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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology)

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Shankar Rajaraman MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology) Psychiatrist, Bangalore
17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman is a popular Psychiatrist in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. He has over 17 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has done MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology) . You can consult Dr. Shankar Rajaraman at Healthcare@Basaveshwaranagar in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar Rajaraman and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, - 2000
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - JJM Medical College , Davangere, - 2005
MSc (Psychology) - Karnataka State Open University, - 2012
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Hi, I am 15 years old and I read in class 10. And at this time I need of memory nd remember power. But I am losing my remember power. I can't remember the long type questions (marks-2-7. I only remember the very short type questions. But at the time of long questions I read them for 10-15 times nd after 7 days I need to again read it nd after some days again. So how can I increase my remember power. I am in need of it. Nd give me some remember tips.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, I am 15 years old and I read in class 10. And at this time I need of memory nd remember power. But I am losing my...
Hi, Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each day physically changes your brain, making you less anxious, and more rational and empathetic. -Besides increasing your physical strength and flexibility, yoga changes your brain. Research suggests that in addition to reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, yoga protects the brain from shrinking with age. -Exercise daily as it would can help offset the cognitive decline brought on by aging and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. -Get enough sleep. On average, adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -Spend time with people whose company you enjoy, and who make you feel like the best version of you. -laughter can improve short-term memory in older adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help you think more deeply.
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The basic difference between curd and buttermilk is the process of dilution by the addition of water. The more water you put in curd, the less concentrated the buttermilk becomes. According to Ayurveda, the churning (montana) of the curd into buttermilk, gives it additional properties. Churning induces the proteins in the buttermilk to be easily digested due to their degraded structure.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
The basic difference between curd and buttermilk is the process of dilution by the addition of water. The more water ...
Dear lybrate-user, you are right, some effect are diluted and some effects are added, like if we take food with curd it works like sedative where as not with butter milk.
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My relative has Post Partum Depression. We have taken her to a Psychiatrist but she is not taking the medicines. What can we do now and how long will it take to get cured?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
She required medicine as well as family and support to come out depression. If she is not taking medicine then try to give by mixing in juice, milk, curd, dal. Patients most often recover by 3 weeks.
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I am 19 years old. And I am also physically fit but I want a help from you. I am not able to concentrate in my studies. My mind is always moving here and there during studies. Can you please suggest some idea to concentrate.

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. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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He lost his close last week and feeling depressed all the time so, how can he be cured?

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
He lost his close last week and feeling depressed all the time so, how can he be cured?
The losses are inevitable in life, you need to let it stride by. Concentrate on your work and let it pass. Time is the greatest healer.
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panic disorder which ssri is most effective and in what dosage but does not increase weight. I was taking paroxetine 25 and now switched to fluoxetine 60.

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 , panic disorder is due to underlying anxiety and anxiety is to be treated first. Please address your anxiety with the help of psychotherapy, meditation, exercise and life style changes. I will help you in these aspects if you desire so. Your psychiatrist is the person who is supposed to prescribe ssris and you should trust him in this matter. The dosage depends on several aspects and your psychiatrist takes care of every aspects before prescribing. You may talk to your psychiatrist regarding your weight gain problem. Take care.
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Actually I'm face a lot of mentally problem regarding my career, and get depress. How I solve it?

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
Actually I'm face a lot of mentally problem regarding my career, and get depress. How I solve it?
Dear lybrate user. There is no need to get depressed about your future and career. You have to concentrate on your present, study and perform well today. Do everything perfectly today and stop worrying about tomorrow. Automatically you will do well in your future and get good career. At the same time, if you worry about your future, you will not be able to perform today. That means your future will be spoiled automatically. Hope you can understand. You need counseling. Take care.
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Best Medicine for chronic epididymitis ?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Try Doxycycline 100mg with breakfast daily for 2 weeks. If not improved you may have to rule out tuberculosis.
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My daughter has been taking fluoxetine 40 mg for about 18 months. She was having depression but is much better now. When should we stop the medication?

