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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 has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 28 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


M.Sc - Psychology - University of Madras, - 2005
M.Phil - Psychology - University of Madras, - 2009
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Want Relief from Stress - 12 Ayurvedic Remedies You Must Follow!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Want Relief from Stress - 12 Ayurvedic Remedies You Must Follow!

Stress is a very harmful all inclusive component of the human kind and can be good for us at times so that we can meet deadlines, but an excess of stretch can be very hurtful and can trade off our health physically, rationally, and emotionally. Depression is a very common and primarily created by stress.

When we are bearing overabundance of stress, numerous frameworks in the body can be adversely influenced: the digestive framework and metabolic system, the cardiovascular system, the musculoskeletal framework, the nervous system and the immune system. Excess stretch can likewise affect our mental and emotional health, our relationships with others and additionally the well-being of our bones and make us age faster.

Ayurveda offers a wonderful point of view on stress and depression management. Here are a few natural and Ayurvedic ways that can help relieve stress and depression:

  1. Basil leaves with Yogurt: Take ten or twelve basil leaves and blend them into yogurt. You can also add sugar to make it tastier. Blend this mix nicely to make a paste. Drink this paste to help get rid of stress.
  2. Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds are the best type of herb to cure numerous kinds of diseases and infections. It is additionally extremely helpful during stress and depression. You can use it and feel its benefits. 
  3. Take Chamomile tea: You can have chamomile tea. It is a successful treatment for depression. It can soothe your body from the inside and also help you sleep.
  4. Lemon Balm: Put on lemon balm to dispose off the tension and any kind of depression. It keeps up the nervous system working.
  5. Use ashwagandha: You can use ashwagandha to get alleviation from stress and depression.
  6. Lemon Juice: Drinking a glass of lemon juice every day is useful. Lemon is the best energizer for our body and keeps us on our feet while providing a cool feeling to the body from the inside.
  7. Almond with Milk: Take five to six almonds and drench into the water around evening time. Peel off and granulate them the next morning. Infuse this paste into a glass of tepid water. You can also add some honey or sugar to make it delicious.
  8. Triphala Powder: Using triphala with water around evening time is additionally helpful to recover from stress.
  9. Cardamom Seeds: You can take five to six cardamoms. Biting their seeds at whatever time in a day has been proven beneficial.
  10. Amla With Nutmeg: Take some juice of a crisp amla (Indian Gooseberry) and include a couple measure of nutmeg powder into it. Add some rock salt and blend them appropriately and drink it.
  11. Brahmi: Take a teaspoon of brahmi powder and swallow it with any natural liquid. It will help you channel your energy and work towards something more to distract yourself from stress.
  12. Yoga: For releasing stress, meditation and yoga are best. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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I can not concentrate on study while studying I can't remember what ever I read and how I can increase my IQ. I want to that what ever I read it will remember for long time.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Homoeopathic medicines are very effective for increasing concentration and if done with yoga, will give you great results! But practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1.Shashankasana: Sit in Vajrasana with hands on the thighs. The upper body is straight and relaxed. Inhaling raise both arms above the head. Exhaling keep the back straight and bend upper body and arms forward from the hips, until arms and forehead touch the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally remain in this position for a while. Relax the whole body, especially the shoulders, neck and back. Inhaling keep the back straight and raise the upper body and arms. Exhaling return to the starting position. Practice the exercise 3 times in total. Remain bending forward for sometime and consciously perceive the movement of the breath on the spine. 2.Virasana: Sit in Vajrasana. Hands rest on the thighs and the body is relaxed. Bring the left foot beside the right knee with the sole of the foot flat on the floor. Place the left elbow on the left knee and rest the chin in the hand. Right hand rests on the right thigh. Tuck the toes of the right foot under. The right knee remains in contact with the floor. Transfer the weight onto the right heel. Concentrate on a fixed point in front. Breathing normally remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. 3.Sit in Vajrasana. Body is straight and hands rest on the thighs. Relax the whole body. Inhaling stretch the arms above the head, then bring them behind the back and grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Exhaling bend the body forward from the hips, keeping the back straight, until the forehead touches the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally concentrate on the whole body and relax. Remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Inhaling slowly bring the body upright. At the same time stretch the arms above the head. Exhaling return to the starting position. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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My dad is an alcoholic and he can't even spare a day without booze. Few days he can control but he is so used to it. How can I make my dad stop boozing or at least make him drink less or less often.

