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Ms. Supriya Shankra

MMSP

Psychologist, Bangalore

34 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
Ms. Supriya Shankra MMSP Psychologist, Bangalore
34 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Ms. Supriya Shankra is a trusted Psychologist in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. She has been a successful Psychologist for the last 34 years. She is a qualified MMSP . You can consult Ms. Supriya Shankra at Supriya Shankra Clinic in Wilson Garden, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Ms. Supriya Shankra on Lybrate.com.

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MMSP - National Institute Of Mantal &Neuro Science - 1983
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What happens when a person frequently gets depressed thinking about something or other. What should be done to make them come out of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
What happens when a person frequently gets depressed thinking about something or other.
What should be done to make t...
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.
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From last few months I got addicted towards smoking and I am unable to stop it. Kindly help me to get rid of it.

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
Dear, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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Since few days I am remaining depressed. I have exams coming up within 3 days yet im unable to study. My mind gets distracted very easily des days. Pls help. Wat shud I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Since few days I am remaining depressed. I have exams coming up within 3 days yet im unable to study. My mind gets di...
You must meet with a counselor for your depression. 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.
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Is there are any health problem after quiting smoking or chewing tobacco without any medical treatment?

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Not at all. Most people who quit smoking or chewing tobacco do so by going cold turkey. That is, they stop everything suddenly. Medical help is only required for the withdrawal symptoms, if they are severe or unmanageable.
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My mother is facing severe tension. She gets emotional on very minor things. She is very sensitive especially about me and my wife. I am consulting a doctor at SAL hospital in Ahmedabad. I hope to get a second opinion. Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
My mother is facing severe tension. She gets emotional on very minor things. She is very sensitive especially about m...
siddharth there 2-3 reasons for such kind of emotional flucuation in nature-- 1] oversensitive from the very begining. 2] she is now 51 yrs of age. at this age due to menopausal syndrome person suffer from irritability,depression & even melancholia. 3] at time due to thyroid dysfunction it happens. treatment- she need counselling. investigation- Blood pressure check. random blood sugar ..thyroid function test.
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Hi Sir, Please help me how to concentrate on everything I see and how to stay calm and cool? Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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My problem is acidity, heart burn, belching, feels like wait in chest, burning inside stomach etc.. it started more than 3-4 years. i had undergone lots medication . but still i am not recovered from this problem. i had drinking & smoking habits. but i stopped this before 1 year. i have a problem of over anxiety also. please help me to recover from this proble. thank you

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Indore
Hurry worry and curry leads to problems like you.take ranitidine 150 mg twice in a day. frequent small bland food.helps. look in to your life style. the culprit will be there. identify it and remove it. reduce stress in life by going slow , cutting down and stress busting activity like yoga meditation , pranayam and 30 minutes light excersice. good luck
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I am suffering from Depression and Insomnia for the past 27 years and I am taking treatment with a Psychiatrist. I am taking powerful sedatives and Anti-Depressants, still I don't get deep sleep during night and am not fresh at all in the morning and I can't wake up early in the morning. So I can't go to a Job. There are so many side-effects are there. One such side-effect is Gastric trouble! I can't shit one time! Few hours after shitting again I feel like shitting! How to get rid of this Problem? Please suggest me Doctor!

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Akola
Hello dear friend, sorry to hear your plight. If you want to live a healthy & fulfilling life; then we need to first understand your current set of problems, how they started & evolved; what medications you are currently taking, whether at any point in your treatment you felt better with medications etc. So I would suggest that you write your problems in detail in your own words & also write about your current medications (or attach snapshots of your medical records) & get back to me so that we can formulate an EFFECTIVE plan of action. Good Luck
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I am in my sixtieth year and do not sometime remember peoples names and get stuck on names of things during my converstion before recall. Could you help to get back my original memory ?

