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Dr. Malaiappan M

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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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I have panic attacks but they are controlled by medication. I ran out of my medication and I can't afford a doctor to get them refilled. I have back and forth from the hospital but they only give me a three day supply. I need a refill and a doctor that is based on income, I am presently unemployed but I need my meds now. Please help.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have panic attacks but they are controlled by medication. I ran out of my medication and I can't afford a doctor to...
Panic attacks maybe controlled by medicines, but they are rooted in your thinking- they are triggered by your perception. If you really wish to get rid of the problem take psychotherapy/ counselling sessions along with medicines. Depending on medicines for relief will only result in a lifetime dependence on medicines with increasing dosages.
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I am 27 years old and I have much stress. Sometimes I behave abnormal due to stress. What can I do to release the stress and to control my Mind.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I am 27 years old and I have much stress. Sometimes I behave abnormal due to stress. What can I do to release the str...
Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, relaxation techniques etc will reduce your stress,
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I am suffering from fever last night and pain my chest, hand almost full body pain and vomiting last night what I can do plss help.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I am suffering from fever last night and pain my chest, hand almost full body pain and vomiting last night what I can...
Take tab combiflam twice a day after meals for fever but it is advisable that you get investigated for fever to get its proper treatment.
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What kind of diet is good for students who are under depression due to exams and all this stuffs?

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
What kind of diet is good for students who are under depression due to exams and all this stuffs?
Dear lybrate-user, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provide easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Take care.
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I am 26 year old male, an unmarried. But from last one month my concentration power is going down and many time I forgot for few minute what I am right now doing (like short time memory loss), and any time a mood for sex. So that I can't concentrated on my study.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must meet with a counselor to discuss your stress which may be causing a lot of these problems. Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I am a 43yr old male married with a 5 year old child. I am suffering from depression from last 10months. Before that I was living a normal life. I am a working employee. And during this last 10 months I lost interest in life. I don't feel like doing anything. I stopped going out or meet friends and relatives. I just stay at home on weekends either continuously watching TV or browsing the net. My appetite has gone low. I have disturbed sleep. And feel very low in the mornings. I don't talk to my wife nor spend time with my daughter. I am always worried I may loose my job and my family would be destroyed due to my condition. Previously I had depression in 2009 it was for 6-7 months. I suffered depression for the first time in 1996 for a few months again in 2002 for more than an year. During that period I also tried committing suicide by consuming sleeping pills. I tried medication during all this bouts of depression but never completed the course. I don't find any particular reason for finding myself in dep, session. I have stopped allopathy medication due to side effects. I am on homeopathy medication from last 3 months. But I am not finding any difference. Rather I'm feeling more depressed. I am loosing hope.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a 43yr old male married with a 5 year old child. I am suffering from depression from last 10months. Before that ...
You have been in treatment in fits and starts and so has your illness. The lack of consistency is one major problem in your approach in the treatment of this condition. The second big drawback is that you have not combined therapy with the medication. It is absolutely a must to work with a counselor and deal with so many other aspects f this condition that in isolation medication cannot be give you the total benefits of combined therapies. The third worst thing that you are doing is to regulate the medication on your own. That is very immature and can only lead to regular relapses. You have what is an anger-related depression and so there will be violence towards self in the form of suicide: you have become your worst enemy. This anger may be rooted in your childhood and it will help to investigate that and locate the genesis and treat the same with some therapy. In the meantime you can follow these simple rules too: 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 scotching 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: you have a wife and beautiful child. If they don?t experience love from you they may themselves lose the motivation and become depressed. In fact your child is already carrying your genes! Work with a counselor who 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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 calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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My son is suffering from cerebellum atrophy from last 4 years I am using anti-epilepsy medicine and present is condition is he is bedridden he can fill pain, hot ,cold i.e skin sense rest all sense are not working. Kindly advice me what I have to do. Really we are troubling a lot. We are ready to give to research center.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am sad to hear this. But cerebellar atrophy is difficult to reverse, I guess the neurologist should have told you about the disorder and long term prognosis.
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Hi, I am married for 1.5 years and my age is 30. In this 1.5 years, I had physical relations with my wife for only thrice. Last time we had in Apr 2015. She is not having any interest to involve in same now whereas I have. How can we reconcile? I don't want to pressurise her.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Hi, I am married for 1.5 years and my age is 30. In this 1.5 years, I had physical relations with my wife for only th...
Yes this is frustrating for anyone. You need to begin with open communication about sexual relationships and creating bonding between you and your spouse. Basically you need to ask her about her thoughts and feelings regarding lovemaking i. E. Sexual intercourse. Such issues are common in many girls/women since beginning of humanity due to apprehensions and fear about sexuality. It happens due to lack of quality understanding of basics of sexual relationships. What men/women know and understand about sexuality and relationships is via half-hearted hearsay guidance and porn watching. Also sexuality is stigmatized as bad since childhood specially for women. Solutions lie in open communication and interaction with an expert sexologist along with your wife. Sexual relationships in couples is a part of life and basis of lifetime bonding. Therefore it needs to begin with proper understanding and in right way where both man and wife enjoy in a quality way. Move on for proper guidance with expert. All the best.
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I am tensed what to do with my love life. I AM TENSED AND DEPRESSED BADLY FOR THAT REASON. please HELP me.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
I am tensed what to do with my love life. I AM TENSED AND DEPRESSED BADLY FOR THAT REASON. please HELP me.
Dear Lybrate user. Satisfaction with the relationship is very important for our well being. If somebody has major or minor issues with his her relationship then it leads to stress and depressive feelings. But most important in a relationship is communication. If you and your partner are not having open communication then it will lead to problems. Communication can resolve all the misunderstandings so try have a active conversation with your partner. Rest you need to provide more specific details about your problems to get more specific solutions. Feel free to get in touch for any help. Take Care.
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Sir, I have problem of nervousness. I get very much nervous particularly any problem occur related to health specially related to my child. Always the worst thing comes in my mind and that thought captures my entire mind. I get so nervous that I become shivering and useless. Always some negative thought only about illness of my children moves in my mind more when I remain out of my House. Always I keep thinking about welfare of them. I don't want to go on tour because of this suspicion and this fear has become so serious that my daily life has total disturbed. My mind and thinking is totally captured with the fear of diseases. My total life is disturbed because of the same. Sir, Please advice is there any treatment of this mental problem which I have been facing from my childhood. Regards.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sir, I have problem of nervousness. I get very much nervous particularly any problem occur related to health speciall...
Dear lybrate-user, one of the common phobias, is disease phobia. It needs treatment since it prevents your quality of life - avoiding tours and becoming useless in times of need. Though you have been suffering from your childhood, at that time not much is expected from you. Now at 48 years, your wife and child may expect you to act boldly and make them feel secure. Please come on personal consultation to get the diagnosis and other details, to plan your treatment. The treatment may be anxiolytic and/or antidepressant tablets, if necessary. Or may be talk therapy to question and challenge negative automatic thoughts which makes you nervous.
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Doctor, I'm totally tired of my life now. After 3 days my board exams are going to start and I've forgotten everything which is in my PCM subjects. I am not able to concentrate for a single minute. I tried everything from yoga to doctor. I just want to die. Please help!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
When the exams are near all feel that they have forgotten everything studied and you just confidently and calmly for for exams. Everything will be remembered. Now try note all points down and draw charts to revise.
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I am 20 years old. I am suffering from periodical (abdomen) pain since it started in my age of 13. I did USG but the report was normal. I always take a pain killer named Drotin-M as the doctor said. Please give me some suggestions as soon as possible. I can't tolerate the pain.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 20 years old. I am suffering from periodical (abdomen) pain since it started in my age of 13. I did USG but the ...
Do have proper balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time and gentle stretching exercises of the core muscles from gynae physiotherapist best wishes.
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DNB, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Mumbai
your eyes will see what your mind knows....hence people who fail to learn learn to fail
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My brother get hyper very soon and he starts breaking things and don't understand wt is good or bad for him at that tym Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My brother get hyper very soon and he starts breaking things and don't understand wt is good or bad for him at that t...
Hello, Give him homoeopathic medication - Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Management: There are few yoga poses which helps in calming the mind and relieves stress. Exercises: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (The mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) Anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like Balasan, Setu Bandha Sarvangasan, Uttanasan, Garudasan, Savasana, Triconasana, Viprita Karani, Marjaryasana, Dhyana, Bhujangasana, Anulom-Vilum, Pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc.
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I have a lot of tension because of my study. I am not able to eat food. What should I do?

