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Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan

MBBS, DABPN- American Board Certified in Adult,Child,Adolescent Pschiatry

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

24 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic
Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan MBBS, DABPN- American Board Certified in Adult,Child,Adol... Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan is a popular Psychiatrist in Hebbal, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 24 years. She is a qualified MBBS, DABPN- American Board Certified in Adult,Child,Adolescent Pschiatry. You can meet Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan personally at Columbia Asia Hospital-Hebbala in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan on

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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, - 1992
DABPN- American Board Certified in Adult,Child,Adolescent Pschiatry - American Board Certified in Adult,Child,Adolescent Pschiatry University Of South Dachota, - 2005
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Indian Psychiatric Society
American Psychiatric Association


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Dear sir actually I have problem to our health I am unable to concentrate on my study due to some see object.

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Dear sir actually I have problem to our health I am unable to concentrate on my study due to some see object.
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 is 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. 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.

Sir, I'm studying at 3rd year. I had a friend in my clg. She is my class mate. She is very good girl. We are good friends. She shares all good things her worries with me. Helps me alot in studies and defends me with her friends. Because I'm always looking silent nd a good guy talk among my friends. I won't talk much .But chats with her in all social networking. She is really honest. She Shares all her sorrows. Shares all good things among us. I like her very much .she too likes me. She recently lost her father. She seems to a sensitive girl. When I heard the news I thought it would take more days to be normal for her. But she was normal with in 1 month. She however feel the pain inside is looking normal and talking freely. But since I knew about the news, I was all thinking about her. Why it all happened to her. I like her more. She crossed in my mind Almost everyday since I meet her. Sir I am even unable to sleep. I almost lost myself. She is my best of best friends. I feeling very sad. However I'm making her happy with some saying funny things and jokes. I feel very sad bcoz she lost her father at very young age. She had a younger brother nd her mother. Sir, please don't feel it as a story. I don't know with whom to share. Please help me.

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Sir,  I'm studying at 3rd year. I had a friend in my clg. She is my class mate. She is very good girl. We are ...
Hello de ar whom so ever you like, love, care for---all this requires you your-self in fit state of physical & mental health. So start a healthy life-style have relaxed mornings, some physical activity--walk, yoga, anything that suits you. Concentrate on your studies ,try converting formal-type-friends into some-one you might click--take the help of "dale carnegi" s book --how to make friends" my dear who ever had come to this world, has got to go, live life fully be happy and make other" s happy too! wishing you all the best!

Sir, Mai jab bhi study karta hu toh jamahi bahut hi aata hai sir ji pata nahi kyun iska reason batao and kaise thik hoga.

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Exercise karo jis se body ko jyada oxygen mile. Padne bathne se pehle soch kar batho , kya padna hai. Apne liya time limit set karo. Bol bol kar pado

I'm not able to sleep after foreplay, its paining all my body organs. Im 17years old, I did open foreplay for 1hour Please help me;

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I'm not able to sleep after foreplay, its paining all my body organs. Im 17years old, I did open foreplay for 1hour
You mean musterbation mb isva natural phenomenon but it should be done in moderation. Too much of mb may affect your normal as well as sexual health. So control the so called foreplay. Have nutritious food go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises. Have plenty of water by mouth. Do some yoga and pranayum like kapal bhatee. Etc. It will be alright.

Hi sir, I am 26 years male. My problem is daily at 11.30 am to 1.30 PM my body is not functioning properly, means mentally strong but physically I cannot able to walk or not able continue any work. Even if I walk then I jiggle. If I stand I am feeling my legs weight. At that time. I feels stab in all place. Pl help me to overcome from this. I do not have any bad habit.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
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Hi sir, I am 26 years male. My problem is daily at 11.30 am to 1.30 PM my body is not functioning properly, means men...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. The medicine you use should be Original. I supply original Swiss medicines for which I take only Medicine and Courier charge. If you want you can contact me in my website of Lybrate for medicines. Mix 3 drops of Aspen+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of Larch + 3 drops of Scleranthus + 3 drops of Clematis + 3 drops of White chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.

My problem is that I become very angry. I shout much. I am in class 11 n studies pressure is much more. Regarding trivial matters I am becoming angry. I want a help. Why am I becoming angry like this? 2 or3 years back also I was not like this. Is there any way to reduce my anger?

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Hello take following homoeopathic medicines kali phos 6x four tablets four times daily nux vomica 200 five pills at night report back after 15 days.

5 Ways to Overcome Feelings of Neediness

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Man is different from the other species in that we are social beings. One of the main differentiators is our constant need to 'connect' with our fellow beings. Be it family or friends or society at large, we constantly need to be connected to our near and dear ones and want attention, affection, and assurance.

