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Dr. Ananda Pratap

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Ananda Pratap is a renowned Psychiatrist in Nanganallur, Chennai. She is currently practising at BM Hospitals in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ananda Pratap on Lybrate.com.

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I am 17 and I love my ex a lot. He took my virginity and dumped me. This picture of intercourse will remain in my mind forever. How do I get him back? I love him more than my life. And I have no scenes of moving on. I do not wanna either. Is there a right way I can talk to him?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Why would you go after someone who has dumped you will he ever be true to you in future? no. Things that are looking v important for you won't even matter after 1 year let time time pass. Don't be so stubborn and ruin your life by going after a loser. You deserve better you are young many will come in you life to form meaningful relation with you. And you will be able to take mature stands then.
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I'm 16 years old and I just smoke too much and now my head is always hurting. What can I do?

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Take charge of life, be master of your life, go and meet some counsellor face to face. In your age it happens, lot many confusions are there. Social influence and peer pressure and lot many things. Talk to someone professional. Do not worry.
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Does smoking creates any problem of not getting hungry or does smoking decreases our body stamina and makes our body thin.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Does smoking creates any problem of not getting hungry or does smoking decreases our body stamina and makes our body ...
Absolutely right on all the queries. Nicotine suppresses appetite. The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke hampers the action of the haemoglobin and prevents the oxygen carrying capacity and therefore the person will feel tired and fatigued. The body will get thin because of the suppressed appetite.
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I have memory loss problems. I forget the educational things. J am soft nature person. I am not talking any tensions. I am a mechanical engineer, so I needs to keep all technical things in my brain but due to memory loss I am unable. I don't have a single bad habits. Please suggest powerful medicine.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Many of us are not aware when we are under stress. Please explore this with a counselor and you will be surprised how much pressure we are under without our knowledge. When you address that memory will return to you happily. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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My wife wife passed away in 2012 since I am having valium 10mg tab regurly to sleep since this not available iam having alprax 0. 5mg 5 tablets/day only during night but now I want to come out this habbit please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Losing your life partner is not easy for anyone. It is a huge loss. And you are young too. There are homeopathic, Ayurvedic meds which can help you sleep. Try to do meditation before sleeping it will help you to calm down and relax. If you feel fearful, anxious, sad etc, then there is counselling, where you can talk about the grief of losing your life partner. That will help you to heal you emotionally. Letting go of her but remembering her in a way which doesn' t leave you very sad and moving on in life can be learnt in counselling too if you are interested. Take care.
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I m 26 years male. My erection power is very weak. I had least erection. I m also a smoker. Suggest me some helpful measures.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I m 26 years male. My erection power is very weak. I had least erection. I m also a smoker. Suggest me some helpful m...
At 26 years of age, there could hardly be any organic reasons for erectile dysfunction. If you do not get good erections then the cause could be psychological. Consult me for treatment avoid smoking, it can affect your sexual capabilities.
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I am 33 years. I and my wife are in good sexual life. But sometime I wish to have sex with other partner. A few are about to do sex with me. Till now I haven't done with other than my wife. But I don't know why an interest comes in my mind to have sex with multiple partners. I mean 2-3 partners at a time. Even though my wife does satisfy, I don't.due to the above reason. Tell me what to do? Is this a kind of mental distraction or normal ? How can I control over such thinking ? Or suggest some solutions on effective fantasy like or should I go for a multiple sex partner ?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 33 years. I and my wife are in good sexual life. But sometime I wish to have sex with other partner. A few are a...
Absolutely ill-advised. Your mind often proposes a better experience and certainly it appeals to the libido to entertain such fantasies but it is rampant with trouble and dangers. Since you are already satiated with your wife, you should not indulge i such fantasies because it can lead to impulsive behavior. This can ruin your marriage and this desire may become addictive and you may not be able to stop it later on. The danger of infection itself is worrisome. But why would you want to spoil a good relationship to pander to your erotic fantasies? Just drop the idea and get on with improving your relationship and giving your wife a great time in life for being able to so satisfy your needs so well. Otherwise, you are tampering with your own peace and settled life to ruin it for good.
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Anxiety Disorders

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDPC, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Certified NLP Expert (California, USA), MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Here are Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Hello, everyone, I am Dr. Sudeshna Biswas senior consultant neuron-psychiatrist attached with Fortis C-DOC Hospital Nehru place and have my own clinic at CR Park. Today we are going to discuss a very common issue Anxiety. Now the moment we hear the word anxiety many questions come to our mind. What is anxiety? How do we know that we are suffering any kind of anxiety disorder? And how do we know that we have to seek any professional help? Does any age group or any sex acceptable to this disorder? So, so many questions come to our mind? So let’s try to find out the answers of these questions?

So now let’s begin with what is anxiety? Anxiety is nothing but Anxiousness in a stressful situation. Now when anxiety becomes overwhelming or starts interfering day to day life that is what anxiety disorder is. So let’s just try to find out what are the symptoms of anxiety disorders so you can detect the symptoms of anxiety disorder of it is there with you at the earliest.

  • Now there are two groups of anxiety disorders. The first group, we call it emotional symptoms, the second group is a physical symptom. Now emotional symptom could be in the form of apprehension, restlessness, reduction in the concentration, difficulty in retaining things in your mind that are memory loss. Physical symptoms could be in the form of increased heart rate or a feeling of palpitation, shortness of breath or a stomach upset, numbness in hands and legs, pains in hand and legs, headache, shivering, tremor and some more.

After knowing the symptoms of anxiety disorder let’s talk about what are the types of anxiety disorders?

  • Now there are many types of anxiety disorders. I would try to brief few of them. One could be a generalized anxiety disorder. In this generalized anxiety disorder, people have various reasons to feel anxious throughout the day, many thought keeps on coming into their minds of a different variety. Usually, when these symptoms are lasting for at least six months of duration people are considered to be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder.
  • There is one more disorder we call obsessive compulsive disorder. In this disorder, people might have frequent washing or checking habits. Once single thoughts which is not acceptable to them coming to their mind again and again. Now again if these thoughts are there for two weeks duration they might be suffering from an obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Some other disorders are there like we call it phobia is nothing but a fear of a particular substance. It could be in the form of fear of heights, fear of crowded spaces, examination phobia which is very common among the children.
  • Similar kind of other disorders includes social anxiety disorder. In this people have an anxiety of social situations. People become scared that other people are looking at them, probably criticizing them. They have a problem of public speaking etc. So this is one we call it social anxiety disorder.
  • Now few others are post-traumatic stress disorder. In this disorder people might have the anxiety symptoms after a big stress in their life, could be Tsunami for example.
  • Another type is called panic disorder. In this all the symptoms which are mentioned in physical symptoms, they usually happen for a short duration and people have the feeling that they are going to die the next moment.

So these are all, in short, the different types of anxiety disorder. We would just come straight away towards the treatment.

Treatment could be medicinal or therapeutic. There is various type of medicines available for such kind of disorder. Therapies are there like relaxation therapies, cognitive behavioral therapies and behavioral therapy and many others. So my request to all the viewers would be that please detect your problem at the earliest and seek the help of your near professional because this is a problem that definitely has a solution.

So now to end up if you need my help you can directly come to me by taking the appointment or you can use the app which is Lybrate which is a very good app in your mobile or you can just contact me through lybrate and seek up the appointment. Thank you very much. Stay well.


 

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My daughter is 31 n married. Recently her behavior has been very strange and violent with her husband, this has resulted in frequent arguments, fights, major difference between them. I would like to know the remedy and treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is impossible to give you a diagnosis or treatment prescription with this little information. However, this behavior is troubling and she certainly needs treatment. Ideally, she should meet with a counselor and then if that person recommends that she meet with a doctor she would need to do the same. It is preferable that she meets with a relationship counselor along with her husband to see how the relationship may have contributed to her condition. I am afraid that we cannot assume that her behavior is independent of her husband's interaction and that may be reflecting the malaise that haunts the marriage itself. So, before any judgement calls, it i9s better to meet with this counselor and see what unfolds.
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My wife gets bouts of intense anger frequently during a day and she targets me my daughter and son in law for petty reasons. She is 63 and no clinical disorders. No bp or sugar or any other disorder. Hw shall I get her treated?

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, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Please post a private question with all the details and I shall help you with those tips and tricks. Take care.
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I have phobia of lizards. It's to awkward when I get fear by seeing to lizards in the group of my friends. So please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I have phobia of lizards. It's to awkward when I get fear by seeing to lizards in the group of my friends. So please ...
Hi, take following medicine for removing phobia china officinalis 200 4pills to be sucked twice a day for 1mth. Revert back.
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My friend is 25 years old, he smokes everyday at least 5-6 sticks per day. He wants to stop smoking. What can he do to stop smoking?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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My mind is not clear. I have heart brake say I am not expressive guide me. I am easily fall in love with any one. I have not concentrate on exam also what should I have to do. Pain and memory is always wandering.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mind is not clear. I have heart brake say I am not expressive guide me. I am easily fall in love with any one. I h...
You have to get mind control by meditation an yoga and be practical in approach to others and all cannot love each other
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My 11 year old child suffering from stammering, since last 7 years. He can talk clearly with his friends but he is not wconfident when he meets a stranger. He hesitates in doing more conversation any one. What can we do?

Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (M.A.S.L.P.), Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
Contact a speech-language pathologist nearby your place.They can help you after assessing your child.
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My mental condition is not well now days because of personal issues. Getting angry soon. Shouting on every body. So many times I feel like to kill myself. Please suggest me how to get off from this depression.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mental condition is not well now days because of personal issues. Getting angry soon. Shouting on every body. So m...
You seem to be in an anger-related depression, and hopefully it does not go into a more severe condition. I think you need to meet with a counselor and a psychiatrist and get an immediate evaluation and proper treatment. Even after any prescription I recommend that you continue with the counseling until the whole matter is resolved. Your cooperation is absolutely essential up to the end: just a caution, many people quit treatment when they feel well, which is not the sign but only when you feel cured (as defined by the professionals alone) should you cease any therapy. Because you have an anger-related depression, there will be violence towards self in the form of suicide: you have become your worst enemy. This anger may be rooted in your childhood and it will help to investigate that and locate the genesis and treat the same with some therapy. In the meantime you can follow these simple rules too: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Work with a counselor who is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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I am suffering from severe weakness from last few days. My body feels like dull throughout day. It even affects my moral and positive attitude towards any activity. What can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from severe weakness from last few days. My body feels like dull throughout day. It even affects my mo...
take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach
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Hello doctor, My age is 28 male, nowadays I don't know why I used to remember the things hardly. Even yesterdays important things also tend to forget. Is this a disease or careless? 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 lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. 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. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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How To Manage Stress?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How To Manage Stress?

Children, who often develop unmanaged stress during pre-puberty years suffer from conditions like muscle tightness, headaches, stomachaches and other discomforts should try exercising, as it is a great stress buster.

I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid overeating and have better control of my appetite? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I know I overeat at meals, but I can't help it. If I limit my portions, I'm hungry an hour later. How can I avoid ove...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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