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Dr. Ashish Debnath

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Yes doctor. my daughter is in her adolescent age of 13 in class 9th. But please help me that how this problem should not drift in depression .what I am suppose to do to help her. And thanks for answer.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Yes doctor. my daughter is in her adolescent age of 13 in class 9th. But please help me that how this problem should ...
Be a friend to her rather than parent, she will feel secure and help her from going to depression. Check her thyroid and blood haemoglobin levels too. All the best
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(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Anticipation of stress and preparing oneself for anticipated stressful life events prevents anxiety and stress related disorders.
For example: like one prepares for mock tests well ahead in time before the main exam or even spot exams, in a similar way anticipate life stressors. For example, if one is 30yrs old - mid career, anticipate financial stress and plan for it. Anticipate BP or Diabetes in Mid Forties and start changing lifestyle now. Anticipate heart disease and operation in Mid- fifties, anticipate illhealth of other family members, anticipate financial stress about children's education, children leaving home in your sixties, anticipate mobility problems in late 60's and 70's.
Anticipate and prepare for health insurance etc.
Despite all this planning expect any sudden life events. Taking time for yourself - building your skills, exercising, enjoyable hobbies, playing a small role in society and leading a balanced simple life can alleviate lots of stress related illness and anxiety disorders and of course LESS MEDICAL BILLS.

Hello Dr. m taking Himalaya tablets 2 in morning and 2 in evening suggested by psychiatrist becoz m feeling so irritated and lose my temper fast. No one listen what I want no one cares for me. I just don't want to talk to anyone. I want to live alone. M divorce I had one baby boy shit people just use to say that my life is finished now no one remarry me so what's the big deal m also not interested. I am doing loads of work at home and in office 24*7 just want to busy myself just don't want to think anything. When m feeling so tired or like vomiting types then I go to sleep. When anyone talks to me I shout and scolds them. M doing bsc nursing now and m late admission student just a month before my exams and in Oct my exams are held whatever I learn I forgot everything so I feel so irritated then I just keep my books in bag and sleep. Is m getting mad Dr. should I go for mental assilam. My condition is getting worst day by day one of my good friend suggest me to write in Lybrate for what m feeling for what m now many doctors help in this situation so I just go through it. Whatever you suggest I blindly do that pls help me what should I do. M feeling like go for suicide. Waiting for your reply. Thanks and regards.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must learn to love yourself and your life. When you do not like who you are how will anyone else like you? You are indeed unique and there is no one who is going to be like you, ever! You have a problem of self-acceptance, and if I may venture to say may be a rejection issue. This latter may have happened due to an actual rejection which you may have experienced very early in your life. The solution to this is a matter of genuine self-acceptance or self-love. I am not talking about narcissism: this is a genuine love of yourself. It is not based on your appearance alone. You must work on developing yourself in five areas: the physical fitness, emotional fitness, intellectual fitness, social fitness and spiritual fitness. I would also suggest you attend a good personality development program, a speech training course (I suggest the Toastmasters Club), a conversation and elocution course, and to do a personal grooming course too. Education is very good to boost self-confidence, and together with that if you develop socializing skills, you will make it big. Meet with a counselor and ask to be trained in handling emotions, and that will just take you places. Read a lot and meet lots of people, even if you feel too conscious: in time you will get out of this backwardness very well. Do physical fitness exercises regularly. Ultimately, if you believe in God, you will know that you are so precious to Him that no one else’s opinion or acceptance is as important as His. Your life will change phenomenally! All the failures you have had so far is accumulating to convince yourself that you are not acceptable. You may be actually causing all these rejections by behaving in a manner that gets people to reject you. So self-acceptance is the key. You have a son to live for too and if you are not careful you may make him also feel the same over time. Get help from a counsellor and sort​ your life soon.
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Panic Attacks

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Panic Attacks

What is a panic attack?

