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Dr. Thara R

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Dr. Thara R is a popular Psychiatrist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Thara R at Laksha Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Thara R on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, mind fresh nahi rahta hamesa burden jaisa mahsus hota hai. Please suggest me something.

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
Hi, mind fresh nahi rahta hamesa burden jaisa mahsus hota hai. Please suggest me something.
Dear user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
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When ever I see a good looking girl, well maintained nice figure I feel like saying her I like her and want to kiss. But I have never said anyone till now so I hv no gf till now Age 32 years Weight 95 kg.Please tell.

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
When ever I see a good looking girl, well maintained nice figure I feel like saying her I like her and  want to kiss....
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. There is nothing wrong in feeling sexually attracted or feeling that you want to kiss an attractive girl. That is natural with any young man. The important point here is, you never crossed the limit. Be happy and don't worry about this. I suggest online counseling and cognitive therapy for you. Take care.
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I am having so much of angry and un control my self ,my head is heating that time, I having 2 years baby.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am having so much of angry and un control my self ,my head is heating that time, I having 2 years baby.
Hello lybrate user find out the root cause of your anger. Once that will be clear then one can work on that. Rather then working on the reactions. Your too much anger is the reaction of some issue which you left it untouched. Pls seek help speak to me online. Or opt for professional help.
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My brother is 40 years old and does not work for living. He is suffering from less confidence and hence avoid any kind of work. If pressurized, it leads to very unpleasant situations at home. Kindly suggest how he can recover from his current mental frame.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
My brother is 40 years old and does not work for living. He is suffering from less confidence and hence avoid any kin...
Please take following medicine:- satno. Phili. 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I like to sleep. But from last a couple of days I can't sleep properly. Some random thoughts come to my mind. I am not taking stress about studying. Feeling very irritated. What should I do?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I like to sleep. But from last a couple of days I can't sleep properly. Some random thoughts come to my mind. I am no...
Do not mind the mind. Let your random thoughts come and go. Do not wrestle with them, if you do, you are only increasing the momentum of thoughts. There are patterns and phases to sleep, some accumulated thought residues{insecurity, fear etc etc] buried deep often come to surface after a while. Let it go out of your system. Relax. This will pass.
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I feel some pain on my chest middle portion and slight left side. When I stretch my chest then realize the pain mainly. I smoke daily only 2/3 ciggarates. And also bad habit of sleeping oppositely (chest is on the down side). What I do sir?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel some pain on my chest middle portion and slight left side. When I stretch my chest then realize the pain mainl...
Homoeopathic medicine Ranunculus Bulbosus 30 ( SBL) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue 3 times daily for 10 days------------------- MAG PHOS 6X ( SBL) Chew 4 tab every 3-4 hrly depending upon severity of pain. Report after 10 days
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I am a patient of depression I want to know is there any ayurvedic medicine available for depression as I am taking ventab 75 mg once daily I do not want to take this medicine.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I am a patient of depression I want to know is there any ayurvedic medicine available for depression as I am taking v...
Respected Sir, Even though I practice allopathy, I am aware that there are medicines in ayurveda also for depression. However I chose to reply to your query as I wanted to know the reason why you wanted to stop Ventab. If it is due to side effects, there are numerous allopathic alternatives available with fewer side effects and better efficacy than ayurvedic medicines. On the other hand, if it is due to an inadequate response, you are taking a pretty low dose of Ventab which can be hiked up for better results. However I would advise you to do the same after consultation with a psychiatrist. Also, both ayurvedic and allopathic medicines have numerous drug interactions, hence I would caution you against the use of both at the same time and once again ask you to reconsider shifting from allopathy to ayurveda.
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Does lack of oxygen at the time of early childhood result in fit in the long run? Is it curable in adulthood? My doctor says it is different from epilepsy. The patient is around 42. Please guide.

