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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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My periods are 11 days late and still there are no symptoms of pms. Because of this delayed periods I am feeling very uneasy. Please recommend some instant cure since I have my exams within few days.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My periods are 11 days late and still there are no symptoms of pms. Because of this delayed periods I am feeling very...
This may happen due to stress. Have lots of water and stop worrying. Get your haemoglobin checked. Have a balanced diet and if problem persists, consult a gynaecologist.
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Sir I am facing problem regarding remember of cmcepts, please suggest me how can I improve my learning power?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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Dear doctors, while taking stress or confusion by putting pressure in mind, my semen is discharged without sexual stimulation and my body is getting weak and weight lost. In this condition, if I keep taking stress or confusion by putting pressure on mind, will I get affected by diabetes or cardiac arrest in the future in the long run. Pls answer. I'm male, age- 29.

M A Psychology, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Aayurved Ratn
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Rajsamand
Dear doctors, while taking stress or confusion by putting pressure in mind, my semen is discharged without sexual sti...
Not to worry, This is due to the more evocative. To control your thoughts, take Semen athletic diet, While eating dinner the night before, Eat quickly digestible protein diet, Survivors from constipation. Avoid drinking warm milk at night. 10 almonds soaked evening with the morning milk to eat, Fifteen days later Info.
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Sir I'm vijay I am preparing for exams. I don't have much remembers power so please give me food suggestion for me.

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 Vijay. Lots and lots of fruits, vegetables and nuts will help you remember what ever you learn. Take care.
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I am not able to concentrate while studying or reading books. I am 16 years old. Pls help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Eat Almonds , cashew nuts and walnuts daily morning. revert me after 1 month.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

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 lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I have a very weak memory. So I couldn't remember things easily. What should I do to increase memory?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I have a fear and also throat pain also choose and cold, my body is paining so what type of medicine I take.Please tell.

Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Pune
I have a fear and also throat pain  also choose and cold, my body is paining so what type of medicine I take.Please t...
Drink warm water and also take hot oil massage and do deep breathing exercises and salt water gargles.
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Can Autism be cured at home without any professional therapy, as those are much costly for a common man.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, you should opt Homoeopathic treatment for Autism. Children in mild to moderate category of Autism can helped with well prescribed homoeopathic medicines.So you should consult a reputated Homoeopath in person so that he can take complete case history of your child and suggest you accordingly. Thanks and take care.
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I am finding problems in erection for last 2 years, I am 31 years old male do not know if it is because of stress or what.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am finding problems in erection for last 2 years, I am 31 years old male
do not know if it is because of stress or ...
Dear lybrate user, kindly note that if you indulge in sexual relation after an interval of minimum 7 days then you are bound to discharge quickly during intercourse but that does not imply that you have any disease. It occurs due to loss of control of the muscles of penis. Normally it is seen that when a person does sexual intercourse daily he gains control over the muscles of penis & can stay longer during sex. You need to take homoeopathic mother tincture salix nigra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water to get rid of premature ejaculation. But before taking any medicine kindly notice whether you are having a second erection within 15 minutes of ejaculation for the first time. If you are not experiencing any erection within 15 minutes of ejaculation then you are surely suffering from erectile dysfunction. There will be a change of medication in this case. To get rid of erectile dysfunction you need to take homoeopathic mother tincture agnus castus q q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Kindly note that this medication may not be sufficient enough to take care of your problem. These medicines may need to be complemented by further deep-acting remedies in order to permanently eliminate the underlying cause of the disease. A permanent annihilation of the underlying cause of the disease will not only provide you relief from your troubles but it will also cease any chance of further relapse of that particular disease condition.
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Hello sir I'm so depressed because of my loneliness I couldn't live without a person whom I love, he is not responding me properly like before and saying that I am not giving respect to him. If I scold him for not talking with me, he is scolding me back that i'm compelling him to talk with Me. And this is what my problem is. How to get relief out of this.?

