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Dr. Jayakumar

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I am 53 years old, I am suffering from depression and ocd since 2005, taking medicines from the psychiatrist from the last 10 years. I am also suffering from insomnia and I cannot sleep without medicines. Please let me know whether depression, insomnia and ocd are curable or not.

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Hello , as you are following the instructions given by your doctor you are doing it. As such with the above duration mentioned these are controllable but one can not say that these are not curable. Most of the time one may need to take medicines life long also. This may not be applicable to you, I am generalizing the issue and mentioning you.

What are way to improve brain thinking capacity? What's it's treatment or natural treatment.

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
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Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.

I am a student. Can you tell how can I concentrate more on studies. please help me sir.?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, do yoga meditation exercises, 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. 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. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.

Some medication to quit smoking so that one can just dislike to smoke a cigarette and or ganja/ charts.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE 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. Which can be prescribed if asked personally 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. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 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.

I am having severe mood swings problem. Sometime too happy, sometimes too irritated, sometimes feel like kill myself or other person. What should i do ? Please advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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I am having severe mood swings problem. Sometime too happy, sometimes too irritated, sometimes feel like kill myself ...
You need to rush to meet with a counselor first and then perhaps on that person’s recommendation you may have to meet with a psychiatrist. The earlier the intervention, the better the prognosis. All the symptoms and the mood swings are not sounding too good. I also suggest that you take your parents with you. They will be able to throw some insight into your developmental history to come to some understanding of your condition. Life is very precious and your condition will prompt these type of feelings and reactions. Do not encourage those thoughts and when you meet with the counselor you must make mention of your violence towards yourself and others. God forbid that it should become an impulse and a precious life may become lost. Please get actively involved in vigorous exercise, have a healthy diet, and make sure that you get at least 8 hours of sleep every day. Whatever you do, always remember to be responsible, to be respectful, and to be functional. Pray to god regularly and learn to love yourself, if nobody else does. Please cooperate with both the therapies until you have fully recovered. A neglected condition can get so bad that you will not be in a position to judge for yourself and then others may have to make decisions for you, forever!

I am 47 years old male non diabetic non hypertension non thyroid, 5.8 feet height and 75 to 80 kgs weight most sensitive person suffering from acrophobia I mean fear of heights. Thus cannot drive on mountain slopes cannot use glass elevators and am afraid of third fourth story Windows and balconies. I already tried to expose myself to heights but of no use. Please prescribe necessary medication?

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
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I am 47 years old male non diabetic non hypertension non thyroid, 5.8 feet height and 75 to 80 kgs weight most sensit...
Dear, the best method is to keep away from those circumstances. With the help of medicines, you may temporarily overcome the hysteria and anxiety, but that is not a permanent cure. Slowly, when time passes, you will overcome this problem. Take care.

How can I get rid of self consciousness? I am suffering from it a lot. Please help me.

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
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How can I get rid of self consciousness?
I am suffering from it a lot.
Please help me.
Dear , I think you are worried about your ego. I can understand. Ego is actually negative self consciousness. Positive self conscious or self confidence or self esteem or self respect are always good. Problem happens when you negative ones. I suggest you to have an online counseling. Take care.

My daughter stays in hostel away from house.She has been alloted a sharing room with two girls,but at night she doesn't sleep in her room but in others room,we have requested to change the room,they changed but still she doesn't sleep in her room,we are worried because if we ask about it she doesn't give any convince able answer.May be she is on some addiction,we want to help her but don't know how to do?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
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Hello Teenagers are getting into bad things now a days. Those staying in hostel, are more prone to get it. Being as a hosteler, I can personally feel what all is going in your mind. Well, ask her friendly the reason behind sleeping in others room & in case if you are not satisfied, follow the friends of your daughter on Facebook. What ever teenagers they do, they are keen of posting and sharing on social media to gain publicity. Rest, you can simply follow her without letting her down. She may lost her moral. Be calm and try to become friend of your daughter. Spend more time with her. Start taking her to shopping and other places, so that she would start spending more time with you. This is how one will get to know the reason behind her activities. Sometimes, when a person doesn't gets love/attention from family, he runs here and there to get attention/love/care. Start giving her full attention. Hope she will come back on right platform soon.

