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Dr. Samir Parikh  - Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Samir Parikh

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Delhi

21 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Samir Parikh MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Delhi
21 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Samir Parikh is a consultant psychiatrist and the Director of Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare. He has done his graduation (MBBS), and Post-gradu......more
Dr. Samir Parikh is a consultant psychiatrist and the Director of Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare. He has done his graduation (MBBS), and Post-graduation (DPM and MD-psychiatry) from Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, and topped the university in both. He is one of the leading academic experts in the field of mental health and conducts training programmes and courses for doctors, Psychologists and allied specialities, and has initiated several awarness campaigns for the community. He is a very well known speaker, due to his expressive communicative style and in-depth knowledge of mental health and Indian culture with comprehensive experience in the field of clinical and community mental health, he has been a speaker at various national and international forums on mental health issues. Dr. Samir Parikh also has a prominent presence in the media with various columns in newspapers and a presence on television channels and websites. He has played a key role in enchancing the image of mental health in the country and his views are widely appreciated. Speciality: He is a very well known speaker, due to his expressive communicative style and in-depth knowledge of mental health and Indian culture with comprehensive experience in the field of clinical and community mental health, he has been a speaker at various national and international forums on mental health issues.
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Dr. Samir Parikh is one of the best Psychiatrists in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. He is currently associated with Fortis Hospital - Shalimar Bagh in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Samir Parikh and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Gujarat University - 1996
DPM (Psychiatry) - Gujarat University - 1998
MD - Psychiatry - Gujarat University - 2000
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Delhi Medical Council
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Due to less marks in exam after that I fell depression so give me idea what I do to overcome from depression?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Due to less marks in exam after that I fell depression so give me idea what I do to overcome from depression?
This sounds like an episodal depression and may be easier to resolve. You are disappointed no doubt but life is full of such drawbacks. Fortunately, you have not failed, so take up this as a challenge and work smarter the next time. 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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Five Foods for a Healthier Brain

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Five Foods for a Healthier Brain

While many of us may associate healthy food with a healthy body, it is also true that healthy food can support a healthy brain. As we start to grow old, there is something known as oxidative damage which can lead to memory impairment and general brain decline. A healthy brain is one where the brain function is at an appropriate level and the aging process has been pushed back in terms of stellar memory and information processing. According to Ayurveda and other arms of medical science, there are a number of super foods that can help in this process. Here is a list of five foods that can lead to a healthier brain.

  1. Brahmi: This is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. It can be used for many ailments and it also prescribed as a brain tonic for stronger memory. Besides making the memory clear and sharp, this ingredient can improve the brain’s grasping power and the mental capacity of the brain. It is also an excellent anti-anxiety agent, as per Ayurvedic science.
  2. Ginkgo Biloba: This herb promotes better blood circulation in the brain, which helps in improving the overall brain function. It is also a memory enhancer. This herb is used by Ayurvedic doctors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Amnesia. It is a good medicine that can repair the damaged cells of the brain.
  3. Ashwagandha: This is also known as an Ayurvedic wonder herb. This herb contains many beneficial properties for the brain and the rest of the body. When it comes to the brain and its functioning, Ashwagandha is ideal for patients who are suffering from severe stress. Besides being a stress reliever, this herb can also be used to keep the brain in a calm state for better performance. It helps in improving the functioning of the brain and its complex nerves. This herb is also a good memory enhancer.
  4. Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola is a well-known Ayurvedic herb that can be used for protecting the nerves from damage. It protects the brain cells as well. Also, it enhances the capacity of the brain and leads to improved performance thanks to the many vital elements that it carries.
  5. Mulethi: This is a stress relieving herb used by Ayurvedic doctors. It improves the blood circulation in the nervous system, which gives rise to better brain function. This is a very good herb for children and students, as it is a memory booster which helps them in retaining and retrieving information. It is also a stress relieving medicine that can be used to keep the brain calm and cool even in the most challenging situation.
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I am very angry person. Due to small things I always get angry very suddenly. I am very emotional peron also too. I always think lot about anything. Insufficient slip.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Hello you should try to control your anger as stress levels are high n your not satisfied with things happening in life humans tend to just brust out but only way to control is to meditate n talk to urself n try to convince urself n emotions are within every some keep at high level n some low, you just come out of all your failures or sadness try enjoying n keep urself busy reading novels, watching movies music you ll surely feel better. If you still don't feel better ask private question or consult a homoeopathic doctor n for sleeplessness never make it a habit to take medicine but for now you take homoeopathic medicine cypripedium 1m 4 times 4 days 4 pills only. Later try sleeping on own.
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My son faces some learning difficulties, lack of concentration & minute dyslexia as per our observation since last 2-3 yrs. He is 6 yrs old & will be going to class 1 in dwarka, Delhi, Need guidance & suggestions for ensuring that my son get over this issue as earliest as possible.

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
Firstly i would like to request you to not diagnose your son on your own observations, as it needs to be done only by a professional. There is no form of minute dyslexia. Either he has it or not. He can be a slow learner or just have difficulty with learning and concentration, not necessarily a learning disorder. So do not have assumptions as it can be anything else. Kindly take him to a professional psychologist and a pediatrician who will do a complete physiological and psychological evaluation. If he has any learning disorder it will be diagnosed. After that there are many training centers for children with learning difficulties or disorders. He can be trained properly and taught different learning techniques. Please take proper guidance from professionals as proper diagnoses will save you and your son from a lot of trouble.
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Hello, I feeling panic in some place. I.E, when I am in rush, college Malls and etc. And I also feeling like vomiting while I get panic attacks. I also feeling vomiting while taveling but now when I hear that I have to travel I feeling like vomiting and become panic.

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 may be having agoraphobia or social anxiety. Both of these are due to underlying anxiety disorders. You need to understand your anxiety to manage it and then you will be able to manage your social phobia. Stress and anxiety is part of everyday life. In fact they are defense mechanism of body with which body is able to tackle threatening situation. So you cannot cure both of them. You learn to manage them. Psychotherapy techniques, yoga, meditation, breathing exercises etc will be of immense help to you. You may ask a private question to me with all details and some examples. I will provide you tailor made therapy suitable for you. Take care.
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Hello sir I am a smoker. But when I am going to home from my hostel I won't smoke. I smoke only when I am in my college hostel. So I want quit this smoking. Can you suggest me some methods to stop this smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are obviously lacking self control and need external restraints from your family perhaps to contain the smoking when visiting home. Loss of control over the addiction is not surprising since that is a major part of the enslavement to substances. That also means that if you want you can give it up anywhere, anytime. But the better reason to give up smoking is to relate to the harmful effects of tobacco. Also the peer pressure is very great while in college and in the hostel, and it appears that you are not able to say ?no?. To be ?in? with the crowd you may hesitate to refuse to join them and go along with the flow. But this is hurting you further, and down the line you will find it increasingly difficult to quit. Do it now even if your friends ostracize you: your life is at stake, not theirs. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 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.
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I am 18 years old Boy I can't even Concentrate for A Second Even in Lecture or even if Someone is telling something Every time I lost in thoughts, I tried Meditation but when I tried it I couldn't meditate even for a second I can't sit somewhere for more than 10 mins if I do either I get bored or It irritates me or I got lost in Control Every time In Class I see watch And Pray for Time to Go fast and Lecture ends soon and when time really bores me I count numbers in Lectures or I play the Games but I can't focus on what teacher is saying but I don't know why While watching Movies or Playing games I can stop thoughts but while Studying or In Lecture I am Lost, I tried To meditate, listen good musics, beta music, good songs, mantras, or While Studying I tried everything From Aayurvedic Natural Boosters, juices, Alopathic Concentration booster pills or Afresh Drink or Energy Drinks like Redbull but I can't Concentrate it is impossible to Concentrate for me While Studying, In Lectures or any time it doesn't matter what I do I can't Concentrate I can't even Read a Book I want to read good Books but it is impossible for me to do I can't read Large Books I get bored after 1-2 pages When I try to meditate It starts Irritating my Hands, Legs After 10 second when I mediate for 10 mins I watch at clock 100 times I can't sit at How I suppose to Improve my Concentration?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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. Take care.
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I am 36 years old working in a Private sector. I think I am suffering from some memory issue due to excess work load pressure. Please tell me how can I refresh my memory. Is there any natural medicine or yoga that can help to enhance my memory.

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Reduce your work load take appropriate rest/good sleep of atleast 8 hours less use of mobile do yoga/meditation and daily walk for atleast 45 min. Play with pets watch good movie and listen songs.
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I am patient of high bp bt now my bp is normal. I quit smoke and alcohol. I have anixty also I feel pulse in my stomach it moves up down. I feel better after quit smoking. I will never start it again. But due to my corporate life I an unable to quit alcohol. Can I drink beer or wine. And how much I can take? Is the alcohol is bad for me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am patient of high bp bt now my bp is normal. I quit smoke and alcohol. I have anixty also I feel pulse in my stoma...
Dear lybrate-user. In the give scenario, taking beer or wine is ok. As beer contains 4% alcohol, you should restrict it to one bottle. Wine is one glass. Take care.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, take, anacardium 30-6 pills, thrice a day. * take, plenty of water, * your, diet be easily digestible. * go for meditation. Report with your progress.
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From last 5 years I lost y mother ad after I feel v depressed and frustrate Also because of my marriage not done. So wat I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
From last 5 years I lost y mother ad after I feel v depressed and frustrate Also because of my marriage not done. So ...
Pl believe in yourself. Start pranayam and meditation. Start eating'satvic' and light food. Socialize. If you make it a routine for two weeks, I ll give you some very useful tips ahead but first do basic things as told.
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I'm 18 years old. I took almost 35 tablets of thyronorm 100 mcg out of depression .I didn't have thyroid before. Will I get thyroid in future? What will be its side effects?

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
I'm 18 years old. I took almost 35 tablets of thyronorm 100 mcg out of depression .I didn't have thyroid before. Will...
I am not sure about the side effects but for impulsive behavior out of which you took 35 tab you definitely need proper consultation so consult a psychiatrist and take proper treatment.
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I am a 25 year guy and I feel weary every now and then! Afternoon sleep does make me feel a bit better, but after an hour or two, I feel like I am deprived on energy and liveliness again. As of now, I am unemployed and feel like I would be a very big failure in my life! I don't know what my passion is and don't know what to do next! Sometimes even comprehending simple things becomes difficult while talking, I feel like being completely empty with no feelings within. I am honestly very disappointed and feel like I shouldn't have had been born. I feel like I have been only born to bring bad name to my family! I guess I have something called anxiety anxiety too a day ago I had been at a popular restaurant nearby and it felt like everything went blank! I guess I am not fit for 8 hr job as my energy it vanishes within an hour or two! I felt like consulting a psychologist but none of my family member would come forward and I don't have courage to tell this to them! Four years back I had got diagnosed with intermittent Testicular torsion which further hit the bit of confidence I had! I told my closer friends about this that time and thought they would be a huge support and would help me in battling this but instead I was being made fun of, every other day! For the next three years (after the torsion), I couldn't concentrate on anything and feared that I could have the torsion again at any next moment! The more I tried to get the rid of that thought, the more stronger it seemed to became! Hearing my heartbeat was the second biggest fear even today the moment I hear my heartbeat, I try concentrating to something else! I seriously don't know what to do with my life!

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am a 25 year guy and I feel weary every now and then! Afternoon sleep does make me feel a bit better, but after an ...
Dear lybrate-user, Please take this questionnaire - BPHQ Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television h. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual i. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way With the score on these questions, please talk with your father or uncle or grandfather. Convince them that you have a problem of Mixed Anxiety Disorder or/and Disease Phobia. They may not make fun of you. They may be coming forward to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist. Otherwise go back to your doctor who treated you for testicular torsion and tell him your other fears With BPHQ score) and request him to refer to psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. One has to think of alternatives which may work or may not work. But there are always alternatives, if you search for. If going to a psychiatrist is a stigma for family, you can be treated online if your doctor sends report on testicular torsion treatment, your blood hormonal levels and your general medical examination or check up. You can go on treatment if you are able to manage the fees for consultations without involving any family member or friend.
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My mother is 52 years old and she had some problems like sudden anger, headache etc. Her mother had also same problems. We consulted a psychiatrist and he prescribed qutipin 100 & nexito 20. These medicine are being used from last 2 years. But still no cure. Is it ok to go on with them. I heard qutipin & nexito are not recommended for long term use. Please help.

