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Dr. M.Selvaraj

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. M.Selvaraj Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Kindly suggest tips to over come the depression facing since very long time quietly.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Kindly suggest tips to over come the depression facing since very long time quietly.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite, often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I'm very afraid speaking with girls not even as friends because I'm absent minded I don't give acknowledge (hii, bye).is there any non medicines available. Help me I am 20 years old. Not only with young girls. Near by my home aslo one aunt directly said to my mother he won't response one day he wishes and one day not in very informal way. please help me.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I'm very afraid speaking with girls  not even as friends because I'm absent minded I don't give acknowledge (hii, bye...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of crab apple + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
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Sir I am doing bsc microbiology. But sir collage atmosphere irritated means the boyfriend n girlfriend. So I not focusing in ma study. Please help me sirrr.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir I am doing bsc microbiology. But sir collage atmosphere irritated means the boyfriend n girlfriend. So I not focu...
You have to realise that your college is for you to study and shape your future and you should disregard all the distractions and concentrate on studies and you can seek the help of a counsellor if you want.
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I am experiencing chest pain, discomfort on left side (front and back chest, and left upper arm). So far, doctors have performed Echo (clear, no issues indicated), TMT (when the technician stopped it, it showed Max HR 152 bpm 83% of max predicted 179 bpm. Max BP 160/100. Remarks say -" Good effort tolerance. No Angina or Arrhythmia. No Significant ST-T changes found), Endoscopy (didn't show any ulcers or any issues, normal mucosa), and Ultrasound scan of abdomen (only issue as per report is Fatty Liver measuring 17.5 cms). However, I have been to emergency room 4 times during last 1 month due to chest pain, sweating, etc. Everytime, they did ECG and Troponin tests and then sent me home after giving Pantoprazole injection. Doctor says I don't have any heart related condition. According to him, I have" Non-ulcer Dyspepsia" that is being worsened by my anxiety and panic. He has suggested - Pantodac DSR (twice a day), Atorvastatin 10 mg (at night), and Alprazolam 0.25 (at night). My cardiologist says that since TMT and Echo were normal, there is no possibility of a heart attack. I asked him whether I should undergo any further tests like CT Angiography to rule out any blockages etc. He told me very clearly that I am panicking for no reason and I should consult a psychiatrist. He says that my pain is result of anxiety and panic. I tried explaining to him that I do get anxiety and panic but it happens after I get chest pain, sweating, and breathlessness. What to do now? Should I consult another cardiologist? Is a clear TMT indicator that there is no risk of a heart attack? Is a clear Echo indicator that there are no other heart issues?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am experiencing chest pain, discomfort on left side (front and back chest, and left upper arm). So far, doctors hav...
Dear lybrate user, -you have undergone most of the tests & since they were normal the cardiologist has not advised further testing so do not panic & take the prescribed medicines, sometimes acidity also causes similar symptoms. -engage yourself in various activities like walking for 20-30 min daily, yoga, meditation & other day to day activities. -avoid spicy & fried food -give sometime to the medicines to take effect -if you donot find any improvement then go for a second opinion.
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I am a Principal of 47 years. I come in depression very soon. I can not make faithful teachers for my school. Most of the teachers do not like me. I never bhave rudely with my teachers. I talk dearly with them. But no no teacher follow mem. Most of them criticize me, Please make me successful Principal. My students.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am a Principal of 47 years. I come in depression very soon. I can not make faithful teachers for my school. Most of...
Dear sir, successful people are always well experienced in their field. Without experience no one can be perfect and therefore not successful. In your case, for how many years you were principal? moreover for how many years you managed others? you will learn to do successful things one by one when you have experience. Learn to appreciate yourself and others. Please provide answers to the above questions and I will help you with your self esteem. Take care.
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My memorizing power is going down and I'm continuously losing my hearing power as doctors are saying that by inner ear bone getting harder. What should I do to get confirm remedy.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
You may be having otosclerosis which is stiffening of bone in middle ear and cause hearing problem. It can be corrected by surgery. Consult a good ENT specialist
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Hello, I am a 23 year old Engineering student. I am not sure what to do with my life. I definitely feel that I'm not good at engineering, this thought has made me so frustrated that it has resulted in the failure in my academics. All of my friends are graduated and are doing something with their lives and here I am alone and going nowhere. I'm frustrated and sometimes I even feel like I should just die cause engineering is not my cup of tea but the thought of my family ceases me to do. What should I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hello, I am a 23 year old Engineering student. I am not sure what to do with my life. I definitely feel that I'm not ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of larch + 3 drops of hornbeam + 3 drops of elm. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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My son who is 13 years old and there is a problem with him is, he takes some time to speak the words. Pls advice what should I do to cure him. Can he speaks fluently in future.

