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Main raat ko badbati hu or roti bhi hu or hamesha kuch kuch sapne aate rahete hao.

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Main raat ko badbati hu or roti bhi hu or hamesha kuch kuch sapne aate rahete hao.
Stressed caused by traumatic events, such as a death of a loved one, sexual abuse, or a car accident can also cause vivid dreams. Anxiety, in particular, is associated with an increased risk of disturbing and intense nightmares.
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Lifestyle Disease - Does Homeopathy Has An Answer?

Dr. Sonal Jain 88% (90 ratings)
Bachlor in homoeopathic
Homeopath, Pune
Lifestyle Disease - Does Homeopathy Has An Answer?

Over the past few decades, lifestyle disorders have been on a mercurial rise. Sedentary lifestyle, amalgamated with unhealthy eating habits has been the wrecker in chief. Lack of proper awareness has made the situation even worse. The mad and competitive rush to reach the pinnacle has serious health implications. Almost every second individual suffer from some kind of lifestyle disorders. Unhealthy and stressful lifestyle has resulted in increased incidences of Obesity and Diabetes (Type II). Individuals from all age groups have been affected by obesity and diabetes. Anxiety and depression are also on the rise. Other lifestyle disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Stoke, Arteriosclerosis, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Cancer (mostly skin, and lung), Cardiac problems, Renal failure, Chronic Liver problems, cannot be neglected either. The lifestyle disorders, if not treated, can cause havoc, changing the entire dynamics of a person's life.
     

Many lifestyle disorders occur because of the occupation we are in (Occupational lifestyle disorders). Children, who are supposed to indulge in more physical activities and outdoor games, are happy fidgeting around with their favourite gadgets. Fast foods have long replaced the healthy, nutritious foods. Children as young as you can imagine, appear to be obese or diabetic. Stress and anxiety can also trigger a number of lifestyle disorders. Thus, getting to the root cause is an important deciding factor for an effective treatment.  
     Homeopathy does not treat a disease or an ailment superficially. It believes in curing the patient in a disease rather than a disease in the patient. Homeopathic treatment has a more holistic approach. It takes the miasms (hereditary or acquired) into consideration while dealing with a particular symptom. The homeopathic medicines are mainly prepared by dynamization or potentisation. This greatly minimizes the toxic and harmful effects of the drug (crude), thereby increasing the inherent curative effectiveness of the medicines. Thus, the homeopathic medicines have negligible or no side effects.  
     Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism or depression can be successfully treated and cured with homeopathy. In addition to treating the disease, homeopathic medicines go a long way to improve and enhance the patient's overall immune system. The improved immune system works effectively to keep a lot of diseases at bay. Homeopathy ensures that a person's physical, mental and emotional well being is well taken care off. This greatly helps to treat and control a number of stress related disorders. Homeopathy cannot work miracles. Treating a disease from the grass root level can be time consuming. With homeopathic treatment, one needs to have patience.
     

Homeopathic treatment, if followed diligently can help in the treatment of a number of lifestyle disorders. To know more about homeopathy and its route of action, click on the link below.
 

I suffer from serious mental problems like being lonely being tensed in small issues and get hit with a massive headache how can I get rid of this?

Dr. Mandakini 93% (815 ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
I suffer from serious mental problems like being lonely being tensed in small issues and get hit with a massive heada...
Start doing meditation, and yoga for mental relaxation, and don't think too much, this thinking is only causes of headache, take good sleep, read good stories, walk in park, stay some time with nature, observe and feel natural beauty it calm your mind, take head massage while feel headache consult me in chat box for some medicine which helps in your condition.
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Concor AMLO 5 mg/5 mgtablets: 5 mg bisoprololfumarate, 5 mg amlodipine (as besilate) per tablet. Is this tablet cause depression? Is it OK to take rivotril 0.5 mg (clonazepam) and fludac 20 (fluoxetine) for short period of only 15 days when there is a disturbed mind affecting sleep and early wakeup, anxiety etc. My cardiologist asked me to meet psychiatrist to know whether concur 5 am cause any depression? I wondered, he would have only decided. Concur 5 am keeps me under control in day time but at bed time taking only Arvast 5 mg. Night sleep affected. Frequently getting up for urination also. I am disturbed by some personal and medical reasons as well. Kindly guide me.

