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Dr. Shanti Karunakaran

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Shanti Karunakaran Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shanti Karunakaran is a trusted Psychiatrist in Chetpet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shanti Karunakaran personally at Prashanth Multispeciality Hospitals in Chetpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanti Karunakaran on Lybrate.com.

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I having relationship problems. I'm mostly in a frustrated mood. I can have my problems sorted but what to control my frustration. Sometimes I cry a lot. Shout for nothing. And I can't be focused on anything. I'm always in some kind of stress or tension. Like I need to open up something. Tell something. But I can't. Please help.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I having relationship problems. I'm mostly in a frustrated mood. I can have my problems sorted but what to control my...
Hi we are always here to talk to you and solve your problem don't panic when you feel frustrated start deep breathing and think about the happy moments of your life and you can try painting, singing, dancing and the activities in which you feel happy. Try it andi if needed you can contact us.
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I am 27 year old and I don't have beards, less muscle formation I use to be in depression and less concentration power to which doctor I should consult?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 27 year old and I don't have beards, less muscle formation I use to be in depression and less concentration powe...
each have their own physical beauty. be happy with what u are.Dont compare urself with actors and gym bodies. They have their own weaknesses. Eat healthy food and do physical activity, stay away from harmful habits and enjoy life. All the best
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Constant exposure to stress like deadlines, unmet expectations, arguments can compromise the human immune system making it open to diseases and frequent illness like headaches, allergies, asthma, sugar and BP. It is important to learn to manage stress effectively to enjoy good health.

Hi, i am in depression since 4 yerars, most of the time I think about suicide i am hopeless from life.

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
Depression comes under the head mental disorders. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am studying for 12th board examination. But I cannot concentrate only in studies. How to make my mind on studies.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful
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Everybody telling me that you are in depression and having ego what it means how to cure?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
May be you have bipolar depression or conflicts. Please send a detailed history and medication history.
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Am 22 year old female n I got married few months ago, as many times he calls me, quarrels with me. As am studying, little bit I avoid him. Because of quarrelling am not able to concentrate on my studies. This quarry may look like foolish but it is affecting me lot. We r not happy with each other at all, so please provide me some tips to be happy with each other n meanwhile to give attention towards my studies.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Am 22 year old female n I got married few months ago,  as many times he calls me, quarrels with me. As am studying, l...
Hello lybrate-user, you need to understand what is causing your partner worry. Why is he fighting with you. Once when you understand the reason, try to calm him down by expressing your viewpoint and by showin care and sympathy toward him. Also, encourage him to focus over his work/studies and to do well at that. Avoiding such conversations will not solve your problems, you will have to confront these problems and assure your partner. Good luck.
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Mam/sir Im not sure but I think I might be suffering from anxiety since few years as I have read the symptoms of this disorder online. Kindly please provide suitable solution. Im going through hard times due to this. Please reply as soon as possible.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Mam/sir Im not sure but I think I might be suffering from anxiety since few years as I have read the symptoms of this...
Take stramonium 200 1 dose and then start taking cosmos 200 2 doses in a day for a week and then revert me back.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
SMOKING AND HEALTH
Smoking kills 1 million peaple/year in India.Majority of death are due to lung cancer,copd and heart diseases.Bidi is more harmful then cigarette.Second hand smoke is smoke exhaled by smoker and smoke produced by burning end of cigarette.Second hand smoking is like smoking himself/herself and produces same harm as active smoking.
Babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant and babies exposed to second hand smoke after birth are more likely to die due to SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME. Older children whose parents smoke get sick more often as thier lungs grow less, are more prone to get bronchitis and pneumonia.Second hand smoke cause irritation of skin,throat and eyes.
WHAT ONE CAN DO -Keep away from second hand smoke.Do not allow anyone to smoke near children.Do not allow any one in the house to smoke.Teach older kids to stay away from second hand smoke.

