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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology)

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience
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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology) Psychiatrist, Bangalore
17 Years Experience
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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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What precautions should be taken in diabetes, How to concentrate my mind, How to prevent ourselves from the heart attack.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
What precautions should be taken in diabetes, How to concentrate my mind, How to prevent ourselves from the heart att...
Do regular exercise like yoga, walking etc and maintain a healthy weight. Follow a balanced diet to prevent heart attack and to control diabetes. Eat small amount of foods frequently. Do not skip meals. Use watery vegetables, whole fruits. Take unrefined foods but not much. Drink plenty of water specially before meals. Avoid sugar, sweetened juice etc. No underground vegetables, pumpkin etc. Use healthy oil in cooking. Avoid smoking, alcohol. Stay stress free and take proper rest.
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Since I quit smoking for last week suddenly I feel pain when pass stool it giving me irritation in that place while I sit.

Master of Medical Science, CCST (General Adult Psychiatry), MRCP, UK, Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board, M.B.B.S
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Since I quit smoking for last week suddenly I feel pain when pass stool it giving me irritation in that place while I...
Nicotine in tobacco has a stimulating effect on intestinal transit and helps bowel movements. Therefore on quitting smoking, constipation is one of the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Don't worry, this will resolve gradually in 1-2 months after quitting. Meanwhile, as it is unpleasant, I suggest you should have an adequate intake of fluids - at least 1½ liters per day, and eat fibre diet. If that is still not enough you may need to consider taking a laxative, preferably a fiber-based one. Remember, quitting smoking is the best thing you will ever do. Constipation is only a very small price to pay.
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I am suffering from anxiety since last one year. What should I do for it please answer soon?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from anxiety since last one year. What should I do for it please answer soon?
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms. U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated.
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Which kind of precaution should be taken when a person is suffering from fever along with diarrhea, vomiting, anxiety and pains in chest.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Which kind of precaution should be taken when a person is suffering from fever along with diarrhea, vomiting, anxiety...
Hi, If diarrhea and vomiting is because of anxiety you should get treatment. At home try the following, Breathe deep. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, then another. Let each breath out slowly. Repeat as needed. Light exercise. Walking and stretching can soothe a stressed-out body or an over-excited mind. Meditate. Focus on your breathing and what’s happening around you right now. Take a time out. Distract yourself with something you enjoy, like TV, gardening, playing with pets, or a visit with friends. Visualize. Picture yourself facing and conquering fears. For example, see yourself succeeding in that meeting. Get support. Call up a sympathetic friend or family member and talk. Make a plan. Just thinking about how you’ll handle a problem can help you begin to feel in control. Eat and drink right. Alcohol can make stress and anxiety worse. Overeating can pile guilt and nausea onto an already overwrought situation. Rest up. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, or excitement taking your body on a roller-coaster ride, the unchangeable fact is you need to rest and recharge. So daydream. Take naps. And, always get a good night’s sleep.
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À person suffering from Parkinson disease have any chance to have blindness? Is he prone to blindness? What should be the we do to stop damage of eyesight?

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
À person suffering from Parkinson disease have any chance to have blindness? Is he prone to blindness? What should be...
Parkinson's can cause many symptoms, ranging from dry eyes to double vision. Not only can visual disturbances interfere with reading or driving, they can worsen walking or balance problems, and even contribute to hallucinations.
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I feeling lonely because my friends say that, I making stories always about everything. They think I am liar.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I feeling lonely because my friends say that, I making stories always about everything. They think I am liar.
Don't worry! if you are true eventually people will also believe you. Don't get carried away by opinion of others.
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My 15 years old son not able to concentrate on study i: e when he starts study his mind goes elsewhere. But he is interested for study. In such case please advice me.

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, 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. 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 your son. 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. Help change your son's study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help your son with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I dont know where to start . I feel so hurt, frustrated, disturb and lonely, my prob is that wen I get angry or frustrated I take out all my anger and frustrations at my bf and later feel very guilty. this days he has changed alot. He took to me nicely but we lack that old spark that we had in our relation. Sometimes he use 2 leave me all alone and I feel very bad. N we are not in the same city now, he went fo cochin in anoda city. Do you think he got ova me?? few days ago I told him that he is very changed and I am very hurt by his behavior and I want him to be like before he said that its not possible because I have changed but I have not changed. i am having lots of prob that I cant deal wth so I remain always frustrated and may be in solving my prob I have hurted him alot or might not have taken care of him. Please help me. I really cant leave with-tout him. I feel like crying. I have even asked him whether he got over me. But he always says that he loves me and sometimes gets angry n say dt I olws thnk nonsens. M I being irritating to him? we were very happy bfore. He use 2 look after me lyk ah baby, I love him very very much. I know I should have mange my anger. I feel so guilty now. He is the only 1 wt whm I share everything. He is my love, my dad, my bestie, my everything. I will be very alone if he would leave me, I may even commit suicide.

