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Dr. P K Sukumaran  - Psychiatrist, Thrissur

Dr. P K Sukumaran

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MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist, Thrissur

53 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. P K Sukumaran 92% (2571 ratings) MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry) Psychiatrist, Thrissur
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He has had many happy patients in his 52 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He has done MBBS, DPM. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. P K Sukumaran on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Government Medical College Kozhikode - 1965
DPM (Psychiatry) - Central Institute of Psychiatry Ranchi - 1973
Awards and Recognitions
Sargaswaram Award, Indian publishers award published 32 Books
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Life Member Rotary Club
Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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423, Sankarayya Road West Fort, Landmark : Near Syndicate BankSankarayya Road, Thrissur, Near Sindicate BankThrissur Get Directions
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My friend had a accident 4 days back and she had some injury near ear and had Stitches. Is it possible to have a memory loss because she can not remember some things which happened. CT scan report is normal. Will she become normal from memory loss.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Dear lybrate-user Even if scan is normal soft damages to brain can occur Train your friend with neuro rehabilitation.
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Avoidant Personality Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Avoidant Personality Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Don’t like social gatherings? Have you always been the one who avoids family get together? If your answer is affirmative, then you are probably suffering from Avoidant personality disorder (APD).  Avoidant personality disorder is a psychological condition wherein, one feels extremely shy. Becoming overly sensitive to rejection and developing feelings of inadequacy are common signs of this disorder. This disorder can lead to problems in your work life and relationships. 

Symptoms
With APD, the commonly surfacing symptoms would include disapproval and disregard of situations and people, rejection and embarrassment. It generally gets very difficult for the one to get acquainted with new people and form intimate relationships. One generally ends up misinterpreting people’s comments and criticism thus, feeling angry and frustrated all the more. 

Causes
The exact cause of APD has not been established yet. It is believed that environmental and genetic factors play a role in this disorder. People who are inherently shy and reserved are usually prone to developing this psychological anomaly. 

How do you treat APD?
In order to treat APD, you can opt for the following modes of treatment:

  1. PsychotherapyCognitive behavioral therapy is a treatment option for APD wherein, the doctor counsels on how to change one’s thinking patterns and thought process, thus, influencing his/her actions.
  2. Psychodynamic psychotherapy: Psychodynamic therapy involves you becoming aware of the unconscious thoughts. It helps you figure out how your past experiences frame your behavior. Your past emotional pains can be resolved with this technique so that you can move ahead with your life. 
  3. Medications: Anti-depressant medications used to treat depression and anxiety can be used to treat APD.
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My son is suffering from epilepsy and neurologist has suggested not to give medicine having quo ionic salt. Now he is having urine problem and urologist has prescribed niftran capsule. Please advise about use of niftran capsule for epileptic patient.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Dear lybrate-user It is primarily useful for sleep and good for fits also U can follow his advise.
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Hi Doctor, from few days I have been seeing stress level high and heart rate gets increased .last time when I felt like this I got ECG which normal. My bp is normally 112/80 n during stress it's 140/90. To bring stress down I take alprax .25 in night from last 3 days. Anything abnormal. My concern has raised ever since I have started my new trade work in shares. It this a reason? What can be done best to manage both.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
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from few days I have been seeing stress level high and heart rate gets increased .last time when I felt li...
Stress In today’s day & age where stress is high, feelings of frustration can emerge. It is our perception that can change our current negative situation into a healthy & positive one. Another way of perceiving these feelings of frustration can be by looking at them as an opportunity to push ourselves to go that little extra mile until we achieve our objective. However, there are times when we all can go around in circles; and being in this space can be quite upsetting and lead to feelings of dissatisfaction, frustration and can even cloud our mind and judgment. To ensure that this stage is not reached, here are a few simple steps one can approach these feelings of frustration with and eventually overcome them: Be present in the now: When one feels frustrated, we have a tendency to overthink and that too about many different things. It may momentarily occupy our mind but not in a constructive manner. We have a tendency to dissect all the past events in our minds and psychoanalyze ourselves, others & all situations related to the event or even remotely resembling it. The best thing to do at this point is to bring yourself back into the present moment, by calming yourself, center your thoughts on what is presently going on around you. You can do so in the following ways: Relax into the now: Find a space to sit comfortably, close your eyes and simply concentrate on the live events happening in your environment around you for a minute or two. Take a nice deep breathe, inhale and exhale, in through your nose and out through your mouth, very good, continue. Become aware of all that is happening around you at present- The sun shining in the sky above you, the children playing out in the garden, the vehicles or the individuals passing by. Take in all the details. Relax into this space, in the now. Be happy & grateful for what you have at present: Make a list of all that you have in your life that make you happy, joyous or even just comfortable. Things that we sometimes take for granted. Be grateful and happy as you make this list, this is all that is positive and good in our life, smile. It's real! A few examples are:- A warm home and a roof over your head Clean drinking water Clean, nutritious, healthy food Access to the internet and other forms of technology that make life easy Your loved ones The point of power is in the present moment: Sometimes anger, stress and feelings of frustration can block out all that truly matters, all that is positive & good in our lives, even when it is right in front of us. It is important and very beneficial to remember that the point of power is in the Now! The present moment is when you pen down your thoughts, try to trace the root cause of your negative emotions, of the feelings of frustration. When you know the root of the problem, finding a solution becomes easy. List out possible solutions and create an action plan. Take back your power! Take this time to relax, breathe, unwind and introspect. When you feel that you are better and ready to roll, get back up on your feet again & shine!
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Hello doctor I am male 30,5"9" and weight 60 kg. Initially 5 years back I am around 49 kg, vitamin d deficient now normal, I feel dizzy, lazy, irritation, not sleep at night almost takes 2 hours to get sleep, lack of concentration all the time, low self esteem fear. I addicted to masturbation daily and watch porn to get some relief from this symptoms. I am feel very annoy with symptoms and I trying to get rid of masturbation and porn which are impacting on my brain. What would be the ideal weight for my height, I feel hungry cannot eat much food, don't feel to drive car due to symptoms, how can I get my energy level back.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
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I am male 30,5"9" and weight 60 kg. Initially 5 years back I am around 49 kg, vitamin d deficient now no...
Masturbation is harmless It will never cause any ill effects No organ is damaged. It is a superstition more prevalent in the North. Semen is only secretions from seminal vesicle, prostate, Vas deferens, and sperm from testis. Nothing more. Just like secretions from nose during a cold as far as our body is concerned. No vitality is lost during ejaculation as we popularly believe. Masturbation is perfectly normal sexual outlet. No need to be felt guilty about it.
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Hi, Can a patient under depression take pcm tablet while he is taking mdd xr 50 n zolfresh also.Please suggest me something for that.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hi, Can a patient under depression take pcm tablet while he is taking mdd xr 50 n zolfresh also.Please suggest me som...
Depression is a very common problem. There are so ever so many much worse than u. Yours is a little problem No need to worry. Stop smoking and Alcohol Have regular exercise like walking swimming cycling jogging with friends for one hour Holidays once in a week Nexito 10 mg daily Yoga Take fish and vegetables.
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Hi I have chronic depression and anxiety. On medication for it waklert 150 mg and bupron XL 300 mg. For diabetes gfitm2 500 mg pressure telmikind HR 40 mg. Feel dull no energy.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hi I have chronic depression and anxiety. On medication for it waklert 150 mg and bupron XL 300 mg. For diabetes gfit...
Depression is a very common problem. There are so ever so many much worse than u. Yours is a little problem No need to worry. Stop smoking and Alcohol Have regular exercise like walking swimming cycling jogging with friends for one hour Holidays once in a week Nexito 20 mg daily Yoga Take fish and vegetables.
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Hello sir 1 month back my uncle expired due to sudden bike accident in native place, after 4 days in my mind repeatedly negative thoughts started to come continuously, like any time anything can happen, today I will be their or die, why do I study if I will die one day, like that, I went to doctor for this he gave me fluvator 50 mg tab, after taking this my sleeping cycle stopped, I wasn't able to sleep, then too I continued this for week, while taking this some time I feel ok, nd some time I becomes sad, depressed I became very anxious, so I decided to stop taking this by myself, after stopping this in 3 days I got a strong thought that I will be no more for no reason, it was so strong that it made me to go to doctor, I told him to check my BP, he said your bp is ok, Next day again I went to my psychiatrist he said to take that fluvator 50 in morning and frisium 5 mg tab again, even after taking this, for some time I feel ok, after some time my mind get depressed am not feeling good? Please help Is this medicine is harming me, or helping me?

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hello sir 1 month back my uncle expired due to sudden bike accident in native place, after 4 days in my mind repeated...
You r having with atypical symptoms Depression is a very common problem. There are so ever so many much worse than u. Yours is a little problem No need to worry. Stop smoking and Alcohol Have regular exercise like walking swimming cycling jogging with friends for one hour Holidays once in a week Nexito 20 mg daily Yoga Take fish and vegetables.
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How To Manage Compulsive Sexual Behaviour?

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
How To Manage Compulsive Sexual Behaviour?

One of the emerging psychiatric disorder that has significant medical and psychiatric consequences is compulsive sexual behaviour or hypersexuality, is an obsession with sexual thoughts in which people cannot manage their sexual behaviour. It may involve a commonly enjoyable sexual experience as self-stimulation which becomes an obsession. The person suffering from the condition may also get involved in sexual behaviours that are outside the bounds of commonly accepted conduct like paying for sex or having extramarital affairs.

Untreated compulsive sexual behaviour damages one’s self-esteem, health, job, relationships and career. However, with treatment and self-help, one can manage compulsive sexual behaviour and learn to manage one’s urge. Males are more likely to be unfaithful than females because they have stronger sexual impulses and weaker self-control. Compulsive sexual behaviour symptoms vary in type and severity. During intense sexual impulses, one feels as if they're beyond control. This is the first and the most common symptom as the patient uses compulsive sexual behaviour as an escape route for problems like loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. One has trouble establishing and maintaining emotional closeness, even if one is married or in a committed relationship.

The treatment for compulsive sexual behaviour involves psychotherapy and medications. A primary goal of treatment is to help one manage urges and reduce excessive behaviours while maintaining healthy sexual activities. If one has compulsive sexual behaviour, one may need treatment for mental health condition. People with compulsive sexual behaviour often have alcohol or drug abuse problems or a mood disorder such as depression.

Counselling sessions can help one learn how to manage one’s compulsive sexual behaviour. Intensive treatment programs for compulsive sexual behaviours focus on identification of core triggers and beliefs about sexual addiction. It assists in development of healthier choices and coping skills to minimize urges and deal with the preoccupation of sexual addiction. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can prove to be very useful as it focuses on increasing one’s awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviours, and developing new insights into their motivations. Resolving conflicts using this therapy is also recommended. The other kind of treatment program is cognitive behavioural therapy. This therapy helps one to identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviours and replace them with healthy, positive ones. Family therapy and couples therapy may restore trust, minimize shame and guilt thus establishing a healthy sexual relationship between partners.

Medications include anti-depressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mood stabilizers and anti-androgens have also been used to treat compulsive sexual behaviour. Anti-androgens are prescribed as it reduces the biological effects of sex hormones in men thus reducing sexual urges. Luteinizing hormone is also prescribed as it reduces obsessive sexual thoughts by reducing the production of testosterone. Anti-seizure medications, naltrexone, and medications which decrease male hormones have been found to decrease the compulsive urges and impulses associated with sexual addictions for some sufferers.

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