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Dr. Catherine George

Ph. D - Psychology

Psychologist, Bangalore

33 Years Experience
Dr. Catherine George Ph. D - Psychology Psychologist, Bangalore
33 Years Experience
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Dr. Catherine George is a popular Psychologist in Old Airport Road, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 33 years of experience as a Psychologist. She is a qualified Ph. D - Psychology . She is currently associated with Dept of Aviation Psychology in Old Airport Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Catherine George and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am 21 now. And I've been smoking since I was 13. But now I've quite smoking. Can I reverse the effects of smoking or decrease them any how? Are physical exercises like yoga or running helpful?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Congratulations on quitting smoking. Yes, you will be ab; le to revert most of the effects of the habit. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Hi My Mother is 41 Years old. She had an heart attack in March 2012. She was not aware of that heart attack. All she knew was that she had some acidity problem, and that is why she had sever pain & She was hospitalized for 3-4 day In ICU and 2-3 days in general ward. When she got discharged from there she was happy and was not aware of this heart attack. she was absolutely fine sleeping well as usual [twice in day-1. after noon. 2. night]. But after a month when she suddenly knew about this heart attach she was shocked and was very very worried. She couldn't sleep properly for 2-3 month. It became a challenge for her at every night for getting sleep. Even now after 3 years she doesn't get proper sleep. some times she sleeps for twice but rarely. She rarely share about this with family. She don't want us to be panic. Though doctor has given a Sleeping pills, But she rarely take it, Coz she says i don't want to be addicted of this. She takes it only when she doesn't get sleep in late night at 2 or 3 AM. Can we get some help on this, We tried to talk to doctor, They said get the pills. No positive solution. Thanks and warm regards

