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Dr. Vasundhra Rao

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Vasundhra Rao Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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Dr. Vasundhra Rao is a popular Psychiatrist in Padmanabha Nagar, Bangalore. You can visit her at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in Padmanabha Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vasundhra Rao and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have a problem in my throat, after speak loudly I can't speak anything after that and throat become pain. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do warm saline gargle 2-3 times daily 2. Avoid drinking cold water, have luke warm water, tea, coffee, hot soup 3. Take throat lozenges, 4. Give voice rest. Don, t speak loudly 5. Avoid smoking 6. If no relief you have to take antibiotic 7. Consult ent specialist for further advice.
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I am 33 years old male. I have body dysmorphic disorder from last 3 months.what can i do?

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
Body dysmorphic disorder (bdd) is a distinct mental disorder in which a person has symptoms of a medical illness, but the symptoms cannot be fully explained by an actual physical disorder. People with bdd are preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others often cannot see. Treatment for bdd likely will include a combination of medicines, psychotherapy and group and family therapy. Please consult a psychiatrist or psychologist. Take care.
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I am 24 years old. Some times I get over tension. I can't stopped that type of activity. Many times I try treatment but no use. What will I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Management: there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress. Exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (the mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc. But first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids).
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What are steps to be followed to avoid smoking along with out any side effects. And also the alcohol And may I know any advantage is there by taking the alcohol ?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Suggested coping skills for smoking cessation The five D’s to handle Urges· • Delay until the urge passes—usually within 3-5 minutes • Distract yourself • Call a friend or go for a walk • Drink water to fight off cravings • Deep Breaths—Relax! Close your eyes and take 10 slow, deep breaths • Discuss your feelings with someone close to you. Consult a deaddiction specialist/psychiatrist for further course of action.
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Hello all. From past days I feel mostly negative .depressed thought I get irritated n angry very soon .not a single person is there who can understand me nor anyone's behavior I like (I tried a lot to cope up with them BT commenting on girls using slangs roaming like lofers I can not endure it ).I know the fact that that's life .so its better to alone and be strong since childhood days loneliness is my friend BT it never affected me I used to enjoy by listing songs n etc and today also BT now its difficult to enjoy I'm not DAT lonely BT then also I feel lonely negative thinking is eating me than also I like to think it I feel little good by it its funny BT its true even I will listen songs also it will go into my head means .ajeeb hi bimari hai yee even I don't able to describe it properly .like even I watch movie .I will think about it. I think too much BT I can't control .I think I'm a good guy never ever done any wrong BT my destiny is .BT there r some guys WO drinks waste money play with emotion etc they don't only have a good health plus good life good physique and top student also and me I'm too slim just 40 kg .no drinks respect all .study most of time BT result average .even I will complete my whole book each n every line and sums of it then also at xam point I will forgot everything .so I accepted mai top tho kavi nai honey wala kismat me nai .I have accepted all those facts than also I'm not feeling that happiness I always laugh BT that smile doesn't reach to my eyes. Whatever what's your opinion sir n ma'am .plz don't tell me to share my problem to anyone as none can understand it .problem should be tackled by own. Ty.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
No man is an island. We all need people and are social animals, gregarious by nature and interdependent. Your loneliness will do more harm than good. You cannot pretend in life to be happy. You need to interact with people and develop tolerance. Not everything in life is going to be according your wish and desire. 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 calisthenic 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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When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a form of chronic disorder and it is characterized by recurrent seizures. The episodes of epileptic seizures may differ from person to person. These seizures could be a result of genetic disorder or a result of trauma or stroke. During a seizure, a patient may also experience symptoms of neurological disorders and sometimes lose consciousness.

Medical help for epilepsy
Epilepsy itself cannot be cured using medication, but proper medicines help in eliminating recurrent seizures. These medicines stabilize the electrical activity within the brain preventing seizures.

How effective is the medication for epilepsy?
The success of controlling seizures using medicines depends on the type and severity of the epilepsy. Medicines for epilepsy are usually very effective and may fully keep seizures under control. However, controlling seizures caused due to brain problems may be more difficult. Usually, epilepsy medicines can control seizures for a long period of time when they are taken regularly.

When is medical help needed?
The decision about when to start medicines for epilepsy is a tricky one. This is because a first seizure cannot confirm whether a person has an on-going epilepsy problem. A second seizure may occur after many years or may not happen at all. Prediction of seizures is also quite difficult.

