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Dr. Latha Janaki

Psychologist, Chennai

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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 prblm is that my confidence was getting lost. Plzz help me to recover my confidence. Bcoz I can not concentrate to my study.

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You do not mention here that why you lost your confidence. You are a student and you have to stay positive always. Have faith on yourself and be positive. You can consult any psychologist regarding your problem or you can do some breathing exercise with some positive affirmations. Start breathing in your rest position what ever it is start count your every breath and after some time think any positive affirmation to boost up your confidence. Ex- I can do every thing, or I can do my study as I want, or I have full confidence. This will help you surely. If you need any help from us you can contact us.
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Hi i am 28 years old male. i think i have problem mentally. I have completed b.e in 2008. Then joined in small electrical companies. Then i quit job because to get good engg job, but couldn't find one. Then i did SAP course for 4 lakhs which was given by father. Who still have hope in me. But in software industries they are hiring only 2014,2013 passed outs. Some companies conducted interview but i was not able to clear first step itself. Then fathers friend referred a company. They conducted telephonic interview, i said many correct answers but with fear. I cannot able to clear it. It frustrates very much. I am cried a lot but not for first time i am crying, after college i have attended many interviews many with reference, but cannot clear interview. Every time it frustrates and i will cry a lot. Now my father got retirement. My family is in financial crisis. Now i see my father n mother also crying. I cannot able to sleep itself. sometimes if i sleep in night, but couldn't sleep deep. Mind is always thinking something. I have fear always in my mind. So when an interview comes i fear a lot like what happens if i doesn't get this job. many negative thoughts are going on. I have a electrical interview this week prepared a lot. But still i have fear. I consider this as my last interview. This is what is in my mind. Please say is this a mental disorder ? Please give me something which boosts my mind ? Thanks for reading my long history.

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It appears from your description you have many depressive and anxiety symptoms. I would suggest you consult a psychiatrist, get treated for your problem. Then you should be able to overcome your fear and anxiety and so can give your interviews in a better way.
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The term 'addiction' is defined as a chronic weakening disorder for people, who use habit forming substances like tobacco, alcohol, drugs and others. Addiction has a propensity to make one feel ecstatic. Such substances are toxic and will soon prove to be lethal for a person. De-addiction is the process of disengaging oneself from the usage of habit forming substances. The process of de-addiction is slow; it requires a great deal of self-control and determination to achieve adequate results.

Why should you give up on the addiction of any kind and opt for de-addiction?

One must opt for the process of de-addiction owing to the following reasons:

1. It helps you to successfully diagnose the underlying psychiatric issues that are responsible for your habit formation

2. It helps you get rid of harmful practices that make your body toxic

3. It helps you to develop your morality and enables you to understand your responsibilities better, it clears your clouded judgement

4. You get a chance to develop your personal cognitive skills

5. It helps you regain your lost respect and dignity among your friends and family

6. It improves your relationship with your family and makes you a responsible member of the family

7. It improves your health conditions and allows to actively take part in your daily activities actively

What is the role of an addicts friends and family in the process of de-addiction?

The family members of the addict plays an important role in the process of de-addiction. Usually, it is the family members, who encourage the addict to give up on their addiction. The support and constant encouragement of the family enable the addict to pull through the steps of de-addiction with ease. Most addicts tend to give in to their temptation during the course of de-addiction, but if their family members keep an eye on the addicts actions closely and make it a point to provide them with necessary counselling and rehab facilities, then the addicts might not give in to their weak moment. The support of their friends is also indispensable, they look after their friend who has a history of addiction and ensures that he/she does not go down the same dark alley again.
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I am in deep depression from few of month I think always negative and think no body with me suggest me what can I do. Thanks.

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I am in deep depression from few of month I think always negative and think no body with me suggest me what can I do....
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your wife disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.

As I was patient of depression from 2years. Its going to b cured finally. Bt I have grt notion to do something myself in society. So when I study something, I develop an urge that I will do something grt like that. Coz of this I have developed an headache. As reading such books inspires me a lot. But develops a headache on me dat leaving only I thing, I sud do something n I will do something. What, s this? May I know plz? What sud I do. Be far from such books?

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As I was patient of depression from 2years. Its going to b cured finally. Bt I have grt notion to do something myself...
Hello, you can do it, of course. Follow the under noted tips to get desired result. * go for meditation for 30 mnts to reduce your stress, anxiety and depression, if any.* take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins.* your diet b easily digestible.* avoid, junk food, dust, scorching sun, watching tv in d late night*ensure, 6 hrs sound sleep in d night. * homoeo-medicine** *@ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ kali phos 6x-4 tabs, thrice a day report fortnightly.
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I want to control a smoking my age is 23 I want to leave a smoke because I working I have a pressure so that only I am smoking.