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
Memory fades clinically only due to amnesia. Amnesia, for you to be tested with the help of a neurologist. Another reason for momentary memory loss or problem in semantic memory is due to anxiety and allied problems. You need to ascertain this through some memory tests. You can post a direct private question to me on this regard. I am happy to answer your query. God bless you.
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Dear sir, I am a student of chartered accountant and also a business man I'm in depression because of my studies could you please suggest me how could I focus?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Dear sir, I am a student of chartered accountant and also a business man I'm in depression because of my studies coul...
Depression due to studies seems less likely. You might be stressed out due to inabilities to cope up with your studies. Still if you have depressive symptoms that are disturbing. Please feel free to consult me for treatment.
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I am 24 year old. Mai jab morning so ker uthta hu to mere sir me vibrations hoti hai. Mera sir all time bhari bhari rehta hai or aisa lagta hai jaise maine daru p rkhi ho aise sir ghumta rehta hai al time. Mai kafi time girne se v bcha hu chkkr se. Or mai bohat sari batain v bhulne lg gya hu mujhe kuch v yad nahi rehta jeadatar.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 24 year old. Mai jab morning so ker uthta hu to mere sir me vibrations hoti hai. Mera sir all time bhari bhari r...
Hi, Thanks for writing in. Please get the following tests done first: hemogram and thyroid profile. At he face of it, it appears that it is NOT a very serious problem. It can be solved with some simple medicines. Please get the tests done and revert back. Take care!
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How long will the withdrawal symptom of alcohol and marijuana remain in our body?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
How long will the withdrawal symptom of alcohol and marijuana remain in our body?
Marijuana does not cause any physical withdrawal symptoms. An uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal may last upto 3-5 days, while a complicated withdrawal may even extend upto a week or more.
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Sir, I am engineering student, my problem is when I am studying for reading in afternoon mujhe nind lagne lagti hai. What solutions for this?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Mr Nandan....take Homoeopathic NUX VOM 30, 5 drops in a cup of water, thrice daily, in empty stomach
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I can't concentrate on my studies, when I remember anything I got several thoughts in my mind and I forgot the remembered lesson after some short gap. Plzz help and please advise how should I remember my lessons.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine----------------------- BRENUP (ALLEN) Drink 2 spoon twice daily----------------------------------- Just make up a routine and a balance between your studies and entertainment. Study time means only studies and nothing else in your mind. Most of the successful people reached great heights just due to their fixed schedule and not by becoming a book worm. So be focused and start a new era in your life as the easiest way to taste success in life is only through studies----------------So whenever you study, study with full concentration and don’t let other activities like Friends, girls, masturbation, Facebook, Whatsapp, Mobile etc engulf your mind as it is a problem of most of you in your age and you people give it the name lack of Concentration----
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But why I am in depression because of him.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
But why I am in depression because of him.
Dear , you could be depressed because of him just because you love him more or you hate him outrightly and he is disturbing you. In any case, the given details are not enough. Please post a private question with all the details and I am happy to help you. Take care.
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I am a 21 year old male and I have problem of over masturbating these days. I addicted to it during my holidays and even now I can not get out of it. Whenever I masturbate I do not satisfy with it and so go on for 2 more times and also I feel like I have to masturbate when I'm alone. I tried meditation and physical exercise from almost a week. But I do not see any result. Please solve my problem as i'm not able to concentrate on my career. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a 21 year old male and I have problem of over masturbating these days. I addicted to it during my holidays and e...
Yes, you are addictive to it and there is also the obsession and compulsive use. As you may be aware that masturbation is not really bad; it is the addiction to it that is bad. Not even the number of years is a problem but the frequency and compulsiveness to do it are to be considered for its ill-effects. At your age, you may feel it difficult and it can become addictive if you have alone time, if you obsess about it, and if you are not into relationships. The problem with addiction to this is that you may go on to prefer masturbation to heterosexual contact, even when you are married. That obviously would be an insult to your wife and will lead to a lot of conflict. Heterosexual contact is very wholesome and the physiology is made exactly for penile and vaginal contact. You will instead enjoy a poor replica of this and not know or care for the difference. The second thing that can happen with addiction is that it will become compulsive and will have no boundaries or limits, since it can be done all by yourself, whenever, wherever, and however too. The big problem a lot of children get into is the guilt around this. A useful way to discharge the energy is to get into contact games, or exercises, or even hobbies to channelize it. Also, you should not spend too much time alone, and you need to keep your mind occupied with other interesting things and a lot of socializing. Even if you are not interested in marriage, for whatever reasons, it will help you to get into a friendship with a girl and enjoy the relationship where there will be a lot of excitement when you fall in love. Right now your hormones may be very active and your physiological apparatus is primed and ready for sexual stimulation. But because of your age and even otherwise it is important to develop good control and not feed into your impulses. Keeping yourself occupied and living a healthy social life are the keys to manage your sexual drives.
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I am 22 male and my problem is that I am not able to concentrate.

DPM
Psychiatrist,
Try meditation/deep breathing exercise. Dividing your task into small activites may help. Get checked for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or mood disorder if things don't improve.
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