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Dr. Jayakumar  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Jayakumar

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

18 Years Experience
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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. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 18 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - Psychiatry . 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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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1999
MD - Psychiatry - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2006
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English
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Psychiatric Society

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Hello I just tested hiv negative after 8 months of possible hiv risk exposure (two condoms protected sex at one time). I had tested 3 times for hiv all in different labs. Is there is still any changes to test positive from that exposure. Another problem is my anxiety How can I get rid from killing anxiety. I know I'm very likely to hiv negative Since I had protected sex plus I have 3 hiv negative results at 8 months of exposure. But for some reason I'm feeling too much anxiety about this issue sometimes feeling suicidal. Please help me I want to move on. But my deadly anxiety is killing me. Thanks for your Help.

MBBS, DPM, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Hello I just tested hiv negative after 8 months of possible hiv risk exposure (two condoms protected sex at one time)...
So to put it briefly. You had a stressor. And even after reasonably ruling out the possibility of contracting HIV you still cannot get over it. Excessive anxiety which is apparently out of proportion is a disorder, often triggered by a stressor, could be treated adequately with medicine or psychological measures, depending on the situation. Please contact Psychologist.
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Hii. I am going through some rough phase. Been into this since long. And m feeling this constant feeling of sadness and m getting anxiety attacks every single day. No interest in anything. There is some constant which jst do not goo whatever I get or whatever I do even if it is something that used to make me happy or can make any damn person happy it does not make me happy anymore. I always want to cry out I always want to jst run from everything. My hair has reduced to 1/4th of what they used to bcz of this stress. I am always out of energy.

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Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hii. I am going through some rough phase. Been into this since long. And m feeling this constant feeling of sadness a...
Dear lybrate-user, You may be suffering from a depressive disorder or some hormonal disorder. Both are fully treatable. You will enjoy life with treatment. Please consult a psychiatrist. She/he may ask for blood tests. After the diagnosis, may prescribe you with antidepressant tablets. Remember that antidepressant tablets take 2-3 weeks time to start giving benefit. The side effects may come earlier. If you tolerate for 2 weeks the side effects, you will feel good. Antidepressant tablets may be continued for few months after you improve. If there is hormonal imbalance, you may prescribed with replacement. It is along with antidepressant tablets.
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I take jolivel 50 mg contain opipramol twice a day for last 10 weeks .know doctor add dothip 50 mg .how long anxiety fully cure.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I take jolivel 50 mg contain opipramol twice a day for last 10 weeks .know doctor add dothip 50 mg .how long anxiety ...
You need to take medication as per your doctor's recommendation. Do not discontinue, alter, modify or change it in any way. Take it for the prescribed period of time. Premature termination of treatment can lead to relapse or worsening of symptoms. It becomes more difficult to treat after that.
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Sir I am very weak in reading but I am very interest to reading I am 12th class student. Mind is low sir.Please tell.

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YOu try these tips to study . 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings.
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What are symptoms of brain tumour? Is it happens by thinking a lot or getting angry and taking so much stress?

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What are symptoms of brain tumour? Is it happens by thinking a lot or getting angry and taking so much stress?
Hello, symptoms of brain tumours are different according to different location of the tumour in the brain. Some may have hearing difficulty, blurring of vision, head ache, difficulty talking etc. Brain tumours are not usually caused by the reasons which you mentioned in your question. It may increase the problem if there is existing tumour. Stress is known to case brain stroke which usually affects one side of the body which may be called as paralysis.
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How to deal with stress?

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (pursuing), BPTh/BPT, zumba fitness - sports nurtionist
Physiotherapist, Delhi
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Simple ways to deal with stress on your own

Hello everyone. My name is Dr. Achal Gupta and I am a physiotherapist for past 9 years. I am also a Heal Your Life teacher and life. My healing Centre is named Heaven of Health and it is in North Delhi. My center is equipped with latest important machines for best care services in a soothing and healing environment.

