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Dr. Vijayakumar S

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Vijayakumar S Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Dr. Vijayakumar S is a popular Psychiatrist in R T Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Vijayakumar S at Raju Hospital - T Nagar in R T Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar S on Lybrate.com.

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How far the drug ;"Five Phos", can be useful for a patient undergoing treatment of Schizophrenia with allopathic medicine" Oleanz RT 20? And can it be combined together with Oleanz & its usage shall not add any side effects? Our family is a staunch believers of Homeopathy & from our very childhoods we took only Homeopathic drugs & are happy even today. Kindly revert with your valuable advice.

MPhil (Clinical Psychology), MSc (Psychology)
Psychologist, Chennai
Follow either one stream of medicine, if you and your family believe homeopathy so much, why take oleanz, take either only homeopathy or allopathy, sometimes drug interaction can lead to total kidney shutdown.
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Im having memory problem if I read it will not retain in my mind for long time after 1day it will perish out of my mind and I should read it back? Which problem this is?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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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I have severe headache at my temple regions since 4-5 months and its continuously there every alternate day and as an addition now a days I am facing issues like memory loss, loss of awareness, social isolation etc. Please suggest me a remedy.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I have severe headache at my temple regions since 4-5 months and its continuously there every alternate day and as an...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. From the given symptoms, it seems that you are suffering from stress disorder. You should consult a psychologist. 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. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. 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 psycho therapy methods. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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I am a 24 year guy and suffering from depression because of too much work. What should 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
I am a 24 year guy and suffering from depression because of too much work.  What should I do?
Dear, You are not depressed, but stressed. 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.
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I was suffering from bipolar disorder. I am taking valance od500, procydin 2. 5, dolteus 2. 5, zolfresh 10and zapiz 0. 5. I am not feeling well and havenot got proper counselling. Please help me

DPM- Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gorakhpur
Bipolar or seasonal affective disorders tend to worsen during this period of year, you need a dose hike of your meds, kindly consult your psychiatrist reagarding this
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Hi doctor. If despite of taking regular anti-depressants, pain in the temples persist, even after increasing/decreasing the dosage or trying other medicines, what is the other possible solution besides visiting a psychiatrist. Regards.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor. If despite of taking regular anti-depressants, pain in the temples persist, even after increasing/decreasi...
Well your question is direct and to the point. You must now visit a counselor and talk about your anger. Your depression is clearly anger related and this could be causing your headaches too. Are you aware of what you are angry about? if this anger is from your childhood, there is much work to be done. If not then you can easily identify the recent origins of this anger and express it in therapy and when it is out, the headaches will also disappear. Do not experiment with the medicines without the explicit directions of your doctor. Continue the medicines as directed but do the counseling in tandem for the best results.
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I want to die. Please help me. Give some medicine or injection so I can die naturally without suiside.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I want to die. Please help me. Give some medicine or injection so I can die naturally without suiside.
Dear Lybrate user. No doctor will give you medicine to die. We help people to live. It will help you emotionally if you share your sorrow with us. Take care.
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I have pain on my body during the winter time. Certain part are more painful like the calf of my leg and arms. Please let me know what to do.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain on my body during the winter time. Certain part are more painful like the calf of my leg and arms. Please...
It might be of muscle strain or of pathological reasons or of fatigue do learn stretching and Strengthening exercises from Neuro Physiotherapist Best Wishes
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I am suffering from washing hands compulsion and feels that I am not clean enough.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Take syphillinum 200 / 1 dose. But it would be better if you take it under the guidance of a physician as the medicine in homeopathy depends on personal history of the patient.
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During sex I feel that I should have a bigger tool. Is there anything that may help it make longer thicker. I am depressed.