We need to respect this basic desire and appreciate that there is nothing wrong in feeling needed. Problems arise when this feeling to be needed gets excessive. There is a significant constant demand from the needy person, especially from those who are close to them.

Some cases where neediness is demonstrated are in new relationships. In the beginning, there is a great urge to please and therefore a greater focus on interacting with them. There is a fear of losing attention, there is insatiable excessive demand for attention - be it pleas, accusations, or demands - so as to not feel abandoned and deserted. Neediness is also quite evident in people with depression. Again, an attempt to not be abandoned by their near and dear ones.

By making a conscious effort, the neediness can be reduced, thereby making the relationships smoother and less painful to both the parties involved. As the saying goes - 'acknowledging the problem is half the problem solved'. Needy people should realize or accept if told that there is an issue and make a conscious effort to work on reducing neediness.

1. Divert attention - As simple as it might sound, it is equally effective. Indulge in whatever interests you - exercise, meditation, dance, sing, etc. The idea is to divert attention so that the urge to feel needy and act on that instinct is reduced. This reduces the fear of being lonely and works magic. The busier you get, the less bored you are. As they say, be alone but not lonely.

2. Clarity in communication - One of the intricacies of neediness is making unclear demands. Sadly, quite often, the person does not know what he wants, and so are the demands or requests which are equally unclear. Once you are aware that your neediness is making you do this, make an effort to clearly communicate what you actually want. This reduces the stress on both the parties involved and leads to a happier engagement.

3. Clarity in relationships - Take a step back and see if your neediness is affecting any major relationships. If yes, revisit and clarify. Make an attempt and reestablish the relationships. If it is your truly near and dear ones, they will be very forthcoming and understanding.

4. Move on - In cases where your neediness has affected another person, be wise to accept their wishes and not be more 'needy' or clingy. This acceptance will make way for a lot of healthier relationships as you learn to deal with accepting your issues.

5. Socialize - Use your hobbies to make more friends and socialize more. Having more people to interact with reduces your need to be accepted by the same people. You have more people to rely on and might make more friends for keeps.

These are some simple ways to reduce neediness on others, but as mentioned, the first step is to accept and then work on ways to reduce it.
5 Ways to Overcome Feelings of Neediness

I am 25 year old and my weight not growing above 13 year and I am very depress about my weight please tell me great nights and medicines who can help me to grow my weight and always I have good (more) food.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
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I am 25 year old and my weight not growing above 13 year and I am very depress about my weight please tell me great n...
Humans are not born with perfect bodies. Most gain or lose more weight than they intended. Some people feel full even after only eating half of the food on their plates. You can't gain weight if you don't have more healthy food inside of you. Eating more healthy food is essential to gaining weight. You cannot achieve your ideal weight by eating little. Here are some tips on how you can eat more food without feeling full: eat slowly some people chew and swallow their way into their plate in just minutes. You need to take it slow since eating faster will only make you feel fuller right away. Eating fast also causes you to overeat. Eat gluten-free food for weight watchers gluten is a kind of protein usually found in some grains, cereals and wheat. In food production, gluten is added to keep the elasticity of food, making bread more chewable. The presence of gluten also keeps other types of food from having a doughy texture. If you choose to be on a gluten-free diet, you will be actually keeping unhealthy food away from your body. Being on a gluten-free diet means steering clear of sugary sweet desserts and fried food. Processed food also contains gluten including artificial flavoring. Eliminating processed food from your diet will let you focus more on protein-rich food to help you gain weight. A gluten-free diet means eating more fruits and vegetables. These are non-starchy foods so eating them will take you a longer time to get full. Gluten-free grains are usually low in fiber. You can also eat more without feeling so full afterwards. Eating eating frequent small meals a day keeps you from overeating. Photo credit: venus buzz have frequent meals eating small meals a day instead of the regular 3 meals can help you eat more to gain weight. In order to put more meat into a skinny frame, you need to eat as much food as you can the healthy way. You can't do this if you feel full right away. To help you eat more without getting full, start eating small meals in a day. If you spread out your calorie-intake in certain times of a day, you can get more inside your stomach without feeling sick. Eat calorie-rich foods in your small meals. Don't eat junk food in between these meals since you increase your chances of being full without getting any calories. Learn the right serving size if there are 3 or more kinds of food on your table, you can eat all of them without feeling full. The secret is to portion each of the food so you can eat more. A serving of meat doesn't mean a whole slab of steak. You can cut and slice the meat into smaller portions. If there are vegetables, do not go overboard by getting a large bowl. You can enjoy eating more food if you take them in small portions throughout the day rather than in one sitting. Do cardio exercises working out before a meal will always make you hungry for food after. You can build a light sweat before a planned meal by doing cardio exercises. Not only is this good for keeping your heart healthy, exercising also lets you enjoy more food during a meal. An intense workout will stimulate your appetite for food since the body loses energy during exercise. If you are trying to gain weight, this is the time to eat calorie-dense foods. You'll be packing away the calories in no time. Avoid eating mashed potatoes mashed potatoes are fatty foods. The more fat is in the food, the longer time it will take to break it down and prepare it for digestion. If the breakdown of food inside your stomach is slow, the faster you will run out of space for more food. If you still want to eat more servings of food, it's better to avoid the fattiest food on your plate. Save drinks for last some people believe in drinking a glass of water in between courses to clamp down on food in your stomach. You should know this is only a myth. Drinking water or any kind of beverage during a meal will only make you feel fuller. You can actually feel full just by drinking liquids and eating a little amount of food. If you want to eat and enjoy more of your food, you can save the drinks until you have eaten your last bite. I hope this helps.

