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Dr. R. Balakrishnan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. R. Balakrishnan Psychiatrist, Chennai
100 at clinic
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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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I'm a student if I read the books and other readings it irritates me very much i'm so worried about it so give me some advices from you I need your help its starts from every morning what are the reasons for it.

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I'm a student if I read the books and other readings it irritates me very much i'm so worried about it so give me som...
Hi you have to train yoour mind to overcome this problem. I will prescribe you flower remedy available in all homoeopathy shops. Mix 7 drops of chestnut bud + 7 drops of cerato + 7 drops of schleranthus + 7 drops of clematis. Mix these with 50 ml water and take it by mouth every 12 hours. Ok do not worry.
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I am afraid about my smoking habit, and finally I want to get ride from it. Please sir help me.

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Psychiatrist, Chennai
The cause for smoking has to be evaluated and treated. There are medication s to reduce craving for smoking, meet a psychiatrist and take them.
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I am asking 4 my friend. He is 22. College student. During exam time. He is more stressed, not oriented, he says he thinks unwanted things during stress time, cannot concentrating. How can resolve these problem.

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I am asking 4 my friend. He is 22. College student. During exam time. He is more stressed, not oriented, he says he t...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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My father having leg pain due to inflammation of bone near toe.On consultancy it is due to excess of uric acid presence in body.Please consult the remedy as due to this father finding difficulty in walking also unable to wear footwear due to swelling because of enlagment of bone at foot.Please also guide can it be operated .

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
At this point your father need not undergo operation. You try Xyluric 100mg tds till swelling settles and then take if necessary. Inugesic can be tried with food. Avoid fish and high uric acid containing foods/ purine derivatives/ alcohol/ non-vegetarian/red wine/ Take little saffron with curds daily and see.
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My mother suffered with depression. Taking medicine from last 2 years. Her behavior is getting change. Aggressive lose temper early. Put on extra weight.

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General Physician,
My mother suffered with depression. Taking medicine from last 2 years. Her behavior is getting change. Aggressive los...
The weight gain can be side effect of medication and if the symptoms increase you may have to change medicines.
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I am student of age 21 and I am smoker but now I want to quit. I am smoking from 2 years. I am going in mnc company and they have their further pre joining process. Of medical Just I want to confirm in stool test nicotine appears and in urine and in blood Please help me and also tell me some currucilum activities so that my body tar should me removed.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
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I am student of age 21 and I am smoker but now I want to quit. I am smoking from 2 years.
I am going in mnc company a...
It is good, you have decided to quit smoking, your lungs will be very relieved to know this. Don't worry about the medical. It will not impede your selection.
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I am 28 years having 4 years old boy baby. Now I am again pregnant. Last 1 years I am also in depression. Taking treatment under my Dr. . Is my second baby will be normal mentally and physically or there is any chance of defects.

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I am 28 years having 4 years old boy baby. Now I am again pregnant. Last 1 years I am also in depression. Taking trea...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Depression may not affect the child to be born. But please watch the medicine prescribed. Talk to the doctor regarding pregnancy. Some depression medicines do not go well with pregnancy. Take care.
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I know everything that how to overcome stress and depression but I can't apply it in my life.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I know everything that how to overcome stress and depression but I can't apply it in my life.
The motivation and determination has to come from inside you. You can either accept your condition or work towards improving it. Read influential books, paste some inspiring thoughts in your room. Be strict with yourself if you wish to see desired changes.
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Dear Doctor, I have a problem of unnecessary thinking or daydreaming. It is positive & slightly confidence boosting. But, the Problem is that I am wasting a lot of time doing for last few months. When I am doing something important, after sometime I find myself thinking about unrelated topics. I tried concentration boosting exercises, but till now the problem is intact. I am a hard working person, but this is becoming a drag. Could you please tell me about how I can solve this? Thanks.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Dear Doctor, I have a problem of unnecessary thinking or daydreaming. It is positive & slightly confidence boosting. ...
Hi lybrate-user, Try mindfullness breathing exercise. The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing.  Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. If problem persists show it to a psychiatrist.
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Do Juvenile Myclonic epilepsy has anything to do with memory problems? I have this disease and facing too much memory problems and confusion.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Karimnagar
Hello, most of the patients with jme have normal memory and cognitive function, but some people might suffer from these. In addition these problems may also be due to anti epileptic drugs the effect of which cannot be separated. Kindly let me know what drugs you are using for jme.
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I am very tired not slept frm two days and some depression caught me. And feeling seek always what can I do. And some headchaqe.

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General Physician, Nashik
I am very tired not slept frm two days and some depression caught me. And feeling seek always what can I do. And some...
1. Eat well – Take a balanced Diet comprising of 45% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 25% protein, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Don’t over eat. Avoid junk, spicy, oily, high calorie, cholesterol rich diet, don’t skip your breakfast. Take warm, homemade food. Avoid food and drink from outside. Don’t skip or postpone your meal. Minimize consumption of refined grains like white rice, white bread, sugary or refined food. 2. Keep hydrated- Drink 2 liters /6-8 glasses of water daily 3. Do regular exercise for one hour daily like brisk walking/Jugging etc 4. Take adequate rest- 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 5. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation etc 6. Find time for relaxation and enjoyments with friends and family 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, improve concentration and relieve stress 8. Develop hobby, Learn new skill 9. Go for detail Annual Health check up.
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Hi, I am 30 years old, got married 3.8 years back. Within 4 months of our marriage, we met with accident where my wife seriously injured with bone broken. She was operated with rod and plate in the leg. Since then I feel like much depressed, more pain below knee backside, fatigue, can not able to concentrate on things. Very urge for Sex, but couldn't make intercourse due to leg pain and no erection for long time. So tried for masturbation, but not felt better after that also. Please suggest what disease I have or what I have to do stay pain free and happy.

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Hi, I am 30 years old, got married 3.8 years back. Within 4 months of our marriage, we met with accident where my wif...
Actually, there are a few aspects to this situation. Firstly, a kind of guilt often operates in conscious/ subconscious mind after this kind of accidents especially where there are significant difference in the damage suffered by the victims. This guilt often gives rise to anxiety which in turn manifests in various bodily symptoms. Next, if you can attain erection during masturbation then no damage presumed to your genital. Your problem to attain erection during intercourse could be addressed during treatment. But if you have problem in having erection even during masturbation then you need to see Urologist first. As such you need to consult Psychiatrist, preferably along with your spouse. You need treatment both in form of medicine and behavioural intervention.
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My father is taking a tension and speaking himself, he is taking some medicine from last two year. But no result found. Sometimes he feel good when he takes green tea regular. Please suggest me best medicine for him.

