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Dr. Shivalangam

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Dr. Shivalangam is an experienced Psychiatrist in Perambur, Chennai. You can visit him/her at G K M Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shivalangam on has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 44 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I have cold my body since two days and instant cough what should I do and also body pains.

General Physician, Gurgaon
I have cold my body since two days and instant cough what should I do and also body pains.
Hello, tell me answers of following questions 1. Is cough associated with throat pain ? 2. Is sputum is also coming ? 3.Do you have sneezing/nasal blockade/running nose And Follow advises given below 1.Take proper rest 2.lot of fluids and proper home made diet. 3.warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. We need to start antibiotics if sputum is coming with cough so tell me answers of above question than i will do further management consult me/ Physician for further management
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Sir, I saw a porn video in 2008.In my childhood days I used to worship with my family daily in evening to goddess. As I saw the video then during offering prayer to goddess that same video used to flash in my mind and thoughts used to come regarding goddess too. I started suppressing the thoughts but I became more violent. I was thinking that now goddess will become angry on me. I tried surprising but it become more and more deeply rooted in my mind. Then I have a constant headache, there after finger shaking started. Now presently on coming of these thoughts I become totally depressed. I am suffering from this problem since 9 years. I consulted a doctor he said ocd. Nowadays ,i do not suppress the thoughts so it became quite good and I am feeling very little good. So sir please suggest me the advises and if any treatment or medication is required. Should I do yoga with regards

Homeopath, Secunderabad
I saw a porn video in 2008.In my childhood days I used to worship with my family daily in evening to goddess. As...
Please understand that your own mind can become a friend and help you come out of this. You should try to change your overall outlook based on rationality and logic. So relax a bit and do all the best possible things that you can. Do not isolate yourself from people. Develop some hobby which makes you feel good. Do start your​ day with Yoga.(learn pranayam also as it can bring freshness into your routine ). You can also go for a brisk walk for 20 - 30 mins. If possible do it twice a day. Aerobics exercise does help relax the mind and makes you feel good. Once your self esteem is restored to its original status, you will feel better. It's all about managing your time in a good way and enjoying​ your daily routine. Strike a balance between your priorities in life and pleasures. Eat healthy food and avoid stimulants like tobacco and alcohol. You can later try Homeopathy which has no side-effects and can help you overcome stress in a natural way. You can contact me for further information about Homeopathy.
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Hi sir myself I am balaji I am from hyderabad let me explain my personal problem I have a suffering from body pains from last 3 months I can not not walk for long time so please get some suggestions. .Thank you.

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi sir myself I am balaji I am from hyderabad let me explain my personal problem I have a suffering from body pains f...
Homeopathic treatment calc fluor 6x 4pills 3 times mag phos 6x 4pills 3 times for 8 days and revert back for further treatment.
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Hi doctors, I am a 29-year-old girl. My main issue is irritable mood. I get irritated with very small matters nowadays. Not able to concentrate on anything. The things which I used to enjoy in life has become mute for me. I get angry on simple things. I used to relieve my anxiety or stress by shedding a few drops of tears, but now I have forgotten how to cry. I m going through a very bad state. I feel like everyone around me are not genuine. I am even having a lot of hairfall. Is this related to any hormonal changes or do anything to deal with depression. Please help me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Many times small things matter more to people and that is why it can be irritating if you see it going wrong. However, it's possible to understand and become self aware which will help you to respond rather than react strongly to situations. Your bad moods will affect other people around you and your relationships and work will also start suffering after sometime. Counselling can help you to become self aware and see which aspect of the situation is making you irritated and how you can respond positively so that your need is met and the other person is not hurt by your reactions. If you have any queries then you can contact me privately.
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I am 29 yr old man I have low memory. Many time I cant remember things and study which I read.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If your level of stress is too much it can affect your memory. You need to check that out and get some help and memory will happily return. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. 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, 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 the family goes for counseling.
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Schizophrenia was diagnosed a year ago, patient is under treatment of Oleanz (01 tab./ day ), condition is progressive with lot of improvement. Although we are regular in medicine, but we have heard that any gap of even one day in medication may cause a "relapse" is that true? We are under stress after hearing this, kindly guide.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, Thanks for writing in. Welcome to the forum. This is a commonly asked question and a very valid concern. Medicines for schizophrenia, to be effective, need to be taken daily. Frequent missing of doses will lead to a sub-optimal outcome. After adequate control, if the medicines are stopped for sometime, generally the symptoms do not emerge immediately and generally there is a lag period of few weeks to several months. But if symptoms are inadequately controlled, symptoms can re-emerge much earlier on stoppage of medicines, sometimes even in a few days. Coming to your specific question: Although advised to not miss even a single dose, it is only human that many patients occasionally miss a dose. However, if the treatment is mostly regular, and symptoms are mostly controlled, an occasional missing of dose should be of no consequence, and is a common scenario in clinical practice. So don't worry too much about it, try not to miss a dose, but if you do miss, it is ok, don't get too worried, be careful the next time. Take care!
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Dear Lybrate. Help me out. How can I concentrate in my studies. I can't remember properly what I heard in yesterday's class, but I know what exactly it mean and I can't able to think do same thing next day. How to increase my memory power. Thanks.

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. I can understand. Worrying about memory and being tensed anout education matters is the main culprit. The more you worry or be tensed, the more you forget. So stop worrying first. Second study with a systematic approach and pattern. Get enough rest and sleep. Exercise. Play games. Engage in social activities. Nuts, fruits and vegetables are good for memory. Take care.
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Patient suffering from depression does not want to see a doctor. There lies the problem. How to convince him/her that unless they see and discuss their problem with the doctor they cannot be cured.

Master in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Patient suffering from depression does not want to see a doctor. There lies the problem. How to convince him/her that...
Hi. Patient like this who are not willing to go, just tell them we are visiting a friend and will just discuss the phase we are going through.
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Heavy forehead blurred eyes intoxication like situation without drinking avoid light live in dark keep close lights during night in light feel dizziness it appears I would be faint Always sad feel like who am I why I am here Fear of death feel could not breath think hospital where I would get oxygen and would save my life I live with my family but feel alone feel something missing My three year old son comes to me I ignore him Restlessness helpless seems my life is out of control what would I do Neither I want to die nor live like this Thought comes I drink alcohol till unconsciousness and do suicide Please help me as I am suffering from chronic liver disease Is this problem related to liver problem or other I lost hope how I would get back in my life.

M.D in Psychiatry
Heavy forehead blurred eyes intoxication like situation without drinking avoid light live in dark keep close lights d...
With the available history of your symptoms looks like you have panic disorder. You may also be having some depression also. In panic disorder people have panic attacks lasting 15 to 30 minutes of symptoms like yours. That also have sensation of heart beating fast, trembling, sweating, set mouth, breathing difficulty, choking sensation, weakness, giddiness, urge to pass urine or stools. Along with this they become fearful that thry mat die then itself, of heart problem, brain disease. Consult a psychiatrist. He will treat you and you become fully ok.
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder - 8 Signs To Watch Out For!

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Narcissistic Personality Disorder - 8 Signs To Watch Out For!

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental syndrome in which individuals have their very own inflated feeling of self-significance, a deep requirement to be inspired and an absence of compassion for others. However, behind this cover of ultra-confidence mask, lies a delicate self-esteem that is helpless against the slightest criticism.

A narcissistic personality disorder causes issues in numerous areas of life, for example, work, school, relationships or monetary issues. Here are a few signs and symptoms that can show if a person is suffering from this disorder:

  1. Are highly reactive to criticism. People with this disorder are highly reactive to being criticised by the others or anything they assume is adversely affecting their identity. They get defensive when questions are posed.
  2. Have low self-esteem. This arena of their psyche is complicated because externally their self-esteem would seem to be higher and more guaranteed than pretty much anybody else's. They are continuously headed to justify themselves, both to others as well as their own self-esteem.
  3. Can be unnecessarily defensive and self-righteous. Anything said or done that they see as scrutinising their competence can activate their vigorous self-defensive systems. This is the reason why such a large number of non-narcissists have shared that it is so hard to break through to them in different situations of conflict.
  4. Respond to opposite perspectives with outrage. It is not specific feeling of dread or surrender that draw out their alleged narcissistic rage. These people respond with heated emotions when others convey their most profound insecurities excessively close to the surface. The reason that sentiments of outrage and anger are so normally communicated by them is because they hide feelings of shame and anxiety underneath it.
  5. Project others qualities, attributes, and practices they will not acknowledge in themselves. Since they are constrained to conceal their defeats, downfalls or shortcomings in their mental self-image, they routinely divert any unfavourable evaluation of themselves externally. It is difficult to break into the root cause of their aggression because their feelings are too underdeveloped to talk about it in matured terms.
  6. Have poor interpersonal boundaries and limits. It has been said in regards to narcissists that they cannot tell where they end and the other individual starts. They tend to see others as extensions of themselves. They view them as existing essentially to serve their own needs as they put their requirements before anyone else.
  7. Have an exceptionally solid feeling of privilege. They have nonsensical desires of getting good treatment by others or others complying with his or her desires.
  8. Need sympathy. People with this disorder are unwilling to perceive or relate to the sentiments and needs of the others.

My question is that I am in love with two person first one from my 9th class and 2nd one is in my college and I love both of them. I have drunk bear 5 days earlier and now my condition is I have heaviness in my head and chakkar also. And sometime I forget that what I have told to other people and I am not afraiding from anyone and told all secret of everyone to others. I am talking about periods against everybody. Please tell me suggestions.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My question is that I am in love with two person first one from my 9th class and 2nd one is in my college and I love ...
As you have understood the after effects of drinking 5 beers at a time, avoid drinking them together. Same is applicable for your love life. Choose the best of the two and emphatically tell the other about your feelings. Though you can not completely get rid of guilt. Be mature in future as your careless attitude can lead you to bigger trouble.
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Stress & Sex Life - Any Relation?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
Stress & Sex Life - Any Relation?

Ejaculation can be considered premature if it happens within 1 minute of penetration or if you are unable to control your ejaculation. There are several reasons that can contribute to premature ejaculation like performance anxiety, excessive excitement, relationship issues and hypersensitivity of the skin. To treat premature ejaculation, it is important to determine the cause and stress that can be a potent reason that is preventing you from 'lasting' long. Premature ejaculation can be life long or acquired.

The effects of stress on the mind:

Stress can create havoc in your life and it is closely related to sexual dysfunctions. It is caused not only by rigorous emotional turmoil, daily factors like work or school can also lead to continuous stress, which may pile up to have a profound effect on your mind and body. Stress tends to alter the brain chemistry by triggering hormones like Cortisol, Norepinephrine, Serotonin and many others that signal the nervous system and endocrine to put the body in a state of anxiety which leads to weakening of the ejaculation reflex arc.

The effects of stress on the body:

Increased level of stress causes the heart rate to drop and the body is stimulated to produce excess blood sugar, adrenalin and chemicals. If your stress is caused due to work, your body will respond to it by diverting blood towards the important organs like hands and legs and your concentration might also improve under stress. However, stress can diminish your ability to enjoy sex, heighten your sensitivity to stimulation and pain and increase impotence.

How stress causes premature ejaculation?

Stimulation of the sympathetic nerves and hormonal imbalance caused by stress create an urge to ejaculate. Generally, this urge is enhanced by mental and sensory stimulation till orgasm is reached. One is likely to engage in sex with an amplified urge to ejaculate because the nerves have already been exhausted which leads to an early climax. Men with premature ejaculation has shown significant impact on self esteem and self confidence and many people confirm high levels of anxiety connected to sexual or intimate situations with a partner.

In a recent-published survey investigating the female partner's perception of premature ejaculation and impact on relationship break ups, relationship quality and sexual satisfaction among females, many of them confirmed that premature ejaculation was the main reason for break ups.

Hormonal disturbances in Thyroid, Prolactine, Erectile dysfunction, Penile anomalies, Prostate disease, Lower urinary tract infection can also cause premature ejaculation.
 Reducing stress is an important step to cure premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation can be treated with medications, counseling, diet and exercises. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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Hi from last 2 days I have continuous headache, feeling uneasiness, with body pain not able to focus on work. Apart from that have the acidity problem and get the boil near anus once in two months. And also feeling of having the short breath problem. Is this due to continuous travel and climate change. Habit of smoking no drinks and purely Vegetarian is the diet.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hi from last 2 days I have continuous headache, feeling uneasiness, with body pain not able to focus on work. Apart f...
Should stop smoking Stress patients worry too much. No need to do so. Relax Nothing is going to happen to you. Take regular exercise daily Stop alcohol and smoke No need to worry. Take nexito 10 mg daily Yoga and breathing exercise All the best.
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Hello doc. I M 31 yrs, not happily married lady for 9 years (I think or may be I M ). We live alone because of his job. I don't know what's going on in my life. Ours is a love cum arrange marriage. For some reasons (fear of pain) we haven't have sexual relationship yet. We have a lot n lot n lot of arguments n fights with each other. There is no single moment when we don't argue or fight. He is in railways so remains in Train because of his running duty schedule. He does this so that we have less fights. He drinks a lot. Whenever he is here at home he only drinks n watches TV. I know he has no affair out n he loves me a lot. But he never shows. He abuses me too, shouts on me which I can't bear. Then I also shout n then arguments start. I am also a working lady. On job, I remain happy with my school students n colleague friends. Bt as soon I come home everything changes. We don't spend time with each other at all. We don't talk much except arguments n some daily routine talks like khane me kya banau, Chai banana etc. That's it. I try to save my marriage our relationship but nothing is working out. What should I do I don't know. Fact is this also that we can't live without each other bt we don't live peacefully also. We don't have a normal married life. Consequently, I remain stressed, lost in my thoughts. Suddenly starts crying when I M alone or lost in my thoughts or I watch something emotional on TV or around me. Because we have no kids yet. I hesitate in talking with my parents n other family members as they ask about kids. Which is natural N right on their side. My family n my world has limited to only my school life my work my students. That's it. I want to extend it. I don't know how to make my life natural like other couples. Like discussing about our lives, job future, problems, solutions etc, spend quality time with each other. Which we don't do. Pls suggest what should I do? Pls Help me.

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
Hello doc. I M 31 yrs, not happily married lady for 9 years (I think or may be I M ). We live alone because of his jo...
Hi lybrate-user, Be relax. You are in stress and going towards the depression. Due to this your relationship will be effected. But the main problem is not having baby. Stress and depression can be the cause of infertility .but don't worry there are so many therapies for you .like relaxation, yoga, counselling etc.
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My mother underwent Burhole surgery for SDH after an accident in July 2016. She was insulin dependent diabetic for the past 15 years and also hypertension patient. Previously she was under medication with ecosprin, statins along with anti hypertensives and diabetic medication. From the last few months after discharge from hospital, She had been under medication with levetiracetam 500 (Twice daily), Metosartan 50 (Twice daily), Syndopa 110 (1/2 Tablet twice daily), Human Mixtard (20 units twice daily, Glycomet GP2 (twice daily) and Nexito forte at bedtime. Till recent past i.e up to 03/12/2016, she was given Colihinz 400 in the morning along with Clobazam 5 in addition to the above drugs. Though she is recovered on physical side, There has been continuous agitation, aggression and hallucinations, She feel as if she sees persons not present before us, feels as if hearing voices and sounds not heard by us. She fears of the traumatic incidents in respect of her relatives, snakebites or somebody belonging to offspring is attacked etc. She suffers from exertion and tremors at that time. Now most of the this condition is being observed. Is there any medical treatment for bringing her out of the hallucinations.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My mother underwent Burhole surgery for SDH after an accident in July 2016. She was insulin dependent diabetic for th...
Following head injury, behavioral changes or changes in personality are quite common. She seems to be having some psychotic symptoms. Please take her to a neuropsychiatrist immediately. with the right medication it is likely her symptoms will improve. Given her significant medical and surgical history, it is recommended that she is assessed in person rather than taking advice online.
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Tightness in left chest area and shoulder from several days and my doctor did ecg one month ago and he said it's fine and he came to conclusion that it's muscle related and I was experiencing muscle spasm. There is lots of stomach and heart burn. I'm extremely terrified by this and full of anxiety.

Physiotherapist, Noida
Tightness in left chest area and shoulder from several days and my doctor did ecg one month ago and he said it's fine...
Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily.
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6 Ways To Help Your Child's Language Development!

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
6 Ways To Help Your Child's Language Development!

The role of parents in language development of children is a primary one. Basically, it will be a one way communication as babies will not respond, but that should not deter you from speaking to them. It has been shown that talking to children early on helps them to talk faster and learn more words. The number of words a child hears is directly proportional to the amount of vocabulary he/she will be able to master.

6 ways to help your baby learn speaking:

  1. Let them listen a lot: Children learn speaking by listening first. So more and more words they will listen, so do they will speak. Make sure your child comes in contact with children in the peer group and plays with them as with the help of their friends they can learn many words.
  2. Read a book: You should start reading to your child as early as possible. The type of book is not as important as you may use, various touch and feel books such as graphic novels. Initially, you may start with board books and then move on to picture books and finally to story books. It helps in increasing the child's vocabulary.
  3. Talk as much as you can: Part of a child's ears and brain that respond to sound are developed since birth, so even though talking to your baby may not make much sense, talking to them enhances their development of speech. The infant absorbs the words which facilitates speaking.
  4. Look for cues: If the child is interested in something such as a book or a toy, then engage with the child on that subject. Encourage him/her to ask questions and interact as much as possible. These interactions help in enhancing the child's language skills.
  5. Limit television: Using television to teach vocabulary to your child is not as effective as talking directly. The primary reason is that characters in television do not react to your child's cues. This does not allow the child interact, which results in reduced language learning.
  6. Treat ear infections early: It is important to treat ear infections early as this causes hearing problems which in turn delays language learning. Consulting a pediatrician to get treatment for ear infections of your child is advisable. You should see to it that the child is being administered medications at regular intervals.
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Hi doctor. Meri. Shadi ko ek saal hogya hai. Muje apne in law's ke ghar bahut ghutan hoti hai. Mera vaha rehne ko Mann nhi krta. Muje esa feel hota rehta hai ki unke dabaav mei reh rahi hu. Muje kuch samaj nhi aata. DiMag to ek trah se band hogya hai. Mai kya kru.? Pls help me.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi doctor. Meri. Shadi ko ek saal hogya hai. Muje apne in law's ke ghar bahut ghutan hoti hai. Mera vaha rehne ko Man...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of aspen + 4 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut . Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping. If any problems consult me online.
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I'm suffering from mental depression. Not able to study. Not interested in doing anything. How can I get out of it please suggest.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I'm suffering from mental depression. Not able to study. Not interested in doing anything. How can I get out of it pl...
You have to go and consult with a psychologist soon. And you can do breathing exercise and relaxation exercise to feel yourself stress free. When you feel stressed take some deep breaths and think about your qualities and how you use them beautifully and intelligently. You can do meditation also for 5-7 min. Daily. It will keep your mind relax.
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