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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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How to manage sharpness of brain and what we have to do? To didn't forget study please give medicine names.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Do meditation Sleep in d Night for 7 hrs Eat healthy food Talk less Eat d h a contained food I.e. fish etc
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My father is 58 years old suffering from depression, for past 6-7 years & he is depressed due to my sister marriage. After treatment and medicines he become fit and fine. Later 1-2 year ago he becomes more active, aggressive and energetic than before, this behaviour remains for 1+ years. From last 5-6 months he again slowly gets into depression and becomes less active, does not talk much, keep tensed. Doctor prescribed half tablet of gatomir 15 (mirtazapine) at night and 1 tablet of zotral 50 (sertraline) at morning for 15 days. However 7+ days are past but he is not eating properly and we does not see much improvement. Can you please explain is it normal while taking anti depression medicines, and is this medicine is ok? Can we wait for some more time for improvement or we contact our doctor to change medicines?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My father is 58 years old suffering from depression, for past 6-7 years & he is depressed due to my sister marriage. ...
Hi lybrate-user, He is not suffering from Depression any more its taken form of Mania. A manic episode is characterized by period of at least 1 week where an elevated, expansive or unusually irritable mood, as well as notably persistent goal-directed activity is present. The mood disturbance associated with manic symptoms should be observable by others (e. G. Friends or relatives of the individual) and must be uncharacteristic of the individual’s usual state/behavior. These feelings must be sufficiently severe to cause difficulty or impairment in occupational, social, educational or other important functioning. Symptoms also cannot be the result of substance use or abuse (e. G. Alcohol, drugs, medications) or caused by a general medical condition. Three or more of the following symptoms must be present: Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity Decreased need for sleep (e. G. One feels rested after only 3 hours of sleep) More talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking Flight of ideas or subjective experience that thoughts are racing Attention is easily drawn to unimportant or irrelevant items Increase in goal-directed activity (either socially, at work or school, or sexually) or psychomotor agitation Excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that have a high potential for painful consequences (e. G. Engaging in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments). Now when the situation alters between episodes of depression and Mania it is called BIPOLAR MOOD DISORDER and it will need a fresh treatment. So I advise you to get the medication changed if it is not helping your father.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 age safely can drink, does our tolerance change with aging?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Tolerance does change with age and use. It is safe to have two drinks of 30 ml every day for a body of average size for a man, and one drink for a woman. You must also eat well and exercise well as a normal course of keeping yourself fit.
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How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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 you are still studying. 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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I want to quit smoking and drinking but itz too hard for me it is lyk day today activity for me. Give some advice or suggestions how I quite. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear Lybrate-user, it is good that you wants to stop smoking, we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) Lungs mixes oxygen in our blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like Nicotine etc. In Oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body organs like Lungs, Heart, kidney etc… How to quit: By willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" Reduce one by one day by day.
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I am 26 year feel. My mind never shuts down even after sleeping. My unconscious mind always think about random thoughts thats why I am unable to sleep soundly and wake up mentally exhausted. So please suggest should I consult psychiatrist or pulmonologist for sleeping problem. As its affecting my life, my concentration , memory , alertness all are getting affected by bad sleep.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 26 year feel. My mind never shuts down even after sleeping. My unconscious mind always think about random though...
Our mind is basically a chatter box, even when wr are sleeping there are thoughts, usually in the form of dreams. Since you are already on anti anxiety drugs, you need to go in for systematic psychotherapy. The disturing thought patterns are usually negative and self defeating. They make you increasingly anxious, nervous and affect your eating and sleeping patterns. You will have to look into your thoughts and challenge them, for example - everytime you have a negative thought regarding your ability to do something, ask yourself - how do you know? a trained psychologist can better help you practise this and get rid of your sleeping difficulty. Indulge in physical activities like exercise or sports. Drink a lot of water. Both these things relieve physical stress, and help reduce emotional stress. Also, yoga and meditation can help.
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I am 15 year old boy I can not able to concentrate on my studies and I was having specks how can I concentrate on my studies and can do what to remove specks as it was making me unhealthy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello , take Bacopa monn. 1X , 2 tabs , twice daily to make your concentration better. Do the below exercises to strengthen your eye muscles:- Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids.
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Iam having body pains from 1years and iam 26 years old what is the problem for me please give solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Iam having body pains from 1years and iam 26 years old what is the problem for me please give solution.
Body pain can be due to weakness or exertion. Take healthy diet containing all green leafy veges and fresh fruits. Include salad also. Drink plenty of water. Take all dairy products. Its good for bones. Eat nuts daily. Its rich in fiber and omega 3 and gives you lots of energy. Avoid stress and anger. Start light walk or yoga. It will help you and makes you fresh. All these will help you.
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My problem is my throat loudly speaking in my voice breaking and sour throat and shivering my voice. please solution my the problem.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
My problem is my throat loudly speaking in my voice breaking and sour throat and shivering my voice. please solution ...
You are misusing your voice. As a result your voice has become harsh. First and foremost you need to stop shouting completely. Take complete voice rest for 2 days. That means no talking for 2 days, not even whisper. And then get back to speech therapist for further exercises
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Heel Pain

