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Dr. C Anbu Durai

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. C Anbu Durai Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. C Anbu Durai is an experienced Psychiatrist in Tambaram West, Chennai. You can meet Dr. C Anbu Durai personally at Hindu Mission Hospital - Tambaram in Tambaram West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. C Anbu Durai on Lybrate.com.

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Hello sir I am suffering from panic disorder and I am adictted to keep clonazepam medicine with me. I do not take that medicine last 1 year because I control it my self but I am addicted to keep that medicine with me 24/7 I think if I forget it at home and even 15km away from home I will die without medicine because chemist not give clonazepam without doctor permission and I also get depressed please help me sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello sir I am suffering from panic disorder and I am adictted to keep clonazepam medicine with me. I do not take tha...
You are first of fooling around with medications: if the doctor has prescribed it then it was for a good reason. If you have attacks in the future the doctor will certainly give you more. Panic attacks are fear based, and you will tend to exaggerate the response to the stimulus. What happened when these attacks started may have some bearing on your state. The other possibility is that your constitution may have undergone a bit of change favoring the negative side. If you have been on prolonged stress quite unaware to yourself, then it is possible that that stress may have lowered your defenses. Any which way you look at it, your response to fear is not normal and therefore the panic. Work with a counselor: medication is not enough to help you process these emotions and to deal with it so that it does not escalate in this manner. You will probably not show any signs of medical problems because the effects have not yet reached physical proportions. It will though, if this situation is not brought under control. The quicker you work on this in therapy, the easier life is going to be. Constant and persistent stress will lower your immune system that you may develop other complications. You seem keen to sort this out and that is good motivation. Now work at it with hammer and tongs and sort out the fear. For your constitution I advise a lot of exercise, meditation, eat healthily, sleep adequately, pray with faith, love people and yourself, and be positive. Combine medication with counseling and you will get best results. If you want to be free of medication then in counseling you will develop new skills and techniques to deal with life's issues and can come off of medicines for good.
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Sir. Recently .I was asked by my neighbour to Repair the waterpipe which is buried underground. I went and started to dig for buried pipe. As approaching the pvc pipe. The pipe is covered by clothes. To cut the clothes I asked scissors. And he take one scissors and gave it to me. I started to cut the clothes. Accidentally scissors injured my left thumb and 6 drops of blood came. And I asked ,where he brought the scissors and he said he took it ftom a tailor. But the Tailor is a HIV positive person. I'm caught with fear &anxiety about infection of HIV to me. Another situation also happened same neighbour took me to give electric connections to motor in his farm. I went there and started to make connections .then a person came to us and joined making connections along with me. And he twisted the copper leads of the wires and gave it to me. Then while plastering the twisted connections made by him one pair of wires connected are separated then I twisted them with my hand. Then the copper leads slightly penetrated into my fingers. The previous twisted person having hiv infection. Again I'm caught with the same fear. Again recently I was taking badam milk from a cool drink vendor who himself makes cooldrinks. While drinking it accidentally my tongue was bitten by me and it was bleed while drinking. And I'm getting thoughts if the vendor is having HIV . I also have the possibility to have the infection . I'm obsessed. I'm fully scared. Kindly help me whether I have probability to have infection if no why. If yes how to I diagnosed. kindly help me with my worry.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
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Recently .I was asked by my neighbour to Repair the waterpipe which is buried underground.
I went and started to...
Dear lybrate user, I think, for reasons best known to you only, you are scared of getting infected with hiv. It appears to me that it is disturbing you a lot. I think, firstly, give your blood sample in the pathology lab and get yourself checked for hiv. If you are not infected, then you can be at peace. If you are infected with hiv, then you will need to consult a doctor, who will help you to manage your life. Secondly, please consult a counsellor, irrespective of the outcome of your blood test. There is something, which is bothering your mind, which you need to understand. The consellor will help you to do that. Take care.
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How can I overcome stress and strain after completion of my examination and at the time of releasing results.

Advance Course in Neuro linguistic Programming, Diploma In Dyslexic Studies, Masters In Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Mumbai
How can I overcome stress and strain after completion of my examination and at the time of releasing results.
It is a natural phenomena to experience results anxiety. First it is important to identify the real reason of stress. The real reason often is different. Second you need to think rationally about its validity. Remember emotions are always valid but reasons are not. Keeping your self busy will be helpful in freeing your self from the nagging unwanted thought. As the saying goes" keeping busy got me better" keep a second line of action ready towards your career plan. A healthy schedule that includes exercise wld be helpful.
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Now I am a 33 years old house wife. Before my marriage I have one relationship. He is our family friend. Now he is also a home maker. My husband is a one of the good person, and he care very well in ma childrens and me. 14 years back again I see that person and but now in that situation my mind is totally under controlled, now am keep relationship with that person. Whats the reason in that problem? Help me please.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Just think of losing your family (a caring, good husband and loving children), think of losing your dignity in the society and among your family members, just for your illegitimate relationship. If you feel that it does'n matter much then there is no problem.
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Hello doctor. I suffer from anxiety and get depressed at t times.I get tremors when I am over anxious .And suffer from lot of phobias .Married for 7 years now and working.But I look cheerful .I badly want to get rid of phobias .I am scared to travel specially by air.I have also taken some ayurvedic medicines and counselling to overcome this problem as I was suffering from insomnia .That's helped me a lot.One more thing to mention.I have brittle flat n rough nails n doctor told me that I am allergic to gluten .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The problem of phobia is that it has to do with exaggerating the stimulus i.E. Air travel is quite normal and safe, yet your mind plays tricks with possibilities and probabilities and converts them into realities. You become so convinced that no one can change the fact in your head. Then the fear, not the fact, becomes life-threatening and incapacitates you. You will need, through therapy, to be taken through the motions of whatever it is you are phobic about and de-sensitivize you over a period of time. Since you are saying counseling has helped a lot, do continue in it until it is resolved. In the meantime do regular exercise and build a bigger heart that reacts to fear better than the normal person. The bottom-line of any phobia is abnormal levels of fear based in your past. If the feeling of fear is dealt with, it is sure to speed up your recovery. Regarding the nails, kindly follow your doctor's advice.
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My sister have some problematic like she is washing her hands regularly. She is not touch any thing. She take bath more than one and half hour. She is not listen our words. What we have to do. Please give suggestion. She have 2 children one boy and one girl.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello, thanks for the query. What is your sisters age? since when these problem behaviors have started? these behaviors are suggestive of a mental illness named ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder) which can be completely controlled with help of some medications & counselling. If you need help, you can revert back to me or consult a psychiatrist. Good luck.
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I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world seems dreamy dreamy, fear in public, foggy and distorted vision always thinking how I ll cum out of this. Please help since 2 years I am having this eating vegetables and fruits but still its not curable. Rply and tell me whether slowly slowly this scary symptoms will vanish or not. Lightheaded is one more thing which is unbearable for me. One of psychologist told eat healthy n sleep healthy is the only way to cure it. Brain fog and distorted vision are the worst problem I am facing. Will it disappear slowly slowly. psychiatrist doctors gives sleep medicine nothing else for anxiety.

M.Phil clinical psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world see...
Dear liberate user, For anxiety, first engage yourself in some relaxation exercise like deep breathing, yoga, pranayam where you can attend and concentrate on something. This will help you first physiological management of bodily functions . Second, during anxiety state do positive reappraisal of situations instead of thinking negatively or catastrophic interpretation. And last less intake of caffeine or other addictions and follow sleep hygiene too.
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I'm having depression. I can't even control my anger I just want to punish those people who is hurting me. I'm having negative thoughts I'm always over thinking. Even I can't control my anger towards my mom nobody understands me and finally I was not in a situation to understand someone's feelings. I'm fed up with my life I can't tell these things to anyone I'm making my life more complicated just by my over thinking.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I'm having depression. I can't even control my anger I just want to punish those people who is hurting me. I'm having...
By such behavior you are actually hurting yourself and causing damage to your own life. If you think and feel that others are not understanding you then you at least begin to understand yourself and by liking, loving and supporting self. Just take few deep breaths, understand that you can be cool and calm by understanding, accepting and forgiving others. If you can not do it yourself then connect a Relationship expert/Psychotherapist for an open interaction and loud thinking. With direct one to one contact of an expert, you will find right guidance and support. Either connect me or anyone nearby either online or in person.
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I have a body pain from last 3 to 4 days. What should I do for relief?

