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Dr. Ms. Maithreyi

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Ms. Maithreyi is a trusted Psychologist in Saidapet, Chennai. He is currently practising at Vistara Child Development Center in Saidapet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ms. Maithreyi on Lybrate.com.

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In my family my father and grandfather both have depression Are their chances that I can also suffer from depression Sometimes I feel very sad without any reason What should I include in my diet which would act as antidepressants?

Psychiatrist, Pune
In my family my father and grandfather both have depression Are their chances that I can also suffer from depression
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No. Always think positively. Take enough rest Practise yoga, relaxation techniques. Engage yourself in a hobby. Always try to work with full concentrations & enthusiasm. Listen to your favourite music. Travel & visit tourists places. Have a good food. Please keep yourself away from negative thought s. Actually you do not have any problem to worry.
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Diabetes and Depression

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Diabetes and Depression

According to most experts, depression and diabetes have been intricately connected in a vicious cycle. While the prolonged and sustaining nature of diabetes directly makes one vulnerable to the bouts of depression, doctors tend to locate traces of depression in the family history of an individual in order to diagnose the roots of diabetes. It won't be too far-fetched to state that both causes as well as affects the other.

If you have diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, you have an increased risk of developing depression. And if you're depressed, you may have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that diabetes and depression can be treated together. And effectively managing one can have a positive effect on the other.

How Diabetes and Depression Correlated?                    
There are myriad ways in which diabetes affects depression and vice versa.

Firstly, tackling such a long drawn disease and its various pitfalls might cause a lot of anxiety to one and lead to depression. Whereas on the other hand, depression reduces the zeal to live and thus results in poor lifestyle choices which in turn causes weight gain, unhealthy food habits, physical inactivity. As we are well aware, all these have the potential to wreak havoc for any patient of diabetes. 

Similarly, diabetes ushers in various other health complications, adversely impacting one's productivity. This may cause depression in a lot of people. 

On the flipside, depression impedes one's ability and enthusiasm to work or communicate, this in turn intervenes with one's monitoring of diabetes. Since these two extremely malevolent diseases have such close connections, medical science recommends ways to grapple with both. The rigors of managing diabetes can be stressful and lead to symptoms of depression.

Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression.

Depression affects your ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly. This can interfere with your ability to successfully manage diabetes.

Treatment: Depression is just like any other illness, it can be treated. Treatment can lift the depression and improve diabetes control.

Looking after your diabetes will help decrease the risk of getting depression. If you already have depression, good diabetes management will help lessen the negative impacts it can have. Depression is no different to any of the other complication of diabetes. It is a genuine illness for which you need to seek help and support from health professionals.

The treatment for depression and diabetes involves a coordinated approach that monitors both diabetes control and the symptoms of depression. It is about finding the treatment that works best for each person. For example, people with diabetes and mild depression may find that regular physical activity improves depressed moods and also helps control blood glucose levels.

Helping Yourself.

If you suspect you might have depression, take control of your health by:

  • Going to a doctor or other health professional
  • Getting involved in social activities
  • Engaging in regular moderate physical activity
  • Learning about depression and diabetes
  • Very particular about medicines prescribed for Diabetes
  • Eating healthily and including a wide variety of nutritious foods
  • Achieving and maintaining healthy weight
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Getting help, support and encouragement from family and friends
  • Asking your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels
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How to become a positive person. My mind is full of negativity in case of my carrier that no this is too tough to qualify I can not do it even I can not try. Because of others saying on this. It makes me so depressed. So please suggest me what should I do.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
How to become a positive person.
My mind is full of negativity in case of my carrier that no this is too tough to qua...
It seems to me that you lack self- confidence and in need of proper career guidance by a qualified person who can assess your strength and weanesses, abilities, interests and personality characeristics by using psychometric tests and personalized interviews, and put you on the right track. Stop asking guidance from other people. If you can not find such a career guidance counsellor around your location, I can help you through paid consultation platform of lybrate.
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Dr. If our liver is not good it means we are suffering from some kind of depression? Because of our thoughts were getting so louder nd beyond the box tell me is it true or not?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dr. If our liver is not good it means we are suffering from some kind of depression? Because of our thoughts were get...
It is not true and liver is not related to depression ans it is a condition of mind .Liver has nothing to do about depression
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I dnt knw wats going on with me. All time I feel like tense. What I look I never gets thts except tears. Dnt nw y.but all time I feels to cry a lot nd lot nd I do tht. I feels like to kill my self for nothing. Something wich is very strange. My brain starts fighting wit my heart without a reason. I can feel each an everything. I can not see others in trouble .i personally helps them. I works with a recognized company. But nothing successful. Sometimes I feels like tht I am the king of the world. Nd sometime being a small kid. Can not find the ri8 solution. Got done up wit thz life. Completely out. Day to day my confidence level is getting down to dowm. Feels angry a lot .i cries alone a lot. Feels alone completely got frustrated. Being a human I can not take yhz all any more. All time I feels like irritated. No sleeping time 4m past 2 years. No sleep. I losses a weight of around 20kilo in 4m past 6 months. Its all un confidential. Do not knw my expectations a very high. Please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I dnt knw wats going on with me. All time I feel like tense. What I look I never gets thts except tears. Dnt nw y.but...
You could be looking down the barrel of a serious problem and you must meet with a counselor and a doctor immediately. These appear like mood swings, vacillating between anger and sadness. It can be a crippling condition if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the prescription completely. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger and sadness may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation are good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding of this condition. Please do not delay and do not get alarmed either.
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I had loved a person and she went to foreign and I can't forget her and mentally disturbed.Please tell.

