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Dr. Shanthi

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Shanthi Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shanthi is one of the best Psychologists in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Sri Narayana Child and Teen Care in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanthi on Lybrate.com.

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My son who s 2.5 years old likes children and wants to play with them. But in my home there is no small kids equivalent to his age so he used to play with elder boys but I dnt like it. I feel they are teasing my son and making fun of him. But my son wants their company oly. Pls suggest me to save my son from them.

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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Playing with older children is just as important as playing with same age peers. He will still need to learn to mix with all age groups and find his place with them. If these children are making fun of your son, then taking him away from them is a temporary solution. What will you do when he goes to school/ college/office and his friends or colleagues make fun of him? he needs to learn how to protect himself and yet be a part of that group. As his mother, you can talk to the group of boys and tell them how hurtful and scary it is for your son when they tease him. If they are not meaning any harm, then they will stop it otherwise you have the option of pulling him out of that group. Gradually you will need to teach him how to draw his boundaries with bullies and protect himself physically and psychologically. But your problem is that he doesn't have another friend circle. He's of an age when he can join play groups and learn simple stuff along with appropriate social behaviours at that age. I have seen mothers taking their children out to meet cousins, friends who live in other area or go play in a nearby locality park. You could even invite parents with young children to your house so that your son gets company. If none of this works out then you might consider moving house to an area which is catering to your child's current needs. It is important that he mixes with other children so that he learns appropriate social skills and for his mental and physical development. You might risk him feeling lonely, unsociable and cranky if he doesn't find company.
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Hi, I'm 23 and around 4 weeks ago I began having severe anxiety and panic attacks - from built up stress I think (was also meant to start a new job 3 weeks ago but I've only been in a few days, and I'm not sure it's for me) my doctor told me to have a few weeks off yesterday too. I started on 10mg.

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Hi, I'm 23 and around 4 weeks ago I began having severe anxiety and panic attacks - from built up stress I think (was...
Dear Karan, Welcome to lybrate. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Hello I am 26 years old, in my 16-20 years age I easily remember everythig I read/learned, but now I forgot everything by 1 day, why it is happened? please tell me how to get back my memory power?

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You try various techniques to remember which I can teach you. Just try a tab I can suggest. Ask me privately with your blood reports, cbc and tsh.

I am 22 year old I want to know how to heal the lungs as I am thinking of quiting smoking. I am doing so by 6 years. Please advice.

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Smoking is a major problem nowdays with youngsters you are one among them. I understood your problem. As you are very young need to stop smoking immediately. First you decrease smoking gradually by reducing the numbers along with breathing exercise in the morning. Anticraving drugs and nicotine replacement therapy also will helpful.
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My husband have some mental problem. He become angry in small thing and to show her anger he is throughing thing and harming yourself many time. He starts shouting loudly and beating her hands on the wall or any harder thing. Kindly give some solution how to control him. Next day he becomes normal that nothings happens.

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My husband have some mental problem. He become angry in small thing and to show her anger he is throughing thing and ...
Hi, since when is the problem helping. Need to know in detail to make a diagnosis. He may be suffering serious mental disorder and need to show to a psychiatrist immediately.

My habit is want watching porn videos. I want stop these habit. How to avoided these habit?

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My habit is want watching porn videos. I want stop these habit. How to avoided these habit?
You have to use your willpower, read books and do meditation and by mind diversion you can stop this habit.

How I can increase my memory? I forgot studied lesson after some times. Please suggest me.

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Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is 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. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I am suffering from short temper , lots of anger and irritability, can I get rid of it by homeopathy or any other treatment?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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in ayurveda there is mention panchakarma treatment ..... panchakarma means five procedure for detoxification of body in this five procedure for anger you should do SHIRODHARA treatment .....you will get good result so consult good ayurvedic doctors

Mam please help me. Gay sex is disorder. Or not. In 9th standard one of my calasmate. Did with me. Nw I'm 20 years doctor of pharmacy student at bangalore. I stay in hostel. I can't concentrate on my studies. Wt should I do. Please help me mam.

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Mam please help me. Gay sex is disorder. Or not. In 9th standard one of my calasmate. Did with me. Nw I'm 20 years do...
Homosexuality is a result of mutation of a gene called fruuit fly. You have got to accept what you are. There is no way you can change your sexual preference, you cannot force yourself to get attracted to females. You will be inviting life-long conflict if you force anything upon yourself or try to be what you are not if you are born with this orientation, you will only be attracted physically to guys. Know that and accept it!
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I am 18 years old male having addiction of Internet. Its effect on my health please gove suggestions for it.

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Get involved with somekind of physical work and take the help of your family members and also take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months

Hi Doctor, I am a boy with age of 17 Tell me that what to do to control myself from excess use of mobile.

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Hi Doctor, I am a boy with age of 17 Tell me that what to do to control myself from excess use of mobile.
If possible buy a normal black & white phone half of your tome will be saved, use internet in Desktop only. Get yourself busy so that using mobile becomes secondary for you. Excess of mobile causes cancer through the waves, deafness, color blindness. Life is once utilize your time for a fruitful career, time once gone never comes back my friend. Chase your dreams, not your inbox Thanks
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Hi My friend has a problem he has problem of changing moods thats why he is loosing his confidence day by day because somtimes he is getting nervous any time in the friends please tell me how to avoid this problem

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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You need to get your friend evaluated as it could be depression, anxiety disorder or a personality problem. The treatment varies for all these conditions and once the evaluation is done we can start the treatment according to the requirement.

How could I leave smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.

I have desk study. But last few month. My body should fat. obesity occur. How can maintain my fitness.

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I have desk study. But last few month. My body should fat. obesity occur. How can maintain my fitness.
Hi incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your diet while eliminating unhealthy foods. - if you are working or studying away from home, try to pack healthy lunch and snacks for yourself to avoid eating unhealthy food daily. - don't eat straight from the packet - use a plate or bowl to control how much you eat. - don't delay or skip meals. - cut down your consumption of aerated drinks and sodas. - drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Drink water after waking up and before sleeping. Being dehydrated may make you feel like you're hungry, so it is important to stay hydrated. - have homemade fruit and vegetable juices - eat 5-6 small healthy meals every 2-3 hours, every day, instead of having a few big ones. This regulates your blood sugar level and your metabolism. - don't skip breakfast, instead, make it rich with complex carbohydrates and proteins, so it can provide you with energy to get through the day. Try to include the following as your morning breakfast, oats porridge, eggs on multigrain toast or daliya with sprouts. - avoid artificial sweeteners in processed foods. - eat slowly as it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register if you're full or not. Eating too fast leads to overeating, so chew slowly to digest your food better and control how much you eat. - use a smaller plate to control your portion sizes and avoid overeating. - know your cravings and do not snack when you're emotional. It is said that you crave crunchy and savory food when you're stressed, frustrated or lonely. Figure out what you crave and replace them with healthier alternatives. - do not eat mindlessly; concentrate on your food instead of watching tv or playing with your phone to avoid overeating.

My mom is getting heavy headache on top of the head severely once in a day, even tab can not control it, is there any chance of migraine, her age is 41 and having some tensions.

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My mom is getting heavy headache on top of the head severely once in a day, even tab can not control it, is there any...
Her headaches might be because of tensions. From the symptoms you described, it does not appear to be like migraine. Encourage her to share her worries with you or someone who she can trust. Assure her of your support as well. Tell her that you love her and you care for her. Tell her that when she is worried you also get affected and you both together can find some solutions to your problems. Also ask her to avoid going out in the mornings presently, as it is very hot outside because of summers. Ask her to drink plenty of water. See if she is having her food properly or not. In spite of doing all this, if the headache continues then consult a doctor. Avoid self medication. Take care.
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Dr.Sahib, which medicines are best for anxiety/depression/stress and in headache tension.

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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English Medicines give temporary relief and come with side effects. Ayurveda is a natural way of curing stress from the roots and if coupled with counselling, you will feel fit for your lifetime as you will be mentally strong and confident and feel capable of handling any stress.

Hello Dr. my wife is in period from 7 days and tonight we have done sex we both enjoy but I was cum inside in vagina, so I am in tens what should I do, she is angry on me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
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Hello Dr. my wife is in period from 7 days and tonight we have done sex we both enjoy but I was cum inside in vagina,...
Hello- Do not worry, she can not become pregnant doing sex just after the bleeding phase of menses. If you do sex at the time of ovulation that is in the mid of the cycle thn only she can get pregnant.
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Hello Doctor, my psychiatric doctor prescribed me Fortinerv, Depran -5, klonaz md 0.25 1st and 3rd is for the morning and the 2nd one is for night as I told him to reduce my medication and I want to stop having medication. By giving this prescription am I able to get rid of this medication slowly?

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Hello Doctor, my psychiatric doctor prescribed me Fortinerv, Depran -5, klonaz md 0.25 1st and 3rd is for the morning...
I think that before you ask your doctor to reduce your medication, make sure you are complying with all the requirements as prescribed. Now if you are serious to want to reduce the medication, you must also work with a counselor and develop some skills and techniques to help you cope with the daily challenges of this condition. Then, as you improve in behavior and coping skills, the doctor will reduce the medication but in such a manner that it will help tease the brain to produce the same naturally. You must also develop your constitution to make it fit enough to cope with fear, felt many times unnecessarily. You may be taking normal fear and converting it into abnormal fear like anxiety and so on. Take care of the following: Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body?s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart?s fitness; meditation for the brain?s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be.
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Mother aged 57 years says somebody speaking to her often and believes it is God ,some times gets confused is it God? She used to go brahmakumaris ashram, all my mother aged are normal, good and healthy. But my mother is stressed, unhealthy and worried about the talking she gets. Even brahmakumaris sisters asked to consult psychiatrist for solution.

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Mother aged 57 years says somebody speaking to her often and believes it is God ,some times gets confused is it God? ...
It is possible she is having auditory hallucinations. Please take her to a psychiatrist for detailed assessment. If it auditory hallucinations, it can be treated with medications. It is better to get her checked immediately before the situation worsens.
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Its for me I am male 55 years old.I hv been suffering from depression since so many years.I have mood changes.I am always feeling depressed.I was told a chemical dopamine / serotonin is the cause of depression triggering is required to kindle the mood I am taking anti depressant Nexito 5 mg daily at night I am constantly confused with wavering mood I am unable to express my feelings is there a permanent solution to this prob pl clarify me

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Its for me I am male 55 years old.I hv been suffering from depression since so many years.I have mood changes.I am al...
Yes, there is a permanent solution if you cooperate. You must go for counseling too and the combination of the two will fetch you better results. So apart from the medication, you need the help of a counselor who will equip you with coping skills and techniques to handle the daily pressures in life. You can also speak about the recent developments and find a way of sorting those out too. Relying only on the chemical intervention is grossly insufficient. By just popping in pills how do you hope to develop skills and tools to manage life?! You can follow these simple rules too: 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: find someone to love and to love you back. 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 everyday 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. If you are consistent and cooperative and do not have any episodes for at least three years, you could be taken off of the medication with the doctor's consent only.
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