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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran is a trusted Psychiatrist in Chetpet, Chennai. He is currently practising at Psymed Clinic in Chetpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I wanna know one thing and that is I hv one sister she is facing some types of issues and they are :-she sometimes feel detachment from her nearby surroundings and when she feels this then also sometimes she also forgets that what she is doing here and infact when she face this issue at that time she sometimes also forget about the people who are sitting or standing nearby her (even she also forgets that the person who is standing or sitting around her is her mom or real brother etc. And the another issue which she is facing is she sometimes do make usual or strange positions so now I wanna know that the info which I am telling about my cousin sister are normal or not?

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Her behavior is definitely something that requires attention. She may have some underlying problems which she is not expressing or not able to express. Assuming that there is no physical illness, it is probably a psychiatric problem. Her behavior may be an expression of underlying issues. Consult a psychiatrist for further management.

whenever I use to smoke cigrate anytime my whole body is starting shewring and I am not chain smoker. Mai I know the reason. I useto smoke 5 to 8 cigrate in 24 hours.

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STOP SMOKING Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all 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 Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40.

Hii. I am the student of biology and you know that there are so many typical words. I tried so many times to memories the words but I failed. To memories the words I have to work very hard and after days I forget it. One more thing I use my phone daily not more than enough but now I am using my phone more. please tell me what should I do right now.

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The social media distraction is proving to be a huge problem to many people. You will need to keep away from it, especially when you are studying. Apart from that, your age can be a major contributor to your distress. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. One simple memory enhancing exercise is to remember names by placing them in a funny sentence that is easy to recall.

There is a little blooding after two months of pregnancy. Is any tension here. Pls suggest me doctor.

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There is a little blooding after two months of pregnancy. Is any tension here. Pls suggest me doctor.
If there is bleeding during pregnancy, it may suggest that pregnancy is trying to abort. U need to seek urgent medical help as medicines and some injections can stop the process of abortion. So get an ultrasound as soon as possible

I am under lot of stress due to financial issues. I am experiencing short term memory loss. Can you suggest some medication

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Dear, 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. 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.

I got severe ocd .now for 3 years am using clomipramine hydrochloride .I tried withdrawal once but my ocd relapsed after 2 months. Now my question is have I to continue this med lifelong? Am asking because of its severe side effects including total sexual dysfunction.

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Yes you need to continue medications for OCD fro many years, may be life long. As you said clomipramine produces severe sexual dysfunction, but now newer drugs with lesser of these side effects have come. Discuss with your psychiatrist freely and seek and try alternative medications. All the best.

My friend is in a serious relationship with with a guy . They are in a relationship from the past 6 years. There is no one in her family, her parents died last year in a car accident. The problem with her that she is always tensed about her love towards him . She cares a lot about him but he always ignores her. Due to this ignorance she is always depressed , I have many times tried to console her and made her trust that he loves him a lot but still there are no changes in her behaviour. Doctor please help me with such a way that I can bring the smile on her face back. Thank you.

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My friend   is in a serious relationship with with a guy  . They are in a relationship from the past 6 years. There i...
Dear lybrate-user it is wonderful that you care so much about your friend. I suggest you ask her to meet a counsellor as she may be penning all hopes and expectations on this particular relationship especially because of her loss. And this may take a toll on her relationship because no one person can fulfill all our needs or expectations.

Hi there are any other person is an excellent idea what to say that I can see a lot of the organisation and a bit t to the right thing to remember the name of a problem with what you want me to be a bit like.

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Hi there are any other person is an excellent idea what to say that I can see a lot of the organisation and a bit t t...
Cognitive therapy using speech or language therapist can be of help in patients with mild to moderate memory loss.

I am 62 years of age suffering from type 2 Diabetes since last 7-8 yrs, taking Amryl 1M ; also suffering from endogenous depression since 1994, taking allopathic medicine for that. Since last five years I have developed Erectile Dysfunction, suggest some cure / medicine for this.

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I am 62 years of age suffering from type 2 Diabetes since last 7-8 yrs, taking Amryl 1M ; also suffering from endogen...
Dear lybrate-user, Both diabetes and depression cause erectile dysfunction. Some antidepressant tablets also cause erectile dysfunction. Your partner's reaction to your diabetes and depression also might have caused ED. Please come online or consult your psychiatrist along with your partner, with your diabetes test reports, your antidepressant drugs and dose and duration of treatment. You can correct the causes, one by one to have good sexual life.

