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Dr. Afthab Ali

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Afthab Ali Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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Dr. Afthab Ali is one of the best Psychiatrists in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. He is currently practising at Elbit Diagnostics in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Afthab Ali on Lybrate.com.

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I'm 22 female. Suffering from lot of depression and I'm very skinny. For past two days there been no sleep so I took sleeping pills. For next two days I felt sleepy then 3rd day even after taken pills I'm awake. Pls help me I'm totally depressed.

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I'm 22 female. Suffering from lot of depression and I'm very skinny. For past two days there been no sleep so I took ...
Hello, if you are feeling severely depressed, your lack of sleep could be because of it. Sleep disturbances like lack or excess of sleep are a common and major symptom of depression. Sleeping pills is a temporary solution. It will not help if the cause of your sleep problem is depression, infact sleeping pills worsen depression. Antidepressants which promote healthy sleep will treat your insomnia as well as depression. For better sleep, follow some tips:- 1) make your room completely dark at night. 2) your room must be well ventilated. 3) a warm shower and head massage with oil before sleep time. 4) avoid tea/coffee after 5.00pm. Don't sleep in day. And don't use bed for eating /watching tv. Take care.
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I faced some days the problem of night fall. I am very depressed about that. So please help me .i want to know to stop night falls.

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I faced some days the problem of night fall. I am very depressed about that. So please help me .i want to know to sto...
Dear Rohit, At your age night fall is common. There is no need to stop it. You mature hormonally at adolescent age itself. But economically and socially, even legally you are not fit for marriage. What happens to the semen produced in your body? Think. It has to get out. You are not married. So it goes out in the dream stage of sleep.Otherwise you have to masturbate and release it. Going to other women may be risky with diseases. So, accept night fall as a natural way of letting the unused fluid (semen) out. As age advances, it will reduce because of your other interests in life. Now also if you concentrate on your studies and learning many skills for your life, night fall will be reduced.
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Good morning. I just want to know about my mother regarding her anxiety. She is a sensitive lady so the anxiety level is very high n now she is suffering from foot pain bp n ol so it is because of anxiety or something else?

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Good morning.
I just want to know about my mother regarding her anxiety. She is a sensitive lady so the anxiety level...
Both things are different anxiety may be depression or medication and BP problemu U can use heel soul in ur foot wear

I am getting a lot of frustration over my family issues. What can I do to keep myself calm?

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I am getting a lot of frustration over my family issues. What can I do to keep myself calm?
Family issues are not the problem, you can not take it any more is the problem. The family is all yours, their problems and issues are also yours. Love them don't feel frustrated because of them. Be positive that every thing will be sort out. It gives you positivity in your mind.

Hi, I am 24 years old, I have too much tension without any reason. What should I do? please help me.

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Hi, I am 24 years old, I have too much tension without any reason. What should I do? please help me.
It is hardly likely that there is no reason for your tension. If you do not have a conscious reason, then the unconscious mind will have one for sure. If there are reasons buried in your unconscious mind, it is likely that the reasons may have been precipitated from childhood experiences, or a long time ago. The reason you have not been perturbed by it this far is because these may have been suppressed for years, and at an undue moment when stressful factors may have lowered your defenses, it is bound to come up and trouble you. You need to talk to a counselor and that person will help you identify these influences from childhood, and then you could work on them. Any which way, learn about your emotions and learn how to express them appropriately.
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I am 40 years old male. Taking oxetol xr 450 from last two years. Realising few times memory loss. Is this tablet perform big role in memory loss. What are other side effects. Should I skip 1 tablet out of two tablets.

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Dear, oxetol contains the active ingredient oxcarbazepine, which is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer. There are many long term side effects and you can read them on cims website. Regarding memory, there are nothing significant. Still you may consult your doctor for further advise. Take care.

