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Dr. Preetha

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Dr. Preetha is one of the best Psychologists in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Aashiana Psychiatric Centre in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Preetha on has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 43 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I can't speak when someone smoking nearby me and I get smoke by inhalation, what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You can tell the person that you do not like the smoke coming on to you, and that it affects yoru ability to speak. You are protected by the law because people are not to smoke in public places anyway.
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Sir, My Lips became darken due to smoking cigarettes. Can you suggest any Way to change my lip colour? I feel depressed due to this.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
Sir, My Lips became darken due to smoking cigarettes. Can you suggest any Way to change my lip colour? I feel depress...
Rather than going for reduction in lip pigmentation reduce smoking gradually lip pigmentation will subside gradually if you can not wait see a dermatologist.
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I think I have been suffering from social anxiety and depression since last 7-8 months after I got a news about my partner cheating. Though we have talked it out, I am not able to believe her anymore even if she tells truth. I don't go out much, I hardly talk to people and I carry some of sort of guilt as if everyone is talking about me behind my back. I have started to lie to people without any reason, I don't feel positive at all. every time I am just paranoid about my relationship, if my girlfriend is lying or cheating. I am also not able to talk to my family members over phone. Basically I want to be left alone all the time in my own world. Before this relationship started, I had another relationship which I got rid of after discovering my girlfriend is cheating on me after 4 years of commitment. The past haunts me and now the lies of my current girlfriend have made me miserable.

I think I have been suffering from social anxiety and depression since last 7-8 months after I got a news about my pa...
Well in our life u hv to trust.the thing ur doing because of experience that u had in u hv to comes out from this.every prsn is not same.may be ur current gf has make a mistake and give her a chance n try to trust fully otherwise ur relationship wil be in a very bad situation..blv her and let it leave in for time..think positive..spend time with ur friends and movie..go fr a vacation..listen to music..make urslf bzy in wht u photography no matteer how bad. A photographer ur..go anywhere to capture this way u will feel free from depression..also u need to walk regularly...and hv to hv faith on her.dnt dweels on past..frget it try to blv and then see what happen next..
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I am 45 year old female I have thyroid. And having thyronorm 37. 5 since years. But i am feeling very weak. Bones pain badly, loss of memory. Depression. Anxiety, weight gain. Please advice me some thing for best of health

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Are you taking calcium, vitamin d, vitamin b12? get these levels checked and ask your doctor to start you on these too. Thyroid comes because of stress and tension. You can go for counselling to manage depression, stress and anxiety. Please do exercises regularly to reduce pain. Click on private chat to connect with me.
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Myths and Facts About PTSD!

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Myths and Facts About PTSD!

PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder is a confusion that develops in a few people who have encountered a shocking, unnerving, or dangerous event. It is natural to be scared during and after a traumatic event. Fear triggers numerous brief and instant changes in the body to protect us from the threat or to stay away from it. Here are a few myths and facts about PTSD:

Myth 1: Everyone who has been through a life threatening event will develop PTSD.
Fact: In reality, a great many people who are exposed to such events will not get PTSD in most of the cases, and a lot of them see a decrease in the symptoms gradually over the months or even days. The number of individuals who may be diagnosed after an event that can result in PTSD ranges from under ten percent of people after twelve months of exposure to general trauma. Where as, thirty seven percent of the individuals are exposed to deliberate trauma.

Myth 2: People who are weak, get PTSD.
Fact: It is not clear why a few people get PTSD and others do not. Women are twice as prone to be determined to have it than men are, however, women will probably have numerous mental issues since they will probably look for help, and accordingly get an analysis. Individuals who are presented to interpersonal injury, for example, rape or fighting, will probably have more pronounced PTSD symptoms than survivors of mishaps, accidents or natural disasters.

Myth 3: After a specific measure of time, one should be over the trauma.
Fact: Depending on the nature of the trauma, it might stick around. Furthermore, in some cases, a person may seem to get over it. However, something triggers the recollections and they get tormented by symptoms again. Additionally, as individuals age, the movement that keeps the long-term memory far away from the brain, starts to diminish, exposing the person with seasoned recollections.

Myth 4: The trauma was such a long time ago that it is past the point where it is possible to recover from the trauma.
Fact: The good news is that it is never past the point where it is possible to address your shock or trauma. In fact, most of the patients are middle-aged child sexual abuse survivors. There is a great deal of reasons that somebody would hold back from getting treatment, yet the decades isolating them from their trauma are not an obstruction by any means.

Myth 5: I should have the capacity to handle this myself.
Fact: Frequently it takes more strength to get help than to battle alone, especially for specific events. Cases of individuals who might be particularly hesitant to connect include men who have been conditioned by the society to not express sentiments or show helpless. Marginalised people have a more troublesome time looking for somebody who can relate to them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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I want to quit tobacco i'm having it from 5 years and I want to quit it please help 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
Dear Ashutosh. Welcome to lybrate. Quitting smoking is not easy. You have to show will power and quit smoking NOW. Sustain it with will power. Consult a psychologist for De addiction therapy. Take care.
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I'm a student of class 12. I jerk out my semen nearly 5 days a week. I do gyming. and i am facing the problem of weak memory which I can't remember anything after my studies. May I know for what reason i am facing this memory lost problems. So that I can get rid of it. and have a good potential to prepare for my board.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The masturbation is not the reason, though worrying about its effects itself can be trouble enough to disturb you from concentration. Yes, this may be true because of your age. I suspect that you have just been through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it, like the masturbation. 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. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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I have a headache and I am not able to concentrate on my studies. My board exams are near, but I stay tensed and depressed. Please help

Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I have a headache and I am not able to concentrate on my studies. My board exams are near, but I stay tensed and depr...
You may take first Nux Vomica 30 thrice a day five drops at a time for two days. After that call back for further course of treatment.
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I have difficulty concentrating and remembering now a days and also I'm suffering from brain fog. Can I use Himalaya mentat for this?

General Physician, Mumbai
You can use mentat drug and I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar and pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months
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