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Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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
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; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan is a popular Psychiatrist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan at A N N Hospital in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sangeetha Sankarnarayanan on Lybrate.com.

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One point at upper side of sternum pains a lot when I press it with a little force. Can you tell what is it and how can I get rid of it?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
One point at upper side of sternum pains a lot when I press it with a little force. Can you tell what is it and how c...
1.Take crocin 500mg one tablet sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets daily 2.Apply volini gel twice daily 3.Give warm compress locally 4. Take rest 5.Consult doctor,if no relief
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For e. G lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. 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
For e. G lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. ...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I haven't been able to sleep for two days and I am having severe body pains I had used many remedies but didn't work please help me!

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I haven't been able to sleep for two days and I am having severe body pains I had used many remedies but didn't work ...
* generalized aches and pains are one of the most common symptoms of influenza. * additional common causes for aches and pains include exercise, stress, depression, and drug side effects, electrolyte imbalances like too little potassium or calcium. * treatment depends on the underlying cause. * be sure to get plenty of sleep and try to reduce stress. * yoga and meditation are excellent ways to help you sleep and relax. * if this doesn't work, kindly go for your body check up. * body ache should not be taken lightly if it exceeds 3 days regards!
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Sir, I am 21. In past I had personality disorders. After coming out of them. One day suddenly my father told me as psycho in front of all the people from there onwards. I started feeling as everybody say as mad to me I have no strengths to speak with them and more than that I lost common since means for what things I should responding and shouldn't respond more than that I am not getting erection even I am using tadafil-10mg. Please give me solution.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Sir, I am 21. In past I had personality disorders. After coming out of them. One day suddenly my father told me as ps...
Relax, dear lybrate user. I think you are exaggerating small things into greater proportions. Of course, I understand that your father must not have uttered that word even when you are alone. The only thing you can do with this is to forgive him and explain him how you hurt because of him, and also make a humble reqeuest not to do it again. Then, the people in front of whom your father used that word are busy with their life businness and issues. In fact, both your father and other people must have forgotten that incident. Moreover, people are more aware than ever before that human beings are equally susceptible to have psychological problems as they have physical diseases. Hence, the social stigma attached with mental illness is loosing its value, so your worry about all these things are only waste of time and energy. Since you are only 21, you must be an unmarried. Then, where is the necessity to use tadafil for erectile dysfunction. If you tried sex with a woman and failed, there may arise a question of erectile dysfunction. I think it might be your self-medication which is not a healthy trend. One or 2 sessions of counseling will make a difference, I feel, get an appoint with a psychlogical counsellor at the earliest.
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Hi. I'm 25 year old woman. I'm suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, fear and depression from past 1 year. My doctor has prescribed me betacap 40 (at morning) and prothiaden 25 (at night), he has also prescribed lonazep 0.25 if I get a panic attack. I have heard that one of the side-effect of lonazep is that it increases the suicidal thoughts in people is it true? I cannot handle that side effect. I have ready suffered from those thoughts. please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi. I'm 25 year old woman. I'm suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, fear and depression from past 1 year. My doctor...
There are no side effects please take that out of your mind otherwise as it is that fear will not let you survive adequately. Anxiety is curable and follow the medication prescribed by doctor it will start showing its effects slowly and slowly medicines will be tapered. If you are so fearful of side effects you ask you doctor to change it.
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I have suffering the thing that i am always be hated by my friends and family, why.?

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I have suffering the thing that i am always be hated by my friends and family, why.?
Create self esteem by keeping good and friendly company keep stress down with yoga. Pranyama. Listen to others view point don't be aggressive. Meditate and sleep well and eat balanced diet.
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I get depressed for every situation. I loose confidence for any kind of situation.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I get depressed for every situation. I loose confidence for any kind of situation.
1. Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3. Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4. Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5. Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6. Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7. Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8. Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9. Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10. Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11. Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less?
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I have acute mental stress and regular pulpitation and i am taking anti depression medicine and cardio preventive medicine but my mental tension is not curing .Tell me what i do.Laways i feel that there may be heart attack immedietly and suddenly my anxiety increase.No releif from medicine.Please suggest?

