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Dr. Shamala Vatsa

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dr. Shamala Vatsa Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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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.
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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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My father is taking a tension and speaking himself, he is taking some medicine from last two year. But no result found. Sometimes he feel good when he takes green tea regular. Please suggest me best medicine for him.

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My father is taking a tension and speaking himself, he is taking some medicine from last two year. But no result foun...
Dear Lybrate User, It would be helpful if you talk to your father and find out what is causing his tension. Help him to explore various options to reduce the stress. Also find out what medicine he is taking and ask if it is helping him or not. Accompany him, next time he visits his Doctor. Speak to the Doctor yourself and find out what is happening to your father, what medicines he is taking. Discuss with the Doctor and find out if Counselling would help your father. Then do the needful. All the best.

Kleptomania is a psychiatric disorder, is there any permanent medical cure recorded for this. What are the success ratio and dedication required from patient/supporters.

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Kleptomania is a psychiatric disorder, is there any permanent medical cure recorded for this. What are the success ra...
Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder, but very often there is an underlying emotional disorder which triggers the problem. This requires evaluation of personality and understanding the underlying causes. The treatment is effective if the patient, relatives and therapist work as a team.
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I am very short tempered people if things font go my way I usually loose my temper due to this my relationship is under very stress even I have hit my wife today please suggest me how to overcome all this.

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I am very short tempered people if things font go my way I usually loose my temper due to this my relationship is und...
DEAR Lybrate USER. This problem is due to irritation and inadequate nutrition of the brain. So follow few basic things …. 1) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 2) don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meal…3) avoid oily, spicy, salty, junk, fast, fermented and stale foods…. 4) avoid coffee and tea…5) try to sleep upto 10.30 pm …6) do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning. A) eat 1 TSF of CELERY FRUIT along with 1 TSF of jiggery after meals. B) take 60 ml of AUDUMBARAVLEHA along with 10 ml of honey early in the morning and at night before sleep. C) take 2 tablets of MAHALAXMIVILAS RASA along with AUDUMBARAVLEHA at night before sleep…. D) instill 3-4 drops of CHANDANADI TAILA in each nostril at the time of sleeping……Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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I have fever since 2 days, which is relieved by paracetamol. But again rises after a few hours. Fever doesn't exceed 100 degrees. I have a lot of body pains, especially in my back, shoulders and legs. I also have a little shivering. I don't have any cold or cough complaints. Please Help!

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I have fever since 2 days, which is relieved by paracetamol. But again rises after a few hours. Fever doesn't exceed ...
Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt Ns1ag dengue and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports
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Dear sir, my mother is old and she is getting those panic attacks feels restless please advice.

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Dear sir, my mother is old and she is getting those panic attacks feels restless please advice.
It seems she has age related depression or other mental stress. You can check her cbc, tft and inform me privately.

I am 63 years old and due to tension of my family matters could not get sound sleep what hair oil shall I use? or any suggestions.

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I am 63 years old and due to tension of my family matters could not get sound sleep what hair oil shall I use? or any...
You talk to a counsellor. If necessary will consider for medication. Hair oil may help, like brahmi amla hair oil may help you.
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I feel really tired and lazy all the time. I keep away from my friends and relatives all the time even though they are nice to me. I feel like I do not have anyone to share my feelings with and I even keep away from my girlfriend at times. I feel as if I am not being loved enough and that I am not being recognised by my relations. I am starting whether or not to consult a psychiatrist. Please help me.

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I feel really tired and lazy all the time. I keep away from my friends and relatives all the time even though they ar...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of olive.+ 3 drops of mustard + 3 drops of centuary. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.

I am 43 year old I snore and bite teeth in sleep my wife wakes me up all night and feel unsleep in day time I have my own business and a lot of business tension.

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If you are overweight then shed some weight first. Omit sugar, cold drinks and fried foods from your menu.

Hi, my hair itching is going worse. I'm shedding like hundreds of hair a day. This is accounting to serious stress. My scalp is so flaky, oily. Even though I head bath daily still this happens. Is it serious ? Should I consult a doctor ? Is there any remedy ? P.S I wear helmet daily for 2 hrs.

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Hi, my hair itching is going worse. I'm shedding like hundreds of hair a day. This is accounting to serious stress. M...
Take avipattikara chruna, 1/2 tsf in half a glass of warm water, twice a day, before meals. Take gandhaka rasyana tabs, 3 tabs, twice a day , 10 mins after meals, with warm water. Take mahatikta ghruta, 1and half tsf in half a glass of hot water, 1 hr after meals, twice a day. Drink it slowly and make sure you don't eat or drink anything for 1hr after consuming mahatikta ghruta, Apply dhrudurpatradi oil 0over the scalp, daily. Use herbal shampoos only. Continue the regime for 1 month. Stop curd, cold water, mango, spicy food, fast food in your diet. Good luck.
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I'm depressed patient I'm hopeless n I'm unable to adjust to my situations. Please help.

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I'm depressed patient I'm hopeless n I'm unable to adjust to my situations. Please help.
Depressive illness is a medical/psychiatric illness that can be treated effectively by antidepressants and cognitive behavior therapy. So one has to see a psychiatrist. Kindly ask your psychiatrist to change the medications and do cbt or change the psychiatrist at the earliest. Psychiatrist after assessment and evaluation will decide on the best antidepressant medication that is suitable to you. These antidepressant medications are not sedatives or addictive in a nature. The course may last for 4-6 months depending upon the severity of the illness.

