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Dr. Ms. Akshita Dutta is a renowned Psychiatrist in Greater Kailash, Delhi. He is currently associated with Centre For Child and Adolescent Well Being in Greater Kailash, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Akshita Dutta on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I am 19 year old I want to quit smoking but I cant. What is the cure for that?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You can but it feels like you can't. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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. 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 chewing gum or 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I always stay worried about something-my career, future,money,relationship etc. My mind is restless, when I do something I want to do something else, when I get what I want then I want something else, never satisfied. I cannot concentrate, memory is weakening. I am always in depressing, negative thoughts. Dont know how to handle.

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, Budha said "Needs are the basic reasons for disappointment. That does not mean we should not have basic needs. We are human and we do have needs. But then, why needs which are giving you pressure and stress? That is the question. You may be having every basic necessities you are suppose to have. Are you? Introspect. You will learn that. Take care.
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I am 19 (female, I used to sleep at least 8-9 hours but morning I feel tired n sleepy as if I have never slept before. Till evening same tiredness remains. And after 5-6pm I feel energetic I can't even concentrate on ma studies also. How to get rid of this problem.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 19 (female, I used to sleep at least 8-9 hours but morning I feel tired n sleepy as if I have never slept before...
Hello- this is due to summer season, sleep disturbances are commom around this time. Try these ayurvedic tips to get benefits- 1) replenish your body with some sweet sharbat (ruhafja etc) daily, instead of drinking plain water. 2) increase the amount of dairy products in your meals. 3) massage your head with coconut oil during bed time, it soothes your brain tissues. 4) use gulkanda with meals.
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I'm not getting concentration on my work, always feel tired without working. I couldn't sleep well also from last 7 days. 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
I'm not getting concentration on my work, always feel tired without working. I couldn't sleep well also from last 7 d...
Dear lybrate-user, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques or you may consult a psychologist. Take care.
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Suffering from recurrent depression for last 8-9 years and have been on medication. The dosage is like - duzela 20 & Milnace 25 in the morning and Duzela 20, Milnace 50 & petril 0.25 mg. Is this too high a dosage for my age and what can be done to overcome this. Physical exercise am already doing. But the medicines have only increased over a period of time. What else can be done so that medicines do not increase further.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Suffering from recurrent depression for last 8-9 years and have been on medication. The dosage is like - duzela 20 & ...
Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments. These tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine, as Depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2.Set goals. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small, "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise. It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways, Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. It's a good idea to watch what you eat. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there's evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon and tuna) and folic acid (such as spinach and avocado) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough shut-eye, and too little sleep can make depression worse. Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Don't. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can help you maintain a lifestyle that can help counter depression. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. The next time you're feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Take a language class. When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain. Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 9. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? That's just a symptom of depression. You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life. You have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again. I have answered your query. If you need any further help please contact us. Warm Regards,
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I am 38 years old and also single, I got irritation frequently also I think about commit suicide please guide me to come away from mental irritations,

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of sex/love/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.
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Hi need advice for my wife who does not believe in normal way of living. She has peculiar food habits, she does not like to be with people and prefer being alone, her thought process on life, job, children, family, home is very different to majority of the population. She has high temper and forgets things fast. Her hobbies are colouring pictures, collect small pieces of cloth from tailor shop and make packets. She has asked me to leave job and settle in place away for civilization. She questions me if I like to go to restaurant or stay in hotel, for her important is to stay in open maybe in campervan staying in hotel. She does not like clean house and will keep the cloths all a cross the floor and will not care to even clean. Even though I try to stay with her most of the time and take care of most of her request, she believes I do not care for her and wants to leave me. She does not have too many friends and would not like to go home and stay with her mother. Her thinking is very different from common people and I want to know if it is normal. She does not believe in medicines or doctor and hence cannot convince her to meet a doctor.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi need advice for my wife who does not believe in normal way of living. She has peculiar food habits, she does not l...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. The medicine you use should be Original. I supply original Swiss medicines for which I take only Medicine and Courier charge. If you want you can contact me in my website of Lybrate for medicines. Mix 3 drops of Aspen+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of Cherry plum + 3 drops of Scleranthus + 3 drops of White chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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How can I reduce mental stress, anxiety, depression and feel refresh with full of mental energy all time?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
How can I reduce mental stress, anxiety, depression and feel refresh with full of mental energy all time?
HI Lybrate USER…. 1) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 2) sleep upto 10-10.30 pm…. 3) avoid coffee and tea…. A) take 2 tsf of SHATAVARI KALP with 250 ml of lukewarm MILK, in the morning instead of break fast…B) take 60 ml of AUDUMBARAVLEHA along with 15 ml of honey and 2-2 tablet of VASANTKUSUMAKAR RASA and MADHUMALINI VASANT RASA at night before sleep…. C) take 1 tsf of FENNEL SEEDS along with 1 tsf jiggery after meals…D) eat 5-7 seeds of ALMONDS during meals…do all these things for 30 days…it gives you good result…. Consult to me for further suggestions…THANKS.
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Excitement in Marriage - Exciting Ways That Can Help You Revive It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
Excitement in Marriage - Exciting Ways That Can Help You Revive It!

