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Dr. Kavitha Velusamy

Psychologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Kavitha Velusamy Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Kavitha Velusamy is an experienced Psychologist in Mogappair East, Chennai. You can visit her at Subramanium Memorial Vels Neuro Clinic in Mogappair East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kavitha Velusamy on has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 26 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 23 years old male. I trying to stop smocking. How can I stop that bad habit. And is der any tablets for stop smoking in market. Of der pls tell me. If I stop suddenly what happens.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You need to meet with a doctor to get a prescription for medicines to aid in smoking cessation. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. 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. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Sir I always thinking about negative approach, like people don't want to talk to me, they hate me etc. I don't know what is happening to me. I can remember even smaller things I have mood swings. Please help me.

Homeopath, Solan
Sir I always thinking about negative approach, like people don't want to talk to me, they hate me etc. I don't know w...
First off all do half hour meditation and yoga in morning and don't think so much about those people and first off all you have to feel you are the best and do things which excites you like dance, eat, hair style, bike riding like whatever. You want to do and this negative things you are feeling is because you are not happy inside and you are not confident so be confident and happy. You can do any thing in this world. Don't make your own perceptions about peoples what they are thinking. And please do meditation and yes I want to give you advice to watch sandeep maheshwari you tube videos they might help you. If this will not help I can give you homeopathic remedies without sideeffect. Because mental health affects physical health.
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Gender Identity Disorder

CST Psychiatry, DNB (PSYCHIATRY), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Gender Identity Disorder

Born as a male but feel like a female OR born as a female but feel like a male. Some persons are unable to feel comfortable in the physical gender that they are born in; their mind, brain, feeling and thoughts are all of the opposite sex. This uncomfortableness in their mind about their physical gender is termed as Gender Identity Disorder.

What's the cause?

We do not know the exact cause of this disorder, but it is hypothesized that developmental changes in the brain and the body do not sync, and the brain/mind is left with a different gender than the body. This is mostly an unidentifiable and unpredictable change.

What are the symptoms?

  1. Children might express a desire to dress up as the opposite sex.
  2. They might express replusion at one's own sex organs/genitals.
  3. As adolescence begins, they do not develop feelings of attraction towards members of the opposite sex. Some complain of revulsion about their pubertal changes.
  4. Males want to pee while sitting down, while females want to do it standing up.
  5. Their behavior is often more like that of the opposite sex, e.g. boys might display feminine gestures, while girls might indulge in risk taking and reckless behavior.
  6. As they become adult, a realisation that they are stuck in a body that they do not like causes depression and anxiety.

Diagnosis: A diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is made based on a detailed assessment by a Psychiatrist, who is specially trained in this assessment. WPATH standards mandate that this is an ongoing assessment, and involves facilitating the process of Hormonal Treatment and eventual Sex Reassignment Surgery. The whole process can take 2-3 years.

Treatment: For those who have severe GID, eventual sex reassignment surgery is the treatment and outcome. However, support of family, friends and a Good Psychiatrist can enable a smooth transition. Psychiatrists will often use antidepressants and anxiolytics to make it easier for the person to cope with societal and family pressures.

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How do I quit smoking. I tried several times but failed. And nowadays I am coughing too much.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Better join quit smoking programme. Fix a date for quiting, take support of freinds and family. Avoid smokers. Avoids things which remind smoking. Use nicotane replacement gums. Can use buperion for withdral symtoms.
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I am a student and l want to learn one thing in one time. My question is what l have to done to to make my memory sharper and fast? Please give a solution?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only human including pets. Parrots are talking and dogs are dancing. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds it is like love issues. Still not able to concentrate go for counselling help in person or audio/video. Please give us feedback after trying for weekdays.
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I feel tired most of the time, and I face lack of concentration while studying and working. GIVE ME ANY REMEDY FOR THIS PLEASE.

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 lybrate-user. Lack of concentration and feeling like tiredness are due to your adolescent hormonal imbalance or action. I suggest you to engage in physical exercises, games and meditation to overcome this problem. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink and does our tolerance change with aging?

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 lybrate-user. Alcohol is poison. Alcohol damages your liver even if you take a single drop per day. Please quit alcohol. Take care.
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I was with my mistress in a public place. A guy comment on her and she get in to argument with him. I interfere and told her. Chalte he yaha se. Is incident k 2 din baad usne call karke kaha tum kisi ladki k kaabil nhi ho. M tum me apnaa lifepartener nhi dekh ti. Kal ko mere parents ese ladke k saath shhadi nhi karaenge Jo responsibility nhi le sktaa. Aaj k baad call mt krnaa. I know mujhe waha stand lenaa chahiye thaa. Mere saamne esi situation nhi aai toh mene kaha use ab m samjhungaa apni responsibilities. Wo khti h ye time nhi h sikhne kaa (as I m 25 years old) I do realise my mistake. Usne mujhe block kr diya naa phone uthaa rhi h. Mujhe kuch achha nhi lg RHA h. Am I over reacting or she is doing right? Kya use time du. Ya ab apne aap ko samjhaa lu. Ki shaayaad WO mujhe nhi contact karegi. I love her.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Lybrate-user everyone has different way of responding to same situation. No two people are alike. You were right to avoid the fight and unnecessarily drama by removing yourself from the situation. She may be offended and reacted with anger and therefore expected same from you. You can explain your perspective and your reason for doing this. It is not a big reason to break up. One should understand and appreciate the difference and sort out problems not run away from them. Tell her what could have gone utterly wrong if you picked up fight with the guy. Tell this to her and then let her take time. No need to go back off someone. If she realizes your worth she will come. You both are not wrong only situation is wrong and way its interpreted. So relax.
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Dear sir I got worry easily and take things by heart. Keep on thinking of particular thing. It effects more on my daily routine like feel vomiting ,unwillingness for food, feel weakness, suddenly get up in sleep, feel loneliness and it happen usually , loosing confident day by day.Please tell.

