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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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He have been suffering from walking and speaking problem since he was born. He can't walk like general once can walk (he can walk like a pressure on one leg actually right side arm and leg are perfect). And he also can't speak clearly as we speak. All the basic medicines he had taken like polio and all. What should he do?

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He have been suffering from walking and speaking problem since he was born. He can't walk like general once can walk ...
He cannot get any improvement unless he goes through a major operation. He just needs to live happily and taken good care. Sometimes, people get better with time. He can do everything. He should practice yoga and pranayama, this will make him cheerful and patient.

I have been suffering from the symptoms of anxiety ie. Frequent heart palpitations, slight pain in left chest. Medication is making me feel more panic and terribly drowsy. What shall I do now? How shall come out this panic attacks of anxiety without pills?

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I have been suffering from the symptoms of anxiety ie. Frequent heart palpitations, slight pain in left chest.
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Yoga, meditation, focus on work, eating healthy and exercise moderately, reading, writing, watching good programmes with less violence and hobbies help a person cope with anxiety, palpitations without pills. Get heart tested for basic tests like ecg, echo, stress test and blood tests for sugar and total lipids.

What food items should be consumed to avoid mental stress and be in positive state of mind always.

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What food items should be consumed to avoid mental stress and be in positive state of mind always.
Hi, avoid stress, take one egg daily in morning breakfast. Dalia. Green veg. Whole grain foods, salaad, chicken 350 gm twice a week. Protein / minerals / vitamin rich meals daily. Take lassi, drink 8 glass water daily. Fruits juice once daily. Banana, apple etc once daily. Do exercise and yoga.

I am 35 year old my question is I am very nervous feel when talking with opposite sex I mean female. And my confidence is very low how to increase my self confidence and feel good.

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I am 35 year old my question is I am very nervous feel when talking with opposite sex I mean female. And my confidenc...
I can understand if the problem is with a teen or young adult, but you r 35 years. Still this happens with few men, who are brought up with few exposure to opposite sex interaction. I suggest you go to behavior therapy to a lady psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, it will immensely help. All the best.

I have three brothers in which one of my brother is suffering from disability and at present I am studying but I always depressed that if I couldn't be a good man than what will happen?

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I have three brothers in which one of my brother is suffering from disability and at present I am studying but I alwa...
Hello , don't get depress with the situation and concentrate on your future . Do meditation daily for half an hour and take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily for 10 days then revert.

What are severe side effects of propranolol hydrochloride on heart? I took the medicine non stop for 2 months. I took it for migraine pain. The dosage was 2 times a day daily. The medicine concentration was 40 mg.

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What are severe side effects of propranolol hydrochloride on heart? I took the medicine non stop for 2 months. I took...
Dear Lybrate user...Propranolol is a beta blocker and is commonly used for migraine prophylaxis. Its recommended dose for migraine prophylaxis can be as high as 120 to 160 mg per day. Its normal action on heart is to decrease the heart rate, but at a dose of 80 mg it is less likely to cause a significant damage. Rest differs from patient to patient and the clinical decision has to be individualized. Take care

I can't remember anything what I studying Please help me out or give me a suggestion, what to do for better memorising.

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Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.

I lost my girlfriend. She's cheating me. And she's loving some one. Now.am going soo depression soo plzzz help me.

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I lost my girlfriend. She's cheating me. And she's loving some one. Now.am going soo depression soo plzzz help me.
You do not deserve an unfaithful girl. So it is actually good riddance. If she has been unfaithful due to any contribution from you then you must look into that and take care of that adequately. You must also realise that if this had happened when you were married to her, it could be quite intolerable. So thank your good stars and move on fast. If it is too much, you must go and meet with a counselor immediately. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.

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Hallucinations, Delusions Uncommon in General Population:

Hallucinations and delusions are uncommon in the general population, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 31,000 adults in 18 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific.

The average rate of having had at least one hallucination or delusion (collectively referred to as psychotic experiences) was just under 6 percent. The rates were 5 percent for hallucinations and 1 percent for delusions.

Psychotic experiences were more likely to be reported by women than men (6.6 percent versus 5 percent), and by people in middle-income (7.2 percent) and high-income (6.8 percent) countries than by those in low-income countries (3.2 percent).

