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Mr. Varun Srivastava

MPHIL- Psychologist

Psychologist, Indore

2 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Mr. Varun Srivastava MPHIL- Psychologist Psychologist, Indore
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Mr. Varun Srivastava is one of the best Psychologists in MR 10 Road, Indore. He has been a practicing Psychologist for 2 years. He has completed MPHIL- Psychologist . He is currently associated with Varun Srivastava in MR 10 Road, Indore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Mr. Varun Srivastava on has a number of highly qualified Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 34 years of experience on Find the best Psychologists online in Indore. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am taking antidepressant since 5 years. How long should I need it. When I stopped to take it under the advice of my psychiatrist I was depressed.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am taking antidepressant since 5 years. How long should I need it. When I stopped to take it under the advice of my...
I am glad that you followed the doctor's advise even though it did not work. Even so you can still pick up the pieces and start afresh. My advice is for to seek counseling in tandem with the medication. It is grossly inadequate to rely on medication alone. Counseling will teach you a lot of coping skills and techniques to manage the daily challenges of life. This is a passive way to hope for recovery. You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. Then, if you go episode-free for three years under the combination of medicine and therapy, you could initiate weaning off of the medication gradually and under strict monitoring of the psychiatrist. But it is never too late, and now you have a clear agenda and time plan to resolve the depression. In the meantime please do the following: When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, 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 yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Be prayerful too and trust that God will intervene too. Do not worry about your colleagues’ progress. You have been handicapped by this disease and your belief system due to this disease. Now go out there and win your battle: nothing is too late in life.
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I have forgot problem small small thing generally I forgot what should I have to do? Please advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. 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 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better 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 junk food.
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Hello Doctor, I am suffering from Gastric problem since last 7-8 years. I have done Ayurveda, Homeopathic and Allopathic treatment but I am not getting cured from this disease. Now, I am on Allopathic treatment, because though it is not cured but getting some relief. While doing Ayurveda or Homeopathic treatment also I had to take Allopathic medicines. Because it gets worst, so to get immediate relief I had to take allopathic medicine. What I have experienced that here in Puri, Odisha, where I am leaving, I believe that I am not getting proper treatment of neither Ayurveda or Homeopathic. Further, I am also having Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So, please guide me what to do and what treatment should I follow. With kind regards,

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
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I am suffering from Gastric problem since last 7-8 years. I have done Ayurveda, Homeopathic and Allopat...
The gastric complaints you are describing appear to be a part of Irritable bowel syndrome which is more of a anxiety related psychiatric condition with gastrointestinal symptoms. You need to consult a psychiatrist with regular follow up and proper medication compliance. Medications such as SSRIs are usually beneficial in these cases. Alongwith you also need to maintain a good lifestyle consisting of adequate physical activity, abstinence from alcohol or smoking etc and a balanced high fibre diet.
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I have negative thinking and depression problem. I always feel I'm not correct in all matters.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I have negative thinking and depression problem.
I always feel I'm not correct in all matters.
Negative thinking is a part of depression itself. So is feeling of being wrong in everything. If you have been having this feeling of sadness of mood and depression for a long time then you should not hesitate to consult a psychiatrist and consider treatment in form of medicines and counseling. Depression occurs in almost 8-12 % of people and is a treatable disorder.
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I'm 34 year female. Bp of both side are up and stress in my mind. And head moves and I take domstal tab. Also. please advice me.