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hello sir I'm so depressed because of my loneliness I couldn't live without a person whom I love, he is not respondin...
if the person truly loves you, he will respect you like his mother. But over here, you are disrespected, insulted & rejected. Don't you have self respect? how can anybody just disrespect & insult you without your permission? you must have the power to reject such insults and live life on your own terms. Focus on your studies and career instead of unnecessary people in your life, work hard and make your life and your family's life better! once you achieve something in life, these same people will flock around you & at that time you can tell them your decision. Remember one thing, if anybody is not there with you during your struggle, then they don't have any right to be with you during your happy successful days. Till then, just relax, you are an amazing person & definitely superior than the person who is insulting you because real gentleman never insults his lady! best regards.
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My mother, aged 50 yrs, is a schizophrenic patient. The treatment is going on from 3 years and she was fine but 6 months before she stopped taking medicines so now again she is depressed, weak memory, quiet and thinks too much. Is there requirement of any other treatment or only medicines will help?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My mother, aged 50 yrs, is a schizophrenic patient. The treatment is going on from 3 years and she was fine but 6 mon...
Dear Ankit, Persons with schizophrenia need medicines life long. Only the type of tablets, or the dose or the route (injections, drops and dispersible tablets) may be changed. Relapses are common if you stop the tablets - not immediately. That is what your mother is suffering now. Apart from medicine, getting educated about schizophrenia, tablets effect and side effects, other options of long acting injections, work schedule, social circle, etc will be helpful.
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I used to be a confident and happy go lucky guy. But now am just insecure about my future, my family and would other people accept me or not and I can see on people faces that they don't like me or are not good with me. What should I do, I am completely freaking out. I even had suicidal thoughts and feels shaking some times. What should I do. I am taking ashvagandha tablets are they useful?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I used to be a confident and happy go lucky guy. But now am just insecure about my future, my family and would other ...
You are indeed unique and there is no one who is going to be like you, ever! You have a problem of self-acceptance, and if I may venture to say may be a rejection issue. This latter may have happened due to an actual rejection which you may have experienced very early in your life. The solution to this is a matter of genuine self-acceptance or self-love. I am not talking about narcissism: this is a genuine love of yourself. It is not based on your appearance alone. You must work on developing yourself in five areas: the physical fitness, emotional fitness, intellectual fitness, social fitness and spiritual fitness. I would also suggest you attend a good personality development program, a speech training course (I suggest the Toastmasters Club), a conversation and elocution course, and to do a personal grooming course too. Education is very good to boost self-confidence, and together with that if you develop socializing skills, you will make it big. Meet with a counselor and ask to be trained in handling emotions, and that will just take you places. Read a lot and meet lots of people, even if you feel too conscious: in time you will get out of this backwardness very well. Do physical fitness exercises regularly. Ultimately, if you believe in God, you will know that you are so precious to Him that no one else’s opinion or acceptance is as important as His. Your life will change phenomenally!
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Sir please suggest how to quit smoking habbit. I smoke 2-4 cigarette on every 4-5th day. I try to cntrl the carvings but on 4-5th day its so much that i cant stop it n go fr it. Please help soon. In between i developed a habbit of havig 2 cigarette daily for around a week or more bt i tried n reduced n so please suggest me the way to quit it completely n if any chewing gums available please suggest it too. Its for my friend aged 20yrs.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
First of all with an asthmatic condition, your friend is fooling around with a poison that uses and harms the respiratory system. He desperately needs to quit smoking. The erratic pattern, induced by his attempts to quit, is worthy endeavors but true success lies in his finding support either through therapy or through the support of a close friend. Let him not attempt to stop gradually because the success rate of such attempts is neither permanent nor reliable. He needs to stop abruptly and immediately. He should give it much publicity, to all and sundry, so that he is compelled to save face and keep up his word in his social circles, when temptations become too trying. He may indulge in satisfying his oral need (which will become heightened due to the quitting of the smoking) with hard candy, chewing gum, and other consumables. There are nicotine chewing gums, nicotine patches, and electronic cigarettes that may be used as substitutes to reduce the craving and thus to eventually give up the habit. Whenever the need it stimulated, he may resort to deep breathing to simulate the act of smoking with nothing to actually ingest though. He needs to find out and equip himself with the knowledge of tobacco and all the damage it causes as a strong deterrent to his continuing the habit. The knowledge is scary. The times he has higher cravings have to be identified and he has to do something to occupy himself and his oral need to stave off the impulse. He needs to get into an active exercise regimen and healthy lifestyle that will embarrass him to abuse his body again by such poisonous items.
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I'm suffering from hypertension anxiety so tell me what should I do my bd always high.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm suffering from hypertension anxiety so tell me what should I do my bd always high.
You have to take medication for hyper tension and anxiety relieving medicines also . Meditation and yoga are excellent self medication but along with other drugs
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How to Deal with a Person Suffering from Borderline Personality?

