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Dr. Shanti Karunakaran

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Dr. Shanti Karunakaran is a popular Psychologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shanti Karunakaran at Dhairyam Mental Health Nursing Home Centre in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanti Karunakaran on Lybrate.com.

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I am a teenager and belong to a middle class family I am topper since my childhood and always score 1st position in class but Since last year my mind has become very uncontrollable you cannot even imagine the extent my mind goes in thinking rubbish. Last year my parents sent me to a reputed institution with high fee in a city for higher education although we took loan for that. I want to make my parents all dreams to come true and I want to work very hard for my better future but my mind is a big restriction .my present condition is that I stand last in my class many a times fail in exams too! And This is biggest embracement for me .my studies are very deeply affected by all these and I never remember whatever I study. Sometimes I think to just leave and run away very far. Thoughts like saying vulgar words even to god .family members and also thoughts of brutality. Or thoughts like everything seems to be worthless and I think to quit life and unrealistic thoughts have become common and come any time and many time a day .the quality of my thoughts has drastically worsened. Also my mind opposes to study or learn. please help me I wanna get rid of all these. please help faster.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am a teenager and belong to a middle class family I am topper since my childhood and always score 1st position in c...
Hello, If you are adolescent period it may be due to the hormonal changes. It is curable. But you should consult with your parent, they will take care of it. Also without them you will not be able to get your treatment from any where as your characterised treatment required for that a history from pregnancy is required. Consult with PARENT to get proper treatment.
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I did sex vth unknown person after 3months 15 days I have tested elisa. Now I can be happy with ou tensions. It is negative.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I did sex vth unknown person after 3months 15 days I have tested elisa. Now I can be happy with ou tensions. It is ne...
Dear Adi, This time if you tested negative does not mean that next time you can have sex with unknown or even known person, it will be negative always. Better to be safe rather than sorry. Always carry think condom and use it whenever you have sex. Known or unknown person are the same unless you know the person's HIV status. Many time you may not know the HIV status of a known person.
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I am 20 years old with 4. 9 height girl now a days I am getting depressed. how to overcome this?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
We would need more information like since when, depressed about what, what are your symptoms etc to help you. Yet it will be good if you see a counsellor and psychiatrist in your city. However, in depression, it is suggested that you look at the positive side of things, find meaning in whatever you consider as a loss to you, exercise a lot, take a walk in the sun, have friends and a social life who are funny, cheerful and progressive, eat healthy food, sleep on time and get up on time, have a daily plan of activities and make sure that you achieve most of it. Negative thinking needs to be challenged with counter thoughts that bring in contradicting evidence. Take support of your family or friends to come out of depression as its difficult to remain self motivated. Yoga, meditation, ayurveda, homeopathy also help a lot in depression without any side effects.
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Hi I am a 31 year old male. I really want to stop smoking and cleanse my body from the toxins. Can you please suggest what I should have naturally to do so.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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I am a 20 year old male. I have been into the habit of jacking off for about 5 years. In the initial couple of years, the frequency was low and didn't seem to disturb my daily health and my abilities: both physical and mental. However, since last 3 years I have gone through a lot of stress and sleep deprivation which has caused me to masturbate too often. There is no fixed frequency which I could mention. Consequently I have noticed my body and mind to slow down, they have lost there former magnificence. I want it back at any cost. Need urgent help.

MBBS,MD(medicine), PGDS(sexology), Fellowship in sexual medicines
Sexologist, Jaipur
I am a 20 year old male. I have been into the habit of jacking off for about 5 years. In the initial couple of years,...
Dear patient I go through your problem and your complete history. You know the mastrubation has effected not only your sexual as well as physical stamina too. This affects whole body as the time and age progresses. Mastrubation will also make your penis muscles and nerves weak and slow down your daily activity of mind and health.
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My mood always swings. I can not concentrate on something. I mind keeps running thoughts. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mood always swings. I can not concentrate on something. I mind keeps running thoughts.
What can I do?
If these mood swings are really serious you must meet with a counselor and if advised even with a doctor, immediately. For the concentration there may be age-related problems affecting it or it could be due to the mood swings. 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 is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. 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. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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My dad is really addictive to liquor. what should I do? so that he slowly get unaddict to it?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Slowly getting un addicted to it is a myth. If a patient is motivate and takes treatment then with the help of medicines it is easy to stop it, but you will need counseling that he will not go back to it again.
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I have problem of concentration, I can not concentrate on anything more than 5 minutes, Interest doesn't come for doing work. When someone try to advice me I become fear in my mind & don't do work due to fear. Fear of failure comes within my mind.

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. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Stress Anxiety were found to be one of the Cause for Obesity in Middle age.

My son is of seven years reading in class-1. He didn't remember table, confuse between bd, ei,mn. Not identify 1to10. Not concentrate in reading.

