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Ms. Janani Vasanth  - Psychologist, Chennai

Ms. Janani Vasanth

M PHIL Clinical Psychology

Psychologist, Chennai

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Ms. Janani Vasanth M PHIL Clinical Psychology Psychologist, Chennai
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Clinical Psychologists focus on mental health and i believe that it is essential to propagate mental health rather than simply address illnesses

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Respected, I am 16 year old. I am aspirant of iit. While studying after 15 to 20 minutes I got some pain in my head and after doing study I feel some vibration type in my head, and also suggest me how to increase my IQ,

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Study with a calm & relaxed mind. Try to enjoy your studies & stay positive. Do not take your studies as a stress. Take the following measures to study better: •Study daily from the start of your academic session •Revise your lessons regularly. •Group studies & group discussions are also helpful. •Do not try to memorize blindly. Try to understand your lessons. •Write down the main points & form mnemonics from them. Mnemonic devices are techniques which help to remember something. It’s a simple shortcut that helps us associate the information we want to remember with an image, a sentence, or a word. •Have a plan to manage your time of study. Make a routine for studying. Study for 30-45 minutes & then take 5-10 mins break. •Be confident of yourself & do not compare yourself with others. •If you feel stressed while studying, talk to someone, listen to some music or do something that relax you. •Expect exam outcomes rationally & what is within your capability. Impractical & over expectation that is beyond one’s capability brings in fear & frustration. •Just focus on giving your best effort. •Take your class time seriously by taking notes summarizing what your teacher has said. •Every morning relax yourself adequately before you sit for studies; go for a walk, spend some time with nature, go for a walk, do yoga, breathing exercise or relaxation techniques. •Have adequate sleep. •Explore your own talents & feel good about yourself. •Set goals which are realistic & within your capability & try to pursue them. •Stay away from substance of abuse like alcohol, cannabis, inhalants, drugs etc. •Enhance your coping skills & problem solving skills. •Spend time with friends, family members or well wishers with whom you feel comfortable & positive. •Practice deep breathing & relaxation exercises •Eat healthy food & reduce caffeine, tea, cola, and chocolate consumption. Put your best effort in your studies. All the best. For the headache, get your eye check up done & if headache persist consult a Neurologist & get detailed evaluation done.
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I have an allergic problem with dust and still I smoke does this cause my allergy more or not.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Smoke weakens the cells of the respiratory system and decreases the immunity and thus increasing the chances of allergic problem
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I am 18 years old and cant concentrate at study for a long time. I have also a emotional attachment. What can I do for better improvement?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 18 years old and cant concentrate at study for a long time. I have also a emotional attachment. What can I do fo...
Bio. Lat. 200 / 5 drops in little water twice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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Sir/Mam my lips are a little black from outer side. But are red. I mean half part is red n other part is blackish. And secondly the upper lip is more black than the lower one. Due to this difference lips look so bad. I don't smoke. Sir/Mam Give me it's reason and medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir/Mam my lips are a little black from outer side. But are red. I mean half part is red n other part is blackish. An...
Healthy pink lips add extra charm to a person's face. These naturally appealing lips don't need regular application of lips balms or lipsticks to look luscious and healthy. But several factors like the sun’s UV rays, smoking, caffeine and age can affect our lips and darken them. There are several natural solutions to lighten darker lips. Here is a list of natural home remedies that can lighten dark lips. 1. Sugar Scrub Take sugar and use it like a scrub. This will remove the darkness and dead skin from your lips and provide your lips a pink colour. Repeat this daily in order to get rid of black lips. 2. Beet Root Juice Apply 2-3 drops of beetroot juice and massage your lips. Beet root will make your lips pinker, giving them a luscious look. 3. Olive Oil Rub 1 or 2 drops of olive oil on your lips. This will reduce the darkness and moisturise your lips. 4. Lemon Juice We all know that lemon juice is great for hair and even greater for skin. It is also beneficial in making your lips beautiful and pink. Apply 2-3 drops of lemon juice on your lips. Stretch your lips and massage gently. You will see that the darkness is removing itself and your lips will appear to be soft. 5. Rose Flower Take 2-3 drops of rose flower oil and apply it on the lips. Rose flower oil will give you pink coloured lips, naturally. 6. Honey & Raspberry Take honey, raspberry and lemon juice in equal amount and mix them together. Apply this liquid balm on the lips and leave it. Honey and lemon will naturally remove the darkness from your lips and raspberry will give you the pink colour, you always wanted to have. 7. Brush Your Lips When you are done with your brush in the morning, brush your lips. Do it on a daily basis. This will work as a scrubber and remove the dead skin. Apply a good lip balm afterwards. 8. Coconut Oil & Almond Oil Mix coconut oil & almond oil in equal proportion. Fill it in a container and replace your lip balm with it. Apply regularly to get soft and pink lips.
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I am worried, because I have a habit of self talking but it is increasing. So what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am  worried, because I have a habit of self talking but it is increasing. So what should I do.
I advise you to do meditation for mental strength by doing slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat mental problems but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.More symptoms are required to prescribe medicine.So explain in detail.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I'm 27 years old. I have an mentally disturbed while on stand by crowd what should I do?

