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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, my name is shubham and I have stammering problem. Which is the perfect medicine for stammering.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, as such there is no medicine for stammering. Medicine are only helpful if the cause of stammering is known. Medicines are given for that cause not for stammering per se. So consult psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated.
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Sir I am loving a girl from past 4 yrs. Because of misunderstanding I am getting hurt day by day. I want to get rid of this relationship. I am loving her surely. How can I come out of this.

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 am loving a girl from past 4 yrs. Because of misunderstanding I am getting hurt day by day. I want to get rid o...
Dear user. Coming out of an affair is not that easy task especially when you still love her. Therefore I suggest you not to try come out of the relationship. Instead, you should try to love her more and amend the behavior according to your girl friend. Take care.
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Mental Health - 6 Reasons Why You Should Take it Seriously!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jodhpur
Mental Health - 6 Reasons Why You Should Take it Seriously!

The first question when you greet somebody is 'how are you' and this often refers to our state of well-being. While most answers would be great, awesome or good, we usually think of how we are doing physically. While some of us may talk about physical conditions (say things like feverish, have a cold, etc.), not many would think of talking about mental health conditions. However, mental health is very important for overall well-being.

Can you think of someone who is severely depressed or anxious all the time and have a good physical health? Chances are very bleak, and if you consider the overall health as a mix of mental and physical balance, this is not possible. Read on to understand how important mental health is and why you should start paying more attention to it.

  1. Improved physical health: If someone is in a stressed state, it is obvious that they would not be able to do the activities they enjoy. Being affected mentally also leads to reduced immunity and sleep disturbances, making the person prone to infections and other disorders. Stress is one of the main risk factors for chronic medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
  2. Improved prognosis: Most often, doctors focus on treating the physical aspects of a person’s health. However, with recent emphasis on mental health, more and more doctors are looking at wholesome measures to improve a person’s health. Results show that when a person’s mental health is also addressed, the physical ailments respond very well.
  3. Improved productivity: People with unattended mental health disorders often resort to absence from work and/or school, can have financial instability, be homeless and can fall repeatedly. Being mentally healthy provides overall changed perspective of life and therefore improves productivity.
  4. Improved personal relationships: Children of people affected with mental illness are prone to neglect, abuse, rejection, and behavioural issues. There is also social isolation, which may lead into adulthood, and these children may also have emotional health problems. Others in the close circle including spouses, siblings, parents, close friends and colleagues would be clearly affected by a person who is mentally unhealthy.
  5. Social effects: These people are highly prone to social crimes like rape, murder, theft, violence, etc. They may not be able to afford their treatment and/or resort to these crimes to assert themselves.
  6. Improved quality of life: Life expectancy is higher in people who are mentally healthy. Even with mild symptoms of anxiety and depression, this is reduced, and the chances of a happier, healthier life are reduced.

Whatever the effect, mental health needs to be addressed as equally as we do physical problems, using medications, counselling, or lifestyle changes. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist and ask a free question.

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Hello sir my problem is not remember perfectly some time. Do something I forget after 1day and 2days why? Give solution.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring 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 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 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. 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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My age is 27 and had esr test, result is 37 for first hr and 49 for second. I had even vitamin b12 test and it is 214. I have tonsil stone and suffered from tonsil 15 days back. I am using antibiotic mpxcv-625. Is this high esr a fearing factor? I am very tensed please help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My age is 27 and had esr test, result is 37 for first hr and 49 for second. I had even vitamin b12 test and it is 214...
Esr is a marker of chronic inflammation. Please get a CBC and X-ray chest to find the cause of raised esr. A raised esr alone has no meaning.
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I am suffering from depression since last 4 yrs. I have not taken proper treatment yet .once I visited psychiatrist he gave me symbal 2.0.10 mg. I regularly taken that 10 days after then I stop n stop visiting doctor .i often get mood swings .i can not help it i'm dying day by day seriously. I started thinking negative day by day plzz help me to get better treatment. I do not only want to eat medicine .i want to talk to doctor but he directly gave me medicine without listening my problems. Please help me I can not focus on my work my family is depend on me. Im so tired I have forgot that i'm alive. Please I can not sleep at night my mind thinks 24 hours .when I wake up in morning my mind already starts thinking. Please I want to sleep i'm so tired of my life.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from depression since last 4 yrs. I have not taken proper treatment yet .once I visited psychiatrist h...
Hello dear you do need medicines, yes I agree the Dr. Should have listened to you & sggsted some life style measures as well, as you have mentioned treatment without medicines, that's a long process but the benefits are life-long. You should have a healthy start in the morning relatively relaxed mornings, some light exercise, avoid bed during day time keep it only for sex & sleep, no watching t. V. No reading and go to bed only when feeling sleepy, don't go to bed and wait for sleep, whatever time you might sleep, start your morning at a fixed time, avoid intoxicants--alcohol, smoking etc; socialise, not as a patient, normally. These kind of routine initially might appear difficult but in the long run benefits are huge, wishing you all the best!
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I getting irritate and frustrate in small thing. Sometimes I also think to suicide. Crying in alone. and think that no one to support me and I am a wastage.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
For some reason you are a very angry person. I think that you do not feel loved, and worse than that is that you feel rejected: In which case you may have problems with abandonment and separation anxiety too. Then when you are frustrated because you cannot do something about this feeling of anger (not that that is true but you will feel like that) then you turn it inwards from which you can get depressed and suicidal. There may be some incident in your past, and that may be continuing to be so that makes you feel rejected. You just take your parents and meet with a counselor if all this is true and work out the details to resolve this. All feelings must be expressed appropriately, every time. Life is extremely precious, and without being sure of why you want to end your life, you are indeed acting irrationally. You must make every attempt to love yourself, if nobody else will, and look after yourself and your life tenderly and carefully. At your age self-acceptance and therefore self-love is very critical to resolve this dilemma. But counseling will help a lot and having a good relationship with people will go a long way to make your self-worth increase. Do not cry alone but with someone, always.
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I feel very depressed relating to my 12th board exams. please suggest me some ways to overcome this and feel energetic or concentrated.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I feel very depressed relating to my 12th board exams. please suggest me some ways to overcome this and feel energeti...
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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Improving concentration

