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Dr. Vijay Kumar

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

10 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Vijay Kumar MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine Psychiatrist, Bangalore
10 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Vijay Kumar is a popular Psychiatrist in Dasarahalli, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 10 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. He is a qualified MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, MD - Internal Medicine . You can visit him at Chetana Clinic in Dasarahalli, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, 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 - Kuvempu University - 2012
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I am suffering from great fear of death and aging causing anxiety insonomia and angity. I am taking mirtazapine 7.5 and esclitopramplus .I am feeling good. But when I discontinue it again feeling fear. Doctor has told me you r suffering from OCD/GAD. Please suggest me best homeopathy medicine or ayurvedic medicine. I am doing yoga and sudarshan Kriya on daily basis.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from great fear of death and aging causing anxiety insonomia and angity. I am taking mirtazapine 7.5 a...
You may continue taking the prescribed medicines, but I think time you realised that medicine is giving you only interim relief, the moment you stop taking medicine, you begin to feel uncomfortable. Our physical reactions are not only controlled physiologically but are impacted by our thought process. I recommend that you meet a psychologist and work on your feelings and thoughts- unless you challenge the irrationality of your fears and your thoughts, you will continue having these difficulties. Eventually you will land up taking higher doses of the medicines to calm yourself. Yoga and sudharshan kriya are good ways of relaxation but you will require cognitive behaviour therapy (cbt), or some other form of psychotherapy as a permanent solution to your fears.
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I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I just don't enjoy the things I used to, and I don't feel much like visiting friends or family. Is this part of aging?
Hi my friend it is not due to aging. You are young. I will prescribe you some harmless flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to get original ones. Mix 4 drops of water violet + 4 drops of impatiens + 4 drops of chicory + 4 drops of mimulus + 2 drops of agrimony. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink once daily before sleeping.
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I feel so depressed I cnt focus on anything wht should I do some time I feel like suicide is d bst way to shortcut my problems.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I feel so depressed I cnt focus on anything wht should I do some time I feel like suicide is d bst way to shortcut my...
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 The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated. As your depression is severe, due to suicidal idea. All the best.
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How to quit smoking?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Nicotine gums and nicotine patches may be used if you want any help to curb the physical urge since nicotine is the dependency causing substance in tobacco smoke. When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I want to quit smoking what's the best medicine to quit smoking. Please help I am willing to quit smoking. Do reply soon.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Lybrate-user. Smoking habit is not difficult to quit if you really decide to. When you smoke, initial 2 -3puffz are required ones and then you csn throw it away. So this way you can half the total number of cigarettes per day. You csn abruptly stop it but with a consultation of a doctor. Behavior therapy plays important role. There are medicated nicotine patches which can really take care of your cravings. You should avoid clues of smoking. E. G do not hang out with the frndz who provoke smoking try to resolve cobflucts which can increase your smoking. Start following meditation and yoga which will take care of your stress and ultimately smoking. Make a diary of number of cigarettes smoked pet day and gift yourself when you reduce the number. So take care!
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I love a boy a lot we were together for 3 years but then he cheated me I want to get rid of his thoughts I am not being able to sleep nor work

