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Dr. Virupaksha Jalihal

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Virupaksha Jalihal is a trusted Psychiatrist in HAL, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Karnataka Gastro Center in HAL, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Virupaksha Jalihal and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sir, I am not able to concentrate on my studies and my exam r coming. I feel depressed. And do not want to go for studies.

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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I am 30 years old. I never drive bike yet. I always use cycle. My health now ok. Because I am young. My question is: from now how many years I run cycle. My bone help to run cycle. Kindly give tips to care on bone. And must tell me age bone support me to run cycle.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 30 years old. I never drive bike yet. I always use cycle. My health now ok. Because I am young. My question is: ...
for weight loss follow Eat a high-protein breakfast. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice. Drink water a half hour before meals. Choose weight loss-friendly foods Eat soluble fiber Drink coffee or tea. Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods. Eat your food slowly. inform me progres
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Sir I am suffering from bipolar disorder since 15 years I am taking Dicorate.Please tell.

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
Sir I am suffering from bipolar disorder since 15 years I am taking Dicorate.Please tell.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Bipolar disorder is always treated with cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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Hi, Sir, My wife is suffered OCD (washing hands continuously for hours) and treated by Dr. Ashok K Alimchandini in Hyderabad. After that we had a baby girl I am seeing another problem for small issues she is talking for hours 4 to 5 hours. If am not there in the house she won't talk. If I am in the house only she is shouting continuously. I am asking her to come to visit a doctor. She is not willing. Her Parents are also not supporting me. How can I take my wife to the hospital her? Please suggest me.

M.D in Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
I understood your problem. One thing I suggest is you meet a psychiatrist and tell your wife that you have become depressed, and doctor wants to speak to her about you. This is one day of taking her to hospital. Otherwise consult the doctor and if he is willing to give her medications which you can give her if she consents if not then with out her knowledge or under the pretext of some tonic for her back ache or weakness. Once she is slightly better may agree to take medicines.
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Meri ek dost hai iske papa alcohol ke adict ho chuke hai wo daily drink . Karte hai aur iske wajah se financialy bhi bohot problem hoti use aur uske papa to sarab chodna hi nahi chahte to aisi medicine batao jo unhe khanene ya drink me di ja sake jaldi bataye. Please

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- quercus-robur 1x tabs (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tabs 3 times daily for 2 months---------------
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Hi im 40 years old I have done ivf test 1st spt and after that I have a physical issue I have a fever and paining body so what I do I call my doctor he told me come 14th of spt. So what I do.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hi im 40 years old I have done ivf test 1st spt and after that I have a physical issue I have a fever and paining bod...
Hi,For fever and body pain you can take paracetamol tablet one or two..As for as possible avoid medication during this time.
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I am suffering from last 13 years with this problem. I always feel tension and low confidence specially when I go to any new place and in this situation I can't speak with any new people and I stammering more. In this situation I am depending on my parents or friends that they will speak with strangers for train tickets, shopping,car booking and they speak in phone for me because I stammer to much and think depression but when I am trying to speak in alone with myself but where I can speak clearly without stammering. One more thing that I can't remember Road or path in new place but other friends with me can remember Road or path from where I came. From Which doctor I have to consult pls reply.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from last 13 years with this problem. I always feel tension and low confidence specially when I go to ...
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by Speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, I'd suggest you to visit a Psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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I have a habit of smoking 8 cigarettes per day. I need to stop smoking suggest me some tips. Thankyou.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there ~ there are many ways in which one might want to quit smoking. Primarily if you are smoking only 8 cigarettes per day I would suggest that you fix a quit date on which you will be smoking no cigarettes at all and you may have to decrease smoking by cutting down on one cigarettes every 2-3 days or so, such that you reach your goal of no cigarettes by the quit date. I hope this helps. Although there are medications to help quit
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How to quit Addiction of alcohol. How to reduce or nullified the effect of alcohol.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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. Due to alcohol they and/ or others are affected significantly. 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, 2nd is maintenance and further deaddiction when the physical problems and psychological state of the individual is maintained and anti-craving drugs started 3rd rehabilitation, when relapse prevention is the goal, while maintaining deaddiction. All the best.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Stress For A Better Sex Life!

MBBS
Sexologist, Jaipur
4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Stress For A Better Sex Life!

