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Dr. Arun Kumar

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DPM, DNB

Psychiatrist, Chennai

14 Years Experience
Dr. Arun Kumar MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DPM, DNB Psychiatrist, Chennai
14 Years Experience
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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, MD - Psychiatry, DPM, DNB . 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
MD - Psychiatry - Sri ramachandra medical college and research institute, - 2012
DPM - Madras Medical College, Chennai, - 2006
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DNB - Sri Ramachandra Medical College, - 2008
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My mom is very impatient. She takes stress on very small issues like she is very effected by the small fights in the society she lives in. Actually the society in which she lives in is not according to her. She wants to be reserved but the neighbours do not left her reserved. She tries to ignore them but they start the talk. She is sensitive. She gets tensed even when someone tells a lie to someone-else about somebody although the lie is not about her.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
My mom is very impatient. She takes stress on very small issues like she is very effected by the small fights in the ...
Dear Lybrate user. We all are different have different personalities. so may be by nature she is like that, her personality is may be like. Rest you can guide her that these worries and stress are unnecessary. it will lead to further health issues. also you as her child need to understand her situation, create a comfort zone for her so that she can share her worries with you. let her develop different hobbies. make her indulge in social activities like going to NGO etc. Take Care
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I am not interested in sex with wife but attracted towards other girls for sex desire, what should I do, to attract to my wife for sex.

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, I can understand. There are many people out there like you. Sex with wife is surely boring because people see the act as a ritual and continuous, thereby percieving it as boring. Sex is divine and it should be approached with passion and dedication. If you love your wife from the heart, have passion in her, automatically the pleasure will be different from each sexual experience. Start loving your wife and be passionate towards sex. Take care.
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I am 22 years I whenever I go in front of other people I get nervous such as what people will say about me? What they will do? I want to know why these is happening to me? How to remove these fear permanently.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 22 years I whenever I go in front of other people I get nervous such as what people will say about me? What they...
Hi lybrate-user, you are suffering from social anxiety. When you are around people stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on other people more. You have to learn over period not to be concious and be comfortable with yourself. You have developed this attitude for some reason, we need to talk about it and CBT is a kind of therapy which will help you overcome this problem. You can consult with me or any psychologist for same. Practice deep breathing exercises to calm your anxiety.
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Feeling Stuck?

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Feeling Stuck?
What if you move on and claim your freedom? most of the time we are stuck because we feel secured in known environment and feel scared to venture the unknown. Deal with your insecurities and concerns and claim your freedom.
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I am suffering from depression and taking pari cr 37.5 with clonazepam 2 my angel also taking am lop res like with cigar last 80 to control sugar I take glimipiride2 with meta formin 1000 if I don't take my serotonin level disturbs and constipation occurs I am fed up with medicines please suggest I am 49yrs