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, you are young and therefore you are infactuated. At this age, you cannot love another person mindfully because you are not mature enough to understand some body. Secondly, now you are disappointed. Any decision taken in haste during emotional period, always is false decisions. Wait and watch. How can you say that he will leave you? how can you predict your future? now is not the time for that. Wait. Concentrate on your education and career. Rest we will see in future. Take care.
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Accident Trauma - How To Get Over It?

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Accident Trauma - How To Get Over It?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after one has been in an accident or has faced an event that has left a scar in their memory. The accidental trauma overpowers you with sentiments of misery and weakness, which in turn can trigger PTSD. Here are a few ways in which you can get over the trauma.

Tip 1: Get moving

  1. Exercise can help your nervous system relax and be unstuck on the trauma by discharging endorphins.
  2. Rhythmic exercises that use both your arms and legs, instead of concentrating on your trauma, can help you divert your mind. Eg. walking, running, swimming etc.
  3. Exercises like mountain climbing, boxing, weight lifting, or combative training can make it simpler to concentrate on your body developments and make you stronger.
  4. Plan to exercise for 30 minutes every day or if it is less demanding, three sets of 10-minute workouts are also good.

Tip 2: Self manage your nervous system

  1. Discovering that you can change your arousal framework and quiet yourself down can specifically question the feeling of vulnerability, which is a typical symptom of PTSD.
  2. Careful breathing is a fast approach to calm yourself down. Take 60 breaths, centering your concentration.
  3. Similar to how particular sights, actions or smells can transport you back to the traumatic event, so can sensory information rapidly calm you down. The key is to locate the sensory information that works for you.
  4. Reconnecting to uncomfortable feelings and emotions without getting to be overpowered by them can have a positive effect on your brain to adjust your state of mind.

Tip 3: Connect with others
Once the reflex has been activated, face-to-face association with people who make you feel protected and safe is the fastest and the best method for bringing your nervous system into its right place. The kind backing of others can be important to your recovery. Search for someone you can converse with for a long period of time, somebody who will hear you out without judging you or constantly being occupied. That individual might be your better half, a relative, a companion, or an expert advisor.

Tip 4: Make healthy life changes

  1. The side effects of PTSD can be difficult for your body. So it is important to deal with yourself and build up a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Take out some time to relax. For example, meditation, deep breathing, back rub, or yoga can initiate the body's relaxation reaction and get rid of the side effects of PTSD.
  3. Stay away from liquor and medications. When you are dealing with troublesome feelings and traumatic memories, you might want to opt for elf-cure with liquor or medications. Eat a healthy diet. Begin your day with breakfast, and keep your energy up and your mind clear with adjusted nutritious meals for the entire the day.
  4. Get enough rest. Lack of sleep leads to outrage, irritation and grumpiness. Sleep for at least seven to nine hours each day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.
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I have ulcer's in my mouth, and my mouth doesn't open full. And it has become whole white from inside. I smoke cigarettes and eat supari.

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Homeopath, Delhi
Please take following medicine:- borax - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days. Revert back after two days with feedback.
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I am suffering from anxiety disorder. Taking medicine from 4 years. I take spectra 75bd dose. clonazepam. 5mg. Od dose. Feliz s 10 od Bit I am totally fit now and working as a teacher. I want to leave medicine now. How can I leave medicines. please tell me sir.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from anxiety disorder. Taking medicine from 4 years. I take spectra 75bd dose. clonazepam. 5mg. Od dos...
You need to learn some behavioural techniques which will help you in managing your anxiety. You can talk to a counsellor who will help you with this. You are feeling better because of the medicines. So please consult your doctor before tapering it down or before stopping it. Talk to your doctor about starting therapy. Medication along with therapy will give you good results. And then after consulting your doctor and your counsellor you will be able to stop these medicines.
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What does rape dreams mean? Whu I am seeings this? I do not like this. I hate. Please help me. I am feeling guilty. How can I stop this?

