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Dr. Arun Kumar

MBBS, DPM, DNB, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

13 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
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 13 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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I have short height by 2 3 inches, any advise to increase it by 1 2 inch. I am real need of this as I feel depressed.

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I have short height by 2 3 inches, any advise to increase it by 1 2 inch. I am real need of this as I feel depressed.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Height is determined by heredity and there are no short cuts or miracle drugs. You are already 23. Beyond this age height nevef improves. Don't worry about it. 5 feet 6 inch is not as bad as a height. Don't be emotional. You need online counselling. Take care.

I noticed some symptoms of depression in my behaviour and life. But I don't know why I am depressed. Is there any way to get rid of depression.

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I noticed some symptoms of depression in my behaviour and life. But I don't know why I am depressed. Is there any way...
Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.

Hi. I am 40 years old married female. I have two sons. After my second preganancy I gained weight not on whole body only on my lower tummy. Will you suggest me how to reduce my lower tummy please. Thnks.

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You may try some abdominal exercises but such selective removal of weight is not possible without surgery and that too if needed. Your weight is okay, just relax, like and love yourself, develop some hobbies, take good nutritious balanced diet, do some routine exercise and walking. If still unhappy meet an expert. You may consult me.

I have smoked for 18 months. N my age is 16 so can I recover my lungs complete as it was previous.

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Yes, it is good that you have decided to quit early. 18 months of smoking obviously causes damage depending upon the number of cigarettes smoked per day, but much of the damage can be reversed if you quit now. Best of luck!

My son is 15 years old and will be appearing board exams this March. We have noticed that in spite he is doing lot of efforts in his studies and even solving most of the papers right while at home but some how not able to give same result while giving his school prelims. So feeling slightly trusted. Should we consult counselor?

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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 junk food.

I am suffering from depression from last 10 years. Now a days I feel slow pain around my heart what should I do?

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I am suffering from depression from last 10 years. Now a days I feel slow pain around my heart what should I do?
Depression always follows with anxiety and obsession. Happens because depressed people tend to sit idle for long time. Idle mind is devil's workshop. Sitting idle manifests obsession. Anxiety creates acidity. Acidity and obsession together creates many weird symptoms across body. I suggest one or two counseling sessions with psychotherapy techniques to cure your disorders.

My wife faces too much stress. She is telling she is hearing a sound some one speaking about her. She always telling that my neighbor house people is talking like that. She feels insecure feeling. We already went to psychologist and he given some tables to reduce stress after initial counseling. Doctor told me that some liquid in brain produced more. Nearly 4 weeks medicine she took, first two weeks she was in her sisters house, she feels better there, before one week we came to our house. Here also for first 5 - 6 days she was quit. But for last 2-3 days, she is telling the same. What I do now sir. I Know that no such sound is hearing by me. I want to bring out my wife from this situation. Please help me.

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My wife faces too much stress. She is telling she is hearing a sound some one speaking about her. She always telling ...
It sounds like there is more to this than has been identified so far. Please seek a second opinion from another psychiatrist and she must go for counseling too along with the medication. It is the combination of these two therapies that she can get the best results. She will need to take her parents along to identify any childhood influences and for genetic factors too. She will need a lot of your support and careful monitoring to really help her through this.

I am female 29 am going through a habit of over thinking and unable to explain what I actually wants. I feared of losing myself somewhere I dont know how I make sure people to believe me sometime I take decision immediately and sometime I feel alone.

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I am female 29 am going through a habit of over thinking and unable to explain what I actually wants. I feared of los...
This is a sign of depression and you can try meditaion and yoga .If not useful you may need medication

Due to lots of work and stress I have body pain can you suggest something to get relief from the body pain? Can I take pain killer?

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Due to lots of work and stress I have body pain can you suggest something to get relief from the body pain? Can I tak...
Yes. You may take pain killers for relief from from body aches. But its always better to treat the cause than the symptoms, if you are sure that body aches are due to overwork and stress, then restrict your work load to human limits and find time to relax and relieve stress with rest.

Hie, M a girl N I smoke cigarette twice a day, is it okay or it will effect me badly?

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Your lungs can be very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start. Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease, including bronchitis. To leave that habit: sauna bath for 5 days which helps you to drain out nicotine from the sweat produced over skin. This will reduce your craving for smoking. Then revert me back with follow-up.

What are the short term effects and long term effects of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.

