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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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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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Quit Smoking

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Quit Smoking
Will power is the key to quit smoking.
Chewing an elaichi (cardamom) or laung (clove) when you are craving always helps.
Also there are many nicotine replacement methods in the market (not only chewing gum). All these should be used under supervision of the doctor.
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Dr. doctor yesterday I contacted a Doctor by phone call. He said that weight loss due to depression and chronic anxiety is good To prevent obesity. Since hearing it I'm becoming very confused. Is it true? I'm male, age-29. Please tell me weather it is correct what is it.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dr. doctor yesterday I contacted a Doctor by phone call. He said that weight loss due to depression and chronic anxie...
The doctor seems to have given an advise which does not seem to be in accordance with medical literature. A person whould have optimal Body Mass Index according to the height. When weight loss occurs in depression and anxiety, it needs to be evaluated for the cause, and addressed accordingly and not a generalized statement as this. All the best.
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I am suffering from hypertension and depression in now days I feel like I am nothing and I can't do anything What to do I am confused What should I do? Help me please sir/mam.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am suffering from hypertension and depression in now days I feel like I am nothing and I can't do anything What to ...
Don't focus on removing negative thoughts, it will come back even stronger! Focus on engaging in positive activities, productive activities, challenging and satisfying activities and leave the negative thoughts alone, they will go away! no need to bother about them. Very useful technique! try it out.. Go out and take a brisk walk everyday, mingle with friends, give more time to hobbies, restart old given up hobbies, eat and sleep regularly, relive the good old days, enjoy life! you become what you think you are!
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I am habichated by cigreet nd I hve so much stress in my neak so what I hve to do.

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 habichated by cigreet nd I hve so much stress in my neak so what I hve to do.
Dear lybrate-user, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivational therapy etc should help you doing so. Take care.
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I am 53 years old, I am suffering from depression and ocd since 2005, taking medicines from the psychiatrist from the last 10 years. I am also suffering from insomnia and I cannot sleep without medicines. Please let me know whether depression, insomnia and ocd are curable or not.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Hello , as you are following the instructions given by your doctor you are doing it. As such with the above duration mentioned these are controllable but one can not say that these are not curable. Most of the time one may need to take medicines life long also. This may not be applicable to you, I am generalizing the issue and mentioning you.
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I m not able to concentrate to my work, to my studies.I think a lot about all this but could not able to make it.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Dear , When you get distracting thoughts, please do not fight them. Simply let them pass. When you fight the distracting thoughts and feeling, you are actually energising them. When you get time you can learn vipassana meditation. Or some of the wonderful online meditation techniques which are easy to learn and easy to practice.
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I am going into depression mode for every small thing which makes me feel that I can not do anything in life. I need a solution for this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am going into depression mode for every small thing which makes me feel that I can not do anything in life. I need ...
You are probably going through a depression. When you have the desire to be happy, you must cling on to that thought because the brain will produce neurotransmitters to promote that feeling. I know it is difficult to hold on to that thought but it is cardinal to your well being. Without concentration the mind goes here, there and everywhere, jumping like a monkey from branch to branch, idea to idea. When there is a natural concentration, we can control our mind and there is peace. This one-pointed concentration on a thought, holding it for as long as we like, gradually collects strength in the mind and in the self. A strong mind is a mind that is peaceful, stable, satisfied and can remain in the deeper meaning of a thought. There is no waste caused by over-thinking, or the high speed of thought: These are the two greatest diseases of the mind these days, which is why there is so much stress and mental breakdown. You can follow these simple rules: 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, eat more of proteins, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, 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 scotching 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: find someone to love and to love you back. A counselor is there only to facilitate you (if you need one, that is), all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended 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.
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I am very much frustrated and depressed and don't want to share my problems with anyone. I always feel like ki apne aap ko ek andhere room me band kar lu and mar jaaun. Kisi se specially doctor k baare me sochne se bahut chid machti h.pata ni q or kis k liye zinda hun mai.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am very much frustrated and depressed and don't want to share my problems with anyone. I always feel like ki apne a...
Your feelings of frustration, depression and feelings of life being worthless all suggest a depressive state of mind, a kind of agitated depressive disorder. It is but natural to feel helpless and have a feeling that no one would ever be able to help you out in depression. However it is my humble advise that you consult a good psychiatrist and start medications and counselling. You would certainly feel better. Take care.
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How to stop uncontrollable, recurring thoughts, depression and Hallucination. From last 3 months I had suffering from that. So how can stop those things.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to stop uncontrollable, recurring thoughts, depression and Hallucination. From last 3 months I had suffering from...
Uncontrollable and recurring thoughts are due to obsessive compulsive disorder, and hallucinations can be due to schizophrenia. You must consult a psychiatrist at the earliest to identify, diagnose and treat the real issue. Later you will have to be under counselling.
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Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I have some problem body pains how to solve my problem not only me my friends also how to solve.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest.
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How should be concentrate our. Mind. While. Studying at. Night. And hw we should learn correctly?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Lybrate-user. First of all, study times and study methods have to be individualized. However there are certain prerequisites for a good study and learning process. Your mind needs to be focused, should have good concentration levels and no distractibility. If you are easily distracted and less attentive that could be a presentation of attention deficit disorder. So also you need to have only the right amount of stress for study. Learning is a combination of attentive reading, grasping and rehearsing what you learnt. Here are few steps to improve your concentration and learning. - set approachable targets for study everyday - do not stretch yourself beyond your physical or mental limits - study in short periods of 40-50 minutes, take relaxing breaks of 5-10 minutes in between. - do not be overdemanding. Know your limitations, study regularly and steadily. Practice makes a man perfect. If you still have issues with concentration and find it difficult to be attentive while studying, see a psychiatrist soon.
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Dear sir, I have a problem that I am suffering from some disease like brain problem my thinking power is very good before but in this time no properly work so please suggest me what can I do for this disease?

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
The only thing is avoid stress and do one work at one time and always be calm and relaxed while doing so that you will increase your concentration power. Be happy. Take care.
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Breaking the Smoking Habit

bachelor of science, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Meerut
Lick a little salt with the tip of your tongue whenever you feel the urge to smoke. This is said to break the habit within 1 month.
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I am getting depressed day by day. Don't no why . But cannot find a way to overcome it. It may be because of my breakup or my bad result in exam. So just getting weak . How to overcome this? ?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am getting depressed day by day. Don't no why . But cannot find a way to overcome it. It may be because of my break...
Can you just wait for the mood to swing back from low to high, do not be overly concerned of your present situation, if it is difficult to be with your state, get a proper counseling done. Take care, this too will pass.
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I have a mental problem I am always during time thinking what I am doing now for relaxation.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I have a mental problem I am always during time thinking what I am doing now for relaxation.
Hi I will prescribe you some harmless flower remedy available in homoeo shops. Mix 5 drops of white chestnut + 5 drops of cherry plum + 5 drops of aspen + 5 drops of mimulus. Mix these with 100 ml water and take twice daily-morning and night.
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I am 48 years old male some time my heartbeat became so fast in the night and as well as in morning also I never had liquor and tobacco what happened please advice me about this.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 48 years old male some time my heartbeat became so fast in the night and as well as in morning also I never had ...
At 48 you should get a cardiac profile done plus Thyroid Profile also.Echo test and lipid profile.get back here with reports.you may not be smoking but pollution is worse than smoke of cigarettes and both are equally bad
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My thinking is always negative by this problem some time I feel to die so request you to suggest me some good way.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My thinking is always negative by this problem some time I feel to die so request you to suggest me some good way.
Please do meditation to relieve stress. Engage yourself in social activities/outing with friends. Take good sleep. Take five phos 4 tabs twice daily.
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I am male 23 years old. My neighbour aunty is around 40-45 years old. I have seen her in petticoat and inner from my room, .she was standing outside her room. Even she saw me. But didn't say anything. See smiled at me. She will be in night only always.in home. I become horny whenever I see her. I need have sex with her. I have asked her indirectly about this .she said yes. So can I approach her for sex.

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. Why not? If she is willing and you want her, you can always have sex with that aunty. But make sure you use condom. Take care.
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What home remedies one should follow to avoid white discharge. I facd this problem from the time of ovulation perhaps. Its panic too perhaps to the womb.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
What home remedies one should follow to avoid white discharge. I facd this problem from the time of ovulation perhaps...
For all females certain amount of white discharge is normal and especially around ovulation. You cannot avoid this but by keeping clean you can avoid infections.
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I just want to ask about my son. He is 18 years old now, just admitted to engineering in mangalore, karnataka. He has some problem, does all studies but when it comes to show his talent through exam or oral he is not doing well. He says whatever he studies he forgets 80% of it, even I make to write. If this continues he may not do well further in his exams. If possible kindly give advise by giving some remedial solutions. (He plays daily basket ball and also goes for swimming)

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 , at the age of 18, memory problems like amnesia are not possible. He must be forgetiing what he studied due to performance anxiety or simply because he don't study systematically and effectively. First of all I need to test his memory abilities. If it is ok I will go ahead with further psychotherapy treatment to motivate him and sharpen his understanding skills. Post a detailed private question to me. You can also consult me online. Take care.
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