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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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How to know if you have an anxiety disorder?

DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How to know if you have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which causes difficulties in leading a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder.

1. Excessive worry - This condition persists if you worry about the day to day activities a bit too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very petty things, which tends to affect you in an adverse manner. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue.

2. Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder.

3. Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears.

4. Muscle tension - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and unwillingness to work.

5. Chronic indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea.

Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self- doubt, and such others.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Did You Know PANIC is One of the 5 ANXIETY Disorders?

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I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many critical condition sometimes and I am an engineering student I couldn't interact with studying. What I am do? Suggest please and I also have a liver problem.

General Physician, Hyderabad
I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many cr...
Please see doctor around your area to examine you properly and do some test to be able to help you better. Take care.
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My Wife Aged 58 Years. Complaining Body pains Diabetic: Metformin Hcl 50 mg. 1 Tab. Daily. thyroid TSH 4.5 Medicine Thyronorm 50 Mcg /Daily. Pl. Suggest something.

MBBS, Ph.D. Alternative medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Patiala
My Wife Aged 58 Years.
Complaining Body pains
Diabetic: Metformin Hcl 50 mg. 
1 Tab. Daily.
thyroid TSH  4.5 Medicine...
Dear the medicines which your wife is using can keep the blood sugar level and the thyroid gland function under control but cannot cure them. Cure is possible with some herbal treatments.
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I am 24 years old and got married before 1 and half year about. Me and my husband were living apart after 10 days of our marriage because we both are working in different cities and we just met in 2-3 months or few days. But now we both shifted and started living together. I don't know the reason but instead of making love we both started fighting with each other. I am really not getting the reason the situation is getting worst and worst. This is my fault I got angry in each and every situation. We both love each other a lot. Please tell me the reason. Why this is happening with me. Why I am getting hyper so frequently.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It is normal to have differences in opinion" REAL MEANING OF MARRIAGE": From a spiritual perspective one should feel that their partner is something more than just my husband or my wife. A husband should feel towards his wife that this is the daughter of God - this is God’s deeply beloved daughter that has been entrusted in my care. How you treat her is how God will receive you. How you speak to her, how you act toward her, how you protect her are all important. Protection is said to be on three levels - physical, emotional and spiritual. To give that protection, to be forgiving to each other and to honor your spouse as God's property, God's gift, is how you will make spiritual progress. And a wife should feel that her partner is not just her husband but he is God’s beloved child entrusted in her care to protect, to be faithful to, and to encourage. If you see each other in this light, marriage really is yoga. Your relationship will be yoga in essence and you will make great spiritual progress.
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My mom gone through a trauma of operation which is took place 3 months ago. Now she feels that operation is not done correctly. I just need to know? Should I go for psychiatric help? But she feels more insecure when we talk about psychiatrist. Please someone guide me so that I can help her to recover from this trauma and depression. She repeated things many times that she is not feeling good. Now suicidal thoughts also comes in her mind.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My mom gone through a trauma of operation which is took place 3 months ago. Now she feels that operation is not done ...
Yes she definitely requires assessment and treatment by a psychiatrist. A lot of patients develop acute depression after a surgery, especially in old age. It could be some other mental illness also. It's ok if she feels afraid to visit a psychiatrist, you should still take her. She'll be much better when her treatment starts.
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5 Common Treatments For Mental Health Issues!

PhD - Psychology, LLB, DM - Child And Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychologist, Chennai
5 Common Treatments For Mental Health Issues!

As most of the economies over the world become industrialized, the quality of life increases, but with it comes a plethora of mental health problems. Especially in a country like India, the rapid industrialization and the expansion of opportunities has seen a rise in the number of people afflicted by mental health disorders. Some of the common mental health issues and their treatment methods are discussed here-

Common Mental Health Issues

  1. Depression – Depression is a very serious issue that affects a significant part of the population. It is not only a public health concern but also a fast spreading problem in the world. Although depression related to stress is on the rise, it could happen due to chemical imbalances within the brain as well.

