Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Malaiappan M

Psychiatrist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Malaiappan M Psychiatrist, Chennai
400 at clinic
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
More about Dr. Malaiappan M
Dr. Malaiappan M is a popular Psychiatrist in Tambaram, Chennai. He is currently associated with Doctors Plaza in Tambaram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Malaiappan M on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 28 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

No 5, Doctors Plaza, Voc Street, shanmugam road, Tambaram. Landmark: Near United Bank, Opp to SBI & Thillai Building, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
400 at clinic
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

View All Services

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sleep After Learning Can Enhance Your Memory

At a Glance:

Experts have long known that there is an important link between sleep and learning
Sleep deprived mice experienced less dendritic growth than well-rested mice after a learning task
Deep sleep results in actual physical changes in the brain
Trying to learn something new? Have a big exam coming up? New research suggests that sleep plays a pivotal role in your brain's ability to learn new information.
Learn first, then get a good night's sleep in order to encourage learning and memory retention.
One of the major explanations for why we sleep is known as the information consolidation theory, which suggests that one of the primary functions of sleep is to process information that has been acquired and stored throughout the day.

"We've known for a long time that sleep plays an important role in learning and memory. If you don't sleep well you won't learn well" a new study that explores the mechanisms behind this process.
2 people found this helpful

I know everything. But then too I feel that im not feeling mentally same as I used to do before. Why I feel this way? as if I have forgot myself and enthusiasm in things which was my world. This used to happen before but not in such intensity since last 10 days. Since 10 days ago my best friend's mother died. N I felt terrible sad for him since his just 20 and his life n future turned upside down. That made be so sad that I also cried n it was my first time that I ever went to funeral (hindu funeral. Since then I was like in state of ultimate sadness and I forgot everything I think. My plans my future my life way to live happy. I started feeling everyone gonna die life is meaningless. N bored to live felt to suicide. Since then I struggled a lot to clear my mind. N got lots of negative thoughts. So it was like conflict between negative n positive thoughts of myself. I felt like I even forgot how to think. My perspective changed. So I got worried that my perspective changed. A perspective by which we see world the way we do n make all plans all gone. As if a memory wipe. Since them im struggling to get back to my original self I tried lots of things like meditation, yoga, going out with friend. Visiting positive places like temples etc. N it helped me is someway but still I feel im not completely fine.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I know everything. But then too I feel that im not feeling mentally same as I used to do before. Why I feel this way?...
It's common that sometimes when we witness sad events, we also experience sadness. But it should not remain long. We should be able to come out of that and carry on with our daily routine. That is how life is. Death is inevitable. Everyone should accept it. As long as we are alive we should do good and make our life worthy. Its good that you are doing meditation and yoga. Continue that b'cas it gives you mental strength to carry out different activities.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 72 yrs. Old male. An year ago I used to walk 6 km. Every day in the evenings without any difficulty. But of late I am not able to walk even 3 km. Also I get out of balance very often and likely to fall down. I cannot drive two wheeler. Car I can drive with much strain. I think I am suffering from parkinson' s disease. I am taking syndopa plus 125mg half tab three times in a day half an hour before each meal. Is there any pmt. Remedy. Please advise.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. You have to remain under supervision of a neurophysician because your pathology of parkinson' s disease is best managed by them. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi Please let me know about past life regression therapy?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, there is nothing called past life regression therapy. Please explain what you want to know in this aspect? I will try to explain in detail. Take care.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I'm going through depression and I'm unable to do anything I tried harming my self twice unknowingly ,for that min I try to harm myself at the same time il say myself no and stop it and again continue to the same ,I'm really going through lot of pressure when I'm alone I'm not able to divert my mind ,is it any serious mental illness ?should I under go any treatment?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I'm going through depression and I'm unable to do anything I tried harming my self twice unknowingly ,for that min I ...
Hi lybrate-user, Of course you need to undergo treatment and counselling for the same. Harming yourself is a serious issue, it is dangerous to you as well as those who really cares you and for those who are affectionate to you that is your parents, siblings and friends come secondary. For those who brought up so many years, how much they would have struggled to bring you up just imagine and see, it is really difficult. You have no rights to harm, instead you should be strong enough. I wanted to know more about you, to help you come out of this problem soon.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir, I am suffering from stammering since childhood age. Presently I am 27 years old and even suffering from severe stammering, due to which I am unable to find out suitable job for me. And In daily life stammering bothering me. I am in too much tension and need your help. Waiting for your reply hopefully.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Hello lybrate-user. As your problem has been since childhood, it's deep rooted. You need regular speech therapy and counselling. Your family members also have to be councelled.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

