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Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Prakash

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Prakash Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Prakash is a popular Psychologist in Velachery, Chennai. He is currently practising at Psychological Services in Velachery, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Prakash on Lybrate.com.

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I am feeling very lonely n upset, I have a family n two kids yet I am alone, at times feeling like ran away from everyone. I am always in a angry mood. I really do not know what to do. please Someone help me out of this situation.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Dear madam running is not a solution. If you are running from your problem then the problem will become more big. In such case you need a proper counselling. Talk to your husband and make him understand your feelings.
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I always feel jealous when I see people better than me and I always compare my face body with other people and then get depressed.please help me get rid of such thinking?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I always feel jealous when I see people better than me and I always compare my face body with other people and then g...
this is called inferiority complex. generally not only every one have the same feelings. but when compared to others you are very sensitive. every one is better in the world everyone feel like. if we are not settled or succeed up to that we have feelings like this. once you settled you have your own set of thoughts. that time you tell like that i am like, i dont like that like that you may talk. so, please study well first settle automatically your self confidence will delop. upto that please dont compare with others feel always confident, enjoy your good age of movements in every day. have a good day. best of luck.
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I tried to quit smoking. And didn't smoke for 3 days. From that day am having headache and dizziness. Feeling like vomiting and sometimes vertigo also. After that I'm smoking half cigarettes whenever headache is severe, considering it as withdrawal symptom. Is there any other problem?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Gaurav, You need to be appreciated for your decision to quit smoking. You have withdrawal symptoms as headache. Keep on motivating yourself to quit by smoking half cigarette and postponing the urge to smoke by few minutes. It will help you to reduce headache and also no smoking. Though headache goes away in few weeks, the cravings will continue for few months. Make a family member or friend to appreciate your effort to fight the craving
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I am feeling always tensed, stressed as I am taking tensions for y 10std studies. Please suggest some tips to decrease stress. Also I am feeling very weak from inside.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am feeling always tensed, stressed as I am taking tensions for y 10std studies. Please suggest some tips to decreas...
Stress is very subjective and if you use it properly you ll succeed. Start following your own self study time table with a difficult stuff on a priority. It would give you an organized day and help in your studies. Start yoga and meditation. Read novels. Cultivate your hobbies but for a brief time since its 10th now. Group discussion would b helpful too. And bottomline your study should b your priority now all the best!
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I have ulcer. Doctor gvs me some medicines like lesuride. And pantop hp. My actual problem is high anxiety, fear. Some times I cannot go outside, do not concentrate any thing. Gas trouble(high). I have done endoscopy, it shows 2 or more scratches in my abdominal. I cannot sleep well, study well, don' t concentrate any thing, high mental depression. I consult a psychiatrist he gives me lonazep 0. 5 and some medicines. Without lonazep I cannot go outside. Plz help me doctors what is my actual problem? I want to live a normal human without these worries. I am a regular smoker and some times use khainis. 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, physical illnesses is common and becoming anxious about such illnesses is more common. You should understand yourself. There is no use worrying. Worrying deteriorates your physical condition also. I think two or more health related counseling should clear your problem. Please let me know if you are willing for telephonic counseling. Take care.
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I often get pissed off, merely couldn't control my anger. When I feel depressed on small issues my thoughts easily take me to hangout in bar. How could I over come from boozing.

