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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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Sir my daughter is 32 year's old usko left side all body parts Mai pain rehta hai or back pain Mai bhi problem rehta hai e.

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Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sir my daughter is 32 year's old usko left side all body parts Mai pain rehta hai or back pain Mai bhi problem rehta ...
She loses wait & she used heating paid in back pain she fell batter some days either she take physiotherapy some days & after some time self exercises and uese also heating paid she more & more release OK.
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I am a 22 year old person who has health anxiety problem since a year and I am. Very depressed. Can you please give me tips go tackle health anxiety?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a 22 year old person who has health anxiety problem since a year and I am. Very depressed.
Can you please give m...
“Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics,. Others struggle with society anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves, he said. People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination. “The bottom line is that people can experience anxiety, and anxiety disorders, related to just about anything. Most of these steps contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life, overall. For instance, “making some basic lifestyle changes can do wonders for someone coping with elevated anxiety,” Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. “Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system,” according to, clinical psychologists. Who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2. Get active. “One of the most important things one can do [to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball. 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths. And, if you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Challenge an anxious thought. “We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable,” Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry realistic?” “Is this really likely to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem that wa Then, “reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive.” Here’s one example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; it wouldn’t last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to [cope with] it.” 6. Stay connected to others. “Social support is vital to managing stress,” Today, call a loved one, schedule a Skype date or go to lunch with a close friend. “Talking with others can do a world of good.” Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine is one of those substances. As said, “The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more amped up, which is exactly what caffeine does.” 8. Avoid mind-altering substances. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get un-high until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Problem-solve. It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions. 12. Pick up a book. There are many valuable resources on anxiety, which teach you effective coping skills. Some recommended are Dying of Embarrassment for people with social anxiety; The BDD Workbook for body dysmorphic disorder; The Imp of the Mind and The OCD Workbook for obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is suggested Stop Obsessing for adults with OCD (and Up and Down the Worry Hill for kids with OCD). For people with panic attacks, it is suggested Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. For a general overview of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety, 13. Engage in calming practices. “Meditation, yoga, or other calming practices can help minimize anxiety in both the short and long term.” Sign up for a yoga class or watch a yoga video online. (Curvy Yoga is a wonderful and sizes.) Meditate right now for just three minutes resource for yoga for all shapes 14. Contact a therapist. “Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help,” Many organizations include databases of providers who specialize in anxiety (along with helpful information).. 15. Accept your anxiety. “If you really want to effectively manage your anxiety, the key is to accept it,” This might sound counterintuitive. But anxiety, “in and of itself,” isn’t the real problem. Instead, it’s our attempts at controlling and eliminating it, he said. “Not accepting these unwanted inner experiences is the actual source of so much of our self-induced suffering.” Accepting anxiety doesn’t mean “resign[ing] ourselves to a life of anxious misery. It simply means that we are better off recognizing and fully accepting the existence of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states that are inevitable, but transitory,” So if you experience anxiety today, simply observe it. “Think of it like a wave of the ocean; allow it to come in, experience it, and ride it out.” Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can feel like chains around your feet, weighing you down. But by taking small steps – like the ones above – you can minimize your anxiety and cope effectively.
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I am having symptoms if electrolyte imbalance but, don't know about it's treatment. Which department should I approach to. What tests are required. Symptoms: dizziness, confusion, thirst, depression. Reason: prolonged use of diuretic (amifru 40 for 5-6 months) may be.

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 having symptoms if electrolyte imbalance but, don't know about it's treatment. Which department should I approac...
Dear lybrate user, for electrolytic imbalance you should get treatment from a general physician. Take care.
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What should be the condition when a person feel a chronic stress due to some financial problem.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
What should be the condition when a person feel a chronic stress due to some financial problem.
There is no such condition. This is quite normal to experience stress when you have financial problems. It can cause sleep disturbances, mood swings and loss of interest in food and other pleasurable activities. If you seem to suffer from those symptoms kindly consult a psychiatrist. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. If you feel just stressed but don't have any other symptoms just be relaxed and enjoy your life. You will be okay with time.
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How can I increase my memory I forget things after sometime so please suggest 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, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection.
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My younger brother is a smoker I just want him to stop smoking but h can't stop what suggestion should I give him to stop smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Whoever it is, this much is clear, whoever has the smoking habit has to want to stop the habit himself, first. Anybody else that wants to stop someone else’s habit, even if you use force, cannot succeed in the long run until the person himself wants to stop it. Now the person will want to stop the habit as soon as he has ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ when he is really ready to give it up and wants help and support. You can keep encouraging and warning him about the damage he is causing to himself and that the effects may be visible much later. Initially he needs to meet with a counselor who will encourage him to give up the habit by pointing out the imminence of ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’, and some responsive candidates respond with a serious motivation. Once that has been achieved he can be taken for detoxification either to a hospital or to a rehabilitation center and he can then follow their schedule for complete cessation. If it is not too serious, he can cope with counseling itself to sufficiently give it up.
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Meri aunt ko nind ki problem h bodyache hone k bad bhi nind ni aati h. Household work k bad bhi tiredness rhti h body m lekin nind ni aati minimum 5 hours ki.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Meri aunt ko nind ki problem h bodyache hone k bad bhi nind ni aati h. Household work k bad bhi tiredness rhti h body...
Dear lybrate user..There are a lot many reasons for not having good sleep that is it may be primarily just insomnia or it may be a secondary insomnia due to other conditions. Thus I would suggest you to get her full evaluation so as to have adequate treatment. Get in touch for treatment
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How Does Peer Pressure Influence Teenagers to have Sex?

