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Dr. Latha Janaki

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Latha Janaki Psychologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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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I'm suicidal, of late. What do I do?

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Consult a psychiatrist immediately. Suicidal ideas are a psychiatric emergency. You may be suffering from depression or any other psychological problem. Many good treatments are available currently and I strongly urge you to try them under expert supervision. -Dr.Parthasarathy,MD,Psychiatrist Chennai OMR.
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I m suffering from memory loss. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
You may be under some stress. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.
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My fiance is controlling. She doesnt realise that i take offense for so many things she does. Even though she says she loves me but when she is angry i get stern responses from her. What should i do to communicate my feelings. Can my relationship ever improve?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
All relationships are based and strengthened by communication. In fact, if communication is blocked or restrained, this bodes the end of the relationship. You must communicate comfortably; and you cannot blame anyone else or later complain about not being able to confront the other for any reason. Each of you must be open to honest feedback. If you don?t do this now, you can never do so later. You will have to then live this lie for the rest of however long the relationship lasts. Now is the time to demand a change, if that is what is required. This girl may be meaning well but may not know how she is offending you. How is she going to know if you don?t tell her! This is the sign of her willingness and ability to adjust: a very important aspect of good unions ? adjustability. Whatever the consequences, be honest and face the sternness, and then confront the same to make her see how she behaves. Now, be gentle, kind, and loving when you do tell her. Inform her that she could get angry but she must look at what you are saying and see if she can adjust. If she does not respond appropriately, give her a few more chances and then let her know that this (i.E. The relationship) cannot carry on any further. Don?t be rude but be sensitive, especially if she is trying. If she is controlling this relationship, she has some insecurity which may or may not be related to you. Talk to her and see if she is amenable to look at it and reform. You may even share this response as a way to open up this issue. When she gets angry, she is actually escalating anger over her fear ? it will never help her deal with the real feeling of fear. The anger becomes the frontal feeling, getting all the attention and to no avail.
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Alternative Medicine Specialist, Kharagpur
Your negative thoughts make s you ill.
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At what interval stress test can be done after a satisfactory stress test report. I have heard that stress test is a best indicator of cardiac Heath. Please inform us the at what interval one should go for stress test?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
At what interval stress test can be done after a satisfactory stress test report. I have heard that stress test is a ...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This is very helpful for you.
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I am an engineering student and preparing for exam. What should I do to increase my mind and creativity.

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, I had a problem my hand is shivering evry time even if I do nothing. Before 3 years I had epilepsy became unconscious 2 times. I have depression and tension.PLease tell.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I Am 22, I had a problem my hand is shivering evry time even if I do nothing. Before 3 years I had epilepsy became un...
Hi lybrate-user, it seems you have dissociation along with depression. Dissociation is a common phenomenon. Most people will experience dissociation at some point in their lives. It becomes a disorder, like in dissociative identity disorder (DID), when it is so frequent or severe that it interrupts a person’s daily life. One common technique used for dissociation is called grounding. It is a technique that helps a person regain connection with his or her physical body. This may often end the dissociation, or will at least make it more bearable. When a person dissociates, he or she may practice the technique of grounding. There are many different ways to practice grounding. The main idea is to do something that brings a person back in touch with his or her body. Use physical sensations. Try touching the table, feeling the grass, or smelling a flower. Doing activities that enhance your physical sensations will help you to come back to a solid state. It has helped me to wash my face with water, or hold a couple of ice cubes. Speak truths out loud. It has been helpful for me to try to speak the truth out loud. This can be things like, “I am 31 years old,” or “I live in Indianapolis.” This will help to make sense of the reality that the person lives in, as we can often get confused about our lives when we dissociate. Try laughter. This is a big one. If you’re alone, try turning on some comedy on YouTube. If you are with a trusted friend, try asking them to make you laugh. Better yet, tell your loved ones ahead of time that laughter helps when you dissociate. It will help you to feel your internal body, it will lighten the seriousness of the situation, and it may bring you out of dissociation. Overall, be patient with yourself. Grounding techniques take practice and may feel unusual in the initial moments. Remember that dissociation is not usually dangerous and that it will pass. I would suggest you to consult a psychologist. You can consult with me too. All the best.
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My husband loves me so much and I also love him, but he has the problem of dreaming about me that if I talk with someone specially gents my husband gets the dream that I am with that person having sex over him. And the next day he tells that dream. I am normally jovial type and talk with others freely. Since my husband has this problem I don't know what to do. Whether I have to talk with others or not. Is there any remedy for my husband. Please help me doctors. And how I have to behave?

