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Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

40 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam is an experienced Psychiatrist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. She has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 40 years. She is a MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry . You can meet Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam personally at Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam@A.K. Hospital in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool - 1977
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 1991
MD - Psychiatry - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 1990
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Indian Psychiatric Society

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Good afternoon. mera brother ke alcohol adict ke bare ma question puchana chata hu. Ki unke alchoal adict h.or unke liver or kidney bhi kafi kuch nuksan ho suka h.unko alchoal chudvana chate h.eske bare me sugesation dijiye.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
you may attempt the following and see how it works: I know you have probably tried a de-addiction center but he should not have been released if he was not ready. So in this attempt, he may be taken to another de-addiction center that is stricter and will also have a follow-up treatment and AA meetings for him to compulsorily attend. Whatever I suggest, kindly involve or share it with mom or elder family members to make it effective and suffer the least backlashes, if any. Ideally, your brother should want to give up alcohol himself to begin with. If not, it is going to be an uphill task and to the most part impossible. However, you should not be in want of trying. If he is unwilling to seek help, he needs to be admitted to a rehabilitation center for at least 6 months. If not, there are centers who will come and pick him up when he is drunk, when his resistance will be ineffective. This will require mom's or his wife's permission and written consent. After your brother returns from therapy, there will be a lot of follow-ups, both in the house and in his daily activities that must be meticulously adhered to. There is a medicine called Disulfiram, which only the doctor can prescribe, and it is very powerful that even if he attempts to drink a small quantity, he can have serious reactions that may sometimes entail hospitalization. You have to monitor his intake of the medicine and keep a close watch on him. He also has to go for regular counseling for at least three years! Apart from his health, he will also affect the family and all his children will carry genetic factors for alcoholism. If he is into business or working, he will soon not be able to continue and he will go into financial ruin. He will lose all his friends and become ostracized by his society. He will lose his dignity, self-esteem, self-confidence, and become a misfit. He will also lose his sexual capacity, liver function, heart function, kidney etc. These are all symptoms of 'Hitting Rock Bottom' Now it is difficult to give up because he has become addicted to alcohol for some time and has a lot to do. The consumption of Antabuse has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children, including you and whoever else is there, will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that you are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that you will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Now you should not give up on him but neither should you harass him. Be continuously after him and in the end, you will succeed. His medical condition may warrant a very strict course of action.
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She is a great human being and emotional person as other people are but with few exceptions. When someone (me or anyone) speaks to her and her point of view is declined or rejected, she gets hyper - high voice pitch with aggressive body language. I feel she feels that to defend her point till she fights will make everyone agree. In restaurant or public place, if I don't agree with her, she will raise her voice. While watching little but not highly emotional scene, she will have rolling tears. In friends, while having discussion, if debate happens that ends in crying or shouting. I can try two ways - changing myself and trying to control the situations or treating her somehow. But what about her reactions with outside people! Her hands start pointing or banging doors and sitting in the room. Also, when she is happy - she claps and laughs in front of strangers or people we just met. I am planning for a baby and want to know what are solutions without medications This is cultural for her to speak loud in her native place but not in our society and how I put across the point to make her agree. On personal front ,I have some problems like I smoke but outside balcony or toilet after her restrictions, but I feel I also add up by putting clothes anywhere, plates not back in kitchen which makes her angry. During her menstrual cycle, she is in severe pain and emotional (my5 days red status)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
She is a great human being and emotional person as other people are but with few exceptions. When someone (me or anyo...
I appreciate your honest and elaborate putting forth of the problems. I believe your wife has PMDD which is premenstrual​ dysphoric disorder which is present in about 5-8 out of 100 women of menstruating age group. I think she does need to undergo a detailed investigation for the same along with a consultation with a psychiatrist for help with medications. With regards to her behavior, I think she does fit into a personality spectrum if not a disorder and certainly needs therapy in the form of counseling. If the counseling psychologist thinks that she needs to get treated for a psychiatric condition, I believe​ we can help her with medications as psychiatrists. I am sure if it is a problem in all situations and not just with you, it certainly calls for treatment medically. A combination of therapy including medications and counseling is probably more beneficial than medications alone. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Meri problem h reading. Yad nhi hota jyada kosis kre to head dard krne lag jata h.

