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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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Dear Sir, My Wife Age 46 Suffering with tachycardia. She was suffering with BP and anxiety. As per Family History She mother and Grand father suffering with Schizophrenia. Per month pnes her heart beat 300 per minute. daily she use metXL-50 mg and Temavas 20 mg. Please suggest is their any surgery like pace maker.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Sir, My Wife Age 46 Suffering with tachycardia. She was suffering with BP and anxiety. As per Family History She...
Dear Anitha, Tachycardia alone is not a symptom of schizophrenia. Though she is genetically prone for developing schizophrenia, right now she may be having some other medical cause for tachycardia. Please direct your question to cardiologist or general physician.
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Dear sir I am an alcoholic since 3 years now want to stop drinking so please advice if any medicine available for the same also let me know is dizone safe?

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. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating 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 addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am suffering from anxiety and ocd. Had medicine for 23 months.Still not everything all right. Suggest

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 , Anxiety and OCD are mental disorders and not mental diseases. Medicines alone cannot cure mental disorders. Mental disorders need brain re-programming. Psychotherapy, meditation, change in lifestyle etc help you achieve brain reprogramming. Give me more details about your anxiety and OCD. Be as detailed as possible. Take care.
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Hello, sir I have a girlfriend she live near by my house but after 8 month she like someone else she is not interested on me but I still love her and I am not able to concentrate on study she always coming at my house and she always ignore me day bye day I am going depressed on that time what's should I do help me please suggest me tip's thanks.

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Hello, sir I have a girlfriend she live near by my house but after 8 month she like someone else she is not intereste...
you are not expressed your love. so she chose some one. that is your mistake. today girls are more fast when compared to the boys. you observe only that girl. but she has so many offers outside. boys are not like you outside. she feels to you as a friend. she did not have any feelings on youhe commonly come to your home. you also feel like that. make a friendly relation with her. dont think everyone who has feeling on you. when you talk to her like a friend. your depression status. should be normalised. alone thinking yourself is a dangerous thing. it is not good to you at this age. you have so much of age. so many girls are there. in future when you have that feeling express immediately. dont waste time to observe regularly. you may succed in future.so dont think too much about that girl. feel like always comfortable. make a very good friendly relation with other girls also. share and express your internal feelings with them. make a good career plan. do hard work on your studies. dont waste time. one day you will succeed your love. dont sit alone in home. spend most of the time with your friends. be sociable and friendly with others. enjoy the every movement of life. ok all the best.
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I been facing head ache over my head for the past one month, it happens only when I stressed or tired,

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I been facing head ache over my head for the past one month, it happens only when I stressed or tired,
Hi, its tension headache. When you have a tension headache, you may feel like there is a tight band around your head, squeezing tighter and tighter around your temples. You may also experience pain in your scalp or neck. Though tension headaches are the most common type of headache, their causes aren’t well understood. Experts believe they may be triggered by responses to stress, depression, anxiety, or injury, with the right treatment, you should be able to find relief. Rest in a dark, quiet room. Stress is one of the main causes of headaches. And once you have a tension headache, you may be sensitive to light or sound. To counteract this, sit or lie down in a dimly lit room. Close your eyes and try to relax your back, neck, and shoulders. Turn off sources of noise like a television, computer, or cellphone. You can also close your eyes and cup them with the palm of your hands. Apply light pressure for two minutes. This will help to shut down your optic nerves and relax you. In a dark, quiet room you can also try a neck exercise. Place your palm on your forehead. Use your neck muscles to lightly press your forehead against your palm. Make sure you keep your head upright as you press your forehead against your palm. Do a deep breathing exercise. Deep breathing can help you relax and reduce any stress in your body, including your head. Take slow, even breaths and try to relax. Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. Exhale slowly, relaxing any areas in your body that feel tight. Picture a beautiful scene, like a sandy beach, a bright sunny garden, or a country road. Drop your chin toward your chest. Slowly rotate your head in a half circle from side to side. Take another deep breath and exhale slowly. Continue picturing the beautiful scene in your head. Repeat this exercise until you are in a state of relaxation. Hydrate with water or herbal tea. As soon as you feel tension in your head, drink several glasses of water. Or make yourself some herbal tea to put yourself in a relaxed state of mind. Dehydration may trigger headaches. Avoid consuming caffeine or alcohol as these will only dehydrate you more But ofcourse it is very important to remove the cause of stress or learn better ways to deal with it. Consult me for the same. All the best.
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One girl cheating me I want to live a happy life am love failure.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, I can understand. If a girl is cheating you, you should understand she is not worth you. She is useless. But the love towards her could trouble you for sometime. Then after two or three months the trouble eases. Don't worry. Concentrate on your education and you will forget this trouble. You may post a private question to me with every details for counseling. Take care.
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What is the best medicine for OSMF. M LEFT TOBACCO SINCE LAST 15 YEAR HOW EVER OSMF SEEN please GUIDE IN TH matter BY MEDICINE.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Homoeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homoeopathy is not only to treat the name of disease but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.More symptoms are required to prescribe medicine.So explain in detail. In the mean time take Kali cyanatum. 30, 3 drops once daily for 7 days then revert me.
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I have problem that I am not able to remember the answers of questions please help me out.

