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Dr. Arun Kumar

MBBS, DPM, DNB, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

14 Years Experience
Dr. Arun Kumar MBBS, DPM, DNB, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Arun Kumar is one of the best Psychiatrists in Mogappair West, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 14 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MBBS, DPM, DNB, MD - Psychiatry . He is currently associated with Agam Clinic in Mogappair West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Arun Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, - 2003
DPM - Madras Medical College, Chennai, - 2006
DNB - Sri Ramachandra Medical College, - 2008
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MD - Psychiatry - Sri ramachandra medical college and research institute, - 2012
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How can I quit smoking. I have tried over the time but could not control with myself.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
All patients should be assessed for (1) smoking status, (2) motivation to quit, and (3) motivators for and barriers to quitting. Smoking status includes current smoker, ex-smoker, or never-smoker; type of tobacco used; and frequency of use. In terms of motivation to quit, smokers can be classified as immotives (no plans to quit), precontemplators (plan to quit but not in the next 6 months), contemplators (plan to quit in the next 6 months), and preparers (plan to quit in the next month). Common motivators to quit are health concerns, effects of smoking on others, and social pressure. Treatments for smoking -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- psychosocial therapy behavior therapy social support pharmacological therapies bupropion (zyban) nicotine replacement therapy second-line pharmacological therapies read this well.
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I am 24 year old women, unmarried having unexpected thoughts of bad dreams most frequently. And also I have lots of problem in writing, that is when I starts to write a word even if I know the correct spelling I am missing some letters in between my mind didnt recognize that if some one please pointed out only I can find it. whY it is like this. Please help me am I having any probem

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must be under a lot of stress. Are you aware of this? the dreams indicate the nature of the pressure i. e. They may be fear related. What are you afraid of to cause this much stress and how long have you been suffering from this condition? you are doing what is called discounting? a loss of awareness due to undue pressure. I suggest you sleep as much as possible on your left ear at night. Meet with a counselor and take that person? s guidance to go to the root cause and deal with it, effectively. You may also attend a personality development course, do regular exercise, meditate, sleep well, eat well, and deal with your emotions through therapy. If you are cooperative, everything should come back to normal pretty soon.
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I am a case of chronic phobia of travel. I have never travelled in last 21 year. I have to have some known person with me to travel whether is is bus, car, train. I have tried cbt, aprazolams, ssris, clonazepam, even mao i, nothing helped. Can any on tell me any latest drug or remedy?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Behaviour therapy, relaxation therapy, meditation, yoga wil help in these conditions. Take tab ciplar20 mg and valium 2.5 mg half an hour before trvellinv.
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I am suffering from stressed problem because of which I can not do focus on my studies or any other activities how can I decrease my stress pls tell me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am suffering from stressed problem because of which I can not do focus on my studies or any other activities how ca...
*. Develop positive attitude and find a solution to the problem causing you stress. *. Don't keep doubting yourself. *. Keep busy with your work and studies; maintain your schedule *. Avoid fast food and eat healthy food. *regular vigorous physical exercise is very important. With improved blood circulation, toxins will be eliminated from your body. You will become very energetic and your mind will become fresh as well as positive. *exercise has a positive effect. It makes you feel better. It fights the stress by creating natural and constructive outlet for releasing negative thoughts and emotions such as anger. *exercise boosts the production of feel good hormones or endorphins. *. Maintain healthy habits and have adequate sleep
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I am in 3rd year engineering and my exams are near .i am feeling depressed and a lot of stress and tension is there bcz of exams .i think it will cause hairfall .so what can I do to face this problem and avoid hairfall due to stress during exams.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I am in 3rd year engineering and my exams are near .i am feeling depressed and a lot of stress and tension is there b...
Respected Sir, You are very right in saying that stress and depression does exacerbate hair-fall, but is very rarely if ever the cause behind it. Since you are already on Minoxidil, I am sure you would have got it evaluated by a dermatologist. If not, Please do see one. As for the management of your stress and tension, I wish there was a "one size fits all" remedy which I could advise you to take. I would have to talk with you a lot more to understand the actual reason for your tensions and then only can I suggest a cure. Most people have tension before exams but each have their own reasons. I could teach you some relaxation exercises which might help. Antidepressants and anti anxiety drugs may interfere with your exam preparation by causing a bit of sedation. Hence I wouldn't recommend them if your symptoms are not severe. As for exam stress, I would just like to add a couple of tips that might help. Try to get adequate sleep. Eat well and preferable a balanced diet containing adequate fruits and vegetables. If you can find the time for it, goo for a walk or exercise for a bit. Take adequate breaks and plan your studies in such a manner that you don't feel rushed and leave yourself adequate time for revision. As I have myself taken a lot of exams, I know the last few things I mentioned are more easily said than done, but keep trying and you will beat the stress.
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I am feeling palpitation depression on small issues and sleep after one - hours going bed. My psychiatrist doctor gave few medicines and finally kept me on d venizep50 since six months and asked me to continue for another six months. I hv some relief but not normal. please advice if change medicine or continue on same strength of d venizep50. Regards.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am feeling palpitation depression on small issues and sleep after one - hours going bed. My psychiatrist doctor gav...
You should have comfortable feeling with 6 months of treatment, since you do not have discuss the difficulties with your psychiatrist or get a 2nd opinion. All the best.
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My wife is depressed for about 1.5 years and she dislikes all my relatives and family members and abuses all my family members. We live separately now but in spite of this she feel and pray bad for them. We married very late before 2 years and have no child and house. She is too much worried about these things She is hearted with behaviour of my family members and unable to forget all moments with my family members till date. What should I do? She got treatment one year with IHBAS Delhi. But she remembers and abuses everything still now.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife is depressed for about 1.5 years and she dislikes all my relatives and family members and abuses all my famil...
Probably she was emotionally abused by the relatives and she has got hurt deeply. May be she has a different perception about their behaviour and is unable to understand their intentions. You need to talk to a counsellor. It will help you both, individually and you will be able to improve your marital bond.
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My son 26 year. .Suffering from depression. .Its heridetary .Father side.In that they choose drink ing.I am v worried. .So what to do. Taking anti deeprasive Baclof 20, Naxito10, Zapiz0.5, feeling better. .But what we should for him .Pl guide me .We are on right path?

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, You should understand the depression and its associated problems. Education about your mental health condition is the first step towards management. Learn more and more and surely incorporate psychotherapy techniques. I am sure you will be able to manage your depression. You may post a private query to me for further details. Take care.
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I forget today my frieds telling something. Tomorrow I will try to rememeber that matter but I cant why is there any reason?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
I feel you are stressed out or worried of something, where your attention is diverted and unable to remember the things.
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Hi I am 24 year girl from last few months am feeling alone, neglected by everyone. Its like nobody needs me. My boyfriend ignoring me, if I am doing anything good for my family members they pretend like it was not good effort. Recently I got fired from my company just because of my angerness I really dont know what should I do I feel like no body can understnad me I dont know why always people shows that I am the one who will never right decision in life. Please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
That can be very difficult for you if you feel that nobody is needing you. But if you are doing something good, then why are you letting their description of you affect you. Stay connected with how you define yourself rather than how the world defines you. The world will always have an opinion on everything. So will you let it affect you all the time? yet, let me point out that showing anger is counterproductive especially if it' s out of context and out of place. People see it as anti social and unproductive behaviour. At the workplace, you need to be careful of showing your anger. Do learn healthy ways to express your anger. This can be learnt in counselling with anger management sessions. As far as the boy friend goes, if he' s ignoring you, then are you making yourself available all the time and he' s taking you for granted or are you throwing your weight around and controlling him? what I am trying to say here is that if he' s behaving in that manner, then what are you doing to bring this behaviour out from him. You need to be self aware and be empathetic to other people' s needs as well as your needs. All this can happen in counselling, which will help you to control anger, gain self confidence and control over self expression along with a boost in self esteem.
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I lost somebody close last year and I feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself please help me.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and I feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself please help me.
Loosing someone close is very stressful. You are very young to get into depression. Please try to watch astha channel daily 5-7: 30 am and practice as taught side by side-definitely your physical and mental health will improve.
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My brother is 20 years old and he is not behaving normally since last 5 months. He used to be good in studies but he didnt write anything in answer sheet in recent exams of 2nd semester, Bachelors. Moreover, he refused to join college recently. He gets angry for very little things. He looses self-control and find himself in brevity of self-confidence. He gets uncomfortable in talking to outsiders. He sleeps very late and could not sleep easily at night. These are the symptoms which my family members addressed in last two months when he came home from college and he does not speak a word of joining college anytime soon. Suggestions are highly appreciable. If there is a need to see a psychologist please suggest whom should we refer to. Many thanks!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
My brother is 20 years old and he is not behaving normally since last 5 months. He used to be good in studies but he ...
Hello, welcome to lybrate. from the above account I could summarise that your brother is having complaints of reduced interaction, reduced interest in his studies, anger outbursts, reduced self confidence, reduced sleep as well, since last 5 months. These symptoms can be caused by an underlying depressive episode/ psychotic episode/ adjustment issues. Hence to reach a conclusive diagnosis a detailed evaluation is required by a psychiatrist. Only after than further management plan can be formulated. Since he is too young, it is important to consult as early as possible, because if delayed the chances of early recovery would reduce. Also the delay may increase the severity of illness and can further deteriorate his functional abilities. If you want to consult further in details and want to seek treatment as well, you can reach me in private.
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My dad is an alcoholic and he can't even spare a day without booze. Few days he can control but he is so used to it. How can I make my dad stop boozing or at least make him drink less or less often.

