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Dr. Mala S

MBBS

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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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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I am 44 years old. I am under sever depression from past 1 yr. Always think negatively. Feeling unsecured, dull, low energy, heavy head, sleepy. Left my secured job due to heavy pressure and treatment by superior. Joined my friend to start new business but could not stay longer due to loneliness and away from family. Returned back to home. Joined startup again but not able to concentrate. Working alone from home, income has reduced to 1/3rd. The revenue in current venture is uncertain. Finding hard.

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Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 44 years old. I am under sever depression from past 1 yr. Always think negatively. Feeling unsecured, dull, low ...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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How long take to cure 'Social Anxiety Disorder' using 'Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

DPM, Msc Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Muzaffarpur
Cognitive behaviour therapy works better in OCD, anxiety disorder and depression , but it may take long time to cure unless it is combined with some medications. CBT is a form of psychotherapy and if combined with pharmacotherapy it works best.
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I am 28 years old. I am facing some health related issue, when I am sleeping at my bed suddenly I feel dizziness in my head, but when I wake up or open my eye's it things become ok. It specifically happen when I try to sleep facing my left side. Certain times it feels like my heart beat and breath frequency arises very high. I am getting very scared and do not go for sleep any more. It is happening almost from the last 9 months. It really irritates me. Could you please suggest if it is something really very bad. Thanks,

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
I am  28 years old. I am facing some health related issue, when I am sleeping at my bed suddenly I feel dizziness in ...
Dear lybrate user, nice of you to share your concerns bed time is a time for relaxation. If you do have any issues of concern think of them and an how to deal with them before you go to bed. Say a prayer or sit in silence for 5 minutes when you feel totally relaxed then go to bed. A good nights sleep is important for physical, emotional and mental well being. Do consult a medical doctor for the physical symptoms mentioned. Wishing you all the best.
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I was in stress few month back Started on tablet Metpure exel 25 mg once a day. Blood pressure was around 160/100. NOW WITH Tablet it is 110 /80. BUT FREE OF stress NOW. Stress is relieved. Should I continue medicines.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I was in stress few month back
Started on tablet Metpure exel 25 mg once a day. Blood pressure was around 160/100.
NO...
Di medicine and see your bp without medicine if is ok them you can left but measure must two times in a day.
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Is generalized anxiety disorder completely curable? 2 years back I was fully mentally fit. Now, due to anxiety I am afraid of closed spaces, high speed, height, big movie theater screen, lift, metro etc. Medicines suppressed my anxiety, but after stopping them, it can again come up.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Is generalized anxiety disorder completely curable? 2 years back I was fully mentally fit. Now, due to anxiety I am a...
Generalized Anxiety disorder is a treatable condition. The two main treatments for anxiety disorders are psychotherapy/behavioral therapy and medications or a combination of the two. The treatment is usually long term. That you are feeling scared in closed spaces, height, lift, metros, high speed, big theater screens etc indicate that the anxiety symptoms are still in you. Get yourself evaluated by a Psychiatrist who will prescribe you medicines and/or advice you counseling sessions accordingly. Adhere to treatment. Also stay under regular supervision of your doctor, as treatment may be modified from time to time based on your state. Do not stop treatment on your own without advice from your attending doctor. & if you have any query regarding your symptoms or treatment, talk openly with your doctor. Along with, take the following measures: •Lead a healthy lifestyle. Go for a walk, exercise regularly, do some yoga or relaxation techniques daily. •Have adequate sleep. •Explore your own talents & feel good about yourself. •Set goals which are realistic & within your capability & try to pursue them. •Maintain a daily routine. •Stay away from substance of abuse like alcohol, cannabis, inhalants, drugs etc. •Enhance your coping skills & problem solving skills. •Spend time with friends, family members or well wishers with whom you feel comfortable & positive. •Rest in a dark room. •Practice deep breathing & relaxation exercises •Eat healthy food & reduce caffeine, tea, cola, and chocolate consumption. Stay positive, do not loose hope. With proper intervention you will definitely come out of this condition.
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Hello sir. I have smoking habit since 15 years. Ryt now I'm feeling some uneasy since some days. Can you tell me at this time which type of health problems I can face because of smoking.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Smoking and Respiratory Disease Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. ... Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. ... If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse.
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I have been chewing ghutka since 2008. And now I finally quitted chewing totally since 3 weeks and now I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms including shortness of breathe sometimes suddenly. I want to know is it a serious issue? What should I do now? And how long will it last?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Nothing to worry really. Withdrawal symptoms will run their course and will gradually fade away. Drinking a lot of fluids and do good vigorous exercises and that will lessen the effects. If it gets really unbearable you can visit a doctor who will prescribe medicines to ease the symptoms​.
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My mother has paresthesia in their brain and her body. I would go to doctor but doctor told me it is problem of mental stress. So, he suggested my mother to don't take a tensn and do exercise continue. But I think that is neurological problem so please tell me what should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
My mother has paresthesia in their brain and her body. I would go to doctor but doctor told me it is problem of menta...
Kali phos 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking antidepressants? How should antidepressants be discontinued?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Can I drink alcohol if I'm taking antidepressants? How should antidepressants be discontinued?
Drinking alcohol is not prohibited but may interact with medications you are taking and may increase their sedation and side effects on liver. Discontinuation of antidepressants has to be meticulously done according to the case history, remission of symptoms achieved etc under the close supervision of a psychiatrist only.
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Hello, wanted to know whether high stress and anxiety can cause simple auditory hallucinations such as distance humming of people or a word here or there. I am suffering from anxiety and getting treatment as well. All of sudden from past week I have been hearing these humming 6 to 7 time a day. I am freaking out. I hope it's not psychosis. Want some positive answer.

