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Dr. Mallika Raghavendra

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

400 at clinic
Dr. Mallika Raghavendra Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Mallika Raghavendra is a renowned Psychiatrist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Mallika Raghavendra at Standard Laboratory & Poly Clinic in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mallika Raghavendra on Lybrate.com.

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I can't able to study with concentration. Because I am in one side love with a girl. Ger thoughts are disturbing me. Say me a solution for this please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, try to focus on your future and fix your future goals and don't waste time. Take bacopa monn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily for a month.
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My friend is suffering from a constant state of depression. He consulted a counselor but of no use suggest a remedy. Suggest a new way to start his life refresh.

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 friend is suffering from a constant state of depression. He consulted a counselor but of no use suggest a remedy. ...
Dear user, welcome to lybrate-user. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year.
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I am 22 years old. I feel depressed for 7 days. Are there any way to reduce depression.

MSW, Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology , Certificate in Treatment Planning and Progress Notation, Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am 22 years old. I feel depressed for 7 days. Are there any way to reduce depression.
Hello Sweta, Are you facing any kind of situation or circumstance due to which you are feeling depressed. The way to reduce depression will be to take few sessions on managing your thoughts. Depression is a result of thoughts that are formed in our mind, and so you can opt for brief therapy that will help you to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. You can also practice deep breathing exercise, if you do this accompanied with an expert, then the chances are 100% relief. Regards Stuti
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I am twenty year old but I am not feeling confident when I go and talk in front of many people. Please 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
I am twenty year old but I am not feeling confident when I go and talk in front of many people. Please help.
Dear, confidence is a relative terminology. Confidence differs in relation to what you are approaching. Confidence is directly related to experience. The more your experience in any matter, the more your confidence is. Therefore, rethink. If you want confidence in approach, try approaching more and more.
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I am smoking since last 3 to 4 years . Nd I want to leave smoking as soon as possible please give me a solution any tabs or any other help to leave smoking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 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.
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My mother is suffering from throat infection, cold, fever, body ache since last 2 days. She is having running nose problem. Also she is having water bloating feeling in her head. After having food also she is feeling pukkish like we do feel when we are hungry. She is doing betadine gargles. She is taking Cofdex syrup, dolo 650 and co-amoxyclav 62 mg. Fever is better but the throat pain, running nose and vomiting feeling is not going. Please help.

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Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
My mother is suffering from throat infection, cold, fever, body ache since last 2 days. She is having running nose pr...
Nasal congetion? Endoscopy of nose, CT scan PNS , etc will help to come to diagnosis. Avoiding allergens, will help you. You may require Antihistaminics and nasal decongestants.You may require surgery….
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I have been smoking since 4 years now and I am trying to quit but am unable to do so. Please guide me regarding the same and also I wanted to know where can I get a cancer test done with is not expensive. I live in Mumbai.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Smokers are everyone not effected to cancer. It depends person to person. Because of smoking cancer comes that is healthy advice. It not means everyone affected. So do not worry about this. Better to quit smoking. You have pathophobia means fear of diseases. When you need smoking at that time take chicklets or any other chocolates or eat anything. Refresh your mind with tea, coffee or juice or any other small item of foods. Be sociable and be friendly with others. Do not think about cancer. If you think you are in very trouble. Quit smoking. Feel always I have no bad habits. I am very healthy person. Feel and think in a positive manner. It will be always best for your health. Ok best of luck.
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General Physician,
Delay Alzheimer's by Drinking 3 Cups of Coffee a Day

Love coffee? Here's a compelling reason to keep drinking it.

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease published a study that demonstrated some significant results related to coffee and cognitive function.

Researchers in Florida measured the amount of caffeine in participants by taking blood samples and testing the caffeine plasma levels. They also tested participants' cognitive functioning at the start of the study and categorized people as fitting into one of three categories:
Normal cognitive functioning- Overall, memory, judgment and decision-making were intact.
Mild Cognitive Impairment- Participants displayed some difficulty in cognitive functioning. Mild cognitive impairment often develops into Alzheimer's disease.
Dementia- The individual displayed clear impairments in cognition such as memory deficits, communication, judgment, etc.
After a period of two to four years, researchers found that a higher level of caffeine plasma (greater than 1200 ng/ml) was correlated with the following results:

Stable cognitive functioning (no cognitive decline) was maintained in those who began the study with normal cognition.
A lack of progression to dementia occurred in the participants who began the study in the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) category. This is especially notable because there is usually a high rate of progression from MCI to dementia.
Additionally, a higher rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia was seen in participants whose caffeine intake was lower.
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Doctor I am 16 years old . I do not know why I can not concentrate on studies my only problem in this world. I feel sometimes that - the environment is not right/ the situations is against me /i do not eat right etc . I do not understand why because I never eat junk food , I have no wrong habits, I have no social networks, then also I can not study. Doctor I am feeling helpless. I need you to make a perfect timetable for me of my routine detail from wake up to sleep / healthy diet . And doctor I know exercise is must for mental and physical health but I do not like to do because I never feel improvement and I doubt I do wrong thats why please make sure exercise should be easy and involved in daily life.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Environment is always right. But our mind set is not right. Junk food may not caused your problems. It will not reason for your problem. No social net works it is good. But I think you have no friends also. May be always sit in home alone. That is not good. Make friendship with who are good at studies. They suggest to you a very good time table and diet also. They suggest good methods of studies and tell how to come out of the study problems also. You not solve all the problems take the help of good friends. Ask the elders and teachers about your problems. They will tell what you need. Take the advise of elders and good friends. Make a good time table and solve it in a systematic manner. Ok best of luck.
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I am 27 years old my left side part of the body is paining from head to toe what is the problem. Can anyone help me out ?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u.
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I drink alcohol ocationly but chewing tobacco daily, but I was regular user alcohol before 3 years but now I quit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Chewing tobacco is really harmful especially because it is known to cause oral cancer and oral submucous fibrosis (SMF). Since it is an oral habit there are many substitutes that can be used to replace the oral stimulation. Of course, since it is a stimulant you cannot get the same effect and that is worth the loss to give up this very addictive habit. A dense fibrous tissue is deposited in the submucosal layer of the soft palate and cheek, causing disabling symptoms like trismus. It contains betel nuts, tobacco, lime, catechu and permitted spices and flavors. The first four substances damage the sensitive mucosa, causing constant irritation and micro trauma to the mucosa. Chemicals present act as a toxin. The phenol in the betel nut, with its caustic burning effect, destroys the mucosa, causing oral ulcers. The betel nut also contains tannins, which act as astringents, precipitating protein and damaging the mucosa. Altogether, this substance is known to be physiologically addictive. You can use replacements like nicotine chewing gum (if you want the stimulant effect, especially in the beginning) or ordinary chewing gum, hard candy and any other orally satiating substance, especially when the urge is very strong. You would have got conditioned to the habit to different times of the day and different situations. You must particularly avoid those occasions and occupy yourself with something else attractive. You should get regular exercise, eat healthily, and get a good night’s rest every day. Visit a dentist and clean up your teeth and gums to wipe out all the reminders and damages of the habit. You may also get a thorough oral check up and treatment for any damages incurred. If he is unable to give it up on his own, he needs to be admitted into a rehabilitation center nearby until he is completely out of it. They will have him deal with all other issues also and so his anger outbursts will also get attention. The anger may or may not have anything to do with the addiction but still it is better he deals with it in the course of his therapy. I am glad you have reduced alcohol consumption to occasional use only.
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Between tobacco and cigarette, which one is better? I take tobacco sometimes to quit smoking. And I also feel better when take tobacco.

