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Dr. Ashok Shetty

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Ashok Shetty Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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Dr. Ashok Shetty is a renowned Psychiatrist in Malakpet, Hyderabad. You can visit him at Sri Krishna Hospital in Malakpet, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashok Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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Hello sir there is no other way to quit smoking I can not go through this kind of meditation coz I dint understand this mantra meditation.

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Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40.
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I lost my mother 17 days ago so now i am in depression.

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The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individual?s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or animal. In our bereavement, we spend different lengths of time working through each step and express each stage with different levels of intensity. The five stages do not necessarily occur in any specific order. We often move between stages before achieving a more peaceful acceptance of death. Many of us are not afforded the luxury of time required to achieve this final stage of grief. The death of your loved one might inspire you to evaluate your own feelings of mortality. Throughout each stage, a common thread of hope emerges: As long as there is life, there is hope. As long as there is hope, there is life. Many people do not experience the stages in the order listed below, which is okay. The key to understanding the stages is not to feel like you must go through every one of them, in precise order. Instead, it?s more helpful to look at them as guides in the grieving process ? it helps you understand and put into context where you are. All, keep in mind ? all people grieve differently. Some people will wear their emotions on their sleeve and be outwardly emotional. Others will experience their grief more internally, and may not cry. You should try and not judge how a person experiences their grief, as each person will experience it differently. 1. Denial and Isolation The first reaction to learning of terminal illness or death of a cherished loved one is to deny the reality of the situation. It is a normal reaction to rationalize overwhelming emotions. It is a defense mechanism that buffers the immediate shock. We block out the words and hide from the facts. This is a temporary response that carries us through the first wave of pain. 2. Anger As the masking effects of denial and isolation begin to wear, reality and its pain re-emerge. We are not ready. The intense emotion is deflected from our vulnerable core, redirected and expressed instead as anger. The anger may be aimed at inanimate objects, complete strangers, friends or family. Anger may be directed at our dying or deceased loved one. Rationally, we know the person is not to be blamed. Emotionally, however, we may resent the person for causing us pain or for leaving us. We feel guilty for being angry, and this makes us more angry. Remember, grieving is a personal process that has no time limit, nor one ?right? way to do it. The doctor who diagnosed the illness and was unable to cure the disease might become a convenient target. Health professionals deal with death and dying every day. That does not make them immune to the suffering of their patients or to those who grieve for them. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor to give you extra time or to explain just once more the details of your loved one?s illness. Arrange a special appointment or ask that he telephone you at the end of his day. Ask for clear answers to your questions regarding medical diagnosis and treatment. Understand the options available to you. Take your time. 3. Bargaining The normal reaction to feelings of helplessness and vulnerability is often a need to regain control? If only we had sought medical attention sooner? If only we got a second opinion from another doctor? If only we had tried to be a better person toward them? Secretly, we may make a deal with God or our higher power in an attempt to postpone the inevitable. This is a weaker line of defense to protect us from the painful reality. 4. Depression Two types of depression are associated with mourning. The first one is a reaction to practical implications relating to the loss. Sadness and regret predominate this type of depression. We worry about the costs and burial. We worry that, in our grief, we have spent less time with others that depend on us. This phase may be eased by simple clarification and reassurance. We may need a bit of helpful cooperation and a few kind words. The second type of depression is more subtle and, in a sense, perhaps more private. It is our quiet preparation to separate and to bid our loved one farewell. Sometimes all we really need is a hug. 5. Acceptance Reaching this stage of mourning is a gift not afforded to everyone. Death may be sudden and unexpected or we may never see beyond our anger or denial. It is not necessarily a mark of bravery to resist the inevitable and to deny ourselves the opportunity to make our peace. This phase is marked by withdrawal and calm. This is not a period of happiness and must be distinguished from depression. Loved ones that are terminally ill or aging appear to go through a final period of withdrawal. This is by no means a suggestion that they are aware of their own impending death or such, only that physical decline may be sufficient to produce a similar response. Their behavior implies that it is natural to reach a stage at which social interaction is limited. The dignity and grace shown by our dying loved ones may well be their last gift to us. Coping with loss is a ultimately a deeply personal and singular experience ? nobody can help you go through it more easily or understand all the emotions that you?re going through. But others can be there for you and help comfort you through this process. The best thing you can do is to allow yourself to feel the grief as it comes over you. Resisting it only will prolong

Fight Depression the "Foodie" way!

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Serotonin is a chemical messenger that?s believed to act as a mood stabilizer. It?s said to help produce healthy sleeping patterns as well as boost your mood.

It?s even been looked at as a treatment for depression. This is because people who have depression often have a low serotonin level. Studies show that serotonin levels can have an effect on mood and behavior, and the chemical is commonly linked to feeling good and living longer.

Tips for boosting serotonin naturally:

1.Carrot

They?re full of beta-carotene, which you can also get from pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe. Studies have linked this nutrient to lower levels of depression. There?s not enough evidence to say that it can prevent the disorder, but it can?t hurt to get more in your diet.

2. Leafy greens

They?re packed with folate, which your brain cells need to work well and which may help protect against depression.

