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Dr. Gopa Khan

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I have a bad habit that eating tobacco. I try to quiet it but I can not. How can I quiet it.

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Hello, The longer you take tobacco,, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.

Sir I been suffering from schizophrenia. Is it curable. How much time it takes to cure. If once cured it will not come back.

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It is curable with treatment by a psychiatrist and how much time it will take depends on persons. No definite rule.

I am drinking wheat grain scotch whiskey since I was 20 years old but now I'm 42 years and I've got addicted to it so I've started daily drinking I.e.only one pack or sometimes two. What will be its consequences and how to overcome it please guide me.

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I am drinking wheat grain scotch whiskey since I was 20 years old but now I'm 42 years and I've got addicted to it so...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Alcohol is poison. Alcohol can cause various liver disease and psychological problems. You need to quit alcohol. The best method is to use your will power. You can also use deaddiction therapy. I suggest online deaddiction therapy. Take care.

I want to get rid of smoking. so, please help sir.

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Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may 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. Don?t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. 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.

I want to replace the current Medicines used for Anxiety and Muscle tension I. E, Duvanta 20 mg, zapiz 0.25 mg I am looking for treatment in Ayurveda are these medicines which can replace clonazepam drug?

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I want to replace the current Medicines used for Anxiety and Muscle tension I. E, Duvanta 20 mg, zapiz 0.25 mg I am l...
Ayurveda is a very good treatment. Better to stop the present medicine. Along with ayurveda better to consult psychologist for overcome the problem of anxiety. It helps very much. Practice relaxation therapy and behaviour therapy. Psychological counselling is no side effects. Better to consult before ayurveda treatment. Take the advice of the psychologist. Then go for any medicinal help. Best of luck.

I forget things, feelings are disappearing in my life, lake of happiness/sadness/attraction/interest. But I don't have that much stress and I don't drink alcohol/smoke. Unless it's more than 1 month. What to do?

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I forget things, feelings are disappearing in my life, lake of happiness/sadness/attraction/interest. But I don't hav...
Dear lybrate-user, You are having depressive symptom currently. You do not need stress for depression to occur. Depression also occur in hypothyroidism, vit b12 and vit D3 deficiency. Get your thyroid test done first. We will plan to start antidepressant medication once we talk to you. You can start brisk walking in morning, maintain your sleep and wakeup time and get yourself involved in small projects like learning new musical instrument or any thing which you like. All of these thing will help you. All d best.
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What are the appropriate steps should I take to help my mother in law from schizophrenia . What are the medicines which can be given along with her daily meals as she doesn't not accept any medications. For her all those voices are very real so she thinks that we are ignoring her problems . Please do let me know some methods to help her out .

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
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Dear , I can understand you. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder and regarded psychoses origin. It needs continuous psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Psychiatrist will only be able to advise on the questions you asked here. Take care.
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How to stop smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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Dear everyone knows smoking is the reason for many lung and respirator cancer. When people smoke, they inhale nicotine and 4000+ other chemicals which can cause various diseases and many other types of cancer. There are no long term or short term effects. Smoking slowly erodes the capacity of lungs. The best option is to stop smoking with your will power. For craving you may use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches. You may post a private question if you want more guidance on this matter. Take care.

I have a bad habit of smoking how can I prevent It I just want to stop it please help me out.

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The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. 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.
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Hi. I really need help. I am dying with social anxiety or social phobia. It is extremely painful for me everyday. Today I joined the new company and I was not able to introduce my self. I was in very trouble and wanted to quit the office on the support bcz of fear. I was not able to speak my name in front of people. My communication is getting very poor day by day. It is not new I have been suffering from this from last 4 years. I have visited many doctors and changed many anti depression tablets none of them worked. please suggest me the solution and best medicine which is very very effective on social phobia. Try to understand communication is must in my field otherwise it will cause to quit my job sooner and I dont understand anything in sessions or tanning which going on in my office. I feel my mind has been shut down. It takes very long time to come in normal situation. please plz help me out. I am still worrying what is going to be happen next day bcz I wont be able to speak and wont able to answer the questions in session. Thnx:((

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Hi. I really need help. I am dying with social anxiety or social phobia. It is extremely painful for me everyday. Tod...
Dear , I can understand. I suggest you not to worry much. There are many people out there with social anxiety disorder. Many of them are able to manage their day to day activities. Many of them are cured. I am sure, you will also be cured of your problem if you approach the problem positively. I suggest you one or two online counseling sessions and psychotherapy techniques should help you. Please post a private question to me. Take care.
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Sir my problem is that I addicted with cigarettes if I dnt smoke in per 15 minutes then my mind is not work properly how can I leave cigarette.

