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Dr. Geetika Chatterjee

Psychologist, Kolkata

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Dr. Geetika Chatterjee is one of the best Psychologists in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. She is currently associated with Sri Aravindo Sevakendra in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Geetika Chatterjee and consult privately on has top trusted Psychologists from across India. You will find Psychologists with more than 42 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Kolkata and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Hello doctor. i Am in relationship with a guy since 2 yrs. I love him soo much. Now he's not finding time for me in the event of his career building. I am feeling depressed. I want to overcome dis and also help him concentrate on his career. What to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor.  i Am in relationship with a guy since 2 yrs. I love him soo much. Now he's not finding time for me in ...
If the career building is true, then you must give him the space and let him develop that. His career is very important and it will take a short time to sort that out. If he is using this as an excuse, then only there is a concern: is he, for example, avoiding you in this guise? Trust is an important element in a relationship. Give him time and see how it all works out. If there is any element of doubt, you may have to take a call or he may already have done that. Never be too clingy in your relationship either: he may take advantage and even exploit the relationship through gamey ways.
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My wife has been feeling that something is moving in her body from her mouth to leg. That unknown thing is not paining but her concentration going loss. Due to which she feels weakness and laziness so much. She do not wish to do any work and always prefer to lay on bed. Also, she's going hyper and frustrated on small things, she forgets small small things and taking so much time to remember. When these problem has started she even not taking care of herself. Her face freshness has gone away, also facing hairfall problem. She is been going in depression now. I had visited so many Dr. but they have been told that is only acidity/ hyper acidity. Also completed all types of medicine course but still she is been not getting recover. Pls help me on this.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
My wife has been feeling that something is moving in her body from her mouth to leg. That unknown thing is not painin...
It happens due to dissatisfaction in the matters of life and relationships with you and her children. Please make it a point to spend quality couple time with her and let her feel comfortable. No need to prove that she is feeling wrong. Also if needed make a direct contact with an expert in relationship and Psychotherapist for having an open interaction, guidance, support and Psychotherapy if needed. If severity is more then even medicines can be advised. One to one meeting with expert either online or in person, either me or anyone nearby would work wonders.
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Hello. I am feeling inferiority complex first I thought it is my lack of confidence but now I realise that it is my inferiority complex make my career in dangerous situation

Post Graduate DIploma in Acupuncture, Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Coimbatore
Every individual has his/her own strength and capability to do different things in different fields. Try to find out your strength and work on it. Its a good thing that you have started to analyse yourself and found out your problem. Now its time to sort it out. Start fixing a small goals which u can achieve easily. Then slowly raise up your goals to different level. Comparing ourselves with others can not solve the problems. People with whom you are comparing will also have problems which are invisible to you. So just forget about others and move forward in your own way. First our ambition should be to achieve happiness. Then you can win anything you want. All the best.
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I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?
In your age group it is normal. See to it that you keep these thoughts under control. Muster up courage and build strong will power.
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Hi, I am facing severe headache when I am sitting idle, when I am concentrating on work I am not facing any issues. please suggest for any tests.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi, I am facing severe headache when I am sitting idle, when I am concentrating on work I am not facing any issues. p...
You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) It may be due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise Get checked your eyes for refractive errors I can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult me for further management
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How to Stop Mild Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How to Stop Mild Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

Obsessive compulsive behaviour is form of anxiety disorder in which unreasonable thoughts and fears, which are obsessions that lead one to do repetitive compulsive behaviour. Root causes of obsessive compulsiveness are complex and often deep seated. The underlying emotional states may include the fear of unknown, not being in control, negative outcomes, failure, rejection, shame, annihilation or embarrassment

You can eliminate mild obsessive compulsion easily, whereas, severe obsessive compulsiveness, require support of medical and mental health professionals.

When you start pondering or obsessing over an activity, you must try to stop the negative pattern, and provide control and security. A good anchor code stops an obsessive thought pattern and provides fact-based security for new action. One can get it under control and recover from it, however at the present, there is no cure. It is a potential that will always be there in the background, even when one's life is no longer affected by it.

The treatment for obsessive compulsive behaviour depends on the how much the condition is affecting the daily life of the person. There are two main treatments, firstly cognitive behavioural therapy, which involves graded exposure and response prevention and the second being medication. The cognitive behaviour therapy emboldens one to face one's fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without neutralising them with compulsions. In second case, treatment is by medication to control one's symptoms by altering the balance of chemicals in brain.

