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Dr. Malaiappan M

Psychiatrist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Malaiappan M Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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.
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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.

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Sometimes I feel worthless, like no matter what I may do, how hard I may try, God doesn't give me what I want. No matter how much effort I may put in my friendship with this person he doesn't give me back the same love which I give him. I feel like my life is going nowhere. please help.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDEMS, DNHE, DYA
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Sometimes I feel worthless, like no matter what I may do, how hard I may try, God doesn't give me what I want. No mat...
Hello user, I can understand the seriousness of your problem. Try to talk your problem with your friend properly. People take time to realize others caring and affection and need confrontation. So have patience and stay positive all will be fine.
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My friend smokes a lot minimum 5-7 cig a day. Im worried about him. I know it is harmful for him so what should he do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user. Smoking is always injurious for health. Homeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops in water twice daily after meals has found to be very effective to the persons who try to quit smoking.
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Some times while talking ma nervous system high So that I cnt even say ma name or general talks Happens in months thn stops thn again started Earlier doctors told for counseling regularly.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Some times while talking ma nervous system high 
So that I cnt even say ma name or general talks
Happens in months th...
Counselling will help. You can try self control. Mediate, do yoga and have a calm mind. Anxiety may be the cause.
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I am depressed and in stress taking doses from the psychatrist. When will i be ok ?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I don't think that only medicines can take care of your depression and stress. Have an open self talk with your self and learn why u feel low. If cant do it yourself, meet some Psychotherapist or Life Coach and talk all about you, have a loud thinking. Quality life is in your hands.
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Hi. I'm 19 years old girl. I'm a first years medical student .I have my final examination within a week. And now it all happened to me. So I need physiological assistance. I had a guy as a best friend. I love him a lot. We were even physically intimate. There are lot of memories we shared together. Only till last week, when I proposed him, he said he can't accept me, since he has a girlfriend. He started to ignore me since then.& afterwards clearly mentioned he doesn't want to keep any connection with me. This was too shocking for me. I'm now in a state of mental depression. I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't study, I can't do anything. There's no way left to get back to him. The memories are haunting me like he'll. I'm afraid I will not pass the examination in this way. Please help me as fast as possible so that I may continue my normal life forgetting him. Please help me out.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi. I'm 19 years old girl. I'm a first years medical student .I have my final examination within a week. And now it a...
First of all stop thinking that you are a looser or a victim. You are none of these. What has happened is just an end result of what you had chosen for yourself- I mean - it is you who had willingly taken a decision to carry on with this friend to whatever limitsyou had chosen. You accepted him. Today, he is no longer interested, so please accept that also- this is what life has returned -it could be good or it has turned out to be bad, gather yourself once again and become the bright student who got admission in medical, why waste life on someone who is least bothered, so, think about other people who really love you, do not want anything else but your good-like your parents.
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Hi. Does anyone here have Cyclothymia? I was diagnosed in Dec and really struggling to manage it. Any support much appreciated please help

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. Cyclothymia a mental state characterized by marked swings of mood between depression and elation; bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Take care.
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My sister has been under medication for the last 15 years and changing the doctors for every three to five years. But there is no improvement. All of a sudden become furious and talks illogically not having connection and scolds either her husband or mother or someone she hates for that moment with all abusive language and continues the said attitude for day or two and thereafter she behaves as if nothing is happend. Whether it can be cured or not

