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Dr. Somashekhar Bijjal

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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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 Lybrate.com.

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MBBS, DTCD, MD, FISDA, Fellow Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleepmedicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Wellness series in Hindu metroplus
Heart over Head
Expressing emotions.... Emotional wellness
Emotions can be understood from a solid tree. Roots tell about the foundation and values, stem its integrity, branches its behaviour and flowers are its emotions. If a tree attracts bees, birds and human beings it is magnetic and that is its emotional wellness. Emotional wellness makes you magnetic.Like tree, emotions cannot be permanent. That is why they are called “emotions”-- the word comes from motion, movement. They move; hence they are emotions. Emotions are dynamic like waves on water, they change continuously. This moment you are sad, that moment you are happy; this moment you are angry, that moment you are compassionate. This moment you love, another moment full of hatred; the morning was beautiful, the evening is ugly. And this goes on.This cannot be your nature, because behind all these changes something is needed like a thread that holds all of them together. You continue as an entity – so what is the thread, the polestar? What is permanent in you? There are two types of emotions – expressive and repressive. Expressive emotions might hurt others but repressive emotions will hurt you. The root of all illness and disease is repressive emotions, if you are repressed; it slowly hurts you in a holistic way and eventually affects your expressive emotions. The key to success is to create a balance between these two emotions like riding a bicycle.Emotions have to be relieved, relaxed. When you feel like crying you have to cry; when you feel like laughing you have to laugh. You have to drop this nonsense of repression; you have to learn expression, because only through your sentiments, your emotions, your sensitivity, do you come to that vibration through which communication is possible. If one has to choose between the head and the heart, one should choose the heart, because all the beautiful values of life belong to the heart. The head is a good mechanic, technician, but you cannot live your life joyously just by being a mechanic, a technician, a scientist. The head has no capacity for joy, for blissfulness, for silence, for innocence, for beauty, for love, for all that makes the life rich -- it is the heart that has this capacity.You have been taught never to be angry and you think that a person who is never angry is bound to be very loving. You are wrong. A person who is never angry will not be able to love either. They go together; they come in the same package. A person who really loves will sometimes be really angry. But that anger is beautiful – it is out of love! The energy is hot, and you will not feel hurt by the person’s anger. In fact, you will feel grateful that the person was angry. Have you watched it? If you love someone and you do something and the person is really angry, frankly angry, you feel grateful because he loved you so much that he can afford the anger.If you love yourself and that is a must in life, you will never be repressive, you will be expressive of whatsoever life gives: its joys, its sadness, its peaks, its lows, its days, and its nights. Remember, all negative emotions need energy; they drain you. And all positive emotions and positive attitudes are dynamos of energy; they create more energy, they never drain you.If you are happy, suddenly the whole world flows toward you with energy, the whole world laughs with you. The whole existence goes on giving you more. You are not a burden, you are a flower, you are not a rock and you are a bird. The whole existence feels happy about you.Being emotionally well is more than just handling stress. It also involves being attentive to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, whether positive or negative.Emotional wellness implies the ability to be aware of and accept our feelings, rather than deny them, have an optimistic approach towards life, and enjoy life despite its occasional disappointments and frustrations.The path to emotional wellness may involve awareness of thoughts and feelings, having a positive attitude, seeking support and expressing emotions in a suitable manner. Setting priorities, accepting mistakes and learning from them are other factors.Practice a few steps like protect your self esteem, take control after a failure, distract yourself from brooding thoughts and find meaning after a loss. Practice physical wellness by doing breathing exercises and manage your daily stress.
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I'm a chain smoker, and want to quit. But when I didn't smoke a day, I suffered from headache and that is not acceptable for me. Can you please help me out of this?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I'm a chain smoker, and want to quit. But when I didn't smoke a day, I suffered from headache and that is not accepta...
Smoking has many adverse effect on different system in your body. Congratulations that you are thinking about quitting it. Now you need to figure out the best strategy that works for you. Following information may help you. Along with biotin patch or nicotin gum. This is what I would advice. One of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized strategies to quit successfully. Data such as - since how long are you smoking and how many cigarettes a day you consume are important information. Also have you tried quitting it earlier? how successful were you? and what are your personal reasons to stop smoking? all these are also important part of your success strategy. Broadly speaking your reasons for not smoking work as your motivator. The stronger the reasons behind not smoking the higher the motivation and thus higher the chances for you to be successful. Also your body will have a withdrawal symptoms and it is very important to come up with strategies and solid plan to counter these withdrawal symptoms. These strategies should be tailor-maid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support throughout your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. Along with this eating healthy and having a good routine for eat and sleep is also very important. Exercise plays a huge roll when it comes to staying positively motivated and managing cravings. I hope this helps, wishing you very best.
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Hi could yoy please tell me about Parkinson disease and its effects as I am suffering from it thanks.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Parkinson's disease causes tremors, rigidity, slowness and loss of balance. It worsens over time. With medicines, good improvement can be expected.
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Dear Sir / Madam Please note my Mummy who is 68 years old, she is suffering from Cervical Compression Myelopathy and doctor are suggesting surgery since last two months her right hand is not working pls inform which is the best doctor for surgery in Hyderabad and what are the success rate.

