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Dr. Shivalingam

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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 am twenty two year old man. My body is always pain so I want to take some medicine. So please give the tips.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am twenty two year old man. My body is always pain so I want to take some medicine. So please give the tips.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and update.
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I am preparing for state PCs but could not concentrate please suggest some memory booster my age is 28 I am male.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
Dear lybrate user you can take following homoeopathic medicines to improve your memory 1- kali phos 30 2- anacardium 30 5 drop's each three times daily.
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What should be done to clear the speech if one has suffered a stroke and is still trying to recover after 14 months?

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. Welcome to lybrate. There is nothing much you can do in the given circumstance. Neurologists provide prescriptions and rest happens according to the severity of the stroke. Wait and be hopeful. Take care.
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I was addicted in tabacoo and also with alcohol which increase my interest in these addictions day by day, I want realise from this addiction so help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I lost someone last year and I am depressed after that person went from my life every day that person come to my mind more than 10-20 times. Its been 1 year 3 months and 21 days.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I lost someone last year and I am depressed after that person went from my life every day that person come to my mind...
Your loss is completely understandable. However with any such stress in life we need to learn to cope up and moron gradually. However it's eels you have been unable to do so. If you remain anxious and depressed and feeling sad for your loss even after 1 year of that trauma, you certainly need help. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist without much hesitation.
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My dad is 65 years old and he is suffering from parkinson's disease ,i have a doubt about this disease what is that, my dad always have pain in bones so that ,is it because of parkinson's disease and is it will affect on body bones?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My dad is 65 years old and he is suffering from parkinson's disease ,i have a doubt about this disease what is that, ...
Hello lybrate-user, Parkinson's disease is a type of neuromovement disorder coz of less dopamine in body so it cause problems in movement of body. Persons starts having trouble in walking, stiffness of whole body, doing his daily activities, slow in all kinds of actions. It also associated with psychiatric complaints And your concern abt his bone pains, which can be unlikely due to Parkinson's disease. As you mentioned his age is 65 yr, he could be suffering from arthritis. Please do check his serum calcium. Vit. D levels. And do his xray of the bones he is having pains. And refer back. Have a nice day.
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How I'll be increase my memory power? What have to do me? I want to memorize more knowledge.

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. Memory and mind power depends on understanding, retention and recollection. To retain anything in your brain, you need understand properly. To understand properly, you need proper concentration, interest and dedication. You must be serious about what you are doing. Vegetables, fish, milk, egg, nuts, cereals etc help brain active. Physical exercise, games, entertainment etc also plays a big part. I suggest online educational counselling. Take care.
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Hello doctor! I am cool minded but after a deceive by my close friend I have depressed. I can't study. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello doctor! I am cool minded but after a deceive by my close friend I have depressed. I can't study. Please help.
YOu control your mind by meditation and yoga and concentrate on your studies or else you will only suffer
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I am 31 years old. I get continuously smoking. But now I have an cough problem. I have control smoking. So what will do now?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is only the belief that you have controlled smoking: smoking is bad, period, whether controlled or not. You need to give up smoking forever and immediately. Even if your cough is not related to your smoking, that you have had this problem of coughing is of conncern and tobacco consumption will definitely aggravate it. The lining in the throat is filled with tiny hair like structures called cilia. Cilia are tiny hair-like organelles that reside on the surface of cells. There are two types of cilia: motile and non-motile. The former continuously move in a wave-like fashion in a single direction, while the latter function as sensory organs that respond to stimulus. The most common reason to suffer damaged or paralyzed cilia, however, is smoking. Normally, healthy ones in the bronchial tubes work in sync with specialized cells that produce mucous to capture and remove impurities from the lungs. Smokers, on the other hand, are subjected to about 7,000 toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke, including arsenic, methane, and carbon monoxide. This damages the organelles, and dirt, environmental pollutants, and toxins from cigarette smoke remain in the lungs. Furthermore, these toxins migrate from the lungs via the bloodstream to other organs. In response to the presence of excess irritants, mucous cells in the lungs become stimulated to produce more mucous than they normally would. Of course, with damaged cilia, the lungs have no means of moving the mucous out. This usually results in an unproductive cough. In fact, the damage caused by smoking leaves the smoker at significantly higher risk for frequent respiratory infections, or chronic bronchitis. Continued smoking may eventually lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema) or lung cancer. In fact, smoking eventually destroys the cilia, which may then be displaced by an excessive number of basal cells or squamous cells. Over time, these cells may become cancerous. They may also become rogue, escaping through lung tissue and invading other parts of the body.
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Bipolar Disorder - 7 Signs You Should Be Aware of

