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Dr. Ravichandran

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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 has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 36 years of experience on You can find Psychologists 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 am in the habit of smoking and due to which I tired soon when I run or play so please help me to leave this habit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells and this will lead to easy exhaustion, fatigue, poor stamina and tiredness. You must quit immediately. 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 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.
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Last month I got periods again after 14 days counting day one as first day. And this time it was for 10 days. 3/4 days Before commencement I used to get pinching pain only I the tip of my breasts. It went away after the period started those ended on 6th march. Again I M getting pain in the tips. Some times its really bad, I have to hold them, rub gently, press lightly for few mins. It's more on one side. FYI I am going through a lot of stress. Stress beyond my capabilities. Nowadays. Financial crises, no mediclaim. Is it due to that.. Or is this Menopause. Please help. Pleaaassseee.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Last month I got periods again after 14 days counting day one as first day. And this time it was for 10 days. 3/4 day...
Irregualr menses durin 43 years age is common because of perimenopause. During this phase hormones are on decline and along with stress menses can come like this. Brest pain is also suggestive of hormonal disturbance. As it is happening more than once you should get ultrasound done and pap test to find out the exact cause and accordingly it can be treated.
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Sir, how can I control my smoking habit. I tried a lot to quit but cant. Please advice.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hi, What are the problems faced by you when you stop smoking? You concentrate on those issues and try to overcome those.
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I am married but I always see other women doing sex with me in my dreams. I don't want to think but it keep going in my mind in day time also. Some time it be about a woman who is in my close relation. Normally I never think to do so. I feel very bad. Please advise how can I get rid from this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am married but I always see other women doing sex with me in my dreams. I don't want to think but it keep going in ...
These fantasies are common in men and you have to get mind control and be sensible. Meditation and yoga will help you get mind control.
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How can I prepare my voice soft and sweet, what type of foods are disturb my vocal/voice?

General Physician, Gurgaon
spicy/sour/ refrigerated food disturb voice Shouting/ anger also disturb voice You can make your voice sweet by thinking good thought and by going practice for music regularly, Meditation can also help in this Consult me for further management
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Hi doctor, I am a 13 years old girl. I always get angry with everybody when someone shouts at me or scold me. I always get angry for silly reasons and I can't control my anger at that time. What will I do for it? how will I control my anger?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You don?t have to control your anger; you must learn to express it properly. However, there may be a problem with how angry you get and for small reasons too. Since you are already displaying so much anger at such an early age, it indicates that there was something that had happened in your early childhood, including prenatal life, which is contributing to this situation. Your mom will know what that is all about, and equipped with that information meet with a counselor soon. When such signs come in early adolescence, it is advisable to take care of it promptly. In fact it will be easier to work on it now than later when the anger behavior will be too entrenched to remove easily. In the meantime go for regular and vigorous exercise daily, preferably the aerobic kind. Also you must introspect whether you are actually scared but choosing to act angry because it is a power feeling compared to being in fear. In that case you need to handle the fear and not the anger and your problems will cease to trouble you. Even so you must then find out about why there is so much fear in your life at this stage.
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I am working in my own shop and I smoke daily 9-10 cigarettes and I want to quiet smoking asap.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
You should take nicotine chewable gums or tablets when ever you need to smoke. Over few weeks you will be able to quit smoking.
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From last 2 month I am suffering from hysteria randamly time, after taking smell of onian getting well (healthy. So what I need to take care for 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
From last 2 month I am suffering from hysteria randamly time, after taking smell of onian getting well (healthy. So w...
Dear, hysteria, in its colloquial use, describes unmanageable emotional excesses. The fear can be centered on a body part, or most commonly, on an imagined problem with that body part. Disease is a common complaint; see also body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis. Please post a private question with every possible symptoms you are facing. Let me diagnose your type of anxiety disorder and then I shall suggest management tips. Take care.
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I am 25 years old I can't concentrate what the. People says I just concentrate for an min suddenly my concentrate goes out. What should I do it.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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Stress and infertility

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
Stress and infertility

It is not clear how exactly stress impacts fertility. It is not known whether high levels of stress can prevent pregnancy or affect a woman's chance of conceiving. We do know that reducing stress provides a better quality of life during times of intense personal challenge. 

What is stress? 