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don?t understand why she was not told about it being a heart attack. If people cannot hold a confidential piece of information, then this is not at all the correct course of action. Anyway to get the best cooperation out of the patient, she should have been informed and with some counseling she could have been brought around to accepting it and to also adhere to the prescriptions. Perhaps people thought that ?ignorance is bliss? and it seemed to have worked for some time. However, this is a serious condition and her compliance was absolutely necessary for post-operative care and precautions. Something previously, had precipitated the heart ailment and that is a good place to start with. It mostly likely has to do with some disturbance affecting her lifestyle. Perhaps she was not so disciplined in her living conditions. She will have to take sleeping pills because she may aggravate her condition. Sometimes the choice of a particular medication may be opted for to avoid the worsening of her heart, even at the cost of addiction. But, if the doctor-monitored use of sleeping pills is followed, s/he will ensure that she does not become addicted. You must also take her to a counselor to help her deal with all the troubles she may otherwise have.
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I think I am facing some serious mental problem from last one year. I am not sure about my purpose of life and get distracted very easily. As I have many responsibilities and until I can't figure out what's my aim. I am completely blank now. I should I need to do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I think I am facing some serious mental problem from last one year. I am not sure about my purpose of life and get di...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. You are an young adult. You just entered the demanding life as an adult. There are several conflicts an young adult have to face in the present scenario like role conflict, responsibilities, job and career conflicts etc. There will be disappointments, stressors, distress, irritation, depression etc. You have to overcome all these to become a wise experienced adult. You are not alone everyone has to go through this phase. Therefore, be motivated and brave. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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I have been smoking for 3 years. On an avg at 3 cigarettes a day. What would have been its impact on my health.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Fortunately, almost all the damage by smoking can be reversed, if and when you stop and take measures to lead a healthy life of exercise, diet and rest. It is difficult to quantify the extent of damage but effects could be felt in your stamina, skin wrinkling, lung capacity, heart strain, eye damage, sexual erectile capacity, tooth decay and tartar buildup, foul breath, damage to the celia lining your throat, brain cells, and for some people the early stages of cancer promoting conditions, and a host of other problems. You are advised to stop immediately and abruptly.
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I lost my girlfriend last week and I depressing now all time and my performance day to day is very dull. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I lost my girlfriend last week and I depressing now all time and my performance day to day is very dull. Please help me.
I am sorry for your loss. Feeling sad during this time is normal. There is nothing you can do other than giving yourself some time. After sometime you should be able to feel better and move ahead. But if the symptoms continue over few months then you should get yourself evaluated.
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I have panic attacks and frequent anxieties, I feel depressed every time this sickness comes. I am a student so I can't do anything living with sleeping pills. What do I need to totally cure this sickness?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I have panic attacks and frequent anxieties, I feel depressed every time this sickness comes. I am a student so I can...
You appear to be suffering from panic disorder. This is seen in 2-3% of the people in the general community. Clonazepam (clonotril) is used as part of initial treatment but is not a definitive treatment. Proper assessment followed by treatment with an ssri medication is definitive treatment. Also, we need to assess for any comorbidities and assess triggers for such panic attacks. Treatments including cognitive behaviour therapy & relaxation techniques would be extremely helpful. Take care.
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I am 27 year old. Right now I am preparing for civil service exam. I had stayed during my engg days with my aunt and uncle for 1 year. My aunt treated me very very badly. She asked me to leave after 1 year yet she himself called me to stay in their house as I had already prepared to stay in hostel. She defames me and wrongly accused for pretty things. They just called me because their son was preparing for engg entrance exam and I could accompany him for study and as soon as their motive is over they trashed me out. I had personal grudge with my aunt. She was mastermind behind all this. I cannot forget all these personal trauma till now. I started excessive masturbation after that. I always thought to defame her. I had no respect for her. I saw her as only sexobject. Whenever I masturbate in my conscious I was degrading her. Whenever I saw her I just wanted to beat her mercilessly. But now I wanted to come out from all these stuff as it was sometimes affected my study. Although I never forgive her. Please suggest me solution.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 27 year old. Right now I am preparing for civil service exam. I had stayed during my engg days with my aunt and ...
Hello, It's sounds like a traumatic times you are going through. I empathize the way you were treated by aunt. However, forgiveness will free you from the Bondage of anger and resentment, only then you will have peace and concentration when you study. To let go of the past, it will be nice if you opt for therapy, this will help you to overcome, let go, and ultimately you will feel like a winner.. Regards
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I've problem of over thinking. Can any one please help me. I'm going through anxiety.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I've problem of over thinking. Can any one please help me. I'm going through anxiety.
Your solution lies in the question only. The cause of anxiety is over thinking. However I need to know whether same thought keeps on coming to your mind repeatedly or different thoughts. As the diagnosis in both cases would be different and needs different kind of therapy. You will benefit from therapy
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Is smoking Marijuana/Ganja Harmful, because I heard its medicine and can even prevent cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Marijuana has both useful and harmful substances. The useful substance will be extracted and formed in capsule forms and will be available in markets for cancer related pain and chemotherapy induced side effects. Consuming it whole may lead to more harm than benefits As it has addictive tendency, may alter behaviour, can lead to hallucinations. So it is not advisable to take thinking it's anticancerous.
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Before 4 years: IT was before 4 years that my mother took me to a psychiatrist for a consultation since I was slow and he recommended me for a "architol" injection, the medicine reacted in the night, my heart beat went up and my whole body (left side) paralyzed the next morning, it stayed till the next night Then we saw a doctor the next day who gave me "pacitane" and my body became normal. Now 2017: Now after 4 years I sometimes get panic attacks and unable to do concentrate without sleep, have nervousness, sometimes unable to eat food also due to GERD, Unable to bear a extreme hot weather, still my left side is sometimes shivering, my breathing is long and feels heavy-hard to breatheVisited a psychiatrist once again and he had done all tests post which he said I have anxiety, has recommended "Tolaz 10 md" which I have taken for 6 months, it puts me to sleep, makes me tired and is helping only a little, This is a issue where not even my friends, wife or relatives are unable to understand as I'm looking and doing this fine, but unable to focus at work, not feeling appetite. I have not been having a job for sometime now. Is this a heart problem.

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Homeopath, Patna
Before 4 years: IT was before 4 years that my mother took me to a psychiatrist for a consultation since I was slow an...
Hello, library user, tk, plenty of water. Go for a walk in the morning. Go for meditation for 40 mats to reduce your stress, calm your nerves to ease your distress. Your diet be easily digestible on small intervals. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Kali phosphate 6x-4 pills. Thrice. Report, fortnightly, your feedback matters for further followup, please. Tk, care.
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What should I do to avoid depression?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
What should I do to avoid depression?
Are you trying to preempt depression or do you already have depression and want out of it? I am assuming it is the latter. You must go for counseling and if that person recommends medication you must visit a doctor. Whatever happens do not discontinue the counseling.You can follow these simple rules: 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, 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 scotching 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: find someone to love and to love you back. 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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 callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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Hi I am habitual drinker and I keep drinking much but have good food also but sometimes I do skip and want leave drinking habit please advise .regards.

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Moradabad
If your will power is strong to leave your drinking habit than you cross your first step to leave this habit. It is a good sign. I appreciate to you. Next step is make your life happy with sharing your problems with someone, who listen you patiently and gives good advice. Like your mother, sister or family friends or counselor. Maintain your diet and daily routine works. Join yoga and meditation classes. Live your life as you want without bad habits. Like "khul k jiyo khul k hanso" Enjoy with your friends and family. All the best.
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What should be done to fight Psychiatric Disorder. I start to participate in new things but lacks concentration and boycott.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
What should be done to fight Psychiatric Disorder. I start to participate in new things but lacks concentration and b...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. For sure you do not have any psychiatric disorder. Don't worry. Participation in new ventures and being involved in it should be purely based on experience and knowledge. When you acquire knowledge and experience automatically you will be able to start new ventures. Second aspect is your attitude. Keep your attitude positive. Don't let negative thoughts derail your attitude. I suggest online personality development counselling. Feel free to contact me. Take care.
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I have realised lately that I have started having severe mood-swings. My behaviour has turned quite eccentric and I'm afraid it's affecting people around me. What should I do? Could it be bipolar?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
It depends, consult a psychologist for detailed assessment. Psychologist can advise whether you need therapy or if its a disorder medication from psychiatrist. You need to explain symptoms in detail for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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I have lost my gf few days ago. She was so close to me. I am not treating well now. I am feeling hopeless, depressed, annoyed. I am losing my mental stability.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I have lost my gf few days ago. She was so close to me. I am not treating well now. I am feeling hopeless, depressed,...
Take homeopathic ignatia 30, four pills four times daily for two days and report me after. This will make you emotionally strong.
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How to handle care giver stress.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
How to handle care giver stress.
There are different types of stress like, pressures, conflicts and frustrations. You may have pressures and frustrations. You can accept the situation, feel that you are doing duty and doing noble work spare some time for recreation and meditation.
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Why is it so that despite medication a friend is unable to give up his craving for alcohol?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
It' s probably because of his unstable environment or troubled relationships. He needs to check into a good rehabilitation center in order to be treated holistically. He should also be receiving psychotherapy.
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I feel stressed all the time and have inferiority complex. What should I do to overcome these problems? Please halp me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I feel stressed all the time and have inferiority complex. What should I do to overcome these problems? Please halp me.
Hi lybrate-user, I suggest you to take counseling from a psychologist to get to the root of your problems and work on your low self esteem. Seek treatment soon to get over your complex and avoid difficulties in your personal and professional life.
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How I can improve my memory and learning ability?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Stress can foil memory and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. In the meantime do some of the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, broccoli, blueberries, fish, coconut oil, wheat sprouts, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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 callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.
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