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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 has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 37 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Since last few days I suffer from mental sickness I cannot work properly and feeling depressed. What should I do? please guide me.

Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Immediately consult a psychiatrist, go for morning walk, evening walk, write down your negative thoughts in a diary, talk to someone who is close to you, share things.
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Homeopathic Treatment for Students Suffering From Examination Phobia and Weak Memory

Homeopath, Jaipur
Homeopathic Treatment for Students Suffering From Examination Phobia and Weak Memory

Exams are really tough times for most students irrespective of the level of their preparation. It is natural to get anxious before and during the exam time. Anxiety is a natural state in which people are either uneasy or fearful, depending on the situation that is making them anxious.

Generally, students suffer from anxiety and fear when exam time approaches:

  1. Forms of ailment: Depending on the medical studies conducted throughout the world, anxiety is divided into the following types: 
  2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder usually feel nervous and anxious. They even experience fear in conducting routine tasks and worry a lot about the same. Students suffering from this anxiety tend to worry a lot during exam time even after knowing that they are fully prepared to take the exam. Usually, the sufferers here are unable to control their worrying.
  3. Phobias: Phobia refers to the feeling of excessive fear for any particular thing or object or action. Phobia clearly interferes with the normal functioning of the individual and causes the sudden flow of adrenaline through his or her body. People suffering from any kind of phobia tend to avoid the cause or reason for their fear. Students mostly suffer from social phobias when it comes to exams and their performance. 
  4. Panic Disorder: Panic Disorders are characterized by quick and intense fear. People suffering from this kind of anxiety disorder are prone to experience panic attacks - the situation that involves periods of intense fear and discomfort along with rapid heartbeat, nausea, shortness of breath and dizziness. Panic Disorder causes its sufferers to develop the anxiety of having panic attacks which further increases the problem.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: People suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder usually feel compelled to act in a certain way which doesn't appear normal to others. The kind of obsessions people feel due to this ailment include checking if a door is locked repeatedly or washing hands again and again, and so on.

Students usually suffer from generic anxiety disorders before and during the exam. An apt amount of anxiety leads to great results as it makes the person serious about his or her goals and focus on the same.

Anxiety is something that everyone suffers from at one or the other point in their life. The levels of suffering can be different from person to person. The major symptoms of anxiety are listed below: 

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Dizziness and unsteadiness
  3. Trembling or shaking
  4. Heart palpitations
  5. Choking
  6. Sweating
  7. Numbness
  8. Hot flushes or chills
  9. Fear of going out of control
  10. Nausea and abdominal distress

Homoeopathy provides amazing treatment in the form of drugs for anxiety and phobia. There are multiple drugs in Homoeopathy for treating anxiety, some of which are listed below. Students can go for any of them and get rid of the exam fear so that they can perform well in their exams: 

  1. Aconitum Napellus
  2. Arsenicum Album
  3. Argentum Nitricum
  4. Gelsemium
  5. Ignatia Amara
  6. Lycopodium
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I am 64 years . What to do to improve memory as sometime cannot remember what was told earlier. Regards.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is probably related to age and much change cannot be expected 7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I'm 16 years old. I think I might have depression. I lost myself. I started feeling alone from when I was 12 cause my parents used to never talk to me about me. Now my mood swings and my mind fluctuates. I eat a lot of junk food. I'm sleeping more than I usually do. I totally lost concentration in studies. I imagine a lot. I'm stuck with this mind. I have not gone to any doctor. 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
You are disappointed, not depressed. Nobody is yours. You are alone. To live in this world, you need to be positive. You should have an aim. Internal motivation to succeed. If you do not have that motivation, you need to cultivate it. Nobody can help you except YOU.
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My wife is 33 year old & difficulty in speaking & walking due to psychiatric disorder. Please give good advise & medicine.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Could you send me full details of your wife's illness, like when it started, any major cause for not speaking and walking etc.
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Hello sir/Mem I was suffering from anxiety disorder, doctor gave me pexep tablet for 3 months. I am OK now. Doctor told me that it will not happen Again to me. And he told me for breathing exercises and no late night sleep, that is I am doing since 4 months regularly. My question is that would n't this problem happen again to me? What precautions should I follow so that It should not happen to me again? And what yogasun should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
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I was suffering from anxiety disorder, doctor gave me pexep tablet for 3 months. I am OK now. Doctor to...
I doubt that any doctor states that it will never happen again. It is impossible to state or believe in this. Yes it will improve and that period may be long. Don't worry. It's the present that you live in. Improvement and preoccupation with other issues is impossible. Regards
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Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Mindfulness is a proven stress reliving strategy.
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I'm a girl 22 year old. Student.I don't know whether I'm depressed tensed or its anxiety. I ve issues regarding my studies. And I'm very much tensed about it. I don't know to whom I should be talking.

