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Dr. Supriya Shankar

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

800 at clinic
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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Hi I don't know if m right but I think m in the beginning of the tensed or depression stage. I don't want to eat sleep or talk to anyone. Cant share my feelings. I get upset on small things. I don't know who to ask? Can u help.

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It may or may not be depression. You need to get it tested with a psychiatrist and meet a counsellor to help you sort out your feelings and upset feelings. Holding onto these thoughts will only worsen your condition. Please take professional help.
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I'm a 28 year old man and I have not attained any manly hairs on my face and what little I have is too much less compared to my age. I am mentally stressed because of this problem please do help me out.

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I'm a 28 year old man and I have not attained any manly hairs on my face and what little I have is too much less comp...
Hi, kindly get checked estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels in your blood. With the findings meet a physician.

Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment should be erased.

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Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment sh...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings.

I have a problem of stammering. I consulted many doctors but my problem is with me. Im 24 years old and whenever I am but nervous I usually start stammering to any question I am being asked. Please help me if you have any suggestions it will be helpful.

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Advice: _ speech assessment by speech therapist Breathing exercise by different types small and long sentence exercise continue Regular speech therapy.

My kid is 6 yes old. He has weak memory. He forgets every thing. Pls tell wht to do.

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Forgetfulness could be a symptom of adhd. It may not be a memory problem but a problem of attention. Usually it gets better with age. Some medicines are available to improve the attention in adhd so that studies are not affected badly. See a psychiatrist for clarification.
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I am 21 yeras old female I have taken small thing of jobs taken tension, I was think too much how to stop it?

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Try (homeo) ignatia 30. Plus(bochemic) kali phos 12x 4 pills 4 times a day. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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Hi I am a 25 years old gal and I hav some memory problem I forget lessons suffer a small but big prblm.

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
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Dear, At your age, Memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.

Hello, since childhood I am very emotional person. How to control emotion? I can't control emotion. I am also little bit sentimental. How to cope up with it. If anyone slams me, I easily became emotional. And I cry. For that. How to be mentally very strong? Pls help. Any guidance.

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Hello, since childhood I am very emotional person. How to control emotion? I can't control emotion. I am also little ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. There is nothing wrong in being emotional. Emotional stability comes according to experience. You will overcome these emotions in appropriate time. Till then don't worry about it. Take care.
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Sir I have a bad habit to eat (gutkha) tobacco. I want to quit it but I unable to do it. Please tell me what to do?

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If it is Hans and gutkha products, they are both very dangerous. I am so glad that your intention is to quit these habits. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Both are tobacco products and will therefore have addictive components to them. It may feel like you can’t stop but that it really not true. If you do not try, then it will never happen. You must try and try again until you succeed. The problem with addiction is that you have two products which are both conditioned to various events in your daily life and as such it will make it difficult but not impossible. You could work with an addiction counselor to help you process the rehabilitation. It is important to first find out about the ill-effects of tobacco use to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary and true. The nicotine in tobacco 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 consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Nicotine also reduces the erectile capacity of your penis to hamper satisfying sex. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. You need to 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 tobacco drive reduces, substantially. Both will help but I am inclined to favor the gum because it is an oral habit and it will occupy the mouth just as though you were still chewing tobacco. When you want it will be easier to give up the gum. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-users for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit consuming Hans. 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.

I'm 22yo engineering student. I think I have very low memory as I can't remember and concentrate on my studies I recently came to know about an amazing drug modafinil. Even Indian air force use this drug for concentration. Can I use that drug to enhance my memory?

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
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Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You don't need any drug. Memory and mind power depends mainly on three aspects. Understanding, storage and recollection. To understand what you are studying, you must be able to be attentive or concentrate. Concentration is possible when you are interested in that subject. Creative way of learning can help you concentrate and understand easily. When you are able to understand and concentrate, it is stored within your brain. If you read more and more it will be store in long term memory. Third part is retrieval. Whenever you want to retrive what you learned and stored, your brain gets the request, searches the database and retrieves the information for you. The retrieval may prove to be difficult if you are anxious, stressed, worried or tired physically or mentally. Retrieval is more easy when you are relaxed and healthy. Brain needs nutrients to keep itself sharp. Fruits, vegetables and dry fruits provide much needed nutrients for your brain. Include at least one fruit in your daily diet. Physical exercises, entertainment, hobbies, relaxation, memory games like sudoku etc help keep your memory sharp and active.
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I noticed that smoke is coming out from my stool and I am having yellow urination from 3-4 months. Even I had black stool in between. So, what does it imply? Is it a serious problem?

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I noticed that smoke is coming out from my stool and I am having yellow urination from 3-4 months. Even I had black s...
You maybe suffering from acute gasteroenteritis. It could be caused by food poisoning or viral or bacterial infection. You need to keep your body hydrated by drinking isotonic fluids like ors. You can take anti diarrhea medicine and anti vomiting medicine. If your symptoms persist, you will need to do blood tests and stool tests. You should take some soups or porridges like rice soup or porridge with added salt to supplement the lost fluid from your body. Natural fruit juices and coconut water is also very good to regain the electrolytes and fluids that are lost due to vomiting and diarrhea.

Sir/maam I am 23 years, I want to quit smoking. I tried many times but failed. I smoke 1 pack or less everyday. Is there any medication to stop smoking? I am 6 ft tall and my weight is 86 kg. Does quitting cigarettes make me gain more weight?

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First of all l feel really happy for you guys who have guts to digest the truth that habitual smoking is an addiction and I am very much sure that guys like you although understand the disatrous effectss of habitual smoking but out of their craving or compulsion are unable to do so.But I wll try to figure out a clear picture in front of you and let you decide how to quit this habit as I think you are strong enough to quit this habit as you have a strong mind to accept this addiction. 1.Priyam,you might have started moking 4-5 year back .Just think it yourself that was this the age to start smoking.This Is the age to relish your time,your age,free from all tensions just enjoying your Parents luxuries but you opted the other way,putting yourself into the darkness of fumes,Smoking .You just think how much money of your parents you have wasted till now. 2.Just ssee the poor people around you who cant make up for one time meals.Just think that if you were not ssmoking ,how many of them would you have fed during last 2 years and try to feel that happiness that you must have got and now you are deprived off. 3. Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. I uggest you to join a SUPPORT GROUP of people who have quit smoking by hearing their experiences with you. 4..You can quit. All you need is the proper motivation. Maybe a visit to a pulmonary clinic might help. Take a long look around at the people in the lobby. Many of them are like you (and me), they smoked for years and always had the excuse that it was just too hard to quit. Just think, if you keep lighting up, you can end up just like them. If you really want an eye-opener, go to a hospital and volunteer your services for a month or so. Every time you light up a cigarette, you get one step closer to that for an end. Be strong. You can beat this habit just like millions of people do every year. You just need a stronger reason to quit - at least a stronger reason that the one you use to defend your smoking. Good luck. I know what it feels like to be on both sides of this thing. 5.. It's important for you to reprioritize your spare time that would have been spent smoking. Try a new hobby, get out and & walk/exercise, read ... anything. Remember that cravings only last a couple of minutes. 6.You will have to face the withdrawl effect once you top smoking but if you slowly top this habit by pledging to decrease 1 cigratte every week from your pack,life will be more eay for you.Cigratte quitting will have no impact on your weight but few months after quitting cigrattes you ill feel more energetic and happy. 7.Myself being a homoeopath will prescribe you some very effective homoeopathic medicines along with management for quitting this habit.Consult me.

I have acute mental stress and regular pulpitation and i am taking anti depression medicine and cardio preventive medicine but my mental tension is not curing .Tell me what i do.Laways i feel that there may be heart attack immedietly and suddenly my anxiety increase.No releif from medicine.Please suggest?

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
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Dear Azam, You need to get educated about anxiety and panic attacks. The more you know the more you will be relieved. Due to anxiety attacks you will never have heart attacks because anxiety is body's natural defense mechanism. Don't worry and take care.
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I am 23 years old and my memory is shortened now I cant remember the all thing I read with page no.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Hello, I can suggest you few really simple to do tricks which can help you with your memory, concentration & also help you study better. 1. Sleep at least 7 consecutive hours at night 2. Do 30 minutes of rope skipping or brisk walking daily 3. Do at least 15 minutes of pranayama or meditation daily 4. Avoid smoking, alcohol & spicy foods at night 5. Study in this format, 30 minutes study followed by 10 minutes break in which you have to walk around or do stationary cycling. Apply these tricks for next 10 days & get back to me for next action plan. Good luck.
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I am 26 and having tension about the future.

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I am 26 and having tension about the future.
Work out the stressor, try to find out solution, have solution oriented thought process rather than problem oriented, give your 100 percent efforts, don't worry about future

Hi. I' m a 49 year old woman. I have a bad body pain, especially in my back and knee. They are also accompanied with irregular periods and indigestion.

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Hello it is one of allergic & also ostothretic infection symptoms. U strat: Tab. Pan-40 ( once in daily morning in empty stomach) for 1month. Tab:- Tab- Gestic (daily one) 1 Month Syp:- Aristozyame r Digiplex ( daily twice. 2-2 spoons w equal water). After the 10 days u write me. Ok.
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My father is 74 years old, he forgets everything like where he worked, what is home address etc, now days he wants to go out of the house frequently, once he had gone and didn`t returned one whole night, luckly we found him, what is his problem and treatment also.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
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Usually in old age, gradually memory power vl b decreased, along vth the decline in activity of brain function. But here, your father's condition, v can think of more rapid decline. Diseases like geriatric dementia (its a c/o related to memory loss in old age, alzheimer's, parkinson's disease r other any other neurological c/o shouldb excluded, where dopamine levels gradually come down. So, once take your father to show a neurologist to get ptoper check up, so that the diagnosis could b done, accordingly the t/talso as per requiremnt. Dont delay.
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I am 20 year old boy. I don't have concentration in my study. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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At your age there may be a lot of distractions going on that may be the cause of the problem. Even so there are some things to do that will alleviate the situation, if you followed them meticulously. If you are under some stress, there will be difficulty remembering. So if you handled stress better, you will certainly improve. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is rested well to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. So, catch a good 8 hours of sleep every night. 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 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. You may also meet with a counselor to take care of the stress related emotions, and then you will fare better too.
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I am a smoker since last 3 years. I want to stop it but not succeed yet. please tell me that how can I stop this.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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Tobacco cessation clinics are located at various places in india. Consultation with local psychiatrist will be more helpful to quit smoking. Treating doctor may use nicotine or non nicotine replacement therapy along with counseling.
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I am suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder from last 4 years and it is repeatedly going on 2 times a year I took medicine flunil 20 mg it works but after several months this disease returns. How to get rid of ocd permanently? Please help.

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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Hi OCD for quite a few is a recurring issue. Good thing in your case is you r responding to first line meds in low doses which is great. The permanent cure for you is to stick to medicine long term under supervision of a good Dr. Period. Keep your expectations real n live a happy n fulfilling life. Wishing you a good response ahead. Rgds.
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