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Mr. Mahesh Natarajan

Psychologist, Bangalore

Mr. Mahesh Natarajan Psychologist, Bangalore
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Mr. Mahesh Natarajan is a renowned Psychologist in GM Palya, Bangalore. He is currently associated with InnerSight Counselling & Training Centre LLP in GM Palya, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Mr. Mahesh Natarajan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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How does alcohol increases confidence but side effects many other parts? Do we have any instant way to increase confidence apart from self motivation and counselling? Like some house nuska.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
How does alcohol increases confidence but side effects many other parts? Do we have any instant way to increase confi...
Hi lybrate-user, alcohol is bad for the liver and it does not exactly increase confidence, it reduces inhibition, thus making one excitable for a brief while. On the contrary one can say or do something under the influence of alcohol which might be embarrassing, later. You could rehearse speaking infront of the mirror to boost your confidence. Most improtantly, there is space for all kinds of people our world- introverts and extroverts too. So, accept yourself how you are. Work on multiplying your strengths. And remmeber it is important to speak relevant things, not a lot of things. Good luck.
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Ayurvedic View on Alcohol and Nicotine De-addiction

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurvedic View on Alcohol and Nicotine De-addiction

What happens when you are addicted to a chemical substance? You lose control of your life. It doesn’t matter what you are addicted to alcohol, nicotine or drugs the effects are the same. It is usually not easy to get rid of an alcohol and/or nicotine addiction. Most people find it difficult to give up these substances even after years in de-addiction therapy. Hence, it’s prudent to let Ayurveda, the ancient science of healing handhold us in getting rid of addictions. 

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Perhaps this list of ingredients that are found in cigarettes is enough to make you want to quit smoking for good! - Lowell Kleinman, M.D., and Deborah Messina-Kleinman, M.P.H​

Addiction - The Ayurvedic View
Ayurveda considers alcohol and nicotine consumed in large quantities as ‘Visha’ or toxic. According to Ayurveda, alcohol has the following properties-

  1. Light or Laghu
  2. Hot or Ushna
  3. Sharp or Tikshna
  4. Drying or Visada
  5. Rough or Ruksha
  6. Expensive or Vikaasa
  7. Swift or Aasuga
  8. Sour or Amla
  9. Subtle or Sookshma

These properties are all opposite to the qualities that ojas possesses. Ojas has all life-giving properties and alcohol and nicotine have life-negating qualities.

Why do humans get addicted to alcohol and nicotine?
Human brain produces Dopamine normally and what alcohol does is to activate the nervous system to promote dopamine formation. The brain thus remembers the taste of alcohol and nicotine by creating special cells called receptor cells. As a person increases the quantity of alcohol, these cells also increase in numbers. When the person wants to give up his addictions these receptor cells agitate and create withdrawal symptoms with unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms.

De-addiction - Ayurveda Way
De-addiction treatments in Ayurveda comprise the following:

  1. Purification therapies or Panchkarma: These are used for getting rid of all toxins present in the patient’s body. These must always be done under the supervision of an ayurvedacharya as they are quite potent. After Panchakarma, the patient is given vomiting therapy or Vamana, followed by purgative therapy or Virechana, Basti or enema therapy and administration of Nasya or nasal drops therapy. All these help in detoxifying the body and mind and prepare the patient for further de-addiction ayurvedic treatments like Rasayana therapies which nourish and strengthen the body after Panchkarma. For treatment of addictions, Rasayana treatments include changes in diet and use of oral herbal medicines both.
  2. Herbal medicines used in de-addiction: A range of herbal medicines and their combinations are used in the treatment of addictive problems in Ayurveda and these are to be consumed orally. Ayurveda prescribes Chamomile and Ashwagandha in combination to heal the lungs. These help in cleansing lungs of smoke- related problems. Doctors also prescribe congestion relieving herbs like ginger and pepper mixed with honey or lemon. 

In addition, herbs to improve memory, concentration and to fight depression are also given. These are:

  1. Shankhpushpi
  2. Kanphool or dandelion
  3. Brahmi
  4. Ashwagandha

In addition, herbs to treat sleep disturbances like Jatamansi, Sarpgandha, Brahmi and Jaiphal are also prescribed. Since most addicts have impaired liver function, herbs that improve liver function like Aloe Vera, Punarnava, Long pepper, Kutki, Tulsi are given to revive the liver.

