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Dr. Rajesh Parikh

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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How to Deal with a Person Suffering from Borderline Personality?

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
How to Deal with a Person Suffering from Borderline Personality?

If someone in your family or your partner is suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, your mental health is at stake too. You will have to take care of yourself and your emotional needs first. Life can be frustrating for you all the time. But, you need to identify your ‘feel good’ activities and take some time out of your daily life to relax and calm down. Remember, you can succeed in the critical task of appeasing or pleasing your dear one with BPD, only when you are at peace with yourself first. Destress yourself to fight back the depression or emotional drainage caused by handling a BPD patient.

Here are few things that can help you have a better life while being in a relationship with a person suffering from BPD:

1. Don’t isolate yourself: You must be in touch with people you like to be with. You need emotional support from friends and family to deal with life. Spending some quality time with friends and family members can add little happiness to your life. It will boost up your energy level to fight back the dark side of life. You must remember that you have a life as well.

2. Take care of your health: Sometimes, relatives of BPD patients forget to take care of their physical health. They forget basic stuffs like having proper meals, exercising, etc just because they are caught-up in a stressful relationship. But, remember you can help your loved one better only when you are physically fit.

3. Manage stress: Don’t get anxious or depressed with the ongoing stress in your life. It will only add to your existing problems. Keep your nerves cool to have a better life for yourself as well as your sweetheart with BPD.

4. Believe in the 3c’s formula: Well, it is a formula recommended by most of the mental health practitioners. Don’t blame yourself for the irrational behaviour of your friend or dear one. The patient with BPD is solely responsible for his or her destructive behaviour or abnormal outburst. You will have to remember these 3c’s: I didn't cause it; I can't cure it; and I can't control it.

5. Careful communication: You have to be very careful while communicating with BPD patients. Don’t argue or try to convince them, when they are already in a disturbed frame of mind or agitated. They might end up getting destructive. Listen to their words carefully and patiently. Occasional nodding in between a conversation is advisable to let them feel assured about the fact that they are being heard and understood.

Don’t forget to acknowledge their feelings. It is also important that you stay calm when the patient is angry and has turned destructive.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 28 years old. I am facing a problem of checking things like lock, gas etc again and again. And if someone stops me I get very angry. Can you please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are into what is called obsessive-compulsive disorder. The obsession is a repeated thought pattern that is not productive and it leads to a repeated action behavior that is compulsive and also non-productive. The person will usually believe that if the behavior is repeated a certain number of times, the problem will disappear. In some people it can be quite crippling. So if it has not reached serious proportions go and meet with a counselor to resolve the same. One effective measure that you can use to minimize the checking so often is to make a check-list of all activities and mark off things that have been completed so that you need not go through them again. The ocd, as it is called, is founded on fear, and the compulsive behavior is magically believed to resolve the same. The counselor will help you identify the fear and help you deal with it in healthy and normal ways. You must be cooperative and very communicative for any success. The therapy may be for long-term and so be patient and never drop out thinking that you are done with it. Let the counselor decide that with you. You must also involve your parents in all this. If the counselor thinks it is serious enough that medication is required, that person will send you to a psychiatrist. Whatever happens do not discontinue the therapy until you feel completely out of this problem. Naturally if someone disturbs your serious and compulsive checking you will get easily angry. But it is not genuine anger; it is escalating anger over the fear: the fear is genuine. The fear is of some insecurity of not doing things perfectly for your safety.
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I am not able to eat spicy food. I used to chew tobacco. I have been chewing them from past a year.

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 Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Chewing tobacco 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. Take care.
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Pl advise whether oxetol 600 tab for Bipolar Disorder can be taken by chewing. Does swallowing or chewing it makes any difference. If so, what difference does it make.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Chewing chewable tablets may help faster absorption of the drug. There are chewable tabs which can be chewed but non chewable enteric coated tabs have to be swallowed as they should not come into contact with gastric acid and should directly reach intestines. Yu check your tables is enteric coated or film coated which can be chewed but bitter taste may be troublesome.
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I am suffering from fever and sometimes I had headache. I also have a body pain. Can you suggest me what should I do?

