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Dr. Poorna Chandrika

Psychiatrist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Poorna Chandrika Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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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I lost my dad last month. Have a 9 months old baby. I am only daughter so mother is staying with me now for sometime. I feel extremely angry most of the time and have started to react even for small small things whether it is my mother, husband or baby. Sometimes I have even hit my baby by losing patience and later realized I did wrong. My mother has schizophrenia since I was 3. Dad had bibipolar disorder when I was 20. What to do please help?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi you seems to be unable to cope up with the acute grief situation due to death of dad and the resulting circumstances. As the family history shows both your parents are having established psychiatric problems; which means you should be extra careful for yourself in this regard. I am suggesting you to take one dose of a homoeopathic medicine ignatia amara 1000. After 3 days you report. This medicine will help you to get better and it will not affect your baby adversely if you are breast feeding him.
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I am 31years old woman I am suffering from planter fascia tremendous pain down at heal tend how it can be treated apart from intake of medicine. please advice.

Drama Therapy - AUTISM, Early Childhood Special Education, Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, CAS - Certified Autism Specialist, Sensory Enrichment Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
I am 31years old woman I am suffering from planter fascia tremendous pain down at heal tend how it can be treated apa...
Three gauranteed options are: * shoe modification: sole insert *ultrasound massage from physical therapist *yoga for complete long term cure.
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Hi I am smoking cigarettes and drink alcohol everyday but how to stop this and how to improve my health.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I am smoking cigarettes and drink alcohol everyday but how to stop this and how to improve my health.
Tobacco , alcohol and nicotine are intoxicants which are bad for body, mind and well-being. One should be ready to realize the bad effects, then one can avoid cigarettes by engaging mind and body in more constructive activities
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I'm 24, I go to peak and become angry even for simple things I cannot take things easily I get stressed alot and tensed too what would you suggest me to get rid of this?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I'm 24, I go to peak and become angry even for simple things I cannot take things easily I get stressed alot and tens...
Either due to chronic stress situation or because of something which might have happen in near past - that has caused an acute stress response in your mind. This state is causing a negative thinking and behavior pattern. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. 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. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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How does one know that he or she is depressed?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Whenever one remain sad for more than two weeks, loses interest in pleasureable activities, decreased or increased sleep and appetite, loss of libido, impairment in daily functioning etc one must consult psychiatrist.
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I get aggressive suddenly. What should I do. please suggest me what to do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
For anger do the following:- 1. You may leave from that place, go into fresh air and take some deep breaths from the abdomen, getting as much fresh air as possible into your lungs. 2. Inner restlessness may be relieved by a brisk walk around to cool down so you can approach the situation with a cooler head. 3. Take advantage of the relaxing power of your sense of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. See natural scene, spend some time with pet. 4. Listen to your favourite music/sound track 5. Stretch or massage areas of tension. 6. Write down the triggering factors and try to avoid those situations.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Smoking kills 2 million people in China annually.
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Stress or depression is going on me badly so pls suggest some medical that can kill the stress permanent.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress or depression is going on me badly so pls suggest some medical that can kill the stress permanent.
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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Its my second marriage. I still fear from my past experience. What should I do to get comfortable with him?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
All fingers of hands are not same.Every body is different.Respect and show care and love for him.Trust in each other.
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I am unable to study properly, unable to do focus and I have masturbation habit too. I am 20 years old, neither smoking nor drinking habit. I lives in hostel and eat in a mess,. I do not take breakfast. I take lunch at 12-1 sometimes after 2pm. I am so nervous about my exams which is on 3rd april. I try to do study but my mind wanders here and there at the same time. Different thoughts came at the same time. please I want your help Sir.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
Anish what is happening to u everybody goes through it.It is normal due to exams any body gets into stress it always seems preparation done is not adequate and from there link of thoughts turns out into viscious cycle of negativity and person feels anxiious and to relief anxiety u destress with mastrubation.. First u start doing outdoor excercise for 30 min , 15 min pranayam and 20 min meditation, make short term goals of revision and must complete the goals in a timeline set by u, always eat dinner before 7 pm and lunch at 12 pm because u dont take breakfast and u have to develop self control.
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Mam, my age is 25m, I have stress, anxiety and some phobias which have occurred due to sudden stopping of clonazepam a year ago, till now I am facing problems, I want to get rid of my phobias and uneasiness, I cnsltd a ayvd doc and he told me to take manasamitra vatakam and mentat thrice daily, is manasamitra vatakam safe, which company med is better nagarjuna company (kerala) or kerala Ayurveda. Pls guide me. Thnq.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Mam, my age is 25m, I have stress, anxiety and some phobias which have occurred due to sudden stopping of clonazepam ...
