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Dr. Sailaja

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

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

21 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
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 21 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 Lybrate.com.

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M.B.B.S - Rangaraya Medical College - 1995
D.P.M - Andhra Medical College - 2000
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I am 24 year old and now I am suffering from laziness and sleeping problem. Gow can I concentrate on study?

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I am 24 year old and now I am suffering from laziness and sleeping problem. Gow can I concentrate on study?
Loss of interest in anything makes you lazy and you may have sleeping problems also. Plan your life and have an objective in your life. It will make you feel good about yourself. After planning your objective you feel energetic and focused. Once you planned your objective or aim, you list out your execution plans for your objective. This will bring back your concentration.

I am 48 years old, my right hand paining from 2 months. what could be the reason ?

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Press all points in both palms. Give acupressure in the dip of crease of thumb and the index finger. Apply pressure where there is pain. Consult after 5 days

Hii i'm ayush I hv an elder sister nd she is suffering from depression. Give some ideas or any other treatment to cure her?

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I am suffering from severe headache since one week and severe body pains since three days. What medicines should I prescribe to cure them?

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Is hookah smoking is really dangerous can it decrease vital capacity of lung and can it produce chance of cancer.

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Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. Hookah is also equally dangerous. Smoking hookah can also increase the chance of cancer. Quit smoking tobacco. Take care.

I think I have a more of a mental or a psychological problem. I cannot open up my feelings with other people whether they may be my family or friends. Also I keep constantly lying to them for no apparent reason. I think I need some help in this part. Also my attitude towards any work is not serious at all. I need to improvise on that. Any good suggestions?

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You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.

I have acidity problem der is nothing happening in stomach but I have high problem of acid reflux and also upper body pain.

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I have acidity problem der is nothing happening in stomach but I have high problem of acid reflux and also upper body...
Acid reflux is a severe form of acidity problem arising due to lifestyle issue. Reflux occurs when lower food pipe mechanism fails to prevent stomach contents from rising up to food pipe. Hiatal hernia is one of the cause. Need to undergo upper gi endoscopy and if diagnosed will required to be seen by gi surgeon. I normally do surgery for those patients with hiatal hernia with reflux who responds positively to anti reflux medications.

I want to quit smoking.Please suggest me

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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.

I can't write. I feel very fear when I want 2 write & often miss d letters frm my mind, initially I miss some letters only but now I feel each letter is missing, words come in my mind but I can not write them, I am very depressed & fearful. Plzz help me.

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I can't write. I feel very fear when I want 2 write & often miss d letters frm my mind, initially I miss some letters...
Hi lybrate-user, I understand your fear but can you see you just wrote whole sentences with punctuation marks and full words. Realize that you can cope with it. Practice mental rehearsal - doing well and deep breathing exercise to calm your anxiety. The above written question is a proof for that. Revert back all the best.

Hi, I am a women of 29 years. I have not completed a year of my marriage. It is a love marriage after ten years of courtship. Though, my partner did not want to marry me as he got bored with me. He does not take care of me, but often he suddenly takes care. Though, it is very few. I want love and care from my husband. He never understands me and always stay busy in himself. Day by day I am getting depressed and sometime I think to suicide. But only for my parent I cannot take this step. If I am living then I want to be happy. I don't know what to do? Even sometime I hate myself and I do not see my face in mirror. I think I am headache for all. I want to live happy and make everyone happy including my husband. But I am unable. Day by day my confident is reaching the bottom. I am MA in English, but my husband always humiliates me and says that I am good for nothing. It hurts me very much, he never feels me and always treats me as a maid servant. Even he says that I am inferior to his pet dog. I cannot take this all this, but want to give chance to my marriage. I feel less energetic all the time and neglected too. Please say me what to do?

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For such a long courtship, this can often be the result. Within a year of courtship marriage should have been initiated. There may be very many reasons for that I am sure and not all of them are good. Now that you are getting treated in this manner is something you should never allow anyone do so. And you should never die for any man unless you were in the process of saving him. You are fortunately an educated girl and with some street smartness you can at least get something done. When he is nice to you, grab him and go for marriage counseling. Be firm with him at other times, even if you want his love. He is treating you with abuse and disdain. You have become so disdainful of yourself because of his treatment that you have become your own worst enemy. You sound like someone with a serious rejection issue. You have to love yourself and take good care of yourself if you want him to love you. Not committing suicide for your parents sake is not the best of reasons: you need to love yourself so much that you will never do that to yourself, ever. So when you have exhausted all the chances for this marriage to work, then you can even call it off. Do not stay in a continuing relationship of abuse.

I am 42 years old man having anxiety and depression .What should I do?

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Panic attacks and anxiety disorder can be managed with the help of psychotherapy, meditation, exercise and life style changes. Please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.

I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time.
Yu can try mind control by meditaion and yoga, reading books and music .If not OK you need an antidepressants

Sir/ mam I appeared many exam like cds assistant commandment state exam but I not appeared in interview all time this drawn me in depression after that I take alcohol after some time I drink heavy alcohol I want to get rid from depression and alcohol for better future Thinks.

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I appeared many exam like cds assistant commandment state exam but I not appeared in interview all time this...
YOu have to fight depression and alcohol is not the solution and by repeated attempts you will succeed in future . Do meditaion and yoga for mind control and calmness

I smoke 8 times a day. Still want to increase. Tell me how to make my mind to decrease.

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That effect is called the increasing tolerance for the substance. For all addictive substances the body and mind can tolerate it and more and more of the substance is required to have the same effect as the first time you the the substance. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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 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 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. 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.

