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Dr. Girish Date

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Psychiatrist, Mumbai

34 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Girish Date MD Psychiatrist, Mumbai
34 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Anxiety, choking or lump in the throat. Feeling of something stuck in the throat. Or followed by nervousness, fear n elevated stress. Age 30. Weight 4.5kg. Height 5.6"

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Anxiety, choking or lump in the throat. Feeling of something stuck in the throat. Or followed by nervousness, fear n ...
Hi, It seems like anixety disorder. You need to consult a psychiatrist for proper medication. There are many good psychiatrists in mumbai. Also, It's time to get into the relaxation technique. Remember, you need to commit to it for it to work, and you can't expect huge changes right away. It takes some time for these to become natural, and you need to do it every day so that it starts to become part of your lifestyle, not just something you're doing in a panic. Its a must along with medication Close Your Eyes Start by breathing calmly. Breathe in slow and deep with your eyes closed, using your entire diaphragm. You want to fill your stomach first and your chest second, and you want to breath slowly both in and out. At the peak of your breath (when you have filled up your lungs), hold for a few seconds before you exhale. Breathe in through your nose and breathe out through pursed lips, almost like you're whistling. It's a good idea to practice this type of breathing for a while to get used to it before moving onward. Once you feel your breathing is under control, move forward. Count Backwards Slowly count backwards from five to one. You can do this in your mind, or you can do this out loud. Start over every time you reach one. Remember, slow, measured breathing is important. If you count slowly, you'll be able to breathe at a better pace. Repeat this until you feel your mind focus less on your stressful thoughts. Focus on Your Body Try to concentrate on the way your body feels. Notice the areas of your body that are tense and relax them. You should feel yourself slumping in your chair. You should feel your muscles let go of your legs. Every muscle in your body should be let go, almost as if your entire body has gone limp and boneless and is now just a puddle of skin. If it helps, try to imagine yourself feeling heavy, warm, and tingly. You want yourself to feel heavy, as though your tense muscles are no longer holding you up. Remember to also relax your face and eyes. You may even want to relax your jaw. It's okay if it opens slightly. Turn Off Each Muscle The best way to do the above step is to turn off each muscle one at a time. Start with your right foot. Relax it by imagining it feeling heavy and weak. Then move to your left foot. Then your right leg. Then your left leg. Keep moving your way up until you've reached your face. Then go through it one more round, and make sure that each and every muscle feels turned off. Start Visualizing Your next step is to try to mentally transport yourself somewhere truly relaxing. Remember, your eyes should be closed throughout this whole process. Visualize yourself on a relaxing beach, or a pretty park. Try to imagine this place with all of your senses. Focus on the details. What does each flower smell like? What noises are you hearing? Envelop yourself in this location. Don't forget to continue your slow and measured breathing. Wipe Negative Thoughts Away When you do have a negative thought or some type of stressor enter into your imagination, visualize it turning into some type of object, and then have some relaxing thing take it away. For example, a stressful boss could be lifted up and taken away by a dove until it's gone. Then go back to imagining all of the relaxing world around you. Start Positive Affirmations Now that you're in a relaxing place, start giving yourself positive affirmations or suggestions. These are often the part that feels the most awkward to those new to the technique. But the goal is to make sure that you're thinking about and listening to positive things. It distracts your mind from the negative and provides you with something happy that you can focus on. Examples of these positive suggestions include: I feel calm and serene.I am having a good day.I am a great person.I have and will have a pleasant attitude.I will cure my anxiety.I love my body.I love my life.I believe in myself.Continue this process until you can't focus on your negative thoughts anymore. Try to do it as long as possible, and any time stress or a negative thought enters, have it taken away and keep yourself transported into that new environment, breathing slowly. For any query consult me
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Sir/Madam, My father is 79 years old, he worked in govt sector, for 35 years and after retirement in worked for 20 years in pvt sector he worked very hard through out his carrier, he is not a homely person, 2 month back he took the retirement due his health problem (severe burning sensation in the middle of the stomach). So my question is, both my mother and father staying away from us, so whenever I meet my father he always use to tell me that some times I am having a NEGATIVE THOUGHTS like, why he is laughing, or why he wear red shirt, so can you suggest some exercise or medication.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir/Madam,
My father is 79 years old, he worked in govt sector, for 35 years and after retirement in worked for 20 ye...
I guess your father is suspicious about other people. Your father is physically and mentally tired now after working for 55 years. He might be finding it difficult to stay at home and probably does not understand how to spend his time. At this age body and mind cannot work very efficiently and effectively. Keep a check on all his physical parameters and take him to a doctor for a routine check up. If he is physically fit, then encorage him to have a fixed daily routine. Like getting up at fixed time, going for a walk, have breakfast, do pooja or read newspaper, (whatever he would like to do) or go to market to buy small items, go to bed at fixed time etc etc. Encourage him to do some exercise (whatever suits him) and yoga/pranayama etc which will keep him fit mentally as well. Encourage him to meet his friends regularly. Encorage him to take up some hobby" empty mind is devil's workshop" so, somehow he needs to be occupied creatively.
