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Social Distancing!

Dr.Sajith Babu S M 91% (12ratings)
MCh Neurosurgery
General Surgeon, Trivandrum
Social Distancing!

Social distancing is the key when you live with the virus. Reverse quarantine children and old age. Practice social distancing. Use online consultations.

#stay safe

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During Lockdown Also Keep A Watch On Your Child Behaviour!

Dr.Shikhar Tripathi 91% (107807ratings)
BSc, BHMS-Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine &Surgery , Clinical Training & Case Management
Homeopathy Doctor, Lucknow
During Lockdown Also Keep A Watch On Your Child Behaviour!

Is your child behaving differently?

Traumatized, distressed, depressed, troublesome…. It could be that children are witnessing or experiencing some boring episodes, being bullied online or continuously negative thoughts coming in their minds.

Remember, all emotions are valid emotions, and you need to be empathetic and speak to them openly, politly and without any violence.

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Can Mind Give Happiness And Peace?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Jammu

Depressions, mood, sleep disorder, relationship problems are because your expecting your circumstances and mind will give you some solution, true peace and real happiness. Remember which is not the true nature of mind. If you want to become better from your sickness you need to be aware and realize by only creating a blissful atmosphere around you. You mean only you. That will work as an ultimate medicine for all mind related problems.

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Can Mind Heal You?

Dr.Neeraj Gupta 89% (90ratings)
Sexologist, Jammu

Depressions, mood, sleep disorder, relationship problems are because your expecting your circumstances and mind will give you some solution, true peace and real happiness. Remember this is not the true nature of mind. If you want to become better from your sickness you need to be aware and realize by only creating a blissful atmosphere around you. You mean only you. That will work as an ultimate medicine for all mind related problems.

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Oral Hygiene & Covid19!

Dentist, Ghaziabad
Oral Hygiene & Covid19!

Covid -19 has lockdown the world due to its rapid spread. Let's make this home time productive by spending it with our family. It is a rare opportunity we get. Engage your kids in different activities and educate them about various things like the importance of cleanliness, healthy foods, oral hygiene, physical hygiene.
Practice oral hygiene along with your kids so that it becomes their routine.

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Piles Care & Covid 19 Protection In Lockdown!

Dr.Ashish Chaudhary 89% (53ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Sikar
Piles Care & Covid 19 Protection In Lockdown!

Piles mainly occurs due to constipation and indigestion.
Yog and pranayama improves the body system and also helpfully in fighting against COVID-19
Take fibrious diet to soften the stool. 
Drink plenty of water.
Take giloy tulsi once in a day by making kadha or in tea. 
Take light dinner. 
Proper sleep is very necessary, it helps in reducing the depression 
Music therapy helps you to make happy and positive mind.

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Depression - How Can Homeopathy Avert It?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, Post Graduate Diploma in Child Adolscent Counselling
Homeopathy Doctor, Pune
Depression - How Can Homeopathy Avert It?

Depression is a mental-emotional disorder that reflects signs of severe sadness, pessimism and a general indifference towards life. There are major changes in physical activities as well. It is a little difficult to identify in the initial stages and it can move on to a more serious condition wherein a person turns suicidal. People suffering from depression may intentionally inflict physical pain on themselves as an outlet to relieve their psychological suffering.

Symptoms of Depression-

  1. Loss of interest in their hobbies.

  2. A laidback, indifferent attitude towards life.

  3. Persistent sadness.

  4. Irritability for causes unknown.

  5. Pessimism.

  6. Sudden weeping outbursts.

  7. Restlessness.

  8. Inability to concentrate on something for a long period of time.

  9. Inability to apply the mind to work.

  10. Lack of rational or logical thinking.

Causes of Depression-

  1. A sad, difficult event in life. For example, a major failure, loss of a loved one, separation from a loved one, disturbed family life or any other form of tragedy.

  2. Reaction to certain medication that has affected the neuro-transmitters or bio-chemicals present in the brain.

  3. Hormonal imbalance, especially during the peri-menopausal (marked by the ovaries secreting lesser oestrogen) years of a woman.

