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Dr. Shamsha Sonawalla

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

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I am 39 years old having forgetfullness disease i am suffering from this disease post 10 years. So please give me the solution.

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Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days

I am very depressed now because of many stresses so that I feel always illness and weaknesses please help me and having also some internal health problems.

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I am very depressed now because of many stresses so that I feel always illness and weaknesses please help me and havi...
Good Morning ~ Stresses can take the best of a person and make him into a depressed or anxious person who is non functional. It seems like you have recognized the fact that you are depressed. One way you can probably approach the situation is to find ways to cope better with the stresses that you are having. You will find time to ponder over the subject and come up with unique solutions if you do mindfulness meditation. I believe that you also will get rid of the internal health problems (you have not mentioned what they are), if you focus on distracting your mind from weaknesses and concentrate on issues that are helpful for bringing you back into a non-depressed state. Medications are helpful, however I recommend reading more about depression so as to come to proper conclusions regarding the necessity for treatment from a psychiatrist.

I have been taking anti depressants since 6, years, since then i have been suffering from erectile dysfunction. I feel very bad and hence less confident due to this. I have tried to stop taking anti depressants many times but am not able to even though with the help of my doctor. Please help

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I can definitely help you in this regard.Please contact me through Lybrate.Com I will change dependeing on information I need to collect further from you.

I forget what ever I study every day I can't remember it again even after 1 or 2 hours why my memory is so week because of it I am facings too much problems in cracking exams and even in working also.

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Anxiety is the biggest enemy of concetration, when some one is stressed about a exam then till a certain level it is good but if the stress goes beyoned a particular point your performance will come down so the key is to keep yourself in optimal stress so that you can perform better, if the anxiety is too much then you need to take help for it.

I'm low in confidence, what should I do?

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You can start your day with positive affirmations. Include some. Exercises in your daily routine. List down your achievements

How to differ between brain stroke and epilepsy? As patients gets unconsciousness in both attacks and in which there is the higher risk?

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In brain stroke it is one side weakness or speech problem and usually continue for long and epilepsy is more 2 to 3 min.

What is parkinson's disease?

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hello Parkinson's disease�affects the way you move. It happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the�brain.Normally, these nerve cells make an important chemical called dopamine. Dopamine sends signals to the part of your�brain�that controls movement. It lets your muscles move smoothly and do what you want them to do. When you have Parkinson's, these nerve cells break down. Then you no longer have enough dopamine, and you have trouble moving the way you want to.

I smoke 3_4 cigarette a day. I want to stop it. But I can not able to. One day I smoke 2 then very next day I smoke 4_5 cigarette. Once I tried a antismoke chewing but its taste was wrist so I avoid it. please help me and suggest which fairly help according to my need. Which may be light in content.

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Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.

I am not feeling well from around a month. Have been going through body pain, headache, light fever and tiredness, weakness. Got myself checked up but no findings yet. All checkups done hiv, sugar, CPR,sinusitis, thyroid,completeblood count and other blood related tests. But have been still suffering. Can anyone help me what.

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I am not feeling well from around a month. Have been going through body pain, headache, light fever and tiredness, we...
Go for a morning walk daily and have organic diet. Sleep well n take syp lupifit. May be you have generalised weakness due to poor life style I guess.

Hello sir/madam, I was in relation with my gal, mai 10 boards k xam de ra tha or vo 11 mei fr jb main 11 mei hua or vo 12 mei tb hum relation mei aa gy the. Hum ek dusre se Bohut pyar krte the. Ek dusre k liye kuj bhi krr skte the. Hamara kuch kussing hugs sb hote the. But bss is baat se hi dar tha ki vo aone parents ko hurt ni krna chahti thi. Humare relation k bare mei meri puri family janti thi uske ghr se uske bdi sis or chhota bhai. Sab kuj achha chlta rha fr kuj incidents hote rhe life mei jisse muje Pta chla k uske frnz jda important the mere se jdaa. Main use khush rkhne k liye sb kuch krta tha. Fr dheere dheere vo busy rhne lgi apni life mei ese hum dono alag alag clg mei the vo 1st year mei toh m us tm 12 mei tha. Tb usne 3 baar brkup kia reasn same parents ko hurt ni krna chahti thi. Fr mai clg mei hu toh vo 2 year mei sb kuj fr change ho gya she left me nd gave me d same reasn parents ko hurt nae krna chahti. Fr 1 week k baad uske bro ne btaya k vo apne bst male frn k sth flirting krti hai. Fr kuch months k bd mere frnz ne mujhe insist kia ki cll kr new year mei sort out kr. 31 dec k 12 bje continuously call ki but uska no. Busy aa ra tha fr usne muje block kr dia. 30 dec ko apne new no. Se msg bhi kia but no reply fb pr b kia but no reply or block kr dia. Mai is incident k baad bilkul tut gya hu. Na study pr focus kr pa ra hu na apni games pr. M hmesha sad rheta hu usko uski baato ko miss krta hu. Aur ab ese kisi or ldki ko dekht hu toh m sirf use dhoondta hu unmei. I really love her. Na raat ko so pata hu sirf songs sunta reta hu. please help me plz.

