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Dr. Saranya Devanathan

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Dr. Saranya Devanathan is a renowned Psychiatrist in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. You can visit her at Agadi Hospital and Research Centre in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Saranya Devanathan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 50 years old man. I am suffering from depression since 5 years. This is due to fall of hair from entire body i.e Alopecia totalis. What is the solution.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 50 years old man. I am suffering from depression since 5 years. This is due to fall of hair from entire body i.e...
You have to realise all people have some disease or other and think positively. Do meditation and yoga for mind control and if not successful you need medication
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I am 21 years old b.tech final year student. I am feeling pressure for getting a job. Where most of my friends are placed now. I am feeling sometime very lonely and hopeless. I am trying to doing my best. But depression increase day by day. And when I am sitting for a examination, I am feeling nervous. No friends are talking with me, because they are very busy. I am feeling lonely that's why. Can you please say how to get rid from this problem?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old b.tech final year student. I am feeling pressure for getting a job. Where most of my friends are pl...
Getting a job will be very important no doubt. You must active about seeking it soon. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, 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, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch 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 scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Hi, I am a 17 years old boy. I can't concentrate on my studies. Whenever I opens my book I feel sleepy. I feels weakness every time.

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, you must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. I can help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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My name is nayan, 28 year old male from bangalore. I feel I got anxiety disorder. I always feel a sense of fear. Kindly help me.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My name is nayan, 28 year old male from bangalore. I feel I got anxiety disorder. I always feel a sense of fear. Kind...
As we are growing up, we learn many things from our elders and from the environment. Anxiety and fears are all because of our conditioning since childhood. It will be very important to know, in what situations you feel more anxious. Even about the unknown fear, you need to think more and understand what are you scared of? and what has caused this? once you know this, then it will be easier for you to get rid of this. A counsellor will be of great help. Unless you are diagnosed with" anxiety disorder" by a psychologist or a psychiatrist, please don't label yourself with anxiety disorder. If any medication is given to you, please take it under doctor's supervision. Do not give negative messages to your own self. Have faith in your abilities. Try to improve your physical and mental strength. Good luck.
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I'm suffering from anxiety, I took medications and now I'm somewhat better but still I'm fearing worrying without reasons or small reasons.

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I'm suffering from anxiety, I took medications and now I'm somewhat better but still I'm fearing worrying without rea...
Hi lybrate-user, Anxiety can be caused by recurring worrisome thoughts. Breathe these throughts out. Learn to focus on the present. The Medicines will alleviate the symptoms but you need to work on the problem from the inside out, take it our from the root. Seek help from a counsellor/ psychologist. Also, try yoga and deep breathing. You can reach me here if you would like to book a session. Feel better soon.
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I think I have Pure OCD. But not sure. Is it even a thing? Is it recognized in India? Can I get help for it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Many people have OCD in India and are successfully treated. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly. Consult any psychiatrist in person or online and get treated. All the best.
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Hello, sir/ Mam Recently I am facing break up with my boyfriend. Now he is getting married. Now we both don't talk with each other I am trying to divert my mind whole day I remain busy whole day but at night I am feeling restless. Not able to sleep properly. Always something about my past is running in my mind. Usually I am crying at night thinking about my past. Is this a symptom of depression. I want to get rid of from this feeling. Should I take sleeping pills? Please suggest me what I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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Recently I am facing break up with my boyfriend. Now he is getting married. Now we both don't talk wi...
Obviously, your boyfriend's marriage is disturbing you even though you have broken up. It will take some time to overcome your missing him. It is not at all depression but the stress is taking a toll on your sleep too. Meet with a counselor and talk about your feelings and the stress. In the meantime you may follow these instructions to get better sleep: 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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How to quit smoke? its not easy as I thought. I tried many times but I cant? so any tips which make me quit smoke as soon as possible.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It only feels like so. But if you make up your mind and follow some strategies, you will be able to give it up for good. You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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. 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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I am 31 years old I can't speak confidently with contact of others eyes. I afraid. I can't understand what's the problem is this. What to do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
This is fear meeting people due to lack of confidence,,u have to grow it urself,,try to talk to urself in front of a mirror,,think positively,,have confident on urself,, don't feel low,,dress up well,,be clean always,,this way u can improve ur confidence
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Me aajkl bhut dar ja gaya hu mujhe paper ki bhut dar lgi rakhi thi mera results achha nahi aaya or me bhut pareshan apni job ke liye mujhe smjh ni aa ra me kese padhu mme kya kru ab.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Me aajkl bhut dar ja gaya hu mujhe paper ki bhut dar lgi rakhi thi mera results achha nahi aaya or me bhut pareshan a...
Do not worry lybrate-user, this is not end of the world--------just aimyour target and work in that direction, study hard to achioeve your target and once you will achieve it there will be no looking back afterwards-------------------- my homoeopathic medicines will helpyou in this direction---------- homoeopathic medicine-------------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily---------------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily----------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ---------------- report after 30 days-----------------
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I am addicted to smoking. And I want to stop smoking. Because of this I am suffering lot of problems. So please suggest me how to stop this.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of will power to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of will power to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotine. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotine.
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How to remember things like names, I feel difficulty in learning names of people and places in current news.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You need to get rid of Asthma if it is severe. Secondly develop concentration. Repeatd recall or mental recall of the names and practice will help you remeber your memory. Do you have this problem recently or for a long time. You may need Psychomety if that were so. However practice make perfect, with or without association techniques. Try SQ3R technique.
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I am a smoker from many years for now. I smoke as much as 20 cigarettes per day depending on my stress. I want to quit smoking but I'm unable to do so. I am scared that if this continues then my future is in a big danger. Do I have any remedies to control then quit. When am on phone I'll smoke a lot.