Dr. , My wife has something really wrong problem. I dnt knw whether it is for pleasure, fantasy etc . The problem is - She is not interested in sex (special when at home). But very interested at weird public places. Eg: at bus she is so interested . Most weird thing is that her most interested place is at cinema theatre . She like to have sex with me at theatre . (But not interested at home) . She likes to get exposed . She is saying that it will make her so horny. She likes to have Sex with me only if someone must stare on us . She told me that she like that very much. But if when we are alone at room, home she not at all like to have sex with me ! What's going on Doctor ? What's her problem ? Any sexual disorder or what ? I'm cmpltly confused and out of mind . please help.

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Dr. , My wife has something really wrong problem.
I dnt knw whether it is for pleasure, fantasy etc .
The problem is ...
Hello lybrate-user, looks like there is some issues in the sexuality. There is a sexual deviance in her because of which she gets pleasure in having sex and intimacy in public than private. If this is happening all the time, yes its a matter of concern. But, if this is very rare and she's doing to just for fun, then you don't have to worry. Do consult a counsellor or psychologist or a psychiatrist for further help.
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I am 25 years old man I am marfin addict from last 1 year.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
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In India one does not get morphine easily. It is an injection. You could mean heroine addict. Kindly get admitted to a de addiction hospital for the treatment.

My daughter is 31 n married. Recently her behavior has been very strange and violent with her husband, this has resulted in frequent arguments, fights, major difference between them. I would like to know the remedy and treatment.

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It is impossible to give you a diagnosis or treatment prescription with this little information. However, this behavior is troubling and she certainly needs treatment. Ideally, she should meet with a counselor and then if that person recommends that she meet with a doctor she would need to do the same. It is preferable that she meets with a relationship counselor along with her husband to see how the relationship may have contributed to her condition. I am afraid that we cannot assume that her behavior is independent of her husband's interaction and that may be reflecting the malaise that haunts the marriage itself. So, before any judgement calls, it i9s better to meet with this counselor and see what unfolds.
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Hi, I am 16 years old studying in 11th grade. I am preparing for board exams and also attending FIITJEE coaching due to which I undergo a lot of depression and stress through out the year. I am not able to mange both together and not able to concentrate on either of them. How can I control depression and stress, as well as manage the time to concentrate on both these things and excel? Plse advice me!

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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Hi, I am 16 years old studying in 11th grade. I am preparing for board exams and also attending FIITJEE coaching due ...
I understand that you must be going through a lot of stress and anxiety about preparations and results of the exams. 1. Sometimes what helps is doing school from a state board or privately and doing coaching side by side. 2. Prioritising your studies based on your interests and strong subjects. You decide which chapters you want to be thorough with, and which you want to skim over. 3. Studying smart is important. So make points, and use all your senses like audio, visual and kinesthetic to help you absorb and retain longer. 4. Since you mention depression and stress, I suggest that you sleep for 6-7 hours to refresh mind and body. Eat only healthy and well balanced meals. Avoid junk completely as it is linked to anxiety and depression. Drink at least 2 lts of water but no smoking and alcohol as it is dehydrating and puts body under stress. 5. You need to distress and relax by having a hobby, meeting friends casually and playing some sports or walking, or gym. Exercises help release natural neurotransmitters in the brain which help you relax and feel confident.
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My mom is 78 years old, physically healthy and active. But since last two years she has psychological problems like she always afraid that someone is after her always, tease her, try to kill her and always want to see her wherever she is. Now the person is a group of people who are after her. I took her to psychiatrist, he gave her medicine, but after taking that she became so fragile n weak and always sleeps. Then she discontinued the medicine. After that with a consultation of gynae she started taking lybotrip 10 in the night. Now her condition is deteriorating. Kindly guide and suggest some light medicine.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
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My mom is 78 years old, physically healthy and active. But since last two years she has psychological problems like s...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Buy this from a shop who sells original medicines. Mix 5 drops of white chestnut + 5 drops of aspen + 5 drops of cherry plum + 5 drops of mimulus. Add these to 100 ml water and drink every 12 hours. Take this for 3 months. If any problems consult me online. These are symptoms of schizophrenia.
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Hello doctor I have a problem I am a student and when ever I read any thing from my subjects I can' t remember for long time, so please help me

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Please take anacardium - 30 / 5 drops in little water twice a day 15 minutes before studing. Revert back to me accordingly with feedback.
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I am suffering from fever and body pain which medicine I should take for it?