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. De addiction therapy can help. Motivate your father to take up deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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Skin is becoming very dry. Arm, legs are very dry. It seems upper layer of skin is peeling off. I am taking syndopa110 for parkinson. Is it due to any sideeffect of any medicine? What should I do to cure this dryness?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Skin is becoming very dry. Arm, legs are very dry. It seems upper layer of skin is peeling off. I am taking syndopa11...
Apply physiogel cream as moisturiser over skin three to four times daily. Bioderma atoderm pain soap or oilatum bar for body wash.
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Gd evng sir& madam. Dis is akbar I have a query about my grandfather as he is suffering from alzheimer's disease&Dementia. As he is also a diabetic&bp patient. He is suffering from dementia since 4 years. He is unable neither urinate nor have food himself. At present my grand mother is suffering a lot because of him. I would like to know the best treatment according to his present situation.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Gd evng sir& madam. Dis is akbar I have a query about my grandfather as he is suffering from alzheimer's disease&Deme...
Diet has very important role. Just try this diet and see the difference in fee months time. Breakfast= fruits only. Abundant amount. Lunch/dinner= salad, sprouts, green vegetables, daal, only 1 roti in one meal. Stop having: milk, milk products, refined foods, packaged food of any kind like bread namkeen buiscuits maida etc.
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My daughter is now 25 years old. She is having guilty feeling and fear. She always need to sleep. She is not going out and talking with other people. She is very fat. She tells that she doesn't like to live and needs to die. What can I do for this? please reply me soon.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
My daughter is now 25 years old. She is having guilty feeling and fear. She always need to sleep. She is not going ou...
Please take her for counselling and psychotherapy to help her with guilt and fears. A psychiatrist can give her medications if she's got any mental health issues. Please tell her that she will be ok and there's no need to die. She is precious person with lots of potential to do well. If you have any questions please click on private chat.
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I'm 22 years old male and I'm smoking 6-7 cigarettes daily! My recent Hemoglobin level is 17.6 gm/dl. I'm little worried about it. Is it Normal or not? If not, then how to decrease the Haemoglobin level?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm 22 years old male and I'm smoking 6-7 cigarettes daily! My recent Hemoglobin level is 17.6 gm/dl. I'm little worr...
Your hemoglobin level is okay but your smoking is not okay at all. You seem to be on a reactive mode i.e. you will only want to deal with it after some medical problem presents itself. Sometimes, that might be too late: some problems will be permanent e.g. BP. So my advice is to quit immediately.
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I have once a nervous problem some times I get new also what's the solution for it?

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. Nervous problem or nervousness is general anxiety disorder. General anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. 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 am 19, female. basically a loner. need some advice to be strong! I am in a point where I might give up on everything.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Humans are social by nature and loneliness can be very depressing. Find something interesting to do in life, meet like minded people with whom you can share doing activities. Loneliness occurs when we judge ourselves or the old her person. Having too many expectations from people also creates emotional distance. Learn to forgive yourself and others because nobody is perfect. Everyone has their own stress and problems. Click on private chat to consult me.
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Smoking

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Quit smoking as it is cause of many diseases which can be prevented just by quiting smoking.
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