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Dr. Swarna Jyothi

Psychiatrist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Swarna Jyothi Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Swarna Jyothi is an experienced Psychiatrist in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can visit her at Je Nesam Hospital in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Swarna Jyothi on Lybrate.com.

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I frequently observes mood swings ,and mostly feel depressed for no reason and think repeatedly for what sins I have made for being depressed but do not know y it happens mostly can you suggest a remedy or medicine for it.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I frequently observes mood swings ,and mostly feel depressed for no reason and think repeatedly for what sins I have ...
If you also have depression, you, can relate to the gnawing, stubborn and heavy weight of guilt. Depression dampens a person’s reasoning and problem-solving functions. “This is why a person can feel unrealistically negative about himself, feel guilty or responsible for things that he might not truly believe if the depression wasn’t active.” 5 Tips to Help Chip Away at Your Guilt Of course, guilt isn’t something that simply dissolves with several quick fixes. But you can slowly chip away at your guilt. The below tips may help. 1. Move your body. Getting physical will lower cortisol, increase endorphin flow and awaken your senses.” It also helps people with depression think more clearly and feel better overall. 2. Shift your thoughts. “Feelings of guilt can set a depressed individual into a cycle of negative thinking; each thought worsening into a deeper, more hopeless frame of thinking. That’s why working on your thoughts is key. It is suggested to revise negative thoughts into positive thoughts or using positive imagery. 3. Remember guilty thoughts are not facts. It is helpful to remind yourself that your guilt is just a voice. “Once you say, ‘Oh, there’s the guilt,’ you can put some distance between yourself and the guilt.” 4. Try humor. Humor can lighten the heaviness. For many people with depression, guilt is a real and stubborn symptom. It manipulates the facts and exacerbates your mood. But while guilt can be persistent and overwhelming, it also can be managed and minimized. If you have any further queries feel free to contact. Regards, Sukanya Biswas.
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I am 20 years old. When I am sad. I am getting severe pain in heart. I can't bear this pain. I feel lonely because of my love issues. I am not able to become mentally strong. How to stop this severe pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 years old. When I am sad. I am getting severe pain in heart. I can't bear this pain. I feel lonely because of...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg and consult cardiologist
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My friend has a problem of fearing from everything. He is suffering from panic disorder. Please advise.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
My friend has a problem of fearing from everything.  He is suffering from panic disorder. Please advise.
Panic disorder can be treated with medicines and / or psychotherapy (cognitive behaviour therapy) after assessment from a psychiatrist.
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I have a friend. We meet very rarely. From past one year I have met her only once for hardly one hour. But we do chat almost everyday. Now the thing is she comes in my dream very frequently. May be once in a month for sure. I don't think of her before sleeping or I don't day dream about her. I am not able to find out the reason. Can anybody tell me the reason behind it? What is the secret behind these dreams? Why don't I get other people in dreams frequently like her?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I have a friend. We meet very rarely. From past one year I have met her only once for hardly one hour. But we do chat...
Hi please do not beleive in dreams. Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. The medicine you use should be Original. I supply original Swiss medicines for which I take only Medicine and Courier charge. You have to contact me in my website of Lybrate. Mix 3 drops of Olive+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of Larch + 3 drops of Aspen + 3 drops of Rock rose + 3 drops of Scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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Panic Disorder- How To Control It

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Panic Disorder- How To Control It

A panic attack is an intense and sudden feeling of fear that may lead the person to lose control and fear that he is dying. The intensity of the attack normally hits for around ten minutes though the symptoms may linger on after that. It normally occurs without prior signals and is typically unrelated to any of the underlying health troubles.

Ways to Control Panic Attack Symptoms-

If you are experiencing signs of panic attacks, then it is imperative to undergo proper medical treatment to find out any deeper medical problem related to these symptoms. If there is no definite cause, which is required to be treated, then there are various ways of controlling the panic attacks.

  1. Proper education: If panic attacks are left untreated for a long time, then it may lead to panic disorder, which includes frequent and recurrent panic attacks within a short span. So, it is important to have proper knowledge for combating panic disorders. You will have to understand how the fear centre of the brain works in order to recognise what panic disorder is. It is imperative to understand that the signs of panic disorder have no connection with any severe illness.

  2. Calm breathing: When a person is hit with a panic disorder, it is natural to take short, shallow breaths. You will have to take control of your breath and try to create a slow stream of air within and breathe it out, which will prevent hyperventilation and an accumulation of carbon-dioxide in the blood. It is recommended to practice slow breathing in a normal state of mind, so that you have a good hold over the technique which would come in handy when a panic attack occurs. You will have to breathe in for five seconds and hold the breath for one second before you exhale it out, spanning through four seconds. Repeat the process several times until you start experiencing a soothing feel.

  3. Muscle relaxation: Then you must try to learn how to relax the body by tensing and then relaxing different muscles, which will reduce the overall anxiety and stress levels causing panic attacks. You can start working on the muscles of your feet and then slowly move on to the forehead. You will have to tighten each muscle group while taking a deep breath, hold it for a few moments and release it while breathing out.

