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Dr. Roopa

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Roopa Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Roopa is an experienced Psychiatrist in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Jeevika Hospital in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Roopa and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Please advise as my son gets too angry sometimes. What to do?

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine,
Please advise as my son gets too angry sometimes. What to do?
Agrimony and cherry plum the bach remedies are useful to you. Take each five drops daily once for a month.
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Sir. My friend of mine years age is suffering from stammering. It came geniticallyfrom his grandfather. Is there is any cure in any type of medicine. Or atlest control the intensity. He is feeling shy nowadays as he is growing up. Pls suggest.

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
Stammering is a learned behavior, ask him to be confident and speak slow. Speech therapy will be of greater help. Ask him to consult a speech therapist.
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When I try to concentrate on any topic (studies) I am yawing! Is this normal to all? And I eat normal food.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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I am in depression. I am 49 years old and taking serta 25 tab. Please advise

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
You do not mention how long you have been depressed and on this medication. However, I suggest that you also seek some help from a counselor because relying on the medication alone is not enough especially if it is not giving you sufficient results. In counseling you will learn coping mechanisms and techniques to deal with the daily challenges of life. The combination of medication and therapy will give you the best outcomes. Apart from that you must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Sometimes just having diabetes itself can quite depressing. So, get that too under control and life will look up for you soon.
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I have recently started with my job, 2 months back and in the starting I was stressed because of work so I wasn't able to sleep at nights but now from last 15 days I am not stressed because of work but still I am not able to have a relaxed sleep. The whole night, I keep working in my dreams, I mean I keep doing the same work which I do in office and when I wake up I do not remember much about it and I feel tired. I get up minimum 7-10 times at night to see the timing. I tried listening to meditation music before sleeping but nothing is helping.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have recently started with my job, 2 months back and in the starting I was stressed because of work so I wasn't abl...
You are definitely under some stress and it si probably related to your work. It may settle on its own over time. But not getting enough sleep is bad medicine. So I suggest you do some of the following even if you have tried some of them: The lack of sleep, i.e. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I am on antidepressants from the last 6 years. I take lamitor, bupron, fluvoxin and modalert daily as prescribed by my doctor. It has provided me some improvement but the the issue it not completely resolved. The main problem is with the memory. Out of 7 days in a week around 3 days I find difficult to remember things for example my batch mate name. The day I do not take the medicine I keep forgetting after every 5 minutes. There is no mental stress in my life, therefore I don't know what exactly is the root cause. I have heard that mental stress might not be the only reason for depression. Even if it is depression I have never heard it to be linked with memory loss. I am a researcher in genomics and I do fell that some further research in this field could give some explanation. I daily do yoga where I daily put a few drops of medicated badam oil in my nose and as soon as I use it my mind feels relaxed. If I miss my medicine or do not use the oil, the memory loss becomes very evident. May me the oil has something to do with neurotransmitters. Earlier I took only fluoxetine for a couple of years but when I shifted to my present medicines, I found a drastic improvement but now it has become stagnant. Is there some better cure.

FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
What's your age, try ayurveda, take saraswatharistam, ashwagandha capsules, manasamitra vatakam tablet, there r many other effective medicines for the same, consult me private for further details
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Wt can I do for my anxiety plzz help me sir. I am facing some issues like lack of sleep. Weight gain. Dull skin etc.

M.A. Psychology, Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Certification in Psychometric Testing, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Wt can I do for my anxiety plzz help me sir. I am facing some issues like lack of sleep. Weight gain. Dull skin etc.
Weight gain could be die to anxiety however it is not confirmed. Try doing some relaxation methods and yoga etc to relieve your anxiety. However first of all, get yourself assessed by a psychologist to confirm your anxiety disorder and its level.
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Hello Doctor, I feel very low confident always by nature. I always feel that what ever is happening is because of my mistake. And anything I will do, will be wrong only or anything I will speak. So I want to know that is it because of my nature or there is something else.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is true that there is always something that we contribute to a situation, be it as minor as 1% too. But to blame yourself for all of the misery is not only not correct, it is not even possible. The reason you may be doing this is that you may feel inadequate before others and may not have a good self-image. If you do not recognize yourself and your worth in a proper manner, then you will continuously undermine yourself and in comparison to others you will always see yourself as low. You should attend a personality development course, personal grooming course, conversational skills course, elocution and public speaking courses, go for higher education, do good body building courses and aerobic exercises, and get some help with your emotions from a counselor. This may be a trait that you have developed because of some issues in your upbringing and in very rare cases there may be an inbuilt nature that you have inherited. But the good news is that it can be resolved.
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Sir when I trying to say something I fell stammering I take suggestion by physiatristAnd also done speech therapy but my problem not solve. What should I do?

