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Dr. Prasad Shambhu Shetty

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

700 at clinic
Dr. Prasad Shambhu Shetty Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Prasad Shambhu Shetty is a renowned Psychiatrist in Mulund West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Prasad Shambhu Shetty at Stress Management Clinic in Mulund West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prasad Shambhu Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Do you know why some people accomplish more and generally are much happier in their lives?

The field of positive psychology explains this. Research says, one of the signature strengths that such people have is" gratitude. Gratitude makes them take better care of themselves physically and mentally. It also makes people engage in more proactive and healthy way. It promotes the motivation for exercise, healthy diet and willingness to wriggle out of any negative situations in life. It helps boost your immune system. Since it makes you more optimistic and alert, you cope better with stress and feel healthier.

How to have an attitude of gratitude?

1) be mindful of what you have - being thankful for very small things actually bring a great amount of joy. Have gratitude for small things like sunlight, rain, flowers, a cup of tea, a caring spouse, a child's laughter. It gives us the resilience to cope with tougher situations.

2) keep a gratitude journal - every night before going to bed, write down" what was the best thing that happened to you that day. It fosters better sleep and a sense of well being and satisfaction.

3) reframe challenging situations - it's not the situation but our perception of the situation that makes it challenging. You can reframe your reactions and respond by saying that" I may have a very demanding boss, but I have become more organized, patient. It will help you to attend to your work and be cheerful.

4) practice saying thank you - it's very simple. When you buy a bus ticket, just smile and say'thank you. Feel the first raindrops on your face and smile in gratitude for all the life it brings.

5) focus your attention outwards - according to emmons, a us psychology professor, people who are more aware of the positives in their lives tend to focus their attention outside of themselves. They feel complete, satisfied and fulfilled in their lives and are capable of helping the less fortunate ones.