MBBS
General Physician,
I have a body pain from last 3 to 4 days. What should I do for relief?
Hello, kindly measure your temperature i am giving you commonest causes of body pain 1. Due to fever Additional common causes abrupt start/ stop of physical exercise, stress, depression, nutritional deficiencies like multi minerals and vitamin deficiency side effect of medicines may be because of some disease like thyroid problem, diabetes, fibromyalgia etc kindly follow advice given below 1. measure your temperature 2. avoid mental or physical exertion 3. regular meditation practice 4. warm bath can help consult physician for further management
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Due to smoking at early age m 20 years but I do not have boldness in voice. What to do how to get hardness in voice.

Master of science in audiology, Bachalor in audiology and speech
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Smoking and pitch of the voice is not related. You need to specify how does your voice sound. Is it like female. If it is like female you need to go for voice Assessment and therapy.
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Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

Brain foods that help you concentrate

Ginseng, fish, berries, or caffeine?

Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you'll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function.

But do they really work? there's no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy brain if you add 'smart' foods and drinks to your diet.

Caffeine can make you more alert

There's no magic bullet to boost IQ or make you smarter -- but certain substances, like caffeine, can energize you and help you concentrate. Found in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks, and some medications, caffeine gives you that unmistakable wake-up buzz though the effects are short-term. And more is often less: overdo it on caffeine and it can make you jittery and uncomfortable.

Sugar can enhance alertness

Sugar is your brain's preferred fuel source -- not table sugar, but glucose, which your body processes from the sugars and carbs you eat. That's why a glass of something sweet to drink can offer a short-term boost to memory, thinking, and mental ability.

Have too much, though, and memory can be impaired -- along with the rest of you. Go easy on the sugar so it can enhance memory without packing on the pounds.

Eat breakfast to fuel your brain

Tempted to skip breakfast? studies have found that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention. Students who eat it tend to perform better than those who don't. Foods at the top of researchers' brain-fuel list include high-fiber whole grains, dairy, and fruits. Just don't overeat; researchers also found high-calorie breakfasts appear to hinder concentration.

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I have some heath related issued with my body sometimes I feel so pain in my body and I does not know why is this happen and after that I will go to medical shop and tell them that give me a pain killer because i have pain in my body.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have some heath related issued with my body sometimes I feel so pain in my body and I does not know why is this hap...
Hi, you should go for vit'd' deficiency test. Take, care of your dietary regulation. Take your breakfast, lunch & dinner in time. Take, apple, carrots, cheese, spinach, milk, almonds, walnuts. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Take homoeo medicine: @ eupetorium perf 200-6 pills, twice a day. Report, wkly. Take care.
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Kindly suggest me any medicine that will help me during pain. Because if I did not take the dose of it second to third day I felt sad and not doing my work properly. And some times loose motion problem also occurred.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Kindly suggest me any medicine that will help me during pain.
Because if I did not take the dose of it second to thir...
Hi, Take following homoeopathic medicine Tab Biochemic 25 (SBL) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day 1/2 an hour before meals. Aloes soco 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 30 days Revert back
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I am 19 years young boy. I feel scary thoughts and I have anxiety and I get frightened by getting superstitious that when I have anxiety and scary thoughts and only that time I have twisting of my left eye which is so called bad according to religious point of view. So is it any brain functioning that I have religious views regarding twisting of left eye when I think scary thoughts and I get more anxious is it?

