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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology)

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience
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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MSc (Psychology) Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Shankar Rajaraman is a popular Psychiatrist in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. He has over 18 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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Simple ways to get control over anger. Considering I often get angry and it's gets uncontrollable.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper ANGER: There is a saying "Frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. GIVING UP: Giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. LOSS OF CONFIDENCE: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that If we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself "It is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. STRESS: is the "wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. DEPRESSION: Depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. OTHER REACTIONS: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions Whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation. Anger is among the gamut of emotions we exhibit as a reaction to a situation, and it is a 'normal' emotion too as long as it is kept under control. Some people have the propensity to explode when pushed to the extreme. They keep swallowing their emotions until they can finally do it no more, and erupt like a volcano. Others dealing with extreme anger are like a ticking time bomb. You'll never know what you unwittingly say or do can trigger an explosion. In either case, anger that cannot be controlled comes with a physical reaction. Your heart beats faster preparing you for both action and reaction. Your breathing quickens. You may clench your fist, tighten your shoulders and go into a defensive position. The problem arises out of the fact that it is almost impossible to feel anger and empathy at the same time. An angry person is seldom sensitive to the wellbeing of his victim, and hence may lash out verbally and sometimes physically. Such things done in the heat of the moment mostly leaves us with regrets. So here are a few ways to deal with extreme anger. 1.Approve it / Acknowledge it: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. The fundamental problem here is that people believe they are on the right track and refuse to budge from their views. It is essential to realize that this step is not about deciding whether you are right or wrong, but acknowledging the fact that your reaction to the situation can be channelled in a better way. When getting someone to acknowledge their anger problem, be careful as to not use negative words like wrong, false and shouldn't. Instead, influence with positive words like can and should. Instead of saying 'You are wrong to react like this' you can say, 'I understand what you are feeling. Is there a way we can resolve this situation? 2.Understand / recognize the signs: Once you know that your problems exist, you can try devising ways that will work for you in dealing with the situation. You can count to 100 to calm yourself or simply decide to not speak until you can calm yourself. Knowing that you may enter into an argument in a situation, you can list down the points that you feel strongly about and discuss each of them one by one. Working your way through a finite list gives a better opportunity to reach closure at the end. 3.Free the mind/Find ways to let it go: Not all arguments end in closure. A lot of unsaid justifications cloud our mind repeatedly leaving us seething from the inside. Research has shown that the normal or neurological anger response lasts less than two seconds. Beyond that it takes a strong will to stay angry. Once you realize how much your anger is consuming your mind, decide to free your mind with meditation and other calming exercises. Tell yourself that some people and issues simply don't deserve your anger, emotion, reaction or time. If you or someone you know is suffering from anger management issues, consult a doctor today.
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Dear sir I want to change my working capability because I did not sit for long time study if I will study regularly 2-3 hour I want relax for long time. Sir please give me advise. How to improve my working capability & when I will ready to study regularly 6-8 hour?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Dear sir I want to change my working capability because I did not sit for long time study if I will study regularly 2...
Do have proper balanced diet and avoid stress anxiety and anticipating the things do regular physical activity and breathing exercises for about 15 minutes duration each time regularly best wishes.
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I am feeling quite sensitive about my health from quite some time. This all happened due to anxiety disorder which I suffered from 6 months back and I am doing every possible thing to overcome it. I underwent various checkups ranging from Cardiology to anxiety. However each and every report was fine, and at end of diagnosis I was given etizola by my psychiatrist. After taking this medicine for almost two months regularly I found no pressure in my chest and sensitivity. Everything which gave me sleeplessness vanished off. But I left the medicine in midway and almost after a month the all things like chest pressure, chest pinching returned back. But I have once again started to take medicines and they are relieving me. But I am feeling a slight pain in my wrist and forearm of lEFT side. Please tell me do this all happen due to anxiety or I has to undergo any further checkups All ecgs, digital xray of chest, blood tests etc were good which I underwent 5 months .please tell me is it necessary to have these things done once again.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am feeling quite sensitive about my health from quite some time. This all happened due to anxiety disorder which I ...
You seem to be suffering most likely from illness anxiety disorder, wherein their will be extreme sensitivity to minor symptoms and interpretation of these towards a serious illness. It has to be treated by anxiolytics as well as psychotherapy (counselling). Ask your psychiatrist for CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), or ask him to refer to a clinical psychologist for the same. All the best.
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I am 46 years old I am facing to much depression due to job, family maintenance. So I am taking medicines of CITA S Plus, TALO C Z, but not yet cure, sue to this depression diabetic also attacked and Wight also 85 KG Stomach also high. Every day I am doing 30 minutes walking, 30 minutes exercises, weight also taking low but the problem is going on. Please give your valuable suggestions for cure my Stress diabetes, heavy weight. thank you.

