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Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin

Psychologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin is a trusted Psychologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. He is currently practising at Jeevan Women Care Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mrs. Renuka Ashwin on Lybrate.com.

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I do not have constant mind which is always oscillated and also I have fear, nerves and lot of negative thoughts. Due to this problem I quit my job. So that please give the better solution to overcome this problem.

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I do not have constant mind which is always oscillated and also I have fear, nerves and lot of negative thoughts. Due...
This must be pretty severe for you to quit your job!!! You must seek the help of a counselor especially to get some education about emotions particularly fear. You may be suffering from poor self-confidence and poor self-image. There is abnormal fear and it could do with some contribution from your upbringing. Perhaps you experienced strict parenting, or you were intimidated by dire consequences for failure; perhaps you were brought up believing that you were not as good as others; perhaps you were forced to show undue regard for elders and felt inferior around them, etc. In the meantime, you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Anyway what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well-being​ for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. You need to attend personality development courses, personal grooming courses, conversational skills courses, and definitely a good education will empower you to boost self-confidence and by default self-image. Learn never to compare yourself with others: you are unique and there is only one of your kind, ever. If you let that sink in and appreciate who you are truly, you will go places.
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My problem is that I can not speak properly in Public or in friends. Everything was normal before 3-4 years but due to some incidents like domestic violence I lost my peace of mind. I was badly affected by it. Now agar ghar se bahr bhi koi fight krta hai to meri heartbeat tez ho jati hai aur mai Group discussion mein bhi kabhi part ni leti cause mujse beech beech mein bola ni jata. Words jubaan se bahar ni aate. Boht jaldi nervous ho jati hu but akele mein mai sab bol leti hu. Feeling very depressed. Please suggest how can I improve my habit?

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My problem is that I can not speak properly in Public or in friends. Everything was normal before 3-4 years but due t...
For your age and height. Your weight is excessive. Try to reduce weight. Homoeopathy has good treatment for your nervousness without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine kali phos 30 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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Hi I am 26 years old. I want to marry a girl of 22. But problem lies she comes somehow in our family relationship. The relationship is as follows- please be patient it's bit complicated. In a simple way - say you and me are brothers in a sense you r are the son of my uncle (mother's brother). Now you have a grand daughter and I have grand son. And they want to marry. Is this marriage safe to do genetically?

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if u follow the Gotram system both have different gotra then it can be possible Besides this scientifically it can t be prooved that thes e type of marriage are with genetic problems. I
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How To Win Over New Relationships

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A new relationship involves a lot of weighing from both the sides. Learn what really matters to win people over in this post. When you want to build a new relationship, whether it is for work, business, personal, marriage, friendship etc there are several factors that help take off and bloom the relationship. These factors are broadly the same in different age groups as far as psychological impact matters. Some of the most important influential factors from a psychological point of view have been highlighted here.

1. Presentation- When you want to draw someone into relationship with you for any reason, it is important that you present yourself at you best levels be it physical or mental. Like they say that the first impression is the best impression, your display of you strengths creates an impression that helps people decide what they want to do with you. This doesn't mean you should hide all your weaknesses but highlighting your strengths is as important as making your weaknesses clear. Always learn to put your best foot forward as sometimes that itself may not be enough. You can't really send your neighbour for your job interview!! There are many instances when people send different photographs in their applications and different ones appear for the exams. This is mere cheating and not winning.

2. Plan – Let people know what you want to do with them and what they can they can do with you. No one can say they don’t have a plan. There is always some plan. Knowing it strengthens why you want to have that relationship in the first place. Otherwise it's like something which is there but you can never want to do anything with! When you are honest with your plans and they workout as you described it, it creates confidence in relationship or else it is destroyed forever. You can cheat a person with your plans once, not forever.

3. Possibilities- Will this relationship bring me trouble? Obviously nobody wants to get into a relationship with anybody that brings them trouble be it physical or mental. Next question is whether it will benefit me? Small or big depends on person's needs. Some relationships neither bring us trouble nor benefits us, such relationships are better than the ones which can cause harm.

4. Potential – Question. Does this relationship you are trying to develop have any possibilities of growth a few or many years down the line. Obviously we have a lot of friends who wither by passing of time. Does this relationship have an expiry date irrespective of how well or bad it goes? Like when we join college we know for sure that the friends will be with us till the duration of the course and that's it. We will know that if we study together it will help us achieve great grades in college and hence a great life later. These kind of growth possibilities or possibilities of deterioration are important to be well aware of and will naturally decide the course of relationships.

5. Progress – No matter what our initial assessments are, how the relationships helps us fare in the outside world will ultimately decide the future of any relationship. Loss, sorrow, tragedy, degradation in any aspect of life, insults, injury, loss of health etc will never help any relationship continue or last.

6. Partnerships – When we want to build a relationship with someone, the best way to do it is to obviously partner with that person in as many activities as possible. The more interested a person is the more activities that person will involve you in and try to do it with you. This type of partnership activities, be it spending a few hours in the evening, or a few minutes on phone, or an association of months or years are a foolproof way to show you are interested. Conversely a person who doesn't partner with you in anything is extremely unlikely to ever have any sort of relationship with you. Partnership in activities is the only way to show and know that you are interested or the other person is interested respectively. After all chasing the moon, stars and rainbow are activities of people who don’t realize its out of their reach. Sensible people are busy with what their eyes see, hands feel, ears listen, tongue tastes and thinking perceives as appropriate.

7. Positioning attitudes- As a tree bends with the winds to prevent from cracking, we all have to be flexible with our attitudes towards each other. Being too rigid about our protocol on how relationships should run irrespective of the reality and circumstances of the person we are having a relationship with is naturally going to break relationships. After all a doctor who heals and prevents all illnesses is better than a doctor who abuses his patients for falling ill but never does anything for them. Eg: You get bed and good food in a hotel as well as at your home. A hotel will provide food only on payment of money, but family will provide it whenever your hungry. Hence hotels can never expect the same emotions as family can, and this is as natural as it should be. Hence be careful what you want from a relationship. Whether you want to be treated as a hotel or family is entirely how you play yourself with others. After all only families can expect loyalty not hotels.

8. Politeness- In any relationship, many years down the line, what our long term memory retains is how comfortable we were in that relationship. Even if we profit from a particular relationship, the fact that it shook us mentally and emotionally will never allow us to go back or retain that relationship. Life is short and the only thing that matters is to spend it comfortably. Not destroy our peace for some benefit that destroys our peace of mind.

9. Personation- While sending a representative of your organization for a client meeting may work in business, you cant really send a representative to meet you wife or kids at home. In personal relationship, lack of your physical presence obviously means that you don’t have time for them. In any relationship, individuality matters a lot. Just imagine, if all actors acted exactly the same in movies, why would you prefer any particular one over the other as your favourite? The nuances and differences in our personalities are what makes us all unique. We are not robots from a particular brand to behave exactly the same way. If a person in a relationship doesn't sense your individuality you are wasting their time by trying to have a relationship with them, especially a personal one.

10. Positive reinforcement- When we get into a relationship, it is important that we feel good about ourselves and what we are doing. If you feel like a shoplifter entering a shop, you will not feel good about that relationship. When a shopkeeper welcomes us, shows us his products, tells us their details and provides all the explanations on how we will be well off with the product, provides his guarantee for it, confirms its essence, many people buy it even if they don’t compulsively need it. It’s the same in relationships. On the same side if a shopkeeper is arrogant, avoidant, abusive, insulting etc you are very unlikely to buy anything in that shop because you are not sure that the shopkeeper means any good and will be happy with the shopkeeper s product. The experience of buying is as important as the product we buy. Nobody is happy about something they got when they weren't treated the right way or is interested in retaining it when they don’t get good service for it.

