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Dr. Shreya Chatterjee  - Psychologist, Kolkata

Dr. Shreya Chatterjee

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychologist, Kolkata

7 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Shreya Chatterjee is a renowned Psychologist in Tala, Kolkata. She has had many happy patients in her 7 years of journey as a Psychologist. She studied and completed MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy . You can consult Dr. Shreya Chatterjee at Nirabharan in Tala, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shreya Chatterjee on Lybrate.com.

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MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy - Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Srikakulam, - 2011
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My brother is 18 year old male. Inspite of studying day and night, he does not remember much. Is there any way to improve his memory?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.Thanks.
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Past ten years I smoke, now I left, can I use vitamin tablet, neurobion forte. General wellness. It is harmful.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Past ten years I smoke, now I left, can I use vitamin tablet, neurobion forte. General wellness. It is harmful.
Hello First and for most congratulations for taking great step to leave smoking for healthy future life. There is no need to take nay vitamin supplements in respect to leaving smoking. Taking healthy diet is sufficient to supply all kind of nutrient to body. Regards.
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Dear Sir I have been smoking cigarette from 1990 but on 2000 onwards continuously 2 pkts on every day & also habit to take cough syrup from engg college ie 1995 onward but not frequently so I would like to know about any specific tests which would I know the actual conditions of my heart, lungs n liver.

