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Ms. Sorna is a trusted Psychologist in Perungudi, Chennai. She is currently practising at Mind Architecture in Perungudi, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Ms. Sorna on Lybrate.com.

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Tips To Manage Anxiety!

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Tips To Manage Anxiety!

Being constantly anxious impairs work performance and creates havoc in relationships. The best way to deal with it to accept that it is only a temporary phase which everyone faces. If you keep worrying and try to fight it, you will become even more anxious and your health will become even worse.

It is therefore important that you acknowledge it, first of all and try to cope with it. Controlling anxiety isn't a gigantic task. You can feel at ease with by doing these simple things:

  1. Self-soothing techniques: There are many physiological things for you to do as well which will allow you to relieve anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing is a very good way to achieve this. Sometimes reassuring yourself is more valuable than you think. Practice saying comforting things to yourself and the stress and anxiety will automatically reduce. Muscle relaxation is yet another method which will allow you to decrease your anxiety.
  2. Deep breathing: A 5-minute breathing regime is a sure shot way to relieve anxiety. Sit straight with closed eyes and place your hands on your abdomen. First start with slow inhalation of air through the nose. Feel the breath through your abdomen and head and then reverse the process by exhaling it out through the mouth.
  3. Meditation: Meditation for a few minutes daily helps relieve anxiety. Meditation is the simplest way to beat anxiety. All you have to do is just sit straight with feet on the floor and closed eyes. Next just focus your energy on reciting a mantra.
  4. Get adequate sleep: Everyone feels bad when they do not sleep enough. However, did you know that lack of sleep is a major cause of anxiety. The more you sleep, the less anxious you will feel.
  5. Exercise regularly: You probably know that exercise is very important for maintaining good health. However, what you probably do not know is that exercise is perhaps more effective than even medication in relieving your anxiety. Therefore, it is imperative for you to get moving.
  6. Monitor your diet: Your diet is crucial in reducing your anxiety as caffeine and alcohol are two of the leading causes of anxiety in your body. However, abruptly stopping your intake of caffeine and alcohol also leads to withdrawal symptoms. Therefore balancing out intake of alcohol and caffeine is crucial. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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My friend Bakti has some mental issues. He has been facing this for 3 months from now. Sometimes he seems fine but suddenly he becomes sad and angry. He sleeps daily about 10-12 hours. He also forgetting things. What kind of disease is this please let me know?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
My friend Bakti has some mental issues. He has been facing this for 3 months from now. Sometimes he seems fine but su...
It seems that due to some recent trauma he is hurt and feeling low. At this age sometimes even a small thing could create deeper trauma and emotional turmoil. I would suggest to take him to a counselor or a psychologist. He needs to talk to someone who can understand his situation and reassure him about his future. You can also suggest him to try following things. If you both can team up and so these things together it will be easier for him. And of course if will benefit you as well. Our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day.
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Boyfriend (31) and I (27) have been together for almost five year Then, on the other hand, we had a couple of fights/discussions where I started crying. The times I cried was when he hurt me a lot or because of sadness and desperation of the situation.  Every time I cried he didn't seem to care at all. His reactions are every time totally cold. completely ignoring my feelings. Sometimes he even lays down and falls asleep while I'm still crying. Or he sometimes reacts to my words and tears with even more anger and is being even meaner to me. If I imagine to see him crying, that would be the worst for me. I love him so much that I hate to see him in pain. I had past I have discussed every thing to him but still he makes comments on it. My mistake was my ex was working in company where I went for an interview and I didn't tell him bcs he was on vacation but I informed my parents bcs they knew abt my past and I am a girl who never conflict there professional and personal life.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It is a very good feeling when you love someone so deep and truly. But unfortunately if love is not reciprocated, it leads to disappointment and complications which you are facing right now. You have done a good thing by telling your past. But don't think that your Boyfriend will forget it immediately. It is like a shock absorber where time is the best healer. The very fact that he gets disturbed for your past relationship is because he also loves you. He may be over possessive but this overpossiveness is also a sign of love. Keep on talking to him and express your love for him. Express that you get pain when you see him crying. Finally if things continue to remain same , you have to take a decision between emotional mind and rational mind. I mean ask yourself do you love him so much that you are ready to tolerate his indifferent attitude for the whom life?
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Smoking can stain your teeth yellow

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Smoking can stain your teeth yellow, cause bad breath, and increases your risk of gum disease, breathing problems
If you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, you're six times more likely to develop mouth cancer than someone who doesn't smoke. So giving up smoking is important if you want to look and feel better.
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Is smoking a cigarette once a week harmful. I smoke once a week and I can't stay with out that. But I feel scared about my life. I feel like I can't breath properly because of smoking though I have cold. And is because concentrating more on how I breathe makes me feel I can't breathe properly?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Find out your cause of stress. Do not worry about past you can not change it. Reduce stress about your future because your future depend upon your present hardworking in right direction. If problem persist take homoeopathic medicine it will surely help you.
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Hi Doctor, Actually I have one problem with my husband, he is heavy drunker like he has 2 days holiday then he will start morning drinking till the night, and when he has first shift he come home and start drinking and I have problem with his drinking habit can you please suggest me any madison or etc.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Different medicine are needed in small interval. So ypu have to woth is for long time. First give him nux vomica 200 in water 5 drops in glass of water. If he drink taking jug of water andd 10 drop of medicine in it and give. Do this for month and consult me with the statis of him regularly.
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I am taking depression medicine melzap and c-pram. And I releasing that this is affecting the sex life. Is that due to these medicine.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
I am taking depression medicine melzap and c-pram. And I releasing that this is affecting the sex life. Is that due t...
Hello, yes c pram can hve sexual side efects. But do not worry these re not permament, and if at first place c pram can be stopped you can gradually stop or change med. Do discuss it with your psychiatrist.
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I am 24 years and I'm preparing for banking. I was a good student at school and college but due to some past failure I am becoming depressed and when I gives any exam I felt that I can't clear it even though the exams are too easy and I know I can clear them easily but negative thinking approach my mind and I think if I don't clear exam my parents will got me married. I know they love me so much but when they ask me for marriage I got scared and I think that if I will not clear exam this time what will happen to me and my life will totally destroy. Please help me this negative thinking is making my life worse even I am not able to sleep in night sometime when this type of thing come in my mind. Please please help me to get rid of this.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 24 years and I'm preparing for banking. I was a good student at school and college but due to some past failure ...
Dear Lybrate User, It looks like due to your past failure in exams, all the other exams feel like big challenges. This seems to be stressing you out and depressing you. Here's one way you can deal with negative thinking: - Since writing your exam feels like such a challenge, break it down into smaller tasks that are easily achievable. For example, being able to recall the answers for one chapter. Celebrate even your small achievements. This will help increase your confidence in your abilities to pass the exam, which should reduce negative thinking. Please consult privately for further advice. Good Luck.
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Suffering from anxiety, my hand shake when I feel nervous, it effects my day to day activities.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Suffering from anxiety, my hand shake when I feel nervous, it effects my day to day activities.
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms. U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated.
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I lost my brains imagination power after treatment for ocd what I do I am so sad. Is I got my imagination power back ,is there any treatment to got my imagination power back?

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 understand. Thinking is a complex mechanism and your mind's job is to think. If you allow you to think without having control over it, it will always wander into negative territories. You should train yourself to keep your thoughts under your control. Cognitive therapy will help you in this case. Take care.
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Hello, My boyfriend has deep depression and he hurts every part of body (one moment he hurts leg and in the other moment he hurts stomach). He wants to die, also he has phobias that he has some incurable diseases. Often (at least once in day) he feels lack of ability of breathing and he feels afraid of being asphyxiated. He has no heart diseases, but feels hurt in chest too. Please tell me, probably what diagnosis can be, and how can be solved this problem?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Hello, My boyfriend has deep depression and he hurts every part of body (one moment he hurts leg and in the other mom...
Your boyfriend needs professions help. The symptoms he is currentlybsuffering from including self harming behavior, desire to die, pessimistic thoughts like the fear of suffering from some incurable disease etc. May be life threatening if not taken care of immediately. Get him evaluated by a Psychiatrist at the earliest, who will do detailed mental status evaluation & physical examination, & then make the diagnosis. Then will prescribe medication &/or advice counseling sessions accordingly. With treatment he will definitely come out of the present condition. Along with, encourage him to take the following measures: 1)Lead an active life & maintain a healthy lifestyle. Go for a walk, exercise regularly, do some yoga or relaxation techniques daily. 2)Do not let him spend time alone. Encourage him to spend time with friends, family members or well wishers with whom he feels comfortable & positive. Give him support & encourage him. 3)Read motivational books & quotes. 4)Spend some time daily recollecting the good moments in his life. 5)Try to evaluate things practically & rationally. 6)Avoid people who spreads negativity or demoralize him. 7)Avoid watching or reading mind disturbing things like violence, crime, horrors etc. 8)Maintain a daily routine. 9)Motivate him to pursue his hobbies or keep a pet. 10)Every day spend some time with nature & try to feel its beauty. 11)Stay away from substance of abuse like alcohol, cannabis, inhalants, drugs etc. 12)If any problem is there in his life, encourage him to put maximum effort & try to solve it. Work to enhance his problem solving skills & coping skills. If he are not able to solve any problem himself, discuss about it & try to help him or take professional help. 13)Keep reminding him the fact that people with bigger problems exist in this world. 14)Read or watch comedies & make him laugh. 15)Above all, keep reminding him that life is precious & one is gifted with this life for once only. Every moment, every day is precious & life once lost can never be regained back.
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I am 21 age please give me some therapy to ignore nagtvty. Just when I goes to do a task some kind of ngtv thinking struck me nt do. Like I will wear a jeans pant then a thinking will come in my mind that I f wear this then something wrong will happen like I never success so you wear another pant if am going somewhere then ngtv thinking stuck that do not go if you go something will wrong happen so go this way not that way. Give me sometherpy in village theres no such good psychologist. I need your favor.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 21 age please give me some therapy to ignore nagtvty. Just when I goes to do a task some kind of ngtv thinking s...
HI, you may need to consult a doctor because you are having obsessive thoughts and it may later turn worse. Till then, you can do Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them.  Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing.  Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing.
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Ways To Help You Manage It!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -  Ways To Help You Manage It!

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder, which can be indicated through obsession, having pervasive thoughts or thoughts, which may upset you, having certain compulsions, and practicing certain rituals, which may help to control or manage your obsessions. It is a disorder, which cannot be cured, but can be controlled with the help of treatment. Mostly, OCD is considered to be a lifelong disorder. It often circulates around the fear of germs or sickness and around keeping order and maintaining patterns. A person suffering from OCD can often be extremely annoying. Hence here are a few tips you can use to deal with OCD:

1. Understand OCD: The first step towards dealing with OCD is to know what you have to deal with. Gather as much information as you can about OCD and also read up about how you can overcome it. You need to know the symptoms of OCD so you can identify the disorder. Almost everyone suffers from OCD at one point of their lives. Hence, it is extremely important to understand OCD in order to treat it.

2. Work with your compulsions: Do not get petrified about your compulsions if you are planning to overcome your OCD, instead work with them. Try not to encourage their development. If you are worrying about whether you have switched of the lights, try and develop a mental picture of you doing it. If you are able to get a clear picture, then you have, otherwise you can go and switch it off. Another option is to maintain a list where you tick off the activity once you have done it so that you don't have to worry about it later on. 

3. Maintain a journal: Maintaining a journal will help you curb your fears and negative thoughts. Write down all your obsessive thought and reflect on how they are affecting you and whether they are worth your worry or time. Gradually you will see that you are able to control these thoughts and will be able to push away any negativity which comes along with them.

4. Remind yourself about the good in you: Make this your regular practice. Do not undermine yourself, instead make yourself feel good. This will help you to get over the fact that you have done something wrong in your daily activities (like not turning the gas off when you actually have) and that wrong is going to harm people.

