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Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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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Hi My younger brother is 20 years old He is not sharing any doubts or any thing he is thinking in his mind. He want to live alone. Why like he lives. What I can do? He can share his feelings with me. He is not sharing right now. When I ask him how he is. He just hate that question. And get angry. If I told him to come with me to Dr. then also he got angry he told "muze kuch nhi hua me Dr. k pas kyu aau Dr. se muze nafrat h. O papa ko nhi bacha paye muze kya bachayenge" I am so confused why he behave like that what it means. He want to die. He is in depression I asked with one my friend he told me talk with him. If he will share his feelings then it will easy to treat but as I try he is not sharing anything. Just thinking lonely . Any one please help me and tell what I can do so he can share his feelings. What type of talking I can do with. some time don't like to talk with. What I can do that time? please any one suggest. I am in too much tension regarding my brother.

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
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My younger brother is 20 years old
He is not sharing any doubts or any thing he is thinking in his mind.
He want t...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You are doing as much as you can to advise your brother and trying to provide him right path. He is not interested. In this juncture, instead of worrying about your brother, you should concentrate on your career. After some time things will fall into place. Take care.
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I have some problem I think always sexual dreams day and night so what should I do so how to control my problem I can not concentrate my study so please sent me some tips.

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 some problem I think always sexual dreams day and night so what should I do so how to control my problem I can...
Dear Harish, Welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Please consult a psychologist for more advice. Take care.
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Hi doc, when I skip playing notes on guitar I get angry soon by the anger I'm unable to play guitar from professional I become beginner. And the distortion sound does it damage our ear drum?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hi doc,   when I skip playing notes on guitar I get angry soon by the anger I'm unable to play guitar from profession...
Yes, loud sounds definitely affects your hearing capacity. Also try to control your anger. Try meditation and yoga.
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My father is nearly 58 years old. Awaiting to getting retired in this month and. Also be saw thinking about money always and he hated all of us at home and getting angry also he is very depressed. He is not worrying about the health. Instead of him if we take care of the health he took that too mistaken in a wrong way. He is unbelievable to anyone by nature. But each activities are now is very rude angry so pls tell me the positive ways to solve this problem to live happy.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My father is nearly 58 years old. Awaiting to getting retired in this month and. Also be saw thinking about money alw...
Retirement is big change in anyone's life. One has to plan for the retirement, in the sense that, along with financial planning, one needs to think in advance how to spend time constructively after retirement. Your father might be worried about something and is appears a that he is not happy. He may not be hating you, but he is taking out his anger and frustration on you. Probably his expectations are not met and that might be putting him under stress. Please talk to your father, about what are his worries, what does he plan to do after retirement. Retirement might be giving him a sense of losing control, assure him of your support. Assure him that, now slowly, he can pass on his responsibilities to you and/or your siblings if any. Encourage him to plan his daily routine after retirement. Encourage him to take up a hobby if possible, encourage him to meet his friends, do some social service. Check with him, if he wants to do some other job from home/online, help him in exploring different possibilities. See if he is worried about his health, encourage him to go for walk/yoga. But don't treat him like a child. He needs to take care of himself. If he is neglecting his health then that is because of low self esteem and general sad feelings. Please try to talk to him about his worries and anxieties and tell him you love him and care for his wellbeing. It appears that he has been cheated earlier in life by other people and hence has developed suspicious nature. Please talk to him about this and assure him that you are his family and will not cheat him. Take care.
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How can I quit smoking?

