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Dr. S. Rajagopal

Psychiatrist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. S. Rajagopal Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. S. Rajagopal is a trusted Psychiatrist in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr. S. Rajagopal@Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S. Rajagopal on Lybrate.com.

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I am 20year old man and I am not concentrate on study for last few days when I want to ready mind is upset what can I do for this please give me some suggestions about it.

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
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Dear lybrate user, take anacardium200x once a week. Chestnut bud, scleranthus, and walnut, these are bach remedies to enhance your concentration's.
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I am getting so angry suddenly how could I control.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist,
Hello . What is making you to become more angry? and when you are angry before acting start counting from 1 to 100 and then act.
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O I am too much depressed so kindly help me sort my problem I shall be very thankfully.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
O I am too much depressed so kindly help me sort my problem I shall be very thankfully.
Hi, I understand your situation. I would like to know about the stress in your life in detail. whether something is making depression worse or is causing the depression. eat healthy: Don’t skip meals. Going too long between meals can make you feel irritable and tired, so aim to eat something at least every three to four hours. Minimize sugar and refined carbs. You may crave sugary snacks, baked goods, or comfort foods such as pasta or French fries, but these “feel-good” foods quickly lead to a crash in mood and energy. Focus on complex carbohydrates. Foods such as baked potatoes, whole-wheat pasta, oatmeal, and whole grain breads can boost serotonin levels without a crash. Boost your B vitamins. Deficiencies in B vitamins such as folic acid and B-12 can trigger depression. To get more, take a B-complex vitamin supplement or eat more citrus fruit, leafy greens, beans, chicken, and eggs. 2)Push yourself to do things, even when you don’t feel like it. You might be surprised at how much better you feel once you’re out in the world. Even if your depression doesn’t lift immediately, you’ll gradually feel more upbeat and energetic as you make time for fun activities. 3) Practice relaxation techniques. A daily relaxation practice can help relieve symptoms of depression, reduce stress, and boost feelings of joy and well-being. Try yoga, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation. For any problem in your life which is causing stress. consult me. Don't worry you will be better. After analyzing the severity of your depression or situation, it can be clearer if you need medication or not.
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Hi I wnt to know about censor and also whichtypeof censor done by eating tobacco. And how to realas this is a censor?

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 think you are asking about cancer. Smoking can cause, mouth, throat and lung cancer. Please quit smoking. Take care.
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How Do Drugs/Alcohol Hijack Our Kids?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How Do Drugs/Alcohol Hijack Our Kids?

The most commonly encountered two facts about the drug or alcohol use by our addicted kids are drugs/ alcohol are something which they really like those are something which they find really hard to give up. They know that the drug can kill them in a long run, but still they go with the immediate rewards by consuming the drug. The whole addiction thing is about being in the moment and choosing what your brain craves for right now at the expense of other rewards and possibilities. So what we observe is that drug hijacks a person's rational thinking for the long term consequences.


Addiction has to do with changes in the brain that come about gradually, become more and more central, more and more powerful as the time passes by. The drug use becomes the axis of the person, around which the other activities in life takes turn. It takes on the central meaning and role in the person's life in such a way that the most irrational idea about taking the drug or alcohol may seem to the person the most rational in that particular situation, as the drug compromises the person's clear thinking. So yes an addict can make choices for his drug cravings but the way they make choices is the thing we must think about. In an addict the brain does what it needs to do, but in a very non-adaptive way. In simple words addiction hijacks the very parts of the brain that are supposed to fix it.


Craving is the fundamental psychological experience of an addict because of which addiction occurs. Dopamine serves as the fuel for craving and is the common pathway for all kinds of addictions. Natural goodies like the food and sex certainly release dopamine in brain and follow the progression from liking to wanting i. E. Wanting more of those. As per studies, among the natural rewards sex can provide a person with the maximum natural high of upto 200% dopamine levels in brain. But the drugs cause a higher than 200% dopamine levels, which thus is the magic mark for addictive processes to occur. Also with repeated drug use there are changes in the arrangement of the inner landscape of synaptic architecture in brain, such that the thoughts, the images, the memories about the drug use behavior takes over many parts of the cortex of brain and thus the person see the drug cues wherever he gets a dopamine rush, be it with sex or food or social gatherings. Thus dopamine drives the person with a feeling of craving for the drug. Also with repeated dopamine increments of higher than natural amounts, there is maladaptive learning in brain in form of the shrinkage of dopamine cells, decrease in dopamine receptors and depletion of the dopamine stores. Thus the real natural goodies like sex or food are than not able to give a dopamine high and the only way left is to have more drugs. The person becomes impulsive and compulsive in his drug taking behavior. Repetition compulsion feedback loop keeps the person going after the drug use, narrowing the sense of meaningful world for the person. This causes a vicious cycle of incremental drug intake and thus addiction. Dopamine pathways are subdued by chronic drug use and thus the drug addicts are never able to keep up with their promises of staying away from the drug.