Stress is often defined as an event that a person sees/ feels is threatening. In order to protect itself, the body responds with a fight or flight response. How can stress impact a fertility patient? sometimes, infertility patients respond to the stress of being unable to conceive by aggressively pursuing treatment and procedures. Other patients withdraw and isolate from family, friends, and community. Neither of these extremes is ideal for patients who seek to treat their infertility and build a family. 

How can I reduce my stress? 

Having less stress in your life while pursuing fertility treatment may not, in and of itself, result in a pregnancy. However, developing better coping strategies to manage stress related to an infertility diagnosis and treatment can help you feel more in control and improve your overall well-being. 

It has been shown that stress does interfere with making rational and well-thought-out decisions. Reducing stress can allow patients to research, explore, and consider all the options available with a clearer mindset. By reducing stress, the pros and cons of one treatment course over another can be more effectively weighed and considered. 

Reduced stress is good for your health. While no one expects patients to approach fertility treatment stress free, finding ways to minimize stress while pursuing treatment can help. It is helpful for patients to look for ways to reduce the burden of infertility treatments and medical protocols. 

There are many stress-reducing techniques; some of the more popular methods recommended to fertility patients are: 


aerobic exercise (may be reduced during treatment) 

collaboration with experts in stress reduction 

guided imagery 


listening to music 

massage therapy


mind-body groups 


progressive muscle relaxation 

psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy 

self-help books

support/educational groups 





How can I help my friend/loved one? 

Friends and loved ones are facing a challenge. Telling patients to be less stressed can make them feel more responsible for causing their own infertility and feel blamed. Telling someone to relax can cause greater stress. However, asking how couples/friends are doing and suggesting concrete and pragmatic ways to reduce stress will enhance quality of life and give the patient back some sense of control. For many struggling with infertility, just having friends/loved ones available for listening is greatly appreciated. 

The goal of stress reduction is to minimize, not eliminate stress, by finding the technique that serves the patient's needs the best.

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I feel relax of all stress when I take little bit alcohol before dinner. Is it good for me.

Psychiatrist, Nagpur
No not at all, later on it might cause dependence to alcohol, consult psychiatrist in person to deal with your stress.
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Recently I am concerned about my Violence. I am feeling fearful in darkness. Even in my room I can't stay alone. Every time I feel someone is behind me. Before 6 months it didn't happen. Now unusually my activity is going to be violent enough. Beaten my BoyFriend every time we met. I am extremely Jealous about other girls who talk to my boyfriend. I cannot forget past incidents. Constantly Brooding since 6 months. Please suggest me a way of cure.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Recently I am concerned about my Violence. I am feeling fearful in darkness. Even in my room I can't stay alone. Ever...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of holly + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen + 3 drops of vine. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night (same dose.).
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Dear Sir/Mam, My age is now 20 and my problem is that I want to fat and healthy but still after eating so much food I am slim. Frankly speaking, I had a very bad habit of eating gutkha. I mean to say Vimal Pan Masala. Thats oll. I will very helpful if you give me some good way of becoming fat in few days.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Dear Sir/Mam,
My age is now 20 and my problem is that I want to fat and healthy but still after eating so much food I...
Hii, Ok,it means u r addicted of Gutkha.If u want to increase your weight then first thing u need to do to quit the addiction of Gutkha.B'caz due to that ur appetite will decrease day by day,create lots of health issues .So plz first stop gutkha completely. Best luck,have a nice day. Thank you..
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I am a patient of DM, IHD, PPM, HTN. taking regular medicines. What will be my ideal diet? My age is 72 years.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a patient of DM, IHD, PPM, HTN. taking regular medicines. What will be my ideal diet? My age is 72 years.
I hope every condition is under control. Ideal diet is not according to charts. You eat according to your constitution without comparing with others. No sugar or sweets, no bad fats, only good fats like a spoon of pure ghee/ butter and a katori of assorted nuts. Minimal salts and no packaged food as it contains lots of salt, being a preservative. Lemon juice with honey but cut down on other calories (just 30 cals in a spoon of honey) it helps to burn the fat and sugar. Fruits like guava, orange, apple can be had. Exercise like walking also burns sugar and fats.
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My depression has been cured with lithium oratate supplement that I ordered from amazon. I do not feel any sideeffect. I heard lithium carbonate has sideeffects and it should be prescribed whereas lithium oratate has no such side effect. I want to ask whether lithium oratate is good to take in long run?

