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Dr. Sarika Chindalur

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Psychologist, Bangalore

Dr. Sarika Chindalur MD Psychologist, Bangalore
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I lost my friend last year in accident. From then I feel very depressed. 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 lost my friend last year in accident. From then I feel very depressed. Please help.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear cause grief and grief related depression stays for some days or weeks. Don't worry. If you still insist that you have memory problems, we need to conduct a memory test. Take care.
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My girl friend use to tell her about her ex boy friends when I am with her in relationship I dint tolerate that one I scolded her very badly but now I am feeling very bad what she's feeling.

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. She should understand your feeling. You can always beg for her pardon and pledge you will not repeat such behavior again. She will understand. Take care.
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A Wise Decision: Seeking Professional Help, Before It Is Late

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology, aster of Science - Counseling, Psychotherapy, Phd - Counselling, Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Delhi
A Wise Decision:  Seeking Professional Help, Before It Is Late

Seeking Professional Help, Before It Is Late

Depression and anxiety are affecting millions, all over the world and the phrase ‘pull yourself together” is still at play in INDIA. There is a huge social stigma, and a sense of shame about what others in the community might think about visiting a professional, which now needs to be corrected.
Research shows that Psychotherapy and counselling sessions are the most effective treatments to cure all psychological problems. These sessions not only help individuals to cope with daily problems, but also teaches them the skills and strategies to deal with them more effectively and make oneself emotionally and mentally empowered.

With Psychotherapy and counseling, you’ll learn more effective ways to deal with problems. gradually, you would develop certain problem-solving skills, coping mechanisms and better perception for overall growth.

A lot of people do not seek help and suffer internally because visiting psychologist/ psychiatrist is considered taboo in Indian society, leading to increased mental health problems. Most of the people avoid sharing personal problems and issues, as that might expose them as being weak.

The ideal solution for someone who is depressed, anxious and facing problems at work or in personal life, is seeking a professional help of psychologist/ psychiatrist. However, most people are not aware of the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist and hence are not sure whom to refer.

Let’s find out the difference between the both:

While psychologists and psychiatrists both conduct psychotherapy and research, there are many significant differences between the two professions,which we will list in our separate blog but, one very important distinction between the two is , that psychiatrists can prescribe medications, while psychologists cannot. However, there has been a recent push to grant prescribing powers to psychologist. psychologist deal with therapies, counseling, and building healthy perception towards life. even in cases where medication is required, psychiatrist may refer the client to psychologist further, for complementing the treatment with medicines.

The next time you feel depressed, anxious or need help dealing with overwhelming social situations or difficult times, make a smart choice, consider professional help and feel safe visiting a psychologist/ psychiatrist. In INDIA, with increase awareness and education, people are outgrowing
this stigma and consider it a wise step to go ahead and take initiative toward better life.

Psychological counseling is a tool that creates success, it’s something everybody would need in their life. At each developmental stage, a person needs guidance and awareness as how to adjust with new roles and be successful. Hence, considering counselling and psychotherapy to deal with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, is a wise move.
Take that one courageous step towards life.

Get in touch with us for more information on how we can help you deal with major life problems.

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Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Maintain a daily record of your positive and negative thoughts, emotions. After a period of time, you will discover a pattern which will help you to identify and correct your negativity by replacing it with positivity.
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Hi I am 37 years old. Suddenly crying for 2 to 3 hours daily nothing reason. Feel uneasy. What should I do. So help me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Hi I am 37 years old.  Suddenly crying for 2 to 3 hours daily  nothing reason.  Feel uneasy. What should I do.

So he...
There seems to be underlying stress because of which you start crying suddenly. Counselling helps people to explore their life in a safe and non judgemental way and understanding themselves and others with more awareness. You might be hanving some harmonal imbalance because of which you cry often. Do get your health checks done. Exercise regularly to help the flow of important neurotransmitters which regulate emotions and happiness.
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from bangalore. I am32 yrs house wife. My fist delivery was at 20 yrs old. 2nd baby is at 32 years. After my first delivery I have heard about a news that a mother killed her baby by dipping him in washing machine water. After hearing that news I got choked. It was in my mind for a week. Latter on I had a fear that I will also do the same sin. But actually I don't feel to do the same at any cost. But I have a doubt whether I do it or not? it was disturbing my mind around six months. Latter it gone out of my mind. Now after my second delivery the same thought is disturbing me whether I harm r pain my baby? is it a mental disease? do I need to take any medicine?

