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Dr. Ranganath

MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Ranganath is one of the best Psychiatrists in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 12 years. He has completed MD - Psychiatry . You can visit him at Nimhans Hospital in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ranganath and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Psychiatry - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences - 2005
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Mental Illness - Treatment Options For It!!

MBBS, DPM, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Mental Illness - Treatment Options For It!!

Mental illnesses refer to an extended range of health disorders related to the mental condition of an individual which affect the health, mood and behavior of that person. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictive behaviors, schizophrenia, etc. are the different types of mental illnesses.

Mental illnesses can create a lot of trouble in the normal functioning of the day-to-day activities of a person's life. Here are some of the common treatment options available for relieving mental illnesses.

  1. Medications:  Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood-stabilizing medications, antipsychotic medications are some general types of psychiatric medications prescribed by the doctor, which can be consumed depending on the condition one is going through. Although these medications do not cure the person completely, it helps in improving the condition.
  2. Psychotherapy: This type of therapy involves talking to a mental health provider about your condition and other related issues. In other words, it is also called talk therapy. It helps a person to cope up with his/her stress. The duration of such a treatment varies. It may either take a few months or even longer, if required. This therapy can be carried out in a group, with family members or even face to face with the therapist.
  3. Brain-stimulation treatments: When the medications and psychotherapies fail to work in treating mental illness, this treatment is applied. It involves procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation.
  4. Hospital and residential treatment programs: In extreme cases of mental illness when a person becomes a threat to himself/herself, it is recommended that he/she be hospitalized to a psychiatric hospital.
  5. Substance abuse treatments: Substance abuse and mental illness go hand in hand. It worsens the condition of mental illness in an individual, if he/she cannot restrict the consumption of alcohol or drugs. In such circumstances, an individual needs to talk to the doctor regarding the treatment options for stopping substance abuse.
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I have question for my friend. He finished 12th std. @ 2015. His aim is to become a doctor. So he dropped a year and prepared for entrance exams. I also joined in the same year. We are not friends at that time. After joining as always I concentrated on my studies. And finally got 333 marks out of 720. But he has not prepared for exams throughout the year since he has got diverting towards love. So he got around 132. We both became friends after that and dropped one more year and studied. Now I got 431. My chances are high to get a MBBS seat in govt. College. But he has got 138. I think its not at all an improvement than last year. But this year he has studied a lot, practised. But he got nervous in exam hall and so he couldn't get it. Now he is planning to drop one more year. I have no confidence, but he is very stubborn that he can study only medicine not any other. His parents also accepted his decision. I have convinced a lot, but no use. So What could he do in this situation? He guarantee me that he would device a plan and he would crack the exam. Should I believe him? You think he could make it? Please I want a good support from you.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
You are a very good human being and friend but let me tell you that if your friend is not ready to understand your concern regarding him he will never understand. So it's better to leave him with his decisions as his parents are also supporting his decisions. The best you can do is that tell him to make a plan B. As soon as he makes plan B he will give his 100% to his plan A i.e. medical entrance exam. Guide him how to prepare for the exam. He might be doing it the wrong way. If he is adamant about his decision then you also start supporting him and boost his morale. You don't have any other choice...:)
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Sir, as everyone use to say and also doctors that smoking and drinking is injurious for our health because it causes cancer. Sir I used to smoke a lot but now I controlled myself and left smoking 7 months ago. I'm Lil worried about my health. Does it still cause me cancer? Do I need to take any medicine or consult to doctor? What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Anurag, Smoking and drinking is injurious to health.Good that u had quit smoking, but the toxicity of the cigarette tar and effect of alcohol on you liver remains there, we can detoxify ur body to reduce n eliminate the effect of smoking and drinking. For that I have some mediation with me 1) Take Aloevera and Berry Juice which is available with me ,it will help to detoxify ur liver kidney lungs and also all the other major systems and entire body. 2) you can use detoxification patches to apply on you sole will cleanse your body.Sole is considered humans second heart. You can feel free for further communication. Thanka
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Mentally disorder mine alway disturb when I have more work during work at office.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Mentally disorder mine alway disturb when I have more work during work at office.
It happen with every person to get mentally streesed or disturb if loaded with more work. To combat it .exercise .you can perform yoga and meditation to relieve your stress. Go for morning walks if possible, eat nutritious and healthy food, you can try spas and relaxing body massages also.
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Hello doctors, I'm a science student in 12th now. I had a gf, but unfortunately she is no more. But I am suffering from a strange problem, my mind is not listening me. My mind always will To have sex, even to the girls I respect and don't wanna lose from a good relationship. What should I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello doctors, I'm a science student in 12th now. I had a gf, but unfortunately she is no more. But I am suffering fr...
Hi lybrate-user, You need to control your mind and not let your thoughts disturb you. Practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, non judging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing.
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Due to family issues I went into depression at an early age, and to overcome it I started abusing drugs and alcohol. This has affected me a lot I regards to studies, relations, social status and health. I have lost 12 years of my life, but now I feel enough is enough and want to get back on track with my life, since all my friends and cousins have gone ahead with their lives while I am still stuck in the loop. Please HELP.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Due to family issues I went into depression at an early age, and to overcome it I started abusing drugs and alcohol. ...
Dear lybrate-user, Family issues can be resolved in many ways than getting into drugs and alcohol. Now please continue to motivate yourself to quit drugs and alcohol. It is difficult but not impossible. Try and take the help of a psychiatrist, if you can not do it by yourself. The psychiatrist may help you to resolve family problems also. Though you may start late, you can still go ahead with your life. You need not compare yourself with others. Compare yourself with what you were all these 12 years.
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Has medical science conclusively found the cause of clinical depression or paranoia? genetics? stress? why does the brain physiology of people suffering from mental illness differ from those of' normal' people? can it be said with surety that all mental illnesses are self inflicted?

