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Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar is an experienced Psychiatrist in R T Nagar, Chennai. She is currently associated with Raju Hospital - T Nagar in R T Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Daily Exercise lowers risk of Alzheimer's

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Daily Exercise lowers risk of Alzheimer's

It has been proven that older adults who burn calories in moderate physical activities like jogging swimming gardening and dancing are likely to have lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Exercise-associated calorie burn can increase the level of grey matter volume in key brain areas which are responsible for memory enabling the active adults to protect their brain from cognitive decline

I have some mental issue that I don't know why I became anger and I feel hesitate and then I feel guilty of myself so please let me know about this please help me.

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, these are mental issues but not much difficult or serious as you think. Anger is an emotion. Emotion comes when you are frustrated. Once extremely frustrated, you outburst. You feel guilty when it goes out of hand and you realize it later. These behavior patterns are normal and there is nothing to worry about it. You need to practice anger management techniques. Consult a psychologist. Take care.
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My daughter in law is having depression and having fear in mind and don,t get proper sleep

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
The given details is not enough to diagnose whether your daughter in law is depressed or not. Please do not diagnose self. Let a psychologist or psychiatrist do it. Please post a private query for me with all the possible details you can post. Be intuitive, non-judgmental. I will help you with the problem. God bless you.
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I'm suffering from stress nd I really don't know why and what is happening to me when I'm in anger I even hit my head with iron rod, even on walls, or beat my head with my hands and I cannot able to get my cond in stable condition my reason for stress n anger is my studies and I even don't know what else I have a girl friend she sometimes tries to help me and she failed max times I really don't know what is happening to me I even tried to do worst things like in anger I tried to kill my self please help.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I'm suffering from stress nd I really don't know why and what is happening to me when I'm in anger I even hit my head...
I strongly recommend you to go and see either a psychologist or a psychiatrist. You may need a regular weekly session to work both on your stress and anger. Initial support by a counselor or psychologist will help you understand what is going on with in you and it will also equip you with various tools and strategies you could use on a daily basis. You may try following things with support of your girlfriend as well. 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 need help in exploring what works best for you and make this into your life style do let me know. As a trained wellness coach I could help you tailored your own holistic wellness program. Hope this helps.
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Many Faces of Depression : Could that unexplained headache be Depression?

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Many Faces of Depression : Could that unexplained headache be Depression?
Symptoms of Depression are alarmingly rising in general population.1 in 4 persons today is facing mental health related issues. Symptoms of Depression can be tricky to recognize for lay man let alone general physicians!!
In fact headache and Backache & vague body aches could be a sign of Depression!
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What is symptom of mental problem? Is it cause to death Give solution and proper medication.

MBBS, MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, West Tripura
What is symptom of mental problem? Is it cause to death
Give solution and proper medication.
The symptoms of mental illnesses are extensive. Each case should be individualized and treatment depends on diagnosis and many other factors. Before that proper mental status examination of d patient is mandatory. Please consult local psychiatrist.
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I am 47 years old male and have psychiatric (depression, anxiety) for the last 6 years. I am taking medicine paxidep cr 12.5 Now I am ok. Can I leave the medicine. I have also grade 2 fatty liver. 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 47 years old male and have psychiatric (depression, anxiety) for the last 6 years. I am taking medicine paxidep ...
Dear , anxiety disorder and depression are mental diseases which can be cured. They are usually treated with the help of medicines and psychotherapy combined. You are already having medicines for many years but you lack the psychotherapy treatment part. Provide me with more information and I will suggest you psychotherapy techniques. You can cure your problem. Take care.
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My son, age 14 years, studying in VIII, have no concentration in study, no remembering capacity, always lives in fantasy. what to do ?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
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You consult homeopath for such problem...because such cases needs to be treated as a person not patient and bang medicines on him...if possible contact 08460523004
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Hi I need help im 20 years old boy mentally disturb I got admission in chennai in medical field I was quiet happy and energetic about the course but due to lack of communication and adjustment problem due to tamialins and malyalams who are against the north east people they hate im from northeast I got ragged to mentally for couples of month I was sick headache stress chest pain feeling low all the time couldn't concentrate on studies so I decided to change the college I did it now im trying to settle down in kolkata as the same course which I applied for but some people are saying why you change the college they share their option im confused did I take the right decision changing the college because that college is top india college I change due to not medically fit and fine every day I cry no body to talk with me all lonely homesick I was there for one year 2015 now im deciding to go kolkata did choose the right path im feeling guilty but I think from my point of view I did right but I do not why from inside something is itching please help to get rid out of this tension and stress give me some conclusion please help me im depressed all the time.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi I need help im 20 years old boy mentally disturb I got admission in chennai in medical field I was quiet happy and...
Dear beta, You should take your decision. No can blem it But if you ignore all that fellows and concrete on your study, then everyting will overcome by producing a superb result. For mental problem I am assuring you that I wiil help you provided you should go through proper Characterized Homeopathic case recording for your individualized treatment else your problem will persist. Contact through Lybrate.
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I was depressed for 1 year then I took medicine for almost 3 year under doctor prescription so how long I have to take the medicine because now I completely feel ok.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was depressed for 1 year then I took medicine for almost 3 year under doctor prescription so how long I have to tak...
You are feeling ok because of the medicines. To get rid of these medicine, try counselling. Your doctor and counsellor together will help you in tapering down and stopping these medicines. But please don't stop medicines on your own.
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Hello doc ! This is not for me but a very close friend of mine, she seems to be under depression after her break up and some family issues , she is mature to understand things but she can't take herself off and out of this stuff , this has been goying on sice 3 years for now . She seems to be normal acts normally but she 5not the original one ,she cries n stress over small matters and has become indecisive , she keeps on taking online depression tests .Please guide me what could I do to help her get out of this

