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Dr. Sakunthala Suresh Kumar.

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Sakunthala Suresh Kumar. is a renowned Psychiatrist in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can visit her at K.J.Hospital-Research & Postgraduate Center in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sakunthala Suresh Kumar. on Lybrate.com.

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Hiiii Dr. I am Ravi Mehta age 21 male. Sir I have a problem of my concentration whenever I ll do anything I couldnt do concentrate on that I just listen the when anyone says to me. But I m only physically there not mentally. Whenever I do study I just read the books. I cannot do concentrated on that. Please give your time and help me. Thanking you.

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Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic exercise 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, 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. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.

I am a boy of age 16 and once I watched lesbian videos and chat with lesbian girls and from I became addicted to it but now I want to leave these thing for this I tried my level best but became unsuccessful. Please help me to leave these things.

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I am a boy of age 16 and once I watched lesbian videos and chat with lesbian girls and from I became addicted to it b...
Your mind control and willpower are only helpful Read books or listen to music and also do meditaion and yoga.

My voice is very unclear and low. I need to repeat my words many times while speak. When I call unknown person he responds "hello madam" I experience very stickiness inside throat and my nose becomes air tight.

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Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Pranayam will help you a lot Take Special Chyawanprash by Patanjali regularly 1 tsf twice a day Tab mentat by Himalaya 2 at nt.

How do I quit smoking? I had done it before 3 months then again I couldn't control help?

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You must try and try again and again until you succeed. You will win this battle if you persevere. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.

Hi! I am a 20 years old guy and I have a psychological problem. I just get scared or frightened so easily by anything. I get scared to talk to girls. I just overthink what she will say or what foolish I will say. I'm an anti social. I don't know why. At every point I get scared. When some one teases me I cannot reply back I get blank nothing else matters, then for several days it will be cracking my mind by thinking about it again and again. I don't get excited like others I don't know why. I always feel like sleepy less excited.

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Hi! I am a 20 years old guy and I have a psychological problem. I just get scared or frightened so easily by anything...
Actually lybrate-user, you lacks self confidence and this leads to fear and thinking imaginative things all the time----------please answer me following--------- 1. Do you smoke or take alcohol and if yes then how frequently--------- 2. How often do you masturbate or watch porn ---------------- 3. What is your daily routine--------------- 4. Do you have a gf and if not would you like to have a gf or have you always dreamt of having a gf---------------- 5. What is the atmosphere at your home and what is the nature of your parents at home towards you especially--------------- 6. Do you think that you have been brought up with great love nd affection at your house and have the liberty to do according to your wishes at your home-----------------------------

Hi. Doctor. I am a engineering student. I am very week in study. I am looking some brain booster pills. Can I use maxgalin 150. Or any other pills can you help me.

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This medication is an anticonvulsant and neuropathic pain agent, prescribed for partial seizures; management of postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain caused by the varicella zoster virus); management of fibromyalgia (a condition where the patient has muscle and connective tissue pain). If you are weak in studies it may be lack of concentration or personal disturbances. Medicine may not help much. Still some safe mind booster (as they claim) can be tried. You need to be in touch with me privately is better.

How I want to control my dirty and negative mind, what should I do? Please suggest.

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How I want to control my dirty and negative mind, what should I do? Please suggest.
Take homoeopathy treatment do yoga or meditation. Read good book like secret, the monk hood ferrari. May talk with any gud person who boost you.

I have stress all the day because of which I am not able to concentrate on my work. Is there any medicine for that. please help me.

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I have stress all the day because of which I am not able to concentrate on my work. Is there any medicine for that. p...
Hi, Take Ginseng 1X (DR wilmar shawbe ,german) 4 tabs to be chewed twice a day for 30 days 1/2 an hour before meals Do pranayam,Suryanamaskar daily. Revert back

Due to anxiety I lose erection at the tym of penetration. I can not have sex for that as my gf is virgin n her vagina is so thin. Bt at home I get so hard at the time of masturbation. What should I do? Is there any homeopathic medicine for that?

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Due to anxiety I lose erection at the tym of penetration. I can not have sex for that as my gf is virgin n her vagina...
I will give you some information regarding the disorder. I am however unable to prescribe medications or give you specific advice regarding counseling or therapy in your situation as it would be considered confidential and private. In that case I recommend that you book an online appointment after you review my profile on this website. Several health and psychological conditions can cause or contribute to ED. These causes include: Partially- or fully-blocked blood vessels Nerve damage High cholesterol High blood pressure Heart disease Obesity Diabetes Low testosterone Metabolic syndrome Prostate cancer or enlarged prostate Damage to pelvic area Depression Lifestyle issues that can contribute to ED include: Prescription medications Illicit drugs Tobacco use Excessive alcohol consumption Sedentary lifestyle Stress, anxiety, and erectile dysfunction are closely connected. Stress and anxiety can cause ED. Plus, men facing increased stress or anxiety may also have increased blood pressure and cholesterol. Both of these conditions increase a man’s risk for ED. It’s important to understand that stress is the body’s response to life’s issues. Stress and anxiety can cause harm to your body. ED is just one of the many ways the damage manifests itself. Unfortunately, it’s a vicious cycle: ED can cause a man further stress and anxiety, which can cause additional ED issues. Each person stresses about different things. Financial concerns may keep you up at night, but relationship problems may worry a friend. All stress affects the body negatively. The following are different life stressors that may cause anxiety, which can lead to ED: Job problems, loss, or stress Relationship problems and conflicts Illness or loss of a loved one Fear of aging Changes in health Financial burdens Fears of experiencing ED may make you hesitant to engage in sexual activity, or they may discourage you from being intimate. This anxiety may eventually cause relationship problems with a loved one. You may find yourself becoming distant from your partner. You might feel less inclined to participate in sexual activity. You may also be hesitant to open up about your ED problems with your partner, which can cause additional stress and anxiety. Treatment can help end this cycle.

Hello It is about my mother. My mother is acting really strange from few months. She thinks that some body is spying on house or following .She talks to herself recollecting old memories (not good. Sometimes exaggerating which are not real .She thinks that the neighbours are here spying on each activity .Somebody broke into her house just to displace things .She blabbers to herself .Sometime very angry on somebody for no reason or laughing thinking about something. Please help me. What can it be?

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It is about my mother. My mother is acting really strange from few months. She thinks that some body is spying ...
Hello lybrate-user is there any kind of stress that your mother faced or some body close to her had hurted her badly or your mother is facing some thing which she can't express. Tell your mother to be cool n make sure that when she talks such things you have to be very calmly make her comfortable. U can ask for further assistance.

I am 26 old male having gonads pain. While in the mood of sexual mind for 1- 2 hrs, this pain will last for at least 12 hrs. Is this a major issue? How I can rectify this problem?

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I am 26 old male having gonads pain. While in the mood of sexual mind for 1- 2 hrs, this pain will last for at least ...
Certainly you would not ejaculate or make full sexual act while watching porn movies, talking adult or making out with partner if somebody try to delay or not ejaculate hold on ejaculation for long time pain is felt later on. So it should not done so. Wish you good health.

I'm not able to love myself and my activities, I'm not able to concentrate myself and I understood that to love myself and I do for some time after that I'm not able to concentrate, I feel sad, stress,running away from my responsibility and many other things.

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I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayam daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months.

I am a 36 year old male and I think I have depression, Can you tell me the Symptoms.

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I am a 36 year old male and I think I have depression, Can you tell me the Symptoms.
Hi, Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. It’s important to remember that these symptoms can be part of life’s normal lows. But the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they’ve lasted—the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression. Signs and symptoms of depression include: Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation. Loss of interest in daily activities. You don’t care anymore about former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure. Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month. Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping. Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves. Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete. Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes. Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports. Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things. Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.

I lost somebody closed. I feel very depressed. I am getting more pressure. I can not able to do any work properly. What I will do.

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I lost somebody closed. I feel very depressed. I am getting more pressure. I can not able to do any work properly. Wh...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. And engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. 4. Along with this engaging yourself in some kind of physical exercise such as walking or yoga. 5. Engaging yourself with something like reading, listening to good upbeat music, gardening will also help you feel little lighter. 6. You may decide to go out and help someone in need. Rendon act of kindness has been proven helpful in both greaving process and depression. Sometimes long lasting grieving may convert into depression and you need external support to cope up and build resilience. Hope this helps wishing you very best.

I think this is my psychological problem. I'm in deep love with someone. He doesn't understand. I don't feel like living anymore. I want to kill myself. But then when I think about my parents, I control myself. But I'm always in a depression state.

