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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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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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Chronic anxiety is the next stage of stress, then is it more dangerous than stress?

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Chronic anxiety is the next stage of stress, then is it more dangerous than stress?
Stress is present in everyone's life. Not being able to cope up with it chronically leads to anxiety. So anxiety is more serious. I hope I have answered your question.
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I am 37 year young man . I get aroused very fast and gets premature ejaculation. Migraine and weakness. Can not focus into any kind of job. Feels stress too much.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS, FECSM
Psychiatrist,
I am 37 year young man .
I get aroused very fast and gets premature ejaculation.
Migraine and weakness.
Can not focus...
Hello, premature ejaculation needs a detailed evaluation. We need to understand how this started and has this been specifically associated with a particular partner or in all situations. Also of this happens with a particular setting etc. You will definitely benefit from medications, therapy and also a detailed evaluation. It is also important to understand if your partner has any specific problems too. Therapies such as sensate focus techniques, relaxation strategies and stop sqeeze techniques are known to help all the best!
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Hi, I have one problem. i was shivered at fear and when I carry some weights even to take selfie with mobile on that time my hand was shivering i'm not alcoholic. But everyday i faced this problem. If i get fear and scary moments the problem will be high. What is the problem of that. please tell me solution.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi, I have one problem. i was shivered at fear and when I carry some weights even to take selfie with mobile on that ...
Dear Seshuk, Shivering may be due to anxiety, or due to thyroid problem or due to some drugs you use or smoking or other neurological causes. Please don't avoid taking selfie or other scary moments. If you continue, the fear and shivering will be reduced. However consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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I lose my anger very easily and I am a short temper like I want that by doing physical abuse I will satisy. And many times I feel depressed that there is no obd who will listen to me. I just feel lonely and do not want to love anymore.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
You seem to be suffering from Borderline Personality or Emotionally unstable personality. The cause is unknown but research suggests there is an interaction between adverse life events and genetic factors. Neurobiological research suggests that abnormalities in the frontolimbic networks are associated with many of the symptoms There is a pattern of sometimes rapid fluctuation from periods of confidence to despair, with fear of abandonment and rejection. There is a particularly strong tendency towards suicidal thinking and self-harm. Transient psychotic symptoms, including brief delusions and hallucinations, may also be present. It is also associated with substantial impairment of social, psychological and occupational functioning and quality of life. People with emotionally unstable personality disorder are particularly at risk of suicide. Its course is variable and, although many people recover over time. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for remedy.
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Hlo doctor. Am a student of 18 yrs. I hv exams vry near. Can I make habit of sleeping for jsz 5 hrs wid nap of 30 min aftrnun. Is thr any prblm. R thr any diet plns for dng so. Wich hlp me stay lng. Thnk in advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hlo doctor. Am a student of 18 yrs. I hv exams vry near. Can I make habit of sleeping for jsz 5 hrs wid nap of 30 min...
Yes, that plan is okay fro the exam period only. You could also incorporate these recommendations to improve your study program: 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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How to divert our attention from unwanted troubling thoughts in our minds, or if possible how to stop them? Does this condition requires medical attention? Because it makes me feel uneasy. thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How to divert our attention from unwanted troubling thoughts in our minds, or if possible how to stop them? Does this...
It is not possible how to stop them completely but you can control by mind control and doing yoga and meditation.
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Hello, my voice is very loud and harsh .I want to become a singer but my voice is a issue so plzzz help me that how can I make my voice sweet and soft and achieve my goal. Plzzzzz help me. And please also tell me that the treatment you suggest is how much costly.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For becoming a famous singer, avoid foods which are not too salty, oily, pungent or bitter. Best and safest food for singing is strict vegetarian diet and to take fruits in day time and cow's milk in night time about three hours after dinner.
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My thougtgs are going harsh day by day My mind is thinking to suicide? How these thoughts are coming?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are angry with someone or something. Try to understand what is happening to you and what are the reasons. Learn to express your feelings, without hurting others. Do not suppress your feelings. Talk to someone you trust - may be your parents, relatives, teachers or friends. Suicide is not an option. You are very young. With proper guidance, planning and commitment you can have very good future. Please seek professional help if required.
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I am having constipation and gas for the last 3 days. And I am having Vizylac Rich for 20 days now. This drug has been prescribed by a doctor. What should I do?

