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Dr. Daneal

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Dr. Daneal is one of the best Psychologists in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Daneal at I K Hospitals in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Daneal on has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 40 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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Having problem with my memory. I tend to forget many things at a time, some times small things some time big. Cannot understand what is the problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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How to avoid smoking & I wants to know how can I get rid from this habit? I trys many times to avoid smoking but all in vain I needs a proper solution to get rid from smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must keep trying again and again until you succeed. Everybody goes through the grind when giving up smoking: you are not alone. But you must persevere till you defeat this habit.The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Why is that once a person starts taking alcohol or drugs, its is difficult to get rid of this habit?

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 Sonali. Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol and drugs ultimately affect and trigger the pleasure center of the brain. Whenever these substances are used, the pleasure center get activated. Then on habituation, the pleasure center asks for more and more of the substance, just because it gets pleasure. De addiction therapy can help the addict. Take care.
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Doctor I'm 17 year male. I am very much addicted to mobile phone. I'm not able to leave it. Out of 24 hours at most 16 hours I spend in mobile phone. My head also aches as I have migraine but also very much addicted to mobile. My eye also aches but also not able to leave Mobile. My studies also gets hampered but also not able to leave mobile. Till late night I'm addicted to mobile. My parents, my colleague's, my friends or relatives everyone beats me, abuses me, shouts at me but also not effect. Now seriously I am also worried about it. Please please please its my humble request to you please help me. I want a strong solution please.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Doctor I'm 17 year male. I am very much addicted to mobile phone. I'm not able to leave it. Out of 24 hours at most 1...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Agrimony + 3 drops of Olive + 3 drops of Scleranthus + 3 drops of Clematis + 2 drops of Centaury. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose). If any problems consult me online.
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I'm 18 year old and always feel INSECURE in public. I have a fear inside, and due to it different types of negative things come to my mind. Like what if someone beat me, what if someone forcibly take my seat when I'm traveling in train/bus, what if someone break into my house and I won't be able to do anything. Also I am too skinny so that's also a reason for this. Plus low confidence. I was not like this before, since a year or two, I'm like this. Please help me to recover from this condition. It's too hard to live this way.

M.Sc - Food & Nutrition, PG Diploma In Diabetes Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I'm 18 year old and always feel INSECURE in public. I have a fear inside, and due to it different types of negative t...
All your symptoms shows, your Vata has been disturbed. That's the reason, you are thin and think unnecessarily so much. To control your vata:- Practice deep breathing :-Lie down straight on a bed. Place your hand above your head (like, you are holding something 1 feet over your head) and take deep breath for 5 sec. ,hold it for 2 sec. And exhale for 5 sec. Practice this 3 times a day for 10-15 minutes. Practice Jalandher bandh, uddayan bandh and mool band in morning and evening (empty stomach. You can see the process over google. Do sesame oil massage all over the body. Prior going to bed. And in morning before 1/2 hour to bath. Do this with mild hand (do not generate heat. DOn't eat: apple, anar, All Gobhi, Matar.
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Clearing the week's clutter from your mind will leave you feeling remarkably refreshed. Set some time aside every day to focus 100% on the moment.
The art of paying more attention in the present moment is the key to more effective stress and life management.
1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair or on the floor with your head, neck and back straight, but relaxed.
2. Become aware of your breathing, focusing on the sensation of air moving in and out of your body as you breathe. There?s no need to change the breath. Just feel it in your body.
3. When thoughts come up in your mind, don't ignore or suppress them, but simply take note of them. Observe where your mind went off to, without judging, and simply return to your breathing. Remember not to be too hard on yourself if this happens.
4. Set your alarm and practice ten minutes of this when you wake up, or when you go to sleep (or both).