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Bipolar Disorder - 7 Signs You Should Be Aware of

Symptoms for Bipolar disorder varies from patient to patient. Bipolar 1 and bipolar 2 can vary in terms of signs and symptoms. Both diseases have a different set of symptoms and they are diagnosed according to the merit of the symptoms.

Bipolar 1
Bipolar 1 is characterised by a manic episode. This may be followed by a hypomanic or depressive instance. Symptoms of mania can cause major impairment in life and extreme cases may require hospitalisation. Bipolar 1 patients can suffer from psychosis as well.

Bipolar 2
Bipolar 2 is characterised by a hypomanic instance that lasts for at least four days and one depressive instance lasting for a minimum of two weeks. Bipolar 2 doesn’t involve a manic episode. Frequent mood swings and violent behaviour can be major challenge in a patient’s life.

Warning signs of manic and hypomanic behaviour:
a. Quick passing thoughts
b. Unusual talkativeness
c. Distraction
d. Increased social activity
e. Inflated sense of self-esteem

Symptoms of bipolar disorder

  1. Anxious distress: Apprehensions about not finishing a task on time, feeling of restlessness, feeling of losing control, difficulty in concentrating due to distress, fearing an awful event will occur in the near future, etc., are key symptoms of anxiety distress.
  2. Melancholic features: Patients suffering from bipolar disorder like to be left alone. They may not seek pleasure in any activity and even good things may not have much effect on them.
  3. Catatonia: This is a condition wherein, a person stops reacting to the environment. Not speaking and holding unusual body positions are some signs of these symptoms. There might be a tendency of mimicking too.
  4. Psychosis: This is one of the classical symptoms of bipolar disease. It is characterised by hallucination, constant depression and delusions.
  5. Seasonal pattern: There is a pattern of manic, hypomanic and depressive episodes throughout the year. The pattern might change within a month or season.
  6. Rapid cycling: The number of mood swings can exceed four or more times in a single year.
  7. Peripartum onset: This is a condition where bipolar disorder symptoms are witnessed in a pregnant woman during pregnancy or within the four weeks following delivery.

Symptoms in children: It is difficult to find symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and teens. Along with bipolar disorder, kids are most often diagnosed with other mental health problems as well. The problems can result from stress, trauma or chemical imbalance of the brain. Perhaps the biggest symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and teens are their frequent mood swings, chronic depression and feeling of despair. There might be a tendency of oversleeping as well. Reaching out to a doctor or professional help is very necessary for cases related to children and teens. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist and ask a free question.

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Dr. My problem is that I always remains in anger. Please give me best treatment than.

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 Anil, 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. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for further advice. Take care.
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If someone keeps speaking in whispering manner when thinking or memorising something . What deficiency or efficiency or problem of the brain does this show?