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Let your mind relax- anxiety or nervousness is one of the major causes of stammering. Through proper relaxation this problem can be easily solved. When you are requiired to speak up and make people listen to what you have to say, give yourself a few minutes to clear your mind. It doesn't matter how long it takes to clear your mind. Once the mind has already reached the optimum state of relaxation, next step is to think positive thoughts. Think only positive thoughts and do not worry that you are going to stutter. This in itself is a great cure which will give you an inner confidence whenever you need to communicate. Think about someone you feel comfortable talking with. Start talking softly. Visualize thoughts and word. Read out loud. Slow down your speed of speech. Do relaxation and breathing exercises.
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I have heavy hairfall and when I wash my hair the hairfall is so severe that I sometimes fear going bald. Im only 17 years old .i have tried all kinds of supplements and shampoos but nothing works. My hair are not coloured. I hardly have dandruff but my hair are very dry and get tangled easily and whenever I use comb on my hair 100 strands fall out in all atleat 500-600 hair strands fall in one day. Please help me I am very depressed about it.

CIDESCO, DGA, DBT, DBC, MBBS
Trichologist, Mumbai
I have heavy hairfall and when I wash my hair the hairfall is so severe that I sometimes fear going bald. Im only 17 ...
Hello. Hairfall of 500-600 strands per day is really a depressing thing but worrying abt it more will not solve any problem. First check your haemoglobin n thyroid levels n let me know. Hairfall are due to many reasons like inadequate balanced diet, crash diet for weight loss, low haemoglobin levels, thyroid problems, stress, hereditary, smoking, alcohol consumption, etc. For hairfall use minotress 5% solution on scalp two times per day for 3 months. Trilast hair solution on scalp at night time. Use medicated shampoo like triclenz or hair 4 you for regular use. Juene hairoil 2-3 times per week. Tab nutricap-h once a day after food for 3 months. Apply home made hair masks once in month, ripe banana, honey, curd, egg white, you can use these. Include protein rich food, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits n juices in your diet. Drink 2-3 lit of water daily n 45 min of exercise is must. Thanx.
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I have lots of ego's problem ; sometimes I cant control it; become abnormal & I get lots of irritatin and tension. Doctor please help me to solve this ; some times I cant control myself I am really dieying because of this.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
I have lots of ego's problem ; sometimes I cant control it; become abnormal & I get lots of irritatin and tension. Do...
Get eq test. Find score of self eq, relax everyday, tolerance will develop. It will control anger to adjust in life and get success always. Thanks.
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Dealing With Anxiety Disorders in Youngsters

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dealing With Anxiety Disorders in Youngsters

In today's fast paced world, the number of cases of teenagers with serious mental health problems like anxiety disorders have quadrupled. An anxiety disorder affects the thinking, feelings as well as the behaviour of a young person. It is important to seek professional help if one sees any of the warning signs of anxiety disorder in a youngster. Most of the normal anxiety issues are short lived and the feelings may last for few hours. However, an anxiety problem becomes an anxiety disorder when anxious feelings are very intense, severe and last for weeks or months. They start interfering in a youngster's ability to socialise, learn and daily activities.

Let's talk specific:

1. Aviophobia: Fear of flying, also known as aviophobia, is an anxiety disorder classified as a situational Specific Phobia. The person with fear of flying, heights has a continuing and excessive fear triggered by flying or the thought of flying or heights. Typically, flying is avoided or endured with intense anxiety, which may take the form of a panic attack.

2. Claustrophobia: Claustrophobia is a fear of being in an enclosed space. Thus, being trapped in a lift scare those who have such phobia. Also, travelling through a tunnel or metro makes people anxious if you have claustrophobia. A person suffering can often feel distressed just with the thought of being in a bus, train or plane. Usually any small, enclosed space would trigger a panic attack, especially if you felt trapped.

The problem with this way of thinking is it spreads to other places. Subways, lifts, small rooms are the classic scenario, but the intense fear of the person  is not restricted just to these places. The fear and the panic can be experienced in any place where the person perceives a confinement, closeness or trapped feeling.

