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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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I am 23 year old and have problem of stammering while speaking what is solution for this?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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Physiotherapist,
Hot and cold therapy has a tendency to reduce pain, assist with tissue healing, control swelling, and increase flexibility if used appropriately after an injury.
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Healthy Life Tips

Fellowship in diabetes, Post graduate program in Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Jodhpur
Healthy Life Tips

Tips for seven healthy life.

1. Eat healthy

2. Maintain body weight

3. Maintain BP

4. Control cholesterol

5. Maintain good blood sugar level

6. Regular exercise for 30 min, 5 days a week

7. Quit smoking

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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
ALCOHOL -PROBLEM DRINKING / STEPS TO AVOID DEPENDENCE

More than 17 million people suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence
But not everyone can tell when heavy drinking crosses the line to alcoholism.

To help people identify when drinking becomes a problem, five major signs of alcohol abuse or dependence:

One is a high tolerance for alcohol, which means a person drinks increasing amounts of alcohol. Someone with a high tolerance may drink more than others without showing obvious signs of intoxication.
Another sign is having withdrawal symptoms when not drinking. These symptoms include anxiety, trembling, jumpiness, sweating, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, irritability, depression, fatigue, headaches and loss of appetite. Some people suffer potentially life-threatening withdrawal seizures, Jacobs said in a university news release.
People with a drinking problem often spend less time on activities that used to be important to them because their drinking is consuming more of their time, energy and focus.
Those who are addicted to alcohol may continue to drink despite negative consequences. Work troubles, damage to a marriage or other relationships or health problems are some possible consequences.
The fifth sign is that someone can't quit or reduce their drinking even when they want to.
If you or someone you know has these signs of alcohol addiction, help is available. Talk to your doctor and/or seek professional counseling,

Long-term alcohol use can harm every organ in your body, including your brain, according to Jacobs. Alcohol abuse can also damage your career, finances, emotional stability, and adversely impact your family and friends.

"Alcohol use disorders are equal opportunity diseases. People from all walks of life are affected, but with the appropriate treatment and care, lifelong recovery is possible"
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I am a 21 year old girl I am doing my graduation nd it's my last year. I have noticed that my memory is being reducing time to time. I forget things very quickly. I need a solution, any vitamin deficiency? Any medicine. please help.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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How To Recognize Depression In Adults

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDPC, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Certified NLP Expert (California, USA), MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How To Recognize Depression In Adults

Alternating between being happy and sad as you go through life's ups and downs is normal, but if you're sad most of the time, it could be a sign of being depressed.  Depression takes the joy out of all your activities, and can make merely getting through a day feel overwhelming. The first step to overcoming this problem is to understand its symptoms and causes.  Not everyone experiences depression the same way, but here are a few questions that can help tell you if you are depressed or not.

Do you feel helpless?
It is common for depressed people to feel helpless and that everything around them is out of their control. As a result, the person may either stop participating in activities all together or try to control things they can't. Both situations are cyclic and lead to further depression.

Have you lost interest in daily activities?
The feeling of helplessness is one of the main reasons depressed people lose interest in activities. Another reason is that activities that were once enjoyed now do not seem interesting enough. In most cases, this leads to the person isolating himself and withdrawing from all his family and friends.

Do you often feel angry or irritated?
Depression is almost always accompanied by irritability and anger. Small annoyances that would usually be overlooked quickly, take on an inappropriate significance. This can lead to poor impulse control, substance abuse and anxiety disorder. In most cases, anger and depression are related by the person trying to take accountability for things that are out of his control and hence feeling helpless.

Is there a change in your sleep pattern?
Your sleep quality is very closely related to the way you feel. Depressed people often suffer either from insomnia or oversleeping. Depressed people can have trouble going to sleep as well as staying asleep. This can cause drowsiness and lethargy during the day. Sleep apnea is also linked with depression. As you can imagine, if this is left untreated, it will only worsen your depression.

Do you feel tired?
When the body does not get adequate sleep, you begin the day feeling tired. Thus, depressed people often feel fatigued and complain of a number of muscle and joint pains.  This is because the body has not had enough time to regenerate cells during the night. This is usually complemented by complains of persistent headache and stomach aches, both of which are emotionally connected to the way you feel.

