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Dr. Thirunavukarasu  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Thirunavukarasu

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, D.P.M.

Psychiatrist, Chennai

43 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic
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Dr. Thirunavukarasu MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, D.P.M. Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Thirunavukarasu is a renowned Psychiatrist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 35 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He is a qualified MD - Psychiatry. You can visit him at Dr Thirunavukarasu Clinic in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Thirunavukarasu on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - Dr. M.G.R University - 1981
MBBS - Thanjavur Medical College - 1974
D.P.M. - Institute of Mental health, Madras Medical College, Madras University - 1979
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World Psychiatric Association
Indian psychiatric Society

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I love a girl very much. and going to propose her. I love her that much as I can only see her as my wife. But sometimes i'm not able to trust her. I think she is lying. So that should I do to increase my faith in her. I do not want to loose her.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have not mentioned whether she loves you too. That will make a huge difference to this issue you are facing. If she loves you too, you must learn to trust her until she proves she is trustworthy. You have not mentioned on what basis you have a lack of faith in her. If hse has proven that she cannot be trusted it would indeed be foolish to trust such a person however much you love her. Anyway, when you are in a relationship you must trust the person and if you cannot then give up the girl and find someone you can trust. Trust is integral to any relationship. Whenever you feel she is lying and you have proof, then confront her and see how she responds. It is better to deal with the lying now than later. Another thing, do not think of marriage at this juncture. it is too early and there will be many other girls who will cause your heart to flutter. That is exactly why we have an engagement: to find out whether you can make it with this girl by discovering her traits and to see if they match yours. When you have an agenda like marriage up front, you will rui9n the relationship by wanting to own the person and controlling and such things that will destroy the courtship. You may be insecure yourself and I am wondering whether you are suitable for her or not. You just have to trust her and when she really proves that she lies too much, then you can take a call even if she is your dream girl. All of us lie even you. So I do not know what moral compass you think you are following but check that out first and see if she and you are within the bounds of normal lying.
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I am suffering from depression and anxiety attack on the way I could have been a long time.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am suffering from depression and anxiety attack on the way I could have been a long time.
You should start exercising regularly for at least 45 minutes daily and eat a balanced . diet you should have at least 8 hours of sleep everyday .you should indulge into some kind of hobbies ,stay with your loved ones and spend some quality time with them .quit smoking and alcohol if you do consume.
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I'm 31 years old. Im masturbating for quite long time. Recently I have got low back pain, blurred vision, disturbed sleep, body ache, tired and less memory and focus. Kindly help me to overcome this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I'm 31 years old. Im masturbating for quite long time. Recently I have got low back pain, blurred vision, disturbed s...
Good Morning ~ Masturbation is not an unusual phenomenon and I would think that you might have negative attitudes about it and therefore have put it on paper. Let me assure you that it is not a problem unless you are doing it only to relieve your sexual energies due to either extreme sexual urges or non-availability of a sexual partner. The low back pain, disturbed sleep, bodyache, tiredness, low memory and focus are some of the symptoms are excessive masturbation. If you could control the number of times you masturbate in a day the symptoms may gradually subside, however you should get an ophthalmological opinion for the blurred vision. If you believe there are other causes for the symptoms that you describe, I appreciate you letting me know and we can take it from there.
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I am 22 years old and I want to know that why I am so impatient. Whenever I am reading any solution to the problem I feel impatient and restless I just want to finish reading the solution quickly and I behave the same way in many aspects of my life, I want to know why I am restless and impatient in each aspect of the life, I do not know how to manage things means I will open an article on impatience in wikipedia and will just start reading and then I will scroll to the bottom reading the things fast like I do not want to wait, I can hardly control myself, I am aware of this thing but I can not control this thing I feel frustrated ,i am very impatience in my work like reading any wikipedia page ,i soon wanted to get to conclusions I do not know why I get impatient can anyone teach me how to be patient because I can not get my any work done due to my impatience and unable to achieve any skill. Can anyone teach me to think please.

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 am 22 years old and I want to know that why I am so impatient.
Whenever I am reading any solution to the problem I ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. People feel restless and imparient because of the circumstances. Either busy life style or self made hurried mannerisms. You need to learn to do tasks slowly and steadily. Relaxation therapy could help you. Take care.
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I lost someone close last month and since they feel very angry and prefer keeping to myself all time. Please help me.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I lost someone close last month and since they feel very angry and prefer keeping to myself all time. Please help me.
Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.Keep the scalp clean and as far as possible away from chemicals. Use a shampoo that is mild.Trim your hair regularly to avoid the troubles of split ends.
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Does drinking one cup of vodka can reduce stress and head ache I am asking this because I am getting headache every time and when ever I drink one cup of vodka the headache gone instantly.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Does drinking one cup of vodka can reduce stress and head ache I am asking this because I am getting headache every t...
Dear go for a complete detox of ur body with the help of ayurveda's Panchakarma therapy. It includes Abhyangam (Massage with medicated oils) n medicated steam bath. this wud rejuvenate ur body - improving ur work efficiency and bettering ur sleep. It will also strengthen ur nerves and muscles. These procedures will take out the harmful toxins out of ur body - cleansing ur body. Also take Shirodhara which would completely take the stress out of ur body and u will feel light, fresh and full of energy. strictly avoid all junks, oily -spicy food, pickles if u r eating, drink lots of water, juices or daily have fresh fruits. try to keep ur bowel clear.
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Anxiety - Bust It With The Help Of These Tips!

