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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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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. 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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I m 28 years female married. I have a problem of loneliness. Drug addict. I had done love marriage but no change in unsocializing behavior nor more loneliness. Hav a partner too, my best frnd in al ways. But he is out of india. Its more than 45-55 days no intimacy. Now I dont feel lyk. I am loyal to partner. When I thot myself to get rid of mental stress. I dont feel llike. Is it sign of menopause or what. whenever I surf some site for my ownself. I end up in crying as thats comes, i m cheating my partner" what to do? Help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m 28 years female married. I have a problem of loneliness. Drug addict. I had done love marriage but no change in u...
Actually your loneliness is due to 2 reasons------ 1.Rude behaviour of you husband as you had high expectations from him. 2.Mentally diverted your thoughts towards your boyfriend who is abroad as you think that he care for you a lot than your husband. But you are wrong here.Yes ,I am sorry to say but we call it cheating only Pooja.See this is just the beginning of your life and this is the time to enjoy life.Be loyal to your husband.It is a universal fact that FEELINGS ATTRACTS FEELINGS and you have no feelings for your husband and in return you also get the same neglected feelings from your husband.So just try to forget your friend abroad and give your full love ,attention and care to your husband and see how beautiful is your life.Dont try to travel in two boats simultaneously,you will drown one day and ruin your life.
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Hello, i am 20 yaer 2 year earlierI have started drinking alcohol fut I am fed up with it and now I want to leave it but after leaving 3-4 days I feels a different unconsciousness.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Hello lybrate-user. It's really good decision to quit alcohol in a early stage. We said this is basically a psychological disease if you decide you can quit. You have to follow some steps for that.
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I am suffered from irrational repeated thoughts so I am taking clomipramine and escitalopram daily at night I want to ask that what food or extra supplements should I take with these medicines that give me strength and nourish my brain I am strictly vegetarian So please suggest me.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I am suffered from irrational repeated thoughts so I am taking clomipramine and escitalopram daily at night I want to...
For optimal brain function eat lean proteins which you get from dals, soya, tofu, mushrooms, dairy etc. Walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds will give you much needed omega3 fatty acids. Vit b 12 another important vitamins is found in algae like spirulina or supplements. You need to have vit d 3 supplements or getting some sun daily.
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A married man cheated on me a year ago with fake love affair by hiding his reality and made me fake promises to marry and all. But I got serious and now the scenario is wrong thoughts are started coming in my mind it's like end of the world for me I don't want live anymore it's very tough to live without him. In fact I'm trying for a year to forget him and live my life but now I am helpless I can't live anymore and also I don't want to disturb him and his happily married life so I am motivating for this by my inner voice. Mein haar gayi. We can't contact each other as per our last conversation but I miss him everyday I'm dying everyday. Please help me. I know it's so stupid but I'm helpless. It's my fault I don't want to disturb any other person because of me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
A married man cheated on me a year ago with fake love affair by hiding his reality and made me fake promises to marry...
Hello, it is the outbreak of internal disorders which may not be corrected by general medication. Also if the fellow still returns back to you and enter in your body, then also you may not be accept. It is better to forgive him by attaching with new one which may be social work also. For correction of mental state you should go through a proper characterized homoeopathic case recording for your internal disorder which will give your normal life. May registered through Lybrate immediately.
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Any medicine to quite smoking or else any medicine for protecting lungs without any side effects.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Before medicines you try mind control and relaxation methods and there are medicines. It can be given only privately.
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Hi Doctor, I'm 25 years old and my body is aging fast due to the emotional stress, from past 6 months i am experiencing this emotional stress due to relationship breakup. My question is can the body be recovered from the emotional stress, if so please mention the ways to recover.

