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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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Is too much daydreaming a good habit for a teen. Will it affect my mental health?

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Is too much daydreaming a good habit for a teen. Will it affect my mental health?
Hi daydreaming has no side effects on mental health, be practical so you enjoy life. Have nice day.
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Hi, i'm a 35 years man, i'm finding difficult to remember anything at all. Faces, any particular appointment, I had a blood test for vit b12. Please advise.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Good diet, exercise and meditation can help you. Are you undergoing any stress in life? any personal problem? discuss freely.
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Tell me the medicines for the treatment of OCD I'm suffering from this problem from 1 years can I be rid from this problem without consulting any doctors only by the use of medicine I want to treat this so tell the medicines for OCD my problem is related to recurring negative thoughts all times related to sexual porn etc.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly. Consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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Please tell me any medice for panic attacks, iam taking nexto plus and wilpose 3 from Last four years.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Can you tell me the actual drug name in Wilpose is it Lorazepam. Then you are taking both nexito plus clonazepam and lorazepam. I think you need to slowly reduce the wilpose and stop and then be only on nexito rather than nexito plus. It looks like you are getting addicted to wilpose if it is lorazepam otherwise it is ok
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Internet Addiction Disorder

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My marks of graduation is not good so i'm feel depression. and always feel irritating. please help me to fix my problem.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My marks of graduation is not good so i'm feel depression. and always feel irritating. please help me to fix my problem.
Hi there, Ask for help and support If even the thought of tackling your depression seems overwhelming, don’t panic. Feeling helpless and hopeless is a symptom of depression—not the reality of your situation. It does not mean that you’re weak or you can’t change! The key to depression recovery is to start small and ask for help. The simple act of talking to someone face to face about how you feel can be an enormous help. The person you talk to doesn’t have to be able to fix you; he or she just needs to be a good listener. Having a strong support system will speed your recovery. Isolation fuels depression, so reach out to others, even if you feel like being alone or don’t want to feel like a burden to others. The truth is that most people will be happy that you chose to confide in them; they’ll be flattered that you trust them enough to open up. So, let your family and friends know what you’re going through and how they can support you. Make healthy lifestyle changes Lifestyle changes are not always easy to make, but they can have a big impact on depression. Lifestyle changes that can be very effective include: Cultivating supportive relationships Getting regular exercise and sleep Eating healthfully to naturally boost mood Managing stress Practicing relaxation techniques Challenging negative thought patterns Build emotional skills Many people lack the skills needed to manage stress and balance emotions. Building emotional skills can give you the ability to cope and bounce back from adversity, trauma, and loss. In other words, learning how to recognize and express your emotions can make you more resilient. Seek professional help If support from family and friends, positive lifestyle changes, and emotional skills building aren’t enough, seek help from a mental health professional. There are many effective treatments for depression, including therapy, medication, and alternative treatments. Learning about your options will help you decide what measures are most likely to work best for your particular situation and needs. Sincerely,
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How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve Stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
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How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve Stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?
The modern urban lifestyle has made living easier in many ways but it has also increased tension, stress and anxiety many folds than it was earlier. Today majority of the work is computer centric, demanding us to sit on our desk glued to the screen for 8-9 hours at a stretch that is not only affecting our eyes and spinal column, but also our brain. People often complain of stiffness in the back, particularly neck and shoulder and acute headache during the late afternoon when work pressure is at its peak. Adding to this is the pressure to meet family commitments, paying bills and achieving work deadlines all of which creates immense pressure and stress that leads to more serious problems like disturbed sleep, chest pains, depression, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes and many more. But Reflexology it one such simple yet effective therapy. 9-12 PINTS ARE THERE OF STRESS POINTS. A single acupuncture session can provide immediate relief for some types of ailments. Sometimes, however, symptoms return within a day or two of treatment. This is a sign that you need multiple acupuncture treatments. Continuous treatment keeps symptoms under control and creates a healing momentum to keep your recovery process moving in a positive direction. Repeated acupuncture sessions at appropriate intervals reduce relapses and help you feel better for longer. For best results, you may need to continue treatment for a short time even after your symptoms have eased to prevent re-injury. Just because your pain is gone does not meant the root of the issue has been resolved or that your resiliency has returned. We watch this closely by spacing out appointments further and further until we feel the root has been resolved. Continued treatment helps your body complete the healing process and strengthen the affected area to prevent the original problem from coming back. THIS IS CONTINUAL TREATMENT.
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I have a closely related person with me. So, that we are not concentrating on other, but we can not express each other by sharing this matter. Feeling tension for not attending other works as not attending to life enjoyment.Please tell sir .

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. You are already closely related. Yu don't have to express anything. When time comes, things will come forth and everything will be alright. Stop worrying. Take care.
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I am 20 years old boy. I have very low self confidence, so I get afraid of every small things. I get frightened very easily. Please suggest some tips to cure this.