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Please note my Mummy who is 68 years old, she is suffering from Cervical Compression Myelopathy and ...
Goodevening surgery might be the option for cervical compression. Do not fear. The surgery should releive her pain. Rgarding the sucess rate kindly check oit with your doctor.
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I am 26 year old I have a Stammering problem from long year. I am getting fail because of that problem. I want to get solution for my problem.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:-properly stammering assessment by qualified speech therapist small and long sentence exercise continue reading and speaking slow speed exercise aa, oo, uu sound in prolongation exercise Breathing exercise by different types exercise regularly Recommend speech therapy by qualified speech therapist 100% solve Stammering problem solve definitely.
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My friend studying third year. When she was alone in her home, her neighborhood boy two years younger than her was seduce her and doing intercourse more than one year. She lost her virginity with him. How can handle this problem?Now she is in depression.

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
My friend studying third year. When she was alone in her home, her neighborhood boy two years younger than her was se...
Dear lybrate-user, Sexual relationships should be mutual between two consenting adults. If she was seduced by this man and they were involved for more than a year then it was probably consensual. But I would not like to assume that. I would like to understand more from you and your friend. Is she feeling guilty about losing her virginity to a man before marriage or it is that they have broken up and are no longer in a relationship that is bothering her? Either way, from what you have mentioned it seems that she had been traumatised or is being unable to cope with the current situation. I would strongly recommend counselling, a good psychologist or counsellor can help her. You can advise her to expressively write all her feelings down on paper and let the emotions she is feeling be expressed. Not to bottle up her emotions. Also, I would be happy to help if she would like an online consult. Hope she feels better soon.
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I am getting nervous while appearing in front of a crowd.(not only in front of crowd, even in front of a small gathering. I am 27 years old, feel like losing my personnel and professional life. Please suggest me what should I do and whom should I consult.

M.Sc- Child development, Master's in Counselling and family therapy, Cerificate in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am getting nervous while appearing in front of a crowd.(not only in front of crowd, even in front of a small gather...
Hello dear, Believe me, the anxiety you are talking about is a universal phenomenon. Everyone while facing any gathering ,irrespective of the size, the age and the experience of the group gets butterflies in the stomach. It is something innate to human nature and in a way it prepares the human body for such challenges. The best way to overcome is to rehearse as well as you can. Give your self a good practise in front of a mirror, deliver in front of family members, look for areas of improvement To boost your morale visualise yourself excelling .Watch your role models performing. See motivational videos ,read inspiring quotes, anecdotes or books. Avoid the company of negative people and see yourself realising your dream. Believe in the fact, that we receive what we dream. You can take personal advise from a counsellor as well. You can do it. All the best.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and perfect keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and perfect keeping to my self all the time. Pleas...
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
If you are elderly smoker with blood tinged sputum, loss of weight, any new lump in axilla, neck, fossa above collar bone then you may be suffering from lung cancer. Usually lung cancer is silent killer. Symptoms are often late to come probably in 3rd or 4th stage. Treatment may not help with longevity of life in late stages but they can be palliative to increase the quality of whatever life remains.
QUIT SMOKING. .....
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I having a depression since one month, sometime I get angry on any unknown person without any reason, I having a severe headache along with this all symptoms. Plzzz help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I having a depression since one month, sometime I get angry on any unknown person without any reason, I having a seve...
You have an anger-related depression and will need immediate attention from a professional. You should first meet with a counselor and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you should do so immediately. You must then work with both professionals until you get out of the depression. Since the depression is of recent origin, the prognosis will be very good if you cooperate. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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