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Dr. M. Malalappan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

250 at clinic
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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In 2008 I was suffering from anxiety disorder and my psychiatrist suggest me paxidep 37.5 for 5 years, after 5 years when he decreased the dose from 37.5 to 25 I again feeling frustrated so he advised me take it one more year same dose. After one year same problem arise, my question is that I am taking this medicine from last 8 years which is affecting my sexual life as side effect, how I can leave this medicine? I am doing night shift from last 8 years and drink on weekend.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
In 2008 I was suffering from anxiety disorder and my psychiatrist suggest me paxidep 37.5 for 5 years, after 5 years ...
Anxiety disorders may at times need long treatments. Paxidep cr may cause sexual problems in some individuals but solutions for these depend upon the side effect experienced. If this side effect is not correctable then you have an option of switching to better alternatives for anxiety. However since you have experienced relapses whenever you tried reducing doses of medications it seems difficult to completely stop these medications, particularly paxidep for anxiety. You need to gradually shift to other medications which can then be stopped gradually later on.
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I am 50 years old. My memory power and brain is very weak. Is there any suitable medicine which can increase the efficiency of brain.

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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Sir/madam, my son is 13 years old and for the past 6 months he is behaving very rudly, roughly, getting irretated for even small things also. Is it a desease. How he will become normal. Please Advise me. Thanking you sir.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi, please think on why he is doing lik this means any reason? You can give him nux. Vom. 0/1 once a day for 4 days take care thanks.
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Is memory loss always a part of aging? How much loss is considered normal? How much exercise do people over age 50 really need? Is osteoarthritis a part of aging, and is there a way to reduce risks, even after age 50? Do sleep needs change as we age? How much sleep do we need after age 50?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Is memory loss always a part of aging? How much loss is considered normal?
How much exercise do people over age 50 re...
Not always memory loss is there and no percentage is mentioned as it varies in persons. Exercise till you just begin to sweat . OA is seen more with ageing and not all aged men have it Sleep requirement is reduced in old age 4-6 hours is good
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Whom do you choose the psychiatrist or a psychologist? How do you know who is the appropriate for you? How to choose the best psychologist or a psychiatrist for you?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Whom do you choose the psychiatrist or a psychologist? How do you know who is the appropriate for you? How to choose ...
A psychiatrist is a doctor. A psychiatrist mainly deals with severe mental disorders or diseases and also patients with addictions. Prescribes medicines and suggest/monitor ect if required. A psychiatrist deals mostly with physical aspect of the disorder and does not engage in therapeutic work. A psychologist is a person who is not a doctor but has studied pschology. A psychologists mainly deals with patients with mild to moderate behaviour disorders. A psychologist has a number of tools for assessing the severity of disorder in the patient. A psychologist cannot prescribe medicines and deals with the emotional part of the disorder. Helps the patients by using various therapies - mainly focusing of thought processes and behaviours. There is no best psychiatrist or no best psychologist - each patient will have their own experience with these professionals. You may check with people known to you or may check on the net, and find the best one suited for your needs. The relation between the patient and the doctor/psychologist is a professional relation. Hence, once the rapport is build, the patient feels more comfortable. So enquire about the professionals suitable to your needs. Take an appointment and after 1 - 2 meetings you can decide whether they are appropriate for you or not.
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Homeopathic Treatment for Students Suffering From Examination Phobia and Weak Memory

BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
Homeopathic Treatment for Students Suffering From Examination Phobia and Weak Memory

Exams are really tough times for most students irrespective of the level of their preparation. It is natural to get anxious before and during the exam time. Anxiety is a natural state in which people are either uneasy or fearful, depending on the situation that is making them anxious.

