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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
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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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My mid set changes every now and then and I fell dipress suddenly sometimes and I get angry sometimes all of a sudden I fell I'm of no use and sometimes I fell like stressed and now day I can remember anything for a long time max if I read something I can remember only fr 10- 15 mins please help me as days go on im loosing my memory.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My mid set changes every now and then and I fell dipress suddenly sometimes and I get angry sometimes all of a sudden...
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. They have love-hate relationship with close ones.
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I don't remember many things at proper time, if I tried to remember headache starts and feel that memory becomes blanked. But later times l could remember those things. Sometimes I cannot hold pen or any other thing in my hand since hands becomes senseless and after long time sitting legs also becomes senseless. I have cold allergy and maximum times nose is blocked, becomes painful during winter season and also have eye floaters. My study is thus affected and becomes depressed. Please tell me suggestions. I am 23 years old.

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology
Psychologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I don't remember many things at proper time, if I tried to remember headache starts and feel that memory becomes blan...
Thanks lybrate-user for approaching us. Your conditions is containing multiple issues interlinked with mind and body (Physical and Mental Health) issues. Your facing lots of disturbances you were unable to make it out, why you are feeling like this. You required detail evaluation. Followed by proper suggestion can be made. Do not take so much of time to think what to do. Stop worrying, consult with us we will guide you.
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Sir, This is about my sister. She is in 10th standard and never behave properly with any member of the family. She live in her own thoughts. Sometimes she gets irritated and also use to shouts on others.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir, This is about my sister. She is in 10th standard and never behave properly with any member of the family. She li...
Such rudeness, aloofness and aggression is common in children of this age. As family members you will have to handle her smartly so as not to distance her from the family. Appreciate her more often, on things she does well - the problem with us is that we criticise all the time but appreviate sparsely. Because kids this age are conscious of their looks, compliment her whenever she is nice and neatly dressed. Never ever criticise her friends, or try to tell her that her friends are spoiling her- this way you will distance her more from yourself. Take interest in she does. Spend time with her, on more occasions doing what she likes - gradually she will begin doing things you want her to do.
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Dear sir, I am 30 years old man & a chain smoker (15-20 cigarettes in a day) planning to have a kid. But I want to quite my smoking before that. Various times I tried it but always fails. Kindly suggest me some thing other then self control so that I can quite my smoking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. You can ask me privately.
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BHMS
Homeopath, Jhansi
A positive attitude is essential to deal with your disorders of any kind. Try to understand the metaphysical cause underlying your illness and council yourself for the same.
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Healthy Brain - 7 Essential Foods For it

Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare, PG Diploma Clinical research, Diploma in Medical Writing, MSc Biotechnology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Healthy Brain - 7 Essential Foods For it

Having a healthy brain is equally important as is staying physically fit. Good mental health is absolutely essential. Apart from regular exercises there are certain foods also which can help you to maintain good mental health. Below mentioned are few foods, essential for having a healthy brain:

  1. Include Fish in your Diet: If you are a non- vegetarian then include oily fishes like salmon, sardines in your diet. These fishes are replete with omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. All these are essential for the brain to function efficiently.
  2. Munch on Nuts: Nuts are rich sources of Vitamin E. Vitamin E can help you prevent your brain from Alzheimer’s disease. Nuts are also beneficial for elderly people and can help them combat the problem of memory loss.
  3. Keep Preparations with Green Leafy Vegetables on your Menu: Vegetables like cabbage; broccoli is abundant in anti-oxidants. Broccoli is also a good supplement for Vitamin K. These help to develop your memory and also keep brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Dementia at bay.
  4. Have a Sweet Tooth for Blueberries: This fruit is rich in anti oxidants, vitamin C and K. It helps to deal with problems like memory loss, Alzheimer's and Dementia.
  5. Add Eggs to your Breakfast Menu: Eggs are rich in choline and also protein. It acts as a very good food for developing a healthy brain.
  6. Get Addicted to Avocadoes: Avocadoes help to tackle problems like hypertension, blood pressure and also help in smooth flowing of blood. They also contain Vitamin K and C which help in memory development.
  7. Go for Whole Grains: Whole grains like wheat flour, flour, oatmeal provide energy to your brain. They supply glucose and are thus considered to be very good brain foods.

The above mentioned foods are easily available and can help you to develop a healthy brain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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How to get a good concentration. Is there any ayurvedic medicine. How to use it. And in how many days I will get result.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a qu.
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Last month l lost my father, then I feel very depressed prefer keeping to myself all the time.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Last month l lost my father, then I feel very depressed prefer keeping to myself all the time.
Loss of a beloved father is a great trauma. Its natural. To feel sad for the loss. This will take some time for you to recover from this loss. Just follow some humble suggestions - donot stay alone - be with your friends and family - talk your heart out. Do not keep things to yourself even if they seem less important - do not make any drastic changes in life immediately. Avoid making any concrete decisions at this moment. Get suggestions from well-wishers and family members - if you continue to feel more and more depressed and find difficult to come out of it, do not hesitate to consult a psychiatrist for treatment. Depression is treatable.
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I am 19 year old male and I have very tone voice like girls have. Please suggest any medicine or syrup to get rid of it.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
This is a problem which is is very common in males. It's called puberphonia. It can be corrected with help of a speech therapist who can change your voice to a lower pitch with voice therapy.
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Hi sir, Mujhe bahut gussa aatta hai etna k out of control ho jata hai. Please suggest me something for that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Pranayam and meditation helps a lot. As a first step do intestinal cleansing and start eating satvic food (less stimulant food). This will control. If you orally take gotu kola/ mandookparni and pearl calcined combos, this will show wonders to control your anger. Pl consult online for any query.
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I have been feeling giddiness from about 18 months. I feel this when I speak loador jog or walk fast. It is causing me a lot of problems. I am not able to concentrate and I left my job due to this reason. When I checked with the doctor they told me I do not have any problem. They checked my entire nerve system, ear system, blood check up, thyroid checkup. I do not know whether I have any problem with my brain because 18 months back I had felt some kind of a pain in my head for about 1-2 minutes. After that the giddiness started. Please help. Thanks.

