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Dr. M Peter Fernandez

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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My daughter going to 12 std this year finds difficult to concentrete. Once notied her surfing for schzophrenia. When asked for the needof such site she told she has the habbit of talking to herself. Now finds it difficult to study. What should I do. She had been in the hostel from third std to 9th std. Kindly help me to find if anything is wrong.

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, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Take care.
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I am 26 year old. I don't have any facial hair on my cheeks. Only a few on my chin. It makes me feel depressed and weird. Any suggestions?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please massage Jaiborandi oil mix with water daily. Also note that its due to hormonal changes which have affected you and needs to be treated.
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I recently had a break up with my 4 years girl friend. After that I am fully depressed. I am not able to concentrate on my work. I have lost faith in almost everything. To be frank, I even wrote a suicide letter. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
The end of a relationship often feels like the end of the world. After all the time and energy you have invested in it, it is very painful when it gets over. Keep in mind that life is full of ups and downs; nothing is permanent. The pain you feel today will go away with time. Give yourself time to heal. Give time, time. In the meanwhile don't isolate yourself from your friends and family. Confide in someone you are comfortable with. Make a list of life goals, and plan how to achieve them. Relationships are an important part of your life, but they are not everything. Spend time with those close to you, indulge in some enjoyable activities. Keep yourself busy. Slowly you will see that there is a lot to life. However if you are feeling suicidal, consult a psychiatrist immediately. Don't wait to feel worse.
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My wife is a 39 yrs old, she is suffering from ocd (obessive complusion disorder) since 2005. She is taking two medicine one is flovoxamine and another one sertaline, last 03 yrs her periods are also irregular and last six months her periods are discontinue. So, please give me advise the treatment is ok? and why periods are stop. Thanks.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
You need to consult the doctor who prescribed the medicines and also understand that only medicines cant cure mental diseases there is lot between cup and lips. This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life, she may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask herself what bothers her. Have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things she doesn't like. She needs to accept herself and move on. Also she needs to take care of her lifestyle and learn to be happy. If she cant do it herself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once she opens her heart out, she will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. Want to meet/speak to connect me.
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Hi this question is for my mother. She is 50 years old. After having she started having problem of skin de pigmentation (jhaiyan) all over her face. She consulted doctors many times but skin remains clear till she is on medication and apply creams. Once leave medication it happens again. Now it is increasing drastically. Her face has black patches which is increasing gradually. Please suggest some solution to it.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Amritsar
Hi, she will have to continue using sunscreen and depigmenting creams for resumed benefit. Additionally you can go for laser treatment. Chemical peels will be quite helpful. Never apply over the counter medications over your face.
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Hello Sir, how can I concentrate on something? Is there any yoga for increasing concentration?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
To concentrate on something at your age you needs to------------ 1. Have a positive approach towards life--------------------- 2. Finds pleasure in what you are doing-------------------- 3. Have a strong mind --------------- and for this do not take help of medicines but bramari pranayam is the answer------------------------ bramari pranayam or bee breath -------------------------------1. Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. ---------------------------------2. Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each pinky finger near a nostril.------------------------------------- 3. Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last.------------------------------4. Use your pinkies to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled.------------------------------------5. Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils.------------------------------------- 6. Repeat twenty times. Starting from 5 times--------------------- homoeopathic medicine--------------------------- bren-up syrup (allen) drink 2 spoon twice daily.
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I am shot tempered how I make me out from this symptoms. What are the ways to make myself calm.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Deep breathing, meditation, socializing, diet modifications to satvic and of course palliative herbals play an important role. Pl consult for audio counseling.
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Hi I am 24 year girl from last few months am feeling alone, neglected by everyone. Its like nobody needs me. My boyfriend ignoring me, if I am doing anything good for my family members they pretend like it was not good effort. Recently I got fired from my company just because of my angerness I really dont know what should I do I feel like no body can understnad me I dont know why always people shows that I am the one who will never right decision in life. Please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
That can be very difficult for you if you feel that nobody is needing you. But if you are doing something good, then why are you letting their description of you affect you. Stay connected with how you define yourself rather than how the world defines you. The world will always have an opinion on everything. So will you let it affect you all the time? yet, let me point out that showing anger is counterproductive especially if it' s out of context and out of place. People see it as anti social and unproductive behaviour. At the workplace, you need to be careful of showing your anger. Do learn healthy ways to express your anger. This can be learnt in counselling with anger management sessions. As far as the boy friend goes, if he' s ignoring you, then are you making yourself available all the time and he' s taking you for granted or are you throwing your weight around and controlling him? what I am trying to say here is that if he' s behaving in that manner, then what are you doing to bring this behaviour out from him. You need to be self aware and be empathetic to other people' s needs as well as your needs. All this can happen in counselling, which will help you to control anger, gain self confidence and control over self expression along with a boost in self esteem.