In my so many years of practice, I have seen that the fruits of every disease lie in the emotional and behavior pattern of the patience. And the disturbance of these emotions lie in lack of self-love. So I would like to tell you some of the ways to love yourself which I have also given in my book 'Seven Secrets of Loving Yourself'.

  • The first is to take care of your body. Your body is a temple you live in taking care of body and appreciating the physical world you are in. It really really helps a positive flow of energy through your body and your mind.
  • The second way of loving yourself is to be your own cheerleader. When you appreciate yourself and praise yourself your soul source high and the flow of positive energy is enormous through your being. ​
  • The Third way of loving yourself is claiming the power and the power is always in the present moment when we are focusing on the present moment and be mindful positively on the present.
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Hi I am 30 years old and habituated to smoke regularly say 9-11 cigarettes a day. I want to quit smoking but I can't. Any suggestions or ideas that can help me for quitting this habit?

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.
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There is some job related problem in my life. And its too long now. So I sometimes feel very sad and always depressed and thinks of suicide too.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
There is some job related problem in my life. And its too long now. So I sometimes feel very sad and always depressed...
Stress is a by product of our modern life style. Due to chronic stress you have a negative chain of thought repeating in your mind. The wonderful new is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do? Please let me know.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Overeating may be an underlying symptom. This needs to be looked into in detail. Certain people over eat in emotionally testing times, stress, while others do so chronically. It is essential that you understand that limiting portions may make you hungry again and again, but there is no harm in eating smaller meals at regular intervals. Infact its better. Your weight and height point out that you are quite underweight and the bmi ratio is about 14.3, which is quite low. I would recommend a thyroid function test for you, if despite eating big meals, you aren't putting on weight. Detailed examination is a must for you.
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I don't know why, that some times I don't know what I was doing. Eg :suppose if I run for a certain distance at the end I think like did I run till now.

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I don't know why, that some times I don't know what I was doing. Eg :suppose if I run for a certain distance at the e...
take vegetarian diet reduce spicy food and avoid fast food stuffs and do pranayama regularly for 41 days . you will feel a better you rising up
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Is My Mind Normal?

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, de addiction
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Is My Mind Normal?

The most evolving and ever changing thing in the world is Mind. From primates to the least level of living beings, Mind governs all the major functions of body. Psychiatry as a medical science has now grown beyond the Psychological aspects of mind like conscious and subconscious to more of brain mapping. The last decade has show biological (neurotransmitters) basis of mind and its related functions. But why we need to discuss about Mind and its Normality?

The question is that every day media is flooded with stress, depression, rage, hit and run, Addiction, sexual assaults, calamities and other events that influence us so much. Also, some media believe in positive news that also make an impact spreading positive vibes to make us relax. This diversity of stimuli around us makes our Mind do its basic function i.e generating thoughts and related emotions. With experiences and feedbacks from people, others and our own inner values; complexity builds up and we become refined each day. We often tend to think of our mind as a separate entity, but the mind and the body are linked and just like our body, the mind too is susceptible to illnesses.

This susceptibility varies from person to person and there are few factors which makes a person more susceptible, I would say vulnerable to illness or symptoms related to Mind. These factors range from birth, upbringing, childhood experiences, schooling, family environment, job and work areas, career struggles, relationship issues, addictions, genetic make up of a person, catastrophic and negative life events, financial condition, social and religious norms to multiple other factors. That is why a person gets surprised and moves into a reason finding state about what went wrong and when?

So how to know when Mind is Normal or not and what is Normality. As far as psychiatry is concerned,a normal Mental Health means the successful performance of mental functions, in terms of thought, mood, and behavior that results in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with others, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with adversity. Any deviations from this can be put into abnormal mental or mind functioning, provided that it is at par with cultural and regional beliefs and traditions. An example of this can be, having a healthy child is God’s blessing to us, may be disregarded by science driven people as a genetic make up that defines child’s health.

