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Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi  - Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. B.S.Gajalakshmi Psychologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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 has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 33 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Hi doctors. I have one problem. That whenever I will heard about some incident or shock news my heart beat fast. And I feel anxiety and weakness could you please suggest me. How to make my heart strong.

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, -To relieve your anxiety & fears do regular exercise like walking, jogging for 20-30 min, also do yoga, meditation & deep breathing as they have a positive & calming effect on the mind & help you become physically & mentally stronger to face various situations in life, also your heart beat will not rise as it does now -have a well balanced, nutritious diet with more of fruits & vegetables & consume 7-8 glasses of water per day for good digestion -sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night as it greatly helps in reducing anxiety & stress, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed. -engage yourself in work, other activities like reading, music, playing games these help build confidence & keep the mind stable.
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I used to masturbate a lot during my college days. Now I have stopped but I think my memory has become very weak as a result of that. I hardly recognize people I know, I find it difficult to understand what my PhD lecturers teach me. Please help me to strengthen my memory.

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Nashik
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I am a 17 year old boy. I have some vocal problem. I cannot pronounce words correctly. Like when I try to pronounce L it sounds like N. And when I try to pronounce S air blowned out through nose. Please give me some quick suggestions which I can try at home. Thanks.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Hello sir, according to your condition you can start pronounce the word in which you feel difficulty by braking that particular word aur alphabet. Try it in you home. Thanks.
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I have suffered with anxiety, feeling of heart beat, nervousness and sleeping disorder from last one month. Presently taking alprazolam 0.25 But it is very difficult to get sleep at night. However I have no any type of stress. Suggest me which is the best and safe between alprazolam vs etizolam.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Both are equally bad with negative effects on psyche. Stop sleeping tabs gradually as rebound effects can be worse than initial symptoms, every negative emotion surfaces. May be you do not need any medicines. Take a glass of warm milk with honey at bed time, watch soothing programmes on tv and listen to music, read good books. If day has been spent well while on the job, there is no reason that a person will require medicines to get sleep. Yoga and relaxation exercises do help reduce the stress & the stress in your case is that you do not get enough sleep. Remember some leaders at 65 + sleep only for 5-6 hours and work non stop for 18 hours a day.
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I have been diagnosed as a case of Major Depression in 1983.Presently I am taking floxitine tabs,lithium tabs and some tabs for relaxation.I have never tried any other system of Medicine.I dont know whether it can be of any great help. Kindly advise.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Yes.Non pharmacological approach can also help u.You try progressive deep muscle relaxation technique for relaxation instead of taking antianxiety drugs. Also the duration and type of last episode information can make me answer about taper off ur fluoxetene.
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I have a neck pain and radiate to both hand and feeling discomfort during computer work. Also pain in the upper bach between the shoulder blade. Feeling week my wrist and forearm. So I am depressed suddenly. How I cure this.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic kali phos 3x + nat sulph3x + nat mur 3x + silica 12x. And 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 day's
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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 am feeling very depressed during this days nd I dnt why every time I feel very insecure in some places I dnt like food to eat I just get temper every time.

Homeopath, Bareilly
1] find out the cause of your depression and feeling insecurity and try to remove that. Talk to your family members and friends about the matter. May be you will get the solution. 2] take a break from your routine life and go outside with your friends or family for mood change. Talk to others on common matters. 3] eat nutritious food, at least one seasonal fruit, have milk and drink plenty of water. 4] sleep for at least 8 hours and do meditation daily. 5] develop your hobbies and do some creative work, that will enhance your confidence. 6] spend some time on yourself in your personality grooming. 7] take homeopathic kali phos 6x, 4 tablet four times daily.
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I got 25 mark out of 30 mark in maths since I am feeling depressed kindly help me.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
I empathize with you but it is also important that you be thankful for your marks, and believe that next time you can do much better. Always acknowledge your achievements, they are first step towards victory.
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Relieving Stress With Aromatherapy

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Relieving Stress With Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy involves the usage of essential plant oils in order to improve one's well-being and relieve stress. These oils are sometimes put in a diffuser and allowed to permeate the surrounding air. Stress management can be done using aromatherapy.

How Does Aromatherapy Work? Aromatherapy works by several methods such as aerial diffusion, topical application and inhalation. It can also be used rectally, vaginally or orally in case of infections and congestions. Use of natural essential oils is recommended as synthetic oils are not as effective as natural ones and the synthetic chemicals are harmful to the skin.

Holistic Aromatherapy: Having a massage where essential oils are used is known as holistic aromatherapy. The smell of the essential oil along with the oil getting absorbed by the skin or a tissue massage helps in relieving the worst muscle and joint pains or tension. Holistic aromatherapy is one of the most common ways of aromatherapy.

Along with stress relief, aromatherapy also helps in boosting the body's immunity. The immune system of the body is strengthened by stimulation of chemicals in the brain, which fight infections.

Indirect or Direct Inhalation: Indirect and direct inhalation are primary methods for application of essential oils. By inhaling the oils from a safe distance, our brain tends to slow down and ends up in a level of deep relaxation.

Stress causes a lot of serious health problems in our body and the inhalation modes of aromatherapy are excellent procedures to relax emotional turmoils that lead to extreme stress.

Aesthetic Aromatherapy: This method of aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils in diffusers, burners or in a bath. This popular method is availed by people of different ages. Bathing salts, bath beads and shower gels are made using essential oils, and they soothe the skin. The skin gets pampered and stress is relieved. Scented candles also contain essential oils and provide refreshment and relaxation.

Essential Oils: Essential oils are the main instruments of aromatherapy. These oils are extracted from plants using the methods of steam distillation, cold press and absolute.

The most popular essential oils which are used in aromatherapy for relieving stress are geranium, lavender, peppermint, chamomile, jasmine or lemon grass. Before using these oils, read the labels on the pack carefully to know about the natural ingredients, and they should always be diluted before using in jojoba, olive or coconut oil. The oils can also be applied to handkerchiefs, pillows and other objects.

Aromatherapy uses essential oils to give you great relief from stress. The benefits of aromatherapy are great, and the method is very simple and easy to follow. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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Hello sir Past 2-3 days I got some realistic type of dreams related to my life. I can't remember it properly but it make me dull in mentally. And I feel like very disturbed and tensed. I can't concentrate on my study due to this. I have not experienced before this type of situation, it was first time. And one more thing , At one night dreams comes 3-4 times continuously one by one. My age -22 I sleep less becoz of IES preparation. My sleeping timing - 4 am to 11 am Thanks in advance

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
You report of having dreams almost 3-4 times every night. Also you admit remembering them vividly in your short span of sleep. This itself suggests your lack of restful and relaxing sleep. A tense and anxious mind with a burden of sleep lag would eventually land up having more of rem sleep, causing dreams to be remembered. I would advise you you have 7-8 hours of restful sleep daily. For relaxation you may try deep breathing exercises, yoga or meditation too.
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My wife has been feeling that something is moving in her body from her mouth to leg. That unknown thing is not paining but her concentration going loss. Due to which she feels weakness and laziness so much. She do not wish to do any work and always prefer to lay on bed. Also, she's going hyper and frustrated on small things, she forgets small small things and taking so much time to remember. When these problem has started she even not taking care of herself. Her face freshness has gone away, also facing hairfall problem. She is been going in depression now. I had visited so many Dr. but they have been told that is only acidity/ hyper acidity. Also completed all types of medicine course but still she is been not getting recover. Pls help me on this.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
It happens due to dissatisfaction in the matters of life and relationships with you and her children. Please make it a point to spend quality couple time with her and let her feel comfortable. No need to prove that she is feeling wrong. Also if needed make a direct contact with an expert in relationship and Psychotherapist for having an open interaction, guidance, support and Psychotherapy if needed. If severity is more then even medicines can be advised. One to one meeting with expert either online or in person, either me or anyone nearby would work wonders.
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I am 29. Not yet married but I have been drinking and smoking for the past 11 years. Let me know ways to quit and get started for my married life!

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. Quitting substance habbits are not easy. But if you have willpower, you should be able to quit the habits in one go. Quit today and sustain it with the help of will power and motivation. There are other methods like de-addiction therapy. Still, in my experience, quitting in one go is the most effective method. Motivation therapy and will power building therapy should help you. Take care.
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So how can I manage my mental stress. How to enjoy my sexual life with my loved one. Please give me a resolution for my problem.

Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi Librate user Stress is a normal mental process. Every individual feel stress at some point. It depends on you how you manage it. You should identify the sources of your stress and take action where you can. Try to keep a positive realistic attitude. You should accept that you can't control certain things but it depends on you- how to respond. Share your feeling and opinion with a close friend or relatives. Try to eat healthy, try to manage your time wisely. Get enough sleep and spend some quality time with your loved one. Deep breathing and relaxation technique is very helpful for relieve the stress. Thanks.
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I have severe headache at my temple regions since 4-5 months and its continuously there every alternate day and as an addition now a days I am facing issues like memory loss, loss of awareness, social isolation etc. Please suggest me a remedy.

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. From the given symptoms, it seems that you are suffering from stress disorder. You should consult a psychologist. 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. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. 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 psycho therapy methods. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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I hate myself. I feel as is life has nothing in store for me. Earlier it was occasional, now it is regular phenomena. I am a diabetic too.Does that have anything to do with that?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Life will not offer anything on a platter for you. You make your life. You cannot do so, if you hate yourself. This is a setup for depression. Instead of being your best friend, you have become your own enemy. When you became a diabetic, and you were extremely disappointed by that, it could be the reason. But in my opinion, it seems more than that. Go out there and face the world, in that manner you will attract positive forces and events into your life. Think positive, you will become positive. Your attitude has to change. Speak to a counselor to identify any past events in your life that may have impacted your mood and attitude. Work on what you discover and big changes may be the order of the day
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I am 34. Two months over I had an operation for spine, The operation was laminectomy and nervous decompression. Doctor told me to take rest for three months. But now after 2 months that pain in back. My left from butt is paining till calf. I am doing the exercise. Still I am taking rest. I wanted to join the work, what should I do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Dear lybrate-user, if the pain is there even after decompression and laminectomy then it seems the compression has occured again. Some of the nerve is being compressed and it is paining but it can also be due to operative procedure. Do not join for work now, it is strictly not recommended.
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