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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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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My toe is paining from long time there is no red ness or swelling on outer side what must be done.

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My toe is paining from long time there is no red ness or swelling on outer side what must be done.
Hello, you might be suffering from raised level of uric acid, causing toe- pain. Tk, plenty f water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism. Tk homoeo medicines me: @ acid benzoic 30-6 polls, thrice a day. @ rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice, orally. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junkfood, cold intake. Tk care.

I didn't write my xams well. I am feeling nervous and some wat depression. What should I do.

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I didn't write my xams well. I am feeling nervous and some wat depression. What should I do.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time, please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time, please help me.
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.

I'm suffering from mentally illness it could be depression could you help me to out of this please Thanx.

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I'm suffering from mentally illness it could be depression could you help me to out of this please Thanx.
Feeling down or blue is a natural part of life. People let us down, things go wrong, we lose people we love or the dreams we've valued. When feeling down stretches over weeks or months, is occurring frequently and interfering with your ability to interact with people and enjoy your life, it is likely that you're experiencing some form of depression. Provided that you're able to access information and have a good doctor and support network around you, even severe depression is a highly treatable condition. Along with medication psychotherapy from psychologist is a important adjunct. Firstly, you will have to make few lifestyle changes: Sleep well. Sleep is essential to a healthy, balanced body. Lack of sleep can aggravate negative thinking and easily becomes a vicious cycle whereby your negative thoughts keep you awake and disable your ability to get enough sleep. Waking unrefreshed and feeling tired is a common complaint during depression, and even too much sleep can leave depressed persons feeling tired. Breaking this cycle requires enforcing a strict sleep routine of the same bedtime and waking time every day, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, not exercising three hours prior to bed, removing anything distracting from your bedroom, and keeping your room at a suitable temperature. Exercise releases a natural anti-depressant chemical in your brain and gets you into doing something active. Start small with a simple walk to the local store or around the block, or to your garden gate might be the way to begin. Gradually work up to a routine that fits with your needs and enjoyment. Look for friends or group exercise sessions since having a partner will keep you more motivated. You can also look for activities that will allow you to release some of the pent-up emotions that may be built up, such as kickboxing. Playing sports is a great way to get regular exercise, stay occupied, focus on self-improvement and meet new people. Some studies have found that people who participate in sports have somewhat fewer symptoms of depression. Choose a sport that is exhausting to quiet the chatter in your mind and leave you feeling wrung out—just don't overdo it. Join a team or class in your area and commit to showing up to as many of these meetings as possible, even if you may not feel like going some days. Eat healthy. Reduce your intake of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fast foods, and processed foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole foods. Drink plenty of water and do some research on foods that are said to improve your state of mind and well-being. Improving your diet can be a positive project to keep you constructively occupied and focused when you're working through your depression. Plus, many healthy foods are effective at improving mood Talk with friends, family and colleagues who make you feel good and who are good to be around. Spend time with people who see the world in a positive way and ask them to share their visions, ideas, and approaches to life with you. Most positive people will be more than happy to reveal the things that help them keep upbeat and happy about their lives. Learn from them. Remember that misery loves company. It can be incredibly hard to keep away from negative people as down and out as you're feeling, but do your best to avoid them. You won't be doing either of you a favor by confirming each other's fears that the rest of the world is terrible. Keep occupied. Being busy is a way to prevent negative thoughts from going around your head repeatedly. For depressed persons, the first step is often the hardest, so making yourself do things can be a huge difference in your day and getting you started Start a journal of your journey through your depression. Document your feelings somewhere personal and completely private. This will be the place where you let out your darkest thoughts — no holds barred — because you don't need to worry that anyone will judge you for them. A diary can become your collaborator in the struggle against your depression because it eventually provides you with great evidence of what improves your mood as well as what brings it down. Try to write in it daily if possible. Change your thinking. As part of progressing, recognizing and defeating negative thinking patterns is a very important aspect to concentrate on. Cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, or other forms of psychological therapy are helpful when you're unlearning negative thinking and establishing patterns of thinking that support your self-esteem and increase your self confidence. While it is best to read up in this area and speak with someone qualified to help guide you through the ways to change your thinking, there are some important things to keep in mind. Acknowledge the feeling will pass. This can be a very difficult step, but it's vital because it helps you to start banishing thoughts of hopelessness. List all of your good points. When you're depressed, it's easy to understate the positive things about yourself. Turn this around by listing everything that is good about you. Include achievements from the past and hopes for the future, however few or random they may seem. If you can't write this list, have a trusted friend or family member start one for you. This is a list to keep building upon as you work through your depression. Self-acceptance is a vital part of recovering from depression because you acknowledge that there are good things about yourself, but also that you have challenges to overcome. This will help you stop judging yourself more harshly than anyone else. Make decisions, however small, and act on them. Again, while this is very difficult to do during depression, it is a vital element in facing the sense of helplessness that tends to overwhelm depressed persons. Small decisions like getting out of bed, calling friends, or cleaning up the kitchen all add up. Once you act on them, they become achievements. Learn how to replace faulty or negative thinking by focusing on it. Ask questions such as: Am I assuming the worst? Am I condemning myself because something bad has happened? Am I focused on my weaknesses rather than my strengths? It is helpful to arrange the negative thought in one column and a rationalization in another column, so that you can confront and undo the negative thinking. In one column you may write the thought" I'm a failure, and in the other you challenge that thought with" I made a mistake. I've made mistakes in the past and things have turned out okay. I've also had many triumphs. Learn assertiveness techniques once you've challenged the harder aspects of your negative thinking processes. Assertive techniques will allow you to find a pathway to standing up for yourself without giving in to feelings of anger, fear, or powerlessness. Knowing how to assert yourself is an important part of not falling back into depressive patterns in the future. Remember, Always keep yourself busy, or doing something positive. Sitting alone, or thinking about all the bad events in your life without expressing them to someone is going to make your depression worsen. Also pratice yoga or meditation. All the best.

