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Dr. Vidhya

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Vidhya Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Vidhya is a trusted Psychologist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Aashiana Psychiatric Centre in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vidhya on Lybrate.com.

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Suffering from Depression and Anxiety from last 1 year or maybe more. Recently found out symptoms of depression and anxiety in my body and in my behaviour like running heartbeat, assuming things other people say negatively etc. I don't have any control on my thoughts. Don't know what to do !how can I get back normal like I was before ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Please do not fight your symptoms, the more you fight to get rid of them, the more the conflict. Your condition is a result of faulty thinking over the years. Expectations, fear of outcome etc etc just be brave enough for any kind of outcome and trust destiny, your shoulders will get lighter.
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How can I increase my memory power, I forget many things after 2-3 hours. I consult many doctors but no improvement.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Try out these suggestions meticulously: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I am applying for immigration to a certain country. I am a regular smoker. Will this be a problem in the medical examination.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, if it can be detected it means you are a heavy user. It is normally visible on the lungs, if an X-ray is taken. Patches of lungs will be covered by the tobacco tar and it will be visible on the X-ray.
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I feel I am under depression. I'm always surrounded with people but I don't feel like laughing or even talking. My mind is never at peace and I always feel like crying. Can you please suggest me what to do?

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
Depression can happen to anyone  and does happen to one in four of us over our lifetimes.  Different factors that make it more likely to happen include biological make up, upbringing, or reactions to life events. What keeps it going though is how we deal with those things. The way we think and what we do affects the way we feel. Thinking differently: * STOP take a pause, do relaxation breathing. And ask yourself. What I am racing to- is it fact or opinion? Or is it a negative thinking? * Do something different to divert mind from these thoughts * learn Mindfulness activity and breathing * Self hypnosis helps to reinforce positive thoughts and positive self image * Use positive self talk * Engage in a hobby. Most importantly even when one is depressed he is not always experiencing depression. No two moments are same. Look closely. Each moment is new. Focus and enhance happy peaceful moments. Mindfulness breathing helps to break the depressive cycle of thoughts by bringing our attention to current moment.
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Of late I have been feeling depressed a lot. I went to see psychiatrist. He advised me to get serum lithium test done. Result says lithium level is below 0.21. I want to know if it signifies that I have some mood swing problem, depression, BPD or it is just to administer my prescription. Also I have heard about side effects of antidepressant so I am bit afraid of taking them. Please advice.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Antidepressants do not have side effects which cannot be managed. Depression has worse effects on health and general well being of a person than side effects of medications if any. Lithium tests are advised usually if you already are taking any medications for your problem. It is a mood stabilizer and used for resistant relapsing depressions or bipolar disorders. Consult online for any queries and assistance.
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How can I increase willpower? I tried mindfulness breathing exercises, as suggested, and found them very difficult to do. My mind gets distracted within 15-20 seconds. Could you please tell me other exercises (preferably easy one) or some other methods. My intention is to increase willpower and concentration.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Homoeopathic medicines are very effective for increasing concentration and if done with yoga, will give you great results! But practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1. Shashankasana: Sit in Vajrasana with hands on the thighs. The upper body is straight and relaxed. Inhaling raise both arms above the head. Exhaling keep the back straight and bend upper body and arms forward from the hips, until arms and forehead touch the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally remain in this position for a while. Relax the whole body, especially the shoulders, neck and back. Inhaling keep the back straight and raise the upper body and arms. Exhaling return to the starting position. Practice the exercise 3 times in total. Remain bending forward for sometime and consciously perceive the movement of the breath on the spine. 2. Virasana: Sit in Vajrasana. Hands rest on the thighs and the body is relaxed. Bring the left foot beside the right knee with the sole of the foot flat on the floor. Place the left elbow on the left knee and rest the chin in the hand. Right hand rests on the right thigh. Tuck the toes of the right foot under. The right knee remains in contact with the floor. Transfer the weight onto the right heel. Concentrate on a fixed point in front. Breathing normally remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. 3. Sit in Vajrasana. Body is straight and hands rest on the thighs. Relax the whole body. Inhaling stretch the arms above the head, then bring them behind the back and grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Exhaling bend the body forward from the hips, keeping the back straight, until the forehead touches the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally concentrate on the whole body and relax. Remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Inhaling slowly bring the body upright. At the same time stretch the arms above the head. Exhaling return to the starting position. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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I am 50 Years old. I can't sleep at night because of heavy stress and sometimes I feel some thing is moving in ears & pain. How to overcome these stress andfeelings?

