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Dr. V Muthukrishnan

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Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. V Muthukrishnan MD Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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I am suffering from anxiety. I think so. Kind of social anxiety. Whenever am going to a new place for interview or to meet a peraon on a blind date. I started feeling dizzyness light headed and also pukes sometime. After puking I feel normal. What is it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
To a certain extent all of us feel like that but we do not react so severely. Perhaps you have an inferiority complex or are afraid of new situations and people. Blind dates can be exciting or frightful, anyway. If the fear is too much for you, then you may react with dizziness and vomiting? like it is unbearable. Together with stress your imagination will tend to go wild with possibilities. Talk to a counselor and deal with this extreme fear, you will no longer have these reactions. It is very useful to also have a fit body by regular exercise; and to be emotionally fit so that you can develop resilience to combat most situations with much composure. Your understanding of people in authority may stem from a strict parent at home to cause much anxiety. Relating to the opposite sex will get better over time with every outing. Many girls are as anxious as you would be and it helps to feel at ease yourself before making them comfortable. You will be a hit with females, if you display composure. Well, men are supposed to be the stabilizing and steadying force especially in crisis: so practice, learn the routines and become adept at it. Not too far into the future you will be walking with the girl of your dreams making her feel secure and safe because of you!
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I lost my friend in an accident now I am very depressed please give me some suggestions.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost my friend in an accident now I am very depressed please give me some suggestions.
Loosing someone close is very tough emotionally. Sometimes persistent grief leads to depression as it causes constant stress response in your body. You may want to see a psychologist or a counselor for few weeks to break the thought pattern that you are having right now and begin a positive pattern. I would also advice to try following things as you are young and stress is present in our daily life these days. Building resilience will go a long way and help you cope up with many life circumstances. Building your resilience will also help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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I could not ready to study I am always sleepy what can I do doctor please tell doctor.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to check for some diseases like anemia and hypothyroidism which can cause these. Check your cbc, tsh and inform me.
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I have been suffering from diabetes type 2 since 13 years. Now a days I feel a urgent need of bowel whenever go outside my home. Is this a mental problem. I am afraid of going anywhere. What should I do to improve my digestive system. Is there any treatment or exercise to cure the same. My diabetes fasting is 153 and pp is 170. Please help me.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I have been suffering from diabetes type 2 since 13 years. Now a days I feel a urgent need of bowel whenever go outsi...
Of course it is a psychological problem. There is a technique called' nuali' in yoga which can strengthen your abdominal muscles thereby strengthen your bladder control. Learn and practice from a qualified yoga teacher, with confidence. You will get positive results.
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How to quit a person smoke? It can be possible any medicine make control on smoking habits?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You can meet with a doctor who will prescribe medications to help you with the craving and to reduce the withdrawal symptoms. To quit do the following: When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous 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. You may also 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 also 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. 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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I do not feel like working at all, I feel sleepy all day and also very weak. I also get negative thoughts and I do not feel like talking to people and always prefer staying. Alone.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I do not feel like working at all, I feel sleepy all day and also very weak. I also get negative thoughts and I do no...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of water violet + 4 drops of impatiens + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping.
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How can a person cure anxiety?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, anxiety is part of body's defense mechanism and it cannot be cured. You are talking about anxiety disorder. Anxiety becomes a disorder when you are obsessed with it or when you fear the symptoms of anxiety. Post a private question to me and I will help you manage your obsession with anxiety. Take care.
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I was diagnosed with mild anxiety 5months back. My symptoms include mild palpitations that last for 20-45 minutes. I had checked my BP once when I had these palpitations, it was 150/95. When I checked it otherwise when I wasn't anxious, it was 130/85. Does anxiety cause long term BP issues? I am currently on clonazepam 0.5 mg and etizolam 0.5 mg for anxiety. I am considering pranayam and yoga too as a longer term solution. Should I consider visiting a doctor for my BP or is it normal during anxiety?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I was diagnosed with mild anxiety 5months back. My symptoms include mild palpitations that last for 20-45 minutes. I ...
Anxiety affects your heart rate and muscle contractions and cause considerable stress. Long term anxiety can cause changes in blood pressure and lead to hypertension. A reduction in stress and anxiety with exercises, meditation, medications etc definitely reduces the blood pressure. Monitor your blood pressure very 10-12 days so as to notice the change. Visit your psychiatrist at scheduled follow ups to consider modifications in medicines accordingly. Consult online for further queries and assitance.
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I am 50 years old, I am suffering from pain at my right leg before toe, the pain is unbearable, it is due to my uric acid level is high than normal. Is any medicine to get rid from uric acid.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 50 years old, I am suffering from pain at my right leg before toe, the pain is unbearable, it is due to my uric ...
Normal level are 2.4-6mg/dl in male and in female and3.4-7mg/dl .High uric acid can cause Gout,arthritis,Kidney stone 1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish,sea food(sardines)/prawn 2.Avoid pulses,, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6.Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician
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My wife is 47 years old and she is suffering from mental tension/disease. Her behavior is always to suspicious about me. She thinks that I am related with other women in office without knowing facts.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
1. Do you both spend time together? if this doesn't happen and she sees you spending more time in the office, then it could be one reason to mistrust you even though you are not to blame. She wants your attention which she may not be getting enough. 2. How is your sexual life with each other? if it's not satisfactory then again such doubts will come in marriage. 3. Do you have differences with each other which haven't been resolved yet and are causing tension between you two? then she might be using this blame to cast you in a perpetrator role and put herself in victim role. These things happen in marriage as there are many expectations from each other. Marriage is built on pillars of respect, trust, open communication and time with each other. If any of these go out of balance then there will be complications in marriage. It comes with lot of compromise, understanding, acceptance and forgiveness. Counselling can help you sort out marital issues and help you put your marriage back on track. Both of you can attend couple counselling in your city. If you have any queries, then please contact me on private chat.
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My nature is so quiet, am very emotional person. Any situation however it is not big but I take it very serious, my mood off most of the time. Only negative things going on my mind.help me please