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. The tests are usually prescribed according to symptoms. For heart health ecg is taken. Lung function test is taken for lung health assessment. Liver function test is taken to understand about the health of liver. Approach a physician. Take care.
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I have a problem with stress please help yi reduce stress. I am facing this issue from very long.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I have a problem with stress please help yi reduce stress. I am facing this issue from very long.
STRESS MANAGEMENT Introduction: What is stress? Everybody has it, everybody talks about it, yet few people have taken the trouble to find out what stress really is. Many words have become fashionable when scientific research revealed a new concept likely to influence our way of thinking about major issues of life or to affect our everybody conduct. The word stress like ‘Success’ ‘Failure’ or ‘Happiness’ means different things to different people so that defining it is extremely difficult although it has become part of our daily vocabulary. It is effect, fatigue, pain, fear the need for concentration, the humiliation of censure, the loss of blood, or even an unexpected great success which requires complete reformulation of one’s entire life. The answer is yes and no. This is what makes the definition of stress so difficult. Every can be singled out as being ‘it’ since the word applies equally to all the others. In ordinary language coping is used to mainly the outcome of managing a problem and overlooks the intermediate process of appraisal, performance, and correction that most problem solving entails. Coping is not a simple judgment about how some difficulty worked out. It is an extensive, recursive process of self-exploration, self- instruction, self- correction, self-rehearsal and guidance gathered from outside sources. Definitions:- Stress: Hans Selye – Defined stress as the sum of all the non-specific responses of an organism to noxious stimuli. A physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension & may be a factor in disease causation. One of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter existent equilibrium. Concept of stress: The term stress first applied to events or situations such as working for an examination, that may have an adverse effects on someone. Second it is applied to the adverse effects that are induced, which may be psychological or physiological changed. The first set of factors can usefully be called stressors. They include a large number of physics, psychological and social factors in the environment that can produce adverse effects. The term is sometimes extended to include events that are not experienced as adverse at the time but may still have adverse long-term effects. The effect on the person can useful is called the stress reaction to distinguish it from the provoking events. This reaction includes autonomic response (increase in B. P.). Endocrine changes (Secretion of Adr. & nor Adr) and psychological response (Such as a feeling of being keyed up). To explain the body reaction to the stress one scientist (SELYE) formulated the General adaptation syndrome. The body goes through three stage in damaging situations. Stage I Alarm reaction. Stage II Stage of resistance. Stage III Stage of exhaustion. These three stages are analogous to the three stages of man’s life. I. Childhood. II. Adulthood. III. Senility. Stress and Emotion: The relationship between stress and emotion is important, for they are concepts that overlap. Emotions tell more about what is important to people and how they view their daily lives than can any test measuring stress reaction. Both emotions and stress are better thoughts of an processes than as static states. Sources of Stress: 1. Major life events. 2. Natural and technological disaster. 3. Minor life events. 4. Social changes. 5. Occupational changes. 6. Unemployment 7. Stress produced by the individual. Coping: Definitions: Laxarus (1966) when we use the term coping we are referring to strategies for dealing with threat. Lipowski (1970) All cognitive and motor activities which a sick person employ to reserve his bodily and psychic integrity to recover reversibility impaired function and compensate to the limit for any irreversible impairment. Lazarus & Folk (1984) They define coping as constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage specific external and or internal demands that are appraised as taxing or exceeding the resources of the person. Mechanism of coping: Coping mechanisms have two components Internal events and observable behavior. After bereavement a person’s coping mechanisms might be first, a return to former religious belief (an internal mechanism) and second joining a social club to combat loneliness (an observable behavior). Functions of Coping: Three major function of coping are: 1) To change the situation for the better life we can either by changing ones own offending action (focus on self) or by changing the damaging or threatening environment. 2) To Manage the somatic and subjective components of stress related emotions themselves, so that they do not get out of hand and do not damage or destroy morale and social functioning. 3) Alteration of (perceptually controlling) the meaning of experience so as to neutralize the problematic character. The three functions of coping are also referred to respectively by the terms A) problem – focused or instrumental coping b) appraisal focused coping c) Emotion focused or palliative coping. The latter two functions are sometimes paired and referred to as palliative functions. Problems focused forms of coping are more apt to be employed when circumstance are viewed as changeable, where as appraisal focused and emotion focused coping occur more often in the context of situation deemed un-control-able. Other terms used regarding coping are: A) Coping styles B) Coping strategies. Research on coping falls into two areas i. E. On coping style and coping strategies. Interest in the latter area has been increasing rapidly in the last decade for a number of reasons. It some studies have revealed that knowledge of the individual characteristics coping style is not always useful in predicting how he or she will respond in novel situation. Second researchers have also found that any given coping strategy or those characteristic of a person’s coping style can have both –ive and +ive as well as short term and long term consequences. Thus labeling an individual style as uniformly maladaptive or ineffectual may not be appropriate or accurate. Third it may be easier to alter characteristics of a person’s coping repertoire than to change the person’s response style. Determinants of coping. Evaluating the Efficacy of coping. There are two types of copers: a. Good copers may be regarded as individuals with a special skill or with personal traits that enable them to master many difficulties. On the other hand there are two groups of patients who are bad copers. One group adamantly denies any difficulty of any description. The second group floods the interview with details of how badly the world and its occupants have treated them. Both good and bad copes have specific traits. Coping is after all, a skill that is useful in a variety of situations, although many modifications of basic principles are called for. Confidence in being able to cope can only be enhanced through self – appraisal, self – instruction, and self-correction over and over. Coping well with illness – with any problem – does not predict invariable success, but it does provide a foundation for becoming a better coper. Stress Management: Steps involved 1) The level of the stressor can be reduced. 2) Techniques to bolster health can be provided. 3) Impact of stressors on health can be suffered. 1) Social support 2) Coping strategies (Raymond Flannery) A) Personal control B) Possess task involvement C) Good habits D) Utilize social support. 3) Short therapeutic intervention (Mardi Horowitz) Read this article then replay.
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I have a 13 years old daughter n a 9 years old son. Both fight a lot. N do not listen to me, I mean I have to bark at them like dogs if I want them to do something. For eg. Lessons or homework or not watching tv not playing games on my phone etc. At times I feel I am not a good mother. I am not able to handle my 2 kids. I am in great distress and feel very depressed at times. pls help!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have a 13 years old daughter n a 9 years old son.
Both fight a lot.
N do not listen to me, I mean I have to bark at...