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Is someone monitoring her medication? If she is not taking her dosage as it is meant to be, she will have these relapses. You don?t mention a diagnosis so it is difficult to answer your question about cure. It is also ill-advised to change doctors so often. It is alright to go for alternative consultation and only if the opinion differs drastically with reasons to back that difference, will you need to change doctors. My biggest concern is whether she has been availing therapy alongside the medication. I suspect that that is not the case. In which case, I am not surprised by these developments. Kindly get her to a professional for intense therapy. In case this behavior should continue and it becomes unbearable, she may have to get some ECTs done. I am sure the psychiatrists will consider this as a last option. Please keep the doctor notified of these developments as and when it happens.
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I am a student. I am not able to concentrate on my studies and I have no stress and tension but when I try to study I am not able to do. Please suggest me something so that I concentrate on my studies.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am a student. I am not able to concentrate on my studies and I have no stress and tension but when I try to study I...
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only human including pets. Parrots are talking and dogs are dancing. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds it is like love issues. Still not able to concentrate go for counselling help in person or audio/video. Please give us feedback after trying for weekdays.
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My wife is now suffering mental illness. But now ok doctors prescribed olanzo 5 mg and nexito 5 mg past 2 years My question is that will this medicine be continued for lifetime or not.she is now perfectly alright will there any health effects ?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My wife is now suffering mental illness. But now ok doctors prescribed olanzo 5 mg and nexito 5 mg past 2 years My qu...
For mental illness the allopathic medicine is to be taken for a long time of 5 years even if they seem to be allright.
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Im in relationship. I love my girlfriend very much. I feel like that she is my mother to me. She is also like that only. She loves me equally like me. We are living like husband and wife but not yet married. That much love affection care that we have on each other. But whats my problem is that in her past she loved someone .and break up with him. Im the second to her. I can not accept her past things. Its really paining for me. For this I suffered a lot and bad thoughts are coming to my mind. So im getting sad and make my lover also sad. She consoles me. But still can not accept this. I can not live without her. She ia my soul. But for these bad thoughts what shall I do for that ? Pls help me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Your love is immature and possessive which is more dangerous than cancer. True love is beyond doubts. You can not change the past. But, you can change your thought about the past. Since you are 21, your lover must also be around 20 who may not make right decisions regarding love (past one). She loves you in the present. You are digging out the past which nobody can change. Practicing forgiveness and unconditional love will lead you to a divine love-life. Hell? (past) or heaven? (present)= the choice is yours.
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I am 68 years old. I now lack concentration in jobs. Irregular bowl habits. Sticky cough, water flowing frequently from nose. Stool keeps passing while wiping it off. Disturbed sleep if no medicine taken. Prosted is said to be enlarged. Lever also said to be fatty. Kindly advise.

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, I can understand your condition. Prostate gland enlargement is a common problem now a days and the treatment provided should suffice. Fatty lever is also common and need not to be worried. Please work with your doctor for a cure. Do not be anxious or worry. Believe everything will be alright. Should be good if you take motivation therapy through mobile. I will provide you motivation therapy through mobile if you desire so. Take care.
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I always think negative.(negative mind) what shall I do. How i will overcome from this problem. My age is 28.

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 always think negative.(negative mind) what shall I do. How i will overcome from this problem. My age is 28.
Dear user. I can understand. Your mind's job is to think. If you allow you to think without having control over it, it will always wander into negative territories. You should train yourself to keep your thoughts under your control. Cognitive therapy will help you in this case. Take care.
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Hi dis is madhu im having the habit of smoking. My age is 25. Is there any prob while of having sex and loosing of weight.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi dis is madhu im having the habit of smoking. My age is 25. Is there any prob while of having sex and loosing of we...
Yes, tobacco smoking can cause weight loss and each cigarette has the ability to effect your erectile capacity and will finally lead to impotence. Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. Smoking uses the respiratory system and gives you a faster kick. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke and chew tobacco: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga) or chewing, and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may 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 tobacco. 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. 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.
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Are You Suffering From Adjustment Disorder?

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Are You Suffering From Adjustment Disorder?

What Is Adjustment Disorder
Adjustment disorder is considered to be a group of conditions, which usually occur when a person experiences difficulty in coping with the stressful life events. These usually include relationship issues, job issues or the demise of a loved one. The incapacity to adjust to stressful events leads to psychological and sometimes physical symptoms.


Symptoms of Adjustment Disorder
The psychological and physical symptoms linked with adjustment disorder occur either during or instantly after a stressful event. The disorder only lasts for 6 months, but the symptoms might continue if the stressor has not been removed. The symptoms might vary from person to person.

The psychological symptoms are anxiety, crying, impulsiveness, lack of concentration, low or loss of self esteem, feeling hopeless, sad or trapped, and withdrawn attitude along with suicidal tendencies.

These physical symptoms can include trembling, twitching of the muscles, soreness, body pain, insomnia, indigestion and fatigue.

Adjustment disorder might display psychological and physical symptoms separately or together.

