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Dr. Shivalangam

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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 38 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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Sir I am 22 years gent. I feel unhappy in home because past situations in my life remembered me unhappy. Sometimes I feel angry, frustration.past things comes in mind and feel me angry where I see that angry to my family members. Please give me a solution. Sir I faced some critical situations in my life. Thank you.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir I am 22 years gent. I feel unhappy in home because past situations in my life remembered me unhappy. Sometimes I ...
Hello, in majority of the cases, the main cause is stress which makes the people intolerant, short-temper and increases the irritability. Which makes their personal life difficult. Take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Management: there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress. Exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (the mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc. But first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc.
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In the morning when I prepare myself to go to office, my husband tells me about several outside jobs for which I get very disturbed. Sometimes, I scream loudly why he is irritating me with so many words. Kindly enlighten me some way to avoid this type of situation.

M.Phil - Psychology, M.A - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
In the morning when I prepare myself to go to office, my husband tells me about several outside jobs for which I get ...
It would be great if you could have a dialogue with your husband whenever you two have a light moment. Share him with your discomfort and suggest if you could do the same things in the evening or he can tell you a day before. Sharing your discomfort softly can do a miles in your understanding. Take care.
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When I get any news to lost anyone I gets very depressed for two or three months so what can I do help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
When I get any news to lost anyone I gets very depressed for two or three months so what can I do help me.
Dear lybrate-user. This is because of anxiety disorder and fear of death. I suggest you cognitive behavior therapy and counseling. Take care.
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I often get very angry and frustrated over petty issues. I am a college student, age-20, male. I really want to get rid over this issue.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi if you really need help, you need emotional regulation for which you need to take therapy. The reason behind your anger and triggers need to be understood by me. You can consult me. Till then, you can try deep breathing exercise. Distance yourself from the situation when you feel angry. count backwards 20 to 1. realize if this situation can be handled differently. Dont worry you can get over it soon. all the best :)
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1. He always playing game on mobile (around 18 hrs/day) 2 . He getting too angry with parents only. 3. He never like house food. 4. 1st and 2nd semester he kept 8 arrears What to do please help sir?

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. The reason behind his behavior is his hormonal imbalance and high hormonal activity and natural adolescent age period development. There is nothing to worry about these. These are normal signs, but he needs to be motivated. I suggest online counseling and motivation therapy. Take care.
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Hi doc I'm Jason I'm suffering from depression since quiet sometime I have tried counselling but did not help me I want to find a solution for my listed diagnosis and want to live a normal life.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doc I'm Jason I'm suffering from depression since quiet sometime I have tried counselling but did not help me I wa...
Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1.Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2.Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3.Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5. Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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I have been smoking for 3 years. On an avg at 3 cigarettes a day. What would have been its impact on my health.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Fortunately, almost all the damage by smoking can be reversed, if and when you stop and take measures to lead a healthy life of exercise, diet and rest. It is difficult to quantify the extent of damage but effects could be felt in your stamina, skin wrinkling, lung capacity, heart strain, eye damage, sexual erectile capacity, tooth decay and tartar buildup, foul breath, damage to the celia lining your throat, brain cells, and for some people the early stages of cancer promoting conditions, and a host of other problems. You are advised to stop immediately and abruptly.
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Dear Sir, I am addicted to tobacco. How I stop this. I want stop tobacco from my life.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear lybrate user, go for meditation to inculcate strong will power to quit, smoking. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Do not skip your meal take, homoe medicine @ caladium 30-6 pills, thrice aday @ nux vom. 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Please, report, fortnightly.
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My son is 15 years old and will be appearing board exams this March. We have noticed that in spite he is doing lot of efforts in his studies and even solving most of the papers right while at home but some how not able to give same result while giving his school prelims. So feeling slightly trusted. Should we consult counselor?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. 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 too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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I have been habit of masturbation . I mean I want to be each day sex. So how can I control this problem. So give me idea. Another way. In this future any problem. Of my family life.

Homeopath, Sagar
I have been habit of masturbation . I mean I want to be each day sex. So  how can I control this problem. So give me ...
Dear lybrate user mastarbation is a bad habit it will affect your married life in future stop it immediately
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I am 26 years old. I have a gf. N our relationship is going on from last 7 years. But in between a new guy enter from that time till now my gf is given proper response. When I asked her whether he or me. Then she replied there is nothing wrong between her. But she love which she mention her msg to him. After many intervention she said m with you I forget him. But the relationship is going smoothly. As we are both had a pressure of carrier. She never said I love you. What should I do? please give strong suggestions. Either I left her or not? I feel very low. I can't concentrate in my work.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
You seem to be feeling highly insecure in the relationship with your girl freind. May be you are feeling inferior for various reasons which has affected your confidence levels. Probe into youeself, check and find out the areas Which you feel weak about yourself. Strengthen them, also find out the reason why you are not able to get a job or build a career. Solve these issues and all the issues in your relationship will settle down automatically.
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I have a problem in remembering things mainly for studies whatever I study I do not remember it so please suggest some tips.

Dear Mr Akash....Take Homeopathic ANACARDIUM 200, 5 drops in water, thrice daily in empty stomach & Take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture ASHWAGANDHA Q, 30 drops in water, after meals.
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Sir mai jo bhi reading karta hu bahut jaldi bhool jata hu kya karu jisse jaldi na bhoolu.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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, I want to ask for my brother, he is 22 years old and assumes everything dirty and tries to clean it, he wash his hands almost 50 time a day after any work like wearing jeans. He cannot listen or even tries to understand anybody. Doing all his (veham). If anybody stops him he will tried to hurt and fight. Please help.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Hello, I want to ask for my brother, he is 22 years old and assumes everything dirty and tries to clean it, he wash h...
It is due to a sort of anxiety disorder called obsessive compulsive disorder which can be treated and kept under control to a great extent by some medicines and psychotherapy. Convince your parents and take him to a psychiatrist at the earliest.
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Depression in Women - Show You Care, Be Aware!

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mohali
Depression in Women - Show You Care, Be Aware!

Mood swings bother you and everyone around you!

Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness in life. When the "down" times last a long time or interfere with your ability to function, you may be suffering from a common medical illness called depression. According to research, women experience twice the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background. An estimated 1 in 8 women will face major depression in their lifetimes. Despite high prevalence rates people are reluctant to acknowledge clinical depression as a disorder that should be evaluated and treated.

Researchers suspect that, rather than a single cause, many factors unique to women's lives play a role in developing depression. These factors include - genetic and biological, reproductive, hormonal, abuse and oppression, interpersonal and certain psychological and personality characteristics. However, the stages in a woman's life can also subject her to depression- menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Given below are some of the signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing related to your life stage.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder - This affects around 3-8% of the women. In this behavioral changes are observed in women 5 days prior to the commencement of their menstrual cycle. The common symptoms are:

  1. Lack of interest in common activities, such as hobbies

  2. Moderate to severe feelings of tension or anxiety with low energy

  3. Mood Swings, such as feeling overly sensitive

  4. Moderate to severe feelings of hopelessness or depression, feeling overwhelmed

  5. Physical symptoms, such as weight gain, joint or muscle pain, or a headache

  6. Changes in sleeping patterns, such as sleeping too much or too little

  7. Changes in eating habits or food cravings

  8. Problems focusing or concentrating

  9. Unusual irritability or anger

Management:  Be calm and relaxed. Keep a check and monitor your cycle and emotional outbursts. If you notice some continuity it's important that you consult a specialist. Ignoring the issues can have an effect on your relationships. Be open and talk to your family and your partner about the same.

Pregnancy and Post Partum Mood Disorders- Pregnancy is a stage in which a woman's body is going through a number of hormonal changes. These changes can have a major effect on the mood and can increase the risk of developing depression. Even post pregnancy the risk doesn't end. The following are a list of symptoms. Be informed if you are pregnant or have just delivered a child.

