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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....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 am 27 year old male I have drinking habit how can I stop it.

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Dear, you must understand the difference between alcohol addiction and abuse. You can definitely quit alcohol in one go. Just stop it and swear not to drink again. Engage yourself in games and other engaging activities during evenings or when you feel the urge. Just a week, your habit should change. There are many other methods, which you can see through internet. The best method is what I suggested. Please try it without fail. Take care.

I wanna say something scureb in my face what can I do. I am fully depressed please tell me sir.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
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I wanna say something scureb in my face what can I do. I am fully depressed please tell me sir.
Hi lybrate-user! Stop worrying and consult Skin specialist or Cosmetic Surgeon who can definitely help you overcome this problem. Take care. Relax. With regards, Psy. MSV.

To combat stress and anxiety shall one take multivitamin or a good nutritional supplement daily and are there any side effects of taking a nutritional supplement daily for a longer period of time.

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To combat stress and anxiety shall one take multivitamin or a good nutritional supplement daily and are there any sid...
Only certain vitamins and nutrients are said to have good effects on anxiety and stress. However there is no documentary evidence to substantiate these findings. There is no harm in taking some vitamins like the ones of b complex group because these are water soluble and can be easily washed out from the body. But whether they are useful for daily use is questionable. Some other nutrients like vitamin a and vitamin d may accumulate in body if taken unnecessarily or in larger amounts. Hence it is advisable to use any supplement under the supervision of a doctor only.
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I did sex vth unknown person after 3months 15 days I have tested elisa. Now I can be happy with ou tensions. It is negative.

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I did sex vth unknown person after 3months 15 days I have tested elisa. Now I can be happy with ou tensions. It is ne...
Dear Adi, This time if you tested negative does not mean that next time you can have sex with unknown or even known person, it will be negative always. Better to be safe rather than sorry. Always carry think condom and use it whenever you have sex. Known or unknown person are the same unless you know the person's HIV status. Many time you may not know the HIV status of a known person.
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I have a memory loss problem please help me toh get over from this problem.

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Dear, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.

I noticed some symptoms of depression in my behaviour and life. But I don't know why I am depressed. Is there any way to get rid of depression.

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I noticed some symptoms of depression in my behaviour and life. But I don't know why I am depressed. Is there any way...
Chronic stress is a byproduct of our busy life style these days, which at times leads to feeling of burnout and depression. Building your resilience will help you manage your stress and help in depression. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Hope this helps. Wishing you very best.
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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is .is it compulsory that if someone can not be able to distinguish differences between reality and fantasy then he is suffering from any psychotic disease or is it can be the symptom of any psychological disease?

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Hi I wanna know 1 thing and that is .is it compulsory that if someone can not be able to distinguish differences betw...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Aspen.+ 3 drops of Mimulus + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of Cherry plum.+ 3 drops of Clematis. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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Hi I am currently working in Noida, I have a problem of excessive sleepiness during day time, which is making me not to remain fresh and alert. It makes me difficult to read and remember. I am not getting good night sleep due to change in location as I am from South India. For past 5 years I worked in Chennai since 2 years I am suffering like this. I am divorced and have suffered a lot of incidents which are applying pressure. Kindly suggest.

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Hi I am currently working in Noida, I have a problem of excessive sleepiness during day time, which is making me not ...
Your divorce may have a lot to do with your stress. Change of location does play a part but together with the divorce, they could cause a lot of sleeplessness. I suggest you deal with the stress and a lot of improvement is likely to happen forthwith. For improving your sleep try some or all of the following: Instead of worrying too much about causes, why don’t you implement some of my suggestions, because they work effectively. The lack of sleep, i. E. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i. E. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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What Really Causes Personality Disorders?

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What really causes personality disorders?

Personality disorders (pd) are anomalies in behavioral patterns of an individual that are characterized by impairments in personal and interpersonal functioning. These are maladaptive psychological conditions that can be mild or intense and can affect a person's relations with others. These are not triggered by the external factors but are inherent abnormalities of behavior and conduct.

The human psyche is a vast and complex field of study which is so diverse that no two cases of psychological dysfunction are the exact same. Personality disorders are of numerous types, each having a different set of causes and traits.

Broadly speaking, they can be classified into three extensive 'clusters' or categories.

