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Smruthi Clinic

Psychiatrist Clinic

#675, 11Th 'A' Main, 3Rd Cross, 3Rd Block, Rajaji Nagar. Landmark: Near Syndicate Bank. Bangalore
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Smruthi Clinic Psychiatrist Clinic #675, 11Th 'A' Main, 3Rd Cross, 3Rd Block, Rajaji Nagar. Landmark: Near Syndicate Bank. Bangalore
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Psychiatrist . Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most affordable, trustworthy......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Psychiatrist . Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most affordable, trustworthy and professional service to ensure your best health.
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Smruthi Clinic is known for housing experienced Psychiatrists. Dr. Swaminath G, a well-reputed Psychiatrist, practices in Bangalore. Visit this medical health centre for Psychiatrists recommended by 74 patients.

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MON, WED, FRI
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
MON-FRI
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
TUE, THU, SAT
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

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#675, 11Th 'A' Main, 3Rd Cross, 3Rd Block, Rajaji Nagar. Landmark: Near Syndicate Bank.
Rajaji Nagar Bangalore, Karnataka - 560010
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How Does Social Media Affect Our Mental Health?

DPM, DNB Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How Does Social Media Affect Our Mental Health?

Being away or oblivious to social media is synonymous to not following the herd. Social media probably is no more the latest fad; it is the given code to take a deeper look into the present age. The rewarding fact about social networking sites is their ability to transport us to people and places millions of miles away from us. This epoch with its dictates of overproduction and maximum utilization of labor, snatches away the boon of communication.

Some of the mental health problems that you may suffer from due to a social media addiction are discussed below:

  1. Peer Pressure- Social media use also creates the fear of missing out because you want to do what everyone else is doing. This evokes anxiety and will give rise to negative feelings and emotions, which again create mental health problems and stress and anxiety disorders
  2. Fatigue and Stress- When you are using social media, you are constantly switching from one task to another because there is just so much to do and see. This information abundance can tire out your brain, especially when it is received chaotically. Your brain needs time and room for absorbing the data and processing the information, but multitasking on social media makes your brain work overtime. This can prevent it from relaxing and it will become exhausted as it tries to deal with the barrage of information. Hence, the fatigue puts your mind under a lot of stress and you may not be able to concentrate on anything at all.
  3. Social Anxiety- Even though the whole point of social media is to allow people to stay connected with others, it doesn’t have the same satisfaction and element associated with actual human interaction, which is a crucial human need. In fact, in some ways, it is too distant and this is not a good thing for those who become dependent on social media as it can lead to social anxiety. Those who are already suffering from this problem will find it even more difficult to indulge in face-to-face interaction. Real human interaction can become extremely scary for people as it is becoming common to hide behind your computer screens and not go out at all.
  4. Distraction- Social media is just tailor-made for decreasing our productivity because you spend hours looking at everyone else’s life when you could be doing something else. This means that most of your time is spent on viewing photos, liking posts, and writing comments and these activities don’t really require the use of your intellectual abilities. They aren’t intellectual at all and distract you from activities that are such as reading, studying informational articles on the internet, etc. Your brain doesn’t get enough food for development and your intellectual abilities can decline in this way. Your brain will slow down and not be able to respond quickly in various situations.
  5. Insecurity- One of the major problems with social media is that posts typically present an idealized version of what’s going on in everyone’s life. Usually, what you see isn’t actually reality because everyone has their problems and issues. Nevertheless, you end up comparing your own life with that of others and think less of your own. If people in your newsfeed seem to be having a good time, it will make you envious and affect your mood negatively. Research has shown that widespread use of social media can demotivate people, make them aggressive and cause a decline in confidence.

So are you being adversely affected by social media? Here are some signs to look out for:

  1. Low self-esteem.
  2. Feeling low when you see other people's images and lifestyle.
  3. Envy of others people lives - wishing your life was like someone else's.
  4. Finding social media as your first and only choice of activity done for enjoyment.
  5. Not having as many face to face conversations with your relatives and friends and feeling disconnected.
  6. Being unable to do anything without feeling you need to share it online.
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How To Determine If Someone Suffers From Alcoholism

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How To Determine If Someone Suffers From Alcoholism

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.

How Diabetes Can Lead To Depression?

