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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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Is schizophrenia cure available with aruveda or homeopathy, pl advise with contacts?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
No ma'am, schizophrenia in not curable in allopathy itself and so (I do not wish to sound negative about alternative medicines, and am a fond believer of them myself) I can only presume that there are no other treatments to cure it. I have however found a lot of difference when you combine medicine and psychotherapy, and you are cooperative for great success and somewhat full functionality. Please pursue this line of treatment. I know that even if you took alternative medicines, they do not disagree with regular allopathy.
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Esteemed doctors. I worry about little things and I get nervous because of this. Please prescribe me a remedy for this.

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
Esteemed doctors. I worry about little things and I get nervous because of this. Please prescribe me a remedy for this.
First of all, start doing meditation daily for 30-40 min and increase it up to 1 hour. Sit in a calm relaxed and noise free place and at a time when no one will disturb u. Turn off your mobile phone first. Focus on your breathing and forget everything else. Sit still without any movement and focus only on your breath coming and going out of your body. Next thing is pranayam. Daily be done for 20 min or more. It will give more oxygen to your body cells and brain and improve the functioning of brain and body. Helps you feel better and think better. Take your medications regularly with faith and eat well and healthy food. Make yoga a part of life under guidance of a good yoga instructor. Pray with devotion and faith to your deity. Do these things daily religiously without fail and you will see lots of positive changes in your self.
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Why am I getting angry on unnecessary stuff. Do you have any solution for it. Regards.

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Homeopath, Lucknow
Dear lybrate user anger is the cause of many troubles. Patient should take meditation, yoga, reading spiritual books. You can use homoeopathic medicine if needed- chamomilla30/tds for 2 months. Thanks.
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I am facing problem with low memory power how to solve this problem please tell solution.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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, nuts, avocado, physical exercise is a must, eat dark chocolate, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.
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I don't trust anyone I abuse a lot I hate my family I don't what's wrong with me I think my family they are not understanding instead of encouraging me they are all the time giving me lectures to me I started abusing my mom dad a lot even I had tried hitting them I am mentally sick or what I don't know but It's killing me inside my angerness I have no control over it plzzz help mee before it's too late even I tried killing of myself too?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I don't trust anyone I abuse a lot I hate my family I don't what's wrong with me I think my family they are not under...
It appears that you are angry and frustrated. You are not happy with your family. What has caused all this? at your age, it is normal to have arguments with your parents. Remember that your parents belong to a different generation. It is difficult for them to understand and accept the ideas of new generation. But it is also important for them to see what you are thinking and feeling. Many parents try to control their children and are very strict with them, which is very frustrating for the children. My suggestion would be try to talk to your family when all are in good mood. Talk to them about your fears, dreams, expectations. At the same time try to understand their worries. Open and frank communication helps. But see that you do not blame each other and focus on having better relations and understanding.
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Is there a permanent cure for depression and other mental issues, what medicine is without side effects.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Is there a permanent cure for depression and other mental issues, what medicine is without side effects.
Unfortunately ant-depressants have lots of side-effects. You should go to the roots of depression. If possible, visit a counseling psychologist near your place. You must change philosophy of your life to change the thought pattern loosely called depression introspect, what are your expectations. Expectation bring frustrations. Chasing happiness gives unhappiness!
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Sir please tell me why I cannot concentrate on study but I try it but different thing come into mind and distract me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I have depression initial stage and my mind. Is always try to suicide And quiting my life And I am unable to understand normal Problem and I just want to live life And I want to be a successful person I don't want to die Help me!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have depression initial stage and my mind. Is always try to suicide And quiting my life
And I am unable to understa...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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What should I do to sharp my mind? I can't concentrate longer on my studies. please tell me a best treatment.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
You can do meditation. Its good for memory and mind. Eat nuts like almons and walnuts. Its good for memory. Take these with warm milk. Do not eat anything upto one hr after eating nuts. Avoid stress. Take 8 hrs sleep. During study maintaine silence around you. C you can read topics little loud. It also help in making concentration. All these will help you study properly.
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How to be in a situation where stress won't affect us. Couldn't be able to study new things (related with online, Software) due to distractions, low esteem, low motivations. Etc Is it really possible to remove the scars (in mind), made by incidents which happened years before. ? If so how ? How to remain unattached mentally with high self esteem ?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to be in a situation where stress won't affect us.
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Dear Prasad, these are complex questions needing detailed evaluation. Detailed therapies and medicines are available. However please remember that if you try to forcibly remove negativity it is not possible. You must fill yourself with positivity such that negativity has no space. If you have had a proper meal at home you won't have the urge to eat junk food. Similar is the case here. Have a daily schedule with an optimal mix of pleasurable and productive activities with adequate slot for 7-8 hours of sleep
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One of my male friend is always interested to particular guy who is my other friend .whenever he is near he just rub thighs and do all kind of indirect physical sex activities like touching his body , rubbing thighs . One time he has given alchcol to that guy and he just enjoyed him for a night by rubbing that guy thighs and seeing his private parts. But he is not like that to other guys .he is very shy to ask so he told me to ask for it . His question is he a gay or bisexual. Is there is any problem to him in future. But both are the best friends.Please tell.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
One of my male friend is always interested to particular guy who is my other friend .whenever he is near he just rub ...
If he is interested in females sexually also then he is bisexual. Otherwise, he is gay. Now that these leanings are acceptable he can find a partner among his own sex and see if that is what he wants in life. However, it is advisable for him to seek counselling and determine that this is really what he wants and that he is not influenced by other factors.
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I am 23 years old. Sometimes my brain think bad things automatically. I cant control it. what should I do?

