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Dr. Ponnudurai R.

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Ponnudurai R. Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Ponnudurai R. is a popular Psychiatrist in Royapettah, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Ponnudurai R. personally at Siva ENT Hospital in Royapettah, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ponnudurai R. on Lybrate.com.

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Sir i am using lonapez 0.5 and zosert 50 mg since from 3days i am getting some electric shock like sensation in my brain wat to do pls suggest me pls

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
This is known as KIndling effect when you start a Psychotropic like Zosert or Lonazep even. This if not subsided in a week you can opt for change to another Antidepressant like Escitalopram 5mg to start with along with Lonazep Get an EEG done and please scan and amail to me. Dr Aravinda Jawali Consultant Psychiatrist 09845033734 jawaliag@gmail.Com Please send full history and tratment copies scanned along with EEG/ MRI and symptoms you were treated for.
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Hello I am vikash jain from delhi age 30 y doing business I have problem in speaking and I want to clear my voice so please guide me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please start doing regular pranayam yoga and meditation suck mulathi pieces 3 to 4 times a day take saraswatarishta 15 ml twice daily with water.
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I am 27 years old, actually on 28-6-2014, I met an bike accident that was zygma tripod fracture, I consulted with two and three famous neurosurgeon doctors but still having problem like - anxiety, Depression, Tension, Memory, Etc. Kindly suggest right path to improve. Thanks.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am 27 years old, actually on 28-6-2014, I met an bike accident that was zygma tripod fracture,
I consulted with two...
I would suggest you to work with a counselor who can help you with your stress and anxiety. After accident it is very likely that you are traumatized. Whatever it is you need help and support working with. Neurologist and psychiatrist have expertise in different area and may not be able to help you learn ways to deal with your anxiety and depression. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask any further questions you might have wishing you very best.
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My father is a chain smoker since 20 30 years. I want him to quit smoking. Can you please prescribe any medicine?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Solapur
There are a few medications that can help stop smoking. However most important step is to counsel the patient about ill effects of smoking and increasing his motivation towards quitting smoking. We can first motivate your father for stopping to smoke and then help him do it with help of medications. Kindly contact for detailed evaluation and treatment.
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Physiotherapist, Rajkot
The symptoms of prenatal depression could be lessened if pregnant women take part in regular yoga exercises, a new study suggests.
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I am just 15 years old From last 14 days, l am suffering from severe body pains Please help me doctor.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am just 15 years old
From last 14 days, l am suffering from severe body pains Please help me doctor.
Take bed rest, plenty of liquids, proper food and paracetamol tablets for 2- 3 days. If no relieve you should see a physician for proper examinations, investigations if necessary and advice.
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What Are Anti-Depressants?

DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
What Are Anti-Depressants?

Are you suffering from acute depression? Well, in this case nothing can be a better solution than taking anti-depressants. Anti-Depressants are nothing, but specialized medicines or drugs that can help in releasing the stress hormones and finally the depression is completely eliminated.

These medicines need to be taken only if the doctors have prescribed the same, otherwise you might face innumerable complications. Some people think that these drugs are equivalent to sleeping pills; in fact they are not. 

What are the benefits of the ani-depressants?

