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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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Feeling so depressed from the last few months. And I couldn't focus on my studies. I don't even talk to anyone. What should I do ?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Feeling so depressed from the last few months. And I couldn't focus on my studies. I don't even talk to anyone. What ...
Depressed feeling is common to occur in everyone life. Please talk about it to people who are close to you. Sharing will make you come out of it. But if it is still not going den please talk to related field people. You can surely live nicely and enjoy like others. You might not need medicines. Self confidence will help you.
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Sir I have stammering problem from childhood. How to cure this problem. Please suggest me.

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stammering can be overcome with regular practice. You have to talk more without fear. Because social fear is one of the most psychological cause for stammering. So, develop your confidence, nobody is perfect and we all learn from nothing. Try to spell difficult words and repeat them till you pronounce them properly. You have to talk more and more so that you can make your tongue work more faster. Don't think of people around you who laugh seeing you. Just tell them you are trying to overcome your stammering, they will surely help you. Try doing this you will surely see the great difference.
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Hello sir i am from Hyderabad. I am smoking from 2002. Present also I have a habit of smoking. Daily minimum 8 to 10 cigarettes I will smoke. Now I want to quit the smoking. So what type of medical check I have to do before quit. And how many days will take to clear my body from nicotine.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, congratulations for deciding to quit smoking. If you decide to quit, there is no need to do any test. If you want to know what damages are done already, you can consult a doctor and get appropriate tests done. Actually the craving takes around 6 months to go away from your mind. Nicotine and its withdrawal takes only 3 months of to clear from body.
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My voice is too low to be heard. My friends suggest me to increase my pitch. Sometimes I am not audible to my friends also. Suggest me some tips to improve my voice.

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. Speech therapy can help you alter your sound. But it can be done only upto a limit. You can definitely try speech therapy. Take care.
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Hello, I am 29 year old male I am recently married to my long time girlfriend last year and having all good self in personal and professional. But, I am feeling jinxed & unsatisfied and direction less most of the tine in office. It feels like I have lots of work but doing that doesn't exited me. Fir that reason I am failing to reach my timeline as I don't concentrate & feels motivated. All is felt OK and good but I feel unsatisfied and demotivated. This some time leads to confrontations with office colleagues and at home. I have searched this symptoms as" procrastination" but all the symptoms doest fits well with me. Just don't know what to do. Feeling direction less. Pls help me to configure my problem statement so that I can attack on it and if possible please suggest some solutions also. Your avid reader.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello, I am 29 year old male  I am recently married to my long time girlfriend last year and having all good self in ...
For some reason, you seem to connect all this to your marriage. And you may be right: you could be disappointed that after a long courtship, that there was nothing new after marriage. That is why we recommend that you do settle down as soon as the both of you are mature and ready, and not to delay marriage unnecessarily. Anyway, now that you are married, it is important to work on making your union a happy one by making it exciting. You have to continuously work on your marriage to give it thrust, excitement, and hope. You should meet with a marriage counselor and work on the things that may be making it boring. It has nothing to do with procrastination, as much as that boredom may be the culprit that has crept into your situation. Your frustration is then spilling into your work and colleagues, and will definitely come home to haunt the most important relationship and shake it to its very foundations.
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I am 22 years old male student suffering from depression. I want to know what is the effect of smoking in depression. 18 months ago I suffered from herpes encephalitis.

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 am 22 years old male student suffering from depression. I want to know what is the effect of smoking in depression....
Dear , as in the case of any addiction, nicotine addiction also affects your depression slowly and systematically. Usually nicotine inhibits and influences gaba receptors of the brain which also controls and triggers serotonin. Because these are interdependent, the best option ios to stop smoking when you are under treatment for depression. Depression is usually treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes and meditation. For more information, you may contact me. Take care.
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My child (6 year old) was normal all thorough the day. But all of a sudden she started acting like an abnormal child. There is no record of her doing anything like that before. What can be the reason behind this sudden change in her behaviour.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
My child (6 year old) was normal all thorough the day. But all of a sudden she started acting like an abnormal child....
Better go for a psychiatric evaluation by a paediatric psychiatrist/clinical psychologist to rule out any developmental disability. Early intervention is half cure.
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i have weakness, full body pain all the times ,always want to go to bed for rest. please help

