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Dr. M Peter Fernandez

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. M Peter Fernandez is a renowned Psychiatrist in Cantonment, Chennai. He is currently associated with St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. M Peter Fernandez on Lybrate.com.

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How to get rid from fobia. What is name of disease fear fobia ?

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How to get rid from fobia. What is name of  disease fear fobia ?
Dear , there is nothing called fear phobia. In general fear phobia is called general anxiety. I will need more information to assess your condition and to diagnose. Online counseling, psychotherapy and life style changes should help you. Post a detailed private question to me. I will help you manage your anxiety disorder. Take care.

Whenever I have some kind of anxiety or fear, I can't sleep properly in night, whenever I try to Sleep, my heart wakes me up, it starts to beat faster?

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Whenever I have some kind of anxiety or fear, I can't sleep properly in night, whenever I try to Sleep, my heart wake...
You go for counselling during counselling you discuss your fear, anxieties &how to tackle. Meditation, pranayam, yoga, positive attitude can solve the issues.

My dad is a diabetic patient but he do drink alcohol. Is it harmful for his health? How can I convince him not to drink. Even he is not taking proper medicines. He is repeating same tables.

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My dad is a diabetic patient but he do drink alcohol. Is it harmful for his health? How can I convince him not to dri...
alcohol in any quantity is bad for health in a normal person and more so in a person with diabetes. Plus taking regular treatment for diabetes is a must. Please understand diabetes is just not increase in sugar, it affects every single organ in the body like eyes (retina- leading to blindness), affects blood vessels supplying lower limbs and heart, leading to ulcers on the non healing on foot, going up to amputation, coronary artery disease causing silent heart attacks, kidney damage and neuropathy. So controlling blood sugar effectively is absolutely essential as well as avoiding alcohol consumption. Alcohol affects liver, patient fail to recognise hypoglycemia, affects stomach causing gastritis. Talk to him about these things, may get convinced. Thanks for the question.

I have headache and pain in my eyes frequently. Is this because of study? What should I do in order to get rid of this constant pain.

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I have headache and pain in my eyes frequently. Is this because of study? What should I do in order to get rid of thi...
You should visit your Eye specialist and get your eyes checked. Do wear glasses of 0-power. DO not study in dim-light. Try to take proper sleep. Late night studying will not be helpful based on your condition.

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?

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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 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

For e. G. I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time pls help me.

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For e. G. I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the t...
Dear Raj. Welcome to lybrate. Loosing someone near and dear is definitely a loss and it is grief. Grief related depression and resultant symptoms like sleeplessness, worries, being alone are also considered normal. Such depression usually lessens itself within a span of some weeks. Don't sit idle. Engage yourself in creative and entertaining activities to help you overcome the depression. Take care.

I am 62 years male. Recently I have developed a phobia of height. When I use lift or stand above certain height like walking on a bridge and roof top and even travelling on a height makes me fear. Having a feeling for fear when think or climbing or travelling on height. What is this? and How it can be cured.

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I am 62 years male.  Recently I have developed a phobia of height.  When I use lift or stand above certain height lik...
Dear , please don't worry sir. During our life time, we come across many fears and troubles. We, being human beings, are capable to overcome any such problems. Majority of such problems and fears are for short duration. Your present phobia could also be for some days or weeks.

If a person is in depression, taking too much tension for his carrier or studies, Is it normal that the person may face hairfall or other health related issues?

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If a person is in depression, taking too much tension for his carrier or studies, Is it normal that the person may fa...
Yes, stress will induce the vagus nerve which increases the heart rate, acidity and adrenalin secretion. To avoid this do regular exercise and meditation. Walking alone is also a kind of meditation and avoid using music while you walk.

Hey One of my cousin brother is in relationship with a girl and use to have sex twice or thrice a week and he is 19 years old So his question is does having sex stops height growth ?

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One of my cousin brother is in relationship with a girl and use to have sex twice or thrice a week and he is 19 y...
no sex never stops height growth. it improves personal capacity and mental health also. twise or thrice it is also not a big problem. there is no physical problems. if he addicted next time if she is not available then starts psychological problems. there is no chance of physical problems. but there is a chance of psychological problems. early stage sex addiction it is not good for personality development. if one girl is over then he searches another girl. if she not agreed then problem starts. at this without knowing anything it is good. but now generation is very fast. it destroys career life. so my opinion it is better to stop. if is ok then continue. no physical problems will not come in future also. better to take good food and relax most of the time. dont think too much about sex. dont sit alone and dont think alone. be share your personal feelings and problems with close friends and family members. be sociable all the time and be happy all the time. ok all the best.

