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Dr. Shivalingam

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Shivalingam is an experienced Psychiatrist in Retteri, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shivalingam at Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shivalingam on Lybrate.com.

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I just touched my penis to her vagina but she was wearing an underwear is there any chance of pregnancy? And I wiped out my pre-cum. Under a lot of stress. Please help!

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I just touched my penis to her vagina but she was wearing an underwear is there any chance of pregnancy? And I wiped ...
Dear Zeeshan. Welcome to lybrate. From the given information and circumstances, there is no remote chance of getting pregnant. Pregnancy happens only when your sperm travels into the vagina of the female. Take care.
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Doctor I have some communication problem due to uncontrollable saliva generated in my mouth. So others can't hear my words clearly. And I can't speak some words also. How can control saliva?

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Speak slowly. Hold a clove or elaichi in it mouth initially and suckle on a toffee slowly you will be trained to limit is saliva. Also show a dentist to correct the underlying cause of access saliva.

I am 22 year old girl I am having continuous body pain and feel very lazy so why is this happening and also I have a bone damage in my leg big finger we have concerned Dr. for that but still its not getting well and it is having swelling on that so please suggest what to do.

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I am 22 year old girl I am having continuous body pain and feel very lazy so why is this happening and also I have a ...
Do take balanced diet and hyderated avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do take ust and laser therapy for pain relief for 7 days followed by mobilisation exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.

Memory is getting weak day by day, I am not able to memories the things and forget very early, please suggest me.

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At your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please inform me take care.

How can i leave smoking?

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Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you? re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse? no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn? t easy. But it? s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.

Hi, I am 66 years old. Suffering from depression for loss of my wife. Staying alone. Less sleep. No urge to live. Stress reducing medicine. Do exercise for 1 hour.

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Hi, I am 66 years old. Suffering from depression for loss of my wife. Staying alone. Less sleep. No urge to live. Str...
Dear madam, I am sorry to hear about your loss. You are suffering from grief and possibly clinical depression. There are a number of steps that are crucial to recovery from this. First and foremost is to understand at an emotional level that the loss is real and irreversible. Many a time we tend to hang on to what has been lost but that only prolongs one's agony. Next step is to share your pain with others, your loved ones. It is a terrible error to keep the feelings to oneself and suppress them. They will eventually come out in an abnormal form. Third is to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones. Meet people, don't withdraw unto yourself. Even if you dont feel like, go out and take a walk. Finally, although it may sound cold and rude, one must try to move on with life. Things and people come and go from life, that is a fact which cannot be denied. If you find all these to be overwhelming, antidepressant medicines can help.

For Boosting up your Child's Memory Power.

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1. Install 2 drops badam rogan oil in each nostrils at least once a day.
2. Mix 4-5 drops of badam rogan oil in warm milk daily. This would also help to remove constipation in children.
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I am always so tensed due to my personnel problems. Stress make me so angry. I am not feel comfortable pls help me. If there is a solution forward to me.

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I am always so tensed due to my personnel problems. Stress make me so angry. I am not feel comfortable pls help me. I...
Hi lybrate-user, you need to practice deep breathing. Deep breathing can be a great way to manage anxiety during or before social situations. Deep breathing can help reduce the physical symptoms of your anxiety, many of which are a result of breathing too quickly. Do breathing exercises everyday so it becomes second nature and comes naturally when you're in a stressful situation. Breathe through your abdomen, not your chest. To do this, lay on the floor or sit straight in a chair. Place a hand on your chest, the other on your abdomen. As you inhale, the hand on your abdomen should move while the one on your chest stays mostly at the same place. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. Hold for a count of 7. Exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of 8. Gently contract your abdominal muscles to get all the air from the lungs. This is extremely important. Complete 5 deep breaths. Try 1 deep breath per 10 seconds. Apart from this, consult a psychologist and discuss your issues in detail to get help and rid of stress. All the best.

I am 52 years old having thyroid from 8 years ,taking regular medicine of thyroid but these days I am suffering from body pain from head to toe almost every week. I have to take nucoxia pain killer for this . and thyroid is also normal. What could be the reason for this and what should I do?

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I am 52 years old having thyroid from 8 years ,taking regular medicine of thyroid but these days I am suffering from ...
Lybrate-user, if hypothyroidism is well in check with tsh around 3 to 4 milli units/l most symptoms related are almost fully controlled. If still pain persists it is better to get uric acid checked, to see if it is high (>7 mg/dl). Another important aspect is to regular exercise, particularly both aerobic activity and strength building, that will help in controlling body pain. Taking pain killers often is not good. Thanks.
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Medicine of ocd. My wife wasting too much water on washing wall, door, pipes, electronic items. And force to children do same please consult the best medicine.

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Sorry to hear about your family's problems. While the symptoms do definitely sound like ocd, I suggest you get a detailed evaluation, both for confirmation of diagnosis, as well as identification of commonly coexisting conditions, if any. For example, around half the people with ocd also suffer from depression, which warrants special attention. Additionally, medication prescribed for ocd depends on individual patient profile, something which can be determined after evaluation. This needs to be done to ensure suitability and tolerability of the medication, and to minimise side effects. Also bear in mind that treatment success rates in ocd are highest if both medication and psychotherapy are combined, and family counseling also plays an important role. Kindly seek a consultation with a psychiatrist for proper addressal of the problem.
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I get angry very soon nowadays though I used to be normal before and bcoz of this I have frequent clashes with my mom and I lost my dad when I was 3years old Please give me a suggestion to control my temper.

