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Dr. Swaminath Gopalrao

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

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

37 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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 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 am 35 years old woman. I am having useless irrational thoughts and feel guilty. I understand my thoughts are irrational but still they repeatedly come. I am taking prolomet and stalopam10 .This problem is the last 3-4 Yrs. At the start I was very fearful and high pulse rate. Can I be cured.

Masters in Clinical Psychology & Certified Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practioner, Certified Neuro linguistic programming Practioner, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Child and ADolescent Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Identify your negative thoughts. Some might immediately spring to mind, but if you have trouble pinpointing them, consider journaling. Write down a sentence or two describing the negative thoughts whenever you have them. •Look for thoughts that make you feel sad or discouraged, such as: blaming or shaming yourself for things that are not your fault, interpreting simple mistakes as indicative of personal failings, or imagining small problems are bigger than they are ("making a mountain out of a molehill"). Stop the negative thought immediately. Once you've identified your negative thought, counteract it by saying something positive to yourself. For example, instead of saying, "I'm having a really bad morning, try saying something like, "This morning is rough, but my day will get better. Keep your mind on the positive. If you're struggling with this, keep this one trick in mind: never say something to yourself that you wouldn't say to someone else. Remind yourself to stay positive and it may just become a habit. Pay attention to your vocabulary. Do you find yourself frequently using absolute terms? For example, "I'll never be able to do this, or "I always mess this up. Absolute terms are often exaggerated and leave no room for explanation or understanding. •Your vocabulary includes what you speak out loud to others, as well as how you talk to yourself, whether verbally or mentally. Remove overly negative words from your vocabulary. Extreme terms like "terrible" and "disaster" shouldn't apply to minor annoyances and inconveniences. Toning down your language can help you put negative experiences into a healthier perspective. Replace these words with encouraging thoughts or praise. •When you do catch yourself using one of those words, immediately replace it in your thoughts with a less extreme term. "Terrible" can become "unfortunate" or "not as good as I had hoped. "Disaster" can become "inconvenience" or "challenge Turn the bad into good. Few situations are totally good or totally bad. Finding the good in an upsetting situation helps bad experiences seem less stark. If you find yourself starting to think a negative thought, immediately stop and consider a positive aspect. •For example: Imagine your computer stopped working, forcing you to replace an internal component. While inconvenient, the experience also gave you the opportunity to learn a new skill or reaffirm an existing skill. Start your day by thinking of 5 good things. They don't have to be lofty or ambitious things. They can be as simple as the smell of a good cup of coffee or the sound of your favorite song. Thinking of these things and saying them out loud means you start each day focusing on the positive. This creates an uplifting foundation for the rest of the day, making it more difficult for negativity to grow. •While you may feel silly verbalizing positive statements or affirmations, studies have shown that saying positive things out loud will actually make you more likely to believe what you're saying. This can make you happier and more focused if you're vocalizing positive thoughts. Enjoy your day. Though you may be busy, little things can keep your spirits high and give your mind fewer reasons to stray into negative habits. Don't take things so seriously. Allow yourself to relax, laugh, and smile. Take opportunities to socialize and surround yourself with supportive positive people. •If you find yourself feeling stressed, take a short break and think of something other than the source of your stress. Practice healthy habits. Negative thinking and stress both reinforce one another. While negative thinking can create stress, other unhealthy living habits can contribute to the problem as well. Make an effort to eat fresh, nutritious food whenever possible, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. •You may find that exercise is actually a good way to distract your mind from negative thoughts. •Avoid smoking, excessive drinking, or any other substance habits that put strain on your body. Control your environment. You are not helpless to your thoughts. If you're unhappy with something, change it. Playing music, layering clothes so you are never too warm or too cold, and adjusting lighting are just a few ways you can empower yourself against the feelings of helplessness associated with stress. •After making the changes, congratulate yourself on the improvement to your mood. Actively adjusting your mindset will make it easier to remove negative thoughts in the first place. Decompress and relax in the evening. Find a quiet, comfortable place and set aside time to relax. Mentally review your day and identify five positive things you experienced. Say each positive thing out loud or write them down in a journal. •You might also consider writing down things you're thankful for. In doing so, you're more likely to begin seeing the positive in things.
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I am 23 years old & not that fast in remembering things which parents and friends told to me. What should I do to remember such things.?

