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Dr. Sam Mathew

Psychologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Sam Mathew Psychologist, Mumbai
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How to Treat Depersonalization Disorder?

M.D Psychiatry , Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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A person suffering from depersonalization disorder often feels detached from their thoughts and is often faced with a steange feeling that you are being separated from your emotions and your body. Feeling disconnected from his or her surrounding environment is one of the main symptoms of depersonalization disorder. An affected person might feel like an alien, living in a world of fantasy and fear of getting crazy or depressed, anxious and panicky. A patient with depersonalization disorder does not lose his contact with reality and realizes that his perceptions are unreal. This health condition is a form of dissociative disorder, where the brain gets affected.

Treatment: People seeking treatment for depersonalization disorder are primarily concerned with the associated symptoms such as anxiety and disorder. Treatment is required when the disorder is recurring or long lasting, and when the symptoms cause severe distress. The aim of the treatment is to eliminate all causes of stress when the symptoms show up. The method of treatment depends on the nature of the triggers and on the severity of the symptoms. Here is a list of the most effective treatment methods:

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy is an effective treatment procedure for depersonalization disorder. Psychological techniques are used to help an affected person recognize his feelings and for communicating his thoughts to a therapist. Thoughts which may lead to depersonalization experience are expressed by a person in this process. Cognitive therapy is utilized for changing dysfunction thought patterns in an affected person.
Medication: There are no medicines for the general treatment of depersonalization disorder. Several medicines are used to treat the symptoms. In patients who experience depression and severe anxiety, antidepressant and antianxiety medicines may be prescribed. Antipsychotic medicines are also used to cure disordered thinking and improper perception of reality.
Family therapy: Family therapy educates the affected person's family about the disorder, its causes and the family members learn how to recognize the symptoms.
Creative therapy: Creative therapies, such as art therapy or music therapy, enable a patient to recognize and express his feelings better in a creative and safe way.
Clinical hypnosis: This process involves intense relaxation, concentration and focus of attention in order to achieve an altered state of consciousness. This makes a patient more aware, and he can explore his thoughts and feelings, which have been absent from his conscious mind.

Complete recovery from depersonalization disorder is possible for most of the patients. The symptoms go away by themselves after treatment. Treatment makes a person more effective in dealing with stress or trauma, which might act as triggers for further recurrence of this disorder. Treatment is necessary and avoiding treatment might cause severe complications later. It is recommended to consult a doctor for the best treatment measures.
How to Treat Depersonalization Disorder?
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I am 20 year old and working from some time I feel sad and always wants to remain alone and I cry over small things. I run away from my family and also from friends. Sometimes I feel hopeless and burden on my family. I lost my interest in every thing I can't remember things. I am short tempered and when I am angry my head start paining badly. If things are not going as I wish I feel bad. I don't like to make new friends. I ran away from my family and friends as I don't want to talk with anyone. Please let me know that am I facing depression.

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I am 20 year old and working from some time I feel sad and always wants to remain alone and I cry over small things. ...
Dear lybrate user, you are very sad, disappointed and feeling frustrated and hopeless. You are not depressed. But you need to talk to someone about your intense feelings. You might get into depression, if you continue like this. If you want to avoid your family and friends, then talk to a counsellor and share your burden. You will feel lighter. Once your intense emotions are released, you will be able to think rationally and then you will be able find out options to resolve your issues which are making you cry so often. Take care.
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Reasons for Choosing Homeopathy for Stress Treatment

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We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress.

Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being.

Here is a list of valid reasons for choosing homeopathy for stress treatment:

1. Identifying the cause - Homeopathic medicines are not designed to suppress the symptoms and offer superficial relief. They work towards restoring the vitality of the body as a whole so that the body can itself combat with the diseases. Similar is the case for stress. Homeopathic medications address the underlying issues that cause stress and, therefore, they help you in dealing with your medical condition more effectively and permanently.

2. In-depth research - Homeopathy treatment is based on in-depth research to ascertain the factors that are responsible for your stress and deal with your condition accordingly. Your brain is just another organ operating on the same biochemical principles as or heart or thyroid or liver. We experience feelings, positive or negative, at the cellular level - scientifically, it is no more than a complex interaction of chemicals and electrical activity. The approach of homeopathy is more specific and, therefore, more effective.

