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Dr. Vijayalakshmi Damera - Psychologist, Kakinada

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Damera

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Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education

Psychologist, Kakinada

14 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Damera 90% (292 ratings) Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education Psychologist, Kakinada
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Dr. Vijayalakshmi Damera is a practicing Counselling Psychologist since 30 years. She operates from her clinic called Strategies, Options & Solutions in Srinagar, Kakinada. She is also an Educational Counsellor, Career Counsellor, a Neuro Linguistic Programmer, Life Coach.

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Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology - Andhra University - 2004
Ph. D - Education - Andhra University - 2016
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Depression - How To Identify If You Are Suffering?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
Depression - How To Identify If You Are Suffering?

Most of us have faced the feeling of being weighed down by life's harsh realities and have been sad or low for a long while. It is very common to be upset for some time and most people recover from this feeling and start smiling again in a short span of time. But, if you or any of your loved ones are almost always very sad and this spirit is affecting your daily life considerably, then chances are you might be undergoing a phase of depression.

Here are certain signs to watch out for to determine whether you are struggling with depression.

  1. Cultivation of a pessimistic approach about everything in life - You feel a sense of hopelessness and that your situation in life will always be the same without any improvement is a sure shot sign that you are suffering from depression.
  2. Sudden variation in weight or appetite - If you suddenly find that you've lost or gained a significant amount of weight without any substantial reason, then chances are high that it is happening because of your depression.
  3. A significant change in sleeping patterns - If you've been experiencing insomnia lately or have got a habit of oversleeping, then these might be symptoms of depression.
  4. Feeling of guilt without any particular reason - If you have started feeling guilty or constantly blame yourself for everything you've done in the past then the reason behind this may be your state of depression.
  5. Anger or irritated mood - Having a low level of tolerance, getting angry quickly or always being in an irritated mood can be a prominent sign of depression.
  6. Displaying an uninteresting behaviour towards regular activities - If you no longer feel pleasure in pursuing your favourite activities or things from daily life like hobbies; socialising doesn't interest you anymore then it can be a warning sign for you.

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

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3 Mental Disorders That Genes Can Pass!

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
3 Mental Disorders That Genes Can Pass!

The risk of a mental illness increases, if one or more of your family members have a mental disorder, but this increased risk doesn't guarantee that you will develop a mental illness. Not only have some mental illnesses been found to be hereditary in nature, but certain studies have found that some major mental illnesses can be traced to the same genetic variations.

Some hereditary psychiatric disorders are:

  1. Obsessive compulsive disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a disorder of the brain and behavior. A person suffering from OCD has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and behaviors they cannot stop repeating. Ocd also causes severe anxiety in such people. In 2000, a study conducted by researchers in Washington d. C. And Baltimore concluded that having one or more ocd family member (s) may increase the chances of you developing it too. In 2010, a study tracked down possible chromosomes that may be responsible for OCD.
  2. Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that affects and dictates how a person feels, thinks and behaves. Those suffering from schizophrenia may lose touch with reality and experience delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders and movement disorders. It has been seen that people who have an identical twin with schizophrenia are 50% more likely to develop the disorder and those who have one parent suffering from schizophrenia are 18% more likely to inherit the illness.
  3. Depression: Major depression or clinical depression is a common though severe mood disorder. It is characterized by an episode of sadness or apathy along with other symptoms that last at least for two consecutive weeks. Those suffering from depression may feel helpless and worthless, lose all interest in daily activities or activities they used to enjoy and feel unable to take part in normal day-to-day activities. Other symptoms of depression also include sleep pattern and appetite changes, chronic fatigue, concentration or focus problems and physical discomfort. Some patients with depression may become suicidal.

In 2011, a study pinned down a specific chromosome that may trigger depression development. Research on the hereditary properties of depression within families shows that some people are more prone to develop the disorder than others. If you have a parent or sibling that suffers from depression, you might be 1.5 to 3 times more likely to develop depression than those who do not have a close family member suffering from this condition. You are also more prone to developing bipolar disorder in such a scenario.

