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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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Need help for stop alcohol suffering form depression also start drinking in 2001 take baclofen go to aa meetings but not benefits.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Need help for stop alcohol suffering form depression also start drinking in 2001 take baclofen go to aa meetings but ...
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each some wi other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap ne for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I am 21 years old. And continuous smoker. I want to quit this. But when I get the smell. It's tempt me. And feel guilty later. What should I do to stop.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Take homoeopathic medicine Tabacum 1M 4Pills 4Times 4days n give a gap of week again repeat 4 days take 4 courses in Same way,,u ll not even like its smell take it properly...try using chewing gums...
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Hello my name is Kawal my age is 19years old. I want to know how to get rid off stress. Actually I'm a college student and I lots of burden of study during this time. Help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello my name is Kawal my age is 19years old. I want to know how to get rid off stress. Actually I'm a college studen...
Hello, there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress, but first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. Anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc.
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Hi this is Shaavez Khan. And I wanted to ask you something related to my brother farooq. He is suffering from Mania. Gets quickly angry and starts shouting on everyone. He often gets depressed and he has an assumption that nobody loves him and cares for him. And gets furious. Please please please it's a humble request to the doctors to tell me the best cure so my brother will be fine. We have never consulted to any doctor before regarding this issue. As we didn't knew about his problem. Thank you. Shaavez Khan.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi this is Shaavez Khan.
And I wanted to ask you something related to my brother farooq.
He is suffering from Mania.
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Dear lybrate user, since you have never consulted a doctor about your brother's emotional state, it would be better not to label his condition as" mania" it is advisable to let the counsellor/psychologist, assess him for his anger and state of depression. It appears to me that he feels that he is not valued at home. Probably he is not feeling loved by his family. There could be many reasons for this. It would be important to know, how your parents/grandparents react when they are angry. He has probably learnt to express his anger aggressively from the elders. When he is angry and starts shouting, how the rest of the family memebers react, also matters. If the family, surrenders to his demands when he shouts, then he will keep repeating this behaviour. The family members need to be assertive and need not satisfy all his demands just because he shouts. Try to talk to him about his feelings and help him to express his expectations from the family. Also talk to him about his own responsibilities. Appreciate his achievements, genuinely. Express your love and concern for him, verbally. Then you will see him cooling down. Ask him what actions of others will make him feel, that they love him. Learn more about anger management and teach him those techniques.
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I am suffering from extreme social phobia .my doctor prescribed me :pexep cr 37.5, clonax 0.5.My problem is that I'm not able to control myself when my friends ask me for smoking but at the end I feel bad My question is that does smoking cigarette can reduce the power of the medicine which I don't want. So please explain me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from extreme social phobia .my doctor prescribed me :pexep cr 37.5, clonax 0.5.My problem is that I'm ...
it will slightly reduce the medications effect and also directly worsen the phobia, so avoid smoking, maybe once in a bluemoon may not produce that much significant harm. All the best
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My husband is a very anxious person. Anxiety medicines have adverse effects on him, like violent retching and sleepiness during the day. I bought ashwagandha capsules from Patanjali but he refused to take it saying that since he is taking allopathy treatment, he cannot take ayurvedic medicine without prescription from a doctor. He is also getting leg pain.

