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Dr. Sakthivel

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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 getting reserved when I am with relatives and I am trying much to cope up with them what should I do.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
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I am getting reserved when I am with relatives and I am trying much to cope up with them what should I do.
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Aspen.+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of Cherry plum. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.

How to prevent alcoholism naturally?

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Only strong will power to avoid alcohol, diverting your mind when you are tempted, avoiding parties and occasions where alcohol is served and attending aa meetings can help.

My age is 46 and suffering from phobia of loneliness kindly help.

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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.

Dear sir, I need your help for my friend. She was raped by a guy in her childhood. The thing type rape came four time again in her life by some unknowns and close ones. Because of it she is so upset that some night she can't sleep. These things comes again and again into her mind and she cries every time. She didn't tell her parents and she don't want to tell them about this thing. She met with a psychiatrist but still she is not happy. She gets frightened when people suddenly comes close to her. Please sir help her in this regard. Thanks.

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I need your help for my friend. She was raped by a guy in her childhood. The thing type rape came four time...
This is an issue of very serious nature and it is going to affect any future relationship in her life. She doesn't need medicines but needs to personally meet relationship expert/ psychotherapist as early as possible to open her heart out and catharsis. She has suppressed all her sufferings and this is disturbing her behavior and life. For quality life and relationship. Marriage & sexuality she needs to be listen to & understood. So that clarity comes in her life, move on, be quick and meet up as early as possible.

I lost some body close last two year so I am very sad can you help me . what are I am doing you help me can you help me.Please tell.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
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I lost some body close last two year so I am very sad can you help me . what are I am doing you help me can you help ...
First thing share your feelings with your closed ones. Feel and give positive suggestions to your mind. I am very happy I have no problems. I am very happiest person in the world. Better to develop good social relations. Do not be alone. Remove the old memories of that person. Better to change the places or visit new places. Travelling is also helpful. Taste the new items. Learn to take new steps in your life. No one is not exception before nature laws. There is need to forget about past incidents. Forgetting it is only it is in our hands. We cannt do anything about past incidents. So do not be alone. Better to make new friendly relations. Enjoy the days. Make your own recreational aspects. Feel and enjoy the present situations of life. Ok best of luck.

I have fever and cough it is too worry matter for this and too much tension so just help me so soon plz.

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I have fever and cough it is too worry matter for this and too much tension so just help me so soon plz.
Please take rhus tox 200 - thrice daily for next 3-4 days. Also soak a washcloth in cool tap water, wring out the excess water and then sponge areas like your armpits, feet, hands and groin to reduce the temperature. Also, you can place cold, damp washcloths on your forehead and the back of your neck. The cloth pieces should be changed regularly after a few minutes. This remedy is beneficial when dealing with a high fever as it helps keep temperature under control. You can also take a bath in lukewarm water to relax your body. Taking a shower, however, may not be a good idea. Plus, needless to say, take as much rest as possible as it helps the body fight the illness. Note: do not use very cold water as it may cause the internal body temperature to increase.

What's the solution for short temperament and how to control?

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You don? t want to control your anger; you need to always learn to express it, appropriately. The reason you are quick to anger is exactly what you have been probably doing for a long time in your life: you have been controlling it. In other words a lot of anger is already there in your system that has not been expressed so that any time, even a minor provocation, can trigger off immediate reaction, and can also trigger off high levels of it. The reason for you doing so could be many, but one I can suggest is that you may not have been allowed to express your feelings, especially anger, at home while you were growing up. The other possibility is that whenever you are afraid, you may choose to act angry because anger is a strong energy feeling whereas fear is a weakening feeling and makes you feel vulnerable. If this makes sense, then you need to work with a counselor to sort this mechanism out for whatever reason you are using it.

What Is Stress ?

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Stress is not mental tension. Stress is burden on your body and mind. When it is within your capacity, it improves your system. You feel energetic. When it outgrows your capacity, you feel tired and weak. Burden could be physical, like working day and night without rest. Or it could be financial burden. An impending wedding or hospitalization can be a cause of your stress. If you are hiding something in the mind for a long time, it becomes a cause of your stress.

Work related stress is usually overworking beyond 8 hours. Continuous focussing on job cause mental fatigue. Young persons don't feel it. So they overlook it and continue working. Initial first symptoms could be heartburn, indigestion, headache, bodyache or infections. Later you have high blood pressure, kidney stone, gout, skin diseases. Still later thyroid, diabetes, pcod, liver disease raise their head.

Stress is the root cause. If it is not treated, your disease will keep on increasing and your dependence on medicine will continue.
What Is Stress ?

Hello, dere is a big problem in my life. I can't concentrate on my career fr last 5-6yrs. I always feel tired, lazy, irritated. Nd evrytym I always feel demotivated. I really want to do something big in my life. But I couldn't started anything in my cursed life. Pllllzzzz doctor help me, I really wnt to achieve everything. But I don't know where to I start. Nd im little bit weak in studies. Thank you.

