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Dr. Prabha Appaswamy

Psychologist, Chennai

750 at clinic
Dr. Prabha Appaswamy Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Prabha Appaswamy is one of the best Psychologists in Ambikapuram, Chennai. She is currently associated with Dr.Prabha's Appaswamy Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prabha Appaswamy on Lybrate.com.

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I can not able to concentrate on my studies I want to study but in clg wen classes are goin on I can not able to grasp anything. And wen where I can not able to help myself or in any situation or problem I start to cry I control my self but niw it happens before it was not dere.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I have been suffering from headache since 3 days and unable to concentrate on my studies so please help me out of this.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I have been suffering from headache since 3 days and unable to concentrate on my studies so please help me out of this.
You can take Paracetamol tabs on S.O.S basis. Not more than 3 tabs per day. If persists consult a local doctor.
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I am 27 years old. I am preparing for civil service exam. The main problem is that I cannot able to take logical decision ,my decision is sometimes influenced by other people, sometimes I become emotional, means my mind always forced me to take decision which is not appropriate for me. I always speak up with my mind. Masturbation and smoking becomes compulsion for me. I tried many times but every time my mind persuaded me to do again. My personality is quite obsessive type always attracted towards negative thing. My memory is very vast but I always remember inappropriate thing not useful thing like about my course. Please suggest some solution.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 27 years old. I am preparing for civil service exam. The main problem is that I cannot able to take logical deci...
From a medical standpoint, you must get the following tests done: serum tsh vitamin b12 hemoglobin any abnormality in the above can influence your cognitive functions. The pressure of civil service examination commonly leads to depression and anxiety disorders and we see clients under preparation with these problems on an everyday basis. Regarding depression and anxiety, you might want to consult a good local psychiatrist. Hope that helps!
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I am addicted patient of ciggraite and now I wanna leave a cigrate can you help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40
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Sir, I am suffering from above moderate anxiety since 7 years. I am feeling constant anxiety 24/7 I am unable to focus and rest. I am feeling restlessness.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Sir, I am suffering from above moderate anxiety since 7 years. I am feeling constant anxiety 24/7 I am unable to focu...
Anxiety is due to insecurity and fear of negative outcome or result of alll the actions. Stop worrying for the result all the time by leaving it to destiny, focus on your present actions and not the anticipated fear of failure and your anxiety will fly off!
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My hand shaking every time due hesitation, anxiety and depression. How can stops fastly?

