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Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar is an experienced Psychiatrist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr.Vijayakumar's Clinic in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have done something wrong with money and now the news is spread to my parents. They are reacting hard what shall I do now.

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You are very young, and obviously did not expect something will go wrong like this. I can imagine you to be in shock. You also might be feeling angry and hopeless. I guess, you did not have any bad intentions, and it is a pure mistake of judgement on your part. I can understand your parents' anger. They are angry for two things - first is their hard earned money is lost and second thing is they might be feeling betrayed by you, because you did not tell them about this, earlier. Now, for you - you need to understand that there are natural consequences for everything. So, if you have done something wrong without your parents' knowledge you need to know that the natural consequence would be their anger and loss of trust. And you need to face that. At the same time, they need to understand that at your age, because of lack of experience, such things happen. Hence, they should not be very strict or hard with you. Presently, you may explain to them, what you were thinking and expecting, when you indulged with their money. You need to make them understand, what did you expect to happen and what were your intentions. Then ask for forgivance and at the same time assure them of two things - one is how would you like to earn back that money (have some concrete plans) and how can they have faith in you again. If you are genuinely feeling sorry for what has happened and if you talk to your parents openly, citing your mistake of judgement and commitment to work hard in furture and not to lose their faith again, they will accept you with your mistake. Give them some time. For you, you need to know that you are very young and you need to be cautious in future. At the same time, you are a normal human being. And it is human to make mistakes. Allow yourself to accept this as a mistake and don't keep blaming yourself all the time. Learn from this experience. The bond you have shared with your parents, till now, will help you to come out of this. Be genuine and truthful. Take care.
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He is 84. Long ago someone told him that he wl die in 84th year. Now that is bothering him. He has lost appetite n says that I do not feel like eating n something is bothering me but not ready to accept that the reason is that prediction. Should we take him to a psychiatrist.

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He is 84. Long ago someone told him that he wl die in 84th year. Now that is bothering him. He has lost appetite n sa...
No, he does not need a psychiatrist. If you can, talk to him openly about what he thinks about death in general. Find out if he is scared of death and what about it scares him. It must be hard for him to live every single moment after entering into 84th year, because of the prediction. Discuss with him about his belief on predictions, and has he experienced that predictions can gone wrong. Also very tactfully discuss with him, what is the point in dying every moment under the fear when death is certain for everyone. Encourage him to enjoy life to the fullest. Also find out if something else is bothering him. If he is open about his feelings discuss how he would like to settle things after his death. All this may sound little nasty, but if you can make him talk about his worries, it will help him. All the best.
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How to stop drinking of my husband. He is only 26. But he drinks alot. I think for me it is difficult to get pregnancy. What should I do. He is a very good person. But his habit is very bad. please give any suggestion for this problem.

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
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Dear , drinking is a problem which could be troublesome in family life. There are many therapies available for help them stop drinking. We prefer family therapy and de-addiction therapy. In any case, he should be willing to quit. As his wife, you should be able to convince and motivate him to quit and then post a private question to me. I will help him quit the habit. Take care.

Im a singer! Pls tell about tips and exercise for our vocal chord! What is the good way for better voice quality sound?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
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Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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I am 27 years old male I was a sharp student during my college time I have done MSc in microbiology and right now I am doing a job I pharma company qc dept. Now I feel like tensed always and feel depress I do mistakes on job and boss scold me a log I cannot remember small thins I can not concentrate on studies either. I feel very bad and depressed and I feel no hope please help me I don't feel the same as in college time.

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (pursuing), BPTh/BPT, zumba fitness - sports nurtionist
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I am 27 years old male I was a sharp student during my college time I have done MSc in microbiology and right now I a...
Practice chakra meditation for mind relaxation. You can also learn memory filing system by Dr. G francis xavier in my workshops to remember everything on finger tips.

I need a satisfied answer I changed the college due to not fit for environment and adjustment problem at chennai for 11 months I applied for medical college at top most university at south as well as india due to mentally and physically torcher by students out there got ragged also I was alone no body to talk at all. All were tamilains and malyalams and I was a north east boy who they dominant they hate us I do not know why people of india think us so different we are to humans begins and indian to so due that stress my health problem start build up chest pain though im non smoker and drinker every day headache lots of negative senses were killing me so now decided to shift at kolkata but I do not why from inside some thing is itching why I my mind is saying you should stay there by the people of locality and friends they are telling me you should adjust there by this its killing me I changed coz my health was not so good and mentally was not fit there please I want to know thay did I do right choice changing the college form chennai to kolkata im shifting now for the same field at medical course please tell me give me guidance every time I think about that college and fell guilty about if I adjust there the things could be different in other way I think about my health for medical student what is good for please guide did I did right or wrong.

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I need a satisfied answer I changed the college due to not fit for environment and adjustment problem at chennai for ...
Dear lybrateuser, -Unless your mind is at peace you will not be able to concentrate & study well, one requires a peaceful, friendly & congenial atmosphere to do well in any field -your decision to change your college is justified as under mental disturbance & hostile environment you cannot do well, let people say what they want you should have faith in your decision, study hard & do well they will be happy with you & you also will come over your apprehensions about changing the college.

