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Dr. Shamsha Sonawalla

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Hai my name Is vinodh 26 years s old. I am doing my pg I am suffering from severe depression I can not talk to my friends. I can't concentrate and had severe fear for small things life seems hopeless for me what I can do to get out of this condition.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hai my name Is vinodh 26 years s old. I am doing my pg I am suffering from severe depression I can not talk to my fri...
You can try natural depression control methods or else you need antidepressants .10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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I daily workout from 1 year 2-3 hours in gym. That is heavy workout. Sometimes my body pains alot. I want to ask you that is it normal or I have to stop going to gym.

MBBS
General Physician,
I daily workout from 1 year 2-3 hours in gym. That is heavy workout. Sometimes my body pains alot. I want to ask you ...
You don't have to stop going to gym at all in fact it is good to work out regularly. But in moderation otherwise the muscles will get fatigued easily I think you should do maximum a one and half an hour regularly. Have rest in between giving gap you must drink plenty of water by mouth. Otherwise you will develop cramps.
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I'm having left leg pain with testicle.I completed by Ultrasound test and result was slight varicocele.One of doctor suggested me not to lift heavy weights.After 2 months,still im suffering slight pain.Does surgery is required.If surgery required,how many days it take for a person to recover after ?

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
SURGERY IS THE LAST RESORT Try medicines and scrotal bandage after proper diagnosis. Avoid standing for more time elevate that leg while sleeping

My sister was taking fluxanol depot, mdd xr ,dicorate for depression and schizophrenia for 1 year. She is now taking salads and mdd xr but feels better. How long should she take these medicines and when to stop?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gopalganj
Medication regime which you are talking about is more likely indicative of treatment of psychotic depression having some mixed features. So in this medication needs to be continued long term. May be few years. All a psychiatrist can say is if you stop medication abruptly then subsequent episode is going to be more rapid and severe.
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I lost somebody close last year and since feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone. You can contact me for further help, if required.
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I get lethargic and fatigued very easily. Feel feverish and anxious often generally during evening. I am married and have very less libido. I take general health supplements but they work temporarily. My thyroid is normal.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I get lethargic and fatigued very easily. Feel feverish and anxious often generally during evening. I am married and ...
You might be under stress. Please check your hb and take iron supplements if necessary. Less libido may be because of not wanting to have sex. Mind and body work together. Probably you do not have desire to have sex. Try to find the reasons for this and then try to resolve it. Are there any other family issues bothering you? if so, that also can affect your libido. It is advisable to see a counsellor/sexologitst who will help you in understanding the reason for low libido and help you in leading a healthy sexual life. Remember that healthy sexual relationship is very important of a marriage.
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Hello Dr. I am suffering from ocd and depression. And my question is, if I kissed any of the girl so even she will get ocd and depression?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Sumedh, OCD and depression does not spread by kissing. So don't worry about it. If you go on worrying, it may be a part of your OCD.
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I lost my parents when I am 4 from then on I continued to live a life away from others and it so happens that suddenly my friend circle grew but all of a sudden they all got transferred to other place making me alone once again. Which makes me feel nervous. What do I need to do now? Ps give me good decision

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I lost my parents when I am 4 from then on I continued to live a life away from others and it so happens that suddenl...
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your parents at such an early age. However you did well to generate so many friends and live life in their company. Now the thing that you might have done was somehow substituted these friends for your parents and when they left you were literally left in the lurch. You need to find parent-like figures i. E. They must be elderly family people who will be steady and permanent residents in that location. You can develop what is called a symbiosis, if they are willing. A symbiosis is a dependent relationship for the wellbeing of the dependent person. Some people will be willing and some may not. One f the concerns you must consider is your lack of faith in them, which is to say you may not believe that they will remain true to you and may abandon you at some time. In that case you will inadvertently behave in a manner that you will do things to make them abandon you, without realizing that you are the cause. So if you are aware of this, you will be able to conduct yourself with confidence and promote a good relationship with them for your own good. For various reasons friends will come and go but you need not stop making new ones, regularly: some will become very close to you and may continue the friendship forever, others will be time-servers and will leave and forget you. You should not take the latter too personally and get dejected. This is life, really. Making new friends never stops at all.
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What to do to maintain our body? What should do to been smart health? What to do for heart patient? If poison goes on our body what to do to stop it? How to be well healthy ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What to do to maintain our body?
What should do to been smart health?
What to do for heart patient?
If poison goes on...
taking a healthy diet ,workouts(jogging,running,exercises,games.swiming,cycling etc according to indiviisual choice),Aproper routine of sleep &wakeup etc..to protect ourself from heart diseases avoid junk food.
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Effective Communication Between Couples

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Effective Communication Between Couples

When you spend so much time with someone you are bound to have at least an occasional difference of opinion, to say the least, and it’s not always easy to keep objective and levelheaded when you enter into a disagreement with your partner. When this happens, remember to use these effective communication skills with your partner to improve the odds of reaching a solution that is in the relationship’s best interest.

This is because no matter how much you love and respect each other, it might not be possible to always keep cool and be levelheaded while entering into a disagreement with your significant other.

Here are a few effective communication skills that can improve the odds of reaching an amicable solution:

  1. Use ‘I’ in the statement: Never blame your partner. This can make your partner feel that you are trying to attack your partner’s feelings, which often takes a negative turn. For example, if your partner is late, you can say “I would have appreciated if you had called me”. In this case, it’s all about how you feel and so it’s now up to the partner to appreciate, understand and consider your situation.

  2. Don’t interrupt; listen first: Generally, in an argument, both the partners usually wait for their turn to talk and spurt out their anger and resentment. But this often makes things get worse. Most of the time, disagreements and petty discords, often, get resolved more easily, when someone pays more attention to the cause that might be making the other person upset. Also, watch out for the other person’s body language for getting a grip of his/her feelings. Try and pay undivided attention to what your partner has to say. Only when you have understood what might be the reason for all the hullaballoo, should you start explaining.

  3. Don’t dig up the Past: Always stick to the discussion and the controversy at hand. Never dig up old corpses. Digging up past hatchet will only churn out further heated arguments, things you surely would want to avoid. Remember, resolving multiple conflicts could only get nastier and even more difficult.

  4. Explain later, Acknowledge first: The most effective way of avoiding sudden escalation of disagreements is to first listen and acknowledge your partner’s feelings. Do it even if you think that the other person’s argument lacks reason. Take your time to hear out the other person.

  5. Maintain a Positive and a Respectful Tone: Lastly, maintain a positive and a respectful tone. And never abuse. Abusing is derogatory and can invite further malice that will only keep on spiraling north. There never was and will never be any alternative to maintaining dignity and holding your ground no matter how much the malice is. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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