If you have any questions, please click on" consult privately.
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Hello doc. I'm a 15 years old school going girl. And I've been having nightmares constantly for a week, to say. It's kinda awkward to tell. It's like I'm used to them now but sometimes they're so dreadful that I feel like screaming aloud in my bed (In midnight, it's so not okay you see). Last night I saw someone die before my eyes. And the scene is still lingering through my mind. Some of the dreams include being chased in a graveyard, ghosts roaming around in my house, and then this. A death and the spirits. I'm scared to death. I can't sleep. I don't want to sleep. But that's not possible of course. So please help me out on this. I don't wanna have those nightmares again. It's making me sick. Mentally sick. I want to go to a psychiatrist but I can't. For my parents think psychiatrists treat only a mentally retarded person.:(Please help me out. It's the only beam of hope I see.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello doc. I'm a 15 years old school going girl. And I've been having nightmares constantly for a week, to say. It's ...
HI lybrate-user, Bad dreams can be very unpleasant. Apart from being an uncomfortable experience, they can also interrupt sleep. Nightmares can have many causes, but the main causes are stress and trauma. Thankfully there are some steps you can take to stop these nightmares from occurring, allowing peaceful and restful sleep to return. Follow these methods to avoid having these nightmares in the first place. Don't dwell on your nightmares. Even though they may be truly terrifying and stick with you, try your best not to worry about them. Allowing them to cause your more stress and fear will only increase the likelihood of more nightmares in the future. Try to focus on positive life events instead of fear and worry. Thinking of a safe space or a loved one will help keep your mind in a positive space. Think of how much better your sleep is becoming now that you are improving it. Don't take your worries to bed with you. As much as possible, leave any fears or concerns behind you as you lay down to sleep. Dwelling on these negative things as you fall asleep will only increase the likelihood of having a bad dream. As you fall asleep, focus your mind on the rhythm of your breath. Gently and naturally, follow your inhalations and exhalations with your mind. If your mind wanders, refocus on your breath. Focusing on your breath will allow your thoughts to pass by without disturbing your sense of calm. Try not to dwell on any thoughts as you fall asleep. Let your thoughts pass by without focusing on them or making judgements about them Practice visualizing a safe space. If you feel too stressed or find yourself focusing on negativity, try imagining a safe space. By visualizing a safe space, you can find relief from the source of your anxiety for a time, allowing you to return relaxed and refocused. Find a real, physical space that you can get comfortable in. Start to imagine your safe space. Your safe space can be any place at all, real or imagined, that makes your feel secure and relaxed. Use all of your senses in your imagining of your safe space. See, hear, smell, feel, and maybe even taste your secure and safe space. Be aware of your body and any tension you are carrying. Release and relax that tension as you enjoy your safe space. Be in your space for for at least five to ten minutes. When you feel relaxed, slowly return by opening your eyes and calmly sitting for another minute. Use imagery rehearsal therapy. If your nightmares have repetitive elements or happen frequently, you can use imagery rehearsal therapy to rewrite your bad dreams. Follow these steps to take control of your nightmare: If you have a recurring nightmare, write it down in detail. Make any changes you want with your nightmare or write an entirely new dream that you want to have. For example, if you encounter a monster in your nightmare, try changing it into a kitten. Before bed, and throughout the day, imagine your new dream with the changes you made. Visualize the new narrative and remind yourself that this is how the dream is now. Be confident that this new dream is the one you will experience instead of the old nightmare. There are a multitude of additional potential causes. Examine the following possible causes of your nightmares to see if any of them are applicable to your situation: A new drug prescribed by your healthcare provider. Certain medications could cause nightmares as a side effect. Interactions with existing prescriptions and any new medications could also be responsible. Ask your doctor about any new prescriptions and if they may be responsible for your nightmares. Drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol consumption can cause nightmares by interrupting deeper levels of sleep, when dreams often occur. Reduce alcohol consumption to improve sleep quality and reduce the frequency of nightmares caused by heavy alcohol usage. Eating just before going to bed. When you eat before bed, your metabolism increases, keeping you awake and preventing you from having deep, restful sleep. Avoid any snacks before bed to sleep better and lower the chances of having a nightmare. Illness with a fever. Being ill, especially with a fever, can interrupt sleep patterns and cause nightmares. After you recover from the fever or illness, your nightmares should reduce in frequency. If they do not, talk with your doctor and look for another possible cause together. Stopping certain prescriptions. Ending your usage of a prescription, with a doctor's order, can be responsible for nightmares. If you are experiencing nightmares after ending a prescription, ask your doctor if this may be responsible and what to expect as you end the medication. Your nightmares may have common elements or will be exact repeats of previous nightmares. If you have the same nightmare consistently there may be unique causes behind this type of nightmare. The two main causes repeating nightmares are: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 71% to 96% of those with PTSD have been found to have may have nightmares. PTSD is caused by a terrifying event, either witnessed or undergone directly. Severe anxiety or depression. Suffering from either severe anxiety or depression can cause repetitive nightmares. Work with your doctor, therapist, or counselor to help reduce your anxiety or depression, which will in turn help to stop your nightmares. Improve your sleep. Take actions to make the quality of your sleep improve. Poor sleeping habits can make nightmares more likely to occur. Take some of the following steps to help get a good nights rest: Get regular exercise. Exercise helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply. Limit caffeine and alcohol. Both can reduce the quality of your sleep. Make time for activities that you enjoy. Practice meditation or relaxation techniques. Have a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday Make your bedroom a place for sleep only. Don't do any other activities in your bedroom that would be counted as “waking” activities. By mentally establishing that your bed is a place for sleep and rest alone, you will be able to fall asleep more quickly and more deeply. Avoid any activities, even simple ones such as reading or watching TV, while in your bed. Only go to bed when tired and ready for sleep. See, You are not alone. Nightmares are extremely common, affecting eighty to ninety percent of people at some point in their lives. Most often, a counselor or psychologist will help you to overcome your nightmares and you can consult me for same. All the best Hope it helped.
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I am 27 years old male Sometimes my heartbeat goes faster since 2 years At the beginning it happens 1 to 2 hours daily nowadays it happens 1 hours daily when the heart beats goes fast I fell scare from myself I forget everything and feel that I am alone nobody is with me, If somebody comes at that time I feel scared and try to escape from him At that moment my head also move and feel tired like I carry lots of heavy equipment just now and I am feeling tired. What is this sir? Another time I am Normal. When I know the new news like happy or sad first my heart start to beats faster sometimes it stop automatically but sometimes it goes for long time to be normal. I haven't consult any doctors till now.

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 27 years old male  Sometimes my heartbeat goes faster since 2 years At the beginning  it happens 1 to 2 hours da...
Dear , from the given description it seems that you have anxiety disorder. Please understand the difference between mental disorder and mental disease. Mental disease is treated with the help of psychiatric medicines. Mental disorder is treated with other holistic methods without medicines. To diagnose your case, I need more infornation. Online counseling, psychotherapy and life style changes should help you. Post a detailed private question to me. I will help you manage your anxiety disorder. Take care.
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How do I overcome my habit of taking drugs?

