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Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar

DPM

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

11 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar DPM Psychiatrist, Mumbai
11 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar is a trusted Psychiatrist in Jogeshwari West, Mumbai. She has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 11 years. She studied and completed DPM . You can consult Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar at Dr. Kshitija T. Dongrika in Jogeshwari West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kshitija Dongrikar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi Doctor, I tend to forget things. And recently its happening a lot from last 6 month ? My age is 21 what should I do ?

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 lybrate user. I can understand. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I am 21 years, a student and have suffered depression in my college life due to my dad's abusive and agressive behaviour. I know he loves me but that is the way he is. Now, I dont live with him but still I get low and feel lonely sometimes. I dont know know what's the reason for my this feeling but I now I am not able to laugh, even cry like I earlier used to. During my college life, the thought of suicide also crossed my mind but I got over it with the hope that one day i'll have a successful carrer and i'll not have to suffer from all of this but with this lowlessnes and emptiness, it rather seems difficult. Also, this low and depressed feeling comes at any time and other times, it appears that everything is fine. Seriously, please I need your suggestion on what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are into an anger related depression and must work with a therapist to express this feeling to come out of the depression. Your anger may be directed at your father, and if your mother was passive during these abuses, you may be angry with her too. Even if you do not live with your father, he lives very much in your head, still abusing you with those memories you have of him. This will continue to torment you wherever you go and therefore it is imperative for you to sort out this mess in your head. You are losing affect in the bargain as a measure to deny the feeling so that you don? t have to deal with it. But that is exactly the set up for further depression. Your emotions are very important to you, and give you identity. By denying them you are not acknowledging yourself. We are all emotional beings and as such are able to be humane because of our feelings. This could get you into serious trouble later when this thing may become too entrenched to deal with easily. If it ever becomes unbearable, then do meet with a psychiatrist too.
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I'm suffering from severe panic attacks from the past 11 years. I don't know how they developed. I tried many treatments but all went in vain. I'm thinking to consult a psychiatrist for this. Please advice me on this part.