Marriages in our country usually last a lifetime and require effort from both parties involved to make them work. Often, marriages end because of boredom, as the partners begin to believe that the spark is gone. But there are many ways couples can perk up their marriage. 

While it is true that many people are short on precious time in today’s day and age, what is also true is that a marriage is well worth some prioritisation. 

Leaving dirty dishes in the sink for a little while longer does make good sense, if it means that the time is well-used to bond with one’s significant other. Leisure time spent between couples is crucial for the success of a marriage. Many couples do not make it a habit of listening to each other and this really does work to their detriment. Paying close attention to what the other one says and providing a response may not need a lot of effort but the dividends are rich in the form of the partner feeling good. 

Intimacy is a valued feeling of being wanted and it has a big part to play in the success of a marriage. Over the long term, many couples do not make the required effort and the overall quality of their bond is reduced, as a result. While reinitiating contact may be as simple as holding the other’s hand, many people do not do this as they feel their partner should be the one to do so. Intimacy does not only equate to sexual intimacy, but can even simply be looking into one’s partners eyes with love. 

Laughter is said to be the best medicine, and this happens to be true in the case of a marriage, as well. It has been found that couples who laugh about their past experiences are happier and get along a lot more amicably than those who do not. Recalling together where the couple first met and started seeing each other also has a positive impact as it makes both partners feel valued and thankful about what they have. 

Below, are tips that don’t require much—if any—money, time or even hard work! 

