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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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I'm suffering from depression since many years nd sometimes recovering nd again going to depression as I'm hyper sensitive. I hav attempted to suicide 2 times .I always get -ve thoughts. People say I'm soo innocent. I hate people too.&i m very calm. I fed up with people. I dnt want stay in world. please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm suffering from depression since many years nd sometimes recovering nd again going to depression as I'm hyper sens...
Dear Lybrate User, I am very concerned to see you in this condition. Have you ever taken any professional help for this condition? If not, please consult a Counsellor at the earliest. The Counsellor will help you to understand what is happening to you and what are the causes. I guess that you have had a difficult childhood. Probably your emotions and feelings were not validated by your loved ones. All those suppressed emotions are making you hyper sensitive now. Since you have attempted suicide twice, then it is clear that you are desperate to leave this world which seems an unhappy place for you. I think, suicide is not a solution, it might create more problems for you. It is advisable to consult a Counsellor at the earliest. The Counsellor will listen to you and will accept you unconditionally. The Counsellor will also help you to understand what is happening to you and what is the cause behind your negative thinking. By modifying your thoughts and behaviour you may bring some pleasant change in your life. The Counselling process will help you to explore other options. All the best and take care.
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Hello My Name is Abhishek Jain I am ca final student and from past 16 months I am suffering from health anxiety depression etc and from past week or so I am getting thoughts like everyone wants to kill me or everyone is talking about me or can read my mind or sometimes destructive thoughts like I am doing violence and beating people here and there and shouting at them for no reason I am not doing any of these things which I have mentioned above but the kind of the thoughts which I am getting is killing me from inside.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello My Name is Abhishek Jain
I am ca final student and from past 16 months I am suffering from health anxiety depre...
These are not good signs at all. You need to meet with a counselor and a doctor immediately. Right now it may seem that you have control over your impulses but pretty soon if this goes untreated, you may lose that control. You are developing quite serious paranoid thoughts and in time they can feed into impulses. This is a condition coming from some deep-rooted fear. This fear is now becoming abnormal. YOu need to do regular exercise, have a tight schedule of activities everyday. Meet people and socialize under the guidance of a counselor. Please do not neglect this condition any more.
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Sir. I have a problem. My hand always trembles a lot. Seems to have a nervous system problem.. Please suggest me how to cure it. I shall be grateful to you for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir. I have a problem. My hand always trembles a lot. Seems to have a nervous system problem.. Please suggest me how ...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Kali Phos 6X ( 3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days and update.
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My lover rejected my proposal I went in to lack of concentration I was very much disturbed and full of tensions in my daily work hw to get out of this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Dindigul
My lover rejected my proposal I went in to lack of concentration I was very much disturbed and full of tensions in my...
Dear lybrate-user, life has many ups and downs as you know. If any thing left u. Its understd sumthing better will come to u---this is not only spiritual sayings but also practically seen nw a days. Your own family is waiting for u. The world needs a lot from u. Kindly erase the past exp. And refresh urself. Divert your work. Think of your parents first. I m sure def. You will get a good job and a pair to lead your life smooth. If still you didn't convinced better get an appointment with a psychiatrist for counselling. All the best for your future. Thank you.
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I always feel a lonely even though my friends are near me and I feel very depressed after an incident in school actually I was in a boarding school where people defamed me and no one use to talk to me because I use to study and then I was left all alone and then after that I could no more actually laugh and live the way I use to! So now I need a solution to get back to who I was! please help me!

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I always feel a lonely even though my friends are near me and I feel very depressed after an incident in school actua...
