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Dr. Pavana

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Pavana is an experienced Psychiatrist in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore. Doctor is currently associated with Mangal's Nursing Home in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pavana on Lybrate.com.

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Mangal's Nursing Home

#1152, 3rd Main, 6th Cross, K.N. Extension, Yeshwanthpur. Landmark: Near Jain TempleBangalore Get Directions
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No.423/2, Mathiker Main Road, 1st Mian, 1st Stage, Gokula 1st Phase, Mathikere, Bangalore - 560054 Landmark : Behind State Bank Road.Bangalore Get Directions
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I am having social phobia! Please suggest me how to overcome, its getting severe and please don't reply by saying consult a psychiatrist or psychologist even I know that! since it is a common problem you will be helping many like me thanks in advance!

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
I am having social phobia! Please suggest me how to overcome, its getting severe and please don't reply by saying con...
Dear Hafeezunnusa. Welcome to lybrate. Social phobia related treatment is a long process. It needs step by step intervention and desensitization therapy and cognitive and behavior therapy. These therapies cannot be provided through these answering methods. Therefore, you should consult a psychologist atleast online. Please understand, there is no alternative. Take care.
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I need to increase my brain efficiency so that I can concentrate more for longer period of time, I can remember things. Please tell me solutions which do not have side effects. please provide the solution for 1. Any medicine from ayurvedic or allopathic 2. Any exercise 3, food habit. Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicines----------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ------- report after 30 days-----------------
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Hello Doctor, I am not feeling energetic, i feel very tired.I want to start my business by next year but prior to that i want to finish my education. Please suggest me some way to out ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Thank you. To figure out exactly what you are suffering from, I need further details from you.Call on 09845033734/ or email me on Pay Lybrate Rs500 and contact me
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I am 43, male, feel extremely exhausted all the time, have smoking habit with bp and diabetis, on medication. What could be wrong?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Quit smoking. Start tab bupropionxl150 mg at night. Chew nicotex tab when there is craving for smoking.
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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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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - How Psychotherapy Can Help?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - How Psychotherapy Can Help?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is also known as OCD. It is a mental ailment that causes specific changes in the brain as well as the behaviour of the patient. It can also cause severe anxiety and lead the patient to consume a lot of time for completing even the most normal tasks. These obsessions are like thoughts, images and even videos playing where the cause of a certain action becomes more profound with the number of imagined risks if it is not done in a specific way, as per the mind of the patient. These turn into repetitive actions undertaken by the patient, where these actions are known as compulsions.

Hence the term: obsessive compulsive disorder. Washing, cleaning, losing control, contamination fears and more are only a few of the thoughts that plague patients suffering from this disorder. While this disorder may not have a specific cure, there are various ways in which it can be managed. Let us look at some of these methods.

Causes of OCD

The exact cause of OCD is unknown. It is generally considered unlikely that OCD develops purely psychologically as a consequence of the way we are brought up.

  1. Genetics and Physiology: It is generally accepted that OCD arises from differences in the physiology of the brain in people with the condition.
  2. Serotonin: Lack of serotonin activity appears to be involved in causing OCD. Serotonin is a calming and inhibitory neurotransmitter, one of its main actions is to control and put the brakes on painful, worrying or anxious thoughts.
  3. Traumatic Life Events: Traumatic emotional events such as bereavement may trigger or worsen OCD in people who already have a tendency to have the condition.

Treatment of OCD

For best results in treating this troublesome anxiety disorder combine brain-chemistry balancing approaches with psychotherapy techniques.

  1. Nutritional Therapy: Try tryptophan and St John's Wort to increase serotonin. Rhodiola has been shown to help generalised anxiety disorder however Rhodiola has the ability to raise 'brain energy' and therefore hypothetically may exa-sperate OCD symptoms. 
  2. The Inositol Treatment of OCD: Inositol, one of the B vitamins, has been found effective in treating OCD. Inositol is used in biochemical processes that affect serotonin receptors.
  3. Psychotherapy: This is also known as discussion or talk therapy where the patient is allowed to engage with a therapist who is usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. The doctor will help the patient in first of all, becoming aware of the problem by helping the patient carry out various tasks in a controlled environment. These tasks will be timed and then relayed to the patient before the exposure therapy begins, where the patient will be taught to build a better quality of life. This a long term and time taking process which can also involve group sessions and sessions with the family members. Also, this method takes a lot of practice so that the patient learns how to regulate the obsessions and stop the compulsive behaviour gradually.
  4. Exercise: Numerous studies have shown the benefits of exercise upon mental health. So, a minimum of 20mins of daily exercise can help you a lot.
  5. Relaxation Training & Meditation: Learning meditation and relaxation techniques may enhance one's ability to control anxiety and one's thoughts in general.
  6. Medication: There are various kinds of medicines that can be prescribed for these patients. Anti-depressants can help the patient in overcoming the fears and anxiety that a person feels when the wheels of one's imagination begin to turn towards obsessive thoughts. This will also help in tackling the hopelessness that the person feels when faced with the so called depressing outcome of not bowing to the compulsive habits.

Putting It All Together

  • Follow the diet for serotonin deficient depression, and GABA deficient anxiety.
  • Consult with a qualified therapist using behavioural rather than analytical techniques.
  • Do some repetitive mind-occupying/filling as opposed to mind-emptying meditations everyday.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Jab may school me tha tab may haklata tha. Umar ke sath haklana kam hogya. Par puritarha nhi. College me mayne speech karne ke liye part liya or jab may stage par pahucha. Bhid dekh kar meri awaz hi nhi nikli. Us ghatna ke bad may ayse program jha mujhe bhot sare logo ke samne bolna pade usme part nhi leta tha. Ab meri shadi hai 2 month ke bad. Or mujhe ye dar lagrha hai ke khi Jo hal mera college time par hogya that who yha bhi na hojaye. Jayse ke kazi sahab mujse puche or meri awaz hi na nikli to. Sir mujhe bhot tension horha hai. please agar koe Dr. Achi salah de to mujhe help hogye gi.

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. In many of the cases Stammering has two important reasons. Vocal chord misalignment or other problems are the primary reason. For this vocal chord complaint, you should consult an ENT specialist and get it corrected. Second reason is purely psychological. Stammer therapy can help you in psychological reasons. Take care.
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I am suffering from depression for a few years now. I often get nervous breakdowns and feel as if everything is falling apart. I have tried a lot of things to overcome this kind of situations but nothing has helped me till now. I feel helpless in my condition.

MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, BA - Psychology, MA - Counseling & Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from depression for a few years now. I often get nervous breakdowns and feel as if everything is falli...
Depression is related to suppressing the core negative belief that is causing mental suffering and continuous overthinking. The fact that you are having nervous breakdowns is that a particular thought keeps on crossing your mind and when you try to suppress it, you feel suffocated. You need to consult a psychologist and express your thoughts. Through Therapy the core issue can be found out and resolved, and you can be rescued from your sulking pattern.
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My voice tone is very low and somewhat girly. In open space it doesn't cover large distance. Even person sitting close enough doesn't hear my voice properly. Have this problem since last 7-8 years.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
lybrate-user you have puberphonia.in which voice doesn't change post puberty. Basically you are using your voice box in a wrong way. A speech therapist will be the best person to treat you. Get in touch with a therapist to change your voice. You will really enjoy your new voice.
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