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Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal is an experienced Psychiatrist in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal at Panacea Hospital Pvt Ltd - Basaveshwaranagar in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal on Lybrate.com.

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I am 26 years female, having Psychosomatic disorder. Can you please tell me the extreme case of this situation.

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I am 26 years female, having Psychosomatic disorder. Can you please tell me the extreme case of this situation.
Dear psychosomatic disorders usually remain status quo, i, e, as it is; unless there is some traumatic event occurs in your life and you can not cope up. Since you understand yourself well, you should be able to protect your self from the worst case scenerios like severe depression. Please remember most people have some or other minor or major problems, it is important to remain mentally strong to be able to face life as it comes.

Hello, I am 27 years old. Sometimes I feel very nervous. How to overcome this situation? Please tell me.

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Hello, I am 27 years old. Sometimes I feel very nervous. How to overcome this situation? Please tell me.
Dear Utpal. Nervousness is anxiety. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.

I have been in alot of stress due to my office work. My headache has been gaining serious problem since 3 days. I am taking energy supplements but it's not helping. Please can somebody tell how I can deal with my problem.

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I have been in alot of stress due to my office work. My headache has been gaining serious problem since 3 days. I am ...
There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1. Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3. Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4. Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5. Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6. Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7. Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8. Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9. Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10. Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11. Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12. Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13. Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14. Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15. Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16. Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17. Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18. Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19. Don’t run from your problems! This only makes them worse. 20. Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress. Remember — we do have control over the stress and choices we make in our lives. It sometimes takes a little practice and effort to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasantly surprised at the positive benefits you’ll receive

I think im obsessing over a tune and it has caused me to actually hear it all the time. please help me I have exams in few week final year mbbs and im not able to study.

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I think im obsessing over a tune and it has caused me to actually hear it all the time. please help me I have exams i...
You stop to think that obessing start to think that I am reducing will help you are ordering to your brain this effacts on our health. Stand up in fornt of mirror end think I am reducing day by day speack 10 times in a day. Avoid carbohydrates, rich proteins, eggs, nonveg, too oily end ghee prepretions. Take 6 to 8 hours sleep. Take simpal veg food with salad both times, avoid over eating, take less as you fill hungery.

Hello sir, myself Manjeet Singh. I am 24 years old male. I belongs to a village in Haryana. Problem is that my grandpa having smoke by using an villagers item you may know it's name" Hukka" and I sleep my grandpa's room. Is there any problems for me from that" Hukka" Please give me suggestions to avoid from it.

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Hello sir, myself Manjeet Singh. I am 24 years old male. I belongs to a village in Haryana. Problem is that my grandp...
Yes. You r doing passive smoking. Please avoid sleeping in same room, if he is using hukka that time.

My father was drinking alcohol from many more years. So we gave a crotonol 500mg tablet of 7 numbers. After that he is talking like mental upset. After that wat will happens. Please give me suggestion please.

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Dear, this medication is used along with counseling and support to treat alcoholism. Crotonol (disulfiram) works by blocking the processing of alcohol in the body. This causes you to have a bad reaction when you drink alcohol. Drowsiness, tiredness, headache, acne, and metallic/garlic-like taste in the mouth may occur as your body gets used to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Your father is mentally upset because of the withdrawal symptoms and the effect of the medicine. Please consult the doctor who prescribed this medicine. Take care.

My boyfriend is suffering from ocd. He has a lot of trust issues of me cheating on him. He is on his medication. He tell me to do all kinds of tests to prove I'm Loyal. Do u think it will be ideal for me to do what he says or just depend on the medication?

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Your boyfriend has Obsession going on and it has gone a step further to tag you with. You need to counsel him along with his doctor and and let him be explained as to what is exactly happening. His OCD has not completely controlled and may need review of medicines.

I feel very irritated if I don't cut my nails and pubic hair, But I don't know why I feel such a way Why I get irritated and angry if I don't cut my nails ,I want to know the reason behind it My self esteem decrease a lot if I don't cut my nails. So why I feel so down as there are many people who don't shave pubic hair and also grow nails but I feel very bad if they grew. What is the psychology behind nails, hairs and mind The question might look silly but still its rational one.

