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Dr. Gauthamadas U

MD - Psychiatry, DPM, Diploma in Child Behaviour & Developmemt (DCBD)

Psychiatrist, Chennai

33 Years Experience
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Dr. Gauthamadas U MD - Psychiatry, DPM, Diploma in Child Behaviour & Develo... Psychiatrist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Gauthamadas U is a renowned Psychiatrist in Chetpet, Chennai. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 33 years. He is a qualified MD - Psychiatry, DPM, Diploma in Child Behaviour & Developmemt (DCBD) . You can meet Dr. Gauthamadas U personally at DR. Gautham's Neuro Center in Chetpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gauthamadas U and consult privately on has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 40 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MD - Psychiatry - Madras Medical College - 1988
DPM - Madras Medical College - 1985
Diploma in Child Behaviour & Developmemt (DCBD) - Delhi University - 1989
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HI, I am asking regarding my 36 year old brother health issue. From past one month he facing major problem 1, he is mentally disturbed. hamesha badi badi bate karna misbehaving language use Karna Puri family se and jhoot bolna hat baar galat cause me dimag lagana drink bhi regularly Karne LGE hai Apne phone me hamesha LaGE rahana around 12 to 14 hr days in mobile sleeping only 4 to 5 he in entire day. We consult one neuroscience Dr. he given below medicine depran 10 and ecosprin But no relief till now.

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10 Ways Psychology Can Help You Live a Better Life

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
10 Ways Psychology Can Help You Live a Better Life

Can psychology help you get better life? The answer is yes. You got to have a proper psychological balance so that you can get a planned and peaceful life. You can now get innumerable benefits by having proper and perfect psychological support. 

10 psychological ways for getting an improved life

  1. Get acute motivation: If you are fully motivated towards life, then you will get success in every phase of your life. This is why you must take psychological help from a doctor. 
  2. Improving leadership skills: Psychology can improve your leadership skills to a great extent and thus you can influence your team members. 
  3. Becoming a better communicator: A better listener is a good communicator and if you want to become a good listener, then you got to have enough patience and this quality can be gained only through psychological help. 
  4. Having better understanding about others: You should understand people well, otherwise, you might face great difficulty in interaction or communication with others. 
  5. Making accurate decisions: Taking accurate decisions in life is a great necessity, otherwise, you will not be able to lead a comfortable life. You get more confidence and take the right decisions when you take psychological help. 
  6. Improving your memory: You can get enhanced memory power and thus can remember things much easily and freely. If you are a student, then psychological help or counselling will be a great help for you.
  7. Making wise financial decisions: You can now get the capability of taking independent and wise financial decisions on your own without taking the assistance of others and this is possible only by receiving proper psychological help.
  8. Getting better grades: You can concentrate on studies well, as a result of which higher grades can be easily earned. You will face no hindrances and can study with a peaceful mind. 
  9. Becoming more productive: you can get higher physical and mental productivity as a result of which all your objectives can get fulfilled. If you remain energetic, then you can perform your duties well. 
  10. Healthy living: If you are psychologically strong, then you can lead a healthy life. Depressed or stressed-out mind cannot help you to live properly, and thus you are in need of a stable mental condition. Healthy mind will help you to take proper decisions and these decisions are helpful in staying healthy without inviting any complications.
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Depression - When Should You Visit Your Doctor for it?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Depression - When Should You Visit Your Doctor for it?

Depression can wreak havoc in anyone’s life. It not only brings relentless hopelessness, but can also alter the life of a person. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reveals that more than 7% of young adults suffer from depression without their knowledge.

The cardinal symptoms of depression include feeling sad or disinterested in his or her surroundings for most of the time during the day. This may happen with or without nay stressor. Depression is also characterised by changes in day to day routines like having lack of sleep or more sleep, loss of appetite or eating more than needed, not getting happiness of previously pleasurable activities, getting annoyed and irritated easily, having abrupt mood swings, having feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, worthlessness, having death wishes and ideas for committing suicide etc.

If a person deals with the below mentioned symptoms for more than once a week, it is wise to visit a psychiatrist in order to treat it.

