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Dr. M. S. Karthik

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. M. S. Karthik is a trusted Psychiatrist in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. M. S. Karthik personally at Neuropsychiatric Clinic in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. M. S. Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Doctor. I am seeking help. I feel I am depressed and often I get anger attacks and I feel helpless also because of my past life experience. I am 31 years old now.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are experiencing anger-related depression. Very simply put, you have not been expressing anger perhaps for a long time and that has piled up and has turned inwards to deplete your natural energy, leading to the depression. You need to look back and identify where and why it started, and then deal with it appropriately. This is an important exercise that may have to be done several times until the emotion is totally purged off of its energy. Any unprovoked and unexplained emotions always tend to have its roots way back into the past. It is possible that you have been discouraged to express anger in particular and you have learned to suppress it instead. But the system cannot hold unexpressed emotions for too long. In fact it becomes toxic to your system. For anger, vigorous exercise will deplete the energy but you must know the reasons too. Just talking, even writing about it, shouting it out, etc. Will give it catharsis. Everyday anger must also be expressed appropriately and adequately. Talk to a close friend or confidant or counselor, regularly about your feelings and things should shape up alright.
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I am addicted to smoke less tobacco, day by day addiction is going to be more, I want to quit tobacco but I can't, I tried many times but I can not quit. Can you please help me? I am taking 10-15 times in a day.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are smoking way too much at your age. Quitting will seem difficult but it is in the repeated attempts at giving it up that you will eventually succeed. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a 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 on. 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 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 heartbeat 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 chew 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Medical History- Abused codeine- 400 mg, alcohol, Marijuana, nicotine in combination for around 4 years, sought psychiatric help but to no avail, now on alprazolam- 4 mg a day for around 2 months, it helped a lot for fighting with above mentioned drugs, now completely off of codeine and seeming no problems with other mentioned drugs but want to get off alprazolam as well as the anxiety.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
CONTINUE APRAZOLAM after food before bed time for sleep.dont forget it is habit forming,generally not prescribed by psychiatrists.avoid.go for safer drugs like zolpidem FOR SLEEP. REPLACE TAB CLONAZEPAM OR ETIZOLAM, BUSPIRINE FOR DAY TIME ANXIETTY.GRADUALLY DECREASE DOSAGES OF OTHER DRUGS AND START MORE RELING UPON INNOCENT ACTIVITY LIKE ASANS MEDITATION PRANAYAM AND 30MINUTWES EXCERSICE. DIFFICULT BUT POSSIBLE. BETER CONSULT PSYCHIATRIST.AND SURRENDER TO HIM.
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Hi doctor I am suffering from social anxiety. Recently I have concluded from studies and seeking a good carrier in my own company. But due to social anxiety I am unable to concentrate or work in my own company although I am the owner. I want to about cognitive behavioural therapy.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I am suffering from social anxiety. Recently I have concluded from studies and seeking a good carrier in my...
Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. The latest government epidemiological data show social anxiety affects about 7% of the population at any given time Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people.  It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person's life.  It is chronic because it does not go away on its own. Anxiety reducing medications along with CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), can change the brain, and help people overcome social anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist and get helped. All the best.
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I am a student and whenever I tried to remember something I forget that after sometime. Whenever I studied some answers or words meaning I forget everything after sometime. What should I do please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Just do this small exercise: Sleep with legs raised up from waist against the wall straight up, making 90 degree angle for 5 mins. Its better you do in early morning, else you can do it anytime. This will make your blood flow increased towards brain and increase your memory and physical strength too will be increased. And try to have Naturamore Male powder 1 spoon in morning and evening as it has all nutrients supplements that our body needs which will give you relief. If you having problem in getting it, just let me know, I will send you. Still if you have any queries, please ask. Take care. :)
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Sir, I am 19 yr. Old but I did not have any job. I like my study but my family problem. I cleared +2 with 60% .So what should I do?