We have got engaged and I had a gerlfriend earlier. Will it be correct to discuss about her to my would be?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Try to figure out discussing with your pnew partner. be open. follow some the following guidelines: Solutions That Can Save a Relationship. Communication All relationship problems stem from poor communication, You can't communicate while you're checking your BlackBerry, watching TV, or flipping through the sports section" Sex Even partners who love each other can be a mismatch, sexually,lack of sexual self-awareness and education worsens these problems. But having sex is one of the last things you should give up. "Sex" "brings us closer together, releases hormones that help our bodies both physically and mentally, and keeps the chemistry of a healthy couple healthy" Problem-solving strategies: Plan, plan, plan. Money Money problems can start even before the wedding vows are exchanged. They can stem, for example, from the expenses of courtship or from the high cost of a wedding. Problem-solving strategies: Be honest about your current financial situation. If things have gone south, continuing the same lifestyle is unrealistic.Don't approach the subject in the heat of battle. Instead, set aside a time that is convenient and non-threatening for both of you.Acknowledge that one partner may be a saver and one a spender, understand there are benefits to both, and agree to learn from each other's tendencies.Don't hide income or debt. Bring financial documents, including a recent credit report, pay stubs, bank statements,policies, debts, and investments to the table.Don't blame.Construct a joint budget that includes savings.Decide which person will be responsible for paying the monthly bills.Allow each person to have independence by setting aside money to be spent at his or her discretion.Decide upon short-term and long-term goals. It's OK to have individual goals, but you should have family goals, too.Talk about caring for your parents as they age and how to appropriately plan for their financial needs if needed. Struggles Over Home Chores Most partners work outside the home and often at more than one job. So it's important to fairly divide the labor at home. Problem-solving strategies: Be organized and clear about your respective jobs in the home, "Write all the jobs down and agree on who does what" Be fair so no resentment builds.Be open to other solutions, she says If you both hate housework, maybe you can spring for a cleaning service. If one of you likes housework, the other partner can do the laundry and the yard. You can be creative and take preferences into account -- as long as it feels fair to both of you. Not Making Your Relationship a Priority If you want to keep your love life going, making your relationship a focal point should not end when you say "I do" "Relationships lose their luster. So make yours a priority. Problem-solving strategies: Do the things you used to do when you first met. Show appreciation, compliment each other, contact each other through the day, and show interest in each other. Schedule time together on the calendar, Say "thank you"appreciate" It lets your partner know that they matter. Conflict Occasional conflict is a part of life. . The same lousy situations keep repeating day after day -- it's time to break free of this toxic routine. When you make the effort, you can lessen the anger and take a calm look at underlying issues. Problem-solving strategies: You and your partner can learn to argue in a more civil, helpful manner . Make these strategies part of who you are in this relationship. Realize you are not a victim. It is your choice whether you react and how you react.Be honest with yourself. When you're in the midst of an argument, are your comments geared toward resolving the conflict, or are you looking for payback? If your comments are blaming and hurtful, it's best to take a deep breath and change your strategy.Change it up. If you continue to respond in the way that's brought you pain and unhappiness in the past, you can't expect a different result this time. Just one little shift can make a big difference. If you usually jump right in to defend yourself before your partner is finished speaking, hold off for a moments. You'll be surprised at how such a small shift in tempo can change the whole tone of an argument.Give a little; get a lot. Apologize when you're wrong. Sure it's tough, but just try it and watch something wonderful happen. "You can't control anyone else's behavior. "The only one in your charge is you" Trust Trust is a key part of a relationship. Do you see certain things that cause you not to trust your partner? Or do you have unresolved issues that prevent you from trusting others? Problem-solving strategies: Be consistent.Be on time.Do what you say yent.Be sensitive to the other's feelings. You can still disagree, but don't discount how your partner is feeling.Call when you say you will.Call to say you'll be home late.Carry your fair share of the workload.Don't overreact when things go wrong.Never say things you can't take back.Don't dig up old wounds.Respect your partner's boundaries.Don?t be jealous.Be a good listener. Even though there are always going to be problems in a relationship you both can do things to minimize marriage problems, if not avoid them altogether. First, be realistic. Thinking your mate will meet all your needs -- and will be able to figure them out without your asking -- is a Hollywood fantasy. "Ask for what you need directly" Next, use humor -- learn to let things go and enjoy one another more. Finally, be willing to work on your relationship and to truly look at what needs to be done. Don't think that things would be better with someone else. Unless you address problems, the same lack of skills that get in the way now will still be there and still cause problems no matter what relationship you're in.

