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Dharmaram College Post, Dairy Circle, Hosur Road Bangalore
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Clinical Psychologist.Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care th......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Clinical Psychologist.Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. All our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Nimhans Hospital is known for housing experienced Psychologists. Dr. Jamuna N, a well-reputed Psychologist, practices in Bangalore. Visit this medical health centre for Psychologists recommended by 50 patients.

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Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alcohol Problem - How to Identify If Someone Close to You Is Suffering?

Do you worry about your friend or relative’s drinking habits? You are not alone. There are people who struggle for years with the same question - How can I tell if the person I love is an alcoholic or not?
Well, the good news is that you don’t need to be a medical professional to figure out the right answer to this vital question. Read on to find simple ways to know whether your loved one suffers from alcohol addiction.

First up is a short quiz about drinking habits, developed by Dr. John Ewing to identify alcohol addiction. Treat this as a pointer and take your loved one to an expert, if it points towards alcohol addiction. You can ask these questions directly to your loved one, or you can answer these questions on their behalf.

According to the developers, one "yes" to the four quiz questions signals a problem, and more than one “yes” means that it's time for you or your loved one to get professional help.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?”

There are many signs of a serious drinking problem. These include certain behaviours such as:

  1. Drinking just for getting drunk
  2. Drinking alone
  3. Keeping alcohol consumption a secret
  4. Drinking to escape problems
  5. Hiding alcohol bottles
  6. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms like getting irritated or experiencing nervousness, nausea, getting shakes, breaking out into a cold sweat, and getting hallucinations when unable to source alcohol
  7. Having problems at work, school, or home, as a result of alcohol consumption
  8. Losing interest in activities you or your friend used to enjoy
  9. Having blackouts due to heavy drinking
  10. Anger and extreme irritation

Other extreme behaviors to watch out for are:

  1. Being able to drink an awful lot of alcohol
  2. Trouble stopping once your loved one starts drinking
  3. A powerful urge to drink

There is another scientific way to determine, if your loved one is an alcoholic. In the US, medical professionals commonly use a criteria, listed in the fourth edition of the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’. According to it, the signs and symptoms of alcoholism are clearly laid down and it states that alcohol dependent people:

  1. Will drink more to get their desired effect from alcohol
  2. Experience withdrawal symptoms when the effect of alcohol wears off
  3. Drink larger amounts of alcohol over a longer period of time
  4. Will be unable to consistently control their drinking
  5. Will leave important work for drinking
  6. Will spend a lot of time during the day getting alcohol, drinking it, and recovering from hangovers.
  7. Continue to use alcohol, despite knowing that their chronic physical or psychological problem is caused due to alcohol.
  8. To be declared alcohol-dependent, your loved one must experience at least three of these criteria during a year.

However, there is still no one definite test to diagnose alcohol-use disorders. Therefore, professionals diagnose them by making use of the patient’s comprehensive medical, family, and mental-health information.

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My child is 4 year old. And his behavior is not normal. He can not constraints in any task. Always angry. Always arguing with us. Speak too much but that related to nothing. What should I do?

BHMS, VLIR Belgium, Canadian Academy Of Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
This is a a very common child problem. You should not think that he is doing it purposely. This anger and agitation is a problem which needs medical attention. It can be definitely treated with homeopathy. Make sure that the parents do not have conflicts and and anger scenes in front of the kid. Many times they copy the same. Homeopathic medicines can calm down such kids very naturally without any side effects. You can contact for further help. One home remedy you can try is massaging him with sesame oil in the evening and putting it on the head before bed, it can calm down his nerves and he may feel a bit calmer.
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I'm a 17 years old male and I face a problem keeping eye contact with people while listening to or talking to them.(eg. While a teacher is teaching at school. What can be done.

