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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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Hello I have taken antidepressants for 2 and half years. After that I gradually decreased the dose n stopped it completely 6 months ago, but now am facing many side effects like concentration, dizziness, sexual problems.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello I have taken antidepressants for 2 and half years. After that I gradually decreased the dose n stopped it compl...
After 6 months if you develop these symptoms those are not medication side effects. Antidepressants usually get washed off in 4-8 weeks. Your present complaints are most likely due to recurrence of Depression, consult your psychiatrist for remedy.
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I am 21 year male I am depression patient I have always headache and tension no one enjoy present what should I do now?

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 21 year male I am depression patient I have always headache and tension no one enjoy present what should I do now?
Depression. Sadness of mood and lack of interest. You think a lot and tgat too pessimistic which gives headache called as tension headache. So you need antidepressants which will take care of your thoughts and and ultimately headache too. So please consult a psychiatrists!
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Which food and drinks should I consume to remain happy and to fight depression. I am having depression for the last 3-4 years and taking anti-depression medicines.

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
Which food and drinks should I consume to remain happy and to fight depression. I am having depression for the last 3...
Dear , clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Food with little oil content, nuts, green vegetables, fruits etc help relieve depression. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.
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I feel stressful and lazy everyday. And I am trying to understand what's going on. But I can't.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I feel stressful and lazy everyday.
And I am trying to understand what's going on. But I can't.
Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. If possible buddy up wits some one. That could be your friend or a family member. When you exercise or trying to change or modify your life style having someone's support and company always helps. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. I also offer 3 to 6 months program where we need on a weekly basis to work towards your goal achievement. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60 ml daily. But only in evening. He is 42. I am worried about his liver. Is there any medication to prevent liver disease if he continues to drink. How many years it will be safe to drink this much ?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60...
Hi lybrate-user, your elder brother is suffering from alcohol dependance syndrome. Which is a medical disorder. He is unable to quit at his own, rather not motivated to quit. There are proper treatment of alcohol deaddiction. For this you probaby have to admit him under a psychiatrist trained in deaddiction. There he wll need detoxification treatment; intense psychotherapy e. G. Motivation therapy, relapse prevention therapy, assertive therapy etc. He will also need antcraving therapy. A through gastrointestinal checkup is also required by a gastroenterologist. Hope with proper guidance n family support your brother can be helped.
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I was depressed for 1 year then I took medicine for almost 3 year under doctor prescription so how long I have to take the medicine because now I completely feel ok.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was depressed for 1 year then I took medicine for almost 3 year under doctor prescription so how long I have to tak...
You are feeling ok because of the medicines. To get rid of these medicine, try counselling. Your doctor and counsellor together will help you in tapering down and stopping these medicines. But please don't stop medicines on your own.
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My son agniv nandi is autism child. He is 9 years old. He could not speak according his level and he is hiper active. He can write and recognize things. What medicine is good for my child?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
There is no medicine for autism. If you want some medicine for hyperactivity you can consult a psychiatrist. But to start of with if you cut down on sugars and simple carbohydrates and shift to protein and complex carbohydrates his hyper activity will come down. Behavior therapy helps such children.
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Im 24 n I have just completed my studies last year. Therefore, not having myself employed in any field and parents not allowing me to tie a knot is putting me into stressful state of mind, unable to think anything positive .Although I and my boyfriend's parents are mentally ready. I'm seriously depressed.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Im 24 n I have just completed my studies last year. Therefore, not having myself employed in any field and parents no...
Communicate with your parents about why they won't let you marry. If direct communication is not possible, involve a family member or friend to intervene. If that does not work either, take the help of a psychologist/ counselor/ psychiatrist. In the meanwhile, set some life goals for yourself. Take up a job or do a course that will help you in the field of your choice. Marriage is an important part of your life, but it is not everything. It is possible once you give this situation some time, things will work out. However if you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, consult a psychiatrist immediately.
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I am 30 year old male, suffering from depression for a long time? I have tried medications twice before but did not get the positive results, now I have again started medication from last month, still not feeling up to the mark. Can anyone suggest me what else can I do for depression.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 30 year old male, suffering from depression for a long time? I have tried medications twice before but did not g...
Then the diagnosis may not be depression, since the results with antidepressants are excellent, rarely we see resistant depression. Get a 2nd opinion from another psychiatrist, and get evaluated in detail.
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Recently my result was bad, I got 2 backs instead of working hard, n my friends you studied during exam. Time only, passed, really feeling depressed n disappointed, even having no interest to study. Please advice what to do?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Recently my result was bad, I got 2 backs instead of working hard, n my friends you studied during exam. Time only, p...
Dear Shubham , academic results depend not only on how much you work hard but also on 'How you work. It is not so much about the number of hours you put in, it is more about how well you understand what you are studying. Stop comparing yourself to others. Also, you must practice to write answers to questions related to the topic that you have prepared. Attempting previous years' question papers helps build your confidence in the topics you have studied and also enhances your speed of solving the paper. You will be able to cover up your backs if you focus more on how you are studying.
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Hi, I just recently moved into an apartment and 3 weeks in I already have a neighbour causing me major anxiety. I have a small dog we sometimes call'medical dog' I have anxiety and panic disorder as well as bipolar disorder and the dog became my best therapist and because of that I have a really.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I just recently moved into an apartment and 3 weeks in I already have a neighbour causing me major anxiety. I hav...
I think you are well advised to meet with this neighbor and explain your predicament viz-a-viz needing the dog for a therapeutic reason. Without that reason he may rightfully feel annoyed that the dog's yelping may cause him disturbance to him and his family. People are very understanding if explanations are proffered. After all you may have disturbed a rather peaceful neighborhood!
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I am 29 year working women. Due to family disturbance I suffered 3 anxiety attacks. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 29 year working women. Due to family disturbance I suffered 3 anxiety attacks. What should I do?
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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How to remove stress from daily routine?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
You can remove stress by adding relaxing activities to your daily routine. Remove some activities which may not be necessary like talking on the phone, and replace them with more important activities. Learn to recognise your limitations and learn to say no when you are not interested or just cant do it. Employ/ ask help from someone who can help you with the daily chores. Organising, planning in advance, time management takes off a lot of stress from daily life. Also don' t forget the pleasure and the benefits of the chores that you are doing. When you realise these, automatically, you will feel lighter about a task which weighs you down. For eg if you don' t like to cook, but you have to do it everyday, then you can tell yourself to see the brighter side of it that it gives nutrition to your family and your kids are healthier because of what you cook for them.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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I am 24 years old. Im unable to increase my health profile. Wt is d normal suggested diet for improvement improvement in my health. I smoke cigarette 5 to 6 a day. In my cough black cough is coming after spitting. Wt is d suggested techniques get rid of such black cough. Is it due toexcessivetar in my lungs or d dust from road.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I am 24 years old. Im unable to increase my health profile. Wt is d normal suggested diet for improvement improvement...
You may follow regular daily routines of getting all dietary measures and daily behaviours as well as exercise and yoga and morning walk every day. Hot water sipping boiled with ginger and tulasi leaves every one hour for whole day. Use light diets and soups of carrots and beetroot with moong daal and green vegetables and dariya with green vegetables and moong daal soups. Milk boiled with ginger and haldi two times daily. Grean tea without sugars. Daily pranayam for 5 minutes two times a day. You have smoking cough problems and symptoms you have are not good as it will create problems later in future. You must follow the given advices as above. It will help you from black cough.
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My heart beats fastly and how to control my emotions. Every time I'm feeling so angry.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
My heart beats fastly and how to control my emotions. Every time I'm feeling so angry.
Hi. Heart rate increases when you are in anxiety or stressed out. Medication and yoga would be of help to tackle such things.
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I am 18 year old male and I have a swear neck pain and back pain for 2 years. I am s student so it's difficult for to study! What should I do? Any remedies?

Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Amravati
I am 18 year old male and I have a swear neck pain and back pain for 2 years. I am s student so it's difficult for to...
Hello, Medication like methylcobalamine with muscle relaxant and analgesic will reduce pain; you can take them . I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
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Lack of self confidence .Feeling like a coward and lot of inferiority complex.How to beat all these?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The fear complex is doing you in. Please attend a personality development course that highlights the five-factorial approach: physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual quotients. If you develop in these five areas, you will certainly improve your confidence. Some personality courses emphasize and focus on public speaking to a large extend. It is not too bad an idea but it is a little narrow in perspective. You could instead attend a Toast Masters Club, which does the same thing in a more organized manner. Apart from regular and aerobic exercising, you must also visit a gym to build a good body image. You can go for personal grooming classes too. While regular vigorous exercise develops your body, the regimen will also enlarge your heart and help you handle stressful situations much more competently than others who don?t exercise. Dress well, eat well, sleep well and conduct yourself well in social circles to build confidence. Perform well in your studies and work, and feel good about your achievements. You could also go for hypnosis sessions to build your self-image from within. Now, remember that all your problems are in your mind: spiritual wellness, faith and prayer will boost your confidence really well. Emotional wellness will take care of the fear factor. There are lots of affirmations, if said three times at a time, everyday, they will gradually strengthen your concept of yourself. Yoga and meditation will also build you up. Speaking to a counselor will give you personal assistance in pursuing these goals.
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