In case you think you are suffering from a panic disorder, it is imperative to waste no time and talk to a psychologist without further delay.

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I knew since a long time that I have a habit of lying since childhood. I find comfort in lies. Sometimes I lie unnecessarily. My parents were strict so I found it easier to lie than to confront honesty. This habit has gotten so deep in me now that my relationships are affected with it now. I thought this was something I could control. I hadn't lied in 3 months. I thought I could now change my life style. But I've come to realize that Now I'm lying unnecessarily. I feel helpless really since I can't bring anyone to trust me now. My relationship is over because of my lies even when I was completely loyal and I only wanted the best to happen to us. Earlier I lied about my past because I didn't want him to judge me and I didn't want my past to interfere in my present. Somehow things had gotten a bit fine but today after 3 months I again tried lying and he caught me and ended everything. I am not a teenager I am an adult. I feel really depressed due to what lying has done to me. Please help me. I don't want anyone to think of me as a bad person when I'm not so I lie, eventually I become a bad person by lying. If I can't correct this lying how can I ever live a normal and happy life? I'm ruining other's life too. He is in depression because of me. I ruined his career and his dreams. I want to help him but since I'm the root cause. I can nowhere be near him. Please help me. I can't live with this burden. I've always lived for acceptance and therefore I've made a lot of mistakes and lying just adds cherry to the cake. My feelings are true and in no way are less than the feelings he has for me. But now I'm just a liar who can never be trusted no matter what good I do in my life.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I knew since a long time that I have a habit of lying since childhood. I find comfort in lies. Sometimes I lie unnece...
This is a personality disorder and you have to train your mind to be stable and if you cannot do it alone go for a counselling. Do meditaion and yoga for mind control.
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I am medicines for BP, Gas, Thyroid & Gastritis. My question is can I take alcohol.

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 am medicines for BP, Gas, Thyroid & Gastritis. My question is can I take alcohol.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Alcohol is poison. A single drop of alcohol even damages liver cells. Moreover, alcohol interact with most medicines. Please avoid alcohol. Take care.
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How to solve the problem of depression and dyslexia. These two diseases are connected.

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, dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is a learning disability characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Dyslexia and depression are not related. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest 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
Dear Vab, Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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Despite regular intake of prescribed medicines, I encounter depression attacks once a year that troubles me for at least a couple of months. How to get rid of such occurrences?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Despite regular intake of prescribed medicines, I encounter depression attacks once a year that troubles me for at le...
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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This is for my sister-she is been suffering from depression from past 2-11/2 years and had undergone a treatment last year and after few months she recovered and was completely normal, recently her symptoms have come back and is need of treatment and would like her to be seen by another physcritist and get second opinion too. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
This is for my sister-she is been suffering from depression from past 2-11/2 years and had undergone a treatment last...
Respected Sir, I perfectly understand what you are feeling and empathize with you completely. When it comes to our family and loved ones, no number of opinions is going to leave us entirely satisfied. However you have to understand that Depression tends to have a recurring course, in some individuals. The fact that you mentioned that she recovered within a few months of treatment leads me to believe that the diagnosis and treatment of the psychiatrist you consulted initially was accurate and spot on. Usually in treatment of 1st episode depression treatment needs to be continued for 9-12 months. If not, the chances of recurrence are very high. Even if you complete the entire duration of treatment which I doubt you did, there is a small chance of recurrence. Moreover in most cases, patients usually want to continue treatment with the same psychiatrist to whom they have opened up their innermost thoughts and feelings. Hence, I would advise you to discuss with the patient and then decide together regarding continuing treatment with the same psychiatrist but the change of psychiatrist is unlikely to bring about a change in the recurring course of depression if treatment is not continued regularly.
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I cry a lot. Whenever i get angry, i cry. I can't control that. Is that a depression?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Do you cry when you are sad also? If you didn?t I would be surprised. Anyway what you are doing is called ?feeling substitution. For some reason you have had no permission to be or express anger; or you have had a bad experience when you expressed anger and it had backfired on you; or you may have a wrong concept that anger is bad; or you may think that anger leads to bad consequences. All or any of these reasons could have made you substitute anger with grief. That way you do not have to deal with the feeling and you could invite the sympathy of people around you. Anger is a pure energy feeling. People therefore mistakenly think that they need to act violent, aggressive or do some damage as an act of its expression. This fallacy has lead to so many unnecessary and very harmful outcomes, unfortunately. In fact anger is a good feeling that must be expressed but can be done calmly, gently and comfortably. Yes, people do not like to see someone angry because of them but that does not mean you need to avoid the feeling altogether. I suggest you talk to someone about this and explore feeling the anger and expressing it to see, if your fears are justified. You will be surprised. Many times that I have expressed anger legitimately and appropriately, I have invited so much of respect instead. You are certainly not depressed, if other factors remain normal.
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Unwanted thoughts in mind porn thoughts for family members very upset it is from 13 years.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Unwanted thoughts in mind porn thoughts for family members very upset it is from 13 years.
All of us get random, unwanted and unpleasant thoughts. These thoughts come mostly from our sub-conscious mind. It's a part of our brain that is beyond our awareness and control. It is completely normal and natural to get'inappropriate' thoughts also. A thought becomes'important' when you give it an emotional value. So when you call a thought'bad'dirty'good' etc, your brain puts it in the'important thought category' if you do not label a thought and call it'just a thought' it just goes away. So first of all try to reduce the emotional or moral value of the thoughts that bother you. Your actions determine your character, not your thoughts. That said, if it is a repetitive and highly distressing thought then you must visit a psychiatrist, as it could be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder or ocd. There are good medical and counseling therapies for ocd.
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I had a fall from stair case one month back. Buy my tail bone is still paining. What to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I had a fall from stair case one month back. Buy my tail bone is still paining. What to do?
You need to avoid stressed activities which according to you is causing you trouble and you need to meet a physiotherapist
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I feel head ach since two days and also body pain please give me advise or medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
General Physician,
I feel head ach since two days and also body pain please give me advise or medicine.
You may take bed rest. With plenty of liquid, fruit juice, narial water, with energy drink and take analgesic for temporary relief.
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Im depressed. I got married a year back and i am not happy with the people i stay currently?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
If you are not happy with the people that you live with, that can make you unhappy, sad, angry, lonely etc. Find a counsellor, who can hear you out and help you to decide to either move out, or if you want to continue to stay there, then how can you make meaningful space for yourself and be able to feel happier in the same environment. You can't change how people talk and treat you, but you can change how you respond to them and learn ways to protect yourself emotionally and physically if needed.
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5 Tips To Reduce Your Anxiety Instantly