  4. Any physical disability or chronic illness such as cancer can contribute to depression.

Treatment for Depression-

  1. Counselling sessions with a psycho-therapist.

  2. Consultation with a neurologist.

  3. Spiritual healing through chants, guidance, positive thoughts.

  4. Medication.

  5. Spending time with friends, loved ones.

Healing Depression With Homeopathy-

Homeopathy is a natural and non-toxic remedy for several diseases. The major advantage of homeopathy over other medication is that it does not cause any adverse side effect. It is safe and can be used at all ages without worrying about any detrimental consequence. Homeopathy is known to be very effective in treating depression. Homeopathy medicines are prescribed after a thorough study of the symptoms. Homeopathy first treats the symptoms and then provides relief; for example, the constant mental exhaustion or some unexplained physical pain. It then works on the cause of the disease. In this case, the medicines will affect and treat the hormonal disorders or neurological disorders. Following this, homeopathy medicines will try to prevent the onset of depression in future.

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Psychological Disorders - Know Forms Of Them!

Dr.Kamal Kishore Verma 91% (10ratings)
Psychiatrist, Agra
Psychological Disorders - Know Forms Of Them!

As people grow older, they age physically as well as mentally. Just as they become more susceptible to conditions such as arthritis, their risk of mental illnesses also increases. It is also important to note that physical ailments influence mental ailments. Thus, arthritis may not only be a problem in itself but may cause mental disorders as well.

Some of the most common psychological problems that affect the elderly are:

  1. DepressionDepression can affect people of all ages but the elderly have a higher risk of suffering from it. The symptoms and effects of this condition vary from person to person. These include feeling sad constantly, tiredness and lack of energy, lack of self-worth, unexplained weight loss or weight gain, insomnia and reduced appetite. This may be caused as a side effect of certain medications or treatment, as a result of frustrations caused by other physical ailments or just an effect of age.
  2. Memory Problems: As people get older, their memory weakens. Many lose their long-term memory skills. They may also lose their short-term memory. This is not the same as being forgetful. Characteristic symptoms of amnesia include confusion, memory loss, inability to recognize people, etc. Amnesia may be caused by a number of factors including trauma to the head, brain damage or psychological factors such as PTSD.
  3. Dementia: Dementia is characterized by the person’s mental inability to function normally. This could be in the form of random mood swings, apathy, confusion, changes in short-term memory or failed sense of direction. Dementia is typically caused by the death of brain cells due to tumors, infections, lack of oxygen, lack of nutrition etc. Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia are all forms of dementia.
  4. Alzheimer’s Disease: This is a kind of dementia as well. In such cases, the patient loses memory of where they are and believe themselves to be in another place and time zone. The patient may not be able to rationalize things happening around him and may be unable to recognize their own family members. This is a neurodegenerative disease that involves shrinkage of the brain cells. It may be genetic. Alzheimer’s can be treated and managed but it cannot be cured.
  5. Insomnia: Insomnia can be classified as a physical and mental ailment. It is characterized by the inability to sleep well at night. Some of the noticeable symptoms include tossing and turning for hours in bed before going to sleep, waking up frequently at night, waking up earlier than planned and falling asleep during the day. Insomnia in the elderly is typically caused by stress and anxiety. It may also be the result of certain types of medication.
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Midlife Crisis Or Midlife Transition - What Should You Know?

BA(Hons.) Applied Psychology, MA Applied Psychology (clinical psychology), Mphil - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Midlife Crisis Or Midlife Transition - What Should You Know?

Midlife crisis may start at a transitional chapter in a person’s life- when the person leaves behind youth and enters an elderly phase. This usually happens in the 40s or 50s. 

What causes a Midlife Crisis?

Contrary to popular belief, it is not just men who have to live through a midlife crisis but women are just as likely to be its victims as men are. For men, their insecurity may stem from being seen as failures in their respective fields and they focus on flaunting their achievements to everyone around them. For women, their anxiety arises from declining sexuality and loss off their youthful looks. 

But the one common factor that ushers in midlife crisis in both men and women with children is their changing roles as parents. By this time their children have grown up and some had moved away leaving their parents to grapple with the ‘empty nest syndrome’. Even if the kids stay at home, adult children need their parents less than when they were children and the fact that fact is not easy for most parents to get used to who cling to their children or continue to try and dictate the course of their children’s lives leading to conflict.

Another reason that a person may suffer a bout of the midlife crisis is that people hope to accomplish a number of things before they enter their mid-life. However, not always do all plans come to fruition. So around this time they begin reflecting on lost opportunities, how they had not built the life they had dreamed of, how things could have gone differently. 