MA - Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
Dear, Addiction is a disease. it drain you mentally, physically, financially. people around an addict suffer emotional high and lows. like any other disease, we need to get hospitalized sometimes; similarly, addiction can be cured by allowing yourself an admission in rehab with a Spritual base program. understand that it is you and your receptivity towards the treatment which gonna help you.
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I want to increase my height. Sir Mujhe bohot saram aati h. mai isliye kahi bahar Jana v band kr diya h me na chahte hue v sbse apni height compare krti rahti hu. Meri choti sis. V mjhse lmbi h koi v dekhta wo uski tarif krte Mjhe bht bura lgta h mai wha se hat Jati hu. Bt har jagah log uski personality ki tarif krte h.Mjhe bht bura lgta h m army join karna chahti thi bt height km home ki wajah Se Mjhe Mera dream chorna pda. Sir m is wajah Se hmesa depression m rahti hu or Ye kbhi khtm nhi hone wala. Sir please help me please. My height 4 ft 10 inch age 20.

M.PHIL - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, MA - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I want to increase my height. Sir Mujhe bohot saram aati h. mai isliye kahi bahar Jana v band kr diya h me na chahte ...
Dear, aapki problem ne kaafi pareshan kiya hua hai aapko. Aapke liye apni height ko accept kar paana mushkil ho raha hai. Agar aam taur pe dekhe to 4 ft 10 in ki height kaafi hoti hai ladkiyo ke liye. Hindustan me ladkiyo ki samanya height 4 ft 3 in hoti hai. Is lihaaj se aapki height kaafi hai. Magar aksar aisa hota hai ki hum mansik taur pe alag aankalan lagate hain apni khoobiyo ya vyaktitv ka. Jaise aapme bahut see khoobiya hongi. Maan lo aap padhai me 80 ank laate hain aksar. Par aapko aisa lagega ki ye kaafi nahi hain kyuki aapko kam se kam 95 ank chahiye. Zyadatar log shayad 60 ank hi la pate ho. Aap behtar hote huye bhi apne ko humesha kam mehsoos karoge kyuki aapko doosre aisa ehsaas dilate hain ki 80 ank kaafi nahi hain. Yeh kaaran aapne khud bhi bataya. Aap apni behen se tulna karte ho khud ki. Is karanvash aapko apni height 4 ft 10 in hote huye bhi kam lagti hai. Aapko apni behen se kee gayi tulna pasand nahi aati kyuki aapko usme bhed-bhaav dikhayi padta hai. Isliye aapka man har samay apni lambaayi ke sambandh me sochta rehta hai aur aap khud se khush nahi hain. Aapne army join karne ka bataya. Ho sakta hai ki army me selection na hone ka koi aur kaaran bhi ho. Par aap kyuki apni lambai ko apni kaamyabi ka adhaar maante ho isliye aapko lagta hai ki yehi kaaran hai jis vajah se aapka selection nahi hua. Aapko humesha se aisa bataya gaya hai ya aapne humesha aisa dekha hai ki lamba vyakti achha aur behtar hota hai. Lambi ladki bahut see khoobiya rakhti hai, aisa aapne samjha hai. Is vajah se aapne lambai ko apne vyaktitv ka adhaar bana liya hai. Jabki yeh sahi nahi hai. Aisa maanna ya aisa samajhna galat hai. Kayi kaarno se aisa sochna galat hai. Pehla to ye ki lambai se vyakti ke charitra ka pata nahi chalta. Doosra, Lambai hi keval ek maatra adhaar nahi vyakti ke moolya ko pehchaanne ka. Teesra, Lambai chhota ya zyada hona kisi ke haath me nahi. Ye genetic nature pe nirbhar karta hai. Aapko samajhna hoga ki lambai badhane se aaj aap khush reh sakte ho par kuch time baad aap fir nirasha mehsoos karoge. Aise me behtar hota hai ki hum sweekar kar le apne vyaktitv, roop aur charitr ko. Anyatha bevajah hi hum apne man ko dukhi karenge. Aapki lambai ek had tak hi badh sakti hai aur uska vikas ab 20 varsh ki aayu me poora ho chuka hai. Isse zyada ye aur nahi badh sakti. So aise me behtar yehi hoga ki aap sweekar kar le aur apne man ko doosro ki tulna se door karen. Apne man me lambai ke vicharo ko na aane de aur agar man nahi maanta to aap kisi counselor se paramarsh le. Aapko mazboot banne ki zarurat hai aur doosri khoobiyo pe dhyan dene ki aavshyakta hai. Aapme aur bhi bahut see khoobiya hogi jo aapki behen me nahi hain. Unpar dhyan do aur dekho ki aap bhi behtar ho. Army na sahi, koi aur profession chun sakte ho aap. Ya aap dobara apply karo army ke liye. Lambai ko apni zindagi mat banao. Ye koi manzil nahi hai aapki.
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I m very slim and my diet is normal but still I never get fat. Why does it happen and how do I get rid of this problem. I do drink liquor and have a habit of smoking and chewing masala.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I m very slim and my diet is normal but still I never get fat. Why does it happen and how do I get rid of this proble...
Stop drinking liqueur and masala chewing. Drink warm milk with almonds, walnuts, finals and get healthy.
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I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly because of that I loose my confidence. I am pursuing btech now and after 2 months will be facing my campus interview how could I get rid of it. Please suggest me uts urgent.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly b...
You should attend english speaking classes, elocution classes, and public speaking courses to improve your pronunciation. There is good video material in the british council that are useful too. This is not a big deal and you can do it in a short time.
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I have acute mental stress and regular pulpitation and i am taking anti depression medicine and cardio preventive medicine but my mental tension is not curing .Tell me what i do.Laways i feel that there may be heart attack immedietly and suddenly my anxiety increase.No releif from medicine.Please suggest?