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Psychologist, Vijayawada
Hello, wanted to know whether high stress and anxiety can cause simple auditory hallucinations such as distance hummi...
some times in anxiety and depression cases also there is a feeling of hallucinations. because of the depressive thoughts it may also occur. anxiety medicine is enough. you dont explore your other feelings. give less priority of this. better consult psychologist for this problem. continuous psychotherapy will helps to you. dont feel excessively. be positive dont search hallucinations may cause for etc etc. feel happy and enjoy the day.
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I am 30 years old male I am in military, 02 years ago I checked my problems. The doctors says I have GAD. I had taken the medication for about 02 years. When I take medicine that time I felt better my medicine courses finished. It felt better but when after having medicines for about 2 and half months I feel much better and by improving day by day doctor stopped the medicines. But after one year I again feel anxiety, shy,unable to concentrate, unable to think clearly, and having not interested in any things feel bored, always forgetting anything, unable to talk etc. Can I again should have Medicines but it has side affect of forgetfulness quickly. Can I checked another likewise home or ayurvedic medicines for permanent cure.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 30 years old male I am in military, 02 years ago I checked my problems. The doctors says I have GAD. I had taken...
There is no ayurvedic medicines for permanent cure. Of GAD and you have to take the medicines you took and also try natural anxiety control like meditation and yoga .Suffering unwanted anxiety is very much prevalent nowadays! It is common complaint that" I Suffer from anxiety. Please help me" Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which hinders a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the cardinal symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder. 1. Troublesome & Excess worry - This condition prevails if you worry about the day to day activities too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very common and routine things, related to life or work which tends to affect you in an adverse way. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue. 2. Lack of Sleep/irregular, disturbed sleep - Problems in falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining an uninterrupted sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder. 3. Baseless / Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears. One may ear of death or accident or fall from a plane and so on. 4. Muscle pain - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and lethargy or unwillingness to work. 5. Unexplained indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by sudden urge to defecate on eating, stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhoea. Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviours, self- doubt, and such others. Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system, according to, clinical psychologists, who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: #Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2 Be active. One of the most important things one can do to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball, in short just anything you can do to be physically active 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths and meditation is excellent .If you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Fight an anxious thought. We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable. Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry real?” “Is this going to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean to me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem so. Then, reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive. For example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; and it won't last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to cope with it.” 6. Stay connected to others. Social support is vital to managing stress, Today, call a loved one, schedule to go to lunch with a close friend. Talking with others can do a world of good. Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid Alcohol and caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine/alcohol is one of those substances. The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more turned on, which is exactly what caffeine/alcohol does. 8. Avoid mood changing drugs. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get untied until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Solve Problem It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions.
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She is getting irritated and have fight more with every body when poornima day comes before or after.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
She is getting irritated and have fight more with every body when poornima day comes before or after.
Dear patient, you can treat it with homeopathy as its because of chemical and hormonal chances occuring in the body due to climatic and meteorological changes. You can consult privately for more discussion on this.
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I am 15 years old and I have very less friends no siblings, I am depresses. So I started smoking. I want to quit smoking how can I do that?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 15 years old and I have very less friends no siblings, I am depresses. So I started smoking. I want to quit smok...
Hello lybrate-user. There is smoking caessation programme under psychiatrist care as they are also de-addiction specialist. You can also derease your smoking by urself with enhancing your motivation level, by doing yoga and pranayam. After that decrease one cigaratte evry third day. This might help you along with nicotine gums.
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My father got homeopathic medicine for parkinson last week. After taking medicine his body got burns like sores. what it means?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Low potency homeopathic medicines may cause allergic reaction sometimes. Parkinson's disease is a neurological illness, which is gradually worsening condition. Researches have proven that with allopathy we can control its symptoms. Homeopathy does not have such a solid evidence. He may stop homeopathic medicines. He should take antiallergic treatment from local hospital. Later on, my suggestion is to continue allopathic medicines.
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I face a sense of hesitation or fear before starting few works like public speaking or talking to stranger, but few minutes after starting I get comfortable. I want to know the reason for same and ways to eradicate it completely. Any advise or suggestion will highly appreciable.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I face a sense of hesitation or fear before starting few works like public speaking or talking to stranger, but few m...
It seems that you are scared to talk to people. The desire is there but the fear is crippling you. You need to meet with a counselor to deal with this fear and learn how to express the feeling as well as to reach out. Are you afraid that you may not speak well, or that your ideas are not that good, or that people will judge you, or that they will find out about how poor you are intellectually, etc? these are unnecessary dialogues you have and they are not true at all. When people are in conversation, we are listening to information and how you present the same. You are very harsh on yourself and have decided, for some reason, that you are not good enough. You may have been reprimanded in childhood for speaking or your parents may have been too strict at home. These could intimidate you when you are to speak in front of people. All these matters must be taken up with the counselor. Start talking to people at home first, particularly children, and slowly grade up to older teens and then to adults, as you build confidence. If you prepare and rehearse the conversation you are likely to have, you will do very well when you actually do it. Now there is no guarantee that whatever you prepared is going to be the exact conversation but since you are prepared most of the conversation will go according to script and the rest will be easy to handle because they will be minor deviations from the main course. You could attend the toastmasters club, and go for conversational skills courses too. Good social practice will eventually see you through. Nothing will happen, if you are passive about this. For your information public speaking is the number one fear of all mankind. Yet, people speak and appear so confident: it is because they use the fear to advantage and prepare themselves well. So you are not alone.
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I have losing my weight and hair and also I have body pains and headache and I forgot everything what I have learned in my class. Please advice me .

