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Dr. Nikhil Shah

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I got a bundle of piled up questions. For my this question I would like a psychologist help, well I would be glad to receive any help from any one I had a crush on a girl who was to responsive to me. But she got engaged with someone else before I could say her about my feeling. Now I want to forget her but she jumps up evey time when I sit to study and get distracted. please help me out of this. My minds totally diverted. Its a common one for us teenagers. please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
You are 18 years old. A lot of girls are yet to enter your life and you may form meaningful relation. Whenever you get such thoughts distract yourself by doing something you enjoy or talk to someone you are comfortable sharing this. Try to tell yourself that her thoughts are temporary it will go one day but the precious time your wasting on not studying will haunt you forever. So, learn to prioritize thins. Make a to do list everyday and try to complete when you will have sense of achievement you will good and motivated and this will become a pattern. consult me for any stress
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I am 22 years old I am suffering from some kind of laziness every time what can I do to overcome this?

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 22 years old I am suffering from some kind of laziness every time what can I do to overcome this?
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. When you sit and pave way for thinking, the mind does its duty and make you lethargic or lazy. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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Anger Management - 12 Tips To Help You!

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Anger Management - 12 Tips To Help You!

Anger is good. It protects you. But intense, uncontrolled anger may destroy valuable relationships. Anger is a result of anxiety and fear. When we assume that our expectations will not be met, we become anxious. When we feel unsure about our own capabilities we become anxious. This anxiety creates fear. Anxiety comes from our beliefs. All beliefs can be modified.

Anger has lots of energy. Avoid arguments/confrontations when you are very angry. When you are very angry you are likely to use rough language which may damage your relations and you are likely to behave impulsively. All this you might regret later on. Following are a few techniques which will help you to manage your anger in difficult situations :

  1. Sit down and have a glass of water, slowly. This will help you to calm down a little.
  2. Avoid or go away from that room or situation. Tell the people concerned, that you are angry and would like to discuss it some other time.
  3. Deep breathing exercises help a lot. Close your eyes, take 10 deep breaths, turn your attention towards your body. See what is happening to your body. Tell your body muscles to relax. If your heart is beating fast, if you are breathing fast, continue deep breathing, till it normalises.
  4. Now understand what is making you angry. Understand your own anxiety and fear related to the issue.
  5. Let the other person know how you are “feeling”. Start your statements, “I feel hurt/insulted/let down/neglected etc. when you do this”, instead of saying “You hurt/neglect me”. When you express your feeling in this manner, the other person does not feel blamed, which makes the other person more receptive.
  6. Focus on the current issue, don’t bring in past situations.
  7. Tell the other person, what you want or expect, instead of telling what you do not want. E.G. Instead of saying “I don’t want you to go out now”, say “I would like you to stay at home today”.
  8. Listen carefully what the other person wants to tell you. Give others a chance to voice their opinions.
  9. Make an eye contact and be firm but polite while communicating your point of view.
  10. Understand everyone’s responsibility in the situation. Try to see, what is your share in the problematic situation? Work on that.
  11. Understand what change you want.
  12. Have realistic expectations from others and also from yourself. 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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I m suffering from extreme stress need to consult a psychologists suggest me a good one.

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 m suffering from extreme stress need to consult a psychologists suggest me a good one.
Dear lybrate-user, stress disorder can cause serious health problems if it is left untreated. Treatment is always given to the person rather than the stress itself. No one can avoid the stress around them and therefore they will be taught how to live with the stress itself. Understanding the stress and passionately dealing with the stressor is the best process. Life style coaches and psychologists will train you. There are many psychologists you can contact even online. Do consult a psychologist. Take care.
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Stress- Causes And Solutions!

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress- Causes And Solutions!

Stress is an automatic response to psychological threats. It can be in two different ways - the psychological perception of pressure and the body’s response to it. Due to the hormonal changes in the body due to this pressure, the body’s fight or flight response is set in motion. 

Stress can be characterized into acute, episodic and chronic. Acute stress is short term stress which does not last long but may have long term effects if ignored. Episodic stress is short term stress but in situations which can be a daily occurrence, such as stressful situations in the workplace. Chronic stress refers to long term stress which has lasted over a long period of time. There are many different causes of stress such as work, relationships, personal appearance, societal norms, bereavement, health worries, major life changes etc. The cause of stress and the degree to which we experience them differs from person to person, with each of us having different levels of tolerance.

