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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
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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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For about 10 days am feeling too much pain in the legs, back and half of my head maybe due to acidity / gastric problem as my tongue is also white and tastes awful. Kindly suggest a remedy.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
For about 10 days am feeling too much pain in the legs, back and half of my head maybe due to acidity / gastric probl...
Aman deep lybrate-user Since there is no fever ,take things easy .you are probably having indigestion causing gastritis and acidity and white coating on tongue .the underlying factor can be viral infection .since you are having body ache and pain in legs .take tab crocin tab after meals .drink plenty of water and soft diet .take rest and if need see your physician for check up please.
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Hello docs! I had smoked weed (marijuana) and it wasn't my first time but dunno what happened that day suddenly I got so scared due to too high and I couldn't control. Since next morning I started feeling afraid and scary and my heart beat pounding too fast and I feel my hands and legs would shake. My mind is full of scary feelings and my left top side of chest start paining. I had gone for cardio and everything came clear. I feel pathetic about my condition and just wanna cry out loud. The pain is also not going. It reminds of that event again & again and I feel pity. The cardio doc had prescribed beta-blocker for a month but still I have pain in the top left side of chest and scary feelings.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Thrissur
Hello docs! I had smoked weed (marijuana) and it wasn't my first time but dunno what happened that day suddenly I got...
All stimulants causes nervous excitation, its virulence and finally followed by exhaustion. Drugs that are harmful always do quit it. Being healthy physically and mentally is not easy now a days. People are vexed, fed up and get lot of negative emotions makes weakness both mentally and physically. Remember - "Every (and Any) problem have its on solution in its tail end. So Please don't get upset with problems. Try to understand it. .Think wisely, Analyse and do the solution very confidently and slowly. This makes you proud and happy on You. Take Nux Vom 1m night when going to sleep for 2 days. It will do.
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This is a psychiatric or psychologist problem. I had a serious crush on a girl. When I met her she was in depression and had committed suicide attempts several times after her boyfriend broke up with her. I asked her to be my gf and she agreed. I thought I could love her to help her out if this misery. But its been 2 months, she says she loves me but not as much as her ex. She cries daily for sometime and misses him. But feels like she cannot live without him and will die without him. Sometimes she says he has recovered 80% and sometimes she has only 20%. I do not know what to do. I am damn serious for her and I love her. But she is serious for her ex. Now her ex wants her back What should I do to get her out of her ex? Or is this ever going to work?

P G In Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBA
Psychologist, Nagpur
This is a psychiatric or psychologist problem.
I had a serious crush on a girl. When I met her she was in depression ...
Hello Lybrate user, YOu are very serious about the girl but she is not because you have loved her without any conditions but she came to you for the reason to forget her past. In case you want, she should come to you then first you have to accept her unconditionally with her love towards her ex and also show her how much you care and also strengths of your personality. Strenghts like your care, your emotions etc. But apart from this fact, you have to befriend her before making her your GF. THe first step is Friendship. These could be a few ways that can be done to make her understand you better.
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This is Surabhi. My days are getting worse to worst I am unable to come out from those negative memories of my life that are continuously making me feel low and depressed, tell me doctor how to come out of this depression.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is Surabhi. My days are getting worse to worst I am unable to come out from those negative memories of my life t...
You have to practise mind control, meditation, yoga and see. If not relieved you have to take medicines
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Anger Control Tip of The Day - "Once You're Calm, Express Your Anger"

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai

As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but non confrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them.

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I am a 25 years old from Bangalore I am a drug addicted person I had been using smoke cigerate gutkas pan etc I want to leave everything what medication an procedure should I used.

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. Addiction is abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am 25 year old I am suffering from depression I complete btech in 2013 but could not get job My family is also in problem due to me please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 25 year old I am suffering from depression
I complete btech in 2013 but could not get job My family is also in p...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This remedy will be helpful.
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I can't sleep because I still remember her. Even little things somewhere find associations with her. She cheated on me with her boss while I was busy making a life to be together with her. I'm broken completely mentally. I cry almost everyday. I can't get her out of my head. I have tried forgetting her but it just does not happen at all. I left my job in another country to be with her in India. And this is what she did to me. I've abused her after I found out, but even that isn't liberating enough. I'm broken down completely. Help me get out of this. I am only 26 and a huge career ahead of me. I need to take care of my parents too. I can't get her feelings get in my way. I've tried a lot. Help me forget her. Please I beg you.

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
I can't sleep because I still remember her. Even little things somewhere find associations with her. She cheated on m...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Love is deeper and more emotional than any other relationship. That is why forgetting is trouble. Recent research shows trying to forget worsens your agony. Therefore don't try to forget. Keep those memories. Let those memories come. Learn to enjoy them. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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Suffering from fever since yesterday morning. Having too much body pain. aNd acute stomach pain.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Suffering from fever since yesterday morning. Having too much body pain. aNd acute stomach pain.
Take balanced diet and hyderated Avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things Do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly
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If we are stressed can our mind affect functioning of our other organs, like heart, stomach, etc. Is this happens due to inactive lifestyle or it is a kind sickness?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
If we are stressed can our mind affect functioning of our other organs, like heart, stomach, etc. Is this happens due...
Yes it can very much affect. Our stress levels have direct impact on our health and body organs in the form of aches and pains etc.
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I have an attention and anxiety issue for as long as I can remember? are there any tests that can be done to check for adhd and other issues?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Please relaxed and de-stress there must be life and parenting issues. Can you elaborate a bit more of your trouble so that right treatment can be suggest.
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How Insomnia Influences Your Emotions

M.D Psychiatry , DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How Insomnia Influences Your Emotions

There is a distinct relationship between sleeping disorders and your emotional health, both influence each other. Insomnia is a common sleeping disorder, which is generally caused due to stress and tension. Depression and anxiety also account for insomnia. It has been proven by research that people who experience sleeplessness or cases of insomnia are at a higher risk of depression and similar psychiatric disorders.

Insomnia is an important factor which causes depression and many people affected by it commit suicide. Researchers have found dysfunctional activity in the area of the brain where emotions are processed and regulated, among people with insomnia. Their study explains the mechanism by which insomnia affects and influences emotions in people, which leads to depression and other disorders.


The ways in which insomnia affects your emotions

  1. There is a clear difference in the brain activities of people with insomnia when compared with normal people who get good sleep. There is usually a great difference between the activities of the amygdala, which are neurons in the temporal lobe of the brain. The amygdala is very important in regulation and processing of emotions.
  2. Insomnia disrupts the ability of the brain to process negative emotions.
  3. Neural change and problems with regulating emotions are also caused because of insomnia.
  4. Insomnia disables the ability of judging or sensing any kind of emotion by looking at the face of a person. It is difficult to judge emotions such as anger and sadness in people suffering from insomnia. This impairment occurs more in women.
  5. Insomnia and similar sleeping disorders affect our inhibition and disrupt our impulse control mechanism. An insomniac person is likely to develop increased impulsiveness to negative stimulus.
  6. People suffering from insomnia develop a perception towards negative stuff and perceive most things in a negative way, rather than looking at the bright side which a normal person tends to do. People affected by insomnia are characterized by a negative mood and are pessimists in nature.
  7. A sleep deprived or insomniac patient shows greater activity around the limbic area of the brain. This is the area where major emotional regulation and processing are undertaken.
  8. A person suffering from insomnia develops a cranky personality. The patient is in an irritable mood and is triggered by the slightest and pettiest of circumstances. An insomniac patient is also characterized by swinging moods, high temper and general fatigue, which result due to lack of sleep.

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder which directly affects a person's emotions and the processing and regulation of emotions. There is a direct and important link between insomnia and emotional disorders. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Need help for stop alcohol suffering form depression also start drinking in 2001 take baclofen go to aa meetings but not benefits.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Need help for stop alcohol suffering form depression also start drinking in 2001 take baclofen go to aa meetings but ...
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each some wi other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap ne for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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Hi Doctor, I am 30 and off lately I have noticed that I do not get the same erection of my genitals, the way I used to get couple of years ago. I do not have any pre diagnosed issues or tensions. This is bothering me now and sometimes I get tensed if I think about going on dates. Even after I get an erection, I lose it within minutes. Can you help me with my concern. Thank you.

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
Hi Doctor, I am 30 and off lately I have noticed that I do not get the same erection of my genitals, the way I used t...
You must have over consumed or over masturbate your sexual strength. You must take following steps to recover. 1- leave masturbation if do 2- do not watch pron movies. 3- take nutritious and healthy diet 4- avoid fast food, spicy , and oily food. 5- may take ayurvedic medicine for strengthening your sexual strength to a grater level. 6- do abdominal crunches, leg raises ,push ups 20 nos each and yoga . 7- add up salad as staple in your food.
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Today been diagnosed with bipolar and now have to stop taking cit and start on new meds so the journey begins all over again and still off work so all in all the mountain summit is getting further away.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
It is very important to get the right diagnosis once it is done now you should go ahead with medicine you will start feeling better with this in time.
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I have been suffering from fever, cold and body pains. I am an asthma patient. I have taken paracetamol but there is no change in my condition.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I have been suffering from fever, cold and body pains. I am an asthma patient. I have taken paracetamol but there is ...
Please take following medicine:- Arsenicum Album 200 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I get very short tempered and feel irritated since few months. What can be the reason?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
If this short temperdness and irritation has been there recently, then there may be something which is not going your way. If this is the case then (1) you can either, accept the situation, and lower your expections.(2) you can communicate your problem to the concerned person and sort it out.(3) it might be related to health problems then visit a doctor.
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How our memory power can be increase? Or which are the reasons that cause the decrease of our memory power? I think before I had a nice memory power before. But now my memory power has been reduced. What is the reason? Please help ME.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu feel memory is reduced because you may be over worked with other thought and the memory may seem reduced when you try to recollect something. Keep mind calm. In young age as you are there is no other reason for reducing memory. I can tell some tips for remembering. 7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Hello doc I'm a mother of 35 days old baby girl becoming father my husband behavior has changed towards me and I feel lonely as I had love marriage and now everything my husband love n care has vanished towards me don't know why. What shud I do n thanks in advance.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello doc I'm a mother of 35 days old baby girl becoming father my husband behavior has changed towards me and I feel...
Hello lybrate-user, Post partum blues are common. During that depressive phase, you feel everything has vanished. You also feel that your husband has changed. He has to change, because he is not only a lover or a husband, but also a father. Post partum blues are common in fathers also. Please consult a psychiatrist or ask your obstetrician to refer. It is a completely treatable disorder with antidepressant tablets and counselling for hormonal changes and responsibilities of mother.
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What is binswanger's disease? Somebody I know is having it. Been told that it is not alzheimer. So then what is it? Person looks like having dementia like symptoms. We are at loss. Should we also consult a psychiatrist here?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
What is binswanger's disease? Somebody I know is having it. Been told that it is not alzheimer. So then what is it? P...
Binswangers disease is also called subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy. WhereasAlzheimers disease is a cortical dementia binswangers disease is a subcortical dementia. Brain has outer grey matter and inner white matter. Binswangers affects white matter. It is of vascular origin. Infarcts of blood vessels supplying white matter produces this disease. Language and calculation are affected later than in Alzheimers. Proper treatment of hypertension and diabetes prevents this disease. One should have proper exercise.
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