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Dr. Vijayalakshmi Kashi

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

34 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic
Dr. Vijayalakshmi Kashi MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Bangalore
34 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
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Dr. Vijayalakshmi Kashi is a popular Psychiatrist in JP Nagar, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 34 years of journey as a Psychiatrist. She has completed MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . You can visit her at Cadabams Mindtalk in JP Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayalakshmi Kashi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Goa Medical College, Panaji, - 1983
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Central Institute of Psychiatry, - 1988
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What are the symptoms of depression and what can we do during we feel depression.

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist, Kolkata
What are the symptoms of depression and what can we do during we feel depression.
Symptoms of depression are low mood loss of interest feeling guilty low self esteem poor concentration forgetfulness loss/gain of weight insomnia/hypersomnia loss of energy loss of libido ideas of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness suicidal ideation and attempts loss of appetite management. If you are severely depressed, then, immediately consult with a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist.
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My mood is always fluctuating. and sometimes I behave very softly but sometimes roughly. I how how can I overcome it.

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
My mood is always fluctuating. and  sometimes I behave very softly but sometimes roughly. I how how can I overcome it.
Dear lybrate-user. Your behavior is pretty normal and everyone are like you. Your behavior depends on two aspects. First aspect is your perception about the cue and the second aspect is the cue itself. Your behavior is normal and there is nothing wrong about it. Take care.
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I have a boy friend. He is my closest friend too. But nowadays he ignored me a lot. He also did this. But this time he doesn't want me anymore. I try to forget him. But I can't. As I have very few friends and they are always busy with their boy friends, they can't give me time. I feel so depressed. So lonely. He insults me all the time. I just want to forget him. I disturb him unintentionally. like I call him or text him. Thus I make him angry. Our relationship is 2.6 years old. We r same aged. Sometimes I feel I am a psycho that's why I disturb him and make him angry and day by day I am losing my self-respect. we are not in any kind of physical relationship. Still I can't forget him. Pls help me doctor. Am I a mad?

M.Sc. - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Nothing went wrong in your life. At last you have found the true colour of your relationship partner. Just imagine, what would have you done if everything happened after your marriage or after you have a baby. Do not wait for your friends to turn up to your side to spend time for you. Spend your time engaging in any activities. Spend most of your time with family members. Hope and wait for the new and best relationship to turn. Whenever you think of making a call to him or thinking about him, just divert your mind by doing any activities or just watch tv. Make him feel sorry for losing you. Think this repeatedly that you deserve the best in your life.
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I am a student. I faced entrance exam 3 months ago. For preparation I could not go out from house. Now I have to study for hours for HS course. And my body weight is increasing. Now my wheat is 87 kg. My thigh is big. So, I can't wear jeans. How can I loss my weight hurry to a smart figure?

MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mohali
I am a student. I faced entrance exam 3 months ago. For preparation I could not go out from house. Now I have to stud...
You have to burn more then you eat to become thin, this is the main rule body gains weight due to different reasons like improper digestion, acidity, constipation, side-effects of some medicine, low physical activity. You can follow some tips in daily routine. 1. After every meal, drink 1 cup boiling water with spoon sip by sip. After half an hour you have taken meal do this daily. 2. Try to avoid eating heavy food after 7 pm. As it takes time to digest heavy food. 3. Drink 1 glass water half an hour before meal. 4. Drink 2 glasses of lukewarm warm daily in morning. 5. Try to do some exercise. Yoga and meditation are very good in losing weight and maintaining it also. Yoga asanas you can do - manduk asana - sarwang asana - setubal asana - pawan mukht asana -nauka asana pranayama -anulom vilom -deep breathing - kapal bhati other exercises -crunches -cycling -leg rotation
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I am 62 and having mild depression all the years more accurately Dyspepsia since the age of 26. Taking antidepressants since 1979 presently taking cipralex 10 mg and Mirtaz 15 but not of much help unless I engage myself in some office job. What to do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 62 and having mild depression all the years more accurately Dyspepsia since the age of 26. Taking antidepressant...
I am sure you may not have done this: work with a counselor too. S/he will guide you to work on several other related issues to help you walk through life and handle every day routines very effectively. It is not enough to rely only on medication. In fact, this is the only condition were you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings too. You need to do whatever is feasible for your age by consulting a doctor. Even so, the pace may be more suitable for your constitution.
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I've been smoking since 2010, its like an average of 2 cigarettes per day. So how badly it might have affected my lungs and body? So if I quit smoking now, will it be OK?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Quit right now and you will do a lot of good for your life. Even one cigarette is harmful. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need, for a little while. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. Don?t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am a 48 years old male & I am suffering from depression & anxiety from so many years, due to which my personal life is being affected so much, please advice.