I quite understand how difficult it must be to take care of two kids who are going for each other, hammer-and-tongs. In situations where there are sibling rivalries you have to be really careful to handle it without bias or at least appear to be so. Here are a few tips: be rational in any disputes; show that you care for both but more for the person who is right; reason out with both but expect the older one to be both considerate and understanding; teach the younger one obedience to the older one due to the age difference, if she is reasonable; sometimes you let them sort out their disputes by just monitoring the conversation; no violence is to be permitted, ever; no foul language also; settle disputes by yourself as early as possible and never tell them to wait till daddy comes home; do not punish them with physical beatings unless it calls for the same but it should be done with complete control over your own emotions and you need to be very careful what you say when you do so; do not compare the two with each other or with other people you know; and reward them when they are deserving with verbal or material forms of recognition. However much you show love to both of them equally (which is really not possible actually) both will claim that you love the other more. If they can justify that accusation, you must accept it and act accordingly. If they cannot justify it just ignore those comments. Never hesitate to apologize if you are wrong for any reason (they will really get overwhelmed by that). In terms of consequences (i like that term instead of punishments), use the following proven techniques: stick one or both in the corner of the room facing the corner and let them be there until they are ready to deal with the situation by giving you a very good explanation for their behavior; let them do a chore that is related to the crime; deprive them of tv, if they cannot agree amicably on a program with which you can help them initially; make them write a sentence several times that is meaningfully connected to the event; deprive them of chocolates, sweets etc. For a limited period of time and do specify that time; never give them unending consequences or undefined in terms of time or frequency; at the end of each such successful confrontation show them that you love them but do not do it from guilt, even if you feel really sorry for them; never, never, ever reject them whatever you do or say; and confront the behavior and not the person. Your daughter is in her early teens and will need special attention. She may display certain abnormal behaviors in which case, she is indicating that some unresolved childhood issues are surfacing seeking a resolution. Be there for her in a special way and if you know of any unresolved issues yourself do talk to her about it and help her out of it. If anything gets too serious, meet a professional counselor and work in league with them. Be in touch with their teachers and you will be surprised with how much more they know and how it is possible to work with them to help both your kids. But do not be a complainer to the teachers and in no way should you embarrass them in front of those faculties. Your disciplining is with motherly nurturing and do not hold that back for any reason. Involve the father where his role as a man is required and the kids will know that you both work together as parents for their welfare. There is so much more but space does not permit going into too much detail.
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What we do when we are in depression of related love depressions Because mind not working only seeing love.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
What we do when we are in depression of related love depressions
Because mind not working only seeing love.
Take your mind off love by getting engaged in other things which you like. This is just one part of life do not make it your whole life. Do exercise, get some hobby, go out with friends. Prioritize what you want and work towards that. Avoid any emotional triggers and remind yourself if this will matter to you 1 year down the line.
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Does playing with small kids or babies is helpful in the treatment of depression?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Does playing with small kids or babies is helpful in the treatment of depression?
It does make mood a bit better, but may not help for moderate to severe depression, which needs a course of antidepressants. All the best.
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My age is 29 years and I am a chain smoker from last 8 years but now I want to quit smoking. So please advise 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, you must understand the difference between nicotine addiction and abuse. Quitting is not easy. There are every possibility of relapsing. The best method is to quit the habit now and sustain with will power. You can definitely quit nicotine in one go. Just stop it and swear not to smoke again. Engage yourself in exercise, games and other engaging activities during the whole day or whenever you feel the urge. Just a week, your habit should change. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I think one or two online counseling sessions and these therapies should help you.
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Hello. I need suggestions to cure the school refusal problem in my 7 year old son. He refuses to go to school saying he wants to stay with parents. He is good in studies and sports and very active otherwise.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Mphil in Medical Psychology, PG Dip Edu Counselling , Certificate in Nutrition & Mental health, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, Trivandrum
Hello. I need suggestions to cure the school refusal problem in my 7 year old son. He refuses to go to school saying ...
Separation anxiety is the issue or home environment is more rewarding and give more comforts from which he does not want to change. Parental counselling and behavioural intervention are the ways. Simply prepare him to be at school where he may be attracted to something like friends sports etc. First take him along with mother and slowly get yourself at distance from him,
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My friends want to self died so please suggest any medicine for died any poison easily avabile in india at any medical store.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My friends want to self died so please suggest any medicine for died any poison easily avabile in india at any medica...
It's pathetic that your are taking something so serious as a casual issue. Please take your friend to a doctor so that he can be helped genuinely. It's also a criminal offence if you help somebody to die. Please inform his parents about this and help him and his family resolve the issue.
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Sir, my son is studying in b.tech first year. He always playing game in mobile and not concentrating in studies. If we ask he is getting too angry with us. Daily given advice but he is not following. What to do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir, my son is studying in b.tech first year. He always playing game in mobile and not concentrating in studies. If w...
Hello sir, your son is grown up but still not independant. You are his father as parents you need to little strict and not worry about his anger. You are doing what is good for him and therefore do not be hesitant and be assertive in what you are trying to say. You should say in manner that what you said is final word. You need to have open communication with him- ask what he wants, what he desires, what is troubling him in concentrating. Make him realize how it will affect his future. I am sure you are doing that, continue to do that. Don't worry about tantrums, be strict set limits for him. If he completes his work- then he will be granted something, just an example. Make him talk to someone he listens to. You can also seek psychotherapy from a psychologist for him. But thats on later stage, first you speak to him very clearly. I do not know how he is in studies, depending on that your level of strictness should vary. Sit with him, give him time. Make a schedule for him. Have an agreement that if he scores this much percentage he will be gifted something he wants which obviously you can afford. Tell him to sign it. Don't worry. He will be better.
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I am suffering from lots of stress I am not able to be happy my mood changes suddenly. I am trying a lot to be happy but lots of things are going in my mind. I always feel to cry. Please help me out.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from lots of stress I am not able to be happy my mood changes suddenly. I am trying a lot to be happy ...
Hello Lybrate user. dealing with stress is very difficult. one always fight to come out of it. But for fighting it out, we should know the reasons for the stress. try identify those reasons is it because of work load, lifestyle change, some dreadful event happened. identifying the cause would help to remove it. try to be with your favorite people who makes u happy, makes you laugh. when we are with the company of cheerful people it automatically elevate our mood states. Try to take time out and engage in some hobby like music, dancing, gardening etc. try these things I hope you will feel change. take care
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Hi, I am.Experiencing low concentration , focus and lack of understanding . What people take to understand in.Seconds i take almost a minute . I tend to forget things . Like i forget my bag somewhere and thn i remb tht i have left my bag ,and this is happening frequently these days . Please help me resolve thia problem

