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Dr. Shanthi Nambi

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Shanthi Nambi Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Hi I am a 27 yrs old studying psychitry. I need some guidance. When I return from college I feel lonely. I wish someone would have been there a psychiatrist with whom I cud discuss psychiatry. As I dont have seniors.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi. I am sure all the psychiatrist here would be more than willing to help a colleague, like you. Since you must be aware of common symptoms of depression, you should rule out that first. You can write your problems in detail, I would be happy to help. Take care
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I get angry very fast or irritated very fast and in back it effects my health. Why I get angry so fast and what can I do to control myself?

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
Some people have low threshold for anger. You need to learn relaxation exercises. It will help u. When angry leave that place, make urself busy, concentrate on something else. It will help you.
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I get angry very quickly over little little things. How can I keep myself calm and stay focused towards my studies. As I am into BDS profession.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Follow these methods to control anger: * do long breathing pranayams daily for 15 minutes. * when you feel angry drink a glass of water and take 2 -3 long breaths at that time. * sleep properly 6 to 8 hrs at night and do not take stress. You can do head and foot massage with oil to destress yourself it also control your anger. * drink 6 - 8 glass of water daily. * do morning walk and jogging daily. * avoid excessive intake of coffee and alcohol. * eat healthy food and avoid pickle.
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I am 28 years old. Right now I am preparing for civil service. I had developed Sexual obsessions for my aunt. These obsessions are involuntary, repetitive, and unwelcome. Attempts to suppress or neutralize do not work for me and in fact make the obsessions more severe, as trying to make sense of obsessions only gives them more attention and "fuel" The reason behind this obsessions is that when I was doing college I had stayed with uncle and aunt .They called me to stay in their house by themselves. They just called me for some personal motive as soon as their motive was over they trashed me out of their house. My aunt was mastermind behind all this stuff. She defames me. She accused me for unwanted petty things. I cannot forget all these personal trauma till now .i had developed personal hatred for her. I had started compulsive masturbation after that. I just saw her as sex object after that. Whenever I masturbate in my conscious I was degrading her. Now she becomes Sexual obsessions for me. I cannot get rids of her thoughts. Whenever I saw her thoughts again pouring on my mind. I cannot fully neglect her. I had to wish her HALFHEARTEDLY whenever I met her. I just want to get rid of these thoughts. Although in my whole life I cannot forgive her .please tell me solutions.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 28 years old. Right now I am preparing for civil service. I had developed Sexual obsessions for my aunt. These o...
There is an emotional problem to all of this. You are venting out your anger sexually and imagining that by doing so you are hurting her. Unfortunately, this whole thing is backfiring and this has led to an obsession. Either you learn to forgive your aunt and uncle or you will need to go and meet with a counselor but focus on the anger as an emotion that needs expression. With that done, your obsession will gradually fade away. You could also relieve yourself of this anger by some vigorous workouts but the anger will prevail minus the energy of the emotion. You should also make an attempt to focus on other immediate matters like work and socialize with both sexes and develop an affinity towards members of the opposite sex suitable to your age. This will, in time, help you concentrate on things that really matter to your personal life. You are right, any attempt to get her out of your mind will, by nature, continue to adamantly stay even more strongly in your own mind and trouble you more.
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Hi, I am.Experiencing low concentration , focus and lack of understanding . What people take to understand in.Seconds i take almost a minute . I tend to forget things . Like i forget my bag somewhere and thn i remb tht i have left my bag ,and this is happening frequently these days . Please help me resolve thia problem

