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Dr. Avani Sarvaiya Tiwari  - Psychiatrist, Noida

Dr. Avani Sarvaiya Tiwari

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, DNB

Psychiatrist, Noida

14 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1000 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Avani Sarvaiya Tiwari is a renowned Psychiatrist in Sector-1, Noida. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 14 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. Doctor is a MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, DNB . You can consult Dr. Avani Sarvaiya Tiwari at Institute of Cognitive & Behavioural Sciences in Sector-1, Noida. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Avani Sarvaiya Tiwari on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Seth G s Medical college Mumbai - 2003
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - T N Medical College, Mumbai - 2006
DNB - School of Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Center, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 2009
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Delhi Medical Association (DMA)

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Hi I am 32 and married .My concern is about controlling anger and having negative thinking about the matters related to my spouse. This is leading to misunderstandings and quarrels between us which is in turn effecting my health and peace if mind. Please advise what can be done to avoid such temperament .

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. I can understated. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I suggest anger management therapy. Negative thinking about your wife and her activities and behavior could be due to your own ego and disrespect. There could be behavioral problems with your wife too. I need to know more about it. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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I have so stress, anxiety not positive things always negative things 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
I have so stress, anxiety not positive things always negative things please help me.
Because of stress negative thoughts may come. In stress our mind can have loss of positive manner. So it is possible of negetive thoughts. So then you follow stress relief methods. Take the help of friends or elders. Share your feelings with your closed friends, recreate your own entertainment channels. Take a special space for yourself. Visit temple's, movies, new places, new taste of food. Change the lifestyle management. Be friendly with others. Be happy all the time. All the best.
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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?
Age is nothing to do with enjoying your activities and not wanting to visit friends and family. And you are just 22! it is a person's mental and emotional state that is responsible for such thoughts and behaviours. I have seen 75 year old people enjoying tremendously in social gatherings and enjoying their life. Yet I have also seen 15 year olds so disappointed in life that they have cut them selves from active social interactions. This means that it is your own experiences which make you respond to life in different ways. 1. I am sensing disappointment and sadness with yourself and others, from your statements. I suggest that you undergo counselling to learn tips and techniques to manage social relationships and expectations from self and others which seems to have taken a hit in your case. Withdrawing from people may be a short term solution but never a long term solution because humans are social animals and need each other for their survival and achieve their fullest potential. 2. Some amount of self awareness and" other" awareness can help you to build bridges again with your friends and being able to appreciate differences while accepting similarities is definitely a desirable trait in people in these fast changing times. 3. Disinterest in your own actions might be coming from doing stuff that you don't want to do or may be below your skill level or some other reason. A counsellor will be able to help you to direct your daily and weekly activities in a direction which makes sense and meaning to you so that you feel a sense of achievement and fulfillment. Please click on private chat for personalised tips.
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My 17yrs daughter is feeling like lots of questens are continuesly coming in her mind and she not able to led normal life what should I do?

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 , that condition is normal. Your daughter is adolescent. During this period, they need to find answers to so many questions about their present and past, gender, society, responsibility etc. You may consult a psychologist or ask a private question to me with more details. Take care.
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I fell not well my exams are close and soon I also much depress what can I do for fresh mind tell me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I fell not well my exams are close and soon I also much depress what can I do for fresh mind tell me.
Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I am 25 years and into sales profile. I like sales but unable to meet targets. My seniors neglect me at times which makes me feel low. I also try to study for higher studies but unable to get simple things now. I was a bright student in academic so very much confused and tensed about my potential. I want to interact with people but am introvert at the same time. Can't think of topics to initiate talk with people easily.

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 25 years and into sales profile. I like sales but unable to meet targets. My seniors neglect me at times which m...
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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Hello doctor, actually I am habitual for mastrubutation and I want to get out from this situation. Please help me to out from this.

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
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actually I am habitual for mastrubutation and I want to get out from this situation. Please help me to ...
It's ok if you masturbate. Don't over think about it. Guilt is something which is dragging you down.
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I am suffering from depression from few years,cause not having better job,i have very much depressed now.I take depsonil tablet,everyday 3 time,but not ok.Please help?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you have been taking depsonil 3tabs every day since past atleast one month then it is not working for you. You need to see your psychiatrist and get the medication checked. If you are having a trouble some environment because of which your depression is not getting better you need to get out of the environment.
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My brother is 30 year old unmarried suffering from schizophrenia decease can you tell me best medicine for him.

