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Dr. Owais A. Farooqui

M-Phil, MVSc (Ph.D)

Psychiatrist, Noida

11 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Owais A. Farooqui M-Phil, MVSc (Ph.D) Psychiatrist, Noida
11 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Owais A. Farooqui is a popular Psychiatrist in Sector-11, Noida. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 11 years. He studied and completed M-Phil, MVSc (Ph.D) . He is currently practising at Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute in Sector-11, Noida. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Owais A. Farooqui on Lybrate.com.

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M-Phil - Shahdara Mental Hospital - 2006
MVSc (Ph.D) - Jamia University - 2013
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Hi I wanna know one thing and that is I have one cousin bro and he has been diagnosed with one psychological disease in 2014 and in 2014 . he often get angry even in small things and he often do insult of his neighbours and he also sometimes send an abusive text to his neighbours and he sometimes start fighting with his family members if they do not complete his wish but for some months he had been starts behaving like a good children but in 2015. he sisters wants the key of one almirah and he has that almirah key along with him and his sister wants to get some of her important documents which were kept in that almirah but he refuses to give the key to his sister and due to this his sister has called their neighbour son who is like their family member and he also starting to convince he to give the almirah key to his sister but he again refuses to do this and harsh has also becomes little bit angry due to this and then harsh has start fighting with his neighbour son and he has also said some abusive words to him and due to this his neighbour son has also become angry and coz of this they starts fighting with each other and at that time he has said I have so many contacts with bad people (gunday) and I can also take their help to damage uh and then his neighbour son has said to him you can call anyone coz I am not afraid of uh and then he said him that do you have any contact with bad people then his neighbour son says no and he has make a call to his one good friend and later they stop fighting with each other and then later in 2015 on rakshabandan he has send one message to his neighbour son and in that message he has wrote :-ki main kamzor nahi houn n mere bhi bhut sari jagah contacts hain but main aapko apne bdae bhai jaisa hi maanta houn etc.) But few months ago harsh has said sorry to his neighbour son and now harsh is behaving like a good child but now I wanna know that is there any insult feeling for harsh in all of these or not and is he has been behaved like bad people coz of his psychological disease or not.

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I am suffering from stammering problem from childhood what should I do to stop it.

Master of Speech Pathology
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Stammering cureing program for 3 month you have to join, or do some breathing exercise it will help to cure your stammering.
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I am an introvert and not talkative /friendly by nature. I don't generally initiate hi /hello to even known people / peers. Specially it happens when they are girls. I want to change my nature like an extrovert and friendly person. Please advise something so that I could be able to change in my habits which are the old. Thanks a lot.

