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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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Hi I'm a male or boys I have seen rich people or lots of people drinking lot of drinks which r costly and only rich people can afford or drink it and they look fairer and healthy and their face looks glowing and clear, fair face and skin but we middle class people can't afford to drink all this expensive drinks so wat drinks should we drink to look like them to get or look fairer and healthy glowing skin on face and body please tel me plz.

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
Hi I'm a male or boys I have seen rich people or lots of people drinking lot of drinks which r costly and only rich p...
Dear lybrate user. Your are mistaking. Every rich man is not fairer with glowing face. Every middle class men are not skinny or darker in colour. Color and complexion depends on many factors like heredity and geographical area. It has nothing to do with drinks they take. Know right and stop worrying. Take care.
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I am 20 years old. I am male. I read in b. A 2nd year. Now few day's latter my exam will be started. So I am reading very hardly. But when I close my books for sleeping my headache was started. I gave two days sariDon. But no relief. 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 20 years old. I am male. I read in b. A 2nd year. Now few day's latter my exam will be started. So I am reading ...
Dear lybrate-user. You could have exam related stress. Take sufficient rest and get fulfilling sleep. Take care.
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I am 37 years old female. Suffering frm anxiety n panic disorders. Finally decided 2 meet a psychiatrist who prescribed for terbest-50 n if required signolol 20. But aftr going through d reviews n side effects I hav got scared as my condition is not so worse please reply soon n fast.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I am 37 years old female. Suffering frm anxiety n panic disorders. Finally decided 2 meet a psychiatrist who prescrib...
Hello, I would suggest that you take medication for a short time. That will help you control your symptoms. And while you are on medication, try other things I am suggesting and take proactive your to modify your life style and take charge of your life. Once you follow through regularly you will see positive changes in about 4 to 6 weeks. Once that happens you may consult your doctor again and explain him all that you are doing and try to stop medicine. It will work in your best interest. Both anxiety and panic attacks are manifestation of chronic stress in your daily life. Stress has become part of our daily life now. Due to being in this chronic stress there is lot of negative energy and thinking as well as behavior processes are triggered. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day.
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Conflict In A Marriage - How To Handle It?

MS - Psychotherapy & Counselling
Psychologist, Chennai
Conflict In A Marriage - How To Handle It?

Whether you’ve had a love marriage or an arranged marriage, it is impossible for two people to live together without experiencing a conflict of opinions at some point or the other. After all, each of us has our own unique personalities, habits and idiosyncrasies. Thus the key to a successful marriage is not finding ways to avoid conflicts, but discovering how to deal with them. Here are a few tips that could help you build a stronger relationship with your spouse.

Communicate with Your Partner:

Nobody except you can ever know what you’re feeling unless you share it with them. Many conflicts begin when one partner expects the other to be able to read their mind. If something is bothering you, don’t express yourself rudely, but sit the other person down and explain what and how you are feeling. Listening to what your partner has to say is equally important. Keep an open mind and try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes.

1. Be respectful: Feeling hurt is no excuse to start abusing or blaming the other person. Understand that if you begin an argument by shouting at your partner, he or she will turn defensive and not be able to completely understand what you are trying to say. Belittling a person can also shift focus away from the actual problem. Respect your partner and do not start an argument in front of other people or put him or her down in company.

2. Pick the right time: Never start an argument when you or your spouse are stressed (learn the ways to control everyday stress) or tired. In such a frame of mind, it is easier to get irritated with the other person than understand their views. When you are trying to resolve a conflict, the problem and your spouse should have your complete attention. Hence, don’t try and multitask by cooking or catching up with work while resolving a conflict. This applies even if you are talking to your spouse over the telephone.

3. Take time out: Tempers often flare when talking about a sore point. However, be aware that getting angry (learn more about to control extreme anger) or agitated will not solve anything. The moment you find yourself or your partner feeling too upset or negative, take a time out from the situation. Tell your partner that you need some time and walk away quietly. You can resume your conversation when you are both feeling calmer. However, do not use this time out as an excuse to avoid resolving the issue.