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I always feel cyco like what may be happened or like shocked and heart beat increases and sweating also comes. I am now taking depran 10 mg .it is now 7 month before. I am right now filling okk one types of okk. So how much days will I take it. If I leave to take than the problem becomes increase and headache is also coming. So which one is better. I am already consult doctors but they r telling like that.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are being treated for Generalized anxiety disorder and this medication is the lowest dose. You should never discontinue medication without doctor's advice. The symptoms you describe are typical side effects of this medicine. Hello Doctor, my psychiatric doctor prescribed me Fortinerv, Depran -5, klonaz md 0.25 1st and 3rd is for the morning and the 2nd one is for night as I told him to reduce my medication and I want to stop having medication. By giving this prescription am I able to get rid of this medication slowly? I think that before you ask your doctor to reduce your medication, make sure you are complying with all the requirements as prescribed. Now if you are serious to want to reduce the medication, you must also work with a counselor and develop some skills and techniques to help you cope with the daily challenges of this condition. Then, as you improve in behavior and coping skills, the doctor will reduce the medication but in such a manner that it will help tease the brain to produce the same naturally. You must also develop your constitution to make it fit enough to cope with fear, felt many times unnecessarily. You may be taking normal fear and converting it into abnormal fear like anxiety and so on. Take care of the following: Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be.
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I feel like masturbating all the time ,i do not have control on me I believe because of this habit I becoming thin .i can not concentrate on any thing and even without doing this sometimes I am unable to sleep what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You do onto become thin from masturbation, actually. Sleep will be induced because you will be exhausted and also because the relaxation effect after the deed will make you sleepy and drowsy. Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it are to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age, you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises or even hobbies to channelize it. Also, you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.
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I am so depressed and feeling so sad. Frm 4 years. Really I want something bt whn I try. Earlier get hopeless I think I am worthless .just thinking I can not do something. carrier is not good nd m not settled?

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
By blaming yourself only your problem will not solve.every human commits mistakes it totally depends upon you whether you have taken any lesson from this or not,but you are analysing it shows that you are on right path .you can take help of any counsellor regarding this.if you need my help i will be glad to help you.we can show you the way only but only you can go on that path.remember even god helps those who help themselves.forget whatever happened we cannot change the past,what we can change is the present so that our future should be good.your concern is showing that you are ready to achieve your goal just be confident.do some yoga, and meditation it will increase your concentration and make parts of the subjects and try to complete in time for example 2 topics for today so that you will not feel burden and enjoy study.good luck.
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Hi. I am 25 year old woman. I'm married since 4.5 years and I have a 3 year old son. I'm working for my husband in his organization. I recently had a huge fight with my husband. I promised my son to make him a small castle. But my husband tore it. And threw it away. Because I was unable to complete the work which he gave me. My child started crying. It broke my heart I'm suffering from anxiety disorder and this fight has pushed me beyond my limits. I think I am losing control and going crazy. Am I?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user ! I felt really bad, I could actually imagine how it would have hurted your son. Frankly speaking concentrate only on your son, but should also maintain at least a problem free life with your husband. Try to be silent, do not end up arguing. Try to not make the dispute big by answering your hubby all the time. Try to adjust for your little son sake. Try giving up. Try not to have too many expectation from your hubby. It happens at this age when kids are 1 to 4 years of age. Try to make your son little attached to his father also so that your hubby also will understand the importance of father how he should behave in front of your child, but handle this carefully. You need to adjust at least till your son turns 6 to 12 years of age. If in future you do something for your son try to hide and keep from your hubby. I feel I should explain more of how you have to behave with your hubby, bcoz kids are very important in life, bcoz most parents do not understand what impact will it do to their little ones though they love their kids, still when husband and wife starts an argument they go blind forgetting their child's presence, in front, how their little small heart gets hurted, so please come in for an online consultation so that I could help you overcome this problem completely, at one consultation itself if you feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me when you find difficulty to manage, if you feel this one suggestion will help you no problem. Take care of your little one, try to avoid argument which leads to fight between you and your hubby. With regards,
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Hi I am 35 year old and working for a pvt firm. I have a good experience about my profile and am able to execute tough tasks. I changed jobs frequently for better opportunities and all the time I faced lots of difficulty in setting down. Infact, at some places I couldn't and finally left the job. Please help is there anything wrong with me.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Other than what Dr. Manjit said, you need to do better homework before joining any company specially the work ethics and atmosphere. Looking at your potential (as you said), you deserve nice growth and development with high profile. Move ahead with awareness. All the best.
