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I have body pains bcoz of depression since 10 years, I am taking treatment, pls tell me natural way to Balance it?

Psychologist, Chennai
I have body pains bcoz of depression since 10 years, I am taking treatment, pls tell me natural way to Balance it?
Share your feeling and what you think with your loved ones. Practice on engaging your senses in the moment, focus on the touch, taste, sight, sound and smell. Engaging senses leaves less time for worry stop the negative self talk connect with friends thinking about past trips listen to upbeat music can change an atmosphere instantly and create a more positive vibe write a journal.
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Hello, from one month I think I am mentally depressed. could’t concentrate on my work. I feel like I am drunk every time. Don’t feel active, I sleep for 9 to 10 hours in a day but still feel sleepy. I am in worst face of my life because of my job is not secure now and office life is going very tortures. I am in the stage of depression and stressed.

General Physician, Tirunelveli
Hello, from one month I think I am mentally depressed. could’t concentrate on my work. I feel like I am drunk every t...
Hello lybrate-user these r very early aigns of depression. U r anxious about your work. Have a healthy diet. Keep your mind free. Just ignore your work tensions. Have a hobby like basket ball, jogging, music etc, and talk about everything to your family. If you are not happy about your job then quit and take some other job. YOUR HEALTH IS IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING.
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Regularly smoking and drinking alcohol, so that I need to check my body for present status. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will need to go for a complete medical check up since you have been into these habits regularly to know your present status vis-a-vis the addiction. The combination of alcohol and smoking is deadly for your health. I am so glad that you are seeking to get rid of these habits and that will play a major role in your recovery. You must stop them both, abruptly and immediately. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of these habits. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the smoking and drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i. E. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as your primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after whichever treatment approach you choose, you must attend AA meetings and your family must also attend some Al-anon meetings to help them deal with their own issues regarding your alcoholism and to support you too in the recovery process. I congratulate you on this fabulous decision that will benefit you firstly and your entire family. You are taking action that will have major bearing to many lives.
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How to stop smoking. please tell me if there is any way that I cant stop smoking.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
Delay in taking next smoking pipe, eat properly, dink water, juice, curd. Make distance from smoking friends, keep engaged in work, relax.
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Depression And it's 5 Types

Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression And it's 5 Types

Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. But if the depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression. Under clinical depression, it is preferable that you go through a proper treatment course by a certified therapist. The Most common types of depressions are:

  1. Major depression - Under this type of a depression you will be depressed for most days of the week and if this condition extends for a period greater than 2 weeks, then it is a case of major depression. The most common method to treat a major depression is to talk to a mental health specialist and take medications called antidepressants (only after a prescription by a certified doctor).
  2. Persistent depressive disorder - This is a more severe and long lasting type of depression which is identified if you are depressed over a period longer than 2 hours. The most common symptoms of this type of a disorder are - change in your appetite, too much or too little sleep, lack of energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating or making decisions, feeling hopeless among others.
  3. Bipolar disorder - If you are experiencing extreme ups and downs of mood abruptly and without any apparent reason, then you might be suffering from this disorder. This disorder is commonly known as a maniac depression, because during an up phase you will be extremely happy, joyful outgoing and talkative but during the low phase you will be sad, tired and depressed.
  4. Seasonal affective disorder - This type of a depression might bother you only during the winter season. This happens whenever the days are shorter and your body is not able to get enough of sunlight. This mostly happens in the case of people who are very fond of sunlight, and they prefer the sunshine over dark periods of the night. This disorder is treated by SAD antidepressants and everyday light therapy of 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Psychotic depression - Under this type of a depression, you will have a major depression along with some psychotic symptoms like - hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Hallucinations mean viewing things that are not there, in reality, delusions are false beliefs or misconceptions and paranoia is the constant fear that somebody is going to harm you.
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Hello, doctor I really dont know from where to start m married since December 2012 after marriage our 1st year of married life is going on very well but after 1 year everything has changed we both have lots of fights arguments upon small small things and my husband always end up all this thing by saying let's get separate I want to give you divorce or go back to your mother's place but always it's me who dont want to end dis relationship cos I truly luv him a lot he also luv me alot but I dont know why he always demand for separation. Our marriage is love marriage we both r long distance cousin we know each other from childhood earlier we used to be a good friend den one day he proposed me nd after dat we got married but he also sometimes regret dat day dat why he proposed me he also say dat it was his life biggest mistake. M not a good wife I dont know anything I sometimes feel like killing my self but m coward I m scared to do so. Dont know how to settle all dis thing again cos for him I hardly matters. I just can not say all dis thing to any one neither to my family member nor to my friends. Cos I just dnt want to put a negative picture of after married life in front of any one nad also I luv him soo much dat I dnt want dat my family or friends feel dat he is a bad guy. Please I need some guidance I realy need to know what possible things I can do to put everything back on tracks again. Thanks.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Let me be very very honest and straightforward in my approach! The fact that you had a love marriage and you want this marriage to continue suggests that you love your husband and he does too. There is no formula by which you can avoid dis harmonies in life. Differences in opinion are always going to be there. Both you and your husband should rather stop blaming each other and settle down to findings healthier ways to resolve differences in a much matured way. It is usually stress, anxiety, depression and one's personality which makes one vulnerable to react in a way which one doesnot actually want to or is it expected to. There is no bravery in committing suicide, in fact it is just a timid escape. Also negative thoughts and death wishes point to depression in you. I strongly suggest you to get evaluated for hormonal imbalances and start treatment for depressive symptoms. Also I suggest you and your husband to undergo counseling under a trained psychotherapist. Contact me online fir further assistance if you feel so.
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I need some advice regarding my relationship issue. 4 years back I fell in love with a boy of my class in college. He was my labmate throughout the 4 years of engineering n we knew each other very well. When the college got over, I missed him a lot. So, I decided to tell him one day on whatsapp. He denied at first saying it's not possible. But somehow he agreed after that when I came to know the feeling was mutual. But I never felt like he was really into it. We used to just chat on whatsapp but never talked. When I asked him to call, he didn't rather went for a movie with his friends. Then, I assumed it's time pass & I broke up almost a year back. I thought I don't have to live with his public profile but his personality which I find practically very inefficient for me. I blocked him there too. I decided next time it'll be him who'll come near me. Even in college, he was very insensitive emotionally. Whenever I needed his help or support, he was never there or came forward to help. He listened more to his friends and used to do whatever they wanted. One more thing I would like to add, he's a shy personality. I have been checking his profile after break up. His dp is still the picture when we were separated. It's a bit difficult to predict what's on his mind. I do miss his a lot and cry almost everyday. It's tough to get over his thoughts. Guide me please. Should I move on or go & talk to him and make things even? if it is 1st one, tell me how? if I go for the 2nd option, i'll be jeopardizing my self-respect & i'm not sure if i'll have a secure future with him considering his careless attitude. Besides, i'll get married in 2-3 years. I'm not sure if he'll agree for that seeing his urge for getting public approval before doing anything. Help me please. I really don't know what to do.?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Go ahead in life and forget the past. Already you have seen and experienced. Find someone else. World is full of good humans. You will find a caring man someday. You will forget this pain of losing him. Time is the biggest healer. Till the time, get yourself engaged in some other things. All the best.
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I am suffering from anxiety my brain think so much about death. Tell me something what I do. I am in big tension.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am suffering from anxiety my brain think so much about death. Tell me something what I do. I am in big tension.
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation. If you are feeling hopeless or suicidal consult a psychiatrist immediately.
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I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
YOu need to practice mind control by meditaion, yoga, reading and books and if needed you take antidepressants
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I was a drunkard, now slowly reduced consumption of alcohol. I was having piles complaint, but somehow managed with some homeo medicine. I am now in my sixties. Fortunately not having sugar, bp etc. But one of colleague got married and having a male child aged 6, running 34 years of age is addict to alcohol. How can I be helpful him?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The proof is in the pudding. Show him how much it has affected your life and that you can help him in this situation. You must, however, give up liquor completely to really feel safe that you are out of your own addiction. In fact your friend may just turn around and tell you exactly that. But I really like your intention and it is bound to have an effect, if your addiction was very severe and you have managed to reduce it to this extent. So do offer all the support and be there for him to see him through. Take him for de-addiction either to a hospital or rehabilitation center and then he will find it easier. He needs to avoid the company of his drinking friends, places, occasions, and events to help him in the first 21 days of his abstinence. He must seek professional help and stay with the therapy until he is out of it completely. That might take up to 3 years to be absolutely sure. Will you stand by him until then? super.
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I lost somebody very close to mine and since then I feel very depressed please help me out.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody very close to mine and since then I feel very depressed please help me out.
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.
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Hi. As I have high anxiety disorder and my b.p never reads normal in a clinic. It shoots up from 115/75 to 170/110. Is there any s.o.s. Medicine which I can take before taking the bp as I have a heart condition and want to know my actual b.p sans anxiety. Presently taking clonazepam, but it is not helping in this case. Rgds.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi. As I have high anxiety disorder and my b.p never reads normal in a clinic. It shoots up from 115/75 to 170/110. I...
You are taking right medicines - beta blockers for anxiety disorder. Yes you can take an extra dose when needed but try to remain calm through yoga and meditation.
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I'm suffering from severe panic attacks from the past 11 years. I don't know how they developed. I tried many treatments but all went in vain. I'm thinking to consult a psychiatrist for this. Please advice me on this part.

