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Dr. Sarika Chindalur

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Psychologist, Bangalore

Dr. Sarika Chindalur MD Psychologist, Bangalore
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I am always surrounded by bad thinking. I want to overcome from that. Please help.

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 am always surrounded by bad thinking. I want to overcome from that. Please help.
Dear, the duty of your mind is to think. If you or your surrounds fail to provide worthy atmosphere and reasons for your mind, it will dwell into negative thinking. The trick is diversion. You should divert bad thinking towards useful and productive thinking. For that you need to show some resiliance. Motivation therapy and cognitive therapy are your answer. Please provide me more information and I will help you overcome this problem. Take care.
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Since from 2004 ending I am chewing tobacco pan daily 2, 3, 5. Not swallowing the juice splitting out, but brushing immediately. Drinking whisky daily 90 ml some times 180 ml since 6 months plus because of some hyper tensions, how to control my bad habits.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Since from 2004 ending I am chewing tobacco pan daily 2, 3, 5. Not swallowing the juice splitting out, but brushing i...
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40
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I feel sometime nervous and unhappy. Also very low in confidence. But when my confidence is high I am different person. This happens every now and then. My doctor gave me escigress which I take 1/2 after lunch and dinner. While taking this medicine I feel better.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I feel sometime nervous and unhappy. Also very low in confidence. But when my confidence is high I am different perso...
Hello- >use of anti psychotic/anti depressant medicines for a long time is not beneficial for the body. These medicines are habit forming in nature and cause serious health hazards like suicidal tendency, insomnia, dementia, negative thoughts etc in the long run. >its better to start some ayurvedic medicines regarding your issue along with some helpful tips- 1) wake up early morning and practice anulom vilom and meditation.(it enhances the blood flow of brain thus help in making feel fresh and positive) 2) avoid food and beverages like non-veg, alcohol, smoking, caffeinated drinks etc.(these are highly responsible for negative thoughts and nightmares, thus minimize your confidence) 3) increase the amount of cows ghee in your meals.(it increases your oja positive energy in the body) 4) use manasmitra vatakam 1 tab twice.(an effective ayurvedic medicine to buildup your confidence and mental strength) note: stop your modern medicine in a tapered manner not suddenly to avoid any complication, and start these ayurvedic tips.
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Dr. can chocolate treat someone that have emotional problem, tension easily anger?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDEMS, DNHE, DYA
Ayurveda, Mumbai
For some people chocolate helps to reduce stress but it cannot be consumed regularly in large quantity as it has more calories and may lead to obesity. You can try breathing techniques and meditation or meet a counselor who can help you with techniques to overcome the emotional problem. Hope the above information helps you lead a good life. God bless!
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Hi. I wanna ask dat I do not lyk parties I do not get comfortable in a group n I do not lyk to hang out wid frnz I do not lyk to talk much I get angry so easily n feel lyk to escape. Is it ok. I do not have frnz bcz of this nature.

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
Hi. I wanna ask dat I do not lyk parties I do not get comfortable in a group n I do not lyk to hang out wid frnz I do...
Dear user. Every person has his or her own unique personality, traits, behavior pattern etc. You are YOU. According to your attitude, you are like this. You could change a little if you want to. Otherwise don't try to blame your attitude because your attitude is YOU and YOU are made by your attitude. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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My mind is of thinking of movies at all times. I am not able go control my mind. Due to this my mind is getting heated and not able to study.

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
Dear lybrate-user, I understand your concerns. I went through the details. The duty of mind is to think. If you do not provide some creative task to the mind, it will start thinking. And almost always, the thinking is drifted to negative areas. Your obsession wih the movies are the reason for your mind's drifting towards that area. You should stop going for movies so as to stop the fmovie thinking. Secondly you should go for physical exercise and games. You may consult a psychologist for counseling and psychotherapy. I hope this answer satisfies you.. Take care.
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Hello sir, I'm shashank! My problem is! That I'm short tempered! I will shout loudly if I get anger! For example last time when my girlfriend said that she don't love me jokingly! I became very much discomfortable and angry! What should I do to control it! Because I'm really worried that she will leave me because of temper as there will be limit for everything! Please suggest me what measures should I take to control it!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. Low frustration tolerance and mood swings within a day are characterestic. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
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I feel difficulty in decision making. Most of the time decisions are wrong. Always afraid that the way any work is being done by me, will be done in a wrong way.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I feel difficulty in decision making. Most of the time decisions are wrong. Always afraid that the way any work is be...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Scleranthus.+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of Aspen Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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What is the normal period of treatment for depression? At present taking mirtasabine, minimum dose only for the last 7 months.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Depends on how long and which episode of depression you are having. For first episode of depression treatment is usually 9 month s
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I have anxiety and started treatment from last 13 months. Now the symptoms are completely controlled and started reducing dosage. But I would like to know whether the symptoms will not occur again after I stopped using medicines completely or not. I am using Sertagress 50 mg morning and night.

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 have anxiety and started treatment from last 13 months. Now the symptoms are completely controlled and started redu...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. General anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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Can I chew nicotex 4mg chewing gum to help to quit smoking, now I am smoking 20 cigarette.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yeah sure. 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 chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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Am a medical student. And preparing for AIPMT. Due to stress and burden of study my B.P increases between 130_135. Which lead to headache and laziness or also feeling of fever. So tell me best solution for this so I can continue my study without any disturbance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Am a medical student. And preparing for AIPMT. Due to stress and burden of study my B.P increases between 130_135. Wh...
A systolic reading of 135 is not considered to be high and check your eye sight for refractive error and get your blood checked for cbc.
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I am 20 year old male suffering from severe anxiety problems sometimes from last 4 months after suffering from gastritis. A anxiety generally start at evening. Not able to focus and cut it down. Do not want to take antianxiety and antidepressants. Any solution? please help.

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am 20 year old male suffering from severe anxiety problems sometimes from last 4 months after suffering from gastri...
Dear , denial won't help. You have gastritis which is an outcome of general anxiety disorder. You are a young boy, take lead and see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Mindfulness cbt will certainly help you. Ensure you exercise and yoga.
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I'm addicted to smoking from past 7-8 years. Daily I will have 6-10 cigarette's. Trying to quit but unable to. However I'm going to quit in next 2 months. Will it effect if I suddenly stop smoking. Heard that there are chances for heart stroke. Is that true? Also suggest me how to stop smoking.

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
Dear user. I can understand. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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She is not feeling well due to some external reasons like breakup from her boyfriend her mind is completely thinking about that and how to get her to normal stage?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
She is not feeling well due to some external reasons like breakup from her boyfriend her mind is completely thinking ...
It looks like she is pining for him after the break up. You could help her analyze why they had this fallout? If it her fault, then she needs to apologize and see if he is amenable. If not she may have done something quite unforgivable. In any relationship there must be love, respect, commitment, honesty, trust, and freedom in the romantic scene. Now whatever went wrong and if it cannot be helped, then she has to leave all this far behind. Good friends, like you, can make a huge difference by distracting her, making her feel worthy, lovable and above all to not become too negative. If you see that she has serious problems about the break up please take her to a counselor and make sure that she follows that person’s advice. Help her remove all associations of his: gifts, notes, letters, cards, emails, and any reminders to get him out of her system, not mind. Help her keep the good memories but don’t indulge in them. Get back to her old pals and revive those contacts. Normally when we get a boy friend, we drop all our friends and live exclusively with him. This is not a good thing to do, generally. So do help her to get back with them and get into good social circles. They will help her get over him. Do not let her talk ill or malign her ex to his friends or to him, whatever was the reason. That is unfortunately a very bad habit many of us have – we must still respect his reputation and treat him with dignity. Since this break up is so serious for her, do meet up with a counselor and talk about her feelings, openly. This is not the end of the world and he is not the only boy in life. She will find another but teach her not to repeat the mistakes that led to the breakup. This time she needs to choose wisely and behave like a true lady. You must help her do that and improve her self-belief.
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My daughter gets very angry for silly things. She is very arrogant also. She is 28 yrs. Please help.

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
Dear lybrate-user. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Your daughter needs counseling and anger management techniques. Take care.
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Res Sir, I am 30 years old. I am mentally stressed for past 5 years because of my skin tanning. I am very fair. After delivery my skin was tanning suddenly. I was committed suicide also but no use. So many treatment are going but no use. Sir I want one question what is my problem? No one can't saying. Sir can you help me if any possible to change my skin? I thought you are my god.Please tell sir .

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
Res Sir,  I am 30 years old. I am mentally stressed for past 5 years because of my skin tanning. I am very fair. Afte...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Skin tanning usually happens due to melanin deficiency. I am sure you must have consulted a, skin specialist. I am sure they treated you. Worrying and thinking about suicide is of no use. Understand the situation and learn to accept it. Remember those people with deformed face or body parts. You atleast have everything. Be happy. Take care.
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I am 67 years old and was working after retirement also till a few months ago. Immediately after retirement I started feeling some sort of anxiety and depression for which I consulted a psychologist who suggested to do blood test and after that prescribed thyronorm50 tablet for sometime and some sleeping tablets since I was having sleep disturbance also at that time. Since there was no relief after 3 months ,I contacted him again and he referred me to a psychiatrist who prescribed Nitravet 10 and Symbal20 which I started taking and the things improved and as per the Doctors advice I withdrew it slowly. For next 6 months I was O.K but again started having the same symptoms. So I consulted the Doctor who advised me to start taking the medicine again which I did. This process is going on for the last 7 years and kindly advise me a permanent solution for withdrawing the medicines and live a normal life. I was having sleep disorders and I am continuing it for the last 7 years eventhough in between we stopped the other medicine except Thyronorm which is now increased to 75 mg after seeing the 6 monthly blood tests. Kindly advice.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 67 years old and was working after retirement also till a few months ago. Immediately after retirement I started...
The psychologist who prescribed medications is a quack, he has no business prescribing thyronorm and sleeping bills, report him to the authorities. You might be having chronic depression, follow your psychiatrist advise, and if needed meet a clinical psychologist with rci (rehabilitation council of india) registration for counselling.
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I am alcoholic and im planning to stop it. I used to drink whisky 2-3 times in a week upto 180 ml. Now that im planning to stop it completely will there be any problem if I stop it suddenly. Kindly advise.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. They need to be brought for de addiction which involves You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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