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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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Hello Doctor. My friend has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. What are the symptoms? is it hereditary? what treatment options are available? can a schizophrenic get married? how can conjugal relations be affected if one partner is schizophrenic?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Doctor. My friend has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. What are the symptoms? is it hereditary? what treatmen...
Hello, welcome to lybrate schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterised by paranoia, delusional thinking, hallucinations, disorganised behaviours, conceptual disorganisation, increased aggression, lack of insight, poor judgement, speech disturbances, cognitive impairment, altered sleep-wake cycle and socio-occupational dysfunction. Besides this there are many other symptoms which can be there in patients with schizophrenia. Yes it is hereditary condition, can be transmitted from one generation to other. Schizophrenia is treatable like any other mental illness. Treatment involves pharmacological measures - antipsychotics such as haloperidol, risperidone, olanzapine etc; & psychological interventions such as insight oriented psychotherapy, cbt etc. A comprehensive approach is adopted for its treatment, personalised for the patient only, which would help in complete recovery. Yes a person with schizophrenia can be married. Conjugal relations between patient & partner would depend on the symptomatology of the patient; for example if patient have active paranoia against partner than this would result in increased violence & reduced sexual preferences. If you want to know more about schizophrenia, details about symptoms, management options; you can consult me in private.
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Voice Disorders - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Voice Disorders - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Voice results from the air that comes out of the lungs and passes through the vocal cords. The latter is also known as the voice box. Speech results from the vibration of the chords. Voice disorder might occur for various reasons such as tone, pitch, and volume of the if the voice. The roots of all problems boil down to the malfunctioning of the cords.

Voice disorder examples:

  1. Laryngitis: Laryngitis results from the swelling of the vocal cords. It can lead to a temporary halt of voice or a voice with hoarseness. It often occurs due to a viral attack in the respiratory tract. It can last from a few days to a few weeks. The treatment suggested for cases like these include resting the voice and intake of a lot of fluids. Some common causes that are responsible for laryngitis are GERD, chronic cough, and asthma.
  2. Vocal cord paralysis: Paralysis of the vocal cord can be temporary or permanent. The possible cause of this scenario can be from viral infection, cancer, surgical injury to the nerve etc. In the case of a paralysis of the vocal cord, a person might find difficulty in breathing, can result in weak voice etc. While this condition improves for many people with voice therapy and surgery, for some they permanently lose their ability to speak.
  3. Spasmodic dysphonia: The vocal cord spasm due to a problem with the nerve. This condition can lead to a quivery, hoarse, groaning or jerky voice. In this condition, a person might find it easy to speak at times and have difficulty in speaking later. Botulinum toxin and speech therapy help to improve this condition.

Possible causes of voice disorders:

  1. Growth: Extra tissue formation on the vocal cords might stop the vocal cords to work properly leading to voice disorders. The growth can be treated with injection, medicine or surgery.
  2. Swelling and inflammation: Exposure to chemicals, vocal and alcohol abuse, surgery-related complications can lead to inflammation or swelling of the vocal cords resulting in voice-related problems.
  3. Hormone: Disorder of the male, female and thyroid hormone can lead to voice related disorders affecting speech.

Symptoms of voice disorders:

  1. The harshness of the voice
  2. Voice is breathy, weak and whispery
  3. The voice sounds like choppy or strained
  4. A quivering sound while speaking
  5. The voice sounds harsh or rough while speaking

Diagnosis of Voice related disorders:
Voice related disorders can be detected through a process known as Laryngoscopy. This helps a doctor to view the throat region and find out the possible culprit that may be causing the problem. Some other popular methods are stroboscopy, EMG and imaging tests such as MRI and X-Ray of the throat. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a speech-therapist.

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Hello sir, mam -. I am already suffering from great anxiety disorder is it suitable that green tea would help in reducing anxiety please tell me how.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello sir, mam -. I am already suffering from great anxiety disorder is it suitable that green tea would help in redu...
Realise the actual situation, don't be stressed with small small things, talk more with friends, family members, nothing is permanent, there is No any problem which can not be solved ,Time & money is The answer for many problems, so be calm & cool, accept the reality, take healthy diet, I nvolve yourself in social, spiritual,spirts activities, do regular exercise, morning walking, yogasanas,pranayam, keep cows ghee in diet, fresh fruits, dry fruits, green vegetables, avoid gossiping, late night work, thinking too much ,oily, spicy,unhealthy, outside food, chilled water, foods kept in friedge, cold drinks, hot drinks, excessive tea, coffee,tobacco, smoking,alcohol, hot drinks, junk food. All The best.
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I lost somebody close to me. I think about her all time. I always tried to avoid her memories but can't stop it. What I should do to get rid of her memories?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I lost somebody close to me. I think about her all time. I always tried to avoid her memories but can't stop it. What...
If you have lost someone close to your heart, then you are in lot of pain. It is natural, to think about that person and the memories will keep flooding your mind. Give yourself more time to accept the loss. Now that the person has gone away you need to live your life without that person. This reality itself might be hard for you to accept. Please share/express your feelings about that person, with other people in your life, who can support you emotionally. Try to think about all the good times you shared with this person. Don't try to avoid/block your memories, it will not help. Let yourself go through the pain of losing that person. If you feel like crying, please do cry. Give proper outlet to your emotions. If you are angry, sad, frustrated, guilty talk about it. After relieving yourself of these emotions you will feel lighter. Slowly, you will learn to invest again in your life and move on. All the best and take care.
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I forget today my frieds telling something. Tomorrow I will try to rememeber that matter but I cant why is there any reason?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
I feel you are stressed out or worried of something, where your attention is diverted and unable to remember the things.
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Hello Dr, I am 47 year old long time have fobia can't walk alone I am always afraid going to fall down if I go to market feel very nerves if you can help me Thanks.