MBBS, M.D.(Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
He may be suffering from a learning disorder, for example, dyslexia. Take him to a psychologist. Special coaching can help him overcome the problem, provided his IQ is normal.
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Hi Doctor's I just want to share with you all my strange feeling whenever I go to any hospital or see a doctor for any consultation I REALLY GET VERY ANXIOUS AND MY HEART BEATS BECOME FAST I DO not KNOW WHY THIS HAPPENS. After the consultation l feel normal. Any suggestions on how to overcome this fear.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Hi Doctor's I just want to share with you all my strange feeling whenever I go to any hospital or see a doctor for an...
You can take a bach flower remedy called rescue remedy, it would be available at reputed homeopathic stores have it thrice daily (2 drops in some water) for 6 weeks. Alternatively you can get a hypnotherapy session from someone in your city.
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From the last 1 month onwards I'm feeling stressed and I can't able to sleep peacefully what I want to do? please give me suggestion thnq.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
From the last 1 month onwards I'm feeling stressed and I can't able to sleep peacefully what I want to do?
please giv...
Hello sir, persistent feelings of stress, tiredness, loss of interest, loneliness & sleeping difficulties is suggestive of depression. Now, the simplest solution to depression, tension, anxiety & similar problems ; is a proper course of medicines & certain lifestyle changes ranging from as simple things including a proper course of medicines to get rid of this problem plus meditation & daily 30 minutes jogging to more complex things as structured diary writing, thought recording etc. For further help including medicines, you can revert back. Good luck!
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I'm suffering from night fall problems these days. It is due to my vit d deficiency or constipation, or due to using wifi whole day! please reply. Is it serious deadly problem! I'm in deep tension.

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
I'm suffering from night fall problems these days. It is due to my vit d deficiency or constipation, or due to using ...
Nightfalls are normal there is nothing to worry about it it does not cause any problems it does not have any side effects it does not interfere with your general health it does not interfere with your sex life there is no need to stop it
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How to Overcome Stage Fright

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
How to Overcome Stage Fright

You are about to go on stage to face an audience. Palms sweaty, heart racing and a fear gripping your in such a way that your feet or tongue refuse to move? Relax. You are having a bout of stage fright. The first and most comforting thing to know is that the biggest and most popular performers and speakers also go through a bout of nervousness before their big show. And yet, when you see them on stage, you'll not detect an ounce of it. You can be that person too.

Why do you experience stage fright? Being the center of attention among an audience focused only on you can trigger thoughts of a bad or unconvincing performance resulting in loss of reputation, mockery and a perception of failure. The physical response your body has to this is called "fight or flight" syndrome which is a natural process designed to protect you.

So how do you face the situation and get better of it? Here are a few steps to get you there:

  • Self-hypnosis / Hypnotherapy for stage fright: Imagine if you believed that you are a master public speaker and can feel calm and confident during every performance! A self-hypnosis or hypnortherapy session allows you to reach out into the recesses of your subconscious mind and harness its power to handle stressful situations like a stage performance. You may have heard the common adage of - You are what you believe; and this therapy proves it. The process will help you visualize your actual performance and link it with positive, encouraging and enjoyable images which will replace your anxiety with confidence. You can either visit a consultant or buy a CD online.
  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) for stage fright: NLP was created in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California as a connection between neurological process, linguistic and behavioural patterns learnt through experience or programming. NLP claims to cure everything from phobias to depression to even the common cold. Though not scientifically proven, NLP uses a set of mental exercises to allow you to change your perception and blockages and hesitation into positive actions. Similar to hypnosis, it'll allow you to program yourself to believe and practice for a positive outcome in order to achieve it.
  • Add the wow factor: Anyone giving you their time deserves to leave with a 'wow'. Add facts, figures or moves that'll give them that. Add 'your' touch and style to it.
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Hello Dr. i'm 23 years girl my problems 3 years back a guy proposed me and I said ok .we are very close and he said he will marry me. Ofter one day he asked me photos .i mean naked photos. I said I can not send like nkd photos .then he said why your worry I am bcm husband why your worried .then I sndd my pics .but again he s asking same pics .i said no I cnt send .ofter 1 months he s not called me are he ddnt send message .but my problem is I can not forget him .now also I love him .please suggest is a right guy for me .i l.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Kindly do not share intimate pics to anyone however close you feel they are, it can find its way to porn sites and social media. He must be a sexual pervert asking for naked pics and now suddenly stopped contact. Better you consult a psychiatrist and get counselling and if needed short course of medications to come out of this emotional state. All the best.
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Sometimes I am Short tempered when my beloved do some wrong and makes some bad behaviour and gets angry without logically, and sometimes I understand that she doesn't understand my feelings whenever she makes me angry again and again. I get a lot anger that time and wish to go an end. Please suggest me what must I do?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
You definitely seem to have anger management issues. Let me first assure you that nobody around you is the cause for your distress. It is your belief system that judges every kind of outside behaviour irrationally so that you ending up in a problem. This is definitely not to blame you. Once you learn to deal with/ manage to rearrange your belief system to think rationally your negative emotions certainly won't remain harmful to you at all. I understand that this seems a bit complicated to you. But some sessions of ret with behaviour therapy would certainly help you come out of this. Consult a ret therapist or a psychiatrist for counseling and therapy.
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My mind always get diverted to new things around and forget about the situation to handle I always get wrong for what I do around.

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, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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I am a cigarette smoker. How to avoid cigarette. And how to clean throat kafa (dust) by a cigarette.

BHMS
Homeopath, Malappuram
You can take Following Homoeopathic medicine 1.Nux vom 1m/ 2D BD 2. Caladium 30 TDS 3.Dafine indica 1x by schwabe TDS. Inform me after 15 days.
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I have habit of smoking, please kindly let me know how can I quite it, thank q will be waiting for your reply.

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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Does meditation helps increasing the concentration of mind or it is simply an relaxation exercise.

MBB, DPM
Psychiatrist, Noida
Yes it helps in both concentration as well as it is good relaxation exercise if practised regularly..
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