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Dyslexia - 10 Signs Your Child Maybe Suffering From It!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Solapur
Dyslexia - 10 Signs Your Child Maybe Suffering From It!

All parents expect their child to start going to school, learn writing and learning and do well in academics. However, children with dyslexia may not be able to progress at school at the same pace as others. The good news is that there are early pointers that can help a parent to identify dyslexia in the early stages. This can be helpful in training and support the child socially to learn and socialise normally.  Dyslexia is a disability that affects both spoken and written language. They have a different learning style and when supported and encouraged, instead of mocked and insulted, they can become avid readers. The following are common 10 indicators of developing dyslexia in children, in general, and at school.

10 Behavioural signs to watch for in general:

  1. The child usually has difficulty concentrating and following instructions
  2. The child is easily distracted, seems to daydream, and tends to forget words.
  3. Poor personal organisation skills and is not very good at time keeping.
  4. May get confused between today, tomorrow, yesterday; east and west; right and left; up and down.
  5. Has difficulty remembering seasons, months and days.
  6. Tends to be doing something to avoid work.
  7. Seems distracted, and ‘daydream,’ does not seem to listen
  8. Requires a lot of effort focusing on things at hand and is constantly tired.
  9. Slow pace of processing in terms of spoken or written language
  10. Often appears withdrawn or lost in his own world.

10 Behaviours to watch for at school:

  1. Poor standard of writing and written work in comparison with oratory skills.
  2. Poor handwriting with badly formed letters.
  3. Confused easily between similar looking letters like m/w, n/u, b/d.
  4. Usually, messes up work by using close but wrong spellings and rewriting the same
  5. Mixes up words by using similar-looking words – quiet and quite, tired and tried.
  6. Same word is spelt differently at different times
  7. Poor motor skills and pencil grip leading to slow, inaccurate writing
  8. Produces a lot of phonetic spelling which does not change with repeated corrections
  9. There is difficulty in blending words together, and struggles a lot when asked to read out loud, can miss out or add words that are familiar in between
  10. Has difficulty connecting the story that is being written or read

As noted, these children have very inconsistent behaviour with very limited understanding of nonverbal communication. If these symptoms go on increasing as they grow, it is advisable to seek professional help so that support can be provided and the condition can be arrested at the early stages.

How To Manage Stress?

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Guwahati
How To Manage 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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Sir due to highly excessive handpractise I lost my memory power. So please tell me useful medicine to recover my memory power and some other useful ways.

Hello, first you have to leave hand practice then take proper diet. Aswagandha q homoeopathic medicine 10 drops 3 times daily. Consult homoeopathic doctor for proper treatment.
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14 tips to improve your mental health!

Masters In Psychology , CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , REBT Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, BArch
Psychologist, Thane
14 tips to improve your mental health!

Mental Health is - mental/emotional wellbeing. Being mentally healthy means being peaceful from within, being able to deal with life's challenges and being able to manage emotions and relationships, etc.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about "mental health" and 60% of mentally sick or disturbed people are not taken to doctors or other mental health professionals. Instead, they are taken to astrologers, or tantriks. Some are even punished for being crazy.

In today's highly stressful world people do not have time to think and plan their lives. Because of modern lifestyles and nuclear families people do not have outlets to share their feelings and express their intense emotions.

Sometimes emotional wounds like deep hurts, insults, neglect, shaming, physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood, may cause Personality or Behavioural disorders.

A person who loses temper for any small thing, or who is suspicious all the time or the one who breaks down or cries at slightest provocation, or who is jealous and possessive to the extent of being obsessed, or who is anxious all the time etc. needs to understand his/her feelings and find out the root cause of such feelings and behaviours.

Here are a few tips to develop/improve your mental health:

  1. Learn to express your feelings assertively
  2. Become aware of your own feelings and emotions
  3. Understand how to manage your emotions on day to day basis (anger, fear, jealousy etc)
  4. Review and nurture your relationships and infuse new life into them
  5. Periodically get rid of past baggage, deep hurts, spoilt relationships, unresolved issues, by resolving them in your mind
  6. Have a daily routine where your own needs and others' needs are balanced
  7. Reward yourself
  8. Develop positive attitude: focus on good events in life and positive affirmations.
  9. Introspect how often you succumb to negative emotions.
  10. Keep company of positive people
  11. Devise own methods for de-stressing
  12. Keep away from any kind of substance abuse.
  13. Have some routine exercise regime.
  14. Do not hesitate to seek professional help from - Counsellor/Psychiatrist/Psychologist

Pay attention to your Mental Health and enjoy life!!

