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Dr. Prabha Appaswamy

Psychologist, Chennai

750 at clinic
Dr. Prabha Appaswamy Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Prabha Appaswamy is one of the best Psychologists in Ambikapuram, Chennai. She is currently associated with Dr.Prabha's Appaswamy Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prabha Appaswamy on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter going to 12 std this year finds difficult to concentrete. Once notied her surfing for schzophrenia. When asked for the needof such site she told she has the habbit of talking to herself. Now finds it difficult to study. What should I do. She had been in the hostel from third std to 9th std. Kindly help me to find if anything is wrong.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
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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. Take care.
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I always have negative thoughts and I feel depressed and I have bad temper. Also I have extreme inferiority problem. I always get annoyed by potty questions. Also I had nightmares. I also have fight between my heart and mind. please advise. Thanks.

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I always have negative thoughts and I feel depressed and I have bad temper. Also I have extreme inferiority problem. ...
See a counsellor immediately. It is reversible. Join a club, laugh a lot, have friends and partying, do exercises, play outdoor sports games. Love your family. Spend time talking to family. Negativity comes out of loneliness and failures. Right attitude can help you win over situation.
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Top 7 Mental Health Applications for Your Smart Phone

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The smart phone revolution has changed our lives in many ways. With several adults and even tech savvy teenagers and children turning victims of problems like anxiety and depression, doctors are increasingly turning to mental health apps. Frequent use of tech gives a better avenue for communication, in this case between doctors and patients.

Here are the top 7 mental health apps that can be used by patients to improve their mental health

  1. Code Blue: Bullying is a real problem that has led many down the path of depression and suicide. And, sometimes the solution is closer than you think, in this case it is just a click away. With Code Blue, you can choose people from your contact to be a part of your support group. With just a few clicks, the app will alert the support group if the user needs their help. The app also communicates the user's location to the group and the group can indicate that help is on the way.
  2. Breath2Relax: Feeling too anxious or angry and want to let your bad side take over the situation. Launch Breath2Relax on your phone and you'll be walked through a series of breathing exercise that help to reduce stress, stabilize mood, control anger, and manage anxiety. It can be operated independently.
  3. Lantern: Lantern is a web and mobile based platform that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques with advice from real experts. The app starts by measuring the users strengths, weaknesses, stress, anxiety, mood and social life and then tailors daily exercises that suits their pattern. Next the app matches you with a professional CBT coach who can answer any questions you have.
  4. PTSD Coach: PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD Coach is an app developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD, intended for use by veterans, military personnel and civilians experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The app provides a self assessment tool that tracks symptoms over a period of time and also connects with a support group from your contact list and locate nearby treatment programs.
  5. Optimism: Optimism is a family of applications that focus on self-tracking as a tool for coping with mental illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and PTSD. Users can record the intensity of their mood, which will eventually detect patterns and help identify problem triggers. . Users can create a customizable wellness plan to chart their coping mechanisms which will come from experience and understanding of their mental condition.
  6. Talkspace: This free app helps users connect with a therapist with whom they can chat anytime. It isn't exactly a substitute to in-person therapy, but more a precursor where the app's therapists can monitor and guide the user if they need more advanced help.
  7. Big white wall: Sometimes just knowing that there are others in the same boat as you is a big help and this is what the app does. It is a community where users with different type of mental health problems come together for discussion boards, reference articles and self-assessment tests. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
Top 7 Mental Health Applications for Your Smart Phone
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I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sleep well at nights. Please help me.

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I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sle...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a love. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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For e.g. I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time .Please help me.

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For e.g. I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time...
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Anyhow, there is nothing to worry. Most of the psychological problems can be cured with scientific therapy methods. Take care.
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Hi im 23years old male. Mera last 5-6 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actually last year mera meri girlfriend se breakup ho gaya tha, jiske sath mera 6mnths ka relation tha. Or jiske liye mai khud ko responsible maanta hun. I think mere ego or attitude ki vajah se breakup ho gaya tha or voh bhi kabhi-2 kehti thi ki mai uski baaton ko for granted leta hu. Mai roz guilt mein survive kar raha hu or apne aap ko jimmendar manta hu. Uski baatein roz mere mind mein 24hrs ghumti rehti hai or uske saath spend kia hua time bhi. Mai bhi usko pyar karta tha Or mai janta hun voh meri life mein ab kbhi vapas nhi aayegi and I really miss her. Mera daily suicide karne ka mann karta hai. Aisa lagta hai jaise meri life ek curse hai. Or ha mujhe OCD bhi hai, but mujhe nahi lagta sab iski vajah se hai. I really don't knw what to do. Meri mind ki koi concentration nahi hai. Mai daily stress mein rehta hu. If you can help me toh plss help me ki wht I have to do really ki mai apni life phirr se khushi se jee saku. Aur apna mind iss cheez se divert karke apni professional life mein kuch kar saku.

