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Dr. Riddhi Mehta

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Riddhi Mehta Psychologist, Mumbai
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Hey .Actually m a chain smoker. And it causes in my health and my sex too. So kindly suggest some medication. Or home remedies.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hey .Actually m a chain smoker. And it causes in my health and my sex too. So kindly suggest some medication. Or home...
Dear lybrate-user, smoking causes health and sex related bad issues. Stopping smoking is a good decision to take. If you continue to motivate yourself not to smoke you will be able to maintain it for a long time. If you succeed to keep off from cigarettes for 1 year, your chances of restarting is much less. Try and connect the quit day to significant day of your life like birthday. Make goals for only one week at a time and find out the situations or persons who will help you or interfere with your goal and record the result as %age every week. If results are good, treat yourself with something you always wanted. If you have withdrawal symptoms, (you are likely to have since you are a chain smoker) get back online private consultation with me. I can help you with nicotine replacement, bupropion or varenicline along with other home remedies like clove.
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I am a 35 years old woman. Going through a lot of stress due to professional and personal issues. A lot of things which my mind has accepted but my heart is not leafy to accept the fact that the relationship is over. Being constantly bullied at the office is adding more stress. It has affected my menses which is again creating a lot of anxiety. Everything seems to be bottled up no where to go?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am a 35 years old woman. Going through a lot of stress due to professional and personal issues. A lot of things whi...
Dear friend it is very tough to deal with the head and heart conflict. It seems that you are quite independent minded and determined yet caring individual. I would strongly recommend you to work through your emotional as well as work stress wit someone such as counselor or a psychologist or even a life coach. Being in pune I am sire you will find someone competent very easily. What you need eight now is someone who can understand you and help you appreciate yourself. Once you will start talking to someone it will bring new and fresh perspective in your life and that will help you nevi gate successfully through your current life events. If you are open to work online and spend 1 hour each week for you and your personal growth and satisfaction. As a psychologist and life coach, and also as a woman whose mission is to support other women to help florist to their fullest I would do my best to help you be confident, happy and vibrant again. In the meanwhile following things may help you both inderstand nad manage stress. When our mind is hooked into past it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. 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. Let me. Know if you need any further help.
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How to do meditation. For long concentration. In study and retain whatever read forever.

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. Meditation is not that easy to do. Complete meditation takes years to achieve. Only meditation master achieve it. 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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Namaskar sir mera bahut Kathin samasya hai. Mera bahut depression anxiety tention hoti hai. Meh bar bar man meh ek hi chis k liye bolta reheta hu. Mera jab depression anxiety hoti hai tab sar meh bahut dard hoti hai aur pura sar tightness lagta hai, bahut kuch chis vhul jata hu, Nind thik nahi hoti hai, mera ye sammasya 7 year se hai. Meh Himalaya ka Mentat ek dabai leta hu but ye dabai avi thik se kam nahi karta hai. Sir kuch medicine ap bol dene se meh apka avari rahunga.

