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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....more
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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Hello doctor. I am male 31 years. From few days I am getting body pains and when I wake up from sleep in the morning I get feet pains. Once I walk for 2 min then everything is OK. Also sometime I am getting back pain. Is there any problem.

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Hello doctor. I am male 31 years. From few days I am getting body pains and when I wake up from sleep in the morning ...
Please do not sleep under fan/AC Do morning walk daily Take Rhus tox 30 - thrice daily for next 10 days Give me a feedback thereafter.

I am suffering from stammering/shuttering since I was in 6 class. Please give me your valuable suggestion.

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Speech Therapist
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Properly speech and language assessment by speech therapist continue reading and small, long sentence exercise Breathing exercise by different types air.

I am student .when I am reading and learning anything. I don't remember many question and answers. please give some tips increase my memory remember power.

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Memory and Concentration on work is important in all sphere of life. Effective study is only possible if you study with full attention throwing off mind all the irrelevant thoughts which interrupt in the process of learning. Try to get full sleep.-Take at least six hour rest for refreshment and relaxation of your mind. A fresh mind can concentrate more easily. Take regular exercise - Brain takes its nutrients from blood for functioning properly. Physical exercise speeds up blood circulation to brain and brain gets well nourished as well as brain gets rid of waste products. Study in a place with no or less distractions - Your study place should be free from such things which may absorb your attention, i.e television, music, changing color bulbs, maps etc. Similarly study in quiet place free from sound distractions. Avoid multi-tasking - While you study avoid playing with other things. Like you study as well as texting to friends on cell phone or making hair styles or one eye on television and one eye on book. Similarly study one subject in one time. Fixation of priorities - If you don’t fix your priorities and work haphazardly, it is more likely you start thinking while doing one task “shouldn’t I do the other task first as that is more important”. This thought will not let you work with concentration. Make time-table for your subject and follow it. Take short breaks in long study - If you study for a long time, you get bore and can’t maintain concentration on work. You should refresh your mind by taking short breaks to maintain your concentration on study. Have good breakfast - Your breakfast should contain items with high protein content, carbohydrates and low sugar content. When you get up from sleep, have good diet though normally you should take light diet. Play Brain Games - computer-based brain-training programs can help you sharpen a range of skills, from reading and comprehension to improved memorization and more. Master a New Skill - Engaging in "purposeful and meaningful activities" stimulates your neurological system, counters the effects of stress-related diseases, reduces the risk of memory loss and enhances health and well-being. Try Mnemonic Devices - Mnemonic devices are memory tools to help you remember words, information or concepts. They help you to organize information into an easier-to-remember format. Try 1.Acronyms (such as PUG for "pick up grapes") 2.Visualizations (such as imagining a tooth to remember your dentist's appointment) 3.Rhymes (if you need to remember a name, for instance, think "Shirley's hair is curly) 4.Chunking, which is breaking up information into smaller "chunks" (such as organizing numbers into the format of a phone number). Concentration Exercises - There some exercises which improve your power of concentration i.e. Yoga, self-hypnosis, looking at a round spot on wall with full attention etc. There are books on these things you can study. Your feedback matters for follow up. Thank -you.

I also want to control my anger. I loose control on me at the time of anger. But later I realised my mistake. But sometimes it's too late. Suggest me something. I badly need this.

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You need psychological counseling and training to learn either to avoid or to control or to tolerate or to cope with the anger. You have to learn stress and anger management as well as to manage the situation smartly without hurting g anyone otherwise your social and personal relationships would be damaged.

I am taking medication for diabetes, glycomet 0.5 and cetapin r 400, it is for around past 8 months. For past 2-3 months, I am noticing lack of focus and concentration, lack of memory. Is this normal or just my delusion, what shall I do?