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
Meri problem h reading. Yad nhi hota jyada kosis kre to head dard krne lag jata h.
Dear lybrate user. You are a student. Students need to study and read different books. It becomes your duty. Once you understand your duty, learn to enjoy it, learn to be passionate about it, naturally stress stays away. At the same time, it you take reading as a burden, you feel stressed. You have to use reading techniques which do not give stress to you. I suggest online educational counseling. Take care.
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Constantly I am depressed a lot. Unable to sleep, laugh or be freely with people. Because I am not happy with married life. My husband never understand my feelings how frustrated I am with their parents conditions. Unable to go out, c my parents or relatives. My mom is suffering from thyroid, my grandma is suffering from kidney problems. Like this time I feel I wanna be with them. But my laws are not allowing me to go to my parent home or c them often. I have oly my mom. In this world. My dad passed away few years back. I don't like my husband a lot. I love my mom a lot. Because of her oly I married him. please doctor no one understands my feelings how I really miss her. Here in my law home they are treating like slave. Always making to do work. Or telling something about me to my parents. Really doctor I am thinking like hell Where my mind gets heat a lot. I can't control my feelings feel like crying like hell. My husband is not taking me to hospital also. To consult a psychiatrist. I need some rest, time, spend time with my mom a lot. please by this reading this text itself how deeply I am affected. Because of this stress I Am unable to conceive properly. My life is becoming dark doctor. please do help me.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
Constantly I am depressed a lot. Unable to sleep, laugh or be freely with people. Because I am not happy with married...
I understand how very trapped you are feeling. Just hang on. Hope and pray things will get better soon. Please take care of yourself. Try explaining when your husband is relatively in better mood. Try making your in laws happy by giving them what they want and try to exchange your good work with permission to visit mom. Please pray to god to help you. Am sure HE can help.
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Hello sir. I am 22 years old I have a problem the problem is I panic about things very much. And I feel my friends and all other my surrounding are enjoying this. I get very much disturb with this. I tried asking everyone about this if they know anything but no told me anything. And this days thiers behaviour has also changed alot. No one talks to me properly please help me out.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hello sir. I am 22 years old I have a problem the problem is I panic about things very much. And I feel my friends an...
Ok,not to worry. You need to create self confidence .Give positive boosting to self after wake up in the morning daily.It helps to create motivation in yourself.Try to do not panic on small things.U have the power to deal with any situation.So try to cope with the situations strongly. Best luck,have a nice day. Thank you.
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I am 27 year old now. I don' t hava a proper job nor good friends. I always feel lonely and frustrated in my life and it' s effecting very much in my small family. I' m controlling all my negativity things of my life. Please suggest me to live a normal life.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Controlling the negativity is not the solution: go and face the world. Find a better job, make new friends, and socialize a lot. These things will get you out of your state, of what seems like, a depression. You need to lead an active life anyway and strengthen yourself to face the difficulties that life shoves on you, regularly. Negativity is there all the time for all the people. You have not been specially chosen to be troubled by it. If others can cope, you can too. Don? T believe in the negative: be positive. In fact I suggest the following to you always: be respectful, be responsible, and be functional.
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I was suffering from ocd and anxiety for last 3 months and had been taking medicine for last 1 and half months. Now I am feeling much much better and feeling like all ok. My doctor told that I should continue my medicine for one and half year .presently I have no problem but I am not getting a good taste of my food.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I was suffering from ocd and anxiety for last 3 months and had been taking medicine for last 1 and half months. Now I...
The lack of taste can be due to medicines, if it very much difficult you can discuss with your psychiatrist and get the medications changed. I am not sure why he told 1 and half years. OCD is a long term disorder needing medications for a long long time. All the best.
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How to Deal with OCD

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN HOMOEOPATHIC CARDIOLOGY, M.D.(HOMOEO.)PSYCHIATRY, B.H.M.S.(BACHELOR OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE & SURGERY.)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to Deal with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is also known as OCD. It is a mental ailment that causes specific changes in the brain as well as the behaviour of the patient. It can also cause severe anxiety and lead the patient to consume a lot of time for completing even the most normal tasks. These obsessions are like thoughts, images and even videos playing where the cause of a certain action becomes more profound with the number of imagined risks if it is not done in a specific way, as per the mind of the patient. These turn into repetitive actions undertaken by the patient, where these actions are known as compulsions.

Hence the term: obsessive compulsive disorder. Washing, cleaning, losing control, contamination fears and more are only a few of the thoughts that plague patients suffering from this disorder. While this disorder may not have a specific cure, there are various ways in which it can be managed. Let us look at some of these methods.

