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Dr. Soumita Sinha

Psychologist, Kolkata

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Dr. Soumita Sinha is a trusted Psychologist in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. She is currently associated with Sri Aravindo Sevakendra in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soumita Sinha and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am becoming mad. I think. I am thinking wrong about my parents and thinking all bad God's I don't knw why I try to stop but can't.why this is happening does smoking hashish made me like this. Please answer little briefly.

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
I am becoming mad. I think. I am thinking wrong about my parents and thinking all bad God's I don't knw why I try to ...
Hi Akki... as you are in teenage...so there will be so many ups and down emotions.. You parents is worried about you nothing else ..they want your better life so try to under stand and do n't be panic ...try to feel their pain and fear about you...may be you will be anxious on me ... but this is truth...try to take your parent in confidence that you will not doing wrong.....love your parent ....take care.....
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Hi I am 19 years and my parents forced and marry to my mom's own sister she is divorced and elder than me she is 34 years old and she has 4 children she gave divorced to her husband 4 months and marry me on our wedding night any how I know that I have to do sex with her she is my wife so my mom gave me a black cover inside it was condom so I got more excited and went into room she was already in room so when I went she was sleeping so I went to washroom then I take off my clothes and then I wake up her she got anger and said me what? So I said today is our wedding night she said I do not want children so I said we will do protected sex she dint listen so I forcedly I kissed her press her boobs she said me you will like this with your aunty so I said you are my wife she dint allow me to do sex with her she sleep and I also sleep like that only on next day morning I returned that black cover to my mom she shocked why what happened and she laughed without this you had so she came I said we dint do anything mom said why I said she is not allowing so mom said to my wife (aunty) that why dint you had she said I do not want children so I said in front of my mother I will do protected sex she said no so I said to my mom and to her first no one will marry 4 children mother so my mom said shut up to me and said today night you had so I said ok and then in night we went into room and I kiss her on lips she said do not kiss so I said why she said nothing so I think she do not like it and start pressing her boobs and put hand into her bra and started pressing she slapped me and said I am your aunty not your call girl to do like this so I said nothing so I said we will main thing she said ok closed light so I said why closed light she said again I am not your call girl closed light she lie down on bed and takeout her legging and she was wearing pamper she said me to help me in taking out her pamper so I said why did you wear pamper she said do not interfere my things she is not taking out her top just she take out her legging I dint even see her boobs and so I inserted my penis without condom she is not allowing me enter my penis completely and she is shouting loudly and I dint listen to her and start fucking her roughly and I left my sperm into her vagina I asked one more time she said no and sleep without wearing legging and then in morning when we both get up I asked for sex she no and she said I will get pregnant soon and went out so my was laughing and saying yesterday night mast bang bang so I said no only one time my parents spoiled my life what to do now should give divorce to her please say.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is all like madness: who would agree to marry such an older woman, with four kids, and your own aunt at that and now you are trying to push your personal agenda of insisting on sex. These are things that should have been discussed when they proposed this marriage itself and the matter could have been sorted out. If you knew why you married her in the first place you could answer your question of whether you should divorce her or not. If you think you still can live with her in spite of all this, then give her some time and develop some feelings between you two first. Marriage is not all about sex and if you focus on the other dimensions of the relationship you may win her over to consensual consummation happily. To me, all this sounds wrong to begin with and your consenting to the marriage itself is a matter of concern of poor thinking. Since your mom had convinced you at the outset, ask her opinion, though I think I know her response already and to some extent, I think I know what your response will be too. You need to grow up and make decisions for yoruself, then you would be responsible for them.
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I am Monalisa 26 year old. I feel very much depressed all the time everyday. I wasted my time with my mobile. All day sleeping. Do not like to eat also. Feel depressed because still I can not study for getting a job. For that my Lover also do not want to talk to me. I feel fear if He leave me for still I do not get a job. Why I do not feel to study. What should I do get over from it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am Monalisa 26 year old. I feel very much depressed all the time everyday. I wasted my time with my mobile. All day...
You seem to be having mobile addiction with secondary depression, kindly consult a psychiatrist on how to stop/ reduce mobile obsession and get focus back on life and relationships. All the best.
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Fregoli Syndrome Vs Capgras Syndrome - Causes + Symptoms

