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Dr. Surdhi Rathi

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Surdhi Rathi Psychologist, Mumbai
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Does dreams can predict the future? I had a death dream of my relative and I was totally stressed and feared about the dream, what is the remedy for this?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Does dreams can predict the future?
I had a death dream of my relative and I was totally stressed and feared about th...
Dreams can never predict future. Dreams are just a projection of feelings and ideas in the" unconscious" part of your brain. You are basically unaware of those feelings. You need not feel guilty about having such a dream too, because these are never under your control. Take care. Have a good relaxing sleep daily. If you still face any problems consult me online or a psychiatrist near by for counseling or treatment thereof.
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I am 26 year old. I am suffering from social phobia for the past three years. Please help me solve this problem.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am 26 year old. I am suffering from social phobia for the past three years. Please help me solve this problem.
Make a list of in what situations, in whose presence, what activities cause you excessive/irrational fear. Try to approach them or do little by little till your tolerance level (technically we call it graded exposure).
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MBBS, DTCD, MD, FISDA, Fellow Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleepmedicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
THINK BETTER LIVE BETTER. WELLNESS SERIES
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is talking therapies that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

CBT cannot remove your problems but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.

Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions. In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with obsessive disorder, postphobias,eating disorderssuch as anorexiaand bulimia, sleep problems such as insomnia, problems related to alcohol abuse,irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

CBT can help you to change how you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). These changes can help you to feel better and breathe better. Once you are de-stressed, there is less cognitive load and your breathing centre in brain is relaxed and less stimulated. It looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.

A situation ? a problem, event or difficult situation.

From this can follow thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions. Each of these areas can affect the others.

How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. All these areas of life can connect like this: fiveareas.

What happens in one of these areas can affect all the others. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about it. The way you think can be helpful or unhelpful.

The Situation: You have had a bad day. You are fed up? Go out shopping. As you walk down the road, someone you know walks by and, apparently, ignores you.

This starts a cascade of thoughts, emotions and action which can range from concern for the other person to actually getting in touch with the other person to find if all is well with him.

The negative way of dealing with it involves being down on yourself imagining the person does not like you, complaining of cramps or illness and finally going home to avoid the person.

The same situation has led to two very different results; depending on how you thought about the situation. How you think has affected how you felt and what you did.

So, in case you thought negatively, you have to change your thoughts and actions, pinpoint the problem, address it and find goals.

Then move towards achieving them. Evidence shows CBT works.
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I don't smoke often. I smoke sometimes (twice a week total 2 cigarettes). I want to quit smoking. How can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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How the smoking is affecting in the behaviour of a person?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Smoking is a curse, especially when it becomes compulsive. People who smoke sometimes cannot think without first lighting up a cigarette. Smoking gives people a false sense of confidence. Silently they are actually destroying their confidence. The nicotine is a mood modifier, and temporarily calms you when you are agitated and stimulates you when you are down. This dies down soon enough. When you are in the company of smokers inevitably one day you will also tend to smoke. However strong you are, you will eventually succumb. It is sometimes a distraction from addressing your real issues. It can get so under your skin that you cannot see yourself without smoking because you are so enslaved to it. You develop nerve damage over a period of time and your skin gets wrinkled up. Worse of all, your erectile capacity is affected by each cigarette, that you would not be able to perform sexually over time. You lose your sense of smell and taste so that food is not so tasty! Now, why would a sensible man want to do all this for a few minutes of pleasure?! And to add to this senselessness women are joining the ‘club’ in large numbers every day. Smoking affects woman in worse ways than it does men.
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Hello doctor. I'm 21 years old and suffering from depression. Would you please suggest me a antidepressants drug suitable for my age?

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
Hello doctor. I'm 21 years old and suffering from depression. Would you please suggest me a antidepressants drug suit...
Anti depression tablets using is not good for all the time. When we need the psychiatrist prescribe medicine. Every one every day depressive feelings. But all the time it is not advise to take medicine. At this stage you may addicted in future it has so many side effects. Better to attend psychological counselling sessions. It has no side effects. Based on the recommendations of the psychologist. Better to change your behaviour. Develop a very good friendly with others. Share your feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. Do not sit alone. Develop busy schedule concentrate on your career. Do not think I am depression I need any medication. Be feel always I am a very good person. I do not have any type of problems. Be happy all the time. Be create a very good environment in home and external stage also. Ok best of luck.
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I am 35 year old male taking antidepressant for ocd with depression since many years. Mind condition is under control but I feel lack of energy and desire for everything. please suggest me what other things I can do to improve myself.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 35 year old male taking antidepressant for ocd with depression since many years. Mind condition is under control...
Along with the medication you can start psychotherapy. Please talk to your doctor about it and then consult a counsellor/psychotherapist who can have a few sessions with you and spend time with you and help you to cope up with your life. All the best.
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Cannot concentrate my mind in study. Do you have some cure for this. I am 25 year old.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Distractions like mobile phones, computers can also cause decreased concentration. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, all these will improve concentration.
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I know I have to live all my life alone only, do not even know how I am going to manage my life ftr my parents. So I keep thinking abt this everyday every night which has taken into depression, n mt able to sleep. Hv become insomniac my tensions can not end n will remain the same how can I buy a drug with which I can sleep.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I know I have to live all my life alone only, do not even know how I am going to manage my life ftr my parents. So I ...
By going into depression will not solve your problem, but you will have to find a solution of your present condition on your own and nobody will help you or guide you, you will have to use your own brain to come out of this depression and my homoeopathic medicines will help you in this direction but I want you only to take help of these medicines for few days and once normal, leave these medicines as I do not want lybrate-userto be medicine dependent. Most of the successful people in this world have made their own way in their own terms and conditions but you simply by saying depression seems that you are scared of this world. Do not be scared and come out of your own created web and be a man. You can do what others can do, you just need motivation and nothing else. Work hard on your goals, only then it will be yours. No doubt that you are going through tough time presently but you will have to come out of it positively ------------- one day you will surely thank me for these suggestions homoeopathic medicine alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 15 days. Passiflora inc q (dr reckeweg) drink 40 drops in 20 ml fresh water 15 minutes before sleep bramari pranayam daily.
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I am smoking everyday , how to stop smoke?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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 to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. 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. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. 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. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers 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 cigarette, 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I am 58 yrs old and I have been taking metformine 500 for the last 6 months I have back and neck ache running nose and anxiety my heart beets is also increased.