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 husband is a very anxious person. Anxiety medicines have adverse effects on him, like violent retching and sleepin...
Dear user. I can understand. Anxiety is a disorder and not a disease. Anxiety disorder can be treated with the help of counseling and psychotherapy much effectively than medicines. Therefore request your husband to discontinue the medicines for the time being and start counseling and psychotherapy methods. Take care.
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I am 43 years old. Past two years I am suffering from panic disorder and also sever gastritis problem. Please give me an advise to overcome the problem. Now I am taking Minipress xl 2.5mg for B. P. (two years), Rablet 20mg tablet for gastritis and clonazepam tablet for panic disorder problem.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 43 years old. Past two years I am suffering from panic disorder and also sever gastritis problem. Please give me...
1. Eat well – Take a balanced Diet comprising of 45% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 25% protein, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Don’t over eat. Avoid junk, spicy, oily, high calorie, cholesterol rich diet, don’t skip your breakfast. Take warm, homemade food. Avoid food and drink from outside. Don’t skip or postpone your meal. Minimize consumption of refined grains like white rice, white bread, sugary or refined food. 2. Keep hydrated- Drink 2 liters /6-8 glasses of water daily 3. Do regular exercise for one hour daily like brisk walking/Jugging etc 4. Take adequate rest- 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 5. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation etc 6. Find time for relaxation and enjoyments with friends and family 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, improve concentration and relieve stress 8. Develop hobby, Learn new skill 9. Go for detail Annual Health check up.
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I'm suffering from hypertension anxiety so tell me what should I do my bd always high.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm suffering from hypertension anxiety so tell me what should I do my bd always high.
You have to take medication for hyper tension and anxiety relieving medicines also . Meditation and yoga are excellent self medication but along with other drugs
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Can I take five phos 3x along with argentum nit 6 to enhance its functioning for severe and constant anxiety.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Can I take five phos 3x along with argentum nit 6 to enhance its functioning for severe and constant anxiety.
Hello, stress, anxiety is d out come of irregular life- style, now a days. It, has been noticed that acidity & indigestion generate some negative feeling to cause- stress, depression due to irregular life style, improper dietary regulation. *tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to complete, digestion, properly. *go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and to nourish your brain to calm down your nerve to ease your problem. *ensure sound sleep for at least 7/8 hrs in d night. *tk, easily digestible simple, diet on time. *tk, homoeo medicine, gentle, rapid in action with no adverse effect: @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice a day with lukewarm water. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, polluted atmosphere, watching tv, sitting on computer in d late night. Tk care.
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I am 44 year man. I have chornice throat infection. And acidity. And anxaiety. What should I do

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hello any history of diabetes or hypertension? take a good antacid. Avoid physical and mental stress. Consult an ent surgeon for chronic throat infection.
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My both of septum of nose have got widened, I feel any foul smell and get mentally upset, my voice becoming worse. My are decaying too fast. No history of long sexual relations, frequent sensation of urine, lack of proper digestion, I want to diagnosis and treatment of these problems.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My both of septum of nose have got widened, I feel any foul smell and get mentally upset, my voice becoming worse. My...
yoUR NOSE NEEDS septoplasty or similar treatment and urine sensation canbe infection, diabetes or prostate . Digestion will be slow in 61 years . You need a check up of nose of urinary problem
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Homeopathic Remedies to Help You Manage Stress Symptoms, Before Stress Manages You

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Homeopathic Remedies to Help You Manage Stress Symptoms, Before Stress Manages You

Stress affects every aspect of our lives. It does not allow you to think or focus on anything else, tempts you to binge eat and takes control of your lifestyle. Stress can also cause severe health problems that can result in heart disease. Thus it is very necessary to learn how to control and manage stress. Managing your stress effectively can help you cope with it better and let your remain in control of your life.

Homeopathy is based on the belief that the mind and body are connected. Thus by treating one, the other can benefit as well. Thus when prescribing a form of treatment for any health condition, attention is always paid to the mental state of the patient. Homeopathy can be very effective in treating and controlling stress and stress related problems. When treating stress with homeopathy, it is essential to first understand the cause of stress.

Some common homeopathic remedies for stress are:

  1. Arsenic Album: This is usually prescribed to people who are generally anxious and nervous. People affected by the stress of being late for an event or meeting can also be given this remedy to ease the stress. Patients who benefit from this form of treatment are also often hypochondriacs who constantly feel that every minor symptom is a sign of a major illness.
  2. Bryonia: This is very effective remedy for all kinds of stress. It can also be used to treat stress triggered by uncertainty at the workplace and insecurity about not having enough money even though they work very hard.
  3. Calcarea Carbonica: This is also a common homeopathic remedy for work place related stress. People who are concerned about being observed or stressed by an upcoming deadline can be benefited by this medication. This type of stress can commonly be seen at the time of appraisals.
  4. Staphysagria: People who are extremely sensitive and feel that the world is unjust and unfair to them cab be benefited by Staphysagria. This is often faced by children bullied in school and people in corporate work environments. Staphysagria boosts confidence levels and thus makes the person feel less vulnerable.
  5. Ignatia: Emotional stress is very well treated by Ignatia. This homeopathic remedy addresses feelings of disappointment and guilt and stress that follows an emotional loss such as the loss of a loved one or breaking up for a relationship. It also fights the desire to withdraw from family and friends and moodiness.
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How should I get out of my past memories with my ex-boyfriend I am not able to think I want to forget but dont know how?

MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hi, My sympathies for you loss, however, I do not write to just offer placating words of comfort that will make you feel good for a short time and then leave you feeling incomplete again. What you probably might not be aware of is that there is considerable evidence that some trauma is good for long term growth. The predicament you find yourself in is no doubt distressing and likely makes you feel that you are lacking in something and are not' whole' or complete. Any life event that causes distress because of a perceived loss or separation from a loved one causes primarily two things - it makes you want to recover or somehow regain what you have lost and it disrupts your sense of identity. All of us rely on others to make our lives meaningful, happy and complete. We want to feel desired and loved and cherished. But that doesn' t always happen. Remember, that right at this moment you ARE complete. You have everything that you need to lead a purposeful and meaningful life. This doesn' t mean that you will not have obstacles or disappointments in your way. What it means is that you can choose to proactively cope with and look beyond your loss or predicament. You could begin by taking the following steps: - When memories, sorrow and distressing thoughts arise, don' t judge yourself or others. Try not to analyze or get too drawn into your thoughts. Observe them without participating in them. - If necessary, find a close friend or family member to talk to. Someone you can open yourself to without fear of being judged. - Cope by asking yourself" what can I do to make the situation better" Try and come up with ways to structure your day with activities that you enjoy, stay engaged with some routine or work or study. See if you can spend some time exercising or reading. - Don' t be too harsh on yourself. If you find yourself musing and anguishing over what you have lost, gently remind yourself that you cannot undo the past, and that some distress is a normal part of life. Remember to affirm that you have the capability to overcome difficult circumstances. - Spend some time considering that there are so many millions in this world who have had devastating losses and heartbreak. Even though you are in pain, you still probably have much to be grateful for like a family perhaps, or good music to listen to, or something as basic as food and shelter! A sense of gratitude helps overcome the feeling of being a victim and pushes you to look for solutions. - Take small steps. Be proud of yourself if you accomplish something, even if it is just reading what is written here. -If you like to read, read inspirational material. Spend time taking walks if possible, and do remember to get a good nights sleep, and eat well. I wish you well and hope that in time, you will come to terms with your loss and find a sense of balance!
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I am a gym freak.Age 18 My height is 6ft.Body weight 88kg I am fit.But I smoke.It goes till 25cigarettes a day.How do I stop ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Wll help you. Please contact me on 09845033734 for a discussion after paying Rs500 to Lybrate service fee.
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I study for just 30 minutes and get tired fast. How can I improve my energy level and memory power. Plss it urgent.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your age is the problem. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in:Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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My friend once he was a chain smoker. Now he smokes 3-5 cigarettes in a day. And he told me that one of his doctor suggested that not to completely stop smoking Bcoz if stops then it will affect his health. How much truth is there in this. Please suggest I want him to stop smoking and I really want to help him in it. 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 lybrate user. I can understand. Quitting smoking will never affect health. Instead, quitting smoking will improve body functions and overall mental function. Take care.
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What nonsense this sex is, why I always think about it, how can I get rid off, as I see girl a sensation starts in my body, I see all nonsense dream leads to night fall. Please suggest me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
What nonsense this sex is, why I always think about it, how can I get rid off, as I see girl a sensation starts in my...
Don't worry, it is normal for almost all young but night fall more than once in a week causes week memory, indigestion and develop chronic diseases. To avoid all the things you should go through proper characterized homeopathic case recording for your individualized treatment else your problem will persist.
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I am 28 years old I facing headache and body pain and depression. Depression not confirm by doctors. How to fix this.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 28 years old I facing headache and body pain and depression. Depression not confirm by doctors. How to fix this.
The best ayurveda herb for your case is 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Surely you will get results. Your problem is permanently cure by ayurvedic treatment.
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Me cigerrate bhut pita hu kam se kam ek din me 4 5 dibbi mtlb 40 50 sigrate habit ho gyi hai chut ni rhi plzz answer and Drink bhi bhut krta hu koi Esi daba btayie jisse muje in sab ki talab na lage mera face bhi bhut kala pad gya hai.

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
Me cigerrate bhut pita hu kam se kam ek din me 4 5 dibbi mtlb 40 50 sigrate habit ho gyi hai chut ni rhi plzz answer ...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Nicotine and alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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