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Dr. Shireen Ratna Stephen

Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy

Psychologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Shireen Ratna Stephen is a popular Psychologist in Whitefield, Bangalore. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 12 years of experience as a Psychologist. Doctor is a Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy . Doctor is currently associated with HealthEminds in Whitefield, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shireen Ratna Stephen and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Master of Philosophy - Women?s Christian College, Chennai, India - 2005
Doctor of Philosophy - Women?s Christian College, Chennai, India - 2011

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I want to quit smoking but due to weak will power and work load I am not able to quit it. Can you help me by any medicine or course.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
Dear Lybrate user Smoking is and addiction and all addictions are psychological and they will not go away until and unless the root cause (s) are resolved and thats why many people again get back with their addiction even after returning from deaddiction centers. We offer a special course for smoking. There are no medicines or products or supplements there. Its mind training so that the way you start smoking the same way you quit it and that too with ease. And you can do all this online just like many other people have done. When the psychological causes and reasons will get resolved you will automatically quit smoking and as well as the cravings. For more information contact me. Good luck. Take care.
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Hello doctor. Am unmarried I have a habit of smoking but I cant getting quit of smoking. What should I do. From 2 years I was smoking and is there any effect to my future pregnancy or my babies?

M.A- Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
You could see a psychiatrist for this, there are medicines that may be able to help you. Also you can see a counselor who will be able to help you with your thoughts and feelings as I am sure the reason you arent able to quit would be impulse control.
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I am 36 years old and I have mode disorder and depression. Sometime I feel that I am about to die. What should I do when I feel like this?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 36 years old and I have mode disorder and depression. Sometime I feel that I am about to die. What should I do w...
If you have experienced many traumatic and sad events early in life, you are likely to have a pessimistic view towards life. Many times such behaviour is learnt from the parents or other elder people at home. If you have been assessed by any psychologist/psychiatrist, for depression and/or mood disorder, then please continue with the medicines prescribed by them. If you have not yet consulted a doctor, please do so at the earliest. You need to modify your thought pattern. The behaviours which are not helping you, can be" unlearned" and helpful behaviours can be" re-learned" the counsellor will help you in this process and help you leaving a better life.
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I am having depression. Can't concentrate on anything. Mind gets diverted. What should I do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am having depression. Can't concentrate on anything. Mind gets diverted. What should I do.
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. Learn to relax. Relaxing your body, by whatever natural means, is a great way to reduce stress. Don't expect your stress to immediately dissipate; it can take time. In most cases, try not to fixate on the stress itself while you're relaxing. Think of something placid and tranquil, or think of nothing in particular. Let your body tell your mind that everything is okay. Listen to calm and soft music. Music really gets you relaxed and happy. Try listening to music with no vocals and pick music with instruments like the flute, piano, or violin. Classical, jazz, or folk tunes generally work well, but if that's not your cup of tea, choose music that puts you in a good place. Eat properly. Your body needs to be healthy, strong, happy and properly fueled to help you tackle stress. Like it or not, stress is a bodily reaction to anything that disturbs its natural state, meaning that your body can have a profound effect on producing and relieving stress. Water has been shown to relieve stress. That's because a dehydrated body creates cortisol, a stress hormone. An under-hydrated body creates stress to motivate the owner of the body to properly care for him/herself. Start decreasing caffeine and alcohol intake. In some cases, alcohol intake increases stress response in humans while being linked to substance dependency, a stressful condition itself. Caffeine is also responsible for raising stress levels, especially at work, so try to stick to water as a general rule. Eat a healthy breakfast and healthy snacks during the day. It is better to eat several smaller meals throughout the day than to consume three large meals. For a healthy stress-free diet, consume more complex carbohydrates such as whole-grain breads and pasta, foods high in vitamin a such as oranges, foods high in magnesium like spinach, soybeans or salmon, and black and green tea, which contain antioxidants.
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Dear Doctor I feel so depress .and when a level of anxiety is high I feel pain in my nerves of head like my nerves are jamming. My eyes are also suffering from irritating condition like eyes become dry from inside. I can not concentrate on my work. Whole day I was just thinking thinking and thinking. Please help me Doctor. I do yoga already from 10 days but there is no effect on this. Help me doctor. I feel shameful.

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 Doctor I feel so depress .and when a level of anxiety is high I feel pain in my nerves of head like my nerves ar...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. I think you are stressed out. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some psycho therapy methods. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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Hello, from tomorrow my paper will start and I am forgetting all I have learnt please give a list of food that can help me to get out of it.

