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Dr. Asha Dinesh is a popular Psychologist in Shanthi Nagar, Chennai. She is currently associated with Sugam Psychological Research & Counseling Centre in Shanthi Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Asha Dinesh on Lybrate.com.

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Hello I am a 26 year old female . Three years back I put on weight due to pressure of exams and stress .Previously I was 59 kgs and my height is 5" 5 . I recently weighed myself and I was shocked to see that I put on 20 kgs . Currently I weigh 80 kgs . M extremely concerned . My wedding is in december . Kindly suggest me what to do ? I wanna lose 20 kgs before december.

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Hello I am a 26 year old female . Three years back I put on weight due to pressure
of exams and stress .Previously I ...
You are doing mistake in stress level. Because of stress you are taking excessive food. Due to that your weight may increase. Some persons unable to control stress level they are taking excessive food. It may caused for obesity. No problem. Better to control food. Maintain diet. Take small meals two or three times. Do not take night time food. Take chapathi. Do not sit in home. Go to market or friends home. Better to walk. Do skipping in home. Walking and running helpful. Be happy always. Do not feel about weight. Be friendly with others. If you think about weights it may leads to some other problems. So do not think. Maintain diet and good excercises. Ok best of luck.
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Hi I would like to quit smoking but I am not able to as I have been smoking for the last 27years. I am a 41years old.

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 , quitting smoking is very easy if you have will power. Just stop it and be stubborn never to touch it. Nicotine chewing gum is available in medical stores. You can use them as an alternative to reduce craving. Slowly you can reduce them too. Take care.
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Hello Sir, I am working as software engineer, I am suffering too much tension, running heart, heart rate is 100 and it is continuously I can't sleep night. I checked up ECG, RBS, HB, 2D Echocardiography. My doctor gave "restyl 0.5 mg purpose" for 15 days that dose completed on sunday. When I took that tablets not a problem, again I am facing problem from Monday, can I continue that tablets, or this problem will be solved slowly without tablets? Is there any side affects please solve my problem. Thanks in advance.

MPhil (Clinical Psychology), MSc (Psychology)
Psychologist, Chennai
Hello Sir, I am working as software engineer, I am suffering too much tension, running heart, heart rate is 100 and i...
With the mentioned complaints you appear to have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD. The mentioned symptoms are very common in it and all other medical investigations will be normal if you have GAD. Antianxiolytes will help in the due course that's what been prescribed to you. You need to follow a psychiatrist advice in continuing the tablets. You can learn breathing and progressive relaxation exercises from a clinical psychologist if you consult them.
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I get tensed very soon and loose my hopes. My will power is very weak. How can I get out of it.

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General Physician,
It is anxiety disorder and depressive illness and you need antidepressants counselling with a psychiatrist
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I am 27 years old, I'm very upset with my sudden changing behavior, like when I am in a good mood and everything goes fine, then my behavior will remain calm, polite and sweet with others and my near ones, but if anybody speaks anything which is not relevant according to me or I can say, which is not in my favor or may be he/she is wrong and I am right or vice a versa, then my behavior my mood suddenly gets changed and I am full of anger, which is intolerable or unmanageable for me as well as for my parents to make me calm and handle me. Whenever I am in anger, my anger is always at a glance, that sometimes I also don't know what I am doing at that time, I throw things here and there like this. My mom and me also, also worried that she think how can you survive with others once you'll get marry. Dr. Please help me and give me some best out of best tips in order to get rid from my aggression. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
These switching moods are not a good sign and you must therefore visit a counselor first and if that person thinks that you need to meet with a doctor then you must. I also suggest that you take your parents along because they will be able to throw light on any past events in childhood that may have contributed to this development. I hope this was a recent phenomenon because then the possibilities for change are good. In counseling, which incidentally will be a long term intervention, you will learn of a lot of ways to cope with life and make adjustments that are essential for normal living. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. When you exercise vigorously the energy of the anger will be expelled and you will feel anger minus the force, and therefore it will be easier to manage. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. If you are put on medication then the combination of medication with therapy must be maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns: after that it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor.
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Doctor, I'm male, underweight, age 29, height 170 centimetre, weight 50 kg. Due to chronic anxiety, and depression, I'm experiencing loss of weight, digestive disorder, sleep disturbances and a low BP 90|70, tachycardia. Is it harmful for health? Will it cause heart problem? If one takes stress or chronic Anxiety Or depression Or confusion, it can cause heart Problem and am diabetes at young age? I can feel slight pain in heart part. I am in depression and anxiety for the time being but I have a low BP 90|70. If I still take depression and chronic anxiety I will face any heart disease and diabetes mellitus in future?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Doctor, I'm male, underweight, age 29, height 170 centimetre, weight 50 kg. Due to chronic anxiety, and depression, I...
Hi , first of all stop thinking too much. Focus on your present, Live your Present then only you will be able to mold and make your future healthy and wealthy. First of all try to over come from your anxiety or depression. What is bothering you so much? Before advising you for anything I need to know a lot. For that you can contact me through VIdeo, Audio Call or you can discuss online. Meanwhile: Try to divert your mind, Focus on other useful things. The more you will think, The more you will feel. Please Practice deep breathing. Make a schedule and whenever you feel above mentioned problem please practice deep breathing. Eat Healthy. Don't skip your meals. Say a big NO to coffee. And Keep SMILING :)
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Since a year I have been suffering from anxiety, have a bad phobia of cancer and aids, of course due to traumatic events in the past, the anxiety caused by the phobia has been uncontrollable, should I go to a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Since a year I have been suffering from anxiety, have a bad phobia of cancer and aids, of course due to traumatic eve...
Rather than worrying who is apt to treat anxiety neurosis. It is ideal for you to get the severity of anxiety disorder evaluated, if the symptoms are mild, you can be treated by CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) alone or medications. If the symptoms are moderate a combination of CBT and medicines, if severe medications first and after improvement CBT can be planned. Medications are given only by a psychiatrist as well as diagnosis ruling our medical causes for anxiety is done by a psychiatrist. CBT can be given by psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, who are trained in the procedure. Hope this helps you to decide.
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Hello Dr. My Son 15 years old, as a parent I am trying to conveyance him important of study. But he is taking everything easy how I guide him so he can concentrated in study or he can understand value of education? How I can set his mind? Whenever he sit for study within 10-15 min he fells sleepy. For that also we visit family doctor he did not has any issue of thyroid. He is ok then why he is like that... I did not Get meaningfully ans. From Dr. Ankur Tanwar.

