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Dr. Gopinath

M.Sc - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology

Psychologist, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Gopinath M.Sc - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology Psychologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Gopinath is a popular Psychologist in Saidapet, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Psychologist for 11 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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5 Types of Common Depression

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Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. But if the depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression. Under clinical depression, it is preferable that you go through a proper treatment course by a certified therapist. The Most common types of depressions are:

  1. Major depression - Under this type of a depression you will be depressed for most days of the week and if this condition extends for a period greater than 2 weeks, then it is a case of major depression. The most common method to treat a major depression is to talk to a mental health specialist and take medications called antidepressants (only after a prescription by a certified doctor).
  2. Persistent depressive disorder - This is a more severe and long lasting type of depression which is identified if you are depressed over a period longer than 2 hours. The most common symptoms of this type of a disorder are - change in your appetite, too much or too little sleep, lack of energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, trouble concentrating or making decisions, feeling hopeless among others.
  3. Bipolar disorder - If you are experiencing extreme ups and downs of mood abruptly and without any apparent reason, then you might be suffering from this disorder. This disorder is commonly known as a maniac depression, because during an up phase you will be extremely happy, joyful outgoing and talkative but during the low phase you will be sad, tired and depressed.
  4. Seasonal affective disorder - This type of a depression might bother you only during the winter season. This happens whenever the days are shorter and your body is not able to get enough of sunlight. This mostly happens in the case of people who are very fond of sunlight, and they prefer the sunshine over dark periods of the night. This disorder is treated by SAD antidepressants and everyday light therapy of 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Psychotic depression - Under this type of a depression, you will have a major depression along with some psychotic symptoms like - hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. Hallucinations mean viewing things that are not there, in reality, delusions are false beliefs or misconceptions and paranoia is the constant fear that somebody is going to harm you.

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I loved someone till infinity but she simply said that she is committed with someone else. I tried my best to forget her but I can't. Now also whenever I use to see her pic tears brush out from my eyes and my mind starts thinking for committing a suicide but I don't want to do that because of my parents. Now there is another change in my behaviour that I have stopped talking with my parents relatives and friends. I don't want to be like this for my whole life please give me a solution for this problem I'm damn serious about this please help.

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Dear lybrate-user, in teenage to till marriage love is very common, but every individual thinks that it is only his problem it is not, some people they express some people will not, when you love you need to build family 1. To have family life we need money 2. To earn money we need to have good job to get into this cycle, most important don't spoil your career
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I have been addicted to smoking, alcohol I tried my self to stop. But I have gone more and more addicted towards bad habits. How to cure my addiction?

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Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. After a month, report back to me. For quitting alcohol: Start with homoeopathic medication by Schwabe - Quercus Robur 1x/ thrice a day daily for 4 weeks. Start taking fresh, nutritive, balanced and healthy food consisting more of seasonal fruits, green vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts, flaxseeds, 10-12 glasses of water in a day, 6-8 hrs. Of sleep daily and think healthy! Yoga Poses: -Marichyasana: It is performed by sitting in a comfortable position on the floor. Sit cross-legged on the floor and pull your right thigh towards your chest. Twist your body towards the right side. Repeat the twist on the left side. -Suryanamaskar: To begin with, hold your hands folded in front of you (as in the Indian Namaskara pose) and look at the sun. Raise your hands straight upwards in the folded position. Bend down and touch your feet. Stretch one leg outwards and arch your body backwards. Bend forward in the downward dog pose and then rest your entire body on your belly. Next, slowly lift up your torso in the cobra pose. Now, return back to the downward dog pose and all the other poses you have performed before it in the return sequence. Ultimately, you will return to the folded hands pose which you have started with. -Baddha Konasana is performed in a seated posture. Start by sitting with your legs stretched outwards. Now fold one leg and then the next, and place them with the soles of the feet in contact with each other. Remain seated in the position for as long as you can. -Balasana helps in combating alcoholism by strengthening the mind of the alcohol addict. This asana relieves mental stress and fatigue and improves blood circulation to the brain. To perform this asana, kneel down, touch the floor with your forehead and stretch out your hands in the front.
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Sir I have a bad habit before 2 years nd that is listening songs in handfree min. 8 hours per day so becoz of hude time of listening songs with doing other work like job plus thoughts nd what ever I do is totally support of listening songs in handfree every time so sir after 2 years I avoiding listening songs nd the effect is what ever I thought even it is for food for movie for good thoughts or bad very bad thoughts I think its flow out of my brain nd every body will catch my thoughts sound becoz I feel that im not thinking im speaking in my brain nd every body will listen it easily becoz of hude time of listening songs I think its effect my brain. My brain is extra charge comparison to others nd that's ture sir every body will listen my thoughts easily so help me it is possible can it is true or not?