3. Symptom-based treatment - Homeopathy recognizes the uniqueness of the various symptoms and responses associated with stress. For instance: Homeopathic medicines for stress, when the cause of stress is grief (eg: losing a dear one) is Ignatia and natrum mur; whereas the medicines for stress, when stress is caused due to 'long and stressful work hours' is kali phos.
Reasons for Choosing Homeopathy for Stress Treatment
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I am smoking so much. Mai chodna chahta hu but nahi chut raha. Will you help for that bad habits.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology , MBBS
Psychiatrist
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If you really want to quit gradually reduce it like one reduce one cigarette in one week use can use nicorette chewing gums three times a day.
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I want to know what are the symptoms of depression and also tell me how to focus of mind on single goal.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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I want to know what are the symptoms of depression and also tell me how to focus of mind on single goal.
Symptoms of depression may include the following: difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions fatigue and decreased energy feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping irritability, restlessness loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex overeating or appetite loss persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment persistent sad, anxious, or" empty" feelings thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts focussing mind can be done by meditation and yoga.
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Hello. My question is to psychiatrist doctors. What to do when we don't have any goal in life by our heart. Means in my life there is nothing remained which can help me to survive. Earlier I had a strong dream of becoming cricketer but bcoz of some reason I had to forget that and now there is no such thing in my life which can make me satisfied. So what to do. I daily wish to die but I can't I know the value for my parents. I tried to find some things which can which could be my goal but after someday I just lost my interest. So tell me what to do.

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Hello. My question is to psychiatrist doctors. What to do when we don't have any goal in life by our heart. Means in ...
Dear lybrateuser, -Do not get upset if you have to change your goal in life, there are so many other sports & avenues which can be explored & as per your liking & ability you can succeed in it -have a positive attitude towards life, see an opportunity & try to do the best in that field ,it may be any game, studies or any field -do regular exercises, yoga, meditation to keep your body & mind fit - develop some hobby, read inspirational books where you;ll come to know how famous people faced the odds bravely & succeeded, talk to friends, family -take interest , at your age there are so many avenues, search & follow it , you will surely succeed.
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I don't know I feel depressed angry I feel crying from 2years when my love was broken I want to change but I m not able to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I don't know I feel depressed angry I feel crying from 2years when my love was broken I want to change but I m not ab...
Hello lybrate-user, look forward to your life, have an ambition and work towards it. Find out any activity or work or any studies which you love to do. Concentrate on that.

Am I mental patient? I use to become angry on my gf if she do not listen what I use to say and start harming myself in front of her. I am very possessive person. Am I mentally ill? What should I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist
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Am I mental patient?
I use to become angry on my gf if she do not listen what I use to say and start harming myself i...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of chicory + 3 drops of gentian + 3 drops of agrimony. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose). You are not mentally ill.
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My mind is very angry please do you help me and my mind need to be good.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician
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Focus on the physical sensations of anger. While it may seem counterintuitive, tuning into the way your body feels when you?re angry often lessens the emotional intensity of your anger. Take some deep breaths. Deep, slow breathing helps counteract rising tension. The key is to breathe deeply from the abdomen, getting as much fresh air as possible into your lungs. Exercise. A brisk walk around the block is a great idea. It releases pent-up energy so you can approach the situation with a cooler head. Use your senses. Take advantage of the relaxing power of your sense of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. You might try listening to music or picturing yourself in a favorite place. Stretch or massage areas of tension. Roll your shoulders if you are tensing them, for example, or gently massage your neck and scalp. Slowly count to ten. Focus on the counting to let your rational mind catch up with your feelings. If you still feel out of control by the time you reach then, start counting again.Ask me privately for more help if you need.

How To Recognize Depression In Adults

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDPC, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Certified NLP Expert (California, USA), MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Alternating between being happy and sad as you go through life's ups and downs is normal, but if you're sad most of the time, it could be a sign of being depressed. Depression takes the joy out of all your activities, and can make merely getting through a day feel overwhelming. The first step to overcoming this problem is to understand its symptoms and causes. Not everyone experiences depression the same way, but here are a few questions that can help tell you if you are depressed or not.

Do you feel helpless?
It is common for depressed people to feel helpless and that everything around them is out of their control. As a result, the person may either stop participating in activities all together or try to control things they can't. Both situations are cyclic and lead to further depression.

Have you lost interest in daily activities?
The feeling of helplessness is one of the main reasons depressed people lose interest in activities. Another reason is that activities that were once enjoyed now do not seem interesting enough. In most cases, this leads to the person isolating himself and withdrawing from all his family and friends.

Do you often feel angry or irritated?
Depression is almost always accompanied by irritability and anger. Small annoyances that would usually be overlooked quickly, take on an inappropriate significance. This can lead to poor impulse control, substance abuse and anxiety disorder. In most cases, anger and depression are related by the person trying to take accountability for things that are out of his control and hence feeling helpless.

Is there a change in your sleep pattern?
Your sleep quality is very closely related to the way you feel. Depressed people often suffer either from insomnia or oversleeping. Depressed people can have trouble going to sleep as well as staying asleep. This can cause drowsiness and lethargy during the day. Sleep apnea is also linked with depression. As you can imagine, if this is left untreated, it will only worsen your depression.

Do you feel tired?
When the body does not get adequate sleep, you begin the day feeling tired. Thus, depressed people often feel fatigued and complain of a number of muscle and joint pains. This is because the body has not had enough time to regenerate cells during the night. This is usually complemented by complains of persistent headache and stomach aches, both of which are emotionally connected to the way you feel.

