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Ms. Lalita Bhat

Psychologist, Bangalore

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Ms. Lalita Bhat is a renowned Psychologist in BEML Layout, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Lalita Bhat Clinic in BEML Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Ms. Lalita Bhat on Lybrate.com.

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DNB (PSYCHIATRY), DPM, MBBS
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Do you know more than 4000 chemicals have been identified in tobacco smoke.Out of these 250 are carcinogenic.

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Suicide Attempts – How to Identify Warnings and Risk Factors?
Suicide is a type of Deliberate Self Harm (DSH) and is defined as a human act of self-intentioned and self-inflicted death. It ends with fatal outcome. Suicide is among the top ten causes of death in India and most other countries. It is also one of the most important psychiatric emergencies all over the world.

Most of the times, suicidal attempts don’t go unaccompanied with warning signs and risk factors. Either the behaviour of a person or the way he talks acts as warning. In order to relate what warning signs a person with suicidal inclination can give, read further.
How can talking help identity a Suicide Warning signs?

1.The person often talks about committing suicide
2.The person sees life as meaningless and without any vigor
3.The person feels like he is a burden on those connected to him
4.The person wishes to seek revenge from someone who hurt him emotionally
5.The person feels like he has been trapped in his life and doesn’t enjoy it
6.The person suffers from unbearable psychological or physical pain

How can behavior help in identifying suicide warning signs?

The inclination of a person towards suicidal thoughts increases if he starts to show a new type of behavior or if he shows negative changes in behavior. Such behavioral changes often follow loss of a loved one, any painful change or unacceptable events.

The person starts to give away some of his most valuable possessions.
The person suffers from panic attacks.
The person starts to call his friends and relatives to bid goodbye.
The person shows changes in sleeping habits like sleeping too little or too much.
The person withdraws from day-to-day activities which once formed an indispensable part of his life.
The person starts to act irresponsibly.
The person increases the consumption of alcohol or usage of drugs.
The person searches for ways to kill oneself and searches for poison, guns or other drugs online.

Identifying the Risk Factors of a Potential Suicide

The presence of risk factors increases the likelihood of a suicidal attempt. The greater is the number of risk factors, the greater the risks. Generally, there are three main heads under which suicidal risk factors can be classified. These are:
Environmental Factors

Close acquaintance with a suicide incident
Life events that cause stress such as loss of beloved, divorce or loss of job
Never-ending stress such as marriage or relationship troubles, job issues, harassment, etc.
Gaining access to certain deadly means such as guns or drugs

Medical Factors

Problems related to mental health (Depression, Schizophrenia ,Borderline personality disorder)
Drug abuse
Excessive alcohol consumption

History

Suicidal tendency of an individual can be linked with historical factors such as:

Prior history of any suicidal attempts by the individual in the past
If the person’s family had any history of suicidal attempts or suicidal deaths in the past

Misconceptions Regarding Suicide

People who talk about suicide don’t commit suicide
Suicide happens without warning
Suicidal persons are fully intent on dying
Once a person is suicidal, he is suicidal for ever
All suicidal persons are mentally ill or psychotic

What should you do if you suspect that someone is at the risk of committing suicide?

Consider it a serious situation.
Do not leave the person alone even for a moment.
Inspect physical surroundings and remove all means of committing suicide, such as sharp objects ropes, drugs, and fire arms. Also search patient thoroughly. Hide all fatal means like drugs or firearms which you think he can use to harm himself.
Take the person to an emergency ward or a psychiatrist if you feel that the condition of person is crossing limits.
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I am under depression. I am getting suicidal thoughts. Feel so lonely every time. Please help.

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I am under depression. I am getting suicidal thoughts. Feel so lonely every time. Please help.
Dear u should take homeopathy medicine nux vomica 1m singal dose it will help you u need counseling also it will help you if you have any questions about your problem you can ask your question
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I am a regular smoker now I am feeling breathing problem while climb stairs or run for while. How to increase lungs capacity? and suggest me to quit smoking asap.

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Smoking directly attacks the respiratory apparatus. You can ill-afford to continue smoking unless you want to kill yourself early and in a most miserable way! You must seriously take a call and quit smoking now. Here’s how you can go about it: The habit can be very difficult to halt because of the many conditions attached to smoking. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. Tobacco tar smears the lung surface and causes big patches over time to become dysfunctional. 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. 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. All the damage you incurred earlier because of the smoking can be reverted back to normal in quick time. To improve the lung capacity do aerobic exercise and breathe only through your nostrils. As time goes by you will build stamina. Deep breathing uses the 80% of your lung capacity that normal breathing does not get to use. This type of breathing also massages your lower abdomen and brings good health to those organs too.

