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Dr. Malaiappan M

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Malaiappan M Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Sir. My mom is having. Unconsciousness whenever she feels something bad. Her age is about 42. So please suggest .what should we do .in near future to get rid out of it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir. My mom is having. Unconsciousness whenever she feels something bad.
Her age is about 42. So please suggest .what...
She is showing vasovagal syncope when affected by mental shock/or bad news or strong emotion and this is commonly seen esp more in females
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I am 21 years old I am suffering from thyroid from last 2 years. What I want to do to overcome from neck pain and memory and stress.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am 21 years old I am suffering from thyroid from last 2 years. What I want to do to overcome from neck pain and mem...
Tell me Are you taking Tablet Thyronorm? Thyroid function test was done? Neck pain may or may not be related to thyroid problem follow advises given below 1.Avoid using computers continuously, take rest for 5 min after working for half an hour 2. In pain free interval do neck exercise (kindly learn exercise by registered Trainer) 3. you can use thin pillow while sleeping so that normal posture of neck can be maintained 4.Maintain proper posture of body while watching TV/ studying Kindly go for cervical X ray AP and lateral and review with reports And about stress: This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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There are many problems in my family from my birth between my mom dad ,and nothing has changed yet ,now there are no hopes it would change ,its affecting me ,i feel very alone beacause of this i hate love ,friendship ,realtionships ,sometimes i feel like suicide ,im not happy ,the feeling of helplessness is killing me ,this is affecting on my acadamic performance ,ive consulted one counsilor she suggested to go to another state and live away from your family ,what should i do?going away is not possible for me .

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Seeing your parents fighting would have left you insecure and fearful. Your trust in people and relationships has not developed because you haven't seen your parents modelling it for you. Yet it's not the end of the world. You can stay in your city and still work towards building your life and relationships. Try to remember those times when you did have a friend or cared for someone even briefly. Even if there were very few people who you cared for but still you did it. Inside the lonely person there is a gentle and beautiful person who wants to love and be loved. Nurture that part of you and let it grow. You will start living your life again. Change your counsellor if the other one didn't help you.
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Sir, I am addicted with restyl 1 mg tablet since two weeks in consuming suddenly from 2 days I have stopped that but my mind and body not working not getting sleep from 2 days from 2 days I did not go for work.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am addicted with restyl 1 mg tablet since two weeks in consuming suddenly from 2 days I have stopped that but ...
There is some stress which you have no0t yet dealt with and so the sleep problem will continue until that is dealt with. In the meantime you may follow these measures: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I am 45 year old male living alone in bangalore for the last 14 months. My family is in faridabad. I shifted to bangalore because of good job opportunity but now I feel very alone and depressed even though I am travelling to faridabad after every 2 months. How do I overcome my depression of living alone.

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
You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. You are disappointed because you are staying away from your family. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am a young students study at ambedkar college of art science and commerce of wadala I live in mahim main road.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For a healthy lifestyle Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit.
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I have stomach pain and tension in all morning also with backpain and i am full time tensed with out any reason please give me suggestion?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have stomach pain and tension in all morning also with backpain and i am full time tensed with out any reason pleas...
1.your stomach ache is due to hyperacidity which is aggravated due to stress 2. Avoid stress and anxiety 3. Go for regular exercise and play some games 4. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotions and relieve stress 5. Sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 6. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vege tables, fruits and drink plenty of water. 7.Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily fatty and junk food. Take proper breakfast. don't skip/postpone your meal 8. Avoid smoking, alcohol,excess tea, coffee etc 9.consult me for further advice
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My body development is not regular and i am facing that my memory weak. please advice.?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My body development is not regular and i am facing that my memory weak. please advice.?
You will need to explain what you mean by? body development is not regular. If you think it has anything to do with memory, I will need to know what was irregular in the first place. Regarding memory you can do the following to develop it. 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 are 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.
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Hello doctor, I read a novel before 5 years and the hero character in the novel admired me a lot and made me to imagine a lot and live with him in dream, I dunno what to do and how to overcome this, am married now and I want to live happily with my husband, please give me some resolution.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Very simple. Recall the novel scene by scene, imagine as if your husband doing the hero's role in every scene. Do it as an everyday practice. See how silly your worry is.
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Hi I am From Maharashtra I am 34 years old and I cant control my emotion. This problem is from childhood. If I watch the move and if there is some emotional seen My eyes start tear. Also If I chat to elder Person Who is on better post or famous person that time also my eyes get full of tear. So what is the reason. And how I can come over it. I am a healthy person and I do daily exercise.

