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Dr. Shuba Charles  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Shuba Charles

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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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Have very low energy levels. Don't know why. I had been the fastest athlete at school and still would be faster than most of the people around. However, I don't feel excited about anything. Feel low and drained for most of the time. Have gastric issues with irregular bowel movements. Tried exercising for a week but that didn't help but leaded to further fatigue. I tend to get irritated very soon and can feel irritation in my gut when feeling irritated. I struggle with responding spontaneously but can produce best of responses given time. Lack of spontaneity adversely impacts both at home and at work as well. Please suggest some remedy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Have very low energy levels. Don't know why. I had been the fastest athlete at school and still would be faster than ...
You need to explain about the psychiatric hospitalization that you mention. What was that for? From your description it sounds like you are into a depression. Your past glories are no consequence right now. What you are doing to yourself is important: to me it appears that a lot of your health problems are psychosomatic in nature and may present real medical complications and will demand medical intervention too. Please meet with a counselor and work on your emotions, particularly anger. Your expectations on yourself may be a wee bit high too. You should consume a lot of pro-biotic foods to stabilize your stomach. Then gradually you can introduce other healthy items into your diet and return your health to what it was before. Exercise is very important but you have to build on it developmentally. I am all for your exercise but when you are ready for it. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. I wish you were more specific about the hospitalization to help you better.
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I am 35 years old and I have gastric problem and get early tired and low stamina and forget things. Please help.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 35 years old and I have gastric problem and get early tired and low stamina and forget things. Please help.
Please look into your daily routine- are you eating at the right time? hope you're not keeping hungry for long and then eating a lot? exercise helps to keep a check on your digestion and metabolism- so exercise regularly. Have lots of water and avoid having tea and/ or coffe on empty stomach. When you don't have time for proper meals, avoid snacking on junk food, have friuts instead. For forgetfulness- maintain a list of things you have to do - that will help you be more organizped.
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One year and two month old baby is not speaking yet , only aaaa & un un speaking Pls suggest.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
One year and two month old baby is not speaking yet , only aaaa & un un speaking
Pls suggest.
Kids by the age of 12-15 months should have a wide range of speech sounds in their babbling (like p, b, m, d, or n), begin to imitate and approximate sounds and words modeled by family members, and typically say one or more words (not including" mama" and" dada") spontaneously. You can do speech therapy exercise. For few months. And constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result.
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I have short time memory power I forgot everything with in the short period of time so please suggest me how can I increase my memory power?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably distracted by some developments in your life right now. Stress is a memory buster and can make it very difficult to remember if it is not dealt with immediately. Please do some of the following to sort out the situation you are in now: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 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.
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My girlfriend use to eat black board chalks and when I asked her she said that she knows that it is not good for health but she can't stop herself as she said tell me what happened to her and how she can be treated she is suffering from PICA Tell me how to treat her.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My girlfriend use to eat black board chalks and when I asked her she said that she knows that it is not good for heal...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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I am 20 years old. I have lack of concentration in my studies. How could I overcome this problem?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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Dear doctor Is chronic anxiety the next stage of stress? Is the anxiety very stressful?

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
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Is chronic anxiety the next stage of stress? Is the anxiety very stressful?
Dear lybrate user anxiety can be reaction to stress. It's natural to feel anxious when we are in stressful situation. Our body has capacity to deal with challenging situations like stress. But when we feel that we have used all pur resources to fight with it then our body start developing symptoms like tension, worry, anxiety, depression etc. So it's important to keep ourselves mentally healthy too. Our brain too need good mentally healthy diet. Take care.
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Sir I had a habit of smoking and I had stopped that and I am facing some headache problems can you please help for that ?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Sir I had a habit of smoking and I had stopped that and I am facing some headache problems can you please help for th...
Thats extremely strong wiled of you to stop smoking. Hold it like that for 2years and you would have been cured of smoking addiction for life. Yes small psychological and somatic symptoms are common initially and these will also go in a short time. Be motivated. Keep it up.
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I have mood swings. A minute ago I would be happy and then Sad thinking about my studies and pressure. What should i do to cure?

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Psychiatrist, Noida
I have mood swings. A minute ago I would be happy and then Sad thinking about my studies and pressure. What should i ...
U should concentrate on ur studies more,make a time table and follow that..make targets for ur studies daily..
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Sir I am very much depressed due to a scene that happened with me some years ago please help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sir I am very much depressed due to a scene that happened with me some years ago please help me.
Dear Hardik, Unless you come out in detail about the scene and the effect of depression on your life, i may not able to help you. If you feel uncomfortable come on private consultation.
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My cousin was a 16 and he was Mistakenly go in a wrong path he was addicted to porn addiction and he used to do hand job regularly his parents and I was very worried about his character and how to help him from stopping to porn addiction and how to stop hand job.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My cousin was a 16 and he was Mistakenly go in a wrong path he was addicted to porn addiction and he used to do hand ...
Masturbation is not only a sexual activity, it is pleasurable and stress relieving. At his age probably your cousin maybe facing some stressful situations related to his academics and performance in other school activities- look into his other interests and help him have some goals in life. Help him with sports and studies, his addiction should end.
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Sir, I am a teenager. I am irritating with backpain (At the end of spinal cord). But I have a bad habit. I masturbates daily. Is it the cause of my backpain. I am very tensed. Will it affect my future.Please tell.

M.A. Counseling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Sir, I am a teenager. I am irritating with backpain (At the end of spinal cord). But I have a bad habit. I masturbate...
Hello, masturbation is a healthy way to release one's sexual tension. Engage in masturbation only & when you are sexually aroused. However, masturbation has no evidence of causing back pains. Maybe your posture or change in routine might be affecting your lower back.
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I am 20 years old female I always feel depressed becoz my parents always compare me with my siblings as they are more good in studies than me. Wat can I do I also try to work hard but I m nt as gud as them. Bcoz of this reason I have develop hate like feeling towards my family and I always feel angry so kindly help me.

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
I am 20 years old female I always feel depressed becoz my parents always compare me with my siblings as they are more...
Hi lybrate-user it could be depression. We cannot compare two persons. Everyone is unique. Everyone has few positive and negative aspects. Try to focus on your positive aspects, do some regular physical activity. Revert back to me in 15 days.
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Sir mai jab bee sunlight mai ratha hu tu mara sarer me pain hota hai asa lagta hai ke koi sui chub rahe ho.

MBBS
General Physician,
Sir mai  jab bee sunlight mai  ratha hu tu mara sarer me  pain hota hai  asa lagta hai  ke koi sui chub rahe ho.
You are allergic to sunrays so you should avoid exposure to sunrays asvfarvas possible and you should use sunglasses when exposed to sun rays. Take a tablet of cetrezine as and when required. Have plenty of! water by mouth apply suncream to exposed parts of the body when you go out.
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Helo, I am 23 years old. I have my back pain to much and also when I head down spinal gets paining. I also have severe headache frequently which is very much painful. This is causing me a huge problem in studies as I can not sit for several hours. Please help.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Yamunanagar
Helo,
I am 23 years old. I have my back pain to much and also when I head down spinal gets paining. I also have sever...
Xray of whole spine should be done to know why it is happened. Check your position of sitting & lying. Do some exercise in morning.
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I want to know how a person can be treated who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease? What is Alzheimer's disease?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jalandhar
Brain cell start dying. Memory and personality deteriorates. Medicines are available but can't cure, only stabilise patient.
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Early Signs You Might Develop a Mental Disorder Later in Life

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Early Signs You Might Develop a Mental Disorder Later in Life

Warning Signs of Mental Illness

The mind or the brain is the master computer, the site of our consciousness, thoughts and memories. We often tend to think of our mind as a separate entity, but the mind and the body are linked and just like our body, the mind too is susceptible to illnesses. The idea of mental illness makes us feel vulnerable and helpless and we dismiss the possibility of mental illness as something that “will not happen to me” or “is in my control”. But like all other illnesses, mental disorders too, are ultimately not in our control. More importantly, they are readily treatable with medications and therapy.

