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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 M.D (Psychiatry), D.P.M, MBBS Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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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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Feeling Depressed - 4 Ways You Can Stop it From Ruining Your Love Life!

Fellowship, Council of Sex Education & Parenthood, BAMS, B-Pharm
Sexologist, Jaipur
Feeling Depressed - 4 Ways You Can Stop it From Ruining Your Love Life!

Depression and some antidepressants curb sexual drive. This has a negative effect on the depression as sex releases 'happy hormones'. Thus, depression and your sex life share a cyclic relationship. The effect of depression on your sex life is a result of both brain functioning and physical changes in the body.

Here are a few things you can work on if stress or depression is ruining your sex life:

  1. Break the pattern: Depression often makes a person withdraw from others and cease to enjoy any experience. This becomes a thought pattern that cannot be cured with medication. Talking to a counselor can help unlearn these thought patterns and help people form new social bonds. As part of the treatment, the patient will need to find and explore new ways of enjoying sex that can strengthen strained relationships. Talk to your partner.
  2. Having an open conversation with your partner: It is the key to improving relationships and one's sex life. Talk about your sexual needs and help your partner understand your mental barriers to sex. Find forms of foreplay that appeal to both of you. It is also important for you and your partner to understand that there is no 'standard' to how often you should have sex or how you should feel after it.
  3. Try to stay away from performance anxiety: Don't let performance anxiety take a toll on your sex life. Studies show that being conscious about their performance in bed leads men to lose their erection, which takes all the pleasure away from intimate moments. Instead of being stressed about your sexual performance, focus on your partner's needs and attend to them for a more pleasurable sex life.
  4. Don't make it seem necessary to have sex even if your partner is tired: If you find that stress due to problems at workplace or financial issues is affecting your partner considerably, then respect his/her decision of saying no to sex. Don't pressurise your partner to get intimate just because you want it. Your patience and understanding nature will increase your partner's admiration towards you, in turn leading to a more passionate and happier sex life. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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I feel tired whole the day. My muscles feel very loose and head heavy all the time. I'm not able to concentrate on any thing. I'm also having memory loss and not able to learn numbers or name. Help me!

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I feel tired whole the day. My muscles feel very loose and head heavy all the time. I'm not able to concentrate on an...
I very often get clients in their twenties who report of memory problems which typically affect their studies or work. Many of them have already got several tests done such as vitamin b12 levels, thyroid hormone levels, hemoglobin and so on which are all normal. So what is this condition? as perplexing as it may sound, they do not have true memory issue. What they actually have is what is known as a registration deficit. Let us clarify this further using an example. Consider these two scenarios: scenario 1: 10 names are written on a blackboard and then accidentally erased. Those names are now lost and cannot be retrieved. Scenario 2: 10 names were about to be written but for some reason were not written at all on the blackboard. There is no question of retrieving those names. In both the above scenarios, the names are lost and not retrievable. A true memory problem is like scenario 1 where names are entered into the brain and then lost. This is commonly seen in old age conditions such as dementia. The registration deficit is like the scenario 2 where the names were not entered into the brain in the first place. This happens in youngsters due to concentration difficulties. But just as the final outcome of unable to retrieve names is common to both scenarios, so too, the registration deficit gives the impression of a poor memory. So what are the common causes of this registration deficit? well they include anxiety or depression usually. So the good news that automatically follows is that it can be easily treated!
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Hi, I am under stress. I get panicked when someone leaves. For example if someone is leaving me for 15 days period or a month or so. I get so stressed.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi, I am under stress. I get panicked when someone leaves. For example if someone is leaving me for 15 days period or...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety is overwhelming, consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve.
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My dad chew tobacco regularly .he want to quit but he is unable to quit .der is any medicine?

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
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Chewing Tobacco addiction comes under SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION. Deaddiction treatment is best suited for such addictions. Medically assisted drug detoxification or alcohol detoxification alone is ineffective as a treatment for addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends detoxification followed by both medication (where applicable) and behavioral therapy, followed by relapse prevention.
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I lost somebody close to lost last year and since depressed I don't knw wat can I do.