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
I had loved a person and she went to foreign and I can't forget her and mentally disturbed.Please tell.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Love is blind. Your lover went abroad. Does this mean that the love broke? did you try to contact your love? if all the pathways are closed, then depression is normal. Don't worry. You will be alright within two weeks once you completely engage yourself in physical activities and outdoor games. I suggest online counselling. Take care.
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My memory power is too weak if I learn anything now after a two or three hour I forget it. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be under some stress but most importantly 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.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. 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. 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 junk food.
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How to remove negativity from our mind and make our body healthy from negativity.

MS (counselling & psychotherapy)
Psychologist, Chennai
How to remove negativity from our mind and make our body healthy from negativity.
Good question lybrate-user see what happens when you. Use negative words, is you generate neagtiv hormones ,cortisol which spreads like a virus puts you in a pool of negative mood, leading to negative behaviour my suggestion would daily identify 3 negative words ,you want to eliminate and substitute with 3 positive words.
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I am a 40 years old Male. I am suffering from depression from many years. I had visited many psychiatrists but these was no improvement in my condition. So I stopped so I stop the medicine as I thought that it is a waste to take medicine has it gives no relief I was not feeling good now I don't take medicines but I have a feeling I am suffering from depression I try to think positive but I am unable to get sound sleep I eat good diet but then also my health is not improving I keep on thinking the whole day I get frightened by things very soon I am lacking confidence in all the faces kindly help me and please suggest me what should I do.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am a 40 years old Male. I am suffering from depression from many years. I had visited many psychiatrists but these ...
1. depression treatment doesn't work the same for everyone. 2. It also doesn't work immediately. You need to stick with it . 3. Many people don't recover with their first treatment. 4. Antidepressants are effective. But you may need to try more than one -- or a combination -- to find what works for you. U should not stop taking your antidepressant on your own. Some can cause withdrawal symptoms -- and you run the risk of your depression coming back, too. 5 . no negative thinking 6. talk about ur problem with some one u believe , ur family members , friends . Interact with them 7. start the day with a walk or jog .exercise releases chemicals in the brain called endorphins, which boost your mood. Studies have shown that regular exercise -- even just walking -- can make you happier, build your stamina, and boost your self-esteem. Start with 10 mts with friends/ family member or any body u like 8. Sticking with treatment is the best way to prevent it from happening again or controlling a relapse before it becomes serious. 9.Avoid a. Stress. b. No alcohol. 10 .Stick to your treatment plan and be willing to ask for help. Keep in touch for further help and advise Good luck
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I have acute mental stress and regular pulpitation and i am taking anti depression medicine and cardio preventive medicine but my mental tension is not curing .Tell me what i do.Laways i feel that there may be heart attack immedietly and suddenly my anxiety increase.No releif from medicine.Please suggest?

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 Azam, You need to get educated about anxiety and panic attacks. The more you know the more you will be relieved. Due to anxiety attacks you will never have heart attacks because anxiety is body's natural defense mechanism. Don't worry and take care.
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My girl friend use to tell her about her ex boy friends when I am with her in relationship I dint tolerate that one I scolded her very badly but now I am feeling very bad what she's feeling.

