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Dr. Sannidhya Varma  - Psychiatrist, Mohali

Dr. Sannidhya Varma

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS

Psychiatrist, Mohali

12 Years Experience  ·  0 - 700 at clinic
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Dr. Sannidhya Varma is a trusted Psychiatrist in S.A.S Nagar, Mohali. Doctor has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 12 years. Doctor studied and completed MD - Psychiatry, MBBS . You can visit him/her at Silver Oaks Hospital in S.A.S Nagar, Mohali. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sannidhya Varma and consult privately on

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MD - Psychiatry - King George's Medical College Lucknow. - 2011
MBBS - Government Medical College, Chandigarh - 2006
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Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Association Of Child And Adolescent Mental Health


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I have very thin hairs. And they have very space between them. That why I am feeling so nervous. Whenever I comb I loose almost 10-15 hairs. What should I do?

Psychologist, Delhi
I have very thin hairs. And they have very space between them. That why I am feeling so nervous. Whenever I comb I lo...
You do pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev daily on astha channel 5.00 to 7.30 am. Very very effective- you will get miraculous results! visit nearest patanjali chikitsalaya to get free guidance but paid medicine with no side effects.
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How can I mack my fathers memory sharp he forgets things fast I want to bring out my father from this problem.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
If your father is around 60 yrs age, should be taken seriously as it may be initial features of dementia. You should get his mri brain done.
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I don't know what is the problem in my life? Or is it my destiny? Or it was predestined? I am not able to decide. Or is it the wrong choice and decision or past mistakes that I am suffering in my life? I am not satisfied with the present situation in my life. I have never been able to achieve what I wanted in my life. I see myself with lots of potential. I am like all rounder. I am good looking person, I can sing, dance, act, study, play any games etc. But I am not expert in any area. With the increase in weight I am becoming more and more depressed. I don't face people especially with the opposite sex. Inferiority complex has made me sluggish. People see me as lazy. I spend more time watching TV. I don't have any friends that's because I don't trust people. I am reserved kind of person. I want to change my situation but don't know where to start.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't know what is the problem in my life? Or is it my destiny? Or it was predestined? I am not able to decide. Or ...
You are in charge of your life whatever else happens. You are also in charge of your destiny and you draw up a plan in early childhood that will determine the life path. This is called a script. To really understand your problem in its totality, is to go back home to your family of origin to trace some of the genesis of your problems. You may ignore all my assessments for want of complete evidence, and that is okay. I am not the world’s perfect diagnostic man, nor do I boast of knowing it all. So feel free to take what appeals and dump the rest in the garbage can. In my opinion, I think that your problem lies in the fear of rejection. This rejection is usually founded in your family of origin and is somewhat manifest in some descriptions you have given already. This is not to find fault with your parents: they may have done a lot of things with good intentions but may have inadvertently set up rejection. If you go way back, and see if there was any rejection prenatally or postnatally (again all this with intention or without), the child will pick up the sensation or feel like he is not wanted or even rejected. As you can see, I am presuming all this. You will have to give it substance if you so have the substance. Without reaching to any conclusions, just indulge in this thought to see if there is any semblance of truth to explore it further. Your parents may throw light on this but don’t share too much of what I saying until it has been verified. Also find out, if there was an abortion or miscarriage before or after you were born. Whether you were wanted by both parents at birth. Whether they expected a female child and were disappointed that you were a boy! How long were you breastfed by mom etc? These will all throw some light on my proposal of rejection if there is any truth.
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I am a student of B.a (economics, with college I joined competitive classes for tution. But I didn't concentrate on study what can I do please help me.