Hi Doc! I'm unable to concentrate on for long times & get easily distracted, kindly suggest tips to stay focused. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
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Attention–or concentration– and memory are two critical mental skills and are directly related. In fact, many memory complaints have nothing to do with the actual ability to remember things. They come from a failure to focus properly on the task at hand. Take the example of not remembering where you parked your car after shopping at the mall… It is likely that you did not pay much attention to where you parked the car in the first place, thus leaving your brain with few opportunities to register any information that could be recalled later to help you find your car. The same reasoning goes for not remembering where we put our glasses! Many of our actions are performed automatically. By opposition, focusing attention is effortful. As you know, with age the brain needs more time to process information. Along with speed of processing, other brain functions decline. A crucial one is the ability to focus and ignore distraction. As we age it thus get harder and harder to pay attention. But focusing our attention on the task at hand is key for better memory performance. What can we do then to improve concentration and memory? One general solution is to keep the brain healthy. This can be done by adhering to the main pillars of brain health and maintenance: balanced diet, physical exercise, cognitive stimulation, stress management, and social engagement. How to improve concentration Focus on the task at hand: If talking with someone: ask questions; if reading a book or a report: ask yourself how you would summarize what you just read to a friend or to your boss. In general, avoid and/or eliminate distractions. Tune out every­thing else. The harder the task, the more impor­tant it is to tune out dis­trac­tions. Do not try to double-task, this will increase your errors and divide your attention. Attention is limited. When you try to do several things at once, you necessarily have to divide your attention and thus concentrate less on each individual tasks. Improve Concentration through Meditation Use meditation. Several studies have shown that meditation can be a good brain training tool that affects especially attentional / concentration skills. How to improve memory Pay attention and concentrate! (see above) Relate to the information you are learning. The more personal the information becomes, the easier it is to remember it. Ask yourself how it makes you feel. Ask yourself where else you have heard this. Ask yourself whether there is something in your personal life related to this piece of information. Repeat the information: Come back to it more than one time. This has been found in tons of studies: repeated information is easier to recall. Spaced retrieval (a method with which a person is cued to recall a piece of information at different intervals) is one of the rare methods that show some results with Alzheimer’s patients. Elaborate on the information: think about it. Things that are concrete and have a clear meaning are easier to remember than abstract and vague ones. Trying to attach meaning to the information you are trying to memorize will make it easier to recall later. Your brain will have more cues to look for. For instance, try to picture the information in your head. Pictures are much easier to memorize than words. To remember figures and percentages it is much easier to picture these in a graph for instance. Relate the information to something you know already. We often forget names in the few second after we have heard them. Most of the time this phenomenon can be related to a lack of attention or concentration. It is also caused by the fact that names have no specific meaning and are thus hard to memorize. Say you are introduced to Kim today: Improve your short term memory 1. Pay attention to the name: Ask Kim to repeat her name if you have not heard it very well. Make a conscious effort of trying to memorize the name: Focus on it (“Her name is Kim. I want to remember it.”) 2. Relate to the name: What does this person make you feel like? Do you know someone else named like this? Think about this other person. (“She seems quite nervous, I wonder why. She makes me feel a bit uneasy. Not at all like the other Kim I know from the gym.”) 3. Repeat the name: Use the name several times in the conversation. (“What do you think of this, Kim?”) If applicable, use the person’s business card later on to read her name over and over. 4. Elaborate on the name: Relate the name to previous information (“Kim, as in Kim Wilde I used to listen to when I was a kid. Well, she sure doesn’t look like Kim Wilde!”). Picture her face later on in the day as you repeat her name. I hope this helps

Dear doctor we have a patient of schizophrenia taking clozapine. That is a good medicine but bioavaiability is so low that it has side effects. You are requested to inform us when the nano drug delivery for clozapine can be expected. We will be highly obliged and thankful to you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
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Oral bioavailability of clozapine is around 25-28% which is less as compared to other drugs. However it is a very good medication fir schizophrenia, no doubts on that. Side effects do not necessarily occur in every patient and it may not be related to its bioavailability. Studies on nano drug delivery options for clozapine are ongoing and have shown promising results. There is however no consensus on how long will it take to enter markets and be available for use.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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It's not the psychiatric illness that is being stigmatised rather it's the treatment for the same that's being viewed with a stigmatising fear. It's disheartening. . Spread awarness and uproot stigma. .

I am a student I can't concentrate and and my studies what can I do ?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
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Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.

