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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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How can I increase my memory? I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

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Dear, welcome to lybrate. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I am suffering from acute anxiety and insomnia. I become very much tense thinking of future and things that are going to be done. I also fear doings things in front of others. Please suggest me medicines to overcome these.

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I am suffering from acute anxiety and insomnia. I become very much tense thinking of future and things that are going...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 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 This remedy will be helpful.

How to avoid the cigarette. Any medicine is available.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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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 alcoholism. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.

I am suffering from osmf because I was taking gutkha and occasional cigarettes for 8 years now I left everything for good from 4th July 2015. But I get blood in my saliva sometimes if I talk too much for the whole day in my school and private tuitions I am taking colostrum capsules. Dentist and oncologist said not a concern because my oral health is superb. What is the problem?

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I am suffering from osmf because I was taking gutkha and occasional cigarettes for 8 years now I left everything for ...
Dear lybrate user, good to know that you've quit the habit. Add a pich of salt to a glass of lukewarm water and rinse your mouth three times daily. Brush gently twice daily with a soft toothbrush to maintain good oral hygiene. Get yourself monitored regularly. Avoid eating heavily fried, extremely hot and spicy food. Consume lots of fluids, water and fruits. Establish a healthy routine by taking out time to exercise and try to stay stress-free. Too much workload is harmful.

Hie sir, im 22, as I have squint eye from My childhood. By gods grace. It did not come completely. When I concentrate on something then squint eye comes automatically .problem is .since then childhood I can manage it (like it will not come usually. But now im unable to handle it. Do you suggest any exercises related to It?

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Hie sir, im 22, as I have squint eye from
My childhood. By gods grace. It did not come completely. When I concentrate...
Yes you need to get your muscle power and strength measured and get tested for any number of surgical correction
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I am a boy I am 16 years old I have taken medical stream in +1 ist I thought that I will do it but now from 10-15 days I don't want to go in lectures of sci. And my parents also angry on me on every minor mistake in any work bad thoughts come in my mind to suicide please guide me otherwise I will suicide.

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Dear human life is very valuable and enjoyable. You can understand purpose of your life after some time. For it find out hobbies what you love to do

Dear Sir/Madam Life is not as easy as we think. But when someone is with you, its easy to handle things. In my case even my husband is not supportive. I am a working woman and have to manage home.

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you are right that you need your partner to handle lifes stresses. But you need to understand more about relationships.. many times one feels that other person has some issues but it is always better to accept situations and give instead of expecting..expect less and give more the more you will give the more you will receive .. this the Law of Attraction

Me n my frnds are living together in a same flat in Bangalore, they both r in a relationship even their parents knws abt their relationship n I too love the same girl but she treats me as his best buddy as I have never revealed this to her bcoz its of no use. So, whenever I see them together it makes me feel uncomfortable and sad. I don't know what to do, how to react. Should I stop talking to her or change my room. What to do. please help me out.

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Me n my frnds are living together in a same flat in Bangalore, they both r in a relationship even their parents knws ...
Dear lybrate-user. You are not matured enough to adjust with the situation and therefore, I suggest, you to change the room. Take care.
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I have been able to control my smoking habit, I been been able to curb it from 8 in a day to 3 in a day. Honestly I do wanna quit it or bring it down to 2 in a day, What I wish to know is how much does it affect it I consume 3 in a day, will it be equally destructive as it was before?

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It will be less destructive to smoke less but the habit continues and that is what is a problem. When you are addicted, reduction is not much of an achievement. There is no such thing as a ‘little addiction’. So any attempt must be complete, abrupt, and immediate. Even a delay by 24 hours can sabotage the resolve. With epilepsy to boot, smoking a packet a day is a deadly addiction. But it is not easy because there is a lot of conditioning associated with it and these can be spread over the whole day and night! Since you want to quit I recommend that you seek the help of a counselor and do it with support. You need to identify with why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all, announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Perseverance with it until you are completely over it, is the key. You are still young and all the ill-effects of the habit can be restored and you can regain a lot of the losses: monetarily too.
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Am 21year old male, I have lost interest in mostly everything, I feel apathetic for emotional things, yet I feel anxiety at times.

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Am 21year old male, I have lost interest in mostly everything, I feel apathetic for emotional things, yet I feel anxi...
You are an youngster. At your age disappointment is normal. Lack of interest may be due to disappointment. Stress related anxiety is also normal. You need to set goal and work hard to achieve it. Setbacks are part of life and you should learn to accept it. You could need motivation therapy from an expert psychologist. Take care.
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Hello I am vikash jain from delhi age 30 y doing business I have problem in speaking and I want to clear my voice so please guide me.

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Please start doing regular pranayam yoga and meditation suck mulathi pieces 3 to 4 times a day take saraswatarishta 15 ml twice daily with water.
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How to break the anxiety cycle bcoz anxiety do'nt let me relax my mind feel that I am in danger and I am unable to sleep never get a quality sleep since 3 years and due to this unable to overcome anxiety please suggest some medicine for sleep so I will overcome anxiety.

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How to break the anxiety cycle bcoz anxiety do'nt let me relax my mind feel that I am in danger  and I am unable to s...
Dear , anxiety is part of your body's defense mechanism. You should change your lifestyle, attitude and learn psychotherapy techniques to manage your anxiety. I suggest you to provide more information. I can help you for sure. Take care.
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What is the symptoms of Peri-Menopause stage? I get heart palpitation during night times. Feeling depressed. How to control them.

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What is the symptoms of Peri-Menopause stage? I get heart palpitation during night times. Feeling depressed. How to c...
Heart Palpitations May Get Their Start in Perimenopause While there are no hard statistics on how many menopausal women experience heart palpitations, Portman estimates that 25 to 40 percent of women going through menopause will develop them. They tend to be even more common in women going throughperimenopause, the four years or so preceding menopause. “That’s when hormones seem to fluctuate the most,” Portman says. However, it’s unclear whether the hormonal changes that come with menopause are directly related to the development of heart palpitations. Portman says studies have shown that epinephrine and norepinephrine, the neurotransmitters that regulate heart rate and blood pressure, tend to fluctuate in menopausal women. These neurotransmitters might one day be a target for specific treatment of heart palpitations associated with menopause.
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I lost somebody close last year and since the feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and since the feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please h...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. 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.

Hello doctor, my husband is 44 years old. He is an alcoholic. I wanted to stop his this bad habit. But he does not believe that he is alcoholic nor interested visiting anti alcoholic center. Now a days, for no reason he is showing his anger on everyone i.e me, kids, road side passers by. Using abusing languages, yelling / shouting for no reasons. Please help me out with some medicine so that, he unknowingly stops his drinking habit.

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The elements of treatment appropriate for patients with severe alcohol problems are fairly straightforward. The core of these efforts involves steps to maximize motivation for abstinence, helping alcoholics to restructure their lives without alcohol, and taking steps to minimize a return, or relapse, to substance-using behaviors. Intervention The goal in this step is to break through feelings of denial and to help the patient recognize the adverse consequences likely to occur if the disorder is not treated. Reaching out to the Family The family can be of great help in the intervention. Detoxification Most people with alcohol dependence have relatively mild symptoms when they stop drinking Mild or Moderate Withdrawal--can be managed by giving medicine for 3 to 5days. Severe Withdrawal --in hospital. Rehabilitation For most patients, rehabilitation includes three major components: (1) continued efforts to increase and maintain high levels of motivation for abstinence, (2) work to help the patient readjust to a lifestyle free of alcohol, and (3) relapse prevention. if any further details are required Let me know.
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I am 36 years old female, working as a Professor in a reputed Engineering college. I will be get more tensed even for a small issues. Basically showing more anger to my kids. After a while I think about my self guilty and I used to decide that hereafter I should not repeat such things. But in the very next day I will loss my temper. I would like to handle all situation in pleasant manner. Suggest some useful tips for that.

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 Lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions are triggered when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. Emotions, once triggered, should be vent off. You should learn not to get angry even when there are apt circumstances around. Holistic methods like meditation and breathing exercises should help you. Take care.
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जिंदगी में आने की खबर तो 9 महीने पहले ही मिल जाती है ।
लेकिन जाने की खबर तो 9 सेकेंड पहले भी पता नहीं चलती ।।।
इसलिए मस्त और व्यस्त रहो.
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I am habitual to smoking. How can I reduce or stop my craving for smoking. Please advise.

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Homeopath
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Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.Thanks.
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Due to smoking at early age i.e 15 I have a very soft voice. It is not hard as men. It was as for fun with friends but quited smoking 4 before. Some people on phone recognize my voice like some woman is talking. How to get hardness in voice its very childish.

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Hello, it may be due to harmonal disorder. Go for vocal cord excercise to straighten your voice texture. Go for pranayam to nourish your cells & tissues tonning up your voice by pronunciating 'Ohm' opt music to practice vocal cord excercise in order to improve your voice quality. Tk plenty of water. To.hydren your body including vocal cord to make it more flexible. Tk homoeo medicine:@ Argentum nit 30-6-thrice. Quite, smoking, first. Report, fortnightly your feedback. Matters tk care.

I think 24*7 negative, and I do not know why I think so much negative right from childhood but please help me to be optimistic and also let me know the cause of my pessimism. I am tired of this negative shit and I am unable to get rid of it.

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I think 24*7 negative, and I do not know why I think so much negative right from childhood but please help me to be o...
Hi, first of all the good news for you is that you are not that much pessimist as you are thinking of yourself otherwise you wouldn't have asked here any question. So smile and give yourself a pat on the back:). Secondly get yourself involved in some positive group activities like sports or music. Remember idle mind is devil's workshop. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and have a sound sleep. Make a goal and prepare yourself to achieve it. Make new friends and engage yourself in your hobbies. All will be well soon. You may contact me by asking private question here on lybrate for further discussion.
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