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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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I smoke. N not able to leave it. Is it too harmful 3-4 cigs a day. Please advice genuinely.

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 smoking is dangerous. The best way is to quit it and sustain with will power. Will power building therapy and motivation therapy will help you. Take care.
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MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Marriage is something that needs to be nurtured. Often due to lack of time,energy and motivation people do the mistake of assuming that the marriage will take care of itself. It will only result in less than optimal fulfillment in one of the important areas of life.

Hi, My little brother his age is 15 and hight is 5.3 ft he has a problem in memory he work very heard on his studies he get up at 4 am for his studies bt after sometimes hi forgot the answers which he related he is in 9th standard he is very disappointment and he always think that hi can not do any thing in his life and he has also a problem in eye vision his eyes numbers in (--) please help what to do for boosting his memory power or vision too please please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
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My little brother his age is 15 and hight is 5.3 ft he has a problem in memory he work very heard on his studies ...
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My mother has always been very extremely possessive and she sometimes goes to extreme heights because of that. Recently on 28th April, I lost my father to cancer. He was diagnosed in JULY last year and survived only for 9 months. Those 9 months had a very negative affect on my mental and physical health. I got diagnosed with PCOD and Hyperthyroidism and the doctors have repeatedly asked me to avoid stress and tension. After my dad passed away, my mom's possessiveness grew to extreme new heights. She constantly keeps a tab on everything I do, who I meet. It feels as if I need her permission to breathe also. This has made me very volatile emotionally. I have started getting these episodes of anger, violence and uncontrolled emotions where I become so angry that I become abusive verbally. This is also taking a toll on my health as my bp sometimes goes as low as 80/50 then as high as 140/90 in a same day. I am unable to sleep, tensed, distracted all the time. I am seeing a guy she does not approve of but she needs to understand that he has been with me through the whole bumpy ride and even though I am emotionally a disaster right now he still refuses to give on me. She calls up in my office also asking about my whereabouts and travelling details and my job is also at risk now. All this is taking a toll on me every way possible. I really do not know what to do now.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
It seems that you and your mother both need help. As for you, you have pcod and hyperthyroidism both of which lead to hormonal disturbances leading to emotional upheaval causing outbursts and depression. Your mother still is going through the phase of trauma of your fathers death, which may take some time to pass. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist with all details, get a hormonal profile done before you plan on the management.
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How much exercise do people over age 50 really need? How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Exercise depends upon peron to peron and age is not the criteria of judging the amount of exercise one should put in.After 50 just exercise such that your body is fit and you are active throughout the day. At or over age 50,one must drink on an average one Drink /Day.The consumption of this drink should be very slow ending anywhere between 15-45 Minutes One drink is equal to one of the following:  250 ML can or bottle of regular beer  100 ML can or bottle of malt liquor  60 ML glass of red or white wine 30 ML glass of hard liquor (spirits) like gin, vodka, or whiskey. Although tolerance effect of consuming alcohol remains almost same in age group 50-65 year if factors remain same but loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression, In fact, depression in older adults leads to decreased tolerance but increased diverion towards alcohol just causing health issues.
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After mutual agreement me and my boyfriend broke up. Now I am experience mood swings like anything. I feel like I need to fight with someone. I get into useless arguments, I started shouting. I was a calm ,polite and wise person but now i'm becoming stupid day by day, politeness has gone somewhere. I am not sad but these mood swings like sometimes I get angry sometimes I feel lonely sometimes I cry .i do not know whats happening with me please help.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Relax dear Lybrate user. I can understand the intensity of pain caused by losing a loved one. In your case I think it is the ego clash between you and your boyfriend is playing a vital role. I mean you are not willing to breakup the relationship with him unconsciously but due some superficial and tiny matters you have agreed to lose his relationship consciously. This state of mind may lead you to depression. My suggestion is "BE IN THE MIDDLE" I mean maintain a healthy relationship with him, not so deep and not so far. Never give up a relationship all of a sudden. Keep in touch with him until you get a new one. Who knows the same person may be having the same state of mind as you are in.
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I have lost my grandfather last year. I got depressed. I also not able to concentrate on my studies. Please tell me what I can do to overcome from it.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Mathura
I have lost my grandfather last year. I got depressed. I also not able to concentrate on my studies. Please tell me w...
SORRY TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR LOSS OF YOUR GRAND FATHER. BUT, VERY HAPPY TO KNOW YOU LOVE HIM SO MUCH! I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU THAT IN PRESENT DAYS WHEN GRAND-CHILDREN ARE LEAST BOTHERED ABOUT GRAND-PARENTS, YOU SO DEEPLY MISS HIM! WELL, ABOUT GOING INTO DEPRESSION MISSING HIM IS SOMETHING THAT YOUR GRAND-FATHER NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BEAR! IT IS JUST LIKE GIVING HIM AN UNBEARABLE PAIN- IF YOU ACTUALLY GO INTO DEPRESSION, HE WILL NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO DIE IN PEACE! SO, STOP. DRIVE YOURSELF OUT OF THIS DEPRESSED FEELING. AT LEAST FOR HIS SAKE! BEST TRIBUTE TO DEPARTED PERSON IS TO TRY YOUR BEST TO MOVE ABOVE YOUR PERSONAL LOSS AND SHOW IT TO THE DEPARTED SOUL THAT YOU LOVE AND REMEMBER THEIR GUIDANCE GIVEN. TRY NOW TO START PULLING YOUR LIFE THREADS AND BECOME THE PERSON THEY HAD ALWAYS WANTED YOU TO BE WHEN ALIVE! PUT ALL ENERGY AT BECOMING A STRONGER PERSON AND AIM TO BE SUCCESSFUL, JUST AS YOUR LOVED ONE HAD ALWAYS WANTED YOU TO BE,. THEN SEE HOW GOOD YOU WILL FEEL!
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Anxiety - 10 Things You Must Know About It!