Psychologist, Delhi
I'm a girl 22 year old. Student.I don't know whether I'm depressed tensed or its anxiety. I ve issues regarding my st...
Dear lybrate user lybrate-user in this competitive world its most common among youngsters eveytime different type of pressure is building don't worry you just need counselling and will find the way. Involve yourself in different type of activities make some friends things will change. If you need counselling help I am always here to help, take care.
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Sir i am student but i love a girl and everyday i am thinking about that girl only. i cannot concentrate on my studies. What should i do? Please advise.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Sir i am student but i love a girl and everyday i am thinking about that girl only. i cannot concentrate on my studie...
Try to strike a balance between both. Have a goal in your mind and divide it into daily achievable goals. Meet the girl less often. Don't mix the two as you will not be able to enjoy anything. You can get more tips from me. Please click on private chat if you have any questions.
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I am 26 yr old single male. I m still unemployed. I am in very stress and depressed in my life. My body weight increasing continously. I tried to work out early in morning but cant do it consistently because of depression. I think lots of think. In last few months I feel very bad and negative about my life. I want to comeout this situation but I still dont know what to do. I have to pay bank loan either. Every month we got notice. My family is not in such condition to pay. Sometime I used to cry alone in midnight. I feel that I m alone. I know life is not so tuff but I cant see any hope. Please help me to come out this stress.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Scott m peck in his book? the road less travelled, begins with a three word statement. It stands alone like a one-line paragraph and it reads? life is difficult. Then he suggests that we should not attempt to change this fact but that we should change ourselves to approach this situation by, discipline. Now even if you are depressed, do not give in to it. In fact I always recommend that this is the only condition that you must fight by doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. You must exercise vigorously to counter the depression. Exercise is the best holistic medicine for almost all diseases. Perseverance is the key to getting a job. I hope you have registered with all the online and other placement agencies to widen the scope of getting a job. You must cultivate hope and those who are positive attract positive forces and events towards themselves. I hope you have faith in god because ultimately he is the one who is in command. Pray and keep the faith and surely things will suddenly turn around. In hope there is health but in despair there is failure and loss. You can meet with a counselor to generate hope and cultivate hope.
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I want to give up smoking. Can't do it without help. What do you suggest/advise. I have been smoking for forty years. I had a very bad cough this winter and decided that I must give up.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
It is good that you are keeping physically active. What you now need to focus on is to come up with the strategies that will help you with the craving. For example, what would help you to distract your mind from smoking. If you like tea or coffee you may decide to grab one instead of a cigarette. Or perhaps keeping a chewing gum or candy and grab one instead. I would also suggest that exam might be a stressful time so do not try quitting right now as, it will increase your chances for relapse which will effect your motivation and confidence to quit. Best way to quit is to work on individualized plan and strategies that will help you maintain the motivation and help manage your craving. Following tips might help. I do offer 3 to 6 month program where I talk with client on a weekly basis. If you are interested than you may book initial online audio consultation. Smoking has many adverse effect on different system in your body. Congratulations that you are thinking about quitting it. Now you need to figure out the best strategy that works for you. Following information may help you. One of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized strategies to quit successfully. Data such as - since how long are you smoking and how many cigarettes a day you consume are important information. Also have you tried quitting it earlier? how successful were you? and what are your personal reasons to stop smoking? all these are also important part of your success strategy. Broadly speaking your reasons for not smoking work as your motivator. The stronger the reasons behind not smoking the higher the motivation and thus higher the chances for you to be successful. Also your body will have a withdrawal symptoms and it is very important to come up with strategies and solid plan to counter these withdrawal symptoms. These strategies should be tailor-maid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support throughout your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. Along with this eating healthy and having a good routine for eat and sleep is also very important. Exercise plays a huge roll when it comes to staying positively motivated and managing cravings. As a trained wellness coach I would be able to help you develop individualized plan and strategies. If you are open for an online consultation feel free to book an audio consultation. I also offer 3 to 6 months plan and support to help on a weekly basis. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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I suffered frm panic attacks 8 months ago. I consulted a psyhcatrists and he put me on proxitine 12. 5mg and colonozopam 50mg. Nw after 8 months I dont get panic attacks. I take the following medicine every 3 day gap. If I dont I feel dizzy. Hw do I get rid of dis medicine. I dont wanna continue and be depend on this medicine

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, please understand that panic attack happens because of underlying anxiety disorders. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring panic attacks, causing a series of intense episodes of extreme anxiety during panic attacks. Usually those who are troubled by panic attacks, fear the symptoms related to panic attack, and therefore the symptoms come again and again. The treatment usually is a combination of medicines, psychotherapy, meditation and exercise. In your case, you cannot abruptly stop the medicines. In turn, after learning to manage your panic attacks, you can taper the medicines down and slowly stop it in a range of two years. Take care.
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Dear sir my son is studying Mbbs 2nd year. He is not listening to us. Over confident. Doing things against parents. If we shout he quarrels. Criticising parents. Wants us to do things as per his wish. Intelligent. Hyper active. How to solve the problem.

