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Dr. M Peter Fernandez

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. M Peter Fernandez Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. M Peter Fernandez is a renowned Psychiatrist in Cantonment, Chennai. He is currently associated with St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. M Peter Fernandez on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I am doing bsc microbiology. But sir collage atmosphere irritated means the boyfriend n girlfriend. So I not focusing in ma study. Please help me sirrr.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir I am doing bsc microbiology. But sir collage atmosphere irritated means the boyfriend n girlfriend. So I not focu...
You have to realise that your college is for you to study and shape your future and you should disregard all the distractions and concentrate on studies and you can seek the help of a counsellor if you want.
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Hello I am 21 year old and at this age I haven't got any govt. Job so I have a lot of stress what can I do sir pleeezzz tell me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Hello I am 21 year old and at this age I haven't got any govt. Job so I have a lot of stress what can I do sir pleeez...
You are only 21 years old. It is your start not end why you feel so stressed. You will face many opportunities in future. Be positive and whenever you feel stress do breathing exercise and feel fresh and calm. If you want to take our further help inform us. Best of luck for your future.
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I am 29 year old male. I feel some type ghabraht when I goes for my demo classes n during interview. And forget all the matter. What I shld do?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
You need to become more confidant. Practice speaking in front of the mirror. Practice eye contact. You will be able to overcome this.
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I feel so lazy these days and not been able to concentrate on my studies. I usually forget what I read yesterday. I feel that I have no energy. There are so many exams in next months onwards. Please help.

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 user. Getting stressed and worrying about your tasks and future is mentally stressful and it hinders with your education and career. At this age you cannot have any memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc. In that case, your forgetfulness has to be due to stress and anxiety. I suggest stress management therapy. Take care.
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Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I start thinking about whatever I see going on in society like if I watch cricket I imagine myself as a best player of the team nd also like a soldier, agent, scientist nd so much other things also. I want to concentrate on my studies at a time. Help me sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I star...
You probably have an overactive mind that fantasies easily on any possibility. This is a non-productive way of living. You must ground yourself to reality. The following will help if you did them meticulously: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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 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. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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 too. 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 sugar and junk food.
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I am forgetting so many things these days even I am forgetting my keys my wallet and etc. I don't know what is this but I think its a side effect of any thing so can you suggest me why this is happening to me? What are the precautions I have to take?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to check if you have any disease by doing a blood CBC and TSH and inform me .Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am a student having lot of academics work. So I become tension and stress, due to this stress and tension my body becomes hot and hair fall will occur occur. What can I do? Please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I am a student having lot of academics work. So I become tension and stress, due to this stress and tension my body b...
Hi, Take Ginseng 1X (DR wilmar shawbe ,german) 4 tabs to be chewed twice a day for 30 days 1/2 an hour before meals Do pranayam,Suryanamaskar daily. Revert back
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Hi I have been very stressed from past one month me going to loose my job after 7 to 8 days because my office is gonna shift. Infused with my career nd on top a friend of mine wants to marry me nd waiting for my decision. He says that he want me in his life I am 24 where I feel its not a correct tm for comments. Today from morning me feeling restless tired disinterested

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You seem to be anxious about your future prospects about work and security about having stable income. Well that is something to worry if you haven' t got a job already and not enough to sustain you through the" no work" period. Do you have savings that you can depend on, have you posted your cv and given interviews? this might take time and you might just have to hold out and do your best and hope for the best. Be realistic and optimistic rather than worrying. Your present company isn' t the only one in the market. There are more players. Try to be calm and think objectively and gather your resources and use them. Even if you don' t land anything, at least you have given it a shot and did your best. Regarding the boy, you need to know if you are interested in him as future partner or not? is he ready to hold out and wait for you while you are searching for a job. If you can, take him on board and tell him what' s going on in your life. Also you might have to decide between giving in to his demand/ request vs. What you see as important for you right now. You are 24. If you can wait to get married, then why not? be assertive about your dreams and desires but talk to him respectfully without blaming him or yourself.
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I do not want to do masturbating, I don't like but I can't control when that type of feeling and I can't concentrate on my studies properly. My mind is totally diverted whn that type of feeling comes. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I do not want to do masturbating, I don't like but I can't control when that type of feeling and I can't concentrate ...
Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it is to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives. It is your guilt that is plaguing you to distraction. Your concentration has nothing to do with masturbation!
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I have a serious problem of getting angry all the time and crying always help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Some of the" typical" responses to frustration include anger, quitting (burn out or giving up), loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, stress and depression. Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper anger: there is a saying" frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. Giving up: giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. Loss of confidence: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that if we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself" it is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. Stress: is the" wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. Depression: depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. Other reactions: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation.
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Hi Is smoking is injurious?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, smoking person inhales 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine when he smoke. Over and above he is also promoting passive smoking. Yes. Smoking is very much injurious to health. Leave it. Take care.
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My father age 57 year old and they always stress because of they do the hard work every week they going small clinical treatment so suggest me how to improve health and keep strong.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My father age 57 year old and they always stress because of they do the hard work every week they going small clinica...
Hi there ~ Stay focused on the present. Pay attention to the way your body feels, the rhythm of your breathing, your ever-changing emotions, and the thoughts that drift across your mind. If you find yourself getting stuck on a particular thought, bring your attention back to the present moment. Using mindfulness meditation to stay focused on the present is a simple concept, but it takes practice to reap the benefits. At first, you’ll probably find that your mind keeps wandering back to your worries. Try not to get frustrated. Each time you draw your focus back to the present, you’re reinforcing a new mental habit that will help you break free of the negative worry cycle.
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How I can increase my memory because I usually forget things. So please suggest me better solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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I am suffering from memory loss. Is there any treatment for this? How can we prevent it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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 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. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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 too. 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 sugar and junk food.
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Which specialty doctor should we consult for panic attacks?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Which specialty doctor should we consult for panic attacks?
You will need to see a psychiatrist and counsellor for this issue. Plus starting exercises and a healthy diet and lifestyle will also be useful towards resolution.
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How to lose weight and body pains at a time.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
How to lose weight and body pains at a time.
both can not reduced at a time...do meditation for less stress. take low fat diets. plenty of water, go for morning walk. for body pain you can take tab. combiflam sos.
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Hello Dr. my bsc nursing exams are held in September and m very late admission just one month before my exams. Due to some reasons for 3 years my studies breaks. Now m unable to concentrate on my studies my mind always talks that m failed, I remember nothing in exams, m useless, go and suicide. What should I do really m failed m useless. Pls help and suggest. I just want to pass at any cost. Only 15 to 20 days are left. Will I can do. My getting so low. Pls help. Thanks and regards.

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. I can understand. Your studies broke due to unavoidable circumstances. You are never the reason. You must understand those reasons and try to recap those lost portions. I know it may not be possible fully. But you can do it somehow. Don't worry about those exams now. Just get as much knowledge as you can and go write the exams. You always have your supplementary. I suggest you to have online counseling. Take care.
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Hello doctors. My age is 30 unmarried men one day I met a person. Both of us travelling in same bus became frnds and exchanged phone no. S we met 2-3 times for casual talking while talking he supposed to touch here and there one day he touched my organ I thought its accidental touch but he supposed to touch regularly am also feeling good and I was also enjoying. And it turned to masturbate each other. I was shocked by seeing his penis with 7-8 inches fat healthy penis comparing with my penis it is 3-4 times huge. I was attracted and not able to forget him. But didnt have any type of sex with him only mastrubation. From last 6-7 months I realised it was wrong and am not talking with him now I changed my phone no. And aware of him. Now a days iam getting feeling to watch men's bulge is it homosex symptoms or comparing penis size am not understanding. I need counselling are treatment.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
You are suffering from inferiority complex. Like women are obsessed of the size of their breasts, men are for penis. This is due to all stress and worries. You are having insecurities and fear of married life and size of penis. Just relax and have a positive self-talk, you need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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I am not good in studies and cannot focus in studies what should I do doctor for focus and knowledgeable person I want to be ?

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. I can understand. Focus or concentration or attention are same. Focus is the result of dedication towards concrete goals. Therefore first set a concrete goal, start liking the goal and prepare a plan to achieve it. You will have focus. Take care.
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31 years woman (unmarried) I have anxiety, can you please tell me quick relief without medicine and what are the things I will not do or eat etc.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
31 years woman (unmarried) I have anxiety, can you please tell me quick relief without medicine and what are the thin...
Steps to reduce Anxiety are mainly a) Avoid busy schedule take breaks b) Relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga help c) Breathing exercises or just watching your breath for two minutes will help d) play music stay with friends and family e) Avoid junk foods, frozen foods, cheese and substance use if you do any. Last most importantly don't worry about being anxious it is normal just try to overcome it.
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