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Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Lakshmi Vijayakumar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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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In tension or under any circumstances, I tend to forget few things, I am not able to maintain my memory power. U can say I am very enthusiastic. Emotions have very bad effect on my memory, I get carried away by emotions quickly. So please suggest m how to improve my memory, I take stress easily, you can c it on my face. Sometimes it becomes difficult to manage, even the smallest task to handle. I am 23 male, working as a private employee, because of this condition, it is effecting my scores, and questions are being raised, if I can perform well in THE future or not. So please advise me in HOW to improve my memory power.

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Your memory may be fine, it's your attention that seems to be problematic. Adult adhd (attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder) or add (attention-deficit disorder) are very common and highly under-diagnosed. If your brain doesn't pay proper attention to an information then it cannot retain it. Hence you won't remember it. Other signs are difficulty in planning and organizing, easy distractibility, impulsivity, losing your belongings, mismanaging your time, etc. To get a proper diagnosis however, you need to see a good psychiatrist.

Whether performance anxiety can be treated through medicine or CBT or rTMS can cure? Please advice.

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Whether performance anxiety can be treated through medicine or CBT or rTMS can  cure? Please advice.
For a mild and moderate anxiety, only cbt can help. But a severe case of anxiety will need medications, counselling, exercising and diet interventions.

Sir I am 27 years old male I am alcohol addicted that's why I can't remember most of the things what should I do.

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Hi, 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. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply. For alcohol de-addiction: Start with homoeopathic medication by Schwabe - Quercus Robur 1x/ thrice a day daily for 4 weeks. Start taking fresh, nutritive, balanced and healthy food consisting more of seasonal fruits, green vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts, flaxseeds, 10-12 glasses of water in a day, 6-8hrs. Of sleep daily and think healthy! Yoga Poses: -Marichyasana: It is performed by sitting in a comfortable position on the floor. Sit cross-legged on the floor and pull your right thigh towards your chest. Twist your body towards the right side. Repeat the twist on the left side. -Suryanamaskar: To begin with, hold your hands folded in front of you (as in the Indian Namaskara pose) and look at the sun. Raise your hands straight upwards in the folded position. Bend down and touch your feet. Stretch one leg outwards and arch your body backwards. Bend forward in the downward dog pose and then rest your entire body on your belly. Next, slowly lift up your torso in the cobra pose. Now, return back to the downward dog pose and all the other poses you have performed before it in the return sequence. Ultimately, you will return to the folded hands pose which you have started with. -Baddha Konasana is performed in a seated posture. Start by sitting with your legs stretched outwards. Now fold one leg and then the next, and place them with the soles of the feet in contact with each other. Remain seated in the position for as long as you can. -Balasana helps in combating alcoholism by strengthening the mind of the alcohol addict. This asana relieves mental stress and fatigue and improves blood circulation to the brain. To perform this asana, kneel down, touch the floor with your forehead and stretch out your hands in the front. ******If taken in limit, alcohol will never harm you and your body****

Sir I am in depression from last 15 years many doctor I shown but my depression is not cure. Please help.

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Dear, clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.

She is suffering from a depression problem since from last two weeks how to recover from it?

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She is suffering from a depression problem since from last two weeks how to recover from it?
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your" she" disappointed in the near past? if the symptoms are due to disappointment, simple counseling will do the trick. Consult a psychologist. Take care.

Sir/Maam 5 days ago I took 3 puff from marijuana joint and since then I am feeling really weird like I have foggy brain ,I can't think properly ,anxiety ,dizziness and I feel like I am still high. Please help me as this is really freaking me out and also I am not chain smoker I smoked only 5 times in my life.

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Sir/Maam 5 days ago I took 3 puff from marijuana joint and since then I am feeling really weird like I have foggy bra...
Dear Lybrate User, Please consult a General Practitioner at the earliest. You need to de-tox your body first, so that the effects of marijuana wear out faster. If you wish you may consult a Doctor for De-addiction medicine for your habit of smoking. Take care.

I am taking clonazepam .25 mg twice daily from last two week for anxiety, how long I can continue this medicine.

