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Dr. Hozefa Bhinderwala

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Hozefa Bhinderwala Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Sir, my father smokes frequently, many times me and my family members asked to give it up, he tried it several times but unable to give it up, is there any medicine which could keep him away from it or is there any course he should follow? plz.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ideally you must spend a lot of time convincing him to stop the smoking. Of course he will agree sometimes and sometimes he will change his mind. Giving up is difficult but if you highlight the dangers of smoking regularly he may one day decide to quit. Never give up on him. Because of his age and quantity of cigarettes smoked and the length of abuse, he will find is even harder. When quitting, he must take one day at a time. If he looks too far ahead he will get discouraged and will give up. If he sits and counts the number of days he has given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. He must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if he fails one day, he must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. His persistence and yours will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But his desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and he must remind himself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So he must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for him. In fact it is highly toxic too. He will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He may also 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. He 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 him 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 he has quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. Everyone who can help him should be involved until he succeeds. If all this does not work, you can admit him into a rehabilitation center and let him stay there until he has completely quit the habit.
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What is the reason for differential fear limit in various person since due to high fear group like me leads to depression in due course of time how it can be overcome naturally.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is the reason for differential fear limit in various person since due to high fear group like me leads to depres...
It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all. Some risk factors for men developing depression or anxiety include: •Physical health problems •Relationship problems •Employment problems •Social isolation •Significant change in living arrangements (e.g. Separation or divorce) •Pregnancy and birth of a baby •Drug and alcohol use. Symptoms of depression in women include: •Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood. •Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, including sex. •Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying. •Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism. •Sleeping too much or too little, early-morning awakening. Depression in women differs from depression in men in several ways: •Depression in women may occur earlier, last longer, be more likely to reoccur, be more likely to be associated with stressful life events, and be more sensitive to seasonal changes •Women are more likely to experience guilty feelings and attempt suicide, although they actually commit suicide less often than men •Depression in women is more likely to be associated with anxiety disorders, especially panic and phobic symptoms, and eating disorders •Depressed women are less likely to abuse alcohol and other drugs •Symptoms of depression in MEN include: •Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood. •Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism. •Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness. •Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex. •Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down" Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that can strike anyone regardless of age, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, or gender. However, depression may go unrecognized by those who have it, their families and friends, and even their physicians. Men, in particular, may be unlikely to admit to depressive symptoms and seek help. But depression in men is not uncommon: Symptoms of depression include: •Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood •Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism •Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness •Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex •Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down" •Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions •Trouble sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping •Appetite and/or weight change •Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts •Restlessness, irritability •Persistent physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain, which do not respond to routine treatment Depression facts •A depressive disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by a sad, blue mood that goes above and beyond normal sadness or grief. •A depressive disorder is a syndrome, meaning a group of symptoms. •Depressive disorders are feature not only negative thoughts, moods, and behaviors but also specific changes in bodily functions (like, eating, sleeping, energy and sexual activity). •One in 10 people will have a depression in their lifetime. •Because depression can lead to self-harm including suicide, it is important to note that one of every 25 suicide attempts results in death. •Some types of depression, especially bipolar depression, run in families. •While there are many social, psychological, and environmental risk factors for developing depression, some are particularly prevalent in one gender or the other, or in particular age or ethnic groups. •There can be some differences in symptoms of depression depending on age, gender, and ethnicity. •Depression is only diagnosed clinically in that there is no laboratory test or X-ray for depression. It is therefore crucial to see a health professional as soon as you notice symptoms of depression in yourself, your friends, or family. •The first step in getting appropriate treatment is a complete physical and psychological evaluation to determine whether the person, in fact, has a depressive disorder. •Depression is not a weakness but a serious illness with biological, psychological, and social aspects to its cause, symptoms, and treatment. A person cannot will it away. Untreated or undertreated, it can worsen or return. •There are many safe and effective medications, particularly the SSRIs, that can be of great help in the treatment of depression. Treatment- A variety of treatments, including medications and short-term psychotherapies (i.e. "talking" therapies), have proven effective for depressive disorders: more than 80 percent of people with a depressive illness improve with appropriate treatment. Not only can treatment lessen the severity of depression, but it may also reduce the duration of the episode and may help prevent additional bouts of depression. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session 5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5.Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions.
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Symptoms of clinical depression

