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Dr. R. Balakrishnan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. R. Balakrishnan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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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I had a gf. We had break up few month back. Our memories always disturb me a lot. I do feel mentally week. Even I am unable to put concentration on my work. Can anyone please suggest me how to get relief from this situation?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Relationships will come and go many times in one? s life. You cannot take it too seriously unless you were thinking of marrying this girl. In fact, this is a common problem with a lot of guys, where you look at the first relationship that comes along as serious enough for matrimony. These are important associations to learn how the opposite sex functions and what happens to you around them, and to make the necessary corrections to become a suitable partner. You have put in a lot into this relationship and it has not worked. Leave it but please learn something from the experience. Besides, you don? t want to be in a relationship where the other person is not interested in you. Quickly get rid of all reminders of this girl, and do not visit the old haunts that you and this girl used to frequent. For some time avoid people, places, and situations that you two enjoyed. In the meantime, please talk extensively to a confidante or counselor about your feelings and thoughts to externalize it out of your system. Do not bad mouth the girl for any reason but go about your life as quickly and normally as possible. Don? t get into another relationship until you have dealt with this loss completely. Keep these three values in mind: be responsible, be respectful, and be functional, always.
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I am on thyronorm tablets ,since last 1 week I am feeling very lethargic and have body pain all over,please advice,I am 38 years old female,with 2 kids.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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This could be initial reduction in TSH leading to a reduced thyroxin level and this may take sometime to settle. Check your Thyroid Function. Coincidentally you may have flu like symptoms and can take paracetamol.

I have body pains over more than from a week and which I can not bear them now anymore.

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I have body pains over more than from a week and which I can not bear them now anymore.
Hello, please check if you have fever. Now take alpha mp, 15 drops with water twice daily. Rhus tox 200, 5 drops once daily.

My life becomes hell because of some wrong decisions that I have taken in my past life. My age is 25 still I am not settled actually I have no idea how to deal my life effectively. My mood is swine very frequently and I failed too depressed please help me to overcome from all such things.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
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My life becomes hell because of some wrong decisions that I have taken in my past life. My age is 25 still I am not s...
Hi. You seem to be carrying the burden of the past for too long. Mistakes happen and its very human to make mistakes. The lessons learnt from mistakes is the only thing to be carried along, rest all has to be let gone. You may not have got an outlet to vent out and let go. To be living in the present, you need to let go of the past and begin living your life in the present, in the here and now. Make a priority list of all the important things relevant to you today and lay down a path to walk on towards your goal/s. In order to do this, you will first have to make peace with your past. You can consult a counsellor to help you. All the best.
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I am surfing from epilepsy from 15 year. Taking two pills of Valprol CR 300 MG and levipil 500 MG twice in the day form 5 year. From 3 year I have not suffered form any stroke or any conscious but form these tablet I have severed some side effect like memory impairment, headache, dizziness, stupor, somnolence, convulsion, disorder, abdominal pain, anemia thrombocytopenia, weight increased, extrapyramidal disorder, deafness, tremor Please suggest can I stop to take this table or change the tablet.

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I am surfing from epilepsy from 15 year. Taking two pills of Valprol CR 300 MG and levipil 500 MG twice in the day fo...
No need of stopping/ changing the medicine. Since you had episode free 3 years your doctor may reduce the medicine after conducting certain tests including EEG.
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I have a problem in thinking properly. What should I do?

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), BHMS
Homeopath
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I have a problem in thinking properly. What should I do?
Hello you may take baryta carb 30 potency (4 drops in water) homeopathic medicine thrice a day for two months.
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Mujhe last one month se left side mai achank pain and anxiety feel hoti hai chakar aane lagta hai or raat mai saute huai anxiety or badh jaati step chalne par saas phool jaata hai.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
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Mujhe last one month se left side mai achank pain and anxiety feel hoti hai chakar aane lagta hai or raat mai saute h...
May be you have some gas problem or you can consult with a cardiologist also. Don't worry everything will be fine soon. If you want any other help you can contact us.

What is side effect of certain antidepressant consumed continuously. is it affect kidney function?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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What is side effect of certain  antidepressant consumed continuously.
is it affect kidney function?
Antidepressants can sometimes cause a wide range of unpleasant side effects, including: nausea. Increased appetite and weight gain. Loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction and decreased orgasm. Fatigue and drowsiness. Insomnia. Dry mouth. Blurred vision. Constipation. Sexual side effects are the most common long-term side effects caused by ssris. They include decreased sexual desire, delayed ejaculation in men, and the inability to have an orgasm in women. Up to 60 percent of people on ssris may have one of these depression medication side effects regarding kidney you tell which drug you mean?

I am 34 years just got married with a person whom I love most but he is married now he is with his first wife but call me regularly I am feeling so unsecured n losing wait also n not able to sleep at night.

