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Mr. Varkey

Psychologist, Bangalore

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Mr. Varkey is a popular Psychologist in Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Mr. Varkey personally at Child & Adult Psychiatric & Counselling Center in Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Mr. Varkey and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have my 12th board exams after a month. And I cant concentrate on my studies. please help mef.

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You are panicking about the exams. This is a last minute effort and so it is going to cause a lot of stress. You must take a risk too and leave out unimportant portions and study the most important ones the most. If you can make notes for certain topics then that will be easier to study and remember. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, physical exercise is a must, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. Recently they have discovered that moderate consumption of red wine and peanuts do help.

Hello doctor My questions are: Watching porn is bad? Or what are the methods through which we can reduce watching porn videos?

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Watching porn is bad?
Or what are the methods through which we can reduce watching por...
Dear lybrate user, Watching porn will excite to do some thing unusual , say ,you may start practicing masturbation,causing Erectile dysfunction ,premature ejaculation in future ,making your married life ,troublesome. many important things may b diverted due to watching porn,loosing concentration to your works,assignd . So, watching porn b avoided Take,care.

I am not able to stop thinking, worrying too much. Want to talk many things to someone but not able to trust anyone. Not able to sleep properly, causing headache, anxiety and weakness. I never discussed" my personal life, what I think" with anyone before 3 moths ago. Three months ago, for the first time I tried discussing my life problems with someone I trusted in my life and I cried a lot (after 6 years) and felt too comfortable for almost a week, I got some other situations and thought of discussing the same but I got a reply" you always need reasons to cry" and afterwards not being able to communicate anything to anyone, even general talk seems impossible with friends and colleagues. Always feel alone in spite of sitting in a group of people. Thoughts usually trigger in my mind and pump up my heartbeats and my hands temp starts decreasing and I feel little shivering. I wasn't an Emotional person since 5 months ago but now I am crying almost 8-10 hrs a day sitting alone in my room. Situation is getting worse that I have started hurting myself (cuts on body) to divert the pain, overdose of medicine to sleep, attempt to quit etc. Want to run somewhere far far from this world. My close friends got to know regarding my depression but I am not able to convey my situation to them (i don't feel comfortable explaining my situations to them and also somewhere in mind I have trust issues). I have almost lost all of them, now I feel too much alone and negativity:(Nobody understand me, even due to this situation my behaviour pattern is changing drastically and I am loosing my close friends. I am trying to keep myself busy as much as possible but still not able to control my thought. I am doing yoga and meditation daily almost 1hr 30 min but seems non-effective. I am not able to sleep properly from last 5 months (usually 4 hrs that too not continuous). Thoughts are running in my mind without having any control. I tried for exercise and walk but is ineffective. Not able to understand what to do? I tried online counselling but not felt comfortable sharing my personal information and I stopped. If possible suggest me some non prescribed sleeping pills so that I can sleep properly without any thoughts. Please help.

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I am not able to stop thinking, worrying too much. Want to talk many things to someone but not able to trust anyone. ...
Hi lybrate-user, I feel you have lots of things to be opened up. You have closed your thoughts so tightly that it is suffocating you now. A visit to a psychologist should have help you but unfortunately, that didn't worked out well. You said this started six years back. I strongly believe that something has triggered your problem at that time. And from past six years your are going through this suffering. A sleeping pill is not a solution for this. I understand the feeling of rejection when you trusted a person and opened up but that person doesn't seems to have any patience to give you an ear. That is more hurting. You have to ignore that. But don't waste your time by thinking that nobody cares for you. It is the ultimate time to care for self. You have to start working on your problems. If you don't care for yourself then why will others care for you. So, first love yourself that will solve your half of the issues and it will help you to develop more insight into your problem, how to solve it. I strongly recommend to visit a good specialist who has much experience. And always remember that your problem can't be solved in few days. As it has taken years to develop, so it will certainly take little more time to get cured. Have patience. Through mails we can only suggest few things but what you need is a real therapy. That will bring out your fears and negative thinking. Presently you need that outlet of your yearly stuck emotions. Take care.

I have very hard pain in my lungs when I breath. I smoke since last 2 year and finally decided to quite smoking. I just wanted some medicine that helps me to clean my lungs and make my lungs as good when it was before smoking.

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BY taking breathing exercises your lungs will be clean in 3 months time and no medicines are needed or is available. Jut stop and you will be fine

I smile and laugh alone almost all time by thinking about my activities at some other place and forget about reality. For example I think "I am the best cricket player in Team India, playing match and my gf is watching me. Please help me. What is this? Is this a mental disease ?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
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I smile and laugh alone almost all time by thinking about my activities at some other place and forget about reality....
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of crab apple + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of agrimony. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach.

I have smoking from last two years now I am stuck with this. Tell me how to leave it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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To quit do the following: 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.

How to increase memory power?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Retaining information to be recalled at will is the role of memory. For which you need to do the following: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. Good social contacts are good for memory too: so make and keep good friends. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly.

Hi Doctor, I'm 23 year old male. I'm really concerned on the below mentioned issues. Please help me. 1. I'm worried about my weight. It's only 50 and I'm very thin. 2.1 year ago I completed my degree of b. Com and now working in mnc in night shift from 1 year. 3. My shift timings is at 3: 30pm to 12: 30am. I reach home by 1: 30 am. 4. I get lots of sweats from my hand and leg palms and I think even this is making me thin. 5. I'm not getting urge /desire to eat food correctly may be because of no sleep on timely basis. 5. I always feel to masturbate and I do it many times a day. I request you to suggest me what routine I have to follow in night shift and what do's and don't? I want to improve my physic and look good by gaining some wait. (does consuming nutrigain powder help and is it safe)? I need to know what I can do so that I feel urge to eat on time to time. I think thr r many questions to answer for you in one time but I really need advise on those. I will be very thank full to you if you can give me your valuable time to look and answer for those questions. Thank you in advance for your advise!