M.Sc Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, P.G.Diploma in pachakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Symptoms of clinical depression
Symptoms of clinical depression-

The symptoms of depression can be complex and vary widely between people. But as a general rule, if you are depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in things you used to enjoy.
The symptoms persist for weeks or months and are bad enough to interfere with your work, social life and family life.
There are many other symptoms of depression and you're unlikely to have every one listed below.

1) Psychological symptoms include:-
# continuous low mood or sadness
# feeling hopeless and helpless
# having low self-esteem
# feeling tearful
# feeling guilt-ridden
# feeling irritable and intolerant of others
# having no motivation or interest in things
# finding it difficult to make decisions
# not getting any enjoyment out of life
# feeling anxious or worried
# having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself

2) Physical symptoms include:
# moving or speaking more slowly than usual
# change in appetite or weight (usually decreased, but sometimes increased)
# constipation
# unexplained aches and pains
# lack of energy or lack of interest in sex (loss of libido)
# changes to your menstrual cycle
# disturbed sleep (for example, finding it hard to fall asleep at night or waking up very early in the morning)

3) Social symptoms include:
# not doing well at work
# taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends
# neglecting your hobbies and interests
# having difficulties in your home and family life

If you experience some of these symptoms for most of the day, every day for more than two weeks, you should seek help from your doctor.
See your doctor if you think you may be depressed

Depression can come on gradually, so it can be difficult to notice something is wrong. Many people continue to try to cope with their symptoms without realising they are ill. It can take a friend or family member to suggest something is wrong.

Doctors describe depression by how serious it is:

mild depression has some impact on your daily life
moderate depression has a significant impact on your daily life
severe depression makes it almost impossible to get through daily life – a few people with severe depression may have psychotic symptoms

Grief and depression-
It can be hard to distinguish between grief and depression. They share many of the same characteristics, but there are important differences between them.
Grief is an entirely natural response to a loss, while depression is an illness.

People who are grieving find their feelings of loss and sadness come and go, but they're still able to enjoy things and look forward to the future.
In contrast, people who are depressed have a constant feeling of sadness. They don't enjoy anything and find it hard to be positive about the future.

Other types of depression-
There are different types of depression, and some conditions where depression may be one of the symptoms. These include:

Postnatal depression-
Some women develop depression after having a baby. Postnatal depression is treated in similar ways to other forms of depression, with talking therapies and antidepressant medicines.

