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Dr. P S Ahalya

MBBS

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

10 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. P S Ahalya MBBS Psychiatrist, Bangalore
10 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. P S Ahalya is one of the best Psychiatrists in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 10 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MBBS. You can visit him at Dr P S Ahalya's Clinic in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. P S Ahalya on Lybrate.com.

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Hi sir my age is 24 How can I increase my concentration power?

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Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, rehearse all these will improve your memory and concentration.

I am 49 years old. I suffer from depression as my elder sister has cheated me for property. Kindly advice.

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I am 49 years old. I suffer from depression as my elder sister has cheated me for property. Kindly advice.
As you are not able to forgive your sister you are suffering. This is normal to happen. When our mind is hooked into past it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day.

I have undergone brain surgery 4 years ago. Since then I am facing memory problems. Suggest some effective tips to improve memory and recalling.

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I have undergone brain surgery 4 years ago. Since then I am facing memory problems. Suggest some effective tips to im...
This sounds like the effect of the surgery. You must go back and consult the surgeon to let him know that you are having this problem. Apart from that you may do the following, if they are permissible to your condition and state of recovery: 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, 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. 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. 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.
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I am 48 yrs old I am suffering from bodyache above knee and below waist, I am also having blood clotting on skin showing blue red black colour spots.

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I am 48 yrs old I am suffering from bodyache above knee and below waist, I am also having blood clotting on skin show...
Hi thanks for writing to lybrate, pain and swelling in your thighs suggest venous compromise while reduced blood flow, pain, sores point towards arterial involvement. It may be possible you have both conditions. You have to consult a vascular surgeon who will treat you accordingly. Continue with compression. Avoid prolonged standings. Keep leg elevated at night. Avoid smoking. Get your lipid levels checked. Avoid fatty foods. Take guidance or your doctor. Take care.

Hello. I am 23 year old engineering final year student. I have problem of concentration I think my concentration is nearly 10%. I used to have good memory power but nowadays I always forget important work or thing to do. I always try to avoid anything that needs some thinking. Also I am addicted to nail biting, lips biting, cheek muscles biting and injuring my mouth. I also have masturbation habit of daily 1 to 2 times. I am unable to control it. I don't like anything whether it's visiting new places talking to someone. I keep myself alone. Also due to this week mental power I didn't get any job test cleared. Day by day it's getting worse. I tried to meditate a lot but my mind gets diverted to any incident of past or future. Please help me to get out of this.

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Hello. I am 23 year old engineering final year student. I have problem of concentration I think my concentration is n...
Dear lybrate-user. You do not need medication or medicine. You need social activity and physical exercises. Physical exercises for one hour, outdoor games for one hour and be with your friends for one hour every day. Your problem will be solved.
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I am having an addiction of smoking. I smoke a lot. Minimum 3 daily. Hoe to control smoking?

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
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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Smoking 3 cigarettes daily or 5 for that matter is no addiction. I sincerely feel you can simply quit smoking with your will power. There are many other methods like deaddiction therapy. But nothing works better than will power. I suggest online motivation counselling. Take care.
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Anytime I will learning some books. Then I feel sleepy and feel like a strengthless. Due to this type of reasons. During exams time. I will not able to complete study. Why I feel like strengthless.

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Anytime I will learning some books. Then I feel sleepy and feel like a strengthless. Due to this type of reasons. Dur...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. Sleeping while reading books is due to lack of interest and dedication. Some hormonal issues are also to be blamed. Search google for" effective learning methods" and use some of them while studying. Consult a psychologist online. Take care.
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I am 22 year old b. Tech student from Kerala. I am suffering from severe headache when I concentrate on something. Why problem happens? Is there any issue with this?

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I am 22 year old b. Tech student from Kerala. I am suffering from severe headache when I concentrate on something. Wh...
First of all, get your eye sight checked. If that is okay, then see if you are anxious or nervous about something. Indulge in some physical exercise, so that your body gets enough oxygen and drink lots of water - dehydration may also cause constriction of nerves and blood vessels thereby causing the headache. Get adequate sleep. If still there is no relief consult a physician
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Hi, I sometime feels that I am going through a depression phase but not sure about that. Is there any specific way to confirm and analyze?

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Yess. Depressed mood, loss of intrest in previous pleasurable activities, easy fatiguability, crying spells, sleep and appetite decreased and ideas of hopelessness and worthlessness. U can also see hamilton rating scale for depression on internet and rate urself.
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I'm suffering from smoking habits of since 4 years ,I want get rid out of smoking. Kindly help me on this issue.

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Dear , Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them, please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will be like a passing cloud.

I am twenty eight years old have smoking habit. Since 10 yr. How can stop this habit.

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Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.

Hi, because of smoking and drinking any side effect happens in sex life or not. What problem create?

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Hi, because of smoking and drinking any side effect happens in sex life or not. What problem create?
Yes, both of them directly affect your sex life, though it may take some time. The nicotine in cigarette smoke reduces (even for each cigarette smoked) the erectile capacity of your penis. Over time you can lose its entire capacity. You will also cause damage to the sperm. In combination with alcohol, you can cause double damage to you sexual function and sperm health. Alcohol increases the desire but affects the performance, negatively. Drinking over a long period will make your heart become enlarged and flabby. This will affect its pumping capacity and the penis? enlargement is highly dependent on a fit heart that pumps very efficiently to enjoy a good sex life. The biggest concern is that with heavy drinking you can lose all interest in your wife, life and sex and opt instead for the bottle! Not good news at all but these are the facts. There are other indirect effects caused by the use of both substances in tandem. My advice: Stop immediately and live a fulfilling life.
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I have been feeling anxiety and fatigue in day time and less sleep in night, please advice regarding solution and guidance for same.

