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Dr. P K Sukumaran  - Psychiatrist, Thrissur

Dr. P K Sukumaran

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MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist, Thrissur

52 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
Dr. P K Sukumaran 93% (2374 ratings) MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry) Psychiatrist, Thrissur
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MBBS - Government Medical College Kozhikode - 1965
DPM (Psychiatry) - Central Institute of Psychiatry Ranchi - 1973
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Sargaswaram Award, Indian publishers award published 32 Books
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Life Member Rotary Club
Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Sir now a days I used to get into aggression from inside so when I drink mineral water I feel the water is somehow sour or bitter which is unusual to past. Sir is it due to frustration or any acid secreted by my body against anger.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Ya you r having a temporary rise in anger that has to be treated Stress patients worry too much. No need to do so. Relax Nothing is going to happen to you. Take regular exercise daily Stop alcohol and smoke No need to worry. Take Oleanz 2.5 mg daily at night Yoga and breathing exercise All the best.
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I'm 19 years old. I'm having motion problem. I eat a lot of curds milk products and raw veggies at night but I excrete very less. Is there is something I'm missing in my diet.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Take lot fruits Cucumber Vellari carrot ladies finger Broccoli Orange Apple Banana two plates daily.
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I am 29 years unmarried man. I am suffering from pre-ejaculation problem during sex. How can I increase the sex time for better sex?

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I am 29 years unmarried man. I am suffering from pre-ejaculation problem during sex. How can I increase the sex time ...
Do foreplay more always. Then only start sex Premature ejaculation is not a great disease. Sexual act should be slow Take out and pinch glans penis in between Chlorimipramine 10 mg before ½ hour before sex Tadafil 20 mg for maintaining erection.
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From last six months I am facing ED and PE and penis nerves pain please suggest me.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
From last six months I am facing ED and PE and penis nerves pain please suggest me.
Do foreplay more always. Then only start sex Premature ejaculation is not a great disease. Sexual act should be slow Take out and pinch glans penis in between Chlorimipramine 10 mg before ½ hour before sex Tadafil 20 mg for maintaining erection.
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I Masturbate daily from last 1 year And I do not have any problem just sometime my hand and legs start vibrating and have memory problem but if I will leave masturbating suddenly will there be any problem or not and will I be able to born a child or not (married life will be fine) I am 18 years old so if I leave masturbate now will I be able to born a child healthy child.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I Masturbate daily from last 1 year
And I do not have any problem just sometime my hand and legs start vibrating and ...
No problem Masturbation is harmless It will never cause any ill effects No organ is damaged. It is a superstition more prevalent in the North. Semen is only secretions from seminal vesicle, prostate, Vas deferens, and sperm from testis. Nothing more. Just like secretions from nose during a cold as far as our body is concerned. No vitality is lost during ejaculation as we popularly believe. Masturbation is perfectly normal sexual outlet. No need to be felt guilty about it.
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I found ulcers in my throat n diagnosed as GERD .I smoked nly fr 2 months after diagnosing n later I quit smoking. Should I fear for cancer. M 22.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Very good you stopped smoking Hearty congratulations After 1 year all ill effects for your smoking will go.
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Hi doctor, my name is Anita, the question I am asking for my husband. From last one month he is feeling very uneasy, suddenly he getting nervous, not take food properly, suddenly his hands getting shaking, after few minutes he will be ok. To go out of house he is scared, we showed to doctor he gave some gas tables. Today after lunch he felt black out, giddiness n felt falling down. We don't know what to do. Please help us. Should I take him immediate to doctor.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hi doctor, my name is Anita, the question I am asking for my husband. From last one month he is feeling very uneasy, ...
If he is taking alcohol this type of symptom can occur. Atypical epilepsy also will be like this. So take his EEG and brain scan and you will be able to come to a diagnosis After a correct diagnosis you will be able to treat and cure him.
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Anxiety And Its Various Types

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Anxiety And Its Various Types

Anxiety and its various types

Normality

To know what is abnormal we should know what is abnormal. Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when speaking in public, for instance, or when going through financial difficulty. For some people, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives.
How can you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line into a disorder? It's not easy. Anxiety comes in many different forms—such as panic attacks, phobia, and social anxiety—and the distinction between an official diagnosis and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear. If you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, you may want to talk with your doctor.