Types of Adjustment Disorder

There are 6 adjustment disorders and each one of them is associated with different symptoms:
1) Adjustment disorder with depressed mood: People diagnosed with this suffer from feelings of hopelessness and sadness is often related with crying. Also, a person might not enjoy the activities, which he earlier enjoyed.
2) Adjustment disorder with anxiety: Symptoms of this are anxiety along with being anxious, overwhelmed, and worried. People with this show less concentration and poor memory. When diagnosed in children, it is usually due to the separation anxiety from loved ones and parents.
3) Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood: In this both anxiety and depression is experienced.
4) Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct: The symptoms of this disorder are more about the involvement of the behavioral issues like starting a quarrel, reckless driving, destructing property and stealing. Teens suffering from this might become absent from school.
5) Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct: The symptoms of anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues are observed.
6) Adjustment disorder unspecified: People who are diagnosed with this type of disorder usually display symptoms those are not associated with other disorders. They exhibit more of physical symptoms and problems with family and friends or at school and workplace.

Treatment of Adjustment Disorder:
If diagnosed with an adjustment disorder, a person can definitely benefit from treatment. This is usually treated with therapy or medicines or a combination of both.
- Therapy is the first choice. A health counselor or a psychologist can give counseling and if there is a need for medication, then you might be referred to a psychiatrist.
- Medication like Nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytic, SSRI or SNRI and benzodiazepines might be prescribed for reducing the symptoms of anxiety.

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Hello doctor, i'm in love.She had broken up with me few days before.It was the relationship of 2 years.She left me n now im so depressed,sad,angry.I dont know what to do.I feel like something is missing in my life.Help me please

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Our being is made up of several layers of energies over apart from physical body. When you experience 'being in love' a part of your energy gets attached to the loved one and that is why you find it difficult to overcome the effect of separation and loss. You need to withdraw your thoughts and energies from her to reverse this effect and fill up the void created by the loss through meditation. After that you need to work with the after effect of rejection and heal your past personalities who were affected by repeated rejections from others. This will reduce or prevent the recurrence of experience of rejections
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SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
What is depression and how to deal with it.

We all have times is life when we feel sad and low. Is that a disease and does it require treatment? how to differentiate that sad feeling with depression? this is the question that comes to our mind which leads us to seek treatment from a doctor.

Depression is basically a disorder of mood where there is an reduction of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. Lack of sunlight, stressfull events such as child birth, illness, divorce, work tensions, bereavement, pain, lack of intimate relationships etc can all lead to depression.

To be classified as depression the following symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks.
Loss of interest or pleasure in anything including what you used to enjoy before.
Sleep disturbances including early wakening, excessive sleeping or inability to sleep.
Ideas of guilt or worthlessness
Decrease or increase in appetite
Inability to concentrate
Slow and sluggish thought process and movements.

As you can notice all these symptoms effect our normal daily functioning and hence requires immediate attention. Suicidal risk in particular is an emergency and needs hospitalization.

The treatment depends on the condition of the patient and there are several options. Nowadays being depressed has become a cool thing and people take antidepressants" happy pills" by themselves. This is not a healthy thing to do. You must consult a doctor and get yourself evaluated before you take any medicines.

Please feel free to ask me a private question if you need further information.

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I am having so much of angry and un control my self ,my head is heating that time, I having 2 years baby.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am having so much of angry and un control my self ,my head is heating that time, I having 2 years baby.
Hello lybrate user find out the root cause of your anger. Once that will be clear then one can work on that. Rather then working on the reactions. Your too much anger is the reaction of some issue which you left it untouched. Pls seek help speak to me online. Or opt for professional help.
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My husband age is 40. He disturbs while work burden more at office. Please suggest me.

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
My husband age is 40. He disturbs while work burden more at office. Please suggest me.
Dear user. I can understand. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. There is nothing to worry much about stress because stress is part of your body's defense mechanism. Stress is essential too. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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I am 20 years old. I have bodyache since 2 days and small fever too. Can you tell me why?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 20 years old. I have bodyache since 2 days and small fever too. Can you tell me why?
kindly follow advises given below Avoid exertion, Take Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg after food as and when required for Fever more than 99 F (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days, lot of fluids to be taken, Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc Avoid wearing synthetic and tight cloths.. Consult If Symptoms persist or worsen
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Hi, I have tonsillitis since 3 days. Fever. vertigo. Body ache. And facial neuralgia due to tonsillitis. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, I have tonsillitis since 3 days. Fever. vertigo. Body ache. And facial neuralgia due to tonsillitis. Please help.
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and tablet vertin 8 mg 1-1 for five days and take cp amoxicillin 500 mg 1-1 for five days
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