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Dr. Karthik

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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 doctor, I have smoking and drinking habit from past 5 years. I realized that sperm release decreased compared to before so I want to quit those alcoholic things. So may I know how to regain the increase of sperms?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, once you quit drinking and smoking, automatically your body starts repair process. You should supplement that process by providing enough physical exercises and nutritious food. Take care.
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I am getting anxiety and sometimes panic .Please kindly help .Normal doctor told me to consult with psychologist.

MSC Child Psychology, MSc COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am getting anxiety and sometimes panic .Please kindly help .Normal doctor told me to consult with psychologist.
Hello. Thank you for reaching out Here are a few solutions that you can try for your anxiety. 1.Maintain a diary where you write about your thought, feelings and the reason for your anxiety. 2.Relaxed breathing brings regularity and calming your breath will allow you to overcome anxiety. 3. Focus on the positives in a situation than the negatives. Please meet a counselor or consult privately for future help.
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I am a overthinker. I am 22 year old. I think too much. So performance is decreasing in every activity. I am not able to concentrate and focus on my study and other things. I am not suffering from depression or anxiety disorder right now. Earlier I had suffered from both for a duration of 3-4 month two times. Right now, I am fine and happy. Only problems at present are running thoughts continuously, mental fatigue etc. I am thinking to take Himalaya Mentat. My treatment of fungal infection is going on for a long time. I am taking medicines from dermatologist (Itraconazole tablet + luliconazole cream) for that also. Plz, also tell does taking Mentat tablet while taking these tablets would be harmful or not? Also, suggest doses of Mentat and duration.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
Massaging to your head with suitable oil It clears the block in the energy channels that cause a build -up negative energy. It increases energy level, alertness and concentration. Wonderful relaxing therapy. It gives relief from pain, stress, insomnia, tension and tiredness. Helps to reduce the stiffness of muscle Reduces physical and mental fatigue. Improve the circulation to head, neck, scalp, face shoulder area. Relieves a headache and migraines. Stimulate healthy hair growth. Prevent hair fall and graying of hair. Anti ageing -relax facial and eye muscles to make you look younger and healthy. Key to increasing eyesight.
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How To Control Panic Disorder?

BDS, Certification In Hypnotherapy, Certification In N.L.P, Certification In Gene & Behavior, Psychology At Work
Psychologist, Delhi
How To Control Panic Disorder?

A panic attack is an intense and sudden feeling of fear that may lead the person to lose control and fear that he is dying. The intensity of the attack normally hits for around ten minutes though the symptoms may linger on after that. It normally occurs without prior signals and is typically unrelated to any of the underlying health troubles.

Ways to Control Panic Attack Symptoms-

If you are experiencing signs of panic attacks, then it is imperative to undergo proper medical treatment to find out any deeper medical problem related to these symptoms. If there is no definite cause, which is required to be treated, then there are various ways of controlling the panic attacks.

  1. Proper education: If panic attacks are left untreated for a long time, then it may lead to panic disorder, which includes frequent and recurrent panic attacks within a short span. So, it is important to have proper knowledge for combating panic disorders. You will have to understand how the fear centre of the brain works in order to recognise what panic disorder is. It is imperative to understand that the signs of panic disorder have no connection with any severe illness.

  2. Calm breathing: When a person is hit with a panic disorder, it is natural to take short, shallow breaths. You will have to take control of your breath and try to create a slow stream of air within and breathe it out, which will prevent hyperventilation and an accumulation of carbon-dioxide in the blood. It is recommended to practice slow breathing in a normal state of mind, so that you have a good hold over the technique which would come in handy when a panic attack occurs. You will have to breathe in for five seconds and hold the breath for one second before you exhale it out, spanning through four seconds. Repeat the process several times until you start experiencing a soothing feel.

  3. Muscle relaxation: Then you must try to learn how to relax the body by tensing and then relaxing different muscles, which will reduce the overall anxiety and stress levels causing panic attacks. You can start working on the muscles of your feet and then slowly move on to the forehead. You will have to tighten each muscle group while taking a deep breath, hold it for a few moments and release it while breathing out.

  4. Hypnothearapy: Hypnotherapy is very efficient to get rid of acute anxiety quickly. The effect of a one-time direct hypnosis has an effect of about 48 to 72 hours. Afterwards, the effect slowly disappears, unless it is supplemented with self-hypnosis or other therapeutic interventions. It is thus an ideal technique for concrete situations like performance anxiety prior to an exam, presentation or job interview within 48 hours. Self-hypnosis is a powerful tool to teach a client to stop their anxiety themselves with the help of  self-hypnosis exercise.  