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I am taking clonazepam .25 mg twice daily from last two week for anxiety, how long I can continue this medicine.
2 weeks maximum, clonazepam is used for acute anxiety, if longer/ chronic anxiety needs to be treated there are other medicines.

Sir I am 27 yrs old and suffering from mental disorder, since 10 yrs, I am suffering from depression, anxiety, complexity, fearness, low confidence etc. However thre exists some reasons behind this, which I shall tell you later. Kindly guide me on this issue to overcome this problem.

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Dear, I think two or more health related counseling should clear your problem. Please let me know if you are willing for telephonic counseling. Take care.

I am 23 year old and I have a bad habit of drinking, I want to leave that bad habit but not happen. so please give me some suggestion.

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Homoeopathic medicine QUERCUS ROBUR 1X tabss ( wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 4 tab 3 time daily for 3 months nd report me thereafter AVENA SATIVA Q( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 20 drop in 20 ml fresh water 3 time daily.

And some times of my mental disorder I wanna want to make a suicidal attempts also .getting like those stupid ideas.

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And some times of my mental disorder I wanna want to make a suicidal attempts also .getting like those stupid ideas.
Hi lybrate-user, please overcome your negative thoughts sharing with a counselor. Live your life with confidence. It is quite usual for all of us to have ups and downs in life. Be brave and courageous. Take support of a counselor.

Sometimes I feel like I need a counclr. M so impatient and hyper and m not able to control that. I need suggestion.

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Dear Lybrate user, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.

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FEELING ANXIOUS? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER

1. Worrying creates more problems; faith transforms. No amount of worry will change the situation. It will only you feeling experiences that you need to help you transform into the best version of yourself.

2. Keep going; everything happens for a reason. Even if you feel that life is merely one problem after another, all of these difficulties only serve to test us and make us stronger. They enable us to handle future situations in a better way, and teach us valuable lessons about life. Without struggles, we would not experience growth as human beings.
3. Pain is temporary. Any situation never lasts forever, whether that be a bad breakup, financial struggles, family arguments, or other issues. No matter what you might be going through, console yourself by remembering that you have control over your emotions. You can choose to see the positive in any situation, and change the pain into an opportunity for growth.

4. There is purpose in your pain. Spiritual teachers in the past commonly advised that we attract what we feel and what we are, so any bad situaCREATES tion we face is often the product of our own thoughts and feelings. This may not always hold true, but many times any difficult situation can be looked at as a valuable learning tool and an experience to test our highest selves. Remember that the problem isn’t a problem actually, its your attitude towards it, that causes the problem.

5. Take a minute to pray or to channel positive energy. No matter what you might face, try to look at the bright side of the situation and call on your guru, GOD or seer for higher wisdom. They will help ease your frustration or anxiety about the experience, and calm your energy so you can better handle the situation. Prayer will put things into perspective and remind you that everything on Earth works in mysterious cosmic ways which we can’t always understand.

6. Other people’s problems are not yours. If you have a strong sense of helping others, you probably feel its your duty to help solve everyone else’s problems. However, this can leave you feeling drained at the end of the day, and others might start seeing you as their support system, that they can call at all hours of the night. While showing compassion and support for others is important, you need to find balance between helping others and helping yourself.

7. Maybe you should do exactly what you’re afraid of doing. The only way to experience growth is to leave the comfort zone behind. Sometimes you need to test your limits and throw caution to the wind in order to know your true capabilities. You might discover newfound passions and totally new sides of yourself that you never knew before by overcoming your greatest fears. Surely, if you want to learn to swim, you will have to enter the pool or the river.

8. The bad days allow you to appreciate the good ones even more. Without bad days, you wouldn’t even recognize the good ones as “good,” because you would only have a limited perspective to go by! The funny thing about life is that we can’t know pleasure without pain, happiness without sadness, success without failures, and so on. We live in a dualistic reality, meaning we experience opposite ends of the same spectrum in most aspects of life. Appreciate the full experience that this human realm can offer, because often the worst occurrences unveil the best lessons.

