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Erattupetta Clinic

Psychiatrist Clinic

CCM buildings Erattupetta Kottayam
1 Doctor · ₹200
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Erattupetta Clinic is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. Arun Nandanath, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Kottayam . Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 96 patients.

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5 Ways to Tackle a Depressed Family Member!

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN HOMOEOPATHIC CARDIOLOGY, M.D.(HOMOEO.)PSYCHIATRY, B.H.M.S.(BACHELOR OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE & SURGERY.)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
5 Ways to Tackle a Depressed Family Member!

Depression follows the trajectory opposite to contentment. It has adverse effects on a person's mental and physical health. Being depressive is not a choice; it is a condition. The fact that despondency is not an elected way of life is a mystery to many. People surrounding a depressed person should make conscious efforts in treating them with love and dignity. Subjecting a person to strict deadlines, stringent rules or excessive pressure could worsen their situation.   

Ways to tackle a depressed family member:

  1. Create occasions to enjoy a hearty laugh: If you have a family member suffering from depression you should probably share the benefits of laughter with him or her. Laughter is the best medicine to remedy acute depression. Look for opportunities to crack a joke or make the concerned person play with a pet. You can also take the person to watch humorous movies.
  2. "You are impossible" is the worst way of approaching a problem: In many cases a depressed person is reported with instances of negativity. Though the expressed negativity makes you feel morbid, do not give up on your family member. The person involuntarily finds reasons to feel hopeless. You should never think the case is beyond any kind of betterment.  
  3. Keep them in a positive environment: Positive ideas can counter dejection. Help the person plan for a great future. Lay stress on how important that person is to you and to the world in general. Keeping one's mind creatively occupied can prove to be effective. Music or any other passion for that matter can help a person get over phases of depression.
  4. You should not associate depression with perpetual sadness: Depression can have plenty of symptoms. The symptoms vary from one person to another. While some people lack in motivation some might want to harm themselves or others. Many become a recluse. The minute you associate depression with sadness you limit your overview of the actual problem.  
  5. Help the family member take his or her medicines diligently: While counseling helps a few patients of depression some others require medication. A bout of depression will dissuade a person from sticking to his or her medical routine. As a loved one it is your due responsibility to persuade him or her to take medicines regularly.
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Dyslexia - 9 Signs That Your Kid is Suffering from it!

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dyslexia - 9 Signs That Your Kid is Suffering from it!

Raising a child with dyslexia can stir up a lot of emotions. You may look ahead and wonder if this learning issue will affect your child's future. But dyslexia is not a prediction of failure. Dyslexia is quite common, and many successful individuals have dyslexia.

Research has proven that there are different ways of teaching that can help people with dyslexia succeed. There's a lot you can do as a parent too.


 

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

Because dyslexia affects some people more severely than others, your child's symptoms may look different from those in another child. Some kids with dyslexia have trouble with reading and spelling. Others may struggle to write or to tell left from right.

Dyslexia can also make it difficult for people to express themselves clearly. It can be hard for them to structure their thoughts during conversation. They may have trouble finding the right words to say.

Others struggle to understand what they're hearing. This is especially true when someone uses nonliteral language such as jokes and sarcasm.

The signs you see may also look different at various ages. Some of the warning signs for dyslexia, such as a speech delay, appear before a child reaches kindergarten. More often, though, dyslexia is identified in grade school. As schoolwork gets more demanding, trouble processing language becomes more apparent.


 

Here are some signs to look out for:

  1. Warning Signs in Preschool or Kindergarten

  2. Has trouble recognizing the letters of the alphabet

  3. Struggles to match letters to sounds, such as not knowing what sounds b or h make

  4. Has difficulty blending sounds into words, such as connecting C-H-A-T to the word chat

  5. Struggles to pronounce words correctly, such as saying 'mawn lower' instead of 'lawn mower'

  6. Has difficulty learning new words

  7. Has a smaller vocabulary than other kids the same age

  8. Has trouble learning to count or say the days of the week and other common word sequences

  9. Has trouble rhyming


 