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
from bangalore. I am32 yrs  house wife. My fist delivery was at 20 yrs old. 2nd baby is at 32 years. After my first d...
Hi, I understand it must cause you much distress that a thought of harming your own child came to you. However, understand that a thought is just a thought and does not translate into action. Just by thinking something you cannot make anything happen. Thoughts come and go, some of them can be weird. It does not necessarily mean that you have a mental disorder. But if you feel you are spending too much time on such thoughts and struggling with them, then consider going to a psychologist. You will be able to learn tools and techniques that will greatly improve your well-being, and you will be able to live a much happier life. From your description it does not seem like you need any medicine though I would definitely recommend psychotherapy. All the best!
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I have studying in engineering degree, how can i Constraint in study? Please tell me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi Take following medicine Memorine (WHEEZAL) 10drops in 1/4th cup of water,drink twice a day for 1mth and revert back for further treatment plan. Do pranayam,Suryanamaskar daily.
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The Secret Behind Infidelity

Post graduate in counselling psychology
Psychologist,
The Secret Behind Infidelity
Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo today finds the most common cause of couples seeking relationship counselling is Infidelity. Infidelity can create havoc in a beautiful relationship- it commonly signifies a crisis in a marital or in a pre-marital relationship, some can repair the damage done; turn an infidelity into an opportunity for growth and reconnection. And some can’t, the loss of trust being irreparable for one, the continued anger and blame becomes intolerable for the other

So what leads to affairs?

1. Emotional
Generally the most commonly cause of infidelity is a sense of emotional disconnection from a partner. The person committing the infidelity will often describe having felt unappreciated, lonely, and sad. These emotions can often lead to the secondary feelings of anger and resentment. Emotional roots can lead to affairs both emotional and physical in nature. An emotional affair may start off looking like a friendship, but over the time, the level of intimacy increases and more personal information, especially that relating to dissatisfaction and unhappiness in their primary relationship, can become an integral part of the dynamic.

2. Physical relationship
In some case, infidelity is caused by unsatisfied physical relationship. A poor sex life phase post marriage generally caused from many factors like – professional work pressure, commitments towards children, childbirth environmental factors etc.
It’s important that in such case, both the partners should communicate openly with each other, take deliberate time out for their schedule for a romantic getaways or for a warm dinner. In such a situation partner should value their relationship more than their personal desires, feeling, and physical requirements.

3. Perceive affairs as quick fix
Many a time people perceive affairs as distractions, partners go for affairs to kill boredom or to add spark forgetting that it may become a “quick fix” but will definitely bring long-term consequences no matter they agree or not.

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Hello! I am an 18 year old. My mother has been suffering from diabetes (sugar) for d past 10-15 years. I fear I might get it too. Is it possible to prevent it from occurring forever?

