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Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan  - Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan

85 (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

25 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 3000 at clinic  ·  ₹1000 online
Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan 85% (10 ratings) MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent... Psychiatrist, Bangalore
25 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 3000 at clinic  ·  ₹1000 online
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Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan is an experienced Psychiatrist in HRBR Layout, Bangalore. She has over 25 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. She is a MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is currently associated with REACH Psychiatry & Counselling Centre in HRBR Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1992
MD - Psychiatry - University of South Dakota, USA - 2003
Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - University of South Dakota, USA - 2006
Professional Memberships
Indian Psychiatric Society
American Psychiatric Association

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Hi I am introvert, shy, I have stage fear. I don't open up easily and tend to think negatively.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi I am introvert, shy, I have stage fear. I don't open up easily and tend to think negatively.
YOu have to make up mind and boldly mingle with people and only your willpower can help and no medicines.
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Sir I am 19 year old boy. I love a girl. She is a engg student I also engg student but she engaged some one other I tried to forgot but can't bcoz I love her so much I can not concentrate in my study and I remember her many time I have ill to know about this condition not eat food so please suggest me what I do in this situation please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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I am 19 year old boy. I love a girl. She is a engg student I also engg student but she engaged some one other I t...
If she is engaged to someone else, she is taken, period. You cannot force yourself on her, and neither is that type of relationship worth it. I don't even know if you have spoken to her about your feelings. If you have not, and you are still feeling so strongly for her, you may have a lot of vulnerability and this is not a desirable trait in a boy for any girl's attraction. You may have some problem with relating with members of the opposite sex for various reasons. I suggest that you meet with a counselor and seek some help in this regard. When we are in a relationship, the other person must want to be in the relationship too. Now it appears that you are caught hook, line, and sinker into her and are finding it difficult to come out. The thing to do is to distract yourself by attending some personality development courses, conversational courses and definitely attend some counseling. You must learn to respect women and their choices and leave it if the person does not feel like relating to you. At your age, you must focus on your studies and make yourself 'marketable' by developing a good career.
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My problem is constipation for last 4 year, I couldn't satisfied in latrine and on my face pimples are last 4 year. Sometimes I feel back pain and hand pain. So what can I do? Please give me suggestions! Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My problem is constipation for last 4 year, I couldn't satisfied in latrine and on my face pimples are last 4 year. S...
Drink 2-3 glass of water in the morning empty stomach, and 3-4 litres of water during the day daily. Walk for minimum 5 minutes. You may also mix two spoons of isabgol in a glass of warm milk and drink it just before you go to bed. It will help. Thank You
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Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest.
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Hello. I am 23 year old male. I was mentally harassed by my elder cousin from 2006 to 2013. I told my problem to my parents but they did not pay any heed to it. So my mental harassment continued on. In 2013 my attendance fell low due to lack of transportation. My attendance fell short. I again told my parents but they did not pay any heed to that. As a result of that I was made to rewrite my exams as of no fault of mine. I had to travel to 15 Km of distance by my own even in jaundice. But no one bothered to ask my problem. I wished to fill up my Engineering Entrance Exams forms but my parents still did not supported me. I was mentally harassed by my own relatives and my parents. As a result of constant strain my body weight fell from 68 Kg to 55 Kg. No one supported me when I was in a need. Please prescribe me some medicines to get my physical health back on track. I was constantly kicked up in my life and was mentally harassed too. I hope that your medicines will help me to attain physical and mental health too. Thanking you for being an patient listener.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Hello. I am 23 year old male. I was mentally harassed by my elder cousin from 2006 to 2013. I told my problem to my p...
You have been traumatized as a teenager. Right now you are in a victim mode. That is not helping you take charge of your own life. Unfortunately we can not change anyone around us. What we could do is change ourself and how we respond to the situation. You have a long life ahead of you. I would strongly suggest you to seek help. Find a counselor or psychologist near you whom you could trust and feel comfortable with. Talking on a regular basis will help you shift your focus and energy and also help you learn ways to deal with the stress and situation better. You will also be able to take charge of your own life and decide what is right and wrong and what could help you progress further. If you are interested in working online fee free to contact me. Medicines does not hold solutions for all problems in life. Sometimes we need to change the way look at life and be a part of solution instead of feeling helpless and hopeless. I do hope for the best outcome for you, wishing you best,
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I am feeling very tension. Past I have a problem now its solved but whenever I remember that I used to get very tensed and thinks to make suicide.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
I am feeling very tension. Past I have a problem now its solved but whenever I remember that I used to get very tense...
Hello, at 20 years of age, it is very natural to feel tensed about future and feel insecure. Here it appears you are procrastinating over some thing in the past. Remember, past is past. And unless you keep digging it out, it can not be brought back. May be you have done something wrong and you fear it may affect your present and future? in that case, it is best to talk it out with someone. A trusted friend or a parent, tell them what is wrong and they might be able to be your support system if the problems strike.
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I am 16 year teenager I have nt slept for 2 days and has a severe head ache and body pain what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 16 year teenager I have nt slept for 2 days and has a severe head ache and body pain what should I do.
1. Take paracetamol 500mg, 1 tablet as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest 4. Avoid stress and anxiety.
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From childhood onwards my neck is little bent and still somewhere I forgot to make it straight like while driving bike many people told me why your neck is not straight what to do with my neck? I am 20 year old boy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Maintain a right standing and sitting posture, keep your back always straight, avoid carrying weight on back. Hold or carry weight divided equally in both the hands or shoulders (to avoid over straining on one particular hand or shoulder). Exercise: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Management: -Stretching or activities that place additional strain on the back are discouraged. -Sleeping with a pillow between the knees while lying on one side may increase comfort. -Lying on your back with a pillow under your knees would also relieves pain and no pillow under your head. -Some people seem to benefit from the use of ice or heat. Take care, do not use a heating pad on ‘high’ or place ice directly on the skin. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. Get back to me thereafter.
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I am suffering from depression. I want to shout n cry loudly to get over it. Hw should I treat my self for getting over frm depression.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from depression. I want to shout n cry loudly to get over it. Hw should I treat my self for getting ov...
Hello, There are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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I want to know that the intake of soaked n peeled almond (grinded) with milk will help in overcoming from weak memory? N one more thing is dat, is it necessary to grind the soaked almond? As I am having weak memory.

