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Dr. D.Sai Baalasubramanian

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. D.Sai Baalasubramanian Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. D.Sai Baalasubramanian is a popular Psychiatrist in Chitlapakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. D.Sai Baalasubramanian at MANASU, The Mind Clinic in Chitlapakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. D.Sai Baalasubramanian on Lybrate.com.

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Dear concern, I am a 25 year old guy having some some problem related to my mental health, Actually I am unable to control my mood and emotions. I do not when and why I become violent or sometime fell like alone in the world. Please help.

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Dear concern,
I am a 25 year old guy having some some problem related to my mental health,
Actually I am unable to co...
Hi lybrate-user, You may be having difficulty in regulating your emotions. Although I can provide you few solutions to manage it well, but its necessary to know the underlying cause of it to eliminate it completely. Consult psychologist for same. When your body experiences intense emotions, you may enter the body’s “fight or flight” mode. This response activates your sympathetic nervous system by sending adrenaline and other chemicals racing through your body, raising your heart rate, making your breathing shallower, and causing your muscles to feel tight and tense. Breathing deeply and evenly will help you feel calmer and will provide much-needed oxygen to your body, helping you relax. Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen below your rib cage. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for a count of 4. Feel your lungs and abdomen expand as you fill them with air. Hold the breath for 1 or 2 seconds, then slowly release the breath through your mouth. Aim for 6-10 deep breaths per minute. If a full 4-count is difficult for you, you can start with a 2-count and work your way up with practice. Just try to make your breaths as deep and even as you can Try progressive muscle relaxation. Progressive muscle relaxation, or PMR, can help you calm down by systematically tensing and releasing your muscles in groups. It’s a good way to relieve stress and tension. PMR can also help you learn to recognize the signs of physical tension in your body If you can, give yourself 15 minutes in a quiet, relaxing environment. If you can’t find this, though, you can do a few PMR techniques even while you sit at your desk. Sit and make yourself comfortable. Loosen any tight clothing. Take deep, cleansing breaths. You can start at your forehead and work your way down, or start at your toes and work your way up. In this example, we’ll start at the toes. Begin by curling your toes as tightly as you can. Hold this tension for 5 seconds, then relax. Enjoy the relaxing sensations for 15 seconds, then move to the next group of muscles. Tighten your calves by pulling your toes toward your face as hard as you can. Hold the tension for 5 seconds, then relax. Again, allow yourself to relax for 15 seconds, then move on. Continue tensing each group of muscles for 5 seconds, then releasing them. Take a 15-second break in between each group, noticing what it feels like when that tension is released. Progress through each of the following groups: toes, feet, thighs, hips and buttocks, stomach, back, shoulders, upper arms, forearms, hands, lips, eyes, forehead. If you don’t have time to tense and relax all the groups, focus on the ones in your face. Relaxing your facial muscles can ease feelings of stress. Studies have even shown that relaxing your muscles and smiling can make you feel happier and calmer. Write down the evidence which supports or contradicts the thought that produced the emotion. Start connecting the dots about why you reacted the way you did. When you begin to think about it, you might realize that since nobody gets along well with this particular boss, he can't afford to actually fire anyone, because the department is too short-staffed. For example, you may have let slip something that you should not have said which angered him, but which it is too late to retract. His reaction at lunch may not be what you originally thought it was. Ask yourself if this thing would matter to you 1 year down the line? Is it worth spending your energy on?

Hi I am 40 years old male. I am having habit of chewing masala tobacco from last 15 years. Tried lot many times but never been able to quit the same. Now the urge has increased and intake has become more. Please help me in this regard.

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The urge to increase the consumption over time is what is called developing tolerance and dependence to the substance. This is why it is addicted and progressively damaging. Chewing tobacco is really harmful especially because it is known to cause oral cancer and oral submucous fibrosis (SMF). Since it is an oral habit there are many substitutes that can be used to replace the oral stimulation. Of course, since it is a stimulant you cannot get the same effect and that is worth the loss to give up this very addictive habit. A dense fibrous tissue is deposited in the submucosal layer of the soft palate and cheek, causing disabling symptoms like trismus. It contains betel nuts, tobacco, lime, catechu and permitted spices and flavors. The first four substances damage the sensitive mucosa, causing constant irritation and micro trauma to the mucosa. Chemicals present act as a toxin. The phenol in the betel nut, with its caustic burning effect, destroys the mucosa, causing oral ulcers. The betel nut also contains tannins, which act as astringents, precipitating protein and damaging the mucosa. Altogether, this substance is known to be physiologically addictive. You can use replacements like nicotine chewing gum (if you want the stimulant effect, especially in the beginning) or ordinary chewing gum, hard candy and any other orally satiating substance, especially when the urge is very strong. You would have got conditioned to the habit to different times of the day and different situations. You must particularly avoid those occasions and occupy yourself with something else attractive. You should get regular exercise, eat healthily, and get a good night’s rest every day. Visit a dentist and clean up your teeth and gums to wipe out all the reminders and damages of the habit. You may also get a thorough oral check up and treatment for any damages incurred. If you are unable to give it up on your own, you need to be admitted into a rehabilitation center nearby until you are completely out of it. They will have you deal with all other issues also. Even after you come out of the center, you must continue therapy and attend Smokers Anonymous meetings regularly.

I have loss my mind memory what I do.

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I have loss my mind memory what I do.
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Take care.

I feel suicidal for no reason, I often try to slit my wrist. What do I do to make these thoughts go away?

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I feel suicidal for no reason, I often try to slit my wrist. What do I do to make these thoughts go away?
They are not just thoughts alone; there is a lot of unexpressed anger lurking within you that needs to desperately express itself. This anger is turned inwards and the result is this tendency to hurt yourself or terminate yourself. Whenever it seems that there is no specific reason, then it is bound to be something from early childhood that needs to be dealt with. Meet with a counselor and identify the feeling and thoroughly expend it out of your system. Your parents will know a lot of factors that may have contributed to this situation. Life is extremely precious and no one has a right to willfully end it unless there are very justifiable reasons. If you visit a geriatric ward in any hospital you will know the premium that is placed on survival, and how every possible way you can stretch life is attempted on frail and weak bodies that are in the twilight of their lives. You must also show that regard for your life, especially when you are that young and life is just beginning. You are obviously a bankrupt person spiritually: no spiritually sound person will contemplate suicide. Life is a gift of God and to be held in high esteem and preserved at all costs. You are probably depressed and when people are in that state, life looks miserable, hopeless, and futile. Depression can be resolved and if you have not used all the options to resolve depression, you would be inadvertently throwing away your precious life, never to get it back again. This life is an opportunity and since you have probably not utilized it well for various unfounded reasons please look at it with other people for other options and it will seem better. People who contemplate suicide are lonely people: just addressing that problem alone you will find good reasons to live. Failed or the threat of failed relationships are at the bottom of most suicides. A newer theory about suicide, devised by an American psychologist called Thomas Joiner, states that three main factors can cause someone to turn to suicide. They are: •A perception (usually mistaken) that they are alone and no one cares about them. •A feeling (again, usually mistaken) that they are a burden on others and that people would be better off if they were dead. •Fearlessness towards pain and death. Fearlessness poses the biggest risk that someone will commit a successful suicide attempt – they may fear the pain more than the fear of death. Go out there and conquer the world and don't ever let it get the better of you, ever.

I 24 years I have siblings problems at home am ending up fighting always they don't respect me am in a depression because they never need me.

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I 24 years I have siblings problems at home am ending up fighting always they don't respect me am in a depression bec...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 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 Surely you will get results.

I am 20 years old. I am suffering from periodical (abdomen) pain since it started in my age of 13. I did USG but the report was normal. I always take a pain killer named Drotin-M as the doctor said. Please give me some suggestions as soon as possible. I can't tolerate the pain.

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I am 20 years old. I am suffering from periodical (abdomen) pain since it started in my age of 13. I did USG but the ...
Do have proper balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time and gentle stretching exercises of the core muscles from gynae physiotherapist best wishes.

Hi am 24 year old man. I did not erect my penis till last 8 days. My testtrone level are low. Can this means I did not marriage. I am crying every time. I feel like I came suicide. Can law tastrone level permanent treatment is possible? Please help me sir.

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Hi am 24 year old man. I did not erect my penis till last 8 days. My testtrone level are low. Can this means I did no...
Hi, Get your check up done. No need to cry, everything is treatable. Increased weight and obesity can lead to low testosterone levels.[Changing your dietary patterns can make a big difference not only to your testosterone levels but to your risk for heart disease and diabetes. Start changing your diet by cutting out processed, packaged, and prepared foods. Eating “whole” foods means cutting out excess sugars, fats, preservatives, etc. Try to incorporate: More fruits and vegetables More fish and skinless poultry while limiting red meat More complex carbohydrates, including whole grains, lentils, beans, and vegetables More nuts and seeds Omega-3 fats are healthy fats found in a variety of foods. These include those found in eggs, algae, fish and mussels, but also plant oils like flaxseed, hemp and walnut oil. Healthy fats actually help to build a healthier body. Lots of water is essential to any healthy diet. In addition to hydrating you, water can also stop you from feeling hungry. Start a strength-training routine. If you have never lifted weights, used resistance bands or used weight machines, hire a personal trainer or physical therapist to teach you the proper form and procedure. If you are very weak, start with resistance bands. This gentle form of strength-training allows you to use a rubber strap to train weak muscles before lifting actual weights. Do this 2 to 3 times per week for the first 3 to 4 weeks. If you have a joint or back problem, you may want to graduate to stronger bands and stick to this form of strength training. You can increase your testosterone levels by up to 20 percent by lifting weights 3 times per week for 11 weeks. Strength training in the evenings can increase testosterone levels in the evening. These effects tend to be brief and smaller the better shape you are in. They can still help. All the best.

I am feeling really low and demotivated in life and forcefully doing all the work. I feel I am not doing my best. I am unable to take any new challenges in life. I want to keep myself in good positive attitude to bring up my children in a successful way. I am 40 years old mother living separately from my husband with children and mother.

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I am feeling really low and   demotivated in life and forcefully doing all the work. I feel I am not doing my best. I...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of gentian + 3 drops of gorse.+ 3 drops of mustard + 3 drops of chicory + 3 drops of honeysuckle. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.

I am in SYJC and get alot stress due to headache. What should I do?

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I am in SYJC and get alot stress due to headache. What should I do?
I can very well relate to being the 1st year of college one experiences a lot emotional ups and downs more over being at such a tender age where good looks friends old school friends and urge to make new girls as your friends all make up and leads to stress as a result of which experiencing physical symptoms of headache. Therefore if you really wanna help your self you could either consult me at my private clinic or could take help of a nearby psychologist or psychotherapist.

I think my problem is related to psychiatrist or psychologist - I m not sure. Need that clarity. For long, I have been finding myself dull, not interested in life or work. At times I don't remember what I discussed with someone or I have promised to do. I even tend to forget things, tasks. I don't find energy in myself to do something or initiate something other than my regular office job or mandatory things required to do at home. Though I try but I don't enjoy with people companies or with family if I go outside. Feels depressed from a long time now. Sometimes have a pain at back of neck where the head joins but not always. There is a history of last 7 years when I got married and in parallel I switched job. One. My wife was not able to align with my side of family and in all that jugglery it have me a lot of stress. Though I was hyper active in my life before marriage foreg doing gym, joining dance class, going parties, doing adventurous activities but suddenly everything came to stop as she was and is not interested in any playful activity nor she was ever supportive if I propose to do the same. It continuously added onto my stress and my physical health deteriorated. Though my wife situation with my side of family improved now but now I m not able to aggregate any energy to do outside fun activities. Romance and sex also was hardly present between us which also caused added stress and life is running as it is as if I m living for some reason that is our daughter. Two. My job switch at the same time. I moved from a big firm to a small family company at the same time. The environment was too demanding and the boss behavior was unbearable. It was all time shouting, screaming environment, a lot of micro management was done from his side - which caused me a lot of stress. Though I tried to leave the job many times - resigned 3 times - but he did not allowed me to leave and created an environment that I could not leave it. But it never improved the situation. He has been very active to track our cvs on all job sites and everytime used to show printouts of our cv and forced us to remove the profiles. Though I have been finally able to quit last year still jobless that time. But now my new job does not have that kind of environment. And I feel lot relieved. But that previous job has created such an impact on my mental status that I m still struggling with my mental strengths, energy levels, no concentration power, low remembrance and a lost will-power that I used to have in ample. (symptoms mentioned in 1st para). Looking for some guidance how to come back to a better life and get back my will power, concentration power, stamina, remembrance power and so a happy un- depressed life.

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
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I think my problem is related to psychiatrist or psychologist - I m not sure. Need that clarity. For long, I have bee...
Dear, all the problems you have mentioned in your quesion is related to attitude and related mood. If your attitude is not right, everything you look into will present itself as dull. That includes your body. You are feeling dull because you are not properly looking into the eventualities. Positive thinking will help you a lot. I suggest you to consult a psychologist. Take care.

Sir my age 21 1/2 years. Recently I sweat too much from my face and neck if I go outside. Even if rain. My situation is I have friends but all are avoided me for no reason. I spent 4 months in home continuously with out work and even also not go shop. Daily wake at 9 0 clock. And always in bed watching TV for continuous 4 months. At that time no excessive sweat coming. Now I coming to new place for preparing competitive exams. But I am not able to concentrate on preparing. If I go out even 10 metres from my room I sweat too much. So I decided to commit suicide. I am feeling alone. I was gone to very depressive mood. My family having lot of hopes on me. But sorry I cannot concentrate because of this. Negative thinking also developing. So please give solution. Save my life sir.

