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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; a......more
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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How to get rid of smoking permanently as doctor has advised not to smoke permanently due to bladder tumour?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Addiction of smoking or drinking is only depends on yours mind. You have to excessive on your mind only. Eat green food more and fruits. Take apple in breakfast daily. Do walk in park and do yoga, exercises golden remedy is meditation. Which trained your mind within week. If you do it in appropriate manner. Close your eyes and feel fresh air think that you no need of smoking. Do it again and again. Try to find out other good things of yours interest. Which will more fruitful for whole life. Remember. Life is not for wasting. Make it useful and fruitful for urself and for others.
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I lost my girlfriend she still very happy but I can't make me happy I don't know what can I do? Please help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I lost my girlfriend she still very happy but I can't make me happy I don't know what can I do? Please help me.
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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How could I leave smoking? It is becoming addiction for me. And what are the names of gum which should I prefer to for leaving smoking.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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I am 23 year old boy meri problem ye hai ki mai kuch bhi kam jo karna hota hai wo bahut jaldi bhool jata hu jiski bajhe se kabhi kabhi mujhe dant bhi padti hai mai esh problem se kaise bachu.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 23 year old boy meri problem ye hai ki mai kuch bhi kam jo karna hota hai wo bahut jaldi bhool jata hu jiski baj...
May be there are too many things on your mind, all the time. Try the following to improve your memory: 1. Every day in the morning before you start your day, sit at one place and practice slow, deep breathing for 5 minutes. If you are feeling very anxious, inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth and imagine you are exhaling all the anxiety, in you. 2. Write down all the important jobs to be done. Decide priority and start doing these jobs. After finishing put a tick mark. Keep referring to this list of jobs if you are forgetting all the time. 3. Take interest in all the work that you do. We easily tend to forget those things which are not of our interest. 4. Understand why finishing a particular job is important for you because if you find it worthless, you are more likely to forget it. 5. Play some memory games when you are free. 6. Be aware of your own feelings. If you are under lot of stress, you are likely to forget things easily. Learn to manage your stress. 7. Have enough sleep daily. 8. At night, make list of things to be done on the next day and read this list next day in the morning. All the best.
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How much sleep I needed. To remain stress free and fresh! I am 21 years old. And whats is best way to study by seating on ground or on chair or by sleeping?help plz

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
How much sleep I needed. To remain stress free and fresh! I am 21 years old. And whats is best way to study by seatin...
Hi the normal sleep requirement is 6 to 8 hrs preferably a continuous one. This may vary according to individual. Any thing less or more can be harmful. Always the bets way of studying is sitting irrespective of whether its on the floor or the chair. Only thing you need is a platform which can support you in holding the book at a height and distance which does not give too much of strain to your backbone.
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Mera 6 years ka beta hai. Jab bhi woh kisi bachhe ki company main hota hai to woh bahut differently behave karta hai. Woh unpe itna attention deta hai ki lagta hai uske as pass aur koi nahi, bohot extreme hota hai aur agar woh same chiz reciprocate nai hoti tau upset Ho jata hai. I explain to be normal as his other frnz are but Ge doesn't. How do I explain him?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Mera 6 years ka beta hai. Jab bhi woh kisi bachhe ki company main hota hai to woh bahut differently behave karta hai....
Hi there ~ what your child may be experiencing is a normal personality which is taking root currently. Some children are extrovert and some are introvert and this takes shape with time. Your child's behavior with other children might indicate the extroversion characteristics that your child may be having. If you believe something is abnormal however, please consult with a child psychologist. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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Which fruit drink controls body pains and improves blood count and its circulation to reduce fatigue.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
Which fruit drink controls body pains and improves blood count and its circulation to reduce fatigue.
Natural fruit juices are as healthy as fruits. But always avoid sweetened and artificial flavoured fruit juices available in the market as these can cause weight gain and even diabetes in the long run. Fruit as such is best because it also provides much needed fibre content in the diet which helps with digestion and proper evacuation of the bowel.
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Can a prolonged anxiety cause diabetes, heart problems, brain stroke, inner body parts impairment, kidney failure? Pls tell me.

M.Phil clinical psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Can a prolonged anxiety cause diabetes, heart problems, brain stroke, inner body parts impairment, kidney failure? Pl...
Anxiety results due to stress and tension, and having anxiety and stress like symptoms for a longer period can lead to decrease functioning of immunity which may effect your physical health. Also when we are in anxiety, we can not think in a clear manner and difficulty in thinking and decision-making. Therefore, relaxation exercises keeps one calm and positive instead of negative.
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I am 22 year old boy and I smoke 4-5 cigrattes daily, I want to quit smoking! please suggest me some medicine so that I don't feel that curve for smoking!

