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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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My son is 16 years old. He is studying in 11th std. He is electronic screen addicted. He engaged most of time on iPad, tv etc. If we want to stop from doing so, he became arrogant and hostile with us. Due to this addition his studies and health both are suffering badly. In front of these gadgets everything is secondary for him. He was already a healthy child since birth but now his weight is 100 kg. Please tell me any treatment for this addiction otherwise his life will be spoiled. Please tell me treatment for this problem.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
My son is 16 years old. He is studying in 11th std. He is electronic screen addicted. He engaged most of time on iPad...
You are not alone. This kind of behavioural addiction is growing on alarmingly throughout the world. Currently the treatment of this kinds of behavioural addictions begins with the launch of insight in a person. Psychoeducation, motivation enhancement therapy (it is important to motivate the person to accept these behaviours as problems & use adaptive coping behaviours), supportive therapy, individual therapy are some of the therapies used. Consult a psychological counsellor asap.
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Many a times I feel very low and keep on thinking about past and feel depressed and worries of future disturb me what should I do? should I consult Doctor?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Many a times I feel very low and keep on thinking about past and feel depressed and worries of future disturb me what...
Dear lybrate user, your present is your golden period under your control, past can add nothing and future is beyond your reach. Enjoy your present, d way u, like in your favour. Go for meditation to reduce your stress & to carry oxygen to your brain to calm down your nerve to ease your problem. Meet your friends, share your problem, attent social meeting to serve d society to pass your good time and to earn fame, cooling down your depression, gardening b good time pass. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins you the master of your mind, command your mind to mind your wish and act as per your need b. Take, homoeo medicine @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice. Take, care.
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Chronic Pain

FIPP ( UK ), DA, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Navi Mumbai
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Symptoms and Treatment for Chronic Pain

Hi. I am Dr. Shantanu Mullick from Navi Mumbai, Pain Clear Clinic. Today, the whole world is suffering from chronic pain.

Million patients they are suffering from different types of chronic pain like back pain, neck pain and cervical spondylosis. Mainly, due to their lifestyle disorders but they are also suffering from different complicated pains like cancer pain, but most of the patients they are suffering from chronic pain with frozen shoulder, knee pain, back pain. They are going for surgery but many times these surgeries may not help in that way. That is why this newer therapy, intreventional pain therapy which is nowadays throughout the world and very much effective to support this kind of chronic pain to rule out the disease as well as to treat the level of the root cause.

Normally, the patients who are suffering from the back pain, many times I have seen that after regular therapy , physiotherapy, exercise, they are not getting relief and they are going for the surgery. In those cases, interventional pain therapy will help the to rule out the cause. We do treat these patients according to MRI reports but all these treatments are done without surgery. So many times, surgery may not help these kind of back pains and in cervical pains. So in those pains, interventional pain therapy, without damaging the anatomy helps a lot. So if you see the pain where we can see the patient is suffering from disc pain. We can see here the nerve root coming there and the disc is bulge and we commonly call it as slip disc problem or disc hernation. In those cases, the surgeons are getting the bones, there is a lamenectomy but without doing surgery as per MRI report we are under forescopic guidance in the operation theatre we are going inside the disc and treating them without any surgery and day care.

So patients automatically get very good relief and after that we are able to support the patients with physiotherapy exercises and this way we can help different types of patients suffering with back pain, neck pain. On the other hand, in case of cancer pain also when the patients are not getting relief with the morphine or from very strong pain killers, we can support them with interventional pain therapy to block their pains permanently working in the spinal cord.

Another, dreadful pain condition is trigeminal neuralgia where patient is suffering from pain in the face usually the pain comes where patients complain of sharp shooting, electric shock kind of pain. It will appear on one side of the face. Actually the trigeminal nerve is coming from the brain and it is supplying the nerves of the face in three ways. Usually it happens in one side and those patients initially are treated with medical therapy and any times they are not getting support in those cases we are treating with radiofrequency ablation therapy. So different types of new treatments have for this chronic pain where patients without knowing their disease, they keep on taking pain killers and damaging their other organs of the body so that is why pain management nowadays is a very very effective subject and separate speciality to support the chronic pains those who are suffering from long types of disease.

At last, I want to say if you want to more about this, contact us through lybrate.com.


 

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I need suggestion from psychiatrist, I am too much confused between two career choices. There is a lots of burden on my mind. I want to choose one. Can you help this? I am a medical student, I just. Completed my 12th and now I am confused, 1st option is to drop a year and take coaching from an institute. 2nd is to take admission in B. Pharma. Must answer, thank you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I need suggestion from psychiatrist, I am too much confused between two career choices. There is a lots of burden on ...
First of all let me tell you there is no road defined to success or victory. You have to yourself make your own path. It hardly matters what degree you take to get to your goals in life, be it a medical carrier or a pharma career. However if you feel you ought to be a doctor first and then go ahead you have an option to drop an year and give it a best shot before you give it up. Be realistic and goal oriented than just being waste fully determined in completing what you once wished for in life.
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I have some pimples face how can I get clean face and some body pains how can I get cure in early.

