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Dr. Gowri Krishnamurthy

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Gowri Krishnamurthy Psychologist, 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. Gowri Krishnamurthy is a popular Psychologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can visit her at Manashanthi in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gowri Krishnamurthy on Lybrate.com.

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Controlling too much. But some tines it seems why I am here I want to die because why I am suffering from anxiety. Little chest pain. No sleep. How much I will divert my mind now. I am fedup.

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Controlling too much. But some tines it seems why I am here I want to die because why I am suffering from anxiety. Li...
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms. It is not a heart problem, but a mind problem. Anxxiety and Panic occurs due to reduced serotonergic transmission in the mind. Since all organs have connections from the mind, when you have anxiety and panic there are changes in the BP/ and pulse rate. It is not a primary cardiac problem. So consult a psychiatrist and get your anxiety and panic treated.

I want to be mentally strong. I always desperate about thinking about my crush. I want to think about my priorities. But still I fail. What should I do?

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I want to be mentally strong. I always desperate about thinking about my crush. I want to think about my priorities. ...
Dear lybrate-user, you are unnecessarily worrying. You are thinking more about your crush because she is your crush. Not your priorities. That means your crush your priority. Once you make your future your priority, your attitude trds your priority will change. Your priority itself will change. I suggest psychological counseling.
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Hello sir/ madam I grown up by fear but I don't afraid Everytime. When I used to learn bike I fell down 2 times ,from that day I got a phobia when. Someone tells to drive bike .How should I solve this?

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Hello sir/ madam I grown up by fear but I don't afraid Everytime. When I used to learn bike I fell down 2 times ,from...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Everyone have fears. Everyone are afraid of one or other aspect in life. Your fear about riding bike came when you fell down twice from bike. That phobia will be vanished the more you try to ride a bike or when the time passes. Don't worry about the phobia much. I suggest online phobia therapy. Take care.
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I'm 21 year when I was at my place I had regularly sex with my gf but now I'm apart from her it is very difficult to live without sex what should I do?

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I'm 21 year when I was at my place I had regularly sex with my gf but now I'm apart from her it is very difficult to ...
To curb your sexual desires, you have to do more to think less. Channel all those feelings into something that will keep your mind off sex and then, get busy. You can read books, go out with friends, watch movies, learn new things etc. Transfer your urges into something you have always wanted to do. At the end of the day, you would have successfully managed not to think about sex and you will also be satisfied at the things you did. If one of those hobbies trigger a sexual response in you and you are feeling aroused, do not masturbate. Think of non-sexual images or take a long walk.-----------------------Engage your body in exercise that will keep you busy and keep you from feeling frustrated from not having sex. You can jog in the morning, swim or hit the gym. You can also try yoga and other exercise that will help stimulate both mind and body.-----------------------------------Only few can drink heavily or do drugs without losing control of themselves. Stay away from alcohol and drugs if they will cause you to do something you will regret when you are sober. If you must drink, drink with friends you can trust and you know will watch over you.------------------------------In order to control your sexual urge, you should enter into a relationship with no sex. If you wonder what you both will do without the sex, there are countless things couples can do to bond like going on a field trip together, taking up a joint hobby, learning new things together. Far from what most people think, you can have a very satisfying relationship without sex.-------------------------If you feel like you can’t control it all by yourself, you can talk to your doctor, pastor, parents, close relative or friends. Sometimes, having someone to talk to about how you feel helps better than trying to curb it all by yourself. Who knows, the person you want to meet may have had difficulty curbing his own desires too. What then is better than learning from someone’s experience. Don’t be shy or scared of being judged.-----------------Get spiritual help that engages your mind in spiritual activities that are far from sex. Being around people pursuing the same goal as you, especially in chastity can also be a strong supportive measure. That way you have someone holding your hands all the way. Trying doing BRAMARI PRANAYAM for 10-15 minutes in morning for Mind control.
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How Many of Your Facebook Friends Could You Count on In a Crisis?

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Today all of us are on social media and every day within minutes we come know how our friend's new car looks like, where they have gone for a vacation, how was their last night's party, how they look in their new hair style etc. No doubt social media give us an absolute sense of what is happening in our friend's life but have you ever asked yourself how many friends out of the list of hundreds or thousands, could you count on in a crisis?

Psychologist Shivani Misra sadhoo says that a relationship can genuinely be nurtured with face to face interactions, hugs and with real chats and outings. Although social media does allow us to interact with man people at the same time, but these online connections usually don't translate into stronger social bonds of close friends.

