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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma is a popular Psychiatrist in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr.Gitanjali Sharma 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 am always surrounded by bad thinking. I want to overcome from that. Please help.

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, the duty of your mind is to think. If you or your surrounds fail to provide worthy atmosphere and reasons for your mind, it will dwell into negative thinking. The trick is diversion. You should divert bad thinking towards useful and productive thinking. For that you need to show some resiliance. Motivation therapy and cognitive therapy are your answer. Please provide me more information and I will help you overcome this problem. Take care.
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Muje samaj nahi ata main kya karu main jabse bimar hua hu. Tab se meritabiyat sahi nahi rehti. Main bhaut depressed rehta hu. Meri hartime letne ka mann karta hai. Aisa lagta hai jaise hath per ki jaan nikal gayi. Muje typhoid fever hua tha monnths pehle tab se main preshan hu kya karu samaj nahi ata muje.

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Sharirik aur mansik bimariya ek dusre se judi hoti he. Apne man ki tandurusti badhana aapke liye jaruri he. Regular yoga deep breathing aur meditation aapko help karega. Psychologist ki madat se aap apne negative thoughts ko dur rakh payenge. Hypnotherapy bhi aapko madat karegi.
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MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Are you sad most of the time..?! Are you tired even after doing small work.?! Is your interest in day to day activities reduced.?! You may be suffering from depression.
Consult a psychiatrist to get treated. Very effective treatments are available in this modern era.
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I qm having severe headache and body pains from last 2 days tried few medicines and home remedies but didn't workout please suggest me suitable medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Belladonna 30 ( 4 drops in little water) four times in a day for 3 days and update.
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I lost somebody last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu need to develop mental calmness by doing meditation and yoga . If needed you can take antidepressant tablets
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How one can get rid of stress and excessive fat and obesity and depression related problem also.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Studies show that replacing a grain-based breakfast with eggs can help you eat fewer calories for the next 36 hours, and lose more weight and more body fat . If you can’t eat eggs for some reason, then that’s fine. Any source of quality protein for breakfast should do the trick.
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I am 44 male, after my schooling, I started smoking. Initially I started with 4,5 puffs from friends cigarette, it slowly gain and I reached, 4,5 packs, 40-50 cigarettes a day, got bronchitis within 5 or so years. Got treated, dropped my cigarette intake to 80-90 %. Started Guthka that time the cheap one available, like 'Tirangaa' and'555' (brand names ), and I still take it but now the expensive one. Due to some domestic problem in my family, I found some dark and ugly ways to avoid those of my haunting 24*7*365*15 (read, hour, week,year and 15 years) I took to heavy drinking and drugging. I kept drinking for 6 years approx, so much that my hands started to shake if alcohol not consumed. Somehow somehow somehow I shunned drinking, and drugging, after 6 years of heavy uses. But now, from last one year I started to take drugs again in the form of a cough suppressant named'Corex'which I usually consume 100 ml * 3 times a day. I want to overcome it as soon as possible. These things has immensely impacted my married and sexual relationship with my wife. My history is above, treatment needed is, how can I wipe out all the bad effects and side effects already running in my biological systems? Sorry for such a long question, but I couldn't explain it in short. Thanking you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You certainly have a very addictive personality i.e all the ingredients to make you prone to addiction. That also means that if you give up one form of addiction, you could easily take up another: this is called cross addictions. Much of the damage to your body could be reversed, except brain damage, if you quit all the habits once and for all. This will obviously depend on the extent of damage in some cases where it will become irreversible. A thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation are recommended. You have, underlying all this, a strong hamartic or self-destructive drive which needs to be analysed from a script perspective. Ideally, you should get admitted to a rehabilitation center and genuine and good therapy should help you identify the deep-rooted drives and then you can work on them to deal with the underlying issues to sort your addiction problem. There is some pain, oral issue, rigid value system and, as mentioned above, a script issue to deal with eventually.
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I am 18 years old I have been feeling fear thinking about that I can suffer from disease fear not going away from my mind please diagnose and give me solution to get rid of this problem.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
This can be kind of phobia, a type of anxiety disorder. You need to consult a psychiatrist personally, online if you prefer, with complete details of your problem so that an appropriate treatment and counseling can be started.
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How to overcome depression and anxiety in 23 year old girl. Who is with good job, intelligent and good parents. But anxious about future and not able to decide whether to study further or continue job. How to overcome her Negative thoughts?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDEMS, DNHE, DYA
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hello user, take her to a counselor and try to find out the cause of depression. Tell someone who is close to her to talk to her and know what exactly is wrong. Proper counselling will help her to stay away from her problem.
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I have been smoking since last few days. After that I have a pain in the chest what could be reasons.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There could be very many reasons. I suggest you meet with a doctor to determine the exact problem and the cause. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I lost my best friend last year in a tragic accident. From then I feel very depressed. Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
It happens to almost everyone and you have to come out of this tragedy all alone--------nobody I there to help you------------early you come out of this, more better it will be for you------------keeping to yourself will end up nowhere but try to follow the steps of that soul and the departed soul will only be happy if you are happy and for that you will have to come out aggressively and work even harder to be a better person in life ---------to achieve this my homoeopathic medicines will help you in this crucial time------- homoeopathic medicine---------------- alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily----------------------- passiflora q (wilmar schwabe india) drink 30 drops daily night 30 minutes before sleep in 20 ml fresh water ----------------------- report after 15 days-------------------- do bramari pranayam daily for 15 minutes.
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I am 24 years old and I am in a relationship with a man. I am insecure towards this relationship. I have fallen in love for the first time and it is long distance relationship. I am anxious that he does not love me. As there are no attempts from his side to nurture the relationship. In my opinion, when a person is in love. A person should do things that love can grow healthy. A surprise call in the middle of the day would do. But I thing my boyfriend do not care that much. I have discussed things with him earlier about it but there is no improvement or any change in his behaviour. He does not understand my emotional needs. Please help me. All these things are making me awake all night and over stressed.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, I understand. It is important to remember we are only in control of our own emotions, thoughts and behaviors, we cannot control what another persons thinks, feels and does. Many times there is a miscommunication among partners in relationships due to varied expectations. It is important to sit down with your partner and list out your expectations and allow for your partner to do the same. From this you can create common goals and work towards it to improve your relationship. I hope this helps you and your partner better understand each others emotional needs. Please consult privately for further help. Good Luck.
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I have headaches in my back side. Pain happens in some interval of time. Having some stress in my life.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Get your stress evaluated by a psychiatrist, and find it s relationship with the headache. A course of pills if needed, might solve the problem.
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I am habituated to see daily adult videos at night time unable to control it please suggest me the method to over come this I even do meditation.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Faridabad
Stop watching porn video no medication here and there don't waist your time try to stay busy doing activities that engage you in other ways besides masturbation. Sublimate by doing things like writing, painting, drawing, playing a musical instrument, or playing sports. Eat healthy and try to cultivate some kind of skill that gives you pleasure and focuses your brain.
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I am suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd). please suggest me some tips to get rid of this problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
No tips, consult psychiatrist and get treated, if needed behavior therapy will be combined. All the best.
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Hii doctor this is satya das. I have an addictions of smoking regularly. I wanted to quit. How it Can be done please suggest something.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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I'm 21 year old boy but my face looks like 34 year old men. I am in stress every time due to this . Please tell me what's the reason behind this and How can I get back my young look once again?

Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Hello, it maybe due to the stress. You could start following a healthy lifestyle with natural foods, plenty of water and regular exercises. Hope it helps.
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Suffering from back pain for past one month. Also sometimes body is not flexible. Stiffens in the neck. This problems started when I started driving my car a lot.

B.Sc, DBMS, BHMS, PGDCR, PGDHM
Homeopath, Kolkata
Dear you may be suffering from cervical spondylitis and lumbago so you are feeling very pain at your back you need some exercise with homeopathic medicine. You will be fit very soon!
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National Anti-Drug Addiction Day - Overcoming Addiction

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
National Anti-Drug Addiction Day - Overcoming Addiction

Drug addiction is one of the social menaces and in most people, what starts off as a result of peer pressure and trying to be cool ends up affecting lives significantly. It is not just social, but also affects financial, physical, emotional, and social well-being. The small periods of happiness given by the drug is followed by months and years of torment.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified that drug addiction causes chemical and structural changes in the brain, leading to dangerous and self-destructive behaviours. The brain’s response to stimulus like pleasure, joy, happiness, and pain are altered with constant drug abuse. For instance, the neurotransmitter called dopamine, which makes one feel good, is usually produced by the brain in small amounts. However, drugs increase this level to 2 to 10 times more, making the person feel extremely high and happy. Since the body is unable to reach the highest level of happiness on its own, the dependency on these drugs to feel good increases.

Repeated use of the drugs leads to increased dependency, wherein the brain refuses to feel good without reaching those high levels of dopamine. The issue is mostly seen in teenagers and young adults but can be seen in any age group.

October 2 is recognised as National Anti-Drug Addiction Day and nationwide campaigns and drives are done to help people overcome addiction. One of the main reasons a drive this size is required is because of the social stigma attached to the problem. Most families shun away from recognising it as a problem that can be easily treated, and so the affected person is sucked deeper into the problem.

Overcoming addiction: One of the main success factors for treating addiction is for the affected person to recognise that he or she is addicted and needs to get rid of the problem.

  1. There are national toll-free helplines that are set up, which can guide through the whole program. This way, if required, anonymity is maintained and support for overcoming addiction is increased.
  2. It involves a group effort involving the affected person, family and friends, medical and clinical personnel, and counsellors in some cases.
  3. Cognitive behavioural therapy: The person is made conscious of the change in behaviour and the way drugs affect it. Healthier patterns to be happy and joyful are discussed.
  4. In most cases, the underlying reason for reaching out to drugs needs to be addressed also to prevent relapse.
  5. Group therapies where the person makes friends who have faced similar issues and overcome the problem. This increases their accountability and commitment to getting rid of the problem.

Drug abuse is a national social menace and needs more free admittance and management.

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