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 Azam, You need to get educated about anxiety and panic attacks. The more you know the more you will be relieved. Due to anxiety attacks you will never have heart attacks because anxiety is body's natural defense mechanism. Don't worry and take care.
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I have sleeping issues as well anxiety due to this I am suffering from premature ejaculation, coming within minutes while doing sex my wife is very irritative about my sex problem, please suggest proper medication for the same.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I have sleeping issues as well anxiety due to this I am suffering from premature ejaculation, coming within minutes w...
Hello. Sometimes these medications have side effects causing sexual dysfunction. Please talk to your doctor about this. Besides, you can undergo counselling to learn to manage anxiety because you will understand why you feel anxious and how you can train your mind to react with confidence and poise in stressful situations without becoming overwhelmed with anxiety. Your anxiety and sleep disturbance could be related, thus it is important to learn how to reduce anxiety thoughts before sleeping and instead replacing them with calming thoughts which will aid you to sleep. Your anxiety seems to get the better of you in bed as well. Again, a counsellor can teach you ways and techniques to feel confident and calm while having sex with your wife. If penetrative causes anxiety, then both of you can restart your sexual relationship with just non penetrative sex where you learn to pleasure each other through touching, caressing, kissing, hugging, love talk etc. Learning what pleasures your partner in bed and what are your pleasure points in your body is very important as it helps gain mastery on the next step of penetrative sex. Thus act also brings the couple emotionally close and is vry relaxing for both if there are few expectations and performance pressure is minimised. Your counsellor could also help you bust some myths and outdated beliefs about sex which might be making you feel anxious. Exercising regularly helps keep anxiety away and gain confidence overy ones body and mind. Junk food is known to cause sleeplessness and anxiety. So I recommend you to cut out junk and replace with healthy and we'll balanced meals.
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I am 26 years old. I am very slim. My weight is around 48 kg. I have tried many things to gain my weight but I was helpless. I smoke a lot and I have tried quitting smoking but I can't. So can I have any godd suggestion to gain my weight while I continue to smoke ?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 26 years old. I am very slim. My weight is around 48 kg. I have tried many things to gain my weight but I was he...
Smoking (nicotine) reduces hunger. If you stop smoking, you will feel hungry and eat more. Apart from eating well, stopping smoking has more health benefits. So try to stop smoking. If you need help to stop, please come on text or audio counselling.
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Infertility - Its Impact on a Person s Mental Health

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Infertility - Its Impact on a Person s Mental Health

Almost every man and woman craves to have a child they can call their own. This makes an inability to procreate one of the most dreaded situations. Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive a child within 12 months of biologically appropriately timed intercourse. Infertility exacts a huge psychological toll on the person.

Infertility often triggers depression in a person. This may be acute and result from specific events such as the holidays, family celebrations of the news of a someone else having conceived a child or could be cyclic and coincide with phases of their fertility cycle. This depression could lead to problems at work and communication with the spouse.

Infertility can also make a person feel helpless and affect their self esteem. Infertility accompanied by depression can trigger the feeling of having lost control over one’s life and can make people withdraw into themselves.

An infertile person may also often feel guilty and make them blame themselves and their prior actions for the condition. This leads them to question their worthiness of being a good spouse and potential parent. A woman who has suffered from an STD earlier or has undergone an abortion earlier can become obsessed with blaming herself for being infertile. 

This affects their daily lives and ability to work. An infertile person may also feel guilty for having robbed their partner of the chance to become a parent. This can put a strain on their relationship and in many cases lead to a broken marriage.

When they find themselves unable to conceive a child, a couple may try to time their intercourse with ovulation tools, such as an ovulation thermometer etc. and may try different positions, some of which may be fairly uncomfortable. They may also end up having intercourse more often than desired. In order to prevent sperm from leaking out of the vagina, a woman may also find herself lying in an awkward supine position after intercourse. A combination of all these factors makes the act a chore and with time can lead to a loss of libido.

Infertility can also trigger anger against life for having been treated unfairly or towards other parents. This may also be displaced towards their family and friends leading to situations where they feel ostracized and unsupported.

When dealing with infertility, it is important to understand that neither partner is to blame. Infertility is a physiological condition and can be treated in most cases. It is important for both partners to support each other during this process and if need be consult a counselor.

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Hi Sir I use to gym. Before 2-3 days I said to my sister to boil chole and rajma for me. I have said that but she did not Boil I angry at her. I think that my family does not support me. I always demotivated by my father. I think they all are opposite side to me. Many times my father have said nikal ja sale ghar se me tughe bedhakal Kar Dunga. By thinking this sentence I'm my mind I feel that I am living in this house like a DOG WHO has no no respect. I have my self respect I can't bear it anymore. It is usually done with me I can't live In this house. I want to left this house. Give me right way please.

Fellow,European Committee of Sexual Medicine, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.B.,B.S
Sexologist, Jaipur
Dear lybrate-user, You are over reacting to some thing very petty. If keep on getting angry with others, it will not helpTalk to your mother and request her to convey to your father that you get hurt with what he says You need to learn to be respectful even when things are not going your way. Going away from home just like that would be disastrous Try to focus on studies as much as possible because your education if your best friend.
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I am 57 years old, male, having mixed Depression-Anxiety and Schizophrenia since 1987. I have taken innumerous drugs for the above ailments, but right now, I am taking a) Venlor XR 150 mg 1-0-0 B) Mirtaz 15 mg 0-0-1 for depression-anxiety. A) Sizodon plus 0-0-1 B) Sizopin 25 mg 0-0-1 for Schizophrenia and Lithosun 300 mg 0-0-1 as a mood stabilizer. There is relief. But of late (say, since a month), I have a problem. There is numbness in a part of my left wrist (near the thumb area) and it is spreading upwards. What is the problem? Is it due to the drugs I am taking or a neurological one? Please confirm.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am 57 years old, male, having mixed Depression-Anxiety and Schizophrenia since 1987. I have taken innumerous drugs ...
There are long term side effects of drugs you use and problem could be neurological as well until excluded. I would suggest to start getting herbal support of brain toners, neurotonics and other herbal memory enhancers. Jatamansi, shankhpushpi, brahmi, calcined pearl etc play a vital role. Better to avoid otc products and get it prepared through some vaidya or practicing ayurveda doctor. Practice of pranayam, meditation, yoga postures, walks are very important.
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Homeopath, Chennai
Even if blood group is not You should always B positive....
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One of my uncle is habitual of drinking and fights after drinking wine. How can he leave drinking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to lovingly discourage him and his willpower is the main solution Or take to a de addiction center
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I am suffering from the habit of can notinues smoking pls consult me any prevention for this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Sir, I have a bad habit of smoking, I want to leave it, how can I do it please sussed me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or 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.
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My daughter was under depression treatment for 6 years under a well reputed psychiatrist .The entire treatment is over she is now under maintenance dosage. Offlate she has developed some unknown fear she cries whenever she gets fear. As we know it is Post trauma disorder we do not know how to train her to overcome it. Please advice us how to to overcome it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My daughter was under depression treatment for 6 years under a well reputed psychiatrist .The entire treatment is ove...
This has often been the problem with treatment: you must combine medication with counseling to get the best results. It is still not too late to go for counseling. Normally, anxiety goes with depression and it looks like some counseling may have helped with that. Anxiety is an abnormal form of fear. So some emotional therapy will certainly help her to deal with the​ fear.
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I m addicted of afeem. Which grow in rajsthan and M.P.I tried to leave this but unable always. I tried bupronorfin and tramadol and tapentadol from a Doctor consult. But loose motions always create a problem and sleepless. Help me to leave this poison and I have lever fatty problem very much.

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 addicted of afeem. Which grow in rajsthan and M.P.I tried to leave this but unable always. I tried bupronorfin an...
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Afeem addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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