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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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Lot of questions running in my mind while going to bed so I couldn't have sound sleep. Mostly, negative thoughts are coming in my mind in series and trying to resolve the problems and ultimately I couldn't slept. Pl suggest what to do to have sound sleep at least for 6-8 hrs.

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Lot of questions running in my mind while going to bed so I couldn't have sound sleep. Mostly, negative thoughts are ...
I don’t know if you are fully aware: you have mentioned that you are suffering from a lot of questions running through your mind, which can cause a lot of anxiety or the other way around; the anxiety can cause a lot of questions, which in itself can disturb your sleep. Instead of worrying too much about causes, why don’t you implement some of my suggestions, because they work effectively. The lack of sleep, i. E. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i. E. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT, then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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Dear madam, Without any erection, while taking stress or putting pressure in mind, a clear viscous liquid called prostrate liquid is discharged during day time itself of being confused. And then even after discharging of it, my mind is given more pressure. And I have a sever head ache. Unnecessarily my mind forces me to take stress to discharge it to avoid cardiac problems. And unimportant thought tells me that stress is good for health.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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Dear madam, Without any erection, while taking stress or putting pressure in mind, a clear viscous liquid called pros...
You should take chandraprabha vati 1-1 tab with milk twice a day. And pranacharya dhatupaushtik churna with milk twice a day. Avoid tea and coffee.

I am 18 years old I have a chest pain and I have pain on my waist also. And doctor I am taking vodka also at once in a week and take cigarette every day.

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I am 18 years old I have a chest pain and I have pain on my waist also. And doctor I am taking vodka also at once in ...
Stop vodka & cigarette once for all. Have your chest pain investigated for heart problem. If it is o. K. Then I would like to examine & investigate you in detail. Any way you may try, rule out diabetes. Take: 1. Calpol 250mg od & sos. X5days. 2. Caldikind plus (mankind) 1 tab odx5 days. 3. Fomentation with warm water. 4. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. 5. Do back exercises.(take help of a physiotherapist). Kindly make sure that you are not allergic to any of these medicines.(contact your family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. If no relief in 2-3 days
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I regularly do smoking and drinking but really wanna quit from these all things. So can you please suggest me some really helpful tips so that I can be free from these bad habits?

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Hi, to left your alcohol and smoking the foremost important thing is that your motivation. If you are motivated then you can. As we know that alcohol and tobacco work on brain and person who is used to consume it get dependent on that to work properly. If he wouldn't took these he would feel withdrawal in the form of tremors in hand, sweating, palpitation, anxiety etc in case of alcohol and some time it may leads to seizure also. In case of tobacco he feel irritability, unable to concentrate on work, remain preoccupied with same. So its prudent to take help of de-addiction specialist to manage all these. Other then that medication are also available to decrease craving. A de-addiction specialist also help you by other psychosocial intervention like motivation enhancement therapy, relapse prevention therapy and other one. So in order to get proper help you should visit a psychiatrist.

I have been feeling sleepy for most part of the day. I exercise regularly and have a proper diet yet I tend to sleep around 9-12 hrs on average. This is creating lot of problems with my routine. This problem increases with exams. Is it somehow related to anxiety issues? And can I take medication like modafinil or modawake for this?

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I have been feeling sleepy for most part of the day. I exercise regularly and have a proper diet yet I tend to sleep ...
No in anxiety you tend not to get sleep and in depression you may sleep more. Make a sleep wake schedule and stick to it. Exercise daily for 1 hour.
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Dear Doctor, After the 3rd delivery My wife's Behaviour had been totally changed, She is an uneducated village woman, suddenly she will fight with me with enormous strength, somebody told this is because of Black magic. I am taking all the pain for the past 19 yrs. I am so rich to show to the best doctors.

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Your Wife could be suffering from Post Partum Precipitated Schizophrenic Disorder. Hence the long duration. Consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest for appropriate treatment.

I am student, I am very short tempered and get irritated very oftenly, I am very quick in building relationships with people but failed to keep them for longer time, whenever it communications in front of 10 people, .

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Homeopath
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Hi, lybrate user, * go for meditation to reduce your stress and to allow oxygenated blood supply to reach your brain to calm down the nerve.* take, plenty of water to dilute your blood and to eliminate toxins.* your diet b simple, easily digestible timely to avoid gastric disorder, being one of the main reasons for negative thought, anger, *ake, homoeo-medicine** @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report fortnightly, take care.

