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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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What is depression. What's are symptoms. What's is cause .how it is possible I can save to depression.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
•A depressive disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by a sad, blue mood that goes above and beyond normal sadness or grief. •A depressive disorder is a syndrome, meaning a group of symptoms. •Depressive disorders are feature not only negative thoughts, moods, and behaviors but also specific changes in bodily functions (like, eating, sleeping, energy and sexual activity). •One in 10 people will have a depression in their lifetime. •Because depression can lead to self-harm including suicide, it is important to note that one of every 25 suicide attempts results in death. •Some types of depression, especially bipolar depression, run in families. •While there are many social, psychological, and environmental risk factors for developing depression, some are particularly prevalent in one gender or the other, or in particular age or ethnic groups. •There can be some differences in symptoms of depression depending on age, gender, and ethnicity. •Depression is only diagnosed clinically in that there is no laboratory test or X-ray for depression. It is therefore crucial to see a health professional as soon as you notice symptoms of depression in yourself, your friends, or family. •The first step in getting appropriate treatment is a complete physical and psychological evaluation to determine whether the person, in fact, has a depressive disorder. •Depression is not a weakness but a serious illness with biological, psychological, and social aspects to its cause, symptoms, and treatment. A person cannot will it away. Untreated or undertreated, it can worsen or return. •There are many safe and effective medications, particularly the SSRIs, that can be of great help in the treatment of depression. Treatment- A variety of treatments, including medications and short-term psychotherapies (i.e. "talking" therapies), have proven effective for depressive disorders: more than 80 percent of people with a depressive illness improve with appropriate treatment. Not only can treatment lessen the severity of depression, but it may also reduce the duration of the episode and may help prevent additional bouts of depression. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session.
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Left side testicle swelling since two years. A little pain continue in left side what test or doctor need please guidethanks.

MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Indore
If there is pain with swelling and redness it might be infection, it can also be related to tight dressing, or altered position for prolonged time. As you are 39, a physician's or surgical opinion is necessary.
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I always a fear of die. I think it's like anxiety suffering from 1 year. Always I feel my heart will stop beating and I will die.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem with extreme fear and I suspect that it has its origins somewhere in childhood. You will need to meet a counselor and work on this fear and your emotions in general. It will definitely help for you to start vigorous aerobic exercise immediately. Exercise will make your heart grow larger and an enlarged heart will pump blood more efficiently and with fewer beats to reach all parts of your body. Any species with a slower heart beat live longer. Besides, everytime you are afraid to this extent, your body will release the stress hormone, cortisol, and make your body gear up for emergency many times unnecessarily. Please meet with a counselor and take charge of your emotions quickly. You are young and the chances of resolving this soon are good if you cooperate.
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I find some problem while having sex with my wife. No excitement is there. Even the urge for doing sex not arise. But I have full of sex as I see other ladies. Why?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, to generate interest in sexual coition under noted r the factors to b sorted out to inculcate, interest to join sexual coition and to make the even pleasant with the mutual confidence. One should go for meditation to reduce stress, and to nourish cells, tissues and to calm down one's nerve to cooperate on d occasion. Both d partners should, respect feelings of each others, realising, any physical disorder one may suffer, such as pain in lumber area, she / he is weak due to anaemic condition, any mental block, against coition may cause aversion from sexual coition. Consume, apples, carrots, cheese, mangoes, spinach, garlics, almonds, walnuts, pumpkins, fish, black chocolate, regularly, black berries, milk, regularly. Tk, plenty of water. Her diet b easily digstable, on time. Homoe medicine to be administered to your wife. @ sepia 200- at bed time. @ ignatia30-6 pills, thrice a day. Avoid, caffiene, pollution, junk food. Report, fortnightly. Tk, care.
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Dear Sir I have some personal problem of over talking I am trying my level best to control but I am not able to do I would like to stay peace and unable to concentrate on every thing pl guide 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, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions.
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My hubby keeps tobacco in his mouth. He is not at all able to stop it. So I am worried. Can any 1 please help me to make him stop it. I am fed up of explaining it's side effects. But he is that much addicted to it. He used nicotex and again stopped it and started tobacco again.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Never give up on him. After many attempts he is bound to succeed. I understand your frustration but be patient because as soon as you give up, he will too. Sometimes, it will be your motivation that will goad him on. But be very careful that you don? t nag him. You are what is called a? co-dependent, that is you have become dependent on him dependent on tobacco. You can at the most just remind him, get help for him and then leave it up to him. Ideally, if the motivation comes from him, it is the best. Sometimes, he will need to suffer some complications that will act as a? nail in the coffin? before he is ready to go for help. In addiction parlance, it is called? hitting rock bottom. In the meantime, he should be taken to an addiction counselor and start the process of cleaning up his act. Hypnosis will also help. Whenever he stops, immediately supplement his oral need with some substitute like candies, nicotine gums, juices, soups etc. Also have him visit a dentist and thoroughly clean up his mouth so that he feels bad about staining them again.
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Domestic Violence - How it Affects Women?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Domestic Violence - How it Affects Women?

People who have been victims of domestic violence not only suffer physical abuse, but from emotional abuse as well, which may stay with them for their whole life. The trauma associated with domestic violence can be deep and takes time to heal even after the relationship with the perpetrator is over and there is no communication or contact between them.

Emotional harm is greater than physical harm
Women make up the significant majority of domestic violence victims. When they face violence within the home sphere, they experience a wide range of emotions like anger, sadness, powerlessness, fear, resentment, vindictiveness and much more. Physical violence not only harms their body, but their mind and spirit are equally wrecked as the memory of being physically subjugated scars them emotionally in a very deep manner and can take years to heal.

Some of the long term impact of domestic violence on women is mentioned below.

Physical Effects

  1. Any kind of physical injuries like bruises, cuts or dislocated joints and bones.
  2. Many women suffer from hearing impairment
  3. Loss of vision is also another effect
  4. Miscarriage or premature childbirth
  5. Sexually transmitted diseases
  6. A feeling of fatigue and weakness

In certain cases, unreported domestic violence may result in homicide or murder which is the ultimate and most unfortunate manifestation of physical abuse gone too far, That is why it is important to seek help early on before things escalate too far.

Mental Effects
The mental effects of domestic violence take much longer time to recuperate from than the physical effects. If the shock is severe, it can render women mentally unstable for life in extreme cases. Even if a woman recovers from it, the emotional scar may remain and might manifest in the future.

  1. Depression: This is one of the worst mental effects of domestic violence is depression. The good news is depression is often temporary and can be cured. Signs of depression include a feeling of hopelessness, sadness, weight gain or loss, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and a consequent lack of interest in whatever you love to do. This can affect one’s decision making ability and in extreme cases can render one suicidal.
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: When you encounter any violent experience, then you are most likely to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The signs of this disorder include frequent flashbacks of the traumatic experience, nightmares and extreme anxiety. Women who face these kinds of traumatic experiences find it difficult to cope with their present situation for a while. Counselling and support from their loved ones can heal these problems fast.

Other effects of domestic violence may also include seizures, addiction and substance abuse and fainting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Sir I am an engineering students. I have been facing stress full college life and love. So that I can't sleep daily sleep will not come for me. Please prescribe me sleeping pills for my problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
Hello lybrate-user-user stress is somehow good thing in education system, without it we can't progress. Other side stress is depend on how you take matter or how you react matter. In successful life study or knowledge takes only 15%, rest of 85% are how you take matter and attitude so live in lightly without forgetting your target few tips will help you * take good balance diet * take proper sleep * don't worry if 5 marks come less * tragedy of today will be funny thing for tomorrow for you * take chyavanprash 1 tsp in morning * use ghee & milk in diet * you can start some ayurveda medicine, like brahmi, sankhpuspi etc.
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Hello I'm 21 year old I have depression and stress from 3 years. Due to this have some pain in my brain and breathlessness so I don't do study from long time tell me reason and cure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Kali phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Ginseng 1x, 1 tab after lunch. Revert me after 15 days.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

Psychiatrist, Kollam
There is no curative measures till now for alzheimer's disease. But some food can prevent progression of disease like fish liver oil and food items containing beta carotene and lecithin.
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Want to Reduce cholesterol levels and Reduce weight. Please suggest something. I am a social drinker. Alcohol twice a month.Please tell.

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. I can understand. The best time tested method to reduce weight and cholesterol is physical exercise and games along with low fat low carb high fiber diet. There are no short cuts in reducing weight. Regarding cholesterol, raw garlic, honey, lemon, cinnamon, turmeric etc are known to reduce cholesterol. Include them in your daily diet. Please do not skip exercise. Take care.
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I am having trouble in interacting with peoples. I am very gloomy all the time. I am experiencing trouble in speaking to even my family members. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
You do appear to be having symptoms of depression. Would recommend that you have an assessment by a psychiatrist as it can improve with appropriate treatment. You are likely to require medicines and/or counselling depending upon your assessment. Best of luck.
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In my childhood I was a bright student. Once a teacher taught me a topic I was able to understand each line and each word which I heard . I was this type student till 15 years of age and from there my performance d ragged down. I am not able to remember what line a teacher has said just now. What is the problem ?

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. I can understand. This scenario is not happening to you alone. Every adolescent is facing the same problem. The problem is due to your brains functional overtures. Your brain becomes so vibrant and creative at this period, it can't concentrate on simple tasks. Therefore you need to be more creative while learning and reading or writing. I suggest you understand and practice effective learning methods. Take care.
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How to Reduce Stress

B.Sc - Home Science , PG - Diploma In Nutrition & Dietcics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How to Reduce Stress

How to Reduce Stress

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I got 25 mark out of 30 mark in maths since I am feeling depressed kindly help me.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
I empathize with you but it is also important that you be thankful for your marks, and believe that next time you can do much better. Always acknowledge your achievements, they are first step towards victory.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time, please 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 lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Non-Operative Solutions For Pains

MBBS ,MD
Pain Management Specialist, Hyderabad
Non-Operative Solutions For Pains

A pain management specialist helps comprehensive treatment for neck, back pain and also chronic and cancer pains.

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I am a 21 years old lady studying in second year college. I am dealing with tremendous family problems hampering my mental and emotional state of mind. Please help.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Family problems are part of everyone's lives. You need to change the way you respond to the problems. Always remember that some things will be within your control to change and some will not be within your control. Best approach is to leave these things to get sorted out on their own and focus your energy on what you can change. Look at your options, weigh their pros and cons and choose what seems best to you. Not everything will be clear always. Some things will be ambiguous, that's the beauty of life. If you can prepare yourself for such situations instead of feeling anxiety or fear. Please click on consult if you have any questions.
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I have fever from some day. What should I do. And also I have body pain. Please advised me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, kindly follow health advices given below: measure your temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. Take Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg after food as and when required for fever more than 99 F (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3. Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal Dalia, chapatti etc. 4. Avoid wearing synthetic and tight cloths. Kindly go for CBC test and consult physician for further management and let me know what medicines you were taking and also tell me if you are having other symptoms like cough/ throat pain/ burning urine/ stomach pain so that we can confirm cause of fever
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