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Dr. Surdhi Rathi

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Hello ma'am/sir my question is that I have a speech problem due to which I am not able to spell some word correctly, please advice me some steps so that I can improve my this problem as soon as possible, I am 20 year old male person. Please tell me some remedial steps ti improve my speech problem.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of speech problem In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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I feel very bored by this vacation. My mom compel me to came with her to her house but here I have no friends. Can you suggest me some ways to avoid boring.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Hello, yes at this age, it is little hard for you to stay somewhere you do not have friends. You could take this as an opportunity (or a personal challenge to do your best in a given situation!) and try following things. 1. Try and make new friends (i am sure there will be people around). They doesn't need to your age - little older or younger will do as well. Hey, it is better than not having friend at all. 2. Go for a long bicycle rides and explore the new place. 3. Don't have bicycle - may be go for a long walk or even better long runs. 4. If you are into reading - best time to grab a book and spend your time reading it - there won't be anyone to disturb you or break your link! if you are not into reading. Then try reading something in an area of your interest. For example adventure, science fiction or whatever sounds interesting. Make sure to grab a thinner book though! 5. If you are into building things. Grab paper, wood, wood chips, stones whatever sparkles your eyes and start building. And if you are not into it. Try something anyway - you never know it might become your new hobby the bottom line is instead of staying in a victim zone where you keep blaming the situation and passing every minute as if it is a life time (a little exaggeration here.) take charge, stand up, go out, do something. Replace the word boredom with curiosity. That will give you new eyes to look around and I am sure once that happens - you could turn this into one of the best vacations ever and your friends back home will be so jealous of you. Remember it is always - it is all how you look at it! make your vacations the grand one. Enjoy and do share your experience. Best wishes,
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
You put a band aid on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, right? No questions asked. In fact, questions would be asked if you didn't apply the necessary first aid.. So why isn't it true of our mental health? We are expected to just "get over" our psychological wounds- when if anyone has thought over rejection and stressed over failure, knows only too well, emotional injuries can be just as crippling as physical ones. If there was a way to bandage a broken heart, everyone would be wearing a cast then. We need to learn to practice emotional first aid. Here are 7 ways to do so:

1. Pay attention to Emotional Pain and respect it: The body has a way of telling that something is wrong and needs to be taken care. We get pain, fever, headache etc. The same is true for emotional pain. If a rejection, bad mood, failure is getting the better of you then you need to treat it. Respect and accept your emotions rather than brushing them away. For eg. loneliness can be devastatingly damaging to physical and mental health, so when you or your loved ones are feeling emotionally or socially isolated, you need to take action.

2.Redirect your gut reaction when you fail: The nature of psychological wounds makes it easy for one to lead to another. Failure can often drive you to focus on what you can’t do instead of focusing on what you can. That can then make you less likely to perform at your best, which will make you even more focused on your shortcomings, and on the cycle goes. To stop this sort of emotional spiral, learn to ignore the post-failure “gut” reaction of feeling helpless and demoralized, and make a list of factors that you can control were you to try again. For instance, think about preparation and planning, and how you might improve each of them. This kind of exercise will reduce feelings of helplessness and improve your chances of future success.

3.Monitor and protect your self-esteem: When you feel like putting yourself down, take a moment to be compassionate to yourself.
Self-esteem is like an emotional immune system that buffers you from emotional pain and strengthens your emotional resilience. As such, it is very important to monitor it and avoid putting yourself down, particularly when you are already hurting. One way to “heal” damaged self-esteem is to practice self-compassion. When you’re feeling critical of yourself, do the following exercise: imagine a dear friend is feeling bad about him or herself for similar reasons and write an email expressing compassion and support. Then read the email. Those are the messages you should be giving yourself.

4.When negative thoughts are taking over, disrupt them with positive distraction:
When you replay distressing events in your mind without seeking new insight or trying to solve a problem, you’re just brooding, and that, especially when it becomes habitual, can lead to deeper psychological pain. The best way to disrupt unhealthy rumination is to distract yourself by engaging in a task that requires concentration (for example, do a Sudoku, complete a crossword, try to recall the names of the children in your fifth class). Studies show that even two minutes of distraction will reduce the urge to focus on the negative unhealthily.

5. Find meaning in loss: Loss is a part of life, but it can scar us and keep us from moving forward if we don’t treat the emotional wounds it creates. If sufficient time has passed and you’re still struggling to move forward after a loss, you need to introduce a new way of thinking about it. Specifically, the most important thing you can do to ease your pain and recover is to find meaning in the loss and derive purpose from it. It might be hard, but think of what you might have gained from the loss (for instance, “I lost my spouse but I’ve become much closer to my kids”). Consider how you might gain or help others gain a new appreciation for life, or imagine the changes you could make that will help you live a life more aligned with your values and purpose.

