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Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan is an experienced Psychiatrist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. She is currently associated with J V Hospital in Kodambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan on Lybrate.com.

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I am of 17 age. How can I sharpen my brain for my good studies. Any exercise or something else.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hi. You can do it by keeping healthy life style. Design your routine and make healthy food mixture of protein and vitamins. And some mental exercise.
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My mother is 85 years old. About a year back she picked up a quarrel in the neighbourhood who threatened to fire her house and kill her sons. Since then she is under depression and has left every routine work i. E. Cooking work, meditation etc. And even does not feel like hungry throughout the day. Is there any solution for bringing her back to normalcy. She has got very high bp also.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello; thanks for the query. Was your mother very active & absolutely normal before this incident took place? is she on any medications for high blood pressure? what you have described here is suggestive of depression & she needs psychiatrist consultation. You can revert back to me for further help. Good luck.
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I am 29 years old. I have many worries in my mind and feel tension. What to do? Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 29 years old. I have many worries in my mind and feel tension. What to do? Please help me.
Homoeopathic medicine ALPHA TS ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 15 days. BRAMARI PRANAYAM Daily BRAMARI PRANAYAM or Bee Breath 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each pinky finger near a nostril. 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. .4.Use your pinkies to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. .5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat twenty times.starting from 5 times Drink plenty of water daily
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My son(age 3. 5 years) has started stammering recently. How can we get out of it? please advise.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Patiala
Dont scold him more often for it. Its a developmental process and if after a year he continues then consult a speech therapist nearby. Make him read.
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I'm trying to quit smoking and I'm not able to do it. Please suggest me natural way to quit smoking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs 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
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Sir I had a habit of smoking and I had stopped that and I am facing some headache problems can you please help for that ?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Sir I had a habit of smoking and I had stopped that and I am facing some headache problems can you please help for th...
Thats extremely strong wiled of you to stop smoking. Hold it like that for 2years and you would have been cured of smoking addiction for life. Yes small psychological and somatic symptoms are common initially and these will also go in a short time. Be motivated. Keep it up.
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How to increases my concentration power?

MA CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist,
Practising yoga and meditating is a good way to boost concentration and memory power, modify your eating habits include nuts like almonds and walnuts in your diet, also start enjoying the task you take.
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I am 27 year old and i'm a house wife. From last few days i'm feeling uncomfertable. All the time differnet type of negative points come in my mind. I'm not able to sleep.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 27 year old and i'm a house wife. From last few days i'm feeling uncomfertable. All the time differnet type of n...
Every action has a reaction: your reaction is due to something that is happening, or has happened and is not resolved or is not resolving itself. Can you think of what it is? An idle mind is a devil?s workshop: you may be too unoccupied for your youth and may feel that you need to do something more in life and feel stuck in your role as a housewife; and you may feel time is running out on you, which is not really true. May be you are compromising too much for a skilled person or for a person with so much potential. Then these negative thoughts will plague you. Or is your marriage in jeopardy or inadequate in some form? Or are you dissatisfied with your status in life? Or is there something bothering you from guilt? You see, there are many possibilities, and if you are not in touch with it meet with a counselor and through that interaction may truths will unfold and show up. Then you will be in a position to take appropriate action and dispel these negative thoughts and have a sound sleep when you hit the deck!
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I'm 20 years old .studying mbbs. I have severe back pain which comes and goes. Wen it comes I have to lie on a flat surface and also I must apply volini spray only den it goes. I started to get the pain only after suffering from dengue in 2012. What must I do for not getting pain. please do not give drugs. Thk you Dr. REGARDS.

