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Dr. Prashan Shah

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I have a problem of fear and depression In any situation I'm getting afraid like as 1. Talking to someone, staying with someone 2. Doing any kind of simple work, activities or anything 3. Can't even explain about anything because of fear 4. Afraid of taking any simple decisions and another things 1. Thinking too much about small mistakes - over thinking 2. Being negative all the time 3. Being unconfidence 4. Always being afraid of all the things.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
I have a problem of fear and depression
In any situation I'm getting afraid like as 1. Talking to someone, staying wi...
Dear Lybrate user When our self esteem gets very low then we start feeling this way. There can be difference between your ideal self and real self and when there is a significant difference between these two then we get stressed, upset, hopeless and also depressed. Perfectionism also comes when the self esteem is low because we do not want to be wrong or incorrect or imperfect. So try not to be perfect all the time. Its ok if we commit any mistake or do not do something properly. Never compare or try to compare yourself with anybody. You have your own unique personality wich is good and you can always improve it and make it better. Also when our self esteem is low we kind of seek approval from others and what others think about us becomes our top priority and thus we get anxious stressed and it becomes hard for us to do anything even the simple tasks. So you should try to get out of this. Its ok if somebody does not agree with you. Its ok if you make a mistake or do something wrong. Just try to improve yourself for the your own sake. And in such cases we get negative and do not notice anything positive in our kife so you should start noticing all the good things you do and celebrate it (small celebrations or giving yourself any reward or compliment). You can also consult any psychologist and plan a therapy. You can also send an enquiry to us for getting a free consultation.
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Hello Doctor, Age 28. Weight 50 Suddenly morning I got pain in middle of the chest, something radiation type, and after some 5 mins pain went to my back in left side. Sometimes feels shortness of breath, sometimes feels worry. Whats the reason behind this? Shall I do any tests? Is it normal pain Doctor? Please suggest me. And which food is good for healthy chest. Is there any oxygen problem or anxiety problem? Thanks.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello Doctor,
 Age 28. Weight 50
Suddenly morning I got pain in middle of the chest, something radiation type, and af...
Yes its clear cut anxiety disorder, please consult a psychiatrist and get all the possible tests done and start with medication for anxiety. You will be relieved from it completely. For stress you can consult a psychologist. All the best.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please hel...
Dear Lybrate-user, I understand. Here are a few ways you can deal with your grief: 1. Express yourself: Don’t be afraid to talk about your emotions. Talk to family and friends about how you feel. Verbalizing how you feel will help you better deal with your emotions. This can help you begin the healing process. 2. Schedule time to feel sad: It’s okay to feel sad after a loss. Allowing yourself to feel sad is a healthy step in the grieving process. Letting yourself feel sad gives you the time needed to come to terms with the loss. Schedule a specific time for this everyday. 3. Keep your routine: Keeping your routine helps to transition back to how life was before the loss. It can be as simple as going for a walk in the morning or waking up at your usual time. 4. Do something small that you enjoy everyday. It can be as small as eating your favorite meal. Give it time, as grieving for the loss of someone is a natural process but also ensure to give yourself moments that make you happy. Please consult privately for further help. Good luck.
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(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Religious discourses, philosophical thinkings, reading lots of books, broad minded thinking and beliefs and understanding from third person perspective, help in strengthening ones immunity to depression, bipolar and anxiety diseases. Then one can withstand stronger and severe life events like failures, setbacks and tragedies
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What are the options of addressing major depression and anxiety disorders before it gets worse?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What are the options of addressing major depression and anxiety disorders before it gets worse?
Hello, Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1.Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2.Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3.Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor.
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Hi Sir, I am suffering from body pain continuously. What is the reason for body pain? How to recover from body pain?

MBBS, D - Orho
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Hi Sir,
I am suffering from body pain continuously.
What is the reason for body pain? How to recover from body pain?
Body pain have several reasons like excessive exercise physically stress vitamin deficiency and all so 1st we have to rule out .but I will make you pain free for sure.
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Is There a Relation Between Stress And Hair loss?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kolhapur
Is There a Relation Between Stress And Hair loss?

A head full of the lush silky mane is what everyone desires as it enhances one's personality and physical image but with the growing levels of pollution and workload, it becomes difficult to maintain its health and beauty. There are a number of factors that contribute to the deterioration of hair and stress is one of them.

Stress is a complimentary ingredient in today's lifestyle. Hectic work schedules, maintaining a social life and many other reasons invite stress and it has become increasingly difficult to avoid. There are three types of hair fall that can be attributed to stress and anxiety.