Causes of OCD

The exact cause of OCD is unknown. It is generally considered unlikely that OCD develops purely psychologically as a consequence of the way we are brought up.

  1. Genetics and Physiology: It is generally accepted that OCD arises from differences in the physiology of the brain in people with the condition.
  2. Serotonin: Lack of serotonin activity appears to be involved in causing OCD. Serotonin is a calming and inhibitory neurotransmitter, one of its main actions is to control and put the brakes on painful, worrying or anxious thoughts.
  3. Traumatic Life Events: Traumatic emotional events such as bereavement may trigger or worsen OCD in people who already have a tendency to have the condition.

Treatment of OCD

For best results in treating this troublesome anxiety disorder combine brain-chemistry balancing approaches with psychotherapy techniques.

  1. Nutritional Therapy: Try tryptophan and St John's Wort to increase serotonin. Rhodiola has been shown to help generalised anxiety disorder however Rhodiola has the ability to raise 'brain energy' and therefore hypothetically may exa-sperate OCD symptoms. 
  2. The Inositol Treatment of OCD: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, has been found effective in treating OCD. Inositol is used in biochemical processes that affect serotonin receptors.
  3. Psychotherapy: This is also known as discussion or talk therapy where the patient is allowed to engage with a therapist who is usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. The doctor will help the patient in first of all, becoming aware of the problem by helping the patient carry out various tasks in a controlled environment. These tasks will be timed and then relayed to the patient before the exposure therapy begins, where the patient will be taught to build a better quality of life. This a long term and time taking process which can also involve group sessions and sessions with the family members. Also, this method takes a lot of practice so that the patient learns how to regulate the obsessions and stop the compulsive behaviour gradually.
  4. Exercise: Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise upon mental health. So, a minimum of 20mins of daily exercise can help you a lot.
  5. Relaxation Training & Meditation: Learning meditation and relaxation techniques may enhance one's ability to control anxiety and one's thoughts in general.
  6. Medication: There are various kinds of medicines that can be prescribed for these patients. Anti-depressants can help the patient in overcoming the fears and anxiety that a person feels when the wheels of one's imagination begin to turn towards obsessive thoughts. This will also help in tackling the hopelessness that the person feels when faced with the so called depressing outcome of not bowing to the compulsive habits.

Putting It All Together

  • Follow the diet for serotonin deficient depression, and GABA deficient anxiety.
  • Consult with a qualified therapist using behavioural rather than analytical techniques.
  • Do some repetitive mind-occupying/filling as opposed to mind-emptying meditations everyday.
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Now a days I feel, gonna die soon. Short breath, side paining, back paining, fevering and atc. So please tell me what problem and how solve them?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
It may be because of depression. Please have homoeopathic treatment for this. It will give you best result.
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My son is a cigarette addicted and I am a 40 years old person from mumbai what precautions should I used to stop him to stop smoking he is been start smoking since he was 16 years old but I just confirm last month when he is 20.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is now very clear that in any addiction, the addict must want to stop the habit himself for any success. All you can do is keep advising him, but also highlight the dangers of tobacco smoke with correct information. And believe me that it is indeed very scary. One thing that hits a lot of youngsters, boys in particular, is that they will lose your erectile capacity and over a period of time even their sexual potency can diminish. And of course everyone has heard about cancer, which is very frightful. You could take him to any police station or cancer hospital to view the condition of cancer-caused disfigurement and it is horrific. These things do help in dissuading people from smoking. In other words, create awareness such that it works as a deterrent to further smoking. You would have done him a great favor. Here are some really useful guidelines where you can assist him by personally being involved. Be very patient with him because he is already addicted and any dissuading approach that upsets him, he will just relapse. His time and friends need to be carefully monitored, especially when it is very difficult for him to manage. This is the advice I give a person who wants to quit himself. So please adapt it to your son's situation. '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 chewing gum or 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.' Whenever he wants to smoke take him out for a treat and be with him until the urge dies out. Give him all kinds of oral substitutes until the drive diminishes.
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My wife is fifty years old and she is suffering from arthritics last 18 month. Now she is in depression in night she sleep 3 4 hours with medicine laprozium 0.5 please guide me for next.

