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Dr. Sakthivel

Psychiatrist, Chennai

1000 at clinic
Dr. Sakthivel Psychiatrist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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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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Is there a cure for 1, bipolar, 2. Depression and 3. Alcoholism?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
That is a critical condition. Depression and bi-polar are to be confirmed and then psychotherapy and other therapies can help you manage them. Alcohol is an addiction and deaddiction therapy and will power should help. Post a private question to me and I will help you. Take care.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Diabetes and depression increase dementia risk

Depression and diabetes on their own can affect the brain, but together they can significantly increase the risk of dementia, a new study found.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough interfere with daily life.
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I was ill and unhealthy for last 3 months. At starting it was fever, abdominal pain and weakness. At the same I worried a lot about my health as I feet several muscle pain, numbness on hand and feet. Along with professional and some personal stress were there. Sometimes I felt palpitations and light headed. Once it was severe. I have tested all sort of blood test, thyroid, urine and ECG. All are normal. Doc said it is a kind of anxiety disorder. All I worry for my health till now as I feel numbness, neck pain, and sometimes indigestion and sleeping problem. I was taking metpure xl for last 20 days. But the things are not changed. Now another doctor prescribe panazep 12.5. Please suggest something to improve my sleep and mild neck pain. Now a friend suggest me to take supragya plus (from athayurdhama, ayurvedic medicine. Dear sir /ma'am anyone ayurvedic specialist, pls suggest about the product looking at my symptoms.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was ill and unhealthy for last 3 months. At starting it was fever, abdominal pain and weakness. At the same I worri...
You may try ayurvedic medicines. But let me tell you a fact, that when you have too many negative suppressed emotions like, anger, guilt, hatred, shame, sorrow etc. It gets internalised and starts affecting your body. This is known as" psychosomatic condition" where there are head, stomach, neck, back or general body aches without any physical reason. That is why is it very much necessary to give healthy outlet to your feelings. Please talk to someone who you trust. Talking to a counsellor also will help you a lot. It appears that you are taking medication, but along with that, therapy will help you a lot. The counsellor will not judge you or blame you for your feelings. But the counsellor will help you to identify your negative thought patterns and how it is affecting your body adversely, and will help you to come out of it. All the best.
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Hello I am 23 years old my problem is that I feel anxiety with loud noise & shouting my heart beat increases when ever I hear any shouting, I try to control my self but its difficult to avoid it.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hello I am 23 years old my problem is that I feel anxiety with loud noise & shouting my heart beat increases when eve...
in my experience ,the symptoms you suggested are related to anxiety disorder. visit a good psychiatrist for more evaluation and treatment. you, definitely will get results
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I am a 25 years old married girl. My personal life is not going smooth. Everyday I am having a new issue in my life. I am feeling insecure. And this feelings are increasing day by day. I am physically and mentally stressed.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a 25 years old married girl. My personal life is not going smooth. Everyday I am having a new issue in my life. ...
I guess, you are not getting along well with your husband and/or in-laws. In a marital relationship, two different individuals from completely different backgrounds come together and try to create a new bond together. It takes time to understand each other. Try to understand your husband's needs and his view points (his perspective). Also be aware, what will make you happy and try to pin point exactly what is bothering you. Once you do this, then try to communicate this with your husband when you both are not agitated. Give each other enough space. Remember, that marriage is neither" total dependence" nor" total independence" it is" interdependence" if you both are working or staying with your in-laws then this can put additional stress on your relationship" effective communication is lifeblood of any relationship" - try to communicate with all your important relations. Assertively. Talking to a marriage counsellor will also help you. Take care.
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I am dropout student. Actually I was studying B. Sc and after 4 years I am studying B. Com. I am really depressed thinking about my future life. My 4 years is been wasted. And my girlfriend also left me. What should I do to overcome such depressive feelings?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am dropout student. Actually I was studying B. Sc and after 4 years I am studying B. Com. I am really depressed thi...
If the depressive feelings and negative thought shave been persistent for than 2 weeks and disturbing your daily routine and performance in studies or work, then I would recommend you to start treatment under a psychiatrist without delay. Treatment includes counselling and medications if required.
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I am 25 years old male and I have stammering problem. At the age of 12-14, a doctor cut something below the tongue, After that my stammering is very much ok but still I am not able to properly speak in speed, when I speak that's ok but in between I stammer and words are not going out from mouth and I speak clearly but except some words and not in speed too. So please tell me their is any treatment or therapy by which I will be 100% normal.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
You might have got your lingual frenum cut. It may be causing tongue- tie if it is due to anxiety, get psychological help you can visit stammering clinics (where stammering is cured through introduction of rhythm in speech) or alternately hypnotherapy is also very effective.
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Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.
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Is There a Relation Between Stress And Hair loss?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kolhapur
Is There a Relation Between Stress And Hair loss?