The severity of seizures also indicates when to start medicines for treatment. In case a first seizure is quite severe, medication should be started at once. Some people have very mild seizures even though they may be recurring in nature, and medication can be avoided in this situation.

All the pros and cons must be thought over before starting medications for the treatment of epilepsy. It is advisable to wait for a second seizure and then start medications for treatment. In most cases, medication is started after a second seizure occurs, twelve months within the first seizure. You should always consult a doctor to know when you need to start taking medicines to treat the condition.

For making the most out of the medicines to control seizures, you should follow certain steps:

  1. You must take medications exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
  2. Before switching to generic versions of your medicines or before taking other prescribed medicines, you must consult your doctor.
  3. You should never stop taking the medicines.
  4. In case you experience enhanced depression, mood swings and suicidal thoughts, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
  5. In case you have migraine, you should let your doctor know so that he can prescribe you anti-epileptic medicines, which also prevent migraines.

Medicines cannot treat the underlying cause of epilepsy, but these help in controlling seizures and this is the most common symptom of epilepsy. Medication should be started at a proper time and must be continued without stopping.

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Hello, my father age is 56 year old. He is suffering from acidity since many years . Now he is suffering from food swallowing difficulty. He can swallow liquid items easily. But he used to take water while swallowing chappati and other item that that can chew .earlier he ate 4 chappati. But now he ate 3 only. please suggest me something good. I am too much worried.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
For acidity. Its important to take small meals in small intervals rather than filling your stomach only thrice in a day. Give him semi solid diets not more of chappatis.
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My father has an illegal relationship with other woman. I and my mother try to stop it daily but are unsuccessful .we both are in serious depression. My condition is just to kill him or kill myself. My mom, she goes on thinks about it, cries for long hours and also suffering from sleeplessness. What to do? I need a best answer as soon as possible.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Your father might be indulging in this relationship due to various reasons, which you can understand after few years. Does he fulfill the responsibility of a father, does he abuse you. I can understand your mom s depression. Take them to a psychiatrist to discuss about this extra marital issue. Do not have any violent thoughts with him. He is a person who needs to be analyzed and helped.
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I am injured fever and headache and pain my body whose mediation to take to relax.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11, both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Management: -Sponging or bathing with tepid water. The use of a fan or air conditioning may somewhat reduce the temperature and increase comfort. If the temperature reaches the extremely high level of hyperpyrexia, aggressive cooling is required. -Take rest and drink plenty of fluids. -Take light, bland, properly cooked home-made healthy food only.
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I am suffering from stress and can't cope up with daily routine. Need some help. I get irritated on small matters.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
The stress that you feel is not dependent on the stressor: It is entirely dependent on your perception of stress. Change your perception, there is no stress: it?s like looking at a glass half full or half empty. Life is difficult no doubt, as a general rule, but what we do adds to the stress in our response. We add to the stress of life instead of reducing it or learning to deal with it. Many of us follow a policy of avoidance, like your question seeks. We cannot do that all of our lives. So the first thing to do is to change your perception. For example, look at it as a challenge that you would like to meet with a positive outlook. See everything as a gift from God to perform as though you are doing it for Him. God never gives us work to do beyond our capacity. Now you may argue that it is the Government that is giving all the work. That is true in the overt sense, but if you look at it with spiritual eyes, you know that it is ultimately given by God. Secondly, build a good constitution mentally, emotionally and physically to combat stress. Eat healthily, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Talk about your emotions regularly to a good friend every day. Learn stress management techniques, which is all about expressing your feelings in appropriate ways. Do Yoga and meditation. Pray every day to God to give you the strength, and offer your work as a prayer to Him ? you will give your best and you will feel so satisfied when you do it well. At work you must learn to delegate much or some of your work to subordinates. If you do not trust, you will find it difficult to delegate. You must also explore the possibility whether you get irritated (another word for anger) when you are actually scared! In tha case people and you will focus on the worng feeling (anger) when in fact you shuld be dealing with the fear. When far is not dealt with it will pile up in your system and continue to bother you long after the incident and leave you more frustrated. Solution: reach out from the fear and when you sort that out, anger will not be required!
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I am 34 years old. At night I does not live alone at home. I affraid from horror. I am not sleeping alone at night. I does not watch horror movies. What can I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Aconite - 1M / 5 drops in little water twice a day for two days. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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Sir, I am 22 years old. I don't know what the problem is. But I feel that I have some psychotic problem. Why because: 1. I don't know how to behave with superiors when something wrong is noticed by me. I will be very anxiously shout about it infront of all. In remaining cases I will be showing almost (overly) respect & fear towards them. 2.Very very angry when something against my thoughts would happen. 3.Love to live alone without anyone (thinking I may perform better alone). 4.Slutter in the voice when speaking anxiously or angrily. Unable to deliver exact information what I have in my brain. 5.Rolling over of thoughts about this or that which makes instability of thoughts. 6.Complete Memory loss what I have learned previously. 7.Inability to understand / connect with lectures (about theoretical aspects only). 8.Dryness of mouth every hour especially when speaking with new people.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are having panic attacks and need to meet with a counselor immediately. On that person?s advice you may have to meet with a doctor and get on medication if so advised. Even so you must continue with the counseling to develop coping mechanisms to face the daily challenges of life. Because you are not handling fear well, you tend to over-react to normal fear with abnormal panic attacks. Then your panic reaction, which is fear based, irritates you easily and gets you angry. In other words the anger/irritation is an escalation over the fear. This is not advisable and it is happening because you are not dealing well with the panic. Anger is a cover-up feeling for the fear, and people may mistakenly respond to the anger whilst the scare remains unresolved and it may also increase because of the discomfort you have caused to others with the anger!!! About the issue itself: Do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? Have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? You can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too, though not to this extent!!!! There are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of panic reaction to disappear from your life for good.
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I am 21 years old I am not able to sleep at night, I think due to anxiety or stress so I don't feel energetic so can anyone suggest me a sleeping pill or tablet which is effective for me?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there ~ not being able to sleep at night may be due to many reasons and as you list out it may be due to excessive anxiety or stress and your poor energy may also related to the anxiety disorder. I hope you consult a psychiatrist to get a right medication for sleep prescribed. There are ways in which you can control or cope with anxiety and thus get your sleep to become normal. Please however consult a psychologist for counseling and a neuropsychiatrist for medications.
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I remained always worried, always in fear of suffering from some disease. Whatever it may be. What can I do?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
It depends on the severity of your suffering, get urself evaluated by a psychiatrist, if mild some counselling will do, else medications.
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Hi Docs I am a student of 12 (Med.) and when I usually learn topics and move further to learn next ones it always come in my mind that i'll forget previous ones and sometimes I get confused in just stupid things means when I get frustrated I not able to learn a bit of topic kindly Tell me solution and I am distracted by my mobile a lot.