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
How to Deal with a Person Suffering from Borderline Personality?

If someone in your family or your partner is suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, your mental health is at stake too. You will have to take care of yourself and your emotional needs first. Life can be frustrating for you all the time. But, you need to identify your ‘feel good’ activities and take some time out of your daily life to relax and calm down. Remember, you can succeed in the critical task of appeasing or pleasing your dear one with BPD, only when you are at peace with yourself first. Destress yourself to fight back the depression or emotional drainage caused by handling a BPD patient.

Here are few things that can help you have a better life while being in a relationship with a person suffering from BPD:

1. Don’t isolate yourself: You must be in touch with people you like to be with. You need emotional support from friends and family to deal with life. Spending some quality time with friends and family members can add little happiness to your life. It will boost up your energy level to fight back the dark side of life. You must remember that you have a life as well.

2. Take care of your health: Sometimes, relatives of BPD patients forget to take care of their physical health. They forget basic stuffs like having proper meals, exercising, etc just because they are caught-up in a stressful relationship. But, remember you can help your loved one better only when you are physically fit.

3. Manage stress: Don’t get anxious or depressed with the ongoing stress in your life. It will only add to your existing problems. Keep your nerves cool to have a better life for yourself as well as your sweetheart with BPD.

4. Believe in the 3c’s formula: Well, it is a formula recommended by most of the mental health practitioners. Don’t blame yourself for the irrational behaviour of your friend or dear one. The patient with BPD is solely responsible for his or her destructive behaviour or abnormal outburst. You will have to remember these 3c’s: I didn't cause it; I can't cure it; and I can't control it.

5. Careful communication: You have to be very careful while communicating with BPD patients. Don’t argue or try to convince them, when they are already in a disturbed frame of mind or agitated. They might end up getting destructive. Listen to their words carefully and patiently. Occasional nodding in between a conversation is advisable to let them feel assured about the fact that they are being heard and understood.

Don’t forget to acknowledge their feelings. It is also important that you stay calm when the patient is angry and has turned destructive.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor and ask a free question.

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I have addicted of smoking (2-4 daily). I want to leave this? What I do for it. And also I have addicted about sex. Give suggestion please

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have addicted of smoking (2-4 daily). I want to leave this? What I do for it. And also I have addicted about sex. G...
It is a good thing that you want to get rid of smoking but it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night!!! When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support, if the addiction is too much. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. 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, for a little while. 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 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. To help process all of the above and to get support, go for counseling and persevere with it until you are completely over it. Regarding addiction to sex, you need to be more specific. Any way it is bound to have the obsession about sex a lot of the day and that will feed into the compulsion to act on it. If it is masturbation that you are addicted to it has some other ramifications and will affect your love life later. If it is addiction to sexual contact with women, then that has to be taken into consideration especially when you will need to withdraw from female company until you have resolve the issue. You will need to meet a sexologist and a counselor to work on the drive and the emotions attached to the addiction. You need to start regular exercise, eat well and sleep well. There is a need to be fruitfully occupied and when in social situations to keep your mind occupied on matters other than sex. You will need to get a sex education to understand and value and respect sex with the total five dimensions that it has: the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and even spiritual aspects. In the counseling you will need to understand women and not make them into sex objects. It is a good thing that you want to get rid of smoking but it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night!!! When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support, if the addiction is too much. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. 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, for a little while. 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 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. To help process all of the above and to get support, go for counseling and persevere with it until you are completely over it. You will need to work on the emotions around women and see if there is any basis for childhood experiences that may be contributing to the addiction. The fixation to sex may be a substitute for love and you may be mixing the two up and replacing one for the other, and will never feel completely satiated. There could be a rigid value system, and script issue that must looked into. You will be taught the true meaning of love too.
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How to stop smoking please let me quit smoking by giving some tips I have a strong desire.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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I am addicted to smoke as well as taking rajanigandha (without Tulsi). I have a anxiety and panic disorder problem. How can I able to lead a healthy normal life which I want from my heart.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Surat
I am addicted to smoke as well as taking rajanigandha (without Tulsi). I have a anxiety and panic disorder problem. H...
Dear User, You have identified your problems already. Smoking and other stuff causes damage to health. You must be aware of that. Having anxiety and panic attack could also be because of tobacco. That needs further evaluation. For healthy life, You need to leave the bad habits, and get treatment from a psychiatrist for anxiety and panic disorder.
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