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry , Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
Fregoli Syndrome Vs Capgras Syndrome - Causes + Symptoms

Fregoli syndrome and Capgras syndrome are psychological disorders which cause the patients to develop delusions regarding the people around him and his social interaction. They are called delusional misidentification syndromes (DMs). Both conditions are extremely rare and are believed to develop in patients who already have other psychiatric disorders. The two conditions can be compared in the following ways:

  1. Nature of the disease: Patients with Fregoli delusion believe that the many people around him or her are actually the same person in many different disguises. Capgras syndrome, on the other hand, causes the patient to think that someone who he or she interacts with on a daily basis has been replaced by an impostor.
  2. History: Fregoli syndrome was discovered in 1927 in a woman who thought her favorite actresses were disguising themselves as her friends, her employers and even strangers. The doctors named the condition after Italian entertainer Leopoldo Fregoli who did excellent impersonations of contemporary political figures. Less than 50 cases of the disorder have been reported worldwide since then.

Capgras syndrome was discovered in 1922 by French psychiatrist Joseph Capgras. The patient claimed that identical impostors had taken the places of her husband and some of her friends. This disorder is seen more commonly in women than in men and has more reported cases than Fregoli syndrome.

What causes it?
Fregoli delusions can be caused by severe injury to the temporal and parietal areas of the brain or other neural pathways.

Capgras syndrome has more complicated neuroanatomical causes. It is often seen in patients of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and sometimes in patients of bipolar disorder and paranoia.

Symptoms behind them
The symptoms of Fregoli syndrome are delusions, visual and auditory hallucinations, cognitive defects, problems in visual memory and motor functioning.

Capgras syndrome is characterized by delusions, lack of emotional response to a familiar face, constant anxiety and depression.

Treatment
Antipsychotic medication is generally used to treat Fregoli delusions. Anti-seizure drugs and anti-depressants are prescribed to combat other symptoms of the disorder. The family members of the patient are also counselled so that they do not feel insulted by the patient's behavior.

Individualized cognitive therapy is much more beneficial in case of Capgras syndrome than medication. Habilitation therapy is a form of treatment where the patient is not repeatedly contradicted and corrected. Usually the patients' family members are made to talk to them about their mistakes gently without arguing with them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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How to get rid of depression and anger? Any food or drinking a lot of water. I am facing tough situations so please help. I am unable to move on.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Depression and anger needs to be diagnosed correctly for the type and severity and treatment protocol devised before starting. There is CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) and Antidepressants for the same. There is no scientific clinching evidence a particular food or drink will solve the problem. All the best.
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Sir/madam, am suffering from unwanted thoughts coming to mind. and I get easily bored and sometimes I feel I dont Want any relationship and also I get irritated sometimes when I spoke to some person. Even if am loving them also. please tel me y it's happening like this?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir/madam, am suffering from unwanted thoughts coming to mind. and I get easily bored and sometimes I feel I dont Wan...
It seems you have depression and antidepressant medicine will help. You also try meditation and yoga, reading books and music.
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I am 20 years old. I want to study more. I am not able to concentrate on studies. What's the reason I really don't know. Please help me out of this problem?