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
If someone keeps speaking in whispering manner when thinking or memorising something . What deficiency or efficiency ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. When a person speaks or murmur when in deep thought, it correspond to obsession. No mental disorders. The person should learn cognitive behavior therapy. Take care.
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My wife is having dementia. Please let me know the homeopathic medicines for curing her. She is being administered cali. Phos 30 and acid phos 30. Please advise me if you some other medicine will be more helpful.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Let me know few more details about her dementia problem. What is the origin? since how long she is having this? for what things in general she forgets r couldnot recollect? like is it for things where does she keep r for people r places etc? is there any h/o shock or disappointmnt or deep hurt in her life space? wgat kind of natured she is? very sensitive (/reserved/shy or rude n reactive? expressive or introvert? if you take appointmnt n explain, I could help u.
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Why does it happen whenever I go to my relatives house or party or nowhere I don't feel good as mera dimaag mere bf m lga rhta h bas mann krta h usk sth rhu koi aas pas na rahe kahi jaane ka mann ni krta kahi jao to aisa lgta h door hjaege even though mere ghr m he marriwh par I am nt al. Ol excited as mje kanpur jana h 2 days k liye but yai dimaag m h k door hjaege y this fear is dere our relationship is good I want to know what's the reason behind this?

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Advanced Diploma Child Guidance & Counselling
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Lybrate user it's k to have such feelings but at the same time you need to understand these feelings will not be helpful for your relationship only. These feelings seemed to be cause of some kind of insecurity or fear of loss. Try to identify the reasons for it. Discuss and communicate with your BF about this. It will help you. It natural to be with someone whom you love and continue to be with him forever. But at the same time v have other relations too. Those people also play important role in our life and need same amount of time and love. Nowadays v have technology in our hand which makes distance shorter. You wil be always be connected to your BF Through technology. There is also a famous saying distance makes heart go fonder. So this 2 days distance may increase your love for him and soon when you will be keen to meet him and will enjoy more. I hope these tips will help. Take care.
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I am suffering from weak memory and lack of concentration. Also sometimes I feel pain in abdominal area on sides, I also suffered from UTI some time back. Please suggest what can be the solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months and For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and Avoid spicy food in your diet
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I am 36 im having smoking habit this makes me evil but im not able get out this habit I want to become free from this. Is there any kind of remedies or medicine.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. 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. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I lost my love last month and I am feeling very depressed and I am not able to do my work. Please help me.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
I lost my love last month and I am feeling very depressed and I am not able to do my work. Please help me.
Sir go for a complete detox of your body with the help of ayurveda's panchakarma therapy. It includes abhyangam (massage with medicated oils) n medicated steam bath. This wud rejuvenate your body - improving your work efficiency and bettering your sleep. It will also strengthen your nerves and muscles. These procedures will take out the harmful toxins out of your body - cleansing your body. Also take shirodhara which would completely take the stress out of your body and you will feel light, fresh and full of energy. Strictly avoid all junks, oily -spicy food, pickles if you r eating, drink lots of water, juices or daily have fresh fruits. Try to keep your bowel clear.
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My friend's mother caught with his step father in the bed as his dad was a useless fellow. He caught them and asked one day to his mom why you are doing all this she said I want sex pleasure. Then my friend left from that. One day his mom at night slept with him and unfortunately he had sex with her then she is pregnant now. What should he do? his mom is happy about that but my friend is feeling so embarrassed about the same. Now she is forcing to have sex every time. She is 3 months now can you give suggestions for this in what way he can get out of this nasty situation?

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 , the best way to deal with the situation is to keep quiet. Your friend should stay away from this lady. If possible stay far away.
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Hello Doctor, My father is having blood pressure. Near about almost eight months ago, he faced brain swelling. Doctor said it was because of hypertension. Now he is taking tablets regularly, but he is feeling weakness. He is having frustration like feeling almost all time. I need your help on this.

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
Hello Doctor, My father is having blood pressure. Near about almost eight months ago, he faced brain swelling. Doctor...
Keep him busy. Let him join some old peoples club or some such place. Let him play with grand children if any. He may do some daily chore like bringing vegetables or milk. Leaving school going children to the school bus etc. Or picking them up when they return. In short he should be feeling important and constructive.
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I am feeling so depressed. I cannot concentrate on my study thinking that this depression effects on my nerve or not? Please help me what can I do at that moment. This is mental problem or neurological problem?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am feeling so depressed. I cannot concentrate on my study thinking that this depression effects on my nerve or not?...
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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