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I want to boost up my memory power and concentration Because I lack it. Which homeopathy medicines should I take?

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 Suvankar. Memory power is determined by heredity aspects, hormonal activities and above all your attitude and how you use your brain. There are no miracle medicines to improve your brain power. The best method is to use your brain as much as possible. Engage in creative activities and mind games. You will see the difference. Take care.
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I am 18 years old when I slipping at night I saw so dangerous dream why I see dangerous dream?

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
I am 18 years old when I slipping at night I saw so dangerous dream 
why I see dangerous dream?
Dear , dreams are activities of unconscious mind and no need to worry about what you saw in dreams. According to dream analysis methodology, dangerous dreams are because of your state of mind. You fear something. Please explain every symptom you face. Take care.
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Hello. Having some issue about myself I got puzzle. If am doing very important work or some risky. I usually do it without any confusion. But later when I think about that work which I have done carefully. I started doubt, fear,confusion about that work like may be I have done something wrong or mistake. And then I think that whole situation again and again its continue to repeat again. Until I don't believe it. Or satisfy me. But then again something extra strange tension comes into my brain suddenly start to think about next tension I always think that I have some tension I have to clear it I have to think it. And I got puzzle again some tension about a work which I have done smoothly comes into my mind bit of fear comes inside of me and got puzzle. Again.it has no border or limit its continue, repeat again and again. And thus I am having rude behave. Anger.depressed. Anxiety. Do me favour.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello. Having some issue about myself
I got puzzle. If am doing very important work or some risky. I usually do it wi...
Repetitive tasks, intrusive and repetitive thoughts, checking, counting, disproportionate excess need for order and cleanliness, as well as anxiety when not able to do the same are signs of obsessive compulsive disorder. Patients with OCD suffer from significant distress, anxiety and depression due to the same which impairs their quality of life. Please consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest. With a combination of medication and behavioral therapy it is likely that your symptoms will improve.
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I am preparing for an exam. So how many hours sleep do I need? I sleep from 12-8am. I also feel sleepy in the afternoon. So I sleep from 3-5 pm. Is this good?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am preparing for an exam. So how many hours sleep do I need? I sleep from 12-8am. I also feel sleepy in the afterno...
Dear, you should sleep for upto 8 hours for proper function of brain & good memory. As you said you sleep in afternoon, that is good. But you have to decrease the sleep time of day upto 1 hour only.
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I am 17 year old. I am loving a girl. But when I got the time to say my love. I knew that she were already in another relation. It become very hard to me. Im in sad mood what will I do now. Could you please give some suggestions.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 17 year old. I am loving a girl. But when I got the time to say my love. I knew that she were already in another...
Yu have to forget her and you ill find someone who is meant for you and in 16 years you have to think only about studies and your future
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I was fail in my exam so I am very depressed so what should I do for this so I feel good.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I was fail in my exam so I am very depressed so what should I do for this so I feel good.
I shall give you study tips to study well for the next exam. Failures are stepping tone to success and work hard for it. 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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My relative 37 years old who take medicines of depression last 10 year. Its bed for health?

Clinical Hpnotherapy, M.D.(A.M.)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Jalandhar
My relative 37 years old who take medicines of depression last 10 year. Its bed for health?
For getting off medications you need to undergo quantum energy sessions with bach flower remedy. A total detox with soul spa technique will be v helpful.
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I have been diagnosed neuro depression 27 years back in 1988 and was advised depsonil 75 mg. 10 yera back I switched it to prothidiane 50 mg. I have improved a lot in comparison. Can I switch to some safer and better drug.

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, depression is usually treated with a combination of medicines. Psychotherapy, meditation and life style changes. Out of which you are already having good medicines. I will help you with the other three methods. Once you master the other three methods, slowly you can taper the medicines, on your psychiatrist's advise. In a span of one year you will be able to stop the medicine completely because, by then you sould have learned how to manage your depression. Please post a private question to me with every detail. Take care.
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My brother in law is 30 years of age and he is an super alcoholic person. Is there any medicine that can help him to quit alcohol. He don't have any past medical history. Me too is a alcoholic person as I mentioned earlier. As I am an asthmatic person I take formonide 200 regularly and pan40 for gas problem.

