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I have been noticing for last 6 months lack of attention, concentration and can't focus on things properly, lacked glow from my face, not feel confident. What is this all about and what should I do, please get me out of this.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have been noticing for last 6 months lack of attention, concentration and can't focus on things properly, lacked gl...
If you are noticing a general lack of interest in things, people, and work around you then you are likely to be going through some sort of psychological stress or a difficult situation which you may not be conscious about. Reflect upon how the environment around you is like, how you are feeling about it, is your body also showing signs of lethargy, what has changed in these 6 months, how was it like 6 months before. Etc. If you can see what's bothering you then you can also work on helping yourself. If the issue persists then consult a counsellor for one to one counselling. Take care.
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Sir, Mare ander nervousness aa jati ha mere hath me kampen aa jati ha kabi kabi. Aisa daily nai kabi kabi hota jab me kisi senior say baat krta hu ja phir koi serious baat ho. Ja phr koi pressure aa jae kaam ka or ma usko karu. Eska kya reason ha or ma kaise esko thk karu.

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
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Mare ander nervousness aa jati ha mere hath me kampen aa jati ha kabi kabi. Aisa daily nai kabi kabi hota jab me...
Dear lybrate user. Nervousness is anxiety. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety.. Take care.
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Hii my health problem is that I will fat and I want to maintain my body and also my memory has very low so tell me how can I solve these problems.

MD(Ayu), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
According to ayurveda, for treatmnet of obesity, you firstly stop causative factors from your life style. Like drinking too much cold water, eat too much sweets, day sleep, water after meal, lack of exercise, curd, menda etc. I will need your detail history. Till you can follow this * start drinking hot water * stop day sleep * start any exercise in morning, like suryanamaskar, walking, joging, sports * drink juice of turmeric n ginger with honey * take jau barley, instead of ghenhu wheat. * use cow ghee n milk only * boild rise in open pot, don't use cocker. Withdraw water if rice we are offering ayurveda course for obesity.
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I am 19 year male having problem of weak memory cannot remember any thing at the time and having very low immune system potential and having problem of sinus.

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
Swasamirth 5 ml twice daily for your sinus problems. Walnut, chestnut but, Scleranthus, and Elm ,take those Bach remedies are useful to your memory problems. take 3 pills of each once daily for a month and revert back
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How to come out of rape trauma, I'm suffering since last two years, I'm having suicidal thoughts and bouts of depression, how to cope?

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
How to come out of rape trauma, I'm suffering since last two years, I'm having suicidal thoughts and bouts of depress...
I AM VERY SORRY TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR TRAUMA.BUT, PLEASE HOLD ON... I STRONGLY RECOMMEND COUNSELLING IF YOU CAN AFFORD SITTINGS.IN CASE YOU CANT, PLEASE WATCH ASTHA CHANNEL DAILY FOR A WORKOUT FROM 5 TO 7.30 AM AND COPY AS TAUGHT. THIS WILL GIVE YOU IMMENSE RELIEF AND RELIEVE STRESS.YOU WILL BENEFIT PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY. PLEASE FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, TAKE THIS AS AN ACCIDENT IN LIFE. JUST AS WE CANNOT CONTROL BEING HIT BY SOMEONE AND MAY END UP LOOSING AN ARM OR FOOT, BUT OUR LIFE MOVES ON. ..WE CONTINUE TO LIVE... PLEASE THINK OF THE GREATER CAUSE OF YOU BEING BLESSED WITH HUMAN LIFE. IT IS YOU WHO CAN BRING HAPPINESS IN SO MANY PEOPLE''S LIFE- JUST REACH OUT. BEGIN SIMPLE- TRY TO BRING A SMILE ON SOMEONE'S FACE. TRY TO LESSEN SOMEONE'S BURDEN, JUST A LITTLE BIT AND YOU WILL SEE THEM SMILE IN GRATITUDE. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND , FIND OUT WHO ARE PEOPLE LESS FORTUNATE THAN YOU. ATLEAST YOU HAVE A FIT BODY PHYSICALLY. HELP THOSE WHO ARE NOT SO FORTUNATE AS YOU. WORLD IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO NEED JUST A SMILE, JUST A SMALL GESTURE TO COME OUT OF THEIR MISERIES. GIVE YOURSELF TO THEM . SEE HOW THANKFUL THEY WILL BE . IN SHORT, LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR THOSE WHO NEED YOU AND RETURN YOUR LOVE MANIFOLD.
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Anger Can Trigger Heart Attack or Stroke

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,

A flash of anger may precipitate heart attack or stroke in susceptible individuals within two hours of anger episode as per a systematic review showed by Murray Mittleman, Dr PH, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues in the European Heart Journal.

