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Dr. Shanthi Nambi

Psychiatrist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Shanthi Nambi Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Shanthi Nambi is a trusted Psychiatrist in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr. Shanthi Nambi clinic in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shanthi Nambi on Lybrate.com.

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Whenever I am trying to do hard work, I am getting frustrated and Head ache will starting. So what should I do? Please tell me.

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Whenever I am trying to do hard work, I am getting frustrated and Head ache will starting. So what should I do?
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Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.

Hello everyone . I am a student. I am suffering from over thinking. I think all the time. When I study or read news paper for sometime reading goes well but after a while I lose in thinking and I don't know about it that I am thinking something. This has been happening with me for 2-3 years. When I walk or traveling by bus, due to thinking I forget to stop where I want. When I write notes in classes same spelling on same page I write wrong because of thinking. This year I appeared in upsc examination, my preparation is good for examination, just before examination night I didn't sleep because "if I will fail then what will happen" this thinking was in mind and the whole night I didn't sleep, this is not stopped here same things happened before my GATE examination. For avoiding this over thinking I tried meditation but I didn't continued it after 20 -21 days. I am very worried about it. I am not living in present. I think always about future like" what will happen " and past" why this happened or if it is not happened then what will be happened? I want to get rid from this hell.

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Hello everyone . I am a student.
I am suffering from over thinking. I think all the time. When I study or read news p...
Hello Lybrate user...What you are suffering from are excessive ruminations and worrying thoughts about future. This is a common problem for today's youngster population like you as the competition level has increased. This decreases a person's efficiency, concentration and outcome from work or studies as in your case. Yoga you have tried but you did not continue, which I suppose was because of not being interesting. I propose to you MINDFULNESS THERAPY as the management plan. It is a very effective way to get ourselves living in the present and increases our efficiency and concentration, while decreases stress also. It will help you to live each and every moment of your life being fully aware. The other thing which you can do is that while you are studying you try to gain a place with full silence, away from all gadgets and social sites. Also try to plan your studies before you start. The plan should be such that you keep less number of hours per day in the beginning and as the days pass through you increase the reading hours. Say for example 2 hours a day for initial 1 week, than 3 hours a day the next week and so on until you reach the optimal time. The ultimate concept is not to make studying a burden by starting with long study hours from beginning, rather keep your interest moving gradually by slowly increasing the duration of study and gaining pace. I hope best for you. Take care
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My husband looks at all the girls. But I do not mind. But before someday he told me he has some feel towards my sister even my sister is a mother of 2 child. Recently I noted he is looking at my sister I asked to him, he is saying he is feeling like want to see my sister in bad thought. I feel so problematic I feel like want to leave my husband. Is there any solution?

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Relax dear lybrate-user. Your case is the classic example of our deteriorating cultural values. I mean it is not uncommon during the past few decades in our country. It seems to me that you are a possesive wife, nothing wrong in it if he is also a possessive husband. If he sees his'feeling' toward your sister is wrong and needs you to help forget her, then you should accept him and find ways to help him. On the contrary, if he tries to rationalize his behaviour, you can rethink about the relationship" divorce the ownership, not the ownerdom" I mean you can get out of this problem by emotionally detaching yourself from him. Because your children need a father, you need a huband (as a label) for some social issues. In other words, use your car for transportation but do not identify yourself (as a proud owner) with it. You can stop thinking and worrying about him by distracting youself engaging in child-rearing and learning something new to earn money etc. You can contact me by phone through lybrate if you need further guidance.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Hi, * take salad with your meal * take oats, green tea * take plenty of water to get rid of toxins * avoid sweets and junk food # homoeo care# @ cina 30-5 drops @ santonine 3x, 1 grain thrice a day. @ filix mas q 10 drops thrice a day with2 tsfl of water. Take care.
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Sir my age 21 1/2 years. Recently I sweat too much from my face and neck if I go outside. Even if rain. My situation is I have friends but all are avoided me for no reason. I spent 4 months in home continuously with out work and even also not go shop. Daily wake at 9 0 clock. And always in bed watching TV for continuous 4 months. At that time no excessive sweat coming. Now I coming to new place for preparing competitive exams. But I am not able to concentrate on preparing. If I go out even 10 metres from my room I sweat too much. So I decided to commit suicide. I am feeling alone. I was gone to very depressive mood. My family having lot of hopes on me. But sorry I cannot concentrate because of this. Negative thinking also developing. So please give solution. Save my life sir.

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Sir my  age 21 1/2 years. Recently I sweat too much from my face and neck if I go outside. Even if rain. My situation...
Dear just don't worry, you are going through a tender age where you come across such episodes, it's anxiety disorder out of less self confidence, lonelyness mood swings etc. These normally are of self limiting, needs to get good counselling, assurance, good friends, involvement with job, task, playing, develop hobby. You need to be loved. Medication of anti anxiety will work, along with good branded vitamins, b /c/d/e and-balanced diet. Start sharing concepts with family and friends be positive your state of mind.

Can you suggest tips to increase concentration. Also I have memory lose. What should I do to over come this.