Of those who reported psychotic experiences, 32.2 percent reported only one episode, while 31.8 percent reported two to five episodes, according to the study published online May 27 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

"We have provided, to our knowledge, the most comprehensive description of the epidemiologic landscape of psychotic experiences published to date. Although the lifetime prevalence of psychotic experiences is 5.8 percent, these events are typically rare" wrote Dr. John McGrath, of the University of Queensland in Australia, and colleagues.

"Our study highlights the subtle and variegated nature of the epidemiologic features of psychotic experiences and provides a solid foundation on which to explore the bi-directional relationship between psychotic experiences and mental health disorders" the study authors concluded.

Sir, I want to stop smoking please suggest me. And when I was thinking not to smoke. I cant control my self and I am going to sleep.

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Thanks for asking your query at this forum. I want to educate you a little about addiction of smoking. Smoking provides instant nicotine to the body which is a potent neuro-activator. It gives a pleasurable kick to mind and thus a person wants to smoke again and again. There is a strong desire (craving) to smoke if person abstain from it for few hours/days. Person may have some discontinuation symptoms in the form of restlessness, anxiety, irritability etc. Due to craving and discontinuation symptoms a person can not easily discontinue smoking. You should gradually reduce the frequency of smoking. You may try throwing cigarette in half before finishing, so as to reduce the amount of nicotine. You may also take help of psychiatrist who may prescribe you few medicines for de-addiction like nicotine lozenges/chewing gums, tab champix etc to reduce the habit of smoking gradually. I wish you all the best.

Hello my self dinesh and I has been smoke since 1 year and I have quited it but I want to know that how to clear the lungs from the taar.

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Dear lybrate-user, don't worry. Congratulations on quitting. You did a great thing. Your body has started its repair process immediately on your quitting smoking. You need to augment it with plenty of liquids, fruit juices and nutritious food. Physical exercise and sweating helps to clean the lungs from the nicotime residues. On an average it will take around one year to completely clear the lungs. In the meantime, do not smoke even a single cigarette. Take care.

I am chewing tobacco last 4 years. I am not open mouth. I don't eat spicy food easily. And under my mouth there is bluish colour around it. Please suggest me Thanks.

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You should just quit chewing tobacco. Meet an ENT specialist and let that person examine you thoroughly to rule out any extensive damage and to treat whatever harm has already being inflicted. Chewing tobacco is really harmful especially because it is known to cause oral cancer and oral submucous fibrosis (SMF). Since it is an oral habit there are many substitutes that can be used to replace the oral stimulation. Of course, since it is a stimulant you cannot get the same effect and that is worth the loss to give up this very addictive habit. A dense fibrous tissue is deposited in the submucosal layer of the soft palate and cheek, causing disabling symptoms like trismus. It contains betel nuts, tobacco, lime, catechu and permitted spices and flavors. The first four substances damage the sensitive mucosa, causing constant irritation and micro trauma to the mucosa. Chemicals present act as a toxin. The phenol in the betel nut, with its caustic burning effect, destroys the mucosa, causing oral ulcers. The betel nut also contains tannins, which act as astringents, precipitating protein and damaging the mucosa. Altogether, this substance is known to be physiologically addictive. You can use replacements like nicotine chewing gum (if you want the stimulant effect, especially in the beginning) or ordinary chewing gum, hard candy and any other orally satiating substance, especially when the urge is very strong. You would have got conditioned to the habit to different times of the day and different situations. You must particularly avoid those occasions and occupy yourself with something else attractive. You should get regular exercise, eat healthily, and get a good night’s rest every day. Visit a dentist and clean up your teeth and gums to wipe out all the reminders and damages of the habit. You may also get a thorough oral check up and treatment for any damages incurred.

How to Prevent an Emotional Meltdown?

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Is depression eating you up from within? are you facing severe emotional meltdown? emotional disturbances can ruin your life and this is why you have to look for the best preventive ways. You can have a consultation with any counsellor so that you can share your problems. Your counsellor will definitely help you to get some potential way out.