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Sir my  age 21 1/2 years. Recently I sweat too much from my face and neck if I go outside. Even if rain. My situation...
Dear just don't worry, you are going through a tender age where you come across such episodes, it's anxiety disorder out of less self confidence, lonelyness mood swings etc. These normally are of self limiting, needs to get good counselling, assurance, good friends, involvement with job, task, playing, develop hobby. You need to be loved. Medication of anti anxiety will work, along with good branded vitamins, b /c/d/e and-balanced diet. Start sharing concepts with family and friends be positive your state of mind.

I am 29 years old male I have a Anxiety and Depression and some times I feel very fear I am using Ayurvedic medicine under qualified Doctor he suggested me Brento and Amanda mitra vatakam for daily Use I can't feel any difference and I also taken Dharas treatment what can do for stay out off this problem completely.

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I am 29 years old male I have a Anxiety and Depression and some times I feel very fear I am using Ayurvedic medicine ...
Thank you for writing to us. Please note that you should take Homoeopathic medicines for your problem. However depression and anxiety should not be with you at this age. Lifestyle changes that can treat depression: Exercise. Regular exercise can be as effective at treating depression as medication. Not only does exercise boost serotonin, endorphins, and other feel-good brain chemicals, it triggers the growth of new brain cells and connections, just like antidepressants do. Best of all, you don’t have to train for a marathon in order to reap the benefits. Even a half-hour daily walk can make a big difference. For maximum results, aim for 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic activity on days. Thanks.

Myth and fact about Depression

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Myth: depression is not a real illness.

Fact: depression is a medical illness; a health problem related to the brain and is the major cause of disability. Research has shown the involvement of abnormal brain activities in patients with depression; hence, it should not be confused with ordinary sadness.

Depression is different for everyone, but just like any illness, it can get better with the right help and support. Your doctor is the most trusted ally for treating depression that can help you to lead a normal, healthy and active life.
Myth and fact about Depression

I just want to ask you that how to increase the level of concentration?

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Dear you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions.

Actually I am suffering from headache. I think this is due to my excessive study pressure and depression. What must I do to over come it? Please sir help me.

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Actually I am suffering from headache. I think this is due to my excessive study pressure and depression. What must I...
Mr. Lybrate-user as you know it is due pressure and tension. Try to relax mentally. Take some mood elevating herb like as brahmi, vacha, shankhpushpi, jatamansi etc. Take full sleep and meditation. Which will helpful to out with depression avoid excess spicy food and any simulation.

I' smoke 15 cigarettes regularly is there any harm to my health? Because many people are saying it that it will cause you cancer and you should quit smoking. So wat to do?

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Smoking is very harmful for your body and health. It has adverse effect on most of the system of body. Chronic smokers can suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd, atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease, hypertension, skin discoloration, wrinkles, and premature aging, type 2 diabetes and cancer of lung, mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, gi tract, cervix, urinary bladder, blood cancer etc. It is always advised to quit smoking asap.

Hi. My mother has been diagnosed with reactive depression. She is 45 years old. My father passed away last year and the doctor has said that she is even in the menopause stage. She has been prescribed with 2 anti depressants. May I know whether these medications will become permanent or are safe for short time? and what will be the potential side effects?

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Antidepressants are safe medications. They do not cause any harm to mind/brain and are not habit forming. They should be taken for adequate period so that symptoms don't recur.

I am 46 years old I am facing to much depression due to job, family maintenance. So I am taking medicines of CITA S Plus, TALO C Z, but not yet cure, sue to this depression diabetic also attacked and Wight also 85 KG Stomach also high. Every day I am doing 30 minutes walking, 30 minutes exercises, weight also taking low but the problem is going on. Please give your valuable suggestions for cure my Stress diabetes, heavy weight. thank you.

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I am 46 years old I am facing to much depression due to job, family maintenance. So I am taking medicines of CITA S P...
Dear, stress is the biggest cause for overweight and also maintains diabetes as well as depression. I understand that work and family pressures are leading to this depression and stress that you are facing. Like the instruction in airplanes before take offs-you need to put your oxygen mask on before you help others in cases of emergency. What are the job and family challenges you are having? it helps to focus one day at a time and to focus on how to feel healthy mentally and physically instead of reducing weight or levels of diabetes. That I mean is that your focus right now should be on what you can do to feel healthy and that is all. So it could be to enjoy your walks as you do them, play with your children (if you have young children) and enjoy it as you do it. The key is to find spaces and activities to do that increase your level of pleasant experiences. When you are able to effectively exercise this first step the other things will slowly fall in place.

I feel depression now a days about my study because I forgot any task very soon. please suggest me sir.

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I feel depression now a days about my study because I forgot any task very soon. please suggest me sir.
Feeling sad due to unexpected results in studying may not necessarily mean depression. However if you have difficulty concentrating due to some unresolved stress or anxiety, that can be effectively dealt with counseling and medications if required. Consult a psychiatrist personally for an evaluations and further suggestions.
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