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Dr. M. Malalappan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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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Dr. M. Malalappan is a popular Psychiatrist in Kasthuri Hospital, Chennai. You can consult Dr. M. Malalappan at Kasthuri Hospital in Kasthuri Hospital, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. M. Malalappan on Lybrate.com.

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Dear sir, I am suffering from severe cough and feel irritation in throat. I am not a chain smoker.

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
Dear sir, I am suffering from severe cough and feel irritation in throat. I am not a chain smoker.
Pain and irritation in throat may be due to Allergy cum infection in throat. Through examination of throat is required. If required after taking throat swab for culture and sensitivity, accordingly antibiotics and Antihistamincs , Analgesics can be given.
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I have problem of Urticaria for 8 month's how to treat only atarax is suitable till dated. Increased by allegra 180 please advise.

MBBS
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I have problem of Urticaria for 8 month's how to treat only atarax is suitable till dated. Increased by allegra 180 p...
take tab albendazole at night another after 70 hrs, apply betnovate locally, tab cetrazine 10 mg 1tab hs, it will help. Welcome. apply betnovate-c locally twice daily for long time, it is not transmitted, keep your area clean and dry ,it will help. Welcome.
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How can I increase my memory. I forget things in some hours. 10-15 hours (only study)

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Kali Phos 6X ( 3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days and revert.
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I am a 28 year old male, my question is that I feel like I have some problem with me because I tends to forget, focus, and I dont feel comfortable when face a crowd or a gatherings, I also have some problem with my hearings, etc. So would I be able to get cured because I am facing a lot of problem while in workplace, so kindly please help me. Thank you for your service.

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, from the given symptoms, you may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder which needs to be tested for confirmation. Please post a private question to me with every details. Take care.
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I am 55 Yrs old I Suffered from clinical depression, for nearly18 years I took treatment from psychiatrists, and was also given lithium treatment. Lithium levels was low in my blood. Now I am OK, But I am scared about a relapse. Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
I am 55 Yrs old I Suffered from clinical depression, for nearly18 years I took treatment from psychiatrists, and was ...
Lithium is usually given in Bipolar disorder and in some psychiatric disorder like depression, psychosis etc as augmenting agent. But a specific blood level is required to produce its effect. Also you have to know about its toxicity. Drink plenty of water. Always ask doctors prior to taking other medication especially pain killers. Perform regular test for serum lithium level.
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I am 24 year old male. I am under medication by a psychiatrist. The medicines prescribed by my doctor are as follows 1.Soltus OD 200, 2. Licab XL, 3. Bexol dt, 4. Penridol Despite the medication I still suffer from mental fatigue. Please suggest a solution I was prescribed these drugs after I had suffered from auditory hallucinations. I am taking them from the past 5 months. My mental fatigue problem is from 8 years and no doctor has been able to give a solution. Please help I have been taking this medication since 10 months. I also experienced suspicion and precursory ideas along with auditory hallucination. But now I don’t have any of the above symptoms. My only problem now is mental fatigue which is hampering my career. Please help.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am 24 year old male. I am under medication by a psychiatrist. The medicines prescribed by my doctor are as follows
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Unfortunately some psychiatric disorders are chronic (continuous or long-term) in nature. Just like some physical conditions like diabetes (sugar) or some kind of arthritis (pain due to inflammation of joints) which can't be permanently cured but can be controlled or managed from getting worse and reducing the symptoms like pain, fever restricted mobility in case of arthritis and dizziness, deterioration of functions of other organs like kidneys, heart, eyes etc. In cases of diabetes by means of modern medicines, physiotherapy and life-style modifications. Likewise, it seems to me that you have been taking drugs for stabilizing your mood swings and other psychotic symptoms which appear to be chronic. You have to accept that you have got to live with these undesirable conditions at first which may give you an immense relaxation. On the other hand, you can improve your quality of life by making some lifestyle modifications such as working within your physical and mental capacities, going for a brisk walk everyday, attending yoga classes, expanding your social network and thereby increasing your emotional support system and more importantly making regular, periodical visit to your psychiatrist etc, don't lose hope. Certainly you can make your life for the better if you have the strong will to do.
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Does Smoking and Alcohol impact as short term memory loss , immense absent mind ness also short tempered nature ?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
yesss,smoking & alcohol addiction creates lots of health problems.Patience decrease day by day due to addiction.One become easily aggressive on small things it happens due to addiction only.Weight loss,descrease appetite,tremors in hands,ACDT,fatty liver,redness of skin,become feeling tired after doing small work etc that all symptoms of the disease of addiction.
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My thougtgs are going harsh day by day My mind is thinking to suicide? How these thoughts are coming?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are angry with someone or something. Try to understand what is happening to you and what are the reasons. Learn to express your feelings, without hurting others. Do not suppress your feelings. Talk to someone you trust - may be your parents, relatives, teachers or friends. Suicide is not an option. You are very young. With proper guidance, planning and commitment you can have very good future. Please seek professional help if required.
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How to enhance the memory power and once a person follows that course then the enhancement power should last longer.

