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Dr. Shamala Vatsa

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dr. Shamala Vatsa Psychiatrist, Bangalore
500 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Shamala Vatsa is a popular Psychiatrist in Richmond Road, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Shamala Vatsa at Hosmat Hospital in Richmond Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shamala Vatsa and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have table work in office for a long time. Over a period of time I have been addicted in chewing tobacco. However I want to get rid of that. Please give me feasible solution.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
STOP SMOKING Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, 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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I become sleepless after a break up with my gf. She said me that you never expect me" as I said her some tough sentence. Sir pls help me from this pain.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I become sleepless after a break up with my gf. She said me that you never expect me" as I said her some tough senten...
You are going through grief, which is normal after break up from loved. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints.
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I am 16 yr old and I am always in the dreams of my girl friend. I cannot study. 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
That situation is normal and almost all people like you will go through such a situation. The best option is accept it and don't force it away. Instead, improve your attitude towards study and career. Slowly you will find time to think about your girl friend and time to study. Take care.
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My mother takes very much tension and she also has a very high sugar rate last time tested it was fasting-278, PP-375 so is there any topic to worry about and if yes then how to solve it.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mother takes very much tension and she also has a very high sugar rate last time tested it was fasting-278, PP-375...
Dear lybrate user, high sugar levels are definately a cause for you to worry about your mother. Stress can be major contributing factor for high sugar levels. It appears to me that your mother is emotional kind of person. She may not sharing her feelings with anyone. But that causes tension. She needs an outlet to express her emotions. I would suggest you to take her to a counsellor who will help her to relieve of her intense feelings. Once her tension is released then she will be able to think rationally and will have lesser stress.
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How can I increase my memory? I usually forget things after few days, I'm unable to make remember an iota of things.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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Hypnotherapy In Smoking Cessation

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Hypnotherapy In Smoking Cessation

Smoking is a die hard habit and many people eventually die of the same. It remains one of the most common causes of cancer and lung diseases, which eventually lead to death. The irony is that almost all smokers know the harmful effects, but find it hard to quit.

With a firm determination, there are people who quit, but then the relapse rate is quite high too.

  • Many believe that quitting requires a behavioural change. From peer pressure to a lifestyle habit, smoking is a social phenomenon. There are various methods to help quit smoking like quitting cold turkey and nicotine substitutes. Hypnosis is also gaining popularity as a method to help quit smoking. Research has shown an encouraging success rate in the range of 30 to 40% in cases where the desire and commitment to quit are high. This of course is with people who have strong will and are able to be hypnotized.
  • Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is a psychological technique used as supplemental therapy in a lot of cases, such as weight loss, depression, speech disorders, pain management, de-addiction; the list can be quite long.  It puts the person undergoing therapy into a deep sleep or trance, where they get in touch with themselves and find answers to a lot of questions. It is believed that while hypnosis puts a person to sleep, it also induces a higher level of cognition and a higher level of neurological activity. 
  • During the actual session, the smoker is asked to imagine the numerous ill effects of smoking and the need to reduce its harmful effects on the body. This improves the willpower to quit smoking and reduces the desire. They are also advised of the benefits of quitting smoking, including longevity of life and better quality of life. The person is told that quitting smoking before 50 years of age gives a 50% chance of increasing the lifespan by 15 years. Now that is quite motivating for a lot of smokers to give up the habit.
  • It generally takes about 4 full sessions of hypnotherapy to reach a level where the patient is ready to kick the habits. Also, self hypnosis can be taught where the person can go into hypnosis on his own and enforce smoking cessation. There are even self hypnosis tapes that are available for aid.

However, a word of caution here, hypnosis is not for everybody as not everybody can be hypnotized easily and there has to be a strong belief that it will benefit, only then can smoking cessation be tried with hypnosis. It is still in the testing phase and is to be medically proven as a way to quit smoking.

Related Tip: "7 Dangerous Changes That Smoking Causes To Your Skin"

