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Dr. Prabhakaran

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Prabhakaran Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Prabhakaran is an experienced Psychologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Prabhakaran personally at Mind & Soul Care Clinic in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prabhakaran on Lybrate.com.

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I am having severe depression. Anti depressants are not working. What is the next step. please help me?

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Psychiatrist, Jalna
I am having severe depression. Anti depressants are not working. What is the next step. please help me?
Hello, rule out bipolar depression. Optimise dose of current anti depressant (maximum tolerable dose). If two or more antidepressants are not effective when taken at adequate doses or adequate time, then the depression is treatment resistant. There are drug combinations approved for resistant depression. If all else fails, ect could help. Don't lose hope. Treating depression is difficult but not impossible. Take care
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I am 24 years of age. I have a bf and we are in a relation fr abt 5 yrs. Our families know abt it and everything is fine. I had askd something abt my relationship before also. I jst want to ask something particular. This might seem to be irritating or nagging but that is actually what I feel. My bf has gone for a tour. I know that he needs to enjoy der instead of thinking abt me or anything else. I do not disturb him by calling. I just msg him on watsapp. I wait for his one msg. He comes online but does not msg me. I asked him since he came online he can jst leave a small msg which would make me feel good. He said that I was at work and so he dint text. Its a saturday and I wrk fr half day. Even though he forgot that its a saturday I do come home arnd 2-2: 30 for lunch break and he had come online just before that. It might seem a bit irritating but it really kills me from inside. Yesterday I jst pranked him saying I am admitted in the hospital. I gt a call frm him in d next 5 mins. Thats when I tld him that its not that he does not have time but its just abt your preference. When I am out of station I give him my time by myself. But I always have to ask him y he couldnt find a bit of time to even msg me. I am a person who feels these small things matter a lot and makes me feel good. He knows everything about me by nw. I just want an experts opinion on this bcos wen I tell him or explain to him he never agrees. He feels wat I say is wrong. Is taking small efforts more impnt then always giving reasons ?Kindly advise.

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Psychologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user if these things will remain for long time then its not good for your relation. May be some time he could be busy but many times not responding is really the matter to consider. Talk with your bf about all this with calm mind ,try to sought out the problem. And you should also understand every relation demands some space. Stop fighting on small things. Any thing can be solve through conversation what it demands healthy discussion, don't sit and think about this and take some step.
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Hi Mujhe pata nahi ye seriously koi problem hai ya nahi pr mujhe aaj kal logo se irritation hone lagi h bhot jldi jhgde hote hai mere . Mera sir k dono sides 24 *7 pain hota h aur mujhe light se allergy jaisi hoti h kabhi kabhi . Mujhe andhere me rehna pasnd aa rha h . Aur mujhe aise time me neend bhot aati hai . Mai khush rehna bhi psnd nhi kr rhi hu kuchh dino se . Mujhe bss rone ka yaa toh jhgdne ka man krta h ?

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
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Mujhe pata nahi ye seriously koi problem hai ya nahi pr mujhe aaj kal logo se irritation hone lagi h bhot jldi jhg...
You must see a psychologist as soon as possible for discovering the cause of these mood changes. Some sittings taken will be great help. If you delay, problems will become worse as each day passes. You will see for yourself how much better you will feel after that.
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My friend is studying bams. He is suffering from lack of confident during exams. He had also done this type of mistake during his 12th standard. Now what should he does?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, your friend needs to understand what education and exams are. He will be able to do well in exams only if he learns well. Performance anxiety can ruin his result. He will be able to approach exams without anxiety if he takes performance anxiety alleviating counseling sessions. Let me know if he is willing to undertake counseling through mobile. Take care.
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What should I do to increase memory power. pls tell me doctor?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Take care.
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Does smoking reduces the sperm production in our body and what medicine should we use to quite smoking.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Smoking does lot more harm than just what you have mentioned in your question. It is not going to be easy to quit smoking but it is going to be worth it. I will suggest you various ways to quit smoking.
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Sir, I'm want to know that how to improve brain memory and to keep our body fit and healthy

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic exercise with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.
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I am 21 years old and I having problem in remembering my study material what can I do ?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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He failed in last exams. From then he is so depressed that he never talks to us. Wht to do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
He failed in last exams. From then he is so depressed that he never talks to us. Wht to do.
Be supportive keep reassuring him that you all are there with him no matter what, normalize the situation by telling him that its ok to fail once twice thrice even the most successful people have failed in exams or were dropouts, tell him inspirational things, take him out for outing to his favorite place, make him join some classes music etc whatever he likes and keep a very positive enviroment at home. Ask him what he wants to do and be encouraging. If it persists take him to a psychologist.
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I am 32 years old woman. I have mood variations. Sometimes I am so emotional and some times I am worried about little things. My brains don't feel relaxed. Everytime I feel I will lose someone after that what I will do? Please help me to get out of this situation.

