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Dr. M Peter Fernandez

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. M Peter Fernandez Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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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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What are the health risks of smoking (or smokeless tobacco) for me personally? How many cigarettes can I smoke daily?

DTCD,DNB Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Hi. It is a well known fact that smoking is injurious to health. Not only does it affect lungs but also other organ systems. It carries high risk of health hazards from smoker cough to irreversible damage of lungs and eventually cancer. Tobacco in any form should be avoided.
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I am suffering from concentration problems and also my memory has become weak. My head pains when I face any complicated issues at work or at home. I am unable to memorise anything. I have developed a tendency to forget. I am 30 years old, male. There has been a dip in my confidence which is affecting my work and my life. Please advise. I have no medical ailments.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Counselling can help you to learn to deal with stress, tension, worries etc and get back your confidence and strength to manage with these situations. Please read my tip on anxiety and if you have any question, contact me on private chat.
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I have habit of chewing tobacco. How to stop it. Is sudden stop can make me unhealthy. Please show me some home remedy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally.
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I lost somebody close that year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I lost somebody close that year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. please...
Dear lybrate-user, 1) first accept reality of life. 2) accept truth. 3) birth & death truth of life; accept it. 4) keep yourself engaged in day to day responsibilities, work, out door playing. 5) talk to the people, relatives, friends, colleagues. 6) follow healthy lifestyle & healthy food. 7) physical exercise. 8) practice meditation & yoga consult for proper future management.
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Do People Really Suffer from Mood Disorders?

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Do People Really Suffer from Mood Disorders?

Do people really suffer from mood disorders?

Mood disorders are common psychological problems that affect a vast portion of the human populace all over the world every year. These occur when there is a shift or imbalance in a person's psyche which affects his or her daily function and interpersonal relations in varying degrees. Each individual is affected by these conditions in a different capacity and responds to them in a distinct manner.

Mood disorders generally manifest themselves as fluctuations in a person's temperament. It is triggered by various factors. These mental illnesses range from mild to severe, the latter requiring urgent psychological counseling and treatment. A mild condition may even develop into a painful and chronic one without any form of remedial intervention.

What are the most common types of mood disorders?

There are many distinctive categories of mood disorders that can affect a person. The most commonly occurring ones are as follows:

- major depressive disorder

- bipolar disorder

- dysthymia

- cyclothymia

- seasonal affective disorder (sad)

Major depression is the most frequently occurring type of mood disorder. It causes mental and emotional turmoil, as well as physical anguish. Those affected by it may experience a single episode in isolation or multiple episodes over a period of time. The milder version of this condition is known as dysthymia.

Bipolar disorder is a comparatively rare condition that causes alternating states of extreme mania and depression. It is also known as manic-depressive illness. The mild version of this is called cyclothymia.

Seasonal affective disorder or sad is a depressive disorder that is known to affect those living in colder climes. It is caused generally by the lack of warmth and light, the onset of which begins in late autumn and lasts till the end of winter.

What causes a mood disorder?

Mood disorders are very difficult to diagnose as they can be caused by an assortment of triggers and the symptoms are not always apparent. This is particularly true in the case of dysthymia and cyclothymia.

Some of the usual factors that lead to mood disorders are:

- chronic stress and anxiety

- anomalies in the functioning of the nervous system

- prolonged periods of isolation

- genetics

- childhood abuse and trauma

- ineffectual coping mechanisms

- insufficient nourishment/malnutrition

In most cases, a combination of multiple factors usually leads to the development of mood disorders and other mental illnesses.

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I want to leave tobacco. how should I leave. Chewing tobacco at least 7 year ago. please guide me doctor.

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, quitting chewing tobacco is no child's play and it takes time and courage. Best method is to completely quit today (now) and sustain with the help of your mind power. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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Can schizoprenic be cured by hypnosis going to past life and healing the incident.