GAMS-AYURVEDA, MD-TCM
Sexologist, Faridabad
During sex I feel that I should have a bigger tool. Is there anything that may help it make longer thicker. I am depr...
Please apply to one week of herbal products 100 / penis size and erections total herbal products gadar forte cap 2 bd and sahar sakatiprash powder with milk completely cure for two months and locally use s s oil change your penis 100 / growth
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I am 21 years old male and my problem is negative thinking and fear in night on seeing dark. Always unwanted and over thinking. And unwanted habbits which disturbs my lifestyle n burping problem and more anxiety.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 21 years old male and my problem is negative thinking and fear in night on seeing dark. Always unwanted and over...
Dear , from the given details, it is very difficult to diagnose your problem. It could be gad or some phobia. I will need more details so as to identify your problem. Please post a private question to me with every detail and I shall try helping you. Take care.
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I imagine things like someone I wanna be. But I cant control it. I mean when i am talking to someone my mind is somewhere else when I try to concentrate on conversation its only for a minute then again lost in imagination. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I imagine things like someone I wanna be. But I cant control it. I mean when i am talking to someone my mind is somew...
Hello, You are lacking the focus and concentration. The best way of increasing the concentration is through exercises (sp. yoga and meditation) which increases your blood circulation, boosts up oxygen in each and every tissue of the body. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Bacopa Monierri Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Take them for 20 days. Revert me back.
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We lost our 3days old baby recently. My wife is deeply suffered with negativity. We are at suburbs of kolkata. What should i do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
She has been going through Grief. Needs some time to relieve, better with counselling and reassurance. If not relieved try medication.
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I am suffering from sexual performance anxiety. I am a virgin but I was unable to perform last week due to erectile dysfunction .i am very depressed how can I overcome this nervousness and gain confidence. Mention that I have faced any issue while masturbating before this incident.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am suffering from sexual performance anxiety. I am a virgin but I was unable to perform last week due to erectile d...
Though your question gives limited and incomplete information about your age etc, I can tell you that you are unnecessarily worried and creating the performance anxiety. This is by and large usual happening in many people because of self assessment of their sexuality and thereby creating low confidence for sexual performance. It happens because individual's awareness in quality sexuality is pretty low and this type of mindset leads to such anxiety and panic. Just relax and be calm, first learn basics in quality sexuality from an expert sexologist either me or anyone nearby, either online or in person. Also please please stop assuming your sexual performance and potential before properly understanding from an expert. I feel you will be fine.
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I am a weekend player I'm getting a lot of body pains after the day please suggest me medicine.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am a weekend player I'm getting a lot of body pains after the day please suggest me medicine.
I advise you 1. Proper diet and, recommend you to take tablet daily (nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonderful result daily is a multivitamin and multimineral tablet completely natural, provides 13 essential vitamins & 11 minerals also contains organically grown exclusive nutrilite plant concentrate which provide additional advantage of phytonutrients 2. Meditation.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel depressed and preferred keeping myself all the time. Please Help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel depressed and preferred keeping myself all the time. Please Help me.
Hi there, bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after a death. When you grieve, it's part of the normal process of reacting to a loss. You may experience grief as a mental, physical, social or emotional reaction. Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness and despair. Prolonged grief disorder (pgd), formerly known as complicated grief disorder (cgd), is a pathological reaction to loss representing a cluster of empirically derived symptoms that have been associated with long-term physical and psycho-social dysfunction. Though most grief is a mild sort of injury compared to how bad such injuries can get, some griefs are experienced as more traumatic, and can become difficult to resolve. The term" pathological grief" is sometimes applied to people who are unable to work through their grief despite the passage of time. It can take most people up to several years to get past a serious loss. A pathological grief reaction may be diagnosed after a long time (one or more years) have passed and the grieving person is not improving. By labeling someone's grief as pathological, a doctor is indicating that the grieving process resolution is delayed for some reason and that professional help is needed. No disrespect is intended toward the patient in using this term. There is no absolute time frame within which grief is considered pathological, although there are cultural norms that serve as guidelines. In north america a person might be judged as being" stuck" if they are still actively grieving 18 to 24 months after their loss. An unremitting'overly intense' grief process of shorter duration might also be labeled as pathological. Keeping these guidelines in mind, know that it is very much appropriate to encourage people who appear to be stuck in their grief process to seek professional grief counseling. I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery.
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I'm 13, I do drugs, heroin actually. And I smoke weed. And i'm sexually active" I have unprotected sex" I'm afraid that i'm addicted cause I can't stop drugs. I feel dizzy and throw up after each injection. What is it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are fooling around in most dangerous waters. This combination will never give you self-control, and soon, even more harmful things may happen. Further your indulgence in these habits at this age is going to cause a lot of brain damage, poor character formation, poor impulse control, severe damage to your nerves which are still forming, and a threat to your mental health. I don?t know where you are getting your funds to maintain these habits but something has to be done about that to limit your access to those resources. Then I suggest that you go for immediate rehabilitation to a recovery center and stay there for at least 6 months until you are all clear and clean. Even after that you must continue addiction counseling for at least three years to completely remove the physical and psychological conditioning and craving. You will be told and taught new lifestyles, schedules, habits etc. to totally recover. If there are relapses, do not get too alarmed and give up. You must again persevere and fight this battle until you come out victorious. Your family members and medical fraternity must be there for you right through this recovery. You will also need to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings for a long time too.
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My sister - 28 years old - is suffering from schizophrenia. She is taking medical treatment right now. She's having this problem of auditory hallucinations, (very much) forgetfulness (in the sense that she needs instructions daily for almost everything), lethargic in nature almost in everything, being depressive in nature, negative and suicidal thoughts, etc. There are other signs and symptoms as well which sometimes come and go. She started telling all these things when she was 15-16 years. Earlier problem was not so much. It was like memory loss in the beginning. She couldn't remember things. She started being slow in daily chores and then came depression. After 4-5 years other signs and symptoms followed. In the beginning stages of the illness, my family members didn't pay much attention to it thinking that she's deliberately complaining because she doesn't want to do anything including studies. We're family of 8 in which there are 5 sisters and one brother and parents. So initially the problem was ignored for almost 4-5 years. Then she was taken to general physician who referred her to psychiatric care in Allahabad. But after taking medicines from there, she started to suffer from temporary memory loss in such a way that we needed to instruct her for almost everything, it was like she lost control of life. After that came auditory hallucinations, negative and suicidal thoughts, and more troubling depression. We consulted another psychiatric clinic, but her condition didn't improve. Her habits didn't change. She's still depressive. Most of the times she remains idle and like idol. Most of the times she wouldn't know what to do next. All she care about are non essential things. She complains also that medicines are giving her no health benefits. Apart from that she's continuously gaining weight. She doesn't have any idea that she's an adult now, not a child anymore, her way of life is instructive, not natural though. I think her problem is chronic. Now my parents are wanting her to get married. At this stage, with all these issues with my sister, would you recommend my sister to get married? Would you say that she should (at this stage) get married so probably after marriage she can get better? It's worrisome to think about it. And is there any hope?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My sister - 28 years old - is suffering from schizophrenia. She is taking medical treatment right now. She's having t...
Hi, appreciate your concern for your sister. Auditory hallucinations are signs of schizophrenia. Your sister needs holistic care, that is, along with medication she needs to be under counselling. You and your family members too will need to know more about schizophrenia and what help you all can provide to each other and to your sister. Marriage is not a miracle cure for problems and diseases. Marriage involves other set of people, their dreams and aspirations for life, hence it's not an option to be chosen carelessly. Besides your sister will not be able to cope up with the additional challenges that come with married life. Focus on helping your sister to gain some amount of functionality to help herself. Sit with your sister's psychiatrist and understand about the disease and the treatment plan. If you are not satisfied with the treatment from the current psychiatrist then seek second opinion by visiting a clinic that specializes in treatment for schizophrenia and like, and continued counselling sessions are a must along with medication.
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My sister gets out of control whenever she gets angry. She gets irritated whenever we talk about something serious. We don't know how to make her understand.

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, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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