3. Milk

It?s a good source of vitamin d. If you have very low levels of this nutrient in your body, that can sometimes cause depression

4. Bananas

Bananas are actually surprisingly high in tryptophan whilst also containing carbohydrates, making them one of my favourite foods that increase serotonin levels.
Fight Depression the "Foodie" way!

Top 4 Alternative Therapies for Stress and Anxiety

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Stress and anxiety are often repeated terms that people use frequently when they are faced with an overwhelming situation. Yet, these are also clinical terms that can refer to hormonal imbalances which can cause despair, panic, hopelessness, depression and other such emotionally and mentally debilitating problems. Apart from the conventional methods of drugs for symptomatic treatment and counselling or therapy, one can make use of several alternative treatment methods to bring down the stress and anxiety levels significantly.

Here are the top four ways of treating the same.

- Meditation: Transcendental and other forms of guided and unguided meditation can go a long way in realigning yourself with your inner resources so as to create a more congenial environment as you go about doing your daily activities. With meditation, you can focus on your breath or a certain point or you can choose to listen to guided medication which will take you through a scene and help you relax. Soothing treatments such as these will help you in grounding yourself in a better way for a more fluid progression of your day. One can even practice mindfulness techniques for meditation to get into a frame of mind where you will basically observe rather than get affected by everyday events. You must find yourself a quiet place where you can meditate in a peaceful way.

- Yoga: Many people consider Yoga and its various postures and poses as the best means for the union of the mind, the body as well as the spirit. So, this is also a good way to keep stress and anxiety away. Ensure that you practice the exercises, poses and various breathing activities on a daily basis for at least half an hour to one hour in order to feel visible effects in your mood.

- Acupressure: There are a series of specific acupoints in everyone 's body which can be pressed and activated in order to relieve the painful and debilitating symptoms of many conditions, including stress and anxiety. Acupressure is a well known way of dealing with these conditions. This method, with its pointed devices and needles, helps in releasing endorphins and eliminating toxins with reduced muscle pressure and better blood circulation.

- A Better Routine: One of the best ways of removing stress and anxiety from your life is by taking care of your routine and ensuring that you eat, sleep and exercise at a set time every single day so as to create a more organised environment in your life. Limiting caffeine and removing smoking or excessive alcohol dependence can also improve the condition by leaps and bounds.
If the stress and anxiety does not go away with natural methods, then it is best to see a doctor for supplements and therapy.
Top 4 Alternative Therapies for Stress and Anxiety
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I am 26 and having tension about the future.

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I am 26 and having tension about the future.
Work out the stressor, try to find out solution, have solution oriented thought process rather than problem oriented, give your 100 percent efforts, don't worry about future

My brothers mental condition is not stable. He changes his mind for every minute. Childish thinking. What is the best treatment for his behavior?

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My brothers mental condition is not stable. He changes his mind for every minute. Childish thinking. What is the best...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of cerato + 3 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose). On empty stomach.

I am feeling very depressed due to family problems. My father and mother used to fight always therefore m not able to trust anyone like any relationship. Help me to cope up with this. thanks.

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I am feeling very depressed due to family problems. My father and mother used to fight always therefore m not able to...
Hi lybrate-user you got to get over a lot of negative notions in your head which automatically pop up when you sense an emotional closeness. This is the experiences you have had in your life which direct your reactions and behaviour. You need to get rid of these negative patterns of thinking process which is possible if you see a therapist. On a regular basis. I hope this helps. Take care.
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I feel trapped in the opposite gender. I am born a male, in my mind I identify myself and always think of myself as a female. I wish to consult LGBT friendly doctors and need advice cause It is making me feel depressed. Please help.

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I feel trapped in the opposite gender. I am born a male, in my mind I identify myself and always think of myself as a...
The following thing if you adapt it will be helpful Natural home remedy using cashew nuts and milk: 1. Crush some cashew nuts to powder 2. Take 1 tsp of cashew nut powder 3. Add 1 cup of warm milk 4. Mix well 5. Drink every day Surely you will get results.
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My wife is going through a mental depression very often. She sometimes become furious. Please suggest me what to do? She argued with past days mistakes.

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My wife is going through a mental depression very often. She sometimes become furious. Please suggest me what to do? ...
She is going through an anger-related depression and you will need to be very patient and caring towards her. She must immediately meet with a counselor and seek professional help. It is not to her good to avoid people anyway and must be involved in social activities as much as possible. She may refuse but you must insist and make her involved. In the meantime let her do the following sincerely because at her age 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 yourself 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, she needs to 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. Have her pray and have faith in God to alleviate her sufferings. She should not wait for others to help, eventually. She should use her own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but if she perseveres she will win this battle. Above all she should be really happy; she needs to live in love and for love: you need to love her and have her love you back. If she loves herself adequately, she will never do harm to herself. Let her be positive always and learn to do everything possible to invest into herself. Life is extremely precious and because the depression, which is a mood disorder, makes her feel like giving up she must still persevere. 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. She can 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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I have breathing problem during night. Most of the time it feels like I am not able to breathe at all and might die due to lack of oxygen. But actually I am breathing normally and it is just what I feel strongly in my mind which is actually causing me a problem. What should I do to avoid such suffocation feeling.

