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Dr. Shivalingam

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Shivalingam Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Shivalingam is an experienced Psychiatrist in Retteri, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shivalingam at Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shivalingam on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am 22 years old & Want to quit smoking. What to do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking.
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I am addicted of watching TV and because of this I can't concentrate on my studies. What should I do?

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 Chetan. You are undermining your ability. If you just decide, you will be able to stop watching TV and start your studies. You can do it. Do it. Take care.
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My memory power has been too week, I forget every small and big things and I could not concentrate my mind also after trying too much. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will increases. Is it the truth?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will in...
Dear, You seem to be having many medical questions because you are suffering from either generalized anxiety disorder or somatisation or somatoform disorder or eating disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Please stop reading all about the various changes in anxiety and stress and project it on yourself. Normal stress is managed by release of stress hormones by the body to cope up with it. They are NORMAL, beneficial way of dealing with stress. The above disorders are abnormal release of stress hormones and its effect on many bodily functions including HDL and LDL metabolism. The above disorders are NOT diagnosed by blood tests. Please consult a psychiatrist and take treatment both as tablets and as talk therapy.
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Am reducing my weight what should be my ideal breakfast and I am walking daily 12 kmsI want to avoid smoking and tobacco even I tried but I am facing so any procedure or tablets to avoid My sister has pcos problem. She treats from gyno Doctor in two times. But her problem hasn't gone.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Am reducing my weight what should be my ideal breakfast and I am walking daily 12 kmsI want to avoid smoking and toba...
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea ( sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits ( avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori. Take help of a deaddiction centre for your smoking. Mention your sister's usg abdopelvis reports and revert.
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I have legs pain from 3 years. Only left is paining. Please advice what should i do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I have legs pain from 3 years. Only left is paining. Please advice what should i do?
Hello, 1. You can apply volini gel 1% local application twice a day for 3-5 days 2. Hot fomentation twice a day for 3 days I am giving to some common reasons for leg pain 1. Generalized weakness 2. Anaemia 3. Physical exertion and any trauma 4. Lack of protein in diet 5. Any infection present on leg or foot 6. Muscle weakness 7. Abrupt start/ stop of physical exercise 8. Vit d and calcium deficiency kindly consult physician for further managemen
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Sir mere seene me and kidney ki side me jb tb dard hoti hai halki si nd part ke har part me jb tb dard start ho jati hai to iska kya reason ho sakta hai abhi to meri koi jada age bhi nhi hai.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir mere seene me and kidney ki side me jb tb dard hoti hai halki si nd part ke har part me jb tb dard start ho jati ...
Hello, please get an ultrasound whole abdomen test done, because there may be kidney stone. Take care.
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Stress Can Increase You Weight

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Stress Can Increase You Weight

Stress increases cortisol hormone in body which may increase hunger pangs, which makes you eat without hunger.
What to do.
1. Take 6-9 hr sleep daily
2. Do not drink alcohol
3. Chill. Don't take stress.

