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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 16 years old, I now have lack of interest in things I used to like, I question about everything in world, feel low confidence, have a fear of death and a question why do we live when we have to die. Doctor say it is depression and gave me escitalopram for a week dose but I didn't continue it due to my exams please give me information about DEPRESSION and suggest what should I do.

MBBS, MRCPsych, DFM
Psychiatrist,
I am 16 years old, I now have lack of interest in things I used to like, I question about everything in world, feel l...
lybrate-user, your symptoms are typical of depression. In depression people experience sad feelings, lack of interest or energy, poor motivation or concentration, suicidal thoughts when severe, lack of sleep or appetite, can't enjoy, world seems dull or feel world is coming to end, don't see a point in living. Your doctor had given right medication. It takes few weeks sometimes to see the effect of it, so keep taking every day. Please keep physically active, eat well, share your feelings with close ones. Involve in activities you enjoy doing. Follow up with your doctor regularly as depression can last 6 months to a year.
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Smoking 8 cigarettes in a day. Drinking once in a week. Could Any1 say what will be the problems in future.

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. Smoking and alcohol consumption are injurious to the health. 8 cigarettes per day can cause cancer, respiratory problems, mental disorders, stroke, heart related problems. Etc. Quit smoking. Take care.
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I am smoking cigarette from past 3 years. At the place of heart Weekly pain I feel. Aur per day. Does it is affect of cigarettes or other thing.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Pritam, Every pain near heart is not from the heart. Since you know smoking is one of the risk factors of heart attack, it is better for you to quit smoking. Kepp motivating yourself. Keep a quit day as emotional day. If you have craving, you can take the help of nicotine gum or patch for 12 weeks. Keep rewarding yourself for every small effort you make towards quitting. All the best.
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I am in deep love with insecurity due to lack faith on partner because she lives far from me. She is also facing some tension and depressed by having her own responsibilities for that she lack of economical help. For that I want to do something for her but can't able to do anything because I think I m suffering from highly insecurity from her part thinking if she won't take any unrealistic step or decision which'll cause any harm on my love and her life.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am in deep love with insecurity due to lack faith on partner because she lives far from me. She is also facing some...
Hi Nik, Nothing comes with guarantee in life. There are always risks and chances we have to take. We have to be convinced on the choices we make in our life. When you started with relation you must have seen something worth to take that step. Insecurities are a part of every relation but if you cant convince yourself that she will be be worth it or if she is serious for you let it go. Because otherwise you are in a prison from where there is no escape. You will continuously be in insecurities and they will harm you and your relation. You can ask her upfront what she wants, how she sees the relationship and since you know her the best make a decision about being together or not. sometimes our insecurities are baseless and we should consciously make an effort to overcome it by thinking about worthwhile things, being busy, make your career. always remember, the right people will stay while be thankful for the wrong people leaving your life. You can help her to the limit possible for you, you don;t have to go out of the way. This way you will help also and may not regret majorly if anything goes wrong. Have faith for once let go off the insecurities and see. Whatever happens happens for good.
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How I take relief with stress what are there symptoms and how how I protect with this disease.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
How I take relief with stress what are there symptoms and how how I protect with this disease.
Hello lybrate-user, sorry to hear that you are feeling stressful. Is there anything in your life right now that is causing stress and agony. Do you feel upset/emotional, do you get hyper easily nowadays, are you not able to sleep, or are you overeating/undereating the following said could be some of the symptoms related to stress. However, the best way to release stress is to'let go' of something that you cannot control. Just close your eyes, visualize you are standing in front of the vast ocean. Imagine holding stress in your hands, and now slowly release that stress into the ocean. This may help you for few minutes. However, I am always there to assist you if you need my intervention. Have a blessed day, regards.
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Is Omega 3 can be taken in order to reduce Anxiety and Sleep related symptoms? I read lot about its benefits. Can you prescribe which one safe to take?