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Hello Sir/Mam, I am Ekta Airen, my husband Rahul is suffering from mental depression and stress. There are constant mood swings in him, we are into relationship since 3 years and till now we are living just like friends. We are having a good and strong bond, our relationship is good but it is not of a husband wife. He is not working as well as all day he is in stress. At times he do not want me at all at times he want me to be in his life through out his life. Please help him. I want him to get fine.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello Sir/Mam, I am Ekta Airen, my husband Rahul is suffering from mental depression and stress. There are constant m...
Hi lybrate-user, you are such a supportive wife, kudos to you! has he been taking medication, if yes, since how long? may be its time to change the doctor or the medication. People do stabilize after taking right kind of medication. More than that I think he requires psychotherapy from a counselor. Coax him into going to a psychotherapist for dealing with his thoughts and emotions. He might be having negative attitude and thoughts which may come in form of irritability and aggression. So proper emotional regulation is also important. You can give him more green leafy vegetables, salad, fruits- banana's, less caffeine, tell him to start exercising you can exercise along with him or do yoga/ meditation. If the loss of libido is due to medication it can be addressed if there is some other reason, you can share so that we can work on a solution. All the best.
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I lost somebody Close last yaer and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I lost somebody Close last yaer and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
My dear, go for meditation to reduce your stress and inculcate strong will power to sustain the sorrow, you hv faced. Take homoeo medicine @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ acid phos 1000-6 pills wkly. Please, report after 2/3 days. Take care.
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I am going to depressed. There have no reason for it .I don't know how to recover it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am going to depressed. There have no reason for it .I don't know how to recover it.
10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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Hi, My son is 4 years old. He is in KG but still reluctant going to school. He has separation anxiety. He still cries in class. He doesn't like to mingle too much with kids and feels nervous in gatherings. He always wants me by his side. Is there something to worry about. Please suggest?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi, My son is 4 years old. He is in KG but still reluctant going to school. He has separation anxiety. He still cries...
Separation anxiety is a developmental disorder of childhood where the child usually has anxiety to new places like school, creche where he needs to be away from people whom he has attachment with eg: parents. Please don't panic as this is a normal phenomenon with most kids initially attending school. Children gradually get adjusted with new environment and these anxiety spells reduce, if the behaviour is persistent then you may need to seek a counselors help for behaviour therapy or a psychiatrist consultation if symptoms are overwhelming. It can be recommended for the parent to sit in the class for few days until the child is able to develop rapport with the teacher and other students in the school.
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My grandfather is suffering from depression. Since 4 years he takes proper medicines everyday but I think theres no improvement my family is very much worried about him can you suggest some ways how to get rid of it I will be very thankful to u