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 Azam, You need to get educated about anxiety and panic attacks. The more you know the more you will be relieved. Due to anxiety attacks you will never have heart attacks because anxiety is body's natural defense mechanism. Don't worry and take care.
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I am 47 years old married man. I have taking daily half bottle whisky for last 20 years now I want to leave. So please help me what I should do?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Start t ab topirol 50 mg at night. Tab larpose2mg at night. Cap benfomet plus once a day. Report after 7 days
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I am chandan kumar 36 yrs old male. I have Depressive disorders from last 3 months.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am chandan kumar 36 yrs old male. I have Depressive disorders from last 3 months.
You must meet with a counselor first and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor too. Please do so immediately. You must investigate if the origin of this problem is from childhood or of recent origins. If it is recent, you will be able to pin-point the episode. If not, talk to your parents and see if they remember any incidents from your childhood, even in prenatal life, of any contributing factors. The counselor will be able to help out with this information. You can follow these simple rules too: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back, if you are not married already. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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.
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I am 40 years old female. I am a divorcee, have 8 years old son and I stay with my parents. I waa very close to my mother n have lost her recently. After 3 months of ICU stay she passed away on 14 september. All these days I was with her in hospital but till now I am unable to accept that she is no more. I am unable to sleep, cry endlessly. I many times also feel that someone around. Have lost interest on everything. I tried taking sedatives n anti depressants but nothing is working. What should I do?

B.A. Hons . Psychology, MA Psychological Counseling, EDM Psychological Counseling, Trauma Specialist, MPhil Clincal Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am 40 years old female. I am a divorcee, have 8 years old son and I stay with my parents. I waa very close to my mo...
Dear Lybrate user, Thanks for contacting us. It seems like you are going through a great loss and it makes a lot of sense that you are feeling very sad and have a hard time accepting that she is no more. Losing a loved one is a painful experience and it might feel like it's never going to be better. It was only less than two months since she passed away though, so give yourself some time. Allow yourself to feel sad, angry, hopeless - whatever feelings might be there - and then move on. Take your time. Things will change, even though it might not feel like it. Everyone deals with grief differently and there are no right or wrong ways, but there are ways to cope with the pain that might help you. Connecting with others might help you heal. Have you tried talking to others who have experienced something similar? There are support groups of people who are all experiencing a loss of a loved one who can help each other cope with their loss and grief. They often find that they are not only supported by others who can understand them, but also realise that others need them too. If you feel the need to talk to one of us we can certainly set up a session online to do the same. Else do contact a psychologist at Aurangabad to help you process your grief. I hope this was helpful for you. All the best!
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Hello. I would like to know how can a person prepare to take a patient under depression to the doctor when he is not ready, thinking he/she is perfectly fine and does not need help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is the problem with a lot of people who suffer from various mental disorders: they do not accept that there is a problem and do not cooperate, as a result. I guess you have tried many possible ways. There is one option to explore: take her/his parents to meet with a psychiatrist, with all the relevant information from that person?s childhood to date. Ask the doctor if you could administer the medication to the patient, if prescribed, very subtly to be mixed into her food or drink. This might affect the mood of the patient to become more amenable to seeing the doctor over some time. Otherwise you will have to wait for the condition to become severe that she is not in a position to even decide. But that entails the risk of the patient becoming chronic and adverse to medical intervention. The last option is to take her by force, which should be employed under really impossible circumstances.
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I Am presently in class xii & preparing for aipmt, aiims & board exams I m now more focused on my boards than any other competition exams. So please give proper advice for my boards and also write the reference book' s name. I need your help. Please also write the methods be focus on studies and avoid internet. My biggest problem is to manage maths and biology together as maths is compulsory with biology at my school.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
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. Take care.
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I am 35 years old and suffering with sinus and allergy problems like sneezing all the time I had operation 2 years back and I feel that my through is filled with water like I have given up smoking 1 year back.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Mr, lybrate-user if you have been operated earlier than I have some thing for you and read this carefully, sinus is a normal roomy structure around nasal cavity its infection called sinusitis, if a person suffering from nasal obstruction along with sinusitis and mild to moderate nasal allergies it means most probably he is suffering from dns (deviated nasal septum. Nasal obstruction is because of the deviated portion of the nasal septum (this is the bony partition of the nose cavity. Allergies are because of the hampered muco-ciliary mechanism (normally mucus is produced in the nose to moisten our nose cavity, oral cavity, and help food bolus to move downward, this mucus is basically moves on the cilia of the nasal mucosa) this mechanism gets hampered and mucus start accumulating in the nose and sinus cavity which is why thick mucus comes from nose in patients of nose obstruction and person develops sinusits. When a surgeon removes the nasal septum deviation has not been removed properly the symptoms persists, and patient thinks that the nose bone has again regrown. It is not because of regrowth but because of half surgery done or due to the non removal of the deviation (reason can be many) nowadays nasal septal deviation can be removed endoscopic-ally.
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I have a social anxiety and I face difficulty in conversion with others. So,what I do.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I have a social anxiety and I face difficulty in conversion with others. So,what I do.
Hello Lybrate user. Try the following 1.Pay attention to your breathing—don't hold your breath 2. Challenge negative thinking and unrealistic expectations 3.Get moving—short bursts of movement, several times a day, can reduce anxiety 4. Use sensory input, such as relaxing and uplifting music, to calm yourself 5. Challenge your fear of others by making face-to-face contact with friendly people. 6.Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to work the best for treating social anxiety disorder. 7.Medication is helpful with counselling. Consult a psychiatrist for the same.
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Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day . I did smoking from past 2 months . All I want to know is I am feeling a little pain in my chest , in the middle of the chest . The pain is felt in the bone ,in the middle of the chest from where ribs starts. Please suggest me any measure or is that is any symptoms of any health related problem ! And another question is . Is there any risk of developing lungs cancer ? And also tell me the exercise to neglect the effects of smoking without giving it up. thanks Sagar Srivastav.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day .
I did smoking from past 2 months .
All I want to kno...
There is no way you can nullify the harmful effects of smoking without giving it up. You can try nicotine gums and patches if you wish to abstain. Smoking for 2 months, generally does not predispose to cancer, but it is never too soon, to develop cancer. It generally does not sound like cancer yet, but I would still advise to quit smoking. Its uncool.
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I'm 28y n a lawyer. I feel so much fear in my daily life. Can't bear tension. With casual matter I totally break down. Getting exited always n always in depression. Do not have any confidence in me. I wanna mentally strong. I want to face the world bravely. Pls direct me d way to solve these. I'm in deep trouble.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm 28y n a lawyer. I feel so much fear in my daily life. Can't bear tension. With casual matter I totally break down...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches.
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How I can increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

