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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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Hello my problem is whenever I talk to any girl I am thinking about her for whole day and I can not forget her so my mind is disturbed. So please guide me what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello my problem is whenever I talk to any girl I am thinking about her for whole day and I can not forget her so my ...
I will suggest you to stop watching porn video and stop mastubation and spend some quality time with your friends and family members.
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M going through stress due to a new project abd mild depression as suggested by psychiatrist. He has advise to take flunil-10, fluanxol0. 5, zapiz 0.25, plse advise on medication m also having high bp which general physician as advised medicine. After first counselling with physiatrist I hvent felt good abd seems it was too time bound and effective solution was not suggested. Not aure on medication provided or should I continue with the counselling. Plse advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
M going through stress due to a new project abd mild depression as suggested by psychiatrist. He has advise to take f...
Hello I would suggest that you continue the medicines. It takes some time however after that you will be able to experience significant improvement. Also most likely your doctor will decrease and stop fee medicines in due course. As far as counselling is concerned, it's usually quite helpful. If you felt that you didn't benefit from it, you should share this thought with your doctor who would make changes to make it better for you. Finally I would advise you to complete the course of treatment so that any chances of relapse becomes minimal. Good luck.
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I have an attraction of a girl. Everytime in mind this thought ia running in my mind. And out of that reason I can't concentrate on any work that are I doing so what can I do for remove this from my mind.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have an attraction of a girl. Everytime in mind this thought ia running in my mind. And out of that reason I can't ...
You are at an age when sex and the opposite gender will occupy your mind considerably. Since it is an expected development there things that you can do to tide over it. You have to prioritize your needs and wants. Right now studies are a very important part of your life and any neglect of that can have far reaching repercussions. Keep yourself occupied not busy, and complete your studies with a stellar performance. After that you can have all the time in the world to pursue the girl of yoru dreams. In the meantime follow these guidelines to focus on your academics: 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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M 29 years old male. M suffering from general anxiety disorder since 5 to 6 years. Everyday I have to take medicines to control it. Is there any permanent cure for this problem even before sleeping I have to take medicines. Please advise I want to get out of this problem permanently.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
M 29 years old male. M suffering from general anxiety disorder since 5 to 6 years. Everyday I have to take medicines ...
Unfortunately for GAD, you need to take long time or maybe even lifetime treatment. Make up your mind, so that the expectation of stopping medicine does not arise. All the best.
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My son, 22 years, he complains about sleeplessness, anxiety, irritable heart and stomach, less appetite, excess fatigue and concentration problem. Kindly give me right suggestion.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My son, 22 years, he complains about sleeplessness, anxiety, irritable heart and stomach, less appetite, excess fatig...
It is likely your son is having depression and anxiety. I suggest you take him to a psychiatrist at the earliest so that his problems don't worsen. In the meanwhile, be supportive towards him and let him know that you will help him out with whatever problems he may be having.
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Hi Doctor, from the past many weeks I am finding myself very irritated. My patience level have gone to zero. I am often hungry and can't enjoy a sound sleep as 100s of thoughts keep circling in the mind. I am finding myself guilty in many situations because I argue on small things shout at others because of silly reasons and I could not control my anger. I have read it on multiple sites that I should try yoga and some exercise and I have started going on morning walk as soon as I return from the office along with my wife as I found myself uncomfortable with yoga and it's been two weeks but I am yet to see positive symptoms.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi Doctor, from the past many weeks I am finding myself very irritated. My patience level have gone to zero. I am oft...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of impatiens + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of beech. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty. Stomach.
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Hello Dr, I am facing a set of problems off late though I am not sure if all of them are related. I am 30 year old software employee, married with a 5 year old kid. Back pain and weakness: Blame it on long distance daily to office or wrong postures while doing various things in a day. But end of the day I face lower back pain. Also, extremely tired at end of the day. Sometimes, I pass urine very frequently during the night. Say like 7-8 times with a gap of 5 mns between each time. Lack of concentration: I am unable to concentrate on any work at hand. Say, when if I start reading a book I immediately get distracted and leave the book in middle. This happens in any work I am doing. My mind is constantly changing gears on something else. This is leading to irritation and frequent mood swings which others around me do not understand. Sexual activity: I should admit, at a point of time I was porn addict. Off late I am not able to perform well during intercourse. The erection doesn't long enough. This is leading to embarrassing situations and also taking a toll on my confidence. God forbid, there has not been an adverse impact on my job/relationships thus far. But I am afraid, I am not feeling as confident as I always used to be. Please advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello Dr, I am facing a set of problems off late though I am not sure if all of them are related. I am 30 year old so...
try to meditate for 5 min. daily , take 5 min. break from ur computer every half hour & see a bone specialist for back problem. probably this due to professional hazard
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Gud eve sir/madam I am working in IT COMPANY. Its based upon only ni8 shift. How to control my stress sir.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Gud eve sir/madam
I am working in IT COMPANY. Its based upon only ni8 shift. How to control my stress sir.
Stress can be controlled by meditation and medication. Go for shirodhara at a panchakarma centre near you. Do anulom vilom pranayama. Have milk & ghee regularly.
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BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
Smoking or smokeless tabacco can cause dangerous oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontis and tooth decay.

