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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Venkatesh Madhan is an experienced Psychiatrist in Chromepet, Chennai. He is currently practising at Kavitha Ortho & Multispeciality Hospital in Chromepet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Madhan on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from stammering so how to control it & I have this problem from childhood.

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General Physician, Jalgaon
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Dear sir, my friend is addicted to cigarette. He wants to get rid of it. What should he do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please guide him with these recommendations: 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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Since 2 years I have been a patient of ocd (obsessive cumulative disorder). And taking fluoxin cr100. But when I stop this medicine it comes back. How to stop this permanently and live happily without over thinking. Wht should I do please suggest. Overthinking is ruining me in many stages of life.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Since 2 years I have been a patient of ocd (obsessive cumulative disorder). And taking fluoxin cr100. But when I stop...
Dear Mayank, Overthinking is not necessariliy a sign of OCD. However, assuming that your condition is indeed OCD, and it completely settles with fluvoxamine, the key thing to look for here is the duration of treatment. very often, the symptoms re-emerge because of premature stoppage of medicines. So first thing is to do a detailed interview and rectify these things. Psychotherapy (in the form of BT or CBT or CT) ca be done to make you self reliant and wean you off medications.But this will need considerable effort and time from your side as well as from the therapist. But that is really the way to go if you want to stop medicines. Take care!
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My question is for a psychiatrist. Sir/madam, I am a student preparing for UPSC in pune. Shall I increase my confidence and brain power through a psychological treatment? Is it a costly treatment?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
No treatment is there for increasing brainpower. 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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Stress is GOOD...Its true!!!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Stress is GOOD...Its true!!!
When we are worried or overly stressed we can’t do our best. We need to be proactive and live life with ease and joy. Our perceptions, attitudes, choices and responses should be within our control.

There is a circle of control within which you are comfortable. For example if you are afraid of speaking in public, you may shy away from such an activity or you may on the other hand, choose to focus on what is under your control by working hard on practicing that speech with friends, family and supportive people in order to overcome your fear.

When issues outside the circle of our control begin to take prominence they are likely to cause hurt and disturbance. There are many ways to feel strong so that you are not always caught off-guard or unprepared for situations.



Not all stress is bad

We sometimes hear people say ‘I work better under pressure’ or ‘I thrive on competition’. There are others who endlessly crib about work pressure, increasing population, mounting prices, water shortage, etc. What we need is a balance. We need to feel stretched, but not so far that we might snap. Feeling bad or worrying about something does not fix the problem but adds to your feeling of helplessness. Being stressed is by itself, usually a cause for further stress.

The attitude of the person and the way they approach the situation makes all the difference. One person’s challenge may well be another’s way of life



Some stress is normal and even useful

A certain amount of stress is essential for normal health. Some stress is definitely required to stimulate us to do day-to-day tasks. Some levels of stress are beneficial for higher productivity and efficiency. A student may be nervous about studying for a competitive exam, but this does not automatically mean that it will cause him/her to perform poorly. The child may just become more conscientious with revision
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I was just thinking about the issue what has happened last year but I was not unable to forget that. How to forget that.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Divert your mind to some constructive things. Something that has happened has nothing to do what you are now. You are still breathing, that means you are living, and how amazing is that.
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My mind and concentration power is very weak like my friend reads 2 times and I also she is able to write in the exam but I can't I forget whatever I read so please help me out.

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 , you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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My cousin completed degree and married, her problems are below 1) she cannot concentrate at one point 2) Very fearistic 3) she cannot mingle unknown people easily 4) she cannot think other person thinking or direction, needs, 5) what ever she feels, she will do, 6) if she is uncomfortable she will not adjust means inside one out side one she will not act for sack of others 7) for acting / smiling she will feel very uncomfortable, if it is natural she will do, for the sack of others she will not do, example : if some body comes to our house will smile, but her father and mother comes only she will smile not others 8) she will prefer listen and talk instead of actions, doing of action she will feel irritate, 9) for thinking anything, she will feel uncomfortable in fact she cannot do, she always wants without doing anything everything has to come, in other way lazyness is more in short, she cannot imagine about things or persons, and fearastic, action less, dont want to do any thing, if any functions or marriage are going on in that they will not mingle with anybody and they will feel very uncomfortable. Please advice what is this disease and what are the curing procedure Regards,

