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Dr. Ms. Maithreyi

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Ms. Maithreyi Psychologist, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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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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Dr. My sister due to her family problems is going to depression and not showing interest in her family life and giving imp to his friend most of the time. not listening to our words. always on phone,sms,watsap. due to this my mind is always thinking of her couldn't get sleep she is 35 , 11 years son,

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Ask her to consult a counsellor. And if problem has increased like if she is trying to attempt suicide or going out of house without informing for a longer period pls consult a psychiatric there are medice available on this

Hello Doctor, I am 28 year old male these days I have become very forget full, At my work frequently I am forgetting the things. Please help me with your kind suggestion.

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Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI 1X ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily for 2 months
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I have lack of concentration issue. I forget the things by way. Please suggest solution. Or if any Ayurvedic medicine ?

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Step 1 Make a tally of every time your mind wanders on a 3x5 card. Divide the card up into three sections: morning, afternoon and night. Every time you catch your mind wandering, make a little check mark in the appropriate box. After only a little while, you'll find that your mind won't wander as often, simply by keeping a tally! Being aware of the issue is the first step, and this method helps you stay very aware of each time you lose your concentration. Your awareness of what you're doing will eventually help you improve your concentration, without any added effort. With this method, you'll eventually be able to pinpoint your most vulnerable times. Say you find a lot of tallies during the morning, when you're still tired and your mind is likely to drift. That's a sign that you should be improving your concentration by getting more sleep, or eating a healthy breakfast. Improve Your Concentration Step 2. Set aside specific times during the day in order to let your mind wander or your concentration drift. If you have a set time during the day ? say your "drift off" time is at 5:30 every day, when you get back from school or work ? you may be less likely to sanction drifting off during 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. If you catch yourself drifting off during any of the unsanctioned times, tell yourself that you have a designated drift off time and try to keep your brain concentrated on whatever task is at hand. Improve Your Concentration Step 3 Help improve the flow of oxygen to the brain. Blood is the main vehicle of oxygen in our bodies. But blood gets pooled in the lower half of our bodies as a result of gravity, and doesn't push as much oxygen to the brain, where it helps improve concentration. In order to help oxygenate the brain, get up and take a walk every so often to get the blood pumping. If you're stuck at work and you can't really carve out the time for exercise, try doing exercises at work. These can include any number of things, including isometric or aerobic exercises. Improve Your Concentration Step 4.Remember to give your brain a quick break at least every hour, at most every 30 minutes. If your brain has to concentrate consistently for hours at a time, it loses processing power and your concentration levels slip.Better to space your project out and take breaks or power naps in between in order to reboot your concentration and keep it humming at closer to 100%. Improve Your Concentration Step 5. Practice doing one thing at a time, and doing it to completion.If you jump all over the place and start a new project before you've finished the last one, you're telling your brain that it's okay to switch from one subject to another. If you really want to improve your concentration, you'll start trying to convince your brain to finish one task before you move onto the next one. Apply this philosophy to as many different tasks in your life as possible. You may think that finishing one book before starting the other has nothing to do with finishing work on one car before starting work on another, but they're surprisingly alike if you think about. Even the smallest tasks have reverberations in other parts of your life. Improve Your Concentration Step 6 Be aware of the spider technique. What happens when you hold a vibrating tuning fork next to a web with a spider in it? The spider comes to investigate where the noise is coming from because it pays to be curious. But what happens if you repeatedly hold a vibrating tuning fork next to the spider's lair After a while, the spider won't stop to investigate the tuning fork anymore. It knows what to expect, so it ignores it. The spider technique is behaving just like the spider. Expect for distractions to come and try to throw you off your concentration. A door slams. A bird whistles. A flash mob erupts. Whatever the distraction is, continue focusing on your task at hand. Be like the spider and turn a blind eye to distractions that you know can throw you off your concentration. Improve Your Concentration Step 7 Do work at a desk, not your bed. Your bed is where you sleep; your desk is where you work and concentrate. Your mind makes these sorts or associations subconsciously, which means that you're sending a "sleep" signal to your mind if you're trying to work on your bed. This is counterproductive because you're actually asking your brain to do two things at once (concentrate and sleep). Instead, ask you brain to either concentrate or sleep by choosing your workstation carefully. Improve Your Concentration Step 8 Try the five-more rule. The five-more rule is simple. Whenever you feel like quitting or losing concentration, tell yourself to do five more of whatever you were doing. If it's math problems, do five more problems. If it's reading, do five more pages. If it's concentrating, do five more minutes. Find the energy deep within to do five more of whatever you were you doing. Method 2 of 3: Keywords Technique 1 Try the Keywords Technique. In this simple technique, the only thing you have to do is to find the right keyword on what you are studying or doing and whenever you lose concentration or feel distracted or your mind wanders to something else, start saying that keyword repeatedly in your mind until you come back to the topic at hand. The keyword in this technique is not a single, fixed word but keeps changing according to your study or work. There are no rules to select the keyword and whichever word the person feels that it will bring back his concentration can be used as a keyword. Example: When you are reading an article about the guitar. Here the keyword guitar can be used. Start reading each sentence slowly and while reading, whenever you feel distracted or not able to understand or concentrate, start saying the keyword guitar, guitar, guitar, guitar, guitar until your mind comes back to the article and then you can continue your reading. Ask privately if more doubts

my son 9 yrs old having psychological problem since March, 2013 -self taking, laughing, sometimes angry, fear, depression. treatment is continued but no recovery. is it treatable or not

