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Dr. Mary George Varghese

Psychologist, Mumbai

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My wife is restricting me to have sex with her because she is only says me insert in me and finish in 5 min and leaves me I am not exited.

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
My wife is restricting me to have sex with her because she is only says me insert in me and finish in 5 min and leave...
You should talk to her .as per your statement it look like she is not happy having sex with you. It might be physical problem ,physiological, and something not to disclose one too. Better is to talk frankly whats the matter and its solution accordingly. Dialogue is the only option.
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I've been taking citalopram 20mg since November and I think it has helped overall, however over the last week or so my obsessive / intrusive thoughts have come back which has been very upsetting. Do I ride out this blip or try upping to 30mg? I'm losing hope of ever feeling completely well again.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I've been taking citalopram 20mg since November and I think it has helped overall, however over the last week or so m...
Dear lybrate user, I being a homoeopath, can suggest some medication in homoeopathy, take, homoeo medicine. @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ gelsemium 200-6 pills, thrice a day. Go for meditation to carry oxygen to your brain to calm down your obsessive compulsive disorder. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to dilute your blood to reach your cells & tissues for their nourishment. Take, your meal, easily digestible, on time. Go for a walk in d morning to restore blood circulation. Please report, wklytake, care.
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I want to know how I should come out of masturbation on daily basis I masturbate on daily basis and now I realize I deliver ejaculation quite earlier, it takes just few nominal minutes as well as my eye vision is getting blurred. After talking to my girlfriend I feel to masturbate. How should I come out of this addiction? Or, it is all just a myth in my mind towards masturbation? Kindly reply me as early as possible.

MBBS,MD(medicine), PGDS(sexology), Fellowship in sexual medicines
Sexologist, Jaipur
I want to know how I should come out of masturbation on daily basis
I masturbate on daily basis and now I realize I d...
Mastrubation will make your penis weak and also decrease your sexual and physical stamina. It's hard to control this bad habit but we provide some really herbal and natural prepared medicines to control this habbit and to regain your sexual stamina back and physical too.
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How To Be A Winner In Life

MBA (HR), D.Sc, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Pune
How To Be A Winner In Life

How to be a winner in life

1. Know what you want to get out of life … as you won’t reach your goals if you don’t where you’re going.
2. Make a list of all things that you’re grateful for … as it will change your attitude, your feelings and your mood.
3. Count to 10 before responding (or even worse, reacting) … as you don’t want to live with a series of regrets.
4. Track your progress so you know how you’re doing on your journey, and can make adjustments if you find you get off course. 
5. Take care of yourself or you’ll end up burnt out – and you’ll lose the motivation to try, and persevere.

Sir mai 40 years ka hu maine 15 years tak gutkha (with tobacco) khaya hai. Past 4 years se bilkul chhor diya hai. Lekin mera mouth abi bi kam khulta hai, sirf 2 fingers jati hai. Pls iska upchaar batain. Thanks.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sir mai 40 years ka hu maine 15 years tak gutkha (with tobacco) khaya hai. Past 4 years se bilkul chhor diya hai. Lek...
Hello lybrate-user. Habit of chewing tobacco products leads to submucous fibrosis which results in burning mouth, inability to open mouth. You need to go for intraoral injections which increases your mouth opening and practice mouth opening exercises daily. See a dentist soon and get the needful done.
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I put things somewhere and forget where I put that things n starts finding them. If someone said something to me I don't remember after a minute what that person told me. Just like this I do study hard but when it's time to revise those things I can't revise I need to relearn each n every word. And after relearning those things I still cannot write anything in exams and it results into failure. Now I feel scared to go to the exams. Please tell me what should I do. I want to come out of these things. Please help me to overcome my problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably under some stress that is not known to you. Meet with a counselor and deal with that to regain your memory. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 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 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. There is 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 the family goes for counseling too. 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. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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I am 20 years old. When I am sad. I am getting severe pain in heart. I can't bear this pain. I feel lonely because of my love issues. I am not able to become mentally strong. How to stop this severe pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 years old. When I am sad. I am getting severe pain in heart. I can't bear this pain. I feel lonely because of...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg and consult cardiologist
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Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage daring. Then why this phobia created and what is solution. please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage da...
You need to have patience to mingle with friends and see a counselor also psychotherapy. A type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is especially useful for treating social phobia. Medication. Doctors also may prescribe medication to help treat social phobia. The exact cause of social phobia is unknown. However, current research supports the idea that it is caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetics. Negative experiences also may contribute to this disorder, including: bullying.
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I have a bf it has been 2 years of our relationship. I am a very open person I love to talk and little kiddish I love to pull his legs.In front of friends I teased him like You can't do anything in your life. Etc and many more things I said. You know as example - we went out with two mutual friends of us we were having food and I just whispered to him that why he is paying the total amount of food. TAnd he feel like I humiliated him, and drone his prestige. He says I I am only here to drone his prestige. Is it so? He told me he is wasting time to stay with me. I had faced lots of problems in my life which I have never expressed I feel guilty for all this. I feel very much alone. Crying while typing all this but I feel better after sharing can you please help me? Should I walk away from him so that he can live happily? What should I do?

