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Dr. Saranya Devanathan

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Saranya Devanathan Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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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 felt too much stress and body tired after the Masturbation and once jaundice caused me, may due to thats why sperm appears little yellowish colour. Will its a problem or what all precautions I needs to take.

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
I felt too much stress and body tired after the Masturbation and once jaundice caused me, may due to thats why sperm ...
Hello, due to Jaundice, sperm colour never changes. Masturbation can never cause weakness or tiredness,, Its all in your mind, Dont over think and forget the connections between any of them.
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My friend was a very nice guy before 2 years before. When he started taking alcohols and stuffs (marijuana. Gradually his character changed a lot. Now he is emotionless, insensitive,arrogant, rude,depressed, totally changed. What can we do now?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
My friend was a very nice guy before 2 years before. When he started taking alcohols and stuffs (marijuana. Gradually...
Use of drugs and alcohol make a person aggressive and cause personality changes. It also causes serious health problems like liver and kidney failure, stomach ulcers and nutritional problems, etc. Your friend will need to be assessed by a psychiatrist with experience in deaddiction. Apart from helping him stop the drugs and alcohol, other problems like behavioral issues and aggression can also be treated. You can consult me for further management.
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I have 7 months baby. He fell off from bed 2 days ago and he is making sound which is like while going bathroom difficulty to go to motion that sound he is making for a long time. What is the reason for that? I am using sms drops and cyclopam drops for that. What is the reason for that sounding and how to overcome this problem?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I have 7 months baby. He fell off from bed 2 days ago and he is making sound which is like while going bathroom diffi...
I would suggest you to take him to pediatrician and make sure everything is okay after the fall. This will also help you relax and not worry unnecessarily. If he is okay yoh will be at ease and if he needs any medical attention doctor will be able to help. Hope this helps wishing best for both you and your baby.
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I am 26 years female, having Psychosomatic disorder. Can you please tell me the extreme case of this situation.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
I am 26 years female, having Psychosomatic disorder. Can you please tell me the extreme case of this situation.
Dear psychosomatic disorders usually remain status quo, i, e, as it is; unless there is some traumatic event occurs in your life and you can not cope up. Since you understand yourself well, you should be able to protect your self from the worst case scenerios like severe depression. Please remember most people have some or other minor or major problems, it is important to remain mentally strong to be able to face life as it comes.
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Dear sir/ madam I am 46 years old guy not established both personally and professionally. I have ocd and I get feelings of irritation, anger, some sort of disturbance in my head (heaviness I would say ), depression. After I put on my shoe lace I avoid touching my face body. It bothers me. I feel dirtied. Even when dust flies all over my body on moving out it makes me feel dirty, angry, depressed. I avoid touching door handles, door locks as I feel I will dirty my hands. I don't like to touch my books after I touch my shoes. I feel I will dirty the books. I wash hand after every activity with soap. I apply soap on taps and my hand after brushing, after making tea I wash hands with soap. I cannot stand the stickiness of my hands nor dirtying my hands. I want to overcome all that is wrong with me. I am giving more importance to cleanliness than my life, my career, I am not sound financially. I request someone to offer me free psychotherapy as my situation is bad. Thanks

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Repeated thoughts coming to the mind, acting to the thoughts to calm the mind & increased uneasiness when try to resist these thoughts, are symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The repeated thought of dirt & your acting to the thoughts by repeated washing & cleaning indicate that you are suffering from OCD. Treatment is available for OCD in the form of medicines & psychotherapy. If you get treated you can be relieved of the OCD. So get yourself evaluated by a Psychiatrist to assess the extent & severity of OCD in you, who will prescribe you treatment accordingly. Your feeling that you are not established professionally & personally indicate you may have pessimistic thoughts. The feelings of irritation, anger, heaviness in head, all these say that you may have Depression within. Take help of a Psychiatrist & get yourself evaluated & treated accordingly. And most important try to imbibe positive thoughts within. It is never late to start anything. Put your maximum efforts to solve the problems in your life. If after trying also no solution is coming, discuss your problem with a well wisher with whom you feel comfortable, take help if necessary & try to solve it. Read motivational books & quotes to build in optimism. For any problem coming in life, one should not loose patience & hope nor get frustrated & pessimistic about it. Problems come to everyone's life in different forms & maximum effort should be put to overcome them. With a calm mind, one should work on the problem. Try to analyze the problem & work on all possible ways to solve it, putting maximum effort. If one way is not working, try the other alternative to solve it. If still it is not solved, take help from outside & try to solve it. Good results definitely come if one proceeds with a calm, positive & confident mind.
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I am 25 Years old and I have an anxiety problem. I don't have much friends. I mostly live alone. Now that I am about to face an interview in a Very big company. I am extremely afraid to face it. Is social anxiety causing it? Is it a medical condition? How can I cure it?