6.Don’t let excessive guilt linger: Guilt can be useful. In small doses, it alerts you to take action to mend a problem in your relationship with another person. But excessive guilt is toxic, in that it wastes your emotional and intellectual energies, distracts you from other tasks, and prevents you from enjoying life. One of the best ways to resolve lingering guilt is to offer an effective apology. Yes, you might have tried apologizing previously, but apologies are more complex than we tend to realize. The crucial ingredient that every effective apology requires — and most standard apologies lack — is an “empathy statement.” In other words, your apology should focus less on explaining why you did what you did and more on how your actions (or inactions) impacted the other person. It is much easier to forgive someone when you feel they truly understand. By apologizing (even if for a second time), the other person is much more likely to convey authentic forgiveness and help your guilt dissolve.

7.Learn what treatments for emotional wounds work for you: Pay attention to yourself and learn how you, personally, deal with common emotional wounds. For instance, do you shrug them off, get really upset but recover quickly, get upset and recover slowly, supress your feelings, or …? Use this analysis to help yourself understand which emotional first aid treatments work best for you in various situations (just as you would identify which of the many pain relievers on the shelves works best for you). The same goes for building emotional resilience. Try out various techniques and figure out which are easiest for you to implement and which tend to be most effective for you. But mostly, get into the habit of taking note of your psychological health on a regular basis — and especially after a stressful, difficult, or emotionally painful situation.

Yes, practicing emotional hygiene takes a little time and effort, but it will seriously elevate your entire quality of life. I promise.
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If someone says anything that I don't like, either I don't answer keep on thinking about it every time or sometimes I answer then also my mind is preoccupied thinking I was too harsh. Most of the times I don't stay happy bcz of this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
Sabse bada Rog kya Kahenge log. You can't keep everyone happy every time. So don't bother much what people think or say .you should be polite with everyone and avoid obnoxious people .those who matter don't mind those who mind don't matter. Take care.
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Hi Doctor. I am a 23 year old boy. My lifestyle has become really bad, just like so many of my generation. I sleep around 4 at night consistently and wake up around 10, then work all day and it has become a routine for me. Moreover, owing to Googling my symptoms (from the smallest to the biggest), I have become somewhat of a hypochondriac. I worry about the smallest thing happening to me, mom or dad. It makes me feel stressed and anxious at all possible times. For a few months now, I have had this shaking feeling whenever I lie down. My doctor told me it was because of the stress in my mind. Now, for the past week, I have this been feeling this shaking sensation internally when I lie down, I walk or I stand. It's sort of like moving on a boat in water. What should I do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are working against nature's clock and you are seeing the ill effects on your body and mind. If possible, consider changing your job where you will be able to work during the day and sleep at night. Please understand what are gaining by doing this. I think you are physically and mentally tired. You need some rest and relaxation. About the shaking, that you are experiencing presently, it is more because of your mental stress. You need to be more aware of your own feelings and thoughts. Please understand your needs and try to satisfy them. Also stay away from internet. All the information available on the net may not be authentic and even if it is authentic it may not apply to you, as each person is different. You can take help from a counsellor to reduce your stress. All the best.
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Good evening sir my elder brother aged about 30 years is very normal friendly happy etc and he stays at home only but when he consumes a one single peg of alcohol he just goes out and stoles mobile phones or beg money at bars and wines because of this we being having good respect in the society unable to digest this and we are pleased to beat him or scold him badly sir by doing this we do not know whether its correct or not so please suggest us to do things which can take my brother on the right track.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, Your brother might be having hypomanic episodes as during this episode, symptom like alcohol use, over cheerfulness, increase physical activity, increase speech etc. Many times these episode are very short lasting like for few days only. This could be a part of bipolar affective disorder. I would recommend you to consult psychiatrist and get him evaluated. Good and effective treatment are available for his condition. All d best!
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I don't why suppose if I run for 5 mins after few minutes I feel like did I run now? Again when I was riding bike some tm I am thinking some were else I am diverted every time.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do focus one thing at a time and concentrate on that particular task do avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly do consult clinical psychologist and take appropriate therapy best wishes.
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Jab bhi mai padhne jati hu to brain hmesha distract he rhta h. Why? Please advise.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Now in this age/pubrety/teenage, its common for many youth, with various types of thoughts, attractions, deviated interest to other fields, etc. But at the same time, it should nt be more that it will effect your career/future, as if once you loose the time, will not be returned. So, keep it in that mind, & follow few health tips ike pranayama, etc.
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I am studying at 3rd year. I am an introvert person .And had social phobia, no unpunctual student. I always feel I have no friends yet everyone with me. Please tell me how to maintain good friendships. How to be positive.

