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Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Vinayak Vijayakumar Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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 am 17 and I am suffering somatization disorder. I am very week and I'm very depressed and ten's please help me please help me how I can handle this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 17 and I am suffering somatization disorder. I am very week and I'm very depressed and ten's please help me plea...
Somatization disorder (also Briquet's syndrome) was a mental disorder characterized by recurring, multiple, and current, clinically significant complaints about somatic symptoms, although it is no longer considered a clinical diagnosis.The goal of treatment is to improve your symptoms and your ability to function in daily life. Psychotherapy, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy, can be helpful for somatic symptom disorder
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Hello sir I don't know why but my issue is that I forget everything even before 2 mins before passed events.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, this may be true because of your age. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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I am a student. I used to be a very avid scholar but recently I can not concentrate on anything. Even when I am studying, there is something else going on in my mind, be it the most useless or random thought. I find it hard to study or solve questions without putting on music on my headphones. I can't remember the last time I concentrated solely studying for 15 minutes. I seriously lack motivation to the point that I would rather sit idly or sleep the whole day rather than studying. I did have a period which could be undiagnosed depression 2 years ago but I got it through via self-counselling. Could my condition be psychiatric or is it just a phase? One thing that translates to OCD is that I sometimes add up the time in my watch to decide about something I am not sure of. If it adds up to 13, I feel I shouldn't do it. I have consciously minimized that as well now. I can browse the Internet, watch YouTube videos for hours but study is main area I'm unmotivated about. Another thing I've noticed is that I've completely lost the urge to compete and succeed. Could it be ADD? Thank you for your help in advance.

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
I am a student. I used to be a very avid scholar but recently I can not concentrate on anything. Even when I am study...
Stop thinking so much and divert mind on better things first. You were and still are a scholar. Just don't loose hope. We become whatever v think. Think right to become right. God bless.
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Hi, My confidence level is low Is there any way like medicines or therapy to gain confidence?

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
Hi, My confidence level is low Is there any way like medicines or therapy to gain confidence?
Dear user. Confidence is directly proportional to your experience. The more you have experience on a particular aspect of life, the more confidence you will have on that aspect of life. Personality development training and therapy could help you in building confidence. Take care.
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How to Deal with OCD

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN HOMOEOPATHIC CARDIOLOGY, M.D.(HOMOEO.)PSYCHIATRY, B.H.M.S.(BACHELOR OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE & SURGERY.)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to Deal with OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is also known as OCD. It is a mental ailment that causes specific changes in the brain as well as the behaviour of the patient. It can also cause severe anxiety and lead the patient to consume a lot of time for completing even the most normal tasks. These obsessions are like thoughts, images and even videos playing where the cause of a certain action becomes more profound with the number of imagined risks if it is not done in a specific way, as per the mind of the patient. These turn into repetitive actions undertaken by the patient, where these actions are known as compulsions.

Hence the term: obsessive compulsive disorder. Washing, cleaning, losing control, contamination fears and more are only a few of the thoughts that plague patients suffering from this disorder. While this disorder may not have a specific cure, there are various ways in which it can be managed. Let us look at some of these methods.

Causes of OCD

The exact cause of OCD is unknown. It is generally considered unlikely that OCD develops purely psychologically as a consequence of the way we are brought up.

  1. Genetics and Physiology: It is generally accepted that OCD arises from differences in the physiology of the brain in people with the condition.
  2. Serotonin: Lack of serotonin activity appears to be involved in causing OCD. Serotonin is a calming and inhibitory neurotransmitter, one of its main actions is to control and put the brakes on painful, worrying or anxious thoughts.
  3. Traumatic Life Events: Traumatic emotional events such as bereavement may trigger or worsen OCD in people who already have a tendency to have the condition.

Treatment of OCD

For best results in treating this troublesome anxiety disorder combine brain-chemistry balancing approaches with psychotherapy techniques.

  1. Nutritional Therapy: Try tryptophan and St John's Wort to increase serotonin. Rhodiola has been shown to help generalised anxiety disorder however Rhodiola has the ability to raise 'brain energy' and therefore hypothetically may exa-sperate OCD symptoms. 
  2. The Inositol Treatment of OCD: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, has been found effective in treating OCD. Inositol is used in biochemical processes that affect serotonin receptors.
  3. Psychotherapy: This is also known as discussion or talk therapy where the patient is allowed to engage with a therapist who is usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. The doctor will help the patient in first of all, becoming aware of the problem by helping the patient carry out various tasks in a controlled environment. These tasks will be timed and then relayed to the patient before the exposure therapy begins, where the patient will be taught to build a better quality of life. This a long term and time taking process which can also involve group sessions and sessions with the family members. Also, this method takes a lot of practice so that the patient learns how to regulate the obsessions and stop the compulsive behaviour gradually.
  4. Exercise: Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise upon mental health. So, a minimum of 20mins of daily exercise can help you a lot.
  5. Relaxation Training & Meditation: Learning meditation and relaxation techniques may enhance one's ability to control anxiety and one's thoughts in general.
  6. Medication: There are various kinds of medicines that can be prescribed for these patients. Anti-depressants can help the patient in overcoming the fears and anxiety that a person feels when the wheels of one's imagination begin to turn towards obsessive thoughts. This will also help in tackling the hopelessness that the person feels when faced with the so called depressing outcome of not bowing to the compulsive habits.

Putting It All Together

  • Follow the diet for serotonin deficient depression, and GABA deficient anxiety.
  • Consult with a qualified therapist using behavioural rather than analytical techniques.
  • Do some repetitive mind-occupying/filling as opposed to mind-emptying meditations everyday.
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My body is paining for last 2 days what I will do?Can I take a pil for paining can you tell me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My body is paining for last 2 days what I will do?Can I take a pil for paining can you tell me.
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 measure your temperature and tell me reading take mental and physical rest bathing also reduce body pain Kindly consult Physician for further management
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I have half headache all the time and I have also body pain what can I do please tell me.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have half headache all the time and I have also body pain what can I do please tell me.
Hi take pranacharya no tens capsule 1_1 twice a day...1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep...take shirshooladi vajra ras twice a day with honey....avoid tea and coffee
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Hi sir I am 19 yr old male. B. Sc ii yearr students .Sir meri problem ye h ki me yaad to sab kr leta ho per paper k time per sab bhul jata ho. Mane bhote khoshis ki yaad rhkne per nhi rak pata. Please btaye ki muje kya krna chaiye.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I think you are getting very anxious just before the exam that is the reason you are forgetting. You can see a counsellor who can help you with relaxation techniques so that you dont get tensed before the exam.
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Dear doctors, Even if an underweight person has anxiety and stress, can he be affected by heart attack. Please answer this question.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear doctors,
Even if an underweight person has anxiety and stress, can he be affected by heart attack. Please answer...
Yes, he can. Weight has little to do with heart problems and stress has a lot to do with affecting the heart. There are many other factors involved but stress is a huge​ factor.
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Sir/ mam I am having exam fever. Regularly I feel tension when exam are coming. Can you please help me to stay cool and tension free before exams.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Sir/ mam I am having exam fever. Regularly I feel tension when exam are coming. Can you please help me to stay cool a...
Drink hot cup of milk with turmeric honey and almonds. Do anulam vilum. Yoga. Do head and neck massage your friend can do this.
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I am 20 years and suffering mental strain, heart-break depression, I tend to cry a lot, continuous headache and extreme tension and anger.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 20 years and suffering mental strain, heart-break depression, I tend to cry a lot, continuous headache and extre...
Hello, You are going through depressive phase. Relax, do some stress-relieving exercises like Pranayam, Anulom-Vilum which reduces the stress hormone from the body. Take homoeopathic medication -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 with positive feedback. Take care.
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I am very angry when I see any injustice to anybody or any system or political party even though I am not related to them, I loose my patience some time, is it mental problem because I loose my mental peace at that time. Pl advice what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
No it's very common..it' should be..bt some people react,,some people dont,and some peole dnt think about this matter.ur sensible person that's why those reaction are justified..bt in our society if u react against any odd or injustice people will hold ur neck.. Soo my advise keep calm...
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I have low concentration when l am trying to study. What can I do? Please suggest me. Please give some tips and medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful
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Dear, I have got married by 12th Feb of this year. D next week my father in law admitted in hospital discovered multiple myeloma from that moment till now we never been anywhere no honeymoon not even to temple. And we have separate home though my hubby always wanted to stay in his uncle home. My hubbys mom dad his brother and my mother in laws two sister and three brothers along with their partners and kids lives in same totally 22 members in single home. And we have only two rooms. Where my mother in last two sisters sleep with their husband we being newly married sleep in hall along others that too my hubby in one corner and me in other corner. Single bathroom we should all use it. Ours is love marriage before marriage he loved me so much. But now changed it a complete mummy's boy. We can't talk anything can't go anywhere all people will interfere in our personal. Hubby shakes his head for whatever his mom says. I was brought up in a luxurious way. It's very hard for me to handle these things and many hidden inside. My age is 23 and my hubby age s 27. Am under complete frustrated going mad. Please do help me. Waiting for your reply.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are in a bad situation not doubt but there is also a medical contingency and so a lot of things have to be tolerated. But your husband's attachment to his mother's apron strings is something of concern. many times during courtship you can observe these signs however subtle they may have been if you looked carefully. Now it is too late and you are already into your marriage. You will have to learn to live with it because you will spend your whole life trying to change this man and may also encounter a lot of resistance from both him and his mother. so you are then left with the alternative of sharing your husband with your MIL, fortunately not physically. You must inform him though that the first two years of your marriage will determine the next years of your life. By the looks of it, it seems to be going all wrong. You must learn to tolerate or else move into your own home, immediately. The last idea is the best if you can convince him. If you are patient and can out the medical emergency, then it would be a prudent time to initiate all these possibilities. Look at the cost of doing it now or later. If you pushed any agenda now, you could jeopardize the relationship itself. This is not worth taking the risk.
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My father age around 68 years, since few months / a year he withdrawal himself from social occasions and avoids meeting and specking with family members. He also having symptoms of Anxiety and Emotional Outbursts. Could you please guide us that who we should behave or act for help him to overcome from this problem.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
My father age around 68 years, since few months / a year he withdrawal himself from social occasions and avoids meeti...
We need to consider two diagnoses here: dementia depression serum tsh, vitamin b12, hemogram rft lft rbs electrolytes mri brain. We will need to review after these tests.
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I am 44 yrs old having wife and 2 kids age 10 & 6. I am working in merchant navy. Due to my job I am out of my family about 7 to 8 months. I had love marriage I am hindu and she is catholic and there is lot of difference in culture and I cant understand her language and we are staying close to her parents house. She does not allow any my family member to come to my house. Last one year she started mens hostel business and due to this she ask me lot of money and I never ask and she never tell me what she is doing with money. Now a days she leaves house about 9 in the morning and comes back 9 in the night. I need to do all my house work. When ever I ask her to come back early she start shouting on me abuse me and says you dont believe me. And she abuse my parents after that we start verbal fighting and she calls her mother and say everything I cant understand anything. She gets phone call till night 12. 30 and if I ask she says why you want to know. I am getting disturb bcz I have only few months leave after again I will go back to ship. I am feeling very lonely and cant understand whats going on her mind. Sometime feel to suicide and end my life. She start saying that I am mad and need to go to doctor. Doctor pls let me know what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Running a hostel can be a 24-hour job. She could be very busy, but when you come she needs to make some arrangement to spend time with you. Where are the kids in all this? how has your sex life been all these years? perhaps she could also be frustrated being without you for such long periods of time. I don? t know for how long she has been running this hostel but she should be earning substantially by now, if it is a profitable business, as I know it to be. Why is she talking to people so late in the night? why does she have to talk to her mother in her language only? there are too many loose ends and some investigation needs to be initiated. You can appoint a reliable detective agency to find out and to keep a tab on her dealings. If it is proved that it was all in vain, then at least you can rest peacefully in your mind. But if there is something going on, it is time to confront the same. You need not be foolish about it all. There has to be some account about the money that is being spent, her time, the children? s upkeep and definitely spending quality time with you when you come down. She seems to brush you off with weak arguments which are not good signs. Now if it is proved that she has been playing up, is she worth dying for? not at all. Nobody is worth dying for, period. Before getting into any speculation, find out and then do what is needful. You have a right to know about your wife, her dealings, her time of 12 hours out, and the wellbeing of your kids. Have a serious talk to her, if possible, after you have some evidence. Unless your parents have interfered or were rude to her, she should not be disrespectful to them. In all inter-caste marriages, the differences pose problems and can lead to a lot of complications, if the couple are not very adjustable people.
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Hey I am 19 years 6months older Guy. Now recently I checked my height I am around 160cm and I am really want to grow taller. What are the steps to grow taller? What food I should take daily to grow taller? Will I grow taller? Just I want to gain 2-3 inches and thats enough for me. Just around 167 that is 5.6ft I want to grow at least that ft inches. Doctor everyone is around me making fun of me. I really depressed feel to get even end my life. I cannot handle life with this height. Please tell me steps to grow taller. Please! Help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hey I am 19 years 6months older Guy. Now recently I checked my height I am around 160cm and I am really want to grow ...
We all are aware of the fact that our height increases up to a particular age and then it comes to a halt. Height increases up to the age of 18years in women and up to the age of 20 years in men. Increase in height is attributed to the production of growth hormone, called the HGH( Human Growth Hormone), which is secreted by the pituitary gland called the master gland of our body. It is rather difficult to increase height after reaching adulthood as the production of these hormones slowly stops. In most cases, the epiphyses of the long bones are fused as the last bits of cartilaginous tissue in the bones turn into solid hard bones. This prevents any further growth in longer bones. However, if the hormones are released naturally, increase in height can be observed. .Homoeopathic medicines acts as a catalyst in increasing the production of these hormones. Increase in height at your age depends upon a no. of factors like 1.Heriditary factor 2.Recorded any increase in height in last 24 months 3.Amount of effort you are putting in for increase in height 4.How much serious are you for your height 5.Will you give 100% if I show you a direction 6.Just do your bit with full determination and leave the rest to time,exercises and medicines. Consult me Fast for Homoeopathic consultation as you short of time
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I am suffering from body pains for the last 2 years. Can you suggest what should be done.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from body pains for the last 2 years. Can you suggest what should be done.
It could be due to 1. Stress/depression, severe physical/mental exertion, anaemia, 2. Low vitamin d/b12/calcium, 3. Diabete/hypothyroidism, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, 4. Get your blood examined for hemoglobin, vitamin d3, vitamin b12, calcium. 5. Consult physician with report for advice and treatment.
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