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Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Alprazolam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet is an effective drug prescribed to patients who have panic disorders and anxiety disorders as a result of depression. The drug controls the levels of certain unbalanced chemicals released by the brain in patients who suffer from depression. Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet is a part of a group of medicines which go by the name of benzodiazepine. This class of drugs work in a way through which they calm the brain and the central nervous system, preventing panic attacks.

The drug is meant for oral consumption and should not be chewed or swallowed whole. Allow the tablet to dissolve when you place it in your mouth before gulping it down. In case you are taking the liquid form of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet, measure it properly and only take the dosage that has been prescribed. This drug can become addictive, thus it should be kept away from individuals who have a history of drug addiction.

Before you start the drug be sure to research some general information about it. For instance, the drug is not meant for patients who suffer from problems like glaucoma and allergies. Inform your doctor if you have health issues like epileptic seizures, asthma, suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, addiction to alcohol or drugs or take narcotic medication, to ensure if Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet is safe for consumption. Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet can result in birth defects. Therefore it cannot be taken by pregnant women. Traces of the drug has been found in breast milk too and can have a negative impact on the infant. Thus, nursing mothers are also advised not to take Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet.

Some side effects of the drug include tiredness, feeling sleepy, memory issues, and developing anxiousness. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is also a common side effect of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet .

Misuse of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet can result in over dosage and even death in extreme cases.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Uneasiness, difficulty in sleeping, sweating of hands and feet are some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder.
Panic disorder
Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of the panic disorder. Sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands are some of the symptoms of panic disorder.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines.
Azole antifungal agents
Avoid taking this medicine If you are using azole antifungal agents like Ketoconazole and Itraconazole. These medicines will increase the concentration of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet by increasing its availability in the body.
In addition to its intended effect, Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Changes in pattern of speech Major Common
Unsteadiness Major Common
Loss of coordination Major Common
Drowsiness Major Common
Blurred vision Major Less Common
Abdominal pain Major Less Common
Difficulty or painful urination Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Chest pain Major Rare
Sleeplessness Major Rare
Irregular menstrual periods Minor Common
Decreased appetite Minor Common
Weight loss Minor Common
Double vision Minor Less Common
Sudden sweating Minor Less Common
Acid or sour stomach Minor Rare
Heartburn Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 44 hours for an immediate release tablet and 52 hours for an extended release tablet / disintegrating tablet.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect can be observed in 1 to 2 hours for an immediate release tablet, 1.5 to 2 hours for a disintegrating tablet and 9 hours for an extended release tablet.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly required under the supervision of the doctor.
Is it habit forming?
Habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is known to excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Strides Shasun Limited
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
United States
Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet, like other benzodiazepines, has a high affinity for the benzodiazepine binding site in the brain. It facilitates the inhibitory neurotransmitter action of gamma-aminobutyric acid, which mediates both pre- and post-synaptic inhibition in the central nervous system (CNS)
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Glaucoma Major
Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet is known to increase the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is contraindicated in acute narrow-angle glaucoma which is an eye disorder.
Seizure disorders Major
The sudden stop of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet may cause withdrawal effects and can precipitate seizures. The dose should be reduced gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Acute alcohol intoxication Major
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of depression and breathlessness.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grape fruit juice Moderate
Grapefruit juice should be consumed with Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet. Alternatively, you can consume orange juice which does not affect the medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Cetirizine Moderate
Use of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet with cetirizine or levocetirizine should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Metoclopramide Moderate
Use of Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet with metoclopramide should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Opioids Major
Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and hypotension is necessary.
Azole antifungal agents Major
Azole antifungal agents like ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided when you are Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet due to the risk of increased concentrations of the medicine in the body which may cause increased sedation and changes in ECG. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines when you are prescribed with Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet. If coadministration is needed then alternative medicines like lorazepam and oxazepam could be considered.
Antihypertensives Moderate
You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
What are you using Quiet 0.25 MG Tablet for?
Panic disorder
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Blurred vision
Uncoordinated body movements
Changes in pattern of speech
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I am suffering social anxiety disorder from last 3 years.In the college when sir starts roll coll I cannot response on this moment. Even when sir ask about my intro then I cannot speak any word.In the stage in front of many people I cannot perform. I am totally mentally depressed.In this situation what can I do?