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Basically you should develop interest in yourself to improve and shine in Life. You have to be self luminous, that is genious, no exernal force is necessary for this. However guidance is necessary. Prioritize/ concentrate on important thing -studies/ play/food/ sleep/ sociaizing. Then your mental and Physical helth is maintained and will support you to remember bettter, Nothing else is required, Remeber even a rank student is not sure if he passes or fails the exams. So you be thorough. Spend time with family discuss with your teachers and parents and friends and share your knowlege to improve subjects, Write always points in a log book and read repeatedly everyday everthing say PCBMHE E K etc. Or professional course. Be thorough. Start from day one. If not also dont panic. Concentrate and jot down what your teachers teach so that you will concentrate on every sentence the teacher speaks till the end and it will have many references. You be quick. Dont think Negative. You can try Brahmi capsule or syrup from Himalaya drug co.
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I am getting bad smell from mouth. If I can't take any food & kept empty it comes or there is some other reason. I don't smoke&drink.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am getting bad smell from mouth. If I can't take any food & kept empty it comes or there is some other reason. I do...
Hello, Halitosis, also called bad breath, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Of those who have genuine halitosis, often the odor is caused by bacteria present below the gumline and on the back of the tongue. Rest of them is accounted for by many different conditions, including disorders in the nasal cavity, sinuses, throat, lungs, esophagus, stomach or elsewhere. Very rarely, halitosis can be one of many symptoms of a serious underlying medical condition such as liver failure; but, in the vast majority of cases, the cause is minor and can often be reduced by adjustments to oral hygiene, including brushing or gently scraping the back of the tongue and improving the health of the gums by using dental floss. The intensity of bad breath may differ during the day, due to eating certain foods (such as garlic, onions, meat, fish, and cheese), smoking,[12] and alcohol consumption. Since the mouth is exposed to less oxygen and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening ("morning breath"). Bad breath may be transient, often disappearing following eating, drinking, tooth brushing, flossing, or rinsing with specialized mouthwash. So, in your case, need to make a diagnosis for right medicine. Medication: Use homoeopathic SBL’s Homeodent toothpaste twice (morning & night) a day daily. Use Cinnamon Q (mother tincture) diluted with water for gargling or use Bakson’s Perio Aid mouthwash after every meal. And take orally - Merc. Sol. 30/ twice a day daily for 2 weeks. Then revert.
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How to concentrate in my work ?and what is the basic or correct time of sleeping?

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, 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 you. 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. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Good sleep improves concentration. You should sleep at least 7 hours a day at night. Take care.
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Mam I feel laziness all time at this time. I don't concentrate on study. To give suggest me what can I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional and I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months.
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I am in relationship with a girl since 5 yrs. Both of us were serious abt it. But since last year it's not working. It started wen we try to do sex. We always had love making but not reached to level of penetration. The time when I tried to penetrate I got ejaculated. This happened for 4-5 times. Then afterwords my gf was not ready to do anything. She doesn't want to even kiss mi since that day. We had also conflicts with other things. I was struggling in my carrier also. So many things lead to loss of her interest in mi. She nw says she feels irritated when she was with mi. She don't even want to talk with me. I know I was also responsible for it. But I want her back in my life. I still love her even if she hurts mi by ignoring mi. I have started treatment for pre mature ejaculation. But nw she don't want anything. Don't want mi in her life again. She don't want to consult any physician for this. What should I do. Does everything will be normal. Does counselling will help her. Or should I move on. She want mi to move on. please suggest.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Hi I just want to say that have a good sex is not the mean of healthy relationship. In love making process one of the most important thing required your trust and commitment to your partner. This value will give you confidance for next step. So my suggestion is first asked to your self weather you love her just for friendship and healthy sexual life or something more. If your commited for her then only try to convince her. Take help of professional otherwise you should keep your self healthy and move for your next.
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After 12th pass I am not anymore interested in studies what r the reasons behind this?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Whenever I start studying I feel sleepy and so I can not do my study well. What to do to get concentrated on studies? It is obvious that you are not interested in your studies because it may not be suitable to your aptitude. Please meet with a career guidance counselor and do some tests that will also determine what your natural skills are and then choose an appropriate career and course. It may also be that you have studied these topics already right through the year and find it very boring to do it all over again. You may be just sleep deprived! Perhaps you are not exercising enough everyday! Look into all of these matters and deal with it in an appropriate fashion. In fact every time you feel sleepy, just get up and do some jumping jacks and it will wake you up. If you are feeling sleepy, do some written work. In the worst case scenario, you may have some tea or coffee and that will perk you up. Never have too much carbohydrate meals before studying, it will make you drowsy. In terms of concentration here are a few guidelines: 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 or coconut 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 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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. Hello, I am a 51-year-old male, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2011. This is when I was nose-diving in life, by then I had seen a life which very few people have experienced that include globe-trotting, affiliation with power circles and pinnacle of luxury. I was highly successful in business and was blessed with money and full of joy. It all began in the year 2004 by losing money, assets, friends, relatives, business and contacts. I was descending faster than one can imagine. I was jobless and gradually I accepted that no one treats me the way as they used. I found it difficult to live without any source of income, I have had exhausted all my savings around 2006 and began to sell my properties which also included my home. I lived with the money which I gathered through sales of my assets. I could not sustain for long and then with great difficulty I found a job which too did not last more than 18 months. I had entered into the political system (to which I had access during my shiny patch) and had contested two major elections (parliamentary and legislative assembly) as nominee of one of the largest political parties in India and lost. The experience rendered an access to power coteries, even with which I could not continue beyond 6 years. After having exhausted all means, today I work as a sports facility manager at an isolated location as an administrator for a salary which is equivalent to my monthly phone bill 20 years ago. I am cut-off from all my contacts, relatives, friends except my immediate family. Some information which may be vital in your assessment: I have quit non-vegetarian diet 20 years ago, I am very concerned about animal welfare – especially the stray and uncared. I cannot tolerate loud music and noise. I do not watch television. I would like mention that in 2011 I did not take medication for Bipolar disorder. I had discontinued the same within 3 days as that made me sleepy for the whole day. I do not see any hope to recover as nothing seems to work in my favor, in any minutest way. Today I have nothing with me, home or any asset. The present work does not give me to save even a penny, I see no meaning to stick to it and have been considering the option to seek isolation in ashrams or spiritual centers in the hills. I am really clueless as to what I should be doing next. I would like to know whether the diagnosis was right and do I need medical help? If so, can I expect some changes and hope to live again? I will appreciate some advice and help. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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Hello, I am a 51-year-old male, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2011. This is when I was nose-diving in li...
You certainly need medical help but along with counseling, which I think you have not resorted to at all till now. Under no circumstances are you to discontinue medication without consulting your doctor because bipolar medicines take time to work and there are always side-effects to contend with. Bipolar used to be only a late-onset disease in the past but now it seems to come up earlier. In that connection, you seem like one along with all the other symptoms you have described. You can use the manic phase to become successful if someone professional monitors you during that phase and helps you out of the dumps during the depressive phase. There is a long-term effort involved and perhaps a lot of expense. So you do have a problem financially and also psychologically. Whatever happens, you should never become dysfunctional: it will ruin you. If you do not trust the doctor’s diagnosis, you should seek a second opinion. It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in an appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i.e. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding.
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Hello doctors, I'm in 12th now. I have a girlfriend. So, my question is, if I have a limited physical relationship with her, what will be the effect of it on us physically as well as mentally?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello doctors, I'm in 12th now. I have a girlfriend. So, my question is, if I have a limited physical relationship wi...
Hello lybrate-user, there are no side effects of having limited physical contact with other people, physically or mentally. Having too much of a physical contact on the other hand can lead to many problems, both, physical and mental. So, focus over your studies and engage in some outdoor sports. Good luck.
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I am in deeep depression. My brain is not working . Always negetive thought comes to mind. I have lost my confidence and feeling fear. Please help

