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Dr. Shankar is a popular Psychologist in Punjagutta, Hyderabad. You can visit him/her at Angels Advanced Clinic Pvt. in Punjagutta, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar on has a nexus of the most experienced Psychologists in India. You will find Psychologists with more than 33 years of experience on Find the best Psychologists online in Hyderabad. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am a depression patient since 6 years. Medicine taken tab. Fristo plus and sos epitril Md 0.5 mg. I do not consult to any doctor last 4 years and at present highly depression. Not sleeping quietly and not quite from mentally. Suggest any medicine or direction pl. Pl. Thanks.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am a depression patient since 6 years. Medicine taken tab. Fristo plus and sos epitril Md 0.5 mg. I do not consult ...
Hi I will prescribe you some harmless flower remedy available in homoeo shops. Mix 4 drops of mustard + 4 drops of gentian + 4 drops of scleranthus + 4 drops of pine + 4 drops of white chestnut. Mix these with 100 ml water and take every 12 hours. That is two times a day.

What happens when a person frequently gets depressed thinking about something or other. What should be done to make them come out of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
What happens when a person frequently gets depressed thinking about something or other.
What should be done to make t...
At your age this claim is serious. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I get tired too often, climbing stairs till 3rd floor drains all my energy. I do not feel fresh after getting up in the morning, there is headache, body ache and dullness. Its really affecting my lifestyle, am not able to study, concentrate or do anything. What should I do?

Psychologist, Delhi
I get tired too often, climbing stairs till 3rd floor drains all my energy. I do not feel fresh after getting up in t...
Your weight should be around 58-59 kg. At your age weakness generally occurs due to low haemoglobin although I am suggesting to consult any physician. But in the meanwhile try to follow my suggestions you will feel the improvement. Try to make your diet plan such that it should be energetic as well as rich in iron. Eat fruits and vegetables containing vitamin c such as guava, lemon,oranges as vitamin c help in absorption of iron. Eat palak, green vegetables, chiku include fibre containing food in your diet ,also include protein rich diet. Don't skip lunch or dinner. If you need my help regarding this you can contact me.
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I am a smoker. My age is 24 years and from last five years I m smoking. Now I want to stop smoking and I am unable to do the same even I am trying to stop it but I am unable. Please help me with some medicine which can help me to do the same. Please do not suggest for any nicotine type chewing gums as I have already tried for it. Please help for the same.

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, In my opinion, smoking is easy to quit. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you?re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse?no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn?t easy. But it?s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Take care.
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5 Reasons Why Some People Accomplish More And Are Much Happier

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist, Bangalore
5 Reasons Why Some People Accomplish More And Are Much Happier

Do you know why some people accomplish more and generally are much happier in their lives?
The field of Positive Psychology explains this. Research says, one of the signature strengths that such people have is "Gratitude. Gratitude makes them take better care of themselves physically and mentally. It also makes people engage in more proactive and healthy way. It promotes the motivation for exercise, healthy diet and willingness to wriggle out of any negative situations in life. It helps boost your immune system.  Since it makes you more optimistic and alert, you cope better with stress and feel healthier.

How to Have An Attitude of Gratitude?

1) Be Mindful of What You Have - Being thankful for very small things actually bring a great amount of joy. Have gratitude for small things like sunlight, rain, flowers, a cup of tea, a caring spouse, a child's laughter. It gives us the resilience to cope with tougher situations.

2) Keep a Gratitude Journal - Every night before going to bed, write down "What was the best thing that happened to you that day.  It fosters better sleep and a sense of well being and satisfaction.

3) Reframe Challenging Situations - It's not the situation but our perception of the situation that makes it challenging. You can reframe your reactions and respond by saying that "I may have a very demanding boss, but I have become more organized, patient. It will help you to attend to your work and be cheerful.

4) Practice saying Thank You - It's very simple. When you buy a bus ticket, just smile and say 'Thank You. Feel the first raindrops on your face and smile in gratitude for all the life it brings.

5) Focus your attention outwards - According to Emmons, a US psychology professor, people who are more aware of the positives in their lives tend to focus their attention outside of themselves. They feel complete, satisfied and fulfilled in their lives and are capable of helping the less fortunate ones.

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Hello sir, my mom had got paralysed since 10 years now slowly slowly she is losing her memory power so what should we do now?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Stroke (paralysis) can cause decrease in cognitive processing and result in post stroke dementia which is characterised by memory loss, difficulty in day to day activity and at times behavioural issues. There are some medications which can help to slow down the cognitive deterioration. Please consult a neurologist or a psychiatrist for her memory issues.

