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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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What foods should be taken to boost memory power?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Research shows that diets high in saturated fat (from sources such as red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, and ice cream) increase your risk of dementia and impair concentration and memory. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Produce is packed with antioxidants, substances that protect your brain cells from damage opt for wholegrains like everything else in your body, the brain cannot work without energy. The ability to concentrate and focus comes from the adequate, steady supply of energy - in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain. Achieve this by choosing wholegrains with a low-gi, which release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, keeping you mentally alert throughout the day. Opt for'brown' cereals, wheatbran, granary bread and brown pasta. Mackerel 2. Eat oily fish essential fatty acids (efas) cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet. The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish as epa and dha. Good sources include linseed (flaxseed) oil, soya bean oil, pumpkin seeds, walnut oil and soya beans. They are good for healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing. Oily fish contains epa and dha in a ready-made form, which enables the body to use it easily. The main sources of oily fish include salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards and kippers. Low dha levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing alzheimer's disease and memory loss. Blueberry3. Binge on blueberries evidence accumulated at tufts university in the united states suggests that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. Widely available, so there's no excuse. Tomatoes 4. Eat more tomatoes there is good evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells which occurs in the development of dementia, particularly alzheimer's. 5. Add vitality with vitamins certain b vitamins - b6, b12 and folic acid - are known to reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Elevated levels of homocysteine are associated with increased risk of stroke, cognitive impairment and alzheimer's disease. A study of a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment found that after two years of intervention with high doses of b6, b12 and folic acid there was significantly less brain shrinkage compared to a subset given placebo treatment 6. Get a blackcurrant boost vitamin c has long been thought to have the power to increase mental agility. One of the best sources of this vital vitamin are blackcurrants. Pumpkin seeds7. Pick up pumpkin seeds just a handful of pumpkin seeds a day is all you need to get your recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills. Broccoli8. Bet on broccoli a great source of vitamin k, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower. Sage9. Sprinkle on sage sage has long had a reputation for improving memory and although most studies focus on sage as an essential oil, it could be worth adding fresh sage to your diet too. Walnuts 10. Go nuts a study published in the american journal of epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin e might help to prevent cognitive decline, particularly in the elderly. Nuts are a great source of vitamin e along with leafy green vegetables, asparagus, olives, seeds, eggs, brown rice and wholegrains.
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Hi doctor I am 25 years old and I am feeling full of adultery thought's. Is there any medicine and tips to go out of it.

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
Hi doctor I am 25 years old and I am feeling full of adultery thought's. Is there any medicine and tips to go out of it.
Dear lybrate-user. These types of adult thoughts are normal and there is nothing to worry about it. But these thoughts should not be a problem for your daily routine. If the thoughts hinder your daily life, you should think about diversions. Physical exercise, entertainment, social interaction etc will help you divert yourself from those thoughts. Take care.
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I have pain problem in my whole body or mostly in the chest when I am wakeup in the morning and it is very painful to taking breath when pain is start.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I have pain problem in my whole body or mostly in the chest when I am wakeup in the morning and it is very painful to...
You may be having chest pain due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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I am suffering from depression from last 1 year I tried lots of anti depression medicine but did not worked I went to physiatrist but they prescribe me medicine but I knw it all illusion I just want proper solution I want myself as previous I am plzzz (negative thoughts came all time anxiety like fear etc)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
I am suffering from depression from last 1 year I tried lots of anti depression medicine but did not worked I went to...
Dear lybrate-user. Thanks for your query. Antidepressant need at least 2 week to show their effect. Unfortunately some patients do not get improvement on one medicine so we have to try 2 to 3 medicine. In such cases we also do cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which has significantly good results. Get your thyroid profile, Vit B12, Vit D3 done. Start exercise and spent time with friend and family member. Listen to loud music. In your case CBT will work better. All d best!
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Whether Smoking is having any relation to 2nd sleeping,blood sugar ,wheezing and Reflux easoephagus ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, smoking has the effect on all of the above situations. It is acidic in nature, affects your breathing, and therefore sleep too.
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Respected doctors, I am too depressed, it all began with the month of April. Till March I was a normal person. I do things repeatedly, washing hands about a hundred times. Checking calculations in exams about 10 times even if I know that the result is correct. Washing clothes for no reason driven by the fear of contamination. All this has ruined my health, time and studies. Please help me get out of this before it gets transformed in my other ways of life. It disturbs my sleep and my mental peace. Unable to focus on my studies.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
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I am too depressed, it all began with the month of April. Till March I was a normal person. I do t...
What you are discribing are symptoms of obsessive cumplesive disorder. It is caused by a complex interaction of genetics, environment, personality, and stressors. As you have observed the symptoms recently, I would suggest you to co silt a physician at your earliest. In your case it is very much likely thst you would be able to co troll the symptoms and lead a normal. Life again. The two main treatments for ocd are psychotherapy and medications. Often, treatment is most effective with a combination of these. Exposure and response prevention (erp) therapy is one of the most effective treatment. This therapy involves gradually exposing you to your fear and having you learn healthy ways to cope with your anxiety. Exposure therapy takes effort and practice, but you may enjoy a better quality of life once you learn to manage your obsessions and compulsions. Therapy may take place in individual, family or group sessions.
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My friend is smoking from 3 years. He wants to quit! Can his lungs get free and fresh again? Is there a probability that he is already suffering from lung problem?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Ask him to quite step by step, one cigarette a week. The current status or his lungs damage is depends on the quantity and duration of his cigarettes smoking. Anyway the best thing that he do is decide to quite it step by step. However his current status of lung damage is to be seen by getting his x ray chest done. You may also try for pulmonary function test. In case you may find any difficulty in this you may get in touch if required.
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Sir I'm suffering from body pain. And I'm feeling lezey. Like no energy in body I'm feeling energy less Please suggest met what can I do to leave from this problem.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Sir I'm suffering from body pain. And I'm feeling lezey. Like no energy in body
I'm feeling energy less
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Do have balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 30 minutes regularly best wishes.
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I' m taking 100mg seralift regularly morning and evening and 25 mg lonazep so so from last 12 year' s I feel good not better please tell side effects of medicine or other suggestions thanks

