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Dr. Virudha Girinathan B S

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Virudha Girinathan B S Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Virudha Girinathan B S is a renowned Psychologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Virudha Girinathan B S personally at Psycho Diagnostic Clinic in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Virudha Girinathan B S on Lybrate.com.

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Hello i am 25 year old a girl. Main 6 year se deprresion se suffar kar rahi hu and mera weight v badh gaya hai so give me the solution in hindi please.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Depression ke liye psychiatrist se consult karna chahiye. Weight ke liye dieting exercise, yoga etc regular se karna chahiye.
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Actually I reside in kanpur for my studies in college hostel but from past few days bad thoughts are irritating me for eg thoughts like how if have a fear water or if I have a fear of this thing that thing or if I committed suicide. Like that I am really tensed about this please suggest some medication.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Actually I reside in kanpur for my studies in college hostel but from past few days bad thoughts are irritating me fo...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose. On empty stomach.
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I have taken being made from marijuana plant for 6 months and I have quitted it for 10 days now I have digestion problem nd I feel lack of energy through out the day, I spent my whole day sleeping pls help what to do I want to recover from all these things. Ans sometimes I feel depressed with my life, pls help.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have taken being made from marijuana plant for 6 months and I have quitted it for 10 days now I have digestion prob...
Dear lybrate-user, Problem with digestion, lack of energy, excessive sleeping, feeling depressed with life are symptoms of depressive disorder. Probably you tried marijuana to feel better. It could not help forever. Now you are back again with all symptoms. Please consult psychiatrist who will diagnose your depressive symptoms properly and treat you. Please don't try marijuana again since it will give only temporary relief. Your symptoms are not due to marijuana withdrawal. They are due to another probably a depressive disorder.
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In genetic testing for pregnancy is it possible to identify for mental illness specially schizophrenia. Me and my wife are healthy couple but my mother-in-law is having schizophrenia. So what medicine or testing is available to reduce the risk for same in pregnancy to the kid.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
In genetic testing for pregnancy is it possible to identify for mental illness specially schizophrenia. Me and my wif...
No it is not possible to reliably detect as of now. Dont focus too much on it. Since the baby's grandmother is the only person having schizophrenia in the family, his/ her chances of having schizophrenia is anyway very low.
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I hav anxiety problem, Can you tel me which food can reduce the anxiety. Which food should to eat and not to eat.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I hav anxiety problem,
Can you tel me which food can reduce the anxiety.
Which food should to eat and not to eat.
Do not use stimulants like coffee tea, smoking learn to meditate the best for anxiety exercise daily without fail.
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I Am not confident about myself. I lack communication skill with a stranger and am I don't mix well in a group. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I Am not confident about myself. I lack communication skill with a stranger and am I don't mix well in a group. What ...
Homoeopathic medicine ACONITE NAP 1M ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops today night itself and forget this medicine now for 15 days P.L.30 .Ask the homoeopathic pharmacit to prepare thi medicine 2 drahm in 30 number globules and tart taking 4 tabs 3 timess daily for 15 days starting from omorrow. Report me after 15 days With some time and practice (this is not an overnight phenomenon), you too can be a self-confident person, both inside and out, whom others admire. 1. Stay away from negativity and bring on the positivity This is the time to really evaluate your inner circle, including friends and family. This is a tough one, but it's time to seriously consider getting away from those individuals who put you down and shred your confidence.Be positive, even if you're not feeling it quite yet. Put some positive enthusiasm into your interactions with others and hit the ground running, excited to begin your next project. Stop focusing on the problems in your life and instead begin to focus on solutions and making positive changes. 2. Change your body language and image This is where posture, smiling, eye contact, and speech slowly come into play. Just the simple act of pulling your shoulders back gives others the impression that you are a confident person. Smiling will not only make you feel better, but will make others feel more comfortable around you. Imagine a person with good posture and a smile and you'll be envisioning someone who is self-confident. Look at the person you are speaking to, not at your shoes--keeping eye contact shows confidence. Last, speak slowly. Research has proved that those who take the time to speak slowly and clearly feel more self-confidence and appear more self-confident to others. The added bonus is they will actually be able to understand what you are saying. Go the extra mile and style your hair, give yourself a clean shave, and dress nicely. Not only will this make you feel better about yourself, but others are more likely to perceive you as successful and self-confident as well. A great tip: When you purchase a new outfit, practice wearing it at home first to get past any wardrobe malfunctions before heading out. 3. Don't accept failure and get rid of the negative voices in your head Never give up. Never accept failure. There is a solution to everything, Low self-confidence is often caused by the negative thoughts running through our minds on an endless track. If you are constantly bashing yourself and saying you're not good enough, aren't attractive enough, aren't smart enough or athletic enough, and on and on, you are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are becoming what you are preaching inside your head, and that's not good. The next time you hear that negativity in your head, switch it immediately to a positive affirmation and keep it up until it hits the caliber of a self-confidence boost. 4. Be prepared Learn everything there is to know about your field, job, presentation--whatever is next on your "to conquer" list. If you are prepared, and have the knowledge to back it up, your self-confidence will soar. 5. For tough times, when all else fails: Create a great list Life is full of challenges and there are times when it's difficult to keep our self-confidence up. Sit down right now and make a list of all the things in your life that you are thankful for, and another list of all the things you are proud of accomplishing. Once your lists are complete, post them on your refrigerator door, on the wall by your desk, on your bathroom mirror--somewhere where you can easily be reminded of what an amazing life you have and what an amazing person you really are. If you feel your self-confidence dwindling, take a look at those lists and let yourself feel and be inspired all over again by you.
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What is a depression and how it is control by himself and which tablets in depression.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What is a depression and how it is control by himself and which tablets in depression.
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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I am 18 years old. I am suffering from external hemorrhoids and the stress is very very high. While the motion the bleeding is coming out. What can I do to reduce and cure this hemorrhoids.

BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
I am 18 years old. I am suffering from external hemorrhoids and the stress is very very high. While the motion the bl...
U have to take peoper and symptomatic treatment in homoeopathy. Some medicine such as ratanhia 200, hammamelis 30 has good result in such cases. Drink plenty of water and depend on liquid diet.
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My age is 26 stayed in kolkata. I used to drink almost every night for the last 6-8 months. Every morning I think for that but couldn't get raid from that. Now days I can not sleep without that. I know its bad but I couldn't overcome from that. My personal tinkling as well as my life getting worse with everyday. So please suggest me something to overcome this period.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each some wi other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap ne for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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My body develops dizziness gradually throughout the day. I don't know the reason 9f this. I take regular diet and do not have any type of depression. I have some tendency of feeling unwell and fear of getting unconscious during daytime. Please guide me how to tackle with this fear and why this happening to me.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
My body develops dizziness gradually throughout the day. I don't know the reason 9f this. I take regular diet and do ...
Hi, dizziness could be caused due to spondylosis, anaemia, dehydration, high or low blood pressure, or low sugar levels in blood. In your case, I assume you have ruled out bp, diabetes, and anaemia. Drink plentyful of water, (around 3 litres) specially if you are working in a heated environment and see the difference. If not better, go to your physician for further investigations. All the best.
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I am too addicted to cigarettes. I smoke 10-12 cigarettes daily. Plus sometimes I take cold drink with it. Did it make any sexual impact on me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am too addicted to cigarettes. I smoke 10-12 cigarettes daily. Plus sometimes I take cold drink with it. Did it mak...
Every cigarette you smoke will affect your erectile capacity, and in the long run it can lead to impotence. The nicotine in tobacco smoke is a vasco-constrictor which means that it narrows the blood vessels and reduces the blood supply. The penis gets erect from the pressure of the blood that rushes to it when you get sexually aroused. But because of the poor blood flow, it can decrease in its capacity to remain rigid for sexual penetration. Smoking can also affect men's sperm, which can reduce fertility and also increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage. You are well advised to quit immediately.
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Depression - 7 Easy Homeopathic Remedies that Help Combat it

DHMS, DI.HOM
Homeopath, Delhi
Depression - 7 Easy Homeopathic Remedies that Help Combat it

Are you suffering from depression? Is it hampering your daily life and activities? Depression is a mental health condition, which is very common in people of all ages around the world. It is a serious medical condition which may occur for several reasons, depending from person to person. Depression should be treated effectively for restoring a healthy state of mind. Among the various modes of depression management, homeopathy is considered to be an effective remedy.

Here is a list of the top homeopathic medicines which are used for tackling depression, along with the symptoms when they are applied:

