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Dr. Gitanjali Sharma

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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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Hi Sir;/madam; I am 23 years old my problem is forgetting. My lesson or any task I donot save for long time remember. I suffering in exam. Days when I remembered question then I donot Save my mind. please give me better suggestions. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress can foil memory and concentration. The distraction it leads to will not allow focus on a particular topic or subject. So locate the stressor and deal with it soon to recover good memory. It will be easier to work with a counselor on the emotions that are causing the stress, which I would imagine has a lot to do with fear. Fear of the exams can also cause this panic which wipes out your memory. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. In the meantime do some of the following: 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, broccoli, blueberries, fish, coconut oil, wheat sprouts, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. 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. 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.
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Symptoms of Depression And its Homeopathic Treatment

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
Symptoms of Depression And its Homeopathic Treatment

Depression is a state of mind that adversely affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. It’s becoming an unpleasant existence in everyone’s life these days due to lot of factors such as:

  1. Competition with Others

  2. Desires not getting fulfilled

  3. Relationship related concerns

  4. Performance Pressures

  5. Societal Pressures etc.

In most cases, depression does not have a single cause. Rather, it results from a mix of factors i.e. your genes, events in your past, your current circumstances and much more. Depression, like many other behavioral health issues, has complex interacting Biological, Psychological, Social and Environmental contributing factors. Depression in teenagers is very common owing to hormonal changes and increased stress of coping with studies and the social world. Genetic factors also play an important role in triggering depression in teenagers.

Signs and Symptoms of Depression:

  1. Persistent sadness: Constant feeling of sadness irrespective of the company.

  2. Thoughts or attempts of suicide: Thinking that suicide will solve all problems.

  3. Fatigue: A state of decreased energy levels.

  4. Helplessness and hopelessness: Living with a though that nothing will ever get better.

  5. Loss of interest in daily activities: Lack of interest in your hobbies, your favourite pastimes or social activities, or sex etc.

  6. Appetite or weight changes: Significant weight loss or weight gain.

  7. Sleeping disorders: Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping.

  8. Irritability: Low tolerance level.

  9. Loss of energy: Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained.

  10. Self-loathing: Feeling of worthlessness or guilt.

  11. Concentration issues: Trouble focusing or remembering things.

Homeopathy For Depression

Homeopathic remedies for depression in teenagers are no different from those used for treating depression in adults. In the initial stages or in the milder form or in people who are not aware of the disease, depression can go unidentified till its implications become too obvious. People often overlook it as a mere low mood or some start assuming it as a part of their psychological makeup. Even families or spouse start accommodating accordingly, thereby making identification of depression all the more difficult. Homeopathic treatment for depression is great form of alternative medicine and natural therapy for depression.

Advantages of using Homeopathy for Depression:

  1. The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the homeopathic medicines are totally free from side effects and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.
  2. The options in conventional treatments are either to take antidepressant medications or to remain depressed, however, homeopathic medicines are said to be side effect free and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.
  3. There are lot of medications in homeopathy which are used, post understanding of the behaviour of a person; his/her complete biological and genetic status, his/her existing medical conditions. 
  4. It is always recommended to consult a homeopath and not to go for self-medication, as it requires specific potencies of medicines for them to be effective on the medical condition.
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I am 26 years old. Female. Always am at upset and am not able to separate happiness and sad.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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Hi! My name is Vishal and I am addicted of smoking, It is necessary to stop this for good health in future.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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. But try and try again until you succeed. 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. 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 chewing gum or 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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What she should do for daily routine? Is yoga best to relieve depression? How can I forget him?

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
What she should do for daily routine? Is yoga best to relieve depression? How can I forget him?
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don’t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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I am experiencing so much tensed while I'm doing any hurry activities I mean while writing any exams. And my thinking, understanding levels are decreasing. How I have to overcome these problem.

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 am experiencing so much tensed while I'm doing any hurry activities I mean while writing any exams. And my thinking...
Dear lybrate-user, exam phobia or exam fear comes under the head of performance anxiety. This fear is a common picture among students and the feelings increase when students start studying. In extreme cases this phenomenon becomes exam phobia. The symptoms of exam phobia can be easily observed and addressed. It is an irrational and powerful fear and aversion to exams. Overwhelming anxiety can affect memory and students may forget answers even if they knew. The best method to overcome exam phobia is to" always bear in mind that we are studying only to live and not living only to study" don't force yourself to get high marks at least for the time being. Enjoy learning. You should consult a psychologist online or offline for counseling. Take care.
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Hello I am suffering from anxiety .my symptom are ibs .dizziness nausea. Stomach upset. Gas. indigestion. Confusion. Not clear vision etc .Doctor said that this all symptom show anxiety. Doctor give me opipramol 50 mg twice a day .I am on 12 weeks 50 %symptom are gone but not fully .Doctor give me dothiepin 75 mg .why opipramol not fully working .and how long dothiepin 75 mg start working.

MBBS, DPM, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Hello I am suffering from anxiety .my symptom are ibs .dizziness nausea. Stomach upset. Gas. indigestion. Confusion. ...
Hi. The problems you have described are indicative of a certain type of anxiety disorder. Apart from medication you also need counselling and certain changes in life style. Worrying about why one particular medicine is not working and when the other would work will only increase your anxiety. So keep those thoughts aside. There are quite a number of medication. If you do not feel well with one there are alternatives. Discuss your problems as well as worries with Psychiatrist, incorporate physical activity in your routine and ensure adequate food intake and sleep.
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I have anxiety problem Dr. Suggested me nexito 10. Tab. Now I have discontinued the treatment. But I am still taking nexito tab. Can I continue it for long period?

Masters in Counselling Psychology, Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I have anxiety problem Dr. Suggested me nexito 10. Tab. Now I have discontinued the treatment. But I am still taking ...
Hi lybrate-user! I understand that anxiety must be your first and easiest emotion you experience but what you can do is to learn how to identify stressors, take necessary steps to remain calm and handle tense situations in a constructive, positive manner. I know it might sound very typical, but trust me this will help you in the long run. You can take up therapy from a psychologist and learn how to be assertive and practice mindfulness. You might also consider going to a psychologist to learn relaxation technique. Hope it helps you. Plus try the grounding technique i.e whenever you are anxious look around you: find five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell and one thing you can taste. It can help when you feel like you have lost all control of your surroundings. All the best!
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Hello, I am 18year old female. Whenever I do self study or try to remember things, I can't remember for long time. I feel very nervous about the exam and then things becomes more harder to learn. What should I do to avoid these stressful things so that I can remember things for longer period of time and give my exam confidently in future.

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 lybrate-user, please understand human brain never forgets anything. Whatever is stored will be there till its death. Therefore there is nothing called forgetting. You are becoming anxious and that is one reason you forget what you studied. You may see a psychologist for counseling. Take care.
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How can I reduce my fat. I am fully tensioned. I tried a lot of ideas ,exercises, diets etc .but I failed. Nowadays I tried a cucumber with mint. Also failed. Now I tried homeopathy phytolacca berry. But no change. How can i? Please help me please. I did not eat anything. I did not eat lunch and dinner. I were used to try for reduce fat before 5 years. But I could not reduce fat. I should have to reduce my fat. Everybody mocking me. Please help me. Please. I had guinea gunia fever before 5 years such a time I got fat. Before that I were a slim girl.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
How can I reduce my fat. I am fully tensioned. I tried a lot of ideas ,exercises, diets etc .but I failed. Nowadays I...
Because of your tension. You are unable to solve your problem. Stress it is also cause of obesity. So better to avoid tension. Relax yourself. Do not think excessively about fat. It cannt be solved in few days. It takes months up to that wait. Do not irritate. Feel comfortable. Past what happened leave it. Concentrate on present. Better to eat regularly. Do some exercises. Feel always relaxed feel comfortable. Be share your personal feelings with friends and family members. Be happy it will reduce your tension. Do not think too much about fat. It reduces slowly ok all the best.
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I am suffering from body pain from last 4-5 days. At night I am feeling very much cold.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from body pain from last 4-5 days. At night I am feeling very much cold.
1. Take paracetamol 500mg, 1 tablet as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest.
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In my skin there is itching and red dryness appear and feel weak headache anger is common in my behavior I used to fight in little topic.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
In my skin there is itching and red dryness appear and feel weak headache anger is common in my behavior I used to fi...
Extra-virgin olive oil works as a great skin moisturizer, facilitates healing and promotes skin renewal as it is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. It will also soothe your skin and reduce itching. Simply rub extra-virgin olive oil or a combination of equal parts of olive oil and honey on your rash a few times daily until it heals completely. Alternatively, you can add a little turmeric powder to some olive oil and apply it two or three times a day for a few days. Packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric soothes rashes and relieves itching. In addition to olive oil, castor oil and coconut oil help heal rashes naturally. A combination of vitamin E oil and cod liver oil is another popular remedy. Once your skin irritation/itching is relieved your anger will also reduce.
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My age is 27 and I have developed very bad habit of smoking, some times I smoke more then 2 packs, please let me know how can I reduce the effects of Smoking. please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Rather than reducing the effects you need to stop smoking as the number of cigarettes are dangerously high. Consult a psychiatrist to reduce craving and get withdrawal treated. All the best.
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Is lorazepam better or escitalopram for anxiety? And what about sertraline? Please answer any psychiatrist.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Is lorazepam better or escitalopram for anxiety? And what about sertraline? Please answer any psychiatrist.
There is nothing called better or inferior. All medications are tailored to an individual depending on the symptoms, response and tolerability. Over the Counter self medication and self medication by googling is dangerous to one's body and mind. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine and can cause severe dependence and side effects on a longer run. Escitalopram ad Sertraline are SSRI's and need to be prescribed carefully adjusting/ titrating dosage by a psychiatrist. Hope this info helps.
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I feel very depressed about my negative thinkings always in any condition. How can I over come this?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I feel very depressed about my negative thinkings always in any condition. How can I over come this?
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This will help with your concern.
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During study I feel sleeping &my mind is not active at that moment. Please give me a suggestion for this. Please kindly help me and for my future.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to check for anemia and Hypothyroid by doing a CBC and TSH. If these are normal, you make it a habit to walk in between studying and keep mind cool and make notes and diagrams of studies
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How can I increase my memory power and what are the fruits which helps to increase memory power? Please tell 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, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection.
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