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Dr. Swaminath Gopalrao

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

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

37 Years Experience  ·  400 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 37 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 lost someone close last year ans since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I lost someone close last year ans since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please h...
You are going through grief reaction, which is normal after loss of a loved one. Time is the healer for the emotional and behavioral changes, however if your depression is severe enough to affect you in a significant manner, kindly consult a psychiatrist for short term antidepressant medication, depending on the complaints. Try to get away from loneliness and meet other friends or relatives.
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I have naturally stammering problem. So I can not get a band in ielts. So please tell me what can I do.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Vijayawada
Practice everyday to reduce your anxiety as anxiety can lead to stammering and hence you need to overcome it. Practice by standing in front of a mirror then with your friend and later with persons whom you are not familar.
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Hi I am 20 years old. I want to quitting smoking and alcohol but can't do this. Everytime I try to.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Giving up both is going to be a difficult task but not impossible: they support each other as addicting substances and while one may be given up the other will keep pulling at your enslavement. Since you have probably tried and found it extremely difficult I suggest you do one of the following: It sounds like you are in an advanced stage of alcoholism and tobacco use and need admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help deal with this problem. 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. Now it is difficult to give up all by yourself because you have become addicted to alcohol and tobacco and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that you can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. you will have a serious reaction, if you consume even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that you do not only consume the medication but you are also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ?cross addictions? i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking in particular and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else?s support you can get and act on it fast. If you are not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick you up, after you are completely drunk, and admit you by force. This will however, require the family?s consent. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions. This must be your last and final attempt and make it a successful one.
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Which is the best mouth wash available in India, I heard some mouth washes which contain alcohol leads to oral cancer, Presently I'm using listerine.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Which is the best mouth wash available in India, I heard some mouth washes which contain alcohol leads to oral cancer...
Most of them don't have alcohol they r chlorehexadine or iodine based , excessive use of every thing may b bad
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What Is Bipolar Disorder?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is the medical term for extreme depression and mood swings that are abnormal or too frequent. The mood swings may go from depression to mania, where the symptoms may border on suicidal behaviour, and other such dangerous tendencies. Find out more about Bipolar Disorder with this article.

Main Symptoms: The major symptoms of Bipolar Disorder are hypomania and depression. The patient may swing between these two states on a sudden basis. The dramatic mood swings do not have a set routine or pattern and can strike at any given time. The patient may be in a certain kind of state for a prolonged period like many weeks and months, or can even be in a certain state for a matter of days, before the next mood strikes. 

While hypomania is a very severe outcome of Bipolar Disorder, many people do not recognise it as a problem until it gets out of hand. This state can actually make a person feel high on energy where the patient may also achieve all-time highs in terms of productivity and a sense of wellbeing. This state can switch to a state of depression and hopelessness within a matter of days or weeks.

Types: Bipolar Disorder can be categorised into many types, depending on the level and severity of the mood swings. To begin with, Bipolar Disorder has full blown cycles of ups and downs in the mood of the patient. The up mood never really manifests into full fledged mania. This is a more mild form of the disease and the symptoms are often missed. 

Rapid Cycling is another form of Bipolar Disease where a patient may experience at least four or even more episodes of major mood swings within a period of 12 months. Further, Mixed Bipolar is a form of the disease where the depression and elevation may come together or in rapid succession of each other. Cyclothymia is another mild form of this mood disorder and comes with subtle changes in one's mood.

Diagnosis and Treatment: While the diagnosis is done by a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist with the help of an examination of the symptoms, the treatment includes long term counselling and therapy as well as medication for more severe cases. The drugs and therapy aim at making the mind more stable with psychotherapy. Drugs like lithium or benzodiazepine can also be prescribed to control sleeplessness and hyperactivity as well as hostility and suicidal tendencies.

Talking and discussing things are the foremost methods used by psychiatrists when it comes to treating this disease. Persistent mood alterations must be run past a specialist in the field.

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I have anxiety disorder, my body is shivering or shaking when im nervous or angry.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have anxiety disorder, my body is shivering or shaking when im nervous or angry.
Dear Lybrate User, Please consult a Counsellor. The Counsellor will help you what is causing this anxiety. There are certain techniques that can be used to help you get rid of your anxiety. The process will help you to understand your anger also. Please seek Counsellor's help. Take care.
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I have a young, very mature sibling who is dominating, abusive to us and parents. One minute she is a raving lunatic, hurling abuses and insults and the next minute nice and calm. She creates drama, twists and turns the truth and is rude and disrespectful when she does not get her way. How can we stop this random volatile behavior?

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Usually younger children are attention deficient. And as you mentioned she is mature enough she thinks that she can handle life situations better then anyone else and here lies their immaturity and when things did not work according to them they behave strange at times. Like you mentioned. So just try to talk to her and if it is due to some problem in her life. Help her to solve it. If it progress more you can consult a psychiatrist too.
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Sometimes I see future or my upcoming times. Even something I didn't do in my life I felt it I spend this time earlier or I live this time. I can guess what happen in next. Not able to see much, but day by day in increasing. Unable to say anyone, no one believe me. Who am i. And why it happens to me. Is it normal thing? Can everyone feel it? please give me answer.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Sometimes I see future or my upcoming times. Even something I didn't do in my life I felt it I spend this time earlie...
Hi lybrate-user, you need to discuss details about what you are feeling and seeing. It could be deja vu, whether its normal or some disorder you are suffering will be known after probing into details and assessing what you feel.
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My wife, aged about 60 is under depression for the last 6-7 years. Look wise she is well but she does no any work and keep on bed laying, hardly likes to take bath and avoid the leaving the house to go to a doctor and have an evening walk. Her behavior is very different in the recent years. She has no deep affection in the family. Kindly suggest some effective remedy at the earliest please.Please tell.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
My wife, aged about 60 is under depression for the last 6-7 years. Look wise she is well but she does no any work and...
Maybe she have many things inside her. Take her to a psychologist as soon as possible she needs help and support from you. And also love is very important for her. Give your love and affection to her try to talk to her. If you want any other help you can contact us.
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My wife has a physiological problem. After every 18 to 19 months she starts mumbling with her self. We have showed many doctors in ranchi. But after taking medicines for 2 month she feels well. But the problem starts after 18 to 19 months. What should we do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You can give her Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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My uncle is addicted to alcohol fully so I want to change him I hear that there s a medicine for deaddiction of alcohol so please suggest your answers.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My uncle is addicted to alcohol fully so I want to change him I hear that there s a medicine for deaddiction of alcoh...
Alchol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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Now a days my body is paining badly, sometimes my back sometimes neck sometimes foot sometimes shoulders sometimes eyes sometimes ears and tooth and sometimes my legs and also sometimes head aches. Why is this happening, what should I do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Now a days my body is paining badly, sometimes my back sometimes neck sometimes foot sometimes shoulders sometimes ey...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation.
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I am 36 years old female, working as a Professor in a reputed Engineering college. I will be get more tensed even for a small issues. Basically showing more anger to my kids. After a while I think about my self guilty and I used to decide that hereafter I should not repeat such things. But in the very next day I will loss my temper. I would like to handle all situation in pleasant manner. Suggest some useful tips for that.

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 Lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions are triggered when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. Emotions, once triggered, should be vent off. You should learn not to get angry even when there are apt circumstances around. Holistic methods like meditation and breathing exercises should help you. Take care.
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I worried about dies please. Help age 35 male and doctor what to do for live for ever thanks.

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 Lybrate user, Death anxiety is the morbid, abnormal, or persistent fear of one's own mortality. It is also referred to as thanatophobia (fear of death), and is distinguished from necrophobia, which is a specific fear of dead or dying persons and/or things (i.e. Others who are dead or dying, not one's own death or dying). This is an anxiety disorder. 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. 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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On few occasion like birthday and party or helping someone with something I feel overexcited or nervous by that my hands and legs tremble a lot and clear cut getting down in front of everyone. Help me out.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
On few occasion like birthday and party or helping someone with something I feel overexcited or nervous by that my ha...
You have over-active sympathetic nervous system particularly central part of residing in brain and connected to emotion controlling part of brain known as limbic system, amgdala and hypothalamus. It is short of social phobia. You have to control on your exaggerated emotionality. You may need psychological consultation, counseling and psycho-therapeutic sessions. Drugs are there but drugs alone will do not do much and their effect is short lived. Pharmaco-therapy coupled with psycho-therapy gives the best results. At occasions like birthday or so, you may take anti-sympathetic medicine proranolol (Inderal 10 mg) 1/2 tab 1 hour before party. It would control your palpitations and trembling. You may have private conversation for further discussion.
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I am a musician. Of late, my voice has become hoarse and when I sing, it is not in tune with the sruti. What could be the problem. This has never happened before. And I have concerts coming off next week. What is the remedy for this condition?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, Kindly follow advises given below voice rest(speak less) for 5- 7 days warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. You need Lyringoscopy so kindly consult ENT surgeon
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I have a habit of smoking. But I have some breathing problems. I daily smoke 10-15 l. My age is 21.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
With the breathing problems you are in trouble if you continue smoking; and the quantity you are smoking is quite a bit. 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 have weakness always. L have very less haemoglobin. Severe body pain always. What should I do to fine and healthy?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
I have weakness always. L have very less haemoglobin. Severe body pain always. What should I do to fine and healthy?
Hello lybrate user your weekness and other compalints are result of low haemoglobin level. Just start some haematinic tablet or syp daily. Also eat beet, palak, methi and khajur fruits. It help to increase hb level and as your hb become normal other complaint will reduce gradually.
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I am loosing my concentration while I am reading. I am trying to control myself but I couldn't.can you tell me how to control my thoughts while I am reading?

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, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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My daughter wants to marry a man who never demand sex or kids from her. Is it possible to find such person or should we take her to any relationship counselling.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
hi, I think your daughter is afraid of having Sex due to some bad experience in front of her or some misconception about it or due to prejudice. You are very correct, she should see a counselor.
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