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Dr. Giriraju

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Giriraju is an experienced Psychiatrist in Koramangala, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Giriraju at Dr. Grace Super Speciality Homoeo Clinic & Research Centre in Koramangala, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Giriraju on Lybrate.com.

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Simple steps to help you quit smoking:

1. Smoke one cigarette less in a day and keep reducing till you stop.
2. Smoke in front of the mirror to realize you are smoking. Sometimes you may smoke without even realizing as it has become a habit.
3. Keep the cigarettes in the opposite pocket(for example in your left pocket if you usually keep them in your right pocket) or your bag so that you are aware whenever your hand goes for a cigarette.
4. Buy one cigarette at a time and not as a whole packet.
5. Write down the reasons why you are trying to quit in a small paper and keep it in your pocket all the time.

Most importantly NEVER LOSE CONFIDENCE.
On an average smokers make five to ten quit attempts before they ultimately quit.

I am using disulfiram 500 tablet for deaddiction from alcohol as prescribed by psychiatrist is it helpful & safe.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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I am using disulfiram 500 tablet for deaddiction from alcohol as prescribed by psychiatrist is it helpful & safe.
It s helpful, it s an anti deterrent agent. Avoid exposure to anything and everything which has alcohol, u can develop severe reaction

I am fully depressed Everything is falling apart for me I do not know how to stop it so I think I should end my life Is there any medical way to help me? As doctors are also called god .so please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I am fully depressed Everything is falling apart for me I do not know how to stop it so I think I should end my life ...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.

I am 21 years old and have anger problem for so many years I can't control it. Please suggest some remedy?

D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
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Hello, you could be suffering from intermittent explosive disorder which is an impulse control disorder in which small upsetting events could trigger an anger outburst during which person does not have much control over his behaviour. This is followed by a sense of relief and guilt for whatever is said or done during the anger outburst. There are anger management techniques as well as effective medicines for this condition.

I am suffering from sleep disorder. After full day's work I feel sleepy, but when I go to bed, for few disturbances I get awake. I'm an engineering student & staying at Hostel. I awake from sleep for some noises, which r usual in hostels, whereas my friends go to sound sleep inspite of these little chaos. At my early age I had sound sleep every night, without caring any noise. But nowadays I hardly go to deep sleep for 4 hours. As a result my concentration & memory power getting weaken. I feel I'm in serious problem. What should I do for sound sleep at every night? Pls help me.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I am suffering from sleep disorder. After full day's work I feel sleepy, but when I go to bed, for few disturbances I...
1) have sweetened warm milk with jayphal at night. 2) apply cow ghee on soles of feet. 3) have a warm water bath before sleeping. 4) stop watching tv at least 3 hrs before sleep. 5) go to bed before 10 pm. 6) don't have tea/ coffee/ alcohol after 7 pm. 7) have early & light meals 8) go for shirodhara at a panchakarma centre near you. These all will help you sleep.

Today been diagnosed with bipolar and now have to stop taking cit and start on new meds so the journey begins all over again and still off work so all in all the mountain summit is getting further away.

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, “down,” or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

Hey docs, I am continuing smoking from last 10 Years cigarettes & Weeds. I want to quit it. I have tried many times to do it. 50% I have reduced. I want to completely minimize smoking. Is it good if I suddenly stop smoking or slower action. Give me a suggestion. Sometimes I thought that I am loosing my talent for this. I will b very obliged to you.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
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There is very difficult to shun the habbit if it has been deepdown ur system,u shud first know why u want to leave the habbit ..is it bad for u body or others dont like it ..or it is both..u must have tried many times but came back to square one..cud u analyse what is the reason whu u came back to square one & if u have solution for that than u can leave this habbit for good otherwise u will keep on back from where u started. First u go for small goals that u will not smoke for six month and u leave this momment..now ur examination start as some stressful problem comes ur attention goes to ciggerrete,there may be strong urge but if u have controlled know then u may leave this habbit ..if u shun 21 times when strong urge of smoking comes and u dont smoke ..then u r the right candidate to leave the smoking ..otherwise u will keep on restarting smoking..it is upto u and ur will power..there is no medical tt

I am having hair loss and m using head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. I smoke too. And m using Mustard oio. please suggest me some tips.

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I am having hair loss and m using head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. I smoke too.
And m using Mustard oio. ple...
Hello, hair greying, hair loss, dandruff & dryness of hair. Cause due to chronic illness, stress, anxiety, sinusitis, medicinal aggravation, acidity, indigestion, sluggishness of liver, excessive consumption of alcohol, caffiene, nicotine, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching sun, polluted atmosphere, physical emotional stress, inherited factors. Most of d. Cases r influenced with stress & anxiety. Please, carry on d under noted norms to check hair loss./greying & splitting hair/ dandruff you need, calcium sodium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, proteins to check hair loss & greying hairs. - *. Tk, plenty of water, free from contaminants to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your scalp. - *go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety, to nourish cells, tissues including hair -follicles to allow growing healthy and shining hairs. - *tk, protein, enzymes, vitamins rich diet on time. - * tk, apples, carrots, cheese, papaya, grapes, ripened mangoes, milk, ginger, garlics, onion, almonds, walnuts, spinach, fish, nuts, regularly - *take, homoeo medicines which acts gently & rapidly without any adverse effect, there of. @ acid phos1000-6-6 pills, wkly. @ jaborandyq-20 drops, with 20 drops of water, amply on scalp, twice. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching sun. *use, protein shampoo, *massage with olive oil, wkly *go for deep conditioning treatment by using neem-oil. U, may go for a complete package to check hair-loss & greying hair. Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk, care.

Dear Sir, I am drinking beer since 20 years daily. I want to quit this habit but I am unable to do so. Kindly advice me how It can be possible. Thanks.

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
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Dear Sir, I am drinking beer since 20 years daily. I want to quit this habit but I am unable to do so. Kindly advice ...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Beer addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.

Dear sir I want to know about weed is good for human body or bad and what's the negative affects on human body because sometimes during smoking weed some people's are facing memory's loss and bla bla and am regularly trying to convince my friends to avoid smoking weed but thy are telling me that you don't know smoking weed is good for health and it avoids cancer and alts for diseases so please give me complete details.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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That is a lot of hype. Yes, it is true that it does help with some medical conditions as a treatment measure. People are mistakenly taking that to mean that weed is completely harmless. That is far from the truth. Here are the facts and feel free to share this with your friends: If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it? The obsession and compulsive use is when you become addicted to the substance. Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: •Dizziness •Shallow breathing •Red eyes and dilated pupils •Dry mouth •Increased appetite •Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i. E. For example, you can see sounds and hear colors!

had a great depression regarding life and always thinking of how to die. need an help plz

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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You do not state any reason for this death wish. How old are you, anyway? To have a death wish at any time, is itself not normal. Your situation must be extraordinary for such desperation. Kindly seek a psychiatrist’s help without any delay, and take some responsible family member with you. Life is extremely precious, and everyone is turning the world upside down to survive and stretch life to the maximum. Please visit a geriatric ward and you will understand what I am saying. Something is bothering you that may appear impossible but that is the fallacy. Every problem has a solution and only by speaking with someone else will you come to know the different alternatives to your situation. People who are severely depressed tend to think suicidal thoughts, generally. Depression is treatable although it may not seem so to the depressed mind. Also, if you are religiously/spiritually-oriented, you will never entertain thoughts of destroying life. Suicide does not solve problems, facing life square-on does. You may be feeling hopeless under the circumstances but that will be so, if you are withdrawn and do not share your problem with others. Please seek help from a professional immediately. Alternatively, reach out to a religious person for some spiritual intervention.

I am sensing some symptoms of depression. How can I control this, pls suggest me sir.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am sensing some symptoms of depression. How can I control this, pls suggest me sir.
Change your routine, take a break from your daily work. Spend time with your family. Avoid stressful conversations during family time. Play any outdoor game for at least 45 minutes. Do this and reply in a week.

I am addicted patient of ciggraite and now I wanna leave a cigrate can you help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40

I am 27 year old male. I am suffering from depression last 2 year.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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Take tab d-veniz 50mg daily. Tab clonotril 0.5mg 1/2 in morning and one at night. Report after 7 days.

I have epilepsy and take oxetol 450 mg But still I talk in sleepbwhen I hav high stress Sometimes I have internal feeling that some one is also able to see through my thoughts. Yes see all that what I am thinking ,that exist just for 30 sec. What to do to avoid that. I tried yoga, meditation, wtc but still it persist.

MBBS
General Physician
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Please Continue your current medicine Do meditation twice daily regularly Go for morning and evening walk daily with relaxed mind Do pranayam regularly Take Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice daily with water for 3 mths Reconsult me on Lybrate after 1 month.

My 2 years old kid (female - till now no speech, but says 2 or 3 word only) having mild autistic spectrum disorder. Doctors informed to go for occupational therapy and speech therapy. I want to know about this. It is curable or not? Most of them telling that, this is not curable. Please advice.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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If your child has mild autistic features and can speak 2-3 words then she should do well with intensive therapies, this is the right age to act. You should learn yourself and work with therapist.

I have JUVENILE MYCLONIC EPILEPSY since 3 years. I came to know about it when I met a neurologist which had me an EEG test. There is no one in my family have this problem. Not even any neurological problem so far. I don't know where I got this disease. Doctor said the cause is unknown. Also I am physically weak. Is weakness might be a cause? I have also other problems such as memory loss, confusion and attention problem. Are these problems due to that disease? I just want to know what's cause of this.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
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Hello sir, there are many causes of epilepsy. It may occur with genes, over stress, brain chemical imbalance, or in a past if you had any head injury for which you are took long term treatment. It is treatable. Thanks.

I m suffering from extreme stress need to consult a psychologists suggest me a good one.

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
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I m suffering from extreme stress need to consult a psychologists suggest me a good one.
Dear lybrate-user, stress disorder can cause serious health problems if it is left untreated. Treatment is always given to the person rather than the stress itself. No one can avoid the stress around them and therefore they will be taught how to live with the stress itself. Understanding the stress and passionately dealing with the stressor is the best process. Life style coaches and psychologists will train you. There are many psychologists you can contact even online. Do consult a psychologist. Take care.

I have weakness always. L have very less haemoglobin. Severe body pain always. What should I do to fine and healthy?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I have weakness always. L have very less haemoglobin. Severe body pain always. What should I do to fine and healthy?
Hello lybrate user your weekness and other compalints are result of low haemoglobin level. Just start some haematinic tablet or syp daily. Also eat beet, palak, methi and khajur fruits. It help to increase hb level and as your hb become normal other complaint will reduce gradually.

Please tell me how to concentrate on mind and body means how to improve constipation memory please tell me in briefly.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Please tell me how to concentrate on mind and body means how to improve constipation memory please tell me in briefly.
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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