  1. Provide Tranquillity: You can feel calm by taking the tranquilizers. However, in this case, you have to be very much aware of the perfect dosage as overdose can create innumerable troubles that cannot be easily rectified. In fact, these medicines can be treated as one of the major aspects of any psychological treatment. These drugs are the most powerful of all, and on the other hand, you can have greater effectiveness after consuming the same. If you are facing heath complications while taking these anti-depressants, then you have to immediately inform about the same to the doctor so that you can remain absolutely safe and protected.
  2. Increases Comfort: Your comfort level can be increased to a great extent. If you think that alcohol can provide you comfort, then you are wrong. Your health will get deteriorated a lot by having alcohol. But in this case, you will not face any health complications until and unless dosage is exceeded. All anti-depressants are not suitable for your health, and this is the reason you should listen to your doctor and then only consume the same. You should learn the safest usage of anti-depressants so that you can remain healthy and safe along with the elimination of stress and depression.
  3. Treating Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is of the most critical types of mental disorders that cannot be easily treated, and this is the reason doctors often prescribe different kinds of anti-depressants so that anxiety can be controlled. In this case, Barbiturate deserves special mention and this drug is suitable for all. Nembutal and Phenobarbital are also very much beneficial in treating anxiety disorders. Acute stress and panic attacks can be resolved only by consuming Benzodiazepines. Brain activity can be reduced, and your nerves can get relaxed. This calming effect is really quite soothing in nature and can help you to stay away from all kinds of depression.
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Because of some financial problems I am getting tensed. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. Lot of unwanted things are running in my head. I am getting stressed. So what is the solution for this?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Because of some financial problems I am getting tensed. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. Lot of unwanted t...
Start meditation deep breathing exercise or mindfulness breathing. Consult a specialist for counseling.
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Want to quit alcohol. Currently frequency is daily and intake is 500 to 600 ml. Please advise and help.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you are a regular drinker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased drinker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-craving medications and de addiction treatment. It may involve getting admitted to a deaddiction unit for 15-30 days.
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General Physician,
World No Tobacco Day
"World No Tobacco Day" is on 31st May. It is observed every year, all over the world to draw attention of policy makers, law enforcers, public, towards the health hazards of Tobacco, and advocating for policies to reduce its consumption, be it in any form like smoking or chewing.

Every year WHO gives a theme for the World No Tobacco Day. The theme this year is ?Countries to Work together to end the illicit trade on Tobacco Products?.

Tobacco is the leading cause of morbidity, mortality & impoverishment
Tobacco kills nearly 60 lakhs (six million) people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Tobacco caused 100 million deaths in 20th century. As per current trends, it may cause one billion deaths in 21st century. If no action is taken now, tobacco related deaths will increase to more than eight million per year by 20130.Unfortunately, 80% of these deaths will be in low & middle income countries, and we are one of them.
Tobacco-related diseases are responsible for one in 10 adult deaths worldwide.
Every 6 seconds, one person dies of tobacco-related disease.
In India alone, it kills nearly 8 lakhs people per year.
A study has shown that every day 55,000 new children take up tobacco habits in India, whereas a mere 2% of Indian adults quit the habit, that also, often only after falling ill. ICMR has also shown that out of 100 young smokers today, nearly 50% are going to die of tobacco-related disease. People who smoking and/or chew tobacco are likely to have:
Fifty times more chances of getting oral cancer.
Twelve times more likely to die from lung cancer.
Ten times more likely to die from some form of lung disease.
Ten times more likely to die from cancer of the larynx.
Six times more likely to die of heart disease.
Twice as likely to die of a stroke.
And the list goes on & on ?

There is a plethora of evidence-based information on the health hazards of tobacco,
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I was smoking regularly but now I started feeling light chest pains frequently so I stopped smoking but still sometimes I feel the pain. Will it get normal if I do not smoke.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I was smoking regularly but now I started feeling light chest pains frequently so I stopped smoking but still sometim...
1. It could be due to chronic bronchitis. 2. Take x ray chest, do an ecg. 3. Consult physician with report for advice and treatment 4. Avoid smoking.
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5 years ago I got sprain in my neck. It does not healed up automatically. After that I got pain in my neck even placing it 2 minutes in a single position. Its severity increases and pain reaches to the head after few months. I consult a neurologist but treatment does not worked and problem got severe as it affects my shoulder and upper back too. Now I have symptoms - 1. Pain in neck and shoulder. 2. Difficulty in looking downward or bending down (head goes heavy when I bend) 3. Stiffness in neck and shoulder (more when wake up after sleep and after bath) 4. Confidence level gets down and feeling depressed mostly 5. Nervousness and anxiety 6. Loosing interest in activities which I love earlier 7. Memory gets weaker 8. Urgency of urinating increases a lot 9. Cracking of bones around neck and shoulder 10. Feels like swelling around shoulder and upper back 11. Formation of trigger points in trapezius muscle 12. Vision problem all my reports of MRI, x rays, and blood tests are normal. Is it fibromyalgia? Do I get rid of this problem and lead a normal life? Please help me.

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5 years ago I got sprain in my neck. It does not healed up automatically. After that I got pain in my neck even placi...
Your problem is related to cervical spondolytis and trapezitus 1u should take moist heat around your neck and shoulder 2 15-20 min. Icing over trigger point 3 stretch trapezius muscle 4 do free exercise arround neck 5 shoulder elevation and depression exercises 6 avoid pillow 7 avoid jerky and rash driving.
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I am 20 yd old man I am suffering from phobia of exams and I wanna get rid of these please help I'm in a very critical situation please help me.

PGDRP, MPhil, PGDGC
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 20 yd old man I am suffering from phobia of exams and I wanna get rid of these please help I'm in a very critica...
Try to relax by deep breathing, stretching and by mindfulness training, it may be because of your over expectations, set your goals and plan accordingly,
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Stress Free

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Stress Free

How to effectively handle work related stress

The statistics on stress at workplace are staggering with half of respondents in studies reporting that they face higher than normal stress levels at work. Stress is a silent killer and can lead to serious health issues like stroke and heart attack. Stress at the workplace could be due to excessive workloads, unclear responsibilities, lack of control, unrealistic deadlines and noisy work environment.

While it is a good thing to be competitive and excel in whatever you are doing, it is also very important to learn to tackle stress and take life easy. Remember, we live only once! here are some simple and effective ways to handle workplace stress:

1. Seek support at work

Research has shown that having one good friend at work reduces the chances of quitting. Sharing your thoughts with another person not only reduces the stress levels but also might lead to discovering new ways to handle tough situations. Take proactive steps to be more friendly and sociable at work.

2. Manage work better

Try prioritizing better and not expecting perfection in every task. In case your role is over-loaded, try talking to your manager to reduce the load or if possible, delegate some work. Accept that you have certain limits to your productivity and do not try to prove yourself by over-working.

3. Get moving

It is a proven fact that exercises in any form reduces stress levels. Try to exercise for half an hour daily in the form walking, swimming, playing a sport or running. You can take short walking breaks at work that can add up to half an hour in a day.

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4. Try breathing exercises

Breathing deeply for four counts on inhale and exhale can reduce stress levels immediately. You can try alternating breathing exercise i. E. Long inhale with one nostril and exhaling with the other nostril, which brings focus and energy in the morning before starting work.

5. Take a power nap

10 minutes of shut eye goes a long way in recharging your tired brain. Any longer than 15 minutes will end up making you groggy. Just put your head down on the desk, and clear your mind of all thoughts for 10 minutes.

6. Eat right

Food has a big role to play in determining our stress levels. Avoid processed food, sugar and high amount of refined carbs like flour, white rice etc. Maintaining your blood glucose levels by eating more complex carbohydrates that are slowly digested like ragi, jowar, bajra gives you steady energy levels throughout the day.

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7. Get enough sleep

Over-worked employees often cut back on sleep and try to squeeze in work at night. Over the long term, this practice can severely impact your health and leads to more stress. A restful night's sleep of at least 6 hours is mandatory for all adults. Lack of sleep causes irritability and diminished ability to deal with stress. Avoid looking at laptop, tv or phone screens when you are trying to fall asleep.

You have to take charge of your own work-life balance and draw the line where you feel uncomfortable since no one will do it for you. Over-working might give benefits in the short term in terms of recognition and promotion, but it causes emotional, mental and physical burnout in the long term. Stay healthy, stay happy.

