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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Gitanjali Sharma Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma is a renowned Psychiatrist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit her at Dr.Gitanjali Sharma's Clinic in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gitanjali Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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If I quit smoking do the Thar stay on my body. Will my lung get back to old stage.

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
If I quit smoking do the Thar stay on my body.
Will my lung get back to old stage.
Dear lybrate-user. Your body starts the repair process immediately on stopping smoking. Your body could take some 3 to 6 months to completely repair your body and lungs. Take care.
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Before 4-5 years I was suffering from high fever, in that condition automatically I lost hearing from my right ear only auditory nerve is damaged drum and everything is perfect, I have done checkups and treatments but everyone said no chance to solve or fix it now, and I do not believe that its a impossible thing.:) because of My ear drum is perfect I can hear touch, voice or sound but not from auditory nerve. So do you have any doctor who can treat and solve this issue?

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Before 4-5 years I was suffering from high fever, in that condition automatically I lost hearing from my right ear on...
Dear lybrate-user if attach an audiogram report or mention the audiogram findings will give me clear idea about type of hearing loss whether it's treatable or not. If it's sensorineural hearing loss in which ear drum is normal but there is permanent loss of inner ear that is cochlea or auditory nerve is mostly not treated by medical or surgical treatment. Let me know if it helps. Thanks.
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I ve suffering from depression and phobia (i. E snake fear) since one year What can I do to get rid of it.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I ve suffering from depression and phobia (i. E snake fear) since one year What can I do to get rid of it.
You do this: sleep with legs raised up from waist against the wall and upper part of body lying down making 90 degree with legs for 10 mins. Your mind will be relaxed of all stress within 5-7 mins temporarily. Secondly, meditation also helps to reduce stress and depressed feeling. For permanent cure, please consult.
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I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
You can also try thes home remedies 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This is very helpful.
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Dear doctor, even an underweight person can get affected with cardiac arrest, diabetes by taking stress or chronic stressful anxiety? Stress is very dangerous for health? Do we have to keep mind always relaxed and happy?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dear doctor, even an underweight person can get affected with cardiac arrest, diabetes by taking stress or chronic st...
Well it is not possible for mind to always be relaxed and always be happy. Life always has its ups and downs, stress and anxiety. The main thing here is to maintain a balance between your body and mind, sharing your problems with others, not falling prey to stress. Live your life and enjoy it before it melts. Let there be stress no worry just try to overcome it.
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Sir my Age 38 years I am suffering voice problem from last two years when I talk continue l get tired unable to speak continue I feel pain & inflammation in throat so kindly give me right suggestion How should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Alone medicine won't work permanently Wake up early Do pranayam daily Udgit pranayam will help you a lot Do yogasanas daily Take salads and fruits more Take milk regularly Take kanth Vati by Patanjali regularly Go for morning and evening walk daily for good digestion, good circulation.
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Hello I wanted to ask why do I feel lonely n stressful most of d tym. N why I do not feel lyk meditating I mn it's juz Nothing feels gud. Neither can I sleep properly without pills n m taking medications for depression n anxiety but still nothing feels Gud. I mn I think my happiness depend on others. How can I b happy with my own company.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Hello  I wanted to ask why do I feel lonely n stressful most of d tym. N why I do not feel lyk meditating I mn it's j...
It seems there are immense negative thoughts & pessimism inside you which are disturbing you lot. You better talk to your attending doctor about your feeling low & lonely with depressed thoughts, & that the symptoms are persisting even after taking medicines for anxiety & Depression. Your doctor will then re evaluate you & adjust your medicines accordingly. Take the prescribed medicines regularly & in time. You can also go for counseling sessions to get relief from those disturbing symptoms faster. Along with, take the following measures to help yourself: •Try to lead an active life & maintain a healthy lifestyle. Go for a walk, exercise regularly, do some yoga or relaxation techniques daily. •Try to be contented with what is in hand. Over expectation is usually harmful. •Set goals which are realistic & within your capability & try to pursue them. •Do not spend time alone. Spend time with friends, family members or well wishers with whom you feel comfortable & positive. •Read motivational books & quotes. •Spend some time daily recollecting the good moments in your life. •Try to evaluate things practically & rationally. •Avoid people who spreads negativity or demoralize you. •Avoid watching or reading mind disturbing things like violence, crime, horrors etc. •Maintain a daily routine. •Pursue your hobbies or keep a pet. •Every day spend some time with nature & try to feel its beauty. •Stay away from substance of abuse like alcohol, cannabis, inhalants, drugs etc. •If any problem is there in your life, put your maximum effort & try to solve it. Work to enhance your problem solving skills & coping skills. If you are not able to solve any problem yourself, discuss about it with a well wisher or take professional help. •Keep reminding yourself the fact that people with bigger problems exist in this world. Then your problem will seem trivial. •Read or watch comedies & laugh to your fullest. •Above all, keep reminding yourself that life is precious & one is gifted with this life for once only. Every moment, every day is precious & life once lost can never be regained back. Wish you speedy recovery.
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Hi I have depression one word is repeatedly saying in my mind always what can I do that word's crazy.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hi I have depression one word is repeatedly saying in my mind always what can I do that word's crazy.
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex It will surely help you.
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I have been smoking cigarettes from last 5 years and from past year I was smoking weed. I was effected to pneumonia. Now I stopped smoking cigarettes can I smoke weed?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Just like cigarettes, weed also as its damaging effects on all most all systems of your body; starting from lung to brain. It is good that you have stopped smoking cigarettes I would strongly advice you to stop weed as well. And once you stop it keep it away for life time for successful, healthy and happy life. Hope this helps, wishing you very best.
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I have body pain. What the medicine is good for me. And also give me the name of those.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have body pain. What the medicine is good for me. And also give me the name of those.
1.Take paracetamol 650mg, one tablet sos upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest
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Hi doctor I also have that same problems in my throat. It sometimes itching is I drink cool. Or eat ice cream. I have a smoking habit sir. But I'm not a chain smoker. Sometimes I don't smoke for 3 or 4 days. Sometimes I smoke 1 cigarette in a day. Is it any harm for me?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor I also have that same problems in my throat. It sometimes itching is I drink cool. Or eat ice cream. I have...
Smoking is harmful whether it is one or two a day, period. You can visit an ent specialist and investigate your throat. It does not matter if there is any connection or not with the smoking. Some people are more susceptible to the effects of cigarette smoke more than others. It is better to be safe rather than sorry.
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2 months ago I broke up. Due to this all my friend who are his friend also stop talking to me. Even I didn't tried to talk with them. But till today I cry daily because I miss them so much. How they can just leave me, I was also their friend. But they choose him over me. I know I shouldn't care for them but I do and do a lot. I just can't take it anymore. They even don't wished me on my birthday. I try to be normal, starts laughing more than before, take care of my look more but inside I am becoming weak more. This me is just a illusion for other to show them I am happy but inside I am broke. I want them back. Among all of them there was a boy who was my first male friend in my college, I miss him the most and basically cry only for him now. Whenever I see him tears comes because he was the closest to my heart but he doesn't take a second to just eliminate me from his life. I though we can be friends for life but he just left me all alone. I don't know what to do. I just can't concentrate anywhere. Due to all this my health has gone down, my eyesight has also weakened, my eyes hurts a lot. I always remember those past day, all those masti, travelling, celebrations. I just want to live in my present and snap out of my past. Does I am going in depression?

