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Dr. Jai Kumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Jai Kumar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Vanagaram, Chennai. He is currently associated with Manashasthra Foundation & Research Center in Vanagaram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Jai Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Know The Process Of De-Addiction!

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Know The Process Of De-Addiction!

Addiction is the absolute dependency on a particular substance or situation. Substance addiction includes a variety of substances apart from alcohol and drugs. Examples include porn, food, chocolate, nicotine, etc. Situation addiction includes gambling, shopping and sex among others. The problem in our society with addiction is it is treated like a choice than as a major problem faced by an individual. De-addiction is the process of ridding the individual of his dependence on certain substances or activities.

Process

  1. Rehabilitation psychology studies the process of de-addiction and helps addicts blend with the normal lifestyle. Rehab centers offer several forms of therapy to reduce substance usage.
  2. Group therapy is always the go to form of therapeutic technique to deal with cases of addiction owing to the common feeling among users that people who aren’t addicted and do not know what they’re going through. In those cases, it is rather important to have support from a group of people who are exactly where they are.
  3. Family therapy is also essential to make the individual know how their loved ones feel and also remind them of the unconditional support. Some rehab centers also use the horse therapy (focuses on interaction with horses which facilitates emotional and occupational development in patients) which is rather interesting to witness.
  4. In addition to therapy, rehab centers teach life skills and cooperation. Apart from all this, drugs are also prescribed to deal with addiction along with the weekly scheduled personal therapy sessions.

Although an unfamiliar concept in India, halfway homes are the next step after the rehab. The individuals learn different skills and ways to manage themselves outside the house while still continuing their therapy. This is done to make sure one doesn’t relapse right after the rehabilitation has been completed. Most rehabs also suggest support group meetings. Even otherwise support groups are extremely effective in the de-addiction process. ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ and ‘Narcotics Anonymous’ are two of the most widely managed support groups around the world.

Addiction is an immense issue which has spiraled out of control in today’s times. However, it is necessary to understand it isn’t the question of the individual’s morality. The removal of labels and stigma is essential in the entire process. Support from loved ones is an extremely important step towards de-addiction, right after the acceptance that one is addicted. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hey. Am 25 years old. Working in MNC. I have smoking problem. I am not chain smoker but I used to smoke 1 cigarette every day. I tried hard to quit but can't. Could you please help me.

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 lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and keeping to my self all the time?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and keeping to my self all the time?
Hello. When someone very close to us leaves us, it pains internally a lot. I feel sorry for that. But you need to move ahead in life, so take nat mur 200 1 dose now and 2nd dose tomorrow. This will change your mind and depressed feeling within a week. Still further if you have any query, then please let me know. Take care.
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What is the initial stage and last stage of MND? How will we know patient is on last stage.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is the initial stage and last stage of MND? How will we know patient is on last stage.
Any kind of restricted muscular movement is the first stage for MND and when respiratory muscle are involved it leads to death
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Are these the symptoms of depression if I cry all the time over petty issues and feel very insecure and sad?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Are these the symptoms of depression if I cry all the time over petty issues and feel very insecure and sad?
Yes. Feeling emotionally low and sad and inability to control crying, feeling of being left out and alone. All these could be sings of dpression.
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I was suffering from depression a month ago but that underlying sadness is still there. What can I do.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I was suffering from depression a month ago but that underlying sadness is still there. What can I do.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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5 Signs And Symptoms You Might Be Suffering From Schizophrenia!

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
5 Signs And Symptoms You Might Be Suffering From Schizophrenia!

Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder in which a person’s mood, knowledge, thought and several other characteristics gets disturbed. We can notice most of the adults and old people with few symptoms of schizophrenia, which are most commonly left unidentified. The exact cause of schizophrenia is not yet known. The person feels that they are being constantly watched, they feel the presence of someone or something, which is not actually there. They are always suspicious and think that other people are gossiping and thinking about them.

Possible causes of Schizophrenia
Though the exact cause of schizophrenia is not known there are few factors, which contribute to the cause of schizophrenia.

  1. Genetic factors: People with a family history of schizophrenia are at higher risk of getting schizophrenia.
  2. Environmental factors: Environmental factors include excessive stress during pregnancy or later stages of life. Several other factors during pregnancy and childhood are responsible for causing schizophrenia. These factors are:
    1. Decreased oxygen level during delivery due to premature birth or prolonged labour
    2. Parental loss or separation in early stages of life
    3. Parental exposure to virus or during infancy
    4. Childhood physical or sexual abuse
    5. Abnormal brain structures and brain chemistry

Sings and symptoms of schizophrenia

  1. Hallucination: To see, feel or hear anything that really does not exist is known as hallucination.
  2. Delusion: A thought or belief of a person, which is either false or impossible in reality is known as delusion.
  3. Thought and speech disturbances: The thought process and speech of a schizophrenic will be disorganized, due to which he or she  will fumble or is distracted as they are unable to align their thoughts.
  4. Difficulty in concentrating: It is difficult for people suffering from schizophrenia to concentrate on the task at hand.
  5. Erratic behaviour: People suffering from schizophrenia tend to behave erratically, either they will be too jumpy or will be perfectly still for hours at a stretch. Most people belief that those who are suffering from schizophrenia are often violent in nature, which actually is not the case.

Treatment for schizophrenia
Schizophrenia can be treated, if identified at an early stage. It is best advised to consult a psychiatrist the moment you spot the symptoms. Anti psychotic drugs, self help behaviour change, counselling and rehabilitation are few treatment modalities available for schizophrenia.

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I was heavy rum drinker from last year I have quit drinking. Now my brain feel pain and feel like upper portion is celebrium is feel like sleeping or resting. Do you have any cure sir.

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Sexologist, Jalna
Hello, after quitting alcohol, lots of people experience depression which could be a cause of such symptoms.
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Sir/madam I'm breathing well I hav no breathing problem but my mind is going in that way that im breathing well or not is due to stress or what.

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Guwahati
Sir/madam I'm breathing well I hav no breathing problem but my mind is going in that way that im breathing well or no...
U need to engage in yoga or some form or relaxation, seems like you r anxious and stressed-out. Hanging out with friends and pursuing years hobbies cud also help.
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