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Dr. Lavanya Rajesh Kumar

Psychologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Lavanya Rajesh Kumar Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Lavanya Rajesh Kumar is one of the best Psychologists in West Mambalam, Chennai. She is currently associated with PAC Centre4Development in West Mambalam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lavanya Rajesh Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Sir, I am feeling too much weakness, fatigue, my legs & arms muscles seems weak too, I have taken medicine prescribed by a neurologist, but does not work. Feeling too much depress and anxity too, due to my ilness. My blood and urine report i. E. Cholestrol, kidney, lever, thyrid all are ok except one, that is vitamnin d. My vitamin d level is 16, so is this all are happening due to vitamin defficiancy or due to anxity, please suggest. Whose consulation should I take: orthopedic, physritist or a medicine specialist. I have cervical spondylities also.

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It could be both. Vitamin d deficiency does cause nearly all of these symptoms. You could, either go the natural way by weight-bearing exercise, consuming a lot of greens, and exposing yourself to sunlight for at least half an hour, daily; or you could take some supplements instead. The effect of vitamin d is really magical and its deficiency can be quite crippling. I suggest that you meet with a counselor and talk about the possibility of depression and if that person thinks you require some medical help, you could be referred to a psychiatrist. You could be under a lot of stress, quite unknown to you because of the bp problem you had earlier. In all this please cooperate with the prescriptions whether from therapy or from the medical intervention. If there is any doubt you may go for a second opinion, on valid grounds, but do not self-regulate the medication and do discontinue your search for a solution.

I'm studying in 12th. I want to study and score my goal. But when I sit for studying I feel sleepy. Sometimes im getting irritated and I will stop studying. But I really want to study. Whatever I studied when it comes in exam I forget it. Any medicine for remembrance? Doctor please help me sir? Is there any medicine for proper study and remembrance ? Is SANTHOSHBRAMI medicine good to take for remembrance?

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I'm studying in 12th. I want to study and score my goal. But when I sit for studying I feel sleepy. Sometimes im gett...
Hi, do not take any medication for this. Just start doing deep breathing exercise. And try some yoga techniques it will help you in making your day to day life easy.

How to improve concentration and memory power?

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How to improve concentration and memory power?
Hello, For increasing your concentration and memory, the best option is diet - take more of healthy food like nuts sp. almonds, green veggies, fruits, salads, pulses, legumes, eggs, non-veg sp. fish, etc. Drink 10-12 glasses of water in a day. And last but not the least do regular, daily breathing exercises like Pranayam, Anulom-Vilum! Medication: Take Bacopa Monierri Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 20 days and then revert me back.

What is the meaning of enjoy in the life Is there any solution under the stress felling to the mind and the body? Thank you!

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What is the meaning of enjoy in the life
Is there any solution under the stress felling to the mind and the body?
Tha...
Get your life organized. Make a routine- exercise daily for 30 minutes. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables occasionally fried food. Go out with friends, surround yourself with positive people. Spend time with family. Discover your interested, make some goals and chase them. Never take life too seriously.

I get angry very fast, am short tampered due to which some relationships become in big problem, I get angry to my parents also. How will I reduced it?

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions always arise because of irritation, disappointment or events which were negative and not expected. But you should understand, these are common. You cannot change situations or circumstances. But we can always alter our perception and behavior about what is happening. This the core of anger management. I suggest online anger management training. Take care.

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10 Facts About Dreams
What Researchers Have Discovered About Dreams

Dreams can be fascinating, exciting, terrifying or just plain weird. Learn more about some of the things that researchers have discovered in these ten facts about dreams

1. Everybody Dreams
Men do it. Women do it. Even babies do it. We all dream, even those of us who claim not to. In fact, researchers have found that people usually have several dreams each night, each one lasting for between 5 to 20 minutes. During a typical lifetime, people spend an average of six years dreaming!

2. But You Forget Most of Your Dreams
According to estimates by dream researcher J. Allan Hobson, as much as 95 percent of all dreams are quickly forgotten shortly after waking. Why are our dreams so difficult to remember? According to one theory, the changes in the brain that occur during sleep do not support the information processing and storage needed for memory formation to take place. Brain scans of sleeping individuals have shown that the frontal lobes, the area that plays a key role in memory formation, are inactive during REM sleep, the stage in which dreaming occurs.

3. Not All Dreams Are In Color
While approximately 80 percent of all dreams are in color, there are a small percentage of people who claim to only dream in black and white. In studies where dreamers have been awakened and asked to select colors from a chart that match those in their dreams, soft pastel colors are those most frequently chosen.

4. Men and Women Dream Differently
Researchers have found a number of differences between men and women when it comes to the content of their dreams. In one study, men reported more instances of dreaming about aggression than women did. According to dream researcher William Domhoff, women tend to have slightly longer dreams that feature more characters. When it comes to the characters that typically appear in dreams, men dream about other men twice as often as they do about women, while women tend to dream about both sexes equally.