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Heel Pain

patients with heel pain are associated with tight calf structures, which in turn is associated with tight hamstrings. Both calf and hamstrings are two joint muscles and any spasm of these muscles compress the underneath nerves and blood vessels. These tight structures need proper stretching to release there spasm accompanied by some hot formentation.
Do regular walk to alleviate the spasm on your end. Still if pain persist, get it properly examined to identify the root cause of the problem and thus wholesome cure.

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I feel very nervous meeting and talking with new people I am suffering from social anxiety and I need medication for this.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
I feel very nervous meeting and talking with new people I am suffering from social anxiety and I need medication for ...
Dear Lybrate user Social anxiety can be treated by psychotherapy as its a psychological problem. Medication alone will not work. Medication are given when they are needed. Your nervousness anxiety etc everything will be alright after taking psychotherapy. You can contact me in private by sending an enquiry for having more information regarding this. Good luck.
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I have a problem of thyroid, because of that my whole body is paining at all the time. So please tell me some solution of this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a problem of thyroid, because of that my whole body is paining at all the time. So please tell me some solutio...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and start with Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Sometimes my brain does not work. I face problem in working effectively. What should I do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
There are some medicines like ashwagandha, gingko biloba who are best in increasing concentration. Take them in proper advise.
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My wife (age 28) is having anxiety from last 2-3 days. Doctor has given clonazepam 0.5 for two times a day. So she is having this headache, Can I give her fenak plus (diclofenac+paracetamol) for headache? She also had this fit in 2007 (only once) and took medicine for 3 yrs. She was also feeling same anxiety back then. Is this somehow related?

