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Ms. V Vijayalakshmi

Applied Psychology

Psychologist, Bangalore

10 Years Experience
Ms. V Vijayalakshmi Applied Psychology Psychologist, Bangalore
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Ms. V Vijayalakshmi is a trusted Psychologist in BEML Layout, Bangalore. You can visit her at Lotus Multi Specialty Clinic... in BEML Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Ms. V Vijayalakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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Applied Psychology - Annamalai University - 2007
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Depression And it's 5 Types

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression And it's 5 Types

Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. But if the depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression. Under clinical depression, it is preferable that you go through a proper treatment course by a certified therapist. The Most common types of depressions are:

  1. Major depression - Under this type of a depression you will be depressed for most days of the week and if this condition extends for a period greater than 2 weeks, then it is a case of major depression. The most common method to treat a major depression is to talk to a mental health specialist and take medications called antidepressants (only after a prescription by a certified doctor).
  2. Persistent depressive disorder - This is a more severe and long lasting type of depression which is identified if you are depressed over a period longer than 2 hours. The most common symptoms of this type of a disorder are - change in your appetite, too much or too little sleep, lack of energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating or making decisions, feeling hopeless among others.
  3. Bipolar disorder - If you are experiencing extreme ups and downs of mood abruptly and without any apparent reason, then you might be suffering from this disorder. This disorder is commonly known as a maniac depression, because during an up phase you will be extremely happy, joyful outgoing and talkative but during the low phase you will be sad, tired and depressed.
  4. Seasonal affective disorder - This type of a depression might bother you only during the winter season. This happens whenever the days are shorter and your body is not able to get enough of sunlight. This mostly happens in the case of people who are very fond of sunlight, and they prefer the sunshine over dark periods of the night. This disorder is treated by SAD antidepressants and everyday light therapy of 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Psychotic depression - Under this type of a depression, you will have a major depression along with some psychotic symptoms like - hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Hallucinations mean viewing things that are not there, in reality, delusions are false beliefs or misconceptions and paranoia is the constant fear that somebody is going to harm you.
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Hi Sir my learning power is down. I forget more things. Please help me

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
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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How to reduce stress I am suffering it from 6 year.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
How to reduce stress I am suffering it from 6 year.
Dear , Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the ?fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as ?acute stress,? can be exciting?it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or ?chronic stress,? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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I want to quit cigarette, please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-addiction medications and de addiction treatment.
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Hi, I am 34 years, am housewife, want to know about trickier medicine in details, I take it for anger control and good sleep. What I do? If only anger is less and not regular pattern, what I do. Continue medicine or stop it. please reply asap thank you.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 34 years, am housewife, want to know about trickier medicine in details, I take it for anger control and goo...
Taking medicine for controlling anger and regulating sleep will give you short term or temporary relief. But it will have its side effects like getting addicted to the medicine and a few others. Similarly your tolerance level will go up, means, soon you will have to increase the dose to have the same effect on your body. At the age of 34 you are actually damaging your body by taking medicines for managing anger and sleep. Instead of taking medicines, try yoga, pranayama or any other exercise. You may also try counselling. Counselling will help you in identifying and managing your anger triggers/issues. With the help of counselling you will learn to modify your thought processes thereby calming your mind, which will help you in having a sound sleep.
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actually I don't get peace of mind from last 2 years I am suffering. I need counselling. Actually the problem is 2 years before I had daily routine which use to make me tired but I didn't realized that it is bcoz of your routine and that time I used to think something is getting wrong with me and I got habit of that means habit of thinking something is getting wrong and I have lost my peace and now I can't ignore this thinking and suffering from un peace life l. I know that once I'll become positive from my deep heart all problems will vanish but getting tough for me to believe even I can stay peaceful life. I am so sad that I am suffering from this Dr. please help me Dr. I am directionless right now. Please help me. I want to live my life. Earlier my life was great and now it's not I feels bad for that and prays that please God don't let anyone suffers from this.