B.A. Hons . Psychology, MA Psychological Counseling, EDM Psychological Counseling, Trauma Specialist, MPhil Clincal Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am 46 years old I am facing to much depression due to job, family maintenance. So I am taking medicines of CITA S P...
Dear, stress is the biggest cause for overweight and also maintains diabetes as well as depression. I understand that work and family pressures are leading to this depression and stress that you are facing. Like the instruction in airplanes before take offs-you need to put your oxygen mask on before you help others in cases of emergency. What are the job and family challenges you are having? it helps to focus one day at a time and to focus on how to feel healthy mentally and physically instead of reducing weight or levels of diabetes. That I mean is that your focus right now should be on what you can do to feel healthy and that is all. So it could be to enjoy your walks as you do them, play with your children (if you have young children) and enjoy it as you do it. The key is to find spaces and activities to do that increase your level of pleasant experiences. When you are able to effectively exercise this first step the other things will slowly fall in place.
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Respected doctors. Please give me the best solution. I am 20 years old male. Till tenth class I was very intelligent student. I got 90 prcent in 10. But as I moved to +1 I started losing my concentration on studies. Inspite I had set a goal in life but I was not able to focus on it even after lot of hard work. Now my memory which was very sharp is also deteriorating. One thing I will also tell that I started masterbating after tenth. Please doctors. Save my life. I am really worried about my future. Please give me best solutions.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Respected doctors. Please give me the best solution. I am 20 years old male. Till tenth class I was very intelligent ...
Hello, the phase you are going through in your life and the problems you are facing are very common problem in this age group. Firstly discard worry, it's just a temporary thing and definitely will go. Do not compare yourself, just do your best. It will be best if you consult homoeopath personally for better guidance, for now take 1. Homoeopathic medicine acid phos 1m 3 pills 3 times a day for one day only. 2. Read motivational books/autobiographies 3. Travel in nature, listen music give feedback after a month.
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My body pains a lot and there is lot of heat in body due to which more sweat comes out.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My body pains a lot and there is lot of heat in body due to which more sweat comes out.
Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. And pranacharya sheetal syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Avoid tea. Coffee. Junk food. Spicy food. Fermented food. Walk for atleast 30 minutes a day. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption. Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.
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Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. Its my exam time. And I get very nervous during my exam time. I tries to reduce myself but i am not able to. So please suggest me something.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. Its my exam time. And I get very nervous during my exam time. I tries to reduce myse...
I think you get into a panic mode during the exams and develop the jitters. It is best for you to do deep breathing for a few minutes and you will calm down immediately. There is a good exercise that helps to lower panic immediately: block your closed lips with your index finger and blow tight against your cheeks and hold that breath for some time and then release it. Your heart beat will slow down instantly and you will have a calmer demeanor to approach your exam paper. A lot of the reason may be true because of stress perhaps. But you may work on the following to help you: 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 or coconut 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 you and the family go for counseling too.
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4 Stubborn Intelligence Myths That Just Won't Die. Know The Facts

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
4 Stubborn Intelligence Myths That Just Won't Die. Know The Facts
'Thought processing' or 'Mentality' is the mental processing of information verbally or visually. It can take many forms such as reasoning, problem-solving, day-dreaming, desiring, fantasizing and so on. There are many false notions about intelligence and our brains that are widely believed to be the truth. Here I am listing a few of those most common myths and what the actual facts are.

Myth #1: People tend to believe that thinking is conditioned by the extent of one's education. Higher education equals better thinking.
Fact: Education does not allow one to think independently. Formal education focuses on analytical and logical thinking abilities. Undoubtedly, logic & analysis help you succeed in life but divergent thinking is what defines one as a creative and original thinker.

Myth #2: People who have never received any sort of education can never be good thinkers.
Fact: People who receive little or no education do not have many references or lessons learnt in school to fall back upon. Their experiences are first-hand. It usually enables them to come up with original solutions to problems.

Myth #3: People with lower IQ (Intelligence Quotient) possess lesser thinking ability and those with higher IQ are better thinkers.
Fact: A higher IQ doesn't always necessarily equals greater thinking ability. Similarly, a lower IQ doesn't always equals lower thinking ability. There are a lot of other factors which play role here.

Myth #4: You are born with abilities to think, take decisions and solve problems. It cannot be acquired.
Fact: Thinking is a skill. And skills can be developed. Thus, thinking can be reinforced by training and practice. Consequently, problem solving, decision-making and creative thinking skills can evolve and improve.

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Hi Doctor, I tend to forget things. And recently its happening a lot from last 6 month ? My age is 21 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 lybrate user. I can understand. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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