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Dr. Karthikeyan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Retteri, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I'm Male 26 and I have been experiencing depression and anxiety since 5 months. I had a trauma in my life which I could not get out of my head. It was related to my career. I lost my job in Nov 2017 due to demoralization and that put me into shock because I did not have any backup at that point of time. I got so depressed and I even had suicide tendencies. I had serious health issues that time which included heart palpitation, vomiting, headache, anxiety, dizziness etc. I did not consult any Doctor for the same as I myself took control over all the problems. I used to get a feeling of being in such a rush like the world is gonna end the very next day. I was running after my career because I had lots of responsibilities on my shoulders. I'm engaged and I used to think about that a lot. I have gotten a new job now and I'm satisfied with it but I still get the weird feeling. I feel so low, I am unable to focus on things properly, I was the person who used to talk to people so much but now I don't feel like talking to them. I sometimes fumble while speaking. Please suggest what needs to be done to get it right. Will really much appreciate that. Thanks.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, I'm Male 26 and I have been experiencing depression and anxiety since 5 months. I had a trauma in my life which I...
Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. What you are describing seems to be a partially remitted form of a psychological condition. Many a time, these partially remitted forms remit completely on their own or in many, they tend to become chronic. The latter can get problematic. Therefore, a psychiatric evaluation is certainly in order. I am quite confident that your previous, normal personality will be restored with appropriate intervention. Take care!
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My age is 22 years and I suffered from social anxiety from last 8 days I used prothiaden and from 2 days I leave prothiaden can I used sertraline now.

MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Pune
My age is 22 years and I suffered from social anxiety from last 8 days I used prothiaden and from 2 days I leave prot...
Hi there, Sertraline is better drug as far as social anxiety is concerned. However, whatever you're doing, do it with your treating psychiatrist's consultation. Also, discuss with your therapist if he can teach you mindful meditation and offer forms of behavioural therapies. Good luck.
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How Your Emotions Can Affect Your Health?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, venereology & Leprology, Fellowship in Cosmetology (MUHS)
Dermatologist, Kota
How Your Emotions Can Affect Your Health?

Reasons why some respond to treatment, some do not. This has nothing to do with skills, luck, faith of either the doctor or the patient.  'You are not a drop in the ocean but an ocean in every drop.' RUMI

What did he mean by that, every cell in our body is intelligent to think and act and we have 60 trillion cells in our body and our health depends a lot on the harmonic balance and cohesion of the cells with each other. In the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”, Julia Roberts visits a wise man in Bali, and he advises her not to try too hard to meditate, in fact, he suggests that meditation is nothing but smiling and the line that is a kicker is, ‘Smile with your Liver’

If you believe that this is just a metaphor, lets look at the other end of the spectrum to prove just how crucial this is. Let us say you hold a negative emotion towards somebody, something or some event in your life and each time you think of that, your whole body relives the emotional upheaval of that association. Your mind doesn’t have a mind of its own and doesn’t know if the event is happening in real time or it is being replayed so it produces the same stress hormones namely cortisol each time and every cell of your body starts feeling the same emotion of let us say ‘Hatred’ towards that event, person or experience all over again.

The body isn’t at ease,  this is a state where the condition of disease sets in. If you continue to live in that state, your cells are now getting conditioned to live in the same state. The Upanishads talk about Yatha pinde tatha brahmande” as is the atom so is the universe.

The health of a person depends on how well all the systems of the body and the 60 trillion cells play the melody of harmony together…when the cells are living in a state of hatred. They soon start exhibiting that with each other and killing healthy cells in the body. This leads to many forms of Auto-immune diseases, like Rumi said “you are a not a drop in the ocean, but an ocean in every drop”

Be careful of your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions. Learn to forgive people, not because they deserve it, but because you need it.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi. My problem is that I can't eat sufficient amount of food. Some times feel vomiting, anxiety, feel uncomfortable sometimes. Less sleep at night. Always feel some kind of distress within me. Please kindly suggest me what shall I go in order to have good health.

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Hi. My problem is that I can't eat sufficient amount of food. Some times feel vomiting, anxiety, feel uncomfortable s...
First of all keep your mind stress free by doing yoga and meditation. Start your every morning by drinking luke warm water. Have breakfast which include the combination of protein and carbohydrates. Include good amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Try to have small and frequent meals. Include jasmine tea twice a day.
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My girl friend use to tell her about her ex boy friends when I am with her in relationship I dint tolerate that one I scolded her very badly but now I am feeling very bad what she's feeling.

