Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Prabal Kumari

Psychiatrist, Chennai

1000 at clinic
Dr. Prabal Kumari Psychiatrist, Chennai
1000 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed

Personal Statement

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.
More about Dr. Prabal Kumari
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.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 41 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Psychiatrists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Specialty
Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

No. 27 Dr. Ambedkar Road. Landmark: Opp. to Grace Supermarket, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
1000 at clinic
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

I lost my job two years before and now feeling pretty much depressed. I want to maintain positive attitude. Please give some suggestion.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
I lost my job two years before and now feeling pretty much depressed. I want to maintain positive attitude. Please gi...
Hi, let bygones be bygones. Its been two years since you lost your job. You should focus on getting a new job. There are various options these days. Get yourself busy, make a schedule it will help you being more organized. Eat right food- fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables and plenty of fluid. Kick your stress by engaging in some exercise daily for 30 minutes. If you are facing nay particular stress, consult me. All the best.

I'm a 18 years old boy constantly thinking of sex. Is it normal or mental illness?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
I'm a 18 years old boy constantly thinking of sex. Is it normal or mental illness?
Thinking about sex at your age is not an illness. It is only what you want to think about. Your mind thinks in the direction where you take it. If you think career, it will focus there, if you think sex, it will constantly think sex. Create some goals for yourself - something worthwhile to do. Spend more time with friends and family. Do some physical exercises.
1 person found this helpful

What is the effect to stop adwize tablet after taking this tablet for 3 and half years to cure my autistic child now aged 13 years, who is also is an epilectic patient.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist
Ask Free Question
Your child has to continue Antiepileptic medication. As regards Autism ia an associated disorder, hence advisable not to stop medication. You can see Autism is a condition that affects mental and physical well being. In fact autism is not a single disorder rather a group of ailments that is classified as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autistic children have problems with social interactions. They may also encounter problems with verbal and non-verbal communication, exhibit pattern of repetitive behavior with narrow, restricted interests, hyper sensitive to light, sound, touch etc (sensory overload). Otherwise majority of the cases are diagnosed anywhere between the age of 2-5 years. Interestingly, there are many individuals who may have ASD but never aware of it. Though the exact cause for autism is unknown, genetics plays an important part. Environmental, immunological and metabolic factors may have a contributory role. Since, it is a spectrum of disorders, there is no single reason attributed to this condition. Genetic, environmental, immunological and metabolic causes may be the contributing factor. Where genetic basis is identified as a cause, palliative measures are initiated immediately. When the reasons are not clear, diagnosis, classification and management invariably gets delayed. As stated earlier under watchful eyes of parents or family physicians, autistic symptoms could be recognized early. Severely autistic infants do not make normal babbling sound and have abnormal eye movements. Some of the symptoms include but restricted to limited vocabulary, unable to follow verbal or facial cues, abnormal eye movement or hand eye co-ordination etc. They also tend to make incoherent sounds. These children also do not follow simple commands. Many times these symptoms are glossed over delaying early diagnosis. Denial, my child is normal attitudes contribute to the delay in early diagnosis. In general ASD is loosely classified into five different types. However, this classification is hotly debated. 1. Pervasive developmental disorder(PDD) - Children suffering from PDD show delay in development of social and language skills 2. Kanner?s syndrome - This is most common type of autistic disorder. They live in their own world and have poor social interactions. They do not like any change in their routine. Individuals with this disorder get affected by loud sounds and cannot lead a normal life as they have low communication skills 3. Rett?s syndrome - Usually seen in females and is quite rare. They are mentally retarded and show muscle atrophy. The individuals show repetitive hand movements. 4. Childhood disintegrative disorder- The symptoms starts to appear in otherwise normal children between 2-4 years of age. They stop talking and interacting with people around them. Individuals start losing motor skills after the age of two 5. Asperger syndrome- Often misdiagnosed as obsessive ?Compulsive disorder or Attention ?Deficit disorder. They don?t show normal social interactions and have problems communicating. Children with Asperger syndrome show repetitive actions and exhibit poor motor skills. Some are thought have talent on which if they focus on could reach great height. Autism is known for decades, unfortunately, there are very few medications available to treat ASD. However, not all hopes are lost. In contemporary medical system (allopathic medicine) different symptom specific treatment options are offered for autistic patients. It is to be noted that these are mood altering medicines. Therefore, qualified physicians should be consulted and the medications administered under care. Ayruvedic approach: In ayurveda there are some herbal medications prescribed for autistic individuals. These are more of remedial measures than cure. Therefore, these medications are to be taken for life. As in many mood altering disorders, besides medications, management is suggested. Very interestingly, an Indian mother of an autistic son, Mrs. Soma Mukhopadhyay, developed Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) to train autistic children to lead near normal life. This has been demonstrated to be a boon for several severely autistic children. Her son Tito Mukhopadhyay is indisputably the most famous Indian with autism. With his mother?s guidance he had written many poems and authored a book titled ?Beyond the Silence: My Life, The World and Autism. Noting her revolutionary method she was brought to the United States by Cure Autism Now Foundation. Since then she had refined her techniques. Currently she is running ?Helping Autism through Learning and Outreach ? HALO? foundation (www.Halo-soma.Org). Recently, she had published a book ?Understanding autism Through Rapid Prompting Method? that details the technique developed by her.

