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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.
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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 got an attention problem which comes commonly in this age but I am overly suffering by it.

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 got an attention problem which comes commonly in this age but I am overly suffering by it.
Dear lybrate-user. As you are aware, attention problems are common in adolescent period. You have to be creative in your task, dedicated and enthusiastic, thefeby you can improve attention. Take care.
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Sir/ma'm. I have tried many times to quit smoking. But after some day start it again. How to quit smiking. What will be my strategy to combat this urge.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. You can ask me privately. Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. 31st May is ?World No Tobacco Day? Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.ncer or asthmatic lung diseases. 31st May is ?World No Tobacco Day? and IMA will come out with a weeklong health education activities for the public, Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.
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I am having trouble in interacting with peoples. I am very gloomy all the time. I am experiencing trouble in speaking to even my family members. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am having trouble in interacting with peoples. I am very gloomy all the time. I am experiencing trouble in speaking...
You do appear to be having symptoms of depression. Would recommend that you have an assessment by a psychiatrist as it can improve with appropriate treatment. You are likely to require medicines and/or counselling depending upon your assessment. Best of luck.
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Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is connected with the mental health of the patient and is usually seen in the way the patient perceives himself or herself. This has a deep impact on the brain and overall functioning of the patient. It leads to problems in the personal life and relationships of the patient. These problems are usually triggered by a fear of abandonment. Let us explore the signs and symptoms of this condition to understand it in a better manner:

