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#108, St. John's Road, Sivanchetty Garden, Opp. Lavanya Theatre Bangalore
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Couch: Centre for new beginning. is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. Mohan Sunil Kumar, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Bangalore. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 46 patients.


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Catatonic Depression - Causes And Symptoms

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, de addiction
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Catatonic Depression - Causes And Symptoms

Catatonic depression is a kind of depression which is characterized by prolonged periods of speechlessness and motionlessness. It is described as a state of mind that is caused by neurogenic and motor inabilities caused due to dysfunction of various neurotransmitters like glutamate and dopamine. People who suffer from a severe case of this condition, even have difficulty in performing simple regular tasks. For example, the act of eating breakfast may take a span of hours.

Some of the common symptoms of this condition are:

- Feelings of sadness
- A change in appetite causing gain or loss of weight
- Difficulty in concentrating and thinking
- Feelings of restlessness, worthlessness, and guilt
- Fatigue
- Irritability
- A loss of interest in any activity
- Trouble sleeping
- Attempts at suicide
- Cynicism and negativism
- Agitation
- Unusual and abnormal movements
- An inability to move and difficulty in speaking
- A refusal to eat or drink due to extreme anxiety

The major causes of catatonic depression are:

1. Abnormal neurotransmitter production - Irregularities in the production of neurotransmitters are believed to be one of the major causative factors of this type of depression. These neurotransmitters present in the brain help cells to communicate with each other. Serotonin and norepinephrine are the neurotransmitters which are mostly associated with this type of depression.

2. Dopamine irregularities - Another reason for this condition is believed to be the irregularities in dopamine, glutamate, and gamma-aminobutyric acid neurotransmitter systems. Underlying neurological, physical, psychiatric or psychological conditions are accompanying issues.

Administering antidepressants or using electroconvulsive therapy are some of the known ways of treatment which have proved effective for getting relief from catatonic depression.

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Bipolar Disorder - Can It Be Detected?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Pondicherry
Bipolar Disorder - Can It Be Detected?

Bipolar disorder is one of the conditions which most people are aware of. However, not many can truly understand. Lets see some signs that inform a person of possible bipolar disorder in a child or a teenager:

While most kids go through a series of ups and downs on a regular basis, in the case of a child who has bipolar disorder, both the ups and downs can be characterised by relative extremes. Not only does the mood of the child change, but also there are other changes which take place. These changes affect the sleep cycle as well as the clarity of the affected child’s intuition and the level of energy that is displayed. The set of people who are at the highest risk of developing bipolar disorder are those who have reached their late teen years and are entering adulthood.

There are ways to treat bipolar disorder, but the fact remains that it stays for life.
When a person has bipolar disorder, the manic phase may result in him or her acting happy or silly in an unusual manner, at least for a person who is around that age. In addition to this, a short temperedness may be displayed and there are problems in getting proper sleep. It is important to keep in mind the fact that in the manic phase, the person is quite likely to commit risky actions. As such, one must keep an eye on his/her affected child.

On the other hand, over the course of the depressive phase, the patient is likely to feel guilty and cut down on the amount of food that is eaten. There is a general loss of energy and even activities, which normally seemed engaging and fun may seem to have lost their allure during this phase. In some cases, thoughts of death and suicide may also be considered.

As a parent, it is important to be aware of the fact that bipolar disorder may not necessarily occur on its own. In fact, there are quite a few cases when it occurs with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). It, in fact, has been seen that ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder​) has spurred the success of a few sportsmen, like Michael Phelps. Having said that, it is important that we make efforts and ensure that such disorders do not affect the minds of people. Treatment is especially important as bipolar disorder can also lead to substance abuse and in extreme cases untimely death. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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I am a 23 year old girl and my partner is 30 year old boy. He is working but I am not. I want to change some of the habits of him like to do everything representable and with cleanliness. To keep everything properly. To not eat something which harms him and to not meet much of those friends who are fake and eat bad things. I feel insecure when he meets someone when I am mot around because at that time he tries to ignore me and sometimes even lie to me. Am I interfering with his space while doing this all?