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
there are possibilities that she is just an introvert or she may have a personality problem. there are also the possibilities that her IQ is less or she has autism spectrum disorder, Meet a clinical psychologist at the earliest and have a evaluation done. if you are in chennai call me on +919444112608 take an appointment and come and meet me in my clinic
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My friend feels like he should have sex with his mom. What should I suggest him. Is he abnormal?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Anantapur
My friend feels like he should have sex with his mom. What should I suggest him. Is he abnormal?
If he is getting this thought against his will then he may be suffering from OCD. If the thought is acceptable to his mind, then he should be abnormal. In both the cases he needs to go to psychiatrist and get evaluated and treated.
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Many are requiring to meet their Biological needs especially the men > 50 years who are active in their needs and many separated / widower who are not socially allowed but in need of the same. How this can be met?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Many are requiring to meet their Biological needs especially the men > 50 years who are active in their needs and man...
Hello, Lybrate user, your sexual need be discarded by the society, hence you need to be cool towards your sexual needs. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body to remain cool. Go, for meditation to calm your nerves to reduce your urge for sex. Your diet be easily digestible, non-irritant on time a oiling gastric disorder. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice with lukewarm water. Tk, care.
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I want to leave smoking. But I falls every time to leave. I have a bad habit to smoke in toilet at morning and evening. And that's the main reason for my addiction.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Himanshu, Congratulations for your decision of leaving smoking. Nicotine in cigarettes make the bowels move. So, if you leave smoking, you maynot pass motion freely or constipated. It is a common withdrawal symptom. If you persist not to smoke for 12 weeks, it will disappear and you will be able to pass motion freely. Till then take some purgative daily at night. Luckily you don't have other withdrawal symptoms to keep using cigarettes. All the best.
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How can I get rid of self consciousness? I am suffering from it a lot. 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
How can I get rid of self consciousness?
I am suffering from it a lot.
Please help me.
Dear , I think you are worried about your ego. I can understand. Ego is actually negative self consciousness. Positive self conscious or self confidence or self esteem or self respect are always good. Problem happens when you negative ones. I suggest you to have an online counseling. Take care.
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Goodafternoon. Am a medical student. 19 years old. Am feeling uneasy to memorize and remember anything. And am unable to concentrate on my studies. I feel like. Tightening in the cranial nerves. What might be the cause and treatment?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Dear lybrate user, due to over sitting it happens. Do not sit for long hours. After one or two hours you must go for walk. For lack of concentration you may take nux vomica 30 thrice a day five drops in water for two days and report back.
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Sir when I wake up in the morning I feel pain in my body and I feel like cold so how to deal with it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir when I wake up in the morning I feel pain in my body and I feel like cold so how to deal with it.
It could be due to deficiency of vit D3. Get your blood examined for Vit D3/B12/calcium and consult doctor with report for advice and treatment.
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Sir I am 19 year old boy. I love a girl. She is a engg student I also engg student but she engaged some one other I tried to forgot but can't bcoz I love her so much I can not concentrate in my study and I remember her many time I have ill to know about this condition not eat food so please suggest me what I do in this situation please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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I am 19 year old boy. I love a girl. She is a engg student I also engg student but she engaged some one other I t...
If she is engaged to someone else, she is taken, period. You cannot force yourself on her, and neither is that type of relationship worth it. I don't even know if you have spoken to her about your feelings. If you have not, and you are still feeling so strongly for her, you may have a lot of vulnerability and this is not a desirable trait in a boy for any girl's attraction. You may have some problem with relating with members of the opposite sex for various reasons. I suggest that you meet with a counselor and seek some help in this regard. When we are in a relationship, the other person must want to be in the relationship too. Now it appears that you are caught hook, line, and sinker into her and are finding it difficult to come out. The thing to do is to distract yourself by attending some personality development courses, conversational courses and definitely attend some counseling. You must learn to respect women and their choices and leave it if the person does not feel like relating to you. At your age, you must focus on your studies and make yourself 'marketable' by developing a good career.
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I lost some body ,Mai thik se pad nahi pa Raha hu ye mere saath Kaya ho Raha agar apke pass iska upchar h to 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 some body ,Mai thik se pad nahi pa Raha hu ye mere saath Kaya ho Raha agar apke pass iska upchar h to please h...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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I'm well qualified, well educated person. But because of recession and some other factors I'm not getting proper job and I can't feel good right now.Because of these situations I am feeling very unhappy and I have no interest in my life. What should I do ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I'm well qualified, well educated person. But because of recession and some other factors I'm not getting proper job ...
Dear friend, hang on. All the corporate honchos from bill gates to steve jobs to mark zuckerberg (and the list is endless) failed in some many attempts before finally succeeding. It is this demand to have a positive outcome in every effort which is creating this mischief. If professional settlement is what you desire, be single pointed and just keep working. Results are not in your hand. Just focus on your actions. You will eventually get what you want. Do not be static or rigid. Keep changing plans if they do not work. Take a professional help if you need. All the best.
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What are the symptoms of lung cancer? What are ways to cure it? Is smoking can kill a human?

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. I can understand. For every cancer can kill human being. Smoking increases the possibility of lung cancer. Lung cancer symptoms include respiratory problems, low appetite, pain and general tiredness. Take care.
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I am 21 male I am a chain smoker doctor please tell how will you help me to quit smoking my parents also want to quit smoking I also suffering from breathing problem.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Use nicotine chewing gum to get rid of smoking. It reduces the carving for smoking. A strong determination is needed. Stop keeping cigarette close to you.
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