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Dr. R. Balakrishnan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. R. Balakrishnan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. R. Balakrishnan is one of the best Psychiatrists in Anna Salai, Chennai. He is currently associated with Dr. R. Balakrishnan in Anna Salai, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Hot Sex Makes Smart

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hot Sex Makes Smart

Hot sex doesn't just blow minds it sharpens them. Getting lucky stimulates brain and helps fight dementia a study claims. Older guys who engage in lovemaking regularly have better brain health and are less likely to lose memory.

Men with active sex lives between the ages of 50 and 89 scored 23 percent higher on co genitive word tests and three percent higher on number puzzles says the researchers. Sex hormones like dopamine are linked to brain's reward centre and help co ognitive function.
 

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I was ate good one year back but now for me its not going. But I like to eat food. But mentally I am very much stressed and using so much of computer. What to do for this. My blood is 6HB. It was 12v before not improving now.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I was ate good one year back but now for me its not going. But I like to eat food. But mentally I am very much stress...
YOu may have hypothyroid and need to check blood CBC and TSH and inform me . For stress relief you do meditation and use less of computer. You will need iron capsule and multivitamins also
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I am subir mondal. Age - 27, I have a headache for last 6 months, when someone spitting in front of me I got irritated andi became angry. What should I do?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am subir mondal. Age - 27, I have a headache for last 6 months, when someone spitting in front of me I got irritate...
Irritation may cause for stress and anxiety. You are very anxious. Head aches may come because of excessive thinking. So think too much about nobody will harm to you. In this days everyone is busy in their work. Who will think about you. You yourself develop inferiority complex and insecurity feelings that is your mistake. You better to come this stage. Be friendly with others your express lovely talking everybody love and the help to you also. So be sociable and be happy. Ok best of luck.
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I am suffering from mental disorder. Tried medicine and all but yet not effected. Please tell me what should i do now?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am suffering from mental disorder. Tried medicine and all but yet not effected. Please tell me what should i do now?
Medicine is not helpful then go for psychotherapy. You need psychotherapy and behavioural changes. Psychological therapies has no side effects. It helps to personality. It helps your life style management. So better to consult psychologist. Best wishes.
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Due to my 12th board exams which were lyk hell to me I am felling depressed and not able to sleep properly not even concentrating my future lyf?

MD-Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Karnal
Due to my 12th board exams which were lyk hell to me I am felling depressed and not able to sleep properly not even c...
Don't think about past. Concentrate on present. Everything will be ok. Give your 100% next time you read.
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I am a 24 year old guy who is suffering from anxiety and panic disorder from past 1 year, I got my mri done in an apprehension that I might have some mental disorder, but it came out to be normal, I have been trying to control this on my own since long, but now its getting tough, I stay in a trance, and suddenly I go into that anxiety, my thoughts are not in my control, I am confused, not able to concentrate on my work or anything, I am afraid that this might hamper my career, please suggest, is it possible to get rid of this, is anxiety curable. At times I feel I am being to harsh on my self for my past mistakes. I just want a resort, I feel like life is worthless and this problem is making it worse. I have a good life, a good job, loving parents, everything what a man can want. But still its all a waste. Please revert with a suggestion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Mri scans will not necessarily reveal any mental disorder. The other thing is that you should now stop trying to work this out on your own because it is causing you quite a lot of discomfort and disturbance. What you need to do is visit a counselor immediately and work out the emotional baggage that is bothering you to cause this anxiety, especially fear. Fear is the key for resolving the anxiety, successfully. These attacks can become more frequent and more forceful. I think you stated it rather clearly that your past mistakes are sitting heavily on your head and it is bothering you enough to nearly cripple you. There could be a lot of guilt that needs to be worked out. Anxiety is curable but since you have a record of trying to work it out yourself, I am afraid that you may not comply with the complete cooperation that the treatment requires. Forewarned you should be forearmed. If the counselor thinks that you need medication, so be it. In the meantime get your body fit: it plays a very important role in order to harbor a fit mind. So exercise regularly, go for yoga and meditation to train the brain, sleep well and eat healthily. Your life can be wonderful and normal because of your motivation and support.
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I am 19 years old and I haven't remember anyone with in 10 hours. what should I do? Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must be under some stress that you are not aware of that is causing this loss of memory. Please meet with a counselor and get some help. You can still do certain things to remember well. Also you cannot do only study and nothing else: a healthy body is very important for a healthy mind i.e. you must also exercise and socialize. Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. Good social contacts are good for memory too: so make and keep good friends. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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.
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My body is too weak. I don't know y but it was too weak. My hands are shaking all the time. I use to smoke ciggrates. Does. It is reason for that.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hye, Thanks for the query. Weakness is due to poor nutrition and shaking of hands is a withdrawal symptom of smoking. It is important to know that just eating two heavy meals a day will not fulfill your nutrient needs. Most often we skip meals especially when at work or in college. We start our day on empty stomach but our work or stress or activity is never reduced. This causes weakness and lack of energy levels. Food is our source of energy and if you don't eat well as per your needs you are going to get deficient in many nutrients. So, start by eating the right foods at the right time. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, nuts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Sleep well.    Exercise at least thrice a week.
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Is stammering or stuttering a disease? How can it be cured? Are there any medicines? How can it be controlled? Is there any exercises?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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Nowadays I can't concentrate on my studies think so I got mental problem or what I don't know.