Dr. Saranya Devanathan 92% (1966 ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Concor AMLO 5 mg/5 mgtablets: 5 mg bisoprololfumarate, 5 mg amlodipine (as besilate) per tablet. Is this tablet cause...
Dear Narendra, Since how long you are taking Concor amlo? If it has not caused depression all these days, it my not be a side effect of Concor. In persons suffering from hypertension and lipid disturbances (cholesterol), vascular depression is common. Apart from treating these medical illnesses, you need to be treated for depression also to improve your quality of life. It is OK to take rivotril and fludac, if it is prescribed for you. Probably you can stop rivotril in 15 days. But not fludac. Fludac starts its action after 2-3 weeks and needs to be continued for 6-9 months. Sleep disturbance at night needs to be diagnosed properly and treated. It might be due to waking up for urination or personal reasons or any other cause. But DON'T take rivotril for sleep. You may become dependent on it.
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I am suffering from hypertension and depression I don't know what to do with my life I did lots of mistakes in my life now I do not know how to handle or I'm just good for nothing.

Dr. Saul Pereira 94% (46097 ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from hypertension and depression I don't know what to do with my life I did lots of mistakes in my lif...
You can sort out your mistakes even now if you care. Don't leave unfinished business in your past. If they are the cause off your hypertension and depression, I seriously recommend that you clear that past and learn to move on comfortably. I am sure a counseslor will be off great help. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, spend time in nature or gardening, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Depression - Symptoms And How Homeopathy Can Help!

Dr. Avashesh Gupta 84% (14 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Psychiatrist, Kanpur
Depression - Symptoms And How Homeopathy Can Help!

Depression is recognized as a mood disorder characterized by the prolonged feeling of sadness and loss of interest in otherwise regular activities.

The symptoms include:

  • loss of sleep and appetite
  • loss of interest
  • persistent feeling of sadness and lowered self-esteem
  • difficulties with eating
  • difficulties with concentration or attention
  • feelings of guilt and worthlessness

These symptoms should last for a minimum of 4 weeks for the individual to be diagnosed with depression. Sometimes, at its later stages, depression can also be accompanied by suicidal tendencies. Most people who are feeling depressed don’t experience every symptom, and the presentation of symptoms varies in degree and intensity from person to person.

Can it be cured successfully?

The short answer is yes. According to central council of homoeopathy and countless research has showed that depression is readily treated with homoeopathic medicine and short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy. For most people, a combination of the two works best and is usually what is recommended. Psychotherapy approaches scientifically proven to work with depression include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.

What is the cause of depression?

The exact reason is not known to us but it is believed that the imbalance in trigger release of chemical system in brain is responsible for developing it. These chemicals are called neurotransmitters (such as serotonin and norepinephrine). Neurotransmitters are needed for normal brain function and are involved in the control of mood and in other responses and functions, such as eating, sleep, pain, and thinking. That’s the reason when a person suffers with depression; a lot of related functions get disturbed.

Why homoeopathy has a great therapeutic role in depression?

Homoeopathy medicine is given on the basis of person thinking, feeling, behavior, sleep pattern, eating behavior and mood. That’s why it is most appropriate to particular person in restoring the brain chemical balance. By restoring the brain’s chemical balance, the homoeopathic medicine help relieve the symptoms of depression. However, these are but short-term solutions to depression and don’t necessarily cure the individual completely. For the treatment to be effective, the drug intake must be combined with psychotherapy to solve the problem at the root level.

Advantages of using Homeopathy for Depression:

The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the homeopathic medicines are totally side effect free and its long-term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation. The options in conventional treatments are either to take antidepressant medications or to remain depressed, however, homeopathic medicines are said to be side-effect free and its long-term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.

