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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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Dear sir, I have been addicted to chaini khaini from last 2 years. I self control to leave it to max one week later it becomes again the same. Please let me know how to completely leave it. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Set a date to quit and stick to it. Choose a date 2 to 4 weeks from today. Quitting can be hard, so develop a plan that works for you. Prepare yourself for quitting by identifying the times when you will want smokeless tobacco the most. Plan to avoid those situations or to have tobacco substitutes with you (such as sunflower seeds or chewing gum). Get rid of all your chewing tobacco or snuff before your quit date. Start cutting down now on the amount you chew or dip. Get support from your family, friends and doctor. Even better, have a friend or family member who uses tobacco stop chewing or dipping at the same time that you do. Studies have shown that people who have the support of family and friends are more successful at quitting. Your doctor may also be able to recommend a support program that might help you quit.
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Dear sir I'm suffering from panic disorder.(since 10 year-round and I'm 37 year old) This time using a medicine PARI CR 25 (paroxetine control release tab) from AIIMS New Delhi. Please give me some homeopathic medicine or suggest me what I do?

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
Dear sir I'm suffering from panic disorder.(since 10 year-round and I'm 37 year old) This time using a medicine PARI ...
ANULOM VILOM PRANAYAAM IS EXCELLENT REMEDY AS TAUGHT ON ASTHA CHANNEL. YOU PRACTICE ALL THAT IS TAUGHT DAILY ON ASTHA CHANNEL 5.00 TO 7.30 AM. VERY VERY EFFECTIVE- YOU WILL GET MIRACULOUS RESULTS FOR FREE AND WILL GAIN GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, INCREASE IN YOUR STAMINA, GOOD CONCENTRATION, IMPROVED MEMORY, ETC. NOT NECESSARY, YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT IN FRONT OF YOUR TV AT 5 AM. BEGIN BY SWITCHING ON YOUR TV JUST WHATEVER TIME YOU GET UP AND START PRACTICING AS BEING TAUGHT. GRADUALLY WHEN YOU REGULATE YOUR SLEEPING TIME, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET UP NEXT MORNING AT 5 AND WILL BE ABLE TO DO COMPLETE WORKOUT. BEST OF LUCK FOR GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS. CONTINUE WITH MEDICINES AS ADVISED OR SWITCH TO MEDICINES FROM PATANJALI CHIKITSALAY. THESE MEDICINES DONOT HAVE SIDE-EFFECTS LIKE ALLOPATHY. A COMBINATION OF PATANJALI BRAIN TONICS+PRANAYAAM, VERY REGULARLY, WILL HELP YOU GET FINE PERMANENTLY.
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20 years before I faced immense depression. From that day, I have been taking 1 mg lonazep and 50 mg clonil. I have tried to give up these medications but I couldn't able. What should I do, please suggest me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
20 years before I faced immense depression. From that day, I have been taking 1 mg lonazep and 50 mg clonil. I have t...
If you have been continuing medications unaltered for last 20 years it is rather difficult to quit them at once. I hope you have been taking them under the supervision of a psychiatrist. If not, then I am afraid you might have become dependent on these medications. It is advisable that you consult your treating physician or a psychiatrist to consider weaning off these medicines after a detailed evaluation of your present status and symptoms.
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I am boy age of 20 year and I m always thinking about to be a girl, thinking about to having female parts. So what can I do for that.