11. Persistence on all Ps – Obviously when we want relationships to last, we need to be persistent on all the above P's. Otherwise it wont take long for a relationship to be counted in “once upon a time”!! A simple conversation even if for a few minutes every now and then when you need it may make it seem that you are still there for a person. Without even that people may even find it hard to remember that they even had something to do with you sometime before keeping in mind the the numerous activities we involve daily to maintain our lifestyles.

“KNOWING IS DOING AND NOT KNOWING IS UNDOING EVEN IF DOING!”

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How can I make Brain faster and increase learning power of mind? Please help me.

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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 or coconut 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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Now a days I cant control on my mood anger and irritation are common getting irritate in small matter and angry like no tomorrow having negative thinking.

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You seem to be suffering from severe depression, kindly consult a psychiatrist there are medicines and counselling for your problem.
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I am an alcoholic. How can I control my self and how can I overcome from that problem.

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Addiction is a controllable disease. It's sound good that you want to overcome from the disease. First of all you create positive energy, confidence & motivation in urself about staying without taking alcohol. You can take treatment from psychiatrist for withdrawal symptoms & craving. Also attaind Alcoholic Anonymous meeting near by your area. You can read online regarding THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION which helps you to understand the disease & you can cope with it easily. Thank you. Don't worry, have a good day. If you have any questions you can ask me through private question.
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I have allergy. During summer days my body is full of small pimples like in hole body specially on mouth so what shall I do I have taken a lot of medicines but no . Result or result only till taking medicine so . I am very tensed tell me . What shall I do.

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I have allergy. During summer days my body is full of small pimples like in hole body specially on mouth so what shal...
Hello lybrate-user. Many experience allergic skin reactions coming up in summer just as joint pains are commonly aggravated in winter. You need not worry. Drink plenty of fluids like water, buttermilk, fresh fruits and fruit juices. Avoid a very hot water bath. Have bath twice a day. Do not apply oil on body. Eat healthy. Sleep well. Take a course in homeopathy to take care of the internal disturbances. Your immunity will improve and next summer will be great!

Hi i'm addicted to having opium + smoking. I want to quit this bad habits. So please tell me what can I do?

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Quiting smoking means that you have already understood or gone through the educative program leading the bad effects of smoking. You keep improving your knoweldge and in the same you will also get the tips of quitting smoking also. And you try to reduce the frequency slowly and stop it. If you develop any discomfort or your desire is not leeting you to quit smoking, since it is being mixed with opium, its advisable to see a psychiatrist.

I'm 22 year old male I have mild tremors in hand since childhood after consulting alots of doctors varying from general physicians to psychiatrists and neurologists my conditions never improved all possible test hv been done and nothing unsual found. For most its anxiety disorder because I have cold hands and feet. Please help me.

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Hi . It will be good if you brief your medicatio details. And there are certain conditions where it is inborn, nothing much can be done to cut it down completely.

My name is Prateek Aggarwal. I am pursuing BBA. I am suffering from stammering from last 10 years. I'm not able to pay the fees of speech therapists as the charge in thousands per month. But due to inability to talk clearly I am in a big problem. Please suggest me treatments or exercises of stammering so that I can cure it in home Itself.

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
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Dear, welcome to lybrate. Stammering is" speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or" say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses" stammering could be due to two reasons. First reason is vocal cord misalignment. Second is psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ent specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ent specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, the best option is stammer therapy. I will help you. Don't worry. Take care.
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My wish for sex is increasing day by day. Help me to reduce it. I have done sex with many girls.

