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Dr. Sakthivel

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Sakthivel is a renowned Psychiatrist in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Sakthivel Psychiatry in Chetpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sakthivel on Lybrate.com.

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I am very depressed for my annual exam how can I relief my depression for my exam.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I Can give you study tip and you make your mind happy. 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful.
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6 Ways Your Siblings Make You Who You Are

Ph. D - Psychology, Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
6 Ways Your Siblings Make You Who You Are

Siblings are most definitely, the best thing to have ever happened to anyone. We fight, we laugh, we play and we defend. No matter, whether you are the best buddies or you cannot even stand being in the same room, you two (or three or four!) share an inseparable bond, which will last for a lifetime. Siblings are surely in for the long haul, while friends and colleagues may just come and go. But do our sibs really influence us?

  • The weight issues: Obesity has been known to run in generations and families, but there have been studies which show that siblings have an influence, especially when we talk of the waistline. Researches; conducted from a 2014 based study at Duke University from the Sanford School of Public Policy show that if the older sibling is obese, the chances of the younger one, being the same increase fivefold. This is regardless of the fact that the parents are obese or not.
  • Character talk: Though there is little evidence supporting the theory of birth order affecting personality, there sure is enough to support that siblings do shape the same for each other. Siblings do develop separate identities for themselves and in the same run, affect and shape the personality and characteristics as well as the behavior of the other, to a major extent. For instance, a person would make more of an effort to become an outgoing person, if his/ her sibling is shy and quiet. In case of families with three kids, this is more likely to happen among siblings of the same gender instead of the opposite genders.
  • The first teachers: Navigating social situations are what we first learn from our siblings. A daily practice in understanding foreign minds and getting an insight of the outer world is what we first get from our siblings. Strong bonds between two kids at home have shown better and more successful connections with peers at school.
  • Saving marriages is their task: Being a part of a bigger family reduces the chance of divorce due to more chances of being accustomed to adjustment. Ohio State University concluded in a 2013 study that every sibling reduces divorce risk by 2%.
  • Depression Deal: Squabbling of siblings is as natural as the rain. Yet, the reasons for the fight can have major health implications. Quarrelling about issues like fairness and equality can lead to experiencing higher levels of depression. The same has been concluded by a 2012 study of the University of Missouri. Fighting over personal space can lead to development of low self-esteem and anxiety.
  • But they are happiness boosters too: You know that already! Having siblings is in itself a joyful experience.
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My father is suffering from depression from last three years and take treatment locally but not completely cure doctor also suggested for second opinion, please suggest what to do.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Make him read this. This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. 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 also consult me.
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My throat is paning and lower side of lung Is also paining. And my mouth taste little bit change. It is like gutkha, tambaku etc. What should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Nizamabad
Hi first step you have to stop gutka, tambaku and smoking, you have to get your teeth cleaning done visit a dentist, you will be relief by this treatment.
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My age is 28 yrs. I am losing interest in my daily activities even am feeling nobody loves me. My husband also not paying attention. Morning time feeling dizziness and sleepy. Even I feel like not talking with anyone. please help me.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
Hello Lybrate user, lack of interest in work, socialization, dizziness, sleepiness, could be the symptoms of hypothyroidism or depression. I would like to suggest you thyroid function test to confirm diagnosis and treatment. Have healthy diet, drink plenty of water (8-9 glass per day). Avoid stress, mindfulness meditation for 10-15 mins and pranayam especially anulom-vilom for 5 mins would be helpful in stress reduction and to enhance positive thinking. Take homeopathic treatment for your complaints. It's safe, natural and holistic way of treatment. Natural homeopathic remedies strikes at the root of problem to ensure complete relief. In chronic case, medicine is selected on basis of thorough details of patient like medical history, causes, routine, temperament etc.; such well selected medicine gives complete cure without any side effects. Message back for consultation and guidance. Take care.
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I always feel stress and I always thinking about sex things nd like Live alone I have sex weakness ,I feel always feel full my mind.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to Stop Mastubation because it will lead to psychatric disturbance in near future and stop watching porn videos and talk with your family members
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I am 19 years old and I can't concentrate on anything. What to do? Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. 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 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, 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. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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I am just 15 years old From last 14 days, l am suffering from severe body pains Please help me doctor.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Take bed rest, plenty of liquids, proper food and paracetamol tablets for 2- 3 days. If no relieve you should see a physician for proper examinations, investigations if necessary and advice.
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I am having severe pain on my right calf and the pain continues to go right up to my buttocks, please give me some remedy ?

