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Dr. Gopinath

M.Sc - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology

Psychologist, Chennai

12 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Gopinath M.Sc - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology Psychologist, Chennai
12 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Gopinath is a popular Psychologist in Saidapet, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Psychologist for 12 years. Doctor has done M.Sc - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology . Doctor is currently practising at Vistara Child Development Center in Saidapet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gopinath on Lybrate.com.

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M.Sc - Psychology - University of Madras, - 2005
M.Phil - Psychology - University of Madras, - 2009
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Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

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I am 17 year old boy and I have dummy school because I am preparing for IITJEE and do not do any exercise, many times I always feel insecure outside home in front of any one else and I think I think off too much to be dominant on others but I can't do it naturally , I try to think how to behave and thats why I don't behave normally .My brain is getting tired to do that artificially all the time .i too much for every thing ,how should I divert my brain from it (its also affecting my studies ) I am getting low confident ,and I sleep very late like at 2o clock and wake up at 10 o clock because I am addicted to facebook. Please help me (i also do masturbation)

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 17 year old boy and I have dummy school because I am preparing for IITJEE and do not do any exercise, many times...
Your sleep patterns are not healthy for you. Addiction to social media is also a debilitating condition. But your desire to dominate other people is what is called the power struggle: in every situation of two or more people power struggles will go on and that it not harmful unless you take it too far. This world is a 'dog-eat-dog world' and there is a lot of competition and we must be prepared for the worst. So if you want to dominate others do it by equipping yourself well. Here are several things you can do to further that goal: study well, speak well, be physically and emotionally fit, dress well, become well-groomed, be presentable, have good habits, conduct yourself well; do a personality development course, attend good conversational skills course, join the Toastmasters Club, do a personal grooming course, practise elocution etc. You must eat well, sleep well, and do regular exercise. These may all appear unnatural to you but these are things that everybody wants to and wishes to do to get on in life. Absolutely not harm in it at all.
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Sex. Ki baat achi lagti hai par jab koi karti hai toh gussa aa jata hai. kya karun ?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Sex. Ki baat achi lagti hai par jab koi karti hai toh gussa aa jata hai. kya karun ?
sex ki baat achi hi. lekin koyi karti hai toh gussa as jata hai. words it is not painful. it is not harmful to body. but practically we do it it is very painful. unable to control our anger in your age. initially everybody feel painful. later they will enjoy it. in opinion better to enjoy with words. do not go practically. when you marry then go for safer sex. any work in compulsory situation we do it it has some meaning. for entertainment we do it leads some problems. if not marry it is better to avoid to these type of thoughts.better to enjoy with words of sexual talk. do not participate in practical aspects. one more thing is if you do one time it is not possible to stop yourself. you want some more experiments. so it is better to stop thinking and using this type of thoughts. practically it is lot of painful and guilty feelings, lose of self confidence, lack of interest on other aspects also. so in this age. it is better to concentrate on your studies. if time comes you will know the experience. up to that wait. dont think and dont go practical aspects. dont be alone and dont think too much about sex. be share your personal feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. be sociable all the time and be happy.ok all the best.
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I have been doing masturbation from past 6 years. . 2 years before I could speak fluently but now I can't speak without stammering and I can't do any work without staggering so pls give a solution for this problem.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Speech and language assessment by speech therapist advice: _ breathing exercise small and long sentence slow speed speaking regular speech therapy.
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I'm 28 years old I'm smoking daily one or two cigarette so it's make a any magar effect my health.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hye, thanks for the query. There are no benefits of smoking, hence you can't classify as major or minor i'll effects and also there are no recommendations to the limit of smoking. Smoking increases your risk of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, eye disorders such as cataracts, rheumatoid arthritis, dental problems and stroke. That's because the substances in cigarettes can damage your organs and increase your body's level of free radicals, compounds that harm dna and cellular tissue. There aren't any foods or remedies or medications that can prevent or undo the effects of smoking. Plus smoking is most often accompanied by a poor lifestyle which can further hasten the negative effects of smoking.
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I recently got admission in a college. Since then I've been worrying that as I grow up and get a job, I would have to leave my parents due to which I am very depressed. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I recently got admission in a college. Since then I've been worrying that as I grow up and get a job, I would have to...
Unfortunately, a sad thing about growing up is watching our parents grow older. It is also inevitable. Also it is common that in order to get a good education or a course of choice, one has to leave his family behind. You also have to understand that this is a part of life. Growing up means taking decisions which are important for your future; although they may not always make you happy. Taking more and more responsibility is a part of maturity. Your parents are grown up; they understand this and can take care of themselves. You have to accept the fact that you will be on your own too, for at least some time. Maybe you are worried because you have never done it before. Just give yourself time to adjust. Every new situation is always difficult till you get used to it. New beginnings can be scary, but they also open new doors to your future. Keep all this in mind, wish you the best.