BENIFITS OF SMOKING CESSATION. Life can change for better after smokinf cessation.

Within 20 minutes of cessation blood pressure drop to normal
8 hours later CO level drop to normal
28 hours later chances of heart attack decreases.
2 weeks later blood circulation improves.
3 month later lung function improves.
1-9 month later coughing,fatique,shortness of breath decreases.

DR MOOL CHAND GUPTA

MD RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

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I am doing gym and I'm smoking too shall I stop smoking and what should I eat and my weight is 80 kg so what should I eat to be keep proper body fitness.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
I am doing gym and I'm smoking too shall I stop smoking and what should I eat and my weight is 80 kg so what should I...
It will be better if you quit smoking as its just harming your body. If you have difficulty quitting there are many treatments available to help you in the form of both medication and counselling. Continue exercising under supervision and eat a balanced diet rich in all the nutrients. While gymming it will be beneficial to take high protein diet like eggs. Please think seriously about quitting smoking.
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I am 22 years old and smoke 5 sticks a day. Can you please tell me whether I am at risk? Can you please advise me with some tips to help quit smoking. Thank you in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are at rick even if you smoke one cigarette a day. There are 4000 chemical substances in cigarette smoke. So the danger is real. So do not worry about that but do quit and live a healthy life. It is never too late to change. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I am a 19 yr old female and I am addicted to alcohol. Whenever I don't drink I feel like I cannot breathe properly. What should I do?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
If you want you can. You are totally addicted to alcohol and it needs continuous counselling and some ayurveda treatment.
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Hello sir, How can I increase my memory? I forget things after sometime, so please suggest me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. I can provide you more tips. Take care.
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I have a lot of stress because of my job related issues. I am very depressed so what should I do to avoid my depression.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I have a lot of stress because of my job related issues. I am very depressed so what should I do to avoid my depression.
Take charge of your situation. To the extent that this is possible, set and re-set priorities. Take care of important and difficult tasks first. Organize your time. You can be more effective. 2. Be realistic about what you can change. Don't set yourself up for frustration and failure. Set realistic and attainable goals. Do what's possible. Accept the rest. Now you're ready to carry on. 3. Take one task at a time. Divide each large project into smaller, manageable tasks. Make a list of everything, which needs to be done, and the approximate time for finishing each task. Prioritize the tasks. Complete the first task then go on to the next one. Keep the tasks small until you are feeling a sense of accomplishment and control. 4. Be honest with colleagues. This includes the boss. Make it plain you feel in a bind. Chances are others are feeling the same. Don't just complain. Be constructive and make practical suggestions for improvement. 5 slow down. Learn to say" no. Drop activities that are not crucial 6. Recognize danger signs of job stress. Learn the symptoms of job stress and take action as soon as they appear to be getting out of hand. 7. Take care of your physical health. Good physical health increases your stress tolerance. Eat and sleep sensibly. Get plenty of exercise. Cut down or eliminate alcohol, tobacco and drugs, which alter our regular body rhythms and sleep 8. Learn to relax. Find a safety valve, whether it is a sport, hobby, music, reading or just walking. Use it to create a" bridge" between work and home life. 9. Don't neglect your private life. Work out a schedule, which allows you to do justice to both work and personal life. Stick to it. 10. Consider changing or quitting your job. It's a last resort, but still an option to you. If finances will not allow you to consider this, you might choose to concentrate on your personal life. If home life is more productive, more stimulating and more fun, it can take some of the sting out of an unhappy work situation. Seeking professional help is just one more method of coping. Knowing when you need professional help is a sign of strength and self-knowledge, not a weakness. Almost all of us have, at some time, felt depressed over such stressful life events as job loss, illness, or a death in the family. This depression may temporarily affect concentration and performance at work. The situation may be serious if depression persists for more than two weeks.
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I am 18 years old. I have become sleep deprived for over 7 months. I am unable to concentrate on my studies. It's affecting my health as well. Can someone please help me get rid of this problem:(

