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Dr. Prabhavathi M Rao

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Prabhavathi M Rao Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Prabhavathi M Rao is a renowned Psychiatrist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Prabhavathi M Rao at Jayanagar Physiotherapy Clinic in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prabhavathi M Rao and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I do not have a job and nothing is going well for me, i have tried everything possible but nothing is working. I am really dejected.

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
More than job you should understand what is not going well with you and why. Sometimes there may be few more options which you may not have thought. Dont give up. Talk to a counselor or psychologist who can help you giving more options as well as helping you to analyze/identify any weakness in you. Read inspiring books, watch inspiring movies, talk to friends who have overcome failures.All these will help you to motivate and encourage you for an enthusiastic life.
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I have hard pain chest problem due to lot of smoking cigrate. Can you help me frm these pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I have hard pain chest problem due to lot of smoking cigrate. Can you help me frm these pain.
Dear lybrate-user, have a general health check up, it is good that you stop smoking, try this method we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) lungs mixes oxygen in blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like nicotine etc. In oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body all organs like lungs, heart, kidney etc. In our body. How to quit: by willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" reduce one by one day by day.
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I'm doing hand job last 2 and half years. Still now itself. My age 18 now. I'm try to control but can't stop. What can I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I'm doing hand job last 2 and half years. Still now itself. My age 18 now. I'm try to control but can't stop. What ca...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of hornbeam. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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I am 18 years old and I am falling in love with a girl and now I want to propose her but feeling very scared help me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am 18 years old and I am falling in love with a girl and now I want to propose her but feeling very scared help me.
Know your feelings correctly before you take any step further. At your age it is logical to feel attracted and infatuated to girls. There's no problem in sharing your feelings with someone you feel for either. But getting hurt or being over demanding can be issues later on. If you are sure of your feelings, tell your friend about it in a honest and well mannered way respecting her opinions too. This shall help you know her feelings about you too. Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.
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I have pain in my body. What should i do? Please advise.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist,
I have pain in my body. What should i do? Please advise.
Short duration bodyache is mainly due to exertion, or some stress, or viral infection take tab diclogesic one tab twice daily for 2 days.
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My daughter suffers from schizophrenia age 39 she is functional but half the time she is lost in auditory hallucinations we had taken her to best psychiatrists but ultimately she is stuck with medication will her life be like this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
She needs to comply with medication for a longer time- may be life long but this disease is like bp, diabetes take it like that. Its not her fault but just like we take medication for bp all our lives same way she may have to take to function adequately and get rid of her distress and symptoms.
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What we have to do in CBT for psellismophobic person? Give me some stepwise idea about this.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
For those who are prone to stuttering might feel embarrassment, some kind of distress as well as fear in most cases. Psellismophobia is full blown condition / phobia. Cbt is one of the best form of treatment therapy for the same. We believe that our brain can be re-wired / reprogrammed just like the our pc could be programmable. In cbt the basic principle is to looking into the thought processes that lead to negative belief and behavior pattern. We believe that these unhealthy thought processes are continue the chain reaction of thinking, acting and believing leading the behavior to continue. For example" what will happen if I stutter? I always stutter when there are people around. The cbt aims at changing these thought processes and replace them with more positive thought processes, which is called cognitive restructuring. In other words it is all about changing the way you think about something so that your perception will also change and that will help reduce the problem. The first step in cbt is to notice your recurrent thoughts which are negative. These are the thoughts that works as a trigger. And write down these thoughts on a piece of paper. You may divide the page in 3 vertical columns and write down negative thoughts in first column. Second state is rational thinking - here you refute the negative statement with rational thinking, which we all could do when not currently in a stressful situation. For example, if a negative thought is" what will happen if I slutter? rational thought could be as simple as" these people are friends" or" in a conversation what is important is my participation. And in the third column write down positive affirmation - these are positive thoughts and positive statements that you consciously repeat. For ex" I am a confident and effective speaker. This will help you improve your confidence. The bottom line behind this is that you repeat this affirmative statement often enough that they gradually become habitual thoughts. When you are naturally thinking these positive thoughts that itself will improve your performance. Along with cbt you can also use regular meditation session to help you manage your stress better and to induce calmness which helps in the process. Visualization is also very effective way to change behavior. It works as begin with the end in my. Daily you see yourself speaking confidently and maintaining your calm, confident state of being while in conversation. You may also include how you are successfully working with your fear or embarrassment by changing your thought and body posture. This will also help change your behavior. Hope this helps.
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Hi I am 31 years female. I have been married since 9 years n I have also a son of 8 years old. I had been a victim of depression 4 years back after my father's death. That time I decided not to think about another child because I was not even able to take care of my son at that time. I used to have anxiety attacks at that time. But after that with the passage of time it got cured. I started to plan for my next issue 1 and half years back coz my husband wants another baby. My problem is that I could not decide whether I should go for this or not. Agr m one side sochti hu to I want another child on the other hand my mind starts to think ki mra beta ab bda ho gya hai n age difference kafi rhega n oll. I don't know what I exactly want. M second child chahti bi hu n taking treatment for this bt kabi kabhi mind opposite chlta hai. Ek bar mne conceive kr bi liya tha bt mind gets disturbed ki I should abort and all. Unfortunately I miscarried dat tym. Iske bad bi I am taking treatment bt my mind is nt fixed in fact mra mind muje khi ni chodta on one side khta hai ki second issue hona chaiye go 4 dis n on the second hand khta hai ki beta bda ho gya don't go for this. I am very confused. Is again I have been becoming victim of depression. What should I do I can't share my problem with any one. please help me. Plz.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Hi I am 31 years female. I have been married since 9 years n I have also a son of 8 years old. I had been a victim of...
Dear lybrate-user, due to present trends one child is not good in society every family they need two children, because single child they will be all alone, they con't share their emotions to anybody (fight, love, belonging) if brother or sister is there they can play together and share emotions each other many times single children are becoming psychos in present society two children is better than one.
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Hi I am 22 years old and I feel very inactive. I cannot concentrate on my work. What could be remedy forthis.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
Hi, feeling lethargic and inability to concentrate both point out to the possibility of high levels of non-managed stress. We sometimes get so accustomed to its presence that we don't actively work on reducing it. The first step for you is to look at your lifestyle - is it healthy? eat 4-5 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid packaged food. Try to sleep around the same time everyday and get 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Choose a physical activity that you enjoy and invest 30 minutes everyday in doing it. Engage in social conversations and do things that you enjoy. Also, focus on your thinking habits. Do you often catch yourself to be negative? what is your opinion of self and of others? often negative belief/thought system can lead to dissatisfaction and elevated stress levels. It will also reduce peace and harmony in your life. Practice meditation/yoga or any relaxation technique that you like. Consulting a psychologist will also help you in identifying and managing the causes of your stress. All the best!
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I am 28 years old, weight 90 kg, height 5.9 inches. I have lot of sweating and extra fats on both eye covers corner, some belly fat also, low concentration laziness filling sleepy and little bit depression also.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diabetic Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Yamunanagar
I am 28 years old, weight 90 kg, height 5.9 inches. I have lot of sweating and extra fats on both eye covers corner, ...
Start drinking lot of water in a day start exercising too start with walking. Start from 30 mins and continue till 60 mins start your day with lukewarm honey and lemon water follow a reducing diet consume salad before lunch consult privately with me for reducing diet chart.
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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
Psychologist, Palakkad
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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If I takes little tension then i. Feel problems in nervous system and muscles feel pain in nerves specially in head and stiffness in muscles in leg.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
If I takes little tension then i. Feel problems in nervous system and muscles feel pain in nerves specially in head a...
Hi lybrate-user, this is because of anxiety, you need to practice deep breathing exercise: find a quiet space where you can be alone with no distractions. Close the door, if possible. As you get used to this breathing exercise, you may be able to close out distractions and perform the exercise around others. Sit upright, with your back straight. You can sit in a chair, or sit on the floor with your legs crossed, whatever feels more natural. You can lie down if you must. Keep in mind, however, that sitting upright allows your lungs to fill to maximum capacity, which is best when practicing deep breathing place your arms on the arms of a chair or resting on your thighs. This removes the burden from your shoulders and aids in relaxation. For a count of four seconds, breathe deeply through your nose. Your lower belly should expand with the breath. For one to two seconds, simply hold the breath inside your chest. Now, exhale all of the air out of your lungs through your mouth. You should hear a" whoosh" sound as it leaves your mouth. Notice your belly deflating as you release the breath. To avoid hyperventilating, pause for a few seconds before taking a new breath. Do this entire sequence again for about five minutes. About six to eight cycles of breathing per minutes is considered effective at relieving anxiety. Nonetheless, you should find your own natural breathing rhythm that makes you comfortable. Practice deep breathing at least twice a day for five minutes each session. All the best.
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My son is 32 years old and doing job in corporate sector.Their nature of job is fraught with lot of anxiety. On 18 .03 2015 he measured his BP which showed 130/80 in morning 9 o,clock.There after at 12 noon the physician measured it and told that it is 150/90. I understand high BP at this age is very very damaging.Please advise how to control the BP without resorting to medication.Please note that his cholesterol level is 218.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Cholesterol is borderline high. Otherwise his BP appears to be on upper limit and anxious. Cut down cholesterol and Saturated fat. Let him try meditation and relaxation and investigate thoroughlly if he has essential Hypertension and hen need to control diet and exercise and organize a stress managed lifestyle. Yoga and meditation are advisable along with pranayama, If there is dyslipaedemia needs to take medication/ alternative medication available. Check out all investigations /or check HBA!C too and get back to me. There is no medication at this stage. He can follow natural methods and lets see and also reduce weight and take fruit diet/ alongwith.
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I am of 23 year old from last 2 to 3 month I am having more desire to have intercourse and many sexual thought are coming in my minds, this all causing interruption in my studies, and I am worried about this now, is this any kind of disease or problem? Suggest me!. Because of this all I masturbate many times and then feel guilty and shame,