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Hi I am always get tensed for every small issue I get panic I feel tremendous stress I am confused and always picks wrong option Bp is raising around 140/94 I am using vitamin D and B 12 supplements as I have low vitamins What is the solution to my problem Whom should I consult pleas help.

General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I am always get tensed for every small issue I get panic
I feel tremendous stress
I am confused and always picks w...
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your problem is due to anxiety & worry about normal activities - relax your mind by exercising regularly, go for a walk, jogging, swimming, join a gym which will give you more confidence & willpower to face any situation in daily life, also do meditation & yoga which relax the mind & body - sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed - plan for a task in advance before you face it - interact with friends & family who can help you decide things & remove your fear or tension - have a well balanced diet to keep your mind & body fit - you can consult a psychiatrist.
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Fear in public place Anxiety. And make a little eye contact when I am talking some one. And chest pain palpitation irregular heart beat. Trouble sleeping.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Fear in public place Anxiety. And make a little eye contact when I am talking some one. And chest pain palpitation ir...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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I lost somebody close last 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 somebody close last 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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I want to know about weakness of mind and the body. What are the medicines of it? And what are the precautions for it?

Homeopath, Secunderabad
If you do not take good care of your thoughts and body in general then all types of problems can creep in. So always be health conscious and lead a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about health and healthy lifestyle from the internet. Follow good habits and avoid bad habits. Cultivate the habit of following personal discipline and work towards your goals. Do reflect about your intentions and goals - whether they are morally and ethically correct. Do go for a routine medical check up at least once a year.
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How Homeopathy Helps Manage Depression?

Homeopath, Kolkata
How Homeopathy Helps Manage Depression?

Most people have felt depressed in their lives some time or the other. Depression can be a natural reaction to failure, injured self-esteem or loss but when the severity of the condition increases it is diagnosed as 'clinical' or 'major'. Subtle signs of depression usually go unnoticed because it is difficult to determine whether it is a phase or a chronic condition. It is important to recognize the symptoms of depression and get help at the earliest.

Some major symptoms are consistent sadness, feeling hopeless, thoughts of suicide, uninterested in life, low on energy, a persistent physical trauma that does not respond to medications.

Homeopathic Treatment

There are efficient homeopathic medicines that can work to reduce the illness, especially if treated in the early stages. Homeopathy is a reliable path to follow because it does not have any side effects, unlike antidepressants that tend to numb people. Here is a comprehensive list of homeopathic medicines which most doctors are likely to recommend for treating depression.

  • Arsenicum album - This medicine is prescribed to control the symptoms like diarrhea, gastric problems, indigestion which patients often suffer from as a result of intense anxiety. Patients, appropriate for this medicine tend to be fastidious and restless. It is made of white arsenic and should be taken in prescribed potency because an overdose can cause gastroenteritis.
  • Natrum muriaticum - This homeopathic treatment is useful for mild depression or for people suffering extreme bereavement due to loss or a sudden shock.
  • Sepia - This medicine is beneficial to women suffering from postpartum depression (sadness or emotional confliction after giving birth) and menopause. Feeling of solitude and hopelessness with no energy to continue with life are some common symptoms that can be reduced with Sepia.
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9 Symptoms Of Panic Attacks!

MBA (HR), D.Sc, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Pune
9 Symptoms Of Panic Attacks!

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 emphasises on the present conditions and factors resulting in panic and ways to minimise or completely eliminate the attacks.

