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Dr. Prabal Kumari

Psychiatrist, Chennai

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Dr. Prabal Kumari Psychiatrist, Chennai
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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 forget things, I forget what I have spent in a day, I forget things where I have kept them. All in all I forget each n every thing which I should remember.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine BACOPPA MONNERI ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 2 tab twice daily BREN-UP ( ALLEN ) Drink 2 spoon 3 times daily Bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes Report after 30 days
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My brother used to consume drugs like opium nd sleeping pills before 12years. And lose his mental balance. Nd admitted to mental hospital. Now he smokes a lot like a chain smoker. Please suggest some medicine to get rid of smoking.

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, your brother's problem is not smoking. In my view he is suffering from schizophrenia for which expert psychiatric treatment is required along with psychotherapy, life style changes and meditation. Consult your psychiatrist. God bless you and him. Take care.
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I am 40 years old woman I am negative and dreamer , my confidence level is low .how can I improve myself and increase efficiency?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 40 years old woman I am negative and dreamer , my confidence level is low .how can I improve myself and increase...
Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: your behavior, your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so on. Look at the following comparisons of common confident behavior with behavior associated with low self-confidence. Which thoughts or actions do you recognize in yourself and people around you? So here are our three steps to self-confidence, for which we’ll use the metaphor of a journey: preparing for your journey; setting out; and accelerating towards success. Step 1: Preparing for Your Journey The first step involves getting yourself ready for your journey to self-confidence. You need to take stock of where you are, think about where you want to go, get yourself in the right mindset for your journey, and commit yourself to starting it and staying with it. In preparing for your journey, do these five things: Look at What You've Already Achieved Think about your life so far, and list the ten best things you've achieved in an "Achievement Log. Perhaps you came top in an important test or exam, played a key role in an important team, produced the best sales figures in a period, did something that made a key difference in someone else’s life, or delivered a project that meant a lot for your business. Put these into a smartly formatted document, which you can look at often. And then spend a few minutes each week enjoying the success you’ve already had! Think About Your Strengths Next, use a technique like SWOT Analysis Add to My Personal Learning Plan to take a look at who and where you are. Looking at your Achievement Log, and reflecting on your recent life, think about what your friends would consider to be your strengths and weaknesses. From these, think about the opportunities and threats you face. Make sure that you enjoy a few minutes reflecting on your strengths! Think About What's Important to You, and Where you Want to Go Next, think about the things that are really important to you, and what you want to achieve with your life. Setting and achieving goals is a key part of this, and real confidence comes from this. Goal setting is the process you use to set yourself targets, and measure your successful hitting of those targets. See our article on goal setting Add to My Personal Learning Plan to find out how to use this important technique, or use our Life Plan Workbook to think through your own goals in detail (see the "Tip" below). Inform your goal setting with your SWOT Analysis. Set goals that exploit your strengths, minimize your weaknesses, realize your opportunities, and control the threats you face. And having set the major goals in your life, identify the first step in each. Make sure it’s a very small step, perhaps taking no more than an hour to complete! Start Managing Your Mind At this stage, you need to start managing your mind. Learn to pick up and defeat the negative self-talk which can destroy your confidence. See our article on rational positive thinking Add to My Personal Learning Plan to find out how to do this. Further useful reading includes our article on imagery Add to My Personal Learning Plan – this teaches you how to use and create strong mental images of what you'll feel and experience as you achieve your major goals – there’s something about doing this that makes even major goals seem achievable! And Then Commit Yourself to Success! The final part of preparing for the journey is to make a clear and unequivocal promise to yourself that you are absolutely committed to your journey, and that you will do all in your power to achieve it. If as you’re doing it, you find doubts starting to surface, write them down and challenge them calmly and rationally. If they dissolve under scrutiny, that’s great. However if they are based on genuine risks, make sure you set additional goals to manage these appropriately. For help with evaluating and managing the risks you face, read our Risk Analysis and Management Add to My Personal Learning Plan article. Either way, make that promise!
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I am suffering from depression and claustrophobic please let me know how to overcome with it.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am suffering from depression and claustrophobic please let me know how to overcome with it.
Good Morning ~ If you’ve taken self-help steps and made positive lifestyle changes and still find your depression and claustrophobia getting worse, seek professional help. Needing additional help doesn’t mean you’re weak. Sometimes the negative thinking in depression can make you feel like you’re a lost cause, but depression and claustrophobia can be treated and you can feel better!
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My friend's boy friend is very rich but married now she is in love with him as the girl is not having father so he is taking care of her family he is supporting her financially but he is forcing her to be in liven relationship my friend asked him to take divorce but he says he ll after 3 years first he wants his father to transfer his property to him but he is pressuring her for liven she is upset too much cz id if she denies then he won't support and if she does it ll be shameful what she shall do tell something for her to come over depression and stay calm.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My friend's boy friend is very rich but married now she is in love with him as the girl is not having father so he is...
Your friend needs to evaluate all the pros and cons of whatever she decides to do. Its difficult to understand whether this relationship has any solid grounds. There are two layers to this situation. Layer 1) whether to get into live-in because she loves him and he has promised divorce to his wife after 3yrs. Your friend needs to consider following scenarios. A) he gives divorce and marries her after 3yrs: maybe possible, maybe not. What if he has a kid with his wife in these 3yrs. This will complicate the situation and cause undue pain and dysfunctionality to a family structure. B) he does not divorce his wife after 3years bcos maybe he feels responsible towards her or situation gets too much complicated. What will your friend do after spend 3years in live-in with him. Can she imagine the emotional and physical attachments may make it difficult for her to move on? will she be willing to settle for as a second option all of her life? thinking abt having children may complicate things further. Layer 2) she does not have father so he is financially supporting her family. How and who approved of such an arrangement? what is the role of her mother in this situation? is there no other source of income in the family? what would the family have done to have financial security if this guy would not have been in their life? why is the girl not earning to support the family? is this the only way she can bring money into the house? is money the only binding factor for this relationship? what will happen to them once the rich guy refuses to take care of them any more? ask your friend to reflect on these questions and take a wiser decision. If she can not do it on her own then consult a counsellor.
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How to quit smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I anger very fast on little things. It increased day by day. I want to be alone. If someone suggest me something, I anger and think for suicide.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Looks like your anger is getting the better of you and is impacting your daily life as well as your relationships. Maybe you don't like people because of how they behave and talk...or maybe you feel rejected by their behaviour. But the anger that you feel is really a choice that you are making because you can very well choose to laugh it off or not get affected as well but you don't seem to be doing that. Thinking of suicide, might be a short cut to peace and happiness but then you would have not used any of the potential that you have within you that wants tocome out. Do you want to let go of all the goodness within you? I suggest that you see a counsellor and learn tips and techniques to manage your anger better and use it to your advantage rather than thinking of suicide. You could talk more assertively and explain your anger instead od expressing it. Go away from the situation, calm down and come back and talk...or count upto 20 and then talk. Maybe listening to the person, might help you to understand their view point and this actually helps build bridges as emotional intimacy increases. Please see a psychiatrist immediately in a nearby hospital if you have been thinking about committing suicide for some time. This forum is not meant for emergency cases.
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I am 21 male I am a chain smoker doctor please tell how will you help me to quit smoking my parents also want to quit smoking I also suffering from breathing problem.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Use nicotine chewing gum to get rid of smoking. It reduces the carving for smoking. A strong determination is needed. Stop keeping cigarette close to you.
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Hi I am 24yrs. I m having problems of anxiety and deppression for last two months. Please help

