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Dr. Aravindhan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Aravindhan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Aravindhan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Pammal, Chennai. You can visit him/her at B P Jain Hospital in Pammal, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Aravindhan on Lybrate.com.

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I am two month pregnant. My wait is increasing very rapidly. And my tummy becomes out in two months like 3-4 months. Har koi khne lga h ki abi se itna tummy dikhta h. I am in tension. How I manage my wait now a days. Can you please suggest any helpful ideas and diet chart for pregnant lady which can help to maintain weight and also good for baby. My fat deposits on thigh, Upper arms, waist, Upper back. I can't wear my old dresses.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am two month pregnant.
My wait is increasing very rapidly.
And my tummy becomes out in two months like 3-4 months.
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There is around 11 kg weight gain during pregnancy. During the first three months of pregnancy, women should gain only 1-2 kg. From the beginning of your fourth month until you give birth for your existing weight of 54 kg, you should gain 400gm/week. For reducing your weight you should have brisk walk for 4-5 km daily, high protein diet (fish, chicken, mutton without fat, pulses, mushrooms), low carbohydrate diet (avoid rice, chapatti, bread, poha, upma, idli, dosa, potato, sugar etc and can use bhakri instead) and low fat i. E. Less oil and preferably use rice bran oil.
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I am student, I am very short tempered and get irritated very oftenly, I am very quick in building relationships with people but failed to keep them for longer time, whenever it communications in front of 10 people, .

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, lybrate user, * go for meditation to reduce your stress and to allow oxygenated blood supply to reach your brain to calm down the nerve.* take, plenty of water to dilute your blood and to eliminate toxins.* your diet b simple, easily digestible timely to avoid gastric disorder, being one of the main reasons for negative thought, anger, *ake, homoeo-medicine** @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report fortnightly, take care.
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Hello, I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded areas. Is this any kind of symptom to anything? Is there a way that I can overcome the fear of public places.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
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I used to be shy going to public places till last year but it now turned into irritation when I enter crowded ...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, yes, it seems you have agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is a mental health condition characterized by irrational fears about being in public places. The condition causes afflicted individuals to avoid public places and remain trapped in their homes. Coping with your own agoraphobia involves facing up to the irrationality of the fearful thoughts it produces, and seeking help from others. While it may be very unpleasant, you should do your best to regularly expose yourself to the situations which trigger your fear and panic. In modern life, exposure to public places is inevitable, and the more you resist, the worse the consequences will be for your life. Don't go it alone. Having a trusted friend or family member with you when you are on the bus, at the store, or in any other triggering situation can be a great help. A therapist can help you explore" exposure therapy" in which you intentionally seek out situations which trigger your fear response. For an agoraphobe, this means voluntarily exposing yourself to crowds, public places, or wide open space. This must be done gradually, and with great care, so that the fear and panic do not become overwhelming, putting you or others in danger. It is best to consult with your therapist before attempting exposure therapy. Now, if you find yourself panicking in a public place, try to focus on controlling your breath instead of fixating on fearful or anxious thoughts. Breathing slowly and deeply will help naturally calm your body's physiological response to fear, reducing its severity. Close your eyes, count slowly to 10, and focus on breathing in through the mouth, and out through the nose. Visualize calming environments and images, and remind yourself that you are in no danger, and that the episode will pass lastly, challenge irrational thoughts. Many of the anxious and fearful thoughts associated with agoraphobia are irrational, meaning that they are not based in fact. Understanding this, you can work to correct your thoughts by challenging them with evidence. When you are in a situation which triggers your agoraphobia, ask yourself these questions: do facts or evidence support my fearful thinking, or are they irrational? if a frightening or dangerous situation occurs, what steps could I take to remain safe? what would I say to another agoraphobe to comfort them in this situation? have I felt this way before while in a similar situation, and, if so, were my fears warranted? consult with a psychologist sir, thats the best way to benefit and overcome the fear. Consult with me for same. A all the best.
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I am 25 yr old male. I am in 1 sided love. When I am with her, I feel like i'm wasting my time but when because with me I fell restless all the time. So in these days my mental condition very bad. Please help me what should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In a situational depression like this you need to achieve more mind control. Yoga and meditation are good. Also read or listen to music if you like it. And divert your mind by talking to good friend or relatives. Is your sleep deprived? you need constant support. Ask privately with all your details. Have you tested thyroid any time? ask privately.
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I have alcohol habit what should I do to leave it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called? cross addictions? i. E. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend aa meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Your children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father? s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the adult children of alcoholics syndrome (acoas), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. They will need the family? s written consent before willing to take him in this manner. Make a serious plan with the wife and children and whoever else? s support you can get and act on it fast.
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Sometimes I feel like I need a counclr. M so impatient and hyper and m not able to control that. I need suggestion.