  1. Discouraging Attitude: One of the earliest signs of this disorder includes having an attitude that is very discouraging. This attitude may remain limited to the patient or may extend to the people around him or her.
  2. Self-Identity: This disorder has a marked impact on the self-identity of the patient. There is usually a rapid decline in the way the patient may view himself or herself. A self-deprecating attitude will usually be seen among patients suffering from this condition, where the self-esteem hits an all-time low along with low self-confidence.
  3. Relationships: Whether it the patient's personal relationships, family, friends or work based relationships, there will be a sharp decline in the quality of interactions that the patient indulges in, due to this disorder. The interactions and dynamics of all relationships will usually take on an intense turn as the patient will have varied unfounded concerns that come from the fear of abandonment. This usually stems from some form of childhood trauma triggered by parental separation or loss.
  4. Impulsive Behavior: Patients suffering from this disorder will also display impulsive behavior that may lead to gambling, and other risky behavior. This kind of behavior can usually lead to accidents and losses as well as further lowering of the sense of self-esteem that the patient may experience. Also, abuse and binge eating are some of the symptoms of this kind of behavior.
  5. Suicidal threats: There may be threats of suicide by patients who are suffering from this disorder. This usually happens because most of these patients end up feeling lost and empty, which makes them think that their life and all its activities are completely futile. If you happen to meet someone who consistently talks about how useless he or she is and how nothing in life seems to have a purpose, then you may want to recommend this person to a psychiatrist as these are the earliest signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder.
  6. Mood swings: The patient will also suffer from intense mood swings. These could last up to several days and even weeks. These mood swings could go from happiness to severe anxiety and even shame. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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I don't know that I suffering depression but I feel laziness and disorder mentality. I have lost my self confidence in any work and not remember study material.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I don't know that I suffering depression but I feel laziness and disorder mentality. I have lost my self confidence i...
Lybrate-user ups and down are many times part of normal life. As a human being we do feel demotivated and lack of self confidance and self esteem as a result of certain life incidents and situations. If that is the case then accepting whatever you are feeling is the first step. There is no value judgement for either yourself or others in this acceptance. Second step then is to do something small yet significant on a daily basis which could help you bring back the interest and engagement. Gradually adding more things on a daily basis which you engage in, to increase positivity and interest. If you are feeling this kind of low feeling for more than 6 months now then I would strongly recommend you to contact clinical psychologist for a consultation and further assessment of the situation. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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Hello I am a 26 year old female . Three years back I put on weight due to pressure of exams and stress .Previously I was 59 kgs and my height is 5" 5 . I recently weighed myself and I was shocked to see that I put on 20 kgs . Currently I weigh 80 kgs . M extremely concerned . My wedding is in december . Kindly suggest me what to do ? I wanna lose 20 kgs before december.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Hello I am a 26 year old female . Three years back I put on weight due to pressure
of exams and stress .Previously I ...
You are doing mistake in stress level. Because of stress you are taking excessive food. Due to that your weight may increase. Some persons unable to control stress level they are taking excessive food. It may caused for obesity. No problem. Better to control food. Maintain diet. Take small meals two or three times. Do not take night time food. Take chapathi. Do not sit in home. Go to market or friends home. Better to walk. Do skipping in home. Walking and running helpful. Be happy always. Do not feel about weight. Be friendly with others. If you think about weights it may leads to some other problems. So do not think. Maintain diet and good excercises. Ok best of luck.
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My boy friend was a chain smoker 9 months before. He was smoking 5 to 6 cigarettes per day for nearly 3 years. Then he gradually decreased the count day by day due to my continuous compulsion. I personally hate smokers to the core. He said to me that he totally stopped smoking for the past 4 months. How to find whether it is true or not? Is there any way to find out that he is lining to me that he stopped it and still doing it when I am not around? Pls help me find it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, There are few physical sign in smokers who smoke cigarette, try to find out those ones: -One of the most common and immediate symptoms of smoking is the persistent smokers' cough. The cough is usually the worst in the morning and lessens throughout the day. -Teeth of smokers show brownish black staining from inside and yellow discoloration from outside. -While yellowing teeth may take some time to appear, smoking cigarettes can cause yellow stains on the fingers and fingernails almost immediately. -A wheezing sound can indicate several different physical conditions, but one of them is damaged airways/lungs from smoking. ­-Shortness of breath is a tell-tale sign of a smoker. -Smokers are more prone to getting certain respiratory diseases like colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia. -Lips have a bluish-black discoloration in heavy smokers. -Premature wrinkling: ‘Crows feet’, ‘cobblestone wrinkles’, ‘smoker's face’: Crow's feet is the prominent lines and wrinkles starting from the corner of the eyes. Cobblestone wrinkles are wrinkles that run down at the back of the neck. Smokers also produce matrix metalloproteinase in excess, which degrades collagen and skin loses elasticity as a result. A typical “smoker's face” showing dryness of skin, wrinkles originating from the sides of eyelids running up to cheek called “crow's feet”, wrinkles in front of the ears, and wrinkles running down the neck. -Nodular elastosis of skin with comedone formation. -Multiple open and closed comedones (black heads) over forehead and furrowed wrinkled skin, produced by chronic sun exposure and heavy smoking. Multiple open and closed comedones are present in the periorbital and temporal areas with yellowish discoloration, yellowish nodules, atrophy, wrinkles, and furrows. The eruption is usually bilaterally symmetrical. No inflammation is present, unlike the comedones seen in acne vulgaris. Apart from physical signs and symptoms, the other signs can also help you: -See if their clothes (or hair) smells like smoke. -Look for burn holes in the carpet, in their car, and in their clothing. -If they use mouthwash or gum more frequently.
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I am so weak of heavy walking and body pains and laziness which of the medicines are help to lose the pain and laziness?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am so weak of heavy walking and body pains and laziness which of the medicines are help to lose the pain and laziness?
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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My name is divyansh I have depression I tried some medicine but didn't relief please suggest me some effective medicines.

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
My name is divyansh I have depression I tried some medicine but didn't relief please suggest me some effective medici...
Ksheer bala 101 capsules 2 caps thrice a day saraswatarishtam 30 ml + 30 ml water after meals twice daily bhrami vati with gold 1 tab twice daily apply bala ashwagandhadi oil at head and massage for 10 mins do it for 20 days and reply as the medicines needs to be altered as per the response.
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I am a 21 year old man I feel alot of nervousness during night I think I am depressed but people say it is a disease but I want to help others to maintain positiveness. What should I adi.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 21 year old man I feel alot of nervousness during night I think I am depressed but people say it is a disease ...
YOu feel nervous due to the stress of work or relations and you may benefit by proper counselling and antidepressants
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I am 32 years old married male I and my wife want a baby. After 1st month of our marriage she was pregnant we did medical abortion at home by consultation with doctor and took pills unwanted kit. Now its 1 year we want to have a baby. Last month we tried but this month she had period. Is there a problem? What to do please help me. We must try again this month or consult with doctor is anything serious problem.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
You are unnecessarily getting anxious. You both are young. There is on need to worry. If seeing a doctor helps you woth your anxiery then You may just go and consult a family physician to make sure your general health is okay. You have only tried once. Keep trying and soon you will succeed. Below are some tips for both your wife and you. Happy trying. Remember the more you are relax while having sex the better your chances. So enjoy and learn some scientific ways to increase your chances to get pregnant. For wife--- When you're trying to conceive, eat nutritious foods, maintain a healthy weight, get regular exercise, and try to kick any bad habits such as drinking or smoking. Limit your caffeine intake to less than 200 milligrams a day. Any more than that may contribute to fertility problems. The biggest secret to getting pregnant quickly is knowing when you ovulate (release an egg from your ovary). You ovulate only once each menstrual cycle, and there are just a few days during that time when it's possible to conceive. Knowing when you ovulate means that you and your partner can time intercourse to have the best chance of getting pregnant that cycle. You can use a few different methods to figure out when you ovulate. Google will help you with the tools to figure out your ovulation cycle. Once you know the timeframe your egg is likely to be released from your ovary, you can plan to have sex during your most fertile days, which is usually about three days before ovulation through the day you ovulate. You have a range of days for baby-making sex because sperm can survive for three to six days in your body. Where as your egg survives for only about a day. That means if you have sex on Sunday, sperm can survive in your fallopian tubes until Wednesday – or even as late as Saturday. If you're not sure when your fertile period will be, just have sex every other day. This means you'll have healthy sperm in your fallopian tubes whenever your egg gets released. Sperm have the best shot of fertilizing an egg when they're healthy, strong, and plentiful. Your husband can do several things to help: Cut back on alcohol. Studies show that drinking daily can lower testosterone levels and sperm counts, increasing the number of abnormal sperm. Skip chewing  tobacco and smoking. These can cause poor sperm function. Try to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity can lower sperm count and slow down sperm. Get enough of certain key nutrients – like zinc, folic acid, calcium, and vitamins C and D – that help create strong and plentiful sperms.  Hope this helps Wishing you very best.
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Tell me about ocd my doctor told me that I have. Repeated thoughts are irritating.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly. Consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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I want to know how I should come out of masturbation on daily basis I masturbate on daily basis and now I realize I deliver ejaculation quite earlier, it takes just few nominal minutes as well as my eye vision is getting blurred. After talking to my girlfriend I feel to masturbate. How should I come out of this addiction? Or, it is all just a myth in my mind towards masturbation? Kindly reply me as early as possible.

MBBS,MD(medicine), PGDS(sexology), Fellowship in sexual medicines
Sexologist, Jaipur
I want to know how I should come out of masturbation on daily basis
I masturbate on daily basis and now I realize I d...
Mastrubation will make your penis weak and also decrease your sexual and physical stamina. It's hard to control this bad habit but we provide some really herbal and natural prepared medicines to control this habbit and to regain your sexual stamina back and physical too.
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I had been drinking alcohol for 25 year, now I quit my alcohol, now I have headache every time and I lost my apatite completely .I do not feel hungry, is it withdrwl effect, I have also somewhat acidity, what happen with me pls tell me sir?

M.Sc., HDS, CESP, APA (USA)
Psychologist, Ambala
I had been drinking alcohol for 25 year, now I quit my alcohol, now I have headache every time and I lost my apatite ...
It can be withdrawal symptom. First of all you should consult a Physician with specialization in Drugs de addiction. Or a psychiatrist who deals in drugs de addiction. You should also receive Psychological Counseling as It also can be Psychosomatic.
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Dear sir, I'm underweight, because of anxiety and unnecessary confusion , my weight is gradually reducing. If you tell me know the dangers of anxiety, I'll try to avoid it permanently. Pls pls. I'm very confused in this connection. Pls pls pls tell me the danger of anxiety to human body.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear sir, I'm underweight, because of anxiety and unnecessary confusion , my weight is gradually reducing. If you tel...
Dear lybrate user...Scientifically anxiety leads to weight gain and not weight loss. Anxiety or any kind of stress leads to elevation of blood cortisol and this hormone is responsible to increase weight particularly in the waist region of the body. What I perceive in your case is that you are not able to gain weight and this makes you feel anxious in social situations. Anxiety is a normal phenomenon and is essential to survive and take appropriate actions once situations demands, but it is the excess than the situation appropriate anxiety that is harmful and needs to be targeted. Neurobiologically excess of anxiety or stress leads to increase in the hormone cortisol and having high cortisol is not good for our body systems. High cortisol leads to high blood sugar level and in long rul may cause Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Attacks, Stroke and paralysis, Hypertension and many more. So managing stress in life is very essential for being healthy. Learning Stress Management in life will definitely help you. Be in touch for learning more stuff. Take care
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5 Ways your Pet can Relieve You from Depression

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
5 Ways your Pet can Relieve You from Depression

Having pets around not only makes you feel better, but also teaches you compassion, empathy and loyalty. Spending quality time with your pets tends to have a positive effect on your mood and mental health. Pets can act as great stress relievers and actually uplift your mood when are depressed.

