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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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I am not able to control my smoking. have tried many medicines bt couldnt get rid of it. What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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I am 25 years old female. I have confusions while taking decisions and fear of taking wrong decisions, negative thought, inferiority complex, can't tolerate stress, loneliness and have migraine problem.

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, your migraine could be due to all the other problems you mentioned here. Stress and anxiety is your basic problem. Negative thinking low self esteem, low confidence, inferiority complex, loneliness etc are part of stress and anxiety. You will be able to improve your self with positive attitude and positive thinking. Managing your anxiety is also possible with psychotherapy. I suggest you mobile counseling with me. I will help you with psychotherapy and confidence building measures. Don't worry. Take care.
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Hi, I am getting negative thoughts something is happening to my loved ones and anxiety something is happened to me like thoughts, I didn't get good sleep also and also getting bad dreams about my loved ones. I am worrying about this. Please help me.

MD (Panchkarma), PGD Yog Science, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), CPARK (Kerala)
Ayurveda, Haldwani
First understand this cycle stress/anxiety----sleep disturbance-----more stress/anxiety--- less sleep-----negative thoughts-----more anxiety so main thing is to reduce the stress/anxiety. You can try some ayurvedic medicines for the same:- make a paste of amla powder mixed in buttermilk. Apply it on front part of head. Keep it for at least 30 minutes. Take 1 tablet of manas mitra vatakam and 2 capsules of tagar twice a day with normal water. Spend some time with small children (3-7 years old) ans remember, one thoughts can't change anybody's destiny or future. Almighty has already written our screenplay/story, we just have to play our character. So our thoughts are not going to change anything whether good or bad. Can contact further if needed. Ready to help get well soon.
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I have started smoking in 2011 now I can not quit it. I do not know whats happening I really wanna quit please help me. Give me some tips.

MPhil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, acceptance of the fact that you need to quite smoking is the first step towards quitting smoking or any addiction. Here are some other things you can do: 1. Ask yourself" why? you need to quit and" motivate yourself" 2. Try nicotine gums" they will ease up process" 3. When you have craving" talk to your loved ones" 4. Stop stressing and give yourself a break. 5. Adapt healthy habits/ exercise or yoga! 6. Health raw healthy food 7. Reward yourself for leaving each cigarette" be more happier" I hope I could help. Thank neha parashar.

I am 17 years old female, nowadays I feel tired very often and n I'm able to concentrate on my studies also because I also feel sleepy a lot. And I can't afford to be like this because I have boards coming up. Could you please suggest me what can I do about it?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You are going to write an important public exam but let it not overwhelm you so much that you don't take time out for socialising, relaxing and exercising. Because a strong body, mind and emotional state can overcome any difficulties in life including planning for the future. If you devote all your time to studies then you are overloading your brain and body and it will certainly forget information to get rid of information overload. 1. Instead you need to study smart and save on your time and relax, have fun so that the brain gets time to rest and doesn't forget. For eg. You can use highlighter to mark out important portions, summarise the most important points and elaborate mentally, make diagrams, charts etc if you are a visual person, use all your senses to study by adding visual, kinesthetic and auditory cues, teach other students and you will brush up your portions, create and use mnemonics for faster recollection. 2. Eat light food with lean proteins, low carbohydrates, sugars and fats. Eat more of whole grains, fish, chicken, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid all junk and processed foods as they are loaded with chemicals and have a direct impact on brain functioning. 3. Take out time to exercise regularly and give your brain the oxygen boost that it needs during preps and exams. Aerobics, gym, cycling, walking, yoga. Anything that'll freshen you up. 4. You could have certain ayurvedic brain tonics which enhance memory and it's general functioning. Please see a doctor for this tip. 5. You must catch on your beauty sleep for the brain to rest adequately after a marathon session of studies. Our brain gets tired and needs to rest after a heavy activity to release all the toxins and repair damages. Dreams are a way to remove unhealthy thoughts which is important at this time. 6. Seek counselling if you re mentally and emotionally disturbed. Stress, anxiety and tensions make the brain forget much more than anything else. You willbe able to unload your stress in an unbiased space and learn tips to handle it effectively as well. These are general tips.
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I do not want to do masturbating, I don't like but I can't control when that type of feeling and I can't concentrate on my studies properly. My mind is totally diverted whn that type of feeling comes. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it is to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives. It is your guilt that is plaguing you to distraction. Your concentration has nothing to do with masturbation!
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What should I do to overcome glossophobia and how much time to taken this for treatment?

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 user. Glossophobia or speech anxiety is the fear of public speaking or of speaking in general. This is part of general anxiety disorder. There should some other anxiety problems, you are facing. We need to find those and cure all of those anxieties together. Addressing them one by one will trigger other problems. Desensitization therapy is most used and cure can be seen within 6 months if followed correctly. Take care.
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Is there any way how to get avoid addiction from alcohol ,cigarette and from watching porn videos.

