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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....more
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 Dr. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar@Arokya Hospital in Janani Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Mathan Kumar on has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 25 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 24 years old female. I had smoked marijuana on 30 December. Ever since I feel numbness in my body. Perception of touch has reduced. What should I do to get rid of the numbness? Please help. I am scared.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 24 years old female. I had smoked marijuana on 30 December. Ever since I feel numbness in my body. Perception of...
Hopefully this one use may not do any harm. But it looks like you have learned a lesson and will no longer use this substance. There are many controversial claims about marijuana, and we need to wait until the dust settles to finally know the entire truth. The medicinal uses have been proven to a large extent and the use of this substance must be limited to that prescription only. Until then please do not use it at all. The sensation of numbness and perception of reduction in touch sensation may be connected but if you do not indulge in marijuana, it should disappear without much ado. I hope you are one who exercises regularly anyway because that is always good for your health and circulation. So don't worry too much and only if this sensory deprivation persists you will need to meet a doctor.
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When I stay alone I feel that I have fear inside that I have some problem unable to describe this but feeling stressed from last 2 yeai.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
When I stay alone I feel that I have fear inside that I have some problem unable to describe this but feeling stresse...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.
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What so ever I read I didn't remember it for a long time as I am a student this is a big head ache for me. Please tell me what to do ?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Are you interested in reading what you do? are there any distractions in your reading area like computers, tv, phone, get rid of them and make your study area study friendly. Use smart studying techniques to remember and reproduce. Please consult in private to get more tips.
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Hello Doctor, I am 28 yr, F. How to get rid of anxiety and nervousness and be at peace naturally? Please guide me,

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor,
I am 28 yr, F.
How to get rid of anxiety and nervousness and be at peace naturally? Please guide me,
You have not been dealing with your fears for a long time, perhaps. All unexpressed feelings will find some other way of expressing itself in the body. These will lead to psychological problems of various kinds. You need to be trained in dealing with emotions and retain it as an ongoing process in life. Meet a counselor and get some guidance in this regard. In the meantime, please follow an exercise regiment, eat well and keep good company. Make your last meal, as far as possible, a pure carbohydrate meal. Eat early and make it a small meal too. Avoid all foods that cause flatulence. Sleep on your left ear most of the night. Every time you feel fear talk to someone about it. Do some deep breathing, with your left nostril shut, and you will immediately calm down. If it gets too much, place your index finger on your shut lips and puff up your cheeks tightly with air and hold it for some time. The back pressure of the air will press the vagus nerve at the rear of the throat and immediately reduce the heart rate to calm you down. If it is worse, please visit a counselor and if that person advises then meet with a psychiatrist too. If this is a recent phenomenon, you could just do all of the recommendations suggested below too. If the fear is more from childhood, you will need to work with a counselor. The counselor will help you see what are the things frightening you, and why now. Sometimes a recent event may have triggered what was lurking under the surface for a long time. That too must be identified and dealt with. In that case you may be taking normal fear and converting it into abnormal fear like anxiety and so on. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be.
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Is bath with hot water is good if you have body pain what should I do it seems kuch krne kaa maan nhi hoo rha body pain and is it good or bad if I take apple and banana with hot milk in breakfast Reply plz.