There are a lot of medications in homeopathy which are used, post understanding of the behaviour of a person; his/her complete biological and genetic status, his/her existing medical conditions. It is always recommended to consult a homeopath and not to go for self-medication, as it requires specific potencies of medicines for them to be effective on the medical condition.

Beyond Treatment: Things You Can Do

  • Try to be active and do exercise regularly.
  • Set realistic goals everyday for yourself. Make a chart of it.
  • Try to spend time with other people and confide in a trusted friend or relative.
  • Try not to isolate yourself, and let others help you.
  • Expect your mood to improve gradually, not immediately.
  • Postpone important decisions, such as getting married or divorced, or changing jobs until you feel better. Discuss decisions with others who know you well and have a more objective view of your situation.
  • Continue to educate yourself about depression.

Note: Depression is a fairly common mental health disorder today, affecting a large population. Depression must be acknowledged as a proper mood disorder and not just a passing phase. It is completely curable with proper medicine and therapeutic sessions. The individual is able to move over the feelings of unhappiness and lack of interest with proper care and acceptance from loved ones in addition to therapy and the drugs, of course.

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The Benefits Of Daily Meditation!

Dr. B Chandra 88% (93 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
The Benefits Of Daily Meditation!

The benefits of daily meditation can improve the health of the mind, body and soul.
When thinking of the practice of meditation and the benefits of daily meditation, some people may be put off by thinking it takes too much time or they can't just sit still when there are 100 other things to get done. Statistically, even just 20 minutes of daily meditation can have benefits on physical, mental and spiritual health. They may also perceive meditation as being part of some sort of religion. Think of the act of meditating as a form of stress relief first and foremost for the average individual. Here, you’ll find out what meditation is really about and be exposed to a whole new world of the benefits of daily meditation. 

Physical Benefits of Daily Meditation:
Physically, meditation introduces more prone, or energy, into your body to improve your health. Additionally, daily meditation lowers high blood pressure, and the lives of blood lactate, which helps in reducing anxiety attacks. It can improve your immune system, increase you energy level, as well as serotonin production which can help improve your behavior and mood. Been suffering from headaches lately? A benefit of daily meditation is that it can decrease some tension related pain that is inflicted on your body, such as insomnia, ulcers, muscle and joint problems and reduces tension headaches.

Mental Benefits of Daily Meditation:
Studies on the physical benefits of daily meditation have uncovered some remarkable findings around the effects mental benefits of daily meditation on the brain and mental health.
There is, among people who practice meditation of any type, a 75 percent drop in the occurrence of depression. There was a 30 percent drop in anxiety with a 65 percent rise in feelings of well-being. Each of these benefits spills over into some very crucial areas of importance. With anxiety disorders often comes impulsive behavior. This can cause addictions which is now at epidemic proportions around the world apart from the East. There is a reason for this. We have vastly different cultures and lifestyles that yield very different results. One of the most valuable and long-term benefits of daily meditation is we will no longer be subject to the ills that a spoiled Western culture delivers. We will reduce cravings for the fast food we eat. If we adopt mindfulness meditation, which we will get into in a bit, we will be far happier with less.
So, does this mean that we are going to want to sell our worldly possessions and climb the Himalayas? No. That, is yet another misconception. What will typically happen over time is the very mechanisms in the brain and body, as well as the emotional body will cease to be on overdrive. Your need to be turned on to every piece of technology for long periods of time or short bursts all day and night will disappear. Your brain is a very trainable and miraculous thing; however, it is also a creature of habit and likes it that way so much it will do all it can to keep it there.
Your brain works tirelessly to do two things. One, avoid pain and two, seek pleasure. So, in the case of the daily benefits of meditation on the mental and physical bodies, you can see it this way. You will become essentially addicted to the feeling and the freedom the meditation gives you. In essence, you will not just become a different person but a person that is attracted to vastly different things.
The next benefit is resilience. Life brings pain and adversity at times. Sometimes we can’t prevent or change that, so, how resilient we are becomes very important. Daily meditation builds our resiliency muscles.
This last benefit of daily meditation, at least on the most popular list, is it will help us live a lot longer and healthier and here’s why. If we were to ask the average person how they thought daily meditation could make you live longer and healthier, the typical answer would be heart attack and stroke prevention. While that may be true to an extent, the benefits of daily meditation on our longevity goes deeper than just a calm cardio vascular experience. What meditation does in this sense is cease the cravings to smoke or overeat due to emotions being on overdrive. 
As you go along on your daily journey, to work or school or wherever your path leads you regularly, you’ll see that daily meditation is something that will improve your emotional intelligence. For people with a propensity to bouts of anger, or those who tend to become easily irritated, you’ll notice that you react less and less on this scale. Your social connections will be so much different and so much more meaningful.

