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Dr. Jayakumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Jayakumar Psychiatrist, 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. Jayakumar is one of the best Psychiatrists in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Jayakumar personally at Manashasthra Hospital in Vanagaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Jayakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from depression for the last 15 years. I was undergoing treatment in our hospital. After coming to kerala I am under the treatment of doctor from pushpagiri medical college, tiruvalla, kerala. Here they have changed the medicine and I am suffering from side effect of the medicine like dry mouth, throat infection, digestion problem etc.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
In treatment of depression what got you better keeps you better, if an antidepressant helped you to recover from depression it is advisable not to change the antidepressant. So go back to your new psychiatrist and tell him your problem they should be able to solve it.
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I am a student, I want to work hard do lots of work and get a good amount of outcome for my input, but whenever I work, or study, I cannot give full concentration also while giving exams, if i'm attempting a particular question, I feel like there is a barrier in my mind which is not letting me think about the solutions or question tricks, I feel I cannot cross that barrier and feel helpless. Please advise.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I am a student, I want to work hard do lots of work and get a good amount of outcome for my input, but whenever I wor...
Hi First try to under estimate yourself. Don' t compare urself with others. Accept yourself as you are. Do study you are ready to work hard is best part of u. Do pranayam regularly to calm yourself and to increase concentration also.
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Now a day's I feel mentally depressed due to my failure. We were loving each other for last 3 years. Help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Now a day's I feel mentally depressed due to my failure. We were loving each other for last 3 years. Help me.
Avoid the causes of depression. Try to put your mind busy in doing work. Make habbit of regular exercises or sport activities. Breathing exercises will make strong your mind. Eat a balanced diet. Take ashwaganda vati n bhrahmi vati tab 2 tms in day aftr meals. Hope my suggestion will help you.
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Sir what are the problems we should face if we suddenly stop smoking? Also how to avoid smoking?

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 just 20. You will not face any withdrawal symptoms or health consequences on suddenly leaving smoking. Quitting addictive substances is not an easytask. You can go for deaddiction therapy. But according to me, the best method would be, you quit the habbit now itself. Sustain the quitting with the help of self motivation. I suggest counseling and psychotherapy. Please consult a psychologist. Take care.
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I am feeling attracted to a girl so I can not concentrate on my studies. So what I do? Please tell me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You are only 17 years old and these attractions are common. You have to study and get a job and approach her, now have a frank talk with her.
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My friend is studying bams. He is suffering from lack of confident during exams. He had also done this type of mistake during his 12th standard. Now what should he does?

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 friend needs to understand what education and exams are. He will be able to do well in exams only if he learns well. Performance anxiety can ruin his result. He will be able to approach exams without anxiety if he takes performance anxiety alleviating counseling sessions. Let me know if he is willing to undertake counseling through mobile. Take care.
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Hi doctor, he married me saying that he loves me and has overcome his past.Now that v r married m feeling that he is still in his past,what should i do.I feel like taking divorce

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are making all this a huge mystery. What is this past all about? Why did you not check out whether he has cleared things from his past before marrying him? It is not enough to ?feel? that he is still in his past. You must know for sure, and then confront him. You cannot just run away from a marriage just like that. If you had married him expecting him to change, that itself is a mistake. You have to accept the person as he is and love him for what he is. Not for what you think you can make out of him. Now, talk to him and express your suspicions and verify your doubts, even if you have to set detective agencies on to him. Depending on what his past was, you could accept a new commitment, if he is serious and forgive him hoping he will change something that is changeable. The mystery of this past still baffles me. Is it that serious? There must be trust and acceptance of each other. Respect and commitment must be an essential part of your marital relationship. You need not compromise on these matters but check out the facts and lead him to a serious commitment.
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Hey. I am 18 years old. I am suffering from depression for quite a long time. 4-5 years. I have been diagnosed by conduct disorder. I have constant mood swings. I do not like to meet new people. I lie frequently. I am disgusted by people. I self harm. What should I do. I feel numb all the time now.

