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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 Lybrate.com.

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Hello sir, I am 21 years old. Nd m really stressed about my lyf. It's like I stay irritated and frustrated the whole day. I've become a very short tempered girl. I cannot control my anger. Kindly tell me something to get over this stress. Reason nd issue cannot b disclosed here.

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Hello sir, I am  21 years old. Nd m really stressed about my lyf. It's like I stay irritated and frustrated the whole...
When our mind is hooked into past it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I am losing my temperature shortly pls help me out with that n m going to kick of my self pls help me out with that.

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Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I suggest anger management therapy. Take care.

When I study, after 10 minutes in regular study I starts getting sleep.

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Dear, Unable to study or memorize properly, cannot recall, no concentration, these kinds of troubles occur with everyone who do not use 'éffective learning techniques'' and they usually blame their concentration and distraction. First of all you should pretty much interested and positive with your education and the material. Any person will not able to continue reading from a book more than 20 minutes, because of the limitation of our attention span. To improve your attention span, you have to be creative. Creative learning methods like teaching, imaging, art etc improve your grasping capacity and makes it easy to recollect during examination. These techniques are many and are collectively called 'éffective learning techniques''. Use them systematically. Let me know if you want more of my help in this matter. Take care.

I feel fear for all to face my life. Drive bikes also. Sometimes I am the most nearest person in the world. I am so soft. I want to be live bold. How s it possible. Pls help me.

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I feel fear for all to face my life. Drive bikes also. Sometimes I am the most nearest person in the world. I am so s...
Your problem may be arising from low self-esteem. Instead of avoiding the fearful situations/persons/activities, you can try to face them gradually to the extent of your tolerance level. That is the only way to overcome fear. A psychological counsellor can help you improve your self-esteem and reduce your irrational fears by applying counseling techniques such as graded exposure, cognitive behaviour therapy etc.
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I have started developing sexual feelings for my mother. Since im single for a very long tym now. Nowadays I have started taking care of her, helping her with everything, staying and spending more tym with her besides sleeping with her in the night. I have alot of sexual urges. I even fantasize me n her making love. Please help.

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I have started developing sexual feelings for my mother. Since im single for a very long tym now. Nowadays I have sta...
Dear lybrate user, please understand certain things first! you are only 21 hence you need not say/think that you are single for a" very long time" 2. Even if you have achieved full sexual growth, this is your age to concentrate more on your studies and career. 3. There has to be some strong reason why you are having sexual feelings towards your mother. May be your father is absent from your life, may be your mother looked at you as her support and crossed her boundaries or she is looking at you for support and loves you a lot and also thinks that you are still a child and is treating you like that. But she may not have any sexual feelings towards you. Please understand that each relation is enjoyable and is healthy only when certain boundaries are maintained. Understand your relation with your mother and maintain your boundaries. You can masturbate to satisfy your sexual needs, but fantasizing sex with your mother will very harmful, emotionally for both of you. Please understand that if you just keep imagining things like this, one day you might do it actually, in the spurt of that moment and then you will carry huge shame, guilt for the rest of your life. Now, it is advisable for you to keep some other women to take care of your mother. You need to stay away from her. Stop sharing the same bed. Spend more time with people of your age and who have similar interests. Try to find a life partner of your age and enjoy life.
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Dear sir/ madam I am 46 years old guy and have ocd issues (washing hands) I have worked for 3 1/2 years all put together since I passed my diploma in mechanical engineering. I am unmarried and desperate to marry too. My issue is I have very poor memory and concentration I have ocd as mentioned before I have inferiority complex I lack confidence I would like to gain confidence which affects me a lot. Due to above issues I am unable to perform on the job I request you to suggest me accordingly.

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Some quacks in the forum who do not know anything about OCD r advising as I see. OCD is due to serotonergic transmission changes in the brain (mind). It is diagnosed by a psychiatrist, treatment involves both medications and behavior therapy. So kindly get your symptoms evaluated by a psychiatrist, and he will guide you what to do. All the best.

Sometimes I easily forgot the terms when I study or I do not easily recall the names of persons I met before, maybe I have now a memory loss problem, can you recommend to me a medicine preferably herbal that can help improve my memory loss problem?

