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Dr. Rajarathinam

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Rajarathinam Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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 Lybrate.com.

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How to come over anxiety, I take alprax 0.5 since last 18 years HS. Can I stop Alpara, sometimes I have to take 0.25 to overcome anxiety in daytime.

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
How to come over anxiety, I take alprax 0.5 since last 18 years HS. Can I stop Alpara, sometimes I have to take 0.25 ...
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am 27 year old male I have have serious depression problem and I have strong headache problem what should I can do please reply me fast.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 27 year old male I have have serious depression problem and I have strong headache problem what should I can do ...
I hope you are getting treated for depression by psychiatrist. Your headache is a part of depression. You should be active do exercise/yoga/meditation. Deep breathing will really be helpful. Have lots of fruits and green leafy vegetables. Also plenty of fluid like water. if you are feeling any stress. consult me.
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I am depressed and all I want to do is sleep, I was prescribed amitriptyline but will it help?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am depressed and all I want to do is sleep, I was prescribed amitriptyline but will it help?
Depression is better treated by counselling, friends clubs, laughter clubs, outdoor sports, a gentle and caring hand of mother, sister or a girl friend than just medicines. So forget what you are suffering from, look around. See how nature works. Watch birds, shower in a natural spring, wander in a forest. Get closer to nature. You will discover joy of living.
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Hello sir. I am a 21 year old student currently preparing for civil services. I have always been a bright student but lately my problem of over thinking (EXTREMELY negative thoughts) and overstress has exacerbated to an extent where forget concentrating, I am not even able to form proper sentences while speaking/writing. This has reduced my confidence levels drastically because I was always a good performer at debates and writing competitions in my school days. My father is an alcoholic so I do not share a friendly relationship with him. We hardly talk. I have always been sort of an introvert but now it has become very hard for me to bear with this loneliness as the only person I had in my life hates me now. I think I'm slowly going into severe depression because now that I am not able to study properly, I feel like I will not achieve my goals and all my aspirations will merely remain dreams. I wish I could emphasize more on how tough this has become for me but I fail to explain it to anyone perfectly. I do not want a solution to my problems, I just want my confidence and enthusiasm back so that I can concentrate on my studies and ignore all my problems.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
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I am a 21 year old student currently preparing for civil services. I have always been a bright student but...
Hi Librate user Good to know that you are preparing for civil services exam.to succeed in this exam you need a long term motivation. so it is good to keep yourself motivated at all times by hanging a picture or motivational quotes on your study wall. you should remove all the pressures from your mind and become independent completely.and try to focus only on your goal. Always keep in mind why you are passionate about clearing this exam and start feeling that you are very close to your destination. always remember you are the creater of your own destiny. eat healthy, sleep well, study hard,believe in yourself and achieve your goal. All The Best.
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I am 23 years old boy having problem in stomach. I used to drink a lot and smoke also. Is the health problem causes by the drink? And what is the cure?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
I am 23 years old boy having problem in stomach. I used to drink a lot and smoke also. Is the health problem causes b...
Hello. Drinking alcohol and smoking can lead to many health problems, including that of stomach. A more detailed assessment is required to know about your problem and cure can be given only after understand your problem fully. So kindly see a physician soon.
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How do I cut down on ciggeret's? Is smoking one ciggeret a day harmful for our health? What can I do to stop this habit?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You should not cut down but stop all at once, and yes even one cigarette is harmful for your health.Nicotine gums are just an aid and need not be mandatorily used. You may use nicotine patches if you want any help to curb the physical urge since nicotine is the dependency causing substance in tobacco smoke. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. 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 but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. 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 gums and 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.
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I am 29 male. I have hypothyroid and cholesterol. What are natural ways to get ride of this and how to meditate for stress relieve.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 29 male. I have hypothyroid and cholesterol. What are natural ways to get ride of this and how to meditate for s...
Dear lybreate user, you need to consult a yoga therapist. With the help of a few asanas, and pranayama you might be able to have some control/regulation on your thyroid and cholesterol. Having flax seeds everyday may lower your cholesterol levels. You may consult an ayurvedic doctor for this.
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My husband had suffered from schizophrenia in 1996. He was on treatment for 4 years. There after he recovered. Till date he had no problems. But off late from 27th april the symptoms have emerged. We had visited a psychiatrist, but somehow I am not satisfied with his line of treatment. What must I do?

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, For schizophrenia, psychiatric treatment is a must. Please do consult another psychiatrist if you are not satisfied with the present one. Take care.
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I am unable to concentrate on my studies when I am trying to do so I am unable ro do. My vision goes little bit lo. I masturbate a lot usually 3 to 4 times in a day is this harm my body. Can you please tell me the defects of masturbation and how much this can harm my body? How to get rid from this problem tell me solution.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am unable to concentrate on my studies when I am trying to do so I am unable ro do. My vision goes little bit lo. I...
Masturbation is normal but not the addiction to it. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also do not spend too much time alone, and keep your mind occupied with other interesting things. It will also help to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Worrying abo9ut this alone can cause poor concentration. Try some of the following to improve that: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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I'm a alcoholic person since 10years. I can't live a day without drink any alcohol. How can I leave this thing?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving, called antabuse. It has to be taken regularly and even a minor consumption of alcohol (like in cough syrups), accidentally or otherwise, will lead to reactions, sometimes requiring hospitalization. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Your children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of your habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with the wife and children and whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast.
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I'm 25 year old. I need psychological suggestion. I used to enjoy the life as it goes but nowadays getting hyper. Finding difference in everything. Shouting at people. Hyper bcz I feel people not listening to me wHat I'm saying. I feel nobody cares for me. If somebody cares me I don't want kind of attitude. Frankly don't know what is going on. Fed up with everything and everybody. Can I get any suggestion to overcome this phase.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It seems like you may be more frustrated than you think and not only because people don?t care but also because of the basilar migraines. I do not know what control you have over these attacks and for how long you have been suffering from these headaches but the pain must intolerable over a long period. In that case I strongly suspect that you must be a very angry person and without your awareness a lot of this anger may be coming through in your interactions, language, mannerisms, and actions/behaviors. If you have an open mind to this suggestion kindly meet with a counselor and deal with this anger to feel a lot of change in people?s responses to you. I would myself find it very disturbing to have a chronic pain, and to be able to interact with people without a little of that frustration spilling our inadvertently. Now the moot point is whether the anger preceded the migraines or succeeded them or both. I can almost feel a certainty in my proposal, especially since you are looking for a psychological reason and suggestion. Lybrate.com has video counseling facilities and if you are interested you could contact me on that platform to work out a solution through the counseling approach. In the meantime you may follow some of these suggestions taken from WebMD: ?Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help. That means you need to: ? Get adequate sleep ? Limit your stress ? Exercise daily Diet can also affect migraines. Doing the following may help control your migraines: ? Eating a balanced diet ? Avoiding drugs and alcohol ? Not skipping meals ? Limiting caffeine intake ? Avoiding any foods that have been triggers Some foods thought to be common triggers of migraines include: ? Dairy ? Wheat ? Chocolate ? Eggs ? Rye ? Tomatoes ? Oranges?
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After death of my brother, I am feeling so much depressed and tense .every time I am thinking about him. I loose all my happiness and will for life. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
After death of my brother, I am feeling so much depressed and tense .every time I am thinking about him. I loose all ...
You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. 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 scorching 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 every day and learn to be contented 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 calisthenic 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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I am 16 years old. I read in class 10 but my maths is not good. What should I do for doing better in maths?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Some students require to practice 2 times and some 10 times or some even more. Through practice only one can learn and do better in maths.
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I am a 22 year old male. I have pain in my neck, eyes, ear. My hands shiver a lot. And lately I have also beginning to stammer and fumble a lot. My speech is also slurred. There is pain in my calf when a do any small activity. I have gone to various doctors over the past 2 years, but none of them have cured my symptoms. Some doc said I need a psychiatrist. So I m going to a few psychiatrists and all the psychiatrist tell me that I have different disease. Some doc say I have anxiety disorder, some say I have adhd, some say I have double depression, some say I have compulsive disorder. I m taking a lot of antidepressant over the last 1 year but still no positive effect has been there. I m very stressed now. And I am feeling hopeless and helpless. No doctor can cure my disease or even find out what I am suffering from. I have a feeling doctors are just telling me wrong things and making money. Over the last 2 years I have spent alot of money for my treatment. But no improvement. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I do not have complete symptoms to come to a diagnosis from the brief you have given so far. It will certainly help to meet with a counselor too, or a clinical psychologist who could conduct some psychological tests and help to come to a diagnosis. Apart from that, do regular counseling for the tension you are in currently. Through that interaction, the professional can learn a lot more and give you specific help based on a lot of data. I hope your parents accompany you to fill in information from your childhood and cover any heredity factors that may also be playing a role. In the course of all this I suggest you explore either acupuncture or acupressure: there is a possibility that you could benefit from that. Psychiatrists are not out to make money out of you. If there are confusing symptoms, they have to by trial and error find out what kind of medicine will work on you and how much dosage is required for your condition. As they narrow down to what is called the optimum dose for you, then they can maintain that prescription for long enough to stabilize the brain chemistry. If you change doctors in the interim, you are not giving them adequate time to go through these perfunctory functions.
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Can you tell me some name of medicine which brings some better concentration oor focus during the time if reading.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
As such as there is no such so far Medicine or drugs Do focus one thing at a time and have balanced diet and hyderated Do regular physical activity with breathing exercises for about 20 minutes regularly in stipulated time Avoid stress anxiety Best Wishes
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I had been in a serious condition of backache and smoking habit I stop smoking since last 3 month but whenever I see ciggerate I attract to it what should I do now.

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I had been in a serious condition of backache and smoking habit I stop smoking since last 3 month but whenever I see ...
Hello sir, since you were smoking for so long it becomes an habit and for anyone to break that habit would be difficult so it is just not you who is facing that difficulty. It is really great on your part that you stopped smoking and this craving on seeing a cigarette is common. So for that there are medicines to control that craving along with few counselling could also be given to build up your self-control. And for backache you should first go through physical examination and if those results are clear and shows no medical cause for that pain we can deal with that too. Hope you find my answer useful.
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I just want to know depression can force to a patient to go in mental condition? Sometimes I am feeling very lonely don't want to talk with anybody. Suicide thinking are also came into my mind in several time. What should I do in such timing please suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I just want  to know depression can force to a patient to go in mental condition? Sometimes I am feeling very lonely ...
Depression can lead to suicidal thinking and make you mentally unstable and you need to take antidepressants
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