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Dr. Vinayak.V  - Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Vinayak.V

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), MD - Psychiatry, Msc (Addiction)

Psychiatrist, Chennai

11 Years Experience
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Dr. Vinayak.V is an experienced Psychiatrist in R T Nagar, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 11 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), MD - Psychiatry, Msc (Addiction) . You can consult Dr. Vinayak.V at Raju Hospital - T Nagar in R T Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vinayak.V on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Manipal University - 2006
DPM (Psychiatry) - Manipal University - 2008
MD - Psychiatry - Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Puducherry - 2010
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Msc (Addiction) - Kings College Hospital, London - 2016
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International Scholars in Addiction Studies Award
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Tamilnadu Medical Council
American Psychiatric Association

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I am 22 years old an MMBS student I could not study and becoming depressed. 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 22 years old an MMBS student I could not study and becoming depressed. What should I do?
Dear , there could be many reasons for getting depressed. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your wife disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I am a smoker. My age is 24 years and from last five years I m smoking. Now I want to stop smoking and I am unable to do the same even I am trying to stop it but I am unable. Please help me with some medicine which can help me to do the same. Please do not suggest for any nicotine type chewing gums as I have already tried for it. Please help for the same.

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, In my opinion, smoking is easy to quit. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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My father had hemorrhoid surgery 45 days ago, since then he had pain and blood in stool. He was given various antibiotics and laxatives, sitz bath etc but they were not helping much. Finally someone recommended movicol. Since then his stool is soft and pain has reduced a bit but still it feels painful after bowel movements and while sitting etc. Also there is bleeding while bowel movements. His surgeon, after colonoscopy said since he had 5-6 nodes, both internal and external, so it is taking longer to heal after surgery. He recommended self dilation with size 4,5 and eventually 6 for a month so that anal canal looses out and stool does not rub much with walls, giving it time to heal. I want to know does dilation really help? He fear it would make scar bleed more due to forced stretching? Also how to get rid of pain, blood etc. He thinks initial part of his stool is hard which rubs off his anal walls, thus causing bleeding. Movicol makes rest of the stool soft but not initial part. My questions: 1: does filation help in increasing anal canal size or it makes wound worse? 2: how to make initial part of stool soft? 3: how to get rid of pain and bleeding? How long does it usually take in such cases? My dad is always sad and depressed due to this. Please help. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My father had hemorrhoid surgery 45 days ago, since then he had pain and blood in stool. He was given various antibio...
Hi there ~ however, I believe you need to see a surgeon / proctologist for your problem. If the initial part of the stool is hard and rubs off the mucosa causing bleeding then it most likely is an anal fissure which is easily treated by an expert surgeon or a proctologist. Using enema to make initial part of the stool soft using per anal dulcolax may be useful, however you need to consult a surgeon for definitive treatment. The pain and bleeding will be better once a surgical procedure is performed.
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I m a 18 yrs old and college student also. But I can't remember everything. Any suggested.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are into your late adolescence and there are bound to be issues related to this stage in your life. 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 are 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.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. 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 junk food.
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I did miserably in my boards. Got around 70%. Then I didn't clear my Jee Main. Now I am in a private college studying E. C. E. I am very depressed. Don't know what to do. Neither can I sit for IIT next yr. I had high ambitions in life. BT now I am shattered. Friends ignore. And developed a strong inferiority complex. Please help me.

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 did miserably in my boards. Got around 70%. Then I didn't clear my Jee Main. Now I am in a private college studying...
Dear lybrate-user, there is no need to worry. If this is the way you go forward, you cannot get into iit next year. I say this because, there is no use worrying or being depressed. There is something wrong with your learning pattern. Find it out and correct it. Don't blame every other thing and get worried. You may get help from a psychologist. Take care.
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Hi, do not know how to put it in right way! I am 28 yrs. I at times loose my anger at a worst level. I feel sometimes my problems are being overlooked actually triggers my nege nege tvotion, n rather asked to understand the other person's emotion at dat vryS moment. So currently I do not even feel comfortable to share my feeling or emotions as well to my partner. I do not know where we are lacking in between. But whenever we try to start a conversation we pin point each other leading to vigorous arguments and thus triggering to lots of negative emotions. Please suggest how can this be resolved in a better way, where both of us can lead a healthy n beautiful life?Please help sir .