Unnecessary  worry

Worry should be there normally.  But it should not exceed limits The hallmark of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)—the broadest type of anxiety—is worrying too much about everyday things, large and small. But what constitutes "too much"?In the case of GAD, it means having persistent anxious thoughts on most days of the week, for six months. Also, the anxiety must be so bad that it interferes with daily life and is accompanied by noticeable symptoms, such as fatigue.  Getting the basic features of anxiety is important to the sufferer and gaining insight is important in therapy
Sleeplessness

 Sleeplessness occurs in different types.  Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is associated with a wide range of health conditions, both physical and psychological. And, of course, it's not unusual to toss and turn with anticipation on the night before a big speech or job interview.  But if you chronically find yourself lying awake, worried or agitated—about specific problems (like money), or nothing in particular—it might be a sign of an anxiety disorder. By some estimates, fully half of all people with GAD experience sleep problems.  Another tip-off that anxiety might be involved? You wake up feeling wired, your mind is racing, and you're unable to calm yourself down.  Sleep hygiene is important Avoid tea coffee chocolate etc after 3 PM Bed room should be comfortable without mosquitoes , proper humidity etc.  No glowing lights should be there  in the bed room.  No serious work yo be done there. Go to bed only after feeling sleepy after reading or viewing TV  

Unnecessary fears

Phobias are some anxiety that isn’t generalized at all; on the contrary, it's attached to a specific situation or thing—like flying, animals, or crowds. If the fear becomes overwhelming, disruptive, and way out of proportion to the actual risk involved, it's a telltale sign of phobia, a type of anxiety disorder. Although phobias can be crippling, they're not obvious at all times. In fact, they may not surface until you confront a specific situation and discover you're incapable of overcoming your fear. "A person who's afraid of snakes can go for years without having a problem," . "But then suddenly their kid wants to go camping, and they realize they need treatment."  Phobias can be managed easily by systematic relaxation and if necessary with some anti anxiety drugs.

Muscles not relaxed

When you become anxious you hold your muscles tense and constant muscle tension—whether it consists of clenching your jaw, balling your fists, or flexing muscles throughout your body—often accompanies anxiety disorders. This symptom can be so persistent and pervasive that people who have lived with it for a long time may stop noticing it after a while. Regular exercise can help keep muscle tension under control, but the tension may flare up if an injury or other unforeseen event disrupts a person's workout habits,  "Suddenly they're a wreck, because they can't handle their anxiety in that way and now they're incredibly restless and irritable." Anxiety may start in the mind, but it often manifests itself in the body through physical symptoms, like chronic digestive problems. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea, "is basically an anxiety in the digestive tract," IBS isn't always related to anxiety, but the two often occur together and can make each other worse. The gut is very sensitive to psychological stress—and, vice versa, the physical and social discomfort of chronic digestive problems can make a person feel more anxious. Aware of the symptoms of tension you can get rid of it easily by relaxation methods and Yoga

Problem in facing audience

This is very common in the youth Most people get at least a few butterflies before addressing a group of people or otherwise being in the spotlight. But if the fear is so strong that no amount of coaching or practice will alleviate it, or if you spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about it, you may have a form of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia). People with social anxiety tend to worry for days or weeks leading up to a particular event or situation. And if they do manage to go through with it, they tend to be deeply uncomfortable and may dwell on it for a long time afterward, wondering how they were judged.  This can be overcome by practicing relaxation step by step systematically. 

Thinking of self always

Facing people is problem for many Social anxiety disorder doesn't always involve speaking to a crowd or being the center of attention. In most cases, the anxiety is provoked by everyday situations such as making one-on-one conversation at a party, or eating and drinking in front of even a small number of people. In these situations, people with social anxiety disorder tend to feel like all eyes are on them, and they often experience blushing, trembling, nausea, profuse sweating, or difficulty talking. These symptoms can be so disruptive that they make it hard to meet new people, maintain relationships, and advance at work or in school.  These can be overcome by relaxation, Yoga and drugs easily  

Panic attacks

Feeling of heart attack, going to die etc can be sign of panic attacks. Usually Panic attacks can be terrifying. Picture a sudden, gripping feeling of fear and helplessness that can last for several minutes, accompanied by scary physical symptoms such as breathing problems, a pounding or racing heart, tingling or numb hands, sweating, weakness or dizziness, chest pain, stomach pain, and feeling hot or cold.  Not everyone who has a panic attack has an anxiety disorder, but people who experience them repeatedly may be diagnosed with panic disorder. People with panic disorder live in fear about when, where, and why their next attack might happen, and they tend to avoid places where attacks have occurred in the past. These can be treated by psychotherapy and drugs

Going back always

We should live in the present Reliving a disturbing or traumatic event—a violent encounter, the sudden death of a loved one—is a hallmark of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which shares some features with anxiety disorders. (Until very recently, in fact, PTSD was seen as a type of anxiety disorder rather than a stand-alone condition.)