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir I am suffering social anxiety disorder from last 3 years.In the college when sir starts roll coll I cannot respon...
Hie lybrate-user. Social anxiety is more than just shyness or fear. Social anxiety begins with a fear of being judged negatively and results in self-consciousness and avoidance of social situations. Many people with social anxiety disorder often avoid situations which make them feel as though others will notice their anxiety and they will become humiliated. Social anxiety disorder leaves a high risk for substance abuse and depression due to attempts at trying to self-medicate. If you are experiencing social anxiety or feel as though you may have social anxiety and would like to seek treatment, visit your primary care physician for more options. You may also take the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) to assess the way social phobia may be affecting your life. Managing Your Social Anxiety i) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy One of the most important things you can do is work with a therapist. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be an effective alternative to drug therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapists focus on your behavior and what you are thinking to change negative thoughts into positive thoughts, and negative behavior into positive behavior. The most common behavior problem for people with social anxiety is avoidance. Many will avoid situations in which their anxiety is provoked. Working with a CBT helps the individual approach social situations to realize that nothing bad is going to happen, this reduces anxious feelings. It also creates a personality for the person to face her fears and realize that her fears do not control her. Ii) Create a Hierarchy of Fear This is another way to face your fears and take back control of your life. Creating a hierarchy of fears is a technique that allows you to recognize the things that give you anxiety. It works by creating a list of all the things that give you anxiety and ranking them in order of least anxiety provoking to most anxiety provoking. Then, beginning with the least anxiety-provoking occasion or behavior, you expose yourself to it. As you master each item on your list, you move up the “ladder” until you can participate in the most anxiety provoking occasion or behavior without anxiety symptoms. Eliminate Safety Behaviors Many people with social anxiety have created safety behaviors that attempt to suppress their anxious feelings and create less humiliation. These types of behaviors vary from complete avoidance of situations, avoidance of eye contact, and extreme use of drugs and alcohol to conversation rehearsal and fast-talking. These behaviors are used to eliminate the anxiety that occurs from everyday situations which normally cause extreme stress in individuals with social anxiety disorder. The belief here is that these behaviors will “save” the individual. The problem with these behaviors is that they become a mechanism and a lifestyle in which a person believes the only way to get through certain situations is by performing the behavior. Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation is a popular technique for reducing the feelings of anxiety, stress and other tensions. Meditation is an amazing way to calm down, focus your mind, and center your thoughts. Practicing breathing techniques can help relax your mind and body, and stop those thoughts that are racing and raising your anxiety. Meditation is not as complicated as it sounds. There are plenty of guided meditation video clips and audio across the internet. It is important when meditating to do so in a quiet place, away from distractions, while keeping your eyes closed to further block out any disturbances. You can notice a tremendous difference in your mental health through as little as 10 minutes of meditation a day. Mindfulness is the practice of being aware and doing nothing about it, paying attention on purpose, and being in the present moment non-judgmentally. This means feeling your anxiety and not shutting it off. It is paying attention to every thought, emotion, and sensation your body feels. It takes practice but it is not impossible. Mindfulness allows your body to build emotional tolerance as well as allows you to choose your reaction. Permitting uncomfortable feelings to come and then choosing how to deal with them gives you power over anxiety and not anxiety power of you. Practice Self-Love and Self-Acceptance Humiliation plays a leading role in social anxiety, and safety behaviors are sometimes used to try to eliminate humiliating experiences. Being yourself and accepting who you are is a sure way to manage the self-esteem aspect of social anxiety. It is safe to say that negative self-esteem can stir feelings of anxiety in social situations. If you don’t think highly of yourself you won’t expect others to either. Low self-esteem may also cause you to believe any negative thoughts accompanied with your anxiety. The best way to get rid of these negative thoughts and feelings about yourself is to change them into positive ones! Embrace the things that make you unique, the good and the bad. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses but don’t let them interfere with how valuable or worthwhile you see yourself. Explore the parts of yourself that you are not able to accept, and pass no judgement on yourself. You are your hardest critic so it is important to be kind to yourself and love yourself, flaws and all. This workbook aims to help you to: If you have ticked a number of these boxes, you may be experiencing symptoms of social anxiety. However don’t be alarmed, this is very common and there are things you can do to help. You will find some useful strategies in this workbook. Referenced- How To Overcome Shyness: The Ultimate 3 Step Guide - Moldite Socially anxious people often feel under the spotlight and believe that everyone is thinking badly of them. They often hold beliefs that they are no good socially, are boring, and that they have nothing interesting to contribute. After social events, they tend to pick out parts that they believe went poorly and ‘beat themselves up’ over them. To cope with social anxiety, people tend to avoid social situations if possible (e.g. Pubs, can noteens, queues etc). If they can’t avoid them, they tend to try and stay in the background and attract as little attention to themselves as possible (e.g. Say very little). Unhelpful thoughts also typically play a damaging role just prior to people entering social environments as they predict they will perform poorly (e.g. I’ll have nothing to say). Similarly, unhelpful thoughts influence people during social situations (e.g. I’m making a fool of myself), as they assume they are not coming across well. To make matters worse, after social situations, people often analyse their performance and assume they have performed poorly. When considering these factors, it is easy to see how unhelpful thoughts stop people overcoming their social anxiety. This is because by avoiding social situations, people stop themselves having positive experiences that could disprove some of their unhelpful thoughts. Furthermore, the longer someone avoids a social situation, the more daunting it becomes and it is increasingly difficult to face. A final point worth noting is that ‘safety behaviours’ can result in what is known as self fulfilling prophecies. For example, by staying quiet in social situations, people may come across as ‘distant’ and others may respond by making less of an effort. As a result, their beliefs that they can’t mix well remain in place. The following section will help you begin to recognise if you are thinking about things in an unhelpful or unrealistic way, and discuss how you can start to make changes to this. By doing so, you can learn to see things in a more realistic light which can help to reduce your social anxiety. You might have unhelpful thoughts about all kinds of things. Here are some examples: Once you have asked yourself these questions, you should read through your answers. Try to come up with a more balanced or rational view. For example: Although we do this in the hope being reassured that we are not visibly anxious, this strategy actually just makes things much worse. This is because we tend to overestimate how visible our anxiety is and this of course makes us feel even more self conscious. Also, by focusing on ourselves, we are prevented from fully concentrating on the conversations around us. This naturally makes it more difficult to join in properly and we usually end up interacting less well than we could. This typically strengthens our beliefs that we are no good in such situations. The reality is that anxiety is a lot less visible than we think. Often we have no idea if someone is anxious or not and it can help to remember this. Similarly, when we feel socially anxious, we tend to spend time monitoring how well we are performing during social interactions. This too prevents us from paying proper attention to the conversations we are engaged in. For example, we may spend time trying to figure out if our voice sounds shaky, or go over and over the things we have said in our minds. Again, by doing so, we end up finding it hard to follow conversations which likely makes us perform worse. Given all of this, it is helpful to try to remove this tendency to focus on ourselves. Below you will find tips designed to help you during social interactions: Thank you all the Best TRY THESE NATURAL STEPS IF IT DIDN'T WORKED THEN GO FOR FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING PROCESS.