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bargarh
I have some pimples face how can I get clean face and some body pains how can I get cure in early.
For pimples you may use a cream anti acne cream of himalaya drugs company. Take plenty of water daily. Use ors to reduce your body pain.
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My sister has some major problem like taking in herself, laughing, getting very violence and suddenly she becomes normal also. Its from lest 4yrs now she is 18yrs old. I tried with lots of doctor like neurologist, psychiatric. But can' t diagnose her real problem. Now what to do?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hi, your sister seems to be showing psychotic tendencies. However, a psychiatrist will be able to prescribe medicines that' ll surely help your sister. It' s very important to take these medicines for a long time. Please discuss with a good psychiatrist
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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, Lucknow
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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I am suffering from ocd it takes me to bath 2 hours daily I alway wash my before using any thing I am afraid of insects entering in my house I also wash every thing which has come out of my house.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Ocd is a very stubborn psychiatric illness. It is very distressing to have recurrent absurd thoughts/doubts/impulses/images against will. Often person suffering from it is bound to do compulsive rituals like in your case you because of obsession of contamination, are cleaning excessively. Treatment is possible through medicines and psychotherapy. You may consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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Since 4 years I am in relation with Girl. From few days She is not Good with me. Can any one please give suggestion how to Forget that person and divert from her.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Since 4 years I am in relation with Girl. From few days She is not Good with me. Can any one please give suggestion h...
Every relationship has its ups and downs. A few bad days does not necessarily mean the end. You need to communicate with her and find out what the problem is. Don't let your ego get in the way. However if you have decided that you want to end the relationship, then stop all contact and communication with her. Divert you focus to your work or studies. Spend time with friends and family, don't isolate yourself. Keep yourself busy in some activity or the other, and don't stay alone.
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I lost my mother last year I am feeling so alone without her, I am feeling so depressed please help me to get out from this dressing moment.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I lost my mother last year I am feeling so alone without her, I am feeling so depressed please help me to get out fro...
Lybrate user loss of close ones gives lot of sadness I understand that. But life moves on doesn't get still for anyone. You need to find motive or purpose of your life. Try to meet people and do what makes you happy. Not able to help your self then seek help.
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I am in love with a girl, But I don't know is she loving back me. Both of us religious are different. But I love her very much, and we know each other for more than 4 years. We used to talk in phones. I didn't tell her that I am loving her. I am fear that if I say to her and if she rejects , it may lead to break our friendship. How can I know that she is in love with me. Please help me with this.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Tell her your feelings of Love, tell her also that even if she reject s , both of u can be friends. Rest lies with destiny, Hope for the best, don't get dejected also if she refuses. In your age this is normal
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Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

M.D Psychiatry , DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.

Treatment

  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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I've been smoking for last 3 years and I want to quit this bad habit. I tried number of times but failed to quit because of the craving and headache. Please tell me some medicines which can help me in quitting smoking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco/ or drugs or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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I don't want to get in a relationship now and I haven't get in to one in my life I want to get in a relationship at age of 22_23 Is preventing my self from love now .Would that effect my sense of love in future ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
No it will not. YOu have to control mind by meditation and yoga and reading books and listening to music
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Hi I have reading and writing now but after one (or) two days I was forgeting that what I read? Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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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Good morning doctor        I am bharat I wanted to have hot relation with my neighbour aunty but when I go to speak with her and do eye contact will talking she suddenly change the top and say your like my son.  But I am glad to have sex with her. Sometimes I fell like go and ask her to sex with me but I am afraid that she will tell to my uncle about my talk. please help me what should I do soon as possible.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
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       I am bharat I wanted to have hot relation with my neighbour aunty but when I go to speak w...
Hello,lybrate user. This is unethical and a sin as well to think like this. Are U married ,if not go to get married,this will do two things, you will be checked to b amorous and secondly,your need be fulfilled. Tk care.
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I want to know about Parkinson's disease in detail. What is the cure. I am suffering with the disease. Kindly guide.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I want to know about Parkinson's disease in detail. What is the cure. I am suffering with the disease. Kindly guide.
Hello, it's a disease of central nervous system, it comes gradually, affecting the movement of limbs, disobeying the will, due to an unknown reason, go for meditation, yoga to strengthen neurons of brain as well as to nourish the whole body including d affected limbs of d nody. Tk, apples, carrots, fish, eggs, almonds, walnuts, spinach, milk. Cinnamon. Tk, easily digestible, diet on time. Homoeopathy, can make d difference, depending upon the age of the patient. There are certain homoeo medicines, useful in parkinson diseases. Arnica, gelsemium, hypericum, ignatia, causticum, sang nit, spigelia, glonine. Tk, care.
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Hello sir, my name is shubham and I have stammering problem. Which is the perfect medicine for stammering.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, as such there is no medicine for stammering. Medicine are only helpful if the cause of stammering is known. Medicines are given for that cause not for stammering per se. So consult psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated.
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My daughter is eight years under depression. A former International Cabin crew. All tests are so far ok. She has literally walled herself in, emotionally. We are Lower Middle Class (LMC). Money, Distance.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter is eight years under depression. A former International Cabin crew. All tests are so far ok. She has lite...
Hello, please share more symptoms of her depression stage.Now you can give her kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Alpha TS, 15 drops with water once daily. Try to spend maximum time with her. Thanks.
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