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Dr. Virupakshi Jalihal

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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.
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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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Dear Sir, please suggest me a good clinical hypnotherapist in Bangalore for anxiety and depression and smoking. I tried all other options. Mine is a psychological problem. Please help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Dear Sir, please suggest me a good clinical hypnotherapist in Bangalore for anxiety and depression and smoking. I tri...
Do not decide the treatment based on your symptoms. There are many frauds posing as hypnotherapists with out practise license. Get yourself evaluated by a psychiatrist and decide future course of treatment.
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A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness. A patient suffering from BPD maintains unstable relationships with other people, shows inappropriate emotional reactions and possesses suicidal or self-harm tendencies. It is purely a personality disorder caused due to multiple factors. Patients suffering from BPD may find it difficult to stay alone. They fear abandonment and loneliness. Yet they have a tendency of showing mood swings, sudden emotional outburst or anger and hostility. This prevents them from having a long lasting relationship in life.

It usually starts affecting the patient's life from early adulthood. It however seems to improve with age. The patient also has distorted self-image. He or she is unclear about what they want from life or what they are in reality. Even minor incidents can trigger intense reactions in people with BPD.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder:

The signs of suffering from BPD are listed below:

  1. Intense and frantic effort to avoid abandonment or loneliness
  2. Unstable relationships with people and changing the attitude towards them drastically. It can change from being in immense love with each other to intense hatred.
  3. Developing paranoid thoughts and having dissociative feelings-The patient often lacks the feeling of self and suffers from identity crisis.
  4. Suicidal feelings and attempts
  5. Tendency to cause self harm or destruction by drug abuse, driving irresponsibly or be having unprotected sex
  6. Reflecting intense depression
  7. Chronic boredom
  8. Sudden anger and hostility

Causes for Borderline Personality Disorder: Borderline Personality Disorder can be caused due to multiple reasons. Usually it has been found by researchers that it occurs to patients who have had a disturbed childhood. Complex and unpleasant happenings in the childhood may leave a deep impact on the patient's personality, which comes back as a disorder in his or her early adulthood. From mental, physical to sexual abuse in the childhood can lead to this condition in adults.

Besides, researchers have discovered recently that this illness has hereditary links. Some genes may be responsible for BPD. Improper functioning of the brain is also another factor. Especially, the portion of brain that controls emotions might not be functioning properly in co-ordination with other parts of it.

Diagnosis: There is no particular clinical test that can diagnose BPD. It can be diagnosed by a series of interactive session with the patient by a psychiatrist.

Treatment:  The treatment of BPD involves three steps- psychotherapy, medications and support from peer and family. Dialectical Behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy are used in treating the patient. There are no specific medicines to cure identity crisis, boredom and loneliness. However, other symptoms like mood swings, depression and anxiety can be treated with anti-depressants and mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic drugs are also helpful to a certain extent. In extreme cases, hospitalization may be needed.