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I have adjusting problem and do not how to control my anger. I lost many jobs due to anger. I become angry when someone cheats. I am doing exercises and yoga. But still I can not control anger.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Follow these anger management tips 1. Think before you speak In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. 2. Once you're calm, express your anger As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them. 3. Get some exercise Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities. 4. Take a timeout Timeouts aren't just for kids. Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's ahead without getting irritated or angry. 5. Identify possible solutions Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Does your child's messy room drive you crazy? Close the door. Is your partner late for dinner every night? Schedule meals later in the evening — or agree to eat on your own a few times a week. Remind yourself that anger won't fix anything and might only make it worse. 6. Stick with 'I' statements To avoid criticizing or placing blame — which might only increase tension — use "I" statements to describe the problem. Be respectful and specific. For example, say, "I'm upset that you left the table without offering to help with the dishes, instead of, "You never do any housework. 7. Don't hold a grudge Forgiveness is a powerful tool. If you allow anger and other negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice. But if you can forgive someone who angered you, you might both learn from the situation. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want at all times. 8. Use humor to release tension Lightening up can help diffuse tension. Use humor to help you face what's making you angry and, possibly, any unrealistic expectations you have for how things should go. Avoid sarcasm, though — it can hurt feelings and make things worse. 9. Practice relaxation skills When your temper flares, put relaxation skills to work. Practice deep-breathing exercises, imagine a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase, such as, "Take it easy. You might also listen to music, write in a journal or do a few yoga poses — whatever it takes to encourage relaxation. 10. Know when to seek help Learning to control anger is a challenge for everyone at times. Consider seeking help for anger issues if your anger seems out of control, causes you to do things you regret or hurts those around you.
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Hi I want to give up chewing tobbaco, but it not leaving me. How can I throw up forcedly?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi I want to give up chewing tobbaco, but it not leaving me. How can I throw up forcedly?
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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Hello doctor, my son is 14 years old , he eat very less food i.e. One and half chapati for whole day does not eat green vegetables, just eat fully when making non veg, he drinking two to three times tea, he is always having irritating nature, very poor in education, his weight is 26 kg and height is 5 ft 9 inch, what should I do for his weight gain, what is the proper diet for him to gain weight and improve brain power.Please tell.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Hello doctor, my son is 14 years old , he eat very less food i.e. One and half chapati for whole day does not eat gre...
You need to give him variety of foods & incorporate foods he does not like into foods of his choice. Some nutrient & energy dense foods low in volume: Soyabean-carrot cutlets, laal saag paratha/ veg pulao with Dhania Chicken, egg curry (curry should be prepared with tomato & onion), banana milkshake, mango lassi, dates chutney, premix, cereal malt with milk & sugar, bel juice, sugarcane juice, french omlette (with cheese), chicken-veg sandwich, til chikki, peanut chikki, chicken stew (with vegetables), fruit custard, fruit srikhand, dates payasam. He drinks tea as tea gives him caffeine boost that makes him feel energetic temporarily. Encourage him to play with friends daily. Be friendly with him as so that he can share his problems with you.
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How to make my dad quit from smoking. Please reply me. .he also drinks alcohol a bit everyday he is also short tempered age 42.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Take him to a psychiatrist for de addiction, there are medicines to reduce alcohol and tobacco craving. All the best.
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I am 19 years old and by this age I am fat and weight of 125 kgs and I am a short temper and I need to come out this both. Suggest an idea to reduce and to be calm.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 19 years old and by this age I am fat and weight of 125 kgs and I am a short temper and I need to come out this ...
Hello, Homoeopathy has the best answer for your query.you can lose weight with the help of homoeopathic medicines, without any side effects. This involves correction your metabolism. 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the eveninng daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. 8.Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits. **take kali phos 6x, 6 tabs twice daily willl help you to stay calm.**
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My husb always quits the jobs after fighting and sleeps whole day and night. N rides car very rashly. Eats heavy meal only once a day. please advice. I think he is in deap depression.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
My husb always quits the jobs after fighting and sleeps whole day and night. N rides car very rashly. Eats heavy meal...
You are right, he is in deep trouble and it can worsen if he behaves in same manner. He is probably very angry and in killing mode with himself and people & situations around. Quickly connect a psychotherapist and relationship expert coach/mentor where he can open his heart out and understands himself. Make a move connect directly and even you alone can start with guidance in how to bring him around. Be calm and have patience. Move on, all the best.
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I am 38 years old male. I am suffering from major depression. And I am feeling some sound from right side. Currently I am taking cipralex 20mg each day. But still I have sleeping problems.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am 38 years old male. I am suffering from major depression. And I am feeling some sound from right side. Currently ...
Dear lybrate-user, for depression counselling is first line and best treatment 1-2 sessions of counselling will change your life, in counselling counselor can analyze your issues and give you suggestions,
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Someone has broken my trust. So I was In deep depression but slowly I am getting out of it. But I am not able to trust that person again but he is someone very close n promised me n want me to trust again. Whatever happened I am not able to come out of it and get bad dreams and also I tend to get nervous very soon. Whenever I get some bad dream so just wanted to know that whether I am mentally alright? or in depression or anything else. Now I am running after him so what shud I do?