Hi I take lustral 50 (zoloft) for 2 years and I want to take a probiotic supplement in addition to lustral . Is there any interactions between lustral and probiotic supplements ? I read that probiotics can affect gut bacteria balance and then affect brain chemicals (it affects gaba receptors as I read ) ? Can probiotic supplements be a cure for anxiety disorder ? Hope to get your help and reply thanks.

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Hi I take lustral 50 (zoloft) for 2 years and I want to take a probiotic supplement in addition to lustral . Is there...
There is no conclusive evidence to suggest use of probiotics in anxiety disorder. Use of probiotics with sertraline also does not have any significant untoward adverse events reported so far.

Hello, I am 27 years old male and I am a massive smoker. What should I do to quit it?

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Motivate urself. Start tab bupropion xl150 mg at night. Tab nicotex chewable whenever there is craving for smoking.

I lost dome body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all.

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I lost dome body close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear cause grief and grief related depression is usual. Such depression may last for some days or even weeks. After that it will come down. If you dtill have the depression for more than 2 months, you need online counselling and adjustment therapy. Take care.

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How's your concentration?

We all know what concentration means: giving your close, undivided attention to something.

But it's one thing to know what it means and another to be able to concentrate on your studies!

Many students complain that they just can?t concentrate, in other words, their minds race from one thing to another and their thoughts are all over the place - except on their studies. If you feel like this, you?re not alone. But what?s to be done?

Firstly, you should know that everyone has the ability to concentrate: think of a time when you were totally engrossed in something you really enjoyed, for example a movie, a book, a game of rugby or netball. You can concentrate: the trick is to use the right strategies to unlock your natural ability to concentrate and apply these to your studies.

Tips and strategies to improve your concentration

Choose the right place to study

Your choice of study space can influence your level of concentration. So, to promote concentration:

Choose a dedicated study space in an environment conducive to study.
Make sure you have a good chair, a table or desk, somewhere to store your books, a PC, adequate lighting, and good ventilation.
Make sure your study space is tidy, organised and a pleasant place in which to work.
Put a 'Do not disturb' sign on the door.
Leave your cell phone outside or turn it off.
If you like music in the background, that?s okay, as long as it?s not a distraction. (Research on productivity with music versus without music is inconclusive.)
Plan

Draw up a study timetable and stick to it.
Accommodate your day/night-time energy levels.
Get into a routine and make study a habit.
Divide your work into logical sections that have a beginning and an end: our brains are holistic and you?ll find it easier to work on something that forms a whole than something that's left hanging midway.
Set yourself a time limit before you start, for example: 'I?ll summarise Chapter 2 in 40 minutes'
- By doing this, you're setting yourself a goal and,
- when you set a time limit, your subconscious mind starts working on completing the task in the time available.
Study for about 30-45 minutes, review what you?ve learned, then take a 5-10 minute break. Why? Because research has shown that we
- remember best when we study for shorter periods, and then recap and consolidate what we have learnt, as opposed to longer periods when we have to struggle to stay focused and alert.
- learn better at the beginning and end of a study period. (Think of a movie: it?s often easier to remember the beginning and the end than the middle). So, take regular breaks and build lots of beginnings and ends into your study.
Focus

Before you begin studying, take a few minutes to think about what you?ll achieve.
Write down your goals for the study period, i.E. Summarise pages 40-65, complete the outline of Assignment 1.
Make sure you have everything you need: your notes, stationery, water, a healthy snack, etc.
Use active learning to keep you focused.
If you have a lot of reading to get through, try the SQ3R method.
Build in variety

Change the subject or study strategy every few hours ? this will lessen the chance of your becoming bored and stale.
Use your study break for exercise (or perhaps housework); this changes the pace and helps to get rid of extra adrenalin.
Alternate reading with more active learning exercises, for example: mindmapping or writing model answers.
Just say 'Stop'

Every time you notice your thoughts wandering, tell yourself to 'stop' and then consciously bring your thoughts back to your studies.
Repeat this each time your mind wanders, and re-focus.
Initially, you might have to do this many times each study session but with practice, you'll find that you are able to focus for longer periods at a time.
If you find it almost impossible to re-focus, it could be that you need a break:
- Take a five-minute break, have a glass of water, and try again.
- You could also try switching to another subject or topic, or using a different study strategy.
Don't waste your time and energy trying to stop yourself from thinking of something, that?s almost impossible. Instead, write your thoughts down on a piece of paper and put it aside to deal with during your ?worry time?! (See below.)
Schedule worry time

Allow yourself to worry but only at certain set times during the day.
Decide beforehand when and for how long you?re going to worry, for example: set aside ten minutes 'worry time' before Shortland Street (or whatever your favourite programme is). Then, when something distracts you while you're studying, or if you start to feel anxious about something during the day, write your thoughts down and set them aside, telling yourself you?ll deal with them during your 'worry time.
Remember:
It?s important to write your 'worries' down - it?s far easier to refocus on your studies if you know you won?t forget whatever it is that?s troubling you.
Stick to your worry time(s) and use the whole time you set aside. If you don?t have enough to worry about to fill the time, make a conscious decision to reduce the length of your worry time.
Keep a list of your worries ? if something keeps coming up, deal with it! Rather spend some time sorting the issue out than allowing it to keep distracting you and preventing you from reaching your goals.
Learn actively

Last, but definitely not least, to help you concentrate and remember, learn actively. Active learners do something with what they have learnt. They

put what they have learnt into their own words.
compare what they are learning with what they already know.
link new facts to what they already know.
apply what they are learning to their own situation, and
use the new information.

What problems we can face if we smoke weed regular? What is the process to reduce smoking weeds and cigratte.

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Smoking weed leads to mental illness and physical diseases/ Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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