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Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar

Psychologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar is a renowned Psychologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. She is currently practising at Sunrise Consultants in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalpana Suryakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have problem of stammer ,I m 23 old and m professional. I have been watching I feel stammer when I want to talk in phone ,good personality person. Also when I want to start conversation to anybody I feel stammer. Mostly word start from A, P,k I feel stammer I am very disappointed with that I searched internet where I saw prayanam, Indian gooseberry also I tried homeopathy but still I do.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take Argentum Nit 30C one dose and Cosmos 30C daily for 2 weeks. It will be alright. Still if you have any queries, or this medicine does not help you, please let me know. Take care. :)
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My Father is about 78 years old, first time he had having cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in 2003, his treatment was going from AIIM Delhi, but from last 6 months, he is not in any supervision of doctors, now a days he is under huge trouble, don't know what he want to say, watch, and understand, every time, abusing to others, do not understand the things, now he is alone in a village i. E. UTTRAKHAND. What we have to do? please advice.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My Father is about 78 years old, first time he had having cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in 2003, his treatment was g...
It is due age related psychological depression do have follow up neurologist and neuro physio for medications and remedial exercises
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Sir , I am masturbating for about 5-6 years. I am not able to control it , even if I try to control it , once if I am feeling a little comfortable I always start masturbating for even a very pity reason. At present I am feeling very weak , I am getting afraid of even a small mosquito or a housefly when I am alone and they make some sound or sit on any part of my body. And I am not able to converse properly if I am involved in any argument I am shaking and shivering as if someone is going to kill me. I don' t know why but I am not able to control my emotions. I am getting demotivated easily , I am getting angry for pity reason , sometimes I am getting very depressed. I don' t know what happened to me. I keep thinking of even a small situation for many days , and this is one of the reason why I am always absent minded. I am not able to keep relationships bonds proper even with my own family members (brothers , sisters , mother , father aunt , uncle etc ) . I am not able to concentrate in my studies , I know I can do it I understand things , their concepts easily only if I read and understand it with full dedication but I am not able to stay focussed towards my studies I study only for 20-30 minutes and I start losing my energy and concentration. But if I play I play properly , energetically but after that I am very - very much tired. I am no able to handle even a small situation , that other people does no even bother about .I am not able to fight with anyone I am very bad looking many people say this. These are my problems. What can I do for them?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir , I am masturbating for about 5-6 years. I am not able to control it , even if I try to control it , once if I am...
Dear lybrate user, I think you are very sensitive, anxious and underconfident. I guess you are carrying some shame and/or guilt because of your compulsive masturbation. I appreciate your self awareness and your willingness to change. I think, you need to understand your own worth. Make a list of all good things about you. Write all positive points about your personality and skills that you have. Don't bother about what others say about you. Write what you think about yourself - all positive points. Stick this list at a place where you can see it often. Believe in this. You are only 17, you have whole life ahead of you. What you do today is going to affect your future. If you try to make yourself stronger physically and mentally, you will have a better future. Have a goal in life which would be rational and feasible. Start working towards achieving this goal. Make a step by step, concrete plan, have a fixed routine and go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Learn some communication skills which will help you in having cordial relations with people around you. Have some exercise routine - may be play some games (physical games and not computer games), go for cycling, yoga, mountaineering etc whatever you like. This will give you more self confidence and help in reducing your anxiety. Any person who is happy and confident looks good. So don't worry about looks. Once you start feeling better about yourself, you will like yourself - looks wise. If possible talk to your school/college counsellor who will help you to get rid of this habit.
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I like a girl working at my workplace. But I came to know that she has already a boyfriend. But still I can't change my feelings. I try everything to make her happy. But she wants me to stay away from her. Once I left talking to her or looking towards her. But it was hard time for me yet I was doing it for her sake. And now she came again to me asking an another help in her personal life. I did what I could and was happy again. But after her problem got over. She again started ignoring me. Whenever I swear not to think about her. She presents to me with a new problem seeking for help. When I help her, it gives me an incredible pleasure but when she ignores me. I be depressed. Is there something wrong with me? Should I have any clinical cure? Please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I like a girl working at my workplace. But I came to know that she has already a boyfriend. But still I can't change ...
Hi lybrate-user, sure she is using you and has no real feeling for you. Sometimes people take advantage of our kindness. Don't think about her in terms of potential partner take her as a colleague that's it. Don't fulfill her demands or favors that she seeks from you, otherwise it will lead to you emotional exploitation. Why go after someone who is already committed when there are so many single girls out there. Consult for therapy, you need some guidance with this issue. All the best.
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I am 37 year old men I have smoking habit please suggest how to leave it?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear , everyone knows smoking is injurious to health and should be avoided at any cost. Will power plays an important part in quitting smoking. There are other methods like nicotine gum and patches. These could be used for management of craving. I suggest you to consult a psychologist. I think one or two telephone counseling sessions with me should provide you with insight to your problem and tips to over come it. Please let me know if you are willing for online counseling session. Take care.
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My sensitivity toward back is increase and it leads to depression, anxiety, shortening of breath, increase of heart beat, burning of back and headache sir please tell me it is a mental disorder.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My sensitivity toward back is increase and it leads to depression, anxiety, shortening of breath, increase of heart b...
Past is past. Don't cry over the spilt milk. Whatever has happened is for good. Focus on the future and plan accordingly. Relax your body and mind. Do some exercises for this. When you are at peace you can find different ways to solve the problem. Simply brooding over the past won't help in any way. Develop some hobbies like reading painting singing or of your choice. Engage yourself in creative activities.
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Hi I got addicted to Trika 1 mg with out that I am not getting sleep .how to come out of that habit. I am 36 years. I have diabetes since 12 years.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi I got addicted to Trika 1 mg with out that I am not getting sleep .how to come out of that habit. I am 36 years. I...
Mr. Lybrate-user, there is no special method or treatment to come out of that addiction. You have to just stop using it. It will be tough for some nights to get sleep. Looking at your height and weight it is clear that you have grade 3 obesity. It is better if you exercise regularly over 1 hour a day, that physical strain will make you tired and possibly quality of sleep will improve even without any drug. Thanks.
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How to stay cool and calm while working in office and how to concentrate on different things at a time or how to run for a longer time.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Eat healthy diet and drink enough water to remain physically and mentally fit to handle any circumstances. Take sleep of at least 8 hours daily. Do meditation for better concentration. If you have to do many things at a time handle the task according to priority.
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I can not concentrate on one aim. I am confused about my choice, my goal. I am still searching myself.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please do an aptitude test and go for career counseling to a qualified counselor and get proper guidance for your future. You will get out of this dilemma soon and will be able to concentrate on building your life in the right direction. You may not get to finalize the ultimate goal but since that is a work in continuous progress you will get to modify goals as you go along. But it is important to identify your current goal and settle down with all your efforts and energy focussed on that particular end. You will be at peace and your inputs will reward you with pleasant results.
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I am suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder - Coupled with depression. Please Advice

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder - Coupled with depression. Please Advice
It can be very good if you are cooperative and follow it through. The BPD is long term, and involves a lot of therapy and regular medication from a psychiatrist. Because you are fairly young your prognosis will be better. Also where there is good family support and they are willing to be involved, much work can be achieved. But you must combine medication with counseling very seriously. There will be a tendency to hoodwink the therapist and that is going to be your nemesis. Be forewarned and refrain from acting on your impulses. You can follow these simple rules to handle the depression: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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.
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My wife is short tempered, some times suddenly she got irritated and started misbehaving me and my family. After 3-4 hour she become cool and behaves as usual. I observed she usually takes jerk while sleeping. Please advise me what I need to do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There may be a lot of anger from her developmental days that has to be traced and worked upon. Ideally she needs to meet with a counselor and work on this issue. Her parents may know some things about her early childhood to throw some light. She could take them for the initial session to share their information with the counselor. The counselor will help her with anger management lessons and she will definitely feel better. She may also work out much of the anger with vigorous exercises, meditation and Yoga. You could be of great help in this regard, if you accompanied her. If her anger is too much and she is a spiritual person, she could hand over the anger to God and feel completely great. If she discovers that certain people have been responsible for this anger in her, she could learn to forgive them for her own sake. She may not forget (because that takes a long time) but with forgiveness she could move on with her life and live peacefully. Currently her acting anger out in this manner will get her into trouble with all and sundry and she will lose friends and companions. She will become a loner too, and may at some point become depressed. You have not mentioned if she is like this with her friends or at work. In that case it is clearly from her past.
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From past 4 months i am facing panic disorder problem last month i am consultant psychiatrist he gave me some medicine for 10 days 1. Lonazep 1mg and nexito 10 and ealbeta la 20 i am using them for 10 days really i am feeling good that time but after completing medicine next day the problem is back and same anxiety please help me what I do please help me and I take alcohol daily 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
From past 4 months i am facing panic disorder problem last month i am consultant psychiatrist he gave me some medicin...
Dear, panic disorder is always due to the underlying anxiety disorder. You need to treat the anxiety disorder first in order to cure panic disorder. Anxiety disorder is usually treated with a combination of psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise.
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I am 62 years old. Seems more than my actual age and it happens within a year, when I observed that my sons want my own earned property in their names and they started started not only abusing and threatening me to do that. My wife also supporting them under pressure. Now I have lost my courage and confidence, left the place and facing unsecured future. Anxiety is on peak, insomnia and constipation also makes trouble. Fear of death or fear of greedy people makes me weak. Always wanted to sleep. Please advice me medicines, so as to get good rather pleasure feeling, take sound sleep and get inspired to involve in the work. I am getting no hand to assist me. I want to do something for the needy ones but find no courage to proceed.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 62 years old. Seems more than my actual age and it happens within a year, when I observed that my sons want my o...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, I think the very first thing you need to do is to speak to your lawyer. Talk about it with your friends and relatives who can actually speak with your kids and make them understand that it is their father's property and they do not have any right on it and teach them their responsibilities towards parents. You are already a strong person by doing all which you have mentioned. You just need to trust yourself and stop worrying. No body can snatch what you own. If it still threatening you can speak to a lawyer and take some NGO's, Society or Police's help. Thank
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I'm low in confidence, what should I do?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist,
You can start your day with positive affirmations. Include some. Exercises in your daily routine. List down your achievements
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Hi I. Am 50 yr old female. I get panic attack s like while doing facial I close eyes I get panicky. I am yearly go on holidays by flight. I am scheduled to fly next month. But I am feeling scared to fly from now. My dr. Has prescribed etizolabeta. 25. Previously I have taken zapiz 0. 25. Pl guide me

