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Dr. Shanthi

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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 father drink daily and cause many problem tell some type medicine name to stop drinking alcohol.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Alcohol dependence is associated with significant physical, mental and social problems. Physically, there can be liver failure, jaundice, vomiting of blood, passing blood in stools, stomach ulcers, damage to nerves of the body, swelling of legs, fluid collection in abdomen, and many more. Mentally, there is irreversible brain damage, worsening of anxiety or depression, triggering of psychosis and mood disorders, dementia, etc. From a social point of view, there may be isolation from neighbors or family, increased abusive behavior to children or spouses, legal problems, accidents, etc. Anti craving medications are available which will help to reduce the craving. Consult a psychiatrist with experience in deaddiction.
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I am 29 years old male, I am alcoholic and taking marijuana also, now I am lost my temporary memory, what should I do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 29 years old male, I am alcoholic and taking marijuana also, now I am lost my temporary memory, what should I do?
You have organic brain disorder relating to abuse of alcohol and marihuana. Stop both. Your memory to recover you need some time to heal. You can start deaddiction process and then you need b complex plus de addiction medication. Kindly consult me if you need help from me. If not consult a de addiction physician in your area
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My Mother is victim of mental illness, she's is mentally challenged person .we are three brothers in high schools standard and my father, she deny every time to prepare food or do home work or any type of housewife work, despite this all if we want to help her she will in return curring (abuse) .My father is senior clerk, every time he came from office she never give him food not a single glass of water, in return she revile him always she is in depression .after some time she frequently starting abusing us especially my father. This all thing is running from after my parents marriage .I ask my father, what is the reason for her illness why she can't understand, and my father said she as same as now before marriage only mistake is that he choose wrong decision although it was arranged I am looking for solution because my father has attempted one time suicide .this is why I am looking for good doctor please asap and we are middle class so we can't afford so high fess not also. She is of 38 and 4 ft. Height brought up in very backward rural area Thanks.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
My Mother is victim of mental illness, she's is mentally challenged person .we are three brothers in high schools sta...
Dear Lybrate user. It's really pathetic to hear your story which is a high-stress life situation at this tender age. Your brothers and father are also undergoing the same stressful life experiences. But you can change the situation to the best. As you think getting psychiatric treatment is not that much expensive. It may take only 1000 to 2000 approximately/month to get treated by a psychiatrist including the medicines. If you're unable to afford, you can get the same through district mental health scheme in the nearest Government hospital to your location. Your mother needs medical treatment, empathic understanding by the family members and also a good deal of social support. Don't lose hope. Certainly there is a way to get a better life. Try to see a psychiatrist asap.
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What is the best medicine for OSMF. M LEFT TOBACCO SINCE LAST 15 YEAR HOW EVER OSMF SEEN please GUIDE IN TH matter BY MEDICINE.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Homoeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homoeopathy is not only to treat the name of disease but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.More symptoms are required to prescribe medicine.So explain in detail. In the mean time take Kali cyanatum. 30, 3 drops once daily for 7 days then revert me.
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My son is 23 years old. He is very short tempered. He has no patience to listen. He down agree even he is wrong. He acts mad very often. He finds fault in everything. He says he needs happiness. He starts fights with his lover and mother very badly using complete bad words no one on Earth can accept. We try to just listen to him during that time. Otherwise, he says he wants to commit suicide. His happiness is temporary. He repeats this kind of mental behaviour very very often. Please help.

