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Dr. Selva Raj

Psychiatrist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Selva Raj Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Selva Raj is one of the best Psychiatrists in Mogappair East, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Selva Raj personally at Dr Selvaraj Clinic in Mogappair East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selva Raj on Lybrate.com.

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I have headache everyday in the evening. I cannot concentrate one thing. Mind is not stable and forget things very in less time. Please help what should I do?

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I have headache everyday in the evening. I cannot concentrate one thing. Mind is not stable and forget things very in...
You are definitely under stress. The headache is an indication that something is troubling you, and it may concern anger. If this anger is not expressed it can disturb you physically and affect your concentration. Find out what this anger is all about and as you address it, memory and concentration will happily return to favor you. Do meet with a counselor, if your stress is too much. In the meantime please follow the suggested guidelines: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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. 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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I have been taking depression treatment since 2011. Whenever I stop to take medicines, Only Severe Headache starts. I want to ask, Only having a severe headache is the indication or symptoms of Depression? Initially I had severe headache and consult to doctor and declared as a depression marriage.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
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I have been taking depression treatment since 2011. Whenever I stop to take medicines, Only Severe Headache starts. I...
Hello sir, you can do meditation and yoga to release your headache and involve your self in other activities in which you are interested. Spend more time with your family members.
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I am smoking from last 7 years. My age is 24. Is any harm to me?

DNB, DPM, MBBS
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This are harms of smoking --- Smoking is a huge risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accounting for more than 75 percent of all deaths from these disorders. Smoking doubles the risk for cardiovascular disease deaths, but, because this disease is more prevalent, it accounts for as many smoking deaths as cancer and lung disease. The third major cause of tobacco-related mortality is chronic obstructive lung disease. Other common smoking-related diseases include low-birth-weight offspring, perinatal complications, other cancers (e.g., throat, bladder, and pancreas), and ulcers. Second-hand smoke increases the risk of cancer and heart disease in spouses and the incidence of respiratory and ear problems in children. The tar in cigarette smoke is responsible for the cancers. Irritants and ciliotoxins appear to be responsible for lung diseases. Carbon monoxide and clotting factors appear to be the most likely causes of cardiovascular disease. The role of nicotine in cardiovascular disease appears to be much smaller than previously thought, and how many perinatal problems (including sudden infant death syndrome) are caused by carbon monoxide or by nicotine is debatable. Smokeless tobacco, pipes, and cigars cause oral cancers, especially when accompanied by heavy alcohol use. Scientifically Proven Treatments for Smoking Psychosocial therapy Behavior therapy Social support Pharmacological therapies Smoking is a huge risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accounting for more than 75 percent of all deaths from these disorders. Smoking doubles the risk for cardiovascular disease deaths, but, because this disease is more prevalent, it accounts for as many smoking deaths as cancer and lung disease. The third major cause of tobacco-related mortality is chronic obstructive lung disease. The tar in cigarette smoke is responsible for the cancers. Irritants and ciliotoxins appear to be responsible for lung diseases. Carbon monoxide and clotting factors appear to be the most likely causes of cardiovascular disease. Among patients who are ready to stop smoking, it is best to set a quit date.FIX A DATE and STOP.
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Sir, I have hypothyroidism for past 2 years. Medication is 50 mg thyrox. But still feel drowsy not energetic. It makes me lazy and depressed. Also suffering from from gastritis. Severe regurgitation after food. Help me.

