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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 has an excellent community of Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 37 years of experience on You can find Psychologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hallucinations, Delusions Uncommon in General Population:

Hallucinations and delusions are uncommon in the general population, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 31,000 adults in 18 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific.

The average rate of having had at least one hallucination or delusion (collectively referred to as psychotic experiences) was just under 6 percent. The rates were 5 percent for hallucinations and 1 percent for delusions.

Psychotic experiences were more likely to be reported by women than men (6.6 percent versus 5 percent), and by people in middle-income (7.2 percent) and high-income (6.8 percent) countries than by those in low-income countries (3.2 percent).

Of those who reported psychotic experiences, 32.2 percent reported only one episode, while 31.8 percent reported two to five episodes, according to the study published online May 27 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

"We have provided, to our knowledge, the most comprehensive description of the epidemiologic landscape of psychotic experiences published to date. Although the lifetime prevalence of psychotic experiences is 5.8 percent, these events are typically rare" wrote Dr. John McGrath, of the University of Queensland in Australia, and colleagues.

"Our study highlights the subtle and variegated nature of the epidemiologic features of psychotic experiences and provides a solid foundation on which to explore the bi-directional relationship between psychotic experiences and mental health disorders" the study authors concluded.

My mom is suffering from depression from last year she overthings about things like jaafu tone but don't believe on this what should I do and mom is also suffering from rashes since 20 days mom's age is 46 years.

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
My mom is suffering from depression from last year she overthings about things like jaafu tone but don't believe on t...
Dear user. I can understand. Depressive disorder or depression is a neuro chemical disorder. Suicidal tendency is one main symptom of depression. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, Psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

Homeopath, Thane
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
Hi, don't be alone. Be in company of your friends and relatives. Face the situation. Inorder to relieve stress do yoga. Take following medicine ignatia 200 4pills 4times a day for 15 days and revert back for further suggestions.
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Bipolar Disorder, Symptoms,Types & Treatment

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Bipolar Disorder, Symptoms,Types & Treatment

Bipolar Disorder, Symptoms,types & Treatment

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). 

People with bipolar disorder may have trouble managing everyday life tasks at school or work, or maintaining relationships. There’s no cure, but there are many treatment options available that can help to manage the symptoms.

When people experience symptoms of both a manic and a depressive episode at the same time, they’re said to be experiencing a mixed state (or mixed mania). They have all of the negative feelings that come with depression, but they also feel agitated, restless and activated, or “wired.” Those who have had a mixed state often describe it as the very worst part of bipolar disorder.

There are three main types of Bipolar Disorder

  1. Mania
  2. Hypomania 
  3. Depression

While experiencing mania

Excited, impulsive, euphoric, and full of energy

While experiencing hypomania

Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns , Irritability, Anger, Worry, Agitation, Anxiety, Pessimism, Indifference

While experiencing depression

Deep sadness , Hopelessness , Loss of energy and Suicidal thoughts

Symptoms in teens

Children and teens may have distinct major depressive or manic or hypomanic episodes, but the pattern can vary from that of adults with bipolar disorder.  Moods can rapidly shift during episodes. Some children may have periods without mood symptoms between episodes.

Types of Bipolar disorder

Bipolar I disorder: You’ve had at least one manic episode that may be preceded or followed by hypomanic or major depressive episodes. In some cases, mania may trigger a break from reality (psychosis).

Bipolar II disorder: You’ve had at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode, but you’ve never had a manic episode.

Cyclothymic disorder: You’ve had at least two years — or one year in children and teenagers — of many periods of hypomanic symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms (though less severe than major depression).

Causes of bipolar disorder

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Brain structure(Neurological)

Bipolar disorder treatment

Treatments for bipolar II are similar to those for bipolar I — medication and psychotherapy. Medications most commonly used are mood stabilizers and antidepressants, depending on the specific symptoms. If depression symptoms are severe and medication is not working, ECT  may be used. Each person is different and each treatment is individualized.

A. Medications

  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants

B. Psychotherapy

C. Some more treatment

  • Electroconvulsive therapy

Famous people with bipolar disorder

Carrie Fisher, Mel Gibson,Demi Lovato,Russell Brand,Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jean-Claude Van Damme,HoneySingh

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Sir, My alone son was studying 12th std in IIT'ans Pace Academy, Nerul, NaviMumbai for AY 2013-14. He scored 94% in his 10th & in maths 98% & Science 96% AY 2011-12.He was in the annual exam hall for AY 2013-14, but, he did not write anything & given blank answer papers that later we came know from the Institute.He doesn't speak much & he always watch English serials & play Car / Bike competition games especially only pistol/Riffle firing games in his laptop through out the night. He sleeps day time, I & my wife never see him studying in home. He says, he wanted become an international sportsman, but, you put me in this field.He use to play table tennis, played upto district level & he was good in table tennis when he was in 10th std. And he repeated in last sept/oct2014 mid year exam & scored only 53%. Again he now repeated & today only his 1st practical exam began.He is angry against his father & always becomes angry if try to speak.He is now 19 years, 6 ft height.He is not ready to stop watching his laptop through out night. He is not at all interested in his studies. Hope, you will come back to me with appropriate guidance.

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Children become rebellious at this age especially if they don't get what they want. As a parent you need to understand his needs and aspirations. you can put your opinion in front of him without commands and orders. At this age, your son will not like repeated instructions. Instead of giving instructions, put pros and cons of it. Allow him to explore the upcoming opportunities. He is going to learn only after having experiences not due to parental instructions. Way of communication among you need to be changed. He needs your support and appreciation for his growth. Stop complaining and Be with him.
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Emotional Abuse On Children - Things You Must Know!

M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Psychology
Psychologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Emotional Abuse On Children - Things You Must Know!

Emotional abuse is a lesser known topic that is very important to talk about. Most individuals are oblivious to the fact that such a term even exists. This article is mainly about educating people about what emotional abuse is, how it affects children, thereby, affecting the upcoming generation altogether.

Like physical abuse, emotional abuse too is very real and harmful enough to cause enormous damage to a child’s mental health. So what exactly is emotional abuse?

Any sort of persistent, emotional neglect or emotional maltreatment can become emotional abuse to children and may cause havoc in their emotional development. The world runs at a very fast pace and parents usually are caught up in earning well for the family, raising the children properly and transforming them into respectable adults. This entire process brings about enormous stress and frustration. As such, unknowingly or knowingly, these parents end up emotionally abusing their children. No, that is not the end of it. It is not only the parents who can cause emotional abuse, but also there are numerous other factors to be considered.

So to make the explanation process easier, here are some points that explain what emotional or psychological abuse includes.

  1. Scaring or humiliating a child deliberately and regularly
  2. Isolating or ignoring a child
  3. Telling a child that he/she is worthless, inadequate or unloved
  4. Not providing the children any opportunity to express him/her by deliberately silencing them or making fun of their expression
  5. Age inappropriate or developmentally inappropriate expectations from children. For example, making a child believe that topping the class is necessary and is a shame otherwise.
  6. Overprotecting the child and hindering their exploration and learning
  7. Preventing them from participating in an absolutely normal social interaction. For example, asking girls not to mix with boys and punishing them for doing so.
  8. A child seeing or hearing utter ill-treatment of another child or person
  9. Serious bullying by other children and cyber bullying
  10. Threatening a child and calling names
  11. Making a child perform any sort of act that might be degrading
  12. Exposing a child to distressing interactions like domestic abuse or drug abuse.
  13. Not expressing positive or congratulatory feelings to the child
  14. Not showing any sort of emotional attachment or interactions with the child
  15. Causing physical abuse to the child.
  16. Trying too hard to control the child’s life and not allowing him/her to recognize their individuality.

Yes, there is no such thing as good parenting or bad parenting. However, parents need to know how much any sort of emotional abuse may affect the future development of their child. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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I am 43 years old. Regular user of wine. Feeling weakness. Also could not talk with wife.

DPM, Msc Psychiatry, MBBS, Mental health training DMHP Nimhans Echo
Psychiatrist, Muzaffarpur
I am 43 years old. Regular user of wine. Feeling weakness. Also could not talk with wife.
Alcohol increases desire but decreases the performance. Regular use of wine cause many neuro-chemical imbalances in body including decreasing levels of vitamin b6 - b 12. Besides this, it causes lots of harm to our mind and body. It affects our central nervous system, liver, cardiovascular system, reproduction etc. So you should be strongly determined to leave alcohol. You should consult a local psychiatrist / de addiction center for further counselling / detoxification/ and maintenance of abstinence.
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Hello doctor. Last December one of my friend committed suicide in my room. We were room mates & came to Kolkata for studying purpose. After 5 days of this incident every mid night I got some unconscious situation such like anxiety, sleeping paralysis etc. It's really horrible. For few day it was stopped. But since last 1 week it is began to start. Please doctor help me. I can't understand what should I do. I had visited a doctor's clinic, he suggested me a medicine, something related to heart. I do not recall the name currently. But was not worked at all. Please doctor. Help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is possible that your mind is working up a frenzy of possibilities about this friend's death in your room. Or, you may not have dealt with yoru feelings about having lost your friend in such a tragic way. This will plague you if there are emotions that lie unexpressed within you. You may also consider changing your room because of what happened. I am sure the authorities will understand too.
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I am 36 years with average weight of 74 kg and do regular exercise. 3 months ago I had anxiety attacks and that followed with hyperacidity and than since I had stop my beer habit, I went into mild depression. All this happened in the last three months. But the most I am worried about is acidity and Gas. Because I took three Ecgs as my chest was in pain. But doctors ruled out any heart issues. Now again I am in trouble with the chest burn and that radiation goes to my left shoulder to my left wrist sometimes. But when I have a deep burp it kind of relaxes. Is it all related or I should be worried about any heart issues. How should I get treated ?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Anand, Anxiety is defined as chronic worry about something which may or may not happen in future. Anxiety and acidity are relatives and they usually stay together. Three ECGs were taken and you are cleared of any heart related problems. Then you should stop worrying about your heart. I advise you to take garlic pearls one pill morning and night after meals. I also request you to post a private question to me with as many details and symptoms as possible. I am happy to help. Take care.
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Morning walk is helpful as sunlight is one of the treatment for seasonal affective disorder.

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