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Dr. Rishi

Psychiatrist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Rishi Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Rishi is a popular Psychiatrist in Egmore, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Global Stress Management & Research centre in Egmore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rishi on Lybrate.com.

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Is there any medical test for anxiety disorder?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist
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Dear . There is no medical test to determine anxiety. But there is psychological tests available. But you must understand Stress and anxiety is part of everyday life. In fact they are defense mechanism of body with which body is able to tackle threatening situation. So you cannot cure both of them. You learn to manage them. Psychotherapy techniques, yoga, meditation, breathing exercises etc will be of immense help to you. You may ask a private question to me with all details and some examples. I will provide you tailor made therapy suitable for you. Take care.

How I can quit smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Congrats for your desire to quit smoking. It is now important that you actually do it and persevere with it. When you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. I guess you know all the harm cigarettes do to your system, which is why I suppose you are seeking to quit. But now you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. 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, for a little while. 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 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. It does give you a feeling of false security as long as the effect of nicotine, in particular, is in your system. But when it wears off, the insecurity returns, sometimes with a vengeance.

I have problem of constipation. And need a smoke to freshen myself in morning which has affected my health badly. I feel like spitting after having lunch and makes me uncomfortable at times. Problem of constipation has given me enough troubles.

MD - Medicine, Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I have problem of constipation. And need a smoke to freshen myself in morning which has affected my health badly. I f...
Hello there, 1) your suffering due to chronic constipation problem. 2) now you are developing further complications of constipation. 3) smoking will also further increase you constipation problem & also develop complications like high bp, lung diseases, acidity, gas, indigestion, ulcer & cancer of mouth-lung -food pipe - alimentary canal - rectum. Consult for further proper management.

I am in my first year of engineering. I am staying in a hostel far from my parents. I do visit my home very frequently but even then I get homesick very soon. I am unable to concentrate on studies due. To homesickness.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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You are in a very dicey stage in your life and it has to do with the hormonal spurt in testosterone, the male sex hormone, which has a duration of two years. Due to this chemical alone there are three identified features that present itself over which you will have poor control: you will be sexually active, aggressive and rebellious, and you will have acne and pimple problems. Then if you have unresolved childhood issues, they will compound the situation and fuel uncontrolled behavior. Please remember that you may not be aware of all this. You are still dependent on your family which means that you are finding it hard to cut the apron strings from your family. There may be reasons for that and you should explore that with a counselor soon. This separation is something you will get used to and over time you will enjoy the independence. You should make new friends and and socialize a lot and you will get close to someone who will make up the absence of your family. Group study is one way to kill two birds at one time: deal with the loneliness and help you with your studies! If you get into all the activities of the college and hostel you will make a lot of friends and someone will become so close to you that you will then feel at home away from home!!!

My 11 year old child suffering from stammering, since last 7 years. He can talk clearly with his friends but he is not wconfident when he meets a stranger. He hesitates in doing more conversation any one. What can we do?

Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (M.A.S.L.P.), Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist
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Contact a speech-language pathologist nearby your place.They can help you after assessing your child.

He is addictive of cigarette and he was trying to drop but he can't tell if there is any solution.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hi. Give homoeopathic medicine which will help him to get rid of him habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. After a month, report back to me.

Dear sir, my brother suffering from parkinson's decease from past 7 years, we tried hard for treatment but no treatment in english medicine. His hand is continuously shaking. Is there any treatment. Please provide details. How and where it can be treated.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist
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I feel the dosage has to be adjusted. If you mention the medicines he is taking, one can suggest the remedy..

Doctor I am studying in class 12 so please tell me how can I improve my concentration power and how can I sharp my memory.

MBBS
General Physician
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I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months.

She is suffering from knee pain, in winter time her body so much pain due to less calcium and she have authorities problem and many time her knee, bone so much pain and she is weak. So what should I do for her to recover her health. Please tell me. Thanking you. I am her husband.

