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Ms. Ms. Shalini Chinnaswamy

Psychologist, Bangalore

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Ms. Ms. Shalini Chinnaswamy Psychologist, Bangalore
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Ms. Ms. Shalini Chinnaswamy is a popular Psychologist in Koramangala, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Octave Hearing and Speech Centre in Koramangala, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Ms. Ms. Shalini Chinnaswamy on Lybrate.com.

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Causes of depression. Effects. And the remedies to overcome depression. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There is no single cause of depression. You can develop it for different reasons and it has many different triggers. For some, an upsetting or stressful life event – such as bereavement, divorce, illness, redundancy and job or money worries – can be the cause. take Kali phos 30 ch , 5 drops once daily. If your BP is normal then take Ginseng 1x, 1 tab once daily after meals. Revert me after 10 days.
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I was smoking regularly but now I started feeling light chest pains frequently so I stopped smoking but still sometimes I feel the pain. Will it get normal if I do not smoke.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. It could be due to chronic bronchitis. 2. Take x ray chest, do an ecg. 3. Consult physician with report for advice and treatment 4. Avoid smoking.
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My son is 5years old he does not speak clearly he does not stammer but sound of his voice is not clear.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Puri
Hi dear, your son z vry young, so in this period the are some speech problem it's called as normal non fluency. Its nt a big problem, so you jst consult with a speech therapist, n learn some therapy procedure, n practice it in your home, I hope it ll be cure within some months.
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Hello. I hv a friend. She was in relationship but all of them ditched her. For reasons. Now a boy came in her life from past 5 months she is in relation with her. But she always have that fear of losing him. Bcz of her past. What to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Have a frank talk with him and keep mind calm. Meditation and yoga help to have good mind. She will find a person destined for her and no need to over worry about it and take life as it comes.
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I am a 15 years old boy, I couldn't concentrate in my studies. what should I do to overcome this problem?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
You have to keep aside all your worries. Note down important tasks to be done after study and forget about them while studying. Keep study room comfortable. You may plan joint study with any of your colleagues who may bring your attention back when diverted during study. You may download few relaxing music or instrumental music to run in background while studying.
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I have realised lately that I have started having severe mood-swings. My behaviour has turned quite eccentric and I'm afraid it's affecting people around me. What should I do? Could it be bipolar?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
It depends, consult a psychologist for detailed assessment. Psychologist can advise whether you need therapy or if its a disorder medication from psychiatrist. You need to explain symptoms in detail for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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I think so much or in other sense I dream so much infact I found my self always busy in thinking either past or future. I am unable to keep myself in present. During studies also after solving 1 question I start thinking some other topic and I waste my hours in that. I tried meditation and yoga also but I am unable to meditate also. Please help me in coming out from this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The main problem is fear and the stress it causes. Dreaming during the day is sometimes an escape from facing the reality. If the fear is too much you will need to meet with a counselor and deal with the fear. Once you calm down you can study better and will remember what you studied also well. One way to reduce stress in an emergency is to puff up your cheek with air pressure and hold it for about ten counts. The back pressure it creates presses the back of your throat where the vagus nerve is present. Because of this pressure it will immediately slow down your heart rate and calm you down since the vagus nerve is directly connected to the heart. If the stress comes back then repeat it until it gives up. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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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
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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I am facing serious problems with my self-confidence, time management, unconsciousness, procrastination, anxiety, leadership and laziness. How can I overcome my fears and all these problems?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your anxiety. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I am in my first year of engineering. I am staying in a hostel far from my parents. I do visit my home very frequently but even then I get homesick very soon. I am unable to concentrate on studies due. To homesickness.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are in a very dicey stage in your life and it has to do with the hormonal spurt in testosterone, the male sex hormone, which has a duration of two years. Due to this chemical alone there are three identified features that present itself over which you will have poor control: you will be sexually active, aggressive and rebellious, and you will have acne and pimple problems. Then if you have unresolved childhood issues, they will compound the situation and fuel uncontrolled behavior. Please remember that you may not be aware of all this. You are still dependent on your family which means that you are finding it hard to cut the apron strings from your family. There may be reasons for that and you should explore that with a counselor soon. This separation is something you will get used to and over time you will enjoy the independence. You should make new friends and and socialize a lot and you will get close to someone who will make up the absence of your family. Group study is one way to kill two birds at one time: deal with the loneliness and help you with your studies! If you get into all the activities of the college and hostel you will make a lot of friends and someone will become so close to you that you will then feel at home away from home!!!
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Infertility - Its Impact on a Person's Mental Health

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Infertility - Its Impact on a Person's Mental Health

Almost every man and woman craves to have a child they can call their own. This makes an inability to procreate one of the most dreaded situations. Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive a child within 12 months of biologically appropriately timed intercourse. Infertility exacts a huge psychological toll on the person.

Infertility often triggers depression in a person. This may be acute and result from specific events such as the holidays, family celebrations of the news of a someone else having conceived a child or could be cyclic and coincide with phases of their fertility cycle. This depression could lead to problems at work and communication with the spouse.

