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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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He is feeling depressed and always worries about his future and getting good marks he is not interactive and is always moody.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
He is feeling depressed and always worries about his future and getting good marks he is not interactive and is alway...
Take lycopodium 0/6 1 dose daily and then start taking cosmos 200 2 doses in a day for a week and then revert me back.
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When I am in stress then doing to much smoking then what reason behind this and how forgot this behave.

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 Prabhakar, this behavior is normal. Stress means body needs satisfaction. Nicotine enhances the brain chemicals which gives body satisfaction. Therefore, during stress people smoke, drink, bite nails etc. Take care.
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Hi I'm a 19 year old male and I'm suffering from canker sore, I know that it is mainly due to lack of water for me and sometimes I just forget to drink water at all due my concentration level I guess such as while playing games and doing interesting research or working on some project. Please tell me how to inculcate such a habit so that I never forget to drink water. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by making it a habit to carry water with you and drink every half hour Most canker sores clear on their own in one to two weeks. Treatments, if needed, include mouth rinses, pastes and medication..
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I was a marijuana user after using it for over 5 years I started experiencing strange things like hearing voices and felling that people are talking about me. I consulted a doc and he diagnosed with substance induced psychosis and prescribed me with medication however after taking these medicines for over 2.5 years im feeling better now. Some of the medicines which I take are sizdon pactine solian depakote. Now im off such symptoms however im not able to focus on a single job I lose it in the training itself I basically do not understand the training and will not be able to focus concentrate or understand things during training. I have swapped over 20 jobs just attending training pls give me a solution. And if I start smoking marijuana again will it affect my mental health?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I was a marijuana user after using it for over 5 years I started experiencing strange things like hearing voices and ...
The doctor who has been treating you seems to have done a very good job. Based on what you say, it seems like psychosis induced by Cannabis and persisting even after you have stopped cannabis. So, if you go back to cannabis again the old symptoms have high chances of recurrence. Regarding your inability to pursue job, after training. It needs to be addressed by psychosocial rehabilitation. Discuss with your psychiatrist about your aims, your mental capacity in pursuing job, etc. All the best.
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When I am going to sleep without my girlfriend, then I am feeling loneliness because my mind says to kiss my girlfriend but at reality I am sleeping without my girlfriend. When I am going to sleep without my girlfriend, I can't able to sleep. I had tried to sleep with a teddy bear imagining it's my girlfriend, and I am doing sex at 4: 00 a.m. With my teddy bear imagining its my girlfriend but it affects my studies because my peak concentration time is 4: 00 a.m. And instead of studying at 4: 00 a.m. ,I am doing sex with my teddy bear imagining it's my girlfriend. So this way it's affect my studies .so what other strategies can I do to sleep without my girlfriend and stay from loneliness?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Chandigarh
When I am going to sleep without my girlfriend, then I am feeling loneliness because my mind says to kiss my girlfrie...
Control over mind is key, distraction at your age is common ,plan your week/day /with divided goals of syllabus and promise with yourself to meet deadline to be focused on your studies ,if engrossed in studies totally ,you will be able to sleep ,remember whole life you can enjoy family life but currently focus only on your studies and carrier.
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6 Doable Ways to Control Your ANGER and Not Let it Control You!

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
6 Doable Ways to Control Your ANGER and Not Let it Control You!
6 Easy ways to not let your anger get the better of you

Although a natural emotion, anger needs to be managed at all times so that it doesn’t get out of control and cause problems in your life. Whether at home, work or in your relationships, uncontrolled anger can affect your general life quality. However, controlling your anger comes with the benefit of improving your overall health, while reducing stress levels.

Here are some of the ways that you could learn to gain control on your temper:

1. Practice deep breathing
Instead of allowing your anger to get out of control, every time you start feeling angry, get down to practicing some simple breathing techniques to calm your tense body and mind. Here’s what you should do when enraged:
- Take slow, but deep breaths to counteract the stress reaction that usually accompanies anger
- Slowly repeat a calming word or phrase, which could be “relax”, “take it easy” or “I am in control of my anger”
- Work on your muscles by tightening and then relaxing them

2. Count from 1 to 100 or 100 to 1
Counting numbers can prevent you from flying off the handle. It takes your mind away from the cause of your anger and prevents you from mulling over the situation. The act of counting also provides you with the time to delay the impulsive behaviour that often follows the emotion. You can even make this more effective by breathing in slowly and deeply whenever you start on a
new number.

3. Focus on the present
Whenever you’re angry, don’t look back at the past. By doing so, you may end up bringing past grievances into your present situation, while holding others responsible for feeling how and what you feel. Instead focus your attention on what you can do in the present to work out the issue.

4. Relax tight muscles
Another tip that can help you to cool down fast is a gentle massage of the areas of tension, which are usually the shoulders, neck and scalp. For the shoulders, simply rotate them to relax tight muscles. To release the tension that gets built up in your neck and head region, perform a simple scalp massage to improve blood circulation and consequently, relax your mind.

5. Listen to music
Listening to music can soothe frayed nerves and calm you down. It works by helping you to sieve through the feelings of anger and disappointment in a constructive manner.

6. Change of situation
Taking yourself away from the source of anger, whether it’s the place or the person concerned, is an anger management skill that you can use to calm yourself. To do this, you can either close your eyes and transport yourself to a quiet and peaceful place or simply walk away to let your anger fizzle out.

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I am in very depression because I lost someone very important to me please give me some advice.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am in very depression because I lost someone very important to me please give me some advice.
Losing someone close is a big loss and your state of mind is understandable. However you need to get over this and move on. This is going to take some time though. However if you feel your depressive thoughts are more than usual and it's getting difficult for you to go through this phase you can vouch a psychiatrist for help and counseling.
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I am engineering student. In exam time when I am prepare study of next day exam. When the condition I can't prepare of study before exam days or before. Then I get depress and so emotional when before exam time. Please try to understand I am belong from middle family and my no any friend, no any colony friend. So how to reduce my depression and emotion in exam time. Best method for study condition prepare about me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am engineering student. In exam time when I am prepare study of next day exam. When the condition I can't prepare o...
This is a set up for depression. You must study right through the year and and you will be successful. Also you may have the exam panic that makes it difficult to study. Meet a counselor and get some help in that region. Most learning by now is audio-visual. The hearing and remembering, and the seeing and remembering are going to be very important. Of this the visual has a clear advantage over the audio mode of learning. However, it is the combination, with the visual being the primary mode of learning, that will give you the best results. So concentration in these two modes and their development will give your children a distinct advantage over the others. The eye exercise is really very simple: have the child hold a ball-point pen and move it in all directions, up and done, and near and far, but never out of sight and without any movement of the head; the kid should focus visually on the point of the pen which will normally reflect a point of light even if the source of light is behind the pen. The movement must be slow and smooth. The person watching the kid must time him in the following format: first, with both eyes the child will focus on the point for one minute, then the person monitoring the test will inform the kid, ‘change’, then the kid should now block any one eye without pressing the eyeball. After one minute of this, ‘change’ will be told once again and the kid will have to block the other eye and focus on the point with the open eye. ‘Change’ will be said once more and the kid can open both eyes and watch the point of light for one more minute. The exercise stops at the end of four minutes. During the exercise no one should talk to the kid and the kid should not talk to anyone else, either. The ear exercise involves placing the kid seated in the central most part of the house, and he needs to be able to see a clock with a secondhand to it. Only one other person can do this exercise with him. When the kid is ready he will say, ‘start’ and the exercise begins. The one person doing the exercise with him will walk around the kid while initiating a dialogue with the kid. He will walk to all four extremities of the house while still maintaining a dialogue with the kid. When one minute is over the kid will block one ear still continuing the exercise. After one minute of this the kid will block the other ear and open the previous ear, while still continuing the conversation. After one minute of this the kid will open both ears and continue the dialogue. At the end of four minutes, the kid will announce, ‘stop’. The exercise is done but the kid should now recall verbatim, the entire conversation. This recall is assessed roughly on the following criteria: 80% marks for the recall of content, 10% for the same order it was spoken, and 10% for the same language that was used. No interpretation is allowed. So you may give a complete score of 62%, for example, without breaking down the actual percentages obtained under each criterion. There should be no argument as to why these marks were given, and there should be no time given for ‘trying’ to recall. Some rules to follow when doing the exercise: keep it simple, talk slowly, and the topic must be thematic. Anyone of the two participants may start a topic. Both these exercises must be done at least four times a day, with a minimum gap of 30 minutes between each set of ear and eye exercise. This must be done every day without missing any for 10 weeks. If even one day is missed, you have to start the whole exercise all over again for 10 weeks. The scores must be recorded to see progress. If there is any emergency, it can be done at least twice of that day but the next day the four times a day must be resumed. The kid should not be helped to remember with any clues or hints. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: 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 junk food.
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I am 28 yr women. I have a 8 yr old daughter. My husband always fight with me and my daughter's behavior also changed what can I do?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Go for couple counselling. Discuss your issues with eacb other. Go for outing on holiday. Have good physical relation.
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Elevated PSA I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed and worried. My urologist has recommend I have a biopsy. I have been reading and go ogling about prostate cancer and biopsies. The more I read and learn, the more confused I get. I am 50- to get a.

MS-General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Elevated PSA
I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed a...
Your reading is no substitute for doctors' knowledge and experience. Stop reading and get biopsy done as advised by your urologist. Raised psa is a dangerous sign. Don't ignore it. It could be cancer. Luckily, prostate cancer is a curable disease if detected in time.
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I have fever for over two days. I have headache, and body pain. What are the medicines suggest for me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have fever for over two days. I have headache, and body pain. What are the medicines suggest for me?
First of all you should take rest for 1-2 days so that your body can fight with underlying infection with its full immunity and start the below medication:- take gelesemium 200, twice daily. Take eupatrium perf 200, 5 drops thrice daily. Take antifebrinum 3x, 2 tabs, thrice daily. Take alfavena malt, 1 tsf, thrice daily. Drink lots of water and take light homemade food like dalia and khichdi, avoid oily, spicy, fried, junk and cold drinks. If fever does not goes then go for a set of blood tests. Revert me with feedback. Take care of your health. Good day.
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I am 25 yrs old and a student of gu. Sir can u suggest a medicine for improving my memory.

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 , I can understand. You are just 25 and I just don' t see any impending problem to your memory. Please introspect. If you can recall the story of a popular movie you last seen, or if you can remember the names of your favorite friends, or if you can remember what you ate for yesterday' s break fast and dinner, possibly you do not have any memory problems. If you feel memory problems in your education, then the problem lies in your interest to the subject and the way you study. If you get bored while studying, naturally, you understand nothing, thereby no recollection. After going through the above two paragraphs, you please introspect, and come back if you still want to clarify something. Take care.
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Stress Management

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Stress Management

Stress is a state if physical and mental tension caused by certain external or internal factors in a person's life.Main goal of stress management is relaxation and rest.hence one must engage in activities that relax oneself.Yoga Meditation Sharing with others are some of the effective ways of coping with stress 