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Deal with the pressure that you have mentioned with a counselor and it will make it easier. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I am a 40 year old male. I am experiencing extreme mood swings / nervousness which last from 1 to 3 months. It has negatively effected my work and family life. Please advise.

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I am a 40 year old male. I am experiencing extreme mood swings / nervousness which last from 1 to 3 months. It has ne...
You need to visit a psychiatrist immediately. This sounds like a serious condition, and you may be able to stave off worse developments if you act fast. Apart from the medication you must also seek help from a counselor for a good length of time. In the counseling you will learn a lot of skills and techniques to cope with the everyday challenges of life. If it turns out to be a pathological condition there is much work to be done and your cooperation is in your best interest. Do not self-regulate your medication, and comply with all the advice and prescriptions of the concerned doctors. When the mood swings to a better state, you may deceive yourself by thinking that you can now manage without help. That is a typical danger with this condition. Do not succumb to that belief and trust the professional. You could, if you want, seek a second opinion just for your curiosity.

I am 29 years male weight 60 kg had problem of depression in past, now I'm married, feeling very less ejaculation of semen I was on finasteride for 3 month in the last 6mnth. Also eating less.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
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I am 29 years male weight 60 kg had problem of depression in past, now I'm married, feeling very less ejaculation of ...
Depression adversely affects every aspect of our lives – including our relationships – and when one partner is depressed, the relationship may suffer badly. Depression can cause adverse effects on any activity that requires energy, spontaneity and good co-ordination – and that includes sex. And, sadly, lots of individuals who are depressed often appear to lose interest in sex. •In men, the general damping down of brain activity causes feelings of tiredness and hopelessness, which may be associated with loss of libido and erection problems. Some days will seem better than others. On your better days, try to make an effort to show love and appreciation to your partner. •Try to go for a walk every day, preferably with your partner. Walking not only gets you out in the fresh air, but, like other forms of exercise, it releases endorphins in the brain. These are 'happy' chemicals that rapidly elevate your mood. And there's considerable evidence to suggest that exercise can be as good for combating depression as any antidepressant. •Even during your saddest periods, try to spot happy moments like a bird singing or a new flower blooming in your garden. Try to train yourself to notice three of these heart-warming moments per day. •You may have an odd relationship with food while you're depressed (you could have little appetite or constantly comfort eat), but try to eat five pieces of fruit per day. This is a caring thing to do for yourself and is good for your physical and mental health. •Listen to music that matters to you. •Have faith that the depression will pass and that you will enjoy your life again. •Even if you don't feel like full-on sex, do make the effort to have a cuddle. If you are worried that cuddling will project you into full sex when you don't want it, just tell your partner that you're not feeling like having sex, but that you would really like to cuddle up. If you do this, you may both feel a lot better. Touch and closeness can keep a relationship. Regards,
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Hello Doctor, my friend has recently entered into a romantic relationship. What are the things that she should never tolerate in her relationship in order to make it work? Please suggest.

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If your friend is into a romantic relationship, let her decide what she can tolerate and what she can not tolerate. She needs to decide this on the basis of what she wants from her parter and what she is ready to" give" to this relationship. There are no hard and fast rules, each one has to make individual choice, to make their own relationship work. A relationship where both the partners are" interdependent" works better. A relationship where both partners are" very dependent" or" very independent" of each other, does not work. Both the partners need to discuss it for themselves.

Hello Doctors, just wanted to explain my Stress and Anxiety problem. I am really in a stress or rather depression which I can say. I for the past 2 months started to think that I am not well and react to even a small boil that comes on my body that makes me think I am with a STD or some major organ failure etc. I only have sex with my wife and not anyone else. BOTH ARE LOYAL TO EACH other SO I DO not HAVE TO SUSPECT HER. But this stress or thinking module made me get a TMJ problem and I am having a pop noise every time I take a hard bite or sometimes my jaw feels like it's getting locked. So I am using a night TMJ mouth appliances. Now for the past 3 days I suddenly developed pain in my left axillary part. Not sure what I did and got that pain and a slight swelling, its makes me get too worried. I tried to see if there is any boils or lump but found nothing. Is it anything serious. The pain is in the left armpit and moves slightly in front (not very much, just upto the end of my armpit hair distance I can say). What can it be and is it something I need to worry about. I seen a Ortho today but he seems to not check that part but just said it could be a strain and gave me an injection with some muscle relaxing tabs. Why am I getting so worried that something wrong is going to happen to me and my stress/anxiety level is high I suppose. Please suggest me what to do. I am also planning to join a fitness centre to reduce my weight from being 150Kgs. Thank you in advance. Will contact if any future ref needed in person.

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Hello Doctors, just wanted to explain my Stress and Anxiety problem. I am really in a stress or rather depression whi...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. 150 kgs at the age of 27 is too much. You have to bring it down. Regarding the pain, you have nothing to worry. As your ortho said, it could just be muscle cramp. Your problem is health anxiety. Health anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured. The process is a bit lengthy and could take any period between one year to 2 years according to the depth of the anxiety problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Keep the period of treatment in mind, prepare yourself to take up the treatment and consult a psychologist online or in person. Take care.
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Hi, I am 32 year old, mother of a 3 year old. Since my delivery 3 years back I am suffering from depression. I took treatment (medications) for around 8/9 months but then stopped after I changed cities. I felt I was getting addicted to them. I couldn't sleep without meds. I have forgotten the medicine name. Last 1 year, with no medications, I have been suffering terribly. Feel very lonely abandoned. Take out all my frustrations on my child. I am worried I am not giving a healthy environment to my child. I have lost all intimacy with my husband. I can't stand him at times. I feel people always take me for a ride No one loves me unconditionally. Pls help me.

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Hi, I am 32 year old, mother of a 3 year old. Since my delivery 3 years back I am suffering from depression. I took t...
It's better to make time for yourself and do whatever you like. Join for art or music classes. Spend time creatively. Its good if you join for yoga. Find out any ladies club is there nearby. Become a member and spend time in a good way. Keep yourself busy and grooming. Enjoy with your child. Mother is the best teacher. Teach him good values and give him quality time. Take him out. Play with him. By doing so your child will develop a caring and affectionate bond with you.
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I loves somebody but she doesn't love me so I spend most of the time in thinking about her. What should I do to forget her . 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
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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The more you try to forget her, the more you will remember her. Just don't fight her thoughts out of your mind. Instead cherish her and learn to enjoy those thoughts. In the same time, convince yourself that she is not for you. I suggest online counselling. Take care.
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What are the effects of smoking?

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Smoking can increase the risk of health problems in the patient as well as the people around the patient. Smoking increases the risk of cancer, stroke, cardiac problems, bronchitis, etc.

I am experiencing headache and feeling stressed for many days. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I am not able to remember the things that I had learnt. Can you please help me with this problem.

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I am experiencing headache and feeling stressed for many days. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I am not a...
You will be relieved if you use 2 spoon crystals of salt in water you use for bath. Helps to release stress.

I lost some weight close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

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I lost some weight close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time.
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Follow these best methods to easily gain weight and get a healthy body - * to gain weight, first take a diet rich with proteins and fats. You should take high calories food that increase your muscle mass and induce growth in bones. Follow the diet chart in your daily life to fastly gain weight * in morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of bournvita or complan powder with breakfast. * after 2 hours of breakfast, take 2 bananas or a bowl of boiled soyabeans. To increase your hunger & proper digestion of food - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after lunch * in lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. You can take 2 bowl of careals (moong/chana daal) on the place of curd or cheese. * in evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 10-12 pieces of dry fruits or 3-4 pieces of dates (khajoor). * in night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. Exercise is very important so that muscles gain mass from the heathy diet. 4. For proper weight, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid smoking & alcohol drinkg completely. I assure you that you definitely gain weight fastly by following them. Be healthy you can consult me privately for your doubts and more detailed treatment.

I am 19 years old male I am not able to remember any thing for a long time related to my study what should I do?

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
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Dear memory and mind power consists of understanding, storing and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Post a private question to me and I shall provide you more tips. Take care.
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I'm love with a girl but she wants to leave me but I can't leave. If she hurts me my eyes are filling with tears . I will do many stupid things when she trying to leave. Don't want to eat food or water , trying to hurt myself for reducing my heart pain. I'm I have mental?

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I'm love with a girl but she wants to leave me but I can't leave. If she hurts me my eyes are filling with tears . I ...
Probably you are a student. You should go for meditation and think about your family and future and envolved in social activities.

How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?

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How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?
There is no proof that acupuncture can relieve stress.STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1. Perform diaphragmatic or “deep breathing” exercises. 2. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3. Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4. Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5. Meditate. Use visualization or guided imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6. Exercise regularly or take up yoga. Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback

I can't remember some things more than one day so what to do what are the precautions.

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Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i.e. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.
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