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Dr. Swaminath Gopalrao

M.D (Psychiatry), D.P.M, MBBS

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

38 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. Swaminath Gopalrao is a renowned Psychiatrist in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 38 years. He has done M.D (Psychiatry), D.P.M, MBBS . You can consult Dr. Swaminath Gopalrao at Smruthi clinic in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Swaminath Gopalrao on Lybrate.com.

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M.D (Psychiatry) - N.I.M.H.A.N.S - 1986
D.P.M - from N.I.M.H.A.N.S - 1984
MBBS - Karnataka Medical College - 1980
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I think I am having a serious type of mental illness . I am feeling depression from few months . I have lost my interest in studies . For a moment I feel happy then suddenly I feel depress. I am also getting sucidial thoughts. Most of the time I want to quit everything . I searched on wikki and found this a clinical depression! I am living in a place where I can not consult to Dr. For this . Please I need help . Rather telling me to go to Dr. Or consulting Lybrate Dr. personally that I can not afford now . Tell me some self doable things for that. Seeking for your reply . Thanks.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think I am having a serious type of mental illness . I am feeling depression from few months . I have lost my inter...
Ok as you like it, 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 scorching 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 every day and learn to be contented 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. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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, 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. 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.
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I have a memory loss problem. I forget the things which I usually do few hours ago.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, loss of memory, lack of concentration may cause due to stress, anxiety, over pressure of work, insomnia, malnutrition, some sort of serious diseases. Be, stress free, first. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, nourish your neurones to calm your nerve down to restore your memory, back. Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance essential to upkeep, repair & energise the body, preventing constipation. Tk, easily digestible diet on time avoiding gastric disbalence which may produce negative feelings. Tk homoeo medicne: @ anacardium 30-6 pills, thrice orally. @ five phos 4x-4 tbs, thrice a day. Avoid, junk food, alcohol, nicotine, tk care, i'll love your feedback for further, follow up, please.
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Does Abel 40 have a side effect of photophobia? I am using it since last 10 days due to high blood pressure 160/100. Now I am having photophobia problem, so whether it is a side effect of Abel 40 tablet?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Does Abel 40 have a side effect of photophobia? I am using it since last 10 days due to high blood pressure 160/100. ...
Blurring of vision is a side-effect of Abel as per literature photophobia as has not been mentioned, but if after starting the medicine you have developed this, my suggestion is stop the medication, talk to your treating doctor regarding what should be done next. And consult an opthalmologist as well.
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Okk I am 17 year old girl. I am an introvert. I have very few peoples in my life who r close to me nd whom I tell anything. But every time I have an excuse that my heart says my mind that I have none to discuss anything. Coz m free with my mom but I can't share my that type of problems because where she feel awkward I also feel awkward. My dad. God .I can't because i'm not so comfortable with my dad as my dad don't give me that place in his life in my childhood. I have a cousin who is my bua ka ladke he is very close to me. But he shares everything with his mom so that's why where I have the conservative family I can't share all problems. because it's about my mom. I hope you understand my words. I have none jiske sath m khulke sari batein kar saku. Yes, I have a mouse she is really good. And very much supportive. But her mindset is also like my mom. I'm really too much frustrated. And after all the things I find something interesting in my phone. And after using the phone I felt tired and after that I can't want to study. And if I didn't study I got low marks and again I feel low awkward and failure. Please suggest what should I do? Please give practical suggestions.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Okk I am 17 year old girl. I am an introvert. I have very few peoples in my life who r close to me nd whom I tell any...
1.no alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily, start your day with walk 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Social support from friends and family members. Interact with your mother more and make her your friend 9. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. Write your daily routine in detail. I will help you to come out of this problem medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat good luck.
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I am 30 years old my mind is so dull, it may be over thinking, depression I am in paramilitary force and not sociable very Introvert. I can't think clearly and concentrate. What are the causes n treatments?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 30 years old my mind is so dull, it may be over thinking, depression I am in paramilitary force and not sociable...
Anxiety and depression tend to go together. Introversion is not so bad if you do not let it cripple you socially. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. 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 scorching 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 every day and learn to be contented 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. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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, 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. 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.
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Im really suffering from stress and tension. Need some serious help. Please give some honest answer and advice. I feel I should consult a psychologist but im scared as to they prescribe medicines and I do not wish to take any. Im just alone and need some life coaching advices in life. Please help me for the same.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Im really suffering from stress and tension. Need some serious help. Please give some honest answer and advice. I fee...
Hello Arzoo you can takr counselling with proper sittings from a good counsellor to clear all your stress n avoid all kind of tension.Counselli g will help you to move ahead with good skills.u canask for further advice
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Is there any test available to know if some is suffering from brain illness like bipolar (except clinical assessment)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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Is there any test available to know if some is suffering from brain illness like bipolar (except clinical assessment)...
Dear lybrate-user. Thanks for the question. There are no tests yet to know about mental status except Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ: The MDQ is designed to provide a tool to aid clinicians in the screening of present and past episodes of mania and hypomania. The MDQ includes 13 questions associated with the symptoms of bipolar disorder plus items assessing clustering of symptoms and functional impairment.
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I am 46 years old male. I have Body dysmorphic disorder from last 3 months. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 46 years old male. I have Body dysmorphic disorder from last 3 months. Please help me.
You need to work with a counselor and a doctor in tandem for best results. The treatment will result in success depending on whether you are willing and are trusting of the other persons involved in the treatment. Depending on what you obsess about, the person who guides you through the process and his/her definition and expertise to say if something is a deformity or not has to be accepted with honesty. The process is open to you challenging the veracity of the other person?s judgment and if well supported by reason you must learn to accept that as the truth and the final truth. This may not happen overnight but given sufficient time to know and build confidence that the therapist is not there just to please you and say anything just to convince you but is being frank and fair, will take time to appropriate. If you are a spiritual person it really helps to know that you are made in ?God?s image and likeness?, and that while we are all different, we are unique and spectacular in so many ways. Unfortunately this blessing of being in His image is flawed in humans for various reasons and so we are naturally oriented to emphasizing the defects to the negation of all other positive assets! This is exactly the problem with dysmorphic disorder: we can focus only on some perceived dissonance in our make-up and will hold steadfastly to it even against any or all evidence! However much you try to reset it, you will still not be satisfied. But if you trust someone to say the truth and are willing to believe in that person, you will be free of this disorder. You are a spark of the divine, and just as the drop is the ocean and the ocean is the drop, so are you divine in as much as the divine is you.
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I feel very weak day by day what should I do and I also think so much which slowly taken me in the depression :(

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I feel very weak day by day what should I do and I also think so much which slowly taken me in the depression :(
Hi, get your blood tested for cbc, hb%, s. Calcium, s. Ferritin and esr. Simple nutritional deficiency can cause general weakness of the body. Would advise you to take homoeopathic medicines - alfaalfa tonic and five phos. - both thrice daily, and let me know about your condition after a month. Management: daily intake more of healthy, nutritious and balanced food which includes green vegetables, seasonal fruits, salads, legumes, pulses, eggs, milk & milk products, oats, cornflakes, muesli, nuts, lean meat (chicken & few seafood), etc. Keep yourself well-hydrated by taking at least 10-12 glasses of water in a day, also increase intake of other fluids like coconut water, shikanji, jaljeera, gulkand, rooh-afza, lassi, curd, etc. Which has got cooling effect on the body during this hot summer weather. Sleep for 6-9 hrs at night and 1-2 hrs. During daytime. Avoid going out or playing under the sun, best time is after sunset. Wear a hat with broad brim, wear sunglasses whenever you are out in the sun. Don't awake late nights, follow motto of'early to bed, early to rise' avoid unnecessary exertion or stress.
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My parents separated when I was 3. I have been victim of domestic violence by my elder sibling since childhood. He has beaten me and my mother always I think he has anger issues and has bossed around me countless number of time. But now he is better now. 2 years back a friend of mine encourage me to masturbate and I got addicted to it. And I have been depressed and suicidal since long time I also have been very close to killing my self once. But there have been period when I used to feel very high between these years that make me doubt if I have Bipolar Disorder. I also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks. And I think it's all due to addiction of masturbation. I can't really stop it. My longest streak without doing it was 6 days but then I started to feel anxious and panic attacks and then I relapsed. I am tired most of the time. Have serious insomnia. Find it hard to concentrate and remember routes. Need some serious help:(

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My parents separated when I was 3. I have been victim of domestic violence by my elder sibling since childhood. He ha...
Masturbation is a very healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Nearly 99% of men and more than 60% of women masturbate. It starts from adolescence and goes on in some people even till death. The pleasure (orgasm) from masturbation is said to be unique from sexual intercourse. In men, most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy. Many equate masturbation/ seminal fluid loss to lack of energy, impotency and so on. Many quacks, religious heads and pseudo healers also propagate the idea that masturbation is a disorder/ and wrongful behavior and instill fear on the mind of innocent men and women (we can see posters in train and bus stand, offering help for this behavior). Consult a psychiatrist, if you have excessive masturbation guilt or compulsive masturbation. Compulsive masturbation is when a person continues with frequent masturbation neglecting his/ her other work like education, job or social obligations. In fact masturbation.
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