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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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My dad is a diabetic patient but he do drink alcohol. Is it harmful for his health? How can I convince him not to drink. Even he is not taking proper medicines. He is repeating same tables.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My dad is a diabetic patient but he do drink alcohol. Is it harmful for his health? How can I convince him not to dri...
alcohol in any quantity is bad for health in a normal person and more so in a person with diabetes. Plus taking regular treatment for diabetes is a must. Please understand diabetes is just not increase in sugar, it affects every single organ in the body like eyes (retina- leading to blindness), affects blood vessels supplying lower limbs and heart, leading to ulcers on the non healing on foot, going up to amputation, coronary artery disease causing silent heart attacks, kidney damage and neuropathy. So controlling blood sugar effectively is absolutely essential as well as avoiding alcohol consumption. Alcohol affects liver, patient fail to recognise hypoglycemia, affects stomach causing gastritis. Talk to him about these things, may get convinced. Thanks for the question.
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My boyfriend is suffering from delusions of persecution & is on treatment for substance induced psychotic disorder since an year now. He's not abusing any substance now & he's not scared of people anymore but his delusion on me has not gone away still. He thinks i've drugged him & i'm the cause of all his suffering. He's uncomfortable meeting me. This illness has ripped our relationship apart. He stays in mumbai & I had to leave mumbai because he was totally scared of me. I'm in kolkata. Now the problem is he can't stay with me but can't be away too. He talks to me everyday & we have a platonic relationship. The intensity of his delusion isn't as strong as before though. My question is'will he never realize his delusions? is there any hope? he's suffering from psoriasis too now. How can I contribute in his wellbeing?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Usually drug-induced psychosis fortunately has a two-year duration and will subside on its own. It is good he is on treatment though which will make it easier. Even the geographical distance between you two will give him the space and time to work on the issues since he is blaming you for his self-induced condition. He needs counseling to sort out his distortion with your involvement and come to terms with his contribution and the addiction. Most addicts have a problem accepting the seriousness of their problem and use denial to blame other people and factors for their plight. He needs to sort this out first. You just have to be assuring to him and talk like normal and that you are not guilty of any wrong doing. There is no point in getting into a slanging match while denying it. If that happens, just keep quiet and say that it is up to him to believe you or not. I also think that if he does not work or resolve his problem, you may have to take a call about the future of this relationship from your side at least. You may go about it as gently as possible but the hard reality is that there is something wrong to begin with and unless that is worked up on and dealt with, with some guarantees that that will not recur as a permanent problem in the future, you could be looking at letting him go. If you still want to pursue the relationship, please get involved in his recovery to understand the implications and the extent he has resolved the addiction problem and the psychosis. Sometimes the chemical could have induced an underlying predisposition to the psychosis. Then it is a different situation all together. You must also work on why you were attracted to such a personality, and if that moots some serious work, please do so for your own good, whether you make it with him or not.
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I am 48 years old man, vegetarian. What should be my proper diet to keep away from depression. I can not understand the phrase" ruminating constantly"