Social media may help to slow down the natural rate of decay in a relationship quality that would set in once we cannot readily meet our friends face-to-face. But no amount of social media will prevent a friend eventually becoming'just another acquaintance' if you don't meet them personally from time to time. Hence, if you really value your friendship and want to experience the best life experiences that real friendship can offer, then don't depend on facebook and twitter, go out with your friends, go to their places and put more efforts to have face-to-face interactions with them so you can grow old along with your friends.
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I am a 22 years old student and I can't concentrate on my studies. What should I do?

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You are probably distracted die to some stress which you need to identify soon. Retaining information to be recalled at will is the role of memory. For which you need to do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. Good social contacts are good for memory too: so make and keep good friends. 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.
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How to quit smoking?

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Dear, the best way to quit smoking is to quit with will power. There are different methods available like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy. You may be benefited. Please post a private question.
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M 27 female. I love a person who younger then me. His age 21 we both love each other. I cannot live without him. Can you please suggest any age problem with our relationship. I want to Marry him and his also. But now he is studying. Usne apne ghar par mere bare mein bhi bataya hai ki main badi hu usse but 1-2 saal jyada ni. Kya aage chalkar age issue matter karega. Please suggest.

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For a couple to stay together, emotional, intellectual and sexual compatibility matters a lot. What you both think about this age gap and you being older, matters a lot. Do you think, you can think about him as an equal partner and not someone younger to you, after you get married? because otherwise you will keep" mothering" him and the relation may suffer. It is also important for you to understand what you both want from life. Talk to him about his expectations from his spouse, about his dreams, etc and talk to him about your expectations and dreams. Also think, that in case you both have some opposition from your respective families, then would you still like to go ahead with this relation? sexual compatability can be a major cause of concern. Please discuss about it with him. If possible, go to a marriage counsellor. Then it will be easier for you to take this decision.

I am fed up from my family issues and I feel hopeless, I feel uncontrollably and insecure like personal as well as family. How I can come out this situation.

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I am fed up from my family issues and I feel hopeless, I feel uncontrollably and insecure like personal as well as fa...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Family is a get together of two or more entirely different personalities who are compelled to who are almost everything among themselves. In that scenario, it is quite natural, differences crop up. Each member of the family should learn to respect the other. It takes time and effort and self understanding. In most of the cases, an effective family counseling will do the trick. I suggest online family counseling. Take care.
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Can you give a daily diet plan dat can hlp to stay healthy n improves memory n concentrate. N wich yoga can I do to improve memory n hlp in stay focus for lng hrs.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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You must check with a Yoga teacher about exercises for improving memory. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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One of my student was going to appear im examination but on the day of examination he was so much psychologically depressed, he couldn't speak a single word on that day. Still he is tge same condition. He is very intelligent and loves to give exams.

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One of my student was going to appear im examination but on the day of examination he was so much psychologically dep...
Hello lybrate-user. It's very unfortunate that your student didn't write his exam and is still in the same state. But I am not clear on how you want us doctors to help you. Can you please give more info.

Causes and Symptoms of Nicotine Addiction

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Nicotine addiction or tobacco addiction refers to an acute dependence upon tobacco products primarily due to the presence of the nicotine drug. In other words, nicotine addiction refers to an inability to stop using tobacco products despite the knowledge and awareness that it is harmful to you. While nicotine only induces addiction, it is the presence of other substances in tobacco which makes it damaging and injurious to health.

Nicotine has the tendency to produce effects in the brain, both physical as well as mind altering, that give temporary satisfaction. This is precisely why people get hooked into the habit of tobacco consumption, which eventually leads to addiction. Unfortunately, stopping tobacco use immediately can also lead to several withdrawal symptoms, like agitation and restlessness.

Causes
The main reason why tobacco is so addictive is due to the fact that nicotine releases neurotransmitters such as dopamine in the reward centre of the brain, which in turn improves your mood and gives you temporary pleasure.

Causes of nicotine addiction can either be physical or behavioral, for instance situations or feelings, which make you crave for tobacco. These include:
1. Specific times during the day, say after every meal or during breaks at work
2. While defecating
3. While drinking alcohol
4. Stressful or depressive situations
5. At the sight or smell of a burning cigarette
6. Peer pressure
7. While driving

Symptoms
Symptoms of nicotine addiction include:
1. You are unable to quit smoking despite frequent attempts.
2. You experience withdrawal symptoms after attempting to quit.
3. You continue to smoke despite the awareness that it is injurious to your health.
4. You forego social as well as recreational activities because of your need to smoke.
Causes and Symptoms of Nicotine Addiction
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My mind is very angry please do you help me and my mind need to be good.