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
I'm suffering from severe panic attacks from the past 11 years. I don't know how they developed. I tried many treatme...
Panic attacks involve sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episode can occur at any time, even during sleep. People with this disorder may believe that they are having a heart attack or they are dying, going crazy or something bad going to happen. Please consult a good psychologist or psychiatrist who can guide you a proper treatment plan.
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Hi, I am a 22 year old female. I over think and stress myself about negative things. I get irritated very easily and frustrated soon. I sometimes feel I'm antisocial because I I start hating people all of a sudden for ex. While riding and stuck in traffic get irritated and shout at people. I cannot control my anger. Please advise what can I do to reduce my anxiety and frustration.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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I am a 22 year old female. I over think and stress myself about negative things. I get irritated very easily and ...
Dear lybrate user. Your symptoms are suggestive of you being in depression. A person when in major depression has low neurotransmitters like serotonin in brain and thus is very difficult for him to motivate himself. He has a negative attribution style for almost everything around him which is similar to what you are having. Easy irritability or irritability on minor provocation leading to anger outbursts as in your case is a part of depression. Due to negative attribution and easy irritability social interactions get limited as is your problem. You are not anti-social as the term is justified for people who take undue advantage of others around and go beyond the legal and social norms to benefit self. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist and get started on medications as soon as possible. Gradually over time cbt and other life changes may be brought about. With medications you will start feeling better by say 10 to 15 days from the start. I hope you take the step in right directions and get better soon. Take care.
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I am 48 years male suffering from anxiety or fear of sleep (palpitation) from last one months this happens due to fever of typhus in the month of April for which I was treated.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 48 years male suffering from anxiety or fear of sleep (palpitation) from last one months this happens due to fev...
U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated. Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms.
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I do stammer nd my voice is not clear like others nd sometimes I found difficulty with some particular words .I hv inferiority. Complex of this prblm but I talk very confidently to everyone .does this prblm has permanent solution? Or I will suffer from this throughout my life.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation. It can be dramatically improved, if it s due to anxiety. All the best.
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How can I stop smoking. Bcz of it I loss my weight. My body not respond good. I want to gain weight again. Can you please advice.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
How can I stop smoking.  Bcz of it I loss my weight. My body not respond good. I want to gain weight again. Can you p...
For gaining weight first we hav to work on ur digestive system...Mix 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, ginger and cumin powder with honey to make a paste. Take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day...Follow up after 1week...drink plenty of fluids..avoid constipation. whenever u feel urge to smoke...take nicorette chewing gum (2-3 times if needed)
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I am 20 years old and I have a big problem I take all things seriously and I fell so stress please help me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am 20 years old and I have a big problem I take all things seriously and I fell so stress please help me.
Our social conditioning from the beginning makes us always pursue a state what one is made to believe one should be in and there is fear of failure attached to it. Just let go... Seek a counselors help
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A couple was in a relationship since 5 years. They started their love from college days, Facebook has played important role for them. They were happy .girls have done a lots of things for him at the same time boy did same. They have enjoyed a few small moment. From the the college days boy was very a soft kind person, whenever he saw any poor and needy he donated everything. He did not do any bad things. Time has changed, Boy came to Bangalore and girl in Hyderabad. Slowly their relationship went wrong. Girl used to complain that her room mate feel jealous. Boy was very good in writing and done some of film making. He is having his own two books. He has left his bright future in that industry and join IT industry because He wants to live with her and as far as his GF is concerned she did not like that media profession. Thats Why he left that job. Now they broke up. it is 8 months running. He can not forget her and almost every day he saw her in his dream. He wants to continue his job but difficult to continue. He called his ex GF and beg to come and ask to start from beginning. She has insulted and ask him to forget. He can not concentrate in it. His job stays in danger. He is in a very Bad Situation, Will you help him to come out from this Problem. God will bless you. Unfortunately I am that Boy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu need to forget her as she is not interested in you. To forget you divert mind by reading, music and doing meditation and yoga.
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I am 18 years old. I am a college student and I stay in hostel. I cannot concentrate on my studies at all. I daydream a lot especially on the days before exams. Most of my dreams are about one particular fantasy. I find it difficult to wake up in the morning due to excessive dreaming. I am one of the toppers in my class. So I think it adds extra pressure to perform well in tests. But in today' s test I wrote nothing correctly(i will get 0 out of 30). What should I do to focus on the exams which are yet to come. I have 4 exams next week too. Is it due to exam stress or anything else? please give suggestions.

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, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I have head ache and pain in my body, what is the reason? What should I do for avoid that?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have head ache and pain in my body, what is the reason? What should I do for avoid that?
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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I am a girl 19 years old. Since a few days I get irritated at small small things I think too much and that too negative thought is coming into my mind. I am suffering from stomach ache too. I do not know whether its evil eye or what but I also get blackout at times.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am a girl 19 years old. Since a few days I get irritated at small small things I think too much and that too negati...
Hi lybrate-user, thank you for your question. Once in a while, these kinds of symptoms may be seen in normal people for a few days, particularly of there is a disturbing event. But if this is continuing for long, it could be a sign of depression. In order to clarify things, I think few blood tests as well as physical evaluation will be needed. Please get a thyroid profile, complete hemogram, vitamin B12 and vitamin D levels done. It may be a good idea to see a mental health expert along with these reports. In any case, it seems that the problem can be easily treated and there is nothing really to be worried about. Get some physical exercise going and make sure to eat healthy and on time, drink lot of water and sleep properly. Yoga and meditation can be of additional help. Take care!
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My mom is 42 years old (occupation: Housewife) and she gets stressed on small small things like if she tells you to switch on the AC after she comes back from a bath and if you forget she makes it a very big issue and starts blaming her self as if it was her fault. Also she has high B.P. And thyroid problem. This is all I know about her health conditions. Is it a big issue? Does she need therapy?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
My mom is 42 years old (occupation: Housewife) and she gets stressed on small small things like if she tells you to s...
I think your mother needs help because her reactions to routine situations and happenings of life are not normal. Also I feel she has some problem related to her own personal life like marital or work related and that's why she is reacting. Relax she has no problems with you, its unintentional. Firstly you sit down with her (and please avoid blaming her for her reactions) and ask her how she is, give her a nice hug and talk to her about her daily routines, house work life and relationship with your father and other relatives. If you can not handle this then connect an expert in relationship/Psychotherapist for a talk with her. You may connect me or anyone nearby either online or in person. She will be alright once her stress is managed and relief measures are in place.
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How to reduce the Tensions in the exam time tell me the solution tell me how to reduced.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
How to reduce the Tensions in the exam time tell me the solution tell me how to reduced.
Do not think too much about exam. Try to remain cheerful and normal. You can take homoeo medicine gelsemium 200 one dose before exam to avoid exam fear. Thanks.