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Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases.
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Hi I was in relationship with a girl for few past years We both struggled a lot to be in relationship. We faced so many odds and we did it after a long effort But three months back she broke up with me. The reason being her mom. We had actually decided to convince our parents and then get married it was still a long way to go. But from few months she is very much worried that her mom will not accept our love. Her mom is a widow having 3 daughters. My ex girlfriend being the eldest of all. Also one of her relatives had gone through love marriage and all of their relatives are ignoring like they are not even humans. So she doesn't want her mom to be humiliated in the same way. That's the reason she broke up with me Earlier she did so many promises to me that she'll never leave me. But now shez not at all interested in love. I m truly addicted to her I am in utter depression since our breakup. I was really a studious boy since breakup. I got really good grades in my +2 but now in B. TECH I have flunked in 3 subject. Shez certainly not my distraction. Only reason I can't concentrate on anything is I love her a lot and I feel too lonely and empty without her Life sucks without her. I have no hopes that I may get her back but also I am sure I can't be happy without her. I think my problem is too lengthy please don't mind. Please read completely. I am in a state of depression I can't forget her Can you please suggest what is the best thing to do now? I really don't want to miss her. I am totally confused can I get her back? Or should I give up? Please advise me Thank you.

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I was in relationship with a girl for few past years
We both struggled a lot to be in relationship. We faced so ma...
Hi , I can completely understand your concern. Your situation demands proper counseling sessions. It’s never easy when a significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split—and whether you wanted it or not—the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings. But there are plenty of things you can do to get through this difficult time and move on. You can even learn from the experience and grow into a stronger, wiser person. Few things to Consider: Don’t fight your feelings – It’s normal to have lots of ups and downs, and feel many conflicting emotions, including anger, resentment, sadness, relief, fear, and confusion. It’s important to identify and acknowledge these feelings. While these emotions will often be painful, trying to suppress or ignore them will only prolong the grieving process. Talk about how you’re feeling – Even if it is difficult for you to talk about your feelings with other people, it is very important to find a way to do so when you are grieving. Knowing that others are aware of your feelings will make you feel less alone with your pain and will help you heal. Journaling can also be a helpful outlet for your feelings. Remember that moving on is the end goal – Expressing your feelings will liberate you in a way, but it is important not to dwell on the negative feelings or to over-analyze the situation. Getting stuck in hurtful feelings like blame, anger, and resentment will rob you of valuable energy and prevent you from healing and moving forward. Remind yourself that you still have a future – When you commit to another person, you create many hopes and dreams. It’s hard to let these dreams go. As you grieve the loss of the future you once envisioned, be encouraged by the fact that new hopes and dreams will eventually replace your old ones. Know the difference between a normal reaction to a breakup and depression – Grief can be paralyzing after a breakup, but after a while, the sadness begins to lift. Day by day, and little by little, you start moving on. However, if you don’t feel any forward momentum, you may be suffering from depression. For targeting your specific concerns, we would need to take sessions. All the best:)
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I am applying for immigration to a certain country. I am a regular smoker. Will this be a problem in the medical examination.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Yes, if it can be detected it means you are a heavy user. It is normally visible on the lungs, if an X-ray is taken. Patches of lungs will be covered by the tobacco tar and it will be visible on the X-ray.
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I get depressed too often and start thinking impracticable things. I can not stop myself. This wastes a lot of time. Affects my studies. Am I ill?

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I get depressed too often and start thinking impracticable things. I can not stop myself. This wastes a lot of time. ...
Hello, Practicing yoga helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Yogasanas: practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1.Shashankasana: Sit in Vajrasana with hands on the thighs. The upper body is straight and relaxed. Inhaling raise both arms above the head. Exhaling keep the back straight and bend upper body and arms forward from the hips, until arms and forehead touch the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally remain in this position for a while. Relax the whole body, especially the shoulders, neck and back. Inhaling keep the back straight and raise the upper body and arms. Exhaling return to the starting position. Practice the exercise 3 times in total. Remain bending forward for sometime and consciously perceive the movement of the breath on the spine. 2.Virasana: Sit in Vajrasana. Hands rest on the thighs and the body is relaxed. Bring the left foot beside the right knee with the sole of the foot flat on the floor. Place the left elbow on the left knee and rest the chin in the hand. Right hand rests on the right thigh. Tuck the toes of the right foot under. The right knee remains in contact with the floor. Transfer the weight onto the right heel. Concentrate on a fixed point in front. Breathing normally remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. 3.Sit in Vajrasana. Body is straight and hands rest on the thighs. Relax the whole body. Inhaling stretch the arms above the head, then bring them behind the back and grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Exhaling bend the body forward from the hips, keeping the back straight, until the forehead touches the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally concentrate on the whole body and relax. Remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Inhaling slowly bring the body upright. At the same time stretch the arms above the head. Exhaling return to the starting position. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night.

