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Dr. Latha Janaki

Psychologist, Chennai

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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I have been getting pressure in head for months and it is daily and constant now. I have tried all sorts! Chiropractor, eye tests, medication. I have just had CT scan and don't think it'll show anything serious up! Please can anyone help. Don't think it's anxiety or stress, not sinusitis. God knows but it's getting me down and I am desperate!

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I have been getting pressure in head for months and it is daily and constant now. I have tried all sorts! Chiropracto...
First of all stop feeling desperate as it will do you no good. Maintain your calm and focus on a healthy solution. It is good that all your reports are ok. There are 2 options- see a psychologist and with each sitting you will feel better because the mental pressure you are experiencing will be reduced by talking out to a professional qualified and trained in handling such cases. But, each sitting will cost you money. 2nd option is to regularly watch and practice what is being taught on astha channel daily 5-7: 30 am and you will very soon get rid of your problem. Plus, it is totally free.
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I m in depression about my past that i have mistaked everything in my life,feeling guilty

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Dear , You know that feeling guilty is not going to undo what has already happened. Please affirm "I forgive myself for all that I have done in the past' for minimum 21 times for 21 days.
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I want to leave smoking. What can I do for this?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Hello, its good that you want to quit smoking. Smoking just like any other illness can be stopped by means of medication and psychosocial interventions. But before that one should be motivated enough to quit smoking. There are various pharmacological drugs available for treatment such as:- nicotine gums, patches, nasal sprays, pestles; bupropion; atomoxetine; venicline, clonidine etc. Similarly, psychosocial interventions are also available such as distraction techniques, relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring etc. Hence to know more about these treatment modalities in detail and to plan a management of your smoking problem you can consult me in private
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There is my memorable problem I forget more and I can' t able to remember.Please do help

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
At your age some children will experience memory problems because of hormonal imbalances and its accompanying distractions. You may also 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. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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Hello doctor for me always the sex mood is occur in my mind so how to clear it. Please give a solution otherwise can I do sex with neighbour girls. Please give suggestions to clear it. Do not think wrong sir. Thank you.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello doctor for me always the sex mood is occur in my mind so how to clear it. Please give a solution otherwise can ...
In your age having sexual thoughts most of the time is normal. But it should be in such a way it doesn't interfere with your studies or job or day to day functioning. If the thoughts are excessive and you feel distressed, it becomes sexual obsessions and you need to have medicines to reduce them. Sex between consenting adults is medically normal. Bur unprotected sex with unknown partners has their own risks, if you plan to do so, protect yourself.
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My brother is practicing Krishna consciousness from ISKCON and wants to become brahmachari and doesn't want to work and look after our family financially. He doesn't stay with us. He started staying in the temple. Please help us from bringing him back to his normal life and stay with us and get married and start supporting us financially and then continue his consciousness at home staying with us. Please kindly suggest what to do. Thankyou.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My brother is practicing Krishna consciousness from ISKCON and wants to become brahmachari and doesn't want to work a...
You sound like you must be working too and capable of looking after your family! If I am wrong, kindly excuse. But I agree with you that he should practice all his consciousness and yet be responsible towards his family. Is this an escape, I wonder? I know a lot of people who may find disagreement with what I am saying but spiritual pursuits must be done in a responsible manner, otherwise it is not spiritual. I have always advocated that each one of us must Be Responsible, be Respectful and be Functional, always. The most spiritual person is the one who meets his daily responsibilities and is yet spiritual. Running away to a monastery or the Himalayas is really very easy. It is to live in the world and yet be strongly spiritual is the greatest challenge. I suggest that you as a family visit the authorities at ISKCON and convey your concerns and make an appeal to them to dissuade him for at least three years, and that if he is still keen and was responsible during those three years, he could be considered for admission. If they are genuine they will accede to this request. Of course, your brother must also accept this proposal and comply; but it worth a try.
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How long does cannabis stay in the body after smoking? What are the health risks of smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How long does cannabis stay in the body after smoking?
What are the health risks of smoking?
It takes one month for THC to leave your body. Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: •Dizziness •Shallow breathing •Red eyes and dilated pupils •Dry mouth •Increased appetite •Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i. E. For example, you can see sounds and hear colors!
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I am 47 years male and I am unable to sleep at night without taking zolfresh 5 mg. From last 1 year also taking venlor75 for mild depression. How to get rid of zolfresh.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 47 years male and I am unable to sleep at night without taking zolfresh 5 mg. From last 1 year also taking venlo...
1.You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2.You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3.Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4.Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5.Take light dinner. 6.Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. 7.Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner.Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 8. Avoid late night. 9.Don’t sleep in day time 10.Don’t take sleeping pill 11. If no relief consult doctor
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How to make my brain sharp?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath,
Do meditation and yoga daily early morning for atleast 5-10 mins. It will help you a lot and keep you energetic whole day too.
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Management of Impotence and Frigidity

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Management of Impotence and Frigidity

Communication is the key for a  successful relationship and both partners must ensure that they discuss not just their feelings, but their problems as well with each other. Sexual disorders are one of the most common and least discussed disorders. While there are a number of forums, it is to be borne in mind that these are complex issues and include various components, such as psychological, social, physiological, and emotional. It is difficult to say that what caused impotence in one person or what worked for one person will work for all.

As much as it may not seem very pleasant, the best way to manage is to have a frank talk, both with the partner and with the doctor. Let us first look at impotence briefly. Whether erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or ejaculatory impotence, it affects the ability to enjoy normal sexual activity and the relationship is affected. With detailed discussions, most often there is a strong past history that emerges. This could be broken relationships in the past, distrust with partner's, past sexual abuse, leading to a mix of fear, guilt and anger. 

