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Dr. Shamsha Sonawalla

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Shamsha Sonawalla Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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How to improve the memory power? I forget very soon. And my hair is also fall. Please give me any suggestions.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
How to improve the memory power? I forget very soon. And my hair is also fall. Please give me any  suggestions.
Use 1. Sarswati arista 3spoon mix with water 2 times a day 2 shanka pushpi syrup 15ml 2 times a day for increase memory power 2. For hair apply bhringaraj taila regularly 4. Vatika shampoo for hair wash once in 2 days.
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Sir I have a habit of smoking a cigarette regularly can you please help me out leaving the cigarette.

BHMS, MD - Acupuncture
Sexologist, Faridabad
Hello, you can takes homoeopathic medicine for smoking. 1.- TABACUM 30 (4 Globules 3 times a day ) for a week. after shaer me.
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I am suffering from fever last 15 days and I have body pain and feeling weakness you suggest me pls.

BHMS, DI Hom (London)
Homeopath, Varanasi
I am suffering from fever last 15 days and I have body pain and feeling weakness you suggest me pls.
(1) chiraita q/30 ml 15 drops four times daily with half cup water. (2) rhus tox 30 / 11 ml, 2 drops 2 hourly daily 5 to 6 doses for week.
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Dear sir, my age is 22 years .i m from india punjab .sir I taking tramadol capsule 50 mg green 8 capsule 400 mg. Evening time 2 capsule. Sir pls help me when I stop taking my brain tension stress and stomach pained. I am afraid this addition. How I can leave this tramadol. Sir I have so much weakness. Body muscle loose and loss my weight .sir give me solution how I can change I am in problem .i m taking tramadol capsule along 1 year .help me, I am male.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Dear sir, my age is 22 years .i m from india punjab .sir I taking tramadol capsule 50 mg green 8 capsule 400 mg. Even...
Yaa can understand your feelings of pain. Don't worry. Addiction is a disease which is controllable. Due to addiction lots of health issues can create. Whatever you explained that calls the symptoms of the disease. You can take help from psychiatrist to deal with the withdrawals or U can get admission in rehab center / deaddiction center if you want for 1 month which helps you to understand the disease & how to cope with it. If you have any questions you can ask me through private question. Thank you, don't worry Best luck.
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I can not concentrate, how can I concentrate on my study and what should I do at late night study?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Keep aside all your worries. Note down important tasks to be done after study and forget about them while studying. Keep study room comfortable. You may join any of your colleagues who may bring your attention back when diverted during study. You may download few relaxing music or instrumental music to run in background while studying. This will help you in improving concentration so that you may pay attention on your studies. All the best.
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Am suffering from depression. And I have take antidepressants and. Depression reduced. Bt I facing some low energy. please help me.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Am suffering from depression. And I have take antidepressants and. Depression reduced. Bt I facing some low energy. p...
Internal insecurity may caused for low energy. You are feeling. I am depressed it reduced. But now also you have depressive thoughts. So better to psychologist for psychological counselling and behaviour modification methods. Low energy it is psychological feeling it can be reduced when you feel confident. Do not be stay alone develop busy schedules involve any work. Work will create a lot of energy with out proper work any one can have chance to feel low energy. If you feel low energy then take anything in that particular time. Then you feel confident. It reduces the feelling of low energy. Ok best of luck.
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I have lots to study as a 2nd mbbs student. How to study for long hours without getting tired. What is the best timings to study?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Improve your efficiency by drinking cow's milk and develop yourself in all aspects like hobbies, socially, and also spiritually by reading iskcon books (online or hard copies), best time to read is morning time before 8 am.
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Sir I Want to Know the effect of weed? And want to Quit Smoking because want to improve gastrointestinal what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When you stop it will improve a lot of better things than gastrointestinal problems. It is a good decision you have made and now it is important to implement it. Marijuana has varied findings and claims, many of which are dubious, and some for medicinal uses that are authentic. But each person reacts differently to these substances and you definitely sound like someone who is not reacting well. These drugs can precipitate underlying anxiety, quite innocuously. In the meantime, you must go on a regular exercise program, eat well and sleep well. A personality course will certainly help. Do Yoga and meditation too. If the addiction is in any way covering up some deep-rooted pain, you need to work on that and clear that out of your system. I hope you are aware that people who are addicted are often spiritually bankrupt. It would be wise for you to touch base with your faith and turn to some spiritual exercises to reform your path on the right track. I am sure it will help. Do not delay any action by denial: a typical reaction of all addicts. It comes in the form of over-confidence, some arrogance, and denying the existence of any problem. Stopping weed is like any other habit like smoking and has to be done immediately, promptly, and abruptly. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 and the high you get from the weed. 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 weed to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. Though there are contravening information percolating from researchers of various kinds expounding its benefits. 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 chewing gum. 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, even though you are into weed. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers of weed and cigarettes 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 refill, 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.
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Hi I think I am suffering from most of these symptoms of depression from last month. I am really fed of all things. I always suffered from severe headache please help me to get out of it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi I think I am suffering from most of these symptoms of depression from last month. I am really fed of all things. I...
You are in an anger-related depression and need to meet with a counselor immediately and if that person feels you need to meet with a doctor too, you must do so. You must cooperate with both therapies and be consistent. I suggest that you visit these professionals along with your parents because their involvement is quite critical to your recovery. Would you know what may be causing so much anger and that you feel you cannot express it for various reasons? If it is of recent origin, you could easily pinpoint it and take care of it. But I suspect that it may have to do with something in your developmental years or your family background. In the meantime do the following, sincerely: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back; even a pet will do good. 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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Hi I'm jawaid 25 years of age sir prescribe me some to sharpen my mind as I'm not fully concentrating on some particular thing. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There are few food which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1.Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2.Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice.Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3.Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4.Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient.Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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I am 29 year old. Feeling depressed. Unable to concentrate. Every one say pls grow up your mind is like a child. That's why I avoid interactions with people. There are various problems with me such as negative thoughts, having accident or killed my self, decision making, time management or giving priorities to work at home or work place, driving skills, day dream of superhero or heroism, mood swing, low confidence, remembering things facts figures, feeling fear making friends and calculation problem etc, Today I gone through with ADHD and bipolar disorder, I read it and I found symptoms in me. Pls suggest a good doctor near Akshardham Mandir Delhi. I want to live a happy and positive life.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
I am 29 year old. Feeling depressed. Unable to concentrate. Every one say pls grow up your mind is like a child. That...
Dear lybrate-user. I understand your condition. First of all I want to about the duration of these symptoms. If these symptoms are of short duration like weeks to month then you probably have depression. It could be a personality problem if these symptoms are of long duration. In both case, good and effective intervention in form of medicine and cognitive behaviour therapy are available. You will get 90 to 100% improvement in your symptoms. I want to talk to you more to understand you better. I strongly advise you not to avoid interaction with people. You can come to my clinic as well though its lil far for you. All d best!
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Hi i am 20 year old. I have a habit of smoking. I wish 2 quit. Tired of trying. Suggests me some idea 2 quit smoking habit

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, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest.
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Sexual Harassment Case In Office - How Should You Deal With It?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Sexual Harassment Case In Office - How Should You Deal With It?

Every now and then we come across workplace sexual harassment cases in India, and each time a company, industry or even state comes under the spotlight. Unfortunately, sexual harassment in offices has become a concerning trend which can happen to both women as well as men. It can be in the form of unwanted physical conduct, verbal abuse or suggestive language, or suggestive text messages or videos and such.

Instances

Generally, an employee might be threatened with some form of punishment unless sexual favors are granted, embraced, proposed for an affair, sent obscene phone calls or even subjected to sex-stereotyped jokes in cases of sexual harassment. The harassment can take other forms as well.