M. Sc Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counselling, Internship Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Greater Noida
Hey. I am 18 years old. I am suffering from depression for quite a long time. 4-5 years. I have been diagnosed by con...
Hi, Very often when we are stressed or depressed than multiple factors get compounded together and make it difficult for us to view our life objectively. Every new challenge seems too big to deal with and makes us feel worse or adds to our sense of misery, helplessness, hopelessness, anger or apathy. At such times it is good if we can go for regular counselling and therapy to a psychologist. You seem to be dealing with multiple concerns and I feel you may benefit from talking openly to someone who is supportive, listens to you with empathy, without any judgement and helps you address your concerns one by one. He or she would then also be able to help you enhance your coping skills so that you can deal with life more effectively. Please do not hesitate to seek the help of a psychologist/ counselor/ psychotherapist. It's the same as going to a doctor when we have a fever or other physical problem but somehow we hesitate when we have to seek help for emotional pain. Hope this helps and take care.
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I have back aching I work for bpo my job is to just sit. I lost my interest in many thing and started taking stress in all matter.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I have back aching I work for bpo my job is to just sit. I lost my interest in many thing and started taking stress i...
Most commonly, diagnoses of acute painful spinal conditions are nonspecific, such as neck or back strain, although injuries may affect any of several pain-sensitive structures, which include the disk, facet joints, spinal musculature, and ligamentous support. The origin of chronic back pain is often assumed to be degenerative conditions of the spine; however, controlled studies have indicated that any correlation between clinical symptoms and radiological signs of degeneration is minimal or nonexistent. Inflammatory arthropathy, metabolic bone conditions, and fibromyalgia are cited in others as the cause of chronic spine-related pain conditions. Homoeopathy offers quick, safe and permanent cure for any such conditions, you have to give your detailed case history to select correct medicine for you. Also change your lifestyle to a healthy one, go for regular exercise, eat more vegetables and fruits, drink plenty of water, try to relax for few minutes between work.
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I have been able to control my smoking habit, I been been able to curb it from 8 in a day to 3 in a day. Honestly I do wanna quit it or bring it down to 2 in a day, What I wish to know is how much does it affect it I consume 3 in a day, will it be equally destructive as it was before?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It will be less destructive to smoke less but the habit continues and that is what is a problem. When you are addicted, reduction is not much of an achievement. There is no such thing as a ‘little addiction’. So any attempt must be complete, abrupt, and immediate. Even a delay by 24 hours can sabotage the resolve. With epilepsy to boot, smoking a packet a day is a deadly addiction. But it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night! Since you want to quit I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Perseverance with it until you are completely over it, is the key. You are still young and all the ill-effects of the habit can be restored and you can regain a lot of the losses: monetarily too.
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I m 33 years old male suffering from ocd since last 10 years. What should I do to get cure?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person has persistent unwanted thoughts. This obsession with unwanted thoughts in the mind leads to distress and certain repeated behaviour or actions, with the compulsion to control that distress. This disorder is genetic or runs in families. Natural Homoeopathic medicines, with zero side effects, can of great help in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.The selection of the homoeopathic remedies are done on the basis of totality of symptoms . so please share your symptoms. good day, take care.
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I am mail 20 year old. I imagine a movie in my mind when I was 14. I add daily something new story in it. In 24 hours I thought near about 8 or 9 hour. Now I am in trouble. Whatever I learn my lesson from book I forgot soon. It seems that it is happening because of my imagination. Now it seems to me that I am nt normal. Every time I am in tension. I feel very hopeless. I want to spend my life happy. please sir give me some solutions.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am mail 20 year old. I imagine a movie in my mind when I was 14. I add daily something new story in it. In 24 hours...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remedy will be helpful. Your problem is permanently cure by ayurvedic treatment.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time.
Please ...
I understood your problem. Loosing close inmate will defntly show impact on mind& health. I do not say that forgetting is easy, but trying or deviating from those thoughts is easy, if you practice few methods like getting engaging in your favourite hobbies, conducting or attending work shops related to your interested feilds, reading, playing, working more hrs etc. Whenever you feel like depressed, you try to deviate with the other methods, watch movie, travel, chat, work. But do not let urself alone, which will aggravate your problem & moreover in this situation, spending time lonely will show deep impact on your mental/physical status. Practice meditation, pranayama, breathing techniques which will be taught in art of living etc, spiritual lessons, will help you feeling relaxed defntly. Remember that for evry problem, time is the best healer. In homeo, try to take ignatia medicine in 1m potency weekly one dose[6-8 pills] for 1 month.
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My friend have a habbit of smoking. How to make him quit smoking. Is it possible to make a chain smoker a non smoker?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Hello welcome here. I understand your concerns for your friend. Yes its possible to make chain smoker a nonsmoker. But the most important thing in this case is your friend's motivation to quit smoking. If the motivation is high, he can be helped to quit smoking. The withdrawal symptoms are managed by drugs like bupropion (prescription drug). Also, nicotine replacement therapies are available. These include chewing gums and patches. The patch is easy to use. It is just to be applied over a non-hairy area on body and helps in decreasing craving. If you have more queries concern me privately
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Whenever I try to sleep and close my eye. My mind keep on thinking about anything. Thats why I can not sleep and I have anxiety disorder. How to get rid of this?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Whenever I try to sleep and close my eye. My mind keep on thinking about anything. Thats why I can not sleep and I ha...
I can understand your worry because you are not getting enough sleep and you might not be getting up fresh in the morning to attend to your daily routine. Many people like to go through the days happenings or previous days and take stock to prepare for the next day or the future. Some people can manage thus with ease because they are confident and capable of assessing and evaluating situations. Others feel overwhelmed and anxious about the future because they don't feel prepared to face the future and ring themselves rather inadequate. They even think of the worst case scenario and believe that it'll happen. But mostly it's not true and sometimes there is exaggeration of the reality. 2. I suggest that before sleeping you do pranayama like bhramri and anulom vilom to reduce the number of thought coming and the related anxiety. Try breathing deeply to the count of 2-2-4 meaning inhale for 2 counts, hold breath for 2 counts and then exhale for 4 counts. Dothese pranayama for 15 min and then sleep. 3. I also suggest that you do a realistic evaluation of your problems and any discard any kind of exaggeration, generalisation, black and white thinking, irrational thoughts etc. Replace these thought with more appropriate and updated thoughts which are realistic and helpful. Remember that running away from any life challenge will only buy you temporary mental peace. Sooner or later the problem will come back in a different form. 4. Exercise everyday for 45 min to release natural neurotransmitters in the brain which reduce anxiety. This could be walking, dancing, running, gym, etc. 5. Reduce all junk and high sugar foods from your diet. Eat brain healthy foods rich in proteins, complex carbs and good fats. Junk food is directly linked to increased anxiety and insomnia. 6. Undergo counselling to learn to manage your problems more efficiently without feeling too anxious. Take care.
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How to Treat Depersonalization Disorder?

