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Dr. Karthikeyan V

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Karthikeyan V MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Chennai
15 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Karthikeyan V is an experienced Psychiatrist in Villivakkam, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 15 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . He is currently practising at Villivakkam Health Centre in Villivakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan V on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr.MGR Medical University - 2002
MD - Psychiatry - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 2011
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2007

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I am 22 years old and I get stressed out and afraid when two drunken peoples are fighting in front of me, I get frightened easily when some car or a dog passes through me. My elder sister and my mother also responds in same way. Are we sensitive .is sensitivity a genetic trait, why are we so faint hearted.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 22 years old and I get stressed out and afraid when two drunken peoples are fighting in front of me, I get frigh...
Yes you are sensitive and it is genetic trait but gene therapy can be done on you by you only by confronting the situation head on. Face it, the racing car, the barking dog or watch tamasha of people fighting for no reason and thank your stars that you do not get angry at slightest pretext. Genuine anger is justified and it never scares a person but rather makes bolder to face next situation with courage.
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Hello, I am getting heart pain (according to rhythm) whenever I am stressed or get angry on someone. I smoke 5 cigrates ina day and stopped for last two days. Now it's little better. It's getting even better if I jog in the morning. Felt the difference. What is causing this? What should I do to fix it permanently. I smoke for last ten years and get angry frequently many times in the past and never had this problem. Pls advise?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello,
I am getting heart pain (according to rhythm) whenever I am stressed or get angry on someone. I smoke 5 cigrat...
Stop smoking, stop taking stress of getting angry and do not take everything to heart. Eat a healthy food with less oils, more seasonal fruits and vegetables and be your own doctor to reduce stress.
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I am an 18 year old boy I troubled n trouble my parents lot today my father took so much tension n behaved differently he was taking high breaths n was not able to listen to any of us n sat in a corner alone like kid I regret n wanna knw its causes n cure I wanna help him n sorry too to my parents.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am an 18 year old boy I troubled n trouble my parents lot today my father took so much tension n behaved differentl...
Perhaps he is having high blood pressure - Do measure his blood pressure first Give him a peaceful enviroment - live him alone. Give him Aconite 30 every 30 minutes interval upto three doses in a row. When things settle down speak to him - beg for forgiveness.
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I am a youth, have bad acidity problems, I am insomniac, I feel pukish all day and coz of which I need to smoke very oftenly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am a youth, have bad acidity problems, I am insomniac, I feel pukish all day and coz of which I need to smoke very ...
Dear you take homoeopathic remedy 1- nux vomica 30 and 2- acid sulph 200.3-puls 200. Tds for month solve your problem.
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I am of 19 years, how to control my unnecessary thoughts ?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
I am of 19 years, how to control my unnecessary thoughts ?
Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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I can't remember questions more than 2 minutes. I am 16 years old male. My ssc exm is coming so plssssssss. Gv me reading tips .nd how cn I increase my memory .nd remember nd concentration power.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Im mentally depressed and my laziness is increased. What can I do to be active in my medical studies?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Im mentally depressed and my laziness is increased. What can I do to be active in my medical studies?
Hello, Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1.Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2.Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3.Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor.
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I am suffering from depression. Day to day my life is becoming dangerous. So many negative thoughts are coming to my mind like I can not do any thing and so on please help me and suggest.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am suffering from depression. Day to day my life is becoming dangerous. So many negative thoughts are coming to my ...
When our mind is hooked into either past or worried about future it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive thinking and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. I would suggest few things below. If you are unable to follow these things suggested here you should consult a psychologist. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. 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. Let me. If you are not able to take charge and bring yourself up then I would recommend consulting a psychologist and work with him or her for few months and learn how to manage your stress and resolve the current issue as well.
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Sir my question is this that how should I improve my confidence level?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi sir,, its very easy but before that I advice you to give me brief explanation why you r confidence is going down anything that causes? any incidence? please give me details. God bless u. Take care. Thanks.
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I feel unhygienic when I am with peoples I am afraid of saliva an I think about that. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel unhygienic when I am with peoples I am afraid of saliva an I think about that. Please help.
I don?t think that you just think about that, you must be obsessing. This tendency is based on unnatural fear and will eventually lead to OCD, if it hasn?t already. There must have been some childhood experience around fear that has not been resolved and it is coming up now in this form. You must meet with a counselor along with your parents and find out where this fear originated and what the occasion was. The obsession is about hygiene and perhaps infection that stimulates this kind of reaction. You will need to get a reality check with a medical person to dispel these fears and accept that your immune system is able to fight minor infections rather efficiently. Of course you must be able to trust that source and accept it as a fact: this may take time but is a very important exercise in your therapy. You may also learn that certain amount of hygiene is essential but not extreme and any excessive forms are to be considered. They will finally cripple you if it reaches chronic states of OCD. If it has already reached difficult proportions, you may need to go on medication and the counselor will advise you so.
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I am having a relationship problem with my girlfriend. I am unable to say that she hurts me directly without hurting her.

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,relationship problems are always underscored by love and affection. Once you have pure love and affection, relationship problems are like simple pebbles in dal. You will have to become mature to take it and throw it and ignore it. If you make it an issue, everybody suffer. Take care.
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Hey I was a smoker for last 5 yrs, consuming 5 cigarettes per day. But now I have quit smoking since one month back. But I'm really scared of the disease called lungs cancer. Do I undergo any diagnosis for my suspicion? If yes then please tell me what kind of diagnosis needed to be done? And is there any exercise or artificial way through which tar can be pulled out from our lungs. If yes then do put light on those methods. Thank you.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Well done by quitting cigarette. You need to go for any investigation for suspiciousness. You can have your normal exercises along with yoga. Don't get scared now a days cancers are curable.
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I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times very low is it mental disorders?

