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Dr. Shanthi

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Shanthi Psychologist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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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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I can't last even 5 minutes, I smoke. What to do its affecting me badly. My age is just 28. Help me out.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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My friend sanjay is suffering from the addiction of alcohol what can I do to stop him to drink alcohol.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, give him homoeopathic mother tincture acid sulp q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. You will notice that his craving for alcohol will be decreased within 15 days of medication.
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I'm 52. I feel usually.- drowsiness, weakness, depression, vertigo, chronic amoebic colitis, bronchial allergy, bronchitis, uti, prostat problem, minor headache etc, Please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
A therapeutic diet in itself can solve many of your problems. Dietary therapy prescribed by a registered dietitian is needed, reply back for private consultation.
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Are You a Caffeine Addict? These 5 Yoga Asanas Will Help You Kick the Habit

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
Are You a Caffeine Addict? These 5 Yoga Asanas Will Help You Kick the Habit

Little or limited caffeine amount can definitely boost energy levels, but an excessive amount might lead to addiction, which is really quite a serious issue. This addiction cannot be kicked away with medications and rather you have to follow the natural ways. Practicing yoga asanas is one of the most improved solutions that can help you to get rid of acute or severe caffeine addiction and that too in a natural way without inviting any unhealthy side effects.

5 leading asanas that can help avoid caffeine addiction:

  1. Mayurasana: This asana is mainly well known as the Peacock pose. The pose is very much useful for maintaining digestive and circulatory functions. The hands should be clasped backside and you should bend your head towards your feet. Standing straight is needed and you have to take deep breaths at the time of holding back the concerned posture.
  2. Chakrasana: This is nothing, but a wheel pose which helps in system detoxification and toxin release. Your thyroid and pituitary glands will get naturally stimulated as a result of this pose. Extending arms overhead by keeping feet together you can perform this pose. You should bend backwards with your face down towards the floor, and you have to use your palms for support.
  3. Sarvangasana: This pose needs to be done by keeping your shoulders in support. Without using yoga mats, this pose cannot be performed comfortably. Parathyroid and thyroid glands are stimulated along with the normalization of different body functions. Relief from constipation and indigestion can be gained from this pose. Keeping your shoulders in support, the legs should be extended upwards at 90-degree angle. The shoulders should take your full body weight at the time of doing this asana.
  4. Halasana: This plough pose can help in reducing lethargy, fatigue and stress. Your nervous system can be calmed down, and you will feel completely relaxed. Energy channels of your body can be easily opened up by practicing this asana regularly. In this case, legs should be bended at your hips so that the legs can be flat over the ground. You should keep your hands beside your body.
  5. Nadi-sodhan Pranayama: if you have got accumulated stress, then nothing can be a better option other than doing this asana. Both body and mind get completely relaxed as a result of practicing this pose. In this case, breathing patterns or techniques can be corrected along with the balancing of the nadis. You have to get a proper guidance in order to perform it in a correct manner.

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I lose temper very soon while talking with my friends. I am also not able to concentrate on my studies. Is this symptom of depression?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I lose temper very soon while talking with my friends. I am also not able to concentrate on my studies. Is this sympt...
It is your frustration that your nature is becoming like this-this shows that your are not getting the desired results in studies although you try to study harder -----------------it is not depression and just concentrate on your studies and myself being a homoeopath will surely help you in this direction with help of homoeo medicines and mind relieving exercise--------------------consult me------
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"Your body is a beautiful, wonderful thing just how it is. Potential (meaningful) partners will care more about you than the size of your body parts, and you deserve to have acceptance and a realistic expectation of your body. Like the female body, the male body is beautiful regardless of what size it may be. There is no such thing as an inadequately sized penis, and therefore the need and desire for male penile enlargement is oftentimes unnecessary."

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Doctor I need help since 2 years I am on psychiatric treatment bcz of depression. Now I am working in a bank and I do not know why I watch gay videos if I got time then I will see those videos and masturbate please tell me how to overcome this situation so that I want to be a normal lead to a heterosexual life.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Doctor I need help since 2 years I am on psychiatric treatment bcz of depression. Now I am working in a bank and I do...
There is a possibility that you might be gay. But just watching gay videos do not make you gay. So it is advisable to talk to your psychiatrist or a counsellor to know more about your own sexuality and get more clarity about it. It is very important for you to understand and accept your sexual inclination. If you are gay and are unable to accept it, it will be difficult for you to live heterosexual life. Please understand that, being gay is not a crime. Please seek professional help.
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I am 52 years old. I have problem in my job. On duty I am becoming in tension that I cannot do my job responsibly. I get fear to face problem. I have lose my confidence.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi lybrate-user, please chart out the stressors or issues at your work. Understand what are the factors which you can control and which you cannot. Plan with the help of a counselor how to face the issues at your work. Sometime our own assumption, negative thoughts and exaggeration may be the main reason. Take necessary steps and you can deal your issues.
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I have headache and little bit backpain problem when I am getting stress and also getting anxiety at more times unwantedly I can not get rid of these ones and when I am tried to stop it creates even more problems what can I do I am doing exercises regularly tell me any suggestions.

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General Physician, Barpeta
I have headache and little bit backpain problem when I am getting stress and also getting anxiety at more times unwan...
Don't be tensed lybrate-user just try to avoid stress as you know this triggers your problem. Take tablet paracetamol 650 mg when you have headache. Be cool dude.
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My case may take your time but I request you to pay attention now we are a family of five as I just got married. My parents relationship were not healthier since starting. But they do love both of us. I left my home in 2006 for college and then job and it impacts my mother mind hard. Since 6-7 years I am noticing she lost her confidence. She keep standing in the kitchen for 3-4 hours and doing nothing. Starts looking the roof and start laughing and she never eat food with anyone. It' s not that my father is a bad guy. We all tried to understand her mindset but not possible. Now my sister also moved out of karnal for job and now just my parents are left at home. Now when I see my mom, I want to help her. I don' t know what exactly is going in her mind and she never shared her feelings. She just keep calling me and ask for my health and food. I do worry for her and she is not in good state of mind. I saw her sometime talking to wall or something. My father also tries to help her but we don' t know how to handle or do? i' m ready to do anything just to bring her back to normal. Please help!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Your mother had gone through a very stressful and hard life after marriage, I think. She had her desires suppressed. She could not express herself, openly and this led to her present state of mind. For her treatment proper counselling is required and certain psychotic drugs to be recommended after counselling.
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Depression�>�Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what should ��Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Depression�>�Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give sug...
Jaya.... Relax!!! you need to take a deep breath before you think... do not be so worried about your depression. I would suggest you some tips to get rid of your depression. do yoga whatever comes in your lyf,whether it may be the worst,smile at it... be angry but do not let it go so long which may affect your health. just live the present. past is gone,do not regret on it, future isn't in your hand.so chill ...and take a cool shower after every struggle that may help you be better. and of course,pray regularly. get well soon. for any more information you can consult me privately.
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How to increase concentration power, building strong emotion and how to maintain it?

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
Self hypnosis and mindfulness meditations help to improve concentration and we can learn to handle our emotions as well by releasing stress. You may simply start with mindful breathing. The purpose of this exercise is to simply notice, accept and be aware of your breath. When our breathing relaxes our muscles relax. Our mind relaxes and anxiety goes away, we are better able to focus then. Procedure Sit quietly in a chair with both feet on the ground and your hands in your lap. Allow yourself to feel centred in the chair. Bring all of your attention to the physical act of breathing. Start to notice the breath as it enters your body through your nose and travels to your lungs. Notice with curiosity whether the inward and outward breaths are cool or warm, and notice where the breath travels as it enters and departs. Also notice the breath as your lungs relax and you inhale through your nose. Don’t try to do anything with your breathing – simply notice it, pay attention to it and be aware of it. It doesn’t matter if your breathing is slow or fast, deep or shallow; it just is what it is. Allow your body to do what it does naturally. You be the witness to this process. Initially start with 10 minutes twice a day. Then slowly increase time. Wish you all the best.
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Actually last month my brother in law aged 44 expired due to metastatic cancer in pancreas & intrahepatic cancer in liver. I was surprised to see that being a fully fit man without any disease. Now I am very much tensed that it could happen with any one. Pl suggest me which/what type of test/treatment could be taken up as a precautionary step.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Actually last month my brother in law aged 44 expired due to metastatic cancer in pancreas & intrahepatic cancer in l...
It is sad to hear about your brother in law. Your height and weight indicate that you are fit and fine. You should not worry about disease and untimely death. Get your complete body tests/check done every three years from now on. You can only control what is in your hands. 1. Good natural simple nutrition 2. Daily exercise activities to stay fit. 3. Proper relaxation and sleep 4. Being stress free 5. Being happy and spreading happiness. If you can do all this then live a happy life. No one knows how many days we have been granted on this earth. We can only live in this moment. Breathe well and live well.
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Hi i am Present working as a lecturer without any reason I get a lot of tension and disturbances, what will I do to avoid my tense.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi i  am Present working as a lecturer without any reason I get a lot of tension and disturbances, what will I do to ...
To be a safe and predictable person for those around you at work and at home, it is essential that you are able to maintain your composure when you feel like your 'buttons' are being pushed. This strength will help you to achieve your goals in business as well as your goals for your personal relationships. 1. Share negative emotions only in person or on the phone. E-mails, answering machine messages, and notes are too impersonal for the delicate nature of negative words. What feels like a bomb on paper may feel like a feather when delivered in person. 2. Pepper your responses with the phrase, "I understand" This phrase will support your goals when the tension is high and you need to find common ground to form compromises or agreements with the other party. 3. Take notice when you feel threatened by what someone is saying to you. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or to "shut down" the other person's communication. It will take this kind of discipline to become an open, trusting communicator. 4. Practice making requests of others when you are angry. It is often much more useful to make a request than to share your anger. For example, if the babysitter is driving you crazy by leaving dirty dishes in the sink, it is better to make a request of them than to let your anger leak out in other ways such as by becoming more distant. 5. Try repeating the exact words that someone is saying to you when they are in a lot of emotional pain or when you disagree with them completely. This mirroring technique can keep both the speaker and the listener 'can notered' in a difficult conversation, especially when the attitude of the person doing the mirroring is to gain understanding of a different point of view. 6. Take responsibility for your feelings to avoid blaming others. Notice when 'blame shifting' begins to leak into your speech. "I feel angry when you are twenty minutes late and you don't call me" is much better than, "You make me so mad by being late. 7. Learn to listen to the two sides of the conflict that you are in as if you were the mediator or the counsellor. If you can listen and respond in this way you will bring peace and solutions to the conflict more quickly. For example, in response to an employee's raise request, you might say, "On the one hand I understand that you really need the raise, and on the other hand I represent the company, whose funds are very scarce at this time. Is there a way that I can work on your compensation package that does not involve cash? Here, the mediator's point of view can look for the creative compromise that takes into account the limits and the needs of both parties. 8. Take a playful attitude towards developing the skill of emotional self-control in high conflict situations. You could view maintaining self-control in a tense, angry conversation as an athletic feat. You could also view developing this skill as similar to working out at the gym with weights - the more that you use your self-control muscle the bigger it will grow and the easier it will be to remain calm when tension is great. 9. Wait a few days to cool down emotionally when a situation makes you feel wild with intense feelings, such as rage. As time passes, you will be able to be more objective about the issues and to sort out the truth about the situation more clearly. 10. Make a decision to speak with decorum whenever you are angry or frustrated. If you give yourself permission to blow up, people will not feel safe around you. They will feel that you are not predictable and will carry 'shields' when they are near you. The fear and walls of others will not support your goals for success in relationships or at work.
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Main kafi dino se depression me hun kafi ilag karbaya lekin koi faida nahin hai please suggest me good advice.

