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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan

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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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Dear Dr. Sir, Please tell me ayurvedic medicine for anxiety ,anti stress, forgetting problem removing, concentration,confidence, and clarity in understanding. I forgot after some times. I feel self-confidence zero. I always confused because of not clearly understanding.

M.Phil (Child and Adolescent Psychology)
Psychologist, Unnao
Dear Dr. Sir,
Please tell me ayurvedic medicine for anxiety ,anti stress, forgetting problem removing, concentration,...
Hello lakshman For your problem psychological counselling and therapies like behaviour tberapy will be help full not medicine
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Hi, I have become superstitious ex if I do not do that then something bad will happen and things like that plus I think about the unusual things .please tell me how to remove these things from my life.

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
Hi, I have become superstitious ex if I do not do that then something bad will happen and things like that plus I thi...
Dear Lybrate user. Being extremely superstitious and being anxious and apprehensive about a superstitious belief, comes under obsession and anxiety disorder. If you really have grave superstitious beliefs and related apprehension and anxiety, you will need Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT will help you overcome these issues. Take care.
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Please help me how to come out from negativity mind and while speaking to others I am getting fear and tensed for little things I ll become full emotional this thing irritates me please help me out.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please help me how to come out from negativity mind and while speaking to others I am getting fear and tensed for lit...
Please take following medicine:- motinical 1m / 5 drops in little water twice a week for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Is there any food which can be included in daily meals to cure and avoid depression and keep family away from any such bad incidence of depression I mean work as detterant to depression for entire family for lifetime.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Is there any food which can be included in daily meals to cure and avoid depression and keep family away from any suc...
Good foods for this are Fatty fish (anchovy, mackerel, salmon, sardines, shad, and tuna) Flaxseed. Canola and soybean oils. Nuts, especially walnuts. Dark green, leafy vegetables.
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Doctors my ICSE boards examinations are only 20 days far from now, but I have not learn any thing, so please guide me how can I concentrate in my studies? Please.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I am not sure what you mean by" not learnt anything" actually you have not studied or is it your anxiety which makes you say that you have not learnt anything. Well, in 20 days, you will need to cover a lot of content which means that all kinds of distraction like computer, mobile, tv, friends will take a back seat and you will focus your attention on your studies, small periods of relaxation, eating and sleeping. You will need to organise your time in such a manner that you are able to give ample time to important portions to study. If you want to leave out unimportant portions, then do so. Walking and loudly repeating what you have learnt helps to retain for longer. Make points and elaborate in your mind. Use a highlighter to mark out important portions. Use mnemonics and abbreviations like vibgyor to help retain portions faster. Using all senses to learn portion helps immensely. You can attach a mental image, smell, music or color to various things to access it faster while reproducing content in the exams. Reduce junk foood to minimum and eat only brain healthy food to increase focus, retention and reproduction. Exercise everyday to improve blood circulation and mental alertness.
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Hi Sir mujhe Pshycological problem December se ho raha hai khuch v achacha nahi soch pata hu. December se Mere mind me sirf negative thinking aate hai khuch acha nahi soch pata hu. Sir hamesa bhari rehta hai. Sirf gali galoj aate hai din bhar bahot pareshan hu isse please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi Sir mujhe Pshycological problem December se ho raha hai khuch v achacha nahi soch pata hu. December se Mere mind m...
Move one positive step a day and soon you will find confidence and self esteem coming back to you. Focus on exercising everyday as it is one of the best stress busters and will relax you and elevate your mood. Eating a healthy food is also important as it will support you physically and mentally by providing all the nutrients required. Avoid or minimize all types of stimulants (tea /coffee etc ). Try to share your thoughts with people who are close to you (like friends and family ). Indulge in some creative activity (any hobby) so that you feel good about being your natural self. Take the help of a professional (counselors / psychiatrist) if needed.
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I have a very weak memory! I forget things in some days. What should I do? Please suggest me some ways.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
In the late adolescence there are bound to be problems with unsettled hormonal activity. Once this settles you will recover your remembering ability.I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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M 21 year old for I get very angry soon when people say something to me sudden I feel depressed n angry n sad. When I'm angry I feel to cry and I feel kill them I can't control my angry ness. Plzzzz suggest me how to control this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
M 21 year old for I get very angry soon when people say something to me sudden I feel depressed n angry n sad. When I...
Some of the "typical" responses to frustration include anger, quitting (burn out or giving up), loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, stress and depression. Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper ANGER: There is a saying "Frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression." Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. GIVING UP: Giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. LOSS OF CONFIDENCE: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that If we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself "It is worth it!" and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. STRESS: is the "wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. DEPRESSION: Depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. OTHER REACTIONS: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions Whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation. Learning To Deal With Frustration It is unrealistic to believe you can rid yourself of frustration forever, but you can learn to do things to minimize your frustrations and to make sure you do not engage in unhealthy responses to frustration. You will need to learn to distinguish between what you hope will happen, what will probably happen, and what actually happened. Life inevitably has its ups and downs -- its moments of relaxation and times of tension. When you learn to truly accept this reality, you come one step closer to being able to deal with frustration in a healthy way. There are several types of problems that we encounter in everyday living: those which you know can be solved, those which you are not sure if they can be solved or not, those you know are totally out of your control, and those you are so confused about that you do not even know what the problem is. You need to be able to accurately assess your abilities to alter situations that prevent you from solving your problems and reaching your goal. Then you will be able to assess which of the types of problems you have encountered, and you will then be able to develop a realistic plan. Learning to take things in stride will also help you to be more content and happy which, in turn, will help you to more easily overcome anger and frustration. If you are upset, sad, anxious, or depressed you will have less patience and tolerance for everything and everybody. Treatment of Frustration Frustration and anger are fundamental emotions that everyone experiences from time to time. From a very early age, people learn to express frustration by copying the behaviour they see modelled around them, and by expressing frustration and angry behaviour and seeing what they can get away with. We all suffer from frustration, and being able to effectively deal with frustration is a very important skill to develop. Each person needs to learn how to control frustration, so that it does not control them. The following is a brief overview of types of frustration management programs and resources that have proved helpful in understanding and controlling frustration and anger. I have found several approaches to treatment that have been effective for my clients including: Individual and Group Therapy for Anger Management. A therapist who can observe and analyse your behaviour from an impartial perspective, can help you with your reality testing. A therapist knows many effective frustration and anger management strategies and will be able to help you develop a personalized set of strategies for changing both your thinking and behaviour. Depending on your needs, your therapist may work with you on breathing or meditation exercises to reduce frustration, safe and appropriate emotional and physical techniques to release frustration, communication, or cognitive restructuring (a method for disputing and changing the way you think). Relaxation and exercise Simple relaxation tools such as deep breathing and relaxing imagery can help calm down feelings of frustration and anger. Breathing deeply, from your diaphragm, will help while breathing from your chest won't relax you. While breathing, you can slowly repeat a calm word or phrase such as "relax," "calm down" or "take it easy." Non-strenuous exercise, like yoga, can relax your muscles and make you feel much calmer. Strenuous and vigorous exercise can also help you to work off frustration and angry feelings. Frustration can have a highly damaging impact on our frame of mind. It can turn a positive person into a person who sees nearly everything as a problem. It can slow you down, inhibit your progress, and at times completely immobilize you. We can become so wound up with our frustration that we do not, and cannot, think or act rationally. Our frustration can often exacerbate a situation and create a vicious circle. If we are convinced that our actions are not working, no matter how hard we try, we are much more likely to reduce, rather than increase, our chances of success. Remember, you cannot eliminate frustration. In spite of all your efforts, things will happen that will cause you frustration and anger. Life is filled with frustration, pain, loss, and the unpredictable actions of others. You can't change that; but you can change the way you let such events affect you. If you feel that your degree of frustration is really out of control, if it is having an impact on your relationships and on important parts of your life, you might consider counselling to learn how to handle it better. Please contact me Privately on this site or another therapist.
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My brother is feeling sleepy every time and he is feeling weakness and his reactions have been changed these days is he is going in depression?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
My brother is feeling sleepy every time and he is feeling weakness and his reactions have been changed these days is ...
he needs to take a balanced diet. he needs to take high calorie foods,protein,and complex carbohydrate,and moderate fats. drink 3-4 ltrs water/ day eat more fruits. eat various nuts 2-3 no. / day. eat banana 2-3 no. / day.
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I ve suffering from depression and phobia (i. E snake fear) since one year What can I do to get rid of it.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I ve suffering from depression and phobia (i. E snake fear) since one year What can I do to get rid of it.
You do this: sleep with legs raised up from waist against the wall and upper part of body lying down making 90 degree with legs for 10 mins. Your mind will be relaxed of all stress within 5-7 mins temporarily. Secondly, meditation also helps to reduce stress and depressed feeling. For permanent cure, please consult.
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I am worried about my career and short tempered m please advice me whether I should go for psychiatrist.

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 worried about my career and short tempered m please advice me whether I should go for psychiatrist.
Dear user, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. You are just 24 and you could be pretty junior in your career. You need to sustain the efforts you took in the graduation and post graduation. If you have any doubts regrading selection of your career, I can help you. Take care.
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takes hukkah once a month. I feel that he is not doing the right thing. Its harmful to his health. Please tell some health hazards keeping in mind that his consumption level.

