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Dr. N. Solayappan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. N. Solayappan is one of the best Psychiatrists in Guindy, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sri Balaji Hospital in Guindy, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. N. Solayappan on has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 35 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Hello. I am feeling inferiority complex first I thought it is my lack of confidence but now I realise that it is my inferiority complex make my career in dangerous situation

Post Graduate DIploma in Acupuncture, Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Coimbatore
Every individual has his/her own strength and capability to do different things in different fields. Try to find out your strength and work on it. Its a good thing that you have started to analyse yourself and found out your problem. Now its time to sort it out. Start fixing a small goals which u can achieve easily. Then slowly raise up your goals to different level. Comparing ourselves with others can not solve the problems. People with whom you are comparing will also have problems which are invisible to you. So just forget about others and move forward in your own way. First our ambition should be to achieve happiness. Then you can win anything you want. All the best.
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I loat somebody close last year since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I loat somebody close last year since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time.
The whom you lost never wanted to see you like this. Don't make him / her feel sad to see you like this. Life is very precious don't spoil it. Spent time with them who cares for you. Feel their love and care for you. Do some breathing exercise and relaxation when ever you feel stressed. Be positive for your future everything will be fine. If you want any help from us you can contact us.
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I am 24 years old and I have a lot of family issue as well as relationship issue. Its like in both case I am avoided. My parents ignore me as well as my partner avoid me. I just feel like dying and I do not eat food for hours and days if something goes wrong and I just take pills to harm myself. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are definitely suffering from the Rejection Issue. What you do is set up the rejection, and then blame yourself and want to hurt yourself. This will go on until you succeed to do something very harmful to yourself. You have a lot of work to do on yourself with a professional, immediately. Otherwise I see that you may loose your family and friend, forever.You are just 24 and life has only begun and you already want to end it! You sound more and more like someone with a serious rejection issue. You try to do the best for other people so that they don’t reject you but yet they do. This means that you need to look at what you are doing to make others reject you. It has become so bad that I feel you are now rejecting yourself in contemplating suicide through these pills! You may be angry about something and because you think that it cannot be expressed, you are turning it inwards. The identity crisis is a typical issue of someone who is dependent on others for acknowledgement and tends to identify with other personalities. You probably suffer from low self-esteem. But far worse than that is my fear that you have this rejection issue, which is compounded with abandonment issues and separation anxiety. The fear of acceptance may then trigger a performance-oriented individual who will depend entirely on other people’s opinion and assessment of herself. This will make you even more vulnerable and susceptible to rejection, and you may hurt very badly and easily at the slightest sign of rejection. There is a way about this, but meet with a counselor first and see what can be worked out to learn to accept yourself first. If you did this you will naturally perform well and will not depend on others, entirely, for their acceptance. If you know of any reason to believe that this rejection is true from your childhood it would help tremendously. Talk to your parents and find out what they remember or you could take them with you to meet with the counselor. If you learn to accept yourself first then the identity may be formed, but the best way to develop an identity is to know your emotions and how to express them. Your feelings are a very good indicator of who you are. A counselor will help you do this well.
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I think I need some help regarding anger management. Sometimes I am having high anger levels n as a result my rate of speech or volume becomes loud plus it is causing me hugely in my personal n processional life.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good Morning ~ Anger management is not only a bane for some but is also debilitating to the point that they do not function on a daily basis due to the reaction that they get from others. I am sure you have come to realize this as well. Anger can be easily managed with medications and therapy and I encourage you to pay and book an appointment so that you will be able to have a good quality of life without anger and better relationships.
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I am newly married male on our first night my wife told me that she had sex with her boyfriend who ditched her, she did because she was in deep love with him. I have forgiven my wife but she does not seem happy or excited for sex she only allow me to do sex once or twice in a month she never say that she is satisfied or not, she only do missionary position I am so much disturbed what should I do please please help :(

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Please be patient, it is quite possible that your wife had a bad sexual memory due to her previous relationship. Give your marriage some time, as her about the issue, it might also be possible that this unwillingness might be due to some health issues. Discuss the issue, identify the cause and ask for guidance. You will surely achieve your expectation.
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I need to stop smoking and do cleansing my body is this good to start with Spirulina capsule does it has any side infect.

