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How Psychotherapy Can Help You Know Your Inner Self?

Peacful Mind 90% (85 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychologist, Delhi
How Psychotherapy Can Help You Know Your Inner Self?

"Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." --- Buddha 

Every morning we get up and have a list of things in our mind to complete during the day. Some people have the list ready in their mind, some are trying to figure out that in which direction they should move and some are at peace because they believe whatever comes their way, they are ready to take it up with positivity. With such different thinking patterns we begin our day but how many of us are able to think about the feeling that we have in the morning when we get up from the bed? Do we ever try and give attention to it ? Are we feeling happy, sad, loved, aggressive, tensed, anxious, scared, or probably no emotion at all ? If everything at our emotional level is healthy and going smooth, its great. But what if some of us are not at peace from past couple of weeks, something or the other keeps on bothering, may be one is stressed or tensed and due to this the person may stop the work or start feeling loaded, or just shatter and drag everyday to complete the task. And slowly the person starts experiencing and feel one's emotions.  

Slowly, these emotions start ruling us and we behave in the way our current emotions wants us to behave. We may get tearful or cry for no reason by watching a simple commercial advertisement, reading something in a magazine or any other social networking website which emotionally tug the heartstrings.This shows that we are so full from within that we are not able to process the situation and associated feelings and it comes out of eyes as tears.  

There may be times when a person starts thinking negatively about oneself, others and is not able to use the tools during the day to fight with negativity and is in a vulnerable state. And, may suddenly start to think about death or dying or committing suicide. Why such thought is even arriving in the mind as an option? Usually these thoughts are not always there in one's mind, they just come and go but each time they push us towards darkness. In order to get away with such feelings, there are people who tend to use any substance, be it a drug or alcohol, so as to free their conscious mind from the tornado of thoughts. And we keep on delaying the need to look at our emotions, feelings and thoughts.  

One fine day comes and the person plans to 'talk it out' to the best friend or one close relative and it makes the person feel settled as the other person has given a sound listening. But again after a few days, one gets this feeling that he or she is still stuck. Sometimes, friends or relatives are too close to our situation and they may not be honest with you because they are empathetic towards you, they have a fear that if they utter out the truth, you will no longer be in touch or simply you may feel bad.  

In such a situation, one needs to realize that it is now time to seek professional help from a Clinical Psychologist or a Psychotherapist. It is like, once in your life you can be completely honest to another human being who is trained to deal with the emotions with care and is not going to effect anything in your life.

Getting into therapy is not about if something traumatic has happened in your life, even if you are generally unhappy, sometimes that is a problem because you do not have to live like this forever. It helps you find things about yourself as it forces you to examine the why's and hence untie the tied knots of your mind. Therapy is all about self discovery, it is not about what wrong you have done in your life or this is what you need to fix, it is about looking inward and finding things on your own along with slowing down the chaos that one lives.  

Psychotherapy can be helpful for any person of any age, like somebody may have lack of confidence, difficulty in making friends, doubts about growing up, body image, inferiority complex, difficulty in making connections with people, public speaking, anxiety due to divorce or separation, setting new goals, marriage, being productive, deal with guilt, fear, commitment, multiple relationships, loneliness and much more.

Sometimes, there are people who want to come out their shell because endlessly they are being labelled as 'Introverts' by the society. But there is always a question involved, What will other's think about me if I seek help from any mental health professional? Am I not able enough to deal with my own problems? Am I Mad that I want to seek therapy? Usually when a person has problem in kidney, stomach ache, fever, throat infection, they are easily able to visit a medical professional and simultaneously talk about it with others but what if one is struggling with one's own thoughts, negative emotions and thinking in every possible direction or not able to think at all, if that person wants to seek help from a mental health professional, the person feels hesitated in even telling it to the family members.

