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Dr. M. S. Karthik

Psychiatrist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. M. S. Karthik Psychiatrist, Chennai
200 at clinic
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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....more
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. 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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He feels somebody follow against him, anytime he suspect newcomer as his enemy somebody wants to destroy him. Thus fear he never slept as at night somebody coming to beat him. His health status is good now. please help.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
He feels somebody follow against him, anytime he suspect newcomer as his enemy somebody wants to destroy him. Thus fe...
There could be lack of trust issues right from young age. His health may be good now. But later fear and anxiety will take its toll on the mind and body. He will not be able to build any long term relationship with people and have frequent misunderstandings. Counselling can help him to overcome any irrational fears and learn to relax and sleep at night. Tell him to exercise everyday along with deep breathing.
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I am suffering from schizophrenia for past 24 years. I am stable with alopathic treatment. Is there a better cure in ayurveda.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Mr. lybrate-user it is better to stay this way. Schizophrenia is a highly complex disorder with relapses and poor response in at least 20 to 30 percent patients according to many studies. Once you are stable with drugs it is better to stay that way rather than shifting yourself to ayurveda and get relapsed. To my knowledge I have seen many clients who have shifted to naturopathy, ayurveda trt getting worsening of symptoms and coming back. Do get confused. Kindly consult your psychiatrist for further help. All the best. Be relaxed stay healthy.
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I am now a days very depressed. Even I can not read or anything. Seeing other having a happy life make mine jealous. It make ma angry too. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am now a days very depressed. Even I can not read or anything. Seeing other having a happy life make mine jealous. ...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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When I was in tension. My heart rate moving fast and started stammering. Give me suggestion.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
When I was in tension. My heart rate moving fast and started stammering.
Give me suggestion.
It is because of adrenaline rush don't be panic instead feel that you are getting exited and energize to face the challenge. Body is helping you if you are too uncomfortable and unable to do a task in hand, do deep breathing for five minutes. It will reduce your heart rate.
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How to grow our brain power. When I learn something. I forget easy wht ever I study.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is 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 the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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In my entire life most of the people friends, close associates in the beginning turn out non cordial unhappy leading to broken relationship. Why it so happens? No answer is given to me when I ask them the reason.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I can imagine how sad and frustrating it might be for you to see that most of the relationships are falling apart. It is true especially in present times. There are many reasons. But the most important reasons are lack of effective communication skills, lack of assertive behaviour techniques and rigid values, perceptions and expectations of an individual. We all come from different backgrounds and varied socio-economic status. While growing up we learn behaviours from our parents, teachers, and other close family members. Depending on our upbringing, environment at home, and our own life experiences, we develop our own biases, perceptions and values. And we all start believing that our own values and perceptions are" the" truth. Depending on these values and perceptions we have our own set of expectations from different relations. Hence when we have someone coming from a different background and different upbringing, we experience clash of values, perceptions and expectations. Since, each person believes that she/he has" correct" set of values and perceptions, it becomes difficult for them to understand the other person. Unfortunately, in our entire education system, we are never taught" how to listen to the other person" and" how to communicate our own feelings/needs effectively, without hurting the other person. When more people will be equipped with" effective communication skills" and when more people will learn" assertiveness" relationships will improve. Learning both these skills, help a person to be flexible, it gives each person more awareness about their own values/beliefs/perceptions. It also helps in understanding the other person's views and accepting the fact that the person has a right to have different opinion/set of values and expectations. You did not get the answer to your question from your relatives/friends, probably, because, they themselves are not aware about these important skills, and each person is thinking that he/she is right and the other person is wrong and needs to change. In fact, both individuals need to change their own learned styles of communication and expressions, if it is not helping the relationship. And" unlearning" the" learned" behaviour is possible. At your age, I am sure, you have lots of experience and wisdom to help such people who are suffering from dysfunctional relationships. If you are satisfied with my answer, please persuade more people to learn better communication skills and help them in being assertive. It will be a great help for the society as such. Thank you.
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I am a 21 year old male with a height of 5'10" and weight 70 kg. Now a days I feel like I am doing something but my mind is not present there. Subconsciously I am not alert these days. It was not like this before. I seldom smoke and have taken marijuana for 2-3 times. Please help?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
The marijuana you take can produce amotivational syndrome which you have said. Stop it and wait for sometime if things return to normalcy, else consult a psychiatrist.
