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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
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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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What is the procedure to control hyper tension. My doctor suggested Ativan 1mg. Is the Medicine has any side effect? Please advise.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What is the procedure to control hyper tension. My doctor suggested Ativan 1mg. Is the Medicine has any side effect? ...
tell me your bp status so that i can advise you better. ativan regular use should be avoided. diet controll is the best treatment along with change in life style. it will help to controll hypertension, if failed then we add medicine. thanks every medicine has side effect
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Hi.There is a friend of mine.She has lost her mother when she was kid.She couldn't concentrate in study after that and taken degrees from open school.She is thyroid patient.Somehow she behaves very awkwardly when somebody in family ask her to loose weight or study like tying dupatta on her neck and threatened to kill herself.Is it a medical condition.How critical is it?

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist, Mumbai
She may be going through depression due to the past event. Kindly consider taking her to a psychologist and be supportive and understanding. There can some other things which she is going through and not able to cope with them. She needs professional help.
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Hello sir! I have a problem of chewing tobaccos. I want to get rid of it. Please help me!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Shall I know that some ayurvedic medicines are bieng sold in markets for improvement of stress and memory.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Yes definitely. In single remedy both will improve. We provide you best herbs like shankhpuspi. Jatamansi. N other with mix formula that can b taken by every one from one year child to 100 year person. No side effects. .
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Sir! I met to palmist who saw my hand. He said you have shortlife line on your hand. You will die at the age of 46 .Since that time I am in tension. What should you do ?I am scattered after this incident .please help me I shall be much obliged to you throughout my life.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir! I met to palmist who saw my hand. He said you have shortlife line on your hand. You will die at the age of 46 .S...
You need not completely rely on this and the lifeline is not a reliable predictor of life . DO meditation and be positive in thinking
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One guy really loves me a lot. But I don't love him I only want to continue the friendship. I'm scared if I get feelings what will happen. I don't want to hurt my parents. I want to be strong emotionally. I'm not able to concentrate on studies. Really depressed. Please suggest me how to be emotionally strong?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
One guy really loves me a lot. But I don't love him I only want to continue the friendship. I'm scared if I get feeli...
Nice to hear you dont want to hurt your parents feelings, now very few think these days this way. The chances of success of so called love and arranged marriage are the same. Marriage is a culmination of two families in Indian culture. The decision to marry a person of ur choice is not wrong, but should encompass various factors of family compatibility, educational match, and so on. Mere love at first sight, love due to physical attraction and love due to unexplained emotional attraction are more of infatuation (puppy love) and mostly dont stand the test of time. Ask this guy to tell your parents that he loves you and ask him to get their approval? let s see how he responds
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I am 33 years old male smoking 3 packs a day I want to quit smoking now need help, or any package to help me quit smoking.

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 Sumit. Smoking is injurious to health. There are two methods available for you to quit smoking. First method is use of deaddiction therapy which is good but chances of relapse is more. You may consult a psychologist online. Second method is to quit smoking NOW and sustain it with mental strength. Motivation therapy and will power therapy should help you doing so. Please consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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My daughter is 7 years old but she have a problem to remember of study que ans wt should I do for it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
For a child of that age use a play-way method to help her remember. However, I am concerned whether you are pushing her too much or having high expectations on her. If the teachers are also complaining, then there may be some concern. In that case I recommend that you go to a child counselor who specializes in child learning difficulties who will need information, both genetic and as well as her history from prenatal days. If there are any disturbing experiences, they may play a role in distracting her. Simple sensory recall techniques are taught very well in a Montessori school, and so you may consider shifting her to one such school. Picture recall is an easily used method to improve memory. Before that she must be able to concentrate: Yoga has some good exercises to improve concentration, which you might explore.
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I lost somebody close and I am very depress. I do not understand. I also getting lethargy person.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
I lost somebody close and I am very depress. I do not understand. I also getting lethargy person.
losing somebody close is very disappointing, take time to come out from the situation, realise the condition, everybody who takes birth have to go one day from this world, dont go in depression, involve yourself in family members,freinds,some social,spiritual activities,exercise,yoga ,Pranayam, take healthy food, do your favourite hobbies,sports activities ... best luck
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I can't concentrate on my studies, when I remember anything I got several thoughts in my mind and I forgot the remembered lesson after some short gap. Plzz help and please advise how should I remember my lessons.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine----------------------- BRENUP (ALLEN) Drink 2 spoon twice daily----------------------------------- Just make up a routine and a balance between your studies and entertainment. Study time means only studies and nothing else in your mind. Most of the successful people reached great heights just due to their fixed schedule and not by becoming a book worm. So be focused and start a new era in your life as the easiest way to taste success in life is only through studies----------------So whenever you study, study with full concentration and don’t let other activities like Friends, girls, masturbation, Facebook, Whatsapp, Mobile etc engulf your mind as it is a problem of most of you in your age and you people give it the name lack of Concentration----
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Am 23 after my delivery (open surgery) memories became low, I forget lot of small things daily routine, before marriage to I got one open surgery for appendix, if any link between low memories and surgery? Please suggest me what to do? Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi Vavachi There is no direct link between the two but in some cases surgical operations may cause this type of symptoms. Take homoeopathic medicines 1. Staphysagria 1000/ 1 dose/1 day 2. Saclac 200/ thrice daily/ 7days. Report after that.
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I'm doing company secretary course. And its very difficult for me to remember things and concentrate on my studies because I'm little absent minded. I have my exams starting in this month so I'm too very stressed and feel dizzy sometimes. Could you please suggest me some tips to concentrate and remember things well. May be some food or exercise and stuffs Thankyou!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I am 33 years old. I have one year old baby girl. My problem is between me and my wife. She don't want to stay with me anymore. Because mother, sister and she fighted once. She love me.And same from my side.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If both of you love each other, anything can be resolved. If you are suggesting that your mother and sister are staying with you, I feel that that could be the problem. You may be recently married, I assume, to have a 1 year old child. Newly married couples need to have their space, for many reasons, for the first two years. However, if there are mitigating circumstances that cannot be helped, talk to your mom and sister to seek forgiveness and apologize for the sake of peace. Where they justified in their fight or was it for silly reasons? You have to take the person/s? side who were right in this tussle, based on sound principles. If your wife is adamant in spite of this, then diplomacy demands that you appear like you are taking her side but encourage your folks to forgive and make peace with her for the peace of the two of you. Sometime in the future, if your wife is more amenable to be spoken to, discuss this matter with her very carefully, to see if she sees the sense of accepting her wrongs. Don?t think that the matter has to be resolved to everyone?s liking right away. Time is a great leveler, and your wife is probably not in a good mood with baby-sitting to boot, to be tolerant to your folks. Stand by your wife but not when she is wrong. But be patient, be loving and approach this matter expecting more compliance from your folks. It is better that way, really.
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Homeopathy for Stress and Anxiety

