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Dr. Soma Shekar

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Soma Shekar is a popular Psychiatrist in HAL, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Cloud 7 Healthcare Multi Speciality and Diagonstics in HAL, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soma Shekar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sir how can I fill relaxed ?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
You need to de stress from what ever is giving you stress. Exercising, sleeping well for 8-9 hours, taking break from work, having hobbies will help you to relax to some extent. Besides, this counselling can help you to deal with stress and learn to manage how you react to stress and what are your strengths and limitations. This will help you to distress further more and help you feel more confident and in control of yourself and your world. If you have any queries please contact me
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Hello doctor Is there any complete cure for psychosis?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
There is no complete cure for psychosis, depending on the severity of the disturbance. But there is scope for making you completely functional and living a normal life, if the stress is minimized. The medicines and therapy that is available now is really incredible and they can together do wonders to help you live as close to normal life as possible. If you get discouraged by this, remember that the neglect of the condition can be horrendous to you and to others around you. You must always do everything you can to seek healing, and your perseverance, commitment, compliance to the prescription, and support will determine the outcome.
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My son is 4 years old but he can't talk properly. He speaks only few words. He cannot concentrate. If I want him to repeat words he will not do solos help.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
Hello, the reason for child not able to speak could be many. It could be purposeful or due to some other problem. Consult a speech therapist for sorting out speech problem for reducd attention you can consult an occupational therapist. Regards.
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I am 17 year old and I'm smoking from last 2 year's but know I'm having pain in my chest from last 2 days but know I do not smoke and I have left smoking. What is it. Will I die or suffer a lung cancer please answer me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 17 year old and I'm smoking from last 2 year's but know I'm having pain in my chest from last 2 days but know I ...
Don't worry. You are not having lung cancer.stop smoking.Take paracetamol for chest pain.If no relief take ECG and x ray of chest after consulting doctor
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Helo Dr. I m engineering student and I have very serious problem of anxiety. As my semester exam is going on please let me know any effective method to control my anxiety Thank 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
Helo Dr. I m engineering student and I have very serious problem of anxiety.
As my semester exam is going on please l...
Dear lybrate-user, I can understand. You are experiencing performance anxiety in regard to your exams. The best method to score good marks is to study systematically. There are some methods called" effective learning techniques" you should adopt them. Please understand, you are going to do well if you prepare well. If you cannot prepare well, there is nothing to worry, you will not be able to do well in exams. Therefore, prepare systematically and approach exams systematically. Success is yours. Take care.
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Is there any scope for cure of parkinson's disease in homeopathy?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
Please take homoeopathic medicine - caust. 0/2 10 equal strength strokes put 10 to 25 drops in one or two teaspoon of water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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First I do not get erection. Even if comes I not sustain. Formation of steam is very very low. I feel sexy but do happen. Feel very disappointed. Hv negative feel for sex. Like I can not do any solution. Suggest.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
First I do not get erection. Even if comes I not sustain. Formation of steam is very very low. I feel sexy but do hap...
I am sure such experiences can make you feel bitter and negative towards sexual experiences but it can be treated with psychotherapy and medication (if required). To begin with do this exercise and consult me for same. Do not let negativity surround you. Flexing and strengthening your pubococcygeus (PC) muscle can help you exert more control over ejaculation. (Note that these are also called Kegel exercises, which you might have heard about women doing. The muscle is the same in both sexes.) Locate your PC muscle. Put one or two fingers right behind your testicles. Pretend that you are urinating, then try to stop the flow with a quick muscle contraction. That muscle you just used to stop the flow from the bladder is your PC muscle. Flex the muscle regularly. Try to do 10 to 20 squeezes in a set, 2 or 3 times a day. Do a set whenever you're bored or stationary—like when you're sitting at your desk or in traffic. No one will be able to see that you're doing them. Squeeze your PC muscle when you feel ejaculation coming on. Once the muscle is strong enough, you should be able to hold it off just like stopping flow when urinating. Then there are dietary and lifestyle changes that you have to make but first begin with this. You have to try to get over this feeling. Consult for same.
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How to free stress from mind?