MBBS, DNB TRAINEE(General Medicine), Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Durgapur
What does rape dreams mean? Whu I am seeings this? I do not like this. I hate. Please help me. I am feeling guilty. H...
An unpleasant sexual interaction in the past can trigger a feeling of insecurity which gets reflected in dreams. Get in touch with a psychiatrist.
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I have high estradiol 46.78 pg/ml above the reference range of 0-39. 8pg/ml. Does such level of estradiol in men causes depression and anxiety in men. My age is 26.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have high estradiol 46.78 pg/ml above the reference range of 0-39. 8pg/ml. Does such level of estradiol in men caus...
Dear lybrate-user if your experiencing anxiety and stress you need to handle it irrespective of why. Homoeopathy helps to balance hormones and anxiety. Practise diaphragmatic breathing. Feel free to call for a consult to handle hormones and depression anxiety.
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How to know if I am suffering from depression or not? I cry without any reason. Feel upset. I feel I have committed a unforgivable mistake. I feel so lonely. I don't feel like talking to anyone. Get irritated soon. Want to sleep always. Are these the symptoms of depression?

Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
How to know if I am suffering from depression or not? I cry without any reason. Feel upset. I feel I have committed a...
Dear lybrate-user You need to have these symptoms for at least two or more weeks for you to assume that you might be in depression. And it's okay, do not panic. Everyone goes through such phases in their lives some or the other time. You are brave that you have decided to interrogate with your mental health. Kudos to you for that. You cannot have it all together all the time. Now why don't you try the few things I would suggest you. Right? 1. Look for the reason/s that is making you go through these emotions. Like if there is any particular event that happened in your life that made you this way. And when you find it out, just jolt down solutions for the issue on your own. If no major life event has happened, this all could be due to hormonal imbalance. Females often go through mood swings and all. 2. Don't skip meals ever, keep healthy. Make a healthy diet chart and follow it. Eat good, feel good. 3. Drink appropriate amount of water. It helps maintaining pH level in body. 4. Watch sunrise and try breathing exercises. 5. Don't watch upsetting movies, videos, serials. Don't listen sad songs. Go for light movies and energetic songs. Try these above solutions and properly. And if you feel you need help, seek proper treatment. Look for motivation therapies. And yes, consider the first point I mentioned. If there isn't any major life event that has affected you this way, consult a proper doctor. You should really take care of yourself. I hope this would be useful for you.
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Sir I am a 35 year old woman I have two kids 11, 9. I am suffering from depression. I often use to forget very little things. I I feel like crying. Can you suggest anything.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Sir I am a 35 year old woman I have two kids 11, 9. I am suffering from depression. I often use to forget very little...
You can have ashwagndha powder with 1tsp with 1 glass of milk as ashwagandha herb protect the brain from the oxidative stress that leads to neurodegeneration. Relaxation, a benefit derived from the herb’s stress-fighting effects, also improves long-term visual memory
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My sis in law having some psychiatric problem. She is hearing sounds which we are not getting. Need help from good psychiatrist.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Hearing voices when other person is not receiving is very bad and serious. It is sign of schizophrenia. Please mention the duration, age etc. I advise her to consult psychiatrist immediately so that t/t could be started.
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Dr. I am 30 year old. All my routine blood tests are normal. Even I am not facing any mental stress kind of thing but still I do not have complete erections while having sex with my wife. Many a times it happens that I am not able to insert my penis into her vagina. Is there a solution for this?

