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Dr. Nehal J Sequeira

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Nehal J Sequeira Psychologist, Mumbai
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If someone is consuming alcohol then whether the ANTI RABIES VACCINE will work properly on his body or not.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Anti rabies vaccine works by producing antibodies (immune mechanism). Alcohol reduces immunity, so there are good chances the anti rabies vaccine efficacy might be low due to alcohol consumption.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely Drink, and does our tolerance change with aging? Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Two drinks a day for a male person is okay subject to his being in good health otherwise and is exercising. Tolerance does change with age: you can stand only lower dozes.
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Seven Common Causes of Forgetfulness

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Seven Common Causes of Forgetfulness
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Lack of sleep is the most common cause. Too little restful sleep can also lead to mood changes and anxiety, which in turn can contribute to memory impairment.
Many drugs can affect memory, which includes tranquilizers, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs and anti–allergic drugs.
Low functioning thyroid can affect memory.
Drinking too much alcohol can interfere with short–term memory.
Stress and anxiety can lead to memory impairment. Both can interfere with attention and block the formation of new memory or retrieval of old memories.
Forgetfulness can be a sign of depression or a consequence of it.
If you are vegetarian, vitamin B12 deficiency can loss memory impairment
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I lost somebody close last year and since feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone. You can contact me for further help, if required.
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I am facing these disorders. Panic attacks, irritating mode, I hate everyone, low resistance, weight gaining, phobia of height space etc. What should i do for this?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am facing these  disorders.
Panic attacks, irritating mode, I hate everyone, low resistance, weight gaining, phobia...
Dear Shine, You need to say the details of each of these disorders. For how long they are? How do they affect your life? Are you having any medical illnesses? Are you taking some drugs or prescribed medicines? Have you got any check ups done? Please come online text or audio with as much details as possible
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Why do we have to struggle a lot while some of the peoples get their destination easily?

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
Why do we have to struggle a lot while some of the peoples get their destination easily?
To choose and to reach a destination, goal, there are many factors at play. Those who reach their goal earlier have their own positive attitude, circumstances, infrastructure and zeal to make it. Those who are slow, are more talented, oriented and possess the required knowledge. Being slow means more talented and capable. Therefore don't worry. Take care.
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I am mother of 16 years boy. He is very distracted, careless thats why hez intolerable at school n home. He alwz does those things you do not want. He is failed in 9th for this reason. School says that he has no limit for his bad things and they are right as I am facing those problems 24 hrs and my husband has a project work so I am handling him alone and feeling that I am living vd an animal cuz I am in deep depression, I am living the life which I am really not. What should I do? He is not realising what he is doing with others. noon likes him. He has no aim. He is replying back all the time without any knowledge. You can not tell him anything as he is not a listener. My behaviour is also being very rude to him. He is not realising tht his mother is being sick now. Even I bite him to protect my self vd him.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am mother of 16 years boy. He is very distracted, careless thats why hez intolerable at school n home. He alwz does...
Dear madam, This is a complicated situation that has no simple answers. At the same time, it is also a very common scenario, and not all that unusual. Ideally, the both of you must see a mental health expert. However, I understand that he will not be willing to see anyone. Again, even this scenario is common and not unusual. The correct thing to do for you is to come over and meet a mental health expert to figure out the exact situation in detail. There are no short cut answers but at the same time it is also true that the situation can be improved gradually under expert guidance. Once you come over alone, besides figuring out the exact situation and future strategies, your own stress and depression, as a separate individual can also be understood and treated as necessary. It is a reasonable possibility that after a few discussions, appropriate ways of making your son interested in this process and making him attend sessions is also possible. I would see this as a temporary phase that can be gradually improved and there are numerous examples of such situations in families having gotten better over time with appropriate interventions. Take care! Do not worry! Things will definitely be better!
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3 ways to combat depression

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
3 ways to combat depression
Depression is spreading at a fast pace in modern India due to many reasons like poor diet, lifestyles, poor social support system and having too many unrealistic expectations from themselves and other people in their lives. It can affect the rich and the poor and any age group also. According to World Health Organisation, 1 in every 10 people suffer from depression. Due to the social stigma attached to it, most people remain undiagnosed and hence suffer from it silently. This is a huge waste of human potential and capability. Some common symptoms of Depression include:

Appetite loss or an increased hunger,
Insomnia or Oversleeping,
Pervading feelings of worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness,
Anger and Irritability,
Intense physical, emotional and mental fatigue,
Self hatred for making mistakes and not coming up to the expectations of self or other people
Risky Behaviour like rash driving, addictions, dangerous sports,
Problems in Concentration, Memorising and Focussing
Unexplained aches and pains, stomach-aches, Back pain or Headaches
Sudden loss of Interest in Daily Activities, Hobbies. Work
Suicidal Thoughts or Attempts

Here are some basic tips to beat the blues.

Recognising and Conquering Self Criticising Inner Voice:
You would have heard this harsh voice which often reprimands you for making mistakes, or doing something silly or taking any risks. Often this voice would have said, "Its always your fault"," You are capable of nothing"," You are always making mistakes", "Only bad things have happened in my life", " My life is Over". These are called self destructive negative thoughts which can interfere and distract you from your daily activities and a general sense of confidence, power, wellbeing and balance. Depressed people often associate themselves with a negative image of self and of the world, which is very incapacitating and makes the person feel guilty, angry, worthless, hopeless and helpless. The trick is to combat this inner thinking process with evidence to disprove it and support the evidence with logical and rational reasoning and seeing the whole picture with its positives rather than focussing on the negative parts only. For eg.."Good things have also happened in my marriage"," I can learn from my mistakes and do things differently next time"," I have achieved many things in life so I am capable and intelligent"," Life is not over yet, there is hope because I am still alive". such statements are compassionate and help in restoring lost confidence, faith and hope which is vital to beat depression blues.

Be Active:
During depression, physical energy takes a beating as a person goes through an emotionally low phase. People who don't exercise regularly are more prone to depression as the body and mind lacks in blood circulation and "feel good" neuro chemicals called Endorphins. When you are feeling down in the dumps, exercising, yoga, gym, cycling, aerobics, dance can help in elevating the heart rate and thus increasing the blood circulation and elevating the moods. Cycling to work, using the stairs, walking just a little bit as a daily small goal can be beneficial as energy levels can be very low in depression. Getting the sun on the back bone which carries many nerves is also important and helps in chemical synthesis in combating depression.

Be Social:
Man is a social animal by evolutionary process. We tend to feel better in harmonious social communities for our social and psychological wellbeing. Identify people who are well meaning and supportive of your condition. Don't withdraw from the society, thought hat may be the easiest and logical thing to do in depression. Meeting people with similar interests as yours, people who value you for who you are and some people who are funny and can make you laugh will be of immense importance for boosting your self esteem and self worth. See if some one can benefit from your care..caring for others is a huge booster of self worth and self esteem. Having a pet and caring for it can be another activity that you can look into. Watching comedy shows, movies, laughing at your own mistakes or other people mistakes can be a wonderful way to look at life more objectively. Don't take yourself and other people too seriously..everyone makes mistakes and nobody is perfect.


By no means is this list complete. Please look around and find more tips that can help in beating the blues. If Depression is caught in its early stages then its completely curable. Please don't self diagnose and take medications. Get it diagnosed with a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Stress management, Marital Counselling, Meditations and relaxation techniques, Spirituality are very powerful in dealing with depression too.
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Good evening sir. I am suffering from agoraphobia from last one year. I am not able to go in public places and events. I use stay whole day in one room, could you please suggest me best ayurvedic medicine for that. I need to go out from this problem sir.

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
Good evening sir. I am suffering from agoraphobia from last one year. I am not able to go in public places and events...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Agoraphobia is social anxiety disorder. Ayurvedic medicines are not effective enough for short term. Social anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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I was unable to concentrate on studies, mentally I was feeling stress can I know the reason.