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
I am boy age of 20 year and I m always thinking about to be a girl, thinking about to having female parts. So what ca...
Dear lybrate-user, if you are always thinking about to be a girl and if you think about having girl body parts and if you are in your young adulthood, this could be obsessive compulsive disorder and impulse disorder. You need expert treatment. Please consult a psychologist Take care.
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I am 44 years old. I am under sever depression from past 1 yr. Always think negatively. Feeling unsecured, dull, low energy, heavy head, sleepy. Left my secured job due to heavy pressure and treatment by superior. Joined my friend to start new business but could not stay longer due to loneliness and away from family. Returned back to home. Joined startup again but not able to concentrate. Working alone from home, income has reduced to 1/3rd. The revenue in current venture is uncertain. Finding hard.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 44 years old. I am under sever depression from past 1 yr. Always think negatively. Feeling unsecured, dull, low ...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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I'm not feeling well due to my expectation from my young brother exam result he's not doing well so sometimes realise everything will be alright but stress come over again and again. What to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I'm not feeling well due to my expectation from my young brother exam result he's not doing well so sometimes realise...
Hi, you need not to stress you need to practice meditation & handle your self with patience, so you can handle your brother with same.
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My height is about 5'8 and weighs 73 KG (20 month's back 62 KG) - My concern is, I might be overweight as I can see certain increases on my belly recently. My profession requires me to sit in front of the computer for at least 8 hours a day. I want to create an environment around me which can help me physically fit and mentally peaceful by relieving from my stressful IT job. Is there a home remedy for this? I would really appreciate for your thoughtful and helpful advice on this! Thank you.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Certificate Of Diabetes Education , Ph.D.Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
My height is about 5'8 and weighs 73 KG (20 month's back 62 KG) - My concern is, I might be overweight as I can see c...
Use always stairs. Just near not keep water bottle always walk for drink water, dont use codeless phone at you home, have low kcal, low fat diet.
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I have recently got engaged. I feel she is very shy and me too blunt. What should I do to make her feel comfortable?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Just stop being blunt. Don?t marry your fiance to change her. Accept her as she is and if it is good for her (not you) you can help her to change. First though, you need to make her comfortable with you. That can happen, if you help her by being kind, gentle, loving, respectful, trustworthy, and always giving. She will withdraw more into her shell with your bluntness. When she improves herself around you, she will find it a lot easier with other people particularly when you are with her. Gradually she will grow out of this shyness and live comfortably. If yours is an arranged marriage, surely she will feel shy initially depending on your backgrounds, education, socio-economic class, caste, community etc. Give her time and be very lovingly patient.
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I am constantly having tired feeling, experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness. And in night I can't sleep until 3 o clock, I have no motivation to do things, I am able to concentrate for only small time, all times I am worrying about my condition, I used to hesitate or postpone my works. Why this happening.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am constantly having tired feeling, experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness. And in night I can't sleep until 3 o...
Hello- your symptoms suggests of excessive mental exhaustion. Try these tips and medicines (ayurvedic)- a) at no situation condition try to sleep at day time. B) massage your scalp with plain amla oil daily before going to bed. C) massage your foot soles with cows ghee at bed time. D) drink milk with a sweet before going to sleep. E) use kalyanak ghritam 1 tsp twice daily after meals.
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How to challenge stressful times? Im suffering from anxiety and on fluoxetine 60 mg since last 4 months but was feeling good till now but now due to some stress due to future and carrier im again getting those anxious and depressive thoughts. What should I do?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to challenge stressful times?
Im suffering from anxiety and on fluoxetine 60 mg since last 4 months but was feeli...
Hi lybrate-user, Thanks for writing in. Welcome to the forum. The situation that you are describing is commonly seen wherein a relatively good control of symptoms is broken due to stress. There are many ways of solving this problem. The first and the recommended measure is to get psychotherapy or counseling. This will help improve your symptoms, solve the future/ career issue effectively and also equip and empower you with psychological skills that will be useful to face stressful situations in the future also. Moreover, it may also facilitate reduction of medicine dosage and also eventual stoppage of the same. The second option is to increase fluoxetine to 80 mg and there is a good chance that things will improve. However, this is a less satisfactory option when compared to the first one. Hope that helps. Take care!
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I am a hypertension person. Being taking tablets for the last 5 years. Is there a remedy to control and stop taking tablets?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Working on the effect i.E. Hypertension is equally important. U cant ignore BP. Along-with taking care of control of BP, u need to manage ur lifestyle as well if u want less or no medication. If u can't handle ur things yourself then meet a Life coach/Psychotherapist as well.
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I cannot concentrate while studying. So wat shud I do to concentrate on my studies.

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, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly.
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Actually what I read I used to forget it very soon. I even face problem in solving math. Day by day this problem is going on increasing. Is this because I was chewing tobacco from last 6 months or something else. I don't know what is happening with 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
Dear Lybrate user, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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Anger Management - 12 Tips To Help You!

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Anger Management - 12 Tips To Help You!

Anger is good. It protects you. But intense, uncontrolled anger may destroy valuable relationships. Anger is a result of anxiety and fear. When we assume that our expectations will not be met, we become anxious. When we feel unsure about our own capabilities we become anxious. This anxiety creates fear. Anxiety comes from our beliefs. All beliefs can be modified.

Anger has lots of energy. Avoid arguments/confrontations when you are very angry. When you are very angry you are likely to use rough language which may damage your relations and you are likely to behave impulsively. All this you might regret later on. Following are a few techniques which will help you to manage your anger in difficult situations :