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
My son is 23 years old. He is very short tempered. He has no patience to listen. He down agree even he is wrong. He a...
Dear user, welcome to lybrate-user. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I suggest anger management therapy. Take care.
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I don't knoe what to do now. I am feeling like committing suicide. Every1 is hating me even my parents. All are thinking I am a bloody loser and dats true. I am a loser. Because now I have no job. No friends. No beauty. No intellect only a lifeless body. Dat I want to destroy now.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, every person in this world is beautiful. You can look beautiful if you have enough self confidence and" there is no cosmetic for beauty, like happiness" presently it appears that you are not happy with yourself and your life situations, hence you are not finding yourselff good enough/beautiful. Your parents may be disappointed with you for not living up to their expectations. They may not be hating you. If you have encountered more failures in life, that does not make you a loser. But if you stop trying, that will make you a loser for sure. So don't lose heart, explore different possibilities in life and keep trying, don't give up. There will be failures and set backs in life. If you don't have a job right now, that does not mean you will never get a job. Just keep trying harder. A person fails when she/he stops trying. You feel like committing suicide because you are thinking that, that is the best option for you. But it is not true. You have not explored enough options. All you need to do is, stop taking negativity from others. Focus on your strengths. Read about all the great scientists and other great personalities and you will know how they also had to face failures many times in life. Have faith in yourself. All the best.
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I am a 25 old female. I feel like I am depressed and feel anxious at times in everyday life situations. Is this normal or should I seek help?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am a 25 old female. I feel like I am depressed and feel anxious at times in everyday life situations. Is this norma...
You should seek help, if the naxiety and depression are within normal limits or mild, you will be evaluated and given CBT (Cognitive behavior therapy), if moderate or severe a course of medications followed by CBT. Consult a psychiatrist, all the best.
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Hi Doc! Recently I broke up with my girlfriend. I am trying my 100% to forget her but I facing hardship in that. I found that I am missing her n get down every time. Need your Help. Give your suggestion to come up with this bullshit thing. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Recently I broke up with my girlfriend. I am trying my 100% to forget her but I facing hardship in that. I fo...
When you try to forget anything it means that you keeps on remembering particular thing. Don't make any effort to forget her else you ignore her. Try to engage in something and work hard in this then gradually she will be out of your memory. But when you trying to forget she won't leave she will be always in your memories. IGNORE.
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Sir I am 27 year old male and I have lot of problem while talking with anyone. I am facing and struggling with this problem since many years and now think of taking permanent medication for it. Although with few closed friends I can talk freely and very comfortably, but with rest others, it always troubles me. I have this problem even with few of my relatives as well and eye contact is very difficult part for me during communication. On phones & mobiles my communication with similar people are very good and fruitful. Please provide a reason and solution for this problem.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Sir I am 27 year old male and I have lot of problem while talking with anyone. I am facing and struggling with this p...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. Mix 3 drops of Aspen+ 3 drops of Mimulus Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online. These flower remedies are available in Homoeopathy pharmacy.
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1. Slight Curly hair and front side hair growth is less 2. What to do for increase concentrate mind in reading and another activities, Pl also suggest for mind growth.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
1. Slight Curly hair and front side hair growth is less
2. What to do for increase concentrate mind in reading and an...
You must visit a trichologist for your for your hair loss problem. For developing your memory examine the following factors: I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. 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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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Myths & Facts About It!

MBBS MD
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Myths & Facts About It!

Do you know that all the facts you know and have heard regarding post traumatic stress disorder are not true? Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health condition, which occurs because of a certain traumatic past event, witnessed or experienced by an affected patient. As there are several myths about this condition, it is important for you to get your facts right regarding PTSD.

Myth: Post traumatic stress disorder only affects war veterans.
Fact: Even though PTSD is common among war veterans, the condition is capable of affecting any person. It is expected that almost 70% people of the world gets exposed to some kind of traumatic event during their lifetime, and almost 20% of them end up with this mental condition. The victims of physical abuse and sexual harassment are very likely to develop PTSD. Women are more likely to experience this condition on the basis of traumatic experiences such as rape, beatings, and interpersonal violence.

Myth: People should be able to move on in life after facing a traumatic event. Those who cannot get over and cope are weak people.
Fact: Many people who experience a traumatic event of extreme intensity go through periods of adjustment after the situation. Most people become capable of getting back to normal life after some time of therapy and treatment. However, the stress which is caused due to the trauma gravely affects a person’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Prolonger trauma is capable of disrupting and altering a person’s brain chemistry. The views, perceptions, and thinking patterns of many people change after a traumatic event. This results in PTSD.

