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Dr. Karthikeyan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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I have wound in left parotid gland for about 26 days. What to do? Discharge continuously comes out. How to cu e it? I am unable to concentrate on my study. What to do?

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You need immediate medical attention 1. Wound care 2. Antibiotic cover along with analgesic and anti inflammatory medication are required Consult near by ENT doctor as soon as possible
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Hi I have been suffering with Anxiety and Muscle tension I want to stop Medicines (duloxetine) I am tired of Medicines, studies say medical marijuana if taken in limits helps brain and relaxes muscles is it true?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Hi I have been suffering with Anxiety and Muscle tension I want to stop Medicines (duloxetine) I am tired of Medicine...
Dear Teja..You will be able to stop medicine when the recommended duration is over. The use of medical marijuana is still in research phase. There are very good and effective medicine available for anxiety disorder. All d best!!
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I am suffering from illness of Knee Pain and Pystica pain since long time () Please advice me which tablet I use () May I get relief from the pain or not or its temporarily relief by taking medicines from years expert doctors. I am a patient of depression since last 16 years and BP also () Please advise. Regards/Rawat.

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I am suffering from illness of Knee Pain and Pystica pain since long time () Please advice me which tablet I use () M...
Hello lybrate user physiotherapy treatment will be beneficial to relief sciatica symptoms and knee joint pain. Regular treatment for one month gives you best results. Pain will reduce within 15-20 days no doubt but after pain relief physio will suggest you best exercises to recover muscle strength.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Prefer keeping yourself is a dangerous thing. Last year this incident happened. But up to that you think about that it is not good thing as per my advise. What is happend that is over. Why we think. If we think he will come back then we think. Nothing come back. Everybody must respect the natural law. Nobody should not excepted from the natural law. So respect the gods order. And follow our regular work schedule. Develop busy schedule. Be friendly with others. Be happy all the time. Best of luck. Best wishes.
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I've inner pain in my bone since about six months. I get tired early. I feel some fatigue problem. I'm 34 years old male.

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Urologist, Kolkata
I've inner pain in my bone since about six months. I get tired early. I feel some fatigue problem. I'm 34 years old m...
My friend, at this age, there might be lot of possibilities that could explain your symptoms. Ranging from problems related to heart, blood, kidney and even lungs. Each possibilities should be judged with equal importance because if any of them gets, it might have a worse impact in your later life. So my advice is get a thorugh check up done at some clinic with some detailed investigations. Including a cbc, fbs ppbs, ur, cr, an ecg done and reply back for further consultation.
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I really want to quit smoking but finding difficult I smoke 3 To 4 cigarettes does it harm too much what to do? Help.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you want to quit smoking then you can definitely do it. It is important not to give in to craving while you are trying to quit. There will be intense craving which may not last for very long. If you can distract yourself by doing some exercise or yoga or any activity when craving is there, just after couple of mins the craving will go and you can then pat your back for not smoking. You can get in touch with a tobacco cessation clinic and seek their help if required.
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I do not memories answer for long time so give me advice what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Yes, this may be true because of your age. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along 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 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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I am a case of chronic phobia of travel. I have never travelled in last 21 year. I have to have some known person with me to travel whether is is bus, car, train. I have tried cbt, aprazolams, ssris, clonazepam, even mao i, nothing helped. Can any on tell me any latest drug or remedy?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Behaviour therapy, relaxation therapy, meditation, yoga wil help in these conditions. Take tab ciplar20 mg and valium 2.5 mg half an hour before trvellinv.
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My father is 55 years old and is a teacher. I feel he has some psychiatric problem. He hates to touch everything else his stuffs. In our home he has his separate stuffs (like soap, cumb, mirror etc) to use and no one else can use that. He always used to be extra clean than its required. After touching anything he cleans his hands with soap. Again he always judge things from the meaning of the brand. Like if the brand is like'Lifeboy' its good but if its like'Killer' then he will never use that. He always becomes too nervous when any official task is given to him without even knowing about that in detail. Whenever a problem arises he becomes tensed and tells that to us and everyone else, even who does not have to do anything with it, repeatedly until someone does that or finds a solution. Please tell me how to deal with this problem.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi, it appears from your history that your father is suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. In this disorder person have excessive doubt of contamination and repetitively wash his/her hands depending on thought of contamination. Other sign are like repetitively counting, checking, arranging things in a symmetry, hoarding. Because of all these suffering person spend hours in doing these activity or rituals and unable to pace with life. Its treatable condition and treatment is available in the form of medication as well as therapies like erp or systemic desensitization. Please visit a psychiatrist for further managements.
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I have some problems with pronunciation like the vowels R, l, and S. Please help me By the way I have open bite .

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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I have joined a company last year june. Suddenly I have been called and told to look for a job stating a do a shoddy work. My last working day is 11 th sept, 2015. Notice I have always been appreciated for my work in my previous work place. My self esteem is hurt and my confidence shattered. I get sleep less nights and often think if I am so use less why am I still living. I am not able to come out of this from the past one month. Sleeping pills does not give me sleep. Am so clueless what to do?