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I'm 27 years old. I have an mentally disturbed while on stand by crowd what should I do?
It is a sign of social anxiety disorder. You will be able to manage your anxiety in public by getting help from a psychologist. Psychologist will help you to identify and dispute your negative thoughts. Once you learn to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones, you will be comfortable with crowd.
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I have great anxiety in job situations though I am confident during interviews. I don't know how to get courage in office works. I find difficult to deal with people.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have great anxiety in job situations though I am confident during interviews. I don't know how to get courage in of...
Not everyone who worries a lot has an anxiety disorder. You may be anxious because of an overly demanding schedule, lack of exercise or sleep, pressure at home or work, or even from too much coffee. The bottom line is that if your lifestyle is unhealthy and stressful, you’re more likely to feel anxious—whether or not you actually have an anxiety disorder. So if you feel like you worry too much, take some time to evaluate how well you’re caring for yourself. Do you make time each day for relaxation and fun? Are you getting the emotional support you need? Are you taking care of your body? Are you overloaded with responsibilities? Do you ask for help when you need it? If your stress levels are through the roof, think about how you can bring your life back into balance. There may be responsibilities you can give up, turn down, or delegate to others. If you’re feeling isolated or unsupported, find someone you trust to confide in. Just talking about your worries can make them seem less frightening. 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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I am 33 year’s old male, after my father’s death in May 2014 i was emotional broke-down, I lost my interest. After recovering in June 15 I started getting angry.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, lybrate-user you are feeling stressed and its stress induced anger. You should know your triggers- which make you angry and irritable. Note it down and monitor it. Practice deep breathing daily 15 minutes and exercise 30 minutes. Eat more fruits and green leafy vegetables. Less of caffeine. You can consult for psychotherapy.
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I have a very bad habit of over thinking due to which I always feel depressed. Please help to overcome this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have a very bad habit of over thinking due to which I always feel depressed. Please help to overcome this problem.
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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 scorching 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. 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 every day and learn to be contented 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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My brother has hearing problem. Now he is 63 years old. But almost from his young age. He is hard of hearing. He cannot do normal conversation. We have to repeat everything for him. Sometimes we feel he is absent minded. Sometimes it is very irritating and embarrassing for us.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My brother has hearing problem. Now he is 63 years old. But almost from his young age. He is hard of hearing. He cann...
Hello, give him baryta mur 200 ch, 5 drops, once in a week. Kali phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Kali mur 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Revert after 3 weeks.
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I am 39 years old having forgetfullness disease i am suffering from this disease post 10 years. So please give me the solution.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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I am going through some mental health issues. Mainly a drug induced psychosis. The main issue i am having is I feel I can not trust my wife. She webt behind my back and contacted my brother to come and get me. I want to do my recovery on my own without her help. Is this normal.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
Why don't you your self visit a psychiatrist ask him to examine you and advise you. It can be medicine or psychoeducation or psychotherapy. Stick to one doctor for 3 weeks. Follow his advise.
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BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
How to Improve Your Memory

Tips and Exercises to Sharpen Your Mind and Boost Brainpower

Improving Emotional Health
A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you're a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a senior looking to preserve and enhance your grey matter as you age, there are lots of things you can do to improve your memory and mental performance.

Harnessing the power of your brain

They say that you can?t teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to the brain, scientists have discovered that this old adage simply isn?t true. The human brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change?even into old age. This ability is known as neuroplasticity. With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways.