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I am 34 years just got married with a person whom I love most but he is married now he is with his first wife but cal...
Hello, you are left with two ways to solve your problem. * mutual dialogue with each other * legal step which will not stand in your favour. # go for meditation to reduce your stress & calm down your nerve, enabling you to take a justified & suitable decision. # tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. # go for a walk in d morning/ evng to restore blood circulation to nourish your whole body and brain. Tk, homoeo medicine rapid, gentle to act with no adverse effect. @ ignatia 30-6 polls, thrice. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice a day. Avoid, caffiene, junk food. Ensure sound sleep in d night.

I am always afraid from the more sound of vehicles so please give me a suggestion to remove this problem. What's problem in my mind?

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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I am always afraid from the more sound of vehicles so please give me a suggestion to remove this problem. What's prob...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. If you think this as a problem, you will never be able to come out of it. Just understand you have this problem, don't try to fight it. Just ignore it. Take care.

Sir Pranam, I am male of 63 Yrs and with Hypertension and Non diabetic. During early May this year I had a heart attack diagnose due to Sleep apnea. Since then I have lost confidence in myself. I am not driving two wheeler due to a fear and lack of confidence but prior to the heart attack, I used to ride at least 10 K> Per day. Now I am on deplatt CV 20. My memory has also playing and I forget very fast.

MDP, MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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Sir Pranam, I am male of 63 Yrs and with Hypertension and Non diabetic. During early May this year I had a heart atta...
Practice bayabiya mudra and meditation 15 minutes daily with your medication. Take genseng herb 2tsp x bid for 4 weeks and inform the progress.

My life is falling apart around me. I go to uni but haven't attended in months. I miss deadlines and seem to be self destructive in every way. I got a diagnosis of clinical depression and anxiety from a GP early December after years of self harming and feeling depressed. I feel like I'm becoming.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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My life is falling apart around me. I go to uni but haven't attended in months. I miss deadlines and seem to be self ...
You need to check on your prenatal history and early childhood for influencing factors. You must combine medication with therapy. This is extremely important for your anxiety and depression. I think that you have an anger-related depression and that is why the suicidal ideation is troubling you: life is too precious and you must make very attempt to preserve it, look after it and nurture it to good health. It does not help to have a thyroid problem too in the bargain. Anyway life is full of problems as a norm. Any attempts to escape will never help: you must learn to face these problems every day with good success. The counselor will help you in this regard. I also strongly believe that every crisis offers an opportunity for change, if you seek it and grab the opportunity. Please meet with a counselor and work on your emotions, particularly anger. Exercise is very important but you have to build on it developmentally. 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 scotching 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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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He remains depressed about his exam and thinks too much, how to consult him so that he could behave normally.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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He remains depressed about his exam and thinks too much, how to consult him so that he could behave normally.
Sir it is always good to have friendly relation between. Try to tell that percentage or success can be achieved only by normal attempt. Give him company and tell that you are with him always. And tell me also the progress and more about this to guide further.

Hi Doctor my self im arjun and im chewing tobacco from last 3 years and I want to quit this habit and my age is now 18 so please help me and im using razo d tablet for leaving gutkha is that perfect tablet or not please suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician
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Razo d is for acidity. Replace smoking with better habits like keeping good company, reading nice books and realizing self which gives higher taste than intoxicants like tobacco smoking.

I have suffering from fever for two days and I have full body pain for last night sir please help me.

MBBS
General Physician
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I have suffering from fever for two days and I have full body pain for last night sir please help me.
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports

I am an ipcc student and its been one year that i have lost motivation and interest for my bcom as well as ipcc exams which are due in copuple of weeks.I cant stand the sight of my commerce books although i love to grab a magazine at first sight.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
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You can take kali phos - 6x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Sir I am not suspicious and I watched a video on paranoid disorder patient and I feel that I didn't have much of this disorder because I am free to every one except when girls see me. I didn't separate my self from society, people or anyone else. Sir I made myself strong ethically so as to not feel any change in my sense of response with others. So now from two weeks I am feeling somewhat good.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist
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Sir I am not suspicious and I watched a video on paranoid disorder patient and I feel that I didn't have much of this...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of crab apple + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.

My age is 28 and I am earning well, but I am not happy. I have never did anything wrong but I always have fear of something. I don't know why I always feel confused. Sometimes I feel problems in taking decision. I also have low confidence. I don't know the purpose of my life. I am unable to understand my personality type. I am losing interest in living life.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist
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My age is 28 and I am earning well, but I am not happy. I have never did anything wrong but I always have fear of som...
Hi Mr anuj, from your description some chances of depression might be there. It happens sometimes in life where we can not decide. Tell me something about ur mood, any stressor, how is your sleep.
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I lost somebody close few days ago and now keeping things to myself only, having mood swings all the time, describe me the activities or better cure which can help me in bringing out from this. Thank you.

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
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I lost somebody close few days ago and now keeping things to myself only, having mood swings all the time, describe m...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don; t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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My wife is35 year old she is in depression and living angy rarely happy, she querling me and her children every day. How she became normal she is narrow minded too.

Homoeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath
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My wife is35 year old she is in depression and living angy rarely happy, she querling me and her children every day. ...
She requires to be understood We need to know as to what makes her irritable What has lead to depressive phase If all is understood then we can treat her and get her out from her current situation with her constitutional homoeopathic medicines
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