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Impulse Control Disorders - Know Reasons Of It!

Mumbai Psychiatry Clinics 88% (20 ratings)
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Impulse Control Disorders - Know Reasons Of It!

A certain psychiatric condition which causes a person to be functionally impaired in social and occupational settings is known as Impulse Control Disorder. Most of you are granted with the ability to think before you act but it isn't the case for people suffering from such a condition. People diagnosed with this condition are not able to withstand the urge to do something detrimental to themselves or other people.

This condition is similar to other disorders such as kleptomania, compulsive gambling and pyromania to name a few. Although people suffering from this disorder do not plan their acts, the acts they do perform generally fulfil their conscious wishes. Other disorders of such similar nature like Kleptomania and ADHD, which are associated with difficulty in controlling impulses but that is not their chief feature. Patients of impulse control disorder find it highly distressful and are hence often seen to lose control of their actions and consequently their lives.

What causes this disorder?

Some medical practitioners are of the opinion that this disorder is a subgroup of other conditions such as stress, anxiety, OCD and other such. Scientists and researchers are not particularly sure what causes this condition but have determined that it can be caused due to a combination of physiological, emotional and psychological factors pertaining to cultural and societal aspects. Also, certain brain structures linked to emotions and memory functions in and around the frontal lobe are linked to planning functions and impulses.

Some studies show that certain hormones such as testosterone which are associated with aggression and violence may also play a role in forming such disorder. Aggressive and violent behaviours are apparent in people suffering from this disorder. Certain studies have shown a connection between certain forms of seizure disorders and aggressive impulsive behaviours.

People with such disorders are also more likely to contract addiction and mood disorders. Antidepressants are usually prescribed in treating such disorders.

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Sexual Nutrition - How To Ensure It?

Dr. Anish Gupta 89% (84 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Acupuncture, PHD- Acupuncture
Sexologist, Kota
Sexual Nutrition - How To Ensure It?

Pre-wedding time can be full of extreme emotions such as sadness, happiness, or confusion. Marriage is one of the most important phases in one’s life. Hence, it is essential to be prepared for it in every way so that you can fulfil your marital responsibilities with your partner.

One aspect of a happy married life is sexual health. Pre-wedding time is optimal to start investing in sexual health for pursuing marital responsibilities effectively. For this, you need to maintain a nutritious diet plan that helps in the proper functioning of the reproductive system in your body. This nutritious diet can be maintained with the help of Ayurveda.

In Ayurveda, the balance of the energy levels is important to maintain the healthy functioning of the organs and tissues in the body. The purification of this energy is equally essential. This energy is refined/purified to develop Ojas; representing the self-healing or restorative body capacity.

Since reproductive tissue (Shukra Dhatu) is regarded as a psychological treasure for energy, the purification of this energy assists in proper and healthy functioning of the reproductive system. Healthy Ojas means an ideal balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Medication and Herbs as Sexual Nutrition

Sexual activity is a kind of vigorous exercise. Inactive individuals tend to lose energy quickly during sexual activity. In Ayurveda, there are various herbs that focus on improving one’s energy levels and sexual health.
There are two prominent herb branches in Ayurveda: Vajikarana and Rasayana. Vajikarana herbs mainly work on a regenerative approach that stimulates potency of sexual organs and hormones. Rasayana herbs are revitalizing medicines that have regenerative functions. These herbs help in revitalizing the reproductive system.

  • Withania somnifera or Ashwagandha is a Rasayana herb that revitalizes the antioxidant enzymes in the body. It also helps in balancing the sex hormones. In men, it helps in improving sperm count and sperm motility.
  • Asparagus racemosa or Shatavari is considered as an effective Ayurveda medicine for women. The compounds present in Shatavari improve egg maturation and ovulation in young females. For older women, this herb helps in soothing menopause symptoms and maintaining proper functioning of sexual organs.
  • Tribulus terrestris or Gokhsura herb is a commonly known aphrodisiac. This herb affects the hormone levels and has the capacity to increase luteinizing hormone (a regulating hormone) and androgens such as DHEA, Dihydrotestosterone, and Testosterone. In men, Gokhsura herb improves sexual function.
  • Asphaltum punjabium or Shilajeet is regarded as an exceptional source of approximately eighty-five minerals in ionic forms. In men, this herb helps improve follicle stimulation and testosterone hormone. It also enhances sperm count and motility.

Takeaway

Sexual life is as important as any other dimension of life and one must look after her/his sexual health seriously. In Ayurveda, there are a number of herbs which help in improving the sexual health in both men and women together. Also, Ayurveda helps in maintaining a balanced diet and sleep cycle in one’s lifestyle. These herbs help rejuvenate reproductive tissues and ultimately improve the overall health of an individual.

