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Dr. Sarvanan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Sarvanan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Sarvanan is a popular Psychiatrist in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Ponmalligai Hospital in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sarvanan on Lybrate.com.

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Please doctor help me I have ocd and how the natural relief medicine for it plz help me and tell your suggestion.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Allopathic medications are available - prescribed by psychiatrist's for ocd after confirming the diagnosis
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My father is 58 year old he has became very weak and frequently gets fever and body pain and start talking anything I have consulted many doctors and done all tests but according to tests he is completely fine.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
My father is 58 year old he has became very weak and frequently gets fever and body pain and start talking anything I...
Need to consult with a good physician in detail. For time being, you can discuss in private at Lybrate with some physician for initial thing to know how to proceed.
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I am suffering from hair fall. My age is 47 years. I am leaving in sangrur district of punjab where the ground is supplied for use. Earlier I stay in chandigarh where water is supplied from canal then I have no hair fall. Most of my hairs are removed form front head pl tell me the medicine.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
I am suffering from hair fall. My age is 47 years. I am leaving in sangrur district of punjab where the ground is sup...
From your case it's just because of change in source of water, you might be already notorious for falling hair and change in water resources started your hair fall.
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Does Mental Himalaya syrup works for people of age 27 to increase mental concentration and in remembering studies.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. Mentat is an ayurvedic medicine. It improves mental concentration and alertness. The herbal remedy also reduces oxidative stress, which can cause mental fatigue. Therefore you can use it without side effects. Take care.
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Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
How to
How to begin your sex life
Prepare yourself- GET READY mentally and physically.
Make sure you are healthy and normally developed.
Seek premarital counselling session from an expert sexologist. Do the investigations if necessary.
Learn about your body and your partner. Share your ideas about hygiene and mend your ways.
Get well acquainted. Develop a rapport with your partner.
Whether an arranged or a love marriage; good communication, sharing your sexual fantasies, body image, expectations in life, health issues is a must. Many people think putting out their best foot is essential to impress a would-be partner. But in time you will realise HONESTY is the most attractive quality in a spouse.
Do not commit to a relationship until you are absolutely sure of what you want. If you are anxious about your sexuality, do not rush in anything. Also separate any feelings of guilt attached to your sexual being.
Interpersonal comfort is very essential in a couple’s life. Find what you like the most about each other and appreciate your partner frequently. You can begin with the “likes” and then point to minor “dislikes” in that order!. That minimizes the impact and hurt caused by criticism. Remember criticism is a part of good communication and both partners should be mature enough to take it lightly.
Wish you happy life !
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I am feeling very depressed how to overcome my depression m not able to trust anyone how to adapt positive attitude in life m feeling helpless. I am loosing interest in everything. I used to get angry a lot please tell me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I am feeling very depressed how to overcome my depression m not able to trust anyone how to adapt positive attitude i...
Hello Nisha plz give the details like why you r feeling depressed n what r the incidences that had made you depressed .Nisha to overcome this situation you have to be very strong n avoid all that things that r disturbing you .spent time with your mother n friends or in studies n always be positive
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Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour: How You Can Manage it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour: How You Can Manage it?

Obsessive compulsive behaviour is form of anxiety disorder in which unreasonable thoughts and fears, which are obsessions that lead one to do repetitive compulsive behaviour. Root causes of obsessive compulsiveness are complex and often deep seated. The underlying emotional states may include the fear of unknown, not being in control, negative outcomes, failure, rejection, shame, annihilation or embarrassment

Signs and symptoms of OCD
Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder have both obsessions and compulsions, but some people experience just one or the other.

Obsessive thoughts:

Common obsessive thoughts in OCD include:

  • Fear of being contaminated by germs or dirt or contaminating others
  • Fear of losing control and harming yourself or others
  • Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and images
  • Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas
  • Fear of losing or not having things you might need
  • Order and symmetry: the idea that everything must line up “just right”
  • Superstitions; excessive attention to something considered lucky or unlucky

Compulsive behaviors:

Common compulsive behaviors in OCD include:

  • Excessive double-checking of things, such as locks, appliances, and switches
  • Repeatedly checking in on loved ones to make sure they’re safe
  • Counting, tapping, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduce anxiety
  • Spending a lot of time washing or cleaning
  • Ordering or arranging things “just so”
  • Praying excessively or engaging in rituals triggered by religious fear

You can eliminate mild obsessive compulsion easily, whereas, severe obsessive compulsiveness, require support of medical and mental health professionals.