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Focus on the physical sensations of anger. While it may seem counterintuitive, tuning into the way your body feels when you?re angry often lessens the emotional intensity of your anger. Take some deep breaths. Deep, slow breathing helps counteract rising tension. The key is to breathe deeply from the abdomen, getting as much fresh air as possible into your lungs. Exercise. A brisk walk around the block is a great idea. It releases pent-up energy so you can approach the situation with a cooler head. Use your senses. Take advantage of the relaxing power of your sense of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. You might try listening to music or picturing yourself in a favorite place. Stretch or massage areas of tension. Roll your shoulders if you are tensing them, for example, or gently massage your neck and scalp. Slowly count to ten. Focus on the counting to let your rational mind catch up with your feelings. If you still feel out of control by the time you reach then, start counting again.Ask me privately for more help if you need.

Advanced Aesthetics, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
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Looking beautiful is not luck - IT IS A DECISION

it's time to make your decision -
question yourself
why thousands of rupees on gyming / dieting - why not day care liposuction
why thousands of rupees for beautiful jewellery - why not beautiful body
why to wear clothes that hide your curves - why not to reveal
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My friend's brother age is approximately 25 his IQ level is very low his knowledge and act as kid. His educational knowledge also poor he didn't know any sexual feelings also my friend and his parents also worried about him. Please suggest me what he do?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
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There is no medication to increase his i. Q. Only training can help him. You can take help from special education teachers.

I am in stage of depression. My mother was the patient of Schizophrenia. I am feeling I have some symptoms of this as per I read about Schizophrenia in Internet.

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I am in stage of depression. My mother was the patient of Schizophrenia. I am feeling I have some symptoms of this as...
Dear lybrate-user, There is no way of knowing exactly who will get schizophrenia. However, about 1 in 100 people worldwide will develop the illness. Since schizophrenia tends to run in families, your chances may be higher because you mother has the disease. It is estimated, the risk factor for you is about 10%.(10 in 100) Depression is a part of negative symptoms of Schizophrenia. With other symptoms and mental status examination, any psychiatrist will be able to diagnose you. Please remember that if schizophrenia is diagnosed and treated in first 2 years, it will not become chronic, needing life long medicines.
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Hi, I have anxiety disorder and panic. If I take stalopam plus 5 mg. I will not have any kinda of fears but it has side effects like reducing the sex drive. And I don't have depression. So is it a good idea to take benzodiazepines instead of stalopam? Please advice. My marriage is coming in next 2 weeks, so I would like to take some medicine to reduce my panic.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
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Hi, I have anxiety disorder and panic. If I take stalopam plus 5 mg. I will not have any kinda of fears but it has si...
You can take homoeopathic medicine Kali Phos 6X / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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When I make love with my girlfriend, I worry about losing my erection, and sometimes this worry seems to cause it to happen for real. This is very frustrating, because I don't want to worry about it, and when the thought enters my head, I get upset that it entered my head, and I get worried about the whole thing all over again. Then once I realize I'm doing this, I try to focus on the lovemaking, telling myself, "Just enjoy it, it feels good, and you're close to her, but of course in the back of my mind (and maybe the front too) I'm worried about losing my erection. And then it happens. This has been happening for years now, actually. It doesn't happen every time at all, but I worry about it enough that it has ended up sticking around. I don't want it to happen between my girlfriend and I, because she is very special to me. I love her very much, and I believe she is the person I want to marry (and I have never gone off "half-cocked" on that decision, so to speak . She and I talked about this this weekend, and I noticed that I was avoiding telling her that this has happened between me and other people I've been with as well, and so I just told her, and she felt much better -- she smiled and was very accepting, because she realized that it really isn't because of her, or that I'm not comfortable with her or something. We even joked around about it while we made love after that, because it really isn't a big deal; it's just nerves, and I know it will go away. But what I want to know is, do you have any tips? Please let me know.

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When I make love with my girlfriend, I worry about losing my erection, and sometimes this worry seems to cause it to ...
Keep your self fit and fine physically and mentally. For recovery though your body along with penis still growing further till the age of 24. Yet there are some task if you do can increase the length and maintain it well do not worry further I am giving some tips adopt them in life do consistently will see the changes soon as you want them. Do not let constipation and gas ,acidity type of problem. Take laxative powder or tablet if consition is so. 1- leave masturbation if do 2- do not watch pron movies. 3- take nutritious and healthy diet 4- avoid fast food, spicy,and oily food. 5- may take ayurvedic medicine for strengthening your sexual strength to a grater level. 6- do abdominal crunches, leg raises ,push ups 20 nos each and yoga. 7- add up salad as staple in your food. 8- kegel exercises.9- dissmiss all unntatural sexual acts.
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My lips have turned complete black due to smoking. Can you suggest how to make it normal.

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My lips have turned complete black due to smoking. Can you suggest how to make it normal.
Sebamed spf30 lip balm before sun exposure. Biluma cream for application @ night for 1 month over lips. Smoking to be stopped completely. Lactic peels once in a month. 5-6 session to lighten lip color.
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