Myth: People develop PTSD right after experiencing a traumatic life event.
Fact: The symptoms of PTSD start developing within three months of experiencing an extremely traumatic situation, but they also might not show or appear before several months, or even years in some cases. The symptoms are likely to be experienced for several years after the traumatic event. In some cases, the symptoms may subside or leave, only to reoccur again at a later stage in life. This is common in the case of victims who have experienced extreme situations of child abuse in the past.

Many people do not recognize that they are suffering from PTSD. This is because they may not relate the current symptoms they experience with the past traumatic event. In cases of domestic violence, a victim may fail to realize that his or her prolonged abuse exposure is harmful.

I have negative thinking and depression problem. I always feel I'm not correct in all matters.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I have negative thinking and depression problem.
I always feel I'm not correct in all matters.
Negative thinking is a part of depression itself. So is feeling of being wrong in everything. If you have been having this feeling of sadness of mood and depression for a long time then you should not hesitate to consult a psychiatrist and consider treatment in form of medicines and counseling. Depression occurs in almost 8-12 % of people and is a treatable disorder.
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I am 21 year old male. I want to ask how can I concentrate my mind maximum and how to relieve tension and make mind happier.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Tension means anxiety. Anxiety is fear about unknown happening or fear about future. Anxiety about things which we do not know or anxiety about things we are not experienced are common. Please tell me what makes you anxious? past? present? future? career? economic status? health matters? anything else? let me know. Take care.
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My son 2 years old who is not having regular food properly, we need to force him to have and he cries a lot to have his food. What is the best way to feed him. Need advice

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Do not force feed that will make him irritable stop giving biscuits and other high caloric eats.Check for constipation and give plenty of water refrain from processed cheese etc too
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Small bulge on outer corner of left eye for last 2 years. No pain no redness. When stressed alot the bump is visible. In morning the bump on eye upper outet lid is swollen. Then the swelling goes on its own. When I touch the lump is hard. And also I can not bear to sit long times under lights can not watch tv for long. Help.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Small bulge on outer corner of left eye for last 2 years. No pain no redness. When stressed alot the bump is visible....
hello....the bulge is chalazion which is inflammation of oil glands of lids....there are three methods of treating it...one is medical management in which patient has to do hot fomentation, lid massage from up to down hardly so as to expel its secretions..another is intralesional steroid injection and last one is incision and drainage(a minor procedure with no visible marks/cuts. second problem is computer vision syndrome that is eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer and cell phone use. The most common symptoms eyestrain headaches blurred vision dry eyes neck and shoulder pain and heaviness or fatigues eyes. Methods to prevent this are Rest your eyes for 15 minutes after two hours of continuous use, BLINK a lot, use antiglare glasses, COld compresses and use good lubricating eyedrop
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I'm a quite smoker. I mean on regular basic I smoke 2 cigrate. So what does effect on my health?

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 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, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 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.
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I am suffering from anxiety for last 5to 6years. I used to had bad dreams and woke up. I thought that I will die. Is there any way to get rid of anxiety.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from anxiety for last 5to 6years. I used to had bad dreams and woke up. I thought that I will die. Is ...
Please do meditation to relieve stress/anxiety daily before going to bed. Also take aconite 30 - once daily try to engage yourself in social activities.
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I am a married woman with 2 kids. I am fully happy with my married life. But recently something happened which is disturbing me a lot. One of my uncle (same age as mine) liked me since childhood as we used to play together. But he never disclosed it to me. But now he said that he thinks about me. Even though I told him several times that I never had such feelings for him he is not ready to accept it. I don't want to spoil my married life and he is also married and has kids. As he is my relative we always come together in functions. I can't make eye to eye contacts now neither I talk much with him like before. I am trying to avoid him. But some way or the other way he shows his frustration to me. I don't know how to deal with this matter. I want to clarify this to him but now he is angry and not talking.

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. You should continue to ignore this uncle as and when possible and as frequently as possible. Tell him clearly that if he further disturb you, you need to inform your husband and others regarding this. Please be strict towards this fellow, otherwise your married life will be in turmoil. Keep him at bay. I suggest online counseling for you. Take care.
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