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 have been feeling giddiness from about 18 months. I feel this when I speak loador jog or walk fast. It is causing m...
Dear lybrate user. Once your doctors had checked the entire nerve system, ear system, blood check up, thyroid checkup, then once if doctors are sure that you don't have any problems, please believe them and ignore the symptoms. If you do not ignore and obsess with symptoms, the symptoms will always be there and you will be troubled more and more. Counseling and psychotherapy will suit you. Take care.
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Hello Dr. I'm a medico, completed my medicine, preparing for for pg examinations, got bad result in the previous NEET exam, Felt very bad with the result, how to cope up with the stress, I'm not able to able to concentrate even half an hour for studying in the study room, tell me some tips so, that. I can concentrate on what I study, can sustain this hectic pg entrance preparation. Any tips memory. Please doc.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello Dr. I'm a medico, completed my medicine, preparing for for pg examinations, got bad result in the previous NEET...
If you want better results while studying, revision is the key. Repeated revision consolidates the information in the brain and helps to retain the information. Other than that, try a daily exercise of recalling your entire day in as much detail as possible before you sleep. Initially only important or superficial details are recalled, but with practice minor details can also be recalled. Be more organized; make lists. Use acronyms and mnemonic devices to help you remember. Take 45 minute slots followed by a 5-15 minute break. Eat and at proper times. Drink plenty of water. Find time for exercise or meditation. Keep time for proper revision at end of study session. Revise before you sleep.
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I have body problems as well as memory problem. I feel headache sometimes. I have masturbation problem. Night fullness of sperm etc. I am suffering it from 3 years. Please tell me the cure of this.

MD - Microbiology, House Job Certificate ( SKIN & STD) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have body problems as well as memory problem. I feel headache sometimes. I have masturbation problem. Night fullnes...
Do regular exercise, running. Keep yourself busy in positive things. Eat good food. It is all natural at your age.
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She is suffering from a depression problem since from last two weeks how to recover from it?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
She is suffering from a depression problem since from last two weeks how to recover from it?
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your" she" disappointed in the near past? if the symptoms are due to disappointment, simple counseling will do the trick. Consult a psychologist. Take care.
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Is there any problem to drink 3 peg brandy daily? 3 years I am continuing like this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Yes there is a problem. Alcohol itself is a problem and you are having more than required. Year by year nothing will change or you may not notice any change but then suddenly you will start having symptoms. It can lead you to develop fatty liver ultimately leading to liver cirrhosis. Its advised you either cut down or leave it cold turkey. Consult with a psychiatrist for medication if you have developed an addiction. Medicine will help you quit alcohol and also manage you withdrawal symptoms. All the best.
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I am a girl of 25 years old and I have been smoking like three cigarettes a day what will be the effects in my future please tell me?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Smoking is hazardous to health. There are no beneficial effect. It cause dependancy to nicotine, can cause anxiety, insomnia, cardiac problems, respiratory problems, high blood pressure, high blood lipid level. Before an during pregnancy it can cause malnourished baby & low birth weight baby. So please avoid.
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Whenever I talk to anyone I feel stressed. In normal scenario also I become stressed while conversing. I think too much unnecessarily. While talking to any senior my heart beat increases and not only that it happens when I impart training to any group. I have habit of smoking 3-4 cigarettes daily. Please help me out to get rid of it.

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
Whenever I talk to anyone I feel stressed. In normal scenario also I become stressed while conversing. I think too mu...
Hi you have anxiety problems n you have little personality iasues. Need to work onto tjem with a specialized clinical psychologist where you live.
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Early Signs You Might Develop a Mental Disorder Later in Life

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Early Signs You Might Develop a Mental Disorder Later in Life

Warning Signs of Mental Illness

The mind or the brain is the master computer, the site of our consciousness, thoughts and memories. 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. The idea of mental illness makes us feel vulnerable and helpless and we dismiss the possibility of mental illness as something that “will not happen to me” or “is in my control”. But like all other illnesses, mental disorders too, are ultimately not in our control. More importantly, they are readily treatable with medications and therapy.

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions/disorders that affect our mood, thinking and behavior. They include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, alcohol/drugs abuse and many others. All of us feel sad, anxious, stressed and have occasional sleepless nights. So when does a mental health concern become a problem? When the signs and symptoms persist and affect our regular day-to-day activities, it’s probably time to seek help.

Awareness is the first step to treatment. Learning about the signs and symptoms will allow you to seek help early and get back to a healthy and happy life.
 

If several of the following symptoms are recurring, it is advisable to consult a mental health professional.

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.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Multi-Tasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career in These 3 Shocking Ways.

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I am 24 year old male. I have some problem of puberphonia at times and hoarse/hazy voice as I understand from the feedback that I get. What should I do now? I've read online that speech/voice therapy can help me but can someone tell me what would be the duration and approximate cost of treatment? Thanks.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
Hello lybrate-user as mentioned above you have puberphonia. Usually as I have observed this long in most puberphonia patients the duration depends on how fast you grasp the proper technique shown by speech therapist. The cost of treatment would vary from therapist to therapist.
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