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Dr. Karthikeyan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Karthikeyan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Retteri, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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Hello. I m student and I m getting tired from my study. actually I am preparing for competitive exam. I can't concentration on my studies please help me.

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I suspect that the adolescent issues (If you are in your teens) with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. 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, 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 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 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 junk food.

Maine 10/saal tak smoking ki hai. Or agar daily ki average lgai jaye to 2 cigrate daily ki average niklegi. Now I quit smoking. Maire lungs ko pehle jaise normal hone main kitna time lagega. Now my age is 25 years.

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
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Dear lybrate-user. Nice to hear that you quit smoking. Your body starts its repair process immediately on your quitting. In your case, it should take less than 6 months for the body to completely repair your lungs provided you don't restart smoking. Take care.

I have a very lazy behaviour. My body senses are always at rest. I do not know why? And my mind always runs in many directions. I cannot concentrate on one thing.

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I have a very lazy behaviour. My body senses are always at rest. I do not know why? And my mind always runs in many d...
Hye, thanks for the query. At times poor nutrition can cause nutrition insufficiency leading to low stamina which actually converts to laziness. Being underweight can be a concern if it's the result of poor nutrition. Here are some healthy ways to gain weight when you're underweight: eat more frequently. When you're underweight, you may feel full faster. Eat five to six smaller meals during the day rather than two or three large meals. Choose nutrient-rich foods. As part of an overall healthy diet, choose whole-grain breads, rice and cereals; fruits and vegetables; dairy products; lean protein sources; and nuts. Don't fill up on diet soda, coffee and other drinks with few calories and little nutritional value. Instead, drink smoothies or healthy shakes. Snack on nuts, dried fruits and fresh fruits. Even when you're underweight, be mindful of excess sugar and fat. An occasional slice of cake or ice cream is fine. But most sweets should be healthy and provide nutrients in addition to calories. Sheera, lassi and chikki are good choices. Exercise, especially strength training, can help you gain weight by building up your muscles. Exercise may also stimulate your appetite.

I am 29 yr old male divorced 2 months back cant sleep well and not able to focus on my work, even if work in half an hour get tired. Also having bp 140/90 want to regain my strength both mentally and physically

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I guess the divorce is taking a toll on you. It is indeed very painful, and if you went through some bitterness, as is wont in some breakups, it can leave a bad taste in the mouth too. But you must move on after you have dealt with the pain and the feelings associated with the divorce. If you failed to do this, then you may even jump into another relationship with a foolhardy rush and get into the proverbial? frying pan into the fire. Even if you get into the right relationship, the feelings and bitterness that you did not deal with will follow you, and will become baggage in the new situation and jeopardize the same. So it is prudent for you to sort out issues that led to the breakup and go with a clean slate into another. I hope you are also aware that once you have bp, you will have it for the rest of your life, if you do not quickly reduce stress and change your lifestyle. Even then you will be in a relative state of high or normal bp! so, not only dealing with feelings, you must also do regular exercise, watch your diet, sleep well, meditate, learn stress management, and live a sensible life. Reduce your salt intake or switch to a low sodium salt called? induppu, in the south. The exhaustion indicates that there is a lot of unexpressed anger. You are too young to carry the load of this anger and your life and work can be compromised quite heavily. Before it all gets too serious, go speak to a counselor and do the things I have recommended too. If you cooperate, much of your old state could be restored.

I don't trust anyone I abuse a lot I hate my family I don't what's wrong with me I think my family they are not understanding instead of encouraging me they are all the time giving me lectures to me I started abusing my mom dad a lot even I had tried hitting them I am mentally sick or what I don't know but It's killing me inside my angerness I have no control over it plzzz help mee before it's too late even I tried killing of myself too?

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I don't trust anyone I abuse a lot I hate my family I don't what's wrong with me I think my family they are not under...
It appears that you are angry and frustrated. You are not happy with your family. What has caused all this? at your age, it is normal to have arguments with your parents. Remember that your parents belong to a different generation. It is difficult for them to understand and accept the ideas of new generation. But it is also important for them to see what you are thinking and feeling. Many parents try to control their children and are very strict with them, which is very frustrating for the children. My suggestion would be try to talk to your family when all are in good mood. Talk to them about your fears, dreams, expectations. At the same time try to understand their worries. Open and frank communication helps. But see that you do not blame each other and focus on having better relations and understanding.

My wife suffering from bipolar disorder. She is not use medication regularly. She sees enemy of her mother-in-law.

M.D,Psychiatry
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Give her tab oleanzrt 5 mg at night. Mix it in some food if she does not takr on her own. Consult local psychiatrist.