5. Animals Probably Dream
Have you ever watched a sleeping dog wag its tail or move its legs while asleep? While it's hard to say for sure whether the animal is truly dreaming, researchers believe that it is likely that animals do indeed dream. Just like humans, animals go through sleep stages that include cycles of REM and NREM sleep. In one study, a gorilla was taught sign language as a means of communication. At one point, the gorilla signed "sleep pictures" possibly indicating the experience of dreaming.

6. You Can Control Your Dreams
A lucid dream is one in which you are aware that you are dreaming even though you are still asleep. During this type of dream, you can often "direct" or control the content of the dream. Approximately half of all people can remember experiencing at least one instance of lucid dreaming, and some individuals are able to have lucid dreams quite frequently.

7. Negative Emotions Are More Common in Dreams
Over a period of more than forty years, researcher Calvin S. Hall collected more than 50,000 dream accounts from college students. These reports were made available to the public during the 1990s by Hall's student William Domhoff. The dream accounts revealed that many emotions are experienced during dreams including joy, happiness and fear. The most common emotion experienced in dreams was anxiety, and negative emotions in general were much more common than positive ones

8. Blind People Dream
While people who lost their eyesight prior to age five usually do not have visual dreams in adulthood, they still dream. Despite the lack of visuals, the dreams of the blind are just as complex and vivid as those of the sighted. Instead of visual sensations, blind individuals' dreams typically include information from the other senses such as sound, touch, taste, hearing and smell.

9. You Are Paralyzed During Your Dreams
REM sleep, the stage of sleep during which dreaming occurs, is characterized by paralysis of the voluntary muscles. Why? The phenomenon is known as REM atonia and prevents you from acting out your dreams while you're asleep. Basically, because motor neurons are not stimulated, your body does not move.

In some cases, this paralysis can even carry over into the waking state for as long as ten minutes, a condition known as sleep paralysis. Have you ever woken up from a terrifying dream only to find yourself unable to move? While the experience can be frightening, experts advise that it is perfectly normal and should last only a few minutes before normal muscle control returns.

10. Many Dreams Are Universal
While dreams are often heavily influenced by our personal experiences, researchers have found that certain themes are very common across different cultures. For example, people from all over the world frequently dream about being chased, being attacked or falling. Other common dream experiences include school events, feeling frozen and unable to move, arriving late, flying and being naked in public.

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My cousin is studying in 8th standard. He is always having the habit of biting nails even if the nails was not there he is biting his skin even the nails in the foots too and I used to see him that he is always like something in a depressed state. I am really worried about him nowadays.

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My cousin is studying in 8th standard. He is always having the habit of biting nails even if the nails was not there ...
Nail-biting behaviour may be one of the symptoms of anxiety. Spend some quality time with him. Let him speak about his frustrations, anger, resentments, fears or any other negative emtions from his school, social and family lives periodically. Try some yoga&meditation techniques from a qualified yoga teacher who can design for his age. These may help him reduce his anxiety levels. Apart from these, there are some behaviour therapeutic techniques which can be useful if given by a psychiatrist/psychlogist.

All the 4 points are true as of now in my case. I often shout on others realizing later that they were right. Feeling alone inspite after thinking that I wish I would be at home for some relaxment. Have lots of friends but always looking for true friend. Fear of future, death etc etc. Specially worried cause if summon doing wrong, I react right away or they can read my face clearly which at end makes issues. Please advice what should i do?

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All the 4 points are true as of now in my case. I often shout on others realizing later that they were right. Feeling...
This is called phobia. There is logical reason but person fears about particular things. There is no permanent in the world. No one is pure. We have to go as per the recommendations of the nature. We do not think too much about future. If think it may turned at our point no it is baseless thinking. Because of your internal frustration and no clarity about yourself may cause for shouting. First create a strong self esteem. Then everything looking very positively. If you are not settled in one area your thoughts may come baselessly. So first develop a strong self confidence. Do the work very confidently. Feel always everyone is positive. If some are negative then leave. Feel and enjoy every movement of life in a positive manner.

How to increase brain capacity.

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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 shall provide you with easy and effective learning methods. Take care.

I want to quick smoking but not happening. I am lacking in some where. Suggest what to do.

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You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.

I'm 23 year old. My question is that my concentration in study is very badly please give me some trick to increased my concentration.

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Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.

Exam Fear - Exam Phobia - Tips

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Exam fear or exam phobia or exam anxiety is a performance anxiety. Examinations are almost always stressful. Students rarely know exactly what to expect on the test, and those who suffer from exam fear or exam anxiety can see their grades suffer as a result of this stress. A little anxiety can actually help your performance, but some students become so overwhelmed that they" seize up" and forget what they have studied. Exam anxiety can strike before, during and after a test. Battling this type of performance anxiety can be difficult, but good study habits and learning how to relax can help.

