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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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I have suffered hesitation. I mean haklaht. From childhood. My problem is when I answered to any question or talked anyone then some letters are not cleared & time taken. E. G. I speak my name'sachin' then the word to speak is taken more time. Sss. Sss. Ssss sachin. This problem is bad for me. Nd people kidding on me etc. Some word s, t, etc started word more problems for me. So sir I requested to you that some advise for me.

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 problem is called stammering or stuttering. The stammering is of physiological and psychological types, please see an ent specialist and let him ascertain if there is any problem with your vocal chords. In case it is not, you may approach a psychologist for stammering therapy. Take care.
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Dear Doctor, As I am suffering with severe anxiety, severe nervousness since 15 years. I am getting nervous and anxious for very small things. During such situations my mind is blocking, palpitation also occurs, I unable to writing during shivering also, in such situations I can't do any thing. In addition to that I have a problem of preejaculation during intercourse, in all respects I am feeling not well. Kindly advise us which treatment is better for the problem for immediate relief.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Dear Doctor,
As I am suffering with severe anxiety, severe nervousness since 15 years. I am getting nervous and anxio...
While you are with this problem for 16 years. You are not feel ok till now. Change your routine go for a morning walk daily, join yoga classes and meditation classes near by you. Yoga and meditation will give strength to your body and mind and soul. When you start this type of routine after some time you feel your self fresh strong and a happy person who have no problem. But make your will power strong then this routine will help you.
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How can we cure a person who had gone into un conscious stage means koma for five months in past now he is right physically but his mind is mentally upsetted and he had memory loss in his past life but now he is having the memory loss he can't remember in day happening surrounding present he was being home please suggest him what r the activities and health cares tips for avoiding memory loss and improving memory power?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, Exercise Researchers have suggested several ways that regular physical activity may play a role in keeping your brain healthy and your memory strong. Therefore, try to build moderate exercise into your daily routine, setting aside specific time for it. Eating Right Maintaining a healthy diet rich in nutrients may be a factor in preserving brain function and memory. Fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats from whole grains, fish, and nuts may be beneficial in protecting against diseases and maintaining brain health. If you are experiencing traumatic stress or find yourself stuck in repetitive, unhealthy behavior... ...Try exercising the muscles connected to fight-or-flight with attention. Exercises that use both your arms and legs—and are done in a focused way with mindful awareness of your physical and emotional experience—are especially good at reducing traumatic stress. Exercises like walking, running, swimming, or rock-climbing, activate your senses and make you more aware of yourself and others when they are done with focused attention.
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Hi My age is 29 I have serious mental and stress problem not getting how to solve it it's all about a girl whom I want in my life. What should i do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Pune
Hi My  age is 29 I have serious mental and stress problem not getting how to solve it it's all about a girl whom I wa...
Hi lybrate-user, If the serious mental stress you're talking about is related to this girl, then I have to urge you to look at the other aspects of your life which are equally important. Focus on your professional life and other interests. If you feel you're obsessed with this girl, and are finding it difficult to move on, kindly consult a psychiatrist in person. Good luck.
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I am 34 years old and I have a problem that I am not remembering the things. Recollecting the info is difficult what should I do.

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. I can understand. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. Don't worry. Still if you insist that you have memory problems, we need to conduct a memory test online. Take care.
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I am very much doubtful about my future. I cannot do the things fully focused. When I think about my future I am getting nervous. My goal are really big but because of this problem I cannot do anything. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am very much doubtful about my future. I cannot do the things fully focused. When I think about my future I am gett...
This is an anxiety disorder and depressive as well. You need to practise mind control, yoga and relaxation techniques.
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Sir when I read some books or questions I forget them easily, is there any medicine for it. I forget other things also.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am 27 year man and I am having chest pain whenever I sneeze, is it because iam a smoker, but I do not smoke too much I only smoke 2 to 4 cigrates a day, please answer back.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 27 year man and I am having chest pain whenever I sneeze, is it because iam a smoker, but I do not smoke too muc...
Hi. Pain in chest can be of muscular, bony, lungs or heart origin! Will have to get yourself examined for proper diagnosis and thus proper treatment. Share more details related to your problem and do tell me any other medical condition is there. For giving up habit of smoking, take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for a month. After a month, report back to me.
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(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Religious discourses, philosophical thinkings, reading lots of books, broad minded thinking and beliefs and understanding from third person perspective, help in strengthening ones immunity to depression, bipolar and anxiety diseases. Then one can withstand stronger and severe life events like failures, setbacks and tragedies
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I am alisha. 22 years old past one week I have some fear, and any time I am thing about my past problems. Why should I do?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am alisha. 22 years old past one week I have some fear, and any time I am thing about my past problems. Why should ...
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of love/future/marriage, you are having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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My brother is addicted of smoking and drinking. I want him to quit these addiction. What should I do know? What are the medicine that can help him to come out? Please provide me the medicine that I can give him by mixing into the food and serve to him. I want that he doesn't come to know about this as he will not take medicine. So provide me the answers accordingly.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
No one will give you those medicines because it has to be carefully monitored and the person needs to know about what he is consuming, especially antabuse for the alcoholism problem. The medicine for the cigarette smoking is also given only by prescription from a doctor who has to examine him. If you want to help him otherwise these are the things you can do: Ideally he must want to stop these habits. Otherwise it will become a futile exercise. If these habits have become too much then you will need to admit him into a center for rehabilitation. He will need to be there for at least 6 months and they will do detoxification and treatment for the addictive nature followed by extensive counseling. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit him by force. This will however, require the family’s consent.
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I have anxiety disorder. There are two types 1) fear about flight it's terrible when it suddenly speed ups & takes off I have panic attacks during that period my next flight journey on 4 June I am worrying sometimes thinks over. 2) worst fear about having heart attack anytime & can die all these having since 9 year all trouble a lot when I am alone. I am 36 year old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have anxiety disorder. There are two types 1) fear about flight it's terrible when it suddenly speed ups & takes of...
You have to get mind control b meditaion and yoga . Suffering unwanted anxiety is very much prevalent nowadays!! It is common complaint that " I Suffer from anxiety . Please help me" Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which hinders a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the cardinal symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder. 1. Troublesome & Excess worry - This condition prevails if you worry about the day to day activities too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very common and routine things, related to life or work which tends to affect you in an adverse way. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue. 2. Lack of Sleep/irregular, disturbed sleep - Problems in falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining an uninterrupted sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder. 3. Baseless / Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears. One may ear of death or accident or fall from a plane and so on .... 4. Muscle pain - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and lethargy or unwillingness to work. 5. Unexplained indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by sudden urge to defecate on eating, stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhoea.
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How can l increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

