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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 Psychiatrist Clinic 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 Peter Fernandez, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 77 patients.

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No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, Chennai
Cantonment Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600016
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Reduce Stress With Yoga And Meditation!

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Reduce Stress With Yoga And Meditation!

Doing yoga and meditation for relieving stress will be very effective as stress triggers hair fall and hair damage.

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Hello Dr. I am taking treatment for depression and anxiety from 1 year, from last 4 months I can't sleep properly. Dr. gave me 5 mg zolcalm. Now I can sleep but I wake up very late and effecting my performance in job. I am taking rexipra, etilampro and zupion also. Any solution to get proper routine? Thank you.

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
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Hello Dr. I am taking treatment for depression and anxiety from 1 year, from last 4 months I can't sleep properly. Dr...
Hello Lybrate user It is very important to understand the causal factors behind these symptoms of depression and anxiety. There could be high negative thinking, fears, negative childhood history, low stress tolerance etc. All these can be managed by consulting a clinical psychologist. An in-depth psychological evaluation will help any mental health professional to understand the individual better and then plan course of therapy sessions. Try consulting a clinical psychologist for better management of the symptoms. To start with try to relax your mind before going to bed by listening to some slow music, creating sleep inducing environment etc. Try taking the night dose around 8-9 pm so that so you sleep around 10 and be up by 7-8 am. Regulating medication timings would be beneficial in getting along a routine. Regular exercises and breathing techniques would also be beneficial. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app.
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For depression and anxiety please suggest me the recommended dosage of fluoxetine.

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Certificate in Medical Neuroscience
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For depression and anxiety please suggest me the recommended dosage of fluoxetine.
It's not that simple my friend. You need to consult a Psychiatrist, who ll help you understand your problems. Then only which medicine & what dose can be decided.
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Hi, I am suffering from Bipolar Affective Disorder since past 4 years. I am getting treatment from a psychiatrist and taking medicines also. But my low phases keep on repeating. I want to prepare myself better to tackle this low phases. Can you please suggest me some ways and tips for that.

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Hi, I am suffering from Bipolar Affective Disorder since past 4 years. I am getting treatment from a psychiatrist and...
Hello Lybrate user I can understand your concern. Mood disorders require combination therapy i.e. Medecines along with regular psychotherapy sessions. To better handle phases of low mood try creating a support system i.e. 2-3. Close friends or family members with whom you can talk, share and to be motivates by them. Also look for 4-5 activities that you enjoy and try to incorporate them in your daily schedule. Regular exercising would also be beneficial. To learn more coping strategies kindly consult a clinical psychologist for regular sessions. You can also reach out to me through the Lybrate app.
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I am 33 years old. I am very much depressed. Losing interest in every thing. continuous thoughts.

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I am 33 years old. I am very much depressed. Losing interest in every thing. continuous thoughts.
Hello Friend, Good that you are seeking a help here. Depression is a very generic terms for a emotional disturbance in your mind. It needs further evaluation and analysis to suggest suitable solution. Just observe and analyze what's happening around your lifestyle in the recent times. Is job / career related pressures or family /relationship related issues or any sudden change in lifestyle, habits etc could be bothering or causing stress. Such symptoms can trigger anxious or worrying thoughts and make you overthink with negative feelings. Be positive. You can overcome this with issues with the help of mental health professional like us. A detailed assessment of your current condition or symptom can help to identify the root cause behind such depression and then explore suitable solutions. Feel free to reach me online or call for further evaluation and recommendations. Be positive. You will be alright soon.
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Celebs Quitting Social Media - How Is It Detrimental To Mental Health?

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Celebs Quitting Social Media - How Is It Detrimental To Mental Health?

Celebrities all around the world have a huge fan base on their social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. But recently, it has been reported that numerous celebrities are quitting social media and taking a break from it to focus on their mental health.

Such celebrities include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and many other world-famous icons. Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran are also on this list alongside one of the biggest YouTube icon Lily Singh aka Superwoman.

But why is it so?

Different people have their own opinions. But most of them are of the belief that such world-class celebrities are quitting social media because they want to bring a balance to their mental health. The world of the internet and social media can at times become very suffocating, pressurizing and overwhelming as well. So, to stay away from such negative attributes, these celebrities are avoiding social media platforms. Let us find out how this trend of quitting social media is related to mental health.

How social media can have a negative impact on mental health?

Social media undoubtedly has brought the world closer and now people can connect with each other very easily without any hassles. But, we cannot miss out on the negative impact it has on the people also. Here are some very negative ways by which people including the celebrities can be a victim of it.