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
Someone has broken my trust. So I was In deep depression but slowly I am getting out of it. But I am not able to trus...
Dear , this is not mental depression. This is just deep disappointment. Don't worry. You will be able to overcome this brief period. Engage yourself in creative and playful activities. Take care.
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I was in depression due to a girls, he always hurt me a lot, but I never stop loving her. She was in a relation with my classmate.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I was in depression due to a girls, he always hurt me a lot, but I never stop loving her. She was in a relation with ...
please be bold and she is not meant for you and you will get suitable partner. You are too young to worry about this
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I have a habitat of cigarette smoking. What should I do to stop cigarette smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Loss of control over the addiction is not surprising since that is a major part of the enslavement to substances. That also means that if you want you can give it up anywhere, anytime. But the better reason to give up smoking is to relate to the harmful effects of tobacco. Also the peer pressure is very great while in college and in the hostel, and it appears that you are not able to say ‘no’. To be ‘in’ with the crowd you may hesitate to refuse to join them and go along with the flow. But this is hurting you further, and down the line you will find it increasingly difficult to quit. Do it now even if your friends ostracize you: your life is at stake, not theirs. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am very much depressed all the time when I eat that time also I am depressed my brain is not working I think. More and and my papers are also not good I have low blood count and I sometimes wants to suicide, sometimes I do not want to eat I sometimes want only to sleep. This is happening with me since 1 month I always thinks and do not do anything my appetite is totally lost. I have no feelings but only fear of my marks, impression on teachers because I have not good heath due to low rbc and my mind is not working and having bad impression on teachers since many days. I have fear of going school that's why sometimes I want to suicide. When to write my hand shrinks and at night I become restless and sometimes I do not sleep. My parents always told me do not worry and be happy but my mind has totally lost. Only I can hear, listen,see but no activity I do only I think. I have drank bad water so that I got typhphoid and I will die but my life seems a load my mind is not working cause I have less rbc and when I do not want to eat something due to fear. My neighbourhood is also very bad. My mom dad dosent talk to anyone here and they also are not mixed up with each other because my health is not good. What should I do I want to suicide please tell me. I do not have a mood always to listen music, tv. And do not have any mood to go other because of neighbours and my mind is totally destroyed by watching these all things. Before I eat tasty things but now I do not want to eat tasty things. Do not have a reason to smile.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am very much depressed all the time when I eat that time also I am depressed my brain is not working I think. More ...
Feeling low, poor concentration, decreased attention, changes in sleep and appetite and decreased social interaction are signs of depression. If you are feeling suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. To improve your health, take multivitamin and iron capsule daily; this will help to increase your hemoglobin and tiredness will reduce. Don't isolate yourself from friends and family. While studying take adequate breaks. Divide your portion into sections and set targets. You can consult me for further management if required.
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I have pcos for a long time. I am under regular followups. But I am facing anxiety and depression all the time, which has affected my sleep. I am facing it since a long time. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have pcos for a long time. I am under regular followups. But I am facing anxiety and depression all the time, which...
This problem can be solved by meditation i can give you address of Rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) Tell me name your city than i will give you address of centre you can consult Psychiatrist for counselling and fuhrer management
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I am 24yrs old. I am suffering from depression and taking Nexito 5mg since last 2yrs. But nothing has changed in my life. I consulted Psychiatrist on regular basis. then also I am not able to come out of depression. Now i have High BP due to which Dizziness is there since 2 months. Lots of suicidal thoughts are coming in my mind. Please help.