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 48 years old man, vegetarian. What should be my proper diet to keep away from depression.
I can not understand t...
Hello lybrate-user, at your age one should eat lots of seasonal vegetables, seasonal fruits (stick to the permitted fruits list if you're diabetic), sproted lentils and moderate amount of lean protein, like eggs, paneer, tofu, soya bean and lentils. Red meat should not be consumed for more than two times a week and consumption of deep-fried, oily, very spicy and food items with high quantities of grains should be avoided. Add exercise to your daily routine and have plenty of fluids. Ruminating constantly means thinking about negative past events again and again.
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Orthopedist, Ratlam
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My father has started behaving like he does not listen to anyone. He always shouts at my mom with no reasons. He has started stealing the money from our own house. He talks just all senseless. What can be done.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
My father has started behaving like he does not listen to anyone. He always shouts at my mom with no reasons. He has ...
Hello. On the face of it, all these behavioral changes are significant & concerning. They are pointing towards some addiction (alcohol, opium, heroin, smack, marijuana or similar which is evident from stealing money & behavioral changes) or onset of some form of mental illness (which is evident from senseless talks, aggressive behaviors) you should seek psychiatry consultation as soon as possible to help your father recover or you can revert back to me with a detailed description of his behaviors so I can help you further. Good luck.
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How can we reduce our stress?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
How can we reduce our stress?
Dear , stress is of two types. One good and the other bad. Good stress makes one feel competitive enough to attain tasks. Bad stress makes one feel helpless and tired. You could be a student. In that case, your stress regarding education needs to be addressed with these aspects. Post a detailed question to me. I will help you overcome your stress problems. Take care.
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Hello I am 18 years old. I am doing bca but my dream was to do btech. I have no aim in my life. What I have to do?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Most of b-tech students do mba afterwards. You are fortunate to do bba. Do mba after this God planning is always better than human planning.
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I am unable to concentrate on my studies as I am getting low scores since 3 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user. Low concentration is usually due to lack of interest, goal and dedication. Please have them. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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Actually I am a mentally mature but there is a girls. She is my moms friend daughter same as my age. I usually not gets attracted to any girl easily, but I am straight. But when ever I meet her I used to think about her for some time ,she is v.beautiful ,but I am also handsome as everyone complement me, but we rarely speaks as I don't like her much but the problem is sometimes I think she and I could be nice friends but after some time it's back to normal after that I didn't ever care, think about her, as we both are of opposite nature. please help me in my confusion.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Actually I am a mentally mature but there is a girls. She is my moms friend daughter same as my age. I usually not ge...
Hi my friend you will never be able to find a perfect marriage partner somethings will be positive and some diifferent views. So adjustment is necessary to maintain a married life. You try to adjust yourself with her.
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I am 22 years male. I often used to smoke, I can't get out of it. How can I control smoking and how go make my cheek chubby. Please do answer for my questions.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 22 years male. I often used to smoke, I can't get out of it. How can I control smoking and how go make my cheek ...
Triggers are the people, places, things, and situations that trigger your urge to smoke. On your quit day, it's best to avoid them all together. Here are a few tips to help you outsmart some common smoking triggers: • Throw away your cigarettes, lighters, and ash trays if you haven't already • Avoid caffeine, which can make you feel jittery; try drinking water instead • Hang out with non-smokers; most people don't smoke, so you should have options • Go to a place where smoking isn't allowed; unless you want to break the law, you won't light up • Get plenty of rest and eat healthy; lack of sleep and too much sugar can trigger you to smoke • Consult me for homeopathic treatment. recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback.
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Recently I am feeling I am going to die shortly in every instance I feel the same. Earlier I use to be very positive now I am feeling especially in the nights may be lack of sleep also. Please suggest the remedy.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Recently I am feeling I am going to die shortly in every instance I feel the same. Earlier I use to be very positive ...
Take homeopathic treatment aurum met 30 (4pills) 2 times / day for 8 days. And after 8 days revert me for further treatment. Take care. Do meditation.
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I can not concentration in reading. What I can do.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
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. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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Sir how I can increase my brain memory. I forget things after some times usually. Please sir suggest me a better solution for increase brain memory.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Just follow these instructions meticulously. 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 all junk food.
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Hello Doctor, I haven't been able to sleep from past 6 months. I am a student pursuing CA. It's affecting my health as well as my studies as I am unable to concentrate and retain studies. I also suffer from severe headaches. I over think and worry a lot. Please suggest me a remedy. Thanks.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
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I haven't been able to sleep from past 6 months. I am a student pursuing CA. It's affecting my health a...
Dear take homoeopathic medicine 1- passiflora incarnata q 30 drop's with some water at night 2- avena sativa q 15 drop's twice daily report after a week.
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About four years back I have lost my life partner since then I am in silent depression and do not want to live. Everything has been settled in my life so some time thinks to end my life, there is no aim, craze in my life after her passes away. What to do, where to go.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
About four years back I have lost my life partner since then I am in silent depression and do not want to live. Every...
It is 4 years since you lost your partner but she is still very much there with you. But what you have made out of your life in these 4 years is not what your partner had ever wanted for you. In other words, by feeling sad depressed you are hurting your partner' s feelings. Please try to be the person she always wanted you to be. Best option is try to search for those people around you who never got what god has blessed you with money, family, etc. If you see people around you will immediately realise you are a blessed person who has lived life fully. So, now why not help someone to live life. Belie me, your life will become meaningful. It is like this, because I have two feet I never realise what it means to be without feet. Help others to be on their feet and you will soon become an indispensable part of others' life. That would be the best gift in the name of your partner.
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Sir my brother is 7 year old. But he has a problem he can not remember any thing or he forget thing after some time. In school also he forget erasor sharpner. That who have taken that from him then what should we do now or can he be well?

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, the child is not forgetful person. The child could be busy and therefore forgetting many things. De-stress him. Take care.
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Hello, I am highly sensitive, emotional, and I will think more. Even I can't sit silent for min. And have short memory. Forget things suddenly but can remember persons and events happened of past.. This is resulting in poor performance in education and in society.. I don't know what to do. And I feel like I should leave alone..

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Withdrawing is no solution to your problems: we are all social animals and we need each other in an interdependent manner. In fact, the final test of a personality is in the social context: what happens to us when we are with other people. When you say you are highly sensitive and emotional I suppose I can safely assume that you have problems with fear. Meet with a counselor and get some help in knowing how to handle fear and make it an advantage instead of a handicap. If you take recourse to these suggestions, you should be well on your way to a reformed life. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 is 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 sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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I am 50 years old. My memory power and brain is very weak. Is there any suitable medicine which can increase the efficiency of brain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Kali Phos 6X ( 3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days and revert.
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Doctor I have fail in the exam actually I learn the things but whenever I sit on the exam hall I forget everything doctor what is the reason I need help doctor I don't want to detain in the final examination.

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. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. I can understand that you lack memory power. There are many methods with which you can improve your memory. Some methods to improve concentration, some to improve understanding, retention and recollection etc. I suggest online counselling and education enhancement therapy. Take care.
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