BSAM
Acupressurist, Chennai
Control your Anxiety:

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).
These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.
Examples of anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. A person can have more than one anxiety disorder.
Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment.
Acupuncture Treatment for Anxiety:
The realities of treating anxiety are that different people require different treatments, even when suffering from the same type of anxiety. That's because different people have different personalities, different needs, and of course, different symptoms. That's why to get a personalized treatment and depending on root cause Acupuncture will give long lasting results,
1 person found this helpful

I had smoked marijuana and was diagnosed by anxiety disorder. But it has been 3 years and yet i am unable to travel alone or do rigorous exercises.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You need to determine the underlying causes for anxiety and develop awareness and skills to become more confident, less fearful and find your strengths which will help you to deal with problems more efficiently. You can go to a counselling psychologist in your city for this. I am from Bangalore and offer Skype sessions besides face to face interaction.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I can not concentrate on study. What should i do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
Decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from depressed for last 10 years I am working as a executive in chemical company .How I can reduce depressed.Please tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from depressed for last 10 years I am working as a executive in chemical company .How I can reduce dep...
You must go and meet with a counselor too immediately, apart from the medication, for the best results. 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.
9 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Borderline Personality Disorder - Causes And Symptoms

DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Borderline Personality Disorder - Causes And Symptoms

Personality refers to the enduring and habitual patterns of behaviour, cognition, emotion, motivation and ways of relating to others. In simpler terms, it's the persona we have for the world to see and interact with. If these patterns or ways of relating with others become nonadaptive or pathological, a personality disorder develops.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is such a disorder of personality that causes mood swings, self-esteem issues, impulsive behavior and recurrent self-harm behaviour. It is very difficult to lead a normal life with these varied psychological issues.

The symptoms begin to appear from early childhood but they take a serious form only when one reaches adulthood. Issues with behavior and emotion are difficult to treat, people suffering from this illness should be willing to spend a lot of time and be dedicated towards his/her recovery. Through treatments and therapies, they do make significant improvements over time.

Causes
The exact cause of borderline personality disorder is not known but various reasons have been hypothesised as possible aetiology. Neuro-chemical disturbance in the brain, genetic vulnerability, some kind of childhood trauma like abandonment, death, neglect and/ or sexual abuse are probable causes of the disease. Prolonged and chronic stress/ anxiety may also lead to triggering of BPD symptomatology in vulnerable individuals later in life.

Symptoms

  • Prolonged dysthymia/ sadness
  • Feeling lonely/ misfit
  • Emotional dysregulation or Frequent mood swings
  • Significant interpersonal issues
  • Self-Injurious behaviour like making cuts in skin, burning, pricking etc

These symptoms are warning signs of borderline personality disorder and should be paid attention to:

  • Abandonment issue - People suffering from BPD have serious abandonment issues. They have an intense fear that they would be left alone and often act out to restrict their love ones from leaving. Sometimes their strategy is to not get too close to protect themselves from being left alone, so they appear aloof.
  • Disturbed self-image - People have self-esteem issues, they sometimes love or hate themselves or see themselves as evil. They have unclear goals, views, beliefs and often end up changing their friends, lovers, jobs, sexual identity frequently.
  • Dysfunctional relationships - It is very difficult to maintain a normal relationship for people with personality disorder. They tend to have quick short-lived relationships and get put off very easily which leads to a lot of heartbreak.

