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Dr. Rakesh Prasad

Psychiatrist, Gurgaon

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Dr. Rakesh Prasad Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
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Dr. Rakesh Prasad is an experienced Psychiatrist in Sector-40, Gurgaon. He is currently practising at Asha USA Multispeciality Clinic in Sector-40, Gurgaon. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rakesh Prasad on Lybrate.com.

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How to overcome from thinking about a person who baldy insulted us and to focus on studies?

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
Whenever this thought comes ask yourself just one question. What is important to me now and in future. My studies or this insult? if the person has insulted you then is he or she really worth to sacrifice on the most important thing of your life now that is study. You might ruin your whole life thinking about this and not focusing on studies. How is it going to affect you in future? think and decide. Use your intellect to control emotional mind. Let go for your own benefit. Take care.
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How can we increase the memory power is there any medicine available or is there any exercise?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no medicine that is available to increase memory power. All the claims that you read about are just that: tall claims and no truth in them. But there are things you can do to help yourself. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: 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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I am 42. Recently I resigned from my job due to much mental pressure by boss. I am home but I can't relax. Sometimes I feel sleeplessness n sometimes I sleep for hours. I can't focus, don't like anything, very anxious pulses at extremes. N severe neck pain. I really don't know what to do?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 42. Recently I resigned from my job due to much mental pressure by boss. I am home but I can't relax. Sometimes ...
Till you get a new job, you might feel anxious and depressed, if the symptoms are severe, kindly consult a psychiatrist and take treatment. All the best.
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I am 25 year old male from bangalore india. I am having tiredness from past one month. Is it because of the climate or because of my smoking. Awaiting for ir answer.

BHMS, MD - Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
There can be both reason simultaneously. Quit smoking, as it reduces oxygen level in body hence causes feeling of tiredness in body, because cells of body cannot get proper oxygen for working.
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My husband eat lot of gutka and smoke he is got allergies on his body he eats allergy medicine for same please advice me is there any symptoms of cancer.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Possible signs and symptoms of oral cancer are as follows a lump or thickening in the oral soft tissues soreness or a feeling that something is caught in the throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, ear pain difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, hoarseness, numbness of the tongue he can under ayurveda treatments like the holistic methods of ayurveda for cancer treatment include: abstinence from food and lifestyle that cause tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) imbalance. Eliminating toxins through panchakarma. Restoration of healthy jatharagni (digestive power) functions. Rejuvenation through rasayanas. Ayurvedic preparations can act as an adjuvant or a co-therapy along with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is also helpful in post-surgery care. Ayurvedic medicines help to minimize the side effects of these therapies.
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My friend smokes 3 cigarette everyday what will be the consequence after 3 month.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
We cannot say anything about this level of consumption. Smoking is bad, period. If he is waiting for something to happen, then he is a reactive type. Once something happens healthwise, he will be too late and he will have to focus on cure. "whereas it is better for him to live on the preventive mode and quit smoking right now.
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How I take relief with stress what are there symptoms and how how I protect with this disease.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
How I take relief with stress what are there symptoms and how how I protect with this disease.
Hello lybrate-user, sorry to hear that you are feeling stressful. Is there anything in your life right now that is causing stress and agony. Do you feel upset/emotional, do you get hyper easily nowadays, are you not able to sleep, or are you overeating/undereating the following said could be some of the symptoms related to stress. However, the best way to release stress is to'let go' of something that you cannot control. Just close your eyes, visualize you are standing in front of the vast ocean. Imagine holding stress in your hands, and now slowly release that stress into the ocean. This may help you for few minutes. However, I am always there to assist you if you need my intervention. Have a blessed day, regards.
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
THE IMPORTANCE AND THE ART OF SAYING NO
In our Indian culture, we are taught to be polite and respectful especially with elders, whatever the cost to us. We must be polite with our guests and other relationships and at the workplace. Women must be never say no their in laws if they want to be happy in their married life. Employees should never say no to their bosses or managers or else they will lose their jobs.

