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Dr. Shivalangam

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Shivalangam Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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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 Lybrate.com.

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How to increase catching power?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear , I assume that you are student and by catching power you mean the grasping power of your educational subjects. The initial things you need to grasp what you read is' interest' in the subject and interest in your life. You need to understand the importance of education, approach it with enthusiasm and passion. You should recall, how you approach a game. You will be able to understand better and effectively if your approach is positive, enthusiastic and passionate.'effective learning methods' should help you. You may post a private question to me and I am happy to help you in all the way I can. Take care.
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She is suffering from severe leg pains from past 5 years.What should she do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
She is suffering from severe leg pains from past 5 years.What should she do?
pain is complex phenomenon, so there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, there is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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MY wife is a depression patient. For the last 27 years I have been suffering because she is always quarelling with me even for silly matters and cursing my brothers & sister even though they are not coming to my house. However she is very beligerent during the visit of her sisters & brothers. Of late she is highly in agitated mood and because of this I am unable to concentrate my job and often thinks why should I live in this world. She has been taking psychiatric drugs for the last 27 years. And I am at regular intervals taking her to a psychiatric doctor for treatment. Please advise me what I have to do in this respect

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Drugs only reduce or remove the symptoms but the underlying cause remains. Counselling will help her to get her to manage her anger and talking more sense fully. Yet I also see that you do indulge in quarrelling with her. Both of you need to see a marriage counsellor who will help you both to put forward what you actually expect from each other and who you really are and what you can realistically do in the marriage and what you cannot/ don' t want to do in the marriage. Often married couples have expectations of each other which the other person is not even aware of. In marriage 2 people bring together their individual personalities which has evolved over the years through personal experiences, values, attitudes, culture. Beliefs and judgements which can be often very different from each others. A happy marriage stands on the pillars of mutual respect, trust and open communication. It also needs a lot of self awareness and" other" awareness to work too. Compromise, adjustments, sacrifices are some other aspects that a marriage needs for it to succeed.
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My mom thinks more of every situations, she doesn't just ignore the bad situations so what should I do or how I should be with my mom.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
My mom thinks more of every situations, she doesn't just ignore the bad situations so what should I do or how I shoul...
It is not a serious problem. We all have the same tendency to behave like your mother in varying degrees. Some people are obsessed to behave to a larger extent. My suggestions are 1. Let her express as fully as possible the bad situstions she likes to talk about, by encouraging her showing interest and asking questions related to the topic, and let her write the same on a paper, but do not forget to draw conclusions from the above processes and to ask what are the benefits of spending some quality time in it instead of spending in some other positive activities. 2. Make her learn and engage in new a skill or hobby that she most enjoys which distract her from such obsessional behaviours.
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Any medicine s there to remember the things wch we read more dys r to improve memory power plzz inform me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, Loss of memory, Lack of concentration, aversion to study/ work, cause due to stress, pressure of work, malnutrition ,insomnia. Tk homoeo medicine: @ Anacardium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice.* Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,spinach, milk,almonds, walnuts,papaya. *Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your brain to restore concentration to your subjects./work. *Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients, protein, vitamins to nourish your body. *Your diet should b easily digestible on time.*ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d night. *Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol, late sitting on computer in d night. Report, wkly, > Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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I am 32 years old I have so many mental tensions, what can I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
I am 32  years old I have so  many mental tensions, what can I do?
Mental tensions are part of life. You need to understand your tensions and change your life style according to that. Exercises, games, hobies etc can help you.
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Hi am 24 years old. Am smoking since 2010. Now I am realized to quit smoking. I tried more than 10 times I was failed. Is there any medication to quit smoking. This time I will not give up. Please help me out. Thanks in advance.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You will need to visit a doctor for a prescription to quit smoking. Even if you have tried for a hundred times, do not give up. You must try and try again but at each attempt use some learning of the previous attempt and implement it. You will succeed in the end. Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. Smoking uses the respiratory system and gives you a faster kick. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke and chew tobacco: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga) or chewing, and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking tobacco. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I smoke n feel breath being choked most of the time . Also sputum formation is observed and tends to come out of mouth except nose.?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You have Smokers lung causing bronchospasm and infection. Stop smoking and take antibiotics and also bronchodilators inhalers. You need counselling.
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Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
FOOD THAT FIGHT STRESS
# GREEN TEA
# DARK CHOCLATE
# BLUEBERRY
# AVOCADO
# BANANA
# SPINACH
# ORANGE
# SALMON
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Now there are my exams and I feel very depression and there is also tension for it due to which I can't able to study properly.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Now there are my exams and I feel very depression and there is also tension for it due to which I can't able to study...
Dear Mr Ajaypal....take Homoeopathic ANACARDIUM ORIENTALE 200, 10 drops in a cup of water at early morning....Also take Homoeopathic GELSEMIUM 30, 10 drops in a cup of water, just before going to bath
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I am forty years old. I am suffering from body pains since last two-years the totally body will be have total pains. So I kindly request you sir.