I am 25 years male. From last 6 months I have some continuous fear in my mind. I can't focus on my job. Regularly I am doing some mistakes in my work. I am frustrated. What should I do?

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What is ur fear that has to be specfic or grneralize,what is rootcause,then the solution can be given

Hello doctor, I am 26 year old male from Bangalore, and I got this stuttering problem since forever, and I have consulted many speech therapists but it dint worked out on me. Can you please help me to overcome this problem. Please save me.

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Stammering is" speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or" say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses" stammering could be due to two reasons. First reason is vocal cord misalignment. Second is psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ent specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ent specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, the best option is stammer therapy. Take care.

Hi. Sir I need to quit smoking.Please do help.

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You can take bupropion and verinicline tablets for quitting smoking. Consult a psychiatrist for the prescription.

I lost somebody in last year and feeling depressed. No one help me. Please help me.

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I lost somebody in last year and feeling depressed. No one help me. Please help me.
Dear friend Sorry to hear about your loss. Bereavement is a difficult journey and something we get through, not get over. Although grief is a condition everyone must endure, it is important not to let grief dominate your life, and in essence, become your life. Talk about your loss with friends, family or a professional. Grief is a process, not an event. Indulge in uplifting activities. These activities may be as soteric as studying philosophy or as centering as planting a tree.  Sometimes just walking through a garden can be uplifting.  Meditation, centering Prayer and stress reduction techniques. These can help to control stress and allow one to find a deeper state of awareness or relaxation. Meditation and Prayer may assist in one’s spiritual development by clearing the mind of the day to day stress, Avoiding stressful situations and decisions. This is important especially in the initial stages of grief when people are not always exercising their best judgment. Physical exercise. This is an excellent way to “take the edge” off the physical symptoms of grief. Studies show that physical exercise releases endorphins into the body which can alleviate stress and mental anxiety. Do daily morning walk for 20 minutes. Think. Would your loved one be happy to see you in this state? Do what he would have wanted you to do to be happy. Get help for severe or persistent depression. Someone once said: “grief is not a disease but it can become one.” Grief can lead to serious depression. Consider getting professional help if you feel overwhelmed, hopeless, or helpless. Other signs of depression can include sleep impairment (too little or too much), appetite or weight change, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and feeling listless or agitated. Take care of yourself. Remember open up, talk, help is just a call away. Have faith and patience. God bless you!

