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Dr. S. Rajagopal

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Significance of Sexual Health and Mental Health

MS Human Sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (Behaviour Modification), Certified In Treatment of Resistant Depression, Certificate course to be Sexuality Educator
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Significance of Sexual Health and Mental Health

Does a struggle with mental illness mean losing one’s cherished sexuality? No, it certainly doesn’t. But many people struggle far more than necessary because they don’t have the information and support they need to address the challenges that can arise around sex and mental well-being.

Sex is a matter of mind

We often think of sex as something our bodies are doing, but a lot of our sex life takes place in our brains. It’s important to realize that, for all genders, our thoughts and feelings play a vital role in getting us turned on and keeping us that way.

Anxiety or depression can strongly affect arousal and can definitely ruin the mood sometimes. Anxiety and other related mental health struggles can make it hard to be relaxed enough to have or enjoy sex, overshadowing it with a host of worries or intrusive distractions. When we are very unwell and struggling just to function, sex is rarely at the top of our mind.

The struggle with mental illness in a variety of forms can hurt a person’s self-esteem and make them feel unworthy of sexual attention. For example, a person may have an unrealistic view of their own body and may actively seek to deny or discipline the body as a way of coping. In these cases, it’s important to be critical of the beauty norms we are shown by the media, step away from the practice of measuring or defining ourselves, and to seek to rediscover our love and appreciation for our bodies and our sexual selves.

Substance use may put limitations or restrictions upon one’s sexual interest. Some drugs can affect your brain in ways that make you less able to feel pleasure from sex for periods of time after their use.

Substance use can be a problem when it leads to sexual behaviours one may not feel proud of. Under the influence of drugs, you may do things that you regret, such as having sex with someone you wouldn’t have while sober, or doing things you normally might be uncomfortable with; such as being filmed or photographed during sex, or having sex in public spaces. These personal-boundary transgressions can lead to shame and loss of self-esteem and cause conflict in relationships.

Additionally, addiction or mental health problems like mania may be associated with intentionally seeking risky situations such as having unprotected sex with strangers or seeking ever escalating levels of violence, humiliation, and bodily harm (both in real life and in the pornography one is consuming). This can impact a person’s ability to find interest in having sex with their steady partner, because the sought-after thrill or risk is no longer present.

When you become an ally to your partner and deepen your communication, your sex life is certain to benefit. Great sex is often based on great connection, and by working on your communication you are nurturing that connection.

we are all entitled to knowledge about our sexuality and that good scientific knowledge about sex is necessary for us to be able to make informed sexual choices. By educating ourselves, whether we are young or old, we can make sex better for everyone.

We all have a right to enjoy and appreciate our sexuality. Do your best to not let mental illness steal that away from you and the ones you love!

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I slept 5-6 hour night for reasons of competition preparation I study daily 5 6 hr something but not remembering at all which I read quick forgetting I have always headache sometime backache I clear competition but eye head pressure break my study well I masturbate only 2 -3 week because no Gf but think more more sex masturbate night fall What I should do that I always be fit smart and fully confident if I wrong where how to solutions it naturally.