Warning Signs in Grade School or Middle School

  1. Struggles with reading and spelling

  2. Confuses the order of letters, such as writing 'left' instead of 'felt'

  3. Has trouble remembering facts and numbers

  4. Has difficulty gripping a pencil

  5. Has difficulty using proper grammar

  6. Has trouble learning new skills and relies heavily on memorization

  7. Gets tripped up by word problems in math

  8. Has a tough time sounding out unfamiliar words

  9. Has trouble following a sequence of directions


 

Warning Signs in High School

  1. Struggles with reading out loud

  2. Doesn't read at the expected grade level

  3. Has trouble understanding jokes or idioms

  4. Has difficulty organizing and managing time

  5. Struggles to summarize a story

  6. Has difficulty learning a foreign language


 

Skills that are affected by Dyslexia:

Dyslexia doesn't just affect reading and writing. Here are some everyday skills and activities your child may be struggling with because of this learning issue:


 

General:

  1. Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.

  2. Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem."

  3. Isn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting.

  4. High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.

  5. Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.

  6. Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.

  7. Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.

  8. Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer."

  9. Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.


 

Vision, Reading, and Spelling Skills:

  1. Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.

  2. Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.

  3. Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.

  4. Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying.

  5. Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem.

  6. Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision.


 

Reads and rereads with little comprehension:

  1. Spells phonetically and inconsistently.

  2. Hearing and Speech Skills

  3. Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.

  4. Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.


 

Writing and Motor Skills:

  1. Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.

  2. Clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball or team sports; difficulties with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks; prone to motion-sickness.

  3. Can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under.

  4. Math and Time Management Skills

  5. Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time.

  6. Computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can't do it on paper.

  7. Can count, but has difficulty counting objects and dealing with money.

  8. Can do arithmetic, but fails word problems; cannot grasp algebra or higher math.


 

Memory and Cognition:

  1. Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.

  2. Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.

  3. Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue).

  4. Behavior, Health, Development and Personality

  5. Extremely disorderly or compulsively orderly.

  6. Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet.

  7. Had unusually early or late developmental stages (talking, crawling, walking, tying shoes).

  8. Prone to ear infections; sensitive to foods, additives, and chemical products.

  9. Can be an extra deep or light sleeper; bedwetting beyond appropriate age.

  10. Unusually high or low tolerance for pain.

  11. Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.


 

What can be done at home for dyslexia?

Helping your child with dyslexia can be a challenge, particularly if you're never been confident in your own reading and writing skills. But you don't have to be an expert to help work on certain skills or strengthen your child's self-esteem.

Keep in mind that kids (and families) are all different, so not all options will work for you. Don't panic if the first strategies you try aren't effective. You may need to try several approaches to find what works best for your child. Here are some things you can try at home:

  • Read out loud every day

  • Tap into your child's interests

  • Use audiobooks

  • Look for apps and other high-tech help

  • Focus on effort, not outcome

  • Make your home reader-friendly

  • Boost confidence


 

What can make the journey easier?

Dyslexia can present challenges for your child and for you. But with the proper support, almost all people with dyslexia can become accurate readers. Your involvement will help tremendously.

Wherever you are in your journey, whether you're just starting out or are well on your way, this site can help you find more ways to support your child. Here are a few things that can help make the journey easier:

  • Connect with other parents. Remember that you're not alone. Use our safe online community to find parents like you.

  • Get behavior advice. Parenting Coach offers expert-approved strategies on a variety of issues that can affect children with dyslexia, including trouble with time management, anxiety and fear, frustration and low self-esteem.

  • Build a support plan. Come up with a game plan and anticipate what lies ahead.

Understanding dyslexia and looking for ways to help your child is an important first step. There's a lot you can do just don't feel you have to do everything all at once. Pace yourself. If you try a bunch of strategies at the same time, it might be hard to figure out which ones are working. And do your best to stay positive. Your love and support can make a big difference in your child's life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can opt for appointments at clinic or online over here.

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The Diabetes-Depression Connection

MD - Diabetology, MBBS
Diabetologist, Surat
The Diabetes-Depression Connection

According to most experts, Depression and Diabetes have been intricately connected in a vicious cycle. While the prolonged and sustaining nature of diabetes directly makes one vulnerable to the bouts of depression, doctors tend to locate traces of depression in the family history of an individual in order to diagnose the roots of diabetes. It won't be too far-fetched to state that both causes as well as affects the other.

