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Dr. Soumya Hegde

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Soumya Hegde is a trusted Psychiatrist in Kasturi Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Soumya Hegde personally at Nightingles Centre for Ageing & Alzheimers in Kasturi Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soumya Hegde and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hii My name is ram. My problem is I like wear a girls costume like, dresses, bindi, saree, bra etc. How I control myself?

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Hii My name is ram. My problem is I like wear a girls costume like, dresses, bindi, saree, bra etc. How I control mys...
You are suffering from crossdressing. Practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Consult for therapy.

Hi, I'm 23 year old male. I feel stressed always and some fear in mind. It kills me and unable to get involved in anything.

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Hi, I'm 23 year old male. I feel stressed always and some fear in mind. It kills me and unable to get involved in any...
Hi lybrate-user, the fear and the resultant stress has occupied your mind so much that you are unable to concentrate on anything. You need help of a psychologist to discuss your stress and find ways to manage and come out of it completely. Engage in regular physical activity that matches your abilities. This can include walking your dog through the park or a more vigorous exercise regimen such as high-intensity interval training. Research shows that regular exercise provides mood-enhancing endorphins that not only help build self-esteem but take your mind off what's making you anxious. In order to be sure that you stick to a routine of regular physical activity, it's best to sample a variety of activities and rotate between a few that you enjoy the most. For example, you might like participating in group sports most. However, you might also enjoy swimming for when you do not have a group of people with whom you can play. Always speak to your doctor before starting a new fitness regimen. Train yourself to be calm with meditation or yoga. Daily engagement in calming activities can help you rid yourself of anxiety or keep these feelings under control. Meditation involves mindfully clearing your mind of fears or worries and focusing on cleansing, relaxing breaths. Yoga incorporates stretching and body positions called asanas with meditation and breathing techniques for a full-body calm. Look up meditation for beginners or online or sign up for a yoga class at a fitness studio near you. Practice deep breathing. Imagine your stomach as a balloon. Inhale fully and deeply through your nose, feeling your stomach expanding. Then, exhale, gradually allowing your stomach to collapse. You can perform deep breathing exercises during a panic attack or frequently throughout the day to reduce stress and fend off anxious feelings. 20 to 30 minutes of deep breathing daily is ideal. Reciting a script in your head like" I am safe. Or" I am perfectly calm. May help. Eat more fruits and less junk foods, green leafy vegetables and no coffee.

Sir some time I don't get my memory. Some memory not get in my mind. I want to know how to improve my memory power. Please help me.

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Dear lybrate user, you can take following homoeopathic medicine 1- anacardium 200, 5 drop's daily in the morning 2- kali phos 200, 5 drop's daily at bed time 3- avena sativa q, 10 drop's thrice daily if you want you can consult me

My friend is a regular chain smoker he smoke more than 20 cigarette per day. I want him to leave smoking. What should be done. Any advice.

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It is indeed a very noble thought that you want to help your friend. However, it is now very clear that in any addiction, the addict must want to stop the habit himself for any success. All you can do is keep advising him, but also highlight the dangers of tobacco smoke with correct information. And believe me that it is indeed very scary. One thing that hits a lot of youngsters, boys in particular, is that you will lose your erectile capacity and over a period of time even your sexual potency can diminish. And of course everyone has heard about cancer, which is very frightful. You could take him to any police station or cancer hospital to view the condition of cancer-caused disfigurement and it is horrific. These things do help in dissuading people from smoking. In other words, create awareness such that it works as a deterrent to further smoking. You would have done him a great favor.

Hi some time I feel I can't do anything about my life I feel that is so hard . i think i had depression.

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Hi some time I feel I can't do anything about my life I feel that is so hard . i think i had depression.
You are not depressed but have despair, disappointment, frustration and hopelessness. It may convert in depression if prolonged. You need psychological counseling and training to learn either to avoid or to control or to tolerate or to cope with your despair, disappointment, frustration and hopelessness. You have to learn stress, anger & despair management as well as to manage the situation smartly without hurting anyone otherwise your social and personal relationships would be damaged and also keep you hopeful and motivated by controlling over your despair.

I am 30 years old . My self sumit from Ludhiana . So many times my head ache in forehead and in side area of head . And so many times my headache cause of a lot of thought. But I am trying do thing less . But I am not success in this activities. I am taking clonazepam 2 to 3 tablets in week . But I don't have got any relief from this dies. Some times my blood pressure is 90/138.

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I am 30 years old . My self sumit from Ludhiana . So many times my head ache in forehead and in side area of head . A...
In order to prevent tension headaches, you need to reduce your anxiety. The first thing you need to do is make sure that you understand your headaches are a result of anxiety. For those with severe anxiety, or that suffer from panic attacks, it's not uncommon to get a rush of anxiety when you suffer from a headache, or any kind of weird sensation in your head. For example, a quick, sharp, shooting pain in the head that happens in a moment and leaves quickly can easily be caused by anxiety, but has a tendency to trigger anxiety attacks in those with panic disorder. You need to take time to convince yourself of this thought, because one of the main issues with tension headaches is that the fear it's something worse leads to further stress and further tension. In addition, you need to follow it up with anxiety reduction strategies: •Make sure that you're exercising, eating healthy, and drinking plenty of water. Poor eating habits and inactivity genuinely lead to more anxiety, and this may easily be contributing to your anxiety and headaches. •Learn anxiety reduction strategies for before your anxiety is out of control. Tension headaches can be stopped if they're stopped when the headaches are mild. As soon as you start feeling stressed, start deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation to gain more control over the amount of stress you experience. •Always try to get enough sleep. Sleep is one of life's main coping strategies, and a lack of sleep contributes to further stress, and further eye strain (both of which lead to more tension headaches. Finally, you'll need to figure out how your anxiety is affecting you and what steps can be taken to cure it completely. If you have any further query feel free to contact. Regards, Sukanya Biswas.

I smoke 3-4 cigarettes a day. And I wish to stop. What steps should I take to free from myself this habit? And I tried to quit smoking several times but I couldn't.

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Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40.

Hi. Im 26 year old & I have a smoking habit & I'm smoking since from 10 year's & got frustrated by it & want to quit it but can't at least I want to control it & I know I can but I want to know some healthy tip to clear my body parts which may got effect by smoking. Thanks.

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Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.

I have been feeling headache from last 4 days and also stomachache, cannot study for this reason.

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I have been feeling headache from last 4 days and also stomachache, cannot study for this reason.
Hi there ~ you are probably suffering from viral infection in which case headache and stomachache can last for 2 days to a week. If you are taking good rest, eating regular healthy diet and hydrating yourself with enough water you should probably get better soon. I hope you visit with a psychiatrist as soon as possible even if you are not doing well with the above suggestions. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day.

I want to quit smoking because I smoking too much so please recommending me any treatment.

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You have certainly made a good decision and you can go about it in the following manner. 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. If these suggestions are still difficult because you are a chain smoker, I suggest you admit yourself for detoxification in a hospital for two weeks or in a center for 6 months and through their program it will become a lot easier.

What are the signs of depression?

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Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness, loss or sudden increase of appetite, sleeping a lot or lack of sleep, not having interest in daily activities, losing or gaining weight excessively, thought of wanting to kill self, feeling sad all through the day, not wanting to meet people at all, disinterest in taking self care like bathing, cleaning, feeling of loss of purpose for living, emptiness, crying a lot. All or some of these symptoms need to exist for 6 months or so before the person can be diagnosed with clinical depression. However, before it reaches that stage, counselling can act as an intervention and the person can overcome depression sooner than later.

Is there a permanent cure for depression and other mental issues, what medicine is without side effects.

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Is there a permanent cure for depression and other mental issues, what medicine is without side effects.
Unfortunately ant-depressants have lots of side-effects. You should go to the roots of depression. If possible, visit a counseling psychologist near your place. You must change philosophy of your life to change the thought pattern loosely called depression introspect, what are your expectations. Expectation bring frustrations. Chasing happiness gives unhappiness!

I am unmarried male suffering from psychological impotence which has arisen from depression. Now the depression is cured but the problem continues.

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I am unmarried male suffering from psychological impotence which has arisen from depression. Now the depression is cu...
Depression is cured. But now you are suffering with depressive thoughts. It is a psychological feeling of impotency. If you can recover yourself. Otherwise better to consult psychologist. Psychological counselling is helpful to change the thought process. You need behavioural modification therapy and life style management. Better to maintain friendly relation with your wife. Do not think too much about sex. Give priority for foreplay. Slowly you will achieve it. It is better to play main role of your wife. Encourage her she will cooperate to you. Do not use any medicine. Once you take it may be addicted to you. Without medicine you cannt do anything. Better to attend to psychological counselling sessions in delhi. Do not think too much about this problem. Do not maintain aloneness. It is a psychological feeling. You will come out of the problem. Be share your personal feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. Be sociable all the time and be happy. Ok all the best.

I am 45 years old male and I keep thinking about my future and imminent death and old age issues. Some times I don't feel that I have not done enough to feel secure. Not many friends and I have almost no social life. Some times I miss my night sleep due to anxiety and it shoots up when I have to travel and stay in a hotel with windows sealed. Because of this I avoided going to US this July.

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I am 45 years old male and I keep thinking about my future and imminent death and old age issues. Some times I don't ...
You are incapacitating yourself. Everybody must be responsible, respectful and functional at all times to remain healthy as a personality. And the beauty is that it is never too late for anything. Go out and socialize. Being a recluse will on give you time to entertain negative thoughts and develop anxiety. This is no way to live life. We are social animals, gregarious by nature and we need each other. In that​ context, we need to develop until we become interdependent.

I am a regular smoker; now I am unable to run and facing breathing problems. How can I control smoking.

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One of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized stretagies 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 stretagy. 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 tailormaid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support through out your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. You could either contact someone in your city or contact me to work either telephonically or via internet based system. Hope this helps wishing you very best.

I have a problem with me when I goes high and high and then look at downside I become fear too much. Sir please give me recommended solution for it.

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I have a problem with me when I goes high and high and then look at downside I become fear too much. Sir please give ...
Homoeopathic medicine----------------- argentum-nitricum 1m (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drops direct on tongue today night and keep this medicine aside for 1 month-------------from tomorrow start taking pl-30 tabs (you can ask homoeo pharmacist to prepare them in 30 number globules for 1 month) 4 tabs 3 times daily------------ report after 1 month.

My friend is 20 years old .When he is depressed or in stress he starts crying, he starts breathing with a loud sound and he becomes unconscious whenever he cries. We were talking this morning through phone and he was depressed he started crying at 3 and he took huge breath and became unconscious, its 6: 30 right now still he is not picking up his phone .This is the sixth time. What is actually happening to him? Will he be alright.

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My friend is 20 years old .When he is depressed or in stress he starts crying, he starts breathing with a loud sound ...
Dear lybrate-user, It is nice of you to help your friend. Please take him to a psychiatrist and get diagnosed. If it is major depressive disorder, he may be treated with antidepressants. If he is suicidal, he may be treated with electroconvulsive therapy also. It is possible that it may be an epileptic (fits) attack.In that case he will be investigated with blood tests and electroencephalogram. He will be started on long term antiepileptic tablets. In any case, he will be alright and normal with treatment. As a friend, it is your duty to take him to a psychiatrist even if he refuses. Otherwise try through family members.

I am a fully grown up 19 year old guy. I always feel insecure in public generally when I am alone. It's like that I am afraid to everyone around. I feel delicate. I think anyone can hurt me. I feel like a coward. Whenever I take a step away from home my mind get filled by anxiety. I shall try to explain it through an example. Whenever I am traveling alone in a train I am afraid. There are thoughts running in mind like "what if somebody take my seat from me or he has already taken and won't be ready to give it to me. What if somebody will do anything which bothers me and I surely would not be able to stop him" Not only I think these but some of them has already happened to me. Once I switched off a light in train but a man from next seat said in a rude way "you can't switch off it until the train starts running" Why do I agree with him? I am emotionally very very weak.

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I am a fully grown up 19 year old guy. I always feel insecure in public generally when I am alone. It's like that I a...
Dear Lybrate User, I can imagine how difficult it must be for you to venture out of your house. I sense that, your upbringing and the situations at home when you were growing up are the cause of this insecurity. This needs further exploration. Please talk to your school/college Counsellor about it. If you do not have a Counsellor in the school, then talk to your parents and take an appointment with Counsellor in Lucknow or take an appointment with online Counsellors for audio sessions. The Counsellor will help you to understand what is happening to you and will also help you to cope up iin various situations. All the best.

I am 16 year old guy, I'm always tensed about studies and end up doing nothing, and I get into depression and that leads to health problems. Please help me!

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I am 16 year old guy, I'm always tensed about studies and end up doing nothing, and I get into depression and that le...
Dear lybrate user. The more you worry about your education, studies, future etc, stress and stress related ailments are normal. Please understand and learn to manage stress. Stress management therapy should help you. Take care.

Please help me - I am suffering from depression and mental confusion since 2 years, like I know that what is right, but my mind speak to me that this is wrong and I feel mental confusion and this situation increased day by day, Which affect my study and my life, and all the time I feel heavy head and low energy level and I feel anxiety and fear all time, so please sir/mam help me please.

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Please  help me - I am suffering from depression and mental confusion since 2 years, like I know that what is right, ...
If you are unsure, you will always be in trouble about making decisions. If you are in conflict, it means that you have two or more positions and that can drain you off of your energy. In such situations, it is recommended that you share your situation with a good friend and see how s/he reacts to the same and take a course that is most reasonable. Many times in life we need to choose between two options only but if we are insecure, we throw in too many other possibilities and cause the confusion. You may want to meet with a counselor deal with your fear, which is the underlying emotion that is the culprit for all this distress. If the fear is of recent origin, it may be easier to deal with. Whereas, if it is from childhood there may be more work involved. Any which way you need help from another person and so it is important to meet the counselor and learn the technique of decision making and also to deal with your fear.
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