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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 Lybrate.com.

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Why I am becoming weak in personality.what should I do?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
You can start by having a role model and learning few things about them and start doing those things yourself. How do you want yourself to be? give it a thought, and work on your strengths rather than your weaknesses and soon you will start appreciating yourself. Please click on private chat to get more personalised tips.
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I am 15 years old male and I am addicted of perming daily. I am not able to control myself. Is regular perming harm our body in any way?

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. You are just 15 years. Perming is never bad for your body. Once per day is never bad at all. Don't worry. Take care.
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Hi I'm a male is or does drinking buttermilk or curd is good for health and skin does it keep or help our skin healthy and our body healthy? Should we drink buttermilk and curd to keep us healthy and keep our body and skin healthy and glowing please tel me plz.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hi I'm a male is or does drinking buttermilk or curd is good for health and skin does it keep or help our skin health...
Yes good for health but do not take it at night. Take it with jeera and hing. If you have any body pain then do not drink it take care.
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I need to gain self confidence and 8 need to gain a good memory power I forget wt every I study within an 1 ill be completely blan can you help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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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I have stress, please let me know how to take it off. I cant even sleep?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
I have stress, please let me know how to take it off. I cant even sleep?
You can try stress relieving relaxation methods and meditation and yoga. For personal advice ask privately.
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I am stressed out most of the time because I am over thinking each and every time. I keep thinking for tomorrow's work load. I usually feel anxiety. I think I am suffering from anxiety attacks. I couldn't rest myself in the moment. I do not get peace of mind too, as I live in joint family. Please help me to get peace.:(

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am stressed out most of the time because I am over thinking each and every time. I keep thinking for tomorrow's wor...
STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1. Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3. Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4. Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5. Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6. Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7. Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8. Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9. Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10. Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11. Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12. Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13. Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14. Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15. Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16. Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17. Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18. Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19. Don’t run from your problems! This only makes them worse. 20. Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress. Remember — we do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you’ll receive If you need any prescription please consult me as we cannot prescribe in questions session. Regards
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Why all religions prohibit alcohol if it is good for health ? Those who drink say that it is the best enjoyment and stress buster, then why doctors never prescribe it ? I am not a religious bigot, I just was to know the scientific position. What is the moderate quantity ? Personally, it is my experience that any drink makes us dull and less alert, whereas I like to be always alert except in sleep. I have seem that those who drink regularly lose their conscience at sublets level which they themselves realize. Even if alcoholic drinks provide temporary enjoyment, problems resurface as soon as effect is over. Please clarify the confusion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Why all religions prohibit alcohol if it is good for health ? Those who drink say that it is the best enjoyment and s...
You are absolutely right that after the effects of the alcohol are over, the demons coma back and sometimes with a vengeance! Not all religions prohibit alcohol consumption: they prohibit drunkenness. The clear evidence from science is that an average man who keeps himself fit can have two drinks a day, and a woman one drink a day, and for some reason, it is good to lower LDL, the bad cholesterol. The reason even doctors are afraid to share this information is that people can, in the guise of this finding, drink in excess and never know when to stop. Alcohol is a CNS depressant and can lower your alertness and delay your responses. On the other hand, that same influence relaxes you and lightens your burdens to ease some stress. However, it is the excess consumption and the loss of control that invites so much trouble.
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I get chest pains and cough many times and I do smoke and I am not able to quit smoking.Please tell.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I get chest pains and cough many times and I do smoke and I am not able to quit smoking.Please tell.
Dear Lybrate user, smoking is a choice and all choices are made by us. You can quit smoking only if you tell yourself that you can do it. Not when you accept in your mind that "you are not able to quit". You must have taken many challenges in your life - I am sure you don't want to be called a loser at this as well. You have detailed about having cough and chest pains- Its possible that you may develop infection like tuberculosis or later if you don't quit - the risk of lung cancer is also very high. Make the right choice- quit today.
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I am 18 years old, then what will I can do for the memory improving please answer me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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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Hello Dr. m taking Himalaya tablets 2 in morning and 2 in evening suggested by psychiatrist becoz m feeling so irritated and lose my temper fast. No one listen what I want no one cares for me. I just don't want to talk to anyone. I want to live alone. M divorce I had one baby boy shit people just use to say that my life is finished now no one remarry me so what's the big deal m also not interested. I am doing loads of work at home and in office 24*7 just want to busy myself just don't want to think anything. When m feeling so tired or like vomiting types then I go to sleep. When anyone talks to me I shout and scolds them. M doing bsc nursing now and m late admission student just a month before my exams and in Oct my exams are held whatever I learn I forgot everything so I feel so irritated then I just keep my books in bag and sleep. Is m getting mad Dr. should I go for mental assilam. My condition is getting worst day by day one of my good friend suggest me to write in Lybrate for what m feeling for what m now many doctors help in this situation so I just go through it. Whatever you suggest I blindly do that pls help me what should I do. M feeling like go for suicide. Waiting for your reply. Thanks and regards.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must learn to love yourself and your life. When you do not like who you are how will anyone else like you? You are indeed unique and there is no one who is going to be like you, ever! You have a problem of self-acceptance, and if I may venture to say may be a rejection issue. This latter may have happened due to an actual rejection which you may have experienced very early in your life. The solution to this is a matter of genuine self-acceptance or self-love. I am not talking about narcissism: this is a genuine love of yourself. It is not based on your appearance alone. You must work on developing yourself in five areas: the physical fitness, emotional fitness, intellectual fitness, social fitness and spiritual fitness. I would also suggest you attend a good personality development program, a speech training course (I suggest the Toastmasters Club), a conversation and elocution course, and to do a personal grooming course too. Education is very good to boost self-confidence, and together with that if you develop socializing skills, you will make it big. Meet with a counselor and ask to be trained in handling emotions, and that will just take you places. Read a lot and meet lots of people, even if you feel too conscious: in time you will get out of this backwardness very well. Do physical fitness exercises regularly. Ultimately, if you believe in God, you will know that you are so precious to Him that no one else’s opinion or acceptance is as important as His. Your life will change phenomenally! All the failures you have had so far is accumulating to convince yourself that you are not acceptable. You may be actually causing all these rejections by behaving in a manner that gets people to reject you. So self-acceptance is the key. You have a son to live for too and if you are not careful you may make him also feel the same over time. Get help from a counsellor and sort​ your life soon.
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Feeling shot of breath, indigestion, mild constipation, drowsy feeling throughout the day, ringing in my head, feeling of something happening in my head, headache, not able to concentrate on work. Do I need to go for any tests.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Feeling shot of breath, indigestion, mild constipation, drowsy feeling throughout the day, ringing in my head, feelin...
Dear lybrate-user, with your age/experiences you must have general health checkup with cardio, after health check come to online counselling we can guide lifestyle modification. 1-2 sessions of counselling will really help you
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I want to quit smokes can you suggest me something which can help me to quit smoking.

