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Dr. Karthik

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Karthik Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Karthik is an experienced Psychologist in Mogappair East, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Life HealthCare in Mogappair East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, This is regards to medical condition of my mom, she is 55 year old, she is suffering from this prob. Since last 30 years, Whenever she gets emotional/upset/tensed about anything, she starts crying unconsciously, and during this her body gets stiff, her eyes are closed, her mouth is tightly closed, once she stops crying she is completely breathless, feeling weak, this happens when she is thinking about any unpleasant / sad incidence, she is also an high BP patient please suggest.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
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This is regards to medical condition of my mom, she is 55 year old, she is suffering from this prob. Since last 3...
hi, according to the symptoms u told here your mother suffers from a panic attack. I would advise you to contact a good psychiatrist immediately whether she is having this attack or not. In this age due to some hormonal changes also these symptoms occur. So better if you first get her executive health check up done that includes some important blood tests and the major organs check up. All good hospitals are offering this check up now a days. For further discussion you may contact me by asking private question here on lybrate.
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Hi for a alcohol addiction for 3 yrs. When there is no solution then do you recommend giving crotonol?

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 Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated. Kindly get a usg abdomen done and revert.
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I am 24 year old female and I really worried about my health because I am loosing it day by day. I fell ill once in a week and because of that m feeling memory issue as I can not remember things for long nd it it realy bad because I am CA student and its affecting my studies too. I stuck up because of it. Help me what should I do is there any major issue with me?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are definitely under some stress for which you should meet with a counselor. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully to improve your concentration and memory: 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is 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 too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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Dear doctor, My wife has problem of anxiety since nov 2013. We took treatment from various doctors near by but there is no relief. Now she is going in depression. She feels most of the time that she is under control of some supernatural powers. She is going weak day by day. Please help the ambita 75 should b regularly taken please help.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Dear doctor, My wife has problem of anxiety since nov 2013. We took treatment from various doctors near by but there ...
It is not sign of depression. Have to consult a psychiatrist who can diagnose a disease of your wife. You can not stop the treatment by your own which will given by psychiatrist. In psychiatric illness you have to touch on regular basis to psychiatrist for further treatment. Not to worry.
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Hi, I am 30+,i was having a 1 yr 3 month baby ,previously i was working recently i quit for my child, but now a days i found myself becoming irritate if some one is saying me any thing.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If it is connected to your taking care of your baby and you are very tired, you may be irritable. You must learn to be patient, and if necessary get some help in looking after the child. If the child has entered the terrible twos at an earlier age, s/he will give you quite a bit of trouble as part of her/his growing up. This is a very crucial time for the child, and you will tide over it as the child resolves this phase. If you are irritable because you are not working and could be doing something productive, rubbish that thought. You chose to have the baby and therefore you must do justice to taking good care of the child until 3 or 4 years, and then you could join duty. The investment in the child will pay off good dividends later on. Love the child, be there always, be patient, spend lots of time and help the child meet all developmental milestones with ease. Mothering is a difficult task especially if your heart is not in it. Don?t make it more difficult than it really is. You and the child wil have very fond memories of this time, if well spent.
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I feel I am under depression. I'm always surrounded with people but I don't feel like laughing or even talking. My mind is never at peace and I always feel like crying. Can you please suggest me what to do?

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
I feel I am under depression. I'm always surrounded with people but I don't feel like laughing or even talking. My mi...
Depression can happen to anyone  and does happen to one in four of us over our lifetimes.  Different factors that make it more likely to happen include biological make up, upbringing, or reactions to life events. What keeps it going though is how we deal with those things. The way we think and what we do affects the way we feel. Thinking differently: * STOP take a pause, do relaxation breathing. And ask yourself. What I am racing to- is it fact or opinion? Or is it a negative thinking? * Do something different to divert mind from these thoughts * learn Mindfulness activity and breathing * Self hypnosis helps to reinforce positive thoughts and positive self image * Use positive self talk * Engage in a hobby. Most importantly even when one is depressed he is not always experiencing depression. No two moments are same. Look closely. Each moment is new. Focus and enhance happy peaceful moments. Mindfulness breathing helps to break the depressive cycle of thoughts by bringing our attention to current moment.
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4 Types of Bipolar Disorder You Should Know

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Senior Resident Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
4 Types of Bipolar Disorder You Should Know

We all have mood swings but not all mood swings have the same intensity. People who have extreme mood swings ranging from depression to manic highs are said to be suffering from bipolar disorder. These extreme moods are known as episodes and usually, last for a few days or even a few weeks. A person suffering from bipolar disorder could have an episode several times a year. This is a very common psychological problem and can affect both children and adults. Though it cannot be cured, this disease can be managed with medication.

There are no known causes for bipolar disorder but genetics may play an important role in triggering Bipolar Disorder. Hence, if a parent or sibling suffers from this condition, you have a risk of developing it as well. An imbalance in the neurotransmitters in the brain may also play a part in the development of this condition. Stress or traumatic events like the loss of a loved one can also increase your risk of suffering from this condition. Given that mood swings affect almost each one of us, bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnose. Some of the things to look out for are:

  1. Change in self-esteem
  2. Unusual talkativeness or quietness
  3. Being increasingly prone to distractions
  4. Decreased need for sleep
  5. Agitation
  6. Recklessness in terms of spending decisions, relationships etc

It must be kept in mind that a person must display at least 4 of the above symptoms simultaneously to be diagnosed as bipolar. Also, none of these symptoms should be a result or side effect of any kind of medication, drugs, alcohol or other intoxicants.

