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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 has started behaving like he does not listen to anyone. He always shouts at my mom with no reasons. He has started stealing the money from our own house. He talks just all senseless. What can be done.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
My father has started behaving like he does not listen to anyone. He always shouts at my mom with no reasons. He has ...
Hello. On the face of it, all these behavioral changes are significant & concerning. They are pointing towards some addiction (alcohol, opium, heroin, smack, marijuana or similar which is evident from stealing money & behavioral changes) or onset of some form of mental illness (which is evident from senseless talks, aggressive behaviors) you should seek psychiatry consultation as soon as possible to help your father recover or you can revert back to me with a detailed description of his behaviors so I can help you further. Good luck.
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I get very depress at exam tym. My hand and legs starts shivering. And my mind goes out of my control I cant perform well. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I get very depress at exam tym. My hand and legs starts shivering. And my mind goes out of my control I cant perform ...
I think you get into a panic mode during the exams and develop the jitters. It is best for you to do deep breathing for a few minutes and you will calm down immediately. There is a good exercise that helps to lower panic immediately: block your closed lips with your index finger and blow tight against your cheeks and hold that breath for some time and then release it. Your heart beat will slow down instantly and you will have a calmer demeanor to approach your exam paper. A lot of the reason may be true because of stress perhaps. But you may work on the following to better improve yourself: 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 or coconut 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 are 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine ancardium orient. 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days and update.
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I get angry very fast or irritated very fast and in back it effects my health. Why I get angry so fast and what can I do to control myself?

MBB, DPM
Psychiatrist, Noida
Some people have low threshold for anger. You need to learn relaxation exercises. It will help u. When angry leave that place, make urself busy, concentrate on something else. It will help you.
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I am a 18 year old student. I am studying in class 12th with science. My problem is I cannot concentrate on my studies and I even cannot memorize them for long time. Suggest me diet and exercise.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello, I can suggest you few really simple to do tricks which can help you study better. 1. Sleep at least 7 consecutive hours at night 2. Do 30 minutes of rope skipping or brisk walking daily 3. Do at least 15 minutes of pranayama or meditation daily 4. Avoid smoking, alcohol & spicy foods at night 5. Study in this format, 30 minutes study followed by 10 minutes break in which you have to walk around or do stationary cycling. Apply these tricks for next 10 days & get back to me for next action plan. Good luck.
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My brother is suffering from mental disorder he behaves in an disorder manner. He will vomit frequently and having high fever kindly give me the solution sir.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
My brother is suffering from mental disorder he behaves in an disorder manner. He will vomit frequently and having hi...
Consult with a normal physician. They will help you to find out the problem first. He need love and care because he is suffering from a health and mental problem. If you want to take any help from us you can contact us.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
Avoiding smoking or use of smokeless tobacco can prevent the developement of oral diseases like periodontis, oral cancer, tooth decay and  gingivitis in your teeth.

Mai kuch bhi padhai karne ke baad jaldi bhul jata hu aur mera memory power bhi bahut kamzor h so 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, memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I noticed that smoke is coming out from my stool and I am having yellow urination from 3-4 months. Even I had black stool in between. So, what does it imply? Is it a serious problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I noticed that smoke is coming out from my stool and I am having yellow urination from 3-4 months. Even I had black s...
You maybe suffering from acute gasteroenteritis. It could be caused by food poisoning or viral or bacterial infection. You need to keep your body hydrated by drinking isotonic fluids like ors. You can take anti diarrhea medicine and anti vomiting medicine. If your symptoms persist, you will need to do blood tests and stool tests. You should take some soups or porridges like rice soup or porridge with added salt to supplement the lost fluid from your body. Natural fruit juices and coconut water is also very good to regain the electrolytes and fluids that are lost due to vomiting and diarrhea.
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My memory power is getting down day by day. I don't know what is happening. Most of the time my mood swings, I am depressed and stressed. I am getting over excited or being calm. I am not able to maintain balance between them. Can you say me the better ways to improve concentration and memory.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu may have depressive illness and medication is needed. Generally CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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As I was informed to. Have nicotex to reduce smoking I started after whats intervals should I take.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Every time when u have craving for smoking... Usually 4-5 times daily ...then gradually reduce it with time once u can handle ur cravings
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Hi sir, I have problem related to remembering any thing for long time. I i am facing this problem previous one year. But before of this one year I was well memory man. So I want opinion to solve this problem.

