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Dr. Venkatesh Madhankumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Venkatesh Madhankumar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Venkatesh Madhankumar is one of the best Psychiatrists in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr. Venkatesh Madhankumar@Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Madhankumar on Lybrate.com.

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How to get rid of mental depression?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
How to get rid of mental depression?
Dear, clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.
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I working in ac last 1 years I am suffering from body pain any time,please suggested its relive.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I working in ac last 1 years I am suffering from body pain any time,please suggested its relive.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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My fathers drinks too much so what should I do to stop it is there any medicine to stop it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ideally, your father should want to give up alcohol himself to begin with. If not, it is going to be an uphill task and to the most part impossible. However, you should not be in want of trying. If he is unwilling to seek help, he needs to be admitted to a rehabilitation center for at least 6 months. If not, there are centers who will come and pick him up when he is drunk, when his resistance will be ineffective. This will require mom's permission and written consent. After your dad returns from therapy, there will be a lot of follow-ups, both in the house and in his daily activities that must be meticulously adhered to. There is a medicine called Disulfiram, which only the doctor can prescribe, and it is very powerful that even if he attempts to drink a small quantity, he can have serious reactions that may sometimes entail hospitalization. You have to monitor his intake of the medicine and keep a close watch on him. He also has to go for regular counseling for at least three years! Apart from his health, he will also affect the family and all his children will carry genetic factors for alcoholism. If he is into business or working, he will soon not be able to continue and he will go into financial ruin. He will lose all his friends and become ostracized by his society. He will lose his dignity, self-esteem, self-confidence, and become a misfit. He will also lose his sexual capacity, liver function, heart function, kidney etc. Now it is difficult to give up because he has become addicted to alcohol for some time and has a lot to do. The consumption of Antabuse has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children, including you and whoever else is there, will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that you are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that you will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Now you should not give up on him but neither should you harass him. Be continuously after him and in the end, you will succeed.
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Is there any medicine or counselling that helps to stop drinking alcohol completely. If so please let me know.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, It is a crores of rupees question. Many researchers are still spending much time and energy to find such a medicine or counseling. Right now, we have effective drugs to counteract withdrawal symptoms. We have 2-3 types of tablets to counteract craving for alcohol. Of course, we have disulfiram (antabuse) for developing aversion towards alcohol. We also have motivational enhancement therapy, relapse prevention therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, etc. With these things, mostly in combination of all, anyone can stop drinking completely. Remember alcohol dependence is a chronic recurring disorder. Please remember the above advice is for those who became dependent on alcohol - not for anyone who drinks. They can stop drinking alcohol completely without much help from medicines.
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I am facing a problem like depression and I couldn't sleep well I have headache very badly in the Midnight's and very worried about it I have taken some kind of tablets BT still my problems are same so please help me out and give some suggestions for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am facing a problem like depression and I couldn't sleep well I have headache very badly in the Midnight's and very...
Please do meditation to relieve stress. Limit your screen time staring at computers, tvs or phones in the evening before going to bed. Take balance diet. Keep bowels clear. Take kali phos 6x - 4 tablets twice daily for next 2 weeks. Get back to me for further treatment.
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What are the symptoms of depression and what can we do during we feel depression.

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist, Kolkata
What are the symptoms of depression and what can we do during we feel depression.
Symptoms of depression are low mood loss of interest feeling guilty low self esteem poor concentration forgetfulness loss/gain of weight insomnia/hypersomnia loss of energy loss of libido ideas of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness suicidal ideation and attempts loss of appetite management. If you are severely depressed, then, immediately consult with a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist.
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I have many family problems. I am depressed by seeing my dad's problems. I am so depressed only because of my family problems. So I get angry suddenly to everyone. I will over react to everyone. So please give me any solution to reduce my depression.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I have many family problems. I am depressed by seeing my dad's problems. I am so depressed only because of my family ...
Honest suggestion is to start meditation and re- discover yourself. Do deep breathing. Take palliative herbs which control the upgraded avels in mind e. G. Brahmi, jatamansi and few others. Do not take hypnotic medicines. Pl remember, depression and anger will not solve problems. You need counselling.
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I lost somebody from my life. I feel depressed all the time. I want to be alone in all times. Is there any solution for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I lost somebody from my life. I feel depressed all the time. I want to be alone in all times. Is there any solution f...
Homoeopathic medicines will definitely give you relief, I need your detailed symptoms to prescribe correct medicine for you. Also try to indulge yourself in activities, go for exercise, drink plenty water, express your emotions to some close friend and last but not the least always be positive.
