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Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction!

Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Homeopathic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Psychotherapy Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
Other Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
What is Erectile Dysfunction
Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Risk factors of Erectile Dysfunction
Complications of Erectile Dysfunction
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction
Precautions & Prevention of Erectile Dysfunction
Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Homeopathic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Homeopathy can provide significant relief to patients suffering from male sexual dysfunction. It can help to improve the nerve functions over a period of time. Homeopathic treatment can also help in tackling systemic causes of sexual dysfunction such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal problems, etc. Some of the homeopathic medicines for erectile dysfunction ED are:

Nux V

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Acupuncture can provide a safe natural alternative to helping men with erectile dysfunction. Acupuncture points on the extremities, abdomen and back are used to successfully relieve this problem. Results are quick and highly successful.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy can help men let go of their worry about the erection and learn to relax and enjoy the sexual and sensual experience. It reduces anxiety around sex, relationships or intimacy. Psychotherapy can be beneficial for an individual, but couples therapy sessions are also helpful. Couples therapy can also include learning to talk about sex in ways that help them let down their defenses and openly discuss their needs, wants, and desires. Hypnotherapy can resolve deep subconscious psychological issues and help in regaining strong erection. Sex therapy is very helpful in managing a healthy and successful sex life.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

In the allopathic treatment of erectile dysfunction, oral medications such as Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis) and Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn) may be prescribed by the doctor. These drugs enhance the effects of nitric oxide which increases blood flow and allows you to get an erection in response to sexual stimulation.

Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Surgery to treat erectile dysfunction may be recommended to achieve the following goals:

Implanting a prosthetic device within the penis, which causes an erection
Reconstructing the arteries within the penis to increase blood flow, which helps to facilitate an erection
Blocking off veins within the penis that allow blood to leave the penis, which helps to maintain an erection

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Eat diet that is rich in antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts
Eat foods that contain folic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (impotence) occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Some people have trouble speaking with their doctors about sex. But if you have ED, you should tell your doctor. ED can be a sign of health problems.

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

Reduced sexual desire
Failure to achieve an erection
Trouble keeping an erection

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Heart disease
Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
High blood pressure and High cholesterol
Depression and anxiety
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Low testosterone
Peyronie’s disease, development of scar tissue inside the penis
Certain prescription medications
Alcohol and Tobacco use
Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord

Risk factors of Erectile Dysfunction

Diabetes or heart problems
Stress, anxiety or depression
Prolonged bicycling
Being overweight
Tobacco use

Complications of Erectile Dysfunction

An unsatisfactory sex life
Stress or anxiety
Marital discord
Low self-esteem
Relationship problems
No sexual relationships
The inability to get your partner pregnant 

Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction

Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction involves the following tests and procedures:

Physical exam
Blood tests
Urine tests
Overnight erection test
Psychological exam

Precautions & Prevention of Erectile Dysfunction

Do not smoke
Reduce stress
Avoid alcohol
Get help for anxiety or depression
Manage diabetes and heart disease

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How to Make Sex Last Longer?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 92% (7718 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Make Sex Last Longer?

Reaching climax faster than your partner is common, so don’t get down on yourself. Fortunately, most people who climax quickly can learn how to last longer. Exercises and lifestyle changes can help improve control, and there are lots of climax-delaying techniques you could try during sex. Climax control products and medications could also be worth a shot. If your partner finishes too soon, try to approach the topic as a team. Avoid placing blame, and let them know that you want to work together to build physical and emotional intimacy.

Relax and encourage yourself. Anxiety and self-doubt are major mood killers, so try to be optimistic. Approaching sex with confidence, self respect, and a positive attitude can make all the difference for both you and your partner.

  • Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts about your performance, think to yourself, “Sam, finishing fast is common and you shouldn’t get down on yourself. You can deal with this!”
  • Referring to yourself by name can be more effective when practicing positive self-talk.

Work on lasting longer during masturbation. Trying to reach climax as quickly as possible during masturbation can train your body to expect a quick finish.Masturbating a few times a week and a couple hours before sex can help delay climax, especially if you practice lasting longer when you masturbate.