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

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How do I tackle depressive thoughts, or depression? I maybe harmful for myself. Pls help.

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
How do I tackle depressive thoughts, or depression?
I maybe harmful for myself. Pls help.
First write down all thoughts in your head as they come. Categorise then as useful useless and productive Review thoughts after a week You will understand your problem.
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I have been having anxiety problem since 3 months. I am getting anxious during certain times like travelling, watching movies, etc. I keep thinking "what if I faint and fall down. Will people admit me to the hospital immediately to save my life" thoughts every time. When I get anxious, I start to feel very light headed, I get sweats and my heartbeat runs faster and I get chills in my heart. Can you please give me medicine to reduce these symptoms?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
I have been having anxiety problem since 3 months. I am getting anxious during certain times like travelling, watchin...
This is a typical anxiety attack which is a cycle of irrelevant thoughts which make you panic over nothing. Perceived future is a probability. Focus on what you have to do now. Not about what may happen in future.
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Depression - How It Varies from Person to Person!

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
Depression - How It Varies from Person to Person!

Recently most of us were shaken by the death of the well-known television actress, Pratyusha Banerjee. Her sudden death has brought to light the very common yet under-addressed problem - Depression -  that a number of youths are living with.

Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should, most people still live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression. There is often a delay in opting for the treatment because of the social taboo associated with depression.

Although cases of depression can vary from an individual to the other, there are signs that one can look out for, to identify a depressed person:

  1. Low mood most of the time of day along with frequent crying spells
  2. Feeling of unworthiness and low self-respect are very common in a depressed person. Due to these feelings, the affected person may become very critical and disapproving about himself or herself.
  3. Lack of enjoyment and loss of interest in a depressed person makes them no longer derive pleasure from things that once gave him or her happiness.
  4. Exhaustion and insomnia are signs that one should look out for in a depressed individual. These are usually due to changes in sleep patterns, from sleeping a lot because of feelings of constant fatigue or due to instances of wakefulness.
  5. From indulging in comfort eating to losing the will to eat, predominantly loss of appetite characterizes a depressed person.
  6. Difficulty in recalling details and tendency to over generalize as also problem-solving issues can point to the presence of depression
  7. Unexplained bodily pains and aches are another characteristics of the condition.  

What are the different types of depression?

Regarding the different forms of this mental health issue, it comes in several forms along with their distinct symptoms, effects, and causes. These are:

  1. Major depression
  2. Dysthymia
  3. Recurrent depressive disorder
  4. Seasonal affective disorder
  5. Bipolar disorder

How can it affect your life?

More than 90% people who commit suicide suffer from some form of psychiatric illness and depression is the most common reason. The despair that usually accompanies depression makes the thought of taking one's life as the only means available to escape the pain. In addition to suicidal thoughts, it can also affect one's functioning in day to day life if help is not sought in time.

Depression is as curable as any other illness. Both medical management and psychotherapy are helpful in treatment. Type of treatment depends on patient's condition, the severity of illness as well as availability.

