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Dr. M Peter Fernandez

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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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Is psychologist treatment good enough to cure depression? Is it worth the effort invested?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Is psychologist treatment good enough to cure depression? Is it worth the effort invested?
If the depression is mild, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) can show good results. It can be given by a psychiatrist, clincal psychologist or trained person. All the best.
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I do have a regular diet inslite of all ths I m not able to be fit n healthy. Is ds a body issue or stress of studies? please hlp me.

MSC - DIETITICS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I do have a regular diet inslite of all ths I m not able to be fit n healthy. Is ds a body issue or stress of studies...
Try to have fresh fruits, salads on daily basis. And of course studies stress play a role in health of the body.
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Hi i am suffering with some problem. Feeling angry and loosing confidence 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 Vinu, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for further advice. Take care.
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Lack of Desire: An Often Unnoticed Health Issue

MBBS,MD(medicine), PGDS(sexology), Fellowship in sexual medicines, Certified Sexologist of USA
Sexologist, Jaipur
Lack of Desire: An Often Unnoticed Health Issue

What is sexual desire?
It is the attraction that manifests itself in a physical way, which leads to sexual excitement, peak and intercourse for satisfactory sexual activity. This is considered a normal part of the physiological make up of human beings. Yet, there are individuals who suffer from complete lack of desire, which may be categorised as an often unnoticed health issue. This can affect both men and women. So what else should you know about lack of desire? Here's our list!

  1. Lack of Desire for Women: Women often go through phases where they experience complete lack of sexual desire. This could be due to a variety of reasons, starting from hormonal changes to stress. This condition is usually known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder for women. This can be due to a combination of physical as well as mental factors.
  2. Lack of Desire for Men: Lack of desire for men is usually characterised by a condition known as erectile dysfunction where the patient may have a problem in getting and retaining an erection for long enough to go through with a complete cycle of sexual activity. The causes for this may range from ailments like low testosterone, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, to stress.
  3. Frequency: Contrary to popular belief, lack of sexual desire does not happen due to less frequency of sex, for either male or female patients. As per medical studies, there is no set behaviour or pattern that can create low sexual desire.
  4. Relationship Issues: The issues may range from conflict and lack of performance as well as an utter lack of any kind of emotional stability and satisfaction in the relationship. This is one of the most common causes for lack of desire for both males and females. It may lead to complete lack of sexual interest for females, and stress that causes erectile dysfunction for males.
  5. Sociocultural Stress: Many times, there are many sociocultural factors that affect conditions like lack of desire. This may include stress due to one's job or peer pressure. In many cases, constant exposure to media executed imagery and pornography can also lead to unreasonable expectations. This can lead to stress and lack of interest in one's partner.
  6. Medical Issues: Lack of desire may also be a side effect of medical ailments like depression and other mental related problems. Also, chronic physical ailments like endometriosis, fibroids and thyroid disorders can lead to such problems. Lack of desire may happen due to certain types of medicines like antidepressants and contraceptives.

Get to know more about your problem by visiting a doctor in case it becomes a persistent condition so that due treatment can take place.

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What is the best supplement for anxiety and depression. How to increase positive thoughts?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
What is the best supplement for anxiety and depression. How to increase positive thoughts?
One is you can take homoeopathic therapy... as it has a very good results in psychiatric disorders... The other method is joining some groups, reading good material, and improving your association with positive people... Sharing your feelings to a good listener also helps a lot if you feel comfortable... Everyone in this world lives with more or less anxiety and depression... so you are not different just don't loose hope and try rejuvenation of yourself again...
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I am 38 years old and also single, I got irritation frequently also I think about commit suicide please guide me to come away from mental irritations,

