Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments

Dr. Shankar

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Dr. Shankar Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help

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 has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 29 years of experience on 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.


Languages spoken


Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. Shankar


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


View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Shankar

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review


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

I m a 18 yrs old and college student also. But I can't remember everything. Any suggested.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are into your late adolescence and there are bound to be issues related to this stage in your life. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too.There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am facing problem of anxiety . I get angry nd feel like I should kill everyone and whole world is my enemy. I start throwing things nd this lasts for 10 mins and thn slowly I become normal.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am facing problem of anxiety . I get angry nd feel like I should kill everyone and whole world is my enemy. I start...
Dear friend, please introspect what kind of expectations from others are part of your thinking pattern. One gets angry when things are not going your way or people are not behaving as you want them too. You must realize that you cannot change anyone as they cannot change you. There is nothing wrong in throwing things as long as they are inexpensive and not directed at someone:) do not judge yourself on your short-tempered-ness, it will aggravate the problem. Sit back let things happen as they have to happen. Relax take a counseling session if you must! cheers.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am ies student Problem for the psychiatrist Mai college time tak average person scorer raha hu, ab mai ies ki taiyari kar rahu, bachpan mei buri yade jase financial crisis, dosto ka humesha mera mazak banana, dumped up by girl, bachpan mei humesha meri ma ka mere upar hath uthna, yeh sari buri yade muje pareshan karti hai jab bhi mei padne ki koshish karta hu help me to forget my past.

Psychologist, Delhi
I am ies student Problem for the psychiatrist Mai college time tak average person scorer raha hu, ab mai ies ki taiya...
Very happy to know that despite your past troubles, you are studying for ias. That is great news! you no longer have to think you are very ordinary as you are preparing to make yourself extra-ordinary! not all of us become ias. All you need is good guidance. If you can afford, see a psychologist. Or, you practice all that is taught daily on astha channel 5.00 to 7.30 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom and bramri and udgit. You will get miraculous results for free and without adverse effects of allopathic medicines and will gain good physical and mental health, increase in your stamina, good concentration, improved memory, etc. Not necessary, you have to be present in front of your tv at 5 am. Begin by switching on your tv just whatever time you get up and start practicing as being taught. Gradually when you regulate your sleeping time, you will be able to get up next morning at 5 and will be able to do complete workout. Best of luck for good health and happiness, and ias.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir I am drinking alcohol one or two times in one month is there any. Problem to my health.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Certainly alcohol has many ill effects. To begin with, it is habit forming and one can easily become dependant on it. It can cause memory problems, liver damage, accidents, passing out (black outs) and not to forget, social as well as monetary problems. Try and curtail your intake or even quit altogether. It is better to stay away from vices.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

For e. G I lost somebody close last year and since than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self 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 than feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the tim...
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 or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all. As you are in depression you may have to take antidepressants. If these natural things do not help.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Borderline Personality Disorder: Signs And Symptoms

Certificate in Wellness Management, Master In Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Borderline Personality Disorder: Signs And Symptoms

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined as a mood disorder that affects one's interaction and relationships with others. It generally develops during adolescence and persists into adulthood. It has been seen that those with a traumatic history of neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse are more prone to developing it. Though it affects people varyingly, these are some symptoms that help diagnose BPD.

1. Emotional instability - 
Intense feelings of rage, sorrow, anger, guilt and emptiness or loneliness are experienced by some sufferers of BPD. Extreme mood swings, lasting for a short span of time, are common in BPD. They may also have issues with their self-image where they cannot place themselves and don't know what they feel about themselves or who they are.

2. Disturbing thoughts - One may experience disturbed thinking and the range of severity is rather wide. One may question his or her existence and need constant reassurance to believe other, or hear voices that tell one to harm oneself or others. In some cases, hallucination and developing delusional beliefs become a common phenomenon that greatly upset the mental condition of the sufferer.

3. Impulsive behavior - Indulging in impulsive behavior is a common sign of BPD. Those suffering from BPD may develop suicidal tendencies and threaten to self-harm. Partaking in risky and irresponsible behavior such as gambling, drinking, drug abuse, having unprotected sex with strangers, going on unrestrained shopping sprees and shoplifting are not uncommon for those with BPD.