Start doing pelvic floor exercises. Exercising the muscles that control ejaculation can help you last longer. To identify these muscles, stop urination midstream and tighten the muscles that prevent passing gas. To exercise them, tighten them for 3 seconds, relax for 3 seconds, then repeat 5 to 10 times.

  • It might be easier at first to exercise while lying down or seated, but try to do them standing, too. As you strengthen the muscles, aim for 3 sets of 10 repetitions per day.
  • Try to only tighten those muscles that help control urination and passing gas. Don’t just flex your buttocks or thighs.
  • Breathe normally as you exercise, and avoid holding your breath.

Cut down on alcohol other drugs. Alcohol and other substances can cause premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and other performance issues. Avoid drugs and alcohol before sex and try to cut down your overall use.

Find a regular sexual partner if possible. If you typically date around, consider settling down with someone. Being intimate with one person can help you become more comfortable and confident during sex. When you’re comfortable with someone, it’s easier to have an open conversation about improving your sex life.

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Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)!

Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Homeopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Psychotherapy Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Surgical Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Other Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
What is Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Symptoms of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Causes of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Risk factors of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Complications of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Precautions & Prevention of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Homeopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Homeopathy treatment is an effective against heroin, opium, morphine, cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, or any other addictive drug. It is thought that homeopathic remedies are able to stimulate a person’s bodily systems to deal with stress and illness more efficiently. Homeopathy helps at three levels, detoxification, the present physical condition and the actual state of mind. Some common homeopathic medicines for drug addiction (substance abuse) are:

Nux V

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Acupuncture and auriculopuncture are worldwide popular for curing drug addiction (substance abuse). Electroacupuncture at the specific point effectively reduced the alcohol-drinking behavior. Acupuncture not only handles the symptoms and craving, but it also reduces fears and hostilities that usually upset drug abuse treatment options.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Psychologist, psychiatrist or addiction counselor may help you resist the temptation to resume using addicting drugs. Behavior therapies can help you develop ways to deal with your drug cravings, suggest strategies to avoid drugs and prevent relapse, and offer recommendations on how to deal with a relapse if it takes place. Hypnotherapy is excellent in curing dependence, subconscious urges as well as withdrawal symptoms.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Allopathic medicines of drug addiction (substance abuse) help defeat addictive craving. They compete with cells in the brain and cause reversal of drug effects. Such medicines are Buprenorphine and Suboxone. Methadone has been used for decades to withdraw addicts from severe heroin dependence and has a history of successful maintenance therapy.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

High-fiber diet with plenty of complex carbohydrates
Take vitamin and mineral supplements.

What is Drug addiction (substance abuse)?

Drug addiction (substance abuse) is a chronic relapsing disorder characterized by persistent drug-seeking and drug-taking behaviours. Common addictive drugs are barbiturates, alcohol, and morphine and other opioids, especially heroin.

Symptoms of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

You may need the drug just to feel good.
Using the drug becomes a habit
Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
Doing things to obtain the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
Feeling that you need the drug to deal with your problems
Doing risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
Causes of Drug addiction (substance abuse)
Personality and peer pressure
Severe Anxiety

Risk factors of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

A lack of attachment with your parents
Psychological problem such as depression or hyperactivity disorder

Complications of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Physical health problems
Commit suicide
Communicable disease 

Diagnosis of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Your physician may ask concerns about the consistency of drug use, whether any family member has criticized your drug use or whether you’ve ever thought you might have an issue. Mental health professionals diagnose the mental conditions.

Precautions &Prevention of Drug addiction (substance abuse)

Talk to your children about the risks of drug use and abuse
Strengthen your relationship with your children
Stick with your treatment plan

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Dissociative Disorders!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Dissociative Disorders!

Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Homeopathic Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Psychotherapy Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Surgical Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Other Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
What is Dissociative Disorders
Symptoms of Dissociative Disorders
Causes of Dissociative Disorders
Risk factors of Dissociative Disorders
Complications of Dissociative Disorders
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Dissociative Disorders
Precautions & Prevention of Dissociative Disorders
Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Homeopathic Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Homeopathic treatment should be directed to the vital force, which hopefully oversees and sends the healing effects of the remedy to the appropriate personality in appropriate intensity. Overall energy increases as draining suffering of individual personalities is lessened. Some of the homeopathic remedies for dissociative disorders are:

Natrum mur

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Psychotherapy for dissociative disorders often involves techniques, such as hypnosis, that help you remember and work through the trauma that triggered your dissociative symptoms. Talk therapy helps you identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

Allopathic treatment of dissociative disorders involve the prescription of  antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications or tranquilizers to help control the mental health symptoms associated with dissociative disorders.