I take too much tension about anything and keep thinking about anything bad that happens with me. I can not forget the things that happen with me.

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I take too much tension about anything and keep thinking about anything bad that happens with me. I can not forget th...
Hello, take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks. Management: there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress, but first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (the mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids).
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Dear Sir, Good Morning, I am Vineet from Delhi. My wife is suffering from Depression. Actually in the year of 2012 I became father of son. But when he give birth we know from doctor that his food pipe not develop and also some deficiency in wind pipe so my wife feel shock and from that day she is in depression. She thinks deeply when she is alone. Please help me how to reduce or overcome from this situation.

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Good Morning,
I am Vineet from Delhi. My wife is suffering from Depression. Actually in the year of 2012 I ...
I can understand what you as parents have gone through. Sometimes life's stresses precipitate an episode of depression. But its treatable and with some medications and counselling she will be able to cope with her situation in a much better way. Also it will be helpful to you as a family. Please seek help from psychiatrist as if left untreated depression can cause a lot of distress and problems.

Hello sir, am very much worried about my friend. His age is 25 and he is preparing for IAS. Earlier he was doing job in a well reputed MNC but last year he resigned because he want only to focus on his study, but from the last 6 7 months he was very much depressed and full of stress, tension and negativity. Because of this he feel weakness and not able to concentrate in his study, not able to sleep. Can you please help me. Is he in depression? or its normal.

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Hello sir, am very much worried about my friend. His age is 25 and he is preparing for IAS. Earlier he was doing job ...
He is stressed but not yet depressed. However if he neglects himself he may become depressed. The IAS can be quite a taxing exam and he may be losing confidence and is therefore becoming very stressed. He needs to meet with a counselor without delay. If it is fear then that person will certainly be able to help him handle it appropriately and come out of his distress. He would anyway need to follow a regular exercise regimen, eat healthily, and sleep well. These three are essential for a normal person and more so for him facing a tough exam. If he is too unprepared for the exams and that is the reason for the stress, advise him to defer the exam to next year and get more organized in his preparation. He may be determined to do it this year but if the circumstances are tough, it is advisable to do it the following year. In fact he could have a whole year for preparation. If he is still determined, he needs counseling very badly.
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Sir I want quit cigret! Sir what's the effect or symptoms that cigret has affected my lungs!

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You need motivation to quit smoking, you need to see doctor who will prescribe you some medicine which are in the form of chewing gum and can replace your cigarette. You will have cough, sputum, pain, dysnea.
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Doctor I have fear and caught stand in a public. i have a feeling that all people are looking at me and laughing on me. I have no confidence in me thinking that all I am doing is wrong. What should I do?

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Doctor I have fear and caught stand in a public. i have a feeling that all people are looking at me and laughing on m...
Due to various reasons many people faces this type of problem and as much you will think about this topic you will feel more nervousness and anxiety ,just consider one thing that no one is perfect in this world, every one has some weakness although the weakness can be of different types such as you are feeling nervousness in front of peoples ,some feels nervousness in front of their Boss and some feels nervousness in front of their teachers. So whenever you go in public don't focus on others just divert your mind on someother topic such as you can initially talk with some one with whom you are not so comfortable during talking on phone, or you can divert your mind on some topic which is more problem creating for you ,by doing this slowly by slowly your confidence will build up, the main concept is you should distract your mind from that situation. You can take help of counsellor regarding this .if you need my help you can contact me. Take care.
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I am 30 years male (unmarried) and I feel depressed each and every moment and always think negatively and feel something wrong going to be happen and I will be held up in a huge problem. How to make my life beautiful and peaceful?

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I am 30 years male (unmarried) and I feel depressed each and every moment and always think negatively and feel someth...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. The duty of your mind is to think. You cannot control your mind's thinking. Once you just leave your mind without diversion, it always end up in negative territory. But certainly you can divert your thinking. You can make your mind to be always positive by engaging in creative activities, hobbies, games and passionate towards whatever you do. Thereby you can reduce your stress and tension also. Once you can do this, loss of proper sleep and stress also can be made normal. Take care.
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Sir I am suffered with smoking addicted habit. How I would be left the smoking. Pls tell me any treatment for it.

