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Dr. Sowmya Maiya  - Psychiatrist, Bangalore

Dr. Sowmya Maiya

MBBS, MRCPsych

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

21 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Sowmya Maiya MBBS, MRCPsych Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Sowmya Maiya is a popular Psychiatrist in JP Nagar, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 21 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. She has done MBBS, MRCPsych . You can meet Dr. Sowmya Maiya personally at Rainbow Clinic& Diagnostic Laboratory in JP Nagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sowmya Maiya on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Bangalore University, - 1996
MRCPsych - Royal College of Psychiatrists London, - 2005
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Fellowship in Royal College Of Physicians
General Medical Council (GMC) UK

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No. 539, Puttenahalli Road, Jp Nagar 7th Phase,Opposite To Brigade Millenium, Above NilgirisBangalore Get Directions
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Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day . I did smoking from past 2 months . All I want to know is I am feeling a little pain in my chest , in the middle of the chest . The pain is felt in the bone ,in the middle of the chest from where ribs starts. Please suggest me any measure or is that is any symptoms of any health related problem ! And another question is . Is there any risk of developing lungs cancer ? And also tell me the exercise to neglect the effects of smoking without giving it up. thanks Sagar Srivastav.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day .
I did smoking from past 2 months .
All I want to kno...
There is no way you can nullify the harmful effects of smoking without giving it up. You can try nicotine gums and patches if you wish to abstain. Smoking for 2 months, generally does not predispose to cancer, but it is never too soon, to develop cancer. It generally does not sound like cancer yet, but I would still advise to quit smoking. Its uncool.
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He got last month poor marks in exam and he get depressed please help me to recover him from this

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Margao
He got last month poor marks in exam and he get depressed please help me to recover him from this
Try to understand the situation which led to low marks so you can motivate and coach your friend to get better marks next exam.
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My wife was taking prodep 20 once daily and revotril. 5 mg one daily before pregnancy for obsessed compulsive disorders. Now delivery is over. During ththtish time no medication was taken. Again I need to start her treatment. So can she take those medicine or not. If not then what to do ?

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Do not take medicines based on the past prescription. Consult a clinical psychologist to evaluate the intensity of ocd and whether the condition can be managed by psychological therapies. If not consult a psychiatrist for medical intervention.
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Sir during erection my pennis not temper properly. At early stages the temper level was good but now the temper level was weak. Suggest some natural ways to get temper and stiff pennis during erection.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir during erection my pennis not temper properly. At early stages the temper level was good but now the temper level...
Some frauds might be suggesting exercise and all, get yourself evaluated by a urologist and psychiatrist. You say you have ed (erectile dysfunction), it can be organic urologist will find out or mind related, which the psychiatrist will find out.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad


What happens to people with autism when they grow up?

Since autism is a spectrum and people have varying skill levels, future is not the same for all people with autism. A lot of children who are able to cope with mainstream school /college education go undiagnosed and are successful at jobs but may be considered quiet or reserved adults by their family, friends and colleagues.

Several adults on the spectrum who have been diagnosed, and been in a supportive environment in their childhood, have written books which have facilitated and enhanced the understanding of the condition. We have examples of people who are professionally very successful. Some have gone on to become famous authors and at least one has won a Nobel Prize. Some advocate and speak for themselves and for other people with autism in the community.

Some of those who are fully independent in their everyday life may find it difficult to sustain the demands of a job and work environment. Some are married and some choose not to.

Some of those who are married face difficulties in forming relationships with their spouses and carry out responsibilities that come with marriage and having a family, and may continue to need support of another person in planning and carrying out the activities in running a house.

As in every other condition, some people on the spectrum will always need support in life and may never be fully independent. As yet, in India, there are few schools which have an environment or the attitude to accommodate the special needs of people on the autism spectrum. Vocational centers and employment opportunities are even fewer.

For most parents struggling with getting services for their child with autism, one of the biggest worry is‘what after us?’ As yet, there are not enough and appropriate lifespan services for people with autism where they can lead a life of dignity and respect.

However, with support from people around them including the family, friends, neighbours and teachers all of them can lead a happy and meaningful life.

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He is my boyfriend n whenever we go out to spend some quality tym it ruined becz he doesn't do sex his penis gets erection at the same tym it seems tgt but d tym he starts inserting it it gets lose and falls the same tym and said he has anxiety problem thats bcz he can't do . I'M getting frustrated of our relationship is suffering bcz of this n m afraid about my future.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
He is my boyfriend n whenever we  go out to spend some  quality tym it ruined becz he doesn't do sex his penis gets e...
You should take him to a sexologist and that person will guide him with exercises and his mental makeup to help him. Being unmarried and indulging in sex may cause a lot of anxiety in him too.
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After taking stalopam 10 mg from 2 days for Major Depressive Disorder, feeling weird like Nausea, Dizziness, Increased appetite, Drowsiness, Flu like symptoms and Excessive tiredness. And from tomorrow I have to take it 1/per day for 5 days. Is this ok or should I stop taking this medicine.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
After taking stalopam 10 mg   from 2 days for Major Depressive Disorder, feeling weird like Nausea, Dizziness, Increa...
Dear lybrate-user, some of your symptoms may be side effect of stalopam and some are due to your major depressive disorder. Stalopam needs 2-3 weeks to start its antidepressant action. Side effects come earlier. Please discuss with your psychiatrist. He/she may change the medicine or reduce dose or give another medicine for your symptoms - it might be flu itself added to your major depressive disorder. If you can tolerate don't stop stalopam and consult your psychiatrist.
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My 8 years old son have some speech problem. For the past few month, while speaking he stammers. Initially it was less but now I'm feeling it increasing more. It can be cured or not. Give some suggestion for speedy recovery.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:- speech and language assessment properly by speech therapist Small and long sentence slow speed speaking exercise attention properl only words stammer Breathing exercise by different types air Pampering not child Regular speech therapy.
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Good morning Doctors my age is 21 years female, studying B.Tech final year. I'm facing a different problem with memory. 2 days back night I was slept at 10'o clock and my friend calls me at 11'o clock and she said "Tomorrow we have viva come with record" when I woke up usually I went to class, she had asked me about record, I said "What record" I don't know when you called me. She said I called you at 11'o clock said 3 times about this information and you said "ok ok i'll bring" or see your calls history. I shocked that 2 minutes call duration was there and she said I was given responsibility to her. I don't know doctor what is happening to me. I'm forgetting everything who ever giving information when i'm sleeping. This is not first time doctor I faced so many problems like this, so please provide solution to my disease.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Good morning Doctors
my age is 21 years female, studying B.Tech final year. I'm facing a different problem with memor...
You need to get your memory problems seriousy evaluated. You might require a MRI scan, EEG preferably sleep EEG and some tests for memory. Based on the results remedy can be suggested. Many people in particular cycle of sleep cannot recollect events afer awakening, so it need not always be abnormal. When you get call s like this, ask them to message or watsapp you the details and make it a habit early in the morning to check for the messages, for not missing anything. All the best.
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I'll smoke usually so for further side effect I should not get addicted so what is the solution.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Wonderful decision. You must quit it and quickly too. 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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I can't sleep for 2 days and having headaches and tension give some of hone remedies and having fever to please docot help me to recover.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I can't sleep for 2 days and having headaches and tension give some of hone remedies and having fever to please docot...
Hello, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11, both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Management: -Sponging or bathing with tepid water. The use of a fan or air conditioning may somewhat reduce the temperature and increase comfort. If the temperature reaches the extremely high level of hyperpyrexia, aggressive cooling is required. -Take rest and drink plenty of fluids. -Take light, bland, properly cooked home-made healthy food only. **********Consult again if the fever is accompanied by a severe headache, stiff neck, shortness of breath, or other unusual signs or symptoms.***********
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I am in always depression because of my job. I am at home and now I search job but that's not only reason I also want psychiatrist because I am not prepared for marriage and my family force me to marriage .and they told me k you have age above 25 so what should I do can you suggest me .thanks you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am in always depression because of my job. I am at home and now I search job but that's not only reason I also want...
Nobody can force you to do anything against your wish. You need to be open to discuss anything with anyone: it does not mean that whatever is discussed is going to be forced onto you. After everybody has said thier piece, you will always be in a better position to agree or disagree based on some facts that were discussed. For example, if you claim you are not prepared for marriage, you will need to substantiate that statement with some facts and figures. In a state of depression you will not be receptive or concessionary, and that will affect your ability to be receptive. So for the depression please meet with a counselor and/or doctor. 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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Hi please help me, I feel very depression any small matter, please give me sajation.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi please help me, I feel very depression any small matter, please give me sajation.
Dear lybrate-user the details you furnished are inadequate to say something concretely, still I wd like you to have a regulatr routine for sleeping, leaving the bed in the morning, some light exercises &/or walk, yoga etc; on a regular basis wd make feel gd & confident. If you don't feel satisfied contact a qualified psychiatrist, wishing you all the best!
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No problem with my health but only thing is stress is more when doing multi tasking.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
No problem with my health but only thing is stress is more when doing multi tasking.
You need to manage your time we'll organise things make a schedule apart from that do some exercise daily to best off the stress. Stress is only when we perceive the situation negatively. You can take help of a professional for same. Consult with me or any psychologist to make necessary changes in your lifestyle and learn to deal with stress. All the best.
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I am 28 years old female. I am a married woman. This is our third year after marriage and we have a 7 months old daughter. We both love each other but still we are fighting for some things and are not living happy. I am a working woman so I am staying away from my husband. I live with my parents. He works in other place and so he lives alone. My mother in law stays in other place. I have been sending my salary to my mother in law soon after getting married. She takes care of everything and my husband do not involve in any financial matter. I have been asking him to start savings for our future but all went in vein. Now we have a daughter and we have to take care of her future and so I asked hm to save one salary for our baby and use other salary for household expenses. My MIL is staying in our own house and there is no need for paying rent and so the expenses would me maximum of 15000. So I asked him to use his salary for expenses and I will save my salary for baby. I will just keep 10000 for my and baby expenses. But still he is asking to send 20000 for my mother in law. I can save only 20000 for baby. I am not sure for how long will I work. So I want to save something before I quit my job. So we are getting argued every time. I don't know why he is not understanding me. If there is a real requirement I don't have any problem in sending money. And we don't have savings since our marriage though I sent my salary every month. So I am very much worried about savings. As I am staying away from my husband and working I am missing my life with him. So at least I should feel happy if there are savings for our baby. Is my thinking process is wrong?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am 28 years old female. I am a married woman. This is our third year after marriage and we have a 7 months old daug...
Three years is very short time in marriage and in those 3 years also you stayed separately from husband and in that you had a pregnancy as well. Think about the lack of connectivity and bonding in relationship. Also it shows poor intimate relationships because you stay away from husband and on top of that there is confusion about financial matters which involves your mother-in-law as well. Now when there is lack of bonding in marriage, confusion bounds to happen. To begin with, first of all have an open interaction with husband without blaming each other. Then Find a common ground of quality personal relationship between both of you. If you are unable to do it own your own then you need to connect with a Marriage and Relationship expert to open your heart out and to find guidance & support. Later your husband may also be involved in interaction with expert. Please Beware and avoid involving any close relative or parents in this interaction because close relative from any-side will further complicate the matter because they may take sides. This is crisis situation because you appear frustrated. So move on quickly if you are looking for quality relationship with husband. You may contact me as well for interaction either in person or online via this website. All the best, Take care.
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I'm 19years old boy. M in a relationship with girl 18ys old. What will keep our relationship more strong. 1) frequent sex 2) rare sex 3) frequent kisses and hugs 4) all of above 5) none of above. please suggest a good answer. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm 19years old boy. M in a relationship with girl 18ys old. What will keep our relationship more strong. 1) frequent...
A relationship with a girl is not a quiz. Hugs, kisses, and sex may all come about int he course of a healthy relationship but you cannot earmark a certain behavior or time it out. To really keep a relationship strong you must respect each other and never use pressure to manipulate anything. There must be love, commitment, obligation, trust, respect, and mutuality in everything that is said and done. You seemed to be focused too much on the physical aspects and that itself is holding the wrong end of the stick. You see, we are into relations all throughout our lives. Yet, for the least of reasons, when it comes to marriage we are ready to throw in the towel. I am glad that you are seeking to know how to keep the relationship strong and healthy. Yes, communication is important. But there are two important considerations that matter a lot before you take the plunge (if you do that is): compatibility and adjustability. The former is almost a fixed aspect of both of you and it includes education, language, communication, community, caste, religion, socio-economic status, personality etc. The more the similarity, the better. The second consideration, that of adjustability, is more important and plays a very important role to determine whether your relationship will remain healthy or not. If compatibility is good, less adjustability is required. But as in most cases, there will be some disparity, and this will tax adjustability considerably. If you are not able or willing to adjust, all hell will break lose. This is what you must examine while you are courting each other. Is s/he willing to make the adjustment around you, and are you able to and willing to adjust for the sake of the relationship. If you know there are stark difficulties, then better to close that prospect. Everything involves some aspect of culture eventually: for example, she may be used to going out with her friends for drinks often. Now if you cannot adjust with this, then this will be a definite area of conflict. There are too many possibilities and this space will not suffice to give elaborate responses. Both of you will generally act positively before marriage but soon after the nuptials one or both of you will tend to control the other and there lies the danger. So it is very difficult to determine the true nature of an individual at the onset. But it is worth the try. So test everything to be fully satisfied, and this is best achieved by good and open communication. For your information, there are three areas that stand out as contributing to divorce: sex, in-laws, and finances. Discuss these areas and get to know the other’s mindset. Better to be safe than sorry. I have a very important suggestion to give you if you are looking for a strong relationship to culminate in marriage: please seek premarital counseling where many of these facts will be explained and taught to both of you if you get a qualified counselor to do it.
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Not able to concentrate and always disturbed please the reason and cure or tips to improve it.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Just do this small exercise: Sleep with legs raised up from waist against the wall straight up, making 90 degree angle for 5 mins. Its better you do in early morning, else you can do it anytime. This will make your blood flow increased towards brain help you to increase concentration and relax you, increases physical strength too. Take care. :) For any more queries you are most welcomed. :)
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Dear doctor my wife aged 55 years is suffering from psychiatric problem for more than 15 years. She was treated at jipmer initially for nearly 6 six months for her suicide thoughts and later after discharge she started speaking to herself to someone of her imaginary character person and shouts violently often till now. Whenever she started shouting I will give'sernace' medicine mixed in juice without her knowledge as advised by doctor earlier. Also she never cooperate with me to meet a doctor and in fact she thinks that doctors are useless. She is living till now in her own imaginary world shouting most of the time and never bothers the neighbours. She had three children through ceasarian and later undergone uterus operation. I request you to advise me what shall I do further as she refuse to meet a doctor. Thanks and regards.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Your wife is suffereing from schizophrenia, giving medicine like this in juice is not going to be of great help for the future, the main success in treatment of schizophrenia is only through medicines, there are various modalities of treatment like long acting injectable medicine that can be given once in 15 day to one month. Those might be a better option of treatment and getting her to treatment is very crucial as she need to understand that this is a life long treatment and if the medicines are not taken in time they might cause damage to the brain as well.
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Hi sir. Im 30 years male. Married. Im facing some health problems and symptoms which I think symptoms of hypothyroidism. My pulse rate mostly around 60-65 all the time and body temperature below 98always. Just checked at 2 pm after lunch. Its 97.3. My diastolic Bp is 85-90-92 range most of times. Systolic Normal at same time. Very dull sluggish feeling. Fatigue all the time. Anxiety and some weird depression feeling also there. Elevated Triglycerides and some raised LDL. I will attached my Thyroid and Lipids report in attachment. So I think its under active thyroid. But when I did thyroid test t3 t4 tsh are within range. Im very stressed what to do. please plz help me on my health problems. Thank you.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi sir. Im 30 years male. Married.
Im facing some health problems and symptoms which I think symptoms of hypothyroidi...
Dear Tanmay, Please do not diagnose yourself. Hypothyroid status and depression share common symptoms. Sometime both may occur in the same patient. It is good that you got your t3, t4 and tsh done. When they are normal, your symptoms may be due to a depressive disorder or other reasons. Pulse, temp and bp vary according to situations and many other reasons. So do not bother so much about them. Please consult me online text, where i can see the attachment, diagnose properly and treat you with your health problems.
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