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I have been feeling anxiety and fatigue in day time and less sleep in night, please advice regarding solution and gui...
These can be symptoms of depressive illness or anxiety disorder. Anxiety and depressive illness is a medical/psychiatric illness that can be treated effectively by antidepressants and cognitive behavior therapy. So one has to see a psychiatrist at the earliest. Psychiatrist after assessment and evaluation will decide on the best antidepressant medication that is suitable to you. These antidepressant medications are not sedatives or addictive in a nature. The course may last for 4-6 months depending upon the severity of the illness.

I'm a smoker since 5 years right now I want to quit I have tried self control method but i'm not able to control please suggest alternative way.?

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
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Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. 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. Take care.

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Washing your hands repeatedly, checking locks and stoves repeatedly, arranging things repeatedly, unwanted sexual and aggressive thoughts or images are symptoms of a psychiatric illness called as Obsessive compulsive disorder. Consult a psychiatrist and get treated.
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How the speech , memories, IQ level & concentrations of 26 years old autistic can be increased ? My son 26 yrs. old is having Autism. I am not giving him any medicines. Which supplements are required to be given for improving his speech & memory.

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There are no medications as per the latest medical research. Probably in the near future they could be developed. Keep fingers crossed till then. Medicines have been developed for cancers, AIDS, Tb etc after lot of research as well. I will be hopeful in the near future.
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I am going to start a new relation. What should I do to keep a healthy relation with him?

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You see, we are into relations all throughout lives. Yet, for the least of reasons, when it comes to marriage we are ready to throw in the towel. I am glad that you are seeking to know how to keep the relationship healthy. Yes, communication is important. But there are two important considerations that matter a lot before you take the plunge: compatibility and adjustability. The former is almost a fixed aspect of both of you and it includes education, language, communication, community, caste, religion, socio-economic status, personality etc. The more the similarity, the better. The second consideration, that of adjustability, is more important and plays a very important role to determine whether your relationship will remain healthy or not. If compatibility is good, less adjustability is required. But as in most cases, there will be disparity, and this will tax adjustability considerably. If you are not able or willing to adjust, all hell will break lose. This is what you must examine while you are courting each other. Is he willing to make the adjustment around you, and are you able to and willing to adjust for the sake of the relationship. If you know there are stark difficulties, then better to close that prospect. Everything involves some aspect of culture eventually: he may be used to going out with his friends for drinks often. Now if you cannot adjust with this, then this will be a definite area of conflict. There are too many possibilities and this space will not suffice to give elaborate responses. Both of you will generally act positively before marriage but soon after the nuptials one or both of you will tend to control the other and there lies the danger. So it is very difficult to determine the true nature of an individual at the onset. But it is worth the try. So test everything to be fully satisfied, and this is best achieved by good and open communication. For your information, there are three areas that stand out as contributing to divorce: sex, in-laws, and finances. Discuss these areas and get to know the other’s mindset. Better to be safe than sorry. I have a very important suggestion to give you: please seek premarital counseling where many of these facts will be explained and taught to both of you, if you get a qualified counselor to do it.
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I have a problem. I'm not able to speak with girls seeing their eyes. Please help me to get rid of this habit

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You lack confidence around girls. You probably become too self-conscious, and for some reason underrate yourself. The greatest problem I notice with some men with this type of problem is the discomfort of talking to girls, assuming that there is something sexual. This is a perception unfortunately in our society. It is not normal. You are a nice tall, strapping man, and girls will love to be in your company, without any secret or sexual agenda. So, dispel that idea out of your head, you will feel a lot more at ease talking to them looking into their eyes. Don?t encourage any other ideas in your head but that I am talking to a girl and she is my sister who needs my respect. Incidentally, the eye-to-eye contact does have a little intimidation to it because it feels like the person can see deep into you and you are all exposed. This is fortunately a total fallacy and the belief can make you uncomfortable. In my profession I have to look directly into the eyes of my counselors and I wish I can find out all of that person's secrets! It is just not possible. So face the girl and talk to her. In fact, many girls will mistakenly feel that you are shady, perhaps hiding something unpleasant, or have ulterior purposes. Would you want them to believe in all those lies! On the other hand, if you look them into the eye, they will feel that they can trust you, and that you are a safe person. What a contrast!
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I always watch porn videos. I can't control to watch. How do I control myself to don't watch this videos?

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I always watch porn videos. I can't control to watch. How do I control myself to don't watch this videos?
Try to make busy yourself in your work. Before doing anything just think whether this is right or wrong. Just think what will be the outcome of my work.
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I am 21 yr old female studying btech I m having a prob of anger Means I just got irritated and angered and hyper at every small thing then my headache starts I am not understanding what to do. All my wish to live long had cme to and end it feels like to suicide at every small thing. I am really fed up of my life. Please help me what to do.

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There is something form your past that has probably come up for the last time looking for a resolution sometime around 16-18 years and now you have to deal with that anger for the rest of your life, if you do nothing about it now. You are right that it has to do with anger. Do you know of any situation or event that might have triggered this anger in your childhood? if not ask your parents. Then visit a counselor and deal with it. It is this anger that is unexpressed that is giving you headaches and is also provoking the suicidal drive. Your life is very precious and just because you have not expressed some legitimate anger, it can turn around and want to cause you harm! you must be in charge of your feelings and when you do not express them they will take charge of you. In the meantime do a lot of vigorous exercise daily and that will expend the energy of the anger to make you feel better until you seek professional help.
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