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 an introvert and not talkative /friendly by nature. I don't generally initiate hi /hello to even known people / ...
Dear user. Introversion is very good on many ways and it is always better to be an introvert. But if you desire to change your personality and wants to be an extrovert, that can be done with the help of personality development training and therapy. Take care.
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I want to improve my intellect and memory for studying and also to improve my concentration so please help?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise It may be obvious that distractions aren’t helping your focus, but do you actually cut them out? I’ll admit, it can be tempting to put the e-mail alerts on, turn on the IM and answer every request sent your way. But in the end it is only preventing you from concentrating. Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Answer your e-mails at scheduled times. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. Before I write any articles, I define the main focus of the article and get a brief mental picture of the structure. Unclear objectives often result in having to redo sections of work. 4) Divide Blobs Big blobs of tasks that have no clear start or end point destroy focus. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If you are writing a program, get clear on how much commenting you need, what functions you want to use and the flexibility required. If you are writing an article, decide on the length and style. If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. I recommend using a deadline when: 1. Time is limited. If you only have a day to complete work that could easily take weeks, chunking it into specific deadlines will strip away everything that isn’t crucial. 2. It’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. If your task could easily expand to have new features or ideas, use a deadline to keep it under control. 3. To avoid procrastination. A tight deadline can save you if you are worried about procrastinating. 7) Break Down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8 ) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. 7 Lifestyle-Based Ways to Improve Your Memory 1. Eat Right. The foods you eat – and don't eat – play a crucial role in your memory. . 2. Exercise. ... 3. Stop Multitasking. ... 4. Get a Good Night's Sleep. ... 5. Play Brain Games. ... 6. Master a New Skill. ... 7. Try Mnemonic Devices. Eight Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 8 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual(link is external) memory. You'll be astounded by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. For example, you can remember Mike who has large ears by creating a mental picture of a microphone (a "mike") clearing those big ears of wax (gross, I know—but all the more effective because of it). It requires mental effort to do this, but if you practice you'll be surprised how quickly you can come up with creative ways to generate these images. Here's another example: How often do you forget where you left your keys, your sunglasses, or your wallet? The next time you put something down somewhere, pause a moment to notice where you've placed it, and then in your mind blow it up. If you visualize the explosion in enough detail, you won't forget where you put it. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. It's been well recognized since the 1950's we remember "bits" of information better if we chunk them. For example, it's easier to remember 467890 as "467" and "890" than as six individual digits. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. Among other things, this is how I learned the names of bacteria, what infections they cause, and what antibiotics treat them. Writing out facts(link is external) in lists improves recall if you make yourself learn the lists actively instead of passively. In other words, don't just copy the list of facts you're trying to learn but actively recall each item you wish to learn and then write it down again and again and again. In doing this, you are, in effect, teaching yourself what you're trying to learn—and as all teachers know, the best way to ensure you know something is to have to teach it. This method has the added benefit of immediately showing you exactly which facts haven't made it into your long-term memory so you can focus more attention on learning them rather than wasting time reinforcing facts you already know. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am 21 years boy, I am very emotional man. Last year I had a relationship with a girl, it was true love from my side, but after the 6 months, I got know that she has a boyfriend and she is cheated me, I went for depression, some how I could come out of it. Recently I had a crush on another girl. She was moving so familiar and romantic with me ahe uses to response my feelings, after several time of thinking I came to final conclusion that I am in love with her, I proposed her, she rejected it, I was not happy but I did not went for depression. But she started to avoid me, she blocked in whats app, she gave reason that I was too forcing her to message me. I am a kind of person, I want quick response by my best persons or to whom I like. I am confused now I am not getting any decision, please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 21 years boy, I am very emotional man. Last year I had a relationship with a girl, it was true love from my side...
Hi, its normal at your age to act impulsive, to take clues and conclude its love, to get sad (not depressed) when proposal is rejected. The point im trying to make is you are at this age where a lot of people will enter your life and leave your life, only people who value your real worth will stay. So, its useless to go back off people craving attention. There is no quick response in love. On what parameters you base your love, im not aware of but yes, good things take time. Instead of jumping into love, sit back, reason, analyze and let love embrace you. Do not think in that direction in every relationship let love take its course. Focus on studying right and building your career. Love will come and happen to you at right time. You don't have to be obsessed with idea of love because everyone around is in love. You are a kind person and that is why it is important to form meaningful relationships otherwise if they are superficial and when they break you will be the one to get hurt the most.
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I used to get worried for even simple things. How I can overcome this? Thanks in advance.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I used to get worried for even simple things. How I can overcome this? Thanks in advance.
Take Stramonium 200 1 dose now and then start taking cosmos 30 2 doses daily for 2 weeks. Your worriness for small-small matters should be reduced. And you should start feeling relaxed with 2-3 days. Still if you have any queries, then please let me know. :) Take care. :)
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Hi my name is Rahul and I smoke marijuana from 3 years. Can you please help me to leave it. Also tell me the effect of marijuana on lungs.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Marijuana itself has no significant effect on lungs but it is smoked with tobacco which has it's own repercussions. Otherwise, marijuana affects neurochemicals and affects thinking and perception and can lead to mood disturbance, anxiety, obsessions and even psychosis. There is treatment available for cannabis abuse.
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Hi My husband told me he wants to have sex with another female how should I react .Please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Please find out if he means it or it was just to pull your leg and trouble you. How is your own sex life with him? are you ok to have him sex outside or you have objections? there will be pros and cons of each choice. Please click on private chat if you are interested in more detail.
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Sir/madam, I am 32 year old male suffering from stammering problem. Suffering since from my child hood. I can't speak well and get stuck to every word. Any one who can permanently remove my problem. Is there any type of medical instrument available that could control stammering?