Master in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Is Omega 3 can be taken in order to reduce Anxiety and Sleep related symptoms? I read lot about its benefits. Can you...
It do have lives of benefits but for sleep and anxiety you need to work more. Start with some breathing and meditation excercise.
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He was a normal guy. But when he met a girl whom he loved she left him for no reason and now he is in a deadly depression. How can I help him?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
He was a normal guy. But when he met a girl whom he loved she left him for no reason and now he is in a deadly depres...
i would recommend you to follow the following home remedy 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 remindy will be helpful.
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Hello I am 21 years old male, I used to smoke cigarettes and marijuana for past 1 year and I lost a lot of weight, I am 50 kgs now and I couldn't stop smoking and I don't eat food on time, also I couldn't stop smoking. Please suggest me the diet plan for gaining weight.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello I am 21 years old male, I used to smoke cigarettes and marijuana for past 1 year and I lost a lot of weight, I ...
Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit and I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional.
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Hi doc. Ts is imthiaz. I have few questions. I can't able to remember certain names, places (names) I frequently forget those names. I Do not no why. But I can able to remember many many things in childhood. And also words collaboration is often. This issue in me about 4 month. And I have piles problem. Doctor suggest me to intake PILEX Tablet. I tnk ts tablet side effect. Wht you tnk. Give me your valuable reply.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
To improve your memory :- Give your brain a workout by solving puzzles. Don't skip the physical exercise. Get your 7 hours of sleep. Make time for friends. Keep stress in check by yoga and meditation. Have a laugh. Eat a brain-boosting diet like Almonds, fruits and high protein diet. Identify and treat health problems. Take practical steps to support learning and memory. Avoid multitasking.
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Smoking

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Every puff of cigrette smoke brings you near copd. Quit smoking.
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I feel unhappy with my life since last 9 year. And I had tried to commit suicide 10 times. And last day I have felt so bad about my life.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I feel unhappy with my life since last 9 year.
And I had tried to commit suicide 10 times.
And last day I have felt s...
Hi lybrate-user, Feeling down or blue is a natural part of life. People let us down, things go wrong, we lose people we love or the dreams we've valued. When feeling down stretches over weeks or months, is occurring frequently and interfering with your ability to interact with people and enjoy your life, it is likely that you're experiencing some form of depression. Provided that you're able to access information and have a good doctor and support network around you, even severe depression is a highly treatable condition. Along with medication psychotherapy from psychologist is a important adjunct. Firstly, you will have to make few lifestyle changes: Sleep well. Sleep is essential to a healthy, balanced body. Lack of sleep can aggravate negative thinking and easily becomes a vicious cycle whereby your negative thoughts keep you awake and disable your ability to get enough sleep. Waking unrefreshed and feeling tired is a common complaint during depression, and even too much sleep can leave depressed persons feeling tired. Breaking this cycle requires enforcing a strict sleep routine of the same bedtime and waking time every day, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, not exercising three hours prior to bed, removing anything distracting from your bedroom, and keeping your room at a suitable temperature. Exercise releases a natural anti-depressant chemical in your brain and gets you into doing something active. Start small with a simple walk to the local store or around the block, or to your garden gate might be the way to begin. Gradually work up to a routine that fits with your needs and enjoyment. Look for friends or group exercise sessions since having a partner will keep you more motivated. You can also look for activities that will allow you to release some of the pent-up emotions that may be built up, such as kickboxing. Playing sports is a great way to get regular exercise, stay occupied, focus on self-improvement and meet new people. Some studies have found that people who participate in sports have somewhat fewer symptoms of depression. Choose a sport that is exhausting to quiet the chatter in your mind and leave you feeling wrung out—just don't overdo it. Join a team or class in your area and commit to showing up to as many of these meetings as possible, even if you may not feel like going some days. Eat healthy. Reduce your intake of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fast foods, and processed foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole foods. Drink plenty of water and do some research on foods that are said to improve your state of mind and well-being. Improving your diet can be a positive project to keep you constructively occupied and focused when you're working through your depression. Plus, many healthy foods are effective at improving mood Talk with friends, family and colleagues who make you feel good and who are good to be around. Spend time with people who see the world in a positive way and ask them to share their visions, ideas, and approaches to life with you. Most positive people will be more than happy to reveal the things that help them keep upbeat and happy about their lives. Learn from them. Remember that misery loves company. It can be incredibly hard to keep away from negative people as down and out as you're feeling, but do your best to avoid them. You won't be doing either of you a favor by confirming each other's fears that the rest of the world is terrible. Keep occupied. Being busy is a way to prevent negative thoughts from going around your head repeatedly. For depressed persons, the first step is often the hardest, so making yourself do things can be a huge difference in your day and getting you started Start a journal of your journey through your depression. Document your feelings somewhere personal and completely private. This will be the place where you let out your darkest thoughts — no holds barred — because you don't need to worry that anyone will judge you for them. A diary can become your collaborator in the struggle against your depression because it eventually provides you with great evidence of what improves your mood as well as what brings it down. Try to write in it daily if possible. Change your thinking. As part of progressing, recognizing and defeating negative thinking patterns is a very important aspect to concentrate on. Cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, or other forms of psychological therapy are helpful when you're unlearning negative thinking and establishing patterns of thinking that support your self-esteem and increase your self confidence. While it is best to read up in this area and speak with someone qualified to help guide you through the ways to change your thinking, there are some important things to keep in mind. Acknowledge the feeling will pass. This can be a very difficult step, but it's vital because it helps you to start banishing thoughts of hopelessness. List all of your good points. When you're depressed, it's easy to understate the positive things about yourself. Turn this around by listing everything that is good about you. Include achievements from the past and hopes for the future, however few or random they may seem. If you can't write this list, have a trusted friend or family member start one for you. This is a list to keep building upon as you work through your depression. Self-acceptance is a vital part of recovering from depression because you acknowledge that there are good things about yourself, but also that you have challenges to overcome. This will help you stop judging yourself more harshly than anyone else. Make decisions, however small, and act on them. Again, while this is very difficult to do during depression, it is a vital element in facing the sense of helplessness that tends to overwhelm depressed persons. Small decisions like getting out of bed, calling friends, or cleaning up the kitchen all add up. Once you act on them, they become achievements. Learn how to replace faulty or negative thinking by focusing on it. Ask questions such as: Am I assuming the worst? Am I condemning myself because something bad has happened? Am I focused on my weaknesses rather than my strengths? It is helpful to arrange the negative thought in one column and a rationalization in another column, so that you can confront and undo the negative thinking. In one column you may write the thought" I'm a failure, and in the other you challenge that thought with" I made a mistake. I've made mistakes in the past and things have turned out okay. I've also had many triumphs. Learn assertiveness techniques once you've challenged the harder aspects of your negative thinking processes. Assertive techniques will allow you to find a pathway to standing up for yourself without giving in to feelings of anger, fear, or powerlessness. Knowing how to assert yourself is an important part of not falling back into depressive patterns in the future. Remember, Always keep yourself busy, or doing something positive. Sitting alone, or thinking about all the bad events in your life without expressing them to someone is going to make your depression worsen. Also pratice yoga or meditation. All the best. Consult psychologist for psychotherapy. Its highly advised, please consider it.
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I have temper issues. I am very low tempered. This has cost me a lot. But I can't help it. How to overcome this issue?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions are triggered when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. You need to watch your mental condition and understand the reason why you are short tempered. I suggest online anger management therapy. Take care.
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I'm completing my post graduation in end of this year. I still not got any job I in depression. Full of negative thoughts is moving in head. I can't sleep well that's why health is going down. Please give me suggestion.

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'm completing my post graduation in end of this year. I still not got any job I in depression. Full of negative thou...
Dear , you must look around you. How many of your friends got their job? how many did not? if you want a job, you should prove yourself. Education is not enough. You need skills and expertise and knowledge. Are you ready for the job market? there are many things I should tell you. You need career guidance. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with career guidance and effective ways to success. Take care.
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The Stress-Sex Connection

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
The Stress-Sex Connection

Stress can take a toll on your health in more ways than one and your sexual health is greatly and adversely impacted by stress. Stress can take a toll on the emotional relationship you share with your partner and also your own physical health, thus resulting in a hampered sex life.

Stress and Our Libido:

By now, we know that hormones affect our bodies in numerous ways from childhood to adolescence, pregnancy, menopause and beyond. Cortisol is one of the hormones produced by stress, and you might have heard of it if you’ve ever seen those late night diet pill commercials with the image of the pixelated woman gaining weight in her abdomen. Our bodies need this hormone, but in small doses for short bursts of time. If elevated levels of Cortisol are being produced for a prolonged period of time, they suppress our sex hormones. Lower quantity of sex hormones equals lower libido.