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I am taking medication for diabetes, glycomet 0.5 and cetapin r 400, it is for around past 8 months.
For past 2-3 mon...
I have read your query and understood your concerns. Lack of concentration can be a part of anxiety, depression and lots of stress. If you are having any persistent stress in your life then it needs to be addressed first. Relaxation therapy like yoga and meditation will help you a lot. Following are some tips to increase your mood and concentration: - engage in your hobbies - play indoor games with your children like carrom, chess, puzzle games etc. - play sudoku and solve crossword puzzles - talk to friends and go for outing whenever you are free - keep distance from alcohol and other drugs - make a schedule of activities to perform as per priority and follow the schedule - if you are forgetting appointments or meeting then make use of application for reminder - become social person if you are not - if your mind is distracted somewhere start counting backwards from 100. By the time you reach 50, you shall find yourself relieved. - keep yourself updated about current political affairs - take help from friends - take a good night sleep of at least 8 hours.

Now a days, I'm confused very much. In my mind something is going on but what I don't know it. Please suggest me.

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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Dear lybrate-user. This could be due to stress or disappointment. Consult a psychologist. Take care.

From the last 6 days, I have been facing breathing issues. It has become hard to breathe like the shortness of breath or like I have a feeling I can't breathe and this happens the most when I wear a t-shirt which is tight on the chest, sit on a chair, stand and it becomes normal when I move, do something, lie in the bed, eat. Once in a day I feel a pinch pain on left chest as well but that is not the major one. I don't smoke, not much exposed to air pollution. Are these the symptoms of COPD? I have been suffering from anxiety, stress, career pressure etc. Are the above symptoms related to the on-going anxiety? In 2013, almost 2.5 years ago, I took 70 tablets of clenbuterol by Asia Pharma over a period of 2 months for its unofficial use of reducing weight and during that dosage I had muscle cramps in left chest. Are the above symptoms the side effects of clenbuterol? Can that dosage still have effect on me? How can I ensure that they didn't have effect on me, any test? After leaving clenbuterol I lost the weight more than I expected and my cheeks had sunken and before that I had chubby cheeks. Now I am normal but my cheeks are still sunken. One doctor me to take Alfalfa syrup German in homeopathy to get rid of sunken cheeks, shall I take that? What are the above symptoms all about? COPD or stress or side effect of clenbuterol? How can I ensure that clenbuterol had no effect on me?

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From the last 6 days, I have been facing breathing issues. It has become hard to breathe like the shortness of breath...
Clenbuterol hydrochloride is a powerful bronchodilator that is used to treat breathing disorders like asthma and taking it in 2013 has no effect now and your problem is over anxiety and and you need antidepressant or anxiety medication.

I had schizophrenia. What I do to overcome the negative and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
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If you are still on medications consult your doctor and finalized the correct dosage. Also try to keep yourself physically active and socially engaged to overcome the negative symptoms. Consult a clinical psychologist and try cognitive behavior therapy.

I am not able to pronounce certain words properly especially words that include d, t, z. My age is 22 what will be the solution of this. Thank you.

DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS,
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You can meet a speech therapist whi can train you to speak well. An ent check up will help find any anatomical causes which can be corrected.

I have a mental stress not able to concentrate on other things olways keeping thinking on one thing and this causes a head pain.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
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I have a mental stress not able to concentrate on other things olways keeping thinking on one thing and this causes a...
Sameer, go for a complete detox of ur body with the help of ayurveda's Panchakarma therapy. It includes Abhyangam (Massage with medicated oils) n medicated steam bath. this wud rejuvenate ur body - improving ur work efficiency and bettering ur sleep. It will also strengthen ur nerves and muscles. These procedures will take out the harmful toxins out of ur body - cleansing ur body. Also take Shirodhara which would completely take the stress out of ur body and u will feel light, fresh and full of energy.

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Consult a physiotherapist if you have experienced a fall recently and the discomfort caused due to it has not subsided.

I am experiencing severe body pains and headache since 4days. Is this flu of any kind or is it regular?

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General Physician
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I am experiencing severe body pains and headache since 4days. Is this flu of any kind  or is it regular?
check your BP. Check your eye sight. take rest and proper sleep. take crocin pain relief one sos for severe headache.avoid stress. inform if not ok.

