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Dr. P. Padma Kumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. P. Padma Kumar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. P. Padma Kumar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Ambattur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. P. Padma Kumar at Teja Hospital in Ambattur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. P. Padma Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I'm 30 years old I have an anxiety problem. I feel my hearts sometimes beats very fast and sometimes very slow.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I'm 30 years old I have an anxiety problem. I feel my hearts sometimes beats very fast and sometimes very slow.
Hi, Have you been diagnosed with anxiety? When you're feeling anxious or stressed, these strategies will help you cope: Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head. Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand. Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks. Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest. Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Check out the fitness tips below. Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly. Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary. Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn't possible, be proud of however close you get. Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think? Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way. Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Get involved. Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress. Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write in a journal when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern. Talk to someone. Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. Talk to a physician or therapist for professional help. For the biggest benefits of exercise, try to include at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e. G. Brisk walking) each week, 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity (such as jogging or swimming laps), or a combination of the two. 5 X 30: Jog, walk, bike, or dance three to five times a week for 30 minutes. Set small daily goals and aim for daily consistency rather than perfect workouts. It's better to walk every day for 15-20 minutes than to wait until the weekend for a three-hour fitness marathon. Lots of scientific data suggests that frequency is most important. Find forms of exercise that are fun or enjoyable. Extroverted people often like classes and group activities. People who are more introverted often prefer solo pursuits. Distract yourself with an iPod or other portable media player to download audiobooks, podcasts, or music. Many people find it’s more fun to exercise while listening to something they enjoy. Recruit an “exercise buddy.” It's often easier to stick to your exercise routine when you have to stay committed to a friend, partner, or colleague. Be patient when you start a new exercise program. Most sedentary people require about four to eight weeks to feel coordinated and sufficiently in shape so that exercise feels easier.
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I am often feeling depressed due to family problems, work pressure. Virtually I am not living. Feeling dejected with everything.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am often feeling depressed due to family problems, work pressure. Virtually I am not living. Feeling dejected with ...
Inability to deal with stress of family problems, work pressure and relationships is a sign of depression. Depression like any other illness is treatable with the right medications and counseling. I am sure you will benefit. Consult a psychiatrist,
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What must be done to reduce exam stress and suggest me an idea for prolonged night study hours? Please advise.

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
What must be done to reduce exam stress and suggest me an idea for prolonged night study hours? Please advise.
Learn to relax your mind before you study. Take sufficient diet, water, sleep and practice yoga and pranayam on regular basis. It will help you to reduce stress and make you stable. Deep breathing and listening instrumental music are one of the best relaxation techniques. Practice it regularly. Avoid to study during late night. Sufficient sleep during night is always good for health.
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Hello doctors My mother in law is suffering from Parkinson's advanced disease. Is there any treatment whom we have to consult? Till now we have visited almost all hospitals located in my place (hyderabad) .Is there're any hope that we can get her to normal position?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Sadly, no. Its a progressive degenerative conditions, but can definitely be delayed. Timely medicine and plenty of Neuro Physiotherapy can help. Have a check with Neurologist for any implants that could be used.
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Hello, I am 20 years old female and I am suffering from some problems that is called as tic disorder. I am doing these involuntary actions from last 7 years now I am fed up of this as I have completed my graduation I have to get rid of this problem what should I do? I consulted a psychiatrist she gave me some medicines but I am afraid of taking those kindly give me some solution and tell me if I need to have proper medication for this or not.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hello, I am 20 years old female and I am suffering from some problems that is called as tic disorder. I am doing thes...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Aspen.+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of Vine. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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Exactly how can I know whether I am suffering from depression without consultation? Actually I want to know from self analysis whether it's depression or something else? If it's not depression, what is it?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Exactly how can I know whether I am suffering from depression without consultation? Actually I want to know from self...
What makes you think that identification or diagnosis of depression is of any help? if at all depression is not a pathology, it is a vague clubbing of particular thought patterns. The root cause of depression is our value system, which says you should be someone. One is always in the process of being someone (happy, rich, kind, religious. Peaceful) there is an eternal psychological conflict between" what you are" and what you ought to be. Expectation brings frustration. The more the expectation the more the frustration. And the more you struggle to be depression -free, the longer it will stay, can you let it die its own death? or keep grappling with it?
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I was in a relationship with a Muslim girl. After a steady relationship of six months , she broke up with me. Since then I have almost become mad without her. Different symptoms of ecstasy like shedding of tears, bodily hairs standing erect ,horripilation manifested in my body. I went into severe depression. I cannot forget her. Please help me. I am in very need of help. I have dealt with many counsellors ,psychologists but nothing helped me. Please help me.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I was in a relationship with a Muslim girl. After a steady relationship of six months , she broke up with me. Since t...
You are thing too much about that girl. We need some thing that all times it is not possible to get it. This principle applies to every one. When we are not getting we depress. That is not good thing in all times. When it is not happen as per our wish. Then leave it. Make good friendly relations with other girls who are nearest to you. Then the severity of the problem rectified. Share your internal feelings with your close friends and family members. One girl is not your aim of your entire life. Girls are coming and going in our lif. But we are permanent. Do not spoil yourself to think about unnecessary aspects. Better to control your thoughts. Plan a good career and concentrate on your studies. If not possible to control your thoughts then better to consult psychiatrist. He will give some medicine which helps to you very much. Ok best of luck.
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I am suffering from depression from quiet some time now and I do not want to take medicines. What should I do to avoid depression without taking medicines?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am suffering from depression from quiet some time now and I do not want to take medicines. What should I do to avoi...
Treating a long standing depression without medicines is like treating a fracture with getting a plaster done. However you may opt for congnitive behaviour therapy sessions under a trained therapist. The therapist may decide the number of sessions required according to the type and severity of depression that you have. You may also try lifestyle modifications like daily exercises, relaxation techniques like deep breathing, joining groups, communities, nurturing your hobbies etc. These help in alleviation of symptoms of depression too.
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I depressed rarely but when I get depressed I feel that my blood pressure goes down my fingers start to shiver and I get fear. I depressed on a few matters like for my carrier and my relationship I tried to control but the more I think about that the more I get depressed. I tried a lot to not to think about that but I failed to control every time. What can i do please suggest me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I depressed rarely but when I get depressed I feel that my blood pressure goes down my fingers start to shiver and I ...
Keep yourself calm and relaxed by doing breathing or relaxation exercise. Consult with a psychologist near by you. Make your self acceptable for everything happen in your life because the fear is start by nonacceptance. So try to be positive for everything. If you want any other help you can contact us.
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I am 28 year old male I have a problem of low memory my brain going to weak day by day I did not find the best way to talk with someone and also I am loosing my boldness everyday What I do to get back to normal position? Treat me.