Psychologist, Mumbai
Dear sir my son is studying Mbbs 2nd year. He is not listening to us. Over confident. Doing things against parents. I...
Hi Librate user If you want your son to listen to you, you might need spend some time actively listening to him. You should try to focus on face to face communication with your son each day without judging or giving advice to him. When your son reacts with attitude to a discussion, take a deep breath and continue calmly with what you wanted to say don't shout on him. Use descriptive praise with your son for positive communication. Thanks.
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Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Stress Free

How to effectively handle work related stress

The statistics on stress at workplace are staggering with half of respondents in studies reporting that they face higher than normal stress levels at work. Stress is a silent killer and can lead to serious health issues like stroke and heart attack. Stress at the workplace could be due to excessive workloads, unclear responsibilities, lack of control, unrealistic deadlines and noisy work environment.

While it is a good thing to be competitive and excel in whatever you are doing, it is also very important to learn to tackle stress and take life easy. Remember, we live only once! here are some simple and effective ways to handle workplace stress:

1. Seek support at work

Research has shown that having one good friend at work reduces the chances of quitting. Sharing your thoughts with another person not only reduces the stress levels but also might lead to discovering new ways to handle tough situations. Take proactive steps to be more friendly and sociable at work.

2. Manage work better

Try prioritizing better and not expecting perfection in every task. In case your role is over-loaded, try talking to your manager to reduce the load or if possible, delegate some work. Accept that you have certain limits to your productivity and do not try to prove yourself by over-working.

3. Get moving

It is a proven fact that exercises in any form reduces stress levels. Try to exercise for half an hour daily in the form walking, swimming, playing a sport or running. You can take short walking breaks at work that can add up to half an hour in a day.

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4. Try breathing exercises

Breathing deeply for four counts on inhale and exhale can reduce stress levels immediately. You can try alternating breathing exercise i. E. Long inhale with one nostril and exhaling with the other nostril, which brings focus and energy in the morning before starting work.

5. Take a power nap

10 minutes of shut eye goes a long way in recharging your tired brain. Any longer than 15 minutes will end up making you groggy. Just put your head down on the desk, and clear your mind of all thoughts for 10 minutes.

6. Eat right

Food has a big role to play in determining our stress levels. Avoid processed food, sugar and high amount of refined carbs like flour, white rice etc. Maintaining your blood glucose levels by eating more complex carbohydrates that are slowly digested like ragi, jowar, bajra gives you steady energy levels throughout the day.

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7. Get enough sleep

Over-worked employees often cut back on sleep and try to squeeze in work at night. Over the long term, this practice can severely impact your health and leads to more stress. A restful night's sleep of at least 6 hours is mandatory for all adults. Lack of sleep causes irritability and diminished ability to deal with stress. Avoid looking at laptop, tv or phone screens when you are trying to fall asleep.

You have to take charge of your own work-life balance and draw the line where you feel uncomfortable since no one will do it for you. Over-working might give benefits in the short term in terms of recognition and promotion, but it causes emotional, mental and physical burnout in the long term. Stay healthy, stay happy.

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Dentist, Jamshedpur
How smoking damages your tooth.
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I lost someody closed last year and I found depression on me what can I do for that problem.

I lost someody closed last year and I found depression on me what can I do for that problem.
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I am 29 years old. Sometimes I feel chest pain in the middle like something is piercing and chest becomes hot. I used to smoke but stopped couple of days back. Kindly suggest.

General Physician, Cuttack
I am 29 years old. Sometimes I feel chest pain in the middle like something is piercing and chest becomes hot. I used...
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress,, Physical and mental strain 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 4 Avoid Alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumption. 5.Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily,6. Drink plenty of water and take rest at the time of chest pain 7if you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ECG and consult cardiologist
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I am suffering from depression or tension. I don't know what I am suffering from. I just started working and its been 3 months now in a company and I am not doing it properly. It is causing me my job rejection. And I could be thrown out. So by this I wasn't been able to sleep properly and can't focus in anything. So my question is should I take medicine to do something for this or should I calm myself for it?

Homeopath, Vapi
I am suffering from depression or tension. I don't know what I am suffering from. I just started working and its been...
Hello lybrate-user actually you r making this very much complicated, life is full of tensions, but still you have to b positive, everyone on the eart having some sort of tension, n everyone is fighting. Depression is not the Solution for any of your question, just b strong n fight back whatever may the problem, its breakup, or rejection, or any tension, dnt worry stay calm dnt over react on problem, jst respond them in calm way. U need councelling not medication. U r not sick or ill, you r jst forget to live your life in happy way jst thats it. Do meditation, go to gym this will improve your condition for sure. If you need any help feel free to contact me.
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