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Dr. Sivaji

Psychologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
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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HI I am Rohit SIl. I am 25 Years old. I am very seek. I am very Stressful day by day because of my business. I want to relax some time. would You help me to give some suggestion?

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HI I am Rohit SIl. I am 25 Years old. I am very seek. I am very Stressful day by day because of my business. I want t...
Ok, take out time for workout, in morning you can go for a walk or jogging. Pranayam may help you too. Thank you.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , I am sorry to say that there is nothing called safe limit for alcohol. Depending on your health condition, even drops are dangerous. I suggest you to quit. Quitting alcohol addiction is not child's play. De-addiction therapy is an option for you. But in my suggestion, the best option would be, quit it now (today) and sustain it with your will power. Motivation therapy and mind power building therapy should help you. I suggest you to go for counseling and further therapy procedures. Take care.
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How to concentrate in studies. I am a engineering student. Please share your opinion.

M.D,Psychiatry
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Meditation, yoga helps. Learn, relearn and write. Go for early morning walk. Set daily target for finishing topics.
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Since last few weeks, I am feeling too stressed on the work which I did not feel like stress previously. I am a student. Can you help me.

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Ayurveda, Satara
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DEAR Lybrate USER. You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day …2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 3) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits …6) avoid coffee and tea…. A) take 30ml of triphala juice and 10 ml of honey early in the morning on empty stomach and at night before sleep. B) take 10 gm of HARIDRA KHAND after meals…. C) take 2-2 tablets of arogyavardhini vati and chandraprabha vati after meals, D) take 30 ml of aloevera juice along with 30ml of lukewarm water. Do all things for 30 days. This formulation is effective. Consult to me for further suggestion. THANKS.
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Hi, i'm a 35 years man, i'm finding difficult to remember anything at all. Faces, any particular appointment, I had a blood test for vit b12. Please advise.

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Good diet, exercise and meditation can help you. Are you undergoing any stress in life? any personal problem? discuss freely.
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I am cocaine drug addicted boy how can I left this addiction. because I am very depress.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am cocaine drug addicted boy how can I left this addiction. because I am very depress.
When you enter hard drugs, you are into the troublesome area of addiction. I think that the impulse control under the influence of these substances can be very limited. The danger of you doing more harmful things can be heightened. Before you get into that kind of behavior, you please quit at the earliest. To enable that I suggest that you go for immediate rehabilitation to a recovery center and stay there for at least 6 months until you are all clear and clean. Even after that you must continue addiction counseling for at least three years to completely remove the physical and psychological conditioning and craving. You will be told and taught new lifestyles, schedules, habits etc. to totally recover. You must work on the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factor and the script issue. Many people will not be able to resolve drug addiction in particular if they do not reach their ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, i.e. the worst stage in their addiction to finally want to reform. Unfortunately for some unlucky few that can be death. So do be careful and do not delay seeking help now. If there are relapses, do not get too alarmed and give up. You must again persevere and fight this battle until you come out victorious. Your family members and medical fraternity must be there for you right through this recovery. You will also need to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings for a long time too after the treatment is over.
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I hided something from my parents. Now i am feeling very guilty about my self. I dont know what to do. I just want to die.

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hi, Sometimes we get indulged in activities that we regret later. A mistake becomes unforgivable & irreversible when it is repeated. All of us grow with experiences. You must be feeling very upset about it. Every problem has a solution. This is just a phase that will change. Be courageous to share it with your parents or you can enter private conversation to discuss your concerns. ALL THE BEST!
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I want to quit smoking. Is there any medicine available which can make me quit this habit. Thanks.

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Hi. First, make up your mind and strong will to quit the habit of smoking, because only then you can get rid off that! Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for a month. After a month, report back to me.
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Feeling negative many a times. Thinking I will not be able to succeed. Even I do know that I can. But feeling of failure always overcome the other. How to get rid of it.

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
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Feeling negative many a times. Thinking I will not be able to succeed. Even I do know that I can. But feeling of fail...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The duty of your mind is to think. The mind will continue thinking unless you provide it some creative task. The continuous thinking could always wander into negative territories. Therefore, to avoid negative thinking, you need to be creative. I suggest physical exercises, activities, entertainment, hobbies etc with which you can always keep your mind" on-task" this will reduce stress and you will be active in a couple of weeks. Take care.
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Am 20 years old male. From last 4 months am feeling depressed please a suggestion to overcome that depression. In this Case am not able to speak anyone around me. Pls give me a suggestion.

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Psychiatrist, Chennai
Am 20 years old male. From last 4 months am feeling depressed please a suggestion to overcome that depression. In thi...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Hi, I am 29 yrs old working in it. I have financial problems as well as family issues. I am not married. I am not able to sleep at night. My daily routine from few months is spoiled. I am getting sleep at 4 am or may be by 5 am. I use to wake up at 10 only. I am able to control my sleep. Please advice how could I can overcome this?

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
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Dear , you are suggesting your sleep routine has been spoiled. What could be the reason? that cannot happen without a reason. We need to analyze the situation and reason and psychotherapy based training should help you. Please post a private question to me with every detail. Take care.
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Which is the best mouth wash available in India, I heard some mouth washes which contain alcohol leads to oral cancer, Presently I'm using listerine.

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Which is the best mouth wash available in India, I heard some mouth washes which contain alcohol leads to oral cancer...
Most of them don't have alcohol they r chlorehexadine or iodine based , excessive use of every thing may b bad
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My mom age is 39 yesterday we came to know that she got diabetes. Before eating 141. After eating 265. What to do. What to eat? I am so nervous about her. Is it dangerous. What diet should follow.

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For a diabetic person, it is important to have proper diet suggested by the doctor, take prescribed medicines on time, have some daily exercise routine, and learn to manage stress. Please take her to a doctor. The doctor needs to check her other parameters as well and then will prescribe medicines and will suggest some life style changes. Diabetes can prove to be dangerous if the patient does not take suggested care. But there are people who are living with diabetes for over 30 yrs, who follow doctor's advice. Diabetes can be managed. You need not worry about it. But you must take her to a doctor and follow the doctor's advice.
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Hello, From few months I am not feeling good as I know that what ever I am doing is not correct but even tho I use to do that I will tell you in brief From teenage itself I was involved in girlfriends not only one at a time always I have two three at a time and with them I was so close means I have a physical relationship with every one and some time I feel that I am in love with one but at the same time if any other girl offer sex I will not refuse that slowly I grown up and now I am 26 now also I am doing the same right now in my life 4 girls are there on which recently I break up with one and for her some time I feel guilty that she love me like any thing and I did break up with her another girl is with me from my teenage and still we are in relationship and 3rd one is my friend but now she suddenly got attracted towards me and we did sex now she is expecting more from me and the fourth one is the girl who is girlfriend of my best friend but she use to sleep with me some time and I will not refuse now the problem is that I know that I am cheating every one but I could not stop my self now a days I am getting to much anger if I will not do sex with my friend girlfriend some time she allow and some time she refuse please help me to come out of this and give some idea so that I can control my seff.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello, From few months I am not feeling good as I know that what ever I am doing is not correct but even tho I use to...
I can understand your hypersexuality, the girls you have been with, a few may have been hypersexual, few might have really loved and got disappointed. To reduce your obsession about having these multiple affairs at the same time, you need to consult a psychiatrist (preferably male) and get treated, as there are medications which can reduce your obsession on these fronts. All the best.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
You need to practise mind control by doing meditation and yoga and can take antidepressants if not OK
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Before marriage I was a talkative and jolly girl but I think becoz of not adjusting in different atmosphere I am irritating type person in every talk and want to be alone. Is it depression. What can I do for it with myself?

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
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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. New atmosphere is always challenging. It will be difficult to adjust in the beginning. But every human being is capable to adjust with any given situation. Will to get adjusted is the key. I suggest online counselling. Take care.
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Hi I have depression and anxiety night no sleeping , each and every time I feel hopelessly no confident how to cure my problem ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, You have depression. I do advise you try initially Meditation Concentration and relaxation Cognitive Behavior therapy and self analysis what is the conflict underneath or the trigger. Accept the same and slowly change you attitude from hopelessness to hope. You also try sleeping naturally over a period you will succeed. Don't rush,or jump into conclusion or make decision on yourself. Reality is different. Accept conflicts/events which have caused anxiety or depression without any reaction as they come and they will fade away. Take breaks for a holiday or relaxation with family and friends and children and have a change in life. Charge your body and mind and spirit with positive energy. Give others also positive energy, Automatically you will build a positive result.
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Simple ways to get control over anger. Considering I often get angry and it's gets uncontrollable.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper ANGER: There is a saying "Frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. GIVING UP: Giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. LOSS OF CONFIDENCE: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that If we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself "It is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. STRESS: is the "wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. DEPRESSION: Depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. OTHER REACTIONS: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions Whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation. Anger is among the gamut of emotions we exhibit as a reaction to a situation, and it is a 'normal' emotion too as long as it is kept under control. Some people have the propensity to explode when pushed to the extreme. They keep swallowing their emotions until they can finally do it no more, and erupt like a volcano. Others dealing with extreme anger are like a ticking time bomb. You'll never know what you unwittingly say or do can trigger an explosion. In either case, anger that cannot be controlled comes with a physical reaction. Your heart beats faster preparing you for both action and reaction. Your breathing quickens. You may clench your fist, tighten your shoulders and go into a defensive position. The problem arises out of the fact that it is almost impossible to feel anger and empathy at the same time. An angry person is seldom sensitive to the wellbeing of his victim, and hence may lash out verbally and sometimes physically. Such things done in the heat of the moment mostly leaves us with regrets. So here are a few ways to deal with extreme anger. 1.Approve it / Acknowledge it: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. The fundamental problem here is that people believe they are on the right track and refuse to budge from their views. It is essential to realize that this step is not about deciding whether you are right or wrong, but acknowledging the fact that your reaction to the situation can be channelled in a better way. When getting someone to acknowledge their anger problem, be careful as to not use negative words like wrong, false and shouldn't. Instead, influence with positive words like can and should. Instead of saying 'You are wrong to react like this' you can say, 'I understand what you are feeling. Is there a way we can resolve this situation? 2.Understand / recognize the signs: Once you know that your problems exist, you can try devising ways that will work for you in dealing with the situation. You can count to 100 to calm yourself or simply decide to not speak until you can calm yourself. Knowing that you may enter into an argument in a situation, you can list down the points that you feel strongly about and discuss each of them one by one. Working your way through a finite list gives a better opportunity to reach closure at the end. 3.Free the mind/Find ways to let it go: Not all arguments end in closure. A lot of unsaid justifications cloud our mind repeatedly leaving us seething from the inside. Research has shown that the normal or neurological anger response lasts less than two seconds. Beyond that it takes a strong will to stay angry. Once you realize how much your anger is consuming your mind, decide to free your mind with meditation and other calming exercises. Tell yourself that some people and issues simply don't deserve your anger, emotion, reaction or time. If you or someone you know is suffering from anger management issues, consult a doctor today.
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Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour: Habits are not always normal?

