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Dr. M. Prakash Appaya


Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. M. Prakash Appaya is a renowned Psychiatrist in Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. He has done MBBS . He is currently associated with Dr. M. Prakash Appaya@Mallya Hospital in Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. M. Prakash Appaya on

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I am 22. I feel always depressed and sad. I try lot to search happiness but atlst again the same thing. I am loosing interest in all segments like Health or education or family.

General Physician, Cuttack
I am 22. I feel always depressed and sad. I try lot to search happiness but atlst again the same thing. I am loosing ...
1.Go for regular exercise and play some games 2.Find time for relaxation like watching TV/listening music etc. 3.Develop some new hobby like painting/reading/writing 4. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotions and relieve stress 5. Avoid smoking/alcohol if you take 6.Sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 7.socialise with friends/relatives/family members 8.. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy veg tables, fruits and drnk plenty of water 8. Avoid severe physical and mental exertion
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My mother has always been very extremely possessive and she sometimes goes to extreme heights because of that. Recently on 28th April, I lost my father to cancer. He was diagnosed in JULY last year and survived only for 9 months. Those 9 months had a very negative affect on my mental and physical health. I got diagnosed with PCOD and Hyperthyroidism and the doctors have repeatedly asked me to avoid stress and tension. After my dad passed away, my mom's possessiveness grew to extreme new heights. She constantly keeps a tab on everything I do, who I meet. It feels as if I need her permission to breathe also. This has made me very volatile emotionally. I have started getting these episodes of anger, violence and uncontrolled emotions where I become so angry that I become abusive verbally. This is also taking a toll on my health as my bp sometimes goes as low as 80/50 then as high as 140/90 in a same day. I am unable to sleep, tensed, distracted all the time. I am seeing a guy she does not approve of but she needs to understand that he has been with me through the whole bumpy ride and even though I am emotionally a disaster right now he still refuses to give on me. She calls up in my office also asking about my whereabouts and travelling details and my job is also at risk now. All this is taking a toll on me every way possible. I really do not know what to do now.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
It seems that you and your mother both need help. As for you, you have pcod and hyperthyroidism both of which lead to hormonal disturbances leading to emotional upheaval causing outbursts and depression. Your mother still is going through the phase of trauma of your fathers death, which may take some time to pass. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist with all details, get a hormonal profile done before you plan on the management.
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I'm 17 years old girl, from india. I've always hatef myself I don't like the way I am, i'm anti-social I haven't stepped out of my house for entire month now. I often have mood swings and suicidal tendencies, I have no control on my anger. 2 years back I was raped. I haven't told this to anyone except for my boyfriend recently i've also been having problems with my relationship. I self isolate myself, I feel loneliness I don't know what to do! I wanna feel okay again help me.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Dear your life is very precious you have some purpose to take birth accident happened, try to forget it there are many needy woman for whom you can do something love yourself and get engaged in work all the best
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Hello I am 26 year old suffering from anxiety disorder and IBS. Doctor give me opipramol 50 mg antidepressant tablet twice a day. I am on 5 week of treatment 40 to50%relief. Doctor said that this medicine take 6 to 8 weeks for full relief .is this true .I have heavy head. Stomach upset. Dizziness. Nausea. Etc. please really me.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello I am 26 year old suffering from anxiety disorder and IBS. Doctor give me opipramol 50 mg antidepressant tablet ...
Dear Ravi, Opipramol gives relief from anxiety faster and depression later. You have 40 to50%relief already. The depressive symptoms will improve after few more weeks as your doctor said. At times, you may need more dose also, may be even 300 mg/day. Please consult the doctor again and follow his advice. One can not expect dramatic relief for chronic conditions like anxiety and IBS.
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I am 30 years old female. I am feeling severe stress and strain. Not able to concentrate on anything. Having tiredness and always feels to sleep. Please guide me how to get out this feelings.

MD- Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Navi Mumbai
I am 30 years old female. I am feeling severe stress and strain. Not able to concentrate on anything. Having tirednes...
Dear, you already have a medical condition of thyroid. It is very important that you change your fooding and lifestyle. Basically try to balance hormones. Eat lots of fruits and green vegetables. Drink plenty of water. For stress release do 10 minutes of yoga, pranayama and meditation each in the morning. Try Lavender essential oil for instant stress release. Just take 2 drops in your hankerchief or hand and keep inhaling.
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I am doing gym and I'm smoking too shall I stop smoking and what should I eat and my weight is 80 kg so what should I eat to be keep proper body fitness.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
I am doing gym and I'm smoking too shall I stop smoking and what should I eat and my weight is 80 kg so what should I...
It will be better if you quit smoking as its just harming your body. If you have difficulty quitting there are many treatments available to help you in the form of both medication and counselling. Continue exercising under supervision and eat a balanced diet rich in all the nutrients. While gymming it will be beneficial to take high protein diet like eggs. Please think seriously about quitting smoking.
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Dear doctors, anxiety and confusion are harmful for health? What are the dangers of anxiety? Due to anxiety, my weight is reduced, thyroid profile is normal. My bmi is 16.7. What are the dangers of anxiety to human health?

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear doctors, anxiety and confusion are harmful for health? What are the dangers of anxiety? Due to anxiety, my weigh...
Dear Raghu K, i like your persistent questioning. Certain amount of anxiety is normal. Anxiety protects you from dangerous situation to fight or to run away from the danger. Without anxiety, you can not develop yourself. As long as the danger is real situation and it occurs rarely, it is OK. For example, how often do you think you will face tsunami? If anxiety is prolonged and anticipatory and its affects your functioning (your obsession with weight, BMI, LDL cholesterol), it needs treatment with Clonazepam and Sertraline.
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I am currently preparing for competition. What should I do in the small breaks of my study hours. How can I motivate myself to be completely engrossed in studies without any disturbance. Should I drink milk or coffee or anything else to keep me awake at night. Plss tell.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am a homoeopathic doctor and I will guide you with my personal experiences.Firstly while preparing for competetion,dont be focused on marks,but be focused on your aim as these competetions are ladders towards success.Studying is the easiest way to achieve as much height as you can in life.Just think about the hardships that your parents faced till now and what they expect from you and what your responsibilities will be for your parents once to achieve success in life.Secondly everyperson has a hobby or a source of entertainment,now there are many computer games like cricket,badminton,chess that will relax us in that free time and our mind will not be distracted but for the time being our mind will be relaxed doing something else and you will experience a new energy in your life.This happens to me everytime.I know that many of the doctors will not agree with this but this is my perception of thinking and implementation.Just give it a try.
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Improving concentration

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
Improving concentration
Improving concentration.
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I am cocaine drug addicted boy how can I left this addiction. because I am very depress.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am cocaine drug addicted boy how can I left this addiction. because I am very depress.
When you enter hard drugs, you are into the troublesome area of addiction. I think that the impulse control under the influence of these substances can be very limited. The danger of you doing more harmful things can be heightened. Before you get into that kind of behavior, you please quit at the earliest. To enable that I suggest that you go for immediate rehabilitation to a recovery center and stay there for at least 6 months until you are all clear and clean. Even after that you must continue addiction counseling for at least three years to completely remove the physical and psychological conditioning and craving. You will be told and taught new lifestyles, schedules, habits etc. to totally recover. You must work on the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factor and the script issue. Many people will not be able to resolve drug addiction in particular if they do not reach their ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, i.e. the worst stage in their addiction to finally want to reform. Unfortunately for some unlucky few that can be death. So do be careful and do not delay seeking help now. If there are relapses, do not get too alarmed and give up. You must again persevere and fight this battle until you come out victorious. Your family members and medical fraternity must be there for you right through this recovery. You will also need to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings for a long time too after the treatment is over.
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Hi sir this is aaj my question is how to relax the mind at the time of depression?

General Physician, Nashik
Hi sir this is aaj my question is how to relax the mind at the time of depression?
You need to sleep properly (~8 hr per day), so prior to bed, I'd recommend a cold shower, half an hour of meditation with soothing music, try it, you can google for training video lesson for this before hand. Make sure to sleep in a completely dark room devoid of any noise. Try not to take any tea/coffee for at least 3 hrs prior to bed (practice it, it'll be worthwhile). Stay away from any kind of smoking/alcohol (if you do). If possible, early morning/evening go out for a light jogging session, you'll be feeling much better and refreshed if maintained in daily basis.
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Anger Management - 5 Yoga Asanas That Can Help You!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGCRCDM, PDCR, MBA
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Anger Management - 5 Yoga Asanas That Can Help You!

Many of us feel anger, frustration and dissatisfaction in our daily lives. While medicine and therapy can help extreme cases, there are other ways to bring down the symptoms with a proper daily routine, diet and exercise. Exercise can be an incredible treatment to discharge those sentiments. In case you wind up getting angry regularly, yoga can help you to deal with the problem while you are away or at home. Yoga can help with both managing anger and calming you down when you feel particularly furious at any given point. Some of the asanas or postures that help in doing so are as follows:

  1. Savasana (cadaver posture): With the cadaver posture, you lie on your back with your palms up and arms next to you. At that point, you relax every part of your body. While practicing this posture, concentrate on relaxing. Inhale deeply into your tummy. It is best to shut your eyes while doing so.
  2. Sheetali Pranayama (cooling breath): The cooling breathing exercise is a phenomenal approach to address anger. You basically roll your tongue (twisting in the edges) or press your lips together. In case you cannot roll your tongue, breathe in gradually through your mouth so that the air gets in through your tongue. At that point, close your mouth and breathe out through your nose. This practice is believed to lessen the anger and enhance peace of mind.
  3. Ardha matsyendrasana (half spinal twist pose): This posture strengthens the organs and relaxes your spine. You can perform this exercise by sitting with both legs in front of you, and then by folding one knee up while folding the other on the ground underneath the other leg. You then turn your spine toward the side where the knee is up and use the knee as a rest for your arm as you stretch into the stance. Try not to exhaust yourself. In case you feel pain, relax a bit.
  4. Urdhva dhanurasana (upward bow pose): This stance has been efficient in increasing trust between people with threatening or serious identity issues, and decreases anger. While there are a few approaches to accomplish a back curve in yoga, the upward bow stance is the most widely recognized due to the back twists that lead to better circulation of energy.
  5. Salamba sarvangasana (shoulder stand): It can balance out the nervous system. People who deal with anger issues or who have an antagonistic identity will find that this asana helps in lessening their outrage and anger. It creates quality and adaptability and helps the thyroid and parathyroid organs as well.

Doing yoga frequently will go far towards helping you deal with your anger in the long haul. In case you have an identity issue, exercising consistently will strengthen the mind. However, you might need to go to a class keeping in mind the end goal, which is to manage the anger.

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Hi madam I really feel die in my life I have many problems I am really depression in my mind how to control my mind please tell me madam.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi madam I really feel die in my life I have many problems I am really depression in my mind how to control my mind p...
Hello. The word depression has become so common in small things also when something is not happening as they want they become depressed. So one needs to understand the depression with it symptoms. Pls if you can give more details it will b easy to help u. Proper counselling is required. Behaviour modifications can be done. Metaphor therapy can be used but before the proper history is needed. You can start with yoga for relaxing your mind.
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How much hour should a student study in a day? I have my exam starting from March.

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 Abby. Any student can study any amount of time in a given day provide he gets enough sleep and mental rest. 7 hour sleep is ideal. One hour for entertainment. One hour for physical exercise. One hour for mental number games. That means a student can study upto 14 hours a day. Please consult a psychologist online or in person for advice, counseling and therapy. Take care.
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I am male 49 years. Since last 1 months feeling burning sensation in buttocks (not anus) while sitting in office chair / bike specially more when bladder is full and goes after urination. USG done not found any abnormality, kidney, bladder, prostates normal. Urine routine normal only pus cells 3-4. The sensation is not appearing while sleeping or at home during holidays or while driving car. No constipation or piles problem. Request advise the probable cause for this problem and remedial measures.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am male 49 years. Since last 1 months feeling burning sensation in buttocks (not anus)  while sitting in office cha...
burning sensation in buttocks due to sitting long time on chair or bike. pl. take while a rest during sitting..stand and walk for few steps and sit on your place. nothing more problems .. do bath with hot water in winter season.
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Tips to Prevent Depression in Adults

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Tips to Prevent Depression in Adults

Depression in adults is a lot different from depression in younger people. Adults have the overburdening thrust to believe they should be able to deal with any situation, however, adverse of their own accord. This pushes them to such a point that they bottle up worries and anxieties making themselves vulnerable to depression. Reaching out for help is almost a wager; lost before a fair trial. An elderly person could remain depressed due to varied reasons, but the cause is seldom remorse. Assuming the cause as sadness, it could depress your loved ones even more. 

Take a look at the following factors that can depress older adults:

1. Serious ailments like stroke, cancer, diabetes, thyroid and so on so forth.
2. The loss of a dear friend or a family member.
3. Excessive work pressure.
4. Stagnation in personal life, passions and goals. 
5. Lack of motivation to do the slightest of things. 
To prevent depression in adults the following ways should be kept in mind:

1. Interaction is the key principle: Adults might need to talk. Being a grown -up doesn't mean you don't need suggestions and advice of your friends and relatives. Try to interact with a person who you think is depressed. 
2. Try to identify medical conditions and look for reliable treatment: Medical illnesses like cancer or diabetes can take a toll on your mental strength. It can discourage you from living life with full vigor and energy. Thus medical conditions should be treated with due care and a person suffering should be encouraged to take professional psychological consultation. 
 3. Providing a person with space is mandatory: Adults hate being domineered or patronized. When they need space they should be allowed to be alone. It could help them deal with depression better. Staying alone doesn't always involve loneliness. People might need to clarify things to their own selves or might even need time to introspect.
4. Make a depressed person take care of a pet: The presence of a pet in the household can relieve its members of accumulating stress. An adult when made to take care of a pet has added responsibilities and will naturally have less scope to wallow in their own sorrow. A pet gives a person the love and affection he or she had been lacking all along.
5. Humor is a wonderful pill: Create opportunities to make a person laugh. Share jokes or make them watch funny shows.
6. Ensure the person gets enough sleep: A full night's sleep is extremely important. Insufficient relaxation can push you towards depression.

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Vocational Guidance & Career Counseling Benefits For Students & Adults

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Vocational Guidance & Career Counseling Benefits For Students & Adults

Choosing a career is a serious concern for students soon after completing 10th standard when one is required to make a choice of subjects for 11th grade. While still very young, many of us hardly know what is good for us and which field is best. For most of us, choosing a career is not a serious affair until 12th grade. However, once a student is done with 12th, he rethinks - “Did I make the right choice of subjects in class XIth?” I had always wanted to go in this field after school, but nobody guided me about subjects required for it in class XIth and XIIth. So, after completing school one feels very sad and frustrated that interest lay in A–field but wasted 2 school years doing B-Field, a totally different course of study.

Therefore, when selecting subjects in XIth, it is very necessary to have a career goal in place keeping the market in mind. In addition to this, selecting the right education institution in XIth is equally important. Eg. “I am interested in Fine Arts but my school offers only Science and Commerce.” So, the child takes one of these only and loses track of what he wants, sowing the seeds for future distress in the field thrust upon him. Unfortunately, not many students are able to discover their potentials and interests at this stage and end up making wrong choices.

In this scenario, seeking the help of an experienced and qualified career counselor becomes absolutely necessary who can assist in discovering your potential and aptitude and accordingly suggest the right course. Career counselor usually employs testing of three factors – aptitude, interest and personality. These aspects help the counselors in deciding the right career path for a student. With an increase in the number of opportunities in the market, the importance of career counseling has also increased manifold. People have begun to realize the fact that not all can become engineers or doctors and started exploring other fields depending on their talent and interest in alternate domains.

Sound guidance will depend on the qualifications, training and experience of the professional. It is always a good idea to first know about the professional expertise of the counsellor/psychologist on whom you depend for making a life-long career choice. Generally speaking, school counsellors are post-graduates with about 9 months diploma in counselling and guidance with a focus on school children. They may or may not have done M.Phil, or Ph.D to qualify as a doctor. Similarly, anybody with just a graduation degree in Psychology can self-proclaim as a Counsellor/Psychologist and offer guidance and counselling, charging much less a fees. For any professional you choose, the higher the educational qualifications, more the number of practical trainings from reputed institutes, and the greater the professional experience, more dependable will be the advice given by them.

Vocational guidance for students and adults is one of the best ways to choose the right career path. With a plethora of career choices out there, sound career counselling plays a pivotal role in ensuring that right career choices are made. This is rewarding, considering that an individual can choose the right career path as per the strengths and talents he possesses. Right counselling not only helps the person to grow in the job quickly but gives ample room to learn in his desired field.

Here is a list of some major benefits of vocational guidance and career counselling:

  1. Right assessment of weakness and strength: Career counselling is typically conducted by expert professionals with years of experience behind their back. They assess a candidate based on various aptitude tests. The test results rightly portray the strength and weaknesses of a candidate. This information plays a key role in determining the right career choice for a candidate. A person can ensure that he refrain from choosing a wrong career that leads to frustration and low work satisfaction.
  2. Right goal setting leads to better choice: A counsellor can help a candidate choose the right goal and help him to outline the process of achieving it. Furthermore, an experienced counsellor can help a candidate lay down a plan to reach the goal. A step by step blueprint of reaching the goal in a realistic manner helps a candidate to achieve his dream career faster. With right goal setting, a person can attend career success over a very short period of time.
  3. Explore various career choices: There are vast career choices that a person can explore that are available within the scope of a person’s expertise. A career counsellor can throw light on these choices and help a person focus on the right option. This ensures that a person saves a lot of time and energy while figuring out the best possible career choice that is out there. This is particularly true in cases where a person is trying to make a mid-career switch. 
  4. The right guidance and support: An experienced career counsellor can guide a candidate to get hold of the right set of skills and expertise that may be required to achieve a particular career. This ensures that a candidate is adequately prepared before the big opportunity knocks on the door. Right guidance not only cut down the preparation time, it increases the chances of success as well. 
  5. Search Support: While the job search is on, a good counsellor can help a candidate prepare in terms of resume preparation, cover letter, video introduction etc. They can also help a candidate with the right kind of networking to land that dream job.

To conclude, the crux of career counselling is to get the necessary guidance from a qualified professional that would help the student/adult in making the right choice regarding his career. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.

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