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
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Dear sir I got worry easily and take things by heart. Keep on thinking of particular thing. It effects more on my dai...
You are very sensitive person. Do not think everything difficulty. After work is over better to forget the things. Anyone is not perfect in any work. We are humans we do mistakes. But do not think seriously again. When problem occur please share with your friends and family members. If they are not available then please talk in phone. I think you have lack of friends and you feel loneliness also. This is main reason you are thinking too much about everything. Feel and share with others. The severity of the problem may reduced then you can relaxed. Feel and enjoy the friendly relations. Do not be alone. Develop busy work. Do not sit in home go sleep when you get up to that involve any other work. Ok. Best of luck.
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I have some forgetfulness problem after joining of my new company it was developing day by day hope can I over come from that. Only the office related documents and important activities.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You may not be interested in the type of work and it causes the forgetfulness. Make a note of things and recollect them systematically .
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I am 29 years old. I am taking medicine for bipolar disorder for 18 months. operate chrono 300 mg, dipwell 10 mg. I am 92 kg unable to loose weight. Kindly tell me way and how can I stop medicine. I have thyroid also taking eltroxin 50th mg.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 29 years old. I am taking medicine for bipolar disorder for 18 months. operate chrono 300 mg, dipwell 10 mg. I a...
Hye. Apart from just loosing weight, you must concentrate on improving your hormonal balance and improve your thyroid health. In order to lose weight you must either eat sensibly and exercise to burn off calories. Eat as per the body's needs. Food that is not used to fuel the body is stored as fat. A major component of losing weight is to make smarter food choices. Here's how: limit non-nutritious foods, such as: sugar, honey, syrups and candy, pastries, donuts, pies, cakes and cookies, soft drinks, sweetened juices and alcoholic beverages cut down on high-fat foods by: choosing poultry, fish or lean red meat. Choosing low-fat cooking methods, such as baking, broiling, steaming, grilling and boiling. Avoiding high-fat snacks like chips and chocolate. Avoiding fried foods. Using less margarine and mayonnaise. Avoiding high-fat gravies, cream sauces and cream-based dishes. Eat a variety of foods, including: fruit and vegetables, whole grains, breads, cereal, rice and pasta, dairy products, such as low-fat or non-fat milk or yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese and low-fat cheese, protein-rich foods like chicken, fish, dals and legumes, or beans should be included in your diet. Change your eating habits: eat three balanced meals a day to help control your hunger. Watch portion sizes and eat small servings of a variety of foods. Choose low-calorie snacks. Eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. Eat slowly and try not to perform other tasks while eating. Find other activities to distract you from food, such as walking, taking up a hobby or being involved in the community. Include regular exercise in your daily routine.
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I find some problem while having sex with my wife. No excitement is there. Even the urge for doing sex not arise. But I have full of sex as I see other ladies. Why?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I find some problem while having sex with my wife. No excitement is there. Even the urge for doing sex not arise. But...
Hello, to generate interest in sexual coition under noted r the factors to b sorted out to inculcate, interest to join sexual coition and to make the even pleasant with the mutual confidence. One should go for meditation to reduce stress, and to nourish cells, tissues and to calm down one's nerve to cooperate on d occasion. Both d partners should, respect feelings of each others, realising, any physical disorder one may suffer, such as pain in lumber area, she / he is weak due to anaemic condition, any mental block, against coition may cause aversion from sexual coition. Consume, apples, carrots, cheese, mangoes, spinach, garlics, almonds, walnuts, pumpkins, fish, black chocolate, regularly, black berries, milk, regularly. Tk, plenty of water. Her diet b easily digstable, on time. Homoe medicine to be administered to your wife. @ sepia 200- at bed time. @ ignatia30-6 pills, thrice a day. Avoid, caffiene, pollution, junk food. Report, fortnightly. Tk, care.
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At times I feel like someone is calling my name, but in reality no one. It might be a known voice or my own voice. Usually it happens while traveling in bike or at sleep. Am worried about my mental health.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
At times I feel like someone is calling my name, but in reality no one. It might be a known voice or my own voice. Us...
Hi I will prescribe some flower remedy which is available in all homoeopathy shops. These medicines are harmless and no side effects. Mix 12 drops of white chestnut + 10 drops of aspen + 10 drops of cherry plum in a small bottle. Add to this 50 ml water. Consume this mixture fully every 12 hours. This is just the beginning of some problem of mind. It can be cured by the above medicine. Do not worry you will be all right. Let me know about the result.
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Hiii. I am 35 years old. I am facing some problem like unable to sleep in night properly and many times I feel so heaviness in my brain and feeling so restless and able to concentrate. Bad bad thoughts coming in my mind. What should I do.

Psychologist, Delhi
Hiii. I am 35 years old. I am facing some problem like unable to sleep in night properly and many times I feel so hea...
Dear lybrate user lybrate-user due to heavy pressure and changing environment every one is facing so much tension and stress so its common these days. Make yourself busy so that your brain should be in motion and for bad thoughts listen so loud music. Try some deep breathing exercise. Lie down before 10 or 10: 30 and read some book and if your sleeping cycle will be regular then your stress level will also decrease. Consult any psychologist it will help.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
It happens to almost everyone and you have to come out of this tragedy all alone--------nobody I there to help you------------early you come out of this, more better it will be for you------------keeping to yourself will end up nowhere but try to follow the steps of that soul and the departed soul will only be happy if you are happy and for that you will have to come out aggressively and work even harder to be a better person in life ---------to achieve this my homoeopathic medicines will help you in this crucial time------- homoeopathic medicine---------------- alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily----------------------- passiflora q (wilmar schwabe india) drink 30 drops daily night 30 minutes before sleep in 20 ml fresh water ----------------------- report after 15 days-------------------- do bramari pranayam daily for 15 minutes.
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Hard Time Making Friends? These Tips Will Help You Initiate Friendship

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hard Time Making Friends? These Tips Will Help You Initiate Friendship

Friendship is the fuel that keeps life interesting. Imagine a robotic life where you do not have anyone with whom you can chill or unwind at the end of the day. Friends are people with whom you can be yourself without having to worry about needs and requirements or judgements, at least most of the time. They are the layer that lies between your family and the rest of the world and provide you with a balance of sorts as far as insights, outsider perspective, advice for meeting challenges and unadulterated enjoyment go. 

