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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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I just used to think about some unusual past. How can I stop this and how can I develop myself to positive ?

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I just used to think about some unusual past. How can I stop this and how can I develop myself to positive ?
DO OTHER EXTRA ACTIVITY LIKE SINGING , DANCING ETC DO MEDITATION OR YOGA DAILY EXERCISE 30 MIN U CAN TAKE HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE ACONITE 30 (4 PILL) 2 TIMES/ DAY FOR 15 DAYS FOR BETTER RESULT KINDLY CONSULT .
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I drink whisky. Is alcohol bad for liver? And what are the symptoms of flu? Please doctor tell me in detail.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I drink whisky. Is alcohol bad for liver? And what are the symptoms of flu? Please doctor tell me in detail.
Yes it's bad for liver specifically when its more than 2 pegs a day....otherwise also it puts a stress on liver to metabolize it Flu may present as headache ,running nose,congested eyes etc
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I am 25 year old male and I m suffering from panic disorder from last 3 years. Whshould I 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
Dear , panic disorder is always due to underlying anxiety disorders. You need to understand and manage your anxiety problems and learn how anxiety triggers panic attack. Both are curable using psychotherapy, meditation and awareness. Don't worry. If you want more information, you may ask a private question to me. Take care.
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I got married on 29th jan 2015. My issues are post marriage issues. Problems with in laws. I am telling you the stray from starting. After coming to my in laws home within first 6-7 days I came to know that my sister is law has an love affair with a boy who is from my moherinlaws side relationship. So he is from our relative list. As that time I was new to that home as a newly wed bride I thought these were small. Problems and I stood as a.support to. My whole family. Some time I tried to make understand the situation to my mother in law and some time to my sister in laws. As the boy is our relative in laws are not able accept him as their jamai but my sisterinlaw was stubborn she would marry him only. Everyday fightings quarrels are going on. Everyone forgot that they were my lovely days also after all I am a newly wed bride I also have some dreams . No one think about my feelings . These problems make my husband also quiet nervous as she is his only sister. I was really get pissed off the situation they ruined my all festivals which are celebrated after marriage. The situation of the house was very bad. Then at last when I saw that nothing will change it is going on since one year I warned them that please solve the situation or everything will be finished and I came to my mothers house for 15 days. Then when I returned home back after 15 days I saw the situation is quite developed. mother law accepted my sil's relationship the after that that problem solved. When the situation was bad I sometime given support to my sister in law but in laws does not like that. Now my in laws always give more preference to my sister in law, loves her like I am not there. They doesn't give preference to me. I lost my dignity nothing of mine is not liked my them. Now they had problem with me. Some days earlier I made some complain usually as a family talk of my husband to my mother and father in law. My father in law get angry then in then and came near me to give me a slap. That day was the worse day of my life really I got so hurt like lost everything I skip my dinner that day go on crying the whole night. From that day onwards I stop talking much to them I don't used to get out of my room feel weakness, talk to no one much, not getting interest in any thing now the effect of this is also affecting our husband wife relationship. I did not go for outing with husband he also get disturbed with the situation. please suggest after all this what could a newly wedded girl could do. Someone should understand from the family that she is also new here she has also a heart. I am a working lady my working hours is huge like 10 hours. Waiting for a reply.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I got married on 29th jan 2015. My issues are post marriage issues. Problems with in laws. I am telling you the stray...
Hello lybrate user your is quite complicated situation. You wanted things to settle down once it got it disturbed u. I know as newly wedded you must had some dreams but coz of these circumstances it made difficult for u. Raising hand was not a good idea that time your husband should hv intrupted. After all you are his responsibility. Try to think about positive life with him. Today your priority should your both s relationship rather then anything else.
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Due to unemployment really feels depressed. Please guide me to refresh myself and make me comfortable.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
Due to unemployment really feels depressed. Please guide me to refresh myself and make me comfortable.
Keep yourself relaxed so I that you can take proper decision about your future exercise and meditate.
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I am suffering from anxiety, i am taking regular medicine since 3 years. How can i come back?

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello, can you tell me details of your medications & nature of your anxiety problems? Is it related to specific situations or thoughts or does your anxiety is present all the time especially getting flared up when faced with small daily hassles of life? How is your sleep & appetite? Do you also suffer from sexual problems like poor quality of intercourse satisfaction? We shall need a combined approach of certain lifestyle modification & medications. If you need help, do get back with aforementioned information. Good Luck
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Sir I want to suicide what is the best and possible way to be dealt in case of suicide. Hoping for a postive reply.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Suicide is not an end its better u try adjust in life. Struggle is a part of everybody;s life u can come for counselling I will help u.
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Hello Dr. I am 32. I get frustrate quickly on small issues. Sometimes I loose my mind and started thinking of bad things like committing suicide or quitting home. Headache and body pain have become common. This is disturbing me and my family becoz I am married person. Is this a depression? What should I do to get rid of this problem?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello Dr. I am 32. I get frustrate quickly on small issues. Sometimes I loose my mind and started thinking of bad thi...
Hi, you may have low frustration tolerance, you will need to develop that, or impatient personality, exaggerating issues. I think psychotherapy is best suitable for you. Pen down your negative thoughts and discuss with a psychologist. Exercise daily for an hour. Only after discussing in detail we narrow down the areas that have to be focused on.
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My father is 70 years . For last 10 years If he shout too much with some body or fell too much stress / Anxiety he felt that his heart is palpable but NO PAIN in any where in the chest . After 5-10 min it become normal. His Heart Rate is 62 and his BP is 125/70 mmHg. Will he take statin ?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
My father is 70 years . For last 10 years If he shout too much with some body or fell too much stress / Anxiety he fe...
Tips to reduce anxiety and stress 1. Sleep well and regular. Irregular sleep can have some serious consequences. It affects both our physical health and also contributes to anxiety and stress. Anxiety as such also leads to disruptions in sleep. When feeling anxious, always try to get a full 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep and it can work wonders to improve your condition. 2. Always keep smiling. Take a quick break in between your hectic work to get some laughs with your friends. Laughter can reduce depression and anxiety and has proven benefits. 3. Tidy up your living space or workspace. Keep your things clean and clutter-free. That helps us think clear and thus reducing levels of anxiety. 4. Say thank you often. Expressing your thanks for something helps reduce anxiety. 5. Eat smart. Eating more of foods which are rich in vitamin b and omega-3 fatty acids and also healthy whole grain carbs. Vitamin b contributes to good mental health. While omega 3 fatty acids help with both depression and anxiety. Whole grain foods boost serotonin and helps us remain poised. Eating high-sugar content food and processed foods can increase levels of anxiety. 6. Learn to breathe well and relax. Short, shallow breaths arise when you are tensed. So consciously breathing deeply, plus increasing the duration and depth of breathing helps relax the body and mind to a great extent. 7. Meditate. Meditation has so many positive effects on stress, mood, and anxiety. Club meditation with positive thinking to improve your general well-being and overall health. Yoga is also very effective to take off stress from the body and mind by deep relaxation and breathing techniques. 8. Chill and be silent. Reduce the noise and clutter talk that contributes to anxiety. Find time for yourself and be alone to muse upon your own matters without anyone disturbing you. 9. Worry. Yes, we can cause ourselves to freak out, but only for a certain amount of time. When something weighs heavily on your mind, or you believe something terrible is most definitely going to occur, commit to only creating that worry for 20 minutes. Think of all the possible outcomes of the scenario, figure out some game plans, and then quit thinking about it after 20 minutes go by. Have a friend call after the allotted time has passed to avoid the temptation of going over the time limit. Or schedule some of that playtime right afterward. 10. Plan for the future but do not worry about it. Make time tables and to-do lists so that you will not be worried about finishing stuff and so that you can increase your productivity. 11. Be positive. When you feel anxious, train your mind to think and feel positive and give reinforcement to yourself that you can handle any situation. This will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety symptoms. 12. Smell relaxing stuff. Go out to your garden. Smell a fresh rose. Take a deep breathe and allow the relaxation to course through your whole body. You can also use relaxing aroma therapy and use it indoors. 13. Go out and spend time with your friends and family. Spend time with your pets social support reduces anxiety and stress to such a great extent that it is almost always bearable. So next time you get on your nerves, go out with your friends, chat with them, watch a movie, spend some time watching the waves in the beach with your partner, talk to your siblings. If you have tried all these and still have problems, please consult me for prescription medication.
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I am on clomipramine fluxamine clonazepam zolpidem and propanolol for my ocd. i am gaining a lot weight esp central.Please help me.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You are on too many medications. Well try to find out with your own Psychiatrist what he wishes to prescribe. Weight control can be achieved by reduction of Clomipramine,hopefully and Try Topiramate to control weight.
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My son is 4 years old , he can not speak properly , when we ask any questions to him he repeated same questions , his teacher says his behaviour is not like others children , please consult.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My son is 4 years old , he can not speak properly , when we ask any questions to him he repeated same questions , his...
Please consult near by pediatrician in person meanwhile give sarswatarishta 7.5 ml twice a day train him for pranayam and yoga.
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I'm 20 years old and since the last year I've been smoking. I want to quit. How can I overcome the urge?

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Start your stop smoking plan with start s- set a quit date: choose a date within the next 2 weeks, so you have enough time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit, if you mainly smoke at work, quit on the weekend, so you have few days to adjust to the change. T- tell family, friends and co-workers that you plan to quit: let your friends and family in on your plan to quit smoking and tell them you need their support and encouragement to stop. Look for a quit buddy who wants to stop smoking as well. You can help each other get through the rough times. A- anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting: most people who begin smoking again do so within the first 3 months. You can help yourself make it through by preparing ahead for common challenges, such as nicotine withdrawal and cigratte cravings. R- remove cigrattes & other products from your home, car and work: throw away all of your cigarettes, lighter, ashtrays and matches. Wash your clothes and freshen up anything that smells like smoke. T- talk to your doctor about getting help to quit: your doctor can prescribe medication to help with withdrawal.
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How to control depression and blood pressure (now 170) pl take an immediate action.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
How to control depression and blood pressure (now 170) pl take an immediate action.
Doing regular exercise which will make you sweat is a wonderful and healthy manner to get rid of depression. Along with overcoming depression, you will find your BP coming under control, your personality improving, your digestion and sleep improving. And all this without depending on any medicines. Wish you a happy prosperous and healthy Diwali.
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I have been suffering from bipolar disorder Seiziure (depression ) for 1 1 year please help me out with this.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have been suffering from bipolar disorder Seiziure (depression ) for 1 1 year please help me out with this.
It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i. E. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding.
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How to Quiet my smoking habit. I have use all experiments but I get negative Answer so kindly suggests me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You must try and try again until you succeed. Loss of control over the addiction is not surprising since that is a major part of the enslavement to substances. That also means that if you want you can give it up anywhere, anytime. But the better reason to give up smoking is to relate to the harmful effects of tobacco. Also the peer pressure is very great while in college and in the hostel, and it appears that you are not able to say ‘no’. To be ‘in’ with the crowd you may hesitate to refuse to join them and go along with the flow. But this is hurting you further, and down the line you will find it increasingly difficult to quit. Do it now even if your friends ostracize you: your life is at stake, not theirs. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I used to get worried for even simple things. How I can overcome this? Thanks in advance.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I used to get worried for even simple things. How I can overcome this? Thanks in advance.
Take Stramonium 200 1 dose now and then start taking cosmos 30 2 doses daily for 2 weeks. Your worriness for small-small matters should be reduced. And you should start feeling relaxed with 2-3 days. Still if you have any queries, then please let me know. :) Take care. :)
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I am 35 year male I have stress and depression so many medication I took but get result please tell what to do.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MPHIL
Psychologist, Mumbai
Sometimes medicines alone don't work. You need to establish a daily routine of exercise and diet. If you feel the need to talk to someone and get clarity on things that trouble you then you can talk to a therapist or counselor.
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I am 29 year old married women. From last few days I am feeling something cheek in my throat. Also I feel tension in my back muscle and chest pain. Also I feel very low and tiered. After marriage I found myself tensed and it increases day by day. My husband's dad has cancer and I feeling fear of cancer all the time. I dont talk much now I feel difficulty to sleep. I wake up late. I feel low all the time. Also I have gained 11 kgs in last 1 year. Please advise what kind of problem I am suffering.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 29 year old married women. From last few days I am feeling something cheek in my throat. Also I feel tension in ...
You are definitely suffering from depression. I do not think that it is a good idea not to talk about what is going on. You must express your feelings to someone. But now I suggest you find a counselor and discuss what is going on. I do not know if it is because of the tension or for other reasons but you seem to have what is called weak ego boundaries. Your father-in-law’s cancer is, for whatever reasons his problem, but you seem to have identified with it and taking on the fear of you developing it yourself. You must learn to detach from him and only if there are sound reasons for you to get cancer, it is a remote possibility. Perhaps the marriage itself is too much pressure for you. When you meet with a counselor and if that person finds you in need of meeting with a doctor, then you must cooperate with both the therapies for good results. The earlier you treat this condition the better. 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 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. 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 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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