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Dr. Vijay Kumar

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

10 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Vijay Kumar MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine Psychiatrist, Bangalore
10 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Vijay Kumar is one of the best Psychiatrists in Peenya, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 10 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He has completed MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine . You can consult Dr. Vijay Kumar at Chetana Clinic in Peenya, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijay Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy - Kuvempu Univerisity, - 2007
MD - Internal Medicine - - 2012
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English

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Hey doctor I am remaining unfit nd I have very much body pain so what should I do for being fit and keep my health good.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hey doctor I am remaining unfit nd I have very much body pain so what should I do for being fit and keep my health good.
Hi, Take Tab Phytolacca berry(Dr Wilmar Shawbe.German) 2tabs to be chewed twice a day for 1mth Eat Oats daily as it contains high fiber and helps in reducing fats effectively. Avoid bakery products and too much of fermented food Revert back
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I am suffering from nervousness and very low self esteem during certain situation. Afraidnes and depression kill my confidence well during marriage ,group discussion ,and during personal problem. Sexual level also die, Please help me to stabilise my confidence well during this situation. Till now I have suffer four time depression which last for 30 to 40 days.

M. Sc Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counselling, Internship Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Greater Noida
I am suffering from nervousness and very low self esteem during certain situation. Afraidnes and depression kill my c...
Hi, I can see that you have been facing this concern for a seemingly long time now. How have you dealt with feelings of depression in the past? I am assuming that you took medication and though it helped lift your mood maybe it hasn't helped strengthen your self confidence etc. You would benefit from one on one counseling with a psychologist. Please do so, a psychologist can help you work on your areas of concern and deal with them better. Hope this helps.
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I am twenty two year old man. My body is always pain so I want to take some medicine. So please give the tips.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am twenty two year old man. My body is always pain so I want to take some medicine. So please give the tips.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and update.
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How to Stop Mild Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

FIPS, PGDMLS, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How to Stop Mild Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour

Obsessive compulsive behaviour is form of anxiety disorder in which unreasonable thoughts and fears, which are obsessions that lead one to do repetitive compulsive behaviour. Root causes of obsessive compulsiveness are complex and often deep seated. The underlying emotional states may include the fear of unknown, not being in control, negative outcomes, failure, rejection, shame, annihilation or embarrassment

You can eliminate mild obsessive compulsion easily, whereas, severe obsessive compulsiveness, require support of medical and mental health professionals.

When you start pondering or obsessing over an activity, you must try to stop the negative pattern, and provide control and security. A good anchor code stops an obsessive thought pattern and provides fact-based security for new action. One can get it under control and recover from it, however at the present, there is no cure. It is a potential that will always be there in the background, even when one's life is no longer affected by it.

The treatment for obsessive compulsive behaviour depends on the how much the condition is affecting the daily life of the person. There are two main treatments, firstly cognitive behavioural therapy, which involves graded exposure and response prevention and the second being medication. The cognitive behaviour therapy emboldens one to face one's fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without neutralising them with compulsions. In second case, treatment is by medication to control one's symptoms by altering the balance of chemicals in brain.

Obsessive compulsive behaviour that has a relatively minor impact on one's daily life is usually treated with a short course of cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy involves exposure and response prevention that is used to help people with all severities. People with mild to moderate behaviour usually need about 10 hours of therapist treatment, combined with exercises to be done at home between sessions. Those with moderate to severe symptoms may need a more intensive course of therapy that lasts longer than 10 hours.

During the sessions, one works with therapist to break down the problems into their separate parts like physical feelings, thoughts and actions. The therapist encourages you to face your fear and let the obsessive thoughts occur without putting them right. It requires motivation and one should start with situations that cause the least anxiety first. These exposure exercises need to take place many times a day, and need to be done for one to two hours without engaging in compulsions to undo them. People with Obsessive compulsive behaviour find that when they confront their anxiety without carrying the compulsion, the anxiety goes away. Each time, the chances of anxiety reduces and last for a shorter period of time. 

Once you have one exposure task, you can move on to a more difficult task, until you have overcome all of the situations that make you anxious.  It is important to remember it can take several months before a treatment has a noticeable effect. It is extremely vital to remember that no one is perfect, nor can anyone recover perfectly.  Even in well maintained recoveries, people can occasionally mess up and forget what they are supposed to be doing.

