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Ms. Mala Murlidhar

Psychologist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Ms. Mala Murlidhar Psychologist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Ms. Mala Murlidhar is a trusted Psychologist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Dr Malathi Manipal Hospitals in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Ms. Mala Murlidhar on Lybrate.com.

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How do I quite smoke?

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Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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I'm 30 years old I have an anxiety problem. I feel my hearts sometimes beats very fast and sometimes very slow.

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I'm 30 years old I have an anxiety problem. I feel my hearts sometimes beats very fast and sometimes very slow.
Hi, Have you been diagnosed with anxiety? When you're feeling anxious or stressed, these strategies will help you cope: Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head. Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand. Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks. Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest. Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Check out the fitness tips below. Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly. Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary. Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn't possible, be proud of however close you get. Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think? Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way. Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Get involved. Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress. Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write in a journal when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern. Talk to someone. Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help you. Talk to a physician or therapist for professional help. For the biggest benefits of exercise, try to include at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e. G. Brisk walking) each week, 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity (such as jogging or swimming laps), or a combination of the two. 5 X 30: Jog, walk, bike, or dance three to five times a week for 30 minutes. Set small daily goals and aim for daily consistency rather than perfect workouts. It's better to walk every day for 15-20 minutes than to wait until the weekend for a three-hour fitness marathon. Lots of scientific data suggests that frequency is most important. Find forms of exercise that are fun or enjoyable. Extroverted people often like classes and group activities. People who are more introverted often prefer solo pursuits. Distract yourself with an iPod or other portable media player to download audiobooks, podcasts, or music. Many people find it’s more fun to exercise while listening to something they enjoy. Recruit an “exercise buddy.” It's often easier to stick to your exercise routine when you have to stay committed to a friend, partner, or colleague. Be patient when you start a new exercise program. Most sedentary people require about four to eight weeks to feel coordinated and sufficiently in shape so that exercise feels easier.
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I am facing memory loss always. It's affecting my studies a lot. Want a solution for the same.

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7 Lifestyle-Based Ways to Improve Your Memory Eat Right. The foods you eat – and don't eat – play a crucial role in your memory.. Exercise.. Stop Multitasking.. Get a Good Night's Sleep.. Play Brain Games.. Master a New Skill.. Try Mnemonic Devices. Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning 2. Find a way to leverage your memory 3’ create a mental memory tree 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories.
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I am 32 years male, I have some psychological problem, if I see another male person (he is look very healthy and big one) I need to friendship with him and to join with him for sexual process. Now I am very much tensioned about my mind. Please give a solution to change my mind.

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I am 32 years male, I have some psychological problem, if I see another male person (he is look very healthy and big ...
Sexual orientation cannot be change and as this is not a disorder, so do not worry about its treatment. But it is commonly associated with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, self harm and isolation because of social complication as you must have been facing. As it is not a disorder according to medical science, no treatment available to change orientation. So stop accepting it as an illness and accept yourself as you are naturally. Also be aware of sexually transmitted disease and AIDS as it is very common with homosexuality because of unprotected relations. Final message to you: Do not worry about god given orientation, work on acceptance of your natural sexual orientation and counseling from psychologist in much distress.
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Codeine syrup addicted taking 200 my on daily basis from last 4 years please suggest what to do to leave.

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Codeine syrup addicted taking 200 my on daily basis from last 4 years please suggest what to do to leave.
Hello, Thanks for your query. I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress. Codeine is an opioid compound which causes feeling of wellbeing and it is responsible for corex addiction. Opioid are highly addictive substance. It lead to psychological and physical dependence on it. Sudden stoppage of codeine lead to severe withdrawal like anxiety, lack of sleep, diarrhea and body ache etc. Which make it impossible to leave corex without help. Apart from that patient motivation is also needed to quit it. To quit codeine help of psychiatrist is needed as deaddiction is a complex and specialised work. For de addiction from corex following steps are followed: -Consent of the patient: So motivate him for treatment. -Motivational interviewing: by the psychiatrist. -Stoppage of codeine with prevention of discomfort or withdrawal by safe and long acting opioid compounds. Slowly tapering and stoppage of opioid compound over a period of few days. -Relapse prevention counseling. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.
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I am in drugs drug addict ,chain smoker,heavy drinker I need to leave all this.Please suggest

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Alcohol and drugs are very addicting and withdrawal from these have very serious consequences. Due to strong craving and serious withdrawal effects, it is always advised to quit these substance under supervision of a doctor. You should take professional services of a psychiatrist/de-addiction center. I have treated many patients like this and they are spending drug free and alcohol free life now without any difficulty. You may also have the same life.

I am 40 years old I have an problem of sugar and its 400 I am very fear about it and I get sugar if eat food it's 400 and before eating food 200 so please give mee any suggestion and I am injecting saline and tablets please give me tips.

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I am 40 years old I have an problem of sugar and its 400 I am very fear about it and I get sugar if eat food it's 400...
Lybrate-user, the levels mentioned are too high, shows totally uncontrolled diabetes. If you are on treatment, it is clear the current treatment is not helpful or grossly inadequate. Needs immediate improvement. Plus I see that you are having a bmi of 34.09 kgs/m2, showing grade 1 obesity. This also contributes to increased blood sugar. So there needs to be - efforts to reduce weight, additional treatment and proper diet control and exercise. With this multi pronged approach we will be able to bring situation under control. Thanks for the question.
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I' m 20 years old boy. I had a relationship with a girl. It' s been around 2 years. Till last 6 month I cant feel anything for her. I dont know what happened to me. Even I cant feel anything like emotion. Could you please help me out?

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Dear , if you do not love your girl friend, just leave her as her boy friend and be a good friend to her. Why do you want to worry about' you don' t feel anything about her? take care.
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How can I reduce smoking? Please advise.

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Quitting smoking is more than strong will power or morality. Start quitting gradually. Reduce frequency and gradually a can quit. Avoid situations which leads you to smoke. In case you are trying it for long. Meet some psychologist who can work with you on this.
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I am suffering from anxiety disorder/panic attack, and it is 8 months now I am taking medicines, I just wanted to know is there any permanent cure for anxiety/panic attack?

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I am suffering from anxiety disorder/panic attack, and it is 8 months now I am taking medicines, I just wanted to kno...
Along with your medication, you will need to develop an ability to manage stress without feeling too anxious or panic. Thus you can learn through counselling where you will find new ways of thinking which will leave you feeling more confident and in control of yourself and your situation. Thinking positively and realistically is very important. If you don't know any skill for eg. You work in an english speaking organisation and you are not fluent in the language then learning to speak and write in english will help you feel powerful, in control and confident. Exercise everyday for 45 min to increase your confidence levels. Natural neurotransmitters are released which make people happy and confident about themselves. Avoid junk food and have healthy well balanced meals which are good for body and mind. Include lean protiens, eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables and walnuts in your daily diet. Take care.
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Can I smoke everyday?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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Dear definitely no. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Take care.

Sir I want to ask that should a person who is suffering from depression take the medicines for their entire life?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
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Sir I want to ask that should a person who is suffering from depression take the medicines for their entire life?
Hello lybrate-user, feelings of depression are temporary. Once when your life circumstances will improve your feelings of depression will subside.

Hi Dr.I'm failure in love .she left me alone her memories always killing me please help me Dr. I don't know how to share my pain .how to live without her .still she is very happy BUT am very very sad .every sec she cmng to my mind .plz Dr. give some tips help me.

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Hi Dr.I'm failure in love .she left me alone her memories always killing me please help me Dr. I don't know how to sh...
Please meet to me once I am in vijayawada. I will suggest some of methods to come out of this status. You need behaviour therapy and strong psychological sessions minimum ten sessions required one session take two hours. You need to come ten times to my place. Weekly once it is enough better to consult and take personal counselling I will help to you to overcome from this status. Ok best wishes.
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Sir how to overcome with my mind negativity whenever start a work i start thinking that its impossible.

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This can be managed with behavioral therapy. Kindly consult the concerned. Very rare chances to advise you any medication for this problem.
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I have smoked for 8 months, 5 cig par day. And stopped it. It's been 4 weeks I am doing running 5 km everyday Light weight gym And cycling 3 km Morning and evening Can anyone tell me What health problems or life threatening diseases I can fall pray to! M worried and getting depressed! Please suggest me the nullifying techniques of smoking damages also.

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I have smoked for 8 months, 5 cig par day. And stopped it. It's been 4 weeks I am doing running 5 km everyday Light w...
Dear lybrate-user, I am very happy to hear that you have quit smoking. It couldn't have been easy, I am very proud of you for having done that. You are on the right path to gaining back your health. Running, gym and cycling are all good. I would advise also taking care of your nutrition, involve fruits, green leafy vegetable and dairy products in your meals. Do not inhale even second-hand smoke as it leads to adverse health effects as well. Else you are doing all good. Keep up with the efforts and you should be healthy and fit. Regards,
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Hello I am 23 year old male. Recently I joined martial arts class for fitness. After workout I feel very tired and drained. Also my stamina is bad. Suggest me a good diet and how to increase my stamina. I smoke sometimes.

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 Ankur, you should not quit. You should try and try. More and more workouts improves your stamina over a period time. At the same time you should eat good nutritious diet also. Two glasses of milk, three or four eggs, fruits, vegetables should be included in your daily diet. Talk to your trainer. Take care.
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I have a problem now a days I am very stressful now a days what shall I do sir or madam.

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I have a problem now a days I am very stressful now a days what shall I do sir or madam.
STRESS CONTROL There are many ways to tame your stress and keep it at bay. Here are 20 tips to tame your stress today, and keep the stress monsters at bay. 1. Perform diaphragmatic or deep breathing exercises. 2. Lie face down on the floor and begin breathing deeply and slowly, with your hands resting under your face. Do this for five minutes. 3. Sit in a reclining chair. Put a hand on your abdomen and a hand on your chest. As you breathe, make sure the hand on your abdomen is moving up and down rather than one on your chest. If the hand on your abdomen is moving you are breathing deeply and slowly. 4. Try progressive muscle relaxation or “deep muscle” relaxation. Progressively tense and relax each muscle group in your body. Learn the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. 5. Meditate. Use visualization or imagery to help you learn to be one with your thoughts. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, imagining the sights, sounds and smells of your favorite place, such as a beach or mountain retreat. 6. Exercise regularly or take up yoga. 7. Consult a psychologist about the use of biofeedback 8. Make time for music, art or other hobbies that help relax and distract you. 9. Learn to identify and monitor stressors. Come up with an organized plan for handling stressful situations. Be careful not to overgeneralize negative reactions to things. 10. Make a list of the important things you need to handle each day. Try to follow the list so you feel organized and on top of things. Put together a coping plan step by step so you have a sense of mastery. 11. Keep an eye on things that might suggest you’re not coping well. For example, are you smoking or drinking more, or sleeping less? 12. Keep a list of the large and little hassles in your day versus the major stressful events in your life. This helps you focus on the fact that you’re keeping track of and managing those as well as you can. 13. Set aside a time every day to work on relaxation. 14. Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, junk food, binge eating and other drugs as your primary means for coping with stress. While they can be helpful once in awhile, using them as your only or usual method will result in longer-term problems, such as weight problems or alcoholism. 15. Learn to just say, “No” occasionally. It won’t hurt other people’s feelings as much as you think and is simply a method to be more assertive in your own life, to better help you meet your own needs. 16. Get the right amount of sleep. For most people, this is seven to nine hours a night. 17. Cultivate a sense of humor; laugh. 18. Research has shown that having a close, confiding relationship protects you from many stresses. 19. Don’t run from your problems! This only makes them worse. 20. Talk to your family and friends. See if they can help. If these tips don’t help, or you’ve tried a lot of them with little luck in better taming the stress in your life, it may be time to consider taking it up a notch. A mental health professional — such as a psychologist — can help teach you more effective methods for handling stress in a healthy way in your life. Such psychotherapy is short-term and time-limited, with a focus on helping you better deal with stress.

My learning is very weak. What I should do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
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Dear , memory and mind power consists of understanding, storing 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. Post a private question to me and I shall provide you more tips. Take care.

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