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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
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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 has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 41 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I have fever for over two days. I have headache, and body pain. What are the medicines suggest for me?

Homeopath, Faridabad
I have fever for over two days. I have headache, and body pain. What are the medicines suggest for me?
First of all you should take rest for 1-2 days so that your body can fight with underlying infection with its full immunity and start the below medication:- take gelesemium 200, twice daily. Take eupatrium perf 200, 5 drops thrice daily. Take antifebrinum 3x, 2 tabs, thrice daily. Take alfavena malt, 1 tsf, thrice daily. Drink lots of water and take light homemade food like dalia and khichdi, avoid oily, spicy, fried, junk and cold drinks. If fever does not goes then go for a set of blood tests. Revert me with feedback. Take care of your health. Good day.
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Hai I'm 21 years old I'm smoking 4- 6 cigarettes daily but I feel that I can't do any heavy work like running and gym workouts will you please give solution to quite smoking.

Homeopath, Pune
Recommended - proper treatment is essential for this problem Homeopathic treatment is best, safe and effective for this Problem, - Caladium - 200 Morning before meal, Tabacaum - 200 afternoon before meal. Then let me know the results after 15 days through private chat on Lybrate. Reasons why people start to use tobacco: -On a dare to show that you are not timid or afraid. -To fit with the crowd (all my friends do it) -To appear sophisticated or cool -To be grown-up -To assert your independence -As a sign of protest, rebellion, or to defy authority -Free samples from friends or advertisers -Influences from people you respect and admire -Parents or relatives smoked -Images of famous actors, movie stars, or role models -Famous sports players who use chewing tobacco or smoking cigarettes. -Famous scientists (Einstein is the prototype of intellectual smokers. -He looks so proud with a pipe in his mouth.) -Portrayals by cigarette advertisements -To calm your nerves -As a kind of “air freshener” when using the toilet -Adverse effects of Smoking. -Heart disease. Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths. -Cancer. It is responsible for 30 percent of all cancer deaths and 87 percent of lung cancer deaths each year. -Lung problems. Smoking is responsible for 82 percent of deaths due to emphysema and chronic bronchitis. -Smoking delays healing of peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. - Its effects on blood vessels cause chronic pains in the legs (claudication) which can progress to gangrene and amputations of the toes or feet. -Causes wrinkling of the skin of the face to develop earlier in chronic smokers. On average they look 5 years older than non-smokers of the same age do. -It impairs erections in middle-aged and older men and may affect the quality of their sperm. It seems to “sedate” sperm and to impair their motility. This is reversed after stopping smoking. -Smoking accelerates the rate of osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to weaken and fracture more easily.
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Why I think so much about anything in my mind please give me solution my mind is very upset what should I do to control my mind.

Psychologist, Pune
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, nice of you to write and work towards a resolution, enjoy life and its moments. Why is there a need to control your mind? participate fully in life, count your blessings, see all the gifts you have and where you have reached. No need of too much analysis. A rose is a rose appreciate all the good things in life and be aware that all the obstacles you face will teach you something new. When you are free do develop and note down your long term and short term life goals. Live your day to day life according to it. Wishing you the very best.
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Sir, I am 20 years old boy, but I can not speak properly. At the age of 7-8 .it was a slight problem but now I am in huge trouble. So what should be better for me. please reply sir.

General Physician, Nashik
It can be made lesser only and only by speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, i'd suggest you to visit a psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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Respected doctors, I was very meritorious and hard working guy but since mid 2015 I don't know what happened to me. I have a history of anxiety since 2011 but it was never an issue. Since 2015 I started feeling severe pain on both sides of neck and continues confusion and mental blockage. I can't think and read write properly which I loved so much. I have no job currently. When I go out or in crowd I feel so confused and mental blockage and cont concentrate and become blackout. I feel severe hopelessness and thought of suicide crop up daily which I withstand somehow. I was brainy multitasking person but all of sudden what happened don't know consulted psychiatrist who said it's depression anxiety and too medicine for a month but did not work. I visited homeopaths and they too said similar things but medicine did not work. I remain home bound alone away from family as don't want to disturb them. One homeopath in banaras said I have schizophrenia and he clearly said I will become helpless and suicidal whose forecasting foes match with mine current symptoms. I don't know how he diagnosed accurately simply touching my wrist veins. He gave me medicines which I discontinued after 1 month and came to Gurgaon. Here I have again consulted one Hakim and currently taking his medicines. I do not know what should I do to regain my life. I am 35 unmarried, no job, while working on computer I get confused and can't understand and do small things which I was so good in. My current situation gives me chill and anxiety why I have become like this though I gather courage and fight day and night not to give up. Dirty sexual thoughts comes too much in mind which I try to resist. While traveling in metro or where there is crowd I become blank and severe neck pain occurs. One doctor said blood us not going properly in my brain .Can anyone suggest me good therapy in Gurgaon or near area wherein I can get rid of my issues and get life. I am eldest in home and no marriage, no job is big dent for me. Along with these ayurvedic medicines I need alternative medical advise that could assist me I can't describe how I feel from inside and associated issues have crippled me Will appreciate and remain grateful for your invaluable advise!