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Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 32 years old woman. I have mood variations. Sometimes I am so emotional and some times I am worried about little...
dear madam kindly request to you start yoga and meditation along with start bach flower remedy rescue remedy but proper treatment need full history so i can help you as much as possible homeopathy will help you in come out from this situation
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I do not memories answer for long time so give me advice what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Yes, this may be true because of your age. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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I have squint in my eyes and so I had deal with a lot of psychological problems throughout my life and now when I am 22 looking forward to be in a relationship but I never get response. The opposite sex makes fun of my deformity. How mean they are, so my life is like this I get attract, I have expectations, girls reject and I get depressed. Flow chart attraction-expectation-rejection-depression. And I get following thoughts how much contribution does personality has in success of person why god is so partial, there is a saying that god made or gave everyone equal, I completely disagree with this statement. I have seen little kids with lot of talent in them and compared to them god gave me nothing. What a foolish creation of universe god has made. I don' t feel like believing god please do not say me to meet with the counsellor, I already met with the counsellor but still I am not able to enjoy the life, I even tried to ignore my desires of having in a relationship, but mind is mind it is very difficult to control or ignore desires, my desires are troubling me a lot, I have constantly raising questions through this forum about negative thinking, why the hell I think so negative, its been 5 to 7 years that I am thinking negative and want to know the source of my negative thinking but weird answers are posted in this forum and I am getting the answer knowing the source will not solve the problem. I am so pessimistic that I had a college drop and I had to switch jobs after two or three months as I am unable to concentrate, I daydream a lot even when I am bathing even when I am in toilet so lot of issues are created due to my daydreaming, which I can not disclose but when I listen to music, songs I feel overwhelmed with thoughts or emotions and I can not concentrate on the work given to me. I get angry easily as I am pessimist and I had a verbal confrontation every now and then. Peace of mind is never there, presence of mind is also not there, I am absent minded most of the time, I also shake my legs a lot when I am thinking and I get startled easily, I can not concentrate on the work as sometimes music takes charge of my mind and I get overwhelmed with thoughts and the output is mess, there are lot of errors in my work. Am in depression, anxiety or any other disorder, I know I am too much dependent on others for my confidence like I am suffering from identity crisis.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I have squint in my eyes and so I had deal with a lot of psychological problems throughout my life and now when I am ...
Hi my friend do not blame god. We have to conquer our mind and overcome problems. Do not be afraid. Be bold and positive. A good day will come for you. I will prescribe you some harmless flower remedy available at all homoeo shops. Mix 7 drops of gorse + 5 drops of rock rose + 5 drops of sweet chestnut + 7 drops of gentian + 7 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 50 ml water and take every 12 hours. By this you will have a calm mind. Ok do not worry.
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I'm 25 years male! I have acne problem in my public area! I'm totally confused doctor! Not able to concentrate on any thing feeling like committing suicide! I don't have gutts to consult a doctor! Please help me doctor! I stopped having sex but sometimes I masturbate! Please suggest me some way to get rid of it!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I'm 25 years male! I have acne problem in my public area! I'm totally confused doctor! Not able to concentrate on any...
Hello, You are suffering from genital skin disease. Maintain pubic hygiene,trim hairs regularly, avoid spicy food,drink lots of water to flush out body toxins, apply neem oil locally and use herbal blood purifiers.Your problem can be solved easily.
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Does homeopathy help in dealing with sensitivity and anxiety when these are part of personal traits/ characteristics?