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
Dear lybrate user. De addiction therapy can help. Motivate your father to take up deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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Dear doctor. I am working in an ngo as a computer professional for past 12 years. Presently I am suffering from lot of stress and anxiety and get angry for very silly reasons. Even though I am aware what I am doing is wrong I am not able to control it. Please help me in this regard thanks in advance

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must examine, if this is a recent phenomenon, and whether something in the recent past has disturbed or is continuing to disturb you. It may be something grossly unfair or unnerving to have this effect. You may be angry and scared and because you are not expressing it appropriately, it is coming out in this uncontrollable fashion. Meet with a counselor and talk about your feelings and I am sure it will make a world of difference to you. Apart from this I would advise you to look into your long past and see, if there were any disturbing factors that you have not dealt with and whether this is combining with the present and adding unusual amount of fuel to the emotions of today and making it unbearable. If you are highly angry or scared, then it is like an inflated balloon that you are carrying around: an inflated balloon does not need an axe to bust it; even a pin-prick can burst it. That means that tiny reasons will connect you to the bit feelings you are carrying from your past and make you vulnerable.
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Suicidal Thoughts - 10 Ways To Deal With It!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Suicidal Thoughts - 10 Ways To Deal With It!

Of late, are you experiencing suicidal thoughts as a result of some severe trauma or loss in life? Suicidal thoughts may arise because of several reasons when you lose yourself totally and feel that you are not worthy enough for living in the world anymore. Such thoughts lead many people into actually committing suicide. Hence, you have to deal with suicidal thoughts carefully and prevent anything bad from happening.

Here are 10 useful ways through which you can deal with suicidal thoughts:

  1. Although you may feel like withdrawing yourself from all activities and socializing, it is important for you to talk to someone every day regarding your thoughts and what you are going through. Spend time with someone you trust. You can also call a crisis helpline and discuss your feelings.
  2. You have to develop an efficient safety plan. The plan must include the contact number of your doctor, friends and family who would help you during a crisis.
  3. Try to make a written schedule for yourself and follow it strictly. Keeping and maintaining a scheduled life is important for your mental health and will keep you diverted from suicidal or negative thoughts.
  4. Spend time in the sun and get into nature for at least one hour every day. This will help you to connect with something full of life and is important for eliminating suicidal tendencies.
  5. Daily exercise is also very important. You should exercise for 30 minutes every day. The bursts of activity and exertion will have a positive impact on your mind.
  6. You should devote your time for things which you like to do, but could never continue them in life. This will give you joy and a positive vibe, which is essential for fixing your mind.
  7. You should not forget about your personal goals. Think about the things you dreamt of doing, the places you planned to visit, and all the things in life you want to accomplish. This will bring back your hope of living in order to fulfill those goals.
  8. You should promise yourself not to do anything when you think of suicide. You need some distance between thoughts and actions. Promise yourself that you will not do anything stupid and will wait.
  9. Consuming alcohol and taking drugs can trigger your suicidal thoughts rapidly. Hence, you should not take these substances as an escape from your conflicting thoughts.
  10. It is also important for you to make your home safe. You should remove all the things, which you may use to hurt yourself such as knives, pills, razors or firearms. You should go to a safe place and avoid being alone when you experience suicidal thoughts. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Hi I'm suffering from acute transient psychosis disorder, it started when I was in 7 th standard and I'm taking treatment from past 13 years currently taking divalporate 500 mg and quitapin 50 mg. Is there any cure for this disease. Mostly I had relapses in a gap of year. Now I'm 25 year old any suggestion for this will be appreciated.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi I'm suffering from acute transient psychosis disorder, it started when I was in 7 th standard and I'm taking treat...
Acute transient psychosis is diagnosed if the symptoms are less than 6 months only, when it exceeds it is schizophrenia. So kindly get your diagnosis re confirmed from the psychiatrist and follow his advice on treatment, you need to follow for many years, even life long. Make up your mind so that the thought of stopping medicines does not arise, and learn about social skills training and life style modification. All the best.
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I think I have been suffering from social anxiety and depression since last 7-8 months after I got a news about my partner cheating. Though we have talked it out, I am not able to believe her anymore even if she tells truth. I don't go out much, I hardly talk to people and I carry some of sort of guilt as if everyone is talking about me behind my back. I have started to lie to people without any reason, I don't feel positive at all. every time I am just paranoid about my relationship, if my girlfriend is lying or cheating. I am also not able to talk to my family members over phone. Basically I want to be left alone all the time in my own world. Before this relationship started, I had another relationship which I got rid of after discovering my girlfriend is cheating on me after 4 years of commitment. The past haunts me and now the lies of my current girlfriend have made me miserable.

