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Dr. Rajesh Parikh

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Rajesh Parikh Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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How to improve my healthy body and my mind please give me a answer please immediately.

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 to improve my healthy body and my mind please give me a answer please immediately.
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Healthy body is purely maintained by doing exercises and healthy diet. Take care.
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Its for me I am male 55 years old.I hv been suffering from depression since so many years.I have mood changes.I am always feeling depressed.I was told a chemical dopamine / serotonin is the cause of depression triggering is required to kindle the mood I am taking anti depressant Nexito 5 mg daily at night I am constantly confused with wavering mood I am unable to express my feelings is there a permanent solution to this prob pl clarify me

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Its for me I am male 55 years old.I hv been suffering from depression since so many years.I have mood changes.I am al...
Yes, there is a permanent solution if you cooperate. You must go for counseling too and the combination of the two will fetch you better results. So apart from the medication, you need the help of a counselor who will equip you with coping skills and techniques to handle the daily pressures in life. You can also speak about the recent developments and find a way of sorting those out too. Relying only on the chemical intervention is grossly insufficient. By just popping in pills how do you hope to develop skills and tools to manage life?! You can follow these simple rules too: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. 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, 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 scorching 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, 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. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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 you are consistent and cooperative and do not have any episodes for at least three years, you could be taken off of the medication with the doctor's consent only.
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I am unable to concentrate during studies. Oftenly it happens to me, when I try to read suddenly my mind distracts, what to do.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Its the mind affections. If you wish to come out it then start doing meditation, it is its best medicine, and secondly consult a homoeopath too.
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My chest pain a lot and not able to breath properly how can I reduce it? I smoke. Is that the reason? Is there any precaution and reduce the effect.

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Anesthesiologist, Gurgaon
My chest pain a lot and not able to breath properly how can I reduce it? I smoke. Is that the reason? Is there any pr...
Mr. Lybrate-user. I would advise you to stop smoking immediately. Switch over to nicorete gum. Your heaviness in chest should subside. Go for regular morning walks if breathing difficulty persists. Kindly go to a pulmonologist for further evaluation.
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Pulmonologist, Delhi
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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is talking therapies that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

CBT cannot remove your problems but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions. In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with obsessive disorder, postphobias,eating disorderssuch as anorexiaand bulimia, sleep problems such as insomnia, problems related to alcohol abuse,irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

CBT can help you to change how you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). These changes can help you to feel better and breathe better. Once you are de-stressed, there is less cognitive load and your breathing centre in brain is relaxed and less stimulated. It looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.

A situation ? a problem, event or difficult situation.

From this can follow thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions. Each of these areas can affect the others.

How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. All these areas of life can connect like this: fiveareas.

What happens in one of these areas can affect all the others. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about it. The way you think can be helpful or unhelpful.

The Situation: You have had a bad day. You are fed up? Go out shopping. As you walk down the road, someone you know walks by and, apparently, ignores you.

This starts a cascade of thoughts, emotions and action which can range from concern for the other person to actually getting in touch with the other person to find if all is well with him.

The negative way of dealing with it involves being down on yourself imagining the person does not like you, complaining of cramps or illness and finally going home to avoid the person.

The same situation has led to two very different results; depending on how you thought about the situation. How you think has affected how you felt and what you did.

So, in case you thought negatively, you have to change your thoughts and actions, pinpoint the problem, address it and find goals.

Then move towards achieving them. Evidence shows CBT works.
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What Are Anti-Depressants?

DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
What Are Anti-Depressants?

Are you suffering from acute depression? Well, in this case nothing can be a better solution than taking anti-depressants. Anti-Depressants are nothing, but specialized medicines or drugs that can help in releasing the stress hormones and finally the depression is completely eliminated.

These medicines need to be taken only if the doctors have prescribed the same, otherwise you might face innumerable complications. Some people think that these drugs are equivalent to sleeping pills; in fact they are not. 

What are the benefits of the ani-depressants?

