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Psychiatrist, Coimbatore

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Dr. Karthikeyan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Gandhipuram, Coimbatore. You can meet Dr. Karthikeyan personally at Preethi Medical Centre And Hospital in Gandhipuram, Coimbatore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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Alzheimer's - Causes And Treatment!

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Alzheimer's - Causes And Treatment!

With age, most body organs begin to deteriorate in their function. This happens to the brain also, thereby reducing the overall speed of functioning of most organs. While slowing of bodily movement is visible, the internal organs functioning also slows down, which is not that obvious. Memory loss or dementia is one of the main manifestations of this degeneration of the brain.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and the associated symptoms includes reduced reasoning abilities and cognitive defects. Though it is seen only in the elderly, not all elderly people will have Alzheimer’s. The overall quality of life of the affected person is reduced with difficulty remembering things that were recently learned. It is a progressive disease and as it gets more severe, a full-time caretaker may be required.

Causes: The brain cells are affected by protein masses known as plaques and tangles. These hamper the way communication between the brain cells happens as well as affect nutrition from reaching all parts of the brain. This leads to shrinking of the brain, eventually leading to memory loss and other problems. There is also a strong genetic linkage, as most people with Alzheimer’s have the lipoprotein A gene.

Symptoms: Though memory loss is the most common symptom, there are other symptoms:

  1. Being confused about places, people, and times
  2. Inability to find the right words during conversations
  3. Regular objects are misplaced
  4. Becoming irritable, (in someone who was not so previously)
  5. Mood swings
  6. Personality changes
  7. Inability to organise thoughts
  8. Not able to make the right decisions
  9. Repetitive talks and actions
  10. Forgetfulness (not something the person always does)
  11. Difficulty with numbers (again, not something calculations
  12. Difficulty managing everyday tasks and minor problems
  13. Suspicion of others (like immediate family members and friends)

Risk factors: While age is definitely a risk factor, the fact that not all aged people develop Alzheimer’s is to be borne in mind. Other risk factors include the history of stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressurediabetessmokingobesity, and poor lifestyle choices.

Diagnosis: While there is no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s, symptoms along with brain scans and neuropsychological function testing are useful ways to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment: This is aimed at two things reducing the rate of disease progression and treat (or reverse) symptoms if possible.

Cholinesterase inhibitors improve cellular communication in the brain and also manage depression and agitation. Memantine is used to slow the pace of disease progression.
In people with the disease, small changes are useful to help them with the symptoms. These include keeping essential things like keys and wallet in the same place, keep a daily diary to help them remember things, keep pictures of friends and family within visible distance. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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I can't sleep well. Also I can't control my emotion like cry, angry.so I need some emotion control pills. So can you suggest one pill for me doctor?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I can't sleep well. Also I can't control my emotion like cry, angry.so I need some emotion control pills. So can you ...
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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Home Remedy For Pain

MDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Home Remedy For Pain

Keep on clove in pain area of the oral cavity.

I am very weak and there is always pain in my body and mind what should I have problem? Tell me please.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am very weak and there is always pain in my body and mind what should I have problem? Tell me please.
Hi. As you are feeling pain in both body and mind. You should consult about your problem with psychiatrist in detail. Remember" early diagnosis and early intervention" is key for better prognosis.
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How To Stay Healthy During Exam Season

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
How To Stay Healthy During Exam Season

1 Exercise - you may be thinking exercise is not priority during exam but making time for exercise especially out doors can boost your revision secession and your health during stressful period. Exercise release endorphin happy hormone which improve your mood and help you reduce stress. So don't feel guilty of taking break for workout or even walk out side in fresh air.
2 Eat well - UK Charity 'Young Minds' recommends eating a balance diet during exam to keep yourself at optimum health. Iron rich green leafy veg get plenty of fruit. Summer berries to help with concealed level top up your level of omega 3 fatty acid.
3. Stay hydrated avoid coffee and tea drink plenty of water.
4 Take regular break it help your brain process organize and remember every thing you revised.

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Can you suggest me some depression pills, Please suggest, I really need one. (Highly depressed)

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Can you suggest me some depression pills, Please suggest, I really need one. (Highly depressed)
Dear lybrate-user, no one will suggest depression pills just because you ask for it. Those pills are called antidepressants. They are given for clinical depression - not for english word depression. Please come on online consultation with details or visit a psychiatrist. You will be diagnosed first and then treated accordingly.
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Is anxit .5 mg tab contains steroid. For how long this tab can be used. What type of side effects does it cause.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Is anxit .5 mg tab contains steroid. For how long this tab can be used. What type of side effects does it cause.
Anxiety is not a steroid, but still a dangerous sleeping pill. On a longer run they will shrink your brain, resulting in early onset dementia, personality changes, memory changes, even withdrawal seizures. Kindly consult a psychiatrist, get your sleep evaluated, and he will gradually wane you off the sleeping pills and give pills which promote sleep by acting on the cause of sleep disturbance, he may also educate you on sleep hyigiene.
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Symptoms and Treatments of Depression

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Symptoms and Treatments of Depression

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition marked by an extended sense of sadness and despair that affects how a person thinks, feels and functions. It affects the way you think and brings about changes in your physical and emotional self. In severe cases, depression makes it extremely difficult for you in carrying out your daily activities. Yes, the condition may significantly interfere with a person's daily life and may prompt thoughts of suicide. There is no instant cure for this disorder; rather it requires a more long term approach to treat this disease.

Symptoms-

The symptoms of depression are:

  1. Feeling of emptiness and sadness.

  2. Violent outbursts of anger.

  3. Disturbances in sleep patterns, resulting in insomnia in few cases.

  4. Constant tiredness and fatigue.

  5. Constantly agitated and anxious.

  6. Drastic changes in your appetite (usually appetite decreases).

  7. Physical problems such as headache and back pain.

  8. Constant feeling of worthlessness and guilt.

  9. Recurrent thoughts of suicide and violence.

Causes-

Although scientists agree that depression is a brain disorder, the debate continues about exact causes. Many factors may contribute to the onset of depression, including genetic characteristics, changes in hormone levels, certain medical illnesses, stress, grief, or substance abuse. Any of these factors alone or in combination can bring about the specific changes in brain chemistry that lead to the many symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder and related conditions.

Treatments-

  1. Psychological counselling and medications are the preferred treatment alternatives for depression. The medications that are used to treat depression are antidepressants and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It is important to consult a psychologist before opting for any treatment procedure. The doctor will carry out a thorough diagnosis and then prescribe treatment accordingly.

  2. Psychotherapy is another treatment process that is used to treat depression; this involves you talking about your condition to a doctor. It can help you find better and feasible ways to find solutions to problems and set realistic goals in life.

  3. Electroconvulsive therapy is another mode of treatment that uses electric currents to modify the functioning of the neurotransmitters. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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How can I increase my memory? I forgot things after sometime. Please suggest me. If.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress can foil concentration and learning ability. Although concentration is different to memory, they can affect each other. Concentration precedes memory. If you are under stress your concentration will go for a toss, then naturally memory will be totally foiled. So meet with a counselor to take care of the stress and your memory will happily return. You can follow these simple rules in the meantime: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Now take you pick!
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I am 40 years old guy I am gaining weight I do sleep properly pls help to refuse weight and to get proper sleep. Mostly I am stressed pls help.

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Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am 40 years old guy I am gaining weight I do sleep properly pls help to refuse weight and to get proper sleep. Most...
Running walking exercises are helpful to reduce weight. Sleep helps peace in day life it will not help to reduce weight. Because of stress you may take additional food also. Better to stress relieve methods. Be friendly with others. Be happy all the time. Please know stress relief and stress management. Or please consult psychologist. Best of luck.
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