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She is suffering from knee pain, in winter time her body so much pain due to less calcium and she have authorities pr...
For calcium deficiencies you need to give her calcium supplements. Also check her vitamin d level. For knee arthritis pain a heating pad or cold pack can feel really good on achy joints. Use whichever one feels better unless you have an injury, in which case cold is best for the first couple of days. You can apply cold or heat several times a day. Just remember to cover the cold pack with a towel and keep your heating pad at a low setting to avoid burning your skin. Whether you use heat or cold, remove it after 20 to 30 minutes. Physical activity is essential for people with osteoarthritis, whether it means walking around your apartment. Activities that cause pain should be avoided temporarily. -if the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities you should avoid until knee pain and swelling resolve: squatting kneeling twisting and pivoting see a physiotherapist for stretching and strengthening exercises of leg muscles. Best wishes.

Sir. I am 28 year old. Me pichhle 2 saal se bidi pine ka aadi hu. Kaafi koshish Karne k baad bhi me is aadat se pichha nahi chuda paa raha hu. Me 1 din me karib 30-35 bidi p jaata hu. Band karate hi body me Ethan hone lagti hai. Pet me gas or seene me dard hone lagta hai. Esa karib 2-4 ghante baad hi hone lagta hai. Please help me.( Habit of smoking Beedi, usually smoke 30-35 in a day, pain in chest, gas after leaving beedi 3-4 hours)

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Stop smoking beedi. You may start on nicotine patch/ chew gum Nicorette. Best is stop all and can take medication like Bupropion XR 150 mg after checking ECG and Other tests.

Hey. Since last year I've been suffering from short memory. I've been taking tablets (omega3 and Himalaya mentat) but what is the reason for me having short memory? It is affecting me because I am a student and sometimes I do not have the money to continuously buy tablets! I don't mind buying them but can I at least know the reasons why this is happening?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist
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Hey. Since last year I've been suffering from short memory. I've been taking tablets (omega3 and Himalaya mentat) but...
Age related memory loss As everyone gets older it becomes more difficult to remember things, especially if one is getting over 60 years of age. This is because like other parts of the body, the brain also changes with age. How? Here’s how. Parts of the brain that handle cognitive functions, learning, memory, and planning shrink with age. Neurons (nerve cells) in the brain stop communicating efficiently. This is of course a gradual process. Arteries narrow with age and new blood vessels stop forming, so less blood reaches the brain thus slowing down its activity. Plaques may form that block communication between the neurons. Inflammation in the brain increases. Damage by free radicals increase as the brain ages. However, recent studies have indicated that the aging brain actually improves in certain areas such as vocabulary and other verbal forms. Another interesting finding is that the brain continues to develop new neurons even late in life. So essential communications can still be maintained through these neurons. Mild cognitive impairment Other common causes of memory loss include – Depression: Some people with depression may have slowed down thinking and mental abilities. Other symptoms could be – Low mood most of the time, irritability Insomnia Poor appetite Difficulty with affection Loss of interest in life, poor motivation, sadness, guilt Tiredness Medication: Certain medication too could cause memory loss or forgetfulness. This condition however improves once the medication is stopped. Anti-anxiety drugs – Alprazolam, diazepam, temazepam, chlordiazepoxide, etc. Cholesterol lowering drugs (Statins) – Atorvastatin, lovastatin, fluvastatin, etc. Antiseizure drugs – Acetazolamide, carbamazepine, ezogabine, gabapentin, etc. Antidepressants – Amitriptyline, clomipramine, doxepin, imipramine, etc. Painkillers – Fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, etc. Hypertension drugs – Beta blockers such as atenolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, propranolol, etc. Sleeping aids – Eszopiclone, zaleplon, etc. Dopamine agonists to treat Parkinson’s disease, certain pituitary tumors, and sometimes restless legs syndrome. Antihistamines – Brompheniramine, carbinoxamine, chlorpheniramine, clemastine, etc. Incontinence drugs – Oxybutynin (Oxytrol), darifenacin, etc. Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions can directly affect the way brain functions. Some of these conditions are – Stress and anxiety Underactive thyroid, in which the thyroid gland does not produce sufficient hormones Subarachnoid haemorrhage, that is, bleeding in the brain Vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency Transient global amnesia in which there is a sudden episode of memory loss that cannot be recalled afterwards Brain tumour Alcohol misuse Dementia and the various types of dementia Dementia is perhaps the most severe of the memory problems that affects your daily life. It usually occurs in people who are over 65 years of age. Dementia is actually not a disease but a syndrome that consists of loss of functions involving memory, thinking speed and reasoning. Symptoms of dementia include – Forgetting recent events Difficulty remembering names and places Asking questions repetitively Becoming confused in unfamiliar environments Difficulty planning and organizing Difficulty in verbal skills Changes in personality and mood Depression Dementia can be caused by all the above mentioned causes plus 60 different illness, but the primary and most common cause is the Alzheimer’s disease which account for 50 to 60 percent of dementia cases. I hope this helps.