Generally, students suffer from anxiety and fear when exam time approaches:

  1. Forms of ailment: Depending on the medical studies conducted throughout the world, anxiety is divided into the following types: 
  2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder usually feel nervous and anxious. They even experience fear in conducting routine tasks and worry a lot about the same. Students suffering from this anxiety tend to worry a lot during exam time even after knowing that they are fully prepared to take the exam. Usually, the sufferers here are unable to control their worrying.
  3. Phobias: Phobia refers to the feeling of excessive fear for any particular thing or object or action. Phobia clearly interferes with the normal functioning of the individual and causes the sudden flow of adrenaline through his or her body. People suffering from any kind of phobia tend to avoid the cause or reason for their fear. Students mostly suffer from social phobias when it comes to exams and their performance. 
  4. Panic Disorder: Panic Disorders are characterized by quick and intense fear. People suffering from this kind of anxiety disorder are prone to experience panic attacks - the situation that involves periods of intense fear and discomfort along with rapid heartbeat, nausea, shortness of breath and dizziness. Panic Disorder causes its sufferers to develop the anxiety of having panic attacks which further increases the problem.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: People suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder usually feel compelled to act in a certain way which doesn't appear normal to others. The kind of obsessions people feel due to this ailment include checking if a door is locked repeatedly or washing hands again and again, and so on.

Students usually suffer from generic anxiety disorders before and during the exam. An apt amount of anxiety leads to great results as it makes the person serious about his or her goals and focus on the same.

Symptoms:
Anxiety is something that everyone suffers from at one or the other point in their life. The levels of suffering can be different from person to person. The major symptoms of anxiety are listed below: 

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Dizziness and unsteadiness
  3. Trembling or shaking
  4. Heart palpitations
  5. Choking
  6. Sweating
  7. Numbness
  8. Hot flushes or chills
  9. Fear of going out of control
  10. Nausea and abdominal distress

Solution:
Homoeopathy provides amazing treatment in the form of drugs for anxiety and phobia. There are multiple drugs in Homoeopathy for treating anxiety, some of which are listed below. Students can go for any of them and get rid of the exam fear so that they can perform well in their exams: 

  1. Aconitum Napellus
  2. Arsenicum Album
  3. Argentum Nitricum
  4. Gelsemium
  5. Ignatia Amara
  6. Lycopodium
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I am 21 years old and I am suffering from severe body pain from 2 years. What to do to get rid of it?

Ayurveda, Hassan
I am 21 years old and I am suffering from severe body pain from 2 years. What to do to get rid of it?
Hi you have mentioned body pain you better do abhyanga (oil bath) weekly once r get massge with experts in your town oil you can use mahanarayana taila.
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Hi Doctors, Actually I think I have anxiety problem. I feel anger in myself without reasons. I always think about a problem for many days. I am a guitarist and its important to play notes with confidence. But I can't. my hands starts vibrating. My lips too. I hate these things. Sir. I have lack of confidence in me. Or lack of focusing. Its been a long. So help please. We are middle class peoples. I haven't much money to consult privately.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi Doctors, Actually I think I have anxiety problem.
I feel anger in myself without reasons.
I always think about a p...
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Consult a psychiatrist, get your anxiety evaluated and take a course of anxiolytics, you will become alright.
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My name is nevin. I am suffering from body pain from the last 1 week. I have taken medicine but no use. Can you suggest me any think.

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
My name is nevin. I am suffering from body pain from the last 1 week. I have taken medicine but no use. Can you sugge...
Hi, generalised body ache can be due to different reasons such as mineral defeciency, certain disease and increased or reduced physical activity. Get yourself checked if there is any defeciency or disease. Hope it helps.
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I have a problem that I frequently have mood swings nothing seems good to me. I get angry on small small things very frequently since my childhood. One thing I also want to tell that I do not have any support from my parents side. Things are so difficult with me that I even don't want to live with them. I am also having sleeping disorder. I get irritated very frequently on such small things. And in my mind there is always negative thought going on. I imagine things a lot. I have a lot of negativity surround me. I do things though I know it very well that what I am doing is not right. I don't have any control on my mind. I want to be alone. I am also headache problem. Please recommend me some therapy or some exercise so that I can overcome from my problem.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have a problem that I frequently have mood swings nothing seems good to me. I get angry on small small things very ...
Dear lybrate-user, You may be suffering from a Personality Disorder - may be borderline or emotionally unstable personality disorder. Please consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for either diabolic or cognitive therapy. It may take many sessions over 6 - 9 months. It is worth. You are just 22 years. You need to settle in life, marriage, carrier etc. Let not your personality disturb your life, especially relationships too much.
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I am 28 years old. I have smoking habit. I need to forget that habit. Pls help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Happy to know that you want to forget smoking. Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will like a passing cloud.
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Suffering with IBS -c leads to depressive thoughts. repetitive thoughts. What should i do for that?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Suffering with IBS -c leads to depressive thoughts. repetitive thoughts. What should i do for that?
Apart from consulting a gastro, you should also consult a psychiatrist as IBS has mind component. Anxiety and depression can cause as well as occur as a result of IBS, 2 way vicious cycle. Treatment with psychiatrists will lead to dramatic recovery. All the best.
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Dear Doctor, After the 3rd delivery My wife's Behaviour had been totally changed, She is an uneducated village woman, suddenly she will fight with me with enormous strength, somebody told this is because of Black magic. I am taking all the pain for the past 19 yrs. I am so rich to show to the best doctors.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Your Wife could be suffering from Post Partum Precipitated Schizophrenic Disorder. Hence the long duration. Consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest for appropriate treatment.
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Hello sir, I have a deep pain in the right side of chest while eating ,breathing also it is soo paining I can't eat and drink also I want to know the problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello sir,
I have a deep pain in the right side of chest while eating ,breathing also it is soo paining I can't eat a...
Hi, it maybe due to hyperacidity. Take cap. Stomotone 1-1-1 after food for 2-3 weeks and himcocid syrup 2tsf 3 times daily before food to control burning sensation and pain in the stomach and chest. Avoid hot and spicy food. Eat small quantities frequently. Drink plenty of water. Never miss your breakfast. Avoid excess intake of coffee and tea.
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My mother is 44 and she's pregnant she told me that she's experience for the first time a kicking and motion of the fetal only in the left side. She's in 6th trimester of pregnancy. And this the 6th baby. So she's not pregnant for the first time. No motion in right side? She's healthy but was going on hard times and stressed too much. Help plz?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, MD Homoeopathic
Homeopath, Pune
My mother is 44 and she's pregnant she told me that she's experience for the first time a kicking and motion of the f...
Hello, during pregnancy there should be a fetal movement experienced by the pregnant lady. Is good indicator of baby is living. And your mother got experience only of left side it is quite normal but in successive weeks if she will not able to feel fetal movement properly then consult your gynaecology doctor for help.
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I am trying to quit smoking since two years but I can't quit smoking, is there any medication for quit smoking as soon as, please help me.

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Im depression and anxiety patient. I have take medicine before 5 years. Now again I have started medicine. How long will take medicine?

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
Im depression and anxiety patient. I have take medicine before 5 years. Now again I have started medicine. How long w...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Depression is a neuro chemical disorder. Anxiety is mainly due to wrong sensory perception. Anxiety and panic attacks present itself when your senses and cognition perceive threat from internal or external causes. The treatment includes medicines. But never medicines alone. Treatment should include counselling, psychotherapy, and relaxation therapy. If you don't take this treatment combination, you may have to continue treatment for lifetime. Take care.
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I'm 28y n a lawyer. I feel so much fear in my daily life. Can't bear tension. With casual matter I totally break down. Getting exited always n always in depression. Do not have any confidence in me. I wanna mentally strong. I want to face the world bravely. Pls direct me d way to solve these. I'm in deep trouble.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm 28y n a lawyer. I feel so much fear in my daily life. Can't bear tension. With casual matter I totally break down...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches.
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