Panic attack is a sudden onset of intense fear, or terror that occurs without apparent cause. Physical symptoms may include shortness of breath, palpitations or accelerated heart rate, chest pain or discomfort. Psychological symptoms may include a suffocating sensation or a sense of unease and lack of touch with reality. Once you have recognized the symptoms as a panic attack, here are a few techniques you can try:

  • Shift your focus:

Try focusing on a neutral object or person. Try focusing on a colour which relaxes you and focus on it surrounding you. Now try focusing on a silly word or something that makes you laugh. Notice how your focus shifts and how your body responds.

  • Imagine the positive:

Replace a negative state with a more positive one. Imagine a time when you felt confident, safe or calm. Imagine the sounds, tastes, views and feelings of that moment. Now submerge in that moment till your body relaxes.

  • Use these grounding techniques:

Look around you and identify:

  • 5 things you see

  • 4 things you feel

  • 3 things you hear

  • 2 things you smell

  • 1 thing you taste

Deep breathing:

Breathe in for 4 seconds then exhale all the way out. Now breathe in for 6 seconds, then exhale all the way out. Now breathe in for 8 seconds, then exhale all the way. Feel even the smallest muscles relaxing and continue breathing slowly.

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I am gaining weight at a tremendous speed. I am gaining 1 kg weight in 2 days. I am taking a very healthy diet and exercising too, also I have taken some leave from office to avoid stress at work. Despite all these efforts, I am unable to loose weight and it is increasing at high rate. Please suggest any solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am gaining weight at a tremendous speed. I am gaining 1 kg weight in 2 days. I am taking a very healthy diet and ex...
For obesity weight management 1-2 sessions of counselling will change your life style, in counselling counselor can analyze your issues and give you suggestions, counselling sessions can be in-person or audio (phone)/video many people have benefited with counselling and leading better life" it is known truth that counselling is better than medicine"
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How much time does it take to cure puberphonia if continuous speech therapy treatment is taken.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user it varies from patient to patient. Since all about how well practice your guided voice therapy techniques. Equal efforts are required from patient side too. Let me know if it helps thanks.
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I have great anxiety in job situations though I am confident during interviews. I don't know how to get courage in office works. I find difficult to deal with people.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have great anxiety in job situations though I am confident during interviews. I don't know how to get courage in of...
Not everyone who worries a lot has an anxiety disorder. You may be anxious because of an overly demanding schedule, lack of exercise or sleep, pressure at home or work, or even from too much coffee. The bottom line is that if your lifestyle is unhealthy and stressful, you’re more likely to feel anxious—whether or not you actually have an anxiety disorder. So if you feel like you worry too much, take some time to evaluate how well you’re caring for yourself. Do you make time each day for relaxation and fun? Are you getting the emotional support you need? Are you taking care of your body? Are you overloaded with responsibilities? Do you ask for help when you need it? If your stress levels are through the roof, think about how you can bring your life back into balance. There may be responsibilities you can give up, turn down, or delegate to others. If you’re feeling isolated or unsupported, find someone you trust to confide in. Just talking about your worries can make them seem less frightening. Take care of yourself Connect with others. Loneliness and isolation set the stage for anxiety. Decrease your vulnerability by reaching out to others. Make it a point to see friends, join a self-help or support group, or share your worries and concerns with a trusted loved one. Practice relaxation techniques. When practiced regularly, relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing can reduce anxiety symptoms and increase feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being. Exercise regularly. Exercise is a natural stress buster and anxiety reliever. To achieve the maximum benefit, aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on most days. Get enough sleep. A lack of sleep can exacerbate anxious thoughts and feelings, so try to get seven to nine hours of quality sleep a night. If you struggle with sleep, adopting smart sleep habits can make a big difference. Be smart about caffeine and alcohol. If you struggle with anxiety, you may want to consider reducing your caffeine intake or cutting it out completely. Same with alcohol, which can make anxiety worse. Train your brain to stay calm. Worrying is a mental habit you can learn how to break. Strategies such as creating a worry period, challenging anxious thoughts, and learning to accept uncertainty can significantly reduce anxiety and fear.
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I get tensed very quickly. Then headache starts. And I start feeling dizzy. What is the solution?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
I get tensed very quickly. Then headache starts. And I start feeling dizzy. What is the solution?
Hello lybrate user. You have not mentioned about the issues for which you get tensed easily. But in general at your age there is a lot of performance pressure and expectations which may build stress if not handled appropriately. You may need to work on some of your coping skills so as to deal with difficult situations. You may get in touch to learn a few. All the best.
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Sir stress and anxiety my male hormone is less some time good erection and some time erection not come please consult ayurvedic medicine for increase male hormone.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir stress and anxiety my male hormone is less some time good erection and some time erection not come please consult...
Hi lybrate-user, it could probably due to stress, do exercise dialy one hour to beat stress, eat healthy more green leafy vegetables, walnuts, fish etc and consult a psychologist for psychological management.
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Hi I am 33 years old, DOM -12/2009, in starting days me and my wife were enjoying the sexual life, but after delivery my wife having Zero interest in sex. I am very upset when ever I request her, she refuse it. After so many times if I request her, she agree, now I am very quickly discharge also. I am shame on very self also. Some time I thought I kill my self due to frustration. I having a son his age is 2+. Please advice me what should I do. I am very depress.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi I am 33 years old, DOM -12/2009, in starting days me and my wife were enjoying the sexual life, but after delivery...
Some women may get put off by sex after a delivery. You need to be gentle with her and gradually coax her back into sexual union. Anyway since you have probably harassed her and she has finally agreed, I hope it is a permanent solution. If not please visit a marriage counselor and get some help. That person may recommend a sexologist, if necessary. I still advise you to be gentle with her and gradually induce the sexual desire by simple physical contact but approaching the erogenous zones very subtly. If done with unhurried and soft stroking she could be seduced back to those hey days early in your marriage. You can also openly discuss what is happening with her, and discuss these matters with the counselor too. Your discharge will be premature because of the long and forced abstinence but if you do it a second time soon, there will be a delayed discharge and orgasm. Now I do you know, if your wife has ever experienced orgasm, ever? I strongly suspect that she may not have and that she may have been brought many times to that tipping point but left high and dry because you have already had yours by that time! the reason I say this is that if she had, she would have wanted it more and may not have gone off of sex so easily. Now with your early ejaculation, she may never experience sufficient gratification. This is something for you to explore with a sexologist and learn some skillful means of bringing her close to and satisfying her till orgasmic fulfillment. You will have a different spouse altogether, in my opinion. So if you are ashamed for whatever reason, then this is something that will bring a huge blessing to your relationship with your wife to both your satisfaction. If you want to kill yourself for this reason without knowing all the facts, you are certainly not acting like an educated person. Take my advice and go fulfill her and do justice to meet her needs in all respects but especially in the sexual arena! you will want to live much longer with the fine times that are guaranteed ahead!
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. Actually problem is that she loves one guy. He also love her. But he had a past and sometimes he miss his ex. what should i do to improve relationship

