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Dr. Shuba Charles  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Shuba Charles

Psychiatrist, Chennai

2000 at clinic
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 20 years old. I am male. I read in b. A 2nd year. Now few day's latter my exam will be started. So I am reading very hardly. But when I close my books for sleeping my headache was started. I gave two days sariDon. But no relief. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I am 20 years old. I am male. I read in b. A 2nd year. Now few day's latter my exam will be started. So I am reading ...
Get your vision checked for refractive errors. Headache occurring after studies can be due to visual problems. Wear spectacles according to your vision and your problem will resolve. If still headache persists consult again.
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I never felt happy through out my life. No feelings for food, no materialistic wish, no fear from death. I mean not much feeling for anyone. One doctor said 10 years back that it is a childhood depression. I admit I had anon attachable parents specially father always busy in his happiness outside home and hated me. At this age is of me is there any solution? Practical one and how long?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I never felt happy through out my life. No feelings for food, no materialistic wish, no fear from death. I mean not m...
Hello lybrate-user ji you can opt for a good counselling which will help you to release your stress, see life is very beautiful n relations are important so spent good quality time with your wife, children's so that you n your family members can feel good. So its upto you, enjoy yourself n feel good. U can ask for further information.
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I do not know weather its a problem or not, but I think that I think a lot. I'm always tensed about something or the other. Even if the problem is not related to me I get tense about it. Please help me to sort this out.

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
I do not know weather its a problem or not, but I think that I think a lot. I'm always tensed about something or the ...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always ends up in negative territory. Over thinking leads to obsession, self talking and laziness. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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What should I do for a baby who has a dyslexia problem? Please suggest me a treatment.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Now a days there are many ways to deal dyslexia. (1) first, we have to confirm its dyslexia, because sometimes at this age it is normal that some children may be slow to pick up but later they caught up. (2) if confirmed that the child has dyslexia then you can go for learning disability certificate. (3) then you can go for remedial teaching which takes care of such children.
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Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest.
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I working in ac last 1 years I am suffering from body pain any time,please suggested its relive.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I working in ac last 1 years I am suffering from body pain any time,please suggested its relive.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg 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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My kid crying to go school she always complaints teacher scolding and beating actually nothing was happening there. How to deal her she was single no other child in our premises or relatives at her age. She keeps silent plays alone how to deal her. Even in school she plays at her own.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
She clearly does not like school. It is best to talk to the teachers and ask them to give her small responsibilities and chores to do in school. If they give her positive attention when she performs these activities she will feel productive. Gradually she may be asked to do some activities with other children and thus increase her involvement with her fellow students. At home make it a point to discuss school with a lot of interest, and her actions during school. There are so many things to talk about: her studies, friends, teachers, school, classroom, some parents, lunchtime, sports, games, pe classes, music, craft, bands, etc. Once you and your wife show interest in her activities at school, she will feel good and want to impress you over a period of time. Sometimes you may have to feign ignorance with certain topics and subjects, as though she knows more than you. Invite some of her friends over for tea or a party; alternatively you can go with her to meet some of her school friends even if you have to travel a good distance. Never let her be alone at least at home and definitely with some support from her teachers this can be implemented even in school. Over a period of time she will respond to these suggestions positively and your problems will all be over and so will hers.
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Hi doctor im 28 years old male I do have sleep disorder from the past 6 years and I have not take serious action but now I feel anxiety over stress and can not able to sleep and my brain can not shut while sleep it goes on thinking unwanted thinking please help me to fix this problems.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor im 28 years old male I do have sleep disorder from the past 6 years and I have not take serious action but ...
In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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1- Chionanthus Virginica (mother tincture) 2- Glonoinum Kindly provide me information of the above mentioned medicines. And kindly tell me medicine for depression also. Regards.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
1- Chionanthus Virginica (mother tincture)
2- Glonoinum
Kindly provide me information of the above mentioned medicine...
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 Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This remedy will be helpful.
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Hi, I Am having very much fear and hesitation, How to remove fear and hesitation. Please reply me as early as possible.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Hi,
I Am having very much fear and hesitation, How to remove fear and hesitation. Please reply me as early as possible.
List out the situations, things, persons, activities etc. That cause you fear and hesitation. Try to do/approach them to the level you can tolerate. Next time expand your limit to your further tolerance level, and so on. If you are unable to do it yourself, I can help you through further consultations.
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How can improve my memory. I forget something sometimes that's very dangerous situation. Please suggest me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicines----------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ------- report after 30 days-----------------
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Respected doctor. I have heard that people breathing can help in reducing anxiety and keeping mind calm. Is it true? If yes please guide what is proper breathing. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Respected doctor. I have heard that people breathing can help in reducing anxiety and keeping mind calm. Is it true? ...
Yes you can do breathing exercise and also meditaion to keep yourself calm The Stimulating Breath (also called the Bellows Breath) The Stimulating Breath is adapted from yogic breathing techniques. Its aim is to raise vital energy and increase alertness. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise. Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle. Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try. Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute. If done properly, you may feel invigorated, comparable to the heightened awareness you feel after a good workout. You should feel the effort at the back of the neck, the diaphragm, the chest and the abdomen. Try this diaphragmatic breathing exercise the next time you need an energy boost and feel yourself reaching for a cup of coffee.
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If I watch gorgeous girl, I'm getting nude thoughts, how to control, till marriage.

MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Karnal
If I watch gorgeous girl, I'm getting nude thoughts, how to control, till marriage.
It's normal. You should not try to control. If we try to restrict something it will make more pressure on us. So be calm.
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Dear doctor please help me to figure out whether I am suffering from depression or anxiety. I can't focus on my work due to work pressure and and I can't sleep at night. Please help me with this and what am I suffering from. Should I take any medication or just calm myself.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear doctor please help me to figure out whether I am suffering from depression or anxiety. I can't focus on my work ...
Dear Anup, Both depression and anxiety occur together. So you need not bother about this or that. i wish you could calm yourself. If so, no need of any medication. If you can not, go in for medication without further suffering.
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I had chewing tobacco and smoking habit even drinking but occasionally I want to quit tobacco but I fail every time I try I fear of cancer what should I do and who can diagnose my mouth to check whether there is any sort of pre cancer symptoms.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Do you know why some people accomplish more and generally are much happier in their lives?

The field of positive psychology explains this. Research says, one of the signature strengths that such people have is" gratitude. Gratitude makes them take better care of themselves physically and mentally. It also makes people engage in more proactive and healthy way. It promotes the motivation for exercise, healthy diet and willingness to wriggle out of any negative situations in life. It helps boost your immune system. Since it makes you more optimistic and alert, you cope better with stress and feel healthier.

How to have an attitude of gratitude?

1) be mindful of what you have - being thankful for very small things actually bring a great amount of joy. Have gratitude for small things like sunlight, rain, flowers, a cup of tea, a caring spouse, a child's laughter. It gives us the resilience to cope with tougher situations.

2) keep a gratitude journal - every night before going to bed, write down" what was the best thing that happened to you that day. It fosters better sleep and a sense of well being and satisfaction.

3) reframe challenging situations - it's not the situation but our perception of the situation that makes it challenging. You can reframe your reactions and respond by saying that" I may have a very demanding boss, but I have become more organized, patient. It will help you to attend to your work and be cheerful.

4) practice saying thank you - it's very simple. When you buy a bus ticket, just smile and say'thank you. Feel the first raindrops on your face and smile in gratitude for all the life it brings.

5) focus your attention outwards - according to emmons, a us psychology professor, people who are more aware of the positives in their lives tend to focus their attention outside of themselves. They feel complete, satisfied and fulfilled in their lives and are capable of helping the less fortunate ones.

If you have any questions, please click on" consult privately.
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Hi doctor m 32 years old. I got married in March 2016. M trying for baby from last 2 months but not able to conceive don't understand why. I n my husband both have B positive blood group, does it creates any problems in conceiving. N on my menstrual day I have very light bleeding but before marriage it comes normally n remain for 3-5 days. M in great stress not able to understand what is happening with me. Kindly help us doctor.

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Hi doctor m 32 years old. I got married in March 2016. M trying for baby from last 2 months but not able to conceive ...
Hello, having similar bld grps does not cause any probleems in pregnancy. The chance of you conceiving per cycle is about 20-30% even if everything is normal, so do not stress out. Make sure you do not put on any weight. If you do not conceive in another 6 months or so you cud see a gynaec who cud then run some tests.
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Hello doctor. my mother 78 years old suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) since last 4 years.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
This is quite a late age to start ocd. This may require further evaluation to rule out a neurological disorder like dementia and require investigations. An mri and few blood investigations may need to be done and accordingly medications need to be prescribed.
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Hi, I have my placements in 2 months and I have a very good cgpa. I however don't feel like studying at all nowadays and I am get distracted easily. I don't want to live anymore. I don't feel motivated with my life.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1.Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2.Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3.Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor. ***********simultaneously, do consult a psychologist side by side*******
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M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician,
"Nightcaps (Drinking alcohol before bed) give you the worst sleep ever!

Any alcoholic beverage (generally brandy, wine, beer, bourbon etc) consumed before bedtime is known as a nightcap. You may have a nightcap thinking you’ll get better sleep, but did you know that it’s actually responsible for giving you a disrupted sleep pattern? Nightcaps may gradually start interfering with your sleeping quality, causing you to wake up sooner than you want.

How do nightcaps adversely affect your sleeping pattern?

Recently, a study conducted by the University of Melbourne revealed the fact that alcohol before bedtime can give you the worst sleep ever. In this study, several volunteering adults were neurologically monitored in a lab for a few days. Half of them were asked to have nightcaps, while the other half was instructed to drink non-alcoholic beverages. After completing their observation, the researchers reached the conclusion that though alcohol resulted in greater number of sleeping hours, it left the participants feeling dehydrated and less refreshed in the morning due to fragmented sleep. This is because the sleep induced by nightcaps is very shallow, and having nightcaps regularly can result in less restorative sleep.

The side-effects of nightcaps

Ruining your sleep is not the only ill effect nightcaps have on your health. Nightcaps give rise to other issues too, like snoring and night sweats. Moreover, consuming alcohol before falling asleep also weakens your immune system, damages your memory, speeds up the ageing process, results in nightmares, and causes headaches and insomnia. In fact, regular nightcaps are bad for your heart too.

4 ways how you can prevent alcohol from affecting your sleep pattern

Nonetheless, if you want to include a bit of alcohol to your dinner, it can be done in the correct way to ensure that it doesn’t affect the quality of your sleep. You can follow these simple rules to minimise the ill effects of nightcaps:

1. Stick to the three hour rule: Ensure that you drink alcohol at least 3 hours prior to sleeping.

2. Limit yourself to a fixed amount: Always consume alcoholic beverages in moderation and try to limit yourself to only one or two drinks every day.

3. Sleep early: Try to avoid staying awake longer than you usually do as this adds up to alcohol’s abilities of disturbing your sleep.

4. Increase your water intake: Prevent your body from getting dehydrated by the effect of alcohol by consuming at least one glass of water for each glass of alcohol. Additionally, don’t forget to sip a few glasses of water after waking up in the morning.

Sleep is important for your overall well being, so try not to compromise with it by consuming nightcaps regularly, especially after knowing about its devastating effects.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

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