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
My wife (age 28) is having anxiety from last 2-3 days. Doctor has given clonazepam 0.5 for two times a day. So she is...
It can be related to that she needs proper evaluation and don't use diclofenac for headache there are much better drug's available for that Take proper consultation for your problem.
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How come out of anxiety about health I am getting panic about HIV THOUGH I TESTED 3 TIMES ITS negative I never had sex nor I touched a lady yet now but it's got fitted in my mind and making my life sorrow suddenly I am getting panic please suggest.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
How come out of anxiety about health I am getting panic about HIV THOUGH I TESTED 3 TIMES ITS negative I never had se...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, From what you have mentioned, it seems that you are suffering from hypochondriasis/ health anxiety disorder. It is a condition where a person unduly worries in excess about having a disease. Please consult a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated completely. Hypochondriasis is a treatable condition. Adequate treatment in form of medications and psychotherapy will help you get better. I do hope you get better soon. Best wishes.
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I get lot of body pain especially legs when I sleep. I am experiencing it from so many years. What is the reason and how to overcome this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I get lot of body pain especially legs when I sleep. I am experiencing it from so many years. What is the reason and ...
Hi there, Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by uncomfortable leg sensations that can interfere with resting or falling asleep. Experts believe that low levels of iron in the brain may be responsible for RLS. An imbalance of dopamine is also believed to be involved. About 60% of people with restless legs have a family member with the condition, indicating a strong genetic component. Anyone can have restless legs syndrome, but it’s more common in older adults and women. Mild symptoms of RLS may start in early adulthood and then increase with age. After age 50, RLS symptoms often increase in severity and significantly disrupt sleep. Restless legs syndrome is also common during pregnancy (approximately 40% of pregnant women experience it). Restless legs syndrome: It's real Studies estimate that 1 out of 10 people suffer from restless legs, yet it’s not always easy to find help and support. Many people with RLS never get proper treatment. Part of the problem is that it’s hard to explain and often dismissed as being “nervous.” Those who haven’t experienced the distressing symptoms may not understand how severely they can impact the quality of your life. Even doctors may not take restless legs seriously, recognize the symptoms, or realize it’s a real medical condition. The good news is that recent research has increased our understanding of restless legs syndrome, leading to more effective treatments. At the same time, RLS is becoming more widely recognized. If you or your partner suffers from restless legs, there’s never been a better time to find relief. There’s a lot you can do to take care of restless legs syndrome yourself. In fact, mild RLS can often be treated with lifestyle changes alone. Avoiding known restless legs triggers is a smart first step. Manage stress. RLS symptoms get worse when you’re anxious and overwhelmed. Anything you can do to keep stress in check will help, including relaxation techniques such as meditation and deep breathing. Cut back or eliminate alcohol. Alcohol is known to worsen the symptoms of restless legs, so be cautious about drinking in the evening. Alcohol also disrupts sleep, so you’re more likely to wake up in the middle of the night and be bothered by RLS symptoms. Don’t overdo it. Strenuous exercise can exacerbate the symptoms of RLS, especially close to bedtime, so be smart about your exercise routine. It’s also wise to avoid sudden changes in your activity level. Stop smoking. Nicotine is a stimulant that impairs blood flow to muscles and can make restless legs worse, so it’s best to avoid cigarettes, vaporizers, and e-cigarettes. Experiment with caffeine. For some people with RLS, caffeine is a trigger. However recent research shows that it may actually be beneficial for others. Makes the symptoms of restless legs syndrome worse. To see which camp you fall into, try cutting out coffee, tea, and soft drinks and monitor your symptoms. A number of vitamin and mineral deficiencies are linked to restless legs syndrome (RLS). Iron. Iron deficiency (anemia) is a well-known cause of RLS, so ask your doctor to test you for anemia. However, supplementing with iron can also improve RLS symptoms in those who aren’t anemic. Magnesium. Magnesium can improve sleep and some studies have shown it to be beneficial for restless legs. Try experimenting with a magnesium supplement (250 to 500 mg) at bedtime to see if your symptoms improve. Vitamin D. Recent studies show that RLS symptoms are more frequent and more severe in people with vitamin D deficiency. Your doctor can easily test your vitamin D levels or you can simply make it point to get out more in the sun. Folate (folic acid). Folate deficiency has been linked to RLS, which may explain why restless legs are so common in pregnant women (folate plays a key role in healthy fetal development). When folic acid is low, B12 is often low as well, so you may want to try supplementing with a B-complex vitamin. I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery. Sincerely,
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I am suffering from stuttering problem for about 7 yrs. It has become more severe from last 2, 3 yrs. How do I cure it?

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Dear, stammering or stuttering needs speech evaluation by speech language pathologist further they will guide you on various techniques to overcome your stammering. Regular speech therapy follow ups will definitely help to manage your stuttering. Thanks.
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I can not remember the lesson which I read daily, for a long period. How should I improve my memorizing power?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Eat almonds, cashew nuts and walnuts daily morning. Revert me after 1 month.
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Doctor my girlfriend does not have mom from the birth time and she crys every night when we used to walk together and talk she used to be happy but my parents knows about her and my father bad me so badly so I cannot meet her and my mom says me because she is from different religion what should I do and doctor she is very nice to me but I gets angry very quickly I have a lots of ego and attitude doctor we love each other what should I do and she always comes in my dream I always miss her 25 december was her happy she was so happy that I meet her she gave me a hug to but my parents does not like it because she is from different religion what should I do doctor she always crys in the night I hope you understand how she feels without a mom she crys alot which makes me sad what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are loving this girl out of pity and want her because you feel so sorry for her, then that is not a good reason to continue with her. If she misses her mother, she can meet with a counselor and get a lot of help to sort out her issues. You will also need to attend to your anger issues with a counselor. Do not worry about your parents as yet, because you are too young to marry and you will have to do a lot of things to become settled in your job etc. Having a girlfriend is not wrong, and even if she is from another religion. Time is a great leveller and only when the time is right you need to reveal your plans to your parents. It is ideal if you marry within your own religion but it is not mandatory. But people and your parents too can all twisted up in this area and cause a lot of distress both for themselves and for both of you when the time comes.
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