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, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I have been suffering from depression for a year. I attempted suicide last month though my parents don't know anything about this.My acedemics ,my lyf everything is just going down. I m just student and can't manage fee for any consultant. I have lost my friends too. I just want to be ok....

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Visit a psychiatrist along with your parents as early as possible. donot worry about what they think. Just convince them to accompany you. Your career, education, everything will be set right once depressive illness is treated.
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I am suffering from depression and I can't bear please help me please I cannot wait any movement please help me please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. 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.
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My son(age 3. 5 years) has started stammering recently. How can we get out of it? please advise.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Patiala
Dont scold him more often for it. Its a developmental process and if after a year he continues then consult a speech therapist nearby. Make him read.
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Hi Doctor, Since morning I am suffering from fever, body ache and cough. Fever is around 101 and getting repeated in 4-5 hours. Have taken Paracip 650 thrice. Headache is also too severe. Just sleeping. Feeling hungry but not able to eat anything properly. Kindly advice. Male 35.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
Hello, since you have fever and body ache, you should get investigations done. Investigations for complete blood count, dengue, malaria or typhoid. As these diseases are prevalent these days. After the reports, you should take treatment respectively.
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I am 22 year old. I have a severe headache since last month. I had already tried all the home made remedies and pain killers but nothing worked. I am very tensed. What should I do? Please suggest me something.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- your problem is might be due to improper diet schedule or due to menstrual disturbance. I am here by mentioning some brilliant ayurvedic medicines which will help you without any side effects- a) shira shool vajra ras 2 tab twice daily. B) brahmi hair oil for daily use. C) use almond oil as nasal drops twice daily. D) massage your foot sole daily with cows ghee before going to bed. E) drink a glass of milk with sweets before going to bed. F) avoid sleeping in daytime and go to bed before 10 pm whether feeling sleepy or not. G) avoid spicy food and junk food.
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I have chronic depression for 3 month after that my head is heavy and memory loss also difficulties in breathing from 2.5 years. what reason and cure please tell me as I want to study.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You do not mention whether you are on medication or also into counseling simultaneously. If not you should get their help and they will explain your problems. This is the only condition were you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of 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 scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too, if you are not already married. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. If you are still not relieved from the depression, then go first to a counselor and later to a psychiatrist, if the counselor advises you.
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Anxiety Disorder - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Anxiety Disorder - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which causes difficulties in leading a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder.

1. Excessive worry - This condition persists if you worry about the day to day activities a bit too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very petty things, which tends to affect you in an adverse manner. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue.

2. Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder.

3. Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears.

4. Muscle tension - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and unwillingness to work.

5. Chronic indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea.

Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self- doubt, and such others. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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I can't able to memorize the things please help me out it has a major affect on my studies.

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. Your age is just 29 and amnesia or dementia like memory problems are not likely. Therefore, you don't have to worry about those. Memory includes understanding, retention and recap. You should try creative ways to study somthst retention and recap are easy. I suggest educational counselling for you. Take care.
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I am 17 year old and I'm smoking from last 2 year's but know I'm having pain in my chest from last 2 days but know I do not smoke and I have left smoking. What is it. Will I die or suffer a lung cancer please answer me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Don't worry. You are not having lung cancer.stop smoking.Take paracetamol for chest pain.If no relief take ECG and x ray of chest after consulting doctor
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Please Let me advise medicine for my head problem since last one year my mind silkiness, memory power is very very weak in all other way I am healthy.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Abstain from alcohol if you drink, short term memory fag can be cured, can opt for cognitive therapy also. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication like you can try kali phos 30x, can consult me in private for details.
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My sister age is 20 and her IQ level is 65is there any treatment for her to increase her IQ to 90.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think the answer you definitely will get is that that is impossible. I have had success in raising one child's IQ in an institutional setting. If people are committed, it is possible especially with individual care.
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Hi, Kishore here, I am 35 yrs, I have mild hand trembling, sometimes with anxiety though I occasionally drink beer. Pls help me to build strong nervous system and solution for this problem.