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General Physician,
Namaskar sir mera bahut Kathin samasya hai. Mera bahut depression anxiety tention hoti hai. Meh bar bar man meh ek hi...
If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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Sir im studying mbbs I work to hard to secure marks my frnds with less time getting good results im not bothering about others but What is lagging in me how to improve my memory, concentration levels and iq levels is there any medicine like that or any brain exercise like that please suggest me sir.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful Your brain is like a muscle. You need to exercise it regularly. The exciting thing is that you don’t have to be a millionaire to increase your brain capacity. All you need to do is invest a little time to regularly train your brain. So what can you do? Here are 10 simple ways you can increase your brain power and improve your intelligence! 1. Do something new When you experience something ‘new’ you actually ‘stimulate’ your brain! Don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same old things – the only way to change the structure of your brain is to do something new. This creates new neural pathways, increasing your intelligence. You could take a new route to work, try a new recipe for dinner, or even a new form of exercise – mix it up! 2. Exercise regularly It’s been proven that regular exercise helps to increase brain function and enhances neurogenesis. This means that every time you exercise you are creating new brain cells! Get off the couch and get moving! Your brain will thank you for it :) 3. Train your memory How often do you hear people say “I wish I had a better memory!’ Yet no-one does anything about this! If you discipline yourself to memorise phone numbers and other important numbers (passport, credit card, insurance, driving license) you will start to see a marked improvement in your memory 4. Be curious Instead of taking everything at face value, get into the habit of questioning everyday things/products, services that you come into contact with. By being ‘curious’ and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate & create new ideas. Curiosity may have killed that cat, more importantly it created super important things like electricity and computers! 5. Think positive Stress & anxiety kill existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress & anxiety. Try and get a handle on negative thoughts and make an effort to replace them with positive ones. 6. Eat healthy Our diets have a HUGE impact on brain function. Our brains consume over 20% of all nutrients & oxygen that we consume – so remember to feed your brain with the good stuff! (i.e. fresh fruit and veg & plenty of OMEGA 3 oils found in oily fish) 7. Read a book Reading relieves tension & stress (brain-cell killers) because it’s a form of escapism. Research has also shown that using your imagination is a great way to train your brain because you force your mind to ‘picture’ what you are imagining. Reading is a great way to trigger your imagination! 8. Get enough sleep Sleep is like a mini detox for the brain. This is when your body regenerates cells and removes all the toxins that have built up during the day. Get to bed between the hours of 9pm and midnight to benefit from the most effective hours of sleep! 9. Ditch the GPS Gone are the days of map reading! Sat Nav may have made our lives easier, it has also made our brains lazier and less efficient at the same time! Go back to the old school and use a map to navigate every now and then (this exercises the part of your brain responsible for understanding spatial relationships). 10. Ban the calculator Remember back at school when we were taught to use our brains to do simple sums like times tables?! It’s incredible how we now rely on devices like smart-phones and laptops to calculate really simple equations. Resist the urge to work things out using an external device – and use the device you were born with – your brain!
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I had smoking habit so what should I to ignore smoke?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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Madam I actually engaged weed addiction whom I have much control. But I want to eat the best medicine doctor tells Me will be so great fod us.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
Masturbation is very common. There are no health risks with masturbation. Skin irritation (rashes) is possible, but using plenty of lubrication will keep that from happening. If you worry that you masturbate too much, ask yourself this question: Does masturbation interfere with my daily functioning? If it interrupts or gets in the way of your job, your responsibilities, or your social life, you may need to consult with a doctor. Masturbation does NOT make sex organs shrink or grow or change color, texture, or appearance. Masturbation does NOT cause infertility — men and boys will not run out of sperm. What to do to get rid of this masturbation: -Use Library for study if you are student. -Do not be alone at home/ room. -Read good books/ avoid watching porn movies. -Remember god in morning/ sleeping time. -Keep portrait of some your family member or god in your room. Feel free to consult again, I will suggest you some other techniques too when u start on working on these.
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Hi I am 24 year girl from last few months am feeling alone, neglected by everyone. Its like nobody needs me. My boyfriend ignoring me, if I am doing anything good for my family members they pretend like it was not good effort. Recently I got fired from my company just because of my angerness I really dont know what should I do I feel like no body can understnad me I dont know why always people shows that I am the one who will never right decision in life. Please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
That can be very difficult for you if you feel that nobody is needing you. But if you are doing something good, then why are you letting their description of you affect you. Stay connected with how you define yourself rather than how the world defines you. The world will always have an opinion on everything. So will you let it affect you all the time? yet, let me point out that showing anger is counterproductive especially if it' s out of context and out of place. People see it as anti social and unproductive behaviour. At the workplace, you need to be careful of showing your anger. Do learn healthy ways to express your anger. This can be learnt in counselling with anger management sessions. As far as the boy friend goes, if he' s ignoring you, then are you making yourself available all the time and he' s taking you for granted or are you throwing your weight around and controlling him? what I am trying to say here is that if he' s behaving in that manner, then what are you doing to bring this behaviour out from him. You need to be self aware and be empathetic to other people' s needs as well as your needs. All this can happen in counselling, which will help you to control anger, gain self confidence and control over self expression along with a boost in self esteem.
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I feel alone, I want to study more as I am preparing for jee so I want to stop my mind diversion towards girls and sexual.Please tell.

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 feel alone, I want to study more as I am preparing for jee so I want to stop my mind diversion towards girls and se...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always ends up in negative territory. Over thinking leads to obsession, self talking and laziness. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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I was sincere student till 12th then in college I cannot focus on studies and always tend to postpone important task and if I concentrate too long I feel mentally tired. I always procrastinating and now I want to study but I can not. I think I have adultAdHD even at day before exam I cannot concentrate and do other things. I also have other adhd symptoms like fidgeting and cannot sit at one place. Due to this I feel guilty and anxious about exam and daily when I cannot study, Its like I want to study but I can't.

MA IN PSYCHOLOGY, PGDVGCC
Psychologist, Pune
I was sincere student till 12th then in college I cannot focus on studies and always tend to postpone important task ...
Dear lybrate-user, procrastination is a common problem, but if not dealt with soon enough, can result in serious consequences in the future. First thing you should know is that you are not able to concentrate, not because your procrastinate, but because you procrastinate, and thus you are not able to concentrate. Procrastination, fidgeting and all sbuch distractive phenomena arise when either your brain is anxious, or your brain is unable to work out a way from a problem you are facing or just because you might not have anything to do. For instance let us say your exams just got over and you don't do any work for a long time, making the recently finished exams a reason for not working. Now what happens is your brain gets used to this routine of" no work" for a long time. And thus, when you start working again, you suddenly realise you had to do so much more. Because your brain starts picking up the fragments of works which were left undone. And this happens to a lot of people. There are multitudinous ways you can control procrastination. But by far the best solution is" meditation" and it is exactly this phenomenon which we intend to control by meditating. And meditation has many forms. You don't have to sit on the floor for hours in" dhayn mudras" meditation is the art of learning how to focus. You can start with anything you like (reading, music. Start with 15 min. Every day. And then, increase it to 30 min. And then an hour or two. You might not have observed but people don't generally procrastinate while doing something they love. Hope this will help you. With best wishes.
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How can I go for misarticulation theraphy?

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Speech Therapist,
Articulation error correction is done in speech therapy. Consult a speech pathologist for misarticulation therapy. Good luck.
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I am 20 years old and I am suffering from phobia. What should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I am 20 years old and I am suffering from phobia. What should I do?
Dear , phobia and anxiety disorder is not a disease. It is a disorder. Mental disorder not requires medicines. Psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation etc are enough to cure your problem. You must learn and educate yourself about your anxiety disorder. The more you try to" cure" your anxiety, anxiety increases and cure is not possible. You have to change your mindset.
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Stress Free

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Stress Free

How to effectively handle work related stress

The statistics on stress at workplace are staggering with half of respondents in studies reporting that they face higher than normal stress levels at work. Stress is a silent killer and can lead to serious health issues like stroke and heart attack. Stress at the workplace could be due to excessive workloads, unclear responsibilities, lack of control, unrealistic deadlines and noisy work environment.

While it is a good thing to be competitive and excel in whatever you are doing, it is also very important to learn to tackle stress and take life easy. Remember, we live only once! here are some simple and effective ways to handle workplace stress:

1. Seek support at work

Research has shown that having one good friend at work reduces the chances of quitting. Sharing your thoughts with another person not only reduces the stress levels but also might lead to discovering new ways to handle tough situations. Take proactive steps to be more friendly and sociable at work.

2. Manage work better

Try prioritizing better and not expecting perfection in every task. In case your role is over-loaded, try talking to your manager to reduce the load or if possible, delegate some work. Accept that you have certain limits to your productivity and do not try to prove yourself by over-working.

3. Get moving

It is a proven fact that exercises in any form reduces stress levels. Try to exercise for half an hour daily in the form walking, swimming, playing a sport or running. You can take short walking breaks at work that can add up to half an hour in a day.

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4. Try breathing exercises

Breathing deeply for four counts on inhale and exhale can reduce stress levels immediately. You can try alternating breathing exercise i. E. Long inhale with one nostril and exhaling with the other nostril, which brings focus and energy in the morning before starting work.

5. Take a power nap

10 minutes of shut eye goes a long way in recharging your tired brain. Any longer than 15 minutes will end up making you groggy. Just put your head down on the desk, and clear your mind of all thoughts for 10 minutes.