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Build a better breakfast, Aim to eat anywhere between 400 and 500 calories for your morning meal, and make sure you're including a source of lean protein plus filling fat (e.g. Eggs, beans, unsweetened greek yogurt, nuts or nut butters) and fiber (veggies, fruit or 100% whole-grains). Prioritise real, whole foods, means filling up on fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein. Know your limits with salt Skip sugary beverages Ignore the gimmicks/weight loss hypes Eat your H2O Munch on mineral-rich foods Resist the urge to skip a meal Take a hike or a walk Go to bed/ no sleep deprivation Eat spicy foods seriously cayenne peppers/jalapeños Buy a set of 5-pound weights, strength training builds lean muscle tissue which burns more calories.
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Managing Stress!

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Managing Stress!


Hot & Cold Therapy - How It Can Treat Pain?

MD-Anesthesiology, MBBS , F.I.PM, Fellow in Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Pain Management Specialist, Ahmedabad
Hot & Cold Therapy - How It Can Treat Pain?

Hot and Cold therapy is one of the most popular home remedies for any kind of joint pain or muscle sprain. In some cases applying heat therapy and cold therapy alternatively, can help relieve the pain while for others only one form of therapy is necessary. To understand what to use when, one should first understand the effect of heat and cooling on the body.

Applying a heat pack or immersing the affected limb in hot water improves blood circulation and makes the muscles more flexible. Thus, it can help relax a muscle and fasten the healing of damaged tissues. On the other hand, cold therapy or cryotherapy reduces blood flow to the affected site. This helps relieve inflammation and pain caused by it. It can also make the area feel numb by reducing nerve activity temporarily.

Types of Heat Therapy
Heat therapy can be categorized as dry heat and moist heat. Dry heat involves using saunas or dry heating packs to relieve pain. This is also known as conducted heat therapy. As the name suggests, moist heat involves the use of steamed towels, hot baths and moist heating packs. This is also known as convection heat therapy. Moist heat is usually considered more effective than dry heat.

Types of Cold Therapy
Cold therapy may be applied to a part of the body or to the entire body. This includes ice packs, coolant sprays, ice baths, ice massages and whole body, cold therapy chambers.

How to use heat and cold therapy?
The sooner heat and cold therapy is given to a person, the faster they will recover from their pains. Heat therapy can be given to a person for extended periods of time but when giving cold therapy, a person should not be exposed to a cold pack or ice bath for more than 10-15 minutes. Care should also be taken no to apply ice or a frozen pack directly on the skin as it can damage the skin and nerves.

When not to use Heat Therapy?
If the injury site is swollen or bruised, cold therapy is better than heat therapy. Heat therapy should also not be applied to an open wound. People suffering from conditions such as diabetes, dermatitis, deep vein thrombosis, vascular diseases and multiple sclerosis should also avoid heat therapy as these conditions can increase the risk of burns and other such complications. Pregnant women should also consult a doctor before using a hot tub or sauna.

When not to use Cold Therapy?
Cold therapy is avoidable for treating stiff joints and muscles. People suffering from poor circulation and sensory disorders should also avoid using cold therapy without a doctor’s supervision. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.

How Do Doctors Cope With Mental Issues?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How Do Doctors Cope With Mental Issues?

Doctors are our real saviors. From physical problems to mental issues, a doctor is needed to guide us all along. The medical professional can be quite challenging and demanding. Dealing with numerous patients and their problems every day is no joke. It can leave a person completely exhausted and burnt out. Doctors are also human beings. All these activities and daily struggle often take a toll, both on their physical and mental health. Unable to cope with the stress, many doctors (especially the young physicians) get into depression. They suffer from different mental issues (minor to serious).

