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Dr. Sahana

M.Sc - Psychology

Psychologist, chennai

2 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
Dr. Sahana M.Sc - Psychology Psychologist, chennai
2 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Sahana is a trusted Psychologist in Ayanavaram, Chennai. She has been a successful Psychologist for the last 2 years. She is a M.Sc - Psychology . She is currently practising at New Line Facilitation in Ayanavaram, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sahana on Lybrate.com.

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M.Sc - Psychology - Avinashilingam Home Sciene College - 2015
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How long does cannabis stay in the body after smoking? Suggest!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Just for your information here?s what WebMD has to say: ?No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That?s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don?t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: ? Dizziness ? Shallow breathing ? Red eyes and dilated pupils ? Dry mouth ? Increased appetite ? Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you?re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.? It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ?cross hallucinations? i.e. for example, you can see sounds and hear colors!!!
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Doctor, I am a degree final year student. I have memory problems. I can not remember what I studied at the exams. What will be a solution?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are tense and stressed for sure and this makes remembering a problem. Meet with a counselor and deal with that situation for better memory. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 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 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 junk food.
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I worked during night only. So most of the time I remain sleepy and feels like don't have enough energy n memory power to think. I also have lots of stress. Will it b good for me to have revital?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I worked during night only. So most of the time I remain sleepy and feels like don't have enough energy n memory powe...
Supplements can not substitute healthy lifestyle and eating habits. Even if you work at night, incorporate some kind of exercise, jogging or yoga in your schedule. Generally, stress is when we are not able to do what you wish to do. Your day can ideally be divided into 3 parts of 8 hours each. 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of work and you would have atleast 4 hours you can spend on things you want to do. Write down all that you want to finish and check your sleeping hours. When you are working at odd hours, you tend to waste some time feeling - you don't have enough time. Plan and you will be able to accomodate some things in your schedule, if not everything.
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I am having constant recurring of negative thoughts it had ruptured my daily life I can't do stuff! Is it related to some sort of psychological illness.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having constant recurring of negative thoughts it had ruptured my daily life I can't do stuff! Is it related to ...
By focusing on past or anticipatings Negatively only Makes mind so depressed and worries, So avoid things on past and negativism.Be optimistic Focus one thing properly at a time Best Wishes
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I have problem of gastritis and also panic attacks. When my stomach is full with gas I am afraid and tension, stress is my problem some doctor's says you visit psychologist so give psychologist answer to me.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I have problem of gastritis and also panic attacks. When my stomach is full with gas I am afraid and tension, stress ...
Lybrate user gas and anxiety walks togather. They both can trigger each other. So you need you work on both the things. For gastric problem starts physical excersise late night foods should avoid. You can try anti acidity tablets after concerning your gp. For anxiety counselling is required. Get in touch for consultation.
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मैं सिगरेट पीने लगा हूं, मैं इसे छोडना चाहता हूं मगर ये छूट नही रही है आप बताइये मैं इससे छुटकारा कैसे पा सकता हूं ा

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may 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 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. 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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I am very much interested in sex. I am 28 years old. I see porn videos. I don't want to see these videos and want work on something important but I am unable to do that. Can you please help me on this. When I am in stress or depression porn videos helping me a lot. How can I overcome this problem?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
I am very much interested in sex. I am 28 years old. I see porn videos. I don't want to see these videos and want wor...
Dear, watching porn videos occassionally is not a crime or you don't have to worry about that. If you watch many porn videos in a same day, then it can be called addiction. Are you addicted in that sense? also understand, this addiction is mind based. So instead of calling it an addiction, we call it impulse reaction. Impulse reaction is a mental disorder and not a mental disease. Psychotherapy should clear your impulse reaction and please stop worrying about it. Take care,
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Sir I suffered from depression and anxiety. I am taking pexep cr 12.5 mg and half of risdone mt 0.5 mg .now I am fine but sometimes I feel like tired and weak and nervous and lack of concentration in study. So what can I do? Pls suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I suffered from depression and anxiety. I am taking pexep cr 12.5 mg and half of risdone mt 0.5 mg .now I am fine...
Meditation helps greatly. How meditation affects health? it has been scientifically proved that meditation not only helps the mind but also body because controlled mind and purification of consciousness leads to better lifestyle and improved habits of food, sleep etc which in turn leads to better overall health. Most diseases have their roots in uncontrolled mind and impure consciousness. So do transcendental meditation by finding and reading iskcon books, either from internet and/or from your nearest iskcon center.
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My mother is 85 years old. About a year back she picked up a quarrel in the neighbourhood who threatened to fire her house and kill her sons. Since then she is under depression and has left every routine work i. E. Cooking work, meditation etc. And even does not feel like hungry throughout the day. Is there any solution for bringing her back to normalcy. She has got very high bp also.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello; thanks for the query. Was your mother very active & absolutely normal before this incident took place? is she on any medications for high blood pressure? what you have described here is suggestive of depression & she needs psychiatrist consultation. You can revert back to me for further help. Good luck.
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I am a 22 year old female, suffering from stammering problems since 10 years. Please suggest some treatment for me. It's urgent.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Stammering could be because of ENT cause or psychological. However even if it is purely ENT also, nervousness, fear of embarrassed make it worse. You need therapy like desensitization to get over it. Try speaking in front of mirror, select the words which are difficult for you ,try replacing with alternate words, give pauses, try speaking like a newsreader etc. Finally, it is something which is not your fault so be fearless. You can also choose a career where speaking is not so important. Try also to use body parts to increase effect of communication.
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I am a 26 year old male. Lately I've been feeling unhappy, I have a good paying job, a good girlfriend, family but despite all this I don't feel the energy and happiness I used to feel. My mind is on a constant thinking mode and it never stops, I don't sleep well I don't feel like eating much (less than how it used to be earlier). My head feels heavy and I never feel fresh and not energetic. Also I don't feel anything, I feel numb to most of the things around me. Is it depression or any other r disease? How can I be normal? Please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am a 26 year old male. Lately I've been feeling unhappy, I have a good paying job, a good girlfriend, family but de...
Hi, Its is advised you show yourself to a psychiatrist your symptoms point out towards mild depression and it has nothing to do with having everything going perfect in life. It can happen to anyone just like BP, Sugar etc. The earlier its treated the better it is. Apart from that consult a psychologist for psychotherapy who will help you to manage your stress as a result of depression. I would like you to practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Practice it daily 15 minutes morning evening or whenever your consciousness is clouded with thoughts.
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Basically I am using mobile screen at an average of 5 hours a day I want to know that what arts the effects and also mention symptoms thanks.

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
Basically I am using mobile screen at an average of 5 hours a day I want to know that what arts the effects and also ...
Dear user. Using mobile for more than one hour could lead to eye strain and resulting eye problems, stress, anxiety, depression related other psychological problems etc. Please restrict the mobile usage. Take care.
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Having Suicidal Thoughts? These Tips Might Help!

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry , Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
Having Suicidal Thoughts? These Tips Might Help!

Although there is no single reason why someone may have suicidal tendencies, certain things can increase the risk. An individual is more likely to have suicidal thoughts if he has a mental health condition like depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The vulnerability also increases in cases of alcoholism, drug abuse or poor job security. It may not be possible to prevent suicidal thoughts, but keeping one's mind healthy with regular exercise, healthy eating and maintaining friendships can help one deal better with stress. 

It can be very upsetting, when someone says things which sound as if the person is considering suicide. One may not be sure what to do to help,  as to whether one should take talk of suicide seriously or if intervention might make the situation worse. Taking action is always the best choice. One of the best things one can do if someone is feeling suicidal is to encourage them to talk about their feelings and to listen to what they say. One can provide the best help by listening and not being judgemental. If the person has been diagnosed with a mental health condition like depression, one can take advice from his care team. 

One should avoid offering solutions. While listening, do not give in to the temptation of providing a solution. One should ask open ended questions so that the person remains in control and expresses his feelings. On the contrary, it will offer an opportunity to talk about feelings, which may reduce the risk of acting on suicidal feelings. Ensure that the person is not left on his own, if there is immediate danger. One cannot always tell when a loved one or friend is considering suicide, so one must be on the lookout for warning signs. The warning signs could be talking about suicide, buying or stocking pills, withdrawing from social life, increase in alcohol or drugs, personality changes like severely agitated and saying goodbye to people as if seeing them for the last time. It is also important that one does not make judgements about how a person is thinking or behaving. 

After listening to their feelings, one may feel that certain aspects of their thinking and behaviour are making their problems worse. But pointing this out will not be particularly helpful to them. Reassurance, respect and support will only help someone during these difficult periods. As a final note, one must realise that talking to someone about their feelings is not long lasting and can help them feel safe and secure temporarily. A professional help can provide the long-term support to help someone overcome their suicidal tendencies. That will the person to deal with the primary issues behind someone's suicidal thoughts, besides offering advice and support.

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M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad

Fight for the relationship not against your partner
Don't don't suppress feelings. Every marriage has its ups and downs. One must learn to accept that there will be times when ideas of partners collide to create negative emotions. You will need to be calm and express yourself. It is very important to express your emotions.
Unspoken assumptions and hidden meanings lead to greater misunderstandings. Clear things within a reasonable time span. Do not wait for the new year to sort things out.
Intimacy cannot be ascertained by frequency of sex. A gentle caress, holding of hands or a mere eye contact can be sensual too.
Instead of spewing anger at your partner after a fight, sleep over it. You may want to express in a toned down manner the next day. How you say things can be more damaging than what you actually say.
Actions speak louder than words at times. In case you cannot get yourself to say sorry to your spouse, you can say it by actions. Something as simple as putting on your spouse's favorite music or slipping in a piece of chocolate into his/her bag can send the right message.
It's very essential to move on. Do not hang on to grudges or bring a controversial matter again after you've buried the hatchet.
Please give your partner space. If your partner needs to be left alone for a while, you must respect that.
Never speak ill about your partner's family. If your partner is frustrated with his/her parents, just lend a patient ear. Do not add comments that show his/her parents in bad light.
Your partner can be a great companion. Empathy and communication are very essential for a happy marriage.
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I am 16 years old girl, want to quit smoking.what should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Only strong will power and changing mind when you crave for smoke by reading or taking a walk or chewing nicorette chewing gum. There are some medicines also you can ask me privately.
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I am 26 year old female. I have suffered mentally. Some time I lugging and then crying again lugging in sleep

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
From the given information (though the information is not much clear and conclusive) it seems that you are disappointed or depressed. I think you should provide more information regarding your psychological problems. I will help you overcome those. Take care.
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I can not concentrate in studies now. My exams r coming near about. What should I do for it. I forget things. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Hello sir, I am male 23 years old, I just shifted in mumbai with my family. From last 23 years I was living in delhi. Now I am feelings alone with my family my siblings everyone with me. Please give me some suggestions how can I managed with this problem. I am waiting.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Hello sir, I am male 23 years old, I just shifted in mumbai with my family. From last 23 years I was living in delhi....
You are going to feel isolated like this for some time as one always keeps comparing delhi with bombay. Once you realise that apples cant be compared with oranges, your issue would start resolving. Also in mumbai one has to take an initiative in introducing ourselves to people and then you would surely get the returns.
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