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Dr. Jytimoy Samaddar is a renowned Psychiatrist in Tollygunge, Kolkata. She is currently practising at Megha Clinic in Tollygunge, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Jytimoy Samaddar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have read that psychoanalytic talk therapy is recommended along with antidepressants as a treatment for Depression. Also read about CBT. What are these 2 types of therapy and what is the difference between them?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I have read that psychoanalytic talk therapy is recommended along with antidepressants as a treatment for Depression....
Cbt or cognitive behaviour therapy will help you to discover your unhelpful and outdated thoughts, beliefs and and replace them with more helpful, updated thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. You also learn to connect thoughts to feelings and behaviours, monitor your thoughts and the feelings linked to it and an appropriate thought / belief to help you to scale down overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness. Cbt helps to set up a simple and achievable daily routine and to stick by it to help depressive people achieve daily goals and increase self worthiness. Psychoanalysis is broadly about talking and exploring the childhood of the patient to discover unhealthy beliefs about self, others and the world and also open up any toxic experiences and relationships of the past which might be undermining the confidence of the patient psychologically. These experiences are processed in an unbiased, non judgemental and therapeutic space so that the patient is able to see these experiences in a different and positive perspective and attach helpful and positive insights, meanings and conclusions in order to enhance emotional wellbeing and effective living for personal growth and development.
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I lost my very good friend last year because I love her and I shared my feelings with her till than she don't want to talk with me that's why I am feeling very depressed and upset please help me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I lost my very good friend last year because I love her and I shared my feelings with her till than she don't want to...
Hello, I can understand your pain at losing one very important person in life. You probably had hopes of spending long time with her and had plans for the future and now nothing is going to happen. All these thoughts might be causing you sadness, disappointment and some anxiety and anger on the other hand. While it's important to be an important part of someone else's life, yet it's also important to know when to call it off if it's not working anymore. 1. At this age it is common for boys and girls to get attracted to each other and spent some time together. But equally common is breakups when one or both see that their needs are too different now and the other person will not fit the requirements any more. While this process is very heart breaking, but it is also important so that you can meet different people and see who is your kind of person and who will help you in the next phase of life ie. Job, marriage children. 2. By going through different relationships you will also understand yourself better and discover many hidden qualities and weaknesses in you. It's your growing edge to work through your weaknesses and sharpen your qualities. You will also discover your passion, dreams and hobbies and interests. 3. I suggest that you look at this breakup as a learning lesson and an opportunity to improve on any thing that was your mistake and assess your life choices again. What was meant to go will go. Let it go and you carry on with your journey. 4. Being flexible and independant in relationships is important. There will be times when you might not have any body's support or company. That is the time to learn to be your own friend and give yourself that love which you want from a close friend. This is healthy self love and very important for self confidence and high self esteem. 5. Indulge yourself with meeting new people, going places, discovering your passion, hobbies etc. Spend time alone with yourself to nurture the person within you.
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I am a 22yr old girl having doubts as to whether im suffering from depression since childhood. Lately I have been extremely sad and unable to normalize myself like how I used to before. Even though I have been able to be much more happier for the past few weeks iam stil nt completely out of my upsetness. Im also a very nervous person who gets anxious very quickly during pressure and other similar situations. Pls help me to know whether I need help.

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You are probably suffering from double depression based on what you have written. However a detailed evaluation is required to confidently confirm the diagnosis. I suggest you meet a psychiatrist near you. Many effective treatments are available for your problem. If treatment is started early improvement is faster and better. Dr Parthasarathy MD, Psychiatrist Chennai OMR.

Hi I am not able to sleep in nights and not even in day. I don't take any pills to sleep and because of this my health is getting down and I am feeling so sick. I need help, I am so stressed out in life.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hi I am not able to sleep in nights and not even in day. I don't take any pills to sleep and because of this my healt...
Dear, These are some instructions & methods for good sleep: • Frequent oil massage of head with oil relax your mind and enhances sleep. You can also do foot massage daily it destress you. * Eat food with a bowl of curd and after that off the light and go to sleep because after eating meal our brain become relax and sleep comes. • Drink a glass of milk at night daily. * Avoid the excess use of laptop and phone during night . They also cause sleeplessness. • Do not take caffeine, tea & alcohol in excess and these are stimulant,(activate) your brain result in lack of sleep. • Avoid drinking alcohol & smoking. • Do not take stress. Do meditation and long breathing pranayams to relax the mind. You can consult me privately for complete treatment.
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My jiju is having a serious problem of brain mental disorder and how treat it at home please suggests me as soon as possible.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
My jiju is having a serious problem of brain mental disorder and how treat it at home please suggests me as soon as p...
Dear, I understand that you are worried for his health and immediate treatment. But first he will need to see a psychiatrist and a counsellor to understand and diagnose what mental problem he has. After the diagnosis, treatment with medication, home remedies, stress counselling can be suggested. Counselling is a confidential and unbiased space for the client to talk and learn to solve their problems in an effective way without feeling too much tension. But, for any illness, eating a healthy diet, which is suitable to the patients needs is the first step. After that, exercising like walking, running, swimming is suggested for the fitness of body and mind. He might need some rest for mental, physical and emotional recuperation. I suggest that he could take a brief holiday to disconnect from his tensions, but later try to learn productive ways to either resolve or cope with his stress triggers.
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I am suffering from anxiety and ocd. Had medicine for 23 months.Still not everything all right. Suggest