Agoraphobia and its management

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Agoraphobia and its management

Agoraphobia and its management

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed.

With agoraphobia, you fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line or being in a crowd. The anxiety is caused by fear that there's no easy way to escape or seek help if intense anxiety develops. Most people who have agoraphobia develop it after having one or more panic attacks, causing them to fear another attack and avoid the place where it occurred.

People with agoraphobia often have a hard time feeling safe in any public place, especially where crowds gather. You may feel that you need a companion, such as a relative or a friend, to go with you to public places. The fears can be so overwhelming that you may feel unable to leave your home.

Agoraphobia treatment can be challenging because it usually means confronting your fears. But with talk therapy (psychotherapy) and medications, you can escape the trap of agoraphobia and live a more enjoyable life.

Symptoms

Typical agoraphobia symptoms include:

Fear of being alone in any situation
Fear of being in crowded places
Fear of losing control in a public place
Fear of being in places where it may be hard to leave, such as an elevator or train
Inability to leave your home (housebound) or only able to leave it if someone else goes with you
Sense of helplessness
Overdependence on others
In addition, you may have signs and symptoms of a panic attack, such as:

Rapid heart rate
Excessive sweating
Trouble breathing
Feeling shaky, numb or tingling
Chest pain or pressure
Lightheadedness or dizziness
Sudden flushing or chills
Upset stomach or diarrhea
Feeling a loss of control
Fear of dying
Panic disorder and agoraphobia

Some people have a panic disorder in addition to agoraphobia. Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which you experience sudden attacks of extreme fear that reach a peak within a few minutes and trigger intense physical symptoms (panic attacks). You might think that you're totally losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.

Fear of another panic attack can lead to avoiding similar circumstances or the place where it occurred in an attempt to prevent future panic attacks.

Causes

Having panic disorder or other phobias, or experiencing stressful life events, may play a major role in the development of agoraphobia.

Risk factors

Agoraphobia usually starts before age 35, but older adults also can develop it. Women are diagnosed with agoraphobia more often than men are.

In addition to having panic disorder or other phobias, agoraphobia risk factors include:

Having a tendency to be nervous or anxious
Experiencing stressful life events, such as abuse, the death of a parent or being attacked
Having a blood relative with agoraphobia
Complications

Agoraphobia can greatly limit your life's activities. If your agoraphobia is severe, you may not even be able to leave your home. Without treatment, some people become housebound for years. You may not be able to visit with family and friends, go to school or work, run errands, or take part in other normal daily activities. You may become dependent on others for help.

Agoraphobia can also lead to or be associated with:

Depression
Other mental health disorders, including other phobias and other anxiety disorders
Alcohol or drug misuse to try to cope with the fear, guilt, hopelessness, isolation and loneliness

Lifestyle and home remedies

There's no sure way to prevent agoraphobia. However, anxiety tends to increase the more you avoid situations that you fear. If you start to have mild fears about going places that are safe, try to practice going to those places before your fear becomes overwhelming. If this is too hard to do on your own, ask a family member or friend to go with you, or seek professional help.