  2. Anxiety Disorder – While stress and anxiety tend to be a part of your daily life, over time, it could build up and end up being a disorder. Symptoms of frequent panics or anxiety could build up to become anxiety and panic disorders wherein you would be constantly under stress due to external situations such as social anxiety or have panic disorders.

  3. Schizophrenia – This problem is caused within the brain due to neurochemical issues and causes paranoia, hallucinations, frightfulness and distorted thought patterns. This is a major psychiatric disorder and requires extensive treatment.

  4. Eating Disorders These disorders are marked by problems of eating which in turn affect your health adversely. These disorders are caused by mental issues and are primarily of three types; Binge eating disorder, anorexia (obsession over what one’s eats) and Bulimia (binge eating and then purging to avoid putting on weight).

  5. Bipolar Disorder – A very common mental disorder, this mental problem entails uncontrollable mood swings from happy (at times, euphoric) to sad in a short span of time or alternating phases of feeling ecstatic and often exhibiting reckless behavior to being severely depressed. This is a serious issue and can even result in suicidal tendencies.

  6. Substance Abuse and Addiction Problems – Another effect of stress is the increasing dependence on drugs and alcohol which in turn becomes a pattern and thus may cause problems in your life as you start using these substances to escape reality.

Common Mental Health Treatments-

Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can choose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best. Do consult a doctor before choosing one-

  1. Psychotherapy – The treatment of mental problems provided by a mental health counselor through dedicated sessions over a period of time is one of the most effective ways of countering problems. Psychotherapy explores thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and seeks to improve an individual’s well-being. Psychotherapy paired with medication is the most effective way to promote recovery.  

  2. Medication – This is the most common form of therapy that aims to reduce the chemical imbalances within the brain, either through oral pills or through injections.

  3. Support Groups – This is especially good as getting to talk to similar people and sharing experiences with them help in reducing the isolation, thus helping them vent out repressed emotions and connect with like -minded people.

  4. Residential Treatments – Effective in cases of drug or other forms of addiction as well as problems which require conditioning, hospitals and other residential treatment facilities such as a rehab center are used extensively to treat these along with other problems.

  5. Treatment through stimulation of the brain – There are many newer treatments which are proving to be effective by stimulating the neurotransmitters that help correcting imbalances within the brain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist and ask a free question.
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Hi this is for my Wife, since few months we noticed that sometimes while speaking, wrong words are pops out from her mouth e.g she want to say 'honey' and the word comes out as 'ghee' or 'thousand' comes out as hundred. It happens with words only not with sentences. Along with this recently she often complains about her headaches too. Please let me know if there is anything serious, what is a cause of it and what treatment should we go for?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Well words popping out irrelevantly can be part of many problems. The first possibility is it can be due to hypothyroidism (most common) which occurs usually due to impairment in concentration. The second possibility is it can be a part of tic disorder usually vocal tics. The third possibility can be migraine headache with aura. The other most common possibility to think of is stress /depression which can also produce these symptoms. Since she is having headache my opinion is to consult both a neurologist/ psychiatrist. Neuro imaging maybe needed for her. She needs detailed clinical evaluation for a clear diagnosis to be made. Lastly don't worry in most clients we come across the problem is very mild and treatable. Your wife can be treated. Be relaxed and consult the specialist.
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Me kaafi jyda pareshan hu mam. Me har cheez se tang aagyi hu samj nhi aata kya karu me. Mujhe choti choti baato pe kaafi gussa lgta hai. Or me barobar so b nahi paati hu. Mujhe pata nahi kyu baar baar rohna aah jata koi b baat dimag me aati toh har choti si choti baat ka hurt hota hai jaldi nervous ho jati hu. Me relationship me hu bt me khush hu bt kabhi kabhi pata nahi kyu me dukhi ho jati kaafi. Mujhe raat ke tym nind b nhi aati jldi n aaati he toh kaafi bure sapne aate n baar baar meri nind aadhi raaat ko tut jati. Me kaafi jyda stress me hu pls mujhe stress se nikalna he. Me jitna koshish krti hu bt khush nhi reh paati hu. Mujhe koi baat samj nhi aati me kya bolri hu gusse me kisi ko. Kbhi kbhi mujhe asa lgta mujhe dimag ke ilaz ki zaroort he me depress hu kaaafi.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Me kaafi jyda pareshan hu mam. Me har cheez se tang aagyi hu samj nhi aata kya karu me. Mujhe choti choti baato pe ka...
Hi lybrate-user happy new yr tumhari problem jenuune hai. First you relife you r stress. Then you start with ayurvedic treatment for brain. Ayurved mai bahot sari aasi dawai boli hai ki usaki maddat sai dimag mai chalu gandhhe sochh & MOOD SWINGS ki adat kam kar sake. Apaka mood swings ki problem ess umar mai chalu hua to usaka impact apake total body pai specially skin & uterus ,stomach pay atta. Allopathy treatmant mai depression dawai di jati hai usase brain dammage haota .so take care. U consult we discuss. Live happy & healthy.
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I am suffering from anxiety. I do yoga, meditation etc, but these things relax me just for few hours. I am very focused to my carrier. But I feel insecurity and lots of emotional changes. I want to leave my hopes, what the actual reason of my patience. I want to be emotionally strong person but without confessing my sorrow. Because I am already tired to think about all things again and again. Why things stuck as emotionally. Please suggest me to move on and how to be happy. Every day. I never live happy life. I have just hopes inside me to take next step in my life. Sometimes I couldn't find anyway to love. Why is it hard to love everything, when I like all things. Please tell me how to be strong?

Post Graduate Diploma In Counselling Psychology, Masters of Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from anxiety. I do yoga, meditation etc, but these things relax me just for few hours. I am very focus...
Start maintaining a diary where you would record your thought process! Post that do approach a therapist to identify your irrational thoughts and work on it with some guidance. Simply Yoga or meditation will not cure your anxiety. In your diary you could mention - situation -thoughts related to that situation -behavior (what you did or couldn't do post those thoughts. Also start practicing self love! By repeating positive affirmation every morning and evening. But remember a professional s help in the initial stages will be helpful!
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Hi Kindly help to find out a solution of lost memories problem how can a person decrease this problem and also give idea about some exercise to reduce this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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Kindly help to find out a solution of lost memories problem how can a person decrease this problem and also give i...
If you are under stress, you will tend to lose memory. So if you deal with the stress by meeting with a counselor, a lot of your problems will be resolved and memory will happily return. Concentration precedes memory so follow these instructions to feel better bout it. Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, 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. 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. 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. 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 all junk food.
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My grandmother is suffering from full body pain. It stop only if she takes injection or tablets but that is only for 4-5 hours relaxation. What should we do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My grandmother is suffering from full body pain. It stop only if she takes injection or tablets but that is only for ...
She has to be thoroughly examined by doctor and properly investigated to find the cause of her symptoms.Consult doctor
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
You are going through extended grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner
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My mind is thinking impossible things and imagination is more deeply them. I can't stop it. Like I am talking with animals I'm talking with gost.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My mind is thinking impossible things and imagination is more deeply them. I can't stop it. Like I am talking with an...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of aspen + 4 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping.
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Dear sir My name is jagdish. My problem in my body. My body is very pain when I do work and pain in one side head. please tell me best solution. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician,
Dear sir My name is jagdish. My problem in my body. My body is very pain when I do work and pain in one side head. pl...
You may have sinusitis frontal or maxillary or it could be error of refraction of vision so get your eye-site checked of for correction of vision if there is any. Do warm saline gargle regularly and have homemade freshly prepared lemon juices which id very rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmunity which prevents infection including viral infection. Have plenty of water by mouth. Go for regular morning walk followed by free hand exercise. It will be alright.