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Im 22 years old female. Im suffering from immune problem. Like I cnt do works for longer time n workouts. I have severe headache at parietal region. I do not know weather it is a migraine. Bt it seem to be like migraine. I have psychological problem like angry and depression. I have memory problem I forget the things.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Im 22 years old female. Im suffering from immune problem. Like I cnt do works for longer time n workouts. I have seve...
It appears that there are too many things on your mind. You might be under stress. Kindly set a daily routine for yourself. Try to wake up at the same time every morning and also go to bed at the same time. Schedule your day in such a way that you do not feel rushed all the time. Have healthy breakfast on time. Try to take few breaks while working/studying and try to relax your body and mind during these breaks. Try to get al least 7 hours sleep. Have healthy meals on time and have plenty of water. If your headache and sleeplessness continues kindly consult a doctor. For your psychological concerns like anger and depression and stress talk to a counsellor.
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Hii I am 19 and use to smoke 6 cigrets daily from last 2 months. I use to smoke camel and malboro res both are super strong I quit smoking 3 days ago nd from last three days I am not able to sleep ultill 3 am nd usually I sleep at 11 is this happing because I suddenly quit of smoking if so I am ready to face it because I am strongly determined to quit smoking or it is because of some other reasons.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hii I am 19 and use to smoke 6 cigrets daily from last 2 months. I use to smoke camel and malboro res both are super ...
First of all, good to see you teenage guys accepting smoking as bad to your health and are determined to quit this nuisance-----and yes, you are facing withdrawl symptoms of quitting your cigratte habit. You will have to keep your head strong for 1-2 months and this initial time after quitting is very important---------------myself is a homoeopath and I will prescribe you medicines which will not only help you in this case but will also lessen the withdrawl symptoms along with management in which I will tell you what all you can do to quit this habit, after all it is all a game of mind control-------------although I feel that you are head strong and determined enough to quit smoking but in any phase of your life you feel any problem, simply consult me-----------best of luck.
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I am tech graduate. Currently doing a job and also preparing for govt exam. But from last two months I can't concentrate on anything. A depression feeling roaming around me. What should I do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am tech graduate. Currently doing a job and also preparing for govt exam. But from last two months I can't concentr...
Hi, you need to analyze what happend last two month back that changed you or is it that nothing happend? monitor you thoughts whether they are negative self criticizing. How's your appetite and sleep? answer these questions to help you better. See, feeling down or blue is a natural part of life. People let us down, things go wrong, we lose people we love or the dreams we've valued. When feeling down stretches over weeks or months, is occurring frequently and interfering with your ability to interact with people and enjoy your life, it is likely that you're experiencing some form of depression. Sleep well and exercise daily. Exercise releases a natural anti-depressant chemical in your brain and gets you into doing something active. Start small with a simple walk to the local store or around the block, or to your garden gate might be the way to begin. Gradually work up to a routine that fits with your needs and enjoyment. Eat healthy. Reduce your intake of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fast foods, and processed foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole foods. Drink plenty of water and do some research on foods that are said to improve your state of mind and well-being. Improving your diet can be a positive project to keep you constructively occupied and focused when you're working through your depression. Plus, many healthy foods are effective at improving mood. Improve the quality of your thought as well. All the best, do not stress you will be better.
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I am suffering from habit like Gutkha wants to ignore but not leave how can i leave this?

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am suffering from habit like Gutkha wants to ignore but not leave how can i leave this?
Avoid triggers. Avoid those people who eating gutkha. Do daily exercise. Get yourself engaged in some activities like reading, sports. Listeneing to music so that you will not get free time to eat gutkha. Constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result.
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I am 17 yr old girl and I have been facing mental pressure because of my heavy stuff schedule. Please help me.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am 17 yr old girl and I have been facing mental pressure because of my heavy stuff schedule. Please help me.
Slow and deep breathing can help you cool off in a stressful situation. With deep breathing, more oxygen enters the body, which has a calming effect on your mind and body. In fact, 15 to 30 minutes of slow, deep breathing daily can help prevent stress. It can even help you think more clearly, so that you can deal with stress more easily. 1. When you are under stress, sit or lie down in a quiet, comfortable place. 2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath through your nose to the count of 5.3. Hold your breath for 5 counts, then exhale for 5 counts. 4. Repeat 5 or 6 more times or until you calm down and feel relaxed.
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I have a short time ejaculation problem I tried stop and start technique but won't work I tried some medicine of baba ramdev nd some medicine from a chemist I don't remember the name. please suggest me some medicine so that my problem is solve please provide the name of the medicine.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have a short time ejaculation problem I tried stop and start technique but won't work I tried some medicine of baba...
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Saffron is a mild aphrodisiac 1. Soak 10 almonds in water overnight 2. Peel off the skin and crush them the next morning 3. Take 1 cup hot cow's milk 4. Add the crushed almonds 5. Add a pinch of ginger powder 6. Add a pinch of cardamom powder 7. Add a pinch of saffron 8. Mix well 9. Drink this every morning Causes: • Anxiety • Incorrect diet • Unhealthy lifestyle This is very helpful.
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Hello Sir I think I'm patient of depression and stress because I get worried too early like fast heart beat, cool skin, Rapid Breathing, dry mouth and most important have headache these symptoms I feel. Can you guide me what is this ? How to lead a normal life ?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello Sir I think I'm patient of depression and stress because I get worried too early like fast heart beat, cool ski...
Dear lybrate user... Depression is a term now a days so liberally used by everyone around that everything causing distress to our body is called Depression. But in reality it is the condition with persistent and pervasive low mood that is low mood for almost throughout the day. Also has time criteria of at least 2 weeks and others. But from the symptoms you have explained it is clear that you have the feeling of being at the edge for most of the things throughout the day and have the physiological arousal symptoms. These are the symptoms suggestive of anxiety and if these are causing significant functional and social impairment for a long time to you, it may be called anxiety disorder. Depending upon the degree of impairment you may be benefited by bringing lifestyle changes with adequate stress management in life. If significant impairment is there you may require medications along with stress management and lifestyle changes like healthy food habits, regular 30 mins exercise and fixed sleep wake schedule. For full exploration and management get in touch.
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How to know if you have an anxiety disorder?

DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How to know if you have an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which causes difficulties in leading a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder.

1. Excessive worry - This condition persists if you worry about the day to day activities a bit too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very petty things, which tends to affect you in an adverse manner. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue.

2. Sleep problems - Problems falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining a sound sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder.

3. Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears.

4. Muscle tension - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and unwillingness to work.

5. Chronic indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea.

Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviors, self- doubt, and such others.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Did You Know PANIC is One of the 5 ANXIETY Disorders?

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5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Managing Stress!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chitiradurga
5 Ayurvedic Remedies for Managing Stress!

Stress is a mental condition that can be triggered by various factors like personal problems and diseases. Ayurvedic unlike many conventional treatments, has natural treatments and as such is free from side effects. There are multiple treatments in Ayurveda that can be used to treat stress, they are:

  1. Exercise: Exercising helps in releasing endorphins (feel good hormones) in the body. Exercises like running and swimming can help in treating stress as well as aid in burning calories and keep your weight levels in check. Exercise also helps in boosting your alertness and concentration and thus boosting your overall mental health.
  2. Diet: Include plenty of vegetables and fruits in your diet to increase your intake of vitamins and antioxidants. Avoid eating non vegetarian foods as they can lead to accumulation of toxins in the body and cause problems. Include foods like nuts and dark chocolate as they are known as mood boosters. These foods also promote feelings of satiety.
  3. Practice relaxation techniques: You can practice relaxation techniques like meditation, which helps in calming the mind. Basic meditative techniques like focusing on your breath and practicing mindfulness are very beneficial. They also help you in de-stressing and improving your focus.
  4. Herbs: You may also include herbs like brahmi that has properties which can reduce stress levels in your body. It can also help in controlling anxiety and stress. It also provides the body with antioxidants that are good for the body as they help in controlling the free radical damage. Ashwagandha is yet another herb that helps in limiting levels of stress and fatigue in the body. It also improves the immune function in the body which means that you will be less prone to diseases.
  5. Massage therapy: You may opt for massage therapy to reduce stress levels in the body. Use a concoction of various medicated oils to massage your head and body. Massage therapy can improve blood circulation in the body and lead to lower levels of stress. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
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I am looking for best doctor or consultant for the person habitual of drinking and smoking. What are the precautions can be taken and test required if willing for full body checkup.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power to avoid alcohol,/ smoking diverting your mind when you are tempted, avoiding parties and occasions where alcohol is served and attending aa meetings can help full body check up is not needed for alcoholism.
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I just feel alone not have any interest in life. Days are going on I am thinking change wil come I can also enjoy my life as loving wife to my husband n want to become mother of child but I think I did not have any chance then just I pray to god to give me strength n dare to accept the situation which I will face in future. Doctor please give suggestions to improve my strength n to live alone if necessary n dare to live do not hesitate the people which r leaving normally I do not feel jealous for other.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I just feel alone not have any interest in life.
Days are going on I am thinking change wil come I can also enjoy my ...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of centaury + 3 drops of clematis + 3 drops of olive. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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I am feeling so depressed. Before some days I brk up with my bf. He was ego problem. Always he insulted me. He tried to make me down. And while we were in a hlthy relationship, I lst the connections with all of my friends. I am 21 years old. As my exm has ended. I have nothing to do. I don't have account in Facebook and whatsapp as I could talk with friends. I am feeling too down. Sometimes I feel lyk I am good for nothing. Please give a suggestion. How can I get rid of this condition.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am feeling so depressed. Before some days I brk up with my bf. He was ego problem. Always he insulted me. He tried ...
Dear lybrate user, I understand that you are in pain. You are feeling very sad and worthless because of the breakup. Please understand that there is only one person on this earth who knows you very well - and that is yourself. If you think you have some weakness or faults then try to improve upon those. But do not let others pull you down. Love means respect. If your bf did not respect you, then that was not love. According to you, he had ego problems which means, for him" he" was the priority all the time. His needs and opinions were important than yours. He did not value you as a person. We human beings, live in a society and have various relations. It is very important to maintain relations with your friends and relatives, irrespective of your intimate relation. Even if you have lost your friends, try to connect with them again, make new friends. If you wish you may open facebook and whatsapp accounts. But instead of connecting with people only virtually, try to make some real connections where you are comfortable being yourself and are able to share your worries and feelings. If you want others to love and respect you, learn to love and respect your own self first. Take charge of your life. Don't depend on others for your happiness. Take care.
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I can't sleep properly & easily. I've sleeplessness & a disturbed mind due to which I can't concentrate on my studies & forget things.