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, the clinical picture of schizophrenia is dominated by relatively stable, often paranoid, delusions, usually accompanied by hallucinations, particularly of the auditory variety (hearing voices), and perceptual disturbances. These symptoms can have a huge effect on functioning and can negatively impact a person? s quality of life. I am sorry to say, paranoid schizophrenia is a lifelong illness, but with proper treatment, a person suffering from the illness can live a higher quality of life. Please work with your psychiatrist for management of your symptoms. Take care.
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I am in an anxiety, and panic disorder, and depressed patient from 4 years. I am 23+ now. 4 years before one day I smoked marijuana, from that day I faced this problem, my heart beat always racing fast, I can't even walk for 5 minutes. Almost 24 doctor treatment me but no change. Please sir help me, I want to be cure fully and want a new life. Please sir.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am in an anxiety, and panic disorder, and depressed patient from 4 years. I am 23+ now. 4 years before one day I sm...
Can you give the details about the medications you are taking now? also get your thyroid and sugar profile checked and if possible get an ecg done. The condition is controllable most of the times and sometimes fully curable. For further advice consult me privately as I need to ask you some personal questions.
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My husband is suffering from skin infection 'herper zoster'.He has epilepsy. Can he use his epilepsy medicines along with skin infection medicines? He is using oxmazetol 300 mg in the mornings and 500 mg in the night.

MBBS, Master In Health Science
Neurologist, Mumbai
My husband is suffering from skin infection 'herper zoster'.He has epilepsy. Can he use his epilepsy medicines along ...
Seek the help of a neurologist. Most medications used for post herpetic neuralgia help to prevent seizures rather than precipitate them. I have written a small book on the subject of epilepsy for the benefit of patients.
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Hello Dr. Please tell me the possible consequences if I do not treat my depression.

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
Hello Dr. Please tell me the possible consequences if I do not treat my depression.
Dear Shikha. Welcome to lybrate. Clinical depressive disorder is a neuro chemical disorder. If you do not treat depression the following consequences could happen: Excess weight or obesity, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes. Pain and physical illness. Alcohol or substance misuse. Anxiety, panic disorder or social phobia. Family conflicts, relationship difficulties, and work or school problems. Social isolation. Therefore, You should treat depression. Take care.
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My fiance is having a best friend and he proposed her in December 2014 she had recently separated from her boyfriend. Both my fiance and that girl are school friends. She initially said yes and said he would be perfect for her. But later in Feb 2015 she said she is not getting feelings for him and she was in love with someone else. He insisted that she should take time she behaved rudely with him but he waited and said take your time. This continued till December 2105 then he accepted her as friend he continues to be her best friend. She behaves very rudely sometimes with him and he even cries for her. But still he thinks she is her best friend and he will take care of her. Then in Feb 2016 family introduced me to him and we said yes to each other after 2-3 meeting he told me about his past and he said she is still her best friend because she is very nice girl. He was happy that he has me and her in his life two angels in his life. Later on I found that he gets upset if she says something to him and he cries and he fears that she may leave if he will something to her he always pleases her and gift her to make her remember him. He said to me she is important in my life. He loves me I can see that but he sometimes behave rudely with me but he never behaves in that way with her. I told him that she is important in her life more than me but he said he loves me more than her. I told him that you won't want to accept the truth. He loves me he cares for me whenever he behaves rudely he says sorry. But I don't know what is happening with him and it will be going to difficult after marriage and I accepted their relation because I know he wants both in her life but sometimes I feel it is going to change my nature after marriage. I told him to consult a psychiatrist. He said he needs no psychiatrist and said no one cares for his feelings.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Lybrate user thanks for the query ,Its good that both of you love and understand each other, its obvious that your fiance have soft feeling for that girl and its more than normal friendship, you must talk to your fiance about this matter ,you should give him some space and time on the other hand you should also consider the bonding between them otherwise it can be problem for you in future. There should be balance in every relation ,if at any time again that girl will say yes to your fiance then? Just consider on all points before marriage .if you need my help you can contact me .take care.
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I am feeling like choking because I have left smoking is it normal. I was smoking like from last one year almost 10 cigarette daily.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is probably a sensation that makers you want to remember your smoking days and hound you back to the addiction. You were smoking heavily and os the addiction will act like an entity to entice you back to it. Stay with your decision and if you wish you may visit an ENT specialist and examine this sensation in your throat. I am glad you have quit and you must do everything you possibly can to keep this resolve. You will be tempted by circumstances and people many, many times inadvertently to relapse but do not succumb and stick to your resolve come what may.
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Is it psychological problem that I like to smell socks and shoes I get agitated and want to do sex as I do it.Please tell.

