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Dr. Poorna Chandrika

Psychiatrist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Poorna Chandrika Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Poorna Chandrika is an experienced Psychiatrist in T.Nagar, Chennai. She is currently practising at Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Poorna Chandrika on Lybrate.com.

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My memory is weak I forget which I read jst in 1-2 days so what I can . I am very worry about it.

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7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Hi Dr. I am suffering frm. depression anxiety since 16 yrs, taking depran 10 Frm last 16 yrs, BT now this med is not working, Dr. change my moleqole & gave me zaptra 25 along with czep H, I am taking this med Frm 1 week, but I want 2 know is there any side effect reg sex, I am married man and I have 3 children, pls Dr. suggest me I am very confused reg sex life, I always trust in lybrate Dr. So do pls suggest me as same. Thanking you.

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Hi Dr. I am suffering frm. depression anxiety since 16 yrs, taking depran 10 Frm last 16 yrs, BT now this med is not ...
Zaptra and depran belong to the same class of anti-depressant. If you didn't have any sexual side-effects with depran, then it is unlikely you may get any from zaptra. However, the known side effects are prolonged ejaculation, difficulty in orgasm and sometimes decreased sexual desire.

I am diagnosed sugar on 3/8/2016. My age is 43. I feel very low mentally. Since then I am taking boiled food. But not taking any medicine. Kindly guide me or recommend me medicine which has no side effects.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
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I am diagnosed sugar on 3/8/2016. My age is 43. I feel very low mentally. Since then I am taking boiled food. But not...
India is the capital for diabetes mellitus (sugar) in the world. So no need to be shocked or worried about it. It is only a metabilic disorder. If you understand it in a scientific way and modify your lifestyle accordingly, it is no more a problem. The disease can not be cured. But can be kept under control and escape from its ill effects by obeying the following 3 mantras; 1. Proer diet 2. Brisk walking everyday for 50 minutes at a stretch 3. Taking tablets prescribed by a qualified doctor and fllow-up periodically. When compared to the ill effects of uncontrolled blood sugar for a prolonged period, the side-effects of antidiabetic drugs are very very negligible. Moreover, the recent antidiabetic medicines are safer than the older ones. Get an appointment of a diabetologist immediately.

Smoking and Your Teeth

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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Smoking increases the risk of heart disease and lung cancer, but even before those potentially deadly diseases develop, regular smokers are more likely to begin losing their teeth. A new study from britain's university of birmingham and the german institute of human nutrition determined that men who smoke are 3.6 times more prone to lose their teeth than non-smokers, while among women smokers the risk is 2.5 times higher. The researchers based their conclusions on data gathered from 23, 376 participants in a long-term study in germany. Part of the problem is that smoking is a strong risk factor in promoting tooth decay and gum disease, both of which can lead to tooth loss. The investigators noted that smoking can mask bleeding gums, a key symptom of gum disease, so that a smoker's gums may look healthier than they actually are. The good news is that quitting smoking can reverse the increased risk of tooth loss, although the researchers wrote that it could take more than 10 years for the risk to equal that of someone who never smoked.

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There are many problems in my family from my birth between my mom dad ,and nothing has changed yet ,now there are no hopes it would change ,its affecting me ,i feel very alone beacause of this i hate love ,friendship ,realtionships ,sometimes i feel like suicide ,im not happy ,the feeling of helplessness is killing me ,this is affecting on my acadamic performance ,ive consulted one counsilor she suggested to go to another state and live away from your family ,what should i do?going away is not possible for me .

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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Seeing your parents fighting would have left you insecure and fearful. Your trust in people and relationships has not developed because you haven't seen your parents modelling it for you. Yet it's not the end of the world. You can stay in your city and still work towards building your life and relationships. Try to remember those times when you did have a friend or cared for someone even briefly. Even if there were very few people who you cared for but still you did it. Inside the lonely person there is a gentle and beautiful person who wants to love and be loved. Nurture that part of you and let it grow. You will start living your life again. Change your counsellor if the other one didn't help you.
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Shall I know that some ayurvedic medicines are bieng sold in markets for improvement of stress and memory.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Yes definitely. In single remedy both will improve. We provide you best herbs like shankhpuspi. Jatamansi. N other with mix formula that can b taken by every one from one year child to 100 year person. No side effects. .

Smoking and Tooth Decay

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Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 
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My brother is 34 year he consume alcohol more than 10 years I want to help him to get rid of alcohol without telling him I read somewhere that if I if I give him medicine made from kuduz root than he stop drinking habit so please tell me ingredient and quantity to make medicine from kuduz root.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Please understand there are no short cuts or miracle medicines for alcohol addiction. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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I am cigarette smoker I take 12 to 16 cigarettes a day I fill dipress from last 6 month and cuff problem from last 2 year some time I can't walk or run longer-term I fill weakness and long birthing Last year I try to quiet from smoking I take" champix" starter courses from my doctor sougess but after complete course I can't control on smoking habits please suggest me proper way to quiet from this bed habits.