Of late, there has been a mercurial rise in the number of doctors suffering from mental issues (stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, to name a few). As per a survey, women practitioners are at a slightly greater risk of facing mental issues than their male counterparts. To make matters worse, many doctors live in self-denial. They just refuse to accept the fact that there can be some problem (mental) with them. Many contemplate treatment as they fear this can jeopardize their career forever. They feel they will be socially and professionally isolated. But delaying the treatment or counseling will not help either. Like any other patients, they too need love, care, and most importantly, proper assistance.

  1. The first and the most important step is to accept the fact gracefully that there is some problem.
  2. Do not shy away from seeking an expert opinion or assistance. If the need arises, go for counseling. It is for your good.
  3. Your patients are your priority but do not ignore your health in the process. Take short breaks to avoid exhaustion and professional monotony. Go on a small vacation.
  4. In trying to achieve professional excellence, do not ignore your family. Spend at least an hour of quality time with your family every day. Spending time with your loved ones can be a great stress buster.
  5. Try and stay relaxed as much as you can. Meditation, music therapy, yoga, light exercise are important for the mind and the body to function normally.
  6. Take care of your diet. Try and include foods that will enhance your mood and lift your spirits.
  7. For doctors who are into drinking and smoking, it is advised to keep it within healthy limits.
  8. If there is anything that is bothering you, just let it out. Do not suppress your emotions.
  9. Try and follow a healthy sleep routine (though difficult for doctors). At least get 6 hours of sleep daily.
  10. Do not isolate yourself from other people. Mental issues are not a very big deal. Being a doctor, you should know this better. Most importantly, accept and love yourself.

Anxiety and mental issues can affect anyone, irrespective of their profession. The sooner you accept this, the faster you recover. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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My husband gets angry very fast. He become angry without any reason. I am worried it will affect his health. Whenever he become angry, he speaks roughly and it hurts a lot. Should I consult any psychiatrist?