Chronic OCD will require therapy and medical assistance. Hence if you are able to detect the signs at an early level and are able to adopt the above measures to control it, then going to a doctor might not be necessary.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello sir I am 18 years old student. Now 4 month I suffering many problems. Problem likes feels boring, feel loneliness, feels sad, depress, breathless, every time fear fr die& hate my life. It is very dangous? its caused fr die? how to solve my problem? please help me sir.

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, from the given information, your problem is related to your own attitude. Have you had any disappointing incidents in the near past? disappointment also can manifest such symptoms. I think two or more health related counseling should clear your problem. Please let me know if you are willing for telephonic counseling. Take care.
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Hello im 26 years old male. Im having haid fall due to stress and pollution. I have decided to use patanjali product (kesh kanthi) Please tell me is it good or not? Is it gives good results? What r advantages and disadvantages. I trust u.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello im 26 years old male. Im having haid fall due to stress and pollution.
I have decided to use patanjali product ...
It is good. control dandruff. Provides nourishment for the scalp. It does control hair fall to an extent. Decently priced. It is formulated with a beautiful array of herbal ingredients. Base oils are coconut and sesame oils, which I love. Does not contain mineral oil.
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I am sensitive by nature, I get repeated thoughts that keep disturbing me and left me in stress. For example any criticism: I am 28 obese not getting married, unable to walk due to pains (pcod, so getting worried evn if the same scenario repeats how my marriage life wuld be. Life seems hectic too frustrating Empty, death seems better.

MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am sensitive by nature, I get repeated thoughts that keep disturbing me and left me in stress. For example any crit...
Firstly, you need to consult a gynac and et your polycystic ovaries sorted. There's definitely a treatment for that. Next, you must start workouts and healthy nutrition/diet so that you can be in a better shape. Third, you need to self-educate yourself that criticisms are not etched on your forehead. They're merely an opinion of others-you don't have to necessarily buy it! You can hear them but not "listen" to them. You are your best judge; nobody else so it shouldn't matter what others say. Stop being in this helpless situation which you have created for yourself- work on your weak spots and become a strong girl! If you eat healthy, lose weight, groom well and carry yourself confidently; what makes you say you won't find a suitable man?
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I am 26 year old male. I have a personal problems wit my partner its regarding the past which I am not able to forget. Am basically a gymer but now not able concentrate on gym nor on my diet nor daily routine. I am not able to share my feeling wit any1. Please do help me if you can.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 26 year old male. I have a personal problems wit my partner its regarding the past which I am not able to forget...
Dear lybrate user. There is nothing in family which cannot be resolved through dialogue based on love and affection. Let us face it. Counseling will be perfect for you. Take care.
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I have depression because in my home toilet bathroom is joint. I cannot adjust myself if toilet and bathroom is joint so I had separated the toilet and bathroom separately in different rooms in my house then my depression has reduced but I afraid to go to cities rent houses where toiletbath is joint.

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, your problem is pretty simple and there is no ligic behind it. But some how you don' t like the issue and therefore become anxious. In our unconscious mind, we have so many such fears we don; t know the reasons for. Psycho analytic psychotherapy helps to know the reason from the unconscious mind and then to treat it perfectly. For the time being, don; t worry about future. We will tackle the problem when it comes in front of you. Take care.
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I am 29 years old fem Some times I feel very depressed and feel like there a nothing left in life and want to commit suicide . How to cope up with such situation as nthng gud happens in my life.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 29 years old fem Some times I feel very depressed and feel like there a nothing left in life and want to commit ...
Dear lybrate-user, probably it is your brain neurochemical that is making you feel like committing suicide. Please go to a psychiatrist and get treated. Depression is like a passing cloud. You yourself can observe that there is few hours when you feel good also. Whenever you felt hopeless in the past how did you cope up. Use the same coping now also. Now you have few more strengths with you to cope up. Actually if you think of your life you can see many good things happened. You are not disabled in any way. Many of your main organs are functioning well. Nobody can be 100% fine. Just some chemicals are low - they can be corrected.
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