Step 1
Develop good study habits. Proper study habits and preparation are the keys to cutting out exam fear

Step 2
Keep your mind and body healthy by getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising.

Step 3
Meet with your instructor to aid in focusing your study sessions.

Step 4
Practice positive self-talk as you prepare for the test. Create a mantra to help you calm your test anxiety. Repeat a phrase, such as" I just need to do my best" or" I will be prepared for this test"

Step 5
Relax the night before your test. A last-minute review can help you remember facts, but fretting over last-minute studying is likely to cause you more anxiety.

Step 6
Beat the morning rush by waking up early. Give yourself time to eat a nutritious breakfast that won't weigh you down or feel greasy in your stomach.

Step 7
Manage your anxiety with relaxation exercises as you wait for the test to start.

Step 8
Scan the test to find questions that are easy. Answer those test questions to give yourself a confidence boost.

Step 9
Understand that you are not alone and ask for help as necessary. Exam fear is normal.

Step 10
Reward yourself after the test is over. The reward gives you the break you deserve after all of your studying. Treating yourself also helps you stop thinking about the test and analyzing every little mistake you may have made.

Please consult a psychologist for counseling and valuable tips.
Exam Fear - Exam Phobia - Tips

I'm a 58 years old male Prof. I'm suffering from depression for the past many Yrs. Fluoxetine has not made much difference. My self-image and confidence is at the lowest. I need counselling and sessions of hypnotherapy.

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I'm a 58 years old male Prof. I'm suffering from depression for the past many
Yrs. Fluoxetine has not made much diffe...
Sir, Any chemical (drugs including) will only have some effect till its molecules last in the blood. There is nothing to be done, but lot to be Undone. The struggle to fit into value system is the real cause of depression. You should get a counseling session

I have stress for some days I have to have stress free so please give me some tipz.

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I have stress for some days I have to have stress free so please give me some tipz.
Hi lybrate-user, Life can be stressful; sometimes you'll have to deal with ongoing stress positively. Stress can have a variety of causes such as family problems, job problems, financial difficulties, poor health, or even the death of someone close to you. It is important to recognize the causes (some stress is natural), take steps to deal with the root of the problem, and tackle the symptoms. Most importantly, don't battle stress alone — ask for help from a friend and, if necessary, a professional. Exercise Regularly, eat more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, fish, walnuts etc Consult for counseling.

Is it normal for young boys (teenagers) to sexually fantasize about women who are older than them? I would like some psychological as well as sociological advice. Please note that in the question I have intentionally written women and not girls so as to point out the age difference I'm talking about. Thank you.

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Is it normal for young boys (teenagers) to sexually fantasize about women who are older than them? I would like some ...
It is fine to fantasize about anything or anyone unless and untill its a cause of distress for you or people around you. You are free to make choices and no one can stop you from that. So till the time you are comfortable with your thoughts its normal. If you have any specific doubts or query, you may ask

When I stand after sitting for some minutes, I will feel like fainting. What may be the reason doctor.

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When I stand after sitting for some minutes, I will feel like fainting. What may be the reason doctor.
Dear lybrate user. His could simply be due to your own thinking. We call it obsession. Ignore the feeling.

My wife rajni suffering anxiety mental disorder , she take psychiatric medicines regularly , she not interest in sex . Pls help about her sexual problem.

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My wife rajni suffering anxiety mental disorder , she take psychiatric medicines regularly , she not interest in sex ...
Hi there, When a person is suffering from problems like anxiety and depression, they lose interest in many things, including sex. You need to be supportive and patient. Help her through her recovery, rather than being impatient and being pushy about the issue of sex. As she recovers, her libido will come back as well. Till then focus on cultivating a health relationship.

I am a occasional alcoholic person• what food & drink I need to take and what r the things need to take care for healthy life.

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I am a occasional alcoholic person• what food & drink I need to take and what r the things need to take care for heal...
Dear. Please understand, alcohol is poison. Your liver takes care of the alcohol by disintegrating it. After the process your body gets the good portion of alcohol and liver consumes the bad portion. That means, to save you, your liver damages itself. No food or drink is enough to reduce the damage done by alcohol. Quit alcohol. Take care.

I have some problem in studying it is forgot what I do.

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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. Take care.

I'm 23 years old. I do smoke from 6 years. Around 3 years ago I use to smoke around 8-10 cigarettes per day. But from 2 months I smoke 3-4 cigarettes. But from 2 days when I smoke I split some blood or something. Sometimes its a yellow color liquid. I want you to suggest me some way to identify those fluid. And what damage I took from smoking.

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Just go to a normal physician he/she will suggest you what you have to do now. Just be positive only. Keep calm your self. And leave this habit of smoking as soon as possible. Go for a rehabilitation also. But first consult with a doctor.
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