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Dr. Kushali

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Kushali is one of the best Psychiatrists in Medavakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Anjakha Hospital in Medavakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kushali on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I am 23 years. I am a chain smoker. I wanna to quit it, but I can't. Please tell me by how I can quit it for ever.

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Its a mind game. Just think of quitting it by next sunshine of tomorrow & do whatever you like today. But stick to you decision of quitting it by the next day. I did it on myself. Not smoked from may 1. And its being more than 3 three months now. I am happy. Try it. It works.
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Is lamotrigine dispersible tablets is used for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Manny, Lamotrigine is NOT routinely used in the treatment of OCD. But if your doctor diagnosed your OCD as a symptom of mood disorder, he/she will prescribe lamotrigine. Talk to your doctor about it. In a bipolar mood disorder, OCD, Depression etc are common symptoms.
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My body is too weak. I don't know y but it was too weak. My hands are shaking all the time. I use to smoke ciggrates. Does. It is reason for that.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hye, Thanks for the query. Weakness is due to poor nutrition and shaking of hands is a withdrawal symptom of smoking. It is important to know that just eating two heavy meals a day will not fulfill your nutrient needs. Most often we skip meals especially when at work or in college. We start our day on empty stomach but our work or stress or activity is never reduced. This causes weakness and lack of energy levels. Food is our source of energy and if you don't eat well as per your needs you are going to get deficient in many nutrients. So, start by eating the right foods at the right time. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, nuts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Sleep well.    Exercise at least thrice a week.
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I always feels stressed. I experiences panic/anxiety attacks. I experiences fearful thoughts too. I avoid to travel and to visit any crowded place. When I wake up my head remains heavy. I feel that I didn't sleep at all during night though I slept for 7-8 hours. Experiences headache almost daily. Experiences vertigo as well. O experiences shaky feelings too. I can't do much physical activity. I easily gets tired and feels heavy head and brainfog kind of thing after meditation or driving (mental exercise) or any physical activity (morning walk, running, playing cricket or other game). I can't concentrate much. I don't want to go for any medication. Please advise some alternatives like meditation/yoga or online therapy.

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
I always feels stressed. I experiences panic/anxiety attacks. I experiences fearful thoughts too. I avoid to travel a...
Dear user. I can understand. PANIC ATTACK a sudden overwhelming feeling of acute and disabling anxiety. Panic disorder is different from the normal fear and anxiety reactions to stressful events. Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning. Symptoms of panic disorder include sudden attacks of fear and nervousness, as well as physical symptoms such as sweating and a racing heart. Panic attack always happens due to an underlying anxiety disorder. So you need to treat anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder is treated with the help of counseling and psychotherapy. You should consult a psychologist. Take care.
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Hi My younger brother is 20 years old He is not sharing any doubts or any thing he is thinking in his mind. He want to live alone. Why like he lives. What I can do? He can share his feelings with me. He is not sharing right now. When I ask him how he is. He just hate that question. And get angry. If I told him to come with me to Dr. then also he got angry he told "muze kuch nhi hua me Dr. k pas kyu aau Dr. se muze nafrat h. O papa ko nhi bacha paye muze kya bachayenge" I am so confused why he behave like that what it means. He want to die. He is in depression I asked with one my friend he told me talk with him. If he will share his feelings then it will easy to treat but as I try he is not sharing anything. Just thinking lonely . Any one please help me and tell what I can do so he can share his feelings. What type of talking I can do with. some time don't like to talk with. What I can do that time? please any one suggest. I am in too much tension regarding my brother.

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
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My younger brother is 20 years old
He is not sharing any doubts or any thing he is thinking in his mind.
He want t...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You are doing as much as you can to advise your brother and trying to provide him right path. He is not interested. In this juncture, instead of worrying about your brother, you should concentrate on your career. After some time things will fall into place. Take care.
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I am 25 year old boy suffering from anxiety disorder. My doctor give me opipramol 50 mg twice a day. He said that it will take time to work at lest 6 to 8 weeks to start working. Is this true.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 25 year old boy suffering from anxiety disorder. My doctor give me opipramol 50 mg twice a day. He said that it ...
Dear Ravi, It is true that most antidepressants take time to cross the blood brain barrier. But Opipramol reaches brain faster. May be -7 days time. The benefits will come only if it is adequate dose - not just fifty mg. Please consult the doctor again after 1 week. He may increase the dose or add another drug or psychotherapy or relaxation therapy.
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Sir, I AM 29. I have been suffering from epilepsy. NEITHER of my parents nor any genetic history of such related with me. First case of seizure took place on 10.03.2016. Then 29.04.16 and then on 6.09.16.in almost every cases I became unconscious for 6to 7 seconds. I went to a neurologists and he prescribed valprol300 twice daily and valprol once in morning. I also went to a neuropsyco and he prescribed nexito10 along with lonazep 10 along with the original medicines on 10.08 16. On 22nd february he prescribed nexito 20 in place of nexito10. He said to stop lonazep after taking 10 days medicine. I stopped lonazep on september. Now after being passed almost 6 month I feel better 70% than before. But from yesterday I feel mild tingling in my leg and hand. Is it any dangerous? I have a tendency to make worry about everything. Due to not having my first achieves job I sometimes felt depression. I have a 20 months baby. Before pregnancy I took several medicines and went through hormonal treatment. But at last I conceived naturally. Had that treatment any relation with my present problem? Will my problem totally cured? I am very tensed. Please advice me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Don't depend on medicines only Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind Do meditation regularly Do pranayam and yoga daily Take salads and fruits more Take milk regularly Avoid excess tea coffee, Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food Continue valprol Add Cap brahmi by Himalaya 2 2 for 6 mths Saraswatarishta 15 ml twice a day for 6 mths Gradually reduce the dose of valprol
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My mother has bipolar disorder mania from the age of 18 and still at 49. I'm at 27 and sister at 29. Is there any possibility of inheritance for us in any case sir.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My mother has bipolar disorder mania from the age of 18 and still at 49. I'm at 27 and sister at 29. Is there any pos...
There is, Both you and sister have 5 to 15 times more chances of suffering from BPD, compared with people with non-affected parents. But dont worry there are significant chances of not suffering too. Have a stress free happy life and make sure both of u get sleep for 8 hours a day
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Hello Doctors I want to know whether there is any habit correction center for the person suffering from psychpherinia disease. My brother has habits which a normal person won't like. He even do not know what to speak in public and what is private. His family life is disturbed a lot. Please suggest if there is permanent treatment for this psychological disease which he is suffering from last 15 years he is 33 yeARS old.

