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Dr. Kushali is one of the best Psychiatrists in Medavakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Anjakha Hospital in Medavakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kushali on has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 36 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Anxiety - Overcoming It With Homeopathy!

Homeopath, Kochi
Anxiety - Overcoming It With Homeopathy!

It is normal to feel nervous before an interview or be anxious about something, but letting that fear take over you is not normal. If your worries and stress interfere with your day-to-day life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Fear not, this is treatable with homeopathy.

Here are a few homeopathic remedies to help calm an anxious person. 

Kali Phosphoricum: Kali Phosphoricum is a potassium phosphate that helps calm people when overwhelmed by anxiety attacks. This is suitable for people who are easily stressed, over sensitive, insecure, irritable and despondent. It also helps deal with the after effects of grief and fright. Physical ailments such as fatigue, dullness and lack of energy that are a result of anxiety can also be treated with this bio-chemic salt. 

Aconite Napellus: Aconite Napellus is made from a purple flowering plant by the same name. it has a number of uses, primary among which is to control  anxiety. This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for sudden, intense anxiety attacks and for post traumatic anxiety. It also helps deal with after effects of anxiety such as memory weakness, restlessness, oversensitivity and spells of rage. 

Argentum Nitricum: Argentum Nitricum is also known as nitrate of silver. This is helpful in cases where anxiety makes a person insecure and unsure of what to do. When you're anxious, you are likely to crave for something sweet and feel very hot. Both these are cyclic symptoms of anxiety, and can worsen the situation if not dealt with. However, Argentum Nitricum helps calm the digestive effects of sugar and cool the body to keep anxiety levels in check. 

Arsenicum Album: Arsenicum Album is a constitutional remedy that can treat both chronic and acute problems. This works well on people who are worried about safety and security. If issues like health, money and break-ins are the cause of your anxiety, this homeopathic remedy is ideal for you. It also helps deal with restlessness. 

Calcarea Carbonica: This homeopathic ingredient is made from the middle layer of sea shells. When it comes to anxiety, Calcarea Carbonica is well suited for people who are scared of change and over controlling. This anxiety is accompanied by excessive sweating due to any exertion and stubbornness. Such people are also often afraid of animals and of the dark and get easily confused. 

One of the biggest advantages of homeopathy over allopathic treatment is the absence of side effects when taken in low doses. However, even homeopathic medication can have side effects when taken in high doses. Therefore, it is a good idea to consult a doctor before self medicating with homeopathy.

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Is depressed human better then anything. How to avoid suspension of disbelief depressed.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Is depressed human better then anything. How to avoid suspension of disbelief depressed.
Find the reason for your depression. It's just a mental state and phase it will pass if you try to sort out things. If you can't do it yourself then please seek help. For further assistance please book appointment online here or opt for appointments at clinic
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I'm short temper. How can I control it. But my anger won't stay for 10 mins. Suddenly I will be cooled up to normal.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Mathura
If you practice anulom vilom, bhrambri and udgit pranayaam as taught daily on astha channel 5-7.30 am you will be totally relaxed and rid of anger. 100%

My daughter has been married for 4 months but is unable to consummate her marriage as she says she just can' t get the feeling for her husband despite trying and now the marriage is on the brink of break down, kindly guide

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
You all need to sit down together and talk about the reasons for getting get married to her husband. If she is not feeling sexually attracted to her husband, then it' s a loss for both of them as sex is an important need for all humans. If they are interested, then they can visit a sexologist and counsellor, who can help them understand how to consummate their marriage and if they are having any differences between each other then they can be sorted out with the help of a counsellor. Nowadays, however, some couples are ready to live together without consummating their marriage with each other. Yet they have sexual partners outside of their marriage. If your daughter and her husband are open to this solution then it can be worked out this way. They can also remain as friends or companions within the marriage without having sexual relationship with anyone at all. A marriage need not break over this issue.

Anxiety Disorders - Types & Treatment

MBBS, Diploma In Psychological Medicine, Diploma In National Board In Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
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I am Dr Omkar Mate consultant neuropsychiatrist practicing at Midas Clinic Neurl, Navi Mumbai.