What is Dissociative Disorders?

A dissociative disorder is the breakdown of one’s perception of his/her surroundings, memory, identity, or consciousness. A dissociative disorder impairs the normal state of awareness and limits or alters one’s sense of identity, memory or consciousness.

Symptoms of Dissociative Disorders

Memory loss of certain time periods, events and people
Depression and anxiety
Depersonalization disorder
A perception of the people and things around you as distorted and unreal
Dissociative fugue

Causes of Dissociative Disorders

There is no proven specific cause of Dissociative disorders

Risk factors of Dissociative Disorders

People who experience chronic physical, sexual or emotional abuse during childhood

Complications of Dissociative Disorders

Suicide attempts
Sexual addiction or avoidance
Difficulties in relationships and at work
Alcoholism and substance abuse
Depression and anxiety
Sleep disorders
Eating disorders
Severe headaches 

Diagnosis of Dissociative Disorders

Diagnosis of dissociative disorders is based on your symptoms and your personal history. Some tests may be performed to rule out physical conditions including head injuries, certain brain diseases, sleep deprivation and intoxication.

Precautions & Prevention of Dissociative Disorders

Seek mental health professionals who can help your child recover and adopt healthy coping skills
Join parenting classes that also may help you learn a healthier parenting style.

How to Get Started With Ayurvedic Diet?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 92% (7718 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Get Started With Ayurvedic Diet?

Be aware of the three primary mind-body types. There are three primary doshas in Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. You can review the qualities of each dosha to determine your dosha or take an online Dosha quiz to determine your dosha. If you have addictive eating behaviors or an eating disorder, you may have an underlying Vata imbalance as part of your mind-body type.

  • Though some people may use Ayurvedic as a tactic to lose weight, it is not designed as a weight loss program. Rather, Ayurvedic focuses on ensuring you have a mind-body balance through your diet and your eating habits to have a more healthy lifestyle and way of thinking.

Recognize the qualities of a Vata mind-body type. If your primary dosha is Vata, you are very focused on movement and change and possess an energetic and creative mind. Your require balance and stability in your life and low stress to feel energized and enthusiastic about life. But you are also prone to anxiety and insomnia.

  • Vatas tend to have irregular eating patterns, especially when feeling stressed or overworked. You may also be guided by food cravings for comfort foods like chocolate, baked goods, or pastas, rather than a consistent and healthy meal schedule, and you may be prone to skipping meals. You can have extreme eating habits that involve lots of snacking and stress eating or missing meals entirely. Your eating is often centered around stress and you may use eating as a way to deal with feelings of anxiety and imbalance.

Understand the qualities of a Pitta mind-body type. A Pitta dosha tends to be full of intensity for food, experiences, and knowledge. Pittas enjoy being challenged and using their intellect to learn new things. When you feel imbalanced or stressed, you tend to develop heat related issues in your body like heartburn, ulcers, hypertension, and inflammatory conditions. This heat can also manifest in your personality, as you may be prone to frustration, irritability, and feelings of anger.

  • Pittas crave order and predictability with their eating habits and diet, with structured meal times three times a day at the same time every day. You focus on stability and control in many aspects of your life, including eating, and may feel annoyed or grouchy if your meal schedule is thrown off or you eat later than usual. Pittas tend to overeat as a way to express anger, literally swallowing their anger, through eating too much at every meal. You may also view overeating as a way to rebel against stressful situations or larger issues in the world.

Get familiar with the qualities of a Kapha mind-body type. This mind-body type tends to have a natural propensity for physical strength and endurance. You may be naturally athletic, with a calm personality and the ability to use critical thinking and retain information quickly. However, you may be prone to weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies if you are feeling imbalanced. You may also exhibit an aversion to change and an overall stubborn demeanor. Kaphas tend to hold on to experiences, relationships, and objects long after they stop being useful or necessary.

