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No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, Chennai Chennai
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St Thomas Hospital is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. M Anand Pratap, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 91 patients.

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How Homeopathy Helps Manage Autism?

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
How Homeopathy Helps Manage Autism?

Autism is a condition that afflicts many children around the globe and continues well into adulthood, with far-ranging and lifelong repercussions. While there is no permanent cure for this debilitating condition, one can turn to a number of treatments and management methods in order to take care of the symptoms and suppress the onset of the same. Let us find out more about the causes of the condition as well as the diagnosis, diet and homeopathic treatment for the same.

Causes

This is a neurological disease that children are usually born with. It may arise due to genetic or environmental factors. This is a complex ailment that has a bearing on the social and communication skills of the child and it affects his/her development as the child grows into an adult. Intake of drugs and other kinds of harmful medications during pregnancy are the most notable causes of this disease, while a faulty carrier gene could also bring on this condition in many cases. Exposure to many kinds of chemicals may also lead to the onset of this condition.

Diagnosis

While there are no lab tests that can determine the presence of this condition, doctors usually conduct the diagnosis on the basis of the symptoms, including constant tantrums, repetition of words as well as slurring, and over sensitivity towards pain. Further, a clinical evaluation based on the milestones touched by the child in the development process will also be studied carefully in order to make the right diagnosis. Screening tests can help determine the presence of this condition.

Diet

There is a large body of medical practitioners who hold the belief that the diet of a patient can have a large bearing on how he or she reacts to autism and its symptoms. As per many medical studies, it is known that these patients are not able to digest gluten and casein very well, which is why they should eliminate the same from their diet. Therefore, the patients must stick to gluten-free food like rice, vegetables, corn, soy and even fruits. Further, they should even try to avoid casein-rich food like dairy.

Homeopathic Treatment

These medicines should always be prescribed by a doctor. There are about 20 different types of medicines available to treat and manage the symptoms, especially if they arise due to genetic reasons. These may be prescribed for a period of six months to one year at a time, depending on the severity of the symptoms. The Houston Homeopathy Method has been known to give relief to over hundreds of children suffering from this ailment. Constitutional homeopathy can also be used in such cases so as to bring some respite from the symptoms. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Ways To Manage Compulsive Sexual Behaviour!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Ways To Manage Compulsive Sexual Behaviour!

One of the emerging psychiatric disorder that has significant medical and psychiatric consequences is compulsive sexual behaviour or hypersexuality, is an obsession with sexual thoughts in which people cannot manage their sexual behaviour. It may involve a commonly enjoyable sexual experience as self-stimulation which becomes an obsession. The person suffering from the condition may also get involved in sexual behaviours that are outside the bounds of commonly accepted conduct like paying for sex or having extramarital affairs.

Untreated compulsive sexual behaviour damages one’s self-esteem, health, job, relationships and career. However, with treatment and self-help,
one can manage compulsive sexual behaviour and learn to manage one’s urge. Males are more likely to be unfaithful than females because they have stronger sexual impulses and weaker self-control. Compulsive sexual behaviour symptoms vary in type and severity. During intense sexual impulses, one feels as if they're beyond control. This is the first and the most common symptom as the patient uses compulsive sexual behaviour as an escape route for problems like loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. One has trouble establishing and maintaining emotional closeness, even if one is married or in a committed relationship.

The treatment for compulsive sexual behaviour involves psychotherapy and medications. A primary goal of treatment is to help one manage urges and reduce excessive behaviours while maintaining healthy sexual activities. If one has compulsive sexual behaviour, one may need treatment for mental health condition. People with compulsive sexual behaviour often have alcohol or drug abuse problems or a mood disorder such as depression.

Counselling sessions can help one learn how to manage one’s compulsive sexual behaviour. Intensive treatment programs for compulsive sexual behaviours focus on identification of core triggers and beliefs about sexual addiction. It assists in development of healthier choices and coping skills to minimize urges and deal with the preoccupation of sexual addiction. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can prove to be very useful as it focuses on increasing one’s awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviours, and developing new insights into their motivations. Resolving conflicts using this therapy is also recommended. The other kind of treatment program is cognitive behavioural therapy. This therapy helps one to identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviours and replace them with healthy, positive ones. Family therapy and couples therapy may restore trust, minimize shame and guilt thus establishing a healthy sexual relationship between partners.

