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Dr. Sangita Santhosham

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Sangita Santhosham Psychologist, Chennai
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I am 36 years old, my family life is very good but I don' t know I get very angry for very silly reasons. I just yell at everyone & then I don' t get proper sleep. Should I take any tablet for this ?

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You don? t need tablet for this right now but you certainly should seek counseling help. In therapy you must identify why you get so angry for trivial reasons, and for how long this has been happening. Also you must explore whether you may be scared but acting angry instead. This substituting of feelings indicate that there may be so much fear that you may mistakenly think that you cannot handle it and prefer to be angry to cover up the fear. Does this sound familiar? naturally when this happens and you shout at others, the awakening may happen a little later and you feel guilt and sleep is disturbed. Learn to apologize and inform them that you are working on this problem which is really yours and will resolve it soon. If you are not married, then there could be that as a reason to make you so irritable and to lash out at others. I don? t know the reasons but do follow up on that and see if you could settle down soon.
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Hello doctor, iam 25years old my problem is I smoke cigarettes daily about a full box, by that I can not do any hard work. So please help me how to stop smoking.

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Dear Srikant, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine 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 smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.

We are group of 10 friends but I am coward of all, we friends were once visiting lonavala and oir car was hit by truck, I was stressed out completely and scared but we were all right and one if my friend started beating the truck driver but if I was alone then I could not have deal e it successfully . But I am coward from birth so how could I be courageous like my friend . What causes differences in individuals . I am coward naturally or from birth itself Or is it due to belief system. Or genetics Or environment Or have more sensitive nervous system.

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We are group of 10 friends but I am coward of all, we friends were once visiting lonavala and oir car was hit by truc...
Dear lybrate user. Its a very nice question. Every person on this earth is different and we all fall on a range of peraonality traits say for example from extroversion to introversion. This range for a person is predecided by the genes he is having and getting expressed, while exatly where a person will fall is decided by his upbringing that is the environmental factors. So everyone is born with a rubberband personality traits which has a range to which it can be stetched but the exact stetch is decided by his upbringing for the initial 18 years. There is nothing wrong to be sensitive or anxious when there is a significant event like as you stated about your car getting struck by the truck. You rather accept it as these are normal human emotions. For further queries get in touch.
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I am last 20 years doing treatment of my depression like I wash my hands legs with soap n one subject to talk many times n fight in depression. Ocn types. As not confident in dirty or leakage of confidential. Please advice. I take medicine cofranil. Trika. Amitryin. Indian drugs.

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I am last 20 years doing treatment of my depression like I wash my hands legs with soap n one subject to talk many ti...
Hand exercise dear, you can do it, 1……. Make a Fist Hand and finger exercises can help strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion, and give you pain relief. Stretch only until you feel tightness. You shouldn't feel pain. Start with this simple stretch: •Make a gentle fist, wrapping your thumb across your fingers. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Release and spread your fingers wide. •Repeat with both hands at least four times. Finger Stretch Try this stretch to help with pain relief and to improve the range of motion in your hands: •Place your hand palm-down on a table or other flat surface. •Gently straighten your fingers as flat as you can against the surface without forcing your joints. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and then release. •Repeat at least four times with each hand. Claw Stretch This stretch helps improve the range of motion in your fingers. •Hold your hand out in front of you, palm facing you. •Bend your fingertips down to touch the base of each finger joint. Your hand should look a little like a claw. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. Repeat at least four times on each hand. Grip Strengthener This exercise can make it easier to open door knobs and hold things without dropping them. •Hold a soft ball in your palm and squeeze it as hard as you can. •Hold for a few seconds and release. •Repeat 10 to 15 times on each hand. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damaged. I hope apka hand acha or majbut ho jayga thnx…………………………………………….
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My 15 years old son not able to concentrate on study i: e when he starts study his mind goes elsewhere. But he is interested for study. In such case please advice me.

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Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help your son. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Help change your son's study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help your son with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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Hello sir/madam Meri engagemnt ho gai hai lekin jo ladka hai wo abhi working nahi hai. Govt. Job k liye try karta rhta hai. Lekin shadi ke naam se irritate ho jata hai wo bahut jaldi. Excuse ye hota hai ki uske paas job nahi hai abhi. Mere parents ne kuch bhi nahi dekha. Main fas gai hu ye rista jod kar:(plz help me.

