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Dr. Vijayakumar D.R

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, DNB

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

23 Years Experience  ·  750 - 1000 at clinic
Dr. Vijayakumar D.R MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, DNB Psychiatrist, Bangalore
23 Years Experience  ·  750 - 1000 at clinic
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Dr. Vijayakumar D.R is a popular Psychiatrist in CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore. He has over 23 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. He studied and completed MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, DNB . You can meet Dr. Vijayakumar D.R personally at Manasvi Specialists, CV Ramannagar in CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar D.R on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Mysore Medical College - 1994
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - NIMHANS - 1997
DNB - NIMHANS - 1998
Professional Memberships
Karnataka Medical Council

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Hi, I am 24 years old, doing md/ms preparation, you have told about memory enancher, it could be used for my preparation. These would cause any dependence. I have only 1 months for my exam, I am spending 18 hrs per day to ready. Which of the herbal memory enancher would be useful and where to buy it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to not use any medicine to enhance your memory and I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayam daily as per your capacity And plan for a eight hour proper sleep.
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I am 40 years old. Salaried person .my wife suffering from psychiatric problem from last 25 years we got married 13 years back .facing lot of problem . In my caring her is a big problem. Loosing grip in my carrier and I have to take care of both my daughter 3 years old and also my wife .daily she medicine is compulsory with out medicine she won't get sleep. Is there any way to clear her problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 40 years old. Salaried person .my wife suffering from psychiatric problem from last 25 years we got married 13 y...
Well, you have not given the diagnosis and the medication she is on. If she is psychotic, then she has a permanent condition and you have to learn to live with her and it. The daughter is very important too and will carry the genes too. You should get some help like a nanny and may be a female nurse, especially when you go to work. You will have to learn to juggle between work, daughter, and your wife. Your wife must also go for counseling in combination with the medication. The counseling will help her cope with a lot of things in life and you could both sort your differences too. She must do regular exercises and have a full day with interesting activities. There may be a daycare center for her kind and you could keep her there for a good part of the day as an alternative.
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Hello, I wants know about healthy lifestyle and how can avoid frustrating problem in my life it is going me depression mood.

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
Hello, I wants know about healthy lifestyle and how can avoid frustrating problem in my life it is going me depressio...
Dear lybrate-user. Mental and physical health are inter related. If you are mentally healthy, your body will be happy and if you are physically healthy, your mind will also be happy. Therefore, engage in physical activities, exercises, entertain yourself, engage in hobbies, learn to be happy, have a nutritious diet and be passionate in your job. Take care.
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One of my family member is addicted with smoking and is unable to relax. How can he quit smoking?

Psychologist, Pune
Hi does the family member really want to quit smoking? you can start with opd treatment he will be prescribed with some medication which help him to relax also counseling will prove effective but for that to happen he has to stop now. As a well wisher you can give him positve support give him positive strokes tell him you r there for him and will help him come out of this habbit. Whenever he gets the urge to smoke he shud call you talk to him tell him to drink lots of water brisk walking will help. Take it each day as it comes indulge in some activity which will keep his mind busy. Pursue hobbies.
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Hi Dr. My mother is 47 years old nd unki puri body p sui jaisa chubhti h, puri body p chote chote diane, sun exposure m unki body dark red ho jati h, bht itching bhi hoti h, mood swings, body m pain specially lower body, shez having periods at n interval of two three months nd pain bhi bht zyda hota h also she has got stress factor too plzz suggest me the resn nd medicine fr the same.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hi Dr. My mother is 47 years old nd unki puri body p sui jaisa chubhti h, puri body p chote chote diane, sun exposure...
Dear lybrate user. Usually in the perimenopausal period as in your mother's case, the women may get irritable easily, has hot flushes, mood swings. But if the symptoms are excessive like your mother having paresthesias (sensations of pins and needles), itching, pain in body and if they are causing severe distress and hampering the normal functioning than for sure she needs a detailed evaluation and treatment. Kindly get her tested for thyroid function test (hypothyroidism may have the same presentation), hemogram (low hemoglobin levels may lead to somatic symptoms) and blood vitamin d levels. Rest contact a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and further management. Take care.
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How to improve my self-esteem?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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Dear , Self esteem reflects a person's overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. It is your judgement about your own abilities and negatives. It also depends on your overall attitude. If you have negative attitude you will always analyze yourself negatively, resulting lack of self esteem. You need to have Self-Esteem building therapy. You may ask a private question to me with all details and some examples. I will provide you tailor made therapy suitable for you. Take care.
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How I can increase my memory power?