This can play a deep submerged role during current acts leading to reduced pleasure. A detailed discussion should delve deep into such issues and counselling is often required. It is also important to identify any associated causes like smoking, diabetes, trauma, or other diseases. A detailed drug history is also required in most cases to elicit the exact reason.

Patients who have a psychological component are benefited greatly by counseling. It is important to involve the partner also in these sessions because it is a couple that is being treated, never an individual. Altering medications and treating the associated disorders also improve performance.

Frigidity is very less talked about, women who are not able to be aroused, cannot achieve orgasm, or do not enjoy sex are generally group under this condition. More often than not, female sexual issues have a very strong emotional or psychological component than the male issues. Medications are almost always the last resort to manage these. Sexual abuse, past disappointments, fear of failure, fear of not being able to satisfy the partner, fear of pregnancy, fear of getting hurt during sex, and various other reasons lead to frigidity in females. 

There could be some cases where there are anatomical reasons leading to frigidity like malfunctioning endocrine glands and vaginal muscle spasms. These are very rare and also disappear with thorough counseling. 

Be it the male or the female who is affected, the relationship for sure suffers. To strengthen the relationship, it is very important to have a heartfelt talk and work on the issue. For all you know, sometimes, it may be something that can be sorted out in just a couple of weeks.

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Hello I am always treated as logical persons I gave advices how and why our families and friends are important to us I gave preechings to my friends of different religions how can we stay together and could add value to bring unity among all of our different religion friends But I personally get disturbed when I think that what I shall do to make sure my parents are healthy my small kids remain safe and am getting disturbed when I think about any death of such whom I know but died in young ages so on so on and also I am disturbed about a question what is there after the life ends this us small but impacts my whole think box.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
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Face your fear. Spend some time in government hospital, outside postmartum house, cremation centres, funeral ceremonies, slums and also join marriage ceremonies, birth ceremonies. Overall take out yourself from imaginary world completely based on hopes and expectations. SEE AND ACCEPT GOOD AND BAD BOTH. And after that when you feel yourself as viewer TRY TO MAKE BALANCE IN IMAGINATION AND REALITY. But please take yourself out of fear first.
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How to stay without depression & fighting?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
Question needs to be specific.If you are talking about yesterday's incident and are feeling sad and angry and want to fight, then no need to go to a psychiatrist or any counsellor as it will pass. But if you are looking at a persistant pattern of behavior that is ruining your relationships, jobs, career, its better you consult them at the earliest before any serious life changing damage can occur.
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I am man of 25 year old. When I try to do something new like exam, interview I feel so hipper my heart beat up and down I forgot all my memory and feel fear on my face I can not answer I single question.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.Sc - Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Sexuality & Sexual Counseling
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am man of 25 year old. When I try to do something new like exam, interview I feel so hipper my heart beat up and do...
You are suffering from Anxiety especially during exams. The cause may be of your upbringing and social environment. This is common problems face by many in exams. So you should overcome the fear of examination by positive mental attitude and mindfulness thinking.
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I want to start with treatment of depression and anxiety but I have my exams in 2 weeks. Is it ok to start it now as I am worried as this sudden change might create some problem but I want to start it soon bcz I have great trouble in sleeping I couldnt sleep in last 2 days even after having a tiring day and body. I sleep for 3 4 or max 5 hours which is affecting my whole life cycle as I fall asleep by morning 5 or 6 due to which I am notable to attend my classes nd study schedules as well. I tried everything but this is not going even I do not sleep for 36 hours snd even if you want to sleep my thoughts does not let me sleep.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I want to start with treatment of depression and anxiety but I have my exams in 2 weeks. Is it ok to start it now as ...
YOu try these natural methods or else you may need medication .10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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I am broken and I am lost from the past relation! Feel very depressed day by day.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am broken and I am lost from the past relation! Feel very depressed day by day.
YOu relax mind that if one relation is lost you can get another one suitable for you and do meditaion and yoga for mind control
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After the earthquake I am always have a feeling that everything is shaking around me but actually it is not. What can I do for this ?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
This is ptsd. It's good that you are aware that the earth is not shaking anymore. After repeated earthquakes, this can happen. You are probably scared that it will happen again and then what will you do? counselling will help you to stay in touch with reality and also feel more confident of yourself and your surroundings. If anything does happen, you will also need to be in touch with your courage and presence of mind to help yourself and other people. Of course, we are humans and have some limitations in front of the natural elements. But, while you are alive, you would need to use your courage and do whatever is required to live on a daily basis and also plan for the future. Counselling can help you to get your courage and strength back to feel more confident of yourself and have hope and faith in your surroundings. Click on private chat to know more.
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My uncle is addicted of taking alcohol as much he wants to free from it, the worse is it getting, he knows that it is not good but he is unable to do it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I always fight with my boyfriend due to silly reasons. But I love him very much. Without him I can't live. I need a good psychiatrist.

MBA (HR), D.Sc, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Pune
I always fight with my boyfriend due to silly reasons. But I love him very much. Without him I can't live. I need a g...
Why you need psychiatrist. When you understand what you do, then avoid to fight for silly reasons. It's that simple. Find out those reasons and be conscious to it. There will not be any fight.
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I am feeling depressed due to my 12th CBSE maths paper which a great disaster to me due to which I do less work get restless in very less efforts. Can you suggest me some ways so that I can be calm?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am feeling depressed due to my 12th CBSE maths paper which a great disaster to me due to which I do less work get r...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remindy will be helpful.
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What kind of diet is good for students who are under depression due to exams and all this stuffs?

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
What kind of diet is good for students who are under depression due to exams and all this stuffs?
Dear lybrate-user, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage 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 provide 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. Take care.
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