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. Taking hukkah once in a month may not harm his health. You can discourage him from smoking hukkah. But there is nothing to worry about health. Take care.
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Good morning sir / madam I Wana know about depression, how any one goes in depression and what is reason behind it. Please explain.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
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I Wana know about depression, how any one goes in depression and what is reason behind it. P...
Depression can happen to anyone  and does happen to one in four of us over our lifetimes.  Different factors that make it more likely to happen include biological make up, upbringing, or reactions to life events. What keeps it going though is how we deal with those things. The way we think and what we do affects the way we feel. Thinking differently: * STOP take a pause, do relaxation breathing. And ask yourself. What I am racing to- is it fact or opinion? Or is it a negative thinking? * Do something different to divert mind from these thoughts * learn Mindfulness activity and breathing * Self hypnosis helps to reinforce positive thoughts and positive self image * Use positive self talk * Engage in a hobby. Most importantly even when one is depressed he is not always experiencing depression. No two moments are same. Look closely. Each moment is new. Be Happy!
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I need answer help from psychiatrist. I am 35 years old male. I have some different problem. When I am talking with people. My eyes focus is accidentally looking to their mouth. Why it happens I don't know. I am so suffering this problem from years. It is trouble to talking with others face to face. I am not shy man. I am a simple common man. Physically and mentally am all right. I have only this problem. Please help me sir. How should I free and normal comfort talking with others.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I need answer help from psychiatrist. I am 35 years old male. I have some different problem. When I am talking with p...
There could be a deeper psychological meaning in your behaviour. You could benefit from talking to a counsellor and finding the root cause of this issue as its really disturbing you. Meanwhile you could try to look at the persons forehead or eyes and to stay focussed there, do look closely at their facial features leaving aside the mouth. Do this every time to meet someone and compliment yourself whenever you are successful in your attempt. When you are not successful, try to understand what was the reason for looking at the mouth and don't worry about it. Most people don't get it right immediately. Please click on private chat for a personalised session.
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I lost somebody close last year and since thats feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

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 close last year and since thats feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please ...
Dear. 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 undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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How should we consume nicotex chewngum to get rid of addiction of cigrate? And if you are having any other substitute for the same to get rid off it will be appreciable on your part. Thank You.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Yu can chew it when feeling like smoking and meditation and yoga will also help . Nikorette is a substitute
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I am 21 years old. I have severe head ache and back ache for a long period of days. I am not able to concentrate in any other thing. What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 21 years old. I have severe head ache and back ache for a long period of days. I am not able to concentrate in a...
Dehydration is main cause of headache so drink more quantity of water. Homeopathy is one of the most important and effective therapy for back pain. Homeopathy produces excellent results in backache treatment without producing any side effect and is extensively used in all over the world. Homeopathy is a nature system of healing and that is why it can heal whole symptoms of illnesses and it also cure the illness from its root. Tips for backache: heavy objects should be pushed rather than pulled. The weight of the objects should be taken in your bent legs and arms and not in your back. During an acute attack sleep with a pillow under the knees. Choose shoes that offer good support in the arch and have low, but not flat, heels. Prop up one foot on a box or low stool when you're standing for a long time. Use a chair that provides support for your back, or tuck a little pillow behind your lower back. Tips to improve balance/alignment/motion: lift your leg so your thigh is parallel to the ground while touching a wall. Hold it for five breaths.
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Hey I am curious to know what is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist? Whom should I be consulting for everyday life issues like relationship and mental health issues?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Psychiatrists are physicians that have specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses. In order to become a psychiatrist, students first earn an undergraduate degree before they attend medical school and receive an M.D. After that, they also complete an additional four years of residency training in mental health. Some also receive additional training in a specific area of interest such as geriatric psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addictions, and other areas. Psychologists receive graduate training in psychology and pursue either a Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology in clinical or counseling psychology. A second important distinction between the two careers is that psychiatrists can prescribe medications, while in most states psychologists cannot. If you are interested in conducting psychotherapy, administering psychological tests, and conducting research as a career then a psychologist may be the best choice for you. There is a huge dearth of both in our country. In simpler terms the psychiatrist is a medicine man for the mind, and a psychologist treats the mind primarily through talk therapy and a combination of other approaches. I am biased in saying this, but a psychologist’s work has variety, is challenging and entails personal involvement to a large extent. It can be stressful or exciting depending on how you take to it. Now regarding whom to consult for day-to-day issues, a psychologist is your best option. If there are serious mental issues that may involve chemical imbalances in the brain, your best bet is a psychiatrist. However, when a psychologist sees you s/he will know whether you need to see a psychiatrist, and will recommend one too.
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