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
No medical science have not found a single cause. The reason why a person develops depression and other psychiatric illness is multifactorial. Many factors like genes, brain chemical changes, personality and stressful situations all contribute to the psychiatric illness. None of the the mental illness is self inflicted.
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Am I an introvert? I don't like people getting to much into my life, I get irritated quickly, if my parents ask me any sorts of question I fire up, not wanting to meet new people, in short I'm happy and at my best only within my circle. I like to have my own space. I do have a bf but I'm never rude to him and I kind of see myself as a different person a better person with him.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Am I an introvert? I don't like people getting to much into my life, I get irritated quickly, if my parents ask me an...
Yes. You are an introvert. But being an introvert is not bad thing. Most people are not comfortable outside their own circle but this is not a problem for most of them. To overcome this, you can practice by having conversation with other people and face your fears. It is not easy in the beginning but it can help gradually.
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I am not able to concentrate on my studies and I feel very much stressful and I get tired really fast.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
YOu need to check your blood to see if you have anemia or any other disease. ANd try meditation and yoga for mind concentration. Learn to relax mind.
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I'm a medical student what is the best time to study well with full concentration and to study actively. please do guide me. I want to study very well.

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. There is nothing like perfect time to study. It totally depends on your preparedness, freshness etc. The best time to study is when you are fresh, free from any mental or physical stress. Therefore naturally, it comes as morning. But if you are a late night studying person, you will never be fresh in the morning. Therefore, you can have your own choice of study time according to your preference and schedule. Ensure 6 hours sleep, physical exercise or activity, entertainment and social interaction. Take care.
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I am 20 years old boy. I often find an immense need of a girlfriend & physical relationship. Is this right or wrong please give some tips or advice.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 20 years old boy. I often find an immense need of a girlfriend & physical relationship. Is this right or wrong p...
It is very natural at your age to have an urge of physical relationship and an intimate friend. You are only 20 and actually this is the prime time in your life to focus on your career. Please remember that what ever you can achieve by studying now, will be helpful for you for the rest of the life. If you get distracted now, your studies and career will suffer. And ultimately your future will be affected. So for the time being, do not do anything out of desperation. Do not fall under peer pressure to have a girl friend. For your sexual urge, you can try masturbation. You will be relieved of your tension. But please remember, masturbation is healthy only when you want to relieve yourself of sexual urge. It should not be done as a habit. Compulsive masturbation is harmful for your future relationship.
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My friends say I have different character at different times. I also forget things which I have done just a minute ago. Sometimes I feel very depressed due to my character. Please help me out.