If you have diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, you have an increased risk of developing depression. And if you're depressed, you may have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that diabetes and depression can be treated together. And effectively managing one can have a positive effect on the other.

How Diabetes and Depression Correlated?                    
There are myriad ways in which diabetes affects depression and vice versa.

Firstly, tackling such a long drawn disease and its various pitfalls might cause a lot of anxiety to one and lead to depression. Whereas on the other hand, depression reduces the zeal to live and thus results in poor lifestyle choices which in turn causes weight gain, unhealthy food habits, physical inactivity. As we are well aware, all these have the potential to wreak havoc for any patient of diabetes. 

Similarly, diabetes ushers in various other health complications, adversely impacting one's productivity. This may cause depression in a lot of people. 

On the flipside, depression impedes one's ability and enthusiasm to work or communicate, this in turn intervenes with one's monitoring of diabetes. Since these two extremely malevolent diseases have such close connections, medical science recommends ways to grapple with both. The rigors of managing diabetes can be stressful and lead to symptoms of depression.

Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression.

Depression affects your ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly. This can interfere with your ability to successfully manage diabetes.

Treatment: Depression is just like any other illness, it can be treated. Treatment can lift the depression and improve diabetes control.

Looking after your diabetes will help decrease the risk of getting depression. If you already have depression, good diabetes management will help lessen the negative impacts it can have. Depression is no different to any of the other complication of diabetes. It is a genuine illness for which you need to seek help and support from health professionals.

The treatment for depression and diabetes involves a coordinated approach that monitors both diabetes control and the symptoms of depression. It is about finding the treatment that works best for each person. For example, people with diabetes and mild depression may find that regular physical activity improves depressed moods and also helps control blood glucose levels.

Helping Yourself.

If you suspect you might have depression, take control of your health by:

  • Going to a doctor or other health professional
  • Getting involved in social activities
  • Engaging in regular moderate physical activity
  • Learning about depression and diabetes
  • Very particular about medicines prescribed for Diabetes
  • Eating healthily and including a wide variety of nutritious foods
  • Achieving and maintaining healthy weight
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Getting help, support and encouragement from family and friends
  • Asking your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I am last 10 month suffering from social anxiety disorder. Pls suggest full relief treatment.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am last 10 month suffering from social anxiety disorder. Pls suggest full relief treatment.
Social anxiety cannot be overcome within 1 or 2 days. It is a step by step process which you have to carry out. Firstly you have to start meeting strangers and initiate talking to them. Make friends and talk to them. Slowly you have to increase the number of people you meet and start a conversation with them. To start a conversation, ask their name, their hobbies and about them. Try to give a speech when there are 2 or more people. In this way you can slowly build your confidence and overcome social anxiety.
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Hi sir my mind is make negative images of sex ya Ed and I feel low self esteem what I do sir.

MBBS, DGO, MRSH, DGO,
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi sir my mind is make negative images of sex ya Ed and I feel low self esteem what I do sir.
Get counselling done and don't watch porn stuff, you definitely need moral support, motivational guidance and counseling.
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My grandfather is 83 years old 3 days back he become ill and after treatment he is well now but speaking a lot which is unusual for us, even not getting a sound sleep and even if he take a nap after waking says Anything strange like. Someone is pulling his legs, children are playing on stairs and all. Please help me.

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
My grandfather is 83 years old 3 days back he become ill and after treatment he is well now but speaking a lot which ...
Hi lybrate-user, Actually, in this age, a person become very sensitive, emotional, low confidence. Need attention, care.some person may have some psychological issues. So just take care to himself as well as your grandfather. Be assure that you are with him. If you want, you can consult me and discussed your problem. I could help you overcome this problem completely, at one consultation itself if you feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me when you find difficulty to manage, if you feel this one suggestion will help you no problem.
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I lost same body close lost year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost same body close lost year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please...
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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My age age is 22. I have problem of stammering. So help me to came out this problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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Schizophrenia - Can Biochemical Factors be the Cause Behind it?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Schizophrenia -  Can Biochemical Factors be the Cause Behind it?