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. 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. Take care.
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My mother had some issues regarding the kind of dreams she had at night. They are scary and negative. Kindly help.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mother had some issues regarding the kind of dreams she had at night. They are scary and negative. Kindly help.
Dreams are a combination of our actual aspirations, imaginations, expectations, experiences, intuitions etc. Please take your mother to a counsellor. Her scary and negative dreams need to be explored further.
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Hi, I am a 26 years girl. From childhood I was taught that drinking alcohol is bad. I would dislike people who drink alcohol. Now my fiancee drinks alcohol. After relationship with me he drinks less. I mean compared to his past, its less. I mean casually some 3 to 4 times in a year. I love him a lot. But just this one thing bothers me a lot. I get angry or argue with him regarding his drinking. I am bit short tempered also. I am afraid if because of this distance might increase between him and me. Kindly suggest how to handle myself during such situation.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
You must be atleast satisfied that he has tried to control his drinking habit because of you .Love has a great power as everybody knows it,and I think your love is strong enough and this is just the start of your life.Dont abuse him or be short tempered as I think he is already trying to control and finally quit this habit.Dont try to surpass the Male Ego as he loves you very much and once out of temper you pass that threshold level ,his ego can get hurt and Males have a tendency to do opposite in that condition and in that condition as you also loves him very mush,it will become difficult for both of you to handle situations.So try to be calm and most of the wars are won with cool mind and extreme love ,so you will have to win your war with love,affection and maturity and even your fiancee will like ie and will think of you in high spirits.Best of luck.
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I am very good in studies and all but still I think I lost my concentration and even I think I am getting sleepy whenever I go to read. Please help me.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Read, recite and review again and again. Dont study when you are bored. Relax when free with friends. Take cofee when you feel sleepy.
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I am of 35 years. I have developed a tendency of forgetting things. I always feel as I have kept my official papers somewhere in downstairs. Does I have some psychiatric problem. Kindly advice me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are under a lot of stress. This is not a psychiatric problem but it can lead to one. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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4 Life Lessons to Learn from Kangana Ranaut

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
4 Life Lessons to Learn from Kangana Ranaut

Despite being an outsider in the industry, Kangana Ranaut has made her mark in Bollywood. The 'Queen of Bollywood' bagged the National Award in the best actress category for the third time for her double act in the commercial hit Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Ranaut is one of the highest paid actresses in India and is known for playing emotionally intense roles in films like Gangster and Woh Lamhe. But behind the fame and the glory, lies a story of struggle and constant perseverance. Kangana's rise to fame did not happen overnight, and her travails and triumphs have quite a few important lessons stored for all of us.

Here are 4 inspiring life lessons to take away from Kangana's real life story.

1. Be Yourself - 
Accept yourself and embrace the person you are. Making desperate attempts to fit in a social circle or trying to make people like you could turn depressing. Be yourself and don't compromise on your identity and be afraid to have a mind of your own. Kangana has constantly inspired us to be rebellious and to question stereotypes and sexism.

'People in the industry treated me like I didn't deserve to be spoken to and I was some unwanted object. I couldn't speak English fluently and people made fun of me for that. So dealing with rejection became a part of life...Today, when people say that I have made it and made it on my own.'

She said on an interview with Daily News and Analysis

2. Deal with your relationship problems - Stop tolerating abuse. Your partner is supposed to love and support you and not hurt you physically or emotionally. Don't be afraid of getting out of a relationship. It might be difficult and hard to deal with but it's best to get over with and start afresh. Ranaut was in a relationship with Aditya Pancholi, which turned sour after he assaulted her. Later she was also in a relationship with Adhyayan Suman and Nicholas Lafferty, an English doctor, which did not last either, but she always moved on with her head held high, personifying dignity.

3. Beat the odds - There might situations when your family does not support your career choices but don't let that stop you from going ahead with it. Believe in yourself and work hard on your goals. Kangana Ranaut inspires us to not give up easily. In spite of being an industry outsider, Ranaut made her mark with remarkable performances in Fashion, Queen, Woh Lamhe and Tanu Weds Manu. She quit pursuing medical and went for modeling instead and refused to take financial aid from her father. In short, don't give up on your dreams no matter how difficult it gets.

4. There is no end to learning - You can always continue with your interests even if you have a very busy professional life. Make time for your hobbies and interests as they expand your outlook. Ranaut learns Kathak as she enjoys dancing and considers it as a form of therapy. She also did a course on the technical aspects of filmmaking from New York Film Academy. She did not let her stardom affect her personal interests and wants to have a normal life.

'I don't want to lose my rights as a common person to learn and grow'

She said on an interview with Filmfare.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Saif and Kareena Show How to Bridge the Age Gap Perfectly in Relationships