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My husband is 47 years old. He takes alcohol in the interval of 30-120 days. Once he starts drinking alcohol means that continues for at least one week. During this period he becomes very aggressive and out of mind and behaves almost madly. When he don't drink alcohol he is a perfect gentleman but bit short tempered. Whether this behaviour is normal? Please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My husband is 47 years old. He takes alcohol in the interval of 30-120 days. Once he starts drinking alcohol means th...
If your husband loses control over his behaviour and if he is aggressive after consuming alcohol, then that is a cause of concern. He needs de-addiction treatment. Please take him to a doctor when he is sober. The doctor will prescribe some medicines for him to stay away from alcohol and also to treat withdrawal symptoms if any. He needs medical and emotional support.
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Dr. I want to ask you that I feel stressed all the time. Most of the time i've no reaction for any situation. I'm always in a different word and this mental state is effecting my health also. Can you please suggest some solution for this?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
No solution can be done sitting at home, u need to consult qualified life coach/stress mgt specialist or meet/speak to me.
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Now a days I feel, gonna die soon. Short breath, side paining, back paining, fevering and atc. So please tell me what problem and how solve them?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
It may be because of depression. Please have homoeopathic treatment for this. It will give you best result.
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I am having fever, severe acidity, severe body pain. Being consulted Dolo-650. I am also on placentrix injections. Have been changing the sleeping positions still severe pain is there. Today is my injection day but unable to call compounder to inject me. Please help me how to deal with it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having fever, severe acidity, severe body pain. Being consulted Dolo-650. I am also on placentrix injections. Ha...
take tab. dolo 650 mg thrice a day for fever. you have inflammation in pelvis ...may be fever is due to that.. take injection on time.
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Is there any other possible cure for herniated disc except operation when the patient has started losing power in one leg while other leg is having radiative pain.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
Is there any other possible cure for herniated disc except operation when the patient has started losing power in one...
if the disc is large then you would require decompression for the symptoms u have described. otherwise the power may not recover completely.
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I am having pain in my shoulder and feeling some sort of depression and my heart beats more than the normal.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am having pain in my shoulder and feeling some sort of depression and my heart beats more than the normal.
get ur ecg done immediately to rule out heart as the cause for pain.. otherwise it may be due to stress only,...revert with reports
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What is the treatment of forget the things, I could not learn. The things in log 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 , memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection
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I am drug addict. 2004 se corex rexcof fansidel alprazolm Sp aadi dawaye us kar rha hu. Ek din ki 3 se 4 corex leta hu isliye mein chodna chahta hu par chuth nhi rahi h.

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, quitting corex addiction is not child play. De-addiction therapy is an option for you. But in my suggestion, the best option would be, quit it now (today) and sustain it with your will power. Motivation therapy and mind power building therapy should help you.
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My sister's daughter is 7.5 years old. But neither she speaks nor standing on her foot. Means she doesn't walk on her feet. Physically she is healthy. There is no physical abnormality. please help me.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
My sister's daughter is 7.5 years old. But neither she speaks nor standing on her foot. Means she doesn't walk on her...
She had problem with speech and language skills and walking also. Go and consult the speech therapist and find the accurate level of comprehension and expression age and then start speech and language therapy. Consult physiotherapy.
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I'm 18 years old. I took almost 35 tablets of thyronorm 100 mcg out of depression .I didn't have thyroid before. Will I get thyroid in future? What will be its side effects?

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
I'm 18 years old. I took almost 35 tablets of thyronorm 100 mcg out of depression .I didn't have thyroid before. Will...
I am not sure about the side effects but for impulsive behavior out of which you took 35 tab you definitely need proper consultation so consult a psychiatrist and take proper treatment.
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I am depressed and I feel very lazy and weak. I am getting attracted to women very easily and I have a very bad habit of masturbation.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I am depressed and I feel very lazy and weak. I am getting attracted to women very easily and I have a very bad habit...
All the things you say are common at your age masturbate once a week, try to socialise with girls, exercise daily for a better you.
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I have a habit of sex with mens. Is this habit continue to my child. Now I am 19 year old. This feeling may come to my son? Shall I do or stop. But mostly I like this sex. When my frnds talking abt normal sex I am not like to here. please suggest me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I have a habit of sex with mens. Is this habit continue to my child. Now I am 19 year old. This feeling may come to m...
Dear lybrate-user. Homosex is not a crime. If you are having pleasure in that area you may continue it. This habit will not be transferred to your son or daughter, don't worry. I also suggest you to try straight sex because society needs you to do that. Don't be worried or anxious about your homesex attitude. Enjoy it. Take care.
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I am suffering from HIV phobia? When ever I go for testing I fear I can catch it there. Now this anxiety is interfacing with my career and life. Is it worth to consult psychiatrist? How would they help me?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from HIV phobia? When ever I go for testing I fear I can catch it there. Now this anxiety is interfaci...
Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. You must definitely meet a psychiatrist. Why? For the simple reason that this is a known psychological problem. Part of the problem is that one feels that the threat is real and hence does not recognise the utility of a psychiatric intervention; but the reality is such an intervention is useful and invaluable! Besides these theoretical points, in my own practical experience we have treated a number of such clients. So not only should you not hesitate, rather you must seek help at the earliest to avoid unnecessary prolongation of suffering. Take care!
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