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Dr. Sam Mathew

Psychologist, Mumbai

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I wonder is there any food or a practice to increase my concentration. I'm so distracted at what I'm doing!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Tirunelveli
Do some regular actives more than 45 minutes for 45 days by same time. Example: meditation/painting or book reading some like that.
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My memorizing power is going down and I'm continuously losing my hearing power as doctors are saying that by inner ear bone getting harder. What should I do to get confirm remedy.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
You may be having otosclerosis which is stiffening of bone in middle ear and cause hearing problem. It can be corrected by surgery. Consult a good ENT specialist
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I feel like to sleep always and I will not get any interest to do work if I try to work I will get tried soon. And I am unable to concentrate on my studies please help to get out of this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I feel like to sleep always and I will not get any interest to do work if I try to work I will get tried soon. And I ...
Cause of Over sleeping A) Alcohol, smoking, drugs caffeine, sleeping pills B) stress, depression, fatigue inadequate/disturbed sleep, C) obesity, lack of physical activity D) Environmental factor like room is too hot/cold, excess light, noise, un cofortable bed E) Hypo thyroidism, diabetes, Heart disease F) sleeping dis order like sleep Apnoea (Breathing disorder where you stop breathing periodically in the night, due to blockage of Airway), narcolepsy (day time sleep), Restless leg syndrome Treatment A) Have a proper sleep schedule-Get up and go to bed at same time everyda y (body’s natural clock –cicardian rhythm will be accordingly activated) B) Good sleeping environment (Quiet, cool, dark, comfortable bed room without noise, light), C) Avoid caffeine/alcohol/nicotine 4-6 hours before bed time, D) Avoid day time sleep, daily exercise, light reading for 15 minutes daily before going to bed E. Avoid anxiety/stress/depression/fear/boredom/lack of motivation.
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Can the adverse effects of alcohol like low libido and poor sexual function and low testosterone levels be reversed by quitting alcohol? Or need to be on some medication? Query for 32 year old male weighing 86 Kgs, height 5'8.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Can the adverse effects of alcohol like low libido and poor sexual function and low testosterone levels be reversed b...
Dear lybrate-user, please remember that no medication can help reverse alcohol related damage if alcohol use continues. If you stop alcohol use, there is a very good chance that sexual problems will reverse. However, if the use has been very long and in large quantities, it may not be reversible. In any case please do not waste money on fake products that claim to improve sexual health along with continued alcohol use. You might want to get a liver function test (blood test) done to see the extent of damage. Hope that helps!
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I've had a very bad relationship with a guy and I feel lost and very depressed now. I do not feel like eating anything and I cannot focus on my studies.becozof this I'm losing weight and and I do not even have friends here for an emotional support. I'm only 17 years old. I know I was way too young for all this but I've been fooled and lied on. And I cannot even share all this stuff with my parents neither can go to a doctor so my friend suggested me to try this app. Please can someone suggest me how to get out of all this? I'm so messed up mentally and I really need some suggestions and tips.

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've had a very bad relationship with a guy and I feel lost and very depressed now. I do not feel like eating anythin...
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear from a deep love relationship is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Hi. I don't know why, I always get negative thoughts first. But people always tell that thinking positive will get positive results. Even though I don't think either in negative or positive way. But one thing is real that am not growing in my career as good as I think. Does my way of thinking is or do I really suffer from any depressive symptoms. Sometimes even I couldn't even participate in sex because of some stress. Kindly suggest me.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi. I don't know why, I always get negative thoughts first. But people always tell that thinking positive will get po...
Hi lybrate-user! You need to undergo treatment for overcoming your negative thoughts bcoz you have already tried ways, but you are not able to overcome right, then definitely you need some assistance and guidance who would help you overcome this problem. You have a stressful job I feel, definitely reason also does its part in your negative thoughts as well as your sexual interest. You need to actually find out what job you are into, is there job satisfaction, if not you need to find out more suitable job for you. When things goes well, definitely you want get negative thoughts. When you are having some personal, family or cafree problem, then definitely you will end with negative thoughts. Try to join Gym to become more active, which would help you overcome this problem. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me when you find difficulty to manage. Take Care. Be active. With regards
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I'm in depression how to come out of it please suggest me. I don't. No wat. Im dng soo plz.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm in depression how to come out of it please suggest me. I don't. No wat. Im dng soo plz.
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate 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 19 years old college going girl. My problem is that my mood changes so suddenly that even I cannot predict it. I don't know suddenly my mood changes, without any reason. I feel it difficult to cope up with this mood swings. I have done meditation and all the things. Tried and tired. WHAT COULD BE THE ACTUAL REASON BEHIND IT? AS IT EFFECTS MY LIFE A LOT. HOW MY MOOD CAN CHANGE SO IMMEDIATELY?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 19 years old college going girl. My problem is that my mood changes so suddenly that even I cannot predict it. I...
These switching moods are not a good sign and you must therefore visit a counselor first and if that person thinks that you need to meet with a doctor then you must. I also suggest that you take your parents along because they will be able to throw light on any past events in childhood that may have contributed to this development. I hope this was a recent phenomenon because then the possibilities for change are good. In counseling, which incidentally will be a long term intervention, you will learn of a lot of ways to cope with life and make adjustments that are essential for normal living. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You must exercise regularly (I know you have tried this but do it consistently), eat healthily and sleep normally too. When you exercise vigorously the energy of the anger will be expelled and you will feel anger minus the force, and therefore it will be easier to manage. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. If you are put on medication then the combination of medication with therapy must be maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns: after that it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor.
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My mind is not relaxed I dun knw why due to which my studies r affected pls suggest m whats to do as my xms r near help out if there ny medicine fr relaxation pls tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
When you are not studying take break with some nice soothing music, divine music or walking outside especially in morning and listening to audio on your earphones, and do some meditation and yoga to balance mind. Avoid meat, eggs and intoxicants and too much time of social media and television.
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Whether performance anxiety can be treated through medicine or CBT or rTMS can cure? Please advice.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Whether performance anxiety can be treated through medicine or CBT or rTMS can  cure? Please advice.
For a mild and moderate anxiety, only cbt can help. But a severe case of anxiety will need medications, counselling, exercising and diet interventions.
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I am lost last year sombody then I feel so bad pls give me solution for forget them.