  1. Arsenicum album: This is an ideal homeopathic medicine for people who worry excessively. It is used in people who are extremely health obsessed. Such people get depressed about failing to reach personal goals in life. The symptoms of such a patient suffering from depression tend to worsen in cold weather, as pain sensitivity increases.
  2. Aurum metallicum: This medicine is effective for workaholic people who have a tendency to feel worthless, despaired and experience suicidal thoughts after failing to achieve personal and professional goals. The symptoms worsen during the night time and during cold seasons. Calming music is beneficial for easing these patients.
  3. Calcarea carbonica: This homeopathic remedy is commonly used in the case of people who become overwhelmed due to work, worry and physical illness of any kind. The development of fatigue, discouragement, confusion, anxiety and self pity are also indicated in such patients. This medicine is also good for depression patients who suffer from sleep disorders, or sweat profusely.
  4. Causticum: This homeopathic medicine is important for curing depression in people who due intense grief resulting from some kind of major loss. The patient may experience forgetfulness and mental dullness. The patient may tend to cry a lot and becomes extra sympathetic towards others.
  5. Cimicifuga: This effective homeopathic remedy is used for people who suffer from bipolarity. They may be quite energetic and talkative during good times, but during periods of depression, they become gloomy and dull. Neck aches, headaches and painful menstrual periods in women are also likely.
  6. Ignatia amara: This homeopathic medicine is used in the case of people who are very sensitive and tend to suppress their feelings of grief and disappointment. They do not want to seem too much defensive, moody, or vulnerable in the eyes of other people. They may burst into laughter and tears all of a sudden without a proper reason. Abdominal cramps, insomnia, and headaches are other symptoms.
  7. Kali phosphoricum: Another effective homeopathic medicine used in the management of depression is Kali phosphoricum. People who need these medicines feel depression after long periods of emotional stress. Nervousness, exhaustion, insomnia, anemia, increased cold sensitivity, and reduced concentration are experienced. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.
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I lost my love last month and I am feeling very depressed and I am not able to do my work. Please help me.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I lost my love last month and I am feeling very depressed and I am not able to do my work. Please help me.
Sir go for a complete detox of your body with the help of ayurveda's panchakarma therapy. It includes abhyangam (massage with medicated oils) n medicated steam bath. This wud rejuvenate your body - improving your work efficiency and bettering your sleep. It will also strengthen your nerves and muscles. These procedures will take out the harmful toxins out of your body - cleansing your body. Also take shirodhara which would completely take the stress out of your body and you will feel light, fresh and full of energy. Strictly avoid all junks, oily -spicy food, pickles if you r eating, drink lots of water, juices or daily have fresh fruits. Try to keep your bowel clear.
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
DIET IN DEPRESSION

Neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphin are responsible for regulating moods and behavior. The body is able to produce these neurotransmitters because of certain nutrients like protein, fatty acids and carbohydrates. Since these nutrients come from the food we consume, it is important to pay attention to your diet. Eating the right foods can help to prevent nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. This, in turn, helps to prevent or reduce mood changes and emotional disturbances, where dietary deficiencies may have been contributing factors. Here are some tips on what to eat to prevent depression:

The importance of eating a healthy breakfast cannot be stressed enough. It helps to maintain your blood sugar levels and thus keeps your moods stable.Oats make a good breakfast food because they help to combat stress and also keep your cholesterol levels in check.

Don’t drastically reduce fat from your diet. Some amount of fat is necessary for proper functioning. Try to ensure an intake of healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids which are found in foods such as nuts, fatty fish and seeds.

Add plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet as these will supply your body with a variety of essential vitamins and minerals.
Foods such as lean turkey, chicken and milk are high in tryptophan, an amino acid that stimulates the release of serotonin. Serotonin enhances mood.

Restrict your intake of caffeinated beverages and alcohol. Some studies have indicated a link between excessive coffee consumption and depression. Alcohol affects mood and can also interfere with sleep.

Avoid following restrictive or crash diets that eliminate an entire food group. These can considerably affect your normal body rhythm and may lead to hormonal imbalances.

DR SURBHI AGRAWAL
Consultant physician, diabetologist and wellness expert.
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Hello sir/mam, There is a problem with me, I am just 24 years old, and at this age I have a memory problem, I forgot many things, can you tell me what kind od medicine I take for this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Increase your interest in your work. However you can take homoeo medicine kali phos 6x. 4 tabs 3 times a day. Eat green leafy veg, seasonal fruits regularly, this can boost your memory considerably.
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I am 21 years boy, I am very emotional man. Last year I had a relationship with a girl, it was true love from my side, but after the 6 months, I got know that she has a boyfriend and she is cheated me, I went for depression, some how I could come out of it. Recently I had a crush on another girl. She was moving so familiar and romantic with me ahe uses to response my feelings, after several time of thinking I came to final conclusion that I am in love with her, I proposed her, she rejected it, I was not happy but I did not went for depression. But she started to avoid me, she blocked in whats app, she gave reason that I was too forcing her to message me. I am a kind of person, I want quick response by my best persons or to whom I like. I am confused now I am not getting any decision, please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 21 years boy, I am very emotional man. Last year I had a relationship with a girl, it was true love from my side...
Hi, its normal at your age to act impulsive, to take clues and conclude its love, to get sad (not depressed) when proposal is rejected. The point im trying to make is you are at this age where a lot of people will enter your life and leave your life, only people who value your real worth will stay. So, its useless to go back off people craving attention. There is no quick response in love. On what parameters you base your love, im not aware of but yes, good things take time. Instead of jumping into love, sit back, reason, analyze and let love embrace you. Do not think in that direction in every relationship let love take its course. Focus on studying right and building your career. Love will come and happen to you at right time. You don't have to be obsessed with idea of love because everyone around is in love. You are a kind person and that is why it is important to form meaningful relationships otherwise if they are superficial and when they break you will be the one to get hurt the most.
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10 tips to stay mentally healthy