Impact of Stress on Sex-

  1. Stress takes a toll on libido.
  2. Low levels of libido imply lesser secretion of sex hormones, thus, affecting your sex life.
  3. Stress can interfere with your fertility, ovulation and sperm count.
  4. Stress can cause a shift in the hormones. In women, the change in hormones manifests in the form of an irregular ovulatory cycle.
  5. Loss of intimacy.
  6. Being under stress constantly can lead to anger, emotional outbursts, depression and loss of intimacy with your partner; thus affecting your sexual relations.
  7. Stress also affects your body image negatively, thus leading to unpleasant and bad sex.

How to rejuvenate your sex life?

Ayurvedic medicines help to overcome the stress related conditions without any side effects. Some herbs proved to be helpful in relieving stress & increasing libido like Ashwagandha,
safed musali, Shatavari, Manaskalp capsule, Ozaup  capsule. These are beneficial in all stress-related sexual problems. Other tips are:

  1. Communicate your feelings: Many-a-times, communicating and sharing your feelings, desires and anxiety with your partner might be all that you need to rejuvenate your sex life.
  2. Regular exercise and proper sleep: 20-30 minutes of body work out or a session of yoga everyday helps you to de-stress. A proper eight-hour sleep cycle will also go a long way in de-stressing you.
  3. Supplements to boost your libido and energy: Taking multivitamins, minerals, zinc and other supplements helps to boost your energy levels and libido, thus allowing you to enjoy your sex life to the fullest.
  4. Set the mood correctly: Set the right mood before your intimate sessions; with some soothing music, aromatic fragrance and dim lights. This can and will enhance your sex life by promoting relaxation, happiness and overall emotional well being. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.
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Remain depressed most of the time it feels suffocating all the time as if m under immense pressure.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Remain depressed most of the time it feels suffocating all the time as if m under immense pressure.
Suffocation is body's signal of telling you that you are choking it with pressure of expectations /performance /regret Seek a counselors help, in case you have reservations going there, you may book an audio consultation on this platform to thrash ur problem out! Tc
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I am suffering from chronic depression since 5 years and my medication is Potheadin75 x2 at night , floxin40 and etirest. 5 in the morning, but recently I feel sadness along with fear without without any cause, the medicine prescribed doctor is not working at all, I have consult the doctor prescribed again the same medicine. I may kindly be give some medicine which relief the morning depression at least. Thanking you.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am suffering from chronic depression since 5 years and my medication is Potheadin75 x2 at night , floxin40 and etir...
Dear lybrate user...As per your details you are on prothiaden which is the class of antidepressant usually prescribed in depression when anxiety symptoms are significant, so I assume that along with the depressive illness you also have significant anxiety since the beginning of illness. Now again the anxiety features what you have stated as fear are increasing. Assuming that you have depression since a while which has been taken care of with prothiaden and fluoxetine, my suggestion would be to increase the dose of fluoxetine as its dose can be optimised till 60mg in depression. But still I would suggest you for a detailed interview before taking any step. Take care
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I' m 52 yrs. I have main problem of drowsiness/ depression (feeling), sometimes pain in left chest. I tried yog, ayurved, alopath & homeopath but could not get cure.

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, your problem is anxiety disorder, not depression. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Selfitis and effects

Recently concluded study says taking selfitis is the obessive disorder of clicking one's own photos as a mental disorder taking selfies is ok but a compulsive urge to click yourself and uploaded the image on social media several times a day makes a candidate for selfitis which stems from self confidence
Borderline acute and chronic are the three levels of this disorder and counselling is the way to reduce it
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I have smoked for 18 months. N my age is 16 so can I recover my lungs complete as it was previous.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Yes, it is good that you have decided to quit early. 18 months of smoking obviously causes damage depending upon the number of cigarettes smoked per day, but much of the damage can be reversed if you quit now. Best of luck!
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My gf 6 year's older than me I want know marry her later will there be any problem in our relationship or not If yes then tell me wt problem I can face in future or how I can live with her happy.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Physically she may lose libido (sex drive) earlier than you as she ages. This may cause problems in your sexual life. Psychologically there may erupt ego clashes in future since you are younger and if you would like to have a male-dominant family. But with good understanding and open communication from both sides, you can live a happy married life.
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