PhD - Psychology, LLB, DM - Child And Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychologist, Chennai
Anxiety - 10 Things You Must Know About It!

Anxiety is a common issue with growing teenagers. It is not the typical anxiety before exams or academic projects. It is more than that. Anxiety may be the result of the hormonal changes, which predominantly affect the adolescent years of growth. While your body copes with different changes, your mind tangles between the future liberty and present restrictions. Knowing certain facts about this anxiety trail can help you to cope with it.

1. Anxiety is not always a disease: Anxiety is not always a disease. It is a normal phenomenon among adolescent teenagers. However, in certain cases it may be severe for some teenagers. They may feel crippled with anxiety. Under such cases, one would require psychiatric help.

2. Talk to someone: A great way to relieve yourself from stress due to anxiety is to speak with someone. It can be a friend or someone close to share your thoughts. If you know the reason of your anxiety, share it, discuss it. You will definitely feel better.

3. Take a break: Entertainment and break from academic work and schedule is necessary for teenagers to lower anxiety traits. However, if the anxiety is due to peers, you may even take a break from them and engage in family.

4. Cry out loud: It is not a silly thing to cry when you are stressed under anxiety. Crying is an emotional outburst which essentially relieves the stress due to anxiety and lets you control the emotional disturbed state of mind.

5. Good sleep: Sleep is necessary for both mental and physical rest. You need to overcome from the fatigue of routine works, stressful events, peer factor, etc. Catching the essential 8 hour sleep is a great way to overcome anxiety issues.

6. Don’t be conscious: Anxiety is a common factor among all your peers. You are not the only one coping with anxiety stress. So, take it light. Relax and don’t be conscious about your anxiety problems. Consider them to be temporary.

7. Be confident: Losing confidence under the stress due to anxiety can be even more disastrous. The effects will never be better. So be confident about whatever you do, whether right or wrong. Every person learns from his own activities. Whether right or wrong, everything will give you a lesson. So you will never be a loser, you will win a lesson.

8. Don’t feel stupid: Being stressed with anxiety is not abnormal or stupid. Everything is okay with you, and you are not the stupid fellow out there.

9. You are not weak: Anxiety is not a sign of weakness. You can rather make it your strength. Fight it back and keep your energy and enthusiasm high.

10. Anxiety is temporary: As you move ahead of the adolescent period, anxiety will faint. You will be more confident and matured, able to tackle anxiety. So consider it to be an affair of a few years. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am suffering from schizophrenia and I am fighting with it but sometimes I feel hopeless and I am different.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi lybrate-user, it sure will take time for you feel normal again. There will be difficult times during this phase and relapse but stick with your medication and make lifestyle changes in your routine - proper sleep, eat healthy and exercise daily. Yoga and meditation will help you cope with feelings of hopelessness.
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My throat is not well as I have passion of singing light n semi classical vocal. I am in age of 62 years. I wish to have advise for a medicine to get cure of laryng.

DNB (ENT), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Hi The vocal cords get injured with singing and prolonged speaking. Especially since aging makes them dry and weak. You need to follow something known as voice hygiene which includes drinking sips of warm water every 30 minutes along with giving voice rest for 10-15 minutes every hour. Voice must not be excessively raised or lowered and whispering must be avoided. Medicines help only when there is laryngitis. See an ent specialist for a detailed assessment and advice.
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I am not able to concentrate in my studies and my exams are near. Please help me get back to my studies at earliest.

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Lybrate user First try to organise your schedule. form a time table for your studies. Divide your syllabus into smaller chunks so that you may feel easy to learn to them. set realistic goals for yourself and after achieving those study goals reinforce yourself. learn the answers in pointers. write those answers. this will help you retain the answers well in memory. Eat well and sleep well. all the best
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I Am 16 .Sometimes I Stay Depressed For No Reasons . I Also Have Fights . Mostly With My Dad Atleast Once A Week . He Says That I Am Too Anxious (Not Curious) At This Age . . . Also He Says Is That I'm A Mobile Addict . . .And He Has Noticed Some Kind Of Unusual symptoms/Signs/Habits/Activities Due To My Addictedness . And Yes I Have A Habit Of Overthinking Many Times . . This May Be A Reason Of Depression . Still I Doubt Myself . please HeLp me . !

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
I Am 16 .Sometimes I Stay Depressed For No Reasons . I Also Have Fights . Mostly With My Dad Atleast Once A Week .  H...
Hello lybrate-user, hope you are doing well. Sorry that you are feeling low, and not getting on well with daddy. Although, I bet that you love your dad. Focusing on how you are feeling, well, is there something that you have going on in your mind or life that is distracting from living a peaceful life. There could be a person, situation or I circumstance that must have affected you in a negative way. As far as being a mobile addict is concerned, I do believe that everything that we do in life, whether it is eating habit or spending time on something for long duration, this can be a cause of distress. Everything used out of proportion can be harmful. However, I do understand that you are young, and you have a vibrant life, to spice up your life, may be you can set an objective to achieve in a day, and be organized with your time and achievements through the day. This will help you to acknowledge your rewards, and it will help you to use your time profitably and productively. Secondly, if there is anything that is bothering you, then you can certainly seek expert advice or help. I am always ready to help. Hope this answer helps. Have a great day. Regards.
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My partner is 35 now and she is not interested in making love. Its hard for me to cope the stress. Is there anything psychological or anything else? But actually I do not compel her.

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
My partner is 35 now and she is not interested in making love. Its hard for me to cope the stress. Is there anything ...
Dear user. There are many psychological causes of LOW FEMALE SEX DRIVE, including: Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression. Stress, such as financial stress or work stress. Poor body image. Low self-esteem. History of physical or sexual abuse. Previous negative sexual experiences. I suggest counseling for her. Take care.
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From last 6 months because of bad relation I am suffering from severe depression. Everytime I have headache & anxiety. I cant even sleep in whole night, always think of doing suicide.

