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Dr. T.M.R Panicker

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, M.Sc - Physiology

Psychiatrist, Chennai

42 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. T.M.R Panicker MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, M.Sc - Physiology Psychiatrist, Chennai
42 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. T.M.R Panicker is one of the best Psychiatrists in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. You can visit him/her at K.J.Hospital-Research & Postgraduate Center in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. T.M.R Panicker on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - ..... - 1975
MD - Psychiatry - ... - 1979
M.Sc - Physiology - .... - 1977
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Sir, my father (about 88 yrs old) suffered a paralytic stroke 25-26 days back. After that he has lost his confidence and partial memory loss is also there. Please suggest some ayurvedic medicines to increase his confidence and to regain memory that can be given along with high BP and post paralytic medicines. Thanks.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Treatment can only be discussed in private section. Here I can only advise you to start meditation and relaxation exercises. Take proper sleep at night. Avoid spicy oily n junk food. Avoid aerated drinks and curd.
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I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world seems dreamy dreamy, fear in public, foggy and distorted vision always thinking how I ll cum out of this. Please help since 2 years I am having this eating vegetables and fruits but still its not curable. Rply and tell me whether slowly slowly this scary symptoms will vanish or not. One of psychologist told me there no no medicine to cure anxiety eat healthy n sleep healthy is the only way to cure it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world see...
The psychologist who told there is no medicine to cure anxiety is a quack (non-medico), trying to portray he knows everything. It s easy for you to google and find there are wonderful medicines for anxiety, but should be taken with psychiatrist advise only. Anxiety occurs due to reduced Serotonin levels/ transmission in the mind (brain), when SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) are given, this is restored and the symtpoms resolve in 2-6 weeks. Kindly do not consult many quacks (non-medical, yappers) in this forum and in reality, who know nothing about medicine, but use prefix as doctors and behave like medical doctors advising innocent people like you wrongly.
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High Fructose Diet can Damage Brain Genes

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
High Fructose Diet can Damage Brain Genes

Fructose a sugar common in the western diet can damage hundreds of brain genes in a way that could lead to a range of diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and from Alzheimer's to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

Among the conditions that can be amused by alterations to those genes are Parkinson's disease depression bipolar disorder and other brain diseases.

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Hi I was just coming out of a terrible flare up for 2 days. And today I went to the doctors to get some anti depressant pills. I then had to go to the dentist. I thought I would have a coffee in costa. I saw a very small granola bar. I asked if it had sugar in it and they said no. I purchased.

Dentist, Thane
Hi I was just coming out of a terrible flare up for 2 days. And today I went to the doctors to get some anti depressa...
stop eating at the bar , come to the normal home cooked food.. try having liquid form of curd (lassi salted) that will help to calm down the flare.
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Do You Know about Conversion Disorder?

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
Do You Know about Conversion Disorder?

Conversion disorder is a psychological disorder in which psychological conflicts get converted into physical symptoms.

The disease is also referred to as a functional neurological symptom disorder. In most cases, this disorder has an impact on your ability to move, your senses, vision, hearing capacity and ability to swallow.

Causative factors

The main cause behind the onset of a conversion disorder is generally a sudden traumatic event (real or imagined). This may also happen due to an emotional conflict or any other mental health disorder, which directly or indirectly affects your brain in an undesirable manner.

Though the exact factors which cause the disease are still unknown, it has been proved by medical researchers that the disorder affects that part of the brain which controls the majority of the senses, muscles, and nerves.

Identification signs

The symptoms of this condition may usually appear immediately after a traumatic event, be it physical or psychological. Some of the most common symptoms of this disorder are listed below.

  • Weakness or paralysis of a body part
  • Loss of body balance
  • Moments of unresponsiveness
  • Abnormal, sudden and abrupt body movements such as tremors
  • Swallowing problems such as lump in the throat

Some of the symptoms of this disorder might also affect the sensory organs, which include:

  • Abnormal numbness of the body
  • Speech related problems or inability to speak (psychological mutism)
  • Vision related problems such as psychological blindness
  • Hearing problems and difficulties

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I am nirmal. How can I increase my memory power to concentrate on my studies and build up my career?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily---------------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily----------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ---------------- report after 30 days-----------------
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My mind always think about sex and am showing very interested in it how to control it my age is 22 I need to control it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mind always think about sex and am showing very interested in it how to control it my age is 22 I need to control it.
YOU can control your thought by meditation and yoga or you need to go for cognitive behaviour therapy with a good psychologist
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I cannot concentrate on studies these days because of so many distractions. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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Hi. My husband consumes alcohol. How can he stop the alcohol. I'm very worried about him.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You do not state how much alcohol he consumes. Sometimes, rather innocently many wives believe that if a man drinks, he is an alcoholic and label him so. This has often been proved wrong and has also'made' an alcoholic out of one who is not by the mere suggestion and insistence of it. If other things are normal, a man may consume up to two drinks a day and it is perfectly alright. If on the other hand he cannot hold that drink then it is too much for his constitution. The ideal way I look at alcoholism is,'if the drinking is causing a problem to him, his family and friends or his life, then we have a problem. Check n this and visit a rehabilitation center to get good definitions and if it is proved that he is an alcoholic then admit him there. There is a medicine called disulfiram, which only the doctor can prescribe and it is very powerful that even if he attempts to drink a small quantity, he can have serious reactions that may sometimes entail hospitalization. You have to monitor his intake of the medicine and keep a close watch on him. He also has to go for regular counseling for at least three years! Apart from his health he will also affect the family and all his children will carry genetic factors for alcoholism. If he is into business or working, he will soon not be able to continue and he will go into financial ruin. He will lose all his friends and become ostracized by his society. He will lose his dignity, self-esteem, self-confidence, and become a misfit. He will also lose his sexual capacity, liver function, heart function, kidney etc. Now it is difficult to give up because he has become addicted to alcohol and has a lot to do. Under such circumstances it is best that when you admit him into a de-addiction center that you let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. The consumption of antabuse has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i. E. Another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Now you should not give up on him but neither should you harass him. Be continuously after him and in the end you will succeed. His medical condition warrants a very strict course of action. In case he is not cooperative, then there are some centers that will come and pick him up when he is totally drunk and take him by force. They will however need to get written permission from you and the family.
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How to remain fit and fine while we are studying regularly and have no time to do exercise please can you give me advice to remain fit.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello , i understand that while hectic schedule of studies you don't have time to do exercises but you should give only half an hour for 15 minutes.Do stretching , pranayam , breathing exercises, meditation. All these activities will keep you fit and active , energetic for the whole day and more focused to your studies.
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Hi I am 37 years divorce boy was in love with a girl she just left me feeling lonely and depress.