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 , your wife has arthritis. I think the pain related to the arthritis is driving her crazy and she could not sleep. You could discuss the matter with her doctor. If the sleeplessness is due to depression and apprehension, one or two counseling should clear the problem. Please post a private question to me and I will help you. Take care.
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Sir I am suffering from sleeping problem.. Before sleeping so many past deeds automatically coming to my mind. Tried to concentrate but not possible..

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Sir I am suffering from sleeping problem.. Before sleeping so many past deeds automatically coming to my mind. Tried ...
Dear lybrate - user, please try curd rice in dinner curd" dhahi" yogurt" has good qualities it acts as digestive and get good sleep.
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I have been severely constipated for the past 2.5 years lost around 25 kgs, diet has also reduced. I smoke but don't drink. Also severe acne problems.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have been severely constipated for the past 2.5 years lost around 25 kgs, diet has also reduced. I smoke but don't ...
Dear Aakash, Constipation, loss of weight, eating less and acne may not be due to smoking alone. Please consult a doctor and get diagnosed properly. Loss of 25 kg is serious if it is not intentional. However motivate yourself to quit smoking. Usually it increases your appetite so that you eat more and put on weight.
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Mai chijon ko manage nahi kar pati hu. Kisi bhi kaam me ulajh jati hu. Masup ho jata h sab kuch. Decisions nhi le pati hu. Kaam ko karna chahti hu but kar nhi pati hu. Dimag ek hi time par kai baton me ulajh jata h. Mai samajh nhi pati hu. please suggest me what do. How I get rid of this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Mai chijon ko manage nahi kar pati hu. Kisi bhi kaam me ulajh jati hu. Masup ho jata h sab kuch. Decisions nhi le pat...
To improve yourself, try the following :- Give your brain a workout by solving puzzles. Don't skip the physical exercise. Get your 7 hours of sleep. Make time for friends. Keep stress in check by yoga and meditation. Have a laugh. Eat a brain-boosting diet like Almonds, fruits and high protein diet. Identify and treat health problems. Take practical steps to support learning and memory. Avoid multitasking.
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Stress - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Stress - Homeopathic Remedies For It!

Stress is a condition in which we feel frustrated, angry or worried and anxious due to circumstances we find ourselves in. Stress also takes the form of different diseases in your body, if it is left untreated.

Even when you are faced with the same situations, it can cause a different stress response in different people. In homeopathy, mental symptoms of the patient are analytically checked. Homeopathy first identifies the root cause, and the treatment approach differs based on this finding. Usually, the understanding of both the psycho and the physiological profile of the patient are combined, with the psychological profile being given more importance.

Here is a list of valid reasons why choosing homeopathy for stress treatment

1. Identifying the cause


Homeopathic medicines are not designed to suppress the symptoms and offer superficial relief. They work towards restoring the vitality of the body as a whole so that the body can itself combat with the diseases. Similar is the case for stress. Homeopathic medications address the underlying issues that cause stress and, therefore, they help you in dealing with your medical condition more effectively and permanently.

2. Symptom-based treatment

Homeopathy recognizes the uniqueness of the various symptoms and responses associated with stress.

For instance: homeopathic medicines for stress, when the cause of stress is grief (eg: losing a dear one) is Ignatia and natrum mur; whereas the medicines for stress, when stress is caused due to 'long and stressful work hours' is kali phos.

3. In-depth research

Homeopathy treatment is based on in-depth research to ascertain the factors that are responsible for your stress and deal with your condition accordingly.

Your brain is just another organ operating on the same biochemical principles as or heart or thyroid or liver. We experience feelings, positive or negative, at the cellular level - scientifically, it is no more than a complex interaction of chemicals and electrical activity.

The approach of homeopathy is more specific and, therefore, more effective. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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Hi sir myself I am balaji I am from hyderabad let me explain my personal problem I have a suffering from body pains from last 3 months I can not not walk for long time so please get some suggestions. .Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi sir myself I am balaji I am from hyderabad let me explain my personal problem I have a suffering from body pains f...
Homeopathic treatment calc fluor 6x 4pills 3 times mag phos 6x 4pills 3 times for 8 days and revert back for further treatment.
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I smoke 3_4 cigarette a day. I want to stop it. But I can not able to. One day I smoke 2 then very next day I smoke 4_5 cigarette. Once I tried a antismoke chewing but its taste was wrist so I avoid it. please help me and suggest which fairly help according to my need. Which may be light in content.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs 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 Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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