My exam is on 3 rd april what should I do ti keep my mind full sharp so that I can give my best.

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Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.

Hello sir, My friend has just lost his father and in childhood he has lost his mother too. Now he has no sibling. He is very depressed, feeling very lonely, still we friend are giving support to him but we also have work. We cannot see like him anymore. I need your help.

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Hello sir, My friend has just lost his father and in childhood he has lost his mother too. Now he has no sibling. He ...
Dear it is genuine problem your friend need counseling and ignatia 1m single dose it is homeopathy medicine it will help you definitely if you have any questions you can ask me.

I have nervous problems. So I take medicine for that. Now how many teaspoon of nutmeg powder will not harm me.

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 have nervous problems. So I take medicine for that. Now how many teaspoon of nutmeg powder will not harm me.
Dear Lybrate user. Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a long list of associated health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral conditions, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function, and prevent leukemia, and improve blood circulation. You can take half a teaspoon per day. Take care.

What is the extent of schizophrenia,actually I am suffering from this desease and i think i am fed up with the medicines, can you help me out.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
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Please give him following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.

Sometimes I laugh, because of absent mind, talking with no body because of absence 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
Psychologist
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Sometimes I laugh,  because of absent mind, talking with no body because of absence mind,
Dear, absent mindedness, self talking etc are not mental problems. They happen because of the state of mind you are in at that point of circumstance. Are you introvert? provide me with more information. Take care.

Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is I have one cousin brother and he often use social networking sites and when he surfed any social networking site then he usually send messages to unknown persons and then if they do not reply to my brother message then he usually send them messages again and again until they reply to his question (message) and few time ago my brother has send one message to one politician and in that message he has wrote that please become my friend and at that time .that politician has told my brother to talk with him via call but my brother do not talk to him via call and at that time my brother starts disturbing that politician and then few hours later (that politician send one message to my brother and in that message that politician has wrote .i m going to feed an fir against uh and that time my brother has said sorry to him and that politician said its ok but do not disturb me again but few months ago my brother again send one message to that politician and in that message he has again wrote that please become my friend and then that political has asked the reason for why do my brother wanna do friendship with him then my brother told him the reason and then that politician said to my brother:-why are you talking like girls with me then my brother has told him that aisa kuch nahi hai and then my brother and that politician start chatting with each other sometimes but few days before my brother said one thing to that politician and that is:-nice dp and after seeing that message that politician has blocked my brother and thats why my brother make a call to him and then my brother has asked to him (why did uh have blocked me) then at time that politician said my brother -(why are uh disturbing me) and why do uh wanna become my friend and that time my brother told him that I like to make new friends and then he has told my brother -(why are you talking like girls) and then he has suddenly hang up the call and then after waiting for sometime my brother has again make a call to him and then that politician has shouted on my brother and then he has also said my brother -(i do not wanna do friendship with uh and he has said to my brother .are you mad and that time my brother has told him that he is suffering from depression since his fathers death so now I wanna know that is these all things are normal or not and is there any insult feeling in this or not?

M.PHIL - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, MA - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist
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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is I have one cousin brother and he often use social networking sites and when he su...
Your brother's behavior is obviously not normal. By abnormal, I mean he is interfering in someone else's life. Such kind of behavior is threatening to others. He is overindulging himself in making friends with others. This is like forcing others to become friends. This is a sort of passive aggression which is characteristic of depressed individuals. He tries to be close to others but gets irritated by their rejection. He feels unworthy and due to this he resends friend requests. Getting to know strangers may be good way of socializing but he is unnecessarily bothering others and himself. He needs to make friends in real life. Virtual friends do not add much to your social satisfaction. This way he may create legal problems for himself too. He needs professional counseling.

I feeling alone every time I don't know what wrong with me every time I feel there is nothing for me in this world.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I feeling alone every time I don't know what wrong with me every time I feel there is nothing for me in this world.
Feeling lonely and disinterested in surroundings and having a feeling of worthlessness are signs of depression. Depression like any another illness is treatable with medicines and counselling. I would advise you to consult a psychiatrist.
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