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 joined a company last year june. Suddenly I have been called and told to look for a job stating a do a shoddy ...
Dear , this is not a problem of your workman ship or talent. Your company cannot afford you and therefore, they told you to quit. They gave you just a reason. That reason does not mean that you are not talented. There are many opportunities in front of you. In fact for your experience, you should get another job which pays more. Please do not dwell in past. Your past company do not deserve you. Also god wants you to work for more salary and in good atmosphere. Think positive. I want to talk to you. Please contact me and I will help you out of this situation. Take care.
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9 Ways to Help You Get Through an Ugly Divorce?

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
9 Ways to Help You Get Through an Ugly Divorce?

Getting through an ugly divorce is quite a difficult thing, no matter what the reason might be. Your world can turn upside down after a divorce and you have to make a fresh new start in life.

Here are some tips you should follow to get through an ugly divorce:

  1. Accept the fact that it is okay to have different feelings: All feelings like sadness, anger (learn Ways to Control Your ANGER), exhaustion, frustration and confusion are quite intense after a divorce. You should accept these reactions and they will surely decrease with time.
  2. You need to give yourself a break: Accept the fact that you are weak and time is required to be back to normal functioning. Your work performance can be affected as well. Taking a break is a must after a divorce.
  3. Do not try to go through the situation alone: You should share your feelings with your friends and family, and you will surely get help. Joining support groups can also be fruitful. Isolation makes your condition worse; so you must go out, interact and share stuff.
  4. You should take proper emotional and physical care of your body: Eat timely, work out and relax. Try to maintain your normal daily routine and do not make major life decisions during this point of life. Abstain from too much alcohol and cigarettes as they are not a solution.
  5. Avoid ugly situations: Avoid talking to your former spouse as discussions may lead to ugly situations and fights, which would enhance your misery.
  6. Take a hobby: Try to do things you love to do from your heart. Join classes, take music lessons, paint pictures and slowly try to enjoy life. Making new friends is also a good idea.
  7. Think positive: Positive thinking is a must and if you engross yourself in positive, constructive activities, you are likely to feel good. You need to be flexible and in case you have children, do your best to provide them an ideal atmosphere for adjusting to the situation (learn more for Positive Parenting)
  8. Time can heal everything: Keep one thing in mind that life will eventually return to normal. Time heals everything and one day you will not be affected anymore.
  9. Talk to your children and help them cope: You need to provide proper care to your kids for coping with the situation. Talk to your children and make them understand that they are not responsible for the divorce by any means. Try to ease their concerns, be compassionate, but maintain a direct approach. Maintain your child's routine exactly how it used to be, so that they feel less amount of sudden change. Do not involve your children in the conflict in any way.

A divorce is extremely difficult to cope with, as one has never faced or felt such a situation before. With proper support and measures, you can get over a divorce much more easily.

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I have lossed my memory for some time like gajani I am not gajani my brain is not working concentrate what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Also at your age I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate. 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 chemicals: 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 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.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. 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.
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I am not able to concentrate in class. I feel bit sleepy and tired all the time. Is there anyway I can solve this problem? Without much of expenses? please help me.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am not able to concentrate in class. I feel bit sleepy and tired all the time. Is there anyway I can solve this pro...
Adopt healthy lifestyle like going to bed early, early to rise, morning walk or simple exercise. Think positive. Avoid junk food. Take plenty of water , nutritious food like milk green leafy vegetables. You should feel better Complaints may be temporary. If no relies check with the doctor that your hemoglobin is normal
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My father lives in anger. His age is 61 years. His bp is normal. What should we do to controll his anger. Please tell me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
He would be getting angry for various reasons. At that age there are various losses connected to health, power, work, prestige etc. Such losses can make a person sad, angry, afraid etc. Counselling helps in such cases to help the person understand the changes happening with growing age and coping and managing with them more effectively without getting angry and aggressive. In your fathers case, both individual counselling to help him manage his anger and family therapy so that the family members can understand each other better and support each other when going through a rough time. Please click on private chat to know more.
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My boyfriend and I had oral sex. He cummed on my vagina. Like, he can on top and on the sides. The cum fell onto the sheets and I cleaned it and he said I was clean. He's studying to be a Nurse and said that there's no way I can't get pregnant. Can I?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
My boyfriend and I had oral sex. He cummed on my vagina. Like, he can on top and on the sides. The cum fell onto the ...
Hi Jocelyn. The chances of pregnancy are very slim but there is a slight risk there. As long as Semen comes near vaginal contact there is a risk of pregnancy.
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My memory is not so good I can't remember the things mostly. What should I do to improve my memory?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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I have body pains for over 4 days. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician,
I have body pains for over 4 days. Please help.
Hello, Body pain may be due to 1. fever 2. abrupt start or stop of exercise 3. Any other medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem 4. Vit D deficiency 5. Multimineral and vitamin Deficiency 6.Stress/ anxiety 7. Over exertion (physical and mental) Kindly measure your temperature and tell me reading take mental and physical rest bathing also reduce body pain Consult Physician for further Management
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I am 19 year old. I am always in depression and tensions. What have to do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I am 19 year old. I am always in depression and tensions. What have to do?
Dear , you are just 19. You should be able to understand the difference between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also present symptoms identical to depression. I certainly think that you are disappointed, not depressed. Were you disappointed in the near past? take care.
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I am 19 years old boy. I am not able to concentrate in my work for more than 20 minutes. I am continuously getting distracted. Pls help me to keep my mind stable.

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Homeopath, Kapurthala
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