Sometimes, the family members over react, deny and may not understand what one is going through and may give solutions to eat properly, sleep, exercise, be positive and forget whatever has happened. They are still okay if the neighbour is taking such kind of professional help and they do not want the pathology to enter into their house but they don't know that it is already there. It is all about acceptance and being open to the fact that anybody may require psychotherapy for any reason they come across in their lives which they are unable to handle or if something is making their life unfulfilling or slow. So, Thank you for being a patient reader and next time if you meet somebody, whom you can sense require some form of help, encourage that person positively to visit a clinical psychologist or any mental health professional. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know Yourself - How Psychotherapy Can Help You?

Ms. Jagriti Sharma 88% (61 ratings)
M.Phil - Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, Advanced Certification In Behavior Testing, M.A. Clinical Psychology, BA (H) Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Know Yourself - How Psychotherapy Can Help You?

"Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." --- Buddha 

Every morning we get up and have a list of things in our mind to complete during the day. Some people have the list ready in their mind, some are trying to figure out that in which direction they should move and some are at peace because they believe whatever comes their way, they are ready to take it up with positivity. With such different thinking patterns we begin our day but how many of us are able to think about the feeling that we have in the morning when we get up from the bed? Do we ever try and give attention to it ? Are we feeling happy, sad, loved, aggressive, tensed, anxious, scared, or probably no emotion at all ? If everything at our emotional level is healthy and going smooth, its great. But what if some of us are not at peace from past couple of weeks, something or the other keeps on bothering, may be one is stressed or tensed and due to this the person may stop the work or start feeling loaded, or just shatter and drag everyday to complete the task. And slowly the person starts experiencing and feel one's emotions.  

Slowly, these emotions start ruling us and we behave in the way our current emotions wants us to behave. We may get tearful or cry for no reason by watching a simple commercial advertisement, reading something in a magazine or any other social networking website which emotionally tug the heartstrings.This shows that we are so full from within that we are not able to process the situation and associated feelings and it comes out of eyes as tears.  

There may be times when a person starts thinking negatively about oneself, others and is not able to use the tools during the day to fight with negativity and is in a vulnerable state. And, may suddenly start to think about death or dying or committing suicide. Why such thought is even arriving in the mind as an option? Usually these thoughts are not always there in one's mind, they just come and go but each time they push us towards darkness. In order to get away with such feelings, there are people who tend to use any substance, be it a drug or alcohol, so as to free their conscious mind from the tornado of thoughts. And we keep on delaying the need to look at our emotions, feelings and thoughts.  

One fine day comes and the person plans to 'talk it out' to the best friend or one close relative and it makes the person feel settled as the other person has given a sound listening. But again after a few days, one gets this feeling that he or she is still stuck. Sometimes, friends or relatives are too close to our situation and they may not be honest with you because they are empathetic towards you, they have a fear that if they utter out the truth, you will no longer be in touch or simply you may feel bad.  

In such a situation, one needs to realize that it is now time to seek professional help from a Clinical Psychologist or a Psychotherapist. It is like, once in your life you can be completely honest to another human being who is trained to deal with the emotions with care and is not going to effect anything in your life.

Getting into therapy is not about if something traumatic has happened in your life, even if you are generally unhappy, sometimes that is a problem because you do not have to live like this forever. It helps you find things about yourself as it forces you to examine the why's and hence untie the tied knots of your mind. Therapy is all about self discovery, it is not about what wrong you have done in your life or this is what you need to fix, it is about looking inward and finding things on your own along with slowing down the chaos that one lives.  

Psychotherapy can be helpful for any person of any age, like somebody may have lack of confidence, difficulty in making friends, doubts about growing up, body image, inferiority complex, difficulty in making connections with people, public speaking, anxiety due to divorce or separation, setting new goals, marriage, being productive, deal with guilt, fear, commitment, multiple relationships, loneliness and much more.

