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Ms. Ms. Sowmya H S

Psychologist, Bangalore

Ms. Ms. Sowmya H S Psychologist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Ms. Ms. Sowmya H S is a popular Psychologist in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. You can visit her at Cresta Speciality Clinic in Indira Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Ms. Ms. Sowmya H S on Lybrate.com.

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For e.g. I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu can do meditaion and yoga, read books and listen to music for mind control. Or you need antidepressants.
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Hi, I am very upset without any reason in always Why? I don't know! Because of this also I am not feeling Hungary! I take 1-2 times lunch or dinner in 24Hours.

Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Yes, loss of appetite is a common symptom of depression as well as anxiety disorder. Please visit to a psychiatrist who will help you to come out of your feeling upset and loss of appetite as well.
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I always feel tired and want to sleep, always feel depressed not happy with present achievement no one acknowledge my work neither iam satisfied with my work, even though I keep myself busy, working as a teacher in well known school, at a good post, but morning itself want to run away from everything, but cannon think of leaving job and staying in home, I like to be bay with work.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You are certainly into a depression. You could be in an anger related and this emotion, if not expressed turns inward causing the depression. Anger is energy and when this turns against you, it stifles the natural energy to make you feel tired, dull, listless and lethargic. If someone irritates you even slightly, you can easily flare-up. Then the vicious circle is for you to feel guilty and get angrier with yourself: more the depression. You have to get along with people especially in a profession like teaching! You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of 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 scotching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. The bottom line is to deal with the anger. Do visit a counselor to help you and on that person’s recommendation you may visit a doctor too.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40

Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases.

31st May is ?World No Tobacco Day?
Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40.

However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.

Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 10% of all cardiac deaths.

Heart disease. Researchers have long suspected that the stressed-out, type A personality has a higher risk of high blood pressure and heart problems. .

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, -it is a fact that stress plays a vital role in bp & heart problems & a type a personality is at a higher risk of developing it -to avoid the same in future we have to take precaution in respect of our diet, exercise & stress management -avoid fried, processed, junk food, restrict salt, sugar, pickles, papad -do regular exercise like walking, jogging, cycling for 20-30 min per day, also do yoga, meditation, deep breathing for 5-10 min a day -read, listen to music, follow a hobby to reduce stress.
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Have tried a lot to quit smoking but can't quit. Please tell me the fastest way to avoid smoking and tell medication as well if possible. Thank You.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Best age to stop smoking is before 40 ,In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs/ weed, avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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Hi Is there any option or tables to remove some bad memory form mind. What should I do if I want to remove bad memory form my mind.?