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
10 tips to stay mentally healthy

10 tips to stay mentally healthy

1. Enjoying mental health means having a sense of well-being, being able to function during everyday life and feeling confident to rise to a challenge when the opportunity arises. Just like your physical health, there are actions you can take to increase your mental health. Boost your wellbeing and stay mentally healthy by following a few simple steps.
Connect with others. Develop and maintain strong relationships with people around you who will support and enrich your life. The quality of our personal relationships has a great effect on our wellbeing. Putting time and effort into building strong relationships can bring great rewards.

2. Take time to enjoy:

Set aside time for activities, hobbies and projects you enjoy. Let yourself be spontaneous and creative when the urge takes you. Do a crossword; take a walk in your local park; read a book; sew a quilt; draw pictures with your kids; play with your pets - whatever takes your fancy.

3. Participate and share interests:

Join a club or group of people who share your interests. Being part of a group of people with a common interest provides a sense of belonging and is good for your mental health. Join a sports club; a band; an evening walking group; a dance class; a theatre or choir group; a book or car club.

4. Contribute to your community:

 Volunteer your time for a cause or issue that you care about. Help out a neighbour, work in a community garden or do something nice for a friend. There are many great ways to contribute that can help you feel good about yourself and your place in the world. An effort to improve the lives of others is sure to improve your life too.

5. Take care of yourself:

 Be active and eat well - this help maintain a healthy body. Physical and mental health are closely linked; it's easier to feel good about life if your body feels good. You don't have to go to the gym to exercise - gardening, vacuuming, dancing and bushwalking all count. Combine physical activity with a balanced diet to nourish your body and mind and keep you feeling good, inside and out.

6. Challenge yourself:

Learn a new skill or take on a challenge to meet a goal. You could take on something different at work; commit to a fitness goal or learn to cook a new recipe. Learning improves your mental fitness while striving to meet your own goals builds skills and confidence and gives you a sense of progress and achievement.

7. Deal with stress:

Be aware of what triggers your stress and how you react. You may be able to avoid some of the triggers and learn to prepare for or manage others. Stress is a part of life and affects people in different ways. It only becomes a problem when it makes you feel uncomfortable or distressed. A balanced lifestyle can help you manage stress better. If you have trouble winding down, you may find that relaxation breathing, yoga or meditation can help.

8. Rest and refresh:

Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed at a regular time each day and practice good habits to get better sleep. Sleep restores both your mind and body. However, feelings of fatigue can still set in if you feel constantly rushed and overwhelmed when you are awake. Allow yourself some unfocused time each day to refresh; for example, let your mind wander, daydream or simply watch the clouds go by for a while. It's ok to add 'do nothing' to your to-do list!

9. Notice the here and now:

Take a moment to notice each of your senses each day. Simply 'be' at the moment - feel the sun and wind on your face and notice the air you are breathing. It's easy to be caught up thinking about the past or planning for the future instead of experiencing the present. Practising mindfulness, by focusing your attention on being at the moment, is a good way to do this. Making a conscious effort to be aware of your inner and outer world is important for your mental health.

10. Ask for help:

 This can be as simple as asking a friend to babysit while you have some time out or speaking to your doctor (GP) about where to find a counsellor or community mental health service. The perfect, worry-free life does not exist. Everyone's life journey has bumpy bits and the people around you can help. If you don't get the help you need first off, keep asking until you do.

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I have been diagnosed with asymptomatic auditory hallucinations. I keep hearing voices mostly female voices and these voices are particularly strong at night time. I find it very difficult to concentrate on my studies and I'm pursuing my MBA. Can you please tell me as to what is asymptomatic auditory hallucinations and how do I get rid of these annoying female voices. And how to cure this problem?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suppose that a psychiatrist has diagnosed you with this condition. If not, please visit a psychiatrist at the earliest. The psychiatrist will prescribe certain medicines, which will help you. Timely medication and therapy will be very helpful. Please do not delay further, visit a doctor at the earliest. If this problem has just started early medical intervention is very important. The doctor will explain your condition to you and will guide you.
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