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Dr. Shanti Karunakaran

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Shanti Karunakaran Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shanti Karunakaran is a trusted Psychiatrist in Chetpet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shanti Karunakaran personally at Prashanth Multispeciality Hospitals in Chetpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanti Karunakaran on Lybrate.com.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Autism

BHMS
Homeopath
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The human brain is a unique and intricate organ, which performs many functions both consciously and subconsciously. However, during the formation of the brain within the mother's womb, the slightest of changes can cause damage to it, which manifest in many forms after birth. One of the forms it may manifest in is Autism.

What is Autism?
Autism, sometimes also classified as part of the Autism Spectrum disorder or ASD is a disorder of brain development, which will affect a child's capability to interact socially, in communicating through verbal and nonverbal means as well as exhibit repetitive behaviors. Some severe cases of these behaviors may also result in self-harm as well.

Other than this some other characteristics may be:
1. Major to minor difficulties in motor coordination
2. Intellectual disabilities
3. Attention problems
4. Gastrointestinal problems
5. Sleep related problems among others

How homeopathy can help
Conventional medicine is mostly used to treat some of the symptoms but is never used to cure or provide remedies for autism. A proper professional homeopath will be able to guide you to get the best results for your child and reduce all the problems of autism, if not outright cure it. Some of the medications that could be used to treat autism are as follows:

1. Carcinosin - This is very helpful in children affected by autism who are talented, but are obsessive, compulsive, stubborn and also have sleep related issues. These children may also have addictive disorders.

2. Agaricus - This medication is very good for children who may be mentally and physically awkward and show symptoms like indifference, muttering, talking, shouting or singing but not answering to direct calls or questions. Agaricus is very effective for children who suffer from involuntary jerking when they are awake.

3. Cuprum Metallicum - This works wonders when the child is being very obsessive, angry and is inflexible, tense and is very aggressive towards their parents. Some of these children may even exhibit malicious behaviors and are usually averse to touch or being approached.

4. Androctonus - A child or a patient who tends to swing wildly from a stable good mood to a destructive mode can be calmed down or evened out by Androctonus. These children also exhibit behaviors of suspiciousness and quickness to act on their compulsion.

5. Helleborus - This is a very effective medication when the child is slow and under active and seems to be depressed most of the time. Some of these children may also have muscular weakness and helleborus is very effective in treating them.

These are only a few examples of how homeopathy can provide remedies for your autistic child and thus is an effective solution. However, you may need to consult a homeopathic doctor who can tailor make doses and medications after diagnosing the specific symptoms that you child may be having.
Homeopathic Remedies for Autism
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I have lot of anger please help me because of my anger I have lot of pain in my mind whether the situation is big or small I start shouting?

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, welcome to lybrate. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for further advice. Take care.
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Iam 25yrs old I daily smoke 8cigarettes. I want to reduce this smoking number how should I do?

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Replace smoking with higher taste like" transcendental meditation. When you get higher taste, the lower taste of intoxicants like nicotine would no longer be able to distract you.
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I'm siddaraju and I'm working for an IT company and day by day due to the daily stressful work I feel like my mind sharpness of Solving a problem was no that gud. And if I think more I felt like exhausted and and confident these days. A bit of scary hides in me all the time if I try to find a soln to a problem. Pls suggest me how to get rid of this problem.

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Homeopath
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I'm siddaraju and I'm working for an IT company and day by day due to the daily stressful work I feel like my mind sh...
Hi dear lybrate user, you r over burdened, pressurized due to work load, resulting with, stress, insecurity, anxiety. * please, follow the under noted tips: you hv to fight with d prevailing condition, you can not run away d problem, its d part of your life * go for meditation to inhale oxygen to calm down your nerve, to ease your stress, anxiety & insecurity. * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins which you skip, usually. * take, your breakfast lunch & dinner, easily digestible in time. * avoid, dust, smoke, alcohol, smoking. *ensure sound sleep for 6 hrs in d night. *homoeo-medicine * @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice. @ kali phos6x-4 tabs, thrice. Report, fortnightly.
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Hi sir, im 22 years old. My pennis size is tooo small (1.5 inches flaccid) when compared to others and erected size also too small about 3-4 inches and girth also so less. I'm getting depressed every time when I see it. How can I overcome this problem? I had a surgery to my pennis when am 10 years old.

MBA (Healthcare), M.D (HOMEOPATHY)
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Hi sir, im 22 years old.
My pennis size is tooo small (1.5 inches flaccid) when compared to others and erected size a...
Dear patient, most common conditions of sexual activity are pre mature ejaculation, erectyle dysfunction & micro penis (small penis). The main symptom of premature ejaculation is an uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after intercourse begins. And erectile dysfunction, or ed, is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. Common causes include, habits, drug addiction, excess of masturbation during childhood, poor nutriiton, stress, anxiety. Most successful treatments for all the above mentioned 3 problems, include both correction of life style & diet, and proper consumption of homeo medicines till completion of course. 9 out of 10 cases now, responds well to morkoprad energy pills, which are completely natural and safe. Try this formula and revert back with result. Take care.

Hello there, I am 20 years male from Mumbai I sleep a lot. Is there any medicine which can help me to sleep very less. As I want to study for my exams.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist
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Hello there,
I am 20 years male from Mumbai I sleep a lot.
Is there any medicine which can help me to sleep very less...
6 hours sleep is a proper sleep in your age if you sleep more then it & you have need more time study than make a routine for sleep & go for a morning walk daily. It gives you freshness & healthy mind to study hard. If there is any problem you can contact to us.
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I can not brush my teeth completely because of vomiting. This is not because of alcohol etc. It is a permanent problem. I have never had alcohol. What should I do? Does it have any solution.