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My depression has been cured with lithium oratate supplement that I ordered from amazon. I do not feel any sideeffect...
Dear Sahil, i do not have any experience of prescribing lithium oratate. You have to take it in the long run only, for few specific diagnostic disorders. In those disorders, the benefit outweighs the risk of side effect. Just because it is safer than lithium carbonate should not be the reason for taking it in long run.
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How to convince a friend who is going through a bipolar disorder but does not want to see a counsellor or doctor but at the same time thinking of just taking anti depressant medication?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
How to convince a friend who is going through a bipolar disorder but does not want to see a counsellor or doctor but ...
Hello Lybrate User. Helping someone with bipolar can be challenging because understanding the symptoms of bipolar and helping someone else notice the changes in themselves is a delicate endeavor: Come from a place of love. If you are sure that you want to undertake this task consider the best method to receive the best results. The approach you take to the situation will influence everything that follows. Blurting out “You’re bipolar!” at Thanksgiving is not going to be well received and will only lessen your credibility in the future. Maintaining a strong relationship will enable your message to be accepted. Watch for symptoms. If you have been noticing troubling signs and symptoms, write them down. Gathering a base of information will assist you in presenting a compelling case later. Look for changes in mood, energy levels, sleep, decision-making, risk taking and track what you see. Know the criteria. Often, people have misconceptions about what bipolar disorder is and how it operates. Someone being happy one minute and sad the next does not mean they have bipolar disorder. Generally, bipolar disorder means that someone has met the criteria for a manic episode as well as a depressive episode. A manic episode is a week-long period where someone has symptoms including decreased need for sleep, increased energy, inflated self-esteem and increase in risky behavior. A depressive episode is a two week period of low mood, low energy, sleep/ appetite changes and other symptoms. Someone with bipolar tends to switch between depressive and manic episodes with periods of calm in between. Encourage treatment. Do you hold an advanced degree in counseling or psychiatry? If the answer is no, leave the therapy to the professionals. The best advice you can give your loved one is to seek out treatment. People with bipolar disorder typically benefit from a combination of medication and therapy. Tell them your concerns and how you think treatment would benefit them. Let them know you care and would be willing to attend appointments to increase their comfort. If they disagree, give them space. Therapy only works on the willing. Thank you.
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I'm a singer. But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like before. Throat get irritate or burn. When I take high notes or low pitch. Plzz suggest me to improve ma voice quality. AM so tensed.

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I'm a singer.
But in the summer got d habit of drinking lots of cold water makes ma voice harsh and can't sing like b...
Steam inhalation. Voice rest. No singing, shouting, whispering. Do this for 1 week and review. No gargling, no cold water. Tab vitamin c once a day hope this helps.
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I am a college student. I have recently developed an urge for smoking. I smoke 4 cigarettes a day. But the fact is I still have control over myself and I want to discontinue it. Little bit of guidance and suggestion would surely benefit me to quit smoking now as I believe in the latter stages it's might turn into dire consequences if I keep smoking. Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel really happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that habitual smoking is an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of habitual smoking but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so.But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction. 1Tishya,this Is the age to relish your time,your age,free from all tensions just enjoying your Parents luxuries but you opted the other way,putting yourself into the darkness of fumes,Smoking . 3. Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. I suggest you to join a SUPPORT GROUP of people who have quit smoking by hearing their experiences with you. 4..You can quit. All you need is the proper motivation. Maybe a visit to a pulmonary clinic might help. Take a long look around at the people in the lobby. Many of them are like you (and me), they smoked for years and always had the excuse that it was just too hard to quit. Just think, if you keep lighting up, you can end up just like them. If you really want an eye-opener, go to a hospital and volunteer your services for a month or so. Every time you light up a cigarette, you get one step closer to that for an end. Be strong. You can beat this habit just like millions of people do every year. You just need a stronger reason to quit - at least a stronger reason that the one you use to defend your smoking. Good luck. I know what it feels like to be on both sides of this thing. 5.. It's important for you to reprioritize your spare time that would have been spent smoking. Try a new hobby, get out and & walk/exercise, read ... anything. Remember that cravings only last a couple of minutes. Myself is a homoeopathic doctor and I can also suggest you medcines which can help you quitting this habit but I think you have that guts to quit this habit on your own and if you still feels like to start a medicine then consult me.
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