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Dr. Divya

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Divya Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Divya is a popular Psychologist in Mogappair East, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Divya at Life HealthCare in Mogappair East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Divya on Lybrate.com.

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Sir mai pichhle 10 sal se deshi tambacoo ka seven kar raha hu lekin ab is se mujhe thakan bahut mahsus hoti hai, body me khana ni lagta hai. Sir koi upay bataiye jis se ki shareer ko fir se nicotine rahit bana saku? Aur ise puri tarah sahi hone me kitna time lagega?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Pehle to ye hi achhi bat he ki ap tambaku ka sevan bandh kar rahe he. Jo ap karna chahte he usko detoxification kehte he aur voh karne me step by step medicines deni padti he jo ki kam se kam 6 months leni padti he plus kuchh diet changes bhi jaruri he.. Agar ap seriously treatment karana chate he to consultation kare. Tab tak ap Nux Vomica 30 homoeopathic medicine lene se shuru kar sakte he.
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I am a 48 years old male & I am suffering from depression & anxiety from so many years, due to which my personal life is being affected so much, please advice.

M.Phil - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
You need to talk about your stresses to someone and also seek help from psychologist if you can' t share your problem with any one if required medicines may be prescribed by a psychiatrist.
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Do living alone outside of city and in a non social environment increases anxiety. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Do living alone outside of city and in a non social environment increases anxiety. Please advise.
To some extent you are right but not completely. You already have so many fear related problems and those can be aggravated by this type of social isolation. Remember we are all social animals, gregarious by nature and need each other. We live in an interdependent manner with other people. When we do not have socializing opportunities, we can be under some stress. The final test of a personality is always in a social context, so there will be no opportunity for that and the isolation can be rather stressful. You are also at an age when this will matter a lot and you need to find a resolution to your other anxiety problems to feel better. Deal with your fear with a counselor and a lot of your problems will reduce in size. Do not depend only on medication alone: combine it with therapy too.
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Hello Ma'am. I am very dejected ,actually I can, t concentrate on my study .Whenever I want to study my mind not work properly even I can, t remember a single paragraph. Please suggest me what I do. It,s my humble request to you.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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I have lots to study as a 2nd mbbs student. How to study for long hours without getting tired. What is the best timings to study?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Improve your efficiency by drinking cow's milk and develop yourself in all aspects like hobbies, socially, and also spiritually by reading iskcon books (online or hard copies), best time to read is morning time before 8 am.
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I am 24 years old and I am in a relationship with a man. I am insecure towards this relationship. I have fallen in love for the first time and it is long distance relationship. I am anxious that he does not love me. As there are no attempts from his side to nurture the relationship. In my opinion, when a person is in love. A person should do things that love can grow healthy. A surprise call in the middle of the day would do. But I thing my boyfriend do not care that much. I have discussed things with him earlier about it but there is no improvement or any change in his behaviour. He does not understand my emotional needs. Please help me. All these things are making me awake all night and over stressed.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, I understand. It is important to remember we are only in control of our own emotions, thoughts and behaviors, we cannot control what another persons thinks, feels and does. Many times there is a miscommunication among partners in relationships due to varied expectations. It is important to sit down with your partner and list out your expectations and allow for your partner to do the same. From this you can create common goals and work towards it to improve your relationship. I hope this helps you and your partner better understand each others emotional needs. Please consult privately for further help. Good Luck.
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My old aged father is suffering from depression. He is always thinking negative. Always there's fear on his face. He is scared to go out. Please suggest.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My old aged father is suffering from depression. He is always thinking negative. Always there's fear on his face. He ...
Geriatric depression is often wrongly taken as to aging and its consequences. The changed role of life and being physically and psychologically dependent makes them elders vulnerable. Presence of medical or surgical illnesses further complicates the diagnosis. Please take him to a psychiatrist for proper evaluation. Do not take his complaints for granted and try to involve him in some daily activity which will give him entitlement and purpose.
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What should my daily intake of calories be? I am 19 year old. I don't indulge in heavy activities. I am rather more into studies. What should be my daily calories intake so that I can remain fit.

