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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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Sir. My mom is having. Unconsciousness whenever she feels something bad. Her age is about 42. So please suggest .what should we do .in near future to get rid out of it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir. My mom is having. Unconsciousness whenever she feels something bad.
Her age is about 42. So please suggest .what...
She is showing vasovagal syncope when affected by mental shock/or bad news or strong emotion and this is commonly seen esp more in females
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Hi sir/ madam this is Jayaram from tirupati my wife suffering with depression and also she has eczema severe we don't get proper treatment for the eczema pls help here if any body free consultant and rfee medicine eighthere Ayurved or Allopathy always we thankful you.

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 sir/ madam this is Jayaram from tirupati my wife suffering with depression and also she has eczema severe we don't...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. But eczema can never be treated online. The treatment needs physical examination and follow up. Consult a skin specialist in person. Take care.
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My son is mentally retarded. He is now 8years 9 months old. Now he walks in home fluently. In outside he fears. He can not talk. He tries to talk. He understand our talks in home. He recognises his father, mother,grandfather, grandmother and his sister. Is there any chance of improvement after proper medication. And how much it cast? Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
MR can be better treated with behaviour therapy and skills training. Please go out with him, reward him for spending some time in another room without you then encourage him going momentarily out of house to bring something. then promote him to talk with some one known just outside the gate for sometime, then promote him to open door for in comers, help him to socialise with peer group and reward him suitably for his social behaviour.
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My cousins behaviour is very aggressive and impulsive? how to handle her? Please advise.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
My cousins behaviour is very aggressive and impulsive? how to handle her? Please advise.
Agressive and impulsive behaviour can be calmed down to a large extent by not giving encourgemnt to the person who indulges. At the same time, a negative stimuls is given whenever there is such kind of action, and slowly it can come under control.
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Hello sir, my boyfriend is 25 years old. He is felt nothing, and can't do nothing. He is afraid of the world and the fear that he had is how he is gonna live in this world? He had the feeling of suicide and can not do that too because of his responsibilities. He told me that he can not get rid from that and do not know what to do? He can not work. And its really hard for him. Because of that he breaks up with me. He always want to lie in bed. He told me that he hate womens and he had some bad feelings when he sees women. Is it serious? How to handle him? Is he need counselling? Is it serious sir? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hello sir, my boyfriend is 25 years old. He is felt nothing, and can't do nothing. He is afraid of the world and the ...
Good Morning ~ It seems like your boy friend needs help as soon as possible and may be in need of inpatient care as soon as possible. I certainly believe that the condition is serious and you will be helping him when you have him consult a psychiatrist, the sooner the better. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Special Types of Ayurvedic Massages

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Special Types of Ayurvedic Massages

Ayurvedic massages are being performed for a long time for the overall mind and body support. This Indian traditional medicine ensures proper interaction between the mind, body and soul from the powers that lie within the human body. These messages are normally performed with the application of warm essential oils and help in improving the blood circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system and opening the body force.
Some of the special and highly beneficial Ayurvedic massages are:

  1. Pizhichil: This Ayurvedic massage includes pouring of warm essential oils from a specialized type of vessel known as Kindi, which is placed at a considerable height while the expert masseur executes the massage. As the massage is done for balancing out the Vata dosha, the essential oil is chosen on the basis of the patient's condition. The warmth of the oil is necessary for removing the Vata dosha and is extremely beneficial for individuals suffering from soreness caused from fractures, stiffness in various parts of the body, paralysis, monoplegia, hemiplegia and paraplegia.
  2. Njavarakizhi: This massage is aimed at increasing perspiration in the body and is very popular in Kerala. Here, after the application of the warm medicated oil, pressurized massage is given with small cotton bags that are filled with a specific type of processed rice termed as 'Njavara'. While the massage is given, cotton bags are dipped into cow milk, and a distinctive herbal paste is utilized for the production of sweat.
  3. Shirodhara: As the name says, this is a head massage that helps in stimulating the nerves present in the scalp area. It is mainly done through applying herbal or medicated oil on the head region in a continuous flow or stream. This massage is perfect for relieving mental fatigue, increasing focus and easing headaches.
  4. Elakizhi and Ubtaan: These types of Ayurvedic massages involve a combination of different herbal materials that form an effective beauty and skin solution. Both these massages help in revitalizing the skin, improving the texture of the skin, nourishing the body and improving the circulation, all these help in making the person appear fresh and beautiful.