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My throat is paning and lower side of lung Is also paining. And my mouth taste little bit change. It is like gutkha, tambaku etc. What should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Nizamabad
My throat is paning and lower side of lung Is also paining. And my mouth taste little bit change. It is like gutkha, ...
Hi first step you have to stop gutka, tambaku and smoking, you have to get your teeth cleaning done visit a dentist, you will be relief by this treatment.
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I have severe pain in my body and a burning sensation in my eyes. Please advise me how to cure this?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have severe pain in my body and a burning sensation in my eyes. Please advise me how to cure this?
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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I am suffering from anxiety disorder since 2011. Please help me to relief from this disease.

I am suffering from anxiety disorder since 2011. Please help me to relief from this disease.
Ayurvedic View Ayurveda, which takes a comprehensive view of an individual's physical, emotional and spiritual conditions, attributes anxiety disorder symptoms to aggravated prana vata, a subsidiary of vata dosha which is associated with worry, anxiety and depression. Prana vata weakens the nervous system and triggers mental imbalance. It also weakens the neuro-hormonal system and nerve impulses. Ayurvedic treatment of anxiety disorder would involve curbing aggravated prana vata and increasing sattva guna, which envisages a stable and peaceful mind through self-realization and self-control, and appropriate changes in diet and lifestyle. Diet & Lifestyle Advice Fresh fruits, fruit juices, vegetables (raw or cooked or boiled), vegetable juices, sprouts, nuts, dry fruits, honey, milk, ghee, fresh butter, and buttermilk are the best to increase sattva and enrich the mind. Try to cut down, or if possible stop, the use of black tea, coffee, white flour products, chocolates, white sugar products, deep fried foods, hot spices, meat, fish, and eggs. Such restrictions benefit in anxiety disorders. Breathing exercises: Mind has a very close relation with breathing. A person has short and shallow breathing when anxious or stressed and has deep breathing when relaxed and happy. Next time you become stressed, watch your breathing. Try to slow it down. Take a relaxed position and breathe deep using the abdomen muscles. Let the diaphragm expand while breathing in, and contract while breathing out. This will immediately relax you and reduce anxiety attacks. Exercise, meditation, relaxation techniques and Yoga postures are also recommended. Home Remedies Take grated fresh coconut 10g, paste of 2-3 almonds (soaked for 6 to 7 hours and peeled), powdered fennel seeds 5g, black pepper powder 2g, and powdered rock candy or raw sugar 20g. Mix all the ingredients and drink with saffron milk. To prepare saffron milk, soak 5 to 6 threads of saffron in one teaspoon of milk for 5 to 6 hours. Chew well and eat. Have 1 teaspoonful of licorice root powder with water empty stomach in the morning. This is mentioned as a medhya rasayana in Ayurveda i.e. A mind rejuvenator. Add some fresh rose petals in a cup of boiling water. Keep it aside till it is lukewarm. Add ½ teaspoonful of sugar to it and have this twice a day. This is a good drink to uplift mood. Mr. Ali try these remedies and if you found some relief do contact me on Lybrate for consultation!
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I am 50 years old. My memory power and brain is very weak. Is there any suitable medicine which can increase the efficiency of brain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Kali Phos 6X ( 3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days and revert.
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A friend of mine now days turning to bisexual. He has both feelings of sex with woman and getting sex with man also . Why is tat happening so. He misbehaves wit all my frnds. Strictly speaking be behaves lik a Gay. What should we do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Pune
A friend of mine now days turning to bisexual. He has both feelings of sex with woman and getting sex with man also ....
There is nothing called "behaving like a gay" He might very well be bisexual and that's a perfectly normal sexual identity.
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To join the gym would be good idea for psychiatric or concentrate the brain. Because I think probably I may be this problem although I am not sure that of course I have this problem. I am in confusion that I am fit for brain or not. How would be I know or check this problem for clearly. I feel some weakness also. I am going under medicine but I don't think that there is any relief. Pls suggest me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
To join the gym would be good idea for psychiatric or concentrate the brain. Because I think probably I may be this p...
