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Dr. Sangita Santhosham

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Sangita Santhosham Psychologist, Chennai
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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 am studying 10th class 15 days more for exams I have studied more hours up to 11 o'clock. My eyes have turned to red, 104 degrees fever l got 2 days more for exams. What I should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am studying 10th class 15 days more for exams
I have studied more hours up to 11 o'clock.
My eyes have turned to re...
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6 am.
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Is long term substitute of lorazepam as buspur is fine as I need only for anxiety .i have heard buspar just replaces lorazepam.

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
Is long term substitute of lorazepam as buspur is fine as I need only for anxiety .i have heard buspar just replaces ...
You should take proper treatment for anxiety lorazepam is only for symptomatic relief you need proper treatment
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Actually I reside in kanpur for my studies in college hostel but from past few days bad thoughts are irritating me for eg thoughts like how if have a fear water or if I have a fear of this thing that thing or if I committed suicide. Like that I am really tensed about this please suggest some medication.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Actually I reside in kanpur for my studies in college hostel but from past few days bad thoughts are irritating me fo...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose. On empty stomach.
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I fell very depressed and sometimes I fell that I am alone. What are the suggestions for the problem doctor.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I fell very depressed and sometimes I fell that I am alone. What are the suggestions for the problem doctor.
When you do not feel positively motivated and up bit, it is normal to avoid connecting to other people around you and feel lonely. One of the reason you avoid talking and being with other individuals is a feeling that they do not understand you. If this is something you have developed recently then please follow things I am going to suggest here. If it is something which has happened due to some recent change in your life and if you want to talk about it feel free to call me. And in the meanwhile try following suggestion. Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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Hi I think that my weight is much more than I want as you know that fatty person like that so what should I do to loss my weight. But I don't have time for exercise so please is there is any easy and cheap method to loss weight. Thank you reply me fast \ one more thing that I want to know is that. That I can not concentrate on my studies and my data holding capacity is very low so how can I improve my DHC for the studies is there is any way then please let my know I'm in very pressure because of studies.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Hi I think that my weight is much more than I want as you know that fatty person like that so what should I do to los...
You should have mentioned your age. Avoid junk food and play a sport to stay active and fit. Use cycle to travel. Regarding studies, the more pressure you take, the more you difficulty you will face. Be the master of your mind and concentrate, mind should not rule you, you should rule your mind to stay away from distractions. Understanding the concepts will make your studies easier and you will enjoy learning new things every day.
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Feeling bad & nervous. Want to be happy always. Want to get out of anger stress & depression.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
Feeling bad & nervous. Want to be happy always. Want to get out of anger stress & depression.
Stress is part of our life. We need to think how we are looking at it. Stress is like string instrument, if string is too tight or even too loose then music is not played well. But is its in proper tension ot plays wonderful music. Same our day to day stressful events. It is important how much we get stressed because of them. If too much stressed then it results into anxiety depression and anger. Then we wait for the situation to get better. But all we needto do is relax ourself first and look at situation carefully, believe in our ability to handle them, remember when similar things happened in past and we did them successfully. It is our belief in our self that keeps us going. Also learning self hypnosis and mindfulness meditations help us keep calm and handle such situations in a better way. Do mindfulness breathing exercises 4times a day. Write your positive achievements everyday to boost your confidence. Engage in hobby. Look out for and cherish happy moments. Remember we are not always stressed. No two moments are same. Warm regards
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Sir meri shadi abhi hone vali h aur me abi study kar raha hu. But me 2 year tak fathar nhi bannaa chahta hu pls muje iska solution batavo.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
Sir meri shadi abhi hone vali h aur me abi study kar raha hu. But me 2 year tak fathar nhi bannaa chahta hu pls muje ...
Hello- Aap garbaha nirodhak upayo ka prayoga kar sakte hai. Agar chahe to aap sex ka calendar method use kar sakte hai ya fr sex k samay condom use kar sakte hai. Agar ye b nahi to apni partner ko monthly garbh nirodhak goliyo ka sewan karayein.
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Hello doc. My daughter has hypothyroid. From last 12 years. I too have thyroid. Family history. ANd pcod. Periods are irregular. Age- 25. She is over weight. Height 5.3.weight 75 .i want to get her married. How to loose her weight tried gym. Yoga diet. everything no result at all. Doctor please help. She is mentally disturb now. Due to no result and family pressure.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doc. My daughter has hypothyroid. From last 12 years. I too have thyroid. Family history. ANd pcod. Periods are...
Dear lybrate user, your daughter needs to get rid of her ocd and needs treatment for ocd, pcod and obesity. Marriage is not the solution, it will create more problems in her life, if she gets married without getting treated for her ailments. She probably has low self esteem and may have a few suppressed emotions. It is advisable that you take her to a counsellor. The counsellor will help her to open up and express her feelings. The counsellor will help her to modify her thought processes and thereby will help her have higher self esteem and confidence. This will motivate her to take care of her body and mind and thereby help her in reducing her weight and discard thoughts which are harmful.
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Hi, my problem have from childhood. I forget lot of main thoughts. I start again and again from begin. How I manage and get treatment for my problem. This is gives some unwanted habits like negatively think, self belief less, communication gap ect. Help me please.

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
Hi, my problem have from childhood. I forget lot of main thoughts. I start again and again from begin. How I manage a...
This problem related to psychological. No need of any medicines. Memory exercises, memory management are required to you. Write main thoughts on note book repeatedly read it. Always memorise your main thoughts. Do not give any chance of negative thoughts. Tell your main thoughts to your friendly. Write as a text in cell phone as a text read it every day. Write your today works in today arrangements column in cell phone read it do it. Urgent works also write in the urgent column in cell phone. Use cell phone as your own clinic. Read and think and tell always positive aspects only. Ok best of luck.
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I have anxiety problem. How can I overcome this problem. Please suggest me any medicines.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I have anxiety problem. How can I overcome this problem. Please suggest me any medicines.
DEAR Lybrate USER. This problem is due to irritation and inadequate nutrition of the brain. So follow few basic things …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day. 2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 3) don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, salty, junk, fast, fermented and stale foods…. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits …. 6) do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning. A) eat 5 gm of ajwain seeds along with 5 gm of jaggery after meals. B) take 60 ml of trifala juice along with 20 ml of honey early in the morning and at night before sleep. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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Hi, I am jitendra 29, my father 65 years old, they could not remember things from past few days please suggest any treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
His age may be a factor for the memory loss and whatever habits he had had when he was younger. Even so he can use some of the suggestions below. The brain is capable of producing new brain cells at any age, so significant memory loss is not an inevitable result of aging. But just as it is with muscle strength, you have to use it or lose it. Your lifestyle, health habits, and daily activities have a huge impact on the health of your brain. Whatever your age, there are many ways you can improve your cognitive skills, prevent memory loss, and protect your grey matter. The hippocampus, a region of the brain involved in the formation and retrieval of memories, often deteriorates with age. Hormones and proteins that protect and repair brain cells and stimulate neural growth also decline with age. Older people often experience decreased blood flow to the brain, which can impair memory and lead to changes in cognitive skills. Exercise the mind and keep it always occupied with new challenges in the form of reading, learning new languages, doing crosswords, puzzles, anagrams, jigsaws, picture completion, picture comparison, sentence completion, Sudoku, riddles, etc. Exercise is a must, and a good eating habit and diet is very essential. Do not drink and smoke, and if you have any bad habits kindly stop them, immediately. You must learn to be stress free and learn relaxation exercises too. Maintain good relations at home and with society. Play games you are not already familiar with that involve strategy, like chess or bridge, and word games like Scrabble. Read newspapers, magazines, and books that challenge you. Get in the habit of learning new things: games, recipes, driving routes, a musical instrument, a foreign language. Take a course in an unfamiliar subject that interests you. The more interested and engaged your brain, the more likely you’ll be to continue learning and the greater the benefits you’ll experience. Take on a project that involves design and planning, such as a new garden, a quilt, or a pond. New research indicates that walking six to nine miles every week can prevent brain shrinkage and memory loss. According to the American Academy of Neurology, older adults who walked between six and nine miles per week had more gray matter in their brains nine years after the start of the study than people who didn't walk as much. If you are not yet old, you may want to work on prevention rather than the cure. That is a good idea. Plan your day well but do not be too rigid. Follow a meaningful and prayerful lifestyle too. One thing that I have seen in many people who have started to live a life of giving and sharing (either in time, money, service and love) have found such pleasure and satiation that the longevity in life and in memory has received a major boost.
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Im 22years old I have my own business im getting irritativeness in my life more stress, so what to do for a free mind life?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Im 22years old I have my own business im getting irritativeness in my life more stress, so what to do for a free mind...
It is very appreciable that you have your own business at this young age. At your age, it is likely that you might take undue risks or take impulsive decisions which might land you in financial trouble. To avoid this make a systematic plan for you daily activities related to business, have a goal for every month and try to achieve it. Most importantly have a realistic goal. Take small and firm steps towards your goal. Also have some contingency plans ready, in case there is any set back. Please remember there will be set backs in life, don't lose courage, take situations head on, try to explore more options to come out of a tricky situations. Understand your capacities and take risks or burden accordingly. If required seek advice from experienced elders at home.
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Hi doctor. my father in law drink wine and other drugs also at a time from 15 to 20 days his mind is totaly out of control so please tell me what will I do which medicine is helpfull to control him.?

