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Dr. P.P.Kannan

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Psychiatrist, Chennai

10 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. P.P.Kannan MD Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. P.P.Kannan is an experienced Psychiatrist in Egmore, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 10 years. Doctor is a qualified MD. You can meet Dr. P.P.Kannan personally at PP Kannan's Clinic in Egmore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P.P.Kannan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My father isn't stop drinking, but his health is too bad and he is not listening to our words. Doctors telling there is no cure for his problem. What should I do now?

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It sounds like he is an advanced stage of alcoholism and needs admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help him 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 himself because he has become addicted to alcohol and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that he 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. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He 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 him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he 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. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father?s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems, and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with whoever else?s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit him by force. This will however, require the wife and family?s consent.

I want to study hard to get good marks in my 12th grade, but I can not concentrate or work hard enough for more than 20 minutes and I know I can not achieve anything without hard work, How do I get serious and concentrate? Any Diet suggestions to help me feel less sleepy. I like to sleep for 10-12 hrs . But cannot go far in life if I don't finish my work in time .Please tell sir.

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I want to study hard to get good marks in my 12th grade, but I can not concentrate or work hard enough for more than ...
To be very frank, if you have the will there will be a way. Make up your mind and all other things will fall in place automatically. Stop making excuses and face the reality. Be honest to accept all your weaknesses and commit yourself to work sincerely. Give your best and keep improving on a daily basis. Don't under estimate yourself. Don't degrade your self esteem. Slowly and studily work upon your weak points and then you will pick up speed in no time and excel in what ever you do! have faith in your self!

Sir am 30 year old. I am facing a problem of memory loss since few days. I forget that I read. I am a student so sharp memories should be needed. Please suggest me some medicine.

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Dear you are suffering from memory loss which is accompanied by aversion to concentrate on your studies. My advise is to take daily 6-8 hours of regular sleep do some moderate exercise. Avoid over eating. This will improve your memory if needed you can consult me for this issue homoeopathy has very good treatment for memory loss.

My baby (15 weeks) had received 2 doses of IPV (at 6 and 10 week respectively) as part of his regular immunization schedule. For 3rd dose (at 14th week) he was given OPV instead of IPV. Should I concern about this? Can I give an IPV too? Will this over dose him?

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My baby (15 weeks) had received 2 doses of IPV (at 6 and 10 week respectively) as part of his regular immunization sc...
At present ipv is not available easily once available you can finish of third dose for good protection.

Hello doctor. I am preparing for IAS. So how can I boost up my memory to remember the things.

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I wish you all the best in your IAS. If you stress yourself too much it will effect your memory adversely. So just relax or learn a few relaxation exercises from a Yoga teacher. For better concentration you could consider group study or even take tuitions. You could also go to a counselor and get your motivation back. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: 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.

I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time please ...
The dead are no more but memories will longer. It is no use wallowing in the past. You will tend to do so if you have not learned some lessons. In this case, you must treasure the good moments and move on. The living are really important i. E. You and your life. If you have weak ego boundaries, you will tend to stay stuck with this person for a long time. You must learn to detach and enjoy the life ahead with the other people around. You will and can make new friends but you will do so only if you socialize. If this person you lost knows how you are wasting your life, s/he will not be pleased at all. You must also work with a counselor to deal with your grief and that will help you tremendously to move on. Please reach out soon for your own sake. If there is some unfinished business that you needed to complete that can be done too in gestalt therapy.

I am not able to live without smoking. What should I do!

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It only feels like so. But if you make up your mind and follow some strategies, you will be able to give it up for good. You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. If you continue with these coronary spasms you are asking for huge trouble.

I have OCD, I am taking meds from last 6monthdand it would still go for 1 year, as a result I feel very low libido and erections are also rare, no sexual drive. Which medicines can be taken to boost sex drive and can they be taken while meds of OCD are consumed, hope there is no side effect.

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I have OCD, I am taking meds from last 6monthdand it would still go for 1 year, as a result I feel very low libido an...
ocd medication can cause decreased sex drive as a side effect.U can supplement with vitamins to decrease this side effect.

I have a problem. I'm not able to speak with girls seeing their eyes. Please help me to get rid of this habit

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You lack confidence around girls. You probably become too self-conscious, and for some reason underrate yourself. The greatest problem I notice with some men with this type of problem is the discomfort of talking to girls, assuming that there is something sexual. This is a perception unfortunately in our society. It is not normal. You are a nice tall, strapping man, and girls will love to be in your company, without any secret or sexual agenda. So, dispel that idea out of your head, you will feel a lot more at ease talking to them looking into their eyes. Don?t encourage any other ideas in your head but that I am talking to a girl and she is my sister who needs my respect. Incidentally, the eye-to-eye contact does have a little intimidation to it because it feels like the person can see deep into you and you are all exposed. This is fortunately a total fallacy and the belief can make you uncomfortable. In my profession I have to look directly into the eyes of my counselors and I wish I can find out all of that person's secrets! It is just not possible. So face the girl and talk to her. In fact, many girls will mistakenly feel that you are shady, perhaps hiding something unpleasant, or have ulterior purposes. Would you want them to believe in all those lies! On the other hand, if you look them into the eye, they will feel that they can trust you, and that you are a safe person. What a contrast!

Sir. I have stammering problem. Please send me the medicine& tips for this stammering cure.

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Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)

Most Practical Ways of Controlling Everyday STRESS

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Most Practical Tips for Controlling Everyday Stress

We generally use the word 'stress' when we feel that everything becomes too much to handle - we are overloaded and wonder whether we can cope with the pressures placed upon us. Nowadays stress is a normal part of life. Almost everyone has some sort of stress. Constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, threatens our health and well-being.

There are steps you can help you managing day to day stressful conditions and take to feel better.

Be realistic: If you feel overwhelmed by some activities (yours and/or your family's), learn to say NO! Eliminate an activity that is not absolutely necessary. You may be taking on more responsibility than you can or should handle. If you meet resistance, give reasons why you're making the changes. Be willing to listen to other's suggestions and be ready to compromise.

Shed the 'superman/superwoman' urge: No one is perfect, so don't expect perfection from yourself or others. Ask yourself, 'What really needs to be done?' How much can I do? Is the deadline realistic? What adjustments can I make?' Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

Take one thing at a time: For people under tension or stress, their day-to-day workload can sometimes seem unbearable. The best way to cope with this feeling of being overwhelmed is to take one task at a time. Make a list of things you need to get done and start with one task. Once you accomplish that task, choose the next one. The positive feeling of 'checking off' tasks is very satisfying. It will motivate you to keep going.

Share your feelings: A conversation with a friend lets you know that you are not the only one having a bad day. Stay in touch with friends and family. Ask them how they have dealt with a similar situation that may be 'stressing you out.' Let them provide love, support and guidance. Don't try to cope alone.

Be flexible: If you find you're meeting constant opposition in either your personal or professional life, rethink your position or strategy. Arguing only intensifies stressful feelings. Make allowances for other's opinions and be prepared to compromise. If you are willing to be accommodating, others may meet you halfway. Not only will you reduce your stress, you may find better solutions to your problems. Go easy with criticism. You may expect too much of yourself and others. Try not to feel frustrated, disappointed or even 'trapped' when another person criticises you.

Hobbies: Take a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy. Whether it's gardening or painting, schedule time to indulge your interest. Exercise: Regular exercise is a popular way to relieve stress. Twenty to thirty minutes of physical activity benefits both the body and the mind. Meditate: Just ten to twenty minutes of quiet reflection may bring relief from chronic stress as well as increase your tolerance to it.

Take Herbal Supplement: Herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Mandukparni, Shankhpuspi, Kaunch are very helpful in managing stress. These herbs work on the brain and help relax you which ultimately empowers you to manage your stressful conditions easily. There are many herbal supplements available in the market that can help you.

Consult the Doctor: If your stress level doesn't seem to improve with above tips, it may require more attention and consultation with an Expert.

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I get head pressure on the left side of my head. When stressed due to work it is severe otherwise mild. This is since last 2 years. It started with a crawling sensation in the left side of face, temple and head. Now crawling is not felt but heaviness and pressure is constant. It goes only when I am deeply relaxed. My doctor gave me Ciplar LA 20 to have one pill daily in February so I am having it regularly but it hardly helps. Please help me.

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I get head pressure on the left side of my head. When stressed due to work it is severe otherwise mild. This is since...
Your symptoms are suggestive of tension type of headache. This usually occurs due to unresolved stress and increased muscle tension in head. Relaxation exercises like deep breathing, yoga and meditation can surely help. Medications may also be required at times. However if your current medications are not helping you much you could consult a psychiatrist or your treating doctor. You can also consult me for any further queries or assistance with treatment thereof.

