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Dr. Preetha

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Preetha Psychologist, Chennai
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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 Lybrate.com.

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My boyfriend (21 years old) smokes daily at least 4 times in a day. Can nicotex gum help him to quit smoking? Please suggest some tips to quit smoking.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Yes. Nicotex is one option, but if still he continues smoking other drugs and counselling techniques are there. Just consult a psychiatrist. But the most important point He should have a strong motivation to quit smoking.
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I have some psychological problems during last 4 years. Symptoms- I have felt very sadness, Anger, Uncontrolled Emotional fillings and unfocused in mind. I have taken medicine last 3 years. The main problem is that the medicines I have taken I thought that medicines are making mè habitual and I am depend on medicines if I don't take medicines even a single day I felt very anger and unbalanced emotions.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have some psychological problems during last 4 years. Symptoms-
I have felt very sadness,
Anger, Uncontrolled Emoti...
You must be having borderline personality disorder, i.e. emotionally unstable personality. Try CBT (Cognitive Behavior therapy), after few sessions drugs can be tapered off, if possible
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Hi doc, Can you please suggest me how to get rid of seviourly drinking and smoking habits.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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/ weed, 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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I am regular smoker and drunkard. So what should I do to left it out because next year I have to do marriage. So tell me your opinion. Thank you.

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 , smoking and drinking are not good for health. The best method is to stop them outrightly and immediately. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I think you need mobile based counseling and I will provide you tips to overcome the urge to smoke and drink. I am happy to help you. Take care.
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I am 22 year old jobless male. I am a mechanical graduate. I lost interest in life. I am not in present. I am very inactive. I have a lot of fear that I may lose in life. Always thinking bad things in heart. Please tell me any suggestion. I don't have dare to go in public and speak. Please tell me what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 22 year old jobless male. I am a mechanical graduate. I lost interest in life. I am not in present. I am very in...
Dear lybrate user. Your symptoms are suggestive of you being in major depression. A person when in major depression has low neurotransmitters like serotonin in brain and thus is very difficult for him to motivate himself. He has a negative attribution style for almost everything around him which is similar to what you are having and yes you seem to have other risk factors of being unmarried and jobless. Lack of confidence and interest are further hurdels to motivate self for social interactions. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist and get started on medications as soon as possible. Gradually over time cbt and other life changes may be brought about. With medications you will start feeling better by say 10 to 15 days from the start. I hope you take the step in right directions and get better soon. Take care.
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I am a chain smoker because of this I couldn't concentrate on anything I want quit smoking so what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. 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 the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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.
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7 characteristics of emotionally strong people

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
7 characteristics of emotionally strong people

7 CHARACTERISTICS OF EMOTIONALLY STRONG PEOPLE

Emotionally strong people are better able to manage the stresses and distresses of daily life, and recover more quickly from challenges and crises when they arise. Is your emotional engine strong enough to take you through the ups and downs of life? Are you riding a bullock cart which can topple over anytime you pass through a broken road or are you driving a four wheel, all terrain vehicle, which will ensure you a safe trip through all the rocky terrains of your life?

A common cultural belief is that people who don’t cry and are unemotional, detached are the emotionally strong ones...and the ones who cry easily and exhibit emotional turmoil are the weaker ones. Well, this is just a myth and not an accurate indicator of one’s mental and emotional strength. A person’s internal coping mechanism will determine how strong he/she is emotionally and deal with challenges and bounce back from them. For eg. Two investors invest in a startup company and watch it fail after 5 years of hard work...one cries copious tears and falls apart, the other controls his emotions but feels defeated. Both were not emotionally strong as they couldn’t sustain the pressure and crumbled. It would have been fine if they felt sad and worried over the loss of time, resources and money and then bounced back with fresh ideas and renewed energy, which would have shown their capability to bounce back from difficult situations.

Unfortunately, too many of us judge ourselves incorrectly in exactly such moments. If we react emotionally or tearfully to emotionally challenging situations we scold ourselves for being weak, even when we have every intention of persisting and moving forward and even when we believe we will eventually succeed. Tears are usually a sign of frustration and disappointment, not defeat. What you believe about your future chances of success and how discouraged you feel in the long term is far more important than how often you cry in response to stresses and bad news.