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 have a lot of tension because of my study. I am not able to eat food. What should I do?
Dear, Welcome to Lybrate. Tension means stress and related anxiety. Anxiety is fear about unknown happening or fear about future. Anxiety about things which we do not know or anxiety about things we are not experienced are common. 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. You are troubled by your studies. You should learn to study in such a way that study never tenses you. Please consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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Hi sir/madam, My parents are searching of my woudby.This person is so innocent. And ask the qustions and give answers only. But no own thinking. So how is my marraige life with this person. Please tell me sir/madam

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Marry the person only if u like him and don't plan to correct him later after marriage. He is self absorbed and If u like someone outspoken then he is not ur guy.
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I am of 47 years and my wife is 45 years. I am doing a semi govt job. And my wife works in private concern. We have a daughter studying in f. Y. B. Sc - biotech. My wife is not able to spare me ample time, to talk, - to walk about - so I remain disturb every now and then, what should I do?(" she does not listen to 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
Dear , you should understand your wife is stressed due to her work. She needs entertainment and rest at home. Provide both these to her (instead of blaming her) and she will always talk to you and be attentive. Take care.
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My memory is draining day by day and I want to improve it. After reading book I forget what I read . Can anybody give me any suggestion .

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, there are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1. Choline: good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2. Vitamin b: b vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the b vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin b1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin b3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin b9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice. Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin b12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3. Vitamin a: the foods highest in vitamin a are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4. Zinc: zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient. Zinc is needed to maintain normal vitamin a levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - anacardium 200/ once daily.
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My work is in lab tecnician but my porblen last 6 month mamery loss in small small time. Exmple if i am going swarget but I goes to the shivajinagar.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Dear, thanks for sharing your problem. I will try to help you. Look, in your case it appears that your mind remains pre-occupied with some thoughts and as a result you often can not pay attention to desired events, tasks. These thoughts may be worries, apprehension or mind pleasing. Such a thing can happen with any body. If you remember that you forget, it means your memory is ok, your mind seems to be elsewhere for the time. You may be stressed/ depressed and may be thinking about past/present/future excessively. If so, you need a psychiatric consultation to rule out anxiety/ stress.
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