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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 am 31 years old female n use to have angry very soon. N I m a house wife whats the reason behind it? All my medical reports are normal too. How to get rid from tiredness?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You need to go back into your childhood and find out what during that time may have contributed to your high level of anger. The tiredness may be related to the anger if it is turned inwards. When you internalize anger, it will stifle your natural energy and make you feel low and tired. It can also lead to depression. None of the feelings are to be controlled. The way you express them has to be appropriate. Now anger is pure energy and people mistakenly think that they must express anger violently, or aggressively, or they can damage something, or throw a fit, or kill, or hurt, or withdraw, etc. These expressions can be followed, if they are appropriate to the situation. You can instead simply talk about the feeling, write about it and share it with someone who understands; scream and shout in a situation which warrants it and so on. When the expression is most suitable, the repercussions are minimized and the other person tends to understand and is willing to apologize and sort out the matter. Many of us are inclined to worry about the consequences of expressing anger and use fear to suppress the legitimate expression. You can exorcise your anger out of your system by exercising, but it is the energy that is expended not the feeling. Unexpressed feelings will hurt you back by clinging on to a favorite organ and troubling it enough to cause it to malfunction or lead to its total dysfunction. You can also hand over the feeling to God, if you are a spiritual person, and very effectively too. All feelings must be expressed without exception.
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Know More About Bipolar Disorder

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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7 Confidence-Killing Words and Phrases to Ban From Your Vocabulary

PGDRP, MPhil, PGDGC
Psychologist, Delhi
7 Confidence-Killing Words and Phrases to Ban From Your Vocabulary

Confidence is a state where you know and understand yourself enough to put forth your thoughts and actions without being bothered or shot down by people around you. Yet, there are various situations that create a less than stellar performance in the confidence game. Many times, we end up behaving in a way that points to low confidence and self-esteem. While body language plays a huge role here, words and phrases also matter. So what are the confidence killing words and phrases that you need to ban from your life? Take a look at this list!

  1. Just: This single word can undermine your intentions and make things seem less casual than they actually are. Sometimes, we get intimidated by the person or the situation and end up down playing things by saying, I was just thinking about it like this.
  2. I am no expert: When you start a sentence by tearing yourself down, you are putting yourself up for rejection.
  3. What if: While a 'what if' may be a good idea in particularly trying situations where you are faced with a person who may be in panic or anxiety, this is not a good phrase to use at work and in life, in general. It shows that you have not thought of the option properly.
  4. I cannot: This single phrase can demolish relationships, both personal and professional within a matter of seconds. Nothing says you do not own your domain more than this phrase. When you say you can't or you cannot, you are effectively giving up and handing over control to someone else which is a downward spiral as far as your confidence goes.
  5. Like, so: Unless you are starring in a chick flick, we would recommend that you stop using this fluffy and light weight phase, 'that is like, so cool'. Yes, it may be cool, but saying it is cool, will more than suffice. When you use phrases like these, you are basically telling the world that you do not take yourself seriously enough to talk like a serious person.
  6. Exclamations: Using exclamations at the end of thanks or any other word, can show that you were not confident of getting the task done. Be grateful, but do not make it sound like relief.
  7. Sense: 'Am I making sense' or nonsense are words that you need to send away from your vocabulary, as they denote a low sense of confidence and also show that you do not have confidence in the people around you.So get into a more confident mode by removing these seven words and phrases from your life.
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Kya Sarir me jukham lage rehena depression ki waja hai? Ya fir jukham ki waja se depression?

Psychologist, Lucknow
Kya Sarir me jukham lage rehena depression ki waja hai?
Ya fir jukham ki waja se depression?
Hello lybrate-user jukham Lage Rehna depression ki vajah ho Sakti hai. But don't worry, go for medication and do pranayama daily for better results.
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My question- mere shir ke bal bhot jhad chuke hai or bhi jhad rhe hai or mera memory pawar bhot kamjor hai sir to may kya karu please slah dijiye.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi,Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 6.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair. ***Take Bacopa monn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily for weakness of memory.***
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Dear doctor, because of stress or chronic anxiety, will one's body skin get affected? My skin is looking very dull without shining. And I'm losing weight as well.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dear doctor, because of stress or chronic anxiety, will one's body skin get affected? My skin is looking very dull wi...
Yes it can get affected, it will lead to wrinkles darkening and dryness, get your stress and anxiety treated with a psychiatrist in 2-4 weeks you can observe the skin changes.
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How to Maintain Good Physical and Mental Health

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
How to Maintain Good Physical and Mental Health

The greatest wealth is health. Physical health and mental health are just the two sides of the same coin. One wouldn't be functional without the other. For a person to achieve a complete sense of well-being, he or she needs to have a functional mental and physical health. Although there are hundreds of methods such as yoga, meditation, exercise and annual checkups to maintain good health, people are not aware of them due to many factors such as lack of awareness. Yet the following are some of the habits one can adhere to in their daily lives for a healthy living. 

  1. Eat to stay fit: 'Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.' Eating healthy is crucial as it facilitates and improves the metabolic functions of the body. One should always aim for a balanced diet consisting of adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be included and fried, fat-rich and fast foods should be avoided to the extent possible. The right foods help in fighting foreign substances while the unhealthy ones breed them.
  2. Rest to be at your best: Requisite rest and sufficient sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body. If perhaps, early to bed and early to rise is not your thing, then you might try going to bed at a regular time each day. A good night's sleep rejuvenates both the body and the mind after a day's work. It can be compared to the refreshing cold water that one craves after a long run. So for those who love sleep, you people are possibly on the right track.
  3. Follow an active lifestyle: A sedentary lifestyle is perhaps the cause of a diaspora of diseases in the long run. A daily dose of physical activity is quintessential for maintaining a sound physical and mental health. Physical workouts and exercises lead to an increased circulation of blood throughout the body and help both the body and mind to stay fit. If you do not get enough time for workouts, try running or walking for at least 30 minutes a day. It will help. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Hi, I have been going thru alot of stress . Marriage trouble. Its almost on the brink of divorce.I dont want it.I love her. I am depressed. My head pains 24 *7. 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
You are not depressed, but disappointed. You could consult a family counselor for a few counseling sessions instead of worrying. Talk to your wife, iron out the differences, talk to her parents, relatives etc and find a solution.
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I'm having left leg pain with testicle.I completed by Ultrasound test and result was slight varicocele.One of doctor suggested me not to lift heavy weights.After 2 months,still im suffering slight pain.Does surgery is required.If surgery required,how many days it take for a person to recover after ?

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
SURGERY IS THE LAST RESORT Try medicines and scrotal bandage after proper diagnosis. Avoid standing for more time elevate that leg while sleeping

My father is 74 years old, he forgets everything like where he worked, what is home address etc, now days he wants to go out of the house frequently, once he had gone and didn`t returned one whole night, luckly we found him, what is his problem and treatment also.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Usually in old age, gradually memory power vl b decreased, along vth the decline in activity of brain function. But here, your father's condition, v can think of more rapid decline. Diseases like geriatric dementia (its a c/o related to memory loss in old age, alzheimer's, parkinson's disease r other any other neurological c/o shouldb excluded, where dopamine levels gradually come down. So, once take your father to show a neurologist to get ptoper check up, so that the diagnosis could b done, accordingly the t/talso as per requiremnt. Dont delay.
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I am having raisen heartbeats for some time even may be hours while my doctor saying its due to anxiety but I does not feel any tensions. Will heart beat raise even when we are in no tension or anxiety. While my bp is 130/90 and aged 22 and this I am facing since 4/5 months. How to get rid of it.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am having raisen heartbeats for some time even may be hours while my doctor saying its due to anxiety but I does no...
Reduce salt and oily spicy food , borderline BP & anxiety can be controlled without medicines , take more potassium like lemon water ,oranges ,bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables. do yoga , meditation and do everything that can reduce your stress like avoiding company of negative people and looking at life in a positive way without being judgemental.
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Besides nicotine, what makes cigarettes so addicting? And How to tobacco leaves contain poison?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user. In cigarette nicotine is the addictive substance. There are other 4000+ chemicals which are equally dangerous for health.
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Hi, I have been diagnosed with polysomatization disorder. Does CBT help? If yes, how much time it takes to recover?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi, I have been diagnosed with polysomatization disorder. Does CBT help? If yes, how much time it takes to recover?
CBT along with medications will help. The correct term is somatisation and not polysom..... as someone has told. it will take 16 to 20 sessions for CBT to show some effect. All the best
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My father used to drink alcohol a lot. But now he drinks alcohol 3 or 4 times a week. And day by day he is losing apatite, infact he totally lost their apatite at night. We insisted him to have dinner usually, why he is loosing their apatite during dinner? Is it any dangerous sign? His age is 53 and weight 61.

MA Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Alcohol kills your appetite and too much of alcohol is not good. Give him some salads with his drink or ask him to have his drink after his meals. This way he will eat more and drink less.
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I have a girl whom I give too much priority but that girl doesn't give me same priority back she is more attached to her family .I get depressed .what to do.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I have a girl whom I give too much priority but that girl doesn't give me same priority back she is more attached to ...
You have yourself diagnosed your problem! when you give too much priority to someone else, it is at the expense of your own self--you are not getting it back as you would want or deserve from your friend. This means, you are giving more than what you are getting. So, definitely, it will hurt. Please, for your sake, raise our own position i. E. You come first and then your friend. Give in a relationship that much where it is equal or atleast returned. Protect yourself from hurt by giving less in such a relationship. You will feel relieved and much better. Create some space for self and focus on your career.
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5 Ways To Deal With Depression!

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
5 Ways To Deal With Depression!

Depression is more than just feeling low or down. It is a serious illness that is caused by various changes in the brain chemistry. There are a lot of factors that cause depression, which range from genetics to change in hormone level, stress, grief, medical conditions and other life circumstances. All these can lead to depression and that is something which does not go away on its own. However, there are a few efficient ways through which patients can deal with depression. These are as follows:

  1. Exercise: Taking a brisk walk for fifteen to twenty minutes every day can be very healthy, not only for your body,  but also for your mental health as well. Dancing, jogging, cycling and yoga are alternatives as well. Although, people who are depressed might not feel like doing any of those things, but one should try to do them anyway. Once a person gets into the exercising routine, they will start noticing the change in their mood. Deep breathing, yoga exercises and meditation can also help people feel better and less depressed.
  2. Anti-depressants: Three brain chemicals that are responsible for handling your mood are norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. During depression, the brain circuits that make use of these chemicals stop working properly. In this case, antidepressants can be very useful. These tweak the chemicals that run through the brain and help improve your overall mood.
  3. PsychotherapyIt is a method through which therapists find out a person’s everyday stressors. This therapy is a powerful treatment for depression. Combining psychotherapy with medications can be even better and more effective. This also makes the symptoms easier to take. When a person talks about his feelings and problems with a stranger, it can help him or her release certain amount of stress.
  4. Social support: Talking to a friend or attending group therapies has proven to be beneficial. However, it is important that the person you talk to is someone who you will feel comfortable around. Therefore, it could be someone you know or someone who empathises with you. This is possible either with your close ones or group therapies where the people you talk with, have been going through the same problem you have.
  5. Meditation: Calmness and meditation can help you channelize your positive energy and thoughts over the negative ones. It can help a person see new perspective, develop forgiveness and compassion. Much like exercise, meditating briefly can help you gain immediate effects. It helps a person get over depression. This happens over time. One might not be successful in releasing their stress at once. It is a process that takes time.

The treatment that you get for your depression will depend on the kind of depression that you have. Some might get psychotherapy while others might get antidepressants or for some, exercise could be enough.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sir from past 4 years I feel like I drunk and i am not alive. I don't no what happened to me. And I took treatment of psychiatric they prescribed me serta 50mg and I get little bit rid but not completely I went so many doctors but i am not getting proper treatment so please help me. I frustrated from life.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Sir from past 4 years I feel like I drunk and i am not alive. I don't no what happened to me. And I took treatment of...
The medicine you were prescribed is for depression. Can you tell about other symptoms. Do you have other features of depression, like:- 1. Do you enjoy the pleasurable things like watching favourite tv serial or music as you used to enjoy earlier? 2. Do you like talking to others or you prefer to be alone now a days? 3. Do you feel sad most of the time and think negative about future? 4. Do you have enough sound sleep, do you feel fresh at morning? 5. Do you ever think yourself guilty of whatever wrong happened to you? 6. Do you feel yourself devoid of energy always? 7. Do you have lost concentration in job/ confidence in self? if more than 03 of the above answer are in yes in your case then you appears to be stressed and depressed. Adopt a healthy lifestyle with good diet, enough rest and recreation, adequate socialization and sleep. If still have the same feeling then you should get your mri brain, thyroid profile, sugar profile etc done. You may need few medicines to be prescribed by a psychiatrist.
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I have a serious issue regarding my sexuality. Sometimes I feel as female and want to become female I even do cross dressing wear female clothes I want my skin to be smooth and hair free. Sometimes I feel no I'm male but just hates to have hair on chest back legs. What should I do I get depressed very much.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I have a serious issue regarding my sexuality.
Sometimes I feel as female and want to become female I even do cross d...
Yes, these things happen. At least 1%-3% of indian population has cross dressers/ transvestites/transsexuals. Our society is not open to such variations in gender and it's possible that you might be finding it difficult to be accepted as you are. You are also talking of an inner conflict which is very depressing for you. I would suggest that you see a psychiatrist / homeopath/ayurvedic doctor for treating depression and associated symptoms. Finding your own community and interacting with them will get you the much needed acceptance and belonging to a group. Expressing your feminine side in front of others who don't accept you might not be a safe choice yet but you could give in to your needs in private and personal space. Counselling helps immensely to vent out and take your frustration out of the system. You can also learn in conserving, to cope with your sexuality, enjoy it and resolve the personal conflict that you are going through.
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I need psychological help. I don't know whether these are the symptoms of depression or not, but I feel so that I am getting depressed day by day. I feel sad, I always cry. Sometimes I feel like I want to commit something wrong but then I control myself. Yes I am in a relationship and we fight. But then whenever this situation comes where we fight, I get very weak. I cry a lot, can't sleep till 5 am and when I sleep. I sleep too late. Infact I sleep a bit too much. I feel that I am a lonely person, I feel isolated. Whenever I get to smile for a reason, I get scared along with. So that I do not get to cry again at the end of the day. Sometimes I want to cry my heart out, I want to cry out loud, but I can't. Yes I have self harmed many a times. Please help me out.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I need psychological help. I don't know whether these are the symptoms of depression or not, but I feel so that I am ...
If you fight more than what is called normal and it seems like you are the only one who is being hurt, then you may need to get out of this relationship. These are the signs of a toxic relationship. This may sound harsh to you but you have to get out of this situation if you are continuously feeling isolated or lonely. There is nothing more important than your mental peace and physical health. These things are not worth your precious time and precious life. You only live once so you better make sure that everyday you live is in a beautiful state. Start having some respect for yourself and feel blessed for the life and family you are given. Don't cry over these things because your parents haven't raised you to this day with so much love to see you in pain and agony. Start taking control of your life and day. Just keep telling yourself that you only live once and start appreciating this wonderful life. You are a beautiful soul and a beautiful person so you should be treated with the same care and respect like everyone else. At the end of the day, only you are responsible for your state. No one can hurt you without your consent. Don't keep the key of your happiness in someone else's pocket. Stay blessed!
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