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
How Does Peer Pressure Influence Teenagers to have Sex?

Peer pressure is always difficult to deal with, especially when it comes to sex. Many girls feel the pressure from friends to have sex before they're ready, which is why it's so important to have the confidence to say no to something you don't feel ready to do.

Just because your friends are having sex or say they're having sex doesn't mean that you have to as well! you might feel like everyone is doing it but you will soon realize that this is not the case. Your friends may talk about sex in a casual manner. If you have a good group of friends, they should not be pressuring you into doing something that you're not ready to do.

Pressure from magazines, celebrities and peers can all contribute to the pressure that you may feel. On tv, sex is displayed in such a casual way, however you should remember that sex is actually a really big deal! you need to make sure that you're completely confident and comfortable with your decision if you do decide to have sex. Think carefully how you feel yourself about having sex, as this is the first step in handling the peer pressure. It's okay to have fun when you're a teenager, but equally you need to respect yourself enough to say no I'm not ready and your peers should respect that too. When making the decision to have sex, consider whether peer pressure is influencing your decision or if it's something that you have decided that you are ready to do. Once you've had sex for the first time you can't go back, so make sure it's a decision that you won't regret.

Remember that there is no certain age that you are expected to have sex a lot of people wait until they're married! everybody is different and will mature and feel ready at different ages, so just because your friend is doing it and feels ready now, this does not mean that you should feel that way too. Don't ever have sex just to fit in with your friends, as they will respect you more if you stick to your morals and don't do things just because you're pressured to.

If you're worried about peer pressure, know that you're not alone. Hang out with friends who understand you and also believe that it's okay to wait to have sex. If you're going on a first date, go along with friends so it's not just you and your date. This way, if you feel worried that you might be pressured into doing something you don't want to, you won't be alone. Think of what you would say in advance if anyone tries to pressure you in the future, so that you're not caught off guard or feel like you have to do something you don't want to. You are never obliged to have sex with someone, so even if they try to make you feel guilty never do something that you don't want to do, as it's always your decision. Sex is not something that you should rush into, so take your time until you feel 100% ready to take the next step. Respect yourself, your morals and your body and when the time is right to take the next step, you will know.

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I am 25 years old. My symptoms are heaviness in head, headache, trembling, palpitation, deep breathing, incontinence of urine, nervousness, restlessness, pressure in eye, problem seeing in sun light, forgetfulness, dry lips etc. Please help me.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am 25 years old. My symptoms are heaviness in head, headache, trembling, palpitation, deep breathing, incontinence ...
it seems you are having anxiety and restlessness. Are insecure and afraid of something in your life? you need to checkup with an expert nearby or connect me and meet to open your heart out to express yourself for guidance and support.
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Hi my name is priti. My delivery date is 10th April 2016 post I have a c section post delivery my stomach is still quit big what should I do? I am tensed.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bhavnagar
Hi my name is priti. My delivery date is 10th April 2016 post I have a c section post delivery my stomach is still qu...
Uterus gets involuted at about 1 and half month after delivery. Means uterus comes back to normal size after 11/2 month. So don't worry.
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Hello sir, How to avoid distraction by adult material or day dreaming? Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello sir, 
How to avoid distraction by adult material or day dreaming? Please advise.
At his age this is normal to be distractrated. You can change by reading good books and listening to music or playing games.
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I am an OCD patient. I am on treatment but I still get negative thoughts and these negative thoughts causes me anxiety. How to reduce my anxiety during that time naturally.

MD Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mohali
Dear , Anxiety is one of the core symptoms of OCD. Since your obsessions are still persisting, the best way to get rid of anxiety will be to get rid of the symptoms. In addition to anxiety, you can consider starting cognitive behaviour therapy which has a very good effect in reducing OCD symptoms. Talk to your psychiatrist regarding the same. In addition, exercise is one of the best natural ways of reducing anxiety. You can also start doing relaxation techniques in form of deep breathing and meditation. Hope that you recover soon. Best wishes.
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I am suffering from frustration, irritation and headache since five day. Is it the symptoms of depression?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from frustration, irritation and headache since five day. Is it the symptoms of depression?
Symptoms of depression a) feeling of helplessness and hopelessness b) loss of interest in daily activities and in friends c) loss of interest in activities and things you used to enjoy d) change in sleep and appetite e) lack of energy and feeling tired all the time f) self loathing, anger and irritability g) you can not concentrate and control your negative thoughts no matter how much you try. H) you are consuming more alcohol and engaging in reckless behavior.
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I am 46 years old, female, married. I get depressed. When ever I am alone. I think of suicide or run away. Please suggest.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am 46 years old, female, married. I get depressed. When ever I am alone. I think of suicide or run away.
Please sug...
It appears that you are probably sad and unhappy with your stage of life 46 years and relationships status. You need to just accept your life the way it is and take care of your lifestyle. Find out your interests and work on the areas you are sad about. If you can not handle this yourself then connect directly a psychotherapist to open your heart and find guidance. Move on quickly connect and find your true-self.
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Hello doctor I am very depressed as after lot of studies m not successful in my life I cannot clear any competition exams my friends who not study gets more marks than me. I have very poor imagination power you cannot answer anything in the spot like a decision or something else I am very frustrated because of all that. I do not want to study again.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Hello doctor I am very depressed as after lot of studies m not successful in my life I cannot clear any competition e...
You can't remember your studies. You take Tej Ras 1 spoon in morning end 1 spoon after lunch end dinner for a month than consult me for further treatment. Do pranayam yoga end aerobic excersices.
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My brother in law is 30 years of age and he is an super alcoholic person. Is there any medicine that can help him to quit alcohol. He don't have any past medical history. Me too is a alcoholic person as I mentioned earlier. As I am an asthmatic person I take formonide 200 regularly and pan40 for gas problem.

MD - Podiatrist
Psychiatrist, Lucknow
There are some medicines which can help in reducing craving and withdrawal symptoms but most important thing is will power you can also take hypnotherapy sessions it will help you in quiting.
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My friend smokes a lot minimum 5-7 cig a day. Im worried about him. I know it is harmful for him so what should he do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user. Smoking is always injurious for health. Homeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops in water twice daily after meals has found to be very effective to the persons who try to quit smoking.
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Good evening sir Sir I really feel jealous from my younger sister. I don't know why? please help me to overcome from this problem..

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Good evening sir
Sir I really feel jealous from my younger sister. I don't know why? please help me to overcome from ...
Sibling rivalry is very much a part of growing up together with your sister. When she was not born, you got entire attention and love from the parents. After her birth, suddenly you became" senior" and" didi" you might not have liked the reality that your parents attention and love got divided. As we all grow up, we start losing our innocence. So when you started losing your innocence may be she was still small and hence parents were more attached to her. There is a possibility that there are certain physical or emotional traits in her, which you probably think you do not have and hence that can be one reason of your jealousy. Please understand that you may not have certain things that she has, but then you also may be having certain strengths which is lacking in her. Each person is unique. Understand you strengths. Try to improve upon your skills so that you feel more confident and feel good about yourself. Observe your parents, they might be expressing their love for you in a different way. As an elder sister you will have certain privileges and responsibilities - enjoy that. Try to make a strong emotional bond with your sister by taking an initiative to help her. You will see how she will learn to reciprocate and then there will be no reason for jealousy.
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I am 27 years old working professional, I thought I have a huge depression as I found lazy yawing all the day and always behave like I am in day dreaming session. Pl help and guide, eating very less.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 27 years old working professional, I thought I have a huge depression as I found lazy yawing all the day and alw...
Hi, you r running under malnutrition, depression, inedequate sleep, inedequate oxygen, even not taking plenty of water. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety, to nourish your brain to calm your nerve & to strengthen your lungs to retain oxygen to get relief from yawning to feel fresh all d day long. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism. Tk, your diet be easily digestible, simple, non-irritant on time. Tk, homoeo medicines: @ ignatia30-6-6 pills, thrice a day. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice with lukewarm water. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, pollution. Tk care.
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