Graduate of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (GAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I'm a 17 years old male and I face a problem keeping eye contact with people while listening to or talking to them.(e...
Do eye to eye acting in front of a mirror. Have nutritious diet. You may also join some social classes for this. Be confidant. It will b alright with the age.
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My lover loves me so much and I know it, but am always waiting for her texts and calls, and I can't concentrate on studies and career. She says she can't live with out me, I know that. Still when she says bye on call, am not getting sleep also, we both love each other pls give me a suggestion. Pls.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
You are contradicting you say she does not call and next she says bye on call YOU ARE TOO YOUNG GIVE IT TIME FOR ANOTHER SIX YEARS IF BOTH OF YOU ARE STILL TOGETHER YOU CAN SAY YOUR LOVE IS GOOD.
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Hi Sir mujhe Pshycological problem December se ho raha hai khuch v achacha nahi soch pata hu. December se Mere mind me sirf negative thinking aate hai khuch acha nahi soch pata hu. Sir hamesa bhari rehta hai. Sirf gali galoj aate hai din bhar bahot pareshan hu isse please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi Sir mujhe Pshycological problem December se ho raha hai khuch v achacha nahi soch pata hu. December se Mere mind m...
Move one positive step a day and soon you will find confidence and self esteem coming back to you. Focus on exercising everyday as it is one of the best stress busters and will relax you and elevate your mood. Eating a healthy food is also important as it will support you physically and mentally by providing all the nutrients required. Avoid or minimize all types of stimulants (tea /coffee etc ). Try to share your thoughts with people who are close to you (like friends and family ). Indulge in some creative activity (any hobby) so that you feel good about being your natural self. Take the help of a professional (counselors / psychiatrist) if needed.
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Speech Disorders - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

PG Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Speech Disorders - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

A large number of people in the world suffer or has suffered from speech disorders like stuttering or stammering at some point in their lives. Stuttering or stammering is the involuntary disruption or interruption in speech where certain sounds are prolonged or words are repeated. Speech disorder can cause a lot of problems in terms of personality build up and causes anxiety in people. Every activity of the body is dealt or controlled by the nervous system and the brain. Thus the proper functioning of the body is the sole responsibility of the brain and any glitch can affect the functions to a certain extent.

What are the symptoms of speech disorders?

  1. Words are repeated
  2. Prolongation of words or silent blocks
  3. Hesitation while speaking
  4. Difficulty while starting a word or a phrase

What causes speech disorders?

  1. Genetic problems
  2. Impatience
  3. Stress, Shame and Anxiety
  4. Embarrassment and nervousness
  5. Loss of control while speaking

Ayurvedic remedies to overcome speech disorders:

  1. Brahmi Oil: It is a stimulant that is known to calm your mind and boost the function of the brain. Take 10 ml of the oil and warm it. Cool it down to a suitable temperature and apply to your head when it is lukewarm, half an hour before going for a shower. You can also apply it before going to bed and shampoo the morning after. This is more effective.
  2. Black pepper, almond and sugar candy: Take black pepper, and make a paste out of it. To the paste, add 7 ground almonds and mix it with sugar candy. Consume this paste every day for at least a month.
  3. Amla: It is an effective remedy, especially in children to stop stammering. Also known as Indian Gooseberry, it should be chewed on to slowly every day.
  4. Cow's Butter: Also called as ghee, it is responsible for brain development and is known to increase memory. Add this ingredient to your food.
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Alcohol - How it Affects Your Body?

MBBS, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Gurgaon
Alcohol - How it Affects Your Body?

If you are a heavy drinker or consume alcohol regularly or frequently, you should know about the harmful effects of alcohol or how it affects your body negatively. When you drink, alcohol gets absorbed into your blood and gets distributed all over your body. Alcohol consumption may cause several physical and emotional changes, which can cause great harm to the body. There are many long-term effects of alcohol abuse, which put your health at great risk.

Here are some ways in which alcohol affects the different parts of your body:

  1. Excretory system: Excessive consumption of alcohol may cause the pancreas to produce toxic substances that interfere with its functioning. As a result, pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas is likely. This is a serious problem, capable of destroying the pancreas. Alcohol affects the liver severely. Excessive intake of alcohol may cause alcoholic hepatitis and lead to jaundice development. Chronic liver inflammation may cause severe scarring or cirrhosis. The formation of scar tissue may destroy your liver. When the liver and pancreas do not work properly, there is a risk of hypoglycemia. The damaged pancreas may cause unbalanced blood sugar levels, which is a serious concern.
  2. Central nervous system: Change in behaviour is one of the primary signs of alcohol being in your system. Alcohol travels through the body and quickly reaches your brain and other parts of the central nervous system or CNS. This may lead to slurred speech and it becomes harder for you to talk. Your overall body coordination is affected along with your balance and the ability to walk properly. Over drinking negatively affects your ability to think clearly, impulse control and your ability to form memories. Long term drinking shrinks the frontal lobes of the brain. Damage to the nervous system because of alcohol may cause pain, abnormal sensations in your limbs, and numbness.
  3. Digestive system: Alcohol also affects your digestive system in several ways. Alcohol can affect the entire digestive system starting from the mouth to the colon and a single incident of excessive drinking can wreck parts of the digestive tract.
  4. Organ damage: Alcohol abuse damages your salivary glands, which cause irritation in the tongue and month. This may result in gum disease, tooth disease or tooth decay. Ulcers in the oesophagus or food pipe, acid reflux and heartburn are other impacts. Excessive drinking may also lead to stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining.

Inflammation of the pancreas disrupts its ability to help the process of digestion and regulate effective metabolism. Damage to the digestive system from alcohol abuse can also cause diarrhoea, gas, abdominal fullness.

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Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression - Know the Tell Tale Signs!

Feeling sad is one thing, but a persistent feeling of sadness can overtake your life, and is anything but healthy. Depression is not something to be ashamed of. It is a common condition, that can be treated if identified early. 

Treatment of depression usually involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy. The effects of depression vary from person to person, but some symptoms are commonly experienced in all cases. These symptoms can be categorised as physical changes, behavioural changes, cognitive changes and emotional changes. 

  1. Physical symptoms of depression: Feeling tired all the time is one of the most common symptoms of depression. The person may also have persistent headaches and sporadic muscle pains. Insomnia or sleep troubles are often associated with depression. This can further lead to significant fatigue, and a vicious cycle ensues. Sleep troubles can also lead to the formation of dark circles under the eyes, and make the patient’s skin look dull. Patients suffering from depression often find themselves losing weight due to a significant loss of appetite, or find themselves snacking excessively, and hence, putting on weight. 
  2. Behavioural symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person withdraw from his or her friends and family and become a recluse. A loss of interest in activities that would usually excite the person is another characteristic symptom of depression. This condition can make a person unable to concentrate or focus on work and other activities, and hence, may affect productivity in school or the workplace. Depression can also make a person rely heavily on alcohol, sedatives etc. 
  3. Cognitive symptoms of depression: Depression can make a person feel worthless, and leave them with a bleak outlook on life. A depressed person will often find himself or herself criticising themselves harshly for things that may or may not be their fault. This can make them increasingly more agitated or irritable. Depressed people may also turn to violence and trigger reckless behaviour such as gambling, substance abuse, reckless driving or taking up a rash sport. 
  4. Emotional symptoms of depression: Feeling sad for no reason characterises depression. This sadness can overwhelm a person and make them feel guilty about indulging in anything that could make them happier. It can also make the person lose confidence in himself/herself, thus making him/her indecisive about simple decisions. Other emotions that are commonly experienced by depressed people include irritability, frustration, guilt, and disappointment. 

A frequent but ignored symptom is thoughts of self-harm or suicide, leading to deliberate self-harm/suicide attempts. If you or someone you know suffers from any of the above symptoms, you may need help! Visit your Psychiatrist at the earliest to have yourself evaluated, and started on an appropriate course of management.

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I'm male, underweight, age 30, blood flow from heart to other organs will be reduced due to excessive chronic depression? I have a chronic heart pain due to chronic depression (obsession compulsive disease). What kind of heart problem will I get if it's left untreated.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I'm male, underweight, age 30, blood flow from heart to other organs will be reduced due to excessive chronic depress...
Hello, Lybrate user, COD can cause Arrhythmia, Neuropathy, lungs disorder with breathlessness. It might cause anxiety due to social fobia & depression. You should opt certain natural norms to overcome your problem: Go for meditation to reduce stress, depression to overcome cod. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Tk, Homoeo medicine:@.Ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice. Report, fortnightly. Your feedback matters to followup your case, further, please. Tk, care.
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Hi, I had a breakup last December. And it's been three months but I'm not able to move on. I have even got a job now but I am not able to focus at all. It's getting really difficult to carry out my daily work. I don't feel happy at all ,I eat a lot, I am always hungry and I am always sad and depressed, I easily get sad on small things and I feel lonely always. What I am really worried about is that I am not able to focus on my studies. I am an economics postgraduate from a reputed college, and I know I can have a good future but I'm losing all my opportunities to this sadness. Please help me how to get over it. Thanks Marital status: Single Are you sexually active? No Any other symptoms/ issues: acne, acne marks, weight gain.

M.Phil - Psychology, Master in Psychology, Internship
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi,
I had a breakup last December. And it's been three months but I'm not able to move on. I have even got a job now ...
Dear lybrate-user  I understand your problem. When we commit to another person we create many hopes and dreams for a life together but after a breakup, its hard to let all these aspiration go. Breakup can also be one of the most stressful and emotional experience in life, whatever the reason behind it. It turn your life upside down and trigger all sorts of painful emotions just like you are facing. You may feel isolated, lonely,sad and depressed e.t.c. But you can cope up with the pain by doing these things. @ you have to remind yourself that you still have a beautiful future with a new hopes and dreams. @ Sharing your feeling with friends and family members, and to whom you feel he/she may understand your problem in a better way and help you to come out in this problem. @ Make time each day for activities that nurture you. @ Minimize the sources of stress in your life rather than isolating yourself can raise your stress level, reduce your concentration. You can also take a help of any counsellor or if you need my help .you can contact me also. All the best nd keep smiling.
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I am eating West-Coast Neuronerve Tablet every day To increase my memory power & brain development Do this tablet has any Side effects?

Ayurveda Clinic
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
You can use bhrami ghritam as well ad well balance diet of fruits and vegetables and have akhrot in your diet and desi cow milk A2 and its ghee .see the difference.
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If a person has changed drastically like talking unnecessary things or speaking excessively is he suffering from depression.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
If a person has changed drastically like talking unnecessary things or speaking excessively is he suffering from depr...
Dear lybrate-user, It may not be depression. It may be the other phase of bipolar disorder mania or hypomania. Depression is also a phase in bipolar disorder. Both are same disorder at different phases like full and new moons. It is treatable with mood stabiliser tablets for long term.
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I am suffering from depression and mujge cgalte samay oeecge mud ke dekhne ki aadat hai.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from depression and mujge cgalte samay oeecge mud ke dekhne ki aadat hai.
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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Mai depression se peedit hu aur mujhe koi bhi cgeez kai baar karne ki aadat hai kya meri ye beemari thik ho sakti hai aur mujhe chalte waqt hamesa peeche mudke dekhna padta hai.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Mai depression se peedit hu aur mujhe koi bhi cgeez kai baar karne ki aadat hai kya meri ye beemari thik ho sakti hai...
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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I am 24 years old male. I am working as a software engineer (java developer) .i have lot of stress so thats why I take once per 2 days 50 mg qutipin tablet. If any happens to my health.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 24 years old male. I am working as a software engineer (java developer) .i have lot of stress so thats why I tak...
Quitipin is an anti psychotic and not for stress, taking alternate days can lead to serious side effects and not recommended in any health guidelines, it is not over the counter drug to be taken as per your wish. Consult a psychiatrist, get diagnosed correctly and take medicine as per his advise and attend review regularly. Your case reminds me of one of my patient who did the same with quitipin and landed in stroke, i.e. Paralysis of one side of body.
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I'm very depressed not able to get proper sleep and not able to remember many things and I'm very very depressed and I don't know what is the things that depressed me alot.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm very depressed not able to get proper sleep and not able to remember many things and I'm very very depressed and ...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Im male, age-30, underweight, due to depression, I'm feeling weak, nausea, heart crushing pain. This chronic depression itself can cause heart disease and heart attack.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Im male, age-30, underweight, due to depression, I'm feeling weak, nausea, heart crushing pain. This chronic depressi...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Depressive disorder or depression is a neuro chemical disorder. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, Psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Take care.
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Hello doctors, I have a question about relationship issue. My girlfriend who lives far from my country, does not chat with me anymore online, as I broke her feelings too rushy and too straight to speak about our future. My question is what should I do to get us back in line? Thank you.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. This issue is emotional. You can always meet your friend and say sorry for what you have done. Do not use messages, whatsup or telephone for calling her. Wait for a fortnight and then go and meet her and say sorry. She will forgive you. I suggest online counseling for you. Take care.
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Sir, I have some depression, till many days my mood have totally updown, susidal thoughts have come always, what should I do, pls. Suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sir, I have some depression, till many days my mood have totally updown, susidal thoughts have come always, what shou...
Hello, If you are having suicidal thoughts please don't neglect it. You have to visit a psychiatrist as soon as possible. Don't wait.
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