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Dr. N Prakash

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, New Delhi

38 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. N Prakash is a popular Psychiatrist in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. He has helped numerous patients in his 38 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . He is currently associated with Sehgal Neo Hospital in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. N Prakash on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi - 1979
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - NIMHANS,University,Banglore - 1982
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English
Hindi

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What should I do to reduce stress ,tension and worry ,which are usually because of my past events. I am not able to delete my past events. Which makes me annoying.

M.A. Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
What should I do to reduce stress ,tension and worry ,which are usually because of my past events. I am not able to d...
Hi lybrate-user It seems like you have had some very difficult experiences that continue to make you feel distressed. It is natural for anyone to continue feeling worried and stressed if traumatic experiences are not processed (which can happen for many reasons ranging from adverse childhood experiences to lack of adequate resources in the present). Generally, as we try to 'delete' or 'forgive and move on' without working through the unpleasant emotions, we end up getting even more worried. To use a cliche, its like the elephant in the room. Also, in such situations, in addition to the difficult events, we also start doubting ourselves and worrying about our inability to forget and move on. This only adds to the distress, and can be a very frustrating cycle. To begin with, please give yourself time, patience and care you deserve, in the same way as you would care for someone you love. I think you are likely to find it helpful to seek help from a qualified psychologist who understands trauma, and who will be able to help you work through these concerns. All the best.
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I loved someone. He gave me a lot of words and won my heart when I used to hate love. Now he is telling we are only friends. I was physical with him and now I want but he does not. I feel like dying. Please suggest.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Its an old saying. Men offer the term 'Marriage' to have sex and women offer 'Sex' to get married. In a Practical world, all men think about is Sex - not friendship, nor soulmates, nor 3 am friends, nor acquaintences, nor brother-like person, nor wellwisher, nor family friend. I simply fail to understand, why women donot understand this basic practical rule followed by men. And then women cry wolf. Go to a Psychiatrist or a psychotherapist to get assessed and or counseling regarding practical life situations
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I am very lazy and fat. Whenever I am trying to wake up in morning, my body gets so much of pain. I am working these days. I want to become fit and want to get a healthy and easier life. Tell me possible remedies for it.

MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Chennai
I am very lazy and fat. Whenever I am trying to wake up in morning, my body gets so much of pain. I am working these ...
Obesity can itself be the cause of all ailments. Try loosing your body wt. Engage in activities like swimming or brisk morning walks.
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I am 59 years old was suffering from depression. I consulted psychiatrist and medication was started with lonazep, Paciten and Nexito-10 etc. I had been completely fitted and normal. Then I stopped medication for 3-4 months. But I understood that I have been caught slight depression again I started Nexito-10 for last 1 month without consulting psychiatrist. Now I think that I am fit but lacking Zeal in Work. Please advise.

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am 59 years old was suffering from depression. I consulted psychiatrist and medication was started with lonazep, Pa...
Dear lybrate-user, Stopping the medicine and restartin it agin shows that you want to experiment with yourself. It can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor as the medicines will be prescribed after assessing the severity of symptoms. Ask for help. Help yourself to recover. Don't contribute anything to disease. When you can see the positive change after medicines you should go for follow up and ask wheather the same dose of medicine is required or not? Most of the times doctors taper off the medicine. Let he give his expert advice. If you have any doubts or side effects talk openly to your psychiatrist but don't stop the medicines. Enjoy the recovery by adhering to medicine, counselling and follow up as well.
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I am having bells palsy (right face) n I m 23 years old. M having since 6 month. It is 70 % cured. Should it consider rest 30% to be permanent for life. N does smoking affect bells palsy.

MCh Neurosurgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Guwahati
Facial physiotherapy and electrotherapy smoking has no direct link but it uaually precipitate respiratory tract infection which has direct role.
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I have this problem of not being able to concentrate on one thing for a long time but my main concern is not being able to concentrate on studies, for example I'm studying and if some guy pops up and starts talking or plays music, it immediately diverts my attention towards that thing, please provide some remedies doctor.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
There are no success formulas. If you have a sense of commitment then nothing in this world can distract you! make up your mind, have a definite goal and create a plan to work towards that goal. You can politely tell you r friends or anyone else that you need to study. People respect you only if you are sincere! so if you sincerely ask people not to disturb you, they will appreciate you. Wish you the best.
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I have been in depression from 4 months. And I can't sleep at night. Sometimes I break down. and cry all the time at night. What should I do doctor? Please help me out.

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Sexologist, Jalna
I have been in depression  from 4 months.  And I can't sleep at night. Sometimes I break down. and cry all the time a...
Hello, it is best to consult a psychiatrist early in depression to prevent impairment in your personal and professional life. You could choose either medicines or counselling depending upon severity of illness. In the meanwhile, you can:- 1) aerobic exercise for 30 mins daily like walking or running 2) cultivate some hobby that gives you pleasure. 3) interact more with friends and family members. 4) music helps in lifting mood. 5) do yoga, pranayama, meditation or simple deep breathing techniques, whatever comes easy to you. If these things don't help much, don't shy in seeing a psychiatrist.
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I have some issues in brain speed and I am slowing down, memory loss and my age is 24 I think it's big issue. Any one can help me? And guide me? Tell me which food and exercise?

