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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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I am a retired professional engineer having worked as high a level as CEO & retired in 2014. I am from a Lower Middle Class family of a govt servant in Delhi with 6 six siblings. Father died at an early age of 52 in 1968. My mother & brothers & sister brought me up in an environment fully enjoyable depended & a very happy 15 years . I then went on to do my PG in Eng from Indian Institute of Science . All by my own without disturbing my brothers for financial aids etc. I got a very good career & I planned my career to become a CEO by 50 which I became when I was 52. Yes I have been fairly successful in my career. I got married into a HIG family and had 2 loving children who have succeeded well in their life and one is married & the other is getting married shortly. I was fortunate enough to educate them in US & feel proud of them & have spend close to 80 lacs for their education & marriage. My wife is a very helpful & a very good mother and she has a twin sister who is married & is very rich & over influencing. My wife is very close to her. I have been having frequent surgeries about 15 so far all due to accident or birth defects latest being colon disorder which required an 8 hr surgery. I am diabetic but healthy & can stand in a factory for 8 hrs without getting tired? My Problem My family has been very toxic towards me Anything I say or do is either wrong or is verified Now that I am retired I am not shown any respect & decisions are taken without any info to me . I do not feel being there. I feel second rate family member though lot of concern is shown on me. I feel drained & very anxious what will happen to me. I am left with just a little savings and I have to work to earn a sustaining salary . I cannot afford any more spending & I have to be assertive about this. Can I change myself to accept what is happening. Do I change the environment ? How do I project myself to be happy & can be a good part of a celebration . My children know all this but are biased towards my wife I do not resent this I have accepted this as natural . Please guide me.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am a retired professional engineer having worked as high a level as CEO & retired in 2014. I am from a Lower Middle...
Dear sir, one experiences little loss of'significance' after retirement, esp. If retired from a high post in which one is a decision maker and the most imp. Cog in the wheel! it is also true that in the family, one's significance comes down slightly as an individual is weighed by the value system, which is a product of society. Even in your introduction of self and the family, it is clearly visible. Family may not have gone toxic as you may have superimposed that due post retirement blues! as you have mentioned that they are concerned about you. You cannot change them, but accept this transition. It would be wonderful if you are professionally active again giving you financial security, independence. Expectation and frustration. Hope & despair are eternally linked. Obviously one expects from the other in a relationship and esp. When one has been the provider. But life is uneven. So it brings this despair. That is why the parental sacrifices (monetary) which are common in eastern/asiatic world end up giving bitter taste eventually many times. That all actions are self-centered must be whole- heartedly accepted as the origin of all the actions, thought stem from" i" which is individualistic, separated from others (even those related). Accept your'i" and its agenda happily and do not mistrust your family, I is just that they have there own'i' s working!
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M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Stress is only real disease all other diseases are complications of stress everyone should aware of stress and learn to manage it by improving self awareness meditation can improve it when person is under stress his ageing process is faster telomer on cell chromosomes get destroyed because of stress it is denominator of our biological age. It is now proved by research that mindfulness meditation can reverse this process of telomeric anxiety and depression are due to stress because of it person age faster learn scientific meditation to control it.
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I take tobacco regularly. I want to leave this bad habit. What should I do. Please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Just the fact that you want to give up smoking though is a good starting point. The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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. 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time.
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Hi my father is 71 years old he has parkinson plus for last 3 years now he is mostly on bed n he has anxiety ,aggressive, does not understand things, disoriented, bahut vahami ho gaye hai should I be mentally prepared for my fathers death in 2 years.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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my father is 71 years old
he has parkinson plus for last 3 years
now he is mostly on bed n he has anxiety ,aggress...
Behavioral disturbances can be a part of Parkinson's disease, and are treatable. Consult a neuropsychiatrist in person for the same and get an opinion regarding the treatment and ensure that he is given regular medication and taken for regular follow up.
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I am suffering from epilepsy from last ten years but I don't get any fit from 4 years. Can I leave our medicine, reply only when you take guarantee that no fit will arise after leaving medicine's?

MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Kochi
Very slowly- but before that we have to have an idea of what type of epilepsy. Some needs life long treatmnt.
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I am 24 year boy preparing for competitive exam. I smoke too much and masturbate excessively (1-2 times/days) I can not remember anything concept for long time. Now a days I loose focus on study and my exams are in may I am really very tense help me out please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 24 year boy preparing for competitive exam. I smoke too much and masturbate excessively (1-2 times/days) I can n...
Both habits are addictive and that will present other problems. Masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it is to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.
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Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.
Do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? Have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? You can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too!!!! There are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of social anxiety to disappear from your life for good.
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May be I am lacking behind emphasizing my difficulty, I am 49 yrs old.. since 1 to 2 Yrs...I was unable to concentrate on any job.. Let it be occupational, or any other, Not getting interest to continue and close the activity which ever started.. Say for ex., if I start doing some body exercises in the morning for some time 20 to 30 mts, I was starting but after two to three days or a max of a week the same activity was getting discontinued and not getting interest to continue, not only that, even on most interested activity...I found through some magazines that after checking the symptoms I am having clinical Depression, Not getting sound sleep, Having indigestion for which had some medicines for a period of one two months as a course but no result found..In-stabled mind always think to do something but due to instability of concentration unable to continue, suggested for meditation/yoga, but the same thing unable to concentrate to continue, BP and Urine/blood sugar checked and its Ok.. If I am reading some magazine/news paper article/watching TV/doing some work/chanting some thing in pooja room, if I found somebody is talking/some noise observed, immediately the mind diverts and I need to start from the beginning to follow.. consulted one of the physicians, but could not get me correct treatment... Can any doctor give me suggestion which can be more helpful to correct myself

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Along with psychiatric treatment please follow it up with counselling and psychotherapy to identify the underlying cause for disinterest in daily activities. It will help you to modify some of your behaviour as you are unable to achieve your goals. Removing things which distract you can be a good starter. CBT would also help you.
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I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am 25 year old. Male. Daily I thought in mind of hot pics of girls so what I do?
In your age group it is normal. See to it that you keep these thoughts under control. Muster up courage and build strong will power.
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How to boost up memory power? I was not like this before. Right now I used to forget everything within 10 minute's. I am fedup of myself. please help me. Give me some home remedies. I am in depression bcz of this.

