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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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I have cough and fever with bodyache. Feeling extremely tired and wants to sleep always. Please suggest what medicines should I take?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have cough and fever with bodyache. Feeling extremely tired and wants to sleep always. Please suggest what medicine...
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. take honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. do gargle, take steam. consult physician if not ok.
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I feel like I am an unknown person or all are unknown for me such as my family members also. I have not interested in any thing. All things look me like 'matlabi' I am not social and do not like to talk any body. I feel anger very shortly but do not show it. I also feel irritated frequently. What will I do so that I will survive.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are indeed unique and there is no one who is going to be like you, ever! You have a problem of self-acceptance, and if I may venture to say may be a rejection issue. This latter may have happened due to an actual rejection which you may have experienced very early in your life. The solution to this is a matter of genuine self-acceptance or self-love. I am not talking about narcissism: this is a genuine love of yourself. It is not based on your appearance alone. You must work on developing yourself in five areas: the physical fitness, emotional fitness, intellectual fitness, social fitness and spiritual fitness. I would also suggest you attend a good personality development program, a speech training course (I suggest the Toastmasters Club), a conversation and elocution course, and to do a personal grooming course too. Education is very good to boost self-confidence, and together with that if you develop socializing skills, you will make it big. Meet with a counselor and ask to be trained in handling emotions, and that will just take you places. Read a lot and meet lots of people, even if you feel too conscious: in time you will get out of this backwardness very well. Do physical fitness exercises regularly. Ultimately, if you believe in God, you will know that you are so precious to Him that no one else’s opinion or acceptance is as important as His. Your life will change phenomenally!
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I smoke every day n I m addicted to it. I m smoking from the age of 16 now I m 18 what should I do I feel very bad from inside while smoking cigerate.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The discomfort you are feeling inside is very good because it can trouble you enough to help quitting. Congratulations that you want to quit smoking. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. Smoking uses the respiratory system and gives you a faster kick. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 7000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke and chew tobacco: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga) or chewing, and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may 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 tobacco. 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. 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.
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My sister - 28 years old - is suffering from schizophrenia. She is taking medical treatment right now. She's having this problem of auditory hallucinations, (very much) forgetfulness (in the sense that she needs instructions daily for almost everything), lethargic in nature almost in everything, being depressive in nature, negative and suicidal thoughts, etc. There are other signs and symptoms as well which sometimes come and go. She started telling all these things when she was 15-16 years. Earlier problem was not so much. It was like memory loss in the beginning. She couldn't remember things. She started being slow in daily chores and then came depression. After 4-5 years other signs and symptoms followed. In the beginning stages of the illness, my family members didn't pay much attention to it thinking that she's deliberately complaining because she doesn't want to do anything including studies. We're family of 8 in which there are 5 sisters and one brother and parents. So initially the problem was ignored for almost 4-5 years. Then she was taken to general physician who referred her to psychiatric care in Allahabad. But after taking medicines from there, she started to suffer from temporary memory loss in such a way that we needed to instruct her for almost everything, it was like she lost control of life. After that came auditory hallucinations, negative and suicidal thoughts, and more troubling depression. We consulted another psychiatric clinic, but her condition didn't improve. Her habits didn't change. She's still depressive. Most of the times she remains idle and like idol. Most of the times she wouldn't know what to do next. All she care about are non essential things. She complains also that medicines are giving her no health benefits. Apart from that she's continuously gaining weight. She doesn't have any idea that she's an adult now, not a child anymore, her way of life is instructive, not natural though. I think her problem is chronic. Now my parents are wanting her to get married. At this stage, with all these issues with my sister, would you recommend my sister to get married? Would you say that she should (at this stage) get married so probably after marriage she can get better? It's worrisome to think about it. And is there any hope?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My sister - 28 years old - is suffering from schizophrenia. She is taking medical treatment right now. She's having t...
Hi, appreciate your concern for your sister. Auditory hallucinations are signs of schizophrenia. Your sister needs holistic care, that is, along with medication she needs to be under counselling. You and your family members too will need to know more about schizophrenia and what help you all can provide to each other and to your sister. Marriage is not a miracle cure for problems and diseases. Marriage involves other set of people, their dreams and aspirations for life, hence it's not an option to be chosen carelessly. Besides your sister will not be able to cope up with the additional challenges that come with married life. Focus on helping your sister to gain some amount of functionality to help herself. Sit with your sister's psychiatrist and understand about the disease and the treatment plan. If you are not satisfied with the treatment from the current psychiatrist then seek second opinion by visiting a clinic that specializes in treatment for schizophrenia and like, and continued counselling sessions are a must along with medication.
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I'm a 18 years old boy constantly thinking of sex. Is it normal or mental illness?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I'm a 18 years old boy constantly thinking of sex. Is it normal or mental illness?
Thinking about sex at your age is not an illness. It is only what you want to think about. Your mind thinks in the direction where you take it. If you think career, it will focus there, if you think sex, it will constantly think sex. Create some goals for yourself - something worthwhile to do. Spend more time with friends and family. Do some physical exercises.
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I'm suffering from very high depression. Should I take any medicine? Some time also headache and chest pain.

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'm suffering from very high depression.
Should I take any medicine?
Some time also headache and chest pain.
Dear Kanhaiya, Welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. 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. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for advise counseling and therapy. Take care.
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Sir and mam I am 23 years old actually my body every day has pain what can I do please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir and mam I am 23 years old actually my body every day has pain what can I do please help.
It could be due to tension, physical strain. Reduce your stress and strain. Take paracetamol, plenty of water and rest. If no relief consult doctor
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Hello sir im 23 year old girl my problem is I dis continue the college 2013 .before that i'm good in studies but my problem is i'm not studying well now .and I lost my every confidence and my problem another one is from last year im doing every spelling mistake .im not confident about words. Please help me for my future. Im at home now im not working.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi Lybrate user I appreciate you for having kept interest in learning after a four year break, congrats on your decision to come back to complete your studies. Just be confident, you may have been away from study for some time but in the life experiences you have had in the meantime can serve you very well in your approach to study and your success. There are some tips that will help you -- Organize your study schedule, Make a list of your priorities, if things seems overwhelmed break them into small steps. Give yourself little rewards whenever you achieve something and most important always remember your goal for maintaining your motivation. Don't worry too much about your spelling mistakes its needs practice, read newspapers, and give your full attention on spellings. Eat healthy sleep well and do your best. Thanks.
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I hv very poor concentration power! how to increase! I feel so depressed all time!

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. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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I am 41 years female. I have memory loss, weight gain, knee pain, depression, monthly period I get but bleeding vry vry less. Dark circles around eye. I feel like to start calcium tablet but which I do not know and even to whom I concern for my problems.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 41 years female. I have memory loss, weight gain, knee pain, depression, monthly period I get but bleeding vry v...
Ou have to take antidepressant for depression and check ofr PCOD due to blood loss. Dark circles can be cleared by laser therapy.
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I am alcoholic. Drink 3 peg daily. I have pain n my whole belly n back. In ultrasound doctor told me that liver z enlarge. So PLZZ sugest me da best medicine.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Enlarged live is a bad sign of excessive drinking. You need to stop immediately. It does not matter when you feel like drinking, as long as you need your drink. This could lead to increased tolerance levels so that over time you will need to drink more to get the same or greater effect. You need to identify why you need to drink, and go back into your childhood to find out other influences on your personality that makes you prone to addiction. Meet with an addiction counselor and work with them to sort out this drive. Your already display the classic tendency to first obsess about it and then compulsively feel driven to meet that need. The simplest thing to do is to do some other interesting activity during the evening times. Meet your oral need with some other non-intoxicating drink like soups, juices, and sodas with lime, etc. If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course 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 you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with the family and whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. As a combination these two therapies (counseling and rehabilitation) will aid in dealing with the addiction. It will however take a long time to completely come off of the enslavement.