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am 19 years young boy. I feel scary thoughts and I have anxiety and I get frightened by getting superstitious that ...
Hi lybrate-user user Scary thoughts are a complex anxiety symptoms and it creates enormous amount of anxiety. There are some steps you can take to help break the cycle of scary thoughts-- Take a few times throughout the day where you can seat comfortably and visualize your scary thought in a less threatening way. You can use humour to downplay those thoughts to less threatening thoughts. Use self - talk that reassures you that you would never carry out the thoughts you think. Try to remind yourself that it's Okay that those thoughts are there don't resist them but try to accept them as just Thoughts, and nothing more. They can't hurt you. Daily meditation is very helpful for you. If you try and work hard you can feel comfortable again in your mind. Thanks.
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I am 21 years old and I have problem related to concentration a mind at a time so what I should do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mind Control and some of its techniques. It?s a term that can have many meanings. Some people think of it as the ability to take control over the mind of other people. I prefer the meaning of controlling your own mind instead. So what does this term mean? As I have understood up to now, it is the ability to understand and control your feelings, emotions and behaviour. As you do this you have full control of yourself and you can achieve many goals in your life. Also you will have great self-confidence which is the key to success. All the methods that are used for mind control have the same results. They bring you to a brain-state where you can reprogram your mind. Most of these techniques, when applied, require being active in order to affect you positively. The truth is that it is you making the changes and not the method you are using. The method just helps you reach the appropriate brain-state. Some benefits of mind control are listed below: o Develop Self-Esteem o Cure Fears o Quit bad habits o Become spontaneous and social o Fight Depression o Overcome painful situations Correct elements of your character o Change your reactions o Become more intuitive
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How can I reduce the depression of my mom. She is not taking interest in any activities .not taking tablets properly. What to do?

M.phil c linical psychology, MA counselling psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
How can I reduce the depression of my mom. She is not taking interest in any activities .not taking tablets properly....
Every female goes through depression atleast ones in life time. Only medications are not the solution. With mediation therapy is also important. Try to help her seek therapy. Till then encourage her to have structured days with ample useful constructive activities and atleast one excerising or relaxing schedule.
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I always shouted at people. My family and friends. If they talk little suddenly I get angry. Their little talk feels me so irritating.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Some of the" typical" responses to frustration include anger, quitting (burn out or giving up), loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, stress and depression. Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper anger: there is a saying" frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. Giving up: giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. Loss of confidence: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that if we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself" it is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. Stress: is the" wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. Depression: depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. Other reactions: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation. Learning to deal with frustration it is unrealistic to believe you can rid yourself of frustration forever, but you can learn to do things to minimize your frustrations and to make sure you do not engage in unhealthy responses to frustration. You will need to learn to distinguish between what you hope will happen, what will probably happen, and what actually happened. Life inevitably has its ups and downs -- its moments of relaxation and times of tension. When you learn to truly accept this reality, you come one step closer to being able to deal with frustration in a healthy way. There are several types of problems that we encounter in everyday living: those which you know can be solved, those which you are not sure if they can be solved or not, those you know are totally out of your control, and those you are so confused about that you do not even know what the problem is. You need to be able to accurately assess your abilities to alter situations that prevent you from solving your problems and reaching your goal. Then you will be able to assess which of the types of problems you have encountered, and you will then be able to develop a realistic plan. Learning to take things in stride will also help you to be more content and happy which, in turn, will help you to more easily overcome anger and frustration. If you are upset, sad, anxious, or depressed you will have less patience and tolerance for everything and everybody.
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I am 21 years old girl I just had an breakup I hv been in a relationship since one year and now feeling helpless so much depressed can't concentrate on any other things.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 21 years old girl I just had an breakup I hv been in a relationship since one year and now feeling helpless so m...
The end of a relationship often feels like the end of the world. After all the time and energy you have invested in it, it is very painful when it gets over. Keep in mind that life is full of ups and downs; nothing is permanent. The pain you feel today will go away with time. Give yourself time to heal. Give time, time. In the meanwhile don't isolate yourself from your friends and family. Confide in someone you are comfortable with. Make a list of life goals, and plan how to achieve them. Relationships are an important part of your life, but they are not everything. Spend time with those close to you, indulge in some enjoyable activities. Keep yourself busy. Slowly you will see that there is a lot to life. However if you are feeling suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. Don't wait to feel worse.
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I have gone in depression since last month after breakup with my gf. I am not able to focus on any work,I always try my best to do so but I can't. I am not been able to even sleep also. Should I consult a doctor.?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You may be suffering from Depressive Disorder and this may require both Psychotherapy and Anti-depressant medication. Kindly consult your nearest Psychiatrist for your treatment.
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