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
Hello Dr, I am  47 year old long time have fobia can't walk alone I am always afraid going to fall down if I go to ma...
Dear Lybrate user. I understand. Some physical diseases are thought to be prone to be made worse by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. At any given time, a person's mental state can affect the degree of severity of a physical disease. Physical symptoms that are caused by mental factors are also called somatization or somatoform disorders. I think your problem is PSYCHOSOMATIC PROBLEM. I suggest online counseling and psychotherapy. Take care.
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I am 30 years old and am trying to quit my addiction towards brown sugar but I fail every time. I have been in a re-hab for 3months last year. I know about the steps and the tools that narcotics anonymous taught me but I am having trouble with getting over the problem o feeling lonely. I lost both of my parents 8years ago. Please tell me to get over this problem so that I can get the" will-power" to quit drugs.

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
You will get the will power when you are fully motivated to quit. I think two or more health related counseling should clear your problem. Please let me know if you are willing for telephonic counseling. Take care.
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Hello sir, Actually since yesterday I am having fever and body pains also. And every joint of body is paining. What should i do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello sir, Actually since yesterday I am having fever and body pains also. And every joint of body is paining. What s...
-Dolo-650 mg twice or thrice daily can be taken to lower a fever . -Wear loose fitting clothes and don’t overdress. Overdressing can cause temperature to rise further. -Tepid water (85 F [30 C]) baths may help bring down a fever -The body should be cooled with a wet sponge. -Fever can cause severe dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids.. Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich ones like mausami,Amla juice etc. -Take light and easily digestible home cooked meals .avoid outside food
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Hello master. My mom have physiological disease. I think she's have dissociate identity disorder. How can I resolve this problem. Please give me authentic suggestion regarding this problem. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello master.
My mom have physiological disease. I think she's have dissociate identity disorder. How can I resolve t...
Please confirm this type of diagnosis with a doctor, and only after that we can recommend some measures. Any way she will need to meet with a counselor and then a doctor, if advised. Diagnosis is very important before trying to help her in a particular way. When you confirm this kindly revert back to us for further guidance.
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I have a habit of smoking and I drink occasionally. I smoke 5-7 cigarettes a day. I want to quit smoking. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Nicotine pestile and chewing gum available. Try that and don't smoke. If it's not helping we can go for medication.
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I have headache. So please give some suggestion for this And also give some for body pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have headache. So please give some suggestion for this
And also give some for body pain.
Are you having mild fever ? For headache -- Ginger can help reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, thus providing relief from a headache. Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice. Consume it once or twice a day. Another option is to apply a paste of one teaspoon of dry ginger powder, also called sonth, and two tablespoons of water on the forehead for a few minutes.
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Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGD(Sexual Medicine & Councelling)
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Be faithful to your partner always its very important for your physical and psychological health.

I constantly keep thinking and dreaming about something. I'm not free even a second. Because of this im not in this world. I must gain consciousness and be in this world. I must stop thinking unnecessarily. My mind must be active. Please suggest me something to create alertness.

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
I constantly keep thinking and dreaming about something. I'm not free even a second. Because of this im not in this w...
Do regular exercise. Stop eating junk and processed food. Take 2 banana with warm milk in the morning. Include protein rich food in your diet like soyabean, sattu with milk, sprouts, milk and milk products, combination of cereal and pulses, take healthy and heavy breakfast. You can consult me online on Lybrate I will give you diet chart.
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I am a female 22 years old. I am suffering from a social anxiety disorder from last 1 year. I have got many jobs but I wasn't able to continue because of my hesitation to talk to people. Why I am suffering from this?

