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Dr. Hemamalini

MBBS

Psychologist, Chennai

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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 Lybrate.com.

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Dear doctor, when I travel to anywhere in my city by train bus or metro evrytime I got afraid I got nervous like can I reach that place, like when will I get back to home like if I can not get back to home, if I die. This kind of negative thinking's I have. I am really very worried. please suggest me something.

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I have a negative thinking in my life. Everytime I thing only the bad things in my life .and I lost all my hope from my life.

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 have a negative thinking in my life. Everytime I thing only the bad things in my life .and I lost all my hope from ...
Dear user. The duty of your mind is to think. If you are unable to control your mind, it will always go into negative areas. Diversion of thinking is essential and positive attitude is essential. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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I am 32years old. I got married on july 2011. My marriage was a compromised marriage. My family pressurized me to get married to my mother' s own blood related sister' s daughter. She is only 22years old. There is a 10 year age difference between is. I dont feel any sexual desire or feeling towards her till date. She was calling me brother when she was young. So I am just having a strong sister feeling towards her rather than a wife feeling. Till date I did not have any intercourse with her. I feel my life is ruined because of my families forced decision of making me marry her. I tried counselling and taking mood tablets too but it dint help me to go near her. Now my family is opposing for divorce telling me that I am lying. Can you please let me know whether this is a genuine problem. Just need your help to live my life and getting married to someone else.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is very important that you stood up and fought this unhealthy practice before you got married. There would have been less embarrassment for both of you. What you are trying to do now could have been done earlier with fewer complications. So there is a lot to blame on yourself. You need to consult your wife about what she wants about the situation. It cannot be a unilateral decision. It is not important what people think: that is what got you into this mess because you did not stand up for yourself because of the fear of your folks. If your wife is agreeable, you can approach the family courts and declare your common positions. This is a consanguineous marriage, and is not recommended for medical reasons too. But if you do not have the courage, then you are doomed. Another option is to seek the support of an elder who is favorable towards you, or seek the intervention of a spiritual leader to help bring closure to this relationship.
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I am 22 years old and I started smoking since 1 year and had 10 cigarette everyday. Should I need to leave that bad habit.

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. Welcome to lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. Take care.
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I was a heavy smoker for about 7 years. Now I am almost quieting. And I want to go to gym. Can there be side affects if I go to gym? What else can I do?

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. I can understand. Very nice. I am happy that you decided to quit smoking. Go ahead, do it. You can go to gym for sure. but for 4 weeks do not indulge in rigorous exercises and weight training. let your body, especially lungs, repair itself. Give it time. there will not be any side effects or withdrawal symptoms. Take care.
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Social Media Addiction: 5 Reasons it is So Dangerous for Your Real Life.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Social Media Addiction: 5 Reasons it is So Dangerous for Your Real Life.
Social Media Addiction: 5 Reasons it is So Dangerous for Your Real Life.

Are you addicted to social networking sites? Generally, this addiction is caused as social media activity proves to be a stimulant for your brain’s pleasure centres. But, addiction to social media can take a toll on your health as it comes with numerous side effects. Here are some of the negative effects social media addiction has on your health.

1. Limited intellectual growth: Social media activity generally involves viewing photos, commenting on them or reading comments, reading status messages etc. When you get addicted to social media, these things constantly occupy your mind and hinder your intellectual development. This happens because your preoccupation keeps you away from learning new things, and reading or studying something that generates value. Social media addiction interferes with the development of your brain and reduces your ability to concentrate on any task.

2. Pain or cramps in the thumbs: Overuse of your thumb for typing on a mobile device can occur due to social media addiction. This in turn leads to consequences like chronic pain or cramps in your thumbs, which may result into calluses (thickening or hardening of your skin).