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Angry is not a major issue unless it crosses it's limit. Isolate the things that irritates him Ask him to do yoga, pranayama, morning walk Less spice food & mutual understanding helps better in this condition.
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Hi I am 28 year women. I was in relationship for 5 years and in that 4 years we were studying and we were in separate city. Recently in last one year we moved in same city. And informed in home about our love and marriage. As our caste was different our parents didn't agree. But during this process we had sex twice or thrice. Later after one year of struggle in home. We ended up with broke up because of family. Now in my home they are searching a guy for me. But I am not able to move on. I am feeling guilty for having sex. I don't know. What should I do. Should I end my life or am I cheating future husband. That guilt of having sex before marriage is killing me. Please help me.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Indore
Do not worry dear and do not think so much about it. You have done nothing wrong you have just made love with the one you loved. You have not cheated any one you have still not met your future husband so how can you cheat him. What you can do is whenever you start a relationship clear him your past if he is mature enough he will understand if not then you do not deserve a person who is judging you on your virginity. Ending up your life just because you had sex with someone think about your family once you have a bright future focus on it. Tc Consult me privately if you need further help.
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Dear doctor, My daughter aged 34 years is a mentally retarded by birth, She is having a problem of getting saliva like which is coming from her stomach, she says. She is taking Sizodon md 1 mg and lonazep .5 mg daily in the night as per doctor'supports' advise. How to stop this saliva like coming from her stomach. Due to that she is not able to take any solid items n taking only liquid diet.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Dear doctor,
My daughter aged 34 years is a mentally retarded by birth, She is having a problem of getting saliva lik...
Hello sir, Thank you for sharing your problems. Excess salivation (sialorrhoea) may be a mild side effect of sizodon (risperidone). However at 1 mg dosage, this is uncommon. Practicing swallowing frequently in the day, chewing sugar free chewing gums are some methods to reduce increased salivation. There are medications that can reduce increased salivation (glycopyrrolate, atropine drops, trihexyphenidyl). But at this small dose of sizodon, it's not required. Often this side effect reduces by itself over the time, there is no requirement to stop existing medication.
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I lost somebody close last day and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time .please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I lost somebody close last day and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time .please h...
It is natural to feel low and miss the person you have lost. However if it is interfering with your sleep, studies or general well being, or if you feel suicidal, you need to consult a psychiatrist. It is common to feel low, cry, feel like you are alone, or lose your self confidence. Usually time is the best healer. However if things are too difficult to handle you should talk to a psychiatrist or counselor. Confide in someone close to you, who will support you in this difficult time. Don't cut off from friends or family, even if you feel like you want to be alone.
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I have been going to my psychiatrist for a couple years now. I am on adderall and kolonopin. I have developed a dependency for adderall. I ran out of my medicine this morning. I have severe withdrawal symptoms from these medicine's. I don't want to go back to my psychiatrist because I feel he isn't helping me anymore. He keeps switching my meds and is to inconsistent. I have an appointment to get treatment at a behavioral health center in 11 days. I don't want to think about the horrible withdrawals that will be starting in a day or two. What should I do until I can get help. The symptoms are almost unbearable. I lay in bed, my anxiety is really bad. My throat feels like it's closing.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I have been going to my psychiatrist for a couple years now. I am on adderall and kolonopin. I have developed a depen...
Please go to your appointment at behavioral health centre. Most psychiatric medicines are addictive and will create dependency and will cause side effects and will create new diseases. Change your diet and lifestyle change your psychiatrist also you have to give more details like what job you do, stress factors at work, home,sleeep and eating habits. Take a consult for specific advise.
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What's with me. My mind always compels me to do stuff I don't want to do (mostly illogical anxieties). It pains in my head until I do it. There are always negative thought in my head .i just can't stop thinking for a moment. I am getting illogical anxieties from over 2 years (one goes ,another comes). My mind freaks out over the issue other people even don't care about. There is always negativity in my mind, I always have a very silly anxiety which pains my head.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
What's with me. My mind always compels me to do stuff I don't want to do (mostly illogical anxieties). It pains in my...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety us overwhelming, consult a psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve.
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Sir/Madam, I recently shifted to Gujarat from Maharashtra after suicidal death 4 months back of my sister after 2 years of chronic Depression. My father also committed suicide when I was 2 years due to paralysis. My gf broke relationship of 3 years due to above reasons 1 month back but I still depressed for that I am in CA final and only one group remains Now, I feel depressed, no will to do further hard work ,I lost my vision ,also fears for my carrier, I also lost my future dreams, sucidial thoughts are coming ,feel very lonely Please help.

Ayurveda, Udaipur
Dear lybrate-user do not be afraid ,you are to spend littile time for your health ,just do yoga daily for 1 hrs under the guidnce of well experienced yoga guru, do not try yourself, you will be very positive within couple of days only. You can try ayurvedic shirodhara also. Finaly spend littile time for health ,do not think only about health do some aciton to improve the heatlh and yoga is the best solution for your problem.
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I loved a person a lot and we lived for 3 years. She find someone and I cannot live without her. This happened for second time. I could not concentrate on studies. My age was 22. I took so many sleeping pills but of no use. I went near to death but then I stopped. I do gym, yoga and meditation. My love cannot be erased and I cannot love new one. Only way is to permanently stop thinking. Is there any treatment for that so that my brain removes all prints of my love.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, doing post diploma MD
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Hi Lybrate user, I understand your problem and it is callled as adjustment disorder .We are humans and we are bound to care for other human beings but some times we lose our identity in this process. You might have taken various sleeping pills but they are not the solution, what you need is a trained psychiatrist to remove your cognitive distortions (your thoughts troubling you because of your break up) and provide you CBT. The other medications like SSRIs may also help for some time. But do remember things are transient, our health is permanent. Best of luck.
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I am a 20 years old currently seeking treatment for ocd. I feel like checking stuff and get lots of repetitive thoughts. Apart from that I also feel low, lack of energy, hopelessness, low self esteem, lack of interest and joy in anything, inability to focus on simple tasks to a great extent. But my psychiatrist says its only due to ocd and anxiety. What should I do? Am I suffering from only anxiety or depression as well?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Secondary to OCD anxiety and Depression are very common. Your psychiatrist is right. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples like sexual thoughts, counting, checking, orderliness, etc. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly.
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Diabetes and Depression - The Vicious Cycle!!

