Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Shankar

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Shankar Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
More about Dr. Shankar
Dr. Shankar is a popular Psychiatrist in Sahakara Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Shankar personally at Wellbeeing in Sahakara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 26 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Psychiatrists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

#235, F Block, HTP Road, Sahakarnagar. Landmark: Adjacent to SBIBangalore Get Directions
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Shankar

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

Sir. Thanks for your info. From few Months. I am feeling fear of die and always worried abt what will happen next. Then sometime. In the middle of sleep. I used to wakeup and felt sort of breath and feel like my pennies getting smaller or inactive. I am taken lonazep on that time. Please suggest. How can I come out of this.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir. Thanks for your info. From few Months. I am feeling fear of die and always worried abt what will happen next. Th...
I think you are feeling insecure. It is necessary, to explore your fear of death. This fear is so intense that even when asleep you are disturbed because of your thoughts. You may be having certain doubts or worries about sex as well. Kindly consult a counsellor who will help you to come out of both the problems.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi doctor I am 25 year old. I smoke and use tobacco products. I do masturbate daily. Now I suffer with memory problem. forgot everything lastly. What should I do now? How can I recover my memory.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Lifestyle-Based Ways to Improve Your Memory Eat Right. The foods you eat – and don't eat – play a crucial role in your memory.. Exercise.. Stop Multitasking.. Get a Good Night's Sleep.. Play Brain Games.. Master a New Skill.. Try Mnemonic Devices. Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning 2. Find a way to leverage your memory 3’ create a mental memory tree 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I lost somebody special last weekend now I am suffering from depression now what to do to improve my condition.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I lost somebody special last weekend now I am suffering from depression now what to do to improve my condition.
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day if it dosent work then you must consult ayurveda doctor, They will surely help you.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time plea...
You need to have mind control and meditation and yoga , reading books,listening to music , exercise can all help control your depression or you may need antidepressants. 5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5.Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

How To Overcome Infidelity

MD-Pharmacology, MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
How To Overcome Infidelity

Over the years, infidelity has surfaced as the single most common reason that has the ability to shatter and dismantle a perfectly happy relationship. Infidelity can occur in any and every form of relationship and in each of them it is deemed as unacceptable and uncalled for. Lack of affection has been generally identified as the primary cause why people stray.

However, there are other reasons too that cause infidelity. Some of them are:

  1. Bad judgment: The person who is held responsible for going astray may actually be the victim of bad judgement and an impulsive decision. There may not be anything wrong with the marriage, but momentary attraction and a rash decision are possible reasons that lead a person astray.
  2. Search for an emotional connect: The lack of emotional connect with the partner can be a possible reason for infidelity. An unquenchable thirst for attention and the need to be flattered as well as finding an emotional connect with a new person causes infidelity. Though the most common and devastating outcome of infidelity is the end of a relationship, there are ways, which helps one to overcome infidelity. Some of them are as follows:
  3. Ending the affair immediately: The first and foremost step that you must take in overcoming infidelity is to end the affair immediately. If your relationship is important to you, then it would require your complete investment both physically and emotionally. You must snap all contacts with the other person and concentrate on rebuilding your relationship with renewed faith and trust.
  4. Open discussion: If you want your relationship to work then you must have a completely free and open discussion with your partner. Coming clean about your past affair is imperative if you want to begin anew. Your partner deserves a complete, honest discussion and you must do it delicately and with a lot of care.
  5. Willingness to compromise: Beginning a relationship after confessing about the past relationships requires a lot of hard work and compromises. It will take a long time for the relationship to be what it was before the infidelity and you should take complete responsibility for it as well have a willingness to compromise on certain issues.
  6. Marriage therapy: Apart from the attempt to amend yourself, you can also use the help of a marriage therapist. A marriage counselor or a therapist, through prolonged discussions and sound counselling can avert the possible ending of the relationship.
4544 people found this helpful

Hi Dr. my is memory loss fatigue muscle spasm ,weakness, headache so my vitamin b12 result is 235 pg /ml some Dr. advise vitcofol injection some Dr. told depression. So I confused please advise.

MBBS, MD psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gulbarga
Hi Dr. my is memory loss fatigue muscle spasm ,weakness, headache so my vitamin b12 result is 235 pg /ml some Dr. adv...
You don't have b12 deficiency, but it's levels are reduced. Don't worry it's treatable with that injections, but some more assessment should be done. Don't worry about depression for now, but you need to be assessed by psychiatrist, consult online.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from OCD and do lot of work repeatedly and waste valuable time. I repeat lot of work which I know I do not need to. I am scared that if I do not repeat something bad is going to happen to me. I waste lot of time unnecessarily and trying my best to cure from this issue. Please advise.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi, magical thinking is a one of many symptoms of ocd. Ocd is a treatable one, have both pharmacological as well as non pharmacological intervention. Please visit a psychiatrist to further management as scientific research has shown that if time lag between onset and initiation of treatment increases chances of improvement decreases gradually (ie, a it has good response when you start early treatment).
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

When periods arrive I feel mentally and physically weak. How should I overcome from them. At this time can I do physical activities like cycling etc.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
When periods arrive I feel mentally and physically weak. How should I overcome from them. At this time can I do physi...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of hornbeam.+ 3 drops of centaury. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

