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I have joined a company last year june. Suddenly I have been called and told to look for a job stating a do a shoddy work. My last working day is 11 th sept, 2015. Notice I have always been appreciated for my work in my previous work place. My self esteem is hurt and my confidence shattered. I get sleep less nights and often think if I am so use less why am I still living. I am not able to come out of this from the past one month. Sleeping pills does not give me sleep. Am so clueless what to 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 have joined a company last year june. Suddenly I have been called and told to look for a job stating a do a shoddy ...
Dear , this is not a problem of your workman ship or talent. Your company cannot afford you and therefore, they told you to quit. They gave you just a reason. That reason does not mean that you are not talented. There are many opportunities in front of you. In fact for your experience, you should get another job which pays more. Please do not dwell in past. Your past company do not deserve you. Also god wants you to work for more salary and in good atmosphere. Think positive. I want to talk to you. Please contact me and I will help you out of this situation. Take care.
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I am 31 years old Bank employee .on 23rd may 2016 while eating lunch I felt I am choked and I felt I am going to die then I vomited and got anxious I went ENT doc he checked and found nothing in throat he advised its anxiety do not worry. Bt after that day every time I eat I feel that I ll choke n die .i m very jovial person I was enjoying my life but i don't no what happened sudden. I am panic attack patient in 2008 .PLease tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 31 years old Bank employee .on 23rd may 2016 while eating lunch I felt I am choked and I felt I am going to die ...
This is a panic reaction and now it has become entrenched in your psyche and the association is strong. Panic is an abnormal reaction to fear. Meet with a counselor and talk about this fear. You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (i suggest you join the toastmasters club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. With regard to eating slow down the consumption by chewing your food more and eat small portions. You can not choke on small helpings and neither can well-chewed food get stuck in your throat. Watch the association you make with this choking and consciously be aware that you are probably making your throat rigid and then feeling the choking sensation.
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Sir sometimes I am sick and sometimes I am happy. Doctor recommend me zapiz 0.5 mg to get relief. But sometimes I went to a deep depression and I don't know what to do.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Sir sometimes I am sick and sometimes I am happy. Doctor recommend me zapiz 0.5 mg to get relief. But sometimes I wen...
You seem to have a bipolar personality, the one in which your mood keeps swinging from a happy to sad state, within different periods. Episodes of depression, particularly long lasting are common in such disorders. Instead of just continuing the prescribed medication as and when needed, consult your treating psychiatrist with detailed complaints. You may contact me online for any further queries and assistance.
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I am a 54 years old divorced male living all alone. Children well settled. No liability. After my mother expired I went into depression and also consulted a doctor for the same who advised me nexito 5 and 10 mg morning and evening along with modalert 50 mg. But as of date I have lost interest in everything and feel totally drained out mentally. The medication was ok in the starting but of no use now. Visited the doctor many times but to no positive results. I don't have any suicidal thoughts but have lost interest in everything. I do take lonazep .5 mg at night. Going to gym regularly in morning. Have lost all interest in work and don't feel like working any more. Please advise. I stay in New Delhi.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am a 54 years old divorced male living all alone. Children well settled. No liability. After my mother expired I we...
Dear sir, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. Depression is a complex entity with many different forms and presentations. Certain aspects of depression respond to medicines, while certain others to psychotherapy, and still others to exercise/ diet/ sleep etc. Very often, one antidepressant is initially effective/ partially effective and then loses efficacy. The correct thing to do in such a scenario is to re-evaluate the diagnosis and if that is accurate, shift to a different medicine based on the detailed history/ evaluation and combine it with psychotherapies such CBT. It is great that you are exercising regularly. I assume that blood tests including thyroid and vitamins are normal. The above suggestions will help you to proceed further. Take care!
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Hello I am undergraduate 1st year student I am getting problem in remembering my syllabus I study them ut then also after few day ibgot blank about that topic. Kindly please suggest any method to increase my brain memory.

