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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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Hello Sir/Mam, married since 3 years. My husband was a drug addict although he had left since 1 year. We were and are suffering from Financial Crisis but I have always supported him in all terms whether financially, emotionally or morally. We are more of a friends and till now we did not had any relationship of like husband and wife. All this years I have been constantly smiling and motivating him that all will be fine and good one day. But now things have change I had became more irritating, I want him to be good to me is all I expect from him, but his mood swings like anything. He shouts at me as if I am some dog at his place. I am expected to do everything earn while completing my home task, but he as a husband has not given me anything till now. In fact his past affairs do come between us. Now I want to get separate but I am really confused as should I take this step as career wise I am having good opportunity in my hand and I do not want to miss my professional growth. Please help me.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello Sir/Mam, married since 3 years. My husband was a drug addict although he had left since 1 year. We were and are...
Lybrate-user mam, its good you got a career opportunity and do not leave it but your married life is at stake so please take marriage counselling session. Your husband might b emotionally distyrbed and hence could b behaving abnormally but tgre is a solution to it. So would like you to work on both the fronts. Marriage and profession coz you really love him as you r still in a marriage.
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Ow many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Ow many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?
Acupuncture may be one of the technique to relieve stress. Changing life style /continuous treatment can be more helpful.
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How to cure loss of memory. I am 52 years old and very forgetful. Please prescribe some medicines.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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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Suggest homeopathic medicine for anxiety and depressive mind without any side effects.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take homoeopathic medicine - ph. K. 0/2 10 equal strenth strocks put 10 to 25 drops in one or two teaspoon of water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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For e. G.L lost somebody close last year and since there feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
For e. G.L lost somebody close last year and since there feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the tim...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remedy will be helpful, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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Is There a Relation Between Stress And Hair loss?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kolhapur
Is There a Relation Between Stress And Hair loss?

A head full of the lush silky mane is what everyone desires as it enhances one's personality and physical image but with the growing levels of pollution and workload, it becomes difficult to maintain its health and beauty. There are a number of factors that contribute to the deterioration of hair and stress is one of them.

Stress is a complimentary ingredient in today's lifestyle. Hectic work schedules, maintaining a social life and many other reasons invite stress and it has become increasingly difficult to avoid. There are three types of hair fall that can be attributed to stress and anxiety.

  1. Telogen effluvium - There are three stages in the life cycle of hair, growth, resting and shedding stage. Stress and anxiety incurred from physical trauma, severe accident, illness and pregnancy can cause sudden and in most cases temporary hair fall. Sudden stress shocks the hair follicles and pushes them to the resting stage resulting in hair fall from combing or washing. This type of hair loss has been termed as Telogen effluvium.
  2. Trichotillomania - Pulling out hair from the scalp, eyebrows can be a way of dealing with stress. Inner palpitation, tension, anxiety has a way of coming to the surface and it has been noticed in some people that they unknowingly pull their hair out to cope with stress and in worst cases they also make a habit of it. This condition is commonly referred to as Trichotillomania.
  3. Alopecia areata - Hair falls out from certain portions of the scalp exposing scattered patches of skin. There are several reasons for this condition known as Alopecia areata, and stress has been identified as one. With alopecia, the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles causing them to shed.

Hair loss itself can cause anxiety and stress further complicating the problem. Abnormal shedding of hair is usually an indication of a deep-rooted medical condition which should be treated immediately. Distressing and meditation can help treating hair loss. 

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I am suffering from gynecomastia since 8-9 years. I have tried so many exercises but none worked. I often suffer from anxiety and depression. I have excessive body fat and I tend to gain weight easily though I do not eat much and exercise regularly. I get excessive sweat while workout which is above normal. My memory is weak and sometimes suffer from insomnia. Am I suffering from hormonal imbalance.

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
I am suffering from gynecomastia since 8-9 years. I have tried so many exercises but none worked. I often suffer from...
Maybe. Get your full workup. Gynecomastia can be due to many reasons - drug intake, endocrinal (hormonal) problems, metabolic causes or pubertal gynecomastia. Here there is enlargement of breast due to fatty or glandular component of breast. Get serum testosterone, prolactin and thyroid profile done. Medicines can correct gynecomastia only in cases of hormonal problems otherwise they are not effective. Surgical correction of gynecomastia can be done by liposuction and sos gland excision. It's a safe and near scarless procedure. Consult a plastic surgeon for that.
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Iam very forgetful. I can not remember things were I kept many times I left my keys on sude table drawer and search every where. please suggest me how can I increase my memory power.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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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I am fed up from my family issues and I feel hopeless, I feel uncontrollably and insecure like personal as well as family. How I can come out this situation.

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 fed up from my family issues and I feel hopeless, I feel uncontrollably and insecure like personal as well as fa...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Family is a get together of two or more entirely different personalities who are compelled to who are almost everything among themselves. In that scenario, it is quite natural, differences crop up. Each member of the family should learn to respect the other. It takes time and effort and self understanding. In most of the cases, an effective family counseling will do the trick. I suggest online family counseling. Take care.
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I am very said & I am not happy . my family is lost I am alone.Plz help me in this situation

MBBS, MD psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gulbarga
I am very said & I am not happy . my family is lost I am alone.Plz help me in this situation
Need bit of assessment, if it's depression, than it's treatable don't worry you need you may need some medications and psychotherapy and counselling. Consult psychiatrist online through phone or a video call. Psychiatrist can definitely help you.
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I am 28 years male. I have smoking problem. What should I do?

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
Firstly you should decide to give up smoking at any cost. Without your effort it's not possible. The first step is to cut down the number of cigarettes. Whenever you have the urge then eat or chew a gum or chocolate instead of cigarette. Distract your mind from smoking. Avoid the company of smokers. It takes time to come out of this habit. Don't give up. Be firm.
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Is there is any medicine for quitting smoking? please guide.