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 user. Cigarette, alcohol and port addiction etc comes under addictive disorder and you will need to undergo deaddiction treatment. Alternatively, you can use will power to overcome these addictions. I suggest counseling and deaddiction treatment. Take care.
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I am unable to concentrate on my study during study feeling frustrated. I am feeling too much addicted of social site.

M.A.(Psychology)
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
You can set time as 45 min you have to study then take 15 min break. Then again do the same ,you can increase the frequency of these sessions after 2 weeks.
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I have anxiety disorder confirmed by a psychiatrist, which medicine should I take to cure it, and medicine have no side effects. I am very anxious about taking medicine so please tell me if it can be cured without taking medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Next time you're too tense to cope, consider trying one of these natural options for relief. 1. Laugh it off. Cultivate a good sense of humor and laugh "Even if you do a fake laugh, you get an instant hit of dopamine,". Dopamine is a brain chemical that controls feelings of reward and pleasure. 2. Schedule relaxation. "Sit down and look at your schedule, "Is there a time to put in a half hour to do whatever you do that is relaxing?" That can be a walk, meditation, yoga, tai chi or anything you find relaxing. Researchers trying to help shy men with social anxiety found that a period of relaxation helped them, lowering their heart rates after they interacted with people. For further queries get back to me.
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How To Manage Exam Stress

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
How To Manage Exam Stress

Dear students the following strategies can help you to overcome exam related stress:-
1:- plan your study time:- plan your studying with regularly scheduled study sessions about 45 minutes long separated by 5-10 minutes breaks.
2:- try to maintain a healthy lifestyle:- eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, do some physical exercise regularly.
3:- keep things in perspective:- the exam might seems like the most crucial things right now but in the perspective of your whole life, they are only a small part of your life.
4:- take steps to overcome problems:- if you find you don't understand some of your course material try to take help from your teacher or classmate.
5:- don't keep things botteled up:- confiding in someone you trust and who will be supportive is a great way to alleviate stress and worry.
6:- believe in yourself:- the most important thing is always think positive and believe in yourself. If you prepare for the exam properly you should do fine, there is no need to worry. Just do your best. All the best.

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Hi, I am 31 years old, I am working in IT industry. From past 7 years I am facing some health issue. I will be feeling always anxious/fear in normal situations, my hands will be shivering, I blink my eyes more, I too have some neck pain also.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Get your pulse and BP checked. Get blood sugar f/pp, T3, T4 ,tsh, do 1.no alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water.
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Doctor, Sir, At my work place a new person has joined as a Voice President, now there are two minds are working on one property which is the clash, I am working as a General Manager, and He is working as a voice President for one organization, I always found that he is not treating me well As a respect to position and age and experience person I never say anything to him, only I take his firing from him at all time without reason, It is now difficult to lead the position , and respect, and now surcharging for new JOB he always giving Tonts and some bad comments and creating a very bad Image of mine, after working there he tells to owner that I am not working very Indiscipline person which is a insult to me, Difficult to talk this statement with other people but this is true I am depressed now and want to change the job as soon as possible, but it is very difficult to get the job at this time my age is 49 and his age is 60 some time I feel like to suicide my self and finish my self forever, can not take this at this age which is never happened within twenty years, Would you please send me solution on this and start interact me.Please tell.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Better to go his home and talk to him personally. Do not argue and do not make comments on his behavior. Just talk like a good friend. First you respect his age and ask what I follow sir. Ask his permission and advices in all aspects. Then his ego satisfied then he will suggest some of the methods. How to overcome from the problems. He is aged person. He has some ego problems and want to command others. He wants to maintain supreme in all the aspects. It is very easy to handle this type of persons. Better to follow him and ask in all aspects his advices. Better to go his home with your wife. After he much impressed. Take some sweets and fruits. Present him. Talk like a child before him. Do not be depressed. There is way in all the problems. Cannt but positions we should bend according to situational demands. It is not decreased yourself. It is very intellectual one. So follow my advice. Take further steps based on my report. Ok best of luck. My best wishes.
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I am suffering sympathetic overdrive n anxiety n over thinking. What I should do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve.
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I am a 25 year guy and I feel weary every now and then! Afternoon sleep does make me feel a bit better, but after an hour or two, I feel like I am deprived on energy and liveliness again. As of now, I am unemployed and feel like I would be a very big failure in my life! I don't know what my passion is and don't know what to do next! Sometimes even comprehending simple things becomes difficult while talking, I feel like being completely empty with no feelings within. I am honestly very disappointed and feel like I shouldn't have had been born. I feel like I have been only born to bring bad name to my family! I guess I have something called anxiety anxiety too a day ago I had been at a popular restaurant nearby and it felt like everything went blank! I guess I am not fit for 8 hr job as my energy it vanishes within an hour or two! I felt like consulting a psychologist but none of my family member would come forward and I don't have courage to tell this to them! Four years back I had got diagnosed with intermittent Testicular torsion which further hit the bit of confidence I had! I told my closer friends about this that time and thought they would be a huge support and would help me in battling this but instead I was being made fun of, every other day! For the next three years (after the torsion), I couldn't concentrate on anything and feared that I could have the torsion again at any next moment! The more I tried to get the rid of that thought, the more stronger it seemed to became! Hearing my heartbeat was the second biggest fear even today the moment I hear my heartbeat, I try concentrating to something else! I seriously don't know what to do with my life!

