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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 tried to quit smoke but my mind divert now I will never do smoke but I do so what I have to for quit smoke please give me some tips but I played Daily volleyball ball then running and 2 hrs gym write now I doing gym bcz my exam es going on so now please give me a your advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is one thing to quit but it is another matter staying quit. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. 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 on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. 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 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 heartbeat 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 chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and 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. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I feel very depressive when I am lonely please help me to come out from this problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel very depressive when I am lonely please help me to come out from this problem.
I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. 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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I am 25 year old male since recently i am not able to concentrate on anything, my mind becomes blank, I get angry and depressed, I want to get back my mind sharpness and be active what should I do ?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Some events in the past could be bothering you which is why you become angry and depressed. Some worries about the future or feelings of inadequacy bring on the same affect of depression. Do you often criticise yourself and others and go round and round in your mind about how hopeless life has become? counselling helps to manage such thoughts and feelings and help the person to feel more able and capable so that they start feeling in charge of themselves and their world again. I help my clients to connect with their strengths to raise their self esteem, which in turn improves their mental and emotional health and they do better at work and in relationships. If you have any queries, please contact me on private chat.
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Dear doctor, im 19 year old male, a UG medical student, im facing problem of sleep, since from 12th class I usually study from 7pm to 4am. But after exams wen I want to sleep I will not get sleep upto 4am and after sleeping at 4am I wake up late morning and every time ill be late to the classes. Please doctor say me some solution and during class hours ill take 10min to 15min of nap for this problem. So, doc I want to get back to my normal sleeping awake cycle. What shud I do?

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Dear doctor, im 19 year old male, a UG medical student, im facing problem of sleep, since from 12th class I usually s...
Hi Vishnu, Since you are a medical student yourself, you are aware of the Sleep and wake cycle of your body. The only way to get your normal cycle back is by starting to sleep at the normal time and try and wake up at the normal time according to your schedule. The most important part in this will be stick to your schedule. It will take atleast a week for your body to get used to this new cycle but it will happen.
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I am 18 years old but I can't able to remember what I read or any other works. So, please give me suggestions to get good memory power.

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. I can understand. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. Don't worry. Still if you insist on memory problems, we can conduct online memory test. To improve your memkry, you have to understand what you are reading. For that you ned good concentration level and attention span. For, good concentration you need to use creative learning mehods. I suggest online educational counselling. Take care.
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I have difficulty and dealing with maths and numbers as a result I have to mug up making me ineffective and inefficient how can I deal with these.

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 , for every subject there are different methodologies to understand and learn. You also should take your skills and aptitude into consideration. Some are not good at math and some not at languages. You should know what your strength is and plan your carer accordingly. Take care.
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My wife suffers from a mild type of split personality. With the outside world she is polite and well behaved but with me her husband, she about twice a month goes into shouting and screaming on imaginary issues and also hurls object at me in a violent manner. She goes into a crazy fit on relly small issues.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
What were you dong all these years suffering and letting her suffer these episodic bouts of violence? or are you suggesting that this is a recent phenomenon? you must take her to a psychiatrist immediately and work with a counselor in tandem with the medication, if she needs it. You must also track the episodes of these acts to see what could be stimulating this behavior, if it depends on circumstances or environmental factors. With age one? s defenses do come down and what she might have been able to contain in her past may not be easy now. Which means there may have been indication earlier that either you did not notice or may have ignored/misread under the label of menopause. But there is certainly a serious concern, if the behavior you claim is accurate and as described.
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I lost my friend last week then I got depressed my health is become sick. What should I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I lost my friend last week then I got depressed my health is become sick. What should I do?
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Sir which fruits helps in Obsessive compulsive Disorder and anxiety, I am very tense please help me please please suggest me fruits that will help in OBSESSIVE compulsive DISORDER and ANXIETY please Sir.

MBBS, DPM, MD, DNB
Psychiatrist, Akola
Sir which fruits helps in Obsessive compulsive Disorder and anxiety, I am very tense please help me please please sug...
I do not know any fruit for that. Accept OCD. Take proper medicine, do your work, focus on your work.
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I met an accident and after check up found out that I am having a hairline fracture on my right feet. I am facing severe pain and swelling. What should I do now? Please help.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I met an accident and after check up found out that I am having a hairline fracture on my right feet. I am facing sev...
1. Avoid weight bearing on fracture limb. 2. Take over the counter available anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen round the clock for decreasing pain and swelling. 3. Keep limb elevated while sleeping, by keeping it on a pillow. 4. Consult your local orthopaedician for detailed evaluation and management.
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I am 45, had acute depression 1.5 year back and consulted a psychiatrist too. Now feels better but still feels tension for a lot of reasons. What kind of books I should read to be motivated or any other stress buster you may suggest.

MSC Psychotherapy & Counselling, CHt Hypnotherapy, MD Alternative Medicine, MBBS, Diploma in Public Health
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am 45, had acute depression 1.5 year back and consulted a psychiatrist too. Now feels better but still feels tensio...
I am glad to see your interest in self improvement. That is the sign of recovery. You may learn some meditation or self hypnosis techniques to control mind. Mind goes into negative thoughts like worries in depression by conditioning. Wee can learn to reprogram our mind by deconditioning the old automatic thinking habits. Mindfulness breathing exercise and hypnotherapy you can learn. Books: power of now. Power of your subconscious mind.
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I am shashi rekha aged 40. My problem is frequently I'm getting body pains. I use balm and tablets but I'm not getting complete relief. Please tel me. What is the solution.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am shashi rekha aged 40. My problem is frequently I'm getting body pains. I use balm and tablets but I'm not gettin...
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I am shannu 25 years old from last one week im suffering from body pains now wt should I do.

