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Dr. Prabhakaran

Psychologist, Chennai

Dr. Prabhakaran Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Prabhakaran is an experienced Psychologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Prabhakaran personally at Mind & Soul Care Clinic in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prabhakaran on Lybrate.com.

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Lack of Sexual Desire in Your Partner - the Best Way to Approach It

Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( GAMS )
Sexologist, Delhi
Lack of Sexual Desire in Your Partner - the Best Way to Approach It

If you are in a commitment, relationship or a marriage that is not so blissful in terms of physical intimacy and love, you probably can feel the blues. Whether a person is one with a high desire or one with a flat sex line it is a must to improve the relationship in which the person is. 

Here are 6 tips, which can be discussed with the partner who has a low sexual desire:

  1.  A satisfying relationship should be a priority: There are two main reasons to make sex life better and pay attention to it. First reason is that relationship with the spouse and the marriage depend on sex to a large extent. There is no successful relation unless there is a satisfying sex life. Second reason is that unless the intimate act is not enjoyed a person is just cheating themselves. 
  2. Medical Checkup: A visit to the gynecologist or physician can be planned for the spouse. Hormone replacement therapy can be considered. Evaluation and assessment should be done to see that effects are not been caused due to medication. Certain herbal and dietary changes might be helpful.
  3. An appointment with a therapist experienced in the area of sexuality should be scheduled: A certified sex therapist can help overcome the difficulties faced by you or your partner, whoever,  faces a low sexual desire. Drugs, like Viagra could be prescribed by the therapist.
  4. Consider your spouse's feelings: Though you might have a low sexual drive, but do make sure that you take care of your spouse's feelings as they can be rejected and hurt. The spouse's mood can be elated by flirting and telling them that they are special to you.
  5. Exercise and running: Daily exercise leads to an increase in the blood circulation and thus, the blood is pumped to all parts of the body. In women who exercise, the circulation increases the fluids of the vagina, which in turn helps in a quicker lubrication when in the act. Exercising also lengthens and strengthens the orgasm. Also, while exercising the brain releases endorphins the sex hormone. These hormones not only spice up the sex, but also help in digestion, lower the heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol and ease the body.
  6. Improve self-esteem: In some cases a poor body image might be a hindrance from indulging into sexual activity. These personal issues should be given time and dealt with in order to boost the self-esteem. One can start by exercising to improve the body image. Also, lifestyle modification and cutting down on cigarettes and alcohol helps. A new hobby can be taken up to relieve mental pressures.
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Hello sir. I am a 21 year old student currently preparing for civil services. I have always been a bright student but lately my problem of over thinking (EXTREMELY negative thoughts) and overstress has exacerbated to an extent where forget concentrating, I am not even able to form proper sentences while speaking/writing. This has reduced my confidence levels drastically because I was always a good performer at debates and writing competitions in my school days. My father is an alcoholic so I do not share a friendly relationship with him. We hardly talk. I have always been sort of an introvert but now it has become very hard for me to bear with this loneliness as the only person I had in my life hates me now. I think I'm slowly going into severe depression because now that I am not able to study properly, I feel like I will not achieve my goals and all my aspirations will merely remain dreams. I wish I could emphasize more on how tough this has become for me but I fail to explain it to anyone perfectly. I do not want a solution to my problems, I just want my confidence and enthusiasm back so that I can concentrate on my studies and ignore all my problems.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
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I am a 21 year old student currently preparing for civil services. I have always been a bright student but...
Hi Librate user Good to know that you are preparing for civil services exam.to succeed in this exam you need a long term motivation. so it is good to keep yourself motivated at all times by hanging a picture or motivational quotes on your study wall. you should remove all the pressures from your mind and become independent completely.and try to focus only on your goal. Always keep in mind why you are passionate about clearing this exam and start feeling that you are very close to your destination. always remember you are the creater of your own destiny. eat healthy, sleep well, study hard,believe in yourself and achieve your goal. All The Best.
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I am 40 years old and I have problem in reading and writing stuff and I feel that my eyesight is getting weak. Is it due to ageing for something else?

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Homeopath, Lucknow
I am 40 years old and I have problem in reading and writing stuff and I feel that my eyesight is getting weak. Is it ...
Yeh it can be. You should go for eye checkup. And take proper diet like carrot, spinach, watermelon. Do some eye exercise, like rooling eyes, rooling left, than right up and down, it is very good exercise which is very helpful for eye muscles. And apply mustard oil in toe after bathing. It will very helpful to u. Bye tk cr.
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Dear Dr. Thank to you a million times for answering my prayer. Can you tell me what was that I got when my heart went 250 beats per minute and my body paralyzed after? Shud I consider it as a heart problem or anxiety and why I'm I not able to feel active like before and feeling panic when the weather is hot and humid.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear Dr. Thank to you a million times for answering my prayer. Can you tell me what was that I got when my heart went...
The heart rate of 250 bpm indicates a ventricular tachycardia and more probably a fibrillation and you need cardiac evaluation.
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I want to be successful in life but I have not achieved anything so far. I somehow able to complete my graduation. I always wanted to be first and get a good job in life. Because of my fear that I have not done well in studies. It took me five years to complete my graduation. I am a good kid. I don't do drugs and I am not interested in making any girlfriend. My parents always expected me that I will do good in life and take care of them because of this, I feared more and not able to do well in graduation. The main reason for this fear is I used to be a monk and I left my monkhood for my parents because my sister got married early despite of her age. My father got angry and created lot of tensions in our family because of her marriage so I have to leave my monkhood. It took me years to know about people and deal with society. As I was a monk my perspective towards life was different and I am not able to compete with fellow students. I have spent 4 years in monastery and after getting out from there, it was hard for me to do schooling and normal things. But I did my best in schools and not in graduation. Please help me Dr. I have never told this to anyone even my friends, I just want to keep this story to myself. I have gone to lot of depression during my teenage because of my religious values which was not compatible with people. But I remain silent and quiet and moved on. Now, I am in my 20's please help Sir/Madam, I am ready to anything to change my life please help. Now, I am preparing for GRE and trying to do master's in abroad. Please help me, I am really frustrated.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Relax dear Lybrate user. You are unnecessary torturing yourself for nothing. First of all drop all your unrealistic ideas of becoming successful in life or becoming a monk. You are too young and immature to understand both the concepts. SUPERFICIAL KNOWLEDGE IS DANGEROUS. You are unconsciously comparing yourself with others. Nobody is perfect. Try to set realistic goals which could be attainable by your abilities. Talk about your position with all the people whom you love and respect, more and more. You will get some clarity about your future. If it does not help, go for counseling.
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Dentist, Guna
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.
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Thank you very much for your reply I'm really grateful to know the ans. I have few close friends they love me Nd support me as well even I think to join in a beautician course I'm really looking forward for this but r you really sure if I do chat with frndz go outside with them Nd join d course my prob will be solved? Coz my husband is not staying with us he is working in abroad Nd he comes home once in a year Nd I have to maintain all responsibilities alone which I can not bother every time. I do not have family support I told you my parents r not supportive Nd I have mood swing prob. I go outside with friends, chat with them it makes me happy for few days but after that depression will come again Nd I have to take those medicines lamitor od 50 Nd for insomnia I have to take rivotril. I know everybody has prob in there way but they may find out the way to come out I'm also trying d same. I was a very charming talkative spontaneous person everybody loved me wanted to be with me I had a positive way to live life but now a days I can not recognise myself all those positivity have gone. I do all my duties forcefully means I do not want to do but have to do like this. I love my child love my husband but the way life goes on I'm not happy may be I'm thinking too much abt it but still whatever I feel I just explain. Please suggest me some positive ways to live my life with full of energy suggest me some antidepressant medicines which makes me happy not necessary if you think Thanking you Sharmila Das Si.

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Psychologist, Delhi
Thank you very much for your reply I'm really grateful to know the ans. I have few close friends they love me Nd supp...
Don't take stress ,Life is full of ups and downs it happens with many people and now a days its increasing day by day so please stop blaming yourself and make yourself as much busy as you can and make your routine such that you make yourself busy along with proper caring of your child and share your feelings with your husband .As you are very emotional and caring person so make your this quality as your strong point. Be in touch with any good friend and share your feelings ,it will decrease your frustration and irritation level. If you need my help you can contact me .take care.
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I have a hobby of smoking and drinking, what should I do to stop smoking and drinking, please suggest me as early as possible. Kindly request your.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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I am 25 year ago. I am not feeling fresh. And I couldn't sleep well. I think I am suffering from depression. Can't focused. What should I do?

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
I am 25 year ago. I am not feeling fresh. And I couldn't sleep well. I think I am suffering from depression. Can't fo...
Yes indeed you might be suffering from depression (evident from your description) first & foremost you must consult a psychiatrist or psychologist to get a proper diagnosis & getting started on treatment plan. Here are some of the generic steps to take care of depression 1 sleep at least 7 hrs every night 2 avoid daytime naps 3. Write a diary daily 4. Walk in morning sunlight at least 30 minutes each day 5 meditate daily. These are not substitute for proper treatment & are only meant as stop gap arrangement. Good luck.
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I used to smoke 2-12 Light Cigarettes for more than 30 year butquit 3 years back. Am I still at risk.

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 user. If you had quit your smoking habit, three years back, your body must have been repaired by itself. There is no risk at all. Take care.
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How can we maintain a relationship with in a good manner. I face problems to do so.

M.Sc. - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Coimbatore
When comes to relationship, it does not mean that you and the holder of the relationship should share the same thoughts and values. Most people are having the relationship with opposite views and opinions, as like" opposite poles attracts each other" if having same views or opposite, just start understand them. Know their sensitive area. When you are problem with holding relationship it might be something you have tested their sensitive area. Start valuing their emotions, spend some time with them, share your views in an assertive way. Among all those things the main thing that you have to do is to address their emotions and views.
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I am unable give answer to my superior spontaneously if know answer for that question. Please advise.

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. I can understand. This usually happens because f lack of self confidence and lack of self esteem. Lack of proper experience in the field also can cause these problems. You need to improve your attitude, self confidence and self esteem along with experience. I suggest online therapy to improve all these. Take care.
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I feel depression, stress, tired, numbness, aloneness, not having good sleep, problem in sleeping, feeling chocked while sleeping, loss of memory, not interested in working.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I feel depression, stress, tired, numbness, aloneness, not having good sleep, problem in sleeping, feeling chocked wh...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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I am 27 years old male. Mari engagement tuti gayi hovathi hu depression ma aavi gayo chhu. So mane kai suggest karava vinanti. Me 3 years timir shah ni dava lidhi chhe.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 27 years old male. Mari engagement tuti gayi hovathi hu depression ma aavi gayo chhu. So mane kai suggest karava...
It is your life that is important to you and another girl can be found in your life, Right now you divert mind and meditaion and yoga can help you. Read books and listen to music also.
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I'm 20 years old male, but since some days I'm feeling breathlessness and anxiety. Some say it's because of stress may be. I would just like to confirm it once.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I'm 20 years old male, but since some days I'm feeling breathlessness and anxiety. Some say it's because of stress ma...
Chronic stress is a by product of hour life style in today's modern times. Stress could have various effect on our body. It effects almost all of our system, anxiety is also one of it. I would like you to try following things on a regular basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. Thus will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. 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. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Let me know how it works out for you. If you need help in exploring what works best for you and make this into your life style do let me know. As a trained wellness coach I could help you tailored your own holistic wellness program. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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How I can improve my remember power because I can not remember things or study for a long time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.
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Can college students who are studying take mecobalamin or other nerve med to make nerves strong as sometimes face anxiety disorders due to which the doc has earlier prescribed mecobalamin 1500 mcg once a day for 25 days to make nerves strong.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Can college students who are studying take mecobalamin or other nerve med to make nerves strong as sometimes face anx...
Mecobalamin has negligible role in controlling anxiety. Unless you have viatmin b12 deficiency it is hardly needed as a supplement if you have a good diet. Anyways its safe to take oral mecobalamin 1500mcg if you wish so.
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How to Find Balance in Motherhood?

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
How to Find Balance in Motherhood?

In today's world, the number of working moms all over the world is more than ever. Such women have a huge two-fold task of balancing between work and home, which includes looking after their children and managing their work at office. Balancing the two ends can make life hard for a working mother.

Here are some effective ways to find balance in motherhood for working mothers:

  1. Find good child care: While you are out for work all day, it is very important for you to get a good babysitter or nanny for your child. You could should seek references from people and find a patient and quality babysitter for your child. It is important to manage and evaluate the babysitter on all the criteria you require. An experienced and friendly sitter would make your child comfortable.
  2. Keep the morning easy: Get things organized at night so that you can keep the mornings hassle free. Use the mornings to prepare your child’s lunch and laying out clothes. Plan all kinds of family schedules during this time.
  3. Maintain a family calendar: You should maintain a calendar to figure out the priorities of your family. You can maintain bill payment dates, a chore calendar for your kids, a list of all important events and other required charts. This will enable you to maintain everything, in spite of your busy schedule and enable you to strike a better balance.
  4. Stay connected during daytime: You should try to stay connected with your children, even when you are away. You should call them frequently or send them cute messages or voice recordings and videos. This will keep them happy and they will miss you less. They will be more comforted and feel loved that you are near instead of being away at work.
  5. Keep away from distractions and time wasters: You should stay disciplined and maintain a limit on making phone calls or checking mails. Try to do these activities when your children are asleep. Cut down your television watching time and spend the evenings with your partner. When you are spending time with your children, do not multitask and give them your total attention. At work, try not to waste time and return home as soon as work gets over.
  6. Arrange family activities: You must make time for your kids in order to nurture your bond and get along with them. During their growing up phase, your child requires a major chunk of your time. Make special family dinners, watch movies with your family in the home theater and engross in different games. Spending time with your partner is also very important.

Life is quite difficult for working mothers who have to balance work and family together. In order to maintain a balance, follow the above-mentioned measures and lead a happy and fulfilling life.

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I always feel depressed when my situation are not making out. I have to take a long break from this world to come back. I always assume if I have done this differently what would be my results and thinking a lot about my question ultimately gives worrying.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I always feel depressed when my situation are not making out. I have to take a long break from this world to come bac...
If you take long break it leads to so many problems. Some time we cannot recovered the looss of the time and amount also. It is not good to do like this. Better to analyse your status. Better to come out of the problems. Share the all the feelings with your friends and family members. Better to come out yourself. If not possible. Better to take the help of good psychologist. Best of luck.
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