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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 32 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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Hi. I've asked other questions on here before, but this one is a bit different. Since I was about 7 or 8 years old until now at 21, I've always had these imaginary world's in my head. The story lines are based on me, and how I'd like my real life to be. I create these world's when I'm bored, sad, mad, happy, anxious. Even when things are going good in my life, I create these worlds. Sometimes neglecting to go out with friends and interact with others because I lay for hours day dreaming. Some say it's not a problem, for me it us. I'm a Christian, and these day dreams are often all I can think about, which means I'm putting it before GOD. It's hard for me to focus on GOD or anything sometimes because my life has been wrapped up in these day dreams. There were times the day dreams stopped for days, even weeks, at a time, but they always seem to find their way back and consume my mind. Although never diagnosed, I have many symptoms of anxiety, ocd and depression (runs in my family). Also, the world (the actual world) seems fake, I feel fake and unreal. Almost as if I'm a zombie, watching the world from a glass, although I'm actually here. I feel like there's a blind fold over my mind (not literally) Even looking in a mirror, I get this weird, unexplainable feeling. Sometimes I shortly snap out of it and realize I'm real and reality kicks in, but that never seems to last for long. I can't tell if I'm having mental or spiritual problems, and I really want help. Thanks.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi. I've asked other questions on here before, but this one is a bit different. Since I was about 7 or 8 years old un...
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Your consistent anxiety/ depression could fuel your obsessive compulsion to day dream frequently. Given the description of your symptoms which is indicative of psychotic depression coupled with possible coexistence of mild schizophrenia, its indeed imperative that you meet up a psychiatrist in person without any further delay. Please understand that you do need treatment and that your condition is very much treatable with anti-depressants or medications as your consulting doc deems appropriate post examining you clinically. Possibility of hormonal/ chemical imbalances, if any, needs to be ruled out too. Nevertheless, I would hereby advise you to think positive, de-stress, exercise regularly and stay relaxed. Listening to soothing and melodious music of your choice may help you relax and focus. Similarly, aroma therapy with citrus oil or sweet smelling floral fragrances may also help alleviate your depressive symptoms and elevate mood positively. Simultaneously, make sure your diet/ nutrition, lifestyle including bowel habits etc all are streamlined. A mediterranean diet, enriched with plenty of leafy greens and fresh fruits, helps in this condition. Try including fresh cold water fishes like mackerel, salmon etc all into your diet too. Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids, 500 mg to 1 gram daily, is known to help too in alleviating depression. Consuming citrus fruits/ vegetables rich in vitamin c helps strengthen immunity too. Try avoiding tea, coffee, and also high calorie foods including sweets, pastries etc all, however. Above all, please keep in mind that life does present us with varied challenges which sometimes are unpleasant to deal with. We, however, need to take every challenge that we are faced with, positively and think it as being an opportunity life has bestowed upon us mostly to evolve us and bring the best out of us. So stay mentally strong, have faith in him and you will get well soon. Do take care and I wish you all the very best.
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I can't pronounce some words correctly. When I try to pronounce L it sounds like N. Please suggest me some solution.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Dear take speech therapy and apply the techniques to start the words, find the l sound, initial medial and final words and sentence, you consult the speech therapist evaluated the words that you can't pronounce after that clinicians apply the techniques for u, also practice at home, but first take the speech therapy.
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MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Heel Pain

Generally occur in two major cause of heel pain -
Planter fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.

If the pain is under heel bone its planter fasciitis due to inflammation of thick tissue, repetitive stresses and strain and microtear of planter fascia.

If the pain found at the back side of heel that's Achilles tendonitis its attached your calf muscle or heel bone. It happens due to continuous running, sports injury physical activity and may also contribute to risk of RA

Common causes are -

Repetitive injury,
Tight calf muscle,
Limited range of movement,
Improper footwear,

Five helpful tips for heel Pain.

Do stretching exercise of calf muscle,
Ice pack therapy,
Avoid prolonged standing,
Proper footwear,

How many days it takes to recover from obsession and depression, am on fluvator 50 mg and qutan 25 tab? From 1 month am taking fluvator but no improvement? What to do?

Ph.D Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
How many days it takes to recover from obsession and depression, am on fluvator 50 mg and qutan 25 tab? From 1 month ...
Dear user, medicine never get you out from ocd and depression. Its your will power that will help you. Don’t get dependent on medicines, change your life style, add some activities to your routine. Do yoga, exercises, walks etc. You need regular counseling sessions (CBT). Call me and discuss all the things in detail, tc.
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Thank, I will surely consult you. Please suggest me of how I should change my Indecisive mind Decreased concentration Ideas of guilt Pessimistic view about future. Do I need to take medicines to get these out of my mind. I want to think freely. It shouldn't matter to me who is thinking what. What I am doing is what makes me happy. Please advise.

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. These issues are mainly due to negative attitude rather than any specific psychological disorder. Stress also could be another factor. Once you are able to perceive the surroundings and happenings and understand self, your positive attitude begins. Attitude building therapy should suit you. If it is due to stress, stress management is the answer. Take care.
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Hello sir, I have lack of energy, lack of sex and depression, becoming irritating day by day. What should i do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello sir, I have lack of energy, lack of sex and depression, becoming irritating day by day. What should i do?
Hello, Lybrate user, Depression carries- litharzicity, slippy attitude, loss of appetite, aversion to meet people-tingling in extremities with lack of concentration& suicidal tendency it so happens in d life. You will b victorious after a defeat, of course, continue your effort with full enthusiasm & zeal. * go for meditation to nourish your brain with oxygenated blood to calm your nerve to restart your study being a strong and confident person inculcating an innovators from within to conquer your goal. * Tk, 5/6 glass of water to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism ,absorbing nutrients to nourish your entire body & brain to achieve success in life. * your diet be easily digestible, simple on time to avoid gastric disorder to discard negative feelings.         •       Tk, apples,carrots ,cheese, spinach,almonds, walnuts ,milk. * meet your friends to share your problem in order to get solution to over come your stress, to inculcate a winner from within. Tk homoeo medicine: @ Ignatia 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 tbs, thrice.  • avoid, nicotine, alcohol,junkfood, pizza,burger,   •ensure a sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d night. > Report wkly, > Your feedback is solicited for further follow up Tk care.
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I am feeling that I have social anxiety disorder. I have fear of talking in public, meeting new people, stress has increased, my daily life is disturbed. Please suggest me some solutions to get rid of it. Pleaseeeee.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am feeling that I have social anxiety disorder. I have fear of talking in public, meeting new people, stress has in...
Hello lybrate-user, I understand how distressing your problem is and I suggest you should take cognitive behaviour therapy which helps you understand the root cause and teaches and helps train you develop techniques to overcome your problem in few sessions.
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I have been addicted to smoking for last 10 years and drinking for last 5 years. Now I want to get rid of my addiction. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Why on earth would you still abuse these substances that can certainly lead you to an early grave? The symptoms are not encouraging either. There is only one reason, and that is, that you have not reached your ‘Rock bottom’ so that you will be stopped right in your tracks! Before that happens you must, on a war footing, exercise restraint and stop the use of all these substances. Since you have probably tried and found it extremely difficult I suggest you do one of the following: It sounds like you are in an advanced stage of alcoholism and tobacco use and need admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help deal with this problem. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by yourself because you have become addicted to alcohol and tobacco and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that you can attend counseling with a professional. There are medicines that help with the drinking just to ease the initial craving and to act as an antabuse i.e. you will have a serious reaction, if you consume even a small quantity of alcohol or alcohol based substances. It has to be carefully monitored to see that you do not only consume the medication but you are also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. You cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to your drinking in particular and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. If you are not cooperative, there are some centers that will come and pick you up, after you are completely drunk, and admit you by force. This will however, require the family’s consent. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions. This must be your last and final attempt and make it a successful one.
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Sir I am getting breakup sir iwnt to forget her bt memory of 4 years not allowing me to forget pls suggest something to forget her because we are in same class some or other day we will have interaction so pls.

MBBS, afih
General Physician, Cuttack
Dear need less to say that this life of yours is only yours ,no body can interfere in it.Each and every body you are connected with has a role to play and as time will pass by the role ends. Now first of all ,treat her as a friend,a welwisher and also do show that you also do care for her as a friend and class mate. Please my dear avoid any preoccupied thoughts in your mind during your classes so as to concentrate better in class.As a exercise,plz think of beautiful things,your child hood,parents,siblings,and all good and positive thoughts just before you go to bed.. You ll see every thing ll b alrite. hope this helps most welcome for further queries.
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My peak & trough of life.Peak when I was a top official n trough when I got addicted to lorazepam which is my giving me severe depression that I don't want to work n m never happy.18mgs of lorazepam per day is a routine now.How 2 get rid of this & how can I be alert n working again.Pl help

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
You seem to be riding in two boats and wanting everything according to you. There may be some issues of ur personal life, which are bothering u. Meet some therapist or Life coach to open up about your insecurities/fear and resolve them. If u want help, first begin to help yourself.
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