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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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Dear sir, I'm underweight, because of anxiety and unnecessary confusion , my weight is gradually reducing. If you tell me know the dangers of anxiety, I'll try to avoid it permanently. Pls pls. I'm very confused in this connection. Pls pls pls tell me the danger of anxiety to human body.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear sir, I'm underweight, because of anxiety and unnecessary confusion , my weight is gradually reducing. If you tel...
Dear lybrate user...Scientifically anxiety leads to weight gain and not weight loss. Anxiety or any kind of stress leads to elevation of blood cortisol and this hormone is responsible to increase weight particularly in the waist region of the body. What I perceive in your case is that you are not able to gain weight and this makes you feel anxious in social situations. Anxiety is a normal phenomenon and is essential to survive and take appropriate actions once situations demands, but it is the excess than the situation appropriate anxiety that is harmful and needs to be targeted. Neurobiologically excess of anxiety or stress leads to increase in the hormone cortisol and having high cortisol is not good for our body systems. High cortisol leads to high blood sugar level and in long rul may cause Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Attacks, Stroke and paralysis, Hypertension and many more. So managing stress in life is very essential for being healthy. Learning Stress Management in life will definitely help you. Be in touch for learning more stuff. Take care
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My mother is 50 year old and suffering from high thyroid stimulating hormone disorder, she feels tires and body pain always, please advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My mother is 50 year old and suffering from high thyroid stimulating hormone disorder, she feels tires and body pain ...
Hello lybrate user...High Thyroid Stimulating Hormone condition is seen in Hypothyroidism and it presents with generalised body weakness and proximal muscle weakness with difficulty in climbing stairs or getting up from squatting position etc. Also may present with depression and can be easily treated by thyroxine supplementation. For further queries get in touch.
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Hi, I am 45 years old male & I suffer from unknown fear which causes chest pain. I checked my blood pressure & ECG at that time but everything is normal. Can you suggest me ayurvedic herb to control fear & Anxiety? Regards.

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
Hi, I am 45 years old male & I suffer from unknown fear which causes chest pain. I checked my blood pressure & ECG at...
Dear , please understand you have anxiety disorder. Fear is part of anxiety disorder. You must understand anxiety disorder first. Anxiety is part of body's defence mechanism. Excess anxiety is called anxiety disorder. Body resists fear with some hormonal changes within the body and therefore you get palpitation and chest pain. Nothing to worry. Exercise is the first step in treatment. You don't need any medicine for now. Exercise, include garlic and ginger in your diet. You may need psychotherapy treatment. Consult me for help. Take care.
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Hi doctor. I am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks under treatment escit plus. After this medication have low energy level low libido and sleeping mood. Can I clear anxiety and panic attacks without medication. Please reply.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hi doctor. I am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks under treatment escit plus. After this medication have low e...
Hello. Thanks for the query. Simple answer yes; you can win over anxiety & panic attacks without medications also! but the caveat is its a long & tedious process of special counselling called as behavior therapy or cognitive behavior therapy (cbt). Its similar to reaching a place by bus versus reaching a place with a bullock-cart! so, if you wish to change medications (escit plus) only because of reduced sex drive, low energy etc. There are better medications available with less side effects too. Think over it & revert back if you need counselling advice or medications. Good luck.
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I'm unable to sleep deeply since a week. It's like I take naps in the nights. I was tensed for my studies because of the lengthy course when my exam dates weren't published. But now as they are declared, I feel relaxed but still can't sleep. I don't know the reason. My doctor advised me to meet a psychologist, who has given me some medicines and now I am able to sleep properly as well. My query is that will I get habitual to these medicines and depend upon them throughout my life? Or is it okay to take them? Also suggest me what should I do to sleep properly as when I don't, my head start aching badly as I have migraine too. Suggest me some natural stress relievers as I think stress is the reason for my sleeplessness. Also if you find any other reason please let e know.