BHMS, MD HOM.
Homeopath, Mumbai
Start with Homeopathic medicine:- Ignatia 1M Cal. Carb 1M 4pills each medicine x 3 times daily x 15 days Take medicine as advised.
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Hi I am smoking cigarettes and drink alcohol everyday but how to stop this and how to improve my health.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I am smoking cigarettes and drink alcohol everyday but how to stop this and how to improve my health.
Tobacco , alcohol and nicotine are intoxicants which are bad for body, mind and well-being. One should be ready to realize the bad effects, then one can avoid cigarettes by engaging mind and body in more constructive activities
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I live in hostel in Chandigarh. My age is 20 and my weight is 57. Sometimes I got breathing problems. From last 3-4 days I am not able to breath properly. I am able to inhale breath but not properly exhale. Sometime in a day or after one day. My body becomes hot but my hands nd feet are normal. And after sometime my heart beats also become fast and sweating is also there. Nd mind become numb like there is no soul in my body. I become so lazy. On Tuesday same thing happened to me. I went immediately to College's dispensary. I was not able to breath properly. Then doctor in dispensary check my BP. It was normal 122/82 but my pulse rate was 112 at that time. After sometime when my body stops warming up. My body starts shivering. I feel cold. And after sometime it becomes normal. At that time doctor checked my body temperature it was normal 98. No fever nothing. Same yesterday also happened the same. I was in my hostel room. Certainly my ears nd body and face become red nd hot. I put my hands on my heart. It was pumping high heart beats. Then I went to doctor again. He checked my BP it was normal 117/83 and pulse rate was 85. Today I went to dispensary again they checked my BP it was normal 122/87. But my pulse rate was 98. At that time I also feel the body becomes hot. I don't know what is happening with me. On 19th Jan. Consult a doctor. He gave me some test. Next day I went for those test nd reports are: 25-OH Vitamin D (Total): 17.68 nd range is 30-100 units Thyroid Stimulating Hormones (TSH): 1.875 and range is 0.35-5.50 hemoglobin: 12.6gm/dL and range is 12-14 TLC: 6000/cumm Total Cholesterol: 153.30 mg/dL and range is 123-200 Triglycerides: 326.10 mg/dL and range is 50-165 HDL: 49.8 mg/dL and range is 40-79.4 LDL: 129.3 mg/dL and range is 0-129 Total Cholesterol Ratio is 3.1 and Range is 0-4.97 VLDL: 65.2mg/dL and range is 7-35 LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio is 2.6 and range is 0-3.55 What should I do? I am not able breath properly. I am very worried abt my health. Please help me out and tell me abt my short breathing.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I live in hostel in Chandigarh. My age is 20 and my weight is 57. Sometimes I got breathing problems. From last 3-4 d...
You are very tuned into what is happening with your body. But you need to tune into how the mind affects your body as well. If you are undergoing through any tension, stress, anxiety or fear, your body can react in a similar way (your body is showing symptoms of" flight" mode which is a natural body reaction to stress). You need to learn to manage stress effectively so that you can be productive and healthy. Please see a counsellor and discuss your problems with her to learn how to deal and cope with whatever is your problem.
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I am not taking proper sleep due to work tension so can I take sleeping pills to reduce this stress.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
I am not taking proper sleep due to work tension so can I take sleeping pills to reduce this stress.
Mr. Lybrate-user, you seem to be having anxiety and stress issues. If your job is causing you stress/tension and if you can not change your job or profile, you need to introspect. Sleeping pills will help you only for a while, afterwards they will stop helping to ease your tensions. And it is likely that you will develop an addiction to them. In some years you will find yourself in a spot where the medicines do not help and you will start running after something more potent and may be illegal like drugs! the problems lies with your" coping abilities" it is important you take help of a counselor, learn to introspect from time to time and develop coping strategies!
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I have a so much problem because of my exam,not being able to handle pressure so not feeling well. So help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have a so much problem because of my exam,not being able to handle pressure so not feeling well. So help me.
The best remedy i can recommend you is as follows Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.
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I and my husband are very much depressed due to family problems. I cant see my husband in that condition. What should I do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
From my side. I will suggest you to do yoga and meditation daily. It will help you to feel relief for some stressful situations and energize you. And if that also does not work. Then consult a good skilled homoeopath for it. Because mentally disturbed patients are best treated with homoeopathic medications.
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Five Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse:

When many people think about the problems that alcohol abuse can cause, they think about drunk driving and the effects it has. However, drunk driving is not the only problem alcohol abuse causes. Alcohol abuse can lead to a number of health conditions. In fact, alcohol abuse has been linked to at least 60 health conditions. Below is a list of the long-term effects of alcohol abuse.

