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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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I am 62 years male. Recently I have developed a phobia of height. When I use lift or stand above certain height like walking on a bridge and roof top and even travelling on a height makes me fear. Having a feeling for fear when think or climbing or travelling on height. What is this? and How it can be cured.

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 62 years male.  Recently I have developed a phobia of height.  When I use lift or stand above certain height lik...
Dear , please don't worry sir. During our life time, we come across many fears and troubles. We, being human beings, are capable to overcome any such problems. Majority of such problems and fears are for short duration. Your present phobia could also be for some days or weeks.
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Is psychosis is cure able disease If it is cure able then tell me what medicine should I take because it irritate me a lot.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Is psychosis is cure able disease
If it is cure able then tell me what medicine should I take because it irritate me ...
Psychosis is an umbrella term denoting a mental disorder marked by disordered personality or distorted view of the reality. It is not a particular mental illness. In comparison to physical deseases some forms of psychses are curable and some others are only manageable by means of medical and psychiatric interventions, psychotherapy etc.
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BEING POSITIVE

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
BEING POSITIVE

Being positive is the best thing you can do for yourself!

Do you see life as a blessing, an opportunity or a burden? the answer to this question plays a significant role in shaping your existence as it decides your outlook towards life. Being positive or optimistic is highly beneficial for your psychological and physical well-being. Positive thinking is an idea that not only drives you towards success, but also makes way for happiness in your life. 

Cultivating positivity is undoubtedly the best thing you can do for yourself as it makes your life worth living, besides delivering a bunch of health benefits.

Here are 6 of them.

1. Gives you a longer life span

A positive outlook not only keeps you happy, but also increases your life expectancy by manifold in comparison to people with pessimistic thoughts. A recent dutch study analysed the thought patterns of people for 9 years to come to this conclusion. According to this study, which was published in jama psychiatry, people with a generally pessimistic approach have decreased life expectancy by 55%. 

2. Increases good cholesterol level
A research was conducted in 2013 by harvard school of public health to find the link between optimism and cholesterol levels. The study was carried out among middle-aged people and it revealed that that optimistic thought patterns indicated increased levels of “good” cholesterol.

3. Boosts your immune system
Researchers are of the opinion that people who cultivate positive thoughts show a stronger immune response in comparison to people who associate themselves with negative emotions.

4. Increases your confidence
Having positive thoughts can be very advantageous for you as it teaches you to feel good about yourself. This encourages you to try new things and accept challenges more heartily, which in turn boosts your confidence level drastically. Increased self confidence drives you towards success and enhances your performance in all phases of life.

5. Helps you cope with stress better
Studies show that when optimists face a situation, which is not in their favour, they focus more on solving the problem instead of getting disappointed or frustrated. Positive thoughts make you enthusiastic and teach you to deal with any stressful situation with a smile, thereby helping you to work your way out of a crisis. It has also been observed that positive thinking among adolescents acts as a source of protection against depression and behavioural problems commonly faced during teenage.

6. Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
A recent study conducted by the american heart association, and published in its journal circulation, showed that people who depicted a positive attitude towards life had decreased their chances of getting heart diseases by 73% in comparison to their pessimistic counterparts. According to researchers, this happens because optimism leads people towards a healthier lifestyle, comprising of a balanced diet and a proper exercise regime. Moreover, optimistic people also have the improved ability to deal with stress, which further points towards a healthy existence.
 

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I am 63 yes chronic sufferer of insomnia I b s vague fear anxiety depression. I b s rushes with urgency/can't reach toilet in time. No smell/taste. Facing all this from past 10 years. Losing interest in life. C B t/meditation useless. Want some medicine to stop immediately urge to empty bowels. Sometimes will not allow reaching bathroom. Please help me with good medicine for above.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 63 yes chronic sufferer of insomnia I b s vague fear anxiety depression. I b s rushes with urgency/can't reach t...
Please take Nux vom 30 - thrice daily for next 2 weeks and give a feedback. Take balance diet No food from outside If your are taking any medicines - that needs to be re-verified by your consulting Doctor if this requires any change. Take good sleep and think less.
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I'm 41 years old, have very bad addition of smoking and chewing guthka. Now days i'm facing problems of chest pain and breathing. I feel tired very fast always feel jam and blocked in chest. please help if any homeopathic medication.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I'm 41 years old, have very bad addition of smoking and chewing guthka. Now days i'm facing problems of chest pain an...
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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I m a 26yrs working girl I have a fear of loneliness I can't sleep properly from 2 months. I always think abt negative things which surrounded me. please help me otherwise I have choose the option of suicide.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually you are going through a lot of stress these days and the main reason for this is that you are not sharing this problem with your near ones.Suicide is not the solution and be bold as you will find the solution inside you only,
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I am 64 years old I am a regular consumer of alcohol for the past 40 years my daily intake is approx 350 mls of hard liquor I ONLY drink in the evenings, NEVER EVER DURING THE DAY TIME along with my drinks I only smoke 3 cigarettes Please kindly advise as what tonics I can take to maintain and prevent damage Thank you.

