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Dr. Shuba Charles - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Shuba Charles

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Shuba Charles is a renowned Psychiatrist in Padmini Nursing Home, Chennai. She is currently associated with Shubha Charles Counselling & Guidance Clinic in Padmini Nursing Home, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shuba Charles on Lybrate.com.

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I am 38 yrs old not yet married as I dont like girls. Wht should I do get myself used to girls and get married?

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I am 38 yrs old not yet married as I dont like girls. Wht should I do get myself used to girls and get married?
Dear ns, liking girs or not liking is linked with your experience. When we are born, our mind was like a clean slate. Circumstances and our experience started writing on that slate and those writings became our rules. In this case too, you dislike girls because of your past experience and perception. We need to change that. Better option is to get marrieage. Rational emotive therapy and cognitive restructuring should help you. Post a private question to me with every details and I will help you with this problem. Take care.

I become very possessive about relationships, If I have any friend, I want that he/ she talk to me only, not to anyone else, especially if that friend is a female. Is it any disorder, like personality disorder and else.

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It can be but you need detail assesment to diagnose personality disorder if you r realizing it try to bring changes by lowering your expectations.
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Hello Sir, Drinking Beer/ Alcohol is danger or consuming soft drinks are danger? How will it affect the human body if we consume Beer/Alcohol? Is Alcohol good for body?

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Hello Sir, Drinking Beer/ Alcohol is danger or consuming soft drinks are danger? How will it affect the human body if...
Dear lybrate user. Both alcohol drinks and soft drinks are bad to body in their own ways. Alcohol affects your liver, even when you take drops of it. Soft drinks, because of its calorific value and some preservatives could cause obesity and dehydration of cells. Avoid both. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last month & feeling depressed. What should I do? please suggest me.

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I lost somebody close last month & feeling depressed. What should I do? please suggest me.
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day It will surely help you.

I am a student studying in class 12. I am in continuous from last 3 months. Due to this stress I am not able to concentrate on my studies and also sometimes I become very aggressive. I am not able to focus on anything. Also I suffer from continuous headache. Please help!

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I am a student studying in class 12. I am in continuous from last 3 months. Due to this stress I am not able to conce...
You are angry about something. If this stress continues you will have problems with concentration. Kindly meet with a counselor and sort that out. I also 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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Is there any medicine for boosting memory that helps to concentrate in studies as I am not able to concentrate my mind please help me.

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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. I suggest online education counseling. 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.

I was diagnosed with mild anxiety 5months back. My symptoms include mild palpitations that last for 20-45 minutes. I had checked my BP once when I had these palpitations, it was 150/95. When I checked it otherwise when I wasn't anxious, it was 130/85. Does anxiety cause long term BP issues? I am currently on clonazepam 0.5 mg and etizolam 0.5 mg for anxiety. I am considering pranayam and yoga too as a longer term solution. Should I consider visiting a doctor for my BP or is it normal during anxiety?

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I was diagnosed with mild anxiety 5months back. My symptoms include mild palpitations that last for 20-45 minutes. I ...
Anxiety affects your heart rate and muscle contractions and cause considerable stress. Long term anxiety can cause changes in blood pressure and lead to hypertension. A reduction in stress and anxiety with exercises, meditation, medications etc definitely reduces the blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure very 10-12 days so as to notice the change. Visit your psychiatrist at scheduled follow ups to consider modifications in medicines accordingly. Consult online for further queries and assitance.
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I feel lost even in public I can not concentrate on a particular thing my mind keeps on wavering if I try and concentrate I start feeling giddy please help me.

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This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. You may consult.
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Respected doctors .I want to ask about epilepsy .what is this? What are the symptoms? How we should cure it? I am fed up totally. My problem is that ,when I don't get proper sleep, my eyes get blink, my mind is not conscious and much more .it effects my study .I can't study properly. please tell me doctor.