PhD psychology, MSc psychology, MS(Counselling and psychotherapy), psychological counsellors course, Transactional Analysis Psychology 101 and advanced
Psychologist, Indore
My friends say I have different character at different times. I also forget things which I have done just a minute ag...
Without exactly knowing the way you were nurtured, we cannot arrive in a conclusion. Based on some tests and evaluations only, I prefer giving you counselling. The rest all are of a layman's understanding. The engrossed or preoccupied mind tends to miss out some data and its working style. I truly believe you have a pile of emotions or some unresolved emotional issue which hinders your fully functional life. For best results, please consult a mental health professional who is qualified to deal with your issues. There are some chances of your personality issues which are to be addressed also. Hence, do not jump into conclusions without analysing what is your make-up. Thanks.
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Hi. I am taking clonazepam .5 mg in morning and .5 mg in the evening. Sometimes I break it in half .25 mg twice a day. I want to taper off the clonazepam so I saw a NaturalCare Anxiety Relief Homeopathic product is it ok to take it and when should I take it during the day. Thanks.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi. I am taking clonazepam .5 mg in morning and .5 mg in the evening. Sometimes I break it in half .25 mg twice a day...
Dear Brinda, It is a good decision to taper off clonazepam. If you have started taking it for relief from anxiety, please practice few relaxation techniques. In that way, you can keep your anxiety to an optimum level to function properly.
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Hello Doctors, My Sons Age is 31 years old he smokes daily btut not a chain smoker, iam afraid of his health so please tell me is there any cure for rather than uicting.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Talk to him, if he listens to you respects you he will try to stop it. Tell him to limit smoking instead start having nicorette chewing gum. Tell him the repercussions of having it and how it is affecting family.
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I am 55 years old suffering from depression since last 6 yrs. I am taking medicine Rantac300, c'pram s5, trapex 2, amixide h. M feeling very weakness, and had sexual problem after taking above medicine.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 55 years old suffering from depression since last 6 yrs. I am taking medicine Rantac300, c'pram s5, trapex 2, am...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.
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My brother is 25 years old. He is a sardar. My father had a transferable job. So people in other cities do not know much about them. Often, fun used to be made of his' jooda' (head bun). Also, sometimes my father used to humilate him or tell him to get out of the house. He still remembers what my father used to do. My father loves both of us a lot but when angry he used to behave like this. He was an extreme, when he used to love, he went of the way and when he was angry, he would go crazy. Over the years, he has mellowed down. My mother is a typical mother, very soft and lovable. My brother dominates over her. He used to hit her often (when no one was around). Once my brother crossed the limit(he was around 18 years), my mother went to her brother' s place. After that he stopped hitting but now he has stopped going to any of the relatives(maybe due to embarrasment). He didn' t go to college. He completed his course via correspondence. Earlier, he used to go for a walk to a nearby park. Now he has stopped it ( he fears something will fall on him or someone will hit him). Once he fell ill due to a stomach infection. Now he feels that something is entering his mouth and he keeps spitting every now and then. He keeps washing his hands and keeps rinsing his mouth. He doesn' t go out to open the door for fear of infection. He doesn' t eat food with his hands (my mother breaks the roti and he eats it with his spoon). My parents had gone to a psychiatrist befor. The doctor said that he is suffering from ocd and a lot of negativity. He even said that my brother is too sharp and for once even the doctor was confused. My father used to earlier think that he was lazy but now he he has accepted that he needs treatment. The problem is till my brother does not willingly get himself treated, it is of no use. My mother continues to do his work thinking that he is ill. He literally keeps her on her toes. Of late, my brother hardly takes bath and keeps sleeping for 16-18 hours. Whenever I try to ask him about what he wants to do with his future, he gets angry and tries to avoid the question. I would also like to mention that he had suffered from tb when he was 17 years. Kindly help/suggest/advice.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Your mother need to be counselled that your brother is suffering from ocd and she can not help him throughout his life and if ocd is not treated on time it will be difficult to treat and can turn into psychosis.
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I am vijay. I am very depressed from 15 days. I do not know how to behave with girl because of that reason girls hate me so I request you please give me right suggestion to became good friend with girl.

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Guwahati
I am vijay. I am very depressed from 15 days. I do not know how to behave with girl because of that reason girls hate...
You need to be polite with girls and talk to them in a manner that is friendly, don't be rude with them and don't be have arrogantly in front of them. Just be natural and you will make more friends. If you hv any issues you can book a audio call with me on Lybrate.
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Dear sir, I am 34+ yrs. I had used finpecia & finax tablet earlier to arrest hair falling. Does this pill have any bad side effect like prostate cancer or impotency. For few days after waking up in morning I am feeling back pain in spine, numbness in my right leg, pain in belly left side near waist, urine has become deep yellowish even sometime feel pain. So please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
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I am 34+ yrs. I had used finpecia & finax tablet earlier to arrest hair falling. Does this pill have any ba...
Hello sir, hairfall can be treated by homoeopathy without side effects. There are many homoeopathic remedies for headache sepia, acid phos, nat mur, phos, kali carb, kali sulph, bry, silicea, canth, etc. To select perfect remedy for you
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