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Dr. N Rangarajan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. N Rangarajan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. N Rangarajan is a popular Psychiatrist in Adyar, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr. N Rangarajan@Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. N Rangarajan on Lybrate.com.

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How to give up tobbaco? please give some idea to give up tobbaco.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear quitting tobacco is no child's play and it takes time and courage. Best method is to completely quit today (now) and sustain with the help of your mind power. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Firstly you need to stop overthinking about it. Forgetting little things in everyday life is a normal thing but forgetting things which you think is creating a lot of distress, needs to be taken care of. Eat healthy food, with a lot of greens and proteins in your everyday life. Also go out for walk everyday.
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I am 30 years old and i am facing problem of anxiety. Wat to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Your complaint is just vague. To give any proper advice more details have to be discussed. Analyse the cause of anxiety as you describe. May be it is just situational. If this is severe and prolonged, medicines may be given. Ask privately in this site. I can help.
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I am suffering from current excess pass in brain. I am using levera 500 mg and tegrital 200 mg for small fits .but now I am laughing myself nd thinking myself not able to know wt is going around not able to look properly or take care to my son. Suggest something.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good Morning ~ I am sorry to hear about your problem with epilepsy and I certainly believe that you can control your problem with the use of medications. It is not unusual for caregivers to feel some amount of burnout while taking care of themselves and their loved ones. Some amount of counseling or talk therapy and medications in combination may be needed and a thorough evaluation is called for. I will certainly help with your issues if you can book an appointment with the undersigned.
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I got an attention problem which comes commonly in this age but I am overly suffering by it.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I got an attention problem which comes commonly in this age but I am overly suffering by it.
Dear lybrate-user. As you are aware, attention problems are common in adolescent period. You have to be creative in your task, dedicated and enthusiastic, thefeby you can improve attention. Take care.
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I play shooting sports and during matches I got too nervous every time. Its spoil my match. How to overcome my fear.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I play shooting sports and during matches I got too nervous every time. Its spoil my match.
How to overcome my fear.
Take argentum nitricum 200 1 dose whenever you going to play such games. It will reduces your nervousness.
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Hi, I am 23 years. I am a chain smoker. I wanna to quit it, but I can't. Please tell me by how I can quit it for ever.

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Its a mind game. Just think of quitting it by next sunshine of tomorrow & do whatever you like today. But stick to you decision of quitting it by the next day. I did it on myself. Not smoked from may 1. And its being more than 3 three months now. I am happy. Try it. It works.
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I am 29 years old bachelor. I am diagnosed by my doctor as to have bipolar disorder and I am under medication. I am in love with my sister in law. Though she does not know it. I want to get rid of this relationship. I want to marry someone to forget her. But I have erectile problem and lack sexual urge. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 29 years old bachelor. I am diagnosed by my doctor as to have bipolar disorder and I am under medication. I am i...
You are in a very complicated situation: having bipolar can increase your sex drive to very high levels. In your case it has stoked the desire but not the performance. In any case seeking love for your sister-in-law is not permissible and it cannot be one-way, either. Fortunately, she does not know it is a blessing. Neither should you think that marrying someone else to forget her is going to solve the problem: you seem like you cannot fulfill your sexual desires and cannot consummate the marriage. So can you see how complicated your problem is? first things first; you need to see how well your treatment is working out for you. Secondly, you must work with a counselor too to maximize the benefits of combined therapies. You must also discuss your sexual fantasies with the counselor and get some guidance as to how to handle it. In a probable situation you may be asked to leave this house or ask the brother and his wife to shift to another home! you must also discuss if the sexual problems you are having is a result of the effects of the medication, and see if alternative medications may be tried. For you to be in a position to marry someone, you must get well and have proper employment etc. The starting of a family entails some genetic counseling, where it may ill-advised to have children. I really respect you for having kept your control around your sister-in-law, and it is recommended take effective action to maintain it so. Bipolar can be a crippling disease if not treated, and if treated early, the prognosis is good. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication, and other things like marrying your sister-in-law. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor.
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I have a very bad habit of smoking. So can you tell me how can I able to left this bad habit of smoking?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for a month. After a month, report back to me.
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I am 34 years just got married with a person whom I love most but he is married now he is with his first wife but call me regularly I am feeling so unsecured n losing wait also n not able to sleep at night.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 34 years just got married with a person whom I love most but he is married now he is with his first wife but cal...
Hello, you are left with two ways to solve your problem. * mutual dialogue with each other * legal step which will not stand in your favour. # go for meditation to reduce your stress & calm down your nerve, enabling you to take a justified & suitable decision. # tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. # go for a walk in d morning/ evng to restore blood circulation to nourish your whole body and brain. Tk, homoeo medicine rapid, gentle to act with no adverse effect. @ ignatia 30-6 polls, thrice. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice a day. Avoid, caffiene, junk food. Ensure sound sleep in d night.
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I want to quit smoking but I unable to do it so help me to do it.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist,
There all so many medicines to quit smoking. Your insight and self benefit sense will help in quitting smoking. A few withdrawal symptoms appear during sudden quittin as- tremor, tongue movement, restlessness, perspiration, heart beat, pain. So don't quit suddenly, decrease frequency of smoking. Delay when you have desire to smoke, try to tolerate it will decrese frequency and in whole day you will need less number of smoking pipes. Later it will be felt that you don't need even a single pipe to smoke. It is permanent solution of smoking. Tell no to friends when they tell you to smoke together. Telling no to self and others will lower desire of smoking. At last you will quit smoking. Try just now. Delay smoking till tolerance. It will solve your problem. Tablets are not needed. Use juice, water, glucon-c, d, milk, curd, to fulfill need of body. It will support in withdrawal.
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I'm 29 yrs old. I am suffering from headache, depression, anxiety since august 2013. I can't sleep more then 3 hrs. I took chlonorest. 5 but now its not working. My psychologist advice me to continue with this. So what I do but really its not working now.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
First thing, a psychologist should not and cannot prescribe any medications. Visit a psychiatrist for effective treatment of your illness.
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I m 22 year male I m suffering from memory loss due to long term drugs (spasm pills, Marijuana, alcohol, etc) overdose now it is been 2 years I left it all. I can't remember a single thing now. I feel hard to cope up with my studies.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Lybrate-user, first of all I want to congratulate you that you are not on drugs anymore. For your information not many people are able to do that. --) I would suggest you that, not to think toooo much about your condition. Don't take yourself tooo seriously. Instead feel the goodness within your self and around you. Be happy and proud of your self. --) indulge in activities that make you happy, apart from your daily routine. Do things you always wanted to do. --) most importantly. Enjoy your new life. --) slowly you will be able to bounce back. Automatically other problems will vanish and things will fall in place. --) all the best.
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Sir I am suffering from homosexuality pls give me any solution to avoid boys and I want feelings on girl s.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I am suffering from homosexuality pls give me any solution to avoid boys and I want feelings on girl s.
Since you are young, do not be fooled by the orientation right away. At this age and due to many factors both environmentally and naturally, you could be driven into a choice that appears natural but is only in that guise to distract you from what is suppressed. So wait for some time and see if this is your true leaning and then you can pursue it. Talk to a sexologist too and get the full understanding of sex and sexuality; which is physical primarily for the former and the latter incorporates femininity and masculinity. There are some beautiful subtleties that need to be grasped and when you are in the full know of these aspects, your decision could be in the right perspective. There are many factors that may have influenced this gay mindset. It could be due to genetic factors; mixed parenting roles between mother and father; an over-bearing father/mother; you may have cultivated the drive when we are all in that phase between 7 years to 14 years when we tend towards homosexual contacts with our peers as a social adaptation; You may have had gay exposure at some time in your life; you may have had too much of male exposure during a considerable part of your life; You could have cultivated more of anima than animus and vice versa depending on the role you have identified with; and it may happen because of some social development when you may have found it easier to relate to boys than to girls. These are some of the reasons that I can think of right now. If you do not like it, don’t just resist it because that will make you want it more. Instead talk to a sexologist and understand these orientations and get some education on sex and sexuality to know what your urges are all about. Then he could propose some measures to take to cultivate your heterosexual drives instead. In the meantime, do spend time with girls and learn to enjoy their company and to respect them overall. If you indulge in the thought of your attraction towards boys it will trouble you no end. Just let it be there but cultivate healthy relationships with them and spend more time in female company. In time you will be able to appreciate your leanings towards girls more. If you wish you may go for hypnotherapy too.
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I learn the things for the exam and test I feel nervousness I forget the answer what to do doctor I forget the things it's time to remember the things give me the tips how to remember the answer.

