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Dr. Vijaya Kumar

MBBS

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

23 Years Experience
Dr. Vijaya Kumar MBBS Psychiatrist, Bangalore
23 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Vijaya Kumar is a renowned Psychiatrist in RMV Extension, Bangalore. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 23 years. He has done MBBS . You can meet Dr. Vijaya Kumar personally at Manasvi Specialist in RMV Extension, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Vijaya Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I anger very fast on little things. It increased day by day. I want to be alone. If someone suggest me something, I anger and think for suicide.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Looks like your anger is getting the better of you and is impacting your daily life as well as your relationships. Maybe you don't like people because of how they behave and talk...or maybe you feel rejected by their behaviour. But the anger that you feel is really a choice that you are making because you can very well choose to laugh it off or not get affected as well but you don't seem to be doing that. Thinking of suicide, might be a short cut to peace and happiness but then you would have not used any of the potential that you have within you that wants tocome out. Do you want to let go of all the goodness within you? I suggest that you see a counsellor and learn tips and techniques to manage your anger better and use it to your advantage rather than thinking of suicide. You could talk more assertively and explain your anger instead od expressing it. Go away from the situation, calm down and come back and talk...or count upto 20 and then talk. Maybe listening to the person, might help you to understand their view point and this actually helps build bridges as emotional intimacy increases. Please see a psychiatrist immediately in a nearby hospital if you have been thinking about committing suicide for some time. This forum is not meant for emergency cases.
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What is the difference between psychologist and psycratist? I have anxiety and chest pain which type of doctor is better for me?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
What is the difference between psychologist and psycratist?
I have anxiety and chest pain which type of doctor is bet...
The only difference between psychologist and psychiatrist is, that a psychiatrist can prescribe medications if required, while a psychologist can not. If you need to consult, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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I am 20 years old. I am going through mental stress. How do I get sleep and not let my family know about it. I do get thoughts of suicide. How do I handle myself?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I am 20 years old. I am going through mental stress. How do I get sleep and not let my family know about it. I do get...
Do 1.no alcohol 2. Reduce body wt if over wt 3. No smoking 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily, do first thing in the morning 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Social support from friends and family members- discuss your problems with some one you trust 9. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. For medicine contact on private chat. Good luck.
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I'm in a relationship from three years I want to marry her but due to inter caste she directly said no to me. I'm crazy for her I loved her more than my parents I have neglected everything for her but she doesn't care. Now I can't live without her I wanted to commit suicide but my parents have lots of hope from me. I can't study every time my. Brain think about her please help me I have my exams after two days.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I wish she had told you about the caste problem before you fell in love with her. It now looks like this is a serious reason and her parents and her community may not allow her to get married to anyone outside of her caste. You have to accept this reality and move on. If you tried any other means this might jeopardize her life and yours unnecessarily. Nobody is worth dying for unless you were in an attempt to save them. Your life is very precious and you must want to live for your own sake first. Your parents will be devastated if you did something foolish, and all their efforts to bring you up will have gone completely to waste. It only shows that you can love a person who has just come into your life more than the people who gave you life and spent so many years bringing you up! Surely you do not mean that? Keep the good memories of this girl and learn to live without her. You will find a very suitable girl when you are well educated and a great success in life. For you to feel this level of despair it can only mean that there is some weakness in your personality. This is something for you to work on with a counselor and develop a good personality. If however, this is final, then remove all associations of hers: gifts, notes, letters, cards, emails, and any reminders to get her out of your system, not just the mind. Keep the good memories but don’t indulge in them. Get back to your old pals and revive those contacts. Normally when we get a girl friend, we drop all our friends and live exclusively with her. This is not a good thing to do, generally. So do get back to them and get into good social circles. They will help you get over her. Do not talk ill or malign your ex to your friends, whatever was the reason. That is unfortunately a very bad habit many of us have – we must still respect her reputation and treat her with dignity. Since this break up is so serious for you that suicidal thoughts are also plaguing you, do meet up with a counselor and talk about your feelings, openly. This is not the end of the world and she is not the only girl in life. You will find another but learn not to repeat the mistakes that led to the breakup. This time choose wisely and behave like a true gentleman.
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I am 28 years old. I am experiencing stressed whenever talking to people and like to avoid conversation. I feel very pain in my eyes and some time experience headache too. This was happening since last three months when I was giving introduction in front of people at my office and I feel nervous and insulted.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 28 years old. I am experiencing stressed whenever talking to people and like to avoid conversation. I feel very ...
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Sarswatrishta 4 tsp after lunch and dinner 2. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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Im really suffering from stress and tension. Need some serious help. Please give some honest answer and advice. I feel I should consult a psychologist but im scared as to they prescribe medicines and I do not wish to take any. Im just alone and need some life coaching advices in life. Please help me for the same.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Im really suffering from stress and tension. Need some serious help. Please give some honest answer and advice. I fee...
Hello Arzoo you can takr counselling with proper sittings from a good counsellor to clear all your stress n avoid all kind of tension.Counselli g will help you to move ahead with good skills.u canask for further advice
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How to increase memory power for concentration as I am not able to concentrate and grab the reading stuff as of older days.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam. CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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I am suffering from depression from last one month about a girl. I am getting negative thoughts such as suicide. Please help me to come out from this.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
I am suffering from depression from last one month about a girl. I am getting negative thoughts such as suicide. Plea...
You need medicines along with counselling.Life is very precious we don't have any thing after life we get only one life to enjoy its colours is it justified that for one girl you are ending your life . If that girl is not respecting your feelings and love is it really right that for her you are making your life hell.if you will commit suicide then what will happen 1st that girl will live her life happily as now she is living ,it will not effect her life any way,2nd by commiting suicide you will defame your love and no one will remember Do something good in your career such that you can alive your love life long.I know its difficult but not impossible . You can do few things ,Make some new friends ,make yourself busy,do yoga and some aerobic exercise,you can go for any trip ,make your schedule such that you don't get free time.take care
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I feel discipline is the one thing that I don't have. How do I incorporate discipline in my life?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I feel discipline is the one thing that I don't have. How do I incorporate discipline in my life?
There are four tools for discipline: 1. The ability to delay gratification, 2. Dedication to the truth. 3. Acceptance of responsibility. 4. Flexibility and balance.
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I'm a very lazy boy and I am not able to do my work and study properly so what should I do to keen my body and mind active?