My son is 20 years old, having some behavioral problems from 5 yrs. His treating Dr. are unable to cure him, as per them it's not his psychological problems, it's his personality disorder which is difficult to get cured, presently he is treating in NIMHANS, in this case can you help us Doctor?

MBBS
General Physician
Ask Free Question
My son is 20 years old, having some behavioral problems from 5 yrs. His treating Dr. are unable to cure him, as per t...
We have to examine him for further guidance and till than give us a detailed information about the diagnosis till now
37 people found this helpful

I am 25 year old but approx 6 months learning and forgetting problems than what should I 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
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test.

Hi im 40 years old I have done ivf test 1st spt and after that I have a physical issue I have a fever and paining body so what I do I call my doctor he told me come 14th of spt. So what I do.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist
Ask Free Question
Hi im 40 years old I have done ivf test 1st spt and after that I have a physical issue I have a fever and paining bod...
Hi,For fever and body pain you can take paracetamol tablet one or two..As for as possible avoid medication during this time.
1 person found this helpful

Mujhe weakness bahot hai Aur pure badan ki haddiya bhi pain karti hai Aur mera weight kam hota hai badhta nahi hai Mene Dr. counsult kiya magar wo pain killers aur gas ki davaiya hi dete hai Please tell me what is problem.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist
Ask Free Question
Mujhe weakness bahot hai
Aur pure badan ki haddiya bhi pain karti hai
Aur mera weight kam hota hai badhta nahi hai
Me...
u need to take high protein high calorie diet eat more protein foods eat good fat eat four meals eat frequently do exercise u may eat supplement also
1 person found this helpful

Sir I am 36 years old and I am also the victim of personality disorder . I don't know when and how I infected by this. My worry is that I get angry quickly where no need to get angry, in very small matters. And I put all my anger on my kids and family some time beat them. Please suggest me what should I do at the time of anger.

PGDPC
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
Sir I am 36 years old and I am also the victim of personality disorder . I don't know when and how I infected by this...
Dear lybrate user, nice of you to write to me and express your issue of concern. The fact that you have taken out the time to write to me about is shows that you would like to resolve the issue. I appreciate the concern for your kids and family. View life and the events that you pass through in an objective way. Be a simple observer and assist all especially your family members deal with their issues. Take some time out and develop some goals (long term / short term) for yourself. Live your life according to that. In your free time pursue an interesting hobby. Take out some time also for meditation and silent reflection. If any event takes place that angers you look at it objectively, take 2/3 deep breaths before you respond. Do meet a counselor / therapist for further assistance. You are welcome to write to me and contact me if you do require any further assistance. Wishing you all the best!
1 person found this helpful

I think I am in depression, I loose my appetite towards life and sometimes I am getting very board and having fear. Sometimes I am thinking very negative.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
I think I am in depression, I loose my appetite towards life and sometimes I am getting very board and having fear. S...
Anxiety and depression often go together. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
10 people found this helpful

How to quit smoking?