6. Eat right

Food has a big role to play in determining our stress levels. Avoid processed food, sugar and high amount of refined carbs like flour, white rice etc. Maintaining your blood glucose levels by eating more complex carbohydrates that are slowly digested like ragi, jowar, bajra gives you steady energy levels throughout the day.

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7. Get enough sleep

Over-worked employees often cut back on sleep and try to squeeze in work at night. Over the long term, this practice can severely impact your health and leads to more stress. A restful night's sleep of at least 6 hours is mandatory for all adults. Lack of sleep causes irritability and diminished ability to deal with stress. Avoid looking at laptop, tv or phone screens when you are trying to fall asleep.

You have to take charge of your own work-life balance and draw the line where you feel uncomfortable since no one will do it for you. Over-working might give benefits in the short term in terms of recognition and promotion, but it causes emotional, mental and physical burnout in the long term. Stay healthy, stay happy.

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I can not remember anything for long time I forget things. How I can improve my memory.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there, short term memory allows you to retain a small amount of information for a short amount of time. Think of it as a temporary workspace where information is consciously registered before being processed into long term memory. A lot of short term data is thrown straight out and is never committed to long term memory. But when we immediately throw out data we want to remember, it becomes a problem. So how can we retain the important stuff so that it sticks when we really want to remember something? in this article, we'll look at the causes of short term memory loss and how you can actively improve it through daily brain training, mnemonic devices, an ultimate memory improvement software and memory supplements. What causes short term memory loss? there are many things that disrupt your conscious processing of new memories. For example, if you can't absorb new information properly, then you have no hope of remembering it later. It's quite normal to forget things committed to recent memory, like what you had for breakfast or where you put your keys. This is a sign of aging, and its the biggest cause of short term memory loss. Your brain stops growing and starts shrinking in your 20s, and so you have fewer brain cells as you get older. While it doesn't usually affect your active memory (minutes), it does affect your recent memory (hours). However, other types of short term memory loss can be a cause of concern. It is associated with a whole host of diseases and disorders, including: alcohol abuse alzheimer's disease atlantic mussel food poisoning cerebral tumor cerebrovascular disease chronic fatigue syndrome chronic stress creutzfeldt jakob disease dementia depression drug abuse encephalitis head injury hiv/aids huntington's disease hypothyroidism lead poisoning marijuana abuse mental illness morgellon's disease normal pressure hydrocephalus sleep deprivation smoking stroke syphilis vitamin b12 deficiency if you feel your short term memory loss is not directly related to aging, you should check out the section on the wider causes of memory loss. However, depending on the underlying cause of your short term memory loss, there are some practical techniques you can use to help restore it. How to improve your short term memory most people compensate for short term memory loss by keeping notes and writing lists of important data. This may provide a quick solution but it doesn't challenge your brain to remember more - if anything, you're using your active memory even less. Automatically storing all your numbers in a cell phone or pda doesn't exactly help either. Instead, it's far better to: perform brain training learn memory techniques take a memory supplement all of these will optimize your brain to perform better naturally - without any artificial aids which will ultimately make it lazy. 1. Brain training it's important to keep your mind sharp as you age. Studies have found that seniors who do crosswords, puzzles, read, write and play card games delayed the onset of dementia. You only need do this kind of mental exercise twice a day in order to help prevent your mental powers from stagnating. The other good news is, brain training is fun! for memory improvement games, I recommend lumosity online brain training. It's free to begin with so you can get a taste of what's available, offering a wide range of simple and scientifically-proven memory games designed for all ages. By practicing daily, you can track your performance and monitor your level of improvement. It's a great resources for anyone serious about sharpening their working memory skills. 