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Dr. Shantha

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Shantha Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Shantha is a renowned Psychiatrist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Shantha at Shantha Psyco & Diagnostic Clinic in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shantha and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am 43 years old. Regular user of wine. Feeling weakness. Also could not talk with wife.

DPM, Msc Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Muzaffarpur
I am 43 years old. Regular user of wine. Feeling weakness. Also could not talk with wife.
Alcohol increases desire but decreases the performance. Regular use of wine cause many neuro-chemical imbalances in body including decreasing levels of vitamin b6 - b 12. Besides this, it causes lots of harm to our mind and body. It affects our central nervous system, liver, cardiovascular system, reproduction etc. So you should be strongly determined to leave alcohol. You should consult a local psychiatrist / de addiction center for further counselling / detoxification/ and maintenance of abstinence.
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I am really depressed due to UNIVERSITY exam pressure and assignments and am not. Able to enjoy my life please give me suggestions to improve my life style and live a Normal life.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I am really depressed due to UNIVERSITY exam pressure and assignments and am not. Able to enjoy my life please give m...
Have you completed your exams, if you have take a break and go to some hill resort and chill out breath some fresh air exercise and relx you will get back to normal do not forget to exercise everyday.
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I am 29 years male. I have been suffering from general anxiety disorder since almost 7 years and I have been taking mild medicines for that. The problem is ther my hairs are becoming grey so is ther any relation between this medicine and grey hair and is there any permanent solution of this general anxiety disorder.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 29 years male. I have been suffering from general anxiety disorder since almost 7 years and I have been taking m...
GAD is a long term disorder, no permenent solution, apart from regular medicines. Stress and anxiety can cause hair greying. To my knowledge the medicines will not, anyway what r the medicines being given. All the best, consult your psychiatrist and take them regularly.
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Sir, its just bleed in stool and some time it pains like irritation. Its been 3 months and in a week it happens. Is it piles or something else please help suggest what to do as today it bleed a lot and I am feeling nervous.

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
Sir, its just bleed in stool and some time it pains like irritation. Its been 3 months and in a week it happens. Is i...
Dear lybrate user. There could be piles, fistulas or fissures. Do consult a surgeon. Please do not delay. Take care.
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I am 17 years old female, nowadays I feel tired very often and n I'm able to concentrate on my studies also because I also feel sleepy a lot. And I can't afford to be like this because I have boards coming up. Could you please suggest me what can I do about it?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You are going to write an important public exam but let it not overwhelm you so much that you don't take time out for socialising, relaxing and exercising. Because a strong body, mind and emotional state can overcome any difficulties in life including planning for the future. If you devote all your time to studies then you are overloading your brain and body and it will certainly forget information to get rid of information overload. 1. Instead you need to study smart and save on your time and relax, have fun so that the brain gets time to rest and doesn't forget. For eg. You can use highlighter to mark out important portions, summarise the most important points and elaborate mentally, make diagrams, charts etc if you are a visual person, use all your senses to study by adding visual, kinesthetic and auditory cues, teach other students and you will brush up your portions, create and use mnemonics for faster recollection. 2. Eat light food with lean proteins, low carbohydrates, sugars and fats. Eat more of whole grains, fish, chicken, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid all junk and processed foods as they are loaded with chemicals and have a direct impact on brain functioning. 3. Take out time to exercise regularly and give your brain the oxygen boost that it needs during preps and exams. Aerobics, gym, cycling, walking, yoga. Anything that'll freshen you up. 4. You could have certain ayurvedic brain tonics which enhance memory and it's general functioning. Please see a doctor for this tip. 5. You must catch on your beauty sleep for the brain to rest adequately after a marathon session of studies. Our brain gets tired and needs to rest after a heavy activity to release all the toxins and repair damages. Dreams are a way to remove unhealthy thoughts which is important at this time. 6. Seek counselling if you re mentally and emotionally disturbed. Stress, anxiety and tensions make the brain forget much more than anything else. You willbe able to unload your stress in an unbiased space and learn tips to handle it effectively as well. These are general tips.