The following list will help you decide how emotionally strong you are and where you need to work on yourself:

1) Emotionally strong people are less discouraged by setbacks and disappointments: they see each failure as an opportunity to learn and improvise over the last one. They compare themselves with themselves and define their own measures for failure and success. You could do an analysis of your strengths, limitations, opportunities and impediments in order to get over difficult situations. Geet, a student who didn’t get into his desired subject of IT, sat through 5 years of Law and did some extra courses in corporate law and worked towards fulfilling his dream of working in the Corporate. He felt confident, happy and satisfied with his efforts.

2) Emotionally strong people are more adaptable to change: they welcome and embrace changes in themselves and their environment simply because it brings newer opportunities and learning which can catapult them on their way to success. New boss, different stage of life, children going away are changes that will surely happen. Preparing for them in advance, can help people cope better with changes. When Surabhi got married, she took marital counselling to prepare for the differences that will crop up due to changes in the environment, thinking and attitudes of her inlaws family. She is a happy and successful wife and mother today.

3) Emotionally strong people are able to recognize and express their needs: ability to acknowledge and express your needs is being genuine to yourself and an expression of self care. People who are self aware move faster on the ladder of success as they are devoted and passionate towards their goals and needs. Taking care of your health and exercising along with a professional career makes for an emotionally strong person. You can become aware of your needs and values in counselling and experience contentment and power as you take charge of your life.

4) Emotionally strong people focus on getting around a hurdle rather than on the hurdle itself: focussing on the hurdle can be very emotionally draining and demotivating. Emotionally strong people invest their energies in working through a problem and looking for viable solutions, which ensures their victory over stresses and strains. If you have lost money in business, then working on your sales and marketing skills could get you better gains rather than feeling defeated. Counselling can help you look at problems objectively and from different perspectives. Get in touch with your problem solving skills and feel motivated and accomplished again.

5) Emotionally strong people can learn from mistakes and criticism: who hasn’t been subjected to criticism or made some mistakes? It’s human to err. Working towards excellence rather than perfection and looking for the golden piece of advice in the strong criticism helps emotionally strong people win over situations and important relationships. Sarita, an intelligent and smart woman ignored the critical remarks of her mother in law because she knew that there is a lot to learn from her. She knew which battles to fight and which ones to let go of.

6) Emotionally strong people tend to see the larger perspective in a challenging situation: They don’t get weighed down by smaller defeats when they have the larger picture in mind. An emotionally strong employee, Martin, who experienced office politics, kept his cool and focussed on his work.

7) Emotionally strong people are able to recover more quickly from emotional wounds such as failure or rejection: nobody can reject you unless you give them the permission. Seeing each failure as an opportunity to grow and learn helps. Staying with what you can do differently next time and having fall back plans helps to reduce the impact of failure. Thomas Edison didn’t get deterred by the number of times he could make his bulb glow. He kept looking at different permutations and combinations and kept learning from each mistake. Finally, his bulb glowed and now we all can benefit from the fruits of his hard labour.