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 know your problem and the solution. If you do not have enough qualification, you should do a job which is apt according to your qualification. For a plus two qualified person, you cannot ask for white collar job. I think you need career related guidance. Take care.
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Im 27 years old, my memory has been decreased from the last 2 yrs. I forget things easily. I know I have to do exercise and stuff to relax my mind & that's what i'm doing but how do I increase my memory. Can I take a shankhpushpi syrup or if you can suggest me some syrup?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Take 4-5 overnight soaked almonds every morning empty stomach. Regular yoga and meditation will help you.
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I'm 30 years of age. I have been noticing that I forget things very easily now a days. It's bit difficult to grasp new knowledge. Is it memory issue or something else? I am quick learner person. Please suggest some remedy for this problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
At your age it is most likely that it is something else.It can be due to stress or overwork.Just follow a strict routine in your life style and avoid undue stress.Start doing a 30 min brisk morning walk and BRAMARI PRANAYAM for 10 minutes.It will help you.
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I am 21 and suffering from bipolar depression with OCD (pure obsession) symptoms. I was suggested to go for cbt therapy. I am already taking medication. How will cbt help me in addition to medication?

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
Dear Lybrate user Bipolar and OCD are psychological problems and thus psychological interventions are also needed. Apart from medications you can take psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy. This will be beneficial to a good extent and results will be noticable and satisfactory. And all this can also be done online. Contact me in private for more information regarding this. Good luck.
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My mother is suffering from schizophrenia for a long time (more than 15 yrs). initially she started taking medicine but after 1 years she stopped taking medicine. Now she is 61 years old and I have started treatment again since nov 2016. Now she is well enough but still she have some illusions which are strong. My question is - it is possible she will be cured and live like before. My mother is suffering from schizophrenia for a long time (more than 15 yrs). initially she started taking medicine but after 1 years she stopped taking medicine. Now she is 61 years old and I have started treatment again since nov 2016. Now she is well enough but still she have some illusions which are strong. My question is - it is possible she will be cured and live like before.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Mathura
YES IT IS POSSIBLE. STRONGLY RECOMMEND TREATMENT FROM NEAREST PATANJALI CHIKITSALAYA. FURTHER, HELP HER TO YOU PRACTICE ALL THAT IS TAUGHT DAILY ON ASTHA CHANNEL 5.00 TO 7.30 AM. VERY VERY EFFECTIVE- ESP ANULOM-VILOM AND BRAMRI AND UDGIT. YOU WILL GET MIRACULOUS RESULTS FOR FREE AND WITHOUT ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ALLOPATHIC MEDICINES AND WILL GAIN GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, INCREASE IN YOUR STAMINA, GOOD CONCENTRATION, IMPROVED MEMORY, ETC. IT IS EXCELLENT TO DRIVE DEPRESSION , NEGATIVE THINKING OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM. NOT NECESSARY, YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT IN FRONT OF YOUR TV AT 5 AM. BEGIN BY SWITCHING ON YOUR TV JUST WHATEVER TIME YOU GET UP AND START PRACTICING AS BEING TAUGHT. GRADUALLY WHEN YOU REGULATE YOUR SLEEPING TIME, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET UP NEXT MORNING AT 5 AND WILL BE ABLE TO DO COMPLETE WORKOUT. THE TIME YOU SPEND HERE WILL ACTUALLY BE AN INVESTMENT THAT WILL REMOVE TENSION, STRESS, ETC. LEADING TO INCREASED POSITIVITY. MEDICINE+ PRANAYAM=CURE
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Hi. My name is Latifur Rahman I m worried about ma health. I don't know what should I do? Doctor recommended me to lose weight but its very tough for ME. I m official person there is lots of stress n work work schedule is very long approx 10 hrs. Really I m worried about ma health. Plzzzz suggest me what should I do to lose ma weight n look fit.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
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My name is Latifur Rahman
I m worried about ma health. I don't know what should I do? Doctor recommended me to lo...
Hi, I don't think health is less Important than work.if you don't remain fit every sphere of your life will be effected. its advised you do some time management. To de stress take breaks. have warm water lemon and honey empty stomach in morning and throughout the day have warm water. cut on carbs potatoes aerated drinks etc. have leafy vegetables and eat every 2 hours. For that u will have to eat every two hours even at office. when you get up.. do some skipping for 10 minutes . search you tube videos they have 7 minute 5 minute work out. try to do that. It may be tough initially but if you don't you will feel bad afterwards . so why not try. you can consult me for any query
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Masters In Psychology , CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , REBT Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, BArch
Psychologist, Thane
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Hi, I am Dr Guruprasad and I am a counselling Psychologist. I am an experitise in cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance commitment therapy and this is what I practice.