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Diabetes and Depression - The Vicious Cycle!!

Diabetes is a state where the body suffers from lack of energy due to poor metabolic state. This is construed as depression in many patients as they already feel lethargic and subdued. The fatigued state of body in diabetes can be alleviated by exercise which raises endorphins - substances which are released in the body especially by exercise - providing us the necessary elation so much necessary for our recovery

Managing diabetes may make a person feel alone and set apart from their friends and family due to the number of dietary restrictions they need to follow. Additionally, if the person has trouble controlling their blood sugar level, it may make him frustrated and anxious. Over time, these negative emotions can build up into depression.

Depression can make a person lose his sense of purpose and can make regular tasks feel like too much to handle. Thus, a depressed person may stop taking care of himself. The lack of energy can lead to a loss of appetite or unhealthy snacking. This can trigger fluctuations in blood sugar levels that worsen diabetes.

Thus, depression and diabetes have a cyclic relationship. The good news is that these two diseases can be treated together and managing one of these diseases can have a positive effect on the other as well.

Here are a few ways to treat diabetes and depression:

Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is very beneficial towards treating, both depression and diabetes. Exercise helps regulate blood sugar levels and hence can help control diabetes. It also helps in reducing excess weight, which can enhance your self image and make you feel happier. Simultaneously, it also releases endorphins or the 'feel good' brain chemical. This can help alleviate depression symptoms.

A Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is essential for good health and can help manage, both these disorders. Along with a balanced diet, there is also a need to abstain from snacking between meals. Reducing the amount of sugar in your meals helps stabilize blood sugar level and control fluctuations. Stable blood sugar level keep a person from becoming increasingly anxious and can thus prevent depression.

Restful Sleep

A good night's sleep can treat, both diabetes and depression. If you have proper sleep, you will awake feeling refreshed and energetic. This positive energy balances the negativity of depression, lowers the urge to snack and helps in stabilizing blood sugar level.


Psychotherapy or in particular cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven beneficial towards treating depression. This in turn gives a person the motivation needed to manage his diabetes as well. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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How to get rid of drugs. Because in our society neighbours get diseases because of drugs.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
To get rid by addiction depends on the self determination of that person. If he will think in his mind then it would be easy for him otherwise it is difficult. Any type of addiction is vicious for the society and it should be quit.
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Me bohot jaldi bhulti hu baate. Memory weak ho gayi he .kuch home remedy suggest kijiye. Meri age 18 he.

Homeopath, Chennai
Homeopathy is a gentle form of medicine that is over 200 years old. It aims to strengthen immune system and increase vitality. Homeopathy can treat and improve the symptoms of memory loss, poor concentration and learning difficulties in adults and children. Homeopathic medicines have no side effects and do not create drug dependency. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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I am recently got diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in may. HLAB27-positive. I was depressed and devastated. I am 18 years old. Do masturbation be bad for me? Any important thing I need to know. I am mentally very strong to know anything about it and learn every possible thing to make myself better for this devil. Help me, as me your family.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine, CCIP
Sexologist, Ranchi
I am recently got diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in may. HLAB27-positive. I was depressed and devastated. I am...
Hi lybrate-user, It's good that you have had the correct diagnosis soon because in abscence of correct diagnosis you would have suffered more! Regarding masturabtion it's perfectly fine if you feel like doing it and it will also help you to release your stress! U should consult experts regarding Ankylosing spondylitis or better the doctor who diagnosed it. So cheer up May be your mettal is to be tested and like so many greats who are also having the same problem you might be in league with them.
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