Best ways for preventing emotional meltdown:

Detecting the signs: the actual signs of emotional meltdown need to be detected and then only you can get rid of the same. Both your facial expressions and behavioural changes are to be observed carefully as these will help you to detect the signs. If you are remaining silent for most of the times, then there is something going on in your mind for sure.
Early intervention: you should rely on your intuition or sixth sense so that you can sense the troubles you are going to face. You should have a good observation power so that you can sense things easily. Remain quiet and calm so that you can take the right decisions.
Living well: you need to choose a completely healthy way of living, otherwise you will never get freedom from emotional troubles. Do not think much about past incidents, rather you should look forward so that you can go ahead. You should develop only positive mentality in order to discharge your duties in a perfect manner. Remain happy and keep everybody happy and then only you will be able to get the actual essence of life. Healthy eating and good habits are also needed so that your life can become more lively and refreshing.
Have proper communication: if you think that your friends or family members are pretty reliable, then you can openly communicate with them. This would help you to get mental relief and relaxation. If you open up your emotions and share them with anybody, then you will feel relaxed and your mind will be calm at all times.
Have counselling: it is not always possible to share all your secrets with your loved ones and this is the reason you have to look for the most reliable option. You can go for thorough counselling, and this can help you to get rid of depressing thoughts and other mental troubles. In this case, you have to look for the best counsellor in your locality so that you can disclose all your hidden secrets.
How to Prevent an Emotional Meltdown?

Now a days I became so lazy in work nd I am loosing my memory power. why? Whats the reason?

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Hello, how many days or mths you had this problm? any another complaints? physical complaints? cause of your complaints? if any hello, you have come here to get well. We are here to select the possible medicine for you. In order to do that, we depend on your co-operation. Homoeopathic medicine is mainly selected on the symptoms you give us. If we are to make a successful prescription, we must know all the details of your sickness god bless u.

Hi, I am a Medical Coder so I know the risk factor so you can consult me as it is ,I have found these below mentioned things by my complete master check up, I am not taking any meds, and I am feeling chest discomfort ,chest pain, chest tightness occasionally, bp level 160/90, recently my mom got cva so I get suffered I think bu that reason I got high bp and some times I get anxious please help me give me suggestion.

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Hi, I am a Medical Coder so I know the risk factor so you can consult me as it is ,I have found these below mentioned...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. From the given symptoms it seems that you have mild anxiety neurosis and stress disorder which might have resulted from the stress.

I am looking for a good therapist in Gurgaon for my son. He is seeking help on anger management issues.

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 always arise because of irritation, disappointment or events which were negative and not expected. But you should understand, these are common. You cannot change situations or circumstances. But we can always alter our perception and behavior about what is happening. This the core of anger management. I suggest online anger management training. Take care.

Hi Doctor sir do you have any solution for shyness disease?

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Yes, social anxiety can be treated with psychotherapy where in you'll be gradually exposed to anxiety provoking situations in controlled conditions.

I'm feeling so sad cuz I forget things very quickly which also affect my study as well. Can I take modafinil drug for that and is that available without prescription? Help me.

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The reason for forgetting may be tension, stress. See a psychologist to give you deep relaxation training or you do pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev on astha channel 5.30 to 7 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom bramri and udgit - you will get miraculous results!

Hi my self Nazeer, I have short temper memory problem, I have taken many medicine but no changes. What should I do.

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Hi lybrate-user, Do the following: 1. Think before you speak In the heat of the moment, it's easy to say something you'll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. 2. Once you're calm, express your anger As soon as you're thinking clearly, express your frustration in an assertive but nonconfrontational way. State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others or trying to control them. 3. Get some exercise Physical activity can help reduce stress that can cause you to become angry. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other enjoyable physical activities. 4. Take a timeout Give yourself short breaks during times of the day that tend to be stressful. A few moments of quiet time might help you feel better prepared to handle what's ahead without getting irritated or angry. 5. Identify possible solutions Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Remind yourself that anger won't fix anything and might only make it worse.

I'm 23 year old. N I think it m in a depressed mood. As I failed in my exams. And now I hv to clear 3 sem together. N only one month is left in front of me. Do not kw how to concentrate back on my studies n clear those studies. My brain is not at all in astst to think anything. Can you suggest something through which I can concentrate on my studies n get cleared. please help .

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I'm 23 year old. N I think it m in a depressed mood. As I failed in my exams. And  now I hv to clear 3 sem together. ...
Hi, see in order to concentrate on studies you have to first remove the stress that you are undergoing and thats very simple. Start with yoga exercises. Do anulom vilom, kapalbhati and meditation for 1/2 an hour. Make a habit. And see your stress runs away and concentration increases. Take following homoeopathic medicine *tablet tranquil (sbl) 4 tabs to be chewed 3times a day 1/2 an hour before meals. *tablet biochemic 1 4tabs to be chewed 2 times a day 1/2 an hour after meals for 1month and let me know.
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