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Problems mentioned above are signs of mental illness and need to be treated by a professional psychiatrist and Psychologist. Your son will get proper medical treatment by a Psychiatrist and individual n family counseling by a Psychologist. This treatment need to be regular and consistent.

Suffering from agoraphobia panic attack anxiety pls help me best treatment and medicine m 23 unmarried boy.

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Suffering from agoraphobia panic attack anxiety pls help me best treatment and medicine m 23 unmarried boy.
Hi, Can totally understand your situation, how scary it would be. While, medication part is to be dealt by a psychiatrist I can tell you its psychosocial management being a psychologist. You need a detailed analysis and plan to over come agoraphobia for which you can consult me. As for now Learning more about agoraphobia and its association with panic disorder and panic attacks may help you control your symptoms better. For example, there are techniques you can use during a panic attack to bring your emotions under control. Having more confidence in controlling your emotions may make you more confident in coping with previously uncomfortable situations and environments. These self-help techniques are described below. Stay where you are and try to resist the urge to run to a place of safety during a panic attack. If driving, pull over and park where it is safe to do so. Focus. It's important for you to focus on something non-threatening and visible, such as the time passing on your watch, or items in a supermarket. Remind yourself that the frightening thoughts and sensations are a sign of panic and will eventually pass. Breathe slowly and deeply. Feelings of panic and anxiety can get worse if you breathe too quickly. Try to focus on slow, deep breathing while counting slowly to three on each breath in and out. Challenge your fear. Try to work out what it is you fear and challenge it. You can achieve this by constantly reminding yourself that what you fear isn't real and will pass. Creative visualisation. During a panic attack, try to resist the urge to think negative thoughts such as" disaster" Instead, think of a place or situation that makes you feel peaceful, relaxed or at ease. Once you have this image in your mind, try to focus your attention on it. Don't fight an attack. Trying to fight the symptoms of a panic attack can often make it worse. Instead, reassure yourself by accepting that although it may seem embarrassing, and your symptoms may be difficult to deal with, your attack isn't life-threatening. Making some changes to your lifestyle can also help. For example, ensure that you: Take regular exercise – exercise can relieve stress and tension and improve your mood Eat a healthy diet – a poor diet can make the symptoms of panic and anxiety worse Avoid using drugs and alcohol – they may provide short-term relief but in the long term they can make symptoms worse Avoid drinks containing caffeine, such as tea, coffee or cola –caffeine has a stimulant effect and can make your symptoms worse. You need to practice deep breathing daily for 5-10 minutes. A cognitive behavioral therapy would work best for which we require dialogue. Get back to me for any query. All the best.
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I want to leave the bad habit of tobacco. I have tried many ideas but I cant. Please help me doctor. Please please.

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It only feels like you can't. The reality is you can but may be using the wrong approach until now. You must try and try again until you succeed. It is really good that you want to stop smoking because it is really very harmful. Just the fact that you want to give up smoking is a good starting point. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.

I get angry without any reason how should I control my anger?

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Dear , anger and aggression are emotions. Emotions should not be controlled. You should let the emotions go out of your body. But you can teach yourself or learn how not to get emotional. You should check your emotional quotient (eq) and through proper psychotherapy you can improve yourself. Take care.

Hello I am 20 year old boy. I am studying in college. For the past few days I am having a pain in my neck, I have tried everything to get rid of it but nothing happened. I have taken pills and also tried some exercises and some Yoga too but nothing helped me. So I tell me how I can get rid of this pain. It usually starts in the morning and last till evening, so please kindly give me the right suggestion to get rid off my neck pain .Thank you.

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Hello I am 20 year old boy. I am studying in college. For the past few days I am having a pain in my neck, I have tri...
Hello, these are the home remedies:- 1. Garlic gives good results when it comes to cervical spondylosis symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties help treat pain, swelling and inflammation in the neck and surrounding areas. Eat a couple of raw garlic buds on an empty stomach each morning with water. You can also take garlic capsules but only after consulting your doctor. Another option is to heat 2 to 3 crushed garlic cloves in a pan with some vegetable oil. Allow it to cool, then use it to massage the painful area for 5 to 10 minutes. Follow this with a warm bath. Do this 2 times daily. Take Hypericum 1X , 2 tabs twice daily with warm water. Revert me after 7 days.

