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Dr. Sailaja

M.B.B.S, D.P.M

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

23 Years Experience
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Dr. Sailaja M.B.B.S, D.P.M Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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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
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; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Sailaja is a renowned Psychiatrist in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. She has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 23 years. She is a M.B.B.S, D.P.M . You can meet Dr. Sailaja personally at Sneha Clinic in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sailaja on has a nexus of the most experienced Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 31 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


M.B.B.S - Rangaraya Medical College - 1995
D.P.M - Andhra Medical College - 2000
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MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Dr. what are the benefits of drinking flirt vodka green Apple can it help in reducing stress?
No. Not at all. Alcohol due to its intoxicating effect may give a feeling of momentary disinhibition that a person falsely interprets as relief from anxiety. I the long run alcohol may actually contribute to anxiety disorders in at risk individuals.
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Need help for stop drinking already use psychology help and use medical help from Ihbas used Aa meetings any one given me solution used all ways for example counseling from. Doctor take medicine.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I think medicines with intensive counselling in the form of MET and RPT will be needed. Depending upon the situation, either inpatient or out patient may be required. I suggest that you don't lose heart and give up. In order to help you better, I will need more details from you such as previous records and detailed description of the amount and nature of drinking behavior. Please revert back with these details. Take care! Remember that people with far worser situation get better! Don't worry!
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I have recently started my first job and my age is 9: 30 am to 7: 30. The job is a bit stressful but as it is as per my profession so I like working so long but somehow my body is not allowing me to work days and nights. I mean I am having so much pressure in my brain and I am not in a position to fix it. Pressure regarding tasks, seniors, juniors etc. Please help me out wide a way 2 get free of stress in brain.

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I have recently started my first job and my age is 9: 30 am to 7: 30.
The job is a bit stressful but as it is as per ...
To release your pressure, you need to work on ur thoughts which make u stressed out. Think practically n in a positive way. Rational thoughts release anxiety. Trust yourself, believe in your strengths
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I am suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder from a long period, but today I got to know that it is a mental illness. So I need help regarding that and also the treatment for this. Please prescribe me some medication regarding my problem.

Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder from a long period, but today I got to know that it is a mental illness. ...
It's completely curable. Good you are seeking help take next step and discuss your problem in detail with a mental health professional Consult with me or any psychologist for therapy and counseling Connect with me through text or audio on Lybrate app You will be good to go.
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Doctor now a days I am feeling more complex about myself. If someone tease me or scold me I am become upset the whole day and thinking about that always. I can't able to take it easy. And I am afraid to face them next time. Pls help me overcome my complex.

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Hi Shankar... There are some good Medicine like staphysagria and pulsatilla which can resolve this issue... But to confirm the final medicine we need more details... You may consult through lybrate...
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I am 21 years I have been suffering form adjustment disorder for 2 years actually doctor told me you duration for taking medication will be for 2 years I finished my 2 years but still I am taking these tablet zosert 50 mg why my medication does not stop.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 21 years I have been suffering form adjustment disorder for 2 years actually doctor told me you duration for tak...
Kindly ask your doctor if you can reduce and observe for some time. Try to find out if symptoms relapse, if so continue with psychiatrist advise. Also ask for CBT, from psychiatrist or clinical psychologist so medications can be tapered down.
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Depression in Children - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of The National Academy) (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Depression in Children - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Depression in children is not a very uncommon phenomenon. But if the feeling of sadness persists over a period of time with little or no change to their behavior, then it can be seen as a symptom of depression. Children who are suffering from depression need immediate and utmost care as negligence may cause severe long term effects on the child. Read on to find more about them.