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
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I am an 18 year old. My mother has been suffering from diabetes (sugar) for d past 10-15 years.
I fear I might...
What about your father about diabetes. Diabetes one way has a tendency of running in families among many other causes. We as indians probably by genes have the tendency - the remedy is not in our hands. But most commonly the common form of diabetes ie. Type 2 occurs more commonly due to what is known as insulin resistance this is based on sedentery life style, lack of exercise, junk food, over eating of sweets, obesity and stress. Hence you must know what is healthy life style and adopt it on daily basis. - about diet, exercise, rest relaxation etc. You must check your blood fasting and 1 and 1/2 hours after meals once in 6 months or an year. By any chance your blood sugar level in morning after 8 hours of fasting previous night is between 100 - 125 mg% you may be in impaired fasting glucose. Pp sugar ie. 2 hours after 75 grams of glucose after 8 hours of overnight fasting is 140 mg% to 199mg%, you are in impaired glucose tolerance. Both are prediabetic states. When you have a chance to prevent diabetes or atleast postpone it. For which you have to have ideal body weight, at least 30 minutes of exercise and proper diet control ie no uncontrolled free sugars, junk food, heavy intake oils etc. More of leafy vegetables regular annual check up of hba1c should remain at 6.5. Any parameter going up heralds actual diabetes.
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I am 22 years old person studying in college. From my childhood I was not good in interacting with people. When someone come to me and asked something I couldn't reply in a good manner. So I didn't have that much friends. Anyway I understood I was not good in socially at later 16s. I started changing my self but there where any good results (some slight changes are there). I am always dreaming about past incidents as making my self good and find pleasure in it. I visualise the same in my mind repeatedly sometimes. I was good at delivering speech during my schooling and got many prizes. But at the same time very low behavioural skills. Now in my hostel everyone teasing me but I can't oppose them. If someone asked something in a tweezing way I get silent and failing to handle the situation and sometimes I hide from that persons. In my dreams I am OK but in real situations I am far behind. Please resolve my problems and suggest me some some ideas to overcome.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
I am 22 years old person studying in college. From my childhood I was not good in interacting with people. When someo...
Dear Lybrate User. You have expressed the issues you are facing in a clear and lucid manner, kudos for that .You have mentioned you are good in public speaking and have won prizes for that, it shows you are bold and articulate. Rather than dwelling on the past live in the present moment and day to day. Make friends with those with whom you can share interests and hobbies. Ask your close friends and relatives what you can do to improve your inter- personal skills. If you feel you might require a language course / accent or soft skills training, go ahead and do a course for that. Take some time out and set up goals for yourself - long term and short term. Live your life according to that .Re look at your self and your situation objectively and make a plan accordingly. Enjoy life and all the opportunities that come your way and look at obstacles as areas where you can learn something new. Do write to me if you do want any further assistance. Wishing you all the best. With Regards,
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Which type of problems occurred due to smoke cigrates, what are the preventions to cure.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Habitual smoking or chain smoking increases the Tar content in our lungs thus decreasing our lungs Air spaces called Alveolar sacs.Due to this decrease in air spaces,we cant exert much as our lungs cant carry more volumes of air due to decreased lung spaces.This leads to shortness of breath when we exert thus loosing our stamina To start with start early morning Brisk walking for 30 minutes and breathing deep while walking. ALOM VILOM PRANAYAM daily for 15 minute any time during the day. Report after 30 days Try to quit the smoking habit sslowly.
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Me koi kaam karke thodi der bad hi bhul jata hu ki mene kya kiya h kya karu me. Please help me

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Hi, I'm 23 and around 4 weeks ago I began having severe anxiety and panic attacks - from built up stress I think (was also meant to start a new job 3 weeks ago but I've only been in a few days, and I'm not sure it's for me) my doctor told me to have a few weeks off yesterday too. I started on 10mg.

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'm 23 and around 4 weeks ago I began having severe anxiety and panic attacks - from built up stress I think (was...
Dear Karan, Welcome to lybrate. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I don't know what happen to me since 5 years I feel so much tense even though I will control. And my thoughts are going to peek stage. And sometimes I want to die without any reason. Even though I don't do any hard work my mind has so burden please give me a solution for these and how should I control my thought. And want a happy life back to me.

