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Dr. Leela Thampy

Psychiatrist, Delhi

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Dr. Leela Thampy is an experienced Psychiatrist in Saket, Delhi. You can meet Dr. Leela Thampy personally at Saket City Hospital in Saket, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Leela Thampy on Lybrate.com.

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I am having headache since last two weeks and body ache. Please help me to get rid out of it.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having headache since last two weeks and body ache. Please help me to get rid out of it.
Do take balanced diet and hyderated avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly best wishes.
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Hlo my name is divakar and I am a non medical student. My life is stressful due study pressure. What I do to reduce my headache during afternoon. Please help me about it?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hlo my name is divakar and I am a non medical student. My life is stressful due study pressure. What I do to reduce m...
What you are suffering from is called as tension type headache. It is usually due to mental stress and fatigue of muscles of the face and neck. Follow few suggestions. Do muscle relaxation exercises, deep breathing exercises, yoga or mediation regularly for relaxation. Eat healthy. Have a relaxing sleep of 8-9 hours daily avoid smoking and alcohol.
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All About Depression in Children

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
All About Depression in Children

Depression in children is not a very uncommon phenomenon. But if the feeling of sadness persists over a period of time with little or no change to their behavior, then it can be seen as a symptom of depression. Children who are suffering from depression need immediate and utmost care as negligence may cause severe long term effects on the child. Read on to find more about them.

Symptoms:
Symptoms that indicate childhood depression vary. Some of the different symptoms which indicate depression are:

  1. Social withdrawal
  2. Irritability
  3. Feeling of worthlessness
  4. Difficulty in concentrating
  5. Reduced ability to function during events
  6. Continuous feelings of sadness
  7. Physical complaints

Causes:

  1. Depression in children can be caused due to the combination of a multitude of reasons.
  2. Children from a family history of depression are more likely to be suffering from depression.
  3. Similarly if the parents suffer from depression then it is more than likely that the child will also suffer from depression.
  4. Children from conflicted families or children and teens who are prone to substance or alcohol abuse can suffer from depression.
  5. Reasons such as physical health, environment, genetic vulnerability or biochemical disturbance can lead to depression.

Treatment:
The treatment process of depression in children is similar to that of adults and can be treated with psychotherapy and medication. If your child is depressed consult a general physician who after his or her diagnosis may refer you to a psychiatrist. The medical specialist will recommend psychotherapy.

In some instances, a child suffering from depression maybe be suicidal. Parents are advised to be vigilant and observe certain behavioral changes that the child may have adapted to or suddenly switched to.
Some of the signs are mentioned below:

  1. Changes in eating, sleeping or activities
  2. Isolating oneself even from family
  3. Talking of suicide, feeling helpless or hopeless
  4. Increased risk taking behavior
  5. Substance abuse
  6. Giving away possessions

Sessions at first and then opt for antidepressant medication if no significant progress is seen. The best results often result from a combination of prescribed medication along with multiple sessions of psychotherapy.

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My anger holds for long time. I won't yell or act violent at that time. But my thoughts destructive. And I never forget that situation. How to manage anger.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Record on a notebook in what situations, with whom, why you get angry and write down/list out the other possible ways of dealing with such conditions. You can go for a brisk walk during that time and at the most hit repeatedly a pillow assuming that you are hitting the person you are angry with. Learn and regularly practice pranayama which can soothen your sympathetic nervous system arousal that responsible for your prolonged anger.
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I am constantly worried about little things. I have social anxiety and I can not even talk to my friends and family comfortably. Whenever I need to talk to my teachers or strangers my heart starts thumping. This is affecting my personal life and career goals very badly. I am shocked at how bad I am with social interactions and personal life management. I also feel like my cognitive ability has declined as I used to be very sharp but now I struggle understanding even simple concepts. Sometimes I have vague thoughts of suicide but I know I will never get this far. I really need to know what is going on with me and what can I do about it. I am completely unable to make good relations even if I try hard. I really need help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am constantly worried about little things. I have social anxiety and I can not even talk to my friends and family c...
Dear Lybrateuser, -You have social anxiety disorder especially when meeting & facing people -you should try to overcome your anxiety by diverting your mind in various activities like reading, listening to music, following a hobby instead of thinking all the time about your problems -do deep breathing & yoga in the morning for 10-15 min daily & other aerobic exercises like walking, jogging, these will bring down your stress level & relax your mind & body, interact more with your parents, friends, speak out & do deep breathing if anxiety grips you -eat a well balanced diet with more of fruits & vegetables, do not skip meals, have meals on time -have 7-8 glasses of water for good hydration which helps in concentration & keeps you energized -sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed -if not much relief then consult a councellor, will help you.
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General Physician,
Diabetes and depression increase dementia risk