M.PHIL - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, MA - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi Doctor,
I'm 25 years old and my body is aging fast due to the emotional stress, from past 6 months i am experienci...
Dear, emotional stress due to relationship breakup or any other reasons is a very tormenting experience for anyone. Its not easy to remove all the past memories which very wonderful as well as some were painful. In a relationship, we develop lot of attachment with our partner which makes it difficult to resolve breakup once that attached partner is no more with us. It feels like one of our body parts is not with us any more. This results in constant emotional pain as we don't find any other source of relief or attachment. Loss leads to experiences of being wounded. Its easy to heal physical wounds but emotional wounds generally stay with us forever. Many times we are not able to interpret the breakup and its reasons properly which results in consistent feelings of hatred and anger towards our partner and self. We keep pondering what went wrong and how we could have saved the relationship. So we may also feel lots of guilt. This makes the pain of breakup difficult to resolve. So one must understand the feelings associated with breakup and how they are causing pain to us. This requires an initiation of self-healing process. Try to focus on your feelings and see what are the most prominent ones. For example, are you feeling guilty that breakup was all your fault or do you feel anger that you have been betrayed. Try to understand what thoughts come to your mind when you think about your breakup or the thoughts that pop into your mind now and then that depress you and make you feel worse. This way you will understand how you have to heal yourself. Breakup experiences are different for everyone. You will come to know that breakup has some particularly significant effect on you which can be healed by developing self-compassion. You need to heal yourself by becoming more aware about your feelings. Distracting yourself by engaging in day to day normal activities may repress your emotions which may withdraw you from initiating new relationships. So try to make this breakup a transformative experience for you so that you may enter into a new relationship with new learning and experience. There should be no negativity left in you as a result of this experience. First gain awareness of feelings, then develop self-compassion, then see both sides of the breakup and then learn from this experience. Initial work should be of self-healing. Then look for moving further.
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My age 21 years old am here to explain my problem with what real incidents happening in my life and continuing struggling. Actually am I suffering from Type 1 Diabetes since 9 years taking 3 times insulin injections daily, this is o.k for me. But real hardship am I facing is due to somewhat my nose is not straight the whole people around me when am in school or in college or in bus or any travel events they've given bad expressions it touches very hard to brain and heart to understands due to these very severe hypoglycemia attacks occurs [blood sugar range was 26,36,25,45 and so on], I was alone, heart beat pumps at very fast rate, tension and stressed. So, after long analyzing I was decided to do nose operation to straighten nose and it was successful last year. But, the problem is still peopled give bad expression but with tiny amount when compare to previous one. Due to this I was alone in my room, not going to outside just college to home.Please tell.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My age 21 years old am here to explain my problem with what real incidents happening in my life and continuing strugg...
Diabetes and insulin at young age is depressing. See some juvenile diabetics and their life style in real life or net groups, you will feel you are not alone. They have achieved so much living with diabetes. You need not achieve like them. But you will not be worried about other's facial expression and feel bad. You can not live alone. The earlier you get adjusted to others expression, the better it is for you. You have to go out and mix up with all sorts of people. Start with known classmates and cousins with whom you are comfortable. Slowly expand to others. Best of luck.
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Please Suggest best homeopathy medicine for depression ?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear , you are already taking best allopathy medicines for depression. Homeopathy may not work at all with these medicines. If the prescribed medicines are not working you should consult your psychiatrist. Also you should try psychotherapy and meditation. Post a private question to me. Take care.
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Health Tip:
Worrying has become a national pastime. Whether you're worrying about repaying your college loan, having job stability in an unstable economy or making sure your toddler hits all the developmental milestones at the right times, there's no shortage of material for mind sweat.

Especially for those of us interested in wellness, it can almost feel tiring to be told the importance of "letting go," "relaxing" and "unwinding." While this advice is ultimately right, there's also good reason we might feel inclined to resist it. The simple reason? Biology: all of our brains are wired to worry.

Basically, the same brain circuits that make for super human intelligence in our frontal lobes (allowing decision making, problem solving, and planning) also produce worry. For your brain, the only difference between worrying and planning is the amount of emotional involvement and self-oriented processing in a specific part of the brain. Of course, we all know worrying is charged with more negative emotions.

But your brain's number one priority is keeping you alive, and it's evolved to do that very well. Sometimes, worrying is the body's response to danger, an evolutionary mechanism to keep you alive.