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I am 18 years old male and have a problem that I forgot about everything and after a long time only sometimes it comes to my mind. This is happening with me from last two-three years. I don't know which doctor to contact for this. And also due to this problem I have become a very weak student of my class and have dropped my last year's class. Please reply about this question as soon as possible.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Two to three years ago the hormonal influences may have impacted a lot of things apart from distracting your attention. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please help me.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please ...
Hello lybrate-user. Thank you for chosing lybrate. This is really sad that you lost somebody who was closer to you. This is really very natural feeling but hitendra life never stops na. We have to move forward. Its not easy to forget that person. Still try to engage yourself in a fruitful activity while doing you will get positive output.
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What is actually meant by depression and what is difference between depression and stress?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is actually meant by depression and what is difference between depression and stress?
depression : a state of feeling sad : a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way : a period of time in which there is little economic activity and many people do not have jobs.(1) : a state of feeling sad : dejection (2) : a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies c (1) : a reduction in activity, amount, quality, or force (2) : a lowering of vitality or functional activity Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. This class will discuss different causes of stress, how stress affects you, the difference between 'good' or 'positive' stress and 'bad' or 'negative' stress, and some common facts about how stress affects people today.Many different things can cause stress -- from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional (such as worry over your family or job.) Identifying what may be causing you stress is often the first step in learning how to better deal with your stress. Some of the most common sources of stress are: Survival Stress - You may have heard the phrase "fight or flight" before. This is a common response to danger in all people and animals. When you are afraid that someone or something may physically hurt you, your body naturally responds with a burst of energy so that you will be better able to survive the dangerous situation (fight) or escape it all together (flight). This is survival stress. Internal Stress - Have you ever caught yourself worrying about things you can do nothing about or worrying for no reason at all? This is internal stress and it is one of the most important kinds of stress to understand and manage. Internal stress is when people make themselves stressed. This often happens when we worry about things we can't control or put ourselves in situations we know will cause us stress. Some people become addicted to the kind of hurried, tense, lifestyle that results from being under stress. They even look for stressful situations and feel stress about things that aren't stressful. Environmental Stress - This is a response to things around you that cause stress, such as noise, crowding, and pressure from work or family. Identifying these environmental stresses and learning to avoid them or deal with them will help lower your stress level. Fatigue and Overwork - This kind of stress builds up over a long time and can take a hard toll on your body. It can be caused by working too much or too hard at your job(s), school, or home. It can also be caused by not knowing how to manage your time well or how to take time out for rest and relaxation. This can be one of the hardest kinds of stress to avoid because many people feel this is out of their control. Later in this course we will show you that you DO have options and offer some useful tips for dealing with fatigue.
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I'm having a continuous feeling of suicidal thoughts depression n sadness. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I'm having a continuous feeling of suicidal thoughts depression n sadness. Please help me.
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. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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My lover left me alone. I can't able to live my life. Always thinking of her. Guide me to come out of it.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Its ok to feel stressed. Break ups are stressful but time heals everything. Have faith and have patient. Distract yourself and keep yourself busy in things and away from any emotional trigger. Get your counseling done.
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What are the clinical manifestation of parkinsonism, The person also have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kangra
What are the clinical manifestation of parkinsonism,
The person also have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic ki...
parkinsonism mainly manifest as slowness due to increased muscle tone..patient has slowness in walking slowness in eating..he or she has generalised bodyaches, heaviness in body. facial expressions decreases so much dat face appears as mask....most important feature is tremulousness of the limbs tremors will first appear in one limb then progress to involve other limbs...slowly slowly body become rigid and patient has difficulty in walking..and later on patient can become bed bound...
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THINK BEFORE YOU SMOKE