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 user. I can understand. You are YOU. Whatever your behavior today, whatever your body language today are learned from your past experiences and social interactions. Whatever you have learned can be unlearned or over written. This is a continuous process happening throughout your life. I suggest cognitive behavior therapy for you. Take care.
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Hi, I am a 22 year old female. I over think and stress myself about negative things. I get irritated very easily and frustrated soon. I sometimes feel I'm antisocial because I I start hating people all of a sudden for ex. While riding and stuck in traffic get irritated and shout at people. I cannot control my anger. Please advise what can I do to reduce my anxiety and frustration.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate user. Your symptoms are suggestive of you being in depression. A person when in major depression has low neurotransmitters like serotonin in brain and thus is very difficult for him to motivate himself. He has a negative attribution style for almost everything around him which is similar to what you are having. Easy irritability or irritability on minor provocation leading to anger outbursts as in your case is a part of depression. Due to negative attribution and easy irritability social interactions get limited as is your problem. You are not anti-social as the term is justified for people who take undue advantage of others around and go beyond the legal and social norms to benefit self. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist and get started on medications as soon as possible. Gradually over time cbt and other life changes may be brought about. With medications you will start feeling better by say 10 to 15 days from the start. I hope you take the step in right directions and get better soon. Take care.
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I lost somebody closed last few days and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. 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
Prefer keeping yourself is a dangerous thing. Last year this incident happened. But up to that you think about that it is not good thing as per my advise. What is happend that is over. Why we think. If we think he will come back then we think. Nothing come back. Everybody must respect the natural law. Nobody should not excepted from the natural law. So respect the gods order. And follow our regular work schedule. Develop busy schedule. Be friendly with others. Be happy all the time. Best of luck. Best wishes.
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I want to broaden my shoulders. Im feeling something that I can't explain while im talking with female staffs and I don't know what I talk to them at that time. Im a shy personality guy. I can not handle the situation if i m with male and females. What is my problem behind this questions. Please reply me and give me a suggestion to come out of this.

Lybrate-user dis is what you r talking about is low confidence level. Apart from work you r doing, start reading some books like magic of big thinking, secret.
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I am an employed man of 38 years with a little family connectivity due to distance of my working place from my abode. For last fifteen years ,Sometimes I suffer from backache, loss of appetite, energy loss. Is it the symptoms of depression? What is the remedy?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
I understand you are having some sort of multiple symptoms and not related to any specific disease. Do a blood test and find any inflammation anywhere in the body loss of appetite and energy loss might be due to sometimes mild depression for which you may try yoga nad meditation asasp.
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I am a 35 years old male and has been a codex addict for more than 15 yrs. Whenever I try to quit this habit, I feel like having cough and cold along with body pain. I also sweat excessively and specially on my forehead. Is codex the reason for this. How can I get rid of this habit. Please advice.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
It calls withdrawal symptoms. Don't worry. For that you need to meet to psychiatrist. Dr. Will give you medicine to control to withdrawal. That symptoms may stay for 1/2 week after that withdrawals will go. The period of withdrawal depends upon the quantity of addiction. But not to worry at all, meet psychiatrist, Dr. Will help you. You can attaind narcotics anonymous meeting also. Na members will also help you in the journey of your recovery. If not feel good after doing above action you can take admission in any deaddiction/ rehabilitation center. It is depend upon you whether you want to get admit / not. Best luck. Have a good day.
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Hello. I have been smoking flavoured for more than 5 years with gap in between. Whats the best way to detox my body and clean my lungs. Also I have been drinking green tea for the same no of years and trying some detox infused water but I have not left the hookah fully but reduced its frequency.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Best way is change your life style. Contact some good nasha mukti kendra. Eat balanced diet. Lot of salad and fruits.
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From the last few days I am having slightly loss of memory oftenly I forget a lot of things, what is the cure. Is it any type of disease.

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 Lybrate user, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I had not scored good marks in gate exam this year. This failure is continuously heating in my mind. I am depressed and unable to concentrate on my study. Please help me.

Homeopath, Pune
take a homeopathic treatment take phosphoric acid 200 ( 2 pills ) / 2 times / day for month after one month revert back for further treatment to complete cure . do physical exercise 30 min
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I am addicted to marijuana from last 3 years I am just 17 years old. Now I want to quit what will I do?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Marijuana is cannabis which has a high abuse potential. It is a" gateway drug" which means use of marijuana can be a step to use of other types of drugs as well. It stimulates the reward area of brain and gives feeling of pleasure and the person always tries to seek the same feeling. The problem is one develops tolerance to marijuana and tries to increase the dose progressively. Try to cultivate positive addiction habits like exercise, developing a constructive hobby. For completely giving up the drug please seek guidance of deaddiction specialist/psychiatrist.
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I am 29 year old guy. .I am facing fear of failure .not able to work on goal. .fear of shame.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to develop positive thinking and look forward to life as a challenge and succeed . Do meditation and yoga
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Well, I have an uncle. He is suffering from jaundice will bilirubin about 14. He was addicted to alcohol but is controlling himself. Thing is he is suffering from hallucination. He looks a lot many things which isn't there .What could be the reason or solution?

MS general surgery, DNB (Surgical gastroenterology), Fellowship in Liver transplantation
Hepatologist, Delhi
Bilirubin 14 in an alcoholic patient and altered mental status are signs of decompensated liver disease. Take him to hospital.
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