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Dr. Sangita Santhosham is one of the best Psychologists in Egmore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Sangita Santhosham personally at Santosham Chest Hospital in Egmore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sangita Santhosham on Lybrate.com.

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I missed my best friend before 1 month. From that day Im feeling very depressed. Are there any medicines to come out that depression?

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 missed my best friend before 1 month. From that day Im feeling very depressed. Are there any medicines to come out ...
It is not good to use medicine for small reasons. It leads to some other problems. It has a chance to effect to side effects. Better to change the friend circle. Or make a very good friend with another one. Spend most of the time with remaining friends they are not related to him. Develop a very good new friends. Talk some of them. Who may have a positive opinion on you. Express your all internal feelings and problems with family members and close friends. Do not be alone. Develop a very good busy schedule. Visit remaining friends homes or relatives homes etc. Visit temples, parks or very new places. If it is possible better to change the place. Spend most of the time in happy mood. Better to remove his memories in your books. Do not think his name and others. Give suggestions that I am always well and I have no problems. Feel always confident and comfortable manner. Be sociable and be happy. Ok all the best.
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Internet Addiction Disorder

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hiii my name is raj n I'm 24 years old. For d past 4 years I'm smoking but let me tell you one thing that I'm not an addict. I'm smoking gold flake lights which I changed a year ago n before my brand was classic mild. I just wanna know whether I'll get d hardcore disease like cancer n etc. Currently my health is superb bt we can't predict d future so doctor please help me wid my serious issue n give a nice therapy to quit smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Whatever you have to say about your smoking you can get cancer if your constitution is not suitable. The cigarette smoke has about 7000 chemicals and they are all mostly harmful. Even if you smoke less or milds or lights, the danger is there. You must quit your smoking completely and you must do it now, seriously. 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. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. Go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. But don’t fool yourself any smoking is harmful, and you need to seriously get on with quitting it completely and immediately.
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I have stomach pain and tension in all morning also with backpain and i am full time tensed with out any reason please give me suggestion?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have stomach pain and tension in all morning also with backpain and i am full time tensed with out any reason pleas...
1.your stomach ache is due to hyperacidity which is aggravated due to stress 2. Avoid stress and anxiety 3. Go for regular exercise and play some games 4. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotions and relieve stress 5. Sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 6. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vege tables, fruits and drink plenty of water. 7.Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily fatty and junk food. Take proper breakfast. don't skip/postpone your meal 8. Avoid smoking, alcohol,excess tea, coffee etc 9.consult me for further advice
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Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.
Do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? Have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? You can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too!!!! There are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of social anxiety to disappear from your life for good.
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Sir, I have more stress due to some of the incidents. I want to overcome these things. It affects me more. Pls give me a suggestion to forget my past.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I have more stress due to some of the incidents. I want to overcome these things. It affects me more. Pls give m...
You cannot forget your past: that is a memory which will fade away over time if you did not indulge in it. If there are people to forgive, that you must do for your own sake, even if they have not asked for forgiveness. The memories may have a lot of emotions attached and associated with them. These have to be dealt with, ideally with a counselor, and given closure. Once that is done the memories will be there without the negative associations and energies connected to them.
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I am chewing tobacco so give me proper advice to quit chewing tobacco please I am very tense about these bad habits.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
First of all create your motivation to quit the addiction of tobacco. Use positive substitute like chocklats, aawala, soaf etc. Counselling also helps you.
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Heavy feeling in heart on waking and the feeling persists throughout the day. Throughout day, I get Negative troubling thoughts which come on mainly at places like wash room, kitchen sink. The thoughts cause repeated episodes of stress, mental disturbance and mental misery.Since Almost two years. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Heavy feeling in heart on waking and the feeling persists throughout the day.

Throughout day, I get Negative troubli...
Dear with your age you must have general health checkup with cardio, after health check come to online counselling we can guide lifestyle modification.
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Kya, marrige se pehle sex papp ha pr muje ku lggta ha Ki mai depress hunn plese suggest me ma, is se kaise bhar niklun I am 25 year old boy.