MD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Yes lack of oxygen supply to brain lead to brain cell damage which may manifest as seizure or epilepsy in long run. Brain cells damaged in childhood can not be repaired but manifestations can be controlled with drugs. Appropriate antiepileptic drugs should be given to patient to keep him seizure free. Antiepileptic drugs doesn't have a blanket rule for dosage. Each patient individually needs titration of drug dosage and doctor see what dose suits him. It requires patience. Target is to control seizures completely because each seizure episode itself decrease oxygen supply to brain and further damages brain.
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What is the difference between Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression. Which one is better for repression of emotional issues.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Sonia, Past life regression uses hypnosis to get into the past life. May be one step ahead. But my advice is - why repress emotions? Channelise and express them appropriately with other therapies - like Rational Emotive therapy or Cognitive therapy.
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Hi doctor im 28 years old male I do have sleep disorder from the past 6 years and I have not take serious action but now I feel anxiety over stress and can not able to sleep and my brain can not shut while sleep it goes on thinking unwanted thinking please help me to fix this problems.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor im 28 years old male I do have sleep disorder from the past 6 years and I have not take serious action but ...
In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I now feel that I can not maintain the erection as I used to and some time it happen to prematurely I used to drink a lot but stopped now but I smoke please suggest any remedy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I now feel that I can not maintain the erection as I used to and some time it happen to prematurely I used to drink a...
The double effect of smoking and drinking will definitely affect your erectile capability. Smoking directly impacts your erection and it can do so immediately when you smoke. You can recover completely with quitting smoking and going on an exercise program immediately. You may visit a sexologist to determine the extent of damage and that person will also give you problem-specific actions to take.
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My elder sister (30) has a personality disorder, mental depression since 8 years, she is on medicine since 2 years, but not enough improvement noted. She don't want to talk to any family member, she has no desire to marry. She don't want to marry without any reason, she always feel depressed. We went to a psychiatrist and he prescribed antidepressants as fluvoxin, clonazepam, olanzapine etc and is being given since 2 yrs, but not enough cure noted. She lives like saint, she has no interest in society, no sexual need, no care of family, major depressed. Sir/Mam pls do suggest what to do? We are in much problem, is the medications are wrong? Pls Reply.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My elder sister (30) has a personality disorder, mental depression since 8 years, she is on medicine since 2 years, b...
Hi there ~ I am glad that you asked this question. Although this is an open forum and there would be limits to confidentiality that would be breached if I would answer your question fully, I will give you some information regarding the depressive disorder. I am however unable to prescribe medications or give you specific advice regarding counseling or therapy in your situation as it would be considered confidential and private. In that case I recommend that you book an online appointment after you review my profile on this website. Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than just sadness. Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people don't feel sad at all—they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or men in particular may even feel angry, aggressive, and restless. Whatever the symptoms, depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief. Are you depressed? If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms—especially the first two—and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from depression. You feel hopeless and helpless You’ve lost interest in friends, activities, and things you used to enjoy You feel tired all the time Your sleep and appetite has changed You can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult You can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try You are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual You’re consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behavior What are the signs and symptoms of depression? Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. It’s important to remember that these symptoms can be part of life’s normal lows. But the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they’ve lasted—the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression. When these symptoms are overwhelming and disabling, that's when it's time to seek help. Signs and symptoms of depression include: Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation. Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure. Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month. Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia). Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves. Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete. Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes. Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports. Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things. Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I am 42. Recently I resigned from my job due to much mental pressure by boss. I am home but I can't relax. Sometimes I feel sleeplessness n sometimes I sleep for hours. I can't focus, don't like anything, very anxious pulses at extremes. N severe neck pain. I really don't know what to do?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 42. Recently I resigned from my job due to much mental pressure by boss. I am home but I can't relax. Sometimes ...
Till you get a new job, you might feel anxious and depressed, if the symptoms are severe, kindly consult a psychiatrist and take treatment. All the best.
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Ways to Study Smarter Not Harder!

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Ways to Study Smarter   Not Harder!