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, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I read somewhere that anger anxiety stress can darken facial complexion. Before one month someone very close cheated me so badly I was totally disturbed And I was having a mixed feeling anger anxiety but now I realize that I should not waste my precious life for that person. So I want my confidence and Old myself back. I was not dark in complexion but from last One month my face looks so dark and dull I have dark circle also. If it is due to stress or anger than is there anything that could bring me my fare and bright skin back. I don't want any side effects of medicine so I would prefer some homeopathic treatment. please help it is very important for me to GEt my confidence back:)

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
I read somewhere that anger anxiety stress can darken facial complexion. Before one month someone very close cheated ...
Medicines can not bring you confidence back nor can they improve complexion. For you to be happy and fairer you need to make new friends, or meet your old ones again. Talk to your brother or sister about your feelings. Attend some parties. All anger and anxiety will vanish.
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My age is 42. I have a bp 90 and 140 from last five years. Some doctor says it is ok and some says it is on the higher side. I took many precautions to make it down as I walk 30-40 min daily. I drink maximum fluids. I avoid salt. But still it remains the same. Is it harmful. Pls suggest how I can take it down if it is high. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My age is 42. I have a bp 90 and 140 from last five years. Some doctor says it is ok and some says it is on the highe...
Mr. Lybrate-user, ideally bp should be systolic 120 to 130 (when heart is contracting), diastolic 60 to 80 mm hg, (when heart is relaxing. At your age it good to have bp as 130 / 80.131 to 139 and 81 to 89 is considered as prehypertension. So you will have to see that it is closer to 130 / 80 mm hg. One of the most important aspect is to reduce salt intake to just about 3 g a day. Avoid processed foods, deep fried foods and high fat foods.
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addict to masturbation per day 5 times and in a week 10 to 15 times is there any medicine to treat this. He is 22 years boy. unable to concentrate in any thing.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
addict to masturbation per day 5 times and in a week 10 to 15 times is there any medicine to treat this. He is 22 yea...
Masturbation is a very healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Nearly 99% of men and more than 60% of women masturbate. It starts from adolescence and goes on in some people even till death. The pleasure (orgasm) from masturbation is said to be unique from sexual intercourse. In men, most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy. Many equate masturbation/ seminal fluid loss to lack of energy, impotency and so on. Many quacks, religious heads and pseudo healers also propagate the idea that masturbation is a disorder/ and wrongful behavior and instil fear on the mind of innocent men and women (we can see posters in train and bus stand, offering help for this behavior). Consult a psychiatrist, if you have excessive masturbation guilt or compulsive masturbation. Compulsive masturbation is when a person continues with frequent masturbation neglecting his/ her other work like education, job or social obligations. In fact masturbation reduces the sexual tension and helps focus on task at hand better.
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I use forget everything. Suppose I kept something and then afterward I would forget place that where kept my stuff. Pls help. Is there any mental imbalance.

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. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. You could forget the location of items after keeping it somewhere. This is normal and happens with almost everyone. This forgetting happens due to preoccupation with other priorities or obsessive thinking. I suggest online counselling and cognitive behavior therapy. Take care.
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I am having some serious behaviour issues. I can not look at a person decently. When I meet unfamiliar persons I just lower my head. If there is some important conversation going on with teacher at some moment I just start to smile. I can not sit in a class. I pretend that I am serious but after some moment I smile. I can not converse a person and maintain eye contact. I can not behave just as normal person do. I can not walk properly. I do not want to look indecently at people but due to fear it happens. I have become very analytical as well. Please help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am having some serious behaviour issues. I can not look at a person decently. When I meet unfamiliar persons I just...
Hello, tk homoeo medicine: @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day @ five phos 6x-4, tabs, thrice. Please, go for meditation to nourish your entire body including brain to inculcate a confident person from within to face any situation, boldly. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself and to regulate your metabolism. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on time. Ensure sound sleep in d night for at least 7-8 hrs. Avoid, junk food, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, tk care.
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Stress and headache. Necessary pathological tests and found higher cholesterol and less vitamin D3. Please suggest remedy.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Get medication for cholesterol. Please get your sugar and BP checked too. Regarding the stress, you need to learn stress management, which means learning skills to manage and cope with stress better, avoid some activities which are of no consequence to you, looking at stress in different way so that it doesn't stress you out. A counselling psychologist in your city can help you with this. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time 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
I lost somebody close last year and since then very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to consult a psychologist for counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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