There are four main types of bipolar disorder:

  1. Bipolar I: In such cases, the person has at least one episode of elevated moods and associated abnormal behaviour in his or her life. This may be preceded or followed by depressive episodes.
  2. Bipolar II: In these cases, the person must have suffered from at least one depressive episode. It is very similar to bipolar I except that in bipolar II the highs never reach the manic stage.
  3. Rapid Cycling: Some people can have 4 or more manic and depressive episodes a year. In such cases, they are said to be rapid cycling. This condition affects 10-20% of bipolar cases.
  4. Mixed Bipolar: Usually, bipolar patients show mood swings that alternate between manic and depressive moods. However, sometimes a person may experience both elation and depression simultaneously or in rapid succession of each other. These cases are known as mixed bipolar.

Once diagnosed, bipolar disorder can be managed with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. In some cases, electroconvulsive therapy may also be needed.

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My husband loves me so much and I also love him, but he has the problem of dreaming about me that if I talk with someone specially gents my husband gets the dream that I am with that person having sex over him. And the next day he tells that dream. I am normally jovial type and talk with others freely. Since my husband has this problem I don't know what to do. Whether I have to talk with others or not. Is there any remedy for my husband. Please help me doctors. And how I have to behave?

Master in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My husband loves me so much and I also love him, but he has the problem of dreaming about me that if I talk with some...
hi rosy, your concern is right, your husband is very insure about the relation, first make him confident that you are in love with him and you will never cheat him. make him realize each and every day that you are very loyal and cant live without him, do not stop talking with others,this will create another level of problem in your life. spend more time with your husband.
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I am getting balance disorder and pain in head from last 2 months and I am also taking tab for hypertension's , I quit smoking also 2 months back in cold turkey way is this the side effect of quit smoking. Or something else.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am getting balance disorder and pain in head from last 2 months and I am also taking tab for hypertension's , I qui...
Dear lybrate-user, feeling of imbalance and headache may cause you problems. I need to know the extent of those problems, like what all routine activity you are not able to do. After that diagnosing appropriately is important, both hypertension and its tablets may cause problems. It is good that you quit smoking. In cold turkey way, you may get few withdrawal symptoms. For controlling them you may need for few weeks, may be 12 weeks, nicotine replacement as gum or patch. Pain in head may be a withdrawal of nicotine. But imbalance is not a usual withdrawal symptom.
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My son is 12 years in 8th std. Problem is he forgets what he has memorised the previous day. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You may need to check whether there are any possible childhood issues that are surfacing looking for a resolution. If you meet with a child counselor, you could identify the underlying issues and treat the same for a lot of improvement. In the meantime, he may try out these suggestions with some help from you: 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is 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. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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My son is 3.2 years old, he has lisping in his words, is it terminate itself as he grows or something has to be done from our side I e to look after the doctor in the same, please advice.

Advance Course in Neuro linguistic Programming, Diploma In Dyslexic Studies, Masters In Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Mumbai
Lisping could be due to physiological and psychological reasons. Among the physiological factors are the functioning of the tongue, the vibration of the vocal cords, the cleft of the pallet etc. You need to first identify wether it is a developmental issue by consuling a speech language therapist (slp. Once that is ruled out then you need to address the psychological issues.
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Dr. please help I m facing problem I can't remember anything my brain power is losing day by day I lost my business and confidence since 2 years please plz 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
Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I am feeling weak from couples of week, I always upset and getting angry on every little mistakes I do not feel my self energetic and always want to sleep, sometimes I got headache and eye irritation dnt know what to do. Please give me some advice.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am feeling weak from couples of week, I always upset and getting angry on every little mistakes I do not feel my se...
It seems like you are stressed. Either it could be a chronic stress which is giving you feeling of burnt out or something might have happend recently which is emotionally draining you. When stressed it is our natural response to feel anger, frustration and irritation. Also these negative energy drains you and you feel tired sleepy and less motivated. Chronic stress is a side product of our life style these days. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relieve stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I am a chain smoke From last few days my spine is paining I do not know what is going on Please tell me if anything is wrong due to smoking.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a chain smoke From last few days my spine is paining I do not know what is going on Please tell me if anything i...
Do heat fermentation twice a day and do spine extension exercise avoid smoke bcoz its effects whole body.
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I am a diabetic and on regular medication. My age is 43. I used to regular walking for 1 hour in morning and evening but I have the habit of taking alcohol regularly. Please advice.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a diabetic and on regular medication. My age is 43. I used to regular walking for 1 hour in morning and evening ...
You should not take more than 2 peg a day for not more than 2 days a week. If you take alcohol as advised than it will not harm you. Always ear some snacks along with alcohol because having only alcohol increase the chance of low blood sugar.
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