How can I make my man happy. He want me to keep him happy and love him suggest me some tips that he could feel that I love him and i can be able to improve our relationship?

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Please don't underplay your actual love. You are in love with a man. Love means love. There is nothing called full love, half love, complete love etc. Love is always complete. Moreover you want him to love the actual you, not the temporarily modified you. Go ahead, love him from your heart. He will understand. Take care.

In a word insomnia. No sleep from many months, I'm an ace photographer done my BFA photography recently. So owns an event management company in Hyderabad. Moving forward to the details. My gf got married last four months back so lack of sleep from many months I feel it's insomnia related something stress depression, what is that? I wanna know by doctors. N the solution? Hope I get good answer thank you.

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In a word insomnia. No sleep from many months, I'm an ace photographer done my BFA photography recently. So owns an e...
So many things in mind creat insomnia or depression. First you need to relax your body and mind. Don't over think about the situation and take a chill. Things happen for good in life so first except the reality. And secondly start with yoga and pranayama it will definitely help you in attaining your sleep and your thoughts.

Socially not easily angered but when little sister or family does something like even talking rude to me I become too much aggressive and I even hit my sister hard. I can not bear her not respecting me and speaking. How to control my anger. After shouting or hitting her I myself cry and spend the remaining day being sad and try to make her happy but in that spur of moment nothing calms me down. Please help me.

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I will give you some information regarding the anger management disorder. I am however unable to prescribe medications or give you specific advice regarding counseling or therapy in your situation as it would be considered confidential and private. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, but when chronic, explosive anger spirals out of control, it can have serious consequences for your relationships, your health, and your state of mind. With insight about the real reasons for your anger and these anger management tools, you can learn to keep your temper from hijacking your life. Understanding anger The emotion of anger is neither good nor bad. It’s perfectly healthy and normal to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged. The feeling isn't the problem—it's what you do with it that makes a difference. Anger becomes a problem when it harms you or others. If you have a hot temper, you may feel like it's out of your hands and there's little you can do to tame the beast. But you have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your emotions without hurting others—and when you do, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll also be more likely to get your needs met. Mastering the art of anger management takes work, but the more you practice, the easier it will get. And the payoff can be huge. Learning to control your anger and express it appropriately can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a healthier, more satisfying life. Myths and facts about anger Myth: I shouldn’t “hold in” my anger. It’s healthy to vent and let it out. Fact: While it’s true that suppressing and ignoring anger is unhealthy, venting is no better. Anger is not something you have to “let out” in an aggressive way in order to avoid blowing up. In fact, outbursts and tirades only fuel the fire and reinforce your anger problem. Myth: Anger, aggression, and intimidation help me earn respect and get what I want. Fact: True power doesn’t come from bullying others. People may be afraid of you, but they won’t respect you if you can’t control yourself or handle opposing viewpoints. Others will be more willing to listen to you and accommodate your needs if you communicate in a respectful way. Myth: I can’t help myself. Anger isn’t something you can control. Fact: You can’t always control the situation you’re in or how it makes you feel, but you can control how you express your anger. And you can express your anger without being verbally or physically abusive. Even if someone is pushing your buttons, you always have a choice about how to respond. Myth: Anger management is about learning to suppress your anger. Fact: Never getting angry is not a good goal. Anger is normal, and it will come out regardless of how hard you try to suppress it. Anger management is all about becoming aware of your underlying feelings and needs and developing healthier ways to manage being upset. Rather than trying to suppress your anger, the goal is to express it in constructive ways. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!

