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Dr. Kannan Gk

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College...

Psychiatrist, Chennai

14 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Kannan Gk MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Fellow of the Royal Australian and... Psychiatrist, Chennai
14 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Kannan Gk is a trusted Psychiatrist in Nandanam, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 14 years. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) . Doctor is currently practising at Mind Space in Nandanam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Kannan Gk and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras Medical College - 2003
MD - Psychiatry - Madras Medical College - 2006
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) - RANZCP (Australia) - 2010
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Indian Psychiatric Society
Fellow of Royal Australian and NewZealand College of Psychiatrists

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I am 28 years male with personal family problems mentally I was very disturbed, psychologically I am very bad situation. I am married person my marriage life is very bad from the beginning i.e, from 2 years, problem arised from income, nothing but my salary is low they are showing this is big reason and another big reason is to separate family their feeling is I should leave my parents & my family. Please give a best advice to me. Some times I think my life is waste, I studied b-tech, pgdhe & doing m.tech also but I am not well settled. I am questioning what I am, what should I do? what is my life? but no answer I am getting. I am very disappointed, please give your valuable advice to 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
I am 28 years male with personal family problems mentally I was very disturbed, psychologically I am very bad situati...
Dear, I am sure many of you like youngsters are suffering from such incomplete thoughts. Your development period or age is called young adulthood. During this period many such conflict arise. You will feel your life's worth when you settle your disputes with these conflicts. First thing I would like to suggest you is to be passionate with your job. You should not worry about income now. Be passionate with your job, learn, improve your knowledge and experience and be skilled. Future will be yours.
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My learning power is very low so I want frequently learn some time we lose all learning subject.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
At your age there may be a lot of distractions going on that may be the cause of the problem. Even so there are some things to do that will alleviate the situation, if you followed them meticulously. 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.
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Dear sir I am suffering from headache for 1 year, but I am still suffering from it. I have tried so much medicines but I am till not cured well. It causes lack of concentration in my studies and being unhappy in the class. I want to remove it fully by natural products. So sir please suggest me some light medicines and diet plan to get rid of this headache?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dear sir I am suffering from headache for 1 year, but I am still suffering from it.
I have tried so much medicines bu...
Homoeopathic medicine r-16 drops (dr reckeweg) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. B. C.-12 (dr reckeweg)) chew 4 tabs every 2-4 hrly daily depending upon intensity of pain-- daily 30 min bramari prnayam early morning avoid fast and junk food and try tohave home made diet only avoid strong smelllike perfumes, deo, paints.
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I am suffering from depression, anexity, frastrated, and trembling to write. Even now my mentally&physically energy is very low. Feel speaking problem, now I cant concentrate on my study and my memory power is getting low. Please suggest the perfect solution kindly.

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, you must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Let me know if she is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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Foods to Flush nicotine out of your body

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Foods to Flush nicotine out of your body

1. Water

Nicotine dehydrates the body, so drink water to rehydrate. Keeping up a good supply helps your body remove the nicotine out of your body.

2. Nettle

This herb is loaded with iron and is a useful disinfectant and great at fighting infection.


3. Vegetables

Eat celery, along with such vegetables as zucchinis, egg-plants, beans, and even cucumbers, which affect cigarette taste. Eating a lot of these vegetables can decrease nicotine dependence. Do not eat a lot of sweet vegetable, that are high in sugar, because excessive amounts of glucose activate the areas of the brain responsible for pleasure and satisfaction. Thus, glucose can stimulate cravings.

4. Pine needle tea

This tea has been traditionally used to disinfect the mouth and throat, but can also be a helpful aid in lung health.

5. Oranges

Contains high levels of vitamin C to replace vitamin C in your body that smoking reduces. Eating oranges boosts your metabolism to clear nicotine faster and reduces stress.

6. Kiwi fruit

Kiwi helps you eliminate nicotine from the body and replenish Vitamins A, C and E that smoking reduces.

7. Carrot juice

Carrot juice has vitamins A, B, C, K that help eliminate nicotine from the body. Nicotine also damages your skin, and carrot juice is high in vitamins that are good for the skin.

8. Broccoli

Contains high levels of vitamins B5 and C. Replenish vitamin C by eating broccoli and keep your metabolism high. Broccoli contains a substance that protects lungs from toxin-related damage.

9. Spinach

Rich in vitamins and folic acid, so it’s good for your body and especially good in making tobacco taste bad. 

Sir, I have some depression, till many days my mood have totally updown, susidal thoughts have come always, what should I do, pls. Suggest me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir, I have some depression, till many days my mood have totally updown, susidal thoughts have come always, what shou...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated, since you have suicidal thoughts it indicates severe depression.
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I'm male, and underweight. My height- about 169 cm, weight- 48 kg, age- 29, I'm feeling weak, and getting chronic anxiety unnecessarily. I want to gain my weight up to 65 kg. Is it normal weight for me?