But flashbacks may occur with other types of anxiety as well. Some research, including a 2006 study in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, suggests that some people with social anxiety have PTSD-like flashbacks of experiences that might not seem obviously traumatic, such as being publicly ridiculed. These people may even avoid reminders of the experience—another symptom reminiscent of PTSD. Enjoying the present and completing the past is very important  Then only you will be able to live in the present and be happy

Wants to be cent percent always

Perfectionism is mostly unattainable and trouble for it The finicky and obsessive mind-set known as perfectionism "goes hand in hand with anxiety disorders," Winston says. "If you are constantly judging yourself or you have a lot of anticipatory anxiety about making mistakes or falling short of your standards, then you probably have an anxiety disorder."

Perfectionism is especially common in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which, like PTSD, has long been viewed as an anxiety disorder. "OCD can happen subtly, like in the case of somebody who can't get out of the house for three hours because their makeup has to be absolutely just right and they have to keep starting over,"   It can be treated effectively

Unnecessary repetition

Repeated unhealthy thoughts are very common.  In order to be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a person's possessiveness and intrusive thoughts must be accompanied by compulsive behavior, whether it's mental (telling yourself It'll be all rightover and over again) or physical (hand-washing, straightening items).

Obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour become a full-blown disorder when the need to complete the behaviours—also known as "rituals"—begins to drive your life, Winston says. "If you like your radio at volume level 3, for example, and it breaks and gets stuck on 4, would you be in a total panic until you could get it fixed?"

Doubting Thomas

Many peole doubt themselves and become doubting Thomas’s.  Persistent self-doubt and second-guessing is a common feature of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder and OCD. In some cases, the doubt may revolve around a question that's central to a person's identity, like "What if I'm gay?" or "Do I love my husband as much as he loves me?"

In OCD, Winston says, these "doubt attacks" are especially common when a question is unanswerable. People with OCD "think, 'If only I would know 100% for sure whether I was gay or straight, either one would be fine,' but they have this intolerance for uncertainty that turns the question into an obsession," she says.  If you have such problem please see a psychiatrist or psychologist

 

5 Ways To Deal With Depression!

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
5 Ways To Deal With Depression!

Depression is more than just feeling low or down. It is a serious illness that is caused by various changes in the brain chemistry. There are a lot of factors that cause depression, which range from genetics to change in hormone level, stress, grief, medical conditions and other life circumstances. All these can lead to depression and that is something which does not go away on its own. However, there are a few efficient ways through which patients can deal with depression. These are as follows:

  1. Exercise: Taking a brisk walk for fifteen to twenty minutes every day can be very healthy, not only for your body,  but also for your mental health as well. Dancing, jogging, cycling and yoga are alternatives as well. Although, people who are depressed might not feel like doing any of those things, but one should try to do them anyway. Once a person gets into the exercising routine, they will start noticing the change in their mood. Deep breathing, yoga exercises and meditation can also help people feel better and less depressed.
  2. Anti-depressants: Three brain chemicals that are responsible for handling your mood are norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. During depression, the brain circuits that make use of these chemicals stop working properly. In this case, antidepressants can be very useful. These tweak the chemicals that run through the brain and help improve your overall mood.
  3. PsychotherapyIt is a method through which therapists find out a person’s everyday stressors. This therapy is a powerful treatment for depression. Combining psychotherapy with medications can be even better and more effective. This also makes the symptoms easier to take. When a person talks about his feelings and problems with a stranger, it can help him or her release certain amount of stress.
  4. Social support: Talking to a friend or attending group therapies has proven to be beneficial. However, it is important that the person you talk to is someone who you will feel comfortable around. Therefore, it could be someone you know or someone who empathises with you. This is possible either with your close ones or group therapies where the people you talk with, have been going through the same problem you have.
  5. Meditation: Calmness and meditation can help you channelize your positive energy and thoughts over the negative ones. It can help a person see new perspective, develop forgiveness and compassion. Much like exercise, meditating briefly can help you gain immediate effects. It helps a person get over depression. This happens over time. One might not be successful in releasing their stress at once. It is a process that takes time.

The treatment that you get for your depression will depend on the kind of depression that you have. Some might get psychotherapy while others might get antidepressants or for some, exercise could be enough.

