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Dr. Sarvanan is a popular Psychiatrist in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Ponmalligai Hospital in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sarvanan on Lybrate.com.

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She always fell sick before exam. I think that she has Exam anxiety. please guide for proper treatment.

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
She always fell sick before exam. I think that she has Exam anxiety. please guide for proper treatment.
To rule out it is anxiety or she really has some genuine complaints you need to take professional help. Some times extreme anxiety and stress can cause physical discomforts. Our emotions speak through our body. Talking yo a doctor and then taking session with psychologist will help her develop coping skills. In the process of counselling the therapist will help her with relaxation techniques, study skills. Deep rooted reasons behind this external behaviour is also need be discussed. Best luck. Help is just one call away.
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I have got into a serious problem of memory loss so how to get rid of it, what kind of food should I eat, what kind of fruits and vegetables will be beneficial to overcome memory loss problem, how can I increase memory power.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello lybrate-user, more than the foods, performing meditation and yoga will help you better. You can however eat walnuts as they are proven to have lot of benefits on brain development and maintenance. Besides, you must eat all fruits and vegetables. Every food stuff have some benefits of their own and are helpful to you and your body in some way or other.
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Am I an introvert? I don't like people getting to much into my life, I get irritated quickly, if my parents ask me any sorts of question I fire up, not wanting to meet new people, in short I'm happy and at my best only within my circle. I like to have my own space. I do have a bf but I'm never rude to him and I kind of see myself as a different person a better person with him.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Am I an introvert? I don't like people getting to much into my life, I get irritated quickly, if my parents ask me an...
Yes. You are an introvert. But being an introvert is not bad thing. Most people are not comfortable outside their own circle but this is not a problem for most of them. To overcome this, you can practice by having conversation with other people and face your fears. It is not easy in the beginning but it can help gradually.
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Hi. I have a major problem from my very small age. I feel very inferior and shy. I cannot able to go out and behave, perform as me. Now I'm 25. I cannot able to decide what I am going to do. Also I cannot have good relationship. Fear, inferior, shyness, lack of creativity are my problem. At my school days I want to became a sports person. But when ever I try to do some inner voice blames me im very greedy. Is it true or not? What should I do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi.  I have a major problem from my very small age. I feel very inferior and shy. I cannot able to go out and behave,...
Hi lybrate-user, we all have problems in life and sometimes it seems non manageable in that case its always better you speak to a professional i. E a psychologist. We should also pursue our dreams and make it true that doesn't make you greedy or anything like that. If you realize your full potential go for it. You need therapy for your shy and inferior attitude towards yourself.
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I have been habit of masturbation . I mean I want to be each day sex. So how can I control this problem. So give me idea. Another way. In this future any problem. Of my family life.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
I have been habit of masturbation . I mean I want to be each day sex. So  how can I control this problem. So give me ...
Dear lybrate user mastarbation is a bad habit it will affect your married life in future stop it immediately
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I am 28 year old female due to depression from last 3 years and taking medicine sezatalo ls and xet cr 12.5, if don't taking medicine 1 or 2 days felt very poblems in body. I want permanent refeif. Please Suggest me.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
U should take only one drug at a time. Omit s-zetalo in 4to 5 days and increase dose of xet cr to 25mg daily. Report after 10 days.
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How to handle divorce filing by spouse. I often get extremely angry with husband and tried committing suicide as well. I know I am very bad. Now he wants to file divorce and I feel very hopeless to live after divorce.

Ayurveda, Pune
Its never too late to say sorry. If there are chances of reconciliation do at once. U should prove to him. That you love him and want to be with him. He may change his mind. And treat yourself by knowing what cause you that irritation. Hope there is no medical condition involved. Be true to yourself and treat urself first. Then you can make others happy. And if he really loves you he will understand. All d best.
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I have a problem of forgetting things in such a less time. How can I increase my memory power?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Exercising regularly for at least 30 minutes has a beneficial effect as well. Strongerbodies have more energy and tend to get things done, like learning new things. More blood flowing to the brain also translates to more oxygen going into your brain cells, andmore waste going out. Think about a time when you were well rested and full of energy and compare it to a time when you were too tired to do anything but lie on the sofa. You probably acted and felt differently and so did your mind. Our dietary habits directly affect how our brains perform. The simple act of taking the time to have a healthy breakfast can really kick -start your brain’s day! As we age, so do our brain cells. We also have fewer brain cells, and the pathways between them begin to lose their ability to communicate. A few changes to our eating habits can help to slow down this process, however. Fatty foods that clog up our arteries also slow down theflow of oxygen to the brain. A few “good” fats, like the Omega3 fatty acids found in fish, are good for our brain health, as are Vitamins A, C and E found in some vegetables,fruits and nuts. A change toward eating better will help your memory to improve as well.
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I have BP problem and prediabetes. I am feeling few stress symptoms. Can I take stalopam 10 Tab?

