Watch: Dealing with the Mind – Dr. Guru Prasad, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Author: Deepa Natarajan

Be it the high standard of living which compels us to take on demanding jobs or the never-ending traffic jams on the roads leading to our offices, we have to admit that we live in stressful times. Add to it the recent pandemic of covid-19 that has turned our lives topsy-turvy and we are compelled to think if our ancestors lived in a much better world. Although we cannot avoid the bitter realities of life, there are certain simple steps that we can take to become happier and healthier beings. This includes looking after our mental health as much as a physical one, believes professor Dr. Guru Prasad, who has worked at the prestigious NIMHANS, Bengaluru, and is now an assistant professor at Bangalore Medical College. 

Just like nutritious food is important for our bodies, the mind also needs nourishing thoughts, notes the psychiatrist in an interview with Physeek Cafe. “Mind cannot be seen by anyone but it’s the most important part of our body and is strongly connected to all the five senses,” he says.

Watch on as Dr. Guru Prasad speaks extensively on important factors that rule the lives of a majority of people today like stress and depression and helps you take care of your body, mind and soul.

About the Doctor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Guru Prasad

Department of Psychiatry,

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore


  • Junior Resident in Dept. of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) from 2007 to 2010
  • Resident intern from 2004 to 2005 at Mysore Medical College, Mysore.


  1. Prasad CG, Babu GN, Chandra PS, Chaturvedi SK, Chitrachanchala mental health themes in kannada cinema. International Review of Psychiatry. 2009 Jun; 21(3):229-233.

Clinical experience

  •  Currently working as an assistant professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Bangalore medical college and Research Institute, Bangalore 


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