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Dr. Venkatesh

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Venkatesh Psychologist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Venkatesh is a popular Psychologist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Venkatesh personally at Speed Medical Centre Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh on Lybrate.com.

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Iam under stress for the past 1 week. Its my exam time. I want to concentrate in my studies. What to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Iam under stress for the past 1 week. Its my exam time. I want to concentrate in my studies. What to do?
The proverbial exam fever is capable of causing a lot of stress. Stress is not a good indicator for studies. Because of your age you may have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too.
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Sir I am suffering from sleeping problem.. Before sleeping so many past deeds automatically coming to my mind. Tried to concentrate but not possible..

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Sir I am suffering from sleeping problem.. Before sleeping so many past deeds automatically coming to my mind. Tried ...
Dear lybrate - user, please try curd rice in dinner curd" dhahi" yogurt" has good qualities it acts as digestive and get good sleep.
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I am having bells palsy (right face) n I m 23 years old. M having since 6 month. It is 70 % cured. Should it consider rest 30% to be permanent for life. N does smoking affect bells palsy.

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Facial physiotherapy and electrotherapy smoking has no direct link but it uaually precipitate respiratory tract infection which has direct role.
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I am 26 years old. 15 days back I had fever and with doctor consulting took antibiotics. From that day till now my stool is not normal it's loose. Morning one time and evening one time some times at night. Am so stressed because of that.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 26 years old. 15 days back I had fever and with doctor consulting took antibiotics. From that day till now my st...
For loosemotions drink ors solution and to stop the frequency of motions take capsule roko and Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi
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Can we smoke hookah once a month Hookah is harmful for health I won't smoke cigarettes But I'll smoke hookah Hookah or cigarettes which is harmful for health.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Both are harmful...anyway both are intended to inhale smoke in lungs...so both will damage the lungs... So none is safe... Take care... :)
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I am a chain smoker, I smoke daily 2 packets of cigarettes each packet contact 10 cigarettes. To get me out of this what should I do suggest me plz.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are indeed a heavy smoker and need to stop immediately. Initially it will appear difficult but if you are determined, you will overcome this habit. You are certainly playing dangerously with your life. Go to your physician and get a thorough medical check done with particular emphasis on your symptoms. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Hi. I'm suffering from severe anxiety, fear and depression from past 1 year and I am getting treatment from past 5 and half months. First 3 months I used to take betacap 40 and nexito 10 mg from past 1 and half month I am taking prothiaden 25 mg instead of nexito. I used to feel anxious and fearful sometimes but never got a panic attack this extreme. Is something wrong with my treatment and is anxiety disorder curable? Please help I'm depressed.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi. I'm suffering from severe anxiety, fear and depression from past 1 year and I am getting treatment from past 5 an...
Hi lybrate-user why you doubt your treatment is not progressing in the right direction. To get relief of anxiety symptoms it takes about 1 n half month if severe it may take more. After that you have to continue medication for 2 years to avoid any relapse. Along with medication you need to indulge in various kind of breathing exercises avoid caffeine etc to tame your anxiety. Yes, it's curable. Consult for counseling. You need to learn techniques other than medication for speedy recovery all the best.
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My son is suffering with bipolar mood disorder has been ob volporic acid but suffered with acute pancreatitis due to its high dose. But since last one year he is on oxcarbazpine so called oxitrol but he is facing concentration problem and not getting proper sleep. please advice.?

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I know a person who tries to control and dominate his wife, children and those with whom he interacts closely, imposing strict discipline and making their lives hell. That person could not succeed much in life and he is a x th class failed. Can anyone tell the type of personality disorder called and also whether there is treatment for this disorder.

