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Dr. Lavanya

MBBS, Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry, Diploma in Emergency Medicine

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. Lavanya is a renowned Psychiatrist in Kodigehalli, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 12 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. She has completed MBBS, Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry, Diploma in Emergency Medicine . You can meet Dr. Lavanya personally at Krishna Clinic in Kodigehalli, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Lavanya on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr B R Ambedkar medical college - 2005
Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry - Rajiv Ganndhi University of Health Science, Bangalore India - 2016
Diploma in Emergency Medicine - Apollo Hospitals - 2013
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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From my last breakup i. E happened 2 years I feel like everything is over for me I feel depressed every time and I do not knw what happened suddenly to me I have fear of everything, I feel like I can not do anything can not achieve anything in my life what to do in this situation. How to deal with it. How to overcome from this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
From my last breakup i. E happened 2 years I feel like everything is over for me
I feel depressed every time
and I do...
YOu have to forget the break up and be positive in thinking that your best partner is yet to come and do meditation and yoga. If none of this helps you you need antidepressant medicines.
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I feel weakness and pain in my left side neck, solder,feet and knee down side my ear. If any solution then pleas took me.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I feel weakness and pain in my left side neck, solder,feet and knee down side my ear.
If any solution then pleas took...
2. Rhus tox 200 once a day for 4days Rita 200 as above Sympht 200 as above Hyper200 once day for 5days Bell3 c liquid 4tims day
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I am 44 years old and suffering from loss of memory or concentration and feeling blurred vision and the tendency of upside uric acid. And pain in sch older joint.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Your mentioned symptoms have to be managed by a neurophysician. You have also mentioned high uric acid levels for which I can advise you. General recommendations are: - decreasing intake of red meat, alcohol, rice in your diet and other purine rich sources - also increase your water intake so that uric acid is excreted from body well. - keeping your weight to normal levels will also help you. - intake of fresh fruits, citrus fruits and cherries has been implicated in reducing uric acid values in the body as well. Nowadays there is a medication by the name of febuxostat which helps in lowering uric acid levels in body but kindly check out that it suits your body. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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My father has got a heavy body & he has been detected as having high cholesterol but that's related with heart but he says he's been having a high body pain and doesn't wish to work ? Suggest measures and the reason behind this ?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
My father has got a heavy body & he has been detected as having high cholesterol but that's related with heart but he...
Hi, obesity is a serious problem in any age. The common causes are mostly sedentary life style, food habits and may be some medication related. Your father 1st has to be assessed for the reason of his obesity. Then only a proper planning for therapy can be done. But for the time being he can control his diet, has to prevent the total calorie intake as per his diet requirement. You can consult a dietician for that. You can motivate him for morning walk at least thrice in a wk for 30 mints duration. This will help him a lot. Once he starts walking he will feel good. You have to review his medication (with doctor). If wt gain is medication induced has to change or stop the offending agents. Thanks.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Consuming foods such as ginger, green tea, fatty fish, soy products, blueberries, and other dark berries may protect these important cells from damage. Evidence suggests that the DHA found in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia by reducing beta-amyloid plaques. Food sources include cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, and sardines. You can also supplement with fish oil.
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Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sometimes I feel depressed without any reason. Full of anger I dnt why it happens to me. Please give suggestions what...
Sounds to me like you are into an anger related depression. If you have not been on medication and you want to remain so, you will have to work very hard to recover from this condition. You must first of all seek the help of a counselor, ideally. If that person thinks that you need to meet with a doctor you will need to do so and cooperate right through. 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 scotching 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: find someone to love and to love you back, if you are not already married. 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 everyday and learn to be contended 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.
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Hello sir/mam, I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker, whom I do not khow her hiv status, I am so stress that if I contact hiv through her, I had no cuts, sores, wound in my mouth, penis and figure. Do I need to test for hiv. Please reply.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
Hello sir/mam, I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker, whom I do not khow her hiv status, I am so stress that i...
Yes. You need to test for hiv and the whole std screen. Also watch for development of any rashes, ulcers, flu like symptoms or any itching or pain while passing urine.
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How can I get rid of self consciousness? I am suffering from it a lot. Please help me.