Bipolar disorder-
is also known as "manic depression". It's where there are spells of depression and excessively high mood (mania). The depression symptoms are similar to clinical depression, but the bouts of mania can include harmful behaviour such as gambling, going on spending sprees and having unsafe sex.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)-
Also known as "winter depression", SAD is a type of depression that has a seasonal pattern usually related to winter
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My husband 27 old has always suffering from stress and hypertension. .and before marriage he is interested in sex but after marriage he doesn't. .and he having 140 kg weight and I am having only 55 kg. But we have a daughter now that only compelling him to do sex. Only 20 or 30 times total we had sex of 2 year marriage. .and he had an another relationship with other girl. And have physical relations also. Pls give an solution. .is my husband is not satisfied with me?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My husband 27 old has always suffering from stress and hypertension. .and before marriage he is interested in sex but...
It would be best if you sit down with him and speak your heart out. You need to resolve the situation it can not go on like this forever otherwise one of you will fall apart. Ask him very politely as to what he feels, wishes, what is lacking in the relation. A person gets attracted outside relation usually when something is lacking in one's own relationship you need to build up on that. Ask him what does he want out of the relation, have a open heart to heart conversation. Share your wishes, desires your kid's future. Consult with me for counseling and guidance regarding same. All the best.
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I'm 25 year old. I need psychological suggestion. I used to enjoy the life as it goes but nowadays getting hyper. Finding difference in everything. Shouting at people. Hyper bcz I feel people not listening to me wHat I'm saying. I feel nobody cares for me. If somebody cares me I don't want kind of attitude. Frankly don't know what is going on. Fed up with everything and everybody. Can I get any suggestion to overcome this phase.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It seems like you may be more frustrated than you think and not only because people don?t care but also because of the basilar migraines. I do not know what control you have over these attacks and for how long you have been suffering from these headaches but the pain must intolerable over a long period. In that case I strongly suspect that you must be a very angry person and without your awareness a lot of this anger may be coming through in your interactions, language, mannerisms, and actions/behaviors. If you have an open mind to this suggestion kindly meet with a counselor and deal with this anger to feel a lot of change in people?s responses to you. I would myself find it very disturbing to have a chronic pain, and to be able to interact with people without a little of that frustration spilling our inadvertently. Now the moot point is whether the anger preceded the migraines or succeeded them or both. I can almost feel a certainty in my proposal, especially since you are looking for a psychological reason and suggestion. Lybrate.com has video counseling facilities and if you are interested you could contact me on that platform to work out a solution through the counseling approach. In the meantime you may follow some of these suggestions taken from WebMD: ?Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help. That means you need to: ? Get adequate sleep ? Limit your stress ? Exercise daily Diet can also affect migraines. Doing the following may help control your migraines: ? Eating a balanced diet ? Avoiding drugs and alcohol ? Not skipping meals ? Limiting caffeine intake ? Avoiding any foods that have been triggers Some foods thought to be common triggers of migraines include: ? Dairy ? Wheat ? Chocolate ? Eggs ? Rye ? Tomatoes ? Oranges?
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How can one know if he or she is suffering from depression? What are the symptoms of depression?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How can one know if he or she is suffering from depression? What are the symptoms of depression?
Symptoms are • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood. • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism. • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness. • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex. • Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down" Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that can strike anyone regardless of age, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, or gender. However, depression may go unrecognized by those who have it, their families and friends, and even their physicians. Men, in particular
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I used to think continuously and I used to talk myself when I am alone in the morning evening and the whole day when I was alone r if I am in public also. Please help me.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I used to think continuously and I used to talk myself when I am alone in the morning evening and the whole day when ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of rock rose mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night. If any problems consult me online.
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I am 45 years old. I get depressed for irritating behavior of family members which does not suit me. I feel like breaking house goods and beat all people. I have tense mind, face is stone faced when under anger. How to overcome, Please advise.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am 45 years old. I get depressed for irritating behavior of family members which does not suit me. I feel like brea...
If all the above said are recent changes in your behaviour then these could be due to unresolved stress and depression. Females at your age are prone for hormonal changes, peri menopausal symptoms etc and hence depression. You might need some investigations to rule out possibilities of hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiencies etc. Dressing and anxiety improve for sure by treatment with medications and counselling.
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I lost somebody who very close to me I feel so depressed so please any suggestions for me.

PG Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, Masters in Psychology, PG Diploma in Business Management, Bachelors Medical Biochemistry
Psychologist, Warangal
I lost somebody who very close to me I feel so depressed so please any suggestions for me.
Dear losing some one closed is very painful for any one, I can understand your feelings, but life doesn't stop's their, we have to move forward in life. Coming to the point, you're depressed first you practice relaxing techniques like doing meditation everyday spend your time with family members or other close friends, talk about positive events of you life engage your self in any social service or learn any new thing so you can make yourself busy have a small tour if possible, visit any favorite place be positive about your future, do physical exercise so you can strengthen yourself all the best!
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Feeling so depressed from the last few months. And I couldn't focus on my studies. I don't even talk to anyone. What should I do ?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Feeling so depressed from the last few months. And I couldn't focus on my studies. I don't even talk to anyone. What ...
Depressed feeling is common to occur in everyone life. Please talk about it to people who are close to you. Sharing will make you come out of it. But if it is still not going den please talk to related field people. You can surely live nicely and enjoy like others. You might not need medicines. Self confidence will help you.
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I am 30 years of age. I am very upset on seeing the current situation of teenagers. Especially girls. I am getting very depressed when I see a girl getting attracted towards sex. I tried a lot to make myself away from this but my mind always try to protect them. Because of this behaviour so many negative thoughts comes in my mind. Whole day long I think about this. Please help me else I will get destroyed.

