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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 feel so irritated sometime and also I weep a lot for small things. What should I do?

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I feel so irritated sometime and also I weep a lot for small things. What should I do?
First you started anulom-vilom pranayam regularly for 10 minute. Deeper meditation for half hour. Do your favorite work daily which you like most.

I have dull headache. I used to laid severe pressure on mind to concentrate and to capture things in mind while studying. My brain got exhausted. The symptoms are dull headache, weakening eyesight, heavy head and dizziness. Is Ativan (lorazepam)helpful in this case.

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I have dull headache. I used to laid severe pressure on mind to concentrate and to capture things in mind while study...
you need rest. take a holiday. go to some place rejuvenate yourself. give some time for yourself only. keep books aside for a couple of days. your complaints will vanish. you don't need medication

I am having memory lose and low memory so I can't remember some thing. So in exams my memory was emty.

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7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.

I am 19 years old I always live in future dreams or get sad by thinking about my past mistakes and not living in the present. Due to which I get irritated very soon and not focus on my studies. And always think negative tell me what to 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
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I am 19 years old I always live in future dreams or get sad by thinking about my past mistakes and not living in the ...
Dear lybrate-user. Once you know the reason for your lack of focus, why can't you change it? 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. Take care.

Is stammering oe stuttering a disease? How can it be cured? Are there any medicines? How can it be controlled? Is there any exercises?

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Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.

My son studying in 6 standard, every day he studies for 2-3 hours, but he cannot remember nor able to write correctly what he had studied yesterday. Kindly suggest the solution how to maintain the memory what he had studied. Also their is regularly etching on his dody, he is 10 years old because of that lot of etching mark on his hands.

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This is a common problem in children of this age group, often parents complain of such things with their children, there is no connection of skin and memory, as far as etching of skin is there, there might be some allergen which is causing it or sometimes dry skin may be cause of etching marks. Use a good moisturiser to whole body before sleep, ask him to drink plenty of fluids/water. Still problem persists consult a dermatologist, as far as memory is concerned nothing to worry, each and every individual has different iq levels and different grasping and retaining abilities. Just have patience as the children grow they will develop their skills.

How to increase memory and concentration?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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If you really want to improve memory and concentration then go for yoga exercises. Also take some ayurvedic medications that will really help you for example brahmi, shankhpushpi.

I use to smoke 4-5 regular ciggrates in a day I tried not to smoke as I want to quit as I am student I got some spare time just to use my spare time or too spend my spare time I use to smoke I had made my mind not to smoke but still I cnt help me please.

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Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily. Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.

Whenever I try to make my self fit physically I suddenly get ill because of which I loses my strength please suggest me something so that I can remain fit both physically and mentally as recently I have started doing workout.

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Whenever I try to make my self fit physically I suddenly get ill because of which I loses my strength please suggest ...
Falling sick often is an indicator of low immunity. To enhance immunity, 1. Drink 3 litres water daily 2. Avoid outside food due to poor hygiene 3. Maintain personal hygiene (wash hands with soap before eating, always carry a hand sanitizer, take regular bath) 4. Have lots of fruits & vegetables (5 servings) as these are rich source of antioxidants that help fight against diseases. 5. Include enough protein- dairy, nuts, oilseeds, soyabean, sprouts, egg, chicken, fish 6. Avoid skipping meals 7. have small frequent meals at regular intervals chewing food well 8. Reduce stress via yoga & meditation 9. Exercise regularly

Sir muje subah sham gabarahat hoti hai or me etizola plus 10, betacap tr80 & vanteb bxt 50 le raha hu isase muje aaram hai par ye tablet kab tak chalegi.

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Sir muje subah sham gabarahat hoti hai or me etizola plus 10, betacap tr80 & vanteb bxt 50 le raha hu isase muje aara...
Ye sabhi medicine depretion and high bp ki medicine hai. Ye apko tab tak leni hai jubtak aap puri tarah depretion and bp ko control na ker le.

I got provoked by male friend at age 13 (now 31 years) and fantasizing about male beauty since then. Very few times I paid attention to girls. I am fearful about getting married. Am I homo or bisexual? please clear my confusion. Any clinical remedies to get rid of gay feeling?

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
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I got provoked by male friend at age 13 (now 31 years) and fantasizing about male beauty since then. Very few times I...
Dear, I don; t think you are homosexual even though you are homosexual, you will be able to lead a good straight sexual life. Don't confuse. There are tests available to determine your sexual leneage. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I am happy to help you. Take care.

I am 18 yr boy and I am very short temperd, what should I do?

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You must check into your background to see where these might have originated. Besides that, at your age, there will be a spurt in the production of testosterone that will influence three behaviors far beyond your control: you will become sexually active, aggressive and rebellious and suffer acne and pimple problems. It is imperative that you exercise restraint and learn to moderate your aggression, which is essentially anger. I recommend doing or playing vigorous exercise or games to expend the energy of anger, and you will feel a lot more in control. This will not resolve the problem for which you will need to meet with a counselor and learn about emotions, and particularly to deal with your anger. This will help you in the long run and give you a permanent solution. The testosterone production will normalize after almost exactly two years depending on when it all started.

I am unable to concentrate on work. Within few weeks I lose interest in any job and feel like quiting. Doctors say I am depressed. Kindly advise.

MD - Psychiatry
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Yes you seem to be, get help of a psychiatrist for remedy. Depression can be easily treated too. All the best.

I have dark circles and my lips had became black due to smoking .i use to smoke very long back but now I have quite smoking ,but smoking effects are still there on my face .what should I do to remove dark circles and blackness from my lips?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
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I have dark circles and my lips had became black due to smoking .i use to smoke very long back but now I have quite s...
Dear lybrate-user. Dark circle has many causes. Smoking won't have much effect on skin around your eyes. See your physician or psychiatrist and get urself evaluated. Till then you maintain your sleep time, diet and do exercise for 40 min. Maintain your water intake 3 to 3.5 L.this will improve your problem.

Hello Dr. My friend is suffering from some business problems. Due to this problem he is suffering from insomnia, stress and tension. He don't want to take Allopathic medicine. Please suggest some alternative method. What diet should he take, or exercise, or anything else he can do to get rid of the problem. than.

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Hello Dr. My friend is suffering from some business problems. Due to this problem he is suffering from insomnia, stre...
Remind yourself of what’s going right-Usually people are stressed about just one or two areas of their life. If they only took a moment to look at the big picture, they would see that the vast majority of their life is going well. Grab a pen and some paper and write a list of all the stuff that’s going well in your life. (You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how long the list becomes.). Now stick that list next to your computer, so that you see it all day long. Watch how quickly your perspective changes and your mood lifts. Get ultra clear on your to do list. Clarity enhances serenity. If you’re stressed by how much you have to do, get precise about exactly what tasks must be done (You’ll often realize it’s less than you thought). Once you’ve created your list put a circle around the truly crucial tasks. Most of the time stressed executives have exaggerated just how much they have to do. Getting it down on paper helps you see that mountain of work may be smaller than you thought. Try the 3 breath release. Take a deep breath. Then as you exhale imagine all your problems and stress leaving you. Do this just 3 times. Too much of stress leads to sleep problems. Please consult a Clinical Psychologist.

My father took decision to quit smoke. He had been smoking for thirty years . Presently he has not smoked for 6 days and he is feeling very anxious and irritated all the time. Please also recommend how to detoxify the lungs too.

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My father took decision to quit smoke. He had been smoking for thirty years . Presently he has not smoked for 6 days ...
This is a very treasured moment in his life itself. You must encourage him and be with him engaging him as much as possible. He will feel anxiety and irritation for some time but do encourage him to talk about his feelings. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines the lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. His oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing will be impinged. 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 take him for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of his abuse. Regarding improving his lungs, he needs to do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through his nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which he can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses his 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 himself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. He may also join Smokers Anonymous in his city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep himself 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 let him announce it to everyone that he has quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. HIsd resolution is important and keeping him motivated is the task for the rest of the family. You must capture this opportunity and make it his best effort.

I do not get deep sleep. Every night I keep dreaming random things. It lefts me restless all the time. Now I am having weaken memory. I keep thinking all the time about useless things. Its like my mind never stops whole day and night. If both are connected. Please help me how to come out of this.

