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Dr. Sowmya Maiya

MBBS, MRCPsych

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

21 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Sowmya Maiya MBBS, MRCPsych Psychiatrist, Bangalore
21 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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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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MBBS - Bangalore University, - 1996
MRCPsych - Royal College of Psychiatrists London, - 2005
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English
Professional Memberships
Fellowship in Royal College Of Physicians
General Medical Council (GMC) UK

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I have a pregnancy of 3 weeks is there any precautions to take and ways to reduce the stress, as I have some fear in mind relating to pregnancy.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I have a pregnancy of 3 weeks is there any precautions to take and ways to reduce the stress, as I have some fear in ...
Pregnancy is a physiological process and not a pathology (disease) we have put lots of what is to be done and what not, which is only creating hindrances in a natural process. Trust you body's intelligence. Birthing in animals is a such a smooth process, body takes care of everything. Ovarian cyst is not very uncommon. Just follow your gynaec's advice and enjoy this rare change, which will bring so much of joy to you. Remember fear and stress only harms the baby inside. Take a counseling session if you must. Relax.
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I have been feeling anxiety due to hair fall for last two years. Sometime I feel happy but more time I feel depressed. It's a fear related problem to me. Please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I have been feeling anxiety due to hair fall for last two years. Sometime I feel happy but more time I feel depressed...
Hi lybrate-user, please consult a psychologist for psychotherapy to know the roots of your anxiety and fear for effective treatment. All the best.
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Why always I feel alone, where I have no girl friends and always with the family parents and sister. I feel that I don't have my own life.

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
Why always I feel alone, where I have no girl friends and always with the family parents and sister. I feel that I do...
Dear I can understand. If you want to have friends, you should find them. If you have extraordinary attributes, friends will find you. From the given information it is clear that you do not have any extraordinary attributes. In that case, you have find your friends. If you try 50 one or two will become your friends. You should not worry without trying. If you feel shy, we have motivation and cognitive therapy. If you are pessimist, we have optimism therapy. Any case, please provide me detailed information and I will help you. Take care.
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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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Got problems with maintaining erection. Erection is attained but doesn't stay for long. Nicotine intake is high. Can quitting smoking and tobacco chewing help me with this condition?

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
Got problems with maintaining erection. Erection is attained but doesn't stay for long. Nicotine intake is high. Can ...
Dear lybrate-user. You could be correct. Quitting nicotine should help you maintaining erection. Take care.
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Sir. Recently .I was asked by my neighbour to Repair the waterpipe which is buried underground. I went and started to dig for buried pipe. As approaching the pvc pipe. The pipe is covered by clothes. To cut the clothes I asked scissors. And he take one scissors and gave it to me. I started to cut the clothes. Accidentally scissors injured my left thumb and 6 drops of blood came. And I asked ,where he brought the scissors and he said he took it ftom a tailor. But the Tailor is a HIV positive person. I'm caught with fear &anxiety about infection of HIV to me. Another situation also happened same neighbour took me to give electric connections to motor in his farm. I went there and started to make connections .then a person came to us and joined making connections along with me. And he twisted the copper leads of the wires and gave it to me. Then while plastering the twisted connections made by him one pair of wires connected are separated then I twisted them with my hand. Then the copper leads slightly penetrated into my fingers. The previous twisted person having hiv infection. Again I'm caught with the same fear. Again recently I was taking badam milk from a cool drink vendor who himself makes cooldrinks. While drinking it accidentally my tongue was bitten by me and it was bleed while drinking. And I'm getting thoughts if the vendor is having HIV . I also have the possibility to have the infection . I'm obsessed. I'm fully scared. Kindly help me whether I have probability to have infection if no why. If yes how to I diagnosed. kindly help me with my worry.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir.
Recently .I was asked by my neighbour to Repair the waterpipe which is buried underground.
I went and started to...
Dear lybrate user, I think, for reasons best known to you only, you are scared of getting infected with hiv. It appears to me that it is disturbing you a lot. I think, firstly, give your blood sample in the pathology lab and get yourself checked for hiv. If you are not infected, then you can be at peace. If you are infected with hiv, then you will need to consult a doctor, who will help you to manage your life. Secondly, please consult a counsellor, irrespective of the outcome of your blood test. There is something, which is bothering your mind, which you need to understand. The consellor will help you to do that. Take care.
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What should we do if we feeling very much stress which medicine is helpful to keep it away.

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
What should we do if we feeling very much stress which medicine is helpful to keep it away.
Indulge in Physical activity Manage your time Talk with friends keep a stress dairy. Will help you to identify which causes stress.
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I am 43 years old. Since the last one year I have started forgetting everything. I have also problem in thinking and understanding anything. I have sadness of mood, decreased interest in work, get tired easily. I consulted a psychiatrist and he told me that it is due to depression. I am taking zosert 100mg. Can you suggest me some other medicine like herbal, ayurvedic or honmeopathic?