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My grandfather is suffering from depression. Since 4 years he takes proper medicines everyday but I think theres no i...
You need to get a 2nd psychiatrist opinion, taking treatment for 4 years without improvement is very very rare, I have never seen it in depression or else the condition is something else.
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My mom aged 55 yrs staying alone and does not want to visit any on of us (2 brothers 1 sister). Post marriage she underwent depression by thinking we betrayed her and no more behaving like her son's. Father expired 15 years ago. She complains abnormal heart beat, anxiety and always cries for money and expenses. She is not listening to us and very stubborn. She is diabetic patient. I want to take her for psychological counselling but she is not ready. How to tackle this type of situation? Could you please suggest?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom aged 55 yrs staying alone and does not want to visit any on of us (2 brothers 1 sister). Post marriage she und...
She must have missed, and is probably missing her husband, a great deal. Then she may have relied on you children. But after marriage she thinks that your devotion to your spouses means that she is no longer important to all of you. May be a bit of old school thinking! you will need to make her feel wanted and important even if you are all married. Her illnesses are her way of getting your attention. Knowing this you must give her a lot of attention for healthy reasons and assure her of your love always. Now to practically solve this problem you must visit her on a long trip and stay with her and make a lot of fuss over her, and very smartly invite a counselor over to the house. Let that person handle the situation after you have briefed the individual about her background. While she wants your attention she may play games around it and complain because she is missing all of you and her husband. So keeping this in mind be soft, caring, and loving with her. If you are all in the same town or nearby, make it a point that one of you are always there in turns so that she will not feel lonely. Then over a period of time just take her back with you to each house so that she has a variety of experiences of your love in a variety of homes and she will gradually get better. Any way your counselor will advise you further.
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Hello Doctor! My Name is Vivek. I am aged about 30yrs. I am facing problem of forgetfulness for the last one and half year. I am unable to remember anything. Oftenly I take mental tensions and I am facing some panic situations. Please suggest me what should I do. Thank you. Vivek.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
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My Name is Vivek. I am aged about 30yrs. I am facing problem of forgetfulness for the last one and half...
Mr. Lybrate user, usually for forgetfullness there might be reasons which are functional, or pathological. Mostly pathological reasons like geriatric dementia, parkinsons, alzeimers etc willeffect in old age. But here as per your age, that defntly would be due to physiological/functional, as you already have mentioned, its becoz of your mental tensions, worries, any disappointments, tension/anxiety regarding career, most anticipation, higher sensitivity for issues, more thinking nature. All these are the reasons for your problem. You can comeback to normalcy by following few steps likeadopting +ve attitude, taking every thin in good manner, without worrying, thinking for salvation, if its not possible by u, then take anybody's help, likeur inmates, frnds, family membrs whom you feel like more intimate or good to suggest u. Try to follow meditation/pranayama strictly. You can learn these from any yoga centres, art of living, isha foundation etc like teaching centres, where you can learn yoga, practicing differnt techniques of breathing exercises, pranayama, meditation, which will defntly help you to get releieved from your naxiety, unnecessary over thinking, panicky etc. Try to think that every problem is having its own solution, some times it may take time, but defntly that will be solved with your effort. Do not go for any allopathic meditations& at the same time do not get any addictions for getting temporary relief which ultimately will spoil your future. Try to take help from any psychologist for councelling. Take care.
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Hello doctor after marriage i am depressed because my husband is not giving enough time for me he will spend too much time with his friends now 2 years completed i m used to it now but now if i m asked to spend time he will tel that he is in financial prob so he is too much worried about that wat can i do.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
U need to get a job and support him financially. That will serve two purpose, one is that u will have to do something which will keep u busy and second is u will be able to help ur husband financially.Take care
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Severe depression ,unable to concentrate. Feel no purpose, get scared when I wake up and feel miserable. Sensation of feeling stuck.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Severe depression ,unable to concentrate. Feel no purpose, get scared when I wake up and feel miserable. Sensation of...
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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My son is 32 years old and doing job in corporate sector.Their nature of job is fraught with lot of anxiety. On 18 .03 2015 he measured his BP which showed 130/80 in morning 9 o,clock.There after at 12 noon the physician measured it and told that it is 150/90. I understand high BP at this age is very very damaging.Please advise how to control the BP without resorting to medication.Please note that his cholesterol level is 218.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Cholesterol is borderline high. Otherwise his BP appears to be on upper limit and anxious. Cut down cholesterol and Saturated fat. Let him try meditation and relaxation and investigate thoroughlly if he has essential Hypertension and hen need to control diet and exercise and organize a stress managed lifestyle. Yoga and meditation are advisable along with pranayama, If there is dyslipaedemia needs to take medication/ alternative medication available. Check out all investigations /or check HBA!C too and get back to me. There is no medication at this stage. He can follow natural methods and lets see and also reduce weight and take fruit diet/ alongwith.
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How does mental stress affect your life. What are the best ways to get rid of mental stress.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How does mental stress affect your life. What are the best ways to get rid of mental stress.
Mental stress do changes our body's internal immune system as well as weakens our ability to fight with stress. You can do meditation and yoga practices along with pranayam to reduce your stress level.
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How to increase my height and to decrease weight and I am nothing feeling free more tension problems what to do to come in nrml stage.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to increase my height and to decrease weight and I am nothing feeling free more tension problems what to do to co...
Hello,Medication will not help at this age, you should try Exercise like stretching swimming regularly yoga like Tadasan and Sarvang asana. play Basket ball regularly. Take proper balanced nutritios and protein rich diet. *Mix two tablespoons of ashwagandha powder in a glass of warm cow’s milk. 1. Add sugar or jaggery according to your taste and mix well. 2. Drink it every night before going to bed at least for 45 days to increase your height. I suggest you to follow these exercises on regular basis in order to get result.
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I am feeling tensed because i'm having entrance test in Nov. I must get a rank compulsory. I'm unable sleep nights because of this. Help me.

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 am feeling tensed because i'm having entrance test in Nov. I must get a rank compulsory.
I'm unable sleep nights be...
Dear , you are suffering from performance anxiety. This is quite common. Therefore do not worry. The best method to score good marks is to study systematically. There are some methods called" effective learning techniques. You should adopt them. Please understand, you are going to do well if you prepare well. If you cannot prepare well, there is nothing to worry, you will not be able to do well in exams. Therefore, prepare systematically and approach exams systematically. Success is yours. Take care.
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Associate degree in Acupressure
Acupressurist, Delhi
Depression is always due to low blood pressure.
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Sir I am a student and I want to know the way to increase my memory power please suggest me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and hydrated and avoid stress anxiety and do focus one thing at a time regularly best wishes
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I am a college student. I getting stressed often even for small things. I am getting depressed. What is the reason for it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a college student. I getting stressed often even for small things. I am getting depressed. What is the reason fo...
As you said you are in depressive state. Before prescribing medicines you check your cbc and tft and send reports to me, privately.
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I am patients of schizophrenia give me some types to reduce symptoms I am feeling not good last few month.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder characterized by the presence and absence of particular symptoms. Positive symptoms present in schizophrenia include cognitive issues/disorganized thinking, and the experience of delusions or hallucinations. Negative symptoms include the apparent absence of emotional expression. A combination of medication, support services and therapy is the most effective way to minimize schizophrenia symptoms. 1. First and foremost talk to your doctor and take proper medication. 2. Eat a healthy diet. Studies suggest that people with schizophrenia tend to have more unhealthy diets than non-schizophrenic people. Lack of exercise and smoking are also common among people with schizophrenia. Research suggests that a diet low in saturated fat, high in polyunsaturated fatty acids, and low in sugar might be beneficial also in alleviating the symptoms of schizophrenia. 3. Quit smoking and try a gluten free diet 4. Seek psychotherapy either in lucknow or online.
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