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Homeopath,
I am 28 year old male
I have a problem of low memory my brain going to weak day by day I did not find the best way to...
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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Hello. Meri abhi engagemnt hui hai. But mera fiance mujhe time nahi deta. Coz uski job nahi hai wo pareshan rehta hai kafi. Or mujhe bolta hai ki mujhse dur raho. Main concentrate nahi kar pata hu. Mere mind me bahut si negative chije aati hai. please help me.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello. Meri abhi engagemnt hui hai. But mera fiance mujhe time nahi deta. Coz uski job nahi hai wo pareshan rehta hai...
Not having a job is very serious issue for a person who is planning to marry. It seems your fiance needs time - give him time . Your constant attempt to speak to him , may be embarrassing for him . Be his strength. If he really cares , he will call when he is comfortable.
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Hello, I'm 25 year old working women. My parents want me to get married and are working on it. I feel like I'm not ready yet. I feel like I need some more time. I tried telling this to my parents, but they say, "as per your age you r ready and once yu get married everything will b fine. Sometimes I feel my parents are correct and sometimes I feel if I listen to them I'm gonna spoil my life and even my partner's life. Due to immense pressure by my parents and over thinking. I've found myself being moody and irritated etc. I wanna control all this. Pls help Thank you.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello,
I'm 25 year old working women. My parents want me to get married and are working on it. I feel like I'm not re...
Its very common now a days neither your parents are wrong nor you are wrong ,its correct that 25 is the right age for marriage but if still you are not ready then its better that you wait for 1 year and during this time you can makeup your mind for this. Marriage is life time commitment so its decision should not be taken in hurry or in someone's pressure. You can also take help of any professional regarding this .And if still this condition continues then its better that you should avoid this, by thinking on this topic you will gain nothing ,only your frustration level will increase and it will adversely effect your working capacity .share all this with any good friend then you will feel relax. Take care.
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I am afraid I am not able to go in my room I was sleeping nd I felt that somebody is trying to wake me I do not believe all those things at a tym I woke nd nobody was there I put on my rooms light nd then tried to sleep but can not.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am afraid I am not able to go in my room I was sleeping nd I felt that somebody is trying to wake me I do not belie...
YOu practice to sort out any worries in your mind and solve it. DO meditaion and yoga to get a good sleep
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It was happen in their life its a sad situation he forgot past memories he will remember today things he forgot tommorow yesterday what he. Has done how to solve this problem help me.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
It was happen in their life its a sad situation he forgot past memories he will remember today things he forgot tommo...
Dementia is defined as a progressive impairment of cognitive functions occurring in clear consciousness. Dementia consists of a variety of symptoms that suggest chronic and widespread dysfunction. Global impairment of intellect is the essential feature, manifested as difficulty with memory, attention, thinking, and comprehension. Other mental functions may often be affected, including mood, personality, and social behavior. If you want to know more. Let me know.
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I am 24 years old. I have issues like can't concentrate on things. Always in depression. Stress.My life just suck .I can't focus on my study even also can't control on life. I loose my grip on my life. I am always in depression. tension.Stress .Pls help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches.
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Please I need a resolution to it, I always get nightmare. I work in night shifts and nightmare consists of as m running. I see babies. I see people cutting throat, I see someone killing me. I see someone suiciding. I see myself in jungle. M too upset with this please help me its on daily basis whether m sleeping at night or morning or day.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Please I need a resolution to it, I always get nightmare. I work in night shifts and nightmare consists of as m runni...
Dear lybrate-user, Are you screaming or kicking or walking or waking up during the nightmares? If not, they are just dreams. Does not need any major treatment. In shift workers, the circadian rhythm gets disturbed. The sleep wake cycle is also disturbed. So you may be waking up during dream stage of sleep. That is why, you remember the dream and worry about them. Try and find a day shift job. Or try to go to bed at the same time on all days whether week day or week end. Sleep during the day, in a dark room or eyes covered by a cloth. If it bothers your day time activities, please consult a psychiatrist. She/he may prescribe a tablet called Melatonin, a circadian rhythm hormone.
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He have many physical relationships with girls n he even do some sexual activities with guys like anal n blow jobs n other things. He used to attracted by Girls n Even Guys too. He was attracted towards me too but I denied. And he stop talking with me and then later he discussed this problem with me. He every new day desire to have sex with his girl friends or with his office male colleagues. Is that wrong what he doing n what are the steps for distracting from guys.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
He have many physical relationships with girls n he even do some sexual activities with guys like anal n blow jobs n ...
If you didn't want to have sex with him and said no. It's ok because you have the right to do what you want. Your friend seems to be bisexual which is a variation of sexuality which is seen in very small percentage in humans. Though it's considered normal scientifically, but in indian society it is looked down upon and such people face a lot of marginalisation and rejection from the rest, which leads to mental and emotional trauma for them. I suggest that you don't try to change him at all. Try to understand him and his life. He might be having sex with men and women but in his private moments, he could be sad and disturbed. If he's interested to visit a psychiatrist / counsellor to vent out any emotional baggage.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
5 surprising ways that stress affects your brain