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 can understand. You are not only suffering from stress but also anxiety disorder. You need to get treatment from a psychologist. You may post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I suddenly and completely quit smoking 7 days ago. I ve been smoking for 4 years not regularly. I'm in a strong will that I ll never smoke anymore. Will this sudden changes in my blood cause side effects? Some say, quitting suddenly will give side effects like aged skin, hair fall etc. Please help. I'm 24 male.

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 Pavan. If you have sudden will power, nothing will happen to you. You are already strong enough. Go ahead. Your body has started its repair process and within 6 months your lungs will be as healthy as before. Take care.
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What is schizophrenia disorder? Is it related to psychosis .what are the symptoms of this disorder and causes and what are it's consequences and treatment. Is any therapies for this disorder.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness (SMI). Psychotic symptoms are one of the many symptoms of schizophrenia. Psychotic symptoms are also one of the most obvious symptoms of schizophrenia. Presence of delusions, hallucinations, odd behaviors leading to poor functioning can all be symptoms of schizophrenia. One may be able to notice smiling/ muttering to self, suspiciousness etc in a patient with schizophrenia. In different people different symptoms may be present. Medicines are usually the mainstay of treatment whereas counseling, therapy, lifestyle changes are needed to improve various aspects of the disease as well. Take care!
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I have mind problem so my mind some time disturb without any problem please solve my problem probably.

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 user. I can see that you have mind problem. Please don't panic. Do provide more information and symptoms you are facing. These information will help us diagnose your mind problem and advise cure. Take care.
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I am a student and preparing for a competitive exam. I sleep 8-9 hrs but want to sleep 4-5 hrs can it will be possible with doing meditation.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
Dear I want to share with you some practical experience of your topic. If you are seriously preparing for competetive exams. You must be doing lot of labour so to give rest to your mind you need proper sleep for relaxation of your mind. Don't try to interfere in natural course otherwise you will be nowhere. With proper concentration one can learn more in two hours rather than 4 hrs of study with tired and disturbed concentration. Hope you can understand my Suggestion..
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I am 39 years male. I have behavioral disorders from last 3 months. please help.?