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, schizophrenia is mainly of 4 types and each has different characteristics. Please provide more symptoms so that I am able to diagnose the type of schizophrenia. Take care.
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Please suggest me how to tackle school refusal problem in my seven year old son. He is good at studies, sports and a very active child but does not want to go school. This problem has been there since he was going to nursery. He says he wants to be with mummy papa and doest not like school. Although he never complains about teachers.

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Psychology (Clinical)
Psychologist, Delhi
Please suggest me how to tackle school refusal problem in my seven year old son. He is good at studies, sports and a ...
Dear Lybrate user, School refusal is a very common phenomenon seen among young children. It is imperative to know the reason why your child refuses to go to the school. Does it happen everyday or only sometimes? How do you as parents respond to the child's refusal to go to school? How is the overall parent-child relationship, family environment and environment at school? Questions like these need to be asked for a better understanding of the whole situation. Hence, I advise you to meet a Clinical Psychologist in person along with your child and address the issue. - Till then, try and talk to your child as to why he/she refuses to go to school? Listen to your child patiently and acknowledge his/her feelings appropriately. Make him/her feel assured and understood through your discussion. - In addition to this, it is extremely important for the parents to maintain their calm and handle the situation properly when your child does not want to go to school. Instead of shouting at your child or even hitting him/her try to maintain your calm so that it does not aggravate the situation and negatively reinforce the problem behaviour. - Positively reinforce your child with a hug, a kiss or with something that he/she likes on the days when he/she goes to school. Make it clear to them that this is a reward that they have earned by going to school so that they also understand that getting these rewards is contingent/dependent on their school going behaviour. It will instil a sense of responsibility in your child for his/her behaviours and the consequences they get. - These need to be followed consistently and always fulfil your promises to the child. These are just some ways to handle it slightly better, for proper management consult a Clinical or Child Psychologist in person. Best wishes.
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I have stammering problem like repeating words. Also called NATTHI. SO is there any solution for that problem.

MBBS, cc USG
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 stammering. 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 am 23 year old male. I have suffered from following problem÷ 1>I went to neuro physician for some problem but he abused me highly addictive clonazepam for 6 months. Out of frustration I left his treatment. My life turned hell due to his treatment. 2>My elder cousin abused me mentally for 7 years straight but I kicked him off my life. 3>I wanted to get admissions in b tech but my parents did not allowed me to. 4>I faced backlog in my semester exams due to negligence of my patents. They did not understood my problem and I was made to suffer again. My professor used to personally insult me in front of whole class of graduates. My parents did not bother too. After many hellish experiences of life. whom to ask for cure?

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am 23 year old male. I have suffered from following problem÷
1>I went to neuro physician for some problem but he ab...
Hello lybrate-user, I don't know why you feel like this that everyone abused you in past and even your parents didn't help you ever. But still I want to stay you that make your self positive and be positive for every thing. Try to see the second part or I can say their perceptions towards you or situation. Or you can do one more thing to improve your life that make your self so strong that no body can heart you and be a strong and ideal personality that everyone will phrase you for your qualities. If you can study try to read books on psychology. It will help you to come out from your problems. Read some inspirational stories also. IF you want any other help you can contact us.
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Hello Dr. I'm suffering from depression taking medicine since 3 years now on very low dose 1/4 tab of quitepine 25 5 mg of cipralex alternative days can when I stop this I get severe headache and sleepless what should I do for stop this medicine and normal lifestyle.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello Dr. I'm suffering from depression taking medicine since 3 years now on very low dose 1/4 tab of quitepine 25 5 ...
Dear lybrate user first of all try consulting a clinical psychologist because medicines would act faster and taken along with therapeutic sessions. Try to bring exercises in your routine like gym, yoga, brisk walk etc. Engage into some hobby club. You can volunteer yourself in some ngo working for the society like teaching children living on street or slum. Sometimes doing working for good cause help in elevating ones mood and spirit. Hope this will help. Take care.
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I am in a very poor mental condition. My results of class 12 final exams are bad and I have failed to keep up to the expectations of my parents and teachers. I blame myself for this. No one else is to blame. My family life is bit complicated. My mother single handedly bought me up. I was a topper of my school. But then suddenly I suffered some depression in class 10 but recovered after that. But my entire class 11 and 12 studies were very poor as I was distracted all the time. I am addicted to smartphone for I have no friends. I have not visited any place since 2010. It is not possible for us to travel. It is better if I do not talk about my father. He have beaten me and harassed me since childhood. I and my mother do not have money so are dependent on my father. Only for money. Apart from that we have no relation with my father. I cannot concentrate on anything. I always feel like crying. I think sooner or later I have to give up. I cannot take this embarrassment any longer. I cannot find any meaning in life. The last few days have been a living death for me. I am writing this out of utter helplessness.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am in a very poor mental condition. My results of class 12 final exams are bad and I have failed to keep up to the ...
If you realie all this then rather than working hard you have made yours as well a your mothers life a hell and if you really want to make your mother happy throughout your life, try to be a good human and for that studie is the easy and most economical way-------------work hard and once you start s delivering good results, many hands will come forward to help you-------make your mother proud of you one day and give a meaning to her hard work-------------study hard and forget about past------------start from the beginning and with an aim, surely you will succeed------------
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Iam 25yrs old I daily smoke 8cigarettes. I want to reduce this smoking number how should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Replace smoking with higher taste like" transcendental meditation. When you get higher taste, the lower taste of intoxicants like nicotine would no longer be able to distract you.
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My mom has mental health problems from last 12 years. She's not recovered yet. Psychiatrist treatment done several times. But she is not well enough. Now I want cure her totally. Does neurologist help me for her mental illness. Please help me. And suggest the best for me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mom has mental health problems from last 12 years. She's not recovered yet. Psychiatrist treatment done several ti...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take I will suggest her to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional and then take another psychiatrist opinion for medication.
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Hi. I am mother of 5 month old boy. I feel very depressed. I cry a lot. Even while talking about something thinking or watching a emotional video makes me cry. I have problems in my personal life. I am not sure if I am depressed in medical terms or I am just upset coz of problems. I have to join my job from next week after maternity. I don't want to be away from my son. Though he will be cared by his grandparents. I think I can't take any medicines for now as I am breastfeeding my son.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi. I am mother of 5 month old boy. I feel very depressed. I cry a lot. Even while talking about something thinking o...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches General medical conditions and substances causing depression also needs to be ruled out. Consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated, there are medications which are relatively safe during breast feeding too. All the best.
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I am a heavy drinker. Now I want to get rid of this and want my health back. Symptoms are sweating more than normal, loss of appetite, dramatic weight loss, tingling and numbness in tips of fingers and toes, reddish palm and foots, some times shaky dont even drink water with one hand, felling cold in ac room. Please help.

MBBS, DPM, DNB (PSYCHIATRY)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dear, alcohol dependence syndrome (addiction) is a serious condition which can cause harm to various organs of the body including brain and nervous system. The symptoms like tingling and numbness and shaky hands are due to peripheral neuropathy and weakness of the nervous system. Whereas loss of apetite and wt loss are due to liver and git dysfunction. Lot of time people believe addictions are just bad habits which can be left at anytime with some wiilpower. And only later they realise that its not as easy as it sounds plus it becomes alarmingly dangerous in later stages of addiction. Kindly consult a psychiatrist as soon as possible for complete evaluation and treatment. You may also have to consult a liver specialist if your suffering from jaundice or liver dysfunction. Regards, Dr. Vishal chhabra.
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Bipolar Affective Disorder - Symptoms and Treatments

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Bipolar Affective Disorder - Symptoms and Treatments

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. A person’s mood and emotions can be altered drastically due to bipolar disorder, but they do not have more than one personality. Split personalities problem is more commonly seen in those with personality/dissociative disorders. 

There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, “down,” or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

  1. Bipolar I Disorder: Defined by manic episodes that last at least 7 days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe that the person needs immediate hospital care. Usually, depressive episodes occur as well, typically lasting at least 2 weeks. Episodes of depression with mixed features (having depression and manic symptoms at the same time) are also possible.
  2. Bipolar II Disorder: Defined by a pattern of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes, but not the full-blown manic episodes described above.
  3. Cyclothymic Disorder (also called cyclothymia): Defined by numerous periods of hypomanic symptoms as well numerous periods of depressive symptoms lasting for at least 2 years (1 year in children and adolescents). However, the symptoms do not meet the diagnostic requirements for a hypomanic episode and a depressive episode.
  4. Other Specified and Unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorders: Defined by bipolar disorder symptoms that do not match the three categories listed above.

The disorder has two strong phases: 1) Bipolar Mania and 2) Depression.