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 , from the given information, it is difficult to diagnose your mother's problem. But it is evident that she is treated for depression and anxiety disorder. Both these conditions are mental disorders. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Please consult a psychologist for a consultation. Take care.
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Mujhe tension bhot ho jati hai choti choti baat se. High blood pressure bhi hai. meri age 32 years hai. 5 saal se job mai hun. Government bank mai branch manager hun. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mujhe tension bhot ho jati hai choti choti baat se. High blood pressure bhi hai. meri age 32 years hai. 5 saal se job...
As a rule, to prescribe any medicine you have to ask privately and not in open forum questions. Or else consult a doctor.
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Hello doctor, Hope you are great! Doctor meanwhile in a day I feel so much stressed due to finding purpose of life. I am don't able to enjoy my life.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello doctor,
Hope you are great!
Doctor meanwhile in a day I feel so much stressed due to finding purpose of life.
I...
We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress. Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being. There are steps you can help you managing day to day stressful conditions and take to feel better. 1.Be realistic: If you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family's), learn to say NO! Eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you meet resistance, give reasons why you're making the changes. Be willing to listen to other's suggestions and be ready to compromise. 2.Shed the 'superman/superwoman' urge: No one is perfect, so don't expect perfection from yourself or others. Ask yourself, 'What really needs to be done? How much can I do? Is the deadline realistic? What adjustments can I make? Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. 3.Take one thing at a time: For people under tension or stress, their day-to-day workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The best way to cope with this feeling of being overwhelmed is to take one task at a time. Make a list of things you need to get done and start with one task. Once you accomplish that task, choose the next one. The positive feeling of 'checking off' tasks is very satisfying. It will motivate you to keep going. 4.Share your feelings: A conversation with a friend lets you know that you are not the only one having a bad day. Stay in touch with friends and family. Ask them how they have dealt with a similar situation that may be 'stressing you out. Let them provide love, support and guidance. Don't try to cope alone. 5.Be flexible: If you find you're meeting constant opposition in either your personal or professional life, rethink your position or strategy. Arguing only intensifies stressful feelings. Make allowances for other's opinions and be prepared to compromise. If you are willing to be accommodating, others may meet you halfway. Not only will you reduce your stress, you may find better solutions to your problems. Go easy with criticism. You may expect too much of yourself and others. Try not to feel frustrated, disappointed or even 'trapped' when another person criticises you. 6.Hobbies: Take a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy. Whether it's gardening or painting, schedule time to indulge your interest. Exercise: Regular exercise is a popular way to relieve stress. Twenty to thirty minutes of physical activity benefits both the body and the mind. Meditate: Just ten to twenty minutes of quiet reflection may bring relief from chronic stress as well as increase your tolerance to it. 7.Take Herbal Supplement: Herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Mandukparni, Shankhpuspi, Kaunch are very helpful in managing stress. These herbs work on the brain and help relax you which ultimately empowers you to manage your stressful conditions easily. There are many herbal supplements available in the market that can help you. 8.Consult the Doctor: If your stress level doesn't seem to improve with above tips, it may require more attention and consultation with an Expert. Or consult me on Lybrate privately Physical symptoms of stress include: •Low energy. •Headaches. •Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. •Aches, pains, and tense muscles. •Chest pain and rapid heartbeat. •Insomnia. •Frequent colds and infections. •Loss of sexual desire and/or ability. STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1.Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2.Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3.Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4.Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5.Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6.Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7.Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8.Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9.Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10.Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11.Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12.Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13.Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14.Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15.Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs.
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Hello sir! I am 22 year old. Studying now, I suffering future anxiety and worries since one year, From last 5 days I decide to take Medication as per prescription by psychiatrist (MD) .Is that any side effects or can I take it or not? Escitalopram 10 mg and BREP 0.5 (clonazepam 0.5 mg) can I take it or not?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello sir! I am 22 year old. Studying now, I suffering future anxiety and worries since one year, From last 5 days I ...
YEs you can, it is the right one for what your describing. Ask your psychiatrist directly about side effects, almost all will describe, rather than cross checking. All the best.
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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.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time, please ...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a love. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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I have suffered with depression last 14 years. When I stopped medicine then physical problem created, I want permanent solution without side effects. So guide me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I have suffered with depression last 14 years.
When I stopped medicine then physical problem created, I want permanen...
Depression for years suggests that it might be of a relapsing nature. The fact that you improve with medications is good. All you need is to maintain the improvement with a small maintenance dose if required and counseling. There is no permanent solution to any disease be it depression or infectious disease. Just as you can have malaria by getting infection you are prone for getting depression. The best possible solution would be to make yourself able and strong enough to deal with depression, medicines only help you do that. Consult online fir any further queries or assistance.
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I am suffering from acute migraines disease which is about to be cured. But due to certain situation I consumed a strip of tablets. My doctor has given me some anti depressants and I was diagnosed recently to which I found that I was at a risk of suffering either from coma or paralysis or even death. I have been asked to pay medical attention till brain-lung harmony. Can you suggest me what should I eat so that my brain gets healed quickly? Suggest me dos and donts. As for now I have been prescribed a tablet for my right lung which is damaged due to smoking. Please help me doctor. Its urgent.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from acute migraines disease which is about to be cured. But due to certain situation I consumed a str...
Lybrate user any medication taken out of limit is going to harm your body. When you say I don't hv much time left. Is means that you hv lost hope. Start with some light physical activity. Do deep breathing excersise as it will b helpful for both your lungs and brain. Be positive in life. Choose healthy food.
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