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
You can approach a clinical psychologist who is trained in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). CBT has been found to be one of the best intervention process for depression
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I am lean Getting every variable right . I trained hard for 2 years but with minimal (1 kg) muscle gains. I had weight gainers , protien shakes, I lift heavy weights but of no use I got my eys on a post that said hyperthyroidism can be an underlying cause. DOC can use please tell me the symptoms or ,if not way to gain muscle and please tell me weather there is a correlation between smoking and muscle gains.Please tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am lean  Getting every variable right . I trained hard for 2 years but with minimal (1 kg)
muscle gains. I had weig...
Smoking can affect your appetite. Muscle gain is ideally attained with exercise and a proper diet. If you have hyperthyroidism, then you will have a problem gaining weight. Then there is the possibility that your level of metabolism is higher than normal due to many factors one of which is stress. So it is worth meeting with a counselor and talking about the stress and leading a more composed life.
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I forget whatever I study very fastly what are the simple tricks to remember what I study 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
Dear Rachel. Welcome to Lybrate. At your age, Memory problems like amnesia, dementia or Alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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Hello doctor I have a question from you about my cousin and he is about 20 years old. He is well and fit physically but due to some unavoidable natural misfortune he got orphan at the age of 15 and from five years yet he is very disturbed physiologically and continuously in deep stress. I have a also pity and sympathy for him. The question is from about five to six month his behaviour is strange and abnormal. He often times does like a complete mad, after some times he becomes as usual. Please tell me what should be done to reduce his stress and to vanish his that memory of those incident from his mind. And to make his livehood better. Thanks and will be waiting for reply.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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I have a question from you about my cousin and he is about 20 years old.
He is well and fit physically b...
Hello, welcome to lybrate sorry to hear about the tragic incident that happened to your cousin. Such traumatic life events are a source of immense stress. Such stressful conditions can trigger the development of an abnormal personality, an underlying mental illness, which might remain hidden till a new triggering factor is encountered in life. Also such life events makes an individual more vulnerable for stressful situation in future, reduces stress coping abilities and can lead to maladaptive changes in ones behaviour. As you told that since last 5-6 month he had started behaving abnormally, with increased aggression. This might be triggered by some other incident which need to be explored. Also it can be the beginning of an underlying mental illness. Hence before going for managing these symptoms, a thorough assessment is necessary in order to understand his emotional and psychological state. This will help in understanding him better, & would help in making a better management plan for his issues. If you consider that you need detailed evaluation for your cousin, and want to seek an expert advice pertaining to his problems, you can a private session with me.
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Wome have more emotion

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Wome have more emotion

Wome have more emotion

It's clear that estrogen is closely linked with women's emotional well-being. Depression and anxiety affect women in their estrogen-producing years more often than men or postmenopausal women. Estrogen is also linked to mood disruptions that occur only in women --premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and postpartum depression.

Exactly how estrogen affects emotion is much less straightforward. Is it too much estrogen? not enough? it turns out estrogen's emotional effects are nearly as mysterious as moods themselves.
 

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I easily get angry. Even small issues make me angry and i feel like leaving that person.What should i do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You have irritability and impulsive behaviour. You take Oxytal 150mg at night time and see how it works.
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I am 25 yrs old male and I am not remembering what I am learning. What should I have do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There are few food which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1.Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2.Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice.Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3.Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4.Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient.Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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I have a feeling that I am not in my body and not feeling my body along with depression feeling lightheadedness and dizziness please help me out of this feeling.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have a feeling that I am not in my body and not feeling my body along with depression feeling lightheadedness and d...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This will help with your concern.
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How to overcome depression and how to put on some weight in that way eating not only food.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to overcome depression and how to put on some weight in that way eating not only food.
You need to meet with a counselor immediately and if that person feels you need to meet with a doctor too, you must do so. You must cooperate with both therapies and be consistent. I suggest that you visit these professionals along with your parents because their involvement is quite critical to your recovery. If it is of recent origin, you could easily pin-point it and take care of it. But I suspect that it may have to do with something in your developmental years, or your family background. In the meantime do the following, sincerely: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. 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, 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, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. If you love yourself adequately, you will never do harm to yourself. Be positive always and learn to do everything possible to invest into yourself. Life is extremely precious and because the depression, which is a mood disorder, makes you feel like giving up you must still persevere. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. Because you are young the prognosis is good subject to your cooperation. You want to put on weight you must exercise regularly and eat well. Sometimes you may suddenly feel that you are over-weight and will want to reduce and may have a problem with that. So do give this a serious thought and then do whatever is necessary. Any way exercise is a must for healthy living.
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What Are Signs of Depression

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
What Are Signs of Depression

Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. But if depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression.

Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should. Most people live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression.