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With practice, you can look forward to a lot of super changes in your mind that will start to come naturally and effortlessly. Within six months of daily practice you will notice a marked increase in your ability to focus and in your mental strength when you really need it. This is why meditation is great for students. Study time can be cut by 50 percent or more. Cramming will no longer be the way you will pass your courses and that means more free time for you!
There are many benefits of daily meditation for those in the creative arts. Dancers, singers and painters, as well as anyone who has to think creatively and have that special energy flowing through them are blessed through meditation. This is because when you train your mind in any type of meditation, you naturally remove energetic blocks and mental blocks from your existence. 

Spiritual Benefits of Daily Meditation:
Here we look at the spiritual side of meditation. Many people are so put off by meditation simply because they are confused as to whether they can or should meditate. Spirituality is the concept that we are connected to something bigger than ourselves. Meditation can help center that concept and even allows you the time to explore it within your own mind. Or not. If you want, you can sit there and think about the laundry you have to get done. 
One way to understand the benefits of meditation is to understand that yes, you are a spiritual being having a human experience. This means that the very act of being human, even being an atheist is still spiritual. It is who we are at our core. Who we are is not what we do or what we own. We are here to elevate ourselves through whatever belief system we have chosen. Meditation is simply another expression of who we are and a way to connect with our “source” whatever or whoever this may be to us.

Try Meditation for Yourself:
There are too many types of meditation to mention here. But, there is one type of very powerful meditation you can learn now, today and we are going to give you that bonus and teach you. So, can this really give you all the benefits that we’ve covered here if it’s really that simple? Yes. Why? Because less is more, period. With meditation you must keep this in mind.
When you are doing an activity like washing dishes or vacuuming or even walking, engulf yourself in that process. Stay there in the now. If you have thoughts let them pass through without judgement. Repeat how good it feels or the fact you can hear the wind or birds. No matter how corny it seems, it’s a way to keep your mind in one place, (where you are and no where else). The benefits we described come about when you develop the skill of being in the moment. You can do this for three straight months only three to four days a week and you will see a marked difference in being able to stave off distraction!
The second phase you can take a Hatha yoga class. Yoga was simply a way to deal with advanced meditation poses without falling asleep and was later developed into a more complex activity for health. This is the perfect second phase so you can begin to really enjoy the benefits of daily meditation. If you physically can’t participate in yoga, you can research other more complex meditation phases and you are guaranteed to see how mindfulness has honed your ability straight away. Meditation is a life-enhancing activity you can enjoy for many years. 
 

13 Principal Reasons For Suicidal Ideation ?

Dr. Nisha Khanna 88% (51 ratings)
Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
13 Principal Reasons For Suicidal Ideation ?