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
What should my daily intake of calories be?
I am 19 year old. I don't indulge in heavy activities. I am rather more i...
Dear lybrate user. You are just 19 and why do you want to worry about calories. Eat well, play well, sleep well and study well. That will do. Take care.
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I have memory loss becuse of tension,anger,depression,fear,worries,fight.How can i improve my memory power?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You first need to get out of these symptoms to get back to normal memory. Try Cognitive Behavioural therapy.
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Sir I am 16 years old boy. My voice is likely girls how can my voice become like boys. please give me advice and tips. I asked it before but was not helpful. Thank you.

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. Don't worry. Your voice will change. Usually it changes when you enter the adolescent period. But it could take even some more years. See upto the age of 18. If no change, then approach a speech therapist. Take care.
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One of my closest relative suffering from psychotic conditions for many years, have treated with all possible means and best available doctors but for no cure. One senior most doctor found BPD and others take it as RRD. Still have no control over the patient. I am living in a nuclear family with two daughters and a son. No help from family or any close relative, neither have any friendly support just due to neglect. Symptoms of Patient - Crying, sadness, depressed, sometimes get violent, beats family members, doubts on each person, throwing essential items to destroy them in anger. Feeling helpless, left all the hopes to get relieved. Dying seems only solution. Suggest if you have any 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
One of my closest relative suffering from psychotic conditions for many years, have treated with all possible means a...
Dear , mental illness like the one you presented is very difficult to diagnose as well as to manage. Doctors approach symptomatically and treatment is with the help of drugs used for many aspects and accompanying therapy methods. You have to accept the reality to get proper treatment for this closest relative. I suggest you to admit her to an mental health facility and provide her with proper treatment and care. They will be able to provide better care. Please do not worry about your love and care. At this moment, providing her with asylum care, will be the best way you your love towards her. Please. Take care.
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Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60 ml daily. But only in evening. He is 42. I am worried about his liver. Is there any medication to prevent liver disease if he continues to drink. How many years it will be safe to drink this much ?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60...
Hi lybrate-user, your elder brother is suffering from alcohol dependance syndrome. Which is a medical disorder. He is unable to quit at his own, rather not motivated to quit. There are proper treatment of alcohol deaddiction. For this you probaby have to admit him under a psychiatrist trained in deaddiction. There he wll need detoxification treatment; intense psychotherapy e. G. Motivation therapy, relapse prevention therapy, assertive therapy etc. He will also need antcraving therapy. A through gastrointestinal checkup is also required by a gastroenterologist. Hope with proper guidance n family support your brother can be helped.
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I am suffering from pain in region including lower abdomen and scrotal sac I think it might be orchitis but I'm not sure. Pain occurs suddenly and is sharp in nature. History of present illness is past 3 months as pain occurs suddenly no fixed time. I had my USG OF ABDOMEN DONE. IT WAS NORMAL. I also fear of it to be hernia? But actually what it is and proper treatment for it.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
I am suffering from pain in region including lower abdomen and scrotal sac I think it might be orchitis but I'm not s...
May be a simple pull on the testis during some inadvertant jump of vehicle over some speed breaker or a pothole on the road, because your USG is reportedly normal ( ruling out a ureteric stone, which could cause a raditing pain in lower abdomen to scrotal sac ), and you are not complaining of burning or obstructed urination hence less likely to be due to bladder infection. Try to wear a लंगोट to support the testis for 15 days and drive cautiously in rough roads. I hope it will subside after that.
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Mental Health And Ayurveda Connect

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
Mental Health And Ayurveda Connect

According to an Ayurvedic study of mental health, ‘rajas’, ‘satwa’ and ‘tama’ are essential qualities of one’s mind. ‘Satwa’ is essential for knowledge and reasoning, ‘Rajas’ initiates thoughts, whereas ‘Tama’ renders a soothing effect and serves to control overactive ‘satwa’ and ‘rajas’. However, equilibrium among these three is necessary for a healthy mind. A disruption in this balance results in anxiety, anger and even mental disorder. Environmental toxins, stress and information overload take a toll on one’s brain functioning on a daily basis. Along with exercises and a balanced diet, these few herbs can be used for restoring mental balance, thereby promoting mental wellbeing.

  1. Mulungu Bark- Mulungu calms your nerves, thus improving your mood and sleep. It even enhances brain function, helping to reduce anxiety.

  2. Bacopa- Also known as Brahmi, bacopa boosts memory and cognitive abilities. It also aids in lowering the production of stress hormone ‘cortisol’. It sustains the physical health of the brain cells, protecting the brain against ageing.