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Sir I have a bad habit before 2 years nd that is listening songs in handfree min. 8 hours per day so becoz of hude ti...
It is a normal habit and will slowly improve with time-------actually while listening songs you have had a habit of singing along with the songs and due to this habit, whatever you think in your brain, flows out of your mouth in words and everybody can hear it although you may not be aware for it------this habit will improve slowly with time and daily 20 times bramari pranayam------------------
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Is meditation the Best therapy for anxiety

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Treatment for anxiety can vary from person to person. If you are inclined towards meditation, then you can do it. But counselling is very helpful if coupled with meditation to help you come up with auto suggestions which can be used to plant in the subconscious mind. Also getting in touch with your strengths and working upon your limitations will automatically help alleviate anxiety.
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My father is addicted to. Alcohol and his liver is quite damaged. What are the possible ways, by which he can leave his addiction. I also want to order a breathlyser to check him, what would be the appropriate company to order it.

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My father is addicted to. Alcohol and his liver is quite damaged. What are the possible ways, by which he can leave h...
Dear lybrate-user, motivational enhancement therapy for 12 weeks is helpful. It is a weekly therapy - can be done by anyone who has specialised in addiction treatment. Many clinical psychologist, social workers, alternate medical specialists, general practitioners, counsellors are trained by nimhans for 1 month in house training or in weekly virtual classrooms. They are given certificates. You can approach anyone with such certification. Checking on breathanalyser gives only the 1-2 hours of alcohol use. Mainly helpful for police persons to find out drunken driving. There are other blood and liver tests (ggt, sgot and sgpt ratio) which give an indication of longer use. They are for legal, diagnostic and research purposes. As a daughter, why do you do that for your dad. You are not going to police him. You are going to help him come out of his addiction. Please play that role. Start with improving his liver function so that he can eat well and digest his food.

My daughter was depressed, she was prescribed fluoxetine. It has to be taken with vitamin supplement? Which vitamin has to be taken? Is this drug effective against psychotic depression also?

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My daughter was depressed, she was prescribed fluoxetine. It has to be taken with vitamin supplement? Which vitamin h...
It is not mandatory to take vitamin supplements with fluoxetine. It is helpful in all types of depression but in psychotic depression it is advisable to use it along with some atypical dopamine antagonists. For more details or queries you may consult me online.

I am 26 year old and I am suffering from weakness of memory, and feel mentally tired whole day. Please give me right solution.

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Hello, you take homeopathic medicine kali phos 6x 3 tablets 3 time with warm water. Take 15 day medicine then revert back.
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How to overcome stress?

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How to overcome stress?
Dear, Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the ?fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as ?acute stress,? can be exciting?it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or ?chronic stress,? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.

I notices sudden change in my voice sound. My voice is like hoarse and vibrates when I speaks. When I clear my throat I found mucus coming out often. When I speaks people barely understand me. Am I suffering from any disease. If so what can I do to treat it, if it's curable. I really need to get rid of it. Because it effects my day to day activities since I experience it.

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I notices sudden change in my voice sound. My voice is like hoarse and vibrates when I speaks. When I clear my throat...
You need to go for thyroid testing, as this is the main organ which deals in the small muscles of larynx, secondly this may be due to the dryness in the mouth as this can be improved by taking iron diet properly, and milk products.

I am loosing my appetite as I have stopped consuming weed and even anxiety so please doctor help me out through this.

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I am loosing my appetite as I have stopped consuming weed and even anxiety so please doctor help me out through this.
When one is on dope, one flies off to an internal fanciful world to avoid stressful situation (but reduces the coping up mechanism) there is only psychological dependence, no physical dependence of weed. Since you have just left, the flying off is halted, so the real world looks little intimidating, but is temporary phase, it will wane soon. Try doing some physical activity and focus and enjoy on the increased awareness/alertness and higher physical energies.
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I m tensed due to quiet memory problems since a year. I am not remembering about studies and gone blank in exam. Please help me. If you can.