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 was unable to concentrate on studies, mentally I was feeling stress can I know the reason.
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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 search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I'm always feel like doubting my girl friend. But it's leading to break up but really I'm true love on her. Some time m getting fear abt her. How I can be practical.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm always feel like doubting my girl friend. But it's leading to break up but really I'm true love on her. Some time...
Hi lybrate-user, every individual is unique and has his/her own likes, dislikes, need for individual space. Trust is very important factor in any relationship. Strengthen your trust and have a wonderful life! for further clarification please come online or text message.
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My dad admitted in hospital My dad previous history is they smoking regularly After doctors suggests they left from smoking But after few week my dad start smoking 1 cigarette in a day Currently my dad is admitted in ICU But when we go through the x ray some fluid is seen left side lower part of chest Doctors suggested me we pumping some 10 to 15 ml fluid And submitted to a laboratory I am so tensed Please give me a suggestion.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My dad admitted in hospital
My dad previous history is they smoking regularly
After doctors suggests they left from s...
It is normal for you to feel tensed when your father is in icu. You have no other option except to pray the report should come as non cancerous. There is a possibility of it being due to tb or infection which are totally treatable. Talk to icu doctor as soon as the report comes. Discuss with your siblings and mother. Probably you can even talk about your tensions with your father's friends.
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My wife aged 43 years is taking her depression treatment of Tab. PaxidepCR 12.5 mg OD and Tab. Tab. Sulpitac 50 mg since May 2007. She is also a patient of Schizophrenia and now she is stable with the treatment. Will she take this treatment for life long or other wise?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
As of today, treatment for some forms of schizophrenia is life long. Since 2007, she is suffering from schizophrenia. So in all respects, she may have to take the medicines for life. Some intelligent doctor like me said the same for cancer and AIDS. But research has caught up and now we have treatment for both cancers and AIDS. So in all likelihood, there will be a permanent cure for schizophrenia.
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I want to quite tobacco please tell me any medication my bh low in more summer or more cold. I use sometime time smoking or sometimes tobacco after use bh ok 80-120 but I want quit bad habits. I used 7-8 years tobacco or smoking. I have many time trying quit but not success. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be very close to resolving your habit once and for all. Particularly with regard to smoking, it is the repeated attempts that finally are rewarded with success. So do not give up and go for another attempt. This time around use some of the suggestions I propose below. The habit can be very difficult because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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 in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So I did not understand your explanation in relation to your BP. Cigarette smoking is never recommended for BP patients. 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 chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. You hardly need medication for quitting and especially this time when I think that this is your last attempt: you will succeed.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self 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 my self all the time. Please...
You are going through grief, 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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My child gets into trouble at school. He doesn't write. At home he tells a lot of lies. He has more friends of the opposite sex. He uses abusive language at school. He is very violent. He raises his voice. He is a poor eater when it comes to home made food. He throws tantrums to get things his way. He has no emotional bondage with anyone.

M.phil c linical psychology, MA counselling psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
My child gets into trouble at school. He doesn't write. At home he tells a lot of lies. He has more friends of the op...
Based on the only information avalaiible I am expecting the need to understand and a=change certain factor in the enviornment triggering this. Plus also a need for behavioural modification which can be sought from a clinical psychologist.
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What I have to do to make good concentration in studies. And what have to do to make my mind free from stressful thought s?

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
What I have to do to make good concentration in studies. And what have to do to make my mind free from stressful thou...
Inability to concentrate can be because of stress, anxiety, boredom, preoccupation with a bothersome thought or Attention Deficit Disorders. Identifying the cause helps us deal with the problem. In the mean time, make a time schedule for the day. Include regular exercise and stress reducing activities like sports or a hobby. Make small goals and revise within 12 hours of studying a topic. If you can't study alone, find a study partner.
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Sir 4 days ago I took 3 puffs of joint and weed was very potent and since 4 days I am felling very weird I have foggy brain ,lack of motivation ,anxiety ,dizziness and I feel like I am still high. Sir please help me and I am not professional smoker I have smoked 5 times in my life and this time its worst. Hoping for sooner reply.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, It is nice of you to come out with the smoking of joint and weed openly. All your symptoms are due to Cannabis. If you have a bad trip, your chances of repeating it and becoming dependent is low. This is the time to stop the routine cigarettes too. Plan for it step by step in the next 12 weeks.
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I started smoking a year back. I smoke at least 1 cigarette a day. Will it be a problem in future to my body?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Smoking cig and harm is directly related to the number of cig s, so 1 means less harm, but harm. All the best
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