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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 am suffering from tensions from many days and due to which I could not sleep properly and the problem is sometimes I feel very hot and too much hot in legs.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from tensions from many days and due to which I could not sleep properly and the problem is sometimes ...
You should take kali phos 6x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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My friend's brother age is approximately 25 his IQ level is very low his knowledge and act as kid. His educational knowledge also poor he didn't know any sexual feelings also my friend and his parents also worried about him. Please suggest me what he do?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
There is no medication to increase his i. Q. Only training can help him. You can take help from special education teachers.
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What can I do to increase my concentration & IQ. I am final year student, want to crack Gate exam! I used to sleep in night near about 7.30 hours, and take a nap at afternoon of 1.5 hr! Please suggest also way or process of meditation. Thank you sir/madam.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
What can I do to increase my concentration & IQ. I am final year student, want to crack Gate exam! I used to sleep in...
This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation centre near your house (this is free of cost)
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I lost my friend in an accident now I am very depressed please give me some suggestions.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost my friend in an accident now I am very depressed please give me some suggestions.
Loosing someone close is very tough emotionally. Sometimes persistent grief leads to depression as it causes constant stress response in your body. You may want to see a psychologist or a counselor for few weeks to break the thought pattern that you are having right now and begin a positive pattern. I would also advice to try following things as you are young and stress is present in our daily life these days. Building resilience will go a long way and help you cope up with many life circumstances. Building your resilience will also help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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What is the time limit for taking venlafaxine xr75. Is it may be discontinued suddenly what is the consequence of taking it for longtime.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
What is the time limit for taking  venlafaxine xr75. Is it may be discontinued suddenly what is the consequence of ta...
Hello you must consult the doctor who first started you on the medication. Depending on your medical condition the dosage can be tapered or weaned off if possible.
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How can I quit smoking. Can't go to rehabilitation. Just wanted to suppress the urge of smoking. Pl help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, it's really appreciating to quit smoking. Its your will power only to rescue you smoking. Smoking, blocks & damages your air pipe, including lungs. Causing lungs cancer, copd,diminishing its capacity to retain oxygen.  Smoking, increases cholesterol level, threatening to heart. U, being the ,victim of breathing disorder, Asthma,gastric disorder, diseases of eyes, palpitation of heart with anaemia. Lack of concentration. Irritation with anguish temperament. Loss of weight, insomnia,will ruin yours as well as your spouse & children's future.         •       It's advisable to get rid of this killing agent, as soon as possible for the betterment of entire family & your near & dears *Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins  to hydrate yourself ,preventing constipation. *Don't skip your meal, it should b easily digestible on time to avoid, gastric disorder. *Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to inhale plenty of Oxygen to restore the flexibility of lungs to increase its tidal volume to nourish the whole body including heart of yours. *Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,almonds, walnuts,spinach, papaya,banana, milk,fish, chicken soup.*Tk homoeo medicine ,gentle. & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice *Avoid, caffiene, alcohol,junkfood. Stay fit. # Your feedback is solicited, please.
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My father has a diabetes and also pain in leg palm what he has to do? He is 54 year old.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My father has a diabetes and also pain in leg palm what he has to do?
He is 54 year old.
Diabetes is managed By Diet control Antidiabetic Medication Lifestyle changes There are many class of Anti diabetic medicines are available consult Diabetologist for further management
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Hello sir /mam, I'm just completed my graduation I'm hunting for job in my field only as I'm mechanical background but my friends choose other field n they r doing jobs. Due to lack of unemployment I'm getting depressed please suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hello sir /mam, I'm just completed my graduation I'm hunting for job in my field only as I'm mechanical background bu...
Dear lybrate - user, yes it is hard work to search job, there are many websites for jobs, mean while keep doing some kind of local jobs than being ideal that helps you.
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I have anxiety disorder. I am taking medicine also but it always haunt me. I always keep thinking that I have this problem. What should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have anxiety disorder. I am taking medicine also but it always haunt me. I always keep thinking that I have this pr...
Anxiety has all to do with fear and your inability (or so you would tend to think) to handle the same. Fear is based on looking too much into the future and imagining things that usually do not tend to happen (usually 90% of your fears will not happen). You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. For this you need to develop a fit mind and body: The former, by meditation and mind exercises; and the later, by exercises and proper diet. You need good sleep too. Included in the development of the mind is the handling of emotions, in your case, fear. These changes will give you a handle on life and your perceptions and responses. Prayer is really powerful, if you are a spiritual person. Repeat some personally framed affirmations that are geared to calming you down and building confidence. Do a personality course too. Anything that develops you personally will be of great assistance in building resilience.
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Hi During sex time. bath is increase high. How to Eliminate STRESS From Your SEX Life. And penis became erect very soon. How I control it. Kindly help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi During sex time. bath is increase high. How to Eliminate STRESS From Your SEX Life. And penis became erect very so...
Please Avoid listening erotica, avoid sexual thoughts and fantasies, avoid porns totally Do meditation regularly before going to sleep Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Go for morning and evening walk daily with relaxed mind Take Damiaplant by shwabe Homeopathic medicine 15 drops in 50 ml water twice a day for 3 months Ashwagandha Q Homeopathic medicine 15 drops in 50 ml water twice a day for 3 months
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Goodafternoon. Am a medical student. 19 years old. Am feeling uneasy to memorize and remember anything. And am unable to concentrate on my studies. I feel like. Tightening in the cranial nerves. What might be the cause and treatment?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Dear lybrate user, due to over sitting it happens. Do not sit for long hours. After one or two hours you must go for walk. For lack of concentration you may take nux vomica 30 thrice a day five drops in water for two days and report back.
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Hi I am smoking daily around 7 cigarette and that is affecting my stamina and I can fell it so is it any way to minimise the effect of smoking.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Hello,as u already knw that it's not good to smoke then u should try to quit it,Homoeopathic medicine Tabacum 1m 4 pills 4 times 4 days..n try taking chewing gums or chew Some chocolates when u feel like smoking..If u still feel ur energy levels are low then revert back..
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I am 21 now. And I've been smoking since I was 13. But now I've quite smoking. Can I reverse the effects of smoking or decrease them any how? Are physical exercises like yoga or running helpful?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Congratulations on quitting smoking. Yes, you will be ab; le to revert most of the effects of the habit. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I have been smoking for past 4 years. I want to quit it now. But whenever I quit smoking I feel very restless. Please suggest some methods without taking any nicotine supplement.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, you need to start meditation and deep breathing exerciseyou can contact me directly. All the best:)
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I am 26 year old. I am feeling depression that my husband is in qutar. How can I make myself pleasent

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 26 year old. I am feeling depression that my husband is in qutar. How can I make myself pleasent
Don't diagnose by yourself ,please take help of any professional .in the meantime try few things make yourself busy as much as you can,make some new friends,Be social,do yoga ,meditation, you can start any job,in short make your routine such that you don't get free time.
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I can not control my anger. If my 3 years old son commit any mistake I gone mad. .if he won't do his homework again I can not control anger and slap her. I gonna so mad in anger I torture him to do his homework perfectly without any mistake. .i always argue with my husband. .always speak rudly .can not knw what happen to me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Management: there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress, but first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (the mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids).
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I cont stop smoking. Can you help me to stop smoking. Also tell me how to increase my blood level in my body.

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, To increase your blood volume, you should first investigate the reasons for the problem. Consult a physician and get yourself pathologically evaluated. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Sir/MamI have a friend who is going through depression and for relief and proper sleep she started BE RELAX named tablet. But problem is that, she is now addicted of that from last one year. Please suggest some preventive measures , how can she can come out from this addiction.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir/MamI have a friend who is going through depression and for relief and proper sleep she started BE RELAX named tab...
Dear lybrate user, I see that you are really concerned about your friend. I guess she is taking this medicine on her own, which can be harmful. She has got used to these tablets and hence she cannot sleep without taking these tablets. Please make her understand that the tablets might have some side effects which would harm her body. Also the tablets will give her symptomatic relief, and the root cause of depression would remain untreated. Please encourage her to seek help from a counsellor, who will help her to find out the root cause of her depression. The counsellor will also help her to modify her self defeating thoughts and behaviours. Once she is relieved of her negative thoughts and stress, she will be able to think rationally and will have better control on her habits.
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My father is 84 year old, he is staying with me from 2013 after my mother's death. Before that he with with my elder brother family where they had dispute. My elder brother expired in march 2015, .now my father always in fighting mood, make argument ,on use of only one toilet, bathroom, we are all 5 in family, he want to stay in old age home. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My father is 84 year old, he is staying with me from 2013 after my mother's death. Before that he with with my elder ...
Well, he is depressed due to loss of wife, old age and other matters. If he cannot live with you, you discuss the possibility of putting him in old age home and bring him every week to keep his mood up
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I am 27 year old male and I feel tired, lazy, red eyes and not concentrate on my work. What should i 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
Dear, I feel you are stressed. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the? fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as? acute stress? can be exciting? it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or? chronic stress? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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