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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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I am a 21 years old male and I am smoking cigarettes (1 pack a day) from past 4 years and marijuana (3 joints) from 1.5 years. My mental state is perfect till now but I fear ow long will I leave this obsession. Marijuana I know is somewhat beneficial also but when it comes to smoking cigarette habit I fear about my future. Some problems I face are gastric and coughing a lot. Please show me the optimal path from here.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. After effects of using Marijuana:- altered senses (for example, seeing brighter colors), altered sense of time, changes in mood, impaired body movement,difficulty with thinking and problem-solving, impaired memory
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My ejaculation takes place each time before the orgasm of my female partner. This leads to anxiety as if I can't satisfy her. What will I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My ejaculation takes place each time before the orgasm of my female partner. This leads to anxiety as if I can't sati...
That's fine and natural do not feel anxious if you want you can use start and stop technique where in you withdraw as soon as you are about to ejaculate. Consult for counseling.
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Hello I am 26 year ,male, unmarried,non smoker and non alcoholic I have problem of getting blank during exam. My mind is getting slow. Please help me. This is serious problem for me. Thankyou.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't know for how long you have ben having this problem, and if you are still studying I must assume you are doing some professional course. So, if it is of recent origin, you can easily locate the why this problem began: it will have to do with some fear related event. If it is or past origins, then you should meet with a counselor and sort out the unresolved childhood experience, again having a lot to do with fear. This fear, for some unknown reason, is causing you to react in panic. It is apparently so frightful that you shut down your senses and go blank. It may not at all be of any serious consequence but you are reacting like it is one. A good education on emotions and how to deal with them will go a long way to come out of this adaptation. In the meantime, good aerobic exercise, proper sleep, healthy diet, and stress-free lifestyle will help you deal with these developments with strength.
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Hi I am 22 year old female. I am in depression and anxiety. I fell unwanted by my boyfriend and I feel nobody loves me and I can't not do anything in my life. I am always thinking negative in my mind. I have a fear of losing people I love. I don't know what should I do. I love my bf but I don't know he don't even care.

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Psychologist, Pune
Hi I am 22 year old female. I am in depression and anxiety. I fell unwanted by my boyfriend and I feel nobody loves m...
Dear Lybrate User, Nice of you to write to me about the issues you are facing .Friends are those with whom one shares all the details and joys of daily life. A boy friend is one with whom one can share your intimate personal details. The very fact that he is your boy friend shows that he cares for you. I encourage you to spend some time with friends with whom you can discuss and share interests and hobbies. This will help you to enjoy all that you are passing through. Take some time out for your self and figure out your goals. Live your life according to your goals .Re look at life and all the events you are passing through objectively. Appreciate and take part in all the opportunities that come your way, look at all the hurdles and obstacles as areas where you have an opportunity to learn something new. Do consult well wishers and friends for suggestions and ideas. Do write back if you do require any further assistance. Wishing you all the best! With
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I lost somebody special last year and now I am suffering from depression now what to do.

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 lost somebody special last year and now I am suffering from depression now what to do.
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Is there any medicine to quit smoking?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-addiction medications and de addiction treatment. Burpopion, verinicline are some anti smoking medications which you can get from a qualified psychiatrist.
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Hello sir/madam I am 22 year old. I have habit to talk and sometimes walking in sleep. This is problem since when I was 13-14 year old and still as it is. I didn't took any treatment for it. But sometimes I feel nervous and feared due this habit . So please suggests what can I do for it.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
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I am 22 year old. I have habit to talk and sometimes walking in sleep. This is problem since when I w...
Walking in sleep it is called somnambulism. It can be control through psychotherapy. Better to consult psychologist. Or some times internal frustration it is also caused for this. Better to share your personal feelings with your closed one. Do not think too much about anything. Self talk it is caused for worriedness about your problem. So please worry about problems. Feel always comfortable. Do not think anything too much. Ok best of luck.
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How to increase mental ability? Any exercise becomes it good or this will increase by my self introspection? sometime get problem in reading books and lack of concentration during study due to think about some embarrassing moment happened in a day, day before, week or years.

Specialist in Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
How to increase mental ability? Any exercise becomes it good or this will increase by my self introspection? sometime...
Yes, exercising will help. So will self-introspection and reading some useful non-fiction books. For the embarrassing moments that you keep thinking about - try to explain and reason those to yourself the way you would explain to your best friend. (distracting or shutting those thoughts down will not be effective. So instead focus on the thoughts and observe/reason without any judgment.)
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I am 30 years old male. I am vegetarian and non alcoholic and non smoker. I am suffering from chronic hyper-acidity. I get gastritis frequently. What should I do? Thanks in advance.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
I am 30 years old male.
I am vegetarian and non alcoholic and non smoker.
I am suffering from chronic hyper-acidity.
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Looks like u might either be postponing ur meal time or Eating unhealthy food ... Track for urs led wt s the possible cause and the same has to be avoided for complete relief ... Even on changing ur dietic habits if the complaint persists then u may have to take ur physician's help
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I like gay sex very much but due to social concerns I want to quit this habit but I always fails to do so. When I see a sexy boy mera sex karne ka Mann karne lagta hai aur mai use bhula nahi pata Hun. 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
I like gay sex very much but due to social concerns I want to quit this habit but I always fails to do so. When I see...
Dear lybrate-user. There is nothing wrong being gay. This understanding provides peace of mind. There is no short cut to avoid such a behavior. Be positive and accept the fact. Be with your family and children. Take care.
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Hi doctor I am smoker but I left smoking it's more than 5 months, now I smoke but once in a weak or in ten days but still I feal weakness sometime breathing problems little bit chest all time, I eat fruits daily and also outside food also sometimes, What is best natural way or food other than exercise than I must increase in my meal to decrease such chest pain and weakness.

