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Dr. Shireen Stephen - Psychologist, Bangalore

Dr. Shireen Stephen

Ph. D - Psychology, Master In Counselling Psychology, MPhil - Counselling Psy...

Psychologist, Bangalore

14 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic
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Dr. Shireen Stephen is an experienced Psychologist in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 14 years of experience as a Psychologist. She studied and completed Ph. D - Psychology, Master In Counselling Psychology, MPhil - Counselling 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
Master In Counselling Psychology - Women's Christian College - 2004
MPhil - Counselling Psychology - Women's Christian College - 2005
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Im having memory problem if I read it will not retain in my mind for long time after 1day it will perish out of my mind and I should read it back? Which problem this is?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
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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I am 23 year old female, from past 4-5 months I feel overwhelmed by the stuff around me, I consider people's opinion alot whether it's positive or negative and over think about it which puts me off .I have so many things on plate right now and unable to concentrate on them and do it dedicatedly. When am at work am usually occupied but when am back home my mom is the trigger for me, she is always harsh in her words all though I know she never met to be, b it it's really upsets me alot.

Masters in Psychology, PGDRP
Psychologist, Delhi
You need to let go of certain things, and not take everything too personally. As far as overthinking is concerned, try to relax yourself through some breathing exercises. Whenever, you start overthinking take 6 - 10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes each day. When we overthink, everyone around us sounds harsh in their words and less sensitive toward our needs, however that is just the result of thinking too much. Just relax, breathe and let go off certain things and you will be fine.
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From last 2 month I am suffering from hysteria randamly time, after taking smell of onian getting well (healthy. So what I need to take care for this problem.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
From last 2 month I am suffering from hysteria randamly time, after taking smell of onian getting well (healthy. So w...
Dear, hysteria, in its colloquial use, describes unmanageable emotional excesses. The fear can be centered on a body part, or most commonly, on an imagined problem with that body part. Disease is a common complaint; see also body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis. Please post a private question with every possible symptoms you are facing. Let me diagnose your type of anxiety disorder and then I shall suggest management tips. Take care.
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Helo doctor From last one month m suffering from depression. I tried every new thing to make myself distracted. I hung out with my frnd. Went for a movie but still every time I feel like crying, irritated every time. I won't feel like talking to anyone. Don't know wat to do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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From last one month m suffering from depression. I tried every new thing to make myself distracted. I hun...
Sounds to me like you are into an anger related depression. If you have not been on medication and you want to remain so, you will have to work very hard to recover from this condition. You must first of all seek the help of a counselor, ideally. If that person thinks that you need to meet with a doctor you will need to do so and cooperate right through. 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 scotching 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: find someone to love and to love you back, if you are not already married. 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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 calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Know Everything About Hypochondriasis

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Know Everything About Hypochondriasis

People who are constantly troubled by the fear of physical illness or who excessively feel worried about their health are commonly referred to as hypochondriacs. This phenomenon is called somatic symptom disorder, also known as hypochondria or hypochondriasis. Despite the evidence of medical tests proving that they do not suffer from any disease or illness, hypochondriacs are perpetually worried about their health. This is mainly because of their misinterpretation of minor health problems or normal body functions as something serious. Somatic symptom disorder affects both males and females equally, and it usually happens during early adulthood.

Causes and symptoms: Their complaints may range from minor issues like pain or stress to more serious problems concerning breathing or headaches. Hypochondriacs rarely try to deceive themselves, and they genuinely believe that they have health problems, however unrealistic their beliefs might be. The exact causes are indefinite and unknown, but they generally arise from considerable physical or sexual abuse in their early childhood. Moreover, parents or close relatives suffering from the disorder may also induce such fears into the child, who would eventually behave in a similar pattern later in adulthood.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis of the disorder can be very troublesome, mainly because of their inherent conviction that they are suffering from physical illness. However, the disorder can be treated through proper supportive care or psychotherapy. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs are also used sometimes.

Dealing with the disorder: Hypochondria can often lead to a chronic condition, which can be long lasting. Although there are no definite ways of preventing it, there is one method to reduce the intensity of the symptoms and help patients cope up with the disorder. It is by providing them a supportive and understanding environment, one in which they can fight the distress and trouble that comes along with the somatic symptom disorder. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist and ask a free question.

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I don't know how to describe my problem. My problem is neatness. Every minute and every second it will be in mind. I keep wash my hands when ever I touch anything. And I have two kids I don't allow them to play outside because they will get dirty. And if I see them dirty I will get very anger I will loose my control. What is my problem and what to do. Please suggest me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I suggest that you see a psychiatrist for your wish for neatness at all times. It seems to be going towards an extreme and wouldn't serve you any purpose, instead render you quite dysfunctional. Stopping your kids from going out will prove counterproductive because children need to run, play, exercise in the open for good physical, mental and emotional development. Dirty clothes are part of growing up. Sometimes it's fun to be dirty and still enjoy with friends. They learn social skills through play. Cooperation, tolerance, team building, competitions, winning, losing, resilience etc. By keeping them in the house, they will feel bored and lose out a lot.
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I'm not too sure if its prolonged depression or borderline or bipolar. I get mood swings. It shifts from extreme happy to extreme sad. I take things personally n it affects me a lot. I don't like to socialise, prefer being alone. I'm an empath. And I take on others energies /problems as my own. I overthink a lot too. I'm taking zaptra 12.5 mg since June before that had tried homeopathic med too. I still get highs and lows. I have tried to harm myself and also in extreme anger I cry n slap myself. I used to be a very fun loving n ambitious girl. I feel lethargic now. Little things affect me and I cry a lot. Very tired of feeling this way .Can someone help me online?

MPhil (Clinical Psychology)
Psychologist, Chennai
I'm not too sure if its prolonged depression or borderline or bipolar. I get mood swings. It shifts from extreme happ...
In borderline personality depression will be there as you feel emptiness, loneliness, seek of self assurance, mood swings, shallowness, etc. When there is a personality issue you need to try not to convert it into a disorder by self analysing the situation you react and the way you handle every life situation. Personalizing, taking everything straight to heart form part and parcel of cognitive error which is common in depression. Along with medication seek help for CBT with a clinical psychologist nearby, which might help you.
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Its my second marriage. I still fear from my past experience. What should I do to get comfortable with him?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
All fingers of hands are not same.Every body is different.Respect and show care and love for him.Trust in each other.
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How we can stop smoking? Pleased suggest me off any medicine are available on medical store.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Chantix is the current medicine to help with the smoking cessation but a doctor will have to prescribe it to you. It is a wise decision to quit as early as possible and minimize the harm. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. 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. But try and try again until you succeed. 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 but true. 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.
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I have exams in d nxt week. N there r lot of things to b studied. I hard to study but I dont remember anything. I get confused alot. Due to whch I scored less in my exams. I dont understand wht to do. I really need a help. Do reply anything cn b done.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
This shows that you are not doing your homework properly.Your mind is distracted and you are unable to concentrate on studies.Give atleast 2-3 hours to your daily studies for what ever is taught in the class.People who dont have the habit of daily study and think that they can coverup in the last are the laggards and always find it hard to tacle the situation.So start this habit from now itself and try to find pleasure in studying.You will be known in the future on the basis of your qualification,so work hard,
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