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Pre-wedding Sexual Nutrition - Rasayana!

Dr. Himanshu Grover 90% (462 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Yamunanagar
Pre-wedding Sexual Nutrition - Rasayana!

Pre-wedding time can be full of extreme emotions such as sadness, happiness, or confusion. Marriage is one of the most important phases in one’s life. Hence, it is essential to be prepared for it in every way so that you can fulfill your marital responsibilities with your partner.

One aspect of a happy married life is sexual health. Pre-wedding time is optimal to start investing in sexual health for pursuing marital responsibilities effectively. For this, you need to maintain a nutritious diet plan that helps in the proper functioning of the reproductive system in your body. This nutritious diet can be maintained with the help of Ayurveda.

In Ayurveda, the balance of the energy levels is important to maintain the healthy functioning of the organs and tissues in the body. The purification of this energy is equally essential. This energy is refined/purified to develop Ojas; representing the self-healing or restorative body capacity.

Since reproductive tissue (Shukra Dhatu) is regarded as a psychological treasure for energy, the purification of this energy assists in proper and healthy functioning of the reproductive system. Healthy Ojas means an ideal balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Medication and Herbs as Sexual Nutrition

Sexual activity is a kind of vigorous exercise. Inactive individuals tend to lose energy quickly during sexual activity. In Ayurveda, there are various herbs that focus on improving one’s energy levels and sexual health.
There are two prominent herb branches in Ayurveda: Vajikarana and Rasayana. Vajikarana herbs mainly work on a regenerative approach that stimulates potency of sexual organs and hormones. Rasayana herbs are revitalizing medicines that have regenerative functions. These herbs help in revitalizing the reproductive system.

● Withania somnifera or Ashwagandha is a Rasayana herb that revitalizes the antioxidant enzymes in the body. It also helps in balancing the sex hormones. In men, it helps in improving sperm count and sperm motility.
Asparagus racemosa or Shatavari is considered as an effective Ayurveda medicine for women. The compounds present in Shatavari improve egg maturation and ovulation in young females. For older women, this herb helps in soothing menopause symptoms and maintaining proper functioning of sexual organs.
● Tribulus terrestris or Gokhsura herb is a commonly known aphrodisiac. This herb affects the hormone levels and has the capacity to increase luteinizing hormone (a regulating hormone) and androgens such as DHEA, Dihydrotestosterone, and Testosterone. In men, Gokhsura herb improves sexual function.
● Asphaltum punjabium or Shilajeet is regarded as an exceptional source of approximately eighty-five minerals in ionic forms. In men, this herb helps improve follicle stimulation and testosterone hormone. It also enhances sperm count and motility.

Takeaway

Sexual life is as important as any other dimension of life and one must look after her/his sexual health seriously. In Ayurveda, there are a number of herbs which help in improving the sexual health in both men and women together. Also, Ayurveda helps in maintaining a balanced diet and sleep cycle in one’s lifestyle. These herbs help rejuvenate reproductive tissues and ultimately improve the overall health of an individual.

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Why Size Doesn't Matter?

Dr. M S Haque 90% (595 ratings)
BUMS
Sexologist, Kolkata
Why Size Doesn't Matter?

Let's face it, for decades and decades, this question has haunted every man's mind, and that is, does she likes girth or length? In either of the two, the end result is a deeply satisfied and happy woman. But again, why and what does a woman prefer? Another question to wonder about is whether or not a woman really thinks about either of these two? Well, it is obvious that a woman will have preferences but how exactly does she prefer a certain thing is what men need to know!

After all, who would want to leave an unsatisfied beau in bed? Believe it or not, but problems in bed can destroy even the happiest of the relationships! For years on end now, men have been trying to get an answer whether they should have an above average length or above average girth. Well, it is time that you guys should come out of your misery and finally get an answer since we have now found out a legit scientific answer to this Holy Grail question. To know the truth, continue reading below and discover the ultimate preference of women in case of girth versus length!

After decades of research and studies related to the sexual psychology of women and a man's health, we have been able to conclude that girth always comes ahead of length. Every 8 women out of 10 would prefer a man with a thicker penis over a man with longer but thinner penis. And guess what? There is a scientific logic behind this answer which has to do with a woman's desire.