Schizophrenia is a disease of the mind that is usually degenerative in nature. The complex disorder is generally characterized by symptoms, such as delusions, hallucinations (both auditory and visual) and disturbances in speech and is usually chronic in nature. The symptoms are not regular and can appear at any point of time. So it is highly possible that a person suffering from schizophrenia may sometimes bear resemblance to any other normal person and all of a sudden, might exhibit symptoms typical of Schizophrenia.

The causes of Schizophrenia include:

  1. Brain Dysfunction: Abnormalities in the cerebral cortex (the cerebrum’s outer covering that is vital in regulating consciousness) of the brain is the most common cause of this disorder. This is due to the presence of abnormally enlarged ventricles in that region. The decreased brain size owing to the enlarged ventricles is often related to the hallucinations and delusions experienced by schizophrenics.
  2. Genetic Factors: Studies have also stated ‘genetics’ to be an important cause behind this disorder. Closer the family ties, higher the risks of transmitting the disorder.
  3. Biochemical Factors: More than one neurotransmitter is being targeted by recent drugs to control schizophrenia.


Symptoms which most people do not experience normally, but are found in people diagnosed with schizophrenia are said to be positive symptoms. They are:

  1. Hallucinations: These are sensory experiences of things that do not exist outside the mind. Hallucinations usually manifest in the form of auditory or visual images.
  2. Delusions: Delusions on the other hand are false beliefs one has about oneself. Delusions are of 3 major types:
    • Grandeur: Wherein the person imagines himself to be a famous personality
    • Persecution: The belief that somebody somewhere is plotting against you and the whole world is going to get you.
    • Control: The belief that a larger force, let’s say a witch, a demon or even a duck for that matter is controlling your actions.

These positive symptoms generally respond well to medications.
In addition to this, schizophrenics think and speak differently than the rest of the society. They jump from idea to idea, lose track of speech mid-way and often speak in fragmented and haphazardly joined sentences. They are, in fact, unable to fix their attention on anything in particular.
Examples of the most common negative symptoms include:

  1. The flat effect: The individual basically shows no facial expression and always has a flat emotionless mask on while staring into space. At times, they have inappropriate reactions to situations. Example - they might laugh at somebody's death and cry ad get angry when something good happens. 
  2. Avolition: This condition occurs when the individual just sit for hours doing nothing as well as behaves in a way lacking any motivation or enthusiasm.
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Hello mam I am in depression. Because of no talk with myelder sister I am totally dependent on my sister I unable to do daily work without her advice I argue her to stay with me I have always felling of separation Sometimes I am clinging. I can't take decisions with out her. I HV fear of separation. She says me that brother I will always there but I am forced her to talk in every hour.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello mam
I am in depression. Because of no talk with myelder sister
I am totally dependent on my sister
I unable to ...
This level of dependence is too much and you must learn to detach from her to this extent. You could work with a counselor to become independent and self dependent. You can also do that by assessing your capabilities in a more realistic manner and discover your ability to make and take decisions. In time, with some practice, you will be able to get it. YOu can also see what skills yoru sister uses to help you and you can do the same. It has been a long time and I am sure if you truly introspect you will be able to know the ways of your sister.
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Sir I am 22 years old male. I was suffering from depression from past 6 yrs. Usually this stress starts like I have psoriasis for past 8 years I was thinking about that when it will cure I causes me more stress. I can't able to come out from stress. I can't able to think and to speak properly with other. Due to this I was addicted to masturbating daily. How to get relief from this stress. I saw in Internet that the left handers usually fall in depression .I am left handers whether it is true sir. How to get solutions from this problem sir.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sir I am 22 years old male. I was suffering from depression from past 6 yrs. Usually this stress starts like I have p...
Dear lybrate-user, Psoriasis is a chronic recurrent skin disorder. You are already under treatment. You know the treatment when it recurs. So be confident that you can take treatment, if it recurs. Stress precipitates psoriasis. So manage your stress by relaxation therapy which clinical psychologist will help you to learn. Alternately you can learn yoga and pranayama from any yoga teacher. Do not worry about masturbation. Temporarily it relieves stress. Do it, till you learn other methods of stress management. That is nothing that you can do if you are a left hander. Accept that you are a left hander and live like any other left hander. That is not true that left handers fall in depression. Anyone can become depressed - whether right handed or left handed.
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Before 4 years: IT was before 4 years that my mother took me to a psychiatrist for a consultation since I was slow and he recommended me for a "architol" injection, the medicine reacted in the night, my heart beat went up and my whole body (left side) paralyzed the next morning, it stayed till the next night Then we saw a doctor the next day who gave me "pacitane" and my body became normal. Now 2017: Now after 4 years I sometimes get panic attacks and unable to do concentrate without sleep, have nervousness, sometimes unable to eat food also due to GERD, Unable to bear a extreme hot weather, still my left side is sometimes shivering, my breathing is long and feels heavy-hard to breatheVisited a psychiatrist once again and he had done all tests post which he said I have anxiety, has recommended "Tolaz 10 md" which I have taken for 6 months, it puts me to sleep, makes me tired and is helping only a little, This is a issue where not even my friends, wife or relatives are unable to understand as I'm looking and doing this fine, but unable to focus at work, not feeling appetite. I have not been having a job for sometime now. Is this a heart problem.