The brain?s incredible ability to reshape itself holds true when it comes to learning and memory. You can harness the natural power of neuroplasticity to increase your cognitive abilities, enhance your ability to learn new information, and improve your memory.

Improving memory tip 1: Don't skimp on exercise or sleep

Just as an athlete relies on sleep and a nutrition-packed diet to perform his or her best, your ability to remember increases when you nurture your brain with a good diet and other healthy habits.

When you exercise the body, you exercise the brain

Treating your body well can enhance your ability to process and recall information. Physical exercise increases oxygen to your brain and reduces the risk for disorders that lead to memory loss, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Exercise may also enhance the effects of helpful brain chemicals and protect brain cells.

Improve your memory by sleeping on it

When you?re sleep deprived, your brain can?t operate at full capacity. Creativity, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills are compromised. Whether you?re studying, working, or trying to juggle life?s many demands, sleep deprivation is a recipe for disaster.

But sleep is critical to learning and memory in an even more fundamental way. Research shows that sleep is necessary for memory consolidation, with the key memory-enhancing activity occurring during the deepest stages of sleep.

Improving memory tip 2: Make time for friends and fun

When you think of ways to improve memory, do you think of ?serious? activities such as wrestling with the New York Times crossword puzzle or mastering chess strategy, or do more lighthearted pastimes?hanging out with friends or enjoying a funny movie?come to mind? If you?re like most of us, it?s probably the former. But countless studies show that a life that?s full of friends and fun comes with cognitive benefits.

Healthy relationships: the ultimate memory booster?

Humans are highly social animals. We?re not meant to survive, let alone thrive, in isolation. Relationships stimulate our brains?in fact, interacting with others may be the best kind of brain exercise.

Research shows that having meaningful relationships and a strong support system are vital not only to emotional health, but also to brain health. In one recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health, for example, researchers found that people with the most active social lives had the slowest rate of memory decline.

There are many ways to start taking advantage of the brain and memory-boosting benefits of socializing. Volunteer, join a club, make it a point to see friends more often, or reach out over the phone. And if a human isn?t handy, don?t overlook the value of a pet?especially the highly-social dog.

Laughter is good for your brain

You?ve heard that laughter is the best medicine, and that holds true for the brain and the memory as well as the body. Unlike emotional responses, which are limited to specific areas of the brain, laughter engages multiple regions across the whole brain.

Furthermore, listening to jokes and working out punch lines activates areas of the brain vital to learning and creativity. As psychologist Daniel Goleman notes in his book Emotional Intelligence, ?laughter?seems to help people think more broadly and associate more freely.?

Looking for ways to bring more laughter in your life? Start with these basics:

Laugh at yourself. Share your embarrassing moments. The best way to take ourselves less seriously is to talk about the times when we took ourselves too seriously.
When you hear laughter, move toward it. Most of the time, people are very happy to share something funny because it gives them an opportunity to laugh again and feed off the humor you find in it. When you hear laughter, seek it out and ask, ?What?s funny??
Spend time with fun, playful people. These are people who laugh easily?both at themselves and at life?s absurdities?and who routinely find the humor in everyday events. Their playful point of view and laughter are contagious.
Surround yourself with reminders to lighten up. Keep a toy on your desk or in your car. Put up a funny poster in your office. Choose a computer screensaver that makes you laugh. Frame photos of you and your family or friends having fun.
Pay attention to children and emulate them. They are the experts on playing, taking life lightly, and laughing.
Improving memory tip 3: Keep stress in check

Stress is one of the brain?s worst enemies. Over time, if left unchecked, chronic stress destroys brain cells and damages the hippocampus, the region of the brain involved in the formation of new memories and the retrieval of old ones.

The stress-busting, memory-boosting benefits of meditation

The scientific evidence for the mental health benefits of meditation continues to pile up. Studies show that meditation helps improve many different types of conditions, including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Meditation also can improve focus, concentration, creativity, memory, and learning and reasoning skills.

Meditation works its ?magic? by changing the actual brain. Brain images show that regular meditators have more activity in the left prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with feelings of joy and equanimity. Meditation also increases the thickness of the cerebral cortex and encourages more connections between brain cells?all of which increases mental sharpness and memory ability.