Obsessive compulsive behaviour that has a relatively minor impact on one's daily life is usually treated with a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy involves exposure and response prevention that is used to help people with all severities. People with mild to moderate behaviour usually need about 10 hours of therapist treatment, combined with exercises to be done at home between sessions. Those with moderate to severe symptoms may need a more intensive course of therapy that lasts longer than 10 hours.

During the sessions, one works with therapist to break down the problems into their separate parts like physical feelings, thoughts and actions. The therapist encourages you to face your fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without putting them right. It requires motivation and one should start with situations that cause the least anxiety first. These exposure exercises need to take place many times a day, and need to be done for one to two hours without engaging in compulsions to undo them. People with Obsessive compulsive behaviour find that when they confront their anxiety without carrying the compulsion, the anxiety goes away. Each time, the chances of anxiety reduces and last for a shorter period of time. 

Once you have one exposure task, you can move on to a more difficult task, until you have overcome all of the situations that make you anxious.  It is important to remember it can take several months before a treatment has a noticeable effect. It is extremely vital to remember that no one is perfect, nor can anyone recover perfectly.  Even in well maintained recoveries, people can occasionally mess up and forget what they are supposed to be doing.

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What is the reason behind anxiety, depression? I am going through this from last 6 years it getting worst now. My skin, hair, energy level got affected cause of this? Please let me know how to get out of this.

What is the reason behind anxiety, depression? I am going through this from last 6 years it getting worst now. My ski...
Dear Mr Swapnil....Try Biochemic KALI PHOS 6X tablets for your anxiety....Take 4 tablets thrice daily
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My colleague is 35 years old and currently he is having anxiety issues. He gets irritated easily and also looks sad and down a lot. He doesn't seem to enjoy activities he liked earlier. He also complains of regular headaches now. I think he has some financial issues. What should be done?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My colleague is 35 years old and currently he is having anxiety issues. He gets irritated easily and also looks sad a...
He has to seek a psychiatrist helped. He may be having both depression and anxiety secondary to external stressors. Which can be addressed very well. All the best.
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My memory is deteriorating. Pls suggest me effective solution as soon as possible so I can concentrate for my final exam.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1.Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2.Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice.Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3.Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4.Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient.Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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How can we increase our concentration while studying, playing by using the meditation. Which can help us to be sharp and intelligent. Please help. I want to improve my marks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Do not use any medicines for improving concentration due to their side effects. 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 Study Notes 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: Flashcards Using Flashcards is 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: Organising Your Study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a study timetable gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational. ExamTime has a free Study Planner tool which makes organising your study extremely easy. 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. That is why ExamTime’s tools allow you to add images. ExamTime’s tools are geared towards helping different types of learners as visual learning is often overlooked in classrooms, which are more text or aural based.
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My mother is 82 yrs. In 1999 she suffered a femur bone fracture. And since then she confined herself mostly to indoor household chores. My father passed away 6 yrs ago. But for the past 1yr she barely moves out of bed, does nt want to get up. In short she has lost her interest in everything. There is also a difficulty in memory.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Solapur
What is fracture like, is it neck femur orf shaft of femur? if it is neck femur if she is fit then get operated or under local also can be operated.
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I think of nude girls mustbate often and it decreases stress in my body I am afraid weather it will disturb or cause any deficiency in future for me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I think of nude girls mustbate often and it decreases stress in my body I am afraid weather it will disturb or cause ...
Masturbation is a natural physical function -" as natural as going to the bathroom or breathing air, mens always fantasise nude girls during masturbation, otherwise they can't. It will not cause any kind of efficiency. But if masturbation becomes a severe compulsion then it has to be controlled.
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Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.


  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended.

