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Dr. Latha Janaki is a popular Psychologist in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Latha Janaki personally at Human Touch in West Mambalam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Latha Janaki on Lybrate.com.

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My wife is very angry lady, she have angriness all time day night, she get anger on small issues, She is house wife and I am working. When I go to office ,she gets alone So please help to improve her behaviour.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, PG diploma in child guidance and family therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user. See the steps for managing anger 1. Keep Your Cool and Maintain Composure "Breathing. Corresponds to taking charge of one's own life. ― Luce Irigaray, philosopher One of the most common characteristics about aggressive, intimidating, and controlling individuals is that they like to deliberately upset you in order to push your buttons, pull your strings, and keep you off balance. By doing so, they create an advantage over you, from which they can exploit your weakness. The first rule of thumb in the face of a difficult person is to keep your cool. The less reactive you are to provocations, the more you can use your better judgment to handle the challenge. When you feel upset with or challenged by someone, before you say or do something you might later regret, take a deep breath and count slowly to ten. In many instances, by the time you reach ten, you would have regained composure, and figured out a better response to the issue, so that you can reduce, instead of exacerbate the problem. If you're still upset after counting to ten, take a time out if possible, and revisit the issue after you calm down. If necessary, use phrases such as “I’ll get back to you…” or “Let me think about it…” to buy yourself time. By maintaining self-control, you leverage more power to manage the situation. 2. Keep Your Distance and Keep Your Options Open “You can’t fly like an eagle if you hang out with turkeys!” — Anonymous Not all aggressive, intimidating, or controlling individuals are worth tasseling with. Your time is valuable, and your happiness and well-being are important. Unless there’s something important at stake, don’t expend yourself by trying to grapple with a person who’s negatively entrenched. Whether you’re dealing with an angry driver, a pushy relative, or a domineering supervisor, keep a healthy distance, and avoid engagement unless you absolutely have to. There are times when you may feel like you’re “stuck” with a very difficult person, and there’s “no way out.” In these situations, keep your options open. Consult with trusted friends and advisors about different courses of action, with your personal well-being as the number one priority. We’re never stuck unless we have blinders on. Keep your options open. 3. Depersonalize and Shift from Reactive to Proactive “Don't take anything personally…What others say and do is a projection of their own reality…When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz Being mindful about the nature of aggressive, intimidating, and controlling people can help us de-personalize the situation, and turn from being reactive to proactive. One effective way to de-personalize is to put yourself in the other person’s shoes, even for just a moment. For example, consider the offender you’re dealing with, and complete the sentence: “It must not be easy…” “My friend is so aggressive. It must not be easy to come from an environment where everyone was forced to compete…” “My manager is really overbearing. It must not be easy to have such high expectations placed on her performance by senior executives…” “My partner is so controlling. It must not be easy to have grown up in a family where he was told how to think and act in every way…” To be sure, empathetic statements do not excuse unacceptable behavior. The point is to remind yourself that people do what they do because of their own issues. As long as we’re being reasonable and considerate, difficult behaviors from others say a lot more about them than they do about us. By reducing personalization, we can be less reactive and concentrate our energy on problem-solving. For more in-depth information on reducing or eliminating over fifteen types of negative attitudes and feelings, see my book (click on title): “How to Let Go of Negative Thoughts and Emotions (link is external).” 4. Know Your Fundamental Human Rights* A crucial idea to keep in mind when you’re dealing with a difficult person is to know your rights, and recognize when they’re being violated. As long as you do not harm others, you have the right to stand-up for yourself and defend your rights. On the other hand, if you bring harm to others, you may forfeit these rights. Following are some of our fundamental human rights: You have the right to be treated with respect. You have the right to express your feelings, opinions and wants. You have the right to set your own priorities. You have the right to say “no” without feeling guilty. You have the right to get what you pay for. You have the right to have opinions different than others. You have the right to take care of and protect yourself from being threatened physically, mentally or emotionally. You have the right to create your own happy and healthy life. These Fundamental Human Rights represent your boundaries. Of course, our society is full of people who do not respect these rights. Aggressive, intimidating, and controlling individuals, in particular, want to deprive you of your rights so they can control and take advantage of you. But you have the power and moral authority to declare that it is you, not the offender, who’s in charge of your life. Focus on these rights, and allow them to keep your cause just and strong. 