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It seems that for one or the other reason you are accumulating stress and in that stress your behavior is less than what you expect. This could be due to some change which happened recently in your life or might be due to our modern life style which causes this stress. It could also be due to change in your life. And you might not know what direction your life might take turn if you have finished your study and either looking for a work or life partner or some profession course. Or it could be for any other such reason. When we are stressed it is natural for us to feel lonely, feel sad and down and at times feel irritated, frustrated and get angry. As we take time out to do so many thing in our daily life we also need to learn how to take care of our inner self. How to nurture and grow our true self. Following tips will help you rebuild new response when you are stressed. Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. 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. As a positive psychologist and a certified life and wellness coach I would be able to help build resilience and confidence to take on life and learn how to excel in what you do. I also offer 3 to 6 months program where we need on a weekly basis to work towards your goal achievement. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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I have been facing somewhat depression. Unable to concentrate on particular thing. Lack off concentration. Have low fitness to do works. Please suggest me for all of these issues.

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I have been facing somewhat depression. Unable to concentrate on particular thing. Lack off concentration. Have low f...
Hi Take brahmi vati...smriti sagar ras and praval panchamrit..make its powder and mix it.....then take these medicines with honey twice a day...1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....do pranayama early morning for freshness..avoid oily food...junk food.....avoid alcohol consumption...eat green vegetables.........walk for at least 45 minutes a day .
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Do alcohol, drug abuse or masturbation kill brain cells? Can dead brain cells recover?

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Do alcohol, drug abuse or masturbation kill brain cells? Can dead brain cells recover?
Dead brain cells will not recover. Alcohol and drugs, when overused, can cause brain cell damage. When a person drinks till he is sloshed, for example, 10000 brain cells can be damaged forever. Masturbation is not known to cause any brain cell damage.
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Hi, i've a healthy relationship with a guy, but m really worried abt him, he is always saying things like I feel ionely, not loved and that no one cares, no one understands, he has suicidal thoughts sometimes which makes me very frightened and I really want to help him, what should I do?

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He may be going through some emotional turmoil or some professional difficulties. Have open communication with him about it without giving any advice and just listening to him. If there is nothing like this, he may be just going through low phase where he wants more attention and support. Don't let him feel like a victim, which he already does. He is just feeling pity for himself which needs to be stopped.
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I have memory loss problem. I don't remember things for long time. Please toell me what should I do? Please advise.

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Dear, memory loss problems are due to old age, dementia or amnesia. You have not given your age, but I assume you are not aged or have amnesia. There are memory tests available to determine your memory. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I am happy to help you. Take care.
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How to increase brain capacity.

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Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I shall provide you with easy and effective learning methods. Take care.
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How to control anger?

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Although the senses require a certain amount of satisfaction, unless regulated they become like wild horses, forcing one to obey their whims.

Craving the objects of their satisfaction, the senses take control of the mind and intelligence, leading to frustration and anger when their impossible demands go unmet.

From this anger, delusion arises, and from delusion, bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, human intelligence is lost, leaving one in a hell of irrational behavior.

As fever is a symptom of some disease in the body, anger is a symptom of ongoing material hankerings.

Just as treating fever alone will not cure the disease, treating anger without understanding it to be a symptom of lust will not extinguish the unwanted behavior.

To conquer anger, we must first ask how we shall conquer lust.
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My son is of 17 years old and he only listen to his friends and not to parents. We had taken him to a counselor but not had any impact on him. So give some suggestions via he can listen to parents.

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My son is of 17 years old and he only listen to his friends and not to parents. We had taken him to a counselor but n...
Hi, as your son is in his" teens" which is very crucial time period for him, there are hormonal fluctuations which he is going through and at the same time, you do have to guide him properly so that he shouldn't get spoiled in bad company. The important point here is, you should have patience and a good communication with him, just break the ice and make friends with him so that he could able to confide in you and start sharing the things openly with you. But listen to him patiently even if he is going in wrong direction because building up that faith and confidence in you will let you hold his hand and take him in the right direction!
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Hi I have some problem about chewing tobacco in mouth I have very serious problem so I do not know what do do I can not eat properly due to tobacco so pls tell me what to do.

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I have some problem about chewing tobacco in mouth I have very serious problem so I do not know what do do I can n...
Listening to your symtoms it looks like you are developing a condition called oral submucous fibrosis. The treatment of patients with oral submucous fibrosis depends on the degree of clinical involvement. If the disease is detected at a very early stage, cessation of the habit is sufficient. Most patients with oral submucous fibrosis present with moderate-to-severe disease. Moderate-to-severe oral submucous fibrosis is irreversible. Medical treatment is symptomatic and predominantly aimed at improving mouth movements.
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I prepared for all test but slowly slowly I forgotten 75 % answers. What is reasons for that?

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Revise each topic many times. Recollect after few days and write it. Again revise if you have forgotten. Then it goes to long term memory.
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