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Dr. Lakshmi  - Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

Dr. Lakshmi

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

36 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Lakshmi MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry) Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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Dr. Lakshmi is an experienced Psychiatrist in KPHB, Hyderabad. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 36 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. Doctor studied and completed MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry) . Doctor is currently associated with Sneha Psychiatry And Counseling Centre in KPHB, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Guntur Medical College, Guntur - 1981
DPM (Psychiatry) - Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam - 1991
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Indian Psychiatric Society

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I am 40 years old. I have a very poor memory. I forget things I have kept, forget peoples names etc. All this is unintentional. What can I take and do to improve things. This is a kind of alarming situation. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are p[robably under some stress but not aware of it. Meet with a counselor and talk about your feelings. In the meantime please the following recommendations: 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. 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. 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 am have get sudnley fever. What should have to do now, I am felling cold and also body pain. In this what I have to take treatment please suggest me faster then faster.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am have get sudnley fever. What should have to do now, I am felling cold and also body pain. In this what I have to...
Take homoeopathic medicine belladonna 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the morning and arsenic album 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the evening for 4 days. Take light and easily digestible food and complete rest. Drink lots of water to hydrate and eliminate toxins from your body.
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Hi doctors I am 25 year old girl I dont know what exactly is happening with me I am in a relationship by the grace of allah he is very loyal to me but I always think that he is cheating on me when he says he is going ofc I start doubting on him for pruf I ask him to give pics of himself when he says he is going out with friends I start thinking is he is telling truth I calls him randnmly throughout day just to chck whtr he picks up my calls or not but he does pick my calls evrytime but still I cant get out of this problem.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Relationships should be built by trust, if you are not able to trust your partner and are in a constant insecurity the relationship will not grow. You need to understand from where this insecurity is coming to you, you need to get yourself evaluated so that a proper understanding of your insecurity can be got and adequate advice can be given
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What is the treatment for stammering problem? I mean what should be done when a person can't able to speak properly?

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
First of all you have to help your self. Get busy, do activities which keep you happy and confident. Contact a speech therapist. Just tell everyone around not to pinpoint or discuss your speech problem.
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I have a hypertension problem. In daily routine I get diazipam+propronol. Its a good relief & night dose of zolpiderm tornate 10. The question is. Is my life depending on medicines" thanks.

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
I have a hypertension problem. In daily routine I get diazipam+propronol. Its a good relief & night dose of zolpi...
Dear , I can understand your problem. Psychiatric problems are always treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and counseling. You are taking medicines but not supplementing it with psychotherapy and counseling. In fact, psychotherapy and counseling will help you to quit the medicine and continue without medicines. Please contact me with every detail and I will help you. Take care.
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Sir, I am feeling uneasy when I am talking to our seniors And feeling problem in discuss any senior person or matter. My right hand vibrate when I am writing in a special paper i. E. When I am signing in cheque and other papers.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir, I am feeling uneasy when I am talking to our seniors
And feeling problem in discuss any senior person or matter....
1. It could be due to essential tremor. The cause of the tremor is unknown. In some cases it is hereditary and runs in families. There is no definite treatment unless it is severe 2 other causes of tremor could be stress, anxiety, panic, nervousness, inadequate sleep, physical exhaustion, strong emotion, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, smoking/tobacco/alcohol abuse/withdrawl, excess tea/coffee, drugs like steroid/amphetamine, neurological disorder, cerebellar dis order, 3. Investigate yourself to exclude the above causes of tremor after consulting neurologist 4. Avoid stress/anxiety/nervousness/ panic etc 5. Avoid excess tea/coffee/ smoking/alcohol if you have 6. Take good nourishing diet 7. Have adequate sleep. 8. Do a thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem 9. Consult neurologist for further advice.
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I have been addicted to smoking from last 5 years. I wanna quit this but unable to overcome it. I have also tried nicotine gums but they are of no use. Please suggest me a better way to quit this habit.