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hi, I can read it in your description you are very distressed. You need to consult psychiatrist & psychologist for preparing a management plan that shall include medicines + counselling. You can come to me for counselling. ALL THE BEST
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I feel head ach since two days and also body pain please give me advise or medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
General Physician,
I feel head ach since two days and also body pain please give me advise or medicine.
You may take bed rest. With plenty of liquid, fruit juice, narial water, with energy drink and take analgesic for temporary relief.
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Sir, I am male but I have getting thoughts like a female what should I do how to over come from this problem now I am 23 years old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir, I am male but I have getting thoughts like a female what should I do how to over come from this problem now I am...
You have trans gender tendency and need to get counselled .Gender dysphoria is the distress caused by the feeling that your gender identity does not match the biological gender that you are. For example, if you were born with the genitals of a boy, but feel that you are female, or the other way around. This used to be called "gender identity disorder". However, this suggests that identifying yourself as the other gender is an illness. It is only an illness if it causes you unhappiness, or affects your health and well-being. There are many ways you can obtain help and support if you are struggling as a result of your gender identity. If you wish to change your gender, the medical profession will support you in doing so. There are gender identity clinics with a wide variety of professionals who specialise in helping people make changes so they are happy with their gender. "Gender identity" means the sex (gender) we most feel we are. For most people this is the gender they were assigned at birth as a result of the appearance of their genitals. However, for some people there is a mismatch between the gender they feel they are, and the gender they appear as to other people. Gender dysphoria is the term used by most health professionals for the distress people experience when the gender they were assigned when they were born doesn't match the gender they feel they are. Dysphoria means unhappiness. So "gender dysphoria" describes the distress and problems which may be caused by gender identity issues. Gender identity disorder is becoming an outdated term. It is gradually being changed because the term suggests a mental illness. It is not an illness to be transsexual, or to feel you should be another gender than the one you are born with. However, it can cause some problems and distress. You may wish to ask for medical help if you feel this way. You may need help coming to terms with the effect it has on your life. Or you may wish for help in changing your appearance to fit with the gender you feel is right for you. In order to access this care there has to be a medical term. Nowadays it is understood that being transsexual or transgender does not refer to illness - it refers to diversity. This is why the term "gender dysphoria" is now used instead of the diagnosis "gender identity disorder". Some more definitions Transsexual: a person who feels an overwhelming desire to make a physical change and live their life as a member of the opposite gender. Many transsexual people actively wish for and undergo an operation to change their gender. Transgender or trans: this can refer to a number of different gender experiences. It can include transsexual people, transvestites and cross-dressers. It is a word which can be used differently by different people, so may be confusing. Trans woman/trans man: a trans woman is a person who has been assigned as a male at birth, but who later identifies as a woman. A trans man is a person who has been assigned as a female at birth, but later identifies as a male. These are terms used BEFORE a person has any gender-changing surgery, or makes any legal changes. After either of these events, they would normally refer to themselves as a woman or a man respectively. Transvestite: a transvestite is a person who dresses in the clothing of the opposite sex. This usually refers to a man dressing as a woman. Transvestites do not necessarily wish for permanent changes to their gender.
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My wife suffering with depression and taking following medicine: flucita, retizol 0.50, clonam 0.5, panoz-d, e-tego is this medicine is right for depression?

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
Different doctors prescribe different medicines for depression according to their own perception of the situation. Generically the given drugs are apt. But the effect depends on the type and condition of depression. Work with your psychiatrist for cure. Take care.
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What are the side effects of lithicarb ,abilify &seroquel ? a family member is being given lithicarb 250X1 breakfast & 250X2 dinner ,abilify 5 mg brakfast ;seroquel 12.5 mg dinner .These medicines patient is taking for last 4 -5 years. Pl. Let me know what are it's side effects in the long run & how long a patient can be given theses medicines?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Common side effects of Abilify that may occur are dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, excess saliva or drooling, blurred vision, weight gain, drowsiness, and constipation.//////// Lithium: Side effects: You may experience some or none of the following: Tiredness. Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting. Diarrhoea. Hands shaking. Increased thirst, and consequently passing urine more often by day, and perhaps also by night. Drink only water or low calorie drinks to lessen the risk of weight gain. Ant antidote to this side effect is available. Memory problems Common Seroquel side effects may include: Dizziness, drowsiness, loss of energy, tired feeling; increased appetite, weight gain; dry mouth; or nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or discomfort, constipation. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Long term effects of seroquel are more negative and need to be avoided after checking with your doctor Lithium has a better profile in the long run. You can monitor Abilify if you find any serious side effects and consult your doctor.
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