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
Hello Dr. My Son 15 years old, as a parent I am trying to conveyance him important of study. But he is taking everyth...
Dear. Adolescent minds are always lazy and wandering. This happens because of their hormonal imbalance. They need constant motivation and appreciation. Parents cannot give the motivation because adolescent people do not accept such motivation. You can learn to appreciate your son even in small positive tasks. Motivation should be given by psychologists like me. You may consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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Dentist, Vadodara
Avoiding smoking or use of smokeless tobacco can prevent the developement of oral diseases like periodontis, oral cancer, tooth decay and  gingivitis in your teeth.

How to hone mind at 40 I feel. My brain is degenerating and I remember very less or forget everything very soon.

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. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online health counseling. Take care.
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I m 27 female. I feel very unhappy all the time. D't even like to talk with any one. Maximum time stay alone at my bed. Any food when i want to try bomiting syndroms increase. I d't feel any interest in Music, books or tv and all dt. I jst love to think about my ex boyfriend (1 & only bestest friend). He left me. What should i do ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
U should make friends and mix with ur family. Thinking about ur ex is not the solution and it is only worsening the scenario and day by day u r getting depressed which is not a gud sign at all.Take care
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My brother is suffering from mental disorder he behaves in an disorder manner. He will vomit frequently and having high fever kindly give me the solution sir.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
My brother is suffering from mental disorder he behaves in an disorder manner. He will vomit frequently and having hi...
Consult with a normal physician. They will help you to find out the problem first. He need love and care because he is suffering from a health and mental problem. If you want to take any help from us you can contact us.
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I have trichotillomania since past 5-6 years And I eat the root sheath of my hair.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have trichotillomania since past 5-6 years And I eat the root sheath of my hair.
lybrate-user, you must stop plucking your hair and eating the roots of your hair. It is advisable you undergo psychotherapy and counseling to learn how to relax, understand what is causing you anxiety (which is making you pull out your hair) and also learn ways to manage anxiety-inducing situations better.
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I had an anxiety and a severe headache I am not sleeping in night because this anxiety.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I had an anxiety and a severe headache I am not sleeping in night because this anxiety.
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet sos after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest If you have recurrent attack of headache 1.It could be a tension headache due to stress and strain or migraine. 2.Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion 3.Go for regular exercise 4.Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5.Check for refractive error, sinusitis Hemoglobin, BP 6. Consult Neurologist to rule out other causes of headache 7. consult me for further advice
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Hey. My brother has a habit of smoking and he wants to leave it but the habit of smoking is not leaving him so what measures he should take to leave the same. Kindly help.

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 user. I can understand. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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An woman has developed habit of cleaning floor of house every times when somebody comes from outside. She has feeling that they have brought dirt or not very clean. Inspite several counseling the habit does not change. Even somebody coming in night also she would do the same for any no of times.kindly suggest .

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Repeated uncontrolled act is a sign of mental illness. This is often as a result of chemical imbalance in the brain. Please go to the Psychiatrist and start medical treatment. Afterwards patient will get benefits through counslling.
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Sir how I can increase my brain memory. I forget things after some times usually. Please sir suggest me a better solution for increase brain memory.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Just follow these instructions meticulously. At your age I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemicals: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 are 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. 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. 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 all junk food.
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I eat daily tobacco pan masala from last 15 years. So I want leave that bad habit what I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When quitting do visit a dentist and get a thorough cleanup as a definite measure about your determination. You will feel and look fresh when you start your life without he substance. Chewing pan is really harmful especially because it is known to cause oral cancer and oral sub mucous fibrosis (SMF). Since it is an oral habit there are many substitutes that can be used to replace the oral stimulation. Of course since it is a stimulant you cannot get the same effect and that is worth the loss to give up this very addictive habit. A dense fibrous tissue is deposited in the sub mucosal layer of the soft palate and cheek, causing disabling symptoms like trismus. It contains betel nuts, tobacco, lime, catechu and permitted spices and flavors. The first four substances damage the sensitive mucosa, causing constant irritation and micro trauma to the mucosa. Chemicals present act as a toxin. The phenol in the betel nut, with its caustic burning effect, destroys the mucosa, causing oral ulcers. The betel nut also contains tannins, which act as astringents, precipitating protein and damaging the mucosa. Altogether, this substance known to be physiologically addictive. You can use replacements like nicotine chewing gum (if you want the stimulant effect, especially in the beginning) or ordinary chewing gum, hard candy and any other orally satiating substance, especially when the urge is very strong. You would have got conditioned to the habit to different times of the day and different situations. You must particularly avoid those occasions and occupy yourself with something else attractive. You should get into regular exercise, eat healthily, and get a good night’s rest every day. Visit a dentist and clean up your teeth and gums to wipe out all the reminders and damages of the habit. You may also get a thorough oral check up and treatment for any damages incurred.
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