When you start pondering or obsessing over an activity, you must try to stop the negative pattern, and provide control and security. A good anchor code stops an obsessive thought pattern and provides fact-based security for new action. One can get it under control and recover from it, however at the present, there is no cure. It is a potential that will always be there in the background, even when one's life is no longer affected by it.

The treatment for obsessive compulsive behaviour depends on the how much the condition is affecting the daily life of the person. There are two main treatments, firstly Cognitive-behavioural therapy, which involves graded exposure and response prevention and the second being medication. The cognitive behaviour therapy emboldens one to face one's fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without neutralising them with compulsions. In second case, treatment is by medication to control one's symptoms by altering the balance of chemicals in brain.

Obsessive compulsive behaviour that has a relatively minor impact on one's daily life is usually treated with a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy involves exposure and response prevention that is used to help people with all severities. People with mild to moderate behaviour usually need about 10 hours of therapist treatment, combined with exercises to be done at home between sessions. Those with moderate to severe symptoms may need a more intensive course of therapy that lasts longer than 10 hours.

During the sessions, one works with therapist to break down the problems into their separate parts like physical feelings, thoughts and actions. The therapist encourages you to face your fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without putting them right. It requires motivation and one should start with situations that cause the least anxiety first. These exposure exercises need to take place many times a day, and need to be done for one to two hours without engaging in compulsions to undo them. People with Obsessive compulsive behaviour find that when they confront their anxiety without carrying the compulsion, the anxiety goes away. Each time, the chances of anxiety reduces and last for a shorter period of time. 

Once you have one exposure task, you can move on to a more difficult task, until you have overcome all of the situations that make you anxious.  It is important to remember it can take several months before a treatment has a noticeable effect. It is extremely vital to remember that no one is perfect, nor can anyone recover perfectly.  Even in well maintained recoveries, people can occasionally mess up and forget what they are supposed to be doing. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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I couldn't concentrate on study these days. What could be its proper treatment? Pls suggest.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly.
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I am drug addict. 2004 se corex rexcof fansidel alprazolm Sp aadi dawaye us kar rha hu. Ek din ki 3 se 4 corex leta hu isliye mein chodna chahta hu par chuth nhi rahi h.

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, quitting corex addiction is not child play. De-addiction therapy is an option for you. But in my suggestion, the best option would be, quit it now (today) and sustain it with your will power. Motivation therapy and mind power building therapy should help you.
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Effects of Parental Alienation Syndrome on Children

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
Effects of Parental Alienation Syndrome on Children

In many cases; divorce and separation leads not only to bad blood between the parents, but also in a child alienating himself from one parent. Insulting or belittling one parent without justification or under pressure from the other parent is known as parental alienation syndrome. Parental alienation involves one parent undermining the other and interfering with the child’s relationship with the other parent by limiting contact with them, bad mouthing them, forbidding discussion about them etc. This can have a very negative effect on the child’s emotional state.

1. Self hatred: For children, hatred is not inborn, but developed by the situations they are in. By bad mouthing a parent and teaching the child to hate the parent, the child himself is harmed. With time, he begins to internalize this hatred and believe that there is something wrong with him that made the alienated parent not want him.

2. Low self esteem: When a child is not allowed to speak his mind and has to bottle up his thoughts, he becomes socially withdrawn. Often the child begins to feel that he is the cause for the rift in the family and makes himself responsible for the separation. This intensifies with time and makes the child lose confidence in himself leading to low self esteem.

3. Lack of trust: When a child is suddenly pulled away from one parent and told how that parent is not a ‘good person’ the child is likely to feel betrayed. This creates a sense of doubt in the child’s mind and makes it difficult for him to trust other people. As he grows up, this can affect his own adult relationships as well.

4. Depression: Depression is a commonly seen in children from broken homes and this is intensified in cases of parental alienation. It is rooted in the child’s feeling unloved by either one of the parents and built up by the separation. Not being given a chance to speak about their feelings or talk about the situation makes them more depressed and they begin to withdraw into themselves. In many cases, it is noted that alienated children have strained relationships with their own children as well.

