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Dr. Shivaji

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Shivaji is a renowned Psychiatrist in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shivaji at Noble Hospitals in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shivaji on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from social anxiety. And not being able to enjoy my life. Have even tried things like visualisation. But they help only for short term. I feel so depressed about it. I fear it is going to severely affect my career as I am a CA student. N I have to face the corporate world. God only knows how I am going to tackle. Is there any solution? Pls help me out.

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I am suffering from social anxiety. And not being able to enjoy my life. Have even tried things like visualisation. B...
Hi. Here are few asanas which will help you in reducing the anxiety problem. -Sit in the meditation position (cross-legged or heel seat) and put the hands in the lap. The back is straight and the belly relaxed. Stop one minute every thought. Then remain in meditation, thoughts can come and go as they please. All feelings of anger, fear and grief appear and dissolve by themselves. -Dhanurasana: Lie on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by the side of your body. Fold your knees and hold your ankles. Breathing in, lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back. Look straight ahead Keep the pose stable while paying attention to your breath. Your body is now taut as a bow. Continue to take long deep breaths as you relax in this pose. But don’t get carried away! Do not overdo the stretch. After 15 -20 seconds, as you exhale, gently bring your legs and chest to the ground. Release the ankles and relax. -Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (The mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) Anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like Balasan, Setu Bandha Sarvangasan, Uttanasan, Garudasan, Savasana, Triconasana, Viprita Karani, Marjaryasana, Dhyana, Bhujangasana, Anulom-Vilum, Pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (Believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids). Medication: Take homoeopathic medication - Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Revert.

How to Stop Mild Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

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Obsessive compulsive behaviour is form of anxiety disorder in which unreasonable thoughts and fears, which are obsessions that lead one to do repetitive compulsive behaviour. Root causes of obsessive compulsiveness are complex and often deep seated. The underlying emotional states may include the fear of unknown, not being in control, negative outcomes, failure, rejection, shame, annihilation or embarrassment

You can eliminate mild obsessive compulsion easily, whereas, severe obsessive compulsiveness, require support of medical and mental health professionals.

When you start pondering or obsessing over an activity, you must try to stop the negative pattern, and provide control and security. A good anchor code stops an obsessive thought pattern and provides fact-based security for new action. One can get it under control and recover from it, however at the present, there is no cure. It is a potential that will always be there in the background, even when one's life is no longer affected by it.

The treatment for obsessive compulsive behaviour depends on the how much the condition is affecting the daily life of the person. There are two main treatments, firstly cognitive behavioural therapy, which involves graded exposure and response prevention and the second being medication. The cognitive behaviour therapy emboldens one to face one's fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without neutralising them with compulsions. In second case, treatment is by medication to control one's symptoms by altering the balance of chemicals in brain.

Obsessive compulsive behaviour that has a relatively minor impact on one's daily life is usually treated with a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy involves exposure and response prevention that is used to help people with all severities. People with mild to moderate behaviour usually need about 10 hours of therapist treatment, combined with exercises to be done at home between sessions. Those with moderate to severe symptoms may need a more intensive course of therapy that lasts longer than 10 hours.

During the sessions, one works with therapist to break down the problems into their separate parts like physical feelings, thoughts and actions. The therapist encourages you to face your fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without putting them right. It requires motivation and one should start with situations that cause the least anxiety first. These exposure exercises need to take place many times a day, and need to be done for one to two hours without engaging in compulsions to undo them. People with obsessive compulsive behaviour find that when they confront their anxiety without carrying the compulsion, the anxiety goes away. Each time, the chances of anxiety reduces and last for a shorter period of time.

Once you have one exposure task, you can move on to a more difficult task, until you have overcome all of the situations that make you anxious. It is important to remember it can take several months before a treatment has a noticeable effect. It is extremely vital to remember that no one is perfect, nor can anyone recover perfectly. Even in well maintained recoveries, people can occasionally mess up and forget what they are supposed to be doing.
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Is there any medicine for concentration?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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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. Take care.

He suffering mental stress from around person and he is suffering from depression so please tell how to treat him.

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
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He suffering mental stress from around person and he is suffering from depression so please tell how to treat him.
Dear , you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your friend disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.

She is having problem of depression, and she is talking tablet Lam - et 0.5 mg. Does it have any side effects also?

