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Dr. Hemamalini


Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Hemamalini MBBS Psychologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Hemamalini is a trusted Psychologist in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is a MBBS . Doctor is currently practising at Mu.Va.Hospital in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hemamalini on has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 33 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I have hoarseness of voice for last two weeks. I am a smoker. Smoke 8 cigs daily. Is there anything to concern? Should I visit any ENT doctor.

Internal Medicine Specialist, Ajmer
Yes you must. Sudden onset hoarseness of voice must be taken seriously and you need an indirect larygoscopic examination by an ent surgeon.
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Hi I am very nervous while talking to strangers. How can I do everything in very confident. Please help me for that. Reply me.

Homeopath, Faridabad
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Hello, you should take Lycopodium 1M , 5 drops single dose. Withania Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Revert after 1 month.
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I am feeling very depressed as I have regular quarrel with my wife. There is no love between us. Kindly advise. I am living lonely now a days. Kindly advise.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am feeling very depressed as I have regular quarrel with my wife. There is no love between us. Kindly advise. I am ...
Quarrels between husband and wife is very common in marriages. It happens because, two completely different individuals, from completely different backgrounds, and families come together and start a relationship which is most intimate. But many times there is a clash of values, beliefs and expectations, if there is no proper communication, then the situation gets worse. I think, same thing is happening with you. If possible go to a counsellor who will help you both.
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Recently my gf has got married. After that I am feeling so lonely. And stress. She still want to be in contact with me has. A friend. So can I get some tips to get out of this situation. And I am not able to sleep so can I preferred some table.

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Recently my gf has got married. After that I am feeling so lonely. And stress. She still want to be in contact with m...
Dear lybrate-user, When you have a break up and the person you loved gets married, a vacuum and emptiness gets created in your life. Time will heal it. This is a time to rediscover yourself and look at your life from a new perspective. It is not easy but suffering helps you become stronger and happier if you deal with it productively. Take care.
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Hi, my father had heavy drinking habit, we are trying to stop, he will leave that one are two days, then he will going as tease, how can I stop that,

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is part of the problem in his failure: 'we are trying to stop'. It is your father who wants and needs to want to stop! If he does the outcome will be successful and less frustrating. Because of his age and length of abuse it will be quite difficult but not impossible. If you think that he will find it very difficult, then admit him to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. His family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. His children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. If your dad refuses to go for rehabilitation, then some centers have a method of picking him up when he is totally sloshed and is not able to fight back effectively. They will need the family’s written consent before willing to take him in this manner. Make a serious plan with your mom and other siblings and whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast. Since he has tried a few times, make this one the final and do it like I have advised. It is really worth all the effort.
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What is addiction and how to determine if someone is addicted to any thing like smoking, alcohol etc.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. The word addiction is used in several different ways. One definition describes physical addiction. This is a biological state in which the body adapts to the presence of a drug so that drug no longer has the same effect, otherwise known as a tolerance. Another form of physical addiction is the phenomenon of overreaction by the brain to drugs (or to cues associated with the drugs). An alcoholic walking into a bar, for instance, will feel an extra pull to have a drink because of these cues.If he i s unable to leave the substance or withdrawal of which produces physical and mental disturbance we can decide he is addicted to it
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Now a days I am feeling very frustrating. what should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Now a days I am feeling very frustrating. what should I do?
Dear , frustration, anger and aggression are emotions. You must know what is emotional intlligence and how important emotional intelligence. Emotional quotient measures a person emotional management ability and total emotional intelligence. I suggest you to take an eq test. Controlling emotions are not advised. But if you know how to stop being emotional, your problem is solved. We have rational emotive therapy (ret) to clear your problems. Contact me for more. Take care.
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Sir I have a strange mental illness I always Got fearful thoughts low confidence strange Fear from a girl, when I see her I got fearful thoughts.

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Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Sir I have a strange mental illness I always Got fearful thoughts low confidence strange Fear from a girl, when I see...
Use herbal medicine to make your mind strong. Use capsule neurotip daily at night for 60 days. Do meditation also.
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My sis in law having some psychiatric problem. She is hearing sounds which we are not getting. Need help from good psychiatrist.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Hearing voices when other person is not receiving is very bad and serious. It is sign of schizophrenia. Please mention the duration, age etc. I advise her to consult psychiatrist immediately so that t/t could be started.
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How to stop smooking and drinking habit ?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Can take boiled carom seed water when feel to drink u can also take apple juice acupressure n counseling will help u lot Dr Vasundhara
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5 Simple Tricks to Sharpen Thinking and Memory Skills

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
5 Simple Tricks to Sharpen Thinking and Memory Skills

Using these memory-enhancing techniques can help improve your ability to learn new information and retain it over time.

1. Repeat

One of the golden rules of learning and memory is a repeat, repeat, repeat. The brain also responds to novelty, so repeating something in a different way or at a different time will make the most of the novelty effect and allow you to build stronger memories. Examples of using repetition include:

    Taking notes
    Repeating a name after you hear it for the first time
    Repeating or paraphrasing what someone says to you

2. Organize

A day planner or smart phone calendar can help you keep track of appointments and activities and can also serve as a journal in which you write anything that you would like to remember. Writing down and organizing information reinforces learning.

    Try jotting down conversations, thoughts, experiences.
    Review current and previous day's entries at breakfast and dinner.
    If you use a planner and not a smartphone, keep it in the same spot at home and take it with you whenever you leave.

3. Visualize

Learning faces and names is a particularly hard task for most people. In addition to repeating a person's name, you can also associate the name with an image. Visualization strengthens the association you are making between the face and the name. For example:

    Link the name sandy with the image of a beach, and imagine sandy on the beach.

4. Cue

When you are having difficulty recalling a particular word or fact, you can cue yourself by giving related details or 'talking around' the word, name, or fact. Other practical ways to cue include:

    Using alarms or a kitchen timer to remind you of tasks or appointments.
    Placing an object associated with the task you must do in a prominent place at home. For example, if you want to order tickets to a play, leave a newspaper ad for the play near your telephone or computer.

5. Group

When you're trying to remember a long list of items, it can help to group the items in sets of three to five, just as you would remember a phone number. This strategy capitalizes on organization and building associations and helps to extend the capacity of our short-term memory by chunking information together instead of trying to remember each piece of information independently. For example:

    If you have a list of 15 things on your grocery list, you can group the items by category, such as dairy, produce, canned goods, and frozen foods.


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Saif and Kareena Show How to Bridge the Age Gap Perfectly in Relationships

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Saif and Kareena Show How to Bridge the Age Gap Perfectly in Relationships

Saif and Kareena show you how to bridge the age gap perfectly in relationships

There’s a lot to learn from the love story of the 10th Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan, and the Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor. Despite the 13 year age gap between them, the two have a very strong and mature relationship. So what keeps the two sticking together through thick and thin? Here’s how Saif and Kareena have bridged the age gap to emerge as a powerful couple.

1. They know that age is just a number

For Saif and Kareena the 13 year difference is not an issue. They know that what matters in the end is not how old you are but the kind of personality you have. Both Saif and Kareena have a mature personality, and they gel perfectly well with each other. This is the reason why they are able to connect and maintain a strong and healthy relationship.

2. They care about each other’s family

Kareena has a very strong relationship with Sharmila Tagore, Saif’s mother. Not only that, Kareena has also made sure she is on good terms with Saif’s children from his previous marriage as well. Accepting each other’s family and past is a very important step in making a relationship work. Not only that, their families act as a support group for them, which helps them going on despite the difference of years between them.

3. They share common interests

Another thing that makes their relationship work is the fact that they share several common interests, which help them in coming closer and making their bond stronger. Saif and Kareena often go on trips together, attend cricket matches together and make it a point to go out for regular romantic dinner dates.

