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Dr. Anand Prathap

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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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What to remind yourself during a panic attack?

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
What to remind yourself during a panic attack?
What to remind yourself during a panic attack?
Carry a laminated card in your pocket which has the following written on it and read it calmly during a panic attack:-
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I am a student I feel very depressed with out any reason please help me how to get rid of this depression.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a student I feel very depressed with out any reason please help me how to get rid of this depression.
Dear lybrate user, please contact your college counsellor. The counsellor will help your to understand your feelings, fears etc. And will help you to cope up with life. Take care.
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My brother has a severe alcohol drinking problem, he is absolutely fine in the morning but once he drinks at night he cannot stop himself from drinking more and more, and after drinking he gets aggressive starts abusing howls all night but in morning he is absolutely fine goes to work. His Aggressive nature was an issue from a younger age. Please suggest something.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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I Pavan Kumar age 36 old, How can I Avoid Smoke, and my hart Beat was very fast why.

BHMS
Sexologist, Noida
Image result for How can I Avoid Smoke, Strategies That Work Set a quit date. Pick a day that you'll stop smoking. Throw away your cigarettes — all of your cigarettes. People can't stop smoking with cigarettes around to tempt them. Wash all your clothes. Think about your triggers Here are some tips to help you outsmart some common smoking triggers: Throw away your cigarettes, lighters, and ash trays if you haven't already. Avoid caffeine, which can make you feel jittery. Spend time with non-smokers. Go to places where smoking isn't allowed. Get plenty of rest and eat healthy.
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How to treat anxiety issues? From the last 8-9 months, my anxiety level has increased. I have already lost 7-8 kgs, my muscles are tight and sore. My anxiety level increases at the smallest of things.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to treat anxiety issues? From the last 8-9 months, my anxiety level has increased. I have already lost 7-8 kgs, m...
What are you worrying about? If you look too far into the future, you will be scared. Most of what you are scared about does not happen: as I remember in the last count 99% of what we worry about will not happen. In fact if you look back and see from all the worrying you have done so far, has any of those things really happened? In other words we simply trouble ourselves. There may be another contributor, and that is, if there were any past influences that have made your system prone to worry. You will need to check into your background for that information. When you do find out meet with a counselor and work this out. Counseling will help in training you will skills and techniques to cope with the daily challenges in life and will give you a fair chance to manage your life. You must also develop your constitution to make it fit enough to cope with fear, felt many times unnecessarily. You may be taking normal fear and converting it into abnormal fear like anxiety and so on. Take care of the following: Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be. You can also take two measures: To slow your heart beat breathe deep and slow into your diaphragm, it utilizes an extra 80% of your lungs to absorb more oxygen. The heart beats faster due to more oxygen requirement and slow breathing also reduces stress.
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Gender Identity Disorder

CST Psychiatry, DNB (PSYCHIATRY), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Gender Identity Disorder

Born as a male but feel like a female OR born as a female but feel like a male. Some persons are unable to feel comfortable in the physical gender that they are born in; their mind, brain, feeling and thoughts are all of the opposite sex. This uncomfortableness in their mind about their physical gender is termed as Gender Identity Disorder.

What's the cause?

We do not know the exact cause of this disorder, but it is hypothesized that developmental changes in the brain and the body do not sync, and the brain/mind is left with a different gender than the body. This is mostly an unidentifiable and unpredictable change.

What are the symptoms?

  1. Children might express a desire to dress up as the opposite sex.
  2. They might express replusion at one's own sex organs/genitals.
  3. As adolescence begins, they do not develop feelings of attraction towards members of the opposite sex. Some complain of revulsion about their pubertal changes.
  4. Males want to pee while sitting down, while females want to do it standing up.
  5. Their behavior is often more like that of the opposite sex, e.g. boys might display feminine gestures, while girls might indulge in risk taking and reckless behavior.
  6. As they become adult, a realisation that they are stuck in a body that they do not like causes depression and anxiety.

Diagnosis: A diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is made based on a detailed assessment by a Psychiatrist, who is specially trained in this assessment. WPATH standards mandate that this is an ongoing assessment, and involves facilitating the process of Hormonal Treatment and eventual Sex Reassignment Surgery. The whole process can take 2-3 years.

Treatment: For those who have severe GID, eventual sex reassignment surgery is the treatment and outcome. However, support of family, friends and a Good Psychiatrist can enable a smooth transition. Psychiatrists will often use antidepressants and anxiolytics to make it easier for the person to cope with societal and family pressures.

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My brother inlaw's child is have some thing odd behavior because he thought about study and not want to study please help?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My brother inlaw's child is have some thing odd behavior because he thought about study and not want to study please ...
Age of the child need to be told and check for anemia and Hypothyroid state and also tell him gently about he need to study if he is prepared
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I have reriyas problem I am smoke in age 16 how should to live this I have pen in luges some 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. 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. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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Hi. My daughter is suffering from stammering. She has stammering in few letters. Kindly help her to recover from this problem.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi. Please take her to any counsellor, to rule out if there are underlying fears, or is she scared of any one, or confidence issue, or may be any deep routed cause. Along with it also consult speech therapist. (it would have been good if you would have mentioned the age of your daughter).
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Sir. When I read any ques. For ans. So I forget sir please tell me that problem for solution.

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 Lybrate user, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are 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. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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