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Respected doctors, I am a male of 29 years of age, I am suffering from generalized anxiety disorder feeling like I am in a like state, light headed, foggy vision, stiff head, head feeling numb, depersonalization, tough to carry on life since 1 and half year. One of psychiatrist tell me that I had taken lots of medicine as I was hospitalized 3 times in a year and therefore depersonalised has taken place and feeling numbness in head due to heavy medicine. Eat healthy sleep healthy will create stamina and slowly your anxiety will be improved. Please suggest.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Respected doctors, I am a male of 29 years of age, I am suffering from generalized anxiety disorder feeling like I am...
Your doctor is right about many things but I recommend that you meet with a counselor too. That person will teach you a lot of skills and techniques to deal with yoru problem along with the help of the medication. Anxiety has all to do with fear and your inability (or so you would tend to think) to handle the same. Fear is based on looking too much into the future and imagining things that usually do not tend to happen (usually 90% of your fears will not happen). You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. For this you need to develop a fit mind and body: The former, by meditation and mind exercises; and the later, by exercises and proper diet. You need good sleep too. Included in the development of the mind is the handling of emotions, in your case, fear. These changes will give you a handle on life and your perceptions and responses. Prayer is really powerful, if you are a spiritual person. Repeat some personally framed affirmations that are geared to calming you down and building confidence. Do a personality course too. Anything that develops you personally will be of great assistance in building resilience.
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My mind isn't in my control. Always negative in any issue. Always thinking about unwanted past. If anyone talking to me, I don't have focus & i act like listening. The result is not understanding anything. I think my mind stops moving forward about thinking on my issues. I think my IQ is very low. I won't get sleep until night 2: 30 or 3: 00 am I always be in depressed mood. This encourage me to watch porn. Sometimes I think I should go anywhere leaving all. I am thinking about my parents. HELP ME!