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
5 Tips To Reduce Your Anxiety Instantly

Anxiety is something you face a lot due to different reasons. It also leads to mutiple problems, including low confidence, giving you an uneasy or uneasy feeling and more importantly affects your general well being and ability to work. If you feel you suffer from anxiety, here are some ways to reduce it.

  1. Accept the anxiety: Anxiety is only a temporary phase which everyone faces. If you keep worrying and try to fight it, you will become even more anxious and your health will become even worse. The only way to deal with the anxiety mentally is to accept that this is a temporary phase and that it will pass away soon.
  2. Self-soothing techniques: There are many physiological things for you to do as well which will allow you to relieve anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing is a very good way to achieve this. Sometimes reassuring yourself is more valuable than you think. Practice saying comforting things to yourself and the stress and anxiety will automatically reduce. Muscle relaxation is yet another method which will allow you to decrease your anxiety.
  3. Monitor your diet: Your diet is crucial in reducing your anxiety as caffeine and alcohol are two of the leading causes of anxiety in your body. However, abruptly stopping your intake of caffeine and alcohol also leads to withdrawal symptoms. Therefore balancing out intake of alcohol and caffeine is crucial.
  4. Exercise regularly: You probably know that exercise is very important for maintaining good health. However, what you probably do not know is that exercise is perhaps more effective than even medication in relieving your anxiety. Therefore, it is imperative for you to get moving.
  5. Get adequate sleep: Everyone feels bad when they do not sleep enough. However, did you know that lack of sleep is a major cause of anxiety. The more you sleep, the less anxious you will feel.
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I am 32 and divorced my kids age is 4 years old.I struggled to get back my kid from my ex wife and her husband.Kid is well settled with me and is very much attached to me.He never asks me about his mom but sometimes he is asking me to bring a new mom for him.He had undergone slight torture in my ex wife 's house.I have only two questions. 1.Will it be ok to marry now? 2.He is not going to school how should I convince him?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
As he is asking for a new mom, he should get used to her. Most important, you and other lady have to be well receptive and caring for your child. I can give more advice if you need and ask me privately.
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Sir I am a student and I want to know the way to increase my memory power please suggest me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do take balanced diet and hydrated and avoid stress anxiety and do focus one thing at a time regularly best wishes
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How can we manage stress? I dont usually take stress easily but once it gets too much I turn out to be an outburst of wrath I am 18 and am a student I just feel headaches eye aches and I feel I cannot breathe once I lose my patience. Please help me get my anger down and help myself be calm even at the hardest moments. Thank you

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You need to attend anger management sessions with a counsellor. Anger is a healthy emotion as it helps yo to know that your needs and expectations are not being met, someone is misusing you or you are getting hurt. Yet if you resort to anger too often and get abusive, then it can become difficult as it will start affecting your relationships. Teens have been known for their anger as they are at the threshold of discovering themselves and establishing an identity for themselves in the world. They are also idealistic in nature and emotionally sway from one extreme to the other. Often they find the world an oppressive place, where people tell a bunch of lies and are often fake. Please meet a counsellor in your city to help you come out of this situation and develop a more realistic view of self and the world.
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