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Dr. P. Padma Kumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

200 at clinic
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 feel like my head is stubbed and I give late response . I feel difficult to catch things , get confused easily , my hand swells always feel low, feel emotional , want to cry , don't want to talk anyone . I have no interest in anything .

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I feel like my head is stubbed and I give late response . I feel difficult to catch things , get confused easily , my...
You sound like you could be depressed. The hand swelling needs to be investigated by a doctor but with regard to depression you may follow the recommendations mentioned below: At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Doc. Need to quit smoking. Suggest some easy tips Also need to know how can I reduce nicotine substances from. My body.

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Cigarette contains more than 4000+ chemicals which can cause many physical and mental problems. Nicotine is addictive and causes addiction. Smoking can cause cancer and other physical problems. The best method to quit smoking is to use your will power and sustain it with your will power. There are other methods like deaddiction therapy. Once you stop smoking, the body take care of itself and automatically reduces nicotine content.

I have mind problem from 1.5 year whenever I have go to study I can understand what is written in book but I can't remember and also some stress.

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Forgetfullness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist in person for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.

I lost some body In my life and I'm depressed for this incident so how I fell simply.

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I lost some body In my life and I'm depressed for this incident so how I fell simply.
Hello, * go for meditation to reduce your stress, this will help you to over come your depression. As well. *homoeo-care*8 @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. * divert your mind to some lovable event, meet your friends, go to library. Enjoy gardening. All d best.

Hi, from morning I am feeling weak, nd my legs are paining too much, if I sit or stand, feeling hot below the knee. Body pains are also there from morning, especially back pain. Just had biscuits and a cup of tea from morning and I am going to have lunch. I need to get back to my normal work. What is the diet to be followed and tell me the medication to be taken. Thanks in advance. Note: I am consuming garlic water to get some energy, is it okay?

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Hi, from morning I am feeling weak, nd my legs are paining too much, if I sit or stand, feeling hot below the knee. B...
Do you have fever? It could be a symptom of Chickengunya which is spreading now adays. You need to take lots of water. Do not take any pain killer without getting your platelets tested.
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Hello sir, I am suffering from both knee joint pain for past 6 years. Doctor prescribed freeflex tablet, jointace tablet, osicards tablet, etc At present for the past 3 months I'm taking cartigen fort twice a day. I feel fain relief much, only when I walk I feel pain. How long should I continue if and what dosage should I follow.

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Hello sir, I am suffering from both knee joint pain for past 6 years. Doctor prescribed freeflex tablet, jointace tab...
with medicine do physiotherapy and quadriceps exercise. when u will start physio then u can left medicine

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Sir, my fingers usually shake slightly even when without tension or stress. What's the reason for this?

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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Sir, my fingers usually shake slightly even when without tension or stress. What's the reason for this?
Dear lybrate-user, I can understand your problem. Diseases that commonly cause shaky hands include parkinson's disease, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), and multiple sclerosis. Shaky hands may occur after ingesting or withdrawing from certain drugs or substances, such as alcohol and caffeine. You are too young for parkinson. You need to check your thyroid. Please consult a physician. Take care.
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I have gotten very addicted to my phone after my depression especially. I think it is leading to my lower concentration and weaker memory. I want to get over with this addiction. What should I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
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Dear lybrate user. Sitting at home or at one place continuously worsens the habit. Therefore engage in physical activities, games and social interaction. Take care.
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Hi sir. Im 30 years male. Married. Im facing some health problems and symptoms which I think symptoms of hypothyroidism. My pulse rate mostly around 60-65 all the time and body temperature below 98always. Just checked at 2 pm after lunch. Its 97.3. My diastolic Bp is 85-90-92 range most of times. Systolic Normal at same time. Very dull sluggish feeling. Fatigue all the time. Anxiety and some weird depression feeling also there. Elevated Triglycerides and some raised LDL. I will attached my Thyroid and Lipids report in attachment. So I think its under active thyroid. But when I did thyroid test t3 t4 tsh are within range. Im very stressed what to do. please plz help me on my health problems. Thank you.

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Hi sir. Im 30 years male. Married.
Im facing some health problems and symptoms which I think symptoms of hypothyroidi...
Dear Tanmay, Please do not diagnose yourself. Hypothyroid status and depression share common symptoms. Sometime both may occur in the same patient. It is good that you got your t3, t4 and tsh done. When they are normal, your symptoms may be due to a depressive disorder or other reasons. Pulse, temp and bp vary according to situations and many other reasons. So do not bother so much about them. Please consult me online text, where i can see the attachment, diagnose properly and treat you with your health problems.

Will paxidepcr gives any side effects and how many days should I continue it. Any withdrawal symptoms.

