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Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar is a renowned Psychologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. She is currently practising at Sunrise Consultants in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, m 20 yrs. Old my mind always full fill of tension stress and so many thoughts I want to rest of my mind but can't tell me about it n what should I do to tension free mind ?

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
Dear lybrate user, nice of you to write and discuss the issue you are facing. Life is a beautiful gift appreciate and enjoy all the moments you are passing through. Take some time out and note down, what is it that is causing you the tension? once you have done this take measures to remedy the situation. Develop a simple day to day plan that will help ease the situation. Regarding the stress accept life and all the opportunities that come your way. Look at the challenges that come your way as lessons that you have to learn. Reflect on your life and develop goal posts that will guide you ahead. Take suggestions of your close friends and colleagues in your areas of concern. After all your physical activities spend some time in silence and rest. Feel free to contact me for any further assistance. Wishing you all the best!
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My memory is very low. I forget everything every time. How do increase my memory power.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: 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, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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 too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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Hi doctor I am 25 year old. I smoke and use tobacco products. I do masturbate daily. Now I suffer with memory problem. forgot everything lastly. What should I do now? How can I recover my memory.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Lifestyle-Based Ways to Improve Your Memory Eat Right. The foods you eat – and don't eat – play a crucial role in your memory.. Exercise.. Stop Multitasking.. Get a Good Night's Sleep.. Play Brain Games.. Master a New Skill.. Try Mnemonic Devices. Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning 2. Find a way to leverage your memory 3’ create a mental memory tree 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories.
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Emotional Symptoms of Stress

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Emotional Symptoms of Stress
There are many types of stress symptoms. Let's discuss this time some emotional symptoms of stress include:

- becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody
- feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control
- having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind
- feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed
Avoiding others.

I am studying but I cant remember what I have studied please tell me any tip how to remember.

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Apply almond oil on head. Never study when you r tired take enough rest drink plenty of water make short notes focus on your goal. Do some yoga/meditation and walk.
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I have been friends with this girl since October 2013. We got so close at that time and she even said that she doesn't want to loose me and would not make such things happen to loose me. That closeness or that bond between us ceased in May 2014. So We never kept in touch till the last week of November 3014. In between that I did call her up to wish her as it was her birthday. She sounded normal. But within that gap (May to November 2014) whenever I tried calling her or tried testing her she would never reply. So in the last week of November I called her with my friend's number because she wouldn't answer my call if I'd call hef with my number. So we spoke on the phone but that bond which was there back then is no longer there. So I tried my best talking to her in order for me to bring the old us. But that didn't really work out. So I told her that I'm coming over to her place to meet her because she's leaving soon for the winter vacations to which she agreed. We met. And when we met I feel like that old bond was still there but it's not upto that point. Since then we've always communicated n kept in touch till date. Her friends even asked me whether I'm in love with her or not so my reply to them was positive. They told me that she knows that I love her and she's happy that I didn't make any proposal yet because she feels like it's good and that wouldn't disturb our studies. Her friends even said that she's into me so why didn't I propose her? And right now I feel like that bond we had back then is pumping again. So to me I really want her to be a part of my life n spend my lifetime with her. But my problem is the proposal part. I don't know where/when/how to start moreover I don't want to loose her ever again. Please help.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I would like to tell you that because you both are studying right now ,you both must focus on studies and career Keep your relationship status in friendship mode only. Let the time decide. First achieve your career goals. Till then if it is unclear then you may ask her directly.
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I am not able to remember anything for long How can I developed my memory power What can I do to increase my mind power I am suffering from frustration I can't keep focus on my study.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am not able concentrate in my study. I have always fear of my girlfriend will leave me, as she always threatening me like that. Now I am pursuing ca and also doing job. So, I need to study hardly, but there is always a fear in my mind and a pain in my heart. Beacuse of that I am not able to concentrate. Please help how I can overcome this.

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 , you are having a conflict. We call it approach approach conflict. You are between two situations equally needed. But you are unable to decide which to take first. First of all you should prioritize your goals. You can definitely study first and then go for marriage. Talk to your girl friend regarding this and she should agree with your idea. If she is not agreeing, she is not suitable for you. Please post a private question to me and I shall provide you with necessary counseling. Take care.
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Dear dr. Sahib, have a nice day. I am suffering from anxiety/depression and survical.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I can understand you are looking for help, but just a suggestion advices I must give are case specific, I need lot information from you and then guide you to overcome your problem, please take an appointment and visit. Thanks
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I take to much time to understand new things. Some times I get depressed dejected.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is normal for someone to take more time to understand and you have to take keen interest in the subject and find it useful to understand
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I am very lazy and can't find a way to be active and working. What should I do ? I have lots of studying to do . I am 22 years old . This also makes me feel frustrated and depressed . Kindly help.

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
Planning is important for every work. First divide the syllabus. How many chapters. Write on one note book. Write how many questions in each chapter. Start slowly with small questions. Then note down how many questions are you covered for one day. Based on your capacity you may plan how much time it will take then you will achieved. Without planning simply sit in the in the home and imaging unnecessarily about I am very lazy etc it is useless. Try the the work. Slowly solve in a systematic manner. Then you achieved be think always in a positive manner. Do not get depressed easily you have very good capacity use it in a proper manner. Ok best of luck.
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Too much depressed by constant failures in personal and professional life. cant sleep nor eaten anything from past one week. Not at feeling good n feel like committing suicide. What should I do.

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
You analyse your behaviour in professional and personal life situations. Knowingly or unknowingly you are doing some mistakes. Analyse the mistakes and take further steps to repeat again. Mistakes every one do. But punishment is not the solution. We should not repeat again in life situations. This is called maturity. Even successful people are also have this type of thoughts. Some stage we lost everything. But we should take further steps it should be repeated. Better to analyse yourself or take the help of your closed once. Love and share your feelings to closed once. Do not be alone. Be friendly and be sociable. Man is a social animal. Not a single person. We cannot do anything alone. Life means system of togetherness. Do not think about suicide. Be think always in a positive manner. Be happy and be friendly. Enjoy every movement of life. Ok best of luck.
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My head legs and whole body are suffering from pain. And my mind didn't work properly. What's I do.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Please do relaxation exercises. Monitor and identify if it is due to stress. If it is so. Try to cum out of stressful situations by tackling it. For further clarifications. Consult clinical psychologist.
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I have inferiority complex.I am depressed all the time.I look pretty but i m overweight and thats the thing that disturbs me when i see other girls of my age .I m 19 years old.Please get me out of this.

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
When you compare yourself to others you will always find something lacking. Feeling inferior or not is in your hands. Instead of analyzing other girls, try and find what is good in you. Understand your strengths and work on them. If there is something you want to achieve, go for it. Sitting and feeling helpless is not going to be useful. Always remember you are unique, so appreciate what you have and love yourself for what you are. The day you love yourself everyone else will start.
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Dr sir/madam, I am 38 years male, I quit nicotine 3 month ago, I used it since age of 24 in heavy quantity, but still have withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, depression, sore throat. How much time it will take get rid of all these symptoms.

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
Very nice to hear that. You are really a success, great. You can use nicotine chewing gum intermittently, maximum 2 per day. Take care.
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How to be patient while studying? I am suffering from lack of concentration. What is the remedy?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I had pimples on my face. Now, none left, but there some spots and some depressions left. How can I completely remove them and get a much fairer tone?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
DEAR Lybrate USER. A) apply paste of fresh lemon juice and fine powder of turmeric on face with gentle massage, two times in a day. B) take 30 ml of triphala juice and 10 ml of honey early in the morning and at night before sleep…. C) take 2-2 tablets of chandraprabha vati and sutshekhar rasa after meals. D) take 2 tablet of vasantkusumakar rasa early in the morning on empty stomach with triphala juice…. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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I want to get divorced but my parents aint allowing me. Because of this I am unable to come out of depression. Kindly assist me.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Hii Lybrate-userthanks for sharing your problem. If its possible ,share your problem with your parents and then that they can break the communication barrier between you and your husband. And when still problem continues then you must focus on yourself. There are many shades in life and ups and downs are its part but I think we should live in present and live every second of life and make some goal for future. Make any good friend and share everything it will help you lot, try for job as it will make you busy and you will interact with people there make your routine such that you don't get free time to think, I understand this is really tough time for you but you cannot run away from the situation you have to face it .just think only about yourself do whatever you want to do. If you need my help you can contact me. Take care.
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I could not concentrate on my studies properly. So could you please advice me what to do n what is the cause of it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Thanks for the query. Since when do have these concentration difficulties in studies? Starting from simple to more complex issues; we usually are able to concentrate better when whatever we are reading/doing is interesting for us & NOT MERELY DRAB WORK! Hence, you can try to make studies interesting by devising punmonics, trying to figure out practical applications of whatever you are studying with help of teachers & elders around. Secondly, try & choose subjects/courses which you are really interested in studying & just do not study for the heck of getting a degree/academic qualification. Lastly, studies have time & again proven that average concentration span of human mind is around 30 minutes. Hence, if you are able to study for 30 minutes; you are actually doing good! You can devise a 30 minutes study-10 minutes break (strictly 10 minutes!) schedule to improve your concentration. Good Luck.
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I HAD MENTAL DIPPRESSION PAST SIX YEARS.NO GOOD SLEEPING.I WILL TAKE 1)DICORATE ER 750 MG;2)QUTIPIN 50 MG;3)TRAPEX 2MG.4)LIHOSUN 400MG.5)ZINDAC 150 MG.I HAD DIPOLAR DISEASE.SO SAD ;VERY BORE;PLEASE SOLVE MY PROBLEMS.THANKING YOU.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
You are taking too many drugs without much improvement. go to a psychiatrist who can give you more time , understand your current symptoms, use only 2 drugs in adequate dosages. visit with a family member who know you well,with all past records. I am sure you will be helped.
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