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
It' s very important for you to talk about your feelings. Psychotherapy will be useful in your case.
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Which are the common signs of depression? How to figure out the person is in depression?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Which are the common signs of depression? How to figure out the person is in depression?
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of emotional and physical conditions. These include inability to sleep or concentrate on tasks. Changes in appetite, decreased energy level and thoughts of suicide are also seen. People may experience: Pain areas: in the back Mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loneliness, loss of interest, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, panic attack, sadness, or emotional distress Behavioural: agitation, excessive crying, irritability, restlessness, self-harm, or social isolation Sleep: early awakening, excess sleepiness, insomnia, or restless sleep Whole body: excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite Cognitive: lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or thoughts of suicide Psychological: depression or repeatedly going over thoughts Also common: constipation, headache, poor appetite, substance abuse, or weight loss.
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My brother is 13 years old. He is suffering from fever. He took paracetamol before 2 hrs. After taking it the fever came down from 103 to 101.5 but how can iy get down to normal temperature? Is it a matter of tension?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My brother is 13 years old. He is suffering from fever. He took paracetamol before 2 hrs. After taking it the fever c...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using saffron: 1. Boil ½ a cup of water 2. While boiling, add ½ tsp of saffron 3. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 min 4. Transfer the liquid to a cup 5. Sip the mixture when hot This remindy will be helpful.
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I am addicted to cigrate smoking. I nearly smoke 12 cigrate a day. I can't control myself. What should I do to avoid smoking cigrate?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking. Schwabe's daphne indica/ thrice daily for a month. After a month, report back to me.
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Hi. When I feel sad or tensed or worried about something. Hi talk so fast. Text fast. Emotions become mixed. What do you call this situation?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi. When I feel sad or tensed or worried about something. Hi talk so fast. Text fast. Emotions become mixed. What do ...
Dear Lybrate User, This is anxiety. You probably feel overwhelmed and under confident in certain situations which causes this anxiety.
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I have no concentration power doctor what should I do and when I want to go for study then I sit but can't study why don't know I think about wastes things please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There are few food which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1.Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2.Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice.Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3.Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4.Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient.Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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I am a epileptic patient and I am planning to take fat burner soon to lose my body fat. For epilepsy I am taking levetiracetam 250 mg and clobazam 10 mg. Is it safe to take fat burner to lose my body weight? It will stimulant free far burner! Soo is it safe to take or not? I will be doing workout too. Hoping positive reply! Thanks!

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am a epileptic patient and I am planning to take fat burner soon to lose my body fat. For epilepsy I am taking leve...
Dear lybrate user, you r advised do to go for natural recourse to burn your fats. Go for a brisk walk in d morning for an hr to regulate your blood circulation. Go for swimming, cycling, gardening, running. Opt a staircase in stead of a, lift. Take, oats, green tea in d breakfast. Salad, fruits, sprouts b consumed in lunch, cutting bread, rice to 10%. Take, green tea and biscuits in d evening. Take, homoeo medicine. @ cal carb 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ phytolacca berry q 10 drops, thrice a day with little water. Go for meditation to eliminate fats cells. Take, care.
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I got panic attacks in november2012 after then I taking paroxtene 37.5 mg for 2and half years. Now one month before I got panic and got depression signs now I am taking quetiapine and paroxtene er 37.5.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I got panic attacks in november2012 after then I taking paroxtene 37.5 mg for 2and half years. Now one month before I...
You will need therapy along with the medication. Please consult a counsellor, who will work with you and help you in modifying your thoughts and behaviour, so that you will have more control over your reactions. All the best.
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My brothers mental condition is not stable. He changes his mind for every minute. Childish thinking. What is the best treatment for his behavior?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My brothers mental condition is not stable. He changes his mind for every minute. Childish thinking. What is the best...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of cerato + 3 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose). On empty stomach.
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Hi, Sometimes Im getting anger or depressed without any specific or valid reason.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi,
Sometimes Im getting anger or depressed without any specific or valid reason.
You may be into an anger related depression or in the early stages of it. Meet with a counselor and work out your emotions with that person and follow all the instructions. When you internalize your feelings you will experience a lot of health complications. If you know of any reason, developmental or genetic that has contributed to this condition, take that to your counselor. So go out and meet with people, exercise regularly, sleep well and eat healthily. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have.
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