  1. Engage in a new activity with your partner. Doing novel activities with your partner enables you to re-experience the original emotional state at the beginning of your marriage. In other words, trying something new sparks excitement, producing passion. You can do anything from deep-sea fishing to salsa dancing to hiking a mountain to eating at a different restaurant. 
  2. Add the element of mystery or surprise. Both mystery and surprise also mimic the emotional state of a new romance. But it doesn’t mean whisking your wife away to the Mediterranean or surprising your husband with expensive dinners. Here, little gestures also go a long way. Examples include, surprising your wife at work and whisking her away for lunch, or sending a greeting card in the mail. 
  3. Do something that kicks up your adrenaline and arousal. Young marriages start out with an adrenaline rush. Your heart races, you get giddy, you’re alert, awake and excited. Arousal-generating activities can include exercising, going on a vigorous hike, and even watching a scary movie. So it’s almost like fooling your brain that the arousal produced to this scary movie (or any other arousing activity) is really due to your marriage, and this helps to perk up the passion. 
  4. Take a mini-vacation just the two of you. Get out of the house for at least one night and two days, somewhere that interests both of you and creates new memories together. You don’t have to go far from home or spend a lot of money. The key is to spend quality time together away from home. Studies show that for women, in particular, getting away is important. They feel more passionate when they’re away from the pressures of their lives. At home, women have a tough time compartmentalizing things. They’re thinking about the laundry, lunch, paying the bills, cleaning the house, and checking things off their mental to-do list. 
  5. Touch more often. Touch produces arousal, comfort and support both physiologically and psychologically, and it doesn’t have to be much of a touch. Holding hands on a walk, making sure you give a hug or kiss or embrace daily reminds you that you’re physiologically bonded. When reigniting your relationship, the key is to shake things up consistently. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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My gf had an old relationship. How I can give her a psychological treatment to forget all these that happened in her past. She is nw very much loving towards me.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
My gf had an old relationship. How I can give her a psychological treatment to forget all these that happened in her ...
some time its take time to forgot previous .. u care for her its good to she forget all the things that happend in past....u consult once psycologist.. for that
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I am a married woman but my husband is not fulfill my marriage life he cant fulfill my sex life. he looks like a normal person but he say excuses daily, telling lies to avoid sex. I dont know why?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a married woman but my husband is not fulfill my marriage life he cant fulfill my sex life. he looks like a norm...
There is a problem that he may feel embarrassed to talk to you. Please take him to a sexologist or even a counselor and let him discuss his problems regarding performing the sexual act. Today there are a lot of solutions for these problems and unless he opens up no one can help him. So very gently coax him by assuring him that you will be by his side to see this through. If he is unwilling to visit a doctor then you may have to take a call on the future of this relationship. If this marriage has not been consummated, this is ample grounds to pursue a termination of the marriage. Again you may proceed with the utmost caution and care and only if he is absolutely non-cooperative do you need to tell him your decision and choice of action. You can tell him that you want to go about this with the least publicity and therefore his cooperation is essential to proceed in that manner. If there is some other problem, that will definitely come out in this line of action. Please discuss all this in front of the counselor or sexologist as the case proceeds.
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Hello I just tested hiv negative after 8 months of possible hiv risk exposure (two condoms protected sex at one time). I had tested 3 times for hiv all in different labs. Is there is still any changes to test positive from that exposure. Another problem is my anxiety How can I get rid from killing anxiety. I know I'm very likely to hiv negative Since I had protected sex plus I have 3 hiv negative results at 8 months of exposure. But for some reason I'm feeling too much anxiety about this issue sometimes feeling suicidal. Please help me I want to move on. But my deadly anxiety is killing me. Thanks for your Help.

MBBS, DPM, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Hello I just tested hiv negative after 8 months of possible hiv risk exposure (two condoms protected sex at one time)...
So to put it briefly. You had a stressor. And even after reasonably ruling out the possibility of contracting HIV you still cannot get over it. Excessive anxiety which is apparently out of proportion is a disorder, often triggered by a stressor, could be treated adequately with medicine or psychological measures, depending on the situation. Please contact Psychologist.
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I am feeling so tired. Lack of sleep. Frustration. How can I be normal? I have stammering. Is there any remedial process which can make me cured? please help me.

MBB, DPM
Psychiatrist, Noida
Try to normalize your sleep, it will help you in tiredness, and many of your complaints will be fine.
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I smoke 6-7 cigarettes per day. Should I consider reducing the amount. It never crosses 7.what are the risks.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user! I appreciate that you have made up your mind to slowly reduce the number of cigarettes from the usual numbers. Yes you are right, one can definitely reduce the numbers and then finally stop completely. First of all one thing that your mind should know is cigarette smoking does not give relaxation to you that instead causes health issues like lung cancer, throat cancer, change of voice, and you will not be able to tolerate a simple problematic situation in your life. Each and Every cigarette packet mentions that Cigarette smoking is injurious to health and causes lung cancer. So now it is time for you to stop completely. Find out ways to enjoy life to the utmost then you can finally stop completely. Take care. Be relaxed. If you are interested to contact me either through text chat when you find difficulty to manage. With regards
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6 Signs You Are Suffering From Internet Addiction Disorder!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
6 Signs You Are Suffering From Internet Addiction Disorder!

Internet addiction is a very recent phenomenon, but is already a cause for concern. With the advent of various social networking websites, people are increasingly becoming addicted to the internet. Internet addiction disorder is often characterized by people inching to form an emotional attachment with people and activities, all of them online. You may enjoy connecting to people more over the virtual interface instead of the real world; this usually stems from an inability to establish real human contact.