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Will paxidepcr gives any side effects and how many days should I continue it. Any withdrawal symptoms.
Dear , I can understand your problem. Psychiatric problems are always treated with a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and counseling. You are taking medicines but not supplementing it with psychotherapy and counseling. In fact, psychotherapy and counseling will help you to quit the medicine and continue without medicines. Please contact me with every detail and I will help you. Take care.

Ayurveda and Autism

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Autism is defined as a neurobiological pervasive development disorder that includes lack of social skills and inability to reciprocate to social interactions. The patient may also have intellectual and cognitive deficits and problems in communication (verbal as well as non-verbal).

Ayurveda is the oldest study of medicine and has proved to be very effective when it comes to managing and treating those affected by autism. The earlier an autistic person resorts to ayurveda, the more effective it is.

Ayurvedic drink recipe for treating the symptoms of autism: (should be taken daily)
1.1/3 cup of yogurt
2.3/4 cup of water
3. Cumin
4. Coriander and
5. Ginger
Or
Diluted fresh pomegranate juice

Ayurveda in curbing aggression:
Autism includes heightened aggression and aversion from social interaction due to a neurological condition that impairs the functioning of the brain. Not all autistic patients are violent towards others, but may express their frustration by self-harm and emotional outbursts. One can curb these emotional outbursts by taking herbal supplements. An ayurvedic herb called brahmi (bacopa monnieri) which is known for its, anti-anxiety, neuroprotection and antioxidant properties can help considerably.

Regular massages using sandalwood, rose, lavender and gotu kola oils are also very calming and relieving, because it stimulates the blood flow and neuronal responses. Massage also helps in increasing eye contact and social relatedness, less stereotypical behavior and improved sleep.

Ayurvedic herbs for autism:
1. Brahmi- scientifically known as bacopa monnieri, brahmi is an important herb that delays the process of forgetting and improves memory. Not only does brahmi improve memory, but also increases the grasping power, intellect and speech and also corrects the abnormality of emotions, personality and mood of an autistic individual. It also helps in performing complex tasks such as comprehension, reasoning and learning.

2. Ashwagandha- scientifically known as withania somnifera, ashwagandha has high affinity for gamma aminobutyric acid (gaba) receptors. Low gaba activity is related to cognitive impairment.

3. Shankhapushpi- scientifically known as convolvulus pluricaulis, shankhapushpi is very effective in improving learning and memory and is highly effective in treating insanity and epilepsy.

4. Centella asiatica- this ayurvedic herb is used as a medication for insanity, speech disorders and epilepsy, making it a very useful drug for treating autism.
Ayurveda and Autism
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I facing some issues like worries, tension, over thinking, perfectionism and unfocused.

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I facing some issues like worries, tension, over thinking, perfectionism and unfocused.
ou need to have mind control and do meditaion and yoga and also contact me with more details for more help. Take care of yourself Connect with others. Loneliness and isolation set the stage for anxiety. Decrease your vulnerability by reaching out to others. Make it a point to see friends, join a self-help or support group, or share your worries and concerns with a trusted loved one. Practice relaxation techniques. When practiced regularly, relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing can reduce anxiety symptoms and increase feelings of relaxation and emotional well-being. Exercise regularly. Exercise is a natural stress buster and anxiety reliever. To achieve the maximum benefit, aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on most days. Get enough sleep. A lack of sleep can exacerbate anxious thoughts and feelings, so try to get seven to nine hours of quality sleep a night. If you struggle with sleep, adopting smart sleep habits can make a big difference. Be smart about caffeine and alcohol. If you struggle with anxiety, you may want to consider reducing your caffeine intake or cutting it out completely. Same with alcohol, which can make anxiety worse. Train your brain to stay calm. Worrying is a mental habit you can learn how to break. Strategies such as creating a worry period, challenging anxious thoughts, and learning to accept uncertainty can significantly reduce anxiety and fear.
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Hello, im married 32 years of age with 2 kids. Last 2 years im facing financial constraints due to loss in business. I know im in a serious depression state which has created a gap between me.

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Hello, im married 32 years of age with 2 kids. Last 2 years im facing financial constraints due to loss in business. ...
Dear we can understand that your problem, financial loss or difficulty is inevitable. Depression due to that is also inevitable. Think how to solve that financial issue logically. Try some relaxation techies. Speak to some psychologist for better relief. Be positive and believe that you get better soon. Regards,
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How to free from stress. What is the best food to eat everyday. How we enhance our health or our mind. What are the best exercises that we should do in the early morning everyday.