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You seem to have panic disorder but the treatment you are on can only give you relief of panic attacks for a duration of few hours after taking the medications. You need to be on a proper medication to treat panic disorder. Please consult a psychiatrist, who can help you with your problem.
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6 Daily Detox Habits

ARCD in Critical Care, PG Dip in Emergency Medicine, MD - Community Medicine
Unani Specialist, Delhi
6 Daily Detox Habits

1: Drink hot water with lemon: make a cup of hot water with fresh lemon juice part of your morning ritual. As you hydrate with h2o, the lemon works to balance your body's ph and aid in healthy digestion.
2: Sweat it out: beyond weight-loss goals, a quick cardio session at the gym builds the sweat, which helps your body eliminate toxins. If you have access to a sauna or steam room at the gym, even better! a little extra time in these facilities after a solid workout will help you sweat, detox, and purify your body double time.
3: Eat more produce: keeping your diet consistently clean and full of natural, unprocessed foods is one of the most effective ways to detox every day - and a clean diet is full of fresh veggies and fruits. Be sure to incorporate detoxifying produce that supports healthy liver and kidney function like cabbage, beets, and leafy greens.
4: Try yoga twists: yogi superstar tara stiles puts it best ' twists just get things moving' your digestive system and all your internal organs reap benefits from twisting postures that put your body in positions it's not used to. Build your own internal heat with a detoxifying yoga sequence full of twists and strength-building postures.
5: Cook at home: eating out at restaurants should be an occasional treat - not an everyday occurrence. Cook at home to have complete control of the healthy ingredients going into your meal. You never know what restaurants toss into the mix with flavor - not health - in mind. Check out these detox recipes for kitchen inspiration.
6: Sip on green tea: overstimulating with loads of coffee can leave you feeling anxious and unfocused, so swap out your second cup of joe for antioxidant-rich green tea. It's high in catechins, which speed up liver activity and increase the production of detoxification enzymes.

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I am 24. I am facing depression for months and not able to concentrate on my studies. I am so disappointed. What to do ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 24. I am facing depression for months and not able to concentrate on my studies. I am so disappointed. What to do ?
If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. 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 night’s sleep, 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.
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I m b. Tech passed out student. And now searching job. I have very weak memory. Can you suggest me some vegetables fruits and medicines for memory improvement.

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 Sarwani, 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.
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