  • Kaphas usually have a natural love of eating and can become addicted to food. If you are feeling imbalanced, you may eat constantly, before and after meal times. You may use food to hide your intense emotions and as a way to avoid confrontation with others or with your own feelings and emotions.


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How It Is Possible To Manage Grief!

Dr. Bhoomika Sachacher 89% (10 ratings)
Ph.D Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Ranchi
How It Is Possible To Manage Grief!

Every person faces ups and downs in life, the difference lies in how we deal with the low points of our life. Losing someone you love is probably the saddest experience anyone can go through. Our natural reaction to such a loss is grief. The more significant the loss; the more intense your grief will be. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and everyone grieves in a different way.

However, here are a few healthy ways you can cope with your loss to move on with your life.

1. Build a support system: When you are grieving, you may feel that nobody understands how you feel and would want to isolate yourself. Do not allow yourself to withdraw into a shell and instead build a support system of friends and family who you trust. You could also visit a counselor who is trained to deal with such situations. Joining a support group can also help.

2. Face your grief: Not allowing yourself to grieve can do more harm than good. You can suppress your grief for a short time but you cannot avoid it forever. The longer you avoid facing it, the more difficult it will be. Suppressing grief can also lead to a number of health problems such as depression, substance abuse and anxiety.

3. Look after your health: When grieving for the loss of a loved one, you may not feel hungry and may want to simply lie in bed all day. But you must instead get out, eat right and exercise regularly. When the body is healthy, you not only feel better physically but also emotionally. Avoid turning to alcohol and drugs to lift your mood.

4. Express yourself: Bottling up your emotions is never a good idea. However, sometimes talking about how you feel can be difficult. In such situations, look for alternate means of expressing yourself. For examples, you could try painting or start a scrapbook.

5. Look out for grief triggers: What makes coping with the loss of a loved one difficult is the fact that you share a number of life events with them. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and festive occasions can bring back memories of the person and overwhelm you. To successfully heal, you must plan ahead for events like this that will trigger grief. Do not allow yourself to be alone at such times.

6. Seek professional help: Sometimes, when you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, you find yourself sinking into depression or find it difficult to resume your normal lifestyle. It is a good idea to consult a mental health practitioner or counselor.

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#MeToo - How Does Sexual Harassment In Companies Affect Mental Health?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
#MeToo - How Does Sexual Harassment In Companies Affect Mental Health?

#MeToo movement has caught most of the attention because of Bollywood celebrities who have spoken about the sexual harassment they have faced in the past. However, the #MeToo movement has made a big impact on corporate culture as well. People are coming out and sharing stories about how they have faced or witnessed sexual harassment at the workplace, mostly at the hands of their bosses.

Most of them chose to keep quiet at that time, due to the usual fear of society and the risk of losing their job. But this movement has given courage to them, and now more and more people are coming out and sharing their own #MeToo stories.

Impact of #MeToo on Corporate

As a result, corporates are rushing to rein in the situation. They are working on first of all sensitizing the employees about what Sexual Harassment is, and what it isn’t. Also, they are trying to set up proper mechanisms in their organizations to deal with this. Even though there is a law around it, Prevention of Sexual Harassment in workplaces (POSH); most of the times it is poorly implemented. Anticipating more scrutiny from authorities around this, and also to boost employees' confidence, finally, companies are working overtime to address this issue.

Impact of #MeToo on Mental Health of Employees

A dark side of #MeToo is the impact that it has on the mental health of employees who have to face this. If they choose to stay quiet and don’t report it to anyone, then this leaves a permanent fear in their mind. Instead of reporting, they try to avoid the perpetrator of sexual assault. Sometimes it also leads to low self-confidence, as the victim might tend to think that they are responsible for what is happening to them. In some severe cases, sexual harassment at the workplace has led to employees suffering from mental disorders like depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder, etc. Some of them have even gone to the extent of harming themselves or even committing suicide.

So, corporates are working overtime to specifically address the following:

  • Educating employees that what constitutes workplace harassment. For example, a boss might make a lewd comment on the dress of an employee, without realizing if it is right or wrong. So, training employees are the first step towards it.