Suicidal tendencies and frequent self-harm behaviour like cutting skin using blades/ sharp objects are common.

Drugs and alcohol abuse, eating disorders and sexual promiscuity are other forms of self-destructive behaviour commonly encountered in this population. Extreme aggression, delusions, transitional Psychotic states are other possible symptoms of BPD.

Love and support from family and friends are crucial for patients suffering from this disease. Prolonged counseling sessions, therapies and the effort to break away from the chronic gloomy thoughts will definitely lead one to a better life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist and ask a free question.

2705 people found this helpful

What medicines are available for improving memory capacity within 2 weeks (Memory booster) with no side effects plzzz help me my boards are getting close need a good memory help me plzz. Thk uuu.

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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hey Dr. My memory become week what should do. Whatever I studied in past I have forgot. If work yesterday today become clean many thing. If am too confuse from this. Plc help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If your level of stress is too much it can affect your memory. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. 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, 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. 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. 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.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 48 years old suffering schizophrenia. Taking medicine sulpitac 50. Which are the precautions to avoid next attack from schizophrenia?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
It is very good medicine. Dose is very less. You take few or minimum risk, keep busy in positive things, avoid addiction, keep engaged in pranayam etc. In that way you can protect urself from next recurrence of dis.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

How to increase my mind?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
Reading books, travelling, listening to elders experience, attending college, gaining knowledge will increase mind and vision as well.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

मैं 36 वर्षीय महिला हूँ. सरवाइकल व बाॅडी पेन की समस्या से पीड़ित हूँ. उपचार बताएँ?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
मैं 36 वर्षीय महिला हूँ. सरवाइकल व बाॅडी पेन की समस्या से पीड़ित हूँ. उपचार बताएँ?
Do neck exercise regularly and take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 20 years old. I frequently get depressed without any reasons. How can I overcome this?

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 20 years old. I frequently get depressed without any reasons. How can I overcome this?
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? counseling and adjustment therapy should help you. Take care.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

One of my relative, 40 yrs female who is diagonized with schizophrenia has been using Respodal 2mg & Pacetane 2mg both grinded together and taken daily for last 6 years. Does this medicine have any effect on Menstrual cycle, after taking this she is having irregular periods, for this she did consult Dr. and used some medicine and she did have menstrual cycle once in a while not regular but finally was told may due to her age (40 yrs) she ie nearing to menopause. But recently she had gone out of station and she was not on medicine (i. E Respodal & Pacetane) she had a menstrual cycle after almost 7 months and having not taken medicine for 10 days she again started taking medicine after 10 days gap now she is having tingling on hands and she wakes up all of a sudden in night and need to message the arms. What can be the reason behind this? Earlier she also had problem like tongue has been pulled inside or twisted. Does the taking of this medicine effect Heart too.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
One of my relative, 40 yrs female who is diagonized with schizophrenia has been using Respodal 2mg & Pacetane 2mg bot...
Yes the medicines that pt is taking esp for the prob of schizophrenia are having quite a lot side effects and all of the above you have mentioned may come in varying intensity in the patient as per the age, life style, mental state etc. In such condition, if you take homeopathic support along side, it can help you to recover along with minimizing the side effects of above medicines.
7 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I'm suffering sleeplessness, I sleep at 10 pm but wake up at 2.30 or odd every day and then it will take time to sleep .due to this I feel drowsy during day time, even stressed and depressed due to this and some other college work issues .my age is 18, some times my mood suddenly gets off and raises in anger can I find a solution for this please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm suffering sleeplessness, I sleep at 10 pm but wake up at 2.30 or odd every day and then it will take time to slee...
It seems stress related and at your age, there could be a lot of hormonal imbalances that could cause some disturbances that need attention. Anger may be one of the unresolved issues that are seeking resolution and is coming up at this juncture just for that. Meet with a counselor and seek some help regarding your emotions. In the meantime, you could implement some of these suggestions to improve sleep: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
5 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed