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Dr. Ravichandran

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Ravichandran Psychologist, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Ravichandran is one of the best Psychologists in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Ravichandran at Speed Medical Centre Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravichandran on Lybrate.com.

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My father is getting addicted to alcohol. This activity has been increased in last few months. Thought of consulting a doctor.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My father is getting addicted to alcohol. This activity has been increased in last few months. Thought of consulting ...
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. They need to be brought for de addiction which involves You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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I am getting a homosexual feeling. I want to get rid off this garishness. What should I do. I want to lead a normal life With a women.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am getting a homosexual feeling. I want to get rid off this garishness. What should I do. I want to lead a normal l...
Hi I will prescribe you some harmless flower remedy available in homoeo shops mix 4 drops of star of bethlehem = 4 drops of centuary + 4 drops of agrimony + 4 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink once daily before sleeping.
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I am 28 year old I have a problem of high blood pressure My ear is ringing every time and I am loosing my memory day by day and also I am going to very much lazy and felling burden in my head What I do now please treat me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 28 year old I have a problem of high blood pressure My ear is ringing every time and I am loosing my memory day ...
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic mother tincture rauwolfia q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water for your problem of high blood pressure. Also avoid mutton, beef, chicken, ghee, butter etc. Kindly remember that medication to control high blood pressure will affect your sexual performance & it will diminish your sexual power.
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My mother is 60 years old, going through some family disputes and can't seem to cope up with her current situation. She seems depressed and have mentioned suicidal thoughts, what could I do at home to improve her situation, I have tried motivating her but nothing seem to work, please advice.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My mother is 60 years old, going through some family disputes and can't seem to cope up with her current situation. S...
Dear lybrate-user, Please motivate her to seek psychiatric help. Allow her to talk her feelings and give value to her feelings. After consulting the psychiatrist if antidepressant is prescribed, encourage her to take the tablets and counsel her to wait patiently for tablets to work on her brain. It may take 2-3 weeks. Don't ask her to forget family disputes. She too wants to forget - but it comes automatically to her. Please remove sources of harmful suicidal attempts, like tablets, poisons, locked rooms with fan, etc.
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I am a 25 years old from Bangalore I am a drug addicted person I had been using smoke cigerate gutkas pan etc I want to leave everything what medication an procedure should I used.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Addiction is abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I want to avoid smoking and tobacco even I tried but I am facing so any procedure or tablets to avoid smoking. If there then please help 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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I am a 48 years old male & I am suffering from depression & anxiety from so many years, due to which my personal life is being affected so much, please advice.

M.Phil - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
You need to talk about your stresses to someone and also seek help from psychologist if you can' t share your problem with any one if required medicines may be prescribed by a psychiatrist.
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Sir my age is 22. My problem is like this. (1)- I have always fear specially in night that something will happen wrong with me or with my family member, it is happening from last one month. (2)-I fell tightness in my chest ,when I wake up early in the morning and chest becomes normal after walking or some exercise, it is happening from last one year. (3)-I have also constipation and little bit gas. Sir please suggest me is this a big problem. L have fear of heart disease or heart attack.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Sir my age is 22. My problem is like this.
(1)- I have always fear specially in night that something will happen wron...
Good Morning ~ Fear is not an uncommon feature in anxiety problems and will usually result in inability to maintain normal physiological functions like sleep and daytime daily routine activities. If the problem is occurring for the last one year and has recently worsened, I will certainly be able to help you with medications and you need to book an appointment with the undersigned as soon as possible. I hope you have had a cardiac investigation done to rule out any cardiac issues.
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18year old my penis size is 11cm only he is very tensioned about life after marriage. Is that enough size. He saying that can not have a baby.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
18year old my penis size is 11cm only he is very tensioned about life after marriage. Is that enough size. He saying ...
Dear, the size of your penis is normal & the thought of not having baby due to penis size is a myth & completely wrong. Do not think about the size & be focused on your studies & goals of your life.
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Due to the break up my friend is depressed she do not take her diet properly and becoming Insomniac.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Due to the break up my friend is depressed she do not take her diet properly and becoming Insomniac.
What I can say you only is that this is not end of the world. We have to come across many failures in life. Life is very harsh but a true human being is that who make these failures his power and makes history. Make her realise her mistake and this you can do by a pure mind and hard work. Do not have a grudge against her in mind and think that god has some other more important work for you. These failures always teach us and I am sure you must have got a lesson by this breakup. Fix that lesson in your mind and move forward as if nothing had happened. Myself is a homoeopathic doctor and I will recommend you following homoeopathic medicine to take alongwith ignatia amara 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops every 3rd day--- passiflora -q (dr reckeweg) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water daily night--------------------- report me after 1 week---------------
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I am young student of studying inter 2nd year and I can't be weight as much as my height (5.11) but my weight is just 49. How to increase weight.