Along with these Ayurvedic massages, there are several other types of massages available like the Gharshana that doesn't require any lubricant, Udvartana that helps in releasing the toxins from the body, and Abhyangam which is a whole body massage. Each of these massages is suitable for a specific condition and thus you must speak with an expert to know, which massage would be ideal for you.

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I am 50 years old, I am suffering from pain at my right leg before toe, the pain is unbearable, it is due to my uric acid level is high than normal. Is any medicine to get rid from uric acid.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 50 years old, I am suffering from pain at my right leg before toe, the pain is unbearable, it is due to my uric ...
Normal level are 2.4-6mg/dl in male and in female and3.4-7mg/dl .High uric acid can cause Gout,arthritis,Kidney stone 1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish,sea food(sardines)/prawn 2.Avoid pulses,, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6.Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician
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I am suffering from anxiety for last 5to 6years. I used to had bad dreams and woke up. I thought that I will die. Is there any way to get rid of anxiety.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from anxiety for last 5to 6years. I used to had bad dreams and woke up. I thought that I will die. Is ...
Please do meditation to relieve stress/anxiety daily before going to bed. Also take aconite 30 - once daily try to engage yourself in social activities.
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I have speaking problem. I speak with halt. I mean stammering. Can I get rid from it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, I think speech therapy will help you and try to to repeat those words on which you stammer , means those are not clearly spoken. Take care.
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I love someone who maybe like me. She is of my cast. I had tried many times to convince her but she can't be against her family. Her family members do not support me. They always ignore. Due to this case i am really in big trouble. I don't know what they want. I can't contact her. If I contact her it will create problem for me and also for her. What should I have to do? suggest me please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This relationship is not going to work: you have no cooperation from the girl nor her family. If the family does not like you, there must be something about you that is not welcome. If the girl loves you she will at least give you some information and help. But she is just not willing to, it seems. Being of the same caste is of not help here. You do not know also whether she loves you when you say, ‘maybe’. You have to respect what this girl is saying that she will not go against the family. So, go looking for another girl with whom there are not so many hassles.
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What are the disadvantages of smoking weed (marijuana)? My cousin is a chain smoker?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Not much is known about its entertainment value or benefits. There is a lot of hype by those who want to legitimize it and those who love it: there is a bias because of their selfish motives. The antagonists on the other hand willfully propagate the dangers, sometimes without substantiated reasons to dissuade its use. If you know it is harmful why would you want to play with it. The obsession and compulsive use is when you become addicted to the substance. Now we all spoke the same language: we can stop whenever we want, it is not addictive, it is fun after all, there are so many medical benefits etc. All meant to justify the consumption. There are so many other healthy ways to be creative or to stimulate the creativity in you; and there are so many ways to ‘open’ your mind. Why choose the easy way out when it is a chemical way out? Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat a baked good or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: • Dizziness • Shallow breathing • Red eyes and dilated pupils • Dry mouth • Increased appetite • Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i.e. for example, you can see sounds and hear colors!!!
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I get a lot of anxiety and panic attacks. And that stays for 2-3 days relating to petty issues. Is there any medicines which are safe and I can control by taking them? And how should I stop anxiety naturally? Please help.