Hey docs, I am continuing smoking from last 10 Years cigarettes & Weeds. I want to quit it. I have tried many times to do it. 50% I have reduced. I want to completely minimize smoking. Is it good if I suddenly stop smoking or slower action. Give me a suggestion. Sometimes I thought that I am loosing my talent for this. I will b very obliged to you.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
There is very difficult to shun the habbit if it has been deepdown ur system,u shud first know why u want to leave the habbit it bad for u body or others dont like it ..or it is both..u must have tried many times but came back to square one..cud u analyse what is the reason whu u came back to square one & if u have solution for that than u can leave this habbit for good otherwise u will keep on back from where u started. First u go for small goals that u will not smoke for six month and u leave this ur examination start as some stressful problem comes ur attention goes to ciggerrete,there may be strong urge but if u have controlled know then u may leave this habbit ..if u shun 21 times when strong urge of smoking comes and u dont smoke ..then u r the right candidate to leave the smoking ..otherwise u will keep on restarting is upto u and ur will power..there is no medical tt
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How Ayurveda Can Help With Alcohol Addiction?

MD - Panchakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
How Ayurveda Can Help With Alcohol Addiction?

Ayurveda is a system of medicine that originated from the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the alternative therapies of medicine. It is also the world’s oldest form of medicine.

What is Alcohol Addiction?
Alcohol addiction is defined as a chronic disease in which individuals drink alcohol in excessive amounts for longer periods, thereby creating a physical and psychological dependence on alcohol.

Statistics of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol is banned in some parts of India, such as Manipur and Gujarat. Around 62.5 million people are believed to drink alcohol in India. Alcohol consumption is widespread in Western countries.

Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
The patient may experience the following symptoms:

  1. An inability to stop drinking (once drinking begins)
  2. Physical discomfort on withdrawal (when not drinking)
  3. Extreme agitation or anxiety
  4. “Blacking Out” Regularly
  5. Neglecting Your Responsibilities
  6. Persistent insomnia
  7. Nausea or vomiting
  8. Seizures
  9. Hallucinations

Role of Ayurveda in the Management of Alcohol Addiction
Ayurveda believes that people who are addicted to alcohol are trying to escape their problem and inner tension caused by emotional stress. The effects of these intoxicating substances alter the balance of the mental health, and patients start believing that they are being helped, but they are creating further imbalances in the body. Ayurveda aims to restore all the imbalances that have been created. It also improves the individual’s ability to deal better with stress.

If the patients can learn to manage their stress, they can stop resisting themselves from abusing it, and the need to abuse alcohol will cease. The regular practice of yoga postures can improve health and help people to deal better with stress.

In this system of medicine, the patient is asked for the details of the disease, a full picture of the patient’s lifestyle, diet, physical fitness, emotional level, and the current health situation. It also includes a complete examination of the patient and an examination of the pulse and patient’s vital parameters. Other factors, such as the appearance of the skin and eyes, will also be carefully recorded.

After completing this full assessment, the conclusion will be made. Depending upon the analysis and evaluation, the appropriate treatment will be given.

Meditation is the best way for the people who are trying to get out from an addiction. It not only helps them deal with emotional stress but also increases their ability to manage the stress factors that occur in life. Overcoming an addiction is very difficult. If an individual stops alcohol consumption abruptly, he/she may experience withdrawal symptoms, and these symptoms can be life-threatening. Therefore, it is always advisable to consult the doctor before taking any such step.

Been horribly betrayed by best friend (guy) who I thought was loving me however he didn't and was a friend with benefits. It lead to depression and finding ways to come out of it. Need help!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Been horribly betrayed by best friend (guy) who I thought was loving me however he didn't and was a friend with benef...
The end of a relationship often feels like the end of the world. After all the time and energy you have invested in it, it is very painful when it gets over. Keep in mind that life is full of ups and downs; nothing is permanent. The pain you feel today will go away with time. Give yourself time to heal. Give time, time. In the meanwhile don't isolate yourself from your friends and family. Confide in someone you are comfortable with. Make a list of life goals, and plan how to achieve them. Relationships are an important part of your life, but they are not everything. Spend time with those close to you, indulge in some enjoyable activities. Keep yourself busy. Slowly you will see that there is a lot to life. However if you are feeling suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. Don't wait to feel worse.
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