General Physician, Cuttack
Is bath with hot water is good if you have body pain what should I do it seems kuch krne kaa maan nhi hoo rha body pa...
You can have apple and banana with hot milk in breakfast. For body pain 1.Take paracetamol 500mg, one tablet sos upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2.cold spoonging Sos 3.Drink plenty of water 4.Consult doctor for further advice
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I am married for 15 years, having 13 years son. Living with my in laws. My in laws are very much abusive and intervene in every matter of us. My husband never supports me and never stop his parents to doing so. He is kind of mumma's boy. Each time after a big fight, my in laws used to go to their elder son's house, but again after few months my husband bring them back to our place and again the same things starts happening. Whenever his parents are not living with him, he doesn't live like a husband or a dad. As and when his parents are with us, at the same time he wants me to happy.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It not good for you all to stay together in the same house for long for various reasons. If these in-laws are unwell and need for you to take care of them, I can understand. But if they are staying with you for convenience's sake, then it will cause you all inconvenience unnecessarily. If you can put your foot down and really make it difficult for this arrangement to go on, then maybe your hubby will find it better to let them stay in the elder brother's house. Even that is not fair to them but if they have been housing them before, they may be able to handle it better. But if he is'momma's boy' you could get some reaction from your husband that may worsen the situation. Then you have a choice between the lesser of two evils. Their presence in the house may be spoiling him and letting him act less responsibly. You know there is a good trick to employ with him but you need to have the parents out of the house to make this work. There is a little bit of mothering and fathering that goes on between husbands and wives. I am sure that if you mother him a little excessively (obviously in their absence), you could make him dependent on you instead of his mother and gradually make him lean on you for those needs and'steal' him from her! this has to be done very subtly. You may also meet with a counselor and see how it works with support from a professional and get things under control. You could also have a sensible talk with him about these problems and see if he is willing to forego his parents for the welfare of the family. Do not leave any stone unturned in your endeavours to pursue this matter until you succeed. Your request is very reasonable and so other people, other than family, will always support you.
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How I can stop my stammering. I can speak everything expect the wording like k, t,bh, j.i start stammering from birth now im 17 year old. Can you please help me for stopping this.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:- properly speech and language assessment by speech therapist Breathing exercise by different types air force Tongue moments by anti clock wise and clock wise aa, ee,uu sound prolongation small and long sentence exercise.
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Hello I am suffering from a low feeling all the time. It is like a depression which gives me a low feeling all the time.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello I am suffering from a low feeling all the time. It is like a depression which gives me a low feeling all the time.
Dear lybrate-user, Please answer this questionnaire and send. It is a screening test to see whether you need to be referred to psychiatrist or not. Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (BPHQ) Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Please mark as 0.Not at all 1.Less than 7 days 2.More than 7 days3. Nearly every day a. Little interest or pleasure in doing things b. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless c. Trouble falling or staying asleep or sleeping too much d. Feeling tired or having little energy e. Poor appetite or overeating f. Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down g. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television h. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite — being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual i. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way.
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What is the good medicine for hallucinations, thought disorders, weeping or silent without reason, negative thoughts, not to talk with any person. Is Escitalopram is good or amisulpride?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
What is the good medicine for hallucinations, thought disorders, weeping or silent without reason, negative thoughts,...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of cherry plum + 2 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night.
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I have lost my brother. Last year. Since the day he has left. Life has changed. I study. I forget things. I don't even remember a thing a rear 2 mins before. I can't concentrate. If I try I start feeling irritated. I just don't feel like speaking to people. Have frequent headaches. And I just try being alone almost all the time. People around me are not getting it. Its not my over thinking. Its something else. Its something which is consistent in my case since my childhood but got even worse after he left. I don't know how to take it now. I just feel like giving up on everything. These mood swings. I feel soo dumb. I just feel lost. Please tell me what to do.

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. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don’t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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Depression What You Need to Know About It

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Depression What You Need to Know About It

What is Depression?: It is a state of mind when a person feels very low, loses interest in routine daily activities, feels hopeless and helpless. Many times the person starts thinking about suicide. It is a very dangerous state and needs immediate intervention from Mental Health Professionals.

Assessment of Depression: Anyone feeling very sad cannot be called as a "depressed" person. To confirm the depression, the person needs to undergo assessment tests by either a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist. A "Depression Test" is carried out to see the exact intensity of depression.

Symptoms of Depression:

Feeling very sad all the time, continuously for more than 15 days: Feeling very sad continuously for a period of 15 days or more confirms depression. But just feeling sad sometimes is not depression.

  1. Crying for no specific reason: A depressed person may cry without any specific reason or provocation. The internal feeling of sadness is so intense, that the person cries without a good reason.
  2. Feeling worthless and hopeless: A depressed person has very low self esteem. The person thinks that he/she is useless, has no value and respect in the society. A depressed person feels hopeless. He/she thinks that 'this is the end of the world' and things cannot improve. The person does not have any hopes about future and may start thinking about committing suicide or may attempt suicide.
  3. Loss of interest in life: The person loses interest in life. Does not feel like taking part in any activities which she/he were interested in doing earlier. There is nothing to look forward to, in their life.
  4. Ignoring personal hygiene: The person is so disinterested in life that she/he becomes careless about personal hygiene. They may not take bath for days together, may not even change their clothes or comb their hair or brush their teeth and are least bothered about the general cleanliness.
  5. Sleep disorders: The depressed person may sleep all the time or may not be able to sleep at all, which affects their overall health.
  6. Eating disorders: The person with depressive symptoms may stop eating or eat very little or in some cases eat a lot.
  7. Lack of sexual desire: The person may lose interest in sex and stop interacting with the sexual partner or start avoiding them.
  8. Feeling like a loser all the time, not wanting to fight back: The person has no self confidence and hence loses all the faith in his/her own abilities. Does not believe that he/she can face difficult situations and also can fight back.
  9. Becoming antisocial: The person avoids meeting other people and does not interact with people at home.

