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Dr. Nirupama Nagaraj

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychologist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Nirupama Nagaraj MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychologist, Bangalore
18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Nirupama Nagaraj is a trusted Psychologist in Yelahanka, Bangalore. Doctor has over 18 years of experience as a Psychologist. Doctor has done MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . You can visit him/her at Neha Prakash Hospital in Yelahanka, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Nirupama Nagaraj and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - JJM Medical College , Davangere - 1999
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore. - 2004
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Gold Medal In MBBS
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Psychiatric Society

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I have infection in my chest. I am a chain smoker. Should I stop smoking. Will it effects me. How can I stop smoking. Please give an answer.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Any infection in the chest related to the respiratory system is bad and to smoke over that is damaging a vulnerable apparatus and increasing its overall health. Even if the infection is not related to the smoking, inhalation of tobacco smoke with more than 4000 chemical substances in it, you can only do it more harm than good. Kindly quit immediately for your own good. Reactive people wait until there is a serious problem to quit: that time it will be too late. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I have a bad habit of chewing tobacco. And now I want to stop eating that. Can you say what steps should I take to stop chewing 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 lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Chewing tobacco addiction also comes under abuse and addiction. If you’re ready to stop the substance and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from addiction and abuse —no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating 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 addiction. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan. Take care.
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Good morning I have been suffering from depression since last 15 days thinking about a girl. I am unable to come out of her thoughts please suggest me what to do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Good morning I have been suffering from depression since last 15 days thinking about a girl. I am unable to come out ...
It looks like you are pining for her after the break up. Have you analyzed why you two had this fallout? If it your fault, then apologize and see if she is amenable. If not you may have done something quite unforgivable. Boy/girl relationship is very intense, and the very thing that makes it attractive (the opposite sex and all its nuances), can also be its nemesis. You must learn what that difference was about your past relations and this particular one and find out how to live with a love relationship. There must be love, respect, commitment, honesty, trust, and freedom in the romantic scene. If however, this is final, then remove all associations of hers: gifts, notes, letters, cards, emails, and any reminders to get her out of your system, not mind. Keep the good memories but don’t indulge in them. Get back to your old pals and revive those contacts. Normally when we get a girl friend, we drop all our friends and live exclusively with her. This is not a good thing to do, generally. So do get back to them and get into good social circles. They will help you get over her. Do not talk ill or malign your ex to your friends, whatever was the reason. That is unfortunately a very bad habit many of us have – we must still respect her reputation and treat her with dignity. Since this break up is so serious for you that you are depressed, do meet up with a counselor and talk about your feelings, openly. This is not the end of the world and she is not the only girl in life. You will find another but learn not to repeat the mistakes that led to the breakup. This time choose wisely and behave like a true gentleman.
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Hi am 24 year old man. I did not erect my penis till last 8 days. My testtrone level are low. Can this means I did not marriage. I am crying every time. I feel like I came suicide. Can law tastrone level permanent treatment is possible? Please help me sir.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi am 24 year old man. I did not erect my penis till last 8 days. My testtrone level are low. Can this means I did no...
Hi, Get your check up done. No need to cry, everything is treatable. Increased weight and obesity can lead to low testosterone levels.[Changing your dietary patterns can make a big difference not only to your testosterone levels but to your risk for heart disease and diabetes. Start changing your diet by cutting out processed, packaged, and prepared foods. Eating “whole” foods means cutting out excess sugars, fats, preservatives, etc. Try to incorporate: More fruits and vegetables More fish and skinless poultry while limiting red meat More complex carbohydrates, including whole grains, lentils, beans, and vegetables More nuts and seeds Omega-3 fats are healthy fats found in a variety of foods. These include those found in eggs, algae, fish and mussels, but also plant oils like flaxseed, hemp and walnut oil. Healthy fats actually help to build a healthier body. Lots of water is essential to any healthy diet. In addition to hydrating you, water can also stop you from feeling hungry. Start a strength-training routine. If you have never lifted weights, used resistance bands or used weight machines, hire a personal trainer or physical therapist to teach you the proper form and procedure. If you are very weak, start with resistance bands. This gentle form of strength-training allows you to use a rubber strap to train weak muscles before lifting actual weights. Do this 2 to 3 times per week for the first 3 to 4 weeks. If you have a joint or back problem, you may want to graduate to stronger bands and stick to this form of strength training. You can increase your testosterone levels by up to 20 percent by lifting weights 3 times per week for 11 weeks. Strength training in the evenings can increase testosterone levels in the evening. These effects tend to be brief and smaller the better shape you are in. They can still help. All the best.
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Want Better Concentration - 6 Foods You Must Have!

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Want Better Concentration - 6 Foods You Must Have!

A cup of coffee or tea is not just enough to keep you alert throughout the day. They might be good for an early morning kick off. But you need a lot more in your diet to increase your concentration power.

Here’s a list of food items that work wonders in gifting you a focused mind:

  1. Coconut Oil: When it comes to your brain, coconut oil full of benefits, too. Coconut oil works as a natural anti-inflammatory, suppressing cells responsible for inflammation. It can help with memory loss as you age and destroy bad bacteria that hangs out in your gut.
  2. Dark Chocolate: It has been found that dark chocolate boosts the production of serotonin and endorphin. These are essential for increasing concentration. Dark chocolates are also useful antioxidants and are rich in vitamins, and minerals, including potassium and copper. It is believed by many that regular intake of cocoa improves the blood supply to the brain and thus increases concentration power.
  3. Blueberries: Are you fond of the tasty blueberries? There’s good news for you then. Blueberries are not just good for taste, they are memory boosters. According to a study published in 2010 in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, it has been found that people, who drank blueberry juice daily for two months, ended up having improved memory and concentration power.
  4. Egg Yolks: Yolks contain large amounts of choline, which helps in fetal brain development for pregnant women. It also breaks down bethane, a chemical that produces hormones related to happiness. That’s right, eggs can make you happy! If you’ve kept away from eating eggs whole because of cholesterol concerns, there’s good news. Studies show that eating eggs had no effect on the cholesterol levels of healthy adults and might, in fact, help raise good cholesterol levels. 
  5. Walnuts: It turns out that eating walnuts can keep you from going nuts. Just munching on a few walnuts a day can improve your cognitive health. Their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals also improve mental alertness. The vitamin E in the nuts can also help ward off Alzheimer’s.
  6. Salmon: Believe it or not, but salmon improves your memory and concentration to a great extent. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which is needed for rebuilding brain cells. Omega-3 is also good for enhancing the synapses in the brain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist and ask a free question.
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Hello. Mera Qsn ye h ki jb b mai kuch read krta hu yaa kisi ko koi baat explain krta hu to m ek dm se vo baat bhool jata hu. Fir 1-2 minute remind krna pdta h fir vo baat yaad aati h So. Give me some advice what shoul I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
In this condition homoeoapthic medicine is very effective.. par uske liye apko thik se consult karke davai shuru karni chahiye.. because vo thoda lambe samay ke liye leni padegi...
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Hi my I am 36 years old I have forgetfulness problem I will forget in 5 minutes. I do not know what to do. For my memory. Kindly help me to increase memory power.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
Hello, first of all do mediitation to incrase memory along with that kali phos 6x (homoeopathic medicine) take 4morning 4 night after 1hr of meal.
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Hi i'm 23 years old male. Mera last 9-10 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actually last year mera meri girlfriend se breakup ho gaya tha, jiske sath mera 6mnths ka relation tha. Or jiske liye mai khud ko responsible maanta hun. I think mere ego or attitude ki vajah se breakup ho gaya tha or voh bhi kabhi-2 kehti thi ki mai uski baaton ko for granted leta hu. Mai roz guilt mein survive kar raha hu or apne aap ko jimmendar manta hu. Uski baatein roz mere mind mein 24 hrs ghumti rehti hai or uske saath spend kia hua time bhi. Mai bhi usko pyar karta tha Or mai janta hun voh meri life mein ab kbhi vapas nhi aayegi and I really miss her. Mera daily suicide karne ka mann karta hai. Aisa lagta hai jaise meri life ek curse hai. Or ha mujhe OCD bhi hai, but mujhe nahi lagta sab iski vajah se hai and maine psychiatrist we checkup karvaya tha nd he told me that im anxiety prone. Meri pulse kafi zyada aayi hai, around 97/min aur mai bhi yeh sab feel kr raha hu. I really don't knw what to do. Meri mind ki koi concentration nahi hai. Mai daily stress mein rehta hu. If you can help me toh plss help me ki wht I have to do really ki mai apni life phirr se khushi se jee saku. Aur apna mind iss cheez se divert karke apni professional life mein kuch kar saku. Suggested me some ayurvedic treatment. Thnk you.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hi i'm 23 years old male. Mera last 9-10 months se mera mind past ki baaton me chalta rehta hai round the clock. Actu...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This remedy will be helpful.