Ph. D - Psychology
I'm suffering from severe panic attacks from the past 11 years. I don't know how they developed. I tried many treatme...
Panic attacks involve sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episode can occur at any time, even during sleep. People with this disorder may believe that they are having a heart attack or they are dying, going crazy or something bad going to happen. Please consult a good psychologist or psychiatrist who can guide you a proper treatment plan.
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stop it, speak without a abnormal break...

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
What is stuttering?

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases, lasts throughout life. The disorder is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called" disfluencies" most people produce brief disfluencies from time to time. For instance, some words are repeated and others are preceded by" um" or" uh" disfluencies are not necessarily a problem; however, they can impede communication when a person produces too many of them.

In most cases, stuttering has an impact on at least some daily activities. The specific activities that a person finds challenging to perform vary across individuals. For some people, communication difficulties only happen during specific activities, for example, talking on the telephone or talking before large groups. For most others, however, communication difficulties occur across a number of activities at home, school, or work. Some people may limit their participation in certain activities. Such" participation restrictions" often occur because the person is concerned about how others might react to disfluent speech. Other people may try to hide their disfluent speech from others by rearranging the words in their sentence (circumlocution), pretending to forget what they wanted to say, or declining to speak. Other people may find that they are excluded from participating in certain activities because of stuttering. Clearly, the impact of stuttering on daily life can be affected by how the person and others react to the disorder.

What are signs and symptoms of stuttering?

Stuttered speech often includes repetitions of words or parts of words, as well as prolongations of speech sounds. These disfluencies occur more often in persons who stutter than they do in the general population. Some people who stutter appear very tense or" out of breath" when talking. Speech may become completely stopped or blocked. Blocked is when the mouth is positioned to say a sound, sometimes for several seconds, with little or no sound forthcoming. After some effort, the person may complete the word. Interjections such as" um" or" like" can occur, as well, particularly when they contain repeated (" u- um- um") or prolonged (" uuuum") speech sounds or when they are used intentionally to delay the initiation of a word the speaker expects to" get stuck on"

Some examples of stuttering include:

" w- w- w- where are you going" (part-word repetition: the person is having difficulty moving from the" w" in" where" to the remaining sounds in the word. On the fourth attempt, he successfully completes the word.)
" ssss ave me a seat" (sound prolongation: the person is having difficulty moving from the" s" in" save" to the remaining sounds in the word. He continues to say the" s" sound until he is able to complete the word.)
" i'll meet you - um um you know like - around six o'clock" (a series of interjections: the person expects to have difficulty smoothly joining the word" you" with the word" around" in response to the anticipated difficulty, he produces several interjections until he is able to say the word" around" smoothly.)
How is stuttering diagnosed?

Identifying stuttering in an individual's speech would seem like an easy task. Disfluencies often" stand out" and disrupt a person's communication. Listeners can usually detect when a person is stuttering. At the same time, however, stuttering can affect more than just a person's observable speech. Some characteristics of stuttered speech are not as easy for listeners to detect. As a result, diagnosing stuttering requires the skills of a certified speech-language pathologist (slp).

During an evaluation, an slp will note the number and types of speech disfluencies a person produces in various situations. The slp will also assess the ways in which the person reacts to and copes with disfluencies. The slp may also gather information about factors such as teasing that may make the problem worse. A variety of other assessments (e. G, speech rate, language skills) may be completed as well, depending upon the person's age and history. Information about the person is then analyzed to determine whether a fluency disorder exists. If so, the extent to which it affects the ability to perform and participate in daily activities is determined.

For young children, it is important to predict whether the stuttering is likely to continue. An evaluation consists of a series of tests, observations, and interviews designed to estimate the child's risk for continuing to stutter. Although there is some disagreement among slps about which risk factors are most important to consider, factors that are noted by many specialists include the following:

A family history of stuttering
Stuttering that has continued for 6 months or longer
Presence of other speech or language disorders
Strong fears or concerns about stuttering on the part of the child or the family
No single factor can be used to predict whether a child will continue to stutter. The combination of these factors can help slps determine whether treatment is indicated.

For older children and adults, the question of whether stuttering is likely to continue is somewhat less important, because the stuttering has continued at least long enough for it to become a problem in the person's daily life. For these individuals, an evaluation consists of tests, observations, and interviews that are designed to assess the overall severity of the disorder. In addition, the impact the disorder has on the person's ability to communicate and participate appropriately in daily activities is evaluated. Information from the evaluation is then used to develop a specific treatment program, one that is designed to:

Help the individual speak more fluently,
Communicate more effectively, and
Participate more fully in life activities.
What treatments are available for stuttering?