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My father is taking a tension and speaking himself, he is taking some medicine from last two year. But no result foun...
Dear Lybrate User, It would be helpful if you talk to your father and find out what is causing his tension. Help him to explore various options to reduce the stress. Also find out what medicine he is taking and ask if it is helping him or not. Accompany him, next time he visits his Doctor. Speak to the Doctor yourself and find out what is happening to your father, what medicines he is taking. Discuss with the Doctor and find out if Counselling would help your father. Then do the needful. All the best.
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Please read this article, learn to recognize these tell-tale warning signs of depression & consult a psychiatrist.
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Hi. My name is iqbal singh gill, I am having anxiety n depression from last 5 yrs, but from last 3 years I started working again, my problem is reduced to40℅,but still twice in week I fill the same problem, such as breathing problem, can't travel alone. Do suggest me what to do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi. My name is iqbal singh gill, I am having anxiety n depression from last 5 yrs, but from last 3 years I started wo...
I am sure you are one of many who has not combined medication with therapy. This will give you partial recovery. There are so many challenges that depressed people face and there are so many ways of dealing with it. Counseling from a professional will definitely help in discovering those techniques to learn to cope with these difficulties. You will definitely notice the difference and life will be a lot better for it.
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I am 30year boy I have been suffering from diabetes since last 28years. No one didn't want to marry me. Why?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Diabetes is a serious condition that has the possibility of passing it on genetically to your offspring. When people marry they do look for the best possible match for their daughter and for the children that are born to that relationship. You cannot really fault them to look for the welfare of their own daughter in looking for marriage prospects. Even as professionals we recommend the most compatible matching criteria to ensure that the couple is most suitable for each other so that there is no possibility of conflict leading to breakups and divorces. It is probably influenced by the theory of? survival of the fittest. I think that you must learn to accept this aspect of life and seek a partner who may have some other issue with her which has become her nemesis in finding a willing partner, and that you seek to marry such a one. The both of you will have a reason to then share a lovely life because there is no disadvantage in each other that can be used to put the other down. This makes it more compatible. Even then we do not recommend child bearing, if there are any dominant genes of the same disorder on both sides. This is a sensible way to live a good life together and yet be responsible able bearing no children so that you do not give them a known handicap to unnecessarily compound their lives too. I hope you are able to understand this reasoning: it may sound all unfair but this is how it is. There are certain things in life that is not exactly the way we want it, and we need to accept it and live with it without making it a bug-bear in life. This is true for all of us. That is why scott m peck says? life is difficult. He then recommends that we do not attempt to change that but to change ourselves to cope with that fact. So do not wallow in this situation and make life more miserable than it is: make the best adaptation so that you live life well.
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I am a 23 year old male. I am having issues on concentrating. I focus on different things other than my studies. I get consumed in some kind of thoughts which prevent me from studying. I am getting distracted very easily. This in turn somehow is making me angry very often. What should I do?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
First determine your priorities. Write them down. Write what distracts you. Keep the list handy. Try to refocus whenever you get distracted. Get back to me if you find it difficult doing it alone.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. please ...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. When you are greaving, your mind is continuously engaged in sad and disturbing thoughts and feeling of loss and perhaps guilt. When sadness over powers you it is difficult to feel any other feelings. Even feeling happy makes you feel guilty and uneasy. Slow but effective way to over cone sadness is to engage yourself in some neutral activities such as cleaning. Walking or readjng a light book. Once you try that for few days you may be ready for following things. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities hope this helps wishing you very best.
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Get one sided face pain more often once in month. What should I do to get relief? Sometimes it continues for more than 2 days.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Get one sided face pain more often once in month. What should I do to get relief? Sometimes it continues for more tha...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings.
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
People with diabetes should be particularly cautious when it comes to drinking alcohol because alcohol can make some of the complications of diabetes worse. For starters, alcohol impacts the liver in doing its job of regulating blood sugar. Alcohol can also interact with some medications that are prescribed to people with diabetes. Even if you only rarely drink alcohol, talk with your healthcare provider about it so that he or she knows which medications are best for you.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Alcohol interacts with diabetes medications.

Alcohol can cause blood glucose levels to rise or fall, depending on how much you drink. Some diabetes pills (including sulfonylureas and meglitinides) also lower blood glucose levels by stimulating the pancreas to make more insulin. Combining the blood-sugar-lowering effects of the medication with alcohol can lead to hypoglycemia or “insulin shock,” which is a medical emergency. 

2. Alcohol prevents your liver from doing its job.

When you drink alcohol, your liver has to work to remove it from your blood instead of working to regulate blood sugar. For this reason, you should never drink alcohol when your blood glucose is already low.

3. Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach.

Food slows down the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream. The Diabetes Teaching Center at the University of California in San Francisco recommends eating a meal or snack containing carbohydrates when you drink alcohol. 

4. Always test blood sugar before having an alcoholic beverage.

Alcohol impairs your liver’s ability to produce glucose, so be sure to know your blood glucose number before you drink an alcoholic beverage.

5. Alcohol can cause hypoglycemia.

Within a few minutes of drinking alcohol, and for up to 12 hours afterward, alcohol can cause your blood glucose level to drop. After consuming alcohol, always check your blood glucose level to make sure it is in the safe zone. If your blood glucose is below 100 mg/dL, eat a snack to bring it up.

6. You can save your life by drinking slowly.

If you weigh 150 pounds, it takes about two hours for your liver to break down one alcoholic beverage.

Drinking too much alcohol can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, and disoriented—the same symptoms as hypoglycemia. Be sure to wear a bracelet that alerts people around you to the fact that you have diabetes, so that if you start to behave like you are intoxicated they know that your symptoms could be caused by hypoglycemia. If you are hypoglycemic, you need food and/or glucose tablets to raise your blood glucose level.

7. You can save your life by knowing your limit.

Your healthcare provider will tell you how much alcohol is safe for you to drink. Depending on your health condition, that may mean no alcohol at all. In some cases women with diabetes may have no more than one alcoholic beverage a day. Men should have no more than two.

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