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Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Chennai

39 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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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 39 years. She is a MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine. You can meet Dr. M.Rama Rao Mannam personally at 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
MD - Psychiatry - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 1990
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 1991
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My fathers drinks too much so what should I do to stop it is there any medicine to stop it.

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Ideally, your father 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 permission and written consent. After your dad 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. 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.

I am 27 year old Man. I stare at women. My most of female friends noticed not anything wrong in that but One or two of my friends say that your gestures are wrong. I used to stare men and women in same way if something strange or new thing observed in them. I never apply mind or add any extra intention at staring. I just try to natural as I am. Is it natural or symptom of disorder. However I try to restrict myself to change my natural habit it give me little bit headache.

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I am 27 year old Man. I stare at women. My most of female friends noticed not anything wrong in that but One or two o...
Dear Lybrate user. I suggest you not to worry too much about it. Please understand, the more you try to avoid it, the more it will disturb you. This happens so because, in those case it becomes an obsession. Please provide more information. I suggest psychotherapy. Take care.

Hello doctor I am 33 years old. My problem is I always feel laziness and tired. Having sleeping type feelings all time while I sleep 8 hours in night. Please suggest something so that I also can be feel active at least in working hour. My work is also very simple not having much physical or mental stress. Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback in advance.

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Hello doctor I am 33 years old. My problem is I always feel laziness and tired. Having sleeping type feelings all tim...
You may be depressed. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I have lost my someone last month. So I have prefer to depression. So what can I do doctor.

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I have lost my someone last month. So I have prefer to depression. So what can I do doctor.
Hello Lybrate user. Time heals everything. There is no medicine available which you can consume and forget someone immediately. Keep yourself engaged in doing what you love or like. One bad chapter doesn't mean the life is over. Save only those memories which gives twinkle in your eyes and not wrinkles on your face. You meet many temporary people when you are 18-25 years old. There was a time when I was ready to sacrifice everything and thought of suicide as I couldn't take the rejection from a girl I was in love with. But eventually it was all set fine. Today when I look back I don't regret whatever happened in the past. It's life. You can not expect everything to happen as per your convenience. There has to be ups and downs in the lifeline to keep it going. It's just a matter of time. Have patience and believe in best yet to come. All the best!

Hi I am 37 years divorce boy was in love with a girl she just left me feeling lonely and depress.

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It' s very important for you to talk about your feelings. Psychotherapy will be useful in your case.
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I feel I am under depression. I'm always surrounded with people but I don't feel like laughing or even talking. My mind is never at peace and I always feel like crying. Can you please suggest me what to do?

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I feel I am under depression. I'm always surrounded with people but I don't feel like laughing or even talking. My mi...
Depression can happen to anyone  and does happen to one in four of us over our lifetimes.  Different factors that make it more likely to happen include biological make up, upbringing, or reactions to life events. What keeps it going though is how we deal with those things. The way we think and what we do affects the way we feel. Thinking differently: * STOP take a pause, do relaxation breathing. And ask yourself. What I am racing to- is it fact or opinion? Or is it a negative thinking? * Do something different to divert mind from these thoughts * learn Mindfulness activity and breathing * Self hypnosis helps to reinforce positive thoughts and positive self image * Use positive self talk * Engage in a hobby. Most importantly even when one is depressed he is not always experiencing depression. No two moments are same. Look closely. Each moment is new. Focus and enhance happy peaceful moments. Mindfulness breathing helps to break the depressive cycle of thoughts by bringing our attention to current moment.
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I feel really depressed about every small thing and have been prone to crying for every little thing that goes wrong. I do not feel right about anything and can not sleep either. Whenever I sleep I sometimes loose my breath and sometimes experience voices behind me. I can not make decisions properly and i'm able to concentrate or understand anything. What is happening to me?

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I feel really depressed about every small thing and have been prone to crying for every little thing that goes wrong....
You need to consult any professional for proper diagnosis and reason of your problem.in the meantime you can try few things which will help you. Take proper sleep of 7-8 hours try to avoid sleep at day time. Its in our hand to be happy what it requires is slightly change in your approach ,stop thinking that something is wrong with me I am not well make yourself as much busy as you can so that you don't get time to think on all this. And its everyone's right is to be happy we cannot change the thinking of people or situation around us but we can get the things or reasons which make us happy, what we can do is to live every second of life, what do you want to be, what do you want to eat, to do, your career, your friends, your likings etc. Develop some hobby, make some good friends, make yourself busy, as much you will think you will get frustrate and will gain nothing, live only for yourself, and this can be possible when you will involve yourself in some other things ,the main concept is that make yourself as much busy as you can so that you don't get free time to think on this. First start from joining any hobby class and make any good friend with whom you can share everything ,do some yoga and meditation, expand your social circle. Take care.
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I am 17 year old. I am loving a girl. But when I got the time to say my love. I knew that she were already in another relation. It become very hard to me. Im in sad mood what will I do now. Could you please give some suggestions.

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I am 17 year old. I am loving a girl. But when I got the time to say my love. I knew that she were already in another...
Yu have to forget her and you ill find someone who is meant for you and in 16 years you have to think only about studies and your future
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He lost some body close last year and since then feel very depress and prefer keeping to him self.