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Please take this questionnaire - BPHQ Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television h. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual i. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way With the score on these questions, please talk with your father or uncle or grandfather. Convince them that you have a problem of Mixed Anxiety Disorder or/and Disease Phobia. They may not make fun of you. They may be coming forward to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist. Otherwise go back to your doctor who treated you for testicular torsion and tell him your other fears With BPHQ score) and request him to refer to psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. One has to think of alternatives which may work or may not work. But there are always alternatives, if you search for. If going to a psychiatrist is a stigma for family, you can be treated online if your doctor sends report on testicular torsion treatment, your blood hormonal levels and your general medical examination or check up. You can go on treatment if you are able to manage the fees for consultations without involving any family member or friend.
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I always used to follow my classmates and in this way I used to score high. From 10th to next few years, a news paper and it's story inspired me to work for family, but from last 2 to 3 years especially since the start of 2016, I am feeling aloneness, emotional weakness. Mental weakness. What to do now? Now I don't have a competition and also like that news paper. I have completed y b.tech from a reputed college. Done job for 17 months.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user! Good that you help your family, but sonce you are suffering from various emotional problems, it is time that you need to overcome this problem and lead a normal life. Concentrate h to come out of this. You need to undergo treatment and counselling for the same from a Psychologist who would help you overcome this problem completely unless otherwise you volunteer to undergo. If you need to consult with me online definitely most welcome. Take care. Try to relax yourself as much as possible. With regards, Psy. MSV.
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What's the danger of anxiety to human health? We should not get into the chronic anxiety?

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 lybrate user. I can understand. 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. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. But you must also understand, anxiety is part of your body's defense mechanism and if within limit, there is nothing to worry. I suggest you online psycho education about anxiety. Take care.
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Me kaafi jyda pareshan hu mam. Me har cheez se tang aagyi hu samj nhi aata kya karu me. Mujhe choti choti baato pe kaafi gussa lgta hai. Or me barobar so b nahi paati hu. Mujhe pata nahi kyu baar baar rohna aah jata koi b baat dimag me aati toh har choti si choti baat ka hurt hota hai jaldi nervous ho jati hu. Me relationship me hu bt me khush hu bt kabhi kabhi pata nahi kyu me dukhi ho jati kaafi. Mujhe raat ke tym nind b nhi aati jldi n aaati he toh kaafi bure sapne aate n baar baar meri nind aadhi raaat ko tut jati. Me kaafi jyda stress me hu pls mujhe stress se nikalna he. Me jitna koshish krti hu bt khush nhi reh paati hu. Mujhe koi baat samj nhi aati me kya bolri hu gusse me kisi ko. Kbhi kbhi mujhe asa lgta mujhe dimag ke ilaz ki zaroort he me depress hu kaaafi.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hi lybrate-user happy new yr tumhari problem jenuune hai. First you relife you r stress. Then you start with ayurvedic treatment for brain. Ayurved mai bahot sari aasi dawai boli hai ki usaki maddat sai dimag mai chalu gandhhe sochh & MOOD SWINGS ki adat kam kar sake. Apaka mood swings ki problem ess umar mai chalu hua to usaka impact apake total body pai specially skin & uterus ,stomach pay atta. Allopathy treatmant mai depression dawai di jati hai usase brain dammage haota .so take care. U consult we discuss. Live happy & healthy.
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I am 60 years old having problem of vocal cord palsy, as a result my voice become hoarse. Please suggest best medicines.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
How do you know you have vocal cord palsy? what was the reason for that? there is no medicine for it only surgery can help u.
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What are symptoms of depression? How a normal person can identify it? What is difference between sadness and depression?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, symptoms of depression are not willing to do anything, no interest on anything, not able to sleep, not mingle with people, feeling loneliness the best treatment is counselling many patients have cured and leading better life.
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