M.Sc. - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Coimbatore
If he is currently showing any violent behaviour which could be the worsening condition of his disease. He needs to get admitted in a hospital for treatment. At least he need to get admitted for 15 days of hospitalization. With proper medications and guidance he can get cured but it takes at least 6 to 8 weeks for his recovery. He also needs support from his family members so as to accelerate his recovery.
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I am SRINIVAS I have smoking habit so many times I ignore that habit but I didn't stop so please tell me some tips.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to try and try again and again until you succeed. It helps to change tact each time to introduce something different. 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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I am 43 years old. I have problem of anger. I can't control on myself. Some times I feel that I must harm myself means I wanted to commit some strict action. But I control because of my kids. I get dipress even without any reason. Some problems I am carrying from my family. Is depression a hereditary problem? Can it be cure?

Psychologist, Chennai
Dear lybrate-user, the problem you r facing is not a hereditary .basically at this age every individuals cannot tolerate. So you need not worry about this. First think anger, commanding,harming yourself is not the solution .enjoy your kids activities in your daily life. Automatically depression will disappear which came without reason.
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I am 31 year old male suffering from serious anxiety disorder with digestion problem from past 9 years. I have blurred vision and giddiness. Very scared of closed spaces. Taking etlaam ds from past 4 years, but no use at all. Just wanted to check whether paxil 12.5mg will work, or do I need to take anything else. Kindly suggest.

SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Thanks for your query. Behaviour therapy can be very useful in your case than drugs. Fear of closed spaces is usually secondary to some subconcious cause which you may have in your mind. It is important that you undergo counselling with a psychotherapist to uncover what was the triggering factor to develop fear of closed spaces. Once that fear is resolved you will cope better. If you have any further query please ask.
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Hello, I am 22 year old and having problem of fear of ghosts from my childhood. I hardly sleep alone at night. There are always running thoughts in my mind about ghosts. I don't have problem when someone with me. I am currently studying and due to this problem, I loosed much more in my career. Please provide me proper guidance to overcome this. P. S. - Please tell me whether this problem can be solve by treatment or not.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello, I am 22 year old and having problem of fear of ghosts from my childhood. I hardly sleep alone at night. There ...
You need satwik food swatik lifestyle to overcome this problem avoid all type of rajas tamas food like nonveg onion rason all bakery products western food basi food etc take medication providing details in private chat according histroy shadripu of mind fear etc can be controlled by deep long breathing habit omkar chanting will be beneficial and also anulom vilom pranayam follow complete bhramacharya also.
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I fell off the stairs, broke a stool while sitting on it and broke a chair sitting on it in a span of 45 days. I have pain in the lower back, shoulder, wing, upper spine and pain in the thigh bone till the knee (I have a tendon tear too-previous injury) continuously. All these ailments are in the left side of my body. Should I get an MRI?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I fell off the stairs, broke a stool while sitting on it and broke a chair sitting on it in a span of 45 days. I have...
Hi there ~ I would strongly advise you to consult an orthopedic doctor to find out what kind of mri you will need since you have aches and pains that are not going away, in multiple sites of your body. I hope you contact a specialist as soon as possible. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I am 23 years old female. I usually get upset whenever I see others enjoying their life with friends and going out new new places. Actually I always dreamt for a enjoying college life but it can't be possible due to financial situation of my parents. I become very much depressed by seeing pictures of my friends on social media enjoying their life. I always thought now that I have losted the age when one enjoy it's life with friends. Nothing is left in my life now. I always upset and feel depressed.

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
I am 23 years old female. I usually get upset whenever I see others enjoying their life with friends and going out ne...
Dear user. I can understand. The basic thing we must learn from life is to adjust with the prevailing situation and learn to enjoy the life with the available resources. Aspirations should be realistic. Otherwise you will fedel distressed. I suggest counseling for you. Take care.
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