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Dr. Padmavathi

MSc - Psychology

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Padmavathi MSc - Psychology Psychiatrist, Bangalore
16 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Padmavathi is a renowned Psychiatrist in BTM Layout, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 16 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. She studied and completed MSc - Psychology . She is currently associated with Gayatri Psychology Clinic in BTM Layout, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Padmavathi on Lybrate.com.

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MSc - Psychology - University of Madras - 2001
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Actually I am not in depression but its like a depression. Entire day I feel sad and don't talk to anyone. Get angry on everything. how can I overcome this situation if suffering ?

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hi What is your age? Are you working or studying? How long have you been experiencing these changes? How is your sleep, appetite and energy levels? Do you think your interest has been lost/reduced in normal usual activities. Are there any ideas of hopelessness, worthlessness and guilt? Plz come back with answers so that I can help you. ALL THE BEST
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Brain Size and Intelligence - Are the Two Related?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
Brain Size and Intelligence - Are the Two Related?

When it comes to the brain and IQ, is bigger better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists and scientists, we seek to find out!

  1. Ailments and the brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connection in a normal manner. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD show sign of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
  2. It’s all relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person’s cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons, which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
  3. Neanderthal brain: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
  4. Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brain of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.

So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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From my last breakup i. E happened 2 years I feel like everything is over for me I feel depressed every time and I do not knw what happened suddenly to me I have fear of everything, I feel like I can not do anything can not achieve anything in my life what to do in this situation. How to deal with it. How to overcome from this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
From my last breakup i. E happened 2 years I feel like everything is over for me
I feel depressed every time
and I do...
YOu have to forget the break up and be positive in thinking that your best partner is yet to come and do meditation and yoga. If none of this helps you you need antidepressant medicines.
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I m ly 19 years old but I think I m losing my memory power I easily forget things which. I read I couldn't remember names dates facts it's is a big hectic to me wht are it causes and how can I overcome it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
do meditation. yoga, morning. avoid watching TV for long hours take ur sleep properly. take Kali phos 6x / qid daily for 1months
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Sir I have a sister. She is blind by birth. Most of the times she remains restless. Sir she takes too much psychological pressure. This time she takes prolomet xl 25 and stalopam plus Kindly suggest no improvement yet seen by these drugs.

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
Sir I have a sister. She is blind by birth.
Most of the times she remains restless.
Sir she takes too much psychologi...
Dear lybrate-user, she could be having both depression and anxiety disorder psychoses. Treatment with medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes etc should help. Take care.
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Naturopathic Treatment For Tension And Stress

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
Naturopathic Treatment For Tension And Stress

In this fast-moving world, there is no room for self. Growth of IT firms and other long-hour demanding work has led to compromises in your lifestyle - long hours in front of computer, sleeplessness, late-night sleeping, quick bites, leaving us with emotions of anger, anxiety, stress and so on. This is a major reason why people today are hypertensive.

Diseases due to Hypertension: Tension and stress are the building blocks of numerous serious ailments like cardiovascular diseases, asthma, spondylitis (back pain) and grey hair. You may also suffer from gastritis leading to ulcer.

Natural ways to treat Hypertension : Ideally, tension and stress are not diseases. If you can control these, you can control the conditions that take root because of them. Naturopathic (or alternative medicine) treatments for tension and stress are most ideal.

Here are some natural ways to treat hypertension.

  • Sleep well: An adult should sleep for a minimum of 7-8 hours daily. Your body cells rejuvenate while you are in a relaxed state. Many jobs demand late-night work or night shift work. However, your body is meant to sleep early at night. Instead of working late night, you can start your work early.
  • Eat right: Stress leads to elevated levels of sugar in your body. Try to avoid sugary content food. Your body needs balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates, less of fats, and more of vitamins and minerals. For proteins, eat fish, eggs or white meat. For vegetarians, you can have soy, cereals and protein drinks. Diet must include milk products like yoghurt, milk, vegetables rich in minerals and vitamins and roughage (salads).
  • Destressing exercises: Nowadays, most of the jobs demand sitting for long hours. Physical activity is one of the ways to de-stress your body. A 45-minute walk would also help. Alternatively, yoga or tai-chi type marital art helps to de-stress. Breathing techniques involved in meditation also play a vital role.
  • Anger management: Develop patience. That would automatically lead to anger management at your workplace as well as at home. Be a good listener. Laughter therapy also helps as it releases many happy hormones in the body.
  • Supplement for stress: This has to be the last tip when you do not perform the first four. Multivitamins containing vitamin B and minerals such as magnesium are recommended. You can count on certain herbs such as Ashwaganda, Ginseng, Rhodiola and St. John's Wort.

Despite following these tips, you may still face problems because every human is different and reaction to every remedy could be different. In such cases, approach for expert advice.

