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Dr. Shobhna Srivastava

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Dr. Shobhna Srivastava is a trusted Psychologist in Secunderabad, Hyderabad. You can visit her at Chethana Hospital in Secunderabad, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shobhna Srivastava on Lybrate.com.

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When I get any news to lost anyone I gets very depressed for two or three months so what can I do 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
When I get any news to lost anyone I gets very depressed for two or three months so what can I do help me.
Dear lybrate-user. This is because of anxiety disorder and fear of death. I suggest you cognitive behavior therapy and counseling. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please ...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. When you are greaving, your mind is continuously engaged in sad and disturbing thoughts and feeling of loss and perhaps guilt. When sadness over powers you it is difficult to feel any other feelings. Even feeling happy makes you feel guilty and uneasy. Slow but effective way to over cone sadness is to engage yourself in some neutral activities such as cleaning. Walking or readjng a light book. Once you try that for few days you may be ready for following things. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities hope this helps wishing you very best.
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Sir I'm 19 years old. Feeling tired and stressful due to some mistakes of my childhood. I want to left all these bad habits. Plzz suggest me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Sir I'm 19 years old. Feeling tired and stressful due to some mistakes of my childhood. I want to left all these bad ...
Then leave, you have so much more to do, why are you wasting time. At 19 you shall be thinking of your education, career and on top of all health and confidence. You shall be playing some sport, swimming, classes for syllabus etc. If you will get attached to short pleasures you will be left behind of people of your age group. So you do not need any medicine, just think what is the use of some activity if at all it is not going to give you any benefit but rather will affect your health. Go ahead man, make new friends start loving your education and take care of your body.
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From the past month sometimes have a felling of suicide and sometimes I feel I should have a brain checkup. From the past month everything is like weird, I do not like to do the stuff I usually do the most when I'm sad or upset like listening songs, playing games, to find new ways of enjoyment, talking to friends, hanging out and some more such stuff. I think I have become emotionless I feel nothing means I do not get angry at any cost , I do not get sad even if some of my own family member or a close person hurts me a lot, I'm not even happy, I do not think this is due to hormonal changes, cause I had these hormonal fluctuations 2 years ago and I had no such reactions in the last year. I have tried to discuss these problems with my friends but no one had a solution which I could adopt for a change in my mind set. It is my humble request to you sir / ma'am please give the best solution so that I can overcome my mental problems. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
From the past month sometimes have a felling of suicide and sometimes I feel I should have a brain checkup.
From the ...
There is all likelihood that some unresolved childhood issue is cropping up for the last time seeking a resolution. If you or your parents know of anything that happened from your prenatal days till now, then take that information and consult with a counselor first. Suicidal tendencies may have very deep rooted life-threatening events that remained buried and is now surfacing. This is speculation and can only be verified by your parents. If all this is true, it then appears like you have touched upon an important matter to resolve. Otherwise, you may carry a permanent negative trait into adulthood and beyond and suffer unnecessary difficulties. See this as an eye-opener and an opportunity to sort out something that has long-term bearings.
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I am 25 female. Suffering from major breakdown in every area of my life. One bad incident and whole life came crashing down. I am trying very hard to deal with it but it just seems impossible to come out of of. Death seems to be the only way to freedom from this struggle. But problem is, I am not a weak person and though I really want to anyhow just free myself from this, suicide is not my way.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Definitely yes. Suicide is not your way. You have enough experience fighting negative situations in your life. All those situations gave you a lot of positive lessons which are your greatest assets. Be proud of them. As you had see many negatives, the bright part is near. Don't surrender. Positives are round the corner. Be patient. Take care.
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I have taken alprax from last two nights and still I was not able to sleep, I wish to know that I hope I am not in depression but it is true that I am not able to face reality in life and I am loosing my will each day to fight against struggles which I am going through.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have taken alprax from last two nights and still I was not able to sleep, I wish to know that I hope I am not in de...
Dear lybrate user, loosing sleep for 2 nights does not mean you are depressed. Please avoid self medication, it is harmful. You are definable under lot of stress. Your mind is disturbed. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to face the realities of life. Acceptance is not easy. But please remember that life is full of challenges and the situations in life keep changing. So even if you are going through hard time in your life right now, this will change. You need to understand what exactly is bothering you and what are your options. Every challenge help you to grow personally. I guess you are feeling stuck at this point of time in your life. It is advisable to consult a counsellor who will help you in resolving your issues rationally. Take care.
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I lost my phone in past week it was very expensive and nice phone so I went myself in depression.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I lost my phone in past week it was very expensive and nice phone so I went myself in depression.
If you lose something then it means you lost it and it was not yours. And if something is with you then it is yours. Why feel depressed just think that if god have taken your mobile from you then he will give you a better option. What it will no body knows. But just think every thing will be fine. Keep yourself calm by doing some breathing exercise.
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I feel very low all the time. I don't feel like talking to anyone. . I jus keep myself locked in the room. I feel I need medical help. Can someone please advice?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Meditate , get busy in your life, else depression will ruin your life. Know your self come out of it and be in present, life is beautiful still . Try Tranquil (homeo) and Five Phos Tonic 6 X for nerves . 4 pills 4 times . God bless You
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My child has a red mole on his forehead since birth it was small n it's big will it disappear or we need to do the surgery but will that harm him or leave any marks on it's face worried for the same as he is 1 years 6 months only.

