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Dr. Sushil Kumar S V - Psychiatrist, Davanagere

Dr. Sushil Kumar S V

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MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)

Psychiatrist, Davanagere

13 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹349 online
Dr. Sushil Kumar S V 93% (1873 ratings) MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare) Psychiatrist, Davanagere
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Dr. Sushil Sompur is a qualified mental healthcare professional and qualified psychiatric practitioner with ethical character and moral judgment. Experience in both public and private sys......more
Dr. Sushil Sompur is a qualified mental healthcare professional and qualified psychiatric practitioner with ethical character and moral judgment. Experience in both public and private systems of psychiatric and behavioral healthcare environments. He has cultivated collaborative relationships among colleagues, service professionals, and mental health workers, social workers, and psychologists. Background in academic research within new and emerging healthcare strategies. Provides direct patient care - child/pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry >> - Combined practical clinical experience and functional administrative understanding. - Knowledge of general healthcare policies and procedures, client management, professional relationships. - Manage outpatient clients with behavioral disturbances, ADHD, autism, genetic syndromes, bullying, epilepsy/seizures, and other mental disorders. - Exposed to a broad range of psychopathology and diverse models of behavior. - Work with hospital professionals in the care of cardiac clients and families in bereavement.
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Dr Sushil Kumar S V is a psychiatrist with over 13 years of experience. He persuaded his M.B.B.S in 2004 from the very prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He has also acquired MD (psychiatry) in 2010 from University of North Dakota, USA. After that he has also received an MBA (Healthcare) in 2010 from the well reputed College of Health Sciences, Walden University, USA. Dr Kumar mainly focuses on Adult psychiatry, Geriatric psychiatry, Adolescent and child psychiatry. Works as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Antahkarana Clinic. Apart from this he was also worked as a Resident in Psychiatry at University of North Dakota. He is a professional member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and is also an active profile of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) of which he is a Life Fellow. Dr. Sushil Kumar S V is currently practising at Antahkarana Clinic in MCC B Block, Davanagere. One can avail a whole lot of services in his clinic that includes Abnormal Behavior Treatment, Anger Management Therapy, Behaviour and Thought Problems Counselling, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment, Treatment of Learning Disorders and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has also been successful with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) as well as Epilepsy Treatment.

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MBBS - Mysore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, BANGALORE, INDIA - 2004
MD - Psychiatry - University of North Dakota, USA - 2010
MBA (Healthcare) - College of Health Sciences, Walden University, USA - 2010
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Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Antahkarana Clinic
Resident in Psychiatry at University Of North Dakota
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Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Academy of Neurology
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5 Signs You Might Be Hallucinating!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
5 Signs You Might Be Hallucinating!

Serious mental disorders and side effects to varied medicines may cause hallucinations in many individuals. Psychosis and Schizophrenia are the most commonly known causes that may cause this condition. Hallucinations are sensations and feelings that may appear as real to the patient, convincing him or her of the occurrence of things that are not really happening in reality. Hearing voices, seeing people, and experiencing things that no one else can, are some of the ways in which hallucinations work.

Let us find out the varied signs and symptoms of this condition.

  1. Hearing Voices: One of the most common signs of hallucinations includes hearing voices. You may hear voices from people who cannot be seen or heard by other people around you. In such cases, you may have the distinct feeling of hearing these voices from within or from a source outside your own mind and body. In many cases, you may feel like these voices are trying to talk to you or give you a certain message. Ringing of the ears on a persistent basis may also be experienced in such cases.

  2. Visual Hallucinations: These hallucinations will make the patient see things. In such cases, the patient may be witness to a scene that cannot be seen by anyone else – a scene that may not be happening in reality. In visual hallucinations, the patient may also see people that other people in the room or the area cannot see. The patient may also see objects and other creatures like insects crawling across his or her hand, and may react with fear or anxiety, when in reality, no such scene may be happening. These kind of hallucinations also cause occipital seizures where the patient will see spots, shapes and rings of brightly coloured lights that may be coming towards him or her, or even encircle him or her.

  3. Feeling Things: These kinds of hallucinations will make the patient feel things that may not really be happening. For example, these hallucinations will make the patient feel hot during winters or feel a blast of air even when there has been none.

  4. Taste Hallucinations: In these hallucinations, the patient may get a salty taste from sweet food, or vice versa. These hallucinations make the patient imagine that he or she tastes a certain flavor when in reality, this may not be true. These are also called gustatory hallucination.

  5. Olfactory Hallucinations: These hallucinations have to do with odd smells that the patient may get a whiff of. In these hallucinations, the patient imagines certain smells like burning, or other odours. Patients may also feel that their own bodies are letting out certain odours which may not be the actual case.  

Delusion vs. Hallucination

A delusion is a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everybody else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. The belief is not one ordinarily accepted by other members of the person's culture or subculture (e.g., it is not an article of religious faith).

A hallucination occurs when environmental, emotional, or physical factors such as stress, medication, extreme fatigue, or mental illness cause the mechanism within the brain that helps to distinguish conscious perceptions from internal, memory-based perceptions to misfire. As a result, hallucinations occur during periods of consciousness. They can appear in the form of visions, voices or sounds, tactile feelings (known as haptic hallucinations), smells, or tastes.

Delusions are a common symptom of several mood and personality-related mental illnesses, including schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, shared psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. They are also the major feature of delusional disorder. Individuals with delusional disorder suffer from long-term, complex delusions that fall into one of six categories: persecutory, grandiose, jealousy, erotomanic, somatic, or mixed.

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I am masturbating daily and addicted to watch porn daily, also I get ejaculated quickly when I masturbate and also get weak once I do. I am unable to control this. Need to know side affects and how to control? Added I am unable to. Have full erection of penis.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am masturbating daily and addicted to watch porn daily, also I get ejaculated quickly when I masturbate and also ge...
Good​ ​evening, Masturbation is a normal physiological activity and starts during puberty and hits a peak during early adulthood and then wanes off. If you are doing it excessively and combining it with porn and thus affecting your daily activity in terms of missing or having a bad time at work or in any aspect of your daily function, be it studies or socialization or relationships, you would need to consult a neuropsychiatrist. Medications under the supervision of s neuropsychiatrist can certainly help. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Kegel Exercises For Men!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Kegel Exercises For Men!

What are Kegels?
A Kegel is an exercise specifically designed to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.  This can help you improve erection angle, improve erection quality, give more intense orgasms, indirectly enlarge your penis, cure incontinence, and much more !

Kegel History:
Kegels were invented by Dr. Arnold Kegel, an Obstetrician, in the 1940s.  Although developed for women, it became clear keels are also great for male sexual health !

Find your PC (pubococcygeus) muscle:
While urinating, contract your muscles so you either slow or stop the flow of urine.  Those are your pelvic floor muscles !

4 Simple Steps:
1. Contract
2. Hold
3. Release
4. Repeat

Multi-Orgasmic Men?
YES !  With strong pelvic floor muscles and practice, men CAN become multi-orgasmic !

Don’t just Kegel
Combine your Kegel with other penis exercises like jells and stretches, to maximize your results !

TIP ~
Have your partner do Kegel too.  You’ll both enjoy a harder erection and a tighter vagina !
 