As we all know that the vagina of a woman is very shallow in nature, hence, a thicker penis is good for stimulating the clitoris. The vagina is merely 4 inches or lesser in girth, and hence, a penis with thicker girth gives most sexual stimulation to the partner and therefore, a good time! And it is only natural for a woman to seek a man with thicker penis since he will be able to promise her more impact and a good orgasm. This does means, for a fact, that a man might have 10 inches of a penis but if they don't have a thickness of at least, 4.5 inches you are almost invisible to a woman!

But again, the thing is that every man cannot be perfect. Let's face it, as much as having a perfect hourglass figure for a woman is difficult as much as it is difficult for a man to have a penis with perfect thickness and perfect length! The revelation of the long asked question above could either be good news for you or life ending news for others. But the truth is that we don't mean to scare you by this answer especially now when we are living in the age of manipulation and medical advancements!

I am guessing that most of you men must be thinking of pushing hard on your lenses to make it thicker but we all know it, it is just not possible! The best and most successful way is to use organic ayurvedic medicine. Believe it or not, but Ayurvedic medicine is the only way to ensure that you get a thicker penis.
 

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Issues That Can Arise In A Relationship!

Dr. Rakhi Anand 93% (387 ratings)
PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Issues That Can Arise In A Relationship!

A close relationship enhances the happiness in our lives. One may feel at some point of time that things are not working well as one would like them to, but with minor tweaks here and there things get back on the regular track. By identifying problems early enough in a relationship, allows us to overcome challenges before the problems take on overwhelming proportions.

  1. Taking one’s partner for granted: With the maturity of relationships, a tendency creeps up to assume that it’s fine to let the normal details of life slip and slide. It becomes very easy to dismiss the people one is closest to because one expects them to be there in all circumstances. One must reflect on what life would be like without one’s partner to avoid this situation.
  2. Constant worry whether partner cares for you: If a person constantly worries about whether partner really cares about him or her, it is counterproductive. It is important to give space to both individuals else the excessive need for affection and reassurance will drive the partner away. After a person and the partner establish commitment to each other, it should not be necessary for one to keep questioning and wondering whether one’s partner honestly cares.
  3. Slippage of boundaries slip around relationship: There are bound to be secrets within a close relationship and letting others into one’s private world erodes partner’s feelings of trust in a relationship. If the partner finds out, he or she will feel betrayed or humiliated.
  4. Complaining about your partner to everyone except him: Sharing one’s unhappiness with anyone who will listen except the partner is counter-productive
  5. Turning on the passive-aggressive switch: One may think it’s safer not to out rightly object to a request or disagree with something one’s partner says but by not letting partner know how one really feels, one is closing a door of communication
  6. Constantly questioning your relationship: Questioning one’s relationship means that one has a doubt that the relationship will last, and therefore may be less likely to feel comfortable about commitments one makes about the future.
  7. Giving up on one’s partner: Everyone goes through challenges of losing a job, health problems, or dealing with an addiction. It’s at those difficult times one’s partner needs a good cheer and support, but those times also make one stressed. One’s confidence and support will help ease a partner’s pain, but maybe just what’s needed to help the partner summon up the resources to overcome the challenge.
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Marriage - Issues That Arise In It!

Master In Psychotherapy& counselling, PG Diploma In Counselling & Behaviour Management, Diploma in Marital and Relationship counselling
Psychologist, Kolkata
Marriage - Issues That Arise In It!

The institution of marriage is a herculean task; little does it rest on the sanctified rituals and other vows of commitment. Tying of the knot is perhaps symbolic of the several ups and downs a couple faces together. Marriage is challenging precisely because of the myriad problems it entails. What makes a marriage successful is how two loving individuals face and combat each of these issues.

Let us take a look at the common marital issues:-

  1. Money could grab a place between partners- Monetary problems can come in the way of happy living. Monetary constraints can make partners bicker as they lead to severe tension. If making both ends meet is a constant worry or if one individual earns way less than the other, friction in the marriage is but expected.
  2. Relatives and in-laws could irk your bond- Officious relatives, in-laws and other apparent well-wishers can do loads to spoil your marriage. They tend to create differences between husband and wife. There are times when they convey lies between the couple. Their unnecessary curiosity can also dampen your bond.
  3. Domestic responsibilities could also be the issue- Husbands and wives may have arguments and serious fights over issues related to the household; cleaning, washing, buying grocery can trigger disputes within the family. Housework should, therefore, be shared and done by both the partners.
  4. Decisions with regard to rear up children are often problematic- Married couples can behave in bizarre ways when it comes to making decisions on behalf of their children. A difference in opinion in decision- making can make partners review their choice of one another. They may even doubt their child's secure future in the hands of their partner.
  5. Irregular sex can be a threat to emotional intimacy- Marriage endows a couple with so many duties that they may fail to make love that frequently. Lack of sexual intercourse can create marital problems.
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Know Warning Signs Of Violence In Relationships!