I am 58 years old, male,with depression and Schizophrenia. I am taking Amisulpride 200 mg 0-0-1 and Sizopin 50 mg 0-0-1 for schizophrenia. There is relief. For depression, I am taking Venlor XR 150 mg 1-0-0, mirtazapine 15 mg 0-0-1 along with Depsonil DZ 0-0-1 (This contains 2 mg Diazepam). There is relief. For Tension I am put on Alprazolam 0.25 mg 1-1-1 and Nitrosun 10 mg 0-1-0 for afternoon distress, of course, with the consent of doctor only. My question is I am taking three benzodiazepines viz Diazepam, Alprazolam and Nitrazepam. Can they be combined together or will there be any toxicity? Please confirm.

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I am 58 years old, male,with depression and Schizophrenia. I am taking Amisulpride 200 mg 0-0-1 and Sizopin 50 mg 0-0...
Hi there ~ the use of benzodiazepines itself and more so the use of a combination of benzodiazepines that are both short and long acting and the fact that you are on as needed doses of these medications indicates that you are at a high risk for benzodiazepine dependence.

I am getting fear and shivering when I hear some bad news?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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I am getting fear and shivering when I hear some bad news?
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.

5 years ago I got sprain in my neck. It does not healed up automatically. After that I got pain in my neck even placing it 2 minutes in a single position. Its severity increases and pain reaches to the head after few months. I consult a neurologist but treatment does not worked and problem got severe as it affects my shoulder and upper back too. Now I have symptoms - 1. Pain in neck and shoulder. 2. Difficulty in looking downward or bending down (head goes heavy when I bend) 3. Stiffness in neck and shoulder (more when wake up after sleep and after bath) 4. Confidence level gets down and feeling depressed mostly 5. Nervousness and anxiety 6. Loosing interest in activities which I love earlier 7. Memory gets weaker 8. Urgency of urinating increases a lot 9. Cracking of bones around neck and shoulder 10. Feels like swelling around shoulder and upper back 11. Formation of trigger points in trapezius muscle 12. Vision problem all my reports of MRI, x rays, and blood tests are normal. Is it fibromyalgia? Do I get rid of this problem and lead a normal life? Please help me.

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5 years ago I got sprain in my neck. It does not healed up automatically. After that I got pain in my neck even placi...
Your problem is related to cervical spondolytis and trapezitus 1u should take moist heat around your neck and shoulder 2 15-20 min. Icing over trigger point 3 stretch trapezius muscle 4 do free exercise arround neck 5 shoulder elevation and depression exercises 6 avoid pillow 7 avoid jerky and rash driving.

I overdosed on multivitamins and fish oil. Symptoms "brain fog" nervousness, anxiety,mood swings / panicky feeling and they are not psychological or thought induced they come out of "blue moon. It has been 2 weeks since I stopped taking medicine and symptoms still persists. My serum calcium tests are fine.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
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I overdosed on multivitamins and fish oil. Symptoms "brain fog" nervousness, anxiety,mood swings / panicky feeling an...
what harm can multivitamins cause. get your symptoms screened by a professional to arrive at accurate diagnosis.

My fiance is having a best friend and he proposed her in December 2014 she had recently separated from her boyfriend. Both my fiance and that girl are school friends. She initially said yes and said he would be perfect for her. But later in Feb 2015 she said she is not getting feelings for him and she was in love with someone else. He insisted that she should take time she behaved rudely with him but he waited and said take your time. This continued till December 2105 then he accepted her as friend he continues to be her best friend. She behaves very rudely sometimes with him and he even cries for her. But still he thinks she is her best friend and he will take care of her. Then in Feb 2016 family introduced me to him and we said yes to each other after 2-3 meeting he told me about his past and he said she is still her best friend because she is very nice girl. He was happy that he has me and her in his life two angels in his life. Later on I found that he gets upset if she says something to him and he cries and he fears that she may leave if he will something to her he always pleases her and gift her to make her remember him. He said to me she is important in my life. He loves me I can see that but he sometimes behave rudely with me but he never behaves in that way with her. I told him that she is important in her life more than me but he said he loves me more than her. I told him that you won't want to accept the truth. He loves me he cares for me whenever he behaves rudely he says sorry. But I don't know what is happening with him and it will be going to difficult after marriage and I accepted their relation because I know he wants both in her life but sometimes I feel it is going to change my nature after marriage. I told him to consult a psychiatrist. He said he needs no psychiatrist and said no one cares for his feelings.

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Dear Lybrate user thanks for the query ,Its good that both of you love and understand each other, its obvious that your fiance have soft feeling for that girl and its more than normal friendship, you must talk to your fiance about this matter ,you should give him some space and time on the other hand you should also consider the bonding between them otherwise it can be problem for you in future. There should be balance in every relation ,if at any time again that girl will say yes to your fiance then? Just consider on all points before marriage .if you need my help you can contact me .take care.

I'm 20 years old and since the last year I've been smoking. I want to quit. How can I overcome the urge?