M.D.(A.M.), BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
U need to consult some speech therapist n also take proper care at your end also. To teach n practice him properly th words he stammers or discomforts.
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Know How Pain Can be Treated by Using Heat And Cold Therapy

MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
Know How Pain Can be Treated by Using Heat And Cold Therapy

Most diseases, small or big, acute or chronic, accident or infection, have one common factor - pain. In most cases, in addition to reducing the severity of the infection or the impact to various structures from the trauma, managing pain assumes a bigger role. It is only when the pain is controlled can the bigger picture of disease management be done, as the patient would be inconsolable.

To this effect, in addition to pain killers, the most inexpensive and easily available modes of pain management are heat and cold. Though all are not aware, there are specific instances where heat and cold should be used as listed below.

Heat: Some of the common modes to heat therapy include heat pads, warm baths, paraffin wax system, hot water bottles, air-activated heat pack, or warm oils. Heat acts by improving blood circulation and nutritional supply to the body parts and is best suited for stiff joints and muscle soreness. 

Some common ways to heat therapy include:

  1. A warm shower or bath in the morning - this will ease morning stiffness and get you ready for exercise.
  2. Apply a heating pad on the sore/stiff areas for up to 20 minutes - Use optimal, bearable temperature to avoid skin burns.
  3. Wrap the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes with a moist heat pad. A wet towel can be put in the freezer and then warmed up in the microwave. Moist heat pads are also available with local pharmacies.
  4. Warm mineral oils can be applied to the stiff joints of hands and legs. Leave it in place for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off.
  5. For sore hand and foot joints, warm paraffin wax can be applied using the equipment available at drug stores. This will help ease the pain and soreness. Soak in a warm whirlpool.

Contrary to heat therapy, cold therapy acts by reducing blood flow to the affected area and numbing the nerve endings, thereby reducing the perception of pain. It works well for acute pain cases like fresh injuries and post-exercise inflammation.

  1. A cold wrap with ice cubes can be applied to the painful area for about 15 to 20 minutes. This can be repeated if required after a break.
  2. Alternately, a wet towel can be put in a plastic bag and kept in the freezer for 15 minutes and then used as a cold pack.
  3. The affected joint can be submerged in a container of ice and water.
  4. Cold gel packs are available at stores - these won't leak, will stay cold longer and can be easily wrapped around a joint.

Cryotherapy, as cold therapy is also called, is not as effective as heat therapy, though it does provide immediate relief.

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my son is 20 years old and studying B. Tech 3rd year now. He was very soft and cute upto the age of 16 years. However, during college days and till now his behavior is changed a lot. He is always likes to spent with friends, not focusing on studies, more anger, irritated. Due to this, I am disturbed a lot and some times shouts on him. In general, he is very innocent. Because of the friends, he is neglecting studies and careless. Please advice what kind of measures to be taken with my son to bring back to normal.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You son is growing up. He is in a phase of his life, where he is evolving as a seperate individual. His hormone levels are high. He is full of youth and energy and hence will have curiosity towards life. He would like to experiment with various things and will be more adventurous than before. He will argue with you do not shout at him, be firm. But do not worry, if you have given him good values till now, he will know how to handle life. Presently, he will prefer company of his friends and he might say that you are backward, orthodox etc etc. Just listen to what he says. Have open communication with him. Do not judge him for anything. Let him enjoy the freedom of being a seperate individual. He will have different views and opinions about everything in life. He is getting angry with you probably because, you are trying to restrict him. It is high time, that he takes responsibility for his own behaviour. Make him understand that if he fails in the exams, his future will get affected. You do not take responsibility for his behaviour and studies. Let him responsibility for his life. At the same time, try to understand his dreams. Guide him properly. Take him to various successful people in life. Let him interact with them. Soon he will realise, how he needs to behave. At the age of 20, present day children are a challenge for all parents. You do not have to bring your son back to normal, because I think he is normal. He is just full of energy, youth, curiosity and plenty of dreams but no life experience. Keep a check on his friend circle, so that he does not get into any kind of addictions. Give him freedom, talk to him about your worries, listen to his concerns, view points, have faith in him, let him know that he is very valuable to you. At the same time, please do not let him manipulate you. Be in control of the situations as a father. All the best.
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My wife is creating problems for small small things n I have given more love but she is playing drama n vil cry for everything. Even I have not done anything to wrong her. I don't no y she is doing like this for me. Please give me suggestion.

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. I can understand. I suppose you are married for more than 5 years. You know your wife better. You can always talk to her to find out why she is behaving in this manner. Be patient. Get the reasons and please let me know. As you are loving, she is bound to talk to you. Alternatively you can book an online consultation session with me so that I can talk to you and your wife regarding the issue and provide remedial measures. Take care.
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What should I do if I know someone who appears to have all of the symptoms of a serious mental disorder?