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Sir I am a girl of 18 years age studying 1st year my problem is internal tension it suddenly rises and decreases gradually I am always thinking about my future I know it is wrong but I can't leave it I went to hostel to take long term coaching and I returned back to home due to some reasons and one of them is the internal tension now I am studying in a college nearby to our village please give me any advice to overcome this problem.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Moradabad
Sir I am a girl of 18 years age studying 1st year my problem is internal tension it suddenly rises and decreas...
Hello, first of all, you should do meditation especially deep breathing for at least 15 min. And sharing your minor problem to yours loved ones or trustworthy, who give you good advice. Take healthy diet. Try to take proper sleep, don't think negative, try to think positive, make a journals. Apply this, and you will be all right.
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My 20 year old child felt that she was not feeling normal and visited her university counsellor and was diagnosed depression last year .My child after searching the internet feels that she might have borderline personality disorder and her councillor also felt the possibility. And advices her to get it checked from a doc. Is this disorder treatable with counselling or she will need medicine. Should I take her to a psychiatrist or a counsellor. In my city most of the famous psychiatrist have a reputation of only prescribing medicine and ignoring counselling. I cannot find a CBT here who is the next best specialist to consult.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
My 20 year old child felt that she was not feeling normal and visited her university counsellor and was diagnosed dep...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, I can understand your concern regarding your daughter. Rather than diagnosing the condition yourself, it will be better that you get her evaluated by a psychiatrist. Accordingly, her diagnosis can be ascertained. In case, she has borderline personality disorder, she can be helped by a combination of medications and psychotherapy. The psychotherapy can be either CBT or DBT, Dialectical behaviour therapy. You should definitely take her to a psychiatrist first and get her diagnosis ascertained. You can contact me in Chandigarh if you are interested for evaluation as well as psychotherapy sessions. Wish you all the best.
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Hello doctors! I'd like to ask how does one remain "stress free" There's always something perpetually worrying me. How does one force themselves to think positively when nothing's going right? I'm diagnosed with anxiety and I'm not in a position to consult someone. I'm unable to enjoy food like I once used to since I'm slightly nauseous almost all the time and feel jittery 24x7. I'm told to meditate (I've tried this a few times doesn't work much), replace negative thoughts with positive ones (only if it were this easy) and I'm frustrated with my condition so much so that I cry sometimes to let it out temporarily. Are there any actual, practical ways to control this? Thank you.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hello doctors! I'd like to ask how does one remain "stress free" There's always something perpetually worrying me. Ho...
Hi lybrate-user! I can understand that you are not abrle to overcome this problem after undergoing suggestion. Actually you need to change your attitude, the way you perceive, your mindset etc. You need to be strict in following the counseling advices given to you. You actually do not know how to carry out. It would be better if you could seek a Professional Psychologist at your locality and undergo treatment for the same, since you are unable to carry. Be relaxed With regards
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How can I manage stress I am very skinny I guess stress stress is the main reason I am always in tension.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
How can I manage stress I am very skinny I guess stress stress is the main reason I am always in tension.
Hi lybrate-user! Stress can be managed only by relaxing yourself and self care. The detail of what kind of stress you are experiencing is not mentioned here. Yet irrespective of office stress, personal or family, you need to keep yourself positive all the time instead of reacting towards any kind of external stimuli or triggers at your offics or at home. You are the master and you can control your mind, body and self from reacting towards external triggers of stressful events or situations. If you are still unable to cope up with stress definitely you can seek a Professional Psychologist at your locality or online consultation. If you really want to undergo treatment for the same you can contact me either through text chat or online consultation yes you are most welcome. If you are able to use this single suggestion to carry forward in dealing with stressful situations and finding improcement well and good. Take care. Be relaxed. Without your permission no one can control your peace and happiness. With regards
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5 years before duloxetine 30 mg and propranolol 20 mg BD dose started for my panic attack by psychiatrist. I have reduced it to 20 mg duloxetine and 20 mg propranolol OD dose. But I am not able to quit. I have tried many times to leave these medicines but each and every time I faced withdrawal symptoms like brain zig zags, noise in ear, vertigo, not able to walk properly, sensations in brain etc. I again consulted psychiatrist again 6 months ago and he replaced my duloxetine 20 mg with Desvenlafaxine 50 mg at night and 40 mg propranolol with flunarizine 5 mg. This dose is going on. Nowadays I again started experiencing brain sensations. Then I visited another psychiatrist. He changed my dose of Desvenlafaxine 50 mg to 100 mg in night and propranolol 40 mg BD. Kindly help me. I will be very very thankful to you doc tor. I take hypertension and diabetes medicine daily.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
5 years before duloxetine 30 mg and propranolol 20 mg BD dose started for my panic attack by psychiatrist. I have red...
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I recently married to a girl and our life was going well until I found she had past relationships. Now I am not able to handle this situation and getting panic attacks though I know she loves me equally and that was just her past. I am getting panic attacks sometimes and dying is also a thought that crosses my mind but I don't want to die. I am not able to share this with anyone and living in hope that everything will fall into​ place. So, I just want to know whether I need to consult any doctor as this event occurred 4 days back only.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
I recently married to a girl and our life was going well until I found she had past relationships. Now I am not able ...
Hello Lybrate user Psychotherapy, counseling and clinical hypnotherapy will be very beneficial for you. You will be able to live your live happily with her. The though that she had past relationships also brings many other thoughts and emotions and those extra thoughts and emotions are bothering you. We can remove all those stuff and just one memory will be there and that memory will be "she had past relationships" but that will not bother you anymore. Your married life will be very lovely happy and satisfactory again. For more information contact me in private. Take care. Good luck.
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I am suffering from ocd. Major problem which I have faced is unwanted religious thought come in my mind again and again then it produces ghabhrat in the left side of chest. How to overcome on this problem?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
For the ghabrahat, you will need to meet a doctor. Meet with a counselor first and then if that person recommends a psychiatrist to deal with this issue, do visit one as soon as possible. Please take your parents with you to determine the possible developmental issues that may have contributed to this condition. This is a fear-based condition and for some reason you have not been dealing with this childhood fear which has now developed unto these repetitive adaptations to seem to need it for normal functioning. The behavior will then become based on magical thinking and certain rituals will become necessary to do normal things making you believe that either the frequency or the ritual is important to its success. This of course is a fallacy but there will come a time that even if told the truth, your belief will defy any logic and you will continue behaving like that even if it cripples you in your daily routines. It only appears as though some other force is behind these behaviors and that you are compelled to act in this fashion. That is obviously not true but no one can convince you of anything different. The obsession is a repeating thought pattern with no meaningful outcome; and the compulsiveness is the need to act on those obsessions also in a repeated behavior pattern as though you just cannot help yourself. This is all driven by fear and when you are frustrated with it, you will escalate anger over it. Doubt, insecurity, uncertainty, and lack of firm memory will all plague you and increase stress. There are certain behavioral techniques to be implemented and if they work you may get out of this condition rather easily. If that does not work as desired, then medication has to be introduced, and in combination with counseling much work can be achieved.
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Catatonic Depression - Causes And Symptoms