If you experience anxiety going places or have panic attacks, get treatment as soon as possible. Get help early to keep symptoms from getting worse. Anxiety, like many other mental health conditions, can be harder to treat if you wait.

Some of the home remedies for agoraphobia include the use of herbs, such as chamomile, kava, skullcap, valerian, lavender, st. John's wort, and passionflower, as well as behavioral treatments like hypnotherapy, relaxation techniques, and the avoidance of substances like caffeine and illicit drugs.

Home remedies for agoraphobia
Chamomile: chamomile tea is often used to reduce stress and anxiety of all levels. It is rich in certain flavonoids and is also known as a sedative and nervine agent, meaning that it soothes the hormonal fluctuations and nervous functions that characterize agoraphobia. Chamomile can help you relax and ease muscle tension, lowering your chance of having an attack when a person suffering from agoraphobia gets into a 'trigger' situation.

Kava: this little known shrub is native to polynesia and the roots and rhizomes are commonly used as sedative agents for people with anxiety issues. The effects of kava are so strong that doctors compare the effects to benzodiazepines, which are very powerful pharmaceuticals. Do not use kava as a treatment if you are on any other allopathic treatment, but as a natural treatment, it is one of the best.

Passion flower: this vine found in north america is very useful in treating agoraphobia because the chemical components in the plant bind to serotonin receptors, controlling the stress response of the body and lowering anxiety. Like kava, however, passion flower has a powerful effect, just like an ssri, so do not combine this natural treatment with any other pharmaceutical treatments.

Skullcap: this herb strengthens the nervous system by regulating nervous responses and also reducing inflammatory effects throughout the body. Skullcap makes for a more balanced and manageable stress response system.

Valerian root: this is an extremely popular treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. In terms of agoraphobia, valerian root can bind with the benzodiazepine receptors in the body, which makes it like natural valium, without the other side effects. This is an easy-to-use solution for agoraphobia that can help bring you back into the wide world without fear and panic.

Lavender: this popular herb and essential oil is very useful for reducing the effects of agoraphobia. Lavender's organic compounds actually inhibit the production and release of cortisol in the body, making it very good at slowing the stress response and eliminating panic attacks. Those suffering from agoraphobia can drink lavender tea or try aromatherapy with lavender essential oil to see if it has positive effects on their behavior and emotions.

St. John's wort: when it comes to calming the body and nervous system, st. John's wort can be a wonderful and widely available option. This herb decreases the levels of norepinephrine in the body, which means that the stress response system is dramatically managed and kept under control, thereby decreasing feelings of panic and anxiety, allowing agoraphobics to live relatively normal lives.

Hypnotherapy: in terms of behavioral treatments for agoraphobia, hypnosis has shown some benefit. While the therapeutic efficacy of hypnosis is still under great debate, research has shown that in terms of behavior modification and anxiety disorders, hypnotherapy can help the body respond more appropriately to normal situations, without engaging the stress response system.

Avoid caffeine and drugs: if you suffer from agoraphobia, the most important thing is to not get worked up or overly excited, nervous, anxious, or energetic. A calm and balanced approach to life is the best way to prevent a panic attack or an anxiety episode to crop up. Therefore, high-caffeine content beverages like coffee and energy drinks should be avoided, as well as substances that alter your mind in various ways, such as alcohol and illicit drugs. Even smoking cigarettes, which many people turn to as a stress reliever, elevates your heart rate and can imbalance your system, undoing all of the good work that the other natural remedies have done for the condition