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Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take Saraswtharista 2 tsf twice daily mixed with equal quantity of water and cap. Memorin 1 cap twice daily for 4-6 months continuously.
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Is the 'Qutan 25 Mg tablet used for the treatment of schizophrenia or is it used for some other purpose as well?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
The composition of Qutan 25 is quetiapine. It is also used in the treatment of mood disorders (bipolar/depression/mania).
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I have a problem of depression and over-thinking like even from a small thing whether I have closed the door or whether I have closed the light, my mind make several perceptions and it continued till it comes to some conclusion. It happens to me several times a day my mind keeps on thinking absurd things with different perspectives and finding conclusions of small things. I remain absent minded and depressed all day. Am I getting syckic. Need urgent advice and help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I have a problem of depression and over-thinking like even from a small thing whether I have closed the door or wheth...
The symptoms that you are mentioning could be a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder. I would like you to elaborate more on your symptoms. What you need to know obsessive compulsive disorder can be a difficult, confusing experience. To overcome ocd, you need a clear understanding of how ocd works. Obsessive compulsive disorder bedevils millions of people with repetitive thoughts and rituals. It's the ultimate doubter's disease. Overcoming ocd will require you to work differently with uncertainty and doubts. Like all anxiety disorders, ocd works by tricking you. You need to understand how this trick works if you're going to overcome ocd. Here's how it works. You experience an unwanted thought which suggests the possibility of a catastrophic problem. For instance: what if I left the stove on, and the neighborhood burns? what if I got insecticide on my hands, and my family gets poisoned? what stops me from taking the carving knife and stabbing my spouse? what if I got poked by a needle infected with hiv? what if I ran over a pedestrian and didn't notice? these are thoughts about catastrophes. Naturally, you want to set them aside, and assure yourself that all is well. Ocd is an anxiety disorder, not a catastrophe disorder. To overcome ocd, you need to work with the anxiety of the thoughts, not the threats they make. You're not up against the catastrophes depicted in your thoughts. You're up against the thoughts, and how it feels to experience the thoughts. Thoughts are a dime a dozen. The path to recovery involves making changes in your daily behavior which enable you to accept, rather than resist, the obsessive thoughts. The more you can accept the thoughts, and the less you fight them, the better you will do. You don't have to accept the catastrophic predictions of the thoughts - just the fact that you have these thoughts. This is easy to say, harder to do. Ocd is a treatable problem, but it's usually hard work. So I suggest you start with two steps, and you can do them in whichever order you prefer. Even if you have a mild case, and plan to overcome ocd on your own rather than with a professional therapist, I suggest you consult one before you start your recovery program. This should be helpful to confirm your diagnosis, to give you a chance to ask questions, and to identify a suitable professional should you want to work with one later. Educate yourself about ocd there's no substitute for being an informed patient. Your understanding of ocd, and of the treatment method, will be a key to your progress. If you're going to overcome ocd, you need to become an informed consumer. Be selective in your use of the internet. There are many sites where people simply complain and post despairing messages about their symptoms. There are also many scams which sell false hope at high prices. How to overcome ocd: the keys to recovery whatever you do, here are three key guidelines. Your efforts to overcome ocd should follow these guidelines. Your recovery work should emphasize taking an accepting stance toward the thoughts. You don't have to accept the apparent meaning of the thoughts, just the fact that you have them. The only real meaning behind obsessive thoughts is that you're nervous, and you already knew that. Your recovery work should emphasize postponing the rituals and resistance. The obsessive thoughts always include the idea that you had better do something about the thoughts, or they'll continue to bother you indefinitely. But this is probably not so. As you get involved in your ordinary activities without going out of your way to bring the thoughts to an end, they will bother you less and less. Your recovery work should include the practice of regular, scheduled exposure to the obsessive thoughts. This can take the form of written scripts that you read, audio recordings that you listen to, and other forms of routinely working with material that can trigger your obsessive thoughts.
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I think I have lost some memory or a center in my brain which controls understanding has slowed down. Can't keep a control over how I feel. Are blood pressure levels responsible for this? I feel either I have a psychiatric problem or a health problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think I have lost some memory or a center in my brain which controls understanding has slowed down. Can't keep a co...
You could have both in the form of stress. Stress is a memory buster. Even so you can do the following as meticulously as possible for the best results. You are young and if you implement my suggestions, you will carry good memory far into your future. Additionally there are these left brain exercises which are tremendously useful, if you need them, you will need to contact me on my private domain. But here goes for the other things that can be done with great success. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So catch a good 8 hours of sleep every day. 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better 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.
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I can not read 5 minute with concentration. Many past thoughts such as what I do in the college what other has done comes to mind. Please help sir.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I can not read 5 minute with concentration. Many past thoughts such as what I do in the college what other has done c...
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 AM and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times, "Practice makes Perfect" not only human including pets. Parrots are talking and dogs are dancing . Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6AM. Example some people they don't like Mathematics but it is essential for Life everyday and every time we are depended on Mathematics, Right from Doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds It is like love issues. still not able to concentrate go for counselling help in person or audio/video. please give us feedback after trying for weekdays.
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I am 19 years old, some time I feel stressed and fed up soon, I can not concentration anything.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 19 years old, some time I feel stressed and fed up soon, I can not concentration anything.
Hello, take Kali phos 30 ch , 5 drops twice daily. Bacopa 1X , 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 15 days.
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Suffering from depression taking lots of medicine bt still feelings anxiety what should I do.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
Suffering from depression taking lots of medicine bt still feelings anxiety what should I do.
Hi, in your case, consultation with psychiatrist is required to evaluate underlying causes for non responsiveness to these medicines. The appropriate treatment will be started based on lab test and response to these medicines.
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I am 18 years old and I feel very sleepy during day even I sleep at night. I can't concentrate on studies. Please help me!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 18 years old and I feel very sleepy during day even I sleep at night. I can't concentrate on studies. Please hel...
You may be having a spurt in the growth hormone and all the energy is being diverted towards your physical growth. After that stops you will feel better all over again. You may also consult a counselor to see if there are other matters to be concerned about that needs attention. One thing that I can think of is the unresolved issues from childhood may be coming up now looking for a resolution. So a counselor will certainly help in that regard. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 is 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 sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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My sister's daughter is 7.5 years old. But neither she speaks nor standing on her foot. Means she doesn't walk on her feet. Physically she is healthy. There is no physical abnormality. please help me.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
My sister's daughter is 7.5 years old. But neither she speaks nor standing on her foot. Means she doesn't walk on her...
She had problem with speech and language skills and walking also. Go and consult the speech therapist and find the accurate level of comprehension and expression age and then start speech and language therapy. Consult physiotherapy.
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Sir I have pain in legs in behind 2years. I can't put on in front. Than pain in my behind legs. Pain in my back. My bp is low some time. On rain time I pain my back. I am 36 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir I have pain in legs in behind 2years. I can't put on in front. Than pain in my behind legs. Pain in my back. My b...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1.Ruta 30 ( 4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for a week. 2.Rhus Tox 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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I like being alone. I avoid company of friends and family. My mind is always occupied with negative thoughts. I do not see my life going anywhere in future. I have considered of committing suicide several times. What is wrong with me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I like being alone. I avoid company of friends and family. My mind is always occupied with negative thoughts. I do no...
Dear lybrate user just like physical health it is also very important to maintain mental health. Boost your wellbeing and stay mentally healthy by following a few steps 1) connect with others - develop and maintain strong relationships with people around you who will support you and enrich your life. 2) being a part of group of people with a common interest provides a sense of belonging and is good for your mental health. Join a club, evening walking group, dance class, book club. 3) deal with stress - beawre of what triggers your stress and how you react. Stress is part of life and affect people in different ways. A balanced lifestyle can help you manage stress. 4) do relaxation, breathing yoga and meditation. 5) challenge yourself - learn a new skill take on challenge. To meet a goal. Commit yourself to achieve fitness goal. 6) learn how to understand emotions.--it is important to be aware of what you are feeling. Learning yourself is key part of having mental health.
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Sir, I am facing problem of dreams in the night, due to all night dreams I never feel fresh in morning and also having depression . More I feel due to dreams my sleeps are not good and I have consult so many doctors in Jaipur for this but no positive results. My age is 51 years and working with a manufacturing Industry as General Manager. Now due to this mental conditions I am unable to take decision to change the job because I am not working satisfactory or say no work with me. Please suggest.

M.A. Counseling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Sir, I am facing problem of dreams in the night, due to all night dreams I never feel fresh in morning and also havin...
Hello, i'm assuming that when you say'dreams disturbing you' you mean nightmares. If that is the case, it could be that you are distirbed with something else that is causing the nightmares. It would help if you could meet a psychotherapist that will focus on that aspect. Sleeplessness can have an adverse effect on our function areas of work, emotional stability, physicality & personal relationships.
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