General Physician, Chandigarh
Best thing is to consult a good physician and get investigated for your fever in the meantime you can take tab paracetamol 500mg twice a day for two days to give you relief from fever
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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
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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Does Daxid 50 mg (two tablets daily) have a role to play in curing sleep apnea? Or is it only to treat depression?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Daxid is sertraline which is an antidepressant which increases the serotonin uptake in neurons of brain. It is usually prescribed for depression or anxiety symptoms primarily. Now in sleep apnea it can be prescribed for the secondary mood symptoms of the disorder but if it is prescribed only for sleep apnea symptoms then it's not a rational prescription.
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The anxiety problem is started about 8 month ago. After that I depressed about that. My body is vibrating. But after many problems started constipation, throat, back pain.please help

Homeopath, Delhi
You can take homeopathic treatment. Start your treatment with nat mur. 200 / 1 dose empty stomach and revert after 1 week for further medication.
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I am 24 year old female. I have hair pulling disorder for 10 year. Is this something that will go away on its own. Is there anything I can do on my own to improve my symptoms. What treatment do you recommend for this disorder. I am very depressed for it. please tell me what I do.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
It may go away on its own but not at this age. Start taking Serta 50 mg and let us increase dose slowly. Meanwhile start showing a psychologist who can teach you relaxation techniques. Also advisable to start yoga or meditation. You will be benefited.
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I m 35 yr old, I have stress problem, tired feel, feel loneliness, what soul I do for overcome?

Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Meditation, yoga and medicine wil help. You can take tab nexito10 mg daily after breakfast. Report after 7 days
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I'M 20 years old. I'M in a relationship from past 1.5 years. Everything was alright. My boyfriend used to smoke cannabis a lot n only hang out with his friends from morning till late nights. But after my constant practices he left everything. N was only with me. My happiness was everything for him. But from a week now he started smoking cannabis. N doesn't gives m any attention. Whenever I tried talking to him it ended up only with Me crying over n over again. He shows as if nothing affects him. He is facing some financial problem due to his betting habit in i-pill. He asked me for some money few days back but I wasn't able to help. And he's facing some problem at home also. Today I had talked to him he said he's bored of me. Then he said he is not bored. He's bored of his own life. I asked around 1000 times then he said he is not happy with me because of my short temper. And also because m not supporting him not giving him money. But he also says he loves me a lot despite of knowing my past because I had told him all about my past. But whatever he says he does only one thing ie ignoring me. And whenever he's out with his friends n that happens everyday now from 1 week. No matter how many Times 100-200 I call him he switches off his phn ignores me shows as if nothing matters to him only his friends are imp to him. So today I didn't talk to him after he said he's not happy. Wot should I do. I'M vry emotional m crying from almost a week now.Please tell sir.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Your friend had addiction and he needs progessional help regarding his behavior. He needs money for his drugs and he will do anything to get the money. He knows that you have strong feelings for him so he will exploit it and try different ways so that you will give him money. Also we all have past. You may have told him about your past. Please do not let him use that information to ruine your future. It doesn't matter what is your past. You can't change it. Let that doesn't stop you from a bright future. You are very young. I would suggest you to focus on your studies and first be financially as well as emotionally independent. I do understand that you have strong feelings for your boyfriend. At this age the hormones and chemicals have huge influence on you. Please do not let that influemce your future. We all have past. We can't do anything about our past. You can't let your past ruine your future. About your boyfriend. He do need help and for anyone to be able to help him first he needs to except that he has a problem and secondly he needs to be willing to take help. Unless he is willing to receive help no one can help him. So please be wise and start thinking about what is right for you. I do hope you are open to understand what I am saying. If you want to talk about how you could bring some major changes feel free to talk to me. Wishing you very best please do take good care of yourself.
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I want to quit smoking. I am a Banker and I am not married so I live alone. Please suggest some way I can quit this poisonous habit. I am 28 years old. Every time I try I feel something is missing and time is not passing by. And very soon I start smoking.

Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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I am 55 years old suffering from depression since last 6 yrs. I am taking medicine Rantac300, c'pram s5, trapex 2, amixide h. M feeling very weakness, and had sexual problem after taking above medicine.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.
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What we should do in a situation where a person is in a great depression due to a high financial loss and also lost his smiles.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
You should support him. Emotional and moral support will helps to him to come out of his status. No body should not do anything practically. But why should allow him lonely. As a friend we should support him. We show ways to overcome from his problems. Life is not ended with financial problems. It happens everyone life. We should tell truth of life. We should create a good environment. To entertain him. We should create a very good friendly relations. So you do as your level best friendly support o k. Good luck.
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I am feeling very lazy and down. Some pain in my whole body. Give some prescription for this.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity stretching and strengthening and breathing exercise for about 20 minutes regularly.
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My brother is addict of smack. Want to leave but can't. Which affecting his physical health also. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You need to see a psychiatrist asap who is going to prescribe medicines that can help you brother over come the withdrawal easily so that it will help him to get out of the addiction.
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I cannot memories any studies. Very confused mind and cannot concentrate in studies. My age is 18+. What should I do to bring back my contraction back and memories power.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hi Try to do study with frnd who is good in studies so that concepts will get clear that tm only while studying. Gradually you will concentrate more n develope interest in studies.
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