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
To increase memory power one has to to remember, recollect and repeat. By doing these 3 r's, you can improve your memory. At the same time you should remain calm and concentrate on the work you do.
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From last 2-3 years, i'm severely facing problem of memory loss/low concentration. I can't keep things memorized/remembered. In childhood I used to be very sharp minded and could remember almost everything. Due to that I feel very low in confidence. Both these things are affecting my performance in my profession also. I try hard to keep it memorized but lose concentration very easily and can't understand complex things note days. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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 feel scared while travelling alone. My mind is not conscious at that time. Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I feel scared while travelling alone. My mind is not conscious at that time. Please advise.
Hi there ~ Feeling scare while traveling alone may not be unusual however if you feel different and not able to function as in do other things during that time, please consider social phobia and read on. People with social phobia tend to: Be very anxious about being with other people and have a hard time talking to them, even though they wish they could Be very self-conscious in front of other people and feel embarrassed Be very afraid that other people will judge them Worry for days or weeks before an event where other people will be Stay away from places where there are other people Have a hard time making friends and keeping friends Blush, sweat, or tremble around other people Feel nauseous or sick to their stomach when with other people. Social phobia is generally treated with psychotherapy, medication, or both. Psychotherapy.
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Its an issue about my son he is 2 years old and has not spoken any word such as mumma or papa etc. He just speaks random things which makes no sense, he get things done by grabbing our finger n taking us to what ever he wants. I am getting concerned now, is this some thing to worry about and how long will it take my son to talk. Please provide guidance.

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
Its an issue about my son he is 2 years old and has not spoken any word such as mumma or papa etc. He just speaks ran...
Dear lybrate user. I am sure that you consulted your child specialist about this. What was his advise. Delay in speech is normal upto an age of 2 and half years. Even though there is speech delay, 2 year old child should speak some words, for sure. I suggest you to have a detailed discussion with your child specialist. Take care.
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Stress is GOOD...Its true!!!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Stress is GOOD...Its true!!!
When we are worried or overly stressed we can’t do our best. We need to be proactive and live life with ease and joy. Our perceptions, attitudes, choices and responses should be within our control.

There is a circle of control within which you are comfortable. For example if you are afraid of speaking in public, you may shy away from such an activity or you may on the other hand, choose to focus on what is under your control by working hard on practicing that speech with friends, family and supportive people in order to overcome your fear.

When issues outside the circle of our control begin to take prominence they are likely to cause hurt and disturbance. There are many ways to feel strong so that you are not always caught off-guard or unprepared for situations.



Not all stress is bad

We sometimes hear people say ‘I work better under pressure’ or ‘I thrive on competition’. There are others who endlessly crib about work pressure, increasing population, mounting prices, water shortage, etc. What we need is a balance. We need to feel stretched, but not so far that we might snap. Feeling bad or worrying about something does not fix the problem but adds to your feeling of helplessness. Being stressed is by itself, usually a cause for further stress.

The attitude of the person and the way they approach the situation makes all the difference. One person’s challenge may well be another’s way of life



Some stress is normal and even useful

A certain amount of stress is essential for normal health. Some stress is definitely required to stimulate us to do day-to-day tasks. Some levels of stress are beneficial for higher productivity and efficiency. A student may be nervous about studying for a competitive exam, but this does not automatically mean that it will cause him/her to perform poorly. The child may just become more conscientious with revision
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I feel very weakness in my body. Sometime my eyes sight very low. Totally body pain. I should I do. I take consultant with doctor but no result.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I feel very weakness in my body. Sometime my eyes sight very low. Totally body pain. I should I do. I take consultant...
After dengue it happens.First you need to gain weight.Eat food more frequently with extra amount of food.Take whole cream milk or milk shake.Eat more dense vegetables.Take dense fruits like banana,grape,guava,mango,jack fruit,dates,dry fruits more.Tale more protein foods like lean meat,egg,cottage cheese,tofu,soy products.Use good fats like olive,coconut,fish oil,almond,walnut,flax seed,sunflower seed.Add ghee,cream,cheese,butter,jam,jelly with your food.Drink water 3lit/day but not before or during meals.Sleep for 7-8 hours and lead as active and stress free life.
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How can I get the concentration on may works? My mind constantly gets flying like.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Look at your levels of stress with a counselor first. Then daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic exercise 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, 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 are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.
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I want tell the about full body pain and this problem increasing day by day but not relief tell me solution of this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I want tell the about full body pain and this problem increasing day by day but not relief tell me solution of this p...
Please Avoid pain killers Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Take Tab Re_osto by Himalaya 1... 1 for 3 mths Sy lohasav 10 ml twice daily with water for 3 mths Tab mahayograj guggul 2... 2 Cap cytoneck E R. 15 1 for few days only.
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Hii. My son is seven years old. He doesn't speak fluently. He stammers a bit. Do I need to consult to a doctor for removing his stammering or should I wait for him growing up, so that his stammering goes away with his age? Please advise.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your son is 7 now. Do not wait anymore. Stammering does not go away with age. Please consult a paediatritian. He will check your son physically and see if there is physical deformity which is causing this problem. Once he rules out physical ailment, you may consult a speech therapist. Also, please try to boost his confidence. Do not shame him for his mistakes or inabilities. Appreciate his sincere efforts in each field. Children may stammer under stress or when they feel that they are inadequate and are being judged by the elders.
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How To Eat Right To Reduce Stress

