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Dr. Venkatesh Ramachandran

Psychiatrist, Chennai

800 at clinic
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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My brother was met a road accident on19.12.2014 he has admitted in vizag his brain was injured now he is physically OK, but he is behaving just like a child his age is 34 What can I do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
He may have Post Head injury loss of memory/ Reactive Psychosis. And Anterograde amnesia. Also he may have subtle damage to brain resulting in Organic Brain Syndrome. You need to get assessment for organicity and behavioral analysis and a mental state examination. An MRI Scan/ EEG are also helpful alongwith Psychometry.
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My friend is working at a computer shop. So he want to look into computer screen most time. Now he feel body pain and his eye sight is decreased. What he want to do to become healthy?

MD - Alternate Medicine
General Physician, Palwal
My friend is working at a computer shop. So he want to look into computer screen most time. Now he feel body pain and...
Reg exercise cervical spine exercise also along with get your eye sight checked also get your sugar levels checked.
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Good day. I am taking clonazepam 1 mg in the morning and 5 in the afternoon for anxiety which I am not a fan of. Sometimes I take .5 mg twice a day. I was given cipro to take for an infection to take twice a day for one week for an infection. Is it ok to take it at the same time? Thanks for you quick response.

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
Good day. I am taking clonazepam 1 mg in the morning and 5 in the afternoon for anxiety which I am not a fan of. Some...
Ya you can take both drug's simultaneously But you should avoid clonazepam Take proper treatment for anxiety clonazepam is not a solution for it.
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Mein apni dost ko ek application form k baare m batana bhool gaya. Uss form ko jo job k liye tha wo maine khud last date ko fill kiya ta. Aur uss time mujhe ye bilkul yaad nai aaya usko iss baare m batane ki. M ab kya kroon wo mujhse bhot gussa h. Wo samajh nai ri ki maine ye jaan kr nahi kiya but usko lagara h ki maine jaankr kiya h.

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. Ab us incident ke baare mein sach ke kya fayda? apne dosth ko samjhaayiye do theen baar. Woh maan lega. Agar abhi nahi maan raha hai, ek do maheene baad samajh jaayega. Take care.
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M 27, I smoke once daily, m suffering from nose blockage, and my throat pains sometimes, nose block is a daily issue for me, I m not able to sleep in ac because my nose gets blocked.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke, which can make cold symptoms worse drink lots of fluids such as water and clear soups. Fluids help loosen mucus. Fluids are also important because they help prevent dehydration. Gargle with warm salt water a few times a day to relieve a sore throat. Throat sprays or lozenges may also help relieve the pain. Avoid alcohol. Use saline (salt water) nose drops to help loosen mucus and moisten the tender skin in your nose.
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I'm 43 yrs. Old male and suffering full body pain and weakness since three years like cervical spondylitis, lower back pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain etc. I never took any painkiller or medicine for these. Sometimes I do yoga or some exercises for relief. Now a days these exercises are not effective and the pain is increasing every day. Kindly suggest.

M B A(Hospital Management), Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration, M D, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Bangalore
I'm 43 yrs. Old male and suffering full body pain and weakness since three years like cervical spondylitis, lower bac...
it is good on your part you are avoiding pain killers. continue your yoga exercises. along with that please take vitamin D+calcium tablets. take food rich in protein. get the thyroid function done.
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Sir, I am a boy 15 years old , what should be consumed to improve memory power and to stay focused on studies.