M.D. homoeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Leaving any addiction very much depends upon the will power of the person. You need to promise yourself that you will quit. Also gradually decrease the no of cigrattes you are smoking, sudden leaving would result in withdrawal symptoms and you will get more craving for the pipe. Also take reckwedge no. 77, german homoeopathic medicine. Positive thinking and strong control along will medicine should be able to help you to quit smoking.
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How should I deal with my father? Actually he is very male-dominated person, he thinks that he know every thing (he is only 8th passed). He is very cheap person too as he stares at" females" cheaply and he fought with me and my mother very aggressively whenever he comes home after drinking (he is a baptized Sikh), he even consumes illegal drugs, he acts very badly and uses abusive words. He fight with us in very high volume and with this neighbors peek out from their homes and see. He thinks that in home the members especially" female members" like me and my mother are not supposed to argue with the main member of the family. Due to lot of arguments in my home, I can't concentrate on my studies which is resulting in bad results. What should I do, please guide me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How should I deal with my father? Actually he is very male-dominated person, he thinks that he know every thing (he i...
What you describe is a very addictive personality and almost without exception you as his child will suffer from what is known as Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome. There are about 32 issues you will be afflicted with because of this, and you will also carry a genetic inheritance for alcoholism. The combination of drugs and alcohol will lead to a chronic state. Before that happens you can take these measures. There are some rehabilitation centers that will come home and take him by force when he is highly intoxicated and admit him for detoxification and rehabilitation. This will of course require your mom’s approval and signed consent. This is better than suffering with all the ignominy currently and it is better to take effective measures, even if you are wrong, than to remain idle. For yourself, you can ask to be admitted into a boarding house or hostel or paying guest until you complete your studies. These are effective measures, and will definitely produce results and never feel embarrassed because you are suffering a lot of shame living like this.
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MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
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My wife had 2 miscarriages over the past 2 years we are young and unexperienced. She had taken I pills to prevent the first one and the second one apparently was due to stress. We are trying to conceive this year are they any advices or any help we should consider.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife had 2 miscarriages over the past 2 years we are young and unexperienced. She had taken I pills to prevent the...
Since you have two miscarriages, you need to be more cautious about health and diet. Don't take too much stress, take healthy diet including fruits, green vegetables, and low fat dairy products. Start doing regular exercise both partner it will increase fertility. And try conceiving during fertile period if she had regular cycle i. E. Day 8 to day 18 of her cycle.
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Hello Doctor, Presently I am working a grasim chemicals a plant incharge My problem is headache and my body is paining please help me.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hello Doctor, Presently I am working a grasim chemicals a plant incharge My problem is headache and my body is painin...
Your headeche may be due some gaseous envirment of chemical plat where you are working consult a doctor near your locality dont self medicate.
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Ten Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

GAMS-AYURVEDA, MD-TCM
Sexologist, Faridabad
Ten Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

The greater part of us can recollect the hot, zesty minutes when the love life  was new and everything was rosy between you and your partner. However, the flame of a decent love life may fade away. Gradually, you and your partner may have an uninteresting sexual life.

In order to break the deadlock, you must find ways to bring back the old flame. Here are 10 ways, following which you can slowly get back to your glory days:

  1. For men, keeping a healthy heart is a must for long lasting spirit in bed. Your penis chips away with circulatory strain. The mind sends signals to your penis that causes vessels to swell with blood. Your heart is in charge of pumping the blood. When the heart is not functioning at its best, it can bring about issues with the blood stream from the heart to the vessels in your penis. This can make it hard to accomplish a full erection. Ensure your circulatory framework is working at top shape. Essentially, what is useful for your heart is useful for your sexual well-being.
  2. One of the most ideal approaches to enhance your sexual well-being is cardiovascular activity. Sex gets your heart rate up, yet standard activity can help your sexual execution by keeping your heart fit as a fiddle. Sweat breaking activities, such as running and swimming, can do marvels to uplift your charisma.
  3. In case of men, some food items help  in increasing blood flow. This accounts for better erection. Example, banana (rich in potassium), onion, garlic, chilies and pepper. Some of these items reduce hypertension.
  4. There are many people who have certain sexual problems, but keep them to themselves. People tend to hide their problems from their partners because of fear of failure. These problems should be talked about, given attention and be cured in order to restore the normal sexual performance and Erectile Dysfunction is one such problem.
  5. Sex is a two way road. Giving careful consideration to your partner's longing makes sex pleasurable for them and turns you on as well. Discussing this in advance will make it easier for you. 
  6. In case you're not enduring the length you desire in bed, you may require some practice. Masturbation can help you enhance your stamina.
  7. Exposure to sunlight decreases the production of melatonin. Less melatonin increases the potential for sexual urge. Spend some time in the sun.
  8. Reduce much stress possible from your life. Stress boosts blood pressure and heart rate and your sexual performance gets hampered.
  9. Get rid of unhealthy habits, such as smoking and drinking. Such stimulants may lead to impotency, and you must avoid them to maintain sexual health.
  10. Experiment with new and different sexual positions to make it more interesting and fun for your partner.
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Hi sir, I am from erode in tamilnadu and my age 29. i have problem from afternoon time my body is paining and have no power for work, urine pass normal type, I can't work properly. what is the problem for me? how to solve it? please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hi sir, I am from erode in tamilnadu and my age 29. i have problem from afternoon time my body is paining and have no...
Hello, Body pain may be due to 1. fever 2. abrupt start or stop of exercise 3. Any other medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem 4. Vit D deficiency 5. Multimineral and vitamin Deficiency 6.Stress/ anxiety 7. Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. Measure your temperature and tell me reading 4. Bathing may also reduce body pain 5. Avoid stress Kindly consult Physician for further management
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I' m 23 years old. How to reduce stress.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Stress management is an art. Management starts long before appearance of stressful condition. A wise man often anticipates the possible future situation and prepares himself accordingly. For example you study well whole year to avoid stress at annual exam time. This preparation for facing stress is the first step. Then comes the question what to do in sudden unexpected situations. Look as a human being you may not capable of dealing with every environmental stressors. Whenever an un-expected situation arises you must seek help from others. There are people wiser and mightier than you to solve your problem, you must approach them without hesitation. During stressful conditions, you should adopt problem solving approach. This means you should be thinking about the ways to get out of the situation. You may have various options, and you should choose the most adequate option to solve your problems. Never ever blame your supports (your dear ones, friends, wellwishers etc), rather be thankful to them for their kind help. Try to come into your regular routine at the earliest. Take healthy timely meals, adequate rest, leisure and sleep.
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Stress and Women - Don't Let It Win Over You

