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Dr. Shivaji

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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 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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Every time my mind is full fill with negativity and I take very tension for small things what should I do for positive and depressed free.Please tell.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
They say that the easiest way to remove negative thoughts is to fill it up with positive thoughts. If you focus on removing negative thoughts, it will come back even stronger! paradoxical intention! but if you focus on engaging in productive activities, challenging and satisfying activities and leave the negative thoughts alone, they will go away! no need to bother about them. Very useful technique! try it out.
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Sir I have problem of abnormal thinking. repetition of unnecessary thoughts in my mind which I do not want to think. Again and again unnecessary thoughts arises in my mind and I get depressed. Always in my to harm myself but I do not want to harm myself. I think my brain is divided into two parts in one part good things and in another part only bad and abnormal thoughts. Please help sir.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is obsessive thinking and you need psychiatric treatment. First try these depression control steps. Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. But Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behaviour – your physical work, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments .these tips can help you feel better -- starting right now. 1. Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track. 2. When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small,” "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals. 3. Exercise- It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help. 4. Eat healthy. There is no magic / special; diet that corrects depression. It's a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better. Although nothing is definitive, there’s evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish) and folic acid (such as spinach) could help ease depression. 5. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough sleep and can make depression worse. What can you do? Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom -- no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep improves. 6. Take on responsibilities. When you’re depressed, you may want to pull back from life and give up your responsibilities at home and at work. Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can work as a natural depression treatment. They ground you and give you a sense of accomplishment. If you're not up to full-time school or work, that’s fine. Think about part-time. If that seems like too much, consider volunteer work. 7. Challenge negative thoughts. In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control. 8. Check with your doctor before using supplements. "There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression, Those include fish oil, folic acid. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications 9. Do something new. When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain, "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. 10. Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun anymore? "That's just a symptom of depression, You have to keep trying anyway. As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore. Keep going to the movies. Keep going out with friends for dinner. When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life, you have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again.
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I love a girl but I am not able to propose her .As she is considered ,I am a stranger .What should I do. I can't just forget her.

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. Don't propose just now. Wait and get acquainted with her. Talk to her, know her and build trust with her. Then propose. Take some time. Take care.
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Hello sir I am mastrabute from past some years I used to feel happy but from past 3 1/2 years I am suffering from frequent urination and heart palpitation after that in that next year I got anxiety phobia panic attack depression anxious .when ever Il do masturbation this all symptoms with worry me please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, it is not abnormal to have sexual feelings at this age, self masturbation has no side effects, due to something else you are becoming unhealthy, come to online counselling so that we can analyse and give you guidance. Have nice day.
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I am suffering from stress I feel every day is very hectic and not concentration on my work feel too much anxiety in the day and pressure on my head after 6 pm feel everything fine so please let us help me about the matter. Thanks again.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress. Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being. There are steps you can help you managing day to day stressful conditions and take to feel better. 1.Be realistic: If you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family's), learn to say NO! Eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you meet resistance, give reasons why you're making the changes. Be willing to listen to other's suggestions and be ready to compromise. 2.Shed the 'superman/superwoman' urge: No one is perfect, so don't expect perfection from yourself or others. Ask yourself, 'What really needs to be done? How much can I do? Is the deadline realistic? What adjustments can I make? Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. 3.Take one thing at a time: For people under tension or stress, their day-to-day workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The best way to cope with this feeling of being overwhelmed is to take one task at a time. Make a list of things you need to get done and start with one task. Once you accomplish that task, choose the next one. The positive feeling of 'checking off' tasks is very satisfying. It will motivate you to keep going. 4.Share your feelings: A conversation with a friend lets you know that you are not the only one having a bad day. Stay in touch with friends and family. Ask them how they have dealt with a similar situation that may be 'stressing you out. Let them provide love, support and guidance. Don't try to cope alone. 5.Be flexible: If you find you're meeting constant opposition in either your personal or professional life, rethink your position or strategy. Arguing only intensifies stressful feelings. Make allowances for other's opinions and be prepared to compromise. If you are willing to be accommodating, others may meet you halfway. Not only will you reduce your stress, you may find better solutions to your problems. Go easy with criticism. You may expect too much of yourself and others. Try not to feel frustrated, disappointed or even 'trapped' when another person criticises you. 6.Hobbies: Take a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy. Whether it's gardening or painting, schedule time to indulge your interest. Exercise: Regular exercise is a popular way to relieve stress. Twenty to thirty minutes of physical activity benefits both the body and the mind. Meditate: Just ten to twenty minutes of quiet reflection may bring relief from chronic stress as well as increase your tolerance to it. 7.Take Herbal Supplement: Herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Mandukparni, Shankhpuspi, Kaunch are very helpful in managing stress. These herbs work on the brain and help relax you which ultimately empowers you to manage your stressful conditions easily. There are many herbal supplements available in the market that can help you. 8.Consult the Doctor: If your stress level doesn't seem to improve with above tips, it may require more attention and consultation with an Expert. Or consult me on Lybrate privately Physical symptoms of stress include: •Low energy. •Headaches. •Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea. •Aches, pains, and tense muscles. •Chest pain and rapid heartbeat. •Insomnia. •Frequent colds and infections. •Loss of sexual desire and/or ability. STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1.Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2.Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3.Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4.Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5.Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6.Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7.Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8.Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9.Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10.Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11.Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12.Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13.Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14.Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15.Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16.Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17.Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18.Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19.Don’t run from your problems! This only makes them worse. 20.Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress. Remember — we do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you’ll receive If you need any prescription please consult me as we cannot prescribe in questions session. Regards.
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Sir/ mam I appeared many exam like cds assistant commandment state exam but I not appeared in interview all time this drawn me in depression after that I take alcohol after some time I drink heavy alcohol I want to get rid from depression and alcohol for better future Thinks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to fight depression and alcohol is not the solution and by repeated attempts you will succeed in future . Do meditaion and yoga for mind control and calmness
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Sir/madam I feel uncomfortable while I am in front of a lot of people. Especially when attending functions etc. I prefer not to go for such functions and I can't (or I don't want to socialise with people). I prefer staying at my home rather than any other place. I feel a lot of mental stress while I think I am being noticed by people. Its like a lot of tension is developing in me. Can you tell what is my exact problem?