I am suffering from body pain for continuous three days. What should i do? Please advise.

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I am suffering from body pain for continuous three days. What should i do? Please advise.
Pain is complex phenomenon, so there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, there is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

My girlfriend left me. Because of her father reputation. About a month ago. We sometime talk. Like twice in a week. She blocked me from whatsapp hike. I am always missing her. How to. Forget her totally . As we are in same collage. But different departments some time she goes near from my classes. How I explain? What is that feeling? Give me solution.

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My girlfriend left me. Because of her father reputation. About a month ago. We sometime talk. Like twice in a week. S...
Hi if your girl friend left you for the sake of her father it only means that she does not give importance to you or the realtionship. The best way is to break the contact completely and focus on building a new trust worthy realtionship. But the way you have expressed the problem it seems that you have very limited friends and social circle which make you give too much of value to ant realtionship you get into. So better try to develop more friendships, increase your social circle and also start focusing on the goals in your life which can protect you from getting into such emotional tangles. If you have difficulty in doing this better consult a psychologist in your vicinity at the earliest.

How to increase memory power and gain good mind for better reading and good concentration.?

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Dear , the best method to improve your concentration, memory power and recollection etc is to use your brain creatively again and again. Doing number puzzles, creative hobies like painting, games like chess etc can sharpen your brain and improve concentration. Exercise plays an important part in sharpening the brain and in many aspects of memory. Nutritious food including green vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals and pulses are beneficial. Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, coffee, red meat etc are not that good for sharpening brain and memory power. Being happy and cheerful also contributes positively. Take care.

Hello, after passing out my 12th standard, I drop my 1st year of graduation 3 times, I don't know why every time I will take all classes, assignment, labs everything but at time of exam I afraid to go Now I am at home from last year, and afraid to go outside, meet my friends and relatives, I am feeling tired from my life, I just wanted to end everything..

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Hello,  after passing out my 12th standard, I drop my 1st year of graduation 3 times, I don't know why every time I w...
There is one person who can take you out from your current problems! that's you! do not get disheartened, if the life has taken you 3 steps back, then be assured that life will take you many steps forward too. Meet friends & people, develop hobbies; start doing new innovative things & you can join some distance education program also. Its a matter of time. Seek some right medical therapies just to overcome fear. The best therapy is to face it! utilize time in some activity, do not be alone. Start doing meditation, avoid late night sleep, do some fitness yoga and put 2 -2 drops either lukewarm badam rogan or pure cow ghee in your nostrils after getting fresh in the morning.

Sir I have problem of stammering please give me any suggestion. Or any medicine. Information.

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Hi, I am sorry to say there are no proved medicines for stammering but practicing fluent talking methods like speaking slow and monitoring your stammering. You need to be patient and practice the guidelines given by your speech pathologist. You may do the following: 1. Speaking slow (not low volume but less speed) 2. Reading slow (not low volume but less speed) thanks.

What is the meaning of sclerosis along the anterior aspect of si joints? Is it hardening of the bones or tissues surrounding si joints? Please help me. I am worried a lot.

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What is the meaning of sclerosis along the anterior aspect of si joints?
Is it hardening of the bones or tissues surr...
Any condition that alters the normal walking pattern places increased stress on the si joints. This could include a leg length discrepancy (one leg longer than the other), or pain in the hip, knee, ankle, or foot. Patients with severe pain in the lower extremity often develop problems with either the lower back (lumbar spine) or si joints. Usually, if the underlying problem is treated, the associated lumbar spine or si joint dysfunction will also improve. There are many disorders that affect the joints of the body that can also cause inflammation in the si joints. These include gout, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. These are all various forms of arthritis that can affect all joints. Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis that always affects the si joints. It can lead to stiffness and severe pain in the si joints, due to inflammation in the sacroiliac joints (sacroiliitis). As the disease process continues, the si joints can fuse together and have no range of motion. Once this occurs, there is no further pain associated with the si joints. Rarely, bacterial infection can involve the sacroiliac joints you need a check up.