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
That is unfortunate, but what were your reasons for loving him? maybe he wasn' t looking for a long term relationship. What made you trust him so much that you didn' t pick up the signs of cheating? most people will leave telltale signs of cheating and disinterest. To get over his memory, you need to look at it from a different way. You can t change what happened, but you can change how you look and respond to that pain and experience. Now you are a free bird and have more time on your hands to do things that you wanted to do but didn' t get time to do. Learn your lessons and move on. Every experience, good or bad has a lot to teach. Learn your lessons and see what and how you contributed to this breakup. Decide to do things differently next time and reduce possibilities of it failing. Remember what was good in the relationship and cherish those moments as good memories. Don' t blame yourself because everyone makes a mistake and you have just started out in life. Next time you will know better. Don' t visit places which you frequented, remove things that remind you of him, meet other people who are supportive of you. Keep yourself busy doing things which are meaningful to you and will take you forward in life. A counsellor will be able to help you mend your broken heart, pick up the strings and start a new life again. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last week. I am feeling very depressed. I'm not interested in anything. I have an headache all the time. Please help me.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I lost somebody close last week. I am feeling very depressed. I'm not interested in anything. I have an headache all ...
What you are going through is greaving. Loosing loved one is not easy to deal with emotionally. I am sorry for your loss. There are few things I would like you to try. 1. When you feel sad. Feel the feeling of sadness fully. You may close your eyes and let that sadness flow through your mind and body. If tears flow let them flow. Cry it out. Feeling what you feel fully and totally is healing. Once you feel your sadness fully. You might feel the lightness in your heart. Feel that too and say out loud. How wonderful! and engage your mind remembering some good qualities and good times you spent with the person you are missing. 2. Regular simple breath awareness meditation also help manage your loss. 3. You may also l write daily 3 to 5 things you are grateful to every morning. These things could be as simple as having a bed to sleep and food to eat. Affirm what you write and add new thing in your list for 7 to10 days. If you are not feeling any change over next 2 weeks or if you lack motivation to initiate and maintain above activities feel free revert and we could work together for few weeks to months to reverse your cycle and help you appreciate what you have. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I have been smoking since 7 years and lips have become black. Can you please suggest me how to make my lips non black in short time.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I have been smoking since 7 years and lips have become black. Can you please suggest me how to make my lips non black...
The first step to getting back the colour of your lips is to stop smoking. Quitting can have some really amazing and immediate effects on your body. Apart from that, drinking enough water and keeping your lips well moisturised is an essential part of getting back their colour. Another great way to help your lips regain their colour is to exfoliate them regularly and avoid licking your lips (as this will only make them drier and tend to cause a change in their colour). Home remedies to lighten lips naturally toothbrush exfoliation: this is an extremely simple way to exfoliate your lips. All you need is to apply some petroleum jelly or olive oil on your lips and use a soft tooth brush to gently exfoliate them. Run the brush over your lips in gentle circular motions for about three to four minutes. Then wash your lips with some warm water and apply some desi ghee on them to keep them moisturised. Sugar and lemon exfoliation: this is another method to exfoliate your lips. Take a teaspoon of sugar, add a few drops of olive oil and lemon to the mix. Now take this paste and apply it on your lips. Gently massage your lips with this paste using soft circular motions to exfoliate them. Once all the sugar has dissolved or fallen off, wash away the excess with normal water.
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Plz doctor help me out I am having some problem in my studies my mind is not working good so help me out from it as soon as possible.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take bacopa monnn. 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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Hi doctor sir/madam I and my husband small small matter getting fighting touch I also shouting touch emotional he getting hungry with me lot of he will slap for me on that time I dont know what I am doing I only crying lot and my brain will think dont be in this world go any thing do an die you dont live go die go die it will say what I am doing what happened for me I dont know that time I am getting suicide for me my head to much of hot 2 days back same thing I decided to suicide what for me happened doctor pls give me my mind also to upset what I can do pls give me advice and solution.

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
Cherry plum, mustard, chicory and vine, they are bach remedies to solve your problem and suicidal tendencies. Each 5 pills once daily for two weeks. Platina 200x is a prime for suicidal tendencies when life being a burden. 2-3 doses enough for you. This is homoeopathic medicine completely safe.
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How to treat anxiety? I want to cure and why my left side of stomach downward to chest is paining?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
How to treat anxiety? I want to cure and why my left side of stomach downward to chest is paining?
You must go for counseling soon. Counseling will help in training you will skills and techniques to cope with the daily challenges in life and will give you a fair chance to manage your life. You must also develop your constitution to make it fit enough to cope with fear, felt many times unnecessarily. You may be taking normal fear and converting it into abnormal fear like anxiety and so on. Take care of the following: Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be. You are young and you can treat your stomach disorder and anxiety at the same time with good results.
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Always some negative thoughts come to mind and I am suffering from depressions. How to get rid of this problem?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Always some negative thoughts come to mind and I am suffering from depressions. How to get rid of this problem?
when we have these negative thoughts, most of the time it is associate with some fear or loss, it may be associated with something which happend in your life. When our mind is hooked into past it is normal to have lot of negative thoughts and in turn feeling low. The good news is that our mind could be wired to switch back to positive things and resilience building. We have immense potential within us and we could tap into those one step at a time, one day at a time. When things does not happen as we wish or people do not behave as we expect that is when out of disappointment, frustration, loneliness, anger, sadness. Etc we react and our mind starts thinking negative thoughts. Changing this pattern of responding to stressful situation requires both persistence and patience. Also you will only be able to work on this out of love and kindness towards you. Strong motivation will go a long way. Writing a statement about how would you want to respond in a similar situation and how will your life and your happiness will change if you do learn to manage your stress and how to respond to it. Once that is clear. Try following things to learn relaxation response which leads to better coping mechanism on a daily basis. To begin with doing guided progressive muscular relaxation before sleeping will help you relax. You could google and download an audio file. I would also suggest you to take a multiple small break to take 3 nice and deep breath while keeping your eyes closed. You could do this while sitting or standing or while even walking or climbing stairs (keep your eyes open in that case). When you take a nice and deep break there is actual physiological change in your body. This will help you to activate parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and helps you calm down and think more clearly. This will also actually improve your performance in your work. Along with this exercise is one of the best way to relive stress and stay fit. Engage in any kind of physical activity at least 4 times a week. This also helps in stress reduction. Along with this some relaxation exercises as well as engaging in joyful activities such as music, singing, dancing, reading, being in nature, gardening, talking with friends or anything which you enjoy will help reducing stress and rejuvenation of your mind and body. Have good routine for sleep and eating. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white floor in your diet as much as you could. Along with this also increase consumption of raw vegetables in the form of salad in both the meals of your day. Let me. Know if you need any further help. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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I am open heart person I will always speak openly that is disadvantage for me even unknown person I believe he is a right person and put all my burden and worries in front of them that is advantage for them so how to avoid this kind discripencies in out life.

M. Phil Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
You should talk about your burdens and problems but only with a few people you trust. Make sure to converse with people on neutral topics rather than on personal ones. Make sure to evaluate your thoughts before you put them in words.
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Hiii. I am 35 years old. I am facing some problem like unable to sleep in night properly and many times I feel so heaviness in my brain and feeling so restless and able to concentrate. Bad bad thoughts coming in my mind. What should I do.

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Psychologist, Delhi
Hiii. I am 35 years old. I am facing some problem like unable to sleep in night properly and many times I feel so hea...
Dear lybrate user lybrate-user due to heavy pressure and changing environment every one is facing so much tension and stress so its common these days. Make yourself busy so that your brain should be in motion and for bad thoughts listen so loud music. Try some deep breathing exercise. Lie down before 10 or 10: 30 and read some book and if your sleeping cycle will be regular then your stress level will also decrease. Consult any psychologist it will help.
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Are you a 'What-If' person? Kill anxiety in 4 easy ways

Post graduate in counselling psychology
Psychologist,
Are you a 'What-If' person? Kill anxiety in 4 easy ways
Are you a 'What-If' person? Kill anxiety in 4 easy ways

Thinking about dangers and risks is a normal phenomenon, it helps us to stay alert and to become a good problem solver. It’s only when worrying gets out of a person’s control, it turns into a problem. If a person is constantly preoccupied with “what-if " and keeps imagining worst-case scenarios, worry actually turns into the cause for high pulse rate, insomnia, poor mental and physical health.

Here are 4 simple steps to cope with anxiety and worry.

1. Breathing technique: The first thing to do when you get anxious is to take deep breath. Deep breathing is a powerful anxiety-reducing technique because it activates the body’s relaxation response. Try slowly inhaling to a count of 5, filling your belly first and then your chest, gently holding your breath to a count of 5, and slowly exhaling to a count of 5 and repeat several times.