FECSM ( spain), Fellow of European Society of Sexual Medicine., School of Sexual Medicine, DPM, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
It could be social phobia. Need not worry, I would suggest you to meet nearby psychiatrist who would assess you in detail and if required may prescribe some medications. Also psychiatrist may teach you certain techniques which you practice to get rid off above problem. Thanks.
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I have been feeling low lately. I wish to be left out alone yet I want to understand why I am doing this to myself. I hv severed my bonds with my siblings and it has reached a stage where I cnt bear evn talking to them on phn after months. Life seems hopeless. I get sad far too often evn whn things are goin jst fine. Future haunts me. I dnt knw whthr I need help or its jst a phase where I hv gone nuts. And one mre thing, I hv always hd phases like this. Bt they were short. something always pulled me out of this mood. But now, am scared if I end up doing something irreversible.Please tell.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, if you find yourself very energetic for some period followed by a period of extreme sadness or depression and see this cycle repeating itself, then you could be suffering from bipolar disorder. And if that's the case then do consult a psychiatrist soon as you may need medication treatment. Along with medicines, you will also need to be under counselling. But don't worry, you will be able to manage your mood and get some relief, but it's really important to remain under counselling. Take care.
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Hi. I ws a hipertension pt.Earliear ii used medicins. Now i am not using medicins/Pl tell me am i correct

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
You are risking your health, in my opinion. You should get yourself measured for hypertension every month. If your reading is below 130/85 mmgg exercises and good diet should be maintained without medicines. If it is above 130/85 mmgg, you should continue take minimum dose of hypertension medicine. Hypertension is called a silent killer. It will never create a problem for you in the short period. But in long term, continuous hypertension can cause kidney, heart related problems. Consult a physician immediately.
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I was in a relationship with a guy for 5 years he cheated on me as he was involved with many other girls for sex so I left him and we were also physically active, now I feel lonely and depressed and now the same guy contacted me and even I do not have control on me and I am confused I do not know what to do I feel incomplete and I do not feel happy any way and its ends up doing nothing jst thinking and even I am unable to concentrate on my studies and work and I feel guilty for my parents I feel like ending up I am confused as I can not share this with anyone please do help me I ended up going to same guy again thrice and he started using me again.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
A relationship is supposed to make you happy. If it becomes a burden, it is not worth carrying out. Although physical intimacy is a part of a healthy relationship, it alone should not be the basis for it to continue. This kind of dependence generally occurs when one has poor self confidence. Value yourself- you are an unique person, who is worthy of respect. A person who approaches you only to fulfill some need , without caring for your feelings is not worthy of your friendship. Love yourself, respect yourself. Indulge in positive thinking, do some yoga or any other form of exercise, listen to music and move ahead in life . Look forward to meeting a person who will value you for what you are.
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Hi I have depression since long time. How to manage it and also have sleep problems at night. So I need solution.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Sleep disorder may be a part of depression itself. With proper type and dose of antidepressant both your problems can be solved. Please consult a psychiatrist nearby or come online text or audio with all the details.
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I am 20 years old got back pain from last 3 weeks now from monday am getting fever irregularly with high temperature and head ache and body pain what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports and take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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I am 12 years old I am facing a problem with my brain activity I forget things that happen with me all the time it started when I was in 2nd grade what should I do for a cure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi take following medicine memorine (wheezal) 10 drops in 1/4th cup of water, drink twice a day for 1mth and revert back for further treatment plan.
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Am 23 years old. My gilr frnd cheated me. And her married another boy. I can't forget her. My mind fully stressed. Sometime I try suicide. Pls tel me how can I forget her. I did meditation and yoga. But I can't divert my mind set. Pls relieve from this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
The end of a relationship often feels like the end of the world. After all the time and energy you have invested in it, it is very painful when it gets over. Keep in mind that life is full of ups and downs; nothing is permanent. The pain you feel today will go away with time. Give yourself time to heal. Give time, time. In the meanwhile don't isolate yourself from your friends and family. Confide in someone you are comfortable with. Make a list of life goals, and plan how to achieve them. Relationships are an important part of your life, but they are not everything. Spend time with those close to you, indulge in some enjoyable activities. Keep yourself busy. Slowly you will see that there is a lot to life. However if you are feeling suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. Don't wait to feel worse.
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How to Survive Depression Relapse

