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Dr. Sowmya Maiya

MBBS, MRCPsych

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

20 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Sowmya Maiya MBBS, MRCPsych Psychiatrist, Bangalore
20 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 20 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
Languages spoken
English
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Fellowship in Royal College Of Physicians
General Medical Council (GMC) UK

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Hii I am 19 and use to smoke 6 cigrets daily from last 2 months. I use to smoke camel and malboro res both are super strong I quit smoking 3 days ago nd from last three days I am not able to sleep ultill 3 am nd usually I sleep at 11 is this happing because I suddenly quit of smoking if so I am ready to face it because I am strongly determined to quit smoking or it is because of some other reasons.

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Hii I am 19 and use to smoke 6 cigrets daily from last 2 months. I use to smoke camel and malboro res both are super ...
First of all, good to see you teenage guys accepting smoking as bad to your health and are determined to quit this nuisance-----and yes, you are facing withdrawl symptoms of quitting your cigratte habit. You will have to keep your head strong for 1-2 months and this initial time after quitting is very important---------------myself is a homoeopath and I will prescribe you medicines which will not only help you in this case but will also lessen the withdrawl symptoms along with management in which I will tell you what all you can do to quit this habit, after all it is all a game of mind control-------------although I feel that you are head strong and determined enough to quit smoking but in any phase of your life you feel any problem, simply consult me-----------best of luck.
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Just 2 months back I got married and I was not able to understand my wife started creating problems on 5th day and telling me that I am not taking care properly and she started crying I told I am looking after you well and its just 5th day you are telling me these things. I will drop her to school when I am free she is teacher and she wants me to drop everyday that is not possible for me I told my time your time vil not suite, but she told me I don't love her and not taking care. Her mind set is totally different. She don't like to go for movies, mall. She likes only temple. But there should be little change. Give suggestion for this please.

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go for personality assessment for both of u. Both of u might be nice people, but may not gel with each other. See the pros and cons, if both change a little bit things will become ok. Else forget the relationship. Female and male psychology differs, unfortunately the male knows this after marriage
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I am 19 years old and by this age I am fat and weight of 125 kgs and I am a short temper and I need to come out this both. Suggest an idea to reduce and to be calm.

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I am 19 years old and by this age I am fat and weight of 125 kgs and I am a short temper and I need to come out this ...
Hello, Homoeopathy has the best answer for your query.you can lose weight with the help of homoeopathic medicines, without any side effects. This involves correction your metabolism. 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the eveninng daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. 8.Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits. **take kali phos 6x, 6 tabs twice daily willl help you to stay calm.**
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I am 25 years old female. I have confusions while taking decisions and fear of taking wrong decisions, negative thought, inferiority complex, can't tolerate stress, loneliness and have migraine problem.

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I am 25 years old female. I have confusions while taking decisions and fear of taking wrong decisions, negative thoug...
Dear, your migraine could be due to all the other problems you mentioned here. Stress and anxiety is your basic problem. Negative thinking low self esteem, low confidence, inferiority complex, loneliness etc are part of stress and anxiety. You will be able to improve your self with positive attitude and positive thinking. Managing your anxiety is also possible with psychotherapy. I suggest you mobile counseling with me. I will help you with psychotherapy and confidence building measures. Don't worry. Take care.

Hi, I am 24 years old. Does smoking marijuana causes weight loose and what all others health hazard caused due to smoking marijuana?

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Hi, I am 24 years old. Does smoking marijuana causes weight loose and what all others health hazard caused due to smo...
Just for your information here’s what WebMD has to say: ‘No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too. When you smoke pot, your body absorbs THC right away. (If you eat baked goods or another item, it may take much longer for your body to absorb THC, because it has to break down in your stomach before it enters your bloodstream). You may notice changes in your body right after you smoke. The effects usually stop after 3 or 4 hours. Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too. We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs -- which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections. Other physical effects of marijuana include: • Dizziness • Shallow breathing • Red eyes and dilated pupils • Dry mouth • Increased appetite • Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.) If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms -- like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite -- when you stop.’ It being a hallucinogen, it can lead to hallucinations and even a phenomenon called ‘cross hallucinations’ i.e. for example, you can see sounds and hear colors!!! If you are finding it very difficult to give it up on your own then admit yourself in a rehabilitation center and go through the 12 steps to recovery. After that attend NA meetings and keep yourself clean forever. You will need to alter your lifestyle, change your friends, your haunts, your habits, etc. You must learn to have fun in clean ways. You must exercise regularly, eat well and sleep well. Emotionally you must be able to handle your feelings by expressing them appropriately. A counselor will teach you about emotions and how to handle them.
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Sir don't mind I'm asking frankly Recently I have been a habit of master bastion so it disturbs me mentally, I unable to maintain a mind stable.

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Sir don't mind I'm asking frankly
Recently I have been a habit of master bastion so it disturbs me mentally, I unable...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of olive + 3 drops of hornbeam + 3 drops of white chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.

I'm sam I have smoking habit before 3 years bt now that may cases me and I'm having the habit of hand job but still now I can't leave hand job what can I do.

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Dear lybrate-user, it is not abnormal to have sexual feelings at this age, self masturbation has no side effects, stop smoking enjoy life.

I am suffering from anxiety. Is it a disease and if it is then its consequences and precautions.

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I am suffering from anxiety. Is it a disease and if it is then its consequences and precautions.
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how you feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious impact on daily life.
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How can improve my memory. I forget something sometimes that's very dangerous situation. Please suggest me.

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Homoeopathic medicines----------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ------- report after 30 days-----------------

Hello sir. I am 23 years old male. I am in depression for 1 month and I always think about past and I think I have no identity and personality. I always copy other. I always think before speak and I feel alone sometime. I always think when alone at home and not feel comfortable I social environment. I have social anxiety I think. I always think but not complete. What I do please sir how I found myself of body language or takling style.

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Hello sir. I am 23 years old male. I am in depression for 1 month and I always think about past and I think I have no...
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your wife disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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I used to smoke daily 2 packets of cigarettes for the last 3 years but Now I want to stop smoking. Is there any side effects if I suddenly stop smoking?

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Dear there are no side effects on quitting smoking. You are just smoking for three years and therefore withdrawal symptoms are also rare. You should quit now and drink a lot of water and two to glasses of fruit juices. You can do it without any trouble. Go ahead. Take care.
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I sincerely loved a girl but she cheated me now I could not live without her. I need help immediately. Please help me. Please. Please.

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Hi, I understand your situation. Right now it may be looking a big disaster for you but 1 year down the line these things will not matter. Ending a relationship is hard, whether it was your decision or the other person’s decision. You may be dealing with painful emotions and want to deal with those feelings as quickly as possible. There are several ways that you can work through your painful emotions and start to move on, such as writing about your feelings, allowing yourself to grieve, and being cautious about rebound relationships. Keep in mind that getting over a breakup takes time and patience. If things don’t seem to get better with time, remember that you can always turn to friends, family, or even a mental health professional for support. Keep your distance. Even if you and your ex have decided to stay friends, break away completely from each other right after the breakup. This means not seeing each other, not being around his/her family members, no phone calls, no e-mails, no text messages, no Facebook, and no IMs. You don’t have to have stop talking forever, but you do need to cut all communication for as long as it takes to get completely over your ex. If she tries to convince you to see her, ask yourself honestly what the point would be. If you're reliving the past by seeing her, it's not hard to get caught up in the moment and it will be harder to let go again. You may have to have some contact in order to deal with the practical aspects of things like moving out, signing papers, etc. But try to limit this to what's absolutely necessary, and then keep such calls/meetings short and civil. Organize your space. A breakup can signify a new beginning. Therefore, cleaning and organizing your personal space will leave you feeling refreshed and prepared for the new things to come. A mess can be overwhelming and depressing, and will just add to your stress level. Keeping busy with tidying your space doesn't require a lot of brain power, but it does require just enough focus to keep you from recycling pain. Clean your room, get some new posters, clean up the icons on your PC desktop. As insignificant as cleaning up sounds, it'll make you feel better. Remove painful memory triggers. There are all kinds of things that remind you of your ex––a song, a smell, a sound, a place. Having these items around can make it harder for you to recover from a breakup. Remove all of the things that make your heart ache or your stomach turn. It can work wonders to clear your space of all these triggers. If you have a keepsake, such as a watch or piece of jewelry that was given to you by your ex, there's nothing wrong with keeping it. But for the time being, try putting it away until you have gotten over the relationship. Get out and do things. After a relationship ends, it is okay to have some time to yourself at home. Just make sure that you get back out in the world aft you have processed your feelings. Make plans, go out with your friends, and have fun! It might seem awkward at first, but it will get easier and it will help you to feel better. Getting out and doing things is also important because you need to grow and maintain your social network after a breakup. Doing so will help you to move on with your life. Don't feel like you need to go out with other people all of the time. Take yourself out to do things and enjoy the freedom to do what you want. Go to your favorite coffee shop, go shopping, or take yourself on a mini-vacation. Continue to take care of yourself. It is common for people to put less effort into self-care after a breakup, but doing so will not help you to feel better. Make sure that you are seeing to your basic needs for mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. If you were not taking good care of yourself before the relationship ended, now is a good time to start. Make sure that you are eating well, sleeping enough, making time for relaxation, and getting regular exercise to feel your best. Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Avoid junk food, excess sugar, and excess fat. Get between 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Keep in mind that some people may be okay with less than 7 hours per night or require more than 8 hours of sleep per night. Exercise for 30 minutes five times a week. Go for a 30-minute walk, ride your bike around town, or hit the pool and go swimming. Relax for at least 15 minutes per day. Try meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga to help you relax. Most importantly, you will get over it. It will take time. Trust and have faith. Time heals. I can guide you for any stress. Consult me if you feel overwhelmed with stress

Hi. I have a feeling of stress inside me neck and sometimes it also comes over my nose. I was a smoker for around 9 months but I quit 4 months ago. I have been getting this lump in throat problem for around 1 and half year. Had an endoscopy done but nothing came out. The ENT guy said I just have acid reflux and gave me medicines. The medicines helped me for few days but as soon as the course completed it came back. Can you suggest me a permanent solution for this problem?

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Hi. I have a feeling of stress inside me neck and sometimes it also comes over my nose. I was a smoker for around 9 m...
Dear friend, congrats for quitting smoking. Now just relax and do these__ gargle twice daily with luke warm water and little bit of salt in this. Increase your water intake. A cup of boiled and cooled milk twice daily will also help. Tell your progress after 15 days to guide further.
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I have an adopted daughter who is now 24. She has lost several years at various points of her education and is now in 4th year law. Her behavior is extremely aggressive, abusive and has had drug issues in the past. Still loves partying in excess. Can't be trusted to carry out any responsibilities at home. Both my wife and I are totally stressed but my wife is resistant to taking help but I would love some advice.

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I have an adopted daughter who is now 24. She has lost several years at various points of her education and is now in...
If she was an abandoned child and then you adopted her, she may have issues of rejection and is now dealing with that in the various ways you have described. Ideally, to deal with this situation both of you parents must be on the same page. Any disagreement between the parents will only disturb her more. Her adoption counselors will be of tremendous help in knowing how to deal with her. Whatever you do, she should never feel rejected. You must confront her behavior and never label her in any way. She must always experience love and there should never be even a shadow of doubt about this. She is old now and an adult, so whatever you want to do with her needs her approval. So do work with her rather than against her. She will continue to be difficult but you have to be patient. If she has a drug problem, kindly take her for addiction counseling and na meetings. If the aggressive behavior is too much you will need to take her to a counselor and if that person advises her to be medicated, you may have to consider that too. You certainly need help and do not rely on your own amateur methods under these serious conditions. Professionals are always there to help.
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My husband eat lot of gutka and smoke he is got allergies on his body he eats allergy medicine for same please advice me is there any symptoms of cancer.

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Possible signs and symptoms of oral cancer are as follows a lump or thickening in the oral soft tissues soreness or a feeling that something is caught in the throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, ear pain difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, hoarseness, numbness of the tongue he can under ayurveda treatments like the holistic methods of ayurveda for cancer treatment include: abstinence from food and lifestyle that cause tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) imbalance. Eliminating toxins through panchakarma. Restoration of healthy jatharagni (digestive power) functions. Rejuvenation through rasayanas. Ayurvedic preparations can act as an adjuvant or a co-therapy along with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is also helpful in post-surgery care. Ayurvedic medicines help to minimize the side effects of these therapies.
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I am male 29 years, having depression problem and always thinking negatively and sometime feeling angry, lonely, badly can you pls suggest me how to overcome above problems.

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I am male 29 years, having depression problem and always thinking negatively and sometime feeling angry, lonely, badl...
If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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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Tips to stay mentally healthy

Enjyoing mental health means having a sense of wellbeing, being able to function during everyday life and feeling confident to raise the challenge. Just like physical health it is also very important to maintain mental health. Boost your wellbeing and stay mentally healthy by following a few steps

Connect with others - develop and maintain strong relationships with people around you who will support you and enrich your life. The quality of our personal relationship has a great effect on our wellbeing.

Participate and share yoir interests-- being a part of group of people with a common interest provides a sense of belonging and is good for your mental health. Join a club, evening walking group, dance class, book club.

Challenge yourself - learn a new skill take on challenge. To meet a goal. Commit yourself to achieve fitness goal, learn to cook new recipe.

Deal with stress - beawre of what triggers your stress and how you react. Stress is part of life and affect people in different ways. A balanced lifestyle can help you manage stress. Do relaxation, breathing yoga and meditation.

Learn how to understand emotions.--it is important to be aware of what you are feeling. Learning yourself is key part of having mental health.
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Sir m jb bi running krta hun to kuch din bad knee se niche or ankel se uppar bahut pain hota h can you tell me proper treatment and any supplement or yah problem kis vvjah se hoti h.

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Sir m jb bi running krta hun to kuch din bad knee se niche or ankel se uppar bahut pain hota h can you tell me proper...
Do 30 minutes massage with dhanwantharam tailam and leave it for half an hour and wash it off with warm water. Do it 7 days and inform the result.

What are the causes for congestion in chest? I do not smoke and does congestion in chest cause headache and nausea?

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What are the causes for congestion in chest? I do not smoke and does congestion in chest cause headache and nausea?
chest congestion is due to bronchial Asthma,lung infection.Chest congestion cause cough with sputum, there may be slight breathing difficulty
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