4. Intense but unstable relationships - Sufferers of BPD live in a fear of abandonment and feel that the people they love might leave them. They make all possible efforts to prevent being left alone. They may beg, cling and track their loved ones to avoid being left alone. The opposite may also occur and sufferers might feel that they are being smothered by others. This results in actively pushing away loved ones. A combination of these feelings leads sufferers to give out mixed signals which is confusing and often hurts them and their loved ones. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

4038 people found this helpful

Sometimes I think I can do anything but I sometimes I can't do any thing how to control my self confidence to achieve my goals.

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
Sometimes I think I can do anything but I sometimes I can't do any thing how to control my self confidence to achieve...
Dear lybrate-user. You are right. In some situation you will be able to do anything and in some nothing. Self confidence solely depend on experience. The more experience you have, the more you are confident. Take care.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi My age is 27 My marriage is near I have a problem of early discharge, anxiety. what should id o ?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My age is 27
My marriage is near
I have a problem of early discharge, anxiety. what should id o ?
Hi lybrate-user, I can understand your stress, but do not worry few lifestyle changes and exercises can help you overcome this problem. One of them is: kegel's exercise: find your pelvic floor muscles finding the pc muscle is easy. The next time you re urinating, stop or slow your pee mid-flow. The muscles used to stop urinating is your pc muscle. Dont actually tense legs, abdomen or butt cheek muscles, instead focus on lifting your entire pelvic floor upward. Most importantly, continue to breathe through the contraction of your pelvic floor. If you re able to stop or slow your urine in mid-stream, you have just successfully located and contracted your pelvic floor muscles! if you re having a hard time, its the same set of muscles you use to tighten your anus. Now you re ready to kegel. Contract your pelvic floor muscles when you re ready to do kegel exercises for men, the first thing you need to do is contract your pelvic floor muscles. Hold the kegel contraction hold that contraction for as long as you can. Most men cant hold a kegel at first for no more than a couple of seconds. Some may not be able to hold it at all. Thats ok, thats what penis exercises are for to make you stronger! make a note of how long you can hold the kegel. Release the kegel contraction and repeat release the squeeze and repeat, for ten repetitions. Gradually build up your kegels until you can hold them for 10 seconds each. C.
9 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

What is the procedure to control hyper tension. My doctor suggested Ativan 1mg. Is the Medicine has any side effect? Please advise.

General Physician, Faridabad
What is the procedure to control hyper tension. My doctor suggested Ativan 1mg. Is the Medicine has any side effect? ...
tell me your bp status so that i can advise you better. ativan regular use should be avoided. diet controll is the best treatment along with change in life style. it will help to controll hypertension, if failed then we add medicine. thanks every medicine has side effect
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir what does it meant by being happy or joyful from inside is more important than from being happy from outside? Why our happiness should depend on others people or material of outside rather than inside?

Mphil In Psychology, Diploma In Child Guidance & Counselling, MSc - Applied Psychology, Bsc - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Sir what does it meant by being happy or joyful from inside is more important than from being happy from outside? Why...
Dear lybrate-user What a pertinent question you have asked! indeed its an age old question that people with high intellect and wandering mind tend to ask. I agree. It shouldn't. Happiness shouldn't depend on other people or material things. It should come from inside.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

(20 ratings)

Dr. Safiya M S

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Psychological Medicine , MBBS
Mind & Brain Clinic, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
(10 ratings)

Dr. Meena Gnanasekharan

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia Asia Hospital, 
350 at clinic
Book Appointment
(23 ratings)

Dr. Ravi Prakash

Lakshmi Hospital, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
(230 ratings)

Dr. Udayan Bhaumik

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
M S Ramaiah Medical College, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment

Dr. Annie Mathew

MD - Psychiatry
Seraniti - Indiranagar, 
2500 at clinic
Book Appointment
(20 ratings)

Dr. Roshan Jain

Master of Medical Science, CCST (General Adult Psychiatry), MRCP, UK, Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board, M.B.B.S
Apollo Specialty Hospital, 
0 at clinic
Book Appointment