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 user. She should understand your feeling. You can always beg for her pardon and pledge you will not repeat such behavior again. She will understand. Take care.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
MIND CONTROL
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Mind Control and some of its techniques. It?s a term that can have many meanings. Some people think of it as the ability to take control over the mind of other people. I prefer the meaning of controlling your own mind instead.



So what does this term mean? As I have understood up to now, it is the ability to understand and control your feelings, emotions and behavior. As you do this you have full control of yourself and you can achieve many goals in your life. Also you will have great self-confidence which is the key to success.



All the methods that are used for mind control have the same results. They bring you to a brain-state where you can reprogram your mind. Most of these techniques, when applied, require being active in order to affect you positively. The truth is that it is you making the changes and not the method you are using.The method just helps you reach the appropriate brain-state.



Some benefits of mind control are listed below:



o Develop Self-Esteem

o Cure Fears

o Quit bad habits

o Become spontaneous and social

o Fight Depression

o Overcome painful situations

o Become more intuitive

o Correct elements of your character

o Change your reactions



The Silva Method



I first read about Mind Control in a book written by Jose Silva. He has developed a method of mind control. This method is very simple and easy to follow. You just have to train your visualization skill (check my Visualization Exercises program) and to enter the alpha mind state, where you can change many things about yourself. The key is that in the alpha brain state your subconscious is accessible.



The Silva method is based on the power of positive thinking. While you get into trance you start visualizing positive thoughts. As your subconscious mind is accessible you can pass these thoughts into it. This can have a dramatic effect on the way you feel.



Self-Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis is a more general term for a technique that induces you into trance. Silva method uses a Self-Hypnosis technique to induce you into trance. While Silva method follows a standard path for the production of alpha brainwaves (click here for more info about brainwaves), Self-Hypnosis is any visualization technique that can bring you to the appropriate brain-state.



While you try Self-Hypnosis you imagine things. You try to imagine and visualize as many details as you can. These details may be colors, textures, temperature, smells and generally whatever sensation you can think of.



For example, an example visualization that can induce you very fast into trance is imagining that you are walking in a narrow path with dense vegetation at both sides and far in front of you there is a forest where you can hear birds or animals and the sky is clear with the Sun heating the top of your head.



All these sensations that you imagine, as you try Self-Hypnosis, engage your right hemisphere and accelerate the production of alpha brainwaves. Usually, you can get into trance in a few minutes if you can stay in your imaginary place and feel as many sensations as you can.



Well, the difficult part of Self-Hypnosis is to focus your thoughts on the magical place you are imagining. It?s too difficult to stay in just one thought at the beginning of your relaxation. Many different thoughts tend to go through your mind, as the alpha brainwaves are produced.



You can think of it as if you are in a boring class room. At some point you stop listening what the teacher says, you feel relaxed and you start daydreaming. This is the desired state you want to be in when you try mind control.



Entering the alpha state is a skill which you can improve by training. You might even become able to get into trance in a matter of seconds. After some time a deep breath will be sufficient to bring you into trance.



There are many products online that can help you experience self-hypnosis. These are usually audio products like CDs or Mp3s. Their great advantage over the traditional method of self-hypnosis is that you are guided by a hypnotherapist. Thus, you can just follow the instructions and eliminate the multiple thinking distractions.



I have tried such products and I can say they are very helpful. They make self-hypnosis easy, maybe easier than the Silva method. You just have to concentrate on the voice and do whatever you are being instructed to.



You can of course try alone. Check my free Self Hypnosis Instruction for a complete guide.



Another way of reaching and maintaining an ideal brain state for Mind Control is by using Brainwave Entrainment.



Brainwave Entrainment



Brainwave Entrainment is when your brainwaves are synchronized to external stimuli. This may be auditory, visual or both. There are special devices that are called mind machines and use both stimuli methods to synchronize your brain. But I have no practical experience with such machines. I will talk mostly about the auditory brainwave entrainment which I have also tested.



There are three different technologies of brainwave entrainment. These are:



o Binaural Beats

o Monaural Beats

o Isochronic Tones







Whatever technology is used, the aim is one: to induce you into trance.



Brainwave entrainment is a powerful way to reach alpha brain-state. You can go even deeper reaching theta or delta brain-state. At these states you can Control you Mind effectively. As long as a session lasts you will remain at the ideal mind state having plenty of time to do your changes.



Another powerful way to get quickly into trance is to combine self-hypnosis with brainwave entrainment. Your brainwaves will synchronize to the stimuli and in the same time you will help the brain to drop its frequency by imagining things. I think this is the most effective way to reach the ideal brain-state for Mind Control.