CST Psychiatry, DNB (PSYCHIATRY), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to Survive Depression Relapse

Depression is defined as a mental state, which is typified by pessimistic sense of insufficiency and a hopeless lack of activity. This state could be so severe that it may require clinical intervention. 'Relapse' is the term coined for the reappearance of signs of depression within six months after the patient has been cured of depression. The time period of depression relapse may be smaller than depression recurrence, but it is equally frightening in both the cases. It becomes very difficult for the patient to combat all the signs of depression and cope up with gloom, fatigue, bad temper etc. The person starts alienating himself from the rest of the world. So, it becomes necessary for him to follow an apt strategy to survive a depression relapse.

First of all, the patient suffering from depression relapse should immediately consult his or her therapist or psychiatrist and get an adequate treatment for the same. The treatment procedure may include intake of antidepressants and psychotherapy. While the treatment is carried on, you may require some tips to survive that time interval. Below are some guidelines for the same: 

  1. Accept the Truth: Though it is never easy to acknowledge the state of mental illness, but it is the key to cope up with depression relapse. Accepting that depression would strike again and again would help you to deal with it.
  2. Identify the Symptoms of Depression Relapse: Instead of neglecting the initial signs of depression relapse, it is necessary to accept that depression has hit you again. It is better to leave your shame or guilt aside and consider it as a normal event. Immediately go and make your therapist aware of the symptoms you identified, so that remedial action could be taken accordingly. The first sign of depression relapse may differ from person to person. It may be lack of sensation or any sudden surge of energy. Although these changes may appear subtle but should be noted down and conveyed to your therapist.
  3. Seek help from others: Depression relapse gets easier to survive with the help of friends, family and loved ones. Open up about your mental state and talk freely to others. You will find that you are not alone. Constant support from your nearby people will prove very beneficial. They will keep reminding you the fact that, 'this too shall pass away'. Do not alienate yourself, instead try to socialize. Hang out with your friends and indulge in activities which bring you pleasure. Primarily it will be hard to seek joy by socializing but it will prove fruitful in the long run. Pursue your hobbies and try to relax.

Depression relapse occurs again and again, no matter how hard one tries to run away from it. So, it is better to accept this harsh truth and start following the above measures to survive Depression Relapse.

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I cannot focus on my studies when I try to study I feel sleepy all the time Any good suggestion to focus on my studies without any medicine but by natural way.

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
You must start half hours yoga. Wake up in early morning first go for yoga then after start reading its help in your body as well as your brain. Your whole day go super up. Definitely improve your concentration.
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I am 64 years old. I have problem with my memory. How can I improve the same and make it reliable ? Is the problem because of age or vitamin deficiency ? Secondly, what is the difference between vitamins and proteins ?

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Vitamins are essential nutrients that regulate metabolic functions throughout your body, there are many type of vit. Like a, b, c, d, k. And proteins are essential for the growth, development, structure and function of cells, tissues, like bone, hairs, nails growth. Vitamins are found in all food, fruit, vegitable while protien found in particularly animal products, such as meat and milk, yoghurt, beans, pulses, fish, cordliver oil. And if you are suffring from weak memory, it may be due to alzheimer's disease which is common in old age group, for better treatment I suggest you to go to homoeopathic treatment, and do some yoga and meditation.
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Sir I suffer depression for 8 months and also I am fear Ng someone's presents. And crouds I love loneliness.

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. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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