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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
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Fellowship in Royal College Of Physicians
General Medical Council (GMC) UK

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Hi Doctors, Actually I think I have anxiety problem. I feel anger in myself without reasons. I always think about a problem for many days. I am a guitarist and its important to play notes with confidence. But I can't. my hands starts vibrating. My lips too. I hate these things. Sir. I have lack of confidence in me. Or lack of focusing. Its been a long. So help please. We are middle class peoples. I haven't much money to consult privately.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi Doctors, Actually I think I have anxiety problem.
I feel anger in myself without reasons.
I always think about a p...
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Consult a psychiatrist, get your anxiety evaluated and take a course of anxiolytics, you will become alright.
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My dad's nature appears to be very unnatural for eg: yesterday he had gone out in a wedding and then after coming back home he was confused whether he had come back with his car only or with others car and then he was very stressed that he will be prisoned for the case of robbery of a car. So, is it a serious mental problem. Can you please suggest a solution for this.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
My dad's nature appears to be very unnatural for eg: yesterday he had gone out in a wedding and then after coming bac...
go for a complete detox of ur body with the help of ayurveda's Panchakarma therapy. It includes Abhyangam (Massage with medicated oils) n medicated steam bath. this wud rejuvenate ur body - improving ur work efficiency and bettering ur sleep. These procedures will take out the harmful toxins out of ur body - cleansing ur body. Also take Shirodhara which would completely take the stress out of ur body and u will feel light, fresh and full of energy.
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I am 24 year old male Whenever I want to speak in from of any person than my voice don't come clearly from tough and also suddenly got nervous in front of any one.

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
you could be facing social anxiety symptoms. Psychotherapy and relaxation could clear your problem. Please consult a psychologist online or in person. Take care.
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Having pain in my chest while taking long breath. I do smoke sometimes but not regularly.

MBBS
General Physician,
Having pain in my chest while taking long breath. I do smoke sometimes but not regularly.
This is generally a pleural pain. Stop smoking. Do regular aerobic exercises steam inhalations 4 to 5 times a day of few days will suffice. If still you have pain do follow up. Regards.
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Due to lots of health issues like diabetes, BP and their side effects and weight gain due to insulin n medicines. I feel like I am in depression as I can see all the symptoms. Could you please suggest something.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
Due to lots of health issues like diabetes, BP and their side effects and weight gain due to insulin n medicines. I f...
As you have so many physical complaints, it is very likely that you can suffer from depression. Start some meditation yoga. It will help you alot. But if problem persists you have to be started on antidepressants.
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Dear sir I have HbsAg positive and after taking long term treatment my doctor said it will not cure till I die. Can you please tell me what I do? please trust me or not. But tonight only I plan to suicide but I got your website. I hope I will get something good from your doctor. Waiting for reply. Thanks 8099813401.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Please do not take any such step which will do no good to you and your loved ones. God has not blessed you with with this beautiful life so that you can end it like this. If you are not suffering from any symptoms at present you need not worry. You have to take only some precautions about it. This is not the only disease which is not curable. People are suffering from so many deadly diseases and still are facing it bravely. Be positive, there is no need to worry. You can take following treatment amlicure ds syrup 2-2-2 arogyavardhini 2-2-2.
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Im 18 years old. I want to increase my memory power. I forget anything at anytime. I have Very bad memory power. Its causes me bad marks in my exams. Help immediately. Please!

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. To retain any information for long time, you need to understand perfectly and to recite more. Once the information is understood, retained, the recollection becomes easy for the brain. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, social activities etc also helps immensely. Diet rich in fruits and vegetables, nuts, cereals etc helps. I suggest online educational counselling and effective learning methods. Take care.
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He had brain stroke on 9.05. 2015. He was taken to the hospital where he was operated upon and the blood had been drained out of his brain. He had not gained complete conscious, but partially moving his hands, opening his eyes and not much. Please advise further.

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Brain stroke or paralysis can be cured through physiotherapy. It is the most important part of stroke treatment & results in complete recovery in most of the cases. Start it as soon as he is relieved from the hospital. You may consult me.
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Dear Sir, I am facing problem of Anxiety and Social phobia according to doctor last 4 years. Sir I am taking medicine continued but problem not solved. Sir after some days I am facing from of muttering (budbudahat) on his mind to lips. Sir is it schizophrenia? Please help me.

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Psychologist, Vijayawada
Social phobia is a psychological problem. Medicine will not helpful for this aspect. It is better to consult psychologist. Psychological counselling will helpful to come out of this problem. Because of one problem simultaneously other factors also developed. Muttering it is not related to schizophrenia in your aspect. Do not think too much about psychological disorders. Take life style modification and cognitive behaviour modification therapy. It is good to you. It is not caused for any side affects. For social phobia you need to do some work. Do not sit alone and do not think aloneness. Be share your internal feelings and problems to your close friends and family members. Be sociable all the time and be happy. Do not use continuously medicine it is not good for your mental health. It has some side effects. Better to stop the medicine. Change your behaviour you will come from your problems. It is better to consult a good qualified psychologist in lucknow. Be happy all the time. Ok all the best.
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I started smoking in 2010 & i smoke quite a bit much than normal ( means avg. 10 cigarette per day ) so i just want to ask how many months or years it will take to come back to normal life / healthy life as i never smoked if i quit today. Also is there any medication available to quit ? please reply me

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Yes. If u stop cigaratte u will be like before only in few weeks. For that u need to set a quit date. Dont be too much enthusiastic and keep the quit date as per ur convenience. It is not necessary that the quit date should be very close to the day u decide to quit smoking. Lower down ur cigaratte slowly, initially lower down the number per day than when it comes to 2-3 cigarates per day, u can increase the interval period between two cigarattes. Finally u will be able to quit. For craving u need to be highly motivated and still if u feel for cigaratte go for nicotene gums which is awailable in market. Take care
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I am 22 years old and my problem is, what I read that has been expire from my memory beetwin 2 or 3 days. So kindly give me some suggestion to improve my memory power.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, firstly rule out the following, drug and alcohol use can have a negative impact on memory functioning. Exercise and good health are associated with better brain oxygenation and improved speed of learning and recall. Fatigue can interrupt our ability to attend to incoming information as well as to retrieve stored information. The impact of stress and tension on memory abilities should not be underestimated. Feelings of anxiety and/or depression can interrupt your ability to attend to information, store information, and retrieve information. Tips: writing things down can help you remember things. Writing is a form of rehearsal. Writing also allows you to process the information through a other modalitites. Long-term memory requires a structure or framework so that you can retrieve information later. Organize information. Separate information into meaningful groups that share common attributes (e. G. When studying history learn facts associated with a particular time period, a particular person, or significant historical event together, as a group). For more queries and suggestion, you can contact me directly. All the best:)
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Helo, I am 23 years old. I have my back pain to much and also when I head down spinal gets paining. I also have severe headache frequently which is very much painful. This is causing me a huge problem in studies as I can not sit for several hours. Please help.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Yamunanagar
Helo,
I am 23 years old. I have my back pain to much and also when I head down spinal gets paining. I also have sever...
Xray of whole spine should be done to know why it is happened. Check your position of sitting & lying. Do some exercise in morning.
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Iam a 20 years male searching 4 a job. Usually am always alone in my home. Iam always become nervous about my future. Iam always tensed. Because of this kind of thoughts iam not interested in going out and iam afraid of facing other peoples. How to reduce my tension and related problems?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Iam a 20 years male searching 4 a job.
Usually am always alone in my home. Iam always become nervous about my future....
Your symptoms suggest depression or anxiety disorder. Kindly visit a psychiatrist. Eat well, sleep on time, maintain a regular day structure, meditation, breathing exercises, focus on the task, all these will improve apart from psychiatric treatment.
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I am 33 years, male. My anxiety level increases. Whenever I am stress out or concentrate on something. Head becomes heavy. Is there any cure for this?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Yes, there is a cure. Your stress management skills are poor and with some counseling you could lessen the burden on your response to fear. Anxiety has all to do with fear and your inability (or so you would tend to think) to handle the same. Fear is based on looking too much into the future and imagining things that usually do not tend to happen (usually 90% of your fears will not happen). You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. For this you need to develop a fit mind and body: The former, by meditation and mind exercises; and the later, by exercises and proper diet. You need good sleep too. Included in the development of the mind is the handling of emotions, in your case, fear. These changes will give you a handle on life and your perceptions and responses. Prayer is really powerful, if you are a spiritual person. Repeat some personally framed affirmations that are geared to calming you down and building confidence. Do a personality course too. Anything that develops you personally will be of great assistance in building resilience.
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Hello mam/sir. I am 32 years old. In Spite of reading many books on positive thoughts and gratitude still I always have negative thoughts. I am very afraid. In this way I am attracting more negativity to me. What can I do.?

M.D. (Homoeopathy), B.H.M.S.
Homeopath, Surat
Hello mam/sir. I am 32 years old. In Spite of reading many books on positive thoughts and gratitude still I always ha...
You can do meditation, it lets you meet with yourself & gives you inner peace. Understand yourself, try to rule out your problems. And write it down. Think of positive solution for each problem, change your attitude towards it and go for change within yourself. Sometimes, negative thoughts appear due to circumstances, hormonal changes and many other reasons. Its ok to have negative thoughts at times, just ignore it and involve yourself in something creative or productive work.
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Hello sir I am 29 years old I am suffering from panic disorder said by psychiatrist complain of palpitations shortness of breath chest tightness all report that I have done and it's normal echo suggest MVP but it's not dangerous said by doctor but now question is that last 2 month whenever I visited to psychiatry at that time my blood pressure has around systolic 144/140 and diastolic 90 now I am afraid about this what going on and feel fear about this frequently n whenever I am busy with my life at that time I don't have any complain but when I get free all symptoms show on my body now tell me anxiety cause my blood pressure or blood pressure cause my anxiety please sir help me to come out from this stage n tell me that which doctor I have to consult first cardiologist or psychiatrist? Psychiatrist said that your blood pressure due to panic disorder.

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
Hello sir I am 29 years old I am suffering from panic disorder said by psychiatrist complain of palpitations shortnes...
Dear lybrate-user. As you have been diagnosed with panic disorder, all these symptoms including your high blood pressure is normal. These symptoms are normal and natural and never will have any negative health effect to your body. Don't worry. Regarding blood pressure, always it is the anxiety causes your blood pressure. You should leave the symptoms at it. Your psychiatrist is very much correct. Believe him and stop worrying about the symptoms. You should also understand another fact. Panic disorder always is due to an underlying anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am 43, male, feel extremely exhausted all the time, have smoking habit with bp and diabetis, on medication. What could be wrong?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Quit smoking. Start tab bupropionxl150 mg at night. Chew nicotex tab when there is craving for smoking.
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I am short. Only 152 cm height. I am studying in 10th. My parents are tall. My brother is also tall. What could be done to increase my height. Will drinking horlicks milk increase my height.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I am short. Only 152 cm height. I am studying in 10th. My parents are tall. My brother is also tall. What could be do...
Medicine german reckeweg baryta carb 200 single dose morn,(4-5 drops orally) sbl calcarea phos 6x / 6 tabs 3 times a day 10 days foood 25 kismis daily morn, 5 khejurs daily morn 4 bannas daily morn 2 boiled eggs daily morning mixed fruit juice daily evening. Exercise swiming, gym to stretch long bones 20-30 minutes daily.
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What is the Best way to rid out of the stone pain? Operation or any other treatment?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What is the Best way to rid out of the stone pain? Operation or any other treatment?
Thx for the query. It's not clear you want to know abt gall bladder stone or stone of urinary tract. For gall bladder stone, you need surgery. Gall bladder removal. For urinary tract stones. The treatment depends on the size of the stone and the location. It might need surgery if stone is big in size. If small, only medications and plenty of liquids orally may be required. Hope this answer helps you.
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I can't concentrate on studies. I mean I have to study same again and again to grasp the concept. What can I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Something is obviously distracting you. The only thing that we know can and will disturb your concentration is stress. Are you aware of what is causing the distraction? Retaining information to be recalled at will is the role of memory. But preceding memory is concentration. For which you need to do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. Good social contacts are good for memory too: so make and keep good friends. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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.
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