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Dr. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar is a trusted Psychiatrist in Janani Hospital, Chennai. You can visit him at Arokya Hospital in Janani Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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concentration problem. I try to concentrate like the way I was before 2 years. I on medication since. Bit steel does not found my concentration. What should I do?

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Concentration is purely based on interest, devotion and love towards whatever you do. So change your attitude so as to bring love, interest and dedication in your tasks. Take care.

I can't sleep nowadays. I am preparing for JEE in Kota because of study I started sleeping late at night, but now I want to sleep early but I can't. It is getting worse, I just lay down on my bed hoping for sleep but nothing happened. I don't drink coffee, alcohol nothing. Now in 24 hrs I hardly getting sleep for 2-3 hrs that is also in morning or afternoon. Please advice what can I do for this?

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I can't sleep nowadays. I am preparing for JEE in Kota because of study I started sleeping late at night, but now I w...
Develop to read at day time. Day time more time when compared to the night time. Mind is also work very active in afternoon time. Read night time also but maintain time table how many chapters should I complete. Maintain time up to 12. After take rest without sleep also you go to bed. After you will get sleep. Develop that attitude sincerely practise it then automatically it will become your regular attitude. Develop schedule of work, plan of action, time management based on this go for studies. Without plan it is waste of time unnecessary leads to other problems like this. Be plan based on that follow. Then take rest. Be friendly with others. Be happy and be sociable. Ok best of luck best wishes.
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I am a hypertension person. Being taking tablets for the last 5 years. Is there a remedy to control and stop taking tablets?

D.C.A.H, F.C.G.P., P.G.D.I.H, F.I.C.A. (USA), M.B.B.S.
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Working on the effect i.E. Hypertension is equally important. U cant ignore BP. Along-with taking care of control of BP, u need to manage ur lifestyle as well if u want less or no medication. If u can't handle ur things yourself then meet a Life coach/Psychotherapist as well.

Recently I feel my self drifting from everything like office, friends, good cloths, I have lots of financial burden, unable to cope with my salary, Husband is not earning, grownup daughters, No bank deposit, have to maintain high lifestyle being related to highclass. Now a days very nervous and kids started complaining that I am changed and My behavior is irritating. Kindly advise.

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Recently I feel my self drifting from everything like office, friends, good cloths, I have lots of financial burden, ...
This, at the face of it, seems like depression. A detailed evaluation will be needed to evaluate the exact diagnosis. But it appears that this should respond well to treatment. In order to help you better, we will need certain more details like: similar episodes in the past, any other psychological problems in the past, any other medical illnesses and medicines that you may be on. Please get a complete hemogram, TSH and vitamin B12 levels done. Medicines such as fluoxetine or venlafaxine could work very well for you. Besides these, you must start exercising 30 minutes per day even though you may not be feeling like doing so. Go out and meet friends and well wishers even if you dont feel like doing so. Sleep no more than 8 hours a day and no less than 6 hours. Do not lie down on the bed during day. Do not ignore food even though appetite may not be great. These measures will help you. Take care!
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My leaf's are black and crack at lest one time in a month. Person suggest that I am smoking. What I do for my leaf's.

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My leaf's are black and crack at lest one time in a month. Person suggest that I am smoking. What I do for my leaf's.
HI Lybrate USER. 1) apply equal quantity mixture of fresh lemon juice and garlic juice on LIPS…. Leave it for 30-45 minutes…. After that wash it with lukewarm water. Do this 2 times in a day. Do this for 15 days. It gives you good result. Thanks.
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Sir/mam, I always try to act positively to anyone. Like give them extra space. But often they try to bully me and also use harsh words. I can argue with them but I don't like the situation it leads to. How am I supposed to tackle that kind of situation?

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You are someone who wants to please others and stay in their good books all the time and at all expenses. This might win you some true friends but it can also find you some people who will misuse your sweetness and bully you. You need to strengthen your boundaries with such people and tackle them in a different manner. Counselling helps you to change your strategy based on who you are facing so that you are in a win win situation or at least be able to protect yourself from such people.
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He used to drink on weekly basis but argue with me on everyday for drinking .can I use Antabuse tablet for him can I use this when he asked me for drinking. This situation is terrible for me .what should I do.

