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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran

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
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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran is a trusted Psychiatrist in Thirumangalam, Chennai. You can visit him at VeeCare Hospital - Anna Nagar in Thirumangalam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran on has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 43 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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What Are Anti-Depressants?

Psychiatrist, Mumbai
What Are Anti-Depressants?

Are you suffering from acute depression? Well, in this case nothing can be a better solution than taking anti-depressants. Anti-Depressants are nothing, but specialized medicines or drugs that can help in releasing the stress hormones and finally the depression is completely eliminated.

These medicines need to be taken only if the doctors have prescribed the same, otherwise you might face innumerable complications. Some people think that these drugs are equivalent to sleeping pills; in fact they are not. 

What are the benefits of the ani-depressants?

  1. Provide Tranquillity: You can feel calm by taking the tranquilizers. However, in this case, you have to be very much aware of the perfect dosage as overdose can create innumerable troubles that cannot be easily rectified. In fact, these medicines can be treated as one of the major aspects of any psychological treatment. These drugs are the most powerful of all, and on the other hand, you can have greater effectiveness after consuming the same. If you are facing heath complications while taking these anti-depressants, then you have to immediately inform about the same to the doctor so that you can remain absolutely safe and protected.
  2. Increases Comfort: Your comfort level can be increased to a great extent. If you think that alcohol can provide you comfort, then you are wrong. Your health will get deteriorated a lot by having alcohol. But in this case, you will not face any health complications until and unless dosage is exceeded. All anti-depressants are not suitable for your health, and this is the reason you should listen to your doctor and then only consume the same. You should learn the safest usage of anti-depressants so that you can remain healthy and safe along with the elimination of stress and depression.
  3. Treating Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is of the most critical types of mental disorders that cannot be easily treated, and this is the reason doctors often prescribe different kinds of anti-depressants so that anxiety can be controlled. In this case, Barbiturate deserves special mention and this drug is suitable for all. Nembutal and Phenobarbital are also very much beneficial in treating anxiety disorders. Acute stress and panic attacks can be resolved only by consuming Benzodiazepines. Brain activity can be reduced, and your nerves can get relaxed. This calming effect is really quite soothing in nature and can help you to stay away from all kinds of depression.
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Feeling low confidence. Feel alone .i m in marketing job. I have work pressure as well feeling alone at same time. I feel like. I am not capable to do simple job. How I will survive. Now I am single. If I am not able to justify now. What is guarantee that I will justify to my partner after marriage. Clueless.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Feeling low confidence. Feel alone .i m in marketing job. I have work pressure as well feeling alone at same time. I ...
At present, all your focus is required by your career. When by putting all efforts, you become successful, confidence level will automatically rise. Where is the time to feel lonely? You have to give your 100% to your job. Have only one single goal and work to achieve it. I guarantee success if you guarantee whole -hearted effort. Any other problem, you may take appointment.
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MBA (HR), D.Sc, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Pune
Coping Statements for Anxiety

It is often possible to manage anxiety by actively replacing irrational thoughts with more balanced and reasonable thoughts like the following:

1. I’m going to be OK. Sometimes my feelings are irrational and false. I’m just going to relax and take things easy. Everything is going to be fine.

2. Anxiety may feel bad but it isn’t dangerous. There’s nothing wrong with me. Everything is going to be OK.

3. Feelings come and feelings go. Right now I feel bad but I know this is only temporary. I’ve done it before so I can do it again.

4. This image in my head isn’t reasonable or rational. I need to change my thinking and focus my attention on something that’s healthier, and generally helps me to feel good about myself. For example _____________.

5. I’ve managed to interrupt and change these thoughts before – so I know I can do it again. The more I practise this, the easier it will become. Anxiety is a habit – and it’s a habit that I can break!

6. So what if I anxious. It’s not the end of the world. It’s not going to kill me. I just need to take a few deep breaths and keep going.

7. Just take the next step. Just do the next thing.

8. Even if I have to put up with a period of anxiety, I’ll be glad that I did, and persevered, and succeeded.

9. I can feel anxious and still do a good job. The more I focus on the task at hand, the more my anxiety will ease, then disappear.

