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Counselling required for lost interest in education - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may i help you ?
User :   May i know what specialist you are..?
Doctor :   General Physician
User :   ok
User :   I have one problem. I have lost interest in education!
User :   I am student..
User :   something is wrong..for the past few years..I have lost to suceed..!!1
Doctor :   whats your age ? what are you studying ?
User :   interest*
User :   i am 19 doing
Doctor :   do you have any reason you think why you have lost interest in the studies ?
User :   Dont know...!
Doctor :   How was your schooling ?
User :   I have a boyfriend..since my school days..during my 11th he left for a boarding school..then i sort of freaked out..!missing him and all..I sort of lost interest at that time..and till now..I dont have any interest..!I have my boyfriend ..even now..and I am too happy with him...!but I dont understand my dont carish attitude I have developed
User :   My schooling was good..Always top and all Till my 10th std
Doctor :   the present course you are doing is of your choice or you was it forced on you ?
User :   I have developed irregular sleep patterns.I sleep lot like around 12-14 hrs sometimes.
User :   It was my choice
Doctor :   the problem in you is, there was a separation from your boy friend during 11th and till now you are not able to recover from it
User :   But i am with him now..
Doctor :   the initial shock of sudden departure is affection you till now
Doctor :   affecting*
User :   I mean we are together...WE meet quite a lot...
Doctor :   yes i understand
User :   And we both are very set on marrying..!It might sound absurd..but he means a lot..after 5 years of relationship and a year of separation...
Doctor :   you recovered in all other aspects but in studies you have still not recovered.
User :   Now i have him back then Why am not I interested in my sucess?
User :   oh
Doctor :   do you have an educational cell in your college
User :   no..
Doctor :   you need an educational counselor who can guide you to the success path
User :   ok...
Doctor :   to put you back on the track which you were before the shock of separation
User :   but will the shock last so long?
Doctor :   are you very close to any of the teacher at the college ?
Doctor :   yes it can last for years if not counseled
User :   ok..
Doctor :   are you very close to any of the teacher at the college ?
User :   what should i do now?
User :   no..
User :   i dont study i dont have any contact with teachers..I feel ashamed
Doctor :   do not feel ashamed
Doctor :   the teacher whom you think is very strict
Doctor :   just approach him/her
User :   ok..
Doctor :   and tell that you need to study but not able to do so because of the reasons
Doctor :   and ask for her help
Doctor :   initially they may be not interested, but yo show little interest in them they will always show double interest in rectifying you
User :   I want to do MBA in IIM-A.It's my ambition..But after my bf I dont want to leave him..I am insecure..!thats hampering my preparation.And i dont seem to want anything on my own.Just for him and to keep his family happy..
Doctor :   nice you have such idea
Doctor :   but for than you need to work hard
User :   I have grown very lazy too....flunking in exams..
User :   i sleep to forget all these...
User :   Is something medically wrong with me?
Doctor :   no there is nothing medically wrong with you
Doctor :   it is psychological
User :   ok...
Doctor :   you need a very strict teacher who punish you for the laziness and put you back on the track
User :   Id like to do what ever necessary on my own..I dont like to depend on acquaintances...intially atleast ..
User :   isnt hypersomnia my prob?My parents are i have know a bit about the medical probs...
Doctor :   you have the problem of laziness and now you put it on some medical words?
User :   I have my bf i feel like I have everything..cause I have never believed Id get him...i got him so no ambition left i suppose..
User :   Then how am i able to sleep so long?
Doctor :   dont you want to keep him happy ?
User :   cause it makes me happy
User :   seeing him happy..
Doctor :   to keep him happy don't you want to succeed in your studies ?
User :   yeah....but even if i dont he will manage...but the prob will be from my family who are all doctors..!
Doctor :   how will he be happy when he knows that his girl friend flunks in the studies. no body will be happy. probably he is not showing it to you.
Doctor :   you need to understand that
User :   ok..
Doctor :   try to concentrate on studies
Doctor :   than see how happy he will be
User :   ok...
User :   but i have tried a lot....but the actual act of studying has never been possible to me..
Doctor :   what you need to do is...
User :   dont know why..I pick up a novel instead..
Doctor :   education is not pleasurable like novel
Doctor :   so only lot of interest is shown in novel
Doctor :   any ways
Doctor :   make a start - a firm start
Doctor :   if you succeed and happy, it will make your boy friend very happy
Doctor :   so you need to work hard cant just relax
User :   ok..and another thing wat about my sleep?
Doctor :   if you pick up the ambition of sleep than you will see that you are not sleeping
Doctor :   if you don't have any ambition than sleep will occupy much of your time
Doctor :   hypersomnia is a psychiatric disorder
Doctor :   do you think you have a psychiatric disease just because you sleep a lot ?
User :   Might be...after 4 years of solid sleep and nothing else..
Doctor :   4 years of solid sleep will make some body lazy not mentally ill.
User :   oh
User :   but i seem to have trouble grasping concepts..I used to be a quick learner..
User :   but concentration wanders a lot even when I try and simple things are also too difficult..!
Doctor :   that is 4 years back when your brain was sharper
Doctor :   you think after 4 years of not studying the brain will work with the same sharpness ?
Doctor :   you need to make the brain sharper now
User :   may be not..but not so dumb too..
User :   it will take a lot to time...i suppose..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yes it will take lot of time to restart
User :   I will do my best..!
User :   And will starving help me lose weight?
Doctor :   to some extent it will help in loosing weight
User :   ok...
Doctor :   reduced food intake with increased physical activity is the best method
User :   ok...I am 157 cm with 56 kgs weight...
Doctor :   gradually to reduce the amount of food taken day by day and to increase the physical activity day by day
User :   ok...will I be XXXXXXXX to lose 5 kgs in 2 months?
Doctor :   yes definitely
User :   ok....
User :   and complete starvation?
Doctor :   it will put you into gastritis and other diseases
User :   ok...
Doctor :   not to do complete starvation
User :   thanx a lot...You have helped a lot...!
User :   :)
User :   bbye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
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