Sir mujhe bhaut gussa aata hai mujhe bp hai par me tablet leta hu eslomet 2.5 or mera bp bhi normal rahta hai mujhe kuch suggestion dijea.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
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I think you are suffering from emotion labile hypertension. At this you starting an anti-hypertensive it not good. You need counselling and if required medication to control the aggressive thought process.

Some days im feeling not better feel very tired and feeling lazy or stress why? I feeling light dizzy and light pain neck and back some before 3 year.

MBBS, DPM
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Some days im feeling not better feel very tired and feeling lazy or stress why?
I feeling light dizzy and light pain ...
Dear Akash, It may be depression. Depression has variations during day or week or year. Please answer the following questionnaire and get back to me. Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (BPHQ) Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days 3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television h. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual i. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way

Sir actually I have bad habit of smoking so I want to quit, so please give me some suggestions.

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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.

Hello doctor, since the past 1 month because of some issues at work I am feeling low. and I breakdown all the time. I am desperately looking out for a new job but there are no opportunities in hand rite now so im feeling depressed. I cant concentrate on work n I feel really low. I have sleepless nights n im becoming forgetful. I cant remember things. Please help

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
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Dear , you already know the reason for your low mood. Once you get a new job, your depression will be cured. But you should learn to adjust with the present situation till you get a new job. Don' t worry. Time will take care of that. Please assure that you don' t obsess with what happened. You may consult a psychological counselor. Take care.

When ever I see any girl who is attractive I feel like having sex with her and I always master bate more can you suggest any methods to control my thoughts.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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When ever I see any girl who is attractive I feel like having sex with her and I always master bate more can you sugg...
There is no need to be alarmed to this extent but you do need to develop some control over these desires because if left unattended and if you indulge in it, you may feed into impulses where you may one day lose control. Between the ages of 16 to 18 years, for a duration of almost exactly two years, all boys and girls will have a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Due to this hormone there are three identified effects, all because of this chemical: you will become sexually active; you will become aggressive and rebellious; and you will all suffer acne and pimple problems. You have no choice because this is a body clock mechanism that gets activated and over the two years that it prevails, it will gradually subside and return to normal. But during this time you could (driven by the hormones) do something inadvertent that there may be no turning the clock back. So you need to exercise control and channelize this energy through games and sports and hobbies. Also, you would have developed secondary sexual characteristics and they seek to be used and seek fulfillment. Again this is not a problem but the drive can be very bad for those who do not have sufficiently well-developed value systems or a good conscience. These kids can lose control and become reckless. Most kids have a problem, like you do, around their sexual urges and may resort to acting out in the form of masturbation, pornography, and other sexual exploits. If you indulge in any of these you can get into a guilt trip or develop an addiction that may plague you for a long time. There is no threat to your mental well being. Your character will certainly be tested, and it will reflect your development in this regard. The best thing to do is to get a sex education from a counselor and ask all the questions you wish answered. Otherwise, you will want to experiment or seek information from your peers who are not adequately qualified to really do justice to your queries.

Namaste. My father is suffering from knee pain for 1year esp. During folding it. He is taking tablets for tension problem but it is not a serious problem for him. Only some time he get tensed up but he is very kalm. What shall he do for knee pain?

COMT, MPTh/MPT
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Namaste. My father is suffering from knee pain for 1year esp. During folding it. He is taking tablets for tension pro...
I understand you concern for your father. You can advice your father to start doing some aerobic or yoga so that his tension will be reduced and daily make a habit of taking 10-12 glasses of water which will make him fit and healthy away from all tensions. You can go for Xray investigation to confirm. And for knee pain let me recommed some home care management because it could be arthritis which is very common in this age: • Avoid prolonged standing. • Rest painful joints: O Use a walker. O Use crutches. O Use a cane. • Apply warm compresses for stiffness: O Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours. O Wear a sling • Follow an exercise plan developed with your doctor. O Perform exercises for osteoarthritis. O Perform gentle stretching after exercise. • Acetaminophen for pain • Take prescription pain medicines as directed. • Use splints for arthritis (if diagnosed in Xray): O Apply splints when the joints are swollen. • Wear footwear that fits properly. • Weight loss if you are overweight. Precautions to be taken to avoid joint pains • Milk, curd, ghee, butter milk and cucumber which contain more amount of calcium should be taken. More exercise should not be done. • People should not climb steps, hills and heights and they should not sit down on the floor. • Taking bath with cold water is not good. • Food which contains sugar and sour tastes should be taken. • Besan flour items and potatoes, radish, sweet potatoes should not be taken.