Now let us talk about anxiety and anxiety disorders . Anxiety is that feeling of nervousness, sometimes associated with traveling, racing heart and shortness or difficulty of breathing. Anxiety is a normal response of human mind and body to certain stressful situations . It is not always bad like stress too is not always bad, being anxious before exams leads a person to study better, work better and get better marks. This stress is a positive stress which increases performance, it is called used stress. However, sometimes a person becomes so anxious that the anxiety hampers or reduces person's functioning of performance, this is distress.

The next level of distress is an anxiety disorder - there are different types of anxiety disorders like a panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, various types of phobias . Let us look briefly at each one of them.

A panic disorder is something which is made up of panic attacks . What is a panic attack ? Panic attack is that intense fear or anxiety with associated symptoms like racing heart, difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath where sometimes the person feels suffocated and he feels that I am going to die. This episode usually lasts for 15 minutes to an hour and goes away on its own, but sometimes these episodes recur and a person remains fearful that I will get this episode again. In such cases a panic disorder is diagnosed.

Obsessive compulsive disorder is another anxiety disorder, here a person repeatedly checks things like door, gas stoves, light switches, sometimes a patient has a habit of washing hands repeatedly. Now all these things are usually repeated by a person to take care of anxiety and a reason for the anxiety in such patients are thoughts. There may be thoughts that somebody close to them maybe ill,  or thoughts that my hands are dirty and illness will spread in my family because of my dirty hands, it can be thoughts like the gas stove or door is not locked and robbers will rob my house or the gas stove being on can lead to an accident. Usually, the themes are related to fear and illness or death. Repeated thoughts make the person anxious which in turn causes such behaviour .

If such symptoms lead to hampering of his or her life or his functioning or his profession then it needs to be treated , if the symptoms are for more than half an hour to 1 hour. Another anxiety disorder is what we call a social anxiety disorder. Here a person is fearful or afraid of making public appearances or talking in public places or going to social gatherings with a constant fear of thought in their mind that what will others think about me, whether I will make a fool of myself . This leads people to avoid certain social situations.

If a person who is a management person is scared of making presentations , this will definitely affect his performance. So in such cases where a person's performance -occupationally or socially is dependent on his public speaking and he is not able to do so because of anxiety then we diagnose it as social anxiety disorder.

One of the commonest anxiety disorder seen is something which we call as phobias. All of us are aware of a phobia like many of us are scared of injections or needles, there are some of us who faint on seeing blood. Similarly, there are different phobias like fear of height, fear of closed spaces like claustrophobia and fear of crowded places which is agoraphobia. A person having phobia need not always be treated, for example if a person who has fear of heights is not required to go on tall places as it may not be treated.

However, if certain phobias are actually leading to problems like fear of flying in planes in a person who wants to travel abroad or who has to travel for work, it makes that person afraid and he tends to avoid such situations. So functional impairment in such cases need treatment for phobia, around 1 in 5 people suffer from one or other anxiety disorder, however, many times they are not detected. Anxiety disorders are the most treatable disorders and mostly curable also with the help of medicines and proper therapy techniques and counselling techniques.

Thank you for more enquiries about anxiety disorders you can contact me through lybrate.

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What kind of pill would be best for a severe stress, anxiety level and also help with depression?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
What kind of pill would be best for a severe stress, anxiety level and also help with depression?
To manage severe stress and anxiety, it is best to learn how to manage it by knowing yourself and your environment better so that you know who/ what can help/not help you. This is known as swot analysis and a counsellor would be able to help you with this. Also you can benefit from replacing unhealthy and negative thinking with positive and optimistic thoughts which are helpful to manage anxiety and depression. A combination of medicine, counselling, exercises, diet, life style changes and good sleep is needed to help you reduce your anxiety and depression (if you have been diagnosed earlier by a professional) otherwise I would suggest that you don't label your self with such terms as it'll affect your confidence levels. Just telling yourself that you are going through a tough time in life and are feeling disappointed will reduce the emotional burden.
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Hi! I am 20 years old and last some times, I am in depression because of more load on mind. So, what can I do thereby I reduce my load on my mind?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi! I am 20 years old and last some times, I am in depression because of more load on mind. So, what can I do thereby...
hi first you should organized every thing at which work you give more time .....make preferable chart on paper then you will get to know how much time do you have remain then automatically your load will decrease and also i suggest you some remedies that make your mind keep calm 1.sarswatarishta 4 tsp after lunch and dinner

Understanding Depression - Frequently Asked Questions About Depression!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Understanding Depression - Frequently Asked Questions About Depression!

