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My 17yrs daughter is feeling like lots of questens are continuesly coming in her mind and she not able to led normal life what should I do?

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 , that condition is normal. Your daughter is adolescent. During this period, they need to find answers to so many questions about their present and past, gender, society, responsibility etc. You may consult a psychologist or ask a private question to me with more details. Take care.
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I have been a sentimental person but that trait of mine has been magnified since last 5 months. I just cry on the littlest thing I can find, its not that I want to cry. Obviously I dont want to but I just cant stop it. Please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have been a sentimental person but that trait of mine has been magnified since last 5 months.
I just cry on the lit...
Take pulsatilla 200 1 dose and take nilhilinum 30 3 doses in a day for 2 weeks and then revert after 2 weeks.
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I have lost interest in sex. I got married 2 years back but I hardly feel sexually driven towards my wife although I love her a lot. I have got my testosterone levels checked and it is absolutely fine. My marriage is in a deep trouble. Please advise.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I have lost interest in sex. I got married 2 years back but I hardly feel sexually driven towards my wife although I ...
Homeopathic treatment will give you best result. Do exercise daily. Eat high protein diet. Eat green vegetables, fruits. Time spend with your wife. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Avoid stress.
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Dear sir, I am 30 year old, I am very low to treat ideas in my mind so how to improve my mind. Please advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I guess you mean you are having problems remembering. That can be possible at your age only if your level of stress is too much to affect your memory. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. 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, 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. 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.
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My son age is 14 years and he is studying in 10th standard, he has lack of concentration, and thyroid problem (take tablets 50mg) also kindly suggest improve concentration.

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 , concentration problem is universal and majority of teenaged people have this problem. In fact, they lack the motivation and systematic approach. I suggest you to teach him effective learning techniques. You may contact me online for further help. Take care.
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I am a chain smoker now days I having respiration problem please contact me as soon as you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Quit smoking at once. You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. Go for a medical check up to determine what this respiration problem is all about, soon.
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HiMy son 6 years old is good in studies. But if I take him to tell some story or ask him to do something. He is lost somewhere and does not concentrate. Once his teacher also said that he is day dreaming. Can you pls help. What can I do for him to improve is listening power and concentration?

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Lucknow
Mam at 6 year age children usually show such behavior sometimes they are over active n sometimes busy in some games or anything other than studies while u are telling him stories because the are lost in their own world so don't worry just try to tell him to listen u .every thing will be OK with time as he grows up.
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I think I am suffering from OCD. I am depressed, due to some marital problems, .Keep on checking, phones, messages. It's been around 4 years. Want to come out of it. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterised by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviours. OCD often centres on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, medication or both. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a type of psychotherapy, is effective for many people with OCD. Exposure and response prevention (ERP), a type of CBT therapy, involves gradually exposing you to a feared object or obsession, such as dirt, and having you learn healthy ways to cope with your anxiety.
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Hi, This is regards to medical condition of my mom, she is 55 year old, she is suffering from this prob. Since last 30 years, Whenever she gets emotional/upset/tensed about anything, she starts crying unconsciously, and during this her body gets stiff, her eyes are closed, her mouth is tightly closed, once she stops crying she is completely breathless, feeling weak, this happens when she is thinking about any unpleasant / sad incidence, she is also an high BP patient please suggest.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
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This is regards to medical condition of my mom, she is 55 year old, she is suffering from this prob. Since last 3...
hi, according to the symptoms u told here your mother suffers from a panic attack. I would advise you to contact a good psychiatrist immediately whether she is having this attack or not. In this age due to some hormonal changes also these symptoms occur. So better if you first get her executive health check up done that includes some important blood tests and the major organs check up. All good hospitals are offering this check up now a days. For further discussion you may contact me by asking private question here on lybrate.
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I am eating raw garlic with honey regular morning with empty stomach Is that good for overall heath as sexually and mental health?

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 eating raw garlic with honey regular morning with empty stomach Is that good for overall heath as sexually and m...
Dear Lybrate user. Honey and garlic, together, do have much positive effect on sexual performance. Garlic and honey are aphrodisiacs. Honey contains boron, which may regulate hormone levels, and nitric oxide, which is released in the blood during arousal. Garlic bulb is incredibly high in allicin, a compound that increases blood flow in a serious way, yielding increased sexual stamina and wild energy. Both of them, taken together after food, morning and evening can provide you much sexual benefits. Bananas are Good for your heart and for your blood flow, and therefore bananas are recommended food for penis enlargement and increased sexual stamina. It contains many vitamins and minerals suitable for penis enlargement and sexual stamina. Take care.
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Due to various reasons I am under a lot of stress. I try moving my mind away from all the things that are actually causing the problem but still there is no solution. I am unable to concentrate on my day to day work. I feel that I am either under stress or depression. Please guide.

