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Dr. Manjula Rau

MBBS

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

30 Years Experience
Dr. Manjula Rau MBBS Psychiatrist, Bangalore
30 Years Experience
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Dr. Manjula Rau is an experienced Psychiatrist in BTM Layout, Bangalore. She has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 30 years. She has completed MBBS . You can visit her at Northen Family Clinic in BTM Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Manjula Rau and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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How to tackle with stress?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, At the age of 17, the only stress you could have is related to education. Such stress is due to lack of proper understanding. Such stress will be there and you can't avoid it. YOU HAVE TO STUDY. But you can make it enjoyable and stress free. Learn effecting learning strategies. You may post a private question to me.
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I have depression since last one and half year what should I do to get rid of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have depression since last one and half year what should I do to get rid of it?
Do not delay this situation any longer. The earlier you seek professional help the better the chances of recovery. My advice is that you go for counseling in tandem with the medication. Please start counseling immediately and avail of the help you need to handle the daily challenges and stresses of a person in depression in order to cope with them effectively. Being in depression your sleep patterns will often get terribly disturbed. In fact I will not be surprised to know that your natural biorhythms will also be skewed up. The natural wake up cycle for the human is between 4 and 6 am. Many people who are depressed do not adhere to this regimen and the whole day can then become so out of sync that you will suffer jetlag-like stress and will not ever know about it. Do get back to the natural rhythm soon. You can follow these simple rules too: Have a good night?s sleep by going to bed early, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don?t wait for others to help, if they are not there for you. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.
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I had an habit of cigarette. My hands are shaking doing some work. Did my lungs are affected. please tell what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I had an habit of cigarette. My hands are shaking doing some work. Did my lungs are affected. please tell what to do?
first of all stop smoking, other wise you will be in tourble, shaking of hands may be as a result of anxiety, stress, smoking and effect on lungs will be taken over after . but stop smoking. welcome.
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I have a remembering problem. I can't remember the things for the long time. Ple. Give me some opinion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be under some stress and will need to visit a counselor to sort that out. But you may work on the following : Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There 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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Due to the my exam, I am getting stressful and hence can't study. I don't Even know what I am reading. Alongside I forget what I studied. 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
Due to the my exam, I am getting stressful and hence can't study. I don't Even know what I am reading. Alongside I fo...
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. I can provide you more tips. Take care.
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I am so much addicted to smoking how can I stop this habit by replacing with some healthy instead.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
Drink juice, more pure water, curd, ghee, chhachh, lassi. Delay in using next smoking pipe, do not expect to stress self. Enjoy life, lower stress level.
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I am 22 years old male and I am suffering from negativity of my mind and now I am not capable of thinking anything positive about myself.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 22 years old male and I am suffering from negativity of my mind and now I am not capable of thinking anything po...
change thinking. Think about your carrier and money to live hapily. These will give you right result. Negative thinking let you down direction. You will get no respect afterwards. Live happily in your activities. German lycopodium 200 single dose will help you a lot, take 4-5 drops orally in morn. Single dose no repeatition. Food fruit juice daily. Kismis 25 pcs morn 5 pcs khejur. In morn. You will be champion after 15 days.
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My father is present suffering with depression. He is now 64 years old. Last year he saw nearly 10 deaths of our relatives. So now he ruminating these deaths and now he wants to die with out doing any thing. He used to say why all these worries by living, so he wants do die.

