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Dr. Supriya Shankar

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Supriya Shankar Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Supriya Shankar is a renowned Psychiatrist in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Supriya Shankar at Dr Supriya Shankar Clinic in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Supriya Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sir/madam I am studying b. Tech. I have a problem like I am forgetting what I am studying soplease send me the solution.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
You might be stressed up for some reasons. Please relax and try homoeopathy to solve the memory problem.
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I am 42 years old lady, mother of 9 years old son. I am a full time employer of an organisation. I suffer very much on mood swing. In a day most of the time I feel sad and in very much trifle matter tears come out from my eyes. I think it is a sign of depression. Please help me how to get rid of this situation.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am 42 years old lady, mother of 9 years old son. I am a full time employer of an organisation. I suffer very much o...
Yes it is sign of depression. But you have chance to overcome yourself. Sad thoughts comes means you are thinking internally so many problems. May be family problems or work problems. Whatever it may be but you are thinking too much about it. Because of your internal thinking process. Externally mood swings time to time and sad thoughts also. That means you are not share your internal thoughts to any other person or friends or family members. Always thinking yourself. But it is not good to your health. Because of secrecy nature. You are suffering with psychological problems. If you want you should overcome it. So better to share your internal feelings with your close friends and family members. Do not be alone. Do not think alone. Talk with friends in a pleasing manner, express your doubts and problems. Take the help of friends. It is always good to you. Feel always comfortable. Eat good food. Walk more time. Sleep right time. Create your own entertainment channels. Think always in a positive manner. All the best. My best wishes.
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I am not able to sleep in night properly and not able to concentrate in work and study. Can you please suggest how to overcome my bad feelings and concentrate.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am not able to sleep in night properly and not able to concentrate in work and study. Can you please suggest how to...
Sleep deprivation will cause a lot of problems with concentration and memory. So get enough sleep and many of yoru problems will disappear. In the meantime please the following to improve memory. 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. 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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I am 18 years old male suffering from depression since more than two years. I have tried a lot of combinations of antidepressants during this period but have had no response. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 18 years old male suffering from depression since more than two years. I have tried a lot of combinations of ant...
You need to meet with a counselor immediately and if that person feels you need to meet with a doctor too, you must do so. You must cooperate with both therapies and be consistent. I suggest that you visit these professionals along with your parents because their involvement is quite critical to your recovery. If it is of recent origin, you could easily pin-point it and take care of it. But I suspect that it may have to do with something in your developmental years, or your family background. In the meantime do the following, sincerely: 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: find someone to love and to love you back. If you love yourself adequately, you will never do harm to yourself. Be positive always and learn to do everything possible to invest into yourself. Life is extremely precious and because the depression, which is a mood disorder, makes you feel like giving up you must still persevere. 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. Because you are young the prognosis is good subject to your cooperation.
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How to improve mental and learning power.? which vitamins cause of forgetness and how to rebuild. Suggest according home remedies and vegetables..

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to improve mental and learning power.?
which vitamins cause of forgetness and how to rebuild.
Suggest according h...
There is no vitamin that can cause forgetfulness. But you can take any or all of these items and experience huge benefits. Stress is a major problem that causes mental distractions and you will need to work on that with a counselor for the best results. Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, pumpkin seeds, avocado, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Now take you pick!
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Don't Be Depressed! Homeopathy Would Help You Overcome Your Blues

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Don't Be Depressed! Homeopathy Would Help You Overcome Your Blues

Homeopathy is a medical science, which is used to cure diseases and is based on the principle of "like cures like". It was developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who was a general physician by profession in Germany. The concept, "like cures like" may sound a bit weird, but it is proved to be successful and homeopathy treatment for any ailment is preferred worldwide. Depression is a kind of mental ailment or disease, which could make a person lose hope of living life and results in hopelessness and sadness. 

There seems no cure to your problems. But in homeopathy we have all the answers to your problems. First we need the signs and symptoms to identify depression. Homeopathy medicines are totally natural and have fewer side effects than allopathic versions.

Types of depression:

  1. Depression due to stress
  2. Depression due to menopause
  3. Depression due to workload
  4. Depression in teenagers
  5. Depression in old people
  6. Major depression
  7. Atypical depression
  8. Dysthymia
  9. Seasonal Affective Disorder

Symptoms of depression are:

  1. Feeling hopeless and sad: The first signal or symptom is the feeling of hopelessness. In this, the patient loses the hope in everything. They feel like being trapped in some kind of cage, from which they are not able to come out.
  2. Lack of interest in anything: Everything seems to be of no use or interest, even your daily work. You don't want to do anything; even the things, which you loved to do like your hobbies and passions, which you no longer find interesting.
  3. Sleep irregularity: Insomnia or oversleeping. Either you sleep too much or do not sleep at all. This could be because of work or other stress in your personal or professional life.
  4. Irritation or unnecessarily getting angry: You start losing your temper easily and that too for silly reasons. You think you are losing control.
  5. Appetite problems: You either stress eat too much or too less or sometimes not at all. You are not willing to even eat your favourite dish is a sign of depression.'
  6. Concentration problems: You can't focus or concentrate on a particular thing for a long time. 
  7. Frustration: You start feeling worthless and might even think of ending your life and getting out of this problem. Your behaviour changes and you can't think properly on one topic.

No need to get disheartened if the above symptoms are plaguing you, because the solution of your problem is in homeopathy. Homeopathy medicines do not have side effects and they remove the ailment from the roots. Medicines like Arsenicum Album, Ignatia, Natrum Muriaticum, Sepia help in various kinds of depressions. These should be taken in proper quantity as directed by the physician to get cured properly.

Related Tip: "How To Deal With Someone Who Is Suffering From Depression"

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Hi I am a 23 year old female suffering from depression and cervical pain and some other problems too. please help me get out of it. Am mentally exhausted and it becomes really tough to spend each day.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi I am a 23 year old female suffering from depression and cervical pain and some other problems too. please help me ...
There are many homoeopathic medicines which help a patient in such cases both physically and mentally. For proper treatment full case history with proper symptoms is reqd. Meantime proper management of neck and head to avoid cervical pain is necessary.
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I feel that my wife is going through a bipolar disorder, really worried about it, as most of the symptoms I could make out from her saying relates to that, don't know what exactly is disturbing her mind, even she had a bad break up in her past which had disturbed her mentally, since our marriage she was okay, now I'm in abroad it seems she is again getting disturbed for the same reason, even she is trying to contact her past too, but when I got to know about it, she said why should she try to be in touch with that person and even she sweared that she didn't do messages, even that guy stays in the same place, I'm worried if this condition goes on will she be able to coup up, at time she talks about suicide, gets frequent headaches, she likes to sleep more, don't have interest in doing anything, losses confidence, lot of other symptoms. Could you please advise what needs to be done. I don't want her to go through this, and get into medication.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I feel that my wife is going through a bipolar disorder, really worried about it, as most of the symptoms I could mak...
You are making a self diagnosis. Please avoid this and if your wife has any such history of past break up and as you are concerned of her behavior and safety then to begin with accompany her to visit a psychotherapist and marital relationship expert and let her have an open platform to talk about for guidance, support and therapy. Medicines may or may not be needed. Move on be quick and have one to one meeting. Connect now, all the best.
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Since 2011 I have been suffering from a disease. I every time talk with me. Feeling much depression. Will it be cured at all? please sir give me satisfactory answer.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
Since 2011 I have been suffering from a disease. I every time talk with me. Feeling much depression. Will it be cured...
It is curable. It has good medicine in psychiatry. But do not depend on medicine. It has some side effects. You come yourself from this problem. You are introvert. Keep all the feelings internally and suffering very much. It is not good for yourself. When you have feelings it is better to share with others. Do not sit alone and do not think too much about this problem. Do not feel and think about I suffered long time. Do not count years etc. Feel always normal. Today everyone has depressive thoughts. If they think seriously they will become psychiatry patients. So do not think too much. Control yourself to change your personality aspects if not possible to possible to yourself. It is better to take help of psychologist. Psychological counselling has no side effects. It improves your personality. It helps to grow your personality. It changes your style management. Better to share your internal feelings and problems with your close friends and family members. Be friendly with every one. Feel always comfortable and be sociable all the time and be happy. Ok all the best.
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I am a 41 years male and married having one daughter of 9 years old, I think I am having in a depression condition, feeling loneliness, tense due to my financial weakness and avoidness by my spouse (I have a doubt that she is in love with some other person) every time I wants something to eat. Please give me your advice to overcome that condition.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I am a 41 years male and married having one daughter of 9 years old, I think I am having in a depression condition, f...
In depression negative thoughts and suspiciousness happen it is the symptom of depression. Your loneliness is your enemy. Why do not you share your personal feelings with your wife. Do not think unnecessary matters. You have one daughter think about her. Do not spoil your marital status with unnecessary doubts. Financial problems are the main cause of all these problems. Better to analyse your financial problems and think about how to overcome from it. This is the work and think about these situations. Take the help of friends and family members. Do not be alone. Share your internal frustrated thoughts to your close mates and friends. Be friends and be sociable. Do not be depressed. Be create your own entertainment channels. Best of luck.
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Which medicine/home remedies should take for the clearance of sweet voice? How should it be treated? I am having a good voice but whenever I started to sing it doesn't stable for a long time. Please help.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Avoid spicy/ sour food/ chilled item Avoid loud voice or shouting Singing need practice, you can join any music institute
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As I was patient of depression from 2years. Its going to b cured finally. Bt I have grt notion to do something myself in society. So when I study something, I develop an urge that I will do something grt like that. Coz of this I have developed an headache. As reading such books inspires me a lot. But develops a headache on me dat leaving only I thing, I sud do something n I will do something. What, s this? May I know plz? What sud I do. Be far from such books?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
As I was patient of depression from 2years. Its going to b cured finally. Bt I have grt notion to do something myself...
Hello, you can do it, of course. Follow the under noted tips to get desired result. * go for meditation for 30 mnts to reduce your stress, anxiety and depression, if any.* take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins.* your diet b easily digestible.* avoid, junk food, dust, scorching sun, watching tv in d late night*ensure, 6 hrs sound sleep in d night. * homoeo-medicine** *@ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ kali phos 6x-4 tabs, thrice a day report fortnightly.
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How should we deal with a patient of depression. We should obey them or disagree with them.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How should we deal with a patient of depression. We should obey them or disagree with them.
Depressed patients mostly have insight. The way u ask agreeing and disagreeing pertains to delusion s which are more common in psychotic disorder, for which the answer is u should neither agree or disagree and play along till the medications start having it effect
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What are the effects of parkinson my hands shake while holding anything someone said it can be parkinson so I wanna know more about it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Thank you for writing to us. Please note the following for your condition: symptoms of parkinson's disease differ from person to person. They also change as the disease progresses. Symptoms that one person gets in the early stages of the disease, another person may not get until later-or not at all. The most common one is tremor: tremor, or shaking, often in a hand, arm, or leg, occurs when you're awake and sitting or standing still (resting tremor), and it gets better when you move that body part. Tremor is often the first symptom that people with parkinson's disease or their family members notice. Besides tremor, the most common symptoms include: stiff muscles (rigidity) and aching muscles. One of the most common early signs of parkinson's is a reduced arm swing on one side when you walk.
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Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
FOOD THAT FIGHT STRESS
# GREEN TEA
# DARK CHOCLATE
# BLUEBERRY
# AVOCADO
# BANANA
# SPINACH
# ORANGE
# SALMON
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I am 34. From india .i am electronic engineer from nagpur university. But I would not ot any jobs in my fields so I will got more pressure in my mind and got depression and my health is also down since 2013. In between my family given one responsibility such as my wife. I got marriage at 2 years ago.

Masters in Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
I am  34. From india .i am electronic engineer from nagpur university. But I would not ot any jobs in my fields so I ...
Would suggest you to get yourself checked by a psychiatrist. Having one or two symptoms does not make it a diagnose for depression. Incase it is after checkup with the psychiatrist, then medicines prescribed can help. You can consult a clinical psychologist alongside who can teach you new ways of coping with your problems.
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I've been smoking since 2010, its like an average of 2 cigarettes per day. So how badly it might have affected my lungs and body? So if I quit smoking now, will it be OK?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Quit right now and you will do a lot of good for your life. Even one cigarette is harmful. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may 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 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. Don?t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. 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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How can I get rid of cleithrophobia its like getting locked alone in a room or toilet anywhere please let me know thank-you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How can I get rid of cleithrophobia its like getting locked alone in a room or toilet anywhere please let me know tha...
If your symptoms are severe or life-limiting, it is always best to seek advice from a mental health professional. Systematic desensitization and other cognitive-behavioral techniques work very well with phobias, but should not be tried without the assistance of a professional. Those with milder symptoms, however, sometimes find relief from a variety of self-help techniques. Leaving an escape route, such as cracking the bathroom door or removing the locks from your bedroom, can help you feel calmer in many situations, but this is not always possible or practical. If you begin to panic, try using purposeful breathing or guided visualization to calm your anxiety. If you have a supportive friend or relative nearby, ask that person to speak calmly with you about light topics. Some people find that the Stop! technique helps curb anxiety, while others find that it does not work in the middle of a panic attack. Although cleithrophobia is never fun, it typically responds well to a variety of treatment methods. With hard work, there is no reason for the fear of being trapped to take over your life.
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Rules for Amazing Life! #DailyInspiration

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Rules for Amazing Life! #DailyInspiration
#dailyinspiration Rule 4: spend first 20 minutes of the day in intense physical workout.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure alzheimer disease. Is this true? If so, which foods do this and how much would you have to consume to get the benefits.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure alzheimer disease. Is this true? If so, which foods...
Several epidemiological studies show that eating a Mediterranean diet dramatically reduces the risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. That means plenty of vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish, and olive oil—and limited dairy and meat.
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