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 get a lot of anxiety and panic attacks. And that stays for 2-3 days relating to petty issues. Is there any medicine...
Dear lybrate-user, thanks for the question. I understand your concerns. I went through the details. Anxiety is a disorder. Not a disease. Mental diseases are usually treated with the help of psychiatric medicines. Mental disorders are treated with the help of psychotherapy, life style changes and relaxation methods. Panic attacks are always due to the underlying anxiety disorders. To clear panic attacks, you need to treat and clear anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy techniques include rational emotive therapy, cognitive behavior therapy etc. You should consult a psychologist for these therapies. In the mean time, you can start physical exercise at least for one hour and breathing exercises for 10minutes daily. I hope this answer satisfies you. I am available for further clarifications. Take care.
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She went through big losses in her life after that she become I'll, body pain, lack of sleep, anxiety and much more. please suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
She went through big losses in her life after that she become I'll, body pain, lack of sleep, anxiety and much more. ...
Having problems of anxiety, inability to sleep etc are common after stressors in life. If they persist for more than 6 months or have been impairing your occupational a and functional life, treatment is recommended. Consult a good psychiatrist in your vicinity for help.
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There is a pain in the ligaments of right feet. Thats why unable to move Wht I l hav to do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
There is a pain in the ligaments of right feet.
Thats why unable to move Wht I l hav to do.
There seems to be a ligament injury in your case. It requires follows: 1. X-ray to rule out fracture. 2. Immobilisation, meaning bed rest for 7-10 days 3. If immobilisation is not possible then a cast is to be used. 4. Anti-inflammatory medicines, allopathic or homoeopathic. 5. Dip your affected foot in hot water (hot as much you can bear) for 10-15 min, dry your foot and use some ointment like volini gel and wrap it with a bandage and rest. Wish you a speedy recovery.
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I am 23 year old and feeling stressful since last month about study. The thought which had come in mind about my capability is overcoming me now and due to over stress my neck pains at backside.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am 23 year old and feeling stressful since last month about study. The thought which had come in mind about my capa...
Stress during studies is a common phenomena now a days. What you feel as stress is actually a fear of "not living up to your own expectations" that is you have started predicting the results in a negative way. Always remember you can never predict results, but you can study for a better one. So stop thinking of results. If you still, feel uncomfortable and stressed, do some relaxation exercises. Sleep well. If needed consult a psychiatrist for treatment and counselling so as sto reduce your stress levels.
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From 6 to 7months my tongue has started to slip and very often I misspell the words I have often started to stammer. What can be done to prevent this. This was not like this before.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It can be a anxiety disorder and you can try speaking in front of mirror and correct . Or go for speech therapy
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I am a smoker. My age is 24 years and from last five years I m smoking. Now I want to stop smoking and I am unable to do the same even I am trying to stop it but I am unable. Please help me with some medicine which can help me to do the same. Please do not suggest for any nicotine type chewing gums as I have already tried for it. Please help for the same.

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, In my opinion, smoking is easy to quit. 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?re 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 it?s 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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I am 25 year old man I have some problems regarding Memory I cant remember which I was read please suggest me some remedies medicine.

Drama Therapy - AUTISM, Early Childhood Special Education, Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, CAS - Certified Autism Specialist, Sensory Enrichment Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
Make small quicky notes. Hang them on your room wall / wardrobe, keep going through them as and when you have some time. It will surely work.
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My daughter short type memory what can I do her mind study she learn but after some time his mind blank.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This may be a recent development and it is primarily because of her age. I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting her ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time she could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: she will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, she will become sexually active, and she will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact her memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But she may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if she goes to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else she is doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that her brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. She should do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. She needs to check out if she is stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if she combines the two modes, she 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 she gets bored, study by writing. If she repeats learning at least five to seven times, she 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 left nostril and breathe, move 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position she must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that her teacher will be able to guide her with. If the home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect her memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I am a btech student. I need a lot of concentration and memorizing power. I need tips in this regard.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Eat Almonds , cashew nuts and walnuts daily morning. revert me after 1 month.
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