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Dr. Amrita Achrekar

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, is it related to high blood pressure. Please explain.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, is it related to high blood pressure.
Please explain.
Only a doctor can diagnose whether or not your high blood pressure is caused by anxiety or by a more serious health condition. Age, weight, gender, and family history all play a role. High blood pressure is rarely the only symptom of anxiety. Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension). But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure. If those temporary spikes occur frequently, such as every day, they can cause damage to your blood vessels, heart and kidneys, as can chronic high blood pressure. In addition, when you have anxiety you're more likely to resort to other unhealthy habits that can increase your blood pressure, such as: smoking drinking alcoholic beverages overeating.
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Hi I am habitual drinker and I keep drinking much but have good food also but sometimes I do skip and want leave drinking habit please advise .regards.

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Moradabad
If your will power is strong to leave your drinking habit than you cross your first step to leave this habit. It is a good sign. I appreciate to you. Next step is make your life happy with sharing your problems with someone, who listen you patiently and gives good advice. Like your mother, sister or family friends or counselor. Maintain your diet and daily routine works. Join yoga and meditation classes. Live your life as you want without bad habits. Like "khul k jiyo khul k hanso" Enjoy with your friends and family. All the best.
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Hi, I have cold and fear from past 3 weeks. Even I consulted near by doctor also. But its not cured.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi, I have cold and fear from past 3 weeks. Even I consulted near by doctor also. But its not cured.
Hello, if symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days frequent cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition like allergic bronchitis so you need to consult ent doctor for proper examination and further management.
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My age is 16 I having the problem called hair falling. For 2/3 weeks the hair falling problem is showing. I have used an oil. From next day onwards hair is getting filled. For this the hair is very thin. I have to get my hair back. And also I need to stop my hair falling. I am fully depressed. Plzz hlp me.

General Physician, Noida
My age is 16
I having the problem called hair falling.
For 2/3 weeks the hair falling problem is showing.
I have used...
For hair-loss:- if it is male type baldness (receding of hairline backwards and central loss of hair)-- it is due to androgen hormone and is familial and has genetic disposition.---- no treatment as anti-androgen can not be given as it may cause familiarization. You may use antiandrogen cream or lotion containing cyproterone acetate or some other antiandrogen. You may also use minoxidil hair oil or cathepsin hair oil. But the results are poor. If patch loss of hair or loss of hair due to fungal infection or dandruff:- take Fluconazole 150 mg once weekly (every sunday) + once weekly shampooing with Selsun shampoo+ + Shampooing by Fluconazole shampoo on other days + local use of cotrimazole lotion Diet: Take high protein diet Don't eat egg as it has avidin which antogonises hair-growth promoting vitamin biotin or take egg with biotin Take green vegetables, salad and fruits Vitamins: TAKE BIOTIN 1/2 TABLET TWICE DAILY FOR 1 YEAR Excess of Vitamin A may cause hairloss while optimal dose increses hair growth.
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I am 23 male. I made plans and I am good at everything I write in plans. I don't have sense of time and I wasted last 5 years thinking why am I so careless and lazy and started feeling low about myself. I was previously patient of depression and treated for that but in a row I become patient of chronic procrastination I think. I don't bath for week though I use to live very hygienically. I am treated with valporic acid by my doctor and I feel frustrated with each and every day as I am not doing anything just distracting myself into something else. Please help me I wasted so much of time that I cant afford to be unhealthy for a second.

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Sexologist, Jalna
I am 23 male. I made plans and I am good at everything I write in plans. I don't have sense of time and I wasted last...
Hello, I can understand what is worrying you and your situation right now. First, i'd suggest that you don't need to use every second just for achieving something. Devote some time to yourself, pick out your hobbies, join some sport or music club. The purpose of life is to be content, happy and peaceful and not merely be an achiever. Secondly, what you describe sounds like bipolar depression. For this, optimize your dose of valproate, if that doesn't help much, there are medicines that can be used along with valproate for bipolar depression. Take care.
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I didn't concentrated my study's. My mind is diverted to mobile & television and etc.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
You can change your room. Give mobile to your mom while studying. You may download few relaxing music or instrumental music to run in background while studying. This will help you in getting control on your poor attention, so that you may concentrate on your studies. All the best.
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5 Effective Ways to Manage Stress

MS - Psychotherapy & Counselling
Psychologist, Chennai
5 Effective Ways to Manage Stress

Stress happens when the demands placed on you are too much and cause a burden on you, for example, work, school or relationships surpass your capacity or ability to adapt. Sometimes stress can be a little beneficial in the form of a support that gives the drive to some people to get their work done on time and meet due dates and deadline. However, an extraordinary measure of stress can create health and well-being issues. They can lead to problems in cardiovascular and central nervous systems and take a serious emotional problem.