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I don't know what happen to me since 5 years I feel so much tense even though I will control. And my thoughts are goi...
Get immediate help from a psychiatrist to remove suicidal thoughts. It; s emergency. Get help from a professional counsellor to release the negative thoughts.
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I just have problem that whenever I woke up in the early morning my whole body will not be under my control. And the thing is I will be throwing off the things that are in my hand. This happens even when I stress up. If I have good sleep then these things doesn't happen.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I just have problem that whenever I woke up in the early morning my whole body will not be under my control. And the ...
Yes you are right. This is related to sleep. This is called sleep paralysis. This occurs due to rem sleep disorder. Treatment is possible.
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I'm going through a very bad breakup. She didn't give me correct reason, badmouthing behind me, giving different excuses to everyone. I want to totally forget her pls help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm going through a very bad breakup. She didn't give me correct reason, badmouthing behind me, giving different excu...
It looks like she is smarting after the breakup. I think that you should move on rather quickly and for that you need to take some measures. You must deal with all your feelings you had around her and clear it out of your system. Remove all the gifts, reminders of her, and give it away or destroy them. Avoid places, situations, companions, and occasions that you two used to frequent, at least for some time. Meet a lot with other friends whom you might have neglected all these months and renew the contacts all over again. Please do not bad mouth her to anyone and just say that we broke up for some good reasons and you are okay with that. Start an exercise regimen and get on with your studies, and career building, with a renewed vigor. Do not get into another relationship as yet, and if the feelings for this girl continue to haunt you, please meet with a counselor and share them with that person. In time this will all be history and you will be happy you moved on.
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I am suffering from erectile dysfunction from last 8 month. My penis became small and thin. Even any one touch it or during watching any sex video , it does not react. I am also having diabetes and blood pressure. I use to smoke and drink.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from erectile dysfunction from last 8 month. My penis became small and thin. Even any one touch it or ...
Diabetes, BP, smoking and drinking is all a deadly concoction for bad health. Your erectile dysfunction is most certainly related to these problems. You must discuss the ED with your diabetologist and s/he will recommend some measures if it is not too late. You are overweight too and that can be a contributor as well. There is no doubt that you need to quit smoking and drinking and get on a regimen of exercise and fitness program. If you are not willing to do this, then there is no hope.
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When I get some nervous my body stars shaking too much and then I can't do any work rightly. Please advise.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
When I get some nervous my body stars shaking too much and then I can't do any work rightly. Please advise.
Practice yoga and meditation. Although you could technically consider yoga your daily exercise, practicing the deep stretches and slow body movements will help you to clear your mind. Meditating - clearing your mind - while practicing gentle yoga will give double the relaxation effect to ease your stress. Use guided imagery to imagine a place that makes you feel at peace. Imagine somewhere that you feel happy; focus on the details to fully remove your mind from the present. Do yoga alone or in a group setting to help you learn new poses. As you advance in your yoga, you will be able to form complex stretches that force you to focus and take your mind off your stress. Practice deep relaxation by doing progressive muscle relaxation. This is when you work through your body by tensing your muscles, holding the tension for ten seconds, and then releasing it. This will soften and relieve all the muscles in your body.
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Causes and Symptoms of Genophobia

M.D.Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
Sexologist, Jaipur
Causes and Symptoms of Genophobia

Genophobia or coitophobia is the irrational psychological fear of intercourse. It is a type of a phobia and people suffering from it fill all or most of the criteria of specific phobia according to the ICD (The International Statistical Classification of Diseases). Genophobic people may be terrified of sexual intercourse or all acts involving sex. It is different from erotophobia in the sense erotophobia is the irrational fear of sexuality and not the act in itself.

Causes:

  1. The causes of genophobia may be attributed to different experiences and origins according to different psychological perspectives. According to the psychoanalytic perspective, genophobia may be caused by the rigid or extremely religious upbringing, which affected the development of ego, making the individual fear all acts that are sexual because it causes moral anxiety and a severe clash of the superego (ethical portion of one's personality)and i'd (primitive component of one's personality).
  2. According to the learning perspective, genophobia may develop due to an unpleasant sexual experience such as rape or molestation. Rape Trauma Syndrome leads the survivor to relive the trauma several times and develop apprehension. They may begin to fear sex eventually by relating it to the unpleasant experience, eventually leading to genophobia. It may also be caused if the individual observes sexual acts that are traumatizing in nature, in media or otherwise.
  3. It may also result from severe performance anxiety, especially for those who lack sexual experience and have abstained from sex for a prolonged period of time. There is also a chance that other phobias, such as the fear of diseases, especially STDs, may lead to a fear of sexual acts. Some people might relate sexual intercourse with acquiring diseases, thus leading to the development of genophobia.

Symptoms: Symptoms of genophobia include the fear of sexual intercourse and all acts within, breathlessness, nausea, dizziness, feeling sick and fear of losing control. All these symptoms take place in the context of sexual acts.

Treatment: Genophobia is treated like all other phobias. Therapeutic technique such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (a conversation centric therapy that focuses on how thoughts and beliefs can affect one's actions) is widely used in the treatment of genophobia along with medications. The therapeutic technique varies from patient to patient. For instance, the therapeutic technique used for a rape survivor would be completely different from that which is used for an individual with a fear of STDs. With proper treatment, genophobia is curable, eventually allowing the individual to have a particularly healthy sex life.

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I'm a singer. But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like before. Throat get irritate or burn. When I take high notes or low pitch. Plzz suggest me to improve ma voice quality. AM so tensed.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I'm a singer.
But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like b...
Steam inhalation. Voice rest. No singing, shouting, whispering. Do this for 1 week and review. No gargling, no cold water. Tab vitamin c once a day hope this helps.
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