I think I have been suffering from social anxiety and depression since last 7-8 months after I got a news about my pa...
Well in our life u hv to trust.the thing ur doing because of experience that u had in u hv to comes out from this.every prsn is not same.may be ur current gf has make a mistake and give her a chance n try to trust fully otherwise ur relationship wil be in a very bad situation..blv her and let it leave in for time..think positive..spend time with ur friends and movie..go fr a vacation..listen to music..make urslf bzy in wht u photography no matteer how bad. A photographer ur..go anywhere to capture this way u will feel free from depression..also u need to walk regularly...and hv to hv faith on her.dnt dweels on past..frget it try to blv and then see what happen next..
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What is the difference between psychologist & psychiatrist? Which one cures depression?

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
What is the difference between psychologist & psychiatrist? Which one cures depression?
Hello lybrate-user. Psychiatrist can prescribe medicine but psychologist not he/ she counsel this is the difference. In depression both treatment useful rather needed medicine plus parallelly counseling.
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My only son (9 Yr) is now a student of Class IV in a School at semi-urban area with his mother along with one of my relatives family (4 members) separately. I am working in other place away from them and attending week end / holidays. My wife is looking after every thing. She is efficient, accommodative, and is teaching child. At home have no TV connection. Child is (i) very arrogant and is not intending to study; (ii) eating too much, health is good; (iii) talkative other than study matter; (iv) mobile, computer may be handled quickly and can practice any play without any target; (v) has ability to grasp any songs/music; (vi) during study period he can grow different reasons to away from the class. Because of him my family peace is going away from home. My wife is becoming unrest for him. School is not far away, five minutes by walk.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Seems like he is a highly intelligent child but not in the academic sense and is showing signs of emotional disturbances. He has probably entered puberty at an early age. The other thing is whether he has had any developmental problems earlier that are beginning to surface looking for a resolution. These could also have an impact on these observations of yours. Kindly meet with the school counselor, and if they do not have one, then perhaps a child counselor will suffice. A change of house around the age of 9 has also been reported to disturb some kids. Is he allowed to play organized games either at school or at home? Exercise and games will exhaust the excess energy that may help him calm down for school pursuits. I feel that a tutor may be useful to help him settle with his studies. Keep in touch with his teachers to know what their feedback is and work with them as to how to help him. No TV may be a problem for him. Have the TV but discipline him around it. Your absence, especially at his age, is probably affecting some of his rebelliousness. Sometimes too much parental strictness only invites rebelliousness at this age. Do not allow excess eating: not only is that a health hazard but it is also making him compensate by oral gratification and the obesity may become difficult for him to lead an active life. Now the brief time that you come over on the weekends cannot be all spent in reprimanding him either, but besides that, do spend quality time with him as much as you can. Your wife cannot be both father and mother, at the same time.
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Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Panic attacks can also be treated with appropriate psychotherapy. You will learn to relax yourself and train your body to give relaxed response to external threats.
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Tips to Prevent Depression in Adults

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Tips to Prevent Depression in Adults

Depression in adults is a lot different from depression in younger people. Adults have the overburdening thrust to believe they should be able to deal with any situation, however, adverse of their own accord. This pushes them to such a point that they bottle up worries and anxieties making themselves vulnerable to depression. Reaching out for help is almost a wager; lost before a fair trial. An elderly person could remain depressed due to varied reasons, but the cause is seldom remorse. Assuming the cause as sadness, it could depress your loved ones even more. 

Take a look at the following factors that can depress older adults:

1. Serious ailments like stroke, cancer, diabetes, thyroid and so on so forth.
2. The loss of a dear friend or a family member.
3. Excessive work pressure.
4. Stagnation in personal life, passions and goals. 
5. Lack of motivation to do the slightest of things. 
To prevent depression in adults the following ways should be kept in mind:

1. Interaction is the key principle: Adults might need to talk. Being a grown -up doesn't mean you don't need suggestions and advice of your friends and relatives. Try to interact with a person who you think is depressed. 
2. Try to identify medical conditions and look for reliable treatment: Medical illnesses like cancer or diabetes can take a toll on your mental strength. It can discourage you from living life with full vigor and energy. Thus medical conditions should be treated with due care and a person suffering should be encouraged to take professional psychological consultation. 
 3. Providing a person with space is mandatory: Adults hate being domineered or patronized. When they need space they should be allowed to be alone. It could help them deal with depression better. Staying alone doesn't always involve loneliness. People might need to clarify things to their own selves or might even need time to introspect.
4. Make a depressed person take care of a pet: The presence of a pet in the household can relieve its members of accumulating stress. An adult when made to take care of a pet has added responsibilities and will naturally have less scope to wallow in their own sorrow. A pet gives a person the love and affection he or she had been lacking all along.
5. Humor is a wonderful pill: Create opportunities to make a person laugh. Share jokes or make them watch funny shows.
6. Ensure the person gets enough sleep: A full night's sleep is extremely important. Insufficient relaxation can push you towards depression.

