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Dr. Somashekhar Bijjal

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Somashekhar Bijjal Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Somashekhar Bijjal is one of the best Psychiatrists in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Cresta Speciality Clinic in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Somashekhar Bijjal on

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I am 23 I smoke heavily now I can not even run 100m I want to quit smoking and also want to better way to get my lungs smoke free naturally and speedily please help.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Quit smoking. Develop determination to quit. Can join a quit smoking programme. Do deep breathing exercise.
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I have acute stammering problem and facial tics too. I need a solution to this Kindly help.

Masters in Audiology And Speech Language Pthology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Hi if you feel you have stammering, you need to visit a speech language pathologist or a speech therapist who will do the testing and identify your severity of your stammering and guide you with an appropriate treatment plan.
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Dear sir, My brother is about 28 year old and resides in Agra. His pronunciation in not clear. (भरी भरी आवाज़ हे |) he sounds high and unclear words. Sometimes he mixes the words,(means speaks with high speed / frequency). In childhood he suffered with thyroid. We have given him full treatment for that. What should we do to make his voice clear, sharp and like a normal person? Is there are any clinics or doctors in AGRA who help him in practice speaking? Please advice.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear lybrate user, your brother is under wt by 10 kg. Approx. He should follow the under noted tips. Go for meditation to calm down stress and to nourish, vocal card. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Take, apples, carrots, cheese, mango, papaya, banana, almonds, walnuts, spinach, potatoes, sweet potatoes. His diet b easily digestible and on time. To tone up his voice he should joine music classes, this will yield a lot. Does he suffer, polyps on vocal cord? any sort of ulceration in mouth? these r the associated symptoms be taken into account to select a proper medication. Till then give him homoeo medicine. @ baryta carb 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Your report may modify the medication take, care.
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How to make him leave him drinking means he is 48 years and drinking daily. What's your advice? what should I do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Try giving tab berin, 100mg daily along with becosules, daily, and buprenorphine with naloxone. For further discussion consult me privately.
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Is there any medicine to quit smoking?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, (MRCPSYCH-UK)
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-addiction medications and de addiction treatment. Burpopion, verinicline are some anti smoking medications which you can get from a qualified psychiatrist.
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I am 30 years old men I have lost 6 kg weight in the two months, I feel like all fat I have been lost. I consult the dr, they said due to sever anxiety. I have gastric and diabetes, I have done all diseases like thyroid, hiv,all came normal, how can recover for this problem. please help me, daily I am thinking about this weight loss.

Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 30 years old men I have lost 6 kg weight in the two months, I feel like all fat I have been lost. I consult the ...
Dear lybrate-user, If your weight loss is due to severe anxiety, you should go for anxiety treatment rather than worrying about weight loss alone. Be happy - you don't have any serious illness causing weight loss. You can also consult a dietitian about weight gaining diet.
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Hello doctor I am 20 year old man sir my memory is low and all body weakness and paining my body please help me.

Homeopath, Delhi
Hello doctor  I am 20 year old man sir my memory is low and all body weakness and paining my body please help me.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1.Kali Phos 6X ( 3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days. 2.Five Phos (3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days and revert. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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How Insomnia Influences Your Emotions

M.D Psychiatry , DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How Insomnia Influences Your Emotions

There is a distinct relationship between sleeping disorders and your emotional health, both influence each other. Insomnia is a common sleeping disorder, which is generally caused due to stress and tension. Depression and anxiety also account for insomnia. It has been proven by research that people who experience sleeplessness or cases of insomnia are at a higher risk of depression and similar psychiatric disorders.

Insomnia is an important factor which causes depression and many people affected by it commit suicide. Researchers have found dysfunctional activity in the area of the brain where emotions are processed and regulated, among people with insomnia. Their study explains the mechanism by which insomnia affects and influences emotions in people, which leads to depression and other disorders.

The ways in which insomnia affects your emotions

  1. There is a clear difference in the brain activities of people with insomnia when compared with normal people who get good sleep. There is usually a great difference between the activities of the amygdala, which are neurons in the temporal lobe of the brain. The amygdala is very important in regulation and processing of emotions.
  2. Insomnia disrupts the ability of the brain to process negative emotions.
  3. Neural change and problems with regulating emotions are also caused because of insomnia.
  4. Insomnia disables the ability of judging or sensing any kind of emotion by looking at the face of a person. It is difficult to judge emotions such as anger and sadness in people suffering from insomnia. This impairment occurs more in women.
  5. Insomnia and similar sleeping disorders affect our inhibition and disrupt our impulse control mechanism. An insomniac person is likely to develop increased impulsiveness to negative stimulus.
  6. People suffering from insomnia develop a perception towards negative stuff and perceive most things in a negative way, rather than looking at the bright side which a normal person tends to do. People affected by insomnia are characterized by a negative mood and are pessimists in nature.
  7. A sleep deprived or insomniac patient shows greater activity around the limbic area of the brain. This is the area where major emotional regulation and processing are undertaken.
  8. A person suffering from insomnia develops a cranky personality. The patient is in an irritable mood and is triggered by the slightest and pettiest of circumstances. An insomniac patient is also characterized by swinging moods, high temper and general fatigue, which result due to lack of sleep.

