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Dr. Gowthamam

DNB (PSYCHIATRY)

Psychiatrist, Chennai

14 Years Experience
Dr. Gowthamam DNB (PSYCHIATRY) Psychiatrist, Chennai
14 Years Experience
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Gowthamam is a trusted Psychiatrist in Erode, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 14 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. Doctor is a qualified DNB (PSYCHIATRY) . You can visit him/her at Dr. Gowthamam,Arivalagar Clinic in Erode, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Gowthamam on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am 23 year old and my face many problems but the main is I think so much and I get worried so much about my future and my relationship and also I get angry so much very frequently please suggest something so that I can focus on my career and goals.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Hi I am 23 year old and my face many problems but the main is I think so much and I get worried so much about my futu...
Hello lybrate-user, if you think and worry too much, it brings unnecessay stress but no solutions. Your behavior changes towards yourself and towards others. You should be clear about what you want to do and work hard on it, instead of just thinking how and what to do in your mind, because it will never get you anywhere. And, remember that you cannot take the responsibility of what is going to happen in the future, life does not go according to plans all the time. So, relax and work hard for what you do and don't stree yourself. Be happy and kind just like your name prasann.
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I feel tensed when things not happen in our way, particularly in night think lot about those things

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
A lot of things will not happen your way in life. This is normal. As you are getting upset about this, it could be that you have control issues. You see, we would all love to take matters into our hands and know for sure that it gets done, accordingly. But that would be too easy whereas life is difficult, actually. So it is in your best interest that all things do not happen as per your wish and that every situation must and will be a challenge, mostly. You need to learn to accept this fact of life and live with it. The way to achieve this is recommended by scott m. Peck in his book, the road less travelled: discipline. He says don? t try to change the fact of the difficulty but instead adopt discipline as a tool. He suggests four tools: cultivate the ability to delay gratification; be dedicated to the truth; accept responsibility; and develop flexibility and balance. These are very practical and effective. Why get tense when life is like this any way! instead, learn to cope with the above mentioned tools. If control is an issue for you, you are probably very scared and do not trust; therefore the need to control from fear. Deal with your fear and you will also be fine with letting things be. A counselor will certainly help you much in this pursuit.
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Hello am 25 years old and I think I am suffering from dyslexia problem. Tell me what I do to overcome this.

Drama Therapy - AUTISM, Early Childhood Special Education, Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, CAS - Certified Autism Specialist, Sensory Enrichment Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
Kindly get yourself assessed from any occupational therapists or psychologist. After knowing the degree of your dyslexia, you will be guided about how to functionaly manage the issues. It is very much manageable with proper therapy.
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How to avoid doing masturbation Since I am a student wana divert more concentration towards stdy frm dis How can I avoid such master bate habit not getting time to consult ny Dr. please suggest some good ways thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to avoid doing masturbation Since I am a student wana divert more concentration towards stdy frm dis How can I av...
Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it is to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.
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I am 20 years old. I am having grey hair from starting of my teenage till it continues now percentage of grey hair is increasing. I am having stress also, The hair which. Had turned into grey is permanent or it is Curable can it turns to black.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Dindigul
I am 20 years old. I am having grey hair from starting of my teenage till it continues now percentage of grey hair is...
Dear lybrate-user, good evening. Ayurveda has defined the body constitution based on vata, pitta, kapha. Only by this the problem/disease arises. Proper diet is needed. Since your just 20 years of age. No need to worry. Ayurveda has remedy for this. Both internal medicines and external therapies will help you surely. Kindly update your nature of job and regular diet habits. Thank you.
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Bollywood Stars With Psychiatric Disorders

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDPC, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Certified NLP Expert (California, USA), MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Bollywood Stars With Psychiatric Disorders

If you thought that fame and money are enough to keep a human being happy and healthy, then you could not be more mistaken. Mental and physical ailments can affect anyone at any time. Celebrities in particular are even more prone to mental disorders with their stressful lives that are centred around topping their past success with even more success, and filling their bank accounts with even more money.

So let us cast a glance on the Bollywood or Indian movie industry stars who have suffered from mental disorders:

  1. Shah Rukh Khan: After his shoulder surgery, Shah Rukh Khan went through a bout of severe and debilitating depression. This surgery had to take place due to an injury sustained on set during the year 2008. Depression and anxiety are known to affect people who have been going through chronic physical ailments and are forced to give up an overactive lifestyle. When this jet setting superstar was confined to bed, he fell into a state of despair and hopelessness. With the help of therapy and positive thinking, he was able to get back on his feet again and portray his charismatic persona on screen.
  2. Deepika Padukone: The dimpled actress recently came out in the open about her recent brush with depression and anxiety when she was busy promoting her blockbuster movies. She ended up going for therapy and taking control of the problem before it took control of her life. Once she had recovered from the overwhelming phase with proper therapy, she began to support mental health care causes so that more people would become aware and learn to take the necessary steps once they recognised the symptoms.
  3. Parveen Babi: She was one of the most beautiful actresses of her time who was also featured on the Time Magazine cover - a huge feat for an Indian celebrity at that point! Shortly after being diagnosed with depression and paranoid schizophrenia, she moved to USA. Overwhelmed with chronic depression and debilitating schizophrenia, she ended her life with suicide at her apartment in Mumbai.
  4. Sanjay Dutt: He may have played and aced the role of Doctor Munna Bhai on screen, but this actor suffered from insomnia and depression during his prison stay. The untimely demise of his mother and legal hassles followed by marital problems led to this state until he took the initiative to recover and get back to a normal way of living.
  5. Manisha Koirala: This well known actress suffered from acute clinical depression during her short marriage. With therapy and divorce behind her, she has started scripting her new life again.