M.Phil - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
You need to talk about your stresses to someone and also seek help from psychologist if you can' t share your problem with any one if required medicines may be prescribed by a psychiatrist.
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I do not have a speech therapist in my locality. I stammer very badly, I cannot communicate normally with people. I even cannot say my name. Can anyone tell me home remedies to cure stammering?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
Stuttering treatment procedures is taken more than 1 month. Do breathing exercises 4-5 times in a day. Speak slowly with others like prolongation of each word and letter so it can be slowly stop but definitely you need to be monitor by Speech Therapist. Thank you.
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Hello sir, I am an engineering student and I am very much depressed because of my continuously night fall from 15-20 days. Sometimes it comes twice in a day. Because of that I am loosing tightness of my pennis and I am worried to think about my future life. please give some suggestions.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hello sir, I am an engineering student and I am very much depressed because of my continuously night fall from 15-20 ...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, my first point here is do not panic, it is a very normal experience any young male can encounter in this age. The main reasons for one to have these symptoms may be due to the following reasons: 1) Lack of knowledge about sexuality 2) Excessive self monitoring 3) Gulit about sex 4) Any previous negative sexual experience 5) side effects of usage of alcohol, drugs, 6) Life stressors, excessive anxiety, fear (most common in your age) My advice is be reassured, just do not think about it, have good social interactions and maintain a healthy life style. If your problem even then persist kindly consult a doctor.
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I am taking heavy amount of alcohol everyday I want to quit but not able to do it kindly suggest what I will do?

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Dear friend, when one takes alcohol regularly, one does so to get a high but one should realize the everything is a combination of polar opposites. One dosen't realize that the high in the night is the reason for the low in the morning and it is directly proportional to its intensity. So you are kind of trapped and you fail to assess that the high is bringing a demand of another high and low as an outcome! place a big picture of fatty liver, in the room you often take alcohol in. Everyday look at it and chuck it out when you feel, enough is enough.
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He is taxi driver in Melbourne. He is nice person. But he doesn't control his anger. If I do any mistake. He loose his temper and goes in aggressive nature. Please help me for anger control or management.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, The endorphins that come from exercise can help you calm down, and moving your body provides a physical outlet for your rage: in this way, exercise can help in the moment of anger. However, maintaining a regular exercise schedule can also help you regulate your emotions in general. While you exercise, focus on thinking about the exercise and your body, not what has been on your mind lately. Some forms of exercise that might appeal to you and help you control your anger include: Running/Jogging Weight training Cycling Yoga Basketball Breathe deeply. If your heart hammers with rage, slow it down by controlling your breathing. Deep breathing is one of the most important steps in meditation, which can contribute to controlling emotions. Even if you do not fully “meditate,” using deep breathing techniques can offer similar benefits. Count to three as you inhale, hold the breath in your lungs for three more seconds, and count to three again as you exhale. Focus only on the numbers as you do this. Be sure that each breath in fully fills your lungs, causing your chest and belly to expand. Exhale fully each time, and pause between the exhale and the next inhale. Keep breathing until you feel that you have regained control. Give him following tips: Recognize that sometimes anger is justified, and may need to come out. However, realize that there are productive ways to do it instead of lashing out at others. Ask yourself if the future recipient of your furor deserves to be blown up at, or if you are just using them as a punching bag to release steam about another person/issue that bothers you. Find a creative outlet, such as writing, drawing etc. Where you can expend your energy. Hobbies help elevate your mood and allow you to channel energy that you'd usually spent dwelling on issues that you aren't able to resolve. Imagine what you could do with the energy you expend in anger if you channeled it into something else. Think about the stress you put on yourself. Do you enjoy feeling that way? If not change it. Meditation is a useful way to release stress and/or anxiety, the precursors to anger. Avoid all things that were involved in making you angry until you have cooled down. Block out anything or anyone and go into a quiet place and breathe deeply until you are calm enough. Watch what you say when you're angry. You don't always feel the same as when you have calmed down and thought of the situation. Try listening to soothing songs that bring peace to your mind. If you get angry easily and find it hard to control yourself, find a quiet place away from everybody. Scream into a blanket, pillow, or anything to stifle the noise. (If you want to, you can even just yell if nobody is around.) It'll help you let off some steam. Try to stay away from situations or places or anything that make you angry.
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BIOLOGICAL MARKERS FOR MENTAL ILLNESS
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Psychiatry

Reliable indicators are of great help in the diagnosis of any disease. This fact assumes more importance in the diagnosis of mental illness because a clinician has to depend on interpretation of clues discernible from a patient’s behaviour, including emotional outbursts. Fortunately, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are reported to have identified, for the first time, a biological marker. Their study has been published in the journal EBioMedicine.



