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Dr. Venkatesh

Psychologist, Chennai

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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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MD - Psychiatry
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Try to focus on positive side of everything.

Dear doctor, I am 28 years male, doing a job, profile is dealing with problems, as a trouble shooting specialist every day morning starts with problems to be solved by me. So I am feeling depression for small issues, now I am taking cbt 12 weekly sessions, it works little bit on me and using medicines since 5 months sylonex -60 morning, mirpine-7. 5 night. Doctor advised to continue these medications up to one year till iam all right. Before I had social fobia, anxiety, stage fear, full of negative thoughts, after treatment decreased to 50%. Please advise me to improve my quality of work and personnel life. Thank you.

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
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You are already taking cbt. Results of cbt sessions vary according to personalities. Some times you may need change in cbt techniques. Talk to your therapist. Secondly, improvement is based on relieving stress. You should detach yourself from the problems you are being posted, because those problems are not yours. Learn to emotionally detach yourself. Take care.

I have quit smoking since October 2015 and it was relapsed couple of days back. I also drinking moderately but daily. I want to quit both drinking and smoking. Please guide.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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I have quit smoking since October 2015 and it was relapsed couple of days back. I also drinking moderately but daily....
The combination of alcohol and smoking is deadly for your health. I am so glad that you are seeking to get rid of these habits and that will play a major role in your recovery. You must stop them both, abruptly and immediately. 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 these habits. 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 smoking and 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 your 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. I congratulate you on this fabulous decision that will benefit you. You are taking action that will have a major bearing on many lives.

I am addicted to smoke cigrate. I just want to quit from it. So I need some medicines which have not side affect on body. Pls let me know.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like nicorette and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year.

I do not have constant mind which is always oscillated and also I have fear, nerves and lot of negative thoughts. Due to this problem I quit my job. So that please give the better solution to overcome this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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I do not have constant mind which is always oscillated and also I have fear, nerves and lot of negative thoughts. Due...
This must be pretty severe for you to quit your job!!! You must seek the help of a counselor especially to get some education about emotions particularly fear. You may be suffering from poor self-confidence and poor self-image. There is abnormal fear and it could do with some contribution from your upbringing. Perhaps you experienced strict parenting, or you were intimidated by dire consequences for failure; perhaps you were brought up believing that you were not as good as others; perhaps you were forced to show undue regard for elders and felt inferior around them, etc. In the meantime, you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Anyway 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; a sound spiritual well-being​ for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. 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. You need to attend personality development courses, personal grooming courses, conversational skills courses, and definitely a good education will empower you to boost self-confidence and by default self-image. Learn never to compare yourself with others: you are unique and there is only one of your kind, ever. If you let that sink in and appreciate who you are truly, you will go places.

Sir i am physically fit but after some time i have a mentally depression and after this my mind is to conscious n not properly fit for 7- 10 days after this it will be well as before i.E.Look like i feel after drink alcohol thats cause so please advice what happens in that period n what we do ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Stop drinking alcohol. Think positive. Eat balanced diet / Change your mind frame to a better life. Do excercise daily/ and yoga and meditation regularly/ Do pranayama daily /

I am nt been able to concentrate on my studies. Wat can I do to concentrate nd give well in my exams. please hlp.

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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.

Sir my son had brain bleed and meningitis and now he is in rehab with all medicine his depression is still there what to do.

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Sir my son had brain bleed and meningitis and now he is in rehab with all medicine his depression is still there what...
Try the following remedy it 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 This will help with your concern.

Hi. What is the best treatment for anxiety?

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Dear, correct the way you breath. When you are anxious, your breathing pattern changes and when you regulate your breathing patterns, the anxiety level reduces. Besides work with underlying guilt's and other emotions which is giving rise to anxiety.

I remain alone most of the time and not able to take decisions like what to do next? I want to know if anyone can die from cannabis? I am very worried please help me.

MA In Clinical Psychology
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I remain alone most of the time and not able to take decisions like what to do next? I want to know if anyone can die...
Hi I think you should not worry to die try to quit it as early as possible. If you need I can help you.

Dear sir, my wife got influenced by brahma kumaris organization. She is not cooperating in sexual life. Can this problem be solved. Regards

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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I guess you mean that she has a spiritual calling. If that is genuine, I suppose you have to live with that fact that your sex life may be all but over. Not that it is necessary for her to curb sexual activity. It is just that people, once spiritually moved, give up all earthly desires and pleasures to sustain their spiritual sanctity, so that they do not get easily distracted by material pleasures and therefore from their spiritual pursuits. I don? t fully agree with this because it is very easy to do this to remain pious. The challenge is to be able to maintain this in the thick and thin of life and live a balanced life. But I could be a voice in the wilderness on this front because you have seen most holy people giving up all the pleasures of life to pursue a religious life. I don? t suppose they are doing it just to avoid it but are doing so to give it up as a sacrifice too. Whatever you believe, it now matters that your wife has given it up whether as a sacrifice or to preserve her spiritual state is for her to say. The other point of concern is that it is a unilateral decision, and I fail to see how that is justified when one has married to stay faithful to the nuptial obligations. But then spiritual callings can happen at any time and must be respected, if it is genuine. This position of mine could raise a lot of controversies but I am open to other differing opinions to help you understand your situation and learn to live with it. Of course nobody can stop you from leaving this marriage and going into another for your own needs. The fact that she is still living with you may be some consolation; and that she is not rejecting you for another, even if it is god.