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I am suffering from social anxiety, I think all my friends will leave me they are going apart from me. Never include me in anything. I annoy them but I have a close friend and I don't want loose her what can I do?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am suffering from social anxiety, I think all my friends will leave me they are going apart from me. Never include ...
Good ​morning, Social anxiety problem is a most common problem in the society and is highly prevalent. Just because you are coming up with it online on this forum does not mean you are alone. There are many people that are self-medicating​ with drugs and alcohol to get over the social anxiety disorder. There are maladaptive mechanisms to treat their own problems. While it is best to consult a neuropsychiatrist like you​ have done, I believe it may be helpful initially to consult online since getting out of home or showing up at a doctor's may be a problem at this stage. I hope you do so as soon as possible. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk ofLybrate.
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My Urine smells very bad. After I urinate the whole wash room smells bad. Family members hesitate to enter into wash room. The bad smell of my urine, I have been observed since 7 years and being said that, I never smoke and drink alcohol. Can I take Syp contains potassium citrate and magnesium citrate both? Please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My Urine smells very bad. After I urinate the whole wash room smells bad. Family members hesitate to enter into wash ...
Good​ ​morning, You may be suffering from a urinary tract infection, most likely, or another condition which can be easily treated if found. I encourage you to drink plenty of water if that is not a contraindication for you ​since I do not know your medical history. I strongly suggest that you consult a physician online if you are unable to or hesitant to go to a doctor so that we can have the problem diagnosed first and then treated for you. I hope you do so as soon as possible. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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She is a great human being and emotional person as other people are but with few exceptions. When someone (me or anyone) speaks to her and her point of view is declined or rejected, she gets hyper - high voice pitch with aggressive body language. I feel she feels that to defend her point till she fights will make everyone agree. In restaurant or public place, if I don't agree with her, she will raise her voice. While watching little but not highly emotional scene, she will have rolling tears. In friends, while having discussion, if debate happens that ends in crying or shouting. I can try two ways - changing myself and trying to control the situations or treating her somehow. But what about her reactions with outside people! Her hands start pointing or banging doors and sitting in the room. Also, when she is happy - she claps and laughs in front of strangers or people we just met. I am planning for a baby and want to know what are solutions without medications This is cultural for her to speak loud in her native place but not in our society and how I put across the point to make her agree. On personal front ,I have some problems like I smoke but outside balcony or toilet after her restrictions, but I feel I also add up by putting clothes anywhere, plates not back in kitchen which makes her angry. During her menstrual cycle, she is in severe pain and emotional (my5 days red status)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
She is a great human being and emotional person as other people are but with few exceptions. When someone (me or anyo...
I appreciate your honest and elaborate putting forth of the problems. I believe your wife has PMDD which is premenstrual​ dysphoric disorder which is present in about 5-8 out of 100 women of menstruating age group. I think she does need to undergo a detailed investigation for the same along with a consultation with a psychiatrist for help with medications. With regards to her behavior, I think she does fit into a personality spectrum if not a disorder and certainly needs therapy in the form of counseling. If the counseling psychologist thinks that she needs to get treated for a psychiatric condition, I believe​ we can help her with medications as psychiatrists. I am sure if it is a problem in all situations and not just with you, it certainly calls for treatment medically. A combination of therapy including medications and counseling is probably more beneficial than medications alone. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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I have nearly zero concentration power, I hate noise, I get irritated easily, constant headache (i do not know whether it is there or not because I am suffering it from last 1.5 years, heavy head type thing, do not know what to do whole day (always getting bored, I have public fear (i can not hear them speaking as my mind thinks they are commenting (taunts) on me, less energy, lost interest in life, did exercise and meditation 2 months constantly but no improvement in health, I face panic attack from time to time, I am not able to do anything because of my somewhat dead brain and rest is etc. It started 2 years before when I was in my b-tech hostel, an incident happened in my life because of which my friends started commenting (taunts) on me. I came in depression and it happened such that wherever I moved in college I thought everyone is commenting (taunts) on me .at that I used to consume ganja (weed) too. So it happened that in my life that I started thinking everyone is commenting on me (ganja consumption effects. Whenever a person nearby me use to say anything it took me into my past memories example -" a person saying- pyar krta hu. So I use to go in my history when I was in love. This thing kept on going in my life for many months with regular consumption of ganja and One day I discovered I am suffering from constant headache, heavy head, nearly zero concentration and imagination power, shortness of breath sometimes, depression ,suicide thinking (these all symptoms were at its peak). So my father took me to psychiatrist and I was prescribed with medicine. So I got some relief from these symptoms... So I took my health casually and consumed ganja for 3 days continuously. At the 3rd I got such a heavy panic attack that I was admitted in emergency ward because I was not able to breath. .So now I discovered constant headache, mixed anxiety depression disorder, panic attack disorder, disturbed heartbeat, asthma type of lungs. I went under big depression related to my health. I started having fear of dying. Its been 8-9 months that I am suffering from the above symptoms. And I am having less lungs power, tired brain and rest above mentioned symptoms... I am regularly consulting with psychiatrist from 1.5 years but in today date I am having no improvement in my health... Please help me to get recover from all these things, what should I do? Please tell me..

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I have nearly zero concentration power, I hate noise, I get irritated easily, constant headache (i do not know whethe...
Good afternoon, It would be the second opinion if you are already consulting with a psychiatrist since I would be mostly in concordance with what your psychiatrist is doing. However, to clarify, there are things that you have mentioned that are probably not being considered worthy of treatment or your psychiatrist has a plan in mind that he has voiced with you in private. Depression and Substance misuse is​ highly comorbid and makes​ each other worse. I am of the opinion that you should stop using substances with the help of your psychiatrist since you may be treating yourself with non-medication substances to ease some underlying issues. When you stop using these substances the real psychiatric problems will come to the surface and make it more easy for us to treat you for your core problems, be it either depression or anxiety of any kind or both. Personality is also something that needs to be factored into your problems along with childhood and upbringing. I can go on, however, I would have you consult with me in private since you have a lot of problems listed down and I am interested in getting to know your problems better to be able to treat your condition. I appreciate your openness on a public forum and also would like you to have a second opinion consultation as soon as possible so as to make things better for you. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for aconfidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Please suggest me the test for the pain on the left side of the body tingling effect on hands and toe pain on shoulder and neck restlessness palpitation and laziness all the time.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Please suggest me the test for the pain on the left side of the body tingling effect on hands and toe pain on shoulde...
Good afternoon, There are unfortunately NO tests for assessing the pain or the tingling sensation in your body. However, ​if you would like you may undergo a nerve conduction study and find out the way in which your nerves function. With regards to your condition regarding restlessness and palpitation, if your cardiac evaluation is normal, you should need a thorough neuropsychiatric evaluation which will also help in your tingling and pain sensations​. I hope you see the point.
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Sexual Abuse In Kids - How It Affects Them?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Sexual Abuse In Kids - How It Affects Them?

Child sexual abuse is a pressing issue in society today. Statistically, there has been a considerable increase in the number of cases related to juvenile sex abuse over the past decade. Most of the cases report the abuser to be a close family member or a family friend rather than a complete stranger.

Future Consequences-

  1. A sexually abused child may develop severe mental health conditions and have major difficulties coping with as an adult. One of the most common disorders affecting survivors of child sexual abuse is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This involves the individual reliving the trauma all his/her life, thus leading to panic, stress and difficulties in living a healthy life in the longer run.

  2. The individuals who were abused as a child normally suffer from a very low self -esteem. They continue to blame themselves for the events that occurred and hence have a rather demeaning view of themselves, leading to adjustment issues in the future.

  3. They may also be diagnosed with clinical depression owing to the previous trauma. This hampers the everyday functioning of the individual. The individual may continue to relive the past traumatic events in the mind that further fuels their depression and contribute to the vicious cycle, eventually.

  4. Most often, survivors of child sexual abuse have a rather impulsive nature owing to the hampered functioning of impulse-control. They have lesser control over their emotions, especially anger and are rather quick to act on it.

  5. Because of all the complications, they might be less socially competent and thus fail to build firm peer relationships. They grow up to be adults with severe trust issues; they are hence, often side-lined because of their cynicism which leads to further depressive symptoms.

  6. Genophobia or the fear of sex is another complication that they may experience as adults. They may avoid sex altogether or engage in sexual activities that are rather violent in nature. Some survivors may develop certain sexual fetishes that can be rather dangerous; the most common being ‘paedophilia’ or the sexual arousal involving prepubescent children.

Conclusion-

The seriousness of the condition is often undermined. In treatment, various therapeutic techniques are used according to the need and age of the patient. Therapists work to promote positive thinking among the sufferers so that it becomes easy for them to accept their past and move on in life with a better outlook. With proper guidance and help, the individuals are able to overcome their mental health issues and live a wholesome life. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hiv 1 Rna pcr 120 days post exposure result- target not detected Hiv CMIA test 120 days post exposure result- non reactive. Does these tests are enough to rule out hiv or any further tests required and if required than which test and when.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hiv 1 Rna pcr 120 days post exposure result- target not detected
Hiv CMIA test 120 days post exposure result- non rea...
Good Evening, The test results although negative seem to be of concern to you and are provoking anxiety. This is not a good sign. I strongly recommend that you consult a psychiatrist as soon as possible. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Insomnia - Can It Affect Your Emotions?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Insomnia - Can It Affect Your Emotions?

There is a distinct relationship between sleeping disorders and your emotional health. Both influence each other. Insomnia, a common sleeping disorder, is generally caused due to stress and tension. Depression and anxiety also account for insomnia. It has been proven by research that people who experience sleeplessness or cases of insomnia are at a higher risk of depression and similar psychiatric disorders.

Insomnia is an important factor which causes depression, and many people affected by it commit suicide. Researchers have found dysfunctional activity in the area of the brain where emotions are processed and regulated, among people with insomnia. Their study explains the mechanism by which insomnia affects and influences emotions in people, which leads to depression and other disorders.

The ways in which insomnia affects your emotions

There is a clear difference in the brain activities of people with insomnia when compared with normal people who get good sleep. There is usually a great difference between the activities of the amygdala, which are neurons in the temporal lobe of the brain. The amygdala is very important in regulation and processing of emotions.

  1. Insomnia disrupts the ability of the brain to process negative emotions.
  2. Neural change and problems with regulating emotions are also caused because of insomnia.
  3. Insomnia disables the ability of judging or sensing any kind of emotion by looking at the face of a person. It is difficult to judge emotions such as anger and sadness in people suffering from insomnia. This impairment occurs more in women.
  4. Insomnia and similar sleeping disorders affect our inhibition and disrupt our impulse control mechanism. An insomniac person is likely to develop increased impulsiveness to negative stimulus.
  5. People suffering from insomnia develop a perception towards negative stuff and perceive most things in a negative way, rather than looking at the bright side which a normal person tends to do. People affected by insomnia are characterized by a negative mood and are pessimists in nature.
  6. A sleep deprived or insomniac patient shows greater activity around the limbic area of the brain. This is the area where major emotional regulation and processing are undertaken.
  7. A person suffering from insomnia develops a cranky personality. The patient is in an irritable mood and is triggered by the slightest and pettiest of circumstances. An insomniac patient is also characterized by swinging moods, high temper and general fatigue, which result due to lack of sleep.

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder which directly affects a person's emotions and the processing and regulation of emotions. There is a direct and important link between insomnia and emotional disorders. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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A problem that is nagging me for quite many years is that I have problem as follows: I am not able to stay focused, concentrate properly, feel lethargic and depressed, unmotivated, feeling of apathy, fatigue, inability to connect with others or complete tasks, helplessness, memory loss, no joy, energy etc. Recently I happened to go through a video explaining that deficiency of dopamine is the main reason for the above problems and recommended that deficiency can be replenished through various fruits and vegetables. I am person who is having a very high nutritional food on a daily basis. But I also take two insulins, metformin, metoprolol, cilnidipine, telmisartan, statin clopid and ecosprin for the last 09 years. BP and DM medicines for the last 13-14 years. Please should I need to take dopamine enhancing medicine to get rid of the problems above since I have all of the problems above which have caused rut in my life till date. I plead that I be provided with a convincing answer to proceed ahead in life.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
A problem that is nagging me for quite many years is that I have problem as follows: I am not able to stay focused, c...
I totally understand that is very hard to deal with medical conditions for a long time and be on medications on a daily basis for physical health problems. On top of those, you may be drained of the possibility of being depressed due to chronic medical conditions, the symptoms of which you have laid out in your description of problems. I also believe that you may need to have medications started for your depression and it is usually a short course of 3-4 months with a subsequent 2-month taper. If you believe you need help with the same, consult with a psychiatrist as soon as possible to get the best possible relief. Take care and have a lovely day!
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Hello, I am 25 year old and have stammering problem which is now causing serious psychological problems. I have lost interest in almost every thing, meeting with friends social places. I have started feeling that I would not be able to any thing in my career. When ever I do self reading it is fluent but when I speak in front of public my hands and legs start trembling heavily, my heartbeat and breathing rate heavily. Even small work seems like a heavy task for me. I don't know how would I match up in this competitive time, weather I would get any job or not. My mind is always engulfed with all these negative thoughts which is causing severe stress in me. I am skeptical about medication provided by psychologist thats why I have not consulted any doctor yet. Please help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good ​Evening, Stammering is not an uncommon problems and if left untreated since childhood may cause significant health problems. I am sorry you are having to deal with the distressing situations that you have mentioned and more importantly that it has started to affect your career. Although, most of the stammering problems are related to anxiety some of them are related to organic causes in the larynx. However, since psychological issues are a greater causative factor for the problem of stammering it can be very effectively treated with psychotherapy or counseling and medications, a combination of which is better then either of them alone. I believe stammering if not treated may also lead to depression which will also improve as the stammering improves and you can lead a competitive and healthy life. I am sure you can overcome you problem with a little help. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of ​Lybrate.
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Dear Sir, I had suffered epilepsy attack about 5 years back, I was advised by the neurosurgeon to go for Valance 500 twice, but after 1& half year I again suffered an epilepsy attack when I contacted my Dr. Harinder Singh he advised me to take valance OD500 mg2 tablets in the morning & 2 in the evening as per my weight, which is 79 Kg, but due to this higher medication my hands tremor, kindly advise.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good ​Afternoon, Tremors are a significant side effect of the medications and I believe that you will do well with taking the higher dose since you have not had a recurrent of epilepsy. However if the tremors persist, you may need to have a revised list of medications without this side effect and there are many in the market that can cater to your needs. I believe you understand and hope you do not have a recurrent of seizures or epilepsy. I can certainly help with other medications as the need may be. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Today with my hand which have vaginal fluid of a girl, I unknowingly touch on my penis head, is there any chance of hiv infection, I have vaginal fluid, before ejaculation, on my hand, I just wipe it and unknowingly touch on my penis head. Is there any possibility of transferring hiv? Please help.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Today with my hand which have vaginal fluid of a girl, I unknowingly touch on my penis head, is there any chance of h...
Good ​Afternoon, The kind of alarm that you have raised in itself goes to say that the act involved was not a safe one, although I do not have any information about the HIV status of your kind self or your partner whose vaginal fluid you are talking about here. I would advice you to abhor from unsafe sexual practices with unknown women in the first place. To answer your question specifically, the chance your contracting the HIV infection is very low to none at all since you only touched the head of your penis with your hand which was covered with vaginal fluid. I believe that you should get a baseline HIV-I and II testing done now and desist from high risk sexual activity before you get another test (ELISA or western blot) for HIV done after 3 months time which is confirmatory. If you continue to have anxiety or questions or concerns that are not addressed here I would be glad to help you out with those. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Dear doctor, I have a 12 year old son. He does’t show any interest in studies. He always likes to play computer and mobile games or watch TV. He studies and writes very little, compared with the syllabus for exams. This is happening from class I on words. He is studying with state syllabus. He studied well up to UKG only. Even when I try to show interesting videos in internet related to studies, he does’t like. Even when we scold him, he doesn't care. He frequently bunks classes. Even brushing teeth and bathing does not do regularly, even when we - parents put a lot of pressure. But he loves us and plays with us well. He behaves well with friends and neighbors. He also likes to eat junk food daily, because of which he is getting frequent health problems. I like to know whether there is anyway to change his behavior and create interest in studies to him, avoid junk food.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good ​Afternoon, The symptoms that you describe for your son are very characteristic of ADHD with behavioral disturbances. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be of 3 types, isolated inattentive type, hyperactive/impulsive type and mixed type. It seems like he has been having these symptoms since 5-6 years of age. I also believe that you will do well to take him to a psychiatrist so that he gets better. He may also be having depression and irritability is a common sign of depression. I believe that you need to let me know more about your kid so that I can get to a proper diagnosis and help with management. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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Hi If I eats lots of dates it will help me for developing of sperms quantity as well as eating eggs can boost the sperm.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi If I eats lots of dates it will help me for developing of sperms quantity as well as eating eggs can boost the sperm.
Good ​Afternoon, Yes, your general health will improve with a wholesome diet and I recommend that you do not eat anything in excess which may harm your health.
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Depression - Medications Play a Key Role in Treatment

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Depression - Medications Play a Key Role in Treatment

What are antidepressants and mood elevators?

Often depression or mood changes are caused by the imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Anti-depressants or mood elevators are medications that are prescribed to patients with depression to alleviate their symptoms. Anti-depressants are not solely used for the treatment of depression, it is also prescribed in other psychiatric conditions which includes anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dysthymia (mild chronic depression) etc.

With time, the use of anti-depressants has been on the rise. Although, anti-depressants do not cure your depression, it relieves the symptoms of the same. Anti-depressants come in various types. The first one you try may not benefit you; however you must consult your doctor and find the right choice of medication for your condition.

Anti-depressant adherence
Non-adherence to anti-depressants can have major consequences on your health. It also majorly contributes to the under treatment of anxiety and depression in maximum cases in the population. The reasons why people do not comply with their therapy or treatment are various; forgetting to take the medicine being the primary one. Other factors that contribute to non-adherence of anti-depressants include-

  1. Fear of addiction
  2. High cost of medications
  3. Fear of drug-induced sexual dysfunction
  4. Delayed onset of action of the medication
  5. Poor instructions and protocols given by the doctor
  6. Fear of side effects

Adherence to the medication with proper guidance from the doctor has seen to decrease the symptoms of depression in the patients, leading them get back to their normal life. Under-treatment of depression can become fatal. If the depression escalates, suicidal tendencies can follow. Apart from these, suddenly stopping the medication has been associated with withdrawal symptoms which can get fatal in severe cases. In recent times, depression has become a common problem with the rise of fatalities caused by depression. As important as it may be to consult a doctor to get your symptoms diagnosed and get the right treatment, it is of equal importance that one adheres to the therapy and abides by the guidelines.

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Alzheimer's - An Overview!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Alzheimer's - An Overview!

With age, most body organs begin to deteriorate in their function. This happens to the brain also, thereby reducing the overall speed of functioning of most organs. While slowing of bodily movement is visible, the internal organs functioning also slows down, which is not that obvious. Memory loss or dementia is one of the main manifestations of this degeneration of the brain.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and the associated symptoms includes reduced reasoning abilities and cognitive defects. Though it is seen only in the elderly, not all elderly people will have Alzheimer’s. The overall quality of life of the affected person is reduced with difficulty remembering things that were recently learned. It is a progressive disease and as it gets more severe, a full-time caretaker may be required.

Causes: The brain cells are affected by protein masses known as plaques and tangles. These hamper the way communication between the brain cells happens as well as affect nutrition from reaching all parts of the brain. This leads to shrinking of the brain, eventually leading to memory loss and other problems. There is also a strong genetic linkage, as most people with Alzheimer’s have the lipoprotein A gene.

Symptoms: Though memory loss is the most common symptom, there are other symptoms:

  1. Being confused about places, people, and times
  2. Inability to find the right words during conversations
  3. Regular objects are misplaced
  4. Becoming irritable, (in someone who was not so previously)
  5. Mood swings
  6. Personality changes
  7. Inability to organise thoughts
  8. Not able to make the right decisions
  9. Repetitive talks and actions
  10. Forgetfulness (not something the person always does)
  11. Difficulty with numbers (again, not something calculations
  12. Difficulty managing everyday tasks and minor problems
  13. Suspicion of others (like immediate family members and friends)

Risk factors: While age is definitely a risk factor, the fact that not all aged people develop Alzheimer’s is to be borne in mind. Other risk factors include the history of stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and poor lifestyle choices.

Diagnosis: While there is no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s, symptoms along with brain scans and neuropsychological function testing are useful ways to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment: This is aimed at two things reducing the rate of disease progression and treat (or reverse) symptoms if possible.

Cholinesterase inhibitors improve cellular communication in the brain and also manage depression and agitation. Memantine is used to slow the pace of disease progression.
In people with the disease, small changes are useful to help them with the symptoms. These include keeping essential things like keys and wallet in the same place, keep a daily diary to help them remember things, keep pictures of friends and family within visible distance. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Im so sensitive, im patient of depression, my husband doesn't love me ,wt can I do. Pls give me few advice.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Im so sensitive, im patient of depression, my husband doesn't love me ,wt can I do. Pls give me few advice.
Good Morning ~ Thank you for your question and depression can manifest in many forms and you are having problems with negative feelings of absence of love from your husband. I believe that you will be able to find the answers to your questions if you can elaborate the same during a counseling session during which time, we can also determine your ability to take advice and also suggest appropriate medications in that context. Look forward to hearing from you.
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