But you can take concrete steps to climb out of the worry trap. You have to learn to soothe and guide your thinking brain and calm it's fear circuit. Here are some ways to begin:

1. Cultivate greater awareness about your emotions.

The first step to decreasing worry is to recognize when you're doing it. Becoming aware of your emotional state as it occurs enlists your thinking frontal cortex and suppresses the fight or flight amygdala response. In the study Putting Feelings Into Words, when participants simply labeled an emotion, their brains calmed down.

2. Take a deep breath (ideally many of them).

Taking slow, deep breaths through your nose into your diaphragm with slow exhales turns down your nervous system and reduces your body's stress response. This advice is undoubtedly not the most original, but that doesn't mean it's not effective. Think of it this way: if your breathing and heart rate naturally speed up when you are under stress, you can choose to reverse your response — by breathing slowly. This will send your body the message "I am relaxed," and you will become more relaxed as a result. It's like magic, with science.

3. Don't look back or forward.

When you find your mind drifting into the past or future, come back to the present moment, right here right now — a practice known as mindfulness. In this moment, you are OK. Your thoughts are creating your sense of danger. Bringing your awareness back into the now calms the fearful amygdala in your brain and activates your thinking neural circuits. Studies show that with repetition, mindfulness practice can lead to long term, lasting reduction of anxiety and worrying.

4. Pay attention only to what you can control.

Your brain craves control and feels happier and calmer when it just feels more in control — even if it's just an illusion. Feeling in control can reduce anxiety, worrying, and even pain. So, avoid imagining the worst possible scenarios, and instead pay more attention to what is in your control, which modulates brain activity to reduce anxiety.

5. Make a decision, even if you don't really want to.

Simply making a decision about whatever it is that you're worrying invokes your thinking brain, increases dopamine levels, and shifts your brain's perceptual focus on the things that matter the most. Making a decision — any decision — also elevates your perceived control giving your confidence and mood a boost which helps you to take positive action.

6. Go for good enough.

Worrying is often triggered by imposing unrealistic or perfectionist expectations on yourself or others. Don't aim for being the perfect parent; just be a good one. Your kid doesn't have to get into an Ivy League college. They just need to go to college. You don't have to be model thin. You just want to be healthy.

The problem with worry arises when the brain anxiety-circuits activate too frequently and get stuck in the "on" position continually which triggers the body's fear response. This then activates the stress response — which starts a downward spiral ... making you a miserable mess. So rather than make yourself more stressed out by worrying-about-worrying, think of worry as your brain just doing its job. You just don't want it to get too enthusiastic.
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My wife have need of Psycatric therapy , she always feeling fear from God