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, you must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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hi sir Often i forget my important official work to do in office .Peoples told me that you are casual person.Please sir tell me what to do ,to increase memory power

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You can take anacardium - 3x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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How to increase memory power because after some time forget which is study some time before.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Try following things on a daily basis and you will see positive results. Concentration is a mental skill that you can develop. There are two ways to improve your concentration: first, raise your brain's natural ability to concentrate. In other words, increase your attention. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier. To improve your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it can be worth it. In my personal experience with students. This can make noticeable improvement in a relatively short time. Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include: mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Focusing on your breathing, known as mindfulness meditation, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. Proper sleep -i am sorry to say it. Pulling all nighter will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be. Brain game -. The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not the score in the game! eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Exercise is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing focus. At-least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Optimize your mental state & environment in addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine, also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying. Create a study spot. Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed. Remove distractions. Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with talk radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration. Block background noises. If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking. Use time boxes. Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time. Stay motivated with rewards. If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing one hour of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to. Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind. Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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If a man in late 50s could not quit his smoking (which for last 15 years had been between 3-5 cig a day, what care he should take in his diet to minimize the damage or some regular not so harsh oral medicine can be taken? What are the minimum costing tests which one can undergo half yearly to know if some new damage development is taking place. By Divine Grace, no bad symptoms so far.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
U r lucky till now but u never know when ur luck turn back from u.If u want leave ciggreette then dont plan leave it now,do excercise,eat homely food ,take nicotine or nicotine laced gums for 21 days. But formost u shud have willpower to leave the ciggerretes.
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I am Unemployed, Single with no friends, 35 years of age. I am full day depressed having Suicidal thoughts. Please help me. How do I can cure myself of Depression, Stress and Anxiety with the help of Safe and sound treatment. Please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am Unemployed, Single with no friends, 35 years of age. I am full day depressed having Suicidal thoughts. Please he...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex it will surely help you.
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Improving concentration

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
Improving concentration
Improving concentration.
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The patient complains of pain in whole body from many days, remains in seclusion and lost appetite. Sometimes gets too angry and have no zeal to carry out day to day house work.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
The patient complains of pain in whole body from many days, remains in seclusion and lost appetite. Sometimes gets to...
If the above complaints have been persistent for more than 6 months then this certainly suggest a serious psychiatric problem. This may be due underlying depression with associated mood fluctuations and irritability. In case of a female patient this may well be due to disturbances in hormonal levels. The patient needs a complete evaluation, investigation and appropriate management. Consult me online or a psychiatrist in your vicinity for help and treatment.
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Hi I am aman sethi. My issue is that I get a hard on lady other than my spouse. It is irritating my spouse. I have gone into depression. What should I do as I am only 38 years old.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi I am aman sethi. My issue is that I get a hard on lady other than my spouse. It is irritating my spouse. I have go...
There is nothing to get depressed about this. You probably have a wandering eye with an active imagination and therefore you are getting sexually aroused with another woman. Perhaps your marriage is going through what used to be called a 7-year itch and it is getting a bit stale and not as exciting as before. Even the sexual act may be a routine affair and does not get your mojo going. Also, your spouse may be losing her sexual appeal for various reasons and this is also, therefore, losing your attraction towards her. You will need to either accept all this and make good with what you have or the both of you need to introduce other exciting ways to stimulate your marriage to make it more satiating. You sound like you are overweight and this can be a contributor too. So some exercise will do you good and your​ hunger for sex will be aroused enough to want it with your spouse itself.
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I am very muchh addicted of smoking from last 7-8 month. How can I quit smoking. Please help Me

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
Even though treatments are available to curb nicotine craving, you should have sheer will power if you want to stop smoking. Nicotine gum, patches etc will help you. Take care.
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MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Surat
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My grandmother is suffering from dementia since last 2 years. Is there any treatment for dementia.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest your grandma to take tablet folvite twice a day for two months and revert back on completion
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Hello Dr. m unable to learn anything I forgot everything my nursing exams are held in oct next month what will I write in my exams m just dieing each N every minute my brain is talking every minute to me even m not able to sleep in night and I feel sleepy in day time whatever I prepare in one month I forget everything m late admission student when I write to practice for my exams I ask myself kya likhna Hai mujhe kuch kuch yaad rehta h bs kya karu kuch samajh ni arha Hai only 20 days are left for my exams and syllabus is lengthy my parents kill me if m fail. Pls help me thanks and regards.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Hello Dr. m unable to learn anything I forgot everything my nursing exams are held in oct next month what will I writ...
Anxiety has a fairly profound effect on your body, and causes a lot of strange and surprising symptoms. One symptom that often surprises people is that anxiety can cause forgetfulness. There are issues related to anxiety that can lead to memory loss and a general inability to remember things, and unfortunately as long as you live with anxiety you put yourself at risk for this forgetfulness to get worse. Causes of Exam Phobia: Unrealistic expectations of parents from their children. Parental pressure that cause greater worry and fear of failure. Excessive pressure and fear of teachers. Inadequate study. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Poor motivation and lack of self esteem. Poor nutrition and sleeping disturbance. Symptoms of Exam Phobia: Symptoms of Exam Phobia can be divided into 3 categories- physiological, cognitive or behavioural and emotional. Test Anxety Test Anxiety Physiological Symptoms: Head-aches Stomach-aches Nausea Diarrhoea Excessive sweating Shortness of breath Fainting Rapid heart breath Dry mouth Panic attacks Trembling and limbs become cold Vomiting Shaking Frequent urination Test Anxiety Test Anxiety Cognitive/ Behavioural Symptoms: Fear of failure Random thoughts Feeling of inadequacy Negative self talk Suicidal ideation Feeling of excessive mental pressure Insomnia or hypersomnia Drop out from school Difficulty in concentrating Emotional Symptoms: Low self esteem Frustration Depression Anger Feeling of hopelessness and helplessness Feeling of disappointment Some tips for overcoming Exam Phobia: Develop study habit: Be prepared for exam. Start study at least 15 days before the examination. Make a time schedule and prepare your lessons according to it. Develop positive attitude: Motivate yourself and keep trying. Always remember you can do it. Don’t study continuously. Take break between your study times. Don’t lose your self confidence. Try to develop self esteem. Stay focused: Concentrate on your test not others during the examination time. Avoid talking with other students about the subject before an examination. Use mnemonics: Mnemonics are the techniques of memorization. You can make chart, rhymes or phrase to memorize your lessons. Meditation: Meditation is one of the best medicine that can reduce your anxiety. Make a habit of meditation at least 10 minutes per day. It surely increases your concentration power. Meditation Meditation Practice relaxation techniques: During the examination, if you feel stresses try to take deep slow breath and relax your muscles. This will help to better focus on your exam. Stay relax Stay relax Consult psychologist: If your anxiety becomes uncontrollable, don’t hesitate to consult a psychologist or therapist. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in treating anxiety disorders. It helps to change your thought process and negative beliefs. Performance or test anxiety is highly treatable so you can get absolutely get better result.
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