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Dr. Sarika Chindalur

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Psychologist, Bangalore

Dr. Sarika Chindalur MD Psychologist, Bangalore
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Hello can you tell me I am afraid and fear every time after hearing fear stories I fell lonely how to overcome this situation Dr. please give me good answer.

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Hello can you tell me I am afraid and fear every time after hearing fear stories I fell lonely how to overcome this s...
Most adults don't get better on their own and may require some type of treatment. The goal of phobia treatment is to reduce your anxiety and fear and to help you better manage your reactions to the object or situation that causes them. Professional treatment can help you overcome your phobia or manage it effectively so you don't become a prisoner to your fears. Talking with a trained mental health professional can help you deal with your phobias. Several types of psychotherapy may be effective. Desensitisation or exposure therapy--focuses on changing your response to the object or situation that you fear and may be helpful for phobias. Gradual, repeated exposure to the cause of your phobia may help you learn to conquer your anxiety. For example, if you're afraid of elevators, your therapy may progress from simply thinking about getting into an elevator, to looking at pictures of elevators, to going near an elevator, to stepping into an elevator. Next, you may take a one-floor ride, then ride several floors and then ride in a crowded elevator. Cognitive behavioural therapy--involves exposure combined with other techniques to learn ways to view and cope with the feared object or situation differently. You learn alternative beliefs about your fears and the impact they have on your life. There's special emphasis on learning to develop a sense of mastery and control of your thoughts and feelings. Take care.

Present I am 24 year old. I am smoking. Last 4 year onwords. I need to stop smoking. Please give suggestions. To quite smoking.

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Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum 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. You can ask me privately. Www. Lybrate. Com/drsajeev if you are willing to accept me as your regular health care giver / doctor I can give you regular, prompt, well studied and scientific answers for all your medical problems, which you ask me privately in this site. Sorry to say I will ask for a small payment for my efforts and intelligently studied answers. Regards. Www. Lybrate. Com/drsajeev ask privately. It is essential and useful to have a doctor answer your doubts online as it time spent in going to a clinic. Majority of diseases can be treated by online by consultation with an experienced doctor and does not need physical examination. You can use this site and ask me privately, best age to stop smoking is before 40 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, best age to stop smoking is before 40 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.

I am 32 years old and have mental illness for past 6 years. Doctor says schizophrenia. I can't understand. I take medication but many side effects, can't continue. I can't control my emotions, can't continue job. Help me, how I recover from this illness?

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I am 32 years old and have mental illness for past 6 years. Doctor says schizophrenia. I can't understand. I take med...
Schizophrenia is a very complex and difficult disease to treat, even with medication. All psychotropic medicines have side-effects: that is inescapable. But I suspect that you are depending entirely on medication when in reality you need to combine it with counseling or therapy. In therapy you will learn a lot of coping mechanisms and techniques to remain functional and lead a close-to-normal life. You will also learn about emotions and how they can impact your condition adversely. Expressing emotions in an appropriate manner will equip you for life. Talking and sharing about the the many disturbing thoughts and learning to understand yourself and moderate your responses will go a long way towards normalizing and training your mind. Exercise must be a regular part of your life for various reasons. Put yourself on a productive and strict schedule. The idle mind is the devil's workshop for sure, and more so for a schizophrenic.
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I am feeling difficult in remembering names, memories and other activities. I am feeling annoyed with my brain. I want myself to be as normal. How to notice a problem with my brain?

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For helping with memory, repeating helps. Repeat the names you wish to remember. Have a task list written down for the activities that you wish to do. Learn to be relaxed. Don't stress over and over that you have a memory issue. If you feel it's severe go to a doctor and get a thorough check up done.
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My nephew is suffering from psychiatry ailment and is not moving out of bed except for his essential needs for the last several years. He is of course taking sezoden 2 mg one tablet per day. But in vain. Is there any hope? Request expert opinion.

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My nephew is suffering from psychiatry ailment and is not moving out of bed except for his essential needs for the la...
He seems to have negative symptoms of schizophrenia, you need to be in touch with the treating psychiatrist for optimisation of medicines and psych therapy to address this.

