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Dr. Sankata Haranam

Psychiatrist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Sankata Haranam Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Sankata Haranam is one of the best Psychiatrists in Medipally, Hyderabad. You can consult Dr. Sankata Haranam at NGO's Hospital in Medipally, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sankata Haranam on Lybrate.com.

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I suffer from severe anxiety and depression my concentration level is also very low And suffer from laughter attacks ,even when there is nothing to laugh eg when I see a fat person , if one stammers etc, I took stalopam Mini plus for some period did not help much doctor stopped it after some time, its embarrassing in serious situations in public, I feel the laughing sensation always in mind whenever I am talking normal , I fear I can get laugh attack anytime, pls tell any homeopathic or. Allopathic medicine which can stop this completely. How do I increase my mental strength. Why do I get this laughing sensation even while emotion like crying.

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I suffer from severe anxiety and depression my concentration level is also very low
And suffer from laughter attacks ...
Hi lybrate-user, Do not worry about this issue, keep laughing Mr. Alok, nothing wrong in laughing, laughing is the best medicine. You have to be free from anxiety and depression. For that you should not mind about laughing, do not worry about what others say, it is sometimes inborn characteristics, as time passes you can control yourself from laughing, for that you need some exercise. Step 1: Go to your bedroom, when you feel depressed or anxious, keep laughing atleast for half an hour with intervals, Next keep laughing from AAAA, BBBBB, CCCC, EEEE, DDDDDD, till Z, outburst your depression from your heart. Step 2: Try to cry in serious situations, try to be serious, try to control, if you are not able to no problem. Step 3: Try to not attend social gathering for a month, instead can mingle with family and friends, Slowly you can attend social gathering 2 per month, try these steps and then get back to you, inbetween can call me or mail me if you have any doubt, or any problem. Best wishes for happy life. Regards, Psy. MSV.

Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment should be erased.

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Head and limbs pain me so much pain that I do and sometimes the whole body is rigid, so all told me that treatment sh...
Hi, as you didn't talk about duration of your problem, still I think that it will help you. If you have a same problem since past many month and all your investigations reveals normal finding then you may be suffering from somatoform disorder. In this person have pain at multiple sites, along with that have stomach problem like gastritis, bloating etc. They also have other problem like burning sensation, tingling sensation in different body part, some person also have sexual difficulty too. If any above list have match with your problem then please visit a psychiatrist. He would definitely help you.

I lost my girl friend last year and since then I feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself alone all the time please help me.

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I lost my girl friend last year and since then I feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself alone all the time ...
Dear lybrate-user loosing a girl friend is really sad. And it has to be experienced totally. Experiencing means feeling and expressing your emotions, but keeping this sadness for ever will make your life uncreative and destructive. So its your option to experinece it so that it will fade away or to keep it for ever and suffer.

I am 62 years old man suffering from anxiety and depression with insomnia. Please suggest any remedy.