When i sleep, my under feet pains heavily and burning sensation. What is the reason? I am 65+

MD - Psychiatry
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Looking at your age it appears to be vit-B-12 deficiency. Go for 5 inj of 1500mcg. alternate day. If cured then continue with the same every month.

Hi doctor I am 32year old. I had sex felling towards male since childhood. But I passed back my feelings during my education, I thought its wrong. But I attract towards male much then girl. At the age of 25 a men approached me for sex. I had sex with him but I had before girl also, but I got much please with men annal sex then girl from that day I fully attacked to words male only I fuccked lot of male age of 25 to 45 with protection even a high profile business I have fucked him. Now my question is before I thought this feelings only with me but in between I saw as same feelings have other people's also who hold good passion in corporate world. So please you tel should I continue or what but it's difficult for me leave it. But I want know how it's happen same sex attraction.

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Hi doctor I am 32year old. I had sex felling towards male since childhood. But I passed back my feelings during my ed...
Hi, Same-sex attraction is an intense interest in others of the same sex. This interest may include desires for their attention, friendship, intimacy, or a fascination with their bodies and other gender traits. It may also include erotic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors directed toward the same sex. The term homosexuality refers to the entire range of issues that includes attractions, feelings, desires, sexual behavior, identity, and all its associated aspects, such as gender identity, self-perception, emotional dependencies, and relationship issues. Same-sex attractions develop over time and almost always without any conscious choice. At some point in your life, you may have realized that you were sexually attracted to other men.* These inner attractions can become intense and compelling sexual thoughts toward other men and may consume a great deal of your thoughts and energy. If the sexual attractions are not understood and addressed, they can grow into obsessions that interfere with your ability to function at work and at home, and can be destructive spiritually. Same-sex attractions are often more compelling than attractions toward the opposite sex because they may be symptomatic of more than sexual desires—they may be attempts to fill unmet emotional and social needs. Same-sex attractions can be strong if you entertain sexual fantasies. Because of the intensity of these sexual desires, you may have participated in sexual activities to fill the void you feel. The satisfaction of the sexual activity causes further confusion, leading you to believe that your needs are sexual rather than emotional. In a desperate attempt to satisfy these building tensions, you may have become involved in sexual activities that provide a temporary gratification of the sex drive, but leave you with deeper feelings of emptiness, loneliness and frustration. Rather than satisfying the real needs for acceptance and companionship, the sexual behavior only intensifies the needs. One of the greatest tragedies of same-sex attraction is the unawareness in most men that their needs are emotional. All they know is that they are sexually attracted to other men and they seek sexual contacts, which ironically do not fill their need for love from a friend. It is completely fine if you are fine with what you think, how you feel. You have a right to live your life your way. Revert to me in case of any queries.

I smoke every day. Evening I cant stay without smoking. I tired to avoid but I cant control it. One day I decided to smoke only one cigarette per day. I thought it wont harm me. Will it effect me daily one cigarette per day?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.

I am 57 years male. I have no sugar or BP problems. I am veg and no n alcoholic and non smoker. I am suffering from psoriasis for the past 10 years. At present I am taking Methotrexate 7.5 mg 1 tab per week. What is the Ayurvedic medicine?

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I am 57 years male. I have no sugar or BP problems. I am veg and no n alcoholic and non smoker. I am suffering from p...
Dear Lybrate user, It would be advisable to send an image of your affected part to assess the exact condition, since your case a chronic one. Does your skin scratch much? Any thing oozing out of it. Do you feel better in cold/ warmth. However till your reports reach me Tk, homoeo medicines: @ Psorinum 200-6 pills, thrice a wk. Your diet be easily digestible, simple,on time. * Tk, apples,carrots, spinach,walnuts, almonds,regularly. * Tk, plenty of water. * avoid, dust, smoke,alcohol, nicotine ,caffiene, polluted atmosphere ,scorching Sun. Pizza ,burger, cookies,peickles, sauces. * Report your condition fortnightly, * Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.

I keep on forgetting things, actually I am in class 12 so I need to memorize more. I am not able to make it please suggest a proper diet, medicine, reason for this.

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Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.

I have a problem.I have more sex desire.Is it some kind of problem,how can i get rid of this

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I have a problem.I have more sex desire.Is it some kind of problem,how can i get rid of this
You can consult me by clicking on consult option for homoepathic treatment to lower your sex drive without side effects. Your options will vary depending on your medical history, but there are multiple pills you can be prescribed to help you win the battle against an overactive sex drive.
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