So here I am going to talk something about Motivation. A lot of time we wait that something has to motivate us so that we can take an action. But the science and research shows completely different things. We have certain things in our mind that some conditions have to be met so that we do or perform certain actions. A lot of people are waiting that they should get motivated for certain things and only then they are going to take certain actions. But this is not true. THis is not how motivation works. Motivation works on completely different levels. You need to take certain actions first so that you can be motivated. So, rather than waiting for some motivation to take, take an action earlier and automatically motivation will follow.
Many times the client suffer with the exercises or the way they are doing in life for certain types of health behaviours like diet. People like this wait for the motivation to come. They read lot of stuff and try to feel motivated, they meet lot of people, attend motivational seminars etc, but this actually does not work. What I suggest these clients is that, rather than waiting for the motivation to come, they should take an actions.

There are different types of choice points which a client and a person selects in his life. For example, if I have to go and exercise on a tredmill and I make the choice whether I have to go to the gym or not go to gym, then most probably a client will end up not going to the gym. So, the choice point really matters. At what point, at what locations are you selecting your actions. 

Many times I tell my clients that even if you do not want to exercise that day but the location of the choice should not be the bed but rather the gym or outside of your house. So, go out of the house and then choose whether you want to go for exercise or you do not want to go for exercise or just go and touch the tred mill. So what happens is, ehen a client touch the tredmill then most of the time he ends up doing an exercise.

So, rather than waiting for the motivation to come, take the action and then decide what you want to do. So, we call this type of psychology Motorventional skills and Not Motivational skills.

Motorventional skills is when you take an action and then decide whether you really want to perform that action. By doing this, most of teh clients end up performing the actions.

So, I hope this tip is very intresting and you will try in your life rather than waiting for the motivation to come.

Also, what matters is the location where you are. Select the right location where you are trying to make the decision. Most of the time we completely decide the things at wrong locations.

If you have futher queries, you can contact me through Lybrate.

 

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Hello master. My mom have physiological disease. I think she's have dissociate identity disorder. How can I resolve this problem. Please give me authentic suggestion regarding this problem. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello master.
My mom have physiological disease. I think she's have dissociate identity disorder. How can I resolve t...
Please confirm this type of diagnosis with a doctor, and only after that we can recommend some measures. Any way she will need to meet with a counselor and then a doctor, if advised. Diagnosis is very important before trying to help her in a particular way. When you confirm this kindly revert back to us for further guidance.
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Right from my childhood I have been an very obedient child am 49 now. I have this fear that I may fail in my job I have 25 years experience and work as a senior manager as present but not able to concentrate hence not achieving objectives. Issues st home fly problems mostly property and also lot of stress and dissatisfaction at work. Just wanna quit job to get mental peace. But what's next question holds me back. Can't shift town for another job due to legal matters. Really upset and font know how to go about.

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
You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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What type of behavior we should do with dry alcoholic. And if there is medicine regarding this please suggest. And thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no medicine for this: it only indicates that he has not gone through a complete recovery program to guarantee no relapses. He needs to go for addiction counseling and also complete the AA 12 steps. Most of the psychological issues will remain unresolved. Under these circumstances he is very likely to relapse sometime under stressful conditions.
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What kind of tablets can I take to calm my stress. I am thinking a lot these days. Also, I'm different in a way that I sleep a lot. Generally people with stress have insomnia, but this is not with me. I want a light doze of a mind calmer kind of treatment. Also, I think I'm bipolar.

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Guwahati
What kind of tablets can I take to calm my stress. I am thinking a lot these days. Also, I'm different in a way that ...
Pls try and engage yourself in some yoga or meditation. Yrs is a condition due to stress and anxiety. Trust relaxation of any kind would help you.
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Hello Doctor My Husband have drinking habit, he has drunk a lot every day, when he want to have sex with me, my mood get off due to his drinking habit. This is effect on your relationship? What should I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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