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
Dear lybrate user. Always give weight age to present than past. The relationship with ex should be forgotten. I suggest counselling. Take care.
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I think I have an anxiety disorder because when ever I interact with person in person my heart beats fasts and some kind of sensation in my whole body occur, I want to get rid of it how can i, pls help.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
I think I have an anxiety disorder because when ever I interact with person in person my heart beats fasts and some k...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, Feeling anxious, developing palpitations, and not feeling comfortable while talking to someone or in social situations is suggestive of social anxiety disorder. However, more details would be required in order to reach a definitive diagnosis. You should consider seeking a psychiatric consultation and get yourself completely evaluated. Social anxiety disorder is a treatable disorder and treatment with medications and cognitive behaviour therapy will help you get better. Best wishes.
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I'm 21 ,away from home. 63 kg And 5.3 ft I'm a Pure Vegetarian and no smoking No Drugs or Drinks not even Soft drinks. I'm facing a Problem with my erection from last one month. I'm not sure it's ED or Anxiety, but I was worried about my dick Size Since it's Just 5.5 while erection. And I'm facing a Starting stuck while peeing now. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
I'm 21 ,away from home. 63 kg And 5.3 ft I'm a Pure Vegetarian and no smoking No Drugs or Drinks not even Soft drinks...
hello eraction problem is that when you are excited and penis is not reacted properly and 5.5 size is not so low you should eat almond at morning time with milk further consult
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Anxiety Disorder - An Ayurvedic Aspect

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Anxiety Disorder - An Ayurvedic Aspect
Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) patients suffer from excessive, unrealistic worry that lasts through six months or more; the issues could be health, money, career problems, or just about anything. Its symptoms could include trembling, muscular aches, insomnia/sleep disorders, abdominal upsets, dizziness, irritability and poor concentration.