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 lost last year sombody then I feel so bad pls give me solution for forget them.
Dear, I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I am schizophrenic and on amisulpride and quietiapine fumerate. There is relief, but for thought disturbances ie I get aggressive thoughts, which is impairing my day to day activities. Will serenace help?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Never attempt to take medicines on your own. I feel the psychiatrist whom you have contacted might have advised some physical activity. Please follow them. Still if you don't get relief then you can consult.
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I have sore throat and I am not able to eat anything and even when I smoke I get coughs mostly dry coughs and even shiver wen smoking.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
I have sore throat and I am not able to eat anything and even when I smoke I get coughs mostly dry coughs and even sh...
Smoking is not healthy Mr. Lybrate-user, this leads to dryness of the mouth, nose and mouth mucosa are nearly same at the posterior end, and any symptoms of throat comes with symptoms of nose also dear sai the symptoms you are getting are due to dryness of the mouth, this is because of lack of mucus in the mouth which is protective layer of our mouth, and is being produced in the mouth by glands which will be helped by good and healthy blood supply to the glands, blood with good blood cells will take oxygen to the gland and gland works, they require oxygen in ample of amount, so if you do not take iron diet on daily basis than this will lead to less of mucus production and hence lead to dryness and thick mucus problem, this thick mucus leads to irritation in mouth hence leads to itching in the mouth, start taking good iron diet on daily basis, and shakes, avoid salty and spicy food. Cough is due to dry mucus stick to throat tissue.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is something bothering you and that is causing the distraction to prevent you from recalling what you have learned. You must identify that stress and deal with it with a counselor to regain your memory. In the meantime please do the following regularly: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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Hi, how r you madam, me not fine, because feeling insecure, some people in my life I want to avoid, but they remain in my mind, I don't want to even remember them, my mood changes always, I feel not happy, this makes me anger and depressed ,guide me.

Diploma In Anesthesiologist, MBBS
Anesthesiologist, Jamshedpur
Hi, how r you madam, me not fine, because feeling insecure, some people in my life I want to avoid, but they remain i...
try to avoid situation in which u r uncomfortable . do some mediation have good food don't indulge in any fight with anyone review back Be happy Be Healthy
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Is passive smoking harmful? I am staying with my friends who smokes all 10 to 20 cigarettes in a day and i am a non smoker.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Yes, passive smoking is as bad as smoking. Either change your friend or the room. Motivate your friend to give-up smoking. I thing some times friends are best motivator for a person to change a habit or give up an addiction. You don't indulge yourself to smoking, by the by.
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I am suffering from constipation for 3 days and I am feeling stress, I can't concentrate on my studies. Please help.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am suffering from constipation for 3 days and I am feeling stress, I can't concentrate on my studies. Please help.
Hello- try these effective ayurvedic medicine for constipation- 1) eranda sukumar tail 1 tsp at night time. 2) abhyaristha 2 tsp twice daily with water.
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My friend has habit of smoking from last 12 years. He used to smoke ocassionlly & regularly in this 12 years. I guess he has smoked more than 2000 cigrrates till now. Now he is worried about his habit and feeling panic about smoking bad effects on his health. So please suggest us which test we can do so he will able to know what impact has happen to his body before he will suffer from cancer or any kind of illness occur by cigrrates. So better he will go through medical test or medical treatments as per your consultation before facing some serious consequences because of cigarettes. Please suggest us is it any way to know the damages has happen to his body because of cigarette. Also suggest him what to do so he will not face some serious consequences like cancer or lungs diseases in future.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
He needs to go for a comp[elte medical checkup, which the doctor will prescribe. Anyway, it does not matter what the results show. He just needs to quit this very bad habit, immediately. To enable this ask him to follow some of these remedies: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. 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 the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Hi I am 27 years last few months back I had anxiety n acidity problem, but since from last 3-4 days I have palpitations regularly and I fell pain for 1 min in a day for 2-3 times. Is it heart problems or anxiety and does increase in cholesterol and triglycerides leads to palpitations? Please reply.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hi I am 27 years last few months back I had anxiety n acidity problem, but since from last 3-4 days I have palpitatio...
I am advising you following remedy natural home remedy using almonds, milk, saffron and honey: 1. Soak 8-10 almonds in water overnight 2. Peel off the skin and crush them in the morning 3. Add 1 tsp of crushed almonds to 1 cup warm milk 4. Add a pinch of soaked saffron 5. Add 1 tbsp of honey 6. Mix well 7. Drink once every day this remindy will be helpful.
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