I have a habit of masterbating I want to quit that habit. How can I over come my habit. Please help me and give me suggestions or an advice. Thank you Doctor.

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I have a habit of masterbating  I want to quit that habit. How can I over come my habit. Please help me and give me s...
It is a fact that just as our body requires food for energy and so whenever we are hungry we eat something ,in the same way lust for sex keeps our mind hungry and this lust leads us to activities like masturbation or watching porn.We say that sex improves health but masturbation takes life from a person, steadily. Sex is with a partner and it's best with someone that you are in relationship with. Lust is an entity in itself and it will keep coming to steal your energy, if you keep feeding it. There is a much bigger picture here. Don't focus on it being a "sin" and more like that you are giving away and losing something that is better to protect. This energy also helps with manifesting positive things in a person's life. It's very precious to just give away. That's why the lust comes to take it from you.Masturbation and porn addictions lead to shame, guilt, and worry. All potentially disabling emotions. In fact, you probably feel a combination of these feelings right now. Right now, you are engaged in negative, probably compulsive masturbation( OBSCESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER). You are abusing your natural ability to enjoy your body. I will teach you how to comfortably change your negative masturbation practices into positive ones. I will help you rid yourself of your masturbation addiction, and allow you to still enjoy the benefits of positive, healthy masturbation. Consult me.

Hi Sir, Six months back I got married and during my marriage I faced a lot of bad thing my partner and those bad things became night mare to my life. And I am not happy. Every day I am getting same bad things in my mind and its disturbing a lot. I am not happy with those bad memories. Please advice. How to overcome this bad memories and some times. I will not get proper sleep as well. And some times getting depressed?

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Hi Sir, Six months back I got married and during my marriage I faced a lot of bad thing my partner and those bad thin...
Dear lybrate-user, we understand your feelings you need counselling, counselling will help you to come out of your problem and many patients are cured and enjoying better life after counselling, but we need to talk to you to take full details in-person or audio (phone)/video before we suggest something to cure your problem.

My mind does not properly work. When I do any work after that I forget after some time.

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
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Dear Vaseem, at your age, Memory problems like amnesia, dementia or Alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to 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. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.

I am suffering from stammering disease. Is this curable. If yes. please give me some tips. How to overcome from this disease.

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Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)

Hi sir. How r u. This is vishnu. I'm suffering from short term memory. please help me.

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Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to 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. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.

Alway I behave like an idiot, I want to speak something but I speak totally opposite. Frankly speaking I'm a mental.

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Alway I behave like an idiot, I want to speak something but I speak totally opposite.
Frankly speaking I'm a mental.
I think you did not get enough appreciation from your loved ones for all the good points that you have. And probably you did not learn how to behave in public from your parents or loved ones. Or probably someone close to you also behaves like this and you have learnt your behaviour from them. Never mind, hereafter, do not take negativity from others. And most importantly stop calling yourself" an idiot or a mental" by calling yourself an idiot/mental you are giving your ownself negative messages and your belief that you are an idiot/mental will grow stronger. If you were really mental or idiot, you would not have been asking this question through this platform. I sense, that somewhere inside, you know that you are wise and have lots of capacity to prove yourself. The only thing is no one els probably noticed it. It is a possibility that there are too many things on your mind when you speak or you may be under confident when you are talking to people, and hence, there is no co-relation between what you actually say and what you want to say. Pay attention to your thoughts and try to analyse them. Make an effort to drive away negative thoughts. Make a list of skills you are good at. Try to learn new skills. While in public, observe, how others speak, what kind of questions they ask etc. Practice a few conversations at home, when alone, that will boost your confidence. Believe in yourself. What others say about yourself does not matter, what you think about yourself matters a lot. Try to improve your communication skills. All the best.

How to calm your mind? how to be positive in life? studies not going well, health is not well, social relation becoming worse day day. What to do?

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If you are having problem in all the spheres of life then you need to consult a professional who can evaluate your situation and help you deal with it. Kindly see a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

I have failed in love in last two years and now he is loving another girl I am still waiting for him I have felt a lot about this incident after that I am not believing any others what I have to do.

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Lybrate-user, good evening. Life is too short to handle. You should understand the person very well before accepting him. You can test someone on each and every aspects. Life never stops, it's continuous. This kind of events happens in life in different forms, be ready for challenges.
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