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
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actually I don't get peace of mind from last 2 years I am suffering. I need counselling. Actually the problem is 2 ye...
You daily routine feels to you boredom. You thoughts are enemy to you. No enemy to you. You are not searching for new things in life. You alone thinking yourself all aspects which is not relevant to you. Then you negative thoughts that disturbs your life. I think you are maintaining distance from others. No close friends alone you are thinking yourself and trouble yourself. Man is a social animal. Every day we have some negative thoughts to us. That we have share others. Then we get relief. Thinking alone is not good. Better to share your inner thoughts and internal frustration to your close friends and family friends. Then will advice you and guide you. We cannt do alone everything. We need always others support in all aspects. Not direct help. Indirectly they will give much relief to our life situations. So better to share your thoughts to others. Do not think unrelated aspects. Read always positive thoughts books. That will change your thought process. Think and express positive thoughts. Your mind is also think like that. So, be positive always. Be friendly and be sociable. All the best. My best you will come out from this status very soon. God bless you.
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I am suffering from depression from last 18 years and my psychotherapist prescribed me Tab depran Fort 20mg. Is there any alternate medicine or therapy to switch over the medicine. Pl. 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 suffering from depression from last 18 years and my psychotherapist prescribed me Tab depran Fort 20mg. Is there...
Dear, please understand, depressive disorder is a neuro chemical disorder. Therefore even allopathic medicines don't properly work. The best combination treatment is allopathic medicines and psychotherapy. Please follow the prescribed methods strictly. I assure you, you will not get any further relief from any alternative medicine systems. Please don't waste your time and money. Take care.
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Dear Sir, madam, from two days I am getting useless thoughts in my brain and not getting sleep due to that. can you give help me out on this.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Dear Sir, madam, from two days I am getting useless thoughts in my brain and not getting sleep due to that. can you g...
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee, cola in late evening after. take healthy diet. avoid stress. do yoga and meditation.
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My mind works very slowly and I have very low confidence ,poor memory ,low concentration, nervous and I always confuse to take any decision. I feels stressful. So please tell me that what to do for improving memory and fast work your mind and take proper decision any time

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My mind works very slowly and I have very low confidence ,poor memory ,low concentration, nervous and I always confus...
Hi lybrate-user, first and foremost you need to drop stress- get active exercise daily for 1 hour brisk walk, gymming, cardio anything of your choice. Eat more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables and lots of dry fruits almonds and walnut specially. Write down your negative thoughts and in return write 3 positive points countering that negative thought you need to build up on your confidence and assertive skills. Consult a psychologist for sessions to be right back on track. All the best.
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My friend has been using cigarettes for 2 years and now he is suffering pain in his entire face. What is happening to him?

Psychologist, Pune
Hi lybrate-user you need to show him to a doctor urgently. There may be side effects possibility. At the same time he has to quit smoking with immediate effect. Even if the diagnosis say it is not due to smoking he has to quit the habbit coz it is very harmful. Health is wealth.
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I am smoking weeds since last 3 months, will it cause any problem? Please help me

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is a lot of hype by those who want to legitimize it and those who love it: there is a bias because of their selfish motives. The antagonists on the other hand willfully propagate the dangers, sometimes without substantiated reasons to dissuade its use. If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it. The obsession and compulsive use is when you become addicted to the substance. Just for your information here?s what WebMD has to say: ?No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That?s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don?t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: ? Dizziness ? Shallow breathing ? Red eyes and dilated pupils ? Dry mouth ? Increased appetite ? Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you?re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.? It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ?cross hallucinations? i.e. for example, you can see sounds and hear colors!!!
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My cousin completed degree and married, her problems are below 1) she cannot concentrate at one point 2) Very fearistic 3) she cannot mingle unknown people easily 4) she cannot think other person thinking or direction, needs, 5) what ever she feels, she will do, 6) if she is uncomfortable she will not adjust means inside one out side one she will not act for sack of others 7) for acting / smiling she will feel very uncomfortable, if it is natural she will do, for the sack of others she will not do, example : if some body comes to our house will smile, but her father and mother comes only she will smile not others 8) she will prefer listen and talk instead of actions, doing of action she will feel irritate, 9) for thinking anything, she will feel uncomfortable in fact she cannot do, she always wants without doing anything everything has to come, in other way lazyness is more in short, she cannot imagine about things or persons, and fearastic, action less, dont want to do any thing, if any functions or marriage are going on in that they will not mingle with anybody and they will feel very uncomfortable. Please advice what is this disease and what are the curing procedure Regards,

