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Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar

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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
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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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Member of the WHO's Network on suicide research and prevention
Member of the International Academy of Suicide Research
Vice President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention for four years
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I have been suffering from mental stress and sleeping problem please give me suggestion.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have been suffering from mental stress and sleeping problem please give me suggestion.
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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what is happening. There are times when I am really happy and enthusiastic and at times I just want to sleep or sulk or cry about things. I am a final year student doing BDS. I never actually wanted to become a doctor, let alone becoming a dentist. And I have actually started hating this field like anything. I always had an interest in arts and English but I got admitted in a medical college. Interests and profession have become two different things in my life and I am one of those people who do not like being forced things upon. I hate attending my college because it teaches bds. When I am around my friends at the college I am normal. I had always been the creative of the lot, someone who was always good in English. Didn't like studying the conventional way. And lived her dreams. Lately I've been feeling like all of these basic elements have somehow been crushed or taken away from me. I feel so depressed at times that I feel like shouting and hurting myself and at times I am so happy and energetic that I spend one entire day doing tremendously tiring stuff and still am happy and enthusiastic. I am feeling like this might be bipolar syndrome (because I am studying medicine and now know what bipolar syndrome sounds like. Also I've been in a relationship with a guy for about 4 years. He is a great guy and really loves me a lot. Even I love him. I have always been the outgoing type and he is kind of boring. Secondly, he is very sexually active and I am not. Basically, to put it in correct way, I am very Indian in terms of sexuality and sex and stuff. Whereas he is a guy and his needs to be in a physical relationship are much more than mine. But I do not like sex. I've never had it and I don't really like the idea of having sex at such an early age (before wedding). This relationship aspect is much deeper. I would explain it once you reply to my query. But currently I need help!

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
what is happening. There are times when I am really happy and enthusiastic and at times I just want to sleep or sulk ...
Dear lybrate-user, I can understand how you may be feeling. The problem is between the heart and the head wanting two very different things. You dreams and desires have been burdened with a BDS degree is what I understand from what you're saying. Doesn't sound like bipolar syndrome, more like anxiety and hyperactivity, you are trying to overcompensate and trying to find happiness wherever you can. I would suggest that you try not to diagnose yourself. Instead start by taking a nice big deep breath. Then put down all that you have been feeling on a sheet of paper, let it al out. You will feel lighter. Next, the boyfriend bit, if he loves you truly which I am assuming that he does since you've been together a while, he will respect your wishes, have an open conversation, you don't have to feel pressured into doing anything that you don't want to do. Again, breathe, you're safe. If you have certain beliefs that's perfectly fine, you can find a middle path. You said there is more, pls feel free to msg me here for a private consult. For the moment, I hoped you feel better. Take care.
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How to improve our memory power. Does there is some techniques available? Or any diet to follow. Can you please suggest?

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
There is no ready made technique to improve memory. Memory is basically sustained concentration which requires sustained attention. To get sustained attention you need to get rid of unnecessary thoughts that come and clutter our brain. Diet has no specific role though some studies suggest omega 3 fatty acid rich diet like sea fish, walnuts etc. But to have a healthy memory you need to be physically ok for which you need a balanced diet. In specific cases you can get benefit by attending memory clinics under neurons psychiatrist.