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Epilepsy is a disorder in what ch a person has a tendency to have recurrent fits and convulsions. In most of the longstanding cases of epilepsy it is idiopathic, that is without any apparent cause. It usually occurs due to uncontrolled electrical activity of brain neurons. In some instances fit smay occur after head injuries, bleeds in brain, infections, electrolyte imbalance, lowered sugars etc. Epilepsy needs management with regular use of medications so as to control recurrent fits. This has to be an individualised treatment. Certain provocative factors like inadequate sleep, physical exhaustion, decreased oxygen in air, fasting, loud noise, scorching sun etc may precipitate fits in a known case of epilepsy. So it is advisable to refrain from such factors. For any further queries or assistance you may consult me online

I'm unable to study something that is not interesting for much time. Sometimes even the interesting ones cannot be studied. I think I'm having issues with attention. I am worried because this was probably not this worse few months back.

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Hello I think you should learn to concentrate, meditation fr 15 mins early in the morning will def. Help Also reduce your stress levels Hom. Med. Kali phos 1M 3pills 3 times a day fr a mth will help as a nerve tonic Med will be available in any hom. Pharmacy Please update Thank you.
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Helo doctor, I have a very serious issue that making me weaker day by day and also with low confidence. Actually I have a bad habit of doing masturbation and I have been doing it for more than 10 years and my age is only 25. I just want to leave it because after doing it mentally and physically I feel weak. After doing this I am not be able to concentrate on work, feel very low confidence. Please guide me. What should I do or don't.

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Helo doctor, I have a very serious issue that making me weaker day by day and also with low confidence. Actually I ha...
I think that your conscience is troubling you about masturbation and that is causing all the low confidence and the physical exhaustion. This speaks of a good conscience but it may be a little too rigid. Perhaps you are addicted to it too. Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it is to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.
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Hi I'm 25 year old and I am suffering from Marfan's syndrome. My height is 6 ft very thin personality weighs about just 53 kg. Suffering phobia and breathlessness. What should I do to overcome this fear phobia! Please help me regard this.

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Hi I'm 25 year old and I am suffering from Marfan's syndrome. My height is 6 ft very thin personality weighs about ju...
Dear , Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects connective tissue ? the fibers that support and anchor your organs and other structures in your body. Please understand, this has nothing to do with your mental issues. Your phobia and breathlessness could be due anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety.. Take care.
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I have not Broken up with my gf but she is too much careless about me this days. For this reason I'm very much depressed, I am unable to concentrate on my studies. What should I do?

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I have not Broken up with my gf but she is too much careless about me this days. For this reason I'm very much depres...
You are not in that age. You should not go for love n all. All things need time. Now jus forget all this things and do study and enjoy your teenage in playing game and study. Don't waste your time in love, gf, and other things. You can do all this things after few years.
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I am 25years age. My exam is near and having high tension and feeling restlessness, high heart beating please give me a solution.

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I am 25years age. My exam is near and having high tension and feeling restlessness, high heart beating please give me...
Exam fobia. Under preparation. Take subjects as hobby. Or change to one stream, having application I left physics hons and changed to homoeopathy because it was my hobby. Take anacardium orient 200 just single dose german make, 4-5 drops orally. To retain more in memory. Mixed fruit juice daily evening.
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I am suffering from depression and insomnia from last seven years. I am taking 0.25 mg tablets daily at night. I want to get rid of it and sleep without any tablets. Please give me some advice. My blood pressure is very low (100/65).

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Depression, insomnia are related to worry and fearful thoughts. you need to identify what are these thoughts, and what is creating them. take up regular counseling session to understand the exact cause of such depression. it will also help in developing coping skills. one should not leave medicine abruptly, even if you want to get rid of it, consult doctor as u been taking it daily from so long.

I am mother of two kids one is of 3 years and other one is only 3months(on feeding). Both born by operate. Just because of domestic issues I am in so much depression right now. Sometimes I think I amlosingmy memory. Even do not want to live. There is no respect or lv from life partner. Feeling depressive and mad. Now I can not control myself I am full of anger. Sometimes I do not lik to talk wd anybody. I like to run away from all this. Suggest something thus I ignore others and I can control my anger and also come out from depression. My diet and sleep is o. K. Help help plz.