BHMS, MD - Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
I am forty years old. I am suffering from body pains since last two-years the totally body will be have total pains. ...
There can be any problem ma'am. You have to consult a doctor. For some management you can start exercise in the morning at least 20 min, and avoid fatty and oily food, and tea.
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I am 26 years old I feel fear every time when I sudden see a person or going to do any work I live in a depression mode also my body get numb when I have some fear. I consulted once a psychiatrist he told me that I have multiple somatic symptom they prescribed me medicine but there is no improvement please help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 26 years old I feel fear every time when I sudden see a person or going to do any work I live in a depression mo...
Dear lybrate-user, somatization disorders take many weeks to improve. Probably in 3-6 weeks with sufficient dose. Because you are young, the psychiatrist would have started on a low dose. If you are able to tolerate it, he may increase the dose. You will improve with sufficient dose for sufficient time. Go back to the same psychiatrist. He may even change the medicine.
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Gets angry and panic in very little things. What should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Gets angry and panic in very little things. What should I do?
Dear, 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.For further assistance you can concern me privately.Take care.
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I am taking quetiapine for 10 years and I felt depression for 10 years. How can I get rid of it. I feel boring every time.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am taking quetiapine for 10 years and I felt depression for 10 years. How can I get rid of it. I feel boring every ...
You are being treated for a serious condition and must periodically get the medication reviewed. I am sure you are one of those who has not combined medication with therapy. This can make it difficult for you to recover well. Do meet with a counselor and develop certain coping skills and techniques which can substantiate the medication well for faster recovery.
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I often feel lazy and low. I do not feel like eating anything. This ia affecting my health. How can I enhance my mood and health?

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I often feel lazy and low. I do not feel like eating anything. This ia affecting my health. How can I enhance my mood...
You may consider increasing your weight. Make sure you have a sound and regualr 8 hours sleep. Drink plenty of water (at least 2 litres). You should not remain constipated as that will interfere with your food intake. Eat small amounts at regular intervals. Nuts, egg, meat, cheese, fruit juice, shakes, malted drinks are tasty and nutrient as well as calorie dense. At the same time these are not too filling.
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I have sore throat and I am not able to eat anything and even when I smoke I get coughs mostly dry coughs and even shiver wen smoking.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
I have sore throat and I am not able to eat anything and even when I smoke I get coughs mostly dry coughs and even sh...
Smoking is not healthy Mr. Lybrate-user, this leads to dryness of the mouth, nose and mouth mucosa are nearly same at the posterior end, and any symptoms of throat comes with symptoms of nose also dear sai the symptoms you are getting are due to dryness of the mouth, this is because of lack of mucus in the mouth which is protective layer of our mouth, and is being produced in the mouth by glands which will be helped by good and healthy blood supply to the glands, blood with good blood cells will take oxygen to the gland and gland works, they require oxygen in ample of amount, so if you do not take iron diet on daily basis than this will lead to less of mucus production and hence lead to dryness and thick mucus problem, this thick mucus leads to irritation in mouth hence leads to itching in the mouth, start taking good iron diet on daily basis, and shakes, avoid salty and spicy food. Cough is due to dry mucus stick to throat tissue.
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I have a severe headache and body pain. I have taken combiflam but no positive results are there. How can I avoid this?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have a severe headache and body pain. I have taken combiflam but no positive results are there. How can I avoid this?
1. Take one tablet of crocin advance as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest 4. Avoid stress and anxiety.
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Sir, I broke up with my girl 1 year and 6 months ago but still can not forget her what to do? this is harming my personal life also? Please advise.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sir, I broke up with my girl 1 year and 6 months ago but still can not forget her what to do? this is harming my pers...
Hi lybrate-user, you need to have proper counseling for the same. Break ups are tough and to manage your emotional well being is important. First thing to do is remove any painful triggers that you may have around. Try to be more active and social. See the bigger picture and realize if this break up will matter to you 5 years down the lane.
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Sir, I am 19 and all the time thinking about sex and libido since few weeks due to this not able to concentrate on any thing. I am feeling depressed and have headache all the time. Sir,so please suggest what can I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am 19 and all the time thinking about sex and libido since few weeks due to this not able to concentrate on an...
There is no need to be alarmed to this extent. Between the ages of 16 to 18 years (in your case it is delayed by a year or so), for a duration of almost exactly two years, all boys and girls will have a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Due to this hormone there are three identified effects, all because of this chemical: you will become sexually active; you will become aggressive and rebellious; and you will all suffer acne and pimple problems. You have no choice because this is a body clock mechanism that gets activated and over the two years that it prevails, it will gradually subside and return to normal. But during this time you could (driven by the hormones) do something inadvertent that there may be no turning the clock back. So you need to exercise control and channelize this energy through games and sports and hobbies. Also you would have developed secondary sexual characteristics and they seek to be used and seek fulfillment. Again this is not a problem but the drive can be very bad for those who do not have sufficiently well-developed value systems or a good conscience. These kids can lose control and become reckless. Most kids have a problem, like you do, around their sexual urges and may resort to acting out in the form of masturbation, pornography, and other sexual exploits. If you indulge in any of these you can get into a guilt trip or develop an addiction that may plague you for a long time. There is no threat to your mental well being. Your character will certainly be tested, and it will reflect your development in this regard. The best thing to do is to get a sex education from a counselor and ask all the questions you wish answered. Otherwise, you will want to experiment or seek information from your peers who are not adequately qualified to really do justice to your queries.
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