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Ms. Bala

Psychologist, Chennai

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Ms. Bala is a renowned Psychologist in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She is currently practising at Asha Dinesh Sugam Psychological Counselling & Research Centre in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Ms. Bala on Lybrate.com.

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My 20years old brother in law is getting obsessed about me. He wants me around for all the time. What should I do. Please advice. He also get suicidal thoughts.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If he is latching on to you to this extent, there may be some serious problems. With suicide ideation, the problem is looking more and more sinister. He needs immediate help and you should take him to a counselor and perhaps accompany him because of the security he feels around you. His wife may be able to help understand other nuances that he displays around her to better understand his problem. His parents may also know developmental factors that may have contributed to this condition. He could be depressed too. If he wants to be around you so much he may have some insecurity and is finding solace and safety being near you. The counselor will help identify the primary issue and if that person recommends medication, then please have him cooperate completely. Any delay might be too late.
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I have in digestion problem, acidity and gastric problems due to smoking. I can not quit smoking nw wt to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have in digestion problem, acidity and gastric problems due to smoking. I can not quit smoking nw wt to do.
1.Take bland diet, Avoid spicy, oily, fatty and Junk food 2 Eat and drink slowly. 3.Avoid carbonated Drink, Beer, chewing gum, sucking hard candy etc, 5.Avoid gas forming food like onion, bean , peas, lentil, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli,mushroom,whole wheat bread 6. . Avoid stress, anxiety 7.stop smoking 8. Go for regular exercise and avoid sedentary life style 9.Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning 10.Take unienzyme 1 tablet thrice daily after food for few days. 11.consult me for further advice
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I had taken treatment for depression for 15 years has been found with bipolar mood disorder. I was addicted to alcohol and smoking but now I came totally out of it for past 3 years. Stopped taking treatment and tablets for depression and bipolar mood disorder for past 3 month. Now I feel restless and anger at times. What I have to do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I had taken treatment for depression for 15 years has been found with bipolar mood disorder. I was addicted to alcoho...
Dear lybrate user, if you were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression and if you were on medication for last 15 yrs, it will be harmful if you stop medication on your own. Your present anger and restlessness is a result of stopping this medication. I think, you need to understand your condition. You are going to need medication throughout your life for at least bipolar disorder. Please understand that it is like managing bp or sugar with medicines, where the disease is kept under control, with the help of medicines. Regarding your depression, you may start counselling sessions along with the medication, but you need to discuss with your psychiatrist before you stop medicines for depression. It might be frustrating for you to realise that you need to be under medication, life long; because it has side effects. But please understand that if you stop the medicines, it will cause more harm. Please consult a counsellor at the earliest.
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My sister is having stress problem. She is taking tension of small small things. sometime she became agree & violent on small small things also. Kindly suggest me medicine without side effect.

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
My sister is having stress problem. She is taking tension of small small things. sometime she became agree & violent ...
Dear , you have not mentioned anything about any peculiar mental conditions your sister may have. If there is no mental health problems like anxiety depression, the problem can be cured through anger management therapy. I think one or two online counseling sessions should clear her problem. Take care.
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I was a drunkard, now slowly reduced consumption of alcohol. I was having piles complaint, but somehow managed with some homeo medicine. I am now in my sixties. Fortunately not having sugar, bp etc. But one of colleague got married and having a male child aged 6, running 34 years of age is addict to alcohol. How can I be helpful him?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The proof is in the pudding. Show him how much it has affected your life and that you can help him in this situation. You must, however, give up liquor completely to really feel safe that you are out of your own addiction. In fact your friend may just turn around and tell you exactly that. But I really like your intention and it is bound to have an effect, if your addiction was very severe and you have managed to reduce it to this extent. So do offer all the support and be there for him to see him through. Take him for de-addiction either to a hospital or rehabilitation center and then he will find it easier. He needs to avoid the company of his drinking friends, places, occasions, and events to help him in the first 21 days of his abstinence. He must seek professional help and stay with the therapy until he is out of it completely. That might take up to 3 years to be absolutely sure. Will you stand by him until then? super.
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I most of think more and more and take too much tension. Even now everything is ok. I am always think about that bad time and always scared. Because of which my body starts shiver. I feel like vomiting and loose motion and can't take food. Even now everything is ok. But still I feel weak. Cant take food and always feel sad. I always used to think if this will happen. That will happen. How would I bear. All this making me sad and weaker unable to do anything. What would I do. Please suggest.