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder which directly affects a person's emotions and the processing and regulation of emotions. There is a direct and important link between insomnia and emotional disorders. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Why does a test taker need to be reevaluated if a disability (such as a learning disability, ADHD or autism spectrum disorder) is lifelong?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Why does a test taker need to be reevaluated if a disability (such as a learning disability, ADHD or autism spectrum ...
Although these conditions are lifelong, with intervention some problem areas can be maintained/ improved over time. Reevaluation helps your therapist / mental health professional assess and judge the effectiveness and direction of therapy and take course accordingly. In case some medication has been prescribed, reevaluation helps monitor the dosage.
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I am 67 years old and was working after retirement also till a few months ago. Immediately after retirement I started feeling some sort of anxiety and depression for which I consulted a psychologist who suggested to do blood test and after that prescribed thyronorm50 tablet for sometime and some sleeping tablets since I was having sleep disturbance also at that time. Since there was no relief after 3 months ,I contacted him again and he referred me to a psychiatrist who prescribed Nitravet 10 and Symbal20 which I started taking and the things improved and as per the Doctors advice I withdrew it slowly. For next 6 months I was O.K but again started having the same symptoms. So I consulted the Doctor who advised me to start taking the medicine again which I did. This process is going on for the last 7 years and kindly advise me a permanent solution for withdrawing the medicines and live a normal life. I was having sleep disorders and I am continuing it for the last 7 years eventhough in between we stopped the other medicine except Thyronorm which is now increased to 75 mg after seeing the 6 monthly blood tests. Kindly advice.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 67 years old and was working after retirement also till a few months ago. Immediately after retirement I started...
The psychologist who prescribed medications is a quack, he has no business prescribing thyronorm and sleeping bills, report him to the authorities. You might be having chronic depression, follow your psychiatrist advise, and if needed meet a clinical psychologist with rci (rehabilitation council of india) registration for counselling.
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I've a doubt that my father is suffering from schizophrenia. He's more self-centered then before. Got hyper, panic, and aggressive in any little argument.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Hi lybrate-user, I am providing you a diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia. You could look through it and see in case your father falls in these criteria since the symptoms you have mentioned is not too clear. Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period (or less if successfully treated): Delusions - false beliefs strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness: for example, Paranoid delusions, or delusions of persecution, for example believing that people are" out to get" you, or the thought that people are doing things when there is no external evidence that such things are taking place. Delusions of reference - when things in the environment seem to be directly related to you even though they are not. For example it may seem as if people are talking about you or special personal messages are being communicated to you through the TV, radio, or other media. Somatic Delusions are false beliefs about your body - for example that a terrible physical illness exists or that something foreign is inside or passing through your body. Delusions of grandeur - for example when you believe that you are very special or have special powers or abilities. An example of a grandiouse delusion is thinking you are a famous rock star. Hallucinations - Hallucinations can take a number of different forms - they can be: Visual (seeing things that are not there or that other people cannot see), Auditory (hearing voices that other people can't hear, Tactile (feeling things that other people don't feel or something touching your skin that isn't there.) Olfactory (smelling things that other people cannot smell, or not smelling the same thing that other people do smell) Gustatory experiences (tasting things that isn't there) Disorganized speech (e. G. Frequent derailment or incoherence) - these are also called" word salads" Grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior (An abnormal condition variously characterized by stupor/innactivity, mania, and either rigidity or extreme flexibility of the limbs). Negative symptoms, these are the lack of important abilities. Some of these include: Lack of emotion - the inability to enjoy acitivities as much as before Low energy - the person sits around and sleeps much more than normal Lack of interest in life, low motivation Affective flattening - a blank, blunted facial experession or less lively facial movements or physical movements. Alogia (difficulty or inability to speak) Inappropriate social skills or lack of interest or ability to socialize with other people Inability to make friends or keep friends, or not caring to have friends Social isolation - person spends most of the day alone or only with close family Note: Only one Criterion A symptom is required if delusions are bizarre or hallucinations consist of a voice keeping up a running commentary on the person’s behavior or thoughts, or two or more voices conversing with each other. Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia Cognitive symptoms refer to the difficulties with concentration and memory. These can include: Disorganized thinking Slow thinking Difficulty understanding Poor concentration Poor memory Difficulty expressing thoughts Difficulty integrating thoughts, feelings and behavior Social/occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time s+ince the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self-care are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset (or when the onset is in childhood or adolescence, failure to achieve expected level of interpersonal, academic, or occupational achievement). Duration: Continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least 6 months. This 6-month period must include at least 1 month of symptoms (or less if successfully treated) that meet Criterion A (i. E. Active-phase symptoms) and may include periods of prodromal or residual symptoms. During these prodromal or residual periods, the signs of the disturbance may be manifested by only negative symptoms or two or more symptoms listed in Criterion A present in an attenuated form (e. G. Odd beliefs, unusual perceptual experiences). Schizoaffective and mood disorder exclusion: Schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder with psychotic features have been ruled out because either (1) no major depressive, manic, or mixed episodes have occurred concurrently with the active-phase symptoms; or (2) if mood episodes have occurred during active-phase symptoms, their total duration has been brief relative to the duration of the active and residual periods. Substance/general medical condition exclusion: The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e. G drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. Relationship to a pervasive developmental disorder: If there is a history of autistic disorder or another pervasive developmental disorder, the additional diagnosis of schizophrenia is made only if prominent delusions or hallucinations are also present for at least a month (or less if successfully treated). Let us know if you have any further query.
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I am a frequent chain smoker so I am not able to stop it too I ahve tried it but still not possible so after taking these medicines will it be helpful.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must keep trying again and again. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. 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 gums and 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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Hi my friend age is 22 year and he is suffering from bad thinking bad thoughts and he told me when he meet more people then his gas are started from his hole and when he is alone then he feel better and it also become his habit please doctor advice him any drug or medicine.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Hi my friend age is 22 year and he is suffering from bad thinking bad thoughts and he told me when he meet more peopl...
Hello user I can tell you to deal with your bad thoughts but for another problem you have to consult any doctor r psychologist fro this. Controlling thoughts will just end up giving more importance to them. They will come back ten times stronger. Because at the level of the mind, what you resists, persists. Do not try to control thoughts without a tool. Breath is a very powerful tool. Doing Pranayam, Meditation, breathing in a specific rhythm will help in having a say over your mind and thoughts. Mostly unwanted thoughts come to you when your work load is less and idle time is more. The more we sit without any activity, the more thoughts come to us. Drink plenty of water, do yoga, gym, running, meditation, sports, listen to music, get creative, spend time with nature, develop a hobby and you will find bad thoughts will eventually subside. Watch your food habits and bowel moment, Include fresh fruits and vegetables. Spend time out in the sun. Check your Vitamin D and B12 levels. More importantly relax. Get old sleep. Stop excess use of gadgets or watching TV. Spend time out in the nature. Work/Study and do whatever that keeps you busy.
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Hi! I feel very tired all day. I feel sleepy. While I am taking regular diet and all. Is there any possibility that I am depressed? Should I consult to a psychiatrist?