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, 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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Hi, I am a working professional and face anxiety attacks sometimes when I am not able to speak properly and stammer a lot. This is not my usual self and there are phases when I face these challenges. Can someone please advise ways to overcome the same? Thank you in advance.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
This is called social anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist. Remedy depends on the severity, it can be CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) with or without medications. All the best.
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I feels quiting this life so many times. Overall I don't know what I want? My mind always fighting between what is right and wrong?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Feeling sad and depressed always, feeling stressed due to daily family issues, inability to deal with ongoing stress, becoming socially withdrawn and having feelings of" quitting life" are all signs of depressive disorder. If you are facing these symptoms persistently for more than 2 weeks, you should not hesitate in consulting a psychiatrist for help.
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Hlo sir I have a girlfriend But now she breakup with me But I love her alot I can' t without her Please sir How to forget her How to do? She was always hurt me.

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. The more you try to forget your girl friend, the more the relationship troubles you. I suggest you to divert your attention towards sports, games, body building, hobbies and education. Take care.
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I'm epilepsy patient patient ,or ye sleep disk hai, some people say k is disorder se Mari Jan ja Sakti hai, wt is truth explain me pls, nd m I normal people or not.

MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Siliguri
People with epilepsy are normal people. It's just that an uncontrolled seizure episode may risk you to injuries from a accident.
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I want to reduce my alcohol intake please Help before I use to take 3 times in a week now I feel like to have everyday.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine---------- quercus-robor 1x tabs (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tabs 3 time daily---------------this medicine will not only reduce cravings for alcohol but will also clean the distrous effects that alcohol has done to your body till now---------------for management for how to reduce this habit, please consult me---------
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