MDS
Dentist, Guntur
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.

My grand mother is suffering from Parkinson but the bigger problem is that she gets fainted when she walks or sits. Is there any thing by which she can walk properly or even sit properly. Her age is about 75 years. She has problem of even getting up from bed.

FRACP, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Ludhiana
She probably has postural hypotension. Bp has to be checked in lying and standing position. If it drops by more than 20 mm then she will need medications. Alternatively she may be having multisystem atropy or drug induced bp fall on standing.
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i have weakness, full body pain all the times ,always want to go to bed for rest. please help

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
i have weakness, full body pain all the times ,always want to go to bed for rest. please help
according To ur ht ur wt is less ...Take high calorie and high protein diet do excercise or walk regularly. Don't skip brkfst. With brkfst take 1 glass of milk n add 2 badam n 2 anjeer. Take 4-5 meals in a day on frequent interval.
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Hi I am smoking weed. And I think I can concentrate more in studies after smoking weed? What are negative effects of weed and positive effects of weed I think smoking weed is good cuz smoking weed I am improving.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, The positive effect hooks you to weed. For that benefit of concentration in studies, you go on smoking weed. The weed's benefit lasts only 4- 5 hours if you smoke. So you need it again. Later on without weed you can not study at all. Getting the supply of weed becomes difficult. So you have tell lies or steal money to keep your habit going on. After few years, you get into amotivational syndrome where you are not motivated to study further or work. You are happy with your weed without worrying about anything. There are people with psychosis and weed. When you will be psychotic, nobody knows. Many weed smokers don't stop there. They go to other addicting substances just as experiment or to get better concentration. The longer you smoke weed, more difficult for you to concentrate in studies without weed. So it is better to stop as early as possible and find other methods to concentrate. All the best in your efforts
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I am a student I always forget small things like where I placed the key Please help me to get away from this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your age may be a huge contributor and if that is true you are looking at a two year period of difficulties only. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 are 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.
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After a road accident and months of treatment, my wife is suffering from mental illusions? She sees imaginary things and talk unrealistic? How can we get out of this?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
After a road accident and months of treatment, my wife is suffering from mental illusions? She sees imaginary things ...
If a part of the brain is damaged due to head injury, the patient may experience such kind of abnormalities as delusions and illusions, unrealistic thoughts and speach etc. In some patients the problem resolves its own in course of time, in some others it may need to take a long term (life time in severe cases) medical management including medicines, rehabilitation therapy, psychotherapy etc. It depends on many factors like age and severity of the injury of the patient. Do not loose heart, things will turn positive as time goes on. Keep in touch with and follow the advices of the neuropsychiatrist.
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My mom has minor ocd and keeps on cleaning frequently I feel depressed what should I do for her.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Obsessive compulsive disorder is very distressing for the patient, and can be worrisome for the relatives. With the right medication, her symptoms may come under control. Along with medication, behavioral therapy is also important. There is lot of anxiety associated with OCD. You should take her to a psychiatrist for proper management. You can consult me if required.
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How to increase concentration power, as I can not concentrate more than 2 minutes.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably under some form of stress. The migraine headaches indicate that as well as that there could be reasons for the stress to stem from unexpressed anger. Are you aware of any such feeling pending expression in your life when you look back to even childhood? You could discuss these matters with a counselor and see if together you can both identify the reasons for the stress. Apart from that you can do some of the following to improve memory and concentration. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. 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, broccoli, blueberries, fish, coconut oil, wheat sprouts, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. 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. 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.
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I am 16 years old. I can't understand what has happened to me. I can't concentrate on my study. Every moment I think that no one loves me. But I was not like this in my childhood. I was very good at my study. I was the topper. But now when decide to focus on study I do it for some time and then it all goes as usual. I am very tired of this. I want to make my carrier bright. Always mind tell me that I will lose every thing. I want to study but I can't. I am very helpless please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually you are cared of your future.But keep in mind one thing that your present will lay foundation of your tomorrow.So work hard and try to be focused,only then you will succeed in life as there is no short way to success. I will advise you below given homoeopathic medicines or help Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily for 2 months BREN-UP syrup ( ALLEN) Drink 2 spoon twicedaily
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My mother is of 41 years. Since 15 days she is having extreme headache and she often forgot many things quickly. She is tensed. Suddenly her headache starts and she fell down at the bed. So I want to ask that what should she do to get rid of this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mother is of 41 years. Since 15 days she is having extreme headache and she often forgot many things quickly. She ...
take analgesic like paracetamol or dispirin to control headache. rest in a quiet and dark room apply balm to forehead and massage
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I noticed my hand shiver when I do some work sometime, I am a smoker but only smoke 3 cigratees daily. Is smoking is the reason behind it? Please guide me. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, it could be if you have been smoking for a long time especially during your adolescence period. It is not enough to quit smoking, which is in itself an excellent thing, but now you must do something to return your ravaged body, mind, and brain back to a healthy state. Depending on when you quit and how much you have smoked, it will take time for your health to revert to old times. To hasten it you must do some effective things immediately. You must take one day at a time when quitting. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. But don’t fool yourself any smoking is harmful, and you need to seriously get on with quitting it completely and immediately.