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry , Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
How to Treat Depersonalization Disorder?

A person suffering from depersonalization disorder often feels detached from their thoughts and is often faced with a steange feeling that you are being separated from your emotions and your body. Feeling disconnected from his or her surrounding environment is one of the main symptoms of depersonalization disorder. An affected person might feel like an alien, living in a world of fantasy and fear of getting crazy or depressed, anxious and panicky. A patient with depersonalization disorder does not lose his contact with reality and realizes that his perceptions are unreal. This health condition is a form of dissociative disorder, where the brain gets affected.

Treatment: People seeking treatment for depersonalization disorder are primarily concerned with the associated symptoms such as anxiety and disorder. Treatment is required when the disorder is recurring or long lasting, and when the symptoms cause severe distress. The aim of the treatment is to eliminate all causes of stress when the symptoms show up. The method of treatment depends on the nature of the triggers and on the severity of the symptoms. Here is a list of the most effective treatment methods:

  1. Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy is an effective treatment procedure for depersonalization disorder. Psychological techniques are used to help an affected person recognize his feelings and for communicating his thoughts to a therapist. Thoughts which may lead to depersonalization experience are expressed by a person in this process. Cognitive therapy is utilized for changing dysfunction thought patterns in an affected person.
  2. Medication: There are no medicines for the general treatment of depersonalization disorder. Several medicines are used to treat the symptoms. In patients who experience depression and severe anxiety, antidepressant and antianxiety medicines may be prescribed. Antipsychotic medicines are also used to cure disordered thinking and improper perception of reality.
  3. Family therapy: Family therapy educates the affected person's family about the disorder, its causes and the family members learn how to recognize the symptoms.
  4. Creative therapy: Creative therapies, such as art therapy or music therapy, enable a patient to recognize and express his feelings better in a creative and safe way.
  5. Clinical hypnosis: This process involves intense relaxation, concentration and focus of attention in order to achieve an altered state of consciousness. This makes a patient more aware, and he can explore his thoughts and feelings, which have been absent from his conscious mind.

Complete recovery from depersonalization disorder is possible for most of the patients. The symptoms go away by themselves after treatment. Treatment makes a person more effective in dealing with stress or trauma, which might act as triggers for further recurrence of this disorder. Treatment is necessary and avoiding treatment might cause severe complications later. It is recommended to consult a doctor for the best treatment measures.

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I had a breakup 4 months ago. And i am not able to let go of her or thinking about her.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Since she was a sexual partner, your obsession with your ex-partner is normal. You need to ignore this thought with CBT.
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I have a problem of images change from my mind this has happened from before last two years then you should tell me what should I do and what my mind status indicate to.

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 user. I can understand. Your mind's job is to think. If you allow you to think without having control over it, it will always wander into negative territories. You should train yourself to keep your thoughts under your control. Cognitive therapy will help you in this case. Take care.
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