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
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She is having problem of depression, and she is talking tablet Lam - et 0.5 mg. Does it have any side effects also?
Yes any tablet it has their own side effects. It is better to not take any medicine. In compulsory situation only we go for medicine. It is better to take psychological counselling. It has no side effects. It develops your personal lifestyle management. It improves your level of thinking. It is total personality development. It is better to consult a qualified psychologist at your nearest place. Follow the suggestions of the psychologist very carefully. She will come out of of her status. Do not allow her alone and do not think alone. It is better to share her thoughts and provide good family environment. Be sociable all the time and be happy all the time. Ok all the best.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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I am suffering from some mental strain and I can not able to concentrate on my studies. How to improve concentration levels. Is there any exercises which can improve concentration levels?

MPhil Clinical Psychology, PhD Clinical Psychology
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Dear lybrate-user, There are several ways to improve your concentration. 1) Find a time during the day when your mind is at its most alert. It could be early morning, evening or night. 2) Find a place with minimal distractions (no sound, interference etc) 3) Plan ahead what you are planning to study for the day. Break it into chunks and set short-term goals. 4) In order to sustain attention, before starting to study, do an alphabet cancellation task in a newspaper article, where you may decide to cancel all 'p's in the article. Do this for 5-10 mins, before progressing to the actual studies. 5) Take a 10 min break after every 30 mins then resume studying. 6) When you find your attention wavering, start to read aloud/ start writing what you want to learn or say it aloud as if you are trying to explain it to someone. 7) Do revise whatever you learn within 9 hours. You will spend less time in next revision this way. All the best!

I feel very scared after my father sudden death 4 months before. I was very happy and joyful person but it seems that in a day everything change. I am scared that what will happen if again anything happen to anyone in my family whenever my husband go out for work after every hour I call him, when my baby cry in illness I become panic that something will happen. I am trying to overcome this situation by keeping myself busy in household works but I am tired of my negative thoughts. I want to be like what I was.

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I feel very scared after my father sudden death 4 months before. I was very happy and joyful person but it seems that...
Its tragic to lose someone close to you. The vacuum left behind takes time to fill up and time to heal. It is all right to feel grief and feel sad. We are all humans. Just accept it instead of trying to fight it. Try different types of meditation. On YouTube you will find videos of Mindah Lee Kumar. Try them they are very useful. Try to connect with friends. and meet them. Life is a journey with ups and downs... Everything is in Gods hands. I am sure your father would always like you to stay positive and be a fighter. Be strong and be patient. Be hopeful.

My mind got worried deeply because of a wrong decision I made few days ago. Due to that decion I have lost a property. How to stay positive. How to stop worrying about past decision.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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If you dwell too much in the past you will normally be angry. I suppose when you say you are worried about the past you mean that you are angry with yourself for the blunder. You must express this anger and get over it. That is the best way to overcome this feeling. Since you can do nothing about it, it is imperative that you accept that fact and move on. You must learn to forgive yourself and remember that experience is a teacher, and failures are your experiences. If you do not learn, then the experience has been wasted, and worse still you will be inclined to repeat the failure. Whatever the loss in the deal just let it be and tell whoever else is affected by this blunder and apologize for the same and when that is done I guarantee you will feel better. It is spilt milk that can never be recovered. Do some vigorous exercise to expend the energy of the anger so that it becomes manageable for you.

Am suffering from depression. And I have take antidepressants and. Depression reduced. Bt I facing some low energy. please help me.

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
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Am suffering from depression. And I have take antidepressants and. Depression reduced. Bt I facing some low energy. p...
Internal insecurity may caused for low energy. You are feeling. I am depressed it reduced. But now also you have depressive thoughts. So better to psychologist for psychological counselling and behaviour modification methods. Low energy it is psychological feeling it can be reduced when you feel confident. Do not be stay alone develop busy schedules involve any work. Work will create a lot of energy with out proper work any one can have chance to feel low energy. If you feel low energy then take anything in that particular time. Then you feel confident. It reduces the feelling of low energy. Ok best of luck.

I am 25 years old now a days I used to sleep much time when compared to before because of this I couldn't able to concentrate in studies so what should I do to decrease my sleep.

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I am 25 years old now a days I used to sleep much time when compared to before because of this I couldn't able to con...
Hi, Drink coffee or tea when you feel sleepy. Be active and do not sit idle. Consume in small quantities frequently as heave intake of food also makes you feel sleepy.

I smoke weed for 8 yr. And my diet is good. But I am feeling weakness now a days. I don't want to leave weed. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hello, take Nux vomica 200 ch , 3 drops twice daily. Drink plenty of water . Take Alfa vena malt, 2 tsp twice daily. Take care.