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am of 23 year old from last 2 to 3 month I am having more desire to have intercourse and many sexual thought are co...
Masturbation and having sexual thoughts very frequently is normal for your age. If your routine gets affected because of these, kindly consult a psychiatrist to reduce the obsessive thoughts a bit so that activities of daily functioning do not get affected significantly
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I am suffering from the most serious disease that is trauma of my mothers death and I think my father will also die in nark os what should I do.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from the most serious disease that is trauma of my mothers death and I think my father will also die i...
Your mother's death must have been a very devastating experience for you. Mother's love and support is indespensible and losing your mother must have created a void in your life. Like you have mentioned, it is huge trauma for you and your father and truma has almost life long impact on the lives of the survivors. It is important to know how you reacted after her death if you have not cried or not shared/expressed you sad feelings then, it might create problems in future for you. Please allow yourself to feel all the pain and express your feelings. Trauma creates an" emotional wound" which has to be treated like a" physical wound" when someone is physically injured and has a deep wound, the doctor needs to apply medicines, and clean the wound periodically. This experience is very very painful for the patient, but if the patient does not do this, then it can create further complications. Emotional wounds are also like this. People many times prefer not to talk about it, suppress it, deny the pain. But this does not help. Like the physical wound, emotional wound needs dressing - which is understanding and talking about the pain. By expressing (by talking or crying) you will relieve your pain. Kindly do that. You can support your father and seek emotional support from him. You both need some more time to come out of it. If possible talk to a counsellor, who will help you understand death and the process of grief. Cherish the good times and memories you shared with your mother. While keeping her memories close to your heart, try to move on with life. Try to accomplish your mother's dreams for you. All the best and take care.
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Sir I am I'll and my body and head is aching some time I am feeling weakness so tall me what medicine can i take Please reply me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Sir I am I'll and my body and head is aching some time I am feeling weakness so tall me what medicine can i take  Ple...
Dear, the most common causes of weakness are * anemia * metabolic disorder (diabetes, hypothyroidism) * breathing problems (asthma, sinusitis) *digestion problems (diarrhea, gestric ulcers) * cervical spondylosis first check out your haemoglobin (hb), if your hb is low, then eat a lot of green vehetables and iron rich foods like apple, guava, sapotas (cheeku, beet root and oranges. Takeiron suppliments for increase in hb. If your hb level is normal then your all parts of body get adequate level of oxygen. 2. Take deep breaths atleast for 10-15 minutes twice a day. 3. Check out the blood sugar fasting in every 6 months. If blood sugar level, then take proper medicines for high sugar level. 4. In thyroid disorder, there is a feeling of weakness and tiredness. Check out your thyroid profile, if you feel tired even after the proper deit and medicines and take treatment. 5. In the morning, do medication regulary, do pranayam atleast for 5 -10 minute. It will make your hormones level normal.
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I am suffering from full body pain and this problem increasing day by day but not relief .I have gone through clinic tests .please give me solution of this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am suffering from full body pain and this problem increasing day by day but not relief .I have gone through clinic ...
Please Wake up early go for morning walk or jogging daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily daily Take Tab rumalaya by Himalaya 2... 2 Cap cytoneck E R 15 1 Reconsult after 15 days.
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Yesh I feel better after crying Since I am having this problem I often get angry nd lose my mind I do not want company Like to live alone.

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. Anger and aggression are emotions. Emotions need to be went out. Means you should get angry when your anger is triggered. Don't worry.
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I am very confused kind of person. I often fall in love again I have taken a wise decision to not marry. Not only that I am very uncomfortable with my work, my life. Sometimes it looks like I have achieved many things, sometimes nothing I can make count. How should I continue my normal life. Even many times I hallucinate people around me. Sometimes I have found suicidal thoughts. Please help.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Actually you want somebody who loves u. You need a soulmate. Visit an expert nearby or connect me to open your heart out and express for guidance.
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Anger Can Trigger Heart Attack or Stroke

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,

A flash of anger may precipitate heart attack or stroke in susceptible individuals within two hours of anger episode as per a systematic review showed by Murray Mittleman, Dr PH, of the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues in the European Heart Journal.

The relative risks estimated in this meta-analysis indicate that there is a higher risk of cardiovascular events after outbursts of anger among individuals at risk of a cardiovascular event, but because each episode may be infrequent and the effect period is transient, the net absolute impact on disease burden is extremely low. However, with increasing frequency of anger episodes, the risk increases.

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