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
What should I do if I know someone who appears to have all of the symptoms of a serious mental disorder?
It depends what mental disorder the person is suffering from, sometimes a counseling by a psychiatrist is ok to bring the patient back to normal and sometimes special attention and various tests are required to know the exact situation of the disorder, in meanwhile you can start putting 2 drops of cow ghee in each nostril of the patient, everyday. Cow ghee is the best natural medicine for not just brain patients but for everyone, and it has no side effects or expiry dates. Cow ghee reaches such places in brains where allopathic & even homeopathic medicines fails to reach. for best result make sure the cow ghee is natural. The older the ghee the best it is.
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ASPEN-A VESATILE BACH REMEDY TO FACE UNKNOWN FEAR

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
ASPEN-A VESATILE BACH REMEDY TO FACE UNKNOWN FEAR
Aspen is useful in management of vague and unknown fear. The aforesaid symptom is otherwise called “free floating anxiety” in psychiatry. The fear comes of its own and after remaining for an hour or more, goes off its own. Also, aspen is useful when you have to go to any office for the first time to get job done. Hesitation with strangers, this remedy is almost specific for shyness and timidity.
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Sir I am doing smoking is their any way to quet smoking please tell me sir. And also I have abdominal problem give me ans plz.

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. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine 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 smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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I was suffering from cold intolerance this summers. Now I feel little better. But I got my test done and found that my insulin levels are low and sugar is also low. Sugar = 74 and lnsulil 1.16.plz tell me what is this condition. I am also suffering from anxiety and I can't sleep at night. please help.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I was suffering from cold intolerance this summers. Now I feel little better. But I got my test done and found that m...
Hi! This condition is hypoglycemia that is low glucose level. One shld consume lots of carbohydrate good as well as high fiver diet. Anxiety can be solved naturally once you bring back your sugar to normal range. If you still face anxiety problem then you can definitely contact me either through text chat or call me when you find difficulty to manage.
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I got many failures in my life. Now, I don't feel to do much in my life. However I want to become very successful in my life. I hear noises of people who has given me taunts in the past. What should I do? I am under psychiatrist treatment since 2013.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I got many failures in my life. Now, I don't feel to do much in my life. However I want to become very successful in ...
Dear Lybrate user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Mentally Retarded Children - How Homeopathy Can Help?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, PG HOM (London), CCH, CGO, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Mentally Retarded Children - How Homeopathy Can Help?

If your child is suffering from mental retardation, homeopathy can help. A system of complementary medicine, homeopathy works on the dictum of ‘like treats like’. It is able to treat some of the toughest disorders and illnesses that allopathy finds hard to contain.

Mental retardation: Definition

  • Mental retardation is a blanket term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language milestones during childhood.
  • The adult manifests a below-normal intellectual capacity too.Such people have an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or below.
  • They usually have developmental disabilities, developmental delay, or learning difficulties.

Signs

These signs should alert parents and spur them to see a doctor-

  1. If your child learns to sit up, to crawl, or to walk later than other children
  2. Trouble speaking and forming words, remembering things, and having trouble understanding social rules
  3. Trouble solving problems
  4. Trouble thinking logically

What needs to be made clear is that poor academic performance by itself is not a sign of mental retardation. It can be due to multifarious reasons like behaviour problems.

Causes of mental retardation

  1. Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are the most common genetic causes of mental retardation.
  2. Problems during pregnancy and birth
  3. Rubella infection in pregnant mother
  4. Iodine deficiency in mothers
  5. Malnutrition is a common cause of reduced intelligence in children.

Here are some homoeopathic remedies for the treatment of mental retardation. All you have to keep in mind is to treat this article as a guide and take medicines only under the guidance of a certified and trained homeopath.

  1. Abrotanum: This remedy works when your child shows marked emaciation of legs, has ageing, flabby, and loose skin, and he cannot hold up his head.
  2. Baryta carb: This homeopathy remedy is very effective in treating cretinism which is marked by a dwarfish appearance, mental retardation, with swollen abdomen, puffy face, enlarged glands, thick lips and short stature. Such children also show delayed milestones like learning to walk and speak.
  3. Calcarea carb: When your child presents symptoms like obesity, a chalky look with red face, large belly, large head, pale skin, soft bones, increased sweating, mental slowness, de¬layed skills-walking, talking, etc., this remedy is indicated.
  4. Medorrinum: The remedy is prescribed by homeopaths when your child presents symptoms like dullness and sluggishness, extreme forgetfulness, imbecility, impatience, irritability, difficulty in concentration etc. The remedy is very good for treating delusions, hallucinations, and illusions.

There are other things that you as a parent can do to help your intellectually disabled child like learn everything you can about intellectual disabilities. This way you can guide your child to live a near-normal life successfully. Also get your child involved in group activities like art classes, drawing etc. This will help him learn social skills and become more independent. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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