If anxiety disorder in a youngster is ignored and left untreated, it can have long-term consequences on the mental health and can hamper development. The first step is to talk with the youngster and others who might be able to help like a general practitioner, school counsellor, family members or other parents. Identification of a teenage anxiety problem is difficult as youngsters are good at hiding their feelings and thoughts. They are able to mask those feelings with aggressive behaviour or withdrawal.

Young people might be diagnosed with more than one type of anxiety disorder. Social phobia or social anxiety disorder occurs when one develops an intense fear of being judged or embarrassed in public. Excessive worry about everyday situations is called as generalised anxiety disorder. Panic disorder is repeated, unexpected panic attacks where one encounters panic in a situation where most people wouldn't be afraid. Excessive fear of being separated from home or a loved one is separation anxiety disorder.

There are many things that one can do to support the youngster mentally and reduce the risk. 

Strong family support and relationships have shown to help protect youngsters from anxiety disorders. Seeking professional help early for the youngster is the best thing one can do when symptoms are seen or the youngster is experiencing severe anxious feelings which are interfering with his normal activities.

One must not ignore or dismiss youngster's fears.

Encourage him gently to do things that make him anxious, but do not push him to situations that he does not want to face. Also, praise him for doing things he's anxious about. Refer the youngster as brave and not anxious or shy. Set up a role model for him by managing your own stress and anxiety. A professional help for an anxiety disorder is vital for youngster's healthy development. Psychological treatment concentrates on strategies to help youngsters cope up with anxiety. Anti-depressants drugs are used to reduce the symptoms of anxiety disorders. One should also stop or reduce consumption of caffeine products such as coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks and chocolate.

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Ow many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist,
Ow many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?
Acupuncture may be one of the technique to relieve stress. Changing life style /continuous treatment can be more helpful.
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I am in the habit of smoking and due to which I tired soon when I run or play so please help me to leave this habit.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the red blood cells and this will lead to easy exhaustion, fatigue, poor stamina and tiredness. You must quit immediately. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am 36 im having smoking habit this makes me evil but im not able get out this habit I want to become free from this. Is there any kind of remedies or medicine.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. 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. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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Some words are not pronounced clearly by me. How I can prounce the words clearly. And that disorder is from my childhood please suggest me how I should do?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Dear lybrate-user which words difficulty pronounce, if you do the place & manner of articulation you can pronounce clearly but first you consult the speech therapist near by your area then apply the technique.
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Continuous High fever, headache, cough, body pain, fatigue, eye pain (aankhe jal rhi hai. Plez suggest me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Continuous High fever, headache, cough, body pain, fatigue, eye pain (aankhe jal rhi hai. Plez suggest me.
If this is only ordinary fever, take homoeo medicine belladonna 30 (6 to 8 pills) --3 times (hourly) in the morning and arsenicum alb 30---3 times (hourly) in the evening. If the fever continues after 1or 2 days, have a check-up with local doctor. If dengue and swine-flu fevers are prevailing in your area, get tested for these fevers.
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I am facing depression from last 10 years. When I upset I feel anxiety and will talk overly. And I am feeling dehydrated and some stress in my brain. Ya that's my problem.

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 facing depression from last 10 years. When I upset I feel anxiety and will talk overly. And I am feeling dehydra...
Dear, clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. For other four treatment methods, I will help you. Please post a private question to me with all the details. Take care.
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Hello sir I have body pains and leg pains I don't have any medince for that pains daily I was suffer pains and clod please cure my problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello sir I have body pains and leg pains I don't have any medince for that pains daily I was suffer pains and clod p...
This problem may be due to Any medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem/Vit D deficiency Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency Stress/ anxiety Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. I recommend you to take Tablet Daily(Nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonderful result Consult me for further management
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I am suffering from anxiety depressive disorder. I am 33 year old. Its been there for years. I wake up early in morning and have headache all the day. I don't wanna take medicine. Please help.

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from anxiety depressive disorder. I am 33 year old. Its been there for years. I wake up early in morni...
Hello lybrate-user. I can understand from you that it must be tough living with this condition for so long. And you also seem to be concerned about taking medications. I would say that nowadays there are psychological interventions which can help someday who has anxiety and depression as a condition. You need to start meeting a mental health professional who would tell you whether you would require medication or not. Psychologists are trained to deal with most of the psychological problems. It would be good idea to get in touch with psychologist soon.
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