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Hello sir/madam, I was in relation with  my gal, mai 10 boards k xam de ra tha or vo 11 mei fr jb main 11 mei hua or ...
Lybrate-user just let go of this relation, at your age it feels like never ending but time will heal everything. Just keep yourself busy and have some goals in life, you will have many meaningful relationships, do not waste time and energy over this one.

Sir mai rooj padhata hu par kuch din mai mai bhul jata hu pls mujha batayeya mujha kya Karna hoga ?

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Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic exercise with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. 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. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.

My wife is always irritating and frustrating We have just completed 4 months of marriage. She is not happy with my mom's interface and behavior. She always cry in 2 days for some reason. I try to make her feel good but she is always in bad mood. How should I make her feel comfortable and not feel frustrated.

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It looks like she is going through adjustment difficulties in the new household. In this house, you are the only person on whom she is depending. Encourage her to communicate openly with you to tell you what is bothering her, what would she like to do in the present situation, try to know the reason that what about your mother's behaviour is bothering her so much. It would be good if she can directly talk through Lybrate or any other source to a professional. You can take her out, and when her mood is better then ask her these things. Generally the tendency is that whenever someone is complaining against our own people we become defensive. I will suggest you to be objective and try to understand her from different perspective. And then you can talk to your mother later on but not taking your wife's name.

I suffer from stomach problems and feel depressed tired all the day. Also due to my bmi I fell stressed should I take anti depressants.

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I suffer from stomach problems and feel depressed tired all the day. Also due to my bmi I fell stressed should I take...
Observe the following to improve your digestive system---*Diet –Avoid fried, spicy and sour foods. *Maintain food timings-neither stomach should be empty nor heavy, frequent small helpings may be ok. *Prefer – whole grains, milk, curd, greens, fruits and such items which suit you. *Have timely and adequate sleep. *. Drinking lots of water is good.*Be relaxed and avoid tension *. Daily jogging or such exercise to ensure good blood circulation which helps digestion, dissipation of gases and nutrients reaching the body *Increased blood circulation, in turn, takes away toxins from the system making you more active agile and fit. Digestive disorder and flatulence bloats your abdomen causing pressure on other adjacent organs. Homoeopathy has good treatment for stomach pain acidity and flatulence without adverse effects. Take Nux vomica 200 in the morning and in the evening for 6 days and give feedback.

I am 28 year old and I feel acidity and body pain since last 3 months. What should i do?

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I am 28 year old and I feel acidity and body pain since last 3 months. What should i do?
Homoeopathic treatment- bio combination no 25 -4 pills 3 times digestone syrup 2 spoonful 3 time. Helps relieve acute/chronic acidity with heart burn, flatulence, nausea, regurgitation of food and pain or pressure in stomach. For 8 days and revert back.

I am in a dilemma about my life and future. I am not able to take a decision in my life. What I lie will become the fact. And what I dreamt is also coning as reality. So I am really don' t know what should I do.

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Even experienced people often struggle to take decisions. In that sense, for you, I think this is a normal problem. Counseling by an expert should clear your problem.

Sir I am stressed because my exam are going to be in 3 days. So how can I keep calm?

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Sir I am stressed because my exam are going to be in 3 days. So how can I keep calm?
Hi don't be anxious, otherwise possiblity might you know the answer but you forget. Soo try to be cam do some breathing exercise daily half an hour.

I am so stuck to old memories sad one's, I just can't get over it. Wat do I do to move on. I had a relationship 8 years. Back and I truly adore DAT gal. But thingz went ugly & we wer separated after 2 years. But why I still stuck to those memories. I am even addicted to medicines now like for constipation, headaches(severe) etc.On daily basis! Please help.

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You seem to be suffering from chronic stress with secondary depression. Better consult a psychologist and go for cognitive behavior therapy.

Rules for Amazing Life! #DailyInspiration

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Rule 3: Dream big. Start small. Act now!
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I want to know how a person can be treated who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease? What is Alzheimer's disease?

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Brain cell start dying. Memory and personality deteriorates. Medicines are available but can't cure, only stabilise patient.

From 1 - 2 week I am finding myself unhappy, I don 't have any reason for that, everything is fine in my life as earlier but from few days my over thinking has become a threat for me, I am a student, I am unable to focus on my studies. I am really feeling somehow depressed, I can't find any reason for this, I am unable to live my life as earlier, every time I feel sad and want to cry without any reason. I think I am fed up of my daily schedule. Please tell me how can I get back myself.

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From 1 - 2 week I am finding myself unhappy, I don 't have any reason for that, everything is fine in my life as earl...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. 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. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. 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 the family goes for counseling.
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