I have been prescribed with lonazep 0.5 mg anxiety and sleeplessness. I am taking the tablets for the past 10 months. As per doctors advise I tried to reduce the dosage to 0.25 mg so that I could stop the dosage slowly. But whenever I try to reduce the dosage after 10 days I get anxiety and sleeplessness .As a result I get nervous and panicked for the next few days thinking if I would not get sleep due to which i am forced to go back to taking 0.5 mg. Can you please advise on how to stop taking the pill?

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I have been prescribed with lonazep 0.5 mg anxiety and sleeplessness. I am taking the tablets for the past 10 months....
Dear lybrate-user, It must be difficult for you. It is important to explore the reason for your anxiety and not just take lonazep. Sleep problem is very common symptom in anxiety disorder, depression and for that matter in any mental health disorder. It is also common in certain medical condition like thyroid problems. I will recommend that you get a detailed evaluation done which includes blood test and seeing a psychiatrist to get to the root of problem. There are things that can be done to improve sleep: Dos:- Make sure that your bed and bedroom are comfortable - not too hot, not too cold, not too noisy. - Get some exercise. Don't overdo it, but try some regular swimming or walking. The best time to exercise is in the daytime - particularly late afternoon or early evening. Later than this can disturb your sleep. - Take some time to relax properly before going to bed..- If something is troubling you and there is nothing you can do about it right away, try writing it down before going to bed and then tell yourself to deal with it tomorrow. - If you can't sleep, get up and do something relaxing. Read, watch television or listen to quiet music. After a while, you should feel tired enough to go to bed again. Don'ts - Go to bed when you feel tired and stick to a routine of getting up at the same time every day, whether you still feel tired or not. - Caffeine hangs around in your body for many hours after your last drink of tea or coffee. There are now many fizzy drinks, and even mints, that contain a lot of caffeine. Stop drinking tea or coffee by mid-afternoon. If you want a hot drink in the evening, try something milky or herbal (but check there's no caffeine in it). - Don't eat or drink a lot late at night. Try to have your supper early in the evening rather than late. - If you've had a bad night, don't sleep in the next day - it will make it harder to get off to sleep the following night. Hope you will find it helpful. Thanks
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Before checking fallopian tube blockage through laparoscopy is it advisable to do IUI? Please advice

MBBS, Diploma In Ultrasound, Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine
IVF Specialist, Bangalore
Before checking fallopian tube blockage through laparoscopy is it advisable to do IUI? Please advice
If you are married since many years, trying for pregnancy quiet long laparoscopy would be preferred before doing iui.

I experience tightening of nerves in specific areas of my brain, especially in middle. I am suffering from anxiety, fear and panic attacks. What could be the cause and treatment?

B A M S & MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Thane
I experience tightening of nerves in specific areas of my brain, especially in middle. I am suffering from anxiety, f...
Breathing: Three Exercises “Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. I recommend three breathing exercises to help relax and reduce stress: The Stimulating Breath, The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise (also called the Relaxing Breath), and Breath Counting. Try each of these breathing teachniques and see how they affect your stress and anxiety levels. Exercise 1: The Stimulating Breath (also called the Bellows Breath) The Stimulating Breath is adapted from yogic breathing techniques. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise. Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle. Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try. Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute. If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout. You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen. Try this diaphragmatic breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost and feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee. Exercise 2: The 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) Exercise This breathing exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward. •Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. •Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four. •Hold your breath for a count of seven. •Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight. •This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths. Note that you always inhale quietly through your nose and exhale audibly through your mouth. The tip of your tongue stays in position the whole time. Exhalation takes twice as long as inhalation. The absolute time you spend on each phase is not important; the ratio of 4: 7:8 is important. If you have trouble holding your breath, speed the exercise up but keep to the ratio of 4: 7:8 for the three phases. With practice you can slow it all down and get used to inhaling and exhaling more and more deeply. This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Unlike tranquilizing drugs, which are often effective when you first take them but then lose their power over time, this exercise is subtle when you first try it but gains in power with repetition and practice. Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass. Once you develop this technique by practicing it every day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep. This exercise cannot be recommended too highly. Everyone can benefit from it. Exercise 3: Breath Counting If you want to get a feel for this challenging work, try your hand at breath counting, a deceptively simple technique much used in Zen practice. Sit in a comfortable position with the spine straight and head inclined slightly forward. Gently close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then let the breath come naturally without trying to influence it. Ideally it will be quiet and slow, but depth and rhythm may vary. •To begin the exercise, count “one” to yourself as you exhale. •The next time you exhale, count “two,” and so on up to “five.” •Then begin a new cycle, counting “one” on the next exhalation. Never count higher than “five,” and count only when you exhale. You will know your attention has wandered when you find yourself up to “eight,” “12,” even “19.” Try to do 10 minutes of this form of meditation.

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Technology - Are We Masters Or Slaves?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Technology - Are We Masters Or Slaves?

