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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 stressed a lot and I get angry lastly. I dont know what to do and how to control myself when angry. Please give me your valuable suggestion?

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Anger is a natural feeling which all of us experience. You don't need to control it, instead, learn to express it in a constructive manner. It needs to be released rather than holding or suppressing. Openly express your feelings with your closed ones. Write down which things make you upset and how you can take it without giving impulsive reactions. First of all, when you get angry, start deep breathing and release the negativity and think what you need to do in a passive manner.
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Was an academically brilliant child and always topped my class till grade 10. Slumped in grade 11 and was diagnosed with depression and ADHD in grade 12th. I was put onto medication but it did more bad than good and was put off of it abruptly. I did get better but I do not think I am what I was before the episode. I have lost the charm and will to do most things and have not improved academically either. Had to take a drop for re taking my medically entrances. The next 6 months are possibly the most important years of my life. I would describe my current state as a hangover. I'm not as energetic and willing as before. How do I get better as quickly as possible?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You should meet with a counselor and explore the possibility of childhood influences as this is the last time you will get to sort out the past influences. If you do not, then you will have a permanent negative trait, which I believe is what is happening to you. Do not self-medicate or regulate medicine yourself: leave it to the doctors. Counseling will give you a lot of skills and techniques which medicine cannot give at all. So it is in the combination of medicine and counseling that you will get the best results.
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Dear Doctor, I am loving a girl. Itz 2way. But now I want to be apart from her. I want to forget her. Pls help.

Psychologist, Chennai
Dear Doctor, I am loving a girl. Itz 2way. But now I want to be apart from her. I want to forget her. Pls help.
Without reason you should not take this decision. Discuss with her about her expectation & your expectation or try compromise her if you done any mistake or strengthen your mind & body. This is my idea. If you want you may contact me in person at chennai. Psychologist rajendran.
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Smoking Kills

BDS
Dentist, Sagar
Tobacco users are likely to die 15 years earlier than their peers.

Tobacco contains nicotine, the more you use it, the more your body craves for it. Tobacco use can cause cancer of head and neck, lungs, leukemia, stomach, kidney, pancreas etc. It is a major causative agent for gum diseases.
So honour your life given by god almighty, value your life and quit tobacco use in any form.

Within hours of quitting
1) B. P. Drops
2) Oxygen levels return to normal

Within days of quitting
1) Sleep improves
2) Breathing becomes easier.

Be wise, choose life, not tobacco. It is never too late!
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Stress and Family Life

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Stress and Family Life
In our modern life, stress is an indispensable part. Career, jobs, studies, incomes, business, money, property- all are associated with some sorts of stress. The problem gets exaggerated when it affects the family life. Because, at the end of the day, we all want to enjoy a happy family life. And a family life has its sense when the husband and the wife are in harmony. Needless to say, that a family is incomplete without a kid.

How stress affects family life? Effect of stress is not limited to mind. It has serious effects in the body. It affects blood circulation and the heart. It puts pressure on nerves. It also alters the blood sugar level. And he end result is diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart diseases. Ultimately these diseases affect all the organs of our body. Some people try to get rid of stress by smoking and alcohol. These will simply put burden on already affected heart and blood.

Stress also alters important hormone levels in our body. The hormones needed for basic reproductive function (sex, conception and pregnancy) are either increased or decreased. Prolactin hormone is increased. Normally prolactin is needed to secrete milk from breast to fed the baby. But abnormally increased prolactin leads to milk secretion from breast (even without pregnancy) and irregularities in periods. Very high prolactin may even lead to problems with ovulation (at middle of each period, the egg gets released from ovary) and as a result, the woman cannot conceive a baby. Even in male, high prolactin leads to difficulty in erection of penis. In some male, it can lead to gynaecomastia (growth of male breast). Excessive high dose of prolatin leads to loss of sex desire in male and interferes with spermatogenesis (sperm production).