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Anxiety - Bust It With The Help Of These Tips!

Being constantly anxious impairs work performance and creates havoc in relationships. The best way to deal with it to accept that it is only a temporary phase which everyone faces. If you keep worrying and try to fight it, you will become even more anxious and your health will become even worse.

It is therefore important that you acknowledge it, first of all and try to cope with it. Controlling anxiety isn't a gigantic task. You can feel at ease with by doing these simple things:

  1. Self-soothing techniques: There are many physiological things for you to do as well which will allow you to relieve anxiety. Diaphragmatic breathing is a very good way to achieve this. Sometimes reassuring yourself is more valuable than you think. Practice saying comforting things to yourself and the stress and anxiety will automatically reduce. Muscle relaxation is yet another method which will allow you to decrease your anxiety.
  2. Deep breathing: A 5-minute breathing regime is a sure shot way to relieve anxiety. Sit straight with closed eyes and place your hands on your abdomen. First start with slow inhalation of air through the nose. Feel the breath through your abdomen and head and then reverse the process by exhaling it out through the mouth.
  3. Meditation: Meditation for a few minutes daily helps relieve anxiety. Meditation is the simplest way to beat anxiety. All you have to do is just sit straight with feet on the floor and closed eyes. Next just focus your energy on reciting a mantra.
  4. Get adequate sleep: Everyone feels bad when they do not sleep enough. However, did you know that lack of sleep is a major cause of anxiety. The more you sleep, the less anxious you will feel.
  5. Exercise regularly: You probably know that exercise is very important for maintaining good health. However, what you probably do not know is that exercise is perhaps more effective than even medication in relieving your anxiety. Therefore, it is imperative for you to get moving.
  6. Monitor your diet: Your diet is crucial in reducing your anxiety as caffeine and alcohol are two of the leading causes of anxiety in your body. However, abruptly stopping your intake of caffeine and alcohol also leads to withdrawal symptoms. Therefore balancing out intake of alcohol and caffeine is crucial. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Hi I want to quit smoking but I think my willpower is not so strong to help me quit this I have tried several times but not able to. It effect my health and I am not able to gain weight due to loss of appetite whenever I'm tensed or happy or any other situation I want that. Please suggest me some medicine to quit smoking Thanks.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I want to quit smoking but I think my willpower is not so strong to help me quit this I have tried several times b...
It takes about 12 weeks to stop totally all the cigarettes and the replacements. If you suddenly quit without getting your nerves to terms, you restart in full vigor within a week. That is how you tried several times. Finding ways of dealing with your tension, happiness and other situation also needed, along with plan of quitting smoking in 12 weeks. Start observing - the craving for smoking comes and goes in waves. If you delay, deep breathe, drink water, distract and discuss (5 Ds) you will observe that craving goes away. That does not mean that it will not come back. But when the craving comes back, you can again do 5 Ds. You will become an expert in it. Reward yourself with some incentives each time you reduce or try quitting. Please connect your quit day to psychologically important day (like birthday of you or your wife or child, wedding day, festival day)
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Sir I am BE student I not understand easily because my mind not focus on study so what can I do.

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. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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How to overcome from thinking about a person who baldy insulted us and to focus on studies?

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
Whenever this thought comes ask yourself just one question. What is important to me now and in future. My studies or this insult? if the person has insulted you then is he or she really worth to sacrifice on the most important thing of your life now that is study. You might ruin your whole life thinking about this and not focusing on studies. How is it going to affect you in future? think and decide. Use your intellect to control emotional mind. Let go for your own benefit. Take care.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
How to choose intervention for a autistic child.


The key to ‘good’ intervention  for any individual with autism may often be  understanding the condition, understanding the unique ways in which individuals with autism think and learn, accepting their autism as a vital, vibrant part of their being and then approaching the intervention, the teaching of skills, and / or changing of behaviours, from that paradigm of understanding and acceptance. What most people with autism need are intervention plans that spring from a rock solid understanding of autism, provide them with structure and predictability and incorporate good behavioural principles in the teaching.

 

On the basis of a functional assessment by a competent professional, intervention plans are tailored based upon the individual strengths and needs of each specific child.

 

The intervention plan may use one or a combination of some of the scientifically proven effective techniques such as:

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren Method(TEACCH) emphasizes on using skills that children already possess to enable them to become independent. Organizing the physical environment, developing schedules and work systems, making expectations clear and explicit, and visual materials are effective in developing skills and allowing people with autism to be independent of direct adult prompting.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)emphasizes on one-to-one sessions in discrete trial (DTT) format to develop cognitive, social, behavioral, fine motor, play, social and self-help skills. The technique involves structured presentation of tasks from most simple to more complex, breaking them down into small sub-skills and teaching each sub-skill, intensely, one at a time. It involves repeated practices with prompting and fading of prompts to ensure success. It uses rewards or reinforcement to help shape and maintain desired behaviours and skills.

