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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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I am 37 male. From some last six month I feel lack of concentration & memory. Please suggest some homeopathic medicines to improve the memory so I can remember the things easily?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Forgetfulness and decreased concentration can be a symptom of depression or anxiety. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration. There are no medications to improve memory.
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My son is 26 year old and having mental problem with aggressive mood, abusing language, mental anxiety, lack of sleeping and mentally out of control, but have sense and physical care, no interest in eating etc.

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
From what you describe. There is quite a chance of a mental illness. Get him to see a psychiatrist sooner rather than later.
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I am 30years male body was tired any time so face dull 6 hrs sleeping only, and tension or tite situation body was suffering.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Lack of sleep and disturbed sleep are two of the main reasons behind daytime sleepiness. Hence, setting a proper sleeping schedule is one of the best ways to prevent daytime drowsiness. Proper sleep will even help fight low energy, fatigue, depression and stress. Different people need different amounts of sleep to function well, however an average of 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep is enough to help your body function properly. To help enjoy sound sleep: •Maintain a sleep schedule that has a consistent bedtime and wake time. •Keep your bedroom completely dark to promote restful sleep. If needed, use shades or blinds to block out any exterior light. •Invest in a good quality mattress, comforter and pillows to improve your sleep quality. •Read a book or do some relaxing yoga stretches for about 20 minutes before going to bed. •Limit your screen time staring at computers, TVs or phones in the evening before going to bed.
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I am a 17yr old female. I am facing a great problem. I cannot remember my studies. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and have interest in your studies too. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. In case you have problems with concentration here are a few guidelines: 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 or coconut 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 are 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 you and the family go for counseling too. Whatever happens, do not rush your decision and make it with your parents involved and some close teachers who know you well. 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.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. Now take you pick!
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Sir I have a serious problem related to psychiatric like when any body drive and I am sitting behind them then I feel something will happened me and I have to say stop to drive bike but when I am driving the same thing then it's not a problem please sir guide me I am too unhappy with this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a trust problem. You do not have enough confidence with others’ driving and because of that you may be a controlling kind of person, where permissible. There is nothing to be so unhappy about this really. You can live with this problem quite comfortably if you ride the bike yourself all the time. If you want to resolve this then you have to learn to trust and know that others will drive safely too. You must realize that their lives are at stake too and surely they will not jeopardize their own lives as well, would they? To do so you will need to have someone ride you along and after repeated attempts you will build confidence in their abilities. Of course it helps to find a good driver all the time and then reposing confidence in a good driver is a lot easier for sure. Additionally you could work with a counselor on trust issues and resolve that to be able to deal with the driving part too rather effectively. That is some of the reason that there are so many people who do a lot of what is called, 'Back-seat driving'.: they cannot trust others but themselves only.
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Hey sir I am student I m unable to concentrate on my study please suggest something.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 are 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.
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My wife (Age - 36) is very aggressive and starts shouting for even trivial and non-issues. This has started impacting our kids who are very young and even neighbours. She has mood swings and is very negative for no reasons. She is not ready to go to doctor and on discussion with counsellers they have recommended she needs treatment.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Well, treatment is what she needs, and soon too. She has what looks like a serious problem that can develop into severe complications. Most people who are unwell deny that, and would not want to be seen anywhere near a psychiatrist. But this is part of the disease and also is a very conventional form of thinking, unfortunately. Talk to her nicely, then firmly, and then you could be a little forceful but very cautiously and subtly. If she does not oblige, you and the kids must visit a psychiatrist and explain this situation. The doctor may prescribe some medication that can be administered in her coffee or meals, to make her more amenable as a person, and perhaps for treatment too. This will take time and tons of patience but it will be worth all the effort. She needs an early intervention
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My problem is bloating. When I consulted my local physician, he told that it is due to stress. When he gives medicine, I get okay but when I stress even a little again I start to bloat .What can we do to reduce stress. My age is 25 and some food habit to reduce my bloat will be of great use .Thanks in advance.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
In food: avoid fermentated food, bread, maida items. Eat fresh vegetables, fruits n sprouts like moong. For stress start with yoga n meditation, listen to music n divert your mind to other stuff.
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I am in love with someone. He dont love me. Once we used to be best friend. Now we r not even in contact. I dnt feel good at all. I tried many ways to forget him but did not success. Every where and there I miss him like anything. I do not feel like to talk to any one or do anything. I continuously think of him only in every situation. What should I do now?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Dear lybrate-user. Be in the middle. I mean neither love nor hate/forget. Subdue your ego and take initiatives to contact him whenever you feel you are deprived of him. Continue your friendship but not in depth. Focus on other areas of your life. You will find yourself Ok in course of time.
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My friend is going to marry in next month, he feels sexual weakness and has time problem, please recommend some drugs that will help in this problem.