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, do not worry. There are no known significant side effects to these medicines. You should work with your psychiatrist to get the better treatment. Please do not self diagnosis and self treat. Depression is usually treated with a combination of psychotherapy, medicines, exercise and meditation. You are already happy with the medicines. I suggest psychotherapy and other methods. If you are willing to start treatment on these aspects, let me know. Take care.
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Does Daxid 50 mg (two tablets daily) have a role to play in curing sleep apnea? Or is it only to treat depression?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Does Daxid 50 mg (two tablets daily) have a role to play in curing sleep apnea? Or is it only to treat depression?
Daxid is sertraline which is an antidepressant which increases the serotonin uptake in neurons of brain. It is usually prescribed for depression or anxiety symptoms primarily. Now in sleep apnea it can be prescribed for the secondary mood symptoms of the disorder but if it is prescribed only for sleep apnea symptoms then it's not a rational prescription.
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Do severe depression patients ever get normal im 26 depressed since over one year.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Do severe depression patients ever get normal im 26 depressed since over one year.
Yes. The diagnosis ha to be correct. Go for psychological testing from a qualified and trained psychologist. The report will reveal whether you have psychiatric illness called depression or is it a psychological problem with depression like symptoms. If a psychiatric illness- medicines as prescribed by psychiatrist must be taken. If a psychological problem is diagnosed, medicines will never cure. Then you need psychotherapy from psychologist. Chances of getting well are very high seeing your young age.
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Hello, I am vedika 18 years. I just want to improve my concentration and sitting capacity to study. I usually study for 1 to 2 hrs. After that I get bored then I just keeps my books away so please suggest something. That increase my concentration.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi , Do'nt worry short term intervals are good for your studies. For improving your concentration at first you have to eliminate all the distractions from your study room. Try to take one task at a time. Our attention is limited, when you try to do several things at one time, then you necessarily have to divide your attention. Try to focus on the task at hand, if you are reading a book ask yourself how would you summarize it, and then try to recall it. Meditation is also helpful for improving your concentration. Thanks.
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Sir I want to ask that should a person who is suffering from depression take the medicines for their entire life?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir I want to ask that should a person who is suffering from depression take the medicines for their entire life?
Hello lybrate-user, feelings of depression are temporary. Once when your life circumstances will improve your feelings of depression will subside.
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I can't concentrate on studies. I mean I have to study same again and again to grasp the concept. What can I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Something is obviously distracting you. The only thing that we know can and will disturb your concentration is stress. Are you aware of what is causing the distraction? Retaining information to be recalled at will is the role of memory. But preceding memory is concentration. For which you need to do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. Good social contacts are good for memory too: so make and keep good friends. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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I afraid of going out because of fear to being dirty since last few years. Now it is affecting my career and daily routine life. I have to take bath every time I go out. Repeatative hand wash. Please help me. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. There are repetitive thoughts due to which anxiety increases and causes one to perform compulsion that is repetitive checking washing etc. This occurs due to a neurotransmitter imbalance inside the brain. There is treatment for the same and it can be made better. Kindly consult a psychiatrist in your area or you can consult me in private for further help.
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Jab may school me tha tab may haklata tha. Umar ke sath haklana kam hogya. Par puritarha nhi. College me mayne speech karne ke liye part liya or jab may stage par pahucha. Bhid dekh kar meri awaz hi nhi nikli. Us ghatna ke bad may ayse program jha mujhe bhot sare logo ke samne bolna pade usme part nhi leta tha. Ab meri shadi hai 2 month ke bad. Or mujhe ye dar lagrha hai ke khi Jo hal mera college time par hogya that who yha bhi na hojaye. Jayse ke kazi sahab mujse puche or meri awaz hi na nikli to. Sir mujhe bhot tension horha hai. please agar koe Dr. Achi salah de to mujhe help hogye gi.

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. In many of the cases Stammering has two important reasons. Vocal chord misalignment or other problems are the primary reason. For this vocal chord complaint, you should consult an ENT specialist and get it corrected. Second reason is purely psychological. Stammer therapy can help you in psychological reasons. Take care.
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What is the best way to get rid of depression and insomnia ?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, to answer that question, first I should know what type of depression you have. People count disappointment also as a depression and lose sleep. Disappointment also brings symptoms as clinical depression but are short lived. For a week or so. Is your case disappointment or are you clinically diagnosed as depressed? take care.
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He lost his dog last week since then he's feeling depressed and feeling lonely. His girlfriend did all she can to help but he is missing his dog. What can I do to help him?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
He lost his dog last week since then he's feeling depressed and feeling lonely. His girlfriend did all she can to hel...
Hello, loosing someone in life is very painful. But we need to move ahead. Ask your friend to take nat mur 200 1 dose now, and then see the changes within a week. You will start feeling lively and start getting accustomed with present.
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