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), MSc nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Avoid high fat, fried foods and junk foods. Have more of fruits and veggies in your diet. Exercise regularly for 30 minutes.
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I m 27 years old before marriage I was going to work distance was 1 hour from home and after marriage we shifted to some other place and now distance is 2hrs to work I got just married 1 month back now my daily head and full body pain alot why its happening pls help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I m 27 years old before marriage I was going to work distance was 1 hour from home and after marriage we shifted to s...
Hi! It is due to too much travelling beyond your bodies tolerance You are under stress too Please do something about it then you will be fine Drink water more When you get chance take rest Eat healthy
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Doctor, my father is not suffering from mental problem. He just feel uncomfortable due to high temperature, he zonk out in noon in summer days. Please suggest.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You can give him kali phos 12x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Whenever I read anything, it stays in my mind for a long time and has an impact, please suggest.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It is good you have a good memory. But dont allow it to waste your time away by ruminating on the facts.
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The problem is kinda complicated and I shall try my best to explain in as simple a manner as possible. So basically there is this girl I really love and we have been talking to each other since about 3 weeks. I know 3 weeks sounds like a less time but in this time frame we have shared quite a lot about each other. Even the things that 2 opposite sex friends would not normally share with each other like family past, sexual/masturbation tendencies, about our ex girlfriends/boyfriends etc. Like we both are open minded enough to discuss these things really normally. After like 2 weeks, I confessed to her that I love her and she just told me to wait due to her recent breakup and other trust issues with regards to relationships such as being commitment phobic as she claims to be sometimes. But at the same time she tells me not to loose contact with her at any point of time and maybe after sometime she might say yes. At times she also flirts with me calling me cute and all and she dosen't mind me flirting with her as well. She would not even mind getting drunk with me at my house even though she has not done with any other guy. Not even with her exes. Now comes my question. I tend to contemplate that all these chain of events that took place between us is a sign of the fact that she probably likes me as well. However its kind of making me mad as to why is she stalling this whole thing so much despite of such good bonding between us. Is she playing games with me? Does she has any plans to screw around with me as if i'm just a time pass? Would we ever fall into a committed relationship? I really do not know whats going on here. And on top of that I get confused hearing my friends say that I am not taking the right approach with her. They suggest me tactics like unusual questions and ego games in order to make her like me. But I never wanna do these things to get her. I just wanna be myself. The truthful honest self. So please give some advice here as to how to go about it and how to tackle the anxieties and depression that come forth when I am missing her when she is busy. Thank you so much for reading till here.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Bardhaman
Hello, thank you for elaborating your case here. I would like to advice you to be yourself althrough the way. As you are since for two people to stay together for long, staying like oneself is indeed crucial. For the matter that though you feel she likes you but is not telling you 'yes' for your proposal, I would like to tell you that its perfectly normal at this juncture for her when she just had a rusty ride with her ex. Just give her some time to revive all that she had with her ex. She is now also in a tumultous phase of her life and shr has found you who has lend her a soothing shoulder. To caress her. My last words would be. Give your relationship some time. Concentrate on your studies. Let your relationship with her follow its usual course. Regards.
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How I have to increased my memory power. How can I concentrate more on my studies.? Pls suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, There are few food which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1.Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2.Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice.Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3.Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4.Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient.Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily.
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Sir my age is 34 and since from 10 months I have high bp more than normal and now I quit smoking since from 4 months and started walking up to 6 km since 8 month but still I am taking bp tablet amlokind at and its normal when I take tablets , if I left the tablet it will be high only . . Sir give me any suggestions to be normal bp with out taking tablet .