Depression and anxiety can also affect memory
In addition to stress, depression, anxiety, and chronic worrying can also take a heavy toll on the brain. In fact, some of the symptoms of depression and anxiety include difficulty concentrating, making decisions, and remembering things. If you are mentally sluggish because of depression or anxiety, dealing with the problem will make a big difference in your cognitive abilities, including memory.

Improving memory tip 4: Eat a brain-boosting diet

Just as the body needs fuel, so does the brain. You probably already know that a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, ?healthy? fats (such as olive oil, nuts, fish) and lean protein will provide lots of health benefits, but such a diet can also improve memory. But for brain health, it?s not just what you eat?it?s also what you don?t eat. The following nutritional tips will help boost your brainpower and reduce your risk of dementia:

Get your omega-3s. More and more evidence indicates that omega-3 fatty acids are particularly beneficial for brain health. Fish is a particularly rich source of omega-3, especially cold water ?fatty fish? such as salmon, tuna, halibut, trout, mackerel, sardines, and herring. In addition to boosting brainpower, eating fish may also lower your risk of developing Alzheimer?s disease. If you?re not a fan of seafood, consider non-fish sources of omega-3s such as walnuts, ground flaxseed, flaxseed oil, winter squash, kidney and pinto beans, spinach, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans.
Limit calories and saturated fat. Research shows that diets high in saturated fat (from sources such as red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, and ice cream) increase your risk of dementia and impair concentration and memory. Eating too many calories in later life can also increase your risk of cognitive impairment. Talk to your doctor or dietician about developing a healthy eating plan.
Eat more fruit and vegetables. Produce is packed with antioxidants, substances that protect your brain cells from damage. Colorful fruits and vegetables are particularly good antioxidant "superfood" sources. Try leafy green vegetables such as spinach, kale, broccoli, romaine lettuce, chard, and arugula, and fruit such as bananas, apricots, mangoes, cantaloupe, and watermelon.
Drink green tea. Green tea contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that protect against free radicals that can damage brain cells. Among many other benefits, regular consumption of green tea may enhance memory and mental alertness and slow brain aging.
Drink wine (or grape juice) in moderation. Keeping your alcohol consumption in check is key, since alcohol kills brain cells. But in moderation (around 1 glass a day for women; 2 for men), alcohol may actually improve memory and cognition. Red wine appears to be the best option, as it is rich in resveratrol, a flavonoid that boosts blood flow in the brain and reduces the risk of Alzheimer?s disease. Other resveratrol-packed options include grape juice, cranberry juice, fresh grapes and berries, and peanuts.
For mental energy, choose complex carbohydrates
Just as a racecar needs gas, your brain needs fuel to perform at its best. When you need to be at the top of your mental game, carbohydrates can keep you going. But the type of carbs you choose makes all the difference. Carbohydrates fuel your brain, but simple carbs (sugar, white bread, refined grains) give a quick boost followed by an equally rapid crash. There is also evidence to suggest that diets high in simple carbs can greatly increase the risk for cognitive impairment in older adults. For healthy energy that lasts, choose complex carbohydrates such as whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal, high-fiber cereal, lentils, and whole beans. Avoid processed foods and limit starches (potato, pasta, rice) to no more than one quarter of your plate.

Improving memory tip 5: Give your brain a workout

By the time you?ve reached adulthood, your brain has developed millions of neural pathways that help you process and recall information quickly, solve familiar problems, and execute familiar tasks with a minimum of mental effort. But if you always stick to these well-worn paths, you aren?t giving your brain the stimulation it needs to keep growing and developing. You have to shake things up from time to time! Try taking a new route home from work or the grocery store, visiting new places at the weekend, or reading different kinds of books.

Memory, like muscular strength, requires you to ?use it or lose it.? The more you work out your brain, the better you?ll be able to process and remember information. The best brain exercises break your routine and challenge you to use and develop new brain pathways. Activities that require using your hands are a great way to exercise your brain. Playing a musical instrument, juggling, enjoying a game of ping pong (table tennis), making pottery, knitting, or needlework are activities that exercise the brain by challenging hand-eye coordination, spatial-temporal reasoning, and creativity.