MBBS, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Ahmedabad
My child has a red mole on his forehead since birth it was small n it's big will it disappear or we need to do the su...
If increasing, get it removed and get biopsy. If static, may watch its course. Removal will leave behind scar, but with laser removal, scar may be minimum.
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I am 24 years old. I have migraine headache, I am using ciplar-40mg tablets on daily basis, but still I am suffering with headache with frequency of 2 days. Due to this problem I am getting angry on others. Kindly give some suggestion for my problem.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
I am 24 years old. I have migraine headache, I am using ciplar-40mg tablets on daily basis, but still I am suffering ...
Ciplar is ok it prevents migraine but you r taking incomplete treatment in respect of drugs. Your history is also incomplete. To get total relief you have to take complete treatment with yogic excercise. You r welcome to disscus your case on private question platform of lybrate god bless.
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Dear Dr. now a days I feel so depress due to shift work and It leads to Hari fall also. What should i do?

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Dear Dr. now a days I feel so depress due to shift work and It leads to Hari fall also.  What should i do?
Working in shifts disturbs your body clock which ultimately affects mood levels. Many times mind and body lacks sufficient energy due to disturbed sleep cycle. You need to take care of your diet, having plenty of fruits and liquid. Get a habit of listening instrumental music before going to bed. Deep breathing for 10 minutes every day will help you to maintain the energy levels.
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I am 20 year old male. Whenever I start concentrating on any academy related topic in some deep. Then I feel ache on my brain. And it becomes difficult to concentrate further. 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
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The head ache you are referring cold be related to stress disorder. I suggest you to reduce the study timing by almost one hour daily. Exercise, engage in entertainment etc. Provide 10 minutes entertainment between every 10 minutes study. I also suggest counselling. Take care.
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I'm very tense for my husband because he is alcoholic from last six year . Main problem is after having 4 pegs he will not have any sense to talk and he start abusing language and after me.He had gastric bypass in 2006 after his surgery he became wild and arrogant . Plz help me out . He is diabetic also

