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Dr. M. Malalappan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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I have issue in understanding things, and getting an overall picture of things. Can not memorise well. Forgets easily.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 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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My daughter 18 yrs she does much temper on every small thing and has negatives thinks, she had regularly ill in childhood.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi sir, along with classically selected remedy she need proper counselling. Than all will fine. Take cal. C. 200 one dose day inform me progress thnks.
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My friend, he has habit of smoking. He had first smoke at the age 15 Till the 22 Year old. Wat should he do to quit smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ideally you must send a lot of time convincing him to stop the smoking. Of course he will agree sometimes and sometimes he will change his mind. Giving up is difficult but if you highlight the dangers of smoking regularly he may one day decide to quit. Never give up on him. Because of the quantity of cigarettes smoked and the length of abuse, he will find is even more hard. When quitting, he must take one day at a time. If he looks too far ahead he will get discouraged and will give up. If he sits and counts the number of days he has given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. He must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if he fails one day, he must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. His persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But his 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 him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and he must remind himself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So he must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for him. In fact it is highly toxic too. He will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He 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. He 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 him 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 he has quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. Everyone who can help him should be involved until he succeeds.
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I am not able to control my sleeping habit. I waste a lot of time by sleeping .how can I control my sleep. Because of this habit I can not concentrate in my studies. I sleep about 12 hours &my wish is to sleep jst 6 hours daily. What should I do?

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am not able to control my sleeping habit. I waste a lot of time by sleeping .how can I control my sleep. Because of...
Hi lybrate-user, first do a general check up go know the cause of fatigue. Sometimes deficiency of vitamins or heamoglobin might cause weakness. Reduce initially to 11 hrs and then 10 and 9 gradually. Keep something excited as soon as you wake. Like walking, listening to music etc to motivate yourself. Take care.
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I'm taking depression, anxiety and insomnia alopathic Medicine right now from aims hospital since 2013. I want to stop alopathic Medicine because they are not working properly in my condition and want to treat me frm ayurvedic Medicine. Is any way to cure me. I'm feeling multiple symptoms like not see clearly frm eyes, tightness on the left side upper head, Nervousness ,restlessness, fear, not interest to do my duties, Duty to be difficult, keep thought's always in mind, impaired memory ,Anger, mind want alcohol and smoking consumption. I'm taking alcohol and smoking occasionally. Now I'm quieting alcohol and smoking but problem. Still. Life not feel happy to be living. Etc.what should I do. Please help me. Can ayurvedic work without taking alopathic Medicine and how to stop alopathic Medicine. What I do? Help me out.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm taking depression, anxiety and insomnia alopathic Medicine right now from aims hospital since 2013. I want to sto...
Dear lybrate user, you have multiple health issues. Your doctor must have prescribed the medicines after checking all your physical parameters. So if you wish to stop the allopathy medicine, then discuss it with your doctor. If you think the medicines are not working for you, he/she may change the medicines. And you may approach an ayurvedic doctor after consultation with your allopathy doctor. Allopathy and ayurvedic medicines - both have their advantages and disadvantages. The doctors will guide you. You may also consult a counsellor for your anxiety and depression. Medication alogwith behaviour therapy works very well, which the counsellor will help you with. Take care.
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I'm 22 year old male, and I'm having short term memory loss. What I need to do to get rid of this?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: 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. 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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Hi 3 years back we fought from then she left the house for 1 year stayed alone we have 1 child 8 year old she had put the case for divorce also still the case is going on even now from last 2 years staying with me every thing is going well even we together do the house hold work. Even we go to court together for the date still the consultation is going in the court she sleeps with me on the same bed even we go for the holiday also with whole family but she is not interested in having sex suddenly she feels happy she hugs me for helping her I don't understand some times her behaviour changes some time she says on the coming date we will get divorced while some time she says if she would wanted to separated she would have done before. I am confused from this behaviour. I just want that my life to get on track as it was before now she is preparing for the tour ladak she is going with a group even she consult from wat to do even we bought a new bike avenger 220 for her and I have taught her to drive this is her passion in life and dream to go ladak riding her self some time she ask me to come with her but due to financial problems we cannot tour together and she is very ambitious women which I like about her I never want her to get down for anything in life just help me how can I come out from this bad phase. Even she earn good she do parlour work taking tuition at home she get irritate some time if the work is done according to her. Their are many up and down in my life but I never give up but this time in my life I am confuse how get on track so advice me how to come up from this bad phase.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Hi 3 years back we fought from then she left the house for 1 year stayed alone we have 1 child 8 year old she had put...
Please see a marriage counselor or psychologist. Perhaps she just needs you to understand. Many times you can't live together and you also can't live apart. Perhaps she needs her personal space. Communication is the only way. Keep all channels of communication open. Try to talk to her and understand her deepest desires.
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I feel lonely and sometimes very depressed I am very unhappy mood every day I have no problem but I b live that. I have a problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I feel lonely and sometimes very depressed
I am very unhappy mood every day I have no problem but I b live that. I ha...
Hello, Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1. Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2. Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3. Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor.
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I had bipolar disorder. I am feeling offset. My interest in study is nothing. My heart is beating.

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 had bipolar disorder. I am feeling offset. My interest in study is nothing. My heart is beating.
Dear user. You said you had bipolar disorder. Do you take medicines for that? Please provide more symptoms of the present condition. Treatment is always a combination of medicines and psychotherapy. Take care.
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I am 26 year old and I gone through some stress event and job loss situation, that trigger me mentally and emotionally, now it's almost 4 month, my mind is not working as usual, sometime I feel sticked and my mind doest not response properly. I am on antidepressant. Please help and advice.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 26 year old and I gone through some stress event and job loss situation, that trigger me mentally and emotionall...
Since you are already on medication I suggest you talk to your treating Psychiatrist and convey your current symptoms to them. It is possible that some changes in medication dosages will help improve the symptoms. As they are familiar with your history it is always better to have a discussion with them regarding this situation. Do not discontinue your medication or make any changes without consulting your treating Psychiatrist. You can try yoga, meditation, deep breathing and progressive muscular relaxation to help you feel better.
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