Connecting with your pet instantly improves your mood and makes you forget your worries with their unconditional love and care. Here are 5 ways in which your pet can relieve depression and make you feel better.

1. A healthy heart: If you own a dog, you are less likely to get heart diseases. Spending time with your dog, going for walks and jogs, playing in the park, etc. will keep you active and maintain a normal blood pressure. Activities with your pets will also curb any sadness in your heart, at least for the moment. You will have a routine to follow, and this will keep you distracted from your source of depression.


2. Stress relief: Petting your pet dog, cat or rabbit will soothe your mind and help you get rid of any kind of stress. Depression causes a lot of stress, and if you hug or lay down with your dog, you are likely to feel better and get much more relieved from stress. A relaxation hormone is released by the body which brings down stress levels.

3. Pets enable you to connect socially: If you are depressed, you may feel like connecting with new people for feeling better. Your pets can help you with this. If you walk down a road with your dog, it is likely that people approach you and start a conversation with you. 

4. A better mood: If you are depressed for a long time, getting a pet dog can change your life. Pet owners are happy people and are more trustworthy than normal people. If you feel lonely and depressed, a pet dog can provide you better company and happiness than a human at times. You will have a new meaning in life and would love to take care of your pet and raise him healthy. Your general mood will be much improved.

5. Unconditional love: The best thing about pets and especially dogs is that they will love you unconditionally. No matter what you do, they will always love you the most and come to you wagging their tail. A loving touch has an incredible healing power and hugging your pets will make you happy and less depressed.

Pets are an amazing way to get relief from depression. Having a pet around makes any atmosphere much livelier. Raising a pet is like raising a child, and thus you will remain distracted and won’t have time to think about your reason for depression.

Sir my friend done a smoking daily& also other stuff. What is sign nd symptoms of cancer? Nd wt is precautions?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
dear sir, smoking is the biggest killer in cases of cancer and one of the commonest cause of cancers. cancer presents as a painless lump ,ulceration, bleeding, weightloss, difficulty in swallowing etc. depending on the area effected. one has to avoid any kind of known carcinogenic substances like smoking tobacco, alcohol,pollution , pesticides etc. eat healthy food and do regular exercise.
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Hi I have already been here for my health issues and I received very helpful suggestions. Last time I discussed about my depression and anxiety attack issue and most of the experts advised me to do meditation but I found that when I meditate it didn't help me out in this. In mid of this period I was recovering from this but few days back I start feeling low and exhausted and defeated again. Even this time I feel like something is pinning in my heart is it can be due to tension. Please help me in this what can I do. Thanks in advance.

M.D, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I have already been here for my health issues and I received very helpful suggestions. Last time I discussed about...
Hi lybrate-user. Neurotic spectrum disorders can present with a variety of symptoms. Some of which have been listed in various books and diagnostic classifications. However, they do not constitute the exhaustive list and thus anxiety and depression can be of several different forms some of which we may not even know. The art of effective treatment is to have a flexible and customized approach. Unfortunately, people practicing one specific technique/system prefer their own ways. But it may not be as simple as that. Therefore, if you do not find help or inadequate support from one way, we should look for another ways. There are many including pharmacotherapies, psychotherapies, meditation based interventions and so on. What helps in a specific case has to be found out. Please visit a near psychiatrist/clinical psychologist and try to find a more suitable/effective technique for yourself under the expert guidance. All the best.
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I am into men feet fetish. How can I distract my mind from it? Is it weird having such fetish.. Should I consult a doctor.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am into men feet fetish. How can I distract my mind from it?
Is it weird having such fetish..
Should I consult a do...
A fetish is when a person is sexually aroused by certain objects, body parts, or situations that are not usually considered sexual by the mainstream culture. Anything can be a fetish, and having a sexual fetish is not uncommon. To enjoy your fetish, start by accepting that it's a natural part of your sexual desire, and learn to communicate your sexual needs openly. If you and your partner are uncomfortable talking about your fetish, consider counseling from a sex-positive therapist.
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