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi a better way to deal with smoking is to make a target date. A date beyond which you will stop buying or sharing cigarettes with friends. Thus inform everyone around you about your decision to stop smoking after a certain date. Doing this is known to improve motivation to achieve abstinence. Now until dat day you have to gradually and actively try to decrease one or two smokes a day. You can also stop buying packs and throw cigarettes before finishing. Avoid going into stressful situations as dat increases craving. There is a medication which you can buy from chemist called champax once daily. Use a nicotine gum for next 20_30days whenever you get craving. If you succeed in staying away from it for, 4-6days you will feel much confident in quitting. Hope this feels. Feel free to consult further.
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How to overcome depression please help am going to die And lack of concentration head ache.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
How to overcome depression please help am going to die And lack of concentration head ache.
Hello, go for meditation to nourish your brain with oxygenated blood to calm your nerve being a strong and confident person inculcating an innovators from within to conquer your goal. * Tk, 5/6 glass of water to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism ,absorbing nutrients to nourish your entire body & brain to achieve success in life. * your diet be easily digestible, simple on time to avoid gastric disorder to discard negative feelings.        •  Tk, apples,carrots ,cheese, spinach,almonds, walnuts ,milk. * meet your friends to share your problem in order to get solution to over come your stress, to inculcate a winner from within. Tk homoeo medicine: @ Ignatia 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice. •avoid, nicotine, alcohol,junkfood, pizza,burger,   •ensure a sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d night. > Report wkly, > Your feedback is solicited for further follow up Tk care.
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I have no confidence in most of cases. So, what should I do to be a tremendous confident person? please suggest me about that. I need it very much.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will need to do a personality development course with all the five factors to be worked on: the physical fitness, emotional fitness, intellectual fitness, social fitness, and spiritual fitness. Apart from that you need to do regular exercise and keep yourself fit and prim. You need to follow a healthy diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. You must have a minimum sleep of at least 6 hours every day. Public speaking skills and conversation skills will also help you tremendously. The more knowledge you have the better so read a lot, attend seminars, conferences, discourses, and keep yourself updated with the latest news from tv, internet, magazines, and newspapers. You must also educate, and not just qualify, in good and useful college courses to develop knowledge and skills. Develop good social skills by meeting a lot of people from various walks of life: you are the friends you keep. You must be spiritually sound and have a good set of values and respect for life.
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I am 40 years old, 65 weight and height 5.8" I have been having short bouts of thrills at the center of my chest. They come and go. Sometimes 3-4 times day and sometimes 0 times a day. I do smoke an occasional cigarette (4 times a week). Is this just anxiety or an underlying heart issue?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 40 years old, 65 weight and height 5.8"
I have been having short bouts of thrills at the center of my chest. The...
Hello, You are suffering from gastric disorder owing to irregular life style, insomnia, intake of alcohol, nicotine, junk food. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to reduce your stress. Your diet be regular, easily digestible on time. Tk Homoeopathic medicine:@ China 200-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, junk food, Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Tk care.
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My prolam muje need bhut jayada aati hai or muje har cheez k bare me chinta hoti hai.Please help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My prolam muje need bhut jayada aati hai or muje har cheez k bare me chinta hoti hai.Please help me out.
Get your blood checked for CBC and revert back with reports and do exercise regularly and eat low fat content in your diet
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Hi, I am suffering from Typhoid for past one week. I am having severe body pain and my knees are paining a lot. This is the second time I have having Typhoid within a span of one year. Please advice how to avoid this in future also medication to relive from pain.

DIABETES EDUCATOR, PGDND, RMP -ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, MEDICAL TRANSCRITPTINIST, M.SC, Msc nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Hi,
I am suffering from Typhoid for past one week. I am having severe body pain and my knees are paining a lot. This ...
Take bland semi solid diet like rice with yogurt, porridge, barley, fruit (avoid skin/seeds) custard, avoid spicy, oily and fatty food. Take light and easily digestible diet. Take meals at short interval to avoid nausa/vomiting. Take zeera decoction everyday and also do take a calcium rich diet. Avoid meat/poultry/egg for 2 months 4. Drink plenty of water/lime juice/ glucose and also sago sweets and sago items. Water/ coconut water, sugar cane/ fresh fruit (avoid citrus fruits) juice, milk 5. Take adequate rest and repeat vidal tests. Prevention typhoid is a bacterial infection affecting the gastrointestinal system and is due to fecal contamination of food, milk and water. It can be prevented by 1. Avoiding contaminated food and water/milk from out side sources like junk food etc 2 use purified drinking water and have warm home made food, 3. Avoid fly contamination of food, maintain food hygiene 4, properlyl wash your hands before taking food 5. Wash vegetable, fruit before consuming. Do consult me for a detailed diet chart.
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Out of my mind, cant able to make right desicion . Losing my temper on unwanted stuff. No far mind, addicted to anger mode 24/7