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Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days

Sir. How to overcome love addiction? I can not pass a single day without her. Always feeling to be with her. Im so desperate for her. I feel so lonely at times, frustrated and depressed when she do not meet me a single day or text or cal me. why is that happens? Is there any treatment for this? Why is that I can not concentrate in anything? Y she will be running in my mind whole day whatever if I do. Im juts 20 now. I wana get over this as soon as possible. Im trying from 1 year. But I am helpless. So I spend all my time for. Her. I know this obsession addiction is dangerous. Is there any way to completely make not to think about her much? I tried ol sorts of stuffs I cud. Like Workout, gym, long walk, long rides, meditation etc. But ol went in vain. This is a very serious problem. So I need serious answer please. Im with this girl from past 1. 5 years. N regularly we wil have sex and all kind of stuffs. My addiction and obsession really creates alot of problems in between us. Even if she go out wit her parents I will miss her. Il start scolding her to com wit me. N hurt her so much. So so much it is creating problems. So rude I will be whenever I miss her. Still she is with me bearing ol my nonsense. Please I want to take some serious treatment just to not so addicted towards her and concentrate on my life. Please help.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
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We talk about love at drop of a hat, but one should realize that both the concerned persons are basically concerned about there mutual interest. In your case may be her prioritized interests are not overlapping with yours. And there is nothing anyone can do about it. We believe what we want to believe. Not necessarily what is true. She is the ideal match, I may not be able to live without her etc etc, you simple ignore the bitter past and project future on the pleasant history. No one knows the outcome of marriage, in case you would have got married, but may be you like to believe that it would have been ideal. Fixity in a life which is a flux, is non-living, you may revisit your fixity in believing hat you do. Take a counseling session if needed. River never gets halted by rocks, it either makes a way through it or diverts but it keeps on flowing all the time.
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I am a 2 year old boy I dont have memory power I cannot remember what learn.

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I suggest that you get your parent or some elder person to read this and explain it to you. It is a good time to work on your memory improvement skills. In some kids the hormonal imbalances may be noticed earlier which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic exercise with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night? s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.

Hi I am a 27 yrs old studying psychitry. I need some guidance. When I return from college I feel lonely. I wish someone would have been there a psychiatrist with whom I cud discuss psychiatry. As I dont have seniors.

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Hi. I am sure all the psychiatrist here would be more than willing to help a colleague, like you. Since you must be aware of common symptoms of depression, you should rule out that first. You can write your problems in detail, I would be happy to help. Take care
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01. Disturbance in the memory 02. Wants to do things in a hurry 03. Strange ideas and notions along With fears come into my mind 04. Looking forward to times when I am Nervous 05. Thinks understanding will and Must fail 06. Fear of death 07. Sadness, confusion and melancholy 08. Faintish and unsteady And also situation make worse in hot weather I have these problem. What is that type problems. please tell me some medicine.

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01. Disturbance in the memory
02. Wants to do things in a hurry
03. Strange ideas and notions along
With fears come i...
Consult a psychiatrist for medication but your problem also requires psychotherapy- consult a psychologist online or in person for same. You seem to be heaving anxiety disorder.
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My husband had extra marital affair. But now he said all is over. But I am unable to trust him. All the time when he is out I thought that he is with that lady. This thinking is spoiling my life, our relation also our kids suffering what should I do?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
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Dear , relax! I understand how you must be feeling. I understand its difficult to trust in such conditions. But your imagination will definitely will spoil things. Don't feel rejected or dejected or ditched or feeling of being fooled. Sometimes such affairs just happen. These are insignificant events of life. Take charge of your life. And stay happy try to behave normally, meet any counsellor face to face.
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Iam a student of my class 12 th I understand how it is important for me to study but I don't know how to study when it comes to study I have deep urge for study I want to be a big business man in the world but I am very unhappy with myself help me doc.

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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At your age, these types of negative thoughts are normal because you are yet to decide what to do. Being a businessman doesn't need high education. But to be a successful person, you need education. I suggest you for motivation therapy from an expert psychologist. Take care.
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Dear doctor, due to low blood pressure, I have a fainting while standing. What are the dangers thereof pls? Low bp can occur Due to stress or anxiety,?

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Dear doctor, due to low blood pressure, I have a fainting while standing. What are the dangers thereof pls? Low bp ca...
yes it can. first you need to see a doctor to determine whether bp is primary cause or secondary to stress and anxiety. medication should be taken to eliminate primary cause. There are no dangers if its anxiety and stress but you need to start medication immediately. consult for any guidance.
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