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Start your stop smoking plan with start s- set a quit date: choose a date within the next 2 weeks, so you have enough time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit, if you mainly smoke at work, quit on the weekend, so you have few days to adjust to the change. T- tell family, friends and co-workers that you plan to quit: let your friends and family in on your plan to quit smoking and tell them you need their support and encouragement to stop. Look for a quit buddy who wants to stop smoking as well. You can help each other get through the rough times. A- anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting: most people who begin smoking again do so within the first 3 months. You can help yourself make it through by preparing ahead for common challenges, such as nicotine withdrawal and cigratte cravings. R- remove cigrattes & other products from your home, car and work: throw away all of your cigarettes, lighter, ashtrays and matches. Wash your clothes and freshen up anything that smells like smoke. T- talk to your doctor about getting help to quit: your doctor can prescribe medication to help with withdrawal.

I am a college student due to financial problems It was difficult to continue my study I am in a very stressed condition. I have irregular periods problem and also pimples. Is it due to my stress conditions? What should I do?

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I am a college student due to financial problems It was difficult to continue my study I am in a very stressed condit...
Due to excessive stress condition it affect on internal physiological aspects. Stress may also cause for skin problems. It is difficult to continue study in that case you please do some part time job. Primary level students tuition or part time reception etc. What ever available to do as per your wish. Today studies means not regular study. There are so many courses in distance mode. Study distance mode. No need of discontinued. If you do some job. No one have a chance to stop. It will continue for long. It develops your self confidence. And self esteem. Sit in home thinking too much about this problem. It leads stress later depressive thoughts. Later severe depression. So because of your unnecessary thinking you need to consult also. So do not think too much. Search any part time job as a receptionist in hospital or tuition teacher. What is best to do it. Do not depend on others. If you do job you will continue further studies with out depend on others. So take step. Do it in action. Do not be lazy. Do not think alone and do not be alone. Be share your personal feelings and problems with close friends and family members. Be sociable all the time and be happy all the time. Ok all the best.

Hi, I work in software and daily when I return from work I am very tired and feel like doing nothing. I am physically and mentally drained. Please suggest some remedy for the same.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
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Hi, I work in software and daily when I return from work I am very tired and feel like doing nothing. I am physically...
Dear Lybrate user it's natural to feel drained out and stressed after a long day at work. Nothing to worry about. You just need to balance your work so that it don't causes you stress. If you go to your work without any happiness and enthusiasm it will again increase your stress and this vicious cycle will continue. so try to enjoy your work take that work load as challenge and work towards achieving ur targets. try take out time on weekends for going out with friends. some hobby time could be helpful. you can also indulge in getting spa and relaxing therapy. Try these steps. Please free to give your feedback.

I am suffering from mania like washing my hands regularly after 5 to 10 mins. What should I do.

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I am suffering from mania like washing my hands regularly after 5 to 10 mins. What should I do.
It is not Mania, but OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, you can consult a psychiatrist and get remedy. All the best.

Hi I m ankit, my age is 27 and I got very irritated and got very angry with small small talks and I am very uncomfortable everytym feels everytym very low. Pls suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Find out the cause, analyse your thought process, if you are excessively attached to any thing, it happens, it may be gf, mobile, anything, solution: try to detach yourself from that for a short while, think positive, socialize, discuss your problems with friends, you will be fine within a week.

What is the best medicine for Psychosis? I am taking half tablet of Sizodon Forte.

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What is the best medicine for Psychosis? I am taking half tablet of Sizodon Forte.
Hello,lybrate user, I being a homoeopath can suggest some medication in homoeopathy,only Tk,homoeo medicine/ @ five phos 6x-4 tbs,thrice a day. Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your brain to calm your nerve. Tk,plenty of water to hydrate your body and to regulate your metabolism. Avoid,nicotine ,alcohol,pizza,burger. Tk care.

Sir I am 30 year old girl I feel stress while talking n thinking abt marriage n feel anger secondly I also feel irritated and pain in my back head. please guide what should I doo.

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Sir I am 30 year old girl I feel stress while talking n thinking abt marriage n feel anger secondly I also feel irrit...
Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you’re preoccupied with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Unrelenting doubts and fears can be paralyzing. They can sap your emotional energy, send your anxiety levels soaring, and interfere with your daily life. But chronic worrying is a mental habit that can be broken. You can train your brain to stay calm and look at life from a more positive perspective. start doing yoga and exercise

I feel depressed due to losing my admission in M.tech ,suggest some medicine to take deep sleep.

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I feel depressed due to losing my admission in M.tech ,suggest some medicine to take deep sleep.
Lybrate user directly don't jump on medication. Try to do deep breathing before sleep time. While in the bed count 100 to 0. You get sleep.

I lost my close one last year. Feeling very depressed and loosed hope of living. Please help me.

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I lost my close one last year. Feeling very depressed and loosed hope of living. Please help me.
Hello Aditya One needs to live with all the gains and loses in the process called living and life is like that only. It happens with everyone at some point of life. Being sad is a natural reaction in this case. Losing the hope of living is not the solution for this. Remember Hope is a good thing, may be the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. You take this homoeopathic medicine and get back to me after 7 days 1. Ignatia 1000/once a day for one day. 2. Saclac 30/thrice daily/ 7 days. You will feel a lot better.
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