Q. What is depression?

A: Depression is a common medical illness that affects the way one feels and thinks. It causes feeling of sadness and decreased enthusiasm/interest in life activities.

Q. What are the symptoms of depression?

A: The following are the common symptoms of depression:

  • Feeling sad most of the time 
  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Repeated crying spells for no reasons
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy, getting tired easily
  • Negative thinking
  • Poor concentration
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Q. How common is depression?

A. It is one of the commonest medical illness and around one in six people will experience depression once in their life time. 

Q. How is depression different from normal sadness?

A. Feeling sad once in a while is normal however in depression sadness stays for most of the day and one is not able to feel good despite trying to do so. Even if a person cheers up once in a while, its very short lasting and gloom tends to return back.

Q. What causes depression?

A. Multiple factors are responsible. Changes in levels of certain brain chemicals such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are the main cause. Also, genetics is an important factor. Depression tends to run in families. Finally, any stressful life event can trigger the depression. 

Q. What is “smiling depression”?

A. In some cases depression is not so evident. Patients are able to hide it from others and may keep a smile on their face, however they suffer from inside.

Q. Is depression a dangerous disorder?

A. Not really. Since its easily treatable, it can’t be called as ‘dangerous’. However, it should not be taken lightly. Depressed patients can develop medical complications like high blood pressure, diabetes etc. Also, depression is the most common cause of suicide. So prompt treatment is important.

Q. If i am feeling depressed, does that mean i am  a ‘weak person’ ?

A. Not at all. Any one can develop depression. It has got nothing to do with being strong or weak. The important thing is to accept the problem and to work on it. If someone develops ‘high blood pressure’, we don't call that person weak , similarly, we should not presume that depression occurs in weak people.

Q. But i was a very ‘positive person’. How can i develop depression?

A. You are still a ‘positive person’. Thats why you have come to seek help and get better. Please remember depression is a medical illness. Once it gets treated, you will be back to your normal happy self.

Q. Is depression treatable?

A. Absolutely yes. Between 80-90% of patients respond to treatment. A combination of medications and psychotherapy (counselling sessions) is the best approach.

Q. Do I need to take treatment lifelong?

A. Absolutely not. In majority of patients, a course of six months to one year is enough. If one have had multiple episodes of depression in the past, treatment may be longer.

Q.  But antidepressants are habit forming and have serious side effects?

A. Totally untrue. Antidepressants are not habit forming. There is no possibility of developing addiction to antidepressants. However one should not stop them suddenly. Its important to gradually decrease the dosage of medicines before stopping it. The side effects are uncommonly seen and even when they occur they are mild such as acidity, stomach upset etc. You should discuss about the side effects with your doctor.

Q. But the google search shows a lot of side effects of medications?

A. Anybody can write anything on the internet. You should not blindly trust it. The list of side effects that you see on internet includes the ones which are extremely rare, so no need to get scared of those. The doctor sitting inside the chamber has put tens of years in studying about these illnesses and treatment. Please trust your doctor more than any random google search. 

Q.  Can i do something on my own to get better?

A. Yes, many things. To start with, go for a short ten minutes run everyday. Practice yoga or meditation. Try not to be alone. But most importantly, take medicines regularly and come for therapy sessions regularly.

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Hi. Im 26 year old & I have a smoking habit & I'm smoking since from 10 year's & got frustrated by it & want to quit it but can't at least I want to control it & I know I can but I want to know some healthy tip to clear my body parts which may got effect by smoking. Thanks.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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