Psychologist, Pune
Hi its good to know that you want to quit smoking the best thing you can do is help your own self. Just do it now do not wait for a particular date no resolution make up your mind and go for it. Drink plenty of water do brisk walking indulge urself in the things which you like eg hobbies talk to someone on daily basis share with that person whenenver you get the urge to smoke keep an ealichi or clove in your pocket. Do not use any substitutes believe in urself and back your urself be commited.
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I am regularly smoker everyday I smoke 12 more cigarette and I smoke past 8 years so how to clear dust & nicotine of my lungs and how to stop.

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, 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.
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I am smoker since 4-5 yrs. Now quitted. I hv no problem as such just want to know if any damage done can it be reversed by taking sm medication.PLease tell.

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. You don't have to take any medicines. You quit smoking. Immediately your body starts repairing your longs and other organs. Let your body do it. In the meanwhile you can help enhance the process. Include good amount of fruits and fruit juices in your diet. Also make sure you do a lot of physical exercise and take part in outdoor games. Take care.
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1 yr. Ago, I had a very soft voice because of which most of the times people think that it's a girl on a phone although I am a boy. So, I strained my voice by Hardening it, Because of which my voice is very harsh & broken now. And I keep stuttering when I sing a song specially a rap song which was not at all a issue for me at that time. So, I just wanna know how can I improve my voice quality and Speak fluently, clearly and fast.

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
1 yr. Ago, I had a very soft voice because of which most of the times people think that it's a girl on a phone althou...
By hardening your voice you are doing vocal abuse. Harsh and hoarse voice happens because of vocal abuse. Consult ent specialist first he will guide you according whether you need to go for voice therapy or not. Take care.
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I am feeling very alone bcoz of my recent breakup.Please do help.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Share your feelings with your best friend. Spend time with family. We dont get what we like but we get what God thinks is best for us. God has better planning for all of us. So cheer up.
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How can I remember a question for a long time. Bcj I forget questions in 3 days. I am 16 years old male. Nd I need 1 hour 4 a long question to remember. Why?pls I need way.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1.Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2.Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice. Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3.Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4.Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient. Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers.
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I am 30 year old. From last 3 months I going through depression. I left my job in August as I was not able to concentrate in anything. I want to get out of this but unable to do so. I have faced many health problems like thyroid and anxiety attack. I always Remember the past and cry. Can't sleep. Please help me. I want to get out of this feeling. Please help.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 30 year old. From last 3 months I going through depression. I left my job in August as I was not able to concent...
Dear Lybrate user, You need medication along with counselling ,as you have left your job and its also disturbing your sleeping cycle so these things are affecting your life and daily routine ,and its the time that you should take proper action ,you are asking for help its really positive point that you want to change this situation please take help of any professional ,i am 100% sure you will overcome from this situation and can lead normal and happily life.in the meantime do few things make some good friends ,join any hobby class, be social as much as you can ,do yoga, meditation,exercise, share your feelings with some one, whatever thoughts disturbs you write it on paper ,make your self busy ad much as you can so that you don't get time to think on these. If you need my help you can contact me online. Take care.
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I'm doing the marketing job due to over tensions I am smoking cigarettes too much so I need to stop smoking so please help me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Don't try to board two boats at a time. If you enjoy smoking, continue to do the same but with a slight added attention. Whenever you are about to smoke, just be aware of the whole process, right from feeling it between your fingers-putting it between your lips with attention on tobacco smell- to lighting it and most importantly being aware of smoke entering your mouth and filling up your lungs, also see the picture of smoker's lung picture on the cigarette box at the same time!
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