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Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
I am having constipation and gas for the last 3 days. And I am having Vizylac Rich for 20 days now. This drug has bee...
Take an enema. Eat only fruits and salads for three days. Then go on a milk diet for ten days. For more details ask a private question. It can be removed permanently. Medicines can give you a very limited period relief.
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I had noticed blood traces at the beginning urination about one month back. I carried out a blood urine examination it said PSA as 7.69, Further scanning showed prostate is of normal size. I took ciplox 500 for a month and retestedt PSA and the result showed 7.67. The doctor said that a biopsy is needed. Since I am 74 years old, I don't intend to go for biopsy. If I leave it as is, will there be any complication later? Is there any medication available for high PSA?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I had noticed blood traces at the beginning urination about one month back. I carried out a blood urine examination i...
Yes, go in for the biopsy. If a pathological specimen confirms the benign nature of the growth then you should not be worried. Medications usually help and if the psa is high even after surgery you may have to go in for a whole body scan. There may be other foci in the system that may be elevating the psa and this is called as false positive. I hope this helps.
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I lost somebody close last two year so I am very depressive you are request to remove my problem.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I lost somebody close last two year so I am very depressive you are request to remove my problem.
Be informed that you can't get someone you lost. Accept the situation and cherish good memories for your lifetime. It's a bereavement you will have to go through. Cry out your depression.
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If some people if circle disturbed me as mentally stressed ,so what should I will do for get ride from it? please kindly will reply me respected sir/madam.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
If some people if circle disturbed me as mentally stressed ,so what should I will do for get ride from it? please kin...
First get to the root of the problem. At this age, you should not be feeling weak and listless. You may be having a minor medical problem which is leading to all this misery. Stay away from negative people but It may not be very practical. So, you have to make yourself mentally strong. Please contact me. I will try to help you.
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Actually I am addicted to alcohol. Last year I was hospitalized for my problem .and then anxiety came in to my life. I even get suicidal thoughts. Much more.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Actually I am addicted to alcohol. Last year I was hospitalized for my problem .and then anxiety came in to my life. ...
Alcohol dependence involves intense craving or desire to drink alcohol. People drink for pleasure or rationalize it on external factors like family problems, work tension, etc. They drink continuously, i.e. Almost daily or even weekly once or twice with withdrawal symptoms, tolerance, bodily damage, etc. They need to be brought for de addiction which involves. On a longer run can also produce anxiety and negative thoughts, like in your case. You need to consult a psychiatrist and go for 3 steps of de addiction. 1st is detoxification, when alcohol is stopped and the withdrawal is made smooth with minimal discomfort, 2 nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3 rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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I feel very depressed after a failure in my academics. So please suggest me some solution.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I feel very depressed after a failure in my academics. So please suggest me some solution.
Feeling depressed for failure in academics at your age seems very less likely. It could be that you are not satisfied with your life achievements and that is making you feel low, sad and depressed, if i am not wrong. Depression can occur to anyone at any moment in life. It is treatable. You might need a short medicine prescription to get over your feelings of depression with counseling. Contact me personally if possible
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Depressions And Homeopathy

MD-Homeopathy
Homeopath, Kolkata
Depressions And Homeopathy

Homeopathy: an alternative treatment for depression?
As per the national crime records bureau report, between 2004-2014, the number of suicides in India increased by a whopping 15.8% out of which 16, 307 people from Maharashtra itself committed suicide, making it the highest number of suicides in the country. The days when depression was not even discussed and brushed off as nothing but a mere state of mind are slowly coming to an end.