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, de addiction
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Catatonic Depression - Causes And Symptoms

Catatonic depression is a kind of depression which is characterized by prolonged periods of speechlessness and motionlessness. It is described as a state of mind that is caused by neurogenic and motor inabilities caused due to dysfunction of various neurotransmitters like glutamate and dopamine. People who suffer from a severe case of this condition, even have difficulty in performing simple regular tasks. For example, the act of eating breakfast may take a span of hours.

Some of the common symptoms of this condition are:

- Feelings of sadness
- A change in appetite causing gain or loss of weight
- Difficulty in concentrating and thinking
- Feelings of restlessness, worthlessness, and guilt
- Fatigue
- Irritability
- A loss of interest in any activity
- Trouble sleeping
- Attempts at suicide
- Cynicism and negativism
- Agitation
- Unusual and abnormal movements
- An inability to move and difficulty in speaking
- A refusal to eat or drink due to extreme anxiety

The major causes of catatonic depression are:

1. Abnormal neurotransmitter production - Irregularities in the production of neurotransmitters are believed to be one of the major causative factors of this type of depression. These neurotransmitters present in the brain help cells to communicate with each other. Serotonin and norepinephrine are the neurotransmitters which are mostly associated with this type of depression.

2. Dopamine irregularities - Another reason for this condition is believed to be the irregularities in dopamine, glutamate, and gamma-aminobutyric acid neurotransmitter systems. Underlying neurological, physical, psychiatric or psychological conditions are accompanying issues.

Administering antidepressants or using electroconvulsive therapy are some of the known ways of treatment which have proved effective for getting relief from catatonic depression.

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