You need to see a psychologist for diagnosis first. Then, based on the reports go for psychotherapy or medicines as advised. Pranayaam on astha channel daily 5.00 am to 7.30 am will be helpful.
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I am not losing weight. From last 15 days I go gym n I follow diet. N even I am nt even eating chapatis. Only I am eating fruits n vegetables. N today I checked d weight n I don't lose even 100 grams. What should I do. I feel so depressed.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am not losing weight. From last 15 days I go gym n I follow diet. N even I am nt even eating chapatis. Only I am ea...
U are doing very wrong by skipping your chapatti intake. You will never reduce weight like this. You need to take a proper balanced diet for weight loss. Every meal is very important. Pls do not pick up weights in the gym. Just go for cardio and stretching. You do not hve to take only fruits and vegetables for reducing weight. 1) start your day with a fruit 2) take frequent small meals 3) do not skip any meals 4) take your dinner by 7: 30 p. M 5) avoid carbohydrates 2 times a week for dinner. Just go for proteins 2 times a week for dinner.
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My father having some kind of pain in his body due to hard work at office. He sometimes drinks alcohol to reduce it but I know alcohol is not a solution. So please recommend me any supplement or give me some advice.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
My father having some kind of pain in his body due to hard work at office. He sometimes drinks alcohol to reduce it b...
Get his blood sugar, liver tests like serum bilirubin, sgot, sgpt, ggt done. If normal then ok, if abnormal you may sound it to your father that due to alcohol his health is being affected. Certainly he will reduce/stop alcohol abuse.
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I am acting a more drastically, emotionally to the situations (like mood swings in female. I am acting to the situations more dramatically. Also I feel I may have gynecomastia. Is it have to do with increase in my estrogen level in the body. I am not working out lately either. Please suggest m to reduce the estrogen level in body.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am acting a more drastically, emotionally to the situations (like mood swings in female. I am acting to the situati...
Good Morning ~ Men do have a small amount of estrogen-like substance in their body that is autogenous and also extraneous i.e. From foods that contain estrogen like activity. I believe that you might be having problems with feeling like a female because of inadequacy in your sexual feelings and I believe that you are also in control of your mind in a very unusual way. You may need psychiatric help if you have mood swings as it may be a problem with men as well as women.
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I have smoked for 18 months. N my age is 16 so can I recover my lungs complete as it was previous.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Yes, it is good that you have decided to quit early. 18 months of smoking obviously causes damage depending upon the number of cigarettes smoked per day, but much of the damage can be reversed if you quit now. Best of luck!
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Hi all doctors, I was having exam last two weeks, and another exams coming soon, is the any energy and medicine can boost to memorize and become good for studying?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Avoid fried foods and junk food. Have lots of fresh fruits and salads and drink a lot of water. Biggest energizer is your thinking, be positive and be optimistic about your future. To boost your memory, use visualisation. Make notes, revise main points. Solve as many previous years papers as possible.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. I request you please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. I reque...
Homoeopathic medicine------------------ ignatia-amara 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops direct on tongue today night and no need to take rest of medicine for 15 days------------ p. L. 30 (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tabs 3 times daily for 15 days----ask homoeopathic pharmacist to prepare this medicine in 30 number globules for 15 days-------------------------
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My daughter is 34 Years old and schizophrenic for 14 years. Is this curable?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Hello, I believe you might be knowing a lot about schizophrenia after being a care giver for your daughter. But let me start with what it is all about, schizophrenia is a disorder of brain that affects the thought process & most commonly appears in late teens or early adulthood. The symptoms might vary from hallucinations to delusions( positive symptoms ) or irritability to anxiety or intense fear. These are relatively easy to to treat. Early intervention might always give or yield good results, but in people with long standing illness there are greater chances of developing a deficit syndrome or negative symptoms. That are lack of initiative or drive to do any activity, indifference towards people or surroundings, decreased responsiveness & decreased self care. These symptoms lead to deterioration of the personality of the individual. Dealing with this syndrome is a great challenge for the treating doctor & is equally or more difficult for the individual & care givers to overcome it. Drugs alone would not help alleviate this condition & a combination of medicines & psychological measures with a persistent effort from the care giver is required. Now coming to your question is it curable? the answer is. It is treatable. Treatable here means controllable or transformable, like in an individual with diabetes, the blood sugar levels can be controlled with some measures, here the symptoms can be controlled to restore a normal life or based on the severity can be managed to improve the quality of life & performance levels of the individual. Please discuss with your treating psychiatrist about the various aspects influencing the treatment. Starting with the patients understanding of her problem, the need to adhere with the treatment protocol, the improvement which is acceptable or achievable & various factors influencing the outcome in your daughter. This would help the doctor individualise the treatment & also will help you in improving the functionality of individual. Which will in turn contribute to a better quality of life.
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I am 20 years old. I am reading in b. Sc I am not concentrate in my reading. Please told Solving way?

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
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly.
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