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Dr. Ananda Pratap

Psychiatrist, Chennai

Dr. Ananda Pratap Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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 40 years old, and have depression since 3 years. I have been taking Cipralex 5mg. Does homeopathy have a 100%remedy for depression? If yes, please guide me. Thank. You.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
I am 40 years old, and have depression since 3 years. I have been taking Cipralex 5mg. Does homeopathy have a 100%rem...
Simple answer no! homeopathy or for that matter any other form of treatment (ayurveda, unani) does not have 100% cure for depression. Your dose of cipralex is too low! with proper medicine doses & certain lifestyle modifications, you can get better for sure! good luck.
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. Hello, I am a 51-year-old male, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2011. This is when I was nose-diving in life, by then I had seen a life which very few people have experienced that include globe-trotting, affiliation with power circles and pinnacle of luxury. I was highly successful in business and was blessed with money and full of joy. It all began in the year 2004 by losing money, assets, friends, relatives, business and contacts. I was descending faster than one can imagine. I was jobless and gradually I accepted that no one treats me the way as they used. I found it difficult to live without any source of income, I have had exhausted all my savings around 2006 and began to sell my properties which also included my home. I lived with the money which I gathered through sales of my assets. I could not sustain for long and then with great difficulty I found a job which too did not last more than 18 months. I had entered into the political system (to which I had access during my shiny patch) and had contested two major elections (parliamentary and legislative assembly) as nominee of one of the largest political parties in India and lost. The experience rendered an access to power coteries, even with which I could not continue beyond 6 years. After having exhausted all means, today I work as a sports facility manager at an isolated location as an administrator for a salary which is equivalent to my monthly phone bill 20 years ago. I am cut-off from all my contacts, relatives, friends except my immediate family. Some information which may be vital in your assessment: I have quit non-vegetarian diet 20 years ago, I am very concerned about animal welfare – especially the stray and uncared. I cannot tolerate loud music and noise. I do not watch television. I would like mention that in 2011 I did not take medication for Bipolar disorder. I had discontinued the same within 3 days as that made me sleepy for the whole day. I do not see any hope to recover as nothing seems to work in my favor, in any minutest way. Today I have nothing with me, home or any asset. The present work does not give me to save even a penny, I see no meaning to stick to it and have been considering the option to seek isolation in ashrams or spiritual centers in the hills. I am really clueless as to what I should be doing next. I would like to know whether the diagnosis was right and do I need medical help? If so, can I expect some changes and hope to live again? I will appreciate some advice and help. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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Hello, I am a 51-year-old male, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2011. This is when I was nose-diving in li...
You certainly need medical help but along with counseling, which I think you have not resorted to at all till now. Under no circumstances are you to discontinue medication without consulting your doctor because bipolar medicines take time to work and there are always side-effects to contend with. Bipolar used to be only a late-onset disease in the past but now it seems to come up earlier. In that connection, you seem like one along with all the other symptoms you have described. You can use the manic phase to become successful if someone professional monitors you during that phase and helps you out of the dumps during the depressive phase. There is a long-term effort involved and perhaps a lot of expense. So you do have a problem financially and also psychologically. Whatever happens, you should never become dysfunctional: it will ruin you. If you do not trust the doctor’s diagnosis, you should seek a second opinion. It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in an appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i.e. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding.
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I am a 26 year male and I recently had a long distance breakup since then I am feeling like I am in depression. Whag should I do to overcome this situation?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
This is temporary phase. A person who left you did not deserve u. Think that way. God has plans for every body. Relax and concentrate on work or study. Pray daily
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Dr. please help I m facing problem I can't remember anything my brain power is losing day by day I lost my business and confidence since 2 years please plz 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, 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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How can I get rid of cleithrophobia its like getting locked alone in a room or toilet anywhere please let me know thank-you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How can I get rid of cleithrophobia its like getting locked alone in a room or toilet anywhere please let me know tha...
If your symptoms are severe or life-limiting, it is always best to seek advice from a mental health professional. Systematic desensitization and other cognitive-behavioral techniques work very well with phobias, but should not be tried without the assistance of a professional. Those with milder symptoms, however, sometimes find relief from a variety of self-help techniques. Leaving an escape route, such as cracking the bathroom door or removing the locks from your bedroom, can help you feel calmer in many situations, but this is not always possible or practical. If you begin to panic, try using purposeful breathing or guided visualization to calm your anxiety. If you have a supportive friend or relative nearby, ask that person to speak calmly with you about light topics. Some people find that the Stop! technique helps curb anxiety, while others find that it does not work in the middle of a panic attack. Although cleithrophobia is never fun, it typically responds well to a variety of treatment methods. With hard work, there is no reason for the fear of being trapped to take over your life.
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I am a student of b. Com 1st year, after admit in college, I couldn't concentrate in my study. Please help me to come out from this depression.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am a student of b. Com 1st year, after admit in college, I couldn't concentrate in my study. Please help me to come...
Homoepathic treatment nat mur 6x 4pills 3times. Arg nit 30 4pills 3times for 3days and revert back for further treatment.
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How to increase the memory power?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
There are too many to list out here but there are a few suggestions which I think will help you significantly. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. 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 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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My mom is a patient of thyroid and also she has problem of high blood pressure. Problem is she gets angry on small matter. And she don't want to eat .and she always take tension. How can she get relief from it?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mom is a patient of thyroid and also she has problem of high blood pressure. Problem is she gets angry on small ma...
Dear Lybrate User, It appears that your mom is worried about her physical health. It also appears to me that she is having lots of stress. It is possible that she has certain things on her mind which are very disturbing and she is unable to share it with anyone. This is probably causing her anger. If possible, help her in expressing her feelings. Try to see the world from her view point, try to understand her situations. Express your own concerns and tell her that you love her a lot. Also tell her that she is valuable. All she needs is love and care and it is to be expressed verbally. You may also take her to a Counsellor, where she will get an outlet to express her feelings and the counselling process will help her to understand what is happening to her and how to cope up with her difficulties. All the best.
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I am 21 year old woman I have fear for everything and to explore in outside world is that gene transplant may improve our memory power, mental knowledge, talent or skill and attitude and reduce fear. please help me as soon as possible I need an answer because it makes me frustrated. I have fear to talk and thinking of what to talk if increase of attention of people towards makes me fear and fear about dogs, heights and i am not able to manage by self that is more important I want to talk boldly and confidently and my memory capacity and knowledge level is very low have to improve with that. Is gene transplant of knowledgeable person and orator or well managing personality skilled people gene help me? Really i am in need of that otherwise its just making me to feel discomfort a lot.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am 21 year old woman I have fear for everything and to explore in outside world is that gene transplant may improve...
Relax lybrate-user. You may be suffering from a kind of anxiety disorder. The things and situations that you mentioned making you fear are not uncommon. I. E. Most of us have the fear of them, but it varies only in degree. Your fear is excessive and irrational. Your idea of gene transplantation is rubbish. It is not practicable. Even it could be done, it will cost you crores of money. If you have a strong will, proper guidance and persistent practice you can surely overcome your problem. My initial suggestions are; 1. Learn and practice sectional breathing, kapalabhati and nadisuddi techniques from a good yoga teacher, it can help reduce your anxiety to a great extent at physical level and mental level. 2. You can train yourself by gradually approaching or facing the fearful situations. Let me give you an example from my own experience. When I was asked to deliver a speech on stress management in a women's college, I felt very nervous like you though I had prepared well. I went to the venue of the college, with permission, before 2 days, and sat on the stage for 30 minutes imagining 500 girls sitting in front of me. And the next day, I went to the same place and talked to a few girls and teachers who were going to be present the next day. Then I felt comfortable on the day of lecture because the place and some of the people were known to me. Like wise you can overcome any fear by facing it step by step. If you are not able to do it your own you can contact me again.
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How to reduce smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Let me take the liberty of assuming that you really mean that you want to stop smoking. On that assumption I must congratulate you because that is the foremost requirement to help you with that decision. But it is not easy because there are a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night! when you decide, it must be done immediately and abruptly. Waiting another day will jeopardize the decision. Since you want to do it I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here? s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. To help process all of the above and to get support, go for counseling and persevere with it until you are completely over it.
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I am 36 year m dholpur rajasthan. India wait 70 suffering thanatophobia from last 3 year please tell me some effective medicine.