Apart from increasing prolactin, stress can directly affect the hormones secreted from the pituitary gland of both male and female, the testes in male and the ovaries in female. As a result, all the reproductive functions get disturbed leading to problems in sex (loss of desire in both male and female, problems in erection and ejaculation in male), irregular periods in female and ultimately pregnancy cannot occur.

The diseases occurring as a result of stress (diabetes, hypertension etc) also affect the normal functions of ovaries causing irregular periods, even no periods at all. There may be problems in ovulation and thus difficulties in achieving pregnancy. Even if pregnancy occurs, it may be aborted because of these diseases. Similarly in male, diabetes and hypertension will cause sexual dysfunction and will affect sperm production.

The lifestyles accompanying stress are also responsible for harmful effects on family life. Smoking and alcohol have been mentioned earlier. Stress may be associated with abnormal weight gain and that will affect the woman’s life in badly manner. There will be disturbances in periods, ovulation problems, infertility and even pregnancy loss. Sitting for long time while driving or keeping laptops on laps, will increase the temperature of scrotum in male and thus will decrease the sperm production.

Again there is a vicious cycle- stress leads to family problems like problems in sex and in having pregnancy. That will in turn increase pressures from family (especially in-laws) and the society. This will simple aggravate the stress.
So, what can be done to avoid these problems? The answer seems to be simple- that is avoiding stress. But it’s very easy to say and difficult to commit. First thing is try to bring stress at home just keep it at your workplace. Avoid smoking and cut down alcohol consumption. Avoid sitting long time in front of computers and take periodical rests when you are working continuously. The rest does not mean that you have to lie down in bed; just have a short walk. Start exercise that will keep you healthy and reduce your stress. Yoga is an Indian culture that taught the Western world how to reduce stress. Take plenty of water and green vegetables and fruits. Avoid fast food. Always put on comfortable dresses. And if all of these do not work, try if you can do something to avoid the stress- like changing the workplace, talking directly to your co-employees or the employer. If still all these cannot help, consult psychological counselor. A timely counseling will reduce stress significantly. In very few cases, drugs may be needed to reduce stress. But remember, drugs can only be useful if you are trying all the other measures. Simple dependence on drugs won’t help much.

Now regarding family problems associated with stress follow simple measures. Often we feel embarrassed to discuss these issues. Try to enjoy time of personal intimacy to the fullest. Don’t think of any problems during that time. If still there are problems, don’t hesitate to take medical help. And please remember, the drugs used to solve sexual problems may have side effects. So, these should be taken only after medical consultation.
In case of female, maintain optimum weight. Avoid fast food, alcohol and smoking. If periods are irregular, maintain a menstrual diary. Consult a doctor to find out if there are some serious issues associated with these problems (like hormonal problems, thyroid diseases, even some tumours). You doctor will then decide the best treatment for you. If there are low desire for sex, don’t hesitate to take help of doctor. It may be a symptom of hormone deficiency that can affect your different systems (like bone, heart, blood etc). Now a days, there are lots of treatment options available for this.

For male, if there is low desire, consult your doctor to find out the cause of this problem. At the same time, avoid any anxiety, alcohol and smoking. Sometimes there are problems with erection. Instead of trying drugs shown in media or newspaper, feel free to talk to your doctor; because erection problem may be caused by some serious issues like heart disease, diabetes etc. So, if you have erection problems, consult doctor. He/ she will counsel you and give you the best treatment. Now if the problem is with ejaculation (like early loss of semen or very low semen), that issue can also be solved in the same way.
What’s about infertility problems? Stress and infertility are inter-related, as described before. Now, if there is problem with fertility, please remember few facts. Even in totally healthy couples, the chance of pregnancy after regular intercourse in fertile period (in the middle of menstrual cycle, usually) is only 20%. Though it appears disappointing, majority of couples conceive in course of time. So, couples are requested to report to doctor only if they tried regularly for one year without any protection. Then your doctor will assess you and try to find out the problem. And again, treatment of infertility is also depending on chance. Hat means we have to increase the chance above the natural chance (which is 20%). So, even one treatment fails, there is enough scope, so no need to lose hope. In other words, there is no need to increase the stress.