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
I am 25 Years old and I have an anxiety problem. I don't have much friends. I mostly live alone. Now that I am about ...
Social anxiety and being introvert is nothing to do with any medical condition. Fortunately, there are some effective strategies to overcome shyness and social anxiety and gain confidence: 1. Act confidently. Confidence comes through action, learning, practice, and mastery. Remember when you learned how to ride a bike? It was terrifying at first, but after you just went for it and tried it, you got it, and felt confident. Social confidence works the same way. Feeling anxious is not the problem; avoiding social interactions is the problem. Eliminate avoidance and you will overcome your anxiety. 2. Engage. This means participating in small talk in the checkout line and talking to strangers at bars, stores, sporting events, and the gym. Additionally, approach the individuals to whom you are attracted romantically. Talk to them. Ask them to dance. Ask them out on dates. Life is short. Who cares if you get rejected? There are seven billion people on this planet. You’re not expected to like or be liked by all of them. Take some chances and put yourself out there to meet new people. 3. Try new things, even if they make you anxious. Join a club, a sports team, or an improv class. Pick up a new project, take on a difficult task at work, or learn a new skill. Do something to get out of your comfort zone. Part of overcoming shyness is about developing confidence in several areas of your life and not letting anxiety, fear of failure, fear of rejection, or fear of humiliation get in your way. By practicing new activities, you are confronting your fear of the unknown and learning to handle that anxiety more effectively. 4. Talk. Start practicing giving speeches or presentations and telling jokes or stories at every opportunity. Be more talkative and expressive in all areas of your life. Whether you’re at work, with friends, with strangers, or walking down the street, you can practice talking more openly. Let your voice and your ideas be heard. Confident people are not preoccupied with whether everyone is going to like what they have to say. They speak their mind because they want to share, engage, and connect with others. You can do this too. Anxiety and shyness are not reasons to stay quiet. 5. Make yourself vulnerable. A fear of being judged contributes to social anxiety and shyness. The only way to overcome this fear is to make yourself vulnerable. Practice doing this with the people you are close to and can trust. You might realize the more you do it, the closer you feel to others and the more pleasure and meaning you get out of those relationships. This will lead to increased confidence in yourself and in social interactions. Being vulnerable requires a willingness to let others see the real you. Be proud of who you are. Being genuine and vulnerable is often the quality that others will appreciate the most about you. 6. Practice displaying confident body language. Make eye contact when talking to someone. Walk with your head held high. Project your voice clearly and effectively. Shake hands. Give hugs. Stay in close proximity to others. 7. Be mindful. Mindfulness has been defined simply as awareness. Wake up. Be present to all of your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories in any given moment. There is no part of your experience that you have to run from, escape, or avoid. Learn to appreciate yourself and the world around you, including those “panicky” thoughts and feelings, and just notice them without judgment. When you are fully present in the moment, you will realize that social interactions are not something you need to avoid. You will perform better because you are actually paying attention to the conversation and the cues in your environment. With practice, you can continually incorporate and improve upon your social skills that you learn from the world around you, ultimately making you feel more confident. All the best for your interview. If you need any further guidance feel free to ask.
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I am unable to concentrate n even fails to understand what is someone saying in meeting. Decision implementation is delayed/confused. Even know ing unable to express promptly. Even no financial problem mostly think about future. Stressed due to over Cleveland of colleagues n lot of anger inside me.

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am unable to concentrate n even fails to understand what is someone saying in meeting. Decision implementation is d...
Hello you need a someone to whom you can express your feelings. Or meet to a counsellor or psychologist. Panchakarma shirodhara would be better option for treatment.
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I am 18 yrs old & suffer from headache n always feeling disappointed by myself want to go abroad but family can't support me so everyday think about suicide.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are very young and have a full life ahead of you. Sometimes when we are not able to get what we want, we need to adjust our wants to cope with the situation. If your parents cannot afford to fund your trip abroad, then that is the reality and you must learn to accept that. People who cannot make these changes to suit the situation end up becoming maladjusted persons and can suffer more problems in life. It is our resilience that is a sign of good mental health. Surely you do not come into that category!!! Please talk to a counselor, either with your parents or without them too, and discuss your problems at length. At your age you will need to see a lot more of life and realize that you are not mature enough to take your life for want of proper understanding of your circumstances. A counselor will do the needful to explain these intricacies of life. Even so, if you have a concrete reason and plan I am sure money can be arranged. To process this you will need a third person like a counselor to find out a way to do this and convince your parents too. There are loans that are available subject to the plan be feasible. Discuss these options and if need be meet with a career guidance counselor to be sure that your aspirations are in tune with your skills and aptitude. That person will also suggest the different ways to raise loans to fulfill your ambitions. But nothing is worth taking your life for. Your anger is making you have headaches and if it is not dealt with soon, you could end up depressed. Don’t be so rigid. Negotiate everything. There is always a way, if you are flexible.
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I cannot memorise the things I study so how to make your brain long term memory. So suggest me diet exercise and yogas that will help me out.