  3. Rhodiola Rosea- This medicinal herb consists of two powerful compounds called ‘Salidroside’ and ‘Rosin’. Salidroside is a strong antioxidant while Rosin shields against neurotoxicity (toxicity in the nervous system due to the exposure to artificial or natural toxins) by curbing inflammation of the neural cells. This enhances a better mental performance, reducing anxiety, stress and fatigue.

  4. Ziziphus Jujuba- Day-to-day chores over a long period of time can get extremely tiring and affect your physical as well as mental faculties. Ziziphus Jujuba encourages good sleep at night, thus restoring your mental health.

  5. Passiflora Incarnata (passion flower)- This herb acts as a natural sedative; thereby relieving anxiety, which is a primary reason for interrupted sleep.

  6. Scutellaria lateriflora (skullcap)– The anti-oxidant properties of this plant help deal with and alleviate stress levels, in the process, improving your mood and inducing sound sleep. It also helps treat inflammation of the brain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a ayurveda and ask a free question.

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I married in 2012, was arrange. Before the wedding we were talking on the phone. Then I was think . She is a good girl and will be a good life partner. But after marriage it was not certain. As soon as I had thought it was the opposite. She not like to live with my family in it together . They all want something separate and individual and some of his childish antics have hatred in my heart for her. An act of her has always hated the feeling throughout. Which has resulted in the recent. Those that I was upset with the private job pressure. For this, I wanted to own a small business. Something for which lack of money was falling. For this I wanted to sell our gold jewelery . But she did not support me, and My dream was break to a small business. Am now unemployed because of its 6 months. That's one reason that I 'll hate my wife . And I do not like to be with her. Now I am so frustrated and depressed. I do not think there ever will be able to forget this. Some time ago, for not getting a job because I had decided to commit suicide. But I have avoided death . But I do not think I have much time venture to avoid death. So doctor tell me how to adjust in this situation. My big problem is m not want to live my life with wife because I so hate her.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Marriage is about love, understanding and adjustments. But expectations are the biggest hurdle in all these. Marriage is about what two people as a couple want to do, unfortunately in indian joint families it is what the family wants from the daughter in law, which seems to be the case in your marriage. From what you are describing it seems that you two have not developed a relationship of trust. In the absence of trust their cannot be any love. When a woman marries a man, it becomes his duty to uphold her respect in the family, by giving that respect to the woman in your life, you ensure that she will stand by you in all times. But in the absence of trust, and in a situation where the husband is not supportive, she will also decide not to support. The best for you would be to develop a relationship with your wife, try to know her likes and dislikes. It is not fair to ask her to adjust to other people's or your likes all the time. At times you will also have to let her do what she likes. Keeping a family together doesn't mean that everyone has to do, see or eat the same thing. Only those relationships and families can be happy where everyone has the freedom to what they like within some boundaries. If you keep hating her, then you can't be happy. And thinking of dying is a very childish thought- why do you want to run away from the situation, without trying. If you can't bear to live with her, then it would be better to separate rather than dying.
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A Wise Decision: Seeking Professional Help Before It's Late

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA - Psychology, aster of Science - Counseling, Psychotherapy, Phd - Counselling, Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Delhi
A Wise Decision: Seeking Professional Help Before It's Late

Seeking Professional Help Before It's LateDepression and anxiety are affecting millions, all over the world and the phrase ‘pull yourself together” is still at play in INDIA. There is a huge social stigma, and a sense of shame about what others in the community might think about visiting a professional, which now needs to be corrected.
Research shows that Psychotherapy and counselling sessions are the most effective treatments to cure all psychological problems. These sessions not only help individuals to cope with daily problems, but also teaches them the skills and strategies to deal with them more effectively and make oneself emotionally and mentally empowered.

With Psychotherapy and counseling, you’ll learn more effective ways to deal with problems. gradually, you would develop certain problem-solving skills, coping mechanisms and better perception for overall growth.

A lot of people do not seek help and suffer internally because visiting psychologist/ psychiatrist is considered taboo in Indian society, leading to increased mental health problems. Most of the people avoid sharing personal problems and issues, as that might expose them as being weak.

The ideal solution for someone who is depressed, anxious and facing problems at work or in personal life, is seeking a professional help of psychologist/ psychiatrist. However, most people are not aware of the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist and hence are not sure whom to refer.