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 user. I can understand. I am really sorry. There are no tonics available to keep your health intact or maintained when you continue taking liquor and cigarettes. 350 ml per day is almost half a bottle or 6 large. This is too much a daily dose. Please quit drinking and smoking. Then we can think about tonics to restore your health. Take care.
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Now a days I feel like no body love. Anyone don't care about me. I am so much depressed. Actually I have given drop ths years for entrance preparation. So I have to stay at home. And I feel like its like a jail for me. Its feel like I can't breath. Just I feel like to any where from my home. And always my head becomes too hot n my headache starts. Sometime I can't bear it. N if anyone scold me I get angry n fight with everyone in the house.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Now a days I feel like no body love. Anyone don't care about me. I am so much depressed. Actually I have given drop t...
It is the mental state of teen age. You should focus on your study as taking it as playing. The problem might be shared with your parent, they will rescue. At the same time from your statement it may be that you are anemic and also craved for salty food. If it is then there has enough scope of treatment in homoeopathy which is also required for correction of your mental state of disappointment. Urgently contact as JEE/NEET is ahead.
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I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?
In your age group it is normal. See to it that you keep these thoughts under control. Muster up courage and build strong will power.
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Please prescribe me some medicine of high quality to overcome from staggering and stammering.

Masters in Audiology And Speech Language Pthology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user I am sure your speech is affecting your day to day communication when needed, I am extremely sorry to say stammering cannot be cured with any medications, you need to attend speech therapy to make your speech better.
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It's been 6 months that I have suffered from depression. This is my second episode. I was well for around for a week recently. But from past 3 days I am experiencing severe symptoms of depression. I am a medical student. I want to know if I am able to return to normal mood and do my studies. My exams coming up in 2 months. I am thinking of dying today. My maternal uncle and paternal auntil and grandmother committed su cider because of psychiatric illness. I need professional advice and want to know if I can continue my studies or should I quit it.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It's been 6 months that I have suffered from depression. This is my second episode. I was well for around for a week ...
There's no need to quit your studies. Even if people in your family have committed suicide it doesn't mean that you have to too. There are many members in your family who are alive and working and facing the problems of their life bravely. You must see a psychiatrist and counsellor for your depression and continue to take medications for a long time as it looks like genetic in your case. Counselling will help you to learn to challenge some of your outdated beliefs and help you to regain hope, worthiness and focus on your strengths to build up your self image. Counselling too needs to be long term. Cbt will be very useful for you along with mindfulness meditation. Please look into your diet as diet plays a vital role in mental health problems. Exercise regularly within your capacity and sun yourself everyday as vit d is usually less in depression patients. Sleep well for 7-8 hrs every night. Removing distractions and add music etc which is conducive to sleep. Keep up with your social life and look at life objectively and humor. Keep company of happy and progressive people who like to solve problems actively. Homeopathy and ayurveda also have excellent remedies for depression and associated symptoms.
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Gud evng. I have problem of high bp. I feel so irritated nd uneasy. Restless. So I hv to take mdcn of bp. Sometimes. I also take the medcn of depression. Wen I feel very much stress. Or in depression The mdcn I take in case of depression is fluanxol. 5 mg. I want to avoid these medicines. Of Bp me depression Wat should I do to avoid these medicines?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Gud evng. I have problem of high bp.
I feel so irritated nd uneasy. Restless. So I hv to take mdcn of bp. Sometimes. ...
If your bp is because of hereditary reasons, you might have to continue the medication for life long. But you can control your bp with help of proper diet, yoga and meditation. Regarding the depression, do no take medication without consulting a doctor. Also contact a counsellor/psychogherapist who will help you to come out of your depression.
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Sir I have some problem chest pain and leg pains and body pains how to solve my problem any solution sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I have some problem chest pain and leg pains and body pains how to solve my problem any solution sir.
1. It could be due to deficiency of vitamin d3 2. Get your blood examined for vitamin d3, b12, calcium 3. Consult physician with report for advice and treatment.
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I have a boyfriend and I am in the relation for about 5 years. He is very serious about me and loves me truly. But I feel disrespected most of the times. I feel I am not given the importance. There are many incidents which make me feel so. He never admits his mistakes. Never apologises. He does not take any efforts to convince me or try to talk to me when m angry or upset. On the other hand I take extra efforts when he is angry. He just ignores talking to me in that situation. When hes out with his friends I give him all his space and do not disturb him in betn by my calls or msgs. Only thing I tell him is to cum home early at least by 12 or 12: 30 am. But he never listens to me. It really irritates me. If I talk to him calmly about my issues he is always upto proving himself right. I wait for him till 3 am just to see if he reaches home safely but even if I call him hes very casual and does not respect or appreciate what I do for him. I have already been in tough stages of life since I lost my Brother. I really get frustrated sad and upset most of the times. I get worried about the future. Kindly advice me on how to make him realize my worth. How to control getting angry and be casual if he does not listen to me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
There is no point clinging onto this fellow, committed relationship will work when both the partners respect each other and work towards maintaining the bond. In ur case it seems like a one sided hard work. Think deeply and decide, all the best
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I had a fun life a year ago. Had two close friends, a girl and a boy. We used to hangout with our friends every week and party quite frequently. We were too close as we shared many ups and downs of our lives together. But then I started liking the girl knowing the fact that those two love each other. And this somehow led me to become frustrated, irritated and reckless, which, at the end, resulted in a fight with them. The boy already left to his hometown 6 months back. I have been in touch with the girl, but always failed to behave normally to her. Now even she is leaving the city and moving back to her hometown. A lot of things coming into my mind, sadness, frustration, guilty and many more. This is effecting my work. Also, I feel directionless about my future. Having a difficult time. Feeling depressed. Can someone please help