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your husband is complicating matters by consuming alcohol after this surgery and also being a diabetic. You must take him to his doctor and find out from him how dangerous alcohol is for his condition. It seems that he has a strong oral issue which has switched from heavy eating to heavy drinking, after the surgery. This may indicate some issue stemming from his early childhood ? normally some deep pain that he is smothering by intoxication. He will need to be hospitalized to detoxify him and then for some extensive addiction counseling to resolve this for good. You could then both go for AA meetings and Al-anon support groups: the former for your husband and the latter for family members of alcoholics like you. You could also contact me for the book on addictions, for a fee of Rs. 250/- only.
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I am getting mental tension I am getting bp more how can that tension be reduced help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am getting mental tension I am getting bp more how can that tension be reduced help me.
Life is full of challenges. See what is the cause of your tension. Are you happy with your family life and what are you studying presently? what are your dreams? decide your goals and try to achieve it step by step. Understand your strengths and try to improve upon your skills. When life is difficult, we have minimum 2 choices - one is - keep complaining and keep failing, second is - take charge of your life and try to face the difficulties, and try to solve it. Make best possible efforts.
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I have anxiety and started treatment from last 13 months. Now the symptoms are completely controlled and started reducing dosage. But I would like to know whether the symptoms will not occur again after I stopped using medicines completely or not. I am using Sertagress 50 mg morning and night.

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 have anxiety and started treatment from last 13 months. Now the symptoms are completely controlled and started redu...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. General anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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I was recently diagnosed for schizophrenia. Whether he has to take medicines throughout his life. Is there any other remedy please advice and also tell me ways to support as he had lost his mother in feb 2017.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
The exact cause of schizophrenia isn't known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain chemistry and structure may play a role. Schizophrenia is characterised by thoughts or experiences that seem out of touch with reality, disorganised speech or behaviour and decreased participation in daily activities. Difficulty with concentration and memory may also be present. Treatment is usually lifelong and often involves a combination of medications, psychotherapy and coordinated speciality care services.
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Stress and Family Life

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Stress and Family Life
In our modern life, stress is an indispensable part. Career, jobs, studies, incomes, business, money, property- all are associated with some sorts of stress. The problem gets exaggerated when it affects the family life. Because, at the end of the day, we all want to enjoy a happy family life. And a family life has its sense when the husband and the wife are in harmony. Needless to say, that a family is incomplete without a kid.

How stress affects family life? Effect of stress is not limited to mind. It has serious effects in the body. It affects blood circulation and the heart. It puts pressure on nerves. It also alters the blood sugar level. And he end result is diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart diseases. Ultimately these diseases affect all the organs of our body. Some people try to get rid of stress by smoking and alcohol. These will simply put burden on already affected heart and blood.

Stress also alters important hormone levels in our body. The hormones needed for basic reproductive function (sex, conception and pregnancy) are either increased or decreased. Prolactin hormone is increased. Normally prolactin is needed to secrete milk from breast to fed the baby. But abnormally increased prolactin leads to milk secretion from breast (even without pregnancy) and irregularities in periods. Very high prolactin may even lead to problems with ovulation (at middle of each period, the egg gets released from ovary) and as a result, the woman cannot conceive a baby. Even in male, high prolactin leads to difficulty in erection of penis. In some male, it can lead to gynaecomastia (growth of male breast). Excessive high dose of prolatin leads to loss of sex desire in male and interferes with spermatogenesis (sperm production).

Apart from increasing prolactin, stress can directly affect the hormones secreted from the pituitary gland of both male and female, the testes in male and the ovaries in female. As a result, all the reproductive functions get disturbed leading to problems in sex (loss of desire in both male and female, problems in erection and ejaculation in male), irregular periods in female and ultimately pregnancy cannot occur.

The diseases occurring as a result of stress (diabetes, hypertension etc) also affect the normal functions of ovaries causing irregular periods, even no periods at all. There may be problems in ovulation and thus difficulties in achieving pregnancy. Even if pregnancy occurs, it may be aborted because of these diseases. Similarly in male, diabetes and hypertension will cause sexual dysfunction and will affect sperm production.

The lifestyles accompanying stress are also responsible for harmful effects on family life. Smoking and alcohol have been mentioned earlier. Stress may be associated with abnormal weight gain and that will affect the woman’s life in badly manner. There will be disturbances in periods, ovulation problems, infertility and even pregnancy loss. Sitting for long time while driving or keeping laptops on laps, will increase the temperature of scrotum in male and thus will decrease the sperm production.