Most treatment programs for people who stutter are" behavioral" they are designed to teach the person specific skills or behaviors that lead to improved oral communication. For instance, many slps teach people who stutter to control and/or monitor the rate at which they speak. In addition, people may learn to start saying words in a slightly slower and less physically tense manner. They may also learn to control or monitor their breathing. When learning to control speech rate, people often begin by practicing smooth, fluent speech at rates that are much slower than typical speech, using short phrases and sentences. Over time, people learn to produce smooth speech at faster rates, in longer sentences, and in more challenging situations until speech sounds both fluent and natural" follow-up" or" maintenance" sessions are often necessary after completion of formal intervention to prevent relapse.
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What are the symptoms of Depression and how to overcome it? Recently I figured he doesn't have any interest in any kind of activities, from study to sports activities he is just like a lazy fellow. I strongly believe he is in Depression.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
What are the symptoms of Depression and how to overcome it? Recently I figured he doesn't have any interest in any ki...
Hello lybrate-user, can you tell me about his symptoms and for how long have these symptoms persist. We cannot judge depression easily, he needs to have flow of symptoms for a period of time. Say from 1 month to 6 months which will help us to evaluate and understand if he does have Depression. It could be the starting signs of Depression, but again its hard to label him without knowing a little bit more.) Regards
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I am 26 years old male, and have been suffering from severe depression for the last 6 months. I am feeling low all the time and I am unable to focus on things that I care about. Is there any medication that could help in easing my depression, at least a bit?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 26 years old male, and have been suffering from severe depression for the last 6 months. I am feeling low all th...
Certainly, there are medicines to get relief from depressive mood. It would be better if you consult a counsellor/pscchologist/psychiatrist. You need proper assessment, to decide the intensity of your depression. Based on that medication is decided. Along with medication, you may try some therapy sessions with the counsellor. You need to find out what is causing this depressive/sad feeling and how you can control it buy modifying you thoughts, feelings and behavior. Once you are able to manage your feelings, you will be able to concentrate more on things which are important for you.
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I want to consult with a psychologist. I am in a relationship since 4 year. Now she is studied in another college. But nowadays she is in relationship with another guy assumed as brother. You know today's brother-sister relationship. If I asked about these things she blame me. I meet her after one year and some intimate moment spend there. After leaving that place she didn't call me since one month. I really loves her. I always care about her. I want a start up for my own company. And my semester is also going on. I can't concentrate on my business. I am always frustrated when her thoughts arises in my mind. 24 hours something going in my mind. I am in a complicated relationship that I can't leave her. I never hopeless in my life except her matter. I can't decide what to do in this situation. Please help me in this situation. What will be the perfect decision for me in this situation?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I want to consult with a psychologist. I am in a relationship since 4 year. Now she is studied in another college. Bu...
Hi lybrate-user, you are in your growing period. It is common to have relationships and also have heart breaks, confusion etc. Firstly, until and unless you have some evidence there is no point doubting here and getting disturbed. If you have and she accepts it you can mend you relationship and give her another chance if you want. Thirdly, if she does not accept and you have evidence and she behaves cold and not loving, its better to leave the relationship move on. Helplessness is only perceived we always have the power to make us feel good or bad and if relationships is not helping us grow its not worth having. Long distance will create further doubt. You can also leave things as it is, take a break, and leave everything on fate. Till that time study, focus on your career, that is of utmost importance it will help you throughout your life.
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Sir I have a serious problem related to psychiatric like when any body drive and I am sitting behind them then I feel something will happened me and I have to say stop to drive bike but when I am driving the same thing then it's not a problem please sir guide me I am too unhappy with this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I have a serious problem related to psychiatric like when any body drive and I am sitting behind them then I feel...
You have a trust problem. You do not have enough confidence with others’ driving and because of that you may be a controlling kind of person, where permissible. There is nothing to be so unhappy about this really. You can live with this problem quite comfortably if you ride the bike yourself all the time. If you want to resolve this then you have to learn to trust and know that others will drive safely too. You must realize that their lives are at stake too and surely they will not jeopardize their own lives as well, would they? To do so you will need to have someone ride you along and after repeated attempts you will build confidence in their abilities. Of course it helps to find a good driver all the time and then reposing confidence in a good driver is a lot easier for sure. Additionally you could work with a counselor on trust issues and resolve that to be able to deal with the driving part too rather effectively. That is some of the reason that there are so many people who do a lot of what is called, 'Back-seat driving'.: they cannot trust others but themselves only.
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