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Dr. Ms. Monica

Psychologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Ms. Monica Psychologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ms. Monica is a trusted Psychologist in Saidapet, Chennai. He is currently practising at Vistara Child Development Center in Saidapet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ms. Monica on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 year old. I hestitate to speak to my family. I feel lonely all the time at home. I don't have many friends. I keep studying or surf on internet for current affairs around the world. I am scared of my family in asking anything what I want to do and think they wil say no which I won't be able to take it. I don't know what should I do.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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You are having this problem since a long time or started just now? if so since how long. You could be going through depression, kindly consult a psychiatrist or talk to me in private.
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I am health conscious and fitness conscious, I follow good nutritious diet daily, and I want to have all my food in organic, which are free from pesticides. Now days in every paper, TV they tell about the impure of our food and chemicals used In farming, seeing this I get very upset and angry. And what about my health in future. So Is there any chance to clear the chemicals on food and vegetables, fruits etc.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
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I am health conscious and fitness conscious, I follow good nutritious diet daily, and I want to have all my food in o...
You should wash fruits & vegetables thoroughly & remove peel before consumption to reduce pesticide content. Buy foods with FSSAI mark. Organic foods are free from harmful fertilizers & pesticides. You can also grow fruits & vegetables in your own garden if possible. Always buy locally available & seasonal foods. Soak your grains & pulses for 1/2 hr before cooking.

I am 21, year old boy I always feel sleepy I do not concentrate on my studies. I tired very easily so what can I do and do not.

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Hey kindly keep away your smart phone and television and try to do exercise daily twice, and while exercise walk lonely without friends. Which is a kind of meditation, which help to plan your day today activities. What ever you planned which will surely get executed properly. So don't forget to do the excercise and be happy and make other happy.
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I am 25 years old and I have been smoking for past 3 years. I started with 2-3 cigarettes a day then near to a packet. Now I have reduced it to 2-3 again. Is there any way that I can detoxify my body completely and quit smoking?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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You need to do breathing exercises. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases.

Feeling stressed due to exam pressure. Having trouble in study. Have serve headache.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath
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Feeling stressed due to exam pressure. Having trouble in study. Have serve headache.
Hello Sumit, If you are facing a difficulty in concentrating for your exams, you can take Homeopathic Bacopa Monneiri 1X tablets 1 tablet three times a day. The stress and tension is causing you headache. With this medicine, everything can come under control
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Sir iam suffering with wet dreams at regular intervals weekly 3 4 times since last 2 years how to control it is there any problem to be cured?

General Physician (AM)
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Why dont you try easing yourself before retiring to bed and try bio combination no 28, 4 pills 4 times a day. You wil get it from any homeopathic shop .
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How to make ourself away from stress?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist
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Yoga, meditation, exercises, good friends, stable and supportive family, hobbies etc are all stress busters.
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Alcohol And Its Effect On Sexual Life

BUMS ( Mumbai ),H.E.S(pune),
General Physician
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Excess of anything is never healthy and the same applies in the case of alcohol. Alcohol experts have come to a conclusion that drinking too much alcohol reduces affects negatively in both the genders.

Alcohol Myth Busted

Since time immemorial, people have considered alcohol to be an aphrodisiac. However, this myth has been busted time and again by the side effects of excessive alcohol. On the contrary, alcohol is known to induce depression after consumption.

Alcohol, if consumed in unnatural quantity over a period of time can turn conditions like 'brewer's droop', which otherwise might be temporary into permanent impotence. Alcohol addiction is a cardinal sin for couples planning on having a baby. Women, whose bodies are much more sensitive and complex than a man's body, react greatly to even a small quantity of alcohol. Even government's guidelines on low-risk alcohol consumption unit do not guarantee no harm, and people are known to have taken much longer time to get pregnant and irregularity in their menstrual cycles even after abiding by the government's guidelines.

What Is Moderation?

No one is asking you to completely cut down on alcohol. But moderation should then be a religion for all the drinkers. Moderate drinking includes no more than 2 drinks per day (US. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention). The explanation is that your liver can act on alcohol at one standard size drink an hour, so heavy drinking means that too much alcohol for the liver to handle and hence unhealthy toxins are released in the body having an adverse effect on the sex life.

Some of the more common problems caused by alcohol in a couple's sex life are:

Long-term erectile dysfunction: The most common of all the problems, erectile dysfunction can most commonly be attributed to heavy drinking. 60% of men who are alcohol addicts are known to be suffering from loss of sexual appetite.

Ruined Families and relationships: Alcohol can be considered one of the biggest inducers of divorce among couples. It makes people less caring and more and more involved in their drinking antics. 90% of domestic violence incidents include alcohol.

Side effects of smoking: Drinking is usually accompanied by cigarettes and a cocktail of these two substances can be a deadly weapon against your sanity. For men below 40, erectile dysfunction primarily happens because of excessive smoking.

STDs: Alcohol consumption helps people shed their inhibition and cases of unprotected sex increases. It increases your chances of actually getting an STD. 50% of all impromptu sexual encounters happen in the presence of alcohol and 60% STD spread when alcohol is also in the picture. Young adults who consume alcohol at an alarming rate are 7 times more likely to indulge in unprotected sexual intercourse.

Hence, we see that alcohol addiction does not compliment healthy sex life and therefore people must toe in line at the right time to ensure the wellbeing of their lifestyle and sexual activities.
Alcohol And Its Effect On Sexual Life
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I'm 23years male, I had a habit of masturbation right from childhood, nw when I masturbate my penis will come to flaccid state immediately after ejaculation, and after 30min If I get my penis to erected state d penis will b very painful, I'm circumcised, till nw I never had sex, hw can I hv sex with my painful penis? I feel like it's impossible please suggest me to get rid of 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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I'm 23years male, I had a habit of masturbation right from childhood, nw when I masturbate my penis will come to flac...
Dear, the pain is due to masturbation and trying to do it almost immediately after the first masturbation. There should be a gap of 12 hours between two masturbation. I suggest, at this age, to masturbate thrice or four times a day. Never more than that. If you reduce the masturbation frequency, your pain will go away. Don't worry. Take care.
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I can't concentrate on my study. I am CA student. My age is 18 years. Suggest me what to do.

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist
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Find out distractions and remove them from your study area. While studying mention on a paper how many times you are getting distracted. Then try to focus again on the topic. As soon as you get that your mind is going somewhere else just come back to study. If you practice it you will be able to overcome it.

Doctors some days ago I have asked for medicine for removing habits for smoking and drinking but is there any medicine jisko power form me kisi bhi food me mix kar ke dia jaa sakke. please help I am really worried for my papa. Recently my tau ji passed away due to cancer.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
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if your dad is not suffering from Kidney stones or gall bladder stones, than mix 1 gram lime stone (choona) in 100 gram curd and ask him to eat. lime stone is the best medicine to heal the damage done by alcohol, secondly talk to your father about the horrors of smoking, make him emotional, this is the best way. Some natural tips: The grape diet can actually help you to get rid of alcohol cravings. It is one of the most popular home remedies for quitting alcohol. In this diet, you have to eat grapes for about 25 days. You are not allowed to eat anything else. Wines are made of grapes and if you eat them, you will not crave for alcohol at all. This diet should be followed for about a month in order to leave alcohol completely. This will surely work for you! However if you feel unwell in the middle of this diet then it is advisable that you should discontinue. Dates are one of the oldest and most popular home remedy for getting rid of alcoholism. If you are not able to quit alcohol then this will help you to get rid of it instantly. Alcoholism can be easily treated with the help of dates. You can rub some dates in water and drink the solution twice or thrice in a day. This will help you to get rid of alcohol completely. This remedy has been used by many people and it worked wonders too! You would need to drink the solution for a month in order to see visible results. Alcohol addition is something that affects your body in a negative way. So, have dates as much as you can! Bitter gourd can help you get rid of alcohol and also cure your damaged kidney. alcohol damages the kidney which can also lead to death. You can have bitter gourd juice early in the morning on a daily basis in order to quit alcohol. This remedy will surely work as it has worked for other people. The taste is bitter and not great but you can mix the juice with buttermilk for better taste. Thanks Consult me if still he drinks
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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.

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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 ...
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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My father is used to alcohol not much but daily 2-3 pegs of 50 ml each. We are afraid of health. Do you think there can b some severe problem?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Depending on his body mass and age there could be a problem. He may be a drink too much for his age but I cannot say for his size. I am assuming his age to be in the 50 s, if you are already 23. You could ask him to cut down to 2 pegs of 30 ml each.
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Smoking is the second leading cause of premature wrinkles. It upsets the body's mechanism for breaking down old skin and renewing it.
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I am having depressive episode doesn't feel like talking to anybody and feeling sleepy all the time .experienced loss of interest in everything N loss of appetite too. Had previous episode last years also for which took some medicine for depression.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I am having depressive episode doesn't feel like talking to anybody and feeling sleepy all the time .experienced loss...
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Hello, I am highly sensitive, emotional, and I will think more. Even I can't sit silent for min. And have short memory. Forget things suddenly but can remember persons and events happened of past.. This is resulting in poor performance in education and in society.. I don't know what to do. And I feel like I should leave alone..

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Withdrawing is no solution to your problems: we are all social animals and we need each other in an interdependent manner. In fact, the final test of a personality is in the social context: what happens to us when we are with other people. When you say you are highly sensitive and emotional I suppose I can safely assume that you have problems with fear. Meet with a counselor and get some help in knowing how to handle fear and make it an advantage instead of a handicap. If you take recourse to these suggestions, you should be well on your way to a reformed life. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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My father facing a breathing problem for past 3 years. He used to smoke from his child hood, hope for 20 years he is smoking. Now he stopped it. Since a chain smoker can't leave it he is taking half citrate per day. I need to know is there any diet regarding respiratory problem He is taking daily montelukast sodium and levocetirizine hydrochloride tablet. Company Montek Lc. Kindly suggest what could be done.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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Please try to avoid exposure to smoke, dusts and air pollution as much as possible. A nutritive diet rich in vitamins & minerals including anti-oxidants is very important to support immune system. I would also suggest you regular breathing exercises which help you in a long run.
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I am 58 years old. My problem is in my mind all Negative things are coming and the same is happening in my life. Very small things i will get Tension immediately it is rotating from my mind and no sleep at night also. Please suggest me Dr. Any remedy for this ?Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Meet with a counselor who will guide you about seeking psychiatric intervention, if the person seems it fit. You do not share what these negative thoughts are all about. If your children are all settled and you are alone at home, this could be cause enough for you to feel negative and tense. There may be other matters concerning the family that could also disturb you and as long as you do not sort them out, you could feel negative. Check out your emotions to see what your feelings are: are you too sad, too scared or too angry. Find out the reason for the feeling and resolve that. There will definitely be one of these emotions affecting you. In the meantime please exercise, sleep well, and eat healthily. Do something constructive in life. Become a member of a social work organization. Join clubs or start one. Do a lot of reading of positive books. Go for spiritual workshops, conferences, courses, discourses, and meet with spiritual heads. Your counselor will be of tremendous help to structure your life and day.
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I am mentally upset how to get free minds?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath
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Please take following medicine :- Kali Phos - 6X / 4 tabs thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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