Diploma In Diabetology, MD - Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Delhi
How Diabetes Can Lead To Depression?

The risk of developing depression is found by the means of various researches to be two to three times higher in individuals suffering from a chronic disease than in normal individuals. Type 1 and type 2 Diabetes are chronic diseases that can prove to be very challenging to manage due to various setbacks and complications that can come in the way. Regular monitoring of the blood sugar levels is essential in managing the blood sugar. Navigation of the health care facilities, side effects caused by medications, and other related health conditions or even diabetic complications can cause an increased risk of developing depression. If left undiagnosed and untreated, depression can give way to a poor lifestyle choice that can further deteriorate the physical health of a person.

Various risk factors that are associated with diabetes and depression are as follows-

  • lack of physical activity
  • poor social environment
  • poverty
  • stress during pregnancy

Depression in diabetes can occur simultaneously due to a variety of factors. These include the psychological and psychosocial impact of the disease on an individual, a potential common genetic susceptibility and certain common pathophysiological abnormalities that involve neuro-immunological and neuro-endocrinal pathways, as well as microvascular brain lesions due to diabetes mellitus. However, issues concerning pathogenesis and causality of this high co-occurrence are not fully determined yet. Still, the presence of depression in patients with diabetes mellitus is of vast importance, as it is usually associated with poor disease control, adverse health outcomes and quality of life impairment.

When an individual is suffering from diabetes, the awareness of risks of developing depression is essential. It has been widely researched and found that these two conditions can occur simultaneously, where depression is usually undiagnosed. Diabetes, specifically type 2, and depression affect each other in a bi-directional manner, which means that each of the disease can prove as a risk factor for the other. In a state of depression, it is common for a person to consume high calorie foods and also to lead a sedentary lifestyle. This tendency can prove to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.

If an individual already has type 2 diabetes, the stress experienced during the management of disease can cause depression. Type 1 diabetes develops as result of the defect of pancreas in production of insulin.

People with type 1 diabetes can also develop depressive symptoms due to difficulties in the management of the disease. If the symptoms of depression develop in the patient already suffering from diabetes, management of diabetes also becomes difficult. This can lead to cause various diabetes related complications and also decrease the life expectancy.

Various signs that can be observed in a state of depression are as follows:

  1. Complete lack of interest in doing any activity
  2. Irritation or mood swings
  3. Depressed mood
  4. Disturbed sleep pattern
  5. Changes in the appetite
  6. Constant feeling of despair
  7. Guilt Fatigue, weakness
  8. Difficulty in concentration, transient memory loss
  9. Suicidal tendency

There is a certain risk observed between the consumption of antidepressant medicines and development of diabetes. It has been researched and concluded that consuming antidepressants should always be on physician recommendation, with a prior advice on the risks of developing diabetes. It has also been found that the people with type 2 diabetes, who are using insulin regularly, are at higher risk for developing depression as compared to the people on non-insulin medications or following only diet or lifestyle modification habits. An additional stress experienced in managing diabetes and accessing the health care services can cause such complication in insulin users.

Common treatment protocol for depression includes psychotherapy or the cognitive behavioral therapy. It helps people to correct destructive thought patterns and behaviors that tend to increase the depressive symptoms. Other interventions like a structured problem solving approach, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal approach towards the patient is also effective in management. Certain medications can also help in mood-lifting and the management of symptoms of depression.

In diabetics, the treatment options that are available in addition to the standard medical healthcare provision includes self-management training sessions that help the people to increase healthy habits and improve control on their blood sugar levels. Diabetes as well as depression can improve with complete focus on lifestyle changes, like proper diet management and exercising regularly.

I am always stressed. I have difficulty in sleeping. I have painful heals. How to get rid of heal pain?