These celebrities show us that we must take charge and bounce back no matter how profound the problem.

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To Sharpe our memory what are the remedies ?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath,
Do meditation and yoga everyday for 15-20 mins early morning. If this does not work. Then have homoeopathic medications.
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I want to increase my memory power. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Natural concentration is when the mind can hold a thought for a long time, when thoughts are under our own control. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. At your age and otherwise also you can have distractions easily and the mind will tend to be occupied with things that interest it. It is possible that your academic pursuits may not hold your attention much. If you have done an aptitude test and career guidance counseling you will be able to know whether the chosen disciplines are what suits your natural skills and talents. You can follow these simple rules: Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises (in fact Yoga has some good exercises for focus and concentration like looking at your thumb and at candle light), 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. Afternoons are a bad time to do study by reading. 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. In a calm disposition concentration is much better and you will be able to study better. You may need to make notes and reduce the quantity of material to be studied and that will make it easier. Today the syllabi is very heavy and so it is difficult but you must find ways of giving more important topics more of your time and attention and that way you will prioritize your effort.
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I had masturbation addition problem and I am very depress just become of it and I don't want to be more I really need someone s help and pllzzzzzz help me to get rid of this bad habit. I suffering suffering lots of problems just because of this habit. Pllzzzzzzz help me and I am also addicted to porn and now my life is really need someone's right direction. Pllzzzzzzzz help mee.

BHMS, MD - Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
I had masturbation addition problem and I am very depress just become of it and I don't want to be more I really need...
Hey, please don't be upset, there is a solution of your problem, to de-addict you from masturbation. Although some management points are- -you should keep yourself busy in other work and be with other people as much as possible. - do exercise for at least 20 min in the morning. - try to read book or play games with others in free time. - do meditation for at least 20 min in morning.
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I'd like to know, What are the natural Ways to purify lungs from nicotine and tar caused by smoking?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Ludhiana
1. Stop smoking. (the best and most effective way) 2. Take steam and deep breathing exercises in fresh air. 3. Avoid pollution.
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Sir some of my nerves of brains are found weak in my MRI report. These nerves continuously creates a disturbance and feels like beating like heart beats. It make me uncomfortable while making concentration in studies and some time I feel everything blank. I want to know the reason behind this problem. Is it stress or depression that I had for a long time or anything else.

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
Sir some of my nerves of brains are found weak in my MRI report. These nerves continuously creates a disturbance and ...
Dear lybrate user. Don't worry about the reasons. Think about what is to be done. Be happy, engage in sports, games and entertainment, include nuts in your food. You will be alright. Take care.
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I am, 21 years old and i am suffering from psychological matters like depression etc. How can I get out of such mood and behaviour.

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
I am, 21 years old and i am suffering from psychological matters like depression etc. How can I get out of such mood ...
Dear , you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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Guide me simple exercise in Yoga to keep my mind and memory good.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Vrikshaasana, Natrajasana, Garurdasana, Virbhadrasana, Anulom vilom, Bhramari pranayam daily 5- 10 min per asana. Do Brisk walk daily Do deep breathing after every 1-2 hr I m sure these asana can help and keep mind nd memory
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I am 74 years old. Due to business problem I deeply depressed. I am taking rivotril 0.5 mg per day but no use. What to do. Do not tell me to do meditation etc.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 74 years old. Due to business problem I deeply depressed. I am taking rivotril 0.5 mg per day but no use. What t...
Rivotril will only manage your physical complaints of anxiety and at your age it might have cognitive slowing causing memory issues. If you are depressed then the treatment would be to deal with the thought process and medications pertaining to it will be beneficial. For that it is advisable to consult a psychiatrist.
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I have panic attack more than ten times. Generally when I went into a public place or away from my house. So suggest me how can I get out from my problem?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I have panic attack more than ten times. Generally when I went into a public place or away from my house. So suggest ...
These could be fears which are unfounded or have a rational reason. A counselor can help you to get over these fears logically and also help you to work on some unhelpful beliefs that you are having. I am guessing social anxiety or public speaking since you haven't given details. Rest assured that these conditions are treatable medically and non medically too. You can start by slowly exposing yourself to small groups where you are comfortable and then gradually move to larger groups. You might need to learn public speaking skills to give you more confidence. Do deep breathing, meditation and other exercises to improve your mental and physical health.
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Hi. Dr. Through hidden camera I saw my wife cheating me after that day onwards I could not delete the history of that clipping. Now she went to her native place at least four to five hours of sleep. Even I could not concentrate on my profession.

BHMS, Masters in Homeopathic Remedies, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
acid phos 200, one dose, today. Tomorrow onwards, passiflora mother tincture, 10 drops in quarter cup water, while going to bed. please reply after 15 days.
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Sir actually I have bad habit of smoking so I want to quit, so please give me some suggestions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body. If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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I am fifty years old. I am addicted of dirnking alchohol for last ten years. How i'd stop it? Please advise.

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, Alcoholism is alcohol addiction. If you?re ready to stop drinking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from alcoholism and alcohol abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating alcoholism is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of alcoholism. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Good morning. I am 33 years old. Physically somehow fit. But during excitement or tension, feel very uneasy and my hands starts shivring. Please advice.

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, your problem is anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I want to quit smoking and I want to be normal as before smoking and I was smoking 5 cigarette per day. Any problems I will face in future.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, it is good that you wants to stop smoking, try this method we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) lungs mixes oxygen in blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like nicotine etc. In oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body all organs like lungs, heart, kidney etc. In our body. How to quit: by willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" reduce one by one day by day. If you need any support have counseling help by in-person or audio/video please give us feedback after trying.
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