I have a short memory. I tend to forget things very easily. Can you recommend me any solution?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month. take care.
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Sir/mam, I am 20 years old. I can not think properly to come up with the best solutions. I want to increase my intelligence in every field of view to become a versatile person. Please guide me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.Sc - Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Sexuality & Sexual Counseling
Sexologist, Bangalore
you can plan long time life goals. you also need to adjust to your social surrounding. u need to explore your potential and ability so that you can easily improve your specific abilities
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I have a problem with negative feelings. Could you Please help me how to avoid negative feelings.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I have a problem with negative feelings. Could you Please help me how to avoid negative feelings.
When line of negativity feels long and strong. Slowly one need to work on building positivity back. I will suggest you few things below, in coprorating them slowly in your day will help you make this transition. If you have something which happend recently which is making you feel negative then may be you need to talk to someone about it specifically to figure out the best way to deal with the situation. What you are feeling is conic stress due to our fast life style. You could also this as feeling burnout. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You good google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. Thus will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. If you need help in exploring what works best for you and make this into your life style do let me know. As a trained wellness coach I could help you tailored your own holistic wellness program. Hope this helps if you are interested in short 4 to 8 week resilience training you may contact me. Wishing you very best.
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Okk I am 17 year old girl. I am an introvert. I have very few peoples in my life who r close to me nd whom I tell anything. But every time I have an excuse that my heart says my mind that I have none to discuss anything. Coz m free with my mom but I can't share my that type of problems because where she feel awkward I also feel awkward. My dad. God .I can't because i'm not so comfortable with my dad as my dad don't give me that place in his life in my childhood. I have a cousin who is my bua ka ladke he is very close to me. But he shares everything with his mom so that's why where I have the conservative family I can't share all problems. because it's about my mom. I hope you understand my words. I have none jiske sath m khulke sari batein kar saku. Yes, I have a mouse she is really good. And very much supportive. But her mindset is also like my mom. I'm really too much frustrated. And after all the things I find something interesting in my phone. And after using the phone I felt tired and after that I can't want to study. And if I didn't study I got low marks and again I feel low awkward and failure. Please suggest what should I do? Please give practical suggestions.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Okk I am 17 year old girl. I am an introvert. I have very few peoples in my life who r close to me nd whom I tell any...
1.no alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking 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, start your day with walk 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Social support from friends and family members. Interact with your mother more and make her your friend 9. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. Write your daily routine in detail. I will help you to come out of this problem medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat good luck.
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I am studying 12th standard. So, I am sleep only 3 hours daily. Is this will affect my health? How to increase memory power?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am studying 12th standard. So, I am sleep only 3 hours daily. Is this will affect my health?
How to increase memory...
Dear , we all need good sleep for more than six hours. But to achieve certain career goals at times we have to be awake. This phase comes in everyone's life. Do yoga and exercise to keep you fit.
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I am in very stress for last few day and I wasn't sleep very well. Tell me, what should I do?

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am in very stress for last few day and I wasn't sleep very well. Tell me, what should I do?
Hello, I understand that you are going through a difficult phase as a result of which having sleepless nights. Therefore it would be recommended that you consult a psychologist or psychotherapist either near to your vicinity or consult me at my private clinic.
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M 21 years old. Please recommend me a stress releasing medicine as I dont want to go in depression again. Hope u understand.

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, stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the? fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as? acute stress? can be exciting? it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or? chronic stress? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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Hi I am 34 year old , meri problem hai jab tak main busy rehta hoon thik lagta hai aur jab free rehta hoon tab full body mein dard sa feel hota hai aur darr lagta hai. mujhe kya karna chaye

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
Hi I am 34 year old , meri problem hai jab tak main busy rehta hoon thik lagta hai aur jab free rehta hoon tab full b...
It is a psychological feelling. In work you are not thinking about negative aspects. After work you are too much concentrate on your body. Then pains comes repeatedly. It is a psychological feeling. It is called psychosomatic problems. Better to take psychological counselling. And behaviour therapy. Better to one good psychologist in your area. All the best.
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Hello doctor. My sister is feeling restless since 1 week. Unable to sleep. Unable to concentrate on work and even a small sound is disturbing her. She is 38 years old. Please tell me what could that be.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good Morning ~ There are many psychiatric conditions with the symptoms you describe and I would need more information to diagnose the condition and suggest appropriate medications or investigations or both. I believe the insomnia may be the cause of her restlessness and poor concentration, however you might feel better to know that your sister is just having insomnia, for which there are many medical and psychological therapies. If the concentration problems as well as disturbed sleep is due to anxiety, counseling may be helpful, however more information is needed and a thorough evaluation will lead to a better diagnosis and appropriate recommendation.
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I have been a regular smoker with around 10-12 cigarettes per day. I now have a regular cough and condition is worse in the evening and during morning as soon as I wake up. Recently I went unconscious many a times while coughing. Please suggest remedies and also I am now quitting smoking with around 3-5 cigarettes per day.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have been a regular smoker with around 10-12 cigarettes per day. I now have a regular cough and condition is worse ...
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. After a month, report back to me.
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I am suffer from depression and psychological problem. I fear by negative thinking. Can you suggest me any ayurvedic medicine without any side effect. I have headache.

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffer from depression and psychological problem. I fear by negative thinking. Can you suggest me any ayurvedic ...
If you have been feeling like this for more than 2 weeks it's better that you consult a doctor and take proper medications for the same.
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