Cirrhosis

Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to liver inflammation. This inflammation can eventually lead to a condition called cirrhosis. Cirrhosis causes scar tissue to build up in the liver. It is estimated that one out of 10 people who drink alcohol heavily will eventually develop cirrhosis. Keep in mind that women are more likely to develop cirrhosis than men.

Cancer

Many forms of cancer have been linked to excessive alcohol consumption, including liver, breast, colon and prostate. The reason alcohol use can increase the risk of cancer is because the body converts it into acetaldehyde. The acetaldehyde is a carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent.

Suppresses the Immune System

Excessive alcohol intake can weaken the immune system. This will make it a lot easier for you to develop a serious illness. People who have a weak immune system are at an increased risk for developing illnesses like pneumonia. In fact, getting drunk decreases the body's ability to fight off illnesses for 24 hours.

Heart Attack

Excessive alcohol intake can make it easier for the platelets to clot. This can cause blood clots to form, which can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. There was a study done in 2005 by a team of scientists at Harvard University that involved heart attack survivors. The scientists found that people who drank heavily were twice as likely to die.
Alcohol abuse can also lead a heart condition called cardiomyopathy. This condition causes the heart muscle to weaken, and the heart will eventually fail.

Depression

Many people drink to help themselves feel better when they are depressed. However, studies have shown that alcohol abuse can actually worsen depression. On the other hand, many heavy drinkers notice their symptoms improve after they quit drinking.
Alcohol abuse can wreak havoc on a person's life and health. It can cause a heart attack, cirrhosis, depression and cancer. It may also weaken the immune system.
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Dear sir/madam, I am 16 year old, I am getting tons of pressure from my tutor for studies, he wants me to score 80% in 10th std but I think he is forcing me and giving lots of work to do. I am not so good student I really work hard to get 70% in 9th std but I got 60%, and now I am stress out and don't know what to do I cannot concentrate in any work. Please suggest me what to do I just cant handle this situation.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
More than studying hard, you need to study smart. May be your study methods are suspect. If this tutor is pushing you too much, then you need to talk to your parents and let them talk to him. Sometimes we need to set a higher target to achieve something close to it and perhaps just below it too. It seems that that is what had already happened: when you set yourself a 70% target for the 9th, you managed 60%! you see what I mean? your tutor knows you best and so he may want you to aim higher and if you get something close to it but lower, it is still success. Memory development and methods of enhancing memory are skills your tutor can teach you too. Now that you are entering the 10th grade, it is very important for you to get good marks. The reason I say this is that this marks card will be used for the rest of your life as a document for various verifications. That being the case you do not want to have a marks card that shows you poorly! besides that to get admission in a desirable course in a college or to get into a good institution, you will certainly need a good aggregate. So this entire pressure is for your good. But if you think that this is too much, then do talk to the tutor to teach you better study/memory improvement methods; failing that you can approach your parents.
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Severe pressure headaches, anxiety and, weak legs, balance problems, acid reflux, hyper sensitive, can't get any sleep.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Severe pressure headaches, anxiety and, weak legs, balance problems, acid reflux, hyper sensitive, can't get any sleep.
Hello Jyoti Singh As per description of diseases given by you...it is migraine and there is gastro-esophageal reflux disease you have...but donot worry i have solution for all of your complaints...homeopathic medication can cure u....u can consult me privately..
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My sister is a drug addict what should I do now to stop her from having drugs and all these things.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to admit your sister into a rehabilitation program for at least 6 months to cure her of this addiction. If she has had mental problems too then she may require psychiatric care as well. Even after rehabilitation she must continue addiction counseling for at least three years to completely remove the physical and psychological conditioning and craving. She will be told and taught new lifestyles, schedules, habits etc. to totally recover. She must work on the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factor and the script issue. Many people will not be able to resolve drug addiction in particular if they do not reach their ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, i.e. the worst stage in their addiction to finally want to reform. Unfortunately for some unlucky few that can be death. So do be careful and do not delay seeking help now. If there are relapses, do not get too alarmed and give up. She must again persevere and fight this battle until she comes out victorious. The family members and medical fraternity must be there for her right through this recovery. She will also need to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings for a long time too after the treatment is over. The worse is if she is not yet ready and willing you will most likely fight a losing battle. But keep trying until you succeed.
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Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Ph.D - Child Psychology -, M.Phil. Educational Psychology, MSc. Child Psychology , B.Sc
Psychologist, Mumbai
Signs and Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined as a mood disorder that affects one's interaction and relationships with others. It generally develops during adolescence and persists into adulthood. It has been seen that those with a traumatic history of neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse are more prone to developing it. Though it affects people varyingly, these are some symptoms that help diagnose BPD.