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 , Anxiety and OCD are mental disorders and not mental diseases. Medicines alone cannot cure mental disorders. Mental disorders need brain re-programming. Psychotherapy, meditation, change in lifestyle etc help you achieve brain reprogramming. Give me more details about your anxiety and OCD. Be as detailed as possible. Take care.
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Hi, My confidence level is low Is there any way like medicines or therapy to gain confidence?

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
Hi, My confidence level is low Is there any way like medicines or therapy to gain confidence?
Dear user. Confidence is directly proportional to your experience. The more you have experience on a particular aspect of life, the more confidence you will have on that aspect of life. Personality development training and therapy could help you in building confidence. Take care.
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I don't want to get in a relationship now and I haven't get in to one in my life I want to get in a relationship at age of 22_23 Is preventing my self from love now .Would that effect my sense of love in future ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
No it will not. YOu have to control mind by meditation and yoga and reading books and listening to music
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Stress and infertility

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
Stress and infertility

It is not clear how exactly stress impacts fertility. It is not known whether high levels of stress can prevent pregnancy or affect a woman's chance of conceiving. We do know that reducing stress provides a better quality of life during times of intense personal challenge. 

What is stress? 

Stress is often defined as an event that a person sees/ feels is threatening. In order to protect itself, the body responds with a fight or flight response. How can stress impact a fertility patient? sometimes, infertility patients respond to the stress of being unable to conceive by aggressively pursuing treatment and procedures. Other patients withdraw and isolate from family, friends, and community. Neither of these extremes is ideal for patients who seek to treat their infertility and build a family. 

How can I reduce my stress? 

Having less stress in your life while pursuing fertility treatment may not, in and of itself, result in a pregnancy. However, developing better coping strategies to manage stress related to an infertility diagnosis and treatment can help you feel more in control and improve your overall well-being. 

It has been shown that stress does interfere with making rational and well-thought-out decisions. Reducing stress can allow patients to research, explore, and consider all the options available with a clearer mindset. By reducing stress, the pros and cons of one treatment course over another can be more effectively weighed and considered. 

Reduced stress is good for your health. While no one expects patients to approach fertility treatment stress free, finding ways to minimize stress while pursuing treatment can help. It is helpful for patients to look for ways to reduce the burden of infertility treatments and medical protocols. 

There are many stress-reducing techniques; some of the more popular methods recommended to fertility patients are: 

acupuncture 

aerobic exercise (may be reduced during treatment) 

collaboration with experts in stress reduction 

guided imagery 

journaling 

listening to music 

massage therapy

meditation 

mind-body groups 

mindfulness 

progressive muscle relaxation 

psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy 

self-help books

support/educational groups 

visualization 

walking/hiking 

yoga

 

How can I help my friend/loved one? 

Friends and loved ones are facing a challenge. Telling patients to be less stressed can make them feel more responsible for causing their own infertility and feel blamed. Telling someone to relax can cause greater stress. However, asking how couples/friends are doing and suggesting concrete and pragmatic ways to reduce stress will enhance quality of life and give the patient back some sense of control. For many struggling with infertility, just having friends/loved ones available for listening is greatly appreciated. 

The goal of stress reduction is to minimize, not eliminate stress, by finding the technique that serves the patient's needs the best.

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Sir my question is that my mother suffering from depression before 10-12 years she think my father is a adulterer but my father is not a adulterer he is very kind & simple person. I & my family always worry about my mom. So please sir give me a suggestion. We go AIMS Delhi but we got nothing. She recovers 4 some time & again in depression. My mom age 46 or 48.