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We lost our 3days old baby recently. My wife is deeply suffered with negativity. We are at suburbs of kolkata. What should i do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
She has been going through Grief. Needs some time to relieve, better with counselling and reassurance. If not relieved try medication.
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Now a days I am suffering from headache and too much body pain I do not under stand why. I am 26 year old married female and I have one daughter 2 years old.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Now a days I am suffering from headache and too much body pain I do not under stand why. I am 26 year old married fem...
You have not mentioned details of your headache or body pain. You can follow these tips to get some relief. 1. Maintain regular sleep wake cycle, even on holiday's. 2. Don't skip meals. Take regular healthy diet with adequate fluids 3. Do not consume excess caffeine / carbohydrates / alcohol or smoke. 4. Exercise daily ( aerobics and cardiovascular) 5. Identify your headache trigger and try to avoid it. 6. Take calcium and vitamin D supplement. 7. You can over the counter available painkillers like paracetamol for relief. You should consult with details of your problem in order to reach a diagnosis and treatment accordingly.
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I feel sometime nervous and unhappy. Also very low in confidence. But when my confidence is high I am different person. This happens every now and then. My doctor gave me escigress which I take 1/2 after lunch and dinner. While taking this medicine I feel better.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I feel sometime nervous and unhappy. Also very low in confidence. But when my confidence is high I am different perso...
Hello- >use of anti psychotic/anti depressant medicines for a long time is not beneficial for the body. These medicines are habit forming in nature and cause serious health hazards like suicidal tendency, insomnia, dementia, negative thoughts etc in the long run. >its better to start some ayurvedic medicines regarding your issue along with some helpful tips- 1) wake up early morning and practice anulom vilom and meditation.(it enhances the blood flow of brain thus help in making feel fresh and positive) 2) avoid food and beverages like non-veg, alcohol, smoking, caffeinated drinks etc.(these are highly responsible for negative thoughts and nightmares, thus minimize your confidence) 3) increase the amount of cows ghee in your meals.(it increases your oja positive energy in the body) 4) use manasmitra vatakam 1 tab twice.(an effective ayurvedic medicine to buildup your confidence and mental strength) note: stop your modern medicine in a tapered manner not suddenly to avoid any complication, and start these ayurvedic tips.
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I am 23 years old and I do gym daily with intense exercise and my profession is software developer. But the problem is my concentration has got very weak for everything every time I wish to do something rocking and entertaining which leads to loose my focus on the present task which somewhat decreases my self confidence. moreover when I cannot exercise even for a single day, my confident decreases and I feel very low. So can you please tell the solution for it.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 23 years old and I do gym daily with intense exercise and my profession is software developer. But the problem i...
Hi, I think excessive gymming is creating the problem as you are exessively stretching yourself. Are you taking proper nutrition? I would suggest you to slow down your gym exercise and replace half of it by jogging or brisk walking. You are getting addicted to gym. Drink lots of water and have lots of salad. Have a good sleep too.
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Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60 ml daily. But only in evening. He is 42. I am worried about his liver. Is there any medication to prevent liver disease if he continues to drink. How many years it will be safe to drink this much ?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Sir my elder brother is alcoholic we tried all the ways but he is unable to stop his drinking. He drinks 5 pegs of 60...
Hi lybrate-user, your elder brother is suffering from alcohol dependance syndrome. Which is a medical disorder. He is unable to quit at his own, rather not motivated to quit. There are proper treatment of alcohol deaddiction. For this you probaby have to admit him under a psychiatrist trained in deaddiction. There he wll need detoxification treatment; intense psychotherapy e. G. Motivation therapy, relapse prevention therapy, assertive therapy etc. He will also need antcraving therapy. A through gastrointestinal checkup is also required by a gastroenterologist. Hope with proper guidance n family support your brother can be helped.
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Child is having autism. His weight -15 kg, age-5 years old. Please suggest a diet.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Autism spectrum disorders (asd) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially. To reduce a child's symptoms of autism, parents often try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein-free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen. Little research has been done, though, on the gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism. When following this strict elimination diet, all foods containing gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein (found in milk and dairy products) are removed from the child's daily food intake.
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I am getting irritating every time without any reason even for small things please help me to get me out of this.

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, welcome to lybrate. 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. I suggest anger management therapy. Take care.