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Hi Doctor can anyone suggest me how to get rid of habits of watching gay porn at night. Everytime after watching I feel guilty but during the time I enjoy and get excited. Please help me to get out from this weird problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi Doctor can anyone suggest me how to get rid of habits of watching gay porn at night. Everytime after watching I fe...
This guilt is a sign that your conscience does not really permit it and it makes you feel guilty for having indulged in it. It is good that you have a good conscience but to keep doing something that your conscience does not approve of is unnecessarily troubling yourself. You need to be careful because porn may provide great sexual entertainment but it also stokes the desire, which will then lead to desire-fulfillment and that will lead to impulses. It actually objectifies sex to levels that makes you lose respect for it. Besides, the whole thing is dramatized to such crazy levels of performance (that is why it sells too) that you are made to feel grossly inadequate. It is really far from the reality, and these are exceptional actors, with some exceptional endowments and actions that you may even look at yourself as grossly inadequate and with disdain. After you have been stimulated you are left hungry in your groin to want to fulfill your desires, and if not met soon, leaves you with that raving libido, and it can goad you to do something inappropriate. In essence it spoils a very beautiful thing and reduces it to mere physical impulses. After some time you get disgusted when you have had too much of it; whereas natural sex will never cause that affect at all. If you have so much of sexual energy you can channelize it into activities, sports, games, and hobbies. You need to distract yourself when the drive is very strong in you, which may be so if your levels of testosterone are very high too. You need to socialize with members of the opposite sex and enjoy their company to experience the different aspects of a woman and to also feel the different aspects of sex and not get frozen in the carnal part of it alone. Sex has five different dimensions to it: there is the physical aspect, the emotional aspect, the intellectual aspect, the social aspect and finally there is the spiritual aspect. The latter may surprise you but this is where respect and regard for women and their bodies will come up to help treat them with value. If you cultivate these dimensions of sex I am sure you will perceive sex differently and with a lot of respect. Eventually when you are into a serious relationship with a woman, you will truly enjoy the whole concept of romance and being and falling in love with the real thing: That my friend will be a different ball-game. Do not play with a poor replica of sex, and shy away from the real person and thing, which are so wholesome. Night time might be more tempting because of the privacy and of being alone. I suggest that you make it a habit to go to your room only when you are really very sleepy, and crash into bed at once.
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Feeling nervous, depressed, anxiety & very slow in thinking.

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Slow thinking could be a result of anxiety and depression. A counsellor can help you find the underlying causes and help you find your lost hope confidence and courage again.
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Mujhe tension bhot ho jati hai choti choti baat se. High blood pressure bhi hai. meri age 32 years hai. 5 saal se job mai hun. Government bank mai branch manager hun. Please advise.

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General Physician,
Mujhe tension bhot ho jati hai choti choti baat se. High blood pressure bhi hai. meri age 32 years hai. 5 saal se job...
As a rule, to prescribe any medicine you have to ask privately and not in open forum questions. Or else consult a doctor.
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I am depressed and all I want to do is sleep, I was prescribed amitriptyline but will it help? How can I stop food cravings with Lexapro? If I drink alcohol will Fluoxetine still work?

MD
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am depressed and all I want to do is sleep, I was prescribed amitriptyline but will it help?
How can I stop food cr...
Dear, prescribed drugs are not antipsychotics, so you need to correct your knowledge regarding drugs and alcohol both. Also, dear kuma have some faith in your doctor regarding the treatment. Amitriptyline is a good drug. Or you can take a second opinion frm other psychiatrist. Take care.
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I am suffering from stammering and I am 19 years old. While at home and talking to other people I stammer less but whenever I find myself in public places wgen I have to face public and speak I stutter alot and sometimes I have blockage due to which I am unable to even speak, I also get anxiety and my stomach also hurts while speaking. So should I consult a speech therapist, psychologists or a Public speaking and Personality development course ?I am confused.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from stammering and I am 19 years old. While at home and talking to other people I stammer less but wh...
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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I am 44 years male like sex very much but I think about my wife for this purpose l do not want to have sex. Frequency of sex is one time in two month. My mind always seek some other woman or girl for this purpose. What is the solution of this problem.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
Mr. Lybrate-user, fantasy and imagery is good to keep one sexually active. But it is not the reality! at 44 years of age, some men would want to experiment something different to get over the boredom of daily life. Just remember, most women would want to experiment too. So how about exploring your sexuality and that of your wife too?
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Lifestyle Changes to Manage Stress

M.D Psychiatry , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
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Here are some Lifestyle Changes to manage Stress.

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Hi. Im addicted to tobacco please suggest me how can I forgot this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctor's advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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I can't concentrate in study. Please advise.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine,
Focus. Meditate. Have healthy food. Have high protein and iron diet. Start with 1 glass of milk mixed with little jaggery daily once to begin with! best regards.
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Hi I am suffering from hyper tension. Can you please suggest me some measures to control it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I am suffering from hyper tension. Can you please suggest me some measures to control it.
Dear lybrateuser, - To keep your BP in normal range you have to have a healthy lifestyle including a well balanced heart healthy diet, regular exercise, reduce stress level & proper sleep - have more of green leafy vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, sprouts, nuts, low fat dairy, lean meats - avoid fried, processed & junk foods, also alcohol & tobacco, also have less salt in food - do regular exercise like walking, jogging, playing outdoor games, swimming, yoga, meditation & deep breathing every morning - destress by proper sleep for 7-8 hrs at night, reading, listening to music - get BP checked regularly.
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Hello I want to get out of anxiety. I am very much scared of suffocation. Worthlessness. I want to die I feel but I dont want to.

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
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly. Take care.
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I am 26 years old and I am addicted to alcohol from 2-3 years and I tried a lot to quit but I failed. Please give me some type of solution.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of willpower to stop your habit of drinking alcohol permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from alcohol during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from alcohol you will feel a strong craving to drink just one peg of alcohol whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You cannot satisfy yourself with just only one peg. You will need a lot of willpower to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of alcohol. Moreover you may feel a slight shivering of your hands after abstaining from alcohol for more than 15 days. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture acid sulph q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for alcohol.
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