Dr. Sheba Singh 85% (10 ratings)
PhD - Psychology, Masters in Psychology, BA - Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Know Warning Signs Of Violence In Relationships!

Relationships are either delicate or strong, depending upon the bonding with your partner. The bonding depends on various factors. Some of the most essential ones being emotional attachment, friendliness, sense of ease, mental compatibility and a feeling of sustained emotional support from the relationship. This is applicable to all relationships; be it a relationship with your spouse, a parental relation with your children, a relationship with your friends, relatives, etc.

Whenever we talk about abusive relationships, we picture black eyes and bruised cheeks. However, violence in a relationship usually doesn’t start with physical harm right away. It begins with subtlety and slowly builds up to mental and sometimes physical abuse. Here are some of the warning signs which should immediately raise red flags that a relationship is abusive or violent. 

  1. Hurting Purposely: If your partner has ever teased you in a hurtful way and said something to hurt you only to put the blame on you for being “too sensitive”, this is a definite sign of emotional abuse that you are going through. Trust your instincts if you feel you should get out of it. Especially, if it is starting to become routine. 
  2. Scaring You: Has it ever happened that your partner has hit a wall or driven at dangerously high speed to scare you? If the answer is yes, you’re in for trouble. This kind of behaviour gets worse! Take the warning and leave!
  3. Finding Faults: Many a time, it happens that your partner may start finding fault in the way you dress, do your hair, wear make up etc. He might get angry or force you to change your style to suit his way, beware! This will multiply in due course and turn into a dangerous form of domination. 
  4. Spying: Have you ever found out that your partner has checked your personal email, your web usage, computer history or even gone through your bag and personal papers? Take a hint; this is an impending sign that your partner is trying to establish control over your life. 
  5. Lost connection with friends and family: An important warning sign that your relationship is getting abusive is when you have lost connection with friends and family because of your partner! 
  6. "Playful" use of force in sex: Have you been forced to have sex by your partner? Or have you been threatened with violence if you don’t comply with your partner’s wishes? These are all tell-tale signs of an abusive relationship. 

There are no certain ways to tell that particular instances are warning signs of an abusive or violent relationship; the victim might not even realize, but friends and well-wishers must take notice and come forward to help.

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Relationship - What Can Ruin It?

Dr. Sudipta Roy 92% (36 ratings)
Mphil - Medical & Social Psychology, PHD -Psychology
Psychologist, Surat
Relationship - What Can Ruin It?

A close relationship enhances the happiness in our lives. One may feel at some point of time that things are not working well as one would like them to, but with minor tweaks here and there gets things back on the regular track. By identifying problems early enough in a relationship, allows us to overcome challenges before the problems take on overwhelming proportions.

  1. Taking one’s partner for granted: With the maturity of relationships, a tendency creeps up to assume that it’s fine to let the normal details of life slip and slide. It becomes very easy to dismiss the people one is closest to because one expects them to be there in all circumstances. One must reflect on what life would be like without one’s partner to avoid this situation.
  2. Constant worry whether partner cares for you: If a person constantly worries about whether partner really cares about him or her, it is counterproductive. It is important to give space to both individuals else the excessive need for affection and reassurance will drive the partner away. After a person and the partner establish commitment to each other, it should not be necessary for one to keep questioning and wondering whether one’s partner honestly cares.
  3. Slippage of boundaries slip around relationship: There are bound to be secrets within a close relationship and letting others into one’s private world erodes partner’s feelings of trust in the relationship. If the partner finds out, he or she will feel betrayed or humiliated.
  4. Complaining about your partner to everyone except him: Sharing one’s unhappiness with anyone who will listen except the partner is counter-productive
  5. Turning on the passive-aggressive switch: One may think it’s safer not to out rightly object to a request or disagree with something one’s partner says but by not letting partner know how one really feel, one is closing a door of communication
  6. Constantly questioning your relationship: Questioning one’s relationship means that one has a doubt that the relationship will last, and therefore may be less likely to feel comfortable about commitments one make about the future.
  7. Giving up on one’s partner: Everyone goes through challenges of losing a job, health problems, or dealing with an addiction. It’s at those difficult times one’s partner needs a good cheer and support, but those times also makes one stressed. One’s confidence and support will help ease partner’s pain, but may be just what’s needed to help partner summon up the resources to overcome the challenge.
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Mood Swings - How Can Homeopathy Help?

Dr. S S Tanwar 96% (2697 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Gurgaon
Mood Swings - How Can Homeopathy Help?

What are mood swings?
Mood swings can be defined as the very rapidly occurring changes in the mood patterns of an individual. These are usually associated with some psychological disorder in the individual such as the major depressive disorder, bipolar mood disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, etc.

Causes of mood swings
Different mental health conditions can lead to the occurrence of mood swings called as mood disorders. Some of them are described below:

  1. Bipolar disorder in which the emotional patterns vary till extremities. On one side, a person may experience highly euphoric state and on the other hand, he will be extremely sad. But these changes are not vigorous instead it occurs for a few times in a year.
  2. A major depressive disorder where sadness persists for a long time.
  3. Personality disorders where rapid changes in mood occur for shorter intervals of time.
  4. There can be other reasons under which mood disorders occur such as changes in hormonal balance, indulging in substance abuse, stress factors, a significant difference in the life, changes in diet, variation in sleeping patterns and side effects of medication.

Signs and symptoms
Mood swings are themselves a symptom of some mental health condition. Mood swings are not as such symptomatic, but one should take care that it is very reasonable to experience mood swings sometimes as all of us go through different phases of life and emotions changes likewise. But when life gets damaged due to an increase in the severity of mood swings, then consultation with your medical health professional is recommended.

Treatment of mood swings
One should consult a homeopathic doctor in case a person experiences mood swings more often. Sometimes, medication is given to those when the socio-occupational functioning of an individual becomes hampered.
One can use specific ways to tackle their mood swings such as by forming a schedule related to eating and sleeping, regular exercises, relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and meditation, talking to people regarding conflicts to resolve them.

Other than this homeopathy offers great assistance in treating mood swings faced by a person. A number of homeopathic remedies can help in treating the root cause of mood swings by restoring the hormonal balance in the body. The composition of homeopathic dosage varies from person to person, thus self medication should not be tried. 

Diagnosis of mood swings
The mental status examination is done to ensure that the person is suffering from a mental health condition. The person is considered to be suffering from any mental health condition only if it affects the socio-occupational functioning of an individual.

Diet
There are specific food products which should be avoided in a mood swing, but one should keep a record of the triggering food substances which lead to the increase in the occurrence of mood changes and hence should be avoided. Also, it is recommended to eat correctly, take all the meals in a day to keep you healthy.
 

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Astonishing Tips To Have A Healthy & Happy Winter!

Dr. Rlv Phani Kumar 89% (28 ratings)
MBBS, MD- General Medicine, Diploma in Diabetes
General Physician, Vijayawada
Astonishing Tips To Have A Healthy & Happy Winter!

There are numerous ways to be healthy and happy. Eating right, exercising and leading a positive life are all methods that are easier said than done. While in theory, we all know about these methods, in practice it all goes flying out of the window at the first sign of stress and fast-paced urban living.

So, how can you make a conscious effort to be healthy and happy? Try our five sure shot ways, as follows:

  • Water - Did you know that hydrating is the key to a long life because not only are you pumping essential fluids into your body, but you are also adding plenty of lubrication to your bones and joints. Cut out the sweetened drinks, carbonated beverages and caffeine to make way for water. For every 200 pounds, a person must drink at least 100 ounces of water in a single day.
     
  • Rainbow Menu - Ensure that you take in all colours of food like red bell peppers, orange carrots, green spinach, yellow squash, and even more. Eating a dietary rainbow everyday can help in ensuring that you get all the essential nutrients that are packed in all these kinds of foods. All the minerals and nutrients can be extracted from these different types of food in order to ensure that your body remains healthy with a well-balanced diet.
  • Rest - Get plenty of rest along with your dietary intake. A well-rested mind is a relatively stress-free and happy mind. It is a scientifically proven fact that a balanced routine of rest, movement and food can help in keeping your mind in a balance of sorts. The rest factor is one that can be achieved with good nutrition and vice versa, as well. When you are taking good nutrition, your mind will be at rest and the quality of your rest will also help you in working up a normal appetite at the right time, throughout the day.
     
  • Exercise - It is a well-known fact that movement of at least 20 minutes per day can help in avoiding an overly sedentary lifestyle which blocks the metabolism and leads to varied aches and pains due to inaction and lack of lubrication of the bones and joints. Exercise also helps in working up a healthy appetite.
     
  • Small Meals - Eat five or six small meals in a day in order to ensure that the metabolism that works on time, and in an effective manner so that your food gets digested properly.

With these tips, you can ensure that you fall into a normal routine of eating, resting and exercising, which will, in turn, help you maintain a healthy and happy life.

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