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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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How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How many acupuncture treatments does it take to relieve stress? Is this something that needs continual treatment?
Effectiveness of acupuncture is not certain. I can give you some tips for stress control follow these 10 simple tips to help manage and reduce your stress levels. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Indulge in physical activity. Get more sleep. Try relaxation techniques. Talk to someone. Keep a stress diary. Take control. Manage your time.
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I am 33 years old Male. Several times I feel fear, nervousness, anxiety and symptoms of heart attack like high heart beat, sweating, pain and it happens any time of the day. What is this issue ?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am 33 years old Male. Several times I feel fear, nervousness, anxiety and symptoms of heart attack like high heart ...
You are suffering from anxiety disorder with panic attacks. It is due to changes in serotonergic pathways in the mind. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment.
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I have to depressed so much. When I sleep in night but I have no relief in my mind. I wake up so many times in a night.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I have to depressed so much. When I sleep in night but I have no relief in my mind. I wake up so many times in a night.
You need to see a doctor preferably a psychiatrist urgently. Depression can be cured by just counselling. In the meantime, share your feelings with some one close to you. Join a friends group, laugh, dance, sing, play sports, exercise, take a break, refresh yourself.
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Soon I shall be 75 years old. But still unable to forget and forgive the happenings of my younger years. This brings in depression. Is there a way of getting rid of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Soon I shall be 75 years old. But still unable to forget and forgive the happenings of my younger years. This brings ...
You must forgive for your own sake. The poison that is meant for the other is going to eat you up like a consumptive disease. Forgetting is trying to remove a memory which is, near impossible. However, if you express the emotions behind the memory it is possible to make the memory less powerful and therefore less harmful. You can also deal with that past in what is called Gestalt therapy and remove the pain of the past. Meet with a counselor and get the necessary help to enable this. 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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I lose somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I lose somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Dear lybrate user homoeopathic medicines will help you a lot, also try to indulge in some activities, talk with your close friends about your feelings, drink plenty of water, go for exercise, since it helps us to fight from stress.
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I doctor my story is pretty long. I think I may have anxiety and panic attacks. I would be in a situation where I would be asked questions in a meeting in office and I would forget what I have to say. My symptoms include: -cold hands and feet -tight stomach -dry mouth -clenched jaws -unable to understand what other person is saying and unable to relate to it -shakiness -weak resistance to cold -talking fast and often rushing through things -loss of short term memory -blurry vision -confusion -breathlessness -suspicion -Even after bowel movement I would not feel fresh and would often feel I can still go again but when I go nothing comes out -and when I am not in a stressful situation all these symptoms would diminish it would be there but not as exaggerated. Please tell.

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
I doctor my story is pretty long. I think I may have anxiety and panic attacks. I would be in a situation where I wou...
Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Seems to be generalized anxiety disorder. General anxiety disorder treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, life style changes, relaxation therapy and meditation. Once you learn how to manage your anxiety yourself with the help of the above treatment methods, you will be cured and you can stop the medicines if any. The process could take some time according to the depth of the problem and the circumstances at which the patient lives. Take care.
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Technology - Is It a Boon or Bane For Your Love Life?

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Technology - Is It a Boon or Bane For Your Love Life?

Technology may be a boon for your love life as due to technology a number of means of communication have evolved, which keep you connected with your loved one in the form of devices, software and applications. However, in spite of its benefits, they are plenty of things that come with technology, which can completeely ruin your love life. Here are some signs that technology may be creating trouble in your paradise:

  1. You may waste your time checking photos of ex-girlfriends and love interests. You may check out a picture of an ex on her Facebook profile and wonder about a new guy present in the picture. The same may happen with a present lover. These activities create unnecessary complications in your mind which may harm your relationship with your partner.
  2. You end up spending more time with your smartphone than with your partner. This may affect your relationship, as you are too engrossed with checking social media websites and posting updates instead of paying attention to your partner, who is right by your side.
  3. Sexting is a common trend in today's world where the exchanging of nude photos between a couple takes place via messengers and chatting platforms. This can be worrisome as you may always be concerned about your pictures getting leaked or exposed.
  4. You may become technologically clingy. Your partner may have texted you, and you have not been able to reply in spite of reading the text. Modern technology enables a person to see when you have read their message and when there is no response, the speculations creep in. These situation lead to host of other problems.
  5. It is easy to lie about something online or via texting than saying it face to face. Technology allows you to lie and make untrue statements, which are not true in real life. This creates dishonesty within a relationship.
  6. With technology, you have too many options at hand and this makes situations difficult. In case you want to go for a dinner with your partner, you might spend hours searching for a good restaurant by going through the ratings online.
  7. You may spend a lot of time deciphering text messages. Modern day texting is full of abbreviations, short forms and emoticons. Some of these may make you over think stuff, and you may try to decipher meanings from normal texts, which actually have no twisted meaning.
  8. With so many forms of social media, you may be confused about what to use at which stage or phase. You may think whether you should text first, should you add an interest on Facebook and should you comment on a picture. All this creates confusion and honestly there is no real conversation between you and your partner.

