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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! is their any tips to concentrate more on studies, nd to be more serious in my life.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months.
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These days I am worrying too much related to future and money matters. I worry all the more now after my daughter has been born. This is negatively affecting me, please suggest.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You are young. Try to build your empire gradually and slowly over the next 30-40 years. Dont try to think that doing it fast or easily within a short period you will gain more. Take things as they come by. Anticipate stressors and do preparation for them within your means.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - How Exercising Can Help You Overcome?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - How Exercising Can Help You Overcome?

Being a victim or witnessing a horrific accident or personal assault can leave you shocked and scarred. Sometimes, these conditions last for months and years with memories of the traumatic incident triggering intense emotional and physical responses. This is known as post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. It is a fairly common anxiety syndrome and can be treated in a number of ways including drugs, exercise and psychotherapy. However, this treatment aims only to control the disorder and there is no known cure for PTSD as yet.

Exercise not only keeps the body fit, but also helps the body release endorphins. Endorphins help fight stress, fear and pain. Thus, exercising helps focus on the body and its movements instead of your fears. It can also help elevate the mood of a person. Low to moderate intensity exercising is ideal for a PTSD patient. Aerobics, pilates, yoga or martial arts like tai chi are known to be effective ways of reducing stress and anxiety in PTSD patients. Breathing exercises like pranayama can also help calm and relax the mind.

Exercise for a PTSD patient should be planned in repetitive sets. This enables the person to slowly master the type of exercise being done and regain control and confidence in himself. It also needs to be predictable so as to avoid triggering a PTSD emotional or physical response. Non competitive exercises are better than competitive exercises as it does not create an opportunity for the person to feel stressed. Exercising and practicing breathing techniques can also help a person analyze himself and his response to stressful situations. By understanding their reactions, a person can slowly bring about changes to handle stress in a better way.

For a PTSD patient, exercise should not be seen as a group activity but as an individual effort to increase self control. Patience is key here both for the patient and the therapist. It is also necessary for the person to have realistic goals from his exercise regimen. An exercise program for PTSD patients also needs to be flexible. In order to meet the needs of a patient, it may need to be changed in accordance to the medication he is under. Small incidents like having a flat tire when cycling can trigger anxiety in a person suffering from PTSD. However, if dealt with correctly, it can bolster confidence in the long run.

Lastly, exercising also helps improve self-image and build confidence which helps a PTSD patient break out of his protective shell and socialize with others. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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I have short time memory power I forgot everything with in the short period of time so please suggest me how can I increase my memory power?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably distracted by some developments in your life right now. Stress is a memory buster and can make it very difficult to remember if it is not dealt with immediately. Please do some of the following to sort out the situation you are in now: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 the family goes for counseling too.
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I am 43 years old ,I am not able to sleep properly in night because of unnecessary issues thinking in mind and because of this I am not taking sleep properly. I have back pain since last 1 month . Due to this I am disturbing . Request you help me out of this. Because of this I am lot of in depression and Pressure , not able to understand how tackle the situation .

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am 43 years old ,I am not able to sleep properly in night because of unnecessary issues thinking in mind and becaus...
Stress can cause pain in back. As you are facing sleep disturbances pls start meditation. Deep breathing excersise just before sleep. There music available for sleep pls try those. Calm yourself before bed time. Read if you like reading. If not able to help then opt for professional help.
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10 Tips to Tackle Sibling Rivalry

Ph. D - Psychology, Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
10 Tips to Tackle Sibling Rivalry

While siblings are the force that breathes life into any family structure, it has also been seen as a challenge of sorts to manage siblings and bring out the best in each one of them. In any family unit, there are a number of entities who need to be nurtured in a certain way to ensure that their identities are not hampered by a "one size fits all" style of parenting. Every child is different and will need to be handled differently. Besides this, there are other related challenges that will contribute to the quality of the relationships between the siblings, as well as the rivalry that they may feel towards each other when it comes to attention, achievements and varied other factors.

Read on to know the ten tips to tackle sibling rivalry:

  1. Make Friends before Birth: encourage your first born to connect even before the birth of the new baby by including him or her in the changes you see and feel. Planning for the new baby with your first born will also help in such cases.
  2. Staying positive is a big factor that will help the children in feeling confident despite their different qualities and strengths.
  3. Comparison is a big no no. Stay away from these kind of comparisons so that the children do not feel like they have to fight with each other for your praise.
  4. Time Sharing: Ensure that you divide your time well and indulge each child in his or her area of interest so that they feel like you are always there for each of them.
  5. Harmonious Start to the day: this will ensure that the children have a special bond at the end of the day. Make sure that they help each other and divide chores accordingly. The older siblings should be given the care giving tasks while the younger ones should be taught to obey them and play along.
  6. Humour them: It is a known fact that humour is the best medicine that breaks even the most tension filled atmosphere.
  7. Family Meetings: Hold family meetings to discuss important things and even intense fights so that everyone's needs and issues are addressed.
  8. Empathy: Teaching your child to empathize with others will help him or her steer clear of needless rivalry at home too.
  9. Ignore the Small: Let them figure out the smaller fights, yet always be there to address the bigger issues so that they know you are there for them.
  10. Equal Treatment: Treating them equally does not mean doing the same thing for each of them. It means giving them equal time and attention with personalized treatment to suit varied temperaments. This will also give them a lot of individual confidence which eventually kills any feelings of rivalry.
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How to control my mind thought of the negative thinking which has been arose by my family members and friends ? I am not able to study alone even for 1 minute without thinking something and it comes in my mind automatically when I am alone anywhere.

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
How to control my mind thought of the negative thinking which has been arose by my family members and friends ? I am ...
Acid flur200x one dose weekly once. Clematis, White chest nut, Walnut, take these Bach remedies one dose once daily for a month and revert back
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I always feel scared for no reason. M scared to go answer or to go in public or to talk with someone. Am jus nt able to express myself coz of anxiety. I Don't know y I always feel scared fr no reason m so confuse can't able to understand think or argue if also m right I don't have my self confidence this anxiety problem is with me from child hood. please help can't suffer anymore.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I always feel scared for no reason. M scared to go answer or to go in public or to talk with someone. Am jus nt able ...
Awesome u accept it so there is huge scope to transform into boldness!! this is 1st step!! thanks for expecting healthier fitness with Ayurveda... There is everyone Anxious at a point yeah its true all those learn to deal in a short n moveon and sure win!!! the situation.... all it demands in person to examin to plan further with ur dr 1st to track it n then lead with pace
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I am 24 years old. I have one bad habit when I was watching porn or reading sex stories, I rub the bed so white discharges daily. Then now I touches my girlfriend my penis is not erected. Even I putting my penis in her mouth then also my penis not erected. Please help me sir.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 24 years old. I have one bad habit when I was watching porn or reading sex stories, I rub the bed so white disch...
Seems you are suffering from erectile dysfunction. Factors required for hard erection are hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile disorder can result from any of these problems. Lifestyle changes like regular exercise, quitting alcohol and tobacco and exercises particularly meant for erectile dysfunction can help you.
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Hi doctor, My age was 24 and I am suffering from anxiety everyday from last two years after I left my home. I In previously when I am at home also I used to get thoughts like what happens if I stand on edge walls on terrace, what happens if somebody attacks me, what happens if I get a false mistake even I don't do. Whenever I tried to reduce these thoughts the more worse the anxiety. I had left brain blueness, vision changes, difficult to think and concentrate. I have social anxiety too. Doctorsted me to take mirtazapine 7.5 and etilaam. Anxiety symptoms are worst if I masturbates. Dear doctor please help. Me out to change these thoughts and live a balance life.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi doctor,
My age was 24 and I am suffering from anxiety everyday from last two years after I left my home. I In prev...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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I am not interested in sex. But my husband pulling me for sex. I am fully in stressed. please tell me some tablet for improve sex.Please tell.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am not interested in sex. But my husband pulling me for sex. I am fully in stressed. please tell me some tablet for...
First the reason behind your distaste towards sex needs to be explored, whether it is reduced desire, dryness, or painful feeling, vaginismus or cultural taboo, that u harbour. there are no hard and fast medicines to increase the desire. There are some medicines which will improve blood supply tot eh areas, so the pleasure can be felt better
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I sometimes I feel I am in depression, do people in depression gain weight? how to get out of depression ?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I sometimes I feel I am in depression, do people in depression gain weight? how to get out of depression ?
Generally in anxiety and depression people may gain weight initially due to two reasons, first one due to over eating and second due to hormonal imbalance. You may need continuous counselling for few days with some herbal treatment.
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I am a football player. I play from school team and club. For three to four days, I fell very laziness. My hole body is paining and hope day I fell my tired. My legs are paining and its feel like I my body there is no energy to do work.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am a football player. I play from school team and club. For three to four days, I fell very laziness. My hole body ...
1. Check your hemoglobin, bp. 2. Avoid stress, anxiety, severe physical and mental exertion 3. Take adequate rest and sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 4. Have good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits etc 5. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily) 6. Take one capsule of revital daily after breakfast 7. Consult physician for further advice.
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Hi I wanna know one thing and that is. Is there any hope of complete recovery from mental illness like :-bipolar disorder and schizophrenia etc (in future or not)

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi I wanna know one thing and that is. Is there any hope of complete recovery from mental illness like :-bipolar diso...
It varies between individuals and various factors. Some recover well and return to near normalcy, some have more than 70-80 % mental disbaility in daily life.
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5 Causes Of Hand Pain!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
5 Causes Of Hand Pain!