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Hi im 23years old male. Mera last 5-6 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actuall...
You seem to have realised that you have made some mistakes in the past but being harsh and judgemental of yourself is only going to harm you rather than help you in any way. Be gentle with yourself and tell yourself that whatever you did and said was unintentional and you never meant her any harm. You did what you have seen others doing. But now you know better than before and are willing to behave more amiably and respectful of the other person. Thus freeing yourself from that guilt, and looking forward to life and meeting more girls to be friends with and learn about them and yourself will be your learning curve. However you need to treat ocd with medication and counselling to keep it under check. Take care.
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I am being diagnosed for psychosis. I do have problems. Like low concentration what should I do. It's very hard to live like this.

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I am being diagnosed for psychosis. I do have problems. Like low concentration what should I do. It's very hard to li...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of scleranthus + 3 drops of cherryplum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen + 2 drops of clematis. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose)

I lost somebody close last year and séance then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and séance then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Pleas...
Dear prabin. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. Take care.

Sir. I' m 19 yrs old, engineering student I am unable to control my anger even in moderate situation from last 3 month it is getting worse that making me secluded from my parents too. And affecting my studies. How can I get rid of it?

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Hi, are you on any medication? Anger can be tamed if you learn to channelize it and express it healthily. I can teach you that. Come for counselling sessions. All the best
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I am a 40 year old I feel angry & dont have sufficient sleep.Please do help.

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Have you identified what you are angry about? if you have or even if you haven? t, go meet with a counselor to deal with the feeling. Unexpressed feelings with continue to circulate in your system and finally settle down in a favorite organ and lead to its malfunction or total dysfunction. One thing, it seems to have already done is that it has affected your sleep. Sleeping less than 6 hours a day is known to directly impact at least 86 diseases! that will, in other words, compound the problem more and will eventually lead to depression. Meet with a counselor and discuss this anger, and see whether you are escalating anger over fear and having people incorrectly relating to your anger when fear is the actual and genuine feeling. I assure you that you will be pleasantly surprised at the huge effect expressing feelings will have on your situation.

Hello sir, I have a daughter having 5+ years of age, she has a problem that she is not speaking anything, some words she can speak like" amma" nanna" she spoke that words with lips only not with tongue and she could not direct contact with our eyes, she always faces her head down only, she can understand what ever we spoke but she could not answer, I think she has some neurological problem, some times she tights her hand, sir could you please tell me the problem, I would give you more information if required. Thanks in advance sir.

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Hello Did she attend normal milestones i mean teething,crawling stage all at normal age???it seems like its neurological disorder before naming it,better u send all information n any tests also if u have done,Time being start with Homoeopathic medicine CALCAREA CARB 1M 4pills 4 Times 4 days with a gap of 1 week 4 courses n revert back..
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There are many mind power music and binaural beats available in the internet to increase the concentration, Sleep and to reduce the anxiety. Hearing to this type of music, will it create mental & nervous problems in long turn? Does it really works for intended?

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There are many mind power music and binaural beats available in the internet to increase the concentration, Sleep and...
Music works for various reason and is no threat to any mental or nervous problem. so do peruse this option and enjoy the pleasure it brings along with it.
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I have problem remembering stuff. It hasn't always been like this. Some days when I go out, when I get downstairs I don't remember whether I locked the door or not, I have to go upstairs again and check. Even when studying, sometimes, I have to read a paragraph over and over again (8 times) to be able to memorise it, but I haven't always be like this. What can I do?

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Such problems are becoming increasingly common. A few of the causes are lack of proper sleep with the possibility of a sleep related disorder, vitamin deficiencies, age related changes etc. An evaluation for the above is advisable.
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Hi Due to work and life tensions and stress I am totally depressed, lost hope in life, can't laugh, can't live and day by day losing my interest towards family, work and life. Could you please help me what to do?

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You could be suffering from severe depressive illness. Kindly visit a psychiatrist at the earliest for a resolution of your illness

He is daily chewing the manikchand more than 20 and what is solution to discontinue form this habit?

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Meditation and yoga has amazing result to quit smoking with in week you can contact Nasha mukti kendra from any spiritual organization like Brahma Kumaris, these organization provide their services free of cost

I have been talking to myself a lot nowadays. I can somehow feel this change in my thinking. Since a last few years I've been recreating situations that almost match the real life background and living through them mentally. First I thought it was just my imagination but now it's getting me confused between the incidents that happened in real and in my imagination.I can feel both slowly mixing up because I am forgetting what had actually happened in reality and thinking my perception as what actually happened. I see myself in many worse situations sometime like me dying or hospitalized having some deadly disease and talk to myself creating proper dialogues to all the characters in my perception and soon start believing that perception really did happen.I have sudden head acha or blank mind. Nowadays I cannot concentrate properly. My brain is stuck to the task of figuring out throughout my life what exactly was a perception and what was reality.Please help. A few days back I started talking to my friend about the jokes we cracked in class during boring math lecture n how we had chatted on a sheet of paper like always n I clearly remember the jokes n how we had passed that sheet to another one of our friends n she could not help but laugh n when I started talking about it they said it never happened n the friend I was chatting was apparently absent to school that day.I remember keeping that chat sheet into my math book so on hearing that I checked it to prove them wrong n found absolutely nothing in my math book Last year when I was in 10th grade we had about a week holiday before our farewell party.One day I saw a perception of witnessing the farewell party all the even speeches announcement my batch mates talking everything.For three days I was living with the fact that farewell party was over until my friend came to my house saying if I had chose myself a dress for farewell. Once last year after my board annual exams of 10th grade we have about3 month long vacation.One day during the vacation I suddenly started studying thinking my exams weren't over n I was on my one month study vacation before exams. Its creeping me out.I dont even remember half the things that happened really.When i was talking to my friends a few days back about our manali tour i found out that more than half the things i thought happened there were just a part of my imagination. N then people claim im fake n lie to people where in reality i don't know which is the truth anyway. Please i need help!

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Hello, You are 17, and weigh 102, Meanwhile You have developed recently, excessive talking and and which is not real to others what you think and you are imagining according to you. You have an organic Brain syndrome and need to rule out endocrine /TLE/ and other causes. Please investigate and take appropriate medication or advise.
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I am 25 year old male and have acne and black spot on my face. What should I do now? I don't drink coffee. I don't smoke. So help me.

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I am 25 year old male and have acne and black spot on my face. What should I do now? I don't drink coffee. I don't sm...
Following homoeopathic medicines available in homoeopathic shop. Use berberis aquifolium q sbl 20 drops in water x 1 month also apply berberis aq cream which is available in your city any company do exercise no night watching no outside food repeated (3 to 4 times) face wash with ayurvedic soap or face wash plenty fruits and vegetables
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I always feel stressed. I'll be angry on small small discussions. Less appetite. Digestion is not proper. Feel depressed. Always feel tired but my hemoglobin level is 14 gm.

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I always feel stressed. I'll be angry on small small discussions. Less appetite. Digestion is not proper. Feel depres...
Your Hb is normal in range and no worry about it. You have not discussed the reason for your depression. Fine, if you seems irritable with talking to people, lack of concentration in work or education, not interested in watching TV or studies, feeling less appetite, not having proper sleep, feeling worthless, dull looking are all the symptom of depression. In that case, spend time with your family members, do not isolate yourself, go out for walk in the morning and in the night (if possible) at least for half an hour, but walking in the morning is necessary which relieves you from stress or depression. Though not feeling hungry, take food properly in the right time a little sum. Make yourself engaged in any activities compulsorily, or listening to music (not the song) will help you feel much better. If not resolved from the above suggestions, revert back for further discussions.
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I have headache and vertigo whenever I concentrate or take exertion in any mild even work. I cant take part in my business due to my fault. Is it neuro case or something psychiatric case. Please suggest me.

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I have headache and vertigo whenever I concentrate or take exertion in any mild even work. I cant take part in my bus...
Dear patient, with only one symptom it can be diagnosed as neuro or psychiatric case. More interrogative case taking is required in this case. Homeopathy has answer to such problem curatively without any chance of recurrence you can consult privately for detailed casetaking and diagnosis.
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I am getting balance disorder and pain in head from last 2 months and I am also taking tab for hypertension's , I quit smoking also 2 months back in cold turkey way is this the side effect of quit smoking. Or something else.

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I am getting balance disorder and pain in head from last 2 months and I am also taking tab for hypertension's , I qui...
Dear lybrate-user, feeling of imbalance and headache may cause you problems. I need to know the extent of those problems, like what all routine activity you are not able to do. After that diagnosing appropriately is important, both hypertension and its tablets may cause problems. It is good that you quit smoking. In cold turkey way, you may get few withdrawal symptoms. For controlling them you may need for few weeks, may be 12 weeks, nicotine replacement as gum or patch. Pain in head may be a withdrawal of nicotine. But imbalance is not a usual withdrawal symptom.
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