But many times, extreme shyness and an introvert nature can stop people from making friends easily. So how can you initiate friendships and keep them close? Here are a few tips!

  1. Understand Shyness: First of all, understand why you may be shy and how it makes your brain work. Shyness strips you of your security when you are faced with a new place or face. Also, it can lead to dismissive or avoidant behaviour, which keeps us from approaching people and learning more about them. Also, it keeps us anxious and preoccupied and makes us think that we will be met with rejection if we try to initiate friendship. Sounds vaguely familiar? Read on to know more.
  2. Eye Contact and First Impressions: The first way to initiate a new friendship is by making eye contact and following it up with a smile before the person in question averts his or her gaze. This is an unspoken language that is almost always answered similarly.
  3. Greeting: You can now approach the person and start by saying hello. It may be someone whom you have been seeing on your way to class or in the office cafeteria or even someone who lives in your building. So chances are, that this person would have noticed you too. Introduce yourself and ask for the person's name.
  4. Acknowledgement: Use the person's name often to show that you are acknowledging the friendship and ensuring that a bond begins to settle between the two of you from the word go. Offer to introduce this new friend to your other friends as further acknowledge of this new friendship.
  5. Information: In a new friendship, it is crucial to find common grounds without breaking the barriers of privacy. So ensure that you ask neutral questions about hobbies, family, education, work and other such issues without asking the when, where, what and how of things that might have to be explained by sharing personal details. In this way the person in front becomes more comfortable.

Be aware of the reasons that stop you and build your confidence when it comes to approaching people for friendship!

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Sir, I can not speak before an audience as I will think about them what they would think about me. Therefore I am not in a position to do official communication before them .Please give a reply.

General Physician, Nashik
This is due to anxiety andyou can gradually overcome it by starting to speak in front of friends and family.
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Im very much stressed. I was pregnant & I got miscarriage after losing my baby im very much depressed. I do not like anyone talking to me. I am getting irritated with each $everything that is happening in front of me. I want to know what should do.

MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Im very much stressed. I was pregnant & I got miscarriage after losing my baby im very much depressed. I do not like ...
Dear lybrate-user, I understand your deep wound and your inability to become social again. What has happened is of course unfortunate and unforeseen but you will agree with me that many a times, we cannot control the circumstances/situation around us. A failure is just a temporary bruise over your body, not a permanent tattoo! Stop digging the bruise further or it shall become deep. One failure doesn't mean it is the end of the world; one failure doesn't mean that you will never become a mother again! But your negative attitude and depressed feelings might come in the way of you becoming a mother again. I know it is easier said than done; but you need to bounce back ASAP, take care of your health, be positive and restart the planning process. Come to terms with reality, accept what has happened and dwell in future possibilities. Time is a Healer. Remember, you haven't failed; but you will fail IF you stop trying!
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I am feeling depressed alot nowadays from last 1 year. Please suggest me some tips to come out of depression. please.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am feeling depressed alot nowadays from last 1 year. Please suggest me some tips to come out of depression. please.
In our current life style most of us are not equipped to deal with our mental and emotional processes. Due to constant out side pressure and expectations we doubt and question our abilities. Also in a age of super fast life we lean towards instant results, which at times are not possible. This again increase our stress level. The best way to deal with this is to build our resilience and learn to manage our strees level. Once you are able to manage your stress, your self confideance and your self esteem both will increase and you will be able to make better decisions and accomplish lot in life. Try following on a regular basis and in 2 to 4 weeks you will see some positive changes in your life. Stress is a by product of our modern life style. Due to chronic stress you have a negative chain of thought repeating in your mind. The wonderful new is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. 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. 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. If you are open for online consultation to work on individualized plan and strategies feel free to book an audio consultation with me. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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