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

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I proposed that girl and he also love me but when I reach to her house he doesn't talk to me. And he avoid me in presence of any person. Then I got depressed. I think he loves me or not. But I believe he loves me so much but when he does not talk to me I become worried. Why this happened?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
I proposed that girl and he also love me but when I reach to her house he doesn't talk to me. And he avoid me in pres...
Women like men to follow them about as it boosts their ego. But if a relationship has to last then you need to understand that there must be reciprocation.
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I'm 25 year old male I've been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia now I'm fine but sometimes I get so depressed thinking about my past about my ex girlfriend ,now I don't trust anyone and I'm unable to sleep in nights what should I do?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
I'm 25 year old male I've been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia now I'm fine but sometimes I get so depressed th...
Instead of past think of how to get successful and get back your list attention. You can't do what you can't. You also cannot get back the past.
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What are the symptoms of anxiety? How to cope up with anxiety? I am having always unknown fear and I worry ​alot for everything. Is it anxiety?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
What are the symptoms of anxiety? How to cope up with anxiety? I am having always unknown fear and I worry ​alot for ...
Fear of future causes anxiety. Be in the present and do what you can do. Leave the rest to God. All will go well. Worrying doesn't help you get what you want. It only messes your mind and makes you dysfunctional.
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Hi doctor, this is my life which im telling u, please read carefully and guide me, the decision which you tel will be definitely followed by me. Doctor im very very sensitive girl, I believe wat ever people tel, I believe all are good, I was not knowing how people re outside world, I was grown up securely wit loving parents, im very studious girl I got distinction in 10th std, but once I got in deg my mind got changed, I was influcend wit bad boys, on name of love anf marragige guy loved me I trusted him very much, I felt he ll. Marry me, hevused me sexually, but one day I came to know his thoughts, he became selfish, he became cruel so gradually I became far from him, this happened in. Just six months, but in all. These inevwr quit my studies I completed bsc, later on entered msc also, there once I got kidnapoed and raped from. College student, since I was in depression I came in contact wit other guy as good friend he was close to me as friend, he also parallel cheated me, like how first person i did, bcz of this second person I again got cheated in life, he was my classmate, same area also, o dint qant to cheat him so I said all real facts wat happened, he aggred, and he became closer again on name of love but fhis person aslo cheated me for sex, I beloved him blindly but he cheated, I ws going to his home, I know all his parents, all are very close to me, but neve expected tat this guy also cheat me. For sex,.in all. Fhi issues I some. How cleared msc also bcz im very passion about my studies I wanted to study more, so I completed msc, after I came out my dad was not well so I joinef for job in school, later by doing job I even completed B ed by doing job, evwn tat time second faint was in contact he was taking my salary also, he used. Me for money were I was not aware of tia tings in fat age, after B ed I gradually came in teaching field, I became. letter also mean while dad was not well so I tried to forget everything and became backbone. To.my family, till the age of 27i worked for my parents. I really love my parents. Now I got married as per parents wish, im. happy in. My life. This is what happened in my entire life once I entered job i.came to know wat s good. Anf bad, till. Tat I was vey innocent, but now after marriage im feeling like im cheating my husband, I got bleeding, vaginal infection, lower abdominal pain after my first night, doctor clearly said ir virgin, fo few people infections will happen bcz its for first time sex, so im confused wat happed in my past, doctor I really promise no one inserted directly, I never gave tat chance, but I do not perfectly remember wat happened, now the question. Is am I really good girl, am ideally pure girl bcz I had bleeding after first night, why did I believe those boys so much, y was I influenced so much, am I really cheating my husband, wat should I do now in future. Should I die bcz I did mistake, o I have dream. To educate poor children and help poor people aholud I carry on wit my life on fulfilling my dream. My parents are poor so im unaffordable to go to hospital for treatment please Kindly help me in giving good decision, wat ever decision doctor give I ll follow, if you tell to. Forget past and lead future please Do guide me on how to forget also, I should not have tat guilt feel abut my husband, please guide me. doctor im trusting iu,

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
Hi doctor, this is my life which im telling u, please read carefully and guide me, the decision which you tel will be...
You are a good girl and are very good at heart. Whatever happened in the past is beat forgotten but what you must learn about it is that you must never allow anyone too close to cheat you. I understand your nature. But never listen to people point of view think from your point of view. You are lucky as you have a good husband. You also have a situation of bleeding where there is no doubt about your past. Start your life afresh. Forget past. If you live your husband be good to him. Don't say anything about past because it's beat forgotten. Lead a good happy life with your husband. You are not a cheater. You got cheated. It's not your fault. Start a new chapter. Best wishes.
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