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Well you were not a good friend, if you tried to make out with this girl when you knew she was in love with the other friend. Both of them must be disappointed and angry with you because they must have trusted you when you were close to them. Now that the boy is gone, you are still pursuing this girl, clearly not respecting their relationship. It often happens that with a lot of exposure to girls, you can fall in love with one of them, easily. That does not mean you can just barge in into another existing relationship. This is a lack of trust and respect. You must apologize to both of them, and look elsewhere for another girl. Anyway, it is not right that you love a girl and that she has to also fall in love with you. She must also genuinely feel love for you. It looks like she does not, and therefore, you must move on. Of course this will affect your work but it is for all the wrong reasons that you are feeling so bad. If you are true to yourself, you know that this is not right and therefore you must act like a gentleman and do the right thing. Do not repeat this ever again: nobody will trust you and your reputation may become tarnished. You must apologize and make amends with these two and hope that they will put this incident behind them. Do not spoil good relations for your own agenda. There are a lot of girls around, so stop obsessing about this girl.
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I lost some body close last year so I am worried you can help me or my family my family is very depressed and very faithfully of you you are a doctor.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I lost some body close last year so I am worried you can help me or my family my family is very depressed and very fa...
Anybody no exception before the nature. Past is not in our hands. So please do not think about himself. Do not discuss about him in family matters. Better to develop busy schedules. Concentrate on your career. Do not sit in home. Do not be alone. Be spend most of time with friends. Be share all the feelings with your closed friends. Go to temples, visit new places, visit friends home and relatives home. Go movies, change the places, taste the new foods. Change the friend circle. Develop friendly nature with others. Be happy all the time best of luck.
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How to increase memory? Please answer me with patience? Sleep timing? Diet?Habit's?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I came to know that chronic anxiety can cause heart diseases, diabetes, brain stroke, inner body health problem etc. Is it the truth?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I came to know that chronic anxiety can cause heart diseases, diabetes, brain stroke, inner body health problem etc. ...
Anxiety is very stressful to the person as well as to the other people around. When this is the case, naturally it will cause a lot of stress leading to medical complications. If you exercised well, eat properly, slept adequately, and had regular counseling a lot of these problems can be delayed and even avoided. It matters how you live even if you have problems. Stress management is very useful too. Please explore all good behaviors and habits to contain further damage. With anxiety, life is already difficult so do not add to this difficulty.
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I am suffering from dust allergy. When exposed in dust from old stuffs make me sneezing and then cold. I smoke too. Is there any medication? Or some simple homely techniques for reducing it?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine arsenicum alb 30 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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