M.D Psychiatry , Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Navi Mumbai
Hi! I feel very tired all day. I feel sleepy. While I am taking regular diet and all. Is there any possibility that I...
Yes, feeling tired, excess sleepiness are one of signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist he will take detail history about other sings of depression and help you out.
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Am always be headache in my sir. And pain my body. And always weakness in my body. And pain.

General Physician, Cuttack
Am always be headache in my sir. And pain my body. And always weakness in my body. And pain.
If you have recurrent attack of headache 1.It could be a tension headache due to anxiety/stress, inadequate sleep , Low BP/High BP,migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error,chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2.Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, ,have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily in the night 3.Go for regular exercise 4.Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5.Check for refractive error, sinusitis Hemoglobin, BP 6. Avoid prolonged use of cell phone/computer 7.Consult Neurologist to rule out other causes of headache , if required take a CT scan of head to exclude any brain lesion 8. consult me for further advice
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I am 20 yrs old and I have a problem of not remembering any thing. Pleas give me the details of proper diet to be taken to avoid my problem. Have to improve my thinking power. Please suggest me.

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 , the best method to improve your concentration, memory power and recollection etc is to use your brain creatively again and again. Doing number puzzles, creative hobies like painting, games like chess etc can sharpen your brain and improve concentration. Exercise plays an important part in sharpening the brain and in many aspects of memory. Nutritious food including green vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals and pulses are beneficial. Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, coffee, red meat etc are not that good for sharpening brain and memory power. Being happy and cheerful also contributes positively. Take care.
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love yourself first to feel confident

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
We all go through ups (confident) and downs (no confidence), to regain what you feel you dont have or you have lost. Better ---------
Know your strengths and weaknesses.
Accept compliments and compliment yourself.
Use criticism as a learning experience.
Try to stay generally cheerful and have a positive outlook on life.
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Sir the tablets can work inside the body directly to the parts of the body and the sprays will act outside the body. Then how can be that pain killer sprays will quick act on that part instead of a pain tablet?

General Physician, Delhi
Sir the tablets can work inside the body directly to the parts of the body and the sprays will act outside the body. ...
Local sprays penetrate the skin locally in substantial amounts and thus reach the desired target tissue. Topical application has also been shown to result in higher concentrations in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle than oral preparations ...that's why sprays acts faster.
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Health Administration
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Peoples are suffering from heavy diseases like- depression, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. Due to heavy tensions,work-pressures and mental disabilities those diseases have come in our life. To achieve these kind of terrible diseases just apply some Ayurvedic Siddha remidies and get the better result from Ayurvedic.
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I am 34 years old male. On March 28th 2016 my wife gone to another guy. So this time am not concentrate any thing. We have two kids 9 years and 6 yrs.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
If she is gone for good, you have to plan ahead and think with your kids priorities utmost in mind. I can understand your grief, but many times things in life happen to our surprise and dejection. Learn to live with the situation, introspect the reasons why she left. Another life partner might be difficult for your kids to adjust. Think well and plan wisely. All the best
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