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have losing my weight and hair and also I have body pains and headache and I forgot everything what I have learned ...
take tab. dolo 650 mg sos for headache.tab. pan 40 mg once a day. for 3 days. take protein powder 1 tsf with milk once a day. avoid stress.try to take good sleep, if not ok then checkup cbc, lipid profile, blood sugar,eye sight testing, and consult again. thanks.
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Hii I self om .basically am a student. I problems is that I forgot my last action. My memory is very week. When I remember somethings I not forgot but in daily life I always forgot my last action like where is my car key. I forgot last 2 minutes action. Where is phone. And many more problems I face.in general life .plz suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am 23 years old male and I got horrible dreams since last 6 months. What should i do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 23 years old male and I got horrible dreams since last 6 months. What should i do?
You will need to look back 6 months ago and see what might have triggered this response. Then, if you deal with that, you will probably stop these bad dreams. You may meet with a dream analyst and help you decipher the meaning and implication of these dreams to help you use it productively. Apart from that you must make sure that you diet does not include foods that increase the fermentation that cause flatulence. This may also come from a lot of stress, for whatever reason, and a counselor will help you discover that and deal with it. You could also sleep on your left ear and change these dreams to cheerful ones.
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D.P.M(psychiatry) [Diploma in Psychological medicine] , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Jalna
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I am 59 now. Since last 8 years, flat just above me there are 11 heads including 5 teens are residing and running hammering making sound of utensils etc , causing mental agony. Consulting so many one dear one advised me to feel always immediately after entering into the residence that some one is doing such a nuisance. This action has given me some relaxation. Now due to this I feel unrest and heaviness in heart as if I have been facing some sort of interview for job. Please advise

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Are your neighbors really creating noise or you only are feeling that the noise is created? Can your other family members listen those noises too? Please get it confirm and revert back to me. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Rashmi Shukla" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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