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Dr. Swaminath

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Dr. Swaminath is one of the best Psychiatrists in Chord Road Hospital, Bangalore. You can visit him at Chord Road Hospital Pvt Ltd in Chord Road Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Swaminath and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am an 18 years old boy and I have started smoking cannabis. I've read online that it is good for health in controlled quantities so is it right to go on this path. Does cannabis also cause cancer like tobacco products? Also it fine to smoke 3-4 joints a day. Will it affect me on a chronic basis?

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user, cannabis smoking is injurious to health and you should try to abstain from it. It will slowly induce dependence and hamper your life. It will definitely have very harmful effects if you consume it on a chronic basis. So, its my advice and request to you to not spoil your entire life and even suggest your friends to stay away from this slow poison.
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I am a student and I have forgotten some problem in the study As I forget within 1 to 2 days.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take tab Mentat 2tabs twice a day for 3-6 months continuously. It helps to increase your memory.
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I am 31 years. Old and I am suffering from OCD since my childhood I was took fluoxetine 60 mg per day when I am 18 years old. I was improved almost 90% but after that I leave the medicine. After some times ocd thoughts came again and I took so many medicines but not recover. Now I am taking paroxetine 37.50 mg and clomipramine 200 mg per day now I get some improvement in my ocd thoughts. Before few days my doctor suggest me a new medicine s-adenosyl l methionine 200 mg with my old medicines. So what can I do? is this extra medicine will work for me? please give me suggestion.

DPM, Msc Psychiatry, MBBS, Mental health training DMHP Nimhans Echo
Psychiatrist, Muzaffarpur
Hello arun, it would have been much better if you combine medication along with cognitive behaviour therapy and exposure and response prevention. You may consult your psychiatrist for some better anti obsessional drugs such as fluvoxamine along with clomipramine. But you should also work out personal plan such as to engage yourself in some other activities instead of following your obsessional thoughts. Your obsessional drive is result of continuous habit processes learnt over a long period of time, so in order to leave your old habit you have to learn some new and creative sort of activities. Arun, you have not mentioned what sort of obsessional drive do you have ; such as washing hands and feet frequently, rechecking locks etc. Treatment modalities vary depending upon situations. I hope your query must be solved.
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I am 44 years old I suffered a nervous breakdown in the year 1989 I suffer from mild depression now and on medication I would like to get out of it 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 , nervous breakdown could have happened due to post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd). As you are cured now and you just depression, it also could be cured fully. Depression and ptsd are mental disorders. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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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
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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Rules for Amazing Life! #Daily Inspiration

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Rules for Amazing Life! #Daily Inspiration
Daily inspiration Rule 2: Be strong. Show courage.
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I am feeling very nervous sometimes. Sometimes I am very tensed without reason, I mean by thinking so many things.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am feeling very nervous sometimes. Sometimes I am very tensed without reason, I mean by thinking so many things.
Homoeopathic medicine ACONITE NAP 200 ( Dr Reckeweg) Duing nervous attacks,immediately pour 3-5 drop direct on tongue.Nervousness will subside automatically. Daily BRAMARI PRANAYAM early empty stomach for 10 minutes
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I'm a chain smoker, and want to quit. But when I didn't smoke a day, I suffered from headache and that is not acceptable for me. Can you please help me out of this?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I'm a chain smoker, and want to quit. But when I didn't smoke a day, I suffered from headache and that is not accepta...
Smoking has many adverse effect on different system in your body. Congratulations that you are thinking about quitting it. Now you need to figure out the best strategy that works for you. Following information may help you. Along with biotin patch or nicotin gum. This is what I would advice. One of the few habits which takes very systematic approach and needs lot of support and individualized strategies to quit successfully. Data such as - since how long are you smoking and how many cigarettes a day you consume are important information. Also have you tried quitting it earlier? how successful were you? and what are your personal reasons to stop smoking? all these are also important part of your success strategy. Broadly speaking your reasons for not smoking work as your motivator. The stronger the reasons behind not smoking the higher the motivation and thus higher the chances for you to be successful. Also your body will have a withdrawal symptoms and it is very important to come up with strategies and solid plan to counter these withdrawal symptoms. These strategies should be tailor-maid as per your need and situation. If you consider these and many other individualized approach and if you have a solid support throughout your journey. You would be able to make a shift from being a smoker to a non smoker. Along with this eating healthy and having a good routine for eat and sleep is also very important. Exercise plays a huge roll when it comes to staying positively motivated and managing cravings. I hope this helps, wishing you very best.
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What is the treatment for anxiety problem? how it can be cured? how much time it will take to cure? is the anxiety is a psychological 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
Anxiety is a psychological problem. You cannot fix a time limit to cure anxiety because it is a defense mechanism of your body. You should not try to cure it. If you cure it, your body' s defense mechanism is shattered. 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. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and self esteem building therapy through mobile. Take care.
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Epilepsy, First seizure happens till now Actually I want to marry a girl who suffering from epilepsy & she faced only one seizure at the age of 12 years after starting the treatment she never face any seizure till this time i.e. 26 years of age but she needs to take a proper nap in night which was recommended by doctor. I need your recommendation over this issue.

MD General Medicine, DM Neurology
Neurologist, Kolkata
Hi only single seizure episode at 12 years of age. She needs tapering off the medications. Before that go for MRI brain and EEG. If this two are normal then her medicine can be stopped. There will not be any problem in marrying her.
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