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, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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I am 48 years and alcoholic please suggest for any homeopath medication

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath,
Homeopathy does have remedies to help you overcome alcoholism. But I have had better success with' Flower Remedies' which is loosely allied to homeopathy. I would suggest you purchase a bottle of' Walnut remedy" from a homeopathic store and have 6 drops four times a day for a long while. This will kill the urge to drink and you can slowly give it up. However, habit of drinking is usually in place and takes a while to overcome.
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Hello doctor! I have headache due to my future with a girl. And I always think about her. I don't know how to overcome. please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may have a headache due to other reasons. If it is truly due to the girl friend, then you must be angry about something. Are you even aware that you are angry with her or around the relationship? if you are in love you will always think about her! this is quite normal. If you are not functional and do not do whatever you are supposed to do normally, then this relationship is getting the better of you. Now that is not a good thing. A relationship should bring the best out of you. So there may be something wrong: like she does not love you but you do; or you are the only one loving her but she does not even know it! if it is any of these then it is not a relationship. It should be a two-way thing. You cannot and should not force a girl into a relationship. If I am wrong please get back to me with more details.
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Sir 4 days ago I took 3 puffs of joint and weed was very potent and since 4 days I am felling very weird I have foggy brain ,lack of motivation ,anxiety ,dizziness and I feel like I am still high. Sir please help me and I am not professional smoker I have smoked 5 times in my life and this time its worst. Hoping for sooner reply.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, It is nice of you to come out with the smoking of joint and weed openly. All your symptoms are due to Cannabis. If you have a bad trip, your chances of repeating it and becoming dependent is low. This is the time to stop the routine cigarettes too. Plan for it step by step in the next 12 weeks.
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I am 29 years old and i am very much addicted to alcohol and recently I managed to stop taking alcohol. So I want to know how can I reduce/detoxify alcohol. From my body.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Alcohol is a very potent substance affecting the brain. Initially a person like the effect and he continues to abuse substance. Later on due to strong craving and withdrawal discomfort he fails to maintain abstinence for long and relapses again. It is good that you have decided to change. But leaving alcohol suddenly particularly at home is dangerous due to serious life-threatening withdrawal effects. Hence I advise you to consult a psychiatrist/de-addiction centre for professional help.
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Understand the Term of Depression

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
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Last 1year I feel very energy less. N reapeatly negetiv thought come in my mind. Cant do concentrate to other work.Beheviyr r to be change. Not feel happy n plesure to do work. Provide help?

MBBS, DPM, MD, DNB
Psychiatrist, Akola
Write down some inspirational sentences repeat 11 times every day with visualization & emotionalize.
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Am 22 year old female n I got married few months ago, as many times he calls me, quarrels with me. As am studying, little bit I avoid him. Because of quarrelling am not able to concentrate on my studies. This quarry may look like foolish but it is affecting me lot. We r not happy with each other at all, so please provide me some tips to be happy with each other n meanwhile to give attention towards my studies.

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Am 22 year old female n I got married few months ago,  as many times he calls me, quarrels with me. As am studying, l...
Hello lybrate-user, you need to understand what is causing your partner worry. Why is he fighting with you. Once when you understand the reason, try to calm him down by expressing your viewpoint and by showin care and sympathy toward him. Also, encourage him to focus over his work/studies and to do well at that. Avoiding such conversations will not solve your problems, you will have to confront these problems and assure your partner. Good luck.
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Sir I think to much about everything [over think] so how can I come round from this please help me sir.

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
Sir I think to much about everything [over think] so how can I come round from this please help me sir.
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always ends up in negative territory. Over thinking leads to obsession, self talking and laziness. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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I lost someone close last year ans since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost someone close last year ans since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please h...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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I'm 25 years old. Due to the daily stressful work I used to forgot the things easily (1) and The main problem which am facing is compared with student life I used to crack the problems easily but as of now I used to take more time to solve a problem (2). What I meant to say is I'm feeling exhausted when I try to find a logic to a problem. Please help me out. I don't have any issues with the sleeping usually I take 6-7 sleep daily.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm 25 years old.  Due to the daily stressful work I used to forgot the things easily (1) and The main problem which ...
You have to reduce stress by meditation, yoga, and mind relaxation methods. If you tackle problems with a calm mind you will be able to do. As you feel exhausted check your blood for cbc, tsh and inform me privately.
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I've a psychological disorders called somatoform, stress, anxiety, problem to remember, most painful insomnia, so give some advice to get rid of it. I'm a b. Tech student, age 20 years. How to get rid of those problem?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I've a psychological disorders called somatoform, stress, anxiety, problem to remember, most painful insomnia, so giv...
Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine arsenic alb 200 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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Hello there, I am 20 years male from Mumbai I sleep a lot. Is there any medicine which can help me to sleep very less. As I want to study for my exams.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Hello there,
I am 20 years male from Mumbai I sleep a lot.
Is there any medicine which can help me to sleep very less...
6 hours sleep is a proper sleep in your age if you sleep more then it & you have need more time study than make a routine for sleep & go for a morning walk daily. It gives you freshness & healthy mind to study hard. If there is any problem you can contact to us.
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I want to know about smoking. If we stop smoking. How much time want to refresh our lungs.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When you smoke you damage your lungs: when you smoke more you damage your lungs more: and if you smoke less you damage your lungs no less – well may be a little less. Your desire to smoke less is most welcome but it is not enough. You must quit your smoking completely and you must do it now, seriously. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. 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 gums and 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. But don’t fool yourself any smoking is harmful, and you need to seriously get on with quitting it completely and immediately. Don't worry about the time because it varies from person to person. Three weeks is the kind of time it takes but the final clean out takes about three years.
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I have a hesitation to take any decision.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
I have a hesitation to take any decision.
Decision making is a skill and can be improved by practice don't try to be perfectionist and know that every choice had price. Start to choose in daily activities what to do and how to do. It will give you practice of making decision.
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