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Mr. A.K Ganapathi is a trusted Psychologist in Laggere, Bangalore. He studied and completed MBBS . You can meet Mr. A.K Ganapathi personally at Spandana Health Care in Laggere, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Mr. A.K Ganapathi on Lybrate.com.

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Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Role of Nutrition in depression and other mental illnesses

We are able to correlate poor physical health with poor nutrition, but most of us don't relate poor nutrition to poor mental health. In recent times, many researches and studies conducted on healthy and mentally ill people seems to indicate that nutritional deficiency of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrates play a large role in setting off and maintenance of depression, bipolar, ocd, schizophrenia, suicidal tendencies and anxiety disorders.

A typical indian diet based on western diets is found to be very low in many nutrients, especially essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. A notable feature of the diets of patients suffering from mental disorders is the severity of deficiency in these nutrients. Studies have indicated that daily supplements of vital nutrients are often effective in reducing patients' symptoms. Supplements containing amino acids have also been found to reduce symptoms, as they are converted to neurotransmitters which in turn alleviate depression and other mental health problems.

Most prescription drugs, including the common antidepressants lead to unpleasant side effects. This usually causes the patients to skip their medications. Such noncompliance can be detrimental to the patients recovery. On the other hand, long term use of medication can lead to drug toxicity, which in turn can be life threatening for the patient. An alternate and effective way is to start a diet rich in anti oxidants, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids which will slowly increase the levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrin and gaba, resulting in reduction of symptoms of depression and other mental illnesses. Patients and their families can talk to their psychiatrists, nutritionists and counsellors to guide them through the recommended doses of most nutritional supplements and diets.

1. Omega 3 fatty acids: daily intake of omega 3 in the form of eating fish, olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, sesame seeds, omega3 capsules can produce precursors responsible for producing natural neuro transmitters which will act as anti depressants. Most of the grey matter in the brain is made up of lipids and a diet rich in lipids can enhance the functioning of the brain and mind.

2. Vitamin b complex: poor intake of foods rich in vitamin b has been directly linked to mood swings, depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. Diets rich in processed foods, sugars, trans fats are one of the reasons for depression and other mental illness being on the rise. A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, eggs, poultry can be very helpful in improving the levels of vitamin b 1- 12. Here I would particularly lay stress upon vit b 12 and 6 for helping in cognitive functions of focus, concentration, memory, retention and reproduction. This is of particular use to people who engage in high mental activity like students, office workers, teachers, scientists etc.

3. Minerals: the role of minerals cannot be less emphasized in the realm of mental health. Calcium, iron, magnisium, iodine, zinc, lithium all play important roles in the body in their ionic form and protect us from anaemia, thyroid, fatigue, manic and suicidal episodes. Consuming a diet rich in minerals or having their supplements can prove to be very beneficial in recovery or insurance against mental illness.

4. Proteins: proteins are the building blocks of our life and particularly needed for sound mental and brain functioning. All the neurotransmitters in the brain are made up of amino acids which are found in proteins. Having a diet rich in all 20 amino acids may not require a person to take chemical based anti depressants. Dopamine and serotonin can be easily produced naturally in the body and by eating beans, peas, legumes, eggs, milk, honey, fish and poultry.

5. Carbohydrates: it has been observed that diets rich in whole grains and low gi index foods encourage a regulated release of energy in the body which in turn secretes insulin. The correct flow of insulin determines the amount of tryptophan release in the brain. Thus it's advised to avoid high sugary and processed foods which release high amounts of insulin which upsets the brain chemistry and mood regulation leading to poor mental and emotional health.

It is suggested by various studies and researches to include dietary intervention as an important tool for recovery from mental illnesses along with medications, counseling, social support and physical activity.







