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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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I feel like people are mocking me or I'm losing friends. I had a big group of friends but I feel apart with some due to arguments, then had another group and now we moved on to different countries so lost touch again, I feel lonely. Although I have a caring wife and a small kid I feel as if I don't fit with groups like I did before. I used to be the centre of fun.

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 feel like people are mocking me or I'm losing friends. I had a big group of friends but I feel apart with some due ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Age and experience makes people wise. Wise people easily starts understanding other people and prefer to be away from people who do not fit their crieteria. In your case too, you are being wise. Don't worry. But you should try to get friends. Meet two ir three new people daily and try to talk to them every week. You may get one or two same wavelength people out of 100 or so such friends. You can make them intimate friends. You must try, for sure. Otherwise just enjoy life without friends, there are many people who do that. Take care.
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From past few months I am suffering from hair fall problem. Specially in the front of my head. Its really very depressing. I need some good suggestion, tips ,oils & medicine.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
From past few months I am suffering from hair fall problem. Specially in the front of my head. Its really very depres...
Hair fall, dandruff and tendency for gray hair are dependent on several factors. From stress anaemia to thyroid we have good treatment in homeopathy without causing any side effects. Homoeo medicines are given internally to restore healthy growth of hair and prevent hair fall. Precautions for care of your hair -take nutritious healthy high protin food -have regular vigorous physical exercise so that blood circulation reaches hair follicles and nourishes the hair. -avoid mental stress and smoking and such unhealthy habits. -use warm or cold water for bath and not very hot water. - hard water is harmful. Boiling and cooling will reduce hardness. - when the hair is wet, it is weaker and don't rub too much with towel. - use wide toothed comb so that there is no pulling pressure on the hair.
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With all due request I would like to share my problems with you. Basically I am from a middle class family pursuing a degree in hotel management, initially I use to be tensed and upset most of the time. I usually always stuck thinking about my future in different aspects but henceforth I always end up with no conclusion which can heal me. I do not know what to do further in life, how to organize myself so that I can make myself stand.

PGDPC
Psychologist, Pune
With all due request I would like to share my problems with you.
Basically I am from a middle class family pursuing a...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, live life moment by moment, enjoy each moment and and observe what is happening. Try to be in the moment, if you think about the future you will feel anxiety as you do not know what will happen then, if you go back to the past you may feel depressed by some of your choices. Rather than this live in the moment (the day) fully do your best with the time you have. The future will take care of itself, you also cannot do or un do the past. You can take some time out and develope your own goals (long term and short term) life your life then according to these self developed goals! wishing you all the best! with regards, sajen john.
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Actually from last 4 month I have over thinking problem and I am swelling in past from 4 month. Actually I had over thinking problem due to my girlfriend and from last 15 days I am feeling that there is darkness around my mind and want to live alone and not even interested in studying, and disturbed my day to day life and have suicidal thoughts every now and then sir please suggest me what to do as I am very tired of this situation and I am not able to lead quality life?

Master in clinical psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Actually from last 4 month I have over thinking problem and I am swelling in past from 4 month. Actually I had over t...
Hi lybrate-user, I can understand the situation you are going through the only person help you is you yourself. Because of one person you can't burden your mind up to the level which take away your peace. Darkness is created by you and you can convert it in to light. Just catch up with your old friends go and do the activities you do earlier. Life means moving on. Don't make your self servant of your thoughts control them. Do one activity stand in front of mirror and say all your thoughts in front of that. Then say I am the best and I love my self a lot. This will really help you in overcoming with your problem. Try this for a week then message me. Life is a gift so never think of sucide again.
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Is it ok if person smokes as well as does enough physical work normal for his health?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Is it ok if person smokes as well as does enough physical work normal for his health?
Smoking is associated with significantly serious health problems like lung cancer, oral cancer, impotence, etc. The risk of cancer is even higher in those with family history of smoking. Smoking also causes harm to people around you as they become passive smokers. The best thing is to quit smoking immediately to promote good health. There is no connection between exercise and smoking; exercise will not reverse the harmful effects of smoking.
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Hi sir my name is adil and am addicted to smoking so please give me some suggestions to quit smoking.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
it is your strong will, you are finding simple excuses. stop now, tell me what will happen. i tell you nothing will happen, if you really want to leave smoking. thanks
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I'm studying 10th how to improve brain and how to get high mark improve our mind please tell some things.