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Dear lybrate-user, during pregnancy and for about a year after your delivery you have certain hormones that are in excess in your body which make you feel more emotional. Don't worry, your condition will improve, slowly. First focus over your body's healing and take care of your baby well. Walk for 10-15 minutes, everyday and take light, non-oily and non-spicy food. You will see a differnece in a couple of months. Good luck.
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I was a very fun loving and happy go lucky boy but now I lack such confidence , energy and is a bit more agressive in nature. Sometimes I fill very low and emotional.

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You are suffering from depression, and I assume you have just entered your 20s age wise. Towards the later end of your adolescence most pathologies (if you have a predisposition for them) manifest and develop into serious conditions, if ignored. The aggression indicates that your depression could be anger related, which has other complications. Since you have had it for 2-3 years, I think you may be neglecting it too much. Kindly visit a psychiatrist but follow the prescription until advised. Also seek the help of a counselor to develop coping skills that will stand you in good stead for life.

I have a less confident in my self even I prepare properly for exam, nd I frustrating during exam nd forget the thing which I prepared.

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Homoeopathic medicine-------------------- aconite nap 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops today night itself and forget this medicine now for 15 days p. L. 30. Ask the homoeopathic pharmacit to prepare thi medicine 2 drahm in 30 number globules and tart taking 4 tabs 3 timess daily for 15 days starting from tomorrow.-------------- report me after 30 days----------------------------- for proper management for how to build your self confidence, you can conult me and start taking the abovee medicines nd see for any change inyour life style--------------------------
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I am 21 year old, my weight is 50 kg. When I am going for interview, interviewer make fun that small boy is coming for interview. So please tell me the way so that I can increase my weight and become fit.

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I am 21 year old, my weight is 50 kg. When I am going for interview, interviewer make fun that small boy is coming fo...
Hello, here are some tips to increase your weight, but most important is your confidence. Your looks don't define you, your talent does, so cheer up and go with the confidence for your interviews: ok so let's talk about weight gain, healthy weight gain: eat more often. Frequent meals. Min 6 meals in a day. Increase your protein intake. Have nuts, eggs, soyabean, soya paneer, cheese, milk. Don't drink water before meals. This can fill your stomach and can affect your appetite. Eat plenty of calories at each meal. In between you meals you can have nuts or milkshakes. Like banana milkshake, chikku milk shake. Get quality sleep. Heavy stress can also affect your weight gain. Avoid stress. Keep your body hydrated. Drink plenty of water. Try to avoid junk and fried foods. They can affect your metabolism and can cause you to gain fat instead of muscles.
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I have an adopted daughter who is now 24. She has lost several years at various points of her education and is now in 4th year law. Her behavior is extremely aggressive, abusive and has had drug issues in the past. Still loves partying in excess. Can't be trusted to carry out any responsibilities at home. Both my wife and I are totally stressed but my wife is resistant to taking help but I would love some advice.

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I have an adopted daughter who is now 24. She has lost several years at various points of her education and is now in...
If she was an abandoned child and then you adopted her, she may have issues of rejection and is now dealing with that in the various ways you have described. Ideally, to deal with this situation both of you parents must be on the same page. Any disagreement between the parents will only disturb her more. Her adoption counselors will be of tremendous help in knowing how to deal with her. Whatever you do, she should never feel rejected. You must confront her behavior and never label her in any way. She must always experience love and there should never be even a shadow of doubt about this. She is old now and an adult, so whatever you want to do with her needs her approval. So do work with her rather than against her. She will continue to be difficult but you have to be patient. If she has a drug problem, kindly take her for addiction counseling and na meetings. If the aggressive behavior is too much you will need to take her to a counselor and if that person advises her to be medicated, you may have to consider that too. You certainly need help and do not rely on your own amateur methods under these serious conditions. Professionals are always there to help.
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