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Psychologist, Pune
I am 20 years old boy. I have very low self confidence, so I get afraid of every small things. I get frightened very ...
Dear, the fact that you have written and want to resolve the issue you are facing is great. It shows you are open and want to try ways to have a more fulfilling life. Continue with this open attitude to life in the events you participate in. There is no need for excessive self criticism. With an open mind develop long term and short term goals for your self. Work towards these goals in your day to day life, accept your self and take part in all the events and opportunities that come your way! wishing you all the best.
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My wife faces too much stress. She is telling she is hearing a sound some one speaking about her. She always telling that my neighbor house people is talking like that. She feels insecure feeling. We already went to psychologist and he given some tables to reduce stress after initial counseling. Doctor told me that some liquid in brain produced more. Nearly 4 weeks medicine she took, first two weeks she was in her sisters house, she feels better there, before one week we came to our house. Here also for first 5 - 6 days she was quit. But for last 2-3 days, she is telling the same. What I do now sir. I Know that no such sound is hearing by me. I want to bring out my wife from this situation. Please help me.

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My wife faces too much stress. She is telling she is hearing a sound some one speaking about her. She always telling ...
It sounds like there is more to this than has been identified so far. Please seek a second opinion from another psychiatrist and she must go for counseling too along with the medication. It is the combination of these two therapies that she can get the best results. She will need to take her parents along to identify any childhood influences and for genetic factors too. She will need a lot of your support and careful monitoring to really help her through this.
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How Effective Is Homeopathy in Treating Autism?

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Homeopath, Agra
How Effective Is Homeopathy in Treating Autism?

Autism is identified by characteristics like difficulty in communication, the use of language, understanding abstract concepts and building bonds with other people. This brain development disorder is also characterized by the performance of repetitive behaviors in the affected individual.

Treatment of this condition requires an understanding of every vital factor associated with the condition. The hardcore approach is vital for understanding the stimulus/response connection of symptoms. This is because whenever an autistic child undergoes stressful situations, the reaction is a sign that a homeopath cannot ignore. By completely understanding the cycle of stress and reaction, a homeopath can only be able to suggest the right treatment program.

What about the remedies prescribed for treating the condition? Being a holistic branch of medicine, homeopathy takes into account the complete physical as well as the mental makeup of the individual. Additionally, in this alternative medicine, the homeopath also takes into consideration the details of the disease while recommending remedies. Remedies like Carcinocin, Secretin and Thuja are favored the most for treating the condition. At the same time, the appropriate remedies are recommended after having a thorough understanding as to whether the individual falls within the constitutional makeup of the remedies considered.Another essential aspect of this branch of medicine in the treatment of this brain development disorder is the practice of using LM potencies (homeopathic medicines on the last scale of potencies). These remedies are not only acted faster but are also gentler compared to others.

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What is Bipolar Disorder? Know Its Symptoms And Diagnosis!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
What is Bipolar Disorder? Know Its Symptoms And Diagnosis!

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 I 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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Hello sir, I am suffering from tension my tension is increasing day by day. What should i do?

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello sir, I am suffering from tension my tension is increasing day by day. What should i do?
Persistent tension is a common problem daily. Make sure your aware what stresses you are having. List them and try to do skmething about them. Do not let stressors linger aroundd. Make sure you sleep well, rest well, do atleast 45 mins daily walking and some recreation during the day to destress yourself. If it still persost see a psychiatrist.
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Am trying to conceive from 1 year but till now I got negative results. Am disappointed very much. Now am tensed. Please give me some solutions. From January I am having irregular periods. I consulted doctor she said no problem in hormone its perfect. I did blood test as she suggested but no problem in it. Please doctor help me by giving gud solutions to get pregnant. Please:(

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Am trying to conceive from 1 year but till now I got negative results. Am disappointed very much. Now am tensed. Plea...
Dear lybrate-user don't get disheartened sometime in spite of no cause a couple may take time in conceiving naturally, as stress, diet and lifestyle are also factors which affects fertility. Since all your reports are fine, you should try for 3-4 month more during your fertile days i. E ovulation time and follow a healthy lifestyle and take diet including lots of fruits and salad. Quit coffee and fried food. Do some regular exercise or workout, so that your cycle will be regular and fertility will increase. Still if not able to conceive then get both of you fully investigated and ultrasound done and consult gyne for help.
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My whole body paining alot. Also I have fever since last two night. I have migraine problem. What should I have to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My whole body paining alot. Also I have fever since last two night. I have migraine problem. What should I have to do?
1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief as and when required upto a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2. Cold sponging sos 3. Drink plenty of water 4. Take rest 5. If no relief do blood examination like esr, cbc, widal/ typhidot test, blood for mp/malaria antigen, dengue antigen (ns1) test, urine re/me after consulting physician and follow the advice and treatment.
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My name is manish, and my diet is good but I am not getting muscles properly. I am 20 years old doing studies, so suggest me something that I increase my weight abd muscles as soon as possible.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My name is manish, and my diet is good but I am not getting muscles properly. I am 20 years old doing studies, so sug...
Muscle growth and weight gain should happen naturally with diet and healthy physical activity. You can consider mild to moderate work out in gym. But many gym s suggest health drinks and other formulations, which are not recommended and in fact can turn out to be harmful, so kindly avoid those. Also consider your parents and grandparents weight and height, some times genetic things are way beyond control.
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Almond Oil - 6 Amazing Health Benefits!