There is no doubt that modern technology has taken the level of communication to a new level. Technology plays significant role in keeping in touch with your friends and loved ones sitting thousands of miles away by bringing them close. But it is high time that you realize that technology is something that has driving you away from your loved one. Make an attempt to have some personal conversations without your phones, laptops and tablets. Watch a movie, go on long drives or late night walks and reignite the love and passion in your relationships. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
This happens but come up, you have to live and face the life challenges. Concentrate on your lively hood work or business, do yoga, read some stotra and chant some liking mantra. Sufficient sleep, good food and rest is required, herbal preparations will be helpful.
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I 'm student pursuing CS in June I have an attempt. The issue is my concentration skill which is depleting day by day because of a guy belongs to DELHI he showed interest, initially but due to my habitats he back off. I don't know there are many whom do I talk with hangout with but he has stood in. Mind please suggest me to transfer my concentration on studies.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Thanks for the query. Since when do have these concentration difficulties in studies? Starting from simple to more complex issues; we usually are able to concentrate better when whatever we are reading/doing is interesting for us & NOT MERELY DRAB WORK! Hence, you can try to make studies interesting by devising punmonics, trying to figure out practical applications of whatever you are studying with help of teachers & elders around. Secondly, try & choose subjects/courses which you are really interested in studying & just do not study for the heck of getting a degree/academic qualification. Lastly, studies have time & again proven that average concentration span of human mind is around 30 minutes. Hence, if you are able to study for 30 minutes; you are actually doing good! You can devise a 30 minutes study-10 minutes break (strictly 10 minutes!) schedule to improve your concentration. Good Luck.
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Hi I am 18 years old. I am getting lot of depression nowadays due to my failure in professional foundation course after my 3 attempts. I can't concentrate in classes. My mind gets distracted. I am having head ache some times due to this. Some times I even got jealous by seeing my friends who have successful life. Can you suggest some remedies to over come this situation.

M.A-Philosophy, Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, B.A.M.S
Psychologist,
Hi I am 18 years old. I am getting lot of depression nowadays due to my failure in professional foundation course aft...
Do your swot analysis, find your type of intelligence everyone has different combination of intelligence if you can find your own you can succeed using it I can help you to find it.
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I'm 17 years old and I sleep alot and because of this I'm not able to focus on my studies My grades are going down day after day (studying medical) please help me out (really tensed)

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I'm 17 years old and I sleep alot and because of this I'm not able to focus on my studies My grades are going down da...
Besides other factors, you may be going through a spurt in your growth hormone and this will cause unusual physical growth which will take away all the energy and make you feel depleted and sleepy. It will not last too long and after that function is over the hormone will settle to a normal level and leave you more energised. Now for your memory enhancement: I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. 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, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, 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 is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is 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 too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week
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Tips to Combat Depression

PG - Psychiatry, Fellowship of College of General Practice (FCGP), MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Tips to Combat Depression

For human beings, the body is considered the temple, one that they strive to keep fit and in shape. In fact, the plethora of ailments, which people complain of suffering from, almost always deal with their physical health. In this over engagement to restore the physical health, the well being of the mental health is never considered. However truth remains that the health of the mind is equally if not more important and must be given its share of priority. With the growing age and times, depression has emerged as a gnawing problem, one that is plaguing individuals indiscriminately and one that must be eradicated as soon as possible. 

Some of the ways to combat this fatal ailment are: 

  1. Exercises: Everyday a bit of exercise not only keeps the body fit and healthy, but also goes a long way in easing and calming the mind. You need not indulge in strenuous exercises, but must make it a conscientious habit to work out a bit daily.
  2. Talk to people: Though depression makes one inexorably quiet and silent, the first thing that is prescribed as a remedial measure is talk to people. Engaging in conversations with people, telling them what exactly is troubling you are proven ways to combat depression.
  3. Meditate: There is no better way to treat mental ailment than meditating.  When you suffer from depression, your body undergoes severe conflict. Meditating not only calms the mind, but also soothes away the worries.
  4. Develop a support system: Depression is almost always followed by an unfathomable sense of loneliness. Talking to others does help, but at the same time try to develop a support system. Find an individual, be it parents, relatives or friends and confide in him or her. Not sharing what you are going through is never a solution and only exacerbates the fatality of the situation.
  5. Change the daily routine: Monotony is never exciting and it is only time, before the humdrum of life gets to you. Changing the daily routine and incorporating something new and exciting go a long way in recuperating you from the mental dullness and fatigue.
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Should be done by a diabetic to control the cholesterol and more danger for diabetic compared with common a man. And without eating fat foods also cholesterol will increase. And how much alcohol pegs should be drunk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Should be done by a diabetic to control the cholesterol and more danger for diabetic compared with common a man. And ...
Cholesterol Is naturally produced by the liver and you need to monitor diet and cholesterol. Only two pegs can be taken
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Sir I have problem of stammering. So I face lots of problem while talking with someone. So suggest me some medicine or exercise (if any) To reduce this. Plzzz sir.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
Hello, as reported try breathing exercises n reduce the anxiety you feel before speaking. For further contact a speech therapist nearby or online for exercises. Regards.
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I want to know how to improve my concentration sir because im a student I want to make my studies

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Basically you should develop interest in yourself to improve and shine in Life. You have to be self luminous, that is genious, no exernal force is necessary for this. However guidance is necessary. Prioritize/ concentrate on important thing -studies/ play/food/ sleep/ sociaizing. Then your mental and Physical helth is maintained and will support you to remember bettter, Nothing else is required, Remeber even a rank student is not sure if he passes or fails the exams. So you be thorough. Spend time with family discuss with your teachers and parents and friends and share your knowlege to improve subjects, Write always points in a log book and read repeatedly everyday everthing say PCBMHE E K etc. Or professional course. Be thorough. Start from day one. If not also dont panic. Concentrate and jot down what your teachers teach so that you will concentrate on every sentence the teacher speaks till the end and it will have many references. You be quick. Dont think Negative.
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How to finish anxiety forever and what is the best treatment for anxiety Ayurveda or allopathy?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How to finish anxiety forever and what is the best treatment for anxiety Ayurveda or allopathy?
Hi. Anxiety is an essential emotional state. It defines our human nature. There is no way to finish anxiety forever. However, excessive anxiety which causes distress and dysfunction is a problem and can be treated with medicines/ counselling. Regards.
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I feel like there is nothing left in me. I just want to cry all the time and by crying also I do not feel satisfaction. I want I could sleep forever I could not feel pain anger. I could not feel me. I can not tolerate noise my mind start disfunctioning I start tremouring whenever I see something emotional or noisy. I shatter whenever I encounter this kind of situation .my parents always quarrel there's financial problem also .my mother is only earning member. I had 5 operations of hip replacement inspite of this I have pain I have to take painkillers I feel helpless when im not able to walk and rely on others. I want to end up everything im fed from all this. I'm not able to sleep properly I just sleep due to painkiller I take. It is narcotic kind. Im. Empty inside my situation is this that I do not want any solution I just want to sleep forever. Is this depression kindly elaborate this if this is so. Help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I feel like there is nothing left in me. I just want to cry all the time and by crying also I do not feel satisfactio...
Its quite natural to feel frustrated due to your overall tragic condition. But let me assure you that the human mind has a great capacity to bounce back. You just have to become realistic and accept the present situation without any sense of denial. Go slow and have patience. Have courage to face the situation by having faith in yourself. Start with a positive thought and affirm yourself that you will one day be out of this situation. Keep your efforts to become active by moving as much as possible. Eat a wholesome diet with lots of vegetables and fruits which will help you feel fresh and energetic. You can also try Homeopathy which is safe and effective. You an contact me for a private consultation and further details. You can also avail discounts if financial problem is constraining you.
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I am 29 years old male, I am alcoholic and taking marijuana also, now I am lost my temporary memory, what should I do?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 29 years old male, I am alcoholic and taking marijuana also, now I am lost my temporary memory, what should I do?
You have organic brain disorder relating to abuse of alcohol and marihuana. Stop both. Your memory to recover you need some time to heal. You can start deaddiction process and then you need b complex plus de addiction medication. Kindly consult me if you need help from me. If not consult a de addiction physician in your area
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