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Dr. Anand Prasad

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Anand Prasad Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Anand Prasad is a renowned Psychologist in Alandur, Chennai. He is currently associated with Rajendran Hospital in Alandur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anand Prasad on Lybrate.com.

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When I lift my hand upwards to grab the handle in metro or bus, my hands begin to tremble after sometime. Also when I am a little stressed my hands tremble or after lifting something heavy. I am not able to control the tremors in my hands. I feel socially awkward and low on confidence due to this problem.

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When I lift my hand upwards to grab the handle in metro or bus, my hands begin to tremble after sometime. Also when I...
Dear lybrate-user. The trembling hands symptoms is more associated with neurological issues, it seems. Please consult a neurologist. After his clearance, we shall discuss about social anxiety. Take care.

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• Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of death in the country.
• Six million deaths occur worldwide because of smoking.
• About 50% of smokers are expected to die because of tobacco–related illnesses.
• The three most important cigarette–related illnesses, which may be potentially fatal, are heart diseases, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Chronic bronchitis or asthma of the adult).
• Smoking cessation is associated with substantial health benefits.
• Smoking cessation can reduce risk of heart diseases, cancer and COPD.
• Quitting smoking can help even after development of smoking–related heart diseases, cancer or COPD.
• Stopping smoking before age 40 is associated with a larger benefit than stopping it at later stage.
• Smoking exaggerates bone loss and is a risk factor for hip fracture. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of heart blockage diseases all over the world.
• Cigarette smoking is responsible for 33% of all cardiac deaths.
• Quitting smoking even after age 60 is associated with lower risk of deaths.
• Smoking cessation also reduces risk of paralysis.
• Smoking cessation also reduces the progress of blockages in the leg vessels.
• Smoking is associated with premature aging in women.
• Even in smokers older than 80 years, quitting smoking reduces mortality.
• Quitting smoking means no smoking for three years.
• Bidi smoking is as bad as cigarette smoking.
• Tobacco chewing is as bad as cigarette smoking.

I am 28 years old. I got sometimes nervous when I speak. I am not able to introduce myself in a meeting. I have tried Siddha medicine. But I am not fully recovered. Could anyone help me regarding my problem.

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I would suggest you to take any kind of medicines. For some people social anxiety is pretty pervasive. The most common example is anxiety over public speaking. Making small talk, eating in front of others and using public restrooms also can trigger worry and unease for some. 1. Try a self-help manual. Self-help manuals are designed to supplement therapy, but they’re also good tools for working on your own. 2. Work with a therapist. If social anxiety is stopping you from doing things you want or need to do, or you haven’t had much success with self-help, seek professional help. Find a therapist who specializes in anxiety disorders. You can start your search here. 3. Practice deep breathing every day. It’s helpful to engage in deep breathing before an anxiety-provoking social situation, But practice this technique every day. This way it becomes second nature, and you don’t hyper focus on deep breathing and miss an entire conversation. 5. Create objective goals. People tend to disqualify the positive when they feel anxious, That’s why therapists encourage clients to create objective behavioral goals, he said. These are behaviors that anyone in the room would be able to observe. It doesn’t matter how you feel or whether you’re blushing or sweating (which you can’t control anyway) in a social situation. For instance, if you’re working in a group setting, the objective behavior would be to make three comments. This also gives you a good barometer for judging your progress. Again, you’re not focusing on whether you felt nervous. Rather, you’re focusing on whether you performed the actual behavior. Also, avoid focusing on others’ reactions. It doesn’t matter how your colleagues received your idea in the meeting. What matters is that you actually spoke up. It doesn’t matter whether a girl or guy said yes to your dinner invite. What matters is that you actually asked. It doesn’t matter how your child’s teacher reacted when you declined to volunteer for yet another school trip. What matters is that you were assertive and respected your own needs. 6. Keep a rational outlook. Dispute both bleak thoughts that undermine your performance and fuel your anxiety, and equally unrealistic thoughts that are irrationally positive. If you’re asking someone out, it’s not rational to think, “They’re definitely going to say yes.” But it is rational to consider, “They might,”. If social anxiety is sabotaging your goals and stopping you from living the life you want, seek help and try the above strategies. Social anxiety is highly treatable, You can get better, and grow in the process. All the very best.

I am 23 year old famle. I have social anxiety disorder. What should I do. I have problem in interaction with people. Can you give me solutions for this.

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I am 23 year old famle. I have social anxiety disorder. What should I do. I have problem in interaction with people. ...
About the issue itself: Do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? Have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? You can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too!!!! There are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of social anxiety to disappear from your life for good.You can go for personal grooming classes too. While regular vigorous exercise develops your body, the regimen will also enlarge your heart and help you handle stressful situations much more competently than others who don’t exercise. Dress well, eat well, sleep well and conduct yourself well in social circles to build confidence. Perform well in your studies and work, and feel good about your achievements. You could also go for hypnosis sessions to build your self-image from within. Now, remember that all your problems are in your mind: spiritual wellness, faith and prayer will boost your confidence really well. Emotional wellness will take care of the fear factor. There are lots of affirmations, if said three times at a time, everyday, they will gradually strengthen your concept of yourself. Yoga and meditation will also build you up. Speaking to a counselor will give you personal assistance in pursuing these goals. The ultimate test of a personality is in the social context. The greater test is when we meet with the opposite sex. And the final test is when we have to bed and board with a member of the opposite sex in marriage. If you wait for that time to resolve it, it might be too late and traumatizing. Even if you are afraid of people, face your fear and see what happens. They are certainly not going to kill you. So what is the worst that can happen? Really nothing, but it will feel great to have friends and lots of companions in life. We are after all social animals, gregarious by nature and need each other. So don’t handicap yourself on this front. Attend a personality development class, personal grooming class, public speaking class, and conversation classes. It will help to do a lot of this with a close friend, if you have one. If not, find one. We are into relationships all the time. It is near impossible to live without people. All research has shown that living with someone gives us good health and long life too.

My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrital300 twice a day. He is afraid of nights because of his sleeplessness. He avoids sleeping pills as he gets addicted. Pl advise which specialist he should consult, a neurologist, a psychiatrist or psychologist to treat sleeplessness. Thanks. Ratnam, 09848434175 email. Ratnam_chikkala@yahoo.com.

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My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrita...
Hi M'am Many a times we hesitate to speak out to our family, friends or close ones, but we easily do it with strangers According to me a many problems solve with long conversations, where we pour our heart out, doing this our mind and heart both feel light and refreshed. I suggest you to take your son to a psychologist, let him/her diagnose the level of the problem, if it can be resolved just with counselling sessions or therapies it will be wonderful, if not then only a psychologist will suggest you whether to go a neurologist or a Psychiatrist.

Hi im 23 years old male. Mera last 5-6 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actually last year mera meri girlfriend se breakup ho gaya tha, jiske sath mera 6mnths ka relation tha. Or jiske liye mai khud ko responsible maanta hun. I think mere ego or attitude ki vajah se breakup ho gaya tha or voh bhi kabhi-2 kehti thi ki mai uski baaton ko for granted leta hu. Mai roz guilt mein survive kar raha hu or apne aap ko jimmendar manta hu. Uski baatein roz mere mind mein 24 hrs ghumti rehti hai or uske saath spend kia hua time bhi. Mai bhi usko pyar karta tha Or mai janta hun voh meri life mein ab kbhi vapas nhi aayegi and I really miss her. Mera daily suicide karne ka mann karta hai. Aisa lagta hai jaise meri life ek curse hai. Or ha mujhe OCD bhi hai, but mujhe nahi lagta sab iski vajah se hai. I really don't knw what to do. Meri mind ki koi concentration nahi hai. Mai daily stress mein rehta hu. If you can help me toh plss help me ki wht I have to do really ki mai apni life phirr se khushi se jee saku. Aur apna mind iss cheez se divert karke apni professional life mein kuch kar saku.

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Hi im 23 years old male. Mera last 5-6 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actual...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of chicory + 3 drops of gentian + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of honeysuckle+ 3 drops of agrimony. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.

I m 50 years old man. My mouth is not open properly. Chewing tobacco products since many years. What can I do suffering this problem?

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Due to smoking and tobaco chewing the soft tissues of oral cavity as well as muscles get stiff over the period of time, results in restricted mouth opening. These habits also leads to the disease of gums as well. The first and primary treatment starts with quitting the habit. Execise to be done at home: - take the bundle of wooden ice cream sticks and place it between upper and lower teeth in front region for 10-15 mins. - repeat the exercise 2-3 times a day. - gradually increase the number of sticks every day. - continue with this exercise till desired mouth opening is achieved. - patience is required as this exercise will take several weeks to achieve the desired mouth opening. - this exercise will be helpfull only when patient quits the habit of tobaco chewing or else this exercise will not help at all.

I can't remember things for a long time. Please help me. Even my mind is strong I forget everything. Please help. What should I do.

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
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Dear user, welcome to lybrate-user. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.

I smoke from last five years so I want to stop it. After stopping smoking in how many days it's takes to cure.

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Hello, welcome to lybrate, you deserve an appreciation as you consider the thought to stop smoking. Smoking like any other substance do have a dependence producing quality due to the presence of a psychoactive substance in it called nicotine. Smoking if less severe can be managed with psychosocial interventions only. However as the severity increases, it needs an expert opinion to plan the management for smoking cessation which would include both pharmacological intervention as well as psychological approaches for complete recovery. At present you need an expert opinion to assess the severity of dependence on smoke, hence you can consult me to plan further management of your smoking problem.

I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time 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
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I lost somebody close last year and since then fell very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Dear lybrate-user kasif. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.

I am a 20 year old female. I am under depression and have headache 24 hours what should I do to get out of depression?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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Naproxen is only a pain killer and if the head ache is due to depression anxiety or stress it will come down with antidepressants and antianxiety medications. You need to consult a psychiatrist asap.

I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world seems dreamy dreamy, fear in public, foggy and distorted vision always thinking how I ll cum out of this. Please help since 2 years I am having this eating vegetables and fruits but still its not curable. Rply and tell me whether slowly slowly this scary symptoms will vanish or not. One of psychologist told me anxiety wil be cured by eating healthy n sleeping healthy..

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
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I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world see...
Hi lybrate-user, You are just 30, why you want to have such negative feelings. It can be cured only if we take some steps to overcome this. Eating healthy and sleeping well will not cure your anxiety completely some more additional treatment is required. Only if you undergo treatment and counselling your problem will be solved. First, I need to know more about your problem, whether it is caused internally or mentally. Only then we can decide what type of treatment is required. You need psychological treatment or other treatment either medically or not. Do not worry. Definitely we can cure your anxiety provided you should undergo treatment. If you feel free to discuss this further you are most welcome to contact me either through in-patient visit over phone, chat or mail. Be relaxed, you are too young to have some negative feelings. You should actually be confident and courageous and should volunteer for further assistance. Take care.

How to completely shut down/ distract my mind from sexually thoughts.

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Its one of the instincts in life, you can not remove it from your thoughts completely. Ok, it can be controlled or made in such a way where it will not hamper your other activities.

I am suffering with HEAT HIVES since 6 months, When ever my body gets heated through sun light or through physical exercises or anxiety. I feel itching and burning sensation with red spots on skin it disappears after my dody gets cooled. Can I use Homeopathy medicine APIS MELLIFCA 30X pills , if so how many pills should I take daily? Before meals or after meals?

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I am suffering with HEAT HIVES since 6 months,
When ever my body gets heated through sun light or through physical ex...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, symptoms which you are telling is also known as urticaria, only homoeopathy can cure it completely, you can take apis mellifica but for this there is rhus tox and urtica urens are also good medicines for this problem, you can take three of them once daily.

Sir, I am 21 years old boy, now I cant concentrate my mind and my medically energy is getting very low. What to do?

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
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Deep breathing and sirsabhimukhasan, eat badam and pista, eat nutritious food 4 times a day, drink more water, sleep for 8 hours daily, control on tv, mobile phone, computer, radio etc.

My son who s 2.5 years old likes children and wants to play with them. But in my home there is no small kids equivalent to his age so he used to play with elder boys but I dnt like it. I feel they are teasing my son and making fun of him. But my son wants their company oly. Pls suggest me to save my son from them.

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Playing with older children is just as important as playing with same age peers. He will still need to learn to mix with all age groups and find his place with them. If these children are making fun of your son, then taking him away from them is a temporary solution. What will you do when he goes to school/ college/office and his friends or colleagues make fun of him? he needs to learn how to protect himself and yet be a part of that group. As his mother, you can talk to the group of boys and tell them how hurtful and scary it is for your son when they tease him. If they are not meaning any harm, then they will stop it otherwise you have the option of pulling him out of that group. Gradually you will need to teach him how to draw his boundaries with bullies and protect himself physically and psychologically. But your problem is that he doesn't have another friend circle. He's of an age when he can join play groups and learn simple stuff along with appropriate social behaviours at that age. I have seen mothers taking their children out to meet cousins, friends who live in other area or go play in a nearby locality park. You could even invite parents with young children to your house so that your son gets company. If none of this works out then you might consider moving house to an area which is catering to your child's current needs. It is important that he mixes with other children so that he learns appropriate social skills and for his mental and physical development. You might risk him feeling lonely, unsociable and cranky if he doesn't find company.

I am suffering from pain in region including lower abdomen and scrotal sac I think it might be orchitis but I'm not sure. Pain occurs suddenly and is sharp in nature. History of present illness is past 3 months as pain occurs suddenly no fixed time. I had my USG OF ABDOMEN DONE. IT WAS NORMAL. I also fear of it to be hernia? But actually what it is and proper treatment for it.

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I am suffering from pain in region including lower abdomen and scrotal sac I think it might be orchitis but I'm not s...
May be a simple pull on the testis during some inadvertant jump of vehicle over some speed breaker or a pothole on the road, because your USG is reportedly normal ( ruling out a ureteric stone, which could cause a raditing pain in lower abdomen to scrotal sac ), and you are not complaining of burning or obstructed urination hence less likely to be due to bladder infection. Try to wear a लंगोट to support the testis for 15 days and drive cautiously in rough roads. I hope it will subside after that.

How long take to cure 'Social Anxiety Disorder' using 'Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

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Cognitive behaviour therapy works better in OCD, anxiety disorder and depression , but it may take long time to cure unless it is combined with some medications. CBT is a form of psychotherapy and if combined with pharmacotherapy it works best.

Dear Sir, madam, from two days I am getting useless thoughts in my brain and not getting sleep due to that. can you give help me out on this.

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Dear Sir, madam, from two days I am getting useless thoughts in my brain and not getting sleep due to that. can you g...
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee, cola in late evening after. take healthy diet. avoid stress. do yoga and meditation.

Hi i am 18 years old and I've been smoking herbal shisha. My dad won't let me buy one. We know its not good for us but herbal is better than tobacco shisha right? And I used to smoke cigarettes and herbal shisha is better than that right? I just wanna show my dad it is bad but not the point of tobacco or cigarettes. I also never heard of someone get cancer from it. Its not ruled out but still. Please advise.

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Perhaps this article will help throw some light on your mis-perceptions. the other danger is that because it is a smoking habit but without tobacco after sometime you will easily switch over to tobacco smoking too. Read this article: Just because something is marketed as herbal doesn’t make it healthy—especially when it comes to smoking shisha, which can contain toxic metals, tar and other carcinogenic compounds sometimes on par with cigarettes, warn researchers from the University of Alberta. In a new study published this month in the peer-reviewed journal Tobacco Control, an international team of researchers led by the U of A studied three popular Canadian brands of herbal shisha and found trace toxic metals such as chromium, nickel and arsenic, in addition to high levels of tar in smoke inhaled from shisha hookahs, or water pipes. Herbal shisha also contained carcinogenic compounds such as chrysene, found in coal tar, and naphthalene, used in mothballs, in levels matching or exceeding what’s found in cigarettes. None of the three brands identified ingredients or had content warnings—a level of oversight not required in Alberta. “It’s a misuse of the word herbal, which has a connotation of health,” said Barry Finegan, lead author and a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. “Unlike a bottle of pop, which contains a list of ingredients, you can buy a package of shisha material commercially and have no idea what’s actually in it. A consumer cannot assess carefully what’s in the package and whether there’s a potential health risk; there’s no consistency to it.”
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