There are 6 main reasons why people hesitate in saying NO:

1. You want to help. You are a kind soul at heart. You don’t want to turn the person away and you want to help where possible, even if it may eat into your time.
2. Afraid of being rude. I was brought up under the notion that saying “No”, especially to people who are more senior, is rude and disrespectful.
3. Wanting to be agreeable. You don’t want to alienate yourself from the group because you’re not in agreement. So you confirm to others’ request.
4. Fear of conflict. You are afraid the person might be angry if you reject him/her. This might lead to an ugly confrontation. Even if there isn’t, there might be friction created which might lead to negative consequences in the future.
5. Fear of lost opportunities. Perhaps you are worried saying no means closing doors. For example, one of my clients’ wife was asked to transfer to another department in her company. Since she liked her team, she didn’t want to shift. However, she didn’t want to say no as she felt it would affect her promotion opportunities in the future.
6. Not burning bridges. Some people take “no” as a sign of rejection. It might lead to bridges being burned and relationships severed.

Well these reasons are not true if you are familiar with the art of saying NO. Remember those people who said no to you and you didn't feel bad about it. The trick lies in when and how to say NO.
At the end of the day, it’s about how you say “no”, rather than the fact you’re saying no, that affects the outcome. After all, you have your own priorities and needs, just like everyone has his/her own needs. Saying no is about respecting and valuing your time and space. Saying no is your prerogative.

7 SIMPLE WAYS TO SAY NO
Rather than avoid it altogether, it’s all about learning the right way to say no. After I began to say no to others, I realized it’s really not as bad as I thought. The other people were very understanding and didn’t put up any resistance. Really, the fears of saying no are just in our mind. If you are not sure how to do so, here are 7 simple ways for you to say no. Use the method that best meets your needs in the situation.

The art lies in using appropriate body language, tone and proper timing. Coming across as genuine, warm and friendly will help to set the tone of the interaction and you will be the winner.

1. “I can’t commit to this as I have other priorities at the moment.”
If you are too busy to engage in the request/offer, this will be applicable. This lets the person know your plate is full at the moment, so he/she should hold off on this as well as future requests. If it makes it easier, you can also share what you’re working on so the person can understand better. I use this when I have too many commitments to attend to.

2. “Now’s not a good time as I’m in the middle of something. How about we reconnect at X time?”
It’s common to get sudden requests for help when you are in the middle of something. Sometimes I get phone calls from friends or associates when I’m in a meeting or doing important work. This method is a great way to (temporarily) hold off the request. First, you let the person know it’s not a good time as you are doing something. Secondly, you make known your desire to help by suggesting another time (at your convenience). This way, the person doesn’t feel disappointed or rejected.

3. “I’d love to do this, but …”
I often use this as it’s a gentle way of breaking no to the other party. It’s encouraging as it lets the person know you like the idea (of course, only say this if you do like it) and there’s nothing wrong about it. I often use this line when I get invitations to late night dinners and parties. Their ideas are absolutely great, but I can’t take part due to other reasons such as prior commitments or different needs.

4. “Let me think about it first and I’ll get back to you.”
This is more like a “Maybe” than a straight out “No”. If you are interested but you don’t want to say ‘yes’ just yet, use this. Sometimes I’m pitched a great idea which meets my needs, but I want to hold off on committing as I want some time to think first. There are times when new considerations pop in and I want to be certain of the decision before committing myself. If the person is sincere about the request, he/she will be more than happy to wait a short while. Specify a date / time-range (say, in 1-2 weeks) where the person can expect a reply.

If you’re not interested in what the person has to offer at all, don’t lead him/her on. Use methods #5, #6 or #7 which are definitive.

5. “This doesn’t meet my needs now but I’ll be sure to keep you in mind.”
If someone is pitching a deal/opportunity which isn’t what you are looking for, let him/her know straight-out that it doesn’t meet your needs. Otherwise, the discussion can drag on longer than it should. It helps as the person know it’s nothing wrong about what he/she is offering, but that you are looking for something else. At the same time, by saying you’ll keep him/her in mind, it signals you are open to future opportunities.

