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Dr. Kavan Lakdawala

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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I consume alcohol daily/regularly. Now I want to quit alcohol completely. Is there any problem if I quit it suddenly. Please suggest me some ideas to quit alcohol.

BHMS, MD - Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Yes, there can be some serious withdrawal symptom occur if you suddenly stop taking alcohol. So to avoid this, decrease quantity of alcohol, and also increase gap of days slowly, in this way you can easily quit alcohol completely in 1 or 2 months.
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I have been suffering from fever since on week. And there is pain in my whole body.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have been suffering from fever since on week. And there is pain in my whole body.
1. Take one tablet of crocin advance (500 mg) as and when required upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2. Cold sponging sos 3. Drink plenty of water 4. Take rest 5. If no relief do blood examination like esr, cbc, widal/ typhidot test, blood for mp/malaria antigen, dengue antigen (ns1) test, urine re/me, x ray chest after consulting physician and follow the advice and treatment.
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I am 52 years man terrible suffering from depression. My problem is from childhood. Last 25 years continuously taking medicine from renowned psychiatrist. But till I several time breakdown and again fight to live. What I myself judged or actual reason found that is I do not have the proper organ which naturally make people to love to theirs father, mother brother, wife child friend etc. Whatever I do that is by force which I can not tell to anybody Since childhood I can not make any friend I can not mix up with anybody. So I used to hide myself by reading book only. When I got service then it was saddest day for my life because now I have to enjoy and I have to stay with others. I was not much educated solution found suicide. Their also I failed. After few years I went for treatment. But discontinued. Last 25 years I am continuously taking medicine. By the period I left the job and kept engaged myself in such job that help me to stay good. From all the way tried to keep myself fit, I know again somehow I will be all right by changing high dose medicine. Again I will be attacked. Suggest me is there any operation in brain that can give me a normal life. I am terrible suffering in depression. I can not die, so suggest some operation not medicine not counselling.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually Mr Mitra you are hiding from reality and you yoursef can helpyou or your near ones can help you in this direction.There iss no surgical apect for your problem .
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Hi I am 26 years old since 6 years ago started to do masturbation. So due to that now days im lit bit tense. Now days I stop but I feel laziness. Memory power loss. Pickle mind. Less sperm count etc. So now I want to improve all memory loss immunity power. Sperm count. Etc. So please suggests me that best ways to improve my all weakness.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi I am 26 years old since 6 years ago started to do masturbation.
So due to that now days im lit bit tense. Now days...
Lower back pain. Hair loss or thinning out of hair. Numb or weak erectile problems. Cramps and aches experienced in the pelvic zone, groins, and testicles. Disturbance in eyesight or fuzzy vision. Persistent feeling of fatigue almost at all times. Early and untimely ejaculation. Stress, fatigue, and memory loss might also be some of the adverse psychological side effects. Extreme cases might also lead to impotence. Over-masturbation might lead to over-stimulation of acetylcholine/parasympathetic nervous functions and interrupt the liver’s discharge of enzymes that synthesize neurotransmitters acetylcholine, dopamine, and serotonin. It is also potentially harmful for liver in that it disturbs the function of releasing those enzymes that help in hormonal production. This results in over-secretion of hormones like dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and other hormones and neural transmitters. Over-masturbation Preventive technique and treatment Most of the teenagers and young adults both male and females they don’t know how to stop masturbation. Homoeopathy is excellent treatment to stop masturbation And for removing side effects of over masturbation.
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Empty Nest Syndrome

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Empty Nest Syndrome

Growing up is a fact of life and while parents would love their children to be with them, it isn’t always possible. Although in India, children do tend to stay with parents, an increasing trend among the urban population shows that younger populations have to move out of their parent’s homes to other places in search of work, opportunity and career growth. This leaves parents alone and coping with loneliness due to the absence of their children, which may lead to a problem akin to depression, known as ‘empty nest syndrome’.

What Exactly is Empty Nest Syndrome?