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 Vidhyasagar, 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. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then full depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I lost somebody close last year and since then full depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.
You can go for following remedy it will help you 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 it will surely help you.
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I just discovered my 21 years old son has started smoking.How to get him out of it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Don' t slap him or get annoyed. For smoking cessation it' s good u give him emotional support and use 2bacoline patch according to his daily use and pattern of smoking.
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What is the difference between Hookah smoking and cigarette. Does Hookah with flavor harms body? Kindly give some deep insight about that. Because over the internet there are different different perspective and it's quite confusing.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
In hookah smoke passes through water which was thought to filter out harmful chemicals but that is now not known to be true. Hookah may actually be more harmful because of the long smoking duration!
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I am 24 year old. i'm suffering from headache, eye pain, body ache currently i'm working as a accountant in a company. Please Dr. Help me out from this problems.

M.B.B.S; D.O.M.S
Ophthalmologist,
Take symptomatic treatment in the form of antipyretic and antiinflammatory. Take a break for 2 or 3 days and get your refraction done.
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Doctor my name is akki I need to fit. How can I be fit. What I meed to do. I want to become fat. Do I eat apple daily. Is it ok. Doctor please help me. How can I remove stress.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Doctor my name is akki I need to fit. How can I be fit. What I meed to do. I want to become fat. Do I eat apple daily...
Hi lybrate-user, to be fit you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You need to exercise daily for 30 minutes either brisk walk, jogging or aerobics. You need to drink lots of water, eat fresh fruits and green leafy vegetable. Have a balanced meal - protein, minerals vitamins in right quantity. And not to forget to have adequate sleep of 6-8 hours. If you are willing we can make a diet chart for you.
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I am 20 years old. My exams are near and I don, t mind reading. So what can should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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.
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Tips to think out of box or what to do for smart thinking or what to do to become sharp minded?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before. Ironically, its a cliché that means to think of clichéd situations in ways that aren’t clichéd. We’re told to “think outside the box” all the time, but how exactly do we do that? How do we develop the ability to confront problems in ways other than the ways we normally confront problems? How do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things? 4. Read a novel in an unfamiliar genre. Reading is one of the great mental stimulators in our society, but it’s easy to get into a rut. Try reading something you’d never have touched otherwise – if you read literary fiction, try a mystery or science fiction novel; if you read a lot of hard-boiled detective novels, try a romance; and so on. Pay attention not only to the story but to the particular problems the author has to deal with. For instance, how does the fantasy author bypass your normal skepticism about magic and pull you into their story? Try to connect those problems to problems you face in your own field5. Write a poem. While most problem-solving leans heavily on our brain’s logical centers, poetry neatly bridges our more rational left-brain though processes and our more creative right-brain processes. Draw a picture. Drawing a picture is even more right-brained, and can help break your logical left-brain’s hold on a problem the same way a poem can. Also, visualizing a problem engages other modes of thinking that we don’t normally use, bringing you another creative boost.
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I am 27 year old suffering from schizophrenia. I can't study or can't do anything. Taking tablets fludac and trazin h. I feel I am changed. How long it will take to get cured.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Antipsychotic medications reduce the risk of future psychotic episodes in patients who have recovered from an acute episode. Even with continued drug treatment, some people who have recovered will suffer relapses. Far higher relapse rates are seen when medication is discontinued. In most cases, it would not be accurate to say that continued drug treatment ?prevents? relapses; rather, it reduces their intensity and frequency. The treatment of severe psychotic symptoms generally requires higher dosages than those used for maintenance treatment. If symptoms reappear on a lower dosage, a temporary increase in dosage may prevent a full-blown relapse. Because relapse of illness is more likely when antipsychotic medications are discontinued or taken irregularly, it is very important that people with schizophrenia work with their doctors and family members to adhere to their treatment plan. Adherence to treatment refers to the degree to which patients follow the treatment plans recommended by their doctors. Good adherence involves taking prescribed medication at the correct dose and proper times each day, attending clinic appointments, and/or carefully following other treatment procedures. Treatment adherence is often difficult for people with schizophrenia, but it can be made easier with the help of several strategies and can lead to improved quality of life. There are a variety of reasons why people with schizophrenia may not adhere to treatment. Patients may not believe they are ill and may deny the need for medication, or they may have such disorganized thinking that they cannot remember to take their daily doses. Family members or friends may not understand schizophrenia and may inappropriately advise the person with schizophrenia to stop treatment when he or she is feeling better. Physicians, who play an important role in helping their patients adhere to treatment, may neglect to ask patients how often they are taking their medications, or may be unwilling to accommodate a patient?s request to change dosages or try a new treatment. Some patients report that side effects of the medications seem worse than the illness itself. Further, substance abuse can interfere with the effectiveness of treatment, leading patients to discontinue medications. When a complicated treatment plan is added to any of these factors, good adherence may become even more challenging. Fortunately, there are many strategies that patients, doctors, and families can use to improve adherence and prevent worsening of the illness. Some antipsychotic medications, including haloperidol (Haldol®), fluphenazine (Prolixin®), perphenazine (Trilafon®) and others, are available in long-acting injectable forms that eliminate the need to take pills every day. A major goal of current research on treatments for schizophrenia is to develop a wider variety of long-acting antipsychotics, especially the newer agents with milder side effects, which can be delivered through injection. Medication calendars or pill boxes labeled with the days of the week can help patients and caregivers know when medications have or have not been taken. Using electronic timers that beep when medications should be taken, or pairing medication taking with routine daily events like meals, can help patients remember and adhere to their dosing schedule. Engaging family members in observing oral medication taking by patients can help ensure adherence. In addition, through a variety of other methods of adherence monitoring, doctors can identify when pill taking is a problem for their patients and can work with them to make adherence easier. It is important to help motivate patients to continue taking their medications properly. In addition to any of these adherence strategies, patient and family education about schizophrenia, its symptoms, and the medications being prescribed to treat the disease is an important part of the treatment process and helps support the rationale for good adherence.
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I am married but I always see other women doing sex with me in my dreams. I don't want to think but it keep going in my mind in day time also. Some time it be about a woman who is in my close relation. Normally I never think to do so. I feel very bad. Please advise how can I get rid from this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am married but I always see other women doing sex with me in my dreams. I don't want to think but it keep going in ...
These fantasies are common in men and you have to get mind control and be sensible. Meditation and yoga will help you get mind control.
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I am 25 female. Suffering from major breakdown in every area of my life. One bad incident and whole life came crashing down. I am trying very hard to deal with it but it just seems impossible to come out of of. Death seems to be the only way to freedom from this struggle. But problem is, I am not a weak person and though I really want to anyhow just free myself from this, suicide is not my way.