I see that you had to go through difficult times during your boarding school days. Since you were ill treated by your friends you probably have lost faith in people. It has affected your self esteem as well. You are probably feeling worthless. Hence you do not find any joy in life and feel lonely and sad. I also sense that you are ashmed of yourself. I feel very sorry to see what all this has done to you. But please remember, that you are unique. Whatever has happened in your boarding school, it's over now. If it was your mistake, please understand that we all are human beings and we all make mistakes. So forgive yourself and try not to repeat the mistake. If it was not your mistake and if still you were defamed, then have faith in yourself and don't allow others' negativity affect your soul. Because, you know your own self but others may not be able to recognise your true personality. Tell yourself that you do not need anyone's certificate. If you think that you need to improve upon certain personal skills, try to learn some new life skills. Try to be true to your own self and to others. Try to make new friends, understand the goodness in each person you meet, compliment people if you like something about them, keep company of people with positive attitude. If possible seek support from your family - talk to them. Once you gain back your self confidence, and once you start making friends, you will start laughing and start enjoying life again. Take care.
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Hi Dr. My father is very addictive towards cigarettes. He is now suffering from ear problem because of smoking. What could he do to avoid cigarette.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Paste a big picture of smokers lungs in contrast with healthy lungs. And may be draw a big picture of ear with smoke coming out of it. Place it somewhere where he can see, esp while smoking. Try him to shift to nicotine chewing gums and gradually leave it. Hypnotherapy is also very effective. You may read my health tip on smoking cessation.
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I am a patient of "seizure for the last 15 years and am taking Mazetol 200 daily twice. Still some times I feel very depressed, disturbed sleep. What should I do.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am a patient of "seizure for the last 15 years and am taking Mazetol 200 daily twice. Still some times I feel very ...
The relationship between seizure disorder and psychological problems is well known. It is not uncommon to encounter a situation where seizure is well controlled but psychological problems persist. If the depression that you feel is occasional and minor, it can be ignored. If it is troublesome, we can treat it with appropriate medicines. If you do not want to take medicines, psychotherapy can be done. Assuming that you do not have any other medical or psychological problems including bipolar disorder, a medicine such as mirtaz 7.5 at bedtime can be suggested in good faith. It will improve depression, is not addictive and also normalizes sleep. But please bear in mind that as these are medicines and considering your age, a consultation would be warranted at some point of time. Take care sir!
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I have been hurted a year ago in my head from car roof. And I mentally think that it has not cure properly. Can there be blood clot there.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have been hurted a year ago in my head from car roof. And I mentally think that it has not cure properly. Can there...
Go for ct scan of brain if you have doubt's, but one year old injury won't lead to fresh clots, but post injury changes may be ruled out.
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Am a driver am doing sitting job. Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain. Same time am a smoker past 7 years I am smoking regularly. Now I want to stop the smoking. Pls advice me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Am a driver am doing sitting job.
Very long time I am having back pain. How can relief from back pain.
Same time am a...
Back Pain . Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching.
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Few months ago feeling myself in depression. On thinking about something, I goes more deeper and deeper. Sometimes this makes me so angry. Please help me in this case. I had also tried few exercises to cure depression but it doesn't work. Please suggest me something better. .

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
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Few months ago feeling myself in depression. On thinking about something, I goes more deeper and deeper. Sometimes th...
Do not think too much in one situation. Do not be alone. Better to develop busy schedules. Do not give priority to small things. Do not think always I have depression. Feel always happy. Better to develop friendliness and good social relations. Be always happy.
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Pediatrician, Hyderabad
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In school time, I had never went to any stage. But now in university life I have to go sometimes to the stage for presentations. And I don't have the confidence. Also my recalling power is very poor. It takes a lot of time to recall anything. How can I boost my confidence and give presentation smoothly and fast my recalling power?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It seems that you are scared to talk to people. The desire is there but the fear is crippling you. You need to meet with a counselor to deal with this fear and learn how to express the feeling as well as to reach out. Are you afraid that you may not speak well, or that your ideas are not that good, or that people will judge you, or that they will find out about how poor you are intellectually, etc.? These are unnecessary dialogues you have and they are not true at all. When people are in conversation, we are listening to information and how you present the same. You are very harsh on yourself and have decided, for some reason, that you are not good enough. You may have been reprimanded in childhood for speaking or your parents may have been too strict at home. These could intimidate you when you are to speak in front of people. All these matters must be taken up with the counselor. Start talking to people at home first, particularly children, and slowly grade up to older teens and then to adults, as you build confidence. If you prepare and rehearse the conversation you are likely to have, you will do very well when you actually do it. Now there is no guarantee that whatever you prepared is going to be the exact conversation but since you are prepared most of the conversation will go according to script and the rest will be easy to handle because they will be minor deviations from the main course. You could attend the Toastmasters Club, and go for conversational skills courses too. Good social practice will eventually see you through. Nothing will happen, if you are passive about this. For your information public speaking is the number one fear of all mankind. Yet, people speak and appear so confident: it is because they use the fear to advantage and prepare themselves well. So you are not alone. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: 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 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. 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 am a 18 years boy. Now a day I cannot concentrate on my study. Due to family problem. So guide me what to do! Needed your 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 welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I have some problem with my memory. I can't remember anything after two days. What shall I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be under some stress. Meet with a counselor and sort that out for good memory to return to you. In the meantime do the following: 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 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. 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.