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 most of think more and more and take too much tension. Even now everything is ok. I am always think about that bad ...
Dear, tension means anxiety. Anxiety is fear about unknown happening or fear about future. Anxiety about things which we do not know or anxiety about things we are not experienced are common. Please tell me what makes you anxious- past? present? future? career? economic status? health matters? anything else? let me know. Take care.
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One of my family members is showing signs of aggression. It has happened twice. He's been abusing and also physically assaulting his wife and parents. When he's sober, he acts normal but when he gets drunk, he becomes too aggressive and abusive too handle. Next morning, he doesn't show any signs of remorse. Despite the liquor ban in state, somehow he manages to drink. Our family is on the verge of breaking up. Please provide me solution, if available. Thanks in anticipation.

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, You must understand the difference between alcohol addiction and abuse. You can definitely quit alcohol in one go. Just stop it and swear not to drink again. Engage yourself in games and other engaging activities during evenings or when you feel the urge. Just a week, your habit should change. There are many other methods, which you can see through internet. The best method is what I suggested. Please try it without fail. Take care.
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I am. Addicts of chewing tobacco Trying to quit. Is there any problem if quit suddenly. Is there any oral treatment. For my tough n. Cheeks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You can meet with an ENT specialist and determine what to do with your tongue and cheek, if there is any problem there. Chewing pan is really harmful especially because it is known to cause oral cancer and oral sub mucous fibrosis (SMF). Since it is an oral habit there are many substitutes that can be used to replace the oral stimulation. Of course since it is a stimulant you cannot get the same effect and that is worth the loss to give up this very addictive habit. A dense fibrous tissue is deposited in the sub mucosal layer of the soft palate and cheek, causing disabling symptoms like trismus. It contains betel nuts, tobacco, lime, catechu and permitted spices and flavors. The first four substances damage the sensitive mucosa, causing constant irritation and micro trauma to the mucosa. Chemicals present act as a toxin. The phenol in the betel nut, with its caustic burning effect, destroys the mucosa, causing oral ulcers. The betel nut also contains tannins, which act as astringents, precipitating protein and damaging the mucosa. Altogether, this substance known to be physiologically addictive. You can use replacements like nicotine chewing gum (if you want the stimulant effect, especially in the beginning) or ordinary chewing gum, hard candy and any other orally satiating substance, especially when the urge is very strong. You would have got conditioned to the habit to different times of the day and different situations. You must particularly avoid those occasions and occupy yourself with something else attractive. You should get into regular exercise, eat healthily, and get a good night’s rest every day. Visit a dentist and clean up your teeth and gums to wipe out all the reminders and damages of the habit. You may also get a thorough oral check up and treatment for any damages incurred. If he is unable to give it up on his own, he needs to be admitted into a rehabilitation center nearby until he is completely out of it. They will have him deal with all other issues also and so his anger outbursts will also get attention. The anger may or may not have anything to do with the addiction but still it is better he deals with it in the course of his therapy. Even after he comes out of the center, he must continue therapy and attend Smokers Anonymous meetings regularly.
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I have an habit of doing night outs in exam time. There will be any problems in doing that.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello,lybrate user, It's important to be mentally,free at the time of examination, you can continue if you so. Tk care.
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I am 40 years old male lost my wife 5 years ago but not able to come out of negative thoughts although I have two kids one boy 11 years and a daughter of 5 years which my wife left when she died while giving birth to her. Should I take some medicine?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 40 years old male lost my wife 5 years ago but not able to come out of negative thoughts although I have two kid...
Yes, medicines are likely to help you. but without medicines, psychotherapy can also be used if you, for some reason, don't want to take medicines. An evaluation will be needed to rule out any other physical or psychological problems including bipolar disorder. A diagnosis of depression or adjustment disorder/ prolonged grief reaction will need to be confirmed, which I strongly suspect is the case. Medicines such as fluoxetine, escitalopram or sertraline can be very helpful while also being completely safe. Take care!
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I am suffering from problem regarding lack of concentration while I'm doing any thing please help me sort out this problem.

