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Mr. Alfred Mascarenhas

Psychologist, Bangalore

Mr. Alfred Mascarenhas Psychologist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Mr. Alfred Mascarenhas is one of the best Psychologists in Kasturi Nagar, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Crest Councling Centre in Kasturi Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Mr. Alfred Mascarenhas and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I am a student one girl come and take notes from me but his boyfriend will not like that and when he see me he take and go somewhere and scold not to speak with that girl but that girl always came and speak with me what I can do I am in depress and I like to help other.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You should speak top that girl and explain that her BF does not like her talking to you. If she is not interested in that boy, then she should tell him and close that relationship. If she is interested in you instead, then she can make that clear to you. In fact, when you tell her about her BF this will open the discussion for her to tell you if she has any feeling towards you. All this can get complicated if her BF still loves her and wants you to keep away from her. You can still tell him to speak to this girl and confirm her commitment towards him, if she agrees, that is. You can maintain good friendship with this girl, if you like her too.
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I am 19 and planning to have cigarette just to know how it feel. Which one should I try first?

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 user. I should warn you regarding this step. This could lead to a dangerous addiction. Do not even try one. Take care.
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I am a woman of 45. I have been taking clonotril. 5 mg and arpizol 10 mg. I see a psychiatrist regularly. I am a bit too anxious and get depressed frequently. Do I need to stop these medicines?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear lybrate-user, May be you are prescribed Clonotril and Arpizol to treat anxiety and depression. Since you are still too anxious and depressed, it is better NOT to stop these medicines. Please consult psychiatrist again and discuss about frequent anxiety and depression. She/he may 1. Increase the dose 2. Add another drug 3. Change the tablets 4. Look for other medical, hormonal and social causes and treat them appropriately. All the best.
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Will I be addicted to hookah (grape mint) after taking it once.will it cause any effect to me

