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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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I can't concentrate on studies because of some unusual sexual thoughts, how can I control those?

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
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I can't concentrate on studies because of some unusual sexual thoughts, how can I control those?
Conium mac200x 4 pills one dose once daily for a week. White chest nut, Clematis, Elm, walnut and chest nut bud, take these Bach remedies one dose 4 pills of each twice a day for a month and revert back
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I am 22 years old and I am pursuing b tech. I want to know how to improve memory and concentration power. Please tell me how to also study longer times.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You should not study longer times but in short times with smarter approaches. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. 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 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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I've inner pain in my bone since about six months. I get tired early. I feel some fatigue problem. I'm 34 years old male.

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I've inner pain in my bone since about six months. I get tired early. I feel some fatigue problem. I'm 34 years old m...
My friend, at this age, there might be lot of possibilities that could explain your symptoms. Ranging from problems related to heart, blood, kidney and even lungs. Each possibilities should be judged with equal importance because if any of them gets, it might have a worse impact in your later life. So my advice is get a thorugh check up done at some clinic with some detailed investigations. Including a cbc, fbs ppbs, ur, cr, an ecg done and reply back for further consultation.
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Borderline Personality Disorder: Signs And Symptoms

Certificate in Wellness Management, Master In Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Borderline Personality Disorder: Signs And Symptoms

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined as a mood disorder that affects one's interaction and relationships with others. It generally develops during adolescence and persists into adulthood. It has been seen that those with a traumatic history of neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse are more prone to developing it. Though it affects people varyingly, these are some symptoms that help diagnose BPD.

1. Emotional instability - 
Intense feelings of rage, sorrow, anger, guilt and emptiness or loneliness are experienced by some sufferers of BPD. Extreme mood swings, lasting for a short span of time, are common in BPD. They may also have issues with their self-image where they cannot place themselves and don't know what they feel about themselves or who they are.

2. Disturbing thoughts - One may experience disturbed thinking and the range of severity is rather wide. One may question his or her existence and need constant reassurance to believe other, or hear voices that tell one to harm oneself or others. In some cases, hallucination and developing delusional beliefs become a common phenomenon that greatly upset the mental condition of the sufferer.

3. Impulsive behavior - Indulging in impulsive behavior is a common sign of BPD. Those suffering from BPD may develop suicidal tendencies and threaten to self-harm. Partaking in risky and irresponsible behavior such as gambling, drinking, drug abuse, having unprotected sex with strangers, going on unrestrained shopping sprees and shoplifting are not uncommon for those with BPD.

4. Intense but unstable relationships - Sufferers of BPD live in a fear of abandonment and feel that the people they love might leave them. They make all possible efforts to prevent being left alone. They may beg, cling and track their loved ones to avoid being left alone. The opposite may also occur and sufferers might feel that they are being smothered by others. This results in actively pushing away loved ones. A combination of these feelings leads sufferers to give out mixed signals which is confusing and often hurts them and their loved ones. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Symptoms of depression?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Symptoms of depression?
Hello, signs and symptoms of depression include: feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Loss of interest in daily activities. Appetite or weight changes. Sleep changes. Anger or irritability. Loss of energy. Self-loathing. Reckless behavior. Etc but differential diagnosis is the key. Mistakes in diagnosis happen. I suggest you to provide your symptoms for us to identify. Take care.
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She is having problem of depression, and she is talking tablet Lam - et 0.5 mg. Does it have any side effects also?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
She is having problem of depression, and she is talking tablet Lam - et 0.5 mg. Does it have any side effects also?
Yes any tablet it has their own side effects. It is better to not take any medicine. In compulsory situation only we go for medicine. It is better to take psychological counselling. It has no side effects. It develops your personal lifestyle management. It improves your level of thinking. It is total personality development. It is better to consult a qualified psychologist at your nearest place. Follow the suggestions of the psychologist very carefully. She will come out of of her status. Do not allow her alone and do not think alone. It is better to share her thoughts and provide good family environment. Be sociable all the time and be happy all the time. Ok all the best.
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Hi Team I can't control my self for consuming alcohol, can you please help me out.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. They need to be brought for de addiction which involves You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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Hello sir have 20 years I have very lazy fully lazy how to increase concentration on study tips to concentrate on study.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 is 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 sugar and junk food.
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I am suffering from the back pain and also in morning my all body is sever pain.

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I am suffering from the back pain and also in morning my all body is sever pain.
Rhus tox 200 tds 8 days calc flr 6x + mag p 6x tds and reply after 8 days for further assistance and treatment for complete cure you can concern me privately.
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I am 50 yrs old male and have anxiety problem since last 12 yrs. I do everything for that but there is nothing change. Doctors prescribed me alprazolam. Now this is a habit for me. Now finally tell me what can I do. Thanks,