The various biological, psychological, and social factors that may cause Anxiety Disorder include: Heredity, Brain chemistry, Personality and Life experiences.



Sleep disturbances


Dry mouth

Feeling of panic, fear & uneasiness

Cold or sweaty extremities

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda, which takes a comprehensive view of an individual's physical, emotional and spiritual conditions, attributes anxiety disorder symptoms to aggravated prana vata, a subsidiary of vata dosha which is associated with worry, anxiety and depression. Prana vata weakens the nervous system and triggers mental imbalance. It also weakens the neuro-hormonal system and nerve impulses. Ayurvedic treatment of anxiety disorder would involve curbing aggravated prana vata and increasing sattva guna, which envisages a stable and peaceful mind through self-realization and self-control, and appropriate changes in diet and lifestyle.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice

Fresh fruits, fruit juices, vegetables (raw or cooked or boiled), vegetable juices, sprouts, nuts, dry fruits, honey, milk, ghee, fresh butter, and buttermilk are the best to increase sattva and enrich the mind. Try to cut down, or if possible stop, the use of black tea, coffee, white flour products, chocolates, white sugar products, deep fried foods, hot spices, meat, fish, and eggs. Such restrictions benefit in anxiety disorders.

Breathing exercises: Mind has a very close relation with breathing. A person has short and shallow breathing when anxious or stressed and has deep breathing when relaxed and happy. Next time you become stressed, watch your breathing. Try to slow it down. Take a relaxed position and breathe deep using the abdomen muscles. Let the diaphragm expand while breathing in, and contract while breathing out. This will immediately relax you and reduce anxiety attacks. Exercise, meditation, relaxation techniques and Yoga postures are also recommended.

Home Remedies

Take grated fresh coconut 10g, paste of 2-3 almonds (soaked for 6 to 7 hours and peeled), powdered fennel seeds 5g , black pepper powder 2g, and powdered rock candy or raw sugar 20g. Mix all the ingredients and drink with saffron milk. To prepare saffron milk, soak 5 to 6 threads of saffron in one teaspoon of milk for 5 to 6 hours. Chew well and eat.

Have 1 teaspoonful of licorice root powder with water empty stomach in the morning. This is mentioned as a medhya rasayana in Ayurveda i.e. a mind rejuvenator.

Add some fresh rose petals in a cup of boiling water. Keep it aside till it is lukewarm. Add ½ teaspoonful of sugar to it and have this twice a day. This is a good drink to uplift mood.

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I am constantly experiencing vivid hallucinations which often consists of encounter with celestial beings like fairies etc. What type of psychological disorder is this. Please throw some light on the matter in detail. I am experiencing vivid auditory, visionary and sensory hallucinations. Please enlighten me on this serious matter.

General Physician, Mumbai
I am constantly experiencing vivid hallucinations which often consists of encounter with celestial beings like fairie...
One of the reasons for hallucinations is psychotic disorder, but keep mind healthy, Simply drink cow's milk in night about 2 hours after dinner three times in a week strictly. Keep your mind busy in reading, studies or services which are constructive. Do take multivitamin tablet like Becozinc two or three times in a week after food. Keep discipline in eating, rest and work timings. Make it a point to do meditation of any genuine process, preferably transcendental meditation. Pl establish your divinity by chanting any Names of God Who you have faith in. Be tolerant and have patience. Pl see" For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy. And also" From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the Self. Hope this helps.
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Anxiety Disorders

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDPC, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Certified NLP Expert (California, USA), MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Here are Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Hello, everyone, I am Dr. Sudeshna Biswas senior consultant neuron-psychiatrist attached with Fortis C-DOC Hospital Nehru place and have my own clinic at CR Park. Today we are going to discuss a very common issue Anxiety. Now the moment we hear the word anxiety many questions come to our mind. What is anxiety? How do we know that we are suffering any kind of anxiety disorder? And how do we know that we have to seek any professional help? Does any age group or any sex acceptable to this disorder? So, so many questions come to our mind? So let’s try to find out the answers of these questions?