Many times I just lost my concentration / focus and all things in my real life, seems like to be happening in dream.

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Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. This happens because you lack focus in your life and do not have an aim. Please make sure you have a concrete aim and work towards that aim. Focus automatically builds up and concentration results. Take care.

Suffering from anxiety, depression, blurred vision, low self esteem, low serotonin levels. I am 32 years old. I am suffering from this problem from past 8 years. None of the psychiatrists are able to treat me. Kindly help.

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Suffering from anxiety, depression, blurred vision, low self esteem, low serotonin levels. I am 32 years old. I am su...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 1. Crush some cashew nuts to powder 2. Take 1 tsp of cashew nut powder 3. Add 1 cup of warm milk 4. Mix well 5. Drink every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This is very helpful.

I am feeling very depressed & I feel ki gussa jaldi aata hai. Please help me.?

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Sadness is one of the normal emotions, similar is the anger. However when this sadness exceeds the normal day to day sadness and starts mounting distress in everyday life and leads to a dysfunction in normal healthy life, than it mounts for development of an affective disorder. Depression in a commonly occurring affective disorder, neglected by people due to lack of awareness about it, but leads to severe morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Besides having low mood in depressive disorder, other common symptoms also includes increased aggression, frequent anger outburst, easy irritability and dysphoria. However to reach a diagnosis of depressive illness, a detailed evaluation is required for assessment, after which a management plan can be formulated. I would suggest you to provide me further details about your problems so that we can together help you to come out of this.

I am in 10th grade CBSE. Due to that I have a lot of tension and being nervous on giving speech or paper? I want to know that how I feel good during Thai tension.

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I am in 10th grade CBSE. Due to that I have a lot of tension and being nervous on giving speech or paper? I want to k...
You need to learn the" relaxation response" in times of stress and anxiety. This can be learnt in a step wise process only and with practice you can excel. Start with doing relaxation exercises like yoga and meditation. Also try breathing exercises for 15-20 minutes daily. Once you learn how to relax you will have to learn when to relax too. If you still find things difficult you might need help with some counselling and medications.

Problems facing in prioritsation of work, completing the task, organizing the task eventhough aware of consequences. Distracted easily with less important work or issues. Fighting hard to control. Lost my job last year. Am I suffering from add-pi attention deficiency disorder - predominantly inattentive. I am not hyperactive. Please help. Need to get it diagnosed systematically & improve myself for survival of my family of four.

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Problems facing in prioritsation of work, completing the task, organizing the task eventhough aware of consequences. ...
Hi , your description is classical of adult attention deficit disorder. Inattentive type. Usually adult add is a continuation of attention deficit disorder in childhood. Few issues need to be cleared before making a diagnosis. Duration of illness, whether the course is episodic /continuous and are there any other symptoms which suggest a different illness with inattention as a symptom or comorbidity. Consult for more details. Take care.

I am having trouble with controlling my emotions, trust issues aslo I used to have anger management issue as a child, I somehow managed to control it but not it's also resurfacing. I get agitated quickly.

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I am having trouble with controlling my emotions, trust issues aslo I used to have anger management issue as a child,...
Hi lybrate-user, Getting easily agitated and angry is not only troublesome for you, but harmful for relationships. Your underlying cause can be unraveled by a competent counselor/doctor. Do not expect that with time this will disappear on its own. It can only aggravate with time. Either meet a counselor personally or at least seek consultations on phone at the earliest. Best wishes

Sir, I lost my school friends with my attitude that is I am unable to move closely with my college Friends also I am unable to concentrate on my studies due to my bad position at friends. I don't love my attitude not only that I am socially in active. I am unable to move closely with relatives. Daily I am degrading my self. Please suggest ways to build up my character.

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Sir, I lost my school friends with my attitude that is I am unable to move closely with my college Friends also I am ...
You have to make your mind to form new friends and move around with as many friends as possible. Do not live in the past and do meditaion and yoga . YOu may benefit by talking with a counsellor

I sincerely loved a girl but she cheated me now I could not live without her. I need help immediately. Please help me. Please. Please.