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I am suffering from chest pain like middle poking and chest anxiety and below the arm and coughing regularly about 2 years.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am suffering from chest pain like middle poking and chest anxiety and below the arm and coughing regularly about 2 ...
Hi lybrate-user, If you have got all your tests done, and everything came out to be normal you are suffering from Anxiety disorder. Start with medication of Anxiety. It might help you to know that anxious people tend to breathe in faulty ways, hence the emphasis on breathing exercises as part of relaxation exercises. Examples of faulty breathing include mouth breathing, sighing and hyperventilating. This can cause chest discomfort, because it not only strains the accessory muscles (those between the ribs and at the top of the ribcage, between the shoulders and the neck), but also can irritate the cartilage between the ribs. Either of these things (or both together) can cause localized chest pain and tenderness as well as" crushing" “stabbing” or" stitches" - painful muscle spasms in the chest wall. The next time you get this chest pain, notice how you are breathing. If your breathing is faulty as described above, then close your mouth and breathe through your nose. Combine this with a mild analgesic such as Paracetamol and relaxation exercises or a relaxation CD. If you can tolerate a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine such as Ibuprofen, this will also help. Hopefully this will allow the muscles to rest and relax so that you experience much less discomfort in your chest or none at all. Remember that muscle spasm is very painful, and as you have had anxiety for some time it isn't surprising that your chest and neck muscles are affected. The other thing with breathing is to try shifting your focus to your belly. Remember that it's your diaphragm moving down, not your ribs moving out, that facilitates breathing. Your diaphragm moves, pulling air into your lungs, which expands your ribcage. Place your hands lightly on your belly and feel it move up and down. You can even expand your belly muscles as if to breathe down there. Let your ribs do what they like – just try not to think about them (easier said than done, I know). This sort of breathing is taught in yoga and can be very helpful. Please consult a psychologist for psychotherapy and anxiety management.
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Study Smarter and Not Harder!

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Study Smarter and Not Harder!

There are few things I hear over and over again from students:

  1. How they are studying for so many in a day
  2. How they do not have even time for anything else in their life due to study pressure
  3. How they are sleep deprived
  4. How much they are stressed
  5. And finally, after all the sacrifices and hard work, their exam performance is not what they expect.

Here are few tips to study smart, improve your grades and yet have a life!
We all know that 2 hours of focused study will be much more productive than 4 hours of distracted study. And, the good news is that concentration is a mental skill that you can develop and improve. There are two ways to improve your concentration:

A. First, work on raising your brain's natural ability to concentrate or in other words, learn to increase your attention span.
B. Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier.

Improving your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it is worth it. In my personal experience with students, I have seen noticeable improvement in relatively short time.

A. Ideas for daily concentration boosting habits include

  1. Mindfulness meditation: Many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Mindfulness meditation, where one focuses on one's breathing,  is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. To begin with you may try a guided meditation. One can easily find audios for guided meditation online.
  2. Proper sleep: I am sorry to say this. Pulling all nighters will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be to study as well as answer questions in exams.
  3. Food for your Brain: The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not just keep scoring higher in the game! Try Lumosity and use only free version this will help you restrict your daily play time to 20 minutes and have maximum benefit.
  4. Eat healthier: Your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Instead you could keep some nuts such as walnuts, almond or peanuts as in between munches. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could.  
  5. Exercise: It is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing energy and focus. At least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Going for a short jog of 20 minutes will make next 4 to 5 hours of study very efficient.

B. Optimize your mental state & environment

In addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine; also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying.

  1. Create a study space: Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed.
  2. Remove distractions: Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration.
  3. Reduce background noises: If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking.
  4. Use timer: Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time.
  5. Stay motivated: If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing 2-3 hours of intense studying. That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to.
  6. Take breaks: Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind.

Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also.

How an expert can help?
If you want to get individualized expert opinion about how you are studying currently and what ways you can improve; you can always consult the expert. Once he/she knows what your current study methods are, they will be able to give you specific tips to improve upon. Most likely once you incorporate those tips you will be spending less time studying and your grades will improve. That's what is studying smarter and not harder means!!

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Hi sir my mind is not stable I loved a boy but he rejected me and he told soo many good words to change my behaviour nd nw I am very fond of him but in this situation one person proposed me and told that i Am his heart and I believe him he is soo honesty I know he cares me a lot but my parents can't accept in future of course they don't know abt my love and the person who proposed me I am in confusion that I rejected the person who loves me nd the person whom I loved rejected me I can't concentrate on my studies pls 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
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You have to take a solid decision now. You should accept the person who loves you instead of the other person whom you love. The person who loves you will be able to keep you happy rather than the other one. Take a decision favoring the person who loves you. Take care.
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I am 23 years old and my body has not grown as per my age. I feel very guilty and depressed please help me and give some Health tips please.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am 23 years old and my body has not grown as per my age. I feel very guilty and depressed please help me and give s...
Good afternoon sir, body growth is totally depended on your genes and healthy diet. There are so many pills are came in market to increase your appetite. Thanks.
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