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Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi  - Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi

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Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi is a renowned Psychologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi at BRS Hospital in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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When i'm go to college i'm in depression. My whole body is not in my control. I have phobia what everyone think about me! best way to get out with depression & what thing useful in depression? I mean what type of exercise, meditation or yoga!

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
When i'm go to college i'm in depression. My whole body is not in my control. I have phobia what everyone think about...
Find out your strengths, achievements and focus on it, recall it when you feel low. Start mindfulness meditation and brisk walking. I can help you by online consultation to inculcate healthy habits.
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Non Stress Test on Fetus - What Should You Know About it?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Non Stress Test on Fetus - What Should You Know About it?

Pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most important time in the life of a woman. It is a time to celebrate and yet be cautious as well, so that all goes well and the end of the pregnancy is a beginning of life for a baby. There are numerous ways of monitoring the health of the foetus during pregnancy. The non-stress test is one of the ways. Let us find out more about this: 

Heart rate monitoring: The non-stress test is basically concerned with the monitoring of the heart rate of the foetus. This is a prenatal test that is very commonly used in order to check the overall health and vitals of the baby while it is still in the womb. The test is essentially carried out to check how well the heart rate responds to the other movements carried out by the baby inside the womb. It is called a non-stress test because there is no external stimulation that may put pressure on either the heart rate or the movements of the baby.

Why: This test is usually recommended by the doctor when there is an increased risk of losing the foetus due to complications. This test is usually carried out when the pregnancy is in 26th to 28th week. This test will usually show whether or not the baby needs extra test, monitoring or care. This test is essentially conducted to check the oxygen supply and is a non-invasive procedure that does not pose any serious physical risks or harm.
Fetal Hypoxia: This test will also show whether or not the baby is suffering from fetal hypoxia, which is a condition where the heart beat is disrupted, if the passage of oxygen is blocked due to some reason.

Conditions for non-stress test: The non-stress test may be conducted if the lady in question has lost or had complication in previous pregnancy. Also, if the mother has any other medical condition like diabetes or cardiovascular conditions, then this test is imperative. Decreased movement of the foetus may also prompt the doctors to take action and conduct this test as a cautionary measure.

Procedure: During the procedure, you will be asked to lie down on a reclining chair and two belts with monitors will be attached to your abdomen. The heart rate of the baby, as well as the movements, will then be studied once the monitors are switched on. These monitors are in turn attached to a screen, in order to take the reading. This test will take no more than twenty minutes. However, if there is no movement in the baby, then the test may continue for a little longer until the baby becomes more active.

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I have been learning vocal music since 1 year. When I get up in the morning, my voice is very heavy and low. When I rehearse music in the morning, it feels uncomfortable can't go high note also. Please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have been learning vocal music since 1 year.
When I get up in the morning, my voice is very heavy and low. When I r...
It all depends on the vocal cords anatomical position and I will suggest you to rehearse your music as per your normal voice and do normal gargling and avoid any unnecessary food items and don't strain your self much and it can also be possible that after slow rehearsal you can get the pitch you want but it would take extra time.
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Hello Sir I am Seema i am in job Because of my boss and my family conditions I feel mental stress most of the time Please suggest me somthing to get relief from stress

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
Please understand you need to give more information about your job and family conditions so as to get a proper answer. You do not keep balance between family and job, stress is normal. The best way out is to be passionate about both. Learn to enjoy whatever you do.
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I suffer from anxiety and depression. U feel moody and I eat less. I do not socialise with anybody. It all started after a breakup. Please help me.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
I suffer from anxiety and depression. U feel moody and I eat less. I do not socialise with anybody. It all started af...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, Breaking up from a relationship is always a tough proposition. Its normal to feel some amount of lowness after such stressful life events. Talking to someone close for venting out your feelings an dregular exercise helps in getting over this phase. In case the symptoms last longer and are not reducing even after 2-3 weeks, seeking a psychiatric consultation will be the best way forward. Treatment with medications or counseling or a combination of both will help you het over this phase. I do hope that you are able to fight out and emerge stronger. Best wishes.
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My father is a smoker since more than 20 years, can you prescribe me with something to help him quit smoking?

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, 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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I m a 18 yrs old and college student also. But I can't remember everything. Any suggested.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are into your late adolescence and there are bound to be issues related to this stage in your life. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. 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 chemical: 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 junk food.
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I have quit drinking alcohol From last 4 years now can I start drinking Beer. will this decision be harmful for my health. I am now 40 years old.help me?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have quit drinking alcohol
From last 4 years now can I start drinking
Beer. will this decision be harmful for
my he...
Hello lybrate-user, if you were taking large amounts of alcohol, earlier and are free from alcohol for last 4 years it is best to continue to be alcohol-free. Otherwise you might go back to similar drinking pattern, as before. Complete 5 years of being alcohol-free. Alcohol in any form is harmful.
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Hiii I am frasted for day by day Who to reason im depressed in daly life please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Hiii
I am frasted for day by day
Who to reason im depressed in daly life please help.
Pl start pranayam and meditation for 10 minutes only and evening. Take pure honey and mix 1/2 tsp powders of jatamansi, shankhpushpi and brahmi herbal powders to it and drink cow milk. Twice.
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I miss vaidehi patil age: 24 have been suffering from depression since a long time. I am very sensitive. I get angry and cry very easily. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I miss vaidehi patil age: 24 have been suffering from depression since a long time.
I am very sensitive. I get angry ...
At your age and for the length of depression, you have had this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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M suffering from depression. M suddenly gets upset without any reason. I get angry on little things. I scared of socially.

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
M suffering from depression. M suddenly gets upset without any reason. I get angry on little things. I scared of soci...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I want to get rid of my father drinking please give me some good medicine for it my father is about 65 years old and he use to drink alcohol daily.

