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Dr. Divya

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Psychiatrist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience  ·  350 at clinic
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Dr. Divya BASLP Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Divya is a popular Psychiatrist in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Doctor has over 12 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. Doctor is a BASLP . Doctor is currently practising at Nightingales Home Health Services in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Divya and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BASLP - College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal - 2005
Awards and Recognitions
Symposium of Research in Child Language Disorders
Lactic Acidosis & Autism
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Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

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I am a 29 year old woman n I am in a relation with a very good guy but my family does not want to accept him as my husband and because of this reason I am very much stressed out from few days. Please suggest what to do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 29 year old woman n I am in a relation with a very good guy but my family does not want to accept him as my hu...
You have a serious talk with him about future and marriage and if he stays with you you can discuss with parents in a serious way.
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I am 25 years old. I do not do makeups except soap shampoo and facewash. Also I do not have variety of studs, chains etc (I do not have even a single 1) because I am sponsering to many dogs in animal rescue centres, I do not purchase anything even. But after marriage I wish to purchase dresses but not at costly level. Is this abnormal?

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
I am 25 years old. I do not do makeups except soap shampoo and facewash. Also I do not have variety of studs, chains ...
Dear user. You are a blessed woman. You are doing something which can only be dreamt by many women in the present society. I envy you. This behavior is noble and never abnormal. Go ahead. ?Care for other species too. God bless you. Take care.
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I am studying in 11th class whenever I am going to learn something my left part of brain starts tingling or paining and whatever I learn I forgot after sometime every morning my head also pains please give me suggestions.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are probably more oriented toward right brain functioning. So, whenever you attempt to want to learn and remember something you will have to use left brain but it is not your favored hemisphere and so it is likely because of this that you experience tingling and pain. This is likely to happen for a few more months because of your age. You are in late adolescence and so you will be changing to favor the right brain soon and these symptoms will disappear. If you are under stress due to other factors combining with hormonal imbalances, then this condition may prolong a little more than usual. If you want to push the agenda mentioned above I suggest that you do a few of the left brain exercises as recommended: block your left nostril and breathe deeply as often as you can; look at or visualize the colors yellow and amber as often as you can; and sleep on your left ear whenever you lie down and at night.
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Overcoming Sexual Harassment: You Are Stronger Than You Think

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Overcoming Sexual Harassment: You Are Stronger Than You Think

In India, crimes against women have been on the rise; they might have always happened at the same rate but today's media have become more attentive towards these crimes by bringing them to the forefront. Recently, the devastating news of an Assamese higher secondary student being raped and killed has surfaced. Her floating decomposed body was not discovered until 4th of May when the incident itself occurred on 28th of April. If a rape victim dies, it is the most unfortunate consequence that the parents and the loved ones have to live with but there are numerous victims who survive and they can lead a normal life with guidance and care. Any occurrence of sexual assault not only leaves scars on the outside but also have deeper psychological and emotional effects. The emotional scars can manifest in the form of post-traumatic disorder, depression and suicidal tendencies. If you know anyone who has undergone such an experience, then read on to find out how you can help her get back to her life.

  • Medical Examination: Physical effects of rape can be adverse on the victim. Forced sexual assault causes bruising, wounds and vaginal bleeding and immediate medical attention is required to ensure safety. Subsequent medical tests should also be carried out to check for Urinary Tract infection, Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and uterine fibroids.
  • Therapy: Wounds of the flesh heal, but it takes a lot of time to recover from emotional damage and in some cases the survivors bear the burden of psychological scars all through their lives. They may see the incident as an assault to their souls and develop depression, post-traumatic disorder, borderline personality disorder, sleeping and eating disorder. The loved ones have to be understanding and be patient with them. One-on-one therapy or group therapy sessions can be very helpful. Talking about their emotions and resolving issues of anger, regret, pain, fear, guilt in a friendly, supported and understanding environment can help them reconstruct their self-image.
  • Counseling: Guilt and shame are two most common stigmas that most survivors have to deal with. They somehow blame themselves for the incident and regret any step they think that might have led to the incident. They become so consumed by the incident that they think the experience defines them, instead of their persona which is called dissociative identity disorder. In such cases counseling sessions can prove to be very beneficial. They need guidance to understand the situation and separate themselves from the incident. The survivors may feel weak and victimized, overpowered and violated; they may also think that they have lost control of their bodies. Counseling can assist to resolve such issues and help them empower themselves with time.

It is important to make the survivors realize that it is not the end of their lives. With a positive attitude, proper rehabilitation and counseling rape survivors can lead a normal, happy life.