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
Improving concentration
Improving concentration.
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Hello doctor My skin was fair but now from last one year it has become tanned also acne is very much coming on my face. I am becoming darker Please give me anti tan remedy and to remove acne and get my original.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
Hello doctor My skin was fair but now from last one year it has become tanned also acne is very much coming on my fac...
Please don't use any creams or lotions. It suppress the sebum secretion and block the pores which leads to bacterial contamination and results in more pimples. The other causes of pimples are hormonal imbalance, dandruff, diet rich in oil and non veg, poor hygiene etc. Treating acne in the right way at the earliest will remove pimples without any scarring and gives a long lasting results. But acne patients are more concern about the pimples and try all creams and soaps available in markets which creates much worse their condition. There are very good homoeopathic medicines for pimples which gives rapid and permanent results without any side effects. Along with the medicines there are some specific food which should be avoided for the effectiveness of treatment. You should take plenty of vegetables and fruits. Drink 3-4 litres of water. Homoeopathic cream topi berberis (wilmar schwabe) daily night apply. Internal medicines are better than external application.
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DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Gynae problems trigger stress. Meditation helps in alleviating the stress and diminishing associative symptoms such as premenstrual anxiety, depression and irritation.
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I am 19 yr old male. Suffering from social anxiety disorder. How to deal with it?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Social anxiety disorder is best treated with a combination of medications and psycho therapeutic techniques. Usually a model of therapy known as behavioral therapy is used and it is quite effective. All the best.
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What are the major causes of depression? How to free my friend from this, pls help.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
What are the major causes of depression? How to free my friend from this, pls help.
There are a number of reasons why a person may go into depression. Here are a few major causes: 1. If there is something wrong with the body like if there is hormonal imbalance or some glands have abnormal secretions, it may affect the mind/mood of a person. Any kind of physical sickness may induce depression. 2. If the person is sad for a long time and is unable to cope up with the life situations. 3. If the person has faced some trauma in life, like loss of dear ones, loss of intimate relationship, being abused physically and/or mentally. 4. If the expectations do not match the reality of life. 5. If a person feels lonely and feels that he/she is not worthy of anyone's love. 6. If the person has low self esteem. 7. If the people around do not appreciate the person's skills, achievements or strengths. The person thinks he/she is useless. Kindly assure your friend of your support and love. Focus on his/her strengths and encourage your friend to meet new people, take up new challenges, pursue his/her own hobby. Give plenty of genuine positive strokes. Empower your friend to move on. Encourage your friend to have open communication with people.
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I am 27 yrs old boy, I have a problem which I read I can't remember after few hours please instruct 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
Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last 2 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 2 year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Pleas...
I would recommend you to follow the following home remedy Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 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 This remindy will be helpful.
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One of my family member is addicted with smoking and is unable to relax. How can he quit smoking and what will he do?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
For your family member - what you now need to focus on is to come up with the strategies that will help you with the craving. For example, what would help you to distract your mind from smoking. If you like tea or coffee you may decide to grab one instead of a cigarette. Or perhaps keeping a chewing gum or candy and grab one instead. Best way to quit is to work on individualized plan and strategies that will help you maintain the motivation and help manage your craving. Smoking has many adverse effect on different system in your body. Congratulations that you are thinking about quitting it. Now you need to figure out the best strategy that works for you. Following information may help you. One of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized strategies to quit successfully. Data such as - since how long are you smoking and how many cigarettes a day you consume are important information. Also have you tried quitting it earlier? how successful were you? and what are your personal reasons to stop smoking? all these are also important part of your success strategy. Broadly speaking your reasons for not smoking work as your motivator. The stronger the reasons behind not smoking the higher the motivation and thus higher the chances for you to be successful. Also your body will have a withdrawal symptoms and it is very important to come up with strategies and solid plan to counter these withdrawal symptoms. These strategies should be tailor-maid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support throughout your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. Along with this eating healthy and having a good routine for eat and sleep is also very important. Exercise plays a huge roll when it comes to staying positively motivated and managing cravings. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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