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I can not remember anything for long time I forget things. How I can improve my memory.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there, short term memory allows you to retain a small amount of information for a short amount of time. Think of it as a temporary workspace where information is consciously registered before being processed into long term memory. A lot of short term data is thrown straight out and is never committed to long term memory. But when we immediately throw out data we want to remember, it becomes a problem. So how can we retain the important stuff so that it sticks when we really want to remember something? in this article, we'll look at the causes of short term memory loss and how you can actively improve it through daily brain training, mnemonic devices, an ultimate memory improvement software and memory supplements. What causes short term memory loss? there are many things that disrupt your conscious processing of new memories. For example, if you can't absorb new information properly, then you have no hope of remembering it later. It's quite normal to forget things committed to recent memory, like what you had for breakfast or where you put your keys. This is a sign of aging, and its the biggest cause of short term memory loss. Your brain stops growing and starts shrinking in your 20s, and so you have fewer brain cells as you get older. While it doesn't usually affect your active memory (minutes), it does affect your recent memory (hours). However, other types of short term memory loss can be a cause of concern. It is associated with a whole host of diseases and disorders, including: alcohol abuse alzheimer's disease atlantic mussel food poisoning cerebral tumor cerebrovascular disease chronic fatigue syndrome chronic stress creutzfeldt jakob disease dementia depression drug abuse encephalitis head injury hiv/aids huntington's disease hypothyroidism lead poisoning marijuana abuse mental illness morgellon's disease normal pressure hydrocephalus sleep deprivation smoking stroke syphilis vitamin b12 deficiency if you feel your short term memory loss is not directly related to aging, you should check out the section on the wider causes of memory loss. However, depending on the underlying cause of your short term memory loss, there are some practical techniques you can use to help restore it. How to improve your short term memory most people compensate for short term memory loss by keeping notes and writing lists of important data. This may provide a quick solution but it doesn't challenge your brain to remember more - if anything, you're using your active memory even less. Automatically storing all your numbers in a cell phone or pda doesn't exactly help either. Instead, it's far better to: perform brain training learn memory techniques take a memory supplement all of these will optimize your brain to perform better naturally - without any artificial aids which will ultimately make it lazy. 1. Brain training it's important to keep your mind sharp as you age. Studies have found that seniors who do crosswords, puzzles, read, write and play card games delayed the onset of dementia. You only need do this kind of mental exercise twice a day in order to help prevent your mental powers from stagnating. The other good news is, brain training is fun! for memory improvement games, I recommend lumosity online brain training. It's free to begin with so you can get a taste of what's available, offering a wide range of simple and scientifically-proven memory games designed for all ages. By practicing daily, you can track your performance and monitor your level of improvement. It's a great resources for anyone serious about sharpening their working memory skills. 2. Memory improvement techniques take a look at some of these memory improvement techniques, designed to help you store more dry data and flex that memory muscle of yours. Exercise a - chunking studies show that most people can comfortably store 7 random digits. In order to make this a lot easier we naturally use a technique called chunking - separating the data into smaller blocks, such as hyphenating phone numbers. How to improve short term memory: chunkingsome people stretch this technique to remember their 16-digit credit card number, broken down into chunks of 4 digits. Can you do this? don't worry if not, most people have simply never tried. After all, we do have this mentality of writing things down instead of making the effort required to remember them. So next time you need to remember a phone number, try the good old method of chunking and committing it to memory first. Repetition and writing it down will help. But the aim of this exercise is to recall the number from memory later on in the day - and not have to refer to a cell phone or scrap of paper. Exercise b - mnemonic devices a mnemonic device is a verbal or visual memory improvement technique that makes it easier to remember a host of seemingly unrelated data. It works by evoking vivid and unusual mental imagery and emotions, thereby giving dry data meaning. Mnemonic devices this mnemonic device will remind you to call your angry gorilla-like boss today. Simple mnemonics can be as basic as a rhyme or acronym to create a reference point for the data you're trying to learn. For instance, my very easy method just sums up nine planets tells us the order of the planets in orbit is mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune, pluto. Don't worry pluto, you are still a planet to me! we have all used simple mnemonics like this before - but there are many more clever mnemonic devices to enhance your memory. My favorite are the ones involving colorful visualizations (like a ton of garbage falling down on my head when the clock chimes six) reminding me to take the garbage out. Whether you are battling aging memory loss or super-charging a healthy student memory, mnemonic devices are an excellent habit to form. You will soon be able to quickly memorize long lists of items, tasks, or important facts and recall them from your short term memory with ease. These can also be translated to long term memories if you wish. These powerful techniques can be applied to everyday life and not only help you recall data more easily, it is also another great form of brain training. 3. Memory vitamins sometimes memory loss can be attributed to a nutritional deficiency in the diet. Experts recommend eating more nutrient-rich foods or specific vitamin supplements to restore balance. This provides the brain with all the nutrients it needs to function properly, including the way it forges and retrieves memories. If you are looking to improve your short term memory, you may find it helps to take a memory supplement, in addition to eating a healthy balanced diet. Using the latest memory research, I have compiled a list of the best memory vitamins. These include vitamins b, c, e and omega-3 fatty acids. I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery.
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