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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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I had one minor panic attacks. I consulted doctor and now I don't have any panic attacks. But sometime I fear from the fear of panic attack, What to do?

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
I had one minor panic attacks. I consulted doctor and now I don't have any panic attacks. But sometime I fear from th...
Dear Mary. Panic attacks are always due to underlying anxiety disorder. Therefore treatment is given to anxiety disorders and thereby panic attacks are cleared. If you take treatment for anxiety disorder, you don't have to worry about panic attacks. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Me and my boyfriend are together since from 1 yrs. Before we were completely compatible with each other but now situation has changed. Now he don't trust me anymore. Before when we engage in relation he use to tell me that he don't like small stuff to be done like if I forgot to tell him that i am going outside he gets angry. And yes he is my second boyfriend but I never hide anything about my ex boyfriend I informed every thing about how we engage in relation and how he left me. But still my current boyfriend always involve in past talks. And always remind me about my past and again fight begins. I don't know what to do. If I say any thing wrong to him so he will say ok dis is only left and all. I always hide things just to avoid fight. He left me saying I broke his trust just because I told him half truth that I am going outside with my mom. I dint informed him that I am even having exam. He always told me tell me whatever is there let it be but tell me truth what if I get angry but tell me truth but I ignored this just because I don't want fighting but now situation is hectic he wants to leave me. He don't want to listen to me. He just want to leave me by saying that I broke his trust. But thats not true I really love him and I want him as my future. Now he want me to say something valid to stop him and comeback in life again. Please suggest me some solution what should I do to convince him to again come back in my life.?

M.Sc. - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Coimbatore
We should find out what is bothering him to engage in fight with you always. There might be this: 1. He might have got a new relationship better than this 2. He might have seen something which you were hiding would have hurt him more 3. He would have started suspecting you for some trivial issues that might have developed out of possessiveness he had on you. Now he needs to come down to understand the situation or open up his problem he found in you. If he is not trying to have a good relationship with you then you need to settle the fire. If he is not all ears to reform the relationship it is better to give him some time to understand you. Focus on your studies or work whatever, try to distract urself from the stress. The fire will settle on its own. Do not worry.
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Hi. My voice has become hoarse and not able to sing. Feels heavy throat. Sometime feels tightness in neck. Lot of mucus feels on one side of neck and ear. Tongue is being pulled back when facing upwards. please help me resume my singing.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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Since I lost my only 2 children, am always on shocked, am depressed any solution for it sir?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Really very sad to read it. But life has to go on. God has some other plans for us. You can start with tab escitalopram 10mg daily after breakfast. Take tab etizolam0.5 mg twice a day.
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How Lack Of Sex Can Affect Your Relationship

Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( GAMS )
Sexologist, Delhi
How Lack Of Sex Can Affect Your Relationship

Modern lifestyle generally motivates you to be conscious of your health and external obstacles to attain a fit body. But like many other problems that are not quite evident, lack of sex in your relationship may look like a trivial matter in the beginning, but can become a bigger emotional and psychological problem for you and your partner. Here are several ways in which lack of sex can lead to trouble in your relationship, and in the long run affect your mental and psychological health.

  1. Resentment as a primary factor: It has been widely accepted that resentment towards your partner is one of the primary reasons for the lack of sex in your relationship. However, you cannot ignore the fact that in most cases, lack of sex, which is not due to resentment, leads to resentment and misunderstandings, making it a serious issue. This will indeed induce great stress in you, affecting the way you treat your partner even outside the bedroom.
  2. Harm caused by resultant depression: Lack of sex in a relationship often goes a long way in widening the emotional gap between you and your partner. It results into simmering resentment or quarrels. The feeling of rejection has been known to induce severe clinical depression, which can seriously affect the relationship.
  3. Stress which you can't cope with: Doctors all over the world agree that sex is a great stress buster. The release of chemicals like endorphin or oxytocin inside the body induces relief and a feel-good mood, which reduces anxiety of daily life goals. When you stop having sex, the stress increases, which at some point of time or the other will lead to misunderstandings and problems in the relationship and emotional strain.