There are few things I hear over and over again from students:

  1. How they are studying for so many in a day
  2. How they do not have even time for anything else in their life due to study pressure
  3. How they are sleep deprived
  4. How much they are stressed
  5. And finally, afterall the sacrifices and hard work, their exam performance is not what they expect.

Here are few tips to study smart, improve your grades and yet have a life!
We all know that 2 hours of focused study will be much more productive than 4 hours of distracted study. And, the good news is that concentration is a mental skill that you can develop and improve. There are two ways to improve your concentration:

  1. First, work on raising your brain's natural ability to concentrate or in other words, learn to increase your attention span.
  2. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier.

Improving your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it is worth it. In my personal experience with students, I have seen noticeable improvement in relatively short time.

A. Ideas for daily concentration boosting habits include

  1. Mindfulness meditation: Many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Mindfulness meditation, where one focuses on one's breathing,  is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. To begin with you may try a guided meditation. One can easily find audios for guided meditation online.
  2. Proper sleep: I am sorry to say this. Pulling all nighters will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be to study as well as answer questions in exams.
  3. Food for your Brain: The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not just keep scoring higher in the game! Try Lumosity and use only free version this will help you restrict your daily play time to 20 minutes and have maximum benefit.
  4. Eat healthier: Your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Instead, you could keep some nuts such as walnuts, almond or peanuts as in between munches. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could.  
  5. Exercise: It is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing energy and focus. At least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Going for a short jog of 20 minutes will make next 4 to 5 hours of study very efficient.

B. Optimize your mental state & environment

In addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine; also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying.

  1. Create a study space: Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed.
  2. Remove distractions: Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration.
  3. Reduce background noises: If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking.
  4. Use timer: Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time.
  5. Stay motivated: If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing 2-3 hours of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to.
  6. Take breaks: Take a break every two hours. Your mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten-minutes break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind.

Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also.

How an expert can help?
If you want to get individualized expert opinion about how you are studying currently and what ways you can improve; you can always consult the expert. Once he/she knows what your current study methods are, they will be able to give you specific tips to improve upon. Most likely once you incorporate those tips you will be spending less time studying and your grades will improve. That's what is studying smarter and not harder means!! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.

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How to free from depression, anxiety, fear and am not getting good sleep. Try to help mee.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How to free from depression, anxiety, fear and am not getting good sleep. Try to help mee.
Anxiety and stress is part of everyday life.Important is how you take this stress.Some takes it lightly and other like you lose heart and confidenceand take helpof addictive medicine and few others fallprey to drugs .This shows you nature of weakness in your mind.Stress and tensions are self created ,and dont fall prey to them but try to sort out the exact cause. Homoeopathic medicine PASSIFLORA Q (Dr Reckeweg) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water in morning .Drink 40 drops in 20 ml fresh water before sleep. ALPHA TS ( WILMAR SCHWABE INDIA) Drink 30 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 time daily.
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Hi I am saurav my sister is having high fever from five days. She also has body pain. She is having difficulty in breathing also. I want to know that what is this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi I am saurav my sister is having high fever from five days. She also has body pain. She is having difficulty in bre...
1.If she is having fever with breathing difficulty, she has to be seen by doctor. 2.Do blood examination like ESR, CBC, Widal/ Typhidot test, Blood for mp/malaria antigen and Dengue antigen(NS1) test after consulting doctor
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I am 25 year old boy suffering from anxiety disorder. My doctor give me opipramol 50 mg twice a day. He said that it will take time to work at lest 6 to 8 weeks to start working. Is this true.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 25 year old boy suffering from anxiety disorder. My doctor give me opipramol 50 mg twice a day. He said that it ...
Dear Ravi, It is true that most antidepressants take time to cross the blood brain barrier. But Opipramol reaches brain faster. May be -7 days time. The benefits will come only if it is adequate dose - not just fifty mg. Please consult the doctor again after 1 week. He may increase the dose or add another drug or psychotherapy or relaxation therapy.
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