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Dr. N S Vahia

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I have three brothers in which one of my brother is suffering from disability and at present I am studying but I always depressed that if I couldn't be a good man than what will happen?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have three brothers in which one of my brother is suffering from disability and at present I am studying but I alwa...
Hello , don't get depress with the situation and concentrate on your future . Do meditation daily for half an hour and take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily for 10 days then revert.
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I have been getting pressure in head for months and it is daily and constant now. I have tried all sorts! Chiropractor, eye tests, medication. I have just had CT scan and don't think it'll show anything serious up! Please can anyone help. Don't think it's anxiety or stress, not sinusitis. God knows but it's getting me down and I am desperate!

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I have been getting pressure in head for months and it is daily and constant now. I have tried all sorts! Chiropracto...
First of all stop feeling desperate as it will do you no good. Maintain your calm and focus on a healthy solution. It is good that all your reports are ok. There are 2 options- see a psychologist and with each sitting you will feel better because the mental pressure you are experiencing will be reduced by talking out to a professional qualified and trained in handling such cases. But, each sitting will cost you money. 2nd option is to regularly watch and practice what is being taught on astha channel daily 5-7: 30 am and you will very soon get rid of your problem. Plus, it is totally free.
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It's been a year I daily feel tired and depressed. I have wild mood swings. My friends and family always keep telling me that my mood swings would 1 day ruin the relationships and I need to control them. I did lose a lot of people last year just because of my crazy behaviour. I started self harming in October. I cut, scratch and dig fingernails into my skin. I have lost complete interest in daily activities. I am scared of abandonment and Therefore push away people before they come closer to me. I also have occasional suicidal tendencies. I always self loath and try to tell bad about myself to others. At one moment I want people to notice me but at the very next I want to be alone. I don't understand why I always feel everything so extreme. Today I will tell a person that I love him but tomorrow I'll start hating him. After self diagnosis I understood I have BPD. I am confused but the symptoms are seen clearly. I need help. Thank you.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
It's been a year I daily feel tired and depressed. I have wild mood swings. My friends and family always keep telling...
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. They have love-hate relationship with close ones. Transient psychotic symptoms, including brief delusions and hallucinations, may also be present. It is also associated with substantial impairment of social, psychological and occupational functioning and quality of life. People with emotionally unstable personality disorder are particularly at risk of suicide. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
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Tips for Dealing with a Depressed Family Member

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Sexologist, Pune
Tips for Dealing with a Depressed Family Member

Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should, most people still live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression. There is often a delay in opting for the treatment because of the social taboo associated with depression.

Depression makes a person miserable, disappointed, restless or numb for long and tedious timeframes, and is debilitating, particularly when they can't demonstrate their feelings and worries to anybody. It can meddle with their productivity and can become a concern not only in workplaces, but also in social circles.

So here's how to deal with a friend or family member in a depressed state of mind:

  1. Be considerate: Do understand that depression doesn't mean" trouble". Melancholy is a condition with an assortment of side effects like exhaustion, confused mind state and rest issues. These are all side effects of melancholy. Crabbiness is an exceptionally basic side effect, which once in a while is encountered by many individuals, and can lead to an expanded sensitivity. Normally, it's difficult to be sympathetic with someone who is behaving grumpily. But you need to make a conscious effort to still see the positive in depressed individuals and lead them to hope.
  2. Encourage and support: Try not to shame people for being negative. Dejection changes the world into a scene of pessimism. Discouraged individuals don't just focus on the negatives, but they also disregard the positives.
  3. Do validate: Approval can help manage a depressed state, and can wean a friend or family member out of depression. Remember that someone with dejection is not living in the same universe as you. The laws that oversee your universe don't exist in theirs. Depressed individuals require your understanding, your empathy, and your affection, considerably more when they are having a troublesome day, week or month. It is hard, but possible. Discouraged individuals value a positive backing in particular.
  4. Never say 'you're too much': When someone with depression is told "you're too much" particularly by somebody near them, it can send them spiralling into blame and nervousness and bitterness. Being encouraging and empowering is likewise useful.
  5. Be patient with the treatment process: A certain amount of trial and error in treatment is to be expected, Baer said. But the good news is that doctors can often help people with depression feel better and function better with a combination of medication and talk therapy, he added. With time and treatment, depression can lift. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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6 Simple Ways to Bust Anxiety

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
6 Simple Ways to Bust Anxiety

Being constantly anxious impairs work performance and creates havoc in relationships. The best way to deal with it to accept that it is only a temporary phase which everyone faces. If you keep worrying and try to fight it, you will become even more anxious and your health will become even worse.