Here are certain signs to watch out for to determine whether a person is struggling with depression:

  1. A significant change in sleeping patterns: If you've been experiencing insomnia lately or have got a habit of oversleeping, then these might be symptoms of depression.
  2. Cultivation of a pessimistic approach about everything in life: You feel a sense of hopelessness and that your situation in life will always be the same without any improvement is a sure shot sign that you are suffering from depression
  3. Anger or irritated mood: Having a low level of tolerance, getting angry quickly or always being in an irritated mood can be a prominent sign of depression
  4. Sudden variation in weight or appetite: If you suddenly find that you have lost or gained a significant amount of weight without any substantial reason, then chances are high that it is happening because of your depression
  5. Feeling of guilt without any particular reason: If you have started feeling guilty or constantly blame yourself for everything you've done in the past then the reason behind this may be your state of depression.

Depression is as curable as any other illness. Both medical management and psychotherapy are helpful in treatment. Type of treatment depends on patient's condition, the severity of illness as well as availability.

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Hi. I'm a 21 year old female from Kolkata. I have a family and lots of friends. But I feel really underappreciated. There is a lot of talks outside about hiw we shouldn't expect and be selfless and everything. But it all seems very superficial to me. Few years back i was like a goat. I never complained to anyone about anything i felt. I truly used to believe that if I keep on striving for recognition in front of my parents , if i be there for my friends , everything will be ok. Off late i have absorbed the fact that they weren't my true friends, i have stopped compromising for those 'friends' and instead made acquaintances with new people. But unfortunately i cannot do that with my family. I feel really tied down. There is a lot of complicated situation here like immature and biased mother and an angry and biased father . Being the middle child, i feel like my family attaches no calue to me whatsoever. My father has always has an unashamed inclination towards my sister and my mother towards my brother. I have always don't everything in my power to please them, to impress them, to get them to think about me. But it never happens. I feel like I'm draining my energies. And it's affecting my behaviour pattern. I'm very easily irritated and I hate to be at home . I feel like getting lost in oblivion because I feel worthless and I feel like I don't belong to anyone. I was betrayed in friendship by someone i called my bff. And that incident though 2 years old Stoll feels like a knife cutting through me. I need help . I want to straighten my thoughts out and focus on what's important in my life , I have major exams in a matter of two months. I feel really helpless, stuck in a spiral that's heading lower and lower.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello, I have gone through your description of events and emotions. You have been deprived of Love and affection by parents. You have been not appreciated/ Scape goated/loss of trust with your friends unable trust them/ Trauma of splitting relationship, all has culminated in a helpless condition and being in oblivion. Good that you recognized your problem. You need to speak to some one and emotional support needed. You can either talk to a therapist you like and if you wish contact me further and I will try to organize, helping you to recover from traumatic experiences and vacuum.
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Hi I am unable to remember things in daily life. I usually forgot something which is not good. Can you please hell me for that. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be under some stress that you are not aware of. Meet with a counselor and sort that out for better memory. In the meantime do some of the following meticulously: 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 is 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. 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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Will stammering fade away with age? My age is 19? What a stammer does usually to cure himself?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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Sir my age is 33 some time feel pain in left arm I saw Dr. and he gave me pain relief tab and tell do not use pillow in night but now i m also feeling pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Panchkula
Sir my age is 33 some time feel pain in left arm I saw Dr. and he gave me pain relief tab and tell do not use pillow ...
Start doing exercises for cervical spondylosis. These will contribute for 50% in relief. Ypu can also opt for physiotherpy sessions. Proper Ayurvedic treatment taken within 1 year of apperrance of symptom will dimish the possibility of frequent repeated episodes añd further progression of the disease.
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Sometimes I get really depressed due to life situations. I don't know how to keep myself calm nd control my mind. Please help me out.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sometimes I get really depressed due to life situations. I don't know how to keep myself calm nd control my mind. Ple...
Hi lybrate-user, whenever you feel stressed or depressed remember its situational and it will not go on forever. Take a break rejuvenate yourself, go for a short trip to a peaceful place, do some leisure activities you like. Do exercise daily for 1 hour and be around the company of positive people. Consult me for counseling. All the best.
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