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Antabuse has many side effects and can be given only under the supervision of a psychiatrist Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each some wi other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap ne for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.

I'm sleeping too much in a day and I'm always feeling to sleep. Due to over sleep, I'm getting body pains and feeling lazy. How to control my sleep and drowsiness. Please give me some tips to be active.

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I'm sleeping too much in a day and I'm always feeling to sleep. Due to over sleep, I'm getting body pains and feeling...
7 hour sleep is okay more sleep will make person dull One thing i want to tell you that if you can relax your mind by Rajyoga meditation than you can reduce your sleep upto 5-6 hour and you will feel fresh and active Get following test done and review with reports CBC Thyroid function test (fasting)
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I am 27 year old girl, I am almost depressed every other day, get hurt easily and most of the time overwhelmed, I feel neglected by my partner, I don't trust him emotionally and feel emotionally insecure with him, what do I do, I have suicidal tendencies too.

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Recall your strength and achievements and focus on them. Improve your self esteem. Nobody can hurt you without your consent.
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Homepathic Medicines to Deal With Stress

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Stress is a condition in which we feel frustrated, angry or worried and anxious due to circumstances we find ourselves in.

Stress also takes the form of different diseases in your body, if it is left untreated. Even when you are faced with the same situations, it can cause a different stress response in different people.

Here are a few homeopathic remedies to help calm an anxious person.

Argentum Nitricum: Argentum Nitricum is also known as nitrate of silver. This is helpful in cases where anxiety makes a person insecure and unsure of what to do. When you're anxious, you are likely to crave for something sweet and feel very hot. Both these are cyclic symptoms of anxiety, and can worsen the situation if not dealt with. However, Argentum Nitricum helps calm the digestive effects of sugar and cool the body to keep anxiety levels in check.

Arsenicum Album: Arsenicum Album is a constitutional remedy that can treat both chronic and acute problems. This works well on people who are worried about safety and security. If issues like health, money and break-ins are the cause of your anxiety, this homeopathic remedy is ideal for you. It also helps deal with restlessness.

Kali Phosphoricum: Kali Phosphoricum is a potassium phosphate that helps calm people when overwhelmed by anxiety attacks. This is suitable for people who are easily stressed, over sensitive, insecure, irritable and despondent. It also helps deal with the after effects of grief and fright. Physical ailments such as fatigue, dullness and lack of energy that are a result of anxiety can also be treated with this bio-chemic salt.

Aconite Napellus: Aconite Napellus is made from a purple flowering plant by the same name. it has a number of uses, primary among which is to control anxiety. This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for sudden, intense anxiety attacks and for post traumatic anxiety. It also helps deal with after effects of anxiety such as memory weakness, restlessness, oversensitivity and spells of rage.
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I have pain in body last week and I am looking not sleep well so iam not manage porpet our body.

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I have pain in body last week and I am looking not sleep well so iam not manage porpet our body.
1.Take paracetamol 500mg, one tablet sos upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest 4. Avoid stress and anxiety

I am have pain in my whole right body. Mainly in my jaw ear right hand. This sometimes continues the whole day and it some move to heads, ankles, knees, elbow, jaw, ear all eight side of the body. I am not able to understand the exact reason. Please help me to find a reason.

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I am have pain in my whole right body. Mainly in my jaw ear right hand. This sometimes continues the whole day and it...
in my opinion, it is due to harmonol imbalance and you are near menopause, it seems you are under depression also. please avoid lonelyness, go out of house and talk with some lady, drink a glass of water or consult a doctor.

I lost my girlfriend last year and then I may be remain in very depressed. so please help me .I am also suffering migraine. Please suggest treatment about all this.

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I lost my girlfriend last year and then I may be remain in very depressed. so please help me .I am also suffering mig...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Remove peels from 5 lemons 2. Grind them well 3. Add a little water and make paste 4. Apply this paste on the forehead Causes: • Intake of alcohol • Drugs • Smoking • Allergic reactions • Drop in blood sugar level • Nutritional deficiencies • Lack of sleep • Excessive work • Menopause this is very helpful.

I'm 22yo engineering student. I think I have very low memory as I can't remember and concentrate on my studies I recently came to know about an amazing drug modafinil. Even Indian air force use this drug for concentration. Can I use that drug to enhance my memory?

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Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You don't need any drug. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active.
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I am suffering from stress. please tell me solution this disease. please tell me treatment this disease.

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I am suffering from stress. please tell me solution this disease. please tell me treatment this disease.
Hi lybrate-user, you need to practice deep breathing exercise: find a quiet space where you can be alone with no distractions. Close the door, if possible. As you get used to this breathing exercise, you may be able to close out distractions and perform the exercise around others. Sit upright, with your back straight. You can sit in a chair, or sit on the floor with your legs crossed, whatever feels more natural. You can lie down if you must. Keep in mind, however, that sitting upright allows your lungs to fill to maximum capacity, which is best when practicing deep breathing place your arms on the arms of a chair or resting on your thighs. This removes the burden from your shoulders and aids in relaxation. For a count of four seconds, breathe deeply through your nose. Your lower belly should expand with the breath. For one to two seconds, simply hold the breath inside your chest. Now, exhale all of the air out of your lungs through your mouth. You should hear a" whoosh" sound as it leaves your mouth. Notice your belly deflating as you release the breath. To avoid hyperventilating, pause for a few seconds before taking a new breath. Do this entire sequence again for about five minutes. About six to eight cycles of breathing per minutes is considered effective at relieving anxiety. Nonetheless, you should find your own natural breathing rhythm that makes you comfortable. Practice deep breathing at least twice a day for five minutes each session. Consult me for psychotherapy, to deal with your stress better.

Body pain and Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy is an effective way to reduce various kinds of body pains. Physiotherapy includes massages, exercises, and heat treatments to relieve pain. This treatment is often recommended as the first option to treat back and neck pain. Physiotherapy is also used to rehabilitate patients after surgery. Different kinds of exercises included in this treatment are also useful to treat sports injuries. Here are some steps that you can take to relieve your body pain incorporating physiotherapy.

  • Get appropriate help - It is important to properly diagnose your condition before going for physical therapy. Seek help from a professional and if he/she recommends physiotherapy then only opt for the treatment.
  • Reduce your severe pain before exercising - If you are in immense pain, work to alleviate the pain before engaging in exercises. Cold/ hot therapy, massage, manual manipulation are some of the methods that can slowly reduce the pain. These are all part of physical therapy.
  • Exercise - Exercising has numerous health benefits including relieving back pain. As you age, your back tends to get weaker; it is important to workout to prevent future backaches. Stretching, strengthening and low- impact aerobics are ideal for this issue.
  • You can also try water therapy as water has a therapeutic effect on pain and makes your movements much easier than on land.
  • Observe your body's reaction to physical therapy - When you have just had a back or neck pain episode and try physical therapy you will feel some initial discomfort, it is expected. After you acclimatize yourself with the routine all kinds of pain will gradually diminish. The initial pain due to physiotherapy is caused because your muscles are stiff and they are being stretched the way they are not used to. However if the pain gradually increases you are probably not right for that particular kind of physical therapy.

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Related Tip: How Physiotherapy Can Help with Neurological Disorders

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Sir. We are suffering from head ache and stress. We can not handle the problems due to stress. When we are in stress we start shouting on others. We can't sleep at night even took tablets. We get fear a lot and we can't able to take right decision on our future. We can't believe anyone. We feel lonely and get hungry also but we can't eat. How to forget our mistakes or bad events done in our life, if we tried to forget. It gives more frustration and simply cried. And we can't able to share those events to others. If we close to a person after some times we can not able to leave but that person don't want to be with me so now how to avoid that person. How to destroy our negative thinking? Please answer our problem we are waiting.

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Sir. We are suffering from head ache and stress. We can not handle the problems due to stress. When we are in stress ...
You are suffering from stress related headache with chronic anxiety with depression and panic attacks. Need to distress yourself by life style modification. Join some art of living courses. Be positive. Do yoga and breathing exercises. As they say don't worry, be happy though easy said than done. Seek some professional help from a psychiatrist if above measures do not help you.
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How can I given up my habit of drinking.

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Dear, Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you?re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse ?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.

Hi All, I am 29 years old and single. 4 month's back I joined in a new company to continue my carrier. And here I am going through a hard time. There is one woman here who was showing lot of interest to me but I was ignoring her as she has 2 kids and married too. I do not know weather she has husband or not but I know only one thing she has 2 little ones. And I was tired off ignoring and a feeling came in my mind to speak with her. I tried a lot to talk with her but could not make out. Coz I am a introvert boy and never had any girl friend in my life till date. Later I added her in office communicator to start talking with her. Then again I realised what I am I doing she has kids and it's not good to go and than I stopped and did not tested her. After few days we met each other in lift and started talking and since then she used to walk through my bay to reach pantry quit often, And she calls everyone and says hi but not to me. All of sudden she started Ignoring me. And I said hi hello many times but she did not give me a response and keep ignoring me. I have not done anything wrong to get but still she behaves like that. Before this she was keep in starting me from for for a long time and I did not turned my face and continued my work coz when I greeted her she did not response why to go and talk and moved into different direction. From that time she is not giving me response and keep ignoring me. Because of that I am not able to concentrate on work and keep on thinking about her. And even I do not want to go close to her. But still feel like to quit the organisation as she always be in my mind. She looks so sweet may be because of that reason I started talking to her and started feeling guilty what I have done wrong why she is not speaking with me. And it's affecting my productivity. Please any one here tell me how to keep calm my self and work in normal way at my office though she ignores me and because I have to see her everyday coz to go out from the floor or pantry she has to pass by my bay. Suggest me and give me tips how to overcome with this situation. Please your help much needed. And even m not getting sleep properly because of this. So please help me to come out of this situations or else I will be in big trouble. And Thank you. I will be waiting for response.

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Hi All, I am 29 years old and single. 4 month's back I joined in a new company to continue my carrier. And here I am ...
I think, first you be sure about your own feelings towards her. It's not a crime, if you want to talk to her or if you like her. If you are getting attracted towards her sexually then you need to be cautious. You please be very clear about your own feelings towards her. And how, her having 2 kids is affecting your feelings. Since, you ignored her initially, probably she is doing the same now. Just because you do not know anything about her husband does not mean she does not have one and she may be happy with him. You also need to be clear about what you want from this acquaintance. She is your colleague and you cannot ignore her but getting close to her also may not be feasible and advisable unless your own intentions are clear. Finally you need to ask yourself, why this whole thing has become so important for you? if you have other colleagues who have good relations with you, try to be with them. This lady may be having her own issues and may not be doing anything intentionally. Probably she may not be even aware that you feel neglected. To get out of the present situation, whenever you get a chance, talk to her openly. May be you can appologise for your earlier behaviour and also tell her you feel ignored by her now. Ask her if she has anything on her mind. Try to focus on your work and understand why this job is important for you. Take charge of your life.
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Im having depression problems like I get emotional very soon like if my child do little naughtiness I get very irritating I was not like this before I happened like this because my husband doesn't like me can you please do something for me.

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Im having depression problems like I get emotional very soon like if my child do little naughtiness I get very irrita...
Your depression is due to your unfulfilled desire [ that your husband do not like you] . May be this is your thinking and things are not like that, Many men could not express their love to their spouse this does not mean that they don't love. Think positive and you will see that every thing happens according to you. Depression in mother affects the behavioral development of child. So try to expel this from your life.Do meditation daily. Divert your mind in some creative activities.
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