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Dr. Mala S

MBBS

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Mala S is a popular Psychiatrist in Ramakrishna Hospital, Bangalore. She has done MBBS . You can visit her at Ramakrishna Super Speciality Hospital in Ramakrishna Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mala S on Lybrate.com.

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My upper back hurts and unable me to run or jump and my body cannot absorb shock as my back hurts what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My upper back hurts and unable me to run or jump and my body cannot absorb shock as my back hurts what to do.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitamind (60000iu) once a week for six months and do exercise regularly and on alternate days.
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I am 19 year old I am very depressed about my exam.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, approach to the exam is the key. You are depressed because you did not study properly. Effective learning and simple reading are two different things. You should learn the art" reading to learn. Provide me with your full details and I will help you. Take care.
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I feel drowsy all the day. I have some kind of pain in my head. It feels like blank mind. I can not concentrate on my studies.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I feel drowsy all the day. I have some kind of pain in my head. It feels like blank mind. I can not concentrate on my...
You are probably not getting adequate, restful sleep at night. This causes drowsiness in day time, decreased concentration and attention, and irritability. This will affect your work and studies and general well being in the long run. Try to get proper sleep at night. Avoid coffee or tea for up to 5 hours before sleep. Maintain same time for waking and sleeping. Avoid watching TV before sleeping. You can consult me for further management if required.
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Age 21 - i'm working and it's been almost an year now that I have finished my under graduation, the job I have now dosent take me anywhere and I think I should study further but I don't what, and this makes me feel i'm wasting time and i'm not doing anything right.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is nothing to get alarmed. Go meet with a career guidance counselor and do the necessary tests to determine your aptitude and career inclinations. With this you can choose the right options among the many that are available and be on the right track in your job. After that you can decide to either work, or work and study, or study alone to attain the right objectives in life vis-?-vis your profession. This will make you feel fully satisfied and will give you the proper direction for your life.
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I am suffering from depression and I can't bear please help me please I cannot wait any movement please help me please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from depression and I can't bear please help me please I cannot wait any movement please help me please.
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.
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I am very short tempered even with silly things I get upset immediately and very irritating if small things go on wrong ,and this is all due to old story mother-in-law and sister-in-law and I am not having proper relation with my husband and kids due daily routine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi I would suggest you to identify the irritating factor and work on it, either through counselling or talking to someone close to you . Try yoga and medtitation.
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I am a student studying in class 12. I am in continuous from last 3 months. Due to this stress I am not able to concentrate on my studies and also sometimes I become very aggressive. I am not able to focus on anything. Also I suffer from continuous headache. Please help!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a student studying in class 12. I am in continuous from last 3 months. Due to this stress I am not able to conce...
You are angry about something. If this stress continues you will have problems with concentration. Kindly meet with a counselor and sort that out. I also suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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 are 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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I am a male and having problems in depression. I cannot talk much when I am depressed. Everytime I am simply thinking.

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Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am a male and having problems in depression. I cannot talk much when I am depressed. Everytime I am simply thinking.
alone thinking is a dangerous thing. it increases depressive thoughts. when you have problems it is beter to express with your friends and family members. man is a social animal. we can not do alone. every day we express our internal feelings with others. no one is not intellectual. every one has their own problems. but some body have their capacity to maintain reservedness. solve their own problems with out inform others. but some body like you sensitive personalities. do not have capacity to solve your own problems and feelings. in that case better to take the help of friends and family members. alone thinking no use. it also disturbs your internal status. so better to make friendly relations with others. choose one good friend share all your feelings regularly. dont sit alone in home. better to spend most of the time with busy schedule. better to share others. dont think i am depressed. if you feel you are under depression. if you not feel there is no chance of depression. so be optimistic all the time. be positive. be feel always comfortable. be enjoy the every movement of life. ok all the best.
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I have problem remembering stuff. It hasn't always been like this. Some days when I go out, when I get downstairs I don't remember whether I locked the door or not, I have to go upstairs again and check. Even when studying, sometimes, I have to read a paragraph over and over again (8 times) to be able to memorise it, but I haven't always be like this. What can I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, PDO
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Such problems are becoming increasingly common. A few of the causes are lack of proper sleep with the possibility of a sleep related disorder, vitamin deficiencies, age related changes etc. An evaluation for the above is advisable.
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i am jobless since 2 years so everyone wanted to tell me some or the other thing I feel bad and sometimes even broke down and always I feel like committing suicide or escape from home. I always wanted to be alone and don' t want to marry anyone.please do help.

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 , I would like to know why you are unable to find a job for you? there are plenty of job available outside. Either you are looking for a job which is beyond your qualification or you are looking for status. Think and come below. You should get a job for lesser salary and you could be happy with that. At least, you have a job. Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Your" no job situation" is your disappointment. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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Hi sir I am having interview fear I consulted a psychiatrist he said some social anxiety disorder and has given medicines which are so drowsy all the times I think there is no benefit from using medicines can any one give some therapy or medicines please.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hi sir I am having interview fear I consulted a psychiatrist he said some social anxiety disorder and has given medic...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex Surely you will get results.
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I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across it so help me giving guidance how to quit it else how to avoid it using natural elements. Thanking you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across ...
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 dont be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I dont 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. Heres 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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My son is in 10th standard and we have shifted in may 2015 in mumbai from gurgaon and he got admitted in Ryan international school Kandivali. Now he is in 10th standard and got very less percentage in 9th He is not taking interest in his study do not want to go to school always busy with mobile and get irritated when ask to give the mobile from feb 2016 he suffered from plural effusion and taking medicine from feb till octb. If we say anything either regarding mobile or studying he blackmail that he will not take the medicine. So please help in which we may tackle him so that he may take interest in his study and mitigate the interest in mobile.

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
My son is in 10th standard and we have shifted in may 2015 in mumbai from gurgaon and he got admitted in Ryan interna...
Dear lybrate user. I think you are surrendering to his blackmailing tactics. You have to clearly state the intentions. You want him to study better and score good marks. For that he needs to get rid of mobile and other tv programs. You and he needs it for his future. You have to tell him this and be stubborn. I also suggest online behaviour counselling to your son. Take care.
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I am a epilepsy patient since 2000 and taking eptoin100 mg two tab. Every night from last 4 years. Is any side effect of this medicine.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
There are lots of side effects for any medicine, but not all develop those side effects. So dont worry unless u develop a side effect, it s a very good drug
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Sir. I can't speak properly and fluently in general and may I know what is the reason for this. I am facing this problem from 10 years. Please give a valid suggestion to prevent this problem.

MBBS
General Physician,
That may be having defect in speeches due to lac self confidence you get nervous or you are not clear or confidence what you want to convey. So have to develop self confidence you make sure what you want to convey and clear in mind than spk with confidence and karate slowly and loudly you need rush out. Take your time or you cal consult a speech therapist.
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What is the symptoms of depression and chicken poks? And also give me for suggestions how to cure from these diseases.

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
What is the symptoms of depression and chicken poks? And also give me for suggestions how to cure from these diseases.
Dear lybrate-user. Depression symptoms are lethargy, lsck of enthusiasm and energy, frequent crying for at least 6 months. Chickenpox symptoms are transparent blisters all over body with itching with or without mild fever. Take care.
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I am 65 years old and smoking for the last 45 years with an average consumption of 18 cigarette per day. Please let me know how to stop smoking gradually. Regards

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, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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Sir/ma'm. I have tried many times to quit smoking. But after some day start it again. How to quit smiking. What will be my strategy to combat this urge.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum 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. You can ask me privately. 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, Best age to stop smoking is before 40 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. 31st May is ?World No Tobacco Day? Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.ncer or asthmatic lung diseases. 31st May is ?World No Tobacco Day? and IMA will come out with a weeklong health education activities for the public, Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.
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