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Dr. Deepika

Psychologist, Delhi

Dr. Deepika Psychologist, Delhi
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Hello sir/mam please tell me which treatment is permanently removed anxiety, nervousness, dizziness, etc I used clonazepam.

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hello sir/mam please tell me which treatment is permanently removed anxiety, nervousness, dizziness, etc I used clona...
Hi anxiety is a feeling we all get in a situation that is threatening or difficult. Some level of anxiety is important for our survival and to keep ourselves ready to face the upcoming situation and continue to work for it. The anxiety stops when you get used to the situation, when the situation changes, or if you just leave. Prolonged anxiety becomes a problem and it interferes with your performances and stops you to do things that you want to do. Consider coming for inperson or online counselling sessions which shall be very helpful for you to learn better coping skills in various situations, so that next time you face it you are better equipped to handle it.
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My wife 42 yrs old suffering with ocd since last 12 to 13 years. She is under psychiatric treatment and she has been asked to take following medicine. Fluvoxin cr100, clonil 50 and cerenace0. 25 hs only and in the mean time she is under alternative medicine i. E. Homeopath but there is no improvement. Kindly advice. Thanks.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Ur wife is taking good combination of medicine. If it is not working than u can go for 75 mg of clonil and tab. Sizodon ls in place of serenace. Go for counselling(bt)also.
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I am 21 years old and I have stammering problem sometime and while speeching some particular words like starting from- T, P etc, this starts after age of 15 when my head accidentally hit by a stone, what I do?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Dear slow your rate of speech whenever you speaking someone or discuss with your friend, take a small breath to start the words, do the relaxation and breathing exercises, but first consult the speech therapist take the speech therapy, clinicians apply some techniques to reduce your stammering that's you practice at home regularly, less your nervousness be freely mixed to your friend and speak smoothly. But you take the speech therapy.
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I am 21 year ood guy and I want to increase my mind capacity.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storing and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Post a private question to me and I shall provide you more tips. Take care.
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I am 72 years old. My only daughter after marriage lives in Delhi happily. My wife after retirement works for social cause. For political reason, I left a lucrative job in 1970. The political situation changed and I left politics. My wife still has grievances as I left the job. I don't have any question on my action then. Our financial condition is so so. I don't have regular income. I am quite active, a free lance professional. But my wife's expectation is higher which I failed to fulfill. This is causing negative feelings in me often. How do I overcome the situation ?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 72 years old. My only daughter after marriage lives in Delhi happily. My wife after retirement works for social ...
Hello, stress, anxiety is d out come of irregular life- style, now a days. It, has been noticed that acidity & indigestion generate some negative feeling to cause stress, depression due to irregular life style, improper dietary habits. * tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to avoid indigestion. *go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and to nourish your brain to calm down your nerve to ease your problem, & to inculcate a strong -confident person, enabling you to plane your future with peace of mind. * ensure sound sleep for at least 7/8 hrs in d night to ease your stress. * tk, easily digestible simple, diet on time. * tk, apples, carrots, cheese, milk, papaya, almonds. Walnuts, spinach, regularly * tk, homoeo medicine, gentle, rapid in action with no adverse effect: @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice a day with lukewarm water. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, polluted atmosphere, watching tv, sitting on computer in d late night. * you will definitely b back to normalcy with flying colours * report, fortnightly. Tk, the help of your daughter to solve the problem. Too. Tk care.
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I am in 3rd year engineering and my exams are near .i am feeling depressed and a lot of stress and tension is there bcz of exams .i think it will cause hairfall .so what can I do to face this problem and avoid hairfall due to stress during exams.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I am in 3rd year engineering and my exams are near .i am feeling depressed and a lot of stress and tension is there b...
Respected Sir, You are very right in saying that stress and depression does exacerbate hair-fall, but is very rarely if ever the cause behind it. Since you are already on Minoxidil, I am sure you would have got it evaluated by a dermatologist. If not, Please do see one. As for the management of your stress and tension, I wish there was a "one size fits all" remedy which I could advise you to take. I would have to talk with you a lot more to understand the actual reason for your tensions and then only can I suggest a cure. Most people have tension before exams but each have their own reasons. I could teach you some relaxation exercises which might help. Antidepressants and anti anxiety drugs may interfere with your exam preparation by causing a bit of sedation. Hence I wouldn't recommend them if your symptoms are not severe. As for exam stress, I would just like to add a couple of tips that might help. Try to get adequate sleep. Eat well and preferable a balanced diet containing adequate fruits and vegetables. If you can find the time for it, goo for a walk or exercise for a bit. Take adequate breaks and plan your studies in such a manner that you don't feel rushed and leave yourself adequate time for revision. As I have myself taken a lot of exams, I know the last few things I mentioned are more easily said than done, but keep trying and you will beat the stress.
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I am suffering from night nightmare .Please do help.