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 am 58 yrs old and I have been taking metformine 500 for the last 6 months I have back and neck ache running nose an...
Dear, metformine is a medicine which is used in diabetes mellitus. You are already having this medicine for last 6 months. Back ache, running nose and anxiety symptoms etc are some of the less common the side effect of this medicine. You should consult your diabetician for further advise and change in the medicine. Take care.
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Hi I am 31 years female. I have been married since 9 years n I have also a son of 8 years old. I had been a victim of depression 4 years back after my father's death. That time I decided not to think about another child because I was not even able to take care of my son at that time. I used to have anxiety attacks at that time. But after that with the passage of time it got cured. I started to plan for my next issue 1 and half years back coz my husband wants another baby. My problem is that I could not decide whether I should go for this or not. Agr m one side sochti hu to I want another child on the other hand my mind starts to think ki mra beta ab bda ho gya hai n age difference kafi rhega n oll. I don't know what I exactly want. M second child chahti bi hu n taking treatment for this bt kabi kabhi mind opposite chlta hai. Ek bar mne conceive kr bi liya tha bt mind gets disturbed ki I should abort and all. Unfortunately I miscarried dat tym. Iske bad bi I am taking treatment bt my mind is nt fixed in fact mra mind muje khi ni chodta on one side khta hai ki second issue hona chaiye go 4 dis n on the second hand khta hai ki beta bda ho gya don't go for this. I am very confused. Is again I have been becoming victim of depression. What should I do I can't share my problem with any one. please help me. Plz.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hi I am 31 years female. I have been married since 9 years n I have also a son of 8 years old. I had been a victim of...
Dear lybrate-user, due to present trends one child is not good in society every family they need two children, because single child they will be all alone, they con't share their emotions to anybody (fight, love, belonging) if brother or sister is there they can play together and share emotions each other many times single children are becoming psychos in present society two children is better than one.
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I dont like study? what should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, You have not mentioned your age. I don't know why you don't like study. But you must understand, you learn even when you don't read a book. You grow up without books. You can get job / live well / marry without reading books or without any qualifications. Now you should tell me why you want to study at all why to have qualifications the answer is to have a better life. Hope you understood. Take care.
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I am medical student my problem is having confusion about each and everything whether its small or big. Please tell me what I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem with fear. Confusion leads to indecisiveness. It is fostered by a lack of understanding of the issue at hand. When your attention is divided with two or more options, you will split your energy with as many choices and therefore have more difficulty choosing the right one. Life is full of risks and you can never be absolutely certain of many things. So, the right thing to do is to use common sense thinking; take a calculated risk; face and accept the outcome of your choice; size does not matter but the decision-making ability and system matters; define yourself according to the experience you have had and as well as those of others, be they experts or friends; take care of your fear by expressing them and reaching out to others; practice decision-making with frivolous matters first and compare it with others' thinking of the same; and the best thing to do to improve understanding, is to rely on authentic, concrete, genuine, complete, and accurate information, which precedes understanding. You could get some information about decision-making skills from an expert management person. In medicine, all your decisions must be accurate and based on full knowledge because people's lives are at stake.
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I am just 22 years old and i am suffering from high BP problem. I've stopped eating oily food completely but i am unable to control my anger sometimes. I become hyper in few seconds. What should i do?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It will help you to know your anger triggers and managing them. Learning safe ways to express anger is also important. Don't bottle up your anger. Writing a personal journal and counselling will help you to assert yourself without getting angry.
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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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How can I control mastrubation or is it good for health. How many times a dady I can do it. Am 21 years old my weight is 70-75 height 6 ft. I smoke 2 cigarettes a day. Please give me some advisable points doctor.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Masturbation once in a week or twice a week is not harmful. But try to control your desire to do it. As such there are no scientific back up for bad things about it.
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I am using tobacco from few day. At night time if I won't wash my teeth and sleep does it effect my health.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
I am using tobacco from few day. At night time if I won't wash my teeth and sleep does it effect my health.
when you don't brush at night, foods accumulation on the teeth causes plaque. This will lead to gum infection and tooth decay. in addition to this tobacco causes infection in whole mouth, ulcers, bad breath, leading ultimately to cancer. so quit tobacco immediately. brush twice daily. use a mouthwash twice daily after brushing. eat balanced and healthy diet. maintain proper oral hygiene.
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My friend has a cannabis addiction. Will he die at early age?

PG Diploma In Counselling Psychology, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist,
Hi Depends on intensity he is taking. As you also know its not good for physical as well as mental health. As early as treat him before he get addicted.
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