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How to calm your mind? how to be positive in life? studies not going well, health is not well, social relation becoming worse day day. What to do?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
If you are having problem in all the spheres of life then you need to consult a professional who can evaluate your situation and help you deal with it. Kindly see a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.
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What do I use as a substitute for smoking, I want to quit, but whenever I try, I feel an strong urge to smoke?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. It's good that you have already made your mind! Now make a strong will to quit the habit of smoking, because only then you can get rid off that! Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for a month. After a month, report back to me.
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I am 20 years male. I am too attached to my family (specifically my mother). Last week, my father decided to go on a family tour. I had to stay back home since I have my exams going on. This was the first time I was living alone at home which made me depressed and I felt lonely. How to overcome this depression? How to get mentally strong to bear such situations? I need to prepare myself for my future coming situations.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am 20 years male. I am too attached to my family (specifically my mother). Last week, my father decided to go on a ...
This was a temporary phase, so do not do so much of self-analysis, esp for the first time. There are all kinds of feelings in entire life span, do not hold to one and dissect it they will come& go. Attachment may have a chained pschodynamics. Enjoy your relation with them without bieng fixated, because everything around is changing. You cannot assume anything to remain static including the relationships. Be less emotionally dependent and you will stay happier that way.
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I am 58 years old, male with Schizophrenia since 10 years. At present I am put on Amisulpride 200 mg 0-0-1 and Sizopin 100 mg 0-0-1. Of late, I am thinking of replacing Amisulpride with Paliperidone 3 mg OD (Of course, only after the consent of my Psychiatrist, with whom I have an appointment next week). In the mean time, I want to know, how safe it is and will it react with Sizopin? Please confirm.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I am 58 years old, male with Schizophrenia since 10 years. At present I am put on Amisulpride 200 mg 0-0-1 and Sizopi...
If you have been stabilized with amisulpiride and sizopin , its better to continue the same treatment. if you have any side effects or if there is no improvement, then only you think of changing the medication. As such paliperidone has no serious side effects but can cause stiffness of muscles and shaking in some pts.
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I am 18 years old and I was suffering from short term memory problem not easily concentrating on learning.

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. 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. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. 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. Take care.
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I am 22, female. I have bipolar, BPD and eating disorder. The present situation is, I am very depressed. I can't function properly. No amount of therapy or medication seems to work. I myself am a psychology graduate and I know I need to exercise and try to push myself, but it is just not happening. I feel so helpless, as if my case is completely hopeless. Please suggest me something. Thanks in advance.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 22, female. I have bipolar, BPD and eating disorder. The present situation is, I am very depressed. I can't func...
If severe depression and you want quick recovery, you can discuss with your psychiatrist and opt for ECT which is the qucikest antidepressant, after recovery you can maintain with mood stabilizers. Contrary to popular opinion ECT is a painless and very safe procedure, so do not get offended for suggesting this, I am doing so for your good only. All the best.
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I am a 36 years old female. From past few months my mind is not free its getting disturbed by every small incidence. I have started getting suspicious with my own people. There are problems at my home considering my relation with my husband is not so cordial due to which I am all time stressed. But in recent months this suspicion has started killing me. I am not happy at all with this condition. Please help.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a 36 years old female. From past few months my mind is not free its getting disturbed by every small incidence. ...
Dear lybrate user, you are sad and are under lot of stress. You have mentioned that presently, you do not have a cordial relationship with your husband. I think you have experienced some breech of trust in this relationship and hence are finding it difficult to trust anyone else also. Relationship with your spouse is your most intimate and prime relationship. When this relationship is not working very well, it is going to affect your other relationships. I would request you to see a counsellor who will help you with understanding your relationship with your husband. Many times there is misunderstanding because of lack of proper communication. With the help of the counsellor you may be able to improve your relations with your husband (even if he does not come for counselling sessions). Once this relation improves, you will have lesser stress and will be able to enjoy life more. If your relationship with your husband is beyond repair, the counsellor will help you to move ahead in life. Please take help from a counsellor. Take care.
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What is the treatment of forget the things, I could not learn. The things in log time.

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 , memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection
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I do not have memory power well. Wht things to do the To remember the to develop well Suggest mee good things.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Take lot of fruits and salad. Protein rich diet. Vit b12 injections also help a lot. Increase memory by exercises also.
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What kind of diet is good for students who are under depression due to exams and all this stuffs?

