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Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan

Psychiatrist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Vijaya Mahadevan Psychiatrist, Chennai
300 at clinic
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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 24 years I have siblings problems at home am ending up fighting always they don't respect me am in a depression because they never need me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I 24 years I have siblings problems at home am ending up fighting always they don't respect me am in a depression bec...
you can go for following remedy it will help you 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 Surely you will get results.
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Stay strong

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist, Kolkata
Stay strong
Be grateful
Remember the mission
Move your body
Practice kindness
Be with beauty and nature
Laugh and play
Indulge a healthy pleasure
Honour past gifts
Take pleasure in small goals
Forgive self and others
Observe the now
Hold to the good.
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parenting tip

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
माता पिता को बच्चों को समझाना चाहिए,कि उनकी चिंता बच्चे की सुरक्षा के लिए है ,न कि उनकी क्षमता पे अविश्वास के कारण


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Hi, I want to stop smoking but I cannot stop it, please suggest me what can I do?

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, as you are already aware smoking is dangerous. Apart from the nicotine related addiction and health hazards, you inhale more than 4000 carcinogenic chemicals when you smoke. There is also a high risk of developing these problems to other people near you through passive smoking. Awareness is the basic for quitting smoking. Awareness provides will power. Know more about tobacco smoking health effects. For craving or withdrawal symptoms you can use nicotine chewing gums or nicotine patches. There are other way by gradual reducing and keeping some promises. Promise yourself, that you will not smoke in office, at home, in front of family members and dear friends etc. Never buy cigerettes in packets. Whenever you feel like smoking, go to the shop and buy one. Keep these promises strictly and you will see the quantity reduces drastically. Then you can stop it gradually. Take care.
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I am suffering from insomnia & heavy stress due to some personal problems. I get relaxed only after smoking. please suggest me something to get away from smoking. Really I don't want to do this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I am suffering from insomnia & heavy stress due to some personal problems. I get relaxed only after smoking. please s...
Dear Lybrate User, *Try to keep to a regular timing for going to bed*Avoid fried and heavy foods. Eat early and light food at night so that the food is almost digested by the time you go to bed. *Prefer fruits and green vegetables. *Fix daily work schedule and be busy with your work. Don’t keep pending problems in mind. Note down the points and leave them for next day’s action. *Don’t do stimulating mental work or keep watching TV which can keep your mind agitated or active. This will not allow you to sleep. LCD screen will also have adverse effect. *Day’s physical exercise makes you tired and induces sleep. *A warm bath in the evening will also be helpful. *Low volume music also induces sleep. *Keep your bed room neat, dark and cool. You may cover your eyes with bed sheet. *Drink plenty of water during the day rather than toward bedtime. *Don’t have stimulating drinks like tea or coffee Drinking a glass of milk before going to bed is fine. *Daily Massage body with coconut oil and bath with warm water,
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I am suffering depression from many days due to broken relationship. So how to get rid of it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering depression from many days due to broken relationship. So how to get rid of it?
You need to start a new relationship, that being in a lighter vein. Kindly consult a psychiatrist and get your depression and nature of symptoms evaluated and then take remedial measures. All the best.
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I am suffering with short memory how can I get solution from that can you please tell me any solution.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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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
The following mental disorder is not necessarily "MADNESS"

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common, chronic disorder characterized by long-lasting anxiety that is not focused on any one object or situation. Those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder experience non-specific persistent fear and worry, and become overly concerned with everyday matters.

Generalized anxiety disorder is "characterized by chronic excessive worry accompanied by three or more of the following symptoms: restlessness, fatigue, concentration problems, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance. Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder to affect older adults. Anxiety can be a symptom of a medical or substance abuse problem, and medical professionals must be aware of this. A diagnosis of GAD is made when a person has been excessively worried about an everyday problem for six months or more. A person may find that they have problems making daily decisions and remembering commitments as a result of lack of concentration/preoccupation with worry. Appearance looks strained, with increased sweating from the hands, feet, and axillae and they may be tearful, which can suggest depression. Before a diagnosis of anxiety disorder is made, physicians must rule out drug-induced anxiety and other medical causes.

In children GAD may be associated with headaches, restlessness, abdominal pain, and heart palpitations. Typically it begins around 8 to 9 years of age.