My mother aged 41 years is suffering from a mental disorder as she get extremely worried about cleanliness of household she use to do a lot of cleaning and washing floor household things and even her hands feet etc just if she get touched to any untidy things. On asking she replies that she doesn't satisfied with normal cleanliness .please help me whether it is a mental disorder or not and if it is then what is the solution?

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My mother aged 41 years is suffering from a mental disorder as she get extremely worried about cleanliness of househo...
Hello, she is schizophrenic, give her homoeo medicines/ @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice, orally. @ five phos 6x-4 tabs, thrice, orally. She should tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. She should go for meditation to reduce mental blocks and to calm her nerve to relax, mania. Ensure, sound sleep, for 7/8 hrs in d night, at least. Tk care.

My age is 30.I have more emotionally attach with my husband so when he hurt me at that time i m totally being negative.And i feel that i m so alone and my mind become so stressful at that time i think about suicide or want to go very far from my family.So i want to know is there a problem in my mind? I have BP problem also.And i m under treatment.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Continue treatment for BP. Try to stabilize your mood with exercise/ meditation/ prayers at home/ walking with your husband. Try to figure out with your husband as to why he is hurting you. No point in getting stressful or running away. Face it and be prepared for the worse. You cannot change anyone as you did not cause it/ you cant control it/ and you cant cure it/ only you change your attitude find some hobbies when lonely.

I married recently 2 months back and my wife is 4" 8 inches. When I see her I don't like to have sex with her. I am not able to understand why.

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Homeopath
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I married recently 2 months back and my wife is 4" 8 inches. When I see her I don't like to have sex with her. I am n...
*for good sexual relationship .hight is not important. *Don't underestimate her. She's small but she's probably tougher than you. *Guys like short girls because they find them pretty and attractive. Our relationship choices are largely determined by our psychological needs. When a guy towers over his girlfriend, he automatically feels more powerful in the relationship. A guy usually looks at a relationship as a combination of love and constant power struggles so his height makes him feel like a triumphant winner. *guys find sex to be a more pleasurable activity with someone who’s shorter than them by a massive degree. Since short women weight less, some men find it easier to experiment with them. A great thing about short women is that you can pick them up with ease and take them wherever you want. They are like the little dolls a guy never had but always wished that he did. Love your wife . And take care of her .and enjoy life .

Hello Sir/Mam, I am Ekta Airen, my husband Rahul is suffering from mental depression and stress. There are constant mood swings in him, we are into relationship since 3 years and till now we are living just like friends. We are having a good and strong bond, our relationship is good but it is not of a husband wife. He is not working as well as all day he is in stress. At times he do not want me at all at times he want me to be in his life through out his life. Please help him. I want him to get fine.

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Hello Sir/Mam, I am Ekta Airen, my husband Rahul is suffering from mental depression and stress. There are constant m...
Hi lybrate-user, you are such a supportive wife, kudos to you! has he been taking medication, if yes, since how long? may be its time to change the doctor or the medication. People do stabilize after taking right kind of medication. More than that I think he requires psychotherapy from a counselor. Coax him into going to a psychotherapist for dealing with his thoughts and emotions. He might be having negative attitude and thoughts which may come in form of irritability and aggression. So proper emotional regulation is also important. You can give him more green leafy vegetables, salad, fruits- banana's, less caffeine, tell him to start exercising you can exercise along with him or do yoga/ meditation. If the loss of libido is due to medication it can be addressed if there is some other reason, you can share so that we can work on a solution. All the best.

I am addicted to cigarette and what should I do to get rid of it? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hi, take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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