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Dr. Vivek Prasad

Psychiatry
17 years experience male

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Wednesday: 6:00am - 11pm
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I am an ABPN board certified adult psychiatrist. In my training at Indiana University, I've learned about various therapies to help you look at ways your thoughts affect your feelings and behaviors. You can learn skills and habits that will benefit your life and help you achieve your goals. As an experienced clinician, I treat difficult conditions such as sleep problems, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, phobias, relationship issues, addiction. If medication is needed, we'll use it. If your goal is to be medication free, we'll work together toward it, at a mutually agreed pace. mental health happens when every area of one's life is in balance. mental health incorporates financial, physical, and spiritual health. It also requires that one learns the necessary tools to cope with stress and to react appropriately to life's uncertainties. We'll explore all these areas together. My rates are reasonable and adjusted to your needs.Feel free to contact me and we can talk. Many patients enjoy this flexibility.

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English, Kannada

Doctor Q&A

42 Answers
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Diet and exercise: I always encourage a healthy (colorful) diet with no fast food and moderate exercise if possible.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
See NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000449/ weight gain is not a listed side effect. It is a newer form of effexor, which ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No: I'm a psychiatrist. I, like my colleagues, don't want to lock people up in hospitals... Communities pay for the staff and build hospitals to maintain ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
As you are able: When you can! fit it into your daily schedule as convenient. Habitual exercise - 'sticking with it' is the tough part. Post an update... I'm intereste... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Several symptoms: Fibromyalgia makes you feel tired and causes muscle pain and "tender points." tender points are places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms or leg... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Meds and therapy: Anxiety is a common problem treated by therapists and mds alike. Commonly prescribed anxiolytics such as prozac, (fluoxetine) ativan, and talk therapy... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Many: Schizophrenia results in abnormal brain function. Visual processing is managed by our brain's visual pathways leading to our occipital lobes. A fmri w... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not recommended: I usually write for liquid formulations with gastric bypass patients. Capsules are ot recommended because of the surgery. Ask you prescriber for a liq... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Fibromyalgia makes you feel tired and causes muscle pain and "tender points." tender points are places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms or leg... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Depends: From a biopsychoocial understanding, i would think that the cold weather may lead to less exercise (endorphin-feel good hormones), carb craving (leadi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Social connectivity: Harvard researchers tracked several men over decades and concluded this to be the reason... I would add good overall health to the conclusion. http:... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Divided doses: Cymbalta (duloxetine) has fda approval for neuropathic pain and depression. It is usually dosed initially 40mg/d in 1-2 doses with the max dose genera... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Maybe: We're always working on the cure though so you shouldn't worry too much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cure_for_autism a fact sheet identifies t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): It works very well for this - I use it sparingly ifthe patient isn't on a locked unit for its potential or abuse. It works so well that it is abused!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Sulfa drugs generally increase the skins sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds as you may sunbaurn more easily. Use spf ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Try this screen: Try this online screening tool: http://psychcentral.Com/quizzes/bipolarquiz.Htm.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Skim the article: Article: www.Medicinenet.Com/sertraline/article.Htm common drug interactions include cimetidine, pimozide, and warfarin.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Meds and therapy: Standard maintenance doses of ssris can easily delay ejaculation. Medications along with therapy (cbt - anxiety disorders for dummies book) can help a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
No short answer: Runkeeper seems like a decent way to track runs if you're a runner. But if you want to log other items - ask around.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Cardio/aerobic: The "as seen on tv" version focuses on ab sculpting moves and cardio hip hop dancing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Read NIH fact sheet: Nih fact sheet: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001918/ this is a personality disorder with several specific criteria that need time ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
As you are able: When you can! it is a tough workout, and unless you are already super-fit, fit it into your daily schedule as convenient. Habitual exercise - 'stickin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
FDA approved generic: Generics have 80% to 125% bio equivalent active ingredients of the brand (adderall). Some patients who suffer from adhd respond only to the brand name... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: I'd be bragging everywhere if you can bring your mouth to your toes. Not many americans can. But again, abnormal behavior is always in the details - ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Hallucinogens result in euphoria. But commonly cause agitation, confusion, anxiety and paranoia esp. In a developing teenager brain.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Medical school: Unlike a nurse practitioner, a psychiatrist has completed medical school and years of residency training to gain expertise.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
72hrs: Amphetamine is detectable in saliva 5-10 mins after use, detection period is 72hrs, detectable in urine 2-5hrs after use with a detection period of 2-... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Patient care: I would compare this to a teacher:student ratio in classrooms for simplicity sake. It just allows for more attention and care to details - whether it'... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Many: Several areas have niger management classes where you can and should enroll in if you've identified it o be a problem. Try these tips provided by t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) coadministered with Elavil (amitryptyline) causes an increase in the plasma concentration of the elavil. Signs symptoms of toxicit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Not generally: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a newer antidepressant. Although patients do complain more about side effects, which in of themselves may be depressing!
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
24hrs: Pharmacokinetics of Paxil (paroxetine) include inactive metabolizes, and a 24hr half life.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Yes: As a psychiatrist, i frequently rely on neuropsychological testing for adhd. They te conducted by psychologists.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Medications&therapy: The kings speech movie brought national attention to this issue faced by a small group of people. Zyprexa (olanzapine) sometimes helps in overcoming s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Honestly: Honestly do your part in treatment. Establish trust by making groups/individual therapy at the clinic. Get your md (pain specialist? Or psychiatrist?)... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Many: Please adhere to the instructions of your prescribing physician and monitor for signs/symptoms of psychosis/mood instability for which the Risperidone... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Prasad
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Meds and therapy: Anixety is a common problem treated by therapists and mds alike. Commonly prescribed anxiolytics such as prozac, (fluoxetine) ativan, and talk therapy... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Prasad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Prasad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes, that is what it feels like.
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Thank you for easing my mind about this. I have been a little nervous.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH

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