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
Main kafi dino se depression me hun kafi ilag karbaya lekin koi faida nahin hai please suggest me good advice.
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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She is having big problem of shivering and crying if some one say do this or you have done some thing wrong she got hurt in anger immediately start weeping and some time fell unconscious. I am in fear that she can take some extreme step in this condition. She is not in position to understand any thing. She is losing her figure and take deep breath, every body saying her behaviour is not good. I can not understand the problem and losing all relation. Uncontrolled anger please suggest. Every time she cry and fell on ground unconscious start taking very very deep breath.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
She is having big problem of shivering and crying if some one say do this or you have done some thing wrong she got h...
She seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality with episodes of conversion. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. They have love-hate relationship with close ones. Transient psychotic symptoms, including brief delusions and hallucinations, may also be present. It is also associated with substantial impairment of social, psychological and occupational functioning and quality of life. People with emotionally unstable personality disorder are particularly at risk of suicide. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
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I need an ayurvedic treatment for depression and slow metabolism. I wish for ayurvedic since it is deemed to be free of side effects.

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 need an ayurvedic treatment for depression and slow metabolism. I wish for ayurvedic since it is deemed to be free ...
Dear lybrate user. You are misunderstanding. Ayurvedic medicines also has its own side effects. More over for depression, there is no direct ayurvedic medicines. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since l have very depressed and preferred to killing my self all the time. Please help us.

M.B.B.S
Psychologist, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and since l have very depressed and preferred to killing my self all the time. Please...
Thjs is normal to feel depressed when you loose someone close to your heart. Divert your attention to other activites of life. Move on and lead a normal life, Time will heal you and you will find other interests rewarding.
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I am in drugs drug addict ,chain smoker,heavy drinker I need to leave all this.Please suggest

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Alcohol and drugs are very addicting and withdrawal from these have very serious consequences. Due to strong craving and serious withdrawal effects, it is always advised to quit these substance under supervision of a doctor. You should take professional services of a psychiatrist/de-addiction center. I have treated many patients like this and they are spending drug free and alcohol free life now without any difficulty. You may also have the same life.
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I have a serve cold which has been lasting for month. So what should I do? And what medicine can I take for increasing concentration?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have a serve cold which has been lasting for month. So what should I do? And what medicine can I take for increasin...
You should consult a doctor for constant cold and fever. It shouldn't be ignored. You will not be able to concentrate unless you are physically fit.
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