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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 has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 30 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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She is using pills for sleeping. For 3 months. And now seems. Can not remember. I mean. She lost their memory slightly. Is that the problem because of using pills?

Homeopath, Agra
Yes, it may be. Take sleeptite (homoeopathic med.) of sbl company instead of sleeping pills. 1 tab. 3 times for 1 wk, then revert me.
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I am 30 years old male, md microbiologist, shy, reserved and anxious type of personality, suffered from anxiety and depression is on sertraline 50 mg od feels always drowsy, kindly suggest any other therapy.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am 23 years old footballer. I have a heavy groin injury. Which ointment can help me to recover from this? Help me out. Tell me the name of a very good pain killer ointment. Will you?

Fellowship, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user pain in groin can be due to various reasons. Is there any injury to groin. Should get checked up by a sport medicine doctor. Don't self medicate. You can use analgesic ointment till you go for consultation. Ointment tolagin local apply can help for temporary relief. But do not neglect it.
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Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Chennai
Are Some Fantasies Better Kept A Fantasy?

My husband wants me to have an affair and has fantasized about it for the last 5 of our 10 years together. He gets turned on at the mere thought of me having sex with someone else. And, this fantasy doesn’t go away.

We had some serious problems a couple of years ago and I was unfaithful once. I told him and he went from hurt, to jealous, to turned on and asks me to talk about it now during sex. The fantasy arouses me too, but I’m mainly aroused by his arousal. Is this type of fantasy better kept a fantasy? I would never be turned on at the thought of him with another woman. Thanks for your advice.


Oh, Sugar, Sugar.

Sounds to me like you just got the world’s best (and rarest) hall pass:
Men Who Want Their Wives to Fuck Other Men.

This is also known as cuckolding, and I’m not quite sure I’m the go-to guy on the subject. In our household, we joke that one day (maybe on my 50th birthday), I’ll get my threesome with another woman. There are no equivalent jokes about watching my wife with another man.

They’re fantasies. They don’t have to be acted out in real life if it would cause real life harm to the relationship.
But here’s the thing with fantasies…

They’re fantasies. They don’t have to be acted out in real life if it would cause real life harm to the relationship. Which is why it’s harmless for me to joke about a threesome; I would never bring someone home from Craigslist and ruin my marriage because of it. And it’s why your husband is still pressing for the idea of seeing you with another man. In fantasy form, it’s harmless. In reality, well…

…you’re kinda like me – a sexual hypocrite. It’s cool if you’re with someone else; you just don’t want to imagine him with another woman.

Thankfully, he’s not asking you to imagine that. He’s asking if you’re open to being with another man with his permission. And from what you’re saying above, it sounds like you are.

You wonder if this is okay because it’s not the other guy that excites you, it’s being aroused at his arousal. Well, who cares? Arousal is arousal. Being aroused at someone else’s reaction is why men have responded to women’s fake orgasms since the beginning of time. So, on the surface, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with him taking pleasure in you taking pleasure out of another man.

Where things may go awry is when unexpected emotions arise.

Will your husband truly be cool watching you have sex with another man? Hearing about it afterwards? Sleeping in the same bed where the deed was done? It may sound great in theory; who knows what he’ll feel like after the fact. One may be able to intellectually separate sex and love, but jealousy isn’t a rational emotion.

Being aroused at someone else’s reaction is why men have responded to women’s fake orgasms since the beginning of time.
Similarly, how will you feel about unleashing the dragon of polyamory? Maybe this is a one-time deal. Maybe your husband will want to see you with more and more men. Maybe you’ll get emotionally bonded to one of these new men. Maybe this one experience will irrevocably change the way you view sex and marriage. That’s a lot of maybes on which to risk a marriage.

Strangely, the good thing that you have going for you is a ten-year relationship that has already overcome infidelity. This means you should be able to address most of these concerns beforehand, and deal with any surprising emotional issues that come up afterwards.

So am I giving you the green-light to have sex with another man even though you’re married?

Yes, but I wouldn’t be if I didn’t think that your relationship couldn’t survive it. You have to accept your husband at his word that this will be a turn-on, and if this arrangement doesn’t work for both of you, you must return to the way things were before – with Pandora firmly back in the box.