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 can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I was under treatment for depression before six month and I stopped medication. I work at a college and job timing is satisfactory. Now I got an offer from one company but I am worried to to join. But also my wife talks a lot about my current job because salary is very less. She don't know about my depression.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I was under treatment for depression before six month and I stopped medication. I work at a college and job timing is...
Lybrate user changing jobs for jump is quite common. Everyone wants to grow. But you need to look what all changes you have to make are you comfortable doing it? she is your wife she needs to know about your mental state so that she can understand you in better way. You can get in touch for online consultation if not able to follow above mentioned things.
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I am feeling really sad about my education, I could not get good marks till now and i have boards now next month. I am feeling holeless and i cannot concentrate on studies. Please suggest ?

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hi Kartik You must be under a lot of pressure since you are expecting boards next month. You shall start organizing yourself. Categorize topics as 1. Read, 2. Unread, 3. Topics you will not cover at all. Topic that you have already read and have gone through once, start revising on priority. Under unread heading mark some topics that you think are mandatory to be covered. Fix hours in a day when you will be working on this plan. Go bit by bit, multitasking will only worsen it..so do one thing @ a time. This is not your last exam. Think of december 2015...you will have something new to worry about. Success has less to do with hard work and more to do with massive focus on your few best opportunities...so chill..manage ur time well. If possible go through the following PPT from my blog https://samyagdarshan.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/effective-study-methods/ If you still feel hopeless, come for counselling sessions.
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Hello All, I feel like something stuck in my throat before 2 months ago I had anxiety disorder but now i'm good is that okay if I feel something stuck in my throat from 2 Months till date no pain but tightness in throat specially when I'm hungry. It's making me worried. God bless you.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello All, I feel like something stuck in my throat before 2 months ago I had anxiety disorder but now i'm good is th...
Globus pharangis (also known as globus hystericus commonly referred to as having a "lump in throat feeling"), is the persistent sensation of having phlegm, a pill or some other sort of obstruction in the throat when there is none. Swallowing can be performed normally, so it is not a true case of dysphagia, but it can become quite irritating. One may also feel mild chest pain or even severe pain with a clicking sensation when swallowing. If you have consulted an ENT specialist/physician and there have been no diagnosis or relief in symptoms, please consult a psychiatrist.
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Hos should I decrease my hemoglobin level. Now its level is 20. How should I decrease it at normal level. I stop smoking also.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Congratulations for stopping smoking. When you smoke, your lungs need more oxygen to clean blood properly. So more red blood cells and hemoglobin. Now that you have stopped smoking, your lungs will start functioning well. There is no need for excess oxygen -> more red cells -> more hemoglobin. In due course, hemoglobin will come to normal level, if you continue to breathe well WITHOUT smoking. You can do breathing exercises to speed it up.
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Hi I am 31 years and my tummy is increasing day by day. I had tried every thing to reduce it like leaved the rice eating habit, walk where ever possible, use to drink aloevera and awla but still did not get any result out of it, what could I do to get out of such situation. What else I could do doctor please suggest. I early wants to reduce my weight. But one condition is that I do not wants ti go for exercise bcoz it does not help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I am 31 years and my tummy is increasing day by day. I had tried every thing to reduce it like leaved the rice eat...
Your notion is really wrong. Sometimes all it takes to lose weight is only exercise. You need to move and sweat to lose those extra kilos. If nothing is working stop everything and turn to exercise. Join a gym play some sport, get active. There is no excuse.
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Dear doctor am 27 year male and am working in private sector and am suffering from mental illness which I noticed myself I think lot about past and future after then I get nervous and depression from this I am facing lack of confidence and I couldn't do any work with confidently now a days I am getting angry from silly unusual things and I will get panic when doing work. May be I am suffering from some mental disorders from this I am getting mentally weaker day by day and am going to get Marry soon but I am worrying how should I lead my Life happily and confidently in my career and personal life please suggest some helpful things. And please suggest how to overcome stress and how to get rid out from depression and anxiety.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Dear doctor am 27 year male and am working in private sector and am suffering from mental illness which I noticed mys...
Stress is the major by product of our current modern life style. There is so much competition and comparison. Int his situation it is difficult at times to cope up and work towards bringing the best out in us. Instead of self diagnosing yourself and thinking worst, I would suggest you to try following things and see if you can bring yourself back to more balanced and growth promoting state. If need be you may even talk to a psychologist so that he/she can provide you better understanding about your state. You may try following things to help yourself come out of this stressful situation. When our mind is hooked into either past or worried about future it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive thinking and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. I would suggest few things below. If you are unable to follow these things suggested here you should consult a psychologist. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Let me. If you are not able to take charge and bring yourself up then I would recommend consulting a psychologist and work with him or her for few months and learn how to manage your stress and resolve the current issue as well. Know if you need any further help.
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Anxiety

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Anxiety

Combat with your anxiety issues.