Dnb(psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Allahabad
If this goes on for more than two weeks without obvious reason it might be due to depression. Meditation and exercise might help.
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I am 62 plus. About 12 years back I had a road accident in which there was no serious external injury but I had a flat fall on the road and at that time felt that my spine was fractured because I was not even able to breath properly. After helped by bystanders, gathered courage and with very great difficulty drove back to my home which was 23 kms. After overdose of pain killers, hot fomentation and analgesic massage, I recovered within 3 days and was back on normal routine work. But after that I developed trembling in my hands, when I am under pressure or even a slight tension or anxiety. Gradually it increased and now at times when I am in hurry to do something or to go some where or have even a little pressure apart from hands I feel mild shiver in my whole body and in such situation I feel difficulty in putting my signatures properly. But I drive car without any difficulty even under tremendous pressure when my whole body appears to be not under my conrol. I use to brisk walk for about 5 kms and sprint running for about 500 mts and also some breathing exercise. I am not diabetic. However little hypertensive. No other pathology. Am I developing parkinson? is it curable or otherwise?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If the tremors have appeared after the accident, then you could be suffering from depressive/anxiety illness. But if the tremors are not related to the accident, then it is called benign essential tremors. Visit a psychiatrist/and or a neurologist for effective treatment.
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Sir/madam, I have been diagnosed with Jaundice for a week now and my bilirubin level is at 5.6.I want to know what are should be my next steps for a speedy recovery. I have general anxiety disorder as well so I am not being able to cope with this news and I am very stressed most of the time even when I am resting.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir/madam,
I have been diagnosed with Jaundice for a week now and my bilirubin level is at 5.6.I want to know what ar...
Hi, Take complete bed rest. Avoid spicy and oily food for about 1 month. Drink plenty of fluids like water, tender coconut, fresh fruit juices, etc. Take tab. Arogyavardhini 1-1-1 after food and tab. Liv. 52 DS 1-0-1 and Kumari Asava 2 tsf 3 times a day with equal quantity of water. Take all these medicines for about a month and repeat the blood and urine examinations to assess the bilirubin levels. Take tab. Manasa mitra Vati 1-0-1 to ease out your mind from anxiety.
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Autism - Diagnosis, Diet and Homeopathic Treatment

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Autism - Diagnosis, Diet and Homeopathic Treatment

Autism is a condition that afflicts many children around the globe and continues well into adulthood, with far-ranging and lifelong repercussions. While there is no permanent cure for this debilitating condition, one can turn to a number of treatments and management methods in order to take care of the symptoms and suppress the onset of the same. Let us find out more about the causes of the condition as well as the diagnosis, diet and homeopathic treatment for the same.

Causes

This is a neurological disease that children are usually born with. It may arise due to genetic or environmental factors. This is a complex ailment that has a bearing on the social and communication skills of the child and it affects his/her development as the child grows into an adult. Intake of drugs and other kinds of harmful medications during pregnancy are the most notable causes of this disease, while a faulty carrier gene could also bring on this condition in many cases. Exposure to many kinds of chemicals may also lead to the onset of this condition.