  1. Eating irregularities: Loss of appetite is very common in those suffering from depression. A person might find himself withdrawn most of the time. This results in loss of interest in cooking or eating. Too many negative thoughts can curb hunger, resulting in weakness. On the other hand, depression can also lead to overeating. Affinity towards caffeine, chocolates, and ice cream dramatically increases. Studies have shown that these food items can give a soothing feeling. This being said, they are also responsible for weight gain in a person in a very short span of time.
  2. Sleeping irregularities: A depressed person might find himself sleeping too much or too little. The disengagement from daily lives and sudden energy drop makes a person fatigued for the better half of the day, resulting in more sleep. This also serves as an escape mechanism for many. There is also the other lot who can hardly sleep due to depression. Irrational thinking and a sense of vengeance can cause this problem. This is a far worse problem. Lack of minimum amount of sleep can disturb the body’s internal clock, resulting in fatigue and tiredness.
  3. Frequent agitation: If your friends complain of frequent snapping and agitation from your end, you might be suffering from depression. A load of heavy emotion results into frequent mood swings and force a person to behave irrationally. The sense of understanding and empathy tends to take a back seat and gets replaced by irritation and pain during this phase. A person can find himself on the edge with small and little things.
  4. Challenge in concentrating: Forgetting a deadline or losing focus in work is a common tendency witnessed if faced with depression. Concentrating on a job becomes a major challenge. Since the mind is preoccupied with negative thoughts, a person portrays risky behaviour and poor decision-making. Reiteration of the same thoughts can make concentration extremely challenging for a person suffering from depression.
  5. Hard to enjoy a hobby: If a person finds it difficult to enjoy things he previously loved doing, he might be suffering from depression. Depression makes it difficult for a person to seek pleasure in fun activities. It creates a vicious cycle of despair and loneliness. Isolation from any company is what a patient of depression longs for. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a and ask a free question.
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I am 19 years old I have difficulty in remembering things from past few months and I am not able to concentrate on anything my father is a victim of schizophrenia is it correct that I will tend to have the same problem. Please recommend me what should I do.

Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
Dear lybrate-user You have asked an important question. Schizophrenia may run in families. It is known through studies that offsprings are at a higher risk of developing Schzophrenia if a parent is affected. Also onset of Schizophrenia most often tends to be in young adulthood. Those at risk of developing Schizophrenia may present with what is called as a prodrome whereby they may experience changes in their mental wellbeing and impaired social abilities. This is seen as a gradual deterioration in performance at school or work, being withdrawn, not socializing well with family or outside, difficulty concentrating, decline in self care and inappropriate actions. Having said that impaired concentration may occur due to other mental health conditions too such depression, attention deficit disorder or distractions due to personal life circumstances. Given the description you provided I would highly recommend you to seek psychiatric consultation to understand the cause of your inability to concentrate, being mindful of your concern to rule out onset of schizophrenia. And only upon thorough assessment would the psychiatrist be able to advise on the actual nature of the problem and provide counselling about your problem and initiate treatment if required.
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Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Does Brain Size Matters When It comes To Intelligence?

When it comes to the brain and the IQ, is bigger the better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists 
and scientists, we seek to find out!

  1. Ailments and the Brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connections with normal behaviour. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD have shown signs of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age, and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
  2. It's all Relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person's cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
  3. Neanderthal Brains: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
  4. Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brains of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.

So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

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I am getting very depressed and going through the highest depressive days please suggest a medication and advices.

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I am getting very depressed and going through the highest depressive days please suggest a medication and advices.
If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all. If these tips cannot help you need antidepressants
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I lost some body closed last year and since then fill very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost some body closed last year and since then fill very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, your recovery can be fastened.
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I am suffering from pain in the centre of lower stomach (birth cage area). I also missed my periods last month. After that I feel that pain. It stay constantly. My mood also swings. Why I do not know. Suddenly crying. And become suddenly stressed. Why that happen to me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from pain in the centre of lower stomach (birth cage area). I also missed my periods last month. After...
Lybrate-user you didn't clear that you are married or not. If you are than go for a pregnency test and if not than consult with a gynaecologist. There are many reasons of it. Don't panic be positive and calm.
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How can I make happy a depressed person. How can I help the person who doesn't know the true world and attraction and cunning love.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
How can I make happy a depressed person. How can I help the person who doesn't know the true world and attraction and...
Hello there, A person who is depressed just cannot become happy the next instant .It tkae time. If you want to help You might find this helpful. 1. First thing they need is support and understanding. 2. Please don't tell them it is a phase and they will get out of it. 3. Encourage them to talk about their problem. 4. Please don't ask them" snap out of it. They cannot. 5. It could be unlikely that you may know how they feel so, don't make them feel that it is a small problem and that they should learn to handle it on their own. 6. Keep talking to them, even if they don't respond. They need to know they have someone on their side. 7. Talk to them about options of handling this issue. 8. They may tend to see everything negatively, try to remind them about the other good things in their life. 9. See if you can manage to get them some professional help. There is no shame in seeking help of a psychiatrist. Take them to a psychiatrist. Because professional help is the most important thing that can help them through this phase of life. Abour your question of how to help them see the" true" world, let the person recover later if you feel at anytime people are taking advantage of your friend make them aware and help them understand. They can not change themselves immediately so you will have to be patient and understanding.
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