Any deviations in emotions, thoughts, behavior, perception, consciousness about self and surrounding, memory, mood, concentration, reasoning, etc that affect functioning of a person in areas of job, work, relationship and others can be considered in categories known as psychiatric disorders. The following are few of the warning signs which a person should consider when thinks about Normal Mind functioning –

  1. Withdrawal: Recent social withdrawal and lack of interest in others are a common sign that you may have a problem in hand.
  2. Drop in functioning: There is a sudden unusual drop in functioning at school, work or other social activities such as withdrawing from sports, failing in school or difficulty in performing ordinary tasks.
  3. The problem with thinking: You face complications with concentration, memory or rational thoughts and speech that are hard to explain.
  4. Increased sensitivity: There is a heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or physical contact and a tendency to avoid stimulating situations.
  5. Apathy: There is a loss of desire or initiative to participate in any social activity.
  6. Feeling disconnected: You experience a vague feeling of detachment from yourself or your surrounding and a sense of unreality encircles you (paranoia or hallucinations).
  7. Illogical thinking: You have an exaggerated belief about your personal powers to understand meanings or influence events. You suffer from irrational or magical thinking, typical of childhood in an adult.
  8. Nervousness: You have a feeling of fear, you are skeptical of others or have a strong nervous feeling.
  9. Sleep or appetite changes: You experience sleep disorders, significant tiredness and appetite changes and even decline in personal care.
  10. Mood swings: There are rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings ranging from excessive anger; hostility or violence to suicidal thoughts.

So to summarize, Mind is a dynamic process with biological basis. It always easy to find fault and pin point abnormality. Over concern and Over analytical thinking enhances this abnormal seeking behavior. Better to be aware of warning signs, try to gain balance in life and help oneself and others to be in a state of Normal Mind. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Hi I am 20 year' s old. I can' t take life seriously. I am getting many chances to succeed but I don' t know they are slipping out of my hand. I am losing confidence. How to regain the confidence and be successful

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, great to hear that you are willing to be a successful person. You have many chances towards success but you are unable to get hold of it. I understand. This happens because of your wrong attitude and approach. Attitudinal therapy is your answer. Please ask a private question tome with every details and I will help you. Take care.
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I am suffering from fever last night and pain my chest, hand almost full body pain and vomiting last night what I can do plss help.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I am suffering from fever last night and pain my chest, hand almost full body pain and vomiting last night what I can...
Take tab combiflam twice a day after meals for fever but it is advisable that you get investigated for fever to get its proper treatment.
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I am 19 years old, having headache, body paining, vomiting. How should I forget to eat the tobacco? I want to live a healthy life without having tobacco, so how should I forget to eat this kind of things?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 19 years old, having headache, body paining, vomiting. How should I forget to eat the tobacco? I want to live a ...
Definitely mind matters most importantly u hv decided to leave that itself is good mind change do focus into ur mind firmly do. Do learn stretching and Strengthening exercises from Neuro Physiotherapist Best Wishes
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I am 18 years old. I have a extreme depression due to the study. So what can I do in this case.

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 18 years old. I have a extreme depression due to the study. So what can I do in this case.
Dear lybrate user. You do not have depression. This is stress. Take rest. Go for some outdoor games. Get entertained. Do not study continuously. Get enough sleep. Take care.
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Hi I am 29 years old woman, 4 years back I got married, initially we both were very happy with each others company, after 3 months I got conceived. Since then he started rejecting me. But i'm not able to understand the reason. He never allow me to touch his phone. He has lots of girl friends. Accidentally if I see his phone there will be a chat with his friends, he never talk to me with love and care. I am getting dipressed day by day. He loves his mother. My mom and his mom were childhood friends. I think he married me for the sake of his mother, but what right he has to disturb my life. He will never change but want to live happyly in all conditions.

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 , I am equally disappointed with your fate. But I need to know more about your husband and his behavior. Please post a private question to me with all those behavior patterns. Let me assess. Take care.
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Can anxiety disorder cause heart pain or hand pain or uterus pain? Is it dangerous from my life? What should I prefer medicine allopathic, homeopathic & ayurveda for somatization disorder?

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Can anxiety disorder cause heart pain or hand pain or uterus pain? Is it dangerous from my life? What should I prefer...
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