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Lack of Focus and Concentration, causing Depression. Take omega and ginko? Will that help?

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Lack of Focus and Concentration. Causing Depression.
I am a working professional. Apart from daily job of approx 8 hours a day, I am also preparing for competitive exams to go-ahead in my career and achieve goal. But I feel I am unable to put focus on what I want to practice for exams. I feel stressed and tired from my work, and when I get home I don't feel likely to study and prepare for exams.
I do gym/work-out, not daily but at-least 3 days a week. I feel active and good, but when it comes to put my mind to study I feel lazy and lacking focus. I come to know about some supplements like Omega - 3 , Ginkgo Biloba, and I studied the reviews that the results are good. Here what I want to know from you/Doctor:
Is the dietary supplements like Omega - 3 and Ginkgo are good?
If yes, then which one I should go for, and where can I buy these supplements?
If no, what do you recommend me to improve my focus and concentration?

Please note: I am 25 yrs old. I am a non-veg. But I don't eat Fish, not because I am elergic to it but I dis-like the taste.
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Here is what the response I got from Dr. XXXXXXX Tayal, so I am contacting you.

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
To enhance the focus and concentration, there are many brain activities like quizzes, word puzzles, regular exercise, adequate sleep, etc which help considerably. You cannot extract a good concentration after the day's work. Concentrate on your studies in the early morning instead.
Both Ginkgo biloba and omega -3 fatty acids have been proven to increase neuronal connections in the brain. You can take these supplements which are available over the counter at most of the pharmacies. An Ayurveda specialist will help you in recommending the specific doses and schedule for you.
If you’re not a fan of fish, consider turning to fish oil supplements. Other non-fish sources of omega-3s include walnuts, ground flaxseed, flaxseed oil, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. XXXXXXX Tayal.
Posted Fri, 1 Jun 2012 in Diet Plans
Follow-up: Lack of Focus and Concentration, causing Depression. Take omega and ginko? Will that help? 2 minutes later
Please Note: This query is for Dr. XXXXXXX B.S who is an Ayurvedic Specialist.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nikul Patel 2 days later
Hello,

There are two problems with you.

1. You do not have concentration and
2. You feel laziness and tired about to go for study and you get yourself depressed.

As per your problem the thing is that your schedule is very stressful and after your job you have put yourself much in tensed state as you have to finish your higher study with good ranks. For making you freshen you are also join gym and exercise sometimes.

I suggest you such wonderful remedies to get powerful concentration and making your mood freshen too. But using before it I like to say you something.
1. Do not be stressed your mind as you can't concentrate. Thing is that you can do all things and best performance, if you keep it up with relax mood.
2. After coming from job take some time relaxation by powernap or such walking nearby garden or the space where you get freshen air.
3. Listen to your favorite music or do those things where you can make yourself concentrate and feel relaxed.
4. If possible choose study time as early morning. While studies avoid internet, fb, sms, mobile call... etc... More stress develops these things.
Remedies as per ayurveda are best ever and it will give you powerful concentration and also it will improve your memory too.
Please start these.
1. Saraswatarishtam 10 ml twice a day after meal with mixing water in it as same quantity.
2. XXXXXXX brahmi vati 1 tab twice a day with milk.
3. XXXXXXX rasayan tablet 2 tabs twice a day.


Regards,
Dr. Nikul Patel
Ayurveda Consultant
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Follow-up: Lack of Focus and Concentration, causing Depression. Take omega and ginko? Will that help? 3 hours later
Hello Dr. Nikul XXXXXXX

100 points to you sir. You have correctly identified my problem.

I want to come out of this depression. I have started hitting gym since 4 months. This helped to some extent. I wanted to take supplements that are not addictive and safe, and help me positively to overcome stress. I will start taking the recommended Ayurvedic Supplements from today, and will share you my experiences and findings in future.

There might be multiple brands of Ayurvedic medicines available in market. Which brand should I go for?

Thanks again and in advance!
Arun
Bangalore
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nikul Patel 1 hour later
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back.

Just check these with the brands as;

1. Saraswatarishtam 10 ml twice a day after meal with mixing water in it as same quantity. (Arya vaidyashala, Kottakal or Baidyanath)

2. XXXXXXX brahmi vati 1 tab twice a day with milk. (Baidyanath)

3. XXXXXXX rasayan tablet 2 tabs twice a day. (also from baidyanath – if not available take Mentat tablet of Himalaya drug co.)

Regards,
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