My son age about 22 yrs he is now abnormal attitude and not regular boy pl any help from youe side.

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Homeopath
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My son age about 22 yrs he is now abnormal attitude and not regular boy pl any help from youe side.
Homoeopathy is good choice of treatment for your problem.Treatment is based on totality of symptoms and constitution. So need to know more symptoms about your personality and abnormal behaviour. Revert me with details.

I can not be positive. When I want, even I can not be happy. I just want to be me. Want to love myself. Please help.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
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I can not be positive. When I want, even I can not be happy. I just want to be me. Want to love myself. Please help.
To love yourself , begin with respecting your self . Be grateful for what you have . Stop comparing yourself with others. Every individual is different and unique . Remind yourself of all your assets/ qualities that make you the unique person are. If you wish to see yourself as a different person , start to practice those qualities that you like in others.

Respected Doctor, for last one month I am having pain in my back, approximately behind the heart towards right hand, not on the back bone. Sometime it is very low or feels like shifted. I am feared. Kindly suggest some solution.

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Respected Doctor, for last one month I am having pain in my back, approximately behind the heart towards right hand, ...
Chest pain causes 1. Heart disease 2. Stress, anxiety 3. Lack of exercise 4. Sedentary life style 5. Obesity (over weight) 6. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption, excess tea/coffee 7. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 8. Hyperacidity, musculr pain 9. Heredity and genetic factor prevention follow the advice given below 1. Avoid stress and strain 2. Do regular exercise, yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 3 avoid alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumptio, excess tea/coffee. 4. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 5. Take paracetamol 500 mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain 6. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 7. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ecg and consult cardiologist.
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Sir I want to leave all types of smoking and tobbaco but I can't. So how can I stop it?

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Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like nicorette and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases.

Sir/madam, good evening. My brother is working as nodal officer in Bsnl. He is having habit of alcohol and smoking. But with in two years he is having alcohol just like water. Is there any remedy to stop alcohol habit. I heard that some medicines are there to stop alcohol. Will you help me in this regard.

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Please take homoeopathic medicine quercus tincture 5 drops in half a cup of water morning n night atleast for 7 days. If he takes this properly then he ll dislike smell of alcohol. If he still takes alcohol after this course then again repeat in same way.
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I depressed lot due to love failure. I can't come out of it. Guide to get relief.

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I depressed lot due to love failure. I can't come out of it. Guide to get relief.
Breaking up is not easy, especially if the relationship lasted for a long time. But you will need to accept the reality and move on. This fixation on her must die out eventually. You must first exorcise her out of your mind. You can either do that by talking her out of your emotions first to a counselor and then starting on a new relationship by completely walking away from the past. You must express your bitterness and all the fond memories with the intention of purging her out the system. The professional will expertly guide you through the motion of exhaustively clearing away all memories along with the emotions so that you will be free of the ghosts of the past and are able to venture into new relationships. Once you have done that the memories will gradually fade away but the huge advantage you will have is that the emotions attached to those memories will be minus the energy of the feelings and they will become impotent. In the meantime I hope you have cleared your belongings and surroundings of all memories of this person; and also that you do not haunt the places and situations you used to visit. If she has ditched you, you must learn to forgive her for your own sake and live a life free of her eventually in the mind and then in the heart. She is now history, and has probably happily moved on. You need to be thankful that you were not betrothed to her when she dumped you: that would have been worse. And you need to learn not to give yourself to someone so much if the time was not ripe or suitable to do so. Now you should pitch yourself into a new relationship but do not focus too much into the serious end of the outcome but on the moment-to-moment development to see how it all unfolds to really enjoy that person. If you continue to cling on to her memories even after that, you may have some attachment problems too to explore with the counselor. To get out of the depression you must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved soon. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate your sufferings. If you are still not relieved from the depression, then go first to a counselor.
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