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, 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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My father (age 55) having a problem of drinking alcohol. He also patient of diabetes and liver problems but he is not quitting drinking habit. Is there any solution to prevent my father to drinking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ideally, the decision to want to quit must come from the addict himself. In this case, there is a danger to his life (being diabetic and already having liver damage), if he continues, and therefore the decision must be made by responsible others. If this is difficult for you, do get the counsel and help of an elderly relative whom he respects and let him do the convincing. If he does not cooperate, then take the decision and call in the rehabilitation center to just take him away. He may be what people refer to as an addict on ?skid row? i.E. Only death can stop him ? 20% of alcoholics are on skid row, world over. Knowing that someone else responsible has to make that decision for him and will do him the favor of a life-saving course of action, do so without any hesitation. Do not feel any guilt about doing this because you will surely save his life, and perhaps his health.
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Phobias and Fears: Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Phobias and Fears: Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help

An intense fear for anything is called as phobia. Fear and phobia are different to explain in simple terms person feeling anxious and nervous while doing something is fear and failure to attempt to do the work and staying back is phobia. In phobia they have intense fear that make the person to always keep away from exposing to the situation.

Symptoms:

The most common symptoms of phobia are:

  • Trembling or shivering and shaking of body.

  • Rapid breathing or sometimes difficulty in breathing

  • Dizziness

  • Increased heart rate and chest tightness.

  • Tingling sensation

  • Hot or cold flushes

  • Shock and sweating.

Psychological or emotional effects include:

  • Anxiety and fear

  • Detachment from self and environment

  • Looking for ways to escape from facing the situation

  • Going crazy or sometimes even loss of control

  • Overacting to avoid facing the situation.

Consider for treatment and self help of phobia if you have most of the above symptoms in an extreme state. Intense fear, anxiety, interference or avoidance of normal routine and phobia for at least more than 6 months needed to be treated with utmost care.

Treatment and Self help:

  1. Identify your fear level and intensity really helps you to work for the ways to relieve from phobia. Identify the symptoms you experience during fearful situation and work on it to overcome the symptoms.

  2. Learn and practice deep breathing relaxation technique and practice to do few simple deep breathing relaxation exercises.

  3. Face the negative thoughts with courage. In phobia you may overestimate the fearful situation and underestimate your potential to overcome it. Challenge your negative thoughts is the good way of self help.

  4. Make yourself prepared and expose yourself to the fearful situation.

  5. Frame your frame ladder and try to climb each ladder with utmost care and confidence.

  6. Practice regularly. The more you practice exposing to the situation sooner you get relieved from the fear and phobia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I m going thrgh a separation. One year since I m separated. I m a teacher who has recently resigned cause I was not gtng enough time to decide abt my life n future. Presently m just tryin to do thins tat mk me happy. I do feel loneliness. N sumtimes worthlessness. My question s hv I taken the right decision to give time to myself?

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 , you are feeling this separation stress, anxiety and other problem every other (when they go through separation problems). You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc.
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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 am in too much confusion, I think either I gonna mad or really need a psychiatrist. Sir my problem is that I have a sexual fantasy that includes the threesome sex . Whenever I imagine having sex with my gf with including a other male guy I turns on.I asked for this to my girlfriend initially she said no directly but now she is ready for the same, we also arranged a guy wo will join us, ultimately this guy is her colleague and he is also ready for the same, when everything done, then this time I am stepping back from this fantasy but when again I thought of it it turns me on badly. . Please help me whats wrong with me?Should I go for it?

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,. Sexual fantasies are normal and you can have any type of fantasies. The tricky part is how you are going to fulfill any fantasy. In your case, you tried to fulfill one of your fantasy with the help of your girl friend and another male friend. That is causing confusion. Because you revered your girl friend as only your friend and her deviation from truth gave you jitters. Don't worry. Understanding is the key and answer to many misunderstandings. Take care.
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I met with an accident since last month. Now I am feeling very upset I want to be free. please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I met with an accident since last month. Now I am feeling very upset I want to be free. please help.
You find interesting things to do like music and reading books. And doing meditation and yoga will also help.
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Help me get rid of the negative influences and challenges that are making my life difficult. I am suffering from too much laziness, getting angry over anything with wife and my children, due to this beheavior my wife and childrens also gets angry (chid chide zale ahet) I am trying to be strong with issues but it wont works. I never use eye to eye contact with others. Every time its time to do work or study, I always thinking to do it afterwards (aaj nahi kal karenge), it never comes or its too late to do work or study. Every time time I think to do work no I will do itself on time but it wont done even not start. Same situation at Office, all are says that you have ability to work very strongly, only I have ability to do some specific work. Some collegaues embrasses me I never have power to fight with them. Also I cant remember even small instruction from Home and office, study work is also not done and not remembered, Every time the work asked from home missed due to non remembering. I am suffering from acidity and headache, my health is weaker bones are not strong, even anyone press my bones lightly i will suffer from pain. Pimples in scalp comes out regularly hairs are also falls and are white since 15 years. I have Dark circle under my eyes. Also in fear that how can I handle some hard situations in future with self and family issues. I gets fear with anything happens around my. I have ability to do work excellent but lazyness and lack of confidence takes me out from doing it. Every times it happens that I needed to complete the work and study but it never happens. Please help me to find out solution. Also my family members (Father, Sisters Brother) are not supporting my wife & children, even me and my wife will do everything for them but they can not support us. Everyday this issue becomes fighting reason with my wife. Even I have ability to Lead It is all frustration comes. There is always a tense moments with me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have an anger-related depression and the incidents around your family may be great contributors towards it. I suspect you are not expressing this feeling and therefore the depression. Sometimes you act your anger out with your wife and children making them hapless victims of your inability to express to the elder family members for their gross indifference towards to and your wife and kids. Procrastination is also indicative of anger not expressed. Headaches are directly related to anger. All this stress is causing acidity in your system. This is not laziness in the traditional sense but a lethargy or inertia prompted by unexpressed feelings of anger. You must do regular and vigorous exercise every day. Yoga and meditation is also good to calm you down. Force yourself to do the opposite of what your mind and body feel like doing or not doing. Depression is the only condition I recommend that you must fight with all your might. Work with a counselor and particularly learn to express your anger at home. Many years of suppressed emotions are playing havoc in your system. If none of these have the desired effect, do go to a psychiatrist and seek medical intervention to help with the depression. Whatever happens please do continue with the counseling.
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I have decide suicide before suffering during injuries how can improve body language after fever.