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I am suffering from fever and body pain which medicine I should take for it?
NOW a day of viral fever. Never take asprin medicines in fever and cold now a days. Tests cbc,mp,ns1,urine r/m, you can take tab. Dolo-650 mg twice a day. Tab. Lcz-10 mg once a day. After tests you may consult doctor. feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, avoid stress.avoid non-veg.,avoid alcohol intake if smokes avoid also that. Cold sponging if get high fever. drink warm water, juice,green veg. Soups,lquid diets, dalia, take protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, avoid cold area,cold things .i.e. ice creams, fast/junk foods, chinese foods,spicy foods, fat meal, take bed rest ,
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I am a 2nd year engineering student. I feel so tired after returning home from college at evening and can't concentrate on my studies. Sometimes I get mentally disturbed too. I want to study hard so please help me out of this.

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I am a 2nd year engineering student. I feel so tired after returning home from college at evening and can't concentra...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of white chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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Hi sir this is jagadish I have the problem to loss the short memory loss. Eg. I read, hear some thing after some time I forgot that and do another. What is reason and who to. Phase that problem.

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Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.
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I smoke 10-13 cigarettes a day. I dont want to quit it. But I fear of getting heart attack one day. N the best way to minimize the effect if smoking is a good diet plan. Please help me with my diet chart. I am 20 years old.

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I smoke 10-13 cigarettes a day. I dont want to quit it. But I fear of getting heart attack one day. N the best way to...
First thing, quit smoking, by throwing your cigarette pack. Get your bp, lipid profile checked. We need to know your exact weight. A good nutritious diet cannot negate the ill effects of smoking.
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She is not able to sleep last 4 days she is feeling depressed and if she is alone she feels feared and depressed. Suggest a treatment.

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She is not able to sleep last 4 days she is feeling depressed and if she is alone she feels feared and depressed. Sug...
The depression is causing all of these sleep problems. She must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that she meets with a doctor she must do so and cooperate to her utmost. Please visit these professionals along with her parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because she 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 she does the opposite of what this depression makes her feel like doing (actually, not doing): she will need to fight this condition. She 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 herself 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 herself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in her life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If she did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate her sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use her own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, she needs to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get her out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate her, all the hard word must come from her, and her cooperation with that person is very critical for her success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what she has. 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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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

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
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Dear , I am sorry to say that there is nothing called safe limit for alcohol. Depending on your health condition, even drops are dangerous. I suggest you to quit. Quitting alcohol addiction is not child's play. De-addiction therapy is an option for you. But in my suggestion, the best option would be, quit it now (today) and sustain it with your will power. Motivation therapy and mind power building therapy should help you. I suggest you to go for counseling and further therapy procedures. Take care.

Now a day I am feeling so weak and feeling all-time sleepy but I sleep on time and for 10 hours daily. I cannot concentrate on my study also.

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Now a day I am feeling so weak and feeling all-time sleepy but I sleep on time and for 10 hours daily.
I cannot conce...
Your sleep is a little on the excessive side. I suggest you meet with a counselor and even a physician to make sure that other matters may not be contributing to your problems. It sounds like that the feeling of weakness and sleepiness may be connected to a mild depression. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. 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 night’s sleep, 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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 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. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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 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 sugar and junk food.
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I have too much body pains actually I'm a truck driver what I use medicine please tell me better one.

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I have too much body pains actually I'm a truck driver what I use medicine please tell me better one.
Your body pains can be because of the nature of your work you can take tab combiflam once in a while for that but not as a regular use.
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