The relative risks estimated in this meta-analysis indicate that there is a higher risk of cardiovascular events after outbursts of anger among individuals at risk of a cardiovascular event, but because each episode may be infrequent and the effect period is transient, the net absolute impact on disease burden is extremely low. However, with increasing frequency of anger episodes, the risk increases.

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Dr. My problem is that I always remains in anger. Please give me best treatment than.

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 Anil, Welcome to lybrate. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for further advice. Take care.
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What is the reason behind anxiety, depression? I am going through this from last 6 years it getting worst now. My skin, hair, energy level got affected cause of this? Please let me know how to get out of this.

BHMS
Homeopath,
What is the reason behind anxiety, depression? I am going through this from last 6 years it getting worst now. My ski...
Dear Mr Swapnil....Try Biochemic KALI PHOS 6X tablets for your anxiety....Take 4 tablets thrice daily
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I am 44 years male like sex very much but I think about my wife for this purpose l do not want to have sex. Frequency of sex is one time in two month. My mind always seek some other woman or girl for this purpose. What is the solution of this problem.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
Mr. Lybrate-user, fantasy and imagery is good to keep one sexually active. But it is not the reality! at 44 years of age, some men would want to experiment something different to get over the boredom of daily life. Just remember, most women would want to experiment too. So how about exploring your sexuality and that of your wife too?
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Sir I used to have sharp memory but now a days I think that I forget whatever I study instantly. N I am studying. So what should I do for increasing my memory.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I feel very bad becoz of stress. -collage -job -classes I can not manage time & also effect on health.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), certificate in panchkarma
Ayurveda, Haldwani
I feel very bad becoz of stress.
-collage -job
-classes
I can not manage time & also effect on health.
Do yoga n pranayam- anulom- vilom-15 min two times a day. Follow healthy lifestyle. Eat light healthy n fresh food veggies n fruits. Wake up early in morning n sleep on time. Sirodhara nasya talam ayurvedic treatment will help you alot. Consult them. Take tab sumenta-1 tab two times a day after food.
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Hi I'm 27 years old. I'm unable to sleep during the nights and even if I sleep it would be around 2 to 3 hours. I'm not even feeling tired during the day due to lack of sleep. I'm not much stressed nor do I have any problems. When I sleep I feel like my brain is still functioning though it need to rest at that time. I was thinking to take sedatives but I'm worried that I would be addicted to them. Is there any alternative so that I could sleep properly at least for 6 hours in a day. I don't even use much of smartphones or laptops too.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi I'm 27 years old. I'm unable to sleep during the nights and even if I sleep it would be around 2 to 3 hours. I'm n...
Sometimes the stress is present in a very stealthy way that you will be unaware of it. These symptoms are indicators of some stress. You may meet with a counselor and see into that. The lack of sleep, i. E. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i. E. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT, then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I lost somebody close lost year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time 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
I lost somebody close lost year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Does A Healthy Diet Reduce The Risk Of Depression?

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Does A Healthy Diet Reduce The Risk Of Depression?

Depression is a mental illness marked by feelings of profound sadness and low interest in positive activities. It is a persistent low mood that interferes with the ability to function and appreciate things in life. It may cause a wide range of symptoms, both physical and emotional. It can last for weeks, months, or years. There could be various causes of depression, but poor diet is one of the reasons revealed by researchers.

A certain study reinforces the hypothesis that a “healthy diet has the potential to not only ward off depression, but also prevent it."

Depressed individuals often have a poor diet quality and a decreased intake of nutrient rich food. But this is not yet clear in the case of healthy individuals suffering from depression.

A healthy diet characterized by vegetables, fruits, cereals, milk and low fat dairy products, pulses, fish, meat and poultry is associated with a lower risk of depression.

Increased intake of folate was also associated with a decreased risk of depression because low folic acid levels leads to low same (s-adenosylmethionine), which increases symptoms of depression. By improving folic acid status, same increases, and depressive symptoms drop. Vegetables, fruits, berries, whole-grains, meat and liver are the most important dietary sources of folate.

In addition, coffee and tea also act as anti-depressants to an extent because caffeine promotes the production of dopamine (a neurotransmitter released by the brain) which is responsible for the feeling of well being and happiness. But the amount of caffeine consumed should not be more than 300mg per day as caffeine is an addictive substance.

Omega 3-fatty acids, which are found in vegetable oil, nuts and fish oil, increase the level of serotonin (known as the happy hormone), which reduces the level of depression. Not only this, essential amino acids like tryptophan play a role in the formation of serotonin. Meat, fish, beans and eggs are good sources of essential amino acids.