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Homeopathy for Stress and Anxiety

The words 'stress and 'anxiety' are often used interchangeably, but bear different meanings in medical terms. Stress is caused by particular situations or events in one's life that makes one feel frustrated, angry, worried or even anxious. The stress response is different for each individual such that the same event can often elicit disparate responses. For example:

Public speaking excites some but terrifies others;

  1. Pressure from deadlines increases productivity in some but renders others paralyzed;

  2. Difficult circumstances in family or friend settings find some eager to take control and others stricken with panic;

  3. Social situations requiring people to voice their opinions are easy and comfortable for some but stressful for others;

  4. Changes in the work environment are welcomed by some but not by others.

Anxiety, on the other hand, is a general feeling of apprehension or fear, the source of which is not clearly defined. Anxiety disorders are a group of psychiatric conditions that cause excessive anxiety. They include:

  1. Generalized Anxiety: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a pattern of frequent, constant worry and anxiety over many different activities and events);

  2. Specific Phobia: a phobia is a persistent and irrational fear of a particular type of object, animal, activity, or situation that poses little to no actual danger;

  3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviours that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviours to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief (not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety);

  4. Social Phobia: is a persistent and irrational fear of situations that may involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties and other social events.

Those suffering from anxiety disorders display such symptoms on a regular basis and thus have difficulty with daily activities and relationships. These symptoms present themselves sporadically and often without warning.

In many cases, anxiety is developed by overdue stress that is no longer linked to a specific cause.

Homeopathic Treatment for Stress and Anxiety:

Homeopaths for the last two centuries have been constantly pushing this theory of mind and physical body being deeply interconnected and about fixing the problem at a mental level that can often help the other. In homeopathy, mental symptoms of the patient are given the utmost importance. Constitutional treatment in homeopathy combines the understanding of both the psycho and the physiological profile of the patient, with the psychological profile being given more importance.

Homeopathic Medicines for Stress:

A number of homeopathic medicines are effective in treating disorders where one who has learnt the wrong way of handling or responding to stress.

  1. Homeopathic remedies for stress - for the Classic - Type A Personality: Medicines such as Argentum Nitricum and Tarentula are very effective in controlling the accelerated behaviour of Type A people. Anxiety is very marked in such patients . Anxiety disorder is very effectively treated with homeopathy

  2. Homeopathic remedies for stress: When Anger is the Key symptom: Stress manifests through anger in some patients .Nux Vomica and Staphysgaria are meant for the easily angered and impatient ones.

  3. Homeopathic Medicines for stress: When grief is the cause: Ignatia and Natrum Mur where long-standing grief is a reason for stress response.

Homeopathic remedies for stress: for those who are 'Overworked': Kali phos is for a good individual who over-stretches himself physically and mentally. It is great homeopathic remedy for those have 'burnt out' their minds for over work.

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I m a boy I learned anything and forgets it during the exam or I keep something somewhere and forgets that means my memory skills are not good so how to create a good memory learning and remember something.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic.
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After the earthquake I am always have a feeling that everything is shaking around me but actually it is not. What can I do for this ?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
This is ptsd. It's good that you are aware that the earth is not shaking anymore. After repeated earthquakes, this can happen. You are probably scared that it will happen again and then what will you do? counselling will help you to stay in touch with reality and also feel more confident of yourself and your surroundings. If anything does happen, you will also need to be in touch with your courage and presence of mind to help yourself and other people. Of course, we are humans and have some limitations in front of the natural elements. But, while you are alive, you would need to use your courage and do whatever is required to live on a daily basis and also plan for the future. Counselling can help you to get your courage and strength back to feel more confident of yourself and have hope and faith in your surroundings. Click on private chat to know more.
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My husband age 29 yrs he is very distrub about his ofc work. Every time eorried about his job what sholud I do.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Counselling from local clinical psychologist wil help. Also give him tab nexito 10 mg after breakfast
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I have a habit of biting my nails. How can I get rid of it? I am doing this since childhood. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a habit of biting my nails. How can I get rid of it? I am doing this since childhood. Please help.
You need to exercise mind control and resolve not to bite . YOu can apply some bitter substance or wear a thimble and you will remember when you start to bite
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Sir my brother take alcohol since 5 years. To stop alcohol which medicine should use?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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