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Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Prakash

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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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Hi. I am asking for my husband I thought he is in depression 6 years before he only take alcohol occasionally after some time he daily needs and I give him some medicines by which he can avoid drink too much but now he start taking sleeping pills 10-12 tablets per day. please tell me what to do? please help me out.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi. I am asking for my husband I thought he is in depression 6 years before he only take alcohol occasionally after s...
Dear Jyotsna, Congratulations for taking care, understanding and helping your husband for 6 years. Please let me know, what medicines you were giving him to avoid alcohol. It may be Ativan kind of tablets. Is he now dependent on Ativan or some other sleeping pill? He may be still in depression and that is why he is still dependent on pills. He needs proper treatment for depression along with getting him out of sleeping pills. Otherwise he may shift from one dependence to another to get some relief from depression. Please take help from the doctor who gave medicines to avoid alcohol. He may help you to diagnose depression or sleep disorder in Vikas and help you out.
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How to do meditation, it's benefits and what should be the time to do it and when? Please help me, because I am not able to concentrate on my studies.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
A better and more specific form of meditation is called as mindfulness. It simply means being aware of your present environment. Start with the external environment. Take in one type of sensory stimuli at a time. For example, select a comfortable place, find a comfortable position and close your eyes. Focus on all the different sounds you can hear. Count them. Try to determine the direction. Rate them on their intensity. Next, you can look around and take in your visual environment. You may count the number or red/blue/green objects, number or squares/circles/cubes/spheres. Similarly you can use your smell and touch sensory systems. Choose a particular time of the day and do it for at least 5 minutes at a stretch but you can start with a few seconds also. It's difficult! do it as frequently as you can. Actually, mindfulness is not just meditation, it's a way of life. Gradually you will start paying attention to your internal environment also, your physiology, your emotions, your thoughts and so on. This way you will be learning to pay active attention. The part of your brain that is involved in focusing will get exercise. There are games available on all platforms to work out your concentration. That may help too.
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Hey sir My mind is waek memory so tell me any suggested plxzz any idea abhoyears 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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. You may consult a psychologist online or in person for advice, counseling and therapy. Take care.
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All I have in my mind is sex and lust, except this I can't think anything else. I tried control my mind but it didn't work. How do I get rid of this? Please help.

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
All I have in my mind is sex   and lust, except this I can't think anything else.
I tried control my mind but it didn...
Dear Reshan, Welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Please consult a psychologist for more advice. Take care.
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I have been smoking for 3 years. On an avg at 3 cigarettes a day. What would have been its impact on my health.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Fortunately, almost all the damage by smoking can be reversed, if and when you stop and take measures to lead a healthy life of exercise, diet and rest. It is difficult to quantify the extent of damage but effects could be felt in your stamina, skin wrinkling, lung capacity, heart strain, eye damage, sexual erectile capacity, tooth decay and tartar buildup, foul breath, damage to the celia lining your throat, brain cells, and for some people the early stages of cancer promoting conditions, and a host of other problems. You are advised to stop immediately and abruptly.
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I can't take decisions on my own n I always needs someone to guide me and help me sort out the problems n thongs n I can't think forward. I really needs help how shall I come up with solutions.

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 can't take decisions on my own n I always needs someone to guide me and help me sort out the problems n thongs n I ...
Dear user. You are young and you should not worry much about decision making. I am sure there are many areas in your life where you are able to take decisions based on your experience. Experience is the key. I suggest online counseling. Take care.
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How do conditioning, cognition, and biology contribute to the feelings andthoughts that mark anxiety disorders? Provide a specific example of each.

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How do conditioning, cognition, and biology contribute to the feelings andthoughts that mark anxiety disorders? Provi...
In anxiety disorder conditioning, cognition and biology contribute in following manner conditioning: it is the previous experience that ascertains your next act. Eg: fear of dogs can be decreased by gradually exposing the stimuli (photo of dog, soft toy of dog) till brain gets conditioned to face the actual stimuli (dog) cognition: useful in behavioural therapy to correct the maladaptive thoughts to rational thoughts. Eg: fear of dogs. So changing the belief of generalised fear (to all dogs) to specific situation (past unpleasant experience with dog). Cognitively disputing that not all dogs will be harmful all the time. Biology: it's the amygdala in the brain that ascertains the fight or flight response and also the next response to similar situation. Eg: fear of dog. Neurochemical changes in amygdala can cause instant fear on exposure to any stimuli (of dog). This is where medications act and help to change the neurochemical problem.
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How come out of anxiety about health I am getting panic about HIV THOUGH I TESTED 3 TIMES ITS negative I never had sex nor I touched a lady yet now but it's got fitted in my mind and making my life sorrow suddenly I am getting panic please suggest.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
How come out of anxiety about health I am getting panic about HIV THOUGH I TESTED 3 TIMES ITS negative I never had se...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, From what you have mentioned, it seems that you are suffering from hypochondriasis/ health anxiety disorder. It is a condition where a person unduly worries in excess about having a disease. Please consult a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated completely. Hypochondriasis is a treatable condition. Adequate treatment in form of medications and psychotherapy will help you get better. I do hope you get better soon. Best wishes.
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Hi, I am 25 years old. I have problems with most of things. I frequently have problems with whatever my parents say. I have frequent fights with my boyfriend. All for the reasons that I think are right. I want people not to disturb me in anyway. shouting of parents, ignorance from loved ones, indifference of people, if somebody disturb my sleep. I get extremely angry and I shout at them, bang doors. Cancel functions etc. I am an HSP. I am light sleeper. I am literature student. I have family problems. I can't adjust with people. Especially I can't share room with anyone. When that happens I go hopelessly irritated. I go frequently angry, gloomy so on. I also have PMS. No other health disorders. When everything happens according to my wish and will, am cheerful and extremely joyful. What must be done? I have anxiety disorders and I get up in the mornings with pounding heart. Most days this happens.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 25 years old. I have problems with most of things. I frequently have problems with whatever my parents say. ...
You sound lie someone who is scared but acting angry. Scared people want everything to be under thier control, and so anyone can come along and easily disturb you if they disrupt your system. It can be so bad that you will become vulnerable to others. Because you want to control, you will believe that you are always right! If you go back into your childhood and perhaps with some help from your parents, you could probably find out what happened for you to become this disturbed with fear. That information will be very useful to a counselor to assist you in dealing with this problem. We are all social animals and need each other. If you feel the opposite of this it is not human and so you will have to cultivate friendships and you are not to control them either. If you deal with your fear a lot of your issues will get happily resolved. You should never ever escalate anger over the fear: no one will realise what is going on and everyone will instead get easily irritated with you. You need the help of a counselor not doubt.
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Actually my problem is I can't walk most times doctors are saying its because stress. Please advice

Psychologist, Calicut
Actually my problem is I can't walk most times doctors are saying its because stress. Please advice
Feeling weak in the knees or experiencing “jelly” or “rubber” legs is a common stress response reaction. Most people in fearful or stressful situations experience weak legs. The degree of weakness often is directly proportional to the degree of fear or stress. Also, since stress hormones are stimulants, a body that is persistently stress response overstimulated can become tired and feel weak. This weakness often is experienced in the limbs, such as the arms and legs. Fortunately, stress-caused weak legs is not caused by a serious disease, and is therefore, not a cause for concern. Once your stress and anxiousness have been addressed, this symptom diminishes and eventually disappears.
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Dear sir, I am suffering from depression along with agoraphobia, is it curable? I am taking tab zapiz 1 mg in the night for sleep since last ten years now it is not working and I don't get sleep in the night, what I should do. Please reply, thanks with regards.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is curable to a good extent with medicines and counselling. You can talk in detail privately by asking private consultation.
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Was diagnosed with bipolar type two by Dr. and prescribed lametec 100x2 daily. I have been taking regularly diluted the last 3 years and no problem. I just want to know whether to continue. Dr. had said would have to take it for 5 years to life but I am concerned about side effects of long term use.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Was diagnosed with bipolar type two by Dr.  and prescribed lametec 100x2 daily. I have been taking regularly diluted ...
The doctor seems to be in the right direction, do as he says and attend regular follow up and blood tests as advised. Not all people develop side effects to medicines, 1 medicine might have 20-50 side effects, only if you develop it would be a concern.
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My shoulder have a back pain. I really paining and depressed with it. My shoulder is very paining now. And I want to cure myself. Help please sir. I am very thankful for you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agra
My shoulder have a back pain. I really paining and depressed with it. My shoulder is very paining now. And I want to ...
Hello lybrate user, you can take homoeopathic medicine-- Take rhus tox 30 and bryo 30, 2 drops 3 times alternatively. You can also purchase my package for joint and muscular pain. If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'consult'.
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Frequent Moodswings - Know The Reasons Behind It!

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Frequent Moodswings - Know The Reasons Behind It!

Cyclothymia is a type of a mood disorder which is relatively light or mild in nature. If you are suffering from this condition, then you will experience extreme mood swings for very short periods of time. During these mood swings, you may experience a low period (depressed mood) or a high period when you are extremely happy.

Identification
There is no set or structured pattern for the highs and lows that you will experience during this condition. This feature of the disease makes it more difficult to detect and diagnose. The duration of your mood swings usually last just for a few days but can also be extended up to a few weeks. So, the only sign of identifying this medical condition is that if you are not having a normal mood for an extended period of time then you should consult a specialist doctor to enquire more about the condition.

Symptoms
Though there are no special symptoms of this disorder, the usual signs of mild depression and hypomania can be a possible symptom of Cyclothymia.

Some of them are:

  1. Hypomanic symptoms
  2. Racing thoughts
  3. Minimal sleep
  4. Excessive talking
  5. Extreme optimism
  6. Raised self-esteem
  7. Being happy without any reason

Depressive symptoms

  1. Hopelessness
  2. Unnecessary fear
  3. Restlessness
  4. Fatigue
  5. Concentration difficulties
  6. Abnormal weight changes

Remedy
The mood swings that you experience during this situation do not get better with time or vanish automatically. So it is always desirable that you seek some medical assistance from a specialist doctor on seeing the symptoms of either hypomania or depression.

Complications
This does not always hold true but you might also start to experience suicidal thoughts if you also have a bipolar I or II disorder along with cyclothymia. So, if any such thoughts appear in your mind, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.
 

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I have depression and it is not good for me is this side effect of anything or what? Can you please suggest me some yoga or home remedies for this?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have depression and it is not good for me is this side effect of anything or what? Can you please suggest me some y...
Dear lybrate user, try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I am having problem with my mind. I can't memorize things for long. Need your help to redeem this problem?

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Memory works like body-building. The more you use it, the stronger it becomes. To memorize something you first need to pay full attention to it. Then you need to repeat it over and over, consistently. If you stop the repetition for a long period of time, it fades away. Get proper sleep. Your memory gets'fixed' during sleep. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Avoid multitasking. Avoid distracting screens like a mobile phone or laptop when you are studying.
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I'm a 20 year old female from india. I have been having extreme mood swings for the past four months now. I'm usually normal when i'm with friends, but when i'm alone, my mood gets ruined for no reasonwhatsoever. I get angry at very small issues. Even when i'm with people I constantly think that people don't like me. I feel like i'm being judged and that they willtalk about me behind my back. Also I have been having a lot of breathing problems. I get breathless even if I climb a flight of stairs and fell my heart is going to pop out of my chest. Also, I sleep a lot. I wake up late. My exams are approaching and it's stressing me out. When I get angry, I start crying. I don't want to end my life. That's the last thing i'd want. I just really need to get out of it and since I haven't told my parents, I don't know what to do. For starters I just wanted to know the level of depression. Thank you.

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
You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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Hi, I'm just looking for a little advice (or even just the knowledge that I'm not the only one suffering with this) around Citalopram and my complete lack of sex drive. I was told I was depressed / had work related stress at the beginning of 2013 (February / March) and was put on 30mg of.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Hi, I'm just looking for a little advice (or even just the knowledge that I'm not the only one suffering with this) a...
Ejaculatory disorder is one of the side effects of this medicine but in your case I do not know if that is the only reason. If you are suffering from anxiety then also you could have poor sex drive. Please dotalk to your doctor and look at alternatives or reduction in medication. Though many such medications have numerous unpleasant side effects, it is also unknown that homeopathy and ayurveda have medications which has treated depression with fewer side effects. So do not rely just on allopathy, please look at a holistic way of treating depression which includes counselling, exercise, social networking, diet and lifestyle changes. With this approach, your depression will take lesser time to leave you so that you can lead a life of your choice and productivity.
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