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
Please give her Dr. Reckeweg's vita c - 15 / two teaspoon thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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How to get rid from fobia. What is name of disease fear fobia ?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
How to get rid from fobia. What is name of  disease fear fobia ?
Dear , there is nothing called fear phobia. In general fear phobia is called general anxiety. I will need more information to assess your condition and to diagnose. Online counseling, psychotherapy and life style changes should help you. Post a detailed private question to me. I will help you manage your anxiety disorder. Take care.
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I am 40 year old and use rajni Gandhi without tobacco and now my mouth not fully open it should be cancer tell me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, keeping zarda or pan masala in mouth can cause injury leading to fibrosis. Even injury from sharp teeth or ill fitting dentures may cause fibrosis, leading to a premalignant condition called submucosal fibrosis where the mouth opening is reduced as checked by number of fingers easily going in mouth between teeth. You must quit any kind of addiction, check with oncologist or ENT surgeon for any ulceration or even white or red patches, and consume antioxidants and preparation with lycopene. Do not ignore as cancer is increasing very fast.
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Hello Doctor, I am 23 years Old and I am a ca final student not able to give my exams due to this mental illness From past 16 months I am suffering from bad anxiety and depression but from past week my thoughts getting changed everyday earlier I was getting that everyone is talking about me or wants to kill me now I am getting that I want to kill others or I want to do some violative act or want to kill or hurt myself. Well yesterday I went to the psychiatrist and he has diagnosed me with OCD and prescribed me Paxidep CR 12.5 once in a day, Clonazepam 0.50 Mg 1 and half tablet a day and risperidone 2 mg Half medicine in the night I have start taking other medicines except risperidone as it is a anti psychotic Now please can you tell me what symptoms I am going through and should I take risperidone.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello Doctor, I am 23 years Old and I am a ca final student not able to give my exams due to this mental illness From...
Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. Let us look at your scenario systematically. First, what is the likely diagnosis? It is difficult to say with the limited information available, but if one were to conclude with this information, I would agree with the diagnosis that was assigned to you (OCD). Your doctor is not using risperidone as an antipsychotic here, but as an augmenting agent. The dose of risperidone is on the lower side and that further confirms his intentions. The use of risperidone when there is unsatisfactory improvement with an SSRI is well known and proven beyond doubt. But the question here is whether we can just have improvement with an appropriate dose of paxidep alone or not. The only way to get to know that is to try it without the risperidone with appropriate dose adjustments from time to time. A call regarding risperidone can be taken after a few weeks of treatment along these lines. Please understand that all of the above suggestions are for your information only and I have no intention to question or interfere with your doctor's line of treatment. Also, since I have not seen you, I am assuming that the diagnosis of OCD is accurate and you have previously not taken medicines for the same or previously did not have any psychiatric ailments. A number of psychiatric terms, diagnoses and medication classes are deceptively similar to words used in general english. For example the word obsession as used in english and as used in psychiatry are completely different. Similarly, a medicine that is called an antidepressant or an antipsychotic is not simply a medicine to be given in depression and psychosis only, but depending upon the dose and other medicines being used alongside, can have vastly different effects and can be used in many different conditions. For example, a medicine such as propranolol, depending upon the dose and formulation can be used in the treatment of migraine, BP, anxiety, heart disease, intra-abdominal bleeds, aggression and so on. So stay away from a simplistic interpretation of what a medicine is for and clarify with the doctor. Take care!
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I am suffering from depression hw can I come out from this disease. I am taking medicine fr last 5 years bt nt getting relief.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from depression hw can I come out from this disease. I am taking medicine fr last 5 years bt nt gettin...
I am sure you are another one of those who has not combined medication with counseling. Please seek the help fo a counselor and learn some specific coping skills and techniques to support the medical effects. 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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What is the treatment for anxiety problem? how it can be cured? how much time it will take to cure? is the anxiety is a psychological problem?

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
Anxiety is a psychological problem. You cannot fix a time limit to cure anxiety because it is a defense mechanism of your body. You should not try to cure it. If you cure it, your body' s defense mechanism is shattered. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. Therefore no medicines are required. Mental disorder can be successfully treated with the help of awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. I think two or three counseling sessions and psycho therapy techniques should solve your problem. Let me know if you are willing to undergo counseling sessions and self esteem building therapy through mobile. Take care.
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Dear sir, I need your help for my friend. She was raped by a guy in her childhood. The thing type rape came four time again in her life by some unknowns and close ones. Because of it she is so upset that some night she can't sleep. These things comes again and again into her mind and she cries every time. She didn't tell her parents and she don't want to tell them about this thing. She met with a psychiatrist but still she is not happy. She gets frightened when people suddenly comes close to her. Please sir help her in this regard. Thanks.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
Dear sir,
I need your help for my friend. She was raped by a guy in her childhood. The thing type rape came four time...
This is an issue of very serious nature and it is going to affect any future relationship in her life. She doesn't need medicines but needs to personally meet relationship expert/ psychotherapist as early as possible to open her heart out and catharsis. She has suppressed all her sufferings and this is disturbing her behavior and life. For quality life and relationship. Marriage & sexuality she needs to be listen to & understood. So that clarity comes in her life, move on, be quick and meet up as early as possible.
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I am keeping on forgetting things very lastly. When I enter a room to take something, suddenly I will forget that thing. What to do? Please help me.

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, at your age, memory problems like amnesia are not common. Many young people are having problems with memory. These problems are either they are too busy or due to anxiety and stress. Busy people use organizers or employ a personal assistant because they can't remember every task. You need to understand this. If you still say, you are having memory problems, we need to check your memory using memory test. Take care.
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I am 16 years old girl, want to quit smoking.what should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Only strong will power and changing mind when you crave for smoke by reading or taking a walk or chewing nicorette chewing gum. There are some medicines also you can ask me privately.
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