If the children have grown up and moved out of the house due to career opportunities or after marriage, parents may find themselves very lonely within their house. However, you should remember that this is not a clinical problem but more of a situation that is being increasingly encountered and has been classified as a mass phenomenon rather than just being a disorder. The problems that parents mostly encounter are

  1. Lack of constant companionship.

  2. Missing the children and being a part of their daily lives.

  3. Worrying about the safety of children when they are not with them.

  4. Missing a purpose in life.

Measuring the impact of the empty nest syndrome

As it has been described and categorized as a phenomenon, it isn’t a form of disorder with a bad side only. Empty nest syndrome tends to have both negative as well as positive effects, if it can be channelized properly. Some of the possibilities of both are mentioned here.

Negative effects include vulnerability to

  1. Marital conflicts

  2. Identity crisis

  3. Depression

  4. Alcoholism

However, positives can come out of this as well such as

  1. Opportunities for the parents to reconnect with each other as the children are out of the picture.

  2. Actively look to improve the quality of their marriage and resolve conflicts.

  3. Take up new activities and hobbies and support each other with that.

  4. Dedicate more time to each other and cultivate new skills.

Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome

Some of the things you can try to counter the effects of empty nest syndrome are

  1. Cultivating positivity: This is the hardest part to do as negative emotions may flood your senses. It is important that you try to stay positive and think that it is in the best interest of your child.

  2. Adjust your time according to your children’s availability: Don’t brood over the fact that your children may not be calling you as per your convenience. Instead of try to align your routine so that you can talk to them when their schedule allows it. This way, you will get a lot of time in your hands.

  3. Actively look for support: If you are missing your children and it is significantly affecting your life, go and actively look for support. Connect or reconnect with your neighbors, friends or relatives and try spending time with them.