Sometimes, there are people who want to come out their shell because endlessly they are being labelled as 'Introverts' by the society. But there is always a question involved, What will other's think about me if I seek help from any mental health professional? Am I not able enough to deal with my own problems? Am I Mad that I want to seek therapy? Usually when a person has problem in kidney, stomach ache, fever, throat infection, they are easily able to visit a medical professional and simultaneously talk about it with others but what if one is struggling with one's own thoughts, negative emotions and thinking in every possible direction or not able to think at all, if that person wants to seek help from a mental health professional, the person feels hesitated in even telling it to the family members.

Sometimes, the family members over react, deny and may not understand what one is going through and may give solutions to eat properly, sleep, exercise, be positive and forget whatever has happened. They are still okay if the neighbour is taking such kind of professional help and they do not want the pathology to enter into their house but they don't know that it is already there. It is all about acceptance and being open to the fact that anybody may require psychotherapy for any reason they come across in their lives which they are unable to handle or if something is making their life unfulfilling or slow. So, Thank you for being a patient reader and next time if you meet somebody, whom you can sense require some form of help, encourage that person positively to visit a clinical psychologist or any mental health professional.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know More About Psychotherapy!

Dr. Ramesh Maheshwari 88% (6368 ratings)
MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
Know More About Psychotherapy!

Psychotherapy is essentially a conversation which involves listening to and talking with those in trouble with the aim of helping them understand and resolve their predicament. Therapeutic listening is not passive but involves alert and sympathetic participation in what troubles the client. Psychotherapy is not superficial chat and does not seek quick, temporary relief by suggestion. It involves talking honestly and with increasing familiarity and intimacy between people who are equally committed to understanding the sufferer and his problem, with the aim of bringing about the change . It is difficult to draw a line of demarcation between psychotherapy and counselling.

Psychotherapy is classified broadly into three categories: Supportive psychotherapy, Re-educative psychotherapy and Reconstructive Psychotherapy. Though all the categories are equally effective in treating psychological problems, supportive psychotherapy is found to be simple, easy to implement and effective in solving sexual problems.

Supportive Psychotherapy :

The objectives are (a) strengthening the existing defenses (b) restoring to an adaptive equilibrium (c) elaborating new and better mechanisms of maintaining control.

Approaches applied under supportive psychotherapy are : Guidance : It aims at a specific disturbing problem that interferes with the adjustment . This includes education about the problem and social relationship.

  • Tension control: Tension provokes a variety of psychological symptoms that divert the person from concentrating on the tasks. Of the methods used to control this tension are self relaxation, self hypnosis , meditation and yoga. All these methods have basically 4 principles namely , minimization of external stimuli , focus on single stimulus , a state of passivity and comfortable position.
  • Externalisation of interests : By providing varied types of activites such as sports, crafts, games, fine arts the client is enocouraged to resume activities that were once meaningful to him. This contributes to lessening of the neurotic symptoms .
  • Reassurance : it is particularly valuable in cases of severely distressed clients who lack the capacity to handle their anxiety through their own resources.
  • Prestige suggestion : the suggestion is accepted  when it comes from prestigious authority. Hypnosis is important for reinforcing prestige suggestion.
  • Ventilation : this is most common method of relieving emotional tension. One talks over his problems with a professional person. The beneficial effects are due to the release of pent up feelings and emotions. 
  • Somatic therapy : this is an adjunct rather any from of psychotherapy, and has a positive effect on the morale of the client. It includes pharmacotherapy, psychosurgery, convulsive therapy etc.
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How to Seek Psychotherapy for Sexual Problems?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 94% (7767 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Seek Psychotherapy for Sexual Problems?

Ask for a referral. To seek psychotherapy for sexual issues, start with your normal doctor and ask for a referral to a therapist. You doctor may already know of a nearby practice or specific doctors to recommend. If not, she may still be able to help you find a suitable therapist.

  • Close family members may also have ideas. You might feel more confident about a therapist if you have a recommendation from a loved one.