Overall, lack of sex leads to insecurity in the relationship and builds up mistrust, which in turn affects your and your partner's personal health. So, sitting down and discussing how to address this issue might be a good idea if you notice the lack of passion in your relationship.

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How to control myself from seeing porn video and bad image of girls in mind. I am really in big trouble. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.Sc - Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Sexuality & Sexual Counseling
Ayurveda, Bangalore
How to control myself from seeing porn video and bad image of girls in mind. I am really in big trouble. Please help me.
First your sexual fantasy has to be understood. Your sexual preference need to be assessed. Sexual counseling will help you to understand your sexual need.
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I have an break up with my girlfriend so I'm not able to think anything but her please. Help me. Please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have an break up with my girlfriend so I'm not able to think anything but her please. Help me. Please.
It looks like you are pining for her after the break up. Have you analyzed why you two had this fallout? If it your fault, then apologize and see if she is amenable. If not you may have done something quite unforgivable. It seems you have discovered that a heterosexual relationship is very different from normal relations. It is very intense, and the very thing that makes it attractive (the opposite sex and all its nuances), can also be its nemesis. You must learn what that difference was about your past relations and this particular one and find out how to live with a love relationship. There must be love, respect, commitment, honesty, trust, and freedom in the romantic scene. If however, this is final, then remove all associations of hers: gifts, notes, letters, cards, emails, and any reminders to get her out of your system, not just the mind. Keep the good memories but don’t indulge in them. Get back to your old pals and revive those contacts. Normally when we get a girl friend, we drop all our friends and live exclusively with her. This is not a good thing to do, generally. So do get back to them and get into good social circles. They will help you get over her. Do not talk ill or malign your ex to your friends, whatever was the reason. That is unfortunately a very bad habit many of us have – we must still respect her reputation and treat her with dignity. Since this break up is so serious for you do meet up with a counselor and talk about your feelings, openly. This is not the end of the world and she is not the only girl in life. You will find another but learn not to repeat the mistakes that led to the breakup. This time choose wisely and behave like a true gentleman.
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Hi, I have one problem. i was shivered at fear and when I carry some weights even to take selfie with mobile on that time my hand was shivering i'm not alcoholic. But everyday i faced this problem. If i get fear and scary moments the problem will be high. What is the problem of that. please tell me solution.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi, I have one problem. i was shivered at fear and when I carry some weights even to take selfie with mobile on that ...
Dear Seshuk, Shivering may be due to anxiety, or due to thyroid problem or due to some drugs you use or smoking or other neurological causes. Please don't avoid taking selfie or other scary moments. If you continue, the fear and shivering will be reduced. However consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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I am a person with deep anxiety issue. I have problems in coping up with my daily life and I have trust issues. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
I am a person with deep anxiety issue. I have problems in coping up with my daily life and I have trust issues. Pleas...
Poor coping skills can lead to difficulty in managing problems in daily life and can in turn lead to anxiety. Learning coping skills from a specialist, can empower you to handle difficult situations and cope with anxiety as well. You can visit a psychiatrist for specific management.
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Mind gets depressed. Please suggest.

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist,
If you are referring to bouts of sadness, it's very important that you seek some help from a trained professional. How long have you been feeling that way and do your circumstances add to your sadness? If your mind is depressed, it's likely to affect your daily functioning as well.
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I have a small daughter and she is studying not very well. What I will do. Please reply.