I just got my thumb into the door and it is paining and I can see purple colour on my thumb so what should I do?

MD
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I just got my thumb into the door and it is paining and I can see purple colour on my thumb so what should I do?
For first 48 hrs apply cold pack or dip in ice cold water. After 48 hours apply hot packs or dip in hot water. You can also dip in cold water for 2 minutes and hot water for 4 minutes. Repeat 5 Cycles starting from hot and ending with hot. Keep on adding extra hot water to hot water and ice to cold water.

Need some urgent help and advice 're my wife suspected to have myasthenia gravis and have just got her blood tests done today incl the antibodies one. Yesterday I was in panic when one of her eyeballs squinted up for a few seconds. We are based in South Mumbai. Please help as am Damn tense. Thanx.

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Homeopath
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Need some urgent help and advice 're my wife suspected to have myasthenia gravis and have just got her blood tests do...
Hello lybrate-user. Myasthenia Gravis is a neuromusular disorder. If she has problem in eyes thn she has to use eye patch during watching, reading, writing. Avoid foods that requir more chewing. Take proper rest. Avoid stress. To cure all complains she can use homeopathic medicines because they have no side effects and give effective results.

My son is 26 year old and having mental problem with aggressive mood, abusing language, mental anxiety, lack of sleeping and mentally out of control, but have sense and physical care, no interest in eating etc.

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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My son is 26 year old and having mental problem with aggressive mood, abusing language, mental anxiety, lack of sleep...
From what you describe. There is quite a chance of a mental illness. Get him to see a psychiatrist sooner rather than later.

My son diagnosed ad schizipherenia two years back. He is now ok and taking 5 mg of olanzapine salt since last 1 year. Doctor is not sure to stop or reduce the medicine. My son is 23 years old and is a teaching faculty at AAKASH. Can you suggest any way out or equivalent medicine in homeopathy so that olanzapine could be stopped.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Schizophrenia can be a very crippling disease, if treatment is tampered with by amateurs or by lay people. You must strictly follow doctor?s instructions. To me your son is seemingly doing well, and holding on to a job with major responsibility. If you push the expectation on him at this juncture, you may reverse all the benefits, inadvertently. Instead of worrying about changing medication, I recommend that you put him on some counseling along with the medication. This will help him develop coping skills that will stand him in good stead. Medication may be reduced, subject to certain conditions, but if you are thinking that he could be taken off of it, I seriously doubt that. The counselor will put him on some Cognitive Behavior Modification program and according to the improvement may suggest review of the medication with the psychiatrist. Now that is the way to go about this. Please do not even suggest to your son about reducing medication in any form. Let it come from the professional, ideally.

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If you are a smoker or a tobacco chewer and you see white patches in your mouth, be alert and quit your habit !
White patches in tobacco smokers or chewers are generally pre - cancerous. Quit tobacco and prevent cancer !

I am 18 years old. My brain was very lazy in summer. What is the solution of this laziness.

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
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Dear lybrate-user. Summer heat always draws more water from your body. This water loss and general tiredness is the reason for your laziness. Drinking a lot of water, fruit juices etc will help. Take care.

I am 30 years old, for the last 1 year I am facing memory problems, I can't remember names of people and places, even well known name's are taking more time to recall. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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You need to look back to the last year and see if you can identify any stress that may be causing this memory loss, purely because of your age. Stress is a major reason for us to lose concentration and therefore loss to memory. You should then meet with a counselor and work this stress out of your system and memory will happily return. If it is not due to this stress you may then need to go for a thorough medical check up and see if there are other reasons to affect memory. You may also put in some extra effort to focus and note down some details of information that will help you recall. Make it a habit and perhaps a little bit of a game.

I am 55 Yrs old I Suffered from clinical depression, for nearly18 years I took treatment from psychiatrists, and was also given lithium treatment. Lithium levels was low in my blood. Now I am OK, But I am scared about a relapse. Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
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I am 55 Yrs old I Suffered from clinical depression, for nearly18 years I took treatment from psychiatrists, and was ...
Lithium is usually given in Bipolar disorder and in some psychiatric disorder like depression, psychosis etc as augmenting agent. But a specific blood level is required to produce its effect. Also you have to know about its toxicity. Drink plenty of water. Always ask doctors prior to taking other medication especially pain killers. Perform regular test for serum lithium level.
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