M.A. Psychology, PHD
Psychologist, Pune
I have BP problem and prediabetes. I am feeling few stress symptoms. Can I take stalopam 10 Tab?
Self medication is not preferable, counsult MD medicine for it. For your better Physical and mental health, I will advise you to start yoga and meditation under expert.
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Hlo sir, I am feeling depressed due to my personal reason nd I am feeling very please pls tell me what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hlo sir,
I am feeling depressed due to my personal reason nd I am feeling very please pls tell me what should I do?
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Hello doctor, My mother had been suffered from parkinson disease. She had expired 2 years ago. My maternal grandfather was also suffered from same. One of my mother's sister has also same. I have one brother. I want to ask that is there chances to get same disease to me or my brother?

Ph.D psychology, M.phil clinical psychology (RCI reg.)
Psychologist, Alwar
Hello doctor,
My mother had been suffered from parkinson disease. She had expired 2 years ago. My maternal grandfathe...
This problem may be genetic. But do not think negative. Do not feel fear aisa kuch hua nahi uske liye aap present khrab kar rahe ho apke sochne se kuch nahi ho sakta. Aap apne nearest Dr. Se consult kare.
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I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 130 kgs and in very proportionate body shape what should I do to get in shape reduce weight and get rid of thyroid problems permanently? I am also facing body pain, breathing problem and more because of it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 1...
Hello, it's good to reduce weight at right time as many problems including irregular menses are directly related to overweight! read the following guidelines and implement them in your routine: management: 1: drink plenty of water (at least 2-3 l/d) or other calorie-free beverages. 2: be choosy about nighttime snacks. 3: enjoy your favorite foods. 4: have 6 meals per day - 3 main courses and 3 snack meals (snack meals should be healthy). 5: do regular exercises daily (start with light and later may be little vigorous). Exercise decreases the stress hormone in your body, burns calories and also increases the blood circulation. 6: eat seasonal fruits. Fruit helps to satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to its natural sugars, while fresh vegetables help you fill up more quickly. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber to help you feel full quickly. 7: eat more whole grains and cut simple carbs. Whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, sweet potato, and brown rice are all excellent sources of energy and sources of nutrition. 8: choose lean proteins instead of fatty ones. 9: cut the salt from your diet. Eating more sodium causes your body to retain water, which can cause you to feel bloated and gain more weight. 10: don't skip meals. When you skip meals, your body stops breaking down fat and starts breaking down muscle tissue. Muscle tissue burns more calories at rest than other tissues, so you're actually working against your goals 11: eat at home. Going out to eat makes it too easy to cheat. Food sold at restaurants is commonly much higher in fat, sodium, and other weight-loss killers. 12: give yourself a treat now and then. If you're attending a party or going out for a special occasion, allow yourself an indulgence. Just make sure that these indulgences don't become daily habits. Medication for obesity: start taking schwabe's phytolacca berry tablets/ thrice daily 1/2 an hr before the meals for 1 month. Thereafter revert me back for further guidance. All the best!
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Delay Alzheimer's by Drinking 3 Cups of Coffee a Day

Love coffee? Here's a compelling reason to keep drinking it.

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease published a study that demonstrated some significant results related to coffee and cognitive function.

Researchers in Florida measured the amount of caffeine in participants by taking blood samples and testing the caffeine plasma levels. They also tested participants' cognitive functioning at the start of the study and categorized people as fitting into one of three categories:
Normal cognitive functioning- Overall, memory, judgment and decision-making were intact.
Mild Cognitive Impairment- Participants displayed some difficulty in cognitive functioning. Mild cognitive impairment often develops into Alzheimer's disease.
Dementia- The individual displayed clear impairments in cognition such as memory deficits, communication, judgment, etc.
After a period of two to four years, researchers found that a higher level of caffeine plasma (greater than 1200 ng/ml) was correlated with the following results:

Stable cognitive functioning (no cognitive decline) was maintained in those who began the study with normal cognition.
A lack of progression to dementia occurred in the participants who began the study in the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) category. This is especially notable because there is usually a high rate of progression from MCI to dementia.
Additionally, a higher rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia was seen in participants whose caffeine intake was lower.