How to control smoking I have been trying to stop it for the past 4 years.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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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 in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat 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 chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or 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.

My son is 9 year old, he is speaking very fast and repeating words and very bad pronounce continue walking or moving body cant stable any place for 2 minute, some times he lost presence of others, less sleeping, poor health, short memories. Thanks and regards

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Speech Therapist
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He might be suffering with adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stammering as well. Treatment is available for such problems. Seek professioanl help without delay.
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I am 23 years old. Sometimes my brain think bad things automatically. I cant control it. what should I do?

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I am 23 years old. Sometimes my brain think bad things automatically. I cant control it. what should I do?
It is normal for the brain to have thoughts. The only way to control it is to ignore the thought and understand it is just a thought and has no greater power on your mind and self and in the bigger scheme of things. Stay focused on the present and at the activity on hand, not on the thought which like you yourself said is bad.
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I am a 26 years old male, recently experiencing lack of concentration. Everytime I sit to study or doing some presentation my mind gets distracted easily. Its affecting my joblife as well as personal life. What should I do to stay focused?

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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Dear lybrate-user, concentration is attention span. Attention span fluctuates according to the task. If the task is interesting there may not be any problems. Otherwise, it is difficult to be attentive. To have more attention span, you should learn to make the task creative. You should love the job and be dedicated. Take care.
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We are giving dizol 250 mg giving daily half tablet to my father as he is alcoholic person. What are the common side affects. Is this very harmful for my father.

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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We are giving dizol 250 mg giving daily half tablet to my father as he is alcoholic person. What are the common side ...
Dear lybrate user. Medicines are prescribed by doctors for cure and for the betterment of the patient. In such a case, do not worry about the side effects, because every medicine has its own side effect. Just work with the doctor for cure. Take care.
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I am suffering from anxiety. Very bad thoughts came to my mind. How to get out of it?

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I am suffering from anxiety. Very bad thoughts came to my mind. How to get out of it?
Hi, what type of anxiety you have. Is it generalised or specific to something. Thought stopping techniques really works for that. Deep breathing also works. Check in which place the anxiety comes, be in that situation for more repeated time. The anxiety reduces. Regards
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I have diagnosed with osteopenia and I am smoking since 7 years is it related to it as I also diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or related to it please reply with medical reason.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist
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smoking is known risk factor for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Hyperthyroidism is also a lesser know risk factor. you can improve your bone density by quitting smoking and keep your thyroid levels under control.

Since six months I have become very short tempered. Get annoyed so early. Want to come out of this what should I do.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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You seem to have had a recent change in your behaviour since last 6 months. Essay irritability, anger outbursts, being short tempered etc can be signs of underlying unresolved stress or a mood disorder. You should better consult a psychiatrist with complete details of your problem so that a definitive diagnosis can be reached and a management can be planned for you. You may consult me online for any further queries and assistance.

Can I avoid my shyness by consulting a doctor? I am facing lot of problem because of shyness.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
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Can I avoid my shyness by consulting a doctor? I am facing lot of problem because of shyness.
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of crab apple + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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Hi I am unable to use my mind when I am in stress. Usually it happen in night. Can you help me how to think good in night. Please tell me.

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Homeopath
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Hi I am unable to use my mind when I am in stress. Usually it happen in night. Can you help me how to think good in n...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.

I am 17 years old. So many times I feel very low. And sleepy all the time. I am really concerned Bout my carrier. I am totally unable t0 study. I think I have to study a lot but totally helpless could not concentrate. Pls help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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I am 17 years old. So many times I feel very low. And sleepy all the time. I am really concerned Bout my carrier. I a...
There are a lot of things that will be going on with you at this age. This is the last time to resolve them too. It could also mean that some serious issue may be surfacing looking for treatment. So visit a counselor and discuss these matters. For concentration to improve do some of the following: I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. 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 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 mother has been suffering from schizophrenia for almost 36 years. Although she is on medication, yet she is nt able to live in a healthy way. I dnt think the treatment is working. She get these phases of relapse every year or whenever there is some important event . I want her to live a happy life and get well. I am searching for a good doctor who cn actually help .

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Dear lybrate user, it is very difficult to manage a person with schizophrenia. The care givers need lots of patience to deal with the person. It would help if you start counselling for your mother, along with the medication. It needs to be explored what is the trigger for her when there is some important event at home. I think even you and other people at home also need to seek help from the counsellor so that you are not drained out completely while looking after your mother. The counsellor will help you to manage her emotions and explore more resources for yourself. Take care.
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