Symptoms that indicate childhood depression vary. Some of the different symptoms which indicate depression are:

  1. Social withdrawal
  2. Irritability
  3. Feeling of worthlessness
  4. Difficulty in concentrating
  5. Reduced ability to function during events
  6. Continuous feelings of sadness
  7. Physical complaints


  1. Depression in children can be caused due to the combination of a multitude of reasons.
  2. Children from a family history of depression are more likely to be suffering from depression. â€‹Similarly, if the parents suffer from depression then it is more than likely that the child will also suffer from depression.
  3. Children from conflicted families or children and teens who are prone to substance or alcohol abuse can suffer from depression.
  4. Reasons such as physical health, environment, genetic vulnerability or biochemical disturbance can lead to depression.

The treatment process of depression in children is similar to that of adults and can be treated with psychotherapy and medication. If your child is depressed consult a general physician who after his or her diagnosis may refer you to a psychiatrist. The medical specialist will recommend psychotherapy.

In some instances, a child suffering from depression maybe be suicidal. Parents are advised to be vigilant and observe certain behavioral changes that the child may have adapted to or suddenly switched to.
Some of the signs are mentioned below:

  1. Changes in eating, sleeping or activities
  2. Isolating oneself even from family
  3. Talking of suicide, feeling helpless or hopeless
  4. Increased risk taking behavior
  5. Substance abuse
  6. Giving away possessions

Sessions at first and then opt for antidepressant medication if no significant progress is seen. The best results often result from a combination of prescribed medication along with multiple sessions of psychotherapy.

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Drug Abuse - Understanding The Pattern!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Raigarh
Drug Abuse - Understanding The Pattern!

Is someone close to you into drugs? Are you concerned about him or her having a drug problem? There are several patterns of drug abuse, which help you to determine the extent of drug abuse a person is undergoing. It is important for you to recognize your dear ones’ drug use patterns and analyse whether you need to take further steps. The different drug abuse patterns are classified as follows:

  1. Hard drug use
    • Hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine are considered to be the most dangerous in terms of their harmful effects on health and behavior.
    • They are associated with risks of addiction. Most people start with such drugs recreationally, but addiction can set in very quickly.
    • People engaging in hard drugs are subjected to high risk behavior. They usually become isolated and live in their own world, away from society.
  2. Frequent drug use
    • The frequency of drug abuse is not good enough for determining, if a person is addicted.
    • People engaging themselves in binge drinking during weekends can have serious issues in spite of not drinking every day.
    • Frequent drug use indicates a person’s drug tolerance and dependence. A person who drinks or uses drugs regularly is quite likely to continue this pattern.
  3. Early drug use
    • People who start taking drugs from early adolescence are at an enhanced risk of developing drug problems in their adulthood.
    • The earlier a child gets into drugs, the sooner they become addicts.
    • During adolescence, a person’s body and brain still undergo development and any kind of drug-related consequences may be quite severe.
    • Drug use from an early age is quite a common phenomenon.
  4. Solitary drug use
    1. Teenagers who use marijuana, cigarettes and alcohol while they are alone are at a higher risk of developing drug problems later in life.
    2. They are quite likely to have poor physical health by the age of 23, compared to social drug users.
    3. Solitary drug use is also quite a common aspect that prevails.
  5. Escapist drug use
    1. The reasons for using alcohol and drugs vary from person to person.
    2. People who use drugs for coping with stress, medicating anxiety or depression, and building self-esteem are prone to becoming addicts.
    3. Teens using substances for coping with boredom and grief are highly subjected to drug problems.

A lot of people drink on some occasions, and try some substance just for the sake of experimenting. However, when the substance starts affecting your career, relationships and activities, a pattern of drug use is recognized. These patterns increase the risk of addiction, no matter how many months, years or weeks a person is engaged in them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Hi sir. How r u. This is vishnu. I'm suffering from short term memory. please help me.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia or alzheimer's are not common. Many young people do complain having problems with memory. These problems are due to either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. You may contact a clinical psychologist or neurologist for memory test and further investigation. Take care.
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My son is 15 years old and will be appearing board exams this March. We have noticed that in spite he is doing lot of efforts in his studies and even solving most of the papers right while at home but some how not able to give same result while giving his school prelims. So feeling slightly trusted. Should we consult counselor?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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