Researchers know that the XIST gene works overtime in female patients with mental illness. They also know that this gene inactivates one of the two copies of the X chromosome in cells that store genetic material. Keeping all this in view, they decided to focus on the identification of biomarkers for mental illness, which would, in turn, facilitate further research paving the way for the development of effective drugs.

The study was led by Xianjin Zhou, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine and lead author. They carried out their study on 60 lymphoblastoid cell lines from female patients, most of whom were found with a family history of mental illness.

Results revealed that nearly 50 per cent of the female patients were found to have XIST gene and other genes related to the X chromosome. The team led by Zhou pointed out that a new treatment option for treating mental illness may be to reverse the abnormal activity of the inactive X chromosome in the patients.

The whole team is optimistic about the results, which have revealed the possibility of early diagnosis of mental illness with a simple blood test. Encouraged by the results, they intend to pursue their research, aimed at finding effective treatment options for mental illness.




I am 30 years old suffering from Anxiety disorder from last 8 years. I am taking medication like tryptomer and alprax. Please suggest how can I get rid of this anxiety.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 30 years old suffering from Anxiety disorder from last 8 years. I am taking medication like tryptomer and alprax...
Please consult a counsellor. Medicines along with counselling will help you a lot. A counsellor can help you to reduce your anxiety. You need systematic training for this. The counsellor will help you to modify your perceptions about different situations, causing anxiety so that you can get rid of this.
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Sir/madam how should I get more in power to gain marks in exams and can't concentrate on studies how should I get it and is their tips to follow them.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user, try this method many people are success first and most sleep early wake up early at 4.0 am and study with fresh mind, of course subjects which you are not interested you must spend more time and repeat it many times" practice makes perfect". Switch off mobile phone when you go to bed and switch it on at 6am. Example some people they don't like mathematics but it is essential for life everyday and every time we are depended on mathematics, right from doctor to business man, including vegetable seller, we can understand many other distraction disturbed minds it is like love issues. Still not able to concentrate go for counselling help.
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Hello sir, My name is hiren pithva and I am 18 years old. I study mechanical engineering and I am affecting a higher than low And my problem is I am a very angry when any talk with mand I am a heart pressure and heart attack student please cconder my application and solve it.

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 sir,
My name is hiren pithva and I am 18 years old. I study mechanical engineering and I am affecting a higher ...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I suggest anger management therapy. Take care.
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I am doing my chartered accountant course and I am in my IPCC level. I am also doing training with a CA. I have problems in my sleep. When ever I close my eyes there are about 50 or 60 thoughts running in my mind. I was a calm person but now my anger is growing. I had thrown my laptop last week. I need urgent help. What is happening to me?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
You seem to bro stressed out due to work, and not being able to manage stress effectively. Stress and anxiety for a long duration may translate into agitated depression and mood swings as in your case. If that is happening often, consult me for a treatment plan, which includes some medicines to relax you and some behaviour techniques for anger management. Good luck. Take care
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Today, I feel alone and depressed. I loved someone and Now she does not want stay with me because of her family and society. I told her a lot of time that I am alone please come back. But She did not. I am feeling suicidal. I have no one , excepting my family .

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Suicide is not good option. If she don't want to stay with you then ask her first the real reason. And don't force her. Don't feel upset and depressed. If she really loves you she will come back for you. And if not god gives you best girl who really loves you. So don't be upset. Live happily. Take care.
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My hands starts paining in winter after I have met a accident and got it fracture Is there any solution for it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My hands starts paining in winter after I have met a accident and got it fracture Is there any solution for it?
Exercise regularly and take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months and keep your hands covered with cotton gloves during winter season
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I am 22 years old. I drink whisky regularly for the last 3 years and now I want to stop drinking. Can you tell me how I stop it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
Dear Lybrate-user, It is good to hear that you want to stop alcohol, alcohol can damage Liver, Liver is one of the main Organ in our body it produces enzymes from food which we eat, do not stop at once try to reduce quantity first and then Frequency (if you are drinking daily make it weekly twice for 1 or 2 months then stop slowly). If you need any support have counseling help by in-person or audio/video.
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