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from mental depression .and fear to face any situation please give some solutions. I feel some times v...
Hi Librate user Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of our life, but when your emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away you may have depression. You should try to be brave and face each and every situation in your life. Try to think positive. You should share your feeling and emotions with a close friend or relative. Try to spend some time for outdoor activities. There are many things you can do to lift and stabilize your mood. Be happy and try to live a healthy life.
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Hi i am Suffering from ocd .on daxid 250, ativan 1.25 mg and sizodon 0.5 mg .excruciating anxiety, depression ,insomnia ,panic attacks ,phobia against colours. Doctor not very accessible .any medication ,cbt course of action.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
CBT and medications would surely would help. But daxid is not a first choice anxiolytic. Discuss with your psychiatrist or get a 2nd opinion. All the best.
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My mother, age 49 is suffering from Systemic lupus erythromatosis for past 13 tears or so. Atleast our doctor has diagnosed that. She is better now for most of the time. But she is weak most of the time. Her bone strength seems to decrease. She also easily get angry. Have mood swings and I think she also suffers from anxiety. Is it the side effects of the disease or just because of medicines. Also can anybody suggest a diagnosis so that I can check if she really suffering from SLE. For just cross checking.

Diploma in Body Spa, P.hd (Acupuncture) Sri Lanka, Diploma in Reflexology and Acupressure, MD in Acupuncture, Diploma in Acupuncture, REIKI 1, II, III Levels
Acupuncturist, Chennai
My mother, age 49 is suffering from Systemic lupus erythromatosis for past 13 tears or so. Atleast our doctor has dia...
HELLO lybrate-user, Please note. Systemic lupus erythematosus, often abbreviated as SLE or lupus, is a systemic autoimmune disease (or autoimmune connective tissue disease) in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. There are many kinds of lupus. The most common type is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which affects many internal organs in the body. SLE most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness (called flare-ups) alternating with remissions. Remidies. If you keep on signs and symptoms Try to: See your doctor regularly. Having regular checkups instead of only seeing your doctor when your symptoms worsen may help your doctor prevent flare-ups, and can be useful in addressing routine health concerns, such as stress, diet and exercise that can be helpful in preventing lupus complications. Get adequate rest. People with lupus often experience persistent fatigue that's different from normal tiredness and that isn't necessarily relieved by rest. For that reason, it can be hard to judge when you need to slow down. Get plenty of sleep at night and naps or breaks during the day as needed. Be sun smart. Because ultraviolet light can trigger a flare, wear protective clothing — such as a hat, long-sleeved shirt and long pants — and use sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 55 every time you go outside. Get regular exercise. Exercise can help you recover from a flare, reduce your risk of heart attack, help fight depression and promote general well-being. Don't smoke. Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and can worsen the effects of lupus on your heart and blood vessels. Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Sometimes you may have dietary restrictions, especially if you have high blood pressure, kidney damage or gastrointestinal problems. Otherwise, get 5 to 6 treatments of acupuncture it will be of great help.
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Hi, I am 24 years old and I used to smoke 4-5 cigarettes per day for the last 4 years. I have quit smoking now for the last 5 months. I want to know what is the current condition of my lungs. How long would it take for them to return to normal or at least close to normal.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Do a CT scan of chest and PFT (Pulmonary Function test), you can know the current status. All the best.
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I am suffering from stress that leads to sleeplessness. I cannot take english medicine as its been many years I have not taken any english medicine.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from stress that leads to sleeplessness. I cannot take english medicine as its been many years I have ...
You have mentioned that you are suffering from stress, which in itself can disturb your sleep. Instead of worrying too much about causes and medicines, why don’t you implement some of my suggestions, because they work effectively if implimented fully. The lack of sleep, i.e. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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My mother has been taking depression medicines for last 20 years. Now she is 70 years old. Had been hospitalized recently for 2 weeks. She is at home now but still not fine. She is diabetic and has poor vision too. I have started with homeopathy treatment too. Please guide me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
My mother has been taking depression medicines for last 20 years. Now she is 70 years old. Had been hospitalized rece...
The patterns of depressive thinking and drug dependence are strong after so many years. Wait for the result of homeopathic medicines, you can seek a counselor's help (preferably home visit) she may feel good about it. Try giving more time, talking to her assuring her, comforting her.
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I am feeling from lot of headache and tension. I am not getting sleep also. Please help me.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am feeling from lot of headache and tension. I am not getting sleep also. Please help me.
Take crocin pain relief one tab if headache is more and unbearable. check your BP. check your eye sight. take rest and proper sleep, avoid anxiety and stress.consult if not ok.
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Hi, now a days I don't get sound sleep mind is disturbed suddenly in the night I start sweating please advise.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi, now a days I don't get sound sleep mind is disturbed suddenly in the night I start sweating please advise.
You seem to be in stress. You will have to face whatever situation is bothering you. Fear is our biggest enemy- there is no problem in this world that doesn't have a solution. If there is no solution, then except the situation. Indulge in some relaxation exercises and meditation, talk to someone close and pour out your problems (share only with someone who can be of help), and tell yourself- this too shall pass- everything is going to be okay. Consult a psychologist, for better understanding of your problem.
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