Doctor please help me to get out of my dysmorphic disorder day by day m getting depressed smtime I can face people I stays at home jus to hide myself I beg you please help me bcz here near to me there are no as much qualified doctor they do not know the exact treatment so please I beg you please help me to get out of this my face changes day by day.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Doctor please help me to get out of my dysmorphic disorder day by day m getting depressed smtime I can face people I ...
Respected Sir, Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a perfectly treatable condition and I would ask you to relax and make sure you see a psychiatrist who can give you the necessary help. If you have already tried any form of pschotherapy and it has not been successful, there are still medicines that you can take which will help you with your problem. It will take 3-6 months, but it is perfectly treatable and I am sure that the associated depression would also clear once the underlying disorder is treated. The psychotherapy of choice would be Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but with your associated depressive symptoms, I would suggest that you might need medicines which can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist. I am aware of various psychiatrists based in jalandhar whom you contact for the same or it can be done online but not via this platform as the rules of answering open questions explicitly state that I am not allowed to prescribe any medicines.
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Hi. I am taking clonazepam .5 mg in morning and .5 mg in the evening. Sometimes I break it in half .25 mg twice a day. I want to taper off the clonazepam so I saw a NaturalCare Anxiety Relief Homeopathic product is it ok to take it and when should I take it during the day. Thanks.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi. I am taking clonazepam .5 mg in morning and .5 mg in the evening. Sometimes I break it in half .25 mg twice a day...
Dear Brinda, It is a good decision to taper off clonazepam. If you have started taking it for relief from anxiety, please practice few relaxation techniques. In that way, you can keep your anxiety to an optimum level to function properly.
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I am 33 and I am having frequent headache and stress of my business and my memory is also very low now I forget all the things very quickly please recommend that should I do.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am 33 and I am having frequent headache and stress of my business and my memory is also very low now I forget all t...
Having frequent headaches and impaired memory problems are sign of burnout and stress. This commonly results in tension type of headaches and cognitive dysfunctions. Learn relaxation responses. Start with practising relaxation exercises like yoga, meditation, breathing exercises etc. For a definite solution and quicker relief you may consult a psychiatrist personally, online if you prefer. You may contact me online for any further queries and treatment.
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I dnt know how to describe myself but I have this peculiar problem like mood swings. I feel happy on small things and depress on the same. Al make friends easily lost them easily. Sometime confuse and can't make decisions. Switching career. After deciding then al regret it. I am not stable. So this behaviour has cost me a lot. I am 30 year old male. Still not sure about my future please help me..

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I dnt know how to describe myself but I have this peculiar problem like mood swings. I feel happy  on small things an...
As you accept mood swings on minor issues, making unwise decisions and then repenting later on, difficulty in maintaining long term relationship, these all poinys towards possibilty of borderline personality traits. You need complete assessment by a psychiatrist/ psychologist, before tailoring a therapy for you.
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I am a chain smoker but I don't face problems like suffocation, chest pain etc etc. But before the beginning of winter I have this problem. Specially just after I wake up in the morning. Why is this happening? What is the solution? I want to quit smoking. But I don't have that will power. Is there any medicine present which can help me?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Smoking is injurious for health you must know ,why? ●It ,blocks & damages your air pipe, including lungs. Causing lungs cancer, copd,diminishing its capacity to retain oxygen.  ●  It, increases cholesterol level, threatening to heart- not only that, people around you ,will be sufferer of the same hazards for no fault of their own, U, being the victim of breathing disorder, Asthma,gastric disorder, diseases of eyes, palpitation of heart with anaemia, lack of concentration. Irritation with anguish temperament. Loss of weight, insomnia,will ruin yours as well as your spouse & children's 'future.  ● It's advisable to get rid of this killing agent, as soon as possible for the betterment of d entire family, nears & dears, around U  ●Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance essential to upkeep ,repair & energise the body.    ●Don't skip your meal, rather, it should b easily digestible on time.  ● Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to inhale plenty of Oxygen to restore the flexibility of lungs to increase its tidal volume, nourishing the whole body of yours including heart and brain.  In winter the tidal volume of lungs falls down resulting in suffocation. ●Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,almonds, walnuts,spinach, papaya,banana, milk,fish, chicken soup .●   Tk homoeo medicine ,gentle. & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ Caladeum 20-6 pills, thrice a day. ●  Avoid, caffiene, alcohol,junk-food, alcohol. Stay fit & fine, your family is awaiting your arrival. ○Your feedback matters to me for your further, follow up, please.
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Hi to everyone Can you tell me please how can I stop my habit of mobile I always haves mobile I know it is bad but I can't stop it Please help me.

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 to everyone
Can you tell me please how can I stop my habit of mobile
I always haves mobile
I know it is bad but I ...
mobile addiction etc comes under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social or financial well-being. Behavior addiction needs to be curbed or controlled using your own self will power. Diverting your mind and body away from the circumstances which compels you for the addictive habit, with the help of physical exercises, games, entertainment etc can help you. Never sleep alone. Be always with your family even at night etc are some other tips. Willpower is the key always. Behavioral therapy also works well. Take care.
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