So, stay healthy, keep your mind healthy by avoiding stress and keep your family relationship totally stress-free.
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How to perform good in boards examination of class 12th standard . i am not able to concentrate ?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Loss of memory, Lack of concentration, aversion to study, cause due to stress, pressure of work, malnutrition ,insomnia. ●Tk homoeo medicine: @ Anacardium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice .* Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,spinach, milk,almonds, walnuts,papaya. ●*Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your brain to restore concentration to your subjects. ●Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients, protein, vitamins to nourish your body. *Your diet should b easily digestible on small intervals. *ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d  night. *Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol, late sitting on computer in d night. Report, wkly, > Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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One of my family member is addicted with smoking and is unable to relax. How can he quit smoking and what will he do?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
For your family member - what you now need to focus on is to come up with the strategies that will help you with the craving. For example, what would help you to distract your mind from smoking. If you like tea or coffee you may decide to grab one instead of a cigarette. Or perhaps keeping a chewing gum or candy and grab one instead. Best way to quit is to work on individualized plan and strategies that will help you maintain the motivation and help manage your craving. Smoking has many adverse effect on different system in your body. Congratulations that you are thinking about quitting it. Now you need to figure out the best strategy that works for you. Following information may help you. One of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized strategies to quit successfully. Data such as - since how long are you smoking and how many cigarettes a day you consume are important information. Also have you tried quitting it earlier? how successful were you? and what are your personal reasons to stop smoking? all these are also important part of your success strategy. Broadly speaking your reasons for not smoking work as your motivator. The stronger the reasons behind not smoking the higher the motivation and thus higher the chances for you to be successful. Also your body will have a withdrawal symptoms and it is very important to come up with strategies and solid plan to counter these withdrawal symptoms. These strategies should be tailor-maid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support throughout your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. Along with this eating healthy and having a good routine for eat and sleep is also very important. Exercise plays a huge roll when it comes to staying positively motivated and managing cravings. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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I am in very stressed condition for over a month and sometimes getting panic attack randomly for over a minute. I am really confused with my life what to do please tell.

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
I am in very stressed condition for over a month and sometimes getting panic attack randomly for over a minute. I am ...
Rockrose, a bach remedy take 5drops with little water twice daily for a month. Review after the month.
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Hello, My age is 19 years. I am the student of B. E. I am suffering from mental problem. I think its an ocd. I always repeat the actions and thoughts. For example- if I have thought of buying a new purse. Then after sometime I will have doubt that did I actually thought of buying a new purse or not. So I again and again repeat that what actually have I thought. And the worst situation is that I always have that sensation that if I will not repeat something bad will happen with me or with my family. So I repeat and repeat. After when I clear that yes the thought was of the purse buying then immediately I should remember god. If god not came in my mind I repeat again until god comes in my mind or my family members. I also have negative thoughts. Bad thoughts. Violent thoughts and images. I am even not able to concentrate on my studies. Please help me what should I do to avoid such things?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello, My age is 19 years. I am the student of B. E. I am suffering from mental problem. I think its an ocd. I always...
Yes, these are the classic symptoms of ocd. You must immediately meet a counselor and a doctor for follow-up treatment. Since you are young the possibilities are immense if you cooperate. Ocd is a fear based reaction and can be quite debilitating if neglected. So you could see where this fear has originated and your parents help and involvement is recommended. They will have an insight as to how and where the fear came about. If you deal with the fear, the ocd which is a symptom of that fear can be dealt with more effectively. In the meantime you can build your constitution and your emotional make up with some regular physical exercises, proper sleep, and a healthy diet. Your emotional fitness can be developed with the counselor.
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I hear sound that someone is saying or speaking something but can get the words clearly what they are speaking unless I concentrate on them and if in between any other sound comes the I get distracted and thus can't hear the person at that moment at all.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Without wasting another moment, you need to meet with a psychiatrist, immediately. You do not give more details but what you say is enough to get concerned. You are very close to a tipping point and delay will only make you cross this point into a permanent condition. If treated early, you can arrest this development and live a good life. Now when you seek medical intervention, please, please also seek some counseling, simultaneously. That combination is the best for recovery. You probably have had this condition for some time and you are fortunate that it has not worsened into a severe state. Rush now and attend to yourself, pronto.
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I am female of 24. I always loose my temper on even small things. I am not able to keep my happiness for long. At this stage only I do not want to do anything exciting or be passionate for even my love relation. I feel like just quitting over everything.In need of sincere guidance!