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I have a bf it has been 2 years of our relationship. I am a very open person I love to talk and little kiddish I love...
Most importantly you need to understand that man has too much ego when you keep on insulting someone on regular basis they are going loose patience some time. May that was not your intention but you have done the harm. Think about it infct speak to him that is he really serious about what he told. And you make sure you will not make fun of anyone who is close to you in future also. For further assistance please book appointment online here.
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How should I reduce work stress? I have started worrying a lot and feeling very insecure with my work and unnecessarily getting worried about small things. My behaviour is rude towards my employees. What should I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
How should I reduce work stress? I have started worrying a lot and feeling very insecure with my work and unnecessari...
Hi lybrate-user, Worrying too much about your work or the tasks that need to be done promptly primarily causes stress and fatigue in the workplace. Developing pressure from the top management also contributes a lot in our stress and fatigue. First of all develop a balance between work and personal life. Have some me time- enjoy what you love doing, develop hobby, listen to Music. And practice humour in Life, do not take life and work so seriously that you miss the fun of it. Exercise. Moderate amounts of exercise can actually help your mood. You will have more energy and require less sleep. Eat healthy foods. It could certainly lower your stress level. Furthermore, eating your meals properly at the right time can do so much wonder to your weary mind and body. Never ever skip meals. Even if you are on the rush going to work, never ever skip breakfast. Eating breakfast contribute a lot in making you totally rev up and brisk for the entire working day. Talk to a therapist to better manage your stress. You can consult me or any psychologist for same all the best.
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Hello doctor, I am depressed from past few months. I am doing well now. But I have imaginary conversations with people I know constantly in my head. I also talk to myself lot but not loud because I live with my family. I have friends but I also have some imaginary friends in my mind I talk to them but in my mind. Is that okay? Am I normal or I need treatment? I also feel sad and empty most of time.