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
How can I get rid of self consciousness?
I am suffering from it a lot.
Please help me.
Dear , I think you are worried about your ego. I can understand. Ego is actually negative self consciousness. Positive self conscious or self confidence or self esteem or self respect are always good. Problem happens when you negative ones. I suggest you to have an online counseling. Take care.
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Hello, I am a 24 year old boy. I am facing fear every where. Like I went to petrol pump and saw there they were doing wrong things and click photos but after this I thing this will come to me and it can hurt me. Like this type of fear comes very day in every thing. I found myself in it and get afraid every day for every reason an every thing what I do. I also facing problems to go alone in any place. Also because of this I am not able to concentrate on any work. Please help me.

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
Hello, I am a 24 year old boy. I am facing fear every where. Like I went to petrol pump and saw there they were doing...
Dear lybrate-user, from the given information, your fear is due to anxiety. You must understand anxiety disorder and take treatment for that. Usually psychotherapy helps. Consult a psychologist online of in person for treatment. Take care.
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I was fail in last year on aipmt exam now I have fill form again for exam so i'm soo in depress or in tension for my exam that I will not fail again and so on please help!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was fail in last year on aipmt exam now I have fill form again for exam so i'm soo in depress or in tension for my ...
I think that you are afraid and need someone's help like that of a counselor. After that or while doing that you may also do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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My exams are going on and I am very depressed. I am not able to concentrate my mind. Suggest me medicines.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My exams are going on and I am very depressed. I am not able to concentrate my mind. Suggest me medicines.
Homoeopathic medicine gelsemium -200 (wilmar schwabe india) drink 2 drops twice daily direct on tongue-------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes --report after 30 days-
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My boyfriend he doesn't get ready to meet. We meet after 15 or 20, 25 days once. The problem is that I wanna meet him and see him and spent time with him but he don't understand whenever I say about this matter he starts ignoring me or he tease me irritate me or he start laughing for no reason. He is in civil engineering 1st year diploma he is very caring he loves me a lot he talked to me whole day whenever I messaged him He gives me time. I don't talk or chat to people I chat only with him like i'm addicted to him ones In a day I have to talk to him. It is needed for me. But he gets angry very fast and seeing his anger I feel scared and like crying. He goes and meet his friends daily. and whenever I say he says to me that my mom is not allowing my dad and all. He thinks a lot for future. I know he cares for family he don't wanna spoil his family name and all he respect his parents. But my problem is that he should meet me na I wanna spend time I automatically smile my mood becomes totally fine when I talk to him. Almost 4 years are going to complete for our relation. He is very strict and he is very ziddi types. He don't force me for physical relation only he hug, kiss and smooch that's it. How can I make him realize my feeling that's I wanna him to meet me be with me ones in a week. 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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. You should understand your boyfriend first. You are just 18. The more you get emotionally involved in relationship, the more you are going to be disturbed in all other activities. Keep your self emotionally away from him. He is he and he has his own personality. If he is unable to understand your emotions now, no problem, we will correct him after the course. Take care.
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I am liking one female a lot. She is married nd middle age. My age is 27. Now she is not close to as before. I am feeling that I'm missing my life. Kindly help me to come out from this stuff. I want to show my attitude to her. She should not play with feeling.

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 suggest you not to meddle with another person's life. Her husband must be loving her a lot and your interception could ruin their family life. Please keep away. Decision on this aspect helps you clear your stress. I suggest counseling for you. Take care.
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I am 42 years old, and I have body pains I can't to do my work sometimes. From 3 years.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 42 years old, and I have body pains I can't to do my work sometimes. From 3 years.
Hello, take alpha mp, 15 drops with hot water twice a day. Get your blood tested for cbc, esr, tsh and sugar. Share the reports.
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I am a student, I want to work hard do lots of work and get a good amount of outcome for my input, but whenever I work, or study, I cannot give full concentration also while giving exams, if i'm attempting a particular question, I feel like there is a barrier in my mind which is not letting me think about the solutions or question tricks, I feel I cannot cross that barrier and feel helpless. Please advise.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I am a student, I want to work hard do lots of work and get a good amount of outcome for my input, but whenever I wor...
Hi First try to under estimate yourself. Don' t compare urself with others. Accept yourself as you are. Do study you are ready to work hard is best part of u. Do pranayam regularly to calm yourself and to increase concentration also.
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My son is 16years old. Not studying at all. Hvng bad habits like smoking. How to get him out fm this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
He can get rid of thi habit with ssome very effective homoopathic treatment and management but the question is that if he also i willing to quit thismenace.If no then no one can help him.,not even you.
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I am shaan 22 years old & smoking cigarette from last 5 years. And now I wanna quit dis at any cost please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. **Make your determination strong and rigid to stop smoking.*** Revert me after 1 month.
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My brother is suffering from schizophrenia. Do you have any full proof treatment for him?