M.D in Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Before 4 years: IT was before 4 years that my mother took me to a psychiatrist for a consultation since I was slow an...
lybrate-user, I am not able to understand you fully or atleast to a reasonable extent. The complaints you mentioned and the drug tolaz, do not match. But definitely you don't have a heart problem. With out seeing you I can not advice further.
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Madam since I'm suffering from 3 months when I sit for more than 1 hour my pain is very severe I can't concentrate on my studies please help me.

Physiotherapist, Latur
-You need proper posture correction for sitting Have a look on my health tip about posture and understand proper sitting posture. -avoid long time sitting in one position,keep changing your postion recurrently. -Do stretching whenever u take a break. -the chair or table u use for sitting should be of accurate height so that you dont have to bend so much, it should have proper cushioning and armrests. this corrections will help u a lot. Thanku
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Diagnosed with ocd .on daxid 250 mg, sizodon 0.5 mg once in the night and twice in the morning and ativan 1.25 mg in bits and pieces depending on when I feel agitated and feel a searing pain in my legs and an intense feeling of helplessness.in the morning I feel very down and have to have a bit of ativan to feel normal and the searing pain dies down .I have the two sizodon 0.5 mg and one David 100 before I go to office. Towards the end of office I feel uneasy and before sleep I have 100 mg daxid and one sizodon 0.5 mg. I am forced to take half a daxid I.e 50 mg early in the morning at about 4 to feel normal. I do not think the combination is working effectively .can you suggest a better combination which removes this low feeling and this feeling of agitatedmess and my down cast hopelessness mood. And this searing pain in my legs.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, You are under a psychiatrist who has been treating you with Daxid, Ativan and Sizodon combination. Please consult her/him again with your concern. She/he may increase your Daxid dose or add another tablet for your OCD or add therapy (ERP) Since you have to attend to your work at office, powerful tranquilizers can not be given in the mornings. Most of OCD and Depression symptoms worsen in the mornings. All these tablets take some weeks to show improvement. Please consult a physician for your searing pain in your legs. It is not due to OCD.
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Male 28 yrs, from past 2-3 months my behaviour is very aggressive like suddenly I become hopeless, short temper, aggressive. Sometime in anger I hit wall so badly then suddenly I start crying then thinking of suicide, feeling of loneliness, want to run way so far from everyone. Also from past 2 weeks having headache from evening to morning. Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. Since you are saying that the problem is happening for last three months and has not been your general nature, there is reason to suspect that a psychological disorder is playing a role and it is not merely a part of your personality. Depression can often present in this manner and an evaluation for the same is certainly warranted. Many other related psychological conditions also merit consideration and evaluation. Although the problems will eventually get better (about which there is not much doubt), for the time being it is causing a lot of distress. Treatment can be done with counseling or psychotherapy, with or without additional medicines based on the exact diagnosis and severity. I suggest that you should meet an expert in your locality for problems like this and chalk out the exact plan. The idea of suggesting certain tips or medicines online or over phone may seem tempting but in reality, in situations such as this where the exact diagnosis and severity is not clear, can become very problematic. So, I suggest that you put this plan into action and I can say with reasonable certainty that you will get better soon. Take care!
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Suffering from anxiety frm last 1 year having palpitation hot flashes n headache under medication of zapiz 0.5 mg n veniz de 75 at nyt bt wen I dnt take medicine d problem starts again fear or nt taking medicine do suggest ne wat shall I do.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Suffering from anxiety frm last 1 year having palpitation hot flashes n headache under medication of zapiz 0.5 mg n v...
Many a times for anxiety disorder, you need to take long term medications. So kindly consult your psychiatrist regularly and take them as advised. Newer desvenlafaxine has come, which controls anxiety better then plain venlafaxine. Discuss with your psychiatrist. All the best.
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I suffer from depression for a long time, feel stressed most of the time with frequent bouts of severe panic. I have become very timid and withdrawn that I have been facing a diminishing financial profile, worsening relations and naturally a target of predatory minds many times. It is so debilitating that I can't finish my masters degree and totally dysfunctional that I couldn't do simple things let alone pursue a career and have a family. I was among the toppers in my school till plus two, highly motivated and popular with great expectations in my extended relations and friends for my talent including that in fine arts. I had to go through Meningitis subsequently along with demise of my Grandma who had been the pillar of strength after the sudden death of my mom. The events took a nose dive since then with education taking backseat and my failing to cope with peer pressure in education. I have severe aversion to food and disturbed sleep pattern which make the condition even worse. I have been on medication for the past 24 years, I think I became psychologically and physically dependant on those medicines with their adverse effects getting more potent by the day. I'm single with almost no close relatives and with very few friends need to know if there are any treatments with prognosis however little good it is? I am completely disenchanted with life and having ideas of suicide getting more frequent gaining strength by every passing momentThank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suffer from depression for a long time, feel stressed most of the time with frequent bouts of severe panic. I have ...
Your problem is that you have not sought counseling in tandem with the medication. You need to combine these two therapies to get the best results. When you were doing yoru plus two you would have been in your late teens: a time when hormonal imbalances and resolving all childhood issues that failed to get adequate attention. Because it has likely begun at that time, it is certain that an unresolved issue from childhood is a matter to contend with in therapy. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am 25 years old n I am a mba student. As I am normal guy I am not able to concentrate more on studies rather my attention diverts towards gals n nw my mind is more thinking of loosing virginity all d time? So is this is right time fa to do n I can not even do tat because I hate to ly down wit bitches or call gals as I do not have any girl friend so wat is the best way to get out of this n concentrate on studies?

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
Sex thoughts, Sex addiction, masturbation addiction, porn films addiction etc comes under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social or financial well-being. Behavior addiction needs to be curbed or controlled using your own self will power. Diverting your mind and body away from the circumstances which compels you for the addictive habit, with the help of physical exercises, games, entertainment etc can help you. Never sleep alone. Be always with your family even at night etc are some other tips. Willpower is the key always. Behavioral therapy also works well. Take care.
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Hi I am 40 years old and I was having a mild depression for which I was taking the medicine pari cr .25 with one supplement for the last 1 years but gradually I stopped taking these medicine for the 7 to 8 months approx I was feeling perfectly ok but for the last three four days I am not feeling comfortable as again the fear is there in my mind or is it the anxiety I am not figuring it out and I don't want to start these medicines again can anybody suggest me some natural way to curb this feeling helpless pls suggest.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hi I am 40 years old and I was having a mild depression for which I was taking the medicine pari cr .25 with one supp...
Hello Mr. Wadhwa, You can try these tips : Practice Deep breathing Eat healthy - Leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and juices, walnuts. A good night sleep is must. Walk everyday in greenery. No to coffee and NO to alcohol. For anxiety you can take counselling sessions also. Since you are a hypertension patient please ask your doctor first if you can do all these exercises. and I suggest you not to stop medicines without your doctor's consent. Thanks, Archana Narwani
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I am talking myself in nights while sleeping. Please tell me how to get rid of it?

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
I am talking myself in nights while sleeping. Please tell me how to get rid of it?
Dear user. Sleep talking, or somniloquy, is the act of speaking during sleep. It's a type of parasomnia -- an abnormal behavior that takes place during sleep. It's a very common occurrence and is not usually considered a medical problem. Ignore it for better results. Take care.
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