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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
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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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Is listening music while studying increase concentration? Please suggest me some idea of increasing concentration and how to avoid disturbencing agents around us?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
No. Listening to music doesn't increase concentration. Better is to read in a silent room, in adequate light with fresh mind. Give frequent breaks while studying.
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Depression in Children!

MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Depression in Children!

What is Depression?

Depression can strike a child at any age. A mood disorder, depression is characterized by a persistent sad or empty feeling, irritability, and a loss of interest in everyday activities. Unlike normal sadness or grieving, most bouts of depression last for weeks, months, or even years. A smaller number of children and adolescent suffer from biploar disorder-bouts of depression interspersed with periods of elevated (manic) mood (bipolar disorder).

Although depression is usually not considered life-threatening, it can lead to thoughts of and attempts at suicide.

Symptoms

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, apathy, or hopelessness lasting more than two weeks.

  • Diminished interest in most daily activities, particularly pleasurable ones.

  • Decreased appetite and subsequent weight loss; increased appetite and weight gain.

  • Lack of sleep (insomnia), frequent awakening throughout the night, or conversely, an increased need for sleep.

  • Anxiety; diminished ability to think or concentrate.

Diagnosis

Because there are no reliable laboratory tests to diagnose depression, physical examination and psychological evaluation are essential.

  • Expression of either of the first two symptoms of depression (see Symptoms box), in conjunction with other symptoms, for a period of two or more consecutive weeks.

  • A positive family history of depression or a prior depressive episode helps establish the diagnosis.

Treatment

  • Psychotherapy is as effective as drug treatment in mild cases. Psychotherapy may also be used in conjunction with drug therapy.

  • Antidepressant medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are mainstays of treatment.

  • Exposure to bright light, known as light therapy, may be effective, particularly when depression is related to seasonal changes (seasonal affective disorder).

  • In secondary depression, the underlying cause is addressed, although antidepressant therapy may also be prescribed.

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For e. G. I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time pls 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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
For e. G. I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the t...
Dear Raj. Welcome to lybrate. Loosing someone near and dear is definitely a loss and it is grief. Grief related depression and resultant symptoms like sleeplessness, worries, being alone are also considered normal. Such depression usually lessens itself within a span of some weeks. Don't sit idle. Engage yourself in creative and entertaining activities to help you overcome the depression. Take care.
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I am 23 years old female. I usually get upset whenever I see others enjoying their life with friends and going out new new places. Actually I always dreamt for a enjoying college life but it can't be possible due to financial situation of my parents. I become very much depressed by seeing pictures of my friends on social media enjoying their life. I always thought now that I have losted the age when one enjoy it's life with friends. Nothing is left in my life now. I always upset and feel depressed.

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
I am 23 years old female. I usually get upset whenever I see others enjoying their life with friends and going out ne...
Dear user. I can understand. The basic thing we must learn from life is to adjust with the prevailing situation and learn to enjoy the life with the available resources. Aspirations should be realistic. Otherwise you will fedel distressed. I suggest counseling for you. Take care.
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I'm only one daughter to my parents. I'm not serious and irresponsible about my future, I want to take steps, but I can't. Please give some advice.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I'm only one daughter to my parents. I'm not serious and irresponsible about my future, I want to take steps, but I c...
We are not carrier counselor and may not be right to advise about it. You should find your interest and work related to it.
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I have early simtums of depression. I feel insecurity and every time ready to weep almost. Any little emotional scene or even song, it's hard to stop my tears. I think this is happening for over a year to me. I am a self employed OK business man/bread earner. Is there anyone who can guide me to fight this. My Life is at stake and fell helpless

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist , PhD Counseling Psychology, Adult, Couple & Family Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
Kindly try and find out why are you depressed. What is making you so sad for the last one year. Is it some event which happened and started all this? you need to come to terms with those things and move on in life. Make new plans and have positive thoughts about your future. Kindly get in touch with some professional like a psychologist and understand what is troubling you.
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I am suffering from depression. Can you suggest me some treatment? Please help me. I am very worried. Help me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from depression.
Can you suggest me some treatment?
Please help me. I am very worried. Help me.
Depression is a state of mind, your doctor needs to understand your problems and factors responsible for depression. Depression is like boiling milk in a vessel. When milk starts boiling you either need to stop the flame or remove the vessel rather than taking milk out of the vessel to prevent spiling. similarly your doctor needs to talk to you and understand what is bothering you and that will also help in chalking out the right treatment. Above all stop caring about things which are bothering you, when you can not control go with the flow keep on doing your work, nothing is permanent, this situation will also pass the only thing remain will be the result of your efforts. so just motivate yourself and see a qualified doctor for mental physical and spiritual health. Homoeopathy is good at it. Wish you a speedy recovery..
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I eat tobacco from last year? When I am depressed then I took more. So,can you help me to leave tobacco.

MA Counselling Psychology , BA Applied Psychology, Career Counselor, Expressive Art Therapist
Psychologist, Ghaziabad
I eat tobacco from last year? When I am depressed then I took more. So,can you help me to leave tobacco.
Hello dear user, For stopping the use of tobacco most important thing is persistent motivation, family support and good detoxification measure. If tried leaving on own you will face withdrawal symptoms. There are various detoxification treatment available with high success rate. There are high chances of success when you undergo a therapeutic treatment which involves in resolution of various causes that lead to consumption of tobacco. You can contact me personally for therapy. Take care.
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