10. Anxiety doesn’t have a hold on me. It’s something I’m working on, and changing over time.

I am smoking what I did to leave smoke it may got me lot of problem in stomach please help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
There are no health benefits of smoking. Smoking causes lung and oral cancer as well as interstitial lung disease. It affects peripheral blood vessels adversely and can cause respiratory and circulatory issues. It is advisable to quit immediately. Consult a psychiatrist with experience in deaddiction. With the right medication and counseling it is likely that you will be able to quit smoking successfully.
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I have been suffering from depression for last three years, I have lost my most of memory power and also I have a headache problem. whom should i consult.?

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 have been suffering from depression for last three years, I have lost my most of memory power and also I have a hea...
Dear, clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.
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Hi I am a married guy and my age is 30 My issue here is I am not getting erection easily and even if I get erection it's not last long and I find very difficult while having sex with my wife. But at that time I used to jerk with my hand and then when I get that strong erection I insert the penis. I feel very depressed at this time and I am getting very stressed. I tried even going to massage centres but still I am not getting erection easily when a girl touches me in private parts. It's taking time. But I get aroused. And the main thing is if I try to use condoms it's very difficult to get the hardness. I am currently using asparagus powder after searching on google for natural medicine which helps lot in sex. Please help me on this. Is it advisable to use that asparagus powder. Will it be helpful. I do masturbate atleas 5 times in a week. Is this causing trouble anyways?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I am a married guy and my age is 30
My issue here is I am not getting erection easily and even if I get erection i...
If you masturbate 5 times a day obviously you will get desensitised to sexual arousal and have difficulties in getting and sustaining arousal. First thing that you should do is try to lower the frequency of masturbation secondly there are many natural ways and exercises with which you can improve on dysfunction apart from that many a times there is stress which leads to this which you may not be aware of sometimes it's in sub concious. Seek help from a psychologist. Consult me for same we can chalk out the desirable plan for you. All the best.
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I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many critical condition sometimes and I am an engineering student I couldn't interact with studying. What I am do? Suggest please and I also have a liver problem.

General Physician, Hyderabad
I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many cr...
Please see doctor around your area to examine you properly and do some test to be able to help you better. Take care.
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I have body pain and head ache n fever past three days. I am taking dolo 650 tablet yet fever isn't gone completely.

Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I have body pain and head ache n fever past three days. I am taking dolo 650 tablet yet fever isn't gone completely.
Dear Lybrate user, Take sat giloi from a ayurvedic and 1,/2tso of sat giloi and honey thrice a day with water and call back after one or two days.
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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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My son is a patient of psychiatric as of the view of some allopathic doctors practising in psychologist was treated and is treating till now used to more medicines at his age 7 yrs. Year 2007 till now. According to their view counselling is to continue and treatment will take more time to recover but no result do not get at present. Presently his attitude more violent before that. Does not go to school and could not sit in his studies not a single day. I followed sometimes back my son demanded to his mother to purchase kids playing cards, cricket bats, player jersey, shoe, dvd, mobile and different things on a regular basis and has to habit to keep carefully, no more use. When we protest against that bad habit/addiction then his attitude more violent and attacked his mother and sister. I am helpless but to continue treatment in psychiatrics dept. Under p. G. Hospital, kolkata. No result I can get. I want to get perfectly treatment in a proper way through homeopathic for my sons curable.Please suggest

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Surely we can do help your son's condition by homeopathic t/t, though it takes long time, as its a psychiatric c/o. But for getting homeo t/t, you need to give entire h/o of he boy, from his birth, from paternal, maternalside, hav to explain his behaviour further more, his mile stones, his hobbies, desires n aversions abt food etc. If he has any other physical c/o also, should be mentioned[like any afood, weather allergies, etc], to understand his constitution well to choose the proper medicine. As he is already under strong allopathic medicines, he should not stop the medicines immediately, parallally you can give homeopathic medicines, comaparatively than previous condition, on the better observation, you can be suggested to reduce the allopathic dosages n drugs. You can choose the expert near by, or any other. If you want any further infrmtion, you can ask,
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I have habit of chewing tobacco. How to stop it. Is sudden stop can make me unhealthy. Please show me some home remedy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, 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.
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I am tripti n I am 30 years old. I become angry soon so how can I control on my anger?

Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi Librate user when you get angry try to take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything. Try to write your thoughts and opinion, and causes of your anger. Take deep breath, drink a glass of water. Talk to youself "RELAX" or "TAKE IT EASY" Repeat it to yourself. Anger is a normal emotion but it is important, you should deal with it in positive way. Uncontrolled anger are bad for your health. You should try to understand and remind yourself that anger can't solve any problem. Regular exercise is a way to improve your mood and release your tension and anger. Thanks.
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Hello sir, I am 19 years old, l forgot everything of my study and my memory is very low, please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Hi, I am 30 years old male I just got new job and I am relocated now so I miss my home city and getting so tension of work. I can not get out of it please tell me what should I do?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Hi, I am 30 years old male I just got new job and I am relocated now so I miss my home city and getting so tension of...
If this is your first time leaving it is absolutely normal to miss your home town and feel lonely. I am sure you might have strong reason to accept this job and move. If you focus on those positive factors due to which you are here it might help you release the stress. Along with it I would also suggest you to take active steps to meet new people and visit new places as a tourist. This will tremendous help you reduce your stress. If yoh are not engaged in regular exercise you may join a gym or runners or bikers club etc. This will expose you to more people on a daily basis thus provide more opportunities to find some friends. Listening to good music also help reduce stress so you may try the same as well. Once I understand the exact block would be able to suggest more specific action for you to work on. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I am going through xtreme depression. The reason might be silly but no boyfriend included. Its about my family. I am a 22 year old girl and I still don't have the right to take my own decisions or going somewhere with my frnds. If I say of letting me do my things then they speak of getting me married. Is there any way out of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Thankfully this is not a pathological depression, and is episodal, based entirely on the recent fact that your family is not permissive and may I take the liberty of saying, that they are very conservative. They are probably very worried about your future and marriage, in particular. With this concern they may be too restrictive and controlling. Are you in a community that is closed minded that if you are seen with your friends they will likely think of you as a bad charactered girl! if that is the case, there may be a genuine concern about false rumors spreading about you and thus compromising your reputation. The other concern is whether you have given them any reason for concern about your choice of friends, or any lack of control when you are out, or a poor decision maker, or do they have doubts about your character, or do they not trust this world too much? if there is any truth in any of these, I can understand that they are worried for you. Any which way, here is the way out: you will need to talk to them. If they are not the listening type, then get an uncle or aunt who is respected, involved in this discussion. If that is not allowed, then get a counselor involved. You must try to work it out with whatever resources you have at your beck and call. There is no need to give up. You can also negotiate with them about meeting certain conditions they may stipulate: after all they are concerned for your safety. They may be willing if you took certain cousins or friends, whose families they know. They may agree with certain curfew hours fixed. Now if you prove that you are reliable, they will consent. The other thing is to prove that you are a reliable and disciplined person when you are on your own, this will make them able to trust you. During your discussion make sure that it does not end up in an argument or fight. The key word is to negotiate: there must be some give and take. Their intentions are good but their methods may be questionable. At least you know that they are good parents. But as with any problem communication/discussion is very essential.
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I am male 31 years old suffering from grand mal epilepsy since my childhood. I am on medication since than I need to know whether there is any cure for it or not,

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
Epilpesy can undergo remission if your seizures are completely controlled for atleast 3 years. And your mri and eeg is normal.
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I was a self harmer. I have a lot of scars on body. I have stopped self harming. I have the want to do it every now and then. Please suggest me ways to stop harming. And if I start harming myself again will it affect my body in future?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I was a self harmer. I have a lot of scars on body. I have stopped self harming. I have the want to do it every now a...
you seem to suffering most likely from emotionally unstable disorder, u need initially mood stabilizer and antidepressants and after few weeks CBT (Cognitive Behavior therapy), when the CBT acts for few months, gradually the medications can be waned off depending on the improvemnt
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I have a bf. Bt. Wo na to commit karta h na hi ha karta h. M smjh ni pati kya karu. Maine life plan ki hui h uske sath bt. Uska ni pta. M marnr ki bolu to dar jata h.Bt still do not understand wt should I do. I love him so much. Use khona ni chahiti bt wo na kuch kehta h na btata h. Kya karu?

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 have a bf. Bt. Wo na to commit karta h na hi ha karta h. M smjh ni pati kya karu. Maine life plan ki hui h uske sat...
Dear user. I can understand. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. There is nothing to worry much about stress because stress is part of your body's defense mechanism. Stress is essential too. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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