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Medicine as well as life style will help you. You just explain me about ur daily routine and since how long u are facing this problem.
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D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
The abc of depression.

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
People with low self esteem are 80 % more likely to criticize others & make efforts to embarrass others in order to make themselves feel better, smarter & tougher. There are better ways to feel good about yourself, one of it is end your day by affectionately looking directly into eyes of your mirror image & saying "I LOVE YOU". You will see the difference in a month.

Me 36 years old hu. Mujhe pata nahi kyn baar baar sub negative thinking ata hai man me kis bhi chij ko lek.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Me 36 years old hu. Mujhe pata nahi kyn baar baar sub negative thinking ata hai man me kis bhi chij ko lek.
Hello negative thinking comes when u start thinking too much abt ur problems n worries,just take a Break try thinking positive,,just meditation n yoga,,go for a counselling its a better option...
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Doctor please help me to get out of my dysmorphic disorder day by day m getting depressed smtime I can face people I stays at home jus to hide myself I beg you please help me bcz here near to me there are no as much qualified doctor they do not know the exact treatment so please I beg you please help me to get out of this my face changes day by day.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Doctor please help me to get out of my dysmorphic disorder day by day m getting depressed smtime I can face people I ...
Respected Sir, Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a perfectly treatable condition and I would ask you to relax and make sure you see a psychiatrist who can give you the necessary help. If you have already tried any form of pschotherapy and it has not been successful, there are still medicines that you can take which will help you with your problem. It will take 3-6 months, but it is perfectly treatable and I am sure that the associated depression would also clear once the underlying disorder is treated. The psychotherapy of choice would be Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but with your associated depressive symptoms, I would suggest that you might need medicines which can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist. I am aware of various psychiatrists based in jalandhar whom you contact for the same or it can be done online but not via this platform as the rules of answering open questions explicitly state that I am not allowed to prescribe any medicines.
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I am 12 years old I am facing a problem with my brain activity I forget things that happen with me all the time it started when I was in 2nd grade what should I do for a cure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi take following medicine memorine (wheezal) 10 drops in 1/4th cup of water, drink twice a day for 1mth and revert back for further treatment plan.
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Hi I am a 42 years old male. I am on ssri escitalopram oxalate 5mg since last 11 years. I do not have blood pressure or diabetes. Do I have to take ssri for the rest of my life or is there a way to systematically stop the medication.

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
Ssri is prescribed for anxiety, depression, ocd and adhd etc. For which condition you have been prescribed with ssri? once I know that I will be able to tell you how and when to stop it. Please post a private question to me with every detail. Take care.
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