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
My hand shaking every time due hesitation, anxiety and depression. How can stops fastly?
Shaking occurs as a result of adrenaline. That makes it hard to stop shaking once you've already started. You can't stop adrenaline. You simply need to wait for it to get used up and control your anxiety in the process. There are a few simple things you can try: •Jog Running may use up adrenaline faster, and help you stop shaking. •Deep Breaths Breathing slow can be helpful for shaking as well. •Yell While you can't do it in public, some people find yelling loudly to be somewhat therapeutic. Some people have trained themselves to shake less. Drinking water and eating healthier may help too. Some people shake worse when their body needs more nutrients or hydration. But in general, the only way to stop shaking is to stop the anxiety that causes it.
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Hello, I often get unclear head as if I keep doubting about my abilities. I take medication for my heart and BP. A kind of anxiety/ fear has taken over my mind. Is there a cure.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, I often get unclear head as if I keep doubting about my abilities.
I take medication for my heart and BP.
A ki...
At your age of 60 years you need to take stock of your abilities. You are no more young or capable of learning new things fast. Talk to other persons of your age and join some group of elders and talk about your gradually failing capacities. At the same time retain whatever you still have. Try and maintain active life style with your abilities. If you develop anxiety while learning new things, go slowly step by step and take the help from your children or preferably from your grandchildren.
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I am 23 I smoke heavily now I can not even run 100m I want to quit smoking and also want to better way to get my lungs smoke free naturally and speedily please help.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Quit smoking. Develop determination to quit. Can join a quit smoking programme. Do deep breathing exercise.
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My name is Deepak sathaliya I'm 18 year old Studying in FYB. Com In 2013 I had started smoking Marijuana and canabians I've becomes chain smoker Before 4 Months I quit smoking weed But now I'm feeling very nervous every time in small small things I've become very angry I fight 100s of people's in last 3 months I really need help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
‘If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms – like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite – when you stop.’ One of the significant reactions of withdrawal is anxiety. Some people react to anxiety by escalating anger over it, which is what I think you are doing. Two years ago you were still in your late teens and your nerves were still forming and the damage to them can be quite considerable, especially at that time. Now that you have stopped you must seek professional help from an addiction counselor and work out the reasons behind the addiction in the first place. There may be a lot of precipitating factors that predisposed you to the substance. A lot of study of your family history, your personal development from prenatal days and your upbringing will be very useful to deal with in treatment. You must start a good exercise regimen for your physical recovery on a daily basis. There are four issues which you need to work on with your counselor: the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic issue, and the script issue. You should attend NA meetings regularly and change a lot of lifestyle habits, friends, social habits, and learn healthy ways to be a happy person without the use of substances. Your spiritual soundness is also an area of work to focus on. In the NA group you will be able to work on the 12-step program, which is very exhaustive and very useful to your recovery. Mere abstinence from the substance is not enough to resolve the addiction problem. Please go for a complete medical check up in relation to your addiction to identify any other damage that has to be attended to.
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I am in depression regarding future and about my career . Can I contact to a doctor.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am in depression regarding future and about my career . Can I contact to a doctor.
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This remedy will be helpful.
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I need some advice regarding my relationship issue. 4 years back I fell in love with a boy of my class in college. He was my labmate throughout the 4 years of engineering n we knew each other very well. When the college got over, I missed him a lot. So, I decided to tell him one day on whatsapp. He denied at first saying it's not possible. But somehow he agreed after that when I came to know the feeling was mutual. But I never felt like he was really into it. We used to just chat on whatsapp but never talked. When I asked him to call, he didn't rather went for a movie with his friends. Then, I assumed it's time pass & I broke up almost a year back. I thought I don't have to live with his public profile but his personality which I find practically very inefficient for me. I blocked him there too. I decided next time it'll be him who'll come near me. Even in college, he was very insensitive emotionally. Whenever I needed his help or support, he was never there or came forward to help. He listened more to his friends and used to do whatever they wanted. One more thing I would like to add, he's a shy personality. I have been checking his profile after break up. His dp is still the picture when we were separated. It's a bit difficult to predict what's on his mind. I do miss his a lot and cry almost everyday. It's tough to get over his thoughts. Guide me please. Should I move on or go & talk to him and make things even? if it is 1st one, tell me how? if I go for the 2nd option, i'll be jeopardizing my self-respect & i'm not sure if i'll have a secure future with him considering his careless attitude. Besides, i'll get married in 2-3 years. I'm not sure if he'll agree for that seeing his urge for getting public approval before doing anything. Help me please. I really don't know what to do.?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Go ahead in life and forget the past. Already you have seen and experienced. Find someone else. World is full of good humans. You will find a caring man someday. You will forget this pain of losing him. Time is the biggest healer. Till the time, get yourself engaged in some other things. All the best.
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I am 23 years girl with college study. I take anti-depression tablets. I will stop it after 1 month as per doctor's advice. But I want to know if there will be any side effects for these steroids?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGCRCDM, PDCR, MBA
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 23 years girl with college study. I take anti-depression tablets. I will stop it after 1 month as per doctor's a...
Yes it will have some side effects , you can also try natural medicines cap Ashwagandha 2 cap 2 times a day
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Always I feel very lonely I can't trust the people because few situations in my life had came like that so that I can't be with anyone all the time I feel very very lonely please help me to be free.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
Always I feel very lonely I can't trust the people because few situations in my life had came like that so that I can...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, live your life day to day, try being a little less judgmental. Find and develop friends who share your hobbies and interests. Man is a social animal and you will definitely be able to find some people with whom you can discuss about your life and interests. Do not be stuck in the past and what happened then. Its better to life life anew, see people and events afresh. With regards, sajen john.
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I am not getting concentration on studies but exams r coming soon , I am forgetting Wht iam studying ? Now I am 19 years of age.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi, Don't panic. Everyone feels the same. Keep studying with faith in yourself and complete studying portions with devotion and leave the rest to God. You will succeed. Don't worry even if you think you can't Remember. Every one feels the same. Rest assured you practise searching answers for questions. You practise. You will get over the negative feelings. Good Luck
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I have some tiredness in my mind I don't know how to get rid of it please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have some tiredness in my mind I don't know how to get rid of it please help me.
Daily morning surya namaskar 10 times before 8am (to make your mind healthy) drink fruit juices in morning (if possible have fresh fruit juices). Do not remain hungry at all. Keep eating at least 2 biscuits at 2 hours of intervals. Drink more and more water. And join swimming, which best for exercise of each and every muscles of our body (to make your body healthy). Try this for 1 month. You will definitely be helped by these steps which will make you energetic (physically) and stress-free (mentally).
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I am suffering from frustration, irritation and headache since five day. Is it the symptoms of depression?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from frustration, irritation and headache since five day. Is it the symptoms of depression?
Symptoms of depression a) feeling of helplessness and hopelessness b) loss of interest in daily activities and in friends c) loss of interest in activities and things you used to enjoy d) change in sleep and appetite e) lack of energy and feeling tired all the time f) self loathing, anger and irritability g) you can not concentrate and control your negative thoughts no matter how much you try. H) you are consuming more alcohol and engaging in reckless behavior.
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I'm 16 years old. I think I might have depression. I lost myself. I started feeling alone from when I was 12 cause my parents used to never talk to me about me. Now my mood swings and my mind fluctuates. I eat a lot of junk food. I'm sleeping more than I usually do. I totally lost concentration in studies. I imagine a lot. I'm stuck with this mind. I have not gone to any doctor. Please help me

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 are disappointed, not depressed. Nobody is yours. You are alone. To live in this world, you need to be positive. You should have an aim. Internal motivation to succeed. If you do not have that motivation, you need to cultivate it. Nobody can help you except YOU.
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Hello . Iam studying in college and people are so double faced here so i don't like friendship with them so m all alone . I don't even have a single friends plus i belong to a lower middle class family. Don't have money to spend. I have 3-4 gud friends earlier. When they go out i mostly made an excuse but didn't revealed my actual problem. They thought iam ignoring them. So they are no longer friend with me. Iam all alone. It is suffocating and worst feeling. What to 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
Dear, I think you are making big blunders in understanding people and in understanding others. Everyone have their own personalities. Instead of trying to change everybody, if you change your attitude towards them, you will have good friends. Such an attitudinal change happens every aspect. Life is like that. Take care.
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Sir I love one girl but she don't love me and one other girl she love me but I don't love her in this situation what I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I love one girl but she don't love me and one other girl she love me but I don't love her in this situation what ...
You are indeed in a funny situation: the girl you love does not love you and the girl that loves you, you do not love at all. You can at least stop loving the girl who does not love you and find someone who reciprocates your affections. You cannot be in a one-sided relationship, and it is not true that every girl you love has to love you. Just like you do not like this girl who loves you, and she has to learn to accept it somehow. So be patient because the right girl will trun up eventually.
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