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She feels very weak depressed anxiety issues constant headaches anger. Not sure what to do?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
She feels very weak depressed anxiety issues constant headaches anger. Not sure what to do?
She needs to be taken to a psychiatrist for assessment. If she is very shy, go for online consultation with a psychiatrist. Her symptoms and severity can be evaluated by standard instruments and remedy advised. Some tests like Hemogram, blood test for thyroid hormones needs to be done, if suspected.
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Iam suffering from anxiety and panic attack. E. Agoraphobia kindly suggest me what to do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Iam suffering from anxiety and panic attack. E. Agoraphobia kindly suggest me what to do.
Hi Agoraphobia treatment usually includes both psychotherapy and medication. It may take some time, but treatment can help you get better. Psychotherapy Also known as talk therapy or psychological counseling, psychotherapy involves working with a therapist to reduce your anxiety symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective forms of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders, including agoraphobia. Generally a short-term treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on teaching you specific skills to gradually return to the activities you've avoided because of anxiety. Through this process, your symptoms improve as you build upon your initial success. You can learn: That your fears are unlikely to come true That your anxiety gradually decreases if you remain in public and you can manage those symptoms until they do What factors may trigger a panic attack or panic-like symptoms and what makes them worse How to cope with these symptoms How to change unwanted or unhealthy behaviors through desensitization, also called exposure therapy, to safely face the places and situations that cause fear and anxiety. You can also take these steps to cope and care for yourself when you have agoraphobia: Stick to your treatment plan. Take medications as directed. Keep therapy appointments. Consistency can make a big difference, especially when it comes to taking your medication. Try not to avoid feared situations. It's hard to go to places or be in situations that make you uncomfortable or that bring on symptoms of anxiety. But practicing going to more and more places can make them less frightening and anxiety provoking. Family, friends and your therapist can help you work on this. Learn calming skills. Working with your health care professional, you can learn how to calm and soothe yourself. You can practice these skills on your own, especially at the first hint of anxiety. Practice relaxation techniques. Meditation, yoga and imagery are simple relaxation techniques that may help — and you can do them in the comfort of your own home. Practice these techniques when you aren't anxious or worried, and then put them into action during stressful situations. Avoid alcohol and illegal drugs. These substances can worsen your panic or anxiety symptoms. Take care of yourself. Get enough sleep, be physically active every day, and eat a healthy diet, including lots of vegetables and fruits. Consult me for any query.
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Hello I am 22 year old guy from india, I am smoking from 4 years, my right tonsil is swollen and I was feeling pain, I took some antibiotics after consulting a doctor, now there is no pain, but its still swollen, please reply if its cancer ?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist,
Dear Lybrate User, It's unlikely to be a cancer. However if it continues to be there for a long time or if it grows in size then a biopsy from the tonsil can help to confirm or refute if it's a cancer.
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I am into men feet fetish. How can I distract my mind from it? Is it weird having such fetish.. Should I consult a doctor.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am into men feet fetish. How can I distract my mind from it?
Is it weird having such fetish..
Should I consult a do...
A fetish is when a person is sexually aroused by certain objects, body parts, or situations that are not usually considered sexual by the mainstream culture. Anything can be a fetish, and having a sexual fetish is not uncommon. To enjoy your fetish, start by accepting that it's a natural part of your sexual desire, and learn to communicate your sexual needs openly. If you and your partner are uncomfortable talking about your fetish, consider counseling from a sex-positive therapist.
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How I easily remember all subjects . I want to know . I want to score 80 percent.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, there are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1. Choline: good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2. Vitamin b: b vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the b vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin b1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin b3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin b9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice. Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin b12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3. Vitamin a: the foods highest in vitamin a are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4. Zinc: zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient. Zinc is needed to maintain normal vitamin a levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - anacardium 200/ once daily.
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Hi, Is Herbalife Shake is good for health by consuming it everyday or weekly once? Is that ok if a person consumes herbalife if he is having panic disorders or inner ear problems causing imbalance? As I heard herbalife contains caffeine and caffeine is not good for anxiety disorder people.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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Is Herbalife Shake is good for health by consuming it everyday or weekly once? Is that ok if a person consumes he...
It s highly dangerous on a longer run, and not approved by doctors, it can damage the kidneys. Also it carries very very high caffeine which makes you extra alert and can cause abnormal beats in the heart (ventricles). Avoid it.
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I am suffering from memory loss, is there any medicine or treatment for my problem? Please suggest me sir.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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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I have never done sex. I am involved in masturbation for last 3-4 years only, before that, you have not done. Now a days, I used to lie down on bed facing down, and rubbing my dick with the bed, while watching porn. Is it good for me or not? Should I Stop masturbating now? I'm planning to get married next year, what things should I need to do before marriage to have healthy sex life ahead? I used to discharge quickly while masturbating and nowadays, I'm feeling weakness in my whole body. I'm afraid in talking to girls or ask them out, I'm tall, though my physique is not good, I'm thin. Please help.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I have never done sex. I am involved in masturbation for last 3-4 years only, before that, you have not done. Now a d...
Please refrain from masturbating as much as you can as you are bordering towards premature ejaculation problem which if not treated can create stress after marriage don't make it a compulsion. Not much preparation is required just be yourself and don't be anxious. Practice meditation or exercise daily for 30 minutes. Consult me all the best.
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Hello sir/mam please tell me which treatment is permanently removed anxiety, nervousness, dizziness, etc I used clonazepam.