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My wish for sex is increasing day by day. Help me to reduce it. I have done sex with many girls.
You are too young to be having sex with 'many girls' already at the age of 16 years. You probably have a high sex drive and will need to visit a sexologist who will give you treatment suitable to your age and constitution. Any way by this time your male sex hormone, testosterone has already begun a spurt in its production. This will increase your drive to fulfill the libido. But people with good value systems will tide over this phase, which has a duration of two years, to happily get over the urge. You will need to channelize your sexual energy into active sports and games, hobbies, socializing, into healthy and interesting academic programs which will partially fulfill your school pursuits. A good sex education too will go well with your understanding of women and not to see them as mere sex objects.Obviously by this time it has become more frustrating than pleasureful: this is what happens when you have too much of something and especially at this wrong age.
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How to get rid of stress and depression?

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Stress is a common factor with every one. You should be able to distinguish between depression and disappointment. Disappointment also produces symptoms related to depression. You may undergo one or two counseling sessions and psychotherapy so as to cure your problems. Let me know if you are willing for telephonic counseling sessions. Take care.
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Many times I just lost my concentration / focus and all things in my real life, seems like to be happening in dream.

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
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Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. This happens because you lack focus in your life and do not have an aim. Please make sure you have a concrete aim and work towards that aim. Focus automatically builds up and concentration results. Take care.

I am taking Nexito Ls medicine for anxiety from last 8 months how to stop medicine now I am fine, no anxiety issues, does sudden stoppage of medicine cause any side effects.

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I am taking Nexito Ls medicine for anxiety from last 8 months how to stop medicine now I am fine, no anxiety issues, ...
Sudden stoppage will cause some withdrawal symptoms, and it certainly is not something you should do on your own. Please consult your doctor and let him/her decide whether you must discontinue or not. Ideally, medicines must be gradually weaned off, and your reactions noted for further action. Only the doctor who has prescribed the dosage will know when and how much to withdraw.
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I lost a beloved one. So I am felling depressed all the time. Please suggest an appropriate solution to make myself happy as before.

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I lost a beloved one. So I am felling depressed all the time. Please suggest an appropriate solution to make myself h...
Hello it common people face after loss of some close ones. But as individual you need to think about positive aspects of life and people around you. They would never like to see you in pain. One needs to move on. Dipal mehta child counsellor psychologist metaphor therapist consciousness healer.

Sir, I am suffering from excess anxiety for some years. I tried doing pranayam and yoga that helped but those brought excess vibrations and aching in my body. I am not taking any medicine for that. My sleep quality is poor. Please help.

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Sir, I am suffering from excess anxiety for some years. I tried doing pranayam and yoga that helped but those brought...
Dear lybrate user, you have tried to get rid of your anxiety by doing yoga and pranayama, but it has not helped. May be you can talk to a counsellor who will help you to analyse the causes of your anxiety and then will help you to get rid of it with the help of behaviour therapy. Once you are relieved of your excess anxiety, you will have better control on your body and mind and will be able to sleep peacefully.

Feeling very depress these days. Fear. Please possessive

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Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.

I am shashi vijayagir am suffering from severe addiction to the alcohol so I request you please suggest me any guidance to avoid?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
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Quitting alcohol is a stepwise process. It is good to know that you accept the fact that you are dependent on alcohol. I need to get a complete information on following lines before I suggest a treatment plan for you - how long have you been drinking, how much daily - do you get problems on stopping or reducing dose of alcohol like inability to sleep, tremors, irritability etc, how often - do you have morning drinks - do you have faced problems like suspicion about people, fear that people will harm you, hearing voices that are unheard by others etc - how many attempts at quitting alcohol you had in past? what were reasons for relapse? what other addictions you have please get back to me with these important details so that we can go ahead. Good luck.
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Hello. I am 25year old, and am continuously suffering from loose motion. Now I leave alcohol too but still am suffering. So please help me out. Because of this am under stress.

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Tell me for how long you are having this problem? Have you consulted any Doctor This problem may be due to irritable bowel syndrome Chronic amoebiasis other causes follow advises given below Drink lot of water Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food Take fibrous diet Maintain Hygiene Avoid stress Consult me for further Management
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