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user. Kindly do some attention building exercises for example letter cancellation in newspapers where you choose one letter eg't' and cancel all the t's on that page. Similarly keep yourself involved in other constructive activities which will enhance your cognitive functions. You should also go for morning walks or involve in some form of exercises.
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5 Ways to Control Your ANGER!!

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
5 Ways to Control Your ANGER!!

Although a natural emotion, anger needs to be managed at all times so that it doesn't get out of control and cause problems in your life. Whether at home, work or in your relationships, uncontrolled anger can affect your general life quality. However, controlling your anger comes with the benefit of improving your overall health, while reducing stress levels

Here are some of the ways that you could learn to gain control on your temper:

1. Practice deep breathing
Instead of allowing your anger to get out of control, every time you start feeling angry, get down to practicing some simple breathing techniques to calm your tense body and mind. Here's what you should do when enraged:

  • Take slow, but deep breaths to counteract the stress reaction that usually accompanies anger
  • Slowly repeat a calming word or phrase, which could be 'relax', 'take it easy' or 'I am in control of my anger'
  • Work on your muscles by tightening and then relaxing them

2. Count from 1 to 100 or 100 to 1

Counting numbers can prevent you from flying off the handle. It takes your mind away from the cause of your anger and prevents you from mulling over the situation. The act of counting also provides you with the time to delay the impulsive behaviour that often follows the emotion. You can even make this more effective by breathing in slowly and deeply whenever you start on a new number. 

3. Focus on the present

Whenever you're angry, don't look back at the past. By doing so, you may end up bringing past grievances into your present situation, while holding others responsible for feeling how and what you feel. Instead focus your attention on what you can do in the present to work out the issue. 

4. Relax tight muscles

Another tip that can help you to cool down fast is a gentle massage of the areas of tension, which are usually the shoulders, neck and scalp. For the shoulders, simply rotate them to relax tight muscles. To release the tension that gets built up in your neck and head region, perform a simple scalp massage to improve blood circulation and consequently, relax your mind. 

5. Listen to music

Listening to music can soothe frayed nerves and calm you down. It works by helping you to sieve through the feelings of anger and disappointment in a constructive manner. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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How to get come over the Stress? I always ended up myself in the dilemma whenever I try to calm down or Relax for certain things. Keep on thinking that why me? Why its always me who can't be happy like others? If there is any solution then Please let me know. Thanks!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How to get come over the Stress? I always ended up myself in the dilemma whenever I try to calm down or Relax for cer...
Lybrate-user, it depicts negativity in your mind. It shows that start predicting the end of everything in a negative way thatswhy you always achieve failure. Just try to be mentally strong and always think positive and you will see things start moving in your favour-------------------------myself is a homoeopath and I will suggest you to start a medicine along with a pranayam and surely you will be normal in next 30-60 days- homoeopathic medicine- anacardium 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops direct on tongue today night and forget about rest of this medicine-- p. L. 30 (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tabs 3 times daily--ask homoeopathic pharmacist to prepare it in 30 number globules for 30 days-- report me after 30 days-- bramari pranayam daily for 10 minutes any time during the day preferably early morning-
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Hello I don't know whom to consult, my problem is. 1. Weight is not increasing after proper diet. 2. Lots of Hair falling. 3. Beard and mustache is not growing properly. 4. Stress level is very high like Frustration 5. Can't remember things after lots of practice. 5. Can't concentrate my work. 5. Visible veins in skin. I am facing lots of problem, please help me to get rid of these problems.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello I don't know whom to consult, my problem is.
1. Weight is not increasing after proper diet.
2. Lots of Hair fal...
It depends you have to treat the primary cause. If your stress is primary then may be weight gain, hair fall is the result of that for which you should consult psychiatrist. If there is no weight gain. Hair fall and its the sole reason for stress you should consult endocrinologist. Eat well- lots of nuts and dry fruits, green leafy vegetables and raw fruits. Drink plenty of water. Start exercising daily. All the best. Consult for any query.
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My mother has been ill from MND Motor nuerone disease, is there some treatment of this illness.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
My mother has been ill from MND Motor nuerone disease, is there some treatment of this illness.
try this if not successful come privately Medicine German make causticum 200, single dose (4-5 drops orally) morning. foood mixed fruit juice daily evening.
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Hi I am 29 years old male being in depression since many years ,can you help me out?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi I am 29 years old male being in depression since many years ,can you help me out?
I am sure you are one of those who does not combine medication with therapy. I advise you to seek some counseling together with the medication and you will see so much improvement that you can consider going off of the medication together with the doctor's approval. In the meantime consider the following: I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am 21 yeas old lady and from few months I was suffering from anxiety disorder. What should I do?

