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I have problem of day dreaming....and unnecessary thoughts all time ...that's why i cant focus on study...and so for last 7-8 years i m loosing my confidence day by day...and got failure in studying and everything....my thinking is also negative...i tried to do meditation but i also cant focus in it...i have also hair loss problem since childhood ...i become confuse to make even small decision ...anxiety,fear,..etc...i don't know what to do...i become aimless ...and coward ...plz suggest what i have to do...
I am stressed out most of the time because I am over thinking each and every time. I keep thinking for tomorrow's work load. I usually feel anxiety. I think I am suffering from anxiety attacks. I couldn't rest myself in the moment. I do not get peace of mind too, as I live in joint family. Please help me to get peace.:(
We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress. Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being.
There are steps you can help you managing day to day stressful conditions and take to feel better.
- Be realistic: If you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family's), learn to say NO! Eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you meet resistance, give reasons why you're making the changes. Be willing to listen to other's suggestions and be ready to compromise.
- Shed the 'superman/superwoman' urge: No one is perfect, so don't expect perfection from yourself or others. Ask yourself, 'What really needs to be done?' How much can I do? Is the deadline realistic? What adjustments can I make?' Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
- Take one thing at a time: For people under tension or stress, their day-to-day workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The best way to cope with this feeling of being overwhelmed is to take one task at a time. Make a list of things you need to get done and start with one task. Once you accomplish that task, choose the next one. The positive feeling of 'checking off' tasks is very satisfying. It will motivate you to keep going.
- Share your feelings: A conversation with a friend lets you know that you are not the only one having a bad day. Stay in touch with friends and family. Ask them how they have dealt with a similar situation that may be 'stressing you out.' Let them provide love, support and guidance. Don't try to cope alone.
- Be flexible: If you find you're meeting constant opposition in either your personal or professional life, rethink your position or strategy. Arguing only intensifies stressful feelings. Make allowances for other's opinions and be prepared to compromise. If you are willing to be accommodating, others may meet you halfway. Not only will you reduce your stress, you may find better solutions to your problems. Go easy with criticism. You may expect too much of yourself and others. Try not to feel frustrated, disappointed or even 'trapped' when another person criticises you.
- Hobbies: Take a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy. Whether it's gardening or painting, schedule time to indulge your interest. Exercise: Regular exercise is a popular way to relieve stress. Twenty to thirty minutes of physical activity benefits both the body and the mind. Meditate: Just ten to twenty minutes of quiet reflection may bring relief from chronic stress as well as increase your tolerance to it.
- Take Herbal Supplement: Herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Mandukparni, Shankhpuspi, Kaunch are very helpful in managing stress. These herbs work on the brain and help relax you which ultimately empowers you to manage your stressful conditions easily. There are many herbal supplements available in the market that can help you.
- Consult the Doctor: If your stress level doesn't seem to improve with above tips, it may require more attention and consultation with an Expert.
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My height is 5'10, weight is 73, not addicted to alcohol and smoking, eating habits - veg and non veg both. Give me solution for premature ejaculation. Age -24 yrs, sex - Male.
I feel very depressed and lonely every time, I feel like no one likes me I really feel to be alone all time and I feel like crying ,plz help me some one im not liking myself. Do I have any health issue? Im facing this problem from past 4 months.
Exactly how can I know whether I am suffering from depression without consultation? Actually I want to know from self analysis whether it's depression or something else? If it's not depression, what is it?
Actually I reside in kanpur for my studies in college hostel but from past few days bad thoughts are irritating me for eg thoughts like how if have a fear water or if I have a fear of this thing that thing or if I committed suicide. Like that I am really tensed about this please suggest some medication.
How to get over negative feelings, recurrent despair, feeling of insecurity of self and kins, future problems, falludes etc effectively.
Sir, I am 47 year old Mechanical engineer serving for Indian Railway. For mental refreshment, I Play Badminton in evening and get refreshes. But, then I feels physically tired next day and slightly pain continue in leg and whole body specially in bone. Should I take some medicine supplement on daily basis? Please advice.
Hi if any one take alprax extra dose what will happen can you tell me what is the use of this tablet for some one said me she take one full sheet is this possible or not ?
Am a medical student. And preparing for AIPMT. Due to stress and burden of study my B.P increases between 130_135. Which lead to headache and laziness or also feeling of fever. So tell me best solution for this so I can continue my study without any disturbance.
Pregnancy is a journey in itself where you tend to go through physical changes, psychological changes and social changes as well. While the body struggles to cope with the hormonal and other major changes, the mind also tries continuously to adapt and cope with emotional as well as mental stress. Teenagers are considered to still be in a maturing stage when they have difficulty dealing with factors such as peer stress, emotional ups and downs, identity issues, personality building challenges and psychological barriers.
Psychological Barrier in Teenage Pregnancy: As per the Pediatrics Journal, teenage mothers tend to have higher rate of depression compared with adult women who experience pregnancy. This may be due to various reasons like difficulty to face the society, unplanned pregnancy, immaturity to deal with pregnancy and related symptoms, own social involvements, which come between pregnancy and a whole lot of reasons.
However, the psychological effects and stress, which account for these barriers are sometimes quite severe and according to researchers, teen mothers often show symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which may sometimes lead to suicidal tendencies.
Signs and Symptoms of Stress and Trauma:
- Some of the major stress signs in teenage pregnancy either in the prepartum or postpartum period may include anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, eating disorders, insufficient sleep, sadness or mood swings.
- Already teenage pregnancy leads to excessive mental stress and if there is a complication in delivery or premature birth before 37 weeks, the level of depression tends to get higher.
- There is a distinct difference between postpartum depression and baby blues. While baby blues are similar to stress and sleep problems, eating troubles, mood fluctuations seem the same as postpartum depression, they tend to go off within two to three weeks, while depression lasts.
- Excessive fatigue resulting into a brittle mood.
- Sudden attacks of panic are also quite common.
- Difficulties in bonding with baby or having patience with baby's demands.
This type of stress and trauma may lead to child abuse, neglecting children or depression. Lowered self-confidence and irritated state of mind are also some of the common complaints. Therefore, to avoid the postpartum stress and major difficulties, teenage pregnant moms can consult psychiatrists for help and advice.