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
Almond Oil - 6 Amazing Health Benefits!

Do you have vague memories of your childhood where your mother used to run behind you with a glass of milk and a few almonds soaked in it? You might have cribbed about them, but all this while you might not have been aware that you were running away from one of the most powerful house of essential minerals. Such is the health benefits of almonds that it has its own fan following across the globe. It is a boon and a blessing for your well-being. Let us have an overview of it.

Health benefits Of almond oil

The health benefits are not just limited to the nuts. Almond oil too can supply a massive amount of benefits when included in our diet regularly. Though a bit expensive, a regular intake can keep many of the complications at bay. Here’s why:

  1. Controls heart ailments: Almond oil is enriched with monounsaturated fatty acids. They boost the health of your heart and can curb cardiovascular diseases. A regular intake can reduce the chance of a stroke by a large margin.
  2. Regulates blood pressure and controls cholesterol level: Almond oil regulates blood pressure and can help in maintaining the cholesterol levels of your body. In many countries, almond oil is slowly changing the culinary landscape and the way we use the food ingredients.
  3. Strengthens nervous system: Almond oil is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and also contains a robust measure of potassium. They nourish your nervous system and directly boost your memory. You can mix a few drops of almond oil to a glass of milk before you hit the bed for the best results.
  4. Helps in bone development: Almonds are a great source of vitamin D, calcium and potassium. Needless to say, this can be very beneficial for strengthening your bones. Simply massage few drops of almond oil to your bones and joints and in many cases, you can get rid of arthritis.
  5. Relieves stress and pain: Almond oil also has therapeutic properties, and can help in easing the pain and stress from strained muscles. You can heat a few tablespoons of almond oil and can directly massage into the affected area once it becomes warm. Doing this regularly can increase the strength of your muscles and can be a great muscle relaxant too.
  6. Can promote the health of nails: Brittle nails are one of the common problems that everyone faces. Almond oil can take care of this trouble easily. For healthy and strong nails, massage them with a few drops of almond oil daily. They have a strong presence of potassium and zinc and they, in turn, hydrate your nails and keep them strong and healthy.

Some other benefits of almond oil are

  1. It controls heart diseases
  2. It reduces the chances of stroke
  3. It regulates the blood pressure
  4. It gives strength to the nervous system
  5. It will help in bone development
  6. It promotes the growth of nails
  7. It promotes the health of nails
  8. It increases the memory power
  9. It gives strengths to brain tissue

Apart from the abovementioned benefits, Almonds are useful in a number of ways, they improve your memory power, improves hair growth, is good for your brain tissues. Almonds are a powerhouse in their own right, therefore, you must eat them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Hi , I am male 32 years age . I am working as a software proffessional . I work hard . I have many achievements . I am loyal to my company . But recently due to politics , selfishness , jealousy , people who has higher authority are keeping me out of the things that I want to be part of , so that I do not get opportunities to showcase my abilities to command a team . This neglect , ill treatement is causing huge depression and demotivation and unrest in me . I have worked in this company for lat 7 years and I do not wish to leave it as there are some people in the company who has been pretty close to me . Please advice me what to do . Thank you .

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, politics and competition are an integral part of any profession and you should learn to overcome those stresses. They are stress and emotional problems. Understanding may not be enough. You should be educated thoroughly. Being a person in this field for many years, I think I will be able to help you. Take care.
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I am very aggressive, sometimes I literally use very harsh words on other people, I think I need to change my nature to live a peaceful life with other people, I don't like to interact with unknown people, though I have tried to control my anger but I failed, I am scared that this may lead to some health issues, what should I do to control my anger? Any suggestions (personal life is totally disturbed, full of anxiety)

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 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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Hi, I am Suffering from OCD negative thoughts all the time and I don't want that these thoughts come in to my mind. Suggest me best medicines for proper treatment of depression disorder these thoughts make be mad if don't take any antidepressant medicines.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem. Symptoms typically include recurring thoughts and repetitive actions in response to the recurring thoughts. A common example is recurring thoughts about germs and dirt, with a need to wash your hands repeatedly to "clean off the germs" However, there are many other examples like sexual thoughts, counting, checking, orderliness, etc. When the suffering is severe individuals have secondary depression/ or anxiety. The usual treatments are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medicine, or both. Treatment often works well to reduce the symptoms and distress of OCD greatly. Consult a psychiatrist. All the best.
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