Hi doctors I am 25 year old girl I dont know what exactly is happening with me I am in a relationship by the grace of allah he is very loyal to me but I always think that he is cheating on me when he says he is going ofc I start doubting on him for pruf I ask him to give pics of himself when he says he is going out with friends I start thinking is he is telling truth I calls him randnmly throughout day just to chck whtr he picks up my calls or not but he does pick my calls evrytime but still I cant get out of this problem.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Relationships should be built by trust, if you are not able to trust your partner and are in a constant insecurity the relationship will not grow. You need to understand from where this insecurity is coming to you, you need to get yourself evaluated so that a proper understanding of your insecurity can be got and adequate advice can be given

From last many year am suffering from a problem that some words stuck into my mouth while speaking I went blank I know I am suffering from some thing what is that I do not know.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist
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It appears like a social anxiety or performance anxiety. Kindly try the following: 1. Write down your thoughts and while alone, stand in front of a mirror, and slowly read it aloud or imagine that you are talking to your friend/colleague, stand in front of the mirror and say the casual dialogues that you will have with your friend, colleague. 2. Check with yourself what kind of words do you get get stuck at? are they" names" places" or are these words difficult to pronounce? write it on a paper and while alone read these words loudly. 3. Please understand that we all make mistakes. So please allow yourself to make mistakes. Try to improve upon your speaking skills and every time you notice some progress in yourself, pat yourself or reward yourself. 4. You can overcome this with more and more practice. Practice different dialogues, when you are alone, you will gain confidence by doing this. 5. Have realistic expectations from yourself. We all are good at some skills, not good at some skills. Focus on your good points and skills. You need encouragement and support. Try to be with people who will understand and appreciate your efforts. Best of luck.

My friend x ray shows his growth plate is closed (epylipsyl plate) has closed but he is only 21 years male. Can he grow upto 25 with any homeopathic medicine. Please explain.

MBBS
General Physician
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Normaly he will grow Go for jogging daily early in the morning Have home made fresh food rich in proteins Take milk with cow ghee Re Consult me on lybrate after 1mth

I am 36 years old male & become a regular addicted from cough codin syrup since last 5 years as per day by day basis & right now I want to give-up this harmful habit as soon as possible, please. Assist me HOW IT CAN BE POSSIBLE?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I am 36 years old male & become a regular addicted from cough codin syrup since last 5 years as per day by day basis ...
Codeine addiction is worsened by increasing tolerance levels for the drug. If you are having a serious addiction and you cannot quit its use, you will have to admit yourself to a rehabilitation center and go through their program for a complete recovery. This type of treatment is ideal because it takes you away from the influences of people and circumstances that you have gotten conditioned to and will make it easier in a different geographical location. When you come out of the center you must continue with addiction counseling for three years at least before being free of the enslavement. You will also need to attend NA meetings regularly and get a lot of support from other users who are also recovering. You will need to make some lifestyle changes and work on the stress that is normally the reason most youngsters get addicted to codeine. There is also the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factors, and the script issue that has to be worked upon with the counselor. You will need to start regular vigorous exercise, sleep well, and start on a healthy diet. You must follow a tight time schedule with interesting and productive activities. The counselor will also teach you new ways of finding joy without the use of chemicals. You should socialize with people, join new groups, attend conferences, meetings, seminars etc. to be involved with other important activities in your neighborhood. You will need to go for a thorough medical checkup and determine that there was no serious damage to your body because of the abuse.