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, children never studies. They always learn from experiences. They learn from what ever they do with interest. When they learn such, they cannot forget too. That is the reason why the curricula of children are always made interactive, with entertainment and play. In home also you should try to make the child learn with the help of kindergarten techniques. Take care.
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Hi I am 40 years old male. I am having habit of chewing masala tobacco from last 15 years. Tried lot many times but never been able to quit the same. Now the urge has increased and intake has become more. Please help me in this regard.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The urge to increase the consumption over time is what is called developing tolerance and dependence to the substance. This is why it is addicted and progressively damaging. Chewing tobacco is really harmful especially because it is known to cause oral cancer and oral submucous fibrosis (SMF). Since it is an oral habit there are many substitutes that can be used to replace the oral stimulation. Of course, since it is a stimulant you cannot get the same effect and that is worth the loss to give up this very addictive habit. A dense fibrous tissue is deposited in the submucosal layer of the soft palate and cheek, causing disabling symptoms like trismus. It contains betel nuts, tobacco, lime, catechu and permitted spices and flavors. The first four substances damage the sensitive mucosa, causing constant irritation and micro trauma to the mucosa. Chemicals present act as a toxin. The phenol in the betel nut, with its caustic burning effect, destroys the mucosa, causing oral ulcers. The betel nut also contains tannins, which act as astringents, precipitating protein and damaging the mucosa. Altogether, this substance is known to be physiologically addictive. You can use replacements like nicotine chewing gum (if you want the stimulant effect, especially in the beginning) or ordinary chewing gum, hard candy and any other orally satiating substance, especially when the urge is very strong. You would have got conditioned to the habit to different times of the day and different situations. You must particularly avoid those occasions and occupy yourself with something else attractive. You should get regular exercise, eat healthily, and get a good night’s rest every day. Visit a dentist and clean up your teeth and gums to wipe out all the reminders and damages of the habit. You may also get a thorough oral check up and treatment for any damages incurred. If you are unable to give it up on your own, you need to be admitted into a rehabilitation center nearby until you are completely out of it. They will have you deal with all other issues also. Even after you come out of the center, you must continue therapy and attend Smokers Anonymous meetings regularly.
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I am feeling palpitation depression on small issues and sleep after one - hours going bed. My psychiatrist doctor gave few medicines and finally kept me on d venizep50 since six months and asked me to continue for another six months. I hv some relief but not normal. please advice if change medicine or continue on same strength of d venizep50. Regards.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am feeling palpitation depression on small issues and sleep after one - hours going bed. My psychiatrist doctor gav...
You should have comfortable feeling with 6 months of treatment, since you do not have discuss the difficulties with your psychiatrist or get a 2nd opinion. All the best.
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Hello, I am om keshri I am 27 year old and I am suffering from stammer problem form last around 16 years. I dont know how its suddenly start happening with me. Please tell me the solution of this. One thing I want to tell you when I drunk alcohol I start speak clearly without stammer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
You need to build up your self confidence with the help of a speech therapist and also take tablet nervup-od once a day for three months
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All About Depression in Children

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
All About Depression in Children

Depression in children is not a very uncommon phenomenon. But if the feeling of sadness persists over a period of time with little or no change to their behavior, then it can be seen as a symptom of depression. Children who are suffering from depression need immediate and utmost care as negligence may cause severe long term effects on the child. Read on to find more about them.

Symptoms:
Symptoms that indicate childhood depression vary. Some of the different symptoms which indicate depression are:

  1. Social withdrawal
  2. Irritability
  3. Feeling of worthlessness
  4. Difficulty in concentrating
  5. Reduced ability to function during events
  6. Continuous feelings of sadness
  7. Physical complaints

Causes:

  1. Depression in children can be caused due to the combination of a multitude of reasons.
  2. Children from a family history of depression are more likely to be suffering from depression.
  3. Similarly if the parents suffer from depression then it is more than likely that the child will also suffer from depression.
  4. Children from conflicted families or children and teens who are prone to substance or alcohol abuse can suffer from depression.
  5. Reasons such as physical health, environment, genetic vulnerability or biochemical disturbance can lead to depression.

Treatment:
The treatment process of depression in children is similar to that of adults and can be treated with psychotherapy and medication. If your child is depressed consult a general physician who after his or her diagnosis may refer you to a psychiatrist. The medical specialist will recommend psychotherapy.

In some instances, a child suffering from depression maybe be suicidal. Parents are advised to be vigilant and observe certain behavioral changes that the child may have adapted to or suddenly switched to.
Some of the signs are mentioned below:

  1. Changes in eating, sleeping or activities
  2. Isolating oneself even from family
  3. Talking of suicide, feeling helpless or hopeless
  4. Increased risk taking behavior
  5. Substance abuse
  6. Giving away possessions

Sessions at first and then opt for antidepressant medication if no significant progress is seen. The best results often result from a combination of prescribed medication along with multiple sessions of psychotherapy.