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I feel very irritated if I don't cut my nails and pubic hair,
But I don't know why I feel such a way Why I get irrita...
Don't worry, you are perfectly normal. Some people are more hygiene conscious than others. All of us have a habit of doing something in our daily routine and if we don't do that we start feeling low. Try to meditate every morning for 5 minutes to keep yourself calm and composed.

I am a 19 year old girl. I have so many health isuues since last 12-13 years. Currently I have hypothyroidism hypertension as well as asthma problem so that I find myself in depression many times. Many time I think of committing suicide I want a tension and a disease free life. I ll be obliged if you ll help me in this regard. Thank you.

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I can understand that it is a very young age to be suffering from hypertension. Have you been investigated adequately as to why you are suffering from somany problems at the same time. If yes then you need to understand that illness are something which happen to us and then we need to find a way to keep them under control and keep going on with our lives. You need to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist asap.

I am suffering from anxiety, i am taking regular medicine since 3 years. How can i come back?

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Hello, can you tell me details of your medications & nature of your anxiety problems? Is it related to specific situations or thoughts or does your anxiety is present all the time especially getting flared up when faced with small daily hassles of life? How is your sleep & appetite? Do you also suffer from sexual problems like poor quality of intercourse satisfaction? We shall need a combined approach of certain lifestyle modification & medications. If you need help, do get back with aforementioned information. Good Luck

I have fever over 4 days and my whole body is paining and I feel coldness. What should I do?

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I have fever over 4 days and my whole body is paining and I feel coldness. What should I do?
follow health advises given below: measure your temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food (If No Drug Allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3. Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc. 4. Avoid wearing synthetic and tight cloths. Kindly go for CBC test and consult physician for further management and let me know what medicines you were taking and also tell me if you are having other symptoms like cough/ throat pain/ burning urine/ stomach pain so that we can confirm cause of fever.

Sir i stammer while speak, so please advise what 2 do ? shuold i go for speech therapy or what ?

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First understand your problem. is it sosomething that you can do within yourselfmething that you can do within yourself, then you would not need medication then you would not need medication test urslf against the mirror and talk as if you are giving a speech. practice is this a few times I'm sure you will get better. If not then you can take medication under a special doctor advise

I am 77 years old. I have led a healthy life. I was smoker but quit smoking 25 years back. I am a severe case of COPD For last 5 years. I am taking one puffs daily twice a day of Salmeterol.

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I am 77 years old. I have led a healthy life. I was smoker but quit smoking 25 years back. I am a severe case of COPD...
Hi if you can follow few basic things then you will get better results in short period of time, 1) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals, 2) don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meals, l 3) avoid oily, fermented and stale foods, 4) drink lukewarm water regularly as possible, 5) sleep upto 10.30 pm, 6) do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning, 7) avoid cold things, intermittent eating, heavy foods, contact with dust and pollen grains, day time sleeping, A) TAKE 20 ml of ginger juice with 1 tsf of jiggery before meals, B) take 2 tablets of SWAS-KASA-CHINTAMANI RASA, early in the morning on empty stomach along with 1 tsf of honey and ginger juice, C) take ½ tsf of lavanbhaskar churna after meals, Do all these things for 30 days, gives you good result. THANKS.

Hi! I am 25 years old and I have been smoking for past 1 years. I started with 2-3 cigarettes a day then near to a packet. Now I have reduced it to 2-3 again. Is there any way that I can detoxify my body completely and quit smoking?

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Hello,Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking can have serious effects on your life. The longer you smoke, the more damage you do to your body.If you want to quit smoking then take the below treatment:- take tabacum 200, 5 drops once in a week and arnica 30 ch, 5 drops once daily.Daphne indica 1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.

I am 22 years old. Since from one week I am not getting sound sleep and loss of appetite and full of angry on any one with then continues with severe headache. So what can I do now?

