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Dr. Shweta Lal is one of the best Psychiatrists in Greater Kailash, Delhi. She is currently practising at Centre For Child and Adolescent Well Being in Greater Kailash, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shweta Lal on Lybrate.com.

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First stage of depression any medication to prevent this? Please help its really urgent.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
First stage of depression any medication to prevent this? Please help its really urgent.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches General medical conditions and substances causing depression also needs to be ruled out. Consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I am having Good amount of anxiety or Ocd. Doctor,I wamt to ask that if I practise pranayama or anulom vinolom on a regular basis can it bring my ocd to a nominal level or should I go to a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Pranayama, Anulom vinolom, meditation, exercise are all beneficial to good physical and mental health. However, they are NOT treatments by themselves. At best they can be considered as adjuvants, they help to improve the patient's health and thus their condition. If you are indeed suffering from OCD, it is vital that you seek professional help by consulting a psychiatrist. With the right medication and counseling you will see relief in your symptoms.
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Sir I am a post graduate dental student sir in 15 days I will be appearing for exams but I had a bad habit of addiction to porn which leads to time wastage kindly help me out in this issue.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Sir I am a post graduate dental student sir in 15 days I will be appearing for exams but I had a bad habit of addicti...
Congrats on soon completing your pg it should come down with starting of your actual physical relationship on regular basis after marriage. Do not force yourself in stopping it as there is a part of you who wants to see that for stimulation. This will fade away on its own. Do not get taxed. Soon you will be indulging in regular work too. All the best.
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I am a 20 year old female and I get nightmares way too frequently since I was a little kid. I have tried everything like meditation, breathing exercises, praying before sleep, anything that was recommended to me by my friends or family. But to no avail. And this issue has impacted my life hugely.