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Hello sir how to develop my thinking skills upgrade my brain is pain so what I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello sir how to develop my thinking skills upgrade my brain is pain so what I do?
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I lost some body and im depressed of that case so tell me how will I come out from depression of that accident?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I lost some body and im depressed of that case so tell me how will I come out from depression of that accident?
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remindy will be helpful.
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Sir I have a serious problem when ever I meat a girl in our institute or any other place automatically my thinking was worst I think negative thoughts and the reality is what ever I think automatically its going beyond my brain mns girls were listen my thoughts clearly and my confidence level were more down because my liver is weak thats why what ever I thought its beyond my brain and every body were listening me. When ever I talk to my self in my brain every person was told me that look he gona made he talking to himself and the fact is i'm just thinking why my thinking is so strong sir because of liver weak or i'm listing songs in my hand free so that will harm my brain please suggest me some medicine i'm so thank full to you.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Sir I have a serious problem when ever I meat a girl in our institute or any other place automatically my thinking wa...
You are not talking with girls. When you talk there is nothing. You feel inferior yourself. Anybody in this age like that. We talk so many girls about sexual problems directly. But we never get negative thoughts. You are not talking. You are imaging yourself wrongly. For that reason you are getting negative thoughts. When you talk with them. You feel yourself there is nothing. After talking everybody feels there is nothing. After that we dislike to talk with girls. Better to make friendly relationships with girls. Then you do not have negative thoughts. Nobody listen or feel or think yourself. They have their own work. In this world everybody is busy they do not have time to think about yourself. Everything is your poor imagination. When you talk friendly everything gone. After you feel bore. So better to make freindly relations with girls. Listening songs is very good. Be sociable and be freidly with others. Best of luck.
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Hello sir, I am 27 year old male. I have a strange problem which suffers me a lot mentally. My thoughts are not healthy and not constant. It seems my mind habituated to think negatively in every single thought. Give a situation, my mind use to think of negative side of it. May be this is the reason why i am very low in confidence and i am not able memorize what i read. Also i am not as energetic as others who are of my age. I am always dull and could not concentrate on anything. Please suggest any remedies. Thank you

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
We are all creatures of habit. If you form a regular pattern of thinking in the negative, then that is what you will tend to do. Perhaps it gives you satisfaction to be negatively oriented. Of course this will make you miserable because you are so focused on what is not there than what is there. You must now cultivate a positive outlook. Willfully chose to see the good side of things in life. This is a practice that will get perfect over a period of time, if you are consistent. You can see that it is demoralizing you, and you are suffering from memory problems. I have some exercises that will help. Exercise the positive by talking to someone and ask them to confront you each time you focus on the negative aspect. I don?t know if you are critical too. That will cause a social problem of isolation because people will not like to be with you or befriend you. This will then disturb you and make you more negative ? a vicious circle. Is this a family trait or where there influences in your upbringing that has contributed to this tendency. If so, work with a counselor to find the cause and to deal with it.
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Super Fact of the Day: You can hold a person's hands to beat stress!

General Physician, Hyderabad
Super Fact of the Day: You can hold a person's hands to beat stress!

If you're loved one or friend is stressed out, reduce his stress by holding that person's hands. Research has found that holding hands can significantly reduce a person's stress levels as it lowers cortisol (stress hormone) production, and increases the production of oxytocin, the love hormone.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
 

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I am forgetting things easily now a days, like meeting people and then not remembering the name and the event as a whole, reading something and at the time of revision, finding it all new. Because of that I am in tension and that is causing anxiety and depression. What shall I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Tension and anxiety will make you forget things and keep a calm and relaxed mind. Do meditationn and yoga.
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I have bad habit to chewing gutkha I want to leave it. I always afraid that I have throat cancer. please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are afraid of throat cancer you can always go for a check up and dispel your fears once and for all if there is no concern. Living in the fear of it when there are check ups to be done is really living with unnecessary stress! Gutkha products are both very dangerous. I am so glad that your intention is to quit this habit. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. The tobacco product will therefore have addictive components to it. It may feel like you can’t stop but that is really not true. If you do not try, then it will never happen. You must try and try again until you succeed. The problem with addiction is that you have this product which is conditioned to various events in your daily life and as such it will make it difficult but not impossible. You could work with an addiction counselor to help you process the rehabilitation. It is important to first find out about the ill-effects of tobacco use to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary and true. The nicotine in tobacco stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. You need to replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the tobacco drive reduces, substantially. Both will help but I am inclined to favor the gum because it is an oral habit and it will occupy the mouth just as though you were still chewing tobacco. When you want it will be easier to give up the gum. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-users for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit consuming Gutkha. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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