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General Physician
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I can not brush my teeth completely because of vomiting. This is not because of alcohol etc. It is a permanent proble...
This seems to be due to acid reflux I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1. Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2. Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5. Avoid excessive tea, coffee, avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food 6. Do not postpone breakfast 7. Avoid excess citrus fruit 8. Avoid smoking and alcohol 9. Regular physical activities 10. Meditation meditation can be started after further consultation.
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My Son is 13 he is arguement alot he annoying alot , very stubborn pls suggest how to tackle him

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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What is the correct age of the child? What is the real scenario and since when? Have you seen any other doctor prior? Contact me and I will try to help you. Jawaliag@gmail.Com
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I am 45 years old female. Unable to accept the "NO" Too many expectations from individuals, Lot of regrets about past. Always finding faults with others and self sympathy. Always expecting the recognition in personal life and as well as from professional life. Unable to control the emotions. Met with an accident and head was injured in 2012 and unable to get the smell. Used Nurokind tabs. Brenotec ayurvedic syrup.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist
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I am 45 years old female. Unable to accept the "NO" Too many expectations from individuals, Lot of regrets about past...
You have nailed it yourself. Expectations" all regrets, guilt, fault finding is due to the belief that you are the captain of your ship! which you are not! can you give up this belief? it would be nice if you take a detailed counseling! all the best.
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I m taking beta cap tr 20 at morning for tremor but still getting shocks. librium 10 fr anxiety little help. But my sex desire is very low any extra medicine to be add in please guide

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
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I m taking beta cap tr 20 at morning for tremor but still getting shocks. librium 10 fr anxiety little help. But my s...
Hello, persistent feelings of anxiety, dread about illness, bad health, negativity, stress, loss of interest along with few other symptoms like feeling low or sad, constant tiredness, feelings of loneliness, helplessness & sleeping difficulties is suggestive of depression. Now, the simplest solution to depression, tension, anxiety & similar problems ; is a proper course of medicines & certain lifestyle changes ranging from as simple things including a proper course of medicines to get rid of this problem plus meditation & daily 30 minutes jogging to more complex things as structured diary writing, thought recording etc. Good luck!
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How can I stay free from tension?

Ph.D, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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How can I stay free from tension?
Be away from the materials which worries you and concentrate do one thing at a time if not possible try to learn to say no or not possible or willing do spent at least 10 minutes for relaxation daily of same time avoid anger and stress to anyone or anything as you should remember happened is happened can't come back past and proceed further all the best

Sir/Mam Meri age 23 year old hai. Mujhe gussa bhut aata hai, jiski wajh se kae baar mai dusro se lad jata hu, mai koshish to krta hu, but agar wo cheez /baat dubara happened hoti hai, to mai out of control ho jata hu, sir ye meri bhut badi weakness hai, Please help kre.

Professional Certified Coach, Ph. D - Psychology
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Hello there are few specific techniques used in positive psychology to help you change any behavior. First of all you must realize and accept that any change will require efforts and time. There are no magic pills when it comes to behavior change. You need to practice patience and persistence. As a human being we have immense potential within us. I am sure once you are determined to make positive change with proper tools, guidance and support you would be able to attain your goal. Also it is always more effective if we put a goal of achieving something in stead of not having something. So think about what will happen when you are not agree. What will you gain when you are calm and in full charge of your emotion and action.
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What are the symptoms of depression and what can we do during we feel depression.

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist
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What are the symptoms of depression and what can we do during we feel depression.
Symptoms of depression are low mood loss of interest feeling guilty low self esteem poor concentration forgetfulness loss/gain of weight insomnia/hypersomnia loss of energy loss of libido ideas of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness suicidal ideation and attempts loss of appetite management. If you are severely depressed, then, immediately consult with a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist.

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Adding magnesium bath salts and essential oils in your warm bath relieves stress, pain and soreness, and detoxifies your skin.
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Hello Dr. I always feel depressed, tensed irritation and serious looking at everything I do not know what to do ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Hello Dr. I always feel depressed, tensed irritation and serious looking at everything I do not know what to do ?
Sounds to me like you are into an anger related depression. If you have not been on medication and you want to remain so, you will have to work very hard to recover from this condition. You must first of all seek the help of a counselor, ideally. If that person thinks that you need to meet with a doctor you will need to do so and cooperate right through. 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: find someone to love and to love you back, if you are not already married. 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 facing problem related to concentration of semen some time it becomes dilute what should I do, to maintain it constant?

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. The quantity and viscosity of semen depends on many factors including your body's hydration level, stress, frequency of masturbation or sexual intercourse etc. I assure you, quantity or viscosity or semen never determines the quality or sexual performance. Don't worry about it and take care.
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I've been using marijuana for past 5 years, I'm trying to quit it now, it's almost been two months since I smoked last. I feel depressed now a days, feels like there is no point in doing anything, what can I do to overcome this?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
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Since you have smoked it for five years, you need to meet a psychiatrist for de-addiction. Medicine+exercise+yoga+right diet+ counselling will help you to lead a successful life.
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How mach alcohol can someone over so safely drink, and does aur tolerance change with again?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist
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Dear , one should not take more than 60 ml of alcohol per day. Over intake of alcohol is responsible for brain damage, muscles damage, hands and feet's tremble. And yes, the tolerance will automatically change.

I am 30 years old male, md microbiologist, shy, reserved and anxious type of personality, suffered from anxiety and depression is on sertraline 50 mg od feels always drowsy, kindly suggest any other therapy.

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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I am 30 years old male, md microbiologist, shy, reserved and anxious type of personality, suffered from anxiety and d...
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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