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My son is suffering from mental disability by 50% what to do for reducing it. And what meal will be the best for him. His age 3.5 years.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My son is suffering from mental disability by 50% what to do for reducing it. And what meal will be the best for him....
Children generally live at home with their families providing for their needs, often with the assistance of workers from state agencies. Until your child reaches the age of three, services are provided through the Early Intervention system. A Services Coordinator (Case Manager) works with parents and/or guardians to develop an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP). Services for a child with developmental delay may include individual therapies, play groups, parent training, family counseling, or transportation services. Depending on your state, there may be a sliding-scale fee for these services, or they may be free of charge. At three years of age, the school system begins to provide the needed school and therapy services. children with mental retardation are entitled to a free and appropriate education based on their needs. School systems are required to work with parents to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP describes each child's own needs and how the school system will meet them. Both special education and other needed services are provided free of charge. Ideally, children with mental retardation are enrolled in regular classrooms with children of the same age, with special supports as needed. They may be included in a regularclassroom for all or part of the school day. Sometimes children may also attend specialized classrooms or schools, based on their individual needs. All the best
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I get angry very easily and my anger shoots up to the extent of crying and breathlessness. I tend to shout but do not realize until someone points it out at home. My head starts to ache a lot and feels too overwhelming to handle at times, I've tried meditation and chanting but these things just don't seem to work and worsen my condition instead. I've been feeling too depressed and empty lately because my parents don't like to listen to me or my problems, thinking I might fight with them. But I never intend to. Everything just stays in my head like a mess 24/7 and I get mad when I see them lying about me to each other in front of me. I'm a musician and an engineering student who stays at a hostel where my mind is generally cool. I'm at home from the past 1.5 months and have to stay here for another month till my college reopens. P.S. I've never shouted at anyone except my own family (at home) and that too when I feel they're being too irrational which seems to be an everyday issue.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. They have love-hate relationship with close ones. Transient psychotic symptoms, including brief delusions and hallucinations, may also be present. It is also associated with substantial impairment of social, psychological and occupational functioning and quality of life. People with emotionally unstable personality disorder are particularly at risk of suicide. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
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What should I do to get relief from stress? I am having stress every time but now whenever I am having stress my headache starts. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bhopal
What should I do to get relief from stress? I am having stress every time but now whenever I am having stress my head...
Manage stress? If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life.  Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes. Secondly Are your coping strategies healthy or unhealthy, helpful or unproductive? Unfortunately, many people cope with stress in ways that compound the problem. While stress is an automatic response from your nervous system, some stressors arise at predictable times. When handling such predictable stressors, you can either change the situation or change your reaction.  So think of the four A's: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept. 1.Learn how to say "no. 2.Avoid people who stress you out.  3.Take control of your environment.  4. Pare down your to-do list. 5. Express your feelings instead of bottling them up. 6. Be willing to compromise. 7. Create a balanced schedule. 8. Reframe problems.  9. Adjust your standards.  10. Practice gratitude.  11. Don't try to control the uncontrollable. 12. Learn to forgive.  Rhythmic activities are especially effective. Good choices include walking, running, swimming, dancing, cycling, tai chi, and aerobics. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing activate the body’s relaxation response, a state of restfulness that is the opposite of the fight or flight or mobilization stress response.
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I'm 29, weight-51, height-174 cm. While I was 24, my weight was 58. Since I got into some emotional problem like anxiety, my weight has gradually reduced to 51 kg. Could you tell me whether taking anxiety is harmful to health? What does it cause to human body? Pls advise how to regain my weight? .

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I'm 29, weight-51, height-174 cm. While I was 24, my weight was 58. Since I got into some emotional problem like anxi...
Anxiety is not directly related to weight loss. Anxiety impairs performance and your capabilities to deal with stress both physical and emotional. Hence anxiety particularly uncontrolled and long standing anxiety can prove detrimental for overall health of a person. However medical causes of anxiety and weight loss in your case need to be ascertained by careful examination, evaluation and investigations. Consult a psychiatrist for more details. You may consults me online for any clarifications.
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I am having memory loss. I forget few things. Immediately and could not remember what I read. How to increase memory power.