The nature of depression is such that it lowers a person's self-esteem to the point of interfering with his ability to seek help. Hence, if you have a positive response to the above questions, it is time to address your problem before it worsens.

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I have been suffering from body pains so I cannot sleep from 3 days please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have been suffering from body pains so I cannot sleep from 3 days please help me.
Hello, take Rhus tox 200 Ch , 5 drops once daily. Alpha MP , 15 drops with hot water twice daily. Revert me after 7 days.
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I am suffering from depression and I am on panex 37.5mg bd and tynept 37.5mg od for 2 years. I have low appetite, can I take cypon or longifene for that?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from depression and I am on panex 37.5mg bd and tynept 37.5mg od for 2 years. I have low appetite, can...
It can improve your appetite but temporary. If you want to improve your appetite take following remedies 1. Alovera juice 30 ml at night after dinner 2. Amal juice 30 ml with honey empty stomach in the morning. This a can improve your appetite well.
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Fr past 3 years I am smoking I need to quit it please consult me medicines that I can take at home and quit it completely plz.

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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I am having weak memory now a days. I am a student and I am unable to concentrate on my studies and it makes me depressed some time.

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, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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I am suffered from oppressive compulsive symptom in which I see faces of different people in my mind only during my study time I am in treatment with aiims delhi since 3 months who treated with medicine name" flunil- 20 mg" one day \night I want to medicine is good for me or not and how much it take to overcome from this disease ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffered from oppressive compulsive symptom in which I see faces of different people in my mind only during my s...
I am suffered from oppressive compulsive symptom in which I see faces of different people in my mind only during my study time I am in treatment with aiims delhi since 3 months who treated with medicine name" flunil- 20 mg" one day \night I want to medicine is good for me or not and how much it take to overcome from this disease ? This medicine is good for you but you also need to work with a counselor for some behavior modification program to expose you to the situations that cause obsessions and compulsions to gradually de-condition you. OCD is not a lifelong disorder and will over time reduce in intensity. Therapy hastens this process and together with the medication you can work through it better. It is related to fear and so emotional therapy will go a long way to alleviate symptoms and the underlying causes. You need to stay committed and remain cooperative right through the treatment.
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My age is 27 I will always fear or feel tensed for everything, so I want to avoid fear & tension, so please suggest me regarding this.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Fear and tension is mostly associated when there is a feeling of uncertainty about the consequences of your activities or when you start assuming various negative results for a single event and you also feel that you would not be able to manage it. First stop worrying about the consequences and start focusing on the tasks to be completed. Build the confidence that you would be able to mange any difficult situation. You can see that these feelings of fear and tension automatically disappear.
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Itz been a year I am suffering from depression coz I am in relation with a guy who every day cheating me over someone . I know what he is doing but not able to comeout from him coz i love him.Everday i get upset n cry whole day.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is not depression, it is disappointment. You cannot stay in a deceptive relationship on a daily basis because of love. It is in fact misplaced love. If he is doing this now, what guarantee do you have that he will not do so after marriage? By your acceptance of this situation and lack of confrontation you are only encouraging it more. Surely you must have some self-respect to stop this nonsense. A good relationship should bring out the best in you, but you are instead weeping over this unworthy chap and living in misery. At this rate he will think that he is god?s gift to women! Quit this man and find a more deserving, faithful, and honest man to love and live with for the rest of your life. And do it soon.
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I am boy age of 20 year and I m always thinking about to be a girl, thinking about to having female parts. So what can I do for that.

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 boy age of 20 year and I m always thinking about to be a girl, thinking about to having female parts. So what ca...
Dear lybrate-user, if you are always thinking about to be a girl and if you think about having girl body parts and if you are in your young adulthood, this could be obsessive compulsive disorder and impulse disorder. You need expert treatment. Please consult a psychologist Take care.
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I am feeling so depressed. Before some days I brk up with my bf. He was ego problem. Always he insulted me. He tried to make me down. And while we were in a hlthy relationship, I lst the connections with all of my friends. I am 21 years old. As my exm has ended. I have nothing to do. I don't have account in Facebook and whatsapp as I could talk with friends. I am feeling too down. Sometimes I feel lyk I am good for nothing. Please give a suggestion. How can I get rid of this condition.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am feeling so depressed. Before some days I brk up with my bf. He was ego problem. Always he insulted me. He tried ...
Dear lybrate user, I understand that you are in pain. You are feeling very sad and worthless because of the breakup. Please understand that there is only one person on this earth who knows you very well - and that is yourself. If you think you have some weakness or faults then try to improve upon those. But do not let others pull you down. Love means respect. If your bf did not respect you, then that was not love. According to you, he had ego problems which means, for him" he" was the priority all the time. His needs and opinions were important than yours. He did not value you as a person. We human beings, live in a society and have various relations. It is very important to maintain relations with your friends and relatives, irrespective of your intimate relation. Even if you have lost your friends, try to connect with them again, make new friends. If you wish you may open facebook and whatsapp accounts. But instead of connecting with people only virtually, try to make some real connections where you are comfortable being yourself and are able to share your worries and feelings. If you want others to love and respect you, learn to love and respect your own self first. Take charge of your life. Don't depend on others for your happiness. Take care.
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Do exercise cause stress?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Do exercise cause stress?
Dear , exercise do cause stress. But such stress is totally positive and beneficial for the body. Exercise also helps you to remove the negative mental stress. Do exercise atleast 45 minutes per day. Take care.
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He has a little memory loss problem. Which supplement can give to him for better result. Can Amway products can be use?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is not supplement issue and you have amway or any you like. Follow These. 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'm 22 years old. I've been masturbating since 10 years. My erection would be harder and I used to get pain if I won't masturbate. So I did it. But now I'm not getting that good mood as earlier and feeling depressed about it. I have stopped masturbating now. And ill continue this till my marriage will this help me? And suggest me some ideas about my condition. I'm feeling very much stressed about it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm 22 years old. I've been masturbating since 10 years. My erection would be harder and I used to get pain if I won'...
Masturbation is a healthy form of sexual outlet, only compulsive maturation, when u neglect ur other work and keep indulging in it is a disorder. remove ur guilt about masturbatory practises. Worldwide more than 95% of men and 70% of Women masturbate. Many men continue to masturbate even after marriage, which is not wrong, as the pleasure given by masturbation is different from sex. Many married women also masturbate, when they are not able to achieve orgasm from sex with spouse and when they are not sexually gratified. So get these facts right and remove the guilt and get on with ur work, and masturbate when u feel like.
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I am 28 years old n I facing problem when ever I interact to girl or women my eyes will go on there private parts which will make them uncomfortable to me as well n many times I tired to avoid but its not happening with every thinking wrong about me and my character please help me out.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am 28 years old n I facing problem when ever I interact to girl or women my eyes will go on there private parts whi...
It is age problem. You are unmarried it is happening. Better to develop eye contact conversation. Do not think about their inner parts do not watch more time pornography and sex books etc. Better to treat them like men. Then everything gone. Do not feel and do not give high priority to this. It is not at all your mistake. Sex thoughts comes it is a good sign of good health. Control sex thoughts do not think too much about it. If any one feel inconvenience do not feel your self. Now ladies are very open. If any one praise they feel very proud. Yourself feeling excessively this problem. So my friend do not think about this problem. Feel always flexible. Enjoy the every movement of life. Ok best of luck.
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I am not able to concentrate on my studies because of mobile internet and laptop what should I do?

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
At present times we all are using internet for our work. Try to use the internet for the study purpose. You try to select what you want to watch in internet. Make your time table. You search for study materials from the internet along with your academic text book. You will find a very interesting way of learning and you knowledge will increase. Try avoiding going much towards entertaining parts of internet, even though it is very attractive part. You are an matured individual. You should have control on your life. It may appear very difficult in the beginning but slowly you will realize the change. So, just try to use the internet in different ways and you will see things will fall in line.
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