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Dr. Sakunthala Suresh Kumar.

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Sakunthala Suresh Kumar. Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Sakunthala Suresh Kumar. is a renowned Psychiatrist in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can visit her at K.J.Hospital-Research & Postgraduate Center in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sakunthala Suresh Kumar. on Lybrate.com.

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My wife and myself facing continuously illness and my friends got success but I remain behind the success so I have always depression what can I do to recover all these things.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My wife and myself facing continuously illness and my friends got success but I remain behind the success so I have a...
Do not compare your struggle and success with others. Do your own good and wait for results. It will work.
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I think i'm suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. Its been over 3 years that I suffer from this. The problem is that, I unknowingly look at peoples private body parts and from then I cannot communicate to them. The fear of making people creepy always render and im afraid to show up in social functions. Earlier it was easier to deal with it ,but now its going out of control. Next month ,its ma sisters wedding & im totally losing it. I need help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs". However, there are many other examples like u said about obsession to c private parts. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly.
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Lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping the myself all the time can you suggest me what to do.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping the myself all the time can you sugges...
DEAR SHIVAM ANYBODY COMING TO THIS WORLD HAS TO GO! MANY TIMES KNOWING ALL THIS VERY WELL WE STILL COULD NOT APPLY TO OUR OWN-SELF. I WD SGGST YOU TO START HAVING A VERY DISCIPLINED LIFESTYLE WITH REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES LIKE WALK, YOGA ...WITH WHICH YOU ARE COMFORTABLE. PLEASE DO THIS FOR YOURSELF & THE CLOSE-PERSON YOU LOST WD BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU LEADING A FULFILLING & USEFUL LIFE! WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST!
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Dealing With Someone Suffering From Depression

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dealing With Someone Suffering From Depression

Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should, most people still live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression. There is often a delay in opting for the treatment because of the social taboo associated with depression.

Depression makes a person miserable, disappointed, restless or numb for long and tedious timeframes, and is debilitating, particularly when they can't demonstrate their feelings and worries to anybody. It can meddle with their productivity and can become a concern not only in workplaces, but also in social circles.

So here's how to deal with a friend or family member in a depressed state of mind:

  1. Be considerate: Do understand that depression doesn't mean" trouble". Melancholy is a condition with an assortment of side effects like exhaustion, confused mind state and rest issues. These are all side effects of melancholy. Crabbiness is an exceptionally basic side effect, which once in a while is encountered by many individuals, and can lead to an expanded sensitivity. Normally, it's difficult to be sympathetic with someone who is behaving grumpily. But you need to make a conscious effort to still see the positive in depressed individuals and lead them to hope.
  2. Encourage and support: Try not to shame people for being negative. Dejection changes the world into a scene of pessimism. Discouraged individuals don't just focus on the negatives, but they also disregard the positives.
  3. Do validate: Approval can help manage a depressed state, and can wean a friend or family member out of depression. Remember that someone with dejection is not living in the same universe as you. The laws that oversee your universe don't exist in theirs.Depressed individuals require your understanding, your empathy, and your affection, considerably more when they are having a troublesome day, week or month. It is hard, but possible. Discouraged individuals value a positive backing in particular.
  4. Never say 'you're too much': When someone with depression is told "you're too much" particularly by somebody near them, it can send them spiralling into blame and nervousness and bitterness. Being encouraging and empowering is likewise useful.
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My son is 16 years old but he is not interested in social occasions withdraws himself to talk to people, he does not concentrate , does not have much interest in life , very lazy or else he is very good person.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Involve him in sports by setting up n example. Make a healthy atmosphere of outdoor activities at home. Tv should be restricted. Push him to grounds for some activity. Your job will be done.
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How to increase brain capacity.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, 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. 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. Please post a private question to me and I shall provide you with easy and effective learning methods. Take care.
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M 27 female. I love a person who younger then me. His age 21 we both love each other. I cannot live without him. Can you please suggest any age problem with our relationship. I want to Marry him and his also. But now he is studying. Usne apne ghar par mere bare mein bhi bataya hai ki main badi hu usse but 1-2 saal jyada ni. Kya aage chalkar age issue matter karega. Please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
For a couple to stay together, emotional, intellectual and sexual compatibility matters a lot. What you both think about this age gap and you being older, matters a lot. Do you think, you can think about him as an equal partner and not someone younger to you, after you get married? because otherwise you will keep" mothering" him and the relation may suffer. It is also important for you to understand what you both want from life. Talk to him about his expectations from his spouse, about his dreams, etc and talk to him about your expectations and dreams. Also think, that in case you both have some opposition from your respective families, then would you still like to go ahead with this relation? sexual compatability can be a major cause of concern. Please discuss about it with him. If possible, go to a marriage counsellor. Then it will be easier for you to take this decision.
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Hello sir, I am suffering from body pains at last one week. Like back pain, legs pain, hands nees pain. Am soo sad of this pains. What can I do please tell me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello sir, I am suffering from body pains at last one week. Like back pain, legs pain, hands nees pain. Am soo sad of...
Hello, Body pain may be due to 1. fever 2. abrupt start or stop of exercise 3. Any other medical disease like Anemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem 4. Vit D deficiency 5. Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency 6.Stress/ anxiety 7. Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. Measure your temperature and tell me reading 4. Bathing may also reduce body pain 5. Avoid stress i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) Kindly consult me/ Physician for further management
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Some time pain is coming in both side of shoulders-blade. Some time coming in one side. If try bend neck towards down and tried touch chest. Some pain is coming in my body below neck.Please tell.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Some time pain is coming in both side of shoulders-blade. Some time coming in one side. If try bend neck towards down...
Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Take frequent breaks at work. Core strengthening exercises. Use cervical pillow.
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Hi doctor. Meri 8years ki daughter hai. Mujhe uska behaviour kabhi kabhi thik nahi lagta vo 8years ki kid ke jaise sincere nahi hai. Usse jaldi kuch samajh nahi aata hai. Humme bahut tension hoti hai kya usse koyi problem to nahi hai.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Dear , if a child of 08 yrs age does not have enough maturity, then it should be taken seriously. If teachers and relatives also have same opinion about your child, then you should be alert. Firstly the child should be evaluated for iq and behavioural problem if any. I advise you to go to a psychiatrist/ child psychiatrist/ any centre for national institute of mental health nearby your city at the earliest. Taking expert's help at this stage will be a desirable step.
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Hello, I am vedika 18 years. I just want to improve my concentration and sitting capacity to study. I usually study for 1 to 2 hrs. After that I get bored then I just keeps my books away so please suggest something. That increase my concentration.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi , Do'nt worry short term intervals are good for your studies. For improving your concentration at first you have to eliminate all the distractions from your study room. Try to take one task at a time. Our attention is limited, when you try to do several things at one time, then you necessarily have to divide your attention. Try to focus on the task at hand, if you are reading a book ask yourself how would you summarize it, and then try to recall it. Meditation is also helpful for improving your concentration. Thanks.
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My age is 23 year and I m student. I have a problem relating to understand any topic. I read and learn all the topics but after some weeks or months forget all. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.Thanks.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bhiwadi
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Take homoeopathy medicine ignitia amara in 30 potency 7 30 no. Globules 3 times a day without water 15 min after meal for 4 weeks.
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I am 23 years old student ,spends about 10 12 hours in studying. My mother used to fight a lot because of which I am broken mentally and can not concentrate at all ,sometimes negative thoughts also comes in. What should I do to relieve my brain?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, thanks for writing in. I can understand the kind of situation you are in. Besides the problems at home, the burden of studies must also be taking a toll on you. The negative thoughts you are reporting are probably representative of an impending depressive episode. Right now what you can do is meet a trusted friend or relative and share your burden. Do not neglect food and sleep. If you lose time because of family quarrels, do not try to compensate by reducing sleep. That would be a terrible mistake. Please understand this. On the contrary you must be sleeping at least 7-8 hours. Our own research as well as research across the world has clearly shown that sleeping less impairs memory as well as academic performance. It can also reduce your coping abilities and increase irritability leading to more quarrels. I would suggest that you consult an expert at the earliest so that the need for medicines can also be assessed and started if needed. There appears to be a high chance that you might need medicines. Thanks.
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I am harshita and I am 20 years old. At this age only I feels like my body is paining badly wh. Whats should I do to improve my body strength.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am harshita and I am 20 years old. At this age only I feels like my body is paining badly wh. Whats should I do to ...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is 1. Take 6 dried figs 2. Take 30 g raisins 3. Soak both in water overnight 4. Eat in 2 doses through the next day Causes: • Excessive physical activity • Skipping meals • Fasting • Emotional stress • Genetic factors • Hyper-active thyroid leading to frequent bowel movement • Inability to absorb food causing loss of fat This is very helpful.
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Hi I was cheated by my bf n v broke up 2 years back but still I am unable to move on and I still think about him. What to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hi I was cheated by my bf n v broke up 2 years back but still I am unable to move on and I still think about him.
Wha...
Stop all contact with him. Delete his number from mobile, unfriend him on FB. Discard all the things related to him. Always try to remain in friends company. Or try to busy yourself in some activity. For counselling help do consult.
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Hi, I have become superstitious ex if I do not do that then something bad will happen and things like that plus I think about the unusual things .please tell me how to remove these things from my life.

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
Hi, I have become superstitious ex if I do not do that then something bad will happen and things like that plus I thi...
Dear Lybrate user. Being extremely superstitious and being anxious and apprehensive about a superstitious belief, comes under obsession and anxiety disorder. If you really have grave superstitious beliefs and related apprehension and anxiety, you will need Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT will help you overcome these issues. Take care.
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How to make our body fit and energetic and concentrate more in studies which is my main problem faced by me so please reply to my query please please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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.
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Hi i' m a software techy, 32 years of old. I feel more or less depressed on and off with or without reasons. I can' t enjoy lighter side of life and always feel unhappy about career, life, future.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Please meet a counsellor and psychiatrist in your city to identify the root cause of depression. Life is full of stress. But how you look and respond to stress will help you to deal with it. Exercise, sleep well, eat healthy, have social friendships which are genuine and meaningful. Click on private chat to consult me for stress management.
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Dear Doctor, I'm feeling fear psychosis for everything. I fear to take bath, I fear to drive my car, I'm not able to take lunch/dinner alone because of unknown fear. I am not able to sleep because of unknown fear having no reason, thinking that what would happen if I sleep. I feel a strange kind of fear if I stay alone. Sweating comes out abnormally. Sometimes, I feel very depressed. I'm not able to concentrate anything. Moreover, I do something, need immediate result. I loose my control to wait for the result. About 1.5 years back I was having acute pain all over my lower limbs. I had undergone with various tests & medicines but nothing cured me. Alternatively, having no alternative, gone for electro-homeopathic treatment. I was cured. I'm a diabetic & taking glypride-1000 mg regularly after dinner. Please suggest to overcome from this phobia.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Dear Doctor, I'm feeling fear psychosis for everything. I fear to take bath, I fear to drive my car, I'm not able to ...
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user no as you asked about your problems related to your nervous system and unknown fearing are relatively linked with your nervous system and anxiety, depression. I would like to advise you to follow regular daily routines of getting all dietary measures and daily behaviours as well as exercise and yoga. You may learn yoga from any yoga teacher and practice daily. However you may engage yourself in any work. You may practice meditation twice daily then you feel better result.
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