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Dr. R.Mani

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Dr. R.Mani is a trusted Psychiatrist in West Mambalam, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Ezhil Hospital in West Mambalam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. R.Mani on Lybrate.com.

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Hello sir/mam I am going through depression and I live in a constant fear of my mom dad hurting me, they won't let me go anywhere, and I can't live at home confined like this, well now I am not sure I can do good in outer world also, I did cut my arm 7-8 times today only. It's a mere scratch and very little blood came out, and I didn't feel anything, I literally don't wanna live, unable to help myself, thoughts of self hurt keep me calm. What should I do?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I am going through depression and I live in a constant fear of my mom dad hurting me, they won't let me...
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. They have love-hate relationship with close ones. Transient psychotic symptoms, including brief delusions and hallucinations, may also be present. It is also associated with substantial impairment of social, psychological and occupational functioning and quality of life. People with emotionally unstable personality disorder are particularly at risk of suicide. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
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I want to quit the smoking for healthy health. I m just 32 yes old young boy. I do use every day 1 packet of bidi. What I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, smoking is in your mind, being a psychological factor. You r required to generate strong will power to quit, smoking.& you can! * go for meditation. * take plenty of water to eliminate toxins. * take your breakfast and meal in time. * homoeo-medicicne* @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Take, care.
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My mother aged 45 just couple of days back fell sick n sugar rose to 270 and after the tests the results showed that she has got diabetes. Ever since the news she has been feeling stressed and tensed about her health and so am I worried. What should be done since its the initial stage can something be done to prevent it from increasing. What measures must be taken to prevent it from spreading. Request you all for a proper guidance.

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
My mother aged 45 just couple of days back fell sick n sugar rose to 270 and after the tests the results showed that ...
This is a lifestyle related issue and it can be surely treated with intensive lifestyle modification program. There is a general approach and a specific approach as per individual patients metabolic profile. Try this general approach (see below) for 4 weeks. If this works then continue. If this is not enough then revert for further assessment and customized approach. By customised approach we can attempt to reverse her diabetes and achieve excellent sugar control without medication. 1. Do not eat anything sugary or sweet. Zero sweetness in diet. 2. Eat plenty of salad in lunch and dinner along with other foods. 3. Do not drink any liquid calorie like cola or fruit juices. 4. Continue brisk walks or jogging for 45 - 60 minutes every day.
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I have a slide waist pain for 3-4 months, m a smoker from 2010 & after quitting smoking it's been started. The pain is temporary some times & some times it takes my breath way. please help

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I have a slide waist pain for 3-4 months, m a smoker from 2010 & after quitting smoking it's been started. The pain i...
Dear Anik, Some pain and breathing problem are common after smoking withdrawal. As you have said, the pain is temporary and it will go away. Congratulation for maintaining the most difficult task of quitting smoking. Please keep it up for few more weeks, the waist pain will reduce.
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I am suffering from bi polar disorder. Is there anything I can do to stop it on my own?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
No. You have to take medication from psychiatrist and do it full course otherwise it will elapse. You can not do anything on your own to stop it.
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I have lost one of my friend in last year frm dat time I'm very depressed nd not able to concentrate on anything not even family friends and college can you tell me the solution plzzzz.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have lost one of my friend in last year frm dat time I'm very depressed nd not able to concentrate on anything not ...
Hello, Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1. Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2. Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3. Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor.
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I'm 35 years old and have been suffering from social anxiety disorder for last 6 years and I'm very afraid of speaking in front of people. Earlier I used to take medicines but now I stopped taking them as I do not feel much change in myself. I often worry that if I could speak in front of people I worry if my voice started trembling I start sweating a lot my heart beat races and my mind would go completely blank .I often have to participate in the meetings and I often try to avoid or escape from that. Please suggest me what should I do. I'm living in Ranchi jharkhand please suggest me a good doctor who treats me well. thank you.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I'm 35 years old and have been suffering from social anxiety disorder for last 6 years and I'm very afraid of speakin...
Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. Symptoms include: Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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Dear Lybrate. Help me out. How can I concentrate in my studies. I can't remember properly what I heard in yesterday's class, but I know what exactly it mean and I can't able to think do same thing next day. How to increase my memory power. Thanks.