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Well, she is obviously not handling her situation well. She has to deal with her feelings. There is so much that has happened that that stress is taking a toll not because of it as such, but because she is not talking about it. Take her to a professional. You can support and encourage her to express herself. Take her out often and get her involved in social activities. I do not know her age but she can look at the prospect of marrying again. She certainly needs a companion in life, like all of us do. Perhaps some medication may also help, if she finds it too difficult to cope with the therapy. She has already delayed it by three years ? if you delay something which is a problem by inaction, it will only grow. That is what I see happening to her. So hurry and get her to help.
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Schizophrenia - How To Deal With It?

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, de addiction
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Schizophrenia - How To Deal With It?

Schizophrenia is a complex disorder that includes delusions, loss of personality, confusion, aggression, social withdrawal and mystic behavior. People suffering from schizophrenia may apparently hear voices or tend to feel that others are controlling their minds, their thoughts or plotting against them.

Schizophrenia can be hereditary. But the condition cannot be predicted except in the case of strong family history. Also, while prediction of Schizophrenia is difficult, its prevention is no easy. It cannot be prevented except where it occurs due to drug abuse like cannabis. Also, prevention can only be talked about in first episode cases and the best way to prevent is to take medicines properly.

Three ways to keep Schizophrenia at bay:

1. Socializing and meeting people - Socializing helps you build up a high self-esteem, lowers stress and keeps you busy and distracted. It is important to connect with friends to avoid isolation.

2. Exercise and DietExercise and intake of high nutrition diet are important to take care of your body. Fish oil has omega 3 fatty acids that can prevent psychotic disorders from getting worse. Consumption of these types of foods can prove to be beneficial in preventing the disorder.

3. Timely consultation - Consulting a psychiatrist if you have any symptoms, like suspicious feelings or unusual thoughts is an essential step to regulate the condition before it fully develops.

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Hello I am 28 year men. I am working as computer software engineer. Now a days I am realizing that I am forgetting things. Some times I do not remember things which I have done few minutes ago. I am also facing headache problem. I am taking balance diet. I do exercise regularly. Please suggest me what I can do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello I am 28 year men. I am working as computer software engineer. Now a days I am realizing that I am forgetting th...
Hi this could be due to stress- personal or workplace stress. You need to identify that. If their is any cognitive overload. You would need to manage time and schedule your activities likewise. Take frequent breaks. The head ache can be due to same reason. You can try breathing exercises. Since you are already taking balance diet and exercising its really commendable. Do let me know the actual situation you are in.
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Dear sir/ mam these days I have become very short tempered and want to commit suicide. Although I have been ice cool throughout my life but do not know what is happening to me. This might be due to prolonged torture by my father. Now his voice (even a single word) makes me uncomfortable. Whenever I hear his voice, something starts vibrating in my mind. What should I do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have lots of suppressed anger about your father. I am very sad to know that you were tortured by your father. You probably have suffered a lot as a child. But please understand that now you are a young man with lots of strength and energy. You can protect yourself. Please do not allow your father to torture you any further. You are as valuable and as precious as any other person in this world. Learn to love and respect your own self. Your suppressed anger and other associated feelings like sadness and frustration need a healthy outlet. Kindly talk to a counsellor who will help you in understanding the intensity of your feelings and will help you in expressing your feelings without hurting others or relationships. Please take good care of yourself. All the best.
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I am in an anxiety, and panic disorder, and depressed patient from 4 years. I am 23+ now. 4 years before one day I smoked marijuana, from that day I faced this problem, my heart beat always racing fast, I can't even walk for 5 minutes. Almost 24 doctor treatment me but no change. Please sir help me, I want to be cure fully and want a new life. Please sir.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am in an anxiety, and panic disorder, and depressed patient from 4 years. I am 23+ now. 4 years before one day I sm...
Can you give the details about the medications you are taking now? also get your thyroid and sugar profile checked and if possible get an ecg done. The condition is controllable most of the times and sometimes fully curable. For further advice consult me privately as I need to ask you some personal questions.
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If I watch gorgeous girl, I'm getting nude thoughts, how to control, till marriage.

MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Karnal
If I watch gorgeous girl, I'm getting nude thoughts, how to control, till marriage.
It's normal. You should not try to control. If we try to restrict something it will make more pressure on us. So be calm.
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
For Stress Free Life

Do Spent At least 15 to 20 minutes per day in Regular Timings for Meditation in calm sitting thinking of divine or ur loved one in Positive Manners and Relaxation Techniques like Breathing Exercises For about 10 minutes and good smile and planning the things to do in order may keep Stress Free Life in Routine
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Myself I am facing a problem that I can't speak properly from childhood. Sometimes I spelt it wrongly even I am willing pronounce it properly and sometimes I speak very speedily. What is this disorder?

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. I don't think you have any disorder. People do speak fast or slow according to the circumstance. Don't worry.
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Depression in Women- Be Aware No Beware!

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
Depression in Women- Be Aware No Beware!

Mood swings bother you and everyone around you!

Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness in life. When the "down" times last a long time or interfere with your ability to function, you may be suffering from a common medical illness called depression. According to research, women experience twice the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background. An estimated 1 in 8 women will face major depression in their lifetimes. Despite high prevalence rates people are reluctant to acknowledge clinical depression as a disorder that should be evaluated and treated.

Researchers suspect that, rather than a single cause, many factors unique to women's lives play a role in developing depression. These factors include - genetic and biological, reproductive, hormonal, abuse and oppression, interpersonal and certain psychological and personality characteristics. However the stages in a woman's life can also subject her to depression- menstruation, pregnancy, child birth and menopause. Given below are some of the signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing related to your life stage.

Premenstrual Dysphonic Disorder - This affects around 3-8% of the women. In this behavioral changes are observed in women 5 days prior to the commencement of their menstrual cycle. The common symptoms are:

  • Lack of interest in common activities, such as hobbies

  • Moderate to severe feelings of tension or anxiety with low energy

  • Mood Swings , such as feeling overly sensitive

  • Moderate to severe feelings of hopelessness or depression, feeling overwhelmed

  • Physical symptoms, such as weight gain, joint or muscle pain, or a headache

  • Changes in sleeping patterns, such as sleeping too much or too little

  • Changes in eating habits or food cravings

  • Problems focusing or concentrating

  • Unusual irritability or anger

Management:  Be calm and relaxed. Keep a check and monitor your cycle and emotional outbursts. If you notice some continuity it's important that you consult a specialist. Ignoring the issues can have an effect on your relationships. Be open and talk to your family and your partner about the same.

Pregnancy and Post Partum Mood Disorders- Pregnancy is a stage in which a woman's body is going through a number of hormonal changes. These changes can have a major effect on the mood and can increase the risk of developing depression. Even post pregnancy the risk doesn't end. The following are a list of symptoms. Be informed if you are pregnant or have just delivered a child.

  • Lifestyle or work changes resulting in relationship problems

  • Episodes of depression and irritability

  • Feeling of lack of social support and lost feeling

  • Mixed feelings about being pregnant

  • Feeling that pregnancy has pulled you down

Please note that a woman can feel depressed during pregnancy and the feeling can become worse post child birth. It affects 10-25% of women in India. It's important to understand that it's not just you but your body that is going through change. Hormonal fluctuations, psychological pressures and social support all attribute to the same. Be open and consult specialists. Also talk to your family and your spouse.

Peri Menopause and Menopause Depression- Risk of depression may increase during the transition to menopause, a stage called Peri menopause, when hormone levels may fluctuate erratically. Depression risk also may rise during early menopause or after menopause - both times when estrogen levels are significantly reduced.

Women need to aware that they are vulnerable to develop depression and need professional help to avoid it from causing personal and functional impairment.

Be informed and consult a Psychiatrist if you are experiencing any of the above.

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

BHMS
Homeopath,
For e. G I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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