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 know a person who tries to control and dominate his wife, children and those with whom he interacts closely, imposi...
Dear, from the given description, it seems that the person has a dominant personality. But to diagnose the personality disorder, the given information is not enough. I request for more information with examples. Take care.
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Due to lots of work and stress I have body pain can you suggest something to get relief from the body pain? Can I take pain killer?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Due to lots of work and stress I have body pain can you suggest something to get relief from the body pain? Can I tak...
Yes. You may take pain killers for relief from from body aches. But its always better to treat the cause than the symptoms, if you are sure that body aches are due to overwork and stress, then restrict your work load to human limits and find time to relax and relieve stress with rest.
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Hello. I'm 33years old male. I'm healthy and do not have any health issues leading a happy married life. My question is that since I entered in my puberty I have a secret feminine feeling in me. I mean I like to imagine myself like a woman. I like to feel like a woman. If someone touches my chest I feel like i'm a woman he is playing with my breasts. Even while having sex with my wife I imagine that i'm a woman and somebody is having sex with me and then only I get sexually arouse. If I see a male penis I feel like sucking it. I'm very much worried about it. I feel ashamed and filthy of it. Is there any kind of sociological problem in me. I have always been straight in my life. So what is this.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Hello. I'm 33years old male. I'm healthy and do not have any health issues leading a happy married life. My question ...
You may be having the problem of transexuality. Transsexuals suffer because they feel they are trapped in a body of the wrong sex (opposite sex). It may be due to hormonal imbalance during adolescent period of development. Please consult a psychiatrist, if it is so, he may refer you for other specialists for hormonal replacement therapy.
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How to keep the mindset cool and calm, because when I begin to study don't know songs come into my mind, How to fully focus and keep my mind upto that concentration level while studying.

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. 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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 search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I am 45 yrs old male. I have Dissociative disorders from last 3 months.what should i do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The causes of dissociative disorders are complex. There is usually a history of trauma, usually abuse in childhood. However, not all trauma survivors have it, so the diagnosis is not a simple cause and effect. If the relationship with your parents or guardians was insecure and you were abused, then you are more likely to use dissociation to protect yourself from the trauma. The combination of an insecure relationship, trauma and dissociation can result in a complex dissociative disorder. The purpose of treatment and self-help is to increase the links between your feelings, thoughts, perceptions and memories, and to help you develop a sense of empowerment. This will make you feel more complete and reduce inner disassociation that you may be experiencing. You need to find a counselor who knows to treat this disorder and it is usually a long term kind of therapy. Although there is no medication to treat this disorder but it helps to take medicine for depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc., which come along with this condition. In the therapy much of the focus is made on the discrepancy of what the person perceives, which is usually distorted, and the therapist will help you make the connections to the real facts, to the real person, to the true identity, and with constant dialogue and trust the facts can be separated from the distortions. Emotional therapy plays a very important role, especially related to fear. Exercise, good sleep, and a healthy diet is highly recommended.
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Hi. I have had a very troublesome life so far. Went through a divorce, job problems and financial problems, Depression etc. I am working on several things to start my life all over again. I find that I am not able to use my brain to full potential. I am looking for a medicine/ drug which will help me improve my brain function. Make me mentally so powerful and clear which will help me achieve my goals. All my concern is I want to focus and concentrate on things I want to do and not what happened so far. I really need something to turn my brain into a computer. Can you please suggest? Thank you in advance. Wasim.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Patna
Hi. I have had a very troublesome life so far. Went through a divorce, job problems and financial problems, Depressio...
By reading your description, it seems you are having significant grief and regret for your past events which stills comes in your mind to affect your present. Indeed, significant past social stressor can make a person depressed but you need to be interviewed and evaluated by a expert psychiatrist before being labelled as depressed and to receive proper treatment. There is no medicine which can erase past painful memories, or make your brain like a computer, although I believe a suitable antidepressant will solve most of the concern which you have mentioned in the above description.
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How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving lecture. How to come out this problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving l...
One powerful way to build confidence is by practicing self-compassion. “Self-compassion means we have our own best interests at heart,” Welford said. “We learn to support ourselves in the same way that we would support a friend or relative.” But this might sound utterly impossible to you, especially if you’re more used to beating yourself up. Many of us treat ourselves like the enemy. We regularly judge, criticize and condemn ourselves. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned. Here’s how. Self-Compassionate Techniques There are many exercises for practicing self-compassion. “We are all different and what is important is to find something that works for you,” Welford said. Here are several techniques to try. 1. Write a compassionate letter to yourself. When doing this exercise, Welford shares several guidelines in her book, including: Validate your feelings and the reasons you’re struggling; remember that millions of people struggle with their self-confidence; remember that everyone struggles, in general (it simply means being human); and try to be understanding, accepting and nonjudgmental. Write a supportive letter to yourself from the perspective of a compassionate person (someone who has your best interests and well-being at heart). You can start the letter with this sentence: “I am sorry that you are having a difficult time at the moment and are struggling to build your self-confidence.” Another option is to “write a letter to yourself from an older, wiser, compassionate you. What would you say to yourself now, and what would a compassionate future look like?” Welford writes. 2. Focus on your well-being. For Welford this exercise is most helpful. First, she engages in “soothing breathing,” an exercise that “aims to bring calmness and a sense of inner warmth and well-being to the mind and body.” According to Welford, it involves: finding a place that’s distraction-free; sitting in a relaxed “yet alert posture;” and closing your eyes or lowering your gaze. “Rather than counting your inhalations and exhalations, let your body find a breathing rhythm that is soothing for it.” When your mind naturally wanders, gently bring it back to your practice. Then Welford asks herself: “What can I do for myself today that will make tomorrow a better day?” For instance, instead of mindlessly watching TV, she might go for a walk or call a friend. 3. Take action. As you build your self-confidence, what are your goals? What would you like to work on? Welford has worked with individuals who’ve set such goals as: meeting new people, speaking in public, asking for help, stopping needless apologizing, expressing their emotions to others and saying yes (or no). Once you have your goals, break them down into small, specific steps in increasing difficulty. Next, brainstorm how you can prepare for the situation, such as practicing soothing breathing and writing a compassionate letter to yourself; the obstacles that might come up; and how you’ll navigate those obstacles.
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Dear Doctor, I would like to know how exactly an anti depressant works? Primarily if the course duration for the medication is for 6 months and after that it needs to be tapered down, I would like to know whether the medicine does the job to permanently restore the chemical imbalance in the brain or it just bring it to normal balance and the person can be subject to another episode during a stressful situation after the course of the medicine. I am asking this as this is a vital information that I am not able to find answers to as I am dealing with a depression affected patient at home and would like to get more education in the background of this treatment and how long is the effect of antidepressants going to stay with the patient. Request a genuine help. Thanks and regards.