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
My mind isn't in my control. Always negative in any issue. Always thinking about unwanted past. If anyone talking to ...
Hie Prashanth............ Great question! Well, I suppose it depends on what you mean by "good thinking ability." If you mean analytic ability, I would suggest doing what law school essentially charges way too much for - read a lot of nonfiction, and examine it objectively. A great way to do this is reading newspaper articles (or online articles). Read something from a reputable source - say NYTimes, LATimes, or, if you prefer a more literary tone, the Economist or Financial Times. Then, realize everything is written with a bias - this is the primary compliant of most critics (professional and armchair). Try to separate the facts - what actually happened - from the dicta - irrelevant detail, or coloring of fact. The easiest way to do this initially is to read about the same event from two different political sources - say HuffingtonPost and FoxNews, or Mother Jones and the Heritage Foundation, or whatever you choose. How are they different? Can you pick out the "facts?" How is opinion inserted, and made to appear as fact or foregone conclusion (this happens all the time with rulings - you see judges write decisions in which they convey their logic which sometimes is clear, sometimes convoluted - and helps to determine whether the ruling is a one-off thing or something that should be applied to future similar cases in something called "stare decisis" (like cases should be determined alike). Read op-ed pieces, then reflect on them and actively consider whether you agree or disagree, and WHY. This last part is the most important part. If you can't convey the reason for your opinion, you are likely not reaching a reasoned conclusion. That's fine - many people have opinions based on perceived social mores ("I don't like my dish, but I won't return it." "Why?" "Because it's rude." "Why?" "I don't know - IT JUST IS." It just is = nonreasoned conclusion.), based on religious mores ("I can't eat meat and milk" "why?" "I keep kosher. That's a rule." "why?" "It just is."), based on family/ personal mores ("I can't date anyone of that ethnicity." "why?" "my dad would kill me." "why?" "I don't know - he just would." same as It Just Is.), or based on superstition ("I broke that mirror - I'll have 7 years bad luck!" "why?" "because - you know - that's what happens!" Lots of people have these, actually - people who have lucky ties and lucky underwear (ugh.), people who "knock on wood," etc.). These aren't reasoned, though - they may have been at one point, or you may have a reason for your opinion - but unless you can articulate your position such that the opinion is a logical conclusion of your initial premise (if....(premise), then....(conclusion)), you haven't used your analytical skills. If you're talking about creative thinking skills, I'd suggest opening your life and mind to as many new experiences and people as possible. Your thinking will always be limited to your own opinions and experience - no one can get in your head. So expand your worldview, experience and opinions as much as possible! Really listen to other people when they talk - even if you don't agree with their opinions. Air your opinions out, and see if they hold up in the light of day, and in comparison to others' opinions. Meet people with completely different experiences, and really try to find out what it's like to be in their shoes. Try new things, read everything you can, go places you'd not think to go, really try to be in your world. Sing with the radio. Take an art class. Take an improv comedy class. Go to a concert of music you don't ordinarily listen to with someone who enjoys it, and really try to experience your friend's joy in the music. Taste different foods. Smell new flowers and plants - even the ones that don't smell good. Mostly, don't fear bad things - sadness, pain, discomfort, itchiness, tiredness, hunger, thirst, bad taste, embarrassment, etc. There's not a single artist, writer, scientist, innovator - truly great thinkers in any society - who didn't experience a good portion of something terrible. People thought Tesla was crazy until the day he died (if only they knew what use alternating current was...). Marx dedicated his Communist Manifesto to his hero, Charles Darwin, who refused to see or acknowledge his existence. Van Gogh sold one painting in his life - to his brother. Hume was a brilliant Scottish philosopher with few social skills - when he changed the nature of Western Philosophy by saying the underlying premise of all of it was faulty and wrong (ALL OF IT. thousands of years. all. of. it. and he was right.), he was pretty universally despised. The same year that Galileo was condemned by the Catholic Church for his heliocentric view, his friend and colleague Descartes had the first part of his work, Le Monde, backing up Galileo's view and offering additional support READY FOR PRESS - but he held off publication so he and his book wouldn't get condemned, also. Great thought doesn't mean great happiness - often quite the contrary. But that doesn't mean it's not worth pursuing. We owe our longevity, our connectivity, our equality, our vision, our ability to enable the disabled, the disenfranchised, the lonely, the voiceless, and our amazing possibilities to these thinkers who were brave enough to voice their thoughts. There was an Ancient Greek philosophic group called the Epicureans: where we get the phrase "eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we all may die." I think people misunderstand this group, thinking they are just these sybaritic simpletons who staged constant orgies. I think they were just the opposite of the Stoics - they understood that most people aren't pleasure-seekers, they are fear-avoiders, and that the avoidance of fear limits your life, your contribution, your happiness, and your ability to engage in the world in any meaningful way. Fear-avoidance creates a loss of life, in that you lose your life to worry, to fear, and, ultimately, to stasis. Instead, they were pleasure-seekers - regardless of outcome, they would spend their time reveling in the moments they could enjoy. Their worlds were so much larger and richer, because they could actually experience it. So, if you want to expand your ability to think, you need to expand your pool of available thoughts, which includes your available experiences and knowledge. Take a page from the Epicureans. Eat, drink and be merry. Form relationships. Be vulnerable. Meet people you wouldn't ordinarily meet. Read. Explore. Examine. Create. Opine. Share. Don't be afraid of the loss and pain that come with love and joy. BE in your life. And you'll be amazed what comes out of your brain from that. Apologies for the length, and hopefully it had some answers. A wonderful question, and a wonderful goal! Kind regards, All the best This is a simple exercise I like to do whenever I have negative thoughts. It takes less than 5 minutes. Find a piece of paper and a pen Close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths through your nose. Open your eyes, and write down the answers to the following questions: What is on my mind right now? How do I feel about it? What do I want to let go of? Tear up the piece of paper and throw it away Get a new piece of paper and write down your intention for the day. For example, “My intention is to calm and productive.”
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One of my frnd always remain in depression what should we have to do to remove from depression.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
One of my frnd always remain in depression what should we have to do to remove from depression.
Massaging to your head with suitable oil It clears the block in the energy channels that cause a build -up negative energy. It increases energy level, alertness and concentration. Wonderful relaxing therapy. It gives relief from pain, stress, insomnia, tension and tiredness. Helps to reduce the stiffness of muscle Reduces physical and mental fatigue. Improve the circulation to head, neck, scalp, face shoulder area. Relieves a headache and migraines. Stimulate healthy hair growth. Prevent hair fall and graying of hair. Anti ageing -relax facial and eye muscles to make you look younger and healthy. Key to increasing eyesight. shirodhara in ayurveda is best for him
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4 Signs You Might Be Suffering from Hallucinations