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. She should understand your feeling. You can always beg for her pardon and pledge you will not repeat such behavior again. She will understand. Take care.
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I'm 21 years old, female. Im experiencing severe hairfall from around 2 years from now. Earlier, I had hairfall in patches which was cured (alopecia). I was diagnosed with extreme vit D deficiency. Right now i'm consuming vid d supplements and applying anaboom lotion but from few days hairfall has increased suddenly and its more sever. Im feeling really helpesss and depressed. Please tell me what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mohali
I'm 21 years old, female. Im experiencing severe hairfall from around 2 years from now. Earlier, I had hairfall in pa...
Hello. Hail fall is very common, it may be due to stress, improper sleep, inadequate diet or family history etc you can take homoeopathic medicine acid hyrdofloric 30. Twice a day and notice the effect after one month. You can also homoeopathic shampoo and oils that are easily available on homoeopathic drug stores.
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My wife is diagnosed with bipolar disorder depression I heard that there is no permanent cure for that she is only 36 years old with two kids how she and our family survive with this dangerous decease please guide if it can be cured.

M.D in Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
My wife is diagnosed with bipolar disorder depression I heard that there is no permanent cure for that she is only 36...
Bipolar disorder is an episodic illness. There may be episodes of depression or episodes of mania, when they are very active, talk a lot, loud and fast. They may be wanting to buy dresses and jewelry and may want to spend lot of money. They may be very religious, and become irritable, argumentative, and that they are always right. Both the phases of illness depression and mania are distressing to the family. With the mood stabilizing drugs, their moods will be stabilized. They need to take drugs continuously under the supervision of a psychiatrist. While taking drugs, these episodes of mania and depression can be prevented. Sometimes even while on drugs may develop mood disturbances. These mood disturbances are milder and can be controlled faster. You need not worry too much about her are or about the children. As time passes, these episodes of mood disturbance also becomes less and less.
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I am 35 yrs old male. I am feeling confident. My negative thoughts are so high. What should I do?

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 and obsession. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression and obsession 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.
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I am a college student. I have recently developed an urge for smoking. I smoke 4 cigarettes a day. But the fact is I still have control over myself and I want to discontinue it. Little bit of guidance and suggestion would surely benefit me to quit smoking now as I believe in the latter stages it's might turn into dire consequences if I keep smoking. Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel really happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that habitual smoking is an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of habitual smoking but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so.But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction. 1Tishya,this Is the age to relish your time,your age,free from all tensions just enjoying your Parents luxuries but you opted the other way,putting yourself into the darkness of fumes,Smoking . 3. Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. I suggest you to join a SUPPORT GROUP of people who have quit smoking by hearing their experiences with you. 4..You can quit. All you need is the proper motivation. Maybe a visit to a pulmonary clinic might help. Take a long look around at the people in the lobby. Many of them are like you (and me), they smoked for years and always had the excuse that it was just too hard to quit. Just think, if you keep lighting up, you can end up just like them. If you really want an eye-opener, go to a hospital and volunteer your services for a month or so. Every time you light up a cigarette, you get one step closer to that for an end. Be strong. You can beat this habit just like millions of people do every year. You just need a stronger reason to quit - at least a stronger reason that the one you use to defend your smoking. Good luck. I know what it feels like to be on both sides of this thing. 5.. It's important for you to reprioritize your spare time that would have been spent smoking. Try a new hobby, get out and & walk/exercise, read ... anything. Remember that cravings only last a couple of minutes. Myself is a homoeopathic doctor and I can also suggest you medcines which can help you quitting this habit but I think you have that guts to quit this habit on your own and if you still feels like to start a medicine then consult me.
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How to get rid of depression caused by various reasons while doing research program, i.e., PhD. One of the reasons is that the research supervisor keeps stretching my duration unreasonably although I have done my part to meet the minimum requirement of receiving research degree (PhD.)? He knows that I am financially drained out:(

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
How do you think about your research and supervisor is need to be evaluated. Push yourself to do more rational and practical thinking. Everyone has his own way to work. Try to know more about the way your supervisor works what exactly he wants. Provide practical evidences to your thoughts related to your supervisor. You can also improve the way of your communication with him. It is the best way to connect with someone. You are going to learn a lot through this experience. Think positive sides of this experience rather than thinking of difficulties.
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sir, i facing problem with negative thought with every situation and afraid to death related words or anything.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Thoughts are like magnets, whatever you attract comes to you.I know it seems easy to suggest but your will power and wish can do magic. You need to pen down 10 good things you have in life or makes you happy today, then concentrate on those things. Whenever negative thoughts surround you think of a very normal process of our nature, that is day and night.however long the night may be its is going to end and morning is surely going to come.Similarly in your life also, you might be going through night full of problems but day will come surely and how early the daytime comes is in your hands.It means start doing things which are constructive and makes you happy as simple as eating what you like to from visiting people you love to or doing your hobby . Although I need some specific details to help you surely. Pls contact me and visit and I can help you positively to come over your problem. Thanks
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