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice: properly stammering assessment by qualified speech therapist Breathing exercise by different types exercise regularly small and long sentence slow speed speaking exercise regularly tongue moment by clock wise and anti clock wise poems and store slow speed speaking in front mirrir Recommend regular speech therapy by qualified speech therapist 109% stammering problem solve definitely.
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For e. G I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
For e. G I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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10 years before doctors are declared my problem as paranormal personality disorder. After tat because of my patience level I never turned into this situation .bt now again having the same problem .i cannot control myself. And I also hided this problem from my husband and married him. Thats y he does not aware of my problem and continuously giving me more tension. And again I am going to tat deep depression level and my mind will not be stable. Now I have 2 years old baby. I am having fear about that whether she may have a same problem or not when she grows. Now I am mentally collapsed. I can not talk to anyone normally. And also having fear abt that if my husband il know the full problem is he accept me in his life or leave me I dnt know that. I am in confusion stage. I got married before four years. For this four years I controlled myself whenever I got tension bt nowadays I can not act like a normal girl again behaviour changing it affects my whole family they are worried abt me so .now I will go to singapore within 4 days. I am having lot of tension and fear. Today again I am going to the same hospital in which I got treatment before ten years. Also I have posted this for immediate medicine and solution. Please help me and reply me soon. I am in a worse situation. My health is in worse condition.

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi, Did you mean you have been diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder? If yes then, it is a disorder that can be managed with regular medication and counselling. Because you could not tell your husband about your condition, you must have had to deal with the emotional turmoil of hiding this secret and worrying if he would get to know about your condition. It can lead to stress and anxiety. In addition, being a mother to a newborn comes with its own share of challenges, for a woman it can result in a variety of hormonal changes. The hormonal changes may have affected your condition and your medication may need alteration. When are the last time you visited your psychiatrist? Pls get a new diagnosis and prescription is what I would suggest, before you leave. I would also advise regular counselling. You need support and you are not alone. There is no need for you to face this alone, seek support and tell you husband about your condition. Trust is most important in a relationship. Be honest and allow him to support you. Also, understanding a bit more about your condition is important, people are there to help you. Hope you feel better soon.
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My mother is 60 years old, going through some family disputes and can't seem to cope up with her current situation. She seems depressed and have mentioned suicidal thoughts, what could I do at home to improve her situation, I have tried motivating her but nothing seem to work, please advice.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My mother is 60 years old, going through some family disputes and can't seem to cope up with her current situation. S...
Dear lybrate-user, Please motivate her to seek psychiatric help. Allow her to talk her feelings and give value to her feelings. After consulting the psychiatrist if antidepressant is prescribed, encourage her to take the tablets and counsel her to wait patiently for tablets to work on her brain. It may take 2-3 weeks. Don't ask her to forget family disputes. She too wants to forget - but it comes automatically to her. Please remove sources of harmful suicidal attempts, like tablets, poisons, locked rooms with fan, etc.
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I am 21 years old and I have been facing some serious mental problems from last 7-8 months which I need to discuss I have been some strange paranoidal and delusional periods full of stress and anxiety resulting in constant fear whole day What do I do? I am very worried. Help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 21 years old and I have been facing some serious mental problems from last 7-8 months which I need to discuss I ...
Hello, the best way of getting rid of any mental/ mind problem as well as releasing the mental stress/ tension is through exercises (sp. Yoga and meditation) which increases your blood circulation, boosts up oxygen in each and every tissue of the body and makes your mind calm! medication: take homoeopathic medicines - bacopa monierri q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night. Take them for 20 days. Revert me back.
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If I swallow the garlic is it cures the night fall problem? please answer me my age is 19 I didn't addicted to alcohols.Please tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If I swallow the garlic is it cures the night fall problem? please answer me my age is 19 I didn't addicted to alcoho...
Nonsense, there is no connection between nightfall and garlic. Garlic is good for you. Nocturnal emissions are absolutely normal anyway and it is a discharge of excess semen and is a natural process. At this age, there will be more of this activity and is absolutely normal.
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I am suffering From an unknown kind of disease that I am facing much night mares during whole night which are really disturbing me? Can I have any kind of suggestion from you, how can get rid from this burden.

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 suffering From an unknown kind of disease that I am facing much night mares during whole night which are really ...
Dear lybrate user. Dreams has nothing to do with past, present or future. They are just brain's unconscious activities, at least according to the available knowledge base. Therefore it is always better to ignore the dreams. The more you worry about your dreams, the more they trouble you. Take care.
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My grandson is two years old yet he is not speaking. We are doing speech therapy, can we consult a children phycotist?

