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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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1 yr. Ago, I had a very soft voice because of which most of the times people think that it's a girl on a phone although I am a boy. So, I strained my voice by Hardening it, Because of which my voice is very harsh & broken now. And I keep stuttering when I sing a song specially a rap song which was not at all a issue for me at that time. So, I just wanna know how can I improve my voice quality and Speak fluently, clearly and fast.

B. Sc. Speech and Hearing
Audiologist, Delhi
1 yr. Ago, I had a very soft voice because of which most of the times people think that it's a girl on a phone althou...
By hardening your voice you are doing vocal abuse. Harsh and hoarse voice happens because of vocal abuse. Consult ent specialist first he will guide you according whether you need to go for voice therapy or not. Take care.
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Sir I have just read about the border line personality disorder (bpd) I am also having that type of disorder and having some of the symptoms in it but my problem is' different''one which is 'UN EXPLAINABLE''also I met a psychologist a month ago and am unable to explain the problems which I had. I want to say my problem which I had in my heart but when it comes to tell I am speechless. What should I do to tell clearly the problems had in my heart.

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir I have just read about the border line personality disorder (bpd) I am also having that type of disorder and havi...
Whenever you feel like you want to share your inner thoughts with anyone, make a note of it in blank paper neatly. Write down in a paper. When you consult the doctor you can open the note and read out loud. Docs n tat too psychiatrist will understand your situation and vl help you to cope up with your problem.
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I am feeling depressed and low duw to my criticism by my boss. I feel down and the hours before I leave for office are very heavy. I feel choked and down.

M.Phil clinical psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am feeling depressed and low duw to my criticism by my boss. I feel down and the hours before I leave for office ar...
A boss duty is always to pinpoint the limitation or mistakes which one commits. So it is a part of their job, but taking criticism to such an extent which would hinder your growth or makes you highly distressed is not a good thing. So it is important for you to instead of repeatedly thinking about it, try to de-stress yourself by engaging in pleasurable and relaxable things like going out with family or friends, playing or doing some exercise second, all of us at one time or other become highly tensed when we are being criticized at workplace and leads to low motivation, less job satisfaction and stressed up. But dealing with criticism in a positive manner and instead of worrying over it, try to see what all things are there where you are lacking and if possible there can be chances of changing those things.
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Hello, I don't know how to react for situation. Because of study I couldn't spend enough time with my rummies. Actually I don't want also because no one understand me. They think that I am emotionally very strong but I am not as strong as they consider me. I ways wanted someone who understand support me. But they don't have time for me. In this situation what should I do. Because of this I couldn't concentrate on study. They always pointed me and proov that I am wrong.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
As you rightly said your interpersonal skills may be poor because of devoting too much time in your studies. But, it is no big deal. I think you are nearing completion of the studies you are pursuing now. No need to worry about anything except your studies. Concentrae at successful completion of your studies. Social and interpersonal skills can be developed afterwards.
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Stress and Family Life

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Stress and Family Life
In our modern life, stress is an indispensable part. Career, jobs, studies, incomes, business, money, property- all are associated with some sorts of stress. The problem gets exaggerated when it affects the family life. Because, at the end of the day, we all want to enjoy a happy family life. And a family life has its sense when the husband and the wife are in harmony. Needless to say, that a family is incomplete without a kid.

How stress affects family life? Effect of stress is not limited to mind. It has serious effects in the body. It affects blood circulation and the heart. It puts pressure on nerves. It also alters the blood sugar level. And he end result is diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart diseases. Ultimately these diseases affect all the organs of our body. Some people try to get rid of stress by smoking and alcohol. These will simply put burden on already affected heart and blood.

Stress also alters important hormone levels in our body. The hormones needed for basic reproductive function (sex, conception and pregnancy) are either increased or decreased. Prolactin hormone is increased. Normally prolactin is needed to secrete milk from breast to fed the baby. But abnormally increased prolactin leads to milk secretion from breast (even without pregnancy) and irregularities in periods. Very high prolactin may even lead to problems with ovulation (at middle of each period, the egg gets released from ovary) and as a result, the woman cannot conceive a baby. Even in male, high prolactin leads to difficulty in erection of penis. In some male, it can lead to gynaecomastia (growth of male breast). Excessive high dose of prolatin leads to loss of sex desire in male and interferes with spermatogenesis (sperm production).