1. Emotional instability - 
Intense feelings of rage, sorrow, anger, guilt and emptiness or loneliness are experienced by some sufferers of BPD. Extreme mood swings, lasting for a short span of time, are common in BPD. They may also have issues with their self-image where they cannot place themselves and don't know what they feel about themselves or who they are.

2. Disturbing thoughts - One may experience disturbed thinking and the range of severity is rather wide. One may question his or her existence and need constant reassurance to believe other, or hear voices that tell one to harm oneself or others. In some cases, hallucination and developing delusional beliefs become a common phenomenon that greatly upset the mental condition of the sufferer.

3. Impulsive behavior - Indulging in impulsive behavior is a common sign of BPD. Those suffering from BPD may develop suicidal tendencies and threaten to self-harm. Partaking in risky and irresponsible behavior such as gambling, drinking, drug abuse, having unprotected sex with strangers, going on unrestrained shopping sprees and shoplifting are not uncommon for those with BPD.

4. Intense but unstable relationships - Sufferers of BPD live in a fear of abandonment and feel that the people they love might leave them. They make all possible efforts to prevent being left alone. They may beg, cling and track their loved ones to avoid being left alone. The opposite may also occur and sufferers might feel that they are being smothered by others. This results in actively pushing away loved ones. A combination of these feelings leads sufferers to give out mixed signals which is confusing and often hurts them and their loved ones.

Related Tip: What Really Causes Personality Disorders?

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Hi I Am 24 year guy I have problem with my stress on my mind. What should I do? Any suggestions?

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 Am 24 year guy I have problem with my stress on my mind. What should I do?
Any suggestions?
Dear, Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the ?fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as ?acute stress,? can be exciting?it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or ?chronic stress,? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.
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My wife is 40 she became tensed during full moon day time, she quarrels beats so what is the solution sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife is 40 she became tensed during full moon day time, she quarrels beats so what is the solution sir.
There is n effect of the full moon on anybody but he waves of the sea. She has other problems for which I suggest you take her to a counselor.
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Hii I am nazeed 17 years old commerce student I have been suffering cyclothymia rapid cycling of thoughts and its severe from past two years I did not know till a few months back that there is such a medical term& it is a illness but i got to know its manic depression I have been using lamotrigine for few months I am living 85% approximately in a depressive episode .my thyroid test is clear & I want you to answer a remedies in the general answer, I have developed rapid fatigue since 2 years due to some medicines for chest congestion infection and allergy I developed 10 kgs weight in a month I think the use of steroids is the root cause please help me give me a full remedies in a general answer.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hii I am nazeed 17 years old commerce student I have been suffering cyclothymia rapid cycling of thoughts and its sev...
Der Nazeed, Do you want general answer for treatment of Cyclothymia? If it a only a personality trait, it needs counselling. If it a personality disorder it needs therapy, either cognitive or interpersonal. If it has already gone into a bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) it needs Lamotrigine in adequate dose for many years. Steroids can cause mood changes. It needs to be assessed along with your chest allergy and infection
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My father is addicted from smoking I want some medicine for my father for leave that thing.

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, 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 de addiction therapist. Take care.
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