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Does he makes sounds? babbles speaks monosyllables like mama papa dada? if yes then there is mild delay in speech. If not get his hearing assessment done.
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I had schizophrenia. What I do to overcome the negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
If you are still on medications consult your doctor and finalized the correct dosage. Also try to keep yourself physically active and socially engaged to overcome the negative symptoms. Consult a clinical psychologist and try cognitive behavior therapy.
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I am 22 years old but I look older than my age. When I tell people about my age they doubt me; they say I look very much older than my age. I feel depressed when I hear this. Please help me what do I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 22 years old but I look older than my age. When I tell people about my age they doubt me; they say I look very m...
take following remedies 1.alovera juice 4tsp+ 1 tsp honey after dinner 2.amal juice 4tsp +2 tsp sugar + 2tsp honey empty stomch in the morning
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Foods Good For Stress Management!

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Foods Good For Stress Management!

When you're under fire at work, juggling multiple responsibilities at home, or going through a difficult time emotionally, these are the foods you should reach for. 

You should strive to eat these foods regularly (not just in times of stress) to help maintain mental, emotional, and physical balance in your body.

1. Dark chocolate

  • If you're one of these individuals who get a nice mood boost whenever you sink your teeth into a bar of pure, unadulterated chocolate, it is not happenstance.
  • There's actually a chemical reason called anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced in your brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression.
  • It's a derivative of the sanskrit word" bliss" and one of the great things about chocolate is that it not only produces this compound, it also contains other chemicals that prolong the" feel-good" aspects of anandamide. Chocolate has even been referred to as" the new anti-anxiety drug"
  • One study in the journal of psychopharmacology2 also revealed that people who drank an antioxidant-rich chocolate drink equal to about 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate daily felt calmer than those who did not.

2. Protein

A small amount of high-quality source of protein – like organic eggs, a piece of gouda cheese, or a handful of macadamia nuts or pecans – helps keep your blood sugar levels steady for enhanced energy and mood.

3. Bananas

Bananas contain dopamine, a natural reward chemical that boosts your mood. They're also rich in b vitamins, including vitamin b6, which help soothe your nervous system, and magnesium, another nutrient associated with positive mood.

4. Coffee

Coffee appears to affect a number of neurotransmitters related to mood control, so drinking a morning cup could have an effect on your general sense of wellbeing. Research has also shown that coffee triggers a mechanism in your brain that releases bdnf, which activates your brain stem cells to produce new neurons, thereby improving your brain health.

Interestingly enough, research also suggests that low bdnf levels may play a significant role in depression, and that increasing neurogenesis has an antidepressant effect! 3

5. Turmeric (curcumin)

Curcumin, the pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow-orange color, is thought to be responsible for many of its medicinal effects. Among them, curcumin has neuroprotective properties and may enhance mood and possibly help with depression. 4

6. Purple berries

Anthocyanins are the pigments that give berries like blueberries and blackberries their deep color. These antioxidants aid your brain in the production of dopamine, a chemical that is critical to coordination, memory function, and your mood.

7. Omega-3 fats

Found in salmon or supplement form, such as krill oil, the omega-3 fats epa and dha play a role in your emotional well-being. One study in brain behavior and immunity5 showed a dramatic 20 percent reduction in anxiety among medical students taking omega-3, while past research has shown omega-3 fats work just as well as antidepressants6 in preventing the signs of depression, but without any of the side effects.

8. Oolong tea

Sipping oolong tea might help you feel calm, as it contains high levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba), an amino acid that helps inhibit the firing of neurons in your brain for an overall calming, anti-anxiety effect.

9. Fermented foods

  • Fermented foods like fermented vegetables and kefir are rich in beneficial bacteria that have a marked impact on your gut health, which in turn impacts your mood. Your gut is literally your second brain – created from the identical tissue as your brain during gestation – and contains larger amounts of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with mood control.
  • Beneficial bacteria have a direct effect on brain chemistry, transmitting mood- and behavior-regulating signals to your brain via your vagus nerve. For instance, the probiotic lactobacillus rhamnosus was found to have a marked effect on gaba levels in certain brain regions and lowered the stress-induced hormone corticosterone, resulting in reduced anxiety- and depression-related behavior.

10. Kiwifruit

One kiwifruit contains more than 85 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin c, and that's good news for your stress levels. Vitamin c actually helps reduce your body's production of stress hormones8 while boosting your immune function (so much the better for warding off stress-induced illness)

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I don't concentrate my mind in class. Please give me suggestion how to control my mind in class room ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Just do yoga for five minutes initially and take it to 30 minutes a day in one wk. Pranayam will help you and take vitamin b and calcium supplements once a day along with a glass of milk. Breathing exercises will help you to control your mind. With regards
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