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, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I face difficulty in concentration while studying. I am unable to concentrate for even 10 minutes. Things of past and future start coming to my mind and I get distracted. I am very worried about myself. I can't give myself quality time in study. Please help me and take me out from this weird and annoying problem. Thank You.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is some stress that is causing this distraction for which I recommend you meet with a counselor and sort that out. 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 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. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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I am suffering from epilepsy from 4.5 years. And I am taking medicine regularly as per doctor advise. Can I stop it now if I feeling good with out advise of doctor?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
No you should not stop it without consulting the doctor you will be required to undergo some investigations to see whether you need more medication or not.
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I'm a college student, I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I have a headache when I take notes. And I could not able to memories my subjects. Pls help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I'm a college student, I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I have a headache when I take notes. And I could n...
For the headache - I would suggest you to please check your eyes. You might have a number and if that is the problem, it can be easily taken care. For concentration and memory try following things on a daily basis and you will see positive results. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Hope this helps wishing you very best,
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I am 39. I take telsartan active 40 and roseday 5 every night. I was 106 kgs a few months back but now have reduced to 90 kgs. I walk regularly for an hour daily. I do consume liquor regularly and smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day. I am constantly worried about my cardiac health. Always worried about my heart. I have a lot of health anxiety. How do I get rid of this stress?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
HI you need to plan your meals well. Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals. Reduce your meals but avoid long gaps between meals and/or heavy meals. Avoid outside, junk foods. Exercise whenever you get the opportunity or at least3-4times a week. This will ensure at least some more weight loss. Leave drinking and smoking. Lastly. Be commited.
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Its for my mother, age 48. Having a serious hair problem. My mom used hair colour (like Garnier, Super vasmal).& it's very harmful for hair. Now my mom's hair is whiten almost 60%.& hair fall in regular basis. Local doctor advised not to take any more color or hena. Bt my mom is loosening self-confidence & hv anxiety with it. As my mother also hv dust allergy. Her skin becomes darken. After using colour Is there any solution to get back black hair and stop hair falling? If possible suggest me some good medicines or treatment to do. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Its for my mother, age 48. Having a serious hair problem. My mom used hair colour (like Garnier, Super vasmal).& it's...
Dear graying of hair is natural at this age and hair colour added to it.Try the remedies they will help her:: 1.Massage with bhrigraj oil thrice a week. 2.Take 15 ml amla juice empty stomach on regular basis. 3. Use herbal shampoo. 4. Get T3, T4, TSH tests done.
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