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Dr. Sivaji

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Sivaji Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sivaji is one of the best Psychologists in Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Sri Chakra Multispeciality Hospital in Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sivaji on Lybrate.com.

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Now a days I became so lazy in work nd I am loosing my memory power. why? Whats the reason?

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Hello, how many days or mths you had this problm? any another complaints? physical complaints? cause of your complaints? if any hello, you have come here to get well. We are here to select the possible medicine for you. In order to do that, we depend on your co-operation. Homoeopathic medicine is mainly selected on the symptoms you give us. If we are to make a successful prescription, we must know all the details of your sickness god bless u.

I am a 53 years old Banker had a glorious past for the last 1 year I am feeling stress on my mind my memory power is getting low I used Medhawati ayurvedic medicine 6 months but no relief. Generally I forget names and other references.

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I am a 53 years old Banker had a glorious past for the last 1 year I am feeling stress on my mind my memory power is ...
Dear lybrate user. I guess by what you mean a glorious past 1 year you meant a high achievement and successful year. That's really great but than why you are having difficulty in remembering names and references is the question. You have high achievements and high expectations and thus high amount of stress in life. Stress does not come by high work load but comes by the attachments and associations we make with that work. We work hard so as to make our future bright and after one achievement we again work hard to make another achievement to brighten our future. So we are continually in the process of thinking about the future and not living our present. I hope this is making sense to you and you could relate it to your problem. What I would suggest to you is to work for your expectations and achievements but take a good amount of time to relax. Its simple to consciously adopt some stress management strategies in life so as to live our present to the best. 30 mins of daily aerobic exercise of your interest, fixed time schedule for work, fixed sleep - wake schedule, healthy nutritious diet at fixed schedules, avoid junk food. Spend 30 mins to 1 hour a day of quality time with your family say your wife and children. Quality time means just to be with them with no beeps of gadgets around us and no talks about work. These are some of the tips which may help you. Other than this you may learn mindfulness exercises and inculcate the same in your life for your best performance. There are cognitive enhancers available which helps to increase attention, concentration and memory of a person, but I personally feel that bringing stress management and mindfulness in your life will be sufficient. I hope this will help you. Take care.

I am feeling very depressed as I have regular quarrel with my wife. There is no love between us. Kindly advise. I am living lonely now a days. Kindly advise.

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I am feeling very depressed as I have regular quarrel with my wife. There is no love between us. Kindly advise. I am ...
Quarrels between husband and wife is very common in marriages. It happens because, two completely different individuals, from completely different backgrounds, and families come together and start a relationship which is most intimate. But many times there is a clash of values, beliefs and expectations, if there is no proper communication, then the situation gets worse. I think, same thing is happening with you. If possible go to a counsellor who will help you both.
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Hi, there as I am having smoking problem how should I avoid smoking? And is there any tablet which can help me to quit ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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Yes, There are treatment methods available for smoking caesation which includes motivation enhancement therapy and drug therapy combination for that u have to visit nearby psychiatrist.
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Hello sir my aged 18 I prepare for competitive exams but nowadays many hours I fall sleeping (approximately 9-10 h) but it is not good how to control sleep and concentration only studies help me sir.

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Hello sir my  aged 18 I prepare for competitive exams but nowadays many hours I fall sleeping (approximately 9-10 h) ...
Eat a light diet - eat more of fruits and salads, avoid fried and oily foods. Drink a lot of water and exercise daily for 45mins-1hr. This will make you more active, alert and help you concentrate. Write your GOAL on a sheet of paper and put it where it is always visible. Memory is related to understanding -Therefore, 1. Always emphasize comprehension (understanding the topic) rather than cramming. 2. Divide task into smaller chunks - make points - ask your self the basic questions - What was there in the topic, Who did what , When, Where, Why and How? If you are able to answer these questions , you will generally remember it for long. 3. Revise the points orally before sleeping. 4. Keep yourself well hydrated- have water before sitting down to study. 5. Stop studying if you feel you can't understand- Take a short break for 10 mins, have a glass of water, stretch and get back to studying Set your targets for the next day before sleeping - and give yourself a suggestion that you are fresh after 6 hours of sleep.
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Dear doctor, I am male age 42 yrs brought up in hyderabad and working in government office in delhi since 1998 suffering from anxiety and depression. As I am on medication since 1998 taking rivotril 2 mg and went for general physician to psychiatrist. My question is if I go for rtms [rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation] will it be beneficial. Kindly tell me d complete solution please. Waiting for your reply.

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Rtms is in its initial stages. Exact benefits are still not validated. I would advise you to starttab paxidepcr12.5at night. Continue rivotril. Report after 7 days.

I have a problem in my chest but I am smoking too much what can I do to avoid smoke full.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also 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. 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. 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.

How to handle anxiety?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist
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Try to systematize your routine. Keep some time for physical and mental exercise. Try to spend some laughter time with family and friend. And as such this can also be handled by medications also. If it wont come under control please consult psychiatrist.

I am 28 years old and suffering from a very bad problem from few days. I am loosing my memory power. I can't remember all things of few years back. Mainly I am facing problem related to the new things I learned. mostly I am forgetting the lessons or what I read. Can't remember those things what I read yesterday very carefully and read many times I am facing this problem from q years.

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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 18 years old male I can not stay focused on my studies or any other work am I suffering from adhd.