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. Definitely yes. Suicide is not your way. You have enough experience fighting negative situations in your life. All those situations gave you a lot of positive lessons which are your greatest assets. Be proud of them. As you had see many negatives, the bright part is near. Don't surrender. Positives are round the corner. Be patient. Take care.
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I have been constantly thinking negative for last 4 to 5 years or say from very young age. I don't know how I formed this habit, I tried to change, read lot of self help books, watched seminars, but nothing changed so much, I want to know the source of my negative thinking because even a 7 to 8 years old kids are very optimistic than me, I was not at all positive during my childhood. I used to get irritate and I was a coward in my childhood and even now I am the same, I want to know whether genes have any effect on thinking How come some people are so optimistic while some like me are pessimistic, Is it a gift of nature. Because kids don't know what thinking is, I want to know whether these thinking ability is genetic or environment My brother and I share same environment but still I am very much negative.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have been constantly thinking negative for last 4 to 5 years or say from very young age. I don't know how I formed ...
Today, we are discovering a lot of the influence of genes. So, in relation to your question, the genes do have a lot to do with your negativity. Fortunately, it is the environment that can be used to benefit you favorably, even with the influence of the genes. The genetic inheritance is only a predisposition to a condition: it is the exposure we place ourselves into that can either stimulate or suppress the predisposition. Your problem, in seeking solutions in books and seminars, will not necessarily provide the help you need: it is to do with and in and around people that you can work out the solution. For example, being with positive people only will gradually influence you to become optimistic in life. Since you mention this to be a trait from childhood there may be, apart from the genetic influences, some traumatic influences from prenatal days and later, to have a great impact. The character of your family and parents too will have a bearing. This attitude in life will be the cause of your problems and not its effect. You could attend some counseling and do some personal work in any or all of these areas and resolve this, permanently. There is a solution to all problems and your search must be in real earnest, and above all your cooperation is vital to the success of your efforts. Gradually, you will become positive and start enjoying life with all its challenges and live a normal life. If you start a regimen of vigorous exercise (even in a gym), eat well, sleep well, and handle your emotions well, you will feel and act a lot better. Also be healthy and fit in five areas: physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual, to be a complete personality. You will become confident, develop a good self-image, and be optimistic. The reason you are different from your brother is constitutional in nature (and other factors too), even if you had had the same environment.
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I am 18 years old and has been smoking for 3 years. I have pnd due to allergies that is why I keep on getting mucus in my throat. I smoke marijuana also occasionally. nowadays I noticed that when I smoke marijuana my right side of chest tends to squeeze and sometimes its towards the middle! How can I cure it?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Ishan, Thank you for coming out openly about your smoking and marijuana use. You seem to have nasal (nose) allergies and you are under treatment for the same, Montair lc levomax 500. Why do you want to irritate your nose, throat and chest with smoking? Adding fuel to fire. You are young and you can stop both smoking and marijuana, if you try hard for 12 weeks. It will help to treat your allergies better. It will have other health benefist in the long term. If you need any help to stop smoking, you can come online text or audio.
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