Post Graduation in Clinicl Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
There is no harm if you cry watching emotional scene. Thing is it should not become an obstacle in your performance. Yes if you also cry while talking to others this may be a kind of problem. It is curable through therapies and counselling
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I am 30 years old I am female I have anxiety for 7 months what should I do?

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
Psychiatrist,
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. 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 male. I am singer. But my voice is still not nice. Please help me to get bright and bass voice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Best and safest food for becoming a nice singer is strict vegetarian diet and to take fruits in day time and cow's milk in night time about three hours after dinner. Avoid foods which are not too salty, oily, pungent or bitter.
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Is meditation the Best therapy for anxiety

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Treatment for anxiety can vary from person to person. If you are inclined towards meditation, then you can do it. But counselling is very helpful if coupled with meditation to help you come up with auto suggestions which can be used to plant in the subconscious mind. Also getting in touch with your strengths and working upon your limitations will automatically help alleviate anxiety.
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I am 42 years old. I was suffering from social anxiety (especially during important event, interview, presentation etc). Currently i'm taking SERTA 100 mg from last 2 years, my condition is improved during this time but sometimes I am still experiencing anxiety/ stiffness in jaw, tongue, toes / shivering of hand while writing etc. please suggest.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 42 years old. I was suffering from social anxiety (especially during important event, interview, presentation et...
Apart from Serta 100 mg, before you are exposed to situations which provoke anxiety, depending on the symptoms you can be given some medicines, 2-3 hours prior to the social situation, kindly consult a psychiatrist.
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HOME REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
HOME REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY.

home remedies for anxiety


1. Chamomile

Chamomile helps calm you down and relieves anxiety. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, chamomile (Matricaria retutica) may help reduce anxiety symptoms in those suffering from mild to moderate Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It also promotes relaxation and drowsiness due to its mild sedative affect.
•Steep two to three teaspoons of dried chamomile, preferably German chamomile, in a cup of hot water for three to five minutes. Strain it and, if you wish, add honey and cinnamon to it. Drink this tea a few times a day for about one month or until you see improvement.
•Alternatively, take this herb in supplement form. Consult your doctor for proper dosage. Adults can generally take 400 to 1600 mg capsules in divided doses daily, or one to four ml of liquid extract three times a day.

2. Oranges

The uplifting smell of oranges and orange peels helps calm the nerves. Moreover, citrus fragrances are believed to help fight depression and boost immunity.
•Simply peeling an orange and inhaling its aroma can help uplift your mood. For better results, put a few orange peels in a pan of water and allow it to simmer. Inhale the refreshing smell to do away with your anxiety. Repeat as needed.
•You can also drink one cup of fresh orange juice mixed with one teaspoon of honey and a pinch of nutmeg powder. Drink it daily for a few days or weeks.

3. Rosemary

Rosemary is another popular home remedy for anxiety due to its calming effect. Furthermore, it stimulates circulation, relaxes the respiratory and digestive muscles, and has a positive effect on memory and alertness.
•Add one or two teaspoons of dried rosemary to one cup of hot water. Let it steep for about 10 minutes, and then strain it. Drink this tea daily until you are satisfied with the results.
•You can also use rosemary incense or add a few drops of rosemary essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer.

4. Lavender

Lavender induces relaxation and relieves depression. It has a calming and soothing effect on the nervous system due to its bioactive constituents such as linalool and linalyl acetate.

Studies also indicate that it may be helpful in reducing anxiety, but further research is needed to draw conclusions about clinical anxiety disorders.
•Boil two cups of water, add two to four drops of lavender essential oil to it, and inhale the steam to ease anxiety. Repeat as needed.
•Alternatively, mix three or four drops of lavender oil in one teaspoon of almond oil, olive oil or any base oil. Use it as a massage oil on your neck, back and shoulders. Repeat daily or a few times a week until your condition improves.

5. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is an aromatic spice that promotes relaxation, fights depression and works as a muscle relaxant. Hence, it is great for treating anxiety, stress and depression. It is also believed to help improve sleep quality.

Simply inhale the smell of nutmeg oil to uplift your mood and reduce brain exhaustion. You can also add one-quarter teaspoon of nutmeg powder in your food on a regular basis.

Note: Excessive use of nutmeg is not recommended, especially for those who have psychiatric conditions.

6. Lemon Balm

Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, works as a mild relaxant and nerve tonic. Hence, it has been used for ages to reduce anxiety, promote sleep and improve appetite. You can combine it with valerian, green tea, lavender, catnip or other herbs.
•Steep one teaspoon of dried lemon balm in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure the tea pot is covered so that the aromatic oils do not escape. Drink a cup of this tea before going to bed for a couple of weeks. Do not take it for more than two weeks at a time.
•Alternatively, take this herb in supplement form. Generally, it is suggested to take 400 mg capsules twice daily. Consult your doctor for the proper dosage to meet your needs.

Note: Do not use this herb in excess; it may make you more anxious.

7. Almonds


Almonds are loaded with nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids that improve your mood and help alleviate anxiety and depression. The anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids fight cellular inflammation that causes a breakdown in signaling between brain cells.
1.Soak 10 almonds in water overnight.
2.The next morning, peel off the skin and grind the almonds.
3.Add this paste and a pinch of nutmeg and ginger to one cup of milk.
4.Drink it daily or a few times a week until you see improvement.

8. Fennel

fennel seeds

This wonderful herb calms the nerves and helps ease anxiety. It contains volatile oils that have an anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) effect. Also, it reduces gastrointestinal symptoms that often accompany anxiety.

CONSULT FOR MORE QUERIES AND HERBAL TREATMENT.

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Please tell me any medice for panic attacks, iam taking nexto plus and wilpose 3 from Last four years.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Can you tell me the actual drug name in Wilpose is it Lorazepam. Then you are taking both nexito plus clonazepam and lorazepam. I think you need to slowly reduce the wilpose and stop and then be only on nexito rather than nexito plus. It looks like you are getting addicted to wilpose if it is lorazepam otherwise it is ok
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I am very bad listener and I get distracted to random thoughts while listening to desirable topics. How I can overcome this habit of not to think of random thoughts while listening to some important topics?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am very bad listener and I get distracted to random thoughts while listening to desirable topics. How I can overcom...
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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My wife 33 year old since 3 years her behavior got changed she developed habit to clean and wash and barking mentality for any cause also she suffered from thyroid. What to do for want of peace in life ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My wife 33 year old since 3 years her behavior got changed she developed habit to clean and wash and barking mentalit...
Continue thyroxine. Let her practice yogic therapy and relaxation. Avoid controlling her. Ignore, but respect her. She will recover if she concentrates well in her recovery. You join her practice a relaxed lifestyle than tense life.
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Hi, I have an anxiety, please provide the best ayurvedic medicines for this, I hope is not that critical issue, still has many confusions around. Need a permanent cure please suggest.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi,
I have an anxiety, please provide the best ayurvedic medicines for this, I hope is not that critical issue, still...
Its not a very critical issue, but you need to opt for a allopathy treatment which has no side effect and will stabilize you within a month.
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I feel depressed on very little things and can not be able to mix up with friends face and face. During exams I am not able to answer the questions even I know. Wht should I do?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I feel depressed on very little things and can not be able to mix up with friends face and face. During exams I am no...
It seems that due to study pressure you are in continuous stress. That might make you feel low and not interested. This stress is also affecting perhaps your focus, concentration and motivation for study. This in turn comes out as an exam anxiety. When you are worried before and/or during your exams that makes you forget your answers and blank out. I would strongly advice you to try things I am suggesting below. If you try these stress management techniques on a regular basis you will see positive changes in 2 to 4 weeks time. And then you may use 3 deep breath technique during your exam to stay calm. This will help you with recalling and figuring out the correct answer during exams. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day.
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