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
CONSULT PHYSIOTHERAPIST. TAKE TENS OR IFT OR TRACTION MODALITY AS WE CAN SUSPECT DIABETIC NEUROPATHY OR MAY HAVE SYMPTOM ASSOCIATED WITH COMPRESSION OF SCIATIC NERVE.
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Hi I don't know if m right but I think m in the beginning of the tensed or depression stage. I don't want to eat sleep or talk to anyone. Cant share my feelings. I get upset on small things. I don't know who to ask? Can u help.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It may or may not be depression. You need to get it tested with a psychiatrist and meet a counsellor to help you sort out your feelings and upset feelings. Holding onto these thoughts will only worsen your condition. Please take professional help.
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How to increase concentration power, as I can not concentrate more than 2 minutes.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably under some form of stress. The migraine headaches indicate that as well as that there could be reasons for the stress to stem from unexpressed anger. Are you aware of any such feeling pending expression in your life when you look back to even childhood? You could discuss these matters with a counselor and see if together you can both identify the reasons for the stress. Apart from that you can do some of the following to improve memory and concentration. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. 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, broccoli, blueberries, fish, coconut oil, wheat sprouts, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. 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. 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.
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Since the time I have got married. My wife does not want me to stay with my other family members. How should I convince her for the same?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you mean she does not want you to visit with them, then it is not right. But if she does not want you to stay with them, meaning to live with them, then she is right. Once you marry, you become one unit, and the more healthy distance you maintain with relatives or friends, it is better. ?Familiarity breeds contempt, and over time small things can become aggravating. You need your privacy and so do your folks. You must also remember that to your wife, your family is in-laws. There are always issues that crop up on both sides. Even for you to stay in your in-laws? place for long may become very uncomfortable. Of course in India, the son-in-law is ?god? and is treated like one and so you may not feel it as much as a woman. You can be a lot freer with your folks than your spouse. Why would you want her to go through such difficulty? Another thing I have noticed is that sons do not want to cut off the apron strings from their mothers in particular, as a result of which there are many games played out on both sides. For these reasons and more, live by yourselves and visit your folk occasionally.
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Im tech student how I remove depression I thing im depressed what I do sir .how I feel halpy sir.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately.
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I am 21 year old male. I suffer a pain in my food pipe almost every time after I take my meal. I have not taken any medication.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Follow the tips *drink lot of water. *avoid fried and spicy food. *take small meals. *tea/coffee should not be taken in excess. *include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet.
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Hello doctor, I am using mouth tobacco for past 2 years. And I want to stop it but I am afraid of withdrawal symptoms. And also I tried stopping it but I felt very hard to concentrate to stop it. Can you please help me to stop this habit without any withdrawal symptoms?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily.
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I am suffering from severe mood swings and anxiety I always feel low un motivated and worst. I lost my interest in everything I took an antidepressant treatment for 5 month but after stopping it all this occur in a same way. Should I go for ect therapy? Because I have a lot of suicidal tendency.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi. Its appears that you are suffering from severe depression. Please visit a psychiatrist and on evaluation if he think there is need of ect then he might have plan so. Remember one thing that ect has its own indication and depending on that you will receive that. Other thing is that depression is a treatable condition even using medication. Tc.
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Hello doc, I have been a regular user of antidepressant pills in the past. The doctor prescribed me sertraline pills. However I stopped taking the pills once I was fine. Recently I started feeling depression again. Should I restart the. Medicine?

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
75% of patients who have recovered from the 1st episode of depression relapse. It's likely that you are developing depression again. The medicine that has worked for you in the past would definitely work even now. You can restart sertraline. It's advisable that you do that under your psychiatrist's supervision. Do complete the course.
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I have one kidney I am taking alcohol daily is this any danger or any disease affecting my kidney.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Absolutely you are in danger. You have only one kidney to operate your body and want to spoil it with alcohol. Stop drinking now go for counselling and rehabilitation. Make your will power strong and stay positive always.
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Dear Doctor, I'm looking very dull and unable to concentrate on my work due to chronic anxiety. Please can it cause heart problem to human health? Can it cause diabetes? I'm in a confusion. Please advise 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. I can understand. Anxiety is part of your body's defence mechanism. Anxiety is required for your body. Anxiety can be called as "fight or flight syndrome" Day to day anxiety helps you to prepare and plan and approach the task better. This is helpful. At the same time chronic anxiety and stress naturally keeps your blood pressure high and thereby affecting your heart health. Anxiety do not have any direct impact on your heart health. To avoid anxiety, learn to relax yourself. I suggest counseling, cognitive behavior therapy and relaxation therapy for you. Take care.
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He is suffering from parkinson. How can we improve his voice because it's not clearly understood what he speaks.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mohali
Age of the patient and duration since parkinson has been diagnosed. There are specialised techniques in speech therapy that could help the patient. Send more details about patient.
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