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Dr. Shireen Stephen

Ph. D - Psychology

Psychologist, Bangalore

4 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
Dr. Shireen Stephen Ph. D - Psychology Psychologist, Bangalore
4 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Dr. Shireen Stephen is an experienced Psychologist in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 4 years of experience as a Psychologist. She studied and completed Ph. D - Psychology . She is currently associated with Yogaksema - Stress & Lifestyle Clinic in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shireen Stephen and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Ph. D - Psychology - University of Madras, - 2013
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He drinks 5 beer for a month is it okay for maintaining a good health if not what all problems will he get in future and what are the solutions to reduce his drinking habit.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Drinking alcohol regularly and heavily is associated with a number of health problems like jaundice, liver failure, vomiting blood, passing blood in stools, vitamin deficiency and seizures (fits). Other problems like accidents due to drunk driving, impaired personal relations, problems at work, etc also occur. The consumption appears to be less, however any of these above problems can occur. The best thing is to stop drinking. If you are unable to stop on your own, consult a psychiatrist with experience in deaddiciton. Medication can be prescribed to reduce craving for alcohol. You may consult me for further management if required.
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I am a smoker how can I quit.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I have a habit of smoking, I want to stop it but am not able to leave this. So can you help 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, the best approach is to be fully aware of its negative aspects and quit it willingly. You will need sheer will power. Initially take steps like' will not smoke in my house' not in office' not on the street' and keep such promises. Secondly don' t buy in packets. Make it compulsive that when you crave for smoking, go to a shop and buy one and smoke. There are nicotine chewing gums available for immediate use while craving. Keep them in your poscket. Take care.
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How to improve my self. Please give me a suggestion. Please tell me what can I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , self consists of attitude, aptitude, experience, perception, heredity, trait etc. To improve yourself, you have improve all these aspects. To improve all these aspects, it is long journey. We learn from our experiences and others experiences.
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I'm feeling very sleepy, while I have completed my 6-7 hrs sleep at night. So that I can't concentrate on studies. How can I over come that problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm feeling very sleepy, while I have completed my 6-7 hrs sleep at night. So that I can't concentrate on studies. Ho...
This is likely to happen due your age and hormonal imbalances. The growth hormone and male sex hormone testosterone will affect drowsiness and laziness. Once they have settled down to normalcy, you will return to a stable pattern of sleep. In the meantime do regular exercise, eat a lot of protein and calcium-based products, and live an active life.
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My daughter is 20 years old .she is stammering from last 12 years. She can sing without stammering but while talking she stammers. Is there any medicine .or exercise. Or anybody can suggest good Dr. Pls help.

D.H.l.S.,BASLP, B.ED. S.E.
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:- speech and language assessment 100% stammering should be o.k. only 15 and one months Not medicines only single treatment speech therapy
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I am always think about my future, what we will be do for our future for my child education loat of think of in mind. I can not understand what can I do? My english speaking is very low so that I am always take tension please give me solution of this problem.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am always think about my future, what we will be do for our future for my child education loat of think of in mind....
This seems like an anxiety disorder; possibly what is known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Confirmation of the diagnosis will need a proper and detailed evaluation. There are no quickfixes. A number of medicines and psychotherapeutic techniques are useful. Deep breathing and relaxation techniques can be helpful. talk to friends, give more time for hobbies and pleasurable activities. Eat green leafy vegetables and drink lot of water. Have 7-8 hours of sleep. Definitive management is possible only by medicines/ psychotherapy. Take care!
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Dear sir, From one month I had head tingling and numbness in hand and legs, I contact doctor he told me it was anxiety and given some tablets, but it won't help me. May I know how long it will take to cure, it was big problem, please suggest me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
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From one month I had head tingling and numbness in hand and legs, I contact doctor he told me it was anxiet...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remindy will be helpful.
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My husband loves me so much and I also love him, but he has the problem of dreaming about me that if I talk with someone specially gents my husband gets the dream that I am with that person having sex over him. And the next day he tells that dream. I am normally jovial type and talk with others freely. Since my husband has this problem I don't know what to do. Whether I have to talk with others or not. Is there any remedy for my husband. Please help me doctors. And how I have to behave?