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. Almond do help in improving memory upto an extent. You can take 5 almonds with mild everyday. There is no need to soak or grind. You can eat them raw. Take care.
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Hi, My mother is 50y old and she is suffering from body pains all the times. Consulted many doctors but there is only a temporary relief. All the tests are done and results are normal. Kindly provide a solution.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi, My mother is 50y old and she is suffering from body pains all the times. Consulted many doctors but there is only...
Please consult me with your mother blood reports for CBC,ESR,THYROID PROFILE,RA FACTOR,GLUCOSE,URIC ACID,VIT-D
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I used to be a confident and happy go lucky guy. But now am just insecure about my future, my family and would other people accept me or not and I can see on people faces that they don't like me or are not good with me. What should I do, I am completely freaking out. I even had suicidal thoughts and feels shaking some times. What should I do. I am taking ashvagandha tablets are they useful?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I used to be a confident and happy go lucky guy. But now am just insecure about my future, my family and would other ...
You are indeed unique and there is no one who is going to be like you, ever! You have a problem of self-acceptance, and if I may venture to say may be a rejection issue. This latter may have happened due to an actual rejection which you may have experienced very early in your life. The solution to this is a matter of genuine self-acceptance or self-love. I am not talking about narcissism: this is a genuine love of yourself. It is not based on your appearance alone. You must work on developing yourself in five areas: the physical fitness, emotional fitness, intellectual fitness, social fitness and spiritual fitness. I would also suggest you attend a good personality development program, a speech training course (I suggest the Toastmasters Club), a conversation and elocution course, and to do a personal grooming course too. Education is very good to boost self-confidence, and together with that if you develop socializing skills, you will make it big. Meet with a counselor and ask to be trained in handling emotions, and that will just take you places. Read a lot and meet lots of people, even if you feel too conscious: in time you will get out of this backwardness very well. Do physical fitness exercises regularly. Ultimately, if you believe in God, you will know that you are so precious to Him that no one else’s opinion or acceptance is as important as His. Your life will change phenomenally!
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I am unable to concentrate. Whenver I start reading after sometime my mind becomes so heavy that I need some break. Oftenly it happens. Suggest me a solution?

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 understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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My best friend left me after a misunderstanding, and now I can't leave without him, always I used to think about him. He leaves with me but he never talks to me, and this guilt is killing me. I can't live without my best friend. please plz 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
My best friend left me after a misunderstanding, and now I can't leave without him, always I used to think about him....
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Your best friend will talk to you if you are able to clear his misunderstanding. Talk to him. If it is your fault, apologise unconditionally. I suggest online counselling. Take care.
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I am athletic. I am practice 2 times in a day. At night, I can't sleep I am suffering from heavy pain Please tell me what can I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am athletic. I am practice 2 times in a day. At night, I can't sleep I am suffering from heavy pain Please tell me ...
The practice 2 times in a day is beyond your capacity. Restrict it.Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine Arnica 200 twice daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days. For further treatment, consult privately Rs 149/-
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Alcohol Athletes: Can it affect fitness Performance?

B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Alcohol Athletes: Can it affect fitness Performance?

