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Dr. Arifuddin Ahmed

MD - Internal Medicine

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

7 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Arifuddin Ahmed MD - Internal Medicine Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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Dr. Arifuddin Ahmed is a renowned Psychiatrist in Lazarus Hospital, Hyderabad. He has had many happy patients in his 7 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed MD - Internal Medicine. You can consult Dr. Arifuddin Ahmed at Curewell Hospital in Lazarus Hospital, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Arifuddin Ahmed on Lybrate.com.

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I'm feeling so sad cuz I forget things very quickly which also affect my study as well. Can I take modafinil drug for that and is that available without prescription? Help me.

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The reason for forgetting may be tension, stress. See a psychologist to give you deep relaxation training or you do pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev on astha channel 5.30 to 7 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom bramri and udgit - you will get miraculous results!

He is very much addicted to liquor. He drinks very much. 4 times a day. In a higher amount.Please tell.

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Hello, give him Acid phos Q , 10 drops twice daily with water and Quercus 1X , 2 tabs thrice daily. Revert me after 3 weeks.

I am able to write in English but when turns come to speak it face to face with anyone then I am not able to speak. Can you solve my problem.

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Hello,lybrate user, Speaking,English requires constant practice,,watch English movies, talk to yourself in English standing in front of a mirror. Tk homoeo medicine Five phos 6x-4 tbs,thrice. Tk plenty of water to hydrate yourself. Your diet be easily digestible on time. Tk care.

I'm a girl 22 year old. Student.I don't know whether I'm depressed tensed or its anxiety. I ve issues regarding my studies. And I'm very much tensed about it. I don't know to whom I should be talking.

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I'm a girl 22 year old. Student.I don't know whether I'm depressed tensed or its anxiety. I ve issues regarding my st...
Dear lybrate user lybrate-user in this competitive world its most common among youngsters eveytime different type of pressure is building don't worry you just need counselling and will find the way. Involve yourself in different type of activities make some friends things will change. If you need counselling help I am always here to help, take care.

How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

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Dear Vab, Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.

Hi I am 20 years old. I want to quitting smoking and alcohol but can't do this. Everytime I try to.

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Giving up both is going to be a difficult task but not impossible: they support each other as addicting substances and while one may be given up the other will keep pulling at your enslavement. Since you have probably tried and found it extremely difficult I suggest you do one of the following: It sounds like you are in an advanced stage of alcoholism and tobacco use and need admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help deal with this problem. There are no guarantees about stopping one?s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by yourself because you have become addicted to alcohol and tobacco and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that you can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. you will have a serious reaction, if you consume even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that you do not only consume the medication but you are also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ?cross addictions? i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking in particular and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else?s support you can get and act on it fast. If you are not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick you up, after you are completely drunk, and admit you by force. This will however, require the family?s consent. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions. This must be your last and final attempt and make it a successful one.

I am tired that my wife is continuing argument with me over any matter. She was nothing understand anything. What can I do to make a happy life with her.

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Be tolerant, improve yourself and thus set an example for her to learn from you. In this way, you would benefit even if she does not learn from you.

What the best way to peace in mind for students.

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If you mean exams and overall education. The best method to score good marks is to study systematically. There are some methods called" effective learning techniques. You should adopt them. Please understand, you are going to do well if you prepare well. If you cannot prepare well, there is nothing to worry, you will not be able to do well in exams. Therefore, prepare systematically and approach exams systematically. Success is yours. If you mean, problems like parents, teachers, friends, love affairs etc, please understand all these problems are common and you will learn to adjust with them. You could need psychological counseling. Take care.

She is losing her menstrual cycle/period for last few months and she had her last about 50 days ago. She has no symptoms of pregnancy and no sign of vomiting. She has no other problems. Now a days she remains depressed so much. What is the actual problem ? Is it normal or not!

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She is losing her menstrual cycle/period for last few months and she had her last about 50 days ago. She has no sympt...
First of all, buy a pregnancy kit from medical store, it is cheap, accurate and easy to use. If pregnancy is ruled out, meet your gynecologists to get some tests done. Delayed periods can also be due to stress!

What is Parkinson's deasis? Is it possible treatment on it & how? I couldn't pickup full cup of hot tea or couldn't write properly, what should I do?

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Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder, it can not be completely cured but there symptomatic treatment is available with which patients can lead a almost normal life. Consult a neurologist for evaluation and proper treatment.

My son is appearing for CA final what diet can I give to boost his memory and help clear exam.

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Not only diet, there are some other things to consider too. So let him use some of the suggestions given below: 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 is 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. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.

I have depression since 9 years now my treatment continuing what should I do to stay mentally healthy?