So now let’s begin with what is anxiety? Anxiety is nothing but Anxiousness in a stressful situation. Now when anxiety becomes overwhelming or starts interfering day to day life that is what anxiety disorder is. So let’s just try to find out what are the symptoms of anxiety disorders so you can detect the symptoms of anxiety disorder of it is there with you at the earliest.

  • Now there are two groups of anxiety disorders. The first group, we call it emotional symptoms, the second group is a physical symptom. Now emotional symptom could be in the form of apprehension, restlessness, reduction in the concentration, difficulty in retaining things in your mind that are memory loss. Physical symptoms could be in the form of increased heart rate or a feeling of palpitation, shortness of breath or a stomach upset, numbness in hands and legs, pains in hand and legs, headache, shivering, tremor and some more.

After knowing the symptoms of anxiety disorder let’s talk about what are the types of anxiety disorders?

  • Now there are many types of anxiety disorders. I would try to brief few of them. One could be a generalized anxiety disorder. In this generalized anxiety disorder, people have various reasons to feel anxious throughout the day, many thought keeps on coming into their minds of a different variety. Usually, when these symptoms are lasting for at least six months of duration people are considered to be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder.
  • There is one more disorder we call obsessive compulsive disorder. In this disorder, people might have frequent washing or checking habits. Once single thoughts which is not acceptable to them coming to their mind again and again. Now again if these thoughts are there for two weeks duration they might be suffering from an obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Some other disorders are there like we call it phobia is nothing but a fear of a particular substance. It could be in the form of fear of heights, fear of crowded spaces, examination phobia which is very common among the children.
  • Similar kind of other disorders includes social anxiety disorder. In this people have an anxiety of social situations. People become scared that other people are looking at them, probably criticizing them. They have a problem of public speaking etc. So this is one we call it social anxiety disorder.
  • Now few others are post-traumatic stress disorder. In this disorder people might have the anxiety symptoms after a big stress in their life, could be Tsunami for example.
  • Another type is called panic disorder. In this all the symptoms which are mentioned in physical symptoms, they usually happen for a short duration and people have the feeling that they are going to die the next moment.

So these are all, in short, the different types of anxiety disorder. We would just come straight away towards the treatment.

Treatment could be medicinal or therapeutic. There is various type of medicines available for such kind of disorder. Therapies are there like relaxation therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies and behavioral therapy and many others. So my request to all the viewers would be that please detect your problem at the earliest and seek the help of your near professional because this is a problem that definitely has a solution.

So now to end up if you need my help you can directly come to me by taking the appointment or you can use the app which is Lybrate which is a very good app in your mobile or you can just contact me through lybrate and seek up the appointment. Thank you very much. Stay well.


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Hi I am 22 years old suffering from depression for the last 1 year actually I do not know what I am suffering from neither my doctors are not telling me I just heard from some where else that I am suffering from depression psychiatrist prescribed me zosert 50 mg, lonazep and zolnap tablets having been these tablets is not making me well I spoke t0 psychiatrist about it but psychiatrist asked me to take these tablets for 2 years more I get angry with myself that I am not getting sometimes I feel I will never get alright like a normal person is it I am going to be alright ? What should I do now ?is it a depression or something else ?

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hi I am 22 years old suffering from depression for the last 1 year actually I do not know what I am suffering from ne...
Dear lybrate-user, sorry about your struggles. I would say that everything is possible if we desire. I understand you want to get better without medicines, are you open to taking cognitive behaviour therapy, I don't think your situation is too bad to be on medication. You should be able to respond to psychotherapy without medicines. I am willing to help and walk with you in this process. Regards.
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