Please consult a psychologist for psycho therapy based treatment at a first step.
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My daughter stays in hostel away from house.She has been alloted a sharing room with two girls,but at night she doesn't sleep in her room but in others room,we have requested to change the room,they changed but still she doesn't sleep in her room,we are worried because if we ask about it she doesn't give any convince able answer.May be she is on some addiction,we want to help her but don't know how to do?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hello Teenagers are getting into bad things now a days. Those staying in hostel, are more prone to get it. Being as a hosteler, I can personally feel what all is going in your mind. Well, ask her friendly the reason behind sleeping in others room & in case if you are not satisfied, follow the friends of your daughter on Facebook. What ever teenagers they do, they are keen of posting and sharing on social media to gain publicity. Rest, you can simply follow her without letting her down. She may lost her moral. Be calm and try to become friend of your daughter. Spend more time with her. Start taking her to shopping and other places, so that she would start spending more time with you. This is how one will get to know the reason behind her activities. Sometimes, when a person doesn't gets love/attention from family, he runs here and there to get attention/love/care. Start giving her full attention. Hope she will come back on right platform soon.
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I am a student, I have a bed habit is that handsex near about at the age of 14. Please sir give a best solution for this habits. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am a student, I have a bed habit is that handsex near about at the age of 14.
Please sir give a best solution for t...
Dear lybrate-user, self masturbation(hand job) has no side effects, it is time get marriage and enjoy life.
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So first i'm going to tell you guys I was a daily weed smoker for about 2 years but about 13 days ago I started feeling strange in my head the world was just like a weird strange nasty place so after 3 days of this I had a massive panic attack when I was high and was laying in bedt that was the.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
So first i'm going to tell you guys I was a daily weed smoker for about 2 years but about 13 days ago I started feeli...
Different people react in different ways. Take a look at this information and see what kind of dangers you are exposing yourself to. There is a lot of hype by those who want to legitimize it and those who love it: there is a bias because of their selfish motives. The antagonists on the other hand willfully propagate the dangers, sometimes without substantiated reasons to dissuade its use. If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it. The obsession and compulsive use is when you become addicted to the substance. Now we all spoke the same language: we can stop whenever we want, it is not addictive, it is fun after all, there are so many medical benefits etc. All meant to justify the consumption. There are so many other healthy ways to be creative or to stimulate the creativity in you; and there are so many ways to ‘open’ your mind. Why choose the easy way out when it is a chemical way out? Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat a baked good or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: •Dizziness •Shallow breathing •Red eyes and dilated pupils •Dry mouth •Increased appetite •Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i. E. For example, you can see sounds and hear colors!
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I am addicted to smoking very much and I am trying to quit it but I will not be able to quit can you please help me with this please guide me if any Medicine is there for it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Homoeopathic medicine Tabacum 1M 4pills 4 times 4 days with 1 week gap repeat again complete such 5 courses n revert back..
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Doctor I am a teacher I have sour throat and change voice. Every 1 year any body suggest good medicine for me to cure sour throat and bring my original voice. Kindly give my good medicine doctor as soon as possible. Thanks. & Regards Hussain.