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions/disorders that affect our mood, thinking and behavior. They include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, alcohol/drugs abuse and many others. All of us feel sad, anxious, stressed and have occasional sleepless nights. So when does a mental health concern become a problem? When the signs and symptoms persist and affect our regular day-to-day activities, it’s probably time to seek help.

Awareness is the first step to treatment. Learning about the signs and symptoms will allow you to seek help early and get back to a healthy and happy life.
 

If several of the following symptoms are recurring, it is advisable to consult a mental health professional.

1. Withdrawal: Recent social withdrawal and lack of interest in others are a common sign that you may have a problem in hand.

2. Drop in functioning: There is a sudden unusual drop in functioning at school, work or other social activities such as withdrawing from sports, failing in school or difficulty in performing ordinary tasks.

3. The problem with thinking: You face complications with concentration, memory or rational thoughts and speech that are hard to explain.

4. Increased sensitivity: There is a heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or physical contact and a tendency to avoid stimulating situations.

5. Apathy: There is a loss of desire or initiative to participate in any social activity.

6. Feeling disconnected: You experience a vague feeling of detachment from yourself or your surrounding and a sense of unreality encircles you (paranoia or hallucinations).

7. Illogical thinking: You have an exaggerated belief about your personal powers to understand meanings or influence events. You suffer from irrational or magical thinking, typical of childhood in an adult.

8. Nervousness: You have a feeling of fear, you are skeptical of others or have a strong nervous feeling.

9. Sleep or appetite changes: You experience sleep disorders, significant tiredness and appetite changes and even decline in personal care.

10. Mood swings: There are rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings ranging from excessive anger; hostility or violence to suicidal thoughts.

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My wife is suffering from OCD for last 20 years, but now her action is not acceptable. Makes me feel angry and I loose my temper. Request suggestion.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment may not cure the symptoms totally, but it can definatly help you bring her symptoms under control so it won't disturb both hers and yours daily life. Some people may need treatment for the rest of their lives. The two main treatments for ocd are psychotherapy and medications. Often, treatment is most effective with a combination of these. Exposure and response prevention (erp) therapy is one of the most effective treatment. This therapy involves gradually exposing you to your fear and having you learn healthy ways to cope with your anxiety. Exposure therapy takes effort and practice, but you may enjoy a better quality of life once you learn to manage your obsessions and compulsions. Therapy may take place in individual, family or group sessions. Please consult someone to decide your treatment modality. Apart from that, you might think getting help managing your response to her behavior and learn some ways to manage your own stress which might fuel the situation if not managed properly. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I write this for my daughter. She is 23 years old and studying m. Tech staying in a hostel. Her problem is anxiety and fear. Exam, interview or any project matters comes up, her hearts start beating, no sleep, anxiety what not all. However, she is good in studies. In one of the interviews, she performed well in aptitude test but on face to face interview, she could'not utter a single word because no sound was coming out, whole body and hands were shivering etc. Other problem is she wants perfectness in all matters. When she hears about project work, her hearts starts beating till the work is over. Any medicine to overcome this unwanted fear and face the interviews etc. Like other students. Please assist.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I write this for my daughter. She is 23 years old and studying m. Tech staying in a hostel. Her problem is anxiety an...
This is all stress and worries of life. She is having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask her to read this. 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 me.
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I take Tricyclic Antidepressants medicine for anxiety disorder. i take this 15 days then i discontinue then again i started . is there any problem ?

M.Sc. - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I take Tricyclic Antidepressants medicine for anxiety disorder. i take this 15 days  then i discontinue then again i ...
Whenever you want to discontinue medication, have a consultation with your treating doctor who knows all your records. It is not gonna give you big deal, when discontinuing, the symptoms which settled with that 15 days of duration restarts again and continuing medications further will take longer time for the symptoms to get settled. Do not forget to have opinion from your treating doctor.
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