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Hello sir/ma'am i'm 20 years old boy and I always have suicide dreams, its about 4 or 5 times in a week, is it good or bad for my health?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
No single therapeutic approach is suitable for all people considering suicide or suicidal tendencies. The most common ways to treat underlying illnesses associated with suicide are with medication, talk therapy or a combination of the two. Cognitive (talk therapy) and behavioral (changing behavior) therapies aim at relieving the despair of suicidal patients by showing them other solutions to their problems and new ways to think about themselves and their world. Behavioral methods, such as training in assertiveness, problem-solving, social skills, and muscle relaxation, may reduce depression, anxiety, and social ineptitude. Cognitive and behavioral homework assignments are planned in collaboration with the patient and explained as experiments that will be educational even if they fail. The therapist emphasizes that the patient is doing most of the work, because it is especially important for a person thinking about suicide not to see the therapist as necessary for their survival. Recent research strongly supports the use of medication to treat the underlying depression associated with suicide. Antidepressant medication acts on chemical pathways of the brain related to mood. There are many very effective antidepressants. The two most common types are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) and tricyclic antidepressants (tcas). Other new types of antidepressants (e. G. Alpha-2 antagonist, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snris) and aminoketones), and an older class, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (maois), are also prescribed by some doctors. Antidepressant medications are not habit-forming. Although some symptoms such as insomnia, often improve within a week or two, it may take three or four weeks before you feel better; the full benefit of medication may require six to eight weeks of treatment. Sometimes changes need to be made in dosage or medication type before improvements are noticed. It is usually recommended that medications be taken for at least four to nine months after the depressive symptoms have improved. People with chronic depression may need to stay on medication to prevent or lessen further episodes. People taking antidepressants should be monitored by a doctor who knows about treating clinical depression to ensure the best treatment with the fewest side effects. It is also very important that your doctor be informed about all other medicines that are taken, including vitamins and herbal supplements, in order to help avoid dangerous interactions. Alcohol or other drugs can interact negatively with antidepressant medication. Do not discontinue medication without discussing the decision with your doctor. Ask privately if you need more advice.
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I am 33 years old male. I have body dysmorphic disorder from last 3 months.what can i do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 33 years old male. I have body dysmorphic disorder from last 3 months.what can i do?
Body dysmorphic disorder (bdd) is a distinct mental disorder in which a person has symptoms of a medical illness, but the symptoms cannot be fully explained by an actual physical disorder. People with bdd are preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others often cannot see. Treatment for bdd likely will include a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and group and family therapy. Please consult a psychiatrist or psychologist. Take care.
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My brother is addicted of smoking and drinking. I want him to quit these addiction. What should I do know? What are the medicine that can help him to come out? Please provide me the medicine that I can give him by mixing into the food and serve to him. I want that he doesn't come to know about this as he will not take medicine. So provide me the answers accordingly.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
No one will give you those medicines because it has to be carefully monitored and the person needs to know about what he is consuming, especially antabuse for the alcoholism problem. The medicine for the cigarette smoking is also given only by prescription from a doctor who has to examine him. If you want to help him otherwise these are the things you can do: Ideally he must want to stop these habits. Otherwise it will become a futile exercise. If these habits have become too much then you will need to admit him into a center for rehabilitation. He will need to be there for at least 6 months and they will do detoxification and treatment for the addictive nature followed by extensive counseling. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit him by force. This will however, require the family’s consent.
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Hi. I am 23 years female. I have a dark skin around month. Don't exactly remember from how many years. I want to remove it as it look odd. I consult a doctor he said it is due to dandruff on face or pigmentation. I dnt exactly get why dandruff on face causes skin darkening. Can you please suggest me what should I do?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi. I am 23 years female. I have a dark skin around month. Don't exactly remember from how many years. I want to remo...
I'm not a dermatologist , what generally I understand about skin problems and other physical problems is , that many of the skin problems are due to stress. Take good care of your diet. Have lots of water, fresh fruits and salads. Avoid applying any makeup or other chemical ointments , instead apply fresh Aloe Vera pulp (if you are not allergic) . You could also try malai . This may help . As for your dandruff - control it trough natural means , it should help.
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I am 36 years old working in a Private sector. I think I am suffering from some memory issue due to excess work load pressure. Please tell me how can I refresh my memory. Is there any natural medicine or yoga that can help to enhance my memory.

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Reduce your work load take appropriate rest/good sleep of atleast 8 hours less use of mobile do yoga/meditation and daily walk for atleast 45 min. Play with pets watch good movie and listen songs.
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