Suicidal thoughts are quite universal and commonly experienced by people undergoing severe stressSuicidal ideations usually occur when a person feels that they are no longer able to cope, especially with an overwhelming situation. As these situations and thoughts are temporary; some do not carry it through, while others may be at a risk of attempting or committing suicide. Since the suicidal rate is increasing in today’s world; it becomes essential to identify the risk factors that are responsible for such behaviour and are given below:

  1. Many times students tend to have a high self-set standard for themselves, when they are unable to achieve those, they feel like a failure.
  2. In teenage or early adulthood academic pressureworkplace stresssocial pressuresrelationship concerns, and the lack of support systems are some of the reasons for suicidal ideation.
  3. High expectations from parents also have an impact on the child’s psyche and may lead to emotional instability. Mostly, parents put greater emphasis on marks, which soon starts to define the self-worth of the child.
  4. Children tend to take an extreme step because of stressfear of being scolded from parents or unhealthy parenting style. Later, stress grows into frustration and in extreme conditions, it can even turn into depression.
  5. The rise of suicide rate is due to urbanization and the disintegration of the traditional large family support system. As Indians become more progressive, their conservative households become less supportive of their choices pertaining to financial independencemarriagepremarital sexrehabilitation and taking care of the elderly.
  6. History of mental illnesssubstance abuseviolence, has a negative impact on the individual’s life and puts them at the very risk of suicidal tendency. The individual may be disposed to it directly or indirectly.
  7. Individuals with a history of traumatic events where the individual has been emotionalphysicallysexually abused or even bullied during the childhood, may develop a low self-esteem resulting in the feelings of worthlessness.
  8. Breakupinfidelity or death of a loved one can also create a negative perception of life, causing the very feelings and thoughts of ending one’s life.
  9. Deprived of family supportfinancially as well emotionallydeath of a parent or adverse parent interaction also has a toll towards feeling empty or isolated.
  10. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, especially when the individual is prone to devastating thoughts and feelings can increase the risk involved.
  11. Suicidal ideation is a common symptom in many psychiatric disorders and mental health issues like DepressionBipolar disorderBorderline Personality Disorder etc.
  12. Sometimes people get associated with peers having suicidal ideations, thus, identifying with them can push them at the risk of such behaviour.
  13. Overwhelming situations like unemploymentfinancial losses or being in a debt can also cause an inability to cope with the life stressors and can have a negative impact on the individuals thought process.

Hi, I am 22 years old. Male. I studied b. Sc nursing. I Have some mental illness. I am getting over angry. I am getting aggressive even small things. I lost my concentration. Some times I speaks lonely. I feel worthless. Hopeless. Helpless. Daily I am getting suicidal thoughts. When I was in first year. I lost my friend (he did suicide because of his family problems) I felt so depressed in that time. Some times he start to speak with me. (is it hallucination) night mares also.

Dr. Saul Pereira 94% (46097 ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be in serious trouble and need immediate help. I understand you're losing your friend in such a manner may be quite unbearable but your reaction to it doesn't augur well in terms of your coping. This may be because you already have a predisposition towards some disturbance and that might have gotten activated. Please meet a doctor immediately and a counselor. You must work with both the professionals to get the best results. Needless to say your cooperation is critical to your recovery. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, spend time in nature or gardening, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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How to overcome negative thoughts it impacts my physical wellness. How to control my mind. How to do meditation? Help me. I have more depression from my childhood but I was not treated. Inferiority anxiety these are occupying me most of time.

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
How to overcome negative thoughts it impacts my physical wellness. How to control my mind. How to do meditation? Help...
The first and most important step is to accept yourself, as you are. That will be the foundation you will build your life on for the rest of your life. Learn to be thankful for what you have Accept the lessons from the past, but have no regrets. The past will never be back. So remember what you learnt and move on Stop worrying about others’ perception about you. For Others, you are just a small part of their lives… but your life is yours 100 percent Be Nice to yourself. If you are overcritical… life becomes a drag Ask everyone you care for, about what they think your strengths are Never ask for feedback on weaknesses. That is a domain you have to explore yourself Learn from the past, do not dwell there. Nothing can be achieved by brooding over the past Remember to communicate. There are never any unique problems. There is a merit to seeking ideas and feedback from people who care for you See that you have no scope for self doubt Be willing to act and accept the learnings from any action Take initiative…. As newer areas of your competency evolve, go ahead take risks The solution for your challenges is to divert the energy within, in a direction that is so inspiring that the anger is no more a priority for you.
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