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, do not know how to put it in right way!
I am 28 yrs. I at times loose my anger at a worst level. I feel sometimes...
Dear lybrate user, you both need to learn effective communication skills. The most important aspect is to" listen" to what the other person is saying and also learn how to express your own" feelings" you probably have lots of suppressed anger. And it appears to me that, you have seen people expressing anger aggressively. You will have to understand first, what is making you so angry. Then you will have to look into your perceptions and may be modify them. You can also learn anger management techniques and also learn how to express your feelings without hurting other people. You and your partner, may take an appointment with a counsellor who will help you in sorting out your couple issues. The counsellor will not judge you or blame you hence you can be open with the counsellor. Once you are able express your feelings and needs to your partner, the quality of your relation will improve and you will be able to enjoy life. All the best.
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I am a 28yr old male suffering on bipolar disorder. May I marry? If so, is there chance of my child getting bipolar disorder?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You can marry if your psychiatrist says your disorder is controlled and there is greater chance to your child to be affected. But not certain. Or definitely inherited.
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Problems facing in prioritsation of work, completing the task, organizing the task eventhough aware of consequences. Distracted easily with less important work or issues. Fighting hard to control. Lost my job last year. Am I suffering from add-pi attention deficiency disorder - predominantly inattentive. I am not hyperactive. Please help. Need to get it diagnosed systematically & improve myself for survival of my family of four.

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Sexologist, Jalna
Problems facing in prioritsation of work, completing the task, organizing the task eventhough aware of consequences. ...
Hi , your description is classical of adult attention deficit disorder. Inattentive type. Usually adult add is a continuation of attention deficit disorder in childhood. Few issues need to be cleared before making a diagnosis. Duration of illness, whether the course is episodic /continuous and are there any other symptoms which suggest a different illness with inattention as a symptom or comorbidity. Consult for more details. Take care.
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Hi, I am 26 years female. I have left side chest pain last 1week and I have body ache continuously. And hair fall n white hairs I don't know because of hair straightening or something else. And lack of sleep. I don't feel active.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi, I am 26 years female. I have left side chest pain last 1week and I have body ache continuously. And hair fall n w...
Hair straightening can cause hair fall and you need to check our thyroid by doing TSH and this also can cause these
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What is the right medicine of OCD , My wife face OCD since last 10 year, now she take Clomipramene -25 +75 mg per day before the she taken fluvoxamine from last 5 years as 100 mg per day

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Trust the doctor who is treating her or change the doc if u can't. Also apart from treating the effect i.e. OCD, meet some therapist who can help finding the cause and work on it.
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I have a fear about marriage because I do not no all like child bith and financial situation after marriage and when ever a person tells like when will you marry? I am going into depression. So tell me some tips to escape this tension. Age-24 Sex-male Smoke-no Drink-yes.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have a fear about marriage because I do not no all like child bith and financial situation after marriage and when ...
Mr. lybrate-user you are just 24 years. In my opinion I feel you have few more years to enjoy yourself, be secured for a job and get married. You have time and age on your side to be not worried about all these immediately. And regarding financial stabilisation it is tough to achieve because human mind is never settled in that. So my advice is to be happy and enjoy life at this moment.
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If I married a girl she is one year elder to me what and all the problem will come in my life?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There will be no problem other than the normal difficulties that other couples will face. Obviously there must be a lot of love, good compatibility and of course both of you must be very good with adjustability. It is ideal to have a three to five year difference between the boy and the girl, with the girl being younger. But if it is not so, it does not mean it is bad. The demand on adjustability will be greater So if you are made for each other, go for it.
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I am suffering from depression since last 15 years. Getting medication but not getting fully cured. Why?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am suffering from depression since last 15 years. Getting medication but not getting fully cured. Why?
Depression not responding or partially responding to treatment could be due to various reasons. At times depression may become less responsive it resistant to some medications. In that case we need to change the medications to the ones that benefit you. Also we can switch to some other adjuvant therapies that can also help. Many a times depression may be bipolar in origin and turtle r needs to be modifies accordingly
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What is the best way to being more focused to your work without being stressed. Need it urgently!