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Dr. I am 30 year old. All my routine blood tests are normal. Even I am not facing any mental stress kind of thing but...
It is called fear of vagina. It is one of the type of phobia. You do not have any stress. But you are in phobia. Behaviour modification and psychological counselling will helps to you very much. So better to consult psychologist. Sex therapy is needed. These type of problems are common in present days. So many people have this type of problems. It is curable. There is no medicine for this. It is behavioural problem. Behaviour therapy and life style modification will helps to you very much. So better to consult psychologist. Who is also deal sexual problems. It is better to consult him. Do not worry and do not feel about it. It takes much time to recover it. Patience is required. It is solvable. Everything depend on the efficiency of the psychologist. Be sociable and be friendly with others. Ok best of luck.
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Hello doctor Kindly help me solving my problem. I am affected by Lots of negative thoughts n confused thoughts, I always remain confused for example my scrotal pain was there I had a doubt that I have a testicular cancer (going through Google) I got the ultra sound report n it was normal still I had doubts n I did ultrasound for 2more times, I always have a fear to die and to fall in any trouble in every confusing situation I overthink a lot I dnt knw why bt at that particular time of the incident m confident bt later coming to home n carefully thinking abt that incident makes me worry that it ll affect me. N I always check my handle lock more than twice and also my door lock whether it's closed properly or I have really closed it or not I dnt knw why m not sure of myself and m so much confused, worried, & afraid. over thinking, negative thoughts are killing my happiness. Is it OCD? N if yes then what should I do to overcome it? Please help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello doctor Kindly help me solving my problem. I am affected by Lots of negative thoughts n confused thoughts, I alw...
Repetitive tasks, intrusive and repetitive thoughts, checking, counting, disproportionate excess need for order and cleanliness, as well as anxiety when not able to do the same are signs of obsessive compulsive disorder. Patients with OCD suffer from significant distress, anxiety and depression due to the same which impairs their quality of life. Please consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest. With a combination of medication and behavioral therapy it is likely that your symptoms will improve.
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How long do benfotiamine, inositol, alpha lipoic acid, chromium picolinate & mecobalamin protect from stress and stay in the body as the psychiatrist gave me one med named benfosules which included these vitamins/ minerals for anxiety disorders and nerves but after this med I am experiencing that it has effected my creativeness as well as my thinking how can these be reversed and till how long these vitamins will stay and effect me.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
How long do benfotiamine, inositol, alpha lipoic acid, chromium picolinate & mecobalamin protect from stress and stay...
These are vitamins and minerals. No harm is done usually. But if you are experiencing problems with the medicine, please stop it and contact your doctor.
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5 Things to Know about Chronic Pain

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
5 Things to Know about Chronic Pain

Aside from the obvious problem with chronic pain - there are many other downsides to chronic pain that are important to know about. For those living with and enduring chronic pain, pass this along to your loved ones to help them understand and be supportive.

1. Pain is rarely 'all in your head'
People in pain are often treated as if their pain is actually made up or greatly exaggerated. While it is true that pain is subjective (people simply perceive pain differently) and some people may report pain because they have other agendas - for the vast majority, the pain is real and present. It is not made up. The problem is that chronic pain is often caused by types of anatomical problems that are difficult or impossible to diagnose using standard medical tests, and pain cannot be diagnosed like other medical problems (such as a broken bone that can be seen on an X-ray).

Fortunately, most in the medical community are now trying to understand and appreciate that chronic pain is real and needs to be treated and managed differently.

2. Pain is not the only problem - it breeds other health problems
Thoughts and emotions related to the pain also can come into play and aggravate or alleviate the pain. For example,depression, which is a serious disease, can worsen the pain. Sleep problems again caused by the pain, can also make the pain worse. And increased pain usually leads to increased sleep problems.

Often all conditions related to the pain need to be treated concurrently in order for the patient to get any relief.

3. Pain is deeply personal
Everyone experiences and expresses pain differently. Any two people with the exact same health condition are likely to feel and express their pain in unique ways depending on a number of factors. Newer chronic pain theories now have physiological explanations for how and why people experience pain differently.

When it comes to back pain, this is especially true. Two people can have the same type of herniated disc, but one feels only slight discomfort and the other feels intense, burning pain that is unresponsive to conventional treatment. It is also not uncommon that no anatomical cause of the pain can be detected.

Why is this point important? It means that chronic pain often needs to be treated as the primary problem, which is different than the conventional medical approach of identifying and treating the underlying problem causing the pain.

4. Chronic pain is its own beast
Unlike acute pain, which functions as a warning signal (e.g. I just stepped on a nail - better move my foot!), chronic pain does not have any useful function. It just is.

Often, chronic pain is caused by nerves that continue to send pain signals to the brain. When dealing with chronic pain, often one of the most frustrating things is that there is nothing to 'fix'. It just exists in your body.

5. Chronic pain is LONELY
After awhile, many people with chronic pain - especially pain that is caused by a condition that cannot be seen - begin to feel isolated. Here the Internet has done a world of good helping people in pain connect with others in similar situations and find a supportive peer group through online communities of people in similar situations.

Having a clearer understanding of how chronic pain works, as well as the central role that the mind plays in the experience of chronic pain, is becoming more mainstream in the medical community. Patients who start to gain more understanding of their own chronic pain may also benefit in terms of gaining increased emotional support, more effective and sustainable pain management, and even possibly harnessing the power of their minds to assist in coping with the pain.

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