Psychology hons, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Dear Doctor,
I would like to know how exactly an anti depressant works?
Primarily if the course duration for the medi...
Dear lybrate-user regarding your qwery about depression the medication and brain chemical imbalances. Medicines can be of great help but along with it she needs to get therapies too medicine alone will not solve the problem. Of you have stomach ache will you have pain killers to subside the pain everytime your stomach ache or you go to a Dr. To know the real cause n then the solution for it. It is adviced that you take the person to a clinical psychologist. Hope it helps.
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Sir my mind is controlling me not I am. I got angry on my family member I do not know what to do I want to relax my give some exercise or any activity from which I can get control over my mind.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
hi, Anger management concerns recognising the triggers for anger as early as possible and expressing these feelings and frustrations in a cool, calm and collected way. Do regular physical exercise anything like brisk walk, gym, jogging When you exercise regularly your body learns how to regulate your adrenaline and cortisol levels more effectively. People who are physically fit have more optimum levels of endorphins; endorphins are hormones that make you feel good and therefore less likely to feel angry. Breathe slow and Relax: When you start to feel tense and angry, try to isolate yourself for 15 minutes and concentrate on relaxing and calm, steady breathing: Inhale and exhale deeply 3 or 4 times in a row. Count slowly to four as you inhale. Count slowly to eight as you exhale. Focus on feeling the air move in and out of your lungs. Concentrate and feel your ribs slowly rise and fall as you repeat the exercise. Stop and revert to normal breathing if you start to feel dizzy at any time. try this and for any more questions revert to me all the best :) you will get better
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How can we strong our memory power please suggest the best solution and this problem is facing me from 2 weeks. Please reply as soon as possible.

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 do not have any unique problem to worry about. I know you are referring to education related memory. You are young and therefore there are no chances of having amnesia type of mental problems. Earlier days children were distracted by outdoor games and indoor games and other entertaining activities so they forget. Nowadays you are distracted by mobile or laptop. In any case, lack of interest in studies are a problem. You need to cultivate interest in your studies. For that you need to have specific goals and aspiration. These goals and aspiration provides internal motivation and there by you cultivate interest in your studies. Please set a goal after analyzing many aspects like your interests, skills, aptitudes etc. Once set, whatever may happen, do not change it and set course and path to achieve the goal. Automatically you will remember whatever you learned, if you learn with interest' effective learning methods' should help you. Post a private question if you want more help on this regard. Take care.
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My friend son is one and a half years old. He is yet to speak. He says only amma and Appa. Is there any therapy techniques available in market for speech? please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, don't worry , wait for some more time , some kids have delayed mile stones. you should keep on practising with him at home.He will start speaking all words gradually. Now you can give him BC no. 21 , 3 tabs twice daily. Thanks.
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