I write this for my daughter. She is 23 years old and studying m. Tech staying in a hostel. Her problem is anxiety and fear. Exam, interview or any project matters comes up, her hearts start beating, no sleep, anxiety what not all. However, she is good in studies. In one of the interviews, she performed well in aptitude test but on face to face interview, she could'not utter a single word because no sound was coming out, whole body and hands were shivering etc. Other problem is she wants perfectness in all matters. When she hears about project work, her hearts starts beating till the work is over. Any medicine to overcome this unwanted fear and face the interviews etc. Like other students. Please assist.

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I write this for my daughter. She is 23 years old and studying m. Tech staying in a hostel. Her problem is anxiety an...
This is all stress and worries of life. She is having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask her to read this. 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. You may consult me.

My eyes are constantly feeling tired, and slightly burning up. Also tears up a little bit every now and then. My vision is not as good as before, but not that bad. I have no form of headache though. Could this mean I will be needing glasses? Or could this just be because of stress?

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My eyes are constantly feeling tired, and slightly burning up. Also tears up a little bit every now and then. My visi...
Dear lybrate-user:- As per your complaints, you r suffering from Refractive error. Following treatment is being recommended E/d zoline - plus 4 times a day × 7days

I am a man attracted to other men. I want to get treatment for this? what should I do?

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Sexual preferences are natural and not illness. If you are frustrated because of this then you can approach a clinical pscyhologist or psychiatrist who can help you with the process.

Hi, I'm a 21 years old male the problem is that I've pain in my body basically most of the joints sections like upper middle back, legs, shoulder, neck and feel numbness and indigestion. Please recommend me some solution so I can heel my body.

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Hi, I'm a 21 years old male the problem is that I've pain in my body basically most of the joints sections like upper...
Hello,take homoeopathic medicines 1.Calc Fluor 30 (4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for a week. 2.Rhus Tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update with the feedback.

He just listen but utter no words. In school also he has one or two friends. His mother had high hopes on him and if it goes like this he may fail in 12th std. Some friends suggested to ask extra time in public exam after getting Doctor's certificate. But we are afraid that he will be shown as mentally disabled in future certificates. Pl. Guide us what to do in his case.

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Sir from the information provided it is understood that child is in 12th grade and having problems in coping in studies. But as a parent I hope you have got the child evaluated for intellectual ability by a Clinical psychologist to know the IQ of child. This will help you know where the child is having problem and then work on those areas. Some child have good intellectual ability but have Learning Disability wherein problem is in reading, writing or maths. Hence an assessment is important before any thing else is decided.

My mother is 85 years old. About a year back she picked up a quarrel in the neighbourhood who threatened to fire her house and kill her sons. Since then she is under depression and has left every routine work i. E. Cooking work, meditation etc. And even does not feel like hungry throughout the day. Is there any solution for bringing her back to normalcy. She has got very high bp also.

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Hello; thanks for the query. Was your mother very active & absolutely normal before this incident took place? is she on any medications for high blood pressure? what you have described here is suggestive of depression & she needs psychiatrist consultation. You can revert back to me for further help. Good luck.

Hello Doctor. Please advice for my sister who is 13yrs old. She sometimes behave unusual and always murmur words. what should i do ?

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U need to see cause behind this try to divert her mind counselling is needed here acupressure will help her lot.

According to Doctor's diagnosis I am suffering from DEPRESSION and I am on medication , taking 'Sthalopam' 10 mg for the past 4 months ! I am feeling much better but I would like to come out of this malady at the quickest ! Is there any Ayurvedic medicine which can be supplemented without contradicting the current drug and side effects any , for a faster recovery ?

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According to Doctor's diagnosis I am suffering from DEPRESSION and I am on medication , taking 'Sthalopam' 10 mg for ...
Antidepressant course would be decided by your doctor regularly depending on the progress. Combining two forms of medicine is not healthy. The drug you are taking has gone through multiple trials in many parts of the world and is approved by us fda and other agencies for treatment of depression. When r going to combine this with an ayurveda medication, the impact of the drug-drug interactions and the ayurveda s individual potency and side effects have never been studied, it can lead to severe kidney, liver or heart damage so better be cautious combining 2 forms of different medicine.

Dr. mera age 20 he. Dr. mein +3 phhsics hnrs padhta hoon. Sir mein koi b chiz yad nahi rakhpaata hoon. Har chiz ki 10, 15 bar padhne se jakar yad hota he jald se kuch b yad nahi hota. Kese padhun kese khatam karoon aage exam he please achha sa solution batadiziye?

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Shayad aap ka concentration level lam hai aur aap zara dear tak attentive nahi rah paate. Aapko apne padhai ki techniques mei bhi ouch changes karne chahiye jisse aapko padhai yaad rahe relax, have good sleep, organise your study log, make flow charts, write to remember things, revise every day for sometime that you read earlier. If you have problems concentrating during study and have anxiety, consult me for management.
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