  4. Ensure you keep in touch: Keep in touch with your children regularly and ensure a routine of calling and communicating is established so that you are regularly updated, which helps in reducing loneliness and longing. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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To get much energy for work both physically and mentally, how to be motivated to be energised and rejuvenated in one's life.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Of course, take care of your diet and rest. Think of doing regular breathing exercises and meditation. Work with your thought and emotions which are unproductive and blocks you from being enthusiastic and energetic. Check if you a re properly aligned with your life plan. Because you are at your best when you are totally aligned with your life plan.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then depressed and prefer keeping to myself all time. Please help ne.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I lost somebody close last year and since then depressed and prefer keeping to myself all time. Please help ne.
Hi, I can understand your feelings. This is post traumatic stress which with some persons take some time to recover. Allow yourself that time. As soon as you accept that no one is immortal here you will start feeling better. Meanwhile if your sleep and appetite has got disturbed you may contact a physician who will write some mild anti anxiety medicine for you. If sleep and appetite is ok then no need to take medicine. In both the cases you must do the following things regularly. 1. Have healthy diet in some intervals. 2. Do some kind of physical exercise daily for at least half an hour. 3. Do some deep and slow breathing every morning and night for five to ten minutes. 4. Keep yourself busy in some positive group activity. All the best.
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I sometimes feel that I am travelling back in time. Sometimes when I am sad and I try to relax, all of a sudden I feel that for a second or two, I was in place I used to visit earlier, e.g. I was in my hostel room with few friends, or at a friends home, opening slippers before getting inside. These things make me nostalgic. anyway, anytime, I remember something, and then I become sad, thinking of what all I have lost. Is it normal and not a serious issue? Right now, I am living with my parents, and not with my husband from 1 year, as he went abroad, I miss him too, may be being alone makes me think these things, and sometimes I even feel that I am worthless, sitting all day, though I am taking much care of my 1 year old baby.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I sometimes feel that I am travelling back in time. Sometimes when I am sad and I try to relax, all of a sudden I fee...
Hi Lybrate user Don't worry, these are your pleasant memories, whenever you remember it feel good think positively. Instead of thinking what you have lost, think" so many good memories you have to remember and feel good" Try to utilize your free time by learning a new skill or your hobby. Try to do some creative work. Eat healthy, sleep well and try to live a happy life. Thanks.
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Some days im feeling not better feel very tired and feeling lazy or stress why? I feeling light dizzy and light pain neck and back some before 3 year.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Some days im feeling not better feel very tired and feeling lazy or stress why?
I feeling light dizzy and light pain ...
Dear Akash, It may be depression. Depression has variations during day or week or year. Please answer the following questionnaire and get back to me. Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (BPHQ) Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days 3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television h. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual i. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way
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Hello doctor, Mera beta 8 years ka hai usko bahut gussa aata hai or jab woh ghar se bahar jaata hai toh woh mujhse bilkul bhi nahi dharta woh bahar aise karta hai jasse woh mera beta nahi main uski beti hu or uska study me koi concentration nahi hai woh ek jagah tik kar nahi bethta or woh c.w bhi nahi utar kar lata mujhe roj whts app or c.w lena padhta hai or woh bahut jiddi bhi ho gaya hai phele uska o great aata tha ub d great aata hai please koi solution batao or woh active bhi nahi hai uska weight 35 kg hai please koi solution bataeyeplz.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. Abhi thak jo bhi aapke ladke ne kiya hai, aur kar raha hai, yeh sab aap hi ke sikhaaye huve harkathein hone ki sambhaavna hai. Mein aapko doshi nahi keh raha hun. Aap jo ache soch ke kar rahe ho, kabi kabi bache ko ulta asar padtha hai. I suggest online counseling for your child. Take care.
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Can tensions and thinking and depression and money problems may lead to lose weight and immunity of our body. 2 years back im so healthy but once I had typhoid fever after that lots of problems occur to my body hair lose, body become so thin, and I have lack of Sleep problem over thinking .present im facing allergies cold and tried of my body. Nd now it looks like sinus also. I use many antibiotic and also homeopathy also no proper result .and I had many blood tests also like hiv, hcv, hbv tridot test results are non reactive (negative) I dnt know what is the reason for this. Please help me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Can tensions and thinking and depression and money problems may lead to lose weight and immunity of our body. 2 years...
Yes. Chronic stress may lead to many physical problems by altering the metabolism and depleting the immunity. You are in need of counseling to reduce your physical strains and psychological distress as well. Regular practice of yoga along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy by a psychological counselor can help you a lot.
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I am a 28 years old man. My problem is that lots of thoughts go in my mind, even though when I watch T. V or working or outing, these thoughts don't stop they just keep coming, sometime I get depressed to because of these. Tell me how to stop this. Does it happens to everyone?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am a 28 years old man. My problem is that lots of thoughts go in my mind, even though when I watch T. V or working ...
Thinking is part of life and also this is the age on many changes in life, like career, parents, job, relationships, marriage etc. Relax and respond to your thoughts one by one. Stop thinking same thing again and again, find solutions and move on.
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I notices sudden change in my voice sound. My voice is like hoarse and vibrates when I speaks. When I clear my throat I found mucus coming out often. When I speaks people barely understand me. Am I suffering from any disease. If so what can I do to treat it, if it's curable. I really need to get rid of it. Because it effects my day to day activities since I experience it.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
I notices sudden change in my voice sound. My voice is like hoarse and vibrates when I speaks. When I clear my throat...
You need to go for thyroid testing, as this is the main organ which deals in the small muscles of larynx, secondly this may be due to the dryness in the mouth as this can be improved by taking iron diet properly, and milk products.
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Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs th...
Hell lybrate user- this might be due to following reasons so try to avoid them- a) sleeping in day time. B) going to bed late (generally after 10 pm). C) lack of hair oiling. D) excessive intake of spicy and fried diet and less intake of sweets. Avoid these reasons and use mahabhringraj hair oil for head massage daily before going to bed, you will get relief quickly.
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Tips To Manage Stress Effectively!

MBBS
General Physician,
Tips To Manage Stress Effectively!