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 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 the family goes for counseling too.
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I am suffering from cold and body pain for several days. Can anyone suggest me what to do. I have been taking medication but it isn't working.

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
I am suffering from cold and body pain for several days. Can anyone suggest me what to do. I have been taking medicat...
Cold and body pain for several days without relief has to be investigated with blood -cbc. Aec. Ige and after the diagnosis only treatment can be decided. Usually simple viral cold and coryza will fade within 3 or 4 days without any treatment.
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This enquiry is regarding my mom's period issue, her age is 45 but still she is having period in every month 2 times. She consult with so many doctors they provided the medicine but prob is not rectified, because of this her health also not good if you could suggest me anything it would be very helpful.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
This enquiry is regarding my mom's period issue, her age is 45 but still she is having period in every month 2 times....
Hi She will fine after taking below course Lachesis 200 once day for 3 day Graph 30. 3tims day for WK Sepia 12 c 4tims day for 12 day.
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Sir I have been taking alprazolam for my anxiety problem. I want to get rid of this medicine. How could i? Should I leave it directly?

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
Sir I have been taking alprazolam for my anxiety problem. I want to get rid of this medicine. How could i? Should I l...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Anxiety disorder is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the anxiety episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I was bad result in my previous exam. And I am feeling nervous for next exam. So what can do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You need to detach from your previous experience. If you learn lessons from the same, it is a lot easier to detach. Meet with a counselor to deal with the nervousness and you will be fine. In the meantime, you may employ some ideas from 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.
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Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

Brain foods that help you concentrate

Ginseng, fish, berries, or caffeine?

Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you'll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function.

But do they really work? there's no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy brain if you add 'smart' foods and drinks to your diet.

Caffeine can make you more alert

There's no magic bullet to boost IQ or make you smarter -- but certain substances, like caffeine, can energize you and help you concentrate. Found in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks, and some medications, caffeine gives you that unmistakable wake-up buzz though the effects are short-term. And more is often less: overdo it on caffeine and it can make you jittery and uncomfortable.

Sugar can enhance alertness

Sugar is your brain's preferred fuel source -- not table sugar, but glucose, which your body processes from the sugars and carbs you eat. That's why a glass of something sweet to drink can offer a short-term boost to memory, thinking, and mental ability.

Have too much, though, and memory can be impaired -- along with the rest of you. Go easy on the sugar so it can enhance memory without packing on the pounds.

Eat breakfast to fuel your brain

Tempted to skip breakfast? studies have found that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention. Students who eat it tend to perform better than those who don't. Foods at the top of researchers' brain-fuel list include high-fiber whole grains, dairy, and fruits. Just don't overeat; researchers also found high-calorie breakfasts appear to hinder concentration.

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I always have negative thoughts and I feel depressed and I have bad temper. Also I have extreme inferiority problem. I always get annoyed by potty questions. Also I had nightmares. I also have fight between my heart and mind. please advise. Thanks.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I always have negative thoughts and I feel depressed and I have bad temper. Also I have extreme inferiority problem. ...
See a counsellor immediately. It is reversible. Join a club, laugh a lot, have friends and partying, do exercises, play outdoor sports games. Love your family. Spend time talking to family. Negativity comes out of loneliness and failures. Right attitude can help you win over situation.
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I have respiratory problem for last 2 years. It is frequent (say 3 or 4 times in a week) to have severe problem during normal respiration accompanied with wheezing. It stays for 2-3 hours and disappear automatically. I am not a smoker. How can I get rid of this problem?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Since the body area that needs utmost attention is the chest, one should try to keep it warm. Use fomentation bottle to warm up the chest, upper back, and back side of the neck. Keeping your feet in warm water is also helpful. It has been found by the researchers that drinking 3 glasses of orange juice everyday can bring down wheezing to 70%. Steam helps relieve the symptoms of all the respiratory tract ailments. Throw a towel on your head to inhale steam from a mini sauna, for 10 minutes. Steam will humidify your respiratory passages, easing your breathing, that will help in looking after the wheezing.
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