2. Accept that you’re anxious: Remember anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling, by reminding yourself that anxiety is simply an emotional reaction, you can start to accept it. Acceptance is critical because trying to eliminate anxiety often worsens it. But accepting your anxiety doesn’t mean liking it or resigning yourself to a miserable existence. It just means you would benefit by accepting reality as it is – and in that moment, reality means 'anxiety' you are feeling.

3. Question your worries. When people are anxious, most of the time their brains start coming up with all sorts of unrealistic ideas, which most likely will never occur. To avoid unnecessary worry, one should ask himself / herself a few questions like:
- Is there a reason to believe something is wrong?
- What evidence is there that something is wrong?
- If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?
- What are the options I can use to handle the situation at hand?


4. Focus on right now: When people are anxious, they are usually obsessing about something that might occur in the future. It is important that when a person becomes anxious, he/she takes a deep breath and pay attention to what’s happening right now, around them. Even if something serious is happening, focusing on the present moment will improve your ability to manage the situation.

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5 signs that you or your loved one may have bipolar disorder

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
5 signs that you or your loved one may have bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition where the patient may go through certain periods of extreme happiness and joy which is known as mania. On the other hand, there may be other periods where the patient may be extremely sad and depressed and even suicidal.

In some individuals, these phases may last quite long whereas, in others, they may change very quickly. However, there are certain common symptoms displayed by patients with bipolar disorder. Let's look at a few of them.

  • Feeling extremely happy, to the point of being careless - Certain patients, at the onset of bipolar disorder, will feel extremely happy and have their sense of judgment hampered. When patients feel very elated without proper context, or for very small reasons, it could be an indication that the person is experiencing mania.
  • Feeling extremely depressed - Similarly, on the other end of the spectrum, if a person feels extremely depressed without an appropriate reason, it may be due to bipolar disorder. Also, the severity of depression and the length of time for which a person experiences it is also an indicator of the condition.
  • Lack of interest in activities which formerly interested you - You may suddenly lose interest in an activity that genuinely interested you earlier. This may include your profession or hobbies.
  • Loss of appetite during the depression phases - During the phases of depression or sadness, which may sometimes last for months, a person may rapidly lose weight due to lack of interest in food. Even for patients who have shorter cycles of changes lasting for only a few weeks, this will be noticeable.
  • Extreme restlessness and lack of sleep during the manic phases - When the person enters a manic or happy cycle, it may trigger over enthusiasm, restlessness and lack of sleep. This, like the depression phase, will also vary from patient to patient and may continue for the entire duration of the phase. A jump from a depression cycle into this phase will be definitely noticed by others.


If a few of these symptoms are detected, then the patient should be taken to a mental health professional for appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

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Related Tip: Early Warning Signs of Mental Disorders Later in Life

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My child is not concentrating in studies. what can i do?

Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
Psychologist,
Not concentrating on studies could be due to many reasons like dislike of the subject/teacher, interest in other things, or any other problems occurring in the child's life. You and your child can talk to a counselling psychologist in your city to figure out what is the reason and what you can do about it. She can guide you and give you parenting tips to help you.
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Please let me excess alcohol consume hair fall and dandruff. I use to take alcohol 3 time in a week. And facing extreme hair fall and dandruff.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please let me excess alcohol consume hair fall and dandruff. I use to take alcohol 3 time in a week. And facing extre...
The hair fall has nothing to do with alcohol consumption per se. You should look at other causes and stress factors that may be causing this problem. Even if you are drinking alcohol from stress, you could be precipitating this effect. You should meet a dermatologist and s/he will guide you as to the cause and treatment approaches.
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I lost some body In my life and I'm depressed for this incident so how I fell simply.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I lost some body In my life and I'm depressed for this incident so how I fell simply.
Hello, * go for meditation to reduce your stress, this will help you to over come your depression. As well. *homoeo-care*8 @ ignatia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. * divert your mind to some lovable event, meet your friends, go to library. Enjoy gardening. All d best.
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