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I have depression since 9 years now my treatment continuing what should I do to stay mentally healthy?
Its in your hand to be happy what it requires is slightly change in your approach firstly stop thinking that something is wrong with me I am not well make yourself as much busy as you can so that you don't get time to think on all this. And its everyone's right is to be happy we cannot change the thinking of people or situation around us but we can get the things or reasons which make us happy. We get only one life after that we don't know what will happen in future, what we can do is to live every second of life, what do you want to be, what do you want to eat, to do, your career, your friends, your likings etc. Develop some hobby, make some good friends, make yourself busy, as much you will think you will get frustrate and will gain nothing, live only for yourself, and this can be possible when you will involve yourself in some other things first start from joining any hobby class and make any good friend with whom you can share everything .you can take help of any counsellor ,you can also contact me regarding this. Take care.

I am. 20 years old and I smoke a lot. What should I do to leave this bad habit? Please advice me.

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I feel really happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that habitual smoking is an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of habitual smoking but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so. But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction.-

I am an engineering student. In our college I am the topper. So I am feeling so much burden on me every time I write the exam. Because I am feeling I have to get top or else I won't survive. How will I get mental strength. Do I need to exercise? If yes will that help me?

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You are burdened under high expectations and that can cause you a lot of stress and as a result memory loss. Please do all the following and remain committed to it for a long time, ideally.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.

I am 25 years old, and I am suffering from the problem of night fall for last 4 years, I have tried many cures, but all are in vain. It occurs frequently twice or thrice a week, this is affecting my health way too much, causing weakness, anxiety IQ loss and much more. Please help me here. Thanks.

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I am 25 years old, and I am suffering from the problem of night fall for last 4 years, I have tried many cures, but a...
All the weakness, anxiety and IQ loss have no connection to nightfall at all. Nightfall is the body’s natural way of excreting the buildup of semen, and when it does not it is reabsorbed. There are too many fallacies built up among young people about masturbation too. This fact should now help you to dispel these myths and live life fully and happily with authentic knowledge. If you worry about this, then you will experience all of those symptoms unnecessarily.

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If you smoke, it is time to quit to improve the condition of your lungs.
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I am smoking since 2 years and I want to know the amount of nicotine in my body and what to do to get rid of this habit?

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Amount of nicotine can not be calculated. But surely it harms our respiratory system. Chew tab nicotex whenever there is craving for smoking.

I am 27 year old and i'm a house wife. From last few days i'm feeling uncomfertable. All the time differnet type of negative points come in my mind. I'm not able to sleep.

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I am 27 year old and i'm a house wife. From last few days i'm feeling uncomfertable. All the time differnet type of n...
Every action has a reaction: your reaction is due to something that is happening, or has happened and is not resolved or is not resolving itself. Can you think of what it is? An idle mind is a devil?s workshop: you may be too unoccupied for your youth and may feel that you need to do something more in life and feel stuck in your role as a housewife; and you may feel time is running out on you, which is not really true. May be you are compromising too much for a skilled person or for a person with so much potential. Then these negative thoughts will plague you. Or is your marriage in jeopardy or inadequate in some form? Or are you dissatisfied with your status in life? Or is there something bothering you from guilt? You see, there are many possibilities, and if you are not in touch with it meet with a counselor and through that interaction may truths will unfold and show up. Then you will be in a position to take appropriate action and dispel these negative thoughts and have a sound sleep when you hit the deck!

I have pain in body last week and I am looking not sleep well so iam not manage porpet our body.

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I have pain in body last week and I am looking not sleep well so iam not manage porpet our body.
1.Take paracetamol 500mg, one tablet sos upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest 4. Avoid stress and anxiety

I am going to start a new relation. What should I do to keep a healthy relation with him?

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You see, we are into relations all throughout lives. Yet, for the least of reasons, when it comes to marriage we are ready to throw in the towel. I am glad that you are seeking to know how to keep the relationship healthy. Yes, communication is important. But there are two important considerations that matter a lot before you take the plunge: compatibility and adjustability. The former is almost a fixed aspect of both of you and it includes education, language, communication, community, caste, religion, socio-economic status, personality etc. The more the similarity, the better. The second consideration, that of adjustability, is more important and plays a very important role to determine whether your relationship will remain healthy or not. If compatibility is good, less adjustability is required. But as in most cases, there will be disparity, and this will tax adjustability considerably. If you are not able or willing to adjust, all hell will break lose. This is what you must examine while you are courting each other. Is he willing to make the adjustment around you, and are you able to and willing to adjust for the sake of the relationship. If you know there are stark difficulties, then better to close that prospect. Everything involves some aspect of culture eventually: he may be used to going out with his friends for drinks often. Now if you cannot adjust with this, then this will be a definite area of conflict. There are too many possibilities and this space will not suffice to give elaborate responses. Both of you will generally act positively before marriage but soon after the nuptials one or both of you will tend to control the other and there lies the danger. So it is very difficult to determine the true nature of an individual at the onset. But it is worth the try. So test everything to be fully satisfied, and this is best achieved by good and open communication. For your information, there are three areas that stand out as contributing to divorce: sex, in-laws, and finances. Discuss these areas and get to know the other’s mindset. Better to be safe than sorry. I have a very important suggestion to give you: please seek premarital counseling where many of these facts will be explained and taught to both of you, if you get a qualified counselor to do it.
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