9. Remember that you have a LOT of influence and power over your life.You don’t have to become a victim of circumstance or succumb to defeat; you have total control over your life and can easily turn a bad situation into a good one. Keep in mind that rainbows only show up after a storm, so you must bear with the storm in order to recognize the lessons it holds. If you let yourself get into a negative mindset, you will fall into a victim mentality once again. Resolve to keep your mood up despite your current situation, and the negativity will not have any power over you anymore.

10. Don’t worry, we all have ups and downs. Just look up and keep going.The next time you feel overwhelmed by the pressures of modern life, just remember that you and millions of others are in the same boat. The best thing to do is to actively create a life you love, and the pressures won’t seem so enormous anymore. Keep calm and carry on.





Sir I have stammering problem from childhood. How to cure this problem. Please suggest me.

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Stammering can be overcome with regular practice. You have to talk more without fear. Because social fear is one of the most psychological cause for stammering. So, develop your confidence, nobody is perfect and we all learn from nothing. Try to spell difficult words and repeat them till you pronounce them properly. You have to talk more and more so that you can make your tongue work more faster. Don't think of people around you who laugh seeing you. Just tell them you are trying to overcome your stammering, they will surely help you. Try doing this you will surely see the great difference.

My problem is depression. My mood always swing. Sometime I am happy. Sometime my mood is very off and my main problem is anxiety please tell me solution how to remove my depression life. Bcz 2012 accidentally gone my both legs one is below and one is above. Then a accident my life is fully destroy. Tell me any medicine and how to happy with my life I am railway employee. please tell me solution.

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My problem is depression. My mood always swing. Sometime I am happy. Sometime my mood is very off and my main problem...
If you do not have any other medical problems, not on any other medicines, have no history of any other psychiatric illness or family history of bipolar disorder, in good faith I can suggest you some medicines. You can take prodep 20 mg one capsule after breakfast daily for 5 days and then increase it to two capsules. However, I strongly recommend that at some point you take a proper psychiatric consultation. Take care!

My son who is 22 years has some mental problem. He is not mad in that sense. He looks normal but cannot go to college, cannot do anything. He want to be a football player but he has no the enthusiasm to be a good player. He always sleep on the sofa the whole day. He has a lot of resentment against his mother and me. He hate also his siblings(3) and neighbours. He is starting violent. Kindly advice me what to do. It slowly started from when he was around 14 years old.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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You have to rule out his primary problem of early psychosis/ or 295. Instead try counselling and later we can figure out ast to what is the problem.

Hello doc. I got very knowledgeable post about 7 dangerous skin effects due to smoking. An I wanna know that what I should do to cure those effects if I quitted smoking. I want to know how to cure bad effects of smoking to my skin. Please answer me.

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Hello doc.
I got very knowledgeable post about 7 dangerous skin effects due to smoking. An I wanna know that what I s...
Dear pt, once you quit smoking, you need to wait for a week. During this period, take plenty of vegetable diet and plenty of water. After a week, you need to start with ibt treatment of 6 months course. Take care.

Why my friend fears from god, she think the god punish him. Please tell the solution.

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Devotion or bhakti as we call it, is based on love, not fear. Where there is love there is god. Tell your friend not to fear god but to love him. God will never punish only guide. Like the bhagavad gita tells us" lord krishna who is dwelling in everybody's heart, acts as a best wishing friend and purifies the devotee who constantly engages in hearing him" tell your friend that when she says she is scared of god, essentially she is scared of her own self, as god is within every one of us. She need not be afraid of her most trusted friend and guide. Ofcourse if your friend has any questions or wants to talk about this at length she can always talk to someone who is open to this discussion or consult a counsellor and seek help.

Dear Sir, We have a patient of schizophrenia having auditory hallucinations and is under medication from Aiims Delhi. You are requested kindly help me by informing the best treatment to cure disease by shall molecules supplement partial agonist in clinical trials. We will be highly obliged and thankful to you.