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
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. 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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A spark type feeling for a fraction of second and that travels to head and arms, causes increase in anxiety and palpitation. I am 48 years old male. I have checked with tmt and echo and no negative remarks found.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
A spark type feeling for a fraction of second and that travels to head and arms, causes increase in anxiety and palpi...
This could be a symptom of underlying anxiety and panic about certain situations which you are not in control of. Please see a counsellor and psychiatrist to get your assessment and start the treatment. In the meantime start exercising every day so that you are able to manage stress better. Eat a high protein diet which helps in mood regulation and do yoga pranayama and meditation which helps immensely in anxiety and palpitations.
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Hello Sir, I am a student and I could not sleep before 4 am I don't know why I think because of depression? What should I do?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Sir, I am a student and I could not sleep before 4 am I don't know why I think because of depression? What shou...
The human body has an internal clock that is constantly reset by the activities you do and exposure to light. The clock determines for instance, that it is night if there is low light exposure, decreased activity and so on. So, if our routine is variable, the clock is confused. So the first thing to remember is to have a reasonably fixed time of going to bed and waking up. The amount of sleep for a given 24 hour period is limited, akin to a mobile recharge with validity. We need to spend it wisely. So if you sleep during the day, you may not have a good night's sleep; if you spend data on unnecessary things, you will not have enough when you need it! remember the restaurant where you had some really delicious biryani. The moment you walk into it, your mouth waters in anticipation. So too, your bed must make your body anticipate sleep; not work, tv or something else. In other words, reserve the bed for sleep, not for working, watching tv etc. Sleep is a state of relaxation. Anything activating disturbs sleep. So do not take coffee, tea, cola after say 7 pm in the night! there are other ways in which the body can feel activated, and therefore also interfere with sleep. Avoid watching action movies and listening to heavy music before sleeping time. Of course, the bed room must not be brightly lit or noisy. What about exercise, it is always healthy right? yes, but exercise must be done well before the sleeping hours; lets say no exercise after 7 or 8 pm in the night. Why? while exercise during the day keeps you healthy, gets you tired and promotes sleep, if done late in the day, its activating properties interfere with sleep! what if I don't fall asleep. Then I keep checking the time, keep rolling in the bed forcing myself to fall asleep. Bad idea! you try to fall asleep you become more alert, a phenomenon known as paradoxical intention! so what should you do? if you don't fall asleep, get out of the bed, sit on a chair and read a book. Don't do anything activating. Once you start feeling drowsy, get back to bed. Besides invoking paradoxical intention, you are also preventing the body from associating bed with struggling to sleep. What about alcohol, it helps you fall asleep right? right and wrong! while it does apparently put you to sleep, it is associated with poor sleep quality. So you have slept without the benefits of having slept! avoid heavy meals just before sleep a warm water bath may be helpful now for the practically most important advice! if you fell asleep late, still wake up at the scheduled time, even if it means feeling tired and drowsy the next day. You will feel troubled for a day or two, but will start having good sleep at the desired time at night. Also resist the temptation to take a nap during the day. If you wake up late or take a nap during the following day, the whole cycle will continue - sleep late, wake up late!
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Sir. My friend of mine years age is suffering from stammering. It came geniticallyfrom his grandfather. Is there is any cure in any type of medicine. Or atlest control the intensity. He is feeling shy nowadays as he is growing up. Pls suggest.

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
Stammering is a learned behavior, ask him to be confident and speak slow. Speech therapy will be of greater help. Ask him to consult a speech therapist.
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