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Dr. Shankar

Psychologist, Hyderabad

Dr. Shankar Psychologist, Hyderabad
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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 Lybrate.com.

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I am sekhar and 23 years old. I am forgetting things easily. I would like to know what is the diet that will supply nutrients to the brain. Looking forward for the reply.

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 lybrate user. I can understand. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. To recollect you need to retain whatever you understand. To retain, you need to understand. To understand you need to find creative reading techniques. Creativity in reading and problem solving. Every fruit, vegetable and pulse and nuts can help you enhance your memory. I suggest online educational counselling. Take care.
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How to reduce mental stress?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
Relax on holidays. Spend time with friends. Do yoga. Go for outing with family. Spare time for pray.
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I am 27 yrs old boy, I have a problem which I read I can't remember after few hours please instruct 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. If you want more of my help in this regard, please contact me. Take care.
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I am addicted of smoking and drinking. I want to leave it but I can't able. Give some ideas about how to leave smoking and drinking?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you to get rid of your habit of smoking and it’s side-effects. Schwabe's Daphne Indica/ thrice daily for 3 months. After a month, report back to me.' For addiction of drinking: Start with homoeopathic medication by Schwabe - Quercus Robur 1x/ thrice a day daily for 4 weeks. Start taking fresh, nutritive, balanced and healthy food consisting more of seasonal fruits, green vegetables, pulses, legumes, nuts, flaxseeds, 10-12 glasses of water in a day, 6-8 hrs. Of sleep daily and think healthy! Yoga Poses: -Marichyasana: It is performed by sitting in a comfortable position on the floor. Sit cross-legged on the floor and pull your right thigh towards your chest. Twist your body towards the right side. Repeat the twist on the left side. -Suryanamaskar: To begin with, hold your hands folded in front of you (as in the Indian Namaskara pose) and look at the sun. Raise your hands straight upwards in the folded position. Bend down and touch your feet. Stretch one leg outwards and arch your body backwards. Bend forward in the downward dog pose and then rest your entire body on your belly. Next, slowly lift up your torso in the cobra pose. Now, return back to the downward dog pose and all the other poses you have performed before it in the return sequence. Ultimately, you will return to the folded hands pose which you have started with. -Baddha Konasana is performed in a seated posture. Start by sitting with your legs stretched outwards. Now fold one leg and then the next, and place them with the soles of the feet in contact with each other. Remain seated in the position for as long as you can. -Balasana helps in combating alcoholism by strengthening the mind of the alcohol addict. This asana relieves mental stress and fatigue and improves blood circulation to the brain. To perform this asana, kneel down, touch the floor with your forehead and stretch out your hands in the front.
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My wife is 26 years old. Her father died 11 years ago by a truck accident. She loved her father very much. After died she highly shocked. About 2 years to get recover from the shock. But till now she has fear of dead body, accident, burning ghat. Any time when she saw the dead body or hears such a sound Bolo hori Hori Bol', she about to get senseless, even 2 times I saw that after since back she not remembering any thing for hours she back go to her childhood. Please help me to recover the problem.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife is 26 years old. Her father died 11 years ago by a truck accident. She loved her father very much. After died...
She has obviously been traumatized by, not only the sudden death of her father, but the manner of his death. Girls are normally close to their fathers and so this has had a great impact on her. I do not believe that she has genuinely or completely resolved his death. She has to go through some grieving therapy and so it is advised that you take her to a counselor to take care of that. Once she takes care of the grief and perhaps some anger too, she will return to normal pretty soon. You, as her husband, must be very empathetic and understanding and give her all the support you can to help her process this grief. She has to be encouraged to talk and express all the feelings and memories to completely deal with the issue.
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If some people if circle disturbed me as mentally stressed ,so what should I will do for get ride from it? please kindly will reply me respected sir/madam.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
If some people if circle disturbed me as mentally stressed ,so what should I will do for get ride from it? please kin...
First get to the root of the problem. At this age, you should not be feeling weak and listless. You may be having a minor medical problem which is leading to all this misery. Stay away from negative people but It may not be very practical. So, you have to make yourself mentally strong. Please contact me. I will try to help you.
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M 22 year old male. I dont like any thing around me and I cant even enjoy anything like before. I dont have any wish, dream or aim to work on. My nind stays blank most of the tym. Wht should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You have to do regular walking with exercises at least half an hour in the morning and half an hour at evening.
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DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Quitting smoking? a long term effort. 1. Even if you have decided to quit and stopped smoking, unexpected temptation will lure you back. You have to be firm, resolute and resist temptation. Keep recollecting health hazards and be determined. 2. The day you stop smoking, throw away balance cigarettes, ash trays and keep away from smoking friends for some time. 3. Drink lots of water to flush out nicotine and other toxins. 4. When ever you feel urge, have deep breathing exercise to release your tense feeling. 5. The urge gradually recedes and divert attention to other activities. 6. When you have strong urge remember evils of smoking. Chew gum or cinnamon piece. Don't get into a new habit.