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. Don't worry. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. If you understand properly retention and recollection sill be easier and good. Concentration can be improved with physical exercises and meditation. Take care.

Hi, I am 29 years old male my work timings are est, I usually sleep at 5 am everyday, my sleep is too disturb by nightmares and night terrors almost whole night, something always going on in my dreams, I feel so uncomfortable when wake up. Kindly suggest.

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Hi, I am 29 years old male my work timings are est, I usually sleep at 5 am everyday, my sleep is too disturb by nigh...
Dear, sleep is a blessing. If a person is able to sleep about 6 hours per day without any disturbance, he is considered blessed. I see you are stressed because of your job. The body rhytm must have changed because of the sleep schedule. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.

Good morning doctor. I am 20 years old a bpt student of 3rd year. Recently my result came I have got supply in one of my exams (i. E. Pharmacology) although I have gave that exam very nicely dnt knw d reason behind that. My exam is going to be held again by the end of this month or march starting. My problem is that I cannot concentrate on my studies. Earlier I was not at all like this I was vrry conscious for my study. My mother always complains me that I am addicted to my phone and I too think so that it is the major cause behind it also my attraction of my friends. They all are all. Clear in their exams they are kind off free now but I had to study more harder as this is my tym now. Although I know all these things bt still I am using phn all d tym. Become very eager to talk and chat with them. I always keep telling myself that no I should nt bt I jst can not concentrate on my study my heart always win from my brain. I pick up my books and suddenly mood goes off and become lazy. Dear sir or mam I dnt want to spoil my upcoming future bcz of these things please help me and suggest mee what to do feeling very stressed whenever I realize that I have gone one day more without even touching my books and learning a single sentence. I have never face such problem before. As I was very sincere bt now I usually take my responsibilities so light. please help me as soon as possible. Help me if you can suggest me any way to. Clear this subject easily and how to overcome my problem. thanks so much in advance.

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Good morning doctor. I am 20 years old a bpt student of 3rd year. Recently my result came I have got supply in one of...
If you are able to attach a positive meaning to your hard work then there's a way to be motivated and study again. Imagine how successful and happy you will be after clearing and getting a good job. You will be able to achieve some of your goals and dreams and some, friends, young cousin or sibling might be inspired by your hard work. Humans always want to live happily and achieve something in life and have influence on others so that they feel important and acceptable in society. If your friendship and phone can find you long lasting happiness and satisfaction then do that by all means. You can only decide what is the best for you. Take care.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely Drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

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Dear lybrate-user. Alcohol is poison. Alcohol is disintegrated by liver. Liver damages itself in that process. In fact, liver saves your body by damaging itself. Even one drop of alcohol can damage liver. Quit alcohol. Take care.
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Dear doctor, im 19 year old male, a UG medical student, im facing problem of sleep, since from 12th class I usually study from 7pm to 4am. But after exams wen I want to sleep I will not get sleep upto 4am and after sleeping at 4am I wake up late morning and every time ill be late to the classes. Please doctor say me some solution and during class hours ill take 10min to 15min of nap for this problem. So, doc I want to get back to my normal sleeping awake cycle. What shud I do?

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Dear doctor, im 19 year old male, a UG medical student, im facing problem of sleep, since from 12th class I usually s...
Hi Vishnu, Since you are a medical student yourself, you are aware of the Sleep and wake cycle of your body. The only way to get your normal cycle back is by starting to sleep at the normal time and try and wake up at the normal time according to your schedule. The most important part in this will be stick to your schedule. It will take atleast a week for your body to get used to this new cycle but it will happen.
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Dear doctor, I have phobia while travelling by air! sudden mood swing ( anxiety). I would like overcome this

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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Dear, planophobia is a common disorder and many people overcome it with flying experience. You need desensitization therapy. I think two or more health related counseling should clear your problem. Please let me know if you are willing for telephonic counseling. Take care.

My Husband last 19 year taking tobacco like Shekhar, Rajnigandha, Tulsi. But now a days he trying to quit. I am fearing for cancer. I want to diagnose any problem will be arise? He is 34 years old.

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Yes, your concern is right. Tobacco products abuse may lead to oral and throat carcinoma. He must quit his addiction at the earliest. All family members should persuade him to do that with positive attitude and motivate him. There are medicines which can be used to get faster results.
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Epilepsy is treatable. People with epilepsy are normal like anyother person.
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Hi. I am 23 year male. I did push ups exercise in my childhood, so I am feeling very uncomfortable and feel pain always in my body. My arm has become bulky and muscular which I don't like. I did push ups by mistake. Please help me, how can I get slim and tanned natural arm. Due to this I am feeling very stress.

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Hi. I am 23 year male. I did push ups exercise in my childhood, so I am feeling very uncomfortable and feel pain alwa...
Hello, now you should start doing these yoga exercises. Do surya namaskar, yoga asans like bhujangasana (cobra pose), sarvangasana (shoulder stand pose, vajrasana (diamond pose), pavanamuktasana (wind-relieving pose), matsyasana (fish pose). Take care.

Sir, its just bleed in stool and some time it pains like irritation. Its been 3 months and in a week it happens. Is it piles or something else please help suggest what to do as today it bleed a lot and I am feeling nervous.