Hi, actually I did sex without condom in last month and I want to check the HIV. What is the cheap and best checkup for hiv test. I leave in east delhi.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
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Hi, actually I did sex without condom in last month and I want to check the HIV. What is the cheap and best checkup f...
Tri dot test it costs 250 in some where. Some where it is 350. Based on the lab atmosphere. It collects based on their standards. It is better to go where is pathologist running laboratory. Three months later it shows result. Better to check monthly once. If it is negative it is ok. If positive comes you need to consult dermatologist. They will give medicine. If you have anything worriedness then better to consult psychologist for psychological counselling. Do not be alone. Better to spend most of the time with your friends and family members. Be share your thoughts and feelings to your closed once. Be sociable all the time. Be happy all the time. Next you should not this type of mistake again. Ok all the best.
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I have suffering from fever and having pain in my whole body and also having red eyes over one week what should I do.

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I have suffering from fever and having pain in my whole body and also having red eyes over one week what should I do.
I think it is viral take tab dolo 650mg 3 times a day tab cetzine 5mg 2 times aday but if it persist for than 3 days go for routine blood investigation.

He understands everything but he can not TALK. We TAKE him to speech therapist but no improvement.

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Hello, homoeopathic medicine can help you best. I have recovered my patients from such condition even in adult age. Do not worry, give homoeopathic medicine along with speech therapy. He will start speaking soon.
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doctor from many years I feel so insecure of my partner bcoz I'm desperately in love with him bt he doesn't value me thus this behaviour of him affects me alot. So I just want to ask you thts does this particular issue affects my brain n I feel so depressed? Do I need any psycratist.

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
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doctor from many years I feel so insecure of my partner bcoz I'm desperately in love with him bt he doesn't value me ...
Excessive attachment in any form is harmful for any human being. Loving someone doesn't mean you don't love yourself or stop making yourself a priority. At such a young age, love seems to be the only need in the world. But as you will mature, you will realsie that the most important thing for a person is to be financially and emotionally independent. Only a human who is independent gets the deserved respect in any relationship. Follow your dreams, follow something which excites you and attain financial independence. Next is emotional independence. If you are unable to achieve this, there is no harm in taking professional help from a counceller or psychiatrist. You have your whole life ahead of you. Don't waste it for someone who doesn't respect you as much as you do. Good luck.
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I am having felizs5 mg for a year before that I used to have 15 mg and then 10 mg respectively as doses reduced by my doctor when I begin to take felizs5 mg alternate days as to get rid of this medicine I begin to have withdrawal symptoms, like increased anxiety, nausea, uneasiness etc. I WANT TO KNOW whether anyhow can I be able to leave this medicine ever and what side effects of it I can have later on. Thanks.

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I am having felizs5 mg for a year before that I used to have 15 mg and then 10 mg respectively as doses reduced by my...
Hello lybrate-user, I can understand your concern. In your case you can go with 5 mg daily for 1 month. After that you can divide 5 mg tablet in to 4 parts and start taking 3/4th means 3.75 mg for 3 weeks and later on 1/2 (2.5 mg) and 1/4th (1.25 mg) tablet gradually in same manner to prevent withdrawal. Apart form this relaxation techniques, yoga and meditation can help. Take care. For detail consultation and queries you can contact me on www.Lybrate.com/drchintan. Take care and wish you good health.
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How to cure anxiety?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician
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How to cure anxiety?
YOu try meditation , yoga and mind relaxation techniques. You can ask me privately with details of your anxiety.

Hi. I am kushal 20 years and I am studying engineering. Now a days I am loosing interest on studies. Nd wn I sit to study I am not able to concentrate on books. Y ds s happen to me. I have interest bt I am not able to concentrate.

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
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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.

I am 32 years old suffering from depression and withdrawal symptom. Consume alcohol from Last 2 years. Please advice medicine with doses. Constipation and heaviness.I Sleep a lot.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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Take one spoon of triphala churna with warm water at night time before going to sleep. 1-1 tab of sarpagandha vati with warm water morning and evening. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before going to sleep.

Me kuch yaad nahi rakh pataa hu. Kya karu?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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You may be under some stress, and I do not know if you are aware of it. Find out what this disturbance is all about and as you address it, memory and concentration will happily return to favor you. Do meet with a counselor, if your stress is too much. In the meantime please follow the suggested guidelines: 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. 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.

I feel scared while travelling alone. My mind is not conscious at that time. Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
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I feel scared while travelling alone. My mind is not conscious at that time. Please advise.
Hi there ~ Feeling scare while traveling alone may not be unusual however if you feel different and not able to function as in do other things during that time, please consider social phobia and read on. People with social phobia tend to: Be very anxious about being with other people and have a hard time talking to them, even though they wish they could Be very self-conscious in front of other people and feel embarrassed Be very afraid that other people will judge them Worry for days or weeks before an event where other people will be Stay away from places where there are other people Have a hard time making friends and keeping friends Blush, sweat, or tremble around other people Feel nauseous or sick to their stomach when with other people. Social phobia is generally treated with psychotherapy, medication, or both. Psychotherapy.
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Hello sir I am 18 years old student. Now 4 month I suffering many problems. Problem likes feels boring, feel loneliness, feels sad, depress, breathless, every time fear fr die& hate my life. It is very dangous? its caused fr die? how to solve my problem? please help me sir.

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
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Dear, from the given information, your problem is related to your own attitude. Have you had any disappointing incidents in the near past? disappointment also can manifest such symptoms. I think two or more health related counseling should clear your problem. Please let me know if you are willing for telephonic counseling. Take care.
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I am patient of BPAD (Bipolar Affective disorder. Now I'm taking Dicorate ER 750 and qutipin SR100. Is it a proper medicine for this disease? It's a nerve disease but I'm a patient of Phychiratist. So my 2nd question is that what is the relation between psychology and neurologist?

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Psychiatrist
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Keep continue with your medicines. By example I put it like - neurology is a hardware and psychiatry is software. Both specialities deals with brain but different disorders.
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