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
We all have some bad memories- but we have to move on. This you can do first by forgiveness- forgive yourself or others for whatever may have gone wrong. Second, set yourself new goals in life. Plan to achieve those goals. Focusing in the future will help you get rid of the bad memories. Learn from your mistakes- take the learning and move ahead. Have faith in your abilities.
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I dnt knw wats going on with me. All time I feel like tense. What I look I never gets thts except tears. Dnt nw y.but all time I feels to cry a lot nd lot nd I do tht. I feels like to kill my self for nothing. Something wich is very strange. My brain starts fighting wit my heart without a reason. I can feel each an everything. I can not see others in trouble .i personally helps them. I works with a recognized company. But nothing successful. Sometimes I feels like tht I am the king of the world. Nd sometime being a small kid. Can not find the ri8 solution. Got done up wit thz life. Completely out. Day to day my confidence level is getting down to dowm. Feels angry a lot .i cries alone a lot. Feels alone completely got frustrated. Being a human I can not take yhz all any more. All time I feels like irritated. No sleeping time 4m past 2 years. No sleep. I losses a weight of around 20kilo in 4m past 6 months. Its all un confidential. Do not knw my expectations a very high. Please help me out.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be looking down the barrel of a serious problem and you must meet with a counselor and a doctor immediately. These appear like mood swings, vacillating between anger and sadness. It can be a crippling condition if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the prescription completely. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger and sadness may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation are good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding of this condition. Please do not delay and do not get alarmed either.
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I am having lots of desire for sex. When I look at a women's boobs I go mad. What should I do to control myself.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no need to be alarmed to this extent. Between the ages of 16 to 18 years, for a duration of almost exactly two years, all boys and girls will have a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, testosterone. For some people, this is delayed by a couple years and more too. Due to this hormone there are three identified effects, all because of this chemical: you will become sexually active; you will become aggressive and rebellious; and you will all suffer acne and pimple problems. You have no choice because this is a body clock mechanism that gets activated and over the two years that it prevails, it will gradually subside and return to normal. But during this time you could (driven by the hormones) do something inadvertent that there may be no turning the clock back. So you need to exercise control and channelize this energy through games and sports and hobbies. Also, you would have developed secondary sexual characteristics and they seek to be used and seek fulfillment. Again this is not a problem but the drive can be very bad for those who do not have sufficiently well developed value systems or a good conscience. These kids can lose control and become reckless. Most kids have a problem, like you do, around their sexual urges and may resort to acting out in the form of masturbation, pornography, and other sexual exploits. If you indulge in any of these you can get into a guilt trip or develop an addiction that may plague you for a long time. There is no threat to your mental well being. Your character will certainly be tested, and it will reflect your development in this regard. The best thing to do is to get a sex education from a counselor and ask all the questions you wish answered. Otherwise you will want to experiment or seek information from your peers who are not adequately qualified to really do justice to your queries.
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I love someone. That person also loves me or loved me. We were together for 7 yrs. Now i feel like he s changed. Words say something and feeling say something else. Doesn't give importance like before. Because of the behaviour i am hurt i get mood swings. I want to overcome this. But i don't know what i can do. I tried avoidin but i am not able to. Please help?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Do not avoid this situation. If you perceive this development, talk to him openly and find out as to what is happening with him. These seven years should have been spent in building the union. Since that is not what is happening, may be you have done everything that was meant for marriage and the relationship has become stale and not so exciting. Relationships must be worked on always and little interesting things must be introduced to spice it up. Staleness will creep in easily, and one or the other will get bored. If there is nothing more to explore in this relationship, then that could be the end and the signs are showing. You should not force a relationship to work ? there must be things in the relationship that excite each of you. Women are very intuitive but your interpretation may be all wrong. The disconnect between what is said and the feeling is a good pickup and must be discussed. Instead of speculating any more talk to him and find out the truth and then act accordingly. Remember, both of you must want this relationship, only then there is scope and hope.
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Dear Sir/ Madam, I am 28 years old preparing for civil services. I was the most confident guy before my breakup which happened in April 2014. She moved on with someone else and asked me to stay friends. I rejected the idea. I didnt contacted her after that. But I went through a strange emotional storm inside. I was unable to study, I was unable to do anything. The only thing on mind was her. I cried a lot during this period. It affected my grades. First time in last 3 yrs I was unable to crack the prelims ( the first stage of exam) because I had only one thing on my mind. There was period of confusion. My focus affected. Then in last September, I bumped into her and her new boyfriend. I acted cool. I shook hands with both. Chatted a bit and left. I was confident. But after I came home, the depressed feelings relapsed. I kept crying. Same period of confusion again engulfed. Days were dark, mainly spent in sleeping. I lost around 10 kg of weight. Unable to control emotions. Worst form of Anxiety, Panic attacks. Even went through post traumatic Stress disorder. But I didnt contact her. Somehow, pick myself up around November. But still not completely. But she sent me text which was supposed to be for her new boyfriend by mistake. It again caused Anxiety. But I somehow managed to control it. Now In March 2015. I am in control of myself and my emotions. Sometimes there is still nostalgia and some remaining feelings. It doesnt affect much now. I dont cry. But now I am not the same. Its difficult to focus back on studies, which I am trying to regain. Slowly, rebuilding my confidence, but I am not that confident as I was. This years exam is coming, I want to start studying just like the way I used to. I dont want the thoughts to put me down again. I want to live healthy - emotionally and physically. Yes gym and running helped me lot last year. What should I do and what should I avoid to keep my focus on studies and forget about past? Also I am afraid of going back into those state of dark days, So how should I avoid that? I have also became a procrastinator, which I never was. I have got myself back, but still feel something is still missing in life, sometimes feels lonely! I request you to help me to get out of it. To get over her completely.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
It's not easy to overcome a broken romantic relationship but it's not impossible also. You seem to have a strong fight back spirit and you can use it to your benefit every time life throws something unpalatable at you. It may not be possible to forget the past completely but how you look and remember it is in your hands. Remember the good and bad things about her and the relationship. Give yourself time to heal. Don't judge yourself because nobody is perfect. Regarding your exams, I do notice that you are a serious student with some dreams. If you are not able to achieve those dreams due to any reason for which you are the cause.Then you know who to hold responsible. If you want your dreams and aspirations to come true then you have to work towards it. Set yourself a bigger goal like 80% in exams. Split it into daily/ weekly/monthly achievable goals and start working daily. Remove or reduce any activity which will hinder your progress towards your goals. Add activities which will help you. Put up your goal ona piece of paper somewhere in your room where you can see it everyday and let it sink into your psyche. For this month let your sole aim be to crack the exams. Other problems can wait and be tackled later. Relaxing is important as studies. Do whtever helps you to relax. Eating on time, hydrating yourself, exercising, sleeping well will all help you to remain focussed and full concentration on your work. Remember that Arjun had only the fish's eye in his vision. He had cut off everything else in that moment. Regarding those dark days and feeling.The more you reject them, they will follow you around. Just accept them and don't fight them. They will vanish like magic. Inner Child Meditations will help you address this issue and soothe and calm the mind. All the best.
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About an year ago, I accidentally took some weed and got scared like being in hell. Afterward I got normal. But since then I fear about getting crazy. Sometimes I get terrified especially in night like if I am gone be crazy. It happens once in a month especially wen I get depressed for my carrier or something. I feel kind of illusion. I am excellent in studies but this year I lack interest in it. Pls help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Dear user Cannabis (Weed) intake is known to have such reactions. This usually normalizes after a few hours. However, regular cannabis use can lead to many psychological problems. I would advise that you should not consume cannabis. If your symptoms persist, you should seek detailed consultation with a psychiatrist. Regards.
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Why Counselling before Marriage is Important

Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Why Counselling before Marriage is Important

We as individuals are unique and blessed with independent thoughts and intellect, which help us in making decisions in life. One of the biggest decisions in life that we have to make is choosing a life partner. We may have to go through several proposals and meet lots of people before we are able to make this crucial choice and select an ideal partner to spend the rest of your life with. Many times, such decisions are made sooner and at sometimes we may have to seek the opinion of our friends, relatives and well-wishers to be able to find the perfect match.

In all cases, what really matters is that the relationship that we have build has to be strong enough to last a lifetime and that if there is any problem between the couple, they should be able to resolve it amicably, with understanding and maturity. In order to forge relationships that can last, the beginning of the association has to be crucial. There are a number of ways in which you can ensure that the beginning is smooth and that the rest of your lives are also spent in happiness.

The importance of counselling
In the modern times, when couples expect a lot more than couples of the olden times, it becomes extremely important to make sure that the couplevisits a marriage counsellor in time and is given an opportunity to get to know each other in a better manner. Here are a few ways in which counselling may be a boon for newly acquainted couples who are to get married.

  1. The counselling may help them realise their similarities and also understand what their strong points as a couple
  2. The session of understanding each other may also aid in knowing what they expect from each other in the long term rather than finding out the difficult way.
  3. It may also help in understanding the importance of amicable family relationships and how close and extended families help in the making of long and strong relationships.
  4. The pre-marriage counselling provided to couples also ensures that they are able to get a healthy and transparent forum to be able to know each other and understand what they can expect from life if they are together.

Getting the right kind of help
Although parents and elders usually advise the couple before they get married, it is important to make sure that formal counselling is also received from an expert in the field of psychology. When you choose to go to a worthy and trusted expert, you are able to ensure that the best methods of opening up to each other are used and that the session remains fruitful for the couple as well as their families in the long term.

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I have problem related to bad habits. How do I decrease smoking and chewing of tobacco? I try very hard to leave these habits, but I cant. I cant sleep early at night.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Congratulations that you want to quit smoking and chewing tobacco. Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lungs with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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, for a little while. You may 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 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Doctor, I am a smoker I want to know amount of tar in my lungs, I am smoking from last 4 years daily 3 cigarettes. Now a days m feeling weak. I want to know what test are recommended. Is chest xray enough for it?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Chest x ray will just show the superficial extent of damage. For knowing the functional capacity of your lungs, get a pulmonary function test done, it a test done wherein you will be asked to blow inside a machine in various ways, so that your lung capacity can be plotted. Stop smoking immediately, all the best. For lung damage consult a pulmonologist, for smoking cessation if you are not able to do on your own, consult a psychiatrist.
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BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Think Positive. Be +ve.
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My lover rejected my proposal I went in to lack of concentration I was very much disturbed and full of tensions in my daily work hw to get out of this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Dindigul
Dear lybrate-user, life has many ups and downs as you know. If any thing left u. Its understd sumthing better will come to u---this is not only spiritual sayings but also practically seen nw a days. Your own family is waiting for u. The world needs a lot from u. Kindly erase the past exp. And refresh urself. Divert your work. Think of your parents first. I m sure def. You will get a good job and a pair to lead your life smooth. If still you didn't convinced better get an appointment with a psychiatrist for counselling. All the best for your future. Thank you.
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I was having relationship with a married man for about 2 years and he broke up . I am trying to get out of it but not able to. Kindly help

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You were in relationship with a married man, well, to get out the memories is difficult for sometime. Think logically and priorities now what you should be doing that rely on repetitive thoughts of your loss. Only thing is you have to accept you lost. Leave him alone, forget about this relationship. Cut away obsession. Try to rectify with your surrender to a universality and be peaceful.
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I have been taking medications for depression and anxiety for past 6 years. I am lot better and does not go to any extremes now. But always worried, anxious. Hypervigilance, over thinking and no night sleep. (sleeping only at day time) what can I do to get optimal mental health for normal functioning.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
If you have not tried counselling yet, please seek help from a counsellor. The counsellor will help you in understanding the source of your depression and anxiety. The conssellor can help you to modify your thought processes and behaviour with the help of different therapies. All the best.
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