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, stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the? fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as? acute stress? can be exciting? it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or? chronic stress? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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Issues and Treatments Related to Mental Health

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Issues and Treatments Related to Mental Health

As most of the economies over the world become industrialized, the quality of life increases, but with it comes a plethora of mental health problems. Especially in a country like India, the rapid industrialization and the expansion of opportunities has seen a rise in the number of people afflicted by mental health disorders. Some of the common mental health issues and their treatment methods are discussed here-

Common Mental Health Issues

  1. Depression – Depression is a very serious issue that affects a significant part of the population. It is not only a public health concern but also a fast spreading problem in the world. Although depression related to stress is on the rise, it could happen due to chemical imbalances within the brain as well.

  2. Anxiety Disorder – While stress and anxiety tend to be a part of your daily life, over time, it could build up and end up being a disorder. Symptoms of frequent panics or anxiety could build up to become anxiety and panic disorders wherein you would be constantly under stress due to external situations such as social anxiety or have panic disorders.

  3. Schizophrenia – This problem is caused within the brain due to neurochemical issues and causes paranoia, hallucinations, frightfulness and distorted thought patterns. This is a major psychiatric disorder and requires extensive treatment.

  4. Eating Disorders – These disorders are marked by problems of eating which in turn affect your health adversely. These disorders are caused by mental issues and are primarily of three types; Binge eating disorder, anorexia (obsession over what one’s eats) and Bulimia (binge eating and then purging to avoid putting on weight).

  5. Bipolar Disorder – A very common mental disorder, this mental problem entails uncontrollable mood swings from happy (at times, euphoric) to sad in a short span of time or alternating phases of feeling ecstatic and often exhibiting reckless behavior to being severely depressed. This is a serious issue and can even result in suicidal tendencies.

  6. Substance Abuse and Addiction Problems – Another effect of stress is the increasing dependence on drugs and alcohol which in turn becomes a pattern and thus may cause problems in your life as you start using these substances to escape reality.

Common Mental Health Treatments-

Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can choose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best. Do consult a doctor before choosing one-

  1. Psychotherapy – The treatment of mental problems provided by a mental health counselor through dedicated sessions over a period of time is one of the most effective ways of countering problems. Psychotherapy explores thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and seeks to improve an individual’s well-being. Psychotherapy paired with medication is the most effective way to promote recovery.  

  2. Medication – This is the most common form of therapy that aims to reduce the chemical imbalances within the brain, either through oral pills or through injections.

  3. Support Groups – This is especially good as getting to talk to similar people and sharing experiences with them help in reducing the isolation, thus helping them vent out repressed emotions and connect with like -minded people.

  4. Residential Treatments – Effective in cases of drug or other forms of addiction as well as problems which require conditioning, hospitals and other residential treatment facilities such as a rehab center are used extensively to treat these along with other problems.

  5. Treatment through stimulation of the brain – There are many newer treatments which are proving to be effective by stimulating the neurotransmitters that help correcting imbalances within the brain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist and ask a free question.
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Dear sir, my age is 22 years .i m from india punjab .sir I taking tramadol capsule 50 mg green 8 capsule 400 mg. Evening time 2 capsule. Sir pls help me when I stop taking my brain tension stress and stomach pained. I am afraid this addition. How I can leave this tramadol. Sir I have so much weakness. Body muscle loose and loss my weight .sir give me solution how I can change I am in problem .i m taking tramadol capsule along 1 year .help me, I am male.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Dear sir, my age is 22 years .i m from india punjab .sir I taking tramadol capsule 50 mg green 8 capsule 400 mg. Even...
Yaa can understand your feelings of pain. Don't worry. Addiction is a disease which is controllable. Due to addiction lots of health issues can create. Whatever you explained that calls the symptoms of the disease. You can take help from psychiatrist to deal with the withdrawals or U can get admission in rehab center / deaddiction center if you want for 1 month which helps you to understand the disease & how to cope with it. If you have any questions you can ask me through private question. Thank you, don't worry Best luck.
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Sir, me ek ladki se saadi karne Waala hoon, engagement ho gaya, ladki moti aur mere jaisi sundar nahi hai. Uski English badi weak hai, spell mistake, me iss shadi ko rokun ya shadi karoon. Is ladki se jhagda bhi bahut ho raha hai. Respect se baat nahi kar rahi hai. Me future soch ke dar rha hu, kaise ise jhelunga.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, basic respect and understanding is important for marriage, you both need to sit down and talk about your expectations. Abhi se itna negative ja raha hai to usko rokna pardega ya to use manage kare ya fir soch samajh kar koi step le. Hum ap ko sirf guide kar sakte hai final decision aap ka hai. Aagar sari situation ko dekh kar lagta hai cheeze thik nahi hai please take step immediately instead of spoiling yours and her life. Aap mujhe consult kare pre marital counseling ke liye. Will guide you. All the best.
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I am doing some action again and again in fear that some thing wrong will happen to me or my family. Is it a OCD?

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Yes- cure is possible. The sooner you start treatment, soon you get relief. If SYMPTOMS ARE NO LONGER NORMAL OR TOUCHING UPON INSANITY, SEE A PSYCHIATRIST IMMEDIATELY. PSYCHIATRIST IS MBBS PLUS MD IN PSYCHIATRY- HE GIVES MEDICINES ONLY. TREATMENT STARTED EARLIER WILL CONTROL THE PROBLEM VERY FAST. Generally speaking, before starting medicines from a psychiatrist, it is advisable to get psycho-diagnostic testing done from a psychologist to determine what is the nature of symptoms- is it psychological –requiring counselling/psychotherapy or does the symptom require medicines from a psychiatrist. YOU MUST SEE A QUALIFIED AND TRAINED PSYCHOLOGIST FOR CORRECT DIAGNOSIS. MANY PEOPLE CALL THEMSELVES PSYCHOLOGIST, JUST AFTER A BA OR GRADUATION DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY, OR AFTER MA OR MASTERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. - A PhD in psychology is reqd. To qualify as doctor. Difference is same as you see MBBS doctor or MD doctor as a specialist for any illness. PSYCHOLOGIST IS AN EXPERT IN DIAGNOSIS BY PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY I.E. TREATMENT WITHOUT MEDICINES. GET PROPER DIAGNOSIS FIRST FOLLOWED BY RIGHT TREATMENT. PLEASE GET DIAGNOSIS CONFIRMED FIRST THEN TAKE MEDICINES AS ADVISED. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT PROBLEM IS PSYCHOLOGICAL-THEN IT WILL NOT BE CURED BY MEDICINES. YOU WILL NEED PSYCHOTHERAPY.
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The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology
Psychologist, Hubli-Dharwad
The Golden Key to Accept the Things That You Can't Change

There are certain aspects of our lives, which we may feel are not upto the mark and you might want to change them. For example, consider a situation that you suffer from dwarfism and people mock you about your height. You may wish that you were taller so that you are not ridiculed anymore. You may feel physically inadequate and stay depressed quite frequently.

No matter what the odds are, you should be able to find a support system somewhere, be it in your friends, family or within yourself. There are a number of methods which you may find useful in dealing with these kinds of situations.

  1. Mediation: Meditation may help in focusing your mind and keeping your mind free from negative thoughts. It helps in improving your concentration and broadens your mind. It may also help in seeing situations in a different manner and in a different light thus, helps you overcome difficult episodes in life.
  2. See things from a different vantage point:Usually we see things from one single standpoint and perceive them in a single manner. It is advised to see the same thing through multiple viewpoints and multiple vantage points in order to get a broader understanding of the entire situation. This helps in making a more logical and balanced decision.
  3. Focus on the positives: Let’s understand with the help of a simple anecdote. One day a teacher gave a student a white piece of paper with a black dot at the center and asked the student what he thought of the paper. The student said that there was a black dot on the paper. Usually, most people tend to focus on the black dot and not the white space surrounding it. Similarly, in life, you should see the positives instead of concentrating only on the negative aspects. This will help you sail through a number of difficult stages.
  4. Build resilience: Being resilient is a very good quality to have, as it can help you overcome a lot of setbacks in life. Problems are a part of life as they might result from external circumstances which you will have no control over. Hence, it is always wise to accept the situation and move on in life.
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What should I do when I am feeling like my breathing going down and I feel so fear inside me? And sometimes my body is shaking!

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
What should I do when I am feeling like my breathing going down and I feel so fear inside me? And sometimes my body i...
The following thing if you adapt it will be helpful 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 This is very helpful for you.
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My mother 94, gets in to depression often and gets confused with the time line and places. Talks a lot, cries and get horribly abusive. What cabn be done?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
My mother 94, gets in to depression often and gets confused with the time line and places. Talks a lot, cries and get...
She probably suffers from a prof restive condition common at her age called dementia. She may need investigations as to rule out all possible treatable and reversible causes of dementia. This includes a series of tests and imaging studies. In view of her behaviour problem she may be started on some medications under the close supervision of a psychiatrist's and physician. Consult accordingly. For any doubts or clarifications further needed you may contact me online.
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One guy really loves me a lot. But I don't love him I only want to continue the friendship. I'm scared if I get feelings what will happen. I don't want to hurt my parents. I want to be strong emotionally. I'm not able to concentrate on studies. Really depressed. Please suggest me how to be emotionally strong?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
One guy really loves me a lot. But I don't love him I only want to continue the friendship. I'm scared if I get feeli...
Nice to hear you dont want to hurt your parents feelings, now very few think these days this way. The chances of success of so called love and arranged marriage are the same. Marriage is a culmination of two families in Indian culture. The decision to marry a person of ur choice is not wrong, but should encompass various factors of family compatibility, educational match, and so on. Mere love at first sight, love due to physical attraction and love due to unexplained emotional attraction are more of infatuation (puppy love) and mostly dont stand the test of time. Ask this guy to tell your parents that he loves you and ask him to get their approval? let s see how he responds
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I am 25 year old male. One of my testis (right) has been squeezed. Size became too small. Aiims doctor said that it is not functioning and almost died. There is no problem if one is dead, doctor said. What should I do? I am getting such more tension about that. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 25 year old male. One of my testis (right) has been squeezed. Size became too small. Aiims doctor said that it i...
One testicle is functioning and that is a good news. Once you face problem in fertility (after marriage) then only there is a reason for stress not before that.
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