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We have a kid of 2 years old and she is in the early stage of Autism and she is undergoing Autism therapy after the consultation with Dr. Now her sleep is very much erratic and she does not sleep in night, is there any medication?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
We have a kid of 2 years old and she is in the early stage of Autism and she is undergoing Autism therapy after the c...
Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder in which the children have decreased social interaction, stereotyped behaviour, language problem along with co-morbid medical disorders. There are some medications which can help to control her behavioral issues but the main onus lies on occupational/speech therapy and regular counseling for the parents and child.
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Dear Sir My Wife Is Suffering From Manic Depression from 15 years .yearly one's attack the manic dep. I want permanent cure for mania. please suggest me.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear Sir
My Wife Is Suffering From Manic Depression from 15 years .yearly one's attack the manic dep. I want permanen...
The newer terminology for maniac depression is bipolar mood disorder. It's a lifetime disorder with waxing and waning course due to change in neurotransmitters in brain. The management is based on continuing the mood stabilizer medications and avoid relapse of symptoms. There is no permanent and once and for all treatment for it. The onus lies on being compliant to medications and controlling the episodes of relapse. The more you educate yourself about the disorder the better you can control it. Keep in touch with your consulting psychiatrist.
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Hi doctor I am 16 years old girl studying in class twelth . my father is suffering from mental illness not always but sometimes he listen some voices and he imagines and creates stories which was impossible and rubbish. I want your recommendation because he do not want to contact a psychological doctor. He is very spritiual or god believing person. I really want your suggestion and want all this conversation confidential. I hope you 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
Hi doctor I am 16 years old girl studying in class twelth . my father is suffering from mental illness not always but...
Dear , if your father is stable and not violent and not disturbing others, I think you should leave him with the problem. This is a psychiatric problem called schizophrenia and needs lifelong treatment. Please see a psychiatrist in person.
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Is rtc a painful process,is there any alternate for it?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
You can take Dr. Reckeweg's r - 35 / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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My partner is over possessive. He does not like me talking to anyone. I cannot have male friends. If I miss his phone calls he starts shouting and crosses all limits of decency gets into verbal abuse. Please suggest what can be done to cure this and how.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is not sounding like a good relationship, and your partner’s insecurity is going to be a problem, if you have not given him any cause. You must both go for relationship counseling and work out the insecurity. If he feels inferior to you for whatever reasons, then he could identify them and work on them to separate some fact from fiction too. If you on the other hand behave in a way to induce the insecurity because of your ways, perhaps you are more extroversive and jovial and free with boys etc, then these must be curtailed and sorted out for the good of the relationship. If his insecurity is unfounded then there may be a serious problem and if he does not work on it you may have to take a call. Abuse and lack of respect are not good signs of a relationship that is not yet in marriage. I shudder to think of what can transpire, later. So have a good talk to him and have him and you seek professional help before it gets worse and you are too far into the relationship to back out!
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Sir and mam I am 23 years old actually my body every day has pain what can I do please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir and mam I am 23 years old actually my body every day has pain what can I do please help.
It could be due to tension, physical strain. Reduce your stress and strain. Take paracetamol, plenty of water and rest. If no relief consult doctor
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Hi My husband told me he wants to have sex with another female how should I react .Please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Please find out if he means it or it was just to pull your leg and trouble you. How is your own sex life with him? are you ok to have him sex outside or you have objections? there will be pros and cons of each choice. Please click on private chat if you are interested in more detail.
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Hi, i'm smoking from past two years now I want to stop it how can i?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Congratulations, that is really good that you want to stop smoking because it is really very harmful. Just the fact that you want to give up smoking is a good starting point. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I lost somebody in a car accident I feel depressed after that, I don't know what to do please help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I lost somebody in a car accident I feel depressed after that, I don't know what to do please help me.
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. It must have been very shocking and kind of devastating for you. I can imagine, it must have been difficult for you to continue life without that person. Have you expressed your sadness, shock and grief? please talk to someone about how you feel after losing this person. Talk about your pain of losing that person. Otherwise your suppressed sadness and pain will develop into more negative thoughts and feelings. You will find it difficult to take rational decisions and you will experience additional stress. The more you talk about the lost person and the more you talk about your pain, more is the cognitive acceptance which will help you to move ahead in life. I understand your pain but loss is an integral part of life. It is not something that happens to us as we live, it is life itself. Understand that life will never be the same again for you but there is life ahead, for you. And this life can be good, with purpose and meaningful. Nothing of what is lost is replaced. A meaningful part of an identity and time is never replaced. Give yourself enough time to feel and experience the pain. But then you need to move on. Resolution does not mean forgetting. You will cherish that person's memories for the rest of your life. But you need to learn to" let go" of that relation you had with the person and move on. It is not very easy. But this if life. Take care.
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Hi How to quit smoking. I usually smoke 15 to 20 cigarette a day. Please tell me how to quit it.

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
Many methods are available for you to quit smoking. But, nothing is as effective as will power. You need to have strong will power. To reduce craving on stopping cigarete, you can use nicotine gum, lozenges, patch etc. I may provide counseling and methods to prevent relapse through telephone counseling. Let me know if you are willing. Take care.
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