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General Physician,
7 Lifestyle-Based Ways to Improve Your Memory Eat Right. The foods you eat – and don't eat – play a crucial role in your memory. . Exercise. . Stop Multitasking. . Get a Good Night's Sleep. . Play Brain Games. . Master a New Skill. . Try Mnemonic Devices.
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My lips are kind of blacken up! I never had smoked. Its just seem cz of my lip biting habit and sun exposure. What should I do I want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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
My lips are kind of blacken up! I never had smoked. Its just seem cz of my lip biting habit and sun exposure. What sh...
Dear, moistening your lips will help. you can use moisturising cream frequently. Application of coconut oil can also be beneficial. But you should understand, it could take almost 6 months. Take care.
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Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee, cola in late evening after. take healthy diet. avoid stress. do yoga and meditation.
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Good evening. What is Epilepsy, what causes it, how can it be diagnose and how can it be treated?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Epilepsy is a disorder where a person has tendency to have recurrent fits or convulsions that can be partial or generalised. Epilepsy can be idiopathic that is without any apparent cause, that may occur due to uncontrolled electric activity in brain. Epilepsy can also occur after head injuries, infections in brain, brain tumours, after operations of the brain etc epilepsy is diagnosed clinically with history of the patient and by doing an eeg. Epilepsy is treatable with medications which are individualised according to the patient.
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My mother has a depression .She is going through with some hallucinations like to see colours by watching video songs n movies .She called her siblings n friends when she feel something is going wrong n shouting start for 1-2 hrs until she feel relaxed .Sometimes she feel someone in home is doing black magic . What to do doctor HELP her .EVERY YEAR she has a same problem For 2--3 months.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is much more than depression. She is being treated for psychosis. Are you keeping the doctor informed of these developments? I suggest that you meet with a counselor too to help her with skills to understand the disease and what to do when she has certain impulses. She needs to bring in some discipline into her life, set up certain routines, and follow a tight time-schedule. There must be some interesting activities she needs to do every day. She must exercise both Yoga and some aerobic ones too. Gradually help her meet people. Over a period of time these episodes will disappear with this kind of follow up. If she loves certain hobbies, facilitate that. Let her become productive and occupied with something constructive. If she cooperates, maybe she could be weaned off of the medication to a lower dose. Please do not neglect this any further. At her age she could only degenerate without the combination therapy approach.
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I am a 25 years lady got married at the age 18. From then up to now I and my husband relationship is not good, he always says your mind is not matured and you don't know how to cook so he hates me . Is my problem will be cured by counseling session. I do have many complaints with him. I can attend only on Sunday. Will I get the appointment on sunday

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think that your husband is not being fair with you. Maturity and cooking are not connected, and even so it is not reason enough for him to hate you. Since this is becoming serious, you must seek the help of a marriage counselor soon. I suppose you are aware that, ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’! Cooking good food can quite satiate a man that he is happy and content. Now it has been 7 years since you are married and I think that that is good time to learn or improve your culinary skills. If not do attend some cookery classes or buy some books that can help you do better. If you have not tried to improve your skills, I can understand that your husband is upset though not enough to hate you. Ask your mom or neighbors or friends for their favorite dishes and serve up some mouth-watering food and see what happens. Since you mention that you have a lot of complaints about your husband, there may be other issues that are bothering him and you, and he may be using this as an excuse to blame you. There are counselors who work on Sundays too and you can avail of their services to correct the problems confronting your relationship soon.
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My father has tobacco addiction for last 40 years, now he wants to leave the bad practice, please share medicine or guidance to help him to comeback in tobacco free life.

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Homeopath, Ghaziabad
My father has tobacco addiction for last 40 years, now he wants to leave the bad practice, please share medicine or g...
There are lots of homeopathic medicines which work to leave tobacco addiction. But person should have firm determination, that is very important.
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The article of 8 alcoholic beverage benefits is good to know but its even better how much to consume and how much is excess for human body.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good Morning ~ You should know four things about when to stop drinking alcohol or when it is becoming problem use for you. 1. When you have been thinking about cutting down or have cut down in the past or have had someone tell you to cut down. 2. If you have ever gotten angry with yourself or others who have asked you or advised you regarding alcohol. 3. When you have felt guilty or remorseful about having drank alcohol and felt that you should have not done it i.e. Have regret 4. If you have drank alcohol first thing in the morning or even in the afternoon so as to get your anxiety under control or get rid of you withdrawals from alcoholism. A psychiatrist will help you deal with the problem more effectively.
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I AM SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION AND FEELING LOW. I ALWAYS FEEL INSECURE AND UNABLE TO TAKE DECISION EVEN IN VERY SMALL MATTERS. I AM VERY LAZY TOO AND WAKE VERY LATE AT AROUND 10 AM IN THE MORNING AND KEEP AVOIDING ALL THE TASKS AND GET DEPRESSED WHEN THE ACTUAL DATE OF THE SAID WORKS COME CLOSER. PLEASE ADVICE ME SOME MEDICATION SO THAT I COULD MAKE MY LIFE BETTER. I AM AGED 61 YEARS OLD.

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, Before getting yourself prescribed for some medicines, I think you should consult a psychologist who are capable to assess your mental and emotional condition. You may progress further according to what the psychologist advises. Take care.
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I am 17 years old. So many times I feel very low. And sleepy all the time. I am really concerned Bout my carrier. I am totally unable t0 study. I think I have to study a lot but totally helpless could not concentrate. Pls help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 17 years old. So many times I feel very low. And sleepy all the time. I am really concerned Bout my carrier. I a...
There are a lot of things that will be going on with you at this age. This is the last time to resolve them too. It could also mean that some serious issue may be surfacing looking for treatment. So visit a counselor and discuss these matters. For concentration to improve do some of the following: 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. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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I am male 29 years, having depression problem and always thinking negatively and sometime feeling angry, lonely, badly can you pls suggest me how to overcome above problems.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am male 29 years, having depression problem and always thinking negatively and sometime feeling angry, lonely, badl...
If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. 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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Psychiatric Disorder - 5 Silent Signs

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Psychiatric Disorder - 5 Silent Signs

Psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia do not appear all of a sudden. There are small changes that happen to an individual over a long period of time until the disease fully develops. These signs and symptoms might be too subtle in the early stage for other people to notice until they become obvious. But an early detection of any irregularity proves to be more beneficial for the patient in the long run.

It is important to know the telltale symptoms of mental disorder to distinguish between what is regular and what is not.

  1. Withdrawal: Everyone needs some quiet time to cool off and relax but if a person continuously withdraws him/herself from social occasions and avoids meeting or speaking to friends, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Losing interest in life, work and people are symptoms of depression and psychotic disorder.
  2. Thinking problems: Having trouble concentrating, remembering, understanding and explaining oneself in a coherent manner are some common signs of mental disorder.
  3. Anxiety: Excessive stress and anxious behavior for a prolonged period are not normal. Frequent heart palpitations, headache, shortness of breath, racing mind and restlessness are cries of help that need to be heard.
  4. Emotional outbursts: Sudden dramatic outbursts for no apparent reason, frequent mood swings and feeling distressed are potent signs of mental illnesses. These kinds of behavior are seen as part of a person's nature and so they are often unnoticed.
  5. Changes in appetite and sleeping patterns: Oversleeping may be a sign of depression and insomnia could be a sign of anxiety. Changes in appetite and not caring about oneself or the world are indicators of a mental problem. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist and ask a free question.
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Hi , I am male 32 years age . I am working as a software proffessional . I work hard . I have many achievements . I am loyal to my company . But recently due to politics , selfishness , jealousy , people who has higher authority are keeping me out of the things that I want to be part of , so that I do not get opportunities to showcase my abilities to command a team . This neglect , ill treatement is causing huge depression and demotivation and unrest in me . I have worked in this company for lat 7 years and I do not wish to leave it as there are some people in the company who has been pretty close to me . Please advice me what to do . Thank you .

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, politics and competition are an integral part of any profession and you should learn to overcome those stresses. They are stress and emotional problems. Understanding may not be enough. You should be educated thoroughly. Being a person in this field for many years, I think I will be able to help you. Take care.
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Having body pain badly. What should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Having body pain badly. What should I do?
What is the severity of pain? is the pain continous or intermittent? is it pulsating? since pain is a complex phenomenon, there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, there is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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