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Homeopath,
My father is present suffering with depression. He is now 64 years old. Last year he saw nearly 10 deaths of our rela...
Dear lybrate-user, your father should try biochemic kali phos 6x tablets to get rid of his depression. He must take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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I am having body ache and shoulder pain due to gas, and also flatus not passing and coming upward through the mouth then I am feeling very weak, so what should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am having body ache and shoulder pain due to gas, and also flatus not passing and coming upward through the mouth t...
I think you have constipation, remove it. Drink at least 3 litter fresh water Avoid bakery and spicy food. Take fresh leafy vegetables in your diet.
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Hi Doc! I'm unable to concentrate on for long times & get easily distracted, kindly suggest tips to stay focused. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Attention–or concentration– and memory are two critical mental skills and are directly related. In fact, many memory complaints have nothing to do with the actual ability to remember things. They come from a failure to focus properly on the task at hand. Take the example of not remembering where you parked your car after shopping at the mall… It is likely that you did not pay much attention to where you parked the car in the first place, thus leaving your brain with few opportunities to register any information that could be recalled later to help you find your car. The same reasoning goes for not remembering where we put our glasses! Many of our actions are performed automatically. By opposition, focusing attention is effortful. As you know, with age the brain needs more time to process information. Along with speed of processing, other brain functions decline. A crucial one is the ability to focus and ignore distraction. As we age it thus get harder and harder to pay attention. But focusing our attention on the task at hand is key for better memory performance. What can we do then to improve concentration and memory? One general solution is to keep the brain healthy. This can be done by adhering to the main pillars of brain health and maintenance: balanced diet, physical exercise, cognitive stimulation, stress management, and social engagement. How to improve concentration Focus on the task at hand: If talking with someone: ask questions; if reading a book or a report: ask yourself how you would summarize what you just read to a friend or to your boss. In general, avoid and/or eliminate distractions. Tune out every­thing else. The harder the task, the more impor­tant it is to tune out dis­trac­tions. Do not try to double-task, this will increase your errors and divide your attention. Attention is limited. When you try to do several things at once, you necessarily have to divide your attention and thus concentrate less on each individual tasks. Improve Concentration through Meditation Use meditation. Several studies have shown that meditation can be a good brain training tool that affects especially attentional / concentration skills. How to improve memory Pay attention and concentrate! (see above) Relate to the information you are learning. The more personal the information becomes, the easier it is to remember it. Ask yourself how it makes you feel. Ask yourself where else you have heard this. Ask yourself whether there is something in your personal life related to this piece of information. Repeat the information: Come back to it more than one time. This has been found in tons of studies: repeated information is easier to recall. Spaced retrieval (a method with which a person is cued to recall a piece of information at different intervals) is one of the rare methods that show some results with Alzheimer’s patients. Elaborate on the information: think about it. Things that are concrete and have a clear meaning are easier to remember than abstract and vague ones. Trying to attach meaning to the information you are trying to memorize will make it easier to recall later. Your brain will have more cues to look for. For instance, try to picture the information in your head. Pictures are much easier to memorize than words. To remember figures and percentages it is much easier to picture these in a graph for instance. Relate the information to something you know already. We often forget names in the few second after we have heard them. Most of the time this phenomenon can be related to a lack of attention or concentration. It is also caused by the fact that names have no specific meaning and are thus hard to memorize. Say you are introduced to Kim today: Improve your short term memory 1. Pay attention to the name: Ask Kim to repeat her name if you have not heard it very well. Make a conscious effort of trying to memorize the name: Focus on it (“Her name is Kim. I want to remember it.”) 2. Relate to the name: What does this person make you feel like? Do you know someone else named like this? Think about this other person. (“She seems quite nervous, I wonder why. She makes me feel a bit uneasy. Not at all like the other Kim I know from the gym.”) 3. Repeat the name: Use the name several times in the conversation. (“What do you think of this, Kim?”) If applicable, use the person’s business card later on to read her name over and over. 4. Elaborate on the name: Relate the name to previous information (“Kim, as in Kim Wilde I used to listen to when I was a kid. Well, she sure doesn’t look like Kim Wilde!”). Picture her face later on in the day as you repeat her name. I hope this helps
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I'm a bad habit that is smoking; Due to this reason I feel bad had headache only one side & in cold season back side. & some time feel my had & chest are like a hard spunj; I leave smoking last two month what this problem I have to face continuously what can I do now? Please suggests.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm a bad habit that is smoking; Due to this reason I feel bad had headache only one side & in cold season back side....
Congrats on quitting the habit. It is an excellent decision and do keep up to it come what may. These symptoms may or may not be related to the habit but I would advise you to visit a physician and check it out for any other factors related to the smoking that may have some impact like the one you are experiencing.
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Sir my father is 55 yrs old he is paralyses on 07. 04. 2015 at right side due to high bp. He is not speaking clearly & right leg & hand not moving properly. Mri report show chronic bollod clot on brains