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Meri engagemnt ho gai hai lekin jo ladka hai wo abhi working nahi hai. Govt. Job k liye try karta rht...
Dear lybrate user. Bina job wala ek aadmi se shadi karna theek nhi hai. Yeh apko patha hai, us ladke ko patha hai, aapke parents of ko bhi patha hai. Ab wait karenge. Agar ladke ko noukari nahi mili, tho aapke parents shadi nahi karvani chaiye. Chinta math keejiye. Take care.
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How helpful is puzzle solving to sharpen my memory?

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It is indeed very helpful. 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. If you contact me, I could send you some neurological exercises that sharpen your brain functions, if you are committed and persevere.

I was a very bright student till high school and now I'm in college. I can't score like I used to and I feel very depressed because of my failures. I can't make myself and others happy and don't fit anywhere. I feel weird about myself.

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I was a very bright student till high school and now I'm in college. I can't score like I used to and I feel very dep...
College life is different. You might need some more time to adjust to the new enviornment and new subjects, new teachers etc. It is also important to see if you have chosen the subject/stream of your choice. If you do not find the subjects interesting it will be difficult for you to score good marks. Don't compare yourself with anyone else. Do not fall under parental or peer pressure. Set your own, realistic goals and try to achieve them. Also understand that failures are part of our lives. Your failures do not make you worthless. Do not worry about what others think about you. Have faith in your abilities and keep trying consistently. All the best.
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Hello I am 21 years old male and my question is how can I control to addiction with girls.

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Hello I am 21 years old male and my question is how can I control to addiction with girls.
I will suggest you to get involved in some kind of work and stop watching porn video and spend some quality time with your friends and family members and stop mastubation.

I am age 26 working in Private bank as officer height 175 cm and weight 115 kg has habit of masturbation for 16 years for at least one daily . I would like to knew will it leads to weight gain and diabetic or any disease .I can't control my sexual desire on seeing women's.I am facing head ache at top center of head from 14 years .I am getting memory loss frequently. Kindly advice what to do . Suggest me what's the type of medical advice you prescribe me and Is it good to take any full body test if you suggest me.

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I am age 26 working in Private bank as officer height 175 cm and weight 115 kg has habit of masturbation for 16 years...
Your masturbation ahs nothing to do with weight gain or diabetes. The headache you have is probably because of guilt around the masturbation, and for 14 years is stretching it too long. You should have reached out a lot earlier and been free from so much of torture from the guilt. Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it is to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age, you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also, you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.
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Do'yoga" has the power to cure anxiety (not manage). If yes want is the concept behind it and is there any clinical study about it.

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Do'yoga" has the power to cure anxiety (not manage). If yes want is the concept behind it and is there any clinical s...
Yoga is a form of relaxation therapy. Relaxation helps in managing anxiety. In anxiety disorders, yoga helps to" manage" anxiety. Anxiety or stress is always going to be there, you can never" cure" it. But yes, you can learn to manage anxiety every time so that it stops bothering you during stressful or anxiety provoking situations. Yoga, meditation and other forms of relaxation exercises are augmenting and adjuvant therapies in treatment of anxiety disorders. You can find studies on the same on internet. Medications like ssris and bzds are used as a definitive treatment for anxiety disorders.
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There is a vein near my neck that beats abnormally, like I'm able to feel it and see it beating. Is this something that needs medical attention?

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There is a vein near my neck that beats abnormally, like I'm able to feel it and see it beating. Is this something th...
Carotid artery pulsation, it occurs in cases of-: 1. High blood pressure 2. If person is very thin 3. If the artery has been bend in a way where pulse can be prominently felt. If you are not having high b. P and you are not thin you may go to a vascular surgeon. He may gives you best suggestion.
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Which food and drinks should I consume to remain happy and to fight depression. I am having depression for the last 3-4 years and taking anti-depression medicines.

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
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Which food and drinks should I consume to remain happy and to fight depression. I am having depression for the last 3...
Dear , clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Food with little oil content, nuts, green vegetables, fruits etc help relieve depression. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.

I am in love from Past 2 years. And I want to marry my boyfriend. But he is saying no. Plus I'm attached a Lot to him and can't stay a day without seeing him. These days my behavior has changed a Lot. I get stressed easily. I feel like no one is bothered about me. Whenever I fight with him, I feel like committing suicide. I have tried having pills. And have even tried cutting my hand with scissor. Have broken my specs in anger. And when I don't know how to remove my anger. I slap myself. On silly reasons I get annoyed. My anger last reached a high level which I'm not able to control. I stay awake late night crying. I'm not able to concentrate on my work as well. I even realize my mistakes when I'm wrong. But I spoil things in so bad manner that asking for apology makes no sense. I am not able to understand things. Am I into depression? And how do I control my anger. I really love him more than my life. Please help me.