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Gd evening Dr. This issue regarding my wife. She always in depression. I married with her before 4 yrs. We have a daughter. Before marriage She was in relationship with a guy and break up 1 years before marriage. My wife told me everything after marriage. 2 years back they again contact on social site and found that they break up due to misunderstandings and that was due to third person. That guys still single and denied his parents not to marry with anyone lifetime because he can't give place Of her .My wife always thinks she destroyed his life and If that time I give him chance him to explain misunderstandings, everything was fine. Now they want only talk with each other and get depressed if I don't give permission to talk with him. One more incident happened with her and her father. Someone attacked on them and Injured badly. Now she can't close her eyes even in day time. She felt scared. And If anyone shouting on her. She start crying and whole body will start shivery due to fear.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Gd evening Dr. This issue regarding my wife. She always in depression. I married with her before 4 yrs. We have a dau...
HI lybrate-user, its really nice to see you so accepting of the situation and so supportive. First of all, she needs thorough counseling and psychotherapy. You should consult a psychologist this. Another thing start medication for depression or what we call PTSD post traumatic stress disorder. She is quite shaken by the incident and has developed symptoms of PTSD. Its curable with no side effect but its very necessary for her to have counseling. Be supportive as usual, take her out and we need to address the issue of her being in contact with her ex. You can consult me for same all the very best.
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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
Major depressive disorder and Anxiety could be effectively managed with the help of a combination of psychotherapy, exercise, meditation and medicines.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is found to be much effective in this case. Therapies could be lengthy procedure. But patients should understand that, they are not focusing on cure, but effective management. Effective management is equivalent to cure.
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I am 38 years old male. I am suffering from major depression. And I am feeling some sound from right side. Currently I am taking cipralex 20mg each day. But still I have sleeping problems & headache. please Suggest me medicines so I can recover from depression.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 38 years old male. I am suffering from major depression. And I am feeling some sound from right side. Currently ...
Homoepathic treatment nat mur 6x 4pills 3times kali phos 6x 4pills 3times for 15days and revert back for further treatment. You need to take treatment for 3months atleast.
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I am 51 years old, I have been taking paxil for anxiety and depression and it is under remission, I have a problem where my shoulder joints and arms start painting, I get shooting pain whenever I do some exercise or even otherwise, I have done all the neurological tests, but did not find anything wrong, I'm not sure if I should see a orthopaedic doctor, or change /increase my psychiatric medicine, at the moment I'm taking diclofenac 1 tab daily and it is giving me good relief but I'm not sure what is wrong.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 51 years old, I have been taking paxil for anxiety and depression and it is under remission, I have a problem wh...
Dear lybrate-user, If neurologist has cleared neurological causes, it is better to consult a psychiatrist or ortho. Without ortho consultation, don't continue diclofenac for a long term. There is a possibility of your anxiety and depression worsening with kind of pain. It may need more paxil.
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I was sincere student till 12th then in college I cannot focus on studies and always tend to postpone important task and if I concentrate too long I feel mentally tired. I always procrastinating and now I want to study but I can not. I think I have adultADHD and due that I feel guilty of not preparing for exams, even in day before exam I cannot focus and do something else and I have other symptoms of adhd like fidgeting and cannot sit at one place.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
I was sincere student till 12th then in college I cannot focus on studies and always tend to postpone important task ...
Dear lybrate user nowadays we all have habit to google about the symptoms to know about the problem we are suffering from. But google is not a doctor or psychologist. There are standardized procedure for diagnosis. So relax and don't think too much by putting yourself into different categories. It's important for you to make a study plan or organiser. The plan should have breaks in between so that you won't get mentally tired. It's proven that studying for prolonged hours without taking break doesn't help in learning process. So make a study plan paste it near your study table. Set daily achievable goals for yourself. In the beginning may 2 goals per day. Motivate yourself to achieve those goals on time. Reward yourself for achieving those goals. Try these things. If you still face difficulty then take one on one counseling session. Remember that it will require time to change ones habit it won't be changed in one day or week. It's a process. Take care.
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