A head full of the lush silky mane is what everyone desires as it enhances one's personality and physical image but with the growing levels of pollution and workload, it becomes difficult to maintain its health and beauty. There are a number of factors that contribute to the deterioration of hair and stress is one of them.

Stress is a complimentary ingredient in today's lifestyle. Hectic work schedules, maintaining a social life and many other reasons invite stress and it has become increasingly difficult to avoid. There are three types of hair fall that can be attributed to stress and anxiety.

  1. Telogen effluvium - There are three stages in the life cycle of hair, growth, resting and shedding stage. Stress and anxiety incurred from physical trauma, severe accident, illness and pregnancy can cause sudden and in most cases temporary hair fall. Sudden stress shocks the hair follicles and pushes them to the resting stage resulting in hair fall from combing or washing. This type of hair loss has been termed as Telogen effluvium.
  2. Trichotillomania - Pulling out hair from the scalp, eyebrows can be a way of dealing with stress. Inner palpitation, tension, anxiety has a way of coming to the surface and it has been noticed in some people that they unknowingly pull their hair out to cope with stress and in worst cases they also make a habit of it. This condition is commonly referred to as Trichotillomania.
  3. Alopecia areata - Hair falls out from certain portions of the scalp exposing scattered patches of skin. There are several reasons for this condition known as Alopecia areata, and stress has been identified as one. With alopecia, the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles causing them to shed.

Hair loss itself can cause anxiety and stress further complicating the problem. Abnormal shedding of hair is usually an indication of a deep-rooted medical condition which should be treated immediately. Distressing and meditation can help treating hair loss. 

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I think I am suffering from mental disorder disease. Unnecessary things get repeat in my mind. I can't no longer concentrate. Sometimes I feel anxiety.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think I am suffering from mental disorder disease. Unnecessary things get repeat in my mind. I can't no longer conc...
Yours is a fear related problem and you are beginning to obsess i.e. there is a repeated thought pattern that is non-productive and time consuming. This can become quite a debilitating problem if neglected. I recommend that you immediately meet with a counselor and if that person wants you to meet with a doctor, please do so without hesitation. The combination of medication with therapy will do a lot of wonders to your recovery. It will also be advisable to take your parents to identify if there were any childhood factors or genetic contributions to your problem.
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3 Proven Ways of Increasing Intimacy

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
3 Proven Ways of Increasing Intimacy

Here is a list of 3 scientifically proven ways of increasing intimacy with your partner.

1. Look them in the eye and tell them all about yourself


Self-disclosure is an important part of relationships, especially during the initial phase. However, gradually as people feel that they've known enough about each other, communication seems to come to a standstill.

But the actual reason for this is not the lack of things to talk about but resistance which arises out of a feeling of vulnerability. It mostly happens in established relationships because both the partners do not wish to break past the certainty and assurance.

Therefore, the revealing part that may lead to some changes in perception is often skipped. However, not doing so and truly communicating with your partner can help you in increasing intimacy and having a deeper connection with your partner.

2. Share the laughter

Sharing the joy and the humorous experiences is a great way of increasing intimacy with your partner. Since every person's sense of humour is different, humour is a deeply personal aspect of your personality. Therefore, when you share genuine laughter with your partner that is when your sense of humour matches with each other, it improves your understanding and builds intimacy.

3. Tell them how you feel and know how they feel

It is extremely important for you to talk with your partner about how you feel - not just about the relationship, but about other important aspects of your life as well. If conflicts are dealt with by discussing how you feel about them and not on the lines of rationality, you end up feeling more intimate with your partner. Honestly discussing and exchanging your feelings is an amazing way of increasing your intimacy with your partner.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Is Shahrukh correct when he says 'Love can happen only once'?

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How common is mental illness? What are the most frequent types of mental illness? How are mental health diagnoses made in young children? Are there early warns signs to look out for before the illnesses reach a critical state?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How common is mental illness? What are the most frequent types of mental illness?
How are mental health diagnoses mad...
Prevalence of schizophrenia is 2.5/1000 and this seems to be the only disorder whose prevalence is consistent across cultures and over time. Rates for depression, anxiety neurosis, hysteria and mental retardation are provided. Watch for silent sitting, loss of interest in playing, talking etc. These can be warning of mental disturbances.
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I am smoking for 3 years now I am suffering from diseases. What I have to do to quit it?