Tips for Managing Stress

Ph. D - Psychology, Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Tips for Managing Stress

Tips for Managing Stress

  • Increase your sense of control over stressful situations, for example, by applying stress management techniques.
  • Accept aspects of stressful situations that you cannot change or control and try instead to change the way you perceive and react to them.
  • Talk problems over with people that you trust, get another perspective.
  • Learn to think rationally and positively.
  • Look after your physical health during the stressful period: keep fit, eat wisely, get enough sleep and don't resort to drugs and alcohol.
  • Develop satisfying recreational / creative and social outlets.
  • Make relationship your priority.
  • Seek out opportunities for fun and laughter.
  • Do something nice for someone else.
  • Give time to plan ahead, decide on your priorities and set your goals accordingly.
  • Improve you time management skills.
  • Learn to say 'NO'.
  • Don't try to do everything yourself, delegate more.
  • Stop trying / expecting yourself to be perfect.
  • Develop relaxation skills and relaxation a regular routine.
  • Give yourself a break when you are tired / ill.
  • At times of conflict, avoid taking things personally / blaming others; try to distance yourself.
  • Allow yourself to make mistakes without condemnation.
  • Be kind to yourself; stop putting yourself when you have achieved something.
  • Live for the moment; don't waste time to worry about the future or regretting the past.
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Mu friend want to left tobacco, he had this habit from last 5 years, when he tries to control this, his health become down and he feels unconscious and sleep. please tell whats the alternate for this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
These are all withdrawal symptoms and he must go through these reactions but still adhere to the abstinence. If you admit him in one of the naturopathy institutes, he will have to abstain from the consumption and that will help him to quit. Do not take him out for at least one month or more. When he comes back keep him under vigil and monitor him so that neither he nor other domestic staff will pick cigarettes for him. He may experience a spurt in eating or drinking juices etc. Let him indulge in those foods for some time, only. Put him on an exercise program, and have a thorough medical check up to identify any other damage to his system. If he is unwilling to visit a counselor, get one to come home and talk to him. He can be coaxed to maintain his abstinence under the guidance of a counselor. Make him do meditation; make him stick to a regular schedule of activities, have him involved in interesting and responsible activities. Educate him about all the harmful effects of tobacco smoke and the damage it brings others in the house who smoke both the side-stream smoke and the second-hand smoke. Acupuncture is excellent treatment too.
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Hello am really too rude with people around me? Often am just doubting keep on questioning people whom I love most, what is actually my problem? I can't be at peace all time do I have any sort of disorder?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello am really too rude with people around me? Often am just doubting keep on questioning people whom I love most, w...
Hi my dear lybrate user. Its a sort of social depression due to dis-satisfection f the behaviour of d society. You may over come this situation, please, follow the under noted guide lines: * go for meditation to reduce all sorts of anxiety depression, stress & to transport oxygenated blood to brain to calm down your nerve. Homoeo-care * @ sulphur 30 -6 pills thrice a wk take care, report wkly.
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Hello, I am heaving some problem with my health . Now days my mind is not stable every time get irritated became short temper .

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
Hello, I am heaving some problem with my health . Now days my mind is not stable every time get irritated became shor...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Anger and aggression are emotions and are related to psychological health rather than physical. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I suggest anger management therapy. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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I lost somebody cloth last year since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all time please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost somebody cloth last year since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all time please help me.
Your going through grief reaction, you will slowly come out of it. Try to be with others divert your mind, eat timely food and get good sleep. Avoid tobacco and alcohol.
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Financially very week that's for I am very depressed ,I am a 32 years a old person.

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
Financially very week that's for I am very depressed ,I am a 32 years a old person.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You are not alone. There are many people out there who are financially weak. They don't get depressed. Instead they live hapily with what ever is available. If you are financially weak, you should find solutions. If you fail in one attempt, try again and again unless you succeed. Being depressed is of no use. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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