I am class 12th medical aspirant and I can't focus on my studies which medicine should I take to improve my concentration on studies. I became diverted soon when I sit to study.

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 , to have concentration in studies, you should be interested in your studies. To be interested, you need to have an aim in your life and should have the right attitude to achieve that aim. Please go for career related counseling or you may opt for online career counseling with me. Take care.
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Sir, I can not speak before an audience as I will think about them what they would think about me. Therefore I am not in a position to do official communication before them .Please give a reply.

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This is due to anxiety andyou can gradually overcome it by starting to speak in front of friends and family.

I want to quit smoking. I tried it but not able to stop it. Can you give me any suggestion.

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.

My son suffering from multiple tic disorder. please suggest treatment.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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Dear you told multiple tic disorder. First of all you should consult a neurologist to assess these whether they belong to neurological or psychological spectrum. If it comes under psychological spectrum, please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help your son to cure it. Take care.

I am suffering from a depression and I think this is making me lazy and vice versa. What can be the solution?

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I am suffering from a depression and I think this is making me lazy and vice versa. What can be the solution?
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.

Hello. There is always play a song in my mind so i can not constrate on my work. Please give me the solution ?

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Do you like to think about the song. ? Or does it come over and over again without any reason? If you are not able to control the song even though you don't like it then you may be having OCD.Consult a psychiatrist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Dr.Parthasarathy, Chennai psychiatrist.

What are the symptoms of depression in the life stage in 20 to 30 age group And how to overcome change in life style.

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What are the symptoms of depression in the life stage in 20 to 30 age group
And how to overcome change in life style.
Symptoms =feeling lonely wants to be alone sad introverted fear you can change your own life style you can do what you want don't think too much always think positive don't be nervous time spends with your family and friends eat proper diet.
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Is the 'Qutan 25 Mg tablet used for the treatment of schizophrenia or is it used for some other purpose as well?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
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The composition of Qutan 25 is quetiapine. It is also used in the treatment of mood disorders (bipolar/depression/mania).

Old Age and Loneliness: How to Tackle it?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
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Elderly people are usually prone to social isolation which can take a toll on their health. With physical inability or limitations to move around, socializing also gets limited and loneliness comes into your life. Thus, a major section of the senior population tends to have psychological issues as well which may be caused due to the loss of company and lesser interaction as well as a generation gap in trying to deal with younger people. If you are finding it hard to cope with loneliness, here are a few initiatives worth giving a try:

  1. Meet New People: Try giving an effort into meeting new people and enjoying their companionship. With time, few of these relationships might culminate into deep friendship. You can always turn to these people for emotional support as well as keeping company.

  2. Community Volunteering: Volunteer your time engaging yourself in local community activities and social events. Also try and get into interest groups where you can find people who have common interests as yours.

  3. Get back to your long lost hobbies: Re-kindle your long-lost zeal by adopting or getting back to hobbies you truly love, for instance, art and craft, gardening, sewing, playing an instrument, reading and writing, puzzles and writing to pen pals.

  4. Get a pet: Pets can add a new meaning to your life through their unconditional love. There is no greater joy than the joy of bringing up a pet. Ensure how don’t have allergy problems and will be able to keep up with the readily requirements of pets.

  5. Reminisce your good old days: Recollection would enhance your emotional health and will less likely make you feel withdrawn.

  6. Invite people over: In case you are home-bound, coming across people each day would be difficult. In that case invite your mates over tea or keep in touch with them through phone or internet. The internet is also a great resource to keep yourself occupied and to find hobbies that you can get into.

  7. Keep depression at bay: Loneliness can often make you fall prey to depression. Keep a check on any sign of physical or mental deterioration such as the feeling of despair and sadness, sleep-troubles, suicidal thoughts, unwillingness to take decisions, apathy and appetite loss.

  8. Help others: Use your acquired experiences and knowledge of your life-time in helping people out. Teach as well as learn something new each day.

  9. Write it down: Maintain a personal journal to pen down the things you are looking forward to or devise a plan for the forthcoming week.

  10. Take initiative: Do not wait for others to call on you. Instead travel by yourself to visit them. Seize every chance to initiate a conversation and smile even if life seems hard so that people are automatically attracted to you.

Old Age and Loneliness: How to Tackle it?
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Do you know! there is a strong connection between Mind & Physical Wealth. Both they are significant each other. There are different functioning system and they have adjoined and work altogether.
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Iam suffering from depression from. Last 1 year how to overcome from. This problem.

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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Iam suffering from depression from. Last 1 year how to overcome from. This problem.
Dear Urfi. Depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder and it is usually treated with psychotherapy and relaxation therapies. Please consult a psychologist for counseling, advice and psychotherapy. Take care
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