6. “I’m not the best person to help on this. Why don’t you try X?”
If you are being asked for help in something which you (i) can’t contribute much to (ii) don’t have resources to help, let it be known they are looking at the wrong person. If possible, refer them to a lead they can follow-up on – whether it’s someone you know, someone who might know someone else, or even a department. I always make it a point to offer an alternate contact so the person doesn’t end up in a dead end. This way you help steer the person in the right place.

7. “No, I can’t.”
The simplest and most direct way to say no. We build up too many fears in our mind to saying no. As I shared earlier in this article, these fears are self-created and they are not true at all. Don’t think so much about saying no and just say it outright. You’ll be surprised when the reception isn’t half as bad as what you imagined it to be.

THE BENEFITS OF SAYING NO:

Overcommitting by trying to cram too many activities into too little time leads to stress. We are much more likely to get sick when we are stressed. And chronic stress can cause serious health risks including depression and heart attacks.

1. OPEN COMMUNICATION: this way you are able to tell people who you really are and what is your capabilities and responsibilities towards yourself. This fosters for honest communication. Other people also see you as a human with virtues and limitations. This builds genuine relationships. Nowadays working women are clear about asking their husbands to pitch in towards house work and husbands are open about wanting a working spouse to support the finances. This creates space for pooling our strengths and working in collaboration with each other.

2. BOUNDARIES: with this practice you will be able to take care of those people who like to push or boss around other people to get their way. Drinking, smoking, drugs are common ways that children and adults with weaker personal boundaries, get drawn into. Learning to say no protects you from potential damage.

3. TIME FOR YOUR GOALS: You make out time for what is important to you and your vision of life. By saying no to late night parties, I am able to eat less junk, get a good sleep and get up early to exercise. Saying no to unrelated office presentations gets you time to spend with family.

Learn to say no to requests that don’t meet your needs, and once you do that you’ll find how easy it actually is. You’ll get more time for yourself, your work and things that are most important to you. I know I do and I’m happy I started doing that.



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Hi My husband told me he wants to have sex with another female how should I react .Please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Please find out if he means it or it was just to pull your leg and trouble you. How is your own sex life with him? are you ok to have him sex outside or you have objections? there will be pros and cons of each choice. Please click on private chat if you are interested in more detail.
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Dear sir how shall I increase my remembering power, as my age is 25.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
You can try memory boosting games like chess, note down thing you want to remember and review at times.
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Hi, I'm smoking for the past 8-10 years daily 3-4, but I now I want to quit immediately, is there will be any problem or side-effects, if I immediately quit or if not shall I cut down to 1-2 then shall I quit. please suggest me. Tq.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Many side effects as listed here. Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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This que is for my mother. She is suffering now from ocd. Please suggest me what I should do. She is taking medicine BT due to its cause of curing after 3 month. I can't not understand thamedicine is working r not.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
Ocd is a curable disease, she has to continue medicines whatever prescribed ,along with that should be started on CBT.. Both of them will help her tremendously..
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My relationship is falling apart, it is so unhappy. I am tired of this boring, unhappy, too many problems, fights, arguments. But this girl is very important to me, I don't want to lose her ever rather I want to make everything correct and be happy. How to do this? Please consult.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Life is difficult anyway. You must learn to adapt and through discipline approach this fact without trying to change it: change yourself. Relationships are all about adjustment and if you cannot you are not made or you are not equipped as yet for intense relationships. These initial disagreements and differences are all about whether you can cope with it or not. Of course, adjustment is expected on both sides. If I am placing too much expectation on you alone then I am sorry and you could both reach out to a relationship counselor to help you both see sense. Since you love the girl and want her so badly, make the effort. But you also need to be careful that you do not play into her hands too much that she takes advantage of you all through your life together. Have a frank talk to her and if you hit a roadblock, go to a counselor for help.
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Need your opinion in my case have been suffering from stress from quite long. From past one year, I am experiencing a peculiar problem. For example if a person has a bad breadth, when the person approaches me the same thought runs in the mind again and again continuously. I tend to avoid them if not able to I get very angry on them and start hating even though they are good to me. Very recently I had a marriage proposal. I was so confused with the guy finally I ended up breaking my engagement. I get negative feeling all day and headache. My doctor told I have depression and anxiety. I am taking medication as well. My fear is whether this situation can recover? I had a thought of ending the life also but now after taking medication I am ok. My parents want me to get married and settle. But I am so scared about this because if I find anything in the person I do not like I overthink. This is upsetting me very much.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Need your opinion in my case have been suffering from stress from quite long. From past one year, I am experiencing a...
Yes, you can resolve this problem forever. But to do so you will need to combine medication with counseling and continue the later for a long time. There is a tendency to obsess too, which is fear based. The other factor is that your depression is anger related and may have some deep-rooted foundation from childhood. Take your parents with you for counseling and let them share your life's milestones with the counselor to throw light on many issues that have contributed to the anger and fear. Anything that can cause a crippling effect has to pretty strong emotionally and has to be attended to effectively.In the meantime please do the following that can be done all by yourself as you desire: You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, 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 scotching 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 things, 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. If you are young and you can do it with some commitment. The doctor and counselor are there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with them is very critical for your success.
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Sir I am big smoker in the past 4 years and I am a student also, sir I have a great wish to stop my smoking but I can't. Please give me the advices and steps to stop these bad habit, sir I also have to know the remedies to clean the nicotine in the blood and to clean the lungs. I may expect a better solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
When you wake up in the morning, take firm conviction daily that I will abstain from smoking today. Eat fresh fruits daily. You can take caladium 30 sos, a homoeo drug.
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My father smoke and drink so much. What should I do?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Start tab topirol 50 mg at night andt ab larpose 2 mg for sleep. Ask him to chew tab nicotex when there is cravingforsmoking.
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I have been taking anti depressants since 6, years, since then i have been suffering from erectile dysfunction. I feel very bad and hence less confident due to this. I have tried to stop taking anti depressants many times but am not able to even though with the help of my doctor. Please help