Related Tip: "5 Signs That You Or Your Loved One May Have Bi Polar Disorder"

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I think about every matter so deep that sometimes I get mentally upset. I've been talking medicines of blood pressure, and sleep. I have become dependent on them. Nobody can think even that im mentality challenged. I do my job also. What should I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I think about every matter so deep that sometimes I get mentally upset. I've been talking medicines of blood pressure...
Engage yourself fully in studies, hobbies, social work, creative activities and games to have a balanced life. You have to restore the mental balance, get rid of the stress and produce some endorphins by vigorous physical exercise like jogging and gym. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this, which acts internally without adverse effects. The medicines will improve health and prevent the tendency. Take nux vomica 200 once daily in the evening for 7 days and give feedback.
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Me apne aap ko leke tens hu me boht kuch krna chahti hu lekin mujse ho nhi pata or mera mind boht sochta h pura din aesi waist ho jata h .muje aisa lgta h jese mere mind ko kisi ne bhand diya ho. During study I always fel sleepy. Or mera exam me bilkul b man nhi krta pdhne ka .so wat should I do to concentart properly towards my study.

General Physician, Jalgaon
Me apne aap ko leke tens hu me boht kuch krna chahti hu lekin mujse ho nhi pata or mera mind boht sochta h pura din a...
Please Do meditation regularly Do pranayam and yoga daily Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, rice Take Tab prothiaden 15 1 at nt Re Consult if needed.
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Doctor I have fear and caught stand in a public. i have a feeling that all people are looking at me and laughing on me. I have no confidence in me thinking that all I am doing is wrong. What should I do?

Psychologist, Delhi
Doctor I have fear and caught stand in a public. i have a feeling that all people are looking at me and laughing on m...
Due to various reasons many people faces this type of problem and as much you will think about this topic you will feel more nervousness and anxiety ,just consider one thing that no one is perfect in this world, every one has some weakness although the weakness can be of different types such as you are feeling nervousness in front of peoples ,some feels nervousness in front of their Boss and some feels nervousness in front of their teachers. So whenever you go in public don't focus on others just divert your mind on someother topic such as you can initially talk with some one with whom you are not so comfortable during talking on phone, or you can divert your mind on some topic which is more problem creating for you ,by doing this slowly by slowly your confidence will build up, the main concept is you should distract your mind from that situation. You can take help of counsellor regarding this .if you need my help you can contact me. Take care.
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I smocked about 15 times and now I realized how bad it is is there any side effect from that?

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. Don't worry. You just smoked 15 times. Of course, there is bad effects on your lungs. But the moment you stopped smoking, your body started the repair process. I can say, the bad effects will be nullified within a span of around two weeks. Practice physical exercise. Take care.
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I have chest pains for some time now. I smoke but not that much. What can I do now.

Diploma in Cardiology
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
I have chest pains for some time now. I smoke but not that much. What can I do now.
Mr. Lybrate-user smoking is not good for health first you stop smoking. Now a days even young fellows are getting heart attacks due to smoking and as you are getting frequent chest pain episodes better you go for cardiac check up. Ecg. 2d echo. Fasting lipid profile and chest x ray.
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6 Signs You Are Suffering From Internet Addiction Disorder!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
6 Signs You Are Suffering From Internet Addiction Disorder!

Internet addiction is a very recent phenomenon, but is already a cause for concern. With the advent of various social networking websites, people are increasingly becoming addicted to the internet. Internet addiction disorder is often characterized by people inching to form an emotional attachment with people and activities, all of them online. You may enjoy connecting to people more over the virtual interface instead of the real world; this usually stems from an inability to establish real human contact.

The symptoms of internet addiction disorder are:
1. Excessive usage of the internet
2. Depression, mood swings and irritability if one doesn’t get access to the internet
3. Any effort to reduce internet usage is usually unsuccessful
4. You may experience constant problems in personal relationships, education and your job due to incessant internet usage
5. A tendency of lying to close ones when they ask you how much time you spend over the internet
6. Using internet to escape from real world problems

Further complications
Internet addiction can gradually isolate you. You may develop an aversion to meeting and communicating with people in real life. This can impair your social skills and make you socially awkward. This disorder also create problems in relationships as it can reduce the time you spend interacting personally.
Internet addiction may also lead you to create online personas to evade low self-esteem issues. This actually aggravates the problem instead of solving it; can result in severe anxiety and depression. Withdrawal symptoms might result in anxiety, depression, irritation and loneliness. This disorder can lead to complications such as dry eyes, headaches, change in sleep patterns and subsequent problems in falling asleep. Back pain from sitting upright while you are on the internet is also very common problem. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I'm depress about any unknown reason why this happen tell me some things to stop this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm depress about any unknown reason why this happen tell me some things to stop this.
YOu can try the natural methods and if not helpful then you take antidepressant medicines. Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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