General Physician, Pudukkottai
Hi, Do some creative things like cycling, gardening before start studying. Always take a bath before study. While doing studying if you loss interest to continue you say your mind 'be here, be here, be here'it will psycologically support your brain. You can count below from 100 to 1 if you lost interest in studies. It also help to regain studies. All the best
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I am a marijuana smoker and smoke a lot about 10 bongs a day. I masturbate 2 to 3 times a day. I have been doing this past 7-8 years and I am addicted to it. I am getting married in 2 month's and I worry about infertility/ can't give birth and so. I want know whether I am infertile or normal and also pros and cons of masturbation. Can you help me?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a marijuana smoker and smoke a lot about 10 bongs a day. I masturbate 2 to 3 times a day. I have been doing this...
Masturbation is a problem due to the addiction aspect of it but not the infertility part. The infertility is not the concern anyway with both of your addictions, it is the addiction itself that indicates a very vulnerable personality. Does your wife to be and her family know about the marijuana addiction at all? this is also of big concern. You must tell them and hold up this marriage until you have resolved both the addictions. This is very unfair and deceptive to keep them in the dark. Apart from that, there is concern about the driving factors that have led you to this extent of addiction. For the infertility, you must visit a doctor (sexologist) and check out through an infertility test whether that is of serious concern. In all this, you must act in a responsible manner but being os an addictive person you may not take these measures and certainly not in the right spirit. But to do fair justice to this marriage, everything must be above board and in the open. In spite od this, if the family is willing for you to go through the marriage, then that is a different matter. Personally, I do not support you're going through with this under these circumstances.
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Hi, I am very loose tempered because of this my son faces many problems. I don't want to be weak in front of him. Now he (son) is small can obey me but after some time when he will be independent, he will not consider me. So I want to control myself but how? Please suggest me. Thanks.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
It is very good on your part that you yourself is coming out with your behavioural issues. As you are well aware, it is already affecting your relationship with your son and my affect your relationships badly in the future. You will need to introspect and analyse yourself and find your solutions. You can avail of private text consultation and we can discuss your issues.
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Chronic Depression - Tips to Help You Manage

Certificate in Wellness Management, Master In Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Chronic Depression - Tips to Help You Manage

Are you suffering from extreme depression? Does your depression episode continues for a long time and makes you feel too tired to get out of bed? Chronic depression is capable of turning your life upside down, causing turmoil with all your activities, thereby, spoiling your regular life totally. At times, a person can get so drained by depression that getting out of bed seems impossible because of fatigue. It is quite difficult to deal with such situations.

Here are some important tips on how to overcome your chronic depression and get out of bed.

  1. Be depressed upright: It is likely to be driven by the voices in your head during your depression. You should respond by replying to the voices that you are depressed, but you are going to be depressed outside. This is important, as activity and depression do not go well together. You should try to stop your thinking totally and put yourself in an automatic mode. Preparing to deal with thoughts from before is beneficial. When your body is in motion, it is easier to deal with the thoughts.
  2. Try to make it to the shower: When you do not feel like leaving your bed at all, you should try making it to the shower somehow. Taking a shower makes you a bit relaxed and diverted and you can expect relief from your depressive episode. This is an effective way to get yourself up and running from bed, instead of isolating yourself under the blanket. Taking a shower might bring you some hope and encourage you to step out of bed and do something productive. Even if you decided to be in bed all day strictly, a refreshing shower is likely to change your mind.
  3. Bribe yourself: You can try bribing yourself as a reason for getting out of bed. You can remind yourself how good you will feel after having a cup of hot coffee, or how nice it would feel to listen to a certain song while going to work.

It is important to give yourself a purpose or reason to get out of bed. Many people believe that they might feel like leaving the bed in spite of being heavily depressed, if they had a worthy purpose. It is very important for you to get involved in something. You might hate a job, or hate working, but it will give you a reason to divert from your depressive thoughts. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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My sister suffered epilepsy about 4 years ago. She is 17 years old. When the problem start it was fearful, cut her tounge, out of since. We are worried about this mater. I am bangladeshi. I want to take her in kolkata. Please give information.

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, Had you consulted any Doctor? Is CT scan/ EEG was done? can cause of seizure was detected ? I want to tell you that medicine as advised by your Doctor need to be taken regularly and must not missed dose even for single day You need to Consult Good Neurologist, i can guide you further
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I am suffering from sleeplessness. Also I am an ex alcoholic. Please suggest me some natural or ayurvedic treatment. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am suffering from sleeplessness. Also I am an ex alcoholic. Please suggest me some natural or ayurvedic treatment. ...
Take brahmi bati with gold of baidyanath pharma. Dose 1 tab with honey morning and evening 30 min after meal take this for 1 month and stop after that, also take jatamansi churan 1/2 tsf at bed time with milk your problem will cured with in 1 month.
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I am 17 and have very bad addiction of smoking plese tell me most helpful tips to leave smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are very young to have a? bad addiction? to smoking. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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My daughter is 19 years old. She is having treatment for psychosis. Is their any natural remedy for it?