  5. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT helps anxious patients to recognize and work through the negative and worrying thoughts which (subconsciously) cause the panic attacks, stress, and anxiety. The therapist will help the patient to “defuse” these negative thoughts and will also help the client in finding more valuable thoughts which do not lead to anxiety or panic. Afterwards, the patient will be requested to practise these positive thoughts and to train themselves in finding negative thoughts which need to be invalidated.

In case you think you are suffering from a panic disorder, it is imperative to waste no time and talk to a psychologist without further delay.

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I have been undergoing Chronic Depression for the last 3 years. Is it possible that it is completely cured if its treatment starts now?

PHD, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, MRCPsych, MAMS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
I have been undergoing Chronic Depression for the last 3 years. Is it possible that it is completely cured if its tre...
The cornerstone of good treatment of depression is a proper analysis, which includes understanding your situation. In most cases drug treatment, psychotherapy and counsseliing are sufficient to produce satisfactory response.
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I can't get over my break up it's been a month n I cry every night. I feel I am getting into depression. What should I do?

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I can't get over my break up it's been a month n I cry every night. I feel I am getting into depression. What should ...
Hello lybrate-user. It is a common phenomenon in this stage of life. Before going to fall for anyone you should know some of the things like, They won't be with you forever so use your time carefully. Do whatever you want but once you get out of it don't think about it again. A break up can be a turning point of an individual’s life. It’ll either rip you apart or you’ll emerge out of this storm, stronger than ever before. There’s no sugar coating the facts about how you feel, it is a difficult time and it will hurt and it’s alright to feel however you’re feeling, but you have to do whatever you can to not let this control your life. The points mentioned below aren’t perfect but give it a read it might help: If you're feeling depressed, it can be helpful to try some coping strategies. Reach out and stay connected: Talk to people who make you feel safe and make just don’t talk to them on phone or don’t just chat with them, meet them face to face and talk. Spend time with them. Find ways to support others: It’s nice to receive support, but research shows you get an even bigger mood boost from providing support yourself. Do things that make you feel good: In order to overcome depression, you have to do things that relax and energize you. Exercise: Wake up early and exercise, because exercise is not only good for your body but also for your mind. During depression, even getting out of bed seems difficult, but exercise is a powerful depression fighter. Research shows that regular exercise can be as effective as medication for relieving depression symptoms. It also helps prevent relapse once you’re well. Sleep well: During depression it’s common either to sleep too much or having problem of insomnia. Aim for eight hours of sleep. Eat healthy food: Try to stay away from junk food and eat healthy items. Don’t Skip a meal! Try to minimize your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrate. Boost your B vitamins. Deficiencies in B vitamins such as folic acid and B-12 can trigger depression. To get more, take a B-complex vitamin supplement or eat more citrus fruit, leafy greens, beans, chicken, and eggs. Get a daily dose of sunlight: Sunlight can help boost serotonin levels and improve your mood. Whenever possible, get outside during daylight hours and expose yourself to the sun. Aim for at least 15 minutes of sunlight a day. Remove sunglasses (but never stare directly at the sun) and use sunscreen as needed. Keep yourself occupied: Being busy is a way to prevent negative thoughts from going around your head repeatedly. For depressed persons, the first step is often the hardest, so making yourself do things can be a huge difference in your day and getting you started. If nothing of the above mentioned things help, please consult a therapist or psychiatrist. It’ll take time, but you will get out of depression. “Be strong, because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever”
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My psychiatrist prescribed petril md .25 mg for difficulty falling asleep. Can my generalized anxiety disorder and sleep can be cured with this medication.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patan
My psychiatrist prescribed petril md .25 mg for difficulty falling asleep. Can my generalized anxiety disorder and sl...
Dear lybrate user, thank you for writing to us. I can understand your concern about medication's effectiveness for curing your anxiety. Petril (clonazepam) is used to treat anxiety disorders. It is proven effective drug for anxiety. Sleep disturbance is one of the symptoms of anxiety disorder. There are other primary anti anxiety medications like ssri, snri and tca. There is a strong scientific research evidence for these medicines for anxiety treatment. Pertil should preferably not to be continued for more than 6-8 weeks. Discuss this with your treating psychiatrist. Regards.
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My father used to drink alcohol a lot. But now he drinks alcohol 3 or 4 times a week. And day by day he is losing apatite, infact he totally lost their apatite at night. We insisted him to have dinner usually, why he is loosing their apatite during dinner? Is it any dangerous sign? His age is 53 and weight 61.

MA Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Alcohol kills your appetite and too much of alcohol is not good. Give him some salads with his drink or ask him to have his drink after his meals. This way he will eat more and drink less.
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I am a CA student. And I was forgetting what learned in suddenly. How can I improve my memory power. Pls give me a solution.

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