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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Venkatesh Madhan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Nandanam, Chennai. You can visit him at Vijai Nursing Home in Nandanam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Madhan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 17 years old. I am suffering from stammering problem from my childhood. Can you suggest me some medicine or tips that can be helpful for me.

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I wan to stop smoking. what can i do?

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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. 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.

Whenever I am in relationships I get over attached and sometimes behavior is too strict possessive and end up fighting crying and harming myself by alcohol and sleeping pills. I love that person so much that I don't understand what's going wrong and I behave to strange. M emotionally broke and I fear that I'll harm myself or him or do something very bad. Pls Help I know it's wrong but what should I do! Sometimes I lock myself n cry and just keep on talking to myself very aggravatly.

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Whenever I am in relationships I get over attached and sometimes behavior is too strict possessive and end up fightin...
Hello lybrate-user, Through your query I can interpret that you are very emotional, and its the awesome quality But don't make your quality as your weakness, you need to channelise this energy in positive direction. When we try to hold something very tightly it goes away from us with double intensity. Every relation demands some space and when ever this space lacks in any relation it lead to abrupt end of relation, it cannot last longer. As per many research if we involve in 2-3 activity at a time our energy divides and our dependency on thing decrease, so what you have to do is to involve yourself in other activities whether you are in any relation or not it does't matter ,remain in contact with friends ,relatives ,continue your hobbies, involve yourself in other activities, do yoga ,meditation.
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I am 21 years old chain smoker can't leave without cigaratee lovelife has destroyed me. Cant sleep at night. Always keep on thinking even while driving fed up of life.

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Start tab bupropionxl150mg at nght. Chewtab nicotex whenever there is craving for smoking. Tab larpose 2mgat night for sleep. Report after 7 days.
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I am suffering from epilepsy from last ten years but I don't get any fit from 4 years. Can I leave our medicine, reply only when you take guarantee that no fit will arise after leaving medicine's?

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Very slowly- but before that we have to have an idea of what type of epilepsy. Some needs life long treatmnt.

I having low fever from past 3 days and even body pain and even some feeling cold. Malaria or dengue symptoms?

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I having low fever from past 3 days and even body pain and even some feeling cold. Malaria or dengue symptoms?
Several things can be done to prevent cold: -Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. -Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat.Take only lukewarm water to drink during the day -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily. -Complications like infections of ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Cough- For dry cough.Take syrup Alex-D.(1 tsp thrice daily) -Productive cough:it brings up mucus from behind the throat or lungs.Use syrup Alex. -Get chest xray done if cough lasts for more than a week and consult doctor immediately. -Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily get investigated by lab to confirm by dengue test

I am 23. I don't want a certain secretary post in my college. But college association wants only me to take it. My classmate has applied for the same post. He wants it. I have a fear or friction between my classmates. I don't know if I should choose peace or power.

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I am 23. I don't want a certain secretary post in my college. But college association wants only me to take it. My cl...
If you need job then join. You have other offers then try. Do not sacrifice for others. Others what they are think about us. It is not important. It is your feelling if you go and ask what they reply to you. You seems to be very sensitive. If it is require then join. Everything it is in your hands. Do not worry and do not think unnecessary matters. My advice is join. As you wish join or not. Ok best of luck.
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I'm in depression as my girl friend betrayed me. We have 5 years relationship and we were like husband and wife. She suddenly had an affair with other person. I need help.

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Let her go and enjoy life. If you really love her then you should respect her decision. God may be having better plans for u. So dont worry carry on with your life.
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My son is in 10th standard and we have shifted in may 2015 in mumbai from gurgaon and he got admitted in Ryan international school Kandivali. Now he is in 10th standard and got very less percentage in 9th He is not taking interest in his study do not want to go to school always busy with mobile and get irritated when ask to give the mobile from feb 2016 he suffered from plural effusion and taking medicine from feb till octb. If we say anything either regarding mobile or studying he blackmail that he will not take the medicine. So please help in which we may tackle him so that he may take interest in his study and mitigate the interest in mobile.

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My son is in 10th standard and we have shifted in may 2015 in mumbai from gurgaon and he got admitted in Ryan interna...
Dear lybrate user. I think you are surrendering to his blackmailing tactics. You have to clearly state the intentions. You want him to study better and score good marks. For that he needs to get rid of mobile and other tv programs. You and he needs it for his future. You have to tell him this and be stubborn. I also suggest online behaviour counselling to your son. Take care.

