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Dr. R. Balakrishnan

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I facing some issues like worries, tension, over thinking, perfectionism and unfocused.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I facing some issues like worries, tension, over thinking, perfectionism and unfocused.
ou need to have mind control and do meditaion and yoga and also contact me with more details for more help. Take care of yourself Connect with others. Loneliness and isolation set the stage for anxiety. Decrease your vulnerability by reaching out to others. Make it a point to see friends, join a self-help or support group, or share your worries and concerns with a trusted loved one. Practice relaxation techniques. When practiced regularly, relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing can reduce anxiety symptoms and increase feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being. Exercise regularly. Exercise is a natural stress buster and anxiety reliever. To achieve the maximum benefit, aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on most days. Get enough sleep. A lack of sleep can exacerbate anxious thoughts and feelings, so try to get seven to nine hours of quality sleep a night. If you struggle with sleep, adopting smart sleep habits can make a big difference. Be smart about caffeine and alcohol. If you struggle with anxiety, you may want to consider reducing your caffeine intake or cutting it out completely. Same with alcohol, which can make anxiety worse. Train your brain to stay calm. Worrying is a mental habit you can learn how to break. Strategies such as creating a worry period, challenging anxious thoughts, and learning to accept uncertainty can significantly reduce anxiety and fear.
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Hello I am 26 years married women sometimes I feel very depressed thinking of my past and in my early marriage days I used to be depressed alot even try to suicide so many times now I have kids I got busy with life but this depression is not leaving me please help.

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
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I am 26 years married women sometimes I feel very depressed thinking of my past and in my early marriage days I...
Dear Lybrate user. You could be disappointed and therefore feel sad and melancholy. Past incidents must be the reason. You must learn to overcome those thoughts. You need to understand, obsessive thoughts about the past is the reason for your present problem. You need to change your way of thinking. Online Cognitive therapy and counseling should help you. Take care.
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Since last 1 month I have facing the problem of headache and feel depressed he is an engineering student help him?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Since last 1 month I have facing the problem of headache and feel depressed he is an engineering student help him?
If you have recurrent attack of headache1. It could be a tension headache due to anxiety/stress, depression inadequate sleep, low bp/high bp, migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error, chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2. Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily in the night 3. Go for regular exercise 4. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5. Check for refractive error, sinusitis hemoglobin, bp 6. Avoid prolonged use of cell phone/computer 7. Consult neurologist to rule out other causes of headache, if required take a ct scan of head to exclude any brain lesion 8. If it is migraine you have to take migraine prophylactic drug after consulting neurologist.
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Im 24 but many ppl say I look like 30s I usually do not sleep properly and every time im stressed abt some or other issues so Im nt able to give my body proper rest on rite time pls help what can I use so that I get back my youthful look.

MD-Ayurveda,Kayachikitsa(Ayurvedic physician), BAMS, MD
Ayurveda, Jammu
Im 24 but many ppl say I look like 30s I usually do not sleep properly and every time im stressed abt some or other i...
Dear user sleep is an integral part take adequate sleep atleast 8 he's stay stress free and keep urself hydrated, drink plenty of water. Thnx.
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Smoking is keeping me stocked to it and I just want to get rid of it. Suggest me ways to put off smoking.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Smoking is very harmful for body. It causes many cancers of body & affects the lungs, heart more. Better you should abstain from alcohol.
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I am a student and in last 2 months I have body pain what medicine should I take?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am a student and in last 2 months I have body pain what medicine should I take?
Do take balanced diet and hyderated avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly best wishes.
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Neurotic Disorders - Anxiety

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Neurotic Disorders - Anxiety

NEUROTIC DISORDERS-Anxiety

Everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious -- the butterflies in your stomach before a first date, the tension you feel when your boss is angry, and the way your heart pounds if you're in danger. Anxiety rouses you to action. It gears you up to face a threatening situation. It makes you study harder for that exam, and keeps you on your toes when you're making a speech. In general, it helps you cope.
But if you have an anxiety disorder, this normally helpful emotion can do just the opposite -- it can keep you from coping and can disrupt your daily life. There are several types of anxiety disorders, each with their own distinct features.
An anxiety disorder may make you feel anxious most of the time, without any apparent reason. Or the anxious feelings may be so uncomfortable that to avoid them you may stop some everyday activities. Or you may have occasional bouts of anxiety so intense they terrify and Anxiety disorders are the most common of all the mental health disorders. Considered in the category of anxiety disorders are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Acute Stress Disorder. Anxiety disorders as a whole cost the United States between 42-46 billion dollars a year in direct and indirect healthcare costs, which is a third of the yearly total mental health bill of 148 billion dollars. In the United States, social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder with approximately 5.3 million people per year suffering from it. Approximately 5.2 million people per year suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Estimates for panic disorder range between 3 to 6 million people per year, an anxiety disorder that twice as many women suffer from as men. Specific phobias affect more than 1 out of every 10 people with the prevalence for women being slightly higher than for men. Obsessive Compulsive disorder affects about every 2 to 3 people out of 100, with women and men being affected equally.

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I am 28 year old male. I found that from few month I have got heaviness in my mind. I could not considered long time so I am not reading books more than 10 or 15 minutes continuously. What should I do?

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Change food habites avoid too oily end ghee prepretions fast end junk food habites. Take simple veg food with green vegitabales salad milk end milk products dry fruites fruites. You take 1 to2 spoon Tej Ras syrup after lunch end dinner.
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Good morning sir / madam I Wana know about depression, how any one goes in depression and what is reason behind it. Please explain.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
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I Wana know about depression, how any one goes in depression and what is reason behind it. P...
Depression can happen to anyone  and does happen to one in four of us over our lifetimes.  Different factors that make it more likely to happen include biological make up, upbringing, or reactions to life events. What keeps it going though is how we deal with those things. The way we think and what we do affects the way we feel. Thinking differently: * STOP take a pause, do relaxation breathing. And ask yourself. What I am racing to- is it fact or opinion? Or is it a negative thinking? * Do something different to divert mind from these thoughts * learn Mindfulness activity and breathing * Self hypnosis helps to reinforce positive thoughts and positive self image * Use positive self talk * Engage in a hobby. Most importantly even when one is depressed he is not always experiencing depression. No two moments are same. Look closely. Each moment is new. Be Happy!
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Why are student attempt suicide after not getting success but there is lot of option?

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
Failure is also an achievement. Try to understand your level by result. Muhammad gajanawi falied 17 times. Shri ram failed several times. Gandhiji failed to make india free in 1930. All fail in life. They try and get success. Get movivated to learn systematically. Tolerate. Work and live detached from its result as result depends on result givers too. If their mood is bad they give 0/100. Then why do you feel failure. It is failure of result -givers. Think positive about self and ability.
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My friend (a paediatrician) a self made girl who is what she she is on her own (Not a very happy childhood and not emotionally att with family) was emotionally involved with her boyfriend, He was very caring supportive and would have been an ideal life partner. However she left him as he did not improve on his excessive drinking habits, while he moved on in life but he too is unhappy in his marriage. My friend is not able to forget him, and is mentally disturbed. She can not get back to him as he has not given up on his drinks. So crux is she is not able to get over him, nor is she able to accept him back into her life due to his drinking addictions. Now its even affecting her present as she is not able to connect emotionally and mentally with any other guy... And so is not able to go ahead with her marriage proposals. She sees him in everyone she tries to get close with and compares him and rejects him if any of his quality is not there. She fears that even if she marries she may start comparing her spouse in all aspects, and may affect her married life. She is totally left feeling lonely, frustrated and mentally disturbed all the time. She wants to erase him. She is ready for psychiatric /medical help only if it can get her to forget him, reboot her and bring the zing back in her life.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My friend (a paediatrician) a self made girl who is what she she is on her own (Not a very happy childhood and not em...
See, its obvious that people take time to move on. As you said she is self made and independant she has made her choice of not being with that guy who does not even love her enough to leave drinking for her. So if someone does not care about her staying with him or not what is that one thing which is not letting her get him out of her mind? She has to get over him to start life afresh and its her decision. No body would like to stay with a alchoholic so instead of comparing other things she should look for the positives in the prospects she is meeting. How long has it been since they broke up? Tell her to take psychotherapy from psychologist and if depression is diagnosed she might as well take medication. You can consult me for same. All the v best.
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What are symptoms of depression and anxiety? And is it possible to get back to these things after some incident.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What are symptoms of depression and anxiety?
And is it possible to get back to these things after some incident.
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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I am a regular smoker and unable to quit the habit. Kindly advise as to what I should take to reduce the ill effects of smoking. Please advise.

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 Lybrate user, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. There are no medicines or short cuts available to keep your health intact while continue smoking. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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I want to be successful in life but I have not achieved anything so far. I somehow able to complete my graduation. I always wanted to be first and get a good job in life. Because of my fear that I have not done well in studies. It took me five years to complete my graduation. I am a good kid. I don't do drugs and I am not interested in making any girlfriend. My parents always expected me that I will do good in life and take care of them because of this, I feared more and not able to do well in graduation. The main reason for this fear is I used to be a monk and I left my monkhood for my parents because my sister got married early despite of her age. My father got angry and created lot of tensions in our family because of her marriage so I have to leave my monkhood. It took me years to know about people and deal with society. As I was a monk my perspective towards life was different and I am not able to compete with fellow students. I have spent 4 years in monastery and after getting out from there, it was hard for me to do schooling and normal things. But I did my best in schools and not in graduation. Please help me Dr. I have never told this to anyone even my friends, I just want to keep this story to myself. I have gone to lot of depression during my teenage because of my religious values which was not compatible with people. But I remain silent and quiet and moved on. Now, I am in my 20's please help Sir/Madam, I am ready to anything to change my life please help. Now, I am preparing for GRE and trying to do master's in abroad. Please help me, I am really frustrated.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Relax dear Lybrate user. You are unnecessary torturing yourself for nothing. First of all drop all your unrealistic ideas of becoming successful in life or becoming a monk. You are too young and immature to understand both the concepts. SUPERFICIAL KNOWLEDGE IS DANGEROUS. You are unconsciously comparing yourself with others. Nobody is perfect. Try to set realistic goals which could be attainable by your abilities. Talk about your position with all the people whom you love and respect, more and more. You will get some clarity about your future. If it does not help, go for counseling.
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Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Recognise the traits of borderline personality disorder & seek help
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I am 22 years old. I not concentrating on my reading and writing. Would you like to tell me how could I do that?

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 lybrate-user, concentration is attention span and perception. The more you are'ínvolved' the more you will be able to concentrate. I suggest you to have a proper achievable aim in your life. Then be passionate with your subject and be interested in your subject. Concentration automaticaly comes. Search google for'éffective learning methods' and follow those methods. You will be able to do better. Take care.
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BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Effects of Smoking and Drinking on Oral Hygiene
Smoking

There is a very famous quote that smoking is a very classy way to commit suicide. Its adverse effects is not only evident on the smoker's lungs and respiratory system but on his health as a whole. The mouth suffers the immediate consequences - gums become pale, teeth lose their white color and the taste buds and the tongue get affected. It also has a damaging effect on the mouth muscles and lead to frequent mouth and tongue dryness ultimately leading to oral cancer.

Smoking during pregnancy affects the embryo formation and very often leads to the delivery of abnormal children or physical deformities in them.

The Role of Nicotine

The concoction of chemicals like nicotine in tobacco or smoke, and plaque bacteria leads to deterioration of the teeth. Before you realize, the teeth and the gums get considerably damaged which is irreversible. This paves the way to cavities and loosening of teeth that eventually have to be pulled out.

Alcohol

Alcohol contains good amount of sugars, which very easily settle in the mouth making it a bacteria-breeding place that feed on gums and teeth. The smoke which is drawn from a cigarette and the bacteria present together release a dangerous acid which results in stomach acidity initially and ultimately leads to oral cancer. This is also another reason to throat and intestine cancers as well.

Limiting the Damage

It is always good to quit smoking and drinking. Even though being addicted is not good, keeping the damage at its minimum is advisable. It is very important not only to brush and floss your teeth every morning but also after every meal. It is a good habit to rinse the mouth with water very often when you are drinking to normalize the saliva flow. Do not forget to keep chewing sugar free gums very often if you are a regular drinker.
Regular visits to the dentist is almost a mandate for regular smokers and drinkers. If you or any of your family members are facing oral hygiene problems and looking for suggestions or treatment

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I tend to forget my appointments given a day in advance. I am 54 years old active and agile person and am diabetic, hypertensive taking medicines, but very active, healthy 83 kg. For increasing memory, please suggest.

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 user. Brain should be kept active all the time. Engage in agile games like badminton. The following foods can help you. Avocados. This fruit is one of the healthiest ones you can consume and one of my all-time favorites. Beets..Blueberries. Bone Broth. Broccoli..Celery. Coconut Oil. Dark Chocolate. Take care.
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I have pain in my right side of chest at night but I smoke everyday what should I do I have a problem quiting smoking.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have pain in my right side of chest at night but I smoke everyday what should I do I have a problem quiting smoking.
you have chest infection.due to smoking..pl. stop smoking.Your personal stop smoking plan While some smokers successfully quit by going cold turkey, most people do better with a plan to keep themselves on track. A good plan addresses both the short–term challenge of quitting smoking and the long–term challenge of preventing relapse. It should also be tailored to your specific needs and smoking habits. Questions to ask yourself Take the time to think of what kind of smoker you are, which moments of your life call for a cigarette, and why. This will help you to identify which tips, techniques or therapies may be most beneficial for you. Do you feel the need to smoke at every meal? Are you more of a social smoker? Is it a very bad addiction (more than a pack a day)? Or would a simple nicotine patch do the job? Do you reach for cigarettes when you're feeling stressed or down? Are there certain activities, places, or people you associate with smoking? Is your cigarette smoking linked to other addictions, such as alcohol or gambling? Are you open to hypnotherapy and/or acupuncture? Are you someone who is open to talking about your addiction with a therapist or counselor? Are you interested in getting into a fitness program?
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I love my girlfriend ALOT BUT I THINK SHE IS CHEATING ME BUT NOT SO SHE USED TO BE FLIRT WITH MANY BOYS BEFORE AFTER OUR RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER AND ONE DAY MY MOM CAUGHT ME TALKING TO MY GIRLFRIEND AND SHE IS TELLING ME TO LEAVE HER But I love her WHAT SHOULD I DO DOCTOR ITS HURTS AND AM THINKING TO GET SUICIDE.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You are only 19 years and you have a long time ahead. So you leave her and study ell to get settled in life and you will get a partner of your choice in future when the time is ripe.
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