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I am scared of being in any more relationships. My age 32. Lets begin how it started. 1st relationship started in 10th. We were family friends all was going well. In 4th year engineering I found she was cheating me since 10th (1st relationship 7 years). 2nd relationship was about to start but as 1st ended so couldn't propose her and she got married. Then I got married at age 29. My wife was money minded n married only for money. Left me for his boyfriend in 20 days. Then divorce case n alimony paid 20 lakhs. The case ran for 2.5 years. Jan 3rd 2015 the girl who got married came in contact with me again and this time she proposed me and I was at my 7th Heaven. Her divorce n mine was going parallel. I got divorced earlier n she had a boyfriend (mad n possessive) who complicated her case n put her n me wrong manner In front of her parents by calling them again and again side by side her husband was putting pressure for divorce. I was only support for her. But circumstances forced us to stay out of contact till July 8 2016.In between her all numbers were switched off, laptop broken by husband, phone taken away. She sent email saying we can not contact else her case will complicate further as she is not being given phone n she at home since 1 year (resigned from job in may 2015. With her all my memories, songs, movies, outing all attached. Very difficult to forget what happened. Please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Dear lybrate-user, firstly, I would like you to stop thinking negative about relationships. I do understand that you have gone through a tough time all these years at a very young age. But believe it or not your luck favored you to get connected to your love which rarely few people get this opportunity. You need to understand that she is not betraying you only the situations are making her do these things. You need to be patient till she gets her divorce so that you guys can think of uniting back. I wish you all the best and don't hesitate to keep in touch.
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I am 58 running. During the past 5-7 years, some natural changes brought drastic changes in my physiological, emotional and psychological changes. I am father of 2 kids unmarried. Earlier excessive non-nutritious food made the body weak and that caused lot of pains in the body. But now I take juice and shakes. That has improved my health. My teeth are now excessively bad. My voice and tone appears loud to the listener. I lose temper easily. Please advise remedy.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
People changes with age and time, this is natural. We can let ourselves to change towards positive side. To do so it requires knowledge that we gather and wisdom that we develop through knowledge and experiences in our life. Don't feel bad, everyone changes you can also change to a positive way. Try to read books on these topics. Learn what to do and what to adhere. Natural food is always good. Take it. Keep your weight within normal limits. Sleep well. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walking for 5 km daily. Check your hearing, probably you are hearing less that's why you shout. Its not listeners problem. Have patience. Do meditation to calm yourself.
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For me getting more pain in menses time. I will get legs pain and back pain and lightly stomach pain. I cant getup also at that time. I cant go to office too. Please suggest me the solution for it. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For me getting more pain in menses time. I will get legs pain and back pain and lightly stomach pain. I cant getup al...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds 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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I have been diagnosed with psychotic depression and the doctor prescribed me olanzapine 10 mg but I lack of motivation please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have been diagnosed with psychotic depression and the doctor prescribed me olanzapine 10 mg but I lack of motivatio...
It is a very good drug having both antidepressant and antipsychotic properties. You have to work with your psychiatrist by expressing your symptoms during review, what was reduced and what has not to help him get you into remission. Lack of motivation is a part of depression which can also be treated, also ask him for CBT from a clinical psychologist which will hasten recovery.
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I can't speak properly. It's means I have problem to my tongue (totarna. We treat me and give idea for this. Plzz sir help me.

MDS - Orthodontics, LASERS, BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS
Dentist, Lucknow
After the tongue tie is diagnosed it is a simple surgical procedure if we do with dental lasers. Later you would require the help of a speech therapist who will help in pronunciation. Kindly consult.
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Though I am married for 18 years and wife is also staying at home. Due to mental mismatch our sexual relationship is very bad since last 10 yrs, as she is not at all interested in sex from beginning and always dream for her menopause. Now sometimes I feel irritated for this. Now I wanna know what should be the physical impact on my health due to this zero sexual activity?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Though I am married for 18 years and wife is also staying at home. Due to mental mismatch our sexual relationship is ...
Hi lybrate-user, There are no major impacts on your health. You may feel anxious or develop cold/flu Less sex may reduce your exposure to germs. Unfortunately, you’ll also skip the immune-boosting benefits of a weekly roll in the hay. Men who have sex infrequently are twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction as men who do it once a week or more, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, though it may or may not happen. Apart for all this, there can be insecurities in relation. There is more of psychological rather than physical impact. Consult a psychologist for therapy and counseling. All the best.
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