Homeopath, Chennai
Spirulina can provoke migraines or light fever; for some it can cause constipation, for others diarrhea (particularly in strong doses). It can cause the appearance of red spots, bring light stomach pains, provoke black or green stools (because it detoxifies the colon). A homoeopathic constitutional treatment rather will not only reduce this craving but will be curative too also eat more vegetables and fruits ,drink plenty of water and exercise daily it is more than enough to detoxify your body
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Depression - Top Ways To Detect It

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Pondicherry
Depression -  Top Ways To Detect It

Depression is a serious yet common mental health problem that can affect all age groups ranging from young children to the elderly. It is found to be more common among women when compared to men. It can take a toll over one’s peace of mind, physical health, interpersonal relationships as well as job performance (or academic performance). What is deceiving is, the person can also be functioning well, in which case, it can go unnoticed, leading to grave consequences. The good news is that depression is treatable and individuals are able to function much better with treatment. Affected individuals feel sad most of the time. He/she loses the ability to enjoy/be happy. 

As a result of this, the daily activities that he/she participates in do not seem to appeal to him/her anymore. This is especially true in the case of socialising. The affected person will just seem to drop out of social circles. This can be said to be ironic because it is times like these when the individual with depression is in need of friends the most! 

The individual seems to have an overriding belief that the status quo will not be altered by anything and he or she will be stuck in a rut in perpetuity. In other words, depressed people experience a perennial feeling of helplessness. Negative thoughts can also drive one to commit suicide. 

A lot of people who have depression tend to experience a loss of energy. As a matter of fact, this is quite the case with men who enter a phase of depression, as the symptoms which are displayed by them can contrast sharply to those displayed by women. One of the reasons for men tending to report a higher chance of this than women is the fact that they are less likely to express feelings of self loathing. Rather, they usually talk about sleep problems and a loss of interest in things that once they might have found to be interesting or even captivating. They also gradually get quite irritable.

When it comes to women, guilt is quite likely to be felt. They may also sleep a lot longer than what is considered to be normal. Eating habits are a better indication of the presence or absence of depression than most people would realise. Overeating is one of the prime signs, especially in the case of women who are depressed. This leads to them putting on weight, as the rise in the intake of food is compounded by a drop in the amount of healthy physical activity. On the other hand, many may also experience loss of appetite, which over a period of time can even lead to weight loss. Some women who are depressed also complain of aches and pains in the body.

A few individuals who are depressed also complain of weird experiences, like being able to hear voices calling out to them, abusing them in dirty language, asking them to hurt themselves (hallucinations). Some may be found to be extremely suspicious about people around them. If you wish to discuss about any spIfecific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Symptoms And Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kottayam
Symptoms And Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!

A particularly stressful situation or event that has created terror or been overly dramatic or dangerous can lead to stress and anxiety long after the individual has physically come out of the situation. This kind of a traumatic condition is usually what characterises Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In simple words, PTSD is a neurological disorder which affects individuals after experiencing severe traumatic situations.

Symptoms of PTSD:

  1. Mood symptoms: Mood swings are the most common outcome of these symptoms. The patient may experience a complete lack of enthusiasm and drive to indulge in activities like hobbies and socialising. Also, the patient may end up harbouring feelings of negativity towards family, friends and strangers, besides going through phases of guilt and self blame for the occurrence of the traumatic event.
  2. Re-experiencing symptoms: These symptoms include flashbacks and life like re-imagination in the form of dreams and nightmares. In many cases, the patient may remember and re-experience the entire scene or series of events that have led to the trauma in the first place. This can be triggered by a memory or association with words, events and other such things that have to do with the memory of the traumatic episode.
  3. Arousal symptoms: Arousal or reactivity symptoms may trigger the same reactions that the person showed during the traumatic experience. These may include being on edge constantly in anticipation of a reoccurrence, or even getting startled by the slightest thing since the mind is already occupied with thoughts of the event, constantly. Anger and emotional outbursts may also be caused due to these symptoms.
  4. Avoidance or rumination: Those suffering from PTSD avoid being reminded of the trauma, such as people, situations or circumstances associated with the event. They try to suppress memories associated with the event.- Many others ruminate excessively and prevent themselves from coming to terms with it.