MPhil (Clinical Psychology), MSc (Psychology)
Psychologist, Chennai
I'm 20 years old .studying mbbs. I have severe back pain which comes and goes. Wen it comes I have to lie on a flat s...
Being a MBBS doctor if you do not want drugs in future patients will also come to you with illness and ask you to cure them without drugs, hope you can do it, all the best.
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I lost somebody last month and feeling depressed since that incident so please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody last month and feeling depressed since that incident so please help me.
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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Hello Doctors, I am writing this on behalf of my friend. He is addicted to drink alcohol from last couple of years and still continuing frequently. Moreover, he is mentally and physically fit and a blood done too. How it would it affects him in his coming future and what are your suggestions over this?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello Doctors,

 I am writing this on behalf of my friend. He is addicted to drink alcohol from last couple of years ...
Being fit is always very good for health. But an alcoholic is an alcoholic and in time many organs will be affected even though he may not see any signs now. Apart from his health he will also affect the family and all his children will carry genetic factors for alcoholism. If he is into business or working, he will soon not be able to continue and he will go into financial ruin. He will lose all his friends and become ostracized by his society. He will lose his dignity, self-esteem, self-confidence, and become a misfit. He will also lose his sexual capacity, liver function, heart function, kidney etc. Now it is difficult to give up because he has become addicted to alcohol and has a lot to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with his wife and the children and whoever else’s support he can get and act on it fast.
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I am 29 year old male. I am not able to work on set goal not getting interest. .Feels sleepy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 29 year old male. I am not able to work on set goal not getting interest. .Feels sleepy.
You may have anemia or hypothyroidism and need to check up . Make up mind to do your work even if you do not like
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I am having body pains daily morning when I get up from sleep.

MBBS
General Physician,
I am having body pains daily morning when I get up from sleep.
For symptomatic treatment take tablet paracetamol and start with tablet folvite once a day for two months.
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Currently I am facing these problems 1.cracking sounds between jaws of my mouth when I move up and down and between joints 2. Beep sound always coming from my left year. 3.Eyes are too deep into the face and looking ugly. 4.Lack of proper sleep. 5. Lot of heat generation in my head and leads to concentration problems When I was at 15, I engaged to Unnatural sex activities (rolling on bed-sex) at present I stopped all those but side effects of those activities making me feel like I was in trouble. I have used medicine but beep sounds are coming from left ear and cracking sounds. At present I am preparing for competitive exam{Gate}and I will need much concentration. I am attaching some lab reports. Please suggest me the solution so that I can recover from all those effects.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Engaging in masturbation -'unnatural sex activities', is not bad - it is a natural feeling for every growing individual. There are no side effects of these activities. It doesn't effect your life in any adverse way, now or in the future. You should take a healthy diet- have fresh fruits salads, exercise regularly and drink lots of water. This should help you be healthy and reduce the cracking sounds. Keep taking these medicines, they are multi vitamins. Consult an ent for the sounds in the ear. Focus on what you are capable of doing and work out a daily plan on what you want to study on any particular day. Make a time table in terms of the topics you wish to prepare in a day. Trust yourself and you will be able to achieve whatever you wish to achieve.
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I have been trying to concentrate on my studies. But when I start to study, I am having headache and dizziness and I am not able to concentrate on any other activities. Pls help me.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have been trying to concentrate on my studies. But when I start to study, I am having headache and dizziness and I ...
Headache with studies at young age is commonly due to refractive error. Get your vision checked and wear spectacles accordingly. This should solve your problem, if it's persistent consult again.
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Hi I am 24 year old, I feeling anxiety and nervous every time. My hands all shivering. Please advice me.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Hi I am 24 year old, I feeling anxiety and nervous every time. My hands all shivering. Please advice me.
Dear, you can control your anxiety and hands shivering by deep breathing. When you are anxious your breath is faster, you have hyperactive sympathetic system. You can consciously change it by starting deep breathing. You should inhale for four seconds, dont hold breath and exhale for six seconds. Again inhale and exhale. Do it for three minutes, you will be more relaxed. When you breath slowly sympathetic stimulation get reversed. You can do it anytime anywhere because it is not pranayama. Pranayama has some restrictions. You van practice deep breathing regularly in morning and evening to get accustomed to it. I can help you to remove unnecessary anxiety by personal counseling and coaching. all the best, you can overcome the problem easily. I am with you to help. Take care Dr. Yash velankar.
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Hi. I am unable to concentrate for longer time. I can not keep focus for long. Also I sleep in lectures. Please help to increase concentration in studies.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are under some stress and you are not aware of it. Meet with a counselor and sort that out. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: 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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Hello doctor, Am 9 month pregnant. Its my 2nd marriage. Still last month I don’t have any family support. Somehow I managed and now my parents accepted me. My husband took care of me very well. When my 7th month started I found some changes in his activities. I found that he is having affair with his old college mate. She is a person who unsatisfied with her family life. She is having 2 female kids. After 15 years back she came back to my husband life. My husband mind get distracted. He totally become mad. When she enter he is not at all speaking to me. She knows well that am pregnant. But as her wish she is dragging my husband. She is living in abroad. She came india to meet my husband. Luckily, there is no physical relationship between them. She went again to her place. Now problem is he forget my things. He is thinking her as his wife. He is not at all spending any money for my pregnancy. 2 time I warned her to stop her illegal things. She used to speak with my husband night times. She clearly mentioning she can not come out from her family life. She is very rich. Manytimes she sent money to my husband. I hate all this unwanted things. Am totally depressed. I could’t take this as simple. She is seducing him very cheap manner. They both are sharing their nude pictures. My husband always forcing her to send her photos before sleep. My husband thinking that I don’t know anything much. Just 4 days back he told, I could’t forget her. Am speaking to her as a friend. There is nothing between us more than this. But yesterday my husband sent his lower nude picture to her. Am crying very badly. He is taking some steps to moving to her place. He told me that, he will not go. I guess he is playing double game with me and her. Still now he wants her in his life. He don’t care about me and my delivery. He is saying “you were wanted baby from me. I gave you. Live with that. Don’t call me for delivery and other functions. I done what you want. Don’t bother me anymore”. Doctor, I just keeping my feelings inside me. I did’t ask anything to him. Because its my life. I know he is crossing moral ethics. I elly need him to come for my delivery. This is my last hope. I hope that, once he see our baby there is a chance to change in his mind. Doctor please advice me to handle him. Still this second they both are keep chatting. He is going extreme crazy which spoiling my family life. I want him back in my life. Is there is any possible after child birth his mind will change? Please say best suggestion to me.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hello don't worry he will come back to u.after delivery he will realize. Don't take any stress. Now you care urself and your baby. Pregnancy can lead to greater intimacy, but it also can trigger less pleasant changes in a relationship, including infidelity. “It’s very important for women to be aware that this is a critical time and to be vigilant, unexplained absences, strange phone calls, spending more time “at work,” less interest in sex and a greater focus on his appearance. At the same time, you have to be aware that hormones may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, Rather than jumping to conclusions alone, process your feelings with a trusted confidante outside the family. If a certain behavior seems suspect, ask questions rather than accuse when broaching the subject. “Your first approach may be to ask your partner if he can explain. Despite the challenges pregnancy brings to a relationship, infidelity is not inevitable. One thing you can do is sit down with your partner as early as possible in the pregnancy to discuss what your plans might be if your sexual interest drops. “If you say, ‘I really want to talk about our options if I don’t feeling like having sex,’ believe me, he’s going to pay attention, And sex doesn’t have to involve intercourse. “Experiencing sexual release through touch, mouth or massage speaks very powerfully to men,“Encourage him by telling him he’s going to be a great father.” And get him involved in the pregnancy and planning for a baby, focusing on his skills. While he may not want to discuss nursery colors, he may want to build a crib. Difficult as it may feel, actively preventing or addressing the issue can strengthen a relationship. “Infidelity is not a death knell; it’s often just a wake-up call,” so everything will be fine after your delivery. Take care.
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