MD - Psychiatry
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I do not get deep sleep. Every night I keep dreaming random things. It lefts me restless all the time. Now I am havin...
Consult a psychiatrist and get your sleep disorder evlauated. It can be idiopathic insomnia, or secondary sleep disorder. Follow sleep hygienehe most important sleep hygiene measure is to maintain a regular wake and sleep pattern seven days a week. It is also important to spend an appropriate amount of time in bed, not too little, or too excessive. This may vary by individual; for example, if someone has a problem with daytime sleepiness, they should spend a minimum of eight hours in bed, if they have difficulty sleeping at night, they should limit themselves to 7 hours in bed in order to keep the sleep pattern consolidated. In addition, good sleep hygiene practices include: Avoid napping during the day. It can disturb the normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime. While alcohol is well known to speed the onset of sleep, it disrupts sleep in the second half as the body begins to metabolize the alcohol, causing arousal. Exercise can promote good sleep. Vigorous exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. A relaxing exercise, like yoga, can be done before bed to help initiate a restful night's sleep. Food can be disruptive right before sleep. Stay away from large meals close to bedtime. Also dietary changes can cause sleep problems, if someone is struggling with a sleep problem, it's not a good time to start experimenting with spicy dishes. And, remember, chocolate has caffeine. Ensure adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for older people who may not venture outside as frequently as children and adults. Light exposure helps maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine. Try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep. Don't dwell on, or bring your problems to bed. Associate your bed with sleep. It's not a good idea to use your bed to watch TV, listen to the radio, or read. He most important sleep hygiene measure is to maintain a regular wake and sleep pattern seven days a week. It is also important to spend an appropriate amount of time in bed, not too little, or too excessive. This may vary by individual; for example, if someone has a problem with daytime sleepiness, they should spend a minimum of eight hours in bed, if they have difficulty sleeping at night, they should limit themselves to 7 hours in bed in order to keep the sleep pattern consolidated. In addition, good sleep hygiene practices include: Avoid napping during the day. It can disturb the normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime. While alcohol is well known to speed the onset of sleep, it disrupts sleep in the second half as the body begins to metabolize the alcohol, causing arousal. Exercise can promote good sleep. Vigorous exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. A relaxing exercise, like yoga, can be done before bed to help initiate a restful night's sleep. Food can be disruptive right before sleep. Stay away from large meals close to bedtime. Also dietary changes can cause sleep problems, if someone is struggling with a sleep problem, it's not a good time to start experimenting with spicy dishes. And, remember, chocolate has caffeine. Ensure adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for older people who may not venture outside as frequently as children and adults. Light exposure helps maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine. Try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep. Don't dwell on, or bring your problems to bed. Associate your bed with sleep. It's not a good idea to use your bed to watch TV, listen to the radio, or read. Make sure that the sleep environment is pleasant and relaxing. The bed should be comfortable, the room should not be too hot or cold, or too bright.

I'm very tense for my husband because he is alcoholic from last six year . Main problem is after having 4 pegs he will not have any sense to talk and he start abusing language and after me.He had gastric bypass in 2006 after his surgery he became wild and arrogant . Plz help me out . He is diabetic also

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Your husband is complicating matters by consuming alcohol after this surgery and also being a diabetic. You must take him to his doctor and find out from him how dangerous alcohol is for his condition. It seems that he has a strong oral issue which has switched from heavy eating to heavy drinking, after the surgery. This may indicate some issue stemming from his early childhood ? normally some deep pain that he is smothering by intoxication. He will need to be hospitalized to detoxify him and then for some extensive addiction counseling to resolve this for good. You could then both go for AA meetings and Al-anon support groups: the former for your husband and the latter for family members of alcoholics like you. You could also contact me for the book on addictions, for a fee of Rs. 250/- only.

What is the Impact of Porn Addiction and Masturbation on Your Health?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Sexologist
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After the advent of the internet, the availability of pornography or explicit video material has become widespread. The availability of this material resulted in a large section of the population relying on it for sexual pleasures as well as living their fantasies through the digital realm.

Internet porn is the new drug

The easy availability and the dependence on internet porn to get a quick fix of dopamine through sexual pleasure have resulted in patterns of addiction among many people. Porn addiction is a phenomenon which has been exacerbated by the easy availability of pornography on the internet. It has not only affected sexual habits such as masturbation, but has also caused hindrances in the daily lives of people and has become a mental disorder as well.

A brain on porn is similar to a brain on alcohol

While it may seem a bit far-fetched, studies of brain scans have shown that people watching porn experience the same effects or pleasure that alcohol gives them. It is a neural circuit which releases pleasure hormones when you sexually pleasure yourself by masturbating to porn. The reward circuit of the brain recognizes this pattern and starts creating please pathways where you want more of it. As you keep doing it more and more, the resistance level increases and you tend to need more. This is a classic sign of addiction.

Healthy and unhealthy masturbation

Masturbation is a natural and normal process that every human indulges in. However a brain addicted to porn will use it as an addict uses a substance. Masturbation is the physical act through which the dopamine would be released. Once it has become an addiction, you would either want to have the daily fix for at least a few hours which you would ensure to take out of your daily routine. This time could have been invested in other fruitful activities when it ends up going to the addiction. In some cases, studies have shown that many would rather do it a few times a week but would spend extended hours masturbating to porn.

Effects of excess masturbation

Some of effects of the porn addiction and excessive masturbation could be

Premature ejaculation

Erectile dysfunction when you are with a partner and in a real life scenario due to dependence on particular porn fantasies

Inability to have or form intimate relationships which are not just sexual but emotional and mental as well

Lethargy to go to work or school due to addiction related problems

Breakdown in relationships, even with family members and friends among many others

It is thus, imperative that you seek sexologist help to slow down the habit and break the cycle of addiction and ensure that you are able to lead a normal life without disruptions so as to allow yourself to be able to form normal sexual relationships.
What is the Impact of Porn Addiction and Masturbation on Your Health?

Hi im 29 years I want to quite alcohol im addicted to it plzzz kindly help me out from this.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist
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Do a n, l. P exercise at home; pick some past events, which were embarrassing for you after drinking. Join them and play a movie inside focusing on how you feel after that. Do it thrice for some days.
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