Master in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My husband loves me so much and I also love him, but he has the problem of dreaming about me that if I talk with some...
hi rosy, your concern is right, your husband is very insure about the relation, first make him confident that you are in love with him and you will never cheat him. make him realize each and every day that you are very loyal and cant live without him, do not stop talking with others,this will create another level of problem in your life. spend more time with your husband.
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Sir, My father has diagnosed with thyroid calcification nodule, and suffering with cough & voice hoarseness since last two month so please suggest what we do now?

DNB (Medicine), MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Please get a ultrasound scan of the thyroid and a radioactive scan after that to identify a cold or hot nodule. Then you might require surgery with biopsy of the nodule. Meet a general surgeon for further procedure and management.
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His age was 65 years sir and he was smoker and 15. Years back he left smoking he was working in factory and left that 20 years right now he continue breath with out oxygen concentrater and now am giving tablets pirfinex ab flow racool montalk.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Pirfenax is for ipf which is a disease where lung start fibrosing. Kindly write regarding your hrct chest report. Montalk a montolukast salt will not be of any help.
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Hi My wife is 37 years old, she has some mental disorder since 1 years. She is not basically identify herself some time and some time she will be completely ok. What kind of symptoms is. Please advise what is the treatment.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
This information is not enough for a diagnosis or treatment. You can take her to a psychiatrist and counsellor in your city for a complete checkup.
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After lots of job pressure when I return to my home some pain on my back neck and also in head . After complete my dinner it is finish. I feel it last 2 days. Is it any tension about this pain. I am not taking any pain killer.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
After lots of job pressure when I return to my home some pain on my back neck and also in head . After complete my di...
You feel very pressure in job. Any burdens in job. Please analyse. Feel job as a comfortable manner. Do not feel it is burden. Because of your thought nature. You are getting much pressure in job. Maintain very good relations in job environment. Do your work in comfortable manner. Initially it is very difficult. But practice it. Because it is not one day matter. You have continue so many years. Think always positive manner. Start your work in a positive manner. Do every assignment in a pleasing manner. Develop smile attitude middle of the work. After work completed feel relaxed. Evening better to spend with your family members. After work over evening take anything small snacks etc. Go regularly morning. When you go to office. Enjoy the natural movement. Better to observe others. How they look like confident manner. You also feel and behave like that. Because of tension you are getting pain. It is called psychosomatic problem. When we psychologically gives much stress it influences body also. So do not be always stress manner. Be happy and be friendly with others. Best of luck.
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Sir, in december 2014. I was running wearing badly quishend shoes and. After that haglund deformity. Arises im both pf my heels and i. Am suffering from this from lst 1.5 yrs. Its very painful and depressing I can not run and. Live freely. What to do now. I am. Thinking to convince my parents for surgery bit they are reluctant they are saying. Huh. Theres nothing behind you heel you are just making excuses for ypur laziness what to do now.(

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, in december 2014. I was running wearing badly quishend shoes and. After that haglund deformity. Arises im both p...
Running in wrong size shoes can be problematic. Your parents may not be aware of it. Your parents are concerned about your future and they are aware that there is risk involved in any surgery hence they must be opposing it. But, I can imagine that it must be difficult for you to move around with pain in your heels. Kindly consult a doctor and a yoga therapist and explore options other than surgery. Surgery should be opted for, only if there is no other option.
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Five Foods for a Healthier Brain

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Five Foods for a Healthier Brain

While many of us may associate healthy food with a healthy body, it is also true that healthy food can support a healthy brain. As we start to grow old, there is something known as oxidative damage which can lead to memory impairment and general brain decline. A healthy brain is one where the brain function is at an appropriate level and the aging process has been pushed back in terms of stellar memory and information processing. According to Ayurveda and other arms of medical science, there are a number of super foods that can help in this process. Here is a list of five foods that can lead to a healthier brain.