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
2 months ago I broke up. Due to this all my friend who are his friend also stop talking to me. Even I didn't tried to...
You should always remember is that people come into your life for a reason, some for a season and some for a lifetime. If you keep this in mind, you will not worry yourself sick, trying to figure out why a friend suddenly stopped talking to you. Everyone loves being liked and accepted, let’s face it, we thrive on it. But sometimes, you will not have or keep those people in your life, no matter what you do. Sometimes it’s best to let them go. Whenever someone stops talking to you, you should never blame yourself for that person cutting ties with you. Don’t worry yourself sick over something that was out of your control. Learn from the experience and move on. If you have experienced this, which I’m sure everyone has, there are some things you should do to make sure that you don’t get sick over this. These things have worked for me and I’m sure they will work for you. What you should do. 1. Write a letter to the person – Writing a letter is a good way to add closure to the situation. There is no need for you to mail or email the letter. Read the letter out loud and then tear it up and throw it away. Disposing of the letting helps you close that chapter in your life. 2. Keep your mind occupied – Don’t keep asking yourself why, why, why, because you will never know the answer. Read a book, magazine, watch a movie, or a little television to help you with the constant questions to yourself. 3. Meditate – Take a few minutes, sit quietly and meditate or pray. While you are sitting quietly focus on your breathing and think happy and positive thoughts. You will soon stop focusing on the negative and see the positive reasons why your friend stop talking to you. 4. Exercise – Exercising takes your mind off your situation. You are more focused on getting your body in shape and working up a sweat, than sitting around worrying about why a friend dumped you. 5. Talk to other family and friends – Talking to others will help you stop thinking about why a friend suddenly cut ties with you. You will laugh and have a good time, so much so that you will forget about yourself. 6. Take up a hobby – Do you have a hobby? If you love gardening, writing, sewing, cooking, etc. You should focus on learning all you can about your hobby. Working on your hobby will help you forget your worries. All the very best.
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Me n my frnds are living together in a same flat in Bangalore, they both r in a relationship even their parents knws abt their relationship n I too love the same girl but she treats me as his best buddy as I have never revealed this to her bcoz its of no use. So, whenever I see them together it makes me feel uncomfortable and sad. I don't know what to do, how to react. Should I stop talking to her or change my room. What to do. please help me out.