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. I can understand. The trembling of hands could be due to psychologic as well as neurology problems. I suggest you to consult a neurologist first. Then, if that area is clear, you can go for psychological therapy. Take care.
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I am a 20 year old student. I have been suffering from depression for the last 8-10 months. I am unable to concentrate on my studies and lately I have started to lose focus on my career and my goals. I am demotivated, frustrated and starting to lose my self esteem. I was a very good student and I secured high marks during my board exams but now I don't feel like studying. I have started losing confidence. What should I do?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It is natural to be anxious when you are writing an importantexam so that you do well but excess anxiety can be counterproductive and hinder your learning and revision. If you are suffering from depression, then you will need to take psychiatric treatment and undergo psychological counselling as well to manage depression. Cognitive behaviour therapy is excellent for controlling rumination and negative thinking, anger management and any emotional disturbance. 1. You need to understand the source of your emotional upheaval and learn to either manage with it or cope with it so that you can concentrate on your studies. 3. Exercising regularly within your capacity is very important so that natural neuro are released in the brain and you will feel relax and calmer and more confident and motivated to do many things. You can run, walk, gym, dance, whatever you can and want to do. 4. Avoid all kind od processed and refined foods and replace with fresh fruit and vegetables for your nutrition. You need more of lean proteins, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin b12 and vitamin d3 for optimal brain functioning and emotional wellbeing. 5. Sleeping well for 6-8 hours every night is important for the brain to recoup from daily stress and body from physical stress. Please do bhramri and anulom vilom pranayama to help you sleep well every evening for 10 min each. Please give your exams only that much importance that is due to it because life is more than these exams and not everything in your life depends on them.
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Hi sir, I am 28 years old male. My problem is am getting anger with in tiny period. How should I control anger.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Do not react instantly. Practice some relaxation technique and meditation. Drink plenty of water. If you take veg diet it would benefit you further.
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I am 67 years old with no other health problem. My two daughters and grand son are Abroad. My wife is always creating Problems. I have been managing all things. But, I have developed a sort Of a sense of crying. What should I do?

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
Sorry to hear about your problem. Its ok if you cry for awhile as it lowers the stress and relax mind. I would suggest you to join some laughter club or some group who keep on doing some self help activities. This will keep your mind fresh and relax. Also try to involve your wife so that even she will be relaxed. Thanks.
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I don't know I think I am in depression all the time because of all the failure that I have faced. I am not able to concentrate on my studies thats why. What should I do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are feeling sad because you are not getting the expected results. Do you study what you like? if not try to pursue a career which is of your choice and interest. Do not fall under parental or peer pressure. When you say you are depressed because of the failure, you need to understand that you are" attempting" to do it. Hence failure is better than doing nothing at all. Failure is part of life. Make life choices on your own and for your own self. You should be able to enjoy what you are doing. Remember Dr. Apj abdul kalam's words" failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough" all the best.
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I am a 16 year old girl. I fear I am going crazy. I am lost in my own world most of the time and have trouble concentrating (but that doesn' t affect my grades, which are good). I want to socialize more but I get anxious about embarrassing myself. Need suggestions to sort out my mind.

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 , I think you are going through social anxiety disorder initial phases. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Take care.
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I have a deep depression problem I am not able to concentrate on work and my friends and family not support to me. Please advise.

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 should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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