3. Low self-esteem: Social media addiction can lead to lower self-esteem as it makes you compare your life with that of other people. This creates an inferiority complex among most people as social media updates always project that their friends’ have a better life than them. In 2012, a team of researchers from UK conducted a study on social media users. The study revealed that out of 53% people whose behaviour had been influenced by social media addiction, 51% accepted that it diminished their confidence level.

4. Lack of attention: Remaining active on social media sites can result in decreased attentiveness and concentration levels, which are considered to be early symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. This happens due to the fact that constant use of social media websites creates a habit in people of switching from one task to another at short intervals. This has a negative impact on your attention span as you cannot concentrate on a single task for a long time.

5. Fatigue: Social media addiction is responsible for tiring your brain because of availability of too much information in a short duration of time. The brain often fails to process so much of information at such a short amount of time, which can completely exhaust you by the end of the day.


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Mein sperm leakage ki prblm face kr RHA hu mein jb bhi apni gf se baat krta hu automatically sperm leak ho jata hai mein isse bht pareshan hu please give me some advices & suggestions asap.

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Increase your self confidence and Eat protein rich food and take tablet Nurokind-more 1-1 for a month and revert back after completion
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What could be the best remedy for stress and depression? I am a student and I am diagnosed with depression but I don't want to depend on medicines.

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Psychiatrist, Nagpur
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Stress and depression can be relieved to some extent with relaxation exercises like yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, counselling, psychotherapy sessions etc. However for cases where symptoms have been severe, long standing or relapsing every now and then, medications may be required under the supervision of a psychiatrist. This is to control symptoms from growing in severity and for preventing relapses. Take care.
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HELLO mam & sir. I'm a sensitive person and I have a depression problem from 1 year. And I'm very worried for that. Plzzz give some suggestions.

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Psychologist, Ahmedabad
HELLO mam & sir. I'm a sensitive person and I have a depression problem from 1 year. And I'm very worried for that. P...
When our mind is hooked to others thoughts and feelings towards us it is normal to have negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep breaths there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day.
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Hello doctor, My question is what is bipolar I m talking tablet since 7 year is it cure completely or not.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don’t know when the last time you reviewed the medication with your doctor was. If it was a long time back, kindly go to the doctor and ask for a review, after describing the symptoms. Now I suspect that along with the medicine, you are not doing some therapy as well, am I right? In that case, it is very important for you to seek some counseling help for bipolar, and learn some skills and techniques to cope with life. Particularly, I would recommend some work on emotions. When you have done this for three years at least, without any symptoms or relapses, you could look at gradually weaning yourself off of the medication, with the doctor’s help and recommendation, and monitoring. The combination of medicine and therapy is very potent. You will be put on a schedule of activities, exercises, socializing, and dealing with your emotions.
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I feel like taking selfies all the time. Do I have a problem?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
I know there was an article about this some time ago but do not worry too much about this. There can be a problem of indulgence, where you are too much into it. This could indicate that you may have issues of self-image, self-acceptance, and may need attention more than others. If so, you need to talk to a counselor and sort that out. A good personality development course will also help.
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Hello Dr. I need to ask you that how to get rid of stress. As I take lot of stress. How do I tackle it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Dr. I need to ask you that how to get rid of stress. As I take lot of stress. How do I tackle it.
First of all, the intensity of stress is in the perception. Change your perception, there is no stress: it’s like looking at a glass half full or half empty. Apart from that, all your emotions need to be dealt with by expression i.e. you need to talk about the feelings. Then you need to exercise regularly, eat fiber foods (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), sleep at least 8 hours every day, learn Yoga and meditation, learn stress management, and do a personality development course. Because you may be into studies, follow a tight schedule, with good breaks and study habits. If group study helps you, do it with the right people. If tutoring is required, arrange for the same. These should see you through successfully without the stress.
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Hello Dr. G. R agrawal im having this problem since very long time. It happens when ever I get angry for at least 2mins. Wen I go to dry clothes in the sun then the headache does not go the whole day!

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General Physician, Noida
Hello Dr. G. R agrawal im having this problem since very long time. It happens when ever I get angry for at least 2mi...
It may due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise I can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult me for further management
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Hi, i am in depression since 4 yerars, most of the time I think about suicide i am hopeless from life.

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
Depression comes under the head mental disorders. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am writing medical entrance this year. I feel really tensed because the ex daye is coming close. Can you suggest me a way to get rid of this tension?

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
I am writing medical entrance this year. I feel really tensed because the ex daye is coming close. Can you suggest me...
Hi lybrate-user, happy to read that you are interested in medical. Anyway here are few easy tips to make you feel relax. 1. Take deep breaths when anxious. 2. Never get sleep deprived before exams. 8 hrs of sleep is must. 3. Keep studies before hand. So the stress is less. 4. Drink a lot of water to keep hydrated. 5. Keep faith on yourselves. You can do it, will do it, have it. Practice it and share the results.
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Experts guide to make friends and indulge in social club or activities, but how a depressed person is going to do that? And that too in an environment where others don't understand or help the patient? Like in small city or rural India?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
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Hi lybrate-user, you have raised a wise question and it is totally understandable. Now first thing is motivation work backwards in depression- the more you do, the more you like doing. When you kick that inertia and get out of your shell in a way which breaks you free from the negative thoughts and pattern you have been caught in, it gets rewarding and pleasurable. You can start with building your network with friends you have lost touch with over phone plan a meeting, go out hang out with them. Then slowly when you regain little confidence and control over social life you can generalize it by making new friends. You do not have to tell anyone you are patient foremost thing is you are a person and you are capable of anything. What you think becomes the reality. So do not get bothered much there are ample ways to socialize. Join gym, some art classes, any sports etc. There you will find outlet for your feelings and emotions. Just do not think much and go with flow. All the very best.
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I want to quit smoking.Please suggest me

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 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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I am a Marketing professional. Most of the time I am very calm and normal. When I see some wrong things I becoming violent and once I become angry I loose my control and speak whatever it comes and do whatever it may be and this status will be last not more than 10 minutes. Kindly suggest some treatments and some medicines for it.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Being otherwise calm and but at times having an uncontrolled anger outburst for few minutes that you later regret, is suggestive of either a personality problem, impulse control disorder or underlying agitated depression. These are just possibilities which can be evaluated and managed accordingly by consulting a psychiatrist. At times unresolved mental stress may also lead to such symptoms'i would therefore suggest you to consult a psychiatrist for the same. Try mental relaxation exercises like deep breathing for 15-20 minutes, yoga or meditation etc.
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I have some psycholigal problem. As I am suffering from a recent breakup. So there is a big anger and restlessness.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You do not have a psychological problem but an emotional one: you are very angry and probably because you feel let down or taken advantage of. This sounds like a clear case of being let down by your boyfriend and therefore the restlessness. Perhaps at 35 it is likely more difficult and you may have been in this relationship for some time too. Look back into why this breakup took place and identify how much you have been the cause or taken things for granted. Then work on that for some time with a counselor and resolve it for good. You are still young and the possibilities are immense. But first get over this relationship before getting into another. Sometimes these things happen for the best. Suppose this had happened after marriage that could have been worse! Trust that there is a divine purpose and things will look up in time. Get quickly back into circulation and normalize your socialize life by catching up with old friends whom you might have neglected. Get involved with social activities and have a good time. You are now free and the whole world beckons. Do not brood and let it get the better of you. Talk to someone, including a counselor, and bring out all your feelings. Get rid of all reminders of this friend; be they gifts, photos, and avoid the favorite haunts, activities and people. In about six months, max, you will be out of this condition and ready to launch a new beginning. But in all this you must have learned a lesson, otherwise you will tend to repeat them without your knowledge. A counselor will guide you on that path. Become active, exercise regularly, talk about your feelings to clear it off of you. Otherwise you could land up with a depression. That can happen if you turn your anger inwards.
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