He is having some throat problem. His saliva getting blood color. Body paining. What is the disease?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
He is having some throat problem. His saliva getting blood color. Body paining. What is the disease?
Kindly consult an ent& a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Thnk you doc fr your reply. Its relieved my stress somewhat. But make me clear wht kind of details you require further.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Thnk you doc fr your reply. Its relieved my stress somewhat. But make me clear wht kind of details you require further.
I cannot see your query or my reply after I post it and if you want any further help you can consult me
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My Sister is suffering from Bipolar disorder and we got to know when she was in her 20s. She is on medication since then, now she is 32. She does not want to do anything and wants everything in life with no effort. As obvious in this disorder high and low. Very difficult for all of us to handle her. We cant leave her alone for few days even, She does not even want to do any household work, no job, not even cook for herself if nobody there at home. I am looking for advice how to make her live alone being strong and some desire to do activities (household, job, exercise, physical or mental). Can anybody help me please?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My Sister is suffering from Bipolar disorder and we got to know when she was in her 20s. She is on medication since t...
She can be made very functional if she went for regular counseling. If she is left alone and if the mind is not occupied, she will internalize her emotions and thoughts and they will breed more problems. She should be put on a tight program of interesting and occupying activities throughout the day. Do not let her lie down or sleep during the day. Right now, until she becomes cooperative, she should not be given any option about these activities; and someone who can be strict with her must enforce discipline in her daily routine. She must never feel rejected by anyone during enforcement of any healthy demands.One important function is the daily exercise, which must be vigorous and for more than half an hour. If she can be sent to a low-level course to learn any craft and make her earn small amounts through her work it would be very stimulating. She must spend some time of the day socializing with people outside, ideally in a work-related situation. In therapy she must be taught to handle her feelings, particularly anger. If she is episode-free for three years the doctor will consider weaning her off of her medication. So you are looking at getting her back to normal if you do not neglect her and the disease. Due to the 12 years she has been in this passive condition it might take a longer time to get her normal. so be patient and put in the energy to bring her back to good and productive living.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My cousin (age 44 years) got first fits 15 days back. Then he lost memory for 8 hours. Then consulted neuro surgeon and under went all brain related tests and MRI scanning. All reports are normal. Why fits has come and lost short time memory? Is there chances fits again?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
He should get an eeg test done too. Chance of second seizure is always there. Consult a neurophysician.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will increases. Is it the truth?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Doctor, If one's weight is reduced due to stress or anxiety or depression, the HDL will decrease and LDL will in...
Dear, You seem to be having many medical questions because you are suffering from either generalized anxiety disorder or somatisation or somatoform disorder or eating disorder or other psychiatric disorder. Please stop reading all about the various changes in anxiety and stress and project it on yourself. Normal stress is managed by release of stress hormones by the body to cope up with it. They are NORMAL, beneficial way of dealing with stress. The above disorders are abnormal release of stress hormones and its effect on many bodily functions including HDL and LDL metabolism. The above disorders are NOT diagnosed by blood tests. Please consult a psychiatrist and take treatment both as tablets and as talk therapy.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Stress is known to trigger skin problems and acne breakouts. Doing meditation and yoga can prove to be effective stress busters.
2 people found this helpful

My wife is having multiple personality disorder, she turns very dangerous if she don't take pills, it's hard to live with her, please guide me well.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The multiple personality can create multiple problems. It is a very complex disease and without knowing much of her background, I suppose you might be her only hope and solace. Since you are married to her and for several years perhaps too, you are the only person who has reached this level of intimacy with her. That could be the nemesis too but if you undertook to see her through her worst phase, then you could have a reasonable life with her. One thing is very clear and it seems like you have understood that too, is her strict adherence to the medical prescriptions. That is mandatory and that is important for you to personally monitor; and periodically take her for psychiatric reviews. Apart from that she needs intense psychotherapy with a dedicated professional competent in dealing with this condition. There will be a lot of follow-up from this therapy and again I see you taking an active role. If her parents or siblings are around or can come and relieve you periodically, that will give you welcome breaks that will be tremendously good to recharge yourself. The professional is sure to put her on a regimen of exercise, both physical and neurological, a tight time-schedule filled with important and interesting activities, and a socializing program. Consider this a lifetime task and you must dedicate yourself to it completely, if you want to spend a reasonable time with her for the rest of your lives.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

18year old my penis size is 11cm only he is very tensioned about life after marriage. Is that enough size. He saying that can not have a baby.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
18year old my penis size is 11cm only he is very tensioned about life after marriage. Is that enough size. He saying ...
Dear, the size of your penis is normal & the thought of not having baby due to penis size is a myth & completely wrong. Do not think about the size & be focused on your studies & goals of your life.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hey I'm 19 years old and goes to university. I'm a little good at math because I don't have to remember long paragraphs in math but the problem is I can't remember long answer that's why I failed in computer fundamentals. I prepared very well at home but in examination hall all the stuff that I had learned suddenly disappear. I can't even write a single sentence. Please tell me how can I improve my memory. And give some tips to study better and learn long paragraphs and remember it. Please help. Thanks.

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.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I lost somebody close last year and I feel very depressed. Please tell me some remedies.

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
I lost somebody close last year and I feel very depressed. Please tell me some remedies.
Rx ignatia 30/tds daily for 21 days 2-2 drops directly in tongue ..kali phos 6x/tds 4-4 tab daily for 21 days -avoid stress. share urself with ur friends & family. do pranayam also.
You found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 28 years old and feels depressed don't know what is the reason but please tell me what to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 28 years old and feels depressed don't know what is the reason but please tell me what to do?
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.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Addiction of cigratte. How I can do something for my uncle. How he can get rid of addiction of cigratte?

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your uncle's will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If your uncle is ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support he need, he can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless he feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that he has a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for his actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. He should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who will follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, your uncle need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with his psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed