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Dr. Prabal Kumari

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Prabal Kumari Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Prabal Kumari is a renowned Psychiatrist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with Shantham Health Centre in Kodambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prabal Kumari on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from anxiety disorder, panic attacks and depression from past 8 years. I have consulted many psychiatrist but everything was in vain. I am taking etilaam ds from past 4 years but the medicine works for only 6 hours. I have giddiness, phobia, gastric problem, blurred vision, sweating of palms, claustrophobia etc. My confidence levels are also very low. Please advice.

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 am suffering from anxiety disorder, panic attacks and depression from past 8 years. I have consulted many psychiatr...
Dear , anxiety and related symptoms are body's defense mechanism against stress and fear and therefore you cannot fully eliminate it. When the symptoms become more frequent and prominent, it is called anxiety disorder. It is a disorder and not a disease. Understanding anxiety helps you manage it properly. Education, awareness, cbt, ret etc are the therapeutical areas with which anxiety disorder is managed effectively. Please post a detailed private question to me and I am sure I will be able to help and cure your problem. Take care.
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Smoking 4 cigrate a day can cause cancer. As I used to smoke 6 a day and reduced to 4 now. I also get throat infection easily n cough n cold too. Pls suggest some remedy n do's n don't.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Badshah, Congratulations for reducing to 4 cigarettes a day. Please try to stop smoking. It has many health benefits in the long run apart from throat infection and cough.. Why wait for cancer with 4 cigarettes a day. You are young. With 4 a day also in the long run your risk for cancer is higher than a non smoker. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it, like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon or clove may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will like a passing cloud. All the best.
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Hi there are any other person is an excellent idea what to say that I can see a lot of the organisation and a bit t to the right thing to remember the name of a problem with what you want me to be a bit like.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hi there are any other person is an excellent idea what to say that I can see a lot of the organisation and a bit t t...
Cognitive therapy using speech or language therapist can be of help in patients with mild to moderate memory loss.
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I think i'm suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. Its been over 3 years that I suffer from this. The problem is that, I unknowingly look at peoples private body parts and from then I cannot communicate to them. The fear of making people creepy always render and im afraid to show up in social functions. Earlier it was easier to deal with it ,but now its going out of control. Next month ,its ma sisters wedding & im totally losing it. I need help.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs". However, there are many other examples like u said about obsession to c private parts. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly.
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Hi what is the best treatment for anxiety?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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Is there any treatment for psycriatic disorder?

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello , yes, psychiatric disorder does have a treatment. I would personally suggest you take homeopathic treatment as the side effects are minimum and the effects are very positive. But what kind of psychiatric disorder are you concerned about?
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Psychiatry - I am 34 years old male. I have been on sulpitac and stilnoct for around 4-5 years for delusions and paranoia. Recently doctor started modalert in morning because of concentration, restlessness and focus problems at work. Though modalert benefited a lot at work but it led to increase in paranoia symptoms. The sulpitac dosage was increased but still I am facing problems. I think it needs to be increased more. I think I was much better without modalert. I do not want to take it. Now I am finding it very difficult to get off modalert. What is the way to get off it. Is there some alternative. Are there some supplements, vitamins etc that may help with getting off modalert and that helps in concentration and restlessness.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Psychiatry - I am 34 years old male. I have been on sulpitac and stilnoct for around 4-5 years for delusions and para...
If your life is disturbed by your delusions and paranoia, you need sulpitac - may be more. If you want concentration at work, you need modalert. Sticking a balance needs help from a psychiatrist. Please don't adjust yourselves. Inform doctor your problem during a particular time and he/she will adjust the combination of drugs. You can get rid of modalert by gradually shifting to another antidepressant. Supplements are only supplements - they need to be added to antidepressant tablets. They will also help.
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I am 16 years old. My mind is not stable. I always want to spend time out of home with friends. I feel very alone and I think that nobody understand me. I want peace but I can't getting it. Tell me what should I do? Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 16 years old. My mind is not stable. I always want to spend time out of home with friends. I feel very alone and...
Absolutely not at all unusual, for your age. Let me explain what you are going through. You have just entered adolescence: During this time there will be a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, testosterone, which has a duration of two years. Due to this chemical alone there are three identified features that present itself over which you have no control: you will be sexually active, aggressive and rebellious, and you will have acne and pimple problems. Then if you have unresolved childhood issues, they will compound the situation and fuel your uncontrolled behavior. Please remember that you yourself may not be aware of all this. At this time you will imagine like you do now that your mind is not stable because this is an age of conflict, confusion and a lot of stress peculiar to your age. To expect peace during this time is a real difficult ask. I am also concerned about the feeling lonely: if that is serious you may need to meet with a counselor and check if you are gong through rejection from your family or you feel they don?t love you. In which case wanting to be out with your friends might be more welcoming than being at home. In that case it is more serious to meet with a counselor who must meet with your parents too. You must learn to listen to your parents and when they are right join them but otherwise discuss sensibly when there are differences. Because of all this be very careful that you do not do the rebellious things driven by the hormones. You can channelize your energy to get involved in sports and games regularly. Watch the influence of your peer group because their influence will be irresistible. You are establishing yourself among your peers, and you will try to be fashionable in every way possible. What is outrageous to others is very much in, with youngsters today. You will be seeking a lot of attention from your friends and some of them think that they have to be horrendously different for social acceptance and you will need to join them for their acceptance (and you have no acceptance at home anyway!). I recommend that you go for career counseling also and determine that your aptitude for academic pursuits are in line with your skills.
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I am 25 years old. I am feeling depressed please tell me what to do. I want to share my problem to some one. There is no one to listen me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 25 years old. I am feeling depressed please tell me what to do. I want to share my problem to some one. There is...
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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Hello sir My daughter short type memory she learn chapter after sometime his mind blankwhat I can do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, give her Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. ask her to do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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Because of some personal reasons I have suffered from 5 years of anxiety when I was a teen (from age 15 to 19) and recovered without any medicines. After the anxiety I lived happily for 7 years but after 7 years I have again suffered from 1.5 years of anxiety because of some reasons and again recovered without any medicines. So it was total of 6.5 years of anxiety I suffered. I am not sure about the severity of the anxiety because I don't know how much is severe in case of anxiety. Now I am fine but I have heard constant anxiety causes hippocampus to shrink and now I am worried about my brain that does It has shrinked. I feel my memory and other functions are normal but I am not 100% sure about it. Because I think little bit of shrinkage will not reflect on my memory that much which can be noticed by myself. Please tell me is it possible that after nearly 6.5 years of anxiety my brain didn't shrinked if yes then why it didn't shrinked. And how much time Anxiety or other mental problems like depression takes to shrink the hippocampus. And is the shrinkage permanent or reversible. And if it reversible how can we reverse it.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Because of some personal reasons I have suffered from 5 years of anxiety when I was a teen (from age 15 to 19) and re...
It is likely that some damage to the hippocampus may have happened but is not of a large magnitude. Much of this can be reversed with treatment. Treatment can be in the form of medicines as well as therapy. Some medicines are powerful than others in reversing this shrinkage. I appreciate your deep knowledge and understanding of the subject, but the knowledge needs to be converted to actions.
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I am 27 years of age and I am too much tensed about my health because I am too weak from my body what I hv to do I think its make me a problem for my marriage.Please tell.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 27 years of age and I am too much tensed about my health because  I am too weak from my body what I hv to do I t...
Hello, sorry to hear about your anxiety. While you are anxious about your body being weak, and due to which you feel that it is causing strains in your marriage; I wonder if you are able to seek professional help in delhi, or else a practitioner online can help you deal with your anxiety right now. As there won't be an one line answer to the problem. For now, you can shift your focus from being too weak, to finding alternatives where you eat well, and follow a diet plan, along with proper professional guidance. So it will be really recommended if you are able to take professional help at this point of time. Regards.
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I am a patient of physio effect disorder since. 24sept 2003 caused by I was ragged one and half year in chandigarh engg. college which sent me in deep and severe depression. I was hospitalised for 3month at dr. M.l.agrawal neuro psychiatry center,kota,rajasthan. Also admitted 5 times during these period. Till date I m not normally fit facing more other problems.

MBBS, DPM, DNB (PSYCHIATRY)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Deepak, as far as I know there is no physio effect disorder...probably you mean schizo affective disorder. it's a serious disorder which requires careful monitoring and regular medications. If you want to have a second opinion about ur treatment u can meet me in person. Regards Dr Vishal Chhabra
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I am possessive about my husband and I want to change that. She is looking at girls in front of me. I could not tolerate that. It is a mental torture to me. Please let me change that.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am possessive about my husband and I want to change that. She is looking at girls in front of me. I could not toler...
Hi, We can not change the world around us so why not change ourselves. Focus on yourself. Try to feel good pamper yourself. It will lead to your high self esteem. See and analyse what is that your partner is looking and which he feels you are lacking. work on that. don't run for attention. Be confident. As far as looking at girls, it is very common for guys and girls to do that. Until and unless he is done something serious like cheating on you, you should not take it seriously. Still if it does, try to rationalize the situation.
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Hi I got marriage before 5 months after that for past four months I am getting suddenly by night time muscles ache, under feet and hand palms are pinching and burning sensation.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi I got marriage before 5 months after that for past four months I am getting suddenly by night time muscles ache, u...
1. Take good nourishing diet with plenty of green leafy vegetables and, fruits 2. Drink plenty of water with electral/ors powder 3. Take multi vitamin supplement like one capsule of polybion daily 3. Massaging cramped muscle, take pain killer like one tablet of crocin advance sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day 4. Hot fomentation by heating pad, warm water bath 5. Stretching exercise etc 6. Take adequate rest, avoid over exertion and dehydration 7. Consult physician for further advice and treatment.
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I am a 16 year old and I have been in depression. Which antidepressant so you recommend?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are too young to need antidepressants. Why don’t you first try other behavior modification and counseling methods and if they fail, you may go for medication. Depression is a mood disorder and the more you deal with your emotions, the better you will feel. You need to particularly look at sadness and anger. If you do 30 minutes of vigorous exercise every day, the brain will produce natural antidepressants. Also a diet high in proteins will help. Be active, socialize often. Expose yourself to sunlight for at least 30 minutes every day, talk to people, do not sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am daily, play contact games, watch entertaining sitcoms, comedies, and cheerful videos. You could listen to good music, read mind-grabbing books (though you must not use it to withdraw from people), go out even on tours, excursions, picnics etc, join a social club, and develop some interesting hobbies, and so on. When these fail to get you out of the depression, then go to a psychiatrist.
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I am 22 year old, what to do for increasing memory?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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