5. Put the Spotlight on Them & Reclaim Your Power A common pattern with aggressive, intimidating, and controlling people is that they like to place attention on you to make you feel uncomfortable or inadequate. Typically, they’re quick to point out there’s something not right with you or the way you do things. The focus is consistently on “what’s wrong,” instead of “how to solve the problem.” This type of communication is often intended to dominate and manipulate, rather than to sincerely take care of issues. If you react by being on the defensive, you simply fall into the trap of being scrutinized, thereby giving the aggressor more power while she or he picks on you with impunity. A simple and powerful way to change this dynamic is to put the spotlight back on the difficult person, and the easiest way to do so is to ask questions. For example: Aggressor: “Your proposal is not even close to what I need from you.” Response: “Have you given clear thought to the implications of what you want to do?” Aggressor: “You’re so stupid.” Response: “If you treat me with disrespect I’m not going to talk with you anymore. Is this what you want?” Keep your questions constructive and probing. By putting the difficult person in the spotlight, you can help neutralize her or his undue influence over you. A second technique you can use to interrupt negative communication is to change the topic. Simply say “By the way…” and initiate a new subject. When you do so, you’re taking charge of the flow of communication, and setting a more constructive tone. 6. In Relatively Mild Situations, Display Superior Composure Through AppropriateHumor "Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to. — Anonymous Humor is a powerful communication tool. Years ago I knew a co-worker who was quite stuck-up and intimidating. One day a colleague of mine said “Hello, how are you?” to him. When the egotistical co-worker ignored her greeting completely, my colleague didn’t feel offended. Instead, she smiled good-naturedly and quipped: “That good, huh?” This broke the ice and the two of them started a friendly conversation. Brilliant. When appropriately used, humor can shine light on the truth, disarm difficult behavior, and show that you have superior composure. In my book “How to Successfully Handle Aggressive, Intimidating, & Controlling People (link is external),” I explain the psychology of humor in conflict resolution, and offer a variety of ways one can use humor to reduce or eliminate difficult behavior. 7. In Serious Situations, Set Consequences to Compel Cooperation When an aggressive, intimidating, or controlling individual insists on violating your boundaries, and won’t take “no” for an answer, deploy consequence. The ability to identify and assert consequence (s) is one of the most important skills you can use to "stand down" a difficult person. Effectively articulated, consequence gives pause to the offending individual, and compels her or him to shift from violation to respect. In “How to Successfully Handle Aggressive, Intimidating, & Controlling People (link is external),” consequence is presented as seven different types of power you can utilize to affect positive change. In conclusion, to know how to handle aggressive, intimidating, and controlling people is to truly master the art of communication. As you utilize these skills, you may experience lessgrief, greater confidence, better relationships, and higher communication prowess. You are on your way to leadership. I WILL SUGGEST YOU TO GO AND CONSULT ANY PSYCHOLOGIST FOR THIS THEY WILL GUIDE YOU PROPERLY WITH THERAPY SESSION .AND BEFORE THIS STEP .TALK TO YOUR WIFE IN A GOOD MOOD THANK YOU ALL THE BEST.
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I get tensed very soon and I always want to do everything according to me and if I did not get to do so my breathe increase and I start shout and I don't want to eat anything.

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 get tensed very soon and I always want to do everything according to me and if I did not get to do so my breathe in...
Dear Lybrate user, 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. Take care.
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I need to know how can one keep motivating oneself throughout the day for maximum output. I need some psychiatrist comments on this.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I need to know how can one keep motivating oneself throughout the day for maximum output. I need some psychiatrist co...
Think positive in all things engaged avoid stress anxiety and focusing the same things again and again.Do have physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly of same time duration. Best wishes
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My parents were strict at my childhood and never allow me to go to play with my friends or any function with my on but now I grown up but I couldn't go to any function or crowd because I feared and cannot faced or mingled with others this is new for me my parents couldn't allow me to do this in my child hood and beat me if I done things that's not my mother's wish in front of others. What can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My parents were strict at my childhood and never allow me to go to play with my friends or any function with my on bu...
The best way is the accept the facts and move on in a very dignified manner with no sense of bitterness in your mind as you cannot change the past. Your parents were simply over-protective and did the best according to their understanding. So nothing is lost. You don't have to feel guilty. Also do not rush to mingle with people. (Do not force yourself to change your nature overnight. Its always better to have a few good friends than to be famous and have lots of useless friends who will simply drain your time and energy in useless things. Focus on your goals and take time to study the people before becoming friends. Character of a person is more important than the status. You will definitely make very good friends and have good relations with every including your parents when your understanding and vision is clear.
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Dear Sir, My father who is 81 years old he is desperation patient more than 50 years he takes so many medicines and does want to do any thing (watch tv, news paper family work) but he is very sincere about his work money and health please advice us.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Dear Sir, My father who is 81 years old he is desperation patient more than 50 years he takes so many medicines and d...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of gentian + 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of sweet chestnut + 3 drops of cherry plum+ 2 drops of chestnut bud. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose)
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Doctor.I am 21 years old ,sir nearly from three months I have been facing a problem that" I'm unable to listen to the classes in the afternoon I feel that my mind is blocked and I am unable to concentrate on my studies too from afternoon because I'm feeling light headache ,mind dim. So please suggest me to reduce these? Sir one more "I am attending classes in morning and am active but from afternoon only am feeling low

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
If you want better results while studying, revision is the key. Repeated revision consolidates the information in the brain and helps to retain the information. Other than that, try a daily exercise of recalling your entire day in as much detail as possible before you sleep. Initially only important or superficial details are recalled, but with practice minor details can also be recalled. Be more organized; make lists. Use acronyms and mnemonic devices to help you remember. Take 45 minute slots followed by a 5-15 minute break. Eat and at proper times. Drink plenty of water. Find time for exercise or meditation. Keep time for proper revision at end of study session. Revise before you sleep.
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I have been smoking 1 cigarette a day for last two years. I am 18 right now. How bad is my health condition and the status of my lungs. I don't feel any problems in athletics. How bad is it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Over the years you are at risk of suffering smoke related disease like breathing difficulty , asthma and finally cancer
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I am suffering from mania for last 8 months .now am taking tab dicorate 250 mg and oleanzrt 5 mg. Now am ok. But mood changes to sad and low energy and lazy. If mania is fully treated permanent?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Rajpipla
I am suffering from mania for last 8 months .now am taking tab dicorate 250 mg and oleanzrt 5 mg. Now am ok. But mood...
It is possible for a person with bipolar disorder to experience ups and downs in mood, i.e. Mania and depression. Medication you mentioned are used to treat mania. If you are feeling sad, other medications are required to be added.
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Suddenly my brain stopped working, I can't remember anything I read or study, can't recall past events, can't solve good mathematics problems that used to seems very easy to me because I was good at solving mathematics problems.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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My jiju is having a serious problem of brain mental disorder and how treat it at home please suggests me as soon as possible.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
My jiju is having a serious problem of brain mental disorder and how treat it at home please suggests me as soon as p...
Dear, I understand that you are worried for his health and immediate treatment. But first he will need to see a psychiatrist and a counsellor to understand and diagnose what mental problem he has. After the diagnosis, treatment with medication, home remedies, stress counselling can be suggested. Counselling is a confidential and unbiased space for the client to talk and learn to solve their problems in an effective way without feeling too much tension. But, for any illness, eating a healthy diet, which is suitable to the patients needs is the first step. After that, exercising like walking, running, swimming is suggested for the fitness of body and mind. He might need some rest for mental, physical and emotional recuperation. I suggest that he could take a brief holiday to disconnect from his tensions, but later try to learn productive ways to either resolve or cope with his stress triggers.
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My girlfriend is with for 8 years now she lost charm on me getting busy without taking any breaks even when we meet she talk only about office and family and moreover never trying to express love. I clear my stand and we talk too much on this but nothing change. She not even message if getting late I waited for hours leads so much frustration as I outburst we fight. She has problem to send good morning message. I love her too much and it effects me personally and professionally. Please suggest what should i do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, we all are different from each other. After being in a relation for long period years its usually seen love takes a background and the priorities change, which ofcourse should not be the case, because the essence is love. Don't worry I am sure she equally in love with you, just that bit caught up in other issues. May be you can confront her- have an open heart talk, tell her your expectations remind her of those expectations time and again. Put in efforts to relive those moments that were exciting at the start of your relationship. Express to her that you feel hurt and also learn to adjust. Introspect about your expectations and if you feel its little too much you can lower it. Try to talk to a expert psychologist and gain insight and guidance. All the very best.
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Mam I have a friend who is now a days going through depression. Some of the symptoms from which she is going throughare:- (1). No proper sleep cycle (2). No interest in anything (3). Lack of motivation (4). Sadness (5). Behave like irritated person (6). No concentration on work (7) Try to harm herself with a large dose of cigarettes Please give your valuable advice.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Mam I have a friend who is now a days going through depression.
Some of the symptoms from which she is going througha...
one way to combat depression is to simply increase your activity level. activity helps you feel better-experiencing sense of achievement, to feel less tired and help u think more clearly. Add some fun activities like.....aroma bath...movie...joggginggg.. listen to music... travelling to national parks..
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Hi I am 17 years old male. Usually I take a lot of tensions due to some reasons. From last 2 years I started losing my body weight. Now my body weight is 55 kg. What can I do?

Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi I am 17 years old male. Usually I take a lot of tensions due to some reasons. From last 2 years I started losing m...
Avoid tensions and stress. Gaining weight is often more difficult and time consuming than weight loss. Often one ends up with wrong food choices when it comes to weight gain thinking we just have to eat to gain weight. But many times it does not help gain weight and one can succumb to other disorders of the body because of faulty eating. A personalised weight gain diet plan works wonders and helps one gain weight/muscle without gaining unwanted fats. Please feel free to connect with me privately for diet consultation.
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I become angry quickly. I am short tempered. I don't know why I feel bored all the time. I feel that God should destroy this world as adharma is spreading. I am a fan of a celeb and I don't know I really love him or not. This thought disturbs me very much. Whenever I wake up in morning, I can see his face when my eyes are closed. I pray to god that may he be happy. Why this happens to me? I really feel very disturbed due to this feeling. What should I do? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I become angry quickly. I am short tempered. I don't know why I feel bored all the time. I feel that God should destr...
This celeb following is common at this age. Be strict with your time and mind to avoid disturbance from your thoughts. From wherever and whenever the mind flickers due to it's unsteady nature one should surely bring the mind back under one's control. So read nice books when mind is idle which can prevent disturbing thoughts. Remember that human life is given to us by Our Supreme for self realization , and every moment is precious. Your feeling that adharma is spreading is very true , this is the age of quarrel and hypocrisy when the pillars of religion like mercy , truthfulness is replaced by lust,anger,,greed and envy. And you are correct , God comes in Kalki avtaar to destroy the demons. But you do your work by spending your precious time in self realization by reading nice books about how to realize the self and do your studies and routine well. Do not waste your time in sense gratification. To know about sources of nice books kindly contact me
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What can be the solution to concentrate only on a particular thing when we are performing that particular task?

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. 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. Take care.
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I am male age 25 suffering from social anxiety. I am taking 2 capsules of ashwagandha and 2 capsules of brahmi will this help me?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am male age 25 suffering from social anxiety. I am taking 2 capsules of ashwagandha and 2 capsules of brahmi will t...
Yes there is no harm in taking ashwagandha and brahmi. You should start meditation and relaxation exercises daily in the morning to avoid anxiety. Eat satwik food and avoid spicy oily and fried food items. Music therapy is also a good option.
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