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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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I have less memory power. Will you give me suggestion. How I increase my memory power?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
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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What impact will quitting alcohol have on life long drinker?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Superb effect! You will arrest whatever damage you have been doing to your body and mind. You will save tons of money not spent on alcohol, and the huge medical bills that ensue with alcohol-related diseases. Quite a few of the organs could return to close-to-normal functioning, if you cease consuming alcohol. If you have children and a wife, they will marvel at the example you give of stopping such a difficult addiction and bring a lot of joy and retribution to their lives. They will now have belief in themselves. The wife will step out of her codependency role and the children will work out of their issues of Adult Children of Alcoholic Syndrome. You will sleep will return. Your sexual potency may be revived to normal levels. Your social image and self-confidence will get a huge boost. People will look up to you. Your job performance will improve by yards, and job stability will be ensured. Normally, alcoholics are good people, very intelligent and talented ? these will now get a chance to prove itself. Your economic situation and debts can all only get better. You may be able to save and give your family a good life, henceforth. There will be peace and harmony at home. There is a host of other benefits too that cannot be put down for want of space.
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I am 27 year female I cant concentrate on my family, am always thinking about 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, don't worry. Everyone are selfish. If I cross you, I will be able to show you many incidents where you always work for your family. The problem is the way you are thinking. Introspect and you will find the truth. Take care.
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I do over think and very depressed sometime negative thoughts comes also having lot of stress and anxiety.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
I do over think and very depressed sometime negative thoughts comes also having lot of stress and anxiety.
Hi lybrate-user, First, you should stop over thinking. One famous proverb you should remember when you over think that is "too much of anything is good for nothing" it will damage you completely that is mind and body. Each and every individual differ from one to one, so this negative thoughts and depression is almost present among 50% of the population, there is nothing wrong, bcoz the world is like that nowadays, it depends or it all matters like how we preceive or how we take it deeply. So you should learn to ignore these thoughts and learn to divert at a second to a different activity or mind. If you need further assistance feel free to contact me either through text chat or call me. You can come in for an online consultation so that I could help you better. Take care. Do not worry. Be cool. With regards,
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Hi, I have cold and fear from past 3 weeks. Even I consulted near by doctor also. But its not cured.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hi, I have cold and fear from past 3 weeks. Even I consulted near by doctor also. But its not cured.
Hello, if symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days frequent cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition like allergic bronchitis so you need to consult ent doctor for proper examination and further management.
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Hot Sex Makes Smart

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hot Sex Makes Smart

Hot sex doesn't just blow minds it sharpens them. Getting lucky stimulates brain and helps fight dementia a study claims. Older guys who engage in lovemaking regularly have better brain health and are less likely to lose memory.

Men with active sex lives between the ages of 50 and 89 scored 23 percent higher on co genitive word tests and three percent higher on number puzzles says the researchers. Sex hormones like dopamine are linked to brain's reward centre and help co ognitive function.
 

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Thanks doctor for your advice. My question is: how do I practically go about managing my depression? Can you advise me about anti-depressants and their own side effects? Your counselling is essential.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Thanks doctor for your advice. My question is: how do I practically go about managing my depression? Can you advise m...
Hi lybrate user Don't diagnose anything by yourself please take help of any professional regarding this.in the mean time try to follow my suggestions-make some good friends with whom you can share your feelings as one research in USA it is proven that by sharing feelings our stress level decreases by 60 % ,make some good friends ,join any hobby class,expand your social circle,Do Yoga and meditation,in short don't sit and think on this topic again and again it will give you nothing and only will increase your frustration level , what presently require is to rule out the reason for your problem .eat healthy food,eat dark chocolates,eat multigrain chapati,jowar,eat green vegetables,green salad,sprouts,fiberous food,seasonal fruits,curd,avoid junk and spicy food .take care.
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How helpful is puzzle solving to sharpen my memory?