Some of the symptoms of stress include increased heart rate, sweating, anxiety, low energy, headaches, insomnia, frequent colds or infections etc. Here are a few ways you can manage stress:

1. Practice deep breathing exercises:

One main symptom of stress is staggered breathing. When we experience stressful situations, we tend to breathe faster and more rapidly. Practicing deep breathing helps you normalize your breathing and bring your heart rate back down to normal.

2. Try progressive muscle relaxation:

This concept requires you to consciously identify all the muscles in your body which are tensing and relax them. In order to do this you will have to first consciously tense the muscles in your body and know what that feels like, then relax them and learn what that feels like.

3. Use guided imagery:

Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and try to visualize your ‘happy place.’ This is the place you feel at peace. Imagine the sights, sounds, smells and feel of that place. The next time you feel yourself start to feel stressed try this technique.

4. Make time for hobbies:

We all have so much work to complete in the day or week that we forget to give ourselves some time off. It is important that you take some time off to do things which you enjoy. For example, you may like reading or painting or fishing. Alot a time in the week for you to do these activities. This will help you destress and help put you in a more relaxed state.

5. Be aware of your stressors:

It is important that we identify the things which cause us stress. Once we are aware of our stressors we can consciously make an effort to relax before going into the task. Make a plan before going to tackle the task which is causing the stress.

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Pagal ho rha hu bas sochte rhta hu aur nind ni aati ha. Ganja pine se.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Pagal ho rha hu bas sochte rhta hu aur nind ni aati ha. Ganja pine se.Please tell.
You need a psychiatric examination. Consult psychiatrist/psychological counselor for advice and treatment.
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My father is wanted to get rid of alchohol, but he can' t. I don' t understand what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is not true. If he wants to and is willing, he can get out of the addiction to alcohol with support. If he thinks he can do it from home, that I agree, may be very difficult. He has developed dependence and tolerance, two factors that work together, to increase our need for the substance and to need more of it for the same pleasure, over time. These effects condition us psychologically and physically, that giving up appears to be a very difficult task. That is why detoxification is recommended for chronic cases to eliminate the physical craving, at least, to start the process of relatively easier recovery. First, it is important to identify why one drinks: it usually has something to do with suppressing some deep-rooted pain. Then you can admit him for detoxification. Get thorough knowledge about the habit, about alcohol, and its mechanisms. Let him attend aa meetings, and if his case is very serious, admit him into a rehabilitation center for at least 6 months. The desire to want to quit is perhaps the most important condition. Giving up the habit is not easily done by oneself: he will need the support and help of a good group and therapist. By the way, he may have many relapses but he should never give up. His perseverance is the key. And the help of your family is absolutely essential to a good resolution. He needs to develop new habits and find new ways of gratification etc. All in all, he needs to be able to abstain from alcohol for at least three years to know that he is relatively safe from alcoholism. There is another drive called the script drive, which needs elaborate explanations. After the rehabilitation, if he still finds the urge too strong, then he can be prescribed disulfiram that will cause from mild to severe reaction and sometimes even hospitalization, if he even consumes a tiny amount. Compliance to the prescription is the key for this success.
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How Having Siblings Can Keep You Positive and Healthy?

CST Psychiatry, DNB (PSYCHIATRY), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How Having Siblings Can Keep You Positive and Healthy?

In most Indian homes, a family is not complete with just one child. Until about a couple of decades ago, a family with a single child was very rare. The most common response would be 'with whom the child will play'. Between the siblings, there is always so much love. Starting from getting attention from the parent to education at all stages of life, this is one relationship which just grows and grows. While it definitely is a feel-good factor, scientifically too, it has been proven to have multiple benefits.

Read on to know some benefits of having siblings and how it can help you stay healthy and positive.