MBBS, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Jodhpur
I am a 20 year old female and I get nightmares way too frequently since I was a little kid. I have tried everything l...
Hi lybrate-user. Nightmare are disorder of sleep hence you need to get sleep study done for quality of sleep n diagnosis of sleep disorder. Thanks.
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Sir actually there I have stomach problem and I am a cigrate smoker ,my health is not growing due to cigrate ,suggest me some tips or medication to quit cigrate.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir actually there I have stomach problem and I am a cigrate smoker ,my health is not growing due to cigrate ,suggest...
1st you need to reduce cigarette over period of time to one, Start a habit of consuming nicotine chewing gum, have healthy fibre rich diet, drink more water,
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I am 35 years old my younger brother use tobacco like masala smoking etc I don't know how to stop him what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't understand the masala smoking bit. Whoever it is, this much is clear, whoever has the smoking habit has to want to stop the habit himself, first. Anybody else that wants to stop someone else’s habit, even if you use force, cannot succeed in the long run until the person himself wants to stop it. Now the person will want to stop the habit as soon as he has ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ when he is really ready to give it up and wants help and support. You can keep encouraging and warning him about the damage he is causing to himself and that the effects may be visible much later. Initially he needs to meet with a counselor who will encourage him to give up the habit by pointing out the imminence of ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, and some responsive candidates respond with a serious motivation. Once that has been achieved he can be taken for detoxification either to a hospital or to a rehabilitation center and he can then follow their schedule for complete cessation. If it is not too serious, he can cope with counseling itself to sufficiently give it up. If you want to help him you can keep the following considerations in mind: 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. If these suggestions are still difficult because you are a chain smoker, I suggest you admit yourself for detoxification in a hospital for two weeks or in a center for 6 months and through their program it will become a lot easier.
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Since one year I stay angry irritated and impatience. Also feel tired all the time. Negative thoughts covers my mind.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
Dear Lybrate user, Nice of you to openly state the issues you are facing .Take some time out for your self and list out your goals and aspirations. After this in a calm manner objectively re look at what you have accomplished. If you think you need to modify your day to day life do so according to your goals. Look realistically at all the opportunities that come your way and regard the obstacles that you face as areas where you have to learn something new. In this way live your life moment by moment and day by day .Focus on the present and enjoy all that you pass through. Make friends with those with whom you share common interests. Take suggestions from your close friends or relatives. Make sure you eat food moderately and do some physical exercises. Do write back if you want any further assistance .Wishing you all the best. With Regards,
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I have forgot problem small small thing generally I forgot what should I have to do? Please advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, 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. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.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. Avoid junk food.
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I have been able to control my smoking habit, I been been able to curb it from 8 in a day to 3 in a day. Honestly I do wanna quit it or bring it down to 2 in a day, What I wish to know is how much does it affect it I consume 3 in a day, will it be equally destructive as it was before?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It will be less destructive to smoke less but the habit continues and that is what is a problem. When you are addicted, reduction is not much of an achievement. There is no such thing as a ‘little addiction’. So any attempt must be complete, abrupt, and immediate. Even a delay by 24 hours can sabotage the resolve. With epilepsy to boot, smoking a packet a day is a deadly addiction. But it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night! Since you want to quit I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. 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, for a little while. 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 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. Perseverance with it until you are completely over it, is the key. You are still young and all the ill-effects of the habit can be restored and you can regain a lot of the losses: monetarily too.
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How can we increase our concentration power and how to make our thinking positive? My exams are there and I want to increase my concentration in my studies.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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I can't seem to focus on anything. I feel as if I am in a dream. None of my actions are conscious and I am also having problem understanding what people are saying.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Practise listening / meditate relax. Sleep well take a break listen listen and listen with cool mind. Try to cool down with pranayama yoga and meditation if fails try medication.
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Hello, I am feeling very disturbed and down these days. I don't know why. Please suggest.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Hello,
I am feeling very disturbed and down these days. I don't know why. Please suggest.
Chronic stress is a side product of our life style these days. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relieve stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps.
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I am suffering from tonsils in my neck. It is very painful. Yesterday I take medicines. Now it is in control. But every month it come again.(Please suggest me what precautions I will take. I always try to keep my self away from cold water. When ever I drink, it is sure tonsil will occur soon.Please tell.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I am suffering from tonsils in my neck. It is very painful. Yesterday I take medicines. Now it is in control. But eve...
If you are allergic to cold best is to avoid it. If you can't avoid it, be ready to take the treatment. By keeping yourself fit you can gradually increase the tolerance but it is very tedious process.
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I m born with single kidney. And I m already 21 old and I have smoking and drinking habbite so how it's dangerous of my health just bcoz of one kidney?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, stop smoking and alchohol normal human takes oxygen into lungs 15 -20 times per minute (15 - 20 breaths) lungs mixes oxygen in blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like nicotine etc. In oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body all organs like lungs, heart, kidney etc. In our body. How to quit: by willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" reduce one by one day by day
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I am working in night shift for the past 3 years. Now a days I am not getting sleep properly due to stress. Can you suggest some advice to live routine life with good sleep.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am working in night shift for the past 3 years. Now a days I am not getting sleep properly due to stress.
Can you s...
If you are still following the night shift or have recently been shifted out of that schedule, you are likely to have a problem with sleep. The bio clocks have seemingly gone awry. So it will take some time for the body to make the change and fit into the new schedule, and then your sleep will happily return. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink too much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i. E. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray, the last thing at night before you sleep.
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I have taken being made from marijuana plant for 6 months and I have quitted it for 10 days now I have digestion problem nd I feel lack of energy through out the day, I spent my whole day sleeping pls help what to do I want to recover from all these things. Ans sometimes I feel depressed with my life, pls help.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have taken being made from marijuana plant for 6 months and I have quitted it for 10 days now I have digestion prob...
Dear lybrate-user, Problem with digestion, lack of energy, excessive sleeping, feeling depressed with life are symptoms of depressive disorder. Probably you tried marijuana to feel better. It could not help forever. Now you are back again with all symptoms. Please consult psychiatrist who will diagnose your depressive symptoms properly and treat you. Please don't try marijuana again since it will give only temporary relief. Your symptoms are not due to marijuana withdrawal. They are due to another probably a depressive disorder.
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My daughter has ocd from 2.5 years. She has 16 years old. She washing her hand many times and she spending very much time in bathroom for bathing specially at night and sleep near about 12 oColck at night. I try allopathy medicines 1.5 years ago. What these medicines are side effects. Is cbt effective in ocd.

M.Sc- Child development, Master's in Counselling and family therapy, Cerificate in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Faridabad
Hello Mr. lybrate-user,what all you shared about your daughter is common in OCD. Medicines and therapy go well in helping an individual. I'm sure you are seeking help from a psychiatrist for all this and certainly CBT works well for it .All the best.
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One of my male friend is always interested to particular guy who is my other friend .whenever he is near he just rub thighs and do all kind of indirect physical sex activities like touching his body , rubbing thighs . One time he has given alchcol to that guy and he just enjoyed him for a night by rubbing that guy thighs and seeing his private parts. But he is not like that to other guys .he is very shy to ask so he told me to ask for it . His question is he a gay or bisexual. Is there is any problem to him in future. But both are the best friends.Please tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
One of my male friend is always interested to particular guy who is my other friend .whenever he is near he just rub ...
If he is interested in females sexually also then he is bisexual. Otherwise, he is gay. Now that these leanings are acceptable he can find a partner among his own sex and see if that is what he wants in life. However, it is advisable for him to seek counselling and determine that this is really what he wants and that he is not influenced by other factors.
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