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. I can understand. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. You should understand exactly what you are studying. Then retention takes place. Repetition helps retention more effectively. Once thd knowledge is retained perfectly, recollection is easy. Use "creative learning methods" to make study creative and effective. Take care.
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Emotional and/or physical trauma can impact a person’s thoughts, emotions, relationships, sense of self, and views of the world. A person who has survived a trauma (or multiple ones) may be able to easily identify how some areas of their life have been impacted, while others are harder to articulate. Some areas of impact may be completely outside of awareness. The person may have a sense that something has been altered (e.g., something is “off”) but may be unable to put their experience into words. Trauma is more often than not a profound, life-altering and complex experience. Using words to describe it is often not sufficient.

As humans, our bodies are centrally impacted by trauma of all kinds – perhaps most notably in experiences of physical or sexual abuse, illness, surgeries, accidents, physical attack, or natural disaster. However, its effect can also be observed in situations less directly associated with the body, as in emotional abuse, sudden death of a loved one, or witnessing violence. What we know about trauma is that it’s perceived less in terms of the event itself and more in terms of our subjective experience of it. In other words, our brains detect and respond to a traumatic experience before we are able to make meaning from it. As a result, the experience of it is often stored in our bodies. Recent neuro-imaging studies have shown that, during times of stress, speech centers of the brain actually shut down.

THE IMPACT OF STRESS & TRAUMA

When trauma is experienced, the brain becomes activated and prepares the body to react, whether through a fight, flight, or freeze response. We have an evolutionary drive to protect ourselves from harm. Blood flow is directed away from areas like our stomach and intestines, and towards our heart, lungs, and muscles to help us prepare to respond. Our bloodstream is flooded with cortisol, the “stress hormone,” which allows our muscles to react quicker; our pupils dilate, improving our eyesight; our hearing becomes sharper. While potentially life-saving, these physiological responses – increased heart rate, high blood pressure, heightened arousal and attention, elevation of stress hormones – put the body under a significant strain.

This activation process is engaged to some extent even during minor stressors, like realizing you’re running late or preparing for a midterm exam at the last minute. This response helps us spring into action. However, during a traumatic experience, which involves a threat or assault to your physical and/or emotional well-being, the degree of strain on your body is exponentially greater; it takes a greater toll on the physical and psychological systems. When the body is exposed to overwhelmingly harmful stimuli or chronic traumatic events, it learns to remain prepared for the fight/flight/freeze response at all times.

Studies have found that people who have experienced trauma, particularly through chronic or repeated events, are more likely to exist in a state of biological preparedness. This activated state can include baseline increases in heart rate and cortisol levels, which, in the long-term, can lead to cardiovascular complications (i.e., heart attack; stroke). In the short-term, this activated state can contribute to symptoms often associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; hypervigilance, hyperarousal, feeling on edge, an acute awareness of one’s surroundings (e.g., how many people are in a room, location of doors, smells, etc.), an over-exaggerated startle response, or a state of feeling “shut down” through avoidance of arousal states, dissociation, and numbing.

CONNECTING THE BODY AND MIND

When dealing with the fallout of traumatic life-experiences, integrating the body and mind can be a very powerful tool. The physiological impact of stress is experienced primarily through the senses, with very little engagement of language centers of the brain.

So, what does it take to integrate these systems? In therapy, in can be helpful for trauma survivors to practice putting words to their physical sensations.

When you are feeling a certain sensation in your body, what kind of thoughts are going through your mind at that moment?What words would you use to label your emotional experience?

Putting words to physical experience can take the thought, “I just don’t feel well,” to an awareness that “My thoughts are racing and my chest feels tight. I feel anxious and unsafe”. This expanded description is important because it can give you insight into how to help yourself feel better. Realizing that your chest feels tight can be a signal to take slow, relaxing breaths. Noticing that your thoughts are racing may be a sign to distract yourself with something pleasurable. Further, more understanding of what is happening can support a sense of control. It is also important to notice when you are unable to identify or label your experience. These moments can be further explored with your therapist to gain deeper understanding.

As you try to put words to your experience, be mindful of the way in which you verbalize your experience. Certain descriptors can make you feel worse (e.g., “awful”; “devastating”; “mind-shattering”). An important tool is to simply try to observe and describe your experience, without adding judgement. For example, saying “I have a terrifying pain in my chest that I can’t stand” can increase your fear. Instead, saying “I’m feel a tightness in my chest” can give you more room to be curious about the trigger for your experience and allow you to use constructive coping skills to manage it.

While therapy can be extremely helpful in developing skills to understand and describe your experience, there are also many things you can do on your own.

Yoga: practicing yoga helps integrate the body with the breath; it allows self-expression through the body, without relying on language. Since yoga has finally become so popular (and well-studied), you can practice it at home (there are thousands of free videos online), at a gym or yoga studio, or with a private yoga instructor.

Tai Chi: originally created for self-defense, tai chi uses slow, flowing movements to help reduce stress by incorporating deep breathing. Those looking for less physical impact often prefer tai chi to yoga. Practice is also available through online videos or in studios.

Meditation: meditation can take many forms, and is an easy skill to incorporate that does not require a lot of time, or a gym membership! A nice place to start can be downloading a meditation app, such asBuddhify, which offers guided meditations of varying lengths. Additionally, online videos and instructed classes are available.

Mindfulness: a variation of meditation, mindfulness can help you practice getting in touch with uncomfortable emotions and unpleasant thoughts in a more manageable way. There are several mindfulness apps available, such as Calm andHeadspace. 

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Sir my concentration on study become regular weak And I read book in my own languages i. E. hinder I cant concentrated on it I just read it what can I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: 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. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Now take you pick!
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Hii. I am 21 year old. I think too much and sometimes I don't even realise why am I so sad. I am quiet concerned about my future . Can u suggest some help.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Ralaxation exercises and meditation.In current situation when u are able to control these things by yoga and meditation, i will not suggest u to go for pharmacotherapy. Yes if it does not work than u can consult ur nearby psychiatrist for help.
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How to reduce my anger ,i am getting tensed even for silly things, that few seconds I will shout like anything and then realise there is nothing to shout sometimes I will end with crying, everyone is advising to get rid of my anger but I couldn't, if there is any way pls suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper ANGER: There is a saying "Frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. GIVING UP: Giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. LOSS OF CONFIDENCE: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that If we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself "It is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. STRESS: is the "wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. DEPRESSION: Depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. OTHER REACTIONS: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions Whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation. Anger is among the gamut of emotions we exhibit as a reaction to a situation, and it is a 'normal' emotion too as long as it is kept under control. Some people have the propensity to explode when pushed to the extreme. They keep swallowing their emotions until they can finally do it no more, and erupt like a volcano. Others dealing with extreme anger are like a ticking time bomb. You'll never know what you unwittingly say or do can trigger an explosion. In either case, anger that cannot be controlled comes with a physical reaction. Your heart beats faster preparing you for both action and reaction. Your breathing quickens. You may clench your fist, tighten your shoulders and go into a defensive position. The problem arises out of the fact that it is almost impossible to feel anger and empathy at the same time. An angry person is seldom sensitive to the wellbeing of his victim, and hence may lash out verbally and sometimes physically. Such things done in the heat of the moment mostly leaves us with regrets. So here are a few ways to deal with extreme anger. 1.Approve it / Acknowledge it: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. The fundamental problem here is that people believe they are on the right track and refuse to budge from their views. It is essential to realize that this step is not about deciding whether you are right or wrong, but acknowledging the fact that your reaction to the situation can be channelled in a better way. When getting someone to acknowledge their anger problem, be careful as to not use negative words like wrong, false and shouldn't. Instead, influence with positive words like can and should. Instead of saying 'You are wrong to react like this' you can say, 'I understand what you are feeling. Is there a way we can resolve this situation? 2.Understand / recognize the signs: Once you know that your problems exist, you can try devising ways that will work for you in dealing with the situation. You can count to 100 to calm yourself or simply decide to not speak until you can calm yourself. Knowing that you may enter into an argument in a situation, you can list down the points that you feel strongly about and discuss each of them one by one. Working your way through a finite list gives a better opportunity to reach closure at the end. 3.Free the mind/Find ways to let it go: Not all arguments end in closure. A lot of unsaid justifications cloud our mind repeatedly leaving us seething from the inside. Research has shown that the normal or neurological anger response lasts less than two seconds. Beyond that it takes a strong will to stay angry. Once you realize how much your anger is consuming your mind, decide to free your mind with meditation and other calming exercises. Tell yourself that some people and issues simply don't deserve your anger, emotion, reaction or time. If you or someone you know is suffering from anger management issues, consult a doctor today.
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My sister has some major problem like taking in herself, laughing, getting very violence and suddenly she becomes normal also. Its from lest 4yrs now she is 18yrs old. I tried with lots of doctor like neurologist, psychiatric. But can' t diagnose her real problem. Now what to do?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hi, your sister seems to be showing psychotic tendencies. However, a psychiatrist will be able to prescribe medicines that' ll surely help your sister. It' s very important to take these medicines for a long time. Please discuss with a good psychiatrist
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I am extremely unmotivated to do anything. I feel terrible anxiety, I feel alone and started detesting everyone around me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am extremely unmotivated to do anything. I feel terrible anxiety, I feel alone and started detesting everyone aroun...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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Can a psycho problem of a father occur to his daughter? what are the chances if any?