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I am 23 year old. In exam tension I do not sleep full night. And next day full of nervousness. What to do ? Help me.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration and reduce your nervousness.
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My brother Age is 35 years he is smoking cigarettes from past 10 years. He smoke daily near 8 to 10 cigarettes. How to skip or reduce cigarette daily. In Future how to overcome this problem completely.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ask him to follow these instructions: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You 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 you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your 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 your 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 you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You 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 yourself 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 you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am depressed and in stress taking doses from the psychatrist. When will i be ok ?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I don't think that only medicines can take care of your depression and stress. Have an open self talk with your self and learn why u feel low. If cant do it yourself, meet some Psychotherapist or Life Coach and talk all about you, have a loud thinking. Quality life is in your hands.
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I love sex & legs of girls. So I hv done HP daily. please tell me what kind of med I used for ignoring of sex.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
There is no such medicine to control this habit, just your strong will power can achieve this target and forthat I will guide you with some points which you will have to implement in your lif style-------------- 1. Do exercise daily in the evening, for 30 minutesafter dinner, this will make you tired at night. And since masturbation is often done at night, so when you are exhausted, you will give preference to sleep not to masturbation. -------------------------------- 2. Avoid sitting on your bed. Use a table/chair, and always sit with other people, if possible ---------------- 3. When the urge is very intense take a cold shower! it is not only shown to calm the mind but have many other benefits to overall health and energy.------------------------- 4. Think about your family or anyone else and if they were watching you. ----------------------- 5. When you feel the need to masturbate, take a brisk walk or jog. Always try to occupy yourself when the urge arises. --------------------------------------- 6. Exercise more and get out of the house. This is a great way to take your mind off everything.---------------------------------------- 7. Motivate yourself by reminding yourself that abstaining will increase sexual performance, because if you don't do it as much you will have more energy and be more easily aroused when you have sex with someone, whoever it may be, and also you will have a stronger orgasm since you are less desensitized to the feeling. For optimum hormone levels, keep masturbation to no more than once a week. Studies in men have shown that not masturbating for up to a week slightly increases testosterone, after this it goes back down.---------------------------- 8. Take your mind off it with (non-sexual) music.--------------------------- 9. Set tiny goals for yourself, start with going 3 days clean, the third day is the speed bump, get past that and you know that you're committed. Then go a week, then 10 days, then two weeks, then 17 days, etc. ---------------------------------- 10. Try fasting. Abstain from food or drink in a few hours everyday can distract your mind from sexual urge. Fasting will also act as a diet from stimulating food or drink for a certain period. If you do it regularly you will have better control upon your urge.----------------------
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I lost somebody since there I feel very depressed and tension what are the symptoms.

B.A. Hons . Psychology, MA Psychological Counseling, EDM Psychological Counseling, Trauma Specialist, MPhil Clincal Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear Lybrate user, you are under going Grief, which is a natural response to loss-Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you're experiencing will never let up. Most important factor in healing from loss is having the support of other people. Even if you aren’t comfortable talking about your feelings under normal circumstances, it’s important to express them when you’re grieving. Sharing your loss makes the burden of grief easier to carry. Wherever the support comes from, accept it and do not grieve alone. Connecting to others will help you heal. Turn to friends and family members /Draw comfort from your faith /Join a support group/Talk to a therapist or a counselor. Good luck.
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I have a problem in sex. I am dose not full feel satisfied my wife that she want. I am lost my confidence before the time, so fast. Now a days ill suffer in a have mental disturb.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Sex is not primary thing between husband and wife. There are so many things to satisfy her. Both talk about sex. Vulgarity words can give much satisfaction. Do some positive work towards her. Better to communicate. Make friends with her. Affectionative relation is more important. Do not go direct sex. Foreplay with her. Give high preference for foreplay. Better to relax. Divert the mind other aspects in sex. Do not be excited she is your wife. You have a very good freedom in home. Sex is like a game. Practice it like a fun game. Do not think about excessive time. How much we do sex it is not important. How we satisfy it is important. Do not use any medicine. Once you take it may be addiction you cannot anything without medicine. Be relax. Be friendly with your wife. Ok all the best.
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