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First you have to be motivated that you will not start again, you can start nichochew gum, it will help you.

Hello Doctor, I am suffering from a condition (Pearly Penile Papules) for quite some time. It doesn't affect me but sometimes I feel embarrassed and depressed. Is there any treatment or cure for this condition and what are causes of this condition? Thanks.

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Hello Doctor,
I am suffering from a condition (Pearly Penile Papules) for quite some time. It doesn't affect me but s...
Penile papules have been reported to be present in between 8% and 43% of men. They are more common in men that have not been circumcised. They become less apparent with increased age. Penile papules are a normal anatomic variant. They are not due to sexual activity or lack of hygiene. They are not infectious or contagious, unlike genital warts. They are not malignant or pre-malignant. Castor oil is said to be highly effective in treating PPP.
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I get conscious in whatever I do at job or normal conversations or with friends, and fail to express myself the way I want to. Also, I think a lot before doing even small things which shows negative on my decision making ability at work. Because of this I am low in self-confidence and have inferiority complex. I have this disorder since childhood. Please guide as to how can I overcome my this problem of'getting conscious' for everything I do, because it is affecting my social and professional life badly.

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I get conscious in whatever I do at job or normal conversations or with friends, and fail to express myself the way I...
You may be an introvert. This is a problem of fearing people for what they think about you. Yes, people will often judge you but that is not the final word. When we try to read other people’s mind we will always think that they know the worst things about you, that your flaws are easily visible, and then you feel self-conscious and guilt. This is all far from the truth. People do not know you, even if they are married to you for many years!!! In fact, you do not know yourself for many years and may go to your grave with a minimum understanding of yourself. So, face people with confidence, knowing that they are the least knowledgeable about you. Sometimes, your family may not have socialized much and that can also give you a disadvantage about mixing and meeting people. This can be unlearned and you can make a new beginning and easily become a social butterfly. Many people have hesitations about social situations and are in the same boat: you have a lot of company. The bottom line is that you have fear: deal with your fear and people will seem different, and not so threatening. The ability to socialize is a natural ability in all of us. If it was not stimulated early in your life, now is not too late. We are all gregarious by nature, and need each other, to the extent that we are all interdependent. This usually has to do with your self-esteem or how you feel the others rate you. It is indicative that your own assessment of yourself is poor or is comparatively inadequate. Feeling inadequate is just that: it is a feeling, it is not necessarily true. Do some personality development work with a counselor, or attend these classes to shape your persona and improve your image and esteem. This will go a long way to get out of this quandary you find yourself in. And do not live by the opinion of others too much, unless there is a genuine concern about yourself. This way you may lose your identity. I will not be surprised, if that is an issue too. We are born because of a relationship. We develop because of one too. Finally, we are dependent in life and succeed in life depending on our ability to relate well and comfortably with other people. So relating to people is a very important aspect of our personality. You may not be a people-person and will therefore fear the acceptance or not of others. This fear is quite often unfounded. You should also go for counseling to identify what in your upbringing may have contributed to this situation. That can then be worked out and resolved. Do attend a gym to work out a good body for good self-image. If you need public speaking skills, attend the Toastmasters Club. Sometimes the fear will cripple your ability to hold a conversation. In that case, you could do a conversation development course and improve the art. The main thing is to help you get over the fear, which as mentioned earlier may be unfounded. But if you deal with that fear, you could quite easily come out of this and become an extraordinarily successful individual in all spheres in life. I recommend that you meet people by attending conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, and social clubs. In time this anxiety will dissipate and disappear, completely.
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My wife aged 60 Yrs suffers from mental disorder of emotional outbursts. It seems she is also a patient of high BP, but no medicines are used for it so far. So far controlled only through diet control. Can U please suggest suitably?

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My wife  aged 60 Yrs suffers from mental disorder of emotional outbursts. It seems she is also a patient of high BP, ...
Dear lybrate user, since your wife is 60 years old, it is advisable to take her to a doctor and get all routine physical tests done. You need to know if all her body functions like thyroid, hormone levels etc are normal or not. Treating her bp with only diet control may also be harmful. Please take doctor's advise. If all her organs are functioning normally, then you may consult a counsellor. Because, then the emotional outbursts may be because of suppressed feelings like anger, sadness, shame, guilt etc. The counselling sessions will help her to relieve her of her stress and help her in modifying her reactions to different situations. This will help her in expressing her feelings in socially acceptable way.
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Hi I am 24 years old male and my memory is low. So I want to increase my memory power. Should I do?

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There are three types of memmory. Sensory memory, short term memory and long term memory. Memory is based on perception and recollection. From the given info, there is nothing to worry about amnesia related problems. Better and effective learning methods improve your memory and recollection. I think two or more counseling sessions should be good for you. Please let me know if you are willing for telephone counseling sessions. Take care.
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Hello, My two legs are pain ,so I couldn't walk in study, if I have studiedly walking ,my two legs are so much pain in last 5 years. So, please solve the my problem.

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Hello, My two legs are pain ,so I couldn't walk in study, if I have studiedly walking ,my two legs are so much pain i...
Calf Stretches Standing calf stretch Stand away from a wall and.put your fight foot behind you and be sure your toes are facing forward. Lean forward at the ankle while bending the right knee and keeping your heel on the ground. Hold this for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 10 times a twice a day. Downward dog yoga stretch Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Repeat 10 times a twice a day. Wall calf stretch Stand about two feet away from a wall. Place the ball of your right foot against the wall while your heel remains on the ground. Slowly and gently lean into the wall while keeping your knee straight. Hold this for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Downward dog yoga stretch Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Hold this for the 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times twice a day.

Hi, He has smoking habit. What we do to stop him? Kindly advise.

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I don? t know who you are talking about. But this much is clear, whoever has the smoking habit has to want to stop the habit himself, first. Anybody else that wants to stop someone else? s habit, even if you use force, cannot succeed in the long run until the person himself wants to stop it. Now the person will want to stop the habit as soon as he has? hit rock bottom? when he is really ready to give it up and wants help and support. Initially he needs to meet with a counselor who will encourage him to give up the habit by pointing out the imminence of? hitting rock bottom, and some responsive candidates respond with a serious motivation. Once that has been achieved he can be taken for detoxification either to a hospital or to a rehabilitation center and he can then follow their schedule for complete cessation.

My son is 13yrs old, and he is not taking anythings seriously and even not interested in his studies all time joking and he feels all things are easy in life please help me how to make him understand.

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How is his performance in school? how is his behavior otherwise? at 13 your child is at a very fragile age and will need to be handled carefully. Make sure that you show keen interest in activities that he likes. If possible, participate in them. This will help you establish a rapport with him and he' s more likely to take you seriously if he sees that you' re trying to understand him.
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Sorry I have been having these thought in my mind Its like I imagine things for many hours ,i think mainly of myself beng someone I mam not, I think of everything in my life beng so perfect I imagine myself be very successful, rich,having a beautiful woman, I imagine about sex when alone, I imagine my self a superior being with a powerful brain that I can make people love me or care for me, that nothing can stop me, I create like another universe in my brain some being impossible to exist, in my world I can talk to girls with great charm and I have got friends. I waste many ours thinking while nothing in my life is moving forward, I have no friends I just sit watching movies, and I don go to parties like nomal teens, I don believe in my self. Because of thinking about sex I think I am addicted to masturbation. Something worries me alot is that I can now image my self with multiple identity and am loosing alot of weight. I need to speak to someone a female doctor with teen kids because my parents can not help me, they say its superstion.

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Sorry I have been having these thought in my mind
Its like I imagine things for many hours ,i think mainly of myself ...
It is worse than superstition: you are living in an imaginary world and one day if you continued in this manner you may not know to distinguish reality versus your fantasy world. Masturbation will give you a lot of solace and you will become easily addicted to it. You must meet with a counselor first and then a doctor depending on the severity of your condition. You do not need a counselor with teens: that itself is a fantasy. You have to get on to a tight schedule of activities and become more functional. At this age, you are probably still studying and a lot of work may be pending by your wastage of precious time. You must also exercise regularly, eat healthily, and take adequate rest. Meeting people and socializing well is an important part of your treatment. Do not delay because an early diagnosis and treatment will improve the​ prognosis.
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My brother trouble with problem depression which type of diet is good for him ?

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My brother trouble with problem depression which type of diet is good for him ?
Dear , the diet for depression is non oily food. Cereals, pulses, non-fat foods etc are also advised. Fruits and nuts are good. Drinking plenty of water and lemon juice helps. 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.
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