4. They respect each others’ views

Nothing could be more important in a relationship than respecting each other’s decisions. The Pataudi family tradition had women changing to Islam after marriage, with even Sharmila Tagore converting after her marriage. However, Kareena did not want to, and Saif fully supported her decision. Even their marriage ceremony was a  mishmash of their differing religions. So, if you want your relationship to work, be very open and accepting of each other’s differences and views.



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hi i am 80 yrs old not dressing properly abusing everyone.QPEN 50 IS also not working.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Organic Brain Syndrome. Rule out UTI/Other infections and treat the cause. Oxazepam 7.5mg sos/nocte or bd. Will be of some help. Most often Zopiclone for sleep will do. Rest with TLC is very much therapeutic.
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Sarika my wife has problem of non epileptic attacks from one year. Doctors says she has stress which she knows but we are in suspense about this issue because repeated attacks now increases. Sometimes daily. Please suggest what we can do better?

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dear lybrate-user, your wife may be having a dissociation disorder. It needs a private consultation with a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. But it is not necessary to consult a neurologist. The more you care about her attacks, she will be having more attacks. Please try to care for her emotions and fears when she is normal and try to ignore her when she has attacks. Don't try to wake her up and give her water or sprinkle water on her face or take her from doctor to doctor and get blood and other tests done repeatedly. She will'wake up' on her own if she is left alone. She is unlikely to get an attack when she is alone. So safely you can leave her alone. These are temporary methods, till she talks to a psychiatrist or psychologist. Please get someone from her parent's house to take her to psychiatrist, if possible. Take the doctor's notes as non epileptic attacks to the psychiatrist.
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Being a Strict Parent Can be Harmful for Your Kids - 7 Reasons Prove it

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
Being a Strict Parent Can be Harmful for Your Kids - 7 Reasons Prove it

You might think, as a parent, that if you behave strictly then your child will become well-behaved. But research and studies have shown that the opposite happens. Strict parenting leads to children who behave worse than others and they suffer from low self-esteem.

Some other reasons why being strict is harmful:

  1. Never learning self-regulation: Responsibility and self-discipline have to be learned by the children themselves. When you put harsh limits on them, they never learn self-regulation. If they think the limits don’t sound too harsh, they will learn to accept them. But the limits placed on them should never be controlling. If this happens, children see themselves as being controlled and no one enjoys being controlled.
  2. Instilling fear: If you are being authoritarian (parenting in which there are high demands and low sympathy) instead of empathetic, then your children will become scared of you. You are instilling the power of fear in them. This triggers a vicious chain of events. When you yell, they will yell as well.
  3. Anger and depression: Authoritarian parenting often leads to children believing a part of them is unacceptable. They feel that their parents would not understand. It makes them susceptible to anger management issues and depression.
  4. Blindly obeying those in power: Children raised up in strict households start thinking power is always right. They learn to obey blindly. This makes them vulnerable to peer pressure. They also never learn to take responsibility for their actions.
  5. Rebelling: Children tend to be angrier and become rebellious when they have strict parents. The need to break free and not conform to the non-empathetic limits that forces them to act out. They might even nurture thoughts about leaving home and running away.
  6. Lying: Strict parenting creates excellent liars. Children learn to lie when they are in trouble. They think lies will placate their parents and they can get away with anything.
  7. Damage to parent-child relationship: If you are strict and you don’t change your authoritarian ways, then it damages your relationship with your children. Natural empathy is lacking in strict parents. You don’t understand your child, and your child doesn’t feel like sharing their lives with you. It creates a divide between the parent and child. Children never quite get over this as they grow older. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Am a chain smoker. Now am controlled it. But daily one or two cigarettes smoking continuous. What the way to am stopping. If any nikodin flavour chocolates available in store.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Even one or two cigarettes are harmful. Nicotine tabs are available but may not be in flavors you desire. Nicotine chewing gums are also there. 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. 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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Sir I am 20. I want to increase my concentration to focus on a particular work. So plzz recommend me some medicine or measures.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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Homeopath, Kurnool
If you were forgetting known answers in Examination:
Take Anacardium Oriental 30
Homeopathy medicine
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