Master in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My husband loves me so much and I also love him, but he has the problem of dreaming about me that if I talk with some...
hi rosy, your concern is right, your husband is very insure about the relation, first make him confident that you are in love with him and you will never cheat him. make him realize each and every day that you are very loyal and cant live without him, do not stop talking with others,this will create another level of problem in your life. spend more time with your husband.
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I have lost my concentration towards study. There was a time I use to study daily as I am growing up I lost this habit. How can I get it back I tried meditation but I can't even meditate for 10 min with concentration.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may have lost that since you have just been through the late adolescence and the hormonal imbalance that follows it. If it is too bad you may need some academic counseling and advice. Learn to develop habits which can form by doing something everyday for 21 days. Then continue the reinforcement for another 7 weeks and you will be done. Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 all junk food.
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I am 48 years old female, have been smoking for the last 12 years, 4-5 cigarettes everyday. I am also overweight and have health problems, high cholesterol and blood pressure. Though I am now working at loosing weight . I want to quit smoking and need help.

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
If you are ready to take efforts and can work with patience , then you can get help from hypnotherapy. You will learn to give positive affirmations to your subconscious mind to release your addiction.
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Sir. Recently .I was asked by my neighbour to Repair the waterpipe which is buried underground. I went and started to dig for buried pipe. As approaching the pvc pipe. The pipe is covered by clothes. To cut the clothes I asked scissors. And he take one scissors and gave it to me. I started to cut the clothes. Accidentally scissors injured my left thumb and 6 drops of blood came. And I asked ,where he brought the scissors and he said he took it ftom a tailor. But the Tailor is a HIV positive person. I'm caught with fear &anxiety about infection of HIV to me. Another situation also happened same neighbour took me to give electric connections to motor in his farm. I went there and started to make connections .then a person came to us and joined making connections along with me. And he twisted the copper leads of the wires and gave it to me. Then while plastering the twisted connections made by him one pair of wires connected are separated then I twisted them with my hand. Then the copper leads slightly penetrated into my fingers. The previous twisted person having hiv infection. Again I'm caught with the same fear. Again recently I was taking badam milk from a cool drink vendor who himself makes cooldrinks. While drinking it accidentally my tongue was bitten by me and it was bleed while drinking. And I'm getting thoughts if the vendor is having HIV . I also have the possibility to have the infection . I'm obsessed. I'm fully scared. Kindly help me whether I have probability to have infection if no why. If yes how to I diagnosed. kindly help me with my worry.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir.
Recently .I was asked by my neighbour to Repair the waterpipe which is buried underground.
I went and started to...
Dear lybrate user, I think, for reasons best known to you only, you are scared of getting infected with hiv. It appears to me that it is disturbing you a lot. I think, firstly, give your blood sample in the pathology lab and get yourself checked for hiv. If you are not infected, then you can be at peace. If you are infected with hiv, then you will need to consult a doctor, who will help you to manage your life. Secondly, please consult a counsellor, irrespective of the outcome of your blood test. There is something, which is bothering your mind, which you need to understand. The consellor will help you to do that. Take care.
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Mera mnn ni krta kuch time se study ke liye. Or bs tension hoti rhti h study ki. Kya kru ki jisse mera study me mnn lge.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Mera mnn ni krta kuch time se study ke  liye. Or bs tension hoti rhti h study ki. Kya kru ki jisse mera study me mnn ...
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only human including pets.. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds it is like love issues. Still not able to concentrate go for counselling help in person or audio/video. Please give us feedback after trying for weekdays.
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I am 21 year old and I am drug addict codeine syrup long time. what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Codeine addiction is worsened by increasing tolerance levels for the drug. If you are having a serious addiction and you cannot quit its use, you will have to admit yourself to a rehabilitation center and go through their program for a complete recovery. This type of treatment is ideal because it takes you away from the influences of people and circumstances that you have gotten conditioned to and will make it easier in a different geographical location. When you come out of the center you must continue with addiction counseling for three years at least before being free of the enslavement. You will also need to attend na meetings regularly and get a lot of support from other users who are also recovering. You will need to make some lifestyle changes and work on the stress that is normally the reason most youngsters get addicted to codeine. There is also the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factors, and the script issue that has to be worked upon with the counselor. You will need to start regular vigorous exercise, sleep well, and start on a healthy diet. You must follow a tight time schedule with interesting and productive activities. The counselor will also teach you new ways of finding joy without the use of chemicals. You should socialize with people, join new groups, attend conferences, meetings, seminars etc. To be involved with other important activities in your neighborhood. You will need to go for a thorough medical checkup and determine that there was no serious damage to your body because of the abuse.
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How I take medication to take less stress what are the symptoms and how I protect with this to our.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
How I take medication to take less stress what are the symptoms and how I protect with this to our.
Dear lybrate-user, hello! first of all please do not opt for medication straight away. Try to release your stress by allowing yourself to'let go' of anything that is making you stress. If there is any kind of negative trigger in your life, just release the control of that trigger, and allow it to go. This will help you release the extra burden that you are carrying. If you believe in god, then close your eyes to imagine god carrying your burdens. Imagine god saying to you, to not be anxious or worried, he has your back covered. Try and surrender all your pain and stress in the hands of god. If you do not believe in god, then just think'yourself' to be your best friend. Write down your stress on the piece of paper and burn it, this should help you a little. Rest I am always there to help you more. Stay blessed. Regards.
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I am 32 years aged and since last 10 years I am using tobacco and cigarette but recently I quit it. Now I just wanted to have body checkup for any kind of cancer or any other disease. Please suggest the best recommended test or scan to identify the disease, if any. I just wanted to be rest assured that I am fit.

