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Dr. Karthikeyan V

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Chennai

16 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Karthikeyan V MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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 16 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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Hi. I am suffering from depression and sumwhat tension headaches. I am taking medicines but not fully recovered. Shud I consult psychologist as well. please help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi. I am suffering from depression and sumwhat tension headaches. I am taking medicines but not fully recovered. Shud...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I have a friend who smokes 4 to 5 cigarettes per day. So please tell what dose he should take per day of nicotex 2 mg gum he has been smoking since 4 yrs.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, For someone smoking 4 - 5 cigarettes, if you motivate him to quit smoking continuously for 12 weeks, he will be able to quit fully. You can also give him appreciation for not smoking and continue your friendship. If he faces withdrawal like headache, irritability, less concentration, memory lapses and increased hunger, then only he needs nicotex. He can take nicotex 2 mg whenever he has craving or withdrawal symptoms, Though he can take 12 gums in the first week, he may not need so much. Let him decide on his own. Let him not keep cigarettes in his pockets. Instead keep gums and use as much as he wants. Next week he has to reduce 1 gum/day. It will be easier to reduce gum and stop it all together.
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Hi I'm a male or boy does drinking and curd and dahi or lassi makes us Fair or fairer? Does it makes our skin fair by drinking it? Should we drink lassi, buttermilk, dahi and curd does it make our skin fairer or fair and keep our skin healthy please tel me plz.

Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I'm a male or boy does drinking and curd and dahi or lassi makes us Fair or fairer? Does it makes our skin fair by...
Hi lybrate-user, skin color can only lighten but not get fair as in contrast to your original color. Be comfortable with your skin tone, every skin tone is beautiful.
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Hi! Doctor has prescribed me Valproate ER tab. But as it is not available in market can I take Valproate CR instead? And suppose if i'm taking Valproate CR is there any side effects? What to do? Please advice.

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General Physician, Mumbai
It’s better to take valproate ER as per prescription but for a day if necessary there is no harm in taking valproate CR
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Sir/madam, I have noticed that when ever I get upfrom sleep. I feel anxiety, panic. Weird and depressed feeling a very strange and bad feeling. I also have habit of over thinking alot due to which I have headache. Help pls.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I have noticed that when ever I get upfrom sleep. I feel anxiety, panic. Weird and depressed feeling a ver...
You can have a basic screening test for your emotions, including anxiety. If it is something mild you can undergo CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), is significant a short course of medications will relieve your symptoms. All the best. Consult a psychiatrist.
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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is I hv been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and when I am facing this disease then I also had lose touch with reality but few months ago I have contacted to the doctor with whom my diagnosis has been gone and he has told me that you are now normal. Infact now I can clearly distinguish between what is real and what is not real so now I wanna know 1 thing and that is .as I hv mentioned about my health condition so as per that I wanna know that when I was suffered from this disease then at time I was psycho or not and is there any chance of schizophrenia or bipolar to be get again recur or not.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is I hv been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and when I ...
Bipolar disorder is an episodic disorder, if you had manic symptoms of bipolar, you may have lost insight and behaved irrationally. Else, in acute psychosis (symptoms similar to schizophrenia), the same would have happened. Surely there are chances of recurrence. Review with psychiatrist regularly. Hope he explained relapse cues, so that you can consult early in case symptoms recur.
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Mam, I am taking ativan 2 mg once in a day at night as I have anxiety and insomnia. I want to stop this medicine as it has habit forming tendencies. What should I do?

MBBS, D.P.M, MD, PLAB, MRCPsych
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Mam, I am taking ativan 2 mg once in a day at night as I have anxiety and insomnia.
I want to stop this medicine as i...
Dear lybrate-user Stopping ativan suddenly can lead to rebound insomnia and anxiety. It has to be stopped gradually, preferably under supervision of a psychiatrist. I Will recommend that you consult a psychiatrist for a detailed assessment to understand the cause of anxiety and insomnia. Treatment may consist of medicine and therapy.
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Please tell remedy for bipolar sever I need I am overweight also from past 2 years I have got to know that allopathy is best for curing bipolar severe depression.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Please tell  remedy for bipolar sever I need I am overweight also from past 2 years I have got to know that allopathy...
Lamotrigine which your taking is good for bipolar depression, if the symptoms are not under control, consult a psychiatrist. There are alternatives as well. All the best.
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Sir, I am facing the problem of ocd from last 5 years but gradually it has grown, It has hampered my studies, personal & professional life as well. The rituals that I keep performing has left me disgusted with myself but if I don't do it the anxious feeling is worse it never allows me to settle down, It also hampers my sleep. In short it has taken away all the peace & happiness from my life.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples like sexual thoughts, counting, checking, orderliness, etc. When the suffering is much usually the individuals have secondary depression/ or anxiety. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly. Consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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