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
Me n my frnds are living together in a same flat in Bangalore, they both r in a relationship even their parents knws ...
Dear lybrate-user. You are not matured enough to adjust with the situation and therefore, I suggest, you to change the room. Take care.
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I am a student I am so stressed can get stress relief on my studies. so, please give me suggestion.

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 am a student I am so stressed can get stress relief on my studies. so, please give me suggestion.
Dear, 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. 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 tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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I am not able to sleep since 1 week. I always try to sleep on time but I am helpless. I am not getting proper sleep. In a week I slept hardly 3 4 hours only. I have tried each n every possible thing. I am not taking any stress nor any pressure. I have started to drink milk at night also to get better sleep. But all this is in vain. Please suggest me I am fearing that it may be features of insomnia.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am not able to sleep since 1 week. I always try to sleep on time but I am helpless. I am not getting proper sleep. ...
It is definitetly insomnia, a significant percentage of population suffer from insomnia. The reasons need to be evaluated before you are treated. Consult a psychiatrist. There are non-dependent medications to treat insomnia as well as sleep hygiene, which will be decided after the evaluation.
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My daughter plays tennis, she is 12 years & since 3 years playing. Some how she looses to equivalent level players in crucial matches, though her playing is decently ok! I feel she need some mental toughness! How to make her strong mentally?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
If she's winning and losing some crucial matches then it's ok because it is normal to lose and win. She will learn to tolerate defeat and realise her mistake and learn how to better herself next time. However if she only loses in the crucial matches then it is an area of concern. You would need to understand her fears about winning and any other beliefs that are holding her back from victory. Please help her to believe that she deserves to win and enjoy the glory. Show her your support that you are backing her and there for her when she is doing her best. Children need to know that they are acceptable in which ever way they are and their parents and friends will be there for them when their life is going through changes. A counsellor will be able to help her understand herself better and overcome whatever is stopping her from being victorious.
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I am 19 and I have been suffering from high faces for last three days, it is affecting my studies. How soon get I recover from high fever and continue my studies? What should I do?

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
I am 19 and I have been suffering from high faces for last three days, it is affecting my studies. How soon get I rec...
Viral fever takes 3-5 days. But if fever persist for long or associated with other symptoms like rashes/ nausea/vomiting/ severe headache/ breathlessness/pain in chest or abdomen etc then please update for further guidance or consult physician, as you may require physical check up & blood investigations. You can take tab. Paracetamol 650 after meals, 3 times daily (only if you are not allergic to the drug) for symptomatic relief. Drink plenty of water, take light but nutritious diet.
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How we can stop smoking? Pleased suggest me off any medicine are available on medical store.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Chantix is the current medicine to help with the smoking cessation but a doctor will have to prescribe it to you. It is a wise decision to quit as early as possible and minimize the harm. 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. But try and try again until you succeed. 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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What Are Signs of Depression

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
What Are Signs of Depression

Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. But if depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression.

Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should. Most people live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression.

Here are certain signs to watch out for to determine whether a person is struggling with depression:

  1. A significant change in sleeping patterns: If you've been experiencing insomnia lately or have got a habit of oversleeping, then these might be symptoms of depression.
  2. Cultivation of a pessimistic approach about everything in life: You feel a sense of hopelessness and that your situation in life will always be the same without any improvement is a sure shot sign that you are suffering from depression
  3. Anger or irritated mood: Having a low level of tolerance, getting angry quickly or always being in an irritated mood can be a prominent sign of depression
  4. Sudden variation in weight or appetite: If you suddenly find that you have lost or gained a significant amount of weight without any substantial reason, then chances are high that it is happening because of your depression
  5. Feeling of guilt without any particular reason: If you have started feeling guilty or constantly blame yourself for everything you've done in the past then the reason behind this may be your state of depression.

Depression is as curable as any other illness. Both medical management and psychotherapy are helpful in treatment. Type of treatment depends on patient's condition, the severity of illness as well as availability.

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