Apart from increasing prolactin, stress can directly affect the hormones secreted from the pituitary gland of both male and female, the testes in male and the ovaries in female. As a result, all the reproductive functions get disturbed leading to problems in sex (loss of desire in both male and female, problems in erection and ejaculation in male), irregular periods in female and ultimately pregnancy cannot occur.

The diseases occurring as a result of stress (diabetes, hypertension etc) also affect the normal functions of ovaries causing irregular periods, even no periods at all. There may be problems in ovulation and thus difficulties in achieving pregnancy. Even if pregnancy occurs, it may be aborted because of these diseases. Similarly in male, diabetes and hypertension will cause sexual dysfunction and will affect sperm production.

The lifestyles accompanying stress are also responsible for harmful effects on family life. Smoking and alcohol have been mentioned earlier. Stress may be associated with abnormal weight gain and that will affect the woman’s life in badly manner. There will be disturbances in periods, ovulation problems, infertility and even pregnancy loss. Sitting for long time while driving or keeping laptops on laps, will increase the temperature of scrotum in male and thus will decrease the sperm production.

Again there is a vicious cycle- stress leads to family problems like problems in sex and in having pregnancy. That will in turn increase pressures from family (especially in-laws) and the society. This will simple aggravate the stress.
So, what can be done to avoid these problems? The answer seems to be simple- that is avoiding stress. But it’s very easy to say and difficult to commit. First thing is try to bring stress at home just keep it at your workplace. Avoid smoking and cut down alcohol consumption. Avoid sitting long time in front of computers and take periodical rests when you are working continuously. The rest does not mean that you have to lie down in bed; just have a short walk. Start exercise that will keep you healthy and reduce your stress. Yoga is an Indian culture that taught the Western world how to reduce stress. Take plenty of water and green vegetables and fruits. Avoid fast food. Always put on comfortable dresses. And if all of these do not work, try if you can do something to avoid the stress- like changing the workplace, talking directly to your co-employees or the employer. If still all these cannot help, consult psychological counselor. A timely counseling will reduce stress significantly. In very few cases, drugs may be needed to reduce stress. But remember, drugs can only be useful if you are trying all the other measures. Simple dependence on drugs won’t help much.

Now regarding family problems associated with stress follow simple measures. Often we feel embarrassed to discuss these issues. Try to enjoy time of personal intimacy to the fullest. Don’t think of any problems during that time. If still there are problems, don’t hesitate to take medical help. And please remember, the drugs used to solve sexual problems may have side effects. So, these should be taken only after medical consultation.
In case of female, maintain optimum weight. Avoid fast food, alcohol and smoking. If periods are irregular, maintain a menstrual diary. Consult a doctor to find out if there are some serious issues associated with these problems (like hormonal problems, thyroid diseases, even some tumours). You doctor will then decide the best treatment for you. If there are low desire for sex, don’t hesitate to take help of doctor. It may be a symptom of hormone deficiency that can affect your different systems (like bone, heart, blood etc). Now a days, there are lots of treatment options available for this.

For male, if there is low desire, consult your doctor to find out the cause of this problem. At the same time, avoid any anxiety, alcohol and smoking. Sometimes there are problems with erection. Instead of trying drugs shown in media or newspaper, feel free to talk to your doctor; because erection problem may be caused by some serious issues like heart disease, diabetes etc. So, if you have erection problems, consult doctor. He/ she will counsel you and give you the best treatment. Now if the problem is with ejaculation (like early loss of semen or very low semen), that issue can also be solved in the same way.
What’s about infertility problems? Stress and infertility are inter-related, as described before. Now, if there is problem with fertility, please remember few facts. Even in totally healthy couples, the chance of pregnancy after regular intercourse in fertile period (in the middle of menstrual cycle, usually) is only 20%. Though it appears disappointing, majority of couples conceive in course of time. So, couples are requested to report to doctor only if they tried regularly for one year without any protection. Then your doctor will assess you and try to find out the problem. And again, treatment of infertility is also depending on chance. Hat means we have to increase the chance above the natural chance (which is 20%). So, even one treatment fails, there is enough scope, so no need to lose hope. In other words, there is no need to increase the stress.