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 am sorry to say NO. Depression is a mental disease. If your daughter is taking medicines for 18 months, she is ought to feel better. Now you may talk to your psychiatrist to slowly taper that medicine over a period of another 18 months. If symptoms relapse, the medicine should not be stopped. Work with your psychiatrist. Psychotherapy methods will teach your daughter to manage her depression. You may post a private question to me with every detail and I shall provide all the required steps to be taken to manage your problem (for a fee). [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. K V Anand" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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I think I might have dissociative identity disorder, and I am seeing a psychiatrist this Wednesday. But I just wanted to know that, is it very likely that I might have it? Because, I do have all the other characteristics, but- I do have difficulty remembering things I did through out the day, I can't tell you quickly if I have had my meals, or where I left my keys, I keep losing track of my stuff. But I don't have total blank spaces in my memory.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I think I might have dissociative identity disorder, and I am seeing a psychiatrist this Wednesday. But I just wanted...
Well the symptoms you have described suggest more towards a problem in concentration and attention which needs a detailed evaluation. Adolescents with thyroid problem, hormonal issues and stress can have these symptoms usually. These symptoms doesn't fit for a diagnosis of dissociative disorder. Kindly relax and let the psychiatrist help you. All the best.
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How can I leave smoking. kindly help me?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Tobacco is addictive. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill 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, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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My age is 24 I am interested in watching in irregular videos like femdom or bdsm scenes (in that girl whips on the hero by flogging) I want to overcome it please explain how to overcome it and I am more worry on that I am masturbating weekly 2 to 3 times by watching this videos. I am wasting lot of time in unnecessary things.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My age is 24 I am interested in watching in irregular videos like femdom or bdsm scenes (in that girl whips on the he...
Anything that is not responsible, respectful or functional is really unhealthy for you. You need to be careful because porn may provide great sexual entertainment but it also stokes the desire, which will then lead to desire-fulfillment and that will lead to impulses. It actually objectifies women and sex to levels that make you lose respect for them. Besides, the whole thing is dramatized to such crazy levels of performance (that is why it sells too) that you are made to feel grossly inadequate. It is really far from the reality, and these are exceptional actors, with some exceptional endowments and actions that you may even look at your own spouse (later when you get married, that is) with disdain or inadequacies that are most unfair. After you have been stimulated you are left hungry in your groin to want to fulfill your desires, and if not met soon, leaves you with that raging libido, and it can goad you to do something inappropriate. In essence, it spoils a very beautiful thing and reduces it to mere physical impulses. After some time you get disgusted when you have had too much of it; whereas natural sex will never cause that effect at all. If you have so much of sexual energy you can channelize it into activities, sports, games, and hobbies. You need to distract yourself when the drive is very strong in you, which may be so if your levels of testosterone are very high too. You need to socialize with members of the opposite sex and enjoy their company to experience the different aspects of a woman and to also feel the different aspects of sex and not get frozen in the carnal part of it alone. Sex has five different dimensions to it: there is the physical aspect, the emotional aspect, the intellectual aspect, the social aspect and finally, there is the spiritual aspect. The latter may surprise you but this is where respect and regard for women and their bodies will come up to help treat them with value. If you cultivate these dimensions of sex I am sure you will perceive women differently and with a lot of respect. Eventually, when you are into a serious relationship with a woman, you will truly enjoy the whole concept of romance and being and falling in love with the real thing: That my friend will be a different ball-game. Do not play with a poor replica of sex, and shy away from the real person and thing, which are so wholesome. Similarly, masturbation can become addictive and appear to give you more pleasure over a period of time and spoil natural sex.
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While taking alcohol my face and eyes becomes red and I feel some breathing problem Is it a start of heart problem or lever issues Kindly explain?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
No. If that is the case you might be on Disulfiram/Antabuse or any medication. If not you better avoid alcohol. It is not related to primary heart issue/You get your Liver checked and also LFT/ and ultrasound Liver for ruling out Fatty liver. Get back to me with your results.
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I feel sometimes emotionally challenged due to love. What should I do? She does not love me and I want to forget. please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel sometimes emotionally challenged due to love. What should I do? She does not love me and I want to forget. ple...
If she does not love you, then there is no use wasting time and energy on her. A relationship has to be two way. You have to consider a someone who did not exist and move on. The fact is that you need to love someone who appreciates you and wants to love you back in return. Since this girl does not love you, there is no point pining for her. This does not make her a bad girl: she just does not fancy you or whatever. You cannot force her to love you. So just carry on with life. You can talk about your feelings to someone but do not talk ill of her. Over a period of time you will get over her and may even kick yourself for having lost yourself in such a girl because there will be many lovely girls you will meet in life and they will all be different. In that midst you will find your true love.
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My son who is 16 years now is stammering on and off. I could find initially that he used to stammer when he is under tension with exam or stress in the school or with friends. Now this stammering is slightly increased and it happens on and off. Please Dr. So 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
Dear Shrividya, Welcome to lybrate. Stammering is "speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or "say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses". Stammering could be due to two reasons. First reason is Vocal cord misalignment. Second is Psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ENT Specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ENT specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, You should consult a psychologist for stammer therapy. Take care.
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Hi iam rohit am too addicted to cigarette. I smoke 10-12 cigarettes daily and many more something I take cold drink with it. Did it make any sexual impact on me please help me sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi iam rohit am too addicted to cigarette. I smoke 10-12 cigarettes daily and many more something I take cold drink w...
Yes, the nicotine in cigarette smoke can reduce your erectile capacity and over a period of time it can affect yoru sexual potency. Each cigarette you smoke has an effect on your erectile capacity: the nicotine in the cigarette is a vaso-constrictor i.e. it narrows the blood vessels to constrict the blood flow. The erection of the penis is caused by an extra flow of blood to the penis along with a shut down valve that facilitates its engorgement. This action will be compromised. Smoking can also affect men's sperm, which can reduce fertility and also increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage. You are advised to stop smoking immediately.
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Im 22years old I have my own business im getting irritativeness in my life more stress, so what to do for a free mind life?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Im 22years old I have my own business im getting irritativeness in my life more stress, so what to do for a free mind...
It is very appreciable that you have your own business at this young age. At your age, it is likely that you might take undue risks or take impulsive decisions which might land you in financial trouble. To avoid this make a systematic plan for you daily activities related to business, have a goal for every month and try to achieve it. Most importantly have a realistic goal. Take small and firm steps towards your goal. Also have some contingency plans ready, in case there is any set back. Please remember there will be set backs in life, don't lose courage, take situations head on, try to explore more options to come out of a tricky situations. Understand your capacities and take risks or burden accordingly. If required seek advice from experienced elders at home.
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I have been noticing that I feel blue a lot. I hardly ever feel happy. I'm a student entering final year and will be looking for jobs and I'm worried this may affect me badly. I'm losing interest in pretty much everything that I loved to do before, have no hobbies as of now and want to be alone most of the time. Other than that, I also feel lonely sometimes but do not like opening up to anyone and sound like a wimp. I try distracting myself but it feels very temporary. I'm low on self esteem and irritable/sleepy/disoriented most of the time. All this is becoming overbearing and I do not wish to consult anyone whatsoever since I cannot afford to consult someone right now. I hear people telling me to be "happy" and that I should be meditating and stuff but I'm just not interested, infact it pisses me off even more. Please advise. Thank you.

