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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 67 years man, suffering with un know fear and anxiety for last 7 years and these effect my nervous system which hits me at and around abdomen and rectum area. And the result is that I always have feeling of heaviness around rectum, either wind comes out or I go for passing of stool. My liver and prostrate is slightly enlarged for which I am taking urimax 0.4mg. Would you advise me for unknown fear and anxiety and stomach problems.

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 67 years man, suffering with un know fear and anxiety for last 7 years and these effect my nervous system which ...
Dear , I understand. Have you taken any psychiatry treatment or treatment for general anxiety disorder? from the given symptoms, it seems so. Please post a private question to me with all the details. I will help you manage your problem. Take care.
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Sir please suggest how to quit smoking habbit. I smoke 2-4 cigarette on every 4-5th day. I try to cntrl the carvings but on 4-5th day its so much that i cant stop it n go fr it. Please help soon. In between i developed a habbit of havig 2 cigarette daily for around a week or more bt i tried n reduced n so please suggest me the way to quit it completely n if any chewing gums available please suggest it too. Its for my friend aged 20yrs.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
First of all with an asthmatic condition, your friend is fooling around with a poison that uses and harms the respiratory system. He desperately needs to quit smoking. The erratic pattern, induced by his attempts to quit, is worthy endeavors but true success lies in his finding support either through therapy or through the support of a close friend. Let him not attempt to stop gradually because the success rate of such attempts is neither permanent nor reliable. He needs to stop abruptly and immediately. He should give it much publicity, to all and sundry, so that he is compelled to save face and keep up his word in his social circles, when temptations become too trying. He may indulge in satisfying his oral need (which will become heightened due to the quitting of the smoking) with hard candy, chewing gum, and other consumables. There are nicotine chewing gums, nicotine patches, and electronic cigarettes that may be used as substitutes to reduce the craving and thus to eventually give up the habit. Whenever the need it stimulated, he may resort to deep breathing to simulate the act of smoking with nothing to actually ingest though. He needs to find out and equip himself with the knowledge of tobacco and all the damage it causes as a strong deterrent to his continuing the habit. The knowledge is scary. The times he has higher cravings have to be identified and he has to do something to occupy himself and his oral need to stave off the impulse. He needs to get into an active exercise regimen and healthy lifestyle that will embarrass him to abuse his body again by such poisonous items.
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My father has depressed from home problems. He always stays on bed nd have only one work to do mean thinking all time. Even at night he thinks negative. He thinks negative in all talk. Or work. He is also a heart patient. What should to do. Please recommend some medicine to calm down his mind.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My father has depressed from home problems. He always stays on bed nd have only one work to do mean thinking all time...
People with Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack), can be depressed. But his physical condition and cardiac condition needs to be known and depressive symptoms further elaborated to suggest an appropriate antidepressant, which would most likely show significant improvement in his depressive symptoms. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy. All the best.
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How many days the disulfiram effective? Means he should not drink to avoid vomiting nausea. Is any other antabuse types of drug for smoking also.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Udaipur
Disulfiram is a good friend. He ask you daily don't take alcohol as disulfiram is with u. For smoking cessation such aversion phenomena is not seen with medicine but many other options available. Like nicotine patch, vernicline tablet, nicotine replacement lozeng.
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I always go with my past memories good and bad both types and this thing retards with daily basis work. Great people often say never live in past. Any suggestions ro get rid from it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I always go with my past memories good and bad both types and this thing retards with daily basis work. Great people ...
Do meditation to relieve stress/anxiety/stay cool Join social clubs to keep yourself engage and ultimately you do not have time to think. DO morning walk/exercise daily Maintain a routine of your daily work and follow it.
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How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