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Dear Lybrate user lybrate-user your behaviour mainly depends on your love life if your boyfriend will talk in a good way then everything will be fine otherwise you loses your self controlling power first talk to him and try to know the reason ,both of you were in relation so you should know the reason ,Ask onething with yourself that by hurting yourself will anything will change --no, So behave maturely and try to solve this matter, but by hurting yourself or doing anything wrong you are complicating the situation. Take help of any common friend .By doing all this thing if he says yes then it will be for some time this can't lasts longer ,you need to give space in your relation ,Don't call or message for sometime, then he will realise your importance and trust me when he will come after realising your importance then this relation will be much stronger.In the mean time do few things make some new friends and spend sometime with them, go for shopping or movie, make yourself busy as much as you can ,don't be alone ,do deep breathing exercise, develop some new hobby. Take help of any professional. If you need my help you can contact me. Take care.
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I am suffering from the stammering problem please tell what is the home remedies to get rid of this thanks.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
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YOU PRACTICE UJJAI PRANAYAM AS TAUGHT ON ASTHA CHANNEL DAILY 5-7.30AM. IF YOU CAN, FOLLOW ALL AS SHOWN. YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE CURED COMPLETELY PROVIDED YOU PRACTICE RELIGIOUSLY
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I'm doing hand job last 2 and half years. Still now itself. My age 18 now. I'm try to control but can't stop. What can I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
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I'm doing hand job last 2 and half years. Still now itself. My age 18 now. I'm try to control but can't stop. What ca...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of hornbeam. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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I got angry very soon on small things makes me to blast I tried to control myself a lot but nothing works my body gets stiff my brain gets totally hyper body gets warm and wen I get calm my head pain a lot.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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The pain in the head is a clear indication of this being anger related. It seems that something has bothered you from your childhood. I am saying this without any knowledge of your age. That is why it is important to inform your age so that we can know the problem? s relevance in relation to that. Anyway, I think I am close to right to imagine that this anger may be concerned with some prenatal issue. The stiffening of the body associated with the anger is quite indicative. I suggest that you visit with a counselor along with your parents and ask them to take the history of your development, and information up to your grandparents in relation to any genetic contributions. In the meantime you can do something that is very effective, which is to expend the energy of anger so that you do not get that volatile? do some vigorous exercise every day. Yoga and meditation will also help to calm your mind and train the brain to moderate its responses. You must also express the anger in appropriate ways and give catharsis to the feeling and reduce the toll it takes on your body and mind. If you are a spiritual person you could hand over this anger to god and feel genuinely relieved, if you did it with faith. When you identify who is the cause, learn to forgive them and move on? forgiveness is more important for you than for the other person. This is a very important ingredient of love.
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Hi, I am very depressed from last 4-5 months and even taken medicines for stress and depression as well. It was ok for some time when i took one month break but after joining the work it again started, I am thinking so much negative and always think to quit job and sit idle or change the carrier where there is less pressure. I don't know, very confused in the life now. Please advice. Thanks.

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You better consult a good homoeopath for this. Because depressed patients need to be cured as a person.Not as a patient to the doctor.This may happen to you may be because of you may not be able to handle loads of work together.Or may be another reason.
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I am 62 years male suffering from lack mental energy, constant tension headache for last 42 years. Received antidepressant like amitryptilin, sertraline but I cannot tolerate these drugs and get relief forshort period by diazepam, clonazepam etc which I do not like because it again induces tension headache once its effect wear off

MD - Alternative Medicine
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Nervocalm drops ( hsl) 15 drops in afternoon and bedtime. Non side effect homoeopathic remedy report after 1- month please.
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What is the better treatment to stop anger bcoz due to anger there is very problem creates.

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You cannot reduce emotions. I guess you may be thinking of ways to avoid them: that also is not possible in any healthy way. You have to face your feelings and learn to express them in appropriate ways. All feelings are good. They are a very important aspect of the human personality. Most people have a problem in expressing emotions. Some, like you, want to avoid them. If people use denial, they may not experience the emotion but the unconscious mind is continuously registering the feeling and it moves it to an organ (which may differ from person to person), and that unexpressed feeling will stress that organ to either make it malfunction or lead to its total dysfunction. This is the psychosomatic effect that sometimes entails a whole lot of medical interventions and hospitalizations. Why do all that! just deal with your feelings by expressing them, as soon as possible, and always.
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