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I am 36/m/ind. Weight 69 Suffering from depression like thanatophobia (death anxiety) fear of death lake interest in my hobby, can't work & some symptoms hypochondriasis feeling suffered by serious disease feeling afraid in lonely very poor sleep. please advice me & help me thank problem since last three year.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 36/m/ind. Weight 69 Suffering from depression like thanatophobia (death anxiety) fear of death lake interest in ...
This fear of death can be quite crippling if you tend to believe in it. Obviously you do. In other words you have a trust problem: trusting in life and in the developments in medicine and other huge benefits of modern science. Now this kind of fear has some basis from some traumatic experience from childhood. If you have already identified that it would help tremendously. The tendency to use right brain, which has a penchant for exaggerating things quite out of proportion, is your handicap. You must meet with a counselor and seriously study all the possible ways that you fear death and the hypochondriacally suggestive factors that you must be obsessing about. When you check these out with another person you trust, you can see your discrepancy in perception and belief in comparison, and perhaps that will help you to change the outlook. You need to have explicit faith in the therapist for this to be effective. Also you will need to examine if the fear about death is related to any particular aspect of your health and explore the measures you can take to stave off that possibility. This is a very important boosting action to take, and you will feel physically able and fit. I am referring to regular physical exercises especially of the aerobic kind; eating healthily, and stress management. But I think that the greatest benefit you can really experience is from the spiritual angle, if you have faith in god. If you have not explored this, you must. For this you must speak to a spiritual counselor or even a psycho spiritual one. Death is an eventuality and accepting that with good faith will really go a long way to love life, to live life to the fullest, and to enjoy every moment of existence as though there is no tomorrow. Everybody else is living life knowing that death will come to them someday but that it can be hastened by neglecting your lifestyle or abusing healthy living. The spiritual pursuit is the best bet among a lot of other measures too which are not possible to mention in this forum.
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I am 45 years old married male and having family. I live in South India. My mind always pre-ocupied with unnecessary thoughts, I try to control but I Can't. Because of this I can't work with concentration and I can't sleep well. Is this denotes depression? If yes how can I get relief?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
May not be depression but certainly looks like anxiety. Do you know what you are afraid of? There is something troubling you which you may or may not know or want to accept. Examine yourself or talk to a counselor, who can help you identify the same. Is your diabetes worrying you? There are a lot of measures you can take for diabetes, so don't disturb yourself but do what is necessary. There are some exercises you can use to better your concentration with me and if you are interested, write to me.
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Hello, I wish to know from a psychiatrist about the purpose of following medications: Bupron XL -150 Fluvator CR -100.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
Hello, I wish to know from a psychiatrist about the purpose of following medications:
Bupron XL -150
Fluvator CR -100.
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, The medications that you have mentioned are both anti-depressants. Bupron is Bupropion and is useful in treatment of depression, anxiety, and to quit smoking. Fluvator is Fluvoxamine which is a SSRI and used to treat depression, anxiety, OCD. I hope that answers your question. Best wishes.
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I have been biten by an vaccine dog and even I took the required vaccines (rabicure) and TT injection. Does smoking and alcohol consumption effects my body.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
As vaccination has already been given there is no chance for rabies to develop and smoking, alcohol are known to decrease the metabolism of the body.
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Sir 21 year old I can' t focus my mind on studies. I always feel like distracted. Day dream, memory loss. Please revert me asap.