M.Phil (Child and Adolescent Psychology)
Psychologist, Unnao
I am 30 years of age. I am very upset on seeing the current situation of teenagers. Especially girls. I am getting ve...
Hello lybrate-user No need to worry about others. Teenagers attract towards sex due to hormonal change. It natural. God has made us like this only .if teenagers will not fèel sex desire it mean their development is not good. You can control your self by learning psychological therapy.
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I am scared to talk with anyone what can I do to overcome.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I am scared to talk with anyone what can I do to overcome.
Dear , blunt self assessments like this is not enough for us to answer your query. Please be detailed. Provide every symptom, thought, emotions you face. Take care.
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Hello doctor. My suffering from autism from 14 years [since his birth] he is not getting any particular treatement now a days he hits everyone badly and breakes things he is very loud. Please give me some suggestions regarding this nd reply as soon as possible thnks.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This situation requires in person consultation. Probably he has adhd as well. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. You may consult me.
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Sister is not good in studies. Some problems. What treatment should be given?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath,
You may consider homoeopathic treatment which takes into account complete individual history including mental/emotional symptoms.
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Tips to think out of box or what to do for smart thinking or what to do to become sharp minded?

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General Physician,
Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before. Ironically, its a cliché that means to think of clichéd situations in ways that aren’t clichéd. We’re told to “think outside the box” all the time, but how exactly do we do that? How do we develop the ability to confront problems in ways other than the ways we normally confront problems? How do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things? 4. Read a novel in an unfamiliar genre. Reading is one of the great mental stimulators in our society, but it’s easy to get into a rut. Try reading something you’d never have touched otherwise – if you read literary fiction, try a mystery or science fiction novel; if you read a lot of hard-boiled detective novels, try a romance; and so on. Pay attention not only to the story but to the particular problems the author has to deal with. For instance, how does the fantasy author bypass your normal skepticism about magic and pull you into their story? Try to connect those problems to problems you face in your own field5. Write a poem. While most problem-solving leans heavily on our brain’s logical centers, poetry neatly bridges our more rational left-brain though processes and our more creative right-brain processes. Draw a picture. Drawing a picture is even more right-brained, and can help break your logical left-brain’s hold on a problem the same way a poem can. Also, visualizing a problem engages other modes of thinking that we don’t normally use, bringing you another creative boost.
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My daughter is staying away from home since last 10 years because of studies and work. Now she has completed her studies and want to do some job. We are telling her to do the job in our city so that we all can live together. But she doesn't want to come back and neither want to stay with us. She wants to be alone and away from us. She is marriage able but don't want to marry now. May be she is afraid of us that we will press her for marriage. How can we convince her that we want her to be happy and will never pressure her to go against her will. Should I stay with her for some time? Very confusing and worried.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My daughter is staying away from home since last 10 years because of studies and work. Now she has completed her stud...
Ask here what is the reason behind her decision of staying away from home? is it because you will press for marriage or she won't have freedom that she can have otherwise? she may have friends or boyfriend there that she doesn't want to come back? if growth opportunities are good there let her do job there and one of you can go and stay with her. It's been 10 years she is away and therefore is not that home sick and dependant. Let her do job where ever she wants to. If you really want her back due to some genuine reason explain her the bright side of staying with you. Ask her about her fears and clear her doubts. Don't worry just tell her what you all feel genuinely leave rest on her. Make her little emotional if it s for her good. All the best.
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I am 21 years old I have met with an accident and I have damage on my back bone and that part have a blood clot. please tell me what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 21 years old I have met with an accident and I have damage on my back bone and that part have a blood clot. plea...
Arnica montana q - 15 drops 3 times per day in small quantity of water for 4 days. Clot will dissolve immediately, dont worry, god bless.
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I have smoking problem. How to quit it? Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. 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 chewing gum or 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.
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