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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62+ M. Diabetic and hypertensive and under treatment for 20 years. Presently having diabetic neuropathy. Advice.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Control sugar profile, daily walk, take diabetic diet, more salads in food, take multivitamins with vit B6, B12, and folate, take extra care of numb areas of your body, get glycosylated Hb checked three monthly and take diabetic medicines regularly.
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How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving lecture. How to come out this problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving l...
One powerful way to build confidence is by practicing self-compassion. “Self-compassion means we have our own best interests at heart,” Welford said. “We learn to support ourselves in the same way that we would support a friend or relative.” But this might sound utterly impossible to you, especially if you’re more used to beating yourself up. Many of us treat ourselves like the enemy. We regularly judge, criticize and condemn ourselves. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned. Here’s how. Self-Compassionate Techniques There are many exercises for practicing self-compassion. “We are all different and what is important is to find something that works for you,” Welford said. Here are several techniques to try. 1. Write a compassionate letter to yourself. When doing this exercise, Welford shares several guidelines in her book, including: Validate your feelings and the reasons you’re struggling; remember that millions of people struggle with their self-confidence; remember that everyone struggles, in general (it simply means being human); and try to be understanding, accepting and nonjudgmental. Write a supportive letter to yourself from the perspective of a compassionate person (someone who has your best interests and well-being at heart). You can start the letter with this sentence: “I am sorry that you are having a difficult time at the moment and are struggling to build your self-confidence.” Another option is to “write a letter to yourself from an older, wiser, compassionate you. What would you say to yourself now, and what would a compassionate future look like?” Welford writes. 2. Focus on your well-being. For Welford this exercise is most helpful. First, she engages in “soothing breathing,” an exercise that “aims to bring calmness and a sense of inner warmth and well-being to the mind and body.” According to Welford, it involves: finding a place that’s distraction-free; sitting in a relaxed “yet alert posture;” and closing your eyes or lowering your gaze. “Rather than counting your inhalations and exhalations, let your body find a breathing rhythm that is soothing for it.” When your mind naturally wanders, gently bring it back to your practice. Then Welford asks herself: “What can I do for myself today that will make tomorrow a better day?” For instance, instead of mindlessly watching TV, she might go for a walk or call a friend. 3. Take action. As you build your self-confidence, what are your goals? What would you like to work on? Welford has worked with individuals who’ve set such goals as: meeting new people, speaking in public, asking for help, stopping needless apologizing, expressing their emotions to others and saying yes (or no). Once you have your goals, break them down into small, specific steps in increasing difficulty. Next, brainstorm how you can prepare for the situation, such as practicing soothing breathing and writing a compassionate letter to yourself; the obstacles that might come up; and how you’ll navigate those obstacles.
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