It is therefore important that you acknowledge it, first of all and try to cope with it. Controlling anxiety isn't a gigantic task. You can feel at ease with by doing these simple things:

  1. Self-soothing techniques: There are many physiological things for you to do as well which will allow you to relieve anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing is a very good way to achieve this. Sometimes reassuring yourself is more valuable than you think. Practice saying comforting things to yourself and the stress and anxiety will automatically reduce. Muscle relaxation is yet another method which will allow you to decrease your anxiety.
  2. Deep breathing: A 5-minute breathing regime is a sure shot way to relieve anxiety. Sit straight with closed eyes and place your hands on your abdomen. First start with slow inhalation of air through the nose. Feel the breath through your abdomen and head and then reverse the process by exhaling it out through the mouth.
  3. Meditation: Meditation for a few minutes daily helps relieve anxiety. Meditation is the simplest way to beat anxiety. All you have to do is just sit straight with feet on the floor and closed eyes. Next just focus your energy on reciting a mantra.
  4. Get adequate sleep: Everyone feels bad when they do not sleep enough. However, did you know that lack of sleep is a major cause of anxiety. The more you sleep, the less anxious you will feel.
  5. Exercise regularly: You probably know that exercise is very important for maintaining good health. However, what you probably do not know is that exercise is perhaps more effective than even medication in relieving your anxiety. Therefore, it is imperative for you to get moving.
  6. Monitor your diet: Your diet is crucial in reducing your anxiety as caffeine and alcohol are two of the leading causes of anxiety in your body. However, abruptly stopping your intake of caffeine and alcohol also leads to withdrawal symptoms. Therefore balancing out intake of alcohol and caffeine is crucial.
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I am 55 year old. I feel anxiety during the day and suffering chest pain in the left side. It continues until the evening and ends in the night. What care I have to take to come out of this problem?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
I am 55 year old. I feel anxiety during the day and suffering chest pain in the left side. It continues until the eve...
Start tab pari cr 12.5mg at night. Tab etizest 0.5mg twice a day. Report after a week. Go for ecg also.
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I lied to a friend of mine . I had realized that many times before too. But that was making me very uncomfortable so I gathered courage and told her everything. She asked me to relax and leave it because that wasn't a big issue for her. But still that lie is troubling me and am unable to get rid of it.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It's your conscience that is bothering you. Maybe you are unable to justify the reasons for telling lies. How can you strike a realistic balance between honesty and telling lies. People tell lies to protect someone or something and the intention is usually good enough. Telling lies is innate to human nature. By staying with your actions you are being hard on yourself. Try to be gentle and kind to yourself by reminding yourself the intent behind your actions. You will start feeling better.
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Can severe depression cause cancer. I have come across some people saying so. Is it really so. And can depression and related medicines have the potential to create pituitary problems. Psychiatry, endocrinology, oncology, internal medicine,i also dietician related health query. so please tell me