The nature of depression is such that it lowers a person's self-esteem to the point of interfering with his ability to seek help. Hence, if you have a positive response to the above questions, it is time to address your problem before it worsens.
How To Recognize Depression In Adults
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I am 27 year old and I don't have beards, less muscle formation I use to be in depression and less concentration power to which doctor I should consult?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I am 27 year old and I don't have beards, less muscle formation I use to be in depression and less concentration powe...
each have their own physical beauty. be happy with what u are.Dont compare urself with actors and gym bodies. They have their own weaknesses. Eat healthy food and do physical activity, stay away from harmful habits and enjoy life. All the best
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How I increase my memory and concentration. Please tell mediation with no side effects.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam. No medicines can help, really.

Alway I behave like an idiot, I want to speak something but I speak totally opposite. Frankly speaking I'm a mental.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist
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Alway I behave like an idiot, I want to speak something but I speak totally opposite.
Frankly speaking I'm a mental.
I think you did not get enough appreciation from your loved ones for all the good points that you have. And probably you did not learn how to behave in public from your parents or loved ones. Or probably someone close to you also behaves like this and you have learnt your behaviour from them. Never mind, hereafter, do not take negativity from others. And most importantly stop calling yourself" an idiot or a mental" by calling yourself an idiot/mental you are giving your ownself negative messages and your belief that you are an idiot/mental will grow stronger. If you were really mental or idiot, you would not have been asking this question through this platform. I sense, that somewhere inside, you know that you are wise and have lots of capacity to prove yourself. The only thing is no one els probably noticed it. It is a possibility that there are too many things on your mind when you speak or you may be under confident when you are talking to people, and hence, there is no co-relation between what you actually say and what you want to say. Pay attention to your thoughts and try to analyse them. Make an effort to drive away negative thoughts. Make a list of skills you are good at. Try to learn new skills. While in public, observe, how others speak, what kind of questions they ask etc. Practice a few conversations at home, when alone, that will boost your confidence. Believe in yourself. What others say about yourself does not matter, what you think about yourself matters a lot. Try to improve your communication skills. All the best.
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Sir I have a bad habit of eating pans since 15 years and ghutkas since 1 yr. So kindly suggest me instant medication to leave this habit as soon as possible.. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)and Dip inYoga and Naturopathy
Ayurveda
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Nicotine chewing gum is available inmarket.whenever u feel the urge for pan or gutka take it for 15days and then consult me again. It will take a bit of time.but will leave it soon. All the best.
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My problem is my talk. I do not perfectly tell the sentences and my tongue was struggled. please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist
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Write down small sentences and read it aloud when alone at home. Keep doing this at least for a month. Also read a few paragraphs from books, magazines and news paper, aloud while alone. It will give you some practice to talk consistently and your language skills will also improve. Try reciting sanskrit shlokas which will train your tongue. You may also consult a speech therapist.
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I want to give up smoking, I tried nicotine chewing gum bu could not help. Doctors also advised to stop smoking. Nothing helps me can you suggest something plz.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Nicotine gums can help reduce withdrawal when you slowly want to give up smoking. There are medicines which reduce craving per se. You can consult a psychiatrist, get evalauted and get the same. All the best.

Hoe to get rid of negative thoughts?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist
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Hoe to get rid of negative thoughts?
Dear , the duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. 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. I can help you with this. Take care.

My brother have tensed every time not relaxed. How can I help my brother. What are causes of this tension?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda
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My brother have tensed every time not relaxed. How can I help my brother. What are causes of this tension?
HI Lybrate USER. 1) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods. 2) avoid late night sleeping habits sleep upto 10-10.30 pm. 3) avoid coffee and tea A) take 2 tsf of SHATAVARI KALP with 250 ml of lukewarm water, in the morning instead of break fast ) take 60 ml of AUDUMBARAVLEHA along with 15 ml of honey and 2-2 tablet of VASANTKUSUMAKAR RASA and MOUTIKYUKTA KAMDUDHA VATI at night before sleep. C) take 10 gm of FENNEL SEEDS along with 10 gm jiggery after meals…D) eat 5-7 seeds of ALMONDS during meals do all these things for 30 days it gives you good result.

I at times get a feeling that I am not fit for anything. I get scared dat I myt displease anyone. Mentally I get weak.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist
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I at times get a feeling that I am not fit for anything. I get scared dat I myt displease anyone. Mentally I get weak.
Dear lybrate user it's really difficult to deal with this constant feelings of self doubt, worry, tension etc. It can really disturb your daily life style. It's good you have asked for solution because this shows that you are ready to bring change in your life style. You can do one thing that sit in a comfortable place, you may take 3 deep breaths and start praying to almighty about your situation. This may help you to relax and reflect upon your and then take pen and paper and you may try noting those thoughts and feelings as they come, without pausing. Write as much as you can and without worrying about the language or words you used. You just need to pour out your feelings. After finishing you may pray for peace. When you are in a relaxed state you may try to read that note and you may get the answers to your disturbing thoughts. Try out this and give your feedback. Take care.
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