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Sir, I have hypothyroidism for past 2 years. Medication is 50 mg thyrox. But still feel drowsy not energetic. It make...
Mr. Lybrate-user, what is your recent or present tsh level? if hypothyroidism is not in control (tsh levels should be between 3 milli units to 4 milli units/ml), the symptoms of hypothyroidism will not go away. So get the test done and report the levels. Iam sure you are following the dosing instructions properly - to be taken on empty stomach, early morning and nothing to be eaten for next 2 hours. Plus you have to avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads, fruits. Use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti. Plus exercise for 1 hour a day in order to avoid weight gain. Regurgitation can be helped by regular exercise, further after food stay upright for about 3 hours. Take more frequent but smaller meals in a day. Also avoid spicy and high fat foods that will help reduce regurgitation. Occasionally can take antacids.
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I received HEPATITIS B VACCINE on my left shoulder almost four years ago back then I was a regular at GYM- used to lift 100 kg without much unease used to do treadmill walking without getting exhausted no persistent pain anywhere in the body. Post vaccination, I started experiencing various ACHES AND PAIN - started with left shoulder pain spontaneously (just the left not the right) making me unable to lift even half the weights i.e. 50 kg (used to lift 100 kg earlier). Thereafter series of unexplained pain started my toes began to hurt while walking - sometimes left and sometimes right. The pain isn’t there at rest. I am sure it is not due to shoes, as the pain occurs irrespective of the type of shoes I wear. Following the vaccination, there is also perceivable significant LOSS IN STAMINA I experience breathlessness in the initial phase of walking on the treadmill - earlier I used to walk on treadmill for quite some time with ease. There is persistent feeling of fatigue exhaustion which does not alleviate with rest. There is presence of persistent dry cough which cannot be accounted for. Also, to add on, there is a constant pain that I experience in my LEFT UPPER ABDOMEN in a specific area while I am seated. Hence I feel very uncomfortable whenever I am sitting on a chair or a couch, or in the bus. The pain I perceive is connected to posture and a change in the same eliminates it which makes me feel that it is muscular in origin. There is absolutely no abdominal pain when I am standing or lying down. No pain medicines have helped so far. I am sure the cause does not lie in the digestive tract i.e. Stomach, small intestines or large intestines as I don’t have any indigestion problem. My appetite is just fine, I eat well and at proper times. To summarise my agony- I was absolutely alright and pain free 4-years ago before I received the HEPATITIS B VACCINE, used to work out regularly. But now, I am left debilitated, feel tired all the time.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
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I received HEPATITIS B VACCINE on my left shoulder almost four years ago back then I was a regular at GYM- used to li...
Dear Bill, Unfortunate for this suffering. You need to plan your treatment that will focus on building your immunity and liver health. If you can take an appointment, we can work out a total health restoration protocol for you. This will be a drugless integrative treatment schedule that will work on your whole body requirement and for sure you will be better off than now. Regards.

Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician
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Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee, cola in late evening after. take healthy diet. avoid stress. do yoga and meditation.
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Please tell me some tricks how we can increase the brain power and concentration.

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
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Dear, brain power can be enhanced with the help of brain power improvement techniques which are easy to practice. Concentration can also be improved with the help of some exercises like trathak. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I think you need mobile based counseling and I will provide more steps to improve brain power and concentration. I am happy to help you. Take care.
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I am getting depressed day by day. Don't no why . But cannot find a way to overcome it. It may be because of my breakup or my bad result in exam. So just getting weak . How to overcome this? ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
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I am getting depressed day by day. Don't no why . But cannot find a way to overcome it. It may be because of my break...
Can you just wait for the mood to swing back from low to high, do not be overly concerned of your present situation, if it is difficult to be with your state, get a proper counseling done. Take care, this too will pass.
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Hi, I am 23 years. I am a chain smoker. I wanna to quit it, but I can't. Please tell me by how I can quit it for ever.

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist
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Its a mind game. Just think of quitting it by next sunshine of tomorrow & do whatever you like today. But stick to you decision of quitting it by the next day. I did it on myself. Not smoked from may 1. And its being more than 3 three months now. I am happy. Try it. It works.

My father is suffering from memories problem 2 year back he got operation in his big intestine than he is facing motion problem (every two days once) Is it possible to over come this problem?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath
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Please give him anacardium - 3x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.