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Does homeopathy help in dealing with sensitivity and anxiety when these are part of personal traits/ characteristics?
Nothing helps in the personality traits. It is only the conscious efforts and the therapies that can help you modify them.
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Hi m 20 years old medical college girl. A guy 19 years old proposes me he was so nice and caring to me and my family bt after some time people come to me and said he is flirting with other girls also I love him so much but I can't tolerate this so I simply broke up saying my father will not accept us I didn't tell him the reason coz I don't wanna have fight with him. But still I love him and angry with him now I can't trust other boys also but may be that was all rumours about him. M confused abd hurt even I can not concentrate on studies also. please suggest me what should I do.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Hi m 20 years old medical college girl. A guy 19 years old proposes me he was so nice and caring to me and my family ...
Yours is not a healthy love at all. Maintain your friendship as such. Maintain neither like nor dislike attitude toward him. Do not bother about believing in or doubting the boys and its not the right time to think over such things. A true love is beyond such things. Love your noble creer of medicine, you will find how foolishly you are being trapped by the so called hormonal influences.
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I have an issue that my face is very dull. This thing worries me a lot that my face is not at all attractive. And this kind of feeling make my self confidence down. Can someone suggest me what to do to get rid of this issue?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
I have an issue that my face is very dull. This thing worries me a lot that my face is not at all attractive. And thi...
Looking attractive is an inside job not outside job. Be confident what you do and accept gracefully as you are. You are a beautiful creation of a higher power. Love yourself.
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Dear Sir, I don't know how to retain a single line/word/number. I watch matches but can never retain/recall scores; player name & discussion in which I have participate. When I close my eyes it's almost black there no picture/no memory.! When I read & understand something I become able to explain it but as soon as I start another topic or discussion ; I can't recall what I had explained earlier. When I close my eye it's almost black never know what I know at all. But Still I pass my exam (CA - CPT & IPCC) although I cannot teach same question paper after 2-3 days! I listen songs but my mind never catches songs beat; every time I listen it's feel like i'm listening for 1st time or had listen in few year back just tiny bit of thing hit my mind. Everyday I woke up; I feel like new born baby with some memory & never sure of what I know at all! I feel like it's better to burn away rather than fade away!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Sir, I don't know how to retain a single line/word/number. I watch matches but can never retain/recall scores; p...
You may be experiencing a naturally induced regression fro some childhood related unresolved issue that is now surfacing to seek a resolution. You could meet with a counselor along with your parents and find out some causes for your tendency. You do not mention your age but if you are near abouts your late adolescence, some of this are accountable. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Hi, I am a lawyer and my profession requires lot of numbers to be remembered like sections acts etc. I was always scared of maths as a kid and due to this I opted for commerce as a subject but again in accounting I hardly could score passing marks and since then its d same scenario I never took it seriously before but for d past few months the more I try to mug up sections the more I tend to forget everything. Today morning my teacher asked me few sections in the class all I could remember is lot of pages flipping in my mind but not the answer and I was sweating all over inc heartbeats as if I could literally hear my own heartbeats and also shivering. I don' t even remember phone number of my family members or frds. Have my judicial exams coming m scared can' t loose it just because of numbers please suggest. Hope thrz nothing serious about it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have been avoiding math for too long and now it has grown up on you as an essential part of all that you do. I think that it is now causing you so much anxiety that it is affecting even the memory of phone numbers! you must get this fear and distaste for math out of your mind, first. These are just figures and not complicated calculations where you need to use formulas and formats. Just calm down and take in the fact that you just have to remember numbers, not calculate with them. The fear (to a point of phobia) is actually crippling you. After you have calmed down and accepted math as an integral part and parcel of your daily life, learn some very effective techniques to developing a statement with the words to recall the figures. Say for example, you have a file reference as follows: plo 1930/2015. You could make a statement that reads something like this: the palestinian liberation organization can, in one shot, love nine israelis and take thirty pot shots this year at golf (the underlined letters become your clues to the figure to be remembered). This statement may not make much sense but it is meant to be so that it will enable grasp the imagination, and to be captured in memory. You may also use this variant: plan to lie to my older son at nineteen before he becomes thirty, this year itself. You may also use an audio sound recall by reciting numbers with chosen pauses and have an audio memory that is easily recalled: e. G. 9448113793, audio memory could be recited as follows: nine, double four eight, double one, three seven nine three. I don? t know if you got the drift. Sometimes you can arrange the numbers in such a way that it is easy to recall (again it is an audio skill): 9341255060, to be remembered as nine, three, four, one, twenty-five, fifty, sixty! it will be easy to memorize such variants. There are many more you can learn from some teachers. Talk to counselor to eradicate the fear, the block in the mind, and to appreciate math and not fear it.
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Hello doc I have an issue, My son is 3 years old but still can not speak properly. We stay in joint family we all talk a lot but I am very tensed why my son is not able to speak properly pls suggest what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid mundane gossips in family Develop confidence in your son by giving him moral instructions so that he becomes a better human being capable of talking only useful things and avoiding to speak nonsense.
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I have been suffering from depression for more than 5 years. I have been jobless for more than one year. I lost interest in earning, sitting idle at home. I have received good job offer but hardly get any motivation to attend interview. I am now financially totally ruined. My age is 41. Pls. Help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have been suffering from depression for more than 5 years. I have been jobless for more than one year. I lost inter...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite, often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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