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Dr. T Jagathrayan


Psychiatrist, Salem

44 Years Experience
Dr. T Jagathrayan MBBS, BPM Psychiatrist, Salem
44 Years Experience
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Dr. T Jagathrayan is one of the best Psychiatrists in Campbell Drive SE, Salem. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 44 years. He has done MBBS, BPM . He is currently practising at Dr. T Jagathrayan Clinic in Campbell Drive SE, Salem. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. T Jagathrayan on has a nexus of the most experienced Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 29 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Salem and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - madras medical college - 1973
BPM - Tamil Nadu University - 1978
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I lost someone last year there was close me I am very depressed & lost please give me Tip for passing good time please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost someone last year there was close me
I am very depressed & lost please give me
Tip for passing good time pleas...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities feel free contact me and we could work together for few weeks to months to reverse your cycle and help you appreciate what you have. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I don't know why I start feeling nervous when I go out to play cricket especially when i'm batting. 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
For how many years you are playing cricket? experience is the critical part of self confidence. Don't worry. The more you get experienced, the more your confidence. Nervousness will be cleared then. Take care.
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My wife is 26 years old. Her father died 11 years ago by a truck accident. She loved her father very much. After died she highly shocked. About 2 years to get recover from the shock. But till now she has fear of dead body, accident, burning ghat. Any time when she saw the dead body or hears such a sound Bolo hori Hori Bol', she about to get senseless, even 2 times I saw that after since back she not remembering any thing for hours she back go to her childhood. Please help me to recover the problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife is 26 years old. Her father died 11 years ago by a truck accident. She loved her father very much. After died...
She has obviously been traumatized by, not only the sudden death of her father, but the manner of his death. Girls are normally close to their fathers and so this has had a great impact on her. I do not believe that she has genuinely or completely resolved his death. She has to go through some grieving therapy and so it is advised that you take her to a counselor to take care of that. Once she takes care of the grief and perhaps some anger too, she will return to normal pretty soon. You, as her husband, must be very empathetic and understanding and give her all the support you can to help her process this grief. She has to be encouraged to talk and express all the feelings and memories to completely deal with the issue.
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How important is to stop smoking? How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does your tolerance change with ageing?

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, welcome to lybrate-user. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. There is no safe limit of alcohol consumption. Even a drop can be fatal for liver. Quit alcohol. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I am suffering from love pain. Whom I am loving he is totally ignoring me. I am thinking all the time of him. I just want to get out of this pain but I am unable. I can not concentrate in any other thing. I can not handle myself. I am not getting any way. Please suggest me.

MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Go and talk to him and ask him if he says a no move on. There are better guys. If he has lost you. Its because he was not worth you. Do not waste your time and love on some one who does not care.
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From past few months I'm unable to remember whatever I try to memorize in studies like formulae, definition or some other so is it natural or any problem please let me know.

Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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My bro is suffer from depression he is 25 years old and he imagine so much which is not possible like he wants to earn money and in cr. And if we are not supporting him he blackmail us that he commit suicide or all this type of things which is not natural and he don't know that he is suffering from depression approx from 5 years my dad gives med for depression he only consult the doc is there really a treatment for rid of this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My bro is suffer from depression he is 25 years old and he imagine so much which is not possible like he wants to ear...
Yes, there is treatment and since he is young the prognosis is good. However, I am concerned that he may not have a depression only and could have a bipolar disorder. In which case the medical treatment has to be geared for that disorder. He will also need to go for regular counseling along with the medication. He should also check blood lithium levels and take these results to a psychiatrist. You must make sure that the person cooperates because many times they do not believe that there is something wrong and would love to quit the medication. Complying with all the medical prescriptions and working in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learning coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges the person will face is very important. There are certain adaptations that will suit him during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime he can do certain things that will give him benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. He needs to particularly look at his levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that he may never be aware of it now. Let him talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also he will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. He must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If his motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. He must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times he will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that he can do without the medication. This will set him back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned he is forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i.e. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in him for a personal understanding. His suicide threats must not be ignored and some day he could act out of an impulse. Inform the doctor about this too.
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Hi my problem is I am too weak in study means my concentration level is week how can I improve my concentration level can you help me please? Its too important for my future.

Homeopath, Ludhiana
Take five almonds with milk daily empty stomach. Do not take anything after this for one hr. You can do meditation. Its good for concentration.
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Me electrical engennering kar raha hu. But mujhe kuch yad nahi raheta. Or kuch samajh mei bhi nahi aata.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I Can give you study tips. 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am of 17 age. How can I sharpen my brain for my good studies. Any exercise or something else.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hi. You can do it by keeping healthy life style. Design your routine and make healthy food mixture of protein and vitamins. And some mental exercise.
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Causes of Depression-

M.Sc Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, P.G.Diploma in pachakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Causes of Depression-
Depression Causes-

There is no single cause of depression. You can develop it for different reasons and it has many different triggers.
For some, an upsetting or stressful life event – such as bereavement, divorce, illness, redundancy and job or money worries – can be the cause.

Often, different causes combine to trigger depression. For example, you may feel low after an illness and then experience a traumatic event, such as bereavement, which brings on depression.

People often talk about a "downward spiral" of events that leads to depression. For example, if your relationship with your partner breaks down, you're likely to feel low, so you stop seeing friends and family and you may start drinking more. All of this can make you feel even worse and trigger depression.
Some studies have also suggested you're more likely to get depression as you get older, and that it's more common if you live in difficult social and economic circumstances.

Stressful events-
Most people take time to come to terms with stressful events, such as bereavement or a relationship breakdown. When these stressful events happen, you have a higher risk of becoming depressed if you stop seeing your friends and family and you try to deal with your problems on your own.

You may have a higher risk of depression if you have a long standing or life-threatening illness, such as coronary heart disease or cancer.
Head injuries are also an often under-recognised cause of depression. A severe head injury can trigger mood swings and emotional problems.

Some people may have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) resulting from problems with their immune system. In rarer cases a minor head injury can damage the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain that produces thyroid-stimulating hormones.
This can cause a number of symptoms, such as extreme tiredness and a loss of interest in sex (loss of libido), which can in turn lead to depression.

You may be more vulnerable to depression if you have certain personality traits, such as low self-esteem or being overly self-critical. This may be because of the genes you've inherited from your parents, or because of your early life experiences.

Family history-
If someone else in your family has suffered from depression in the past, such as a parent or sister or brother, then it's more likely you will too.

Giving birth-
Some women are particularly vulnerable to depression after pregnancy. The hormonal and physical changes, as well as added responsibility of a new life, can lead to postnatal depression.

Becoming cut off from your family and friends can increase your risk of depression.

Alcohol and drugs-
Some people try to cope when life is getting them down by drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs. This can result in a spiral of depression.
Cannabis helps you relax, but there is evidence that it can bring on depression, especially in teenagers.
And don't be tempted to drown your sorrows with a drink. Alcohol is categorised as a "strong depressant" and actually makes depression worse.
Depression can be triggered by more than one factor.
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Hello. I'm student and I have lot of pressure of ca final xams as well as from office. My problem is DREAMS. I get lost into my dreams, they are normal ones like daily life but still I get lost and can't wake up early in the morning. What's the reason of getting so many dreams every night.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello. I'm student and I have lot of pressure of ca final xams as well as from office. My problem is DREAMS. I get lo...
We all dream at night. A normal person may have 5 - 6 dreams every night. But we don't remember these dreams, because we are fast asleep. We remember those dreams which occur when we are half asleep. Since, you remember so many dreams, that itself shows that you are not in the state of deep sleep for a long time. Our body is rejuvenated completely when we get enough of this deep sleep. But you are not able to have enough deep sleep and hence your body does not get enough rest. So you find it difficult to wake up early. Please understand that getting many dreams is not your problem, but not getting enough deep sleep is the concern. There might be many reasons for not getting enough deep sleep. Like you said your are stressed because of ca final exams and stress at office, this might be putting a lot pressure on your mind. If there are any other personal worries or health concerns, financial troubles etc then that also will affect your sleep. If possible go for jog/walk/yoga etc which will help you in reducing your stress. Try to go to bed at a fixed time. Have a cup of hot milk if possible, before sleeping. Before lying down, sit on the bed with legs folded, eyes closed and lights switched off and then take long, deep breaths. Just observe your breaths. Start counting from 1 to 100. Also recite some mantra/shlokas if you believe in them. Basically try to calm your mind before sleeping. In spite of all this, if you cannot sleep early, still get up at a fixed time, it will help you to fall asleep early the next day. All the best.
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My friend have a habbit of smoking. How to make him quit smoking. Is it possible to make a chain smoker a non smoker?

MD - Psychiatry
Hello welcome here. I understand your concerns for your friend. Yes its possible to make chain smoker a nonsmoker. But the most important thing in this case is your friend's motivation to quit smoking. If the motivation is high, he can be helped to quit smoking. The withdrawal symptoms are managed by drugs like bupropion (prescription drug). Also, nicotine replacement therapies are available. These include chewing gums and patches. The patch is easy to use. It is just to be applied over a non-hairy area on body and helps in decreasing craving. If you have more queries concern me privately
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How to reduce anxiety in hot summer days? How to chill in that condition of anxiety?

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
How to reduce anxiety in hot summer days? How to chill in that condition of anxiety?
Dear lybrate-user. Anxiety does not know winter or summer or rainy season. Anxiety is a mental condition and you need proper care and treatment like psychotherapy, counseling etc. Take care.
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I am engaged with my boy friend and getting married soon. I have 10 years of relationship with my boy friend. We both love each other so much. But he is very aggressive . He abuses me . I am addicted to him badly. Whta shayd I do.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
You must learn to be assertive. Learn to say no when it is needed. This does not mean that you are disregarding him. Each person is made of many different aspects, rejecting a small part does not mean rejecting the entire person. So let him know that you love him dearly but you cant stand the abuse and aggression. Give him more attention when he is being nice to you. ignore him when he becomes abusive. It is important not to offend him or confront him as a person but to convey to him that your objection is to a particular act of his. You have every right to do it.
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8 Diet Changes That Can Boost Your Brain Health

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
8 Diet Changes That Can Boost Your Brain Health

Brain health is essential for people of all ages. Of late MIND and DASH are two popular approaches that are leading the way dietary requirement for brain health. MIND stands for Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay whereas DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Both the approaches argue that diet plays a crucial role in maintaining overall brain health. Here is a list of 8 diet changes that can boost the brain health without having to take any other brain supplements:

  1. Leafy green vegetables: Leafy vegetables are tried and tested source of natural brain tonic. Vegetables such as spinach, kale, collard greens and arugula should be thoroughly washed and chopped. They can be consumed with salads, pasta, and soups.
  2. Pulses: Pulses such as lentils, beans and peas can be consumed with salads to maintain brain health. Alternatively, they can be consumed along with burgers to give it a twist. They can also be used to make patties. A mixture of black beans, onions and peppers can be mashed along with some spices to form the main entrée of the patties.
  3. Whole grains: A batch of brown rice, quinoa, oats or faro can be prepared and consumed to upgrade brain health. While grains comprises of fibre and makes for a very fulfilling meal. Whole grain can be prepared in batches so that it can be consumed throughout the week along with salad and soup.
  4. Home-made snacks: A snack made from walnuts, pumpkin, almonds and pistachios can serve as a quick snack during long drives and small breaks in between meetings. A small portion of these snacks will not only boost brain health but give a sense of fulfilment.
  5. Berries: Frozen berries are known to be extremely beneficial for brain health. They can be mixed with smoothies and consumed during breakfast and or in the form of snacks. Berries are a nice addition to oatmeal as well.
  6. Olive oil: the butter or the refine oil can be traded with olive oil while preparing vegetables and meats. It can also be used as a base for homemade vinaigrettes. Olive oil serves the purpose of good health and has hardly any side effect on the body.
  7. Poultry items: One can become a lot creative when it comes to consuming poultry items. Chicken breasts for instance, when cooked with garlic and onion in a pressure cooker, can be a real agent for brain maintaining brain health. One can add some flavour and consume it along with sandwiches and salads.
  8. Fish: One fish should be consumed once in every week. Salmon fish is known to have a great effect on mental health.
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I am 26 year old. And from few days I do not get sleep properly due to my work load. So what can I do for it. I get angry on anyone very fast. Please suggest me for same.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am 26 year old. And from few days I do not get sleep properly due to my work load. So what can I do for it. I get a...
Avoiding sleep due to work and other commitments can cause lot of physical and psychological issues. 1. Feeling of tiredness and lethargy 2. Inability to concentrate in academics and other aspects 3. Irritable mood and frequent mood swings. 4. Hormonal changes for avoiding these 1. Prioritize your work. 2. Take break from work at appropriate time. 3. Take power naps (sleep for 15mins) 4. Avoid taking excess caffeine in evening hours if still you have issues with sleep consult a psychiatrist for proper evaluation.
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My father is addicted to alcohol, how can we get him through this. He is 60 and we want a life time solution.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There are no guarantees about stopping one?s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by himself because he has become addicted to alcohol and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit him into a de-addiction center and let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that he can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. he will have a serious reaction, if he consumes even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ?cross addictions? i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father?s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems, and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with whoever else?s support he can get and act on it fast. If he is not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick him up, after he is completely drunk, and admit his by force. This will however, require the wife and family?s consent.
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I have a less confident in my self even I prepare properly for exam, nd I frustrating during exam nd forget the thing which I prepared.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------------- aconite nap 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops today night itself and forget this medicine now for 15 days p. L. 30. Ask the homoeopathic pharmacit to prepare thi medicine 2 drahm in 30 number globules and tart taking 4 tabs 3 timess daily for 15 days starting from tomorrow.-------------- report me after 30 days----------------------------- for proper management for how to build your self confidence, you can conult me and start taking the abovee medicines nd see for any change inyour life style--------------------------
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