Stress and sex is a bad combination, as it is a well known fact that it is because of stress that a person's love and intimate life often suffers. Listed below are few ways in which stress can affect your sex life:

  1. Negative body image: The hormones associated with stress are capable of affecting your metabolism. If you gain weight or feel sluggish, it makes you feel bad about your own body, which in turn hinders your desire to initiate sex. A lower self-image leads to less amount of sex and in turn, creates relationship problems. One of the main sources of stress can be your relationship; if you cannot nurture it, it might lead to elevation of stress.
  2. Negative effect on libido: Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by stress. It is needed by the body in small doses and over short periods of time. Increase in stress over a period of time results in increased levels of cortisol, which lead to suppression of sex hormones. Lower amount of sex hormones results in lower libido.
  3. Excessive drinking: It is of common knowledge that people drink to relieve stress. Maximum times, increased stress levels lead to excessive drinking. Men have difficulty having erections after they drink too much. In women, excess alcohol causes dehydration, resulting in reduced lubrication. These problems lead to dull sex.
  4. Impact on fertility and menstrual cycle: In women, stress affects the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the thyroid, ovaries and adrenal glands. Improper functioning of the ovaries can adversely affect the menstrual cycle. Periods might become irregular or menstruation might stop. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.
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Not able to concentrate even while writing an exam for a continuous stretch of 3 hrs. I am writing exam for 2 hours continuously and den could not concentrate on rest 1 hour. While I need to concentrate in that hour also as I need to solve quant in that third hour. 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, 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. Take care.
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Hey doc, I'm a 26 years old guy, whenever I'm in a social setting, I'm very stressed, it's very hard for me to stay calm, my heart starts beating fast and I start sweating, especially when the attention of people is over me, even the most normal tasks such as shopping, attending weddings etc where there is a possibility of interaction with the strangers or acquaintances, tend to stress me out. Please help me out on understanding the cause for this problem, and suggest me what to do..

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
Hey doc, I'm a 26 years old guy, whenever I'm in a social setting, I'm very stressed, it's very hard for me to stay c...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Your problem is social anxiety disorder (sad). Sad treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured. The process is a bit lengthy and could take any period between one year to 2 years according to the depth of the anxiety problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Keep the period of treatment in mind, prepare yourself to take up the treatment and consult a psychologist. Take care.
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Tell me homeopathy medicine for stress n headache. As I am having stress from three months. N due to this an unbearable headache I am having. Kindly reply me soon.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Tell me homeopathy medicine for stress n headache. As I am having stress from three months. N due to this an unbearab...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This will help with your concern.
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I m 20 years old boy. I m on psychiatric treatment. I want to start swimming, should I do?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Theni
I m 20 years old boy. I m on psychiatric treatment. I want to start swimming, should I do?
If you are already a swimmer, i. E. You know swimming well, there is no problem to start swimming. If you are going to learn swimming, better consult your psychiatrist, because you have given only limited information about your psychiatric conditions and medications you are taking.
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I am 25 year old male, I am preparing for an exam but I can't really concentrate on studies.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Start mindfulness meditation five minutes daily sit comfortable feel touch of your breath going inside and outside after feeling one or two breaths mind will wandet because of thoughts when you realise that mind is not on breath, accept it and bring attention to breathe do it again and again for five minutes.
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My husband is a chain smoker and he cannot control himself at all. What can I do about it? And he is also reluctant about going to rehab because of his busy schedule so what is the solution?

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. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.
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Mujhe kabhi kabhi lagta hai mere sir me backside andar kuchh hai Jo khun chus raha hai aur neck side anytime pain rahta hai. Kuchh bhi chij mai bahut jaldi bhul jata hu.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Neck Exercises. Neck Stretching. Postural Correction. Shoulder Shrugs. Take frequent Breaks at work. Core Strengthening Exercises.
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Hello Doctor! I am a student studying in class XII presently and preparing for my boards currently. I wanted to share a problem with you that I can not study for more than 45 minutes in a go. And also, when I learn a thing, it remains for a while and then I forgot it in 2 days and it doesn't retain until I read it again. What can I do in order to study at night for long hrs. Please guide me doctor. I am a non Medical student. Looking forward for an early response. Thank You Yours Truly A Lybrate user.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You do not take any drugs to stay alert at night a it will again reduce memory .If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS 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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