MSc, PGDGC, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
My daughter is 19 years old. She is having treatment for psychosis. Is their any natural remedy for it?
Hi lybrate-user, As of my knowledge, even we don't have best medicine to cure schizophrenia or psychosis. The medicine only manage symptoms. Kindly include psychological counseling along with medication, it may gives best results. It's very difficult in naturopathy treatment as the client may be difficult to cooperate. But I can suggest the therapeutic message called Shirodhara or abiyangam (siddha) food like walnut, vitamin D and protein rich food gives an good effect. Pure coconut oil half teasppon. All the best Elayaraja
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Dyslexia - 10 Signs Your Child Maybe Suffering From It!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Solapur
Dyslexia - 10 Signs Your Child Maybe Suffering From It!

All parents expect their child to start going to school, learn writing and learning and do well in academics. However, children with dyslexia may not be able to progress at school at the same pace as others. The good news is that there are early pointers that can help a parent to identify dyslexia in the early stages. This can be helpful in training and support the child socially to learn and socialise normally.  Dyslexia is a disability that affects both spoken and written language. They have a different learning style and when supported and encouraged, instead of mocked and insulted, they can become avid readers. The following are common 10 indicators of developing dyslexia in children, in general, and at school.

10 Behavioural signs to watch for in general:

  1. The child usually has difficulty concentrating and following instructions
  2. The child is easily distracted, seems to daydream, and tends to forget words.
  3. Poor personal organisation skills and is not very good at time keeping.
  4. May get confused between today, tomorrow, yesterday; east and west; right and left; up and down.
  5. Has difficulty remembering seasons, months and days.
  6. Tends to be doing something to avoid work.
  7. Seems distracted, and ‘daydream,’ does not seem to listen
  8. Requires a lot of effort focusing on things at hand and is constantly tired.
  9. Slow pace of processing in terms of spoken or written language
  10. Often appears withdrawn or lost in his own world.

10 Behaviours to watch for at school:

  1. Poor standard of writing and written work in comparison with oratory skills.
  2. Poor handwriting with badly formed letters.
  3. Confused easily between similar looking letters like m/w, n/u, b/d.
  4. Usually, messes up work by using close but wrong spellings and rewriting the same
  5. Mixes up words by using similar-looking words – quiet and quite, tired and tried.
  6. Same word is spelt differently at different times
  7. Poor motor skills and pencil grip leading to slow, inaccurate writing
  8. Produces a lot of phonetic spelling which does not change with repeated corrections
  9. There is difficulty in blending words together, and struggles a lot when asked to read out loud, can miss out or add words that are familiar in between
  10. Has difficulty connecting the story that is being written or read

As noted, these children have very inconsistent behaviour with very limited understanding of nonverbal communication. If these symptoms go on increasing as they grow, it is advisable to seek professional help so that support can be provided and the condition can be arrested at the early stages. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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I smoke about 4-5 cigerates daily. Does that mean I will be affected by cancer at later stages of my life.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
U r decreasing ur life by 5 minutes from every ciggrette u smoke.. But it is not sure that every ciggrette smoker dies from cancer but most of them.
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Sir, I am studying MBBS 5 th see. I have problem of during exams I feel excess anxiety and I forget answers which I learnt perfectly. This create even mental distress to me. Earlier Dr. Asked me to take thyroid profile wch showed normal. Actually I want to take any drugs to reduce anxiety like benzodiazepines please sir help me out please.

Psychologist, Mumbai
Sir, I am studying MBBS 5 th see. I have problem of during exams I feel excess anxiety and I forget answers which I l...
Hi Librate user you have already completed more than half of your course, only few semester is left. Just forget every thing believe in yourself, concentrate on your studies. Study well and try to understand the subject. Most of students feel tense at this time. When you feel tense breath slowly and say something positive and encouraging to yourself. Read carefully the question and make sure that you get a firm grasp of the questions, pick out the questions that relate well to your revision, don't rush anything just do your best. Don't think about result. Pl don't take any medication yourself. All The Best.
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Weakness In the brain Which is the best Medicine for Brain. Weak Memory and Stress And Not To Much Focus On study weak In concentration. Tell me The Homeopathic Medicine Which Without Any Side Effects or any Other Medicine.