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He lost some body close last year and since then feel very depress and prefer keeping to him self.
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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I am 20 years old I am smoking cigars vigourisly I want the remedy to stop the smoking how can I do it.

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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

I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.

Last 2012 I have deasese to taifoid. Now I have a big problem that high depression, I think evry time I go to suicide. Ido everyday musterbrat. What can I do please help me.

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Last 2012 I have deasese to taifoid. Now I have a big problem that high depression, I think evry time I go to suicide...
Dear lybrate user, I guess you are under stress. Please take an appointment with a counsellor who will help you relieve your stress and think rationally. Once you do this you will not have the need to maturbate under compulsion, the counsellor will also help you manage and get rid of your negative thoughts. Killing yourself is not the solution to your problems. Talk to a counsellor. Take care.

I am 35 yrs old male and want to increase my memory power for learning quickly what should I take?

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Dear, you can improve your memory with the help of effective learning techniques. Please ask a private question to me and I will help you. Take care.
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I don't remember things for long time.

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This may be true because of your age. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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My sensitivity toward back is increase and it leads to depression, anxiety, shortening of breath, increase of heart beat, burning of back and headache sir please tell me it is a mental disorder.

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My sensitivity toward back is increase and it leads to depression, anxiety, shortening of breath, increase of heart b...
Past is past. Don't cry over the spilt milk. Whatever has happened is for good. Focus on the future and plan accordingly. Relax your body and mind. Do some exercises for this. When you are at peace you can find different ways to solve the problem. Simply brooding over the past won't help in any way. Develop some hobbies like reading painting singing or of your choice. Engage yourself in creative activities.
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I get head pressure on the left side of my head. When stressed due to work it is severe otherwise mild. This is since last 2 years. It started with a crawling sensation in the left side of face, temple and head. Now crawling is not felt but heaviness and pressure is constant. It goes only when I am deeply relaxed. My doctor gave me Ciplar LA 20 to have one pill daily in February so I am having it regularly but it hardly helps. Please help me.

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I get head pressure on the left side of my head. When stressed due to work it is severe otherwise mild. This is since...
Your symptoms are suggestive of tension type of headache. This usually occurs due to unresolved stress and increased muscle tension in head. Relaxation exercises like deep breathing, yoga and meditation can surely help. Medications may also be required at times. However if your current medications are not helping you much you could consult a psychiatrist or your treating doctor. You can also consult me for any further queries or assistance with treatment thereof.
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How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving lecture. How to come out this problem?

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How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving l...
One powerful way to build confidence is by practicing self-compassion. “Self-compassion means we have our own best interests at heart,” Welford said. “We learn to support ourselves in the same way that we would support a friend or relative.” But this might sound utterly impossible to you, especially if you’re more used to beating yourself up. Many of us treat ourselves like the enemy. We regularly judge, criticize and condemn ourselves. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned. Here’s how. Self-Compassionate Techniques There are many exercises for practicing self-compassion. “We are all different and what is important is to find something that works for you,” Welford said. Here are several techniques to try. 1. Write a compassionate letter to yourself. When doing this exercise, Welford shares several guidelines in her book, including: Validate your feelings and the reasons you’re struggling; remember that millions of people struggle with their self-confidence; remember that everyone struggles, in general (it simply means being human); and try to be understanding, accepting and nonjudgmental. Write a supportive letter to yourself from the perspective of a compassionate person (someone who has your best interests and well-being at heart). You can start the letter with this sentence: “I am sorry that you are having a difficult time at the moment and are struggling to build your self-confidence.” Another option is to “write a letter to yourself from an older, wiser, compassionate you. What would you say to yourself now, and what would a compassionate future look like?” Welford writes. 2. Focus on your well-being. For Welford this exercise is most helpful. First, she engages in “soothing breathing,” an exercise that “aims to bring calmness and a sense of inner warmth and well-being to the mind and body.” According to Welford, it involves: finding a place that’s distraction-free; sitting in a relaxed “yet alert posture;” and closing your eyes or lowering your gaze. “Rather than counting your inhalations and exhalations, let your body find a breathing rhythm that is soothing for it.” When your mind naturally wanders, gently bring it back to your practice. Then Welford asks herself: “What can I do for myself today that will make tomorrow a better day?” For instance, instead of mindlessly watching TV, she might go for a walk or call a friend. 3. Take action. As you build your self-confidence, what are your goals? What would you like to work on? Welford has worked with individuals who’ve set such goals as: meeting new people, speaking in public, asking for help, stopping needless apologizing, expressing their emotions to others and saying yes (or no). Once you have your goals, break them down into small, specific steps in increasing difficulty. Next, brainstorm how you can prepare for the situation, such as practicing soothing breathing and writing a compassionate letter to yourself; the obstacles that might come up; and how you’ll navigate those obstacles.

My brother is depressed due to its previous decision that he taken in his life. He has become negative. please suggest me some perception.

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My brother is depressed due to its previous decision that he taken in his life. He has become negative. please sugges...
With the stresses and strains of modern life, most people are suffering some form of tension at a mental level. This may be expressed by such emotions as depression, anxiety, irritability, insecurity or a general feeling of dissatisfaction. Ayurveda advises therapies, lifestyle adjustments and herbal preparations that clear and strengthen the mind allowing us to cope with life's challenges more effectively and also bring positivity to our lives at all levels
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Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.
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