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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 has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 41 years of experience on You can find Psychiatrists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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My mother is getting very little sleep and is very tired most of the time. I lost my father 2 years ago.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Your mother has Depression. She needs to take Quetiepin 50mg at night. And Fluoxetene 20mg during daytime. Get an ECG done, and Cardiac profile done.
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Tongue and Ceiling of my mouth always feels dry like cotton from past nearly one year. I smoke two cigarettes daily not more than that. Few days back one of my dentist friend observed that this is smoker's palate but I am not convinced as I am not a chain smoker. Please suggest what should be done to treat this problem. I never feel comfortable.

Dentist, Vadodara
Smoker's palate can be caused even if you are not a chain smoker. Dry mouth is also a side effect of smoking. Please consult a dentist and get a complete check up done. These may also be the initial symptoms of oral cancer, so I would suggest you waste no time.
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I am 24 years old. I have one bad habit when I was watching porn or reading sex stories, I rub the bed so white discharges daily. Then now I touches my girlfriend my penis is not erected. Even I putting my penis in her mouth then also my penis not erected. Please help me sir.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 24 years old. I have one bad habit when I was watching porn or reading sex stories, I rub the bed so white disch...
Seems you are suffering from erectile dysfunction. Factors required for hard erection are hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile disorder can result from any of these problems. Lifestyle changes like regular exercise, quitting alcohol and tobacco and exercises particularly meant for erectile dysfunction can help you.
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Stress and infertility

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
Stress and infertility

It is not clear how exactly stress impacts fertility. It is not known whether high levels of stress can prevent pregnancy or affect a woman's chance of conceiving. We do know that reducing stress provides a better quality of life during times of intense personal challenge. 

What is stress? 

Stress is often defined as an event that a person sees/ feels is threatening. In order to protect itself, the body responds with a fight or flight response. How can stress impact a fertility patient? sometimes, infertility patients respond to the stress of being unable to conceive by aggressively pursuing treatment and procedures. Other patients withdraw and isolate from family, friends, and community. Neither of these extremes is ideal for patients who seek to treat their infertility and build a family. 

How can I reduce my stress? 

Having less stress in your life while pursuing fertility treatment may not, in and of itself, result in a pregnancy. However, developing better coping strategies to manage stress related to an infertility diagnosis and treatment can help you feel more in control and improve your overall well-being. 

It has been shown that stress does interfere with making rational and well-thought-out decisions. Reducing stress can allow patients to research, explore, and consider all the options available with a clearer mindset. By reducing stress, the pros and cons of one treatment course over another can be more effectively weighed and considered. 

Reduced stress is good for your health. While no one expects patients to approach fertility treatment stress free, finding ways to minimize stress while pursuing treatment can help. It is helpful for patients to look for ways to reduce the burden of infertility treatments and medical protocols. 

There are many stress-reducing techniques; some of the more popular methods recommended to fertility patients are: 


aerobic exercise (may be reduced during treatment) 

collaboration with experts in stress reduction 

guided imagery 


listening to music 

massage therapy


mind-body groups 


progressive muscle relaxation 

psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy 

self-help books

support/educational groups 





How can I help my friend/loved one? 

Friends and loved ones are facing a challenge. Telling patients to be less stressed can make them feel more responsible for causing their own infertility and feel blamed. Telling someone to relax can cause greater stress. However, asking how couples/friends are doing and suggesting concrete and pragmatic ways to reduce stress will enhance quality of life and give the patient back some sense of control. For many struggling with infertility, just having friends/loved ones available for listening is greatly appreciated. 

The goal of stress reduction is to minimize, not eliminate stress, by finding the technique that serves the patient's needs the best.

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I lost my close buddy last year since than I am feeling very depressed so tell me what should I do.

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
I lost my close buddy last year since than I am feeling very depressed so tell me what should I do.
Hi lybrate-user can understand your big loss. But life is to keep on moving. Get out to make new friends or find someone old friend whom you were closed too and discuss the things and find new good freind. Think positive. You have one life and you have parents too who are looking for you.
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I am preparing for state PCs but could not concentrate please suggest some memory booster my age is 28 I am male.

Homeopath, Sagar
Dear lybrate user you can take following homoeopathic medicines to improve your memory 1- kali phos 30 2- anacardium 30 5 drop's each three times daily.
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I am smoking almost five years, now I want to quit smoke, please advice me to quit smoking.

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, Welcome to Lybrate. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I am 39 years old male and have sleeping disorder (poor sleeping) * anxiety *anger *negative thoughts again and again *irritation *memory loss.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 39 years old male and have sleeping disorder (poor sleeping) * anxiety
*negative thoughts again and again...
I hope you are aware that the lack of sleep alone can cause all of the other symptoms. It is also possible that these other symptoms can cause the lack of sleep too. So what to do? Meet with a counselor and sort your emotional disturbance first and see what happens. In the meantime. Follow these recommendations to get some sleep: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time please help me.

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General Physician,
For e. G.I lost somebody close last year and since then feel depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time plea...
You need to have mind control and meditation and yoga , reading books,listening to music , exercise can all help control your depression or you may need antidepressants. 5 Ways to Fight Depression If you feel depressed, it's best to do something about it — depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better. 1. Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day — or dance, jog, or bike if you prefer. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. In addition to getting aerobic exercise, some yoga poses can help relieve feelings of depression. Two other aspects of yoga — breathing exercises and meditation — can also help people with depression feel better. 2. Nurture yourself with good nutrition. Depression can affect appetite. One person may not feel like eating at all, but another might overeat.. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals (even if you don't feel hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep you going). 3. Identify troubles, but don't dwell on them. Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what's got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release the feelings and to receive some understanding. 4. Express yourself. With depression, a person's creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you not only get those creative juices flowing, you also loosen up some positive emotions. Take time to play with a friend or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter helps lighten your mood. 5.Try to notice good things. Depression affects a person's thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice the good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don't forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal. If you are happy with these answers please click on "useful” link so that I can know my efforts are not wasted. If you want more clarifications please ask me directly and not in open questions session
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I am 26 year old and my problem is whenever I listen criticize about me I feel very nerves and uncomfortable along with my confidence also lost. How can I make my reputation and self confidence?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
For most people it is difficult to listen to their criticism. Also in our culture everyone has some suggestion or advice about how we shall go about certain things. Some people will not even think about how other person will feel. They usually do not even think about your feelings and the fact that you get hurt. If you get hurt they will again criticize you for that. That is the cycle which keeps going. Now, is there anything that you could do to change them and stop them to criticize you? the answer is no. You can not change anyone. Only thing you can change is how do you respond to these kind of situation and people. Right now you are not only feeling uncomfortable and nervous but that is also affecting your self confidence. Now this is something you could work on. Ask yourself, if anything is possible, how would you like to behave and feel when people criticize you? you may realize that perhaps these people care for you, or may be they see lot of potential within you and want you to do even better. So take the advice with openness and positivity and it could only boost your self confidence. If the criticism is done with bad intention to make you feel bad and low. Then please my dear friend learn to ignore it because if you do feel bad then the other person is winning and would keep doing the same thing over and over again just for fun or winning. But if they see that you are not affected by their comments and you keep doing what you feel right, sooner or later they will start respecting you and their behavior will change towards you. Now to begin with you may pre - decide what will you tell yourself or what kind of support system you will come up with to handle the situation where you will not fall into the old trap of being nervous and loose your confidence. If you need help in coming up with something suitable for you. Hope this helps, wishing you very best,
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Sir I masturbate a lot 3 times a day or even more. As I am a virgin teen never have sex . I have strong desire for sex. This desire of sex have very bad effect on my personality. Even a girl slap me in public area for this when I ask her for sex. I can not concentrate on study. Have good health Occasionally drink and smoke. Medically fit no serious desiese instead Give some suggestions prevention and cure my disease.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Sir I masturbate a lot 3 times a day or even more. As I am a virgin teen never have sex . I have strong desire for se...
Why did you ask girl for sex in public. Masturbation is perfectly fine. Masturbation is a healthy form of sexual outlet, do not feel guilty about it. Most of the liquid contains only water and some fructose and hormones. Hence it does not drain your energy, rather it s your mind. In your age masturbating 2-3 times a day is also acceptable, but do not ignore your other duties and get pre occupied in this. Sex will happen naturally, when you find a partner. Stop smoking, and do not over indulge in alcohol. If you feel you r hyper sexual, get treated from a psychiatrist. There r medications to reduce it.
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I have heavy bust, and I have dissociative disorder and seizure which is not proven I am feeling very weak and from now I am feeling that pain in my left nipples it's like electric goin on, please help.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I have heavy bust, and I have dissociative disorder and seizure which is not proven I am feeling very weak and from n...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of aspen + 4 drops of Rock Rose + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of Pine. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping. If any problems consult me online.
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I just married 3mths back I asked my wife will take you out for movie or we will go outside and come. She told I am not interested to go anywhere. Recently she spoke with my mom rashly with my mom. Please suggest me y she is doing like this.