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General Physician,
I am 36 year m dholpur rajasthan. India wait 70 suffering thanatophobia from last 3 year please tell me some effectiv...
Please describe all your problems in detail. If your depressed you will need antidepressants and details needed.
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Always feels stress and exhaustion, and can't sleep in time. Have hairloss and leg pain, palm pain Headache after study.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Always feels stress and exhaustion, and can't sleep in time.
Have hairloss and leg pain, palm pain Headache after study.
DEAR Lybrate USER. This problem is due to irritation and inadequate nutrition of the brain. So follow few basic things …. 1) drink only 100-150 ml of water during meals …. 2) don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meal… 3) avoid oily, spicy, salty, junk, fast, fermented and stale foods… 4) avoid coffee and tea… 5) try to sleep upto 10.30 pm … 6) do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning… A) eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals… B) take 250 ml of fresh butter milk during dinner. C) instill 3-4 drops of CHANDANADI TAILA in each nostril at the time of sleeping…… Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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My body is paining and I am not feeling better. Then you ask me that what am I doing.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
My body is paining and I am not feeling better. Then you ask me that what am I doing.
Hi, Take Arnica 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day Tab biochemic Silicea 6X 4tabs to be chewed twice a day for 1mth
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I am 18 year girl and am doing my graduation 1st year. The moment I sit for studying I start yawning and sleep. It always happen. I lose concentration, have headache and yawn uncontrollably. Even though I slept enough and have a breakfast and bath, the same symptoms follows. Please help me.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Losing interest, headache, decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist in person for effective treatment. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.
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How to increase brain catching power?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear I think you are talking about concentration and attention. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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Mere husband daily ek cigrate smoke. Karte hai but office time mai holiday mai WO nai karte kya karu jo WO permanent cigrate na Kate wo 5 se kar rahe hai.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Smoking is associated with significantly serious health problems like lung cancer, oral cancer, impotence, etc. The best thing is to quit smoking immediately to promote good health. If he cannot stop smoking on his own, consult a psychiatrist who will be able to help you. You can consult me if required.
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I am 28 years old I facing headache and body pain and depression. Depression not confirm by doctors. How to fix this.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 28 years old I facing headache and body pain and depression. Depression not confirm by doctors. How to fix this.
The best ayurveda herb for your case is 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Surely you will get results. Your problem is permanently cure by ayurvedic treatment.
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Bipolar can be treated by Allopathy or homeopathic drugs? Which is more effective? Tnx.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Bipolar can be treated by Allopathy or homeopathic drugs? Which is more effective? Tnx.
In my humble opinion, allopathic drugs are the agents of choice for treatment of bipolar disorder. Lithium that you are on is among the best medicines for bipolar disorder provided it is prescribed in the proper dosage and monitored properly. In cases where lithium is ineffective, many other agents are available to treat this condition. Take care!
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