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Psychologist, Vijayawada
I have decide suicide before suffering during injuries how can improve body language after fever.
Suicide is a permanent solution for temporary problem. Suicide is not a solution for this problem. Sometimes problems comes in our life. It is unbearable in some aspects. But all are not commit suicide. They will come out of this problems. Fever is a normal to everyone. You are suffering from injuries it is cured slowly wait up to. Use proper medication. You will come out of this problem. Your age is very young age. Generally emotional disturbances comes in this age. You should control yourself. Do not sit alone. And do not think alone about this problem. Better to read inspirational books. Be share your personal feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. Better to develop busy schedule. Develop a good goal on your career aspects. Do some work regarding that. Do not maintain one place change the place from time to time. Better to spend most of the time with friends. Watch t v good programmes. Spend before internet. Watch good movies. Go friends home and relatives homes. Go temple and parks. Always busy yourself. Do not think too much about health aspects. Be sociable all the time and be happy all the time. You have so much age to enjoy the remaining beautiful life situations. Ok all the best.
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Hi am 27 years old married and I have a Short temper issue I am not able to control my anger during a fight I curse and get very abusive My head starts aching and it feels like it's going out of my control I am unable to control my emotions during a fight with my wife either I tend to over power unknowingly and I always hurt the other person Please help in suggesting how I can control my anger and temper issues Please am desperately seeking advice to quit my anger 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
Dear , Anger and temper tantrums are always the after effects of stressful life. You must be stressed in your office or home. Naturally your stress takes its toll as emotional outbursts. Your family members are also unable to understand you. Anger management therapy and meditation will be suitable for you. You may ask a private question to me. I will help you. Take care.
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Hello Doctor, Im married, blessed with two kids. I feel stressed and do have mood swings. I often forget the things to do. Am I suffering from Alzheimer's. Kindly suggest.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello Doctor, Im married, blessed with two kids. I feel stressed and do have mood swings. I often forget the things t...
It is less likely that you have Alzheimer's disease. The possibility is that all your memory related issues are due to stress, lack of attention and mood problems. Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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I have been suffering from stress and insomnia for the last couple of years. On an average, I am able to sleep for less than six hours a day. For the last few months, I am feeling weak, physically and sexually. It feels like that there is some sort of hormonal imbalance. I also have been suffering from IBS for the last six years. It suddenly started in late 2010, when I was still attending college. Then it stopped for around a month, then restarted, and any gastroenterologist is unable to cure this. However, I feel both these issues (weakness and IBS) are not directly related, as IBS is six years old, but this feeling of physical and sexual weakness is just a few months old. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have been suffering from stress and insomnia for the last couple of years. On an average, I am able to sleep for le...
Your stress is causing all these problems. Meet with a counselor and sort out your stress for vast imp[rovement. In the meantime, do the following for your sleep problems: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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My Friend Is Addicted To Drug Called Dicyclomine + Paracetamol Is There Any Chances Of withdrawal?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If he is addicted, he will have withdrawal symptoms. The extent of reaction will depend on how long he has been using the substances and what dosages is he on. It is best for him to visit a doctor who will determine these for him. Even if he does not experience physical withdrawal, he can feel the psychological symptoms and that can be quite disturbing too. Ideally, he will need both counseling and medication or detoxification to quit this habit.
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