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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....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.
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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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Recently I feel my self drifting from everything like office, friends, good cloths, I have lots of financial burden, unable to cope with my salary, Husband is not earning, grownup daughters, No bank deposit, have to maintain high lifestyle being related to highclass. Now a days very nervous and kids started complaining that I am changed and My behavior is irritating. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Recently I feel my self drifting from everything like office, friends, good cloths, I have lots of financial burden, ...
This, at the face of it, seems like depression. A detailed evaluation will be needed to evaluate the exact diagnosis. But it appears that this should respond well to treatment. In order to help you better, we will need certain more details like: similar episodes in the past, any other psychological problems in the past, any other medical illnesses and medicines that you may be on. Please get a complete hemogram, TSH and vitamin B12 levels done. Medicines such as fluoxetine or venlafaxine could work very well for you. Besides these, you must start exercising 30 minutes per day even though you may not be feeling like doing so. Go out and meet friends and well wishers even if you dont feel like doing so. Sleep no more than 8 hours a day and no less than 6 hours. Do not lie down on the bed during day. Do not ignore food even though appetite may not be great. These measures will help you. Take care!
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How to overcome social anxiety, in a quick, economical way,

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Social anxiety can occur if you are judging yourself. Stop judging yourself. No one is perfect. Also if you want you can do skill building which will help you to be more confident in social gatherings. Practice what you want to say in front of the mirror. Anticipate how the conversation will flow and prepare yourself with what to say. Learn to talk slowly and clearly. Learn how to stand, sit etc( social etiquettes) and build your confidence. Body language plays an important role in sending out non verbal cues to other people. Mastering your body language and gestures will also help you overcome social anxiety. Remember that other people also feel anxious in social gatherings. This will help you to ease off some pressure on you. And you don't have to share intimate details of your life with them. Choose some common safe topics like weather, cars, sports, movies etc or whatever you find that works in your society and talk on those subjects. Good luck.
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Everyday I am getting negative thoughts whoever insulted me in the past that persons and incidents are disturbs me and I can not control it. Sometimes I am crying and beat myself. I do not have concentration on studies. Which doctor should I meet? Either psychiatrist or psychologist?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Everyday I am getting negative thoughts whoever insulted me in the past that persons and incidents are disturbs me an...
You should consult a psychologist as surely a counselling is required in your case---------------------
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I guess I have borderline personality disorder. I studied the symptoms thats why I feel it. I feel depressed and full of anxiety. Looking forward for your reply. Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I guess I have borderline personality disorder. I studied the symptoms thats why I feel it. I feel depressed and full...
Even if you have read about the symptoms please visit a doctor who can help determine whether your assessment is accurate or not. The view and ability a professional has cannot be underrated and that person is specifically qualified to give you a more accurate diagnosis. Relying on your assumption may mislead the whole therapy. It will really help you to meet with a doctor, please.
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I feel really depressed when I loose something and my head started paining and water started coming from my eyes.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I feel really depressed when I loose something and my head started paining and water started coming from my eyes.
Dear lybrate user. Here I need clarification that whether you have been like this by personality or you have become quiet sensitive since some days or months. If I consider you to be like this since childhood than there is nothing to worry. Every person when looses something close and dear to him feels terrible, its just the expression or external behavior which is different. Every person on this earth is different and we all fall on a range of personality traits say for example from extroversion to introversion. This range for a person is predecided by the genes he is having and getting expressed, while exactly where a person will fall is decided by his upbringing that is the environmental factors. So everyone is born with a rubber band personality traits which has a range to which it can be stretched but the exact stretch is decided by his upbringing for the initial 18 years. There is nothing wrong to be sensitive or anxious when there is a significant event like a loss of something close to you. You rather accept it as these are normal human emotions. But if I consider that this is something new happening to you since a while say few months, than for sure you have some underlying depressive illness which needs to be evaluated. For further queries get in touch. Take care
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I am eighteen years old. I am only 5.5ft height. I need height again more. Will I get it sir/madam. Could you please tell me the measures to gain height. Pls I am totally depressed.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am eighteen years old. I am only 5.5ft height. I need height again more. Will I get it sir/madam. Could you please ...
No need to depress. When there's hope, why are you hopeless. At 18 ht increase diminishes. But it is reported that ht may increase upto 22 years too and rare cases are there where ht increased uoto 25 years too. But there's no majic for it. You have to work hard. Sprints, stretching exercises, practice of pranayam, hanging exercises, soorya namaskar and yoga postures alongwith high protein diet enriched with iron can do wonders when combined with highly antioxidant and growth herbs. Pl note that alone the herbs can't give you ht increase. Work on it. Food, herbs, exercises, pranayam and desi cow milk and it's products are sure shot improvers. So be happy. Some factors like hereditary also counts.
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I have felling depression and cry and worried some time but I don't know why this is affect me please help me sir/ madam.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have felling depression and cry and worried some time but I don't know why this is affect me please help me sir/ ma...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush some cashew nuts to powder 2. Take 1 tsp of cashew nut powder 3. Add 1 cup of warm milk 4. Mix well 5. Drink every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex surely you will get results.
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I smocked pot for past 1 year on regular basis. Now I became a skinny guys and my weight is reduced. How can I rebuilt my body again? Help me I m not able to quit weed too. Help me.