Again there is a vicious cycle- stress leads to family problems like problems in sex and in having pregnancy. That will in turn increase pressures from family (especially in-laws) and the society. This will simple aggravate the stress.
So, what can be done to avoid these problems? The answer seems to be simple- that is avoiding stress. But it’s very easy to say and difficult to commit. First thing is try to bring stress at home just keep it at your workplace. Avoid smoking and cut down alcohol consumption. Avoid sitting long time in front of computers and take periodical rests when you are working continuously. The rest does not mean that you have to lie down in bed; just have a short walk. Start exercise that will keep you healthy and reduce your stress. Yoga is an Indian culture that taught the Western world how to reduce stress. Take plenty of water and green vegetables and fruits. Avoid fast food. Always put on comfortable dresses. And if all of these do not work, try if you can do something to avoid the stress- like changing the workplace, talking directly to your co-employees or the employer. If still all these cannot help, consult psychological counselor. A timely counseling will reduce stress significantly. In very few cases, drugs may be needed to reduce stress. But remember, drugs can only be useful if you are trying all the other measures. Simple dependence on drugs won’t help much.

Now regarding family problems associated with stress follow simple measures. Often we feel embarrassed to discuss these issues. Try to enjoy time of personal intimacy to the fullest. Don’t think of any problems during that time. If still there are problems, don’t hesitate to take medical help. And please remember, the drugs used to solve sexual problems may have side effects. So, these should be taken only after medical consultation.
In case of female, maintain optimum weight. Avoid fast food, alcohol and smoking. If periods are irregular, maintain a menstrual diary. Consult a doctor to find out if there are some serious issues associated with these problems (like hormonal problems, thyroid diseases, even some tumours). You doctor will then decide the best treatment for you. If there are low desire for sex, don’t hesitate to take help of doctor. It may be a symptom of hormone deficiency that can affect your different systems (like bone, heart, blood etc). Now a days, there are lots of treatment options available for this.

For male, if there is low desire, consult your doctor to find out the cause of this problem. At the same time, avoid any anxiety, alcohol and smoking. Sometimes there are problems with erection. Instead of trying drugs shown in media or newspaper, feel free to talk to your doctor; because erection problem may be caused by some serious issues like heart disease, diabetes etc. So, if you have erection problems, consult doctor. He/ she will counsel you and give you the best treatment. Now if the problem is with ejaculation (like early loss of semen or very low semen), that issue can also be solved in the same way.
What’s about infertility problems? Stress and infertility are inter-related, as described before. Now, if there is problem with fertility, please remember few facts. Even in totally healthy couples, the chance of pregnancy after regular intercourse in fertile period (in the middle of menstrual cycle, usually) is only 20%. Though it appears disappointing, majority of couples conceive in course of time. So, couples are requested to report to doctor only if they tried regularly for one year without any protection. Then your doctor will assess you and try to find out the problem. And again, treatment of infertility is also depending on chance. Hat means we have to increase the chance above the natural chance (which is 20%). So, even one treatment fails, there is enough scope, so no need to lose hope. In other words, there is no need to increase the stress.

So, stay healthy, keep your mind healthy by avoiding stress and keep your family relationship totally stress-free.
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I am not able to pronounce certain words properly especially words that include d, t, z. My age is 22 what will be the solution of this. Thank you.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
You can meet a speech therapist whi can train you to speak well. An ent check up will help find any anatomical causes which can be corrected.
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He has a habit of masturbate without using hand by lying backward on the floor, he need help to control his dezire and he wants to forget this things but he can't. Please give me suggestions how he remove this bad habit and recover his health.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
He has a habit of masturbate without using hand by lying backward on the floor, he need help to control his dezire an...
Dear lybrate user if the habbit has become irresistible than try not to go for lying down on floor immediately but rather hold yourself just for few minutes and try doing deep and slow breathing for some time. Freezing yourself for sometime during that moment may be difficult initially but soon you will get mastery over it. Do not get disheartened with initial failures to freeze yourself during the urge and try each time when the urge comes. If you hold yourself during the most intense moments you will notice that within minutes the intensity for doing the behavior decreases and that you can hold yourself back from doing it. Do tell me later about your try.
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