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General Physician
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I'm 18 years old male I can not stay focused on my studies or any other work am I suffering from adhd.
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings.
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Dear Mam/Sir. I have so many problems at home. When I got tensed my sweat comes out more from my body as compare to others. And I got nerves & my body starts trembling little bit. And my brain stop working but I force my brain and body to be with me. Please suggest me what should I do. It looks awkward in front of others and I feel embarrass at that time.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Dear Mam/Sir. I have so many problems at home. When I got tensed my sweat comes out more from my body as compare to o...
You are obviously not handling stress well. You seem to have a nervous disposition, perhaps developed from your past. If you can identify that source you may be able to work it out in therapy. Perhaps the home life was too restrictive or strict, or you were reprimanded at some time rather severely, or you did not develop adequate defense mechanisms to cope with stress, etc. You are reacting with fear and converting this into a psychosomatic reaction instead of dealing with it. Don?t panic though because if you cooperate a counselor can be of much help to resolve this. In the meantime you must do certain things to build your constitution, both physically and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body?s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart?s fitness; meditation for the brain?s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be. If the problems at home are an ongoing issue, then you must all go for family counseling too.
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My friend is a graphics designer, having 8 hour job. He has a very bad mouth smell. He smokes as well 10-12 cigg every day. Please advice what he need to do. He occasionally eats non veg, do not drink alcohol.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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My friend is a graphics designer, having 8 hour job. He has a very bad mouth smell. He smokes as well 10-12 cigg ever...
•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food. •Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. •Reduce your alcohol consumption. •Stop smoking. •Cut down on coffee. •Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry. •Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles. •Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains. •Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet. •Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures. •Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. •Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment. •Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. •If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. •Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. •You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.

How to increase my concentration in studies? I am 19 year old girl. so, what should I do for increase my concentration.?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist
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Discuss what you have studied with your friends and clarify the doubts with teacher as and when you have doubts.
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I have some anxiety problems. Can I take Amixide H for anxiety as no other medicine like melzap or alprazolam suits me? Due to anxiety, my blood pressure always becomes elevated.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
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I have some anxiety problems. Can I take Amixide H for anxiety as no other medicine like melzap or alprazolam suits m...
The choice of anti anxiety drug to be used depend son severity of the anxiety, it's type, duration and relation with any stressors or biological problems like heart diseases, headaches, hormone imbalances etc. I would advise you not to make any wild guesses about treatment options and consider visiting a psychiatrist personally. Amixide h is used for anxiety but may not always be useful.

I have been suffering from the symptoms of anxiety ie. Frequent heart palpitations, slight pain in left chest. My ecg n bp reports r normal. Medication is making me feel more panic and terribly drowsy. What shall I do now? How shall come out this panic attacks of anxiety without pills?

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
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I have been suffering from the symptoms of anxiety ie. Frequent heart palpitations, slight pain in left chest. My ecg...
Medication helps you in managing your anxiety. If you are feeling any symptoms after medicine, you should contact your psychiatrist. He can revise your doses. I can't say what is the level of your anxiety so I won't suggest you any alternative to it. But yes you can start meeting a clinical psychologist for therapy. It is seen that with therapy, dose of medication can come down. Go to somebody who can start cbt with you. All the best. Feel free to contact me.
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I am having anxiety and depression problems as alcohol withdrawal . Suggest me medication for this condition.

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I am having anxiety and depression problems as alcohol withdrawal . Suggest me medication for this condition.
Psychiatric medicine always not good for small problems. It has some side effects. For anxiety and depressive better to take psychological counselling. You need behaviour modification therapy. Psychologist will helpful to improve your life style management. It has no side effects. Any medicine it has some side effects. It is better to control ourselves. At this age it is not good to use medicine. It is better to pratice yoga and meditation. Be share all your internal feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. Do not be alone. Be spend most of the time with your friends and family members. Do not think too much about the psychological disorders. Feel always comfortable. Give positive suggestion to your mind. Be feel always in a happy movements. Visit new places. Better to walk. Take good rest. Take in time food. It is better to develop a very good busy life style. Feel happy always it is good for your physical health and your mental health also. Ok all the best.
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I am feeling very lonely n upset, I have a family n two kids yet I am alone, at times feeling like ran away from everyone. I am always in a angry mood. I really do not know what to do. please Someone help me out of this situation.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
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Dear madam running is not a solution. If you are running from your problem then the problem will become more big. In such case you need a proper counselling. Talk to your husband and make him understand your feelings.
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I am 50 years old. I am unemployed since last 3 yrs. Some savings that I had with me has also vanished. I cannot pass my time the whole day. I am frustrated and depressed. Although I have no problems in terms of physical health. Can anybody help me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
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I am 50 years old. I am unemployed since last 3 yrs.
Some savings that I had with me has also vanished.
I cannot pass...
When things are stagnant and stuck, you need to change your course of plan. If one type of employment is hard to get. Try finding a different one. Which you never tried. Or start something. Fluidity will ease your stress.

My mother having age 70 yrs is suffering from mental disorder since last 30 yrs and taking medicines 1. Sizodon-2 and 2. Largatil on daily basis. Please suggest is there any treatment for recovery from the mental disorder. If any day she missed to take the medicine she feels wakefulness and talking like unwanted subject.

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Please give her following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.

I Am 45 year old am having anal itching since a few months at night it becomes too irritative that I can not sleep my weight had reduced at times it is severe in day time also unable to work or concentrate in work, some kind of jelly like matter is coming before and after stool. That is causing too much itching. What is the solution. What food to avoid.

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Homeopath
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Hello, take aloe soc. 30 ch, 33 drops twice daily. Ratanhia 30 ch, 3 drops twice daily. Avoid spicy, junk and fast food. Revert after 7 days. Take care.
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