What are the Signs of Midlife Crisis?

There are a few indicators of a midlife crisis - 

  • Making expensive purchases - it signals to the outside world that the person in the grips of the midlife crisis has made a success out of life

  • Fixation on appearance -  midlife crisis may make people try to recreate their youthful good looks to try to fend off approaching old-age, they might change the way they dress or groom themselves or even their fitness regime to appear more attractive

  • Frequent mood swings - the person may become irritable and erratic and may act impulsively and blame others for the mistakes he/she made

  • Change in patterns of sleep -  the person may become insomniac or may oversleep

  • Feelings of depression - the person might lose interest in everything happening around him/her and lose motivation or will stop interacting with family or friends

  • Exhaustion - the person will feel perpetually tired, sound sleep or even a vacation will not banish it

  • A new set of friends - the person might stop mingling with their old friends and create a new circle of friends and acquaintances with people who are younger

  • Ending a marriage - the person may have a fling or may decide to part ways with his/her spouse

  • A sudden and rapid weight gain or loss

How can you Deal with Midlife Crisis?

There are a few simple tips to help you deal with your ongoing midlife crisis-

  • Accept that you have a case of a mid-life crisis, any problem can be solved once you acknowledge that something is wrong

  • If you are making impulsive purchases or splurging on yourself, stop and think before you leap. The money that you are recklessly spending could be put to better use, maybe on your child or to help out a friend in need

  • Keep yourself busy to ward off morbid thoughts. Learn a new skill, go on a solo trip of self-discovery, volunteer at a charity organisation or take up a new hobby

  • Confess to a loved one. A burden shared is a burden halved, your well-wisher will help you find a way out

  • Exercise every day and be strict about your diet. Not many people know that rigorous physical activity and an organic diet can do wonders to improve a person’s mood

  • Get professional help. If you feel depression setting in, then do not wait because it is a silent killer. Consult a therapist right away who will help you deal with your crisis. 

A midlife crisis can be stressful for you and your family. Just follow the above-mentioned tips, and you will be fine in no time.

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Depression - How To Tackle It In Kids?

Psychologist, Jalgaon
Depression - How To Tackle It In Kids?

In today’s times, depression has spread within the society like an epidemic. People with depression wake up feeling low, spend their day drowning in anxiety and end the day without any hopes for the future. Although the symptoms may be different, children are not safe from the clutches of depression either. It is more difficult for them to express their anxiety and helplessness due to their lack of understanding of the concept of depression.

Five percent of children suffer from depression worldwide. If not taken care of, the depression can spiral out of control and potentially ruin the prospects of the child as adults. If you start noticing your child slowly retreating into their own world or unable to control their emotions, you must evaluate if your child is suffering from depression and take steps to help them.

Signs of depression in children:

The role of parents in helping a child overcome depression is of primary importance. While occasional bouts of feeling low and cranky is a part of growing up, extended periods of certain signs are cause for concern. They include:

• Being aggressive, sad or unhappy most of the time
• Saying negative things about themselves
• Lack of energy and interest in games
Anxiety, irritability, and fear of social situations
• Disrupted dietary patterns
• Self-harming tendencies

Coping with depression

• It is important to notice unnatural behaviour in children and talking to them about it in a patient, non-judgemental and understanding manner. If the child is unwilling to talk, respect their space and broach the subject later.
• Depression doesn’t indicate the parents are failing in their roles. The cause of depression can be anything from genetic vulnerability to physical health and the immediate environment. The best course of action is addressing the cause and helping the child overcome depression.
• Often it is best to seek the professional help of a therapist or counsellor the child trusts. Forms of therapy including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy can help the child through play therapy, family therapy, and peer therapy.
• Giving the child a conducive atmosphere at home and in school is crucial. You might want to explore the possibilities of bullies or other factors in school, especially if your child is making excuses to not attend school and has deteriorating grades.
• Invest more time in their daily activities and engage them in activities of their choice to relieve their stress and channel their anxiety better.

The average age of appearance of depression in a child is progressively falling lower. In the face of such times, the child needs the parents more than ever to feel safe. It is easy for parents to deny depression in their children as the other alternative is heart-breaking. However, early diagnosis and intervention help the child to combat depression more effectively. A combination of medication, therapy, and support of the family is the best way of helping a child deal with depression and become a happier and successful adult.

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