DNB (Neurology), MD/MBBS - General Medicine
Neurologist, Delhi
4 Signs You Might Be Suffering from Hallucinations

Getting hallucinations is a mental condition where a person sees, feels, hears, and tastes things that actually don't exist beyond one's heightened imagination or delusion. It involves the experience of perceiving something not present.  Hallucinations can be pleasing or frightening. However, there is almost always an identifiable cause behind it. 

They can be triggered by:

  1. Taking hallucinogenic or psychotropic substances
  2. Mental conditions like dementia and schizophrenia
  3. Neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease
  4. Macular degeneration, leading to loss of vision
  5. Migraines and brain tumor can also lead to such delusions

Some of the signs of hallucinations:

  1. Hearing voices: The medical term for hearing voices is called an 'auditory hallucination'. A person may sense sounds or noises coming from inside or outside of their mind. The noise might be random or disrupting. One might also feel the voices talking to each other or trying to tell them something. Most of the times, these voices come from inside the person's mind; or in some cases, one's heightened perception may make a normal noise delusional.
  2. Seeing things: This is also called visual hallucinations. For instance, one may see unnatural things like a floating chair in thin air. It all depends on a person's perception. Sometimes these hallucinations appear as bright flashy spots or rays of light.
  3. False sense of taste and smell: Technically, these are known as gustatory and olfactory hallucinations respectively. One may feel a kind of odor coming from one's body or surrounding; or a person might feel that something he/she is drinking or eating has an odd taste. This is again too much thinking, causing delusional sensory activities. 
  4. Tactile hallucinations: This is when a person feels things that don't exist. One may feel that he/she is being touched or tickled even when no one else is around or that insects are crawling beneath the skin. One may experience strange sensations, which are not a part of a reality.
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Hi. I'm facing some strange issue with my consciousness, thoughts, etc. In daily routine. Listed as below: 1) forget minor things, and need efforts to remember. 2) don't feel things around me consciously until I give efforts at looking them, 3) have forgot the past things consciously, need to think very consciously to remember, due to which loss of remembering the past small things which have learnt. 4) things happened just before 2 months, seems once upon a time and opposite sometimes. Its like feeling of time and period is not in order. 5) not able to reason, and use my intellectual in work due to my internal mental situation felt inside. 6) think deeply for a small thing and moving on to endless other thoughts and imagination. 7) no change in mood most often, no happiness, no sadness, no worries, no enthusiasm, carelessness for a particular thing, lost interest, laziness etc. I have been addicted to alcohol since used to have two 750 ml bottle every weekend. However it's now cut down to 2 bottles a month since 1.5 months. I have habit of smoking cigarettes, and also 2-4 puffs of weed every night dat is the days I don't consume alcohol. I have been in a lonely mode since few years, like no socialising with people, and now I feel odd being social due to my behavior, and I become self conscious, while doing the same. My current diet is simple home made food, green tea with lemon juice and honey in morning, 2-3 small cups of coffee or tea per day. I'm not facing any issues with my appetite or digestion, or any other physical issues. I want to know the reason and solution to current mental situation, as I'm not liking the feeling of what I'm feeling now inside. I want an advice how to work this out.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Hi. I'm facing some strange issue with my consciousness, thoughts, etc. In daily routine. Listed as below: 1) forget ...
Dear lybrate-user, You have written a elaborate description of your problem. Your current problem most likely due to alcohol & cannabis withdrawal or depression. You need to undergo some blood investigation like thyroid profile, serum VIt B12, Serum Vit D3 levels. You need to start some medicine. I am sure that you will get 100 % improvement. All d best.
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Sex issue. I am not able to penetrate for more than a min. I some daily n even I consume alcohol. I am 24 years old. My girlfriend is not happy with our sex life.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sex issue. I am not able to penetrate for more than a min. I some daily n even I consume alcohol. I am 24 years old. ...
Dear lybrate-user, the problem with alcohol is it gives too much desire and takes away the performance. If you are consuming daily, probably you are dependent on alcohol. You need to stop alcohol with the help of doctor and medicines. Your sex life will improve after that. Don't say that your friends are having sex after alcohol. Each one has different way of reacting to alcohol. This is your way. Your sex life will improve once you get married to your girl friend. Lot of things, like less time, urgency, guilt of making her pregnant, inferiority complex etc may be playing a role. All of them will improve once you get married. Don't worry - you are able to get erection, you are able to penetrate - these things show you are normal.
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I have stammering problem and I am not slept well daily. So my eye also not shown clearly. I have depression also. I want to like all persons but my life is full struggling. I am hating my life totally . I want to become very famous lawyer. Now I am studying law. Please help me some tips give me