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. Usage of hookah once cannot make you an addict to it, nor it has any health effects on you. But you should make sure never to repeat the hookah smoking again. Take care.
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How to enhance the memory power and once a person follows that course then the enhancement power should last longer.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take Saraswtharista 2 tsf twice daily mixed with equal quantity of water and cap. Memorin 1 cap twice daily for 4-6 months continuously.
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I am consulting for my mother she is about 37 year old and her problem is psychological She thinks that in out neighborhood a man is sitting and spying on us and he hears what we say in our house she says she hears person saying same sentence that we say in our house And seriously my father and me don't hear any thing Sometimes she says some boys come in a car abuse us and go away She keep saying that pg in house facing us always say "pani nhi dalla pani nahi dalla" and abuse us She get aggressive 2 to 3 times at day at anybody and says he was saying" sa safaie saf safai" And me and my dad says :what! And she leaves without saying anything She shouts loud at standing at windows to people she think are spying on us After this thing continued for weeks I did some digging and I was thinking about schizophrenia I just needed a professional opinion And it will be your kind help if I get a reply.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
She is getting paranoid and if it is paranoid schizophrenia she needs immediate help from a couple of professionals and for a long time too: a counselor and a psychiatrist. It is better for a doctor to diagnose her and get the right type of intervention for her, immediately. This is a serious condition and you should stop trying yoru own techniques, which may worsen her condition. The earlier you seek help for her the prognosis is better. She must be monitored to follow all the prescriptions and is occupied with mind engaging activities. Never let her be alone and you must always engage her in socializing, first within the home and later you may take her out as she improves. She must follow an exercise regiment, a tight time schedule, proper diet, and sleep. Lay people's help will come in handy, if they follow the medical prescriptions.
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I was in stress few month back Started on tablet Metpure exel 25 mg once a day. Blood pressure was around 160/100. NOW WITH Tablet it is 110 /80. BUT FREE OF stress NOW. Stress is relieved. Should I continue medicines.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Di medicine and see your bp without medicine if is ok them you can left but measure must two times in a day.
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Is generalized anxiety disorder completely curable? 2 years back I was fully mentally fit. Now, due to anxiety I am afraid of closed spaces, high speed, height, big movie theater screen, lift, metro etc. Medicines suppressed my anxiety, but after stopping them, it can again come up.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Guwahati
Generalized Anxiety disorder is a treatable condition. The two main treatments for anxiety disorders are psychotherapy/behavioral therapy and medications or a combination of the two. The treatment is usually long term. That you are feeling scared in closed spaces, height, lift, metros, high speed, big theater screens etc indicate that the anxiety symptoms are still in you. Get yourself evaluated by a Psychiatrist who will prescribe you medicines and/or advice you counseling sessions accordingly. Adhere to treatment. Also stay under regular supervision of your doctor, as treatment may be modified from time to time based on your state. Do not stop treatment on your own without advice from your attending doctor. & if you have any query regarding your symptoms or treatment, talk openly with your doctor. Along with, take the following measures: •Lead a healthy lifestyle. Go for a walk, exercise regularly, do some yoga or relaxation techniques daily. •Have adequate sleep. •Explore your own talents & feel good about yourself. •Set goals which are realistic & within your capability & try to pursue them. •Maintain a daily routine. •Stay away from substance of abuse like alcohol, cannabis, inhalants, drugs etc. •Enhance your coping skills & problem solving skills. •Spend time with friends, family members or well wishers with whom you feel comfortable & positive. •Rest in a dark room. •Practice deep breathing & relaxation exercises •Eat healthy food & reduce caffeine, tea, cola, and chocolate consumption. Stay positive, do not loose hope. With proper intervention you will definitely come out of this condition.
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I am 26 year old man. I am suffering from psychological problem from last 1 year. My girl friend broke up with me (but I had not broke with her) 1 year back. Somehow I manage the situation and move on in life. But she keep on calling me 2-3 times month and some time 2-3 time a week also. Whenever I talked to her all past memories recollected in my mind & I goes into depression as it is impossible for me to talk to her as friend only. If I do not pick her call then I become anxious & restless & start thinking that may be she needed my help. Best thing is she never call me or text me but this is not happening. I had told her 3-4 times to not call me as I can not talk to you as friend only but she never listened to me. Please help me as I can't scold her or treat her badly. Thanks in advance.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
As long as you keep talking to her, taking her calls and keeping contact with her, you will not be able to move on. If you want to get over her and move on with your life, a clean break is advised. Ending a relationship is difficult enough but staying in touch with your ex girlfriend will keep your focus on her constantly. Take a hard look at why you are maintaining contact with her. She doesn't seem to be interested in getting back with you but is just contacting you when she wants something. This situation is keeping you stuck in a vicious cycle. Take a decision and break the pattern.
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I am 35 years old past 6 years I am suffering from panic attack like fear of death. please give some examples to overcome.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Having panic attacks for so long you could be quite disturbed and need to meet with a counselor immediately. On that person’s advice you may have to meet with a doctor and get on medication if so advised. Even so you must continue with the counseling to develop coping mechanisms to face the daily challenges of life. Because you are not handling fear well, you tend to over-react to normal fear with abnormal panic attacks. Then your panic reaction, which is fear based, irritates you easily and gets you angry. In other words the anger/irritation is an escalation over the fear. This is not advisable and it is happening because you are not dealing well with the panic. Anger is a cover-up feeling for the fear, and people may mistakenly respond to the anger whilst the scare remains unresolved and it may also increase because of the discomfort you have caused to others with the anger!!! About the issue itself: Do you know if this is a family trait, or is the family by anyways less to socialize, or have you had any problem with fear because of some family or childhood experience? Have you ever been embarrassed in public by someone that it has left an indelible mark in your personality? You can take the answers to these questions to a counselor and resolve the same. Any way you must deal with your fear of people and it will be the best solution to your problem. You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. In the meantime do some confidence building exercises by attending a personality development course, public speaking skills course (I suggest you join the Toastmasters Club), work out at a gym to build good self-image, and join social events to practice your skills. Surprisingly many people are often in the same boat as you, and so you are not alone. The very people you are intimidated by may be afraid of you too, though not to this extent!!!! There are three important developments to have to make an autonomous personality: Awareness, intimacy and spontaneity. If you are super aware or too conscious of yourself, it will affect the intimacy and spontaneity. Although your problem is now directly to do with intimacy, you can see that they are all connected. Go and work on these matters with a counselor for this level of panic reaction to disappear from your life for good.
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Greetings, I'm preparing for SSC (services for income tax, customs, excise etc). Recently I got a C class job in Indian Railways after that I'm not concentrating over my study, I am wasting my time. I've made a mentality that i've a job then why should I study. Help me please I've spend a lot efforts for SSC but without continuity, it's getting worse. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you have the commitment then focus on your studies. The current job you have is good for the time being. But I think it is a monotonous job and you will get bored of it soon (if I am wrong, I stand corrected). Even in steady jobs nowadays many people are pursuing studies to be better at their jobs. So if you are interested or need to create the interest, do so immediately and do not waste time by procrastination. Go for tuition, group studies or whatever to study. Ssc has huge prospects.
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I am very emotional when my wife or my children get away from me l depressed so much I can't take food and drinks without them and want to take wine and drugs in there absence.

M.Phil (Child and Adolescent Psychology)
Psychologist, Unnao
Hello lybrate-user Go for psychological counselling. You will get help otherwise this type of feeling will creat problem in your personal and family life.
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Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
Beat depression by following simple routine.
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Hello I am undergraduate 1st year student I am getting problem in remembering my syllabus I study them ut then also after few day ibgot blank about that topic. Kindly please suggest any method to increase my brain memory.

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. I can understand. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. You should understand exactly what you are studying. Then retention takes place. Repetition helps retention more effectively. Once thd knowledge is retained perfectly, recollection is easy. Use "creative learning methods" to make study creative and effective. Take care.
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I'm suffering from anxiety disorder. And taking pari cr plus for last 7-8 months. I'm doing pretty well, active in my work, doing all the things like exercise, yoga, outing, singing, fun times wd friends, taking good food too. But whenever Im going to stop the medicine I used to feel bad and down again and sensations come back again. I don't know what should I do. Want to stop taking it but can't make the way. please advice.