Consider these suggestions.

- When we are anxious our thoughts race, our hearts pounds, our breathing accelerates. So at the first sign of it see what all you can do to intentionally slow things down. 

- Anxiety lives in our minds and often manifests in the body that's why you are feeling dryness of your mouth, fast heart beats, racing thoughts etc. So take a few moments to connect with your five senses, it will help bring you back into the moment.
 
- Be mindful while doing simple tasks, like walking, eating, reading, cooking etc. Being mindful helps remind us we are in control of our choices.
 
- Be aware of your thought process. When you have a negative thought, ask yourself" is this thought true? chances are your worst fears are not the reality of what's happening.

- Be aware of your triggers. If you know your triggers, you can prepare soothing practices better. When the mind feels prepared, it's more at ease.

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I'm experiencing low memory, I forget things, low concentration. I don't know why I'm having enough sleep, diet. Suggest what should I do to have better memory.

BHMS
Homeopath,
First of all you need to do regular exercise or walking. Try resolve your anxiety level. Do some yoga. Practice deep breathing. Most important thing is meditation for 15-20 min. Initially you cannot concentrate bt by the time goes by if continually trying to meditate you can do it. And with this you need proper homeopathic treatment for this. U can also contact me through Lybrate.
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I know about PMS. I have irritation, depression and hopelessness and gets upset for silly things 10 or 15 days prior to my periods. Is this normal? I feel "am done. I am drained. I can bear no more" Those days I hates my roommate and has trouble with bf. Also feels like eating a lot. Though, I am not overweight. Why is this?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Advance Diploma in Psychological Counseling, Advance Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, MD - Alternate Medicine, M.A. Sanskrit
Ayurveda, Indore
I know about PMS. I have irritation, depression and hopelessness and gets upset for silly things 10 or 15 days prior ...
it's common to have this type of symptoms mid periods. but these increases if you have iron deficiency. start taking green vegetable and fruit diet when symptoms arises. and do pranayam.
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Month of Ramzan starting today and every muslims will be in fasting for 14 hours a day. What type of foods should be consumed at the breaking of fasting and what items should be also selected for drinking. What diet should I follow for these 30 days for good health and as we know fasting is even good for health.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Month of Ramzan starting today and every muslims will be in fasting for 14 hours a day. What type of foods should be ...
Fasting for 14 hours will built up acidity in your stomach. So when trying to break the fast take bland food devoid of spices and acid content (even fruits). Regarding liquids many juices, aerated drinks and health drinks can worsen acidity and induce gastric or small intestinal spasm, so preferable with be milk, that too after a bland diet.
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My mother is 40 years old, please give some tips to reduce arthritis pain on her ankle. Please give me solution. I am very tensed. Even she can not walk properly.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My mother is 40 years old, please give some tips to reduce arthritis pain on her ankle. Please give me solution. I am...
Hello, she should, go for a walk in d morning, as arthritis is relieved in movement. Go for meditation, sitting on a chair and not on floor to reduce, stress, nourish cells, tissues. Tk homoeo medicines: @ rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice, a day. @ arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice a day. Avoid, junk food, sour, spicy, cold intake, exposure to cold climate. Caffiene. Stay fit.
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Hi i am having Phobia causes why. And how much time its take time treated. What is the best way to go out from this situation.

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 am having Phobia causes why. And how much time its take time treated. What is the best way to go out from this s...
Dear user. Phobia an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. However, there are clear indications that the majority of phobias develop during early childhood, teenage years or early adulthood. It is rather unusual for a phobia to develop 'out of nowhere' after the age of 30 – 35. Phobias can be caused by stressful situations, certain experiences or frightening events. Phobias can be cured with desensitization therapy within 3 months. Take care.
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2 years before duloxetine 30 mg and propranolol 20 mg BD dose started for my panic attack by psychiatrist. Now I have reduced it to 20 mg duloxetine and 20 mg propranolol OD dose. But I am not able to quit. I have tried many times to leave these medicines but each and every time I faced withdrawal symptoms like brain zig zags, noise in ear, vertigo etc. Kindly help me to quit above medicines. I will be very very thankful to you do tor. I take hypertension and diabetes medicine daily.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
2 years before duloxetine 30 mg and propranolol 20 mg BD dose started for my panic attack by psychiatrist. Now I have...
Hello sir to leave above mentioned medicine it's upto you how you do that simply take medicine one day than give one day gap for one week than next week maintain the gap for 2 days than next week 3days in this way you can maintain your health n meantime you will drop the medicine, take chayawanprash,with milk either morning or evening, take fresh n seasonal fruits, do pranayam, deep breathing it will help you a lot n improve your diet. U can ask for further information n assistance
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