Smartphone or internet addiction can also negatively impact your life by:

  • Increasing loneliness and depressionWhile it may seem that losing yourself online will temporarily make feelings such as loneliness, depression, and boredom evaporate into thin air, it can actually make you feel even worse. A study found a correlation between high social media usage and depression and anxiety. Users, especially teens, tend to compare themselves unfavorably with their peers on social media, promoting feelings of loneliness and depression.
  • Fueling anxiety. One researcher found that the mere presence of a phone in a work place tends to make people more anxious and perform poorly on given tasks. The heavier the phone user, the greater the anxiety experienced.
  • Increasing stressUsing a smartphone for work often means work bleeds into your home and personal life. You feel the pressure to always be on, never out of touch from work. This need to continually check and respond to email can contribute to higher stress levels and even burnout.
  • Exacerbating attention deficit disorders. The constant stream of messages and information from a smartphone can overwhelm the brain and make it impossible to focus attention on any one thing for more than a few minutes without feeling compelled to move on to something else.
  • Diminishing your ability to concentrate and think deeply or creatively. The persistent buzz, ping or beep of your smartphone can distract you from important tasks, slow your work, and interrupt those quiet moments that are so crucial to creativity and problem solving. Instead of ever being alone with our thoughts, we’re now always online and connected.
  • Disturbing your sleep. Excessive smartphone use can disrupt your sleep, which can have a serious impact on your overall mental health. It can impact your memory, affect your ability to think clearly, and reduce your cognitive and learning skills.
  • Encouraging self-absorption. A uk study found that people who spend a lot of time on social media are more likely to display negative personality traits such as narcissism. Snapping endless selfies, posting all your thoughts or details about your life can create an unhealthy self-centeredness, distancing you from real-life relationships and making it harder to cope with stress.
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How To Control Your Anger?

MD Homeopathy, MA - Clinical Psychology, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Homeopath, Pune
How To Control Your Anger?

Although a natural emotion, anger needs to be managed at all times so that it doesn’t get out of control and cause problems in your life. Whether at home, work or in your relationships, uncontrolled anger can affect your general life quality. However, controlling your anger comes with the benefit of improving your overall health, while reducing stress levels.

Here are some of the ways that you could learn to gain control on your temper:

1. Practice deep breathing
Instead of allowing your anger to get out of control, every time you start feeling angry, get down to practicing some simple breathing techniques to calm your tense body and mind. Here’s what you should do when enraged:
- Take slow, but deep breaths to counteract the stress reaction that usually accompanies anger
- Slowly repeat a calming word or phrase, which could be “relax”, “take it easy” or “I am in control of my anger”
- Work on your muscles by tightening and then relaxing them

2. Count from 1 to 100 or 100 to 1
Counting numbers can prevent you from flying off the handle. It takes your mind away from the cause of your anger and prevents you from mulling over the situation. The act of counting also provides you with the time to delay the impulsive behaviour that often follows the emotion. You can even make this more effective by breathing in slowly and deeply whenever you start on a

new number.

3. Focus on the present
Whenever you’re angry, don’t look back at the past. By doing so, you may end up bringing past grievances into your present situation, while holding others responsible for feeling how and what you feel. Instead focus your attention on what you can do in the present to work out the issue.

4. Relax tight muscles
Another tip that can help you to cool down fast is a gentle massage of the areas of tension, which are usually the shoulders, neck and scalp. For the shoulders, simply rotate them to relax tight muscles. To release the tension that gets built up in your neck and head region, perform a simple scalp massage to improve blood circulation and consequently, relax your mind.

5. Listen to music
Listening to music can soothe frayed nerves and calm you down. It works by helping you to sieve through the feelings of anger and disappointment in a constructive manner.

6. Change of situation
Taking yourself away from the source of anger, whether it’s the place or the person concerned, is an anger management skill that you can use to calm yourself. To do this, you can either close your eyes and transport yourself to a quiet and peaceful place or simply walk away to let your anger fizzle out. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Does The Headphones Damage Your Hearing Irreversibly?

ENT Specialist, Noida
Does The Headphones Damage Your Hearing Irreversibly?

Did you know your earphones are making you deaf? Here's how.

Fact: Roughly 1.1 billion people worldwide within the age group of 12-35 have been found to be at an increased risk of developing hearing problems.

Listening to loud music on handheld devices using earphones has become a common trend among youngsters these days. You might find it very relaxing to plug in your earphones and escape into your own world of music, but you need to know that this can cause serious damage to your ears. The worst part: you won't realise your ears are being damaged until it's too late.

So, exactly how is loud music damaging your ears?

Continuous exposure to loud music from earphones or other sources results in a medical condition known as Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), which can be associated with irreversible damage to the ears resulting in deafness.

