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Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Chennai

12 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan MBBS, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Chennai
12 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Periyar Nagar, Chennai. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 12 years. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - Psychiatry . You can visit him at The Psychiatric Clinic in Periyar Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sivabalan Elangovan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Trichi Medical College - 2005
MD - Psychiatry - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 2011
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Indian Psychiatric Society

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I have been suffering from anxiety for last few days and was having sleep related problems. So I consulted a neurologist. And he prescribed nexito forte tab. To me. After having it for 2 weeks my anxiety problem was gone. But after a few months the anxiety problem is coming back again. So should I continue having nexito forte? Does it have any side effects?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Tablets will only remove the symptom and not the underlying cause. Anxiety is worrying about the future and not feeling prepared for it. You can talk to a counsellor who can help you to feel more prepared about the issues which make you feel anxious and help you find your strengths and work upon your limitations. It will also help you assess situations more objectively, weigh the pros and cons of each option and help in wise decision making. These skills will help you to tide over any future situations also which could be potentially stressful for you.
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My mom is suffering fron depression and constantly fights with my dad. She is a passive smoker and one of the doctors on Lybrate said she might be suffering from schizophrenia .my dad has taken alcohol from relief from all the stress. Please give me a solution as I'm kind of broke.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom is suffering fron depression and constantly fights with my dad. She is a passive smoker and one of the doctors...
You should take mom to see a doctor and determine whether she has depression or schizophrenia and then get the right treatment for the condition. Dad is not doing anyone any favors by drinking as a solution and must seem in control of the situation. If mom is a passive smoker, are you suggesting that dad smokes too? The passive smoking is not the problem in this situation for mom. There are more serious concerns and you people must seek professional help and soon too. If mom has schizophrenia, then this involves long term treatment and a lot of adjustment from the others. Anyone else becoming dysfunctional or is using inappropriate behaviors to cope with the situation are all adding to the woes.
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My brother is suffering from psychiatric problem(Schizophrenia) since 25 years. Medicine is continuing. His behavior is like normal, but he is purchasing news papers and wrtting in news paper for whole day. No improvement brought over that. Can You suggest how to escape from that.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your brother is obviously not on a rehabilitation program of occupational therapy. Mere medical approach will not suffice. He needs to know how to spend his time productively; and his mind and body needs to be engaged in some useful manner. His mind is already busy with disturbing thoughts and it needs to be distracted and focused in activities that can train the brain to trigger more healthy neuronal pathways and thus become a healthy person. He may ideally contact a psychotherapist for this follow up. Additionally, I could suggest some exercises that he could do to serve the same purpose. You may contact me if you need them.
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I am feeling very tired since 2 days and also having some cough and cold and sometime body pain What should I do. Please help me.

Doctor In Alternative Medicne , MBBS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I am feeling very tired since 2 days and also having some cough and cold and sometime body pain What should I do. Ple...
you only need to be worried if fatigue and low immunity are a usual occurrence for you. Then you'll need to look into improving your food habits. Wish you a speedy recovery!
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Whenever I see my sister in law (bhabhi), I always thought of having sex with her? How to attract her towards me? What to do to make her act first? I want her to start?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Whenever I see my sister in law (bhabhi), I always thought of having sex with her? How to attract her towards me? Wha...
Hi my friend I will advice you not to take such a step as she is your own sister-in-law. Better stay away from this. I want you to treat her with respect. Control your mind.
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A girl has cheated me as she was sexually physical with many guys and I was unaware of it. Few days back I came to know about it and I am in depression and I was having very strong bonding with that girl. Life is impossible with out her. Please suggest some ways to overcome with it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
A girl has cheated me as she was sexually physical with many guys and I was unaware of it. Few days back I came to kn...
See having sex between adults is a matter of choice. If the girl had sex with many guys, it s her wish. If you are not comfortable, stop the relationship and find a girl who suits your needs. Dont blame her for cheating you. You might feel depressed since she has not revealed her affairs, since uve come to know of it, and you are not comfortable with it, leave her and divert your mind on other activites
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I am getting nervous when I stand before a group of people. I can't talk. What should I do?

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I am getting nervous when I stand before a group of people. I can't talk. What should I do?
Hi Do not under estimate urself. Accept as you are. You mst have lots of strength within u. Try to speak in grp of 2 ppl gradually no increasing. While talking show them you r physically n mentally with them only listen properly what they said eventually naturally you all start speaking in front of grp.
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Hi mental retardation in a person happens from birth or can start at any age.Please help

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Although mental retardation starts from birth itself but sometimes it can be normal during first 5-6 yrs and then symptoms start occurring. Mental retardation occurs only in early period of life.
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My mother has paresthesia in their brain and her body. I would go to doctor but doctor told me it is problem of mental stress. So, he suggested my mother to don't take a tensn and do exercise continue. But I think that is neurological problem so please tell me what should I do?

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Homeopath, Delhi
My mother has paresthesia in their brain and her body. I would go to doctor but doctor told me it is problem of menta...
Kali phos 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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Hi, I am 29 year old girl who has developed dark circles due to watching videos on mobile while lying down on bed and I am also under continuous stress due to job and as I am highly sensitive, so frequently cries over various issues. I want to know how can I reduce dark circles. please help.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Hi, I am 29 year old girl who has developed dark circles due to watching videos on mobile while lying down on bed and...
You have mentioned that you have chronic stress due to job and as you are sensitive person by nature this also affects of emotionally. this could also be underlying isses with your dark circles under your eyes. few natural remidies like regular message with either almond oil or vitamin E oil - you may put pieces of cucumber over your eyes - alternatively you may take cucumber juice and put a pack over your eyes. Per from this following things might help you deal with stress management and help you with long term physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 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 35 years old female I have two children and I will get tension in night times while sleeping and I feel nerves, fat problem also what I have to do.