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. Alcohol is poison. In the process of safeguarding your body's vital organs, your liver is slowly damaged if you consume alcohol. There is no safe limit of alcohol you can drink. Quit alcohol. Take care.
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I am suffering with mind disturbance like sex and relatives with this, how to avoid from it?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am suffering with mind disturbance like sex and relatives with this, how to avoid from it?
Hi This problem is due to irritation and inadequate nutrition of the brain. So follow few basic things . 1) drink only 100-150 ml of water during meals 2) don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meal 3) avoid oily, spicy, salty, junk, fast, fermented and stale foods 4) avoid coffee and tea 5) try to sleep upto 10.30 pm 6) do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning A) eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals B) take 250 ml of fresh butter milk during meals. C) instill 3-4 drops of CHANDANADI TAILA in each nostril at the time of sleeping… Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. THANKS.
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I am suffering from headache. Because studying from 3 days continuously. And not sleep from 3 days.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from headache. Because studying from 3 days continuously. And not sleep from 3 days.
Studying continuously will make your head spin and the very purpose of studies will go waste as you will not be in a position to reproduce whatever you may have learnt over three days. For best output, give yourself short breaks which both you and your body deserve.
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Sir due to not successful in government exam I have lot to tension and right now I am unable to find any job in ranchi due to these issues from last few days I have severe headache will you help me sir.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir due to not successful in government exam I have lot to tension and right now I am unable to find any job in ranch...
Govt job is not everything in life, get the thought away from ur mind and focus on your pluses, u must be destined for something bigger in life. All the best
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Hy sir plzz mujhe ankho ka tirchhapan yani bhenga rog ke ilaj ke bare me jankari chahiye jis se ankho ka tirchhapan jaldi se jaldi thik ho sake gharelu upchar se ya kisi medicine se so plzz help me isko m kaise samapt karu jaldi se jaldi meri help kare please I am so angry for this please Help me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Hy sir plzz mujhe ankho ka tirchhapan yani bhenga rog ke ilaj ke bare me jankari chahiye jis se ankho ka tirchhapan j...
Hi don't feel angry and disappointed by any default in your body, consult with a eye specialist and try to follow their help. If you feel anxiety because of this or want to overcome from this you can contact us.
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How can a person stop smoking?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you are ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse? no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn't easy. But its a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Whenever I think about the past I feel very angry and frustrated. And whenever I carry my positive thoughts I feel very excited and energetic... But it last only for few hours ... Then I start think about something else which gives me the negative thoughts and will become very angry

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you indulge in the past, you will definitely get angry because there will always be things that could have been done differently and that could have produced better results. So there will be regrets. Now we cannot turn back the clock back nor change the past. So that exercise is impossible and futile. But you can learn from them to better improve the present and future. By locking yourself in the past, you become a prisoner of it. The only way to look is, forward. And it looks like you are doing well with that. Learn to stay with the positive and strengthen that position. Because it is still a weak state in you, it will be quite easy to revert back to history and feel the regrets. It is a conscious effort and regular practice that will eventually win this battle. Perhaps there are some things that need to be dealt with about your past. Talk to a counselor and deal with them to completely eradicate it from your mind. Remember it is not possible to remove the memory but it is possible to purge the past memories of its negative energy or force. Keep me posted of your success.
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I am a 22 year old male. I hve been having nexito forte tablet for last 2 years for my anxiety disorder. Now I am fine but when I try to get rid of the medicine. The symptoms comes back. How to get rid of this medicine? Is it in anyway would be affecting my career? I am also addicted to excessive masturbation. Is it the reason for my low serotonin level. Is it the reason behind my insomnia.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am a 22 year old male. I hve been having nexito forte tablet for last 2 years for my anxiety disorder. Now I am fin...
Dear lybrate-user, if you are better with nexito forte, why do you want to stop. With the symptoms your quality of life will be less and your career may be affected. So I would advise you to continue the drug and consult your doctor again. If the doctor offers some form of talk therapy like cbt (cognitive behaviour therapy), probably you may be able to stop drugs without getting back symptoms. But cbt itself may take many session and will go on for 5-6 months weekly sessions. Both nexito and cbt will reduce your symptoms and you can plan for better career. By themselves it will not affect your career. Masturbation will not lower serotonin level or insomnia. But guilt of masturbation can cause. So you should get rid of guilt. Again nexito and cbt will help in getting rid of guilt.
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I am feeling some breathing problem for last couple of week. Kindly help me. I am a smoker but take only 3 cigarettes in a day.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Breathing Difficulty 1.It could be due to anxiety,stress,blocked nose, DNS, Nasal polyp,sinusitis, asthma,allergy.heart problem 2.Get yourself medically examined by doctor and follow the advice and treatment accordingly
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I'm a 22 year old girl. I have anxiety or you may say panic disorder since 4-5 years. I was treated and still on medication. After getting anxiety I developed flight phobia. My last flight was in 2010 and it was horrible. I hyperventilated and screamed but then I was not on any medication. After 5 years I haven't flight on 28th of this month to Bombay. I'm very nervous. Please help.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Continue with medication if it helps . Or else take Clonazepam 0.5mg sublingual tablets as required and Escitalopram 10mg at bed time daily. Review when necessary.
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My friend smokes and drinks a lot. She is not able to control it. Please tell how to control it?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Your friend should be ready for giving up these habits. She might be going through some stress which needs to be addressed and learn to manage it more effectively. She might have to go for de addiction and rehab centre to stay away. Also join alcohol annonimous to stay with the new decision of abstinence.
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I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sleep well at nights. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I'm in love with a girl from 5 years. Before 3 months we broke up. I can't forget her. I still love her and can't sle...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a love. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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Hi, Previously I was addicted of smoking but now I smoke One cigarette in a week. So Will it be still harmful?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Yes even one will be harmful and stop it. Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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