  1. Brahmi: This is one of the most commonly used Ayurvedic herbs. It can be used for many ailments and it also prescribed as a brain tonic for stronger memory. Besides making the memory clear and sharp, this ingredient can improve the brain’s grasping power and the mental capacity of the brain. It is also an excellent anti-anxiety agent, as per Ayurvedic science.
  2. Ginkgo Biloba: This herb promotes better blood circulation in the brain, which helps in improving the overall brain function. It is also a memory enhancer. This herb is used by Ayurvedic doctors for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Amnesia. It is a good medicine that can repair the damaged cells of the brain.
  3. Ashwagandha: This is also known as an Ayurvedic wonder herb. This herb contains many beneficial properties for the brain and the rest of the body. When it comes to the brain and its functioning, Ashwagandha is ideal for patients who are suffering from severe stress. Besides being a stress reliever, this herb can also be used to keep the brain in a calm state for better performance. It helps in improving the functioning of the brain and its complex nerves. This herb is also a good memory enhancer.
  4. Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola is a well-known Ayurvedic herb that can be used for protecting the nerves from damage. It protects the brain cells as well. Also, it enhances the capacity of the brain and leads to improved performance thanks to the many vital elements that it carries.
  5. Mulethi: This is a stress relieving herb used by Ayurvedic doctors. It improves the blood circulation in the nervous system, which gives rise to better brain function. This is a very good herb for children and students, as it is a memory booster which helps them in retaining and retrieving information. It is also a stress relieving medicine that can be used to keep the brain calm and cool even in the most challenging situation.
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I'm sixteen years old and I have severe depression because pressure of studies and financial problems at home give me some remedy to cure my depression.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm sixteen years old and I have severe depression because pressure of studies and financial problems at home give me...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. Your best bet under these circumstances in the family is to really do well. Your determination will see you through. You could seek for some help in counseling to make it with support.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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I lost my friend in an accident last year now I am very depressed please give me some solution.

MSc Psychotherapy -King's College- London, Pg diploma in counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I lost my friend in an accident last year now I am very depressed please give me some solution.
Dear lybrate-user, sorry to hear that. I know it s tough. When we lose someone we all go through the process of mourning and grief. You might want to read more about it on this website http://psychcentral. Com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/, it will help you to make sense to the emotions you are feeling during this sad process. Sending you lots of strength. All the best.
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I lost my precious thing last week and I am feeling depressed from 5days what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I lost my precious thing last week and I am feeling depressed from 5days what should I do?
hello young man there are two types of urges mentioned in Ayurveda 1) dharniya vega (urges, should b controlled, but you aren't) like chinta-stress, bhaya-fear, shoka-, krodha-short temper, maan- ego, lobha-greedy etc mental condition you should control yourself 2) adharniya vega (urges that should not be controlled, but you are controling) like sleep, urine, stool, hunger, thirst, yawn, sneeze, vomit etc. so it's too bad live with anxiety. life is a gift. a beautiful phrase :" life has either problem or not. if no problem, then WHY WORRY? if you have problem, two possibility. either you can handle or not. if you can handle, WHY WORRY? if you can not do anything for problem, then again WHY WORRY?:) my advises to you are * take life lightly * main problem is how you are reacting matters & incidence of your life & day to day * you can see half filled glass of water by two way: half is still empty(nagative attitude) or half full(positive) * take balance diet * give time for yoga * constipation should removed * you can take brahmi sankhpuspi etc ayurveda medicine * I recommended strongly, go near by ayurveda centre & take shirodhara & Nashya treatment you can cunsult me privetly
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I have alcohol habit what should I do to leave it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called? cross addictions? i. E. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend aa meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Your children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father? s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the adult children of alcoholics syndrome (acoas), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. They will need the family? s written consent before willing to take him in this manner. Make a serious plan with the wife and children and whoever else? s support you can get and act on it fast.
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