General Physician, Cuttack
I'm 34 year female. Bp of both side are up and stress in my mind. And head moves and I take domstal tab. Also. please...
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes every day 2. Reduce your weight if overweight 3. Reduce salt intake 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, junk saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, 6. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 7. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise 8. Monitor your bp regularly and consult physician for treatment.
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Hello, This friend of mine shared to me that she was child abused as a kid and then she shares that she has been into multiple relations and is interested sexual activities. I have heard somewhere that these can be co-related. She doesn't want to consult anyone or share this to anyone. Please let me know if this is a problem interlinked and how to deal with it. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This friend of mine shared to me that she was child abused as a kid and then she shares that she has been into...
You cannot realistically help her unless you have some professional abilities. Please guide her to a competent counselor and that person will tell you how to help her in a supportive capacity. Besides, this is such a personal; matter that I should not be sharing with you the nature of the connection between her current behavior and the past contributions. So, kindly bear with me that this kind of information cannot be divulged to a third person for practical reasons.
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Sir my age is 23. I was hyperactive since childhood and was good in studies. Then I developed attention disorder which I think might be was because of having lot of knowledge about different subjects. Then I developed a knack of repeating things while studying and failing to get placed caused I think depression which led to insomnia. Then I took stress about this and even after engaging in regular jogging I failed to improve my insomnia. Now it has taken a toll on my brain as well as heart as I am always ruminating about these situations. Not able to study and enjoy even seconds of happiness. I have a back pain too which I suspect may be cause of my insomnia. I do not know what to do kindly help as I now have financial constraints too. I am staying at delhi.

Homeopath, Chennai
Sir my age is 23. I was hyperactive since childhood and was good in studies. Then I developed attention disorder whic...
Homeopathic remedies can assist people who want to work on their emotional, mental and spiritual growth and development. The remedies can help people who strive to achieve a more positive mindset and a feeling of well being. Negative moods, thoughts and actions can bring about imbalances. Personality traits, such as impatience, fear, depression, bitterness, lack of self-confidence or motivation affect a person’s vitality and can adversely affect health. Homeopathic remedies do not profoundly change the personality of the individual. It is individual differences which make life so rich. Homeopathic remedies help to restore balance within the personality. For example, a chronic worrier can become an occasional worrier, a highly critical and judgmental person can become more tolerant, and a person with a poor self-image can gain more self-confidence. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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Anger - How To Manage It?

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Anger - How To Manage It?

Anger is among the gamut of emotions we exhibit as a reaction to a situation, and it is a 'normal' emotion too as long as it is kept under control. Some people have the propensity to explode when pushed to the extreme. They keep swallowing their emotions until they can finally do it no more, and erupt like a volcano. Others dealing with extreme anger are like a ticking time bomb. You'll never know what you unwittingly say or do can trigger an explosion. In either case, anger that cannot be controlled comes with a physical reaction.

Your heart beats faster preparing you for both action and reaction. Your breathing quickens. You may clench your fist, tighten your shoulders and go into a defensive position. The problem arises out of the fact that it is almost impossible to feel anger and empathy at the same time. An angry person is seldom sensitive to the well being of his victim, and hence may lash out verbally and sometimes physically. Such things done in the heat of the moment mostly leaves us with regrets. So here are a few ways to deal with extreme anger.

  1. Acknowledge it: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. The fundamental problem here is that people believe they are on the right track and refuse to budge from their views. It is essential to realize that this step is not about deciding whether you are right or wrong, but acknowledging the fact that your reaction to the situation can be channeled in a better way. When getting someone to acknowledge their anger problem, be careful as to not use negative words like wrong, false and shouldn't. Instead, influence with positive words like can and should. Instead of saying 'You are wrong to react like this', you can say, 'I understand what you are feeling. Is there a way we can resolve this situation?'
  2. Recognize the signs: Once you know that your problems exist, you can try devising ways that will work for you in dealing with the situation. You can count to 10 to calm yourself or simply decide to not speak until you can calm yourself. Knowing that you may enter into an argument in a situation, you can list down the points that you feel strongly about and discuss each of them one by one. Working your way through a finite list gives a better opportunity to reach closure at the end.
  3. Find ways to let it go: Not all arguments end in closure. A lot of unsaid justifications cloud our mind repeatedly leaving us seething from the inside. Research has shown that the neurological anger response lasts less than two seconds. Beyond that it takes a strong will to stay angry. Once you realize how much your anger is consuming your mind, decide to free your mind with meditation and other calming exercises. Tell yourself that some people and issues simply don't deserve your anger, emotion, reaction or time.

If you or someone you know is suffering from anger management issues, consult a doctor today.

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I am female 29 years I am facing problem of anger. I get angry and irritate very often I feel like so many people are trying to take away my happiness and want to show me inferior how to tackle my anger and situation thnx.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user There can be many reasons for anger and irritability, the best way to understand if there are any underlying cause for it will be to consult a professional. Meanwhile you can incorporate some basic activities like listening to soothing music, exercising at least for minimum 20 mins daily, doing basic breathing exercises, walking for 10 mins everyday and a healthy diet. All of this will certainly calm you down but won't totally eliminate the issue. So please consult someone and take help for it. All the best!
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My memory power is weak. Class topic I have to remember. And my friends learn in class only. How to improve it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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
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I'm 30 years of age. I have been noticing that I forget things very easily now a days. It's bit difficult to grasp new knowledge. Is it memory issue or something else? I am quick learner person. Please suggest some remedy for this problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
At your age it is most likely that it is something else.It can be due to stress or overwork.Just follow a strict routine in your life style and avoid undue stress.Start doing a 30 min brisk morning walk and BRAMARI PRANAYAM for 10 minutes.It will help you.
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My father is suffering from memory loss from time to time. He is forgetting everything that happened for the past 5 years. This happens especially after a head bath. He is suffering from giddiness during that time. After which he recovers completely and able to remember everything. Can this be relevant to something that happened 5 years ago or because of a head injury. He doesn't remember having any major head injury or concussion.

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
Hello .lybrate-user. Your father compliance definitely improve. You must start homeopathy treatment for him. Start with natrum sulp 200 2 dose weekly. For 3 week yo continued with same medicine with it you also give Kali phos 6 X 3-3-3 .means 3 tablets 3 time in luck warm water. After a 15 days you consultant privately.
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How to enhance the memory power and once a person follows that course then the enhancement power should last longer.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take Saraswtharista 2 tsf twice daily mixed with equal quantity of water and cap. Memorin 1 cap twice daily for 4-6 months continuously.
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Learn how to leave alcohol habit

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra



The chronic alcoholic first of all must make a firm resolve stop drinking. One should abstain from alcohol all at once for the habit cannot be got rid of in gradual stages.

The most effective way to treat alcoholism is to build the body's nutritional integrity so as to prevent craving for stimulants like drinks. The patients should be put on a cleansing juice fast for at least 10 days in the beginning. During this period, he should have the juice of an orange every two hours from 8 am. To 8 pm. The juice may be diluted with warm water if desired. If orange juice does not agree, grapes juices may be taken. Each day while fasting, bowels should be cleansed of effete and poisonous matter thrown off by the self- cleansing process set up by the body. This can be achieved by warm water enema.

During the juice fast, the patient will usually feel no craving for alcohol. This will a good 10-day start towards breaking the drinking habit and would help remove not only the physical dependence but also the psychological factors. After the initial fast on juices, the optimum diet of vital nutrients is essential. Such a diet should consist of whole grains, cereals, nuts, seeds and sprouts, fresh fruits and vegetable.

It is advisable that in the beginning of the treatment, the patient is given a suitable substitute to relieve the craving if and when such a craving occurs. The best substitute drink for alcohol is a glass of fresh fruit juice, sweetened with honey if desired. In the alternative, wholesome candy may be taken. The patient should always have easily available juice, candy or other snacks to be taken between meals if he feels a craving for a stimulant.

All refined foods such as sugar, white rice, macaroni products and white flour and meat should be avoided. The patient should eat several small, meals a day in preference to two or three large once and avoid strong condiments such as pepper, mustard and chilly. He should not smoke as this will only increase his desire for alcohol.

Apples are considered valuable in the treatment of alcoholism as there, use removes intoxication and reduces the craving for wines and other intoxication liquors. The raw celery juice is also considered useful. It has a sobering effect and is an antidote to alcohol.

In addition to proper nutrition, plenty of rest and outdoor exercise are necessary. The healthy condition of the appetite center, which controls the craving for alcohol is improved by exercise. Yogic asans for general health such as padmasan, vajrasan, vakrasan, paschimotanasan, yoga mudra, bhujangasan, halasan and shalabhasana, and yogic kriyas like jalneti, kunjal and simple pranayamas like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, shitali and sitkari will be beneficial.

Copious drinking of water, hot fomentations on the stomach and abdomen with a wet girdle pack between application are also effective water treatments for alcoholism.

And finally, it will be advisable to follow the ten commandments to prevent alcoholism. These are:

Never drink when you 'need one':

Sip slowly;

Space your drinks, taking a second drink 30 minutes after the first and a third an hour after the second; dilute your alcohol;

Keep an accurate and truthful record of the amount and number of drinks you take;

Never conceal the amount of alcohol you drink;

Do not drink on an empty stomach;

Stop drinking on 'signal' (signals are lunch, dinner, fatigue, sex stimulation, boredom, frustration and bedtime);

Make it a rule never to take a drink to escape discomfort-either physical or mental; and never, never take a drink in the morning thinking it will cure a hangover.

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I have a hoarse voice aftr my puberty. How can I correct it? I want to b a singer.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Thats your natural voice, all male voice breaks after puberty, you have to meet some singer and find if your voice and singing capacity shows the aptitude for becoming one, if not leave and do something else.
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I am 23 years old male, I am a medical student Sir my mind is foggy, I am not able to think clearly ,I am very forgetful, I sleep more during daytime, I cannot grasp things quickly, it takes a lot of time, my problem started 4 years ago after I drunk whiskey for the first time in my life, from then onwards my mind was foggy and slowed down, my academics started to suffer ,I started skipping work, studies ,i have taken lot of antidepressants from time to time but it doesn't help, I cannot concentrate on books, I am very confused, I am less attentive to things going around, I find difficulty in driving car, it takes lot of mental effort, I have social phobia, I fear going out of home, I like to do everything at home. From last 4 years I have felt the same ,my mental ability doesn't improve anytime during these 4 years, I am worried if I have developed permanent mental disability or dementia like thing, one more thing when I go to a place I cannot think of routes which I have to take to reach that place For example I have to go to my friends house which is far away, I forget or I am just confused about how to go there ,my mind cannot make up the whole route which I have to take to reach that place, but finally I get there, but it takes lot of mental effort, Another thing which I want to tell you is whenever I watch a movie, I cannot comprehend it fully, I take more time in understanding the concept of movie .my thinking ability has slowed down. Please help! Thanks Yours sincerely

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am 23 years old male, I am a medical student
Sir my mind is foggy, I am not able to think clearly ,I am very forget...
Hi there ~ Thank you for the detailed description of your problems. It certainly is a fact that many students react to stress the way that you are reacting if the work they have on hand is more than what one can handle. Everyone is different and so are you. It seems like you continue to point fingers at the first drink of alcohol that you had to have been the source of your problems. I strongly believe that you are not probably right in saying so about yourself. I can suggest many techniques for you to be able to perform better, however I also believe that medication management is what you need to deal with your problem of poor concentration. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I feel depressed from last few months. I have some family problem. I feel very lonely n nobody love n care me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I feel depressed from last few months. I have some family problem. I feel very lonely n nobody love n care me.
U need to work on your preferences and your wishes, balancing them with your daily responsibilities. Discuss with your spouse the same, if needed consult a family counsellor. All the best.
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We have severe family problem,which had affected mentally as well as physically each and every one of us but now it's almost solved.but my mother doesn't listen to us she doesn't like to eat anything and also doesn't consult a doctor what to do in such situation?...

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Children old and monkeys are alike in many ways go with love taming and compassion. you will succeed with mother once you apply compassion reason out with not force issues
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