Some official sexual harassment cases have rocked India since quite a long time. In one, a lady professional had accused her well-known boss of touching her inappropriately at a party, though the accused wasn’t jailed.

In another instance, a very capable executive was accused of sexual harassment by his secretary, and had to resign. There was yet again a case where a female employee was harassed for three years by her superior. In some instances, out of court settlements resolved the issue too.

Two men had once accused a very famous Indian citizen of sexually controlling and harassing them in the name of professionalism, while the honchos of many reputed companies continue to appear in the news for lewd behavior and even rape.

Effects on victims

Irrespective of the fact whether the victim is a man or a woman, sexual harassment in offices can lead to various psychological disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, increased blood pressure, sleep related problems, suicidal tendencies and physical aches or pain. The self confidence and willpower of the victim is often shattered. Hence, it’s crucial to know how to deal with such harassment. 

Tips to help you deal with sexual harassment

  1. Clearly tell the perpetrator that his or her advances are unwelcome. Say 'NO' firmly, but politely, or send a text message or email if you are not comfortable with a direct confrontation. Save the message as proof.

  2. Make notes of where, when and how the harassment happened and who else was present there.

  3. Inform or share the incident with another colleague you trust about the harassment, or friends and family members.

  4. Save all the work you do and all official communications in case the perpetrator decides to question your performance.

  5. Take your HR department or another senior into your confidence and provide proper evidence like text messages, videos or voice recordings as evidence. The HR is actually bound to address the issue.

  6. Don’t expect all your colleagues or teammates to support or believe you. This might happen, especially if the harasser is a superior.

  7. Try your best to avoid the perpetrator, or keep a discreet recording device handy, if you are unable to avoid. At least make one co-worker your witness, if you fear harassment might occur again.

  8. Make a police report if the problem is grave, or consult a lawyer who deals with such cases.

  9. Don’t be shy; it will simply feed the harasser’s ego. Practice assertive responses, if need be. And never ignore any sexual harassment incident.

Your mental health is important

As a sexual harassment victim, it’s natural to have many questions, doubts, and fears. Don’t be afraid to consult a psychologist to process feelings like shame, confusion, rage, guilt or isolation after a traumatic experience. If you ignore these feelings, they might come back to you on a later date and affect your normal life. Finally, believe in yourself and know that you are right. If you are confident, your workplace will become a better place for you.

* This health tip is only for educational purpose and cannot be used as a medical / legal document or proof.

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I am suffering with mind disturbance like sex and relatives with this, how to avoid from it?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am suffering with mind disturbance like sex and relatives with this, how to avoid from it?
Hi This problem is due to irritation and inadequate nutrition of the brain. So follow few basic things . 1) drink only 100-150 ml of water during meals 2) don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meal 3) avoid oily, spicy, salty, junk, fast, fermented and stale foods 4) avoid coffee and tea 5) try to sleep upto 10.30 pm 6) do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning A) eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals B) take 250 ml of fresh butter milk during meals. C) instill 3-4 drops of CHANDANADI TAILA in each nostril at the time of sleeping… Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. THANKS.
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I am not able to sex with my wife when she want me to have, not attracted to her or feeling. Watching porn or imagine other woman.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am not able to sex with my wife when she want me to have, not attracted to her or feeling. Watching porn or imagine...
Perhaps you are in depression/stress go for a outing with your wife/go for a movie if there is any issue that can be sorted out after a talk - have discussion and sort it out. Take good sleep/balance diet also take five phos 4 tabs twice daily.
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I got an attention problem which comes commonly in this age but I am overly suffering by it.

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 got an attention problem which comes commonly in this age but I am overly suffering by it.
Dear lybrate-user. As you are aware, attention problems are common in adolescent period. You have to be creative in your task, dedicated and enthusiastic, thefeby you can improve attention. Take care.
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