I am male 33 years old .I am suffering from depression .I have taken treatment from last 2 years and I have decided everyday to take exercise but I think to wake early in the morning is effect my sleep. Due to this I can't do exercise.in the evening its too late bcz of office time. The medication given by doctor are 1.mirtaz7.5 2nexito-5 mg 3.later-50 mg Please suggest what should I do.

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I am male 33 years old .I am suffering from depression .I have taken treatment from last 2 years and I have decided e...
Dear lybrate user...Certain depression medication like mirtazapine may cause excess sedation like in your case. My advice to you would be to take medications early in the evening say by 7, so that the early you sleep the early you would be able to get up in the morning and wont have daytime sleepiness too. All the best

For e. G. I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time pls help me.

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For e. G. I lost some body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the t...
Dear Raj. Welcome to lybrate. Loosing someone near and dear is definitely a loss and it is grief. Grief related depression and resultant symptoms like sleeplessness, worries, being alone are also considered normal. Such depression usually lessens itself within a span of some weeks. Don't sit idle. Engage yourself in creative and entertaining activities to help you overcome the depression. Take care.
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Hi. I am an 18 years old male who suddenly started going to the gym. Recently, I have had a lot of body pain. Could you suggest a natural and at-home method to relieve myself of the pain? Thank you.

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Is there any benefits of liquor? I heard that rum is regular use medicine. Is it true? Is liquor good for health? Please give me information.

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Is there any benefits of liquor? I heard that rum is regular use medicine. Is it true? Is liquor good for health? Ple...
I think you loved liquor. Still I will suggest you nothing over is good but in limit it is not harmful.
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How to quiet smoking? I want to quit every single day but I can not stop myself to smoke.

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Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. 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. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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My daughter is 8 year old and good at studies and quite bright child. The problem is with her EQ. She usually has her opinion on everything and will make sure that it is been followed. She does not follow what we say at once usually. Sometimes in front of others, when she does something which we have told her not to do, it causes stress and anger in us. She wants us to give her complete attention all the time, which can not happen all the time. (incase of guests etc) during such times she demands for the tv. Which if I do not give. She starts irritating me. And after that she get the avoiding she gets into denial mode. So whatever is been told to do she will say no for it. How should I handle it?

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My daughter is 8 year old and good at studies and quite bright child. The problem is with her EQ. She usually has her...
Dear lybrate-user, it must be tough dealing with such a child. Give her instructions of what to do and what no to do very gently at a time when she is absolutely calm and receptive. Make her do more physical activities, like dancing, or aerobics or yoga or outdoor sports. This might take away some of her restlessness and regulate her body and mind. Also remember, one should be firm with children. Hope my suggestion helps you.
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I have high blood pressure for aa year now. It is 160/120. I am not taking medicine as I feel it's due to overweight situation. I used to smoke, is it involved in the cause? Kindly suggest some way to eradicate high bp.

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I have high blood pressure for aa year now. It is 160/120. I am not taking medicine as I feel it's due to overweight ...
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I dont know where to start . I feel so hurt, frustrated, disturb and lonely, my prob is that wen I get angry or frustrated I take out all my anger and frustrations at my bf and later feel very guilty. this days he has changed alot. He took to me nicely but we lack that old spark that we had in our relation. Sometimes he use 2 leave me all alone and I feel very bad. N we are not in the same city now, he went fo cochin in anoda city. Do you think he got ova me?? few days ago I told him that he is very changed and I am very hurt by his behavior and I want him to be like before he said that its not possible because I have changed but I have not changed. i am having lots of prob that I cant deal wth so I remain always frustrated and may be in solving my prob I have hurted him alot or might not have taken care of him. Please help me. I really cant leave with-tout him. I feel like crying. I have even asked him whether he got over me. But he always says that he loves me and sometimes gets angry n say dt I olws thnk nonsens. M I being irritating to him? we were very happy bfore. He use 2 look after me lyk ah baby, I love him very very much. I know I should have mange my anger. I feel so guilty now. He is the only 1 wt whm I share everything. He is my love, my dad, my bestie, my everything. I will be very alone if he would leave me, I may even commit suicide.