Work related stress and anxiety is affecting my personal and family life. Have difficulty concentrating and memorizing. Is it normal? How do I manage? Please suggest effective solution.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist
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Work related stress and anxiety is affecting my personal and family life. Have difficulty concentrating and memorizin...
Hi lybrate-user! Yes you are right it does affect your personal and family life. When you have work pressure, long working hours, stressful working environment, continuous work schedule, latest technologies implementation and many more causes tension, anxiety, and therefore affects personal, family, unhappiness, depression and many more as you say lack of attention. It happens in IT companies, I exactly do not know what type of job you are into type of occupation also matters. Yes There is solution, but one needs to volunteer to undergo treatment for the same to overcome this problem, only then it can be solved from a Professional Psychologist or counsellor. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me when you find difficulty to manage then consult me. Take care. Come forward for the treatment. Just changing food habits alone will not help you, you will find physical improvement, but not mental pressure related to job stress and anxiety.
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My dad I'd drinking too much and not able to quiet pls suggest how we can quiet his drinking habit without knowing him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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He need to exert strong willpower and attend a meetings and read books or listen to music when he is tempted and stay with those who do not drink.
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Sir I have a serious problem related to psychiatric like when any body drive and I am sitting behind them then I feel something will happened me and I have to say stop to drive bike but when I am driving the same thing then it's not a problem please sir guide me I am too unhappy with this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Sir I have a serious problem related to psychiatric like when any body drive and I am sitting behind them then I feel...
You have a trust problem. You do not have enough confidence with others’ driving and because of that you may be a controlling kind of person, where permissible. There is nothing to be so unhappy about this really. You can live with this problem quite comfortably if you ride the bike yourself all the time. If you want to resolve this then you have to learn to trust and know that others will drive safely too. You must realize that their lives are at stake too and surely they will not jeopardize their own lives as well, would they? To do so you will need to have someone ride you along and after repeated attempts you will build confidence in their abilities. Of course it helps to find a good driver all the time and then reposing confidence in a good driver is a lot easier for sure. Additionally you could work with a counselor on trust issues and resolve that to be able to deal with the driving part too rather effectively. That is some of the reason that there are so many people who do a lot of what is called, 'Back-seat driving'.: they cannot trust others but themselves only.
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How to make him leave him drinking means he is 48 years and drinking daily. What's your advice? what should I do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Try giving tab berin, 100mg daily along with becosules, daily, and buprenorphine with naloxone. For further discussion consult me privately.
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What should I do when I feel depressed at any time and how to be courage at that depressed time?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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What should I do when I feel depressed at any time and how to be courage at that depressed time?
If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I am having problem to speak clearly because whenever I speak water comes in my mouth and I have problem to speak clearly.

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can also be solved by Meditation.

I am 21 years old. I was using marijuana for 4 months followed by alcohol. I also smoke 3 cigggrates per day. From d last time I consumed bhang. I m feeling anxiety on a continuous run. What should I do then?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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It is very obvious; you must give up the smoking of all these substances. They are causing you this anxiety, although there may be other hidden factors that may favor the addiction. Marijuana has varied findings and claims, many of which are dubious, and some for medicinal uses that are authentic. But each person reacts differently to these substances and you definitely sound like someone who is not reacting well. These drugs can precipitate underlying anxiety, quite innocuously. Talk to a counselor and find out if you had any preconditions to anxiety and deal with it. Anyway you must continue with counseling in parallel with the medication. In the meantime, you must go on a regular exercise program, eat well and sleep well. A personality course will certainly help. Do yoga and meditation too. If the addiction is in any way covering up some deep-rooted pain, you need to work on that and clear that out of your system. I hope you are aware that people who are addicted are often spiritually bankrupt. It would be wise for you to touch base with your faith and turn to some spiritual exercises to reform your path on the right track. I am sure it will help. Do not delay any action by denial: a typical reaction of all addicts. It comes in the form of over-confidence, some arrogance, and denying the existence of any problem.
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I am 63 yes chronic sufferer of insomnia I b s vague fear anxiety depression. I b s rushes with urgency/can't reach toilet in time. No smell/taste. Facing all this from past 10 years. Losing interest in life. C B t/meditation useless. Want some medicine to stop immediately urge to empty bowels. Sometimes will not allow reaching bathroom. Please help me with good medicine for above.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 63 yes chronic sufferer of insomnia I b s vague fear anxiety depression. I b s rushes with urgency/can't reach t...
Please take Nux vom 30 - thrice daily for next 2 weeks and give a feedback. Take balance diet No food from outside If your are taking any medicines - that needs to be re-verified by your consulting Doctor if this requires any change. Take good sleep and think less.

I have a 12 year old boy with klin (chromosome xyx) syndrome. He cannot speak and walk. He can manage a wheel chair. Active to some extent. Only one testis is visible. Head is slight; y bigger. Fair and lovely. Where can I get right treatment for such a child and what is that?

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
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Please identify a multidisciplinary center near your place. They will provide remedial education for your child. If you can tell me the city you're located in, I can try to help.
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Off late, I'm suffering from restlessness/ anxiety and tension. I have also become fearful/ previously previously I was a bold and very confident girl. My confidence level have also dipped and I'm become very emotionally vulnerable and impatient. Please help!

BHMS
Homeopath
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Off late, I'm suffering from restlessness/ anxiety and tension. I have also become fearful/ previously previously I w...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your anxiety. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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