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist,
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be 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. I assure you that I can manage this and help u.
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What are the signs of depression?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness, loss or sudden increase of appetite, sleeping a lot or lack of sleep, not having interest in daily activities, losing or gaining weight excessively, thought of wanting to kill self, feeling sad all through the day, not wanting to meet people at all, disinterest in taking self care like bathing, cleaning, feeling of loss of purpose for living, emptiness, crying a lot. All or some of these symptoms need to exist for 6 months or so before the person can be diagnosed with clinical depression. However, before it reaches that stage, counselling can act as an intervention and the person can overcome depression sooner than later.
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BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
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Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour: Habits are not always normal?

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi

Obsessive compulsive behaviour is form of anxiety disorder in which unreasonable thoughts and fears, which are obsessions that lead one to do repetitive compulsive behaviour. Root causes of obsessive compulsiveness are complex and often deep seated. The underlying emotional states may include the fear of unknown, not being in control, negative outcomes, failure, rejection, shame, annihilation or embarrassment

Signs and symptoms of OCD
Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder have both obsessions and compulsions, but some people experience just one or the other.

Obsessive thoughts:

Common obsessive thoughts in OCD include:

  • Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating others
  • Fear of losing control and harming yourself or others
  • Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and images
  • Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas
  • Fear of losing or not having things you might need
  • Order and symmetry: the idea that everything must line up “just right”
  • Superstitions; excessive attention to something considered lucky or unlucky

Compulsive behaviors:

Common compulsive behaviors in OCD include:

  • Excessive double-checking of things, such as locks, appliances, and switches
  • Repeatedly checking in on loved ones to make sure they’re safe
  • Counting, tapping, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduce anxiety
  • Spending a lot of time washing or cleaning
  • Ordering or arranging things “just so”
  • Praying excessively or engaging in rituals triggered by religious fear

You can eliminate mild obsessive compulsion easily, whereas, severe obsessive compulsiveness, require support of medical and mental health professionals.

When you start pondering or obsessing over an activity, you must try to stop the negative pattern, and provide control and security. A good anchor code stops an obsessive thought pattern and provides fact-based security for new action. One can get it under control and recover from it, however at the present, there is no cure. It is a potential that will always be there in the background, even when one's life is no longer affected by it.

The treatment for obsessive compulsive behaviour depends on the how much the condition is affecting the daily life of the person. There are two main treatments, firstly Cognitive-behavioural therapy, which involves graded exposure and response prevention and the second being medication. The cognitive behaviour therapy emboldens one to face one's fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without neutralising them with compulsions. In second case, treatment is by medication to control one's symptoms by altering the balance of chemicals in brain.

Obsessive compulsive behaviour that has a relatively minor impact on one's daily life is usually treated with a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy involves exposure and response prevention that is used to help people with all severities. People with mild to moderate behaviour usually need about 10 hours of therapist treatment, combined with exercises to be done at home between sessions. Those with moderate to severe symptoms may need a more intensive course of therapy that lasts longer than 10 hours.

During the sessions, one works with therapist to break down the problems into their separate parts like physical feelings, thoughts and actions. The therapist encourages you to face your fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without putting them right. It requires motivation and one should start with situations that cause the least anxiety first. These exposure exercises need to take place many times a day, and need to be done for one to two hours without engaging in compulsions to undo them. People with Obsessive compulsive behaviour find that when they confront their anxiety without carrying the compulsion, the anxiety goes away. Each time, the chances of anxiety reduces and last for a shorter period of time. 