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist
Ask Free Question
Scientifically Proven Treatments for Smoking Psychosocial therapy Behavior therapy Social support Pharmacological therapies Smoking is a huge risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accounting for more than 75 percent of all deaths from these disorders. Smoking doubles the risk for cardiovascular disease deaths, but, because this disease is more prevalent, it accounts for as many smoking deaths as cancer and lung disease. The third major cause of tobacco-related mortality is chronic obstructive lung disease. The tar in cigarette smoke is responsible for the cancers. Irritants and ciliotoxins appear to be responsible for lung diseases. Carbon monoxide and clotting factors appear to be the most likely causes of cardiovascular disease. Among patients who are ready to stop smoking, it is best to set a quit date.FIX A DATE and STOP.

Hi I have a problem with me I once had some tension and went to doctor he said it would be a heart problem and asked to check up I gone through all check at last it was all normal after that I suddenly get lot of fear on my mind and I checked the symptoms on net it says anxiety can any one suggest how to over come from this.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
Ask Free Question
Hi I have a problem with me I once had some tension and went to doctor he said it would be a heart problem and asked ...
Inability to overcome anxiety on a daily basis even with best of efforts to relax counts for an anxiety disorder. this needs management with a combination of the right medications and behaviour therapies for anxiety and stress management. Consult online for any further queries and managemnt

I am 18 years old boy and my voice is not deepen yet. I had consulted a n ENT specialist and he told that I am having PUBERPHONIA. Tell me how to cure this and how many days are required to cure this and where to cure this?

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist
Ask Free Question
You are definitely having puberphonia. Speech therapist can correct your voice. I it will take 2 months.

How can I reduce smoking? Please advise.

CBT, Master in Family Counselling
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
Quitting smoking is more than strong will power or morality. Start quitting gradually. Reduce frequency and gradually a can quit. Avoid situations which leads you to smoke. In case you are trying it for long. Meet some psychologist who can work with you on this.
1 person found this helpful

He got last month poor marks in exam and he get depressed please help me to recover him from this

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
He got last month poor marks in exam and he get depressed please help me to recover him from this
Try to understand the situation which led to low marks so you can motivate and coach your friend to get better marks next exam.

I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many critical condition sometimes and I am an engineering student I couldn't interact with studying. What I am do? Suggest please and I also have a liver problem.

General Physician
Ask Free Question
I am 18 year old male and I am not healthy my stomach is always pain. My mind is so disturb many time I faces many cr...
Please see doctor around your area to examine you properly and do some test to be able to help you better. Take care.
4 people found this helpful

Myth and fact about Depression

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Psychiatrist
Ask Free Question
Myth: depression is not a real illness.

Fact: depression is a medical illness; a health problem related to the brain and is the major cause of disability. Research has shown the involvement of abnormal brain activities in patients with depression; hence, it should not be confused with ordinary sadness.

Depression is different for everyone, but just like any illness, it can get better with the right help and support. Your doctor is the most trusted ally for treating depression that can help you to lead a normal, healthy and active life.
Myth and fact about Depression
4 people found this helpful