The brain exercise you choose can be virtually anything, so long as it meets the following three criteria:

It?s new. No matter how intellectually demanding the activity, if it?s something you?re already good at, it?s not a good brain exercise. The activity needs to be something that?s unfamiliar and out of your comfort zone.
It?s challenging. Anything that takes some mental effort and expands your knowledge will work. Examples include learning a new language, instrument, or sport, or tackling a challenging crossword or Sudoku puzzle.
It?s fun. Physical and emotional enjoyment is important in the brain?s learning process. The more interested and engaged you are in the activity, the more likely you?ll be to continue doing it and the greater the benefits you?ll experience. The activity should be challenging, yes, it should also be something that is fun and enjoyable to you. Make an activity more pleasurable by appealing to your senses?playing music while you do it, or rewarding yourself afterwards with a favorite treat, for example.
Use mnemonic devices to make memorization easier

Mnemonics (the initial ?m? is silent) are clues of any kind that help us remember something, usually by helping us associate the information we want to remember with a visual image, a sentence, or a word.

Mnemonic device Example
Visual image ? Associate a visual image with a word or name to help you remember them better. Positive, pleasant images that are vivid, colorful, and three-dimensional will be easier to remember.
To remember the name Rosa Parks and what she?s known for, picture a woman sitting on a park bench surrounded by roses, waiting as her bus pulls up.
Acrostic (or sentence) - Make up a sentence in which the first letter of each word is part of or represents the initial of what you want to remember.
The sentence ?Every good boy does fine? to memorize the lines of the treble clef, representing the notes E, G, B, D, and F.
Acronym ? An acronym is a word that is made up by taking the first letters of all the key words or ideas you need to remember and creating a new word out of them.
The word ?HOMES? to remember the names of the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.
Rhymes and alliteration - Rhymes, alliteration (a repeating sound or syllable), and even jokes are a memorable way to remember more mundane facts and figures.
The rhyme ?Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November? to remember the months of the year with only 30 days in them.
Chunking ? Chunking breaks a long list of numbers or other types of information into smaller, more manageable chunks.
Remembering a 10-digit phone number by breaking it down into three sets of numbers: 555-867-5309 (as opposed to5558675309).
Method of loci ? Imagine placing the items you want to remember along a route you know well or in specific locations in a familiar room or building.
For a shopping list, imagine bananas in the entryway to your home, a puddle of milk in the middle of the sofa, eggs going up the stairs, and bread on your bed.
Tips for enhancing memory and learning skills

Pay attention. You can?t remember something if you never learned it, and you can?t learn something?that is, encode it into your brain?if you don?t pay enough attention to it. It takes about eight seconds of intense focus to process a piece of information into your memory. If you?re easily distracted, pick a quiet place where you won?t be interrupted.
Involve as many senses as possible. Try to relate information to colors, textures, smells, and tastes. The physical act of rewriting information can help imprint it onto your brain. Even if you?re a visual learner, read out loud what you want to remember. If you can recite it rhythmically, even better.
Relate information to what you already know. Connect new data to information you already remember, whether it?s new material that builds on previous knowledge, or something as simple as an address of someone who lives on a street where you already know someone.
For more complex material, focus on understanding basic ideas rather than memorizing isolated details. Practice explaining the ideas to someone else in your own words.
Rehearse information you?ve already learned. Review what you?ve learned the same day you learn it, and at intervals thereafter. This ?spaced rehearsal? is more effective than cramming, especially for retaining what you?ve learned.
5 Simple Tricks to Sharpen Thinking and Memory Skills

Using these memory-enhancing techniques can help improve your ability to learn new information and retain it over time.

1. Repeat

One of the golden rules of learning and memory is repeat, repeat, repeat. The brain also responds to novelty so repeating something in a different way or at a different time will make the most of the novelty effect and allow you to build stronger memories. Examples of using repletion include:

Taking notes.
Repeating a name after you hear it for the first time.
Repeating or paraphrasing what someone says to you.
2. Organize

A day planner or smart phone calendar can help you keep track of appointments and activities and can also serve as a journal in which you write anything that you would like to remember. Writing down and organizing information reinforces learning.