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
Doctor I am a teacher I have sour throat and change voice. Every 1 year any body suggest good medicine for me to cure...
The solution I am giving has a connotation of hinduism. Just ignore that and follow the rest of the program. After a course of 9-10 days your voice will improve. If it recurs repeat it. You may need maximum of three repeats to get permanent riddance. Keep a few months gap between two repeats.
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I am suffering from throat infection, headache, fever and full body pain. Can you please suggest me for this.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from throat infection, headache, fever and full body pain. Can you please suggest me for this.
1. Do betadine gargle 2-3 times daily 2. Avoid drinking cold water, have luke warm water, tea, coffee, hot soup 3. Take one tablet of crocin advance as and when required after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day 4. Take throat lozenges, drink plenty of water 4. Give voice rest 5. Avoid smoking 6. If no relief you have to take antibiotic after consulting doctor.
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Recently I was on some meds for my OCD and high anxiety. Did not help but made me gain absurd 10 kgs in just 2 months. Now it's been another 3 months after I stopped them. Been actively working out cardio and on strict diet but still not been able to remove those extra kgs especially man boobs. Is there any fat burner to assist in losing weight without altering my high anxiety condition? PS I'm not on any meds right now. T hanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Recently I was on some meds for my OCD and high anxiety. Did not help but made me gain absurd 10 kgs in just 2 months...
Hello lybrate-user yes you can loose your extra weight you simply take aloe Vera juice with warm water (20 ml juice with 20MLwater )practice yoga (pranayam n kapalbhati )all this will really help you a lot. U can ask for further help.
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one person treated me badly. That incident is getting reminded in my every now and then. Because of which iam not able to concentrate on my job and daily routine. what should I do to over come this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your obsession is unnecessary. You must quickly get rid of that experience, and either talk to that person and tell him what you are going through or talk to a counselor to sort it out. That person may have had good intentions when he treated you like that. If you silently suffer, you will feel more and more dejected and become terribly dysfunctional. When we give such incidents so much of power, they will affect our self-esteem, self-confidence and our self-image. You stand to lose too much around a single incident. You have made yourself very vulnerable. Go out and meet people, visit a gym regularly, do some personality development courses, study more and equip yourself to such an extent that you give a boost to your confidence. That incident will then fade away into oblivion forever.
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Hi I am kamal 24 years old. Its been 3 years I am on medication. My doctor said you are suffering from social anixiety. The medician help me to keep calm and relax. But communication is my big problem. I am working with international bpo where I need excellent communication to handle the u. S. Clients. But I cannot think clearley I always face problem while speaking. My thought process suddenly stucks and I feel I dont have anything to speak. But there are days when I speak with great confidence and handle the clients in good manner. It suddenly changes to other side where I face the same problem which I described above. I really need to resolve it. This is the big issue in my life please advice. My medications are buprone 300xl. Buspin10 mg. Vitamin capsule and fludec 20 mg capsule. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The big mistake you are making is that you are not also in therapy. All the issues you describe are exactly suitable to be sought from counseling support. You should have a review of the medication too anyway after you mention these symptoms. The combination of therapy and medication is ideal for a proper recovery. Please attend a personality development course that highlights the five-factorial approach: physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual quotients. If you develop in these five areas, you will certainly improve your confidence. Some personality courses emphasize and focus on public speaking to a large extend. It is not too bad an idea but it is a little narrow in perspective. You could instead attend a toast masters club, which does the same thing in a more organized manner. Apart from regular and aerobic exercise, you must also visit a gym to build a good body image. You can go for personal grooming classes too. While regular vigorous exercise develops your body, the regimen will also enlarge your heart and help you handle stressful situations much more competently than others who don? t exercise. Dress well, eat well, sleep well and conduct yourself well in social circles to build confidence. Perform well in your work, and feel good about your achievements. You could also go for hypnosis sessions to build your self-image from within. In addition, indulge spiritual wellness, faith and prayer that will boost your confidence really well. Emotional wellness will take care of the fear factor, which is your big problem. There are lots of affirmations, if said three times at a time, everyday, they will gradually strengthen your concept of yourself and your confidence. Yoga and meditation will also build you up. Speaking to a counselor will give you personal assistance in pursuing these changes. If the change in mood fluctuates from extremes of low to euphoria, you must report this to the doctor, immediately. You are young and a lot can be done only if you cooperate and combine medication with therapy.
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I am 18 year girl and am doing my graduation 1st year. The moment I sit for studying I start yawning and sleep. It always happen. I lose concentration, have headache and yawn uncontrollably. Even though I slept enough and have a breakfast and bath, the same symptoms follows. Please help me.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Losing interest, headache, decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist in person for effective treatment. 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.
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Hello My brother suffered from epilepsy 1 year back. He took treatment and took medicine Rcinex for 1 year complete. Now he is a heavy drinker. Is it fine if he drinks when he had a history of epilepsy?

Merrithew Stott Pilates, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
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My brother suffered from epilepsy 1 year back. He took treatment and took medicine Rcinex for 1 year complete. ...
Your brother should start to stop drinking alcohol. Its not good to be on certain medications and drink. Kindly give up drinking.
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My father 60 years old. His problem is getting fear when he inside the room and always getting the feeling someone may lock him inside the door. He is not coming with us in lifts and flights. Some please help us to overcome from this problem without any medicines.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My father 60 years old. His problem is getting fear when he inside the room and always getting the feeling someone ma...
It s a kind of Phobic anxiety disorder, kindly get him treated, he will have dramatic recovery regarding the fear in few weeks time. All the best for him
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