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Basically you should develop interest in yourself to improve and shine in Life. You have to be self luminous, that is genious, no exernal force is necessary for this. However guidance is necessary. Prioritize/ concentrate on important thing -studies/ play/food/ sleep/ sociaizing. Then your mental and Physical helth is maintained and will support you to remember bettter, Nothing else is required, Remeber even a rank student is not sure if he passes or fails the exams. So you be thorough. Spend time with family discuss with your teachers and parents and friends and share your knowlege to improve subjects, Write always points in a log book and read repeatedly everyday everthing say PCBMHE E K etc. Or professional course. Be thorough. Start from day one. If not also dont panic. Concentrate and jot down what your teachers teach so that you will concentrate on every sentence the teacher speaks till the end and it will have many references. You be quick. Dont think Negative. You can try Brahmi capsule or syrup from Himalaya drug co.
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I am adarsh baheti, 21 years old. I have a problem of memories the things. And also while studying I can't remember wht I studied before an hour.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily for 2 months BREN-UP syrup( Allen) Drink 2 spoon twice daily
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I am a 28 year youngster & from past 3 years I feel very weird things like negative thoughts, fear of death from every potential threat, blood pressure always is 100/140, restlessness, breathing problem, palpitations, loss of memory, feeling alone & be alone, cholesterol at 230. These all are happening each day & make my life hell. I don't want to adjust it with & rest of my life. I need permanent solution. Please help me out ASAP.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am a 28 year youngster & from past 3 years I feel very weird things like negative thoughts, fear of death from ever...
You need to practice accepting what is happening to you. Do not overreact to this or any events of life. Be calm and take diet balanced, exercise, meditate, practice yoga of patanjali aphorisms. And breathing exercises, meditate and try what happens.
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I just broke up with my fiancee who also happens to be my business partner. We were living in. Still have to see him everyday after he coldly walked out on me (rather asked me to move out of my house as his parents were living with us). His issues with me were blown out of proportion by his parents resulting in a bad break up. I hv quit my start up with him. Am job hunting. I'm 29 and i'm scared I won't find a good life partner now. I'm depressed. I get anxiety attacks.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I just broke up with my fiancee who also happens to be my business partner. We were living in. Still have to see him ...
Have self respect, this person doesn't deserve you, also you are fortunate that you didn't marry him, and you got timely reminder. Just relax and move on in life, throw them out of your house and don't give them your house. Don't bow down to his dictates, and understand what would have been the situation if you married him. Be quick, relax you will find good partner and man of your life. If you cant handle yourself meet an expert marriage and relationship coach.For further assistance you can concern me privately.
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Im in 2nd years nursing student. I dnt knw wht im thinking abt there is some stress or some fear abt nxt day .i cnt able to sleep well. My schedule start frm mrng 5-6 am ?i want to sleep.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Im in 2nd years nursing student. I dnt knw wht im thinking abt there is some stress or some fear abt nxt day .i cnt a...
YOu need to check your CBC and TSH for knowing if you are anemic and hypothyroid. We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress. Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being. There are steps you can help you managing day to day stressful conditions and take to feel better. 1.Be realistic: If you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family's), learn to say NO! Eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you meet resistance, give reasons why you're making the changes. Be willing to listen to other's suggestions and be ready to compromise. 2.Shed the 'superman/superwoman' urge: No one is perfect, so don't expect perfection from yourself or others. Ask yourself, 'What really needs to be done? How much can I do? Is the deadline realistic? What adjustments can I make? Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. 3.Take one thing at a time: For people under tension or stress, their day-to-day workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The best way to cope with this feeling of being overwhelmed is to take one task at a time. Make a list of things you need to get done and start with one task. Once you accomplish that task, choose the next one. The positive feeling of 'checking off' tasks is very satisfying. It will motivate you to keep going. 4.Share your feelings: A conversation with a friend lets you know that you are not the only one having a bad day. Stay in touch with friends and family. Ask them how they have dealt with a similar situation that may be 'stressing you out. Let them provide love, support and guidance. Don't try to cope alone. 5.Be flexible: If you find you're meeting constant opposition in either your personal or professional life, rethink your position or strategy. Arguing only intensifies stressful feelings. Make allowances for other's opinions and be prepared to compromise. If you are willing to be accommodating, others may meet you halfway. Not only will you reduce your stress, you may find better solutions to your problems. Go easy with criticism. You may expect too much of yourself and others. Try not to feel frustrated, disappointed or even 'trapped' when another person criticises you. 6.Hobbies: Take a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy. Whether it's gardening or painting, schedule time to indulge your interest. Exercise: Regular exercise is a popular way to relieve stress. Twenty to thirty minutes of physical activity benefits both the body and the mind. Meditate: Just ten to twenty minutes of quiet reflection may bring relief from chronic stress as well as increase your tolerance to it. 7.Take Herbal Supplement: Herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Mandukparni, Shankhpuspi, Kaunch are very helpful in managing stress. These herbs work on the brain and help relax you which ultimately empowers you to manage your stressful conditions easily. There are many herbal supplements available in the market that can help you. 8.Consult the Doctor: If your stress level doesn't seem to improve with above tips, it may require more attention and consultation with an Expert. Or consult me on Lybrate privately Physical symptoms of stress include: •Low energy. •Headaches. •Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. •Aches, pains, and tense muscles. •Chest pain and rapid heartbeat. •Insomnia. •Frequent colds and infections. •Loss of sexual desire and/or ability. STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1.Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2.Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3.Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4.Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5.Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6.Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7.Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8.Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9.Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10.Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11.Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12.Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13.Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14.Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15.Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16.Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17.Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18.Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19.Don’t run from your problems! This only makes them worse. 20.Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress. Remember — we do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you’ll receive If you need any prescription please consult me as we cannot prescribe in questions session. Regards.
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I get nervous soon. I can not even approach to a girl properly. I start sweating. Dats d reason I think I have less friends. I am scared to show my best. I keep on hiding myself. I am sick and tired. I always think of doing great things. Which I am capable of. But my laziness pulls me back. I presently stay alone away from home and I am doing my vfx course. I feel helpless, alone and depressed. I need help to built up myself.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Lybrate user No one is perfect in this world Everyone get nervous at some point of life ,some get nervous during Exam, Some get nervous during fights, Some get nervous in front of teachers it only depends on our approach, so its natural phenomenon But it does't mean that it cannot be change ,as I mentioned earlier it depends on your approach only. Think anyone as, as human whether boy or girl. When you approach to any girl think that she is also like you don't give extra importance to this topic, its time to focus on your career ,when you will be good in your career then you will get confidence automatically, practice to talk with yourself in front of mirror it will increase your confidence, motivate yourself, set some topics for everyday and try to complete your topic in the given time it will boost your confidence as well as will help to complete your course. You can take help of any counsellor regarding this ,if you need my help you can contact me .good luck.
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Ways To Deal With Hypochondriasis!