Infertility can also make a person feel helpless and affect their self esteem. Infertility accompanied by depression can trigger the feeling of having lost control over one’s life and can make people withdraw into themselves.

An infertile person may also often feel guilty and make them blame themselves and their prior actions for the condition. This leads them to question their worthiness of being a good spouse and potential parent. A woman who has suffered from an STD (sexually transmitted disease) earlier or has undergone an abortion earlier can become obsessed with blaming herself for being infertile. 

This affects their daily lives and ability to work. An infertile person may also feel guilty for having robbed their partner of the chance to become a parent. This can put a strain on their relationship and in many cases lead to a broken marriage.

When they find themselves unable to conceive a child, a couple may try to time their intercourse with ovulation tools, such as an ovulation thermometer etc. and may try different positions, some of which may be fairly uncomfortable. They may also end up having intercourse more often than desired. In order to prevent sperm from leaking out of the vagina, a woman may also find herself lying in an awkward supine position after intercourse. A combination of all these factors makes the act a chore and with time can lead to a loss of libido.

Infertility can also trigger anger against life for having been treated unfairly or towards other parents. This may also be displaced towards their family and friends leading to situations where they feel ostracized and unsupported.

When dealing with infertility, it is important to understand that neither partner is to blame. Infertility is a physiological condition and can be treated in most cases. It is important for both partners to support each other during this process and if need be consult a counselor.

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My age now 28 yrs. I used to forget names whom I met. I can't remember name of actress, Even frequently forget those name I have worked for long time. From very childhood I cannot remember poetry, songs. Though I have done well in academics & well established in a private company. But suddenly from 4 to 5 years I am also finding that I can not even remember definition, scientific laws or small paragraph. Is it a disease? Can it be cured. I found though in academics I am well but in case of memory I am too weak how to manage.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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This is a psychological problem. I have performed poorly in class 12 examinations. I am very much depressed about it. I know its my fault. My family life is complicated. I could not sleep at nights due to frustration but still I try to be strong and think positive and move forward in life. But the main problem is my parents are always torturing and bullying me whenever they are getting the chance. I have had mental breakdowns but still they will not understand. I cannot breathe freely. They are always harassing me. I have tried to make them understand my problems but they are not interested. I have no one to share my sorrows and griefs and day by day I am breaking down mentally. I just have no idea what to do. All my efforts to make my parents understand have failed. My self confidence is now down to negative values due to this onslaught of my parents. Please try to understand. I really tried everything I could.

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. Welcome to lybrate. You are disappointed, distressed and lack interest in life. I do not know much about your parents and their attitude and behavior. Therefore I cannot comment on them. I can talk to you. I think you should change your attitude. Suppose, you are getting employed and your boss is always harassing and bullying you, what will you do? apply that situation here. Change your attitude. Take care.
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I am 22 years old and I am at home from 3 months but the thing is I feel tired and exhausted at the end of day, I do have low self esteem and I think I have depression I don't know but I feel tiredness and lethargic sitting at home I have no work in my home but day by day my self esteem is getting lower and I am getting more depressed . I want some medications for depression . I think I have depression and anxiety Why sitting at home causes anxiety and depression Empty mind is devil's workshop ,why sitting idle causes problems in life because in meditation we observe our thoughts and when we are idle we come across the same thoughts or wandering mind thoughts so why it is said that idle mind is devils workshop.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated. Your depression needs to be evaluated, if mild option is cbt, cognitive behavior therapy alone or along with medicines, if moderate both, if severe, medication s mainly and later cbt.
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Hi, I am a smoker. I am smoking for past 7 years regularly. Per day 7 - 10 I am not able to stop the habit. Please advise me. Sometimes having a just pain also.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may feel like you can't but that is not true in reality. You must persevere until you succeed. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. 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. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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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Sir/madam, my son is 13 years old and for the past 6 months he is behaving very rudly, roughly, getting irretated for even small things also. Is it a desease. How he will become normal. Please Advise me. Thanking you sir.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi, please think on why he is doing lik this means any reason? You can give him nux. Vom. 0/1 once a day for 4 days take care thanks.
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My sister (age 58) is suffering from depression after sudden death of her 26 year old son in October 2014 and has apprehension that somebody will kill her family. Our efforts to bring her back to normal are not giving results, she is also not ready to go to a doctor. Please advise.

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
The trauma of losing her son has made her interpret life in this manner. Please consult a psychiatrist as this initially needs to be tackled with medicines and eventually with psychotherapy.
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I am 35 year old, I want quit smoking, what I have do, please advise me, thanks you.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
You are well motivated to quit tobacco, that is nice beginning. There are drugs that can help. Requires visit. But you can substitute your tobacco need with nicotex chewing gum or niclonz lozenges used by" bite and park" method. This will take care of irritability and craving. Stop and start using substitutes. Help yourself and enjoy good health for life.
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I am 21 years old and I have been suffering from memory problems for past one year. I have been forgetting names, words etc. I have difficulty remembering things I have done yesterday or day before. I am having trouble in learning as well.

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, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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