M.Sc - Psychotherapy, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Respected doctors,  I was very meritorious and hard working guy but since mid 2015 I don't know what happened to me. ...
Dear Friend, I can understand the trauma you are going through in your mind. A healthy mind is very essential for a healthy physical functioning. Your thoughts makes your life. Keep your thoughts positive. Your thoughts get converted into actions. So when you think positively you can lead a positive and productive life. To change your thought pattern to positive, you can follow our simple techniques. For more details of the techniques and to fix up your appointment.
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My father is feeling body pain, heavy head and burning eyes ,when he wakes up in the morning he feels ache in back ,legs and hands. What should i do?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My father is feeling body pain, heavy head and burning eyes ,when he wakes up in the morning he feels ache in back ,l...
You need to improve the tone of the muscles in a rhythmical manner. If you do that with proper diet restriction nothing will happen to you. Body pain is there after gym activity due to tiredness and you need to consume good protein and iron diet in your body which will help you to break the fatigue and body pain. You have to reduce the weight by walking minimum 3-4 kms per day. Slowly reduce the weight and slowly avoid adding salt in the diet which will help you to prevent water retention in the body. Excess salt in general leads to water in the body which might be the reason for you legs to pain as the leg will automatically become oedematous.
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Don't Let a Bent Penis Lead to Depression

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Don't Let a Bent Penis Lead to Depression

Men with a severely bent penis, a condition frequently known as Peyronie's disease, often experience some penis health challenges. Men and their doctors usually focus on the physical difficulties and complications of having a substantially bent penis, but there can be complications in other areas as well. Perhaps most prominently, men with Peyronie's disease may find themselves experiencing significant levels of depression. Left unchecked, depression can become a terrible burden.

How bent?

In Peyronie's disease, the penis is severely bent. But just how bent is that? After all, many millions of men have some degree of curvature to their penis when it is erect, and that's perfectly normal. There isn't really a cut-off point for when a bent penis becomes Peyronie's disease. Instead, a diagnosis of Peyronie's often depends on whether the degree of curvature is such that it impedes or prevents penetrative sex, or that it causes painful erections.

Most of the time, Peyronie's disease occurs when the penis endures trauma. It can be one big trauma (such as being hit in the groin by a fastball) or it can be numerous smaller traumas (such as over-aggressive handling during partner sex or masturbation). When such trauma occurs, the damaged tissue heals itself by laying down a layer of plaque. But the plaque is not as flexible and pliable as the damaged tissue and cannot stretch in the same way. Thus, when the penis becomes erect, the undamaged portions extend as they usually do; however, the damaged section stops expanding after a certain point, causing the penis to bend in that direction.


Clearly, the penis is of great importance to a man; for some men, a great deal of their feelings about themselves and their masculinity relate to the penis. A very bent penis can make a man feel his penis is deformed or make him worry about what his partner(s) may think of it. And in some cases, the bending physically prevents the man from engaging in penetrative sex. All this can lead a man into feelings of depression. One survey of 98 men with Peyronie's disease found that 48% of them were clinically depressed.

Many people, especially men, have a very difficult time acknowledging depression and therefore have difficulty getting treatment for it. The very best thing a man with depression can do is to seek help from a professional, such as a psychotherapist or a social worker. A professional can help a man work through the issues causing depression and recommend strategies for dealing with it.

In addition, the following tips can help fight depression:

- Focus on the positive. Identify things that are going well and keep them in focus.

- Socialize. In general, people feel better when they do not isolate themselves.

- Talk about it. Find a trusted, non-judgmental friend or lover and talk about Peyronie's and why it is bringing about feelings of depression.

- Laugh. Studies prove that laughter really can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

- Watch the diet. Certain food and drink choices can influence depression. Alcohol, for example, can easily worsen depression. On the other hand, foods with omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and mackerel, and those rich in B vitamins, like leafy green vegetables, can help lighten a person's mood.

Depression isn't the only complication of a bent penis, of course. Regular use of a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) may help to address some of the other issues. For example, penis skin needs to be as supple and elastic as possible; a crème with vitamin C, which helps promote elasticity in penis skin, can be a boost in this area. In addition, plaque build-up can sometimes lead to a diminished sensation in the penis. A crème with L-carnitine, a neuroprotective ingredient, is better positioned to help restore some of that lost sensitivity.

Hi I'm 19 year's old boy. Sometimes I just forget the things I do before sometimes. Because of this problem I face many problems in my life. Please give me any suggestion to make my mind sharp.

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 Harpreet. Welcome to lybrate. i can understand. Memory consists of understanding, storage and recollection. For proper storage and recollection, proper understanding is required. If you insist that you have memory related problem, please consult a psychologist online for memory evaluation test. Take care.
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I am suffering from social phobia. I feel very shy. I can not talk to teacher can not make new friends. I am not able to talk freely in front of anyone. By whole body warms when a teacher points me.

Advance Diploma in Child Guidance and Counseling , Masters in Child Psychology, Bachelors in Child Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from social phobia. I feel very shy. I can not talk to teacher can not make new friends. I am not able...
Hello Lybrate It is a social anxiety which bothers you. The negative thoughts about you that 'I can't talk in front of others','I am not good enough''If people make fun of me' These are some of the thoughts that may defeat you from inside. It is important to realize these negative thoughts from the reality perspective. It helps you to feel good about yourself and bring up your self esteem. All d best.
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