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
I understand your concern about your father's drinking problem. Addiction is disease and it requires holistic approch of intervention. Please do take professional help, as regular use of alcohol not only affect body but it also affect the thinking and feeling of the user. Follow the detoxification process under medical supervision and then take a decision of long term rehabilitation as per the doctors advice. Along with abstience one also needs counselling and psychotherapy to overcome the cognitive and behavioral dysfunction. Talk to psychiatrist and psychologist immediately. Feel free to contact for further help.
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I hv anxious disorder. My neurologist given me odypram (escitalopram OXALATE AND CLONAZEPAM), OLAnzapine, NAPROXEN SODIUM AND DOMPERIDONE, and CHYMOLIFE DP (TRYPSIN, diclofenac potassium). In beginning they showed effect but after someday they did not. I want second consultation.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I hv anxious disorder. My neurologist given me odypram (escitalopram OXALATE AND CLONAZEPAM), OLAnzapine, NAPROXEN SO...
Neurologist is not the right specialist to treat anxiety. He seems to have prescribed a masala of medications. Consult a psychiatrist, who is the right person to treat anxiety. Sometimes CBT needs to be combined with anxiolytics for better outcomes. All the best.
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I get a lot of anxiety and panic attacks. And that stays for 2-3 days relating to petty issues. Is there any medicines which are safe and I can control by taking them? And how should I stop anxiety naturally? Please 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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I get a lot of anxiety and panic attacks. And that stays for 2-3 days relating to petty issues. Is there any medicine...
Dear lybrate-user, thanks for the question. I understand your concerns. I went through the details. Anxiety is a disorder. Not a disease. Mental diseases are usually treated with the help of psychiatric medicines. Mental disorders are treated with the help of psychotherapy, life style changes and relaxation methods. Panic attacks are always due to the underlying anxiety disorders. To clear panic attacks, you need to treat and clear anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy techniques include rational emotive therapy, cognitive behavior therapy etc. You should consult a psychologist for these therapies. In the mean time, you can start physical exercise at least for one hour and breathing exercises for 10minutes daily. I hope this answer satisfies you. I am available for further clarifications. Take care.
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I m in relation with a guy now. I knw him for 6yrz. 7yrz back I was in frndshp with another guy whom I considered as my own brother. I gave him a kiss as a brother at that tym and not in wrong sense.Disturbing me very badly. I cant concentrate on anything thinking whether my liver will go away from me if I tel this to him. My. Minf is disturbed. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Absolutely no problem: you can tell him and have no fear of repercussions. If he reacts badly then he does not deserve you. The matter is so trivial I am surprised at your concerns. Kissing someone like that, and seeing him only as a brother, smacks of so much of cute puppy-love that by itself it is not a threat to any relationship. I am afraid that if you harbor this fear in you, you may communicate in such a fashion expecting some trouble and inadvertently set up such a reaction from your current boyfriend! There was no sex, no love and no physical involvement that this is innocent banter after all. So share this experience in a jocular manner and with the utmost confidence and have a good laugh. Your relationship should always be based on the truth; and must be resilient enough to take such tiny experiences. Also that relationship is all over and unless you still have feelings for that guy you could be doing some injustice to this relationship. This truth is not at all incriminating. Don?t share this with your boyfriend with any fear of some wrong-doing on your part, and say it in passing, confidently and very casually.
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Sir I have a major problem that I can't do anything continuously. I mean workout, study n also working for my dream. I will continue this activities upto 2 or 3 months max. After that I am getting bored with this things n stop doing. What should I do for continuity in such activities for a long run.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir I have a major problem that I can't do anything continuously. I mean workout, study n also working for my dream. ...
Variety is the spice of life. All of us tend to get bored by our routines and therefore we have the concept of a weekly off and vacation. To avoid getting bored of things , do everything in moderation . Take short breaks in between eg exercise 5 days a week, or change the form of exercise - gym for 3 days, go to the park on the other 3 days and take an off on one day . Likewise for working for your dream, set monthly ,weekly and daily targets . Reward yourself whenever you are able to achieve your target . Take a break for a couple of days . You don't have to be productive 24X7.
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Mam m kuch time se bhut jada prshan hoon or samj m ni aarah ek dum se yeh sb kese ho gya.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Mam m kuch time se bhut jada prshan hoon or samj m ni aarah ek dum se yeh sb kese ho gya.
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. Mix 2 drops of Aspen+ 2 drops of Mimulus + 2 drops of Mustard +Cherry Plum 2 drops + 2 drops of Scleranthus + + 2 drops of White chestnut Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online. These flower remedies are available in Homoeopathy pharmacy.
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Sir I am doing m. Tech from IIT DHANBAD also called ISM DHANBAD,, after failed in first year I am feeling so depression and tension. Unable to concentrate on study,, feeling dizziness,, alone. Please suggest me any medicine and treatment for this and what I have to do in this situation??

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
Sir I am doing m. Tech from IIT DHANBAD also called ISM DHANBAD,, after failed in first year I am feeling so depressi...
Dear lybrate user. You do not need any medicines. Even if you use medicines, unless you change your attitude, nothing changes. Please understand, failure is not the end of anything. You can always study well and perform well. Instead of worry what happened in the past, prepare yourself for the future. You need psychological counseling. Take care.
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For some days I have been feeling like someone is shaking me and my bed during sleep, as if I am on the middle of quake. What kind of disorder is this? How to get rid of this problem?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
For some days I have been feeling like someone is shaking me and my bed during sleep, as if I am on the middle of qua...
Hi, it can be a phobia. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation the affected person will go to great lengths to avoid, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine - arnica 30/ 3 times a day daily for a month, revert.
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