  1. Telogen effluvium - There are three stages in the life cycle of hair, growth, resting and shedding stage. Stress and anxiety incurred from physical trauma, severe accident, illness and pregnancy can cause sudden and in most cases temporary hair fall. Sudden stress shocks the hair follicles and pushes them to the resting stage resulting in hair fall from combing or washing. This type of hair loss has been termed as Telogen effluvium.
  2. Trichotillomania - Pulling out hair from the scalp, eyebrows can be a way of dealing with stress. Inner palpitation, tension, anxiety has a way of coming to the surface and it has been noticed in some people that they unknowingly pull their hair out to cope with stress and in worst cases they also make a habit of it. This condition is commonly referred to as Trichotillomania.
  3. Alopecia areata - Hair falls out from certain portions of the scalp exposing scattered patches of skin. There are several reasons for this condition known as Alopecia areata, and stress has been identified as one. With alopecia, the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles causing them to shed.

Hair loss itself can cause anxiety and stress further complicating the problem. Abnormal shedding of hair is usually an indication of a deep-rooted medical condition which should be treated immediately. Distressing and meditation can help treating hair loss. 

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Please suggest me the test for the pain on the left side of the body tingling effect on hands and toe pain on shoulder and neck restlessness palpitation and laziness all the time.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Please suggest me the test for the pain on the left side of the body tingling effect on hands and toe pain on shoulde...
Good afternoon, There are unfortunately NO tests for assessing the pain or the tingling sensation in your body. However, ​if you would like you may undergo a nerve conduction study and find out the way in which your nerves function. With regards to your condition regarding restlessness and palpitation, if your cardiac evaluation is normal, you should need a thorough neuropsychiatric evaluation which will also help in your tingling and pain sensations​. I hope you see the point.
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Sir I am 18 year old. I have many type of tension, depression, metal problem about my career and I have no friends at that time to share my feelings. At this stage I am very alone. So please tell me what I do for this problem.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am 18 year old. I have many type of tension, depression, metal problem about my career and I have no friends at...
Please contact your school/college counsellor. The counsellor will help you to reliev your tensions by sharing your worries, doubts with him/her. The counsellor can give your more clarity about your career choices. All the best.
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Hello everyone. My question is to psychiatrist. Umm may be you am suffering from phobia. My frnd discussed that he had a chapter of phobia in school days nd I observed that the same kind of problem is there with me and it's name is phobia. So can anyone tell mi how to get out from this.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello everyone. My question is to psychiatrist. Umm may be you am suffering from phobia. My frnd discussed that he ha...
Hi lybrate-user, please don't come to self diagnosis of any disorder without a professional counseling from a counselor or psychiatrist. Take the help of professional counselor to identify the issue and necessary steps to overcome that. Take an online counseling session so that I can help you out. Take care.
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Sir, My wife is affected by depression aged about 54. Refusing to attend a hospital/psychiatrist for treatment/consultancy. It is very difficult to manage her daily. Please give the solution.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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My wife is affected by depression aged about 54. Refusing to attend a hospital/psychiatrist for treatment/consul...
If she is suicidal also, she needs treatment without her co operation. You need to admit her forcibly in any licensed hospital to take care of un co operative patients. One of the magistrates will sign the request from psychiatrist or hospital. Two psychiatrists independently need to sign that she is mentally ill and needs treatment for her own safety or others safety. One can approach police or special ambulances for mentally ill (available at bangalore) to take her to hospital. Once she is diagnosed and treated, she will become co operative and she will be given psychoeducation of depression and its treatment.
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Last 2012 I have deasese to taifoid. Now I have a big problem that high depression, I think evry time I go to suicide. Ido everyday musterbrat. What can I do please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Last 2012 I have deasese to taifoid. Now I have a big problem that high depression, I think evry time I go to suicide...
Dear lybrate user, I guess you are under stress. Please take an appointment with a counsellor who will help you relieve your stress and think rationally. Once you do this you will not have the need to maturbate under compulsion, the counsellor will also help you manage and get rid of your negative thoughts. Killing yourself is not the solution to your problems. Talk to a counsellor. Take care.
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I think this is a mental issue and funny also I dream about my ex 3-4 time a month it disturbs me alot as we were in very serious relationship and it's been 4 years we got separated I want to get free from this issue.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I think this is a mental issue and funny also I dream about my ex 3-4 time a month it disturbs me alot as we were in ...
Your dreams carry the emotional attachments of your sub-conscious mind. It is very normal to get that dream. You can however decide'consciously' how much importance you want to give to these remnant feelings. Ignore it, don't act on it, let it fade away or think about it, be concerned and take an action that may disturb your present. Choice is yours.
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I am 41 years old sales professional. I am feeling since last 6 years that I am just a failure professionally. I am earning the same as 6 years before. Now I am feeling too much depressed. I want to work but don't work enough. I resigned from my jobs many times without reason. I am jobless again. I like to be alone. Sometimes want to suicide bcos I am unable to feed my family. Please suggest some solution.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
I am 41 years old sales professional. I am feeling since last 6 years that I am just a failure professionally. I am e...
Hello & it's very sad to read your plight. If you are not progressing in job means your unable to bring Extra value on table for your employer. So you need to work on it either by taking some online courses improving your CV or by finding a job which suits your hobbies or work style. You also need to set realistic goals, review your progress periodically & also find a buddy/mentor. Buddy can be anyone With whom you can comfortably share your thoughts & who gives you impartial advice. Lastly a Psychiatrist can help you deal with suicidal ideas so please find time & visit one.
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I smoke weed everyday and my weight is reducing very fast I can't stop smoking it and I need to gain weight back again.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I smoke weed everyday and my weight is reducing very fast I can't stop smoking it and I need to gain weight back again.
You will feel like you can't but you really can. You must keep trying again and again. It is likely that smoking weed has affected your appetite and your metabolism to bring about weight loss. So your first line of action is to quit smoking. If you are finding it very difficult to give it up on your own then admit yourself in a rehabilitation center and go through the 12 steps to recovery. After that attend na meetings and keep yourself clean forever. You will need to alter your lifestyle, change your friends, your haunts, your habits, etc. You must learn to have fun in clean ways. You must exercise regularly, eat well and sleep well. Emotionally you must be able to handle your feelings by expressing them appropriately. A counselor will teach you about emotions and how to handle them. If this does not work for your weight gain then you should consult a doctor to examine for any other reasons.
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Improve your concentration with few tips and tricks!