Treatment for PTSD:

Mindfulness meditation (not a treatment option) helps in recognizing cognitive dissonances and affected thought patterns and aids in recognizing and overcoming their influence. Other therapies, including Cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are also done depending on the patient's condition.

How do medications help regulate these responses?

The medications prescribed for treating PTSD symptoms act upon neurotransmitters related to the fear and anxiety circuitry of the brain including serotonin, norepinephrine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), excitatory amino acids. There is great interest in developing agents with novel and more specific mechanisms of action than are currently available to target the PTSD symptoms described earlier while also minimizing potential side effects.

Studies show that a number of medications are helpful in minimizing PTSD symptoms. Most of the time, medications do not entirely eliminate symptoms but provide symptom reduction and could be more effective when used in conjunction with an ongoing program of trauma specific psychotherapy for patients.


Several types of medications can help improve symptoms of PTSD:

  1. Antidepressants. These medications can help symptoms of depression and anxiety. They can also help improve sleep problems and concentration. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications sertraline (Zoloft) and paroxetine (Paxil) are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for PTSD treatment.
  2. Anti-anxiety medications. These drugs can relieve severe anxiety and related problems. Some anti-anxiety medications have the potential for abuse, so they are generally used only for a short time.
  3. Prazosin. If symptoms include insomnia with recurrent nightmares, a drug called prazosin (Minipress) may help. Although not specifically FDA approved for PTSD treatment, prazosin may reduce or suppress nightmares in many people with PTSD.

You and your doctor can work together to figure out the best medication, with the fewest side effects, for your symptoms and situation. You may see an improvement in your mood and other symptoms within a few weeks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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I am drinking everyday whiskey (royal stag) 180 ml. Is this dangerous? How much whiskey consume everyday is safe? please suggest me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am drinking everyday whiskey (royal stag) 180 ml. Is this dangerous? How much whiskey consume everyday is safe? ple...
30 ml is considered safe 180 ml is not and slowly will lead you to addiction, curb your habit now before its too late. Find some other means to enjoy yourself. All the best.
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Feeling very week, pain in chest during turning in sleeping, feeling little sick, little pain in whole body.Please tell.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Feeling very week, pain in chest during turning in sleeping, feeling little sick, little pain in whole body.Please tell.
Hello, you r exposed to viral fever, causing, pain in body, headache, nausea, cough, fever, fatigue. Your diet b easily digestible, on time. Drink, lukewarm water, tk, homoeo medicine. @ eupetorium perf 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ bryonia alb 30-6 pills thrice. Tk rest.
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For the last 5 days I have savers body pain and slight fever what for this happens.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
For the last 5 days I have savers body pain and slight fever what for this happens.
Hi there ~ body ache which is severe along with slight fever is a common indication for viral fever if you do not have any other symptoms. If you have other symptoms like cough and cold or other issues like infection from another site that you know of on or in your body please let your doctor know and get treatment for the infection. Plenty of fluids, rest and some paracetamol is all that is needed along with good food at regular intervals to treat viral fever. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day
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I am suffering from stressful life. I don't know why I got angry soon. I am very very sensitive person. I can't tolerate people who speaks against me. I am 29 year's old had two children both the kids are toddler I really need help I wana change myself. Wana develop positive attitude towards the people . I always have negative thoughts for the people.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am suffering from stressful life. I don't know why I got angry soon. I am very very sensitive person. I can't toler...
Dear friend you said it right. Your life is stressful. Taking care if two toddler is not easy. That may not leave the energy to do things for yourself and perhaps for your relationship with your husband when you are unable to do stress management. Getting agree irritated and even sad is normal response. If you want to work on some positive parenting tips, stress management techniques. That could turn your energy and focus around and you start enjoying your life more and find happiness and satisfaction. Please book an audio consultation and I will be able to help. It is not appropriate to give advice via text without understanding your very unique circumstances and triggers. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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My weight is 98 kg. My age is 45. I have been on medication for 8 years from reputed psychatrist. After starting medication my weight has put on. Is it true depression medicine viz flunil 25 mg. Sulfitac 50 and zolfrash. This medicine are cause of overweight. Or what else would me cause and solution for weight. My work has been very daily routine has been very heavy and busy. Though accepted excercise has been less. Please suggest.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
My weight is 98 kg. My age is 45. I have been on medication for 8 years from reputed psychatrist. After starting medi...
You should drink lemon+water syrup every day in morning. You should do regular exercise. You must take control on eating fatty food. Obsession with negative thought will reduce and you shall look normal.
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I smoke 5 cigarette a day. I know that it is harmful. I heard that every smoker gets lungs cancer is that true or it causes to only chain smoker?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Not every smoker gets it but everyone has the potential to develop cancer if they smoke depending on many other health factors. The more you smoke the more the danger.
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Is Your Loved One Suffering From Depression? Know How to Handle Them!

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Is Your Loved One Suffering From Depression? Know How to Handle Them!

Depression is such an ailment that may be intensely distressing and may lead to severe damage to the afflicted person and their close ones, if left without proper care and treatment. So if you are in charge of caring for patients affected with chronic depression, then it may seem challenging as well as equally rewarding. You will feel challenged when you're trying to figure out a possible solution to help the patient. Each patient is a distinct individual with varying needs contrary to the patients affected with diabetes or cardiac disorders where the treatments are properly schemed and structured.

Caring for yourself is also important-

When you are trying to deal with patients affected with depression, you will first have to properly recognize depression and anxiety. When someone you love is affected with depression, you will try your level best to help that person come out of the situation. However, note that it is also important to take care of your own mental as well as physical health. Because when you are trying to help a person come out of depression, it is likely that you too would face similar psychological distress. A recent study reported that caregivers of depressed people with bipolar disorder and severe depressive problems were more susceptible to psychological troubles than care providers of other healthcare needs like diabetes or cancer among general population. So it is really imperative to look after yourself as well.

Sticking to a well-regulated treatment plan-

Though social support is significant, it alone cannot help in suppressing depression. If you know a person encountering pangs of depression, advise him or her to seek professional assistance. Depression is such a clinical condition that requires to be dealt with medication, therapy or a balanced combination of both. You will have to make them understand that you care about them, but you alone cannot succeed in healing that person without proper medical guidance. Encourage such people to closely follow a physician’s advice and take proper medicines as recommended by the healthcare provider.

Insisting on following healthy habits-

You will have to try to encourage the patients in regulating their energies into doing something positive for both mind and body. This can be aptly done through exercise, which helps in lowering the risk of anxiety as well as depression with regular practice. This, along with the intake of a healthy balanced diet would also help them to recover faster.

While doing your bit to aid a person come out of depression, you should also take him or her to a responsive psychologist who can recommend faster methods of getting rid of depression permanently.

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I am suffering from anxiety, can't sleep or sleep for too much time, headache, can't remember silly matters (frequently, chest pain lightly, short temper, etc. How can I get over from this?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
I am suffering from anxiety, can't sleep or sleep for too much time, headache, can't remember silly matters (frequent...
Dear lybrate-user, You are suffering from mixed anxiety and depressive disorder but you need an evaluation to confirm I t. Good and effective treatment are available in form of medicine and cognitive behaviour therapy are available. You will get 100% improvement. All d best!
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I am 44 years old female suffering from hypothyroidism for 4 years lately l have been feeling depressed and even get angry over petty issues. I am feeling unattached to any family member except my 13 year daughter and somewhat to my 19 year old son. There are times l feel like leaving them all and live alone too. Talking of family l am living with in laws and husband is ok but we rarely have anything to discuss or talk as our thinking doesn't match at all. See if you can help me out.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am 44 years old female suffering from hypothyroidism for 4 years lately l have been feeling depressed and even get ...
Relax and take it easy. Social adjustments at times becomes difficult specially if you find things r not moving as per your desire or expectation. You might be having your own views on so many things which donot match with others and that is where the conflict starts. For the time being I suggest- whenever you are talking with any family members/ friend/ relative first agree to their views and later on after some time - may be hrs / days you express your opinion after keeping and analysing the others point of view. That will establish a harmonious relationship with others and you will feel like staying with them and enjoy their company.
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