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Ms. Mrs. Kusuma Harish

MSc Psychology, PGD in Learning Disability

Psychologist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Ms. Mrs. Kusuma Harish MSc Psychology, PGD in Learning Disability Psychologist, Bangalore
18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Ms. Mrs. Kusuma Harish is a trusted Psychologist in JP Nagar, Bangalore. She has been a successful Psychologist for the last 18 years. She has done MSc Psychology, PGD in Learning Disability. You can consult Ms. Mrs. Kusuma Harish at Rainbow Clinic& Diagnostic Laboratory in JP Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Ms. Mrs. Kusuma Harish on Lybrate.com.

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MSc Psychology - Bangalore University, - 1998
PGD in Learning Disability - The Spastics Society of Karnataka, - 2008
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English
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Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

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My brother is 19 years old he is suffering from paranoia, he always scared and say that they will kill me and always want to stay with mom and dad and family all the time also lack of sleep.

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My brother is 19 years old he is suffering from paranoia, he always scared and say that they will kill me and always ...
This involves long term treatment and he must also get counseling from a professional. He can be taught about handling his feelings particularly fear, and to distinguish reality from fiction. This may take a lot of time but the slow process is better to develop trust. He should be taken for regular exercise, and put on a tight program of interesting activities and productive functions. The more one can get him out of his disturbed mind by distracting things to do the result will be very useful. The consistent use of the medication will gradually subdue him from any violent outbursts and make him more amenable to therapy. Even if that does not get the desired outcomes then consult with the doctor to treat him with a course of ECTs or electroconvulsive therapy. The ECTs are a last resort and is decided by the doctor only. If you let him be idle or let him decide what he is willing to do, he will rule you all completely and will not be functional. So at any cost do not let him choose and you may have to force him to comply with the therapeutic needs. If all of this fails, then you may have to look at institutionalizing him, which is a tough call but may become absolutely necessary.

My daughter age 31, suffering from mood disorder/schizophrenia. She takes 'pine-100 & oxilap 600. Is there any better medicine for her ?

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She needs to take both antipsychotic and a mood stabilizer which is compatible to her over a period of time. I prefer Lithium and Risperidone in this case.

I do not have constant mind which is always oscillated and also I have fear, nerves and lot of negative thoughts. Due to this problem I quit my job. So that please give the better solution to overcome this problem.

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I do not have constant mind which is always oscillated and also I have fear, nerves and lot of negative thoughts. Due...
This must be pretty severe for you to quit your job!!! You must seek the help of a counselor especially to get some education about emotions particularly fear. You may be suffering from poor self-confidence and poor self-image. There is abnormal fear and it could do with some contribution from your upbringing. Perhaps you experienced strict parenting, or you were intimidated by dire consequences for failure; perhaps you were brought up believing that you were not as good as others; perhaps you were forced to show undue regard for elders and felt inferior around them, etc. In the meantime, you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Anyway what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well-being​ for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. You need to attend personality development courses, personal grooming courses, conversational skills courses, and definitely a good education will empower you to boost self-confidence and by default self-image. Learn never to compare yourself with others: you are unique and there is only one of your kind, ever. If you let that sink in and appreciate who you are truly, you will go places.

I am engineering student. I haven't concentrate on my study. Feeling guilty and very depressed. But I don't have bad habits. So why m feeling depressed n stressful. Help me my exam is neer.

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I am engineering student. I haven't concentrate on my study. Feeling guilty and very depressed. But I don't have bad ...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: 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. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: 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, 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. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling.

Hai sir. How to stop my smoking habit. I tried lot of time. But I can't pls help me.

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Hi. First, make up your mind and strong will to quit the habit of smoking, because only then you can get rid off that! Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for a month. After a month, report back to me.

My friend aged 20 could not concentrate on studies. As he is attracted towards sexual content. What must he do to control those sexual feelings?

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 , your friend must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your friend's problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your friends problem

Hi Dr. I am 25. I have a very bad habit of forgetting things at time Due to this I have a very bad effect at work. What is this thing due to please help.

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Hi lybrate-user, you mus b overburden with work or your emotions, you should first relax your mind and start doing some breathing excercise and yoga too. As this will create long term issues.

My friend's brother age is approximately 25 his IQ level is very low his knowledge and act as kid. His educational knowledge also poor he didn't know any sexual feelings also my friend and his parents also worried about him. Please suggest me what he do?

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There is no medication to increase his i. Q. Only training can help him. You can take help from special education teachers.

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What is stress?

Stress is a fact of nature in which forces from the inside or outside world affect the individual. The individual responds to stress in ways that affect the individual, as well as their environment. Due to the overabundance of stress in our modern lives, we usually think of stress as a negative experience, but from a biological point of view, stress can be a neutral, negative, or positive experience.

In general, stress is related to both external and internal factors. External factors include the physical environment, including your job, your relationships with others, your home, and all the situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations you're confronted with on a daily basis. Internal factors determine your body's ability to respond to, and deal with, the external stress-inducing factors. Internal factors which influence your ability to handle stress include your nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, emotional well-being, and the amount of sleep and rest you get.

Stress has driven evolutionary change (the development and natural selection of species over time). Thus, the species that adapted best to the causes of stress (stressors) have survived and evolved into the plant and animal kingdoms we now observe.

Almost all areas of the body that are affected by stress.

I am a 18 years 5'11 skinny boy. I am too much concerned about my weight gain. Since I am a student so I can't even buy weight gainers. So I would like to get an indian diet plan for weight gain. Due to low weight I am always low on confidence and always remains tensed. Plzz help it would be a great favour.

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I am a 18 years 5'11 skinny boy. I am too much concerned about my weight gain. Since I am a student so I can't even b...
Hello, Homoeopathic medicines are less invasive and have more herbal approach towards gaining the weight. There are a number of homoeopathic medicines, which treat the root cause behind the body’s inability to gain weight or bulk up. 1. Take alfalfa tonic (wsi), 2 – 2 tsp. Thrice a day, half an hour before meals. 2. Calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, once in aweek, morning empty stomach for 2 weeks. 3. Take eggs, milk, butter, bananas, potatoes, mangoes, figs, oats, soyabean and dry fruits. 4. Do light exercises regularly to keep your body active. These homoeopathic medicines and dietary addition will increase your appetite and give your metabolism a healthy boost.

My BP recently for average one week was in the range of 145/94 then to 138/90. I have not taken any medicine as I felt it was anxiety induced. Shall I take anti anxiety drug or any other medicine or exercise you suggest.

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My BP recently for average one week was in the range of 145/94 then to 138/90. I have not taken any medicine as I fel...
Yes, one possibility is anxiety. You can manage anxiety and stress by several relaxation techniques. Exercise is also a form of mental relaxation. Anti anxiety drugs may be taken for short period if above measures do not work.

How can you avoid stress

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Take good care of yourself. Get plenty of rest. Eat well. Don't smoke. Limit how much alcohol you drink.
Try out new ways of thinking. When you find yourself starting to worry, try to stop the thoughts. Or write down your worries and work on letting go of things you cannot change. Learn to say" no"
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I am 31 years old. Feeling very stress in my regular life. Forgetting the things very frequently. And due to that I am getting angry very suddenly.Please do help

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, stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the? fight-or-flight? response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body. A little bit of stress, known as? acute stress? can be exciting? it keeps us active and alert. But long-term, or? chronic stress? can have detrimental effects on health. You may not be able to control the stressors in your world, but you can alter your reaction to them. I need to know, what are the causes with which you are stressed? once you know the reason, you will be able to adjust with it with some tips and tricks. Please let me know the details. Take care.

I have an attention and anxiety issue for as long as I can remember? are there any tests that can be done to check for adhd and other issues?

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Please relaxed and de-stress there must be life and parenting issues. Can you elaborate a bit more of your trouble so that right treatment can be suggest.

I lost my love, so I'm now fully depressed, I cant sleep, what I can do know.?

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Dear , falling love is always like that. You are already 24. This is beyond crunch or more than infatuation. Please, go ahead and tell her, propose. Get her willingness, and thereby your current depression will be eased. Take care.

My husband is a chain smoker and he cannot control himself at all. What can I do about it? And he is also reluctant about going to rehab because of his busy schedule so what is the solution?

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, 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. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advise. Take care.

Im a singer! Pls tell about tips and exercise for our vocal chord! What is the good way for better voice quality sound?

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Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.

I lost my best friend last year in a tragic accident. From then I feel very depressed. Please help.

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I lost my best friend last year in a tragic accident. From then I feel very depressed. Please help.
Dear fhk. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.

I can't concentrate on my studies And my learning ability is slow Music always comes in my mind when I try to focus on studies even in class I can't focus on what my professors are teaching please help me to increase my concentration level and my learning ability Thank you.

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Hello, take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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