Cluster a includes odd or eccentric disorders like paranoid pd,

Cluster b includes dramatic or erratic disorders such as antisocial pd, and

Cluster c includes fearful and anxious disorders like avoidant pd.

Personality disorders are caused by a wide range of factors which impact each individual in a different manner. The most basic and common causes of pd are as follows:

sexual abuse

physical abuse

emotional abuse

verbal abuse

In most cases, abuse occurs during childhood and the pd takes manifestation in the teenage and adult years. A combination of multiple factors gives rise to complicated disorders which have more acute symptoms. Accidents and trauma can also give rise to personality disorders later in life.

Counseling and psychological therapy are used to tackle the problem and alleviate symptoms. Each case requires a different kind of approach and sometimes intake of medication is also deemed necessary. Diagnosis is always subjective and takes into account various aspects of the patient's life.

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I am 40 years old. My thoughts are very negative. I am very lazy. What should I do?

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I am 40 years old. My thoughts are very negative. I am very lazy. What should I do?
Lybrate-user, hope you are depressed and full of anxiety disorder. Try to defend it by your positive thoughts. Time will solve, do not be suppressed, be bold and brave to go ahead. When you are going to br filled up with your mind with negative mind discard it saying I am potent and matters not good and burden to me. So and so it will turn into positive. Ok.
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I have stressed from few days and headache is my main problem. Please help me.

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I have stressed from few days and headache is my main problem. Please help me.
Take crocin pain relief one sos. get your BP checked. get your eye sight checked. take rest and balanced diet. consult if not ok.

How do I give up smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist
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Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.

I am suffering from schizophrenia for past 9 years with ongoing medicines still do not have mental peace. What basic precautions should I take to get rid off schizophrenia?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
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Please consult a homoeopath for this.Because psychiatric medicines you need to have for life-long.Better have homoepathic treatment.So that you will be relieved sooner with 1-2 yrs.

I have memory loss and in 2016 I want to attend +12 public exam what I want to do

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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I think when you are saying that you are having memory loss, are you saying that you do not remember what you read for exams, there might be many reasons for the first and the foremost is the anxiety, followed by correct method of studying and last but not the least nutrition. Look into these aspects and try to correct yourself or take help from other and see.
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My son suffering from multiple tic disorder. please suggest treatment.

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Psychologist
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Dear you told multiple tic disorder. First of all you should consult a neurologist to assess these whether they belong to neurological or psychological spectrum. If it comes under psychological spectrum, please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help your son to cure it. Take care.

I don't know what happen with me. I cut my whole hand with blade but I can't fill any pain. I think something in my head I can't toralate the pain. Don't khow what happen with me but I can't feel good. I don't know what I do and why i.

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I don't know what happen with me. I cut my whole hand with blade but I can't fill any pain. I think something in my h...
Dear lybrate user. Don't exaggerate. You must have felt the pain afterwards. The pain may not be felt when you are emotional. Don't do these things. If you have suicidal thoughts, please consult a psychologist online. Take care.

I was suffering depression from past almost six years. I had take medicine proper without gap but how much time will recover from this disease.

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I was suffering depression from past almost six years. I had take medicine proper without gap but how much time will ...
ajay you can take Kali phos 6x/TDS 4-4tab for 1months . arsenicum album 1M/ 2 dose at 1/2 an hour interval o only once but ajay please tell me about causative factor. coz homoeopathic treatment based on causative factor.. do yoga.share urself with ur family members & friends. go & see comedy .

I lost my husband last year and I lost my consciousness n suffering from severe depression due to unstable mental condition.

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I lost my husband last year and I lost my consciousness n suffering from severe depression due to unstable mental con...
Hello lybrate-user. I am v sorry. I can understand your grief, though husbnd wife relationship is very. We have to accept the fact of our life. Now present and future is in your hand. You have to move forward. To maintain yourself mentally healthy. You have to work on yourself there are some techniques to live happy healthy life.

I met with an accident fallen from my 2 wheeler having swelling n pain with scratches in my Foot what should I use to remove swelling and pain.

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I met with an accident fallen from my 2 wheeler having swelling n pain with scratches in my Foot what should I use to...
put a crepe bandage do cold packs take pain killers round the clock for 2 days if no relief, consult orthopaedic surgeon nearby
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