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HI Lybrate USER…. 1) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 2) avoid late night sleeping habits …sleep upto 10-10.30 pm…. 3) avoid coffee and tea…. A) take 2 tsf of SHATAVARI KALP with 250 ml of lukewarm water, in the morning instead of break fast…B) take 60 ml of triphala juice along with 15 ml of honey and 1-1 tablet of VASANTKUSUMAKAR RASA and MOUTIKYUKTA KAMDUDHA VATI at night before sleep…. C) take 10 gm of FENNEL SEEDS along with 10 gm jiggery after meals…D) eat 4-5 seeds of ALMONDS during meals…do all these things for 30 days…it gives you good result…. Consult to me for further suggestions…THANKS.

I am 28 years old my life was great and everything was going awsome, but one year back I ended up with my long time relation, I was shattered at that time but now I am gaining back and struggling back while preparing hard to clear some prestigious exam of our country but the problem is I still have those past memories revolving in my mind which acts as an obstruction. Sometimes I still get dreams of my past life with her. What you suggest how I should get out of it?

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I think you are doing well so far. You may need to look at forging your ex to help you move on. Forgetting it not possible for a long time because it is a memory, and since there were definitely good times, they will linger for some more time. When you are ready and desire another relationship there will be a lot of ease in terminating the old memories but it will be gradual. Quickly get rid of all reminders of this girl, and do not visit the old haunts that you and this girl used to frequent. For some time avoid people, places, and situations that you two enjoyed. In the meantime, please talk extensively to a confidante or counselor about your feelings and thoughts to externalize it out of your system. Do not bad mouth the girl for any reason but go about your life as quickly and normally as possible. Don’t get into another relationship until you have dealt with this loss completely. Whatever happened with yoru ex you need to remember that this is the kind of person she is and do not generalize this to other girls and brand them into the same category. There is surely a girl who is deserving of such loyalty and commitment. But learn your lessons and do not repeat them when you are into another. Keep these three values in mind: be responsible, be respectful, and be functional, always.

I am addicted to sex what to do please help me I wanna get rid of it whenever I text a girl I feel like having sex wid her I did yoga and all BUT nothing worked so anything you have except medicines please.

PG Diploma in Clinical Training, Psychology, MA - Psychology, BA - Psychology
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I am addicted to sex what to do please help me I wanna get rid of it whenever I text a girl I feel like having sex wi...
Often a person addicted to sex uses sex as a quick fix to relieve anxiety, loneliness, pain or other forms of stress. Find out if you are suffering from any of these. Try to work on these tips. -stay away from people and places that trigger addictive behaviour. -stay away from the internet. -don't read anything or watch movies that might be sexually stimulating. -replace addictive sex with healthy energy outlets. Try healthy activity like exercising or other form of recreation like. Take music lessons, take up a hobby that require physical exertion, try doing yoga or any relaxation exercises. -stay focused on your goal. Recovery will take time but do not give up. Keep pushing forward.

I have been smoking till today. I am 34 years and might be pregnant by mid of this month. What should I do to cut effects of smoking. Is it too late.

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I have been smoking till today. I am 34 years and might be pregnant by mid of this month. What should I do to cut eff...
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.

I am twenty eight years old have smoking habit. Since 10 yr. How can stop this habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.

My father suffering from Parkinson's from last 4 months. Age 55. Now a days constipation is too high. Very hard stool passes after too much difficulty. Stool passes once/ twice in a week. Though psyllium husk given regularly it doesn't work. He is now in complete bed ridden condition. Suggest best remedy for regular bowel movement soft in nature. Homeopathic medicine?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
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My father suffering from Parkinson's from last 4 months. Age 55. Now a days constipation is too high. Very hard stool...
I am not a homeopathic doctor and if you are looking for one, you are probably looking at the wrong place here. I understand, however, that you are really concerned about your father and the medications that he is being given that are not improving his condition, and on the contrary maybe making things worse. This may be because of the medications or as a natural course of the disease. I believe his medications need some tweaking so that you get the results that you expect and he recovers. However I can give you suggestions after I evaluate him further and do a more thorough evaluation. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the helpdesk of Lybrate. Dr. Sushil Kumar S V MB BS, MD psychiatry, MHA health administration, FIPS Consultant NeuroPsychiatrist Davangere INDIA.

My wife has a physiological problem. After every 18 to 19 months she starts mumbling with her self. We have showed many doctors in ranchi. But after taking medicines for 2 month she feels well. But the problem starts after 18 to 19 months. What should we do?

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You can give her Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.

I'm really worry about my sister life. She got married 2 years back and have a boy baby. About her she is somewhat adjustable, so friendly, Caring women and short tempered. Nowadays she is full of stress and anxiety. I spoke with her regarding this. She complained about her family and they are the reasons for this stress. Some misunderstanding between her and her husband. I told both of them to talk openly and find what's the problem for this? But nothing work's out. Her mother in law is somewhat adamant character. I don't know how to make my sister life peaceful. Please help me to find solution. Thanks in advance.