MBBS
General Physician, Durg
Ways To Deal With Hypochondriasis!

People who are constantly troubled by the fear of physical illness or who excessively feel worried about their health are commonly referred to as hypochondriacs. This phenomenon is called somatic symptom disorder, also known as hypochondria or hypochondriasis. Despite the evidence of medical tests proving that they do not suffer from any disease or illness, hypochondriacs are perpetually worried about their health. This is mainly because of their misinterpretation of minor health problems or normal body functions as something serious. Somatic symptom disorder affects both males and females equally, and it usually happens during early adulthood.

Causes and symptoms: Their complaints may range from minor issues like pain or stress to more serious problems concerning breathing or headaches. Hypochondriacs rarely try to deceive themselves, and they genuinely believe that they have health problems, however unrealistic their beliefs might be. The exact causes are indefinite and unknown, but they generally arise from considerable physical or sexual abuse in their early childhood. Moreover, parents or close relatives suffering from the disorder may also induce such fears into the child, who would eventually behave in a similar pattern later in adulthood.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis of the disorder can be very troublesome, mainly because of their inherent conviction that they are suffering from physical illness. However, the disorder can be treated through proper supportive care or psychotherapy. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs are also used sometimes.

Dealing with the disorder: Hypochondria can often lead to a chronic condition, which can be long lasting. Although there are no definite ways of preventing it, there is one method to reduce the intensity of the symptoms and help patients cope up with the disorder. It is by providing them a supportive and understanding environment, one in which they can fight the distress and trouble that comes along with the somatic symptom disorder. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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