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Hello, I am 24 female, I am having a habit of eating fuller earth actually an addiction and I really want to get over with this. I even tried many times but failed ,i stop for eating some time but again I started carving .I m very depressed because of this don't know what to do. Please suggest me something so that I can get rid of this.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
Hello,
I am 24 female, I am having a habit of eating fuller earth actually an addiction and I really want to get over...
Dear Lybrate user Many people have craving of eating these kind of things like clay chalk multani mitti etc. This becomes a habit a pattern in the childhood in most of the cases. This is psychological and can be treated. There are many tips for getting rid of the addiction but this its very difficult to escape from it. You can stop it for some time but it comes back again because there is a cause of this. And this does not end until its roots are found and healed. This is the only reason why many people who are addicted to some or the other thing are not able to quit. Psychotherapy is needed. We provide psychotherapy combined with clinical hypnotherapy which shows great results. You can contact me for a free consultation and get more information regarding this.
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I am lost a my partnership then fell a very depressed so then resolve my problem and say any treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am lost a my partnership then fell a very depressed so then resolve my problem and say any treatment.
Fortunately, this depression is related to an extraneous event. Once this event it managed well in terms of the emotions associated with it, you will feel much better. I recommend that you meet with a business consultant and see what he advises. For the emotional aspect you could meet with a counselor and sort that out. 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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My mom behaves differently. She goes anywhere and does not know how she went. Her anger is uncontrollable and when she cool down she forget how she behaved. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom behaves differently. She goes anywhere and does not know how she went. Her anger is uncontrollable and when sh...
Your mom may be suffering temporary amnesia from an emotional high, especially due to anger. You must discuss this with her doctor and see what s/he suggests. In the meantime have her talk to a counselor and continue with that for many months until he does better. She needs to learn how to handle her emotions and there are signs that her anger is too deeply pent up. This is not a good sign in the long run and she may have a severe outburst where she may not be in control of her actions and may inadvertently do something irreparable.
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I am getting to to much of angry. Particularly husband and my kid only. I am keep on fighting .No happiness. No enjoyments I don't how to control. Can you me solution.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi Lybrate user you can manage your anger by proper take care of your self. Try some relaxation technique like breathing exercise. Identify your hobby and do some of your favourite activities, like singing, listening music, talk to friend etc. Time to time give yourself a treat you will feel much better and try to enjoy your life. When you feel your anger escalating try to do some physical activities. Think before you speak and when you feel yourself calm express your views. Always remind yourself that anger won't fix anything but create many problems. But if your anger seems out of control you can opt counselling sessions. Thanks.
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Sir. I have problem of lack of confidence and fear. Because of this I can't speak in front of crowd. I stop while talking and sometimes I can't even utter a word. Please anyone give me a solution. Which medicine I should take so that I can also speak fluently as other people do. My age is 23.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Sir. I have problem of lack of confidence and fear. Because of this I can't speak in front of crowd. I stop while tal...
You just need to build your skills and confidence of public speaking. There's no need for medicines. Counselling which is done only through talking can help you to gain confidence and lose your fears. Please click on private chat if you have any questions.
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