M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
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I panic whenever somebody give me some task. How to overcome that panic so I concentrate on the task.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Gelsemium 200 Ch , 5 drops once in a week for 1 month. Take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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Stress - 5 Ways To Deal With Its Wear & Tear!

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Stress - 5 Ways To Deal With Its Wear & Tear!

With today's lifestyle, it is almost impossible to avoid stress. Each person experiences stress in a different way and can tolerate different levels of stress. For some work is a source of stress while for others it could be strained relationships or financial trouble. Stress, if not dealt correctly can harm a person mentally, emotionally and physically. Stress can also make a person age faster. Hence. it becomes essential to understand how to deal with the wear and tear of stress.

  • Cut back on caffeine, alcohol and nicotine: Stress can fasten your heartbeat and lead to anxiousness and depression. Turning to nicotine, alcohol or any form of caffeinated drink may temporarily make you feel better but will worsen the situation in the long run. This is because all three of them are considered stimulants. Instead hydrate your body with plenty of water, fresh fruits juices and herbal teas.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise is beneficial for a healthy mind and body. Exercising give you some time to yourself and gives you a break from whatever may be triggering your stress. Stress also causes the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. This can make you jumpy and tense. However, by exercising these hormones can be put to use and your body can be brought back to a calmer state.
  • Talk to someone: Stress can lead to anxiety and depression. This can make you socially withdrawn and lead to even more stress. Hence, it is essential to find someone who you can open up to and share your thoughts and experience with. This will also help you make better decisions as stress can cloud your judgement.
  • Get a good night s sleep: Stress can affect your sleep cycles and make you either an insomniac or make you sleep excessively. In both cases, you wake up feeling tired and sans any energy to take on the next day. Give yourself a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day to fight these effects of stress and to give your mind time to refresh itself. It will also help to avoid watching television or working on laptops or mobiles for an hour before going to bed.
  • Prioritize: Seeing a never ending to-do list is one of the most common stress triggers. In such situations, stress can make you unable to complete your tasks efficiently and you re left either feeling overworked or with an even longer to-do list for the next day. Hence, it is important to learn to prioritise tasks and get them done one at a time. Also, learn to say NO to people when you know you do not have the time to take on additional tasks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.
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My brother he is 28, mentally ill, we took him to a clinic in ranchi and got treatment for a month but no sign of improvment, he blame us why we took him to mental hospital and let him get shock treatment. He keep on talking, murmuring words, cant sleep until 2am, pls advise. Thanks.

M.D., Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Mohali
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