Medications include anti-depressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mood stabilizers and anti-androgens have also been used to treat compulsive sexual behaviour. Anti-androgens are prescribed as it reduces the biological effects of sex hormones in men thus reducing sexual urges. Luteinizing hormone is also prescribed as it reduces obsessive sexual thoughts by reducing the production of testosterone. Anti-seizure medications, naltrexone, and medications which decrease male hormones have been found to decrease the compulsive urges and impulses associated with sexual addictions for some sufferers. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Dissociation Disorder - Know More About This Disease!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dissociation Disorder - Know More About This Disease!

Dissociative disorder can be described as a mental disorder that involves experiences of disconnection and a lack of continuity between the thoughts and memories of a person including a lack of awareness of the surroundings, actions and even identity. People who are suffering from dissociative disorder generally escape reality in such an extreme way that they lose focus of what is happening around them which causes involuntary and unhealthy actions that may hamper the normal way of life.

Studies have found that dissociative disorder is a result of a trauma that the person may have encountered prior to the symptoms and tries to keep the difficult memories related to that incident away from their mind. Symptoms of dissociative disorder range from amnesia to even alternate identities depending heavily on the type of dissociative disorder that the person is suffering from. Research has shown that stress is a major factor in inducing the disorder. Stress worsens the symptoms and makes the disorder obvious.

There are a number of treatments for dissociative disorder. It ranges from talk therapy or psychotherapy to medications. However, it must be noted that treating dissociative disorder is difficult and research and studies have tried to learn new and approved ways to cope with it to lead a healthy, productive life on a daily basis.

Causes of dissociative disorder

To know more about dissociative disorder let's learn about the causes of the disorder. Medical research over the years has been able to delve deep into the causes associated with dissociative disorder. The results have concluded that dissociative disorder develops in an individual as a way to cope with a major trauma that he/she may have experienced in their life. The disorder is often seen to develop in a child who has been subjected to years and years of physical abuse along with sexual and emotional abuse. In many cases, a toxic home environment is responsible for the above said abuses also results in a dissociative disorder. Moreover, the stress of war on a soldier or the effects of a natural disaster on an individual can also induce dissociative disorder.

 

Childhood is an important time for the development of personality. Children are more prone to emotions than a grown-up. So even if the abuse is happening on someone else, a child will pick up on it and develop their personality around it. A child may learn to dissociate in order to cope with the traumatic situation. And as a result, he employs that same dissociation in the latter part of their life to endure any traumatic situation or anything that triggers similar memories.

It is always advised to take help from a professional if the situation gets out of control. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Depression - Is Homeopathy Really Good For It?

BHMS
Homeopath, Kota
Depression - Is Homeopathy Really Good For It?

In this advanced ultra modern world most of us are leading a mechanical life in which they don’t have time to spend for their loved ones and family or even to share their problems and worries. It ultimately ends up with a serious psychological problem called as depression in which the person looks apparently worthless, pessimistic and even end up with suicidal thoughts.

Lack of interest in doing any activities, loss of appetite, insomnia, diminished emotional bonds, persistent sadness, poor concentration, guilty feeling and weight loss is the common symptom noted in depression. It not only affects the mental health it also affects a person’s physical health and sexual interest also.

Homeopathy is the ancient form of medicine which helps the person to relieve from depression in a very natural way without causing any side effects and even sedation.

  1. Aurum met is the commonly used homeopathic medicine for depression with suicidal thoughts
  2. Gelsemium and caladium is the best used medicine for depression caused due to impotency and excessive body temperature.
  3. Arsenicum album used to treat person with excessive worries and mood disturbances.
  4. Aurum metallicum is best used for person with symptoms like restlessness, feeling of worthlessness and suicidal thoughts.
  5. Causticum is used for person with depression after a loss of loved ones or an unbearable loss in financial state and grief.
  6. Ignatia amara is the best homeopathic medicine for sensitive persons who often and easily get mood disturbances.
  7. Lachesis muta, used to treat depression caused by suspicion, guilt feel and excessive jealous.
  8. Pulsatilla nigricans is used for treating person with sadness, and social withdrawal.

Homeopathy also insists on several natural ways that helps to relieve a person from signs of depression. Setting a routine work, physical exercises, meditation, healthy food habits and adequate sleep helps to get rid of depression in a better way. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Hi sir, I get more anxious, for no reason, panic attacks, whenever I am in crowed I get panic attack and also when I was listening high volume of sound, which is sound like train horn sound bike horn sound I felt tightness of throat, shortness of breath, palpitations, sweating, shakky body, nervousness, and feeling like something happening bad in future, all day I felt like that and I get more hair loss I also get stomach upset and lack of interest for enjoying things, please sir suggest me what is that problem, I take lonazep 0.25 for that so I little bit feel good.

MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Master of Arts In Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi sir, I get more anxious, for no reason, panic attacks, whenever I am in crowed I get panic attack and also when I ...
Hi lybrate-user, Yes you are suffering from anxiety and social phobia. There must be some underlying cause may be triggered during childhood, which affects your life currently. Definitely you need to undergo Psychotherapy and counseling from a Professional Psychologist. If you are interested you can contact me either through text chat or online consultation yes you are most welcome. Take care. Be relaxed. With regards.
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I am suffering from depression and anxiety from 10 year. I am taking medicine Pexep25 cR from six month but there is no relief. What medicine should take. Suggest.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
I am suffering from depression and anxiety from 10 year. I am taking medicine Pexep25 cR from six month but there is ...
Hi Sir, You need to consult with your psychiatrist and change your medications either escitalopram (Rexipra/Nexito) or Venlaflexine (Venlor) if there is no response. Also physical factors such as thyroid disorders, vit deficiency, interactions with other meds need to be ruled out, if not already done. Remember, Depressive/anxiety disorders are easily treatable, but medications need to tired and have to be changed if a person doesn't respond to one medicine. Along with medications you need to keep a schedule where you are busy and doing things you enjoy, love and good at. Above all be in company of friends and family, don't be alone. Yoga, physical exercise, breathing exercises etc will also help. Remember, it might take time to get over depression/anxiety, keep fighting. Take Care, you will overcome it. Please take help of your love ones & your psychiatrist.
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Hello, I am 20 years old female. Recently I have so many stress and behave so sensitive. And I use to cry without reasons at times. I do not know the way to control my stress. So please suggest me to control my stress.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello, I am 20 years old female. Recently I have so many stress and behave so sensitive. And I use to cry without rea...
You are very young to take stress dear. Just chill n let the things go their ways because no one move or act or behave according to u. I because everyone is thinking in her or his way of perceptive. So Let it go.
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I am 23 years old male. I was in habit of smoking for almost 4 months at an average rate of 1- 2 cigarettes per a day. I left the habit of smoking and it have passed 5½ months. Since almost a month I am suffering from dry cough. I have consulted ENT specialist I got relief when I'm using any dry cough syrup or tablets. Is there any severe health problem for me? Please suggest me the proper way to cure my dry cough and I hope you will help me.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
Hello, thank you for informing me about your problem, your problem would take time and till the time you will not modify your lifestyle and adapt healthy habits. Medication wouldn’t help you. They can give a temporary relief from symptoms but can not cure until the harmful factor is present. Feel free to get connected and clarify your queries in the private section. Wish you best of health.
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How I remove stiffness in back and chest tightness, my upper part is tighten. Its all due to anxiety some doctor diagnoses anxiety some somatic depression and some chemical imbalance, how I come out of it?

BAMS, MD-General Medicine, Phd - Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda, Bangalore
How I remove stiffness in back and chest tightness, my upper part is tighten. Its all due to anxiety some doctor diag...
Do some walking. Yoga and meditation which will make you strong. Along with there are some better Ayurveda drugs which can help you Do take consultation appointment.
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Recently I take opinion from psychiatrist and he told me that I was suffering from social anxiety and told me for cognitive behaviour therapy as I don't want to retake medicine on daily basis as these medicines are very addictive. And he prescribed me betacap 40 for occasional use to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety (heart palpitations, sweating,ghabrahat, nervousness)but 40 mg not works great so can I take double dose if required?

M.B.B.S., D.N.B. (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
Recently I take opinion from psychiatrist and he told me that I was suffering from social anxiety and told me for cog...
Hello, Some degree of social anxiety is common in the general population. Such anxiety only becomes social anxiety disorder when the anxiety either prevents you from participating in desired activities or causes marked distress during such activities. No most of the medication prescribed for social anxiety are not addictive. Only benzodiazepines class of drug are addictive if taken on regular basis. Betacap reduces blood pressure as well. Taking more tablet may cause dizziness and fall. Do not increase the dose abruptly. They are used in performance anxiety and usually taken an hour before performance. Consult your psychiatrist for other treatment options. You can consult me for any further help required.
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