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I'm male, and underweight. My height- about 169 cm, weight- 48 kg, age- 29, I'm feeling weak, and getting chronic anx...
Take all milk and milk products, eggs, pulses, sprouts, nuts etc in your diet to be healthy and normal weight.
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I want to talk less. How to make it possible? Any simplemeditation to keep the mind fluctuation. I am female 44 years working Stressfull job.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I want to talk less. How to make it possible?
Any simplemeditation to keep the mind fluctuation. I am female 44 years...
First of all clean gut. Take light food, satvic in nature. Highly antioxidant and'smritivardhak' i. E. Memory enhancers like amla, brahmi, jatamansi. Do pranayam and meditation. Take 5-6 almonds soaked overnight in the morning. Without peeling.
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I'm mentally worried about certain things happening in my life. I passed out 12th on 2015 and due to some problems I dropped one year and took up coaching classes for medical entrances these year. As the exams are approaching I feel like I don't want to study MBBS as I am not going to be qualified. I want to do B. Sc Biotechnology. My parents are forcing me to make sure I get MBBS this year, because they have spend like 50k for coaching and they think it was a waste. And Because they think being a doctor is all about money and Lifetime insurance. They don't support my other choice i. E being a researcher. They constantly say me that it is a long way course and there is too much competition and I may end up being unemployed. They don't understand my ability of thinking and why I want to take biotechnology. Just because they say being Doctor is all about prestiges, money and insurance, I hate doctors and I hate thinking myself as a MBBS student too. Why would I end up taking MBBS because it makes people rich? I want to do something of my own, with my ability. Why would I run after prestige for just the tag before our names! Sometime I feel like ending up my life. I'm not even able to study for the entrances. I'm having sleep problems, sometime I sleep like never going to wake up or sometime I suffer from insomnia, my diet has been changed too. Either I eat too much or I don't eat at all and just lose appetite. I suffer from extreme headache too and not able to cry when I just want to scream and cry sometimes. Please help me through these.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I'm mentally worried about certain things happening in my life. I passed out 12th on 2015 and due to some problems I ...
Do you think studying MBBS IS nothing or research is other than MBBS. You can do research even after MBBS or in medical. why don't you sit & discuss. According to your words you are exhausted relax & think about expectations yours & your parents.
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I am feeling depressed since last year then what type of thing I want to do to avoid it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am feeling depressed since last year then what type of thing I want to do to avoid it?
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Is there any food items which gain the memory power? And there's any daily activities to follow it.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dear friend, Hold your ears with your hands and do sit ups for 3 mins. Continue for 3 months you can see the changes.
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Hi one Doctors told me that'u have depression and obsessive slowness'suggest medicines for them. How will be these diseases conformed?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
If a psychiatrist has told you so then believe him and get urself treated. There are diagnostic guidelines by who.
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Improve Your Brain Power

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,

3 smart tips for brainpower

If you're serious about improving your memory and your cognitive function, you need to know about these three important variables for brain health.

Vitamin D

Activated, vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in your brain, and researchers have also located metabolic pathways for vitamin d in the hippocampus and cerebellum of the brain, areas that are involved in planning, processing of information, and the formation of new memories. In older adults, research has shown that low vitamin d levels are associated with poorer brain function, and increasing levels may help keep older adults mentally fit. Appropriate sun exposure is all it takes to keep your levels where they need to be for healthy brain function. If this is not an option, a safe tanning bed is the next best alternative, followed by a vitamin D3 supplement

Intermittent fasting

Contrary to popular belief, the ideal fuel for your brain is not glucose but ketones, which is the fat that your body mobilizes when you stop feeding it carbs and introduce coconut oil and other sources of healthy fats into your diet. A one-day fast can help your body to "reset" itself, and start to burn fat instead of sugar. Further, it will help you to reduce your overall calorie consumption, which promotes brain cell growth and connectivity. As part of a healthy lifestyle, however, I prefer an intermittent fasting schedule that simply calls for limiting your eating to a narrower window of time each day. By restricting your eating to a 6-8 hour window, you effectively fast 16-18 hours each day. 