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 am female of 24. I always loose my temper on even small things. I am not able to keep my happiness for long. At thi...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions come when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. The other symptoms you presented are related to low self confidence and self esteem. Take care.
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I started doing exercise at home and my body started panning from next day? What shall I do? Help Me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I started doing exercise at home and my body started panning from next day? What shall I do? Help Me?
Hi, When we start exercising after long time our body start paining as it is not used to it.So continue with the exercises and your body pain will go automatically when your body gets used to it. First start exercising for 20mins then gradually increase the timing.
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I am a 19 years old student, I want to study more but I can't concentrate my mind for more than 30 mins. Please suggest me exercises to increase my concentration.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
BRAMARI PRANAYAM for 20 minutes in morning is your answer. BRAMARI PRANAYAM or Bee Breath 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each pinky finger near a nostril. 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. .4.Use your pinkies to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. .5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat twenty times.starting from 5 times
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I am 20 years old. I want to study more. I am not able to concentrate on studies. What's the reason I really don't know. Please help me out of this problem?

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, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I have been taking anti depressants since 6, years, since then i have been suffering from erectile dysfunction. I feel very bad and hence less confident due to this. I have tried to stop taking anti depressants many times but am not able to even though with the help of my doctor. Please help

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I can definitely help you in this regard.Please contact me through Lybrate.Com I will change dependeing on information I need to collect further from you.
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I am 28 years 6 weeks pregnant. First pregnancy. Married 20 months prior. My pregnancy was detected 3 days prior. But from last 10 days all small things make me cry. Feel as if i'm all alone. Cant stop crying. Cry continuously for hours. Please suggest what to do.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You can expect some hormonal imbalance when you get pregnant. Crying could be because of this. See a gynaecologist for this. If you have any emotional problems and you didn't want this pregnancy or are going through other stress, then you need to learn to manage the stress and make the best of it. Remember that if you plan to keep the baby then your emotional state will have an impact on it too. If you have any queries about this please contact me on private chat.
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Good evng sir I have a mentally problem before some time I feel that I am slowly slowly week by the kindly problem so please suggest me what I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Good evng sir I have a mentally problem before some time I feel that I am slowly slowly week by the kindly problem so...
Hello, you are feeling weakness .Now to overcome this weakness, take Alfavena malt, 2 tsf, twice daily for 1 month. BC no. 27, 5 tabs twice daily. Take Biofungin syrup, 2 tsp twice daily. Drink plenty of water. Eat a well balanced nutritious diet. Take Sound sleep of 7-8 hours. Avoid stress and anger, try to be happy, have a positive attitude towards life. Revert me after 15 days.
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I am 25 years young. Whenever I get depressed head starts to pain. What to do? Please advise.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am 25 years young. Whenever I get depressed head starts to pain. What to do? Please advise.
This is anxiety-depression syndrome. Reduce your stress by taking a holiday, min. 8 hours sleep, plenty of water and proper diet. Do daily meditation for 10 m. To reduce your mental worries.
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Hello sir, I am sufferings from headache, whenever depressed and it was not full headache sometime left side and sometimes right.

M.Phil clinical psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Hello sir, I am sufferings from headache, whenever depressed and it was not full headache sometime left side and some...
Dear lybrate user, first I would recommend to get all medical and neurological investigations done if there is any suspected organic cause. Second, for headache in general, it is related to tension and stress, do some relaxation and deep breathing exercise. This will help for sure. Also follow and maintain sleep hygiene.
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