I am frequently getting headache when exposed to sunlight, or when I get angry, sitting ideally. Whenever I travel for at least an hour I get headache. Kindly suggest how to overcome the same. Even if air directly blood on to head I get headache. Even if I don have tea on time I get headache.

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I am frequently getting headache when exposed to sunlight, or when I get angry, sitting ideally. Whenever I travel fo...
Hi take pranacharya no tens capsule 1_1 twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take shirshooladi vajra ras twice a day with honey. Avoid tea and coffee.

I suddenly and completely quit smoking 7 days ago. I ve been smoking for 4 years not regularly. I'm in a strong will that I ll never smoke anymore. Will this sudden changes in my blood cause side effects? Some say, quitting suddenly will give side effects like aged skin, hair fall etc. Please help. I'm 24 male.

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Dear Pavan. If you have sudden will power, nothing will happen to you. You are already strong enough. Go ahead. Your body has started its repair process and within 6 months your lungs will be as healthy as before. Take care.
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When I get mad/heart breaking with something I used to lost my memory, iv lost my long term memory, sometimes forget what im doing in present. Sometime just realize that im at in the street no idea what am I about to do. Also event I do not eat much I used to gain my weight so much when I got stress. What is wrong with me. Plizz help.

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When I get mad/heart breaking with something I used to lost my memory, iv lost my long term memory, sometimes forget ...
Dear Lybrate user, I can understand the situation through which you are going, when there is any problem in physical health many peoples are there to support ,help and when someone in any type of mental stress its only that person who has to bear that pain no one realises the pain through which that person is going .you need medication along with counselling these things are affecting your life and daily routine ,and its the time that you should take proper action ,you are asking for help its really positive point that you want to change this situation please take help of any professional ,i am 100% sure you will overcome from this situation and can lead normal and happily life.in the meantime do few things make some good friends ,join any hobby class, be social as much as you can ,do yoga, meditation,exercise, share your feelings with some one, whatever thoughts disturbs you write it on paper ,make your self busy ad much as you can so that you don't get time to think on these. If you need my help you can contact me online. Take care.
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I am asking 4 my friend. He is 22. College student. During exam time. He is more stressed, not oriented, he says he thinks unwanted things during stress time, cannot concentrating. How can resolve these problem.

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I am asking 4 my friend. He is 22. College student. During exam time. He is more stressed, not oriented, he says he t...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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One of my family member is addicted with smoking and is unable to relax. How can he quit smoking?

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Hi does the family member really want to quit smoking? you can start with opd treatment he will be prescribed with some medication which help him to relax also counseling will prove effective but for that to happen he has to stop now. As a well wisher you can give him positve support give him positive strokes tell him you r there for him and will help him come out of this habbit. Whenever he gets the urge to smoke he shud call you talk to him tell him to drink lots of water brisk walking will help. Take it each day as it comes indulge in some activity which will keep his mind busy. Pursue hobbies.

I am 20 years male. I have a problem of headache, not chew proper food, throatache. So what can I do. I am also in stress.

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I am 20 years male. I have a problem of headache, not chew proper food, throatache. So what can I do. I am also in st...
Hi lybrate-user, your headache can be because of the stress, you will have to deal with your stress in effective ways. Talk to a psychologist and learn stress management. Its tension headache you are facing. Consult me for same.

I am a 23 year old male. I am having issues on concentrating. I focus on different things other than my studies. I get consumed in some kind of thoughts which prevent me from studying. I am getting distracted very easily. This in turn somehow is making me angry very often. What should I do?

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First determine your priorities. Write them down. Write what distracts you. Keep the list handy. Try to refocus whenever you get distracted. Get back to me if you find it difficult doing it alone.
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Hi I am 30 years old, I am smoking for the past 10+ years, now I want to quit smoking but I could not as I have tried many ways. Do you have a any solution please.

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You may be very close to resolving your habit once and for all. Particularly with regard to smoking, it is the repeated attempts that finally are rewarded with success. So do not give up and go for another attempt. This time around use some of the suggestions I propose below. The habit can be very difficult because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. 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 chewing gum or 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. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. 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. I think that this is your last attempt: you will succeed.
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What are the ways to concentrate on studies. I was somewhat disturb from my studies. Is their is any diet to do more studies and I was getting sleep whenever I study at night. Sir please tell me the diet for food health and to develop metal power.