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I can definitely help you in this regard.Please contact me through Lybrate.Com I will change dependeing on information I need to collect further from you.
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I am a male 41 years old suffering from psychosis and bipolar since 1999. I am presently taking olanzapine 20 mg, lorazepam 4 mg, trinicalm plus one tablet at night. And elicia 8 mg, bexol dt 4 mg, cognix plus, modafilin 200 mg at morning. I am taking clopilet 75 mg at morning and rozucor f 10 mg at night for tachycardia. I am having severe cognitive dysfunction for which I am taking cognix plus and modafilin. Are there better medicines to improve cognitive dysfunction?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am a male 41 years old suffering from psychosis and bipolar since 1999.
I am presently taking olanzapine 20 mg, lor...
Cognitive dysfunction can possibly be attributed to both: your illness, as well as the medications you are taking. It is however essential that you take the medication as prescribed by your psychiatrist. Do not modify, alter, stop or change any medications on your own. The best thing would be to approach your treating doctor with this problem so that they can make any changes (if required) in your prescription.
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My mother had taken regestrone 5 mg to postpone her periods but she developed drowsiness, headache, pain all over the body with a day. Please take me to get out of this problem.

MBBS
General Physician,
My mother had taken regestrone 5 mg to postpone her periods but she developed drowsiness, headache, pain all over the...
Some Drug has Side effect and varies from person to person so Observe ur mother if any other symptoms coming out or not otherwise u can advise her to stop taking any more of this thanks
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DOCTOR When I use to be with my elder brother I NEVER FELT IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER GIRL HOW TO OVERCOME FROM THAT GIRL BECAUSE MY PARENTS WON'T ACCEPT MY RELATIONSHIP WHAT TO DO DOCTOR SHE COMES IN A DREAM TO WHAT TO DO HELP ME BECAUSE OF HER I FOUGHT WITH MY BROTHER FATHER AND MOM TO Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
DOCTOR When I use to be with my elder brother
I NEVER FELT IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER GIRL
HOW TO OVERCOME FROM T...
YOu have to take a practical decision and if you can go against your family and live with her you can do or just forget her
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