2. Memory improvement techniques take a look at some of these memory improvement techniques, designed to help you store more dry data and flex that memory muscle of yours. Exercise a - chunking studies show that most people can comfortably store 7 random digits. In order to make this a lot easier we naturally use a technique called chunking - separating the data into smaller blocks, such as hyphenating phone numbers. How to improve short term memory: chunkingsome people stretch this technique to remember their 16-digit credit card number, broken down into chunks of 4 digits. Can you do this? don't worry if not, most people have simply never tried. After all, we do have this mentality of writing things down instead of making the effort required to remember them. So next time you need to remember a phone number, try the good old method of chunking and committing it to memory first. Repetition and writing it down will help. But the aim of this exercise is to recall the number from memory later on in the day - and not have to refer to a cell phone or scrap of paper. Exercise b - mnemonic devices a mnemonic device is a verbal or visual memory improvement technique that makes it easier to remember a host of seemingly unrelated data. It works by evoking vivid and unusual mental imagery and emotions, thereby giving dry data meaning. Mnemonic devices this mnemonic device will remind you to call your angry gorilla-like boss today. Simple mnemonics can be as basic as a rhyme or acronym to create a reference point for the data you're trying to learn. For instance, my very easy method just sums up nine planets tells us the order of the planets in orbit is mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune, pluto. Don't worry pluto, you are still a planet to me! we have all used simple mnemonics like this before - but there are many more clever mnemonic devices to enhance your memory. My favorite are the ones involving colorful visualizations (like a ton of garbage falling down on my head when the clock chimes six) reminding me to take the garbage out. Whether you are battling aging memory loss or super-charging a healthy student memory, mnemonic devices are an excellent habit to form. You will soon be able to quickly memorize long lists of items, tasks, or important facts and recall them from your short term memory with ease. These can also be translated to long term memories if you wish. These powerful techniques can be applied to everyday life and not only help you recall data more easily, it is also another great form of brain training. 3. Memory vitamins sometimes memory loss can be attributed to a nutritional deficiency in the diet. Experts recommend eating more nutrient-rich foods or specific vitamin supplements to restore balance. This provides the brain with all the nutrients it needs to function properly, including the way it forges and retrieves memories. If you are looking to improve your short term memory, you may find it helps to take a memory supplement, in addition to eating a healthy balanced diet. Using the latest memory research, I have compiled a list of the best memory vitamins. These include vitamins b, c, e and omega-3 fatty acids. I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery.
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I am suffering from psychiatric problem for the last 25 years.Initially Dr. Named the illness as Schzophrenia. Now i am ref to another Psychiatrist for 7 years and he said it is Bi-Polar disorder.I have symptoms like sleep problem, voices, concentration, memory/forgetfulness,etc. I am taking medicines daily for 7 years. If i show improvement medicines qty will come down. Pls advice?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Both schizophrenia and bipolar mood disorder are psychotic spectrum disorder. Some time it exist together called schizoaffective disorder. So don't go for name of Illness. U have to take medicine for a long period of time and along with u have to change ur daily routine and u have to be involve in community also.
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I am depression how could solve it.