MSc, PGDGC
Psychologist, Chennai
I am 18 years old. I have become sleep deprived for over 7 months. I am unable to concentrate on my studies. It's aff...
Hi, what causes not to sleep on daily basis, check whether you take some medication without Dr. Prescription, or any depression, or any physical injuries. You have sleep in same timing like 9 to 10 pm without giving any excuse. Take your supper before 7.30 pm try warm milk before bed, read any solid boring books like history or other subjects, which you feel boring, do deep breathing very slowly for 5 mins, do count from 100 to 1 with full concentration on numbers. Wake up at 5.30 pm. Do 45 mins exercise, never sleep or nap in the afternoon, be positive that you will get sleep. Tell to yourself consciously that you are getting sleep. Do all the above for 21 days with any break. If the above suggestions are not working out, don't sleep for whole night as well as day. You will sure get the sleep on the next day night.
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I am 34. I hv no marriage m single so I am always in frustration for having no life partner in my life. All of my friends married. Because I am not much smart so girls reject me. How I deal wit this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 34. I hv no marriage m single so I am always in frustration for having no life partner in my life. All of my fri...
Hi, Don't get pessimistic about self, you have got good height so try to improve yourself by making slight efforts for making self more confident, be an optimistic person as it will attract people around you, be a good communicator which enhance your personality, do little bit of exercise daily which will also contribute in that. So what if you are 34yrs. of age, you can still get married! There is long way to go...get indulge into those activities which will enhance your inner talent...try to find out; it can be singing or dancing or painting or writing or anything. Don't lose hopes as 'God helps those who help themselves!' There is nothing impossible! Keep an aim in life. Work hard to achieve your goal in personal and professional life both. Make a list of both your positive and negatives points , work on to make positive points more. Plan how you will do and when you will do it; makes good friends and be with your good pals who can guide you, take their help as they will hold your hands in time of need. There is always a silver lining with every cloud! At last, but not the least, 'Be a Good Human Being!' People adore good humans. All the very Best!!
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HiMy son 6 years old is good in studies. But if I take him to tell some story or ask him to do something. He is lost somewhere and does not concentrate. Once his teacher also said that he is day dreaming. Can you pls help. What can I do for him to improve is listening power and concentration?

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Lucknow
Mam at 6 year age children usually show such behavior sometimes they are over active n sometimes busy in some games or anything other than studies while u are telling him stories because the are lost in their own world so don't worry just try to tell him to listen u .every thing will be OK with time as he grows up.
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I am suffering from trichotillomania since 13 years. And it's almost impossible to control it now. Its affecting my self esteem a lot. Its like a cycle now and it repeats itself every month. What should I do besides consulting a psychologist? Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from trichotillomania since 13 years. And it's almost impossible to control it now. Its affecting my s...
There are limitations in treatment of trichotillomania. However some treatment options have helped many people reduce their hair pulling or stop entirely.--------------------------- Habit reversal training is the primary psychotherapy for trichotillomania. This type of therapy helps you learn how to recognize situations where you're likely to pull hair and how to substitute other behaviors instead. For example, you might clench your fists for a period to" freeze" the urge, or redirect your hand from your hair to your ear. Sometimes elements of other therapies may be blended with habit reversal training, including: •Cognitive therapy. This therapy can help you challenge and examine distorted beliefs you may have in relation to hair pulling. •Acceptance and commitment therapy. This therapy can help you learn to accept your hair-pulling urges without acting on them •Homoeopathic treatment Trichotillomania being a behavioural disorder can be fully treated with homoeopathic medicines but for that a complete case taking is required regarding your problem since childhood as although all patients suffering from Trichotillomania, reason is behavioural problems but no two people will have the same history of complaints and to isolate everyone, a thorough study of history of complaints, nature of patient, environmental factors, will come into play while taking history of your problem.
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