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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Sir, its just bleed in stool and some time it pains like irritation. Its been 3 months and in a week it happens. Is i...
Dear lybrate user. There could be piles, fistulas or fissures. Do consult a surgeon. Please do not delay. Take care.
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Dear sir I get angry quickly what is th solution not to frustration my age 47 weight 90 kgs.

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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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions are triggered when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. You must learn to control your anger through understanding circumstances and learning to manage anger. Anger management therapy will be helpful to you. Take care.
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I m 25 year old. My result was declared on 16 july and I didnt clear my exam so I am so upset. I dont understand wht to do.

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I m 25 year old. My result was declared on 16 july and I didnt clear my exam so I am so upset. I dont understand wht ...
Dear , your results was declared and you did not pass. So what. You have next chance. Please understand, you did not pass the exams because you did not prepare well for the exams and did not write exam well. You cannot blame the other aspects. Understand it and start studying for the next exams. Take care.

My problem is I am forgetting things slowly. Previously I have a good memory power but I lost it gradually so please assist me with some homemade medicine not allopathy. Help me.

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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Dear , at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, need to check your memory using memory test.

What is the effect to stop adwize tablet after taking this tablet for 3 and half years to cure my autistic child now aged 13 years, who is also is an epilectic patient.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Your child has to continue Antiepileptic medication. As regards Autism ia an associated disorder, hence advisable not to stop medication. You can see Autism is a condition that affects mental and physical well being. In fact autism is not a single disorder rather a group of ailments that is classified as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autistic children have problems with social interactions. They may also encounter problems with verbal and non-verbal communication, exhibit pattern of repetitive behavior with narrow, restricted interests, hyper sensitive to light, sound, touch etc (sensory overload). Otherwise majority of the cases are diagnosed anywhere between the age of 2-5 years. Interestingly, there are many individuals who may have ASD but never aware of it. Though the exact cause for autism is unknown, genetics plays an important part. Environmental, immunological and metabolic factors may have a contributory role. Since, it is a spectrum of disorders, there is no single reason attributed to this condition. Genetic, environmental, immunological and metabolic causes may be the contributing factor. Where genetic basis is identified as a cause, palliative measures are initiated immediately. When the reasons are not clear, diagnosis, classification and management invariably gets delayed. As stated earlier under watchful eyes of parents or family physicians, autistic symptoms could be recognized early. Severely autistic infants do not make normal babbling sound and have abnormal eye movements. Some of the symptoms include but restricted to limited vocabulary, unable to follow verbal or facial cues, abnormal eye movement or hand eye co-ordination etc. They also tend to make incoherent sounds. These children also do not follow simple commands. Many times these symptoms are glossed over delaying early diagnosis. Denial, my child is normal attitudes contribute to the delay in early diagnosis. In general ASD is loosely classified into five different types. However, this classification is hotly debated. 1. Pervasive developmental disorder(PDD) - Children suffering from PDD show delay in development of social and language skills 2. Kanner?s syndrome - This is most common type of autistic disorder. They live in their own world and have poor social interactions. They do not like any change in their routine. Individuals with this disorder get affected by loud sounds and cannot lead a normal life as they have low communication skills 3. Rett?s syndrome - Usually seen in females and is quite rare. They are mentally retarded and show muscle atrophy. The individuals show repetitive hand movements. 4. Childhood disintegrative disorder- The symptoms starts to appear in otherwise normal children between 2-4 years of age. They stop talking and interacting with people around them. Individuals start losing motor skills after the age of two 5. Asperger syndrome- Often misdiagnosed as obsessive ?Compulsive disorder or Attention ?Deficit disorder. They don?t show normal social interactions and have problems communicating. Children with Asperger syndrome show repetitive actions and exhibit poor motor skills. Some are thought have talent on which if they focus on could reach great height. Autism is known for decades, unfortunately, there are very few medications available to treat ASD. However, not all hopes are lost. In contemporary medical system (allopathic medicine) different symptom specific treatment options are offered for autistic patients. It is to be noted that these are mood altering medicines. Therefore, qualified physicians should be consulted and the medications administered under care. Ayruvedic approach: In ayurveda there are some herbal medications prescribed for autistic individuals. These are more of remedial measures than cure. Therefore, these medications are to be taken for life. As in many mood altering disorders, besides medications, management is suggested. Very interestingly, an Indian mother of an autistic son, Mrs. Soma Mukhopadhyay, developed Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) to train autistic children to lead near normal life. This has been demonstrated to be a boon for several severely autistic children. Her son Tito Mukhopadhyay is indisputably the most famous Indian with autism. With his mother?s guidance he had written many poems and authored a book titled ?Beyond the Silence: My Life, The World and Autism. Noting her revolutionary method she was brought to the United States by Cure Autism Now Foundation. Since then she had refined her techniques. Currently she is running ?Helping Autism through Learning and Outreach ? HALO? foundation (www.Halo-soma.Org). Recently, she had published a book ?Understanding autism Through Rapid Prompting Method? that details the technique developed by her.
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