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Dr. Vasanth

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Vasanth Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Vasanth is a renowned Psychiatrist in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Vitalife Clinic in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vasanth on Lybrate.com.

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I feel depressed from past few weeks my relation with my family are not at all good I even tried twice to cut my wrist and suicide but it was too hurting that I was not able to go through such pain still I feel like killing my self I do not want to live. Is there any way easy to suicide because each second of my life is becoming miserable and is there any medicine to kill yourself easily?

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I feel depressed from past few weeks my relation with my family are not at all good I even tried twice to cut my wris...
Hi lybrate-user, this is a very wrong platform for asking ways for suicide, we are in medical profession our job is to save lives and help people. Apart from that, I feel there is no stress in life which leads you to suicide there are always option just have the courage to opt for it. Suicide is not solution its inviting more and more trouble. Do one thing consult a psychologist and discuss your stress you will surely be able to deal with the stress in a much better way you can consult me for same. Please do asap, each life is important for us. All the best.
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I am 23 years old male. I trying to stop smocking. How can I stop that bad habit. And is der any tablets for stop smoking in market. Of der pls tell me. If I stop suddenly what happens.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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You need to meet with a doctor to get a prescription for medicines to aid in smoking cessation. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. 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 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 heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage daring. Then why this phobia created and what is solution. Please help. I do anulom vilom pranayam daily. Suryanamskar sometimes.Please tell sir.

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Sir I am 25 years old. I am suffering from social phobia like in group, travelling on road but I have lot of stage da...
Hi, in the theatrical activities you are with the people who are known to you but in other situations you r with the group of unknown people. So basically your fear is for unknown people. Try systematic desensitization. In this you first take your friend or relative with you on a bus ride or the place where you fear to go alone. Continue this for some days. After few days you go alone on the same bus route or same places. Continue this again for some days then go to some new but less crowded place or new bus route. This exercise will help you. During this exercise when ever you feel scared or tensed close your eyes and take deep breaths. Keep a water bottle with you and take few sips at regular intervals. You can put some music on your earphones too during this exercise when you are going alone. I believe this exercise will remove your fobia for unknown people and places.

I went to quit smoking. Please suggestions

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Dear, to stop smoking, you need will power. There is no magic wand. Nicotine replacement therapy works well for some time, but you will need to stop that therapy too after some time. You are very young, in my opinion, you will be able to stop it without much trouble. Just stop it. Take care.
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Hi, I don't have any one in this world. Am all alone for this whole life. No parents. No relatives. No friends. I am really feeling very lonely. I have a lot of suicidal tendencies. Please help me. I have lost everyone because of my anger. No one wants to be with me.

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Homeopath
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Dear lybrate user your anger and suicidal tendency is an output of depression you need to consult a psychiatrist immediately. In meantime you can start taking following homeopathy medicine nat mur 30 8 pills once a day for 15 days passiflora q 15 drops 3 times a day for 15 days with water it wikk be available at any homeo pharmacy.
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On 18th November 2015 (my 50th birthday) I visited a psychiatrist for the first time for my suspected depression. After trying various drugs I am now taking VILAZODONE 20 mg. What is the history behind this drug, what are it's benefits over older antidepressants such as Prozac etc. And what indicators does the psychiatrist look for to discontinue this medication?

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On 18th November 2015 (my 50th birthday) I visited a psychiatrist for the first time for my suspected depression. Aft...
Vilazodone is a new drug recently introduced in india. It has additional mechanisms of action over prozac or fluoxetine. Antidepressant response can be unpredictable such that a person not responding to prozac may respond to vilazodone although vice versa is also possible. Prozac can cause temporary difficulty in erection and increase ejaculation time. Sexual side effects are reportedly less likely with vilazodone although it may be more sedating than prozac. Hope that helps!
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I had noticed blood traces at the beginning urination about one month back. I carried out a blood urine examination it said PSA as 7.69, Further scanning showed prostate is of normal size. I took ciplox 500 for a month and retestedt PSA and the result showed 7.67. The doctor said that a biopsy is needed. Since I am 74 years old, I don't intend to go for biopsy. If I leave it as is, will there be any complication later? Is there any medication available for high PSA?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
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I had noticed blood traces at the beginning urination about one month back. I carried out a blood urine examination i...
Yes, go in for the biopsy. If a pathological specimen confirms the benign nature of the growth then you should not be worried. Medications usually help and if the psa is high even after surgery you may have to go in for a whole body scan. There may be other foci in the system that may be elevating the psa and this is called as false positive. I hope this helps.
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I am a 22 years old young guy. I finished my ug degree in engineering this year only. I hate my parents. But I love my mother very much. Without him i'm nothing. I have no father. He left my mother and me in my childhood. Afterthat my mom only taking responsibility to protect me and save me from this world. But now my mom is not true for me. She is in relationship with someone. I hate this very much. But I didn't ask anything about it to my mom. I know this from my mom's mobile number. That time also I never believed it. But oneday I saw that f**king person in my home with my mom. I don't want to live in this world. Why I want to live hereafter? my dad left me at the childhood and my mom also not true for me now. Then y want to live? I waste my life in engineering and now. Everyone in this world are fake. Nobody is perfect. I hate everything. I have lots of stress and pain my mind. I can't sleep well in any night. Please give me idea to die.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I am a 22 years old young guy. I finished my ug degree in engineering this year only. I hate my parents. But I love m...
I am sorry that your father abandoned you and mom in childhood. This is certainly having a great impact on you. Your anger towards your father is causing you too much distress and I suggest that you speak to a counselor and purge it out of your system, and soon too. As a result of your father?s absence, you and your mother have been stuck in a symbiosis, where you are unable to see her love someone else. Naturally you thought she was all there for you alone but you now find that she is devoting her time and love to another. Here again it will help to talk to a counselor to handle this intolerance you have developed. It seems that mom has fulfilled her duty towards you and feels like she can move on with her life. You must look at her with empathy. If you cannot tolerate her meeting her needs, you can imagine how much of a sacrifice she has made living without love herself and devoting all these years exclusively for your education and well being! You have to break out of the symbiosis and grow up to be your own man. If you truly love your mom, you must encourage her to live her life now that she has shaped yours. Because you are stuck in the symbiosis in an unhealthy manner, you feel like you are not able to break the apron strings and move on with your life. But move on you must. Mom sacrificed to give you life but you do not seem to appreciate that and cannot even seem to want to live. You need to get on with your life and will understand all this better, if and when you get into another relationship yourself: now that is something I suggest you explore. It will open your eyes to other people?s needs and thereby you will have an understanding of your mom. Life is very precious and you are too. Be a man and go conquer the world. Life has just begun for you but you may end up a quitter, if you do not live a life of your own and in a most fruitful way. A counselor will certainly help you in many ways to reach your milestones in life and grow in maturity soon.
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My father is unable to stop smoking. Is there any crucial advice to stop quickly?

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management, MD - Consultant Physician, Fellowship Critical Care Management
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Hello, there are some good medicines available which helps in getting rid of smoking. But the most important thing is will power of a person and his family/friends support.
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My sister in law is 25 yrs old. She was suffered from panic attack last from 4 days. She has symptoms like racing heartbeat, Shortness of breath, Sweating, Shaking, Changes in mental state including fleeing of detachment. Numbness in the hand or feet. Tightness. Fear that you might die. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath
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My sister in law is 25 yrs old. She was suffered from panic attack last from 4 days. She has symptoms like racing hea...
Hello. Has she suffered from recent disappointment/ failure/ loss of family member? Why she is behaving like this, you haven't mentioned about the past history or the causative factor. We do have wonderful medicines in homoeopathy Give her one dose of Ignatia 200 daily in the morning time for 3 days, revert me back for her condition.

This is Surabhi. My days are getting worse to worst I am unable to come out from those negative memories of my life that are continuously making me feel low and depressed, tell me doctor how to come out of this depression.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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This is Surabhi. My days are getting worse to worst I am unable to come out from those negative memories of my life t...
You have to practise mind control, meditation, yoga and see. If not relieved you have to take medicines
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I am suffering from stammering from the age of 5 now I am 18 but still I haven't cured it. But this time I am pursuing professional courses therefore I need to get it correct but I can't pay fees of speech therapists as they charge in thousands a month. Therefore please suggest me ways to cure it at home itself.