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
What is the best way to being more focused to your work without being stressed. Need it urgently!
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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My age is 23 the thing is very serious for me. Last years I completed my btech from DELHI with distinction and joined GATE coaching in june 2015, bt in October some infection happened in my penis it started paining I went for doc. I got cured then I started to feel that I will ejaculate any time any where without any erection or such feeling. I was very worried doctors said it's because of tension or smthng I continued to feel. So it affected my life too badly, many times I even EJACULATED without erection in the middle of anything. I fell into DEPRESSION, I talked my parents they were away in hometown they did every possible thing bt I was very nervous I ATTEMPTED a SUICIDE on 29 jan. 2016 I CUT MY WRIST. Anyhow TENDONS were safe my parents rescued me to hospital nothing serious happened. On 8th FEB. I gave my exam I EVEN QUALIFIED, bt things have changed since then I don't like to face my old friends It starts choking when I talk to someone I don't really want to get out and meet people though it's about 5 month now I don't understand what people will think of me when they would know this phase of mine because the reason is so awkward how to get out I am not understanding, I can't get back the confidence for a fresh start. I know people will think I am a looser my thinking has completely changed I spend all day at home don't want to start a job I am stuck PLEASE HELP if you have read this. I will like to explain my situation further.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
My age is 23 the thing is very serious for me. Last years I completed my btech from DELHI with distinction and joined...
Dear lybrate-user, you have been a meritorious student having completed btech from delhi with distinction, it is commendable, that you have attempted suicide- does not match with your meritorious profile--what I mean is -- getting into btech in delhi must have been a hercullean task--you managed it, next-- qualifying with distinction--was another great job done by you. So, if you could manage all that hard work -- I am very sure you can manage your life as well. Please do not loose heart and remember your good past-- you are an achievers--these small tensions can not pull you down. Believe me-- you only need some help and this can be cured. Please see a psychiatrist at the earliest for help and guidance. Am hopeful you will be fine soon.
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I am 38 years old male I am suffering anxiety neurosis my right hand is shaking when I am drinking water writing what can I do sir.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 38 years old male I am suffering anxiety neurosis my right hand is shaking when I am drinking water writing what...
Hi, The hand is shaking due to anxiety. Seek psychiatric help immediately. The fastest way to relieve the symptom of shaking or tremor is to restore the carbon dioxide in your blood to its normal level. You can do this by breathing into your cupped hands so that you inhale carbon dioxide together with oxygen. You can even prevent the tremors or shaking associated with a panic attack. When you feel an attack coming concentrate on slow, deep and relaxed breathing. This will not only relieve the symptom of shaking but may avert an attack altogether. The shaking and tremors associated with anxiety may be due to an overstimulated nervous system. You can relieve these by avoiding stimulants like caffeine found in coffee, black tea, soft drinks and chocolate. Getting rid of the excess of stress hormones in your body can further help give your nerves a rest. Exercise is a great way of doing this and sometimes just moving the shaking hand or foot can help to relieve the tremor in it. Tremors or shaking are made worse by fatigue so a good night’s sleep is crucial. Being well rested will not only help with the tremors but will help you to cope better with anxiety. Try a soothing drink like chamomile tea or warm milk before bed time to help you sleep better. Meditation, deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation techniques are all ways in which you can reduce stress and combat anxiousness. If you are prone to shaking and it is worsened by anxiety wearing a heavy watch or a heavy bracelet can help to stabilize the tremors in your hands and make them less noticeable. Reduce Stress, Practice Relaxation Techniques and Get Enough Sleep, avoid alcohol or ciggerates.
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I lost somebody close last two years before and since I depressed and prefer for my side. So please help me how to rectify this situation.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last two years before and since I depressed and prefer for my side. So please help me how to re...
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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My sister' s right hand shivers when she does any kind of work. It has also become weaker. The problem has emerged since last one year or so. Her age is 45+ years. Regular medication also doesn' t help. Please suggest any other treatment or medicines for curing or controlling this problem. I think it is a case of essential tremor, but some docs say its parkinson' s disease. Does parkinson' s disease afflict people before 50 years. Please help with your expertise.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If it is benign essential tremors as neurologiosts have diagnozed, then you may have to follow up the treatment with them regularly. If there is no rigidity, slowness in walking or emotional nonreactivity then think in terms of parkinson' s disease. Otherwise consult the necessary doctor regularly.
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Suffering from Depression and Anxiety from last 1 year or maybe more. Recently found out symptoms of depression and anxiety in my body and in my behaviour like running heartbeat, assuming things other people say negatively etc. I don't have any control on my thoughts. Don't know what to do !how can I get back normal like I was before ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Suffering from Depression and Anxiety from last 1 year or maybe more. Recently found out symptoms of depression and a...
Please do not fight your symptoms, the more you fight to get rid of them, the more the conflict. Your condition is a result of faulty thinking over the years. Expectations, fear of outcome etc etc just be brave enough for any kind of outcome and trust destiny, your shoulders will get lighter.
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