MD - Pathology
General Physician,
How to free stress from mind?
Get a good night sleep for 6-8 hours. Early morning walk eat lot of fresh fruits drink plenty of water do some productive work during the day chill out with friends.
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I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly because of that I loose my confidence. I am pursuing btech now and after 2 months will be facing my campus interview how could I get rid of it. Please suggest me uts urgent.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly b...
You should attend english speaking classes, elocution classes, and public speaking courses to improve your pronunciation. There is good video material in the british council that are useful too. This is not a big deal and you can do it in a short time.
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I am suffering from stammering since 8 years I want cure for this problem Now I am 21 year old.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Dear lybrate-user stammering or stuttering needs speech evaluation by speech language pathologist further they will guide you on various techniques to overcome your stammering. Regular speech therapy follow ups will definitely help you in managing your stammering. Let me know if it helps. Thanks.
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Hi, i want to quit smoking. please suggest.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
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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3 Reasons to Consult a Psychologist!

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
3 Reasons to Consult a Psychologist!

3 Things You Did Not Know You Should See a Psychologist For


Most people consider seeing a psychologist an act of weakness or embarrassment. Therefore, they never think that their prolonged periods of stress, anxiety, grief and conflict could be a sign that they need professional help. They fail to understand that psychotherapy is nothing but a strategy to relieve stress and make life easier to live and that often, it does not require you to get stuck amidst expensive treatments or prolonged medication and consultation sessions.
Here are 3 times when you did not know but you needed to see a psychologist.


1. You feel intense emotions way too much
It is common for everybody to feel angry or sad at times in their life but if you feel these emotions too intensely, frequently and for prolonged durations, it may be the right time for you to see a psychologist. If your emotions overpower you to such an extent that your ability to function is impaired, it is a sure shot sign that you need professional attention. Also, if your anxiety levels are so high that you immediately imagine the worst case scenarios associated with any challenging situation that comes your way, you should not delay your visit to the psychologist because it may lead to panic attacks and paralysis.


2. You cannot stop thinking about the trauma that you had faced sometime in your life
If you are too grieved with the pain of death, loss of job, fear of accident etc. that you once faced in your life and there is no way how you think that you can get over it, you should seek immediate help from a psychologist. You may think that these feelings are natural and that you cannot do anything about them but in reality, it is not so. In fact, if left untreated, these conditions can lead you to a lifestyle where daily functioning is impaired. So if your trauma is too hard for you to handle, consider visiting a psychotherapist to prevent further damage.


3. You fall ill too quickly and headaches are a persistent problem
Being emotionally upset can affect your body in more ways than you think. So every time when you fall ill, the cause may not always be a physical medical condition. Stress and anxiety can lead to chronic illnesses like frequent stomach ache, reduced sexual drive, frequent cold, severe neck pain etc. So if you fall ill too quickly and the reasons for your illness are far beyond the comprehension of the general practitioner, it is high time that you consider visiting a psychologist.

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I am 30 years and addicted to alcohol and smoking. Please advise treatment and medicine ?

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, 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. But still you will need will power. For alcohol de-addiction treatment also, you should go to a rehabilitation center. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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Hi dear sir, I am suffering from stammering problem from childhood and I don't want cure completely at least I need speak with confidence please sir i am begging please help me sir.

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
First of all instead of treatment you need to understand your actual problem. For that you should see a speech therapist.
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How to deal with problems after quitting smoking?