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Can severe depression cause cancer. I have come across some people saying so. Is it really so. And can depression and...
hi, in my opinion depression directly does not cause cancer but when a person is in depression he/she becomes negative in every aspect so his/her immunity level may become low and low immunity provides a good ground for cancer. For your second question all allopathic medicines are chemicals and may have some side effects in some persons according to their body metabolism so may create some problems. I would advise you to ask the doctor for the effects and side effects of the prescribed medicines.
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I am very angry person. When anger will come, I can not control it. Please give suggestion that what I will do ?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
There are plenty of anger management program online. You can refer them and follow. If not controlled you can attend session for the same or consult psychiatrist.
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I am feeling very depressed during this days nd I dnt why every time I feel very insecure in some places I dnt like food to eat I just get temper every time.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am feeling very depressed during this days nd I dnt why every time I feel very insecure in some places I dnt like f...
1] find out the cause of your depression and feeling insecurity and try to remove that. Talk to your family members and friends about the matter. May be you will get the solution. 2] take a break from your routine life and go outside with your friends or family for mood change. Talk to others on common matters. 3] eat nutritious food, at least one seasonal fruit, have milk and drink plenty of water. 4] sleep for at least 8 hours and do meditation daily. 5] develop your hobbies and do some creative work, that will enhance your confidence. 6] spend some time on yourself in your personality grooming. 7] take homeopathic kali phos 6x, 4 tablet four times daily.
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I am trying for banking job since last two years and I deprive it from very small gap. Due to this sometimes I feel very depressed. Suggest me what to do in this situation.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am trying for banking job since last two years and I deprive it from very small gap. Due to this sometimes I feel v...
Ou need to consult a psychiatrist and get you depression evaluated, whether mild, moderate or severe. Or the word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I'm very depressed because my exam was not good, what should I do to recover from this?

MSc Psychotherapy -King's College- London, Pg diploma in counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I'm very depressed because my exam was not good, what should I do to recover from this?
Dear lybrate-user, bitting yourself up for your exam will not help you. Try to forgive yourself for not having done a good job this time and focus on doing better next time. Focus on what you can do better and not the past! all the best, mz.
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I am feeling like I am lost. I don't like to do anything and nothing makes me happy. I am jobless and lost all hopes that I will get a job. I feel like I don't want this life anymore. All the time I am sad, I can't sleep, eat or concentrate on anything.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
I am feeling like I am lost. I don't like to do anything and nothing makes me happy. I am jobless and lost all hopes ...
Be bold face challenges do not give up hope one day you will be sucessful believe in god do yoga and meditation.
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For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the tim...
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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Sir, Any lab test available for find out depression. Because somebodies are acting, I have depression. If we are consulting any psychiatric doctor suddenly they are starting medicine (Not all Doctors).

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir, Any lab test available for find out depression. Because somebodies are acting, I have depression. If we are cons...
There are psychological assessment tools to test depression, which can also find if the person is feigning the illness. It can also be a personality disorder or something else to feign depression, or you might also have mistaken. There are no blood tests or scans or other lab tests to confirm depression.
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Hello Sir/Mam my mother is suffering from psychiatric problem, likewise she does one thing twice, if she started to wash something she continues to wash. Her health is deteriorating day by day. Can it be cured..

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Sir/Mam my mother is suffering from psychiatric problem, likewise she does one thing twice, if she started to w...
Hi. I appreciate your concern for your mother. From your history. There is chances of obsessive compulsive disorder. For definitive diagnosis. We need detailed history. But. Must consult to psychiatrist. As early diagnosis and early intervention is a key for for best prognosis.
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Depression - What Role Does Biological Reasons Play?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Depression - What Role Does Biological Reasons Play?

Life is constant game of changes and people who can adapt to it and move on generally tend to find their pockets of happiness. From bad finances to lack of love to a near ones loss, each of us constantly face struggles that can leave us drained and depressed. People often work on these external factors to find their happiness. Those who suffer from depression as an illness though find it taking over multiple spheres of their lives disabling them from doing routine tasks with ease. Depression, like other diseases, can also have a biological origin. 

Several theories concerning the biologically based cause of depression have been suggested over the years. Simply put, chemical imbalance in the brain can be a trigger to depression. As the 'command center' of our body, the brain uses a number of chemicals as messengers to communicate with other parts of itself and with the nervous system. These chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters are released and received by the brain's nerve cells called neurons. Neurons are constantly communicating with each other by way of exchanging neurotransmitters. This communication system is essential to all of the brain's functions.

Among the biological causes of depression, the most prominent and widely researched is the monoamine hypothesis. The three main monomine triggers of imbalances that trigger depression are neurotransmitters called serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Serotonin regulates functions like sleep, aggression, eating, sexual behavior, and mood. Similarly, the catecholamine hypothesis suggests that a deficiency of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (also known as noradrenaline) in certain areas of the brain was responsible for creating depressed mood. Norepinephrine helps our bodies to recognize and respond to stressful situations. 