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I think this is my psychological problem. I'm in deep love with someone. He doesn't understand. I don't feel like liv...
There is some kind of vulnerability in you to want to die for another person so easily. To make matters worse you say he does not understand. Are you saying he does not really understand or he does want to love you in return?! You must meet with a counselor along with your parents and see if there were any childhood experiences that have contributed to this vulnerability.You are just 20 and life has only begun and you already want to end it! You sound more and more like someone with a serious rejection issue. It has become so bad that I feel you are now rejecting yourself in contemplating suicide! You may be angry about something and because you think that it cannot be expressed, you are turning it inwards. The identity crisis is a typical issue of someone who is dependent on others for acknowledgment and tends to identify with other personalities. You probably suffer from low self-esteem. But far worse than that is my fear that you have this rejection issue, which is compounded with abandonment issues and separation anxiety. The fear of acceptance may then trigger a performance-oriented individual who will depend entirely on other people’s opinion and assessment of himself. This will make you even more vulnerable and susceptible to rejection, and you may hurt very badly and easily at the slightest sign of rejection. There is a way about this, but meet with a counselor first and see what can be worked out to learn to accept yourself first. If you did this you will naturally perform well and will not depend on others, entirely, for their acceptance. If you know of any reason to believe that this rejection is true from your childhood it would help tremendously. Talk to your parents and find out what they remember or you could take them with you to meet with the counselor. If you learn to accept yourself first then the identity may be formed, but the best way to develop an identity is to know your emotions and how to express them. Your feelings are a very good indicator of who you are. A counselor will help you do this well. Depression itself is anger turned inwards. Your life is very, very precious. You would be wasting it if you destroyed it for an undeserving fellow.

I started smoking a year back. I smoke at least 1 cigarette a day. Will it be a problem in future to my body?

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Smoking cig and harm is directly related to the number of cig s, so 1 means less harm, but harm. All the best

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6 bad behaviors every man should pay attention to

In light of the several recent cases of men battering their wives and maltreating women, it’s about time we talked about certain unhealthy character traits


The statistics of people, especially women in Nigeria, who are abused daily or sustain permanent life-altering physical and psychological injuries is startling.

In trying to attain a more healthy and peaceful society, here are 6 characteristics every man should get rid of:

A few of the initial behaviors you may want to check are intense jealousy, fixation and history of abuse. If you have relatives that have been known to be violent in the past in any way, then you may want to address that.

Here are the six other behaviors to look out for:

Threats: If you tell a lady to do something and she doesn’t oblige you request, you shouldn’t then resolve to threats and violent promises. Being calm and reasoning things out is the way forward.

Commanding behavior: No one likes to be ordered around. A woman is not a piece of furniture that can be pushed around. Respect everyone around you and treat them the way you would like to be treated.

Irrational mood swings: If you notice that you go from 0-100 in a second, then you have an issue on your hands. Get the help of a therapist or prayers, whatever helps.

Destructive behavior: There are so many ways you can have an argument without throwing something against the wall or putting your fist through a wall.

Harmful insults: Watch the words that come out of your mouth. There are certain things we say in the heat of the moment that we can’t take back. However, if they occur often, then you should check it.

Violent outbursts during arguments: Lastly, if your voice keeps rising during arguments to a point where the people in the next compound feel like they are in the same room as you or the person you’re arguing with is flinching, then there’s an issue.

Finally, in regard to this issue, if you know anyone in an abusive relationship or you may be in one yourself and you are the abuser, use these signs as a check and get some help.

Doctor I'm also in depression past 25 days how can I overcome. Please give full solution Doctor.

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Doctor I'm also in depression past 25 days how can I overcome. Please give full solution Doctor.
Respected Sir, Depression is a medical or psychiatric diagnosis that can and should only be diagnosed after consultation with a psychiatrist. It is not just a sad mood that persists for a certain duration. It is a syndrome characterized by Depressed mood, loss of interest, decreased energy, easy fatiguability, decreased concentration, reduced self esteem, changes in your sleep, activity, appetite and also accompanies by depressive ideas such as hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness and guilt. There are many other components for you to be diagnosed with depression. Hence first confirm your diagnosis after a proper consult and then search for the remedy. However if its not depression and just a sadness, even then I would need to know the reason or triggering factors behind your current condition to help you properly.

Happy mood, Healthy life

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There is pain in muscles of both leg not thi. It begins during sleeping and if work or walk it don't pain. How can this problem solved or which type of medicine used? As I used to masturbation approx daily.

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There is pain in muscles of both leg not thi. It begins during sleeping and if work or walk it don't pain. How can th...
Your problem might be restless leg syndrome or it may be related to vit e deficiencies along with other antioxidants. So, you can try vitamin e cap daily for 2 weeks. But if your problem persists beyond that then cosult a psychiatrist.
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