I lost somebody close to me and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping away. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close to me and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping away. Please help me.
You are going through extended grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints.
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Hi I am 18 yrs old. I cant control my anger, whenever I get angry I feel like 2 breakk something. Until and unless I break nothing I dont get calm. moreover I feel sad most for the times, I cry alot. I was never like this before. I feel lonely most for the times. I feel like i am depressed. can you please help me out?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
The way you wrote about your problem or is evident that you are going through depression. Are there any problems in your family or your personal life that you are not able to solve. You definitely need to take help and talk about your problem. Anger is also an expression of depression and frustration in some people.
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From the last one year I am facing a situation, I can control my dreams. In my dreams I pinch myself and get to know its a dream. When I feel no pain I start enjoying dream. I do whatever I want to do, I fly in dreams, kill people, hav sex, use magical powers, buy things, visit places so, every night is a excitement for me and as a result I like dreams more than reality. But during day I am all right. I do my daily tasks job, study and family responsibilities. Why this? I am afraid some day I might become a psycho? please explain.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
From the last one year I am facing a situation, I can control my dreams. In my dreams I pinch myself and get to know ...
Dreams is one of the automatic defense mechanism that helps in ventilating our unfulfilled desires in our unconscious mind thereby acting as a stress buster. Do not worry about its effects till you feel that you have confusion between dreams and real life.
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How can I remove the bad thoughts from my mind? since last year I am facing this problem. There is fear of dying. How do I solve it?

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
What bad thoughts you get? whenever you get such thoughts, change it to positive thoughts. Death is certain in everyone's life. Its already fixed. No one can change it. No need to get afraid of death. Simply thinking about it is useless. Do good things. Help the needy. Engage yourself in creative work. Concentrate on the work you do. There are many things you can do and be happy.
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I am feeling high mental pressure and symptoms are my past moments feel like virtual to me I don't even know if that happened in real or not and my bp is generally high.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am feeling high mental pressure and symptoms are my past moments feel like virtual to me I don't even know if that ...
Hello, the best way of releasing the mental stress/ tension is through exercises (sp. Yoga and meditation) which increases your blood circulation, boosts up oxygen in each and every tissue of the body. But as you have high b. P, consult and do the exercises under a qualified instructor/ yoga-teacher only. Medication: take homoeopathic medicines - bacopa monierri q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night. Take them for 20 days. Revert me back. Stress can make mental health problems worse.
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I am 24 years old. I have completely lost the will to do anything. When I wake up, I feel completely hopeless and think that why I have woken up. There are limit of thought that keep on going in in my mind and I think that these are making me mad. Please suggest something. I tried to a psychologist, he suggested a relaxation technique to take deep breaths but I do not think any such thing is helping me. Please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 24 years old. I have completely lost the will to do anything.
When I wake up, I feel completely hopeless and thi...
Dear user. Relaxation techniques may not suit you because you have lost your self confidence and positive attitude. You need therapy to bring those back. Take care.
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Depression - How To Deal With It?

PhD - Psychology, LLB, DM - Child And Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychologist, Chennai
Depression - How To Deal With It?

Depression is such an ailment that may be intensely distressing and may lead to severe damage to the afflicted person and their close ones, if left without proper care and treatment. So if you are in charge of caring for patients affected with chronic depression, then it may seem challenging as well as equally rewarding. You will feel challenged when you're trying to figure out a possible solution to help the patient. Each patient is a distinct individual with varying needs contrary to the patients affected with diabetes or cardiac disorders where the treatments are properly schemed and structured.

Caring for yourself is also important-

When you are trying to deal with patients affected with depression, you will first have to properly recognize depression and anxiety. When someone you love is affected with depression, you will try your level best to help that person come out of the situation. However, note that it is also important to take care of your own mental as well as physical health. Because when you are trying to help a person come out of depression, it is likely that you too would face similar psychological distress. A recent study reported that caregivers of depressed people with bipolar disorder and severe depressive problems were more susceptible to psychological troubles than care providers of other healthcare needs like diabetes or cancer among general population. So it is really imperative to look after yourself as well.

Sticking to a well-regulated treatment plan-

Though social support is significant, it alone cannot help in suppressing depression. If you know a person encountering pangs of depression, advise him or her to seek professional assistance. Depression is such a clinical condition that requires to be dealt with medication, therapy or a balanced combination of both. You will have to make them understand that you care about them, but you alone cannot succeed in healing that person without proper medical guidance. Encourage such people to closely follow a physician’s advice and take proper medicines as recommended by the healthcare provider.

Insisting on following healthy habits-

You will have to try to encourage the patients in regulating their energies into doing something positive for both mind and body. This can be aptly done through exercise, which helps in lowering the risk of anxiety as well as depression with regular practice. This, along with the intake of a healthy balanced diet would also help them to recover faster.

While doing your bit to aid a person come out of depression, you should also take him or her to a responsive psychologist who can recommend faster methods of getting rid of depression permanently.

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