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Consult with a neurologist near by you. Do some brain exercises try to keep yourself calm and energetic with some breathing and relaxation exercise. Eat all night socked almonds daily. A herbal syrup I can suggest you is (shankh pushpi from baiydnath). If you want any other help you can contact us.
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When I have alone. Many thinking will come in mind and mind will disturb. How to consider the mind on one place or think.

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When I have alone. Many thinking will come in mind and mind will disturb. How to consider the mind on one place or th...
Start practice of pranayam and meditation. Keep gut clean by tarunikusumakar chooran once a week at night. Take brahmi, jatamansi, shankhpushpi herbal powders of good quality and process it with antioxidants herbal juices like amla. Report every two weeks. You may get combo from us too.
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I am unable to control my impatience, anger and anxiety, as a result I make the life of people around me difficult. I do not think my expectations are unrealistic. It's just that I do not tolerate chalta-hai attitude. People feel that I go into minute details. But then quality comes with details. Maybe I'm failing to carry people with me.

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You probably are a high achiever, and do not like and perhaps cannot even tolerate people who are lackadaisical. While that is a good thing for you, people are all born and bred differently. A good leader is the one who can tap into each one?s capability and get the best out of them, not the best you want, necessarily. So it depends on the kind of people you have, and the ideal technique would be to bring the best of each individual, within their capacity. Impatience, anger and anxiety have never brought about harmony in work situations to produce the best. You must love your people and with love much more can be achieved. When you over-detail, you lose the larger picture. That is where you may be getting caught up with the minor steps, at the cost of the end result. There has to be a discrete blend between the process and the result. You cannot be stuck in one end or the other. You last statement is quite revealing and a very honest assessment: you have got to carry people with you. I think it is in Howard University that you are greeted with a huge banner that reads something like this: ?The bottom line of any organization is its people? In people, it is through good relationships. If you build good relations while getting work done, everyone will go home satiated and the work will get done excellently: details and large picture too. You seem to be the common factor, where the problem probably lies. If you don't believe me, then have an open discussion with the workforce and find answers. You may even discuss my response, to stimulate some openness.
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I am 20 year old male suffering from severe anxiety problems sometimes from last 4 months after suffering from gastritis. A anxiety generally start at evening. Not able to focus and cut it down. Do not want to take antianxiety and antidepressants. Any solution? please help.

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I am 20 year old male suffering from severe anxiety problems sometimes from last 4 months after suffering from gastri...
Dear , denial won't help. You have gastritis which is an outcome of general anxiety disorder. You are a young boy, take lead and see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Mindfulness cbt will certainly help you. Ensure you exercise and yoga.
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What should my daily intake of calories be? I am 19 year old. I don't indulge in heavy activities. I am rather more into studies. What should be my daily calories intake so that I can remain fit.

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What should my daily intake of calories be?
I am 19 year old. I don't indulge in heavy activities. I am rather more i...
Dear lybrate user. You are just 19 and why do you want to worry about calories. Eat well, play well, sleep well and study well. That will do. Take care.
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My brain nerves are weak I fell as if am in dream As the temperature increase brain gets heavy I feel distorted from reality Present treatment from Max Hospital Please help me out with the matter Taking medicine from 1 year last I feel very tired World seems foogy Totally confused and can't pass a single day without medicine.

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My brain nerves are weak
I fell as if am in dream As the temperature increase brain gets heavy
I feel distorted from ...
Hello, it is the outbreak of internal disorders which may not be corrected by external medication. So you should go through a proper characterized homoeopathic case recording for your internal disorder which will give your natural look. May registered through Lybrate immediately.

Why is that,I have thought which have never happened or I feel it has happened and the people involved have a different story. Also meaning of word I remember are drastically varying.what is the problem with me

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Why is that,I have thought which have never happened or I feel it has happened and the people involved have a differe...
Hi my dear friend you are assuming things. Always think before you talk. I think there is a problem with your understanding things. Your interpretation of things are wrong. My friend act slowly but positively. I will prescribe you some flower remedy available in all homoeopathy shops. Mix 7 drops of cerato + 7 drops of gentian +7 drops of aspen + 7 drops of larch + 7 drops of star of bethlehem + 7 drops of schleranthus. Mix these with 50 ml water and take every 12 hours for 2 months. You have to develop confidence and strong will power in yourself. Ok do not worry. Everything will be all right.

How does mental stress affect your life. What are the best ways to get rid of mental stress.

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How does mental stress affect your life. What are the best ways to get rid of mental stress.
Mental stress do changes our body's internal immune system as well as weakens our ability to fight with stress. You can do meditation and yoga practices along with pranayam to reduce your stress level.
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CANCER FACTS

20% of all cancer death are smoking related.
70% of all lung cancer death are smoking related.
There are 10 lack cancer patients in India every year.
5 lacks die every year due to cancer in India.
Cancer is curable if detected early and proper treatment taken.
Cervical cancer can be prevented by vaccination.
Quiting smoking can make a big difference in cancer incidence.
Quit smoking.
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At what interval stress test can be done after a satisfactory stress test report. I have heard that stress test is a best indicator of cardiac Heath. Please inform us the at what interval one should go for stress test?

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At what interval stress test can be done after a satisfactory stress test report. I have heard that stress test is a ...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This is very helpful for you.

Can I be father of a child while on medication for anxiety? i am on prestiq 50mg.

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Can I be father of a child while on medication for anxiety? i am on prestiq 50mg.
Anti anxiety drugs decrease the sex drive and decreased sex drive naturally will decrease the ability to achieve orgasm. But if you are able to have sex and achieve orgasm then possibility of pregnancy (becoming a father) is also normal.

Hello doctor. I have mental stress, so i am unable to concentrate with my studies. Tell about yogas to reduce my mental stress.

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Hello doctor. I have mental stress, so i am unable to concentrate with my studies. Tell about yogas to reduce my ment...
Not only Yoga, there are so many things for you to explore to deal with the stress and as well as to concentrate. Here are some things you can do to be calm and to get back your concentration and memory: 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 am 24 years old, bellow middle class ordinary guy. My dad left us when i was 10 years old from that my maa took our responsibility on her shoulders she didn't even afraid about future she is working as a tailor till now. And I just need a secure life to live better. I completed my M. Sc then I prepared for competitive but I didn't concentrate well. Most of the time I live in my dream life. Its very different from the reality. I just want to live in that kind life like a big shot I wants to work in a creative field like writer or something but I don't know how could i? Looking at my family I have to earn money for our daily needs but i am responsible guy in the society. But I don't want to compromise I wants lead my life like a rich personality. Doctor please suggest me what should I do now?

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I am 24 years old, bellow middle class ordinary guy. My dad left us when i was 10 years old from that my maa took our...
Like you aptly described it you are living in a dream world. Your mother has done a marvelous job and you should not let it all go to waste by living in a fantasy world. Wanting to be rich is not a bad idea but expecting it to fall in your lap is just not on. All rich people have worked hard, and some of them without qualifications. You on the other hand are well qualified and you now need to go out and face the world. May be mom has been too protective around you and you have become lazy because of that. Plan your every day and chalk out a course of action with long term goals, and set up the short term goals to achieve those major objectives. I also suggest that you do an aptitude test and seek career guidance from a counselor to identify what you are made for and get serious about attaining them. The best reward you can give your mom is to give her a new lease of life: she is the one who should now live a life of comfort and enjoy your earnings. This cannot be done by living in an unreal world.
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From childhood I am suffering from throat infection. I have also operated my tonsils but still after 5 years I have frequent throat infection so my question is that I am a frequent user os antibiotics medicine and recently I came to know that antibiotics can cause mental problems and in my case I am also feel depressed from childhood some times I also consult a psychiatrist so is there any possibility of linking of these two problems.

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From childhood I am suffering from throat infection. I have also operated my tonsils but still after 5 years I have f...
Hi antibiotics cannot cause mental problems. Be positive and think positively. Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of pine + 3 drops of gentian + 3 drops of willow + 3 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.
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