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
I am young student of studying inter 2nd year and I can't be weight as much as my height (5.11) but my weight is just...
Dear lybrate user. Please do not worry about your weight. If you start worrying about your weight, it will further worsen. I suggest you to take enough nutrient rich food. Include two servings of fruits in daily diet. Exercise well and eat according to your appetite. Don't over eat. Be happy. Automatically you ill gain weight.
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Dr. I always think about girls boobs and think that I also have it. I think to watch porn videos and whenever I stop it my mind become so irritable and I start feeling irritable, pain occur in my mind whenever I don't watch porn video. How I can leave these things? Is it right to leave these things suddenly or slowly slowly leave these things. Please suggest me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dr. I always think about girls boobs and think that I also have it. I think to watch porn videos and whenever I stop ...
In your age preoccupation about girl boobs and porn is very much common. But if these thoughts come so frequently to impair your day to day functioning in a significant manner, I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist for remedy. It would be dramatic and relieving. All the best.
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I am 16 year old male and I find problem in speaking, I don't speak words incorrect but I stop in between I slutterWhat to do for this?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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What is the best way to quit smoking? By reducing No. Of cigerrates and slowly leaving it or just stop smoking completely?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. 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 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 heartbeat 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 chew 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I have become very lazy and sleepy. I have to study hard but not feel to do so. What should I do. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have become very lazy and sleepy. I have to study hard but not feel to do so. What should I do. Please help.
At this age, the experience is significant for some unresolved feelings from childhood. Apart from that it is possible that you are going through a spurt in your growth hormone. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 write this for my daughter. She is 23 years old and studying m. Tech staying in a hostel. Her problem is anxiety and fear. Exam, interview or any project matters comes up, her hearts start beating, no sleep, anxiety what not all. However, she is good in studies. In one of the interviews, she performed well in aptitude test but on face to face interview, she could'not utter a single word because no sound was coming out, whole body and hands were shivering etc. Other problem is she wants perfectness in all matters. When she hears about project work, her hearts starts beating till the work is over. Any medicine to overcome this unwanted fear and face the interviews etc. Like other students. Please assist.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I write this for my daughter. She is 23 years old and studying m. Tech staying in a hostel. Her problem is anxiety an...
This is all stress and worries of life. She is having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask her to read this. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u. You may consult me.
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Some time I feel better and some time I feel very sad & some time I feel that I am alone in world. I don't get concentration . Avery time I viewing my mind.How can I get fully confidence ? Have you a any medicine to take without any side effects?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi sir, take lyc 200 twice day for 5 days inform me progress after 10 days for further rx take care thanks.
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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?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
It happens to almost everyone and you have to come out of this tragedy all alone--------nobody I there to help you------------early you come out of this, more better it will be for you------------keeping to yourself will end up nowhere but try to follow the steps of that soul and the departed soul will only be happy if you are happy and for that you will have to come out aggressively and work even harder to be a better person in life ---------to achieve this my homoeopathic medicines will help you in this crucial time------- homoeopathic medicine---------------- alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily----------------------- passiflora q (wilmar schwabe india) drink 30 drops daily night 30 minutes before sleep in 20 ml fresh water ----------------------- report after 15 days-------------------- do bramari pranayam daily for 15 minutes.
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During meditation should I close my eyes, on what picture should I concentrate my mind. Or Should I concentrate on a point on wall or chart?

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
During meditation should I close my eyes, on what picture should I concentrate my mind. Or Should I concentrate on a ...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. During meditation you should close your eyes. You should concentrate within your body like heart beats, ups and downs of stomach or lungs etc. Learn meditation from a master. Take care.
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