Mania

Mania is a state of heightened energy and euphoria - an elevation of mood. It is in direct contrast to depression. Mania can vary in severity from hypomania, where, in addition to mood and energy elevation, the person shows mild impairment of judgement and insight, to severe mania with delusions and a level of manic excitement that can be so exhausting that hospitalisation is required to control the episode.

The mood, energy and other related symptoms define both mania and hypomania, with psychotic features being an 'add on' component experienced by a sub-set of individuals. 

You have an intense sense of well-being, energy and optimism. It can be so strong that it affects your thinking and judgement. You may believe strange things about yourself, make bad decisions, and behave in embarrassing, harmful and - occasionally - dangerous ways.
 
Like depression, it can make it difficult or impossible to deal with day-to-day life. Mania can badly affect both, your relationships and work. When it isn't so extreme, it is called 'hypomania'. In case a person has become maniac, you may notice the following things:

Emotional

  • Very happy and excited
  • Irritated with other people who don't share your optimistic outlook
  • Feeling more important than usual. 

Thinking

  • Full of new and exciting ideas
  • Moving quickly from one idea to another
  • Hearing voices that other people can't hear.

Physical

Behaviour

  • Making plans that are grandiose and unrealistic
  • Very active, moving around very quickly
  • Behaving unusually
  • Talking very quickly - other people may find it hard to understand what you are talking about
  • Making odd decisions on the spur of the moment, sometimes with disastrous consequences
  • Recklessly spending your money
  • Over-familiar or recklessly critical with other people
  • Less inhibited in general.

If you are in the middle of a manic episode for the first time, you may not realise that there is anything wrong, although your friends, family or colleagues will. You may even feel annoyed if someone tries to point this out to you. You increasingly lose touch with day-to-day issues and with other people's feelings. 

Depression

The feeling of depression is something we all experience from time to time. It can even help us to recognise and deal with problems in our lives. In clinical depression or bipolar disorder, the feeling of depression is much worse. It goes on for longer and makes it difficult or impossible to deal with the normal things of life. If you become depressed, you will notice some of these changes:

Emotional

  • Feelings of unhappiness that don't go away
  • Feeling that you want to burst into tears for no reason
  • Losing interest in things
  • Being unable to enjoy things
  • Feeling restless and agitated
  • Loss of self-confidence
  • Feeling useless, inadequate and hopeless
  • Feeling more irritable than usual
  • Thinking of suicide.  

Thinking

  • Can’t think positively or hopefully
  • Finding it hard to make even simple decisions
  • Difficulty in concentrating. 

Physical

  • Losing appetite and weight
  • Difficulty in getting to sleep
  • Waking earlier than usual
  • Feeling utterly tired
  • Constipation
  • Going off sex

Behaviour

  • Difficulty in starting or completing things, even everyday chores
  • Crying a lot or feeling like you want to cry, but not being able to
  • Avoiding contact with other people.

Causes

  1. Biological Causes: Experts say that patients with bipolar disorder often show physical changes in their brains. Nobody is sure why the changes lead to the disorder.
  2. Genetic Traits: Researchers are involved in finding out whether or not the causes of bipolar disorder arise out of genes and other hereditary factors. If you have a first-degree relative or a sibling who is/was affected by this condition, you would probably have it too.
  3. Neurotransmitters: Mood swing disorder is caused by an imbalance in brain chemicals known as ‘neurotransmitters’.

Treatment Methods

  1. Initial Treatment: The initial treatment method is to take medications to balance and control the mood swings. After the symptoms are in control, one has to start working with his/her trusted doctor for chalking out an effective and practical long-term treatment procedure.

  2. Recovery from substance abuse: Problems related to excessive alcohol and drug abuse are solved by this therapy. Failing this step, this disorder can be unmanageable.

  3. Day care treatment: Day care treatment programs can be recommended by your doctor. This treatment method includes counseling and support which keep the bipolar traits under control.

  4. Hospitalization: Hospitalization or immediate medical support is recommended in case of suicidal thoughts or when a person starts exhibiting erratic behavior (being psychotic).

  5. Medications: Medications include the administration of antipsychotics (such as ziprasidone, olanzapine), antidepressants (usually in combination with a mood stabilizer or an anti-psychotic), mood stabilizers (such as valproic acid, lithium, divalproex sodium) and anti-anxiety medications. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist and ask a free question.

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