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
Kya, marrige se pehle sex papp ha pr muje ku lggta ha Ki  mai  depress hunn plese suggest me ma, is se kaise bhar nik...
Dear lybrate user. Marriage se pehle sex kabhi galat nahi. Magar agar aapke saath koi nahi deta tho niraash hone se bhi matlab nahin hai. Chalne deejiye. Take care.
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My heart beats fastly and how to control my emotions. Every time I'm feeling so angry.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
My heart beats fastly and how to control my emotions. Every time I'm feeling so angry.
Hi. Heart rate increases when you are in anxiety or stressed out. Medication and yoga would be of help to tackle such things.
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Sir I feel very week I feel tired so what I do grow my stamina brain not working fast I am student and 25 year old what I do learning and fast solve problem.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Sometimes slowing down is the only solution for the body and mind to rest, relax and recoup. You seem to be in a hurry and that can be very tiring if you are not resting enough. If you have stress in your life then you will get mentally tired. Eating junk food also doesn't help as its poor in nutrition. Doing physical and mental exercises will help increase blood circulation and build new neuro pathways for a healthier brain. Exercise your brain with puzzles, quiz, anagrams, sudoku, crossword etc which is like a mental gym and gives it enough exercise to rebuild itself back and develop focus, alertness, concentration etc. Meditation and pranayama calms the mind and oxygen brings fresh blood and energy to the brain. Counselling will help you to remove the unnecessary clutter in life and focus your energy in what is best for you. Please click on private chat for a personalised session.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very desponted 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
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very desponted and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don; t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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My 11 yrs old girl has anxiety triggered & migraine during exam and any upcoming event. Any trick to avoid anxiety itself?

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
My 11 yrs old girl has anxiety triggered & migraine during exam and any upcoming event. Any trick to avoid anxiety it...
Dear, tension during and before examination is called performance anxiety. To overcome exam related performance anxiety, you should know yourself, your subject, exams and your study patterns. Once you study systematically and to the point, there is no need to be panic before or during the exams. Effective learning techniques should help you. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. She should be taken to a psychologist for counseling. You may consult me online. Take care.
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My question is. Should I take ginseng extract although I have anxiety, depression and some times high blood pressure and COD. Should I take if yes then what mg. Should I. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My question is. Should I take ginseng extract although I have anxiety, depression and some times high blood pressure ...
If you are already on medication for anxiety, depression, or blood pressure, there is risk of interaction between that and ginseng. Do not self medicate or take any over the counter medication/ health supplements without the advice of your doctor. Adverse side effects can occur.
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I can not understanding what am studying. My exams are near. What I studied is forgetting. What I want to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings.
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Sir/ mam I am very emotional and I got tensed too much due to this so please help in this case?

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 , everyone is emotional. Do not judge yourself. Let others judge you by your character and behavior. Then you change according to your perception. If you wrong in your character and emotional behavior, you change. Otherwise please don' t change. Take care.
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Hello sir, Please tell me how to control the negative thoughts and it disturbing me a lot.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello sir, Please tell me how to control the negative thoughts and it disturbing me a lot.
Hello, Lybrate user, stress, anxiety ,loss  of memory or lack of concentration cause due to irregular life- style, over medication and other psychological threats ,now a days. It ,has been noticed that acidity  & indigestion generate some negative feelings to cause stress ,depression due to irregular life style, improper dietary habits, inedequate sleep.  •Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to avoid indigestion.  •Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and to nourish  nerve to ease your problem, & to inculcate a strong -confident person, restoring your concentration/ memory, enabling U to plan your future with peace of mind avoiding irregular thought ,be an innovator.  •Ensure sound sleep for at least 7/8 hrs in d night to ease your stress. • Tk, easily digestible  simple, diet on time.     •Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,milk, papaya,almonds. Walnuts,spinach, regularly • Tk, homoeo medicine, gentle,rapid in action with no adverse effect: @ Ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine,alcohol, junk food, polluted atmosphere, watching Tv, sitting on computer in d late night.  • You will definitely b back to normalcy with flying colours • Report ,fortnightly. •Your feedback is solicited, please. •Tk care.
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MDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Just like speed, tobacco also thrills but untimely kills.
People should understand this and stop use of tobacco smoking and chewing.

I want developed my memory power? Because I was unable to do maths. I am studying intermediate. please help me.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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My age is 30. I have more emotionally attach with my husband so when he hurt me at that time i m totally being negative.And i feel that i m so alone and my mind become so stressful at that time i think about suicide or want to go very far from my family.So i want to know is there a problem in my mind? I have BP problem also.And i am under treatment for BP.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be very sensitive and you may also have weak ego boundaries. These two in combination is causing havoc to you and to the relationship. You must learn to detach from your husband and know where he is responsible for something and where you are. You take on the entire blame easily on yourself and your reasoning is getting clouded in the bargain. The fact that you have a BP problem at such an early age suggests that you stress yourself very much and you do not handle it well either. You may be getting very angry and are unable to contain it and that leads to thoughts of suicide. It is not worth dying for anybody. You cannot be so delicate as a person. You must toughen yourself and develop your defenses to a stronger level. In fact most of what you are supposed to take as precautions for your BP, will be good for you. There is a very comprehensive book written by Dr. Dean Ornish titled, Reversing the Heart Disease. It is an excellent read and gives you amazing guidelines as to how to conduct your life in many areas of concern. Very simply I can say that he proposes exercise, stress management, Yoga and meditation, vegetarian diet, and no smoking. Meet with a counselor to determine how and where you developed this delicacy and sort it out. I would also suggest a personality development course that addresses the five areas of concern: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual.
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