Dnb(psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Allahabad
You would only be able to rebuilt your body by leaving weed. For this you can try narcotics anonymous meeting. Try seeing a psychiatrist for detoxification.
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HII. I AM 28 . I think I am suffering from depression . From past one year I feel as if I am stuck up with life. Life has become stagnant. I cry for hours and that time dnt feel like talking to anybody except my best friend as she consoles me to a great extent. I feel like doing something to myself to overcome al the stress bt at times gets scared so try shortcuts by either by being alone or else trying some sleep inducing pills so that at least for some time I can be at a relaxing state of mind. I have always been a short tempered person bt eventually have felt that my anger has become uncontrollable. I have never tried to hurt anybody physically bt at the same time eventually I have so many tried hurt myself. I feel like leaving everything as I feel there is nobody to whom I can open to , or who will support. I dnt know what to do as lately I have lost interest in doing things . I like doing nothing. What should I do?

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
HII. I AM 28 .
I think I am suffering from depression . From past one year I feel as if I am stuck up with life. Life...
hello Bhavya Felt really very bad after hearing your story, but one thing is good about you that you have one Friend with whom you can open up and share everything. now at this stage of life you feel emptiness in everything which need to be fulfilled. I think you should work upon your area of depression. make a list which things makes you more irritating. try to solve those questions.it is the matter of life simple psychotic medicines will not give of result.
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Doctor, I am a degree final year student. I have memory problems. I can not remember what I studied at the exams. What will be a solution?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are tense and stressed for sure and this makes remembering a problem. Meet with a counselor and deal with that situation for better memory. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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 are 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 junk food.
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Where to start first of all I'm sorry if this post is to long but I have to get it out some way I'm barely hanging on I'm so depressed and anxious it's unbearable and the none stop thoughts of dying is with me all day and night I just can't cope with reality at all barely able to function especially.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Where to start first of all I'm sorry if this post is to long but I have to get it out some way I'm barely hanging on...
You are suffering from depression and that makes you feel sad and living life worthless. You need to start treatment as early as possible. Till you consult anyone, follow some suggestions - Never stay alone, share whatever thoughts u have with your near and dear ones - depression is completely treatable - don't lose hope
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I want to stop drinking alcohol and I want stop smoking also please give suggestion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must, on a war footing, exercise restraint and stop the use of all these substances. Since you have probably tried and found it extremely difficult I suggest you do one of the following: It sounds like you are in an advanced stage of alcoholism and tobacco use and need admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help deal with this problem. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by yourself because you have become addicted to alcohol and tobacco and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that you can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. you will have a serious reaction, if you consume even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that you do not only consume the medication but you are also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking in particular and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. If you are not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick you up, after you are completely drunk, and admit you by force. This will however, require the wife and family’s consent. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions.
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I am suffering from anxiety for over 4 weeks. What should I do? Please tell best medications exercises?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from anxiety for over 4 weeks. What should I do? Please tell best medications exercises?
Homoeopathic treatment ACONITE NAPELLUS 200 ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water twice daily ALPHA T.S Drops ( Wilmar Schwab India) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 time daily ACONITE NAPELLUS 200 ----During acute anxious state of mind start take ACONITE 200 1-2 drop direct on tongue every 5-10 minutes until symptoms subsides. Shruti the above medicines will help you 100% but always keep one thing in mind that Anxiety at your age has a solid cause and to beat this anxiety it is important to remove that cause from your life. I want that you adopt naturopathy in your life style nd for that I will recommend you to do BHRAMARI PRANAYAM daily morning as this Pranayam is a very good stress burster nd relieve you from anxiety related problems. 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each little finger near a nostril 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. 4.Use your Little fingers to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. 5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat three times Tips • Always do what is most comfortable for you. If any of these exercises makes you feel light-headed or uncomfortable, stop or slow down immediately. Take breaks often as necessary. • If you have a medical condition, consult with your doctor before doing pranayama. For example, if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, labored breathing, a hernia, or any other condition that could be exacerbated by especially fast, deep, or intense breathing, you may have to modify or skip some of the following exercises. • Make sure your nose isn’t stuffy. Nostril breathing is crucial in yoga, so if you have a head cold, you won’t be able to complete these exercise. • Don’t suck in your gut. Unless otherwise noted, it’s important that you relax your stomach muscles when doing yoga breathing exercises; when they’re held tight like a corset, you can’t take oxygen as deeply into your lungs. •If you prefer to do Pranayam in the evening, do it on an empty stomach; keep a several-hour gap between your meals and Pranayam. •Sit comfortably with your spine erect. You can sit in the traditional lotus position or simply make yourself comfortable in a chair. For additional tips, •It’s preferable to practice Pranayam in the morning.
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I lost somebody who is very close to me then I have feel depressed and can not do without him and suffering very hard fever since 3 day please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nellore
I lost somebody who is very close to me then I have feel depressed and can not do without him and suffering very hard...
It is natural to feel sad when we lose someone dear to us. Try to remember the good times you shared and work it in a positive direction. Get treated for your fever. Its unrelated to your loss.
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I am 44 year old married female suffering from pain at a point in the lower part of my right breast. I am also feeling sick as if fever with total body pain since two months. My period cycle is 28 days and discharging clotted blood at the starting of the period of every month. Kindly suggest me for treatment. I am very afraid of breast cancer.