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hello sir/mam please tell me which treatment is permanently removed anxiety, nervousness, dizziness, etc I used clona...
Hi anxiety is a feeling we all get in a situation that is threatening or difficult. Some level of anxiety is important for our survival and to keep ourselves ready to face the upcoming situation and continue to work for it. The anxiety stops when you get used to the situation, when the situation changes, or if you just leave. Prolonged anxiety becomes a problem and it interferes with your performances and stops you to do things that you want to do. Consider coming for inperson or online counselling sessions which shall be very helpful for you to learn better coping skills in various situations, so that next time you face it you are better equipped to handle it.
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Hi I am 21 years old boy when I go for my studies I am not even able to learn and concentrate for 10 minutes what I need to get good concentration and I do masturbate at that time suggest me what I need to do to concentrate on my studies.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Try to controlthis habit of Maturbation and be focused on your aim.Always keep one thing in mind that you will get a lot of time and oppurtunity for Maturbation in your future but in studies there is no other option.What you can do is to play some video game in your mobile during that time or can do some other things of your intrest other than masturbation. Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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My mind got worried deeply because of a wrong decision I made few days ago. Due to that decion I have lost a property. How to stay positive. How to stop worrying about past decision.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you dwell too much in the past you will normally be angry. I suppose when you say you are worried about the past you mean that you are angry with yourself for the blunder. You must express this anger and get over it. That is the best way to overcome this feeling. Since you can do nothing about it, it is imperative that you accept that fact and move on. You must learn to forgive yourself and remember that experience is a teacher, and failures are your experiences. If you do not learn, then the experience has been wasted, and worse still you will be inclined to repeat the failure. Whatever the loss in the deal just let it be and tell whoever else is affected by this blunder and apologize for the same and when that is done I guarantee you will feel better. It is spilt milk that can never be recovered. Do some vigorous exercise to expend the energy of the anger so that it becomes manageable for you.
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I am suffering from headache since last 5 days. When I tried to study forcefully then I have more headache. Please tell me that how can I concentrate in study.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Lucknow
I am suffering from headache since last 5 days.
When I tried to study forcefully then I have more headache.
Please te...
Avoid hard study a rangement of light should be proper.do not study leaning on desk or bending your head try to be straight n do backward extension exercise of neck.
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Hi I am 30y male. I am huge smoked cigarette in day. Now felt some time pain in head and chest. Now I planning to quit smoking. Will you suggest me how could I drop this bad habit. I try alot but. Read more.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi I am 30y male. I am huge smoked cigarette in day. Now felt some time pain in head and chest. Now I planning to qui...
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. 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. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also 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. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Smoking is the second leading cause of premature wrinkles. It upsets the body's mechanism for breaking down old skin and renewing it.
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Most of the time, I'm being ignored from the childhood. Don't know why. But others don't like to talk to me as much as they talk with others.

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, I can understand. You are feeling lonely, pathetic, moody, gloomy, avoided and stressed. I do see your mind. Please don't worry. Everything can be made alright. You cannot change other people. But you can change your attitude and behavior pattern to suit others and then you can forego your loneliness. I suggest you one or two online counseling sessions and psychotherapy techniques should help you. Please post a private question to me. Take care.
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