Consulted Dr. Ravi Prakash (Psychiatrist) for Old Age Psychiatric and Behavioural Problems Treatment
I do not recommend the doctor
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it was a very bad experience with Dr Ravi Prakash for me and my father. i went there for my father's treatment of memory forgetfulness. **** **** ** ******* *** **** *** ************* would laugh out sarcastically at the patient if he repeats the question? that's the nature of the medical condition, instead, he was kind of rude and did not explain the issue at all. I consulted another doctor instead of going back to him. never ever ho back to this doctor.
Dr. Ravi Prakash replied
Interesting review. I do see over confident people but such a degree of overconfidence is really rare. You didn't come to me for fun sir. You were already taking treatment before and came to me for second/third opinion. I am sure after the next doctor you visited, you will go to another psychiatrist. This is called a doctor shopping. Nothing else needs to be answered for your ridiculous review. But there is an old age person involved here for which I want people to know some basic things. Your father doesn't have dementia but he was already on so many anti-dementing medications that the actual clinical picture was masked. The emotional reactivity was covered and I was sensing some depressive state. The psychiatric interviewing techniques try to unravel the emotional reactivity therefore sometimes jokes and laughing is involved as a part of the interviewing. This is the reason that when I am interviewing old age patient I ask family members to stay outside. I don't really care about people with half baked knowledge like yours. But your father's condition in my assessment is not dementia but pseudo dementia. Something which you will never understand by your attitude. For those who want to read more about pseudodementia, I suggest them to go through my multinational article published in Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology: Pseudodementia- A neuropsychological review, 2014 Apr-Jun; 17(2): 147–154. If we are not giving anti depressants to pseudo dementia patients, we are allow the depression to increase further and therefore the cognitive deterioration as well. Psychiatry is a complicated branch sir. Otherwise why would you come to me? I was confrontative to you, not to your father because your were talking all sorts of wrong things in an over-confident way. Such presumptuous people like your kind self are the biggest hurdles to a proper treatment.