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Hi!<br/><br/>I am Dr. Jimmy Modi. I have been practicing as a Psychotherapist in Mumbai for about...

Hi!

I am Dr. Jimmy Modi. I have been practicing as a Psychotherapist in Mumbai for about 20 21 years now. I put together a few small easy to follow self-help steps for those of you who need help with depression or low mood feelings. First a little bit about depression. According to the WHO which is the World Health Organisation depression is on the rise. The total estimated number of people living with depression worldwide have increased by 18 and a half percent between 2005 and 2015picking at about 322 million people. That’s a lot of people. Almost as many people who have a common cold. 80% of people with mental disorders in India & China, however, do not seek help.

Whereas in the West and other parts of the world people are realizing that seeking help is no longer a taboo. If you can get help for a dental problem you can get help for cough or cold you can get help for fever you can get help for any other medical emergency that you face you can get help for depression. You can see a therapist or a psychiatrist. One out of 15 people in UK itself has attempted suicide at some point of their lives. That’s a lot of people. It's not worth getting to that point. If you need help get help. And if you try to do that well here are some steps which I am going to offer you today 6 steps self-help guide for depression. Try them you have to make the effort.

So here goes. Number 1 – stop all ruminations. Stop sitting in a corner quiet or dark room sulking ruminating pondering brooding. Get active get out do something. Stop been self-absorbed thinking only about your self and your problems. Number 2 – we all have negative thoughts that recur and persistently recur. Some of us more than others. People suffering from depression or low self-feelings usually have more than their share of negative thinkings. Let's call these negative automatic thoughts because they persist and most of all they repeat. You must counter each and every negative automatic thought specifically with a possible alternative thought. I am not talking of positive thinking I am not suggesting positive thinking at all. I am suggesting positive alternative ways of thinking to the persistent repetitive negative automatic thoughts that you get. That way you loosen the hold that negative automatic thoughts will have on you.

Step number 3 – is physical exercise. Yes believe it or not physical exercise has a get effect on the brain, on brain chemicals. Certain brain chemicals like dopamine serotonin BDNF are affected by physical exercise. They can get stimulated by physical exercise. You need to stimulate these brain chemicals. Exercise is medicine yes exercise changes the brain.try it to find out about it. Number 4 – sunlight exposure. Simple things but you must make the efforts to do them. Sunlight exposure all the countries that have very little sunlight in the northern hemisphere of the world suffer from something called seasonal affective disorder SAD popularly known as sad. Yes, this affects your body’s circadian rhythms and reflects your sleep patterns as well. Number 5 – is the need to get enough sleep every day. The average body’s need for sleep is six and a half hours. Your body’s sleep patterns get disrupted because the circadian rhythms are disrupted and you need to get them all back into sync again.

And number 6 – last but not least is social support. You need to be involved with people rather than run from people. You need to make an effort to do this. Get involved in people-related activities. Join a class pottery book reading how to make money on the stock market whatever takes your fancy to get involved with people make regular contacts with your friends – this is what you need to do. If you want to help yourself you need to make that little bit of effort. And if your depression is severe is chronic then don’t be afraid of consulting a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. You might need some medication. And that’s fine. Medication today is constantly evolving and developing. So go and find out about it for yourself to be informed. Don’t become a stick in the mud. I wish you all the best. And if you want to contact me I am available through Lybrate.

Thanks!

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Hi!<br/><br/>I am Dr Jimmy Mody practicing in Bombay for the last 17 or more years as a psychothe...

 

Hi!

I am Dr Jimmy Mody practicing in Bombay for the last 17 or more years as a psychotherapist. My training is in psychoanalysis, clinical hypnotherapy, transpersonal regression therapy, CBT and a few other.

Today we are going to talk about demystifying depression, it is a serious condition it's not just in mood swing, it's not a temporary thing, it's not just feeling low down in the dumps so when you start feeling depressed and starts affecting your life in many-many ways your eating, your sleeping, your relationship, even your work then it's about time that you start something about it. It affects about more than 10 to 15% of the entire population and of that only as much as one third of these people actually come for help and why could that be and of the one third that come for help as many as 80 to 90% get help and able to get some relief, within 2 month itself. So this is a lot about depression we need to know.