Diagnosis

While there are no lab tests that can determine the presence of this condition, doctors usually conduct the diagnosis on the basis of the symptoms, including constant tantrums, repetition of words as well as slurring, and over sensitivity towards pain. Further, a clinical evaluation based on the milestones touched by the child in the development process will also be studied carefully in order to make the right diagnosis. Screening tests can help determine the presence of this condition.

Diet

There is a large body of medical practitioners who hold the belief that the diet of a patient can have a large bearing on how he or she reacts to autism and its symptoms. As per many medical studies, it is known that these patients are not able to digest gluten and casein very well, which is why they should eliminate the same from their diet. Therefore, the patients must stick to gluten-free food like rice, vegetables, corn, soy and even fruits. Further, they should even try to avoid casein-rich food like dairy.

Homeopathic Treatment

These medicines should always be prescribed by a doctor. There are about 20 different types of medicines available to treat and manage the symptoms, especially if they arise due to genetic reasons. These may be prescribed for a period of six months to one year at a time, depending on the severity of the symptoms. The Houston Homeopathy Method has been known to give relief to over hundreds of children suffering from this ailment. Constitutional homeopathy can also be used in such cases so as to bring some respite from the symptoms.

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I am manoj. I have smoking daily. In 3years, so I have leave a smoking what can I do?

PHD Psychology, MSC Clinical Psychology, BSC Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
It’s hard to quit smoking, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying a non-smoker, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help with the difficult withdrawal symptoms and cravings that 70% to 90% of smokers say is their only reason for not giving up cigarettes. Using NRT reduces those symptoms.
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I have eye number. Some times I shows flying lines or rings. When I move eyes the rings or lines also moves with eyes. It distract me for focusing some where. How I reduce this effect and how I reduce my eye number.

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
I have eye number. Some times I shows flying lines or rings. When I move eyes the rings or lines also moves with eyes...
Dear lybrate user, flying lines and things you see are shadows of small bubbles in the tear fluid within your eyes. Nothing to worry about that. Can reduce eye number by eye exercises and nutrition. Take care.
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During treatment of parkinson is it necessary to take blood pressure tablets regularly. I am a old man of 65 years suffering from diabetes and parkinson since last 5years. K B LALWANI.

Psychiatrist, Kolkata
During treatment of parkinson is it necessary to take blood pressure tablets regularly.
I am a old man of 65 years su...
If you are suffering from hypertension then you should consume anti hypertensive medicine regularly. If your bp is normal then there is no need to take this medication.
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Hi doctors, I'm 22 years old and from past 4 years I was in relationship and I found she was cheating on me, so I broke up with her but I'm not able to forget her. Please suggest me something so that I can forget her.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, don't worry for some people break ups helped them after that they got better ones, from teenage to till marriage love is very common, but every individual thinks that it is only her problem it is not, some people they express some people will not, when you love you need to build family 1. To have family life we need money 2. To earn money we need to have good job to get into this cycle, most important don't spoil your career.
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Hlo sir next month my exam I want to study in night night but I cannot concentration on my study and I get bore very easily I want to take sleep how I can reduce my habits.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
it is always advisable to not change your schedule for your exams. A minimum of 7 hours of sleep is essential for the brain to retain and recall anything you have read. The best time to study Is during the day time, so just relax , study as much as you can during the day and remember that proper sleep is as important as studying itself
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I am male. I am singer. But my voice is still not nice. Please help me to get bright and bass voice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Best and safest food for becoming a nice singer is strict vegetarian diet and to take fruits in day time and cow's milk in night time about three hours after dinner. Avoid foods which are not too salty, oily, pungent or bitter.
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My friend smokes 3 cigarette everyday what will be the consequence after 3 month.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
We cannot say anything about this level of consumption. Smoking is bad, period. If he is waiting for something to happen, then he is a reactive type. Once something happens healthwise, he will be too late and he will have to focus on cure. "whereas it is better for him to live on the preventive mode and quit smoking right now.
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