Fellow Observership, Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello. Pari-CR plus a medicine having combination of paroxetine & Clonazepam. Of the two paroxetine is the main drug treating your Anxiety in long run & Clonazepam is supporting drug. Clonazepam is habit forming in long run & hence you feel bad/down when you abruptly discontinue this medicine. So first up you need to discuss your wish to stop medicines with your doctor. After that your doctor will gradually reduce dose of Clonazepam by separately prescribing paroxetine & Clonazepam. Once Clonazepam is successfully stopped without side effects, he/she will proceed to stopping paroxetine. In this way you can be medicines free & healthy too! Good luck.
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9 Ways to Control Bipolar mood Disorder

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
9 Ways to Control Bipolar mood Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition in which episodes of mania - an abnormally elevated mood often accompanied by feelings of euphoria - are interspersed with bouts of depression.

People with bipolar disorder generally need to be treated with mood stabilizers and other medications. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also important. Eating right, sticking to a regular sleep schedule, and other healthy habits can help people with bipolar disorder manage their condition

  1. Take your meds - Take your medication every day as prescribed by your doctor. In all, 1 in 3 people will remain completely free of symptoms of bipolar disorder by taking mood-stabilizing medicine, such as carbamazepine or lithium, for life.
  2. Exercise daily - Moderate physical activity for 30 minutes a day can help control mood swings.
  3. Eat a balanced diet - Make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Eating meals at regular times will help establish a stress-reducing daily routine.
  4. Avoid traveling into other time zones - If you are planning to travel extensively, you may want to call your doctor before you leave. Traveling into other time zones can disrupt your medication schedule and trigger a manic episode.
  5. Get the same number of hours of sleep every night - Changes in your sleep patterns can sometimes trigger a manic or depressive episode. Try your best to keep the same bedtime and rise time, varying them by no more than an hour.
  6. Avoid alcohol and illegal drugs - Even one drink can disrupt your sleep, change your mood, or interfere with your medicines, which can make symptom
  7. Reduce stress at work and at home - Try to keep regular hours at work so stress won't trigger a manic or depressive episode. If stress at work or at home is a problem, counseling may help.
  8. Limit caffeine and nicotine during manic episodes - Caffeine and nicotine can both act as stimulants, which can make symptoms worse. Plus, too much caffeine can change your sleeping habits.
  9. Seek treatment immediately

Getting treatment immediately will help you to proactively manage symptoms of a depressive or manic episode and avoid disruptions to your life. Often you don't notice early signs or symptoms, so take the time to educate whoever is closest to you what signs and symptoms to look for. They can alert you when they see a change that suggests the beginning of a mood episode. Show them you welcome such feedback, and be sure to take it seriously if you get it
 

I am chewing tobacco give me tips for quite chewing please I want your advice as soon as possible.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Because it is a tobacco product it will therefore have addictive components to it. It may feel like you can’t stop but that it really not true. If you do not try, then it will never happen. You must try and try again until you succeed. The problem with addiction is that you have this product which is conditioned to various events in your daily life and as such it will make it difficult but not impossible. You could work with an addiction counselor to help you process the rehabilitation. It is important to first find out about the ill-effects of tobacco use to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary and true. The nicotine in tobacco 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 consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Nicotine also reduces the erectile capacity of your penis to hamper satisfying sex. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like chewing (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-users of tobacco for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit consuming Hans. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take tobacco, 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.
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I will be always thinking negative and I will be sad every time. Y I feel like this I can't understand please suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have depression and anxiety .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. And if these are not useful you need antidepressants 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 or prescription for medicines consult me on this site to ask me directly and not in open questions session It's not easy to say exactly what causes depression and anxiety – it's different for everyone. Sometimes a difficult time in you or your mates' life can set off depression or anxiety, sometimes it's caused by a combination of things that has built up over time and sometimes, there's just no obvious cause at all.
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Hi my friend age is 22 year and he is suffering from bad thinking bad thoughts and he told me when he meet more people then his gas are started from his hole and when he is alone then he feel better and it also become his habit please doctor advice him any drug or medicine.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
Hello user I can tell you to deal with your bad thoughts but for another problem you have to consult any doctor r psychologist fro this. Controlling thoughts will just end up giving more importance to them. They will come back ten times stronger. Because at the level of the mind, what you resists, persists. Do not try to control thoughts without a tool. Breath is a very powerful tool. Doing Pranayam, Meditation, breathing in a specific rhythm will help in having a say over your mind and thoughts. Mostly unwanted thoughts come to you when your work load is less and idle time is more. The more we sit without any activity, the more thoughts come to us. Drink plenty of water, do yoga, gym, running, meditation, sports, listen to music, get creative, spend time with nature, develop a hobby and you will find bad thoughts will eventually subside. Watch your food habits and bowel moment, Include fresh fruits and vegetables. Spend time out in the sun. Check your Vitamin D and B12 levels. More importantly relax. Get old sleep. Stop excess use of gadgets or watching TV. Spend time out in the nature. Work/Study and do whatever that keeps you busy.
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