A lot of people believe in hitting the gym during the day and then a bar at night. One feels there's no harm in drinking a little amount of alcohol now and then. Don't drink and drive isn't only for behind the wheels, it's also on the field (and the gym).

First, let's give you a list of how alcohol can affect your body, and then we can get down to details! keep in mind these effects are within 48 hours of alcohol consumption, that too just after 2-3 standard drinks.

Decrease strength
Impair hand-eye coordination
Increase fatigue (by impacting liver function)
Mineral and vitamin depletion
Disturbed sleep
Impact cellular repair (since protein is affected negatively)
Dehydration thus affecting the kidneys
Loss of endurance
Unwanted weight gain

Do you really need me to go on alcohol isn't something that recommended for most people; for athlete's it just makes matters worse. While you're training or competing, it's best to stay away from alcohol! though, the best solution is to give it up completely to live a healthy lifestyle. Now let's get down to some technical details of how it impacts your organs (just so you don't think I'm talking in air.)

So first things first. Alcohol cannot be stored as energy. This means all the alcohol in your body is converted into fat hence the term beer belly.
    
Alcohol's effect on the liver can cause a problem in the production of oxygen which then interferes with the production of atp ie a direct source of energy for the muscles.
    
Sadly drinking alcohol before your workout hinders the circulation of glucose which is essential for energy. It has also been scientifically proven that alcohol diminishes protein synthesis which in turn stops muscle growth by preventing the repair of damaged muscles.
    
Another thing alcohol does is increase the urge to urinate which leads to loss of electrolytes. No no, I'm not done yet. I've got so much more fun facts related to alcohol.

Since alcohol is a toxin it disrupts the normal cell function.
    
Alcohol also inhibits the absorption of essential minerals like zinc, folic acid, vitamin b12 etc which are needed for metabolism and new cell growth (muscle cell included). 
    
The consumption of alcohol provides only empty calories which in turn displace valuable nutrients. That's just a loss of essentials and an increase of fat!
    
Do note, heavy drinking for a night can negatively affect the brain and bodily activities for 3 whole days whereas 2 nights of consecutive heavy drinking leave an impact for 5 days! evidently dehydration, fatigue, and headaches  commonly known as hangovers really don't mix well with the physical demands of our body.
    
Alcohol disrupts your sleep cycle which in turn leads a reduction in the ability to learn and retain new information. This could range from new skills to studying games or even applying strategies in a game.
    
Excessive alcohol can prevent the secretion of human growth hormone which is essential for muscle growth as well as recovery. For an athlete, that's bad. Bad
    

It's always better to prioritize a good day's workout over a night of heavy drinking. At least the workout leaves you worn out and exhausted craving for more! alcohol just leaves you with a bad hangover which leads to false swears of never drinking again.

Eat clean, drink healthy and stay fit!

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Mera bohut thand lagi hai. Aur thora sa bhukar bhi hai. I am in traveling now so please tell what can I do. For recover for this situation. please Aur thora sa sarir bhi dard kar rahi hai.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Mera bohut thand lagi hai. Aur thora sa bhukar bhi hai. I am in traveling now so please tell what can I do. For recov...
Take tab sinarest twice daily after having food. Do warm water gargles daily twice. Avoid eating cold food and beverage. Drink lots of liquids and water.
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Hi, I always feel tired and sleepy, I do not feel active when I need to do some physical work. Whenever I think of working out I get tired soon after I start it. And I do have anxiety issue also. Please help me. This can be cured by following some diet and routine or should I consult a specialist?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi,
I always feel tired and sleepy, I do not feel active when I need to do some physical work. Whenever I think of wo...
Hi, lack of energy could be owing to a host of reasons--nutrient deficiencies, sporadic sleep cycles, under-eating and subsequently overeating, dehydration, skipping breakfast to name only a few reasons. To regain energy, ensure you drink ample water through the day and that your meals are wholesome and complete and that your daily diet includes fruits and fresh vegetables. Hope this helps.
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Dear doctor, I am 19 year boy I am doing study in B. Tech. And when I am trying to study. Then I feel asleep or I don't have mood for study. PLease suggest me to increase concentration power.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic anacardium 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also take homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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What we should do in a situation where a person is in a great depression due to a high financial loss and also lost his smiles.

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
What we should do in a situation where a person is in a great depression due to a high financial loss and also lost h...
You should support him. Emotional and moral support will helps to him to come out of his status. No body should not do anything practically. But why should allow him lonely. As a friend we should support him. We show ways to overcome from his problems. Life is not ended with financial problems. It happens everyone life. We should tell truth of life. We should create a good environment. To entertain him. We should create a very good friendly relations. So you do as your level best friendly support o k. Good luck.
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