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Short term effects may be seen or not depending on individual reactions&tendrncy fof allergies, immunities. Out of those, loss of appetite, fyspnoea, frequent attacks of cough, indigestion, oppression of chest, blackening of lips (edpecially from. Smoking, lack of attention, restlessness etc. Those are from both vices acutely, sometimes slowly also. In chronic affairs, major vital organs damage like liver cirrhosis, lung cancer, bronchitis (can be acute or chronic; intestinal cancer, heart problems, asthma (may be bronchial or cardiac, mentally moods off, depression, aggressiveness, loosing temper very easily, sleeplessness, apnoea. Many.

My roommates complaints that I used to speak at night suddenly for two to three minutes. Last night, they complained that I was laughing very loud while sleeping with my hands opened and I was jumping on bed. This is not usual as I don't have this problem previously. Moreover, I don't have dreams on that night too. I think this problem is related to my psycology.

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I can see the problem. We usually do not have body movements happening nocturnally. Therefore there is no treatment for this. To get sound sleep, be stress free and work physically well. Drinking a glass of milk before sleep can also help. Take care.

I generally get nightmares of being raped or chased either by a man or by animals. I have a dysfunctional family set up. Sometimes things just appear so confusing like I seriously do not know what I want to do in life. I just do not feel right even if everything just seems perfect yet I feel empty as if something is missing.

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I generally get nightmares of being raped or chased either by a man or by animals. I have a dysfunctional family set ...
Hi lybrate-user, You need to talk to a counselor in detail as there is fear, insecurity and lack of clarity. The counselor can help you out to overcome such thoughts with therapy .The emotional support from your friends or relatives can help you to sail through the tough time. Hope you will meet a counselor soon and overcome this situation soon.

How we can increse our memory power?

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Dear , the best method to improve your concentration, memory power and recollection etc is to use your brain creatively again and again. Doing number puzzles, creative hobies like painting, games like chess etc can sharpen your brain and improve concentration. Exercise plays an important part in sharpening the brain and in many aspects of memory. Nutritious food including green vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals and pulses are beneficial. Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, coffee, red meat etc are not that good for sharpening brain and memory power. Being happy and cheerful also contributes positively. You may ask a private question to me for more information. Take care.

I am very sensitive and suffer from palpitations on very small issue with family or friends. I get sleep in 1-2 hrs after going bed. I consulted psychiatric and taking one tab of d Vinizep 50 since last one year. please advice me.

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I am very sensitive and suffer from palpitations on very small issue with family or friends. I get sleep in 1-2 hrs a...
Please Do meditation regularly Read good books daily Continue your current medicine Add Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice daily with water for 3 to 6 mths Reconsult me on Lybrate after 6 wks.

Doctor. I am sinking into depression last 2 months. Reason my wife's unmaturness and Childishness. She is not the courtesy to respect the elders. A week after the wedding began his childish behavior. Like on a small thing to go up on the roof and threatened to jump and sit on hunger-strike. She does not even realize that the drama of my parents and husband's parents affects dignity. When I talk to her parents . Refuse saying he let his baby brain. Unfortunately My wife was pregnant . Which I was not happy . Because I was not happy with my married life. We wanted to bring together discus abortion the child. But the whole family was not possible because of spreading the news. I thought the mother might let him be understood . But it can not. Four of last year , I 'm Sufferness her childish antics. Last year, his one act completely broke me . Which I am unable to forget. My wife's jija have a younger brother. Both runs were jokes among themselves and also used to dance together on the occasion of happiness. I was not married then . It saw her sister 's wedding video. Now m come to the point what happened. 18-Nov-15 to her jija's sister was getting married. The bride and groom at the table eating, eat . She sat at the table with him that were feeding each other food. Seeing this, I got up from there and went to the washroom and from there they watched. They were even feeding each other. Seeing this, I'm very angry. But I remained calm and want to discuss at home after marriage. They joke that the whole wedding was fellow and I continued to suffer. When I spoke on this issue in the morning at home with my wife , she avoided telling a little joke and when her parents spoke on the issue , they also touted his child 's mind by telling. But doctor I was very hurt. Even so , some have not realized her mistake . She says that is not my fault . Their thinking is wrong. She did not say sorry . And not to admit their mistake and used the old weapon and sat on hunger strike. In the last I had to finish the matter even after not my fault. The effect of all this was my job . My job did not mind . I stayed quite unhappy angry. Due to the pressure of work in the job I quit. Now I am jobless from 8 months. After leaving , I wanted to own a small business . Due to lack of money to him , but he refused the demands of our gold jewelery and the broken dreams of my own business. I have not had many interviews but no response . When steam is probably the recruiter for the pain of my face. Now I am completely frustrated, Depressed and feel helpless. I hate my wife too much. I do not like to be with her at all I have the solution for divorce from her mother -in-law also said . Then comes the reply Son, divorce cannot be possible You can get rid of her death. doctor. Please help me, what I do. I become victim of these disease insomnia, Depressed, loss interest in job, feel lonely and helpless, loss interest in sex with her, sometime comes thought commit suicide. I am consulting a doctor and taking sometime sleeping pill and alcohol for telex. Please please please tell a solution.