  1. Lifestyle or work changes resulting in relationship problems

  2. Episodes of depression and irritability

  3. Feeling of lack of social support and lost feeling

  4. Mixed feelings about being pregnant

  5. Feeling that pregnancy has pulled you down

Please note that a woman can feel depressed during pregnancy and the feeling can become worse post child birth. It affects 10-25% of women in India. It's important to understand that it's not just you but your body that is going through change. Hormonal fluctuations, psychological pressure and social support all attribute to the same. Be open and consult specialists. Also, talk to your family and your spouse.

Peri Menopause and Menopause Depression- Risk of depression may increase during the transition to menopause, a stage called Peri menopause, when hormone levels may fluctuate erratically. Depression risk also may rise during early menopause or after menopause - both times when estrogen levels are significantly reduced.

Women need to aware that they are vulnerable to develop depression and need professional help to avoid it from causing personal and functional impairment.

Be informed and consult a Psychiatrist if you are experiencing any of the above.

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I am a lady 60 years of age and have a history of diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, and osteoporosis. Current sugar levels revolve around 240 and am taking insulin about 50 units a day. From the past two days I have a feeling of weakness and anxiety just as one would feel before taking a school exam. Blood pressure is keeping normal and I generally feel okay with the sugars revolving around the current levels. I feel as if there is a burden and a tension in mind but cannot figure out the specifics of that but the nervousness and the anxiety remain. Please advise any remedies, medicines, etc.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I am a lady 60 years of age and have a history of diabetes, arthritis, thyroid, and osteoporosis. Current sugar level...
Hi madam, do not worry. First you have got to learn to relax. As you are having all this problem that is the main reason for you tension, anxiety and nervousness. You need some relaxation therapy along with counselling. This is one reason and there might be some other reasons as well. First, I want to know you better so that I could help you better. If you want to undergo treatment, get back to me so that I could help you. Do not stop taking medications continue. Medications will control sugar level, thyroid and many more. In the meantime I want to attend yoga or meditation. Do some relaxation. Do not worry. Get back to me for further assistance regarding the same. Take care,
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I was a very bright student till high school and now I'm in college. I can't score like I used to and I feel very depressed because of my failures. I can't make myself and others happy and don't fit anywhere. I feel weird about myself.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was a very bright student till high school and now I'm in college. I can't score like I used to and I feel very dep...
College life is different. You might need some more time to adjust to the new enviornment and new subjects, new teachers etc. It is also important to see if you have chosen the subject/stream of your choice. If you do not find the subjects interesting it will be difficult for you to score good marks. Don't compare yourself with anyone else. Do not fall under parental or peer pressure. Set your own, realistic goals and try to achieve them. Also understand that failures are part of our lives. Your failures do not make you worthless. Do not worry about what others think about you. Have faith in your abilities and keep trying consistently. All the best.
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Certain times my brain acts brilliantly and some times it becomes dull. Such time I will not be recollect the words and fluency in conversation will be of great problem specially in public speaking. How to get over that and is it due to memory loss or alzheimer problem and how to get over it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Certain times my brain acts brilliantly and some times it becomes dull. Such time I will not be recollect the words a...
You need to be evaluated in detail with MRI brain, EEG and other psychological tests to determine the cause for the symptoms and then proceed accordingly. All the best.
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Hi how to reduce the stress of the day examination while prepared with all things due to this loose the confidence. Any solution regards this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi how to reduce the stress of the day examination while prepared with all things due to this loose the confidence. A...
First of all, the intensity of stress is in the perception - in your case, it sounds like the exam is the stress. Change your perception, there is no stress: it’s like looking at a glass half full or half empty. Apart from that, all your emotions need to be dealt with by expression i.e. you need to talk about the feelings. Then you need to exercise regularly, eat fiber foods (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables), sleep at least 8 hours every day, learn Yoga and meditation, learn stress management, and do a personality development course. Because you are into studies, follow a tight schedule, with good breaks and study habits. If group study helps you, do it with the right people. If tutoring is required, arrange for the same. These should see you through successfully without the stress.
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