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Dr. Anand Prathap

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Anand Prathap is a popular Psychologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Anand Prathap personally at K.F Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anand Prathap on Lybrate.com.

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I am 18 years old and I am having stress of studies, what should I do to get relief from this kind of stress?

DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I am 18 years old and I am having stress of studies, what should I do to get relief from this kind of stress?
Massaging to your head with suitable oil It clears the block in the energy channels that cause a build -up negative energy. It increases energy level, alertness and concentration. Wonderful relaxing therapy. It gives relief from pain, stress, insomnia, tension and tiredness. Helps to reduce the stiffness of muscle Reduces physical and mental fatigue. Improve the circulation to head, neck, scalp, face shoulder area. Relieves a headache and migraines. Stimulate healthy hair growth. Prevent hair fall and graying of hair. Anti ageing -relax facial and eye muscles to make you look younger and healthy. Key to increasing eyesight.

How to weight loss without having diet & how to increase mind power.

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How to weight loss without having diet & how to increase mind power.
. Eat small but frequent meals. Avoid long gaps in between meals. Avoid junk as far as possible. Exercise at least 4 times a week. Lastly be committed. Remember it's a lifestyle change and not a one time thing. It's a balanced intake that will last you longer. All the so called diets will only give you muscle and bone loss. The fats will remain as it is. So, try to first follow this seemingly simple tips.

Is memory loss always a part of aging? How much loss is considered normal? How much exercise do people over age 50 really need? Do sleep needs change as we age? How much sleep do we need after age 50? I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging? How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

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Is memory loss always a part of aging? How much loss is considered normal?
How much exercise do people over age 50 re...
Memory loss is gradual pattren in aging process. But in few poeple, its drastic&quick. Its all depends on person's life style, their past h/o tensions n worries or any shock& their reaction towards such incidents. Some times, these factors will not show impact immediately&as degeneration starts organ or system wise, symptoms like these also will begin. That all depends on as I said earlier. After 50's as its initial stage of geriatric period, as usual in many people mood swings, physical health disturbances all will start due to the changed balance in immunity, harmones, biological/physiological functions. So, in this period (actually from younger age onwards, following some ypga/meditatipn/pranayama/breathing exercises will help to ovrcome all these type of problems engaging on your onterested hobby also will do good. In this age, though you feel like to be alone, you should nt be alone. Try to engage in some communitis like charity, old age clubs etc as per your comfort. Mood changes, depression etc all depends on one's life style, relations with family members (like staying away from children, retiring from job which suddenly make a person feel like to isolated or unoccupied. So try to folllow the above measires will help better.

My height is 5'10, weight is 73, not addicted to alcohol and smoking, eating habits - veg and non veg both. Give me solution for premature ejaculation. Age -24 yrs, sex - Male.

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My height is 5'10, weight is 73, not addicted to alcohol and smoking, eating habits - veg and non veg both. Give me s...
Hi, premature ejaculation occurs when a man orgasms during sex sooner than he or his partner would like. Criteria for diagnosing this condition include that the man nearly always ejaculates within one minute of penetration or is almost never able to delay ejaculation. For most men the average time until ejaculation is about five minutes. Premature ejaculation affects many men and can lead to them feeling frustrated and embarrassed. Some men even try to avoid sexual intimacy because of it. However, it is treatable through counseling, using sexual techniques to delay ejaculation, and medications. By addressing the issue, you and your partner can enjoy sex. Doctors often try counseling to treat premature ejaculation. That may include psychotherapy as well learning ways to communicate with a partner about sexual dysfunction. Try the following: try the pause-squeeze method. If you and your partner are willing, you might try the pause-squeeze method for learning to delay ejaculation. Stimulate the penis without entering your partner. Notice when you are about to ejaculate. Ask your partner to squeeze your penis at the place where the head meets the shaft. Your partner should squeeze for several seconds until the need to ejaculate lessens. After 30 seconds, resume foreplay and repeat as necessary. This will help you to gain control and enable you to enter your partner without ejaculating immediately. Another variation on the pause-squeeze method is the stop-go technique. This is the same as the pause-squeeze method, except that the partner does not squeeze the penis. Use self-help techniques. These are methods that you can do yourself that may help you to delay ejaculation masturbate before sex. If you plan to have sex later in the evening, try masturbating an hour or two before. Use a thick condom that will reduce the amount of stimulation you get. This may make it take longer for you to climax. Avoid using condoms that are designed to increase your stimulation. Breathe deeply right before you ejaculate. This can help you to stop the ejaculation reflex. It may also help to switch to thinking about something boring until the urge passes. Change the position you have sex in. If you are usually on top, consider switching to the bottom or changing to a position that will allow your partner to move off of you if you are about to ejaculate. There are many remedies like this. All the best.

Hi Sir/Mam, My friend is married and now he is 31 it is been 18 months and from last 10 months he is trying hard to have a baby but no success he has done all the tests and everything came positive and his wife test results also came good. So in the course of showing to one doctor he said there is some PUS cells are present in his semen so that is the reason they are not able to conceive. So I kindly request you to provide a solution on how to decrease the PUS cell and increase the chances of having a baby. Kindly suggest what food has to be taken to increase the good seaman count He used to smoke and drink alot and now he has reduced to 1 cigarette per day and trying to quit smoking.

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My friend is married and now he is 31 it is been 18 months and from last 10 months he is trying hard to h...
Hello, lybrate user, * he needs to consume vit' a, b, c, e. * zinc, omega3, fatty acid, anti- oxidants, protein, amino acid, folic acid, testosterone to improve blood flow to reproductive organ. * tk, apples, carrots, bananas, almonds, walnuts, oyster, eggs, spinach garlic, pumpkin- seeds, flex seeds. Black chocolates. * go for meditation for. 30 mnts to reduce your stress, anxiety, nourish cells, tissues, penile, pelvic and groin muscle to improve erectile dysfunction & premature ejaculation, resulting which enhancement of sperm count b ensured. * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb nutritions, vitamins, protein, minerals to provide energy to d body. * your diet b easily digestible, simple, non- irritant, on time to b digested properly, avoiding gastric disorder. * medication: homoeo medicines: gentle & rapid to act with no adverse effect @ acid phos1000-6, wkly. @ damiana q 10 drops, thrice, with little water. * avoidance: frequent masturbation, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, polluted atmosphere, dust, smoke, scorching sun. * please, report fortnightly, your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Stay fit and fine. Tk silicia 1000-6 pills, wkly to reduce pus cells.

How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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At age 50, one must drink on an average one drink /day. Th consumption of this drink should be very slow ending anywhere between 15-45 minutes one drink is equal to one of the following:--- -250 ml can or bottle of regular beer---- -100 ml can or bottle of malt liquor--- -60 ml glass of red or white wine--- -30 ml glass of hard liquor (spirits) like gin, vodka, or whiskey. --- although tolerance effect of consuming alcohol remains almost same in age group 50-65 year if factors remain sam but loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression, in fact, depression in older adults leads to decreased tolerance but increased diversion towards alcohol just causing health issues.

I was ditched by a girl during my studies. It was very bad incident. I decided to concentrate on my studies and doing that one. But regular intervals my mind was going to past things which are giving pain. Tell me how must I focus to my career and to forget my past.

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 Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don; t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.

My sister is severely depressed. We took her to a psychiatrist but she did not take the medicines and threw it away. Now she is not ready to go to the doctor and will not talk t any relatives. We are really worried about her and do not know how to help her out? Kindly give any suggestions.

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My sister is severely depressed. We took her to a psychiatrist but she did not take the medicines and threw it away. ...
Good morning ~ I am glad that you are looking to help your sister. Depression can a disabling condition and as may well know it takes time to be able to look at the person in a way that would make her feel comfortable seeking and getting treatment. There is stigma that exists in society regarding mental health issues. I am not sure why your sister threw away her medications however it is best for her to talk to a psychiatrist online if she is not willing to go to them in person. I would really appreciate if you can have her take the medications herself or to seek help from me by booking an appointment. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.

I left antidepressants before 2 months and I am fine now. Sometime I am feeling stressful but I am managing it. In some situation my hairs stand up that will loose my confident and feel shameful.

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 left antidepressants before 2 months and I am fine now. Sometime I am feeling stressful but I am managing it. In so...
That is typical depression. You should be proud of yourself, that you are managing your anxiety without much trouble. You are feeling stressful not because of your depression but because either your attitude towards your job or lack of physical activity. I suggest you comprehensive psychotherapy treatment through telephone or online video conference. Alternatively you may consult a psychologist near your home town. Please understand, this treatment is a must for you. Do not ignore the symptoms. Take care.

I am a smoker and smoke 6 cigarette everyday I want to quit smoking how can this be possible.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health and you know it but still you keep smoking. But once you decide to act on what you know that smoking is not good for u, your treament starts there only. Its your determination which is more important. And then we can treat you with medicines, counselling and behaviour therapy and if you follow it properly, succes rate is high!

Sir I have some depression but I want to do sex which medicine I should take . Any capsules.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Sir I have some depression but I want to do sex which medicine I should take . Any capsules.
The details you pprovived are not sufficient to opine, hope you understand, wishing you all the best!

I am 43 years old. Past two years I am suffering from panic disorder and also sever gastritis problem. Please give me an advise to overcome the problem. Now I am taking Minipress xl 2.5mg for B. P. (two years), Rablet 20mg tablet for gastritis and clonazepam tablet for panic disorder problem.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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I am 43 years old. Past two years I am suffering from panic disorder and also sever gastritis problem. Please give me...
1. Eat well – Take a balanced Diet comprising of 45% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 25% protein, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Don’t over eat. Avoid junk, spicy, oily, high calorie, cholesterol rich diet, don’t skip your breakfast. Take warm, homemade food. Avoid food and drink from outside. Don’t skip or postpone your meal. Minimize consumption of refined grains like white rice, white bread, sugary or refined food. 2. Keep hydrated- Drink 2 liters /6-8 glasses of water daily 3. Do regular exercise for one hour daily like brisk walking/Jugging etc 4. Take adequate rest- 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 5. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation etc 6. Find time for relaxation and enjoyments with friends and family 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, improve concentration and relieve stress 8. Develop hobby, Learn new skill 9. Go for detail Annual Health check up.