SLE, FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETOLOGY, DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician,
Thanks for your query. The main problem is a craving for nicotine. You can avoid this by taking nicotex 4mg chewing gum4-5 times daily. Please feel free to ask a private question.
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Hi Doctor can anyone suggest me how to get rid of habits of watching gay porn at night. Everytime after watching I feel guilty but during the time I enjoy and get excited. Please help me to get out from this weird problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi Doctor can anyone suggest me how to get rid of habits of watching gay porn at night. Everytime after watching I fe...
This guilt is a sign that your conscience does not really permit it and it makes you feel guilty for having indulged in it. It is good that you have a good conscience but to keep doing something that your conscience does not approve of is unnecessarily troubling yourself. You need to be careful because porn may provide great sexual entertainment but it also stokes the desire, which will then lead to desire-fulfillment and that will lead to impulses. It actually objectifies sex to levels that makes you lose respect for it. Besides, the whole thing is dramatized to such crazy levels of performance (that is why it sells too) that you are made to feel grossly inadequate. It is really far from the reality, and these are exceptional actors, with some exceptional endowments and actions that you may even look at yourself as grossly inadequate and with disdain. After you have been stimulated you are left hungry in your groin to want to fulfill your desires, and if not met soon, leaves you with that raving libido, and it can goad you to do something inappropriate. In essence it spoils a very beautiful thing and reduces it to mere physical impulses. After some time you get disgusted when you have had too much of it; whereas natural sex will never cause that affect at all. If you have so much of sexual energy you can channelize it into activities, sports, games, and hobbies. You need to distract yourself when the drive is very strong in you, which may be so if your levels of testosterone are very high too. You need to socialize with members of the opposite sex and enjoy their company to experience the different aspects of a woman and to also feel the different aspects of sex and not get frozen in the carnal part of it alone. Sex has five different dimensions to it: there is the physical aspect, the emotional aspect, the intellectual aspect, the social aspect and finally there is the spiritual aspect. The latter may surprise you but this is where respect and regard for women and their bodies will come up to help treat them with value. If you cultivate these dimensions of sex I am sure you will perceive sex differently and with a lot of respect. Eventually when you are into a serious relationship with a woman, you will truly enjoy the whole concept of romance and being and falling in love with the real thing: That my friend will be a different ball-game. Do not play with a poor replica of sex, and shy away from the real person and thing, which are so wholesome. Night time might be more tempting because of the privacy and of being alone. I suggest that you make it a habit to go to your room only when you are really very sleepy, and crash into bed at once.
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My son is 16 years old. He is studying in 11th std. He is electronic screen addicted. He engaged most of time on iPad, tv etc. If we want to stop from doing so, he became arrogant and hostile with us. Due to this addition his studies and health both are suffering badly. In front of these gadgets everything is secondary for him. He was already a healthy child since birth but now his weight is 100 kg. Please tell me any treatment for this addiction otherwise his life will be spoiled. Please tell me treatment for this problem.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
My son is 16 years old. He is studying in 11th std. He is electronic screen addicted. He engaged most of time on iPad...
You are not alone. This kind of behavioural addiction is growing on alarmingly throughout the world. Currently the treatment of this kinds of behavioural addictions begins with the launch of insight in a person. Psychoeducation, motivation enhancement therapy (it is important to motivate the person to accept these behaviours as problems & use adaptive coping behaviours), supportive therapy, individual therapy are some of the therapies used. Consult a psychological counsellor asap.
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My brother got operated, he had stone in the gall bladder which was increased in a month as suggested by the doctors that operation is the only solution. However, I hears that after some time it gives issues in food digestion and affects your mood like irritation, anger e. T. C. Is it really true? And the other thing is he has some plump kind of in his stomach which doc shows us, as his tummy veins are very week. What the best way to make it stronger?

MBBS
General Physician,
My brother got operated, he had stone in the gall bladder which was increased in a month as suggested by the doctors ...
After operations it takes time to get to normal gradually it becomes normal. There should not be any affect like irritation, digestion. The digestion appetite, will all be ok do not worry. Have healthy balanced diet with lot of been leafy vegetables and plenty of water by mouth.
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Day after tomorrow is my final semester examination. I'm not able to cover all topics, infect I'm not able to remember what I've read. Please give me some advice, to overcome this. And so that can go easy with my exam. I feel very tense about this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your problem is in the tension which you mention and the more you worry about it, the more forgetful and tense you will feel. Deal with your stress and everything will improve. You may do some of the following anyway: 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 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. Sine it come to the fag end of your course, you can take some risk and avoid some topics. You may also make some short notes, if it is not too late, and study only those. 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.
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I am 26 years old male. I am in general too kind person. I always speak to people in a very soft manner. However everyone takes advantage over me since I won't speak up. I won't show the anger or reply at that point but reflects my anger at home to my parents. I really feel bad for this. I am too soft. I am unable to speak up straight forward if I have any issues but letting in everything inside me. Finally this bursts at home to my parents. How can change my nature or attitude .please help.

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Speech Therapist, Mumbai
lybrate-user you have a calm and composed personality, but you lack the skill to say 'no' It is perfectly fine to listen and accept to your own feelings. Do more introspection, that will help you to get in touch with your feelings. Feeling angry, upset or negative at a instance doesn't make you a bad person. Love yourself, listen to your feelings and speak for them at the very moment rather than carrying them with you.
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