Depression and diabetes on their own can affect the brain, but together they can significantly increase the risk of dementia, a new study found.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough interfere with daily life.
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What should I do when I feel depressed at any time and how to be courage at that depressed time?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
What should I do when I feel depressed at any time and how to be courage at that depressed time?
If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue 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 scotching 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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 have a problem of Stammering. I not completely Stammering but in starting only, when I start conversation. I also feel problem when someone is telling something and I have to cut that topic.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Lack of self confidence and anxiety can be the cause of your problem take professional help from a speech therapist to take you out of this problem.
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I can't control myself masturbating too much? I am worried about it I am masturbating twice in a weak, give me suggestions to stop this type of feelings too much.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I can't control myself masturbating too much? I am worried about it I am masturbating twice in a weak, give me sugges...
There is no harm in having a habit of masturbation twice a week. In fact it is an alternative way to keep our sexual emotions in check. But everything has a limitation. Too much of anything is good for nothing. And, doing it with a feeling of guilt is your problem. Again it is safe if you maintain to masturbate twice a week without guilt-feeling. No need to think of controlling the habit. Try to spend more time with your parents, teachers, friends and siblings. Try no to be alone as far as possible.
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I am very muchh addicted of smoking from last 7-8 month. How can I quit smoking. Please help Me

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
Even though treatments are available to curb nicotine craving, you should have sheer will power if you want to stop smoking. Nicotine gum, patches etc will help you. Take care.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foo...
There is no conclusive documented evidence that any food or medicine per se" cures" alzheimer's. Foods like almonds, foods containing omega fatty acids like fish and shells are said to prolog the onset of alzheimer's but the findings are not validated by trials and studies.
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I am 17 year old m unable to concentrate in my studies I am so disturbed mentally.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, you will feel like you are feeling right now due to your age and the hormonal imbalances. It may have nothing to do with mental disturbance unless there are other factors you have not mentioned. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 is 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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Mam actually my husband is not response to my conversation .so I am helpless. Mai unse bat karne ki koshish karti hu then do not answer to me .bahut hi kam dyan jata hai unka meri bato par. So what can I do for her .pls do some imp suggestions.

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. Bahut saare mard aise hothe hai. Un logon ke jyaada kaam thanaav ke vajah se woh log jyaada baath nahi kar paathe hai. Aap chintha math keejiye. Mera salah rahega ki aap dono ek family counselor se mile or baath karein. Take care.
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Its my second marriage. I still fear from my past experience. What should I do to get comfortable with him?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
All fingers of hands are not same.Every body is different.Respect and show care and love for him.Trust in each other.
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A person imaging problems which are not there. Thinking might come. And trying hard to find solutions. Thinking lot on them. In this case what is the state of mind?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
A person imaging problems which are not there. Thinking might come. And trying hard to find solutions. Thinking lot o...
Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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My cousin is studying in 8th standard. He is always having the habit of biting nails even if the nails was not there he is biting his skin even the nails in the foots too and I used to see him that he is always like something in a depressed state. I am really worried about him nowadays.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
My cousin is studying in 8th standard. He is always having the habit of biting nails even if the nails was not there ...
Nail-biting behaviour may be one of the symptoms of anxiety. Spend some quality time with him. Let him speak about his frustrations, anger, resentments, fears or any other negative emtions from his school, social and family lives periodically. Try some yoga&meditation techniques from a qualified yoga teacher who can design for his age. These may help him reduce his anxiety levels. Apart from these, there are some behaviour therapeutic techniques which can be useful if given by a psychiatrist/psychlogist.
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Sir wat r the tip. I mean wat should I eat to loose my weight suddenly within 1 month. What r the diet I should take from morning to night in order to loose some weight? I am 100 kgs and my height is 5'6. I am 21 years old. I smoke and eat non veg daily. Should I control smoking? 7-10 cigarreres I take daily.

Nutritionist, Diploma In Cosmeto Dermatology , BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir wat r the tip. I mean wat should I eat to loose my weight suddenly within 1 month. What r the diet I should take ...
start taking aloe vera juice regularly and warm water after every meal and see the changes.stop taking non veg and smoking offcourse needs to be controlled
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Can ignorance/indifference to fear/ anxiety reduce it and one can overcome thru this technique.

MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Can ignorance/indifference to fear/ anxiety reduce it and one can overcome thru this technique.
That is a good question lybrate-user. Evidence seems to point out that negating distressful internal events actually makes them stronger. So if you are talking about ignoring or perhaps suppressing fear and anxiety, that might not work. What might help is looking at this fear and anxiety, allowing them 'to be' just like we allow and even rejoice in positive mental states like joy and happiness. The willingness to accept distressful feelings/thoughts and emotions as they are without struggling with them or desperately wishing them to go away often reduces the impact they have on us. This approach when practiced over the long term significantly changes our relationship with what we perceive as painful. When I say 'looking' it means without analysis or judgement. We 'witness' this fear and anxiety perhaps like an observer and just as every thought and emotion and feeling, they arise and then they pass. Accepting and allowing them to be helps tremendously to not get drawn into them and become overwhelmed by them. I do hope that this helps you a little bit! Wishing you well, Swarajit.
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