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
I can't sleep properly & easily. I've sleeplessness & a disturbed mind due to which I can't concentrate on my studies...
Take following homoeopathic medicines 1- coffea 30, 5 drops thrice daily 2- passiflora incarnata- q, 30 drops at bed time mixed with some cold water report back after one week.
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I got married on 29th jan 2015. My issues are post marriage issues. Problems with in laws. I am telling you the stray from starting. After coming to my in laws home within first 6-7 days I came to know that my sister is law has an love affair with a boy who is from my moherinlaws side relationship. So he is from our relative list. As that time I was new to that home as a newly wed bride I thought these were small. Problems and I stood as a.support to. My whole family. Some time I tried to make understand the situation to my mother in law and some time to my sister in laws. As the boy is our relative in laws are not able accept him as their jamai but my sisterinlaw was stubborn she would marry him only. Everyday fightings quarrels are going on. Everyone forgot that they were my lovely days also after all I am a newly wed bride I also have some dreams . No one think about my feelings . These problems make my husband also quiet nervous as she is his only sister. I was really get pissed off the situation they ruined my all festivals which are celebrated after marriage. The situation of the house was very bad. Then at last when I saw that nothing will change it is going on since one year I warned them that please solve the situation or everything will be finished and I came to my mothers house for 15 days. Then when I returned home back after 15 days I saw the situation is quite developed. mother law accepted my sil's relationship the after that that problem solved. When the situation was bad I sometime given support to my sister in law but in laws does not like that. Now my in laws always give more preference to my sister in law, loves her like I am not there. They doesn't give preference to me. I lost my dignity nothing of mine is not liked my them. Now they had problem with me. Some days earlier I made some complain usually as a family talk of my husband to my mother and father in law. My father in law get angry then in then and came near me to give me a slap. That day was the worse day of my life really I got so hurt like lost everything I skip my dinner that day go on crying the whole night. From that day onwards I stop talking much to them I don't used to get out of my room feel weakness, talk to no one much, not getting interest in any thing now the effect of this is also affecting our husband wife relationship. I did not go for outing with husband he also get disturbed with the situation. please suggest after all this what could a newly wedded girl could do. Someone should understand from the family that she is also new here she has also a heart. I am a working lady my working hours is huge like 10 hours. Waiting for a reply.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I got married on 29th jan 2015. My issues are post marriage issues. Problems with in laws. I am telling you the stray...
Hello lybrate user your is quite complicated situation. You wanted things to settle down once it got it disturbed u. I know as newly wedded you must had some dreams but coz of these circumstances it made difficult for u. Raising hand was not a good idea that time your husband should hv intrupted. After all you are his responsibility. Try to think about positive life with him. Today your priority should your both s relationship rather then anything else.
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I am 34 male, I have been diagnosed by schizophrenia by some doctor and by bipolar disorder by some other doctor and ocd by some other. I am finding difficulty in handling emotions. What should I 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
Dear, diagnosis is the key for any mental disorder. If proper diagnosis is made, proper treatment can be given and cure is almost sure. Otherwise things become bad. Even though doctors differ in their diagnosis, clinical psychologists / psychiatrists do not. Please consult a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist for proper diagnosis. Please do not exaggerate your symptoms thereby confusing those professionals. Take care.
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My daughter age is 4 years and 9 months ab tak bolna nahin sikhi hai please advice me what can i do to solve this problem?

Masters in Speech Therapy
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Delayed speech and language hai. Aap uske shabdon ko badha dijiye.Usko daily use objects,family members mamma and papa eatables drinks etc sikhayen. Oral exercises will help. Show her to speech therapist. If you are in Delhi, you can show me also.
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