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I'm 27 years old male and I'm suffering from sleep loss from 6 years previously I didn't feel about sleep lost now I'm worrying because I fell anxiety by meeting people's what should I do to recover my sleep and remove my anxiety please help me I'm an economic class person.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I'm 27 years old male and I'm suffering from sleep loss from 6 years previously I didn't feel about sleep lost now I'...
Exercise. Nothing aids sleep at night like a good workout during the day. You don’t have to join a gym or spend hours on a treadmill to reap the benefits, though. Try taking a dance or yoga class with a friend, playing activity-based video games with your kids, watching your favorite TV show while on a stationary bike, or enjoying outdoor activities such as golf, playing Frisbee, or even yard work. Aim for 30 minutes or more of activity on most days—or three 10-minute sessions if that’s more convenient—but not too close to bedtime. Avoid naps. Napping during the day can make it more difficult to sleep at night. If you feel like you have to take a nap, limit it to 30 minutes before 3 p. M. Limit caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Stop drinking caffeinated beverages at least eight hours before bed. While alcohol can make you feel sleepy, it interferes with the quality of your sleep, and nicotine is a stimulant. Avoid late meals. Try to avoid heavy, rich foods within two hours of bed. Fatty foods can take a lot of work for your stomach to digest and spicy or acidic foods can cause heartburn. Stick to a regular sleep schedule. Support your biological clock by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day, including weekends, even if you’re tired.
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concentration problem. I try to concentrate like the way I was before 2 years. I on medication since. Bit steel does not found my concentration. 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. Concentration is purely based on interest, devotion and love towards whatever you do. So change your attitude so as to bring love, interest and dedication in your tasks. Take care.
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I lost my relative in car accident last year and since I feel very depressed please help me.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I lost my relative in car accident last year and since I feel very depressed please help me.
Hello depression due to loss of close people is quite common. This depends on how close relationship you have shared. Try to think about positive aspects of your life rather then loss you had.
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For e.g I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
For e.g I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time....
Dear Lybrate User, Try Biochemic KALI PHOS 6X Tablets to get rid of your depression. Take 4 tablets, thrice daily, with a cup of lukewarm water.
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How can I focus more on my studies after I came back late from work?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
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 you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with" effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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What is fear of child birth called. I too much fear the process of child birth. Lady doctors call me pschyo. Is there any way to deliver without experiencing cuts and stitches. How to gain confidence that I can bear the pain of delivery. I am not prepared for it. I am experiencing a toll on my married life.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
What is fear of child birth called. I too much fear the process of child birth. Lady doctors call me pschyo. Is there...
The fear of childbirth is natural as natural labour is really a painful process bu almost all ladies bear it happily. Having too much fear is really abnormal and so it is correct to call psycho (though for humour only). But ladies have to bear pain many times in their life time so, they should not be fearful of them but face them bravely. You can boost up your courage and tolerance to pain. You do lot of pelvic floor exercises and also increase your general physical activity and stamina. Your delivery will be fast and event-free. Now a days you may also go for painless vaginal delivery with subdural obstetrical analgesia in a good maternity centre. I shall never advise you for caeserian section just to avoid pain as it involves short term as well as long term implications.
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Is autism a curable disease?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
Psychiatrist,
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder wherein communication skills and social skills are limited. Vigorous retraining and behavior therapy can show marked improvement in their condition
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I'm 3rd sem Engineering Student. collage opened 15 days back. I dont know what to do. I don't feel like going to college only. I already missed 4 days classes. I want to go to college but my mind is not ready. please suggest me some measures to attend classes regularly. If I dont attend classes sure I'll b detained . please help me doctor.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I'm 3rd sem Engineering Student. collage opened 15 days back. I dont know what to do. I don't  feel like going to col...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of Cerato.+ 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of Scleranthus. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online.
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I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across it so help me giving guidance how to quit it else how to avoid it using natural elements. Thanking you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have a partial headache which makes me go blind all the time. And I have a smoking habit and I want to come across ...
