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I am having regular smoking and drinks habits. What is the effect on my body. How should I skip all the habits. Any treatment now to confirm the status of body now in 2015. Please advice if you can.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
One of the immediate concerns will be cirrhosis of the liver. The combination of smoking and drinking increases the risk many times. There is also the enlarged heart and weak heart beat after long duration of alcohol consumption. There is the danger of cancer of so many organs that it is too long to list all the problems. Here are just a few: Blocked arteries, loss of stamina, lung damage, skin damage, kidney, hepatitis B, eyes, teeth and gums, hair, etc. You can go for a complete medical and psychiatric evaluation. The problem is that even if you know the dangers you will not quit unless something dramatic happens.There is only one reason, and that is, that you have not reached your ?Rock bottom? so that you will be stopped right in your tracks! Before that happens you must, on a war footing, exercise restraint and stop the use of all these substances. Since you have probably tried and found it extremely difficult I suggest you do one of the following: It sounds like you are in an advanced stage of alcoholism and tobacco use and need admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help deal with this problem. There are no guarantees about stopping one?s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by yourself because you have become addicted to alcohol and tobacco and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that you can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. you will have a serious reaction, if you consume even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that you do not only consume the medication but you are also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You 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 you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you 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. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking in particular and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Your children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father?s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems, and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with whoever else?s support you can get and act on it fast. If you are not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick you up, after you are completely drunk, and admit you by force. This will however, require the wife and family?s consent. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions. This must be your last and final attempt and make it a successful one.
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I am 34 years man, my problem is that I am working in private firm from initial period but whenever my job left I went in deep depression and I tried to commit suicide pls suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
As you have depression and suicide tendency you need to take medication and consult a psychiatrist. You think positively and you will get a better job if you try. You have to do meditation and yoga for mind control.
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Tips for Managing Stress

Ph. D - Psychology, Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Tips for Managing Stress

Tips for Managing Stress

  • Increase your sense of control over stressful situations, for example, by applying stress management techniques.
  • Accept aspects of stressful situations that you cannot change or control and try instead to change the way you perceive and react to them.
  • Talk problems over with people that you trust, get another perspective.
  • Learn to think rationally and positively.
  • Look after your physical health during the stressful period: keep fit, eat wisely, get enough sleep and don't resort to drugs and alcohol.
  • Develop satisfying recreational / creative and social outlets.
  • Make relationship your priority.
  • Seek out opportunities for fun and laughter.
  • Do something nice for someone else.
  • Give time to plan ahead, decide on your priorities and set your goals accordingly.
  • Improve you time management skills.
  • Learn to say 'NO'.
  • Don't try to do everything yourself, delegate more.
  • Stop trying / expecting yourself to be perfect.
  • Develop relaxation skills and relaxation a regular routine.
  • Give yourself a break when you are tired / ill.
  • At times of conflict, avoid taking things personally / blaming others; try to distance yourself.
  • Allow yourself to make mistakes without condemnation.
  • Be kind to yourself; stop putting yourself when you have achieved something.
  • Live for the moment; don't waste time to worry about the future or regretting the past.
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Hello Dr. I don't know maybe I have some problems with me because I am now a changed man. Before I was like a normal person who talks to everyone with normally. But now im usually getting tantrum to talk with person. Specially with my girlfriend. I do not know why is dis happening. 2 months before everything ws perfect wid me. But now im becoming a rude guy to her. Help me Dr. Tell me how cn I get rid of dis.

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
Hello Dr. I don't know maybe I have some problems with me because I am now a changed man. Before I was like a normal ...
Dear Lybrate user, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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Hello sir my name Is Mustaq hussain khan and since from one and half week I am having headache and body pain also what is the exactly issue can you suggest. Me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir my name Is Mustaq hussain khan and since from one and half week I am having headache and body pain also wha...
Hello, Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including: Alcohol, particularly red wine Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates Changes in sleep or lack of sleep Poor posture Skipped meals Stress Insufficient sleep or rest Overexertion Nutritional deficiencies A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. Any number of conditions — varying greatly in severity — may cause secondary headaches. Get your blood pressure checked, make a chart. Let me know about the readings, will give you medication accordingly. Also, get eyes tested as headache over the eyebrows is related to your weak eyesight or weak eye muscles. Medication: Meantime, can start with homoeopathic medicine - Bakson's Mig-Aid tablet/ after every 2 hours. ****Get yourself examined from a nearby doctor as you do have headache and bodyache both******
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Sometime I forget the matter while speaking what should I do to overcome with it?