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
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Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Stammering is" speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or" say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses" stammering could be due to two reasons. First reason is vocal cord misalignment. Second is psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ent specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ent specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, the best option is stammer therapy. Take care.
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I am 21yrs old and I am addicted to cigarette smoking a lot. How can I prevent or force myself from stopping the consumption of cigarette?

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hi, please take homeopathic medicine luyco 200 3 doses, arnica 30 5 drops in few luke water once a day and see results in ist month.
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I am a 27 yrs old girl, I am facing lots of problem in my relationship. I also introduced my bf to my parents but they are not ready to accept him. I have been in this relationship more than 1.5 year. I and my bf have already decided that we will not go against our parents. I am feeling very insecure because my bf took 7-8 times back foot from this relationship. Each and every time he used to talk about my parents that they are not agree and I will not got against them. Every time when I expected his support I found myself alone in front of our parents. I don't know what should I do, I am feeling very depressed because of his behavior. At times I feel its very simple to break this relationship and move on. Every time I only convinced him that everything will be fine. Earlier every time I took initiative whenver he broke up with me but this time I really felt broken and I havn't talked with him since last 6 days. I dnt knw what I should do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I think that your parents? reason to disapprove of this relationship must be considered, if it is valid. If it is not justified, then you can wait. But I understand that both of you have agreed not to do anything as long as they disapprove. That is a good decision. Then how come he is constantly referring to that? is he insecure? in that case you must let him go because it is not fair to hold on to him, if the future is not secure. I am only surprised that since he had agreed, he must also be patient. During the interim you must work on your parents to change their mind. If they are adamant then it seems like a losing battle. You must stop convincing him every time he is reminded about the parents? being against this relationship. He either stays committed or quits, and you need not blame him either. Leave him from an okay position and seek another but this time someone whom your parents will approve. If this is the time and opportunity to stop the relationship completely since you have already stopped talking to him, then go ahead and leave it now. The delay to decide will only lead to unwelcome compromises.
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I am 19 years old I have an headache for more than 3 months it's too panic. I'd isn't concentrate on anything plse do something fast and my all get very panic all the time like that I am feeling lazy. Like.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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I am 19 years old I have an headache for more than 3 months it's too panic. I'd isn't concentrate on anything plse do...
Hi Take ½ glass of carrot juice + Add ½ glass of spinach juice + Mix well + Drink this juice to cure headache 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.
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I recently went through a breakup because I am meant to get married soon. I don't have any interest in going to work anymore or do anything. I don't get sleep easily and I don't even eat. I am only drinking and smoking. Please help because I am going mad.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist
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Dear Ankit, I can understand you are undergoing emotional turmoil at this situation. To deal this situation you need to vent your feelings with a counselor. Smoking, drinking and sleeplessness can only worsen your situation. There are lot of positive ways to deal the ups and downs of life. Like involving in hobbies, improving your physical fitness, sharing your feelings with counselor etc. Take care.

Im addicted to smoke weed? And now I wanna quite with smoking immediately. So what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Stopping weed is like any other habit like smoking and has to be done immediately, promptly, and abruptly. 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 and the high you get from the weed. 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 weed 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. Though there are contravening information percolating from researchers of various kinds expounding about its benefits. 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. 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, even though you are into weed. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers of weed and cigarettes 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 refill, 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 am 27 years old and I have much stress. Sometimes I behave abnormal due to stress. What can I do to release the stress and to control my Mind.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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I am 27 years old and I have much stress. Sometimes I behave abnormal due to stress. What can I do to release the str...
Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, relaxation techniques etc will reduce your stress,
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I have a body pain what can i do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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I have a body pain what can i do?
Body pain is a common symptom after excessive manual labour or exercise (due to collection of lactic acid) or in case of some infection. If you are experiencing it due to exercise or work then take rest, drink enough water and massage your body. Massaging may remove the collected lactic acid from muscles and may relieve pain. If there is other symptoms also like fever, cough, sneezing, headache, vomiting, loose motion, pain abdomen then one must visit a doctor for detailed check up.

I am balesh 24 years old .i have a talking problem that means I have taken so much time to speak some words. Its not came with my birth. I have problem this from my 5th class. Please give me suggestion that to which doctor I need to consult to solve my problem.

MBBS
General Physician
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Please Check your thyroid hormone levels and send me report on Lybrate Meanwhile Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do meditation regularly Practice for speaking fluently, daily.
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