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 , behavior disorders are of many categories like obsessive compulsive disorder, impulsive disorder adhd etc. Treatment requires proper diagnosis of your disorder. Please post a detailed private question to me and I will help you diagnose and to manage it. Take care.
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Actually I'm suffering from the problem of anxiety. I have to take One tablet of clots Plus Daily or sometime even two when it exceeds. Please suggest some homeopathic or synthetic medicine or some treatment to cure this problem permanently.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, You are having some anxiety disorder probably. We need to talk to you to know about type of your anxiety disorder. There are good and effective medicine for anxiety disorder. There is no cure for anxiety disorder in ayurvedic and allopathic medicine though patient has spontaneous remission in some cases. Get yourself tested for serum thyroid level, Vit B12, vit D3 level. Start breathing exercise daily, maintain your sleep duration. Drink at least 3 to 4 L of water per day. All these measures will help you significantly. Consult psychiatrist for comprehensive treatment. All d best.
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Hello Sir, I am. Talking lithosun 300 from past one year, along with zovane and lonazep, as last year I had extreme period of depression and suicidal tendencies, I used to have hallucinations and I used to see ghosts faces in people faces, I could not sleep at all, I lost around 20 kgs weight, I do not know if I had bipolar or something else, I am a topper in class, I just wanted to ask you that lithosun as I have heard is excreted from kidneys, so almost one year has passed I am. Taking it, what effects could it cause on my kidneys, moreover I wanna say that I am completely recovered from the disease, I am healthy, I eat healthy, I have good appetite, I go to gym, I gained about 10 kgs of weight from last year by going to gym and eating healthy, one.more thing, everything is fine except sometimes I cannot recognize myself properly in photos, and I find difficulty in driving due to detachment and forgetting directions often, beside this I am fit ad fine, I will be thankful if you answer my queries.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
Very happy to know you have fully recovered. I give full credit to your doctor for EXCELLENT treatment provided and you, off course for following your doctor' advice till date. Very very good. Now, please visit nearest patanjali kendra for any brain tonics etc. Give them all details of past treatment. The Dr. there might give you such tonics that will boost brain piwer and flush out all toxic materials from your body, making your system healthy. Plus, you must practice religiously as taught on astha channel 5- 7.30 am and YOU WILL NEVER GO BACK TO ANY MENTAL ILLNESS EVER. BUT, YOU MUST PRACTICE ALL.
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Hi, can depression, nervousness,tension b the cause f weight loss? If yes, then in what sense? Sm advise fr this? Thanx.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
Hello lybrate user, yes there are many reasons for weight loss. 1. Depression depression has a number of symptoms. However, some people do not recognize that they have depression. They may feel low and not right but cannot say why. They may even think of it as just normal for them. Many people with depression can hide their true feelings from friends and family. Weight loss may develop due to not eating much. It is sometimes friends or family who may actually notice that a person has lost weight and it then turns out to be due to depression. 2. Dementia people in the early stages of dementia may appear to get by reasonably well but, in fact, they are not able to look after themselves very well. They may have a poor diet but appear happy in themselves. Again, it is sometimes friends or family who may first notice that a person is not right and has lost weight and it then turns out to be the early stages of dementia. Nervousness is not the reason for weight loss. Kindly consult any pediatrician or counsellor.
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Hello. Doctor. I completed tenth class. I'm generally weak from childhood. Now I joined in junior inter and I'm weak in studies too and now so many days I didn't went to college for some weeks because of some health problems and I fell back in syllabus and studies and I'm afraid because of that and I'm in fear that education will come to me or not and because of health problems I'm unable to go to college. And now my parents saying that leave this year studies and go to yoga classes for getting well in health and computer certificate course and now the problem is if I waste now a year I'm fearing that what would my relatives and friends and another people will say of that and they will start kidding me and I'm not sure that I can cover the missed classes by hard work and I will be surely get back in class. So please suggest me what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you live worrying about what other people will think and say of you, you will be ruined. You have not given details of your health problem so it is difficult for me to tell you what to do. If your mother, who knows you best recommends this course of action, I suggest that you do so. If you think she does not understand the modern day kid or you, in particular, talk to her about your worries and she will advise you best. Sometimes a change in course does wonders to your intellectual prowess and help you with some confidence too. One year spent fruitfully will do you more good than harm.
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I am a male aged 60. Mentally and physically of 35. Want to be female as well as my male penis and other male parts should be as it is. So in looks I should be male, with the female and male body. Is it possible? I am at Ahmedabad, having two children, both are married. Yet want to enjoy sex as a female.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may be a very confused individual. At the age of 60 years finding someone to relate to you as a female itself is a monumental task – I would imagine near impossible. You may have to resort to self gratification, which may not be so satiating. Further you say you want to retain your male apparatus. Do you not think that that will put off your counterpart, if you succeed in finding one. Sometimes some men feel like a woman in a man’s body and that is an unfortunate situation. However in spite of that you cannot be both sexes. I think you need to talk to a sexologist and sort out your conflict ridden body and emotions to seek one or the other recourse, not both.
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Hiii. I am 35 years old. I am facing some problem like unable to sleep in night properly and many times I feel so heaviness in my brain and feeling so restless and able to concentrate. Bad bad thoughts coming in my mind. What should I do.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate user lybrate-user due to heavy pressure and changing environment every one is facing so much tension and stress so its common these days. Make yourself busy so that your brain should be in motion and for bad thoughts listen so loud music. Try some deep breathing exercise. Lie down before 10 or 10: 30 and read some book and if your sleeping cycle will be regular then your stress level will also decrease. Consult any psychologist it will help.
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I have depression problem because of my personal problems what can I do for recover.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jalandhar
U should first discuss your personal problem, otherwise won't b benefitted. You may need counselling as well as medications.
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Have left chest pain in summer heat n humidity. ECG two times normal. Tense abt this suggest easy remedy plz .

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 lybrate user. I can understand. If both the ecgs are clear, your pain is due to anxiety disorder. I suggest counselling and cognitive behavior therapy. Take care.
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