Untreated and chronic stress can bring about serious health conditions including tension, sleeping disorder, muscle pain, hypertension and a weak immune system. Stress can fuel other diseases and disorders, for example, heart diseases, depression and obesity most of the times. By discovering positive, healthy and solid ways to oversee stress as it happens, a significant number of these negative wellbeing outcomes can be decreased. Here are five effective ways to manage stress:

  1. Take a break from the stress: It might appear to be hard to divert yourself from a major work schedule. However, when you give yourself consent to step away from it, you let yourself have sufficient energy to accomplish something else, which can help you have another viewpoint or practice methods to feel less stressed. It is critical not to ignore the stress factor. However, even twenty minutes to yourself is useful.
  2. Workout: Exercise benefits your emotions and brain along with your body. We continue finding out about the long term advantages of a normal exercise schedule. In any case, even a ten or fifteen-minute walk, run, swim or yoga session during an unpleasant time can give a quick impact that can keep you going for a few hours.
  3. Laugh and try to stay happy: Our brains are interconnected with our feelings and outward appearances. When individuals are stressed, its shows up on their face. So laughter can alleviate some of that pressure and enhance the circumstance.
  4. Get social backing: Try to call a friend or send an email to someone regarding your problems. When you impart your worries or sentiments to someone else, it helps calm the stress. In any case, it is critical that the individual whom you converse with is somebody whom you trust and someone who can understand and accept you. In case that your family is the stressor, for instance, it may not ease your stress in which case, you may need a friend.
  5. Meditate: Meditation and prayer can help the brain and body to unwind and concentrate properly. It can help people see new points of view, create self-sympathy and forgiveness. While practising meditation, individuals can discharge feelings that may have been bringing about physical pain. Much like a workout, research has demonstrated that practising meditation can prove to be very helpful. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.
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I have problem of short temper What will I can do to control it. I became aggressive on nothing sometimes help me to change myself.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You should not control your anger but learn to express it in healthy ways. Anger is a good feeling if harnessed well. In fact all feelings are good feelings and they are there to tell us to rectify something that is not going well. The cardinal rule to feelings is the expressions of them. All feelings must be expressed without exception. If you do not they will get internalized and harm the particular organ it has chosen to express itself in. Now there is a problem if you are getting angry suddenly, too fast or without reason. These are signs that there has been some problem in the past and that the concerned feeling has not be dealt with by expression. Sometimes by suppressing anger over the years you may be carrying an overload of unexpressed anger that will come out in impulses and with the least of provocations. These piled up emotions must be dealt with even now and after you have relieved yourself of past feelings you will be able to handle current ones with a lot of ease. Since you are already displaying so much anger at such speed, it indicates that there was something that had happened in your early childhood, including prenatal life, which is contributing to this situation. Your mom will know what that is all about, and equipped with that information meet with a counselor soon. In fact it will be easier to work on it now than later when the anger behavior will be too entrenched to remove easily. In the meantime go for regular and vigorous exercise daily, preferably the aerobic kind. Also you must introspect whether you are actually scared but choosing to act angry because it is a power feeling compared to being in fear. In that case you need to handle the fear and not the anger and your problems will cease to trouble you. Even so you must then find out about why there is so much fear in your life at this stage. Anyway anger management classes will be still beneficial for you.
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The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology
Psychologist, Hubli-Dharwad
The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

There are certain aspects of our lives, which we may feel are not upto the mark and you might want to change them. For example, consider a situation that you suffer from dwarfism and people mock you about your height. You may wish that you were taller so that you are not ridiculed anymore. You may feel physically inadequate and stay depressed quite frequently.

No matter what the odds are, you should be able to find a support system somewhere, be it in your friends, family or within yourself. There are a number of methods which you may find useful in dealing with these kinds of situations.

  1. Mediation: Meditation may help in focusing your mind and keeping your mind free from negative thoughts. It helps in improving your concentration and broadens your mind. It may also help in seeing situations in a different manner and in a different light thus, helps you overcome difficult episodes in life.
  2. See things from a different vantage point:Usually we see things from one single standpoint and perceive them in a single manner. It is advised to see the same thing through multiple viewpoints and multiple vantage points in order to get a broader understanding of the entire situation. This helps in making a more logical and balanced decision.
  3. Focus on the positives: Let’s understand with the help of a simple anecdote. One day a teacher gave a student a white piece of paper with a black dot at the center and asked the student what he thought of the paper. The student said that there was a black dot on the paper. Usually, most people tend to focus on the black dot and not the white space surrounding it. Similarly, in life, you should see the positives instead of concentrating only on the negative aspects. This will help you sail through a number of difficult stages.
  4. Build resilience: Being resilient is a very good quality to have, as it can help you overcome a lot of setbacks in life. Problems are a part of life as they might result from external circumstances which you will have no control over. Hence, it is always wise to accept the situation and move on in life.
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Hi Doctor, I am a boy with age of 17 Tell me that what to do to control myself from excess use of mobile.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Hi Doctor, I am a boy with age of 17 Tell me that what to do to control myself from excess use of mobile.
If possible buy a normal black & white phone half of your tome will be saved, use internet in Desktop only. Get yourself busy so that using mobile becomes secondary for you. Excess of mobile causes cancer through the waves, deafness, color blindness. Life is once utilize your time for a fruitful career, time once gone never comes back my friend. Chase your dreams, not your inbox Thanks
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I' m 22 year old and always live in imaginary world and hesitant to tell my feelings to other people. Help me Doctor. I can be easily cheated because I' m easily influenced by other people' s world. But from my hurt core I love all living beings in the world. Help me Doctor, Help me!