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
What kind of diet is good for students who are under depression due to exams and all this stuffs?
Dear lybrate-user, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provide easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Take care.
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I am last 10 month suffering from social anxiety disorder. Pls suggest full relief treatment.

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am last 10 month suffering from social anxiety disorder. Pls suggest full relief treatment.
Social anxiety cannot be overcome within 1 or 2 days. It is a step by step process which you have to carry out. Firstly you have to start meeting strangers and initiate talking to them. Make friends and talk to them. Slowly you have to increase the number of people you meet and start a conversation with them. To start a conversation, ask their name, their hobbies and about them. Try to give a speech when there are 2 or more people. In this way you can slowly build your confidence and overcome social anxiety.
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I am having constipation and gas for the last 3 days. And I am having Vizylac Rich for 20 days now. This drug has been prescribed by a doctor. What should I do?

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
I am having constipation and gas for the last 3 days. And I am having Vizylac Rich for 20 days now. This drug has bee...
Take an enema. Eat only fruits and salads for three days. Then go on a milk diet for ten days. For more details ask a private question. It can be removed permanently. Medicines can give you a very limited period relief.
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Sir. I am 56 years old man. Since last six month I am feeling depressed in my life. Sometimes I feel life is useless and there is no use of living. My health is also affected and always feel tired. Kindly help me to come out of this situation.

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 56 years old man. Since last six month I am feeling depressed in my life. Sometimes I feel life is useless ...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Clinical depression or depressive disorder is a neurochemical disorder. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist. Once you make the necessary amendments in your life with the help of the above said therapies and life style changes, learn how to manage the depressive episodes without medicines and learn to relax, the medicines can be weaned off over a period of one year. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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Psychological Problems

Psychological Problems

Depression
Anxiety
• Relationship issues

There are neurological causes also, which are mentioned below
• Spinal cord injuries
• Chronic back pain
• Other neurological conditions.

Low testosterone is linked to erectile dysfunction and hampers the sexual life of people suffering from it. Treatments are available to offer therapy to men suffering from this problem.

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Due to lots of work and stress I have body pain can you suggest something to get relief from the body pain? Can I take pain killer?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Due to lots of work and stress I have body pain can you suggest something to get relief from the body pain? Can I tak...
Yes. You may take pain killers for relief from from body aches. But its always better to treat the cause than the symptoms, if you are sure that body aches are due to overwork and stress, then restrict your work load to human limits and find time to relax and relieve stress with rest.
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We have recently got married. He keeps comparing me to his ex-girlfriend, something I dont like. What should I do about it?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It can be quite hurting if your partner keeps comparing you to his ex. It will take time for your relationship with him to bloom and gradually fade away old memories. Take time to understand each other and expectations from the marriage and each other. And you can also bring it to his notice that when he compares you feel hurt/worried/small/confused/angry etc. giving your reasons for feeling so. Do this without blaming him. But remember that he may not be able to understand you. In this situation it is important to take care of yourself and your feelings. Counselling helps you to overcome such situations and also develop skills of open communication.
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Hi, I am not getting concentration on studies even I have urge to study please tell me how to come out of this problem?

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 , there are multiple factors like interest and dedication. You should have dedication and interest prior to anything you do to have better concentration. In Spite of you having these two and still can't concentrate, you should try pranayama techniques and concentration building techniques like tratak. Take care.
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My father drink daily and cause many problem tell some type medicine name to stop drinking alcohol.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Alcohol dependence is associated with significant physical, mental and social problems. Physically, there can be liver failure, jaundice, vomiting of blood, passing blood in stools, stomach ulcers, damage to nerves of the body, swelling of legs, fluid collection in abdomen, and many more. Mentally, there is irreversible brain damage, worsening of anxiety or depression, triggering of psychosis and mood disorders, dementia, etc. From a social point of view, there may be isolation from neighbors or family, increased abusive behavior to children or spouses, legal problems, accidents, etc. Anti craving medications are available which will help to reduce the craving. Consult a psychiatrist with experience in deaddiction.
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