Main 23 years ki hu. Main competition exam ki preparing kar rahi hu like RAS, IAS.lekin jab me padhti hu tab mujhse tension hoti h or thodi der bhi nhi padh sakti. Padhte time aisa lagta hai ki kahi bhaag jau. Please mujhe kuch solution batayein.Please tell.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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Main 23 years ki   hu. Main competition exam ki preparing kar rahi hu like RAS, IAS.lekin jab me padhti hu tab mujhse...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This will help with your concern.

Hi my friend has shared his problem with me. He is a porn addictive and masturbate daily while watching porn. He is getting married in 2 months and he is very scared. He is unable to quit this habit. Feels pain in penis after masturbation. He is afraid that he will not be able to have better sex life and thinks that he will not be able to satisfy his partner and himself. He is not getting proper erection and also feels that his penis sensitive has decreased a lot. This is affecting his social and personal life. He is closed to 30 years now. He is also being treated for insomnia which has started almost 16 months back. He has to take a sleeping pill every night before going to bed as directed by neurologist. Please help and advise. Thanks.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
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Hi my friend has shared his problem with me. He is a porn addictive and masturbate daily while watching porn. He is g...
Hi, It's not about how often you masturbate, it's about how it affects your life. If you think about it constantly, avoid activities so you can masturbate instead, or chafe your genitals, it's become a problem. But if you can fit your masturbation into a healthy life, there's no limit you need to stay under. Here are few things he can do: Do exercise daily in the evening, this will make you tired at night. And since masturbation is often done at night, so when you are exhausted, you will give preference to sleep not to masturbation. Avoid sitting on your bed. Use a table/chair, and always sit with other people. When the urge is very intense take a cold shower! It is not only shown to calm the mind but have many other benefits to overall health and energy. Think about your family or anyone else and if they were watching you. When you feel the need to masturbate, take a brisk walk or jog. Always try to occupy yourself when the urge arises. Exercise more and get out of the house. This is a great way to take your mind off everything. Motivate yourself by reminding yourself that abstaining will increase sexual performance, because if you don't do it as much you will have more energy and be more easily aroused when you have sex with someone, whoever it may be, and also you will have a stronger orgasm since you are less desensitized to the feeling. For optimum hormone levels, keep masturbation to no more than once a week. Studies in men have shown that not masturbating for up to a week slightly increases testosterone, after this it goes back down. Take your mind off it with (non-sexual) music. Set tiny goals for yourself, start with going three days clean, the third day is the speed bump, get past that and you know that you're committed. Then go a week, then 10 days, then two weeks, then 17 days, etc. Try fasting. Abstain from food or drink in a few hours everyday can distract your mind from sexual urge. Fasting will also act as a diet from stimulating food or drink for a certain period. If you do it regularly you will have better control upon your urge. Not to worry is must. If he keeps worrying about his performance he will have performance anxiety and not perform well as a result of anxiety which will reinforce his belief. Tell him to start doing some meditation and be in control of his thoughts and anxiety. consult for query

My mother having age 70 yrs is suffering from mental disorder since last 30 yrs and taking medicines 1. Sizodon-2 and 2. Largatil on daily basis. Please suggest is there any treatment for recovery from the mental disorder. If any day she missed to take the medicine she feels wakefulness and talking like unwanted subject.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
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Please give her following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.

I panic whenever somebody give me some task. How to overcome that panic so I concentrate on the task.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hello, take Gelsemium 200 Ch , 5 drops once in a week for 1 month. Take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.

I am a 25 old female. I feel like I am depressed and feel anxious at times in everyday life situations. Is this normal or should I seek help?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I am a 25 old female. I feel like I am depressed and feel anxious at times in everyday life situations. Is this norma...
You should seek help, if the naxiety and depression are within normal limits or mild, you will be evaluated and given CBT (Cognitive behavior therapy), if moderate or severe a course of medications followed by CBT. Consult a psychiatrist, all the best.
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