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sir my age is 34 and since from 10 months I have high bp more than normal and now I quit smoking since from 4 months ...
Dear lybrate-user, blood pressure is one of the conditions that predispose you to heart attack or stroke. The other modifiable condition is smoking which you could quit. Healthy habit of walking you have started. Why don't you continue all - no smoking, walking, bp tablets to keep bp normal - forever to protect your heart and brain? if amlokind gives any unwanted effect, please discuss with your doctor. He will adjust the dose or change the tablets. Stopping smoking and walking are just bp treatment. Happy to know that your bp is normal with just one amlokind. Take care.
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Dear doctor, good evening. There is lots of tension and fight between my mom and dad everyday. They don't like each other and they always blame each other. In the year 2014 my dad got married with another lady and had 1 son. Most of his money he spent on him only. Now also he started talking with one lady continuously who works with him also he started drinking very frequently. My Mom is very depressed because of his behaviour. Actually my dad don't like my mom job as she earns only 5000 a month but if she don't do that job also my dad will not fulfill her needs. She have to go for work. I feel uncomfortable to talk to my my dad that why he is doing all this thing even my brothers don't want to ask him saying that he is like that only. But all this thing is affecting my mom's health badly. Please help what to do. My dad does not have his parents also whom he will listen. Please advise how he can leave his bad habit. Specially with other ladies affair. His age is 54 years now and as per my mom he us very interested in sex but my mom had done family planning operation and uterus operation so she get stomach pain very frequently and not much interested in Sex.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dear doctor, good evening. There is lots of tension and fight between my mom and dad everyday. They don't like each o...
The problem between your parents is very complicated, though not unusual. A lot of married couples lead a very unhappy life with each other. From what you are saying about your dad, your brother's assessment may be right. He probably has a personality which makes him highly centred on his own needs, ignoring the pain he is causing to others. Your mother's job is just an excuse. Giving him what he wants simply because he gets upset is not fair. But it becomes a way of life for families. With so many problems going on, it is natural that their sexual relationship will be adversely affected too. It is a marital problem and only your parents can solve it, provided they agree to solve it through professional counseling. As for his alcohol, he may require treatment with medicines as well. I can understand it bothers you a lot, but sometimes it's better that two people live peacefully apart than suffer together. You can try talking them into seeking help but that's about all that you can do.
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I am a smoker 10 cigar /day. Now I am trying to quit smoking. May I use Bupron XL150 to quit smoking. presently I am having paroxetine 12.5 with ethiloza beta 0.25 for anxiety.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Bupron also is antidepressant used for stopping smoking also. You may feel over tired and lethargic if both are used. Consult your psychiatrist.
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I am a man attracted to other men. I want to get treatment for this? what should I do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Sexual preferences are natural and not illness. If you are frustrated because of this then you can approach a clinical pscyhologist or psychiatrist who can help you with the process.
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