Let’s find out the difference between the both:

While psychologists and psychiatrists both conduct psychotherapy and research, there are many significant differences between the two professions,which we will list in our separate blog but, one very important distinction between the two is , that psychiatrists can prescribe medications, while psychologists cannot. However, there has been a recent push to grant prescribing powers to psychologist. psychologist deal with therapies, counseling, and building healthy perception towards life. even in cases where medication is required, psychiatrist may refer the client to psychologist further, for complementing the treatment with medicines.

The next time you feel depressed, anxious or need help dealing with overwhelming social situations or difficult times, make a smart choice, consider professional help and feel safe visiting a psychologist/ psychiatrist. In INDIA, with increase awareness and education, people are outgrowing
this stigma and consider it a wise step to go ahead and take initiative toward better life.

Psychological counseling is a tool that creates success, it’s something everybody would need in their life. At each developmental stage, a person needs guidance and awareness as how to adjust with new roles and be successful. Hence, considering counselling and psychotherapy to deal with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, is a wise move.
Take that one courageous step towards life.

Get in touch with us for more information on how we can help you deal with major life problems.

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Hello sir, Mujhe problm hai nervous dairiya. Jab b mai exitment hota hu ya dar jata hu ya kuch tention hoti h. To sudnly pat me dard hota or mujhe toilet me jana padata. Is karan mujhe bahar janeme dar lagata h. please iska kuch ilaj batayi ye.

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 sir, Mujhe problm hai nervous dairiya. Jab b mai exitment hota hu ya dar jata hu ya kuch tention hoti h. To sud...
Dear, it's impossible to deny the effects of anxiety on your body's gastrointestinal system. One of the most interesting aspects of diarrhea is that it can actually be a sign that you're suffering from anxiety. Anxiety is the activation of the fight or flight system when no fears are present. That stress causes a rush of adrenaline that redistributes both water and blood flow. That redistribution means that your gastrointestinal tract is not filtering water correctly, leading to poor stool health. Your body also slows the digestion of food, which contributes to diarrhea. Eating a diet that is healthier for your gastrointestinal system (good fiber, low acid content, etc.) is a good place to start your treatment. Exercise more, stay distracted and slow your breathing or learn to relax. Psychotherapy should clear your problems. Contact me for that. Take care.
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Hi My Mother is 41 Years old. She had an heart attack in March 2012. She was not aware of that heart attack. All she knew was that she had some acidity problem, and that is why she had sever pain & She was hospitalized for 3-4 day In ICU and 2-3 days in general ward. When she got discharged from there she was happy and was not aware of this heart attack. she was absolutely fine sleeping well as usual [twice in day-1. after noon. 2. night]. But after a month when she suddenly knew about this heart attach she was shocked and was very very worried. She couldn't sleep properly for 2-3 month. It became a challenge for her at every night for getting sleep. Even now after 3 years she doesn't get proper sleep. some times she sleeps for twice but rarely. She rarely share about this with family. She don't want us to be panic. Though doctor has given a Sleeping pills, But she rarely take it, Coz she says i don't want to be addicted of this. She takes it only when she doesn't get sleep in late night at 2 or 3 AM. Can we get some help on this, We tried to talk to doctor, They said get the pills. No positive solution. Thanks and warm regards

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don?t understand why she was not told about it being a heart attack. If people cannot hold a confidential piece of information, then this is not at all the correct course of action. Anyway to get the best cooperation out of the patient, she should have been informed and with some counseling she could have been brought around to accepting it and to also adhere to the prescriptions. Perhaps people thought that ?ignorance is bliss? and it seemed to have worked for some time. However, this is a serious condition and her compliance was absolutely necessary for post-operative care and precautions. Something previously, had precipitated the heart ailment and that is a good place to start with. It mostly likely has to do with some disturbance affecting her lifestyle. Perhaps she was not so disciplined in her living conditions. She will have to take sleeping pills because she may aggravate her condition. Sometimes the choice of a particular medication may be opted for to avoid the worsening of her heart, even at the cost of addiction. But, if the doctor-monitored use of sleeping pills is followed, s/he will ensure that she does not become addicted. You must also take her to a counselor to help her deal with all the troubles she may otherwise have.
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I have problem of forgetting everything no matter how much I carefully observe or understand or see or else try to memorize I just forget them even I m unable to remember 1 day ago talks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must be under a lot of pressure that is causing so much of stress that your memory is highly compromised. 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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