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
It is the problem now every youth is facing. They watch pornoraphy in that they compare thier size. When compared to foreigners our size is very small. Based on this youth developed inferiority complex. They have doubt that we perform very well or not. Because of this some youth postponed marriage also. Initial days onwards you go medicine after that it may be addiction. Without medicine you are unable to do that. So power may increase day by day. It may leads some other problem. Suppose you partner and her mothers knows they may be chance to comment on your power. They said this person is has not having sexual problems. Your partner may also complain that please come without medicine. So you may so many problems. Physical as well as psychological problems. So do not depend on medicine. Do as a natural manner. They are not using any medicine why do you prefer medicine. Go with full confidence. You may succeed definitely. So please follow my suggestions. I have seen so many cases related to this problems. For that reason I give this advise. So please follow. Best of luck.
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I think im obsessing over a tune and it has caused me to actually hear it all the time. please help me I have exams in few week final year mbbs and im not able to study.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
You stop to think that obessing start to think that I am reducing will help you are ordering to your brain this effacts on our health. Stand up in fornt of mirror end think I am reducing day by day speack 10 times in a day. Avoid carbohydrates, rich proteins, eggs, nonveg, too oily end ghee prepretions. Take 6 to 8 hours sleep. Take simpal veg food with salad both times, avoid over eating, take less as you fill hungery.
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BHMS
Homeopath, Shajapur
Today stress is the big cause of headpain and depression
Avoid such situation in your life
Don't depress life more important than depression don't time waist in past or negative thinking


Always look positive
Look positive

Hi, I am 37 year male, having a severe anxiety, I feel nervousness suddenly feel no charm fear of death, it attack on whole body I am very depressed some time I feel life is useless. Please suggest what I do I have diabetes and hypertension too.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You try to detox your body by natural means. Get investigations reports. Practice yogic therapy. Breathing. Diet control. Exercise regularly. Monitor your bp and sugar levels regularly.
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I'm 20 years old and since the last year I've been smoking. I want to quit. How can I overcome the urge?

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Start your stop smoking plan with start s- set a quit date: choose a date within the next 2 weeks, so you have enough time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit, if you mainly smoke at work, quit on the weekend, so you have few days to adjust to the change. T- tell family, friends and co-workers that you plan to quit: let your friends and family in on your plan to quit smoking and tell them you need their support and encouragement to stop. Look for a quit buddy who wants to stop smoking as well. You can help each other get through the rough times. A- anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting: most people who begin smoking again do so within the first 3 months. You can help yourself make it through by preparing ahead for common challenges, such as nicotine withdrawal and cigratte cravings. R- remove cigrattes & other products from your home, car and work: throw away all of your cigarettes, lighter, ashtrays and matches. Wash your clothes and freshen up anything that smells like smoke. T- talk to your doctor about getting help to quit: your doctor can prescribe medication to help with withdrawal.
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Owing the prolonged duration of stress, anxiety, grief and conflict; I am inclined towards seeking professional help from some psychotherapist / psychologist so that some strategy be placed in order to alleviate.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Good morning, welcome to lybrate and thank you for seeking help. I am sure the prolonged duration must have drained you of your resources and you must be unable to handle the stress anymore. Since you mentioned four key words - stress, anxiety, grief and conflict, I would like you to go in depth of these words to explore your world. An indepth understanding of the situation is better than a superficial treatment guideline. Psychotherapy is most effective when reason/concerns/fears are understood to eliminate the root cause of the discomforts. There I request you to consult any psychologist online or in person and take sessions for your long standing anxiety. If the psychologist screens you out for anxiety disorder etc (not necessarily) you may seek psychiatric help too. All the best.
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How would I know whether I am under stress. Everything seems ok like normal sleep, no anxiety as such.Please tell.

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. Stress presdnfz itself as restlessness, body pain, lack of appetite and lack of sleep, negative thoughts, feeling hopelessness etc. I advice not to worry about stress unless you are actually stressed. Take care.
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Hi, I have a thing that troubles me every time i.e the chances of clearing the exams and getting off the work life that I am currently living in and make it better. This thing stresses me every place and every time. I know it Is a matter of patience but when I see others of my age achieving success and living happily, it simply stresses me out and sometime I even lose my cool.

M. Phil
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Hello lybrate-user, Stress will only give you further stress. Having said that it is important to understand your stress levels and cause of the same. Sometimes we tend to not rely on simple fundamentals in life, for e.g. If you study hard you will pass, ad if you won't you will not. There is no too ways about it. So just focus on your aim and work towards it.
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I am 31 years old been suffering from severe panic attacks which makes me loose control over myself, my body shivers and I yell n scream at times. For the last 10 years, this has also made me loose weight over the years. What do you recommend.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please consult a psychiatrist and a counsellor, you need medication as well as therapy. All the best.
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I am 28 years of male suffering from anxiety since 8 months. Please its a request to you to please describe how long I can face these symptoms like lightheaded, emotionally numb, feeling all things unreal besides me and feeling that you am not inside my body (depersonalisation. Thankx please reply I am in a huge problem.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
this is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u.
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