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Dear Mr. Dhawan, Any particular molecule cant be claimed as superior as response varies from person to person. One agent that is good for a particular person may not work that well for other. However, clozapine is one molecule that is considered superior to all others in resistant cases and is generally given when other medicines fail. Partial agonists such as aripiprazole have a less side effects but sometimes efficacy is found wanting. Your patient will need evaluation and appropriate suggestion. Take care!

All About Paranoid Personality Disorder

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN HOMOEOPATHIC CARDIOLOGY, M.D.(HOMOEO.)PSYCHIATRY, B.H.M.S.(BACHELOR OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE & SURGERY.)
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Paranoid personality disorder (ppd) is a mental disorder which makes you feel fearful, nervous and suspicious about people or situations around. This disease usually starts to show its signs from early adulthood and is more common in men than women. People suffering from this disorder are unable to maintain close and long lasting relationships with people as they have the habit of blaming and not trusting other people. The most common symptoms of this disorder are:


Doubting the loyalty of others
Fear of revealing their own personal information
A tendency of holding long lasting grudges
Inability to handle criticisms
Abrupt instances of anger and instant reaction
Showing traits of coldness in a relationship
Having a feeling of always being right
Having problems in relaxing
Being stubborn, argumentative and hostile



Causes: the exact cause behind pdd is still unknown, but according to some medical researchers it happens due to a combination of biological and psychological conditions. Additionally, bad emotional experiences during childhood and having gone through a physical or mental trauma also leads to the development of the disease.
Diagnosis: this condition cannot be diagnosed at home and is usually diagnosed by a specialist. The first step taken by a doctor in order to diagnose the disorder is an examination of the medical and psychiatric history of the person. Additionally, if the health records of a person do not indicate anything, then the doctors usually go for some expert opinions by a psychiatrist.
Treatment: most of the people suffering from this disease are not even aware about it, until someone brings it to their notice. Doctors usually believe that psychotherapy, which is a form of counseling, is the best way to treat pdd.

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Ayurveda and Autism

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Autism is defined as a neurobiological pervasive development disorder that includes lack of social skills and inability to reciprocate to social interactions. The patient may also have intellectual and cognitive deficits and problems in communication (verbal as well as non-verbal).

Ayurveda is the oldest study of medicine and has proved to be very effective when it comes to managing and treating those affected by autism. The earlier an autistic person resorts to ayurveda, the more effective it is.

Ayurvedic drink recipe for treating the symptoms of autism: (should be taken daily)
1.1/3 cup of yogurt
2.3/4 cup of water
3. Cumin
4. Coriander and
5. Ginger
Or
Diluted fresh pomegranate juice

Ayurveda in curbing aggression:
Autism includes heightened aggression and aversion from social interaction due to a neurological condition that impairs the functioning of the brain. Not all autistic patients are violent towards others, but may express their frustration by self-harm and emotional outbursts. One can curb these emotional outbursts by taking herbal supplements. An ayurvedic herb called brahmi (bacopa monnieri) which is known for its, anti-anxiety, neuroprotection and antioxidant properties can help considerably.

Regular massages using sandalwood, rose, lavender and gotu kola oils are also very calming and relieving, because it stimulates the blood flow and neuronal responses. Massage also helps in increasing eye contact and social relatedness, less stereotypical behavior and improved sleep.

Ayurvedic herbs for autism:
1. Brahmi- scientifically known as bacopa monnieri, brahmi is an important herb that delays the process of forgetting and improves memory. Not only does brahmi improve memory, but also increases the grasping power, intellect and speech and also corrects the abnormality of emotions, personality and mood of an autistic individual. It also helps in performing complex tasks such as comprehension, reasoning and learning.

2. Ashwagandha- scientifically known as withania somnifera, ashwagandha has high affinity for gamma aminobutyric acid (gaba) receptors. Low gaba activity is related to cognitive impairment.

3. Shankhapushpi- scientifically known as convolvulus pluricaulis, shankhapushpi is very effective in improving learning and memory and is highly effective in treating insanity and epilepsy.

4. Centella asiatica- this ayurvedic herb is used as a medication for insanity, speech disorders and epilepsy, making it a very useful drug for treating autism.
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