M. Sc Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counselling, Internship Clinical Psychology, SFBT Certification
Psychologist, Greater Noida
I lost somebody close to lost last year and since depressed I don't knw wat can I do.
Hi, Losing someone close to us is one of the biggest stresses in life, it changes our life in many ways and affects us on many levels. I do not know how close this person was to you and under what circumstances you lost him/her and in what ways your life has changed after his/her passing. Yet the truth of life is that no matter how great our loss, we still have to go on and live our life on a daily basis, somehow we have to find meaning in our life once again to go on living. There are a number of things you can do such as:- - Think of the things that were important to this person, how he/she would have liked to see you doing in life had they been around and then try to do those things. - Honour their memory by doing something that was close to their heart maybe donate or volunteer somewhere; write a diary or journal where in you note down your precious memories with them. - allow yourself to feel the pain, sadness, anger, helplessness, shock etc as these are normal feelings that emerge when we lose someone close to us. Do no try to shut them down. At the same time do not let them overwhelm you, acknowledge them and then also try to do what needs to be done on a daily basis so as to move forward in life. - Speak to your family, friends and near and dear ones, talk about your feelings, ask for help if you need it, go out with them and do some of the things that would have made you and your loved one happy. - allow yourself the time to heal, give yourself permission to take time off when you are feeling down. -Very often we feel disconnected from the rest of the world, it feels as if the rest of the world is going on when our life has come to a standstill. Try to connect with people who may be going through a similar situation or read pages online/on facebook such as The Grief Toolbox etc. They help us to feel normal and give us strength to go on. You could also read a book such as Healing after Loss. - Last but not the least, please pay attention to self care - have proper meals, get good rest and exercise, go for walks, they help us to refresh ourselves too. - If you are experiencing very severe symptoms, then do not hesitate to see a psychiatrist for some medication that may help you to relax and lift your mood too. Hope this helps.
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Hi, mind fresh nahi rahta hamesa burden jaisa mahsus hota hai. Please suggest me something.

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
Hi, mind fresh nahi rahta hamesa burden jaisa mahsus hota hai. Please suggest me something.
Dear user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am 31 years old. I have a 2.5 years old daughter. I suffer from depression and anxiety. My husband is very egoistic and self centred. He is repenting for marrying me. I am non working. Husband is ignoring me sexually and emotionally too. His mother always dominates me. She misguide him and do mischievous activities in his absence. If I inform him den he will not believe or he starts abusing me or threatening me. He keeps saying to others that I am mental because I talk much.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
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I am 31 years old. I have a 2.5 years old daughter. I suffer from depression and anxiety. My husband is very egoistic...
Hello lybrate-user, surely You consulted with a psychologist or psychiatrist and take this medicine. Talk to a marriage counsellor He/She will help both of you to stay happy with each other. Try to find out some work for you from home because your daughter is small or if you can go outside for work then find some good work for you it will keep you busy. If You want any help from us you can contact us we will provide you telephonic counseling for you help.
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I lost somebody last year and since then keep feeling very depressed and preferred to my self. please help me.

MSC Child Psychology, MSc COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychologist, Bangalore
I lost somebody last year and since then keep feeling very depressed and preferred to my self. please help me.
Hello. Thank you for reaching out. I understand that it is very difficult to lose someone, to feel happy or even to connect with anyone but its important that you pick yourself up and move on. Here are a few things you can try to deal with your depression. 1.Identify your strengths and use those strengths and virtues for a purpose that is greater than your own personal goals. 2.Engage in any kind of social work. For example volunteer with an NGO where you can help some improve their life. This will help gain a positive outlook on life. 3.Regular exercise has been associated with improved mental well-being and a lower incidence of depression. Please consult privately for future help.
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Hi Sir, Mujhe depression ki problem thi and ab mujhe medicine se bhi aaram nahi ho raha h. Mera sar ghumta hai kabhi chest me pain hota h to kabhi bhaaripan sa lagta hai. Kaano me mujhe Saara din beep jaisi aawaz halki halki sunai detihai and Kai baar aisa lagta hai. Please suggest for that.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi Sir, Mujhe depression ki problem thi and ab mujhe medicine se bhi aaram nahi ho raha h. Mera sar ghumta hai kabhi ...
Feeling low, having crying spells, sleep and appetite disturbances, and difficulty in concentration and attention are some of the signs of Depression. Consult a Psychiatrist for a detailed assessment. It is likely with medication and counseling the symptoms will improve. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless consult a Psychiatrist immediately.
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I feel stressful and lazy and I am trying to understand what going on but I can't.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I feel stressful and lazy and I am trying to understand what going on but I can't.
try stress control steps like STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1. Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3. Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4. Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5. Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6. Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7. Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8. Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9. Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10. Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11. Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12. Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13. Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14. Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15. Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16. Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17. Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18. Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19. Don’t run from your problems! This only makes them worse. 20. Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress. Remember — we do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you’ll receive If you need any prescription please consult me Regards
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