I am a 29 year old male i am Indian I want to commit suicide please tell me a way?

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
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You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.

I am a student. I do not remember anything that I was reading. My memory get irritated soon. So what can 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 , memory and mind power consists of understanding, storing and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Post a private question to me and I shall provide you more tips. Take care.

Wt should I do when I feel depressed. because the there as on that my friends discouraging 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
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Wt should I do when I feel depressed.
because the there as on that my friends discouraging me.
Dear lybrate user. You have to first understand that you are you. You have your own set of skills and capabilities, good points and bad points, good attitude and negative attitude. You are made by your own thinking and actions, never by others. Therefore, ignore what others say and be self respecting. Take care.

I am suffering with less sleep and much anger. what to do.?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post-Gratuate Felloship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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I am suffering with less sleep and much anger. what to do.?
Your sleep is disturbed, stop worrying, take bath two times, have regular light exercise, avoid spicy and pungent diet, take fruits and fresh juices. Practice meditation, yoga and pranayam, cultivate positive thoughts, this will help in getting good sleep. If interested in comprehensive ayurvedic treatment, inform.

Hello doctor, I am gourav 25 year old a male. I am suffering for depression since 2009 due to many negative thing In myself. I was very shy in childhood and still I want to get rid from shyness. Lack of confidence my social behavior is not good and I feel social fhobia please help me to get rid of my this weak mental health and guide me to enjoy the life. Due to lack of financial problem I am not able to visit psychological doctor with a heavy fee charge. What should I do? Suggest me any good book.

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Homeopath
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Hello doctor, I am gourav 25 year old a male. I am suffering for depression since 2009 due to many negative thing In ...
Please follow the below recommendation for you: Exercise. Regular exercise can be as effective at treating depression as medication. Not only does exercise boost serotonin, endorphins, and other feel-good brain chemicals, it triggers the growth of new brain cells and connections, just like antidepressants do. Best of all, you don’t have to train for a marathon in order to reap the benefits. Even a half-hour daily walk can make a big difference. For maximum results, aim for 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic activity on most days. Nutrition. Eating well is important for both your physical and mental health. Eating small, well-balanced meals throughout the day will help you keep your energy up and minimize mood swings. While you may be drawn to sugary foods for the quick boost they provide, complex carbohydrates are a better choice. They'll get you going without the all-too-soon sugar crash. For further queries get back to me.

From the last 6 days, I have been facing breathing issues. It has become hard to breathe like the shortness of breath or like I have a feeling I can't breathe and this happens the most when I wear a t-shirt which is tight on the chest, sit on a chair, stand and it becomes normal when I move, do something, lie in the bed, eat. Once in a day I feel a pinch pain on left chest as well but that is not the major one. I don't smoke, not much exposed to air pollution. Are these the symptoms of COPD? I have been suffering from anxiety, stress, career pressure etc. Are the above symptoms related to the on-going anxiety? In 2013, almost 2.5 years ago, I took 70 tablets of clenbuterol by Asia Pharma over a period of 2 months for its unofficial use of reducing weight and during that dosage I had muscle cramps in left chest. Are the above symptoms the side effects of clenbuterol? Can that dosage still have effect on me? How can I ensure that they didn't have effect on me, any test? After leaving clenbuterol I lost the weight more than I expected and my cheeks had sunken and before that I had chubby cheeks. Now I am normal but my cheeks are still sunken. One doctor me to take Alfalfa syrup German in homeopathy to get rid of sunken cheeks, shall I take that? What are the above symptoms all about? COPD or stress or side effect of clenbuterol? How can I ensure that clenbuterol had no effect on me?

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From the last 6 days, I have been facing breathing issues. It has become hard to breathe like the shortness of breath...
Clenbuterol hydrochloride is a powerful bronchodilator that is used to treat breathing disorders like asthma and taking it in 2013 has no effect now and your problem is over anxiety and and you need antidepressant or anxiety medication.

I wanna quit smoking. What should i do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist
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Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.

I lost somebody close that year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. please help me.

MD - Medicine, Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I lost somebody close that year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. please...
Dear lybrate-user, 1) first accept reality of life. 2) accept truth. 3) birth & death truth of life; accept it. 4) keep yourself engaged in day to day responsibilities, work, out door playing. 5) talk to the people, relatives, friends, colleagues. 6) follow healthy lifestyle & healthy food. 7) physical exercise. 8) practice meditation & yoga consult for proper future management.
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