I feel sleepy during Driving bike most of times. And during driving, I used to think about many things and generally I need to try more to focus my mind on driving. It is dangerous as it can make accidents. What to do? Please explain completely.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I feel sleepy during Driving bike most of times. And during driving, I used to think about many things and generally ...
Follow these simple steps to ensure a good sleep every night and stay away from sleep disorders and other health problems associated with unhealthy sleep habits: 1) maintain a regular sleep routine go to bed at the same time. Wake up at the same time. Ideally, your schedule will remain the same (+/- 20 minutes) every night of the week. A good sleep hygiene routine promotes healthy sleep and daytime alertness. 2) avoid sleeping during the daytime. It can disturb the normal pattern. 3) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol near bedtime. While alcohol may speed the onset of sleep, it creates problems in he second half of sleep. 4) exercise can promote good sleep. Exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. Yoga, can be done before bed to help. 5) have a quiet, comfortable bedroom. Set your bedroom thermostat at a comfortable temperature. Generally, a little cooler is better than a little warmer. Turn off the tv and other extraneous noise that may disrupt sleep. Background'white noise' like a fan is ok. If your pets awaken you, keep them outside the bedroom. Your bedroom should be dark. Turn off bright lights. Have a comfortable mattress. 6) avoid heavy meals close to bedtime. 7) ensure adequate exposure to natural light. 8) avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep. Do not think of, or bring your problems to bed. 9) stop using all your digital devices and stop looking at digital screens be it mobile phones or televisions at least 1 hour before the time you plan to sleep. Instead try reading a fiction book near bedtime so it makes you help relaxed and de-stressed. Sleep well live healthy and live longer. If you have tried all these and still have problems, please consult me for prescription medication.
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Instead of prothiaden tablet​. clonazepam 0.5 is good? I am having depression problem.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Instead of prothiaden tablet​.
clonazepam 0.5 is good? I am having depression problem.
Good Morning ~ I am sorry that you are going through a rough phase with depression and I appreciate that you are taking medications. I also believe that you are having problems with medications that need to be addressed and will be able to gladly help if that is the case. I certainly will help you overcome your depression with a detailed information taking session over the phone after you book your online appointment. I am certain that a change in medications will be very helpful in your condition. Look forward to hearing from you.
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M bhool boht jaldi jata hu har chiz dhayan hi nhi rhta ki wo kaam kiya bhi tha ya nhi or chize rakh ke bhool jata hu.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Get a hemogram, tsh and vitamin b12 level done. Eat lot of green leafy vegetables and fish. Exercise regularly and drink plenty of water. Take 7-8 hours of good sleep everyday. Make sure you are giving adequate time for leisure activities. Revert back with reports. If no improvement, medicines can be prescribed.
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I have a stuttering problem when I am in front of group or call. But when I am alone or with friend that time I am not stuttering. Can you pls help me on this? What can I do for that?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to anxiety, ilack of self confidence. Speak slowly, confidently and avoid inferiority complex
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Hi sir my mind is not stable I loved a boy but he rejected me and he told soo many good words to change my behaviour nd nw I am very fond of him but in this situation one person proposed me and told that i Am his heart and I believe him he is soo honesty I know he cares me a lot but my parents can't accept in future of course they don't know abt my love and the person who proposed me I am in confusion that I rejected the person who loves me nd the person whom I loved rejected me I can't concentrate on my studies pls 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. I can understand. You have to take a solid decision now. You should accept the person who loves you instead of the other person whom you love. The person who loves you will be able to keep you happy rather than the other one. Take a decision favoring the person who loves you. Take care.
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What I have to do to make good concentration in studies. And what have to do to make my mind free from stressful thought s?

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
What I have to do to make good concentration in studies. And what have to do to make my mind free from stressful thou...
Inability to concentrate can be because of stress, anxiety, boredom, preoccupation with a bothersome thought or Attention Deficit Disorders. Identifying the cause helps us deal with the problem. In the mean time, make a time schedule for the day. Include regular exercise and stress reducing activities like sports or a hobby. Make small goals and revise within 12 hours of studying a topic. If you can't study alone, find a study partner.
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I got married before 3 months but I do not know I sent want to do relationship with my wife daily wise but my wife need daily wise and dor that we got clash. In a week relationship is ok but daily wise as work load office work and classes. So please guide me what to do on this cases.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Rajib.. usually initial days of marriage are like this... and you both have to sit together.. and talk about it... You may do it more oftener...
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I am 35 years old and I have gastric problem and get early tired and low stamina and forget things. Please help.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 35 years old and I have gastric problem and get early tired and low stamina and forget things. Please help.
Please look into your daily routine- are you eating at the right time? hope you're not keeping hungry for long and then eating a lot? exercise helps to keep a check on your digestion and metabolism- so exercise regularly. Have lots of water and avoid having tea and/ or coffe on empty stomach. When you don't have time for proper meals, avoid snacking on junk food, have friuts instead. For forgetfulness- maintain a list of things you have to do - that will help you be more organizped.
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I am 23 years old I have stammering problem for 23 years. What is the solution to cure that.

MSc, PGDGC, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Hi, check whether the stammering arises from the beginning of your birth or it is situational basis. If it is situational basis means you are anxiety it seems, be in that anxiety situation for longer time, this will reduce your anxiety. If it is from birth, ignore this condition, accept your problem of difficulty.

I am suffering from anxiety, i am taking regular medicine since 3 years. How can i come back?

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello, can you tell me details of your medications & nature of your anxiety problems? Is it related to specific situations or thoughts or does your anxiety is present all the time especially getting flared up when faced with small daily hassles of life? How is your sleep & appetite? Do you also suffer from sexual problems like poor quality of intercourse satisfaction? We shall need a combined approach of certain lifestyle modification & medications. If you need help, do get back with aforementioned information. Good Luck
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I have some problems with pronunciation like the vowels R, l, and S. Please help me By the way I have open bite .

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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I am viraj thakker 30 years of an age having anxiety symptoms such as derealisation depersonalisation. Brain fog. Panic disorder. Light headed. Fear of public. Since 3 n half years. I consulted cyketrist for the same Dr. has given me patroxta12. 5 vitamin d3 and toliclam 50 and I feel energetic after having all these tablet. please suggest whether I will be alright soon.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am viraj thakker 30 years of an age having anxiety symptoms such as derealisation depersonalisation. Brain fog. Pan...
Please change your life style Change your food habits. Treat these things naturally and taper off the medicines Medicines are addictive and make you dependent. Read the side effects of all these medicines and ask your Dr. also. Remove the trigger factors which cause the issue. Take a consult for specific advise.
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Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee, cola in late evening after. take healthy diet. avoid stress. do yoga and meditation.
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My mother has always been very extremely possessive and she sometimes goes to extreme heights because of that. Recently on 28th April, I lost my father to cancer. He was diagnosed in JULY last year and survived only for 9 months. Those 9 months had a very negative affect on my mental and physical health. I got diagnosed with PCOD and Hyperthyroidism and the doctors have repeatedly asked me to avoid stress and tension. After my dad passed away, my mom's possessiveness grew to extreme new heights. She constantly keeps a tab on everything I do, who I meet. It feels as if I need her permission to breathe also. This has made me very volatile emotionally. I have started getting these episodes of anger, violence and uncontrolled emotions where I become so angry that I become abusive verbally. This is also taking a toll on my health as my bp sometimes goes as low as 80/50 then as high as 140/90 in a same day. I am unable to sleep, tensed, distracted all the time. I am seeing a guy she does not approve of but she needs to understand that he has been with me through the whole bumpy ride and even though I am emotionally a disaster right now he still refuses to give on me. She calls up in my office also asking about my whereabouts and travelling details and my job is also at risk now. All this is taking a toll on me every way possible. I really do not know what to do now.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
It seems that you and your mother both need help. As for you, you have pcod and hyperthyroidism both of which lead to hormonal disturbances leading to emotional upheaval causing outbursts and depression. Your mother still is going through the phase of trauma of your fathers death, which may take some time to pass. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist with all details, get a hormonal profile done before you plan on the management.
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I'm suffering from anxiety disorder. And taking pari cr plus for last 7-8 months. I'm doing pretty well, active in my work, doing all the things like exercise, yoga, outing, singing, fun times wd friends, taking good food too. But whenever Im going to stop the medicine I used to feel bad and down again and sensations come back again. I don't know what should I do. Want to stop taking it but can't make the way. please advice.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
I'm suffering from anxiety disorder. And taking pari cr plus for last 7-8 months. I'm doing pretty well, active in my...
Hello. Pari-CR plus a medicine having combination of paroxetine & Clonazepam. Of the two paroxetine is the main drug treating your Anxiety in long run & Clonazepam is supporting drug. Clonazepam is habit forming in long run & hence you feel bad/down when you abruptly discontinue this medicine. So first up you need to discuss your wish to stop medicines with your doctor. After that your doctor will gradually reduce dose of Clonazepam by separately prescribing paroxetine & Clonazepam. Once Clonazepam is successfully stopped without side effects, he/she will proceed to stopping paroxetine. In this way you can be medicines free & healthy too! Good luck.
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Hi. My mom is suffering from body pain since last 8 to 10 years. She feels pain in joints. We consulted to many doctors but no improvements. Her hand and foot swells many times.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi. My mom is suffering from body pain since last 8 to 10 years. She feels pain in joints. We consulted to many docto...
Test of RA factor. Tk calcium supplements. And multivitamin. Do gently movement. Apply ice pack on swelled area.
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Hi, My wife has low-grade fever for long time. She also has body pain, surgical and back pain. She also feel pain in joints and bones. Her TLC count always detect very high around 14.20 thou/mm3. Sugar is around 160. Now we have one more blood report. Report result is "RBCs are predominantly normocytic normochromic. WBC series shows leukocytosis with differential count as follows (N58, L35, M05, E02). Platelets are adequate on smear. -Correlate with clinical details and previous.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi, My wife has low-grade fever for long time. She also has body pain, surgical and back pain. She also feel pain in ...
1. Lie on your back. ... 2. Cross your left leg over your right so that your left ankle rests on your right knee. 3. Use your hands to grab hold of your left knee and pull it gently toward the opposite shoulder. ... 4. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. 5. Relax, and then repeat with the other leg. 6. Repeat this cycle 2 to 4 times.
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