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Dr. Ms. Alina Philip

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Ms. Alina Philip Psychologist, Mumbai
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I am 37 years old, female and I lost my 6 years old son two months back. I feel everything is over and don' t feel like living. Can you suggest me some remedy ?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Take kali phos 6x / 6 tabs 3 times / 3 weeks. Mix with people and do social work. You loved your son. Love the children who do not have mom. Then your sorrow will be erased out.
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I am 43. I forget too much these days and cant think or understand things the way I did. It seems my mind is blocked. Is it due to depression? please advice.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
You need to get yourself examined by a neuropsychologist or neurologist first. If he clears everything and says it's a psychological issues then you can consult a psychiatrist or a therapist.
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I have bipolar disorder and ocd. Soft bipolar you can say n some times panic attacks too.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have bipolar disorder and ocd.
Soft bipolar you can say n some times panic attacks too.
The bipolar is a mood disorder particularly to do with anger. The OCD on the other hand has its basis in fear. It will be good to explore these emotions through therapy and get the support you need to remain stable. The combination is not really easy to deal. So you need to work with a counselor and a doctor to get the best results. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. For the OCD it is a fear-based condition and for some reason you have not been dealing with this childhood fear which has now developed unto these repetitive adaptations to seem to need it for normal functioning. The behavior will then become based on magical thinking and certain rituals will become necessary to do normal things making you believe that either the frequency or the ritual is important to its success. This of course is a fallacy but there will come a time that even if told the truth, your belief will defy any logic and you will continue behaving like that even if it cripples you in your daily routines. It only appears as though some other force is behind these behaviors and that you are compelled to act in this fashion. That is obviously not true but no one can convince you of anything different. The obsession is a repeating thought pattern with no meaningful outcome; and the compulsiveness is the need to act on those obsessions also in a repeated behavior pattern as though you just cannot help yourself, like the plucking off of your hair. There are certain behavioral techniques to be implemented and if they work you may get out of this condition rather easily. If that does not work as desired, then medication has to be introduced, and in combination with counseling much work can be achieved.
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I am confused with my life. I have lot of negative thoughts. How to overcome it? How to be matured and strong minded person.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am confused  with  my life. I have lot of negative thoughts. How to overcome it?  How to be matured and strong mind...
Negative thinking is more to do with your state of mind. 1. Develop self esteem and make friends with positive thinking people. 2. Every person is unique and nobody is perfect 3. Focus on your positive qualities and feel proud of your achievements 4 don't keep doubting yourself. 5. Keep busy with your work and studies; maintain your schedule 6. Avoid fast food and eat healthy nutritious food. 7. Regular vigorous physical exercise is very important. With improved blood circulation, toxins will be eliminated from your body. You will become very energetic and your mind will become fresh as well as positive. 8. Maintain healthy habits and have adequate sleep 9 keep helping others without any expectation and it gives immense satisfaction 10. If you still want some medicine, take homoeopathic medicine alfalfa mother tincture 5 to 10 drops in half glass of water twice daily.
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I am 28 years old and male. I was so much tensed and in depression all the day. Please advise

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? are you sure you are having depression disorder? have you been diagnosed by a clinical psychologist / psychiatrist? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. I should know many things. Psychotherapy techniques should help you. Take care.
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Sir my father drinks alcohol daily, tell me a best tablet which for him which do not affect more but be a helpful for me or also tell me the way of giving tablet, tell me immediately sir we r in very bad situations.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
You have to take your father for rehabilitation. You have to keep patience and give strength and support to your father. In rehabilitation centres they will care for all about medication, health and basic body needs like food, nutrition etc. Be positive and prepare him for there.
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I always get irritated and frustrated without any reason on others how can I overcome that.

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 always get irritated and frustrated without any reason on others how can I overcome that.
Dear, 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. For further assistance you can concern me privately.
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I have problem of digestion and gas. Due to this I have not fully energized in the morning. Also my body's wheel power is low so that at the evening I am tired. Also my job is very stress full. I am very stressed.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I have problem of digestion and gas. Due to this I have not fully energized in the morning. Also my body's wheel powe...
Pls start walks for your digestive problems. For making your will power strong start meditation. Or deep breathing excersise. Eat healthy food. Avoid late nights and late food. Dipal mehta counsellor psychologist metaphor therapist consciousness healer.
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M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Depression and stress can be because of thinking pattern.Person has ruminating thought.Patient get depressed because he/she does one mistake.She/he believes that thoughts are facts.When he/she learns to do mindfulness meditation she realizes that thought is only mental event it is not fact.Because of this realization her reaction to that thought get minimized Stress or depression is outcome of reaction to the thoughts and as reaction is low ,stress or depression can be controlled.
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Alcohol Abuse - Is The Impact Beyond Physical Health?

Sexual Health Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi
Alcohol Abuse - Is The Impact Beyond Physical Health?

You may think that it is just a harmless drink or two at the end of the day to help you relax. it's just a few drinks when you get together with friends. or it's just that you need to get rid of the office stress. We all need to catch a break sometimes, which makes our favorite brand of drink our best friend. Trouble starts when 'a drink or two' moves to a level where you can't hold the drink anymore. It affects your ability to think straight and take decisions that you may regret in retrospect. Alcoholism not only has serious health consequences but also can ruin your life and relationships. Don't tread down the path of self destruction, or this is what you'll find

1. Conflict: It is not a coincidence that fights are common when one or both partners are caught up with alcohol abuse. It is said that if there is too much alcohol in your system, it hampers with your ability to make rational decisions. It allows you to become inconsiderate about others, and give more importance your addiction over their requirements. It, to an extent, numbs you to what others feel, and makes you drink even more.