Let us know how it goes.
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I am 24 year old. Mai jab morning so ker uthta hu to mere sir me vibrations hoti hai. Mera sir all time bhari bhari rehta hai or aisa lagta hai jaise maine daru p rkhi ho aise sir ghumta rehta hai al time. Mai kafi time girne se v bcha hu chkkr se. Or mai bohat sari batain v bhulne lg gya hu mujhe kuch v yad nahi rehta jeadatar.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, Thanks for writing in. Please get the following tests done first: hemogram and thyroid profile. At he face of it, it appears that it is NOT a very serious problem. It can be solved with some simple medicines. Please get the tests done and revert back. Take care!
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I am suffering from constant headache and I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I am also feeling laziness. Please can you help me.

MD - Anatomy, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
If you are not getting enough of sleep or continuously watching some screen like phone, tv or playing some video games etc you are bound to have headaches. Have a sound sleep, walk in open nature, listen to some good music. Have some break time from studies and play some outdoor game or above said activities. Get you eyesight checked.
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I have depressed last ten yrs. Last two years I have treated doctor. He take anti depression drugs but no result. My head is warm and scintillate all of the time. Pls tell what should I do? It is the deep deep problem of my life. There is a nerve disease doctor.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Rajat, Depression is also a nervous disease, Rajat. It needs treatment for a long time with antidepressant tablets and therapy. Head becoming warm and scintillating is also common in depression. Antidepressants need to be given at an adequate dose. Sometimes it has to be combined with mood stabiliser drugs or tranquilizers. For all these things you need to meet your doctor repeatedly. Please continue to do that before you get more problems in your life. All the best.
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Depression - 5 Ways to Deal With It!

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Sexologist, Jalna
Depression - 5 Ways to Deal With It!

Depression is more than just feeling low or down. It is a serious illness that is caused by various changes in the brain chemistry. There are a lot of factors that cause depression, which range from genetics to change in hormone level, stress, grief, medical conditions and other life circumstances. All these can lead to depression and that is something which does not go away on its own. However, there are a few efficient ways through which patients can deal with depression. These are as follows:

  1. Exercise: Taking a brisk walk for fifteen to twenty minutes every day can be very healthy, not only for your body,  but also for your mental health as well. Dancing, jogging, cycling and yoga are alternatives as well. Although, people who are depressed might not feel like doing any of those things, but one should try to do them anyway. Once a person gets into the exercising routine, they will start noticing the change in their mood. Deep breathing, yoga exercises and meditation can also help people feel better and less depressed.
  2. Anti-depressants: Three brain chemicals that are responsible for handling your mood are norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. During depression, the brain circuits that make use of these chemicals stop working properly. In this case, antidepressants can be very useful. These tweak the chemicals that run through the brain and help improve your overall mood.
  3. Psychotherapy: It is a method through which therapists find out a person’s everyday stressors. This therapy is a powerful treatment for depression. Combining psychotherapy with medications can be even better and more effective. This also makes the symptoms easier to take. When a person talks about his feelings and problems with a stranger, it can help him or her release certain amount of stress.
  4. Social support: Talking to a friend or attending group therapies has proven to be beneficial. However, it is important that the person you talk to is someone who you will feel comfortable around. Therefore, it could be someone you know or someone who empathises with you. This is possible either with your close ones or group therapies where the people you talk with, have been going through the same problem you have.
  5. Meditation: Calmness and meditation can help you channelize your positive energy and thoughts over the negative ones. It can help a person see new perspective, develop forgiveness and compassion. Much like exercise, meditating briefly can help you gain immediate effects. It helps a person get over depression. This happens over time. One might not be successful in releasing their stress at once. It is a process that takes time.

The treatment that you get for your depression will depend on the kind of depression that you have. Some might get psychotherapy while others might get antidepressants or for some, exercise could be enough. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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How we can stop smoking? Pleased suggest me off any medicine are available on medical store.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Chantix is the current medicine to help with the smoking cessation but a doctor will have to prescribe it to you. It is a wise decision to quit as early as possible and minimize the harm. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. 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. But try and try again until you succeed. 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 but true. 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.
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Hello, I am a student and I am an alcohol addict I just want to ask that how much amount of alcohol I have to take so that it doesn't affect my health. I can not stop it totally but just trying to Control my addiction. Your comments will appreciated,

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, it's more essential to quit alcoholism to save your life & hope of your near and dears to save the hard earned money of your parients, spent upon you. Please, don't calculate the volume of death. Follow the under noted tips to over come alcoholism, else your liver will badly b damaged, threatening your life. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism. Go for meditation, yoga to reduce your stress to feed your liver, lungs and heart to b a strong person to quit this injurious habit. Your diet be, simple, healthy, easily digestible on time. Tk, homoeo medicines, gentle in use, rapid in action with no side effect. @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. @ acid sulphuric 30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. Over all, it is you only, who can rescue yourself from deathly silence. Stay aware & strong, golden days are ahead.
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Whenever I read anything, it stays in my mind for a long time and has an impact, please suggest.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It is good you have a good memory. But dont allow it to waste your time away by ruminating on the facts.
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Im 21years old I hve pcod and using cycloset syrup. I did not take syrup regularly bcz I forgot every time. I did nt get my period since 3months. What should I do to get period suggest me medicine to get period with in 1week Thnq.

General Physician, Chandigarh
Pcod medicines can't be given without proper investigation so please consult a gynaecologist and get it done.
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I am an armed guard and I work graveyard shifts at work and my job is really necessary for me to stay actively engaged or someone can possibly be killed. If I fall asleep on the job or if I lose focus, not only will I lose my job but there is the risk of someone getting hurt. My old doctor I was with used to prescribe me Modafinil (provigil) and I was wondering if you all write prescriptions here?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Modafinil is a good medication to keep you alert. But it is imperative for you to get investigated in detail if you tend to feel sleepy even after having 8-10 hours of sleep in the daytime. If the illness warrants use of Modafinil I guess any good psychiatrist would help you out.
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I am 21 years old male and I have a problem of inhaling from last 2 months and whole body ache also.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, * you are suffering either from bronchitis or, bronchial-asthama. @ bryonia alb 30-4 drops, thrice a day. @ blatta orient q- 10 drops, 1/4 cup of luke warm water, thrice a day. * go, for meditation to charge your bronchus and lungs to function smoothly * avoid, dust, smoke, cold intake, cold exposure. * take, easily digestible diet. Report, your progress, fortnightly. Take care.
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Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Well you must learn to live in the present, which is what really matters. The past is history, and those memories will remain and loose significance over a period of time, if you do not indulge in them. The more you think about them, they will renew the wounds as though it were still happening. That way you will never heal from those experiences. Your greatness and wellbeing now lie in your ability to forgive them once and for all. Forgiveness is good more for you than for them. I believe in divine retribution and it will happen for sure except that you are not in charge of when and how it happens. But don?t even wish them that. True and genuine forgiveness, in fact, fosters a good attitude towards them and invites prayers for them too. By not forgiving you are hurting yourself while they sit in comfort unperturbed by all those events. Right now your wife, who you describe as an angel, is the one you are living with and if she has transformed to this extent, you must learn to move on. You could also meet a counselor and talk about your old feelings as a way to purge them out of your system. At your age, and with diabetes and blood pressure, the past can only compound your ill health, which you cannot afford to in the twilight years of your life. Live in peace with your beloved and enjoy this life that God has gifted you, fully. Also keep yourself occupied along with your wife so that the day is full of good happenings and create new memories. Go on fun trips and excursions, some of which are organized by some reliable agencies.
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I'm 27 years old I have problems of mental illness. Every time every thing I think negative For that I feel depressed and I loosing wight. Please help me out.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
Dear patient, depression has a very good answer in homeopathy and it requires complete case taking. It cures without any chance of recurrence. You can consult privately for further case discussion.
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I don't know how to describe my problem. My problem is neatness. Every minute and every second it will be in mind. I keep wash my hands when ever I touch anything. And I have two kids I don't allow them to play outside because they will get dirty. And if I see them dirty I will get very anger I will loose my control. What is my problem and what to do. Please suggest me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
I suggest that you see a psychiatrist for your wish for neatness at all times. It seems to be going towards an extreme and wouldn't serve you any purpose, instead render you quite dysfunctional. Stopping your kids from going out will prove counterproductive because children need to run, play, exercise in the open for good physical, mental and emotional development. Dirty clothes are part of growing up. Sometimes it's fun to be dirty and still enjoy with friends. They learn social skills through play. Cooperation, tolerance, team building, competitions, winning, losing, resilience etc. By keeping them in the house, they will feel bored and lose out a lot.
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I am 30 years old. I am mentally depressed last 10 years. Its effects my head is warm some of times and its causes my hair is loss. Now what should I do?

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hello lybrate-user, sorry to hear about your depression. Ten years is a long time to struggle with depression. Well, one thing I want to acknowledge, that you have been strong to fight depression for such a long time. Depression hits us when there are negative thoughts that keep lingering in our subconscious mind. Most of the time thoughts produce action, and so it is important to address each negative thought, and replace it with positive thought. If you require some help with that, I will be more than happy to help. For now, try to inhale through nose the positive thoughts, and exhale negative thoughts through your mouth. Repeat this exercise ten times. See if that helps you. Regards.
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