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I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months and Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit.
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I am 32years and I get short tempered if any body gave suggestion about my body weight its 100 kg. I tried to stay cool but some time is not happened.how can i control my anger

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You can control your anger by taking those suggestions as complement and work hard in the direction of decreasing your weight so that one day all those people will feel proud of you----------------to control anger for that particular time, do not let those verbal comments engulf your mind because you really have a big problem of overweight and you should think and work positively in this direction---------------

I am 22 years old. My problem is getting depression easily and these affects my daily routine life and also on my important works. Please help me how to overcome this. And suggest me calm my mind. Thank you.

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I am 22 years old. My problem is getting depression easily and these affects my daily routine life and also on my imp...
Dear lybrate user, nice of you to state the issues you are confronting, the fact that you have written about and and show your concern for your daily routine shows you want resolution. Take some time out and figure out what your goals are and how you can get there. Note your goals point by point, also spend some time to figure out how you will achieve them. Share these with your close friends or others you are close to. Take their suggestions. When you are free pursue a hobby or part time interest that will keep you occupied. Enjoy your life and all the opportunities that come your way. Wishing you all the best! with regards,

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Depression, severe mental illness and loneliness not heart friendly
Depression, severe mental illness and loneliness are linked to heart disease and dementia.
A 3-year study by Dr Jesse Stewart, formerly of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found a correlation between depression and hardening of the arteries. The arteries of those who are most depressed were narrowed twice as much as those who were least depressed, in the study. Hardening of the arteries is a precursor to a heart attack or stroke.
Depression may also upset the body?s regulation of glands that release chemicals governing energy level and growth, and alter the functioning of cells responsible for blood clotting.
Hardening of the arteries leads to an overreaction of the immune system and the resulting inflammation is known to release chemicals that can cause the disease.
Quoting a British study, Dr Aggarwal said that severely mentally ill people are more than three times as likely to die from coronary heart disease and stroke as those not suffering from mental illness. Mental illness more than doubled the risk of dying from heart disease for people up to the age 75. The risk of dying from heart disease was even higher among those taking antipsychotic medications.
A persistent feeling of loneliness among the elderly doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer's-like symptoms compared to those who felt connected to others.

Yesterday I smoke weed with some friends. There were no problem yesterday but since today, I am feeling some problem in my stomach. nisha utar hi nahi raha hai. Pls tell me how to get rid from it.

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Yesterday I smoke weed with some friends. There were no problem yesterday but since today, I am feeling some problem ...
Please remember that Smoking is toxic to your body , mind and well-being. The earlier you can stop this habit , the healthier it can be for you. The lower taste and sinful habit of smoking can be stopped by replacing it with the higher taste. Simply read nice books which give you a higher meaning to life than chemicals in smoking. To know further, you can ask me
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I am suffering from anxiety. I think so. Kind of social anxiety. Whenever am going to a new place for interview or to meet a peraon on a blind date. I started feeling dizzyness light headed and also pukes sometime. After puking I feel normal. What is it?

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To a certain extent all of us feel like that but we do not react so severely. Perhaps you have an inferiority complex or are afraid of new situations and people. Blind dates can be exciting or frightful, anyway. If the fear is too much for you, then you may react with dizziness and vomiting? like it is unbearable. Together with stress your imagination will tend to go wild with possibilities. Talk to a counselor and deal with this extreme fear, you will no longer have these reactions. It is very useful to also have a fit body by regular exercise; and to be emotionally fit so that you can develop resilience to combat most situations with much composure. Your understanding of people in authority may stem from a strict parent at home to cause much anxiety. Relating to the opposite sex will get better over time with every outing. Many girls are as anxious as you would be and it helps to feel at ease yourself before making them comfortable. You will be a hit with females, if you display composure. Well, men are supposed to be the stabilizing and steadying force especially in crisis: so practice, learn the routines and become adept at it. Not too far into the future you will be walking with the girl of your dreams making her feel secure and safe because of you!
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