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Homeopath, Delhi
I am shannu 25 years old from last one week im suffering from body pains now wt should I do.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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My health is going well but due to stress some times when I come from office I feel head ace I also have joint pain so please help me to resolve this health issue.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
My health is going well but due to stress some times when I come from office I feel head ace I also have joint pain s...
Which of your joints are painful try to relax do a little exercises it will reduce the stress nad keep you fit.
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I am a 22 year old person who has health anxiety problem since a year and I am. Very depressed. Can you please give me tips go tackle health anxiety?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 22 year old person who has health anxiety problem since a year and I am. Very depressed.
Can you please give m...
“Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics,. Others struggle with society anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves, he said. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination. “The bottom line is that people can experience anxiety, and anxiety disorders, related to just about anything. Most of these steps contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life, overall. For instance, “making some basic lifestyle changes can do wonders for someone coping with elevated anxiety,” Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. “Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system,” according to, clinical psychologists. Who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2. Get active. “One of the most important things one can do [to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball. 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths. And, if you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Challenge an anxious thought. “We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable,” Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry realistic?” “Is this really likely to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem that wa Then, “reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive.” Here’s one example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; it wouldn’t last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to [cope with] it.” 6. Stay connected to others. “Social support is vital to managing stress,” Today, call a loved one, schedule a Skype date or go to lunch with a close friend. “Talking with others can do a world of good.” Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine is one of those substances. As said, “The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more amped up, which is exactly what caffeine does.” 8. Avoid mind-altering substances. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get un-high until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Problem-solve. It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions. 12. Pick up a book. There are many valuable resources on anxiety, which teach you effective coping skills. Some recommended are Dying of Embarrassment for people with social anxiety; The BDD Workbook for body dysmorphic disorder; The Imp of the Mind and The OCD Workbook for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is suggested Stop Obsessing for adults with OCD (and Up and Down the Worry Hill for kids with OCD). For people with panic attacks, it is suggested Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. For a general overview of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety, 13. Engage in calming practices. “Meditation, yoga, or other calming practices can help minimize anxiety in both the short and long term.” Sign up for a yoga class or watch a yoga video online. (Curvy Yoga is a wonderful and sizes.) Meditate right now for just three minutes resource for yoga for all shapes 14. Contact a therapist. “Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help,” Many organizations include databases of providers who specialize in anxiety (along with helpful information).. 15. Accept your anxiety. “If you really want to effectively manage your anxiety, the key is to accept it,” This might sound counterintuitive. But anxiety, “in and of itself,” isn’t the real problem. Instead, it’s our attempts at controlling and eliminating it, he said. “Not accepting these unwanted inner experiences is the actual source of so much of our self-induced suffering.” Accepting anxiety doesn’t mean “resign[ing] ourselves to a life of anxious misery. It simply means that we are better off recognizing and fully accepting the existence of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states that are inevitable, but transitory,” So if you experience anxiety today, simply observe it. “Think of it like a wave of the ocean; allow it to come in, experience it, and ride it out.” Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can feel like chains around your feet, weighing you down. But by taking small steps – like the ones above – you can minimize your anxiety and cope effectively.
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Till how long benfotiamine, inositol, mecobalamin, chromium picolinate & alpha lipoic acix stay in the body as psychiatrist had given me to manage stress and now its creating a problem in doing multiple tasks and proper concentration and what possible thing I can do to reverse the side effects as already I have stopped taking the medicine but took it for 25 days once a day: dosage-benfotiamine (150mg, mecobalamin (1500mcg, alpha lipoic acid (100mg, chromium picolinate (200mcg, inositol (150mg)

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Till how long benfotiamine, inositol, mecobalamin, chromium picolinate & alpha lipoic acix stay in the body as psychi...
The medication you took does not cause any such side effects. But if you still feel uneasy and not comfortable taking these medicines, you may stop taking them. Most of then are vitamin b group vitamins and do to remain in body for more than 3-4 days.
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Sir/Mam I want to be a Singer and My Voice is so harsh .So what should I do to make my voice Better. What should I do not need to eat? What should I do for this.

BHMS, diploma in nutrition and health education, m.sc. in counselling and psychotherapy
Homeopath, Noida
Hello, For better voice do saline warm water gargling every morning and evening. Avoid sour food items like pickle, lemon and high grease food and cold food. You can take Homoeopathic medicine also for harsh ness of throat. Consult privately for treatment. Thanks
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I'm a 19 years guy. I be depressed after returning from college always, Though my day goes good in college but I get depressed when I return home. Is there any causes ?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
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I'm a 19 years guy. I be depressed after returning from college always, Though my day goes good in college but I get ...
You can also try thes home remedies 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex it will surely help you.
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My friend has BP when she is in tension she totally out of her mind she does not control her angry.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My friend has BP when she is in tension she totally out of her mind she does not control her angry.
Hi there ~ anger can be managed by the use of relaxation techniques, pranayama and yoga. Meditation and mindfulness training is also useful. Sometime medications under the strict guidance of a qualified psychiatrist might be helpful. I hope you consult one as soon as possible. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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Hi. My dad has bp and diabetis. He is always shouting, scolding my mother very badly. Ours was a happy family, after my marriage things have changed a lot. My parents quarrel a lot. I don't know how to solve this issue. Please help me.

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Take your parents to a counselor, specially dad, consultant psychiatrist for the same explain everything in detail, let your mother tell history in detail, your dad might have some psychological disorder which needs to be evaluated
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