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Improve your concentration with few tips and tricks!

Concentration depends upon the ability to focus. Concentration is basically concerned with disciplining your mind to improve focus. However, your mind will tend to resist your efforts as it loves its own freedom. By practicing 10 to 15 minutes of exercises to improve concentration on a daily basis, you will be able to train and discipline your mind, and hence improve your concentration.

Before proceeding to do these exercises, there is a need to set the mood for it. First of all, you will have to find a place where you can be alone without any disturbance. You can sit cross legged on the floor or on a chair with your spine erect. Take a few deep breaths and then relax your body to direct your attention to it. To start off, you can practice these exercises for 10 minutes and then lengthen the time to 15 minutes after a few weeks of training.

  1. Exercise 1: Take a book or a magazine and count the number of words in a single paragraph. Count them again to ensure that you have counted correctly. You can start off with one paragraph and as you get used to it, move on to counting words in two paragraphs. Then move on to counting words on the whole page. Make sure that you perform the counting mentally and only with your eyes without pointing your finger at each word. This is one of the simplest brain exercises to improve concentration.
  2. Exercise 2: Another exercise to increase concentration is count backwards in your mind from hundred to one. Once you have mastered this, move on to counting backwards from hundred to one but this time skipping three numbers such as 100, 97, 94, 91, 88 etc.
  3. Exercise 3: Select an inspiring word or just a simple sound and think about it in your mind, repeating it in your mind for 5 minutes. Once your mind has begun to concentrate on it easily, move on to 10 minutes of uninterrupted concentration.

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How can we avoid depression in everyday life with busy schedules and complex relationships.

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
How can we avoid depression in everyday life with busy schedules and complex relationships.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The best way to avoid and overcome day to day stress and depressive feeling, is to maintain a work life balance. After working hojrs, you should exercise, play games, socialize and entertain yourself. Meditation also provides better balance. I suggest online counselling and life coaching. Take care.
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I am a 19 yr old. I am facing problem in socializing. Also I have lost ethusiasm in everything I am afraid I will spend all of my young age being depressed.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hold it, not so fast to give up on life. You are so young and have a whole life ahead of you and yet thinking so negatively. You must be seriously depressed. But do not give up hope. There are so many things to do. First, visit a counselor and discuss your problem at length. If necessary take your parents and your entire developmental history from prenatal days till today. Also it would help if you took your family history from your grandparents onwards. The counselor will help identify the origins and give you a series of things to do. If your depression is really severe, that person may suggest a doctor? s visit too. Now cooperate with both of the therapies for the best results, for a substantially long time. Do not discontinue the counseling, if you are on medication. You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate your sufferings. Don? t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. You are young and you can do it with some commitment.
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Is there any medicine for improving retention concentration and focus towards study. And exercise also.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no medicine for memory and concentration but there are things you can do otherwise that can help you tremendously. Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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