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Dear, you are young and therefore you are infactuated. At this age, you cannot love another person mindfully because you are not mature enough to understand some body. Secondly, now you are disappointed. Any decision taken in haste during emotional period, always is false decisions. Wait and watch. How can you say that he will leave you? how can you predict your future? now is not the time for that. Wait. Concentrate on your education and career. Rest we will see in future. Take care.
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How Good Are E-cigarettes, Really?

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E-cigarettes : Good Or Bad?

E-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes are vaporizers powered by battery which instigates the feeling of smoking. Though it has emerged as a measure to quit smoking, it is not so successful in achieving the same.

Check out its Benefits Vs Risks

BENEFITS.
1. Alternative to smoking - For those who find hard to quit smoking can replace this smoke and tobacco free device with the traditional cigarettes and can reduce the intake of smoke or tobacco to minimal.

2. Easy on the pocket book - The cost of e-cigarettes is relatively low than traditional cigarettes. Hence, it fits well under the budget of chain smokers.

3. Reduces the risk to diseases - Cigarette smoking is injurious to health. It can cause innumerable diseases from cancer, stroke, heart attack, pneumonia to osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s etc. E-cigarettes have reduced the risk of many of these diseases for the smokers.

4. Odor free Cigarette - The odor from a smoker after smoking is unbearable. E-cigarettes help get rid of the maleficent odor and so others won’t notice the smell.

RISKS.

1. E-liquids - E-cigarettes have e-liquids which are very harmfull for the body. A small amount of e-liquid is enough to kill a child or an adult. Hence, there is an increased risk to life of a smoker.

2. Lacks labeling - E-cigarettes do not have proper labeling, health warnings, directions to use and its safe disposal technique. Hence, it has an added risk to environment if the e-liquids get exposed/leaked.

3. High levels of Nicotine - Though it is a tobacco and smoke-free cigarette, over usage of the same can make you addicted to nicotine which has further negative impacts on your health.
Hence, e-cigarettes may help in quit smoking, it is equally hazardous to your health.


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Study Smarter and Not Harder!

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There are few things I hear over and over again from students
1. How they are studying for so many in a day
2. How they do not have even time for anything else in their life due to study pressure
3. How they are sleep deprived
4. How much they are stressed
5. And finally, after all the sacrifices and hard work, their exam performance is not what they expect.

Here are few tips to study smart, improve your grades and yet have a life!
We all know that 2 hours of focused study will be much more productive than 4 hours of distracted study. And, the good news is that concentration is a mental skill that you can develop and improve. There are two ways to improve your concentration:

A. First, work on raising your brain's natural ability to concentrate or in other words, learn to increase your attention span.
B. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier.

Improving your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it is worth it. In my personal experience with students, I have seen noticeable improvement in relatively short time.

A. Ideas for daily concentration boosting habits include

1. Mindfulness meditation: Many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Mindfulness meditation, where one focuses on one's breathing, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. To begin with you may try a guided meditation. One can easily find audios for guided meditation online.

2. Proper sleep: I am sorry to say this. Pulling all nighters will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be to study as well as answer questions in exams.

3. Food for your Brain: The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not just keep scoring higher in the game! Try Lumosity and use only free version this will help you restrict your daily play time to 20 minutes and have maximum benefit.

4. Eat healthier: Your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Instead you could keep some nuts such as walnuts, almond or peanuts as in between munches. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could.

5. Exercise: It is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing energy and focus. At least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Going for a short jog of 20 minutes will make next 4 to 5 hours of study very efficient.

B. Optimize your mental state & environment

In addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine; also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying.

1. Create a study space: Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed.

2. Remove distractions: Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration.

3. Reduce background noises: If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking.

4. Use timer: Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time.

5. Stay motivated: If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing 2-3 hours of intense studying.
That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to.

6. Take breaks: Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind.

Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also.

How an expert can help?
If you want to get individualized expert opinion about how you are studying currently and what ways you can improve; you can always consult the expert. Once he/she knows what your current study methods are, they will be able to give you specific tips to improve upon. Most likely once you incorporate those tips you will be spending less time studying and your grades will improve. That's what is studying smarter and not harder means!!
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