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Hi doc I use to be always mentally exhausted. Not able to think clearly. My mind never sleeps in the night only my body sleeps. Acc to doctors its due to anxiety and I am taking ssri from last on and off from 2 years. But yet also my mind not sleeps. Always I use to get mentally exhausted.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi doc
I use to be always mentally exhausted. Not able to think clearly. My mind never sleeps in the night only my bo...
Dear Priyanka, Probably you are suffering from Mixed Anxiety Depressive Disorder. That is why your doctor has advised an SSRI. SSRIs are not sedatives. They are antidepressants. They do not cause sedation as side effect also. If your mind is peaceful without any anxiety and worries, you will sleep mentally also. That is why they are prescribed. SSRIs take about 2-3 weeks to enter into brain and start working. So you don't expect any result as soon as you take. Taking on and off will not work because the tablet will not enter into brain that fast, by the time it enters, if you stop for 1 day, it will wait again to cross the blood brain barrier. Are you confused? Don't worry - take SSRI daily without fail for at least 6 months or so. If after 3 weeks no improvement, go back to doctor for increasing the dose and/or another sedating antidepressant.
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Respected doctors, My results of isc class 12 exams were declared in which I managed to score only 82.5%. My parents expected me to get at least 90% as in class 10 I got 94.8% and was class topper but this time I totally failed to live upto expectations. My friends have performed very well. I am very frustrated and thought of committing suicide but realized that it is impossible for me to do so. My mother started behaving strangely. She stopped talking to me for my failure. She is under the impression that I have wasted my life and that theres nothing left. I try to remain positive but when I see my parents faces and their dejected mood, I feel like running away from everything. I am now sitting in the corner of my room lamenting about my mistakes and have no one to share my pain and sorrow with. Its really amazing how people desert you in times of despair. I do not know someday I may turn insane. After the results I have not been able to eat and sleep properly. U r my only hope please help me!

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Respected doctors,
My results of isc class 12 exams were declared in which I managed to score only 82.5%. My parents ...
Hi do not worry if you have scored 82.5 %. There are nowadays lots of fields where you can excel. If you score a little less it ios not the end of everything. Have hopes and join the field of your choice and excel in that. Do not neglect your food. You have to eat to live. Do not ever think of committing suicide. Only the people who fear life and cannot face commit suicide. Be bold tell your parents I will excel in my field of choice. Try to think positively. Get up early in the morning and sit silently for 10 minutes without thinking about anything. Then go and relax with your best friend. No medicine is required for you. Ok do not worry.
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Hi I want ask with you question for me I have mentally problem when any one hearting me than I was cry and so angry and I feel I am alone in the world and I think about subside and I want live alone always any one not complete my wish than I was feeling sad actually in my childhood my parents left me in a hostel please give me a solution please.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I want ask with you question for me I have mentally problem when any one hearting me than I was cry and so angry a...
Lybrate-user be strong, you have to live yourself, we come alone we go alone and therefore make the most of it. There is no point ending your life just because other people are not sensitive, everyone is different some will hurt you criticize you back bite you but you need to ignore it and keep your focus on your goals, be successful in life and work hard towards it thats the best thing you can do to yourself. You can consult a psychologist and take some counseling. It will benefit you. Consult with me for same. All the best.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time I learn please suggest me something.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Try yoga and meditation. Dont indulge in any tobacco or excess alcohol, sleep timely 6 to 8 hours everyday, maintain a regularity in your daily schedule, moderate work out or brisk walking daily.
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I have a pain in my left side of the body. From left side waist to left leg toe. If I stand or work for long time then it get pain specially surface of toe.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
It appears you are suffering from sciatica pain. This can be treated by a acupuncturist in your area. If not pl consult me. I shall provide the guidance / treatment.
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I get lots of negative thoughts how can I rid of that more over m very confused personality I chk my locks 10-12 tym nd still I feel its not locked wat shloud I do? Hlp me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I get lots of negative thoughts how can I rid of that more over m very confused personality I chk my locks 10-12 tym ...
Repetitive checking behaviours can be a part of obsessive compulsive disorder. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist personally with complete details of your problem and then consider any treatment if necessary.
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