When you hear loud music for a considerable amount of time every day it affects your hair cells (nerve cells responsible for sending sound signals to the brain) negatively, so that their ability to respond to sound decreases. If this keeps on happening for many months, eventually the hair cells are damaged beyond repair. These cells cannot be regenerated, making you permanently deaf.

How loud is too loud?

If your ears are exposed to sounds at 95, 100, 105, 110 and 115 dB (decibel, the unit used for measuring sound) for 4 hours, 2 hours, 1 hour, 30 minutes and 15 minutes each day respectively, your ears are at risk of getting severely damaged. Also, playing music at 120 dB or above can damage your ears instantly. You can have a realistic idea about the relation between decibels and sounds you commonly hear by referring to this list:

  1. 30 dB: soft whisper
  2. 75 dB: busy traffic
  3. 90 dB: noise of a motorcycle at 25 feet
  4. 100 dB: noise of a farm tractor
  5. 140 dB: jet plane taking off

Moreover, if you experience the following symptoms regularly, there's a high chance that you need to get your ears treated soon:

  1. A ringing sound in your ears when you are at a quiet place, which vanishes after a few minutes
  2. You need to raise the volume of TV or music to the fullest to hear it properly
  3. You have difficulty in hearing people talking at a distance of just 3 feet

Tips For Safer Listening

  1. Use earplugs: The louder the noise and the longer you're exposed to it, the greater the chance of damaging your hearing. Protect your ears with ear protectors – earplugs or earmuffs – and get away from the noise as quickly or as often as you can. 
  2. Turn down the music: Don't listen to your personal music player at very high volumes and never to drown out background noise. If the music is uncomfortable for you to listen to, or you can’t hear external sounds when you’ve got your headphones on, then it's too loud. It's also too loud if the person next to you can hear the music from your headphones.
  3. Use the 60:60 rule: To enjoy music from your MP3 player safely, listen to your music at 60% of the maximum volume for no more than 60 minutes a day. 
  4. Wear headphones: When listening to your personal music player, choose noise-cancelling headphones, or go retro with older muff-type headphones. Ear-bud style headphones and in-the-ear headphones are less effective at drowning out background noise. 
  5. Turn down the dial: Turn down the volume on your TV, radio or hi-fi a notch. Even a small reduction in volume can make a big difference to the risk of damage to your hearing. 
  6. Use earplugs when you’re listening to live music: They can reduce average sound levels by between 15 and 35 decibels. They’re widely available at many live music venues and shouldn’t spoil your enjoyment of the music.
  7. Don't put up with work noise: If you’re experiencing noise at work, talk to your human resources (HR) department or your manager and ask for advice on reducing the noise and getting hearing protection.
  8. Wear ear protectors: Wear ear protectors (earplugs or earmuffs) if you are using noisy equipment such as power drills, saws, sanders or lawn mowers.
  9. Be careful in the car: Listening to music in a confined space increases the risk of hearing damage. Don’t listen to music too loud for too long.
  10. Have a hearing detox: Give your ears time to recover after they’ve been exposed to loud noise. According to Action on Hearing Loss, you need at least 16 hours of rest for your ears to recover after spending around two hours in 100dB sound, for example in a club. Reducing this recovery time increases the risk of permanent deafness. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Ways You Can Handle Conflicts In Your Marriage!

Masters In Psychology , CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , REBT Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, BArch
Psychologist, Thane
Ways You Can Handle Conflicts In Your Marriage!

Whether you’ve had a love marriage or an arranged marriage, it is impossible for two people to live together without experiencing a conflict of opinions at some point or the other. After all, each of us has our own unique personalities, habits and idiosyncrasies. Thus the key to a successful marriage is not finding ways to avoid conflicts, but discovering how to deal with them. Here are a few tips that could help you build a stronger relationship with your spouse.

Communicate with Your Partner

Nobody except you can ever know what you’re feeling unless you share it with them. Many conflicts begin when one partner expects the other to be able to read their mind. If something is bothering you, don’t express yourself rudely, but sit the other person down and explain what and how you are feeling. Listening to what your partner has to say is equally important. Keep an open mind and try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes.