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of sex/love/future/marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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I am 30 years old male, working hard to survive a happy life with family but not achieving expected results, and can not be able to settle my life permanently in a peaceful manner, for the reason I am getting depression in life and for the reason I feel lathery in life and not getting any interest in life. Becoz of my failure with unsatisfied results. What should I do and how shall I achieve my goal. To survive happily with family members.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
I am 30 years old male, working hard to survive a happy life with family but not achieving expected results, and can ...
Dear Lybrate user. The problem you have described is the story of every other person in 20s and 30s today. The world around us has drastically changed since the industrial revolution and more so after the technology boom in 21st century. Today there is no limits to earn but also a huge competition to face. We have created a virtual reality of targets around ourselves and we live every moment to fulfill them. We create goals for every day, every week, every month, every year and justify them by thinking that we want our future secure and happy. But when we achieve the goal we instead of enjoying it and living our present, set another goal to achieve. This is how we forget to live in our present and get stressed out. Simply bringing Stress Management Techniques to your everyday life in form of a good 30 minutes aerobic exercise everyday (swimming, morning walk, jogging, skipping as per your choice), a fixed sleep wake schedule with night sleep time not later than 11 in night, healthy and timely diet, and keeping some time everyday exclusively to talk and enjoy with your loved ones. Along with this I would suggest Relaxation exercises and mindfulness therapy to you. What you have described are some symptoms of depression and so my suggestion would be to have a detailed interview with a psychiatrist to have a good intervention i.e. If medications are required. Hoping for your best. Take care.
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How Exercises Can Help You Overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Guwahati
How Exercises Can Help You Overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Being a victim or witnessing a horrific accident or personal assault can leave you shocked and scarred. Sometimes, these conditions last for months and years with memories of the traumatic incident triggering intense emotional and physical responses. This is known as post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. It is a fairly common anxiety syndrome and can be treated in a number of ways including drugs, exercise and psychotherapy. However, this treatment aims only to control the disorder and there is no known cure for PTSD as yet.

Exercise not only keeps the body fit, but also helps the body release endorphins. Endorphins help fight stress, fear and pain. Thus, exercising helps focus on the body and its movements instead of your fears. It can also help elevate the mood of a person. Low to moderate intensity exercising is ideal for a PTSD patient. Aerobics, pilates, yoga or martial arts like tai chi are known to be effective ways of reducing stress and anxiety in PTSD patients. Breathing exercises like pranayama can also help calm and relax the mind.

Exercise for a PTSD patient should be planned in repetitive sets. This enables the person to slowly master the type of exercise being done and regain control and confidence in himself. It also needs to be predictable so as to avoid triggering a PTSD emotional or physical response. Non competitive exercises are better than competitive exercises as it does not create an opportunity for the person to feel stressed. Exercising and practicing breathing techniques can also help a person analyze himself and his response to stressful situations. By understanding their reactions, a person can slowly bring about changes to handle stress in a better way.

For a PTSD patient, exercise should not be seen as a group activity but as an individual effort to increase self control. Patience is key here both for the patient and the therapist. It is also necessary for the person to have realistic goals from his exercise regimen. An exercise program for PTSD patients also needs to be flexible. In order to meet the needs of a patient, it may need to be changed in accordance to the medication he is under. Small incidents like having a flat tire when cycling can trigger anxiety in a person suffering from PTSD. However, if dealt with correctly, it can bolster confidence in the long run.

Lastly, exercising also helps improve self-image and build confidence which helps a PTSD patient break out of his protective shell and socialize with others. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.

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If legs are become weak does brain become weak? As I am unable to stand for more time! I have addiction of tabbaco! I feel dizziness! and weak all the time all reports are normal, as jaundice lft rft, vitamin12 vitamin3, calcium phosphorous!

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 lybrate-user. Unnecessary worrying can trigger anxiety and anxiety can trigger dizziness and all the problems mentioned by you. Please work with your doctor for curing your physical problems. Psychology can be taken care of later. Take care.
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Hi I am 40 Years olf Male Weight 90+ kg suffering from Depression. I do not have interest in any household activities and also wants to sleep the whole day. Even changing the curtains seems to be a big task for me. My energy levels are too low. I have low mood together with negative thoughts throughout the day alo irritable nature. I do not even enjoy going to office and work there. Kindly tell some good Homeopathic medicine to cure. As almost all the symptoms are clear. Thanks.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi I am 40 Years olf Male Weight 90+ kg suffering from Depression. I do not have interest in any household activities...
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 consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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