Having refined carbohydrate and processed foods increases your blood sugar levels and does not provide any kind of nutrient to the body and brain. It even utilizes the mood enhancing vitamin b. Sugar also diverts the supply of another nutrient involved in mood enhancing, chromium. The best way to lower your sugar level is to have food low on the glycemic index.

Lastly, vitamin d deficiency may cause depression because vitamin d is responsible for brain development. So consume vitamin d rich foods such as egg, mushrooms, fish etc.

Depression is one of the leading health challenges in the world and its effect on public health, economics and quality of life are enormous. Not only the treatment of depression, but even the prevention of depression needs new approaches. Change in dietary and lifestyle factors are one of the possible approaches.

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Hi, I think I have gone into depression state. Tell me how to come out from this Thanks,

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi,
I think I have gone into depression state.
Tell me how to come out from this
Thanks,
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately.
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Yesterday I smoke weed with some friends. There were no problem yesterday but since today, I am feeling some problem in my stomach. nisha utar hi nahi raha hai. Pls tell me how to get rid from it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Yesterday I smoke weed with some friends. There were no problem yesterday but since today, I am feeling some problem ...
Please remember that Smoking is toxic to your body , mind and well-being. The earlier you can stop this habit , the healthier it can be for you. The lower taste and sinful habit of smoking can be stopped by replacing it with the higher taste. Simply read nice books which give you a higher meaning to life than chemicals in smoking. To know further, you can ask me
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My sister's age is 37 years, she is a severe case of depression treated by private psychiatrist. She is on regular medication for the last 15 years. She sleeps 5-6 hrs during daytime, snoring is very high, weight gain visible, brain not working properly, gets bad dreams. Feels better if not working. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, I agree with you, her case is sounding quite severe, and to be depressed for so long might have taken a toll on her motivation. It is easy for everyone to get angry with her but you have got to be understanding and yet firm. She needs help from the external because her internal drive may be highly diminished. One problem I am certain you have not done, which is to give her therapy while on medication. She needs to talk to some counselor qualified to treat depression. All these years have gone by without that form of support. Now what you can do is the following: take her out by force in the sun for at least half an hour daily. Take her for vigorous exercise everyday but start gradually. Do not let her sleep beyond 6. 30 am every day. She should not be allowed to lie down, sleep or lounge around during the day time. In fact she should be put on a tight time-table of interesting and mind-occupying activities. If she is taking her night tablets late, make her have dinner as early as 8 pm and let her take her night medication at that time and go to sleep as early as possible. Have her eat a lot of fiber and proteins in her diet. Give her some positive affirmations to recite every morning and night, three times at a time. There are certain products that help lose weight, which are very good. If interested, she can take them, regularly until the desired weight loss is achieved. There are some neurological exercises too that she can do but other people need to be involved. You can get in touch with me for some of them. Please be very patient with her but do all this on a war-footing and aggressively, if you want to see some improvement. Things will change gradually and will depend on her cooperation and all of your support.
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Dear sir my son is studying Mbbs 2nd year. He is not listening to us. Over confident. Doing things against parents. If we shout he quarrels. Criticising parents. Wants us to do things as per his wish. Intelligent. Hyper active. How to solve the problem.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dear sir my son is studying Mbbs 2nd year. He is not listening to us. Over confident. Doing things against parents. I...
Hi Librate user If you want your son to listen to you, you might need spend some time actively listening to him. You should try to focus on face to face communication with your son each day without judging or giving advice to him. When your son reacts with attitude to a discussion, take a deep breath and continue calmly with what you wanted to say don't shout on him. Use descriptive praise with your son for positive communication. Thanks.
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Suffering from headaches last 10-15 days. It's start effecting my thinking and memory. What should I do.

MBBS, Accupunture, Hypnosis, Visceral manipulation, Craniosacral Balancing, Quantum Touch, I don't practise accupunture,reiki,hypnosis because i didn't get good results.
Pain Management Specialist, Panchkula
Suffering from headaches last 10-15 days. It's start effecting my thinking and memory. What should I do.
As you know that headache is usually due to some kind of stress (known or unknown). Effects on thinking & memory is also due to negative thoughts only I.e. Stress. It may be due to stress in studies, professional or family. At no meditation clinic mind management is available which is simple easy less time taking & not available anywhere. After mind management mind gets free out of stress insecurity in professional /family life. & becomes a super mind. What is a super mind - No extra thoughts only useful thoughts ,how to face comparison etc. All this mind comes to know in 1st meeting that yes the above facts are true & possible. Also effects on body & brain r treated with powerful techniques like craniosacral balancing n quantum touch visceral manipulation (especially for digestive system )which act on whole body. All treatment is available online Regards
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