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Have a positive self-talk, and learn What are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on.You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ Stress Management Super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, u will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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How can pranayam or yoga along with ayurvedic medicines can completely "CURE" generalised anxiety disorder.Please tell.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
How can pranayam or yoga along with ayurvedic medicines can completely "CURE" generalised anxiety disorder.Please tell.
Pranayam is deep breathing. You can not be anxious and do deep breathing at a time. So, deep breathing eliminates anxiety eventually. Best option is to see a qualified and trained psychologist at the earliest. Psychologist is an expert in diagnosis by psychological testing and counselling/psychotherapy i. E. Treatment without medicines. Psychiatrist gives medicines only. Treatment started earlier will control the problem very fast. Get proper diagnosis first followed by right treatment. Please get diagnosis confirmed first then take medicines as advised. It is possible that problem is psychological-then it will not be cured by medicines. You will need psychotherapy.
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I 64 years old suffer depression to2011 treat start after angioplasty2012 bp 155/90 s random180 prescribe drug we take Daxid 200 od zyven 50 od puse etizola 1 od to08/2012 sofor gradually dose increase but we do not feel good in day and sound sleep night advise.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I 64 years old suffer depression to2011 treat start after angioplasty2012 bp 155/90 s random180 prescribe drug we tak...
Daxid in very high dose, kindly get a 2nd opinion from another psychiatrist and follow for 6 months at least, you might feel better as the current group of medications has none to augment depressive symptoms. All the best.
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My whole body pains after waking up in the morning. Persist for whole day .and I have problem of fullness in stomach since few days. Suggest something plz.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My whole body pains after waking up in the morning. Persist for whole day .and I have problem of fullness in stomach ...
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late night sleep 5.panchamrut parpati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 6.audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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I am a student. My exams are going to be held after months. I am preparing from last month. Now since I have prepared. Now some thing has stuck in my mind. Which is making me afraid of appearing in exams. Even also stopping me from revising what I have prepared. What should I do. please help plz.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a student. My exams are going to be held after months. I am preparing from last month. Now since I have prepared...
You have to get mind control and follow these study tips. If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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What are the episodes for Psychotic Depression and How to treat it without medication?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What are the episodes for Psychotic Depression and How to treat it without medication?
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all. Some risk factors for men developing depression or anxiety include: •Physical health problems •Relationship problems •Employment problems •Social isolation •Significant change in living arrangements (e.g. Separation or divorce) •Pregnancy and birth of a baby •Drug and alcohol use. Symptoms of depression in women include: •Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood. •Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, including sex. •Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying. •Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism. •Sleeping too much or too little, early-morning awakening. Depression in women differs from depression in men in several ways: •Depression in women may occur earlier, last longer, be more likely to reoccur, be more likely to be associated with stressful life events, and be more sensitive to seasonal changes •Women are more likely to experience guilty feelings and attempt suicide, although they actually commit suicide less often than men •Depression in women is more likely to be associated with anxiety disorders, especially panic and phobic symptoms, and eating disorders •Depressed women are less likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs •Symptoms of depression in MEN include: •Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood. •Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism. •Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness. •Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex. •Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down" Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that can strike anyone regardless of age, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, or gender. However, depression may go unrecognized by those who have it, their families and friends, and even their physicians. Men, in particular, may be unlikely to admit to depressive symptoms and seek help. But depression in men is not uncommon: Symptoms of depression include: •Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood •Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism •Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness •Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex •Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down" •Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions •Trouble sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping •Appetite and/or weight change •Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts •Restlessness, irritability •Persistent physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain, which do not respond to routine treatment Depression facts •A depressive disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by a sad, blue mood that goes above and beyond normal sadness or grief. •A depressive disorder is a syndrome, meaning a group of symptoms. •Depressive disorders are feature not only negative thoughts, moods, and behaviors but also specific changes in bodily functions (like, eating, sleeping, energy and sexual activity). •One in 10 people will have a depression in their lifetime. •Because depression can lead to self-harm including suicide, it is important to note that one of every 25 suicide attempts results in death. •Some types of depression, especially bipolar depression, run in families. •While there are many social, psychological, and environmental risk factors for developing depression, some are particularly prevalent in one gender or the other, or in particular age or ethnic groups. •There can be some differences in symptoms of depression depending on age, gender, and ethnicity. •Depression is only diagnosed clinically in that there is no laboratory test or X-ray for depression. It is therefore crucial to see a health professional as soon as you notice symptoms of depression in yourself, your friends, or family. •The first step in getting appropriate treatment is a complete physical and psychological evaluation to determine whether the person, in fact, has a depressive disorder. •Depression is not a weakness but a serious illness with biological, psychological, and social aspects to its cause, symptoms, and treatment. A person cannot will it away. Untreated or undertreated, it can worsen or return. •There are many safe and effective medications, particularly the SSRIs, that can be of great help in the treatment of depression. Treatment- A variety of treatments, including medications and short-term psychotherapies (i.e. "talking" therapies), have proven effective for depressive disorders: more than 80 percent of people with a depressive illness improve with appropriate treatment. Not only can treatment lessen the severity of depression, but it may also reduce the duration of the episode and may help prevent additional bouts of depression. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session.
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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.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
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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