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
Sir my question is that my mother suffering from depression before 10-12 years she think my father is a adulterer but...
Dear Himanshu. Please work with your psychiatrist. Your mother is not depressed. She is having paranoia or paranoid personality disorder. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for counseling, advice and therapy. Take care,
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I hv very poor concentration power! how to increase! I feel so depressed all time!

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, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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Hi I am a student, please help me how get rid of sleepiness when ever I go for studying after opening book I'll start feeling sleepy and at the same time whatever I study the next day m not able to recall everything. So please help me and my exam is very near so give me some advice so that I can remember everything.

M.Phil clinical psychology, M A clinical psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I am a student, please help me how get rid of sleepiness when ever I go for studying after opening book I'll start...
Dear kindly make proper time table and please make sure about your way for studies find right way like if are loud learner than read loudly or please take proper seating arrangement use table chair and good light in room with small break during studies definitely this will help you.
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After a road accident and months of treatment, my wife is suffering from mental illusions? She sees imaginary things and talk unrealistic? How can we get out of this?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
After a road accident and months of treatment, my wife is suffering from mental illusions? She sees imaginary things ...
If a part of the brain is damaged due to head injury, the patient may experience such kind of abnormalities as delusions and illusions, unrealistic thoughts and speach etc. In some patients the problem resolves its own in course of time, in some others it may need to take a long term (life time in severe cases) medical management including medicines, rehabilitation therapy, psychotherapy etc. It depends on many factors like age and severity of the injury of the patient. Do not loose heart, things will turn positive as time goes on. Keep in touch with and follow the advices of the neuropsychiatrist.
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My mind most of the time wandering about future and past due to this some times I feel difficult to concentrate on studies. And I take more time to recall from memory. please help me.

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, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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How Do Drugs/Alcohol Hijack Our Kids?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
How Do Drugs/Alcohol Hijack Our Kids?

The most commonly encountered two facts about the drug or alcohol use by our addicted kids are drugs/ alcohol are something which they really like those are something which they find really hard to give up. They know that the drug can kill them in a long run, but still they go with the immediate rewards by consuming the drug. The whole addiction thing is about being in the moment and choosing what your brain craves for right now at the expense of other rewards and possibilities. So what we observe is that drug hijacks a person's rational thinking for the long term consequences.


Addiction has to do with changes in the brain that come about gradually, become more and more central, more and more powerful as the time passes by. The drug use becomes the axis of the person, around which the other activities in life takes turn. It takes on the central meaning and role in the person's life in such a way that the most irrational idea about taking the drug or alcohol may seem to the person the most rational in that particular situation, as the drug compromises the person's clear thinking. So yes an addict can make choices for his drug cravings but the way they make choices is the thing we must think about. In an addict the brain does what it needs to do, but in a very non-adaptive way. In simple words addiction hijacks the very parts of the brain that are supposed to fix it.


Craving is the fundamental psychological experience of an addict because of which addiction occurs. Dopamine serves as the fuel for craving and is the common pathway for all kinds of addictions. Natural goodies like the food and sex certainly release dopamine in brain and follow the progression from liking to wanting i. E. Wanting more of those. As per studies, among the natural rewards sex can provide a person with the maximum natural high of upto 200% dopamine levels in brain. But the drugs cause a higher than 200% dopamine levels, which thus is the magic mark for addictive processes to occur. Also with repeated drug use there are changes in the arrangement of the inner landscape of synaptic architecture in brain, such that the thoughts, the images, the memories about the drug use behavior takes over many parts of the cortex of brain and thus the person see the drug cues wherever he gets a dopamine rush, be it with sex or food or social gatherings. Thus dopamine drives the person with a feeling of craving for the drug. Also with repeated dopamine increments of higher than natural amounts, there is maladaptive learning in brain in form of the shrinkage of dopamine cells, decrease in dopamine receptors and depletion of the dopamine stores. Thus the real natural goodies like sex or food are than not able to give a dopamine high and the only way left is to have more drugs. The person becomes impulsive and compulsive in his drug taking behavior. Repetition compulsion feedback loop keeps the person going after the drug use, narrowing the sense of meaningful world for the person. This causes a vicious cycle of incremental drug intake and thus addiction. Dopamine pathways are subdued by chronic drug use and thus the drug addicts are never able to keep up with their promises of staying away from the drug.