Gut health

Your gut is your " second brain" and your gut bacteria transmits information to your brain via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem into your enteric nervous system (the nervous system of your gastrointestinal tract). There is a close connection between abnormal gut flora and abnormal brain development, and just as you have neurons in your brain, you also have neurons in your gut -- including neurons that produce neurotransmitters like serotonin, which is also found in your brain and is linked to mood. Quite simply, your gut health can impact your brain function, psyche, and behavior, as they are interconnected and interdependent in a number of different ways. In addition to avoiding sugar, one of the best ways to support gut health is to consume beneficial bacteria. You can use a probiotic supplement for this, but i'm particularly fond of using fermented vegetables, because they can deliver extraordinarily high levels of beneficial bacteria. Most people aren't aware that in a healthy serving of sauerkraut – two to three ounces or so – you're getting the equivalent of nearly 100 capsules of the highest-potency probiotic you can buy. It's clearly one of the most cost-effective alternatives.

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Every time I think about sex .this distract me to achieve my goal . Please suggest me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Every time I think about sex .this distract me to achieve my goal . Please suggest me.
It is very very normal to have the thoughts and feelings of sex at your age. In fact, if someone of your age says that he/she has no such thoughts it means that he/she is lying or has some physical/ physiological problem(s). The first thing you have to do is to avoid the guilt-feeling that it is wrong to have such thoughts. I would suggest you a few things: You can practice a habit of alloting a particular time everyday to actively think about sex, which may give you a control over it. You can distract yourself from such intrusive thoughts by stopping the task at hand (whenever you feel disturbed by the thought) and move to some other places and have a talk with other persons like parents, siblings or friends. By understanding the fact that postponing these kind of momentary pleasures and focussing at your goal will give you a life long benefit in both areas, on the flip side, if you loose your goal at the cost of mere thougt-level pleasure your future will be doomed.
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I am taking falize s10 from last 8 years because of depression. I got dark circles around my eyes what should I do.

Master surgery, FICA USA
General Surgeon, Aligarh
I am taking falize s10 from last 8 years because of depression. I got dark circles around my eyes what should I do.
Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin. So no worry.
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I am 32 years old, after completing my higher education I am not getting satisfactory job. I am into the satisfactory job profile but not getting the good opportunity which actually I deserved. So its really makes me feel pretty bad and sometimes it seems feel depress myself. How will I get rid off that? Please suggest.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 32 years old, after completing my higher education I am not getting satisfactory job. I am into the satisfactory...
Hi, Most people go through a period of job dissatisfaction. There's a wide range of reasons for this, and in many cases, it's a chronic and highly stressful situation. It's common in mid-career, too, which is arguably the worst possible time for it to happen. You can consider the following: “Change your career within your company.” “Compare your current job skills with the job skills needed in a more desirable career and re-write your resume to reflect your skills rather than your jobs,” then apply within or outside your company. Network. “Don’t quit your job unless you have something solid (either another job or acceptance in a educational program).” Otherwise you can deal with anxiety, stress and depression associated with dissatisfaction when no other work options are available: “You can try to target what is causing you stress in the first place.” “You need to work hard and creatively to prove your worth to the organization.” “Look for the silver lining (think of all the new activities you will be able to put on your resume).” “Turn your attention to the outside. Work is often only a small part of who you are. Where else in your life are you getting satisfaction? Enlarge that, even if you can only do it mentally. Take care of you wherever you can. Hobbies, working out, getting a massage, laughing with your children, etc.” “Social support is key. If you are not getting enough support, see if your company has an employee assistance program. Use it.” You can consult me for career related counseling and stress management. All the best.
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I ve not much concentration on my studies. I ve tried to do meditation, but I couldn't do well with it too. Is it a serious one to bother?

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello lybrate user it happens sometimes that when you do meditation, the results won't come up so quickly. You have to make it as your lifestyle. Also try to first learn it from a expert. You you can combine it with yoga or some physical exercises. For concentration, you can also try doing some puzzles like word search. Also please reflect upon on your study routine. When we study for long period of time are concentration loosen up. So we do need break in between. Please feel free to give your feedback. Take care.
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What is symptoms for bipolar disorder? And what are reason behind it and how can one prevent it!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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Bipolar disorder can look very different in different people. The symptoms vary widely in their pattern, severity, and frequency. Some people are more prone to either mania or depression, while others alternate equally between the two types of episodes. Some have frequent mood disruptions, while others experience only a few over a lifetime. There are four types of mood episodes in bipolar disorder: mania, hypomania, depression, and mixed episodes. Each type of bipolar disorder mood episode has a unique set of symptoms.
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I am suffering from ibs and anxiety disorder. I go to neurologist he gave me opipramol 50 twice a day.In how many weeks this medicine start working. please Tell me doctors.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
I am suffering from ibs and anxiety disorder. I go to neurologist he gave me opipramol 50 twice a day.In how many wee...
Dear Ravi, If this medicine has not worked for you for about a week.... you need to see another doctor for the correct treatment protocol. These treatments need not be medicine based always. Regrda
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