Post Graduate Diploma In Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There are certain botanicals that help in improvising your memory. Also improving oxygen intake is necessary. Incase you are keen. I can counsel you further on this. Pls connect with me privately on lybrate.
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Now I am in Kota and I am feeling very lazy and I have also lost my body strength. Due to these reasons I can not concentrate on my studies. Please suggest me some ways or medicines that could help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is a very vital time and you will need some help from a counselor. 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 is 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 sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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No longer have interest on studies memory control has gone wts the matter to my. Mind happen.

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. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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I am 26 years old. I am suffering from Parkinson's disease for 10 years. I consulted with a neurologist but there is no improvement. I have to face a lot of problem with, day life. Please tell me which exercise I will do or which food I will eat to reduce it. Sir please please help me I will remain thankful to you.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
Its very rare for pd to occur at such a young age. You should consult personally to determine whether you actually have pd or something else and then manage accordingly.
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I always think negivate talk at the time of exams specially at my result time so what can I do so I always think positive talks only.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You lack self-confidence, which can make you believe that anything you do is not good enough and will never meet your own standards. The catch in it is that you will always set some very high standards and so naturally you will never meet it to your satisfaction and therefore you can become very discouraged. I recommend that you meet with a counselor to moderate your levels of expectations or at least check it out with that person to see how close to normal it really is and, if necessary bring it to the standard level. Do a personality development course, join a gym and build your physical self-image, and build up your confidence by participating in many competitions of various kinds. Learn to accept failure, and discover your real worth and where exactly your strengths lie. The best is to set realistic targets but take baby steps to achieve little milestones and gradually progress to the best you can. Then you will know your true levels and, if you want to go beyond that, you are clear where more work and improvement has to be done and focused up on.
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I am 47 years old get floaters since April 2016. I also have epilepsy problem. But I found floaters is not any way connected to epilepsy. I consulted the ophthalmologist in Chennai. They said there is no treatment for the floaters. My question is sometimes it is less and sometimes I feel it is more in a day. The ophthalmologist whom I consulted said that my position is not that laser treatment is needed. So will the floaters increase with age and till what stage I can ignore? Also will it affect my vision in due course of aging?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 47 years old get floaters since April 2016. I also have epilepsy problem. But I found floaters is not any way co...
The floaters are due to vitreous degeneration inside the eye causing cells to float in the liquid media of the eye. When these cells pass through visual axis they can be seen as floaters. More clear when seeing towards the sky. Usually they tend to occur in small number, non pathological and increase with age, but are tolerable (doesn't hinder your vision). But if it occurs as a shower of floaters and affects your vision, then it can be pathological as in case of some retinal disease or trauma to the eye and requires immediate attention and management. As such there is no specific treatment for floaters, but washing the eyes frequently and use of some antioxidant and multivitamin (specific for the eye and retina) tablets have shown to reduce the floaters. To know some antioxidant and multivitamin tablet specific for the eyes ask me.
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I have been taking a lot of stress recently. I think it may be depression. Please tell me bout some aspirins I may take to feel better.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have been taking a lot of stress recently. I think it may be depression. Please tell me bout some aspirins I may ta...
Please do meditation to relieve stress. Take good sleep. A well balance diet. A morning walk also take five phos 4 tablets twice daily for next 2 weeks and revert back.
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I lost somebody close last year and feel depressed since then I keep all the things ti myself only. please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost somebody close last year and feel depressed since then I keep all the things ti myself only. please help me.
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. Along wit this engaging yourself in some kind of physical exercise such as walking or yoga. 5. Engaging yourself with something like reading, listening to good upbeat music, gardening will also help you feel little lighter. 6. You may decide to go out and help someone in need. Rendon act of kindness has been proven helpful in both greaving process and depression. Sometimes long lasting grieving may convert into depression and you need external. Support to cope up and build resilience. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I have problem of body pain regularly. My body is increasing of fat. I am thinking its thyroid because in thyroid body pains suffocation type feelings whenever I have dark in my eyes I have felt weakness whenever so please tell me what should I do? any medicine which is you want to suggests me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have problem of body pain regularly. My body is increasing of fat. I am thinking its thyroid because in thyroid bod...
please get a thyroid assay done and tell me the levels of t3, t4 and tsh, based on that I will be able to decide if there is any problem with thyroid gland. Also inform what is your height and weight and whether do you do any physical exercise daily.
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I am suffering from habit like Gutkha wants to ignore but not leave how can i leave this?

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am suffering from habit like Gutkha wants to ignore but not leave how can i leave this?
Avoid triggers. Avoid those people who eating gutkha. Do daily exercise. Get yourself engaged in some activities like reading, sports. Listeneing to music so that you will not get free time to eat gutkha. Constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result.
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