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Dr. Rajarathinam

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Dr. Rajarathinam is a renowned Psychiatrist in Chintadripet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with vembu clinic in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rajarathinam on has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 26 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I smoked cigarettes for one year. My age is 19. I addicted to it. What should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am really happy to hear that you want to quit this bad habit. The habit can be very difficult because of the many conditions attached to smoking. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I am a smoker. All time I doing smoke. So now I am felling very ill. Please help me what I will do? I know smoking is injuries to health but I can't leave this habit.

Homeopath, Murshidabad
You can try homeopathic mother tincture daphne indica. 30 drops in a glass of water, twice daily after meals.
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Nowadays I can't concentrate on my studies think so I got mental problem or what I don't know.

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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Schizophrenia - 5 Common Types & How They Affect You?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
Schizophrenia - 5 Common Types & How They Affect You?

We all know it as a debilitating mental illness that plagues people across the globe. Schizophrenic patients often feel like they are being overtaken by situations and events that are beyond their control. They may complain of seeing people who are not there or hearing voices where there are none. This happens because the neurotransmitters in the brain of the patient do not function appropriately. There are various types, causes and symptoms of this disease. Read up to know more.

Symptoms: Psychotic symptoms like delusion are common in patients suffering from this disease. Also, the patient may be severely blunt in the emotional sense, and may bear a lost look and wear a feeling of loss or absence at all times. The thought process or cognition of the patient may also suffer in such cases. Poor concentration and lack of coordination are some symptoms of this kind of suffering. Hallucinations and distorted thought processes also characterise the patient to a great extent. The patient may also display certain typical symptoms like social withdrawal, extreme apathy, and lack of motivation. The patient will also be in an emotionally numb state once the delusions have lessened.

Causes: So what causes Schizophrenia, really? While no tests or conclusive examinations exist to pin point the exact diagnosis or cause of the disease, there are many factors that can contribute to the development and progression of the same. Hereditary factors play up in many cases while chemical imbalances in the brain also lead to this condition. The serotonin levels and the functioning of the neurotransmitters are the most significant causes of this disease, in such cases. Excessive abuse of drugs like LSD and cannabis can also contribute to this condition, while family relations and a dysfunctional environment can also lead to this disease.

Types: There are many different kinds of Schizophrenia. One of them is

  1. Paranoid Schizophrenia, which makes the patient highly suspicious
  2. Disorganised Schizophrenia can lead to incoherence in speech and thought
  3. Catatonic Schizophrenia can cause social withdrawal
  4. Residual Schizophrenia can lead to a complete lack of motivation
  5. Schizoaffective Disorder can lead to major mood swings.

The various kinds of Schizophrenia are characterised by varying degrees of mood swings, depression, paranoia and delusional thinking. The progression of the disease can be checked with the help of cognitive behavioural therapy which can help in reprogramming the brain of the patient to a great degree. Rehabilitation programs, as well as case management, can help in the long run. But the key here is to recognise the symptoms early on and get the treatment or counselling started to reduce the symptoms and their spread. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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My grand mother all sudden lost the clarity in her speech. She is not able to talk clearly life before, we got it checked from physician he said everything is okay, neurologist gave medicine and we get MRI done, report find some clot. Any one who is familiar with such cases please suggest the duration of treatment.

BSC - Hearing and Speech
Speech Therapist, Salem
Hi lybrate-user. Most of the time (for all age groups), whether the brain clot is surgically treated or not, the speech problem still remains. It’s the fact. Please go ahead and fix the clot. But don’t expect her speech to be fixed just by fixing her clot. Clot fixing and Speech recovery are 2 different things. Just because her speech was impaired because of the clot, doesn’t mean her speech will be alright after fixing the clot. But still you need to make sure that she can communicate with words or any other way possible. If she is still trying and struggling to speak, please consult a Speech Therapist asap. We can help her fix her speech problem through speech therapy by recovering it back. It takes a particular period of time and can also help you as a family to plan ahead on how to engage her in conversations with people instead of she not communicating anything. It is her right to communicate and she can. For more info, contact please.
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How to increase concentration in the study. I am not remember after 1 hour of the study N how to remember. please help me out next I am having exam.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Try to understand the concepts rather than cramming them. It will help you retain answers for long. Try to teach those topics to someone, your ability to explain it to someone, will help you remember better.
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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.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
This is extended grief reaction. I can understand the pain of losing someone who was close with you. Bit as the unfortunate incident can not be undone you can do something which the daed person would have liked to see. Now to do that you have to start your normal life, the way it used to be before this unfortunate incident. Time is the beat healer. Please think how you coped with earlier losses if any.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - Tips To Help You Diagnose The Problem!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - Tips To Help You Diagnose The Problem!

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder characterized by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image and behaviour. This often results in impulsive actions and problems in relationships and at work. You may experience intense episodes of various emotions like anger, depression and anxiety that may last for a few hours to a few days.

Diagnosis of BPD
If you experience the following 10 symptoms for a long time or if they have had a huge impact on your daily life, you may say that you are suffering from BPD:

  1. Feeling of being abandoned. You feel that people may abandon you and are constantly worried about that. You would do anything to stop it.
  2. Frequent mood swings. You experience intense emotions that last from a few hours to a few days. E.g. You suddenly start feeling low and depressed after feeling very happy and confident for a while.
  3. Lack of identity. You don’t know who you are and do not have a strong sense of your being.
  4. Unable to sustain relationships. You find it very hard to retain relationships and make new ones.
  5. You feel empty from within all the time.
  6. Make impulsive decisions and show sudden reactions. You do things to harm yourself like binge eating, drug abuse or driving dangerously.
  7. You inflict pain on yourself or have suicidal feelings.
  8. You have anger issues which are very difficult to control.
  9. You get paranoid or dissociate when you’re stressed.
  10. You experience all your emotions very intensely be it anger, happiness or sadness.

Self-Care - How can you help yourself?
If you start feeling overwhelmed, focus on one feeling at a time. It will help channelize your energy and thoughts into finding a solution for that emotion. Different therapies help different people at different times. You are the best judge to decide what benefits you the most.

Follow these tips to get through the various emotions that you may experience.

  1. When you are angry and frustrated
    1. Rip a newspaper
    2. Hit a pillow
    3. Listen to your favourite music
    4. Go for a walk or do some vigorous exercise
  2. When you are depressed and lonely
    1. Wrap yourself in a blanket and watch your favourite movie or TV show.
    2. Write all the negative feelings on a piece of paper and tear the paper.
    3. Use positive affirmations to comfort yourself.
    4. Cuddle a pillow/pet/soft toy
  3. When you are tensed and anxious 
    1. Try to shift your focus to something else like music, yoga or meditation.
    2. Take a deep breath, use relaxation techniques and focus on your breaths.
    3. Take a warm bath to help soothe your mood.
  4. When you want to harm yourself
    1. Rub ice over the parts where you want to hurt yourself.
    2. Take a cold-water bath to cool yourself.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am in 10th grade CBSE. Due to that I have a lot of tension and being nervous on giving speech or paper? I want to know that how I feel good during Thai tension.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am in 10th grade CBSE. Due to that I have a lot of tension and being nervous on giving speech or paper? I want to k...
You need to learn the" relaxation response" in times of stress and anxiety. This can be learnt in a step wise process only and with practice you can excel. Start with doing relaxation exercises like yoga and meditation. Also try breathing exercises for 15-20 minutes daily. Once you learn how to relax you will have to learn when to relax too. If you still find things difficult you might need help with some counselling and medications.
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