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Consult a psychiatrist and discuss your concerns with him. Your psychiatrist may suggest either increasing the dose or changing the medicine or adding another medicine to overcome your depression. He may also discuss with you the option of shock treatment. Many options are available to overcome depression. Do not make any hasty decisions.

How should I control my tension .I am losing job in interview s.so kindly please suggest me what kind of step s to be taken to control the tense.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How should I control my tension .I am losing job in interview s.so kindly please suggest me what kind of step s to be...
To be a safe and predictable person for those around you at work and at home, it is essential that you are able to maintain your composure when you feel like your 'buttons' are being pushed. This strength will help you to achieve your goals in business as well as your goals for your personal relationships. 1. Share negative emotions only in person or on the phone. E-mails, answering machine messages, and notes are too impersonal for the delicate nature of negative words. What feels like a bomb on paper may feel like a feather when delivered in person. 2. Pepper your responses with the phrase, "I understand" This phrase will support your goals when the tension is high and you need to find common ground to form compromises or agreements with the other party. 3. Take notice when you feel threatened by what someone is saying to you. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or to "shut down" the other person's communication. It will take this kind of discipline to become an open, trusting communicator. 4. Practice making requests of others when you are angry. It is often much more useful to make a request than to share your anger. For example, if the babysitter is driving you crazy by leaving dirty dishes in the sink, it is better to make a request of them than to let your anger leak out in other ways such as by becoming more distant. 5. Try repeating the exact words that someone is saying to you when they are in a lot of emotional pain or when you disagree with them completely. This mirroring technique can keep both the speaker and the listener 'can notered' in a difficult conversation, especially when the attitude of the person doing the mirroring is to gain understanding of a different point of view. 6. Take responsibility for your feelings to avoid blaming others. Notice when 'blame shifting' begins to leak into your speech. "I feel angry when you are twenty minutes late and you don't call me" is much better than, "You make me so mad by being late. 7. Learn to listen to the two sides of the conflict that you are in as if you were the mediator or the counsellor. If you can listen and respond in this way you will bring peace and solutions to the conflict more quickly. For example, in response to an employee's raise request, you might say, "On the one hand I understand that you really need the raise, and on the other hand I represent the company, whose funds are very scarce at this time. Is there a way that I can work on your compensation package that does not involve cash? Here, the mediator's point of view can look for the creative compromise that takes into account the limits and the needs of both parties. 8. Take a playful attitude towards developing the skill of emotional self-control in high conflict situations. You could view maintaining self-control in a tense, angry conversation as an athletic feat. You could also view developing this skill as similar to working out at the gym with weights - the more that you use your self-control muscle the bigger it will grow and the easier it will be to remain calm when tension is great. 9. Wait a few days to cool down emotionally when a situation makes you feel wild with intense feelings, such as rage. As time passes, you will be able to be more objective about the issues and to sort out the truth about the situation more clearly. 10. Make a decision to speak with decorum whenever you are angry or frustrated. If you give yourself permission to blow up, people will not feel safe around you. They will feel that you are not predictable and will carry 'shields' when they are near you. The fear and walls of others will not support your goals for success in relationships or at work.
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