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
How To Eat Right To Reduce Stress

How to eat right to reduce stress

During times of stress, we often turn to traditional "comfort" foods such as macaroni and cheese, pizza, and ice cream. Ironically, these high-fat foods are usually the worst possible choices because they can make us feel lethargic and less able to deal with stress. Not only that, but stress can drive up our blood pressure and raise serum cholesterol levels, wreaking havoc on our arteries and increasing our risk of heart attack.

Stress-relief-diet

The best solution? Low-fat, high-fiber, carbohydrate-rich meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables. They soothe us without sapping our energy and give us the nutrients we need to boost our immune system. Here's a guide to which foods reduce stress and which foods make it worse:

Foods to include

High-fiber, carbohydrate-rich foods: scientists believe carbohydrates cause the brain to produce more serotonin, a hormone that relaxes us. And lots of fiber is helpful in preventing late-night binging. Some examples of healthy comfort food include baked sweet potatoes, minestrone soup, or sautéed vegetables over rice.

Fruits and vegetables: chronic stress can weaken our ability to fight disease. By upping our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, we can boost our immune system. Acorn squash and carrots, for example, are great sources of the antioxidant beta-carotene. And citrus fruits provide plenty of vitamin c, another stress-busting antioxidant.

Foods to avoid

High-fat foods: fatty foods such as meat or cheese dishes and many baked goods thicken our blood which in turn makes us feel tired, even lethargic. This is clearly not a good way to reduce stress! even just one high-fat meal can increase our risk of a heart attack.

Caffeine: many of us deal with a stress-induced lack of sleep by turning to coffee, tea, and colas. Unfortunately, caffeine stays in our systems longer than many realize. Cutting back on caffeine can help with both sleeping problems and jitters.

Sugar: as a carbohydrate, sugar tends to calm us. The problem with sugar is that it's a simple carbohydrate so it enters and leaves the bloodstream rapidly, causing us to, in effect" crash" on the other hand, complex carbohydrates? such as pasta, beans, and lentils, the starchy parts of foods? soothe without bringing us down.

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My father is taking tobacco pan parag daily . He is eating more than 10 per day . How to stop this habit?

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. I can understand. You already know pan parag is very bad for health. You should motivate your father to quit it. There are no short cuts. Either he has to use his will power or you have to compel him to undergo deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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I have lack of concentration. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Find an appropriate study environment. Generally, it is a good idea to eliminate distractions as much as possible while studying. Find a quiet area, such as a private room. Or, if you like fresh air, go outside to an area that is reasonably free of distractions. Turn off any electronics that you don't need, especially cell phones and computers (provided you don't need a computer). Turn off music players or listen to music without words. Clear away anything you do not need and keep things organized to reduce stress and allow for better concentration. See how to concentrate on studies if you are around noisy people, or can't stop the chatter going on in your head, turn on some white noise.
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I have headache and pain in my eyes frequently. Is this because of study? What should I do in order to get rid of this constant pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have headache and pain in my eyes frequently. Is this because of study? What should I do in order to get rid of thi...
You should visit your Eye specialist and get your eyes checked. Do wear glasses of 0-power. DO not study in dim-light. Try to take proper sleep. Late night studying will not be helpful based on your condition.
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