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Dr. Karthikeyan V

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

14 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Karthikeyan V MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Chennai
14 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 14 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry. 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
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2007
MD - Psychiatry - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 2011

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How to reduce daytime sleepiness although I get full night sleep. I sleep for at least 3 hours after school and do not get time for studies. Please help.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
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How to reduce daytime sleepiness although I get full night sleep. I sleep for at least 3 hours after school and do no...
after school is over. better to bath freshly. go to your friend home or any relative home. dont go to bed directly sit in chair read any news paper or talk with your mother. do some help to your mother. it is better to practise any game. it losses your laziness. or go for walk or running. better to do some pending work of your studies. it is better to make a good plan of studies. slowly solve it. better to practice yoga and meditation at evening time. it improves your concentration and memory levels. better to talk most of the time with your friends and family members. dont be alone. feel always happy all the time. based on study plan do some hard work. initially start to real slowly. increases day by day. remember what you read. you have a plan what you read what are the pending chapters. always think about studies. write on one note book. how many chapters i am well prepared. how many are pending. when you follow this method. it is good for your future studies also. be friendly with others. be happy all the time. ok all the best.

Could you please Suggest a medicine for wait loose (obbesity )and for highly depression ?

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No medicine should be used for losing fat. Omit sugar, fried foods and cold drinks from your diet. Exercise daily.

Sir how can I fill relaxed ?

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You need to de stress from what ever is giving you stress. Exercising, sleeping well for 8-9 hours, taking break from work, having hobbies will help you to relax to some extent. Besides, this counselling can help you to deal with stress and learn to manage how you react to stress and what are your strengths and limitations. This will help you to distress further more and help you feel more confident and in control of yourself and your world. If you have any queries please contact me

From last 10 to 20 day im facing digestion problem. It might be office work stress issue I think it also effect my body so please give valuable advice.

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From last 10 to 20 day im facing digestion problem. It might be office work stress issue I think it also effect my bo...
Avoid all milk products.. Can take fresh curd daily. Take homeopathic medicine nux vomica 30 potency. (5 pills 3 times a day) for 5 days.. If not better kindly consult..

Respected sir, I am male of 28 years, I am suffering from generalized anxiety disorder since 11 months. Really fed up and getting difficulty in routine life always feeling dreamy, feeling light-headed, shock feeling in head, irritable bowels, depersonalization. But I am sleeping good after taking sleep medicine, eating good relaxing and left job, jogging. Will anxiety Go away on its own and how many more months my body will take to get recovered. Will it be for life time or what. Reply please I'm in a huge problem. I showed to one of doctor phycologist she told me as soon as your immunity get increases you will be fine and suggested me to eat healthy, sleep healthy. please you suggest.

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Respected sir, I am male of 28 years, I am suffering from generalized anxiety disorder since 11 months. Really fed up...
Dear , anxiety disorder is not a disease. It is a disorder. Mental disorder not requires medicines. Psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation etc are enough to cure your problem. You must learn and educate yourself about your anxiety disorder. The more you try to" cure" your anxiety, anxiety increases and cure is not possible. You have to change your mindset. Post a direct question to me

What I have to do for the focus our mind in study. I fell to much sleep in my eyes. Whole day.

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Hi, I advise you to do meditation for mental strength by doing slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take lots of water and fluids. Avoid garlic and red chilly and non veg and eggs. Take more of proteins, less fats and very less carbohydrate ***Take Bacopa monn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily with water.

Hi I dont know whether it is depression, my brother want me to quit his house, I have poor salary, the rent I have to pay is half of my salary, I tried to commit suicide, but I couldn' t. I am 41 not married, what to do

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You need to urgently meet a psychiatrist and counsellor. Remember that you are a valuable person with lots of potential for growth. Your life is precious and killing yourself will put an end to all the good things about you which will be such a waste of talent. In depression, you may not have thought through all the possible options, but believe me there are options which your counsellor will help you to recognise and your life will start improving and you will feel better again. Give yourself another chance and go to a counsellor and seek professional help. Suicide never solved any problems for anyone up till now, how will it solve yours? And what about the people who depend on you, care and worry for you. What will happen to them after you are gone?

Hi. How to control from irritation he is angry every time and how can I help him to control from anger ness so please help him and with the irritation his face also getting black By which way I can help to control him

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Hi. How to control from irritation he is angry every time and how can I help him to control from anger ness so please...
Only you can help him control his angerness.I am giving you below given tips and just discuss these with him.Surely he will benefit 1. Think before you speak In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. 2. Once you're calm, express your anger As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them. 3. Get some exercise Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities. 4. Take a timeout Timeouts aren't just for kids. Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's ahead without getting irritated or angry. 5. Identify possible solutions Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Does your child's messy room drive you crazy? Close the door. Is your partner late for dinner every night? Schedule meals later in the evening — or agree to eat on your own a few times a week. Remind yourself that anger won't fix anything and might only make it worse.

I am 16 yr old and I am always in the dreams of my girl friend. I cannot study. 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
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That situation is normal and almost all people like you will go through such a situation. The best option is accept it and don't force it away. Instead, improve your attitude towards study and career. Slowly you will find time to think about your girl friend and time to study. Take care.

I am unable forget someone, in love from last 2 yr. Have no contact to her. Want to forget her. Help me please.

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I am unable forget someone, in love from last 2 yr. Have no contact to her. Want to forget her. Help me please.
Dear lybrate-user, don't worry for some people break ups helped them after that they got better ones, from teenage to till marriage love is very common, but every individual thinks that it is only her problem it is not, some people they express some people will not, when you love you need to build family 1. To have family life we need money 2. To earn money we need to have good job to get into this cycle, most important don't spoil your career, true love always comes back.

Fight Depression the "Foodie" way!

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Serotonin is a chemical messenger that?s believed to act as a mood stabilizer. It?s said to help produce healthy sleeping patterns as well as boost your mood.

It?s even been looked at as a treatment for depression. This is because people who have depression often have a low serotonin level. Studies show that serotonin levels can have an effect on mood and behavior, and the chemical is commonly linked to feeling good and living longer.

Tips for boosting serotonin naturally:

1.Carrot

They?re full of beta-carotene, which you can also get from pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe. Studies have linked this nutrient to lower levels of depression. There?s not enough evidence to say that it can prevent the disorder, but it can?t hurt to get more in your diet.

2. Leafy greens

They?re packed with folate, which your brain cells need to work well and which may help protect against depression.

3. Milk

It?s a good source of vitamin d. If you have very low levels of this nutrient in your body, that can sometimes cause depression

4. Bananas

Bananas are actually surprisingly high in tryptophan whilst also containing carbohydrates, making them one of my favourite foods that increase serotonin levels.
Fight Depression the "Foodie" way!

Is there any treatment of depression in accupunture.

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Dear , according to me, there is no treatment for depression in acupuncture because the" mind" is either neurons or brain. Because mind cannot be seen, accupuncture needle cannot work there. Accupuncture needle cannot be inserted inside brain too. Please don't fall into hands of quacks. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.

For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please help me.

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For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the tim...
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.

I have my girlfriend with and we often sleep together one or twice a month going physical sometimes. I think we have become addicted to each other and now we want to get rid of this. Kindly help us.

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I have my girlfriend with and we often sleep together one or twice a month going physical sometimes. I think we have ...
You and your girlfriend are liking each other and are wanting to have sex regularly. There is nothing wrong in it if you both are physically and mentally matured enough to have sex and if you both are unmarried and are having protected sex. This is not addiction. What makes you think that, you want to get rid of this? how do you look at this relationship matters a lot. Is it very casual for you both? or do you both want to take it to the next level and want to be committed to each other? kindly think about all such related issues. All the best.

I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?

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I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?
In your age group it is normal. See to it that you keep these thoughts under control. Muster up courage and build strong will power.

Hello! I want to study hard but not able to concentrate what should I do? Water time I got to study I was busy with social networking at going on phone. I want to make a proper schedule for every thing. May you help me please.

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Yes, you must schedule your day giving a lot of emphasis to your study routine. You will get lots of time later on in life to do networking and talking on the phone. Do not lose this opportunity by messing up your performance. You are already displaying some loss of self-control and this could work against you in the long run too. 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, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help. 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. If you plan any studying in the afternoon, do only written work, because your biorhythms dip during this time. For subjects that have lengthy portions you can reduce them by making short notes and studying smaller portions instead. If you still find it difficult to study do group study with seriously interested students. If you need some external pressure, then you can go for tuitions or attend tutorials. 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.

I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly because of that I loose my confidence. I am pursuing btech now and after 2 months will be facing my campus interview how could I get rid of it. Please suggest me uts urgent.

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I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly b...
You should attend english speaking classes, elocution classes, and public speaking courses to improve your pronunciation. There is good video material in the british council that are useful too. This is not a big deal and you can do it in a short time.

I want to quite smoking.What can i do?

SLE, FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETOLOGY, DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
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Thanks for your query. You should give up cigarettes completely and use nicotex chewing gum 4 mg 4-5 times daily till you get over the craving for nicotine. Please feel free to ask a private question

I am addicted for tobacco from last 3 year. I want to quit it. How can I leave tobacco. Pls suggest me.

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Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. 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. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.

Hello this is sunny from hyderabad. I was smoking from four year im really feeling very sick of this habit I became very thin day by day n my health is not good too. I have decided to quit smoking could you please help me how to quit smoking a cigarette.

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Hello this is sunny from hyderabad. I was smoking from four year im really feeling very sick of this habit I became v...
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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