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
Is it psychological problem that I like to smell socks and shoes I get agitated and want to do sex as I do it.Please ...
Dear lybrate-user, I would like you to read about fetishism, in psychology, a form of sexual deviance involving erotic attachment to an inanimate object or an ordinarily asexual part of the human body. Fetishism as a mental condition may be defined as the necessity to use a non-genital object in order to achieve sexual gratification. The affected person has created a strong association between an object and sexual pleasure or gratification. The object may be some other body part, an article of clothing, or, less frequently, some more impersonal object. A person with a fetish often spends significant amounts of time thinking about the object of the fetish. Further, the object is intimately related to sexual pleasure or gratification. In the extreme, the presence of the fetish object is required for sexual release and gratification. The person with fetishism frequently masturbates while holding, rubbing, or smelling the fetish object or may ask the sexual partner to wear the object during their sexual encounters. Usually the fetish is required or strongly preferred for sexual excitement, and in its absence there may be erectile dysfunction in males. The condition occurs almost exclusively among men, and most of the objects used relate to the female body or female clothing. The articles of clothing most commonly used are shoes and items of female underclothes. Olfactory sensations are also frequently important. For some people with a paraphilia such as fetishism, paraphilic fantasies or stimuli may be necessary for erotic arousal and are always included in sexual activity, or the presence of the fetish object may occur only episodically. For example, the fetish object may only be necessary for arousal during periods of stress, and at other times, the person is able to function sexually without the fetish or stimuli related to the fetish. If you have any further query, feel free to contact.
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Hi I am 26 year old I want to know about depression patient. Some times she's get depression attack and she's forget everything how can I help her can please help.

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, depression is usually treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy, exercise and meditation. Depression is manageable with all these steps. I think you should tgry meditation, exercise and psychotherapy. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Let me know if she is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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I want to face an election. .due to opposite candidates cheating and they are strong in money. .dis making demotivate. I am trying to overcome. but can't able to go out. .fear .I can quit also..

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I want to face an election. .due to opposite candidates cheating and they are strong in money. .dis making demotivate...
Good Morning ~ I recommend that you visit with a counselor so that you can talk your thoughts out and have you helped with regards to your anxiety about facing elections and resolve any conflicts in your inner self about your ability to win. Anxiety arises when you yourself have problems about the fear of loss. If your motivation is low then a psychiatrist can help with evaluating you and suggesting medications to help deal with the anxiety that is causing you distress.
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I am 27 year old male, I have been suffering from Blocked nose from three years, so I'm going depress, 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
I am 27 year old male, I have been suffering from Blocked nose from three years, so I'm going depress, please help me!
Dezar lybrate-user, blocked nose and depression are not related. You should get correct treatment for your blocked nose treatment and alter your life style and diet according to the physicians directions strictly. You will be alright. Take care.
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I am 62 years male suffering from lack mental energy, constant tension headache for last 42 years. Received antidepressant like amitryptilin, sertraline but I cannot tolerate these drugs and get relief forshort period by diazepam, clonazepam etc which I do not like because it again induces tension headache once its effect wear off

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Nervocalm drops ( hsl) 15 drops in afternoon and bedtime. Non side effect homoeopathic remedy report after 1- month please.
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Sir, I have a problem that I always make imaginary condition and keep thinking about it. Its keeps me apart from real situations in life. And I think this is the reason I am always nervous in my real life. I always try to avoid to talk to peoples.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Sir, I have a problem that I always make imaginary condition and keep thinking about it. Its keeps me apart from real...
Hello, It is a mental state but curable by throw treatment by providing through proper Characterized Homeopathic case recording for your individualized treatment else your problem will persist. Homeo treatment will help you to reduce the problem which directly effects on health.
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Hi, I am 23 years old. I have only one huge problem in my life. I am totally admitted in alcoholic beverage. I can not control my self. So, I kindly request you to please prescribe the medicine.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Alcohol addiction is managed in two steps- detoxification and rehabilitation. It requires thorough clinical and physical work up by a psychiatrist before prescribing any medication. Please visit a psychiatrist for further treatment.
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I am 27 year old suffering from general anxiety disorder. I take sertraline for 1 month but not recovery then Doctor change the medicine Desvenlafaxine 50 mg .is this effected on my general anxiety disorder. please reply me.

M.D.( HOMOEOPATHY)
Psychiatrist, Kanpur
I am 27 year old suffering from general anxiety disorder. I take sertraline for 1 month but not recovery then Doctor ...
Yes it well help but I advice you to take homoeopathic drugs for anxiety disorder because of two reasons. First one is, allopathic medicine will relived anxiety but rarely cures and second thing its side effect dullness, sleepiness and much more.
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