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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I always feel stressed. I'll be angry on small small discussions. Less appetite. Digestion is not proper. Feel depressed. Always feel tired but my hemoglobin level is 14 gm.

M.Sc. - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I always feel stressed. I'll be angry on small small discussions. Less appetite. Digestion is not proper. Feel depres...
Your Hb is normal in range and no worry about it. You have not discussed the reason for your depression. Fine, if you seems irritable with talking to people, lack of concentration in work or education, not interested in watching TV or studies, feeling less appetite, not having proper sleep, feeling worthless, dull looking are all the symptom of depression. In that case, spend time with your family members, do not isolate yourself, go out for walk in the morning and in the night (if possible) at least for half an hour, but walking in the morning is necessary which relieves you from stress or depression. Though not feeling hungry, take food properly in the right time a little sum. Make yourself engaged in any activities compulsorily, or listening to music (not the song) will help you feel much better. If not resolved from the above suggestions, revert back for further discussions.
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I want to leave gutaka.Please suggest me how can i?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, tobacco is the most addictive substance known to man. It is also carcinogenic and therefore it needs to be kept away from human consumption. Your problem is tobacco abuse and addiction. The best method to stop tobacco is to have will power and self belief. Tobacco chewing gums, lozenges and patches are available across medical shops to manage your tobacco craving. In any case the first step is to take a strong decision about quitting. You may consult a psychologist for substance abuse counseling. Take care.
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I feel like dying. Anytime anywhere I would wish that I would with an accident and die. I dont want commit suicide but I wish I would slip in bathroom and die or some car accident. I cry alot on small small things and have become very short tempered. I am a mbbs student so is my brain making up all this symptoms. Hypochondriac types or is true?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
You seem to be depressed. Please speak to someone about the reasons for so much sadness. It's also important for you to meet a psychiatrist because with medication the quality of your life will improve to a great extent. You're very young and you have a wonderful life ahead of you. Hang on this is a difficult phase that'll surely pass. Please go to a psychiatrist asap.
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Soothe Your Joint and Spine Pain with Ayurvedic Panchakarma

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Soothe Your Joint and Spine Pain with Ayurvedic Panchakarma

Panchakarma is an ayurvedic technique which is used to detoxify the body, boost the immune system and restore the balance in the body. Due to lack of exercise and a poor diet, the waste material generated by the body is not effectively discharged. This causes accumulation of toxins in the body that can result in diseases.

Panchakarma can be used to treat and heal the pain in the joints and the spine. There are specific treatments in panchakarma that targets these regions, they are:

1. Abhyanga - Abhyanga is a technique where warm oil is used to cover the entire body. The oil is then gently massaged so that it can penetrate the underlying tissues. It is used to lubricate the joints, muscle toning and to increase blood supply around nerve endings.

 2. Pindasweda - In this technique hot cotton bags consisting of herbs, rice, and sand or medical powder are used to massage the body. This rejuvenating therapy induces perspiration in the body by which the herbs and the heat penetrates into the body. It is used to treat problems of the joints such as gout, arthritis, and sciatica.

 3. Upanaha - A combination of herbal medicine is applied to the affected part and then covered with medicinal leaves. The herbs help in easing the muscles and tendons of the affected part. It relieves pain, reduces swellings and improves mobility in the joint.

 4. Kati vista - In this treatment, medicated oil is pooled into a collar made from dough and then placed on the lower back for a specific amount of time. It strengthens the lower back, lubricates the spine and acts as a muscle pain reliever.

Related Tip: Heal Your Lower Back Pain - 4 Exercises for You to Do It Right Now!

 

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I don't know what keep happening to me in every 5 days. I am preparing for medical. I read smoothly for 4 days then suddenly I drown and on the 5th day I become depressed. I want to cry. I feel sad. I waste my that day. Doing something on mobile or watching some movie. How do I control this? I don't like to live like this. In fact watching movie too don't work for me. After that too I remain depressed, sad. Then after 2 days, I automatically feel better and continue my studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't know what keep happening to me in every 5 days. I am preparing for medical. I read smoothly for 4 days then s...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. The things you do are mere distractions and will have temporary effects only.
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I am 36 years old male. For the past 4 years, I am suffering from IBS. The symptoms is like sudden development of great urge to toilet when travelling or visiting unfamiliar places. I am of the opinion that that this state is developing mentally. please guide.

MBA (Healthcare), MRCPsych UK, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 36 years old male. For the past 4 years, I am suffering from IBS. The symptoms is like sudden development of gre...
Please consider managing the issue along cognitive behaviour therapy lines. You may benefit from some medication and it is best to see a psychiatrist and have follow up. Please read about ibs, personal experiences of others are most helpful.
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