I would like to stop smoking Is any thing happens if rid off smoking suddenly How can I clean my lungs by food or exercises or.

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In fact it is best to give up promptly and immediately. It will be difficult but not impossible. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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 take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. 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.

I'm epilepsy patient my Dr. said after delivery I vl allri8, is dis truth. Nd this disorder is dangours for me? Life ka khtra hai? Pls explain.

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If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy before your pregnancy itself, it is possible to control your epilepsy with proper medications so that you do not get any fits (which may pose danger to both of you). However there is a small possibility of your child developing few problems either due to your epilepsy or your medications. It will be monitored with regular scans and blood tests if needed by your obstetrician. Have a frank talk with your obstetrician and neurologist. Please do not stop your epilepsy medications without consulting your doctor.

I am in depression from a long time nearly from 5 years. Day by day I am problem is getting worsened. I am full of negativeness .i just like to be alone. L lack words while speaking. I have habit of pre thinking about everything that I am going to do. It has effected my life so much that I always want to be alone. I fear about my family when I wiil not have any job what will be condition. I keep myself busy in mobile. This has worsened my thinking power. I am getting addicted to chat tp girls only. Filled of sexual thoughts about every single girl I talk. I know I am doing wrong bt unable to control myself .As while seeing any girl I get sexually attracted. I started masturbating since I was 15 year old. I do nearly everyday even I dream a lot. There is no day that I dotn dream any bad dreams .Also have habit of nail biting, lips biting, biting inner part of cheeks. Im gud in study but these thing have effected my mind a lot. Please help me. I have gone to any dctr because of having not enough money. What to do.

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I am in depression from a long time nearly from 5 years. Day by day I am problem is getting worsened. I am full of ne...
Hi lybrate-user, It is good that you wanted to be good, and is aware of what is bad and what is wrong. Depression is not a problem, depends what is the underlying cause of your problem. I wanted to know full detail about your problem from when you started feeling depressed. Are you studying or working, Are you married or unmarried, do you have brothers or sisters. Is your family affectionate to you or not. Have you experienced anything bad when young. Look do not worry about money. I wanted to help you solve your problem and our profession is confidential, so try to share about your problem through private questions, or visit in-clinic, or book appointment so that I can solve your problem as soon as possible. Regarding money, I can give you package, which will suit you financially, but before that fix or visit in-clinic that is my online consultation. For now, I wanted you to relax, Stop worrying about bad thoughts that troubles you. Keep yourself engaged with any work of your interest. Ignore bad dreams, ignore when you get wrong thoughts that you get when you see any girl, just skip by seeing something else. I will help you by giving you some health tips, about how to carry out, this is not a serious issue. Do not worry, be strong and confident. We will help you solve your problem.

Hi I don't know if m right but I think m in the beginning of the tensed or depression stage. I don't want to eat sleep or talk to anyone. Cant share my feelings. I get upset on small things. I don't know who to ask? Can u help.

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It may or may not be depression. You need to get it tested with a psychiatrist and meet a counsellor to help you sort out your feelings and upset feelings. Holding onto these thoughts will only worsen your condition. Please take professional help.

I am an 18 years old female ,I'm not able to get enough sleep due to stress and depression. I get headaches often too any remedies for this ?

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I am an 18 years old female ,I'm not able to get enough sleep due to stress and depression. I get headaches often too...
Please note the following for your condition: • Avoid big meals late in the evening. You need three to four hours to digest a big meal. • Spicy or sugary food, even at suppertime, is usually a bad idea. Spices can irritate your stomach, and when it tosses and turns, so will you. Having a lot of sugary food—especially chocolate, which contains caffeine—can make you feel jumpy. • Try a soothing aromatic bath before bedtime. Add 5 drops lavender oil and 3 drops ylang-ylang oil to warm bathwater and enjoy a nice soak.

I am student of chemistry I am a smoker but I can not left cigarette what can I do to left the cigarette.

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Tobacco cessation clinics are located at various places in india. Consultation with local psychiatrist will be more helpful to quit smoking. Treating doctor may use nicotine or non nicotine replacement therapy along with counseling.
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