  • Feel free to ask close friends for referrals or suggestions, as well. You don’t need to say what the issue is, merely that you’re looking for a therapist. The same goes for recommendations from other trusted figures.

Look for a licensed therapist on your own. You can also try personally locating a psychotherapist in your area, either online or by consulting local mental health resources. Some websites like Psychology Today can direct you to therapist finders and search engines. Otherwise, look into nearby hospitals and professional organizations.

  • Try online databases, as said. These resources will often provide a bit more information than the phone book, like the therapist’s experience, degrees, and specializations.
  • Many states and localities have professional psychological associations, too. Consider calling and asking for a specialist in sexual issues.
  • Try your community mental health center for more suggestions or, if possible, a nearby university or college department of psychology.

Ask plenty of questions before settling. Fit is important in finding the right therapist, especially for sensitive sexual issues. You don’t need to settle for the first therapist you meet. Instead, be ready to ask questions to establish that the therapist is qualified to help you, that you are comfortable with her, and that you’re willing to work together.

  • Make sure that the therapist is licensed. It may help to follow up by asking how long he or she has been in practice.
  • Ask about the therapist’s areas of expertise. Say, “I’m feeling anxious/depressed/not myself and am having some sexual problems. What experience do you have working with these kinds of issues?” You should also ask about techniques and treatments.
  • Don’t forget to ask potential therapists about fees, i.e. how much they charge per session, as well as what forms of payment they accept. Will they accept your insurance, for example?

Begin to explore your “sexual story.” Once you’ve settled on a therapist, you’ll have to work together to get to the bottom of your sexual issues. Think of this as exploring your own “story.” Everyone has a sexual story – not just your sexual past but all the cultural, gender, familial, and personal baggage you carry related to sex. Chances are your therapist will try to locate the problem in underlying issues. 

  • Expect the therapist to ask about your home and work life. Are you experiencing stress or worry? Are you having trouble balancing the demands of work and family?
  • Is something from the past behind your intimacy problems? Were you raised to see sex as negative or bad, or did you experience a trauma?
  • Or maybe you are preoccupied with a big event in life – a death, the birth of children, a divorce, or a layoff from work? This might explain lack of desire or interest in sex, among other things.

 

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - How Psychotherapy Can Help?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - How Psychotherapy Can Help?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is also known as OCD. It is a mental ailment that causes specific changes in the brain as well as the behaviour of the patient. It can also cause severe anxiety and lead the patient to consume a lot of time for completing even the most normal tasks. These obsessions are like thoughts, images and even videos playing where the cause of a certain action becomes more profound with the number of imagined risks if it is not done in a specific way, as per the mind of the patient. These turn into repetitive actions undertaken by the patient, where these actions are known as compulsions.

Hence the term: obsessive compulsive disorder. Washing, cleaning, losing control, contamination fears and more are only a few of the thoughts that plague patients suffering from this disorder. While this disorder may not have a specific cure, there are various ways in which it can be managed. Let us look at some of these methods.

Causes of OCD

The exact cause of OCD is unknown. It is generally considered unlikely that OCD develops purely psychologically as a consequence of the way we are brought up.

  1. Genetics and Physiology: It is generally accepted that OCD arises from differences in the physiology of the brain in people with the condition.
  2. Serotonin: Lack of serotonin activity appears to be involved in causing OCD. Serotonin is a calming and inhibitory neurotransmitter, one of its main actions is to control and put the brakes on painful, worrying or anxious thoughts.
  3. Traumatic Life Events: Traumatic emotional events such as bereavement may trigger or worsen OCD in people who already have a tendency to have the condition.

Treatment of OCD

For best results in treating this troublesome anxiety disorder combine brain-chemistry balancing approaches with psychotherapy techniques.

  1. Nutritional Therapy: Try tryptophan and St John's Wort to increase serotonin. Rhodiola has been shown to help generalised anxiety disorder however Rhodiola has the ability to raise 'brain energy' and therefore hypothetically may exa-sperate OCD symptoms. 
  2. The Inositol Treatment of OCD: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, has been found effective in treating OCD. Inositol is used in biochemical processes that affect serotonin receptors.
  3. Psychotherapy: This is also known as discussion or talk therapy where the patient is allowed to engage with a therapist who is usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. The doctor will help the patient in first of all, becoming aware of the problem by helping the patient carry out various tasks in a controlled environment. These tasks will be timed and then relayed to the patient before the exposure therapy begins, where the patient will be taught to build a better quality of life. This a long term and time taking process which can also involve group sessions and sessions with the family members. Also, this method takes a lot of practice so that the patient learns how to regulate the obsessions and stop the compulsive behaviour gradually.
  4. Exercise: Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise upon mental health. So, a minimum of 20mins of daily exercise can help you a lot.
  5. Relaxation Training & Meditation: Learning meditation and relaxation techniques may enhance one's ability to control anxiety and one's thoughts in general.
  6. Medication: There are various kinds of medicines that can be prescribed for these patients. Anti-depressants can help the patient in overcoming the fears and anxiety that a person feels when the wheels of one's imagination begin to turn towards obsessive thoughts. This will also help in tackling the hopelessness that the person feels when faced with the so called depressing outcome of not bowing to the compulsive habits.

Putting It All Together

  • Follow the diet for serotonin deficient depression, and GABA deficient anxiety.
  • Consult with a qualified therapist using behavioural rather than analytical techniques.
  • Do some repetitive mind-occupying/filling as opposed to mind-emptying meditations everyday.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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3 Things the New Psychotherapist Does that You Are Not Aware About

Masters In Psychology , CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , REBT Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, BArch
Psychologist, Thane
3 Things the New Psychotherapist Does that You Are Not Aware About

"Our business is to get out of business"

The old comfortable baroque sofa is out. In are the new modern or contemporary chairs. The hanging intricate chandeliers are replaced with sleek standing lamps. Not a wooden carved table, but a glass table with transparency is at the center of design in healing. The pen and paper has changed hands from the therapist to the client. The therapist no more plays the role of a god but a fallible human being in the therapy. A lot has changed in last 50 years. Except for the perception of psychologist or a psychotherapist. They are no more I listen to everything like a soundboard. A psychologist now expresses, collaborate, question and also interrupt. Let's look at some new things that happen behind those sound proof glass doors today. 

1) Make you, your own therapist

"Teach man fishing, and you feed him for life"

Clients ask" will this resolve all my problems? or will therapy work" frankly, therapies don't work. You have to make them work. You have to put energy and effort for it to work. It's like entropy. The new job of a psychologist or a psychotherapist is not only to get you out of your issues and current problems. The task now extends also to prepare you if another similar problem arises. There are no throw away solutions, now they get dicovered with guidence. Therapy now is making a new therapist. As padesky puts it" our goal as therapists is to teach our clients a process of evaluating their goals, thoughts, behaviors, and moods so that they can learn methods for improving their lives for many years to come. Yes, many years to come. So next time look for a teaching therapist. The one who teaches you to fish. 


2) New therapy doesn't end in 45 minutes.

"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action"

You will be out of the therapist's office in an hour, but the rest of the time you carry therapy with you. The new therapy is complimented with an action plan. You have to work on some things that might be thoughts, feelings, people or some action. You do exercises, work on worksheets or become your own therapist for the rest of the week. This is more like a homework, but fun and interesting. A good action plan will make you contemplate a little bit, but also courageous enough to do it. Working on your action plan is a new way to get out of your cluttered thoughts and manage feelings. You achieve goals and come with new goals to achieve more next time. 


3) New therapist doesn't buy everything you say.

"Interruption causes learning"

The new therapist is not on a shopping spree with her bag to buy everything you say. She/ he is direct, has a certain kind of empathic compassion not sympathetic understanding. She interrupts skillfully. A modern day stoic socrates to be precise. Concretises abstractions and abstracts the rigid. Makes you measure your own judgments and thinking. The new therapist not only listen and take notes. She questions. Thinking is driven by questions. They rather makes you think and write about it. They experiment inside and outside of the session. They collaborate with you and support to reach the goal of the session as well as therapy. Bottom line, they stop the cycle that keeps you there. They interrupt your old process that's giving you old results. 


These are only some process that happens in the new therapy. Every therapist has customized his her own style, language and stance. You might be grasped with a disorder, or short term distress. Mostly you have reached a point by developing yourself and need to go higher. It's no more difficult to get a therapist, she/ he might just be available in your own office. They may be in that building around the corner or a click away on your phone app. This cycle of distress can be stopped with a minor effort. Stop it. And give yourself a chance.

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Does Couple Counselling or Therapy Really Work?

Ms. Shivani Misri Sadhoo 88% (50 ratings)
Post graduate in counselling psychology
Psychologist,
Does Couple Counselling or Therapy Really Work?

In general, couples who are fleeting through distressed relationship doubt if couple counseling would never work for them or not or would it be a wastage of time and money – and that stops them from seeking professional help from an expert who can save their relationship and marriage.

The problem arises because there are myths about the low success rate of couples therapy. People with no experience of good counseling or who don’t know about the subject, give the worst advice to distressed people. “Couple Counselling is a waste of money”, “rather wear gems or consult an astrologer, do yoga, meet new people” but don’t trust a trained and certified expert who is trained and experienced especially to help distressed couples and to save their relationship and marriage.

Delhi’s eminent Psychologist and Couple Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo tell us that the success rate of couple therapy is extremely high. She says there has been much research done to check the success rate of couple counselling and the results are always extraordinary, for example recently a research was done by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, families and couples who have attended family or couples therapy sessions indicate high levels of patient satisfaction. Over 98% of those surveyed reported that they received good or excellent couples therapy. Respondents also reported improved physical and emotional health and the ability to communicate better at work after attending therapy.

So how couple counselling work? Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo says good couple counselling works on certain basic principles and that pulls out couples from their distressed state to a positive and healthy relationship condition. These principals are:

1. Good couple counseling changes the views of the relationship.

First, the couple therapist helps both partners see the relationship in an objective manner.  The therapist helps the couples to learn to stop the “blame game” and instead look at what happens to them when they involve each partner negatively.

2. Modifies dysfunctional behavior.

Effective couple therapist attempts to change the way the partners actually behave with each other. This means that in addition to helping them improve their interactions, therapists ensures that their clients are not engaging in actions that can cause physical, psychological or economic harm to self or to their partner.

3. Decreases Emotional Avoidance

Couples who avoid expressing their innermost feelings put themselves at a greater risk of becoming emotionally distant and hence grow apart. Effective couples therapist helps their clients bring out the emotions and thoughts that they fear expressing to the other person. Attachment-based couples therapy allows the partners to feel less afraid of expressing their needs for closeness.

4. Improves Communication

An effective couple counsellor focuses on helping the partners to communicate more effectively. The new communication mode which the counsellor redevelops within couples is not abusive, nor does it ridicule partners when they express their true feelings. The counsellor helps the couples learn to listen more actively and empathically.

5. Promotes strengths

Effective couple therapists point out the strengths in the relationship and build resilience particularly as therapy nears a termination.  The point of promoting strength is to help the couple to gain back their trust, their love, their bliss and satisfaction which was put on the back burner by both the partners.

When A Couple Should Seek Medical Help For Infertility?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
When A Couple Should Seek Medical Help For Infertility?

 Couples should visit a doctor after a year of trying to have a baby without success. If you're a woman over 35 or you have an irregular menstrual cycle - and you've been trying to get pregnant for 6 months - see a doctor as soon as possible. Your partner should, too.

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Sexual Problems In A Married Couples

Dr. Sharmila Majumdar 93% (1654 ratings)
MS Human Sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (Behaviour Modification), Certified In Treatment of Resistant Depression, Certificate course to be Sexuality Educator
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Sexual Problems In A Married Couples

Sexual problems in married couples
Sexual disorder or dysfunction can be categorised as sexual desire disorder, sexual arousal disorder, orgasm disorders and sexual pain disorders. These can be caused by:

  • Unconsummated marriages due to lack of emotional bonding, conflicts in the couple, illness, different time schedules of work, can lead to this and can prolong for years.
  • Idiopathic infertility may arise though the test repost of both man and woman are normal this may be triggered by stress, conflicts, financial problems, increased age of couples due to late marriage, sex therapy benefits such couple immensely so consult a good sexologist asap.
  • Abnormally low production of hormones estrogen in women and testosterone in both men and women cause sexual desire disorder.
  • Pregnancy, ageing, fatigue and side-effects of medications can also cause sexual arousal disorder.
  • Depression or anxiety also has a dampening effect on sexual desire.
  • Men and women may develop an aversion to the contact of each other.
  • Lack of sexual arousal is seen as failure of men to maintain erection, partially or completely; and in women lack of vaginal lubrication. It can be natural or due to some underlying cause.
  • Decreased blood flow to the vagina or penis due to medical conditions or a chronic illness can also be the cause of arousal disorder.
  • Lack of orgasm after a normal period of sexual excitement if often the result of side-effects from ssri anti-depressants. This is found in both men and women.
  • Sexual pain disorders mostly affect women. Dyspareunia and vaginismus, painful intercourse and vaginal spasms during intercourse respectively are caused due to lack of vaginal lubrication in women.
  • Poor vaginal lubrication may have been caused by lack of excitement and resultant arousal. It could also be due to changes after menopause or breast-feeding. Contraceptive creams may also cause lubrication problems and so also sexual fear and anxiety.
  • Sexual abuse of women can lead to vaginismus. Women may also suffer from vulvar vestibulitis which leads to pain during intercourse.
  • Sexual disorders are more common in men and women who are alcoholics and drug abusers.
  • It is also much more probable in people with medical conditions such as diabetes or other degenerative neurological problems
  • Psychological problems, trouble in relationships, or chronic disenchantment and conflict with the sexual partner can also get in the way of sexual function.
  • Lack of knowledge of anatomy and physiology, lack of sex education, sti, fear and performance pressure also causes problems in the married couple drifting them apart.
  • UTI or urinary tract infection due to bacterial infestation during frequent sex or unhygenic sex. Please consult a sexologist to treat it else it recurrs and mightvcause kidney scarring.
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Good News for childless couples in Delhi

Dr. Richika Sahay Shukla 92% (808 ratings)
DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi

Good News for childless couples in Delhi
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Dr Richika Sahay Shukla, Director India IVF fertility has been awarded with the Best Young IVF specialist of Delhi.Dr. Richika has been a bright student throughout and she has received various awards during her academic career . She was a Gold Medallist during her Medical School and has cleared the prestigious Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in obstetrics and gynecology . She has worked and honed up her skills with some of the pioneer institutes of India such as AIIMS and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.She has also done her Fellowship in Assisted reproductive technology ART(IVF-ET/ICSI) and has done her advanced and basic training in Gynecological endoscopy from ETHICON and KARL STORZ. She has also been trained in Ultrasonography and Doppler studies. She is a member of FOGSI and AOGD and has attended various seminars and workshops and has presented several papers in various national conferences and conducted CMEs.
She has expertise in doing In- vitro fertilization(IVF) /ICSI by various protocols and in difficult cases like elderly patient, postmenopausal , poor ovarian responders and has also done Surrogacy and Donor eggs conception.

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Dr. Richika has been a very dedicated doctor and she has a very honest and committed approach in helping her patients attain conception.

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