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
Stress and Women - Don't Let It Win Over You

Stress is very common now a day's and it is affecting all age groups - Be it school going children, young adults or working professionals.  No one is immune to stress in the present fast and competitive world.

So, what is stress? Stress is the body's response to any kind of physical or emotional demand or threat. Body releases certain stress hormones under these pressure conditions. On long term basis , stress can lead to many chronic conditions affecting the heart and can cause mental disorders like depression, sleep disorders or affect the social well being also.

Women and Stress:

Women deal with stress differently than men. Women  are generally soft, caring and gentle. They have to manage their personal and professional life and generally get less support at both fronts.They generally spend their life taking care of others and give least attention to their own needs( emotional and physical). As women progress through different life stages her emotional balance also changes affecting her emotionally making her vulnerable to stress and depression.

Ways to handle Stress:

  • Relax - don't take each and every situation seriously , take a deep breath, not all emergencies are a do or die situation.

  • Learn  yoga, meditation or other relaxing techniques. Go for a massage , listen to music or talk to a good friend.

  • Make time for yourself - love yourself and take care or yourself and then you can love and care for others as well. Take out time to do things which you like.

  • Sleeping is a great way to help both your body and mind. Try to get atleast 8 hours of sleep.

  • Get a hobby and immerse yourself in doing something creative and constructive.

  • Do regular exercise- it is the best way to bust stress in a healthy way.

  • Make new friends or travel to new places. Explore the unknown and spend time with people.

  • Focus on one thing at a time.

How to manage stress:

Don't let stress make you sick . Often people are not aware of the stress levels and how they are affecting them. One should pay attention to themselves  and focus on their emotional and physical needs. Take a break, go on holiday, eat what you like, go out with friends and relax. Live life, love yourself, listen to your body.

Side effects of Stress on Women:

  • Menstrual problems: Stress can cause delay in periods or sometimes short cycles.

  • Infertility : Stress can affect the hormonal levels leading to an ovulation and infertility.

  • Hair loss : Many women complain if losing hair and biting their nails in stress.

  • Eating disorders : Either women end up binging on healthy food items or completely refuse to eat anything. In stress the best is to out ant divert your attention to something constructive.

  • Skin ailments: Stress can lead to pimples, break outs and even itching and rashes.

  • Sleep disorders: Trouble  in falling asleep is common in women under stress.

  • Heart disease: High blood pressure., stroke and heart attack are common ailments caused due to stress. This is because women take stress to heart and are more susceptible to go through heart disease due to stressful situations.

