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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran

Psychiatrist, Chennai

300 at clinic
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.
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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 Lybrate.com.

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I am 28 years old married female. Right now I am facing problems in all the aspects of my life. My Parents : I know that my Dad is going around with other woman & my mom has discovered it. He keeps on manipulating her & tell me that he can't tolerate her behavior. But unfortunately I can't tell him that I know the truth & mom is right. Husband & inlaws : I got married in Nov 2013 & my husband is not having any work from last 2 years. He is freelancer & says that he can't do anything except films. Inlaws stay with us & I need to look after all the financial expenses. My Career : I left job & started own business in September 2014 in partnership. My husband told my business partner about the family situation & my partner has fallen for me. He is married with 2 kids. I tell him that its wrong & think about children. He is asking me for marriage. Whenever he asks & i say No , he tries to kill himself. One of my husband's relative, he is builder & rich man. My mother in law told him that My parents are rich & can take care of everything as I am daughter. And my husband asked him for financial help. So he knows the situation. He called me up & asked for marriage. I mean this is so pathetic, they think her husband is not earning so we can marry her. I am fed up of everything. Please help me.

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Such issues are there with every household. Your husband is duty bound towards their family. He should do your duty. As the daughter in law to that house, you are also duty bound. Take care
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Hello Doctor, 1. How to keep our mood (nerve system) normal? 2. How to keep ourselves far from stress & pressure?

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Hello Doctor,
1. How to keep our mood (nerve system) normal? 2. How to keep ourselves far from stress & pressure?
Hello lybrate-user there are some psychological therapies t control your mind. And counselling willalso help you.

My husband is 32 year. Now facing mood swing problem in working time like dream, old memories, flash back. And we have done mri. Some minor thickness on rt. Brain side but dr, said that its not a big issue it is a migraine aura and give medicine. But what is the treatment of mood swing? neurologist said its not a psychological problem.

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Its is psychological problem, symptoms you mentioned are present in stress related conditions, depression, and anxiety disorders please contact psychiatrist for detailed evaluation mri finding are normal.

I am 27 year old my profession is full of stress ,sometime it is very heavy panic ,much heavy stress and so much, so how to release stress but do not want to use medicine .

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I am 27 year old my profession is full of stress ,sometime it is very heavy panic ,much heavy stress and so much, so ...
The stress that you feel is not dependent on the stressor i.e. the work. It is entirely dependent on your perception of stress. Life is difficult no doubt, as a general rule, but what we do adds to the stress in our response. We add to the stress of life instead of reducing it or learning to deal with it. Many of us follow a policy of avoidance. We cannot do that all of our lives. So the first thing to do is to change your perception. For example, look at it as a challenge that you would like to meet with a positive outlook. See everything as a gift from God to perform as though you are doing it for Him. God never gives us work to do beyond our capacity. Now you may argue that it is the Government that is giving all the work. That is true in the overt sense, but if you look at it with spiritual eyes, you know that it is ultimately given by God. Secondly, build a good constitution mentally, emotionally and physically to combat stress. Eat healthily, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Talk about your emotions regularly to a good friend every day. Learn stress management techniques. Do Yoga and meditation. Pray every day to God to give you the strength, and offer your work as a prayer to Him – you will give your best and you will feel so satisfied when you do it well. You must also talk to your superior that the workload is getting beyond your means and that you need more personnel to support you. Finally, learn to delegate much or some of your work to subordinates. If you do not trust, you will find it difficult to delegate. You may also take a multivitamin and multimineral along with your food. You must also keep a good regimen of exercise, sleep, and diet so that you can combat stress in whatever form it appears.
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Respected sir/ma'am I am 21 years old suddenly I have got pain in my tail bone and I am not able to sit properly because of the pain I don't remember if I have got hurt from somewhere please can you suggest me the reason and cure Thank you!

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Respected sir/ma'am 
I am 21 years old suddenly I have got pain in my tail bone and I am not able to sit properly bec...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and can do ice fomentation and get an xray done to rule out any pathology
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I'm 17 and I need to know if I have an anxiety disorder. I searched online my symptoms and it matched up to Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I thought I needed a 2nd opinion.

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I'm 17 and I need to know if I have an anxiety disorder. I searched online my symptoms and it matched up to Generaliz...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve. Other than that, try yoga, deep breathing, meditation, moderate exercise, progressive muscular relaxation and guided meditation.
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From last three years iam drinking continuously alcohol, I need to stop it give me use full tips.

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Dear Krishna, Welcome to lybrate. Alcohol addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.

I am a 21yr old female and have mental tensions for last 2 months. what should I do?

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I am a 21yr old female and have mental tensions for last 2 months. what should I do?
Mental tension at your age could be varied. Investigate the reason, try to get rid of that, change the atmosphere adverse to your mental peace. Be realistic. Medicine can be prescribed to help you come out of the situation. Improve your will power.
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What's the best way to stop smoking?

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You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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. 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 chewing gum or 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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How To free Mind From Stress. If I hav Very Minor prblm in Life. Till my Mind become stressful For That minor problem wat to do.

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How To free Mind From Stress.
If I hav Very Minor prblm in Life.
Till my Mind become stressful For That minor problem...
When line of negativity feels long and strong. Slowly one need to work on building positivity back. I will suggest you few things below, incorporating them slowly in your day will help you make this transition. If you have something which happened recently which is making you feel negative then may be you need to talk to someone about it specifically to figure out the best way to deal with the situation. What you are feeling is conic stress due to our fast life style. You could also this as feeling burnout. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. Thus will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. If you need help in exploring what works best for you and make this into your life style do let me know. As a trained wellness coach I could help you tailored your own holistic wellness program. Hope this helps if you are interested in short 4 to 8 week resilience training you may contact me. Wishing you very best.
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I currently weigh 103 kg and go for 30 mins brisk Walking daily. I need a vegetarian diet plan to shed the extra kilos as I am also an epilepsy patient.

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I currently weigh 103 kg and go for 30 mins brisk Walking daily. I need a vegetarian diet plan to shed the extra kilo...
Hello Lybrate user you can take sprouts, milk corn flakes, oats etc in breakfast than fruit, have dal, vegetable, salad, curd, chapati, rice in lunch, evening tea with some light snacks. Have your dinner n most important drink plenty of water avoid stress n do practice pranayam especially Loaum Vloaum to increase oxygen level of your body. U can ask for further information.
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Sometimes I feel I'm fed up with this life. I can't feel like doing anything. Wanna sit alone. I feel like I'm going into a depression.

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Sometimes I feel I'm fed up with this life. I can't feel like doing anything. Wanna sit alone. I feel like I'm going ...
Sit alone is a dangerous thing. Do not sit alone. If we sit alone. Think about past and future aspects it leads to depressive thoughts. Sit alone with a good mood. When we have a problems. Alone thinking it is not good. As per your age it is not good attitude. When you feel fed up it is better to share your personal feelings with your close friends and family members. They will help to you to come out from this status. Directly or indirectly. When you express your problems. It will not solved to tell others. Atleast the severity of the problem reduced in your mind. So better to make a very good friendly relations with others. We are human beings we get so many problems in regular problems. Some one have capability to control their problems. Some may not. In this stage you do not have capability to control your thoughts. So better to express. Be friendly. Be think in a positive manner. Better to concentrate on your studies. Develop busy schedule. Ok all the best.
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How can I increase my thinking capacity. To capture the knowledge for longer period.

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Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Wishing you very best,

I have read that psychoanalytic talk therapy is recommended along with antidepressants as a treatment for Depression. Also read about CBT. What are these 2 types of therapy and what is the difference between them?

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I have read that psychoanalytic talk therapy is recommended along with antidepressants as a treatment for Depression....
Cbt or cognitive behaviour therapy will help you to discover your unhelpful and outdated thoughts, beliefs and and replace them with more helpful, updated thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. You also learn to connect thoughts to feelings and behaviours, monitor your thoughts and the feelings linked to it and an appropriate thought / belief to help you to scale down overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness. Cbt helps to set up a simple and achievable daily routine and to stick by it to help depressive people achieve daily goals and increase self worthiness. Psychoanalysis is broadly about talking and exploring the childhood of the patient to discover unhealthy beliefs about self, others and the world and also open up any toxic experiences and relationships of the past which might be undermining the confidence of the patient psychologically. These experiences are processed in an unbiased, non judgemental and therapeutic space so that the patient is able to see these experiences in a different and positive perspective and attach helpful and positive insights, meanings and conclusions in order to enhance emotional wellbeing and effective living for personal growth and development.
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My child (6 year old) was normal all thorough the day. But all of a sudden she started acting like an abnormal child. There is no record of her doing anything like that before. What can be the reason behind this sudden change in her behaviour.

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My child (6 year old) was normal all thorough the day. But all of a sudden she started acting like an abnormal child....
Better go for a psychiatric evaluation by a paediatric psychiatrist/clinical psychologist to rule out any developmental disability. Early intervention is half cure.
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I am a 21 years male. My mind is always keep on thinking and many negative thoughts is assuming it. My heart needs to change myself but this thoughts making me to thnk bad.

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I am a 21 years male. My mind is always keep on thinking and many negative thoughts is assuming it. My heart needs to...
Focus on losing weight and your negative thoughts will change to positive. Eat minimum fats and carbs, more proteins, simple foods like toned milk and curds. Exercise is good for body and mind. Learn to focus on one thing at a time when negative feelings prop up. Do some activities which require focusing like reading good books, some job to do on computers, some social work like teaching little kids for an hour a day or helping your over worked mother in kitchen. Do try for a month and write back to get more guidance from any of us here.

I am suffering from some mental strain and I can not able to concentrate on my studies. How to improve concentration levels. Is there any exercises which can improve concentration levels?

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Dear lybrate-user, There are several ways to improve your concentration. 1) Find a time during the day when your mind is at its most alert. It could be early morning, evening or night. 2) Find a place with minimal distractions (no sound, interference etc) 3) Plan ahead what you are planning to study for the day. Break it into chunks and set short-term goals. 4) In order to sustain attention, before starting to study, do an alphabet cancellation task in a newspaper article, where you may decide to cancel all 'p's in the article. Do this for 5-10 mins, before progressing to the actual studies. 5) Take a 10 min break after every 30 mins then resume studying. 6) When you find your attention wavering, start to read aloud/ start writing what you want to learn or say it aloud as if you are trying to explain it to someone. 7) Do revise whatever you learn within 9 hours. You will spend less time in next revision this way. All the best!
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Hello Doctor, I am 22 years old boy 1 years ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. Psychiatrist advised me some medicine. I took for 15 days but after 15 days a local doctor advised me to give up that medicine as I could be addicted to it. In starting it was very tough to cover up my muscle muscle pain but Now after 1 years my life is almost alright. But still some times I feel restless for 1-3 minutes that's also very minor. I think I have recovered 90% depression as my muscle pain is almost gone . Am I doing right.

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I am 22 years old boy
1 years ago I faced a shock in my life that lead me to depression. Psychiatrist a...
The muscle pain may not have anything to do with the depression. Anyway since it has improved that is fine. With regards to the depression you must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don'€™t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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