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi

Obsessive compulsive behaviour is form of anxiety disorder in which unreasonable thoughts and fears, which are obsessions that lead one to do repetitive compulsive behaviour. Root causes of obsessive compulsiveness are complex and often deep seated. The underlying emotional states may include the fear of unknown, not being in control, negative outcomes, failure, rejection, shame, annihilation or embarrassment

Signs and symptoms of OCD
Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder have both obsessions and compulsions, but some people experience just one or the other.

Obsessive thoughts:

Common obsessive thoughts in OCD include:

  • Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating others
  • Fear of losing control and harming yourself or others
  • Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and images
  • Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas
  • Fear of losing or not having things you might need
  • Order and symmetry: the idea that everything must line up “just right”
  • Superstitions; excessive attention to something considered lucky or unlucky

Compulsive behaviors:

Common compulsive behaviors in OCD include:

  • Excessive double-checking of things, such as locks, appliances, and switches
  • Repeatedly checking in on loved ones to make sure they’re safe
  • Counting, tapping, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduce anxiety
  • Spending a lot of time washing or cleaning
  • Ordering or arranging things “just so”
  • Praying excessively or engaging in rituals triggered by religious fear

You can eliminate mild obsessive compulsion easily, whereas, severe obsessive compulsiveness, require support of medical and mental health professionals.

When you start pondering or obsessing over an activity, you must try to stop the negative pattern, and provide control and security. A good anchor code stops an obsessive thought pattern and provides fact-based security for new action. One can get it under control and recover from it, however at the present, there is no cure. It is a potential that will always be there in the background, even when one's life is no longer affected by it.

The treatment for obsessive compulsive behaviour depends on the how much the condition is affecting the daily life of the person. There are two main treatments, firstly Cognitive-behavioural therapy, which involves graded exposure and response prevention and the second being medication. The cognitive behaviour therapy emboldens one to face one's fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without neutralising them with compulsions. In second case, treatment is by medication to control one's symptoms by altering the balance of chemicals in brain.

Obsessive compulsive behaviour that has a relatively minor impact on one's daily life is usually treated with a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy involves exposure and response prevention that is used to help people with all severities. People with mild to moderate behaviour usually need about 10 hours of therapist treatment, combined with exercises to be done at home between sessions. Those with moderate to severe symptoms may need a more intensive course of therapy that lasts longer than 10 hours.

During the sessions, one works with therapist to break down the problems into their separate parts like physical feelings, thoughts and actions. The therapist encourages you to face your fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without putting them right. It requires motivation and one should start with situations that cause the least anxiety first. These exposure exercises need to take place many times a day, and need to be done for one to two hours without engaging in compulsions to undo them. People with Obsessive compulsive behaviour find that when they confront their anxiety without carrying the compulsion, the anxiety goes away. Each time, the chances of anxiety reduces and last for a shorter period of time. 

Once you have one exposure task, you can move on to a more difficult task, until you have overcome all of the situations that make you anxious.  It is important to remember it can take several months before a treatment has a noticeable effect. It is extremely vital to remember that no one is perfect, nor can anyone recover perfectly.  Even in well maintained recoveries, people can occasionally mess up and forget what they are supposed to be doing. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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