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Hi Doctor, I'm 23 year old male. I'm really concerned on the below mentioned issues. Please help me. 1. I'm worried a...
Hi lybrate-user, first of all - you can have nutrigain its safe. Secondly, you should exercise daily in the morning- some kind of workout in gym or aerobics or brisk walk, jogging etc. Thirdly, eat every two hours- every two hours fill your stomach but with something healthy like dry fruits or a plain fruit - banana or apple. I know its tough but try to follow it. Tell me do you feel stressed or some kind of anxiety that can be related to the sweat you experience in hands and legs but do not worry that does not contribute to weight loss but for that you have to keep yourself hydrated and have enough water. You can have some syrup that increases hunger. Ask for it. Make a routine and stick to it. Sleep on time and get up on same time daily unless a routine is made it will be hard for body clock to adjust every time. You are in office for good 12 hours-7 hours you must be sleeping, in remaining hours I wonder how many times you masturbate. Masturbation is a problem unless you are feeling any difficulties. To properly channelize your energy you need to get productive, sweat it out in gym and get your lifestyle sorted. Eat more protein and if you are non veg - fish. Consult for any query. All the best.

Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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Hello sir im 28 years old im suffering from social anxiety and often get panic attacks, what should I do.
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. 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!!!! 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 social anxiety to disappear from your life for good.

I'm college boy. I'm suffering from my feeling. Headache, vibration in body, fear, alws tym sad, loss of confidence, insomnia, crying, using alcohol, smoking, thinking to suicide and many more, can't concentrate on study. This all happen after breakup with my girl friend whom I love a lot. I can't forgot her till now. Last december she breakup with me. What should I do. Give me suggestion doctor I have too much problem. I can't handle this. Plzzz.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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I'm college boy. I'm suffering from my feeling. Headache, vibration in body, fear, alws tym sad, loss of confidence, ...
All these are signs of depression and anxiety. Control your mind by meditation and yoga. YOu forget this girl and she \was not meant for you and another person will come to you and she will be suitable for you. These are common things in life and take them in stride

How to become a tension free man ?

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology
Psychiatrist
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How to become a tension free man ?
Hello sir, persistent feelings of stress, tiredness, loss of interest, loneliness & sleeping difficulties is suggestive of depression. Now, the simplest solution to depression, tension, anxiety & similar problems ; is a proper course of medicines & certain lifestyle changes ranging from as simple things including a proper course of medicines to get rid of this problem plus meditation & daily 30 minutes jogging to more complex things as structured diary writing, thought recording etc.

I am suffering from the stammering problem please tell what is the home remedies to get rid of this thanks.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
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YOU PRACTICE UJJAI PRANAYAM AS TAUGHT ON ASTHA CHANNEL DAILY 5-7.30AM. IF YOU CAN, FOLLOW ALL AS SHOWN. YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE CURED COMPLETELY PROVIDED YOU PRACTICE RELIGIOUSLY

Hello Everyone. I am suffering from endogenous depression and been on vilano 40 mg from last 4 months I have seen some improvement in my symptom .but my sleeping pattern has been always a problem since I was diagnosed with depression. Even now also full night I dream too much and dreams are just like reality it's continuous n some clear .n when I get up in the morning .feels unrefreshed. Dis type of dreaming pattern. Is it a gud thing or bad one?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
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Hello Everyone. I am suffering from endogenous depression and been on vilano 40 mg from last 4 months I have seen som...
Dreaming is always there, while some rea vivid others could be easily forgotten. You can manage to get more agreeable dreams if you sleep on your left ear only. For you problems with sleep you may implement the following guidelines: In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.

I sleep well. Walk on every morning on a daily basis. And drink about 7 glass of water daily. And presently I am not going through any mental stress. Yet suddenly I am having this dark circles under my eyes. What should I do?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
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I sleep well. Walk on every morning on a daily basis. And drink about 7 glass of water daily. And presently I am not ...
Hello lybrate-user, you can try these- 1. Getting restful and uninterrupted night-time sleep (7-8 hours) 2. Don't over sleep (more than 8 hours) 3. Wear a sunscreen under the eyes when stepping out in the sun. 4. Use a pair of sunglasses and a concealer, if required. 5. Get iron and protein rich diet. 6. If blood test indicates iron deficiency take iron suppliments with the advise of your general physician. 7. Do destressing exercises like mindfulness meditation or yoga. I hope this helps you.

I am a 17 years old boy. I have many mental problems. I am a boy who want to be a girl like my sister. I am a transvestite. Did anything wrong in this. Can I continue wearing my sister's clothes. No one knows about this. What should I do now?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath
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I am a 17 years old boy. I have many mental problems. I am a boy who want to be a girl like my sister. I am a transve...
Hi, Take homoeo medicine: @ Ignatia30-6 pills, thrice a day. Go for meditation to inculcate strong will power to control your feeling and to reduce stress. Take,plenty of water to eliminate toxins. Go to your friends to discuss your problems,attend social meeting to serve d society to pass a pleasant time when ever u feel that urge. Take,care.

I am a 20 year old and studying b. Tech. I have a fear for facing maths paper. However better I studied/prepared, I get a kind of shivering when I start answering maths paper, resulting in silly mistakes. How to overcome? kindly help 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
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Dear, exam related anxiety is caused by unnecessary negative or obsessive thoughts and apprehension. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and tailor made psycho therapy through mobile. Take care.
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