Verbal Behavior Analysis (VBA) is an addition to ABA and is also based on breaking down and teaching language in functional units unlike the teaching of language based on grammar. In addition to teaching at the table top, teaching in (and with) the natural environment (NET) is important.

Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) is built on the fact that non-verbal children with autism may attempt to spontaneously use objects to communicate. People with autism tend to be visual learners, and a visual means of communication can help them to understand and use the process of communication. PECS aims to teach spontaneous social-communication skills by means of symbols or pictures and the teaching relies on behavioural principles, particularly reinforcement techniques. Behavioural strategies are employed to teach the person to use functional communicative behaviours to request desired objects. The requesting behaviour is reinforced by the receipt of the desired item.

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Doctor I am a young boy of 21 years old. My chest looks like breast. Doctor I am so much emotionally tortured about it. I also feel too much stress when I look at it. Please suggest me as much solutions so that I can get rid of this serious trouble as soon as possible.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Doctor I am a young boy of 21 years old.
My chest looks like breast.
Doctor I am so much emotionally tortured about i...
Dear Mr Sachin....as you have stated your problem i would advise you to join gymn instantly and do weight training exercises for your pectoralis major muscle....also you could do push-ups at home....you can also do cardio exercise like running, swimming, skipping....the main reason behind your problem is accumulation of fat in your breast....so you have to burn the fat and pump the underlying pectoralis muscle of your chest.....also take care of your diet and avoid fatty foods.......at the same time conduct a blood test to know your Testosterone level....revert back after your blood test
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I am very depressed and filled with anxiety and frustration which is being worsened day by day. Living each day is becoming difficult for me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am very depressed and filled with anxiety and frustration which is being worsened day by day. Living each day is be...
At your age, this claim is serious because there may be unresolved childhood issues that need attention. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. 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. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. 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 every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I always feel anxiety for the past 4 yrs. Loss of memory, stomach anxiety, feeling breathlessness always, fear of death. Sometimes it happened at night and become worse. I feel like heart attack or choking. Whatever happens I losing breathe first followed by a rapid heart beat. Also my nose is always sticked. May be there will be different diseases. Also my veins shivered anytime. Losing breathe in stairsteps. Also problem is related piles where spots are developed. Gap in vertebrae also. Is these problem interrelated or different. Kindly give effective medications to get rid of this ASAP.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I always feel anxiety for the past 4 yrs. Loss of memory, stomach anxiety, feeling breathlessness always, fear of dea...
A lot of the physical problems that you have mentioned can occur due to stress. You may need some medication for the stuffy nose - for which you should consult an ENT - because a doctor can prescribe medication only after examining you. For the rest of the issues you should practice pranayama and yoga, do some relaxation exercises and consult a counsellor/ psychologist- who will be in a position to help you reduce your anxiety, build your self confidence, and help you overcome your fears.
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D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
Here's how to overcome a panic attack naturally.
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I'm 29 years old and I always going into depression because I'm separated with my husband and even feeling lonely .and unable to concentrate on my career .loss in health. I'm unable to forget my husband because I love him but there is no chance to be with him again as my in laws has separated both of us. How should I overcome this pain.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
I'm 29 years old and I always going into depression because I'm separated with my husband and even feeling lonely .an...
Hello Madam, Since the issue is sensitive; its not fair and good do discuss in the open forum. Better you have consultation online or offline of your choice.
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I am very depressed. I think I cannot do any thing. All the time I am thinking to die. I have a little daughter of 4 years. Previously I was working in a bank. After my daughter I had to resign. Till now unable to work. We have no family support at all. Wat can I do.

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
You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. You are disappointed due to your loss of job. Now you have to pull your pants, get up and go to job. Because there is no other alternative. I will help you. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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Hello doctor, I read a novel before 5 years and the hero character in the novel admired me a lot and made me to imagine a lot and live with him in dream, I dunno what to do and how to overcome this, am married now and I want to live happily with my husband, please give me some resolution.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
Very simple. Recall the novel scene by scene, imagine as if your husband doing the hero's role in every scene. Do it as an everyday practice. See how silly your worry is.
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Hi, I'm suffering from OCD so I'm consuming chlorofranil 40 mg twice a daily after how many days I will be treated well my OCD is sexual thoughts type problem.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hi, along with medication you should include psychotherapy in your treatment plan to overcome from OCD. Only medication helps around 40% in psychiatric illnesses. Psychotherapy and counselling helps a lot.
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I lost somebody which is more closer to me last year. We were together for last 20 years of our life. And now I feel so depressed. I can not even concentrate on my studies properly? What should I do to overcome this situation?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I lost somebody which is more closer to me last year. We were together for last 20 years of our life. And now I feel ...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to consult a psychologist online for counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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