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Hi, I understand your situation. Right now it may be looking a big disaster for you but 1 year down the line these things will not matter. Ending a relationship is hard, whether it was your decision or the other person’s decision. You may be dealing with painful emotions and want to deal with those feelings as quickly as possible. There are several ways that you can work through your painful emotions and start to move on, such as writing about your feelings, allowing yourself to grieve, and being cautious about rebound relationships. Keep in mind that getting over a breakup takes time and patience. If things don’t seem to get better with time, remember that you can always turn to friends, family, or even a mental health professional for support. Keep your distance. Even if you and your ex have decided to stay friends, break away completely from each other right after the breakup. This means not seeing each other, not being around his/her family members, no phone calls, no e-mails, no text messages, no Facebook, and no IMs. You don’t have to have stop talking forever, but you do need to cut all communication for as long as it takes to get completely over your ex. If she tries to convince you to see her, ask yourself honestly what the point would be. If you're reliving the past by seeing her, it's not hard to get caught up in the moment and it will be harder to let go again. You may have to have some contact in order to deal with the practical aspects of things like moving out, signing papers, etc. But try to limit this to what's absolutely necessary, and then keep such calls/meetings short and civil. Organize your space. A breakup can signify a new beginning. Therefore, cleaning and organizing your personal space will leave you feeling refreshed and prepared for the new things to come. A mess can be overwhelming and depressing, and will just add to your stress level. Keeping busy with tidying your space doesn't require a lot of brain power, but it does require just enough focus to keep you from recycling pain. Clean your room, get some new posters, clean up the icons on your PC desktop. As insignificant as cleaning up sounds, it'll make you feel better. Remove painful memory triggers. There are all kinds of things that remind you of your ex––a song, a smell, a sound, a place. Having these items around can make it harder for you to recover from a breakup. Remove all of the things that make your heart ache or your stomach turn. It can work wonders to clear your space of all these triggers. If you have a keepsake, such as a watch or piece of jewelry that was given to you by your ex, there's nothing wrong with keeping it. But for the time being, try putting it away until you have gotten over the relationship. Get out and do things. After a relationship ends, it is okay to have some time to yourself at home. Just make sure that you get back out in the world aft you have processed your feelings. Make plans, go out with your friends, and have fun! It might seem awkward at first, but it will get easier and it will help you to feel better. Getting out and doing things is also important because you need to grow and maintain your social network after a breakup. Doing so will help you to move on with your life. Don't feel like you need to go out with other people all of the time. Take yourself out to do things and enjoy the freedom to do what you want. Go to your favorite coffee shop, go shopping, or take yourself on a mini-vacation. Continue to take care of yourself. It is common for people to put less effort into self-care after a breakup, but doing so will not help you to feel better. Make sure that you are seeing to your basic needs for mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. If you were not taking good care of yourself before the relationship ended, now is a good time to start. Make sure that you are eating well, sleeping enough, making time for relaxation, and getting regular exercise to feel your best. Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Avoid junk food, excess sugar, and excess fat. Get between 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Keep in mind that some people may be okay with less than 7 hours per night or require more than 8 hours of sleep per night. Exercise for 30 minutes five times a week. Go for a 30-minute walk, ride your bike around town, or hit the pool and go swimming. Relax for at least 15 minutes per day. Try meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga to help you relax. Most importantly, you will get over it. It will take time. Trust and have faith. Time heals. I can guide you for any stress. Consult me if you feel overwhelmed with stress

I am 30 male. When I was 18 years then I have a big mistake. Then one day I realize it was the big mistake in my life. Then I depressed all the times, it effects my head is warm, ear is hot some of times. I do not any work, my head is speaking all of times. It is a big problem in my life. I am suffering from last 12 years. I take zaptra 25 before one years. I have treated last one years. This medicine may be continue. Please doctor suggest me this type of medicines have any side effect. Pls doctor at this time what should I do?

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I am 30 male. When I was 18 years then I have a big mistake. Then one day I realize it was the big mistake in my life...
Dear lybrate-user, As a teenager many persons make mistakes. Many lessons are learnt from mistakes. Since you are suffering from depression, you are still thinking about big mistake even after 12 years. Itis good that since one year you are taking treatment. Zaptra (peroxetine) is a good antidepressant. Just go back to the psychiatrist who prescribed it and ask him whether you can stop it. Without consult her/him, please do not stop it. Every drug will have side effect. Not that everyone will get all the side effect. But when you have got benefit with Zaptra, you need not worry about side effect.

I am suffering from a very serious problem that Is weak memory problem what are the treatment for come up from this problem.

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Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.

Hello Sir! The question is about my girl friend. She is facing some stress related problems like helplessness, hopelessness, a very low mood, poor concentration, irritability.

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Hello Sir! The question is about my girl friend. She is facing some stress related problems like helplessness, hopele...
All these are symptoms of a depressive episode, get a psychiatrist consultation and follow his advice. She will be alright.
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