7. Seek support of your family and friends. You win over your temptation. Good luck!
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How to remove the habit of chewing of Gutka and Tabbaco! and also leaving smoking habit easily without chewing gum of nicotine and alias!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am so glad that your intention is to quit both of these habits. Both of them are orally ingested habits of smoking and gutkha and so quitting can be a little difficult but can be done at one time. There are no guarantees about stopping one’s addiction. But that does not mean we should not keep at it, over and over again until we succeed. Now it is difficult to give up all by yourself because you have become addicted to smoking and gutkha and there is so much to do. Under such circumstances it is best that you admit yourself into a de-addiction center and stay there for at least 6 months and after that you can attend counseling with a professional. Since you have probably tried and found it extremely difficult I suggest you do one of the following: It sounds like you are in an advanced stage of smoking and gutkha use and need admission to a rehabilitation center to ideally help deal with this problem. Ultimately, it is your will power and the support that you receive from the medical fraternity and your close and dear ones. You must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide you on several measures and precautions you will need to take to stay with your resolve. Even after the rehabilitation you must attend Smoker's Anonymous meetings and continue this support for a long time. Make a serious plan with whoever else’s support you can get and act on it fast. Do not delay for any reason and stop fooling around with half decisions. This must be your last and final attempt and make it a successful one.
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I am 40 years old male lost my wife 5 years ago but not able to come out of negative thoughts although I have two kids one boy 11 years and a daughter of 5 years which my wife left when she died while giving birth to her. Should I take some medicine?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am 40 years old male lost my wife 5 years ago but not able to come out of negative thoughts although I have two kid...
Yes, medicines are likely to help you. but without medicines, psychotherapy can also be used if you, for some reason, don't want to take medicines. An evaluation will be needed to rule out any other physical or psychological problems including bipolar disorder. A diagnosis of depression or adjustment disorder/ prolonged grief reaction will need to be confirmed, which I strongly suspect is the case. Medicines such as fluoxetine, escitalopram or sertraline can be very helpful while also being completely safe. Take care!
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I am feeling neglected by them who are not my blood related, and with whom I thought I am very close too. Cant ignore or avoid them as I cant afford to. Please. Help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
This is a strange paradox: the people you think you are close to are actually ignoring you. But it is not unique to you alone. Those people who suffer from a rejection issue find themselves in this predicament. Find out why these people are neglecting you. Are you doing something to cause this? there must be a way you behave or present yourself that they are choosing to neglect you. Once you have identified that, change that behavior in you. Before you do so ask yourself, do you love yourself first of all? I suspect that there may be a problem of self-acceptance and self-love. If you don? t love yourself, then you may depend on others too much for the love you need. Inevitably, they will reject you or at least neglect you. You could be suffering from the rejection issue from which all these outcomes will be activated. This is how social priorities are normally set: first you love god, then yourself sufficiently, and then others. If you are full of appropriate love, you will attract others? love by default. As easy as that! you are right, you cannot afford to be ignored by society. But like I said, start with yourself, first.
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I am suffering from depression and ocd for the last 17 years and now I am on medicines and experience fits also but my condition is now much better my fire regarding sex is zero at present what should I do.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from depression and ocd for the last 17 years and now I am on medicines and experience fits also but m...
Along with the medications you may take the psychological therapies and couple counseling. Spend some good quality time with your spouse and focus on her qualities. Make eye contact while sitting with her and talking to her and while sleeping try to sleep nude both of you if possible and in a spooning position. Do not force for sex, first let your body feel the love of your partner and vice-versa. Laugh together, sing together, bath, cook and eat together; take your time, slowly every thing will be fine.
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I am 34 year old. My brother passed away in the month of May and my husband left me for silly reasons. I am all alone have not said anything to my parents as they are already in trauma because they lost their son and I don't want to add mine, but until when. I feel like killing myself.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 34 year old. My brother passed away in the month of May and my husband left me for silly reasons. I am all alone...
You need to face the situation in life boldly and suicide is not a solution. You can seek the help of good friends or a counsellor and do meditation and yoga, read books and listen to music and go to women's club if possible
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I am 18 years old, then what will I can do for the memory improving please answer me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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HI doctorsI always anger on small things on my family or my girlfriend. I love tooo much my girlfriend but I also anger tooo much on her. So hlp me plz.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress, but first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (the mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids). Medication: take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks.
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I smoke from past 10 years. I took 1-2 cigarettes daily. Please advise me how can I avoid/leave smoking.

