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Treatment & Management of Stress
Treatment of Mood Disorder
Treatment Of Male Sexual Problems
Sex Addiction Counselling
Treatment Of Female Sexual Problems
Anger Management Therapy
Treatment of Behaviour & Thought Problems
Quit Smoking Techniques
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Memory Improvement Techniques
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment
Treatment of Abnormal Behaviour
Psychological Diagnosis (Adult And Child)
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Hello doctor I have a question from you about my cousin and he is about 20 years old. He is well and fit physically but due to some unavoidable natural misfortune he got orphan at the age of 15 and from five years yet he is very disturbed physiologically and continuously in deep stress. I have a also pity and sympathy for him. The question is from about five to six month his behaviour is strange and abnormal. He often times does like a complete mad, after some times he becomes as usual. Please tell me what should be done to reduce his stress and to vanish his that memory of those incident from his mind. And to make his livehood better. Thanks and will be waiting for reply.
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.
I don't talk when I go to my relatives house. I am so shy around girls. I don't feel comfortable in becoming center of attention. I am on antidepressants. Please help.
I got married 4 months ago, it was an arrange marriage, I met her 2-3 times before the final decision, I found the profile ok so I said yes, but after marriage I realised her behaviour is very strange, she is very status conscious although she is from a normal family, argues on almost everything, worst thing is we fight daily for no reason, I keep on saying sorry for no reason to resolve the things and to save the relationship. There are many points I am pointing one here; she aspects me to awake till 3-4 am as she is habitual of it, I normally sleep at 10-11 before marriage, I try to awake till 1-2 but I have to go for duty early so I need proper sleep, she keep on sleeping till 1 noon, I take my breakfast by myself n lunch from any dhaba, evening when I came again we fight because I am unable to awake till 3 am, she gives me point she feel alone when I sleep n she wants to talk romantic for the whole night as we are newly married, so all couples wake at night. We have normal sex life.
I feel suicidal for no reason, I often try to slit my wrist. What do I do to make these thoughts go away?
We all have those days when we seem to have hit an all time low. We feel bad, sad, mad, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. However, this is a temporary, passing phase for most of us. But for people with depression, this is not the case.
Chronic depression, which is more common in women than men, can arise due to different reasons. Major life changes, marital issues, relationship issues, financial problems, chronic medical problems, death of loved ones, life stressors, weather changes, etc. can lead to depression.
This leads to prolonged periods of sadness, feeling of emptiness, loss of interest in activities which were normally pleasurable, irritability, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, weight gain, worthless and hopeless feeling, and feeling of doom. This can result in dejection, social withdrawal, poor performance at work/school, and an overall declining quality of life.
In most cases, there is usually a past, unpleasant experience which leads to depression. This could be different for different people, depending on their tolerance. While some may go into depression over minor relationship issues, for others, it could be as severe as sexual abuse in the past.
Ayurveda recognizes “sadhaka agni” as a fire that helps a person to digest trauma. People with a strong sadhaka agni have a higher tolerance and take more time to get depressed compared to people who have a weak fire in them.
The following are some simple changes that can be very useful in overcoming depression.
- Meditate for about 20 minutes every day.
- Realize and practice detachment. Most people with depression have a loss of something they were closely attached to. Realizing that nothing in life is permanent and letting it go will play a major role in feeling better.
- Get a sound, restful sleep. Stick to a routine by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day.
- Walk out in the sun and get a good dose of sunlight. Add exercise to sun exposure to feel elated and upbeat about life in general.
- Exercises such as yoga, walking, and cycling also are useful in improving overall balance and health. A healthy and fitter body definitely leaves one in a better mood.
- Eat healthy food. Avoid packaged, canned, and processed food. Include a lot of nuts and seeds in your diet, be it roasted or soaked.
- Try mood uplifting food items like black pepper, dry ginger, turmeric, amla, cloves, and cardamom.
- Herbs like ashwagandha, shatavari, brahmi are highly useful in curing depression. They also treat fluid balance, govern energy and creativity in the body, improve metabolism, and clear toxins.
Ayurveda believes in not just making one feel better, but improving his/her overall well-being by getting to the root of the issue. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.