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
My brother is suffering from schizophrenia. Do you have any full proof treatment for him?
Hi ; without knowing the type of schizophrenia. Its details can't guarantee you about full proof treatment. But homeopathy can give you best results. Consult privately for proper treatment n guidance.
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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Role of Nutrition in depression and other mental illnesses

We are able to correlate poor physical health with poor nutrition, but most of us don't relate poor nutrition to poor mental health. In recent times, many researches and studies conducted on healthy and mentally ill people seems to indicate that nutritional deficiency of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrates play a large role in setting off and maintenance of depression, bipolar, ocd, schizophrenia, suicidal tendencies and anxiety disorders.

A typical indian diet based on western diets is found to be very low in many nutrients, especially essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. A notable feature of the diets of patients suffering from mental disorders is the severity of deficiency in these nutrients. Studies have indicated that daily supplements of vital nutrients are often effective in reducing patients' symptoms. Supplements containing amino acids have also been found to reduce symptoms, as they are converted to neurotransmitters which in turn alleviate depression and other mental health problems.

Most prescription drugs, including the common antidepressants lead to unpleasant side effects. This usually causes the patients to skip their medications. Such noncompliance can be detrimental to the patients recovery. On the other hand, long term use of medication can lead to drug toxicity, which in turn can be life threatening for the patient. An alternate and effective way is to start a diet rich in anti oxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids which will slowly increase the levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrin and gaba, resulting in reduction of symptoms of depression and other mental illnesses. Patients and their families can talk to their psychiatrists, nutritionists and counsellors to guide them through the recommended doses of most nutritional supplements and diets.

1. Omega 3 fatty acids: daily intake of omega 3 in the form of eating fish, olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, sesame seeds, omega3 capsules can produce precursors responsible for producing natural neuro transmitters which will act as anti depressants. Most of the grey matter in the brain is made up of lipids and a diet rich in lipids can enhance the functioning of the brain and mind.

2. Vitamin b complex: poor intake of foods rich in vitamin b has been directly linked to mood swings, depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. Diets rich in processed foods, sugars, trans fats are one of the reasons for depression and other mental illness being on the rise. A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, eggs, poultry can be very helpful in improving the levels of vitamin b 1- 12. Here I would particularly lay stress upon vit b 12 and 6 for helping in cognitive functions of focus, concentration, memory, retention and reproduction. This is of particular use to people who engage in high mental activity like students, office workers, teachers, scientists etc.

3. Minerals: the role of minerals cannot be less emphasized in the realm of mental health. Calcium, iron, magnisium, iodine, zinc, lithium all play important roles in the body in their ionic form and protect us from anaemia, thyroid, fatigue, manic and suicidal episodes. Consuming a diet rich in minerals or having their supplements can prove to be very beneficial in recovery or insurance against mental illness.

4. Proteins: proteins are the building blocks of our life and particularly needed for sound mental and brain functioning. All the neurotransmitters in the brain are made up of amino acids which are found in proteins. Having a diet rich in all 20 amino acids may not require a person to take chemical based anti depressants. Dopamine and serotonin can be easily produced naturally in the body and by eating beans, peas, legumes, eggs, milk, honey, fish and poultry.

5. Carbohydrates: it has been observed that diets rich in whole grains and low gi index foods encourage a regulated release of energy in the body which in turn secretes insulin. The correct flow of insulin determines the amount of tryptophan release in the brain. Thus it's advised to avoid high sugary and processed foods which release high amounts of insulin which upsets the brain chemistry and mood regulation leading to poor mental and emotional health.

It is suggested by various studies and researches to include dietary intervention as an important tool for recovery from mental illnesses along with medications, counseling, social support and physical activity.







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I have been addicted to smoking from last two years. How can I get out from this addiction can you pls suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine. To minimise the bad-effects of smoking take one single bulb garlic everyday at morning before brushing your teeth.
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