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This is reactive depression due to marital disharmony. Both of you go to a psychiatrist and get evaluated. He may refer you to a clinical psychologist for assessment and therapy. You need to take antidepressants, not sleeping pill and alcohol, since they will worsen depression. Anti-depressants will improve your mood, and reduce and remit your other symptoms of depression, and help you face the situation better.

I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many critical condition sometimes and I am an engineering student I couldn't interact with studying. What I am do? Suggest please and I also have a liver problem.

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I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many cr...
Please see doctor around your area to examine you properly and do some test to be able to help you better. Take care.

Respected Dr, I am posting my wife details as she is under treatment to psychiatrist, she is under treatment since june-2014. We got married in the month of november 2008 she got this problem after miscarriage of six month pregnancy which was unfortunate miscarriage. Before this she got two miscarriage first in the year 2010 at the third month of pregnancy it was ectopic second in the 2012 same at the third month but not ectopic and last in the year 2013. Her blood group is o positive. She has problem of epilepsy too for which she was under treatment before marriage and after marriage too she was taking valpro cr-200 under consultanty to Dr. Shashendra saxena- neurologist. All the report and test related to pregnancy are normal. Under any of the she is normal but whenever there is change in medicine she get epilepsy problem my and her age is 42 years we want a healthy baby I came to know about doon nursing home the it has both psychiatrist and gyno so I got some hope for getting both the treatment at same place which may be helpful by gods blessing and yours kind advice. At a time my wife is taking pyne-50 and colna-0.25 and during taking these medicine she is not having any problem as psychological or epilepsy. Now please give me yours kind advice about hope of of healthy pregnancy without any problem and treatment neuro or psychological problem.

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She has to continue drugs for epilepsy throughout pregnancy for smooth running of it because uncontrolled epilepsy can affect mother and baby badly. Again, we need to check whether drugs levels are adequate or not in pregnancy. Now, miscarriage is different issue- that needs thorough investigations to diagnose the cause of it and then start treatment.

I've depression particularly at nights. Within a gap of 15 days, I start getting unknown anxiety fears/attacks for no reason which start suddenly and depress me a lot. I'm struggling with this since >5 years. I've tried Homeopathy a year back" but it didn't help me much. I've now moved to allopathy since 6 months. I'm now taking Nexito 5 mg which my doctor prescribed. I was on Feliz S plus for 1 month and stopped which worked great. But, I'm still facing night fear episodes once in 15 days even after taking Nexito. I want this to be stopped as I'm unable to move out at nights as I'm worried about this panic attacks. Can anyone kindly help me about what to be done. I'm seriously suffering since many years. Please help.

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I've depression particularly at nights. Within a gap of 15 days, I start getting unknown anxiety fears/attacks for no...
Five years ago you were into your late teens and it is the final stage for you to resolve childhood issues and my suspicion is that you did not do that. Anyway it is still not too late. I think you are right about the possible depression, which is sadness based. The anxiety at night in particular is fear based and may cause you undue distress. The fear at night is expected because it is the time to retire and it can feel very lonely too. These emotions must be expressed, and ideally with a counselor. You may need to learn much about emotions too, and the counselor will meet that need too. First, visit the counselor and discuss your problem at length. If necessary take your parents and your entire developmental history from prenatal days till today. Also it would help if you took your family history from your grandparents onwards. The counselor will help identify the origins and give you a series of things to do. Once you work in tandem with the medication better outcomes are assured. Now cooperate with both of the therapies for the best results, for a substantially long time. Do not discontinue the counseling, if you are on medication. You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings too. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. You are young and you can do it with some commitment.

My mother has been taking citalopram for a week and seems to just be getting worse by the day, .

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Kindly share the details of why she was put on medications, or if she has been diagnosed for depression consult a clinical psychologist for using non-pharmaceutical methods of intervention such as cognitive behavior therapy.
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