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Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am 35 years old female I have two children and I will get tension in night times while sleeping and I feel nerves, ...
Eggs are one good choice to nurture while you are in the dieting plan. They don’t show any side effects to your heart where as cut your fat. Serving eggs in your breakfast won’t make you feel a snack for long hours, it fills the tummy full which eventually calls for less intake in the next snack.
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Hw to increase our memory. Actually I forget almost all things and it irritates me.

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General Physician,
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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I am 34. I hv no marriage m single so I am always in frustration for having no life partner in my life. All of my friends married. Because I am not much smart so girls reject me. How I deal wit this problem.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 34. I hv no marriage m single so I am always in frustration for having no life partner in my life. All of my fri...
Hi, Don't get pessimistic about self, you have got good height so try to improve yourself by making slight efforts for making self more confident, be an optimistic person as it will attract people around you, be a good communicator which enhance your personality, do little bit of exercise daily which will also contribute in that. So what if you are 34yrs. of age, you can still get married! There is long way to go...get indulge into those activities which will enhance your inner talent...try to find out; it can be singing or dancing or painting or writing or anything. Don't lose hopes as 'God helps those who help themselves!' There is nothing impossible! Keep an aim in life. Work hard to achieve your goal in personal and professional life both. Make a list of both your positive and negatives points , work on to make positive points more. Plan how you will do and when you will do it; makes good friends and be with your good pals who can guide you, take their help as they will hold your hands in time of need. There is always a silver lining with every cloud! At last, but not the least, 'Be a Good Human Being!' People adore good humans. All the very Best!!
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I feel like I'm nothing useful. When I try to study or any kind of work and I feel stress always crying in bathroom.

M.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgeory
Homeopath, Kakinada
I feel like I'm nothing useful. When I try to study or any kind of work and I feel stress always crying in bathroom.
Think positively. Avoid negative thoughts. Go for exercises and games. Rake good food. Relax mentally practice yoga.
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Dear doctor some time I'll get depressed because of this phobia which is like hunting me. And one thing I'm trying to increase my body weight to look normal against my height but it's not working. If I had stomachful food then the digestion process is very slow that I won't feel hunger for the next lunch/dinner time. Please guide me on this and my previous question. Thank you.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Dear doctor some time I'll get depressed because of this phobia which is like hunting me. And one thing I'm trying to...
Marfan syndrome is a genetic illness. Tall body is found in this condition. Take easily digestible healthy foods like fruits salads and sprouts more. Avoid contact sports. Get yourself treated for phobia by a psychiatrist. All the best.
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My friend has been using cigarettes for 2 years and now he is suffering pain in his entire face. What is happening to him?

Psychologist, Pune
Hi lybrate-user you need to show him to a doctor urgently. There may be side effects possibility. At the same time he has to quit smoking with immediate effect. Even if the diagnosis say it is not due to smoking he has to quit the habbit coz it is very harmful. Health is wealth.
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Need help for stop drinking already use psychology help and use medical help from Ihbas used Aa meetings any one given me solution used all ways for example counseling from. Doctor take medicine.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I think medicines with intensive counselling in the form of MET and RPT will be needed. Depending upon the situation, either inpatient or out patient may be required. I suggest that you don't lose heart and give up. In order to help you better, I will need more details from you such as previous records and detailed description of the amount and nature of drinking behavior. Please revert back with these details. Take care! Remember that people with far worser situation get better! Don't worry!
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My wife is 32 years old. She has been headache since last two years when she get stress. Two week ago she had been unconscious due to stress. After consult with doctor HIS REPORTS ARE CLEAR (MRI BRAIN AND EEG) NOW she is getting NAPROSYN 250MG TWICE A DAY AND DIVAA OD 250MG ONCE A DAY. And zincovid twice a day. Now sometimes she gets rings for 5 to 10 seconds and feel anxiety some time. What should I do? kindly suggest 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
My wife is 32 years old. She has been headache since last two years when she get stress. Two week ago she had been un...
Dear , as you already know, your wife is suffering from anxiety neurosis and panic disorder. She is having medicines for that too. But these are usually treated with psychotherapy, life style changes and other holistic treatment methods successfully along with medicines. I will help you with those treatment methodologies. I am sure of success. Please post a private question to me. Take care.
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I am 25 years old I sometimes feel anxiety to such an extent that I feel that I am getting mad and hallucinate. I couldn't get over a relationship which ended 2 years ago and now matters are getting uglier I can't stop my alcoholism because of that.

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General Physician,
I am 25 years old I sometimes feel anxiety to such an extent that I feel that I am getting mad and hallucinate. I cou...
You have to exercise mind control to get rid of alcoholism and only willpower can help . Doing meditaion and yoga can help you
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My 15 yr old daughter recently treated for anorexia nervosa is currently under medication e.G fluoexitine and resperidon and also having counselling.How to stop her physical exercise habit and also to increase some apetite?

BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Anorexia is a form of under nutrition to the body. She has to take iron supplements to increase her appetite and then protein, multivitamins and other nutrients which are missing for a prolonged period of time should be given in increased doses to make up optimum nutrition level however after the body starts to accept them.
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