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. You already know, both are equally bad. Both affect different parts of body and incite cancerous cell growth. No comparison between them. Quit both of them. Take care.
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Im 21years old I hve pcod and using cycloset syrup. I did not take syrup regularly bcz I forgot every time. I did nt get my period since 3months. What should I do to get period suggest me medicine to get period with in 1week Thnq.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Im 21years old I hve pcod and using cycloset syrup. I did not take syrup regularly bcz I forgot every time. I did nt ...
Pcod medicines can't be given without proper investigation so please consult a gynaecologist and get it done.
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I am fifty years old active working women. Before I can sing a song nicely. But past one year, I am not able to speak also. My voice is low and it is not clear now. What is the solution for it. I am always having curd. Do not ask me to avoid curd.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hello, if you are saying you cannot sing properly, that would still be okay, but if you are saying you cannot speak also properly. Then it's high time you should visit an ent specialist. Once after check up is done if there is no problem. Then take up your singing issue. Till then first take care of your voice.
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I had a episode of depression 2 times during last 10 years. Now ok .after long treatment with nexito 20/10 taken. What precautions should be taken to prevent depression.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I had a episode of depression 2 times during last 10 years.
Now ok .after long treatment with nexito 20/10 taken.
Wha...
It is not good to use psychiatry medicine for long time. Up to that you are not consulted psychologist. Better to consult. After discontinue medicine then depressive thoughts comes again. You need to take psychological counselling. Precautions prevent depression is do not be alone. Be share all your feelings with familymembers and friends. Be sociable. Be happy all the time. Do not think too much on any aspects. Take it easy. Practice yoga and meditation. Puja also helps very much. Walking, watching t v, going movies, attending spiritual meetings. Spend most of the time with your agemates. Be happy all the time. Do not think about past days. Feel always comfortable. Be happy. Ok best of luck.
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I am in depression from a long time nearly from 5 years. Day by day I am problem is getting worsened. I am full of negativeness .i just like to be alone. L lack words while speaking. I have habit of pre thinking about everything that I am going to do. It has effected my life so much that I always want to be alone. I fear about my family when I wiil not have any job what will be condition. I keep myself busy in mobile. This has worsened my thinking power. I am getting addicted to chat tp girls only. Filled of sexual thoughts about every single girl I talk. I know I am doing wrong bt unable to control myself .As while seeing any girl I get sexually attracted. I started masturbating since I was 15 year old. I do nearly everyday even I dream a lot. There is no day that I dotn dream any bad dreams .Also have habit of nail biting, lips biting, biting inner part of cheeks. Im gud in study but these thing have effected my mind a lot. Please help me. I have gone to any dctr because of having not enough money. What to do.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I am in depression from a long time nearly from 5 years. Day by day I am problem is getting worsened. I am full of ne...
Hi lybrate-user, It is good that you wanted to be good, and is aware of what is bad and what is wrong. Depression is not a problem, depends what is the underlying cause of your problem. I wanted to know full detail about your problem from when you started feeling depressed. Are you studying or working, Are you married or unmarried, do you have brothers or sisters. Is your family affectionate to you or not. Have you experienced anything bad when young. Look do not worry about money. I wanted to help you solve your problem and our profession is confidential, so try to share about your problem through private questions, or visit in-clinic, or book appointment so that I can solve your problem as soon as possible. Regarding money, I can give you package, which will suit you financially, but before that fix or visit in-clinic that is my online consultation. For now, I wanted you to relax, Stop worrying about bad thoughts that troubles you. Keep yourself engaged with any work of your interest. Ignore bad dreams, ignore when you get wrong thoughts that you get when you see any girl, just skip by seeing something else. I will help you by giving you some health tips, about how to carry out, this is not a serious issue. Do not worry, be strong and confident. We will help you solve your problem.
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Hi, I'm a 20 years old college student, depressed since 2 years. Life was normal when used to go school. cause, I hardly used to spend time with my family. But, the whole scenario had changed from the day I started going college. And it's not studies, it's my parents who, I don't know expects WHAT from me. I have siblings and cousins who earns good and are enjoying their life to the fullest now. I even have a younger cousin and my aunt always compares Me with her every time, in front of guest in front of neighbours and the sad part is my parents do nothing but just laugh with them. I feel like I am in a competition competing with my siblings and cousin, when they are praised and everybody laughs at me. Not body supports me not my mother, father not even my real sisters. They never did guide me ever. They literally laugh at me when I do something wrong and my parents scold me and always try to make numbers by showing me the real culprit. And I know, it's not there fault, my parents don't trust me enough to believe me. I feel like nobody's there for me. My life is so depressing. I feel like killing myself:(My life is a big NO NO. No matter whatever I do, I know, my parents won't take my side, ever ever ever. I know you must be thinking, no way a parent can be like this. they don't like me but life is all about adjusting and I've tried to adjust it since years and now I can't, I repeat, I can't take this anymore. Please advise.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi, I'm a 20 years old college student, depressed since 2 years. Life was normal when used to go school. cause, I har...
Dear lybrate-user, I know nobody likes comparison with others. You can beat it, by excelling in another aspect where you are more talented. For all these, your negative attitude will not help. You are using in your thinking many global words like no one, no body, no no, ever ever, etc. You should question yourself whether it is a fact or your thought. It may be your thought only which you are confusing as fact. In the world, everything happens 100% is rare. Like that never happens 0% is also rare. When you think of rare things, you will be rarely right. Since you feel like killing yourself, it is better that you come on online consultation and treatment. Or tell your parents to take you to psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. You may be given antidepressant tablets and/or talk therapy. With treatment your attitude about your family will change. Please remember that your were fine in school days in the same family since your attitude was not so negative at that time.
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Good afternoon doctor my name is promad I am 32 year old man I have addict smoking 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
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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1 month back I had kidney stones of 4mm for that I used cystone, urimax, urikind oral solution after USG stones are cleared but still I have some pain in flank region on prolong sitting after that now i'm suffering with another problem that is when ever I feel tense motion (loose stools) are coming palpitations and overeating symptoms are seen is this condition is IBS or due to generalized anxiety disorder please help me doctors.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
1 month back I had kidney stones of 4mm for that I used cystone, urimax, urikind oral solution 
after USG  stones are...
Counselling can help you to understand your reaction to the stressful situations and modify it so that you feel in control mentally and emotionally. You can also start pranayam meditation and yoga will be beneficial to you. Eat a diet conducive to your condition.
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Sir please help me I have not able to concentrate on any thing some thing always affect my psychology of the different obj.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There may be something bothering you or stressing you. You must meet with a counselor and deal with that. With regard to concentration here are a few guidelines: 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 or coconut 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 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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