Stress, Its Effects on Overall Health and How Homeopathy Can Help

BHMS, B.Sc. Zoology, CGO
Homeopath, Thane
Stress, Its Effects on Overall Health and How Homeopathy Can Help

Off late, stress has started to take a toll on the health of most people. Irrespective of your age, you are burdened with work issues, disputes, household chores and other unplanned work, which comes your way everyday. These are what contribute the most to your stress building on a daily basis. Too much of stress accumulation in your body can be fatal for your health. It would lead to various side effects and disorders. Thus, it is important to treat stress in its earliest stages, lest it develops and degrades your health more.

What Causes Stress?

Stress is a natural reaction to psychological and physical threats. In small doses, stress improves our performance under pressure, helps us stay focused, and protects us from exhaustion. Unfortunately, in today's hectic, achievement-driven world, almost every individual experiences larger doses of stress several times per year. Many of us encounter regular stress-causing situations — negative and positive, large and small events — including job pressure, substantial life changes, promotions, financial hardships, daily hassles, deadlines, and grief over illness and death.

Constant stress causes our inner alarm system to remain turned on too long at a time, and it becomes more and more difficult to shut if off. When not assessed and managed, stress can lead to serious illnesses such as heart disease and high blood pressure. It also takes a toll on the quality of our life, work, and relationships. Natural homeopathic stress medicines support your body's need to calm down, relax, focus, and avoid agitation and exhaustion.

How can homeopathy help?

To start with, the homeopathic enquiry is a very profound one and very often during a consultation various factors come to light, which may be creating some degree of anxiety or stress in the patient’s life. A discussion as to how they may be overcome, removed or mitigated, can often be very helpful. Discussion itself can be extremely therapeutic. In many cases, the patient is anxious or worried because nobody has taken time to talk to them. The homeopathic physician spends a lot of time with patients. It is however very important that the practitioner should have a sound knowledge of conventional medical diagnosis because during the discussion signs and symptoms of disease which need conventional (sometimes urgent) treatment may emerge and a qualified doctor with a knowledge of diagnosis knows when to refer a patient urgently to the appropriate specialist and is able to do so.

Having carefully assessed the patient, taking into account not only his illness and how he is reacting to it, but his whole make-up, the homeopathic physician then tries to work out the patient’s constitutional remedy. If he succeeds in selecting the right remedy, the patient’s well­being, resistance, resilience, general health and ability to cope are enhanced and many stress symptoms can be helped.

Homeopathy has been seen as an effective natural remedy to treat the problems of stress. Many have tried homeopathy as a treatment and have got wonderful results out of it. 

Stress Absorber helps mind and body to relax, stabilizes temper, reduces feelings of irritation, and increases a  person's need for rest, good food, and good company. The balancing homeopathic ingredients also ease stomach and colicky pains, soothe minor muscle and joint aches, and calm rapid pulse and irregular palpitation.


Stress is an emotional and physical strain caused by one’s response to pressure exerted from the outside world. Long-term stress can sometimes turn into anxiety and cause an array of behavioural, mental and emotional symptoms. Constant stress increases blood pressure as well as the risk of a stroke. It can also increase the danger of heart attacks, particularly if anger and mistrust is involved. It triggers addictive behaviours that contribute to death and disability, such as smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, and overeating.

Addictive habits and superficial attempts to change one’s lifestyle may not work in severe cases of anxiety or stress because they fail to address the root issues that lead to symptoms. Homeopathy, on the other hand, is one of the best ways to address underlying issues and ultimately remove stress and anxiety, which in turn brings physical health if the remedy is prescribed professionally. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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My mother is 45 years old, she feels like hearing some unknown voices ,abusing her threatening to kill her. She is having this problem since last year, we have shown some doctors they have prescribed olanzapine 25 mg, therebis no improvement ,she feels sleepy all the time after taking medicine and severe back pain.

Homeopath, Kolkata
My mother is 45 years old, she feels like hearing some unknown voices ,abusing her threatening to kill her.
She is ha...
Please do a Thyroid profile test -m T3/T4/TSH Monitor her blood pressure/blood sugar - FBS/PPBS If there is any fear she is hiding and not able to expresses this can happen - hence speak to her on this while she is alone. Give her Aconite 30 - thrice daily 4 pills for next 7 days Based on the reports further treatment would be suggested.
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Please solution my mother she feeling depressed after my father's expiry and she feels like body becoming light but there no fault she thinks like that.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Please solution my mother she feeling depressed after my father's expiry and she feels like body becoming light but t...
Kindly get her consulted with a psychiatrist she will become fine in few weeks time, depression can produce these symptoms.
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I have been smoking till today. I am 34 years and might be pregnant by mid of this month. What should I do to cut effects of smoking. Is it too late.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
I have been smoking till today. I am 34 years and might be pregnant by mid of this month. What should I do to cut eff...
If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.
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