MBBS, MD psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gulbarga
Hello doctor, I am depressed from past few months. I am doing well now. But I have imaginary conversations with peopl...
Your imaginations has to be differentiated from delusion and hallucinations ,assessment of your complaint like imaginary friends will help in differentiating above. Please consult a psychiatrist for it. U may probably need treatment.
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Hello sir, mam -. I am already suffering from great anxiety disorder is it suitable that green tea would help in reducing anxiety please tell me how.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
Hello sir, mam -. I am already suffering from great anxiety disorder is it suitable that green tea would help in redu...
Realise the actual situation, don't be stressed with small small things, talk more with friends, family members, nothing is permanent, there is No any problem which can not be solved ,Time & money is The answer for many problems, so be calm & cool, accept the reality, take healthy diet, I nvolve yourself in social, spiritual,spirts activities, do regular exercise, morning walking, yogasanas,pranayam, keep cows ghee in diet, fresh fruits, dry fruits, green vegetables, avoid gossiping, late night work, thinking too much ,oily, spicy,unhealthy, outside food, chilled water, foods kept in friedge, cold drinks, hot drinks, excessive tea, coffee,tobacco, smoking,alcohol, hot drinks, junk food. All The best.
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I am 48 years male living in vellore District and working as HR-Manager. Due to stress, got diabetic in the year 2007 and taking medicine from M. V. Diabetic center, Chennai. My question is how long I should take these medicines.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 48 years male living in vellore District and working as HR-Manager. Due to stress, got diabetic in the year 2007...
Hi, Diabetes is not a curable disease, it can only be controlled. So, you have to be on these medications for life long. Only the dosage can be adjusted according to the blood sugar values.
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I want to be successful in life but I have not achieved anything so far. I somehow able to complete my graduation. I always wanted to be first and get a good job in life. Because of my fear that I have not done well in studies. It took me five years to complete my graduation. I am a good kid. I don't do drugs and I am not interested in making any girlfriend. My parents always expected me that I will do good in life and take care of them because of this, I feared more and not able to do well in graduation. The main reason for this fear is I used to be a monk and I left my monkhood for my parents because my sister got married early despite of her age. My father got angry and created lot of tensions in our family because of her marriage so I have to leave my monkhood. It took me years to know about people and deal with society. As I was a monk my perspective towards life was different and I am not able to compete with fellow students. I have spent 4 years in monastery and after getting out from there, it was hard for me to do schooling and normal things. But I did my best in schools and not in graduation. Please help me Dr. I have never told this to anyone even my friends, I just want to keep this story to myself. I have gone to lot of depression during my teenage because of my religious values which was not compatible with people. But I remain silent and quiet and moved on. Now, I am in my 20's please help Sir/Madam, I am ready to anything to change my life please help. Now, I am preparing for GRE and trying to do master's in abroad. Please help me, I am really frustrated.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Relax dear Lybrate user. You are unnecessary torturing yourself for nothing. First of all drop all your unrealistic ideas of becoming successful in life or becoming a monk. You are too young and immature to understand both the concepts. SUPERFICIAL KNOWLEDGE IS DANGEROUS. You are unconsciously comparing yourself with others. Nobody is perfect. Try to set realistic goals which could be attainable by your abilities. Talk about your position with all the people whom you love and respect, more and more. You will get some clarity about your future. If it does not help, go for counseling.
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Bipolar can be treated by Allopathy or homeopathic drugs? Which is more effective? Tnx.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Bipolar can be treated by Allopathy or homeopathic drugs? Which is more effective? Tnx.
In my humble opinion, allopathic drugs are the agents of choice for treatment of bipolar disorder. Lithium that you are on is among the best medicines for bipolar disorder provided it is prescribed in the proper dosage and monitored properly. In cases where lithium is ineffective, many other agents are available to treat this condition. Take care!
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I have been smoking from last four to five years and I am addict of it now. Now I want to quit smoking. How can you help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You 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 you fail one day, you must try and try again. 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 the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Sir, My elder daughter, age 24 years is a patient of schizophrenia and is under treatment at PGI Chandigarh for the last 10 years. Presently she takes clozapine 200 mg single dose daily. Her problem is somewhat controlled but not totally cured. My younger son aged 17 years ,who is presently studying in class 12th (Non Medical stream) is quite intelligent and is presently taking coaching for Joint Entrance Exam of Engineering stream. His problem is that while he is quite at ease with Maths and Physics, he does not fare well in Chemistry. In weekly coaching/school test he does not fare well in Chemistry. Whenever, his results are out he is quite upset and gives up studying other subjects also. He does not want to go school/coaching institution and quarrels with his mother. When scolded for this, he becomes abusive and makes illogical arguments. However, after some time all is normal and he agrees to go to school/coaching institution . He does perform well in studies but again he is not consistent with his studies for the reasons mentioned above. Sometimes he is so optimistic that he he boasts of cracking IIT exam. But gives up easily when confronted with non performance. His lifestyle is somewhat similar. Sometimes, he cares well for his outlook, dress etc. But on another occasion, he does not care about his personal hygiene also. This issue was also discussed by me with Consular of my daughter at PGI Chandigarh, who asked me to bring my son for check up as soon as it is possible, but the problem is that my wife differs with me and says that our son has no psychiatry problem and it is just a behavioral problem and that would subside with the passage of time. She also fears that taking our son to PGI Chandigarh would make him dependent on medicines (with side effects) life long , as is the case with our elder daughter. Here in this context, I would request you to kindly advise me the right course. Thanking you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The counselor could be right for some reasons and your wife could be right for other reasons. The timing of the problem your son manifests is very significant and something has to be done. The reason I say this is that he is in his late teens and this is the last time his issues will come up looking for a resolution goaded by hormonal imbalances, particularly testosterone. If you do not take care of it now, he will have permanent negative features and those will grow over time and will become serious if he is under any stress. He seems to be stress-prone already. The other problem is that he carries the same genes as his sister, and may be prone to schizophrenia if he lives under duress. His weakness in chemistry may be because of the impending inherited problem pushing to come out or he may have a mental block against chemistry that keeps him under stress. His mental swings from high confidence to low and anger outbursts can be quite indicative of impending problems. The best thing to do under these circumstances is to talk to him and warn him and see if he is amenable to meeting with the counselor and under his consent a lot of possibilities will open up. Perhaps you can take your wife to the counselor to let that person do some convincing for her too. The problem is that once your son has a breakdown, he would have activated the chemical, electrical and neurological pathways for a pathological condition. Then it will become curative work. Whereas what I am suggesting is that, if we are lucky, we could intervene now and bring about a preventive approach to the situation. Your son's entire history has to be taken into consideration along with the big age-gap between his sister and himself too, being a factor. So you must somehow take him to the counselor who can also advise as to when s/he wants to see him. You could also take him (in confidence with the counselor), in the guise of seeking career guidance because of his difficulty with chemistry, to explore other avenues for his professional choice in life. The counselor can take this opportunity to discuss his personality issues!!!
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I feel so depressed no money no work. What should I do to get out of depression please tell me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel so depressed no money no work. What should I do to get out of depression please tell me.
Keep trying for work till you succeed. Keep searching for new job options. Be consistent in your efforts. Remember" if you are not successful, you have not tried hard enough" don't get discouraged. Put in more efforts and you will see, you will have some work. It will bring money, and then you can start dreaming again. Please don't give up. Have faith in yourself and be consistent. You will be successful. All the best.
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How to Deal with OCD

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN HOMOEOPATHIC CARDIOLOGY, M.D.(HOMOEO.)PSYCHIATRY, B.H.M.S.(BACHELOR OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE & SURGERY.)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to Deal with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is also known as OCD. It is a mental ailment that causes specific changes in the brain as well as the behaviour of the patient. It can also cause severe anxiety and lead the patient to consume a lot of time for completing even the most normal tasks. These obsessions are like thoughts, images and even videos playing where the cause of a certain action becomes more profound with the number of imagined risks if it is not done in a specific way, as per the mind of the patient. These turn into repetitive actions undertaken by the patient, where these actions are known as compulsions.

Hence the term: obsessive compulsive disorder. Washing, cleaning, losing control, contamination fears and more are only a few of the thoughts that plague patients suffering from this disorder. While this disorder may not have a specific cure, there are various ways in which it can be managed. Let us look at some of these methods.

Causes of OCD

The exact cause of OCD is unknown. It is generally considered unlikely that OCD develops purely psychologically as a consequence of the way we are brought up.

  1. Genetics and Physiology: It is generally accepted that OCD arises from differences in the physiology of the brain in people with the condition.
  2. Serotonin: Lack of serotonin activity appears to be involved in causing OCD. Serotonin is a calming and inhibitory neurotransmitter, one of its main actions is to control and put the brakes on painful, worrying or anxious thoughts.
  3. Traumatic Life Events: Traumatic emotional events such as bereavement may trigger or worsen OCD in people who already have a tendency to have the condition.

Treatment of OCD

For best results in treating this troublesome anxiety disorder combine brain-chemistry balancing approaches with psychotherapy techniques.

  1. Nutritional Therapy: Try tryptophan and St John's Wort to increase serotonin. Rhodiola has been shown to help generalised anxiety disorder however Rhodiola has the ability to raise 'brain energy' and therefore hypothetically may exa-sperate OCD symptoms. 
  2. The Inositol Treatment of OCD: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, has been found effective in treating OCD. Inositol is used in biochemical processes that affect serotonin receptors.
  3. Psychotherapy: This is also known as discussion or talk therapy where the patient is allowed to engage with a therapist who is usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. The doctor will help the patient in first of all, becoming aware of the problem by helping the patient carry out various tasks in a controlled environment. These tasks will be timed and then relayed to the patient before the exposure therapy begins, where the patient will be taught to build a better quality of life. This a long term and time taking process which can also involve group sessions and sessions with the family members. Also, this method takes a lot of practice so that the patient learns how to regulate the obsessions and stop the compulsive behaviour gradually.
  4. Exercise: Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise upon mental health. So, a minimum of 20mins of daily exercise can help you a lot.
  5. Relaxation Training & Meditation: Learning meditation and relaxation techniques may enhance one's ability to control anxiety and one's thoughts in general.
  6. Medication: There are various kinds of medicines that can be prescribed for these patients. Anti-depressants can help the patient in overcoming the fears and anxiety that a person feels when the wheels of one's imagination begin to turn towards obsessive thoughts. This will also help in tackling the hopelessness that the person feels when faced with the so called depressing outcome of not bowing to the compulsive habits.

Putting It All Together

  • Follow the diet for serotonin deficient depression, and GABA deficient anxiety.
  • Consult with a qualified therapist using behavioural rather than analytical techniques.
  • Do some repetitive mind-occupying/filling as opposed to mind-emptying meditations everyday.
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How can we increase our concentration power and how to make our thinking positive? My exams are there and I want to increase my concentration in my studies.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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