Psychology hons, Masters in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Memory power can be increased with few concentration techniques such as deep breathing excercise for atleast 2 min n the increasing regularly. You can move ahead by relaxing you mind and think of the different kind of sounds you hear when your in a relaxed state. You can increase the amount of time you spend doing this excercise. This helps you in concentration. Hope my suggestion helps you.
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I lost someone last year and since then I feel very depressed and feel pressure on me please help me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I lost someone last year and since then I feel very depressed and feel pressure on me please help me.
You are going through grief. Its good that you seek help from a professional. Find a psychologist and get in to rebt. Dear death is the only reality of life. We all will face this some day, and death is not an end; its a beginning of some thing new. Read gita, its can guide you well. Be happy, live your life to the fullest and pray for the soul to be in peace and to keep progressing.
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I am suffering from anxiety. I think too much of a simple matter thus neglect the persons surrounding me. I can't express my talk to my friends as I think something else at that time. Please help me what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am suffering from anxiety. I think too much of a simple matter thus neglect the persons surrounding me. I can't exp...
Dear lybrate user. You should take biochemic kali phos 6x tablets. Take 4 tablets thrice daily in lukewarm water.
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I am 24 years old male and I am suffering from phobia fear of height and open place and lift please tell what I should do? Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 24 years old male and I am suffering from phobia fear of height and open place and lift please tell what I shoul...
These are examples of normal fear becoming abnormal due to the neglect of fear itself. Fear is good and is extremely useful to exercise caution where necessary. Somewhere and somehow you have been denying the fear and it has over a period of time developed into phobia. It is also possible that in childhood you may have had some traumatic experience and that has led to this abnormal response to fear today. Meet with a counselor and deal with your emotions to deal with the underlying causes. In the meantime you can learn to de-condition yourself off of the phobia by frequenting these places with a therapist and gradually working out through the experience the various reactions that you will go through. Over time you will find that your phobia is unfounded and learn to develop normal responses to these situations. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the phobia with a calmer disposition. This will give you an undue advantage over the phobia to perhaps bring it into the normal realm of fear. That, you can then tackle with aplomb.
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Me smoking bahut krta hu. Isse me pareshan hu or chhodna chahta hu. Lekin ye aadat nahi jati. So please help me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will like a passing cloud.
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Mere babut teej hath pair mai pain ho raha hai ya pure body mai pain ho raha hai nd babut teej febar bhi hai nd mai abhi hospital nahi ja sakti to mai kya karo.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Mere babut teej hath pair mai pain ho raha hai ya pure body mai pain ho raha hai nd babut teej febar bhi hai nd mai a...
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest
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What to reduce my stress&control anxiety,emotions? Please suggest any techinques are available.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You need to know the cause of your stress and anxiety first. Everyone goes through stress, but anxiety occurs when a person is unable to exercise enough control over the direction and intensity of the thoughts. Telling yourself that what you are thinking is not really going to happen( if it's an irrational fear) and collecting evidence to disprove it, will help you to offset some anxiety. Knowing your personal strengths and using them to manage stress is a good method. Positive thinking will help you a long way on this journey. Meeting people who are cheerful, positive and progressive will be of immense value. Try to learn critical thinking and problem solving techniques. Exercising, yoga, meditation, walking in open air, diet, sleep all play a big role in controlling stress and anxiety. You could meet a counsellor in your city who can help you to overcome negative thinking and find your personal strengths.
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I feel weakness/tiredness most of the time for no reason, I am not doing anything physical or mental. What should I do.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I feel weakness/tiredness most of the time for no reason, I am not doing anything physical or mental.
What should I do.
Doing nothing might be the teanson for your sluggishness, which you are feeling as weakness. Try to take well nutrotious food, 6-8 hrs of sleep, with proper regular exercoses&do engage in work whoch you like more.
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I'm a alcoholic person since 10years. I can't live a day without drink any alcohol. How can I leave this thing?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you think that you will find it very difficult, then admit yourself to a hospital and go for de-addiction: which normally lasts for about two weeks. Then follow that up with addiction counseling from a professional for at least three years to completely get rid of the habit. If this is also not enough, then admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving, called antabuse. It has to be taken regularly and even a minor consumption of alcohol (like in cough syrups), accidentally or otherwise, will lead to reactions, sometimes requiring hospitalization. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. Your family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Your children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of your habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Make a serious plan with the wife and children and whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast.
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I just feel alone not have any interest in life. Days are going on I am thinking change wil come I can also enjoy my life as loving wife to my husband n want to become mother of child but I think I did not have any chance then just I pray to god to give me strength n dare to accept the situation which I will face in future. Doctor please give suggestions to improve my strength n to live alone if necessary n dare to live do not hesitate the people which r leaving normally I do not feel jealous for other.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I just feel alone not have any interest in life.
Days are going on I am thinking change wil come I can also enjoy my ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of centaury + 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of olive. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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Dear Sir, I smoke 10- 15 cigarettes daily. Now I am feeling throat soreness or discomfort while swallowing meal or liquid. Pain is left inside of throat. Kindly help me on this. please suggest any tablets etc for relief.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Sir, I smoke 10- 15 cigarettes daily. Now I am feeling throat soreness or discomfort while swallowing meal or li...
Please meet with an ENT specialist and investigate this throat problem. You have to quit smoking and need not wait for the results of the doctor's visit. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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