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Due to unemployment really feels depressed. Please guide me to refresh myself and make me comfortable.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
Due to unemployment really feels depressed. Please guide me to refresh myself and make me comfortable.
Keep yourself relaxed so I that you can take proper decision about your future exercise and meditate.
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Sir I want to suicide what is the best and possible way to be dealt in case of suicide. Hoping for a postive reply.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Suicide is not an end its better u try adjust in life. Struggle is a part of everybody;s life u can come for counselling I will help u.
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I am a student. I am not qualifying any competition exam so I am depressed. Please give me any suggestions.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am a student. I am not qualifying any competition exam so I am depressed. Please give me any suggestions.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a second psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Hello sir, My problem is I am feeling sleepy every time I am not concentrate on my study's Give me solution what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please go for a complete medical examination to find out he cause of your sleepiness. If you are sleeping well at night, there may be other causes for this extent of sleepiness. In the meantime, you may follow these recommendations to improve concentration: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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I am 37 year old man, from some while I am feeling very shy to talk to anyone especially with ladies so what is the remedy for this situation.

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General Physician,
I am 37 year old man, from some while I am feeling very shy to talk to anyone especially with ladies so what is the r...
The remedy is only to develop a positive mind and boldly talk with them and you may also seek the help of a counsellor
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Are you suffering from SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?? Take this test & Know yourself!!!

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Are you suffering from SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?? Take this test & Know yourself!!!
Social Anxiety Disorder
An intense fear of social situations that leads to difficulties
with personal relationships and at the workplace or in school is most common in people with social anxiety disorder. Individuals with social anxiety disorder often have an irrational fear of being humiliated in public for “saying something stupid,” or “not knowing what to say.” Some people use drugs and alcohol to try and reduce their anxiety. This is very dangerous because even though some drugs make people feel less anxious when they are high, anxiety becomes even worse when the drugs wear off.
Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder
What treatments are available for anxiety disorders?
Effective treatments include medications and psychotherapy techniques like imagined exposure. In most cases, a combination of psychotherapy techniques and medications is most beneficial.Some commonly used medications for anxiety
disorders are medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
(SSRIs) like sertraline (Daxid), escitalopram (Nexito) & many more. In addition, importance of having a good diet and getting enough sleep are known to decrease symptoms in people. Regular exercise has also been scientifically proven to be effective.
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I'm 18years old boy. My problem is feminism. I'm afraid to marry. Because of this problem. Sometimes I am ok. But sometimes my speaking style behave style like a girl. Sometimes perfect men.

Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (pursuing), BPTh/BPT, zumba fitness - sports nurtionist
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I'm 18years old boy. My problem is feminism. I'm afraid to marry. Because of this problem. Sometimes I am ok. But som...
Gender identity and acceptance is very important for self. Your being comfortable with yourself and appreciate your natural gender orientation is more important than marriage. Read" you can heal your life" book. Also you can attend my workshops for same.
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Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Dare to believe!!
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I am 26 years old I have problem that I am smoking alot how much I am trying to control also I am unable to control. I have tried in many way but no use. I am not getting what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, Take Daphne indica 1X (DR wilmar shawbe ,German ) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day for 30 days Revert back
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Hi, I had a break up with my boyfriend 2 weeks before. We were in relationship for 3 months. I was so close to him and addicted to him. Now I can't forget him anyhow. I have lost my concentration everywhere when he told me we have to stop everything. I can't sleep proper at nights. So worried. So tensed always. I always miss him. Cause I loved him truly. i'm totally in depression. Don't know what to do? Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hi, I had a break up with my boyfriend 2 weeks before. We were in relationship for 3 months. I was so close to him an...
If he is right in all sense then try again to contact with him through your parents. If he is a good boy. Marry him. Don't hide him from anyone. If he was right person for you then why he left you. That is why he is wrong. Take advise only from yours parents they will always think and give right suggest to you. If you can not do anything for this relationship then do yoga and have good food, walk. In 6 to 12 month you will forget everything. Don't take any tension. Take care.
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I am 28 yrs old has a smoking addiction and now a days dont feel like goin out of house, migraines and other health problems have started. Dont want to go work feels insecure and threatened. Deeply stressed out always.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 28 yrs old has a smoking addiction and now a days dont feel like goin out of house, migraines and other health p...
You may be into an anger related depression or in the early stages of it. Meet with a counselor and work out your emotions with that person and follow all the instructions. When you internalize your feelings you will experience a lot of health complications. If you know of any reason, developmental or genetic that has contributed to this condition, take that to your counselor. So go out and meet with people, exercise regularly, sleep well and eat healthily. 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 scotching 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: find someone to love and to love you back. 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 everyday and learn to be contended with what you have.
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I feel very afraid no kore hope for life I think I am seek but don't know. Whats its called ?

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
It's the insecurity feeling thinking about your future or more ambitious plans. Try not thinking too much. When you get such feeling get away from that event and engage in social events.
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I am 31 male having problem of panic attacks and anxiety my bpm is goin upto 137 and than slows down to 85-110 is it any heart problems.

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General Physician,
I am 31 male having problem of panic attacks and anxiety my bpm is goin upto 137 and than slows down to 85-110 is it ...
For panic attacks you need a psychiatric counselling and for BP you need medication. Do yoga and meditation also.
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