There are 27 bones in the human hand. An injury to any one of them or a disease that affects the bones, tendons, muscles or blood vessels in the hand, are the most likely causes for pain in the hand and tenderness.

Some of the most common conditions that cause hand pain are:

  1. De Quervain's Tendinitis: Pain on and around the thumb is the characteristic sign of this condition. This pain may develop gradually or come on suddenly and can travel the length of the thumb and forearm. De Quervain's tendinitis is caused by the swelling of wrist tendons at the base of the thumb. Repetitive actions and overuse are the most common triggers for this condition.

  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are felt mainly in the thumb, index finger and middle finger. This pain is often worse at night and is caused by the swelling of inflamed tendons at the base of the hand that puts pressure on the median nerve. This syndrome can make it very difficult for a person to grip objects.

  3. Fractures: The fracture can cause extreme pain along with stiffness, swelling and loss of movement. A fracture refers to the breaking of a bone and can be of many types including simple fractures, complex fractures, comminuted fractures and compound fractures. The type of fracture dictates the type of treatment required. Spraining a muscle in the hand is another leading cause of pain in the hands.

  4. Arthritis: This is one of the most common causes of pain in the hand that is related to ageing. Arthritis causes loss of cartilage that makes the movement of one bone against the other extremely painful. It may or may not also be accompanied by swelling. When it comes to the hand, arthritis affects the base of the thumb and middle or top joints of the fingers. Osteoarthritis may also cause bony nodules to be formed on the fingers.

  5. Trigger Finger: This condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. This condition locks the fingers or thumb in a bent position. This condition is triggered by the flexor tendons getting irritated. These tendons control the movements of the thumb and fingers. As the tendon is inflamed, the sheath that surrounds the tendons may also thicken and nodules may form of the affected tendons. People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes are at a high risk of suffering from this condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.
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After 6 months I played cricket. So the next day I am not able to get out of my bed because of pain. Which tablet should I have and why does it happens.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
After 6 months I played cricket. So the next day I am not able to get out of my bed because of pain. Which tablet sho...
1.Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets daily 2.Apply volini gel twice daily 3.Give warm compress locally 4. Take rest 5.Consult doctor,if no relief
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I lost my happiness in thinking of others I want to be happy always can you suggest me?

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 lost my happiness in thinking of others I want to be happy always can you suggest me?
Dear lybrate-user. The question contains the answer. To be happy, stop thinking about others. That means, in negative circumstances compare yourself with more negative incidents people suffer and in positive situations compare positives. Take care.
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I live a very isolated life, I work from home, hardly there is a need for me to leave home. Once in a couple of weeks I go outside, I am happy with my life, but I get scared at times. I get scared because I think will it affect my level of confidence, am I loosing something because of it, why should I leave home if there is no need, am I too scared to leave my comfort zone, I am just confused. I get depressed regarding my future. Is it unnecessary fear or is it something really to be worried about?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You need not worry if you have no problem in going out when there is the need for. You are worried and over worked because of isolation in one place. At least once a week you go for a film and every evening you take a walk which is good for physical and mental health/ what is your age and how about your family life / are you married or live with parents. Keep in touch.
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I am constantly experiencing vivid hallucinations which often consists of encounter with celestial beings like fairies etc. What type of psychological disorder is this. Please throw some light on the matter in detail. I am experiencing vivid auditory, visionary and sensory hallucinations. Please enlighten me on this serious matter.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am constantly experiencing vivid hallucinations which often consists of encounter with celestial beings like fairie...
One of the reasons for hallucinations is psychotic disorder, but keep mind healthy, Simply drink cow's milk in night about 2 hours after dinner three times in a week strictly. Keep your mind busy in reading, studies or services which are constructive. Do take multivitamin tablet like Becozinc two or three times in a week after food. Keep discipline in eating, rest and work timings. Make it a point to do meditation of any genuine process, preferably transcendental meditation. Pl establish your divinity by chanting any Names of God Who you have faith in. Be tolerant and have patience. Pl see" For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy. And also" From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the Self. Hope this helps.
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I am a smoker. My age is 24 years and from last five years I m smoking. Now I want to stop smoking and I am unable to do the same even I am trying to stop it but I am unable. Please help me with some medicine which can help me to do the same. Please do not suggest for any nicotine type chewing gums as I have already tried for it. Please help for the same.

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, In my opinion, smoking is easy to quit. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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