5. Substance abuse: Depression is one of the most common triggers for substance abuse. Alienated children often feels trapped and that they have no outlet to vent their feelings and frustrations. This often makes them turn towards drugs for relief and can make them victims of substance abuse.

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M 40 years female. From a couple of days I noticed that I am getting angry. I am not feeling happy always irritated and frustrated. On small things im getting annoyed. What can I do. I always stay in sad mood.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
If your symptoms of sad mood, irritability, getting annoyed easily and frustration have been persistent since 15 days or more, you might be experiencing a depressive phase. It is advisable that you consult a psychiatrist in that case. If this has been happening again and again this could be a relapsing type of depression which needs to be addressed seriously. Depression is a treatable disorder just like any other medical illness with medicines and counseling.
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Hii. I have some problem problem is early morning I don't wake up who call me and with alarm also so what is problem is any effect in mind? Please suggest me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, you are sleeping soundly. That is all. This is not any mental disorder. Just recall. You are able to wake up when there is an emergency requirement. Don't worry. Take care.
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I smoke about 15 to 20 cigirates in a day. I love to smoke but I want to quit it or may be a way to reduce the effect of it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.take care.
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I want to quit smoking and no matter how much I try I am unable to that please suggest me some thing so that I can quit smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 in 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 heart beat 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 chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or 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.
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I am 27 years old. I had been taking bhang daily for last one and half years. Now I stopped taking it from last one and a half month. Presently I get minor headache sometimes, unrelated,cannot concentrate properly, gets irritated quickly, unknown fears, untimely sleep, feeling like some ant kind of thing running in mind sometimes. Please suggest some preventive measures, routine and food?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
bhang effect can be minimised by eating peru (aamrud) fruits its green leaves regularly drink cow milk empty stomach eat cow ghee also take ayurvediy medications by consulting privetly
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I am 27 years old. I have sleepless problem. So I upseted totally mindness. And mind depression. Mental I am not well. Please help me.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I am 27 years old. I have sleepless problem. So I upseted totally mindness. And mind depression. Mental I am not well...
For healthy sleep cycle you can reading a book after going to bed, listening soft music, dim yellow light in room which help you to sleep better.
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There is a huge prblm for me, when I eat something of any outsider, I cn't eat properly, when I talk, it jst stammered.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bc no. 25, 5 tabs twice daily and alpha liv, 2 tsp, once daily after dinner. Take plenty of water at frequent intervals. You are advised to join the speech therapy classes for the stammering issue. Repeat those words on which you stammer, means words which are not clear and don't hesitate after some time if you practice well then your speech will become better.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel vary depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel vary depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
It's too bad live with depression. Life is a gift. A beautiful phrase: life has either problem or not. If no problem, then why worry? if you have problem, two possibility. Either you can handle or not. If you can handle, why worry? if you can not do anything for problem, then again why worry?) at we the end we will always alone:) what is the concept of life? focus on your life, carrier. Be the best buddy, make other happy my advises to you are * take life lightly * main problem is how you are reacting matters & incidence of your life & day to day * you can see half filled glass of water by two way: half is still empty (nagative attitude) or half full (positive) * take balance diet * give time for yoga * you can take brahmi sankhpuspi etc ayurveda medicine * I recommended strongly, go near by ayurveda centre & take shirodhara & nashya treatment
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Sir mera ek friend hai 1 saal pahle kuch ladko ne usse unnatural sex kiya tha but abi yah bahut hi unsecure and disappointed ho gya woh kehta hai ab uska body uske control me nhi rahta hai kabhi kabhi vah khud ko girl feel karta hai and uske sath bhot bar attempt to sexual harassment huye hai vah har bar bach gya h but pata nahi vah mentally disable ki tarah behave karte h. Please advise.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Sir mera ek friend hai 1 saal pahle kuch ladko ne usse unnatural sex kiya tha but abi yah bahut hi unsecure and disap...
Any such unfortunate incident with an individual may just be a trigger to precipitate an underlying psychiatric disorder. It would be rather inappropriate to speculate about his diagnosis or treatment from such an inadequate data. However I would certainly recommend you to visit a psychiatrist with your friend for a good plan of management. Take care.
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