Try jotting down conversations, thoughts, experiences.
Review current and previous day?s entries at breakfast and dinner.
If you use a planner and not a smart phone, keep it in the same spot at home and take it with you whenever you leave.
3. Visualize

Learning faces and names is a particularly hard task for most people. In addition to repeating a person?s name, you can also associate the name with an image. Visualization strengthens the association you are making between the face and the name. For example:

Link the name Sandy with the image of a beach, and imagine Sandy on the beach.
4. Cue

When you are having difficulty recalling a particular word or fact, you can cue yourself by giving related details or ?talking around? the word, name, or fact. Other practical ways to cue include:

Using alarms or a kitchen timer to remind you of tasks or appointments.
Placing an object associated with the task you must do in a prominent place at home. For example, if you want to order tickets to a play, leave a newspaper ad for the play near your telephone or computer.
5. Group

When you?re trying to remember a long list of items, it can help to group the items in sets of three to five, just as you would to remember a phone number. This strategy capitalizes on organization and building associations, and helps to extend the capacity of our short-term memory by chunking information together instead of trying to remember each piece of information independently. For example:

If you have a list of 15 things on your grocery list, you can group the items by category, such as dairy, produce, canned goods, and frozen foods.
Adapted with permission from Harvard Health Letter: July 2014, a special health report published by Harvard Health Publications.

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Sir, I am 19 yr. Old but I did not have any job. I like my study but my family problem. I cleared +2 with 60% .So 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, you know your problem and the solution. If you do not have enough qualification, you should do a job which is apt according to your qualification. For a plus two qualified person, you cannot ask for white collar job. I think you need career related guidance. Take care.
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After ejaculation I am feeling very depressed, plzz give me some advice and medication.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
After ejaculation I am feeling very depressed, plzz give me some advice and medication.
It is only exhaustion which is a very very normal phenomena. It is due to the complete relaxation of your nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. You feel depressed because you may have learnt some false idea in your childhood from friends or cheap medias that masturbation/ejaculation leads to tiredness or depression which inturn creates a guilt feeling. In fact the feeling of relaxation and satisfaction can be enjoyed tremendously.
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Hi Is there any syrup or capsules to boost our mind. I can' t study regularly because I felt tired. And what I studied I forget. Advise any food or syrup or capsules for boosting my mind. Please

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You are getting stressed out with your study. Relax daily in between studying. So meditation or yoga or any other method of relaxation like walking.
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Sir I have recent stammering problem what can I do fr it to cure. What is its treatment?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a neurologist evaluation.
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Sir I have a very strong fear of injection. Whenever I thought about it I get very tensed and it is affecting my studies too. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I have a very strong fear of injection. Whenever I thought about it I get very tensed and it is affecting my stud...
You are over-reacting due to fear. Your imagination probably runs wild with the over-sensitivity to the prick. It is really a minor pain (literally ?just a pin-prick?) and can never cause you any harm or severe pain. If you convince yourself in the brain that that is what it is, it will never feel so bad. Some nurses are so adept at giving these injections that you will never even feel it! So, change your mind and the injection will be a different experience. There are so many treatments that must be administered through the needle that you cannot really avoid. If you continue to react like this then you could develop hysteria to a simple medical administration.
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Sir I have a serious problem when ever I meat a girl in our institute or any other place automatically my thinking was worst I think negative thoughts and the reality is what ever I think automatically its going beyond my brain mns girls were listen my thoughts clearly and my confidence level were more down because my liver is weak thats why what ever I thought its beyond my brain and every body were listening me. When ever I talk to my self in my brain every person was told me that look he gona made he talking to himself and the fact is i'm just thinking why my thinking is so strong sir because of liver weak or i'm listing songs in my hand free so that will harm my brain please suggest me some medicine i'm so thank full to you.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Sir I have a serious problem when ever I meat a girl in our institute or any other place automatically my thinking wa...
You are not talking with girls. When you talk there is nothing. You feel inferior yourself. Anybody in this age like that. We talk so many girls about sexual problems directly. But we never get negative thoughts. You are not talking. You are imaging yourself wrongly. For that reason you are getting negative thoughts. When you talk with them. You feel yourself there is nothing. After talking everybody feels there is nothing. After that we dislike to talk with girls. Better to make friendly relationships with girls. Then you do not have negative thoughts. Nobody listen or feel or think yourself. They have their own work. In this world everybody is busy they do not have time to think about yourself. Everything is your poor imagination. When you talk friendly everything gone. After you feel bore. So better to make freindly relations with girls. Listening songs is very good. Be sociable and be freidly with others. Best of luck.
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