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 lybrate-user, smoking is injurious to health. Even when you take one cigarette per day, it is capable of cancer. Quitting is not that easy. Though deaddiction therapy is useful, I would suggest you to just quit it in one go on a fine day. You need to sustain it with the help of will power. Motivation therapy and mind power therapy should help you. Please consult a psychologist
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I just broke up a few days ago after my gf cheated on me. I hadn't eaten for a week due to anxiety because I knew something was wrong but 3 days ago we broke up and she's gone to him. Now that I hadn't eaten for a week, my body can't intake that much of food and liquids (I'm trying) and I am really depressed, sometimes I'm happy but then again, depressed. Depressed because I lost my best friend who betrayed me and stole my gf and all my friends along with that because they think I'm blaming him and he never tried stealing her. How do I remove my depression? I've been trying everything. I've been successful too but I felt like sharing my story to you guys. (I am completely lonely now, no friends. I've just got my best friend who is a girl)

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I just broke up a few days ago after my gf cheated on me. I hadn't eaten for a week due to anxiety because I knew som...
Well, it is a good thing to share your distress and get it off of your chest. However, that doesn't change much, does it? You are just all of 15 years old and you should not take the relationship too seriously. It is better you have discovered that she was two-timing you now than a lot later when you wold have been too much into her. It will certainly hurt to know that your best friend has snatched her away from you. Perhaps he was better for her for some reason and you can do some reasoning around that and see where you have to improve. It is not the end of the world and you can take it in your stride, if you learn the lessons you need to. Otherwise, you will tend to repeat them. You must now quickly move on and get rid of all reminders of her and stop visiting places you two used to frequent. You must talk a lot about your feelings to a close friend but do not malign her reputation. If you have lost to a better guy, then so may it be. You will still find your dream girl somewhere out there and do not rush into one right now until you have resolved this matter. If need be you could meet with a relationship copunselor and sort all your emotions to come out stronger and better.
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I'm male my age is 19 years. I am watching adult videos all the time. I want to stop but I can not. What should I do now?

MBA (Healthcare), MRCPsych UK, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I'm male my age is 19 years. I am watching adult videos all the time. I want to stop but I can not. What should I do ...
Spend time thinking about the benefits and harms. Deaddiction measures would help. No medicines for this problem.
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She don't eat any thing and wants to sleep all time and wants that no one disturb her and she likes to live lone.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
She don't eat any thing and wants to sleep all time and wants that no one disturb her and she likes to live lone.
If only sleep had been a problem it would have been a different case but since you want to live alone it coukd a depression which is characterized by sadness of mood, lack of interest, hopelessness and lassitude lethargy and withdrawn from society which means wanna live alone. So you need a psychiatric consultation zo that you can overcome this depression and your laziness can aldo b taken care of. Do not hesitate and take tewatment as soon ad possible. Take care!
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Tips to think out of box or what to do for smart thinking or what to do to become sharp minded?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before. Ironically, its a cliché that means to think of clichéd situations in ways that aren’t clichéd. We’re told to “think outside the box” all the time, but how exactly do we do that? How do we develop the ability to confront problems in ways other than the ways we normally confront problems? How do we cultivate the ability to look at things differently from the way we typically look at things? 4. Read a novel in an unfamiliar genre. Reading is one of the great mental stimulators in our society, but it’s easy to get into a rut. Try reading something you’d never have touched otherwise – if you read literary fiction, try a mystery or science fiction novel; if you read a lot of hard-boiled detective novels, try a romance; and so on. Pay attention not only to the story but to the particular problems the author has to deal with. For instance, how does the fantasy author bypass your normal skepticism about magic and pull you into their story? Try to connect those problems to problems you face in your own field5. Write a poem. While most problem-solving leans heavily on our brain’s logical centers, poetry neatly bridges our more rational left-brain though processes and our more creative right-brain processes. Draw a picture. Drawing a picture is even more right-brained, and can help break your logical left-brain’s hold on a problem the same way a poem can. Also, visualizing a problem engages other modes of thinking that we don’t normally use, bringing you another creative boost.
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