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
there are possibilities that she is just an introvert or she may have a personality problem. there are also the possibilities that her IQ is less or she has autism spectrum disorder, Meet a clinical psychologist at the earliest and have a evaluation done. if you are in chennai call me on +919444112608 take an appointment and come and meet me in my clinic
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Please help me out, I have smoking habit & I want to leave it but its not going only & and from that I am getting little pain in my chest also so what should I do. & and one more problem is there with me only after my toilet I wash it out & clean with tissues paper I have seen blood coming out, so I am in little tens so please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please help me out, I have smoking habit & I want to leave it but its not going only & and from that I am getting lit...
You should go for immediate medical check up and investigate these symptoms you are having. You must also go for counseling for your habit and since you have tried it many times and failed, you may consider admitting yourself to a rehabilitation center to help you give it up. The problems you are having are not at all healthy and smoking could be the cause. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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 in the habit. The information is really scary. 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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My mother suffered with depression. Taking medicine from last 2 years. Her behavior is getting change. Aggressive lose temper early. Put on extra weight.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mother suffered with depression. Taking medicine from last 2 years. Her behavior is getting change. Aggressive los...
The weight gain can be side effect of medication and if the symptoms increase you may have to change medicines.
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I am having healthy hair and fair skin before 2 3 years ago I suddenly get habitual of eating clay and Clement I know it's really harmful but I can't get rid of this eating habit just because of this my skin becomes really dark and hair fall occurs now I am facing baldness and this is killing me from inside even just bcz of this habit I sometimes I think to suicide please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am having healthy hair and fair skin before 2 3 years ago I suddenly get habitual of eating clay and Clement I know...
Hi lybrate-user, this habit of eating inedible and non nutritious substance is called pica in medical term. This is often seen in young age between 15-25 yrs. Females are mostly affected. Underlying iron, copper of zinc efficiency may be a cause. This kind of habit leads to malnutrition which can cause changes in skin and hairs. Psychological cause are, poor parental caring, lack of maternal care and unhappy family situation. During pregnancy this kind of behaviour is often noticed. It may also be an expression of underlying compulsive behaviour. So I would request to consult with psychiatrist and dermatologist. Thanks.
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Sir I masturbate a lot 3 times a day or even more. As I am a virgin teen never have sex . I have strong desire for sex. This desire of sex have very bad effect on my personality. Even a girl slap me in public area for this when I ask her for sex. I can not concentrate on study. Have good health Occasionally drink and smoke. Medically fit no serious desiese instead Give some suggestions prevention and cure my disease.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir I masturbate a lot 3 times a day or even more. As I am a virgin teen never have sex . I have strong desire for se...
Why did you ask girl for sex in public. Masturbation is perfectly fine. Masturbation is a healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy, rather it s your mind. In your age masturbating 2-3 times a day is also acceptable, but do not ignore your other duties and get pre occupied in this. Sex will happen naturally, when you find a partner. Stop smoking, and do not over indulge in alcohol. If you feel you r hyper sexual, get treated from a psychiatrist. There r medications to reduce it.
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I was depressed for 1 year then I took medicine for almost 3 year under doctor prescription so how long I have to take the medicine because now I completely feel ok.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was depressed for 1 year then I took medicine for almost 3 year under doctor prescription so how long I have to tak...
You are feeling ok because of the medicines. To get rid of these medicine, try counselling. Your doctor and counsellor together will help you in tapering down and stopping these medicines. But please don't stop medicines on your own.
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I need to know which is more harmful, a cigarette or bidi. I smoke daily one cigrate except Saturday Sunday because I don't like smoking at home on my offs and also my body does not ask for it so much that I have to take it like many people have great urge. But somehow I feel I should not quit it because one cigrate everyday gives me enjoyment and since I am having only one I feel I can go with it, not so serious. If bidi is not harmful than cigrate I wonder if it will be a good move to switch over it as I don't smoke publicly so can use it. Please educate 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
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Cigarette and bidi are equally harmful. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. 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—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. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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How to increase memory power few years back I got accident and injured head left side after that I was forgetting what I'm doing like daily time table and appointments kindly give me good suggestions thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
How to increase memory power few years back I got accident and injured head left side after that I was forgetting wha...
1. Take balanced diet with proper combination of carbohydrate, protein and fat. Avoid diet high in saturated fats like red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, ice cream etc which hampers memory and concentration. Take complex carbohydrates like whole wheat bread, brown rice, oat meal, high fiber cereals, lentils, whole beans etc. Avoid processed foods like pasta, potato etc 2. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits and drink green tea since they contain anti oxidants which enhance memory 3. Go for regular physical exercise like brisk walking, jogging, cycling etc for 30-45 minutes daily 4. Take some mental exercise like doing cross word puzzle, problem solving exercise, playing chess etc 5. Develop some new hobby and skill like learning music, dancing, playing new game etc 6. Take adequate rest. 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 7. Avoid alcoholic beverages, caffeinated drink, smoking and consumption of tobacco etc. 8. Develop healthy relationship with friends, relatives, family members for good emotional health 9. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation, severe physical and mental exertion 10. Focus on one task at a time rather than focusing on multiple task 11. Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, increase concentration and enhancing memory.
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I have smoked before 10 years I wanna know what kind of doses present in my body and how it will be fine?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. If you want to know details, go for lung function test and blood test. Quit smoking. Quitting smoking can only bring back your body's original condition. Take care.
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