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, tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you? re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse? no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn? t easy. But it? s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of alcoholism. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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Hi I am 28 years old unmarried girl. My previous relationship never worked out and now when I am looking for marriage proposals and these are nit getting fixed. Whenever I see my friends or colleagues married having kids I don't feel good about myself and myself try to avoid to be in contact with such people. Sometimes in night I start crying. Please help in how to recover from this.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I am 28 years old unmarried girl. My previous relationship never worked out and now when I am looking for marriage...
Hi lybrate-user, I can understand your state of mind. Firstly, its never ok to compare you life with another person's. We all have different set of problems, which may be not apparent. Like others might feel that you are having a great life being single (not knowing how you actually feeling), same way you can have perceptions about their great life which infact may not be all that hunky dory. Problems are a part of everyone's life. You are young 28. Your previous relationships didn't work out for some reason. You need to have faith on god and most importantly yourself. Things will materialize soon and you will have a nice husband. Have you read the book" the secret" please read it. It says the way you think is the way you attract things from your enviroment. So think positive. Consult me for counseling.
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I am 29 yrs old, female, I am married and am working in it. I relocated my work place from bangalore to kolkata due to my marriage. Now I feel irritated often with this decision due to marriage tantrums and my husband' s chauvinist nature. I feel I am loosing my peace n am becoming a different person who I am not. Please suggest how to bring harmony back to my life?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
If you give too much of yourself in any relationship without making space for yourself then there are chances that you will feel stifled in that relationship. In this relationship, you need to make space for yourself and act assertively in your communications with your husband. Marriage is about trust, respect for each other and compromise and understanding on the other side. Negotiating for what you want and what you can bring into the marriage but saying very clearly what you cannot do. Having said this, your husband can also do the same and clearly say what he can and cannot bring to this marriage and what you both expect from each other, which is again negotiable. Accepting each other faults and shortcomings needs a lot of patience from both sides. Taking time off from each other is another part of the marriage so that you can do what you like to do. Don' t give up your friends and family when you get married. They play an equally important role in your life. What you can do with them, you cannot do with your husband and visa versa. Counselling helps immensely in sorting out marital issues. Click on private chat if you want to know more.
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Hello this is vinod age 26 I am suffering from over thinking, depression for smaller things.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello this is vinod age 26 I am suffering from over thinking, depression for smaller things.
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 psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Sir I am facing serious stress due to over masturbation. I am suffering from depression. I have already consulted a neurologist but due to exam I hv withdrawal the medication rexipra 10 mg and prothiaden 25 mg. Can I continue this medication?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Sir I am facing serious stress due to over masturbation. I am suffering from depression. I have already consulted a n...
Dear lybrate-user, masturbation is a normal physiological sign of you growing up. When your testosterone level is high when you mature to manhood, you feel the urge to masturbate. Though biologically mature at 16-18 years sociologically or economically you are mature to get married. So accept that masturbation proves that you are a man and it is a normal outlet before marriage. But you are suffering from depression which needs antidepressant treatment. Both rexipra and prothiaden are good antidepressant tablets. You can take them during examination also. It will give you mor confidence to give your best. Restart both tablets and go back to a psychiatrist - not neurologist. Depending on the improvement, he may increase the dose.
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I'm 20 years old and since the last year I've been smoking. I want to quit. How can I overcome the urge?

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Start your stop smoking plan with start s- set a quit date: choose a date within the next 2 weeks, so you have enough time to prepare without losing your motivation to quit, if you mainly smoke at work, quit on the weekend, so you have few days to adjust to the change. T- tell family, friends and co-workers that you plan to quit: let your friends and family in on your plan to quit smoking and tell them you need their support and encouragement to stop. Look for a quit buddy who wants to stop smoking as well. You can help each other get through the rough times. A- anticipate and plan for the challenges you'll face while quitting: most people who begin smoking again do so within the first 3 months. You can help yourself make it through by preparing ahead for common challenges, such as nicotine withdrawal and cigratte cravings. R- remove cigrattes & other products from your home, car and work: throw away all of your cigarettes, lighter, ashtrays and matches. Wash your clothes and freshen up anything that smells like smoke. T- talk to your doctor about getting help to quit: your doctor can prescribe medication to help with withdrawal.
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What are the basic steps to overcome depression specially for children ages 17-18 years old, in relation to their studies.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Children tend to get depressed because they want to achieve high marks. These targets are often set by the schools and parents. Are these marks in line with your child's abilities and interests? If they are comparing them selves with their peers, then this is also a trap for them to feel depressed about their performance. Helping your child to be realistic and also think beyond the rat race and competitive mentality will help to ease off some pressure. Remember, that sound mental and emotional health is very important, without which your child will not be happy in his life even if he's in a well earning job. Help your child to think out of the box and look at different options and combinations. Also take him for an aptitude and psychometric test which will identify his academics core strengths and guide him to overcome his depression too.
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I have been suffering from anxiety, helpless, lack of constipation. Fear sleepiness very difficult to work and less satisfaction feel alone since 10 years what is solution?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have been suffering from anxiety, helpless, lack of constipation. Fear sleepiness very difficult to work and less s...
U seem to be having anxiety disorder, kindly consult a psychiatrist and get treated. Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. Restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge being easily fatigued difficulty concentrating or having their minds go blank irritability muscle tension difficulty controlling the worry sleep problems (difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless, unsatisfying sleep) these are some of the symptoms.
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I am 17 years old. I am student of science class 12. My question is my mind is not in my control. When I sit to study my Ming stars things other things. Here I am not talking about love things .i am passing my whole time in reading newspaper and watching YouTube etc. I was ranker till I was in class 10. I want to study but I can't.I have decided so many time to study seriously but I can't follow. I tried so many times to control my weight but all in vain. My weight is 52 kg. I soon get anger for last some months. My routine is disturbed. please show me right way. My exams are in march.

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, 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. 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. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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My semester exams are going start on July 5 onwards. At what timing should I study? I reading but I am loosing concentration and memory loss. Means on seeing the book, I think I know everything, Its so easy to remember, but After closing the book, I can't recall even a single sentence of that answer! I know the theme of the answer , but i'm unable to present it on the paper . Please guide me ? Give me tips for how to remember the answers .

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My semester exams are going start on July 5 onwards. At what timing should I study? I reading but I am loosing concen...
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 18 years old. I have a extreme depression due to the study. So what can I do in this case.

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
I am 18 years old. I have a extreme depression due to the study. So what can I do in this case.
Dear lybrate user. You do not have depression. This is stress. Take rest. Go for some outdoor games. Get entertained. Do not study continuously. Get enough sleep. Take care.
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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please h...
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic ignatia 200, 5 drops, thrice daily in empty stomach to get rid of your depression.
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