The causes of depression are not entirely known, but are vary then many typically they could be genetic, they could be biological, they could be a brain chemical, brain function problem, it could be due to a medical illness, it could be psychological or environmental and there are many-many other causes as well. For one thing it is not, it is not due to a personal weakness or personal flaw in your character, we assured of that. Now we need to look at what are the kinds of treatments that you need to go for and I would say that there are three prong approach towards helping you with your depression. You must go for all three of them and not miss anyone of them out. First is you need to consult a psychiatrist, psychiatrist who is a person, who is medically qualified and licenced to give you the medicines necessary to deal with the biological brain function aspects or causes of your depression or the medical illness causes of your depression. Then you need to go to a psychotherapist, he is not licensed to give medicine, so don't talk to him about your medications he may not know much about them. But he is trained in a number of different therapies such as I am, many of which a very good for working on your depression, particularly CBT. CBT has been found to be the best therapy for depression, it's evidence-based and it is empirical proven to have a high success rate higher than the any other therapies. The other thing that you need to do is self help, this is the third prong attack on your depression, is through self help. This cannot be under mind or under stated and self help you have to understand comes first with exercise, yes exercise, your brain has certain chemical called Endorphins and other hormones which get activated when you do a lot of aerobic kind of exercise. So even if you do half an hour walking or vigorous walking or running a day that would be good, that would be important and this is proven and in fact I can explain it to right now, in Prehistoric days when prehistory men and women existed there were no TV’s, no convenience of cars, mobile phones, computers we have to go out into the field and work as farmers or hunter, gatherers. We were much more exposed to exercise then we are today and so it's not surprising that in those days the problem of depression was hardly ever heard or nobody was committing suicide.

So please, I urge you don't take it easy too simple and easy go out and commit yourself half an hour of exercise a day, ok. The next thing that you need to work on is yourself awareness- watching yourself, becoming aware of yourself, witnessing yourself, your thoughts and specially you find it easiest to witness watch and observe those thoughts that constantly, obsessively, persistently repeat. Take some of those thoughts that particularly repeat because they occupy a lot of your minds space don't allow you to think anything else or do anything else, take some others thoughts and just write down a few those thoughts. Look at what you written down, Its either a very general statement which most probably is, sometimes it might be specific. So general statement could be I am a failure, I am not good enough, nobody loves me, from these general statements we need to get little bit more specific.

Why do you feel this way? I am a failure because every time I work really study really hard for exams for school and college I just about manage to escape through, other friends who didn't study as hard as I did, got top marks, I am a failure or you might say I am a failure because I tried one starter Idea and didn't succeeded or I am a failure because every relationship I have been in, my girlfriend my boyfriend whatever has walked out on me, well we need to get more specific and you also need to challenge all of these assumptions that you just made about yourself. Human beings love the act and practice of self evaluation but nobody in school or college ever teaches us how to self evaluate. You must self evaluate not optimistically, you must self evaluate not pessimistically, you must self evaluate realistically. It means take each of these thoughts specially the repeated ones and challenge them challenge the ability, ask them to prove themselves, where is the evidence, is there more to the story or view then not doing well in your college exams, start looking at a larger picture of yourself, start evaluating yourself more realistic leave based on evidence and last but not the least become aware of your cynical thoughts. Nothing is good, nothing is worthwhile, its not good getting up and making an effort to do something for myself, people are like this. People and the government are all corrupt, all industrialist are corrupt, all police man are corrupt, we have a very cynical ideas, all men have only one thing on their mind very cynical idea. Cynicism seeks to destroy any good in you, so we don't want cynicism either. So now these fronts you need to become aware watch and challenge them, challenge them with possible alternative thoughts not positive thoughts, not positive thinking but possible alternative thoughts. What could be the other ways of thinking about yourself, what could be the other ways of evaluating yourself, let's get realistic, let's look for the truth, let’s not jump to assumption and conclusions.

You do decide you need help contact me through lybrate.com.

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Chronic Depression - Ways To Manage It Well!

Chronic Depression - Ways To Manage It Well!

Depression - Self-help tips:

Are you suffering from feeling low frequently? Does your depression episode continue for a long time? Do you feel very passive or lethargic frequently? Do you spend a lot of time alone ruminating or engaging in repetitive thinking? Does life feel purposeless?

You really don’t feel like doing anything. You don’t even feel like getting help. Chronic depression is capable of turning your life upside down, causing turmoil with all your activities, thereby, spoiling your regular life totally.

You can learn to help yourself. But you have to make the effort to do so:

  1. Get active, get some exercise.
  2. Don’t ruminate. Get out; and get some sun on your face.
  3. Learn to become aware of all negative repetitive thoughts. Counter them with possible alternative ones.
  4. Meet people, get social.
  5. Get good sleep.
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Self-Help Steps For Depression

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Hi!

I am Dr. Jimmy Modi. I have been practicing as a Psychotherapist in Mumbai for about 20 21 years now. I put together a few small easy to follow self-help steps for those of you who need help with depression or low mood feelings. First a little bit about depression. According to the WHO which is the World Health Organisation depression is on the rise. The total estimated number of people living with depression worldwide have increased by 18 and a half percent between 2005 and 2015picking at about 322 million people. That’s a lot of people. Almost as many people who have a common cold. 80% of people with mental disorders in India & China, however, do not seek help.

Whereas in the West and other parts of the world people are realizing that seeking help is no longer a taboo. If you can get help for a dental problem you can get help for cough or cold you can get help for fever you can get help for any other medical emergency that you face you can get help for depression. You can see a therapist or a psychiatrist. One out of 15 people in UK itself has attempted suicide at some point of their lives. That’s a lot of people. It's not worth getting to that point. If you need help get help. And if you try to do that well here are some steps which I am going to offer you today 6 steps self-help guide for depression. Try them you have to make the effort.

So here goes. Number 1 – stop all ruminations. Stop sitting in a corner quiet or dark room sulking ruminating pondering brooding. Get active get out do something. Stop been self-absorbed thinking only about your self and your problems. Number 2 – we all have negative thoughts that recur and persistently recur. Some of us more than others. People suffering from depression or low self-feelings usually have more than their share of negative thinkings. Let's call these negative automatic thoughts because they persist and most of all they repeat. You must counter each and every negative automatic thought specifically with a possible alternative thought. I am not talking of positive thinking I am not suggesting positive thinking at all. I am suggesting positive alternative ways of thinking to the persistent repetitive negative automatic thoughts that you get. That way you loosen the hold that negative automatic thoughts will have on you.

Step number 3 – is physical exercise. Yes believe it or not physical exercise has a get effect on the brain, on brain chemicals. Certain brain chemicals like dopamine serotonin BDNF are affected by physical exercise. They can get stimulated by physical exercise. You need to stimulate these brain chemicals. Exercise is medicine yes exercise changes the brain.try it to find out about it. Number 4 – sunlight exposure. Simple things but you must make the efforts to do them. Sunlight exposure all the countries that have very little sunlight in the northern hemisphere of the world suffer from something called seasonal affective disorder SAD popularly known as sad. Yes, this affects your body’s circadian rhythms and reflects your sleep patterns as well. Number 5 – is the need to get enough sleep every day. The average body’s need for sleep is six and a half hours. Your body’s sleep patterns get disrupted because the circadian rhythms are disrupted and you need to get them all back into sync again.

And number 6 – last but not least is social support. You need to be involved with people rather than run from people. You need to make an effort to do this. Get involved in people-related activities. Join a class pottery book reading how to make money on the stock market whatever takes your fancy to get involved with people make regular contacts with your friends – this is what you need to do. If you want to help yourself you need to make that little bit of effort. And if your depression is severe is chronic then don’t be afraid of consulting a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. You might need some medication. And that’s fine. Medication today is constantly evolving and developing. So go and find out about it for yourself to be informed. Don’t become a stick in the mud. I wish you all the best. And if you want to contact me I am available through Lybrate.

Thanks!

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5 Ways To Deal With Stress!

5 Ways To Deal With Stress!

With today’s lifestyle, it is almost impossible to avoid stress. Each person experiences stress in a different way and can tolerate different levels of stress. For some work is a source of stress while for others it could be strained relationships or financial trouble. Stress, if not dealt correctly can harm a person mentally, emotionally and physically. Stress can also make a person age faster. Hence. it becomes essential to understand how to deal with the wear and tear of stress.

  1. Cut back on caffeine, alcohol and nicotine: Stress can fasten your heartbeat and lead to anxiousness and depression. Turning to nicotine, alcohol or any form of caffeinated drink may temporarily make you feel better but will worsen the situation in the long run. This is because all three of them are considered stimulants. Instead hydrate your body with plenty of water, fresh fruits juices and herbal teas.
  2. Exercise: Regular exercise is beneficial for a healthy mind and body. Exercising give you some time to yourself and gives you a break from whatever may be triggering your stress. Stress also causes the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. This can make you jumpy and tense. However, by exercising these hormones can be put to use and your body can be brought back to a calmer state.
  3. Talk to someone: Stress can lead to anxiety and depression. This can make you socially withdrawn and lead to even more stress. Hence, it is essential to find someone who you can open up to and share your thoughts and experience with. This will also help you make better decisions as stress can cloud your judgement.
  4. Get a good night’s sleep: Stress can affect your sleep cycles and make you either an insomniac or make you sleep excessively. In both cases, you wake up feeling tired and sans any energy to take on the next day. Give yourself a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day to fight these effects of stress and to give your mind time to refresh itself. It will also help to avoid watching television or working on laptops or mobiles for an hour before going to bed.
  5. Prioritize: Seeing a never ending to-do list is one of the most common stress triggers. In such situations, stress can make you unable to complete your tasks efficiently and you’re left either feeling overworked or with an even longer to-do list for the next day. Hence, it is important to learn to prioritise tasks and get them done one at a time. Also, learn to say ‘NO’ to people when you know you do not have the time to take on additional tasks.
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Does vitamin d deficiency (lack of sunlight) causes stress and anxiety, depression,panic attacks as I spend almost all the time at home so I think that is reason for it?

Does vitamin d deficiency (lack of sunlight) causes stress and anxiety, depression,panic attacks as I spend almost al...
Lack of sunlight is known to be contributing to depression. Seasonal Affective Syndrome (SAD) is common in those countries where sunlight is is scarce. I would hesitate to say though that it is a cause of depression this needs to be more fully evaluated.

Tips To Help You Deal With Sexual Harassment

Tips To Help You Deal With Sexual Harassment

Every now and then we come across workplace sexual harassment cases in India, and each time a company, industry or even state comes under the spotlight. Unfortunately, sexual harassment in offices has become a concerning trend which can happen to both women as well as men. It can be in the form of unwanted physical conduct, verbal abuse or suggestive language, or suggestive text messages or videos and such.

Instances

Generally, an employee might be threatened with some form of punishment unless sexual favors are granted, embraced, proposed for an affair, sent obscene phone calls or even subjected to sex-stereotyped jokes in cases of sexual harassment. The harassment can take other forms as well.

Some official sexual harassment cases have rocked India since quite a long time. In one, a lady professional had accused her well-known boss of touching her inappropriately at a party, though the accused wasn’t jailed.

In another instance, a very capable executive was accused of sexual harassment by his secretary, and had to resign. There was yet again a case where a female employee was harassed for three years by her superior. In some instances, out of court settlements resolved the issue too.

Two men had once accused a very famous Indian citizen of sexually controlling and harassing them in the name of professionalism, while the honchos of many reputed companies continue to appear in the news for lewd behavior and even rape.

Effects on victims

Irrespective of the fact whether the victim is a man or a woman, sexual harassment in offices can lead to various psychological disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, increased blood pressure, sleep-related problems, suicidal tendencies and physical aches or pain. The self-confidence and willpower of the victim is often shattered.Hence, it’s crucial to know how to deal with such harassment. 

Tips on dealing with sexual harassment

  • Clearly tell the perpetrator that his or her advances are unwelcome. Say NO firmly but politely, or send a text message or email if you are not comfortable with a direct confrontation. Save the message as proof.

  • Make notes of where, when and how the harassment happened and who else was present there.

  • Inform another colleague you trust about the harassment, or friends and family members.

  • Save all the work you do and all official communications in case the perpetrator decides to question your performance.

  • Take your HR department or another senior into your confidence and provide proper evidence like text messages, videos or voice recordings as evidence. The HR is actually bound to address the issue.

  • Don’t expect all your colleagues or teammates to support or believe you. This might happen especially if the harasser is a superior.

  • Try your best to avoid the perpetrator, or keep a discreet recording device handy if you are unable to avoid. At least make one co-worker your witness, if you fear harassment might occur again.

  • Make a police report if the problem is grave, or consult a lawyer who deals with such cases.

  • Don’t be shy; it will simply feed the harasser’s ego. Practice assertive responses if need be. And never ignore any sexual harassment incident.

Your mental health is important

As a sexual harassment victim, it’s natural to have many questions, doubts, and fears. Don’t be afraid to consult a psychologist to process feelings like shame, confusion, rage, guilt or isolation after a traumatic experience. If you ignore these feelings, they might come back to you on a later date and affect your normal life. Finally, believe in yourself and know that you are right. If you are confident, your workplace will become a better place for you.

* This health tip is only for educational purpose.This can't be use as a medical/legal document or proof.

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My obsessive-compulsive disorder: Its from 1 yr. Recycle process going on ocd: I am getting sexual thoughts about god & goddess (like images of my self with my genitals doing sexual act with them) I am feeling anxiety & feeling some reactions in and around my genitals like tightening & moving something inside of genitals at that time of intrusive thoughts and it's high when I am feeling anxiety & at that time I am getting questions "am I act out (feeling impulses. And tightening happen in genitals getting questions like "some real force did that. These are coming one by one as a recycling process and some times all this thoughts and behaviour coming once. I feeling anxiety due to. I want to know that: these thoughts about god and behaviour coming to me only or any others getting in this world. I am feeling shy to goto a physiatrist. I am writing all this to tell my feelings to all others not only to one physiatrist but to all. It makes me feel I opened up my problem to the outside world and I will get information. I am doing because this came due to my belief and opinions from my childhood that "intrusive thoughts" won't come and Nothing bad thoughts will come about god and goddess. This make me lead to ocd. I am changing my beliefs and opinions through information from you like doctors. It feels me I am not different from society. This mental situation will change. Hope so. Thanking advance for your valuable information.

Your obsessional sexual thoughts especially about God and Goddesses is typical of certain OCD symptoms. Your brain imagines things to create ocd anxieties in you. These are all pure imaginary and false fears. The more you learn to ignore them instead of acting on them, the weaker they will become.

Ocd problem: I am getting sexual thoughts about god from 1 year but I am not feeling any anxiety because that are unwelcome and involuntarily coming and I can't do anything. But I am getting so many doubts when ever I am feeling sexual arousal after sexual thoughts about god. Pls advise me about this sexual arousal in detail and suggest me what to do. I know I have to get face to face physiatrist CBT. But before provide valuable information about this sexual arousal I am feeling.

Your sexual thoughts problem could be OCD generated. Obsessive thoughts tend to fixate on some subjects and tend to be repetitive. If you have OCD, if that is what is diagnosed, then you need therapy for your OCD. The therapy most successful for OCD is Exposure Response Prevention processes and which are part of CBT. ALSO, if you r a socially shy person, you may find it easier and more convenient to masturbate than go out and have a relationship with another human being, another mind. Illusion always feels better than reality. Which do you really want?

Panic Attacks: Its Causative, Signs And Symptoms

Panic Attacks: Its Causative, Signs And Symptoms

Panic attacks can debilitate a person greatly. The panic or anxiety attacks can be extremely powerful and intense, whereby a person starts hallucinating. The level of hallucination can vary depending on the severity of the attack. Such people often hallucinate about something bad or catastrophic striking them.  They lose self-composure. In extreme cases, they cut themselves off from the outside world and recoil into their safe zone (Agoraphobia).

Panic attacks, should, by no means, be confused with depression. These attacks can be essentially divided into three phases; the start phase, it then reaches the pinnacle or the zenith, before sliding down (fades away). The duration of a panic attack can vary from long to very long periods. The whole experience can leave a person depressed, traumatized and drained out (physically and emotionally). A timely medical assistance can prove to be extremely fruitful.

Panic attacks- its causative, signs and symptoms

 A panic attack, can, indeed, come out of the blue (unexpectedly). Extreme emotional turmoil or anxiety can trigger such an attack. An over-excited nervous system might turn out to be the wrecker in chief, throwing life in jeopardy. A person might be unprepared to deal with such a situation. Though extremely difficult, the best thing would be to try and relax. The attack is just an extreme state of mind, an abstract feeling that can never come true. It will pass off soon. Panicking will only pile onto your agony. Identifying the associated symptoms can prove to be effective. 

Some of the important symptoms associated with pain attacks include:

  • A feeling of breathlessness, suffocation and dizziness.
  • The palms appear to be sweaty.
  • A person may complain of uneasiness or chest pain
  • Increased palpitations are quite common during panic attacks.
  • A person might experience severe chills or heat flushes. 
  • Twitching and trembling of the muscles are often observed during the attacks.
  • An intense fear of death or going insane grips the person completely.
  • Hands, legs, arms begin to tingle.
  • During anxiety attacks, a person loses the reasoning ability.

Few short-term behavioural therapies can be of great help. Meditation, yoga and certain breathing practices can effectively ward off physical and mental fatigue. CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a popular technique used to deal with panic attacks. This technique primarily emphasizes on the present conditions and factors resulting in panic and ways to minimize or completely eliminate the attacks.

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