Once you have one exposure task, you can move on to a more difficult task, until you have overcome all of the situations that make you anxious.  It is important to remember it can take several months before a treatment has a noticeable effect. It is extremely vital to remember that no one is perfect, nor can anyone recover perfectly.  Even in well maintained recoveries, people can occasionally mess up and forget what they are supposed to be doing. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Sometimes I feel very happy & sometimes very much low. Do not know why it happens. Excess mood swings. Get irritated very easily when things not in my favour & become aggressive sometimes.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sometimes I feel very happy & sometimes very much low. Do not know why it happens. Excess mood swings. Get irritated ...
Please consult a counsellor/psychologist or a psychiatrist as early as possible. You need to get proper psychological assessment done. After finding more about your family history, personal life etc, these professionals will advice you, medication or counelling/therapy depending on the result of your assessment. Till then please do not give any negative label to yourself. If your assessment is normal, then may be just a few counselling sessions would be very helpful.
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Actually I used masturbate regularly. As I am very much attracted towards sex. Whenever I see a girl or lady only two things come in my mind her breast and bumps and starts looking at her vaginal area and after that I have to masturbate. Please help me to get out of it. I tried a lot to indulge in some other activities but nothing is working.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Actually I used masturbate regularly. As I am very much attracted towards sex. Whenever I see a girl or lady only two...
Since you admit you are obsessed with sexual thoughts on seeing females and have to compulsively masturbate after that to relieve the anxiety, it suggests that you have a obsessive compulsive symptoms. You have also attempted controlling them by diverting yourself to other activities but that failed. So I would suggest you to seek assistance with medicines and counseling from a psychiatrist. Consult online for further queries and help.
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How can I handle a panic attack when it happens to me? For example how should I breath? When I have one I can't control my breath and I feel like I'm gonna pass out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How can I handle a panic attack when it happens to me? For example how should I breath? When I have one I can't contr...
These are signs of hysteria and breathing is really important to calming yourself down. This is a fear-based behavior and can be very difficult to treat because you have found an unhealthy adaptation to a normal fear which you feel is impossible to resolve. Apart from regular and aerobic exercising, you must also visit a gym to build a good body image. You can go for personal grooming classes too. While regular vigorous exercise develops your body, the regimen will also enlarge your heart and help you handle stressful situations much more competently than others who don’t exercise. Dress well, eat well, sleep well and conduct yourself well in social circles to build confidence. Perform well in your studies and work, and feel good about your achievements. You could also go for hypnosis sessions to build your self-image from within. Now, remember that all your problems are in your mind: spiritual wellness, faith and prayer will boost your confidence really well. Emotional wellness will take care of the fear factor. There are lots of affirmations, if said three times at a time, everyday, they will gradually strengthen your concept of yourself. Yoga and meditation will also build you up. Speaking to a counselor will give you personal assistance in pursuing these goals.
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My wife is very sort temper. What should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, short temper is due to irritation. Irritable mood is due to many stressful conditions. You should talk to your wife regarding her stress and health conditions. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Take care.
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Hello I am 21 year old and at this age I haven't got any govt. Job so I have a lot of stress what can I do sir pleeezzz tell me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Hello I am 21 year old and at this age I haven't got any govt. Job so I have a lot of stress what can I do sir pleeez...
You are only 21 years old. It is your start not end why you feel so stressed. You will face many opportunities in future. Be positive and whenever you feel stress do breathing exercise and feel fresh and calm. If you want to take our further help inform us. Best of luck for your future.
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Hi! I am 26 years old and I have been smoking for past 6years. I started with 2-3 cigarettes a day then near to a packet. Now I have reduced it to 2-3 again. Is there any way that I can detoxify my body completely and quit smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, there is a way but not by reduction: ideally you should give it up immediately and completely. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Hos should I decrease my hemoglobin level. Now its level is 20. How should I decrease it at normal level. I stop smoking also.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Congratulations for stopping smoking. When you smoke, your lungs need more oxygen to clean blood properly. So more red blood cells and hemoglobin. Now that you have stopped smoking, your lungs will start functioning well. There is no need for excess oxygen -> more red cells -> more hemoglobin. In due course, hemoglobin will come to normal level, if you continue to breathe well WITHOUT smoking. You can do breathing exercises to speed it up.
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What is mood disorder and what is the treatment?

M.D in psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Any persistent disturbances in mood whether depressed or elevated , mood producing distress to the patient or to their families is mood disorder. Types 1. Depressive disorder 2. Bipolar disorser 3. Recurrent depressive disorder 4. Secondary , mood disorders treatments both by drugs and psychological management
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I'm a 22 year old girl. I have anxiety or you may say panic disorder since 4-5 years. I was treated and still on medication. After getting anxiety I developed flight phobia. My last flight was in 2010 and it was horrible. I hyperventilated and screamed but then I was not on any medication. After 5 years I haven't flight on 28th of this month to Bombay. I'm very nervous. Please help.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Continue with medication if it helps . Or else take Clonazepam 0.5mg sublingual tablets as required and Escitalopram 10mg at bed time daily. Review when necessary.
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Mashallah I have no disease but how can I control on my smoking habit, help me out from this universal disease.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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