MBBS, Msc Psychiatry, DPM
Psychiatrist,
Yes there are medications for quitting smoking. But it all needs your strong determination regarding quitting smoking. Firstly there are nicotine lozenges (quitsure, niclonz 2mg/ 4 mg) which should be taken when you wish to smoke. You may contact your local psychiatrist for special medications like varenicline, bupropion etc.
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Sir I have recently shifted to surat first I was in mumbai I only use to be with friends and my family is in surat and now I do not have my freedom as I come from a orthodox family I am stressed out a lot because of which I am facing many issues an I have become completely alone I have a bf but he is also least concerned now n I can not get him out of my mind an I have put on weight in a week I put on 2 kg n it seems my body is not responding to me at all my life is not that happening the way it was.

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
Sir I have recently shifted to surat first I was in mumbai I only use to be with friends and my family is in surat an...
Dear lybrate user. Every human being is capable to adjust with any given situation. Refusing to adjust is the problem. Once you accept the situation, things will be more clear. Also remember that you were born and brought up in the same orthodox family atmosphere. You need online counseling. Take care.
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Sir I am an engineering graduate and I have a lot of trouble and don't remember any thing that and always a stress mind all time have a problem to remember past thing in memory. And working with one work I forget some things and my mind divert in another place after 5 minute I back to my mind on my work.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am an engineering graduate and I have a lot of trouble and don't remember any thing that and always a stress mi...
Stress can foil memory and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. In the meantime do some of the following: 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, broccoli, blueberries, fish, coconut oil, wheat sprouts, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, eat dark chocolate, 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. 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. 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.
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My son is 5years old he does not speak clearly he does not stammer but sound of his voice is not clear.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Puri
Hi dear, your son z vry young, so in this period the are some speech problem it's called as normal non fluency. Its nt a big problem, so you jst consult with a speech therapist, n learn some therapy procedure, n practice it in your home, I hope it ll be cure within some months.
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What is the cause of parkinson deseas in women in india. Pl explain in age group 48 to 50 years.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
Cause are unknown. Its a degenerative disorder. Symptoms like tremors, difficulty in writing, drooling of saliva, rigidity will be present, difficulty in speech, festinating gait are also seen
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What the best way to peace in mind for students.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
If you mean exams and overall education. The best method to score good marks is to study systematically. There are some methods called" effective learning techniques. You should adopt them. Please understand, you are going to do well if you prepare well. If you cannot prepare well, there is nothing to worry, you will not be able to do well in exams. Therefore, prepare systematically and approach exams systematically. Success is yours. If you mean, problems like parents, teachers, friends, love affairs etc, please understand all these problems are common and you will learn to adjust with them. You could need psychological counseling. Take care.
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My 12 daughter is intelligent, but i have a tough time making her study. As if she studies just for my compulsion. She hates me during exams. How to to make her responsible?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Let her be in an environment where she can find friends and can see and learn naturally. Do not scold do not beat. Be cool , let her feel the necessity to study naturally. The instinct inside her body is not generating. This is how we are built. She may lose 1 year or 2. But do not do anything so that she turns to be a psycho patient. You will lose her for ever.
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5 Super Brain Drinks that Boost Your Memory

Masters in Nutritional Therapy, Lifestyle & Weight Management, Sport Nutritions, graduation in Nutrition & Dietics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
5 Super Brain Drinks that Boost Your Memory

When it comes to the brain, simple yet easy to make juices can make a lot of difference. These juices not only improve your memory, but are of great help to the cognitive functions as well. While green tea is a known component of increased brain function, there are other drinks too, which can charge your brain over the long term if consumed daily:

  1. Beet juice: Apart from being a nutritional powerhouse, beet juice is a great source of nitric acid. The latter helps with blood flow in the body. A smooth blood flow, on the other hand, helps the brain in functioning properly. A study has found that people who consume beet juice have an increased circulation in the white matter resulting from an increased brain activity. This juice is sweet in taste and can be consumed every alternate day.
  2. Berry Smoothies: Acai is a fruit which has a South African origin and hits the top of the list when it comes to brain assisting food. It increases the flow of the blood and dilates the blood vessels. However, this is extremely expensive. Berries also have a similar effect on the brain, but they are less powerful in nature. What can be done is to mix a little ingredient of Acai in frozen berries juice and drink the same every day. Frozen berries retain the freshness and the nutritional benefits. This drink will improvise your brain and increase blood flow in the body.
  3. Pomegranate juice: Pomegranate is a great antioxidant and it very aptly limits the free radicals from damaging the brain cells. Antioxidants are also credited with increased blood flow and protection of the heart. A healthy cardiovascular system is synonymous to an increased brain function. What is surprising is the fact that Pomegranate has more antioxidant content compared to red wine and green tea. Pomegranate juice can be consumed daily during the morning or afternoon.
  4. Carrot juice: Carrot is known for its healthy components that are beneficial for the eyes. Recent studies have revealed that they are great for the brain too. Like other colored vegetables, they are a great source of antioxidant and have a high content of beta-carotene. Carrot juice can reduce the inflammation of the brain cells and improve memory. Carrot juice is not at all bitter and the same can be consumed every alternate day after your meal.
  5. Cocoa: A Harvard study revealed that two cups of cocoa on a daily basis greatly helps a person in improving memory. Cocoa contains flavanols that keep the blood pressure normal and relaxes the blood vessel linings. Cocoa is also known to be a great antioxidant agent that limits the free radical to affect the brain cells. Cocoa should not be overloaded with sugar and should be consumed hot before starting your day.
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