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Worrying about memory and being tensed anout education matters is the main culprit. The more you worry or be tensed, the more you forget. So stop worrying first. Second study with a systematic approach and pattern. Get enough rest and sleep. Exercise. Play games. Engage in social activities. Nuts, fruits and vegetables are good for memory. Take care.
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This is the first time I have been in a long distance relation, I get aggressive at times but controllable, is it because of sex?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
You are better aware of your needs, but don't let sexual needs overpower your mood. Otherwise, you will only damage your relationship. If you are serious about your relation, try to maintain and give it quality time. Physical relations can happen anytime but emotional connection is rare. Try to establish that first, try exercising to channelize your energies, daily for 30 minutes. Consult for any guidance.
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Simple Tricks and Tips to Manage Anxiety and Insomnia

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Simple Tricks and Tips to Manage Anxiety and Insomnia

Insomnia or sleeplessness is quite difficult to cope with and for people suffering from anxiety, it is even tougher. People suffering from anxiety remain in a state of mental and physical distress. On top of this, if they cannot sleep well because of insomnia, life becomes quite hard. Insomnia causes anxiety and also is caused due to anxiety.

Here are some simple tips to manage anxiety and insomnia:

  1. Maintain a schedule: Try to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Experiment with several different bedtimes and wake up times to find out which one works best for you.
  2. Turn off electronic devices: Switch off all electronic devices thirty minutes before you go to bed. Electronic devices stimulate your mind and the light from the devices does not make you feel that it is time to sleep. Keep the devices away from you while going to bed.
  3. Dim lights: Practice dimming all lights in your house before bedtime. Change light bulbs and replace them with low wattage lights. This will enable you to have lights, although they are dim. Low lighting will make your body produce melatonin to make you prepare for sleep.
  4. Keep away from alcohol and smoking: Consuming alcoholic drinks before bedtime reduces your quality of sleep and you may wake up within two hours. Do not consume alcohol before bedtime. Smoking should be restricted before sleeping, as the nicotine contained in cigarettes is a stimulant, which can take away your sleep.
  5. Ignore caffeinated drinks: Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming caffeinated drinks before going to bed can result in losing sleep. Do not drink coffee before sleeping.
  6. Exercise: Exercise is a perfect solution to reduce anxiety and results in improved sleep quality. Exercise regularly during the day or three to four hours before bedtime. Yoga and meditation performed just before going to sleep are effective.
  7. Make a pre-sleep ritual: Try to find ways, which would help you calm your mind just before going to sleep and practice it every day. This can be reading a book, taking a hot shower or listening to your favorite songs. Your mind will be relaxed, and you will get better sleep.
  8. Maintain a sleep journal: Keep a sleep journal and write about the time when you go to sleep and when you wake up. Also note down the time you require to fall asleep, the number of times your sleep breaks and how your sleep was. This will enable you to observe your sleep patterns and make adjustments.

For people suffering from anxiety, added insomnia results in enhanced difficulty. One should cope with the problems properly and try to improve upon them.