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist,
Hi Good question! Puzzles, brainteasers etc are indeed helpful to sharpen your memory. Every time we form a memory a neural brain connection is created. Memory creation is associated with the strengthening of existing connections or the growth of new connections between neurons_ which are specialized cells to transmit information.When we solve puzzles we brainstorm in order solve it, we apply available knowledge and logic, we recall facts, we try hit & trial from previous experiences. In doing so at neural level we help the neural synapses firing going and we revive the connection each time thus strengthening memory. I hope it help. ALL THE BEST.
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Nowadays I am loosing memory I can't believe how is this possible please help me doctors anyhow I can't tolerate this because of I am in loss now.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You cannot lose your memory at this age but because of your age your hormones may be still settling down. It normally takes two years depending when all this started. You can do nothing about it now but just bide the time and be responsible. At your age there may be a lot of distractions going on that may be the cause of the problem. Even so there are some things to do that will alleviate the situation, if you followed them meticulously. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. 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 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, 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. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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I am 22 years old I want to know my mental capacity, if I start anything with interest but within short time I lose my interest and kept the work incomplete, so help me to overcome this problem.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 22 years old I want to know my mental capacity, if I start anything with interest but within short time I lose m...
Hi, this fickleness is common due to lack of concentration & stress. Go for meditation to concentrate & to reduce your stress. Your diet be easily digestible, on time to make you strong, physically and mentally. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate your metabolism to absorb vitamins, minerals, protein, fatty acid to strengthen your mind. Tk homoeo medicine to b administered gently,& rapidly with no side effect: @ ignatia30-6-6 pills, thrice a day. @ five phos 6x-4 tbs with lukewarm water. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junk food. Tk care.
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Sir mai tabbco khana kaise chodu. Kayi bar try kiya par nahi ho raha. Sir help me and suggest me for any medicine which help me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Sir mai tabbco khana kaise chodu. Kayi bar try kiya par nahi ho raha. Sir help me and suggest me for any medicine whi...
Medicine are only then effective when your will power iwill be strong. Go for counselling and rehabilitation. It will work only if you want it.
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I don't know why I don't get mood of reading at morning or afternoon time but I can only interested in night reading is any problems with me?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I don't know why I don't get mood of reading at morning or afternoon time but I can only interested in night reading ...
Dear lybrate user, every individual has different habit, so it is only your habit to read in night times, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect" not only human including pets. Parrots are talking and dogs are dancing. Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds it is like love issues. Still not able to concentrate go for counselling help in person. Please give us feedback after trying for weekdays.
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Hi ive been diagnosed with major anxiety/depressive disorder like 1.5 years back. Ive had my share of panic attacks and phases of depression. One of the physicians I showed to had ordered tests for vitamin b12 deficiency and vitamin d and they were significantly low. 150pg/ml for b12 and 20 for Vit. D after taking shots for both was fine for a long time taking paxidep25 mg daily. I made a mistake and stopped and ive had on and off phases of anxiety and restlessness. Recently mya condition deteriorated again, im feeling restless and heaviness in my legs and light headedness. I checked b12 and D again and it seems theyve dropped to 250pg/ml and 20 for vit. D again. But my psychiatrist and the general physician I contacted both say it has nothing to do with anxiety. Is this true? Or can low b12 levels make me anxious and restless.

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
Hi ive been diagnosed with major anxiety/depressive disorder like 1.5 years back. Ive had my share of panic attacks a...
Dear user. Low b12 level cannot contribute to anxiety. Usually the symptoms are: Weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness. Heart palpitations and shortness of breath. Pale skin. A smooth tongue. Constipation, diarrhea, a loss of appetite, or gas. Nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and problems walking. Vision loss. Work with your doctor for cure. Take care.
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Hello doctor my parent has head ache he are very stress please give him painful life I hold UA legas doctor?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Hello doctor my parent has head ache he are very stress please give him painful life I hold UA legas doctor?
check your BP. check your eye sight .take crocin pain relief one sos for severe headache. take rest and good sleep. avoid stress. inform if not ok.
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My wife wife passed away in 2012 since I am having valium 10mg tab regurly to sleep since this not available iam having alprax 0. 5mg 5 tablets/day only during night but now I want to come out this habbit please help