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Psychiatrist
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It takes a lot of motivation on your part to quit smoking. The treatment includes - treatment for symptoms that occur due to stopping smoking like irritability, depression, constipation, sleep problems etc. - treatment of craving with appropriate dose of replacements - treatment of associated diseases like respiratory problems as in your case. - regular follow ups contact me online with a complete history of your smoking pattern and lifestyle with a brief history of associated complaints if any so that we can work out the best possible management for you. Good luck, take care.

Hello I don't know whom to consult, my problem is. 1. Weight is not increasing after proper diet. 2. Lots of Hair falling. 3. Beard and mustache is not growing properly. 4. Stress level is very high like Frustration 5. Can't remember things after lots of practice. 5. Can't concentrate my work. 5. Visible veins in skin. I am facing lots of problem, please help me to get rid of these problems.

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Hello I don't know whom to consult, my problem is.
1. Weight is not increasing after proper diet.
2. Lots of Hair fal...
It depends you have to treat the primary cause. If your stress is primary then may be weight gain, hair fall is the result of that for which you should consult psychiatrist. If there is no weight gain. Hair fall and its the sole reason for stress you should consult endocrinologist. Eat well- lots of nuts and dry fruits, green leafy vegetables and raw fruits. Drink plenty of water. Start exercising daily. All the best. Consult for any query.
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I am 43 years old, I feel my family does not care and they don' t need me. Just they need for relation purpose. In my 15 years of marraige I slept with my wife not more then 100 times. As I m not successful and I loose money earned by me or my wife or by parents or others. I feel to do something like suicide or runaway from home.

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General Physician
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You need to open up your mind with wife and discuss. If you cannot start a communication please do it in the presence of someone acceptable to both of you like a close relative or friend. If this is not possible you will have to see a marriage counsellor or psychologist and find out exactly where the problem is. You keep in touch with me.
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I have very dark circles around my eyes. Because of that my face looks to much dull and very dry. I take 7 hrs of sleep daily. But my diet is not properly. Drink around 3.5 ltr Water daily. I take my first meal at 12 pm mostly. Im smoker. Please suggest me proper diet and how to reduce dark circle and dull face. I'm planning to quit smoking.

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician
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I have very dark circles around my eyes. Because of that my face looks to much dull and very dry. I take 7 hrs of sle...
Hi lybrate-user, Dark circles around eyes is a common problem nowadays. There are treatment options available with you to choose from. These range from creams and ointments for local application to oral medications. Treatment with peels show significant improvement in appearance of dark circles. Here are few suggestions, please start eating within 30 mins of getting up in morning. Exercise at least 30 mins a day. Do not plan but quit smoking asap. It’s important to find out the reason you are developing pigmentation around eyes, to layout a personalized treatment plan for you. Please book a private text consultation for further advice.
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I have 3 day nightfall in week so I feel very guilty too see this, I am very depressed how I resolve this problem, pls give some advice to resolve my problem.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
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I have 3 day nightfall in week so I feel very guilty too see this, I am very depressed how I resolve this problem, pl...
Night fall or wet dreams is a very common occurrence among men, especially among adolescents .This condition is characterized by involuntary ejaculation during sleep in the night or in the early hours of the morning. The frequency of these nocturnal emissions varies from person to person, most men only experience this condition in their adolescent years but few may suffer from it all their lives. So as you can see this condition is very common and nothing really to worry about except in very few cases where it is very frequent spread over a long period of time. Exercising regularly and avoiding spicy foods can lessen the frequency of nightfall. Studies have shown that using testosterone based drugs can increase nocturnal emissions, so try avoiding these if you suffer from nightfall. Here are a few more things that you can try to limit it – start jogging or brisk walking for at least 30 minutes every day. avoid consumption of any liquid for at least 2 hours before going to sleep. go for urination just before going to bed. avoid watching porn or erotic chats etc. Start listening to soothing music which gives peace of mind and gives soothing effects like the meditation gives. start reading good books at the time to keep the brain relaxed for a sound sleep. You should avoid constipation because an upset digestive system also sometimes causes night fall. Its little awkward but it works. Start doing masturbation once in a while may help control night fall. For query, consult
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Hi Doc, My age is 24+. Doc, from the last 6 months I'm totally feeling stressed because I lost my job due to some reason & I knew that from the very first day, my mind is not relaxed & I can't concentrate any other activities or stuffs. I always feel very irritating & boring, I'm loosing my interests from all of my currents works that I have to do. My mind is not focused for that reason I can't find another good job like the previous one. I am an IT Employee since 2014. Doc, please help me what to do?