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. You should know your wife's behavior. Sit and talk to her. Find out what bothers her. I suggest a family counseling for both of you. Take care.
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Dear doctors How to clean or flush the lungs of smokers by medicine or any other way.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kangra
no medicine can flush the smoke out of lungs....stop smoking and avoid passive is said that after quitting for 10 yrs smokers risk reduces to that of non smokers level
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I am 52 under now suddenly no work under mentally sick lot of negative thoughts always under depressed mode lost interest in life. This condition is affecting my digestion induced to gastric Local doctor told to stop milk products. Any advice please.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When one is under stress, as you are now, a lot of psychosomatic problems will arise. You need to look at your feelings of either sadness and/or anger. These emotions may be lying in your system unexpressed for various reasons and they can cause a lot of distress, including depression. What affects the mind affects the body. So talk to a counselor and doctor about your feelings and all your problems could easily be resolved, other things being normal.
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Dear sir/madam I am studying now and I am always thinking about unnecessary things either useful to me or not. I want to take them out all things from my mind and to get stress relief, please give suggestions which are helpful to me. I will follow daily. Thank you.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Dear sir/madam I am studying now and I am always thinking about unnecessary things either useful to me or not. I want...
Dealing with stress and shunning off unnecessary thoughts from your mind requires a relaxed mind trained in concentration. This is a gradual process which needs practice. You may begin with relaxation exercises like yoga, meditation, deep breathing or muscle relaxation exercises. If you feel distracted and difficulty in concentrating you may consider starting certain medications to improve concentration and relieve stress. Consult me online or a psychiatrist in your vicinity for help in treatment.
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Left side testicle swelling since two years. A little pain continue in left side what test or doctor need please guidethanks.

Integrated Medicine Specialist, Indore
Left side testicle swelling since two years. A little pain continue in left side what test or doctor need please guid...
If there is pain with swelling and redness it might be infection, it can also be related to tight dressing, or altered position for prolonged time. As you are 39, a physician's or surgical opinion is necessary.
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Sir my friend has lack of concentration problem he is not able to stable his mind. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Your friend must be under some kind of stress which he may not be aware of. As soon as he handles that stress his concentration and memory will happily return! For which he should ideally meet with a counselor. In the meantime let him do the following:Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if he goes to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else he is doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that his 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. He needs to check out if he is stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if he combines the two modes, he will get the best concentration and recall. 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 are too long to elaborate here but he can seek that from some courses. If his home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect his memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.
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I m 30 years old female I get tired very fast n have body pain all the timeWat could b the reason.

General Physician, Cuttack
I m 30 years old female I get tired very fast n have body pain all the timeWat could b the reason.
1.Check your Hemoglobin, Bp. 2. Avoid stress, anxiety,severe physical and mental exertion 3. Take adequate rest and sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 4. Have good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits etc 5.Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass daily) 6. Take one capsule of Revital woman daily after breakfast 6. consult me for further advice
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