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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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
CANCER FACTS

20% of all cancer death are smoking related.
70% of all lung cancer death are smoking related.
There are 10 lack cancer patients in India every year.
5 lacks die every year due to cancer in India.
Cancer is curable if detected early and proper treatment taken.
Cervical cancer can be prevented by vaccination.
Quiting smoking can make a big difference in cancer incidence.
Quit smoking.
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Hello. I have so much anxiety from I dnt knw how to overcome this anxiety. I have no control on my body. I think I have all kind of Anxiety. What should I do for that.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello. I have so much anxiety from I dnt knw how to overcome this anxiety. I have no control on my body. I think I ha...
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. U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated.
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Doc I had posted the question for anxiety, badsleep. So many doctors from various areas (homeopathy, ayurveda, allopathic) answered for ma question I am very much confused which treatment I shud go for. Allopathic or ayurveda or homeopathy. As I was suffering from last 2 years I want good results.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Doc I had posted the question for anxiety, badsleep. So many doctors from various areas (homeopathy, ayurveda, allopa...
Dear lybrate-user, you should know this that anxiety is your creation, and getting an insight into it will only end it, if at all. All external helps are temporary & palliative. A counseling session may be of some/complete help, before plunging into drug based help!
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
You are going through extended grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner
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I am a 17yr old female. I am facing a great problem. I cannot remember my studies. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and have interest in your studies too. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. In case you have problems with concentration here are a few guidelines: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too. Whatever happens, do not rush your decision and make it with your parents involved and some close teachers who know you well. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day.The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Now take you pick!
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I am a college going girl of 20 years. I always keep thinking about anything bad and remain sad. I always want to be alone and leave my home or to hurt myself in anyway. If I am with my friends then I'll be ok and don't let them even know about that I am depressed but as they leave I am again like before. I feel like. Lie on bed and remain silent. Dont want to speak even a word, don't even want to move, neither wanna eat anything nor drink. I don't even want anyone around me. I want to be alone forever. I want to be at a place where no one knows me. I am feeling like i am going mad.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a college going girl of 20 years.
I always keep thinking about anything bad and remain sad. I always want to be ...
To really understand your problem in its totality, is to go back home to your family of origin to trace some of the genesis of your problems. You may ignore all my assessments for want of complete evidence, and that is okay. I am not the world’s perfect diagnostic man, nor do I boast of knowing it all. So feel free to take what appeals and dump the rest in the garbage can. In my opinion, I think that your problem lies in the fear of rejection. This rejection is usually founded in your family of origin, and is somewhat manifest in some descriptions you have given already. This is not to find fault in your parents: they may have done a lot of things with good intentions but may have inadvertently set up rejection. If you go way back, and see if there was any rejection prenatally or postnatally (again all this with intention or without), the child will pick up the sensation or feel like she is not wanted or even rejected. As you can see, I am presuming all this. You will have to give it substance, if you so have the substance. Without reaching to any conclusions, just indulge in this thought to see if there is any semblance of truth to explore it further. Your parents may throw light on this but don’t share too much of what I saying until it has been verified. Also find out, if there was an abortion or miscarriage before or after you were born. Whether you were wanted by both parents at birth. Whether they expected a male child and were disappointed that you were a girl. How long were you breast-fed by mom etc? These will all throw some light on my proposal of rejection, if there is any truth. You must be your best friend but when you want to hurt yourself then it is a sign that you have become your worst enemy. The solution is really very simple: you must accept and love yourself, first. Take all this material and meet with a counselor with your parents and get some help to resolve the rejection. Withdrawn from people will add to the depression: your resolution lies with being and loving people!
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I have problem with my anger and ego problem I have much anger in little problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am sending some coping methods for anger, if you still have, consult a psychiatrist. All the best 1. Think before you speak In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. 2. Once you're calm, express your anger As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them. 3. Get some exercise Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities. 4. Take a timeout Timeouts aren't just for kids. Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's ahead without getting irritated or angry. 5. Identify possible solutions Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Does your child's messy room drive you crazy? Close the door. Is your partner late for dinner every night? Schedule meals later in the evening — or agree to eat on your own a few times a week. Remind yourself that anger won't fix anything and might only make it worse. 6. Stick with 'I' statements To avoid criticizing or placing blame — which might only increase tension — use "I" statements to describe the problem. Be respectful and specific. For example, say, "I'm upset that you left the table without offering to help with the dishes, instead of, "You never do any housework. 7. Don't hold a grudge Forgiveness is a powerful tool. If you allow anger and other negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice. But if you can forgive someone who angered you, you might both learn from the situation. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times. 8. Use humor to release tension Lightening up can help diffuse tension. Use humor to help you face what's making you angry and, possibly, any unrealistic expectations you have for how things should go. Avoid sarcasm, though — it can hurt feelings and make things worse. 9. Practice relaxation skills When your temper flares, put relaxation skills to work. Practice deep-breathing exercises, imagine a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase, such as, "Take it easy. You might also listen to music, write in a journal or do a few yoga poses — whatever it takes to encourage relaxation. 10. Know when to seek help Learning to control anger is a challenge for everyone at times. Consider seeking help for anger issues if your anger seems out of control, causes you to do things you regret or hurts those around you.
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He has Parkinson, high BP, diabetes, uric acid disorder, he is suffering from acute body ache and depression, how can he be helped.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
He has Parkinson, high BP, diabetes, uric acid disorder, he is suffering from acute body ache and depression, how can...
i would recommend you to follow the following home remedy Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Surely you will get results.
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D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
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I am 25 years male. From last 6 months I have some continuous fear in my mind. I can't focus on my job. Regularly I am doing some mistakes in my work. I am frustrated. What should I do?