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. At your age, memory problems like amnesia, dementia etc are not possible. Don't worry. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. You can get tips to improve your memory online. Take care.
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I am suffering from depression I haven't achieved anything in my life till date and alot of responsibilities are on my shoulder I need help.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from depression I haven't achieved anything in my life till date and alot of responsibilities are on m...
Be positive think positive and live positive .many times it happens under pressure so take easily n change the mood BC 'oz till u achieve that you r responsible person .best of luck
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Cholesterol count 206. Not able to sleep properly, Awakes in between and Depression.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Cholesterol count 206. Not able to sleep properly, Awakes in between and Depression.
Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,take plenty of water in day time. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . avoid stress before sleep. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night and good sleep at night.
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hello how are you I am smoking and want leave that bad habits please help mee and I am always stya sick be use I qm drinking and smoking.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Take firm determination early morning daily that I will abstain from smoking. Take homoeo medicine caladium 30. Whenever you feel craving for smoking. It will subdue your craving and you may be able to quit smoking.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

Psychologist, Lucknow
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
lybrate-user, life is full of up and down. Even we have to live the life every moment. Those who are not with us they won't come back, but this is not fair that you should stop living life. Keep yourself busy in daily routine work ,with your children, with your family members and some hobbies. By the time everything will be alright.
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Quitting smoking?-A long term effort.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad

Follow the tips-
*even if you have decided to quit and stopped smoking, unexpected temptations lure you back. That is the moment you have to be firm, resolute and resist temptation.
*once you are convinced about the health hazards, it is your personal determination which can drive you to achieve the aim.
* once you decide, stop smoking and be mentally prepared to withstand temptations. Throw away your balance cigarettes, ash tray and related items. Try to keep off from your smoking friends for a few days and request not light a cigarette in front of you.
* drink lots of water and fluids to flush out toxins like nicotine from your system.
* whenever you feel urge and tense about it, take deep breathing, inhale maximum air and exhale thereafter. Do it several times to feel free.
* the urge will last for short period and gradually recedes. Divert your attention to some other tasks.
*you may feel urge when you have tea, coffee or alcohol. You may chew gum, suck cinnamon piece as a temporary alternate. Ensure not to acquire a new addiction.
*every time you feel the urge, recollect and write down the possible serious risks to your heath
* seek support of your friends and relatives.
* constantly remind yourself of the possible disease conditions and you win the battle finally!
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I am suffering from Generalised Anxiety disorder since a long time. How can it be cured?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
You can meet a counsellor and talk about your anxiety disorder. Worrying a lot is due to unpreparedness for the events that you foresee in the future. No one can be fully prepared for everything, but still whatever you know that will happen for sure, you can start preparing yourself mentally and skill wise to help you meet that challenge. Somethings are beyond our control, and that is the truth. Prepare yourself for these kinds of eventualities. Counselling will help you to modify your dysfunctional thinking styles and opt for more helpful thoughts that will help you feel more confident and in control of yourself and your surroundings. Also get it diagnosed from a psychiatrist if you haven't done it already. You might need some medication too.
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I am 26 years old I have mentally stressed due to my job how do I recover my health?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 26 years old I have mentally stressed due to my job
how do I recover my health?
Dear , mental stress during work is quite common a problem with almost all youngsters and middle aged people. This happens because, at the initial stages of their job, they don't feel satisfied with their job and their salary. The second problem is their passion towards their job. They do not have enough knowledge and if they try to excel in their job, they will be disappointed. First few years should be dedicated to gain more knowledge and to be passionate. There should be a change in attitude and perception. I think one or two telephone counseling sessions with me should provide you with insight to your problem and tips to overcome it. Please let me know if you are willing for online counseling session. Take care.
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I have lost my complete Interest in Almost everything, I Cannot watch a Movie till the end and Cannot play a Sport till the end. Fear is killing me. Negativity is killing me. 1000 Thoughts in my mind at once. I need Serious help.

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have lost my complete Interest in Almost everything, I Cannot watch a Movie till the end and Cannot play a Sport ti...
Hello lybrate-user, To overcome your present thoughts and to have a more balanced and controlled mind you need treatment. On the basis of your present symptoms mentioned by you I would suggest you to take Bach flower remedy which are safe and non habit forming. You can take Cherry plum - 20 drops in half cup of water three times a day for a week and revert back for further guidance.
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I am loosing my presence. Last one month my temper is high when I take tens so what can do is this condition.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Losing temper shows inability to control emotional turmoil and manage negative feelings like anger. You cannot avoid stress or tensions in life but you can learn how to manage situation which make you angry But that is a gradual process of learning, where you learn anger management through behavior techniques Till then try methods of relaxation like meditation, yoga etc that can help you relax when you are angry
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How to forget someone who was a best friend n who hurted me badly and was introduced friendship only for her own internet?

PhD in Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
How to forget someone who was a best friend n who hurted me badly and was introduced friendship only for her own inte...
Lybrate-user very difficult to forget but you have to. Be bold do praynam n meditation do yoga regularly don't remember past keep yourself busy all time don't be in touch with in a ny for talk to your friend if still difficult meet psychetrist for medication.
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