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
There are some medicines which can help in reducing craving and withdrawal symptoms but most important thing is will power you can also take hypnotherapy sessions it will help you in quiting.
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Sir, I am getting too much irritation and if any body said wrong on me immediately I am getting depressed. And I am getting too much anxiety on any simple issues. While this I am suffering from leg pains also.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am getting too much irritation and if any body said wrong on me immediately I am getting depressed. And I am g...
You must check out the leg pains with a doctor, immediately. Sounds to me like you are into an anger related depression. If you have not been on medication and you want to remain so, you will have to work very hard to recover from this condition. You must first of all seek the help of a counselor, ideally. If that person thinks that you need to meet with a doctor you will need to do so and cooperate right through. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you 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 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, if you are not already married. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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How can I improve my memory power on study? Besides please suggest me ways to overcome my boredom on study and I feel depressed so easily. Please suggest me how to deal with my study more lightly.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
How can I improve my memory power on study? Besides please suggest me ways to overcome my boredom on study and I feel...
Study becomes stressful when you make unreasonable expectations. Unreasonable expectations lead to failure and boredom, just because you seem to be unable to achieve your goals. Memory in fact is affected due to stress and emotions. An anxious and depressed mind keeps your thoughts and cognition occupied and hence your brain is unable to free itself to learn new things. Improving memory is an art and it has to be practised. The first step would be an evaluation of your stress and your depressed feelings about studies. It is advisable that you consult a good psychiatrist nearby, discuss your problems in details and get treated for anxiety and depression if needed. Counselling an d therapy may help a lot in narrowing down your aims and rationalising your beliefs on success in studies. For further queries or assistance you may consult me online.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
I think you have an emotional eating disorder. You need to identify the emotion that is behind the excessive eating: are you sad, angry, afraid or happy that you tend to want to eat every time? When you have done that it is as simple as addressing the feeling that feeds into the over-eating and you will cease to have a problem. This can be done with a counselor, ideally. Many of us over-eat when emotionally distraught. I don't know if you are over-weight and for some people weight gain is an effect of the depression. Apart from that it is likely that your metabolism might have reduced considerably making you susceptible to gain weight even with small quantities of food. If you still want to eat (I mean healthy food of course), you can consume more, if you did some noteworthy exercise, after getting approval from your doctor. Exercise boosts your metabolic rate and help produce anti-depressant quite naturally. Foods also boost metabolism: egg whites, lean meat, water, chili peppers, coffee, green tea, milk, whole grains, and lentils. Cucumber is a zero calorie food and takes long to digest and much metabolism too. If you have it before each meal and any amount too, it will curb the amount of consumption - even tea and coffee has that effect. Even so, the addictive aspect of eating involves the obsession and compulsion i.e. your mind will be always thinking about food and then it will feed into a compulsion to consume something. So, if you occupy yourself, (not busy) then the mind will not think too much on food and therefore it will negate the compulsion.
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I'm 25 year old male I've been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia now I'm fine but sometimes I get so depressed thinking about my past about my ex girlfriend ,now I don't trust anyone and I'm unable to sleep in nights what should I do?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
I'm 25 year old male I've been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia now I'm fine but sometimes I get so depressed th...
Instead of past think of how to get successful and get back your list attention. You can't do what you can't. You also cannot get back the past.
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I know a man who is 48 years of ago who is very dear to me, he is addicted to smoking. After trying his best to stop, he smokes once in a day. He want to give up smoking but he unable to do. What to do doctor?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Desire to stop smoking is must. Please stay away from nicotine one moment at a time. Just give yourself 72 hours without smoking and see the miracle in your life. Attend nicotine anonymous meetings.
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I lost all my competitive exams, I lost my eligibility age, I have no property, I went into depression, now I can't help myself, I would like to commit suicide with out pain, can any one suggest how to do the same.

PHD, MD
Ayurveda, Udupi
I lost all my competitive exams, I lost my eligibility age, I have no property, I went into depression, now I can't h...
Dear, life is more than passing compitative exam to reach the targent of job to earn money. Try to work other source to secure your earning to manage day today life needs. As a day progress you can develop confidence how to build your carrier. Creater created you to do positive things. Do not develop negative energy it will spoil self and surrounding. Begin to think simple way to enjoy the life. Do not be dishearted by temprovary failures. You will come up. God bless u.
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What to do to get out of anxiety disorders? I can't sleep well because of racing heart and negative thoughts. Its been since months that I have been experiencing the same.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
What to do to get out of anxiety disorders? I can't sleep well because of racing heart and negative thoughts. Its bee...
Hi start taking kali phos 6x /4 tablets /tds /7 days and passiflora q /20 drops /bd then consult for follow up.
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Once my friend (male) had sex encounter with his roommate (male). He has his girlfriend and he is serious about that girl too. But he liked the encounter and he wants to continue and after that he is used to it. Now he is attracted towards boys who are muscular and good looking better than him and at the same time he is in relationship with his girlfriend. He wants to avoid this attraction and sex with male. But he is not able to do it. He has less hair on face and chest and due to that he felt ashamed. I want to know what's happening to him.:(

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Once my friend (male) had sex encounter with his roommate (male). He has his girlfriend and he is serious about that ...
Most probably your friend is gay. He is getting attracted towards males because, that is his sexual inclination. He is probably unable to accept this reality and hence is having a girl friend. It is also possible that he thinks that being gay is a sin/crime, as in indian society, being homosexual is not legally and culturally acceptable. It is also possible that he is a bisexual. He needs to accept his sexuality and understand that even if he marries a girl, he will still get attracted towards males and hence he will not be able to have a healthy and committed relationship with his girlfriend/wife. If he does not understand and accept his sexual orientation and needs, he will not be happy in his life. At the same time his life partner (if a female) also will not be happy. Hence it is advisable for him to accept his reality and make decisions accordingly. To make the things easy for him, he may talk to a counsellor or a sexologist. There are a number of groups of homosexuals, online, these days. He can become a member and seek support from like minded people.
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Sir after typhoid recovery from 4 month I always feel tired and can not do heavy work got knee pain and nausea headache I feel like energy is drained can not do anything feeling like dying and giving me negative thoughts of self suicide please help me.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Sir after typhoid recovery from 4 month I always feel tired and can not do heavy work got knee pain and nausea headac...
Do not think. Don't worry I am here to help you. You take hemol syrup 1spoon after lunch end dinner for 3 days than 2spoon after lunch end 2 after dinner for 2 month. Take oorja500 mg tablet 1 after breakfast for one month than feedback to me.
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Hiii My father is suffering from anxiety since 10years, he can't travel any where because he had journey phobia pls suggest what should he do to travel without stress and phobia.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hiii
My father is suffering from anxiety since 10years, he can't travel any where because he had journey phobia pls s...
Hi, the best advise for you would be that you take him to a psychologist - where he can be treated for this phobia by using behavioral technique called systematic desensitization. Here is a brief summary of the steps you will go through in desensitizing yourself: step 1. Anxiety hierarchy. First, you will construct an anxiety hierarchy, which is a list of those situations involved in and leading up to your target situation ranked in order from the lease disturbing to the most disturbing. Step 2. Relaxation training. Then you will train yourself in deep muscle relaxation. Step 3. Desensitization sessions. You will then go through a series of desensitization sessions. At the beginning of a session, using what you've learned from your deep muscle relaxation training (to be explained), you will relax. You will then imagine a scene representing the weakest item on your hierarchy while maintaining your relaxed state. A given step on your anxiety hierarchy must be repeatedly imagined until you no longer exhibit anxiety at the presentation of it. You will then imagine the next higher anxiety-producing step, and so on. Thus, the anxiety cues are gradually decreased until you can present the most frightening step without feeling any anxiety whatsoever.
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