Stress is the reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed upon them. It arises when they worry and can no more cope up. Stress is the “wear and tear” our minds and bodies experience as we attempt to cope with our continually changing environment.

How do you know you are stressed?

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:

COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS:

  • Decrease in concentration & memory
  • Indecisiveness, mind racing or going blank
  • Confusion, loss of sense of humor
  • Mental slowness

EMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Depression, reduced sleep
  • Anger, frustration, worry
  • Fear, impatience, hopelessness

BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Nervous habits, increased eating, smoking, drinking
  • ProcrastinatingCrying, yelling, blaming and even throwing things or hittinSuicidal thoughts
  • If you are facing any of these symptoms persistently in the absence of any medical problem it might be because of STRESS!

HOW TO MANAGE STRESS?

1. Most important thing is to accept that stress might be playing a role.

2. Do not be in denial mode, and wait for things to get corrected by itself, symptoms can start suddenly, but it will not disappear just like that.

3. Recognize the source and personal contribution to stress ( family situation, work related, financial, kids, relationships etc).

4. Remember there are no quick fixes to reduction of stress except working on damage limitation strategies.

5. It involves commitment and motivation to remain healthy despite adversities around us.

6. Don't hide your problems. Share your feelings with someone or write a dairy.

7. Practice relaxation techniques regularly - Om chanting, pranayama, yoga, exercise, prayer etc.

8. Follow healthy nutritious diet pattern - lot of fruits, nuts, vegetables, pulses etc.

9. Try to repeat things which make you feel good - listening to music, reading, dancing etc.

10. Maintain a good sleep hygiene.

11. If things are worse or you feel it is hard to cope, seek help. Most of the situations can be dealt by counseling and guidance, but you should be open to it.

12. Life is beautiful, everybody is entitled to have a good life. Happiness is within us. Always remember if you do not take any initiative to make life better nobody can help you. 

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Hi. I have a major problem from my very small age. I feel very inferior and shy. I cannot able to go out and behave, perform as me. Now I'm 25. I cannot able to decide what I am going to do. Also I cannot have good relationship. Fear, inferior, shyness, lack of creativity are my problem. At my school days I want to became a sports person. But when ever I try to do some inner voice blames me im very greedy. Is it true or not? What should I do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi.  I have a major problem from my very small age. I feel very inferior and shy. I cannot able to go out and behave,...
Hi lybrate-user, we all have problems in life and sometimes it seems non manageable in that case its always better you speak to a professional i. E a psychologist. We should also pursue our dreams and make it true that doesn't make you greedy or anything like that. If you realize your full potential go for it. You need therapy for your shy and inferior attitude towards yourself.
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I was a patient of depression for which my phycologists prescribed me Tab Citop 20 (1 od) with Alprox .25. I have taken the drug for about four years and gradually the medicine stopped. But yet I have to take Alprox .25 to subside anxiety. I want to know up to how much time I can take Alprox. I can't stop this drug. I request you to advise.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, Please understand your condition. If you need to stop the drug, you can very well stop it. But the anxiety related to the stopping of drug haunts you along with the addiction. In any case, you should learn to relax. You are 57. Just ignore that you are taking that medicine and enjoy the life. When you ignore the medicine, one day you will forget to take the medicine and you will realize how unimportant that medicine is. Take care.
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Hello Sir/Mam I have problem of body ache from last 1 week. what should id o ? please advice

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello Sir/Mam
I have problem of body ache from last 1 week. what should id o ? please advice
Hi, This problem may be due to Any medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem/Vit D deficiency Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency Stress/ anxiety Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. I recommend you to take Tablet Daily(Nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonderful result Consult me for further management
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Hi sir, my concentration power is very weak and I am not able to concentrate in study so how to diserve that?

M.s Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Find out where your concentration is good if not in studies, then work backward to resolve the root problem and find sustained interest and passion in what you study.
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I'm suffering from full body pain since last night which tablet I take to get rid out of this kind of body pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm suffering from full body pain since last night which tablet I take to get rid out of this kind of body pain.
1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest.
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