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
Can a psycho problem of a father occur to his daughter? what are the chances if any?
Dear , there are chances that such a thing happen. But there are no strict probability theory is available. Just hope this will not happen. Take care.
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Hello, I study in class 12 but I didn't concentrate my study please give solution how to concentrate study time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Eat almonds, cashew nuts and walnuts daily morning. Revert me after 1 month.
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Question is for my aunty. Actually she is suffering from monopose since so many years. She feels so depressed. She do not feel healthy any more. Kindly suggest something worth for her.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Question is for my aunty. Actually she is suffering from monopose since so many years. She feels so depressed. She do...
For you suggesting following remedy Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This is very helpful for you.
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I am 41 years old male. I have Obsessive compulsive disorder from last 3 months. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 41 years old male. I have Obsessive compulsive disorder from last 3 months. Please help me.
Ocd can be completely cured in homeopathy such that you will never be addicted to the medicines or will not be having any kind of side effects on any other body part what so ever. But in any kind of psychiatric problem, detailed conversation is required.
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We lost our 3days old baby recently. My wife is deeply suffered with negativity. We are at suburbs of kolkata. What should i do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
She has been going through Grief. Needs some time to relieve, better with counselling and reassurance. If not relieved try medication.
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I am 67 years old. No problems for health. Some how my feelings are showing indications of depression due to family matters. May be I am wrong. But not intending my nature. What is the way out?

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 should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I ask my question to gynecologist I am suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and I am taking daxid 50 mg, uvox 100 mg, rexipra 10 mg it medicine sage in pregnancy cause any birth defect to child?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Senior Medical Officer
Psychiatrist, Bhagalpur
I ask my question to gynecologist I am suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and I am taking daxid 50 mg, uvox...
It is generally safe after 2 months of pregnancy. Still doses should be minimum just to control your symptoms. All the best.
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What is the relation of OCD with perfection. Give me some example in detail .please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
The term perfectionism encompasses a broad scope of characteristics. It isn’t a diagnosable mental disorder. As such, it’s used loosely and without any real clinical criteria. People with perfectionist traits tend to have extremely high standards for themselves and others. They are goal driven, workaholics, with exacting standards. Perfectionists crave order and predictability. They want things to be “just right” or they feel anxious. They are often highly stressed and feel anxious and tense. Perfectionists can get hung up on the details, wasting time perfecting, practicing, and redoing work in a compulsive fashion. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder characterized by recurring and unwanted thoughts or images (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). For example, an obsession is repeated thoughts and worries about germs. And an associated compulsion is frequent hand washing and cleaning. Obsessions create anxiety and an urgent need to do the compulsive behaviors. Those with OCD feel they must repetitively perform these compulsive behaviors or something bad will happen. The compulsions may temporarily relieve the anxiety, but it’s short lived leaving one in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. OCD can cause so much distress and consume so much time that it disables people from living full and productive lives.
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I retired from Indian Air Force on 31 St Dec 2009. I feel like to be at home only. I do not feel happy to go out of my home. I go out only when it very necessary such as visit to hospital etc. I always search a company when I go out. I get anoide and irritated on very small small things such as while taking bath when soap fall down etc etc. I feel and it seems that I am very selfish and self-centered person. Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is age related feeling and retirement blues. When retired you have lost the hectic old life and feel more lonely. You find time to read good books, listen to music, or make it habit to go to local club if any or a library where you may met persons of our liking and age. Do meditaion and yoga.
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