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Dr. Shoba

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Shoba is a renowned Psychiatrist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Shoba personally at Bangalore Neuro Centre in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shoba and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi doctor! m 27 years old male I have started smoking since 1 n half years. I want to quit smoking everyday am trying but still could not reduce no. S of cigrates. M smoking 5 cigrates a day. Pls 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
Dear, 5 cigerettes per day is nothing. You wil be able to stop it without any problem. Just leave it and pledge never to touch. Show your will power to yourself. You may feel craving problem for three days. In those days use nicotine chewing gum. Then stop that too. Take care.
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Can you suggest me some best books to learn hypnosis Including rapid hypnosis induction Please.

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 user. Read The Instant Hypnosis and Rapid Inductions Guidebook, by Rory Z. Fulcher. Still you will need guidances from a master. Take care.
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Doctor since 2 years I am suffering from severe depression on medication now. Now I am 29 year old age male still not cured from it if I taken medicine then only I feel good. So please tel me how to overcome from it please advice how to overcome it permanently?

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
Doctor since 2 years I am suffering from severe depression on medication now. Now I am 29 year old age male still not...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I smoke n feel breath being choked most of the time . Also sputum formation is observed and tends to come out of mouth except nose.?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You have Smokers lung causing bronchospasm and infection. Stop smoking and take antibiotics and also bronchodilators inhalers. You need counselling.
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How to Reduce Stress

B.Sc - Home Science , PG - Diploma In Nutrition & Dietcics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
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My friend started smoking when he in intermediate now he completed his mba. He wanted to stop smoking. Please advise how can he stop.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Well, he has made a very good decision that will impact his life, and others like wife and children when he gets marries, that is. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. 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 chewing gum or 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. Here?s 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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I'm a 28 years old girl, unmarried. I'm addicted to smoking. I started it very casually 2 yrs. First with 1 cigarette, then 2, then 5 and gradually the number of cigarette kept increasing. Now I smoke 20 cigarettes per day. I don't have any emotional issues nor do I have now. Just The fun part became an addiction. Now I want to quit desperately. I tried many times but every time it resulted in failure. The withdrawal symptoms are too much to ask for. When I don't smoke for 6-7 hrs I feel anger and rage in me and after that a period of depression which lasts. I read many articles on Internet about quitting. I tried every non medical trick but I couldn't deal with the withdrawal symptoms with enough motivation. If I can get some help or any good medicine which will help me quit it will be helpful.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Sultanpur
I'm a 28 years old girl, unmarried. I'm addicted to smoking. I started it very casually 2 yrs. First with 1 cigarette...
Dear friend, congrats you have a strong willpower, but some time you loose your confidence. I assure you that nothing will go wrong when you quit smoking. This is a false belief that withdrawal of smoking causes any damage. But what happens when you quit, a low confidence again provokes to restart. Here what should be done, just take few deep breaths and a glass of cold water and lemon juice and sip this slowly. Spend 10, _15 min. Try to engage your mind in any work, play with mobile, or just finish your incomplete work. Set a target for one day only, don't. Go in that surrounding where you use to smoke. Initially you will feel lonely ness but this can not harm. Spend the day. Tell your self about this and you will find a little victory. Just continue the program. I don't want to suggest any medicine right now because I want to know your experience. Start today and tell your progress to guide further. I am with you and always ready to help. When people can quit why cannot. You.
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Sir i m 25 year old student and taking anti depressants tablets.Prescribed from my doctor. Four tablets once in night. 1.Stalopam plus 2.Tynept 3 agoviz 4. Etilam pro 40 From 6 months. In starting i was suffring from suicidal thoughts.Due to exam pressure.So i started consulting from psychiatrist. In between another prob started " lack of concentration " & "strain in one side of head " when i stopped medicin.Then doctor again started medicine with little heavy dose. Still i m fighting with my concentration problem nd taking these pills continuously. My questions are 1. Is these psychological treatment are longer term for patient. 2. Is these pills are accurate for me. 3. I have little sinus problem .Is psychology problems is caused due to breathing system. 4. I have lot of dreams in night which are not stopping. Dr. Has included tab for this prob. 5 . Are these tablets are accurate for me. Please tell me right advise Thank u.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi, very representation. 1) homeopathy acts on mental emotional level without any adverse effects. 2) sir as homeopath I need brief case you have come here to get well. We are here to select the possible medicine for you. In order to do that, we depend on your co-operation. Homoeopathic medicine is mainly selected on the symptoms you give us. If we are to make a successful prescription, we must know all the details of your sickness. Take care.
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Doctor I am facing more problems in my study. Please tell me the right diet so that I can study well.

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, welcome to lybrate. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active. Take care.
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Hello, I have a 18 years old brother who is addicted to cigarettes and other bad habits. We are not able to restrict him from this habits and the worst part he is not obeying or listening to the elders or parents in house. The addiction has reached to the very bad level that he is fighting in house for money. I just can't see him getting ruined his life because of these habits. Kindly suggest any medical solutions for this which we can implement?

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. Your brother is going through a span of personality disorder. This negative personality disorder coud lead to anti social personality disorder. Your brother treatment and counselling. Take care.
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There was a fight between me and one of friend, he is a year older than, unexpectedly while we were arguing he just gave me sock on the left side of my brain which created a loud sound and I couldn't do pay him for that, since then I just get memorized of his angry face, feeling depressed, and I think I am having some problem due to that.

