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Dr. Vijaya

Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Vijaya Pediatrician, Bangalore
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Vijaya is an experienced Pediatrician in Richards Town, Bangalore. You can visit her at Helpline medical center in Richards Town, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Vijaya on Lybrate.com.

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Sexual Abuse - Mental and Psychological Effects on Children

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, M.D Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Sexual Abuse -  Mental and Psychological Effects on Children

Child sexual abuse is a pressing issue in society today. Statistically, there has been a considerable increase in the number of cases related to juvenile sex abuse over the past decade. Most of the cases report the abuser to be a close family member or a family friend rather than a complete stranger.

Future Consequences-

  1. A sexually abused child may develop severe mental health conditions and have major difficulties coping with as an adult. One of the most common disorders affecting survivors of child sexual abuse is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This involves the individual reliving the trauma all his/her life, thus leading to panic, stress and difficulties in living a healthy life in the longer run.

  2. The individuals who were abused as a child normally suffer from a very low self -esteem. They continue to blame themselves for the events that occurred and hence have a rather demeaning view of themselves, leading to adjustment issues in the future.

  3. They may also be diagnosed with clinical depression owing to the previous trauma. This hampers the everyday functioning of the individual. The individual may continue to relive the past traumatic events in the mind that further fuels their depression and contribute to the vicious cycle, eventually.

  4. Most often, survivors of child sexual abuse have a rather impulsive nature owing to the hampered functioning of impulse-control. They have lesser control over their emotions, especially anger and are rather quick to act on it.

  5. Because of all the complications, they might be less socially competent and thus fail to build firm peer relationships. They grow up to be adults with severe trust issues; they are hence, often side-lined because of their cynicism which leads to further depressive symptoms.

  6. Genophobia or the fear of sex is another complication that they may experience as adults. They may avoid sex altogether or engage in sexual activities that are rather violent in nature. Some survivors may develop certain sexual fetishes that can be rather dangerous; the most common being ‘paedophilia’ or the sexual arousal involving prepubescent children.

Conclusion-

The seriousness of the condition is often undermined. In treatment, various therapeutic techniques are used according to the need and age of the patient. Therapists work to promote positive thinking among the sufferers so that it becomes easy for them to accept their past and move on in life with a better outlook. With proper guidance and help, the individuals are able to overcome their mental health issues and live a wholesome life.

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My son is 6 years old nowadays he is not eating anything specially home cook food. I am quite worried about him nd his health.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Six years old child needs 200gms wheat floor as chapati or porridge divided in four feeds daily. If he doesn't accept it than ignore him.
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How many calories should be enough for a growing baby. And for how many days of its growth.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
How many calories should be enough for a growing baby. And for how many days of its growth.
1oo kcal per kg per day is the ideal requirement of babies . 2 GM per kg is approximate protein requirement of babies per day . these are the absolute number to be fulfilled . regards
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My 19 days old baby started coughing. But Sleeps well. Taking feed also. No nose block. Hop every thing is fine and need not worry?

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My 19 days old baby started coughing. But Sleeps well. Taking feed also. No nose block. Hop every thing is fine and n...
If accepting feeds properly and baby is comfortable, you can wait. But if baby is having any abnormal features, go to your doctor.
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My child age is approx 11 month age now, and he has missed his Rotavirus vaccine, can it be taken now or no issue. Or what measure can be taken for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
My child age is approx 11 month age now, and he has missed his Rotavirus vaccine, can it be taken now or no issue. Or...
Rota virus vaccine can not be given after 6 months of age you just need to take care of his water and food it should always be hygienic.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Depends on what medicine you are taking. But generally there are no long term effects of adhd medicines. Atomoxetin can effect liver function tests but it is reversible on stopping the medicine. Methylphenidate is safe and has no long term effects. Regarding spine block injections kindly discuss with an orthopedic surgeon.
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I am breastfeeding my 2 and a half month baby. He was born preterm, at 32 weeks. Does it cure him, if I eat ajwain when he gets cough & cold, and does he get cured if I eat heeng if he would be having gas problem or stomach ache. Is it ok for me/my health, if I eat ajwain and heeng daily.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am breastfeeding my 2 and a half month baby. He was born preterm, at 32 weeks. Does it cure him, if I eat ajwain wh...
If he gets cold he should be given medicine and not mother. We are not allowed to prescribe here in this open forum.
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I am having cold and water is coming from one nostril and slight pain is also there in the bone of nostril. I am breastfeeding a two months old infant. I am worried that my cold will transfer to him. Please help doctor.

MBBS
Pediatrician,
I am having cold and water is coming from one nostril and slight pain is also there in the bone of nostril. I am brea...
You can continue breastfeeding, it is very, very rare for a mom to need to stop breastfeeding for any illness. There are only a few very serious illnesses that might require a mom stop breastfeeding for a period of time or permanently.
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My son 3.3 years old but he is not able to speak clearly. He can say mamma, Papa but not any other word. Kindly suggest me.

MRCT, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Check his hearing-if that is ok expose him to other kids of his age and then speech will automatically develop-sometimes nature has its own ways he will start talking soon -may b sentences with 2-3 words together first and then long sentences.
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My son 8 years old and weight is 22 kg. Please help me that how to increase his weight.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Weight is quite adequate for the age. We don't recommend children to have more weight as overweight may lead to problems like diabetes, high bp at an early age.
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My baby age is around 6 month. My concern is which external food is good for my baby. It will be helpful for me if you give a diet chart for my baby so that I give her a healthy routine.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby age is around 6 month. My concern is which external food is good for my baby. It will be helpful for me if yo...
Feed offered three hrly six times between six am to elevan pm. Four times breast feeds for 15-20 min. No other milk. Two to three feeds of cereals and milk /curd. Homely feeds freshly prepared each time are recommended.
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My son does not responds properly when we call him even though he has no problem in hearing. He also does not speaks properly at the age of 5 years. please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Can you please give more details about your son. I need it to prescribe proper medicine..or else, you can consult me too, for proper treatment.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication There will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly And spine block injection is effective for six months
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I have 4 months child and she is suffering gas problem she cry please help me to solve this problem.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
I have 4 months child and she is suffering gas problem she cry please help me to solve this problem.
Burp the child, ie keep uprite for 10 minutes, cuddle and rock the child when cries. If does not help see a pediatrician.
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Sir mjhe pata karna h ki baby ko night mein sote tym dyper lagane chahiye ya nhi. Agar nhi toh diaper ke kya side effect hote hain. Please tell me.

BHMS, MD Medicine
Homeopath, Chennai
Sir mjhe pata karna h ki baby ko night mein sote tym dyper lagane chahiye ya nhi. Agar nhi toh diaper ke kya side eff...
There are no problem using diaper during night hours. Now a days some diapers are new patterns of diapers available which show some colour change after getting wet keep watch on and change it. It won't create any problems to baby. Wet area bed and blanket may responsible for cold and corzya in babies.
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My 2 year old son frequent cough n cold. But is active.What are the signs to Chek allergies or asthma ?

MRCP (UK), DNB, MD
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
Dear, Need to get some details. Is he also having fever, loss of appetite or weight? Any family history of allergy like runny nose, eczema etc? Asthma is a genetic disease. And clinical examination and history are the best diagnostic tools. It can also be treated easily and help your son lead a normal childhood.
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Four weeks ago my son was given his 10 weeks vaccine (quadrovax). An abscess is seen in the injected area. It is around 3sqcm in size. Please let me know why this abscess came into existence.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Four weeks ago my son was given his 10 weeks vaccine (quadrovax). An abscess is seen in the injected area. It is arou...
Probably due to poor injection hygeine. A minor sugery may be needed followed by a short course of antibiotics.
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