Im drinking alcohol. I got stones in kidney. How to remove the kidney stones. And how to reduce the alcohol consumption. And how to loose weight. What are the medicines have to use to stop alcohol consumption. How to remove kidney stones totally. Please say.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
Ask Free Question
Im drinking alcohol. I got stones in kidney. How to remove the kidney stones. And how to reduce the alcohol consumpti...
Hi, individual treatment for kidney stones depends on the type of kidney stones that are formed. Firstly, staying well hydrated by drinking enough water is one of the best measures you can take to avoid kidney stones. To lessen your risk of forming a new stone, it is very important that you drink at least three quarts (12 cups) of fluid throughout the day. In hotter weather, you may need to drink more to make up for fluid loss from sweating. This will help keep your urine less concentrated. Less concentrated urine reduces the risk of stone formation. Most of the fluid you drink should be water. Try to drink a glass of water before bed and if you wake during the night to use the bathroom, drink another glass before going back to bed. There are two kinds of stone oxalate stone and calcium stone and treatment is different based on that. Other than this the combination of lemon juice and olive oil is traditionally used as a home remedy to expel gallbladder stones but it can also be used to treat kidney stones. The citric acid present in lemons helps break down calcium-based kidney stones and stops further growth. Take four tablespoons or a quarter cup of fresh lemon juice. Add an equal amount of olive oil. Drink this mixture followed by plenty of water. Do this two to three times a day, up to three days. You need not continue this remedy if you pass the stones in a single dose. Warning: this remedy may not be suitable for passing large kidney stones. Make sure you consult a doctor before taking this remedy. The combination of lemon juice and olive oil is traditionally used as a home remedy to expel gallbladder stones but it can also be used to treat kidney stones. The citric acid present in lemons helps break down calcium-based kidney stones and stops further growth. Take four tablespoons or a quarter cup of fresh lemon juice. Add an equal amount of olive oil. Drink this mixture followed by plenty of water. Do this two to three times a day, up to three days. You need not continue this remedy if you pass the stones in a single dose. Warning: this remedy may not be suitable for passing large kidney stones. Make sure you consult a doctor before taking this remedy. You should look for varieties that are low in sugar, or make your own. Lemons, limes, and cranberries are very high in citric acid, which helps prevent crystals from increasing in size and becoming new kidney stones. Avoid dark beers. These contain oxalates, which can contribute to future kidney stones. Take medication if suggested by doctor and follow the above along with that. For medication for alcohol consult a psychiatrist and get proper treatment done. All the best.
6 people found this helpful

I am having head ache and body pains from last one month I have consult the doctor but not used so please suggest the treatment.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician
Ask Free Question
I am having head ache and body pains from last one month I have consult the doctor but not used so please suggest the...
Take crocin pain relief one tab if headache is more and unbearable. check your BP. check your eye sight. take rest and proper sleep, avoid anxiety and stress.consult if not ok.

What should i do to get rid of maladaptive daydreaming and adhd?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
Ask Free Question
You shuld take profession advice and treatment from a psychiatrist. Both medicines and behavioural therapy is needed? Please also tell me your age and also tell me in detail what made you to think youself suffering from these problem?

Hi there! M actually suffering from depression day by day! I actually think too much about a lot of stuffs and that's causing me this! What should I do? Please help me with this.

BHMS
Homeopath
Ask Free Question
Hi there! M actually suffering from depression day by day! I actually think too much about a lot of stuffs and that's...
Hi, it's not known exactly what causes depression. As with many mental disorders, a variety of factors may be involved, such as: -people with depression appear to have physical changes in their brains -changes in the function and effect of these neurotransmitters -changes in the body's balance of hormones may be involved in causing or triggering depression. -depression is more common in people whose blood relatives also have this condition. There are other factors that seem to increase the risk of developing or triggering depression like traumatic or stressful events, childhood trauma or depression, history of other mental health disorders, abuse of alcohol or illegal drugs, serious or chronic illness, certain medications, certain personality traits. Untreated depression can result in emotional, behavioral and health problems that affect every area of your life. Examples of complications associated with depression include: excess weight or obesity, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes pain and physical illness alcohol or substance misuse anxiety, panic disorder or social phobia family conflicts, relationship difficulties, and work or school problems social isolation suicidal feelings, suicide attempts or suicide self-mutilation, such as cutting premature death from other medical conditions there are many medicines in homoeopathy for treating depression which is given on the basis and cause of depression as well as individualization of the case.
View All Feed