Chronic stress might make you more susceptible to mental illness.

In a study published in molecular psychiatry, researchers found that chronic stress results in long-term changes in the brain. These changes, they suggest, might help explain why those who experience chronic stress are also more prone to mood and anxiety disorders later on in life.

Researchers from the university of california - berkeley performed a series of experiments looking at the impact of chronic stress on the brain.

They discovered that such stress creates more myelin-producing cells, but fewer neurons than normal. The result of this disruption is an excess of myelin in certain areas of the brain, which interferes with the timing and balance of communication.

In particular, the researchers looked at how stress impacted the brain's hippocampus. They suggest that stress might play a role in the development of mental disorders such as depression and various emotional disorders.
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IMPROVE YOUR CONCENTRATION

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
IMPROVE YOUR CONCENTRATION

with the exams approaching, the pressure increasing and the anxiety reaching the pinnacle; being able to concentrate on what you study and remembering it is the most important concern of the hour.

 Here are some tips which will help you to concentrate on your studies and remember whatever you have studied:-

* keep your cell phone aside. These days, the cell phone addiction has become more difficult to cure than any other addiction. It is better to switch off your cell phone and keep it in a place far from your reach so that you can concentrate on what you are needed to concentrate on rather than what is pulling your attention.

* make a timetable and stick to it. Make a proper schedule of each day which will include what time will you wake up, when you will eat, when you will take a nap etc. Even include what subject and what chapters you will study each day. This will make your revision planned and hassle free.

* take adequate sleep. It is necessary to sleep at least 6 hours in a day even during exams as your brain needs that much time to recuperate from the stress and strain. Studies have shown that taking an adequate sleep of 6 hours in a day, increases productivity and improves your ability to remember what you have studied that day.

* take a short nap after lunch. The grasping ability reduces after eating lunch and hence it is a good habit to take a power nap of 7 to 8 minutes after lunch.

* keep your body properly fed and properly hydrated. There is no specific food that will help you improve your grasping ability. All the foods are important enough to provide the necessary nutrition to your brain and, in turn, improve its grasping and retaining ability.

* lastly, don't over exert yourself. Stress is only going to make you forget what you have read. If possible, perform meditation for 10 to 15 minutes in the day to relax your mind and refresh you for the whole day of studying.

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I feel depressed when I saw my colleges they have good jobs although I am more qualified than them what can I do?

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Kolkata
I feel depressed when I saw my colleges they have good jobs although I am more qualified than them what can I do?
You are quite young and will get ample opportunities. Judging and comparing youself with others is never useful. Try to focus, enhance and work hard in areas which interest you. Sometimes you have to wait longer for opportunities that are interesting as well as useful.
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