M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I slept 5-6 hour night for reasons of competition preparation I study daily 5 6 hr something but not remembering at a...
It seems you have being wrongly initiated into such acts while all you required at this age was a complete focus on studies and career. Having a gf is not the only aim in life. What about you- you are not able to concentrate on your studies and report of no gf and wasteful activities. When you feel unable to decide what to do, look upto your scriptures, you will never loose track and will always be successful. Best of luck to you.
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Hello I am 27 years male ,How can I use vinca rosea leaves for memory enhancing? Please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For memory enhancing I will suggest you to do pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months and increase your self confidence and concentration
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She is not able to sleep last 4 days she is feeling depressed and if she is alone she feels feared and depressed. Suggest a treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
She is not able to sleep last 4 days she is feeling depressed and if she is alone she feels feared and depressed. Sug...
The depression is causing all of these sleep problems. She must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that she meets with a doctor she must do so and cooperate to her utmost. Please visit these professionals along with her parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because she could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest she does the opposite of what this depression makes her feel like doing (actually, not doing): she will need to fight this condition. She must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer herself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose herself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in her life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If she did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate her sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use her own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, she needs to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get her out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate her, all the hard word must come from her, and her cooperation with that person is very critical for her success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what she has. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I have lost my concentration. I can not focus on one thing. I get worried a lot. My mind is constantly thinking something else or the other. I want to calm myself down. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You need the help of a counsellor to sort out the worrying. Then you will feel less stressed and will have better concentration. In the meantime do the following: 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. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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I have done ecg yesterday. It came abnormal and say short pr interval. What does that mean? And what is the treatment? I have anxiety problem and I am suffering from depression.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have done ecg yesterday. It came abnormal and say short pr interval. What does that mean? And what is the treatment...
Hello Abnormal heart rate could be due to anxiety issues. Try consulting a cardiologist for getting more knowledge about it. Also for psychological issues consult a clinical psychologist for regular counselling sessions.
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Me kaafi jyda pareshan hu mam. Me har cheez se tang aagyi hu samj nhi aata kya karu me. Mujhe choti choti baato pe kaafi gussa lgta hai. Or me barobar so b nahi paati hu. Mujhe pata nahi kyu baar baar rohna aah jata koi b baat dimag me aati toh har choti si choti baat ka hurt hota hai jaldi nervous ho jati hu. Me relationship me hu bt me khush hu bt kabhi kabhi pata nahi kyu me dukhi ho jati kaafi. Mujhe raat ke tym nind b nhi aati jldi n aaati he toh kaafi bure sapne aate n baar baar meri nind aadhi raaat ko tut jati. Me kaafi jyda stress me hu pls mujhe stress se nikalna he. Me jitna koshish krti hu bt khush nhi reh paati hu. Mujhe koi baat samj nhi aati me kya bolri hu gusse me kisi ko. Kbhi kbhi mujhe asa lgta mujhe dimag ke ilaz ki zaroort he me depress hu kaaafi.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Me kaafi jyda pareshan hu mam. Me har cheez se tang aagyi hu samj nhi aata kya karu me. Mujhe choti choti baato pe ka...
Hi lybrate-user happy new yr tumhari problem jenuune hai. First you relife you r stress. Then you start with ayurvedic treatment for brain. Ayurved mai bahot sari aasi dawai boli hai ki usaki maddat sai dimag mai chalu gandhhe sochh & MOOD SWINGS ki adat kam kar sake. Apaka mood swings ki problem ess umar mai chalu hua to usaka impact apake total body pai specially skin & uterus ,stomach pay atta. Allopathy treatmant mai depression dawai di jati hai usase brain dammage haota .so take care. U consult we discuss. Live happy & healthy.
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Sir, I am a depression patient since 3 years. I am taking escitalopram 10, twice a day and feeling little bit relaxed but not perfectly. Suggest me how to get cure of depression completely?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am a depression patient since 3 years. I am taking escitalopram 10, twice a day and feeling little bit relaxed...
You will need the medicine as long as the doctor knows that you need them. Now if you want to come off of medication you will need to work with a counselor too so that you develop good coping mechanisms to meet the everyday challenges life. Relying only on the chemical intervention is grossly insufficient. By just popping in pills how do you hope to develop skills and tools to manage life?! If you stay episode-free for at least three years then the doctor may decide to take you off of the medication!!! You can follow these simple rules too: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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.
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I am 19 years old. My problem is I have not slept from 1 week. Before I was in depression for some reason now due to family pressure and others I am getting too frustrated and my anger has increased alot. I am unable to sleep. I do not wanna eat food. I am suffering from severe headache which is unable to cure it from medicines. I am getting thoughts like suicide and leave the house. I l frustrated from my life.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am 19 years old. My problem is I have not slept from 1 week. Before I was in depression for some reason now due to ...
Hi there ~ Dealing with Depression Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have more control than you realize—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day. do yoga and exercise , sleep well
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My friend was taking maxgalin 75 mg and topamac for 6 weeks as he had alcoholic seizure. He was fine while taking the medicine. He almost cured from alcoholism.in between he drank for 2, to 3 days Max to max. But soon after finishing the course of medicine he feel so sleepy whole day and drowsiness, l.he sleeps more than usual. He started shivering again just after he wakes up in the morning. Loss of appetite again. What to do?

Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Some time if one drink alcohol in a chronic patteren and stop suddenly can face withrawl symptoms with in 24-72 hours of absteinance. Motivation is really necessary to leave alcohol. If he takes medicine and occasionally consume alcohol will definately can cause serious effects. Advise To consult the nearest psychiatrist for de addiction and treatment and to make a decision to leave alcohol and not to relapse in future. Thiamine is what he needed and anticraving drugs as well only with the prescription of a MD PSYCHIATRIST.
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