If you don’t find yourself scoring high on this list, then there is no need to worry because in personal counselling, you can build emotional strength and capacity to bounce back by working on your mindset and learning more adaptable responses to stresses of daily living.
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I feel very low all the time. I don't feel like talking to anyone. . I jus keep myself locked in the room. I feel I need medical help. Can someone please advice?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Meditate , get busy in your life, else depression will ruin your life. Know your self come out of it and be in present, life is beautiful still . Try Tranquil (homeo) and Five Phos Tonic 6 X for nerves . 4 pills 4 times . God bless You
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Am smoking person. Am smoking past 10 years. Now I want to stop the smoking habit. Advice me.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Start your stop smoking plan with start s- set a quit date: choose a date within the next 2 weeks, so you have enough time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit, if you mainly smoke at work, quit on the weekend, so you have few days to adjust to the change. T- tell family, friends and co-workers that you plan to quit: let your friends and family in on your plan to quit smoking and tell them you need their support and encouragement to stop. Look for a quit buddy who wants to stop smoking as well. You can help each other get through the rough times. A- anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting: most people who begin smoking again do so within the first 3 months. You can help yourself make it through by preparing ahead for common challenges, such as nicotine withdrawal and cigratte cravings. R- remove cigrattes & other products from your home, car and work: throw away all of your cigarettes, lighter, ashtrays and matches. Wash your clothes and freshen up anything that smells like smoke. T- talk to your doctor about getting help to quit: your doctor can prescribe medication to help with withdrawal.
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I am , 56 yrs. Old. I was at a senior level in a big corporate earning 1 lac. I was growing very fast. I was also like a technical adviser unofficially. I left, because of the wrong skit played by people. And based on that report MD asked. I didn't answer, Instead I submitted my resignation (after 22 yrs) from that, I lost everything. Including family (one son and daughter she took away. Then on, I sleep only with a anti depression ).my 24 hrs depression is the main problem.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am , 56 yrs. Old. I was at a senior level in a big corporate earning 1 lac. I was growing very fast. I was also lik...
Hello ~ It seems to me that your problem with depression has been a long term event since you seem to blame yourself for the issues that you are facing. Yes, it may be true that you should have done things differently, however past is past and you need to start thinking about today and plan for tomorrow. Self care is also equally important to be able to feel good in addition to putting a full stop to the self blame and guilt that you are going through. You should also start counting the positive things in your life and also start functioning on a daily basis. Medications along with counseling may help deal with the depression that you are going through and it is strongly recommended. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I am suffering from anal infection fistula and fissure . I am on treatment currently from my family physician but I want to ask one thing I smoke 4-5 cigarettes per day is smoking will affect my healing of this ?

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
Yes smoking has negative effect on anal fissure and fistulas and delays and aggravates the condition.
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I stopped smoking since 6 days and I have a very bad headache that make me can not walk . Is this normal ?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I stopped smoking since 6 days and I have a very bad headache that make me can not walk . Is this normal ?
Time will reduce the withdrawal headache in few weeks, use nicotine gums or patches if severe and gradually taper off, with the help of a psychiatrist.
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How long take to cure 'Social Anxiety Disorder' using 'Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

DPM, Msc Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Muzaffarpur
Cognitive behaviour therapy works better in OCD, anxiety disorder and depression , but it may take long time to cure unless it is combined with some medications. CBT is a form of psychotherapy and if combined with pharmacotherapy it works best.
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I have weak Sex intention mentally but at least one of our lives and get 2 cards for the burnt roti the game and get 2 cards and other friends in real time. Please let me reply to this post.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have weak Sex intention mentally but at least one of our lives and get 2 cards for the burnt roti the game and get ...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day This will surely help you.
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I feel tired most of the time, and I face lack of concentration while studying and working. GIVE ME ANY REMEDY FOR THIS PLEASE.

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 lybrate-user. Lack of concentration and feeling like tiredness are due to your adolescent hormonal imbalance or action. I suggest you to engage in physical exercises, games and meditation to overcome this problem. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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I am regular smoker, I smoke 8 to 9 cigarettes in a day from 2 years and I am facing some problems like nose block, light chest pain and cough. So pls tell me what I should do I had try to quit this bad habit but could not, I am 20 years old, please tell me how I can quit cigarettes and recover my health.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Being a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-addiction medications and de addiction treatment. Medicines like bupropion and verinicline also help in treating addiction of smoking or chewing tobacco. One can get the prescription of the same from a qualified psychiatrist.
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I am suffering from tension negative and non stop thinking and neck pain for 3 years.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from tension negative and non stop thinking and neck pain for 3 years.
Postural Correction. Shoulder Shrugs . Core Strengthening Exercises. Take frequent Breaks at work Use cervical pillow.
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Hey I am 18 years old. My dad is almost bald. I fear it might occur to me too. I do not smoke nor drink. And is it genetically?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hey I am 18 years old. My dad is almost bald. I fear it might occur to me too. I do not smoke nor drink. And is it ge...
If you take care if your hairs, take proper diet and sleep, with good regular exercise, then you surely do well for your hairs.
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My wife is facing total physical problems I e vaginal anal headache less hb depression leg pain atc. What should I do? she is 47 and the facing since years.

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
My wife is facing total physical problems I e vaginal anal headache less hb depression leg pain atc. What should I do...
Dear, the problems you are mentioning should be having some underlying medical facts and she should be under treatment for that. She could be needing psychological assistance and help to overcome her pain, agony and disappointment. Please consult for an online counseling session with me. Take care.
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