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
I am a female 22 years old. I am suffering from a social anxiety disorder from last 1 year. I have got many jobs but ...
You lack confidence and you are insecure about what others may feel about you. So you tend to avoid people. They cause apprehension in you. Start working on relationship building. Get confidence. Increase Circle of friends. Expand friends. Remove social phobia.
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Quitting Smoking May Improve Erections

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Quitting Smoking May Improve Erections

Most people are aware that smoking is bad for their health. Smoking is linked to cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, and a host of other illnesses.

What men might not know, however, is that smoking can also lead to erectile dysfunction (ed). Studies have shown that men who smoke are more likely to develop ed. And the more a man smokes - both quantity and duration of time - the worse his ed tends to be.

The good news is that quitting smoking can help restore erections. Let's look at this relationship more closely.

When a man is sexually stimulated, his brain sends signals to the penis to trigger an erection. Smooth muscle tissue relaxes and arteries widen, allowing the penis to fill with blood. When enough blood flows in, veins constrict to keep it there until the man ejaculates (or the stimulation stops). Then the veins open and blood flows back into the body.

As you can see, blood flow is critical for a good erection. Blood is what gives the penis the firmness needed for sex. When blood flow is compromised, so is the erection.

Smoking tobacco releases chemicals that interfere with this process. This can happen in a few ways.

  • Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Chemicals can damage the lining of blood vessels, making it difficult for blood to flow into the penis.
  • damage to smooth muscle tissue. When this tissue can't relax properly, blood flow becomes impaired.
  • decreased nitic oxide.Smoking interferes with the body's production of nitric oxide, a compound needed for erections.
  • Other health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease, can contribute to ed, too. If you're having erection problems, it's important to have a full checkup with your doctor. But quitting smoking definitely, can't hurt.

Quitting smoking should make you feel better overall. You'll feel good about yourself knowing that you've taken an important step toward better health - and possibly better sex!
 

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How can we make our skin glowing. I used to drink amla juice few days ago for last two months, now I stopped drinking it. Now I use to drink 5-6 litre water daily. I don't like applying paste, scrub, face pack, etc. It makes me annoying and irritating! So, Sir/mam how can we make our skin glowing? Can only water make my skin to glow? Or should I follow some other things? I don't know other things so please suggest me something like water which make my skin to glow, instead of applying anything on the face!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Amritsar
How can we make our skin glowing.
I used to drink amla juice few days ago for last two months, now I stopped drinking...
For a good and glowing skin, take a proper sleep, plenty of water./ do not step out in the sun, without wearing a sunscreen. Nutritious diet rich in antioxidants (green vegetables and fresh fruits) and avoidance of stress will help. Depigmenting cream or facewash can be recommended to you for improving your condition depending upon your specific hyperpigmentation problem/ skin type.
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One of my known has started loving me immensely. Even a thought of separation sends him into depression. The thought makes him sad. Even after being convinced or clarified many times. He cannot recover with it. He has developed a sort of addiction. Fr ez if he could not talk. Head ache starts. He finds no point in living more. Bcoz he cannot get me. What shall I do on my part to heal my friend. Shall I lessen contact wid him. Or what? because even lessening the contact can traumatize him more. Wt to do?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
One of my known has started loving me immensely. Even a thought of separation sends him into depression. The thought ...
You should counsel him that one cannot enjoy anything, if one is obsessed with the outcome, which are funnily in not in anyone's hand!! Explain him that if relationship is giving more pain than pleasure , then how one is perceiving it should be re-looked into. Tell him on the contrary the addiction, insecurity may spoil the relationship, Can seek a professional counselor/hypnotist s help too.
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Hi doctors. I have one problem. That whenever I will heard about some incident or shock news my heart beat fast. And I feel anxiety and weakness could you please suggest me. How to make my heart strong.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi doctors. I have one problem. That whenever I will heard about some incident or shock news my heart beat fast. And ...
Dear Lybrateuser, -To relieve your anxiety & fears do regular exercise like walking, jogging for 20-30 min, also do yoga, meditation & deep breathing as they have a positive & calming effect on the mind & help you become physically & mentally stronger to face various situations in life, also your heart beat will not rise as it does now -have a well balanced, nutritious diet with more of fruits & vegetables & consume 7-8 glasses of water per day for good digestion -sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night as it greatly helps in reducing anxiety & stress, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed. -engage yourself in work, other activities like reading, music, playing games these help build confidence & keep the mind stable.
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I am 62 years old healthy since last five years I am getting nervous immediately due to this I am living my life very panicky and depressed please guide me so I can leave my life relaxed

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, you are having anxiety disorder. Nervousness is due to that. I need to determine the type of anxiety disorder you are troubled with. For that I need to analyze you, assess you. In one or two telephone consultations, I will be able to assess your problem and then I will advise you what to do. Please let me know if you are willing for telephone consultation. Take care.
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