General Physician, Nashik
To improve your memory :- Give your brain a workout by solving puzzles. Don't skip the physical exercise. Get your 7 hours of sleep. Make time for friends. Keep stress in check by yoga and meditation. Have a laugh. Eat a brain-boosting diet like Almonds, fruits and high protein diet. Identify and treat health problems. Take practical steps to support learning and memory. Avoid multitasking.
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Many time I am in depression for few thing. About family office. And get pain in my mind. What to do. I m confused.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Many time I am in depression for few thing. About family office. And get pain in my mind. What to do. I m confused.
Hi, you can discuss those things in detail to get clarity on the situation. Unless the stressors resolved you will not find peace of mind. The pain is due to stress. Daily exercise for 30 minutes and do meditation. Eat lots of fruits specially banana. Consult me for detailed assessment and psychotherapy.
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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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Hi sir. My age Is 26 now. I have a problem of stammering. Because of the issue of stammering I can't able to speak good. It's dominated my career growth. Am had horrible experience in Day to day life. Today's situation fluent speak is more essential to live. U suffering from all the disability to speak properly. Can any one save me from this issue. Please help me. Suggest me any time of treatment or surgery regarding speaking problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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I'm 25 years old I had anxiety disorder. M consult doctor his prescribed medicine like neuvilaz 20 mg and etibliss es 10. Can you please suggest is it medicine is proper for treatment for anxiety.

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'm 25 years old I had anxiety disorder. M consult doctor his prescribed medicine like neuvilaz 20 mg and etibliss es...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The prescribed medicines should be apt for your complaints for personality style. Don't worry. 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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Depression Relapse - How You Can Get Through It?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Depression Relapse - How You Can Get Through It?

Depression is defined as a mental state, which is typified by pessimistic sense of insufficiency and a hopeless lack of activity. This state could be so severe that it may require clinical intervention. 'Relapse' is the term coined for the reappearance of signs of depression within six months after the patient has been cured of depression. The time period of depression relapse may be smaller than depression recurrence, but it is equally frightening in both the cases. It becomes very difficult for the patient to combat all the signs of depression and cope up with gloom, fatigue, bad temper etc. The person starts alienating himself from the rest of the world. So, it becomes necessary for him to follow an apt strategy to survive a depression relapse.

First of all, the patient suffering from depression relapse should immediately consult his or her therapist or psychiatrist and get an adequate treatment for the same. The treatment procedure may include intake of antidepressants and psychotherapy. While the treatment is carried on, you may require some tips to survive that time interval. Below are some guidelines for the same: 

  1. Accept the Truth: Though it is never easy to acknowledge the state of mental illness, but it is the key to cope up with depression relapse. Accepting that depression would strike again and again would help you to deal with it.
  2. Identify the Symptoms of Depression Relapse: Instead of neglecting the initial signs of depression relapse, it is necessary to accept that depression has hit you again. It is better to leave your shame or guilt aside and consider it as a normal event. Immediately go and make your therapist aware of the symptoms you identified, so that remedial action could be taken accordingly. The first sign of depression relapse may differ from person to person. It may be lack of sensation or any sudden surge of energy. Although these changes may appear subtle but should be noted down and conveyed to your therapist.
  3. Seek help from others: Depression relapse gets easier to survive with the help of friends, family and loved ones. Open up about your mental state and talk freely to others. You will find that you are not alone. Constant support from your nearby people will prove very beneficial. They will keep reminding you the fact that, 'this too shall pass away'. Do not alienate yourself, instead try to socialize. Hang out with your friends and indulge in activities which bring you pleasure. Primarily it will be hard to seek joy by socializing but it will prove fruitful in the long run. Pursue your hobbies and try to relax.

Depression relapse occurs again and again, no matter how hard one tries to run away from it. So, it is better to accept this harsh truth and start following the above measures to survive Depression Relapse.

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

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