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Hi Doc,
 My age is 24+. Doc, from the last 6 months I'm totally feeling stressed  because I lost my job due to some r...
You are obviously stressed about something. I would imagine that it has a lot to do with your job and its loss. You may be so angry about that that you think you can do nothing about it. Now this is a fallacy: you have to express your anger to someone, even if it is not the same person you are angry with. You may therefore meet with a counselor and sort this anger out. What you are doing with this anger is turning it inwards and that is causing you all this stress. May be you have a personality like that already, and therefore the allergies too. There are so many jobs in the it sector that getting one is not the problem but getting what you want may be. But before you do that talk to someone about what happened and learn to deal with that soon, and also to deal with all other past issues concerning anger in particular and things will improve considerably.
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Hi I am 28 year old suffering from psychological illness means I will get unusual bad thinkings go out of it I am taking escitalopram with clonazepam tables because of this I am becoming more sleep so please help me

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Meet the psychiatrist again and tell him your sleeping problems. He will advice you another non-sedative antidepresants

I have been trying to conceive frm d past 5months had gone to d doc for a check up. She gt my prolactin and TSH checked up and everything is normal. She did a follicular study and it showed that everything is ok im jus ovulating on d 21st day of d cycle. Bt I dn seem to have d egg white discharge throughout the cycle. Is ths d reason im unable to conceive? Is d egg white discharge necessary for conception? Ths is my second child.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
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I have been trying to conceive frm d past 5months had gone to d doc for a check up. She gt my prolactin and TSH check...
Yes it is! probably this is cervical factor infertility. You need to do a simple 7-14 day antibiotic course to finish the pelvic infection. Without that thin egg white discharge the sperms won't be able to climb up and reach the egg for pregnancy.
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I have chest pains for some time now. I smoke but not that much. What can I do now.

Diploma in Cardiology
Cardiologist
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I have chest pains for some time now. I smoke but not that much. What can I do now.
Mr. Lybrate-user smoking is not good for health first you stop smoking. Now a days even young fellows are getting heart attacks due to smoking and as you are getting frequent chest pain episodes better you go for cardiac check up. Ecg. 2d echo. Fasting lipid profile and chest x ray.
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What if I want to stop from sex life. I'M kind of addicted. I used to had a sex 2-3 times in a week.how can be free from such habits

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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What if I want to stop from sex life. I'M kind of addicted. I used to had a sex 2-3 times in a week.how can be free f...
In the first stage try to follow these 5 steps 1• A support system is very important. Just like drugs and alcohol addictions, no one should have to go through breaking an addiction alone. A support system can be made up of close family members, your spouse or a support group mentor. 2• Avoiding your compulsions. This may include avoiding certain places or watching porn. Avoiding your temptations is vital in trying to break your sex addiction. Because sex addicts view sex as their “high,” it’s important to know to avoid these compulsions. 3• Facing your problem. One of the top ways to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Until you admit you have a problem, nothing will help you get over sex addiction. Some people will need help getting to this stage. 4• Joining a support group. Many times people need to be around people who share the same addictions they are trying to battle. Finding like-minded people helps people discuss what they are feeling. Support groups help people realize they have a problem without being judgmental. 5• Seeking professional help. When trying to control a sex addiction on your own is no longer effective, professional help is needed. For that you will hve to visit in person because many a times face to face understanding is of great help.
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I am suffering from some mental strain and I can not able to concentrate on my studies. How to improve concentration levels. Is there any exercises which can improve concentration levels?

MPhil Clinical Psychology, PhD Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
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Dear lybrate-user, There are several ways to improve your concentration. 1) Find a time during the day when your mind is at its most alert. It could be early morning, evening or night. 2) Find a place with minimal distractions (no sound, interference etc) 3) Plan ahead what you are planning to study for the day. Break it into chunks and set short-term goals. 4) In order to sustain attention, before starting to study, do an alphabet cancellation task in a newspaper article, where you may decide to cancel all 'p's in the article. Do this for 5-10 mins, before progressing to the actual studies. 5) Take a 10 min break after every 30 mins then resume studying. 6) When you find your attention wavering, start to read aloud/ start writing what you want to learn or say it aloud as if you are trying to explain it to someone. 7) Do revise whatever you learn within 9 hours. You will spend less time in next revision this way. All the best!
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Some times I feel very tensed. I get angry. I throw things here and there. I think it's some what like depression. So I would like to ask. What are the symptoms of depression.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
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Some times I feel very tensed. I get angry. I throw things here and there. I think it's some what like depression. So...
Hi, people may experience: pain areas: in the back mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, inability to feel pleasure, loneliness, loss of interest, mood swings, panic attack, sadness, or emotional distress behavioural: agitation, excessive crying, irritability, self-harm, or social isolation sleep: early awakening, excess sleepiness, insomnia, or restless sleep whole body: excessive hunger, fatigue, loss of appetite, or restlessness cognitive: lack of concentration, slowness in activity and thought, or thoughts of suicide psychological: depression or repeatedly going over thoughts also common: constipation, headache, poor appetite, substance abuse, or weight loss.
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