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Please see a psychiatrist and a counsellor at the earliest in your city. This is curable but needs to be identified exactly what is happening with you.
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I am 29 yrs old, female, I am married and am working in it. I relocated my work place from bangalore to kolkata due to my marriage. Now I feel irritated often with this decision due to marriage tantrums and my husband' s chauvinist nature. I feel I am loosing my peace n am becoming a different person who I am not. Please suggest how to bring harmony back to my life?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
If you give too much of yourself in any relationship without making space for yourself then there are chances that you will feel stifled in that relationship. In this relationship, you need to make space for yourself and act assertively in your communications with your husband. Marriage is about trust, respect for each other and compromise and understanding on the other side. Negotiating for what you want and what you can bring into the marriage but saying very clearly what you cannot do. Having said this, your husband can also do the same and clearly say what he can and cannot bring to this marriage and what you both expect from each other, which is again negotiable. Accepting each other faults and shortcomings needs a lot of patience from both sides. Taking time off from each other is another part of the marriage so that you can do what you like to do. Don' t give up your friends and family when you get married. They play an equally important role in your life. What you can do with them, you cannot do with your husband and visa versa. Counselling helps immensely in sorting out marital issues. Click on private chat if you want to know more.
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Hi, I am trying to be a normal person and I am in love, but I am very worried that I am behaving very different like suspicious and doubtful. I know that I don't have to worry about her behavior but from my inside some devils comes out and forcing me to think bad about our relationship. I'm helpless what should i do ?

Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Hi, I am trying to be a normal person and I am in love, but I am very worried that I am behaving very different like ...
Dear lybrate-user you should take a dose of Nux vomica 30 5 drops and call back after two days with the results and for more details, further coyrse of medicine.
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I have a flight fobia. When I entered into the flight I am getting tensed every time. And while the flight gets ready to take off I feel my all pressures from my belly comes to my chest. That time I feel that I do not breath properly mainly while the flight is in air. But while the plane landed that time I feel easy and feel OK. That time I realise may be my feeling of uneasiness comes due to my anxiety. Pls advice how can I overcome from this type of phobia.

Homeopath, Raebareli
I have a flight fobia. When I entered into the flight I am getting tensed every time. And while the flight gets ready...
Please take Aconite 30 - at an interval of 15 minutes when you are about to take off - perhaps when you reach and have had your seat take the first dose. Also you need to plug your ear with cotton before the flight is read to take off - this can ease your problem.
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Mai kuch bhi padhai karne ke baad jaldi bhul jata hu aur mera memory power bhi bahut kamzor h so please help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I put things somewhere and forget where I put that things n starts finding them. If someone said something to me I don't remember after a minute what that person told me. Just like this I do study hard but when it's time to revise those things I can't revise I need to relearn each n every word. And after relearning those things I still cannot write anything in exams and it results into failure. Now I feel scared to go to the exams. Please tell me what should I do. I want to come out of these things. Please help me to overcome my problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably under some stress that is not known to you. Meet with a counselor and deal with that to regain your memory. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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I feel shivering when I talk with any person and my heart beat get high and when I talk with person for long time then I have to give pressure in my mind to understand. what should i do?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I feel shivering when I talk with any person and my heart beat get high and when I talk with person for long time the...
Dear lybrate user, you are stressed out and you know that you are stressed out. The problem is that stress becomes more and more difficult to manage when we start accepting that particular situations and activities will bring back the stress in us. In your case it is talking with another person. So you know that when you talk to somebody you will have shivering and high heart rate and since you have already observed this thing about yourself-this has become a recurring phenomenon in your life. First of all dissociate yourself with this fact by again in again repeating this activity and situation. Don't avoid talking with people. In fact make it a habit to talk to as many people as possible. You will have initial difficulty but as and when you continue giving yourself the same situation the difficulty in managing that situation will keep on fading and one day it will completely vanish. This is the best way that you can manage and conquer your fears. Regards
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My brother get hyper very soon and he starts breaking things and don't understand wt is good or bad for him at that tym Please tell.

Homeopath, Faridabad
My brother get hyper very soon and he starts breaking things and don't understand wt is good or bad for him at that t...
Hello, Give him homoeopathic medication - Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Management: There are few yoga poses which helps in calming the mind and relieves stress. Exercises: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (The mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) Anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like Balasan, Setu Bandha Sarvangasan, Uttanasan, Garudasan, Savasana, Triconasana, Viprita Karani, Marjaryasana, Dhyana, Bhujangasana, Anulom-Vilum, Pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc.
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This about behavior my gf is getting aggressive on small thing she feeling irritated of every small thing how to treat it she work in a call center.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
this the result of tension she undergoes at work or a behavioural disorder and she has to try mind control by meditation and if not successful, medication is needed
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