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
I'm unable to sleep deeply since a week. It's like I take naps in the nights. I was tensed for my studies because of ...
Dear Aayushi. Your present problem is stress related. Please understand stress. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. Stress disorder is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. There are no side effects for the medicines and if you continue for more than one month, you will be addicted. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for advise, counseling and therapy. Take care.
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I am 18 years old. I got 78% in class 12 board exam and I am in a relationship with a girl for 3 years. Now she broke up with me. I am not happy with my marks. I am treated very badly by my parents for that. My girlfriend likes another boy who is much more talented than me and more good looking. I am suffering in depression. I need her the most in this situation. What should I do to become relieved from depression?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
This is an eye opener for you. As you have seen your girlfriend breaking with you to have another talented boy as her boyfriend. So, your talent counts a lot nothing else. So try to concentrate in life about your achievement then girls will come behind you. So study well; get good marks. All the best.
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Hello sir , I want brain tonic for increase a brainpower. And also reduces a stresses on head nd body, please suggest me good homotopy medicine.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello sir , I want brain tonic for increase a brainpower. And also reduces a stresses on head nd body, please suggest...
Dear lybrate user... Stress management involves having a healthy diet usually high in protien, having a daily exercise for 30 mins which can be chosen by you as per your interest (jogging, swimming, cycling, jimming, skipping), a good sleep in the night. Along with this good sleep hygiene practices and decreasing stressful lifestyle helps. Good sleep hygiene involves having fixed sleep-wake schedule, not having coffee, tea or cold drinks after 5 in evening, usually not working in bright lights late in night, not using the sleeping bed for anything else other than sleeping and not doing anything interesting at the bedtime.Bringing compassion for other people and the nature around you can also help you decreasing the stress and live healthy. Other than this there are allopathy medications which helps you increasing concentration and help providing the brain good nourishment. Get in touch for further help.
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Hello sir from long time I am feeling tiredness in my body and specially when I play cricket and run and then come to my home then I feel tired and feel pain in my whole body please advise me what should I do.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello sir from long time I am feeling tiredness in my body and specially when I play cricket and run and then come to...
Dear, if you tired very fast and feeling weakness. Then you will definitely recover from weakness by following these very useful tips. * you should take proper balanced diet first. That means you have to take vegetables, milk, chapattis or rice, butter / cream, cereals (daals) or cheese every day. Very important thing, do not miss or skip your meals at any cost and take meals on time. * proper 6-8 hours sleep is very important. If your sleep is less than 6 hours, then you feel tired very early. So complete your sleep. * do breathing execises daily in morning & evening. Just sit down in peaceful place, close your eyes, take deep and long breaths in and out. Do it atleast for 10-15 minutes daily. You can also do pranayams like anulom vilom for better results. *take a walk, in first walk normally for 10-15 minutes for 15 days. You can do it on treadmill also. * you can take ashvagandha churn of baidyanath 1 teaspoon with milk daily for 2 months atleast to get your strength back. * check out your haemoglobin level in 3 months, if it is low you get tired early. So get treatment of low haemoglobin (anemia). If you have any disease like asthma /diabetes / hypertension, then get complete treatment of them. * avoid all fast foods and habit of smoking or drinking. You surely get great strength and recover from weakness by following these important things.
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What actually idiomotor effect is?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
What actually idiomotor effect is?
Dear , ideomotor (imr) phenomenon is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously. Imr is a concept in hypnosis. The phrase is most commonly used in reference to the process whereby a thought or mental image brings about a seemingly" reflexive" or automatic muscular reaction, often of minuscule degree, and potentially outside of the awareness of the subject. As in reflexive responses to pain, the body sometimes reacts reflexively with an ideomotor effect to ideas alone without the person consciously deciding to take action. The effects of automatic writing, dowsing, facilitated communication, and ouija boards have been attributed to the phenomenon. Many people are researching this subject and you too can research on this. Take care.
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I am 16 year old boy. I had given class 10th examination and now I am having so much tension about result and career. So please suggest anything by which tension should not come.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 16 year old boy. I had given class 10th examination and now I am having so much tension about result and career....
There is n point in attaching yourself to the results until they come. You are living too much in the future. Secondly, whatever has happened has happened: your worrying is not going to change anything but it can only disturb your present and future. Learn to detach from these results and throw yourself into some healthy living: eat well, sleep well and exercise well.
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I am 29 year old female, I have permanent voice like mera gala beta ho (infected throat) is there any way I can improve my voice so it comes clean if I speak loudly I have pain in my throat.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 29 year old female, I have permanent voice like mera gala beta ho (infected throat)  is there any way I can impr...
Hi, what kind of job you are into? Do you have to use your voice a lot? I will recommend you a homoeopathic medicine - Causticum 200/ twice daily for 20 days. Give your feedback to me.
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Hello doctor I am 25 years old and just now I am suffering from depression, please can you help me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You will need a psychiatric assessment and counselling for the negative thoughts. Alternate sciences also help in depression. Yoga, meditation, exercise, eating healthy, sleeping well and not overthinking will help you to overcome depression. Please contact me on private chat to know more.
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