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 been noticing that I feel blue a lot. I hardly ever feel happy. I'm a student entering final year and will be ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You are corect. Many people advise you to be happy. But preaching is easier than practicing. In ths initial stages of life, you need to engage in creative activities and games to be happy. In later stages of life, you will learn to be happy without any tools. For now I suggest go out, play and entertain yourself. I also suggest personality development. Take care.
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I am 28. Female. I have habit of over thinking. Appetite very low. No energy or passion for anything. Always feeling depressed. Sleep a lot. Still feel exhausted. I think I am like this from childhood.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 28. Female. I have habit of over thinking. Appetite very low. No energy or passion for anything. Always feeling ...
I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. 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.
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I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 130 kgs and in very proportionate body shape what should I do to get in shape reduce weight and get rid of thyroid problems permanently? I am also facing body pain, breathing problem and more because of it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 1...
Hello, it's good to reduce weight at right time as many problems including irregular menses are directly related to overweight! read the following guidelines and implement them in your routine: management: 1: drink plenty of water (at least 2-3 l/d) or other calorie-free beverages. 2: be choosy about nighttime snacks. 3: enjoy your favorite foods. 4: have 6 meals per day - 3 main courses and 3 snack meals (snack meals should be healthy). 5: do regular exercises daily (start with light and later may be little vigorous). Exercise decreases the stress hormone in your body, burns calories and also increases the blood circulation. 6: eat seasonal fruits. Fruit helps to satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to its natural sugars, while fresh vegetables help you fill up more quickly. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber to help you feel full quickly. 7: eat more whole grains and cut simple carbs. Whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, sweet potato, and brown rice are all excellent sources of energy and sources of nutrition. 8: choose lean proteins instead of fatty ones. 9: cut the salt from your diet. Eating more sodium causes your body to retain water, which can cause you to feel bloated and gain more weight. 10: don't skip meals. When you skip meals, your body stops breaking down fat and starts breaking down muscle tissue. Muscle tissue burns more calories at rest than other tissues, so you're actually working against your goals 11: eat at home. Going out to eat makes it too easy to cheat. Food sold at restaurants is commonly much higher in fat, sodium, and other weight-loss killers. 12: give yourself a treat now and then. If you're attending a party or going out for a special occasion, allow yourself an indulgence. Just make sure that these indulgences don't become daily habits. Medication for obesity: start taking schwabe's phytolacca berry tablets/ thrice daily 1/2 an hr before the meals for 1 month. Thereafter revert me back for further guidance. All the best!
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