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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% (2638 ratings) MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry) Psychiatrist, Thrissur
53 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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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
Professional Memberships
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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OCD for 15 Yr old boy. My son is 15 years old and he is having OCD. The doctor prescribed flunil for 1mnth but there was no relief instead his anxiety and compulsions has only increased so on next visit he prescribed Prodep once in the morning and Frisium thrice daily. Please advice I am following the medication but will it help and please advise if there are any side effects. Thank you very much.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Dear lybrate-user OCD is treatable and will improve soon Clomipramine 25 mg twice daily Yours is a little problem No need to worry. Have regular exercise like walking swimming cycling jogging with friends for one hour Holidays once in a week Yoga Take fish and vegetables.
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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. Psychotherapy: Cognitive 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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