M.PHIL - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, MA - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Get aware of all the possible life threatening diseases that you may get from smoking. This will motivate you. Try to also develop opposite belief that how smoking can be bad for health. You are currently not looking for those perspectives which emphasize quitting of smoking. You overhear advice from people who suggest that smoking can ruin your life. Due to this you move away from solution. Try to see how quitting smoking can be good for you. Try to imagine a life without smoking and how people will appreciate you once you quit smoking. These will motivate you.
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I have short term memory loss for last 3 years. What should I do to improve my memory?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
You are in probabilities having difficulty in maintaining attention. As a result you aren't able to register things. So when you try to recall, you fail. You should cut down on distractions when you work. Maybe yoga can help you as well.
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On 4th April 2015 I got an Epilepsy attack in morning around 5 A.M. My wife told me that whole body got folded and after Epilepsy I was feeling vomiting issues. After 5 days I realized that some sound is coming from my mind or Ear I do not know but it is coming continuously. Till then I have contacted many Neuro /ENT .Some one says its Tinnitus and I have started medicine. Epilepsy : Encorate Chrono 500 MG two times (Regularly). For Tinnitus : Bilovas and rejunex cd. Some of my friends have told that you are not taking correct medicine for Epilepsy so you are hearing this sound as an side effect. I am not sure because all 3 Neuro doctors have prescribed me same medicine for Epilepsy. Kindly suggest me that if this can be the case or not. I am really confused and getting depressed / anxiety issues now.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Epilepsy is a complex disorder of the brain which has various psychiatric components in it. Anxiety and depression are common. Encorate chrono is no doubt a very good medication for epilepsy. But i hope you have investigated yourself in detail for the first attack of epilepsy at your age. Epilepsy due to some reversible and treatable cause should always be sought for complete cure. Sounds from your mind/ ear need evaluation because sounds in tinnitus are peculiar and can hardly be confused with anything else.
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FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
If you are elderly smoker with blood tinged sputum, loss of weight, any new lump in axilla, neck, fossa above collar bone then you may be suffering from lung cancer. Usually lung cancer is silent killer. Symptoms are often late to come probably in 3rd or 4th stage. Treatment may not help with longevity of life in late stages but they can be palliative to increase the quality of whatever life remains.
QUIT SMOKING. .....
SAY NO TO LUNG CANCER. ..

I am 31 years male. I urinate properly but at end of urinating when I apply some pressure some urine come out. H/O multiple sclerosis since 2009.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am 31 years male. I urinate properly but at end of urinating when I apply some pressure some urine come out.
H/O mu...
I believe you should not be excessively concerned about residual urine unless it is more than 300 ml. If you fee like there is only" some" urine that comes our if you apply pressure after voiding is completed, you do not need medical help. The fact that you have a h/o multiple sclerosis since 2009 has nothing to do with your current problem. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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I am ca student. I am 23 years old. From the last 2-3 years, I have noticed a great decline in memory, which is creating problems in my daily life. I used to forgot little things from childhood itself but that didn't use to bother me. Now this is making me feel inferior. Another issue is that it takes me a little more time to recall things (like when someone asks me something, it takes a second or two to reply). What could be the problem with me & any possible solution?

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, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are 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. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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Hello doctor, I have some strange feeling of guilty,I keep thinking that I made a mistake which cannot be corrected , so this feeling is killing me inside, I keep thinking about this all the time. Can you suggest me what I should do to get rid of this and lead a normal life?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
It looks like you are having a particular situation induced guilt. It can be made better by taking counselling. If it is not any situation induced one then it could be obsession. To differentiate you can take professional help.
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My son is a patient of psychiatric as of the view of some allopathic doctors practising in psychologist was treated and is treating till now used to more medicines at his age 7 yrs. Year 2007 till now. According to their view counselling is to continue and treatment will take more time to recover but no result do not get at present. Presently his attitude more violent before that. Does not go to school and could not sit in his studies not a single day. I followed sometimes back my son demanded to his mother to purchase kids playing cards, cricket bats, player jersey, shoe, dvd, mobile and different things on a regular basis and has to habit to keep carefully, no more use. When we protest against that bad habit/addiction then his attitude more violent and attacked his mother and sister. I am helpless but to continue treatment in psychiatrics dept. Under p. G. Hospital, kolkata. No result I can get. I want to get perfectly treatment in a proper way through homeopathic for my sons curable.Please suggest

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Surely we can do help your son's condition by homeopathic t/t, though it takes long time, as its a psychiatric c/o. But for getting homeo t/t, you need to give entire h/o of he boy, from his birth, from paternal, maternalside, hav to explain his behaviour further more, his mile stones, his hobbies, desires n aversions abt food etc. If he has any other physical c/o also, should be mentioned[like any afood, weather allergies, etc], to understand his constitution well to choose the proper medicine. As he is already under strong allopathic medicines, he should not stop the medicines immediately, parallally you can give homeopathic medicines, comaparatively than previous condition, on the better observation, you can be suggested to reduce the allopathic dosages n drugs. You can choose the expert near by, or any other. If you want any further infrmtion, you can ask,
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