  1. A constant companion: With a sibling around, there is no need to look for a play or study companion. There is always one available right in the same home. This provides for a happy, healthy equation with a lot of give and take that just extends through life.
  2. Continuous learning environment: With a sibling around, the learning never stops. There is a constant teacher/mentor-student relationship with the elder one having an upper hand and trying to teach the younger one all sorts of things from using a chalk to spoon to math to magic.
  3. Sharing begins at home: Whether it is your toys or colours, stationary or chocolates, siblings share a lot of stuff and so from a very young age, there is a behaviour that encourages sharing of all sorts of things. Studies have shown that children with siblings show a lot more sympathy and are more open to sharing things as compared to single children.
  4. Builds selflessness: The next time you see two siblings, notice how the elder one is always so protective of the younger one. The elder one is willing to give up their chocolate just so the younger one smiles. Similarly, the younger one also would give up a toy so that the elder one is happy. This selflessness is ingrained in children with siblings, which extends into their other relationships too later in life.
  5. Tougher individuals: Problem solving is something which gets built in early in life when children have siblings. This comes in handy later in life too, which makes them tougher individuals. They are also better skilled at negotiating, good at setting and achieving goals, managing relationships (both professional and personal), and are so more successful.

The relationship with a sibling just continues through life. The above are some pointers as to how having a sibling makes for a happy, healthier, and positive life. Anyone with a sibling would definitely vouch for these!!

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I always a fear of die. I think it's like anxiety suffering from 1 year. Always I feel my heart will stop beating and I will die.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I always a fear of die. I think it's like anxiety suffering from 1 year. Always I feel my heart will stop beating and...
You have a problem with extreme fear and I suspect that it has its origins somewhere in childhood. You will need to meet a counselor and work on this fear and your emotions in general. It will definitely help for you to start vigorous aerobic exercise immediately. Exercise will make your heart grow larger and an enlarged heart will pump blood more efficiently and with fewer beats to reach all parts of your body. Any species with a slower heart beat live longer. Besides, everytime you are afraid to this extent, your body will release the stress hormone, cortisol, and make your body gear up for emergency many times unnecessarily. Please meet with a counselor and take charge of your emotions quickly. You are young and the chances of resolving this soon are good if you cooperate.
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Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission
To get the best results, you must make the best efforts!
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My mother is suffering from sleeping disorder. She sleeps 2 to 4 hours in night that too not continuous sleep. She keeps on thinking about unwanted things and makes herself stress and anxious. Please help me over this to make my mom normal. It's makes me so panic and worry. Thanks in advance.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
My mother is suffering from sleeping disorder. She sleeps 2 to 4 hours in night that too not continuous sleep. She ke...
Hello Prabhu, You can ask your mother to take Tablet Atarax 10 mg at bed time. It will reduce her stress also and help her get good peaceful sleep.
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My friend is always eating nails he chewing nails his nails are swelling when he was in tension he he cuts his nails with mouth we consulted so many doctors no change happen suggest me doctor.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My friend is always eating nails he chewing nails his nails are swelling when he was in tension he he cuts his nails ...
Hello. Chewing nails is a sign of anxiety and stress! He can reduce his anxiety and stress levels by both - yoga & homoeopathy. Ask him to be regular with both. Mental calmness is essential part for good focus, concentration and confidence! Here are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress, but first learn these under some qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are not to be done in certain diseases or medical conditions! Balasan, Setu Bandha Sarvangasan, Uttanasan, Garudasan, Savasana, Triconasana, Viprita Karani, Marjaryasana, Dhyana, Bhujangasana, Anulom-Vilum, Pranayam, etc. First, ask him to start with breathing exercises like Pranayam, Anulom-Vilum. And gradually switch to rest of the poses one by one. Medication: Take homoeopathic medication - Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Revert back to me after a month.
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Many a times I am eager to somehow get about those people whom I need to stay away from. How should I get rid of this ?

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
That is very normal a attitude and such attitude presents itself from your experience and eagerness with it. No problem. Enjoy your current attitude. You will learn to forgo that attitude when you become wise.
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I am having stress related problem, what can I do now. I am suffering since more then 6 months.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am having stress related problem, what can I do now. I am suffering since more then 6 months.
Physical symptoms of stress include: •Low energy. •Headaches. •Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. •Aches, pains, and tense muscles. •Chest pain and rapid heartbeat. •Insomnia. •Frequent colds and infections. •Loss of sexual desire and/or ability. STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1.Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2.Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3.Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4.Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5.Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6.Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7.Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8.Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9.Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10.Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery.
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Hlo doc my age is 24 yrs. And I always so worried and so anxious when any thing happened suddenly for small reasons also at that time. please give me your valuable sol for prob. Thank you.

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
Hlo doc my age is 24 yrs. And I always so worried and so  anxious when any thing happened suddenly for small reasons ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You are worried and apprehensive. You get anxious soon. These emotional or psychological events happens because of your attitude and lack of self confidence. I suggest online counselling and self confidence building therapy. Take care.
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I am mother of two kids one is of 3 years and other one is only 3months(on feeding). Both born by operate. Just because of domestic issues I am in so much depression right now. Sometimes I think I amlosingmy memory. Even do not want to live. There is no respect or lv from life partner. Feeling depressive and mad. Now I can not control myself I am full of anger. Sometimes I do not lik to talk wd anybody. I like to run away from all this. Suggest something thus I ignore others and I can control my anger and also come out from depression. My diet and sleep is o. K. Help help plz.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, during pregnancy and for about a year after your delivery you have certain hormones that are in excess in your body which make you feel more emotional. Don't worry, your condition will improve, slowly. First focus over your body's healing and take care of your baby well. Walk for 10-15 minutes, everyday and take light, non-oily and non-spicy food. You will see a differnece in a couple of months. Good luck.
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I am not that much confident. I think I am a looser, no one wants me. I get angry very much sometimes without reason. I sometimes feel that I am not important for anyone and think that its better to end my life. Please help me doctor. I have some health issues and family too is it due to this? My husband never give me time, I want his love, care and touch not saying I want sex but just a hug, when I feel low I want he just hold my hands like that. What wrong with me? Please help me doctor.

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 user. I can understand. You are YOU. Whatever your behavior today, whatever your body language today are learned from your past experiences and social interactions. Whatever you have learned can be unlearned or over written. This is a continuous process happening throughout your life. I suggest cognitive behavior therapy for you. Take care.
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This is a psychological problem. I have performed poorly in class 12 examinations. I am very much depressed about it. I know its my fault. My family life is complicated. I could not sleep at nights due to frustration but still I try to be strong and think positive and move forward in life. But the main problem is my parents are always torturing and bullying me whenever they are getting the chance. I have had mental breakdowns but still they will not understand. I cannot breathe freely. They are always harassing me. I have tried to make them understand my problems but they are not interested. I have no one to share my sorrows and griefs and day by day I am breaking down mentally. I just have no idea what to do. All my efforts to make my parents understand have failed. My self confidence is now down to negative values due to this onslaught of my parents. Please try to understand. I really tried everything I could.

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
This is a psychological problem. I have performed poorly in class 12 examinations. I am very much depressed about it....
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. You are disappointed, distressed and lack interest in life. I do not know much about your parents and their attitude and behavior. Therefore I cannot comment on them. I can talk to you. I think you should change your attitude. Suppose, you are getting employed and your boss is always harassing and bullying you, what will you do? apply that situation here. Change your attitude. Take care.
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I have been married now for 23 years now my marriage has broken for nearly a year and my wife now lives separately. After the break up I am suffering from depression I do not sleep well every night and from 2 a. M in the morning I am restless and just cannot get sleep my mind is continuously thinking about our home. Can you help me out of this depression?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have been married now for 23 years now my marriage has broken for nearly a year and my wife now lives separately. A...
Divorce is very difficult for both the adults and worse for the kids. So it is quite understandable that you are depressed. If the divorce was granted on valid grounds you need to accept the verdict as final and move on. I am sure there will be lessons to learn and that is really important when moving on. You should meet with a counselor and talk about all your feelings and mistakes you have made that had contributed to this failure in your marriage. There is nothing wrong about being honest and open, now that your divorce is through, but it really helps to frankly look at the errors or willful behaviors that were the cause. Do not talk ill of your ex, even if it is very tempting but neither should you hesitate to speak the truth. The companionship, the good times, and good memories will tend to bother you, but if you are mature, you will let them be positive, especially if you talk about it in your sessions with the counselor. You will need a good listener more than anything else. Quickly get back into circulation, mix around, and get into occupying activities: you are a free man after all. Avoid getting into another relationship right now until much of the baggage is sorted out. Life is precious and any time lost in brooding will disturb your personality irreparably and cause unnecessary heartburn and permanent disturbances to your equilibrium. It is a lot easier for a man to get over divorce for various reasons and so you must act rather than wallow in self-pity. I recommend that you resettle down with another woman if you are so inclined, subject to having learnt your lessons!
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