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Dr. Ms. Lakshmi Prakash

Psychologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
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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Its for my mother, age 48. Having a serious hair problem. My mom used hair colour (like Garnier, Super vasmal).& it's very harmful for hair. Now my mom's hair is whiten almost 60%.& hair fall in regular basis. Local doctor advised not to take any more color or hena. Bt my mom is loosening self-confidence & hv anxiety with it. As my mother also hv dust allergy. Her skin becomes darken. After using colour Is there any solution to get back black hair and stop hair falling? If possible suggest me some good medicines or treatment to do. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Its for my mother, age 48. Having a serious hair problem. My mom used hair colour (like Garnier, Super vasmal).& it's...
Dear graying of hair is natural at this age and hair colour added to it.Try the remedies they will help her:: 1.Massage with bhrigraj oil thrice a week. 2.Take 15 ml amla juice empty stomach on regular basis. 3. Use herbal shampoo. 4. Get T3, T4, TSH tests done.
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What are the effects of smoking marijuana? Some people says that it is not harmful, what is the truth, harmful or not?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is the effect of marijuana and that is also the catch in it: its pleasant effects and creative stimulus are enticing but so are the dangers. Not much is known about its entertainment value or benefits. There is a lot of hype by those who want to legitimize it and those who love it: there is a bias because of their selfish motives. The antagonists on the other hand willfully propagate the dangers, sometimes without substantiated reasons to dissuade its use. If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it. The obsession and compulsive use is when you become addicted to the substance. Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: • Dizziness • Shallow breathing • Red eyes and dilated pupils • Dry mouth • Increased appetite • Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i.e. for example, you can see sounds and hear colors!!!
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Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Sir I am not sleeping in the night before four days and I am not Control his angry.
avoid day time sleep. avoid tea , coffee, cola in late evening after. take healthy diet. avoid stress. do yoga and meditation.
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I was separated from somebody close and since then I am depressed and I keep the pain to myself. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was separated from somebody close and since then I am depressed and I keep the pain to myself.
Please help me.
At this age, you should not take relationships so seriously. They are meant to help you assess how well you can adjust to members of the opposite sex, on a trial basis. This learning will go a long way in deciding what kind of a person will be suitable for you. Above all, you must enjoy relationships with complete liberty. The answer is there itself: you are angry about the breakup and it will make you easily irritable and depresseed. You must talk about the breakup until it is exhausted out of the system, not withdraw. Get rid of all reminders of this person and completely cleanse your life and system off of this individual. It is very hard when breakups happen and getting back to normal life can be quite difficult. However, it does not help if you withdraw from other people: they are your support system even if they are not the understanding types. There is no need for you to get into any relationship right now. Wait for some time and after you have dealt well with the breakup, you will be in a better position to be somewhat objective. Otherwise, you will carry all the baggage from the previous relationship (especially issues that remain unresolved) into the new relationship and will make many comparisons and judgments and projections with the new fellow quite, unfairly. You will just have a series of breakups and end up depressed. There is no hurry but do resolve the problems that cropped up in the previous courtship. Rectify them and you can then explore other friendships. If you don’t have a confidante to speak to, then meet with a relationship counselor and talk extensively. Sometimes you will be shocked that you even befriended such a person, if you sort out all the problems, first.
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Whenever I see my sister in law (bhabhi), I always thought of having sex with her? How to attract her towards me? What to do to make her act first? I want her to start?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Whenever I see my sister in law (bhabhi), I always thought of having sex with her? How to attract her towards me? Wha...
Hi my friend I will advice you not to take such a step as she is your own sister-in-law. Better stay away from this. I want you to treat her with respect. Control your mind.
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I want to increase my concentration power and my strength, but after increasing my meal I do not got this. Please advise me some measures for it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. 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 night’s sleep, 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Sirs/madams. Good evening. My wife is 40 yrs. She has been using depressive tablets for two yrs. Right now using Bupran sr 150 at morning mirtaz 7.5 at nights. Her period are almost regular. But this time for two months no period found? What will do now? Please tell us?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Sirs/madams. Good evening. My wife is 40 yrs. She has been using depressive tablets for two yrs. Right now using Bupr...
Do a urine pregnancy test to confirm whether she is pregnant or not. If she is not pregnant then the menstrual irregularities can be a part of hormonal imbalance, peri menopausal symptoms or any other problem of the female reproductive tract. In that case consult a gynaecologist for examination and evaluation. Ongoing medications have in role in menstrual problem.
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I feel very afraid no kore hope for life I think I am seek but don't know. Whats its called ?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
It's the insecurity feeling thinking about your future or more ambitious plans. Try not thinking too much. When you get such feeling get away from that event and engage in social events.
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Does dreams can predict the future? I had a death dream of my relative and I was totally stressed and feared about the dream, what is the remedy for this?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Does dreams can predict the future?
I had a death dream of my relative and I was totally stressed and feared about th...
Dreams can never predict future. Dreams are just a projection of feelings and ideas in the" unconscious" part of your brain. You are basically unaware of those feelings. You need not feel guilty about having such a dream too, because these are never under your control. Take care. Have a good relaxing sleep daily. If you still face any problems consult me online or a psychiatrist near by for counseling or treatment thereof.
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I'm feeling so sad cuz I forget things very quickly which also affect my study as well. Can I take modafinil drug for that and is that available without prescription? Help me.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
The reason for forgetting may be tension, stress. See a psychologist to give you deep relaxation training or you do pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev on astha channel 5.30 to 7 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom bramri and udgit - you will get miraculous results!
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When I talking with any girl i am being nervous I don't know what happened to me.what should i do in this condition?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
When I talking with any girl i am being nervous
I don't know what happened to me.what should i do in this condition?
This is just an anxiety and you need to practise mind control and relaxation, meditation and yoga. You can also practise by talking in front of a mirror imagining you are talking to a girl.
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My best friend left me, since than I am feeling very depressed and lonely please help me to get over it.

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 best friend left me, since than I am feeling very depressed and lonely please help me to get over it.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear cause grief and grief related depression is usual. Such grief related depression stays for some days or weeks. Then slowly diffuse. If you still have depression. Take care.
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Is it medically possible to erase a bad incident from your memory. And if it happened because of your own mistake and now you are unable to accept that you could do such a filthy act? I am regretting it badly. It's been a month and I cry for almost whole day, daily! I just can't accept that I did the act. Sometimes I feel like killing myself. Is there any way to completely erase it from my memory. I can not feel anything. No happiness no excitement nothing. I have lost interest in everything I do. I don't care if I am driving watching movie or bathing I keep thinking about that mistake over and over again and now I can't undo it. I don't feel hunger or thirst. I don't enjoy anything. Not even the things I was excited about before, I just keep on thinking about that mistake. I want to run away. I am completely detached from this world and I think about my mistake for every moment of the day, its out if my control to stop the thought and there is no relief. I just want to die. I don't know for how long I can handle it. Is there any way to relieve my pain. Can doctors erase that event from my brain? Can I get relief by any therapy? Can you help me forget that incident like it never happened? Can you take away that part of my life? Please?

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. You must understand repression. Your mind itself is capable to erase a memory which is painful or causing anxiety and worries. If it has not done, according to your mind, the memories are not that painful. In modern medicine, there are no medicines which can erase memories. But many medicines are there which can help you reduce those thoughts. Hypnotherapy can help remove the memories. Take care.
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I am may be too sensitive I ws in love when my career is on peak and when she left me I feel depressed and fail to do anything for me m helpless now.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am may be too sensitive I ws in love when my career is on peak and when she left me I feel depressed and fail to do...
Hi lybrate-user, realize its not the end of the world. You have to move on and time will not wait for anyone. Instead of looking at past you have start building your future. Establish yourself, make meaningful relations etc. I know its hard but thats the key- surround yourself with people (positive people) do what you like, learn to prioritize things- what is important for you in the moment? make small achieve bale goals- and try to be successful in it. Take help from a psychologist. Everything will be alright.
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I am 49 year old. For the past 6 months whatever the time I go to bed, I will wake up in 2 to 3 hours time and will get sleep only after 2 ~ 3 hours from the woke up time. While I was waking up, by that time I was having some kind of dream which creates the fear in my mind, makes me become aware of that (Brain wakes up). Could you please suggest How to overcome this and have normal sleep. Really this makes me become negative and now a days I am always getting the negative thoughts in my mind. Because of all these things, I am unable to do what I am supposed to do in professional life.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
I am 49 year old. For the past 6 months whatever the time I go to bed, I will wake up in 2 to 3 hours time and will g...
Well. You may be in chronic stress disorder. The sources of stress may be arising from your profession, family burdens and also from social issues which can exert pressure on your mind leading to such sleep disorders. If your blood sugar, cholesterol, hemoglobin and thyroid hormone levels are normal, you are in need of psychological counseling. You can work out your bottled-up emotions to a good friend and also your well wisher, which can help you ventilate your emotions to a certain extent.
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My son is 17 years old. He has just finished his 12th standard. He started showing signs of depression during exams and it has taken a turn for the worse after the exams. He doesn't eat, oversleeps, never has his bath, never speaks to friends. Always on his mobile. Starts crying without any reason, mumbles to himself, prays in a very crazy manner. please help what do I do? He is our only son.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My son is 17 years old. He has just finished his 12th standard. He started showing signs of depression during exams a...
I think that this may be more than depression by the symptoms you describe. Kindly take him to a doctor and a counselor for a combination therapy that is ideal. Due to his age, these disturbances may be related to unresolved issues or trauma during childhood. It is, therefore, advisable for you to accompany him and detail the developmental years for any indicative experiences. He needs to get into a more activity-framed schedule. If his growth hormones have been activated recently, the late sleep and lethargy are explainable. Do not delay and even if he is not willing you must somehow take him to consult a doctor. Your husband must be involved in all this too. If the treatment is begun early, the prognosis can be good. So do not waste much time and begin the therapy soon.
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I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world seems dreamy dreamy, fear in public, foggy and distorted vision always thinking how I ll cum out of this. Please help since 2 years I am having this eating vegetables and fruits but still its not curable. Rply and tell me whether slowly slowly this scary symptoms will vanish or not. Lightheaded is one more thing which is unbearable for me. One of psychologist told eat healthy n sleep healthy is the only way to cure it. Brain fog and distorted vision are the worst problem I am facing. Will it disappear slowly if stamina get increased.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I am 30 of a male suffering from generalized anxiety disorder facing symptoms like severe numbness in head, world see...
First, get yourself evaluated by your physician for any underlying medical condition. If none, seek help from a qualified and trained psychologist for counselling/psychotherapy and relaxation training. It will be great help. Alternatively, also you do pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev daily on astha channel 5.00 to 7.30 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom and bramri and udgit are a must. You will get miraculous results.
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Suffering from depression like issues. Finding no mean for life just passing time on addiction.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Suffering from depression like issues. Finding no mean for life just passing time on addiction.
Your symptoms are suggestive of a severe kind of depressive disorder, if they have been present persistently for more than 2 weeks. Addiction to harmful substances is just another dimension of depression. Depression like any other physical illness is completely treatable with medications and counselling.
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I am losing my memory power and brain activeness so I can't maggub anything how to increase memory power and brain active power.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Please follow the tips below to improve your memory and concentration. The key to becoming a successful student is learning how to study smarter, not harder. This becomes more and more true as you advance in your education. An hour or two of studying a day is usually sufficient to make it through high school with satisfactory grades, but when college arrives, there aren't enough hours in the day to get all your studying in if you don't know how to study smarter. While some students are able to breeze through school with minimal effort, this is the exception. The vast majority of successful students achieve their success by developing and applying effective study habits. The following are the top 10 study habits employed by highly successful students. So if you want to become a succesful student, don't get discouraged, don't give up, just work to develop each of the study habits below and you'll see your grades go up, your knowledge increase, and your ability to learn and assimilate information improve. 1. Don't attempt to cram all your studying into one session. Ever find yourself up late at night spending more energy trying to keep your eyelids open than you are studying? if so, it's time for a change. Successful students typically space their work out over shorter periods of time and rarely try to cram all of their studying into just one or two sessions. If you want to become a successful student then you need to learn to be consistent in your studies and to have regular, yet shorter, study periods. 2. Plan when you're going to study. Successful students schedule specific times throughout the week when they are going to study -- and then they stick with their schedule. Students who study inconsistently usually do not perform as well as students who have a set study schedule. Even if you're all caught up with your studies, creating a weekly routine, where you set aside a period of time a few days a week, to review your courses will ensure you develop habits that will enable you to succeed in your education long term. 3. Study at the same time. Not only is it important that you plan when you're going to study, it's important you create a consistent, daily study routine. When you study at the same time each day and each week, you're studying will become a regular part of your life. You'll be mentally and emotionally more prepared for each study session and each study session will become more productive. If you have to change your schedule from time to time due to unexpected events, that's okay, but get back on your routine as soon as the event has passed. 4. Each study time should have a specific goal. Simply studying without direction is not effective. You need to know exactly what you need to accomplish during each study session. Before you start studying, set a study session goal that supports your overall academic goal (i. E. Memorize 30 vocabulary words in order to ace the vocabulary section on an upcoming language test.) 5. Never procrasitinate your planned study session. It's very easy, and common, to put off your study session because of lack of interest in the subject, because you have other things you need to get done, or just because the assignment is hard. Successful students do not procrastinate studying. If you procrastinate your study session, your studying will become much less effective and you may not get everything accomplished that you need to. Procrastination also leads to rushing, and rushing is the number one cause of errors. 6. Start with the most difficult subject first. As your most diffult assignment or subject will require the most effort and mental energy, you should start with it first. Once you've completed the most difficult work, it will be much easier to complete the rest of your work. Believe it or not, starting with the most difficult subject will greatly improve the effectiveness of your study sessions, and your academic performance. 7. Always review your notes before starting an assigment. Obviously, before you can review your notes you must first have notes to review. Always make sure to take good notes in class. Before you start each study session, and before you start a particular assignment, review your notes thoroughly to make sure you know how to complete the assignment correctly. Reviewing your notes before each study session will help you remember important subject matter learned during the day, and make sure studying targeted and effective. 8. Make sure you're not distracted whiles you're studying. Everyone gets distracted by something. Maybe it's the tv. Or your family. Or maybe it's too quiet. Some people actually study better with a little background noise. When you're distracted while you're studying you (1) loose your train of thought and (2) you're unable to focus -- both of which will lead to very ineffective studying. Before you start studying find a place where you won't be disturbed or distracted. Some students like the library where it is quiet and books around you to help focus. 9. Use study groups effectively. Ever heard the phrase" two heads are better than one" well this can be especially true when it comes to studying. Working in groups enables you to (1) get help from others when you're struggling to understand a concept, (2) complete assignments more quickly, and (3) teach others whereby helping both the other students and yourselve to internalize the subject matter. However, study groups can become very ineffective if they're not structured and if groups members come unprepared. Effective students use study groups effectively. 10. Review your notes, schoolwork and other class materials over the weekend. Successful students review what they've learned during the week over the weekend. This way they're well prepared to continue learning new concepts that build upon previous coursework and knowledge acquired the previous week.
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I am 24 years old male. Facing depression from last 5 years. What should I do? Please advice.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
I am 24 years old male. Facing depression from last 5 years. What should I do? Please advice.
Focus on your strengths and skills depression is result of the thought that you are failure and hopeless ignore this thought it is not fact but only mental event don't believe it.
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