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I have breathing problem during night. Most of the time it feels like I am not able to breathe at all and might die d...
Hi lybrate-user. It appears that you are having panic attacks. It is a common problem and mostly result from misinterpretation of normal bodily symptoms. One would need to understand your symptoms in more details. Like when it started, in what circumstances do you get these symptoms, any symptom in between the attack. Very effective treatment is available for these symptoms. Meet a nearby psychiatrist.
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Sir, I am in love with a girl and that girl isint responding to me. I am constantly in depression and an unable to focus on any job. Sir ,plz help me.

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Sir, I am in love with a girl and that girl isint responding to me. I am constantly in depression and an unable to fo...
YOu need not spoil your life and if she isn't interested in you you avoid her weight for girl who likes you

I have recently broke up with my girlfriend. I can't focus on my studies and anything. I feel so depressed and don't know what to do. I want to be normal like before and my exams are nearing. Pls help me to focus on my studies rather than thinking about her and go miserable.

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I have recently broke up with my girlfriend. I can't focus on my studies and anything. I feel so depressed and don't ...
Initial time after a break-up may be taxing , But it gradually fades. Do one n.l.p exercise collect some incidents with her of past which were hurtful and bitter. line them in a sequence and play a movie inside you, repeat it for 3-4 times in one go and feel relieved at the end. do it for few days and u will get over it soon
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I am 18 Years old male and have body pain for long time anytime what should I do please tell me.

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I am 18 Years old male and have body pain for long time anytime what should I do please tell me.
Hi, This problem may be due to Any medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem/Vit D deficiency Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency Stress/ anxiety Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. I recommend you to take Tablet Daily(Nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonderful result Consult me for further management

Mai pet se paresan hu bahut si madition kha li dulcolex tak leta hu asar nahi hota smoking ke baad hi fresh ho pata hu jisko m. Chodna chahta hu or bina kisi seven ke fresh hona chahta hu ab batao koi aisi madition h kya sasti or kifaiti mahngi nahi le sakta q ki sab kar ke dekh liya.

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Mai pet se paresan hu bahut si madition kha li dulcolex tak leta hu asar nahi hota smoking ke baad hi fresh ho pata h...
kindly take abhyarishta, 4t sf in half a glass of warm water after meals, twice a day. Take liquid diet like daliya, kichdi, moong daal in your diet as routine. Stop cold water and other cold eatables in your diet. Continue the regime for 2 weeks. Maintain the dose to 2 tsf after meals for 2 months. good luck.
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How can I quit smoking?

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Try nicotine replacement therapy, nico gum, champix is a type of drug available, replace with sauff.
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Is magnesium citrate is good for memory anxiety depression calmness and positive energy. I had tired eyes and fatigue. After taking magnesium citrate 200 mg I feel great with lot of positive energy amd vitality. Shall I continue taking magnesium citrate I capsule daily.

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Is magnesium citrate is good for memory anxiety depression calmness and positive energy. I had tired eyes and fatigue...
This product is used to clean stool from the intestines before surgery or certain bowel procedures (e. G. Colonoscopy, radiography), usually with other products. It may also be used for relief of constipation. However, milder products (e. G. Stool softeners, bulk-forming laxatives) should be used whenever possible for constipation. Magnesium citrate is a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Doable Ways to Control Your ANGER and Not Let it Control You!

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I had taken treatment for depression for 15 years has been found with bipolar mood disorder. I was addicted to alcohol and smoking but now I came totally out of it for past 3 years. Stopped taking treatment and tablets for depression and bipolar mood disorder for past 3 month. Now I feel restless and anger at times. What I have to do?

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I had taken treatment for depression for 15 years has been found with bipolar mood disorder. I was addicted to alcoho...
Dear lybrate user, if you were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression and if you were on medication for last 15 yrs, it will be harmful if you stop medication on your own. Your present anger and restlessness is a result of stopping this medication. I think, you need to understand your condition. You are going to need medication throughout your life for at least bipolar disorder. Please understand that it is like managing bp or sugar with medicines, where the disease is kept under control, with the help of medicines. Regarding your depression, you may start counselling sessions along with the medication, but you need to discuss with your psychiatrist before you stop medicines for depression. It might be frustrating for you to realise that you need to be under medication, life long; because it has side effects. But please understand that if you stop the medicines, it will cause more harm. Please consult a counsellor at the earliest.

I am having sleeping troubles and body pain, due to which I cannot focus on studies and other things, tried combiflam and some other pain killer but it did not workout. Please suggest me something that helps. Thank You!

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
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I am having sleeping troubles and body pain, due to which I cannot focus on studies and other things, tried combiflam...
Sleeping problems and body pain can be handled in other ways besides medication. Have a balanced diet and lots of water. Develop a healthy routine- exercise and do some breathing exercises. Indulge in positive thinking and keep yourself busy in things you like to do.
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