2. Financial loss: Alcohol costs money. And the more you spend to keep up with your addiction, the more money flows out of your monthly household expenses, monthly savings and retirement plans. And this money literally goes down the drain. Like any other addiction, once you start alcohol abuse, you need it everyday. Drinking may go on to impact your ability to hold on to your job as no one will eventually want to hire someone who has alcohol on their breath at 9am during client meetings. Alcohol is a strict restriction in certain professions where you may put other people at risk. At the very best, you'll be left with a warning. At the worst, you'll lose your job and end up with no work and no money to support your addiction.

3. Accident prone: In 2014, 9,967 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every 53 minutes. This may sound only like a statistic to you - until you speak to the families who lost their loved ones or have to see them suffer through loss of limbs or brain function to bear lifelong suffering. And as far as you are concerned, you may end up seeing the wrong end of a prison. Such things have a profound impact on your relationship - many of which fail to last through the ordeal. 

4. Infidelity: You've seen it a thousand times in movies - which actually might get reflected in reality, if you wake up next to someone whose name you don't know. 

5. Infertility: Alcohols and babies don't mix. Too much alcohol intake can stop women from making and keeping a baby. 

6. Divorce: An alcoholic husband or wife is a valid ground of mental trauma applicable in a divorce. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Short term memory fag, try homeopathic med anacardium 30.5-7 pills twice a day and five phos tonic 3x (biochemic) 4 pills 4 times a day for 1 month. And try to relax mentally, meditate for some time daily.
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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, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints.
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I am a student studying in bhu university in b. Sc. Course. I study daily and so that I have got mny headache problem and daily eyes problems like looking and seen. Please advise me what to 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 a student studying in bhu university in b. Sc. Course. I study daily and so that I have got mny headache problem...
Dear lybrate-user. Continuous study can be harmful to your eyes. The eye strain and stress is the reason for your head ache. Please distribute study timing and in breaks include entertainment activities and hobbies. Take care.
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My mind and concentration power is very weak like my friend reads 2 times and I also she is able to write in the exam but I can't I forget whatever I read so please help me out.

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. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I am 18 years old male suffering from depression since more than two years. I have tried a lot of combinations of antidepressants during this period but have had no response. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 18 years old male suffering from depression since more than two years. I have tried a lot of combinations of ant...
You need to meet with a counselor immediately and if that person feels you need to meet with a doctor too, you must do so. You must cooperate with both therapies and be consistent. I suggest that you visit these professionals along with your parents because their involvement is quite critical to your recovery. If it is of recent origin, you could easily pin-point it and take care of it. But I suspect that it may have to do with something in your developmental years, or your family background. In the meantime do the following, sincerely: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. If you love yourself adequately, you will never do harm to yourself. Be positive always and learn to do everything possible to invest into yourself. Life is extremely precious and because the depression, which is a mood disorder, makes you feel like giving up you must still persevere. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. Because you are young the prognosis is good subject to your cooperation.
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He murmurs some times and rub both hands on back of his head. We feel his split personality and change of behavior. Tired and exhausted feelings. Not interested to work. At times Call names, abuses, looses temper. Most of time sleeps in day time or on bed in dark. Otherwise cool by nature and good understanding. Excellent Knowledge. Graduated from Delhi university and higher. Education from UK with distinction.please help

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
He murmurs some times and rub both hands on back of his head. We feel his split personality and change of behavior. T...
Lybrate-user. Symptoms explained by you go in favour of a psychosis. As he mutters to himself, he must be hallucinating. His altered behaviour also supports psychosis. He certainly needs an active psychiatric treatment provided organicity is ruled out. And one more thing it has nothing to do with his intelligence which is intact. Please consult a psychiatrist as early as possible. Take care!
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I can't sleep. I am preparing for JEE in Kota. I started sleeping late at night few weeks ago and I easily getting sleep around 2 or 3 AM and woke up at around 11 in the morning but now I can't sleep. I lay down on bed hoping for sleep but nothing happening now. In 24 hrs I hardly getting sleep for 2-3 hrs that is also in morning or afternoon. Now I can't concentrate properly in classes, can't think like before. Please advice what can I do to overcome this?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I can't sleep. I am preparing for JEE in Kota. I started sleeping late at night few weeks ago and I easily getting sl...
Either you are under some stress which you are not aware of or you have disturbed your biorhythm by forcing it into a new pattern. If it is the former, kindly seek some counseling. If not please follow the recommendations mentioned below: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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Hi, I am feeling very depressed from past few months, I'm thinking very much on ,how to make more money and comparing with others.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi, I am feeling very depressed from past few months, I'm thinking very much on ,how to make more money and comparing...
YOu have to stop comparing with others and each person has his own destiny and life will go according to destiny . YOu can do meditaion and yoga for mind control Your depression will go away if mind is at rest
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I am a 48 year old male and having anxiety since almost 6 months due to recession. I have pain at the opening of stomach after I have my food. Also, I suffer from migraine quite often now. Earlier I had taken medicine for Depression for one month. Doctor prescribed me Stablon (1 OD)

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am a 48 year old male and having anxiety since almost 6 months due to recession. I have pain at the opening of stom...
Anxiety is also like Depression, if you meet your psychiatrist and take treatment the symptoms which you are experiencing will disappear. All the best
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