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
There was a fight between me and one of friend, he is a year older than, unexpectedly while we were arguing he just g...
Dear lybrate-user. This is a common eventuality and you don't have to worry much about that. The situation will continue to haunt you for some time unless you engage yourself in your normal activities. Don't worry. Ignore it for the time being. Take care.
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I always stay worried about something-my career, future,money,relationship etc. My mind is restless, when I do something I want to do something else, when I get what I want then I want something else, never satisfied. I cannot concentrate, memory is weakening. I am always in depressing, negative thoughts. Dont know how to handle.

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, Budha said "Needs are the basic reasons for disappointment. That does not mean we should not have basic needs. We are human and we do have needs. But then, why needs which are giving you pressure and stress? That is the question. You may be having every basic necessities you are suppose to have. Are you? Introspect. You will learn that. Take care.
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From last 6 months because of bad relation I am suffering from severe depression. Everytime I have headache & anxiety. I cant even sleep in whole night, always think of doing suicide.

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hi, I can read it in your description you are very distressed. You need to consult psychiatrist & psychologist for preparing a management plan that shall include medicines + counselling. You can come to me for counselling. ALL THE BEST
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Porn Addiction

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha
Porn Addiction
Excessive watching porn is an addiction like alcohol or nicotine. There is treatment for that.

I am 25 years old. I am feeling better when I'm drinking codeine cough syrup. That I am fully addictive with this. Please save me. I want to forget it. But what shall I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
That is the attraction to drugs: it makes you feel better. If that was not so who would take it anyway? Codeine addiction is worsened by increasing tolerance levels for the drug. If you are having a serious addiction and you cannot quit its use, you will have to admit yourself to a rehabilitation center and go through their program for a complete recovery. This type of treatment is ideal because it takes you away from the influences of people and circumstances that you have gotten conditioned to and will make it easier in a different geographical location. When you come out of the center you must continue with addiction counseling for three years at least before being free of the enslavement. You will also need to attend NA meetings regularly and get a lot of support from other users who are also recovering. You will need to make some lifestyle changes and work on the stress that is normally the reason most youngsters get addicted to codeine. There is also the oral issue, the rigid value system, the genetic factors, and the script issue that has to be worked upon with the counselor. You will need to start regular vigorous exercise, sleep well, and start on a healthy diet. You must follow a tight time schedule with interesting and productive activities. The counselor will also teach you new ways of finding joy without the use of chemicals. You should socialize with people, join new groups, attend conferences, meetings, seminars etc. to be involved with other important activities in your neighborhood. You will need to go for a thorough medical checkup and determine that there was no serious damage to your body because of the abuse.
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My Son who is around 9 years running and studying in 3rd Class always forgets his lessons and portions and get very low marks in the Exams, so we are in need of some Doctor to work on those Issues and also like to have some good suggestions on Memory and Concentrations on Studies ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Problems with memory in academic can happen due to various reasons, poor attention, lack of comprehension, lack of interest, lower intelligence, learning disability or emotional disturbances. consult a clinical psychologist have a assessment done to understand the cause and find remedies
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Hi doctor. Normally I don't believe in friendship from my childhood. In my graduation time I made one friend. We become close like brother but the thing is that he is taking me for granted. The problem is that because of this I am getting fear of losing him, depression, not getting hungry, no sleep n various thoughts are striking in mind. Even not getting interest in studies. 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
Hi doctor. Normally I don't believe in friendship from my childhood. In my graduation time I made one friend. We beco...
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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Sir I nees to improve my memory skills. Am forgetting name which = I heard. I can not remember much more days. How can I overcom this sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you are aware of any kind of stress then meet with a counselor and sort that out. You will experience a lot of improvement in memory. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your 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. 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. 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 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 you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your 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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Diagnosed with ocd .on daxid 250 mg, sizodon 0.5 mg once in the night and twice in the morning and ativan 1.25 mg in bits and pieces depending on when I feel agitated and feel a searing pain in my legs and an intense feeling of helplessness.in the morning I feel very down and have to have a bit of ativan to feel normal and the searing pain dies down .I have the two sizodon 0.5 mg and one David 100 before I go to office. Towards the end of office I feel uneasy and before sleep I have 100 mg daxid and one sizodon 0.5 mg. I am forced to take half a daxid I.e 50 mg early in the morning at about 4 to feel normal. I do not think the combination is working effectively .can you suggest a better combination which removes this low feeling and this feeling of agitatedmess and my down cast hopelessness mood. And this searing pain in my legs.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, You are under a psychiatrist who has been treating you with Daxid, Ativan and Sizodon combination. Please consult her/him again with your concern. She/he may increase your Daxid dose or add another tablet for your OCD or add therapy (ERP) Since you have to attend to your work at office, powerful tranquilizers can not be given in the mornings. Most of OCD and Depression symptoms worsen in the mornings. All these tablets take some weeks to show improvement. Please consult a physician for your searing pain in your legs. It is not due to OCD.
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I am 30 year old I have speech problem some words I cant speak clearly eg l and s.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Speech therapy from a well qualified professional will solve your problem. Misarticulation errors in speech can be corrected.
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