But then our brains have enormous reparative capacity and so a lot of the things that drugs do to damage the brain are probably reversible. One of the things that last the longest are the memories associated with drug use and the learning/ operant conditioning that occurs with it. The acute memory of brain over stimulation with drug is captured in amygdale which designates an important part of the instinctual brain i. E. The brain part which can't be controlled. So if a drug related cue is presented to a recovering addict, all that they can remember is the greatest high which they ever had with the drug. Thus the person remains preoccupied and thinks about the drug even when not using it. When this occurs, it is for the lifetime and we can't undo it. Their amygdale are going to light up seeing the drug cues for rest of their lives. This is why we say recovery from drug is a lifelong experience. Studies show a much faster depletion of our brain neurotransmitters by drug use (less than 12 months), than their replenishment in recovery from addiction (5 to 7 years). Thus during recovery an ongoing treatment for the imbalanced brain neurotransmitters and the visible symptoms due to the same is always essential.

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I am 38 yrs old not yet married as I dont like girls. Wht should I do get myself used to girls and get married?

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 38 yrs old not yet married as I dont like girls. Wht should I do get myself used to girls and get married?
Dear ns, liking girs or not liking is linked with your experience. When we are born, our mind was like a clean slate. Circumstances and our experience started writing on that slate and those writings became our rules. In this case too, you dislike girls because of your past experience and perception. We need to change that. Better option is to get marrieage. Rational emotive therapy and cognitive restructuring should help you. Post a private question to me with every details and I will help you with this problem. Take care.
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Hello, My age is 19 years. I am the student of B. E. I am suffering from mental problem. I think its an ocd. I always repeat the actions and thoughts. For example- if I have thought of buying a new purse. Then after sometime I will have doubt that did I actually thought of buying a new purse or not. So I again and again repeat that what actually have I thought. And the worst situation is that I always have that sensation that if I will not repeat something bad will happen with me or with my family. So I repeat and repeat. After when I clear that yes the thought was of the purse buying then immediately I should remember god. If god not came in my mind I repeat again until god comes in my mind or my family members. I also have negative thoughts. Bad thoughts. Violent thoughts and images. I am even not able to concentrate on my studies. Please help me what should I do to avoid such things?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello, My age is 19 years. I am the student of B. E. I am suffering from mental problem. I think its an ocd. I always...
Yes, these are the classic symptoms of ocd. You must immediately meet a counselor and a doctor for follow-up treatment. Since you are young the possibilities are immense if you cooperate. Ocd is a fear based reaction and can be quite debilitating if neglected. So you could see where this fear has originated and your parents help and involvement is recommended. They will have an insight as to how and where the fear came about. If you deal with the fear, the ocd which is a symptom of that fear can be dealt with more effectively. In the meantime you can build your constitution and your emotional make up with some regular physical exercises, proper sleep, and a healthy diet. Your emotional fitness can be developed with the counselor.
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I am a 17 years old boy. I have many mental problems. I am a boy who want to be a girl like my sister. I am a transvestite. Did anything wrong in this. Can I continue wearing my sister's clothes. No one knows about this. What should I do now?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am a 17 years old boy. I have many mental problems. I am a boy who want to be a girl like my sister. I am a transve...
Hi, Take homoeo medicine: @ Ignatia30-6 pills, thrice a day. Go for meditation to inculcate strong will power to control your feeling and to reduce stress. Take,plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Go to your friends to discuss your problems,attend social meeting to serve d society to pass a pleasant time when ever u feel that urge. Take,care.
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I regularly smoking. But recently I used heartbeat filter. What is the process quit of smoking?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I regularly smoking. But recently I used heartbeat filter. What is the process quit of smoking?
increase your mental power by doing yoga exercise. by shear will force you can quit smoking. its my opinion.
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I'm smoking since 1 year. But I'm giving a gap between the days from the day I'm smoking. Likely if I smoke 2 cigars on Monday again I'll smoke on Friday. Does it effects badly more than a chain smoker? I'm trying to stop but I'm smoking one cigar in a week.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Jagadish, If you are able to give a gap in between, it is good for you. Definitely better than a chain smoker. It is good for you to give up smoking without withdrawal symptoms making you crave for nicotine. Check whether you need to smoke cigar early in the morning. If it is so, you may need some kind of help to quit smoking. Don't use daily a bit of cigar instead of only a full cigar on mondays and fridays.
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Hello, my father age is 56 year old. He is suffering from acidity since many years . Now he is suffering from food swallowing difficulty. He can swallow liquid items easily. But he used to take water while swallowing chappati and other item that that can chew .earlier he ate 4 chappati. But now he ate 3 only. please suggest me something good. I am too much worried.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello, my father age is 56 year old. He is suffering from acidity since many years . Now he is suffering from food sw...
For acidity. Its important to take small meals in small intervals rather than filling your stomach only thrice in a day. Give him semi solid diets not more of chappatis.
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How to control my stress during exams as I always put myself in trouble during exams.

Psychology hons, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
How to control my stress during exams as I always put myself in trouble during exams.
First thing about exams is anxiety n what causes anxiety would be your unknown fear for it. Lets be clear about what is the reason behind your anxiety. If your preparation is not going well or if you fear of the results or are you just scared of the environment in the exam room. Once you get to know the unlying reason for your anxiety you can also think about what you can do to overcome it. Hope its helpful.
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I am addicted to cough syrup like cortex and tosses and other codeine phosphates syrup. I need to stop that pls suggest a remedy or advice how can I stop it.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I am addicted to cough syrup like cortex and tosses and other codeine phosphates syrup. I need to stop that pls sugge...
Hi Initially when you consumed you must have fun now it becomes habbit and as you must know it is not good for your mental as well as physical health. If you are willing you can stop without taking any kind of medicine.
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How to come out of depression? N cure insomniac, cause m nt able to sleep, any drug which is easily available so I can take to sleep.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to come out of depression? N cure insomniac, cause m nt able to sleep, any drug which is easily available so I ca...
Hello, Take avena sativa Q, 10 drops and passiflora Q, 30 drops , mix them in half cup of water and drink it , half an hour before your bed time , daily for a month. Revert me after then.
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My husband is involved with some other woman, I caught him red handed, I changed and he confessed, now he begging my forgiveness but I have a doubt it is from his heart or not. What should I do? Should I forgive him, should I maintain distance from him or what should I do? Please help me, I am extremely confused and disturbed.

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. You must forgive him. If you don't and continuously doubt him, he will feel bad and there are chances of depression and other problems. Please forgive him. I need to talk to you in detail. Please talk to your husband in this regard. I suggest online family counselling. Feel free to contact me. Take care.
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Hi I am in depression what can I do to get on this please help me on this.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, you must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Let me know if she is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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Dear sir I have HbsAg positive and after taking long term treatment my doctor said it will not cure till I die. Can you please tell me what I do? please trust me or not. But tonight only I plan to suicide but I got your website. I hope I will get something good from your doctor. Waiting for reply. Thanks 8099813401.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Please do not take any such step which will do no good to you and your loved ones. God has not blessed you with with this beautiful life so that you can end it like this. If you are not suffering from any symptoms at present you need not worry. You have to take only some precautions about it. This is not the only disease which is not curable. People are suffering from so many deadly diseases and still are facing it bravely. Be positive, there is no need to worry. You can take following treatment amlicure ds syrup 2-2-2 arogyavardhini 2-2-2.
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Hello I have a question for you how to reduce hyper tension i.e, B P and give me some tips to reduce it and how to be cool with out stress.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
Hello I have a question for you how to reduce hyper tension i.e, B P and give me some tips to reduce it and how to be...
Hello user. Try these things aerobic activities will make your mood light. Do brisk walk or jog in the morning or evening or both the times. And reduce salt intake as much as possible. Infact go on a zero sodium and low carb diet. It will help you a lot. Zero sodium means no extra salt, every food item got some sodium and which is enough for your daily intake. And drink a lot of water. No junk food. No smoking, no alcohol.
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