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I am 62 years old man suffering from anxiety and depression with insomnia. Please suggest any remedy.
I suspect that you are one of many who have been taking medicines but not working with a counselor in tandem. You need both counseling and medical intervention. The combination is ideal for the cure to be complete. In fact counseling will need to go on for a long time to develop skills and techniques to cope with everyday challenges of your life. If you remain episode-free for three years at least, you can be weaned off of the medication. So I assume that for all of these many years you have been letting the medicine do all the work on your depression and very little effort from your side. This will not do at all. So please start counseling immediately. In the meantime please do the following that can be done all by yourself as you desire: You must be active and work towards your reformation. Many lifestyle changes need to be made to progress away for the condition. When you are depressed, you will feel lazy though I would like to call it lethargy. There is an inertia and lack of energy to even think, let alone act. You are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. 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, eat more of proteins and vegetables, 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 scotching 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 things, 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. If you are young and you can do it with some commitment. The doctor and counselor are there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with them is very critical for your success. For the insomnia please do the following: Yoga, meditation, and stress management exercises with definitely help. You must also do vigorous exercise every day, whether you get sleep or not. You should wake up at a uniform time every day, even if you don’t get sleep. You could sleep in the afternoon but try not to exceed 20 minutes to catch up with lost sleep, and that too only if necessary. Ideally, it is better not to sleep during the day at all. Even if you do not get sleep get to bed at a uniform time like 10.30 and just lie down and read some non-stimulating material. In the lying down position the body tends to regress to a childlike state and will induce sleep. Do not get up to switch off the light, and so you need to arrange for a bed lamp that can be put off at a stretch of a hand. Do not take alcohol, tea, coffee, soft drinks etc. before going to bed. A warm glass of milk before bedtime improves sleep for various reasons. Have dinner early and always make it a pure carbohydrate meal that can be had with any vegetables. Make the room as dark as possible but warm and cozy. Block out all forms of light entering the room through windows. The room must have reasonable cross-ventilation. There must not be any LED lights nearby your bed. Reduce all kinds of sounds around you: light music may be put on if it induces sleep for you with the ‘sleep’ function on. In rare cases you could watch TV in a lying position and switch off when you feel drowsy. There are some odors that could stimulate you and prevent sleep from happening; kindly examine that – this includes perfumes, soap scents, and even laundry detergents. Check out if a warm or cold bath induces sleep for you, and do that before retiring. If you have exhausted yourself through exercise, you will find it easier to relax into a stupor. Contemplate on calm and relaxing thoughts while in bed: decontaminate your mind from all the stresses of the day before going to bed. You could acquire a recording of gradual relaxation and guided relaxation routines. Sleep with your head facing North, and do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. Sleep as far as possible on your left ear. Try these for now and if these fail you must meet with a counselor and work out other matters that may be causing the insomnia.

I am suffering from streaming problem When ever I want to speak in front of any one than my voice don't come out clear from tough This problem is last from 10-15 years So please guide me what should I do against if this problem.

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Dear lybrate user, welcome to lybrate. Stammering is" speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or" say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses" stammering could be due to two reasons. First reason is vocal cord misalignment. Second is psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ent specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ent specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, the best option is stammer therapy. Take care.

Why we get irritate in depression.

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Why we get irritate in depression.
Irritabilty is seen in agitated depression. In depression self confidence and concentration at work reduces, that leads to poor outcome and frustration of unable to do things in a desired way. Secondly in depression sensitivity increases to minor criticism and little important changes in environment. As a result depressed person may sometimes get irritated easily.

I constantly feel tired, sleepy and sort of like have body ache in the morning as soon as I wake up. I also have pain in my knees and feet, backpain and low energy levels. What could it be?

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I constantly feel tired, sleepy and sort of like have body ache in the morning as soon as I wake up. I also have pain...
Start with Physiotherapy treatment and learn exercise. Get your blood test also done. Don't sit on floor. Use lumber spine belt and knee cap. Take calcium and multivitamin with Glucosamine supplement for 2 month

I think I am having Alzheimer , recently I read an article from the internet and found almost every symptom in myself , how can I get rid of it by myself.

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I think I am having Alzheimer , recently I read an article from the internet and found almost every symptom in myself...
Dear Aman, This is not the age to get Alzheimer's. Symptoms are common for many diseases. For example cough can be due to allergy or sore throat or TB. Go to a doctor with your symptoms and get diagnosed.

Is it normal for young boys (teenagers) to sexually fantasize about women who are older than them? I would like some psychological as well as sociological advice. Please note that in the question I have intentionally written women and not girls so as to point out the age difference I'm talking about. Thank you.

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Is it normal for young boys (teenagers) to sexually fantasize about women who are older than them? I would like some ...
It is fine to fantasize about anything or anyone unless and untill its a cause of distress for you or people around you. You are free to make choices and no one can stop you from that. So till the time you are comfortable with your thoughts its normal. If you have any specific doubts or query, you may ask

I give my papers of before before few days and now I am giving my practical I am very depressed about it and feeling very anxiety nervousness and fear what to do?

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
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I give my papers of before before few days and now I am giving my practical I am very depressed about it and feeling ...
Dear lybrate-user, Welcome to Lybrate. Tension during and before examination is called performance anxiety. To overcome exam related performance anxiety, you should know yourself, your subject, exams and your study patterns. Once you study systematically and to the point, there is no need to be panic before or during the exams. “Effective learning” techniques should help you. Take care.

We've no nicotine anonymous meetings at our area. I love smoking cigarettes and despite my ill health and embarrassing coughs all day long, I am helpless. I think switching to e cigarette or herbal cigarettes might do me some good. I am not a bad person by nature but people who see me with cigarette always think otherwise. I love the the idea of letting cigarette and can't imagine my life without smoking and its scary. I am terrified and that's another reason for another smoke. I want to quit on my own but it sounds impossible. I haven't taken alcohol in 5 years 20days despite being alcoholic with the support of a. A. Meetings.

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Dear lybrate user, you may need a bit of will power to stop smoking permanently. You could easily abstain yourself from smoking during the initial 2-3 days. But after few days of abstaining from smoking you will feel a strong craving to smoke a cigarette whenever you face any tense situation. Here lies your real test. You will need a lot of will power to resist that craving & face any tense situation without the help of nicotene. However, you can take homoeopathic mother tincture daphne indica q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to reduce your craving for nicotene.

How do i know if i am going through depression?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions Fatigue and decreased energy Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping Irritability, restlessness Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex Overeating or appetite loss Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

How much alcohol can someone over 50 safely drink, and does our tolerance change with aging?

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
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Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. Alcohol is poison. Your liver works hard to disintegrate alcohol and in the process damages itself. Therefore, there is nothing like safe limit. Even a single drop is bad for liver at any stage of your life. Please quit alcohol. Take care.

I have a so much problem because of my exam,not being able to handle pressure so not feeling well. So help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
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I have a so much problem because of my exam,not being able to handle pressure so not feeling well. So help me.
The best remedy i can recommend you is as follows Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.

I am 40 years old. I am facing problem of premature ejaculation, I am a smoker I smoke around 10 cigrate in a day.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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I am 40 years old. I am facing problem of premature ejaculation, I am a smoker I smoke around 10 cigrate in a day.
You need to stop smoking. This will help in your problem of premature ejaculation too. We can start you on some medication to help you quit smoking as well as increase your pre ejaculation period. Please contact for further information.

I smoke a ciggrates daily and I wanna quite it how could you help me out in it. I try not to smoke but I could not control myself. I smoke from 3 years.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
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A normal human takes oxygen into lungs 15 -20 times per minute (15 - 20 breaths) lungs mixes oxygen in blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding bad elements like nicotine etc. How to quit: by willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way. Slow technic reduce one by one per day or week.

My age is 25 iam suffering from body pains and headache in night times 3 or 4 times going to pass please give suggestions.

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General Physician
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My age is 25 iam suffering from body pains and headache in night times 3 or 4 times going to pass please give suggest...
Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports and as of now take tablet paracetamol

Sir I recently have a sex with a prostitute. During sex my condom broke. In first sec I stop sex and change the condom. After sex I see some blood in condom or on my body. Can I get hiv or any aids. I asked her about hiv + she clearly regret this. Sir how I can sure that I can't get any hiv virus infection. please help sir. I can't live with this burden. I m very depressed.

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Sir I recently have a sex with a prostitute. During sex my condom broke. In first sec I stop sex and change the condo...
HI gaurav, See in your situation, if the girl you had sex with is not HIV infected you may not contract HIV but the only way to know whether you have or not is get yourself tested in 3 months time. Dont stress out so much. Have patience.

I'm 30 years of age. I have been noticing that I forget things very easily now a days. It's bit difficult to grasp new knowledge. Is it memory issue or something else? I am quick learner person. Please suggest some remedy for this problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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At your age it is most likely that it is something else.It can be due to stress or overwork.Just follow a strict routine in your life style and avoid undue stress.Start doing a 30 min brisk morning walk and BRAMARI PRANAYAM for 10 minutes.It will help you.

I feel like crying for no reason and constantly. It just comes automatically also.

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
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You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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