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
What is ur fear that has to be specfic or grneralize,what is rootcause,then the solution can be given
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I am 21 years old, I am getting depression for every failure, I am having lot of problems to solve, can please help me in this problem, thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old, I am getting depression for every failure, I am having lot of problems to solve, can please help m...
Failure is a stepping stone to success. All famous people have become great because of their failures: not one but many failures have made them what they are today. You have to learn from failure to make it your success. So in fact failure is your teacher. if you don't learn then it is a real loss for you. If you have lots of problems to solve, then learn to prioritize them and handle them one at a time. You will become victorious if you think victory. You must read a book, called ,The Secret, to understand what I mean.
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10 years before doctors are declared my problem as paranormal personality disorder. After tat because of my patience level I never turned into this situation .bt now again having the same problem .i cannot control myself. And I also hided this problem from my husband and married him. Thats y he does not aware of my problem and continuously giving me more tension. And again I am going to tat deep depression level and my mind will not be stable. Now I have 2 years old baby. I am having fear about that whether she may have a same problem or not when she grows. Now I am mentally collapsed. I can not talk to anyone normally. And also having fear abt that if my husband il know the full problem is he accept me in his life or leave me I dnt know that. I am in confusion stage. I got married before four years. For this four years I controlled myself whenever I got tension bt nowadays I can not act like a normal girl again behaviour changing it affects my whole family they are worried abt me so .now I will go to singapore within 4 days. I am having lot of tension and fear. Today again I am going to the same hospital in which I got treatment before ten years. Also I have posted this for immediate medicine and solution. Please help me and reply me soon. I am in a worse situation. My health is in worse condition.

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi, Did you mean you have been diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder? If yes then, it is a disorder that can be managed with regular medication and counselling. Because you could not tell your husband about your condition, you must have had to deal with the emotional turmoil of hiding this secret and worrying if he would get to know about your condition. It can lead to stress and anxiety. In addition, being a mother to a newborn comes with its own share of challenges, for a woman it can result in a variety of hormonal changes. The hormonal changes may have affected your condition and your medication may need alteration. When are the last time you visited your psychiatrist? Pls get a new diagnosis and prescription is what I would suggest, before you leave. I would also advise regular counselling. You need support and you are not alone. There is no need for you to face this alone, seek support and tell you husband about your condition. Trust is most important in a relationship. Be honest and allow him to support you. Also, understanding a bit more about your condition is important, people are there to help you. Hope you feel better soon.
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