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
i have weakness, full body pain all the times ,always want to go to bed for rest. please help
according To ur ht ur wt is less ...Take high calorie and high protein diet do excercise or walk regularly. Don't skip brkfst. With brkfst take 1 glass of milk n add 2 badam n 2 anjeer. Take 4-5 meals in a day on frequent interval.
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I am 18 years old, and I have a have a habit to forget some silly things often though I am good (best) in studies. Do not no why this happens?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Its okay to forget few things. One cannot be 100% in remembering everything. (1) writing down stuff that you want to do helps. (2) you also have good apps in your cell phone that helps you store things you want to do and setting an alarm for the same. (3) another way to remember things is you can scribble on tiles, glass, mirror or smooth surfaces with a washable marker. (4) also you can stick chits at places where you move often in your house or office.
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MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Marriage is something that needs to be nurtured. Often due to lack of time,energy and motivation people do the mistake of assuming that the marriage will take care of itself. It will only result in less than optimal fulfillment in one of the important areas of life.

Which foods can I take for High BP and for maintaining good heart and Brain? Can I practice Yoga, Pranayama and light exercise? I am 24 and suffering from Cervical, high bp and anxiety problems. I am having problems with eye heaviness, vertigo and weakness too. Pls help me.

Psychiatrist, Pune
Which foods can I take for High BP and for maintaining good heart and Brain?
Can I practice Yoga, Pranayama and light...
Yes. You must practise yoga including pranayam & meditation. Relaxation techniques will also help you to get rid from high BP. ALWAYS have fresh but simple food including salads, green vegitables. Avoid spicy food as well as sweets. Avoid heavy food. Practising exercise like walking will help you lot Always think positively. Try to become confident in each activity.
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Sir My humble request that I have daily night fall problem. Please suggest me a medicine for Better life. And I have a medicine its paxidep cr 12.5 what's its work.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir My humble request that I have daily night fall problem. Please suggest me a medicine for Better life. And I have ...
Hi lybrate-user, wet dreams have serious health implications in some people. They are sometimes a symptom of weakness and infection of the urogenital system. Acute cases of night emissions lead automatic emissions at any time. Frequent and acute cases of nightfall require immediate medical attention. Men should learn how to stop nightfall to avoid its effects. Some of the effects of excessive nightfall include physical and sexual weakness, premature ejaculation, and a low sperm count. Do the following: 1. Use bottle gourd juice bottle gourd juice cools your system and helps you stop nightfall. There're two ways that bottle gourd juice can help with your condition. One is that you can prepare and take half a glass of the juice just before going to bed. Alternatively, you can mix bottle gourd juice with sesame oil and then use the mixture to massage your scalp. 2. Try gooseberry another useful tip on how to stop nightfall is taking gooseberry juice before going to bed on a daily basis. The benefits of gooseberry include cooling the internal body heat and boosting your immunity. You can take a glass of gooseberry juice or mix its powder with water. 3. Include garlic and onion in your diet garlic has many health benefits when taken with food. However, if needed to control nightfall, then you should consume it raw. Chop 3-4 buds of garlic into small pieces, mix with water, and take before going to bed. Onions can also help you control nightfall when consumed in your daily diet or in their raw form in salads and sandwiches. 4. Take milk with other ingredients you canstop nightfall by mixing milk with some ingredients and taking the mixture before going to bed. Add a mixture of ginger and presoaked almonds to a hot glass of milk or take several bananas and a glass of hot milk before bedtime. Alternatively, take 2-3 cups of curds before going to bed to cool your body system. 5. Try juice and honey extract juices from celery and fenugreek leaves. Mix the extracted juices with honey and take this mixture every night for a month. You extract the juices by crushing the leaves and mix it with honey using the ratio of 2: 1. Juice from celery leaves cures both nightfall and premature ejaculation when mixed with honey. 6. Take sage tea taking at least two cups of sage tea every day reduces your chances of experiencing nightfall. Take sage tea first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed. Sage tea has other health benefits as well. 7. Eat pomegranate pomegranate is one of the popular remedies for nightfall. The fruit improves blood circulation and acts as an antioxidant. Its role in promoting good blood circulating helps you get hard erections. Eating pomegranate will help you stop nightfall within one or two months. 8. Take yogurt daily if you experience frequent wet dreams, take a big bowl of yogurt at least three times in a day. Yogurt has health benefits and reduces your chances of wet dreams. Taking yogurt consistently will stop wet dreams in a few days. 9. Bathe with essential oils another tip on how to stop nightfall is taking a regular bath with a few drops of essential oils every day before sleeping. Some of the essential oils you can add to your bath include lavender, jasmine, and rose. Such regular baths before going to bed prevent nightfall, relax your mind, and enable you to sleep well. 10. Read before sleep reading a book before sleeping is effective in stopping wet dreams. Do not read books with sexual images or plots, as they will arouse you. Instead, go for books that write about friends, god, colleague life, or love. You will sleep peacefully without night emissions when you read a good book before bedtime. 11. Change your lifestyle the easiest way to stop nightfall is to change your lifestyle including your diet and habits. Identify the aspects of your lifestyle that lead to wet dreams and change or eliminate them. One of the lifestyle changes that can help you stop nightfall is stopping nasty fantasies from your thoughts. Avoid watching porn movies and nude photos. Other lifestyles that will help you stop nightfall include stopping or reducing the frequency of masturbation. All the best.
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I am engineering student. I haven't concentrate on my study. Feeling guilty and very depressed. But I don't have bad habits. So why m feeling depressed n stressful. Help me my exam is neer.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am engineering student. I haven't concentrate on my study. Feeling guilty and very depressed. But I don't have bad ...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. 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, 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.
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I am 32 years old working as lecturer but still I feel very depressed because my husband is not earning enough wat shall I do to be energetic so that my kids will be happy.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 32 years old working as lecturer but still I feel very depressed because my husband is not earning enough wat sh...
You can try going for a job and supporting th family financially as well as feel energetic. All the best.
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Hi, I was not able to think positively , its irritation to think something bad happening around me, thinking of something not needed to me, I do not know how to get out of it 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
Hi, I was not able to think positively , its irritation to think something bad happening around me, thinking of somet...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The duty of your mind is to think. The mind will continue thinking unless you provide it some creative task. If you don't give, it will wander into negative areas. As you are unable to pinpoint the reason behind your obsessive thinking, it has to be in your unconscious mind. I suggest online psychoanalysis and counselling. Take care.
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Hii Doctor, I have a problem I was very shy from childhood and never talk to any person by eye contact specially stranger but now the problem is that I can not talk any female by eye contact my eyes goes to wrong way like her breast so this way I can not go for a interview but I am not that kind of person who think about sex, I can not face any female by eye contact, my eye divert to her body part so that make me feeling strange, that insert some negativity in my body and I can not keep any female relationship, how can I uproot this problem, so that I can talk any female eye to eye with positivity, should I concentrate in mirror and see my own eye.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hii Doctor, I have a problem I was very shy from childhood and never talk to any person by eye contact specially stra...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of hornbeam + 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of white chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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Male 33 years. Bp: 60-90. I feel stressed most f the times because of personal n professional reasons. I also feel fatigued. Any solutions?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Male 33 years. Bp: 60-90. I feel stressed most f the times because of personal n professional reasons. I also feel fa...
I'm not very clear about your blood pressure, so clarify on that. Stress can lead to fatigue, tiredness. You may feel like you have no energy or interest in doing anything. Take a multivitamin everyday. Make some dietary changes: avoid processed foods, reduce caffeine and increase fresh vegetables. As contradictory as this may sound, get some exercise. Sleep adequately. You can consult me for further management if required.
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I am 48 married to person with schizophrenia for the past 20 years. Handling my daughter difficult though she knows his problems she argues with me. I am suffering handling a pshciatric husband and daughter. Help me. My daughter is going to complete 19 years this December.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is very difficult living with a schizophrenic husband especially if he is not cooperative and has frequent breakdowns. If he is functional, that would be a huge blessing. Concerning your daughter, you must remember that she is just been through her teens and will present a lot of problems having to cope with a father who is mentally unstable and a mother who is struggling to cope with her husband. She may have lost a lot of normal parenting and this is her way of expressing her frustration. You need to specially careful with her because she is carrying her father's genes, and her disturbances may precipitate the predisposition in her. In fact, I recommend that you take her for counseling and get some support for her to deal with her situation. The counselor will help you too and give you the necessary guidance to help yourself and your daughter. This is a difficult situation and both of you need help.
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I am a boys topper of last year in my class. But now am facing difficulties to study. Bcoz my crush is in same class. Who rejected me when I proposed her. I don't able to concentrate on studies further. What to do I can't understand. Felt like depression will kill me soon. please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am a boys topper of last year in my class. But now am facing difficulties to study. Bcoz my crush is in same class....
Don't let your talent be taken away for the crush of a girl who doesn't bother about u. You might be destined for great heights and many might start having the crush for u soon. Shrug her off ur mind and get back to studies, education is your long time future, not this silly girl
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