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Losing your life partner is not easy for anyone. It is a huge loss. And you are young too. There are homeopathic, Ayurvedic meds which can help you sleep. Try to do meditation before sleeping it will help you to calm down and relax. If you feel fearful, anxious, sad etc, then there is counselling, where you can talk about the grief of losing your life partner. That will help you to heal you emotionally. Letting go of her but remembering her in a way which doesn' t leave you very sad and moving on in life can be learnt in counselling too if you are interested. Take care.
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Respected Dr, Good morning. My son aged 20 year is suffering from depression, OCD. What should we do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Respected Dr, Good morning. My son aged 20 year is suffering from depression, OCD. What should we do?
Dear Lybrate user, we do understand your feelings, try with talk therapy by video chatting during talk therapy we take history of patient and analyze issue for the cause, then suggest behavior modification, it is very effective way of treatment.
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I am 18 years old. I got 78% in class 12 board exam and I am in a relationship with a girl for 3 years. Now she broke up with me. I am not happy with my marks. I am treated very badly by my parents for that. My girlfriend likes another boy who is much more talented than me and more good looking. I am suffering in depression. I need her the most in this situation. What should I do to become relieved from depression?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
This is an eye opener for you. As you have seen your girlfriend breaking with you to have another talented boy as her boyfriend. So, your talent counts a lot nothing else. So try to concentrate in life about your achievement then girls will come behind you. So study well; get good marks. All the best.
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Hello! I am preparing for medicals and there is no time for exercises and there is also decrease in consumptions of food too due to stress and liking towards has changed but still it seems no change in my weight. Can you help me out what to do about my weight!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hello! I am preparing for medicals and there is no time for exercises and there is also decrease in consumptions of f...
Hi there ~ There are various factors that may be contributing to your weight change. Although you have not specifically mentioned the reason for your stress, apart from the exams, there may be things in your daily eating habits and schedule during the day that may be contributing to the change in your weigh Take care and have a lovely day
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How can we cure a person who had gone into un conscious stage means koma for five months in past now he is right physically but his mind is mentally upsetted and he had memory loss in his past life but now he is having the memory loss he can't remember in day happening surrounding present he was being home please suggest him what r the activities and health cares tips for avoiding memory loss and improving memory power?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, Exercise Researchers have suggested several ways that regular physical activity may play a role in keeping your brain healthy and your memory strong. Therefore, try to build moderate exercise into your daily routine, setting aside specific time for it. Eating Right Maintaining a healthy diet rich in nutrients may be a factor in preserving brain function and memory. Fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats from whole grains, fish, and nuts may be beneficial in protecting against diseases and maintaining brain health. If you are experiencing traumatic stress or find yourself stuck in repetitive, unhealthy behavior... ...Try exercising the muscles connected to fight-or-flight with attention. Exercises that use both your arms and legs—and are done in a focused way with mindful awareness of your physical and emotional experience—are especially good at reducing traumatic stress. Exercises like walking, running, swimming, or rock-climbing, activate your senses and make you more aware of yourself and others when they are done with focused attention.
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Hey Everyone! I am 18 years old boy and from few weeks I feel like I am having a hair loss. My parents says its because of stress or hormones and its temporary. But me and my friends find it very serious. My brother bought me a bottle of amla juice saying it would solve my problem . But it haven't till now. What to do? I could not even focus on my studies because of this problem.

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
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I am 18 years old boy and from few weeks I feel like I am having a hair loss. My parents says its becau...
Amla juice is ok. Use it. Do not think too much about hair lose. Hair comes again do not think about it. Because of stress. You face so many problems. So do not give stress on your mind. Avoid too much thinking on small things. As per your parents advice it is temporary. Hair comes again. Do not worry. Take amla juice it is good. Take rest. Sleep very well. Take good food. Concentrate on your studies. Share all your feelings with your family members and friends. Do not sit alone and don't think on small issues. Be happy all the time. Best of luck.
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