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Sir my friend done a smoking daily& also other stuff. What is sign nd symptoms of cancer? Nd wt is precautions?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
dear sir, smoking is the biggest killer in cases of cancer and one of the commonest cause of cancers. cancer presents as a painless lump ,ulceration, bleeding, weightloss, difficulty in swallowing etc. depending on the area effected. one has to avoid any kind of known carcinogenic substances like smoking tobacco, alcohol,pollution , pesticides etc. eat healthy food and do regular exercise.
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Sir I am smoking weed from last 4 days every day on average 2-3 joints. Now I have medical after a month in a company which test for cannabis through urine. How much time does it take for the weed to flush out of system and what additional preventive measures should I take.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It will take at least one month. You can consume a lot of liquids and high water-content fruits and vegetables, and fruit juices to flush your system clean.
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I have been suffering from anxiety for a long time now. I am constantly focusing on my breathing. Sometimes I think I am breathing too fast so it causes me to be blurred. I am taking clonazepam 1mg in the am and. 5mg in the afternoon. I am not sure whether I am building tolerance to it so my doctor wants to switch me to xanax 1mg in am and 1mg in the afternoon. I don't know what to do. Should I switch please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I have been suffering from anxiety for a long time now. I am constantly focusing on my breathing. Sometimes I think I...
Don't think much lybrate-user, If your doctor is changing your medication it must be pertaining to your current state, you can take it and see if you feel the difference. Make the following changes as well: Avoid high caffeine drinks as they stimulate your system and pile on more stress instead of relaxation. When you get anxious, your breathing quickens, which reduces the amount of oxygen your brain gets. This makes it more difficult to think clearly and form logical reasoning. Take a moment to focus on taking deep belly breaths. Inhale for 4 seconds, hold the breath for 4 seconds, and then release it for 4 seconds. Doing this for 1-2 minutes should help to calm your nerves quickly. Take some time to exercise. Whether anxiety has just struck or you are chronically anxious, exercising is sure to help. Physical activity releases endorphins which increase happiness, and reduce cortisol - a stress producing hormone. As soon as you start to feel anxiety hit, go workout or take a walk. Aside from immediate treatment, regular exercise will decrease the amount of anxiety you feel over time. Keep a healthy diet. Although it may seem silly to link your anxiety to what you ate for breakfast, the foods you eat have a big impact on your mental functioning. Studies have shown a correlation between unhealthy eating and high anxiety and stress. Try to incorporate more fruits, veggies, and whole grains into your daily diet. Get tested to make sure you don’t have any food allergies that may be triggering your anxiety as well - a common experience. You can also apply some lavender oil to relax and distress your nerves. Just one drop near your lobes does wonders.
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Hey I am 22 years old need a serious solution for study. Actually I am not able to concentrate on study more than 5 mints and my mind divert after every 5 or 10. Please reply a genuine solution.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
U r asking some important question, start at morning 8 am take a paper and pen just write what r u thinking at 8. 00 then 8. 10 so this way u write in every 10 minutes the thought coming into your mind. Then after 1 day u study the paper. Which event u thought most. Write that in my private question I will give u best solution.
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Jab bhi me koi imp. Kaam krti hu like Form fill krna or sum other important Work jab me printout nikaaliti hu agar pic light hti h but visible hti h tab bhi mera mann me vehem rhta h k galat ho jayega etc and jam form jama krti apne details k sth like marksheet etc I checked atlst 3_4 tyms but tab bhi sukoon ni mlta ke shyd galat hga form reject ho jaega or issi chakkar m choti choti chizo p paise hojate h jaise pic ni sahi aai phr se nikalwati hu print tab bhi ni aai phir krti bht kahi jana hota h to phone check krti hu bike drive krte hue k ni I am fed up of this what is this problem?