Diploma in Radio Therapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Chennai
I am 44 year old married female suffering from pain at a point in the lower part of my right breast. I am also feelin...
Any symptom in Breast, such as swelling, redness and especially pain shouldn't be taken lightly. I would suggest you to get a Mammogram of both the breasts and get a routine blood test (Hemoglobin, Total count, Differential Count), ultrasound of the abdomen and a chest x ray. Also consult a Gynecologist with your reports. In case of any doubts with your reports you can consult me. Do not delay your mammogram anymore.
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My Mother Had History Of Depression From 2002 to 2003, Know She Having It Again From October 2013 To Till Present. Please suggest?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your mother may have had an episodal depression back in 2002-3 i.e. Some event would have triggered the depression. After that she may have been fine because she had overcome the effects of that episode. The recurrence may be due to another event or something may have reminded her of that precious event to stimulate the recurrence. My other guess is that she has some vulnerability in her make-up that she succumbs to stress easily. Here comes my second concern: she may not have sought counseling at any time from the first attack, and so she has not developed skills to cope with pressure. You have not mentioned anything about medication, and how she was weaned off of it. This time make sure that mom gets some help with talk therapy, that way she can ensure that there are no relapses in the future.
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Sir my hair is lost daily by daily only 50-60% hair is left. My head. Please help me, I am very depressed.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Sir my hair is lost daily by daily only 50-60% hair is left. My head. Please help me, I am very depressed.
Protein-rich foods such as fish, and iron-rich foods such as dates, raisins and liver, all help strengthen the hair shaft, which leads to less hair loss. Vitamin c enables good absorption of iron, and citrus fruits are the best sources of this vitamin. Vitamin e has several positive effects on the skin and hair. Consuming avocado, nuts and olive oil provides a fair amount of vitamin e to your body.
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I am 32 years man working in govt job, having 1-1/2 year disabled daughter with left limb deformed. Thinking about her disability, often I am under immense depression.

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 32 years man working in govt job, having 1-1/2 year disabled daughter with left limb deformed. Thinking about he...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand your emotion. But there is very little we can do about it except pray allah. You can consult a bone specialist to get it corrected. Take care.
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