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Dr. Karthik is an experienced Psychologist in Mogappair East, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Life HealthCare in Mogappair East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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I am 28 years old married female. Right now I am facing problems in all the aspects of my life. My Parents : I know that my Dad is going around with other woman & my mom has discovered it. He keeps on manipulating her & tell me that he can't tolerate her behavior. But unfortunately I can't tell him that I know the truth & mom is right. Husband & inlaws : I got married in Nov 2013 & my husband is not having any work from last 2 years. He is freelancer & says that he can't do anything except films. Inlaws stay with us & I need to look after all the financial expenses. My Career : I left job & started own business in September 2014 in partnership. My husband told my business partner about the family situation & my partner has fallen for me. He is married with 2 kids. I tell him that its wrong & think about children. He is asking me for marriage. Whenever he asks & i say No , he tries to kill himself. One of my husband's relative, he is builder & rich man. My mother in law told him that My parents are rich & can take care of everything as I am daughter. And my husband asked him for financial help. So he knows the situation. He called me up & asked for marriage. I mean this is so pathetic, they think her husband is not earning so we can marry her. I am fed up of everything. Please help 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
Such issues are there with every household. Your husband is duty bound towards their family. He should do your duty. As the daughter in law to that house, you are also duty bound. Take care
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Mere papa alcoholic hai but jab wo jyada pite hai or gusse me hote hai to wo bahut buri harkate karte hai like ladai karna khana na khana , kya wo psychiatric patient hai wo haar kisi se ladai karte hai and jab unka nasha utarta hai unhe apni harkato pr pachtava hota hai.Please tell.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Mere papa alcoholic hai but jab wo jyada pite hai or gusse me hote hai to wo bahut buri harkate karte hai like ladai ...
Addiction is a disease. Your father is suffering from the disease of addiction. Need to support him, do not hate to your father. If you want to hate then hate to alcohol. You also know that your father not behave properly after taken alcohol. If he not take alcohol he behaves good with everyone. To get admit to your father in deaddiction center/ you can take treatment from psychiatrist. Decision is yours. Also search about alcoholic anonymous meeting online. You can take help from a. A. Member. Best luck, not to worry.
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No longer have interest on studies memory control has gone wts the matter to my. Mind happen.

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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I am 22 year old Male and have depression kind of feeling. Remains sad all the time, not able to socialize, what should I do now?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 22 year old Male and have depression kind of feeling. Remains sad all the time, not able to socialize, what shou...
You will need to ascertain whether it is depression or not when you say 'kind of feeling'. At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I speak well without stammering at times when I am relaxed. But I stammer and cannot pronounce words when I speak with others, I avoid words and cannot construct sentences when I speak with unknown, I even cannot pronounce my name properly and I stammer badly. I cannot say certain words, I stammer in saying those words. If I think about saying something I cannot say that sentence properly and I stammer. I cannot communicate and make sentences. Thereby I stammer. Can pranayama cure stammering properly? Suggest me ways to remove and cure stammering completely?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem with fear. The fear has to do with people and more so if they are people in authority. If you deal with that fear, then a lot of your stammering will stop. Talk to a counselor and sort that out. There will still be a residue affect left because of pure habit. This can be resolved by some exercises, which should begin with real earnest right away. Practice speaking aloud in a closed room, but this time, choose words for which your stammer is most. Also practice singing sentences but ending the last word as a statement that is read. Next time end with two words stated, then three words etc. The lip exercise: with tight pressure press and roll the tip of your tongue against the edge of your lips, clockwise first and then anticlockwise, as many times as you possibly can. Purse your lips into an ‘O’ and withdraw it back stretching it like when you say an ‘E’, several times a day. Drop your lower jaw and flip it left to right and right to left, as many times as you can to loosen it. Practice making a resonating sound by increasing and decreasing the volume within the same breath. Sing the vowels A, E, I, O, U stretching each vowel as much as you can. Attend a personality development course, self-grooming course, good conversational skills course, elocution and public speaking courses. Meet as many people in comfortable settings like conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures, etc.
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My father is getting addicted to alcohol. This activity has been increased in last few months. Thought of consulting a doctor.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My father is getting addicted to alcohol. This activity has been increased in last few months. Thought of consulting ...
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. They need to be brought for de addiction which involves You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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Got problems with maintaining erection. Erection is attained but doesn't stay for long. Nicotine intake is high. Can quitting smoking and tobacco chewing help me with this condition?