Causes of Depression:

There are various factors, which may cause depression:

  1. Family history: A person who has a family history of depression is more likely to have depression. If any of the parents or grandparents were diagnosed with depression then the person is more susceptible to depression.
  2. Trauma: If a person has gone through a 'life changing' experience, it can cause depression. Situations, such as a sudden death of a loved one or in case of witnessing devastating natural disasters like earthquake or tsunami or a war survivor, someone who has experienced terrorist attack or when someone has suffered sexual or physical abuse etc. may cause depression.
  3. Health issues: If a person is having terminal illness, that can cause depression as the person has to endure lot of pain and has no hopes about recovery.
  4. Relationship problems: If a person is dissatisfied with his/her close relationships like relation with the spouse, parents, siblings or offsprings, then the person may feel like a failure and feels worthless, unwanted or betrayed.
  5. Financial issues: A person having any financial issue like not able to get a job or loss of job, incurring heavy losses in business or unable to earn enough money to satisfy the basic needs etc. might get depressed.
  6. Failures in life: Failure to pass an examination, failure to achieve targets/goals, failure in love affair etc.may result in depression.
  7. Treatment for Depression: Depression may fall in the category of mild, moderate and severe. But it is very important that the person gets assessed for the severity of depression.
  8. Assessment by a Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Counsellor: A person needs to be assessed by either a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist or a Counsellor, to understand the intensity of depression. These Mental Health Professionals may assess a person by talking to him/her and if required by applying certain 'Depression Assessment' tests.
  9. Medication and Counselling: In case of moderate to severe depression, a Psychiatrist will prescribe certain medication. Along with the medicines, counselling sessions work very well. In case of mild depression, only counselling also can be helpful.
  10. Depression is Treatable: If you come across someone with depressive symptoms, kindly advise them to seek help from a Counsellor, Psychologist or a Psychiatrist.
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I feel I am suffering from depression. And I feel it has been converted into Bipolar. I searched online many times. And what I have concluded about myself is it is really a Biplor. Can you please any tell me How much does it cost?

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
I feel I am suffering from depression. And I feel it has been converted into Bipolar. I searched online many times. A...
Dear lybrate-user reading symptoms on Internet and concluding the diagnosis will not help you. Let the professional psychiatrist assess you. When it comes to diagnosis one need to consider many aspects of your life. Detailed interview with the psychiatrist is needed. Only accurate diagnosis will be leading to suitable tratment. Think how you can contribute in recovery. Following the suggested medicines, going for regular psychotherapy sessions, improving the life skills, checking the early relapse warning signs is something you can do for yourself with the help of professionals. You are motivated towards changing your life and build a support network for yourself. We are in the era where all the expert services are at our doorstep then why to delay?
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Hi! I am a 33 years old married woman. I have got married before 3 years almost. My husband loves me a lot. He is very loyal to me. But if he do a small thing against my wish I got angry on him while I know its wrong and I increase that matter so much that my husband hurts by this. Every Time its my mistake. I want to control myself but I can not. I am helpless at this issue. I know I am wrong but I do that wrong and after that I feel guilt and deep down in my heart. But it was too late to resolve it. I think its a sycho problem. Pls help me out. I do not have any otherdisease. I am working woman and satisfied with my job.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
It appears that you have become very possessive about your husband. It also appears to me that he is taking all this because he loves you a lot. Next time something like this happens, and if you don't like something he has done, then instead of getting angry, try to tell him openly that you don't like it and also give him a chance to explain his view about it. It may not be very easy for you to change your behaviour but you need to try hard. Otherwise, after some time, your husband will start giving it back to you and then you will repent. Please remember that, if you want to have a healthy and loving relationship you need to be flexible. You cannot be dictating all the time. If you try to have things your way, all the time, you are sure to this harm your relationship. So please be very careful. If you wish, please talk to a counsellor who will help you to understand your feelings and will also help you to manage these feelings. Take care.
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Sir I want to make six packs but I don't want to go to gym can you tell me what should I do?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sir I want to make six packs but I don't want to go to gym can you tell me what should I do?
The so called six pack is just a case of vanity. You must aim for better health, stamina and low fat percentage. For that you can indulge in any physical activity you enjoy and can sustain.
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I am a b pharmacy student 20 years old how can I improve my memory and grasping power in my studies.

Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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I am having a strange behaviour issue. For eg while driving, if a see a person coming, I become nervous .Similarly when stopping at red light I do not know how to react or behave in between persons.In a similar manner waiting for appointment and a person is there or comes later I try to act seriously resulting headaches .Like yesterday I went for eye testing for a brief moment when the optician was searching for equipments I did not know what to do. Maybe this all is due to my analytical behaviour, analyzing all the things which I normally did some years back. Please help doctor. I would be highly obliged.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am having a strange behaviour issue. For eg while driving, if a see a person coming, I become nervous .Similarly wh...
You are suffering from anxiety disorder. Because of anxiety your behaviour is not appropriate. Always feeling in a fearful and confused status. This problem related to psychological. Better to practice yoga and meditation, walking etc. Better to consult psychologist for psychological counselling and behaviour therapy. If it is not beneficial then consult psychiatrist for medication. It takes too much time recover. Do not feel nervous. Take good food. Better to share your all feelings with your close friends and family members. Provide a good space for you. Feel always comfortable and be enjoy all the time. Better to control yourself and act according to the situation. Do not be confused. If you confused also next time take action it should not happen. Change your thought nature. Do not feel and think about past incidents and past memories. Be always happy. Feel always I am a very good person. Ok best of luck.
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I lost somebody close my friends. He is depressed to the work .how can we try. Please help?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I lost somebody close my friends. He is depressed to the work .how can we try. Please help?
Hi lybrate-user! Do you want to help him or you want him to undergo treatment for the same. Okay whatever it is he should volunteer to undergo treatment for the same. If he is hesitant then you can definitely help him overcome this problem completely. First I need to know from when and what is the cause was it love failure or someone close to him accordingly only I can assist you to help him anyway, my suggestion is try to divert his attention into something crazy like depends on his interests otherwise. Let him to cry and let him scold. Console him a lot. Talk positive to him always. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me. Take care of you as well as your friend. Try to be supportive.
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He is my friend he is lost his memory when he met with accident he can't recognize any one else me then wt will do.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
It is called amnesia- it can occur at times after head injury. Do not panic- neither let your friend panic. Try to keep him happy and gradually introduce people to him and let him remember at his own pace. Time is the biggest healer in such cases.
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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Short term memory fag, try homeopathic med anacardium 30.5-7 pills twice a day and five phos tonic 3x (biochemic) 4 pills 4 times a day for 1 month. And try to relax mentally, meditate for some time daily.
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I am 30 years old male and I am suffering from Panic attack problem, anxiety and fear increases so much that I have to breathe from mouth sometimes, I often loose patience and destroy all things, In one outstation visit I found miraculously homeopathy drug but unfortunately I lost that drop and that Doctor name. I need permanent solution to increase my patience and just want to get rid of this Panic attack problem which involves anxiety and fear for sudden strange thing .Is it improvable I am open to any treatment, becoz it has affected my performance and my personal life. I just need peace .I m highly emotional person. Other than this I am suffering from Premature ejaculation also to the extent of my understanding I relate both the conditions interlinked.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 30 years old male and I am suffering from Panic attack problem, anxiety and fear increases so much that I have t...
A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. Many people have just one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes, and the problem goes away, perhaps when a stressful situation ends. But if you've had recurrent, unexpected panic attacks and spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, you may have a condition called panic disorder. Panic attack can come in agoraphobia, when there is fear of places where there is no exit, in crowds, locked places, travelling far from home….etc. Although panic attacks themselves aren't life-threatening, they can be frightening and significantly affect your quality of life. But treatment can be very effective. Consult a Psychiatrist and get remedy. All the best for you.
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