psychologist
Psychologist, Mohali
Hi doctor. my father in law drink wine and other drugs also at a time from 15 to 20 days
his mind is totaly out of co...
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Im in relationship. I love my girlfriend very much. I feel like that she is my mother to me. She is also like that only. She loves me equally like me. We are living like husband and wife but not yet married. That much love affection care that we have on each other. But whats my problem is that in her past she loved someone .and break up with him. Im the second to her. I can not accept her past things. Its really paining for me. For this I suffered a lot and bad thoughts are coming to my mind. So im getting sad and make my lover also sad. She consoles me. But still can not accept this. I can not live without her. She ia my soul. But for these bad thoughts what shall I do for that ? Pls help me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Your love is immature and possessive which is more dangerous than cancer. True love is beyond doubts. You can not change the past. But, you can change your thought about the past. Since you are 21, your lover must also be around 20 who may not make right decisions regarding love (past one). She loves you in the present. You are digging out the past which nobody can change. Practicing forgiveness and unconditional love will lead you to a divine love-life. Hell? (past) or heaven? (present)= the choice is yours.
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My Spouse has the habit of getting away, & asking for even Suicide.in small things, not happening as per her thoughts/Acceptance, very short tempered, 9 She does not have parents, Age 45, got recently married. Myself being calm & quiet, always try best to keep her happy. Still I am worried. Please advice a solution/Medicine/Cure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
First of all proper history taking required in such cases, y so married late, did she have too much responsibilities, I think there's some kind suppression or mental affection, take a appointment from any homoeopathic doctor n take proper treatment, don't waste time.
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I am 26years old I use olanzapine 10 mg from 4 years. How to confirm my condition is completly 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
Dear, paranoid schizophrenia also called schizophrenia, paranoid type is a sub-type of schizophrenia. The clinical picture is dominated by relatively stable, often paranoid, delusions, usually accompanied by hallucinations, particularly of the auditory variety (hearing voices), and perceptual disturbances. These symptoms can have a huge effect on functioning and can negatively impact a person? s quality of life. I am sorry to say, paranoid schizophrenia is a lifelong illness, but with proper treatment, a person suffering from the illness can live a higher quality of life. Please work with your psychiatrist for management of your symptoms. Take care.
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I read the article "Can Drinking Alcohol Mess with Your Poop? I am suffering from the same Kindly suggest remedy

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, After reading your question, I read one of the articles. It said, "Not to mention, alcohol can impair your judgement and decision-making, so it’s harder to resist foods even when you know they give you indigestion or diarrhea. Drunk You will convince yourself that chili cheese fries at 3 a.m. Are always always a good idea. So, come online text or audio with all the details of type, quantity, munches with alcohol, food after alcohol, liver function tests, blood sugar, lipase, amylase, other tablets and medical diseases. You can find a remedy yourself after discussing with me. Right now the remedy is - why not stop alcohol and see whether your problems is only due to alcohol.
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I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers and I yell n scream at times. For the last 10 years, this has also made me loose weight over the years. What do you recommend.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers ...
Please consult a psychiatrist and a counsellor, you need medication as well as therapy. All the best.
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Hi Doctor My brother is a mental retired, he is having just angriness, he talk properly & do his other things properly but in the childish way so we used to give him respond 2 mg tablets past 8 yrs. Now he is having muscle rigidity. The tablet is prescribed by Nimhans doctor. Now we are giving him Parking tablets, it is controlling the muscle rigitdy but not anger & he is not sleeping well & losing his weight also. We are not satisfied with his condition so please prescribed any medicine.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
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My brother is a mental retired, he is having just angriness, he talk properly & do his other things properl...
Hii, I know that your brother is on medication. I think currently he has lots of problems so you need to consult with his previous psychiatrist for new symptoms he has. You can give him reward if he behave properly. Thank you, best luck. Have a nice day.
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How to cope up from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, constant thinking n lack of focus and concentration.

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General Physician,
How to cope up from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, constant thinking n lack of focus and concentration.
Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day." As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression," Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning." 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression," You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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