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But dont be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I dont know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join smokers anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Heres a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Sorry I have been having these thought in my mind Its like I imagine things for many hours ,i think mainly of myself beng someone I mam not, I think of everything in my life beng so perfect I imagine myself be very successful, rich,having a beautiful woman, I imagine about sex when alone, I imagine my self a superior being with a powerful brain that I can make people love me or care for me, that nothing can stop me, I create like another universe in my brain some being impossible to exist, in my world I can talk to girls with great charm and I have got friends. I waste many ours thinking while nothing in my life is moving forward, I have no friends I just sit watching movies, and I don go to parties like nomal teens, I don believe in my self. Because of thinking about sex I think I am addicted to masturbation. Something worries me alot is that I can now image my self with multiple identity and am loosing alot of weight. I need to speak to someone a female doctor with teen kids because my parents can not help me, they say its superstion.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sorry I have been having these thought in my mind
Its like I imagine things for many hours ,i think mainly of myself ...
It is worse than superstition: you are living in an imaginary world and one day if you continued in this manner you may not know to distinguish reality versus your fantasy world. Masturbation will give you a lot of solace and you will become easily addicted to it. You must meet with a counselor first and then a doctor depending on the severity of your condition. You do not need a counselor with teens: that itself is a fantasy. You have to get on to a tight schedule of activities and become more functional. At this age, you are probably still studying and a lot of work may be pending by your wastage of precious time. You must also exercise regularly, eat healthily, and take adequate rest. Meeting people and socializing well is an important part of your treatment. Do not delay because an early diagnosis and treatment will improve the​ prognosis.
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I lost some one last year because of angriness and I am in depressed help me what 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
I lost some one last year because of angriness and I am in depressed help me what I do?
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Is it safe to take sleeping pill. What all are the side effects of the sleeping pill? What problem one can face if he is Drinking alcohol 2-3 times a week? How one can overcome the habit of alcohol?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Is it safe to take sleeping pill. What all are the side effects of the sleeping pill? What problem one can face if he...
Hii, Sleeping pills are not good ,may be your dependency can Create after some time of period. S o it's better to have natural sleep. Alcohol can create lots of health issues. If you want to quit it you need self confidence & motivation to come out from it. U can take help from psychiatrist to deal with withdrawal symptoms. U also can take help from A.A. Meetings. Best luck & have a nice day.
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My mind is not constraint on doing any thing, so I can not focus on my job and other daily work. Suggest me please what I do and what not to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Homoeopathic medicines are very effective for increasing concentration and if done with yoga, will give you great results! But practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1. Shashankasana: Sit in Vajrasana with hands on the thighs. The upper body is straight and relaxed. Inhaling raise both arms above the head. Exhaling keep the back straight and bend upper body and arms forward from the hips, until arms and forehead touch the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally remain in this position for a while. Relax the whole body, especially the shoulders, neck and back. Inhaling keep the back straight and raise the upper body and arms. Exhaling return to the starting position. Practice the exercise 3 times in total. Remain bending forward for sometime and consciously perceive the movement of the breath on the spine. 2. Virasana: Sit in Vajrasana. Hands rest on the thighs and the body is relaxed. Bring the left foot beside the right knee with the sole of the foot flat on the floor. Place the left elbow on the left knee and rest the chin in the hand. Right hand rests on the right thigh. Tuck the toes of the right foot under. The right knee remains in contact with the floor. Transfer the weight onto the right heel. Concentrate on a fixed point in front. Breathing normally remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side. 3. Sit in Vajrasana. Body is straight and hands rest on the thighs. Relax the whole body. Inhaling stretch the arms above the head, then bring them behind the back and grasp the left wrist with the right hand. Exhaling bend the body forward from the hips, keeping the back straight, until the forehead touches the floor. The buttocks remain on the heels. Breathing normally concentrate on the whole body and relax. Remain in this position for as long as comfortable. Inhaling slowly bring the body upright. At the same time stretch the arms above the head. Exhaling return to the starting position. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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My sister gets out of control whenever she gets angry. She gets irritated whenever we talk about something serious. We don't know how to make her understand.

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, Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. Take care.
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