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I'm really worry about my sister life. She got married 2 years back and have a boy baby. About her she is somewhat ad...
Hi lybrate-user, so initially everything was fine and suddenly she is feeling stressed because of some reason by her in-laws. First thing that you can do is, go to her place if you are comfortable make her and your brother in law sit with you to work on a solution. Second thing, if everyone is willing after convincing they all can go to psychotherapist for family therapy. But most importantly, here out the reason that you sister feel stressed about, check its reality, crosscheck with husband and every source you get, see if they are silly reasons or really big reasons. Sometimes, after giving birth woman do feel a lot of stress and other symptoms, irritability and aggression to name a few, sometimes they might feel everyone against her which is yet another condition. So you to have carefully rule out each one of this. Get back to me then.

I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do? Please let me know.

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I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
Overeating may be an underlying symptom. This needs to be looked into in detail. Certain people over eat in emotionally testing times, stress, while others do so chronically. It is essential that you understand that limiting portions may make you hungry again and again, but there is no harm in eating smaller meals at regular intervals. Infact its better. Your weight and height point out that you are quite underweight and the bmi ratio is about 14.3, which is quite low. I would recommend a thyroid function test for you, if despite eating big meals, you aren't putting on weight. Detailed examination is a must for you.

I get sudden fear, my heart beats faster, I wake up in the morning with anxiety. I cannot work peacefully. I am worried. Please advise.

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I get sudden fear, my heart beats faster, I wake up in the morning with anxiety. I cannot work peacefully. I am worri...
Helo dear. Do pranayama meditation regularly take manasa mithra vataka 2tabs morning and evening with milk. Read bhagavad geetha one chapter a day.

I had a nice sniff of Vick inhaler which had a effect on the alcohol I had . Is it possible.

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
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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Yes. Vicks inhaler fumes, if inhaled will provide a good elatedness for those people who are already on the influence of alcohol. There are no scientific provings to second the phenomenon yet. I suggest not to use such a method yet. Take care.

I just want to clear my doubt is that I am having a brain related disorder or not. I am 17 year old boy and in evening or when I am idle I feel blank and it becomes difficult to recall what s going. This is happening after I had taken bhang sharbat on occasion of holi and I am also suffering from anxiety. Please help me it is becoming very irritable.

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You are not mentally affected by one drink BUT you should not make it a habit. Now you can gain mind control by meditation and yoga .Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include: •Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness. •Problems sleeping. •Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet. •Shortness of breath. •Heart palpitations. •An inability to be still and calm. •Dry mouth. •Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet. “Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics, Others struggle with society anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves, he said. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination. “The bottom line is that people can experience anxiety, and anxiety disorders, related to just about anything. Most of these steps contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life, overall. For instance, “making some basic lifestyle changes can do wonders for someone coping with elevated anxiety,” Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. “Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system,” according to, clinical psychologists. Who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2. Get active. “One of the most important things one can do [to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball. 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths. And, if you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Challenge an anxious thought. “We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable,” Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry realistic?” “Is this really likely to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem that wa Then, “reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive.” Here’s one example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; it wouldn’t last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to [cope with] it.” 6. Stay connected to others. “Social support is vital to managing stress,” Today, call a loved one, schedule a Skype date or go to lunch with a close friend. “Talking with others can do a world of good.” Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine is one of those substances. As said, “The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more amped up, which is exactly what caffeine does.” 8. Avoid mind-altering substances. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get un-high until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Problem-solve. It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions. 12. Pick up a book. There are many valuable resources on anxiety, which teach you effective coping skills. Some recommended are Dying of Embarrassment for people with social anxiety; The BDD Workbook for body dysmorphic disorder; The Imp of the Mind and The OCD Workbook for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is suggested Stop Obsessing for adults with OCD (and Up and Down the Worry Hill for kids with OCD). For people with panic attacks, it is suggested Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. For a general overview of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety, 13. Engage in calming practices. “Meditation, yoga, or other calming practices can help minimize anxiety in both the short and long term.” Sign up for a yoga class or watch a yoga video online. (Curvy Yoga is a wonderful and sizes.) Meditate right now for just three minutes resource for yoga for all shapes 14. Contact a therapist. “Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help,” Many organizations include databases of providers who specialize in anxiety (along with helpful information). 15. Accept your anxiety. “If you really want to effectively manage your anxiety, the key is to accept it,” This might sound counterintuitive. But anxiety, “in and of itself,” isn’t the real problem. Instead, it’s our attempts at controlling and eliminating it, he said. “Not accepting these unwanted inner experiences is the actual source of so much of our self-induced suffering.” Accepting anxiety doesn’t mean “resign[ing] ourselves to a life of anxious misery. It simply means that we are better off recognizing and fully accepting the existence of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states that are inevitable, but transitory,” So if you experience anxiety today, simply observe it. “Think of it like a wave of the ocean; allow it to come in, experience it, and ride it out.” Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can feel like chains around your feet, weighing you down. But by taking small steps – like the ones above – you can minimize your anxiety and cope effectively.
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