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist,
It is mci stroke. Its a neurogical disorder. Kindly consult neuro physiotherapist for balance and coordination, locomotor function, motor functions. Consult audiologist or speech therapist for speech therapy. Consult psychologist if there are further problem like depression, mania, euphoria etc.
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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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Dear Doctor, My 28 years old unmarried daughter feels that her parents do not have emotional bonding with her so she wants to stay away from them and doesn't want to share her feelings. She has an online affair with a guy with whom she keeps on chatting. As a parent what should we say to make her emotionally secure from our side, should we let her stay alone somewhere else?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Your daughter is grown up and upto some extent matured. If she feels that parents are emotionally nonmsupportive, then, there has to be a reason. Don't get agitated and be patient. Talk to your daughter regarding this. No need to let her stay alone. If you desire so,
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I am a chain smoker. daily I used to have a pack of cigar and I want to erriket from this dangerous habit so I think I have a good health tip from you. hoping a good healthy tip.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Quitting smoking is never easy. There are several methods to quit smoking. But the most effective is to quit with the help of your willpower. I suggest online motivation therapy. Take care.
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How to release the stress & come out from depression ?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Do regular yoga exercises. Go for early morning walk. Discuss your problems with your best friend. Ventilate your feelings. Do pray daily to almighty for all the things in our life. Dont hesitate to take medicine if necessary.
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Hi I was in relationship with a girl for few past years We both struggled a lot to be in relationship. We faced so many odds and we did it after a long effort But three months back she broke up with me. The reason being her mom. We had actually decided to convince our parents and then get married it was still a long way to go. But from few months she is very much worried that her mom will not accept our love. Her mom is a widow having 3 daughters. My ex girlfriend being the eldest of all. Also one of her relatives had gone through love marriage and all of their relatives are ignoring like they are not even humans. So she doesn't want her mom to be humiliated in the same way. That's the reason she broke up with me Earlier she did so many promises to me that she'll never leave me. But now shez not at all interested in love. I m truly addicted to her I am in utter depression since our breakup. I was really a studious boy since breakup. I got really good grades in my +2 but now in B. TECH I have flunked in 3 subject. Shez certainly not my distraction. Only reason I can't concentrate on anything is I love her a lot and I feel too lonely and empty without her Life sucks without her. I have no hopes that I may get her back but also I am sure I can't be happy without her. I think my problem is too lengthy please don't mind. Please read completely. I am in a state of depression I can't forget her Can you please suggest what is the best thing to do now? I really don't want to miss her. I am totally confused can I get her back? Or should I give up? Please advise me Thank you.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
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I was in relationship with a girl for few past years
We both struggled a lot to be in relationship. We faced so ma...
Hi , I can completely understand your concern. Your situation demands proper counseling sessions. It’s never easy when a significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split—and whether you wanted it or not—the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings. But there are plenty of things you can do to get through this difficult time and move on. You can even learn from the experience and grow into a stronger, wiser person. Few things to Consider: Don’t fight your feelings – It’s normal to have lots of ups and downs, and feel many conflicting emotions, including anger, resentment, sadness, relief, fear, and confusion. It’s important to identify and acknowledge these feelings. While these emotions will often be painful, trying to suppress or ignore them will only prolong the grieving process. Talk about how you’re feeling – Even if it is difficult for you to talk about your feelings with other people, it is very important to find a way to do so when you are grieving. Knowing that others are aware of your feelings will make you feel less alone with your pain and will help you heal. Journaling can also be a helpful outlet for your feelings. Remember that moving on is the end goal – Expressing your feelings will liberate you in a way, but it is important not to dwell on the negative feelings or to over-analyze the situation. Getting stuck in hurtful feelings like blame, anger, and resentment will rob you of valuable energy and prevent you from healing and moving forward. Remind yourself that you still have a future – When you commit to another person, you create many hopes and dreams. It’s hard to let these dreams go. As you grieve the loss of the future you once envisioned, be encouraged by the fact that new hopes and dreams will eventually replace your old ones. Know the difference between a normal reaction to a breakup and depression – Grief can be paralyzing after a breakup, but after a while, the sadness begins to lift. Day by day, and little by little, you start moving on. However, if you don’t feel any forward momentum, you may be suffering from depression. For targeting your specific concerns, we would need to take sessions. All the best:)
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Hi Doctor, I tend to forget things. And recently its happening a lot from last 6 month ? My age is 21 what should I do ? Please help me out from this situation I am depressed.

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
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I tend to forget things. And recently its happening a lot from last 6 month ? My age is 21 what should I d...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I am 19 year old. I have boy body but my brain and my heart of woman. I wanna be girl. I get depression and sick I have strong emotions like girl. I can't sleep and crying everytime. It breaks me everyday.

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, you must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve her problem. Let me know if she is willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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I have pain in my head and also pain in my whole body please tell me.

General Physician,
I have pain in my head and also pain in my whole body please tell me.
Take crocin pain relief one sos, get your BP checked, get your eye sight checked. take good night sleep and healthy diet. consult again if not ok.
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