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, I can show many people with actual clinical depression working hard and earn handsome income. They are able to manage their depression with the help of a combination of medicines, psychotherapy, exercise and meditation. You are already having medicines. I suggest you to post a detailed private question to me and I will help you with the other three treatment aspect. There are medicines in homeopathy and ayurveda, but they are not much effective. Take care.
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My wife 44 years old suffering from some psycho problems. She listen unwanted sounds in her ears n got so stressed, her mind seems like bound tightly internally. She almost live stressful n aggressive behavior. Pl.suggest me what's problem she face n which type treatment her required. Her bp n diabetes n other reports are normal.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
My wife 44 years old suffering from some psycho problems. She listen unwanted sounds in her ears n got so stressed, h...
She requires immediate medication from a good psychiatrist. All allopathic medicines have side-effects. You may try at nearest patanjali chikitsalaya for medicines without side-effects. Plus, if you help her practice all that is taught daily on astha channel 5.00 to 7.30 am. Very very effective- esp anulom-vilom and bramri and udgit. You will get miraculous results. But, medicines definitely required, without delay.
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I want improve my memory power the medicine doest helpful to improve it give me a tips.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi, for memory the best thing to do is have carbohydrates for breakfast alongwith proteins, play memory games on line. Any medicine containing brahmi helps improve memory.
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Greetings sir. I am preparing for competitive exam I want to improve the memory power please let me know how to improve it and what are the foods to be taken to vet ultimate memory power.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Loss of memory, Lack of concentration, aversion to study, cause due to stress, pressure of examination, malnutrition ,insomnia. ●Tk homoeo medicine: @ Anacardium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice .* Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,spinach, milk,almonds, walnuts,papaya. ●*Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your brain to restore concentration to your subjects./work. ●Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients, protein, vitamins to nourish your body. *Your diet should b easily digestible on time.*ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d  night. *Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol, late sitting on computer in d night. Report, wkly, > Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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I get depressed act weird something n I can't stop over thinking how can I stop these. How to overcome over thinking. Over thinking is my main problem. Please help me in solving this.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I get depressed act weird something n I can't stop over thinking how can I stop these. How to overcome over thinking....
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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I am suffering from parkinson. Anxity, depression etc. I have almost spent a lot. No pease of mind. Almost I welcome death. At present I am unable to walk without fear of falling. Legs are strengthless. Unable to stand, sit. Practically I became useless. Fit for nothing. Cerivical spine problem also I have. I take syndopha, pacitan etc. Liquor during night, get little relief while drinking. What is my fault.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Neurologist,
Parkinson's disease-kampavata (a neurological disorder) parkinson's disease is a neurological disease, or brain disorder, that leads to progressive difficulty with balance and coordination. In people who have parkinson's disease, nerve cells in a region of the brain known as the substantia nigra become damaged or die. These cells are important because they produce the chemical dopamine, which helps to coordinate body movement-basal ganglia. When dopamine-producing cells degenerate/die, the areas in the brain that control movement can no longer function properly, and symptoms of parkinson's disease eventually develop. Parkinson? s disease prevalence:- parkinson's disease can affect anyone, but it most often occurs in people who are over the age of 50. Only 15 percent of parkinson's disease patients are diagnosed before they are 50 years old. The prevalence of parkinson's disease is nearly the same in both men and women, and recovery rate is more in men. People with a family history of parkinson's may have a higher risk of developing the disease, but parkinson's disease is rarely attributed to genetics alone. Parkinson's disease symptoms symptoms of parkinson's disease usually develop after about 80 percent of the brain's dopamine-producing cells are lost. The main symptoms of parkinson's disease include? tremors (kampam)- tremulousness (uncontrolled shaking or trembling) of the hands, arms, legs, face, body is often one of the first indicators of parkinson's disease? rigidity. Profound stiffness or an inability to easily move the arms, legs, and trunk, pain and stiffness on neck muscles is another hallmark of parkinson's? bradykinesia:- describes the unnaturally slow movements that are characteristic of people with parkinson's disease? poor balance- parkinson's disease affects balance, leading to difficulty walking and impaired coordination. The symptoms of parkinson's are generally mild at first, but become more severe over time, until they eventually interfere with your daily routine. This is usually the point when treatment is recommended. The outlook for people with parkinson's disease parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive condition, which means it is a lifelong disease that worsens over time when it is not treated properly. Each individual's situation is different, but in general, the first symptoms of parkinson's disease usually don't require treatment and may be restricted to one area or one side of the body. Movement of symptoms to the other side of the body? tremors that become more pronounced and interfere with activities? bradykinesia, or slow movement, that becomes disabling? difficulty with hand writing? impaired swallowing and chewing? speech that becomes monotone? poor balance and repeated falls? slow, shuffling gait (manner of walking)? stooped posture? facial expressions that become stiff and blank? chronic constipation? poor bladder control? sleep disturbances this progression is gradual in most people, but it may happen faster in some than others. Understandably, stress caused by the progression of the disease can lead to anxiety and depression. Ayurveda treatment: there is cure for parkinson's disease with ayurveda treatment, with ayurveda medicines and treatments we can relieve symptoms, slow down the progression and then we can completely arrest further degeneration of the of the cells, thereby we can completely control and cure the disease. If you are diagnosed with parkinson's disease, it is important to work closely with your medical team, so your medications can be regularly adjusted to help you remain as functional as possible for as long as possible. As far as parkinson's disease is concerned this is a brain related issue, so will surely effect the mind; so I recommend 49% treatment to patients and 51% treatment to family members.
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How can I reduce stress. Suggest any herb to relive my stress. Due to stress left template pains.

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
How can I reduce stress. Suggest any herb to relive my stress. Due to stress left template pains.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Stress is part of life and part of body's defence mechanism. Stress can be avoided, managed. Relaxation therapy and stress management therapy should help you. In the meantime go for a walk, enjoy life. Take care.
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I have been smoking from 3 years and daily 5 to 6 cigars. Will I get cancer? Please advise.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
This are harms of smoking --- Smoking is a huge risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accounting for more than 75 percent of all deaths from these disorders. Smoking doubles the risk for cardiovascular disease deaths, but, because this disease is more prevalent, it accounts for as many smoking deaths as cancer and lung disease. The third major cause of tobacco-related mortality is chronic obstructive lung disease. Other common smoking-related diseases include low-birth-weight offspring, perinatal complications, other cancers (e.g., throat, bladder, and pancreas), and ulcers. Second-hand smoke increases the risk of cancer and heart disease in spouses and the incidence of respiratory and ear problems in children. The tar in cigarette smoke is responsible for the cancers. Irritants and ciliotoxins appear to be responsible for lung diseases. Carbon monoxide and clotting factors appear to be the most likely causes of cardiovascular disease. The role of nicotine in cardiovascular disease appears to be much smaller than previously thought, and how many perinatal problems (including sudden infant death syndrome) are caused by carbon monoxide or by nicotine is debatable. Smokeless tobacco, pipes, and cigars cause oral cancers, especially when accompanied by heavy alcohol use.
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I am second year engineering student, I have series of semester exams ahead and I am preparing for it. I have so many portions to cover but I am running short of time. I feel depressed and anxious if I could not complete the portions I fixed for the time limit. How to overcome this depression would listening to music help me overcome this depression?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am second year engineering student, I have series of semester exams ahead and I am preparing for it. I have so many...
Dear lybrate user. Please stop worrying about the semester examinations now. What were you doing for the whole semester? if you were doing your studying properly for the past semester, the exams will be alright. Other wise, it will be tough. What is the use of worrying about it now? listening to music distract your attention. Fix a time table. Do what ever you can in the area of study. Get good sleep. That is all you can do right now. Take care.
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Simple ways to get control over anger. Considering I often get angry and it's gets uncontrollable.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Anger management: 10 tips to tame your temper ANGER: There is a saying "Frustration begets anger and anger begets aggression. Direct anger, is expressed toward the object perceived as the cause of the frustration. If a machine does not work, you might hit it or kick it. If someone gets in your way, you could verbally threaten them or push them aside. If the source of the frustration is too powerful or threatening for direct aggression, displaced aggression is often used. The aggression is redirected toward a less threatening and more available object. An angry person often acts without thinking. The person has given in to the frustration and they have given up restraint. Anger can be a healthy response if it motivates us to positive action but all too often the actions we engage in when angry are destructive. Indeed, if we could see a videotape of ourselves getting angry, the humiliation might well help cure us of anger. When you feel frustration building, you have to practice learned responses that lead to healthy actions instead of destructive ones. GIVING UP: Giving up on a goal can be productive if the goal is truly out of reach. However, more often giving up (quitting or being apathetic) is another form of giving in to frustration. When repeatedly frustrated, people can drop out of school, quit jobs, or move away. Apathy is giving up all of your goals, so you cannot be frustrated by trying to reach them. We live in difficult time and we have to be persistent in order to accomplish. Consider how many projects you began, and then gave up, because you became frustrated and lost patience. Make a list of things you started and quit because they seemed too difficult. Now calculate the disappointment and loss you suffered by not dealing with the frustration in a more healthy way. Try to remember that quitters never win, and winners never quit. Losing your temper means you're a quitter. LOSS OF CONFIDENCE: is a terrible frequent side effect of giving up and not fulfilling your goal. A loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, means that If we quit once, then the next time we plan a goal, we may not be able to accurately assess our ability to carry it out and we stop trusting ourselves and our own abilities. This became a self-fulfilling and self-destructive attitude. You need to be able to learn that when the going gets tough, you say to yourself "It is worth it! and by following through, it not only gets the job done, but it builds self-confidence. STRESS: is the "wear and tear" our body and mind experiences as we adjust to the frustrations our continually changing environment. Too frequently, extreme, or prolonged frustration and stress strains us and generates distress signals. Our body experiences distress signals in a variety of ways, often in the form of: irritability, anger, fatigue anxiety, headache, depression, stomach aches, hypertension, migraines, ulcers, heart attacks, or colitis. DEPRESSION: Depression can affect almost every aspect of your life. It affects people of all ages, income, race, and cultures. Depression can affect the way you eat and sleep the way you feel about yourself, the way one think about things, and the way you interact with others. While we all feel depression at various appropriate times in our lives, excess or inappropriate depression cannot be easily dismissed or wished away. OTHER REACTIONS: abuse of drugs & alcohol is self-destructive and usually futile attempt at dealing with frustration, as are many eating and weight problems and addictions Whenever the immediate effects of the addictive behaviour wear off, users find themselves back in the same, or even worse, frustrating situation. Anger is among the gamut of emotions we exhibit as a reaction to a situation, and it is a 'normal' emotion too as long as it is kept under control. Some people have the propensity to explode when pushed to the extreme. They keep swallowing their emotions until they can finally do it no more, and erupt like a volcano. Others dealing with extreme anger are like a ticking time bomb. You'll never know what you unwittingly say or do can trigger an explosion. In either case, anger that cannot be controlled comes with a physical reaction. Your heart beats faster preparing you for both action and reaction. Your breathing quickens. You may clench your fist, tighten your shoulders and go into a defensive position. The problem arises out of the fact that it is almost impossible to feel anger and empathy at the same time. An angry person is seldom sensitive to the wellbeing of his victim, and hence may lash out verbally and sometimes physically. Such things done in the heat of the moment mostly leaves us with regrets. So here are a few ways to deal with extreme anger. 1.Approve it / Acknowledge it: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. The fundamental problem here is that people believe they are on the right track and refuse to budge from their views. It is essential to realize that this step is not about deciding whether you are right or wrong, but acknowledging the fact that your reaction to the situation can be channelled in a better way. When getting someone to acknowledge their anger problem, be careful as to not use negative words like wrong, false and shouldn't. Instead, influence with positive words like can and should. Instead of saying 'You are wrong to react like this' you can say, 'I understand what you are feeling. Is there a way we can resolve this situation? 2.Understand / recognize the signs: Once you know that your problems exist, you can try devising ways that will work for you in dealing with the situation. You can count to 100 to calm yourself or simply decide to not speak until you can calm yourself. Knowing that you may enter into an argument in a situation, you can list down the points that you feel strongly about and discuss each of them one by one. Working your way through a finite list gives a better opportunity to reach closure at the end. 3.Free the mind/Find ways to let it go: Not all arguments end in closure. A lot of unsaid justifications cloud our mind repeatedly leaving us seething from the inside. Research has shown that the normal or neurological anger response lasts less than two seconds. Beyond that it takes a strong will to stay angry. Once you realize how much your anger is consuming your mind, decide to free your mind with meditation and other calming exercises. Tell yourself that some people and issues simply don't deserve your anger, emotion, reaction or time. If you or someone you know is suffering from anger management issues, consult a doctor today.
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I will use cigarette so I use 3 cigarettes per day I started it about 2 years so is it causes any problem.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
One or three cigarettes means the same. Your lungs are not prepared to take that smoke in. Hence for healthy future quit smoking immediately.
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I am 28 years of male suffering from anxiety since 8 months. Please its a request to you to please describe how long I can face these symptoms like lightheaded, emotionally numb, feeling all things unreal besides me and feeling that you am not inside my body (depersonalisation. Thankx please reply I am in a huge problem.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
this is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of married life/future marriage, you may be having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life. I assure you that I can manage this and help u.
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I am 19 yr old male. Suffering from social anxiety disorder. How to deal with it?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, CE (New York)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Social anxiety disorder is best treated with a combination of medications and psycho therapeutic techniques. Usually a model of therapy known as behavioral therapy is used and it is quite effective. All the best.
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