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I am 22 years old. Since from one week I am not getting sound sleep and loss of appetite and full of angry on any one...
Hello lybrate user, - when there is disturbed sleep, thus irritability is common - for female during menstrual cycle also these symptoms are common - better to analyse why this is happening - for the first time you are facing this problem, better to correct you sleep, do follow these instructions - have always freshly prepared food and maintain time of having food - reduced nutrition level also a cause so correct that - avoid day sleep avoid excess of tea/coffee - sleep before 12am - do foot massage with medicated oil like brahmi taila and also head massage before sleep - drink much of water - have dry fruits like figs, almond - have decoction of fresh ginger daily twice before food thank you.

How to quit smoking?

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When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.

Hi I am 30y male. I am huge smoked cigarette in day. Now felt some time pain in head and chest. Now I planning to quit smoking. Will you suggest me how could I drop this bad habit. I try alot but difficult to leave this. please suggest me. How I can do this.

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Hi I am 30y male. I am huge smoked cigarette in day. Now felt some time pain in head and chest. Now I planning to qui...
Dear lybrate-user, For persons like you, I have written a small health tip. Please go through it. Try it. Send and ask all of your smoker friends to try. If you have any doubt or get struck at any stage, come on private consultation online. Please try to stop smoking at the earliest. It has many health benefits in the long run. When you stop suddenly, you may get withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, increased hunger, sleep disturbance, headache, impatience, anxiety, depression, etc. If you have them please don’t get back to smoking, take nicotine gum or lozenge or patch. They are available in all medical shops. You don’t need a prescription from doctors. Use 2 mg gum if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day. Use 4 mg gum if you smoke more than 25 cigarettes/day. First 6 weeks, use 1 gum every 1 – 2 hours. Reduce it in week 7 – 9 to one gum every 2 – 4 hours. In week 10 – 12, reduce it further to 1 gum every 4 -8 hours. By 3 months, you will be able to stop both cigarettes and gum fully without any withdrawal symptoms. Please feel confident that you can do it and give yourself some gift for doing it like vacation or books or new mobile. Smoking is a chronic relapsing condition like diabetes and B.P. So please don’t worry if you restart smoking. Start all over again to stop. You will learn the situations that make you smoke and avoid them. Please think of health benefits and money saved often. Plan how to avoid relapsing situations, like smoking friends, along with alcohol, stressful feeling or depression. Delay, drink, deep breathe, distract and discuss are the helpful tips. Increase of non smoking zones, gift yourself for stopping smoking. Even chewing cinnamon may delay. Please remember that the urge to smoke comes and goes like waves. Delay and see whether it goes away. It will like a passing cloud.

Hi this is koti, I am getting some crack sound from my brain. I am observing some exploding sounds from brain left side. I have not have concentrations on any thing.

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Hello, tk homoeo medicine: @ gelsemium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ five phos 6x-4 tabs thrice. Tk plenty of water to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism. Go for meditation to nourish your brain to calm your nerve down to ease your problem. Your diet b easily digestible on time. Ensure sound sleep for at least 6/7 hrs in d night. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, junk food, alcohol, tk care.

I am 32 due to continues disturbing behaviour from my partners side I am getting very negative day by day and sometimes getting very bad thoughts to harm myself 4 years back I took clinical help for depression stage 1 please help me to get overcome of it.

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I am 32 due to continues disturbing behaviour from my partners side I am getting very negative day by day and sometim...
From the complaints you have put up it seems you have had a relapse of depression recently due to which you continue to feel sad and'negative' it is also common for a depressed person to have thoughts of self harm. In such a case I would recommend the following - do not stay alone. Be with a family member or close friend always. - share your feelings even the thoughts of self harm with someone. Most of the times they are just impulsive and may dampen on sharing. - depression like any illness needs treatment and counselling - do not hesitate or delay visiting a psychiatrist. Once you rare out of depression you will know the difference.
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