  1. Provide Tranquillity: You can feel calm by taking the tranquilizers. However, in this case, you have to be very much aware of the perfect dosage as overdose can create innumerable troubles that cannot be easily rectified. In fact, these medicines can be treated as one of the major aspects of any psychological treatment. These drugs are the most powerful of all, and on the other hand, you can have greater effectiveness after consuming the same. If you are facing heath complications while taking these anti-depressants, then you have to immediately inform about the same to the doctor so that you can remain absolutely safe and protected.
  2. Increases Comfort: Your comfort level can be increased to a great extent. If you think that alcohol can provide you comfort, then you are wrong. Your health will get deteriorated a lot by having alcohol. But in this case, you will not face any health complications until and unless dosage is exceeded. All anti-depressants are not suitable for your health, and this is the reason you should listen to your doctor and then only consume the same. You should learn the safest usage of anti-depressants so that you can remain healthy and safe along with the elimination of stress and depression.
  3. Treating Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is of the most critical types of mental disorders that cannot be easily treated, and this is the reason doctors often prescribe different kinds of anti-depressants so that anxiety can be controlled. In this case, Barbiturate deserves special mention and this drug is suitable for all. Nembutal and Phenobarbital are also very much beneficial in treating anxiety disorders. Acute stress and panic attacks can be resolved only by consuming Benzodiazepines. Brain activity can be reduced, and your nerves can get relaxed. This calming effect is really quite soothing in nature and can help you to stay away from all kinds of depression.
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I have quit antidepressant called mirtazapine 7.5 mg 3 months ago. But now again symptoms has begun and I restarted taking it and again start to feel fresh. But I am mainly concern with weight gain after restarting it. Previously I have gained lot of weight on taking it. And able to loose few after quitting it. Whether on restarting mirtaz I will again gain lot of weight? My maximum dosage of mirtaz was 30 mg .on restarting I have taken 7.5 mg. How much weight does it increase normally on restarting mirtazapine 7.5 mg.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have quit antidepressant called mirtazapine 7.5 mg 3 months ago. But now again symptoms has begun and I restarted t...
You cannot calculate weight gain on the basis of dosage or when you restarted. Neither should you stop or restart medication without the doctor's consent and consultation. It is, in fact, dangerous. The weight gain is a side effect but at least the depression gets taken care of. Anyway, do talk to the doctor about your concerns but do not self-regulate the medication at any cost. Additionally, you can follow some of these instructions, which includes exercise mandatorily: You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and with your doctor and you must cooperate with both to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. 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, 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 scorching 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, 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. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am 47 years of age,I have attained menopause. As of now past 3-4 months I am having pain in both my legs (full) please help.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Can be hot flushes and low vit D level in body. Do some investigation like vitD3 and vitB12 level and than consult me again.
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Hi doctor! m 27 years old male I have started smoking since 1 n half years. I want to quit smoking everyday am trying but still could not reduce no. S of cigrates. M smoking 5 cigrates a day. Pls help.