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist,
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having 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 like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. You may also consult me.
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I am 20 year old man and I have problem of negative thinking. Always when I think about any situation or any condition I am too much negative about that matter and I want to change this thinking and I want to be think positively always please suggest me some best solution for this. What should I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 20 year old man and I have problem of negative thinking. Always when I think about any situation or any conditio...
Hi, Negative thinking can be a habit of mind. Thoughts sink in and linger there until you take action to get rid of them. When you first start thinking negatively, it can be tempting to try and force those thoughts out of your head. You try as hard as possible to stop thinking about them and push them out. But this approach often backfires. Resisting those negative thoughts can actually reinforce that thinking pattern and just make things worse. The more you try not to think about something, the more you actually end up thinking about it. To get rid of negative thinking, you need to try a different approach – something that will clear your mind of those negative thoughts once and for all. Here are seven ways to clear your mind of negative thinking. 1. Change your body language Take a moment to observe your body language. Are you slouching with a closed stance? Are you frowning? If you are, you’re more likely to think negatively. Bad body language can lower your self-image and lead to a lack of confidence. In that emotional state, it’s only natural to start having bad thoughts. Sit up straight in a confident manner. Open your stance and smile more. Fix your body language and you’ll feel a lot better. It might be just what you need to clear those negative thoughts. 2. Talk it out Sometimes negative thinking occurs because you have issues or emotions you need to get out. It’s not good to keep things to yourself. If you have something that needs to be addressed, you should talk through them with someone. Putting things into words gives your thoughts shape and form. That can help you put things into perspective so you can deal with them at the root of the problem. 3. Spend one minute calming your mind of all thought When your mind is running a mile a minute, it can be hard to keep up. With everything racing around your head, it can be hard to control the thoughts going on inside – especially the negative ones. Slow things down. One minute of calming is often all it takes. It’s kind of like meditation – you’re emptying your mind. Think of it as a reboot. Once it’s empty, you can fill it with something a little more positive. 4. Change the tone of your thoughts Sometimes negative thinking is the result of poor perspective. Take a look at the point of view you take on the things going on around you. For example, instead of thinking, “I’m going through a difficult time and I’m having trouble,” think “I’m facing some challenges, but I’m working on finding solutions.” You’re basically saying the same thing, except the second way has a more positive spin to it. But sometimes that little tonal shift can make a huge difference to your thinking patterns. 5. Be creative When negative thoughts come, it can pay to spend some time creatively. Find a creative outlet for your thoughts. Write things out. Draw or paintsomething – even if you have to use a crayon. As long as you’re using your creativity to get your negativity out, it can work. Exploring your emotions through creativity acts like auto-therapy and can elevate your mood. Creativity can feel like a release. When you put your emotions through an art form, you get them out of your system and clear them out. 6. Take a walk Because thoughts arise in the mind, it’s easy to assume that’s where they’re formed. Well, that’s only partly true. Sometimes our thoughts are a product of our environment. For example, if you surrounded yourself with negative people and negative imagery, you’d probably start to think negatively in turn. Stepping away from a negative environment can help immensely. Take a walk alone away from your usual atmosphere. Head somewhere uplifting like a park or museum. Time spent distancing yourself from those negative influences can bring you great peace of mind. 7. Start listing out what you’re grateful for Have you forgotten all the good things you have going for you? Sometimes in the daily grind, we lose focus on all the ways things that are going right in our lives. If that’s you, then you need to re-train your mind to focus on all the good happening around you instead of the bad. List off everything you’re grateful for no matter how small they seem to be. Don’t take anything for granted anymore. Sometimes the good things in our lives are right in front of our faces and we still fail to see them. Stop being blind to the positive things you already have going for you. Consult for therapy.
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Hello Sir, I am Happy with my work in Stock Market as an Analyst. My question is some old events n conversation n neglected by some of my close friends are not getting out of my mind. I feels depression out of that. I tried so many times to remove those events of my mind but not getting that success. I am animal lover.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello Sir,
I am Happy with my work in Stock Market as an Analyst. My question is some old events n conversation n neg...
You have to use willpower to avoid thinking about the past which are long gone. Take interest in your present life and do meditation and yoga to help you
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Hey I'm 18 years .I have always in depression. But I don't know what is the reason. I'm have also headache. What's going in my mind I don't know.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hey I'm 18 years .I have always in depression. But I don't know what is the reason. I'm have also headache. What's go...
Dear Lybrate User, kindly consult a Counsellor. The Counsellor will help you to understand what is going on in your mind. May be you are under stress. Talking to a Counsellor will relieve you of your suppressed emotions. Many times your suppressed emotions and stress may cause headache. Kindly seek help and take care.
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I m 21 year old boy. Actually I do not sleep in the night, become of my thoughts. When I lay on the bed my mind begin to think about the poorness and orphan childrens. And those people who do not think others problems. And my soul say to me I should do anything for those people, but my parents thoughts does not match with my thoughts. And I do not say my parents about my thoughts because they think negatively. Mostly I'm affected with my parents thoughts. Because they understand, they knows everything and they do not want any advice with any older person. And I m doing engineering. And I want to do something very different for the poor people. Sir please help me I'm not sleeping for last 5 days. Please sir.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I m 21 year old boy. Actually I do not sleep in the night, become of my thoughts. When I lay on the bed my mind begin...
Hello, If you have soft corner for poor people and you genuinely want to help them, so get associated with any of the NGOs which run such programmes for poor population. This way, you can do both - your studies as well as helping poor. I appreciate your thoughts! Go ahead with the positive thinking as you are doing social work and it's not shameful work at all! But a balance between your personal and professional life is very important, so that either of them shouldn't interfere each other! Also, don't make it an obsession, because earning money is also an important source for helping others. Respect your parents thinking as well as they have spent entire life for you, so that you could stand on your feet. Respect them as no one else will come to help you in time of need. You will be left alone! Make them understand by proving yourself efficient for both - your profession of engineering and helping poor. This way your and your parents wishes will be fulfilled! Rest in on you.
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