  • Secondly, they are trying to set up cells within the organization, which are sufficiently empowered to deal with these issues. Such cells also give confidence to employees to open up if they face sexual assault.

  • Finally, instead of trying to hide such incidents, corporates are now proactively taking action against the perpetrators. In some cases, this has even led to the firing of CEOs.

#MeToo has spread a lot of sad stories around. However, there is a positive side to it, at least in workplaces. Corporates are now becoming more vigilant about workplace sexual harassment, and this should hopefully lead to much lesser such incidents in the future.

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How to Cope With Anxiety and Depression?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 92% (7718 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Cope With Anxiety and Depression?

Depression and anxiety usually go hand-in-hand. Everybody deals with these conditions to some degree throughout their lives. However, if your symptoms are severe enough to be interfering with your ability to function normally on a daily basis, then it's important that you find a treatment. If your anxiety and depression are intense enough that you have to alter your daily activities a great deal, you should seek professional help. If your anxiety and depression are milder, there are many things you can do to learn to cope with anxiety and depression.

Exercise regularly. Not only does regular exercise reduce the likelihood of heart disease and other illnesses, it has also been shown to treat both depression and anxiety. There are various explanations for why this occurs. First, exercise releases endorphins, a feel-good chemical in the brain that improves mood. It also reduces certain immune system chemicals that cause depression and raises the body temperature, which promotes relaxation.

  • Regular exercise also helps you get in shape and improve your overall appearance, which for many people, is enough to rid them of their self-doubt.
  • Endorphins help to inhibit your body’s stress response, which lowers your risk for feeling anxious or developing symptoms of panic throughout the day.
  • Some studies show that exercise helps to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety just as well as medication. Even just 10 minutes of physical exercise can help alleviate anxiety and depression symptoms as much as a 45-minute workout.
  • Exercise can lower your baseline anxiety or the level of tension or anxiety you experience daily. If you experience a high level of anxiety symptoms daily, exercise can decrease the number or severity of these symptoms that you experience.

Switch to decaf. The high levels of caffeine that are present in coffee can worsen anxiety symptoms in both the short and long run. Caffeine is a stimulant which makes your body and nervous system wired and alert, which increases your risk of worsening or developing depression and anxiety throughout the day.

  • By limiting your caffeine intake, you can help control over your body’s physical response and prevent experiencing anxiety symptoms throughout the day. Consider switching to decaf, or drinking tea instead. 
  • Some tea, such as green tea, still contains some caffeine, but won't have the same extreme effects of coffee.

Reduce or eliminate nicotine. Nicotine, much like caffeine, is a stimulant and can produce many of the same effects on the body associated with other stimulants, such as feeling wired. Nicotine is in tobacco products and is also in non-tobacco products such as nicotine gum.

  • Realize that quitting smoking is a difficult task and should only be taken on during non-stressful times. However, doing so could greatly reduce your symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Structure your day. Depression is a painful experience which affects your mood, but also energy and motivation. If you are depressed, it may be difficult to focus or you may be tempted to stay in bed all day. You may be anxious if you don't know how your day will go. Try to continue your regular routines as much as possible, and avoid letting your moods dictate what you do and what you get done.

  • If you normally don't have much structure, it may benefit you to begin to structure your days. Plan out your days, making sure they are full but not overwhelming and stick to the schedule so you can continue to function in your daily life.


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Strategies to Relieve Anxiety!

Ms. Shivani Misri Sadhoo 88% (50 ratings)
Post graduate in counselling psychology
Strategies to Relieve Anxiety!

Anxiety is the feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. In general, anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, especially in today’s demanding and stressful lifestyle.

In fact, anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. But if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months, and are interfering with your life, you may have an anxiety disorder. People with anxiety disorders generally have repeated disturbing thoughts or apprehensions. They may avoid certain circumstances outside of worry.

The particular reasons for anxiety disorders are unknown, in spite of one-in-four Indians being affected by them. As with most mental ailments, anxiety disorders are thought to be caused by a pattern of factors. It may likely be genetic, psychological and environmental aspects combined together to cause anxiety disorder.

Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo shares 4 such strategies to reduce or relieve anxiety if we try to implement them, they can certainly get better results in our daily life who are suffering from high level of anxiety. They are as follow:

1. Exercise:

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to keep stress at bay. It may appear contradictory, but applying physical stress on your body by means of exercise can relieve mental pressure. The benefits are best when you exercise daily. People who exercise daily are lesser prone to experience anxiety than those who never exercise. There are some reasons behind this:

  • Stress hormones: Exercise decreases your body's stress hormones such as cortisol (in the long run). It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and acts as natural painkillers.
  • Sleep: Exercise can also improve sleep quality which can be adversely affected by stress and anxiety.
  • Confidence: If you exercise daily, you may feel fitter and confident in your body, which in turn helps to achieve mental wellbeing.

2. Consider Supplements:

There are various supplements that promote stress and anxiety reduction. Here is a short synopsis of some of the most common ones:

  • Lemon balm: Lemon balm is a member of the mint family that has been studied for its anxiety resistant effects.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: A study showed that medical students who received Omega 3 supplements experienced a 20% reduction in anxiety-related indications.
  • Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an herb used in Ayurveda to treat stress and anxiety. Several studies indicate that it is effective.
  • Green tea: Green tea contains various polyphenol antioxidants which are beneficial to health. It may lower stress and anxiety by increasing serotonin levels.
  • Some supplements can interact with medications or have side effects, so you need to consult with a doctor in case you have a medical condition.

3. Reduce Caffeine Intake

Caffeine is a stimulant found in tea, coffee, chocolate, and energy drinks. High doses can surge anxiety. Individuals have a different level for how much caffeine they can tolerate. If you feel that caffeine makes you fidgety or anxious, think for reducing intake or stop it.

4. Spend Time with Friends and Family

Social support from friends and family can assist you to pass through stressful times. Being part of a friend group gives you a sense of belonging and self-worth, which will help you in difficult situations. A study found that for females in particular, spending time with friends and children helps release oxytocin, a natural stress buster. This effect is called "tend and befriend," and is the reverse of the fight-or-flight response.  

How To Live With Someone Suffering From Psychiatric Problems?

Dr. Suresh Patil 88% (23 ratings)
Diploma In Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Thane
How To Live With Someone Suffering From Psychiatric Problems?

Mental illness affects the patient as well as the immediate family. Once the affected member has been diagnosed with a mental illness, his family members find it difficult to accept this situation. They are in a state of denial. This state later gives way to feelings of frustration, resentment, anger and helplessness.

To overcome these feelings, it is important for the family to move beyond the mental illness of its relative and not away from him. The family members must accept the reality that someone among them is ill and it is their duty to help him recover from his mental illness.

Effect of social stigma

  1. Unfortunately, mental illness draws social stigma. Many relatives of mentally ill people who are afflicted do not discuss their predicament with others. The reason is not too hard to discover- large sections of society think that mental illness is something very horrible. Very few people know that psychiatric disorders are treatable and they are as good or bad a disease as others.
  2. Strangely, while the society comes out in support of people suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases, in cases of mental illness it adopts a position of aloofness. The underlying thought in the minds of people is that there must be something wrong in the family of the mental illness patient.
  3. The net result is that the family withdraws from the society and gets into a shell. Guests are not invited over on social occasions and it often happens that the family gets into depression.
  4. Coping with frustration and helplessness
  5. Psychiatrists also point out to another range of emotions affecting the family members of a mentally ill person- feelings of frustration, helplessness and anger.
  6. Imagine a situation where a schizophrenic child is unable to perform even normal tasks, such as eating food. The parent will try to convince the child to have her food but the mentally ill child cannot perform even that basic function. Unless the parent understands that this is not a normal child, she will continue to try to feed it. The child will, on the other hand, resist. This will continue till the time when the parent gets frustrated and angry at her child’s behaviour. The parent will wonder why her child is not having the food by herself.
  7. This situation will not arise if the parent and other family members accept that the child is ill and needs medical intervention.
  8. This feeling can later lead to a sense of resentment and anger. Family ties can be ruptured because the members would begin to think that their social activities depend upon the medical condition of their sick family member who needs constant attention.
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