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General Physician, Mumbai
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I am smoker but I left smoking it's more than 5 months, now I smoke but once in a weak or in ten days but s...
Dear lybrateuser, -first try to stop smoking completely since one or two cigarettes occasionally can lead you to more numbers slowly -slowly -for your problems take a healthy diet & do regular exercises --eat vegetables, fruits, whole grain foods like oats, dalia, dairy products like milk, eggs, paneer, nuts, non-veg like fish, chicken, have yoghurt daily -start doing exercises to increase your strength & stamina, do brisk walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, after sometime your problems will go away.
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My wife is not romantic. she tell me i never think abt romance. What I do how make her romantic partner.Please tell.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
A WOMAN’S BIGGEST SEX ORGAN IS HER BRAIN. Excite her emotions and mind, and her body will follow.” Turn her on first with her imagination – not her clitoris – then get physical. Women do indeed love incredible, mind-blowing sex. On a higher (advanced) level, it means she’s capable of having (and you giving) orgasms without any physical stimulation whatsoever. 1: Talk dirty to her! Send sexy texts, role-play, or write erotic poems. It’s hot, sexy, and it turns her the hell on! (Need proof? Romance novels are the highest selling genre of fiction books, with estimates at over 50%). 2: Tease her to please her. If you’re about to kiss her, go in for the kiss…slowly. Kiss her legs up toward her thighs… almost painstakingly slow. It’ll drive her crazy! Remember, the anticipation of something is often better than actually getting it – for men and women. Go too fast and she’ll think you’re a pervert. Go too slow and she’ll think you’re a wussy. A great lover knows when the time’s right, and when she’s ready to get things going! 3: Focus on her by: Taking off her clothes first Bringing her to orgasm before intercourse Asking her what she wants Exploring positions (and places) she loves.
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I am 34 year old male from India. I'm married and have a 4 year old daughter. I have been under treatment for depression, social phobia, and anxiety disorder for about 6 years. I always feel tired and sleepy while my colleagues are always active. I am taking Prothiaden 75 mg once in a day for two weeks now, as my doctor suggested me. Can you tell me why I always feel tired and sleepy? Is this due to the depression? What can I do to feel energetic every day. Also i'm very less talkative. Is this any kind of mental problem? My father is also less talkative. When he talks he does not talk clearly. Only murmurs. I think he too suffers from depression as he always like to sleep and do not want to do anything. He has partial blindness also.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 34 year old male from India. I'm married and have a 4 year old daughter. I have been under treatment for depress...
You should report these symptoms to your doctor. Depression does cause this feeling of sleepiness and less energy. However, it is more appropriate to call it lethargy, which is a feeling of inertia and fatigue. Depending as to when you are feeling depressed, you may consider advancing the evening dosage to an earlier time. Also, if the dosage is too strong, the doctor may revise the medication. I am also certain that you are not going for therapy in tandem with the medication. This is very important for better results. So meet with a counselor and work out some time in intense therapy. It also looks like that this is a possible genetic condition. Exercise is very good for you to help produce natural antidepressants.
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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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Sir. I'm 19 years boy, I'm suffering with over thinking about my career & few of nonsense things at this age. Please sir help me, with your tips & advices to overcome this problem.

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
Sir. I'm 19 years boy, I'm suffering with over thinking about my career & few of nonsense things at this age. Please ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The duty of your mind is to think. If you are unable to control your thoughts, mind will wander into negative territories. Creative thinking, positive attitude, exercise, entertainment, good sleep etc will keep you creative and positive. I suggest online personality development counselling. Feel free to contact me. Take care.
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Hi Doctor, From past 3-4 days, I am getting a tingling sensation on my right lower abdomen. There no such pain or severity, please advise what could be the reason for this.

MBBS, Diploma in Pathology & Bacteriology
Pathologist, Raichur
Hi Doctor,
From past 3-4 days, I am getting a tingling sensation on my right lower abdomen. There no such pain or sev...
Lybrate-user anwar you did not mention your diabetic status. If you are non-diabetic then take adequate water, approx. 4 -5 litres daily. Also take multivitamins & calcium 500 mg daily for 15 days. This will help.
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I really want to stop smoking but just couldn't.Tried atleast 90% of the tips given on internet but it just stops for awhile than starts off again.Help!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. Smoking uses the respiratory system and gives you a faster kick. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke and chew tobacco: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga) or chewing, and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking tobacco. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. Don?t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, ?giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am taking nexito plus tablet is this harmful? Past 3 month I suffer with anxiety disorder (panic disorder), now I am feeling well with this tablet, what are the side effects of using this tablet? And now I am feeling well shall I stop this medicine without consulting dr? Shall I re-start if necessary? I am not able to wake up early morning shall I take this medicine evening 6 pm or 7 pm empty stomach?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am taking nexito plus tablet is this harmful? Past 3 month I suffer with anxiety disorder (panic disorder), now I a...
Nexito plus is a very good medicine for anxiety disorders and that shows in your improvement. However it should not be continued indiscriminately without a doctors advise. Also even if you feel completely alright, do not stop medications suddenly. Consult your psychiatrist/ doctor first. If you feel you are unable to get up early in morning, you can definitely take the medication at 7pm, preferably with half a cup of milk, if not a meal. Take care.
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