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I ejaculate immediately upon insertion. I smoke. Lately I picked up a few heavy objects n next morning or d morning after I had sex n I was great. Wats d exact problem?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
I ejaculate immediately upon insertion. I smoke. Lately I picked up a few heavy objects n next morning or d morning a...
Dear lybrate-user, you might be having premature ejaculation. It can be due to many causes both psychological and physical. 15 to 30% male suffer from this condition. It is a treatable condition after proper evaluation. You need to consult a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated. I hope this will help you.
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Hi,i get angry quite often which leads to worst action so kindly help me out as this is due to depression.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
It seems that you are not liking some people or situations to which you are reacting. Instead of expressing your anger, learn to be self aware and explain your anger. Soon you will be a much calmer person. A counsellor would be able to help you immensely in becoming self aware and expressing your anger in safer ways. You could also learn to talk assertively.
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I am very boring feel everyday and mind disturb to every points feel so I am very boring feel all day.

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
Dear lybrate-user, you are feeling bored because of your hormonal imbalance or excess issues. Your male hormones are very active and you need to do physical exercises, creative activities, etc so as to keep yourself active. Take care.
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I am 20 year old boy. I have done too much masturbating in previous year. I like to do it daily. I m losing my ability to study and unable to Learn things for more than 2 days. I loss my talents. I was very intelligent student but now I m not. What I do to regain my previous mind power.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hi lybrate-user, masturbation has no side effects don't worry at all, due to something else you are becoming unhealthy, Have nice day.
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from bangalore. I am32 yrs house wife. My fist delivery was at 20 yrs old. 2nd baby is at 32 years. After my first delivery I have heard about a news that a mother killed her baby by dipping him in washing machine water. After hearing that news I got choked. It was in my mind for a week. Latter on I had a fear that I will also do the same sin. But actually I don't feel to do the same at any cost. But I have a doubt whether I do it or not? it was disturbing my mind around six months. Latter it gone out of my mind. Now after my second delivery the same thought is disturbing me whether I harm r pain my baby? is it a mental disease? do I need to take any medicine?

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
from bangalore. I am32 yrs  house wife. My fist delivery was at 20 yrs old. 2nd baby is at 32 years. After my first d...
Hi, I understand it must cause you much distress that a thought of harming your own child came to you. However, understand that a thought is just a thought and does not translate into action. Just by thinking something you cannot make anything happen. Thoughts come and go, some of them can be weird. It does not necessarily mean that you have a mental disorder. But if you feel you are spending too much time on such thoughts and struggling with them, then consider going to a psychologist. You will be able to learn tools and techniques that will greatly improve your well-being, and you will be able to live a much happier life. From your description it does not seem like you need any medicine though I would definitely recommend psychotherapy. All the best!

I worry a lot or you can say I usually have fear of irrational things like fear of happening bad incidents, fear of thinking bad thoughts. I had gone through so many ups and downs in last three years of my life and underwent huge stress. Now everything is ok but I use to fear if something bad happens and how shall I deal with it. I also use to suffer from digestive problems. Is there any correlation between thinking and stomach disorder? Last week in night I got up suddenly and felt difficulty in breathing, dropping heart beats and felt fear of death. This lasted up to 10 to 15 minutes and then I became normal. It happened first two years ago. I want to ask, Are all these kind of anxiety due to over thinking, or due to chronic stomach disorder or due to both? Pls give your valuable advice.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
I worry a lot or you can say I usually have fear of irrational things like fear of happening bad incidents, fear of t...
Dear lybrate-user, Excessive or ongoing worry and tension, an unrealistic view of problems, restlessness, irritability, muscle, tension, headaches, sweating, difficulty concentrating etc. Are all symptoms of a general anxiety disorder. Here are a few things you can try to reduce anxiety: - Deep Breathing: When you’re anxious, you breathe faster, but by breathing deeply from the diaphragm, you can reverse these symptoms and calm yourself down. -Meditation High levels of stress can cause physiological symptoms like indigestion. Exercise, eat well and sleep well in order to reduce stress. Difficulty breathing, dropping in heart rate and fear of death are a few symptoms of a panic attack. When you feel a panic attack coming try using coping statements. For example, instead of thinking" I'm having a heart attack" stop and tell yourself "I've gotten through this before and I can do it again" For further help please consult privately. Good Luck.
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