DPM- Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gorakhpur
Reduce and stop alprazolam, it will create dependency, its better you consult a psychiatrist you can start yoga daily in morning, it will help
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I am feeling depressed due to lost my husband please help me, it's about 10 months and my husband suddenly due to acute heart attack.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am feeling depressed due to lost my husband please help me, it's about 10 months and my husband suddenly due to acu...
I feel sad for you, sudden loss of life partner is always more difficult to bear. Hope both of you have fulfilled your duties like education of children ans settled them as individuals, if not you will have to complete this responsibility as a single parent now. Time is a great healer and within 10 months, you must have sorted out the basics like finance and a secure shelter. Time is a great healer, if you have support of your family, you can come out of the shock and start'living' again. If there is no family support, be your own help, keep busy with work, education and skills you have, share with others, besides earning some money, you will develop self confidence plus a will to live. But no drugs or tranquillisers, even for temporary relief to fall asleep. Take care of your basic health by eating healthy, go for long walks as they are the basic exercise cum meditation. Good luck.
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I lost some body close so I'm very weak can you help me I am very tired person you help me I am not sure you are a great so I am not be happy.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I lost some body close so I'm very weak can you help me I am very tired person you help me I am not sure you are a gr...
What is making you feel so weak inside- try to gain strength from the beautiful relationship you had with your loved one.- this loving relationship itself will give you the strength to go on. Be the person your loved one always wanted you to be. Give someone else around you a reason to smile, someone who has not been so lucky as you to have enjoyed a loving companionship. The more love you spread in the memory of your loved one, the more you will be thankful to god for having sent such a nice person in your life, no matter for whatever little time- at least you had someone close. Think of those who are so lonely that never experience what god gifted you! so, bring smiles on people's faces and you will be smiling in return! god bless you,
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I am Nitin 41 years old. I having speech defect ( Stammering / Stuttering) from born. Reason unknown   When I am in tension then Strummer is more. Unable to talk.  This reason my first marriage was unsuccessful.   Difficulty to get promotion in job  , Currently I am jobless.  Please provide good treatment plan,      Any Physical test,  Surgery, medicine Regards Nit.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Dear, I can understand your problem, but at this age also a speech therapy and counselling can improve your speech. Do not think about your problem all the time. Keep your self busy. Don't worry, boost your confidence. Self help is important. There is no medicine for stammering.
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Is there any method to prevent falling down for 64 years old man suffering from Parkinson ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, It depends how much the mobility is affected and other aspects. I need you to get MRI Brain, BP/ Full Blood tests including Cardiac profile/ Please scan and send me. Only thing at this stage he needs to be supervised to avoid any damages that may occur and counsel him to comply and donot use force telling doctor has said. If he refuses he needs to be superised or use a walker/stick to walk to bear with rigiddity tremors and weakness and lack of initiation of his movement when he intends to. Please contact me with all these details. We can consider starting on medicines if not prescribed or alter if necessary the treatment protocol or ad on to existing protocol of treatment. Do not panic. But protect your brother, you are doing and take it bravely as we have to accept the age and disease as it is not in our hands, but we can try rectifying it and have a better life.
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I am student of class 12th and my exams are near. My problem is that I can not concentrate on studies. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Some of your problem may be true because of your age. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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I currently weigh 103 kg and go for 30 mins brisk Walking daily. I need a vegetarian diet plan to shed the extra kilos as I am also an epilepsy patient.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I currently weigh 103 kg and go for 30 mins brisk Walking daily. I need a vegetarian diet plan to shed the extra kilo...
Hello Lybrate user you can take sprouts, milk corn flakes, oats etc in breakfast than fruit, have dal, vegetable, salad, curd, chapati, rice in lunch, evening tea with some light snacks. Have your dinner n most important drink plenty of water avoid stress n do practice pranayam especially Loaum Vloaum to increase oxygen level of your body. U can ask for further information.
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I am bored or not interested when studying. Pls help me to concentrate in my study.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only human including pets. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am.
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I have been doing masturbation from past 6 years. . 2 years before I could speak fluently but now I can't speak without stammering and I can't do any work without staggering so pls give a solution for this problem.

D.H.l.S.,BASLP, B.ED. S.E.
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Speech and language assessment by speech therapist advice: _ breathing exercise small and long sentence slow speed speaking regular speech therapy.
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Hi i Am 43, male, married for last 18 years +. We havens a child after ten unsuccesful years via ivf. Our married life was very peaceful until two years ago, when my wife started suspecting me of having an illicit relationship with a girl, an employee of mine, which was totally baseless. No matter how much i, my family, her family or either of our friends tried, we never succeeded in clearing her suspicions. Life became and is still a hell. Its very disturbing. I cannot tolerate anymore. Is this schizophrenia or any other mental disorder. Is it true? can it be treated? can she be normal again? what should I do to get my that loving family back? please help. Here I want to submit that we had a child, a boy, after 10 years of marriage, so that may not be the problem. It seems like a case of morbid jealously. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You cannot label her with any pathological diagnosis by one suspicion, even if persists for a long time. She may have become quite disturbed with the numerous efforts to conceive with iyf. Her mind could have become fragile and some incident or reason may have triggered the suspicion. You have not said so but I guess when she argues, she must be presenting some reason. Since you have not succeeded to sort out matters so far, I suggest that you two go for counseling. If there is a diagnosis, then you can look at treatment. All problems can be resolved, if the person is cooperative, if there is sufficient motivation, if there is good support, and if the prescription is adhered to in every detail. In the course of the medication, she must go for extensive counseling too.
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