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Here are some root causes of depression and how we can manage it.

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My daughter is frightened to sit in exam she always forget everthing while exam otherwise she solve any problem in the class. She is never able to complete the exam in tim she is week in time management. She has to appear in 12th class examination this year. I am worried how she will appear in exams please help her out

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This is not possible sitting at home, consult some study and exam stress coach. I can also help you and her in this situation. connect, if u want to meet/speak to me.
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I can not remember any thing with 2 to 3 days what is this reason please solve this problem.

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You may be under some stress. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.

I've been using marijuana for past 5 years, I'm trying to quit it now, it's almost been two months since I smoked last. I feel depressed now a days, feels like there is no point in doing anything, what can I do to overcome this?

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Since you have smoked it for five years, you need to meet a psychiatrist for de-addiction. Medicine+exercise+yoga+right diet+ counselling will help you to lead a successful life.
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I had done treatment of my headache and it cures too. But now my exams are coming soon and I am reading for 7 to 8 hours a day. Problem is that there is sudden pain in my head whenever I looked down in book. Pain goes away when my neck is in neutral position but sudden headache when I flexed or extend my neck. What would I do?

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I had done treatment of my headache and it cures too. But now my exams are coming soon and I am reading for 7 to 8 ho...
Dear Lybrate user, Welcome to Lybrate. Could be due to stress. Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as “acute stress,” can be exciting—it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or “chronic stress,” can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. Physical exercise, creative activities, deep breathing, being away from the situation for sometime etc can help you tackle the stress. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? Once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some psycho therapy methods. Please let me know the details. Take care.

Gud evng doctor, I am having excess dreams in my sleep early in the morning. Nothing scary but regular activities as if I'm awake. On waking up I feel tired as if I didn't sleep. Please help me.

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Gud evng doctor, I am having excess dreams in my sleep early in the morning. Nothing scary but regular activities as ...
nothing abnormal about dreams, get up in the morning and go for walk. it will help. welcome for help.
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I am 38 years old and I have forget problem.Please do help.

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Forgetfulness is only part of a symptom group. Kindly get assessed by a psychiatrist for a diagnostic formulation of your problems.

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Organic brain syndrome (OBS),

also known as organic brain disease (OBD) Organic mental disorders organic brain disorder, is an older and nearly obsolete general term from psychiatry, referring to many physical disorders that cause impaired mental function. It does not include psychiatric disorders. Originally, the term was created to distinguish physical (termed "organic") causes of mental impairment from psychiatric (termed "functional") disorders.

Acute organic brain syndrome is (by definition) a recently appearing state of mental impairment, as a result of intoxication, drug overdose, infection, pain, and many other physical problems affecting mental status. In medical contexts, "acute" means "of recent onset. As is the case with most acute disease problems, acute organic brain syndrome is often temporary?however this is not guaranteed (a recent-onset problem may continue to be chronic or long term). A more specific medical term for the acute subset of organic brain syndromes is delirium
Chronic organic brain syndrome is long-term. For example, some forms of chronic drug or alcohol dependence can cause organic brain syndrome due to their long-lasting or permanent toxic effects on brain function.[3] Other common causes of chronic organic brain syndrome sometimes listed are the various types of dementia, which result from permanent brain damage due to strokes, Alzheimer's disease, or other damaging causes which are not reversible.

Though OBS was once a common diagnosis in the elderly, until the understanding of the various types of dementias it is related to a disease process and is not an inevitable part of aging. In some of the older literature, there was an attempt to separate organic brain syndrome from dementia, but this was related to an older world view in which dementia was thought to be a part of normal aging, and thus did not represent a special disease process. The later identification of various dementias as clear pathologies is an example of the types of pathological problems discovered to be associated with mental states, and is one of the areas which led to abandonment of all further attempts to clearly define and use OBS as a term.

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1 Associated conditions
2 Symptoms
3 Treatment
4 Other names
5 References
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Associated conditions
Disorders that cause injury or damage to the brain and contribute to OBS include, but are not limited to:

Alcoholism
Alzheimer's Disease
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Autism
Concussion
Encephalitis
Epilepsy
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Hypoxia
Parkinson's disease
Intoxication/overdose caused by drug abuse including alcoholism
Sedative hypnotic dependence and drug abuse[3]
Intracranial hemorrhage/trauma
Korsakoff Syndrome
Mastocytosis
Meningitis
Psychoorganic syndrome
Stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Withdrawal from drugs, especially sedative hypnotics, e.G. Alcohol or benzodiazepines
Other conditions that may be related to organic brain syndrome include: clinical depression, neuroses, and psychoses, which may occur simultaneously with the OBS.

Symptoms
Symptoms of OBS vary with the disease that is responsible. However, the more common symptoms of OBS are confusion; impairment of memory, judgment, and intellectual function; and agitation. Often these symptoms are attributed to psychiatric illness, which causes a difficulty in diagnosis.

Treatment
Treatment of OBS varies with the causative disorder or disease. It is important to note that it is not a primary diagnosis and a cause needs to be sought out and treated.

Other names
Chronic organic brain syndrome
OBS
Organic mental disorders
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My wife having severe body pain and vomiting sensation. Is it a pregnancy symptoms?

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My wife having severe body pain and vomiting sensation. Is it a pregnancy symptoms?
Missed period will be first symptom. Vomiting may be due to gastritis. If you doubt pregnancy go for urine card test. You can do it yourself.
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