Controlling the frequency of your brainwaves is also Mind Control. If you are able to alter the brainwaves consciously then you control your Mind. You can become creative, relaxed, alert or sleepy on demand.



If you have any experience with brainwave entrainment then please feel freeto post your stories in the comments area. Your contributions are of great value to mind expanding techniques.



Active Mind Control

Ok, let?s suppose that you reach the ideal state of the mind. What will you do next? It?s a good question if you don?t have a purpose. You are the only one who knows why you want to be in a relaxed state and influence your subconscious mind.


You may need to change an annoying aspect of your character, like being anxious easily or being too sensitive. Then, after reaching to the desired brain state, you start imagining yourself how it would be if you had not these annoying elements. You observe your new character and affirming that you don?t have any more these attributes.



You close your meditative session always with an action that confirms that you have a new character from now on. This action may be to pass through a door, to step on a particular shape on the ground, to plunge in a pool or anything you like.



By doing this often, your subconscious mind gets the message and finally you change your negative behavior. This is effective Mind Control and is active. There is also passive mind control.



Passive Mind Control



Passive Mind Control can be achieved using subliminal messaging. You don?t have to think of anything, you just have to listen to relaxation music that has integrated subliminal messages.



Subliminal messages are affirmations that are included in the track you listen to and you can?t consciously detect them. Their volume frequency is below the limit that the human ear can perceive consciously. These messages go directly to your subconscious mind.



Although, Subliminal messages are supposed to be an effective way to change your mindset and control your sensations and feelings, there is a lot of discussion if they really do work. Some people claim that Subliminal messages definitely affect them, others believe that subliminal messaging is based on placebo effects. Anyway, we will try and we will see.



Another problem is that you don?t know whether subliminal messaging products are credible. As you cannot hear the hidden messages, you don?t know what they say. Don?t try products that you are not sure for their origin.



Lastly, the disadvantage of subliminal messaging is that every session is limited to a unique action. For example, if you want to shut your mouth in order to lose fat, you will listen to a subliminal session for weight loss. There are no sessions where you can make multiple changes to your character at the same time. But, using any of the previous Mind Control techniques you are able to make as many changes as you want.

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I am having pimples on my whole body and they are getting bigger and having pain in my body.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am having pimples on my whole body and they are getting bigger and having pain in my body.
Hello, avoid use of oily n spicy food drink daily carrot n beet juice n vegetable soup apply topi berberis cream 3/4 times a day 1 tsp triphala churan at bed time with semi hot water stay healthy - naturally.
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I am 47 years old male. I have intermittent explosive disorder from last 3 months.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 47 years old male. I have intermittent explosive disorder from last 3 months.
Dear, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please post a private question with all the details and I shall help you with those tips and tricks. Take care.
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Hello Dr. I am taking depran 10 for depression anxiety since last 16 years .know I am having problem in my left arm. Ill do blood test such as lipid profile sugar etc every thing is normal. Now Dr. change my med he give me depran 10 along with amitriptyline 25 mg clorozipoxide 10 mg. Dr. I wanted 2 know is ths right med 4 me or it have any side effect regarding sex. I am married man & I have 3 children & my age is about 43 .pls Dr. suggest me as se. Thanking you.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Hello Dr. I am taking depran 10 for depression anxiety since last 16 years .know I am having problem in my left arm. ...
Dear Lybrate user. There is no allopathic medicine that is free from side effects. Of course taking Depran for a long time may cause reduced sex drive/desire in SOME INDIVIDUALS not for all the patients taking it. Fortunately your blood tests results are normal according to you. It seems that your body chemistry has well-tolerated the drug escitalopram (Depran). Probably you are searching for some knowledge about the drugs you are on and too much concerned with the side effects. You need not worry about it. Just stick to your doctors advice/treatment. If you go deep into gathering knowledge about the drugs, you will be in trouble like psychogenic erectile dysfunction because the unnecessary anxieties produced by the fearful thoughts. Just relax. Have any form of physical exercises regularly with healthy diet and engage in activities that are positive and you enjoy more.
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I have the problem of excessive daydreaming. No matter what the situation is, but I keep on daydreaming like I am walking on road or bathing or eating or studying or many such situation like that when I keep on daydreaming cause of that I am getting stress 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
I have the problem of excessive daydreaming. No matter what the situation is, but I keep on daydreaming like I am wal...
Dear user. I can understand. Thinking is a complex mechanism and your mind's job is to think. If you allow you to think without having control over it, it will always wander into negative territories. You should train yourself to keep your thoughts under your control. Cognitive therapy will help you in this case. Take care.
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