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Jab bhi me koi imp. Kaam krti hu like Form fill krna or sum other important Work jab me printout nikaaliti hu agar pi...
Your symptoms are suggestive of OCD ,you need medicines along with counselling. You can also consult me regarding this.In the mean time follow my suggestions trust me it will work in magical way. Try to do important work like form submission in starting time as in general 25-30 days are provided to fill the form what you have to do is to fill the form within 3-4 days from the date of issue and say to yourself that I am filling this form only as a security purpose ,i will submit actual form before 4-5 days from last date as it is like practise so normally I am suppose to fill but without committing any mistake and when during this 15-20 days this thought runs say to yourself that I am suppose to think on this matter 2-3 days before last date and same thing apply in every type of work slowly by slowly you will get rid of these things One more thing will help in this you can reassure these work from others and when that person will say yes it is correct then it will reduce your repeatitive act and slowly by slowly this will improve. Try to divert your mind as these thoughts are endless. Take care.
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Hi, I am 25 years old female, a student. I have been feeling very low from past sometime. I get angry at small issues and I do not get over those issues easily. I do not feel like doing anything the whole day, not even able to concentrate on my studies. I am also having sleeping disorders these days. Negative thoughts come into my mind and I pick up fights with people. I talk to friends but it doesn't help me much. I just don't do anything all day, I try to escape the loneliness and these thoughts by sleeping, but I fail, I don't know whats happening. I feel a constant dissatisfaction with my life. Are these signs of depression? What should I do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 25 years old female, a student. I have been feeling very low from past sometime. I get angry at small issues...
Dear lybrate user, from what you have mentioned, it appears that you are feeling sad and unhappy. Your inactivity appears like mild depression but don't term it as" depression" yourself, because depression has to be assessed by the psychiatrist/psycologist with proper assessment techniques. It seems to me that you are not doing, what you would like to do. Just think, why you are doing what you are doing now. Do something which pleases you and not others. It appears that you are angry and/or frustrated. Try to find out the reasons for this anger/frustration and start working on that. May be you have not had a happy childhood and certain things in your childhood are still bothering you. Please understand that the past is over and you have full life ahead of you. Try to do things which you like to do. Have a hobby. Keep company of friends who care for you and who have positive outlook towards life. Do not hesitate to seek help of a counsellor if you think it would help you.
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He is suffering from depression. He has some girlfriend issues. What medicine does he take to come out of this.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
He is suffering from depression. He has some girlfriend issues. What medicine does he take to come out of this.
Dear Lybrate User, Your friend is in pain. He needs to discuss and share his pain. If possible take him to a Counsellor. The Counsellor will help your friend in the healing process and help him to let go of past and move on in life. Medicines is not a long term solution. Medicines have side effects. Please ask your friend to seek help from a Counsellor. All the best.
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All About Hypochondriasis

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
All About Hypochondriasis

People who are constantly troubled by the fear of physical illness or who excessively feel worried about their health are commonly referred to as hypochondriacs. This phenomenon is called somatic symptom disorder, also known as hypochondria or hypochondriasis. Despite the evidence of medical tests proving that they do not suffer from any disease or illness, hypochondriacs are perpetually worried about their health. This is mainly because of their misinterpretation of minor health problems or normal body functions as something serious. Somatic symptom disorder affects both males and females equally, and it usually happens during early adulthood.

Causes and symptoms: Their complaints may range from minor issues like pain or stress to more serious problems concerning breathing or headaches. Hypochondriacs rarely try to deceive themselves, and they genuinely believe that they have health problems, however unrealistic their beliefs might be. The exact causes are indefinite and unknown, but they generally arise from considerable physical or sexual abuse in their early childhood. Moreover, parents or close relatives suffering from the disorder may also induce such fears into the child, who would eventually behave in a similar pattern later in adulthood.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis of the disorder can be very troublesome, mainly because of their inherent conviction that they are suffering from physical illness. However, the disorder can be treated through proper supportive care or psychotherapy. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs are also used sometimes.

Dealing with the disorder: Hypochondria can often lead to a chronic condition, which can be long lasting. Although there are no definite ways of preventing it, there is one method to reduce the intensity of the symptoms and help patients cope up with the disorder. It is by providing them a supportive and understanding environment, one in which they can fight the distress and trouble that comes along with the somatic symptom disorder.

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I am 17 year old I can not remember my lesson when I read then my head very pain I can not remember my lesson until 1 day. Doctor please tell me what should I do. 15 February my exam start. Or my head pain around when I read. What medicine eat this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am 17 year old I can not remember my lesson when I read then my head very pain I can not remember my lesson until 1...
Hi! First of all don't get panicky Keep yourself really cool Tension causes headache then you will not be able to concentrate hence u won't remember anything. Don't study late nights it will worsen your problem further more. Take a fresh bath sit in a quite place take a slow and deep breath for few min and study Write down everything that way u remember better. If you have a good friend you can do combined studies this way u will be benefitted more. Eat well, drink milk and soaked almonds and fresh fruits Drink more water per day it will kill your stress Please think big this is not the end of the day. You are just 17 you have to go long way so kindly keep yourself kool. If your problem is so severe please consult a psychologist. Thank u
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