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How to free from stress.
What is the best food to eat everyday.
How we enhance our health or our mind.
What are the b...
The first thing is to have a fixed time table wherein you will have fix time to wake up, for meals, for rest and enjoyment and also fixed timing for going to bed. If possible, start your day early in the morning - with the sun rise. Go for a walk/jog or do some yoga/pranayama or take up any other physical exercise like cycling/swimming/game of your choice. Have healthy breakfast. Best food for all meals would be lots of fruits and vegetables, alongwith carbohydrates, proteins and essential fats. Hence you can have dal, roti, rice, subzi, salad, curd etc daily. Have sugar and fried food in moderation. Avoid fast and junk food loaded only with calories. More importantly have plenty of water. Avoid smoking and alcohol. About reducing stress - stress is part and parcel of our lives. Hence we all need to learn to manage our stress. Understand what is causing this stress and try to analyse the cause. Search for various options and choose best possible option that suits you. Yoga/meditation and physical exercise are good stress busters. Learn time management and anger management techniques. Be in the company of people with positive attitude and learn to enjoy life. All the best.

I had been in relationship with a girl for 3 years. Now we broke up for some reason. After 15 days I tried to contact her she is telling that she wants to be a free bird, she want to explore and enjoy its seems. I was restricting her from bad things. But she has not understood me. Now she has move on. She hangouts with my enemies and she is more happy. But the problem is that I can't see that I feel guilt and some feeling which is rune my life. I begged to her like dog. That I can't be without her. But she says please get lost. I can't move on. I am stuck. Please help me how to forget her and her memories always come into mind. So please help me. I just wanna be strong like that! Please help me and give me good suggestion s respected sir or madam. I am really not going good.

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I had been in relationship with a girl for 3 years. Now we broke up for some reason. After 15 days I tried to contact...
If you had broken up and you are still thinking about her, it only means that you loved this girl very much.If you were not the one to break up with her, then she has played a game and now you have regrets. The clock cannot be turned back again, I suppose. You are pining for her too much and that can be your weakness that she can either exploit or abuse. This means that you might have entered into a symbiosis and her leaving has become life-threatening. That itself might be the reason for the breakup. Girls want a relationship where independence is respected and there is no clingy behavior. You have got to look into this aspect of your personality. Are you becoming too dependent on the girl and therefore demanding, even if it appears that you are protecting her? This is not a welcome feature for a girl to want to maintain this relationship. If she is willfully meeting with your opponents then the message is very clear : she just does not want you! You must therefore develop yourself to become independent and responsible. Maintain respectful distance. There are three important developments in an individual that creates an autonomous personality: intimacy, awareness, and spontaneity. Of these, awareness is of great importance: it will help you know yourself internally and to also make you conscious of other people around you. Such a person is able to meet his needs and that of the other in a balanced manner. You must learn to do this soon. You are still young and have a lot to learn. In fact when you enter college, you will meet many girls and will interact with them. If you resolve the symbiosis, you will do really well. Meet with a counselor and describe your longings, needs and wants, openly. Take your parents along and let them describe your entire life till now and the counselor will get an understanding of your plight. Remove everything that is a reminder of this girl and start working on your development. Demonstrate how you will look after yourself and work on doing that. Learn independence skills and do a personality development course too. You are still so young that when this relationship started you were only 15 years: too young to get serious with any one. And never get serious with anyone unless all the compatibility issues and the adjustability is really well understood and established.
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I am 21 years old male, I was suffering from stress for past 5 yrs, and have affected by psoriasis from past 8 years now it is cured somewhat .and I have indigestion problem due to psoriasis I was worrying daily when it will cure. It causes me more stress and memory loss. I can't able to concentrate on my studies. From morning to night I was in stress, I can't able to sleep properly. It takes more time to get sleep in night. I was in depression always. I was mumering while in sleep during night , if any one teased me or scold me I am getting very angry on them. I can't able to eat properly I am not getting hungry. I can't able to share any thing with others. And also I was addicted to masturbating past 2 yrs. I have aims and goal to achieve in my life but this stress is affecting me somemuch. I can not able to think and can not able to take decision. I was depending on others always. Whether this stress will affect my life in future sir. How can I come out from this stress. Pls help sir.

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I am 21 years old male, I was suffering from stress for past 5 yrs, and have affected by psoriasis from past 8 years ...
Stress is in fact a cause and even a deterring factor in improvement of psoriasis with treatment. This is also a reason for your sleeping and anxiety problems. To be simple, unless your stress is treated psoriasis may not improve well enough or even may have a propensity to relapse. Hence it is advisable that you consult a psychiatrist and consider some treatment for the same. This would definitely help you in long term management of psoriasis.
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I not concentrate my study. 3 year ago. Operation brain is manegiatics disease. Pls. Help me. Soln in permanent above.

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You will need to revert back with the surgeon to know if that operation has contributed to the lack of concentration. 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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