Dopamine plays in important role in helping each of us seek out our 'high' or 'pleasure' from rewards. Low dopamine levels may in part explain why depressed people don't derive the same sense of pleasure out of activities or people that they did before becoming depressed.

Another leading cause of clinical depression is focused on the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for making hormones and releasing them into the blood to regulate processes like reaction to stress and sexual development. Hormonal irregularities may lead to depressive symptoms like loss of appetite and sleep. It is further observed that those who have particular endocrine disorders sometimes develop depression, and some individuals who are depressed develop endocrine problems despite having healthy glands. 

In a research done among depressed individuals, over half had a hormone called cortisol in excess in their body and abnormal times of secretion. 

Depression can have many triggers and origins and it is important to see the right doctor who can treat the cause, triggers and symptoms in addition to the disease. Depression has a genetic predisposition. Also, the faulty thought pattern alters the physiology by upsetting the hormonal balance. Psychological professional help should be a priority in depression and its role should not be under emphasized.

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SIR, MY name is kunwar rajdeep and I am 28 years old. And I am study in lucknow. I want to know about, how to left the smoking. What problem created in body time to time.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, it is good that you wants to stop smoking , we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) Lungs mixes oxygen in our blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like Nicotine etc.. in Oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body organs like Lungs, Heart, kidney etc… How to quit? :By willingness and willpower "where there is a will there is a way". Reduce one by one day by day. If you need any support have counseling help by in-person or audio/video
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But my husband gets anger whenever I want to share things. As you rightly said communication matters but sometimes I do not understand what he tries to communicate when I ask him for the next time he gets anger on me and scolds me. Secondly he does not share anything with me he shares all good and bad to his mother only, which is quite hurting me. I feel that he does not know to balance between mother and wife. Moreover we do not have privacy to talk to each since my mother in law sleeps with us. It is just become routine come to office, go home work, take care of your kid, sleep and next day your routine begins. I seriously do not know whether he loves me or not. I do not know how to come out of this issue. Am getting depressed since I do not have a supporting hand at home. Please tell me how to go about it. I tend to forget many things nothing is getting registered in my mind. Sometimes I feel lonely frustrated and feel why am living on this earth. Please counsel me on this issue and how should I live.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The important thing in communication is listening. So, if you are not listening with rapt attention, especially since he hardly used to communicate, then quite naturally he will get angry. If you are serious about wanting the communication, then pay close attention and pass some good and interesting remarks when he talks. Your MIL sleeping with you both is shocking. He may be a mama's boy and somehow you have to accommodate his sharing with her but not sharing the same bedroom. These things may be difficult to talk to him about and so I advise you to find a counselor and go and meet that person for his/her inputs. About doing so much of work, why don't yo get a maid and relieve yourself of a lot of housework. And as the children grow make them gradually handle a few responsibilities too. For further assistance, you need to go for what is called 'continupoous counseling'
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My question about my memory problem, I am corporate employee and my work is related to sales management, recruitment and development. So I frequently meet many persons. But I have facing some problem from last 2 year. I had forget people whom I had met. I forgot that people name and face also. Some time I tried to identify name after confirm face but some time not.what is my problem?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
My question about my memory problem,
I am corporate employee and my work is related to sales management, recruitment ...
A person is at his peak at the age of late thirties and early fourties, generally, in his career ladder. Also, the family life reaches its peak, one has grown up children to whom one should support financially for higher studies, marriage and so on. It is the age generally one starts experiencing the changes in physical conditions like high bp, cholesterol levels, blood sugar etc. Hence, all these pressures of life may cause stress and strain leading to difficulty in memory system. The first thing you have to do is to rule out such physicsl conditions by doing a generl checkup with the help of your doctor. Because any abnormalities may affect the efficiency of brain functioning. You can practice the following methods to improve your memory of human faces and names. - use a persons name as frequent as possible when you talk to him. - spell a persons name keeping his face in mind. - associate a persons face or organs like eyes nose ears with something relevant. For example, a person has round face reminding of full moon=chandiran. His name is connected with round shape and meening of moon. - practice any type of meditation 10 minutes for a day, because your memory system works better when your mind is calm.
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