  1. Sit down and have a glass of water, slowly. This will help you to calm down a little.
  2. Avoid or go away from that room or situation. Tell the people concerned, that you are angry and would like to discuss it some other time.
  3. Deep breathing exercises help a lot. Close your eyes, take 10 deep breaths, turn your attention towards your body. See what is happening to your body. Tell your body muscles to relax. If your heart is beating fast, if you are breathing fast, continue deep breathing, till it normalises.
  4. Now understand what is making you angry. Understand your own anxiety and fear related to the issue.
  5. Let the other person know how you are “feeling”. Start your statements, “I feel hurt/insulted/let down/neglected etc. when you do this”, instead of saying “You hurt/neglect me”. When you express your feeling in this manner, the other person does not feel blamed, which makes the other person more receptive.
  6. Focus on the current issue, don’t bring in past situations.
  7. Tell the other person, what you want or expect, instead of telling what you do not want. E.G. Instead of saying “I don’t want you to go out now”, say “I would like you to stay at home today”.
  8. Listen carefully what the other person wants to tell you. Give others a chance to voice their opinions.
  9. Make an eye contact and be firm but polite while communicating your point of view.
  10. Understand everyone’s responsibility in the situation. Try to see, what is your share in the problematic situation? Work on that.
  11. Understand what change you want.
  12. Have realistic expectations from others and also from yourself. 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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Good afternoon. I've been seeing some very slight shadows/outlines beside objects since 3 days ago and I'm very worried about it. My vision has always been perfect and I've done a brain scan 5 months ago (for other reasons), and it was normal. But since this weird vision symptom started, I've been worrying if it can be caused by some serious problem in the brain. Is it possible that, though I have a recent brain scan with normal results, this vision problem can be caused by some serious brain problem? I've been to a neurologist yesterday, and she said that this vision problem couldn't be caused by any serious brain condition because in 5 months a serious thing wouldn't develop enough to make me have vision symptoms like this. She said I didn't need to do another brain scan. But I'm still worried about being a brain tumor that could have developed in 5 months that's causing these slight shadows, because they are still very slight, so I'm worried the shadows could be not so bad yet because the problem could be in the beginning. I have severe anxiety and my neurologist said I should blame these vision symptoms on it, but I'm still very worried, as these shadows/outlines are scary. You think I should do another brain scan? Or is my neurologist right? Thank you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Good afternoon. I've been seeing some very slight shadows/outlines beside objects since 3 days ago and I'm very worri...
Development of a tumour in five months time is very rare phenomena and your neurologist seems right in saying that. As you say you have been seeing shadows around objects only since 3 days, I wonder are these symptoms all the time or you see them once a while. If you see them all time, you should see a ophthalmologist and get your eyes checked too. I hope that will resolve your anxiety too.
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I do have a regular diet inslite of all ths I m not able to be fit n healthy. Is ds a body issue or stress of studies? please hlp me.

MSC - DIETITICS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I do have a regular diet inslite of all ths I m not able to be fit n healthy. Is ds a body issue or stress of studies...
Try to have fresh fruits, salads on daily basis. And of course studies stress play a role in health of the body.
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Stress- Causes And Solutions!

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress- Causes And Solutions!

Stress is an automatic response to psychological threats. It can be in two different ways - the psychological perception of pressure and the body’s response to it. Due to the hormonal changes in the body due to this pressure, the body’s fight or flight response is set in motion. 

Stress can be characterized into acute, episodic and chronic. Acute stress is short term stress which does not last long but may have long term effects if ignored. Episodic stress is short term stress but in situations which can be a daily occurrence, such as stressful situations in the workplace. Chronic stress refers to long term stress which has lasted over a long period of time. There are many different causes of stress such as work, relationships, personal appearance, societal norms, bereavement, health worries, major life changes etc. The cause of stress and the degree to which we experience them differs from person to person, with each of us having different levels of tolerance.

Some of the symptoms of stress include increased heart rate, sweating, anxiety, low energy, headaches, insomnia, frequent colds or infections etc. Here are a few ways you can manage stress:

1. Practice deep breathing exercises:

One main symptom of stress is staggered breathing. When we experience stressful situations, we tend to breathe faster and more rapidly. Practicing deep breathing helps you normalize your breathing and bring your heart rate back down to normal.

2. Try progressive muscle relaxation:

This concept requires you to consciously identify all the muscles in your body which are tensing and relax them. In order to do this you will have to first consciously tense the muscles in your body and know what that feels like, then relax them and learn what that feels like.

3. Use guided imagery:

Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and try to visualize your ‘happy place.’ This is the place you feel at peace. Imagine the sights, sounds, smells and feel of that place. The next time you feel yourself start to feel stressed try this technique.

4. Make time for hobbies:

We all have so much work to complete in the day or week that we forget to give ourselves some time off. It is important that you take some time off to do things which you enjoy. For example, you may like reading or painting or fishing. Alot a time in the week for you to do these activities. This will help you destress and help put you in a more relaxed state.

5. Be aware of your stressors:

It is important that we identify the things which cause us stress. Once we are aware of our stressors we can consciously make an effort to relax before going into the task. Make a plan before going to tackle the task which is causing the stress.

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Sir I am a civil service aspirant. I use to study till late night but the day I take food at nigh I feel too sleepy and because of that I could not study. Please suggest any measure so that I can study as well as can tske food at night.

MBBS, Fellowship From the College of General Practioners
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I am a civil service aspirant. I use to study till late night but the day I take food at nigh I feel too sleepy a...
You are blessed. That you get sleep after taking food! have dinner at 9.30 pm & go to sleep by 10 pm. Wake up early morning at 6 am & do the bulk of your studies during this period. You will get the best of results.
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Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.
Do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? Have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? You can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too!!!! There are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of social anxiety to disappear from your life for good.
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My mother in law is behaving like as she is having any mental issues. But sometimes she talks normally. Especially in property and money matter. If we speak. She use to be very normal. But if we say now you speak very normally in a fraction of second she use to talk like childish or her voice also grumbles in between. Is she really having any mental problem or she is acting.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My mother in law is behaving like as she is having any mental issues. But sometimes she talks normally. Especially in...
yes this is a very common Psychiatric problem in ladies called as Hysteria, for this we need to take help of Psychiatrist as some medicine along with counselling is required
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