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How do i know if i am going through depression?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions Fatigue and decreased energy Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping Irritability, restlessness Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex Overeating or appetite loss Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
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I am 22 years old. M vi am habitual of smoking. And I am overweight also. How to get rid of this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. After a month, report back to me. For weight reduction: It's good to reduce weight at right time as many problems are directly related to overweight! Remember, there's no magic bullet for weight loss. The key to losing weight is burning more calories than you consume. Choose a variety of healthy foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein — and include physical activity in your daily routine. Go through the following guidelines and implement them in your routine: Management: 1: Drink plenty of water (at least 2-3 l/d) or other calorie-free beverages. 2: Be choosy about nighttime snacks. 3: Enjoy your favorite foods. 4: Have 6 meals per day - 3 main courses and 3 snack meals (snack meals should be healthy). 5: Do regular exercises daily (start with light and later may be little vigorous). Exercise decreases the stress hormone in your body, burns calories and also increases the blood circulation. Preferably brisk walking, swimming, cycling, skipping. 6: Eat seasonal fruits. Fruit helps to satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to its natural sugars, while fresh vegetables help you fill up more quickly. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber to help you feel full quickly. 7: Eat more whole grains and cut simple carbs. Whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, sweet potato, and brown rice are all excellent sources of energy and sources of nutrition. 8: Choose lean proteins instead of fatty ones. 9: Cut the salt from your diet. Eating more sodium causes your body to retain water, which can cause you to feel bloated and gain more weight. 10: Don't skip meals. When you skip meals, your body stops breaking down fat and starts breaking down muscle tissue. Muscle tissue burns more calories at rest than other tissues, so you're actually working against your goals 11: Eat at home. Going out to eat makes it too easy to cheat. Food sold at restaurants is commonly much higher in fat, sodium, and other weight-loss killers. 12: Give yourself a treat now and then. If you're attending a party or going out for a special occasion, allow yourself an indulgence. Just make sure that these indulgences don't become daily habits. 13: Go for a health walk. Gear up yourself daily for a health walk which not only shed off your extra calorie, but also reduces the stress levels. 14: Take small frequent breaks for a quick walk in between as sitting for long hours together encourages the accumulation of fat in the body! Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Schwabe's Phytolacca Berry tablets/ thrice daily 1/2 an hr before the meals for 3 months. Thereafter revert me back for further guidance. (Slow and steady weight loss is good. As we all know when you lose weight fast, it seems to jump right back on, whereas when you lose weight steadily over time because of changes to your diet and balancing your hormones out it tends to stay off.) All the best!
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I want to leave smoking I have became a chain smoker. Please help me out

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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From last one year I am observing dark red blood (10 to 15 ml) coming from rectum at the end of defecation. It is happening for couple of days in interval of 4 months. I consume alcohol as well as smoke too. My diet is very healthy and homemade mostly.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Your obeasity may add your problem . You are suffering from bleeding piles. Emedial precautions: your intake be rich in fibber: * whole grain, green leafy, vegetables,rice, bread, pulses,beans, seeds,nuts& oats. * Tk, plenty of water, to regulate metabolism to ease evacuation of stool smoothly without corroding the blood vessels ,causing bleeding, preventing constipation. * no delay going to toilet as it will cause constipation. * loosing weight upto d normal required limit. * exercising regularly. Avoidance: ₹ junk food, caffeine, alcohol,nicotine, spicy,fried intake, pizza, burger, sitting in one posture for a long time. Cycling, biking etc. Remedial recourses: Homeopathic medication is miraculous in d treatment of piles/ haemorrhoids, depending upon associated symptoms of individuals .These are gentle in use ,rapid in action with no adverse effect ,there of. Certain fruitful medicines are/ @ Collinsonia 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice. Report, wkly, your feedback matters. Stay fit & fine.
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From past few months I am suffering from hair fall problem. Specially in the front of my head. Its really very depressing. I need some good suggestion, tips ,oils & medicine.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
From past few months I am suffering from hair fall problem. Specially in the front of my head. Its really very depres...
Hair fall, dandruff and tendency for gray hair are dependent on several factors. From stress anaemia to thyroid we have good treatment in homeopathy without causing any side effects. Homoeo medicines are given internally to restore healthy growth of hair and prevent hair fall. Precautions for care of your hair -take nutritious healthy high protin food -have regular vigorous physical exercise so that blood circulation reaches hair follicles and nourishes the hair. -avoid mental stress and smoking and such unhealthy habits. -use warm or cold water for bath and not very hot water. - hard water is harmful. Boiling and cooling will reduce hardness. - when the hair is wet, it is weaker and don't rub too much with towel. - use wide toothed comb so that there is no pulling pressure on the hair.
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