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
You are unable to focus on your studies because you are thinking or being obsessive towards something else. You do not have a strong commitment to education and career. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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My mind got worried deeply because of a wrong decision I made few days ago. Due to that decion I have lost a property. How to stay positive. How to stop worrying about past decision.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you dwell too much in the past you will normally be angry. I suppose when you say you are worried about the past you mean that you are angry with yourself for the blunder. You must express this anger and get over it. That is the best way to overcome this feeling. Since you can do nothing about it, it is imperative that you accept that fact and move on. You must learn to forgive yourself and remember that experience is a teacher, and failures are your experiences. If you do not learn, then the experience has been wasted, and worse still you will be inclined to repeat the failure. Whatever the loss in the deal just let it be and tell whoever else is affected by this blunder and apologize for the same and when that is done I guarantee you will feel better. It is spilt milk that can never be recovered. Do some vigorous exercise to expend the energy of the anger so that it becomes manageable for you.
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I had masturbation addition problem and I am very depress just become of it and I don't want to be more I really need someone s help and pllzzzzzz help me to get rid of this bad habit. I suffering suffering lots of problems just because of this habit. Pllzzzzzzz help me and I am also addicted to porn and now my life is really need someone's right direction. Pllzzzzzzzz help mee.

BHMS, MD - Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
I had masturbation addition problem and I am very depress just become of it and I don't want to be more I really need...
Hey, please don't be upset, there is a solution of your problem, to de-addict you from masturbation. Although some management points are- -you should keep yourself busy in other work and be with other people as much as possible. - do exercise for at least 20 min in the morning. - try to read book or play games with others in free time. - do meditation for at least 20 min in morning.
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Hii, mai apna weight teji se kam Kaise kar sakti hu jyada weight k karan meri neck m pain h or lover back pain bhi kbhi kbhi hota h jab m jyada der tak sitting karti hu Mera vitamin d bhi kuch kam h mere wajan k karan meri sasu ma Mujhe tane marte h jis karan m depress ho jati hu or Mujhe suicide ka khayal aata h please help me doctor.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hii, mai apna weight teji se kam Kaise kar sakti hu jyada weight k karan meri neck m pain h or lover back pain bhi kb...
Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of black pepper powder in one cup of water. If you use freshly ground black pepper, then just add one-quarter teaspoon. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. Do this daily for at least three months.
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For last few days I am feeling burning sensation on the lower surface of my feet specifically in the evening. It gets increased when I feel anxiety. Is it an indication of some serious problem?

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General Physician,
For last few days I am feeling burning sensation on the lower surface of my feet specifically in the evening. It gets...
If you are diabetic it can be a neuropathy or it can be related to anxiety as you said and anxiety medication will hlep
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I am 55 years old. Suffering from depression/anxiety/bipolar disorder. Taking medicines since 1979. Have no pleasure in life. Also suicidal thoughts. What is the remedy? how to get better?

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 am 28 years male and am going on treatment anxiety, sensation, some kind of fobia taking medicine last 4 years back, I fed up with everything, please help us. Thanks.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Try escitalopram 10mg at night along with tab clonatril 0.5mg sublingual bd sos. Try relaxation meditation yoga pranayam. Check your eeg.
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