  • Depression : Women can go into a shell and suffer from acute depression. If you are getting self loathing or helpless thoughts, reach out to your loved ones and talk. If talking and reaching out also doesn't resolve the situation, consult a specialist. Medical expertise can ensure that stress doesn't affect your health.

  • Weight gain : Women stop going out, start eating unhealthily and restrict their interaction with people in depression and stress. The result is that they start to gain weight. It is best that you keep a check on the scales and opt for a strict diet.

  • Decreased libido: Stress affects the sex life the most. A decrease in libido can affect relationships and create distances. Talk to your partner and of needed opt for medical advice.

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Dear Lybrate doctor, there is no privacy in our sex life because my two daughters sleep with us in our bed room ,both are of ,20,15.but they do not sleep in another room. Due to these sex is just like a work for us, when both sleep after that we move in the other room to spend some time, in a fear daughters wake up and we caught red handed In naked position. So we do foreplay act speedily and finish. Both then free and move to our bed. Pl guide what should we do so that we can live a healthy and happy marriage life.

D.E.H.M, B.E.M.S, M.D.(E.H)
Sexologist, Faridabad
Dear Lybrate doctor, there is no privacy in our sex life because my two daughters sleep with us in our bed room ,both...
Yours kids are now young enough to be sleep in a separate room. If possible. You may give a separate room to them. Every one have privacy. You should not sex while they are sleeping in your room. Because growing young kids are very inquisitive in nature. They may awaken. You may do when those are not present at home and even not probability to come. Condition may be manipulated very well. If planned well. Wish you good relations.
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Hello sir/madam I am suffering from mental illness. Coordination of brain with eyes; face; thoughts; are improper. There is involuntary movement of eyes lips face are found. I get suffocation hard while studying. please suggest me medicine for all these symptoms. Only alopathic medicine.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
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I am suffering from mental illness. Coordination of brain with eyes; face; thoughts; are improper. Th...
Hi lybrate-user! You need to consult with Neurologist to check if there is any underlying problem. This doesn't seem to be Psychological, Only Neurologist can explain you the exact reason and it is your option to take English medicine or allopathic. Take care. Have check up and be relieved. With regards, Psy. MSV.
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Feeling depressed and lost. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Feeling depressed and lost. Please help.
You must meet with a counselor first and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor too, please do so immediately. You must investigate if the origin of this problem is from childhood or of recent origins. If it is recent, you will be able to pin-point the episode. If not, talk to your parents and see if they remember any incidents from your childhood, even in prenatal life, of any contributing factors. The counselor will be able to help out with this information. You can follow these simple rules too: Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don?t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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.
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My daughter is 31 n married. Recently her behavior has been very strange and violent with her husband, this has resulted in frequent arguments, fights, major difference between them. I would like to know the remedy and treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is impossible to give you a diagnosis or treatment prescription with this little information. However, this behavior is troubling and she certainly needs treatment. Ideally, she should meet with a counselor and then if that person recommends that she meet with a doctor she would need to do the same. It is preferable that she meets with a relationship counselor along with her husband to see how the relationship may have contributed to her condition. I am afraid that we cannot assume that her behavior is independent of her husband's interaction and that may be reflecting the malaise that haunts the marriage itself. So, before any judgement calls, it i9s better to meet with this counselor and see what unfolds.
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I am fearing of touching of animals. Can I overcome it through any consultations?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am fearing of touching of animals. Can I overcome it through any consultations?
Hi I will prescribe you harmless flower remedy available in homoeo shops. Add 5 drops of mimulus to 50 ml water and drink before sleep once every day.
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My wife is having OCD issue, please suggest any cure process without consulting a doctor as I am afraid that she will get into depression if we meet any psychiatrist.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Such stigma against psychiatrist's consultation adds, to her OCD and more depression due to suffering. Get over that and give her the help of a psychiatrist as soon as possible. It is very common that persons with OCD go into major depressive disorder. Both need medical and exposure and response prevention therapy for many months.
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I can't sleep properly & easily. I've sleeplessness & a disturbed mind due to which I can't concentrate on my studies & forget things.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
I can't sleep properly & easily. I've sleeplessness & a disturbed mind due to which I can't concentrate on my studies...
Take following homoeopathic medicines 1- coffea 30, 5 drops thrice daily 2- passiflora incarnata- q, 30 drops at bed time mixed with some cold water report back after one week.
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