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
Got problems with maintaining erection. Erection is attained but doesn't stay for long. Nicotine intake is high. Can ...
Dear lybrate-user. You could be correct. Quitting nicotine should help you maintaining erection. Take care.
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Sir my hair is lost daily by daily only 50-60% hair is left. My head. Please help me, I am very depressed.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Sir my hair is lost daily by daily only 50-60% hair is left. My head. Please help me, I am very depressed.
Protein-rich foods such as fish, and iron-rich foods such as dates, raisins and liver, all help strengthen the hair shaft, which leads to less hair loss. Vitamin c enables good absorption of iron, and citrus fruits are the best sources of this vitamin. Vitamin e has several positive effects on the skin and hair. Consuming avocado, nuts and olive oil provides a fair amount of vitamin e to your body.
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Give me some learning tips and holding tips I'm falling down in remember Lot of information which in my sallybus, I am a medical student Preparing AIPMT 2016.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 sugar and junk food.
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I have exams after a week. So I can't remember studied thinks in my mind, please tell me how to remember for exams?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi take following medicine memorine (wheezal) 10 drops in 1/4th cup of water, drink twice a day for 1mth and revert back for further treatment plan.
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MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Natural ways to fight depression.
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At the age 12, I saw a movie in which there was a clip that shown, a father was loving, cuddling his 10 years old son in a way that my brain absorbed that scene as an adult male sexually exploiting a young little boy. From that day, I feel like sexually enjoying with a young boy. However, in reality, I didn't take up any such step. But I do feel whenever I see a good innocent looking face of a young boy, my eyes stay over his face. Am I a pedo or gay ? How I can get rid of this menace? please advise.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
At the age 12, I saw a movie in which there was a clip that shown, a father was loving, cuddling his 10 years old son...
You are neither a pedo nor a gay as far as your impulses are under control. Most of us have one or more aberrations in our thought patterns which we could not easily spit out from our mind. List out the psychological, social consequences of both the child being abused and the person who abuses him (if it is your child.). You will never even think of it again.
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I always daydream while walking taking classes etc, and I always think something supernatural will happen and save me from my current situation is this some kind of disease?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I always daydream while walking taking classes etc, and I always think something supernatural will happen and save me...
This is not a disease and could be a defense mechanism to evade looking at your reality and shirking responsibility for your actions. It sometimes borders on magical thinking and the ‘Santa Claus’ wish that somehow your problems will be solved by someone who has great magical powers. As you know that is a pipedream and life has to be faced head on and it involves hard work. So roll up your sleeves and get down to brass-tacks. Nothing comes easy in life, and if it ever does then, ‘easy comes, easy goes’. You should not waste time dreaming like so except when you are ruminating on some bright idea that needs a final flourish of brilliance. Organize your life and establish some clear goals and set about achieving them, one by one. A schedule of steps to reach your goals is also advisable. If not, you could become dangerously disconnected from reality, in the long run.
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I am 26 year old suffering from alcohol behaviour. I drink full bottle in a day I want to quite from this what is the treatment.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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Depression In Children - Causes And Symptoms

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
Depression In Children - Causes And Symptoms

Depression in children is not a very uncommon phenomenon. But if the feeling of sadness persists over a period of time with little or no change to their behavior, then it can be seen as a symptom of depression. Children who are suffering from depression need immediate and utmost care as negligence may cause severe long term effects on the child. Read on to find more about them.

 

Symptoms that indicate childhood depression vary. Some of the different symptoms which indicate depression are:

  1. Social withdrawal
  2. Irritability
  3. Feeling of worthlessness
  4. Difficulty in concentrating
  5. Reduced ability to function during events
  6. Continuous feelings of sadness
  7. Physical complaints

Causes:

  1. Depression in children can be caused due to the combination of a multitude of reasons.
  2. Children from a family history of depression are more likely to be suffering from depression.
  3. Similarly if the parents suffer from depression then it is more than likely that the child will also suffer from depression.
  4. Children from conflicted families or children and teens who are prone to substance or alcohol abuse can suffer from depression.
  5. Reasons such as physical health, environment, genetic vulnerability or biochemical disturbance can lead to depression.

Treatment:

The treatment process of depression in children is similar to that of adults and can be treated with psychotherapy and medication. If your child is depressed consult a Pediatrician who after his or her diagnosis may refer you to a psychiatrist. The medical specialist will recommend psychotherapy or medication. In some instances, a child suffering from depression may be suicidal. Parents are advised to be vigilant and observe certain behavioral changes that the child may have adapted to or suddenly switched to. Some of the signs are mentioned below:

  1. Changes in eating, sleeping or activities
  2. Isolating oneself even from family
  3. Talking of suicide, feeling helpless or hopeless
  4. Increased risk taking behavior
  5. Substance abuse
  6. Giving away possessions

Psychotherapy or antidepressant medication use is usually depending on the predominant symptoms and the severity of depression. The best results often result from a combination of prescribed medication along with multiple sessions of psychotherapy. We must understand that depression is just another disease with is treatable like any other illness so do not hesitate in seeking professional help.

I am 18 years old. I do not get concentration in my studies. Is that the problem of my adolescent period?

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, Welcome to lybrate. Low concentration is hormonal problem upto one extent. You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for "effective learning" techniques or you may consult a psychologist. Take care.
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What are benefits of drinking haldi milk? How often I should drink it and in what amounts? Hot or cold? Any side effects?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
What are benefits of drinking haldi milk? How often I should drink it and in what amounts? Hot or cold?
Any side effe...
Hye. Thank you for the query. Haldi or turmeric is an antiseptic, anti inflammatory and antimicrobial. You can take it at bedtime about an hour before you sleep or in the morning as well. Avoid chilled milk. Warm milk is usually preferred. This helps ward off cough as well as give good sleep.
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Sir, how can I control my smoking habit. I tried a lot to quit but cant. Please advice.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hi, What are the problems faced by you when you stop smoking? You concentrate on those issues and try to overcome those.
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One of my Female Friend is suffering form huge depression for being married as very one in her family are blaming her, and the younger one already had been married, she had boyfriend too but he's not able to marry her due to her family reason. And due to depression she also suffering many health issues now she has detected with Maigrain kindly let me how can we help her to get out this

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Obviously she is unable to decide or get over the conflict. She need to decide and grow and accept that she has responsibility to currrent commitment and accept the narcissistic injury. She may take Headst one a day if necessary and antidepressant for migraine and depression for 3 months and supportive psychotherapy.
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I am suffering from stress related heachah with chronic anxiety with depression and panic attacks what should I do.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from stress related heachah with chronic anxiety with depression and panic attacks what should I do.
Hello! to be specific do not label yourself with diagnosis like depression, anxiety or panic got off the internet. Go for a proper evaluation by a psychiatrist and its quite possible that all your complaints may be part of a single entity. And yes it can be stress related and it can be taken care of very well by experienced hands.
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