1. Be respectful: Feeling hurt is no excuse to start abusing or blaming the other person. Understand that if you begin an argument by shouting at your partner, he or she will turn defensive and not be able to completely understand what you are trying to say. Belittling a person can also shift focus away from the actual problem. Respect your partner and do not start an argument in front of other people or put him or her down in company.

2. Pick the right time: Never start an argument when you or your spouse are stressed or tired. In such a frame of mind, it is easier to get irritated with the other person than understand their views. When you are trying to resolve a conflict, the problem and your spouse should have your complete attention. Hence, don’t try and multitask by cooking or catching up with work while resolving a conflict. This applies even if you are talking to your spouse over the telephone.

3. Take time out: Tempers often flare when talking about a sore point. However, be aware that getting angry or agitated will not solve anything. The moment you find yourself or your partner feeling too upset or negative, take a time out from the situation. Tell your partner that you need some time and walk away quietly. You can resume your conversation when you are both feeling calmer. However, do not use this time out as an excuse to avoid resolving the issue. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Practicing Mindfulness - A Simple Approach To A Peaceful life

MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Practicing Mindfulness - A Simple Approach To A Peaceful life
  • If you are someone who is intrigued by human behaviour, psychology, dynamics of a relationship, personality development and the like and love reading about them. Then I am sure you must have heard about "mindfulness". Even if you haven't, this article will orient you a little about it.The term mindfulness is believed to originate from a Pali term Sati, which is an important Buddhist concept and its Sanskrit counterpart Smriti. It finds its source in Hindu and Buddhist religion. Though modern day mindful meditation does not necessarily involve religious aspects, even the non-religious equally practise it.  
  • Mindfulness is described as being present in the moment and experience it non-judgementally. It is a very simple concept of being aware of the present moment. At any given moment, if you try to listen to the little voice in your head or the stream of thoughts passing in your mind, you'll observe that it is either reminiscing or regretting about the past or is anticipating or worried about the future. We are habituated to live our lives in the past or in the future and in the process we forget to appreciate the NOW. Most of the people who are suffering from mental agony, depression, anxiety, irritability, nervousness, guilt or remorse are either functioning in the past or in future. Because when we are present to the moment that we are experiencing with all our senses, it is a different surreal feeling and a state of true bliss. 
  • A lot of research has been conducted on the topic of mindfulness. The research studies have revealed numerous, astounding benefits of practising mindfulness.To list few, mindful meditation has proven to reduce stress, improve concentration, enhance cognitive functioning, improve emotional intelligence, greater relationship satisfaction, improved physical and psychological health, higher efficiency in work, happy mood, etc,. 
  • Despite the fact, that we all are aware of benefits of meditation and exercise of any sort, setting aside those 15-20 minutes in our fast-paced, tight-packed schedule seems to be an impossible feat. Even, I am not asking you to find yourself a quiet place,  sit in a lotus position with eyes closed and a room filled with the fragrance of jasmine incense. All I am asking you to do is be more mindful as you go by living each day.

I have created a list of activities we do each day mindlessly and from now on we are going to be more mindful of it.


1. Feel the softness of your pillow when you wake up.

2. Taste the toothpaste as you brush your teeth.

3. Observe the lather on your hands while you wash your hands with the soap.

4. Roll your head clockwise and feel the muscles in your neck moving.

5. Sip your morning tea, coffee, milk and feel its taste.

6. Give your loved one a mindful hug.

7. Feel your feet slide into your shoes.

8. Look up at the sky and observe the different shades of the sky.

9. Place your hand on your chest and focus on your breath.

10. Notice different colours around you.

11. Smell your food and try to sniff in the aroma of different spices.

12. Acknowledge a thought you have been having regularly.

13. Play with your children or pets with full attention.

14. Listen to someone speak with an intent of listening to them and not replying.

15. When you pour water from a filter to your glass, observe how the water falls and fills the glass.

16. If you don't write physically on a paper, grab a pen and a paper and write something and notice how you form words.

17. Notice something beautiful about each person you see today.

18. Notice one emotion you are feeling.

19. Listen to a song, and try to hear the instruments.

20. Write down three things you are grateful for about today.

The things listed above are simple, everyday rituals that we perform automatically, pay attention to them. You'll observe a shift in your mood too. I hope you'll try these small things throughout the day and feel more alive and fresh. I'd love to hear your experience from practising mindfulness.


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