But then our brains have enormous reparative capacity and so a lot of the things that drugs do to damage the brain are probably reversible. One of the things that last the longest are the memories associated with drug use and the learning/ operant conditioning that occurs with it. The acute memory of brain over stimulation with drug is captured in amygdale which designates an important part of the instinctual brain i. E. The brain part which can't be controlled. So if a drug related cue is presented to a recovering addict, all that they can remember is the greatest high which they ever had with the drug. Thus the person remains preoccupied and thinks about the drug even when not using it. When this occurs, it is for the lifetime and we can't undo it. Their amygdale are going to light up seeing the drug cues for rest of their lives. This is why we say recovery from drug is a lifelong experience. Studies show a much faster depletion of our brain neurotransmitters by drug use (less than 12 months), than their replenishment in recovery from addiction (5 to 7 years). Thus during recovery an ongoing treatment for the imbalanced brain neurotransmitters and the visible symptoms due to the same is always essential.

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Used to smoke. Kindly tell me ways to clear lungs and suggest home remedies as well. Lots of coughing.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For cough take syp ascoril-D 2.5 ml twice a day and do pranayam daily to clean your lungs and if necessary get your vital parameters of the body checked
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I am 27 year old and my height is 171 cm. My weight is 83 kg . Currently m not doing any exercise .and m taking normal food .like 8 to 10 roti in a day and vegetables. I take alcohol also at least once in a week. So please suggest me a good diet and exercise.

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 27 year old and my height is 171 cm. My weight is 83 kg . Currently m not doing any exercise .and m taking norma...
To maintain a low body fat and/or lower body fat: 1. Exercise at least 5 times per week, 3 times weight training and 2 days of cardio. 2. Eat whole/unprocessed foods at regular intervals, while being aware of physical hunger/fullness cues 3. Sleep 7-9 hours per night 4. Don’t engage in extreme diets 5. Stay consistent with your habits 6. Incorporate non-exercise physical activity 7. Ignore food advertising You need a fat loss diet which comprises of whole grains like jowar, bajra, wheat, brown rice, pulses like moong, musoor, bengal gram, lots of vegetables, fruits, eggs, fish, chicken, paneer, healthy oil, nuts and seeds. You need to eat them in right proportion. Avoid eating sugar and sweets, refined foods like maida, noodles pasta, White rice and products, bread. Drink a lot of water.
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Sir/Mam, I am a student and pursuing B.tech.I want to quit smoking as I wanted to make a career in bodybuilding, but the reason why I continuously fail to quit this habit after making commitment is mainly due to the following reasons:- 1.**Smoker friends say that smoking 1-2 cigrate in a weekly basis or smoking socially has negligible effect on health.** 2.**When I concentrate on bodybuilding and think smoking could effect my stamina and strength. But on the contrary I see famous personalities like ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, SYLVESTER STALLONE ,etc are smoking and still have such good physique .by all these thinking my mind gets confused and I think. It's fine to smoke as many people who smoke are yet successful in various fields.** ##SO SERIOUSLY HELP ME OUT WHAT TO DO I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT IS GOOD TO RELY ON SUCH FACTS AND DO SMOKE#. HOPING AND EAGERLY WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Rajeev, "Smoking is injurious to health" is the warning given on each pack of cigarettes. There is no doubt about it. Nicotine in cigarettes is a stimulant that gives instant energy and increases the performance. That is why many who started smoking could not give up. For each smoker personalities there are 100s non smoker personalities who are famous. You can not go on anecdotal examples. You have to think in statistical terms. Congratulations for deciding to quit smoking. If you can avoid your smoker friends and smoking environment for 12 weeks continuously, you will be able to stick to your commitment. It is difficult = but not impossible. In a passive smoking environment your motivation to quit smoking goes down to a very low level confusing you. Try hard to find friends who don't smoke and who go for body building. Join with them for 3-6 months not only physically even virtually. Quitting smoking has many health benefits apart from body building. It increases your breathing capacity and protects your heart with tough exercises. All the best.
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As I have smoked for more than six months till now, I just 20 years old will it harm me in any situation if I continue to do so, and if I leave it now will it be good please tell me soon because I have to leave that habit, but I don't smoke daily I do it for at least 4 in a week can you please suggest me with the answer.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
On every cigratte case it is written that cigratte smoking is injurious to health, no matters you do not smoke daily but 4 times a week is not less and it can pose some serious threat to your body in long term--------so try to slowly quit this habit and surely you will come out of all the adverse effecct in short time---------------------we can think of taking something in routine if it has even a single benefit but smoking has no benefit but all negative health issues----so what is the advantage of smoking------------just time pass, timely pleasure, thatsall------immediately try to quit this habit-----
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