I am 21 years old chain smoker can't leave without cigaratee lovelife has destroyed me. Cant sleep at night. Always keep on thinking even while driving fed up of life.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Start tab bupropionxl150mg at nght. Chewtab nicotex whenever there is craving for smoking. Tab larpose 2mgat night for sleep. Report after 7 days.

I am 21 years old and I have stammering problem sometime and while speeching some particular words like starting from- T, P etc, this starts after age of 15 when my head accidentally hit by a stone, what I do?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
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Dear slow your rate of speech whenever you speaking someone or discuss with your friend, take a small breath to start the words, do the relaxation and breathing exercises, but first consult the speech therapist take the speech therapy, clinicians apply some techniques to reduce your stammering that's you practice at home regularly, less your nervousness be freely mixed to your friend and speak smoothly. But you take the speech therapy.

I am a 35 year old male 6ft, 80 kgs. I have been smoking an average of 5 cigarettes per day for last 20 years. My health was good until 5 years back, my mother expired due to cardiac arrest, at home and in front of my eyes. I was very attached to my mother and could not handle the trauma. Everyday post that day, I used to blank out and felt racing heartbeats, and a feeling of getting passed out. Everyday my father used to take me to hospital in emergency wherein doctors would do ecg and echo too of a couple of occasions. Everyone suggested that trauma was the reason behind all this feeling. I resumed office after a couple of weeks and tried to forget the issue. After about 6 months, I was driving back from office when I felt an urgency to pass urine which I did. 15 minutes later I felt palpitations and again an urge to ease out. For the remaining portion of my journey I kept on urinating every 5-10 minutes and my hands, face and feet started tingling. By the time I pulled up at a nursing home, my whole body was shaking vigorously. When I entered doctor' s cabin, my hands, feet and tongue started twisting and I was barely able to speak anything. Doctor injected something in my arm post which I was fine in 5 min. He told me that this is panic attack. After that day I had been feeling tingling in my hands, feet and face on a daily basis along with palpitations and frequent urination. I have consulted numerous cardiologists, gastro experts, general physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and the list is unending. Although with my latest treatment, things are in control and I do not face the panic attacks daily, but that feeling of tingling does not go away, coupled with the persistent fear of dying. I want to regain the same mental and physical self confidence that I had before my mother' s death. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Your mother? s death has left a huge vacuum in your life, and that has triggered the panic attack. The smoking would have contributed to the poor response to stress and trauma. The tingling is probably the effect of this long period of smoking. You need to develop you physical constitution and your emotional fitness. The smoking has to go. These panic attacks are nothing but an exaggeration of your response to normal stimulus. The death you witnessed of your mother has to be wiped out of your memory banks through some therapy. Also, I suspect that your attachment to your mother may border on some unhealthy symbiosis with her. You were 30 years that that time and I think that you should have been able to handle that situation better. Now, I don? t want you to get the notion that her death was to be taken lightly or that it was easy. Relatively speaking, a person of your age could have handled it better. However, it is the closeness that you had with her that made you vulnerable. So you need to deal with that in counseling. Further to develop emotional fitness, you must work on, your fear in particular, and learn to express it and reach out from it. You are having daily trauma and reactions of self-induced heart attack-like symptoms and you cannot live like this except by some extensive counseling. You will be surprised how quickly and effectively these symptoms will disappear, if you cooperate and go for therapy. The mind is very powerful and together with unexpressed emotions can play havoc with your life and system. After seeking the doctor? s permission, I suggest that you get into a healthy regimen of exercise, good diet, and proper sleep; and perhaps settle down in marriage. This latter will help generally, and not as a solution to your problem.

Dear doctor, if one's immunity system is damaged due to chronic anxiety what will happen to him? What is the danger thereof?

MD - Psychiatry, BHMS
Homeopath
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Dear doctor, if one's immunity system is damaged due to chronic anxiety what will happen to him? What is the danger t...
first take care of your anxiety, immunity will regain itself. You seem to be very anxious about your health.

My father has depressed from home problems. He always stays on bed nd have only one work to do mean thinking all time. Even at night he thinks negative. He thinks negative in all talk. Or work. He is also a heart patient. What should to do. Please recommend some medicine to calm down his mind.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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My father has depressed from home problems. He always stays on bed nd have only one work to do mean thinking all time...
People with Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack), can be depressed. But his physical condition and cardiac condition needs to be known and depressive symptoms further elaborated to suggest an appropriate antidepressant, which would most likely show significant improvement in his depressive symptoms. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy. All the best.

I have speaking problem. I speak with halt. I mean stammering. Can I get rid from it?

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hello, I think speech therapy will help you and try to to repeat those words on which you stammer , means those are not clearly spoken. Take care.

I can't constrict on my studies. When I can't solve a question I am filling depressed.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
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I can't constrict on my studies. When I can't solve a question I am filling depressed.
Hi, little bit of tension is good for studies but excess of it is not good. Kindly change the method of your learning. Repeat, revise, review. If you get struck in any problem then leave it for time being. Study some other subject and return on that problem later on. Drink water when tensed and also take some deep breaths. This will relax your mind and you will be able to solve the problem.

I am 33 yrs. I want to pursue MBA. But I often feel that my memory is getting weak. Can I still go ahead for studies.

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
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I am 33 yrs. I want to pursue MBA. But I often feel that my memory is getting weak. Can I still go ahead for studies.
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. 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. Take care.
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