  • Cyberbullying - Cyberbullying is one of the most dangerous sides of social media. Teenage boys and especially girls can be a victim of cyberbullying. As a result of such bullying an individual can be affected with depression, anxiety and even develop suicidal tendencies.

  • Negative Memories - Social media can be a great platform to cherish memories with your close ones. But the same platform can also be used to trigger memories which are disturbing, embarrassing or depressing to remember. Many people, thus tend to get depressed or suffer from anxiety when they see such memories.

  • Hamper Reputation - Social media can be used to hamper the reputation and good name of a person very easily. A viral photo or video of any individual or individuals can be used to damage the reputation one has built. Many a time fake news, pictures and other media can be used to target a person and bring their name down. It is very much common nowadays and even with celebrities as well.

So, as you can see that social media can seriously affect the mental health of a person whether he or she is a common individual or a celebrity. Social media can bring anxiety, depression, embarrassing situations and many other negative aspects to a person's life.

As a result, they tend to suffer from a disturbed mental health which can also take a toll on their physical fitness or health. So, if you are facing such a situation or want to avoid any of these to affect your life, it is better that you stay away from social media for the time being and focus on a positive development of yourself.

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I have a sister 3 years younger than me. She is mostly home n hangs around me since both our parents are working. 5th nov was my joining date in a company I have been placed via campus recruitment. I had to leave for Trivandrum, Kerala on 4th Nov 18. A few days prior, preparations were on peak and I was meeting friends and completing the paperwork necessary etc. Meanwhile my sister was behaving weird which I thought was normal due to the situation but to my utter shock she became increasingly agitated (snapped at me, stopped talking to me, snooped my phone etc. While checking my phone she came across a few texts n photos of me wth a guy who likes me n has been my friend since 8 years. The joining got postponed. But now my sister is having breakdowns n going crazy (cries, spies on me, bashed my guy friend. She is not letting me go out alone to prevent me from meeting him. Mom stood shocked on seeing this. I constantly feel terrible coz she has NEET-19 n I have IES (jan-19. How to deal this?

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I have a sister 3 years younger than me. She is mostly home n hangs around me since both our parents are working. 5th...
Hi This is really need to be addressed. Talk to your sister openly. Ask her what are the reasons for such behaviour changes. If you come to know that, then you may find that due as silly reasons she is behaving odd. The you can have a clear message to her about your personal life. If this does not improve, then you both visit a psychiatrist for therapy.
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Know The Causes And Treatment Of Alzheimer's!

DPM, DNB Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Know The Causes And Treatment Of Alzheimer's!

With age, most body organs begin to deteriorate in their function. This happens to the brain also, thereby reducing the overall speed of functioning of most organs. While slowing of bodily movement is visible, the internal organs functioning also slows down, which is not that obvious. Memory loss or dementia is one of the main manifestations of this degeneration of the brain.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and the associated symptoms includes reduced reasoning abilities and cognitive defects. Though it is seen only in the elderly, not all elderly people will have Alzheimer’s. The overall quality of life of the affected person is reduced with difficulty remembering things that were recently learned. It is a progressive disease and as it gets more severe, a full-time caretaker may be required.

Causes: The brain cells are affected by protein masses known as plaques and tangles. These hamper the way communication between the brain cells happens as well as affect nutrition from reaching all parts of the brain. This leads to shrinking of the brain, eventually leading to memory loss and other problems. There is also a strong genetic linkage, as most people with Alzheimer’s have the lipoprotein A gene.

Symptoms: Though memory loss is the most common symptom, there are other symptoms:

  1. Being confused about places, people, and times
  2. Inability to find the right words during conversations
  3. Regular objects are misplaced
  4. Becoming irritable, (in someone who was not so previously)
  5. Mood swings
  6. Personality changes
  7. Inability to organise thoughts
  8. Not able to make the right decisions
  9. Repetitive talks and actions
  10. Forgetfulness (not something the person always does)
  11. Difficulty with numbers (again, not something calculations
  12. Difficulty managing everyday tasks and minor problems
  13. Suspicion of others (like immediate family members and friends)

Risk factors: While age is definitely a risk factor, the fact that not all aged people develop Alzheimer’s is to be borne in mind. Other risk factors include the history of stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and poor lifestyle choices.

Diagnosis: While there is no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s, symptoms along with brain scans and neuropsychological function testing are useful ways to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment: This is aimed at two things reducing the rate of disease progression and treat (or reverse) symptoms if possible.

Cholinesterase inhibitors improve cellular communication in the brain and also manage depression and agitation. Memantine is used to slow the pace of disease progression.
In people with the disease, small changes are useful to help them with the symptoms. These include keeping essential things like keys and wallet in the same place, keep a daily diary to help them remember things, keep pictures of friends and family within visible distance.

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