Dear friend most likely you will not have any major psychiatric illness. Probably for some reason you might be feeling stressed and low. When you are not at the best of your emotional health you will have trouble doing things with focus and concentration. You need to work on both stress management as well as improve your concentration. For stress management you coukd try some relaxation exercise and meditation. Also physical exercise work as a great stress relief mechanism. Along with the good eating and sleeping habits help as well. Engaging yourself into other activities like reading gardening walking listening to good music and even helping someone in need all these things helps you begin a positive cycle. And following tips will help you with concentration. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. If you have further question or need personal help feel free to contact me hope this helps wishing you very best,
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Can anyone pls suggest me some natural way to curb my anxiety and little bit of fairness which is there on my mind as ryt now I am not taking any of the medicines for the same just trying to get rid of this thing in a natural way.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Can anyone pls suggest me some natural way to curb my anxiety and little bit of fairness which is there on my mind as...
Relaxation is the best way to overcome anxiety. Don't worry unnecessarily. Keep yourself calm and cool. Practice deep breathing exercises. Think positively. Always believe that whatever happens is for good. Manage your work and time properly.
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My dad age is 55. We gave 7 tablets of crotonol 500mg. Now he is taking like mental upset. Now we are admitted in rajeev nursing home at hassan. So get me some good suggestion please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My dad age is 55. We gave 7 tablets of crotonol 500mg. Now he is taking like mental upset. Now we are admitted in raj...
It is the side effect of disulfiram. The use of this drug is only as an aversion agent so that if he takes alcohol while taking the drug he will have unpleasant effects and vomiting. Due to these unhappy effect the person is thought to stop taking further drinks. But only strong will power will help. For further assistance you can concern me privately
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Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
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I wanna quit smoking n I tried lots of methods but failed. Can you prescribe any medicine so that I don't get the craving. Thank You.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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I lost somebody close last years and since than feel very depressed and prefer. Kipping to myself all the time please help me?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I lost somebody close last years and since than feel very depressed and prefer. Kipping to myself all the time please...
Hello dear. I can understand. Your feeling & mood are obvious. But you have to move on. Thats d life. & that person would have never like that you live in depression my advises to you are * take life lightly * main problem is how you are reacting matters & incidence of your life & day to day * you can see half filled glass of water by two way: half is still empty (nagative attitude) or half full (positive) * take balance diet * give time for yoga * constipation should removed * you can take brahmi sankhpuspi etc ayurveda medicine * I recommended strongly, go near by ayurveda centre & take shirodhara & nashya treatment.
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I feel very weak day by day what should I do and I also think so much which slowly taken me in the depression :(

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I feel very weak day by day what should I do and I also think so much which slowly taken me in the depression :(
Hi, get your blood tested for cbc, hb%, s. Calcium, s. Ferritin and esr. Simple nutritional deficiency can cause general weakness of the body. Would advise you to take homoeopathic medicines - alfaalfa tonic and five phos. - both thrice daily, and let me know about your condition after a month. Management: daily intake more of healthy, nutritious and balanced food which includes green vegetables, seasonal fruits, salads, legumes, pulses, eggs, milk & milk products, oats, cornflakes, muesli, nuts, lean meat (chicken & few seafood), etc. Keep yourself well-hydrated by taking at least 10-12 glasses of water in a day, also increase intake of other fluids like coconut water, shikanji, jaljeera, gulkand, rooh-afza, lassi, curd, etc. Which has got cooling effect on the body during this hot summer weather. Sleep for 6-9 hrs at night and 1-2 hrs. During daytime. Avoid going out or playing under the sun, best time is after sunset. Wear a hat with broad brim, wear sunglasses whenever you are out in the sun. Don't awake late nights, follow motto of'early to bed, early to rise' avoid unnecessary exertion or stress.
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I want speed up the communication between my fore brain to permanent memory. Please advise.

Certificate Nutrition &Mental Health, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Mphil in Clinical Psychology, PG Dip Edu Counselling
Psychologist, Trivandrum
There are some brain enhancing techniques which is called cognitive training. But some vitamins are supposed to increase blood circulation to brain which is a faster method. For eg. Vitamin b3. Don't go for any chemical drugs or medicines.
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