The symptoms of internet addiction disorder are:
1. Excessive usage of the internet
2. Depression, mood swings and irritability if one doesn’t get access to the internet
3. Any effort to reduce internet usage is usually unsuccessful
4. You may experience constant problems in personal relationships, education and your job due to incessant internet usage
5. A tendency of lying to close ones when they ask you how much time you spend over the internet
6. Using internet to escape from real world problems

Further complications
Internet addiction can gradually isolate you. You may develop an aversion to meeting and communicating with people in real life. This can impair your social skills and make you socially awkward. This disorder also create problems in relationships as it can reduce the time you spend interacting personally.
Internet addiction may also lead you to create online personas to evade low self-esteem issues. This actually aggravates the problem instead of solving it; can result in severe anxiety and depression. Withdrawal symptoms might result in anxiety, depression, irritation and loneliness. This disorder can lead to complications such as dry eyes, headaches, change in sleep patterns and subsequent problems in falling asleep. Back pain from sitting upright while you are on the internet is also very common problem. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Health Administration
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Peoples are suffering from heavy diseases like- depression, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. Due to heavy tensions,work-pressures and mental disabilities those diseases have come in our life. To achieve these kind of terrible diseases just apply some Ayurvedic Siddha remidies and get the better result from Ayurvedic.
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I mostly feel sleepy when I study. Is there any way to control this because I can't control this sleepiness and I fall asleep whenever I feel sleepy and thus is affecting my studies .plsss suggest me some ways to stop this .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I mostly feel sleepy when I study. Is there any way to control this because I can't control this sleepiness and I fal...
Because of your age, you may be going through the effects of a spurt in the hormone testosterone as well as growth hormone. Together they can cause a lot of drowsiness and laziness. It lasts normally for two years. Due to this chemical alone, there are three identified features that present itself over which you will have poor control: you will be sexually active, aggressive and rebellious, and you will have acne and pimple problems. Then if you have unresolved childhood issues, they will compound the situation and fuel uncontrolled behavior. Please remember that you may not be aware of all this.Exercise will channelize a lot of your energy and help you to deal with the situation better. Meditation will also help. Make sure you get good sleep, a minimum of 8 hours and do not exceed 9 hours. You will need social acceptance especially from your friends. If you are not faring well in that area, then at least develop one or two close friends with whom you can share feelings and other matters. The social acceptance includes having a girlfriend but do not get too close as in a romantic relationship now – you will get easily drawn in with the hormones not yet fully settled down. Talk to a counselor, if there are unresolved childhood issues.
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Hey doc my problem is that my father expire in 2013 but now days I feel very low and depressed sometime I get head pain on one side sometimes left side sometime right side mood swings happened alot feel like am die from inside I don't know what happing with me and am not living with my family anymore because of some family problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hey doc my problem is that my father expire in 2013 but now days I feel very low and depressed sometime I get head pa...
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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I am having constant feeling of having a disease or mental illness. I am having desire for get a mental illness like personality disorder, hallucinations, schizoid. I compare my all symptoms with all diseases. I'm feeling this from past 2 years. What the hell is this? Can anyone tell me? Am I sick?

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am having constant feeling of having a disease or mental illness. I am having desire for get a mental illness like ...
Dear lybrate-user, Unwanted thoughts can disrupt our life. With time, these thoughts become more frequent and they affect every part of our life. What you're describing seems like obsessive compulsive thoughts and what we call hypochondriac behaviour. This is all triggered by anxiety. I would suggest that you try to work on your thought pattern and try to focus on the solution rather than the problem. Deep breathing, yoga and exercise really help. Incase the problem persists pls seek help from a psychologist or counsellor. You can also reach me here if you have more questions or would like to set a session. Feel better soon.
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I am 16 years old. I am feeling mentally disturbed. please suggest me some tips to increase concentration while studying.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
HI lybrate-user you are a student, just try to focus on your studies. Why are you feelling mentally disturb, can you provide detail of your symptoms. For improvement of your concentration - Try to make a daily schedule and follow it. Try to clear away all the distractions from your study room. When you read a book, ask yourself how you would summarize it, what just you read, after that try to recall it. Meditation is very helpful for improving your memory and concentration. Thanks.
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