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We got married 4 years ago and having 1.5 year old toddler. If I some up my problems in one word Its misunderstanding My in laws are not allowing us to understand each other. My husband works in IT industry (b'lore). I live with my parents. My in-laws lives in another district. Our small fights used to become big due to in-laws instructions. They wanna know each and everything that what's happening in our live. (Ex: once my mother in law asked about sexual life ). In fact my husband used to discuss everything with his mom (this is the problem for me actually). I tried a lot to stop her at some distance. But couldn't. I fought. Begged.pleased. Nothing worked out. 5 months back my husband took me to his parents house for 10 days stay. There was a big fight between me and in laws. That time husband was not around. Immediately my father in law phoned my dad and husband. Finally all 3 said to my dad that take back your daughter. I said I won't go out of this house. For that they rushed to my parents house and shouted in front of my House. So I felt things are becoming big and let's go back to mom's place. Its been 5 months. My hubby visited my kid only once. He spent 5 mins with him and left. Last month I called my husband and said that I want to talk to you in person. He said ok. The next day I could see he has blocked my number and didn't come to meet me. We do not have common friends. I can not approach any relatives. Because as said I can't move anything beyond my in laws.  So here is the situation:  my husband close relative cousin is blessed with baby (they used to talk to my dad). They informed us. For her baby shower function, my husband stopped them to invite us (they felt sorry for this).  My husband's grandmother was hospitalized (now she is fine. Aged around 80). Came to know about this via another relative. Do I have to go see them or not. Or shall I maintain distance from my husband and his relatives till he realise and come back to me. What would be the wise decision. I feel like they will dominate me and my parents if I go meet them. I know my in laws hates me completely. Will my husband come to me against of his parents. We both doesn't wanna end this relationship as well. Kindly advice.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I have read your letter completely. After Hus and wife are a separate family. They have to live separate. If you want to live peacefully live separately without interference from in laws. Tell your husband that we are separate and we have to live separate. Discuss points of agreement with husband. Forget points of disagreement Do regular exercise. Take weekly holidays and have a small tour. Practice Yoga daily. U will be happy.
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Hi I think I have anxiety disorder. Pls suggest me ways to cure it naturally Suggest foods to eat and foods to avoid I am a vegetarian My vit b12 is 183 and de is 27 units

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hi I think I have anxiety disorder.
Pls suggest me ways to cure it naturally
Suggest foods to eat and foods to avoid
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Anxiety patients worry too much. No need to do so. Relax Nothing is going to happen to you. Take regular exercise for one hour daily Stop alcohol and smoke No need to worry. Take nexito 10 mg daily Yoga and breathing exercise All the best Stimulants like coffee tea smoking to be avoided. Curd one cup morning and evening is good. Lot of leafy veg, fruits of all colours eg rainbow fruits are good Omega 3 fatty acid containing fish is good or you can take tablet instead.
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I visited him now he has changed medicines from funil 40 and as per this the thought in my mind is of depression and it will get well soon.

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Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I visited him now he has changed medicines from funil 40 and as per this the thought in my mind is of depression and ...
Stress patients worry too much. No need to do so. Relax Nothing is going to happen to you. Take regular exercise daily Stop alcohol and smoke No need to worry. Take nexito 10 mg daily Yoga and breathing exercise All the best.
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Hello doctor. Please help me. I'm suffering with obsessive compulsive disorder. I always used to wash my hand. And feels like I am going to die. Very anxiety. I always forgets things. Very much believe in superstitions. Please tell me how to overcome OCD please. I am got married in early age. And my wife is pregnant now.(

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hello doctor. Please help me. I'm suffering with obsessive compulsive disorder. I always used to wash my hand. And fe...
U have to believe yourself Nothing has occurred to you with this symptom so far So nothing is going to happen in future also. Regular exercise Yoga Weekly holiday.
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Hi from last 2 days I have continuous headache, feeling uneasiness, with body pain not able to focus on work. Apart from that have the acidity problem and get the boil near anus once in two months. And also feeling of having the short breath problem. Is this due to continuous travel and climate change. Habit of smoking no drinks and purely Vegetarian is the diet.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hi from last 2 days I have continuous headache, feeling uneasiness, with body pain not able to focus on work. Apart f...
Should stop smoking Stress patients worry too much. No need to do so. Relax Nothing is going to happen to you. Take regular exercise daily Stop alcohol and smoke No need to worry. Take nexito 10 mg daily Yoga and breathing exercise All the best.
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After high sounded with anger to pupils, it should be cause of epilepsy? Sir I was angered to my 15 years child on basis of studies. Next day, he fill stroke of epilepsy more than 10 times in four hours for a second. What I do before going to doctor? Is it my mistake?

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
It is not epilepsy It is due to psychological reason Hysterical fainting Should not punish or angry to child Encourage the child to study Donot punish If child is not studying do not do anything He will improve.
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