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am always stressed. I have difficulty in sleeping. I have painful heals. How to get rid of heal pain?
Causes Of Heel pain: Heel pain are mostly common among athletes but too much strain on the foot muscles and ligaments can put anyone at risk. Here are some of the most common risk factors: Running or jogging excessively on hard surfaces Walking abnormally while putting too much stress on the heel bone Obesity and excessive weight Wearing ill-fitted shoes regularly that do not support the arch properly Being diabetic People who have flat feel or high arches relief from heel pain naturally: 1. Ice Applying ice to the heel in a cold compress is one the best ways to relieve heel pain naturally. The cold temperature has a numbing effect that controls pain and inflammation. 2. Massage Massage is another simple, natural treatment for heel pain. While it is not a long-term treatment option, it provides quick relief from pain. Massage also will relax the muscles, release the pressure, reduce the stiffness and improve blood circulation. You can massage your painful heel any time of the day, and it is recommended particularly before going for a run, after exercising and before going to bed. For massaging, you can use any kind of oil, such as olive, coconut, sesame or mustard oil. 3. Stretching Exercises In many cases, stretching exercises can help reduce the pain and promote quick recovery. It even strengthens the muscles and tendons in your foot to prevent further pain. 4. Epsom Salt Soak An Epsom salt soak can bring instant relief from heel pain. The magnesium sulfate crystals help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation. Furthermore, the heat of the warm water promotes relaxation. 5. Turmeric When it comes to natural treatment for pain, turmeric is an excellent remedy. Curcumin, a component in turmeric, works as a potent painkiller and anti-inflammatory agent. 6. Fish Oil If you have heel pain due to arthritis or a bone spur, fish oil is a good treatment option. Being rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, fish oil helps reduce pain. It even helps reduce muscle stiffness.
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My brother age 39 years old he is doing private job as accountant. He is alcohol addict, Thank you.

M.D.PSYCHIATRY, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hello. Alcohol addiction is a disease not just a habit. Your brother needs treatment. Take him to a psychiatrist. If he is ready for online counseling you can go for it.
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Bipolar Mood Disorder

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry , Diploma In Psychological Medicine
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
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Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood. Other mental health issues such as anxiety disorders and substance use disorder are commonly associated with bipolar disorder.

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Internet And Gedget Addiction

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry , Diploma In Psychological Medicine
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
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The present generation of the teens is leading, more or less, a robotic life. They are the slaves to the electronic gadgets.It may lead to obesity,aggression,depression and a disturbed routine. So its suggested to reduce the time spent on surfing internet.

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Hi, My sister is a class 12 .student. She is staying in girls hostel. Her roommate left her to another room. Due to quarrel. My sister need her roommate badly. She is now at home. She used to remain in depressed and cry sometimes but sometimes she behave normally. I consult psychiatrist. Doctor give tremlin 2 and mozep 4 tablet, how can she get cured ist? Because she has final exam just after 3 months. Whether a neurologist should be consulted instead of psycatist?

PGDRP Rehabilitation Psychology , M.A Clinical Psychology, Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CGC)
Psychologist, Agra
Hi, My sister is a class 12 .student. She is staying in girls hostel. Her roommate left her to another room. Due to q...
No there is no need for Consult neuro it's psychological problem, consult the psychologist. Meditation and Cognitive behavioral therapy or dialectical therapy would help her. She needs social skills training and give her bramhi everyday.
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Hi, I have a health concern about my mother She is 52 and has lost a lot of weight in the last few months. She is also a sugar patient. Her sugar levels are now normal but previously it was about 240. And she is also taking medicines for depression For the past 15 years. The meds are sizopin and nitravet. She also smokes excessively throughout the day. She has been smoking for the past 5 years but never lost weight. Again I would like to tell you even though she has been taking these meds and smoke g she has never lost weight. But her weight has dropped drastically since the past few months. She has always been a healthy lady (as in weight) But now we can see her veins. Please help me what should I do. What kind of tests do we need to run. Do we need to consult the psychiatrist or a nutrition expert or general physician. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Yes, she does need help to overcome the depression and smoking habit. It needs lot of patience to bring the patient back to the healthy track. Please talk to your doctor and discuss about her overall health and how to manage things with a definite plan. Only medicines would not be sufficient, she needs counselling so that she can talk freely about her stress and concerns and learn how to handle them with understanding and clarity of thought. She should also start exercising (at least for 30 mins) as it is a very good immune booster, improves the mood in the long run and helps to support the overall well-being. A dietician can also help to create a list of her favourite food with calorie restriction (a balanced diet) so that she maintains good weight. You can also add Homeopathy if needed as it is holistic in its approach and helps natural healing. A detailed consultation will help to select remedies that suit her constitution. You can contact me for a detailed consultation.
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