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, 5 cigerettes per day is nothing. You wil be able to stop it without any problem. Just leave it and pledge never to touch. Show your will power to yourself. You may feel craving problem for three days. In those days use nicotine chewing gum. Then stop that too. Take care.
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Hey I am suffering from headache from few days due to stress of study what I hve to do. When I studied my head pain is increase to mch which unable to tolerate.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hey I am suffering from headache from few days due to stress of study what I hve to do. When I studied my head pain i...
It is evident that you are having headaches due to stress. This can be relieved by having a relaxing sleep and doing some relaxation exercises like yoga, meditation or some deep breathing exercises. If that does not work it would be advisable that you consult a psychiatrist or a headache specialist for a short course of medication till you get the much wanted relief.
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My husband is 28 years old. He is taking alcohol and he is also smoker. please suggest me any medicine which have no sideeffect. please inform me side effect of tablet dizone.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Your husband may not only require medications but may require him to be in a program which involves understanding the harms and problems associated with alcohol and nicotine use. It involves dealing with the symptoms that he may experience as a result of stopping these substances and giving him enough reasons to quit and to stay quit. Dizone is disulfiram which is prevents one from drinking alcohol because it reacts with alcohol to give unpleasant feelings like increased heart beats, tremors, restlesness and giddiness and low blood pressure. It should be taken supervised.
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Dear Sir/ Ma'am, A friend of mine seems to be irritated most of the time. Also he gets angry really very fast, whenever we talk over phone. If I try to ask him the reason, he gets more and more angry. He is been diagnosed anxiety recently. Is this change in his behavior due to this? Please suggest how can I help him deal with this. And how should I act with him.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
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A friend of mine seems to be irritated most of the time. Also he gets angry really very fast, whenev...
Try to talk to your friend and ask him to express what is making him angry or what is irritating him. You will have to be more tactful and patient with him. People get angry when certain expectations are not met. There is anxiety when they are underconfident. So try to find out what is happening to him, If he does not open up to you, may be you can take him to a Counsellor. He needs counselling to cope up with his anxiety disorder.
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Unable to sleep in the night. Past 3 days I am facing this issue. I tried to sleep by 12 but I can't sleep along time. One full night I sit ideally n next day morning I slept for 2 hrs from 7 to 9. Then again the same am facing in night. I don't hv that much stress in life but why it's happening.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Unable to sleep in the night. Past 3 days I am facing this issue. I tried to sleep by 12 but I can't sleep along time...
Please note the following for your condition: • Avoid big meals late in the evening. You need three to four hours to digest a big meal. • Spicy or sugary food, even at suppertime, is usually a bad idea. Spices can irritate your stomach, and when it tosses and turns, so will you. Having a lot of sugary food—especially chocolate, which contains caffeine—can make you feel jumpy. • Try a soothing aromatic bath before bedtime. Add 5 drops lavender oil and 3 drops ylang-ylang oil to warm bathwater and enjoy a nice soak. Limit your screen time staring at computers, TVs or phones in the evening before going to bed Also take Nux vom 30 - thrice daily for next 7 days and revert back.
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My wife is 35 years.in some test through health app it showed OCD tendency. When I relate her behaviour I am also convinced that she has c once like always worrying, checking door after locking several times in day. Sometimes get irritated and behaves slightly aggressive. For instance yesterday morning the water vessel matka broke by my son accidentally she reacted badly and thrown that make pieces as well some utensils shouting .almost lost her temper on such small issue.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Na may be having some psychiatric disorder. That is what the app says. She has to consult a psychiatrist and get diagnosed properly. Once she is treated she may NOT keep worrying, checking repeatedly or losing temper. If you take her for treatment, you will give a good home atmosphere for your son's future.
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Hi Mam, I am suffering from nervousness problem in front of people. Please suggest me some medicine for that.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hi Mam, I am suffering from nervousness problem in front of people. Please suggest me some medicine for that.
Hello- try manasmitra vataka 1 tab twice and increase cows ghee in your diet. Both these will help you to build your confidence.
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Hi I want to quit smoking but I think my willpower is not so strong to help me quit this I have tried several times but not able to. It effect my health and I am not able to gain weight due to loss of appetite whenever I'm tensed or happy or any other situation I want that. Please suggest me some medicine to quit smoking Thanks.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I want to quit smoking but I think my willpower is not so strong to help me quit this I have tried several times b...
It takes about 12 weeks to stop totally all the cigarettes and the replacements. If you suddenly quit without getting your nerves to terms, you restart in full vigor within a week. That is how you tried several times. Finding ways of dealing with your tension, happiness and other situation also needed, along with plan of quitting smoking in 12 weeks. Start observing - the craving for smoking comes and goes in waves. If you delay, deep breathe, drink water, distract and discuss (5 Ds) you will observe that craving goes away. That does not mean that it will not come back. But when the craving comes back, you can again do 5 Ds. You will become an expert in it. Reward yourself with some incentives each time you reduce or try quitting. Please connect your quit day to psychologically important day (like birthday of you or your wife or child, wedding day, festival day)
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Hello sir I have heavy body pains how to control the pains n how to relief from it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello sir I have heavy body pains how to control the pains n how to relief from it.
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet sos after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest
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Hi I don' t want to live i am abused and tortured. Please help me. My family loves me a lot. But I just want to run away from every one. A lot has happend in last 3 years. Please help

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
You are in immediate need of consultation. This is all stress and worries of life, u are having plenty of reasons for insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don' t like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist. Once you open your heart out, u will feel free and begin to fly in life. If u want connect now.
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I lost my friend in an accident now I am very depressed please give me some suggestions.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost my friend in an accident now I am very depressed please give me some suggestions.
Loosing someone close is very tough emotionally. Sometimes persistent grief leads to depression as it causes constant stress response in your body. You may want to see a psychologist or a counselor for few weeks to break the thought pattern that you are having right now and begin a positive pattern. I would also advice to try following things as you are young and stress is present in our daily life these days. Building resilience will go a long way and help you cope up with many life circumstances. Building your resilience will also help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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