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My nature is so quiet, am very emotional person. Any situation however it is not big but I take it very serious, my m...
Don't interfere to any body's business. Just pay attention to your own work. Daily morning meditation can solve your problem further.
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What I eat to improve my memory?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist,
What I eat to improve my memory?
Eat healthy food. No specific food are scientifically proven to improve memory. But some indian literature says gheee and ladies finger help to some extent.
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How to quit smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine 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 smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I am 24 years old. Im unable to increase my health profile. Wt is d normal suggested diet for improvement improvement in my health. I smoke cigarette 5 to 6 a day. In my cough black cough is coming after spitting. Wt is d suggested techniques get rid of such black cough. Is it due toexcessivetar in my lungs or d dust from road.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I am 24 years old. Im unable to increase my health profile. Wt is d normal suggested diet for improvement improvement...
You may follow regular daily routines of getting all dietary measures and daily behaviours as well as exercise and yoga and morning walk every day. Hot water sipping boiled with ginger and tulasi leaves every one hour for whole day. Use light diets and soups of carrots and beetroot with moong daal and green vegetables and dariya with green vegetables and moong daal soups. Milk boiled with ginger and haldi two times daily. Grean tea without sugars. Daily pranayam for 5 minutes two times a day. You have smoking cough problems and symptoms you have are not good as it will create problems later in future. You must follow the given advices as above. It will help you from black cough.
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I am a 24 year old male. I have a snoring problem. I snore each time I fall asleep. I also used an app to check my snoring and it showed me that I snore about 75%-80% of the time I fall asleep. I smoke but I don't drink.

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Chennai
Rightly advised: 1) seek ent consultation to rule out any local pathology 2) get polysomnogram done to rule out sleep apnoea - whether central or peripheral 3) try to reduce your weight 4) most important: - quit smoking - to prevent further damage to your burnt upper respiratory tract.
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Do alcohol, drug abuse or masturbation kill brain cells? Can dead brain cells recover?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Do alcohol, drug abuse or masturbation kill brain cells? Can dead brain cells recover?
Dead brain cells will not recover. Alcohol and drugs, when overused, can cause brain cell damage. When a person drinks till he is sloshed, for example, 10000 brain cells can be damaged forever. Masturbation is not known to cause any brain cell damage.
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I am 21 year old male and b. Tech 3year student. I am very hesitant to speak is strange problem. It's a childhood problem. Please tell me how can will be skip the problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It seems that you are scared to talk to people. The desire is there but the fear is crippling you. You need to meet with a counselor to deal with this fear and learn how to express the feeling as well as to reach out. Are you afraid that you may not speak well, or that your ideas are not that good, or that people will judge you, or that they will find out about how poor you are intellectually, etc? these are unnecessary dialogues you have and they are not true at all. When people are in conversation, we are listening to information and how you present the same. You are very harsh on yourself and have decided, for some reason, that you are not good enough. You may have been reprimanded in childhood for speaking or your parents may have been too strict at home. These could intimidate you when you are to speak in front of people. All these matters must be taken up with the counselor. Start talking to people at home first, particularly children, and slowly grade up to older teens and then to adults, as you build confidence. If you prepare and rehearse the conversation you are likely to have, you will do very well when you actually do it. Now there is no guarantee that whatever you prepared is going to be the exact conversation but since you are prepared most of the conversation will go according to script and the rest will be easy to handle because they will be minor deviations from the main course. You could attend the toastmasters club, and go for conversational skills courses too. Good social practice will eventually see you through. Nothing will happen, if you are passive about this. For your information public speaking is the number one fear of all mankind. Yet, people speak and appear so confident: it is because they use the fear to advantage and prepare themselves well. So you are not alone.
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