So, stay healthy, keep your mind healthy by avoiding stress and keep your family relationship totally stress-free.
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I couldn't concentrate on study these days. What could be its main reason. Pls suggest.

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, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly.
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Sometimes I get frustrated when any sudden problem comes. What to do 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
Sometimes I get frustrated when any sudden problem comes. What to do for this problem?
Dear , frustration, anger and aggression are emotions. You must know what is emotional intlligence and how important emotional intelligence. Emotional quotient measures a person emotional management ability and total emotional intelligence. I suggest you to take an eq test. Controlling emotions are not advised. But if you know how to stop being emotional, your problem is solved. We have rational emotive therapy (ret) to clear your problems. Contact me for more. Take care.
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I am suffering from pain in my body in every morning and pain in my leg.what to do

Diploma in Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Morena
I am suffering from pain in my body in every morning and pain in my leg.what to do
Check your Vit. D level in blood. Do regular yoga in the morning. Take adequate sound sleep for atleast 7 hrs..
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Hi. I am feeling lethargic and depressed most of the time. Lack of concentration and forgetfulness are some symptoms I am seeing in myself. Could be lack of vitamins.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi. I am feeling lethargic and depressed most of the time. Lack of concentration and forgetfulness are some symptoms ...
Loss of interest, decreased concentration and attention, feeling low and disturbed sleep or appetite are some of the signs of depression. Consult a psychiatrist who will assess you in detail. If you are feeling suicidal or hopeless, seek professional help immediately. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation and deep breathing. Indulge in hobbies. Spend time with people close to you.
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I'm suffering from dyslexia. All the words are jumbled up. Can not write or read properly, tried lot of counselors but no improvements till now. Kindly help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm suffering from dyslexia. All the words are jumbled up. Can not write or read properly, tried lot of counselors bu...
There may be some organicity to investigate too. However, if you have tried flashcards to improve your visual and auditory recall, then you can continue to repeat it often until noticeable change occurs. If you have not tried that, then please get those cards to help your dyslexia. You must also employ the kinesthetic, tactile, auditory, and visual modes of learning and practice daily. The tactile gives you a 'feel' of the letters and words, and the kinesthetic will give you movement symbols of letters and words to help you store permanent memories associated with words and the phonetics associated with them. It will also be good to seek counseling for the emotions that have built up over the years and take care of them too.
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I am 26 years old female and i am having bodyache from last 3months and I got my miscarriage last month. Please tell me what should I take to get rid of it and why is this happening to me?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 26 years old female and i am having bodyache from last 3months and I got my miscarriage last month. Please tell ...
Please do a complete blood count, thyroid function test and vit -d level. If any of these are abnormal you will need treatment accordingly.
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Sir, I Have PARKINSON'S Diseasae fdrom last 22 year, From last 3 year I have got pain in back from Heeps to Leg I cannot stand & Walk Properly. Thanking You & Waiting for reply.

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Neurologist,
Please let me know more details for opinion.Am an Ayurvedic Doctor and am doing only traditional Ayurvedic Kerala Treatments.
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Suffering from stammering from my childhood Please tell me the solution to solve it.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Since problem is persistent from childhood, it will take time to treat. You need to consult speech pathologist.
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Nowadays I can't concentrate on my studies think so I got mental problem or what I don't know.

Dnb(psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Allahabad
If this goes on for more than two weeks without obvious reason it might be due to depression. Meditation and exercise might help.
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Hi I am not able to concentrate in My study . My mind was always going to sex. What am l do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi I am not able to concentrate in My study . My mind was always going to sex. What am l do.
You have to practise mind control and these thoughts are very usual in your age. Do meditation and yoga .10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful.
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I am 35 years male, last 8 to 10 moth I am feeling it is very hard or difficult to re call memory. Please advise.

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Get your mri 2 d brain done. If it is normal then you may be suffering from depression consult psychiatrist and you will be all right.
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Sir I'm suffering from psychological problem due to emotional attachment of my love n not able to concentrate on anything I want to get out of it and be able to react normally what do I have to do now?

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
Sir I'm suffering from psychological problem due to emotional attachment of my love n not able to concentrate on anyt...
Dear lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. Emotional attachment and resultant lack of concentration in studies is a common problem. You are 20. Understand that you are going to marry your girl friend only after getting a job. Such realization can help you overcome the present emotional attachment. Take care.
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