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
At your age group in absence of family history no screening test is recommended for cancer. But you should be aware and should not ignore any symptom
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I am 22 years old. I have lots of fear to live, I have lot of stress but do not know whats the reason is? I want to live a happy life and a happy situation anytime but I can not. I need a positive attitude and positive and bold mindset. What can I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 22 years old. I have lots of fear to live, I have lot of stress but do not know whats the reason is? I want to l...
Hi, many a times we are fearful of situations which are vague and unhappy with circumstances. Its very important we recognize that it will not remain same forever, moreover it not situation which is good or bad but how we see it and interpret. You need to have an attitude of" jo hoga dekha jayega" you need to be carefree life is not about taking stress but enjoying as it is otherwise whole point of living is missed.
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Please help me. I am suffering from depression. Thats what doctors say to me. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Please help me. I am suffering from depression. Thats what doctors say to me. Please help me.
5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5.Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all. Some risk factors for men developing depression or anxiety include: • Physical health problems • Relationship problems • Employment problems • Social isolation • Significant change in living arrangements (e.g. separation or divorce) • Pregnancy and birth of a baby • Drug and alcohol use. you can consult me prescription
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How to stop snoring while sleeping! and I am addicted to smoking how to loos that habit. Please do let me know.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
These are some methods & instruction for releif in snoring: • Exercise daily and running, jogging. Do long breathing exercise pranayam daily. • Clear nasal passage (nose) before sleeping. You can take steam for 2 - 3 minutes to clear the passage. • Change your sleeping position, elevate your pillow slightly while sleeping. • Sleep on a side not on back. • Avoid smoking and excess drinking alcohol. Do not take sedative medicines. • You can do some throat exercises. Repeat these vowel a, e, i, o, you loudly three minutes few times in a day. Place your tongue tip behind your teeth and move backward three times in a day. Move your jaw in left side with open mouth for 30 seconds and in right side for 30 seconds. • You can also try for anti snoring mouth appliance.
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When I am in depression my face become red whats the reason please give me suggestion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
When I am in depression my face become red whats the reason please give me suggestion.
Hello, when you in depression you become anxious and suffers with the congestion of blood in the facial part. Take Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Check your BP also. Revert me after 15 days.
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