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old. Sometimes my brain think bad things automatically. I cant control it. what should I do?
It is normal for the brain to have thoughts. The only way to control it is to ignore the thought and understand it is just a thought and has no greater power on your mind and self and in the bigger scheme of things. Stay focused on the present and at the activity on hand, not on the thought which like you yourself said is bad.
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My son is 6 years old. He is studying in second standard, he is healthy and active .but when he study for the exams he will forgot all what he studied. please suggest .

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, is there some kind of pressure around studies on your son? how is the home environment and relationship of family members with each other. If the child has no diagnosed history of learning difficulty, then he will generally do well. Be observant about your and others behaviour towards his education. Undue pressure and expectation will only create problems for him. You can make studies a fun activity, allowing him to ask more and more questions and providing him with answers. You can play memorising games with him and lovingly teach him ways to memorize if something seems difficult. Let him be curious about things around him, and allow him to learn through exploration. Talk to him what he likes about school, teachers and studies and what he doesn't like about them. Identify what is challenging for him. Let him have fixed timings for study and play. Follow a schedule for good diet. Seek help of counsellor for further guidance.
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Nilesh is 30 years of age, he has addition of alcohol, as his family is always asking him to leave alcohol, so he most of the time stays in Pune doing some local jobs of catering. Can anybody help me how we can get him out of alcohol addiction.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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O I am too much depressed so kindly help me sort my problem I shall be very thankfully.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
O I am too much depressed so kindly help me sort my problem I shall be very thankfully.
Hi, I understand your situation. I would like to know about the stress in your life in detail. whether something is making depression worse or is causing the depression. eat healthy: Don’t skip meals. Going too long between meals can make you feel irritable and tired, so aim to eat something at least every three to four hours. Minimize sugar and refined carbs. You may crave sugary snacks, baked goods, or comfort foods such as pasta or French fries, but these “feel-good” foods quickly lead to a crash in mood and energy. Focus on complex carbohydrates. Foods such as baked potatoes, whole-wheat pasta, oatmeal, and whole grain breads can boost serotonin levels without a crash. Boost your B vitamins. Deficiencies in B vitamins such as folic acid and B-12 can trigger depression. To get more, take a B-complex vitamin supplement or eat more citrus fruit, leafy greens, beans, chicken, and eggs. 2)Push yourself to do things, even when you don’t feel like it. You